Saturday, May 30, 2009

Something other than a card

Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a good start to your weekend.
This is a last minute project I made for my granddaughter's birthday on Thursday. I say last minute because I have to get it in the mail so she will have it in time. She lives in Wisconsin and when I was there visiting a couple on months ago we did some baking together. She loves to cook and bake (well help anyway). So I thought she could use an apron of her own. She loves blue so that is the reason for this pattern.
Look at the rick rack! Wouldn't it look good on a card? I think I will have to go by some and give it a try.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scented Geraniums

With the holiday it made for a short week. Any plans for the weekend. I hope I will be able to get some crafting in. I have a few last minute things that need to get done for my granddaughter's birthday next week

On to the card. This was a challenge over at Friday Sketches. I really enjoyed making this card. It was another one that I had something else in mind but ended up with this. I like how it turned out.

I first started with the image. I have some geraniums in my backyard and I thought they were more of a purple color but actually they are a shade of a real dark pink, that's okay. Then cut the square to go around the oval shape. Used my scor-pal (love it!!) to do the grid on the card it self. Found the gems in my stash and thought that they would work good with the image.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7

I finally received my new stamps from PTI so I had to ink this one up. This was a perfect chance to enter Raspberry Suite Color Challenge.

What a great challenge this was. Dawn McVey always seems to come up with the best color challenges. I finished off the saying on front on the inside to make it kind of flow. I like how it worked out. Hope you like how it turned out!!

Stamps: PTI Bird Watching
PTI paper: Spring Moss, Ripe Avacado, Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dots, Stampers Select White
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: PTI Spring Moss Ribbon, Spring Moss Vintage Buttons, copics, Martha Stewart border punch, nestabilities

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Would you like an Apple?

It has been a few days since I have posted. I didn't get to do any crafting :( .It was a long but short weekend. We were building a fence in our backyard. (I should say my husband did most of the work, I just helped when he needed it). On Saturday we took a motorcycle ride to Wrightwood to see a momument that they just put in to honor the men and women who have served honorbly in the armed forces. It is impressive and a great tribute.
On Monday Melissa called and asked us over for a last minute bar-b-que. It was just a little drive (a little over an hour). But it was nice and also got to spend a little time with the grandsons. Since they live on Edwards Air Force Base, we also got to see the shuttle. Well sort of. Couldn't get close but it was there. When we left to come home, it was all lit up, the frame work or whatever they call it that it was in to get ready to put on the 747 to take it back to Florida.
I guess I should get to my card. I started out with a different idea for this one but it wasn't work like I had pictured and this is how it turned out. I am not sure yet if I like it or not. I love color these Sarah Kay images. They are so fun!!
Stamp-Sarah Kay
Paper-PTI Lemon Tart &,Summer Sunrise,DCWV PP,
Accessories-copics,SU! ribbon, nestabilities, prima flowers, brads, EK Success leaf punch

Friday, May 22, 2009

Black & White

*This is my second post for today, please scroll down*
How is your day going? I feel like I have started to accomplish something. This is my second post for another challenge.
This one is for Three Clovers. Go over and check it out. This one was to do black and white and one other color. I tried to keep this one simple. I hope I did that. I have always like black and white together with just a touch of another color.


Stamp: Heartfelt Basics PTI

Ink: True black

Paper: PTI True Black,white,Hibiscus Burst,PP from Michaels

Accessories: crocheted flower from Maya Road, gem stickers from Michaels

Pink Cat Studio Challenge

I made this for a challenge at Pink Cat Studios. It is a geometric challenge. You were to make a rectangle card with circles and squares and use one of their images.


Enchanted Lily Pink Cat Studios

ink: momento black, canvas

Paper: SU! Textured, PTI Dk. Chocolate,Kraft, and PP from stash

Accessories: Koh-i-noor pencils, odorless mineral spirits, PTI Dk. Chocolate button, melon berry ribbon, SU! twine, stickles

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Make a Wish

Do you have a special weekend planned this holiday weekend? It is like Friday to me since my husband doesn't work Fridays so this will be the start of a long weekend. We will probably saying close to home and working on some projects that need to get done. Hope all have a very good weekend.

This card is late in coming since I went to take a picture and wouldn't you know it the batteries were dead in my camera. I so need to keep extras on hand.

This was made using Pink Cat Studio's "Enchanted Lily". I so love this set.


paper- PTI Dark Chocolate, Lemon Tart, and Basic Grey Porcelain

Ink- momento black,Dark Chooclate and copics

Accessories- sticker gems, jewelry braiding cord, Martha Stewart border punch, nestablilities, shimmerz,pop-ups

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Triangle Box

This is a very fast and easy project. I think it took more time to decide what to embelish it with that it did to make it. It is so fast and easy. I left one end to open to put whatever treat you want to put in it. I bought a Toblerone candy bar so I could get the template. SHHH!! Don't tell my doctore but I did eat some of the candy bar inside. Got to have some chocolate some time right? I just carefully opened the box and then traced it and made a copy onto CS and cut it out and then scored the lines where I wanted to fold it.

Deets: PTI for the sentiment, and the CS, SU! Lg & Sm tag punches, leaves that I had in my stash, ribbon, flowers and stickers gems

Mummy Loves You

Hello, Hope you are having a great start to your week. I have had this stamp for a little while now and thought it was about time that I inked her up. She was a little bit of a challenge to color but it was fun.

Deets: Sarah Kay stamp (Mummy Loves You), copics, PTI paper, vintage buttons, Crocheted flower (I made), SU! ribbon and PP from my stash

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!

This is for my Granddaughter whose bithday is coming up in a couple of weeks.

I wish I could take credit for this design but I saw it on Lauren Meader's blog how she made this a swing card so I wanted to give it a try and this is what I came up with.


Pink Cat Studio,PTI Stamps

PTI Spring Rain, Stampers Select White CS

PTI Spring Rain, True Black ink

Accessories: copic markers,stickles, nestablilities, Martha Stewar Butterly punch (trio), sticker gems, cuttlebug folder, brad (to make it swing), pop-dots to elevate the tree branch