Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Trevor is 18!

My son turned 18 yesterday, my baby has grown into a man.  He is so independent and stubborn which is good to a point.  I love him dearly so I made him a card with a deer image from Doodle Pantry.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Deer Trio (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Coolest of the Cool Birthday
Twine - Darice
Buttons:  Stash
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spelbinder:  Noble Rectangle

Eureka - Ch. 86 CAS
Paper Shelter - Ch. 155 For the Boys
the Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 68 Use a die cut or a punch

Friday, April 18, 2014

Did someone say Chocolate Bunnies?

When we would go shopping the one thing that my husband would love to do is to spoil the kids by stopping at Lindt or Godiva and picking up a GOOD piece of chocolate.  So every now and then I would stop and get him a treat.  Now I buy the regulars such as M & Ms and jelly beans, but I still like to pick up a Lindt chocolate too in honor of my husband.  The kids love it.  I made this son for my step-son and I edge the oval in ink and the wonderful sentiment from TLC just to add a chocolate look.  The image is from Miss Kate Cuttables. 

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Miss Kate Cuttables - Chocolate Easter Bunny set (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large petite ovals; pennant
Pearls:  Recollection
Ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa

My Favorite Things - MFTWSC172 Sketch
Craft your passion - Ch. 209 Bunnies, Chicks and eggs
Eureka - Ch. 85 Happy Easter
Melonheadz Friends - Easter
Dream Valley - Ch. 79 Easter

Owl Easter Card

My step-daughter is "into" owls so for Easter, I made this card for her using this image from Miss Kate Cuttables.  The sentiment is from a wonderful set at TLC.  I just haven't had as much time to color as I wanted so using this pre-colored image was wonderful. 

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Core-dinations; Recollections; Paper Cuts
Stamp:  Miss Kate Cuttables - Easter Owl
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Label Twenty Six; Small and Large Circle; Large scalloped circle
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Buttons:  Buttons Galore
Divine Twine
Embossing Folder:  Cuttle Bug

CRAFT - Ch. 255 Sketch
Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 202 Embossing
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 33 Furry or Feathery friends
Dream Valley - Ch. 79 Easter
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 85 Anything Goes

Thursday, April 17, 2014

B is for Bunny

This bunny is a little more sexy than most so I added a glitter tail.  I also colored the egg and outfit in colors that were bright instead of pastel.  The sentiment is from a set at TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Dream Big; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Sassy Bunny
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flowers:  Prima
Bling:  Recollection & Marc Richards

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Ch. 202
Crazy for Challenges - C4C231 Get their "egg" on
Catch the Bug - Spring Time
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 212 Flower Power
Craft Your Passion - Ch. 209 Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs

Talking to you makes my Heart smile

This week I was able to play with the Mojo sketch and I used a sentiment from TLC.  I used the colors for this weeks Colour Q.  This card is a sentiment only and doesn't have an image like most of my cards.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Inside Out
Cardstock;  Bazzil:  Recollections
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Heart Smile
Spellbinder:  Label Three; Pennant
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flower:  Recollection

Mojo - Sketch 341
4 Crafty Chicks -  Ch. 190 Sentiments Only
Colour Q - Ch. 237

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Season of Joy

I did the progressive Christmas challenge for Digistamp 4 Joy and this time I getting it done in the middle of the month.  I just love the beautiful image.  The sentiment is from TLC.  I distressed the outside of the card in brown ink to give it a more vintage look.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Caroling
Carstock:  Core-dinations; Paper cuts; Recollections
Stamp:  Digistamp 4 Joy - April stamp of the month
Sentiment:  TLC, Create May this season of Joy (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Stately Circle, small and large circle
Jute:  May Arts
Holly Leaves:  Making Memories
Ink:  Memento; Rich Cocoa
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 305
Digistamp 4 Joy  - April Christmas SOTM
CRAFT - Ch. 254 Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Ch. 6 Non- square card or project
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - April

Ears to a Happy Easter

Here is a card using a Mo image that is so precious.  I embossed a pink paper and distressed the edge as well.  I also distressed the edge of the pastel paper.  The sentiment is from TLC.  I haven't had a chance to play with the sketches at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 so I am excited to do this one right away.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - See Jane Play
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - bunny Bea
Sentiment:  TLC, Create "Ears" to a Happy Easter
Flower:  Recollections
Ribbon;  Target
Spellbinder:  Floral Oval
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Button:  Stash
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 11
Mo Manning - Ch. 227 Perfectly Pinkalicious
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 212 Flower Power
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 83 Distressed
Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 202 Embossing
Melonheadz Friends - Easter
Dream Valley - Ch. 79 Easter
Craft Your Passion - Ch.209 Bunnies, Chicks and Eggs
Eureka - Ch. 85 Happy Easter
QKR - Ch. 83 Easter

Spring is sure to follow

It has been a bad week in which I had to pull out the winter coat, we had snow again and it isn't suppose to warm up for a few more days.  The sun is out, but it is deceptive.  After all the snow we had a little spring would be nice.  I can hear the birds chirping so there is hope.  For this card I used the stamp of the month From the Heart.  The green background paper is from TLC

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Let it Bloom Papers 2; Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  From the Heart - Spring Medley
Divine Twine & Natural Fibers
Button:  JoAnn Basics
Circle Punches:  EK Success

From the Heart - Stamp of the Month April
From the Heart - Sketch 62
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 256

Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 117 Spring is in the air

Friday, April 11, 2014

Out of sight, but never out of mind

Unfortunately being a hospice nurse I need sympathy cards to send out to families I get close to.  Yesterday on April 10th at TLC, Paulette had the perfect freebie for the day.  I also used the TLC Basic Spring Dots Paper 3.  I wanted this to be more masculine so that is why I put just one flower with the two buttons on it and chose the papers that I did.

Patterned Paper:  TLC; Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Thinking of you
Flower:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Michael's
Button:  My Favorite Things
Twine:  Darice

Mojo - Sketch 340
4 Crafty Chicks - Ch. 189 Use polka dots
Eureka - Ch. 84 Ribbon & Bows
Colorthrown - Ch. 287

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Life in full bloom

I went and picked up my taxes that I had done by my husband's attorney just like we always did, but since I didn't work as much last year to off set my husband not having taxes taken off of his pension, it hit hard now.  Sooooooo, I needed something to brighten my day. Imagine That has a wonderful progressive challenge and I just haven't had a chance to color so I used the already colored version.  They have planters like this at Micahel's and I look at them and laugh because I think they are just so adorable, I just don't have a place to put it.  Since my cats attack any live plants, and I just don't have room for any more decorations.  So this card is a great fix since I get to use this wonderful planter.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - June Bug
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Ladybug Daisy Planter
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Life in Full Bloom
Spellbinders:  Petite Oval Small and Large
Flowers:  Prima
Pearls:  Recollection
Ribbon:  TWC

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Ch. 201
Imagine That - Ch. 19 April
Creative Corners - April Showers bring May Flowers
OSAAT - Ch. 207 Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Spring has sprung

Money tree

Now, I know a lot of you have -ex husbands, but I have not been able to get along with mine after MANY attempts so I have given up.  He left me because he had an affair so I moved on.  I made a wonderful friend out of the experience by becoming best friends with her -ex and then we had a relationship and that was my husband.  Then our -exes become upset and said we couldn't be together and act as if we cheated on them.  Unfortunately, my husband never made up with his -ex before he died so she was surprised that there were no photographs of her at my husband's funeral.  Now, my 21 year old daughter had some dental work done on winter break and she is now for the last four years on her Dad's insurance whereas, the previous 10 years was on mine.  My -ex called me on Saturday and my daughter was with me, both of us are grieving my husband's death, needless to say, I've also had a few funeral expenses and Amanda's Dad is insisting that I pay the $77 that is owed on her dental work because he now pays her health premium and deductible.  I didn't work much last year because I took care of my husband, I went back to work in October because of a great job opportunity.  My -ex is an Administrator at a hospital so he doesn't lack funds.  It just threw me over the top and I said some things that I haven't said in a few years since the divorce.  I also now made him a card thanking him for leaving since it will be 14 years this next week using an image from Doodle Pantry.  I hate to complain about my life because I feel blessed in so many ways, but this help me vent my frustration toward a man that drives me nuts and that I am glad I am no longer with.  I feel wealthy because I have my children, and my daughter only visits him out of obligation.  This is when I truly miss my husband because he was a great Dad to my kids.

Cardstock:  DCWV; Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Cool Cash
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles
Ribbon:  Michael's

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 214
Doodle Pantry - Ch. 45
Brown Sugar - Ch. 88 CAS
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 255 Monochromatic

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

From one silly wabbit

For this Easter card I did some paper piecing and paper piercing.  The image is fromWhimsie Doodle and the sentiment is from TLC

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine; Jillibean Soup
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Whimsie Doodles - Carrot A Lot
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon & button: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paperclips:  Up and up
Jute:  MayArts
Spellbinder:  Noble Rectangle
Pearls:  Recollection

Friday Sketch - Sketch 66
Paper Pretties - PWC303 Paper Piercing
Brown Sugar - Ch. 87 Easter
Crafty Ribbons - Ch. 82 Ribbons & Buttons
Sisterhood of Crafters - Animals
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Scribble 'n Scrap - Ch. 15 Anything Goes