Sunday, March 27, 2011

Super Simple B-day Card

Created this super simple birthday card using paper from MME "Party Time" pack and the hat from Doodlecharms. Sentiment is computer generated (can't seem to find my Happy Birthday stamp, I guess I only have one). It's so sparkly!!

Entering this into:
Fantabulous Cricut - Happy Birthday
Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge - Doodlecharms
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Anything - 2nd try - I didn't read the rules properly last time :(

Friday, March 25, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Challenge Blog

I just love challenge blogs, there's something about challenges that spurs me on to create something. I love the structure and the focus that comes with a challenge. Blank pages scare me a little bit, the possibilities are overwhelming. I don't do well with too many choices, so challenge blogs for me, help me to create. Anyhoo....if you also like challenges check out Whimsical Wednesday.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tacky Tuesday - Bunny

I've been busy making cards, trying to get a birthday card just right for my daughter's friend, per my daughter's very picky specifications :) Well I thought I would take a break from the b-day cards and have made this card to enter some card challenges. My starting point was the Tacky Tuesday Challenge hosted at September Ninth blog. The challenge this time was to use the Bunny from Birthday Bash and to use the word "hop", as I don't have that cart, I used Create-a-Critter. I'm also entering this into Cardz TV - "bunny challenge" and Cricut Cardz Challenge - "Spring, pink, green & white".
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

B-day card

I made this cute cupcake card with some of the great blog candy I won from Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly. So, my daughter asked me to make a b-day card for her friend who is turning 16, her requests were that it needed to have a cupcake and needed to be girly looking. So this is what I came up with. AND she didn't like it! Said it was pretty but too little kiddish! Working with a client is sooo difficult LOL! So back to the drawing board. I made another card (which she also didn't like, can you say teenager!) but I'll post it later...

Cupcake is cut from Straight from the Nest. Paper is from the Sweet Stack and some basic cardstock. Embossed the blue part with Swiss Dots.

I'm entering this into Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything Goes and Gab Stampin Challenge - Birthday.
***Entering in Birthday Sundaes

Thanks for visting!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Guilt and an Award

A couple things have happened to me recently. The 1st is that I won and have received my first blog candy from Touched by a Butterfly. After my initial joy, I felt an overwhelming feeling of GUILT! I felt like I had just taken advantage of this super nice woman who had sent me all these truly amazing things. People is this a normal reaction! My family finally convinced me that I was being a little dramatic.

The 2nd thing that happened was that I received the Stylish blogger Award from Sherri over at Sherri Scraps with Passion. Wow, totally blown away by that -- Thank you so much Sherri!

Upon receiving this award I must thank the person who gave this to me and link it back to their blog and share 8 things about myself. Also, pass along the award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered, and leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition.

8 things about me:
1. I live on the island of Guam
2. love Diet Coke, HATE Diet Pepsi
3. I'm a Candy ADDICT - all kinds of candy
4. I've always done some sort of crafting--crochet, quilt, cross-stitch, etc.
5. I love to read. I'm open to all types of books but have a soft spot in my heart for Nora Roberts but also just recently finished The Scarlett Letter and Coraline.
6. I don't mind going to the dentist.
7. I teach Accounting, Economics and Entrepreneurship at an all girl Catholic HS.
8. I love playing video games with my kids.

Choosing 8 blogs that I've recently discovered was hard, so I'm just gonna do 3...I hope my award doesn't get revoked cause I'm not following the rules :)

New Challenge blog

"Birthday Sundaes is a weekly challenge blog beginning March 20, 2011. The goal of Birthday Sundaes is to build up those birthday card stashes! I just love to make birthday cards and hope you do too! Types of challenges Birthday Sundaes will be hosting are color, supply, recipe, inspiration & technique challenges incorporated into birthday themed cards."
I love challenge blogs because I love the motivation and inspiration that I get. Also the extra added benefit of having cards on hands is a good thing! Go check em out!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sympathy Card

First I've determined that I must have the longest design process ever! It takes me a very long time to take a card idea from my head and to create it in paper. It took me one week to design this sympathy card for a card swap sponsored by a local craft store. The requirements for the swap were: 1) Design a sympathy card. 2) use a flower. The card is a basic A2 card, sentiment is a digi-stamp from Rain Drop Echo Designs which was actually perfect. The flower, I made using Flower #10 from the Forever Young cartridge, I cut eight layers using 3 different sizes, squished them, connected them with a brad, and inked the edges. Background paper is MME "Best of Damask", embossed using my cuttlebug w/ the twirls and swirls folder (I think that's the name). I think if I changed the sentiment it could easily work as a wedding card. Thanks for visiting.