Friday, April 30, 2010

Run for the Roses

No card today! I thought that I would share with you some pictures taken at sunrise this morning as my daughter and husband head off to The Oaks at Churchill Downs. For those that don't know, The Oaks is the day of racing before The Kentucky Derby (it's a little more for the serious racing fans, but still tons of celebrities). Man was this outfit a funny event. She lives in another state and was in Macy's taking pictures and sending them to me to approve/disapprove. Then late last night we made a run to Kohl's and picked up these super cute hot pink shoes and her necklace. She felt like she was attending a funeral, so we decided to add a pop of color. So in cardmaking - this would be PTI's Razzleberry Fizz. LOL
Here is a close-up of her hat. BEAUTIFUL - love the little rhinestones and we found a necklace that had the same design. Have you picked a horse yet for tomorrow's big race? I'm going with Sydney's Candy. I gave her strict instructions this morning that if ANYONE from LOST walks the red carpet, that she take a picture. LOL

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge

This is a fun challenge on Paper Sundaes. 3 pieces of pattern paper, 2 pieces of cs, and 1 flower. Hope it still qualifies, even though it's on the umbrella.
Stamps - Owl (All That Scraps)
Paper - MME Quite Contrary and SU cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Tear Drops, Nestabilities, PTI ribbon, pop-up dots

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hanglar Butterfly

Sorry for the bad picture - it's cloudy and raining here today. Yesterday found me down for the count with a migraine, so sat up for a little and colored this Hanglar & Spanglar butterfly. Then I didn't think there were any papers in my stash that would work. As luck would have it, BG Green at Heart had the perfect papers and butterflies on it no less. :)
Stamps - Butterfly (H&S)
Ink - Memento and Copics
Paper - Basic Grey Green at Heart and SU cs
Misc. - ribbon, nestabilities, bling, pop-up dots

Friday, April 23, 2010

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

This is a really FUN week - because it's just go for it! LOL YES this is a Magnolia image, just not what you expected right?
Today found time to pop into a store that I don't go into all that often, but so glad today was the day. OMG - I'm in love with MME Quite Contrary! Must go back and buy more but they didn't have it in the 6x6 pad (not even sure if that's an option).
This card is going to a very special friend - there's a little joke behind this card and I hope she gets a giggle out of it. Have a fabulous weekend!
Stamps - Cake (Magnolia)
Papers - MME Quite Contrary and GP white
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - bling, ribbon, pop-up dots, nestabilities

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pink Ladybug

No you haven't stumbled onto the wrong blog!!! ha ha
This sweet Tilda recently arrived at my door from a dear friend, Anna. The obvious color choice was red, but, let's try something different. Rachel has these really cool Zva pearl and rhinestone swirls that I've always loved on OTHER people's cards, but too afraid to use on my own (terrified I'd mess up). So casting all fear and obvious color choice aside, I went for it. ACK!!! My hands were shaking the entire time.
DWTS - Yeah on who went home - it was about time.
LOST - My favorite line last night belonged to Sawyer "and that pilot, who looks like he stepped off a Burt Reynold's movie set"
Stamps - Tilda ladybug (Magnolia)
Paper - SU cs and pp
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MS heart punch set, Zva pearls, nestabilities

Monday, April 19, 2010

Challenges Combo

Looks like I will have polka dots on the brain for a while. LOL This card is a combination of 2 challenges.
Rachel's Cupcake Inspiration (chocolate/coral/white/floral)
Paper Sundaes (to not use a person on the card)
I like it! Will leave the sentiment off for right now because this could be used for several occasions! Happy Monday friends!
Stamps -Mouse in Hammock (Tina Wenke-Stampavie)
Paper - SU cs
Ink - Memento and Prismacolor pens (love their greens)
Misc. - PTI ribbon, nestabilities, embossing folder

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Baby Shower - Take 1

My niece is expecting her first child (daughter) in August. I've volunteered to make the invitations, party favors, and thank you notes for her. When she was married a couple of yrs. ago, I did the invitations for her bridal shower. Sposabella was used then, so it seemed fitting to use another Bella for baby. :) She actually is using polka dots for her cake, plates, etc., so it was meant to be. These colors are too bright it turns out and she wants soft pinks and chocolate, so it's back to the drawing board. Now as luck would have it, there is another blonde I know expecting, so this card won't be wasted. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!
Stamps - Babycarriagebella (Stamping Bella)
Paper - PTI cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - Stickles, PTI ribbon, nestabilities

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Just Magnolia

This week's challenge is to "punch it out". I went with one of MS border punches, because it copies the design of the blooms on the tree (from the new Easter collection).
This was originally a card that I was tinkering with for a tree swap I'm in. It was colored, stickled, and just needed the sentiment. Blah! Messed it up, but 'ya know what? I'm going to embrace the imperfection. LOL
Stamps - Tree (Magnolia - Easter collection) SU sentiment
Paper - SU (paper pad)
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - May Arts ribbon, stickles, dew drops, punches, pop-up dots

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Seeds of Kindness

Good morning! Taking the day off today and hoping to get a little stamping/organizing done. Borrowing ideas from a few friends for this card. Tammi put a little bow on one of her CUTE spring cards and I loved it.
Anna made the most adorable easel card yesterday, so off I went to make one. These really are so much fun to make. Have a great day.
Sending this one to Paper Sundaes challenge!
Stamps - CC Designs Spring Kit (All That Scraps) PTI Friendship sentiment
Paper - Imaginisce pp and Bazzill cs
Ink - Memento and Copics
Misc. - MS dots, Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, Kaiser bling, and May Arts ribbon

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


This may actually be the week I attempt 2 cards for this challenge. I have the perfect cupcake digi for this, but it's being extremely difficult to print for some reason. UGH!
Anyway, the colors really called to me and all the little dots of icing. Thanks for looking and if the digi problem can be fixed, there will most definitely be another card. The image is made for this week.
Stamps - The Greeting Farm (digi image)
Paper - PTI, SU, and K&Co. Berry Sweet pp
Ink - Copics
Misc. - Punches, Kaiser bling, Nestabilities, PTI button, while gel pen for dots, and ribbon

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Channeling Anna!

OK, so my friend, Anna, has this talent for multi-tasking when cardmaking. She will combine several challenges into 1 card. Makes my head hurt. However, today I wanted to channel her talent. This is my attempt to pay tribute to several of my friends. Here we go...

Anna - for the above mentioned reasons

Kim - who has the CUTEST layouts. She posted one the other day and I tweaked it a little to work for this card.
Rachel - who inspires me weekly with her cupcake challenges. She found a red challenge and forwarded it on to me. Red is my FAV color in case you don't know.
Tammi - for always creating with so many great embellishments, like these twirly things. I would never come up with that on my own.
Hope you visit these talented ladies' blogs!