Thursday, June 30, 2011!

Today my daughter and I experienced "College Orientation - Day 1." Some helpful information - some I could have read on my own faster. A nice BBQ and a lovely rain shower (not at the same time), and tomorrow is Day 2. It is so beautiful here - the mountains still have snow on them. But - it was 92 degrees today, so the rain was a welcome respite, even if only for a few minutes. Apartment hunting begins Friday.

So -- I had been reading some gallery and blog posts about using things that were on your desk.  And yesterday (actually a few days ago when I "pre-posted" this) I cleaned off my desk and organized my stamp room better. But I had these two images still in the "Do Something With This" pile, so I decided to make a card with scraps and what I had not yet put away. And here it is:

I used Paulette's word art from TLC Creations (a past freebie!) with Hambo Stamps' Heart Basket. Click on the photo and you can see the Starfire Glitter I added to the hearts. The button is a little chipboard heart I had and it is threaded with Real Red CS. It is layered on Riding Hood Red CS cut out with a Spellbinders Rectangle Nestie, but the edges are hard to see against the Red Prints DP. I colored my basket with Copic markers. The printed ribbon and red brads are from Hobby Lobby. I paper pierced the upper lefthand corner. Not bad for what was "lying around."

Today we will finish the Orientation meetings for fall - and tonight I am taking my daughter to one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What Begins With T?

Top Tip Tuesday begins with T! And it's a "T" challenge there today! You will see all sorts of "T" things, from Techniques to Teenager cards, like mine:
My images are from Rock N Roll by Sparkle N Sprinkle. For supplies and instructions on how to make this card, click HERE.

Today I am on my way to Utah, to enroll my daughter in college for the fall. We will be there until Sunday and I look forward to seeing old friends! We lived there for almost 10 years, and my son was born there. I miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today. I have some fun posts planned this week, so I hope to see you again!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Red Rainbows and Thank Yous

This is what I made for today's SCS Clean and Simple Challenge 125: Red/Black/White. I love this color combo - it is so crisp and classy. I used Rainbows & Clouds stamps and dies from Li'l Inker Designs. I ADORE this stamp set and the dies that come with it. There are oodles of possibilities for color and design! I doodled around the edge of the card for a little different finish.

Thanks for looking and I hope you have a GREAT day!

Stamps: Rainbows and Clouds by Li'l Inker Designs
Paper: Basic Black, PTI White, SU! Prints DP, Basic Grey DP (white tone underneath clouds)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: gingham ribbon, Rainbows and CLouds die cuts

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's a Swamp Thing

It's kind of swampy around here. We have had two morning thunderstorms two days in a row. I love that, actually. It is so pretty...... until about 3 PM when the humidity is up in the 90s and so is the temperature! But right now it's misty and green.... humidity is 84%....just the right temperature for FROGS!
Today's SCS Featured Stamper is sevencats. Congrats to Claudia! I used this card of hers as inspiration for my Frog card. I stamped my images in VersaMark ink, then embossed the frogs with Black Detail EP and the sentiment with Bullfrog EP. I love that it's called Bullfrog! It has a nice green sheen to it. You can find all of those supplies, including the stamp set, at Sparkle N Sprinkle. I added some dots to the frogs for a froggy texture to their skin (more like a toady texture!).

I know I like the rain, but the farmers around here surely have had enough. The corn is usually as tall as I am by now, but this year it is about 2 - maybe 3 feet high. A lot of water. If you have seen the Missouri River, you know what I am talking about. That is about 3 hours east of us. So while I love not watering the lawn, I do empathize with my farmer friends.

Well, one more day at home, and then off to Utah for a week! Wow, this summer is flying.....
Have a great day!

Stamps: Frogs by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, River Rock, PTI White 
Ink: VersaMark, Copics
Accessories: photo corner punch, Cuttlebug EF, Black Detail and Bullfrog EP, striped grosgrain ribbon, Spellbinders circle dies, brads

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Your Kindness Speaks to Me

I have a confession to make. I am not a "butterfly" person. I know they are all the rage. I resisted. I think I have been adverse to using them because they are everywhere - die cuts, stamps, punches, stickers.....kinda overkill.
And then I saw the sweet sentiments with Rubbernecker's Butterflies Are Free set. So I had butterfly stamps. And then I saw the color challenge at Our Creative Corner. So I started with my border punch, added the pearls, stamped the flourish.......and then needed butterflies. They were fun to color. They were even fun to cut out and I detest cutting anything out! But - I decided, I might possibly be........ a butterfly person. :)

We have a cool Butterfly Pavilion at our zoo. It's a free fly zone and you have to be carefully checked when you leave to make sure there aren't any butterflies hitchhiking! It's fun to watch all sorts and all sizes fly, land, drink, eat fruit and see cocoons. You don't see too many cocoons on cards now, do you?

I stamped my flourish on the Soft Suede CS with VersaMark ink - I love how it looks. The butterfly bodies have Diamond Stickles on them. They were colored with Copic markers. The sentiment says "Gentle as a butterfly your kindness speaks to me." Isn't that sweet? It is stamped with Baja Breeze ink.

You will have to click on the photo to see the Rich Razzleberry cardstock behind the stamped panel! It's there though! Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Regal Rose and Rich Razzleberry. I like it. I like my butterflies.

Today I am remembering my dad. He passed away in December 2009. Today would have been his 81st birthday. I made a chocolate cake and am taking it, and a pork roast dinner (which my dad loved) over to my mom's house today. She recently had a shoulder replacement and is a little laid up right now, but I know she will love the cake. Joy #21 is remembering my wonderful dad. Happy Birthday, Dad. I love you.

I have also entered this card in these challenges:
Our Creative Corner - color challenge
Stampin B's - friendship sentiment
CCEE - some pink

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's A Sketch Challenge!

Make sure you pop over to the Hambo Hoedown blog today and check out the fun challenge! You will LOVE the image for today!

I made this for the Splitcoast Sketch Challenge #338. Since I work on Wednesdays during the school year, I rarely get to play, so I am enjoying the summer and doing those challenges. Here is my sample for the challenge:
And here is the Sketch:
I wanted to use some of my new Rubbernecker images that were totally different from yesterday's giraffe, so I chose the Love Set. My main images are embossed with gold embossing powder - my favorite is Ranger's Queen's Gold. I added some other branches in Regal Rose along the edge of the circle.

I had to pull out my Creative Memories circle cutter that I haven't used in forever to cut that large of a circle!

I plan to save this until November and give it to my son and his wife on their first anniversary!
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek! Come play along in the challenge!

Other challenges for this card:
Creative Belli - starts with G (gold embossing powder)
Crafty Creations - sparkly (metallic paper and pearls and embossing powder)
Little Red Wagon - anniversary cards
Shopping Our Stash - tools of the trade (hadn't used circle cutter)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Criss Cross Applesauce Giraffe with a Long Rubberneck-er

Wow, that has got to be the weirdest title ever. And really makes no sense. So on to the post.... :)

Tuesday means a Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and there is an awesome Criss Cross Card tutorial on the blog today! I chose to criss cross my Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon) instead of making that card style, and you can choose either (or both!) in the challenge this week!
This is my first card I have posted on my blog for Rubbernecker Stamps as a new Design Team member. I am thrilled and honored to be on this team. It feels like home already, as I have been cyber friends with almost all of the team for a long time. And two newbies to be new friends with too! I am excited to show you more of their awesome designs in the coming weeks!

So I thought it fitting that my first DT card for my blog should be a giraffe.  This little Giraffe and sentiment are a new release, and of course I had to have both! Her (dubbed "Georgette" by me) eyes and short little legs just crack me up. I am a giraffe lover, if that is news to you, and have been collecting all sorts of them since my first year in college -- a very looooong time ago!

I love the dimension that paper pleating gives to a card and it's so easy. Had to be pink too. There is a great tutorial this week on SCS for it that you can find HERE.

Thanks for taking a peek. I hope you will stop back by tomorrow for the Hambo Hoedown!

Other challenges for this card:
Forever Friends - animal and spots/dots
Hooked on Crafts - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - something new (baby)
Crazy 4 Challenges - twine
Mark's Finest Papers - buttons
Send A Smile 4 Kids - animals for kids

Stamps: Giraffe and Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, plaid DP from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Baker's Twine (RRR), button, Spellbinders Oval and Square dies, slit punch, Kaiser Rose Pearls, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Simple Statement That Means A Lot

Sometimes I find that simple statements have the most impact. I tend to talk a lot, have lots of layers and "stuff" on my cards, and am in rush to do everything I want to accomplish. This card is the antithesis of all of that.
A simple statement, few layers, and a big impact!

My images are from Patriotic Icons by Sparkle N Sprinkle. Both are stamped in Night of Navy ink. The patterned paper is adorned with Cerise Glitter and Blue Lightning Glitter. I adhered two strips of 1/2" Tear-ific Tape (LOVE LOVE this stuff!) and then spooned my two colors of glitter on and pressed it into the tape. Easy peasy and sparkly fun!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Challenges for this card:
Cards For Men - stars
Daisy Doodles - stars/stripes
Die Cut Dreams - R/W/B

Stamps: Patriotic Icons by Sparkle N Sprinkle
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, PTI White, stash DP (patterned off white)
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: 1/2" Tear-ific Tape, Cerise Glitter, Blue Lightning Glitter (all by Sparkle N Sprinkle), star brads (The Paper Studio)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ice Cream Always Helps

Isn't that true? I am a fairly "conservative" ice cream flavor person. My favorite is homemade vanilla with Hershey's chocolate sauce. But I love TCBY fruit sorbets, and Coldstone's Chocolate Cake Batter!
Baskin Robbin's Daquiri Ice is my all-time favorite sorbet. And I consider all of those ice creams!

I made this card using Sketch Challenge 336 from Splitcoaststampers. My digital word art is from TLC Creations. I love it! Designer paper is Echo Park's Summer Days. All of the papers in that pad are so cheery and summery and fun~! Some giant ric rac from Hobby Lobby, some Cuttlebug embossing, and there you have it!

Now go out and get some ice cream!

Challenges for this card:
Challenge up Your Life - circles
Just Some Lines - spots and dots
Easy Craft Projects - inspiration photo
Alphabet Challenge - Get Well (who isn't better with ice cream when you are sick?)
Crafts 4 Eternity - R (ric rac)
Poodles Parlour - anything goes

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vibrant Italian Pottery

I love the SCS Inspiration Challenge. It's one of my favorite weekly challenges. I don't always get to participate, but I surely love it when I can. This week I had a little heads up, as Stef asked me to make a sample for a site I recommended: Italian Pottery Outlet.
I love the vibrant hues in all of the items found at Italian Pottery Outlet.

I used the Berries and Buds Wreath Set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry for my "plate" and then added MFT's die for the plate's gold edge. The button on the bow is a beautiful grape color that matches the grapes in the stamped panel. Looks a little dark here.

I had another "plate" made with the orange and red leaves in it too, and my DD nixed that one. Said it was too mismatched with too many colors. So I deferred to her fashion sense and made one without the red and the leaves. :)

Thank you for your visit today. I hope you will leave a comment so I can return the visit!

Other challenges for this card:
Crafts 4 Eternity - starting with R (ribbon, round)
Cute Card Thursday - birthstones (Blue Topaz, Citrine)
Sassy Studio - Glam It Up (pearls)
Cupcake Craftroom - flowers/leaves
Happileigh Scrappin' - embossing

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Fun Challenge Casing Amy

Today's challenge at Splitcoaststampers Free for All is to case one of your stamping friends.
Amy Sheffer was long (and still is) my stamping hero. It was so fun to meet her at CHA a couple of years ago and be roommates! She is so sweet and talented and I very blatantly copied her pinwheel card HERE.

I did stick to the "case rules" and changed a few things - my designer paper brand, an extra layer, and I added a little curled flag to the sentiment. I used some of my favorite Stella and Rose papers - Mabel Papers - for the background and pinwheel. Amy had a little corrugated flower behind her pinwheel buttons. I corrugated some Bronze Metallic CS and used my corrugator to make a button mat.  I haven't used a corrugator in years! It was fun! Dust yours off~

The Pinwheel die, Flag die, and sentiment stamp are all by Li'l Inkers Designs.
Pinwheels cheer me right up!

We had a lovely rain this last night and this morning. I absolutely LOVE morning rain showers. No wind, just nice steady rain, for about 30-45 minutes. My tomatoes and lettuce, and new redbud tree loved it! Tomorrow I will try to post some pictures of my container gardens. Just three containers, but it's enough for us!

Other challenges for this card:
AiFactory - summer fun - buttons and bows (twine bows and buttons)
Art Impressions Stamps - buttons and bows
Aud Sentiments Challenge - summertime
Crafty Purple Frog - favorite things (twine, lace)
Stampin' B's - border punch
Alota Rubber Stamps - summertime

Stamps: Sentiment Flags and Pinwheels by Li'l Inker Designs
Paper: Bronze Metallic by Prism, Stella & Rose Mabel Papers by My Mind's Eye, Sage Shadow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: corrugator, buttons, twine, lace, Fiskars Corner Edger Scissors, Pinwheel and Flag dies (Li'l Inker), EK Success border punch

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Little Sparkle N Sprinkle Shimmer!

I love patriotic cards.  I am not especially political or anything, but the good old red/white/blue makes me feel good. So today I want to share something from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Patriotic Icons set. It has a lot of neat sentiments and three images that surely represent the USA.
I stamped my eagle in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then watercolored using dye inks and an aqua brush. The star behind the eagle was stamped with VersaMark pigment ink, then embossed with Americana EP. I love this embossing powder with its red/white/blue and glittery mixture!
The sentiment is stamped with Night of Navy ink, and cut out using a Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die. I then attached it to a tag with a chipboard button and a real one. I ran my designer paper through my Cuttlebug using the Houndstooth embossing folder. Click on the pic for a close-up of that. It made it look a little more like a patchwork quilt, which is what I was going for. Some crazy sewing, a little distress sponging on the edges, and all done!

Right now, until July 4, you can order a fabulous Patriotic Bundle from Sparkle N Sprinkle. It includes two sets and all sorts of cool embossing powders and glitters to make beautiful patriotic cards!

Mark your calendars for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop coming up in July - it is sure to cool you off from the winter heat - that is, if you have it! It's a great 72 degrees here today. Perfect!
Oh, I have been having some PC trouble, so have been using my MacBook (which I LOVE) lately. Can anyone tell me how to apply a watermark using Mac? I don't have Photoshop or anything like that - just the stuff that comes with the computer. I am used to using PSE7 and MS Publisher on my PC, but have no clue how to do it on a Mac! Thanks!

Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment and tell me what you think, and then I can visit you too!

Challenges for this card:
Freshly Brewed - inspired by a song ("God Bless the USA")
Paper Shelter - punches and dies
Use Ut Tuesdays - unused punch/die (star die)
House of Gilli - buttons
Stamps And Fun = Creativity - holidays (Independence Day)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Where is the Red?

Well, I tried, but I just couldn't make it work. I tried a red clip, a red flower, a red eye..... so I didn't post this at the Hoedown. BUT - you must head over there to see the beautiful and fun cards that the Digi Team made for the Color Challenge this week at the Hambo Hoedown! We have teals and reds and whites and ivories. Lots of Kraft paper here! But, alas, no red!
I stamped my  Seahorse and sentiment (Hambo Stamps) in Encore Metallic Silver pigment ink and then embossed with White Detail EP. I colored in with a Teal water based marker. The chipboard flower is embossed with Ocean Spark EP. A little paper tearing, a little "seaweed" fiber, and this horse is ready to ride~!

Did you know that you get an awesome FREE digi every time you play at the Hoedown? I love the Laughing Digi for this week. Be sure to check it out~!

Thanks for stopping by today~! For some FUN NEWS, click HERE. I am pretty excited about it! More later this week on that little tidbit. :)

Other challenges for this card:
SCS Teapot Tuesday - horse and flower
A Spoonful of Sugar - splish splash
Anything Goes - Here Comes Summer
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Deep Ocean - anything goes (sea image)
Scrap-Creations - anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - ocean/nautical theme
Sweet Stamps - embossing (heat or dry - I used both)
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - things with wings

Stamps: Seahorse - 1421 and Fin-tastic Day - 1524 by Hambo Stamps
Paper: PTI Kraft, Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, some other blue I have no idea what it is :)
Ink: Encore Metallic Silver, Taken With Teal
Accessories: White Detail and Ocean Spark EP (Sparkle N Sprinkle), fibers, Cuttlebug EF, clip, chipboard flower, circle punch, corner rounder

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

Today is my first Top Tip Tuesday post! Be sure to head over to the TTT Challenge blog where you can join in our "Open Challenge" for this week - we are showcasing images from two sponsors today!
I chose Quill and Paper from Robyn's Fetish for my image.
Since I am still one-handed, I decided to keep my digital image uncolored and highlight it with Tim Holtz's beautiful designer paper using Mojo Monday Sketch 194 from last week. The hardest part was keeping those pearls in the right place. They kept wanting to stick together while I was trying to get them adhered. I just keep counting the days for two hands! :)

Thanks for taking a look! I have some fun news later this week that I am excited about! Stay tuned~!

And if you are looking for summer sunscreen or bug spray that really works, I hope you will check out my Avon website (right sidebar). Just click on the logo and it takes you right there! Free shipping on a $30 order~

Other challenges for this card:
DDH Challenges - pearls and lace (lacy journaling tag)
Lexi's Creations - no sentiment
Stamp With Fun - pearls and flowers
Stamps R Us - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellies
Paper Cupcakes - pick two: flowers, ribbons, pearls, die cuts
Scrapmaster's Paradise - color challenge
The Ribbon Reel - photo inspiration
Fairy Tale - 3 papers, 3 pearls + ribbon
Dutch Dare - 3 papers, 2 embellies, 1 ribbon

Image: Quill and Paper (digi image by Robyn's Fetish)
Paper: PTI Kraft, GP White, Tim Holtz DP
Ink: Computer, PTI Camomile Distress Ink, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Prima flowers, SU! Baja Breeze Seam Binding, pearls, Spellbinders circle die, journaling tag, circle punch

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sweet Stamping Friends

Today I want to share some of the super neat cards I have gotten from stamping friends during the time of my carpal tunnel surgery. These notes and cards have been a great joy and source of encouragement and I thank these gals from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to send them!
from Lorraine, Jennifer and Jackie
from Bonnie and Sallie
from Karin, Monica and Kate
from Carmen and Barbara
from Holly and Charlene
from Cathy and Jill
I have more to share which I will save for later this week! Thank you so  much, friends! You made my day(s)! Definitely Joy #20!

Quick update: A little set-back on Friday, when my incision on my hand broke open after having stitches out that day.  For some reason, the pain also came back, and I am back to wearing both braces. Not sure what happened, but I am taking it easy! Thank you all for the well wishes!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I Love the Hoedown!

Today's challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is a SKETCH! I based the sketch on an older card of mine using 4 Ewe and Party Sheep.  I liked this sketch then, and I love what the new Bacon Bits have done with it now!
Be sure to check out the Hoedown Challenge.  It is a lot of fun -- with free stuff! I will be giving away a bag full of embellishments to one Hoedown participant that brings someone new to dance along with us this week. That could be you! Plus, you get a free digi every week you play!
Don't miss out on the May Arts Ribbon sale at Hambo. They are closing out their inventory and have slashed prices! While supplies last!

And yay! My Hambo Tree Kid card won at Happileigh Scrappin' for last week's embellishment challenge there!

Happileigh Scrappin Challenge
Thanks for the visit today! I have some time of my hands right now (and also a brace on one - haha!), and I would love to visit your blog! Leave me a comment so I will know you were here, and can return the visit!

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Second One-Handed Card - Probably A Mistake

I think I better be good from now on. The digi image card was not too bad so I tried a stamped and watercolored one --- it looks so simple does it not? This could be one way to force me to learn to stamp CAS! :)

But -- I didn't realize how many muscles you use when you actually stamp versus printing a digi and not coloring. In any case, I think I learned my lesson.....on ice right now!

My images are from Sweet Pea by There She Goes. I watercolored my image with Melon Mambo reinker and an aqua brush. I added Spica Glitter pens to the flowers and stems. This is for the Milestone Challenge at TSG.

I also want to put in a plug for Top Tip Tuesday - a fun challenge blog that I am now a part of! Thank goodness I don't have to stamp for it for another week! More healing time. 

Hop on over to try out these challenges plus:
SCS Teapot Tuesday - CAS flowers

Stamps: Sweet Pea by There She Goes
Paper: Madeleine DP by K & Co., PTI White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spica Glitter Pens
Accessories: pearls, word window punch

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My First One-Handed Card

I never knew how much truth was in the statement that I joke about: "Stamping is my therapy." I have not stamped for 10 days, and I can't believe what an effect that has had on me! It's different when I choose not to, but still can. But not being able to due to physical limitations is a whole different ball game. So, kudos to those of you with physical disabilities that continue to work to create!

I was kind of a basket case yesterday - my hand and elbow seem to be healing at a snail's pace and I was very discouraged, my sister arrived from Arizona, and my mom is in the hospital due to a shoulder replacement and left-hand carpal tunnel surgery on Friday. My daughter was having a tough day, and I can't do my laundry. (Now that shows a definite messed up mind. HA)

So today I decided I had to try one-handed creating. It's different than my usual style, and definitely not a lot of "stamping" and layers, but it made me happy so it served its purpose! Since I can only use one hand, I decided using a digital image would be the place to start.

The word art is by TLC Creations. I had these puffy pillow stickers (Spaghetti by K & Co.) in my stash, and matched them up with Echo Park's Summer Days DP and some fun pink buttons. Very simple design but kinda hard to do one handed. But hey - I am in a better mood, and that was the whole idea! (Slow typing this post as well, but I am happy I can do it at all!)

I take so many things for granted - opening any kind of screw top (thank you pump and spray bottles!), pulling up and fastening jeans, putting mousse in my hair, cleaning my left ear, driving a car, many things.......soon I hope!

Oh - if you love ribbon, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog - they have a huge giveaway going on right now!

Thanks for stopping by today! And a HUGE thank you to my stamping friends that have sent me cards, and little pick-me-ups! I hope to post some of those things here soon. Have a wonderful day~!

Catch the Bug - anything goes
Crafty Catz - circles (buttons and circles on frame)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beautiful Samples and Beautiful Stamped Jewelry

Have you seen the new jewelry that Rubber Stamp Tapestry is making with their stamps?? It is just divine and you must check it out! Take a peek at what Susan is showing this week:

The RST stamps make beautiful jewelry, don't you think? I hope to try this asap after I can stamp again.  For now, I want to share a card I made a few days before surgery (I was busy then so I would have things to share now).

Click on the photo for a close-up of the pretty little flowers.
I made this using the Waving Wildflowers peg stamp set and the Forever block stamp. Here is a tutorial using this dainty set. I hope you will give RST stamps a try -- you can make all sorts of things with them! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Challenges for this card:
Fabulous Friday Frosted Designs - friendship (long-time friends)
Pattie's Creations - wedding or Father's Day (wedding)
Lily Pad - color
C.R.A.F.T. - wedding/love
Craft Us Crazy - remembrance/love
Crafty Purple Frog - Things of Beauty
The Rubber Cafe - weddings/anniversaries

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Over at the Hambo Hoedown today we have lots of fun stuff: eight new digi releases and six new team members!  The new releases are adorable and go so well together! Each new team member (and me, the old one!) are showcasing one of the eight new releases.

I am introducing TREE KID. My image is colored with Copic Markers and paired with K & Co.'s adorable Sleepy Tree designer paper.

I think he could be Broccoli Kid too - his super hero alter ego! I might have to try that and color him all green (Timbo is surely rolling his eyes at me......).  The challenge today at the Hoedown is to use BUTTONS on your project. I paired my dark green button with some grosgrain ribbon, twine, and two stick pins. Clearly not a card for the underage set! I am saving this as one of my cards to send my daughter when she moves 15 hours away in August to go to college.

You can find all of the "New Kids on the Block" HERE.

And now welcome the new Bacon Bits:

Thanks for stopping by today! I have to admit, I made this card before my surgery, and am glad.  I am not quite ready to try stamping, even one-handed, yet. Thanks for all the well-wishes. Things are progressing, but the pain level is too great to try anything but watching movies and typing one-handed very slowly!

Other challenges for this card:
My Time to Craft - cards that make you smile
Paper Minutes - quadruplicate (4 embellishments: ribbon/twine, pins, button, brad; 4 different papers)
Partytime Tuesdays - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - wrap it up with ribbon
Cheerful Stamp Pad - special reason (encouragement to daughter)
Happileigh Scrappin' - lots of embellishments
Incy Wincy Designs - nature
Nettie G's Digital Gems - childhood fantasy
Woodware USA - forgotten embellishment (pins)