Monday, July 26, 2010

Just some good luck

I ave been winning some blog candy, whic is awsome. and i just won some more for papercrafts blog. WOOOHOOO. makes me happy even tho i am pain from the surgery.

I am heading out tonight to the airport and will be in michigan tomarrow. once I get settled in i will start posting pics again. and even show off my goodies. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Birthday blog candy

Inkedispirations is celebrating her birthday by giving away 5 (you heard it, 5) bundles of candy. check it out

Thursday, July 22, 2010

color guide blog

This can combine all colors from CTMH. Check it out

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cricut Cake Blog Candy @ Creating From The Heart

Over at Creating From The Heart Melissa is giving away a cricut cake. Can you believe that!!! That is so cool. Go check it out.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Check out this great blog candy

Candy Version 1
Head over to Kellie's Blog to enter to win this blog candy. But if you win, you have to share cause I told about it. (just kidding)

New Challenge blog starting aug 2

This is a photo inspired challenge. Check it out. The first challenge starts Aug 2

Monday, July 19, 2010

Surgery is done and i won blog candy

HAd my surgery today. man do i hurt, that is what happens when they cut your stomach open and burn the outside of your uterius. plus i had a tube down my throat. not the best of days. But to make thing better, I have won 2 things of blog candy. I won last week at Runs With Paper and I won today at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Free stuff to play with will cheer me up. WOOHOO

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I'm Gonna be gone for a while....

I am having surgery Monday and will be on bed rest. Then shortly after my bedrest, I am leaving to go to Mich. I will post again when I am all set up at my moms.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tuesday Morning and Moxie Fab

It is week 2 of Tuesday Morning Sketch's birthday. Again you could use any one of there sketches (which I used sketch #48), but they also have a special prize if you use a Inktegrity image. I used their free digi image for this week.

I am also entering this card into Moxie Fab Card Style week. My card is in the style of Shabby Chic and Vintage Challenge.
I aged this card alot. I added rubons (you can bearly see them on the B&T) and the sanded the paper. I also inked with Desert Sand. I added faux stitching by inking my tracing wheel and adding it to cardstock. This is such a quick and easy way do it. I made the flower myself from lace and an applique I have had forever. The applique is almost as old as I am. I even added a little bit of Desert Sand to the lace so it wasn't so white.
Recipe : Close to my Heart
Cardstock - Colonial White, Vineyard Berry
B&T - Silhouette
Ink - Desert Sand, Black
Primavera Rub Ons
Digi Image - Inktegrity
Embossing Powder
Pearl Strand ( RibbonFX)
Lace, Buttons, Ribbon Applique (unknown)
Tracing Wheel

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Color Throwdown 100 and Tuesday Morning Sketches

Two blogs are celebrating big events this week. Color Throwdown is celebrating its 100th throwdown. Tuesday Morning Sketches is celebrating its 1st birthday. I made this special card just for this.
Colors are part of the Color Throwdown, Sketch is TMS40.
Recipe: Close to my Heart
Cardstock - Tulip, Parchment, Garden Green
B&T - Simple Pleasures
Ink - Blush, Tulip, Garden Green
Stamp - Felicity, Treasures of the Heart
White Daisy Just Blooms
Ribbon, Lace (other)
Rhinestones (other)

Weekend Challenge # 6

Ok. I am posting the sketch for you. But I have not made any samples yet...those will come soon.Here is the sketch....the challenge is to alter B&T paper. Take it any way you would like. Try to think outside of the box with this one tho.

I altered B&T with Emerging Color Resist. Check out Tresa Black Video on this technique at Ustream

I do these challenges for me, but I post them so other people can play along. I love to see what you can do with my ideas. Sometimes you come up with ideas I never would have thought of. So if you do play along, please add your link to the comments so I can check them out and admire your work. And don't forget to add you name to the list above for the blog candy if you link your site to mine. I am up to 19 followers now and very excited.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

h2h challenge - city scape

this is my take of the city scape sketch from Wishes. Had lots of fun distressing the card. Even used a French Dictionary for the paper.
Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated
Cardstock - Tulip, Colonial White
B&T - Notebook
Dictionary Papers (Oxford)
Ink- Tulip, Chocolate
Stamps - Adorable, Crackle (unknown)
Dimesionals - Booksmarts, Perennials ( as template)
White Daisy Just Blooms
Filigree Charms
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
Colonial White Emboroidery Floss
3D Foam Tape
Walnut Ink Spray (Tsukinek)
Tracing Wheel (unknown)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Mojo Monday 146

This weeks sketch for Mojo Monday inspired this card.
Recipe :
Cardstock (Paper Studio)
Pattern Paper (Paper Studio)
Vellum (Paper Studio)
Ink - Chocolate, Creme Brulee (Close to my Heart), Gold (Paintbox)
Stamp - Chocolate Alphabet Small (Close to my Heart)
Just Blooms (Close to my Heart)
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
Brads (Close to my Heart)
Gold Embossing Powder (Stamp Crafts)
Cross Stitch Canvas (DMC)

Another Paper Craft take

This is a Close to my Heart version of Paper Craft mag.
Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated
Cardstock - Desert Sand Textured
B&T - Cherry-O, Notebook
Ink - Tulip
Stamp - Thank You
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
Tulip Buttons
Colonial White Embroidery Floss
Blue Rhinestones (unknown)
Red Lace (walmart)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My take on a Just Cards card

Another take of the magazine card. Recipe : Close to my Heart
Cardstock - Cocoa
B&T - Veranda
Stamp - Follow Your Heart
Ink - Chocolate
Creme Brulee Ribbon Rounds
Antiqued Copper Mini Medleys
Cross Stitch Canvas

My take on the Paper Craft Card

I wanted to do more of girly vintage of the card in Paper Craft Mag. The flower is actually from a playing card. I got a bunch of old cards from my grandma-inlaw. There are some pretty backing of playing cards, and a great use for when you lose some cards.

Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated
Cardstock - Desert Sand Texture, Outdoor Denim
B&T - Notebook
Stamp- Thank You
Ink - Chocolate
3D Foam Tape
Playing Card (unknown)
Cross stitch Canvas (DMC)
Sheer Ribbon (Jo-Anns)

Weekend Challege # 5

Welcome to this weeks challenge. Below is the sketch. The challenge is to do a one layer card with one ribbon. For those who don't know, a one layer card is just one piece of cardstock, no more paper added. So here is where you stamps shine. I had a hard time with one layer. One of the cards I made for this did not turn out. But now that I made some, they are so hard. I like the simplitic look that comes from one layer cards. Here are the two cards that did make it. Embossing is an easy way to decorate one layer cards because you can do it with just the cardstock. As you can see, I embossed on both cards.

Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated
{Love} card
Cardstock - Parchment
Stamp - Treasures of the Heart, Chocolate Alphabet Small, A Little Everything, Serendipity
Ink - Chocolate, Garden Green
Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
D'vine Swirl Embossing Plate (Cuttlebug)
Congrats Card
Cardstock - White Daisy
Stamp - Doodle Alphabet
Ink - Black
Embossing Stylus
Black Dotted Organdy Ribbon (Michaels)
I have been having problems with linky, so just add you blog in the comments.
Can't wait to see yours.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

CPS 173 - Birthday card

I have a birthday party to go to today and I made the card with the sketch from Card Postioning Systems.
The inside of the card. It holds money. I even decorated the envelope. This not part of the sketch. I made this cake box for some m&ms to give with the gift. I made candles by rolling up B&T paper and the flame is just paper folded in half.

Recipe : Close to my Heart unless stated
Cardstock - White Daisy, Cranberry, Black, Cocoa
B&T - Zippidee
Stamps - A Little Everything, Atomic Lowercase
Ink - Black
Dimensional Elements Stars
Edge Distresser
3D Foam Tape
Embossing Ink (Craft Smart)
UTEE (Melt Art)
Studs (unknown)
White Marker (Galaxy)