Monday, March 23, 2009

ESS #29 Sketch

Happy Monday to you!! What are you up to today? I'm cleaning house for out of state guests arriving tomorrow. Thought I would sneak in a card for Tracy's Sketchy Thursday Challenge this week. I have good intentions of playing every week, but I seem to miss the deadline A LOT!! I was happy to be able to get a card in for this weeks sketch. I have been wanting to play with my new A Muse "Carrot Car" stamp so this gave me a chance to ink it up. I don't have the "tall grass" stamp from A Muse so I used my Savvy "grass" stamp instead. I made the sentiment using two different sentiment stamps. The "Happy" is from a "Happy Spring" stamp by Impress, and the "Spring!" is by A Muse, I think it is retired, but I'm not for sure about that. I covered the sentiment with a A Muse Creative Candy sticker & trimmed around the edge. I was going to leave it without ribbon, but decided to add some to add a little more yellow to the card besides the yellow that was is the bunny's scarf. I added some bling with my spica glitter pens, but I have a heck of a time trying to catch that sparkle in photographs. I did the best I could to show you a little bit of sparkle in the close up photo. Have a great week!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring

Happy first day of Spring!! The weather is gorgeous here today!! I hope it is for you too. I just love it when all of the cherry blossoms start to bloom. I thought I would share this photo of the beautiful blooms I have to view on one of the trees outside.

Wishing everybody a fun day & a fantastic weekend!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My First Cupcake Challenge (#59)

Hello....Happy St. Patty's Day!! Everyone have their green on? I'm looking forward to corned beef & cabbage tonight. I popped it in the crock pot before work. I've been making it every St. Patrick's Day for the last several years. My family & I really enjoy it. Is anybody else making some as well, or is it not high on your list of favorites?

This is my first time participating in a Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! I didn't have a lot of time to put this together last night, so I kept it pretty simple. I have been wanting to ink up this super sweet Memory Box "Flower Bucket" stamp. I think it has been around for a while, but it is fairly new to me. I also have a ton of retired Memory Box 6x6 paper packs that I adore & I was able to coordinate the colors well by using them. I have another "guest blog" installment over on the Memory Box blog today if you would like to take a look. They also have some fun contests going on over there so you will want to check it out! Have a fabulous day!!

Materials: Note Card, Patterned Paper & Colored Card Stock are by Memory Box (cut down from 6x6 pack) (except for the ivory card stock that the flower bucket image is stamped on and that is Stampin' Up.) Ribbon is Martha Stewart. Image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink & colored with Copics & Clear Spica Pen on flowers.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fun News....

I have some fun news to share. I will be doing a "guest blog" spot over at the Memory Box blog on Tuesdays in the coming weeks. THANK YOU for this opportunity Dave!! I hope you will stop by for a peek. If you click on the photo, you can get a better look at the card I created. I'm trying to get used to how Typepad posts photos, so hopefully by next Tuesday I will have a better handle on the picture thing & it won't be cut off on the side & so supersized. (ETA- I changed out the photo from the original so hopefully you get a better view). Take care & I hope you are having beautiful sunny weather (it is here, yay!!) wherever you're at today!!

I also have a card posted below. :)

Love Is In The Air

WOW....long time no post!! Sorry I have been so out of touch......lots of things going on!! I've been totally out of touch with the cyber world. This is a card I made around Valentines Day & never shared. It was completely inspired by Rhonda & one of her layouts she used. I just love this little "Aviator Penguin" by Memory Box. I think he is so stinkin' adorable! A big thank you for any of you that may still be peeking in on my blog. I miss all my girlie stamping buddies out there!! Card Info: Note Cards, Ribbon, Airplane image & Sentiment, Heart Twinkle Sticker by A Muse Artstamps; Aviator Penguin by Memory Box ; Martha Stewart Border Punch; Copics & Spica Glitter Pen; Memento Ink.