Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New challenge over at Stampotique

Over at the  Stampotique designer's challenge blog the lovely " Kim" is giving us a sketch to use.

Pretty simple eh?  I chose this adorable "you are here"  #5012 image from Stampotique to use in my card:

The dp is Graphic 45- Once Upon a Springtime- and I shaded the heart with copics.  The prize up for grabs is again $30. big ones to use in the Stampotique store.  This challenge is to use a Stampotique image only.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Military Tags

Tiffany over at "Tiffany doodles" gave me this image set called "military tags".  It's a new set being released today over in her HUGE shop of digi stamps.  I was eyeing it up because I have a little story to tell....My dd is dating an x-marine.(.not sure if you call them "x" or not)..and a few years back he left from Columbus Oh and went to Iraq.  His group was called "Lima company" and they were hit pretty hard over there but made some major accomplishments. A & E even did a documentary about them...very enlightening.
So for my dd's birthday he bought her her own "dog tags" with the date of their first night out engraved on it and the other with a heart.  How cool is that?...I thought it was an awesome gift!  So the card..sure wish the picture was better :(
I used Copics BG000 along with some of the Cs to color around the tags.  I used a silver pen on the chain and a punched heart on one tag.  The other tag has a little silver wing on it and the pearls were cut out and hit with a little glossy accents dimensional liquid even tho this photo doesnt show it too well.  We havent had much sunshine here lately and it is STILL raining :(  I love the sentiment...sweet! Now for a pic of the happy couple at her birthday party along with grandpa..who is 94 !  We treasure every moment we get with him!
Thanks for looking and remember these young kids that fought and are still over there for us!  Happy Easter..

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vintage baby

So yes I am on a roll with Vintage these days...I needed a new baby card !  Here is a cute image from a Crafty Secrets' Heartwaming Vintage cuts sheet.  I cut out this cute baby news pic and sewed around the edges then added it to some Graphic 45 dp= Once Upon a Springtime (love it) .  I just printed out the family name and stuck it on with dimensionals.  I think she will like it- her new baby girl's name is "Lily" appropriate is that??  :) tfl!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter thoughts...Vintage style and A Great blog referal...

It is coming...Holy week has started and with it warm weather? hope so!  I LOVE Vintage and one GREAT blog written by the sweetest young girl named Jessica  has touched my heart...If you have a cup of coffee or tea...and a spare few minutes...and even a just a bit of love for must visit.  That being said is my card today made with a vintage postcard ( I have many)..It was simple with scraps of dp..and a little sewing and a couple vintage buttons from the local antique mall.  TFL !

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I Read the News today....Ohhhhh boy....

Seems to be the new challenge theme over at Stampotique challenge blog!  Can you tell I like the Beatles?  :)  This time you can use ANY stamp AND some sort of newsprint-printed book pages etc on your project and get in the draw to win a $30.00 gift cert to the STAMPOTIQUE store.  I used one of my "favs" at STAMPOTIQUE called "dog walker # 9121" and  "Jo's flower cube #3042".  My newsprint is from an old book page and I paired it with some of the green core-inations cs from my lcs. 
Now on another oldest daughter turned 30 this past weekend.....yep...and we had a party for her...
I painted her a birthday wine glass and made her a cute pink tee shirt to wear! fun!
So if THAT wasnt enough....HER younger sister then drops a bomb on us the next day...
She's ENGAGED!............  WHEW....A L O T for this "mom" to handle in one weekend...
He did ask "dad" so good for him to keep a secret till the deed was done... we have ALL  "read the news " today ....Ohhhhhhhh boy...
I may just be feeling a little  o l d e r   these days.....  :) TFL!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

If You Wake Up It's A Good Day....

Great sentiment...I read it somewhere.... Here is a card using wee owl image and the Lg moon image  from STAMPOTIQUE.  I was lucky enough to get a copy of the Technique Junkie newsletter and since I am trying to go in new directions these days...trying some new things...I opened it up to find this cool "neutral shadows tutorial" and I put this card together.  Easy and pretty quick.  I used dp from K &co =margo mat pad, SU baja breeze ink and heat embossed the moon in white.  The sentiment is computer most I use! TFL and happy Wednesday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just a little sharing...

I am a BIG TIME fan of Vicki Chrisman's blog...She is an incredible blogger and IF you havent visited her blog you are missing something special.   She is part of my morning "tea".  A while back I saw these really cool "cake plates" somewhere on line and LOVED them.  Well ofcourse I bought some cute plates and the candle sticks to make them and put them aside for a "rainy day".  Then Vicki blogged about making them so I dug my stuff out and made mine!  They are so sweet when u use a Vintagy plate..and they can be used for just some snacks too...I made mine for my sister who entertains alot.  All you need is a cute plate and a candle stick from the dollar store.  Oh and some E6000 glue or maybe "gorilla glue"....
Now I did tie a really pretty white ribbon and some of that lavender seem binding on the base to make it look really pretty. :)  Next I have a girlfriend of mine who just became a grandmother for the first time!
She has been so excited waiting for the big day and when this little sweetie was born she sent me the first pic of her holding her new grand daughter.  Well I HAD to do something with it didnt I ? :)  I have NEVER made one of these canvas pics before so here is my first:
I knew the entrance way to her house was blue and thought maybe this would match.  Yep, it did! :) DP IS some gorgeous Bohemian Floral from Graphic 45.  I painted the canvas blue and rubbed a little distress brown on it then I mod podged it on the top.   TFL and have a GREAT Friday tomoro!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

A little lavender.... for a few challenges

Needed a few Vintagy cards and I am in the mood for lavender.  So making a stop at the local antique mall I came across some gorgeous finds.  The lavender seem binding and this really pretty lacy border  ..almost forgot the lavender buttons!  The "Easter message " poem was there too.  I hope to enter this card in the following challenges:  Corrosive challenge= pastels!  and the Fab and Funky challenge= Shabby chic ! 
 The next lavender card was one that my dd asked for .  A thank you card.  The image is from STAMPoTIQUE called small moon #3045...NEW !  Love it!  The sentiment was computer generated and I did a little stitching on the bottom.  I hope to enter this card below in the Creative Belli challenge= Stitching/Sewing!

               Thanks for looking!  Have a great week!