Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Busy busy...

Yes, I've been creating like a mad woman the past week or so, but haven't had much extra time for posting. I'm gearing up for some birthdays, Mother's day, and a few thank you gifts that I was procrastinating on!
Here is a quick share of a gift I made for my friend Kathy for bailing me out last week when I woke up late and my daughter missed her bus and then my car battery was dead & Will was out of town on a mission. It was just one of those days and she came and took Cait to school and then helped me get my car jump started. So I made her this as a thanks. Everything in the gift is handmade, the purse, the card, and the box! I was kind of excited about having it all be made by me. I hope she likes it!!
And here is the box...
Hope to be back later to share some more! :-)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

When the cat's away...

Hubby is gone on a 6 day mission so I've been trying to find things to do to busy myself around here. I did a 30 minute workout on the elliptical, then did some strength exercises, and then even managed 30 minutes on my wii fit :-). So after all that working out this morning, ( and some really healthy eating) I decided to play a bit this afternoon and I made a couple cards. One to send my Mom and the other for a friend who is having a birthday soon.

LOVE this color combo right now...and still diggin' that threading water punch (obviously!)

Happy Wednesday, everybody!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Because I haven't shared any in a while...

Here are a couple scrap layouts that I did this week since I haven't shared any in quite a while!

I was kind of excited to make my (gasp!) first ever boy page! This is my adorable step-son, Shawn. Every time you take a picture of him he says "CHEESE & CRACKERS!!" so you get this big cheesy grin like in the photo. I wanted to scrap it as soon as I got the pictures printed. One of these days I'll figure out how to scan my layouts in instead of trying to take pictures of them.
Caitlynn is growing up so fast. I remember her baby chubbiness and how everyone used to say she was such a gorgeous baby. She isn't a baby anymore...but she's still such a pretty girl.

So there you have it...two posts from me in one day! Hope everyone is having a blessed Easter Sunday!

Kristina Werner Color Challenge #49

Had a much harder time with this one. I could do 4 of the colors at a time, but had a really hard time getting that 5th one in there. I think my cards still turned out okay, but this was much much more challenging for me than the previous ones I have participated in!!

I made 2 cards for this one, too. I was hoping the more I played with the colors, the more mojo I'd get with using them. At the very least I have an extra card to share, right?! So here are my cards...
For this card, I started with a 4.25x4.25 square card in whisper white. Then I added the red with one of the star backgrounds from Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Stars set stamped in Fresh Snow (PTI) ink. Then I used some basic black to mat the main image which is made up of a SU! sentiment and more of the PTI stars. The photo corners are from a sizzix die. The large button is from PTI's vintage buttons.

This card uses Papertrey's Wishing You stamp set. The green polka dot paper is from Stampin' Up, the border punch is Martha Stewart. Again used Basic Black, Ruby Red, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, and Whisper White (all SU).
You can find the challenge here if you are interested in playing along!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kristina Werner Color Challenge #48

These color challenges have been keeping my mojo alive this week. It's spring break around here and we have my step-children here visiting for the week so it's always a little crazy with 5 kids running around! Thank goodness I have these super-inspirational challenges to keep my creative wheels turning and forcing me into my creative haven for some "me" time.

This one is from Kristina Werner.

This is a color combo that I am pretty comfortable with. I've used this one quite a bit on previous projects. BUT I did try to pull out some stamps I haven't played with in a while to do it.

All the supplies for this one are from Stampin' Up except for that large polka dot stamp...that one is from PTI, and it was a leftover piece that I went ahead and used up on this one. Kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, whisper white, and baja breeze. The baja flowers are popped up on dimensionals and topped off with some self-adhesive bling. Also used the threading water punch on this one. Really loving that punch here lately, can ya tell?

Anyway, this challenge can be found here, if you didn't know already!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 3

Another FABULOUS challenge over at Dawn McVey's Blog this week...

This one was a little more out of my comfort zone. I do LOVE kraft paper (luckily my order from PTI arrived this week and I had just ordered more) and it looks fantastic with these colors. I am definitely loving it with the reds. Anyway, here is my card for the challenge.

All of the paper I used was from PTI...Kraft, Vanilla, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, and Pure Poppy. The stamps are Papertrey as well, the Heartprints set and the buttons were another part of my order, the Vintage Buttons! LOVE them. So all in all a Papertrey card (except for the ribbon, which I got at AC Moore, and the embroidery thread) I also used my threading water punch from fiskars for some visual interest at the bottom.

You can find this challenge at Dawn's My Favorite Things blog.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!