Thursday, July 29, 2010

Love You!!!

Well the temperature finally cooled off enough for me to get into my steambox of a craft room to get alittle something done!! I wanted to work on Taylors Weekly Sketch TESC122 since I have not played along in awhile and believe it or not, I have had this ala carte Turtles in love stamp from Taylor for quite awhile and have not inked it up yet. Shame on me!!!

I started by stamping my image onto PTI Creme cardstock and coloring with my copics. The dp I used came from an older Key Ingredients from Taylor as did all of the cardstock and the ribbon. Then I cut out and twirled alittle flower embellie, added some sugared brads and I am done.

Thanks so much for taking a peek today. I am so hoping to get some more crafting done since the temperature has cooled off a bit. Bear with me...I will be back in full swing. Have a great day!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mercys Tuesday Sketch on Sunday!!

I have been lacking in mojo lately. The weather is so hot and I do not have air in my crafting room, but I have missed doing Mercys Tuesday sketch so I was determined today to accomplish MTSC83 today. As you can see I did not do any stamping or coloring today except for my sentiment. My dp is a combination of October Afternoon and Cosmo Cricket. Cardstock is all SU as is my sentiment and the leaf die that I used. Then I simply rolled a few flowers in three different sizes and created a focal panel. I added a layer of scalloped cork on the bottom and my ribbon is PTI. A few pearls in the center of the flowers finishes off this pretty card. I know the weather is really hot just about everywhere and I would prefer this to a cooler summer. The kids are having a blast this year in all their beach activities. So if I am just lacking in alittle creativity, well, I can handle it!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are keeping cool!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Morning Challenge from LPS

Hi all!!! It's Monday and that means another fun challenge from LPS. This week it is a sketch that was created by our very own Allison.
This week I chose two different stamp sets to use on my card. My sentiment is from In Love and my flower is from I Heart. My dp was some scraps on my desk so I am sorry but I cannot share where they are from. All cardstock is SU and my flower is Prima. Want to win a prize this week? One random challenge participant will win a free digi this week. Head on over to the Little Paper Shop blog for all of the deets, to see the sketch and to check out all of the DT samples that were created to inspire you.
So yes we are home from Lake George. We had a wonderful vacation but I have not stopped doing laundry since we got home!!! LOL...really, I feel like Cinderella here with all the work I have been doing. We have three cats and with all three locked up in the house for a week with no one cleaning, well, you can just imagine the fur balls I came home to!! Yuck....but all is good, nice and clean again. Hope you enjoyed the card today. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some goodies to share

This bright and sunny card that I made awhile ago absolutely depicts my mood here on vacation in Lake George NY. We have had nothing but blue skies, loads of fun, lots of laughs and can you believe I did not bring ANY crafting with me. I know, its sinful...I ALWAYS bring a HUGE bin full of goodies to work with but it really was always a stretch as far as room goes in the truck to fit everything so I just decided to give myself a week off and come up here with nothing. Most of the time I have been great but there are those few moments where I wish I just had some paper and glue!!! I AM looking forward to getting back to my crafting desk but for today I will leave you with this sweet card made from CC Designs stamps and some October Afternoon paper. My layout is a TE sketch from a few weeks ago. And my cutouts are dienamics from MFT. If you have not seen them you must head over to MFT and check out the options!! Before I go I will leave you with some fun pix of the kids when we took them tubing. WHat a blast!!!! Have a great day!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

And last but not least!!!

Finally I have the honor of showing you the last day of previews for Little Paper Shops new release and this one is called "You might be old..." Another hysterical set of sentiments for the "young at heart" I made this card today with a man in mind. I wanted it to be a bit more masculine. I used some October Afternoon paper, SU cardstock, alittle chocolate twine and two buttons. So easy peasy but boy it says it all!!! The challenge today at the Little Paper Shop blog is Distressing of any kind so I roughed up the edges of everything a bit which gives this card a fun look. Great prize again today and great blog hop from the DT. Here is the blog hop order for you to follow and head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog for the rest of the deets.
Having a great time here in  Lake George. Will be back and rested next week but I have a few goodies to show you this week that I have not had a chance to post. So until then, enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!!! Here is the hop order for you:

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Calling Nurse Jena Calling Nurse Jena

Okay I am about freaking out right now cause I am up in the Adirondack Mountains in Lake George vacationing and I was soooooooooo close to not being able to get an internet connection. It was sooooooo hard to figure out how to get on line but I am here and that is all that counts.....

Todays preview is for Nurse Jena from Little Paper Shop and this was such a fun card for me to make because I shared the deets with my dd and she helped me. She loves Jena cards and we had alot of fun creating this one together. I started by stamping Nurse Jena onto white cardstock and cutting her out. I propped her up with dimensionals. My dp is from Pink Paislee and I added alittle fun with a faux corkboard to clip my prescription to. How adorable!!!  And how adorable this stamp set is. A MUST have!!!!

Want to win a prize??? Check out all the deets on the Little Paper Shop Blog and while you are there you can see all the fabulous previews from the rest of the DT. Have a great night!!!! Back to my regularly scheduled vacation!!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Young at Heart Preview

Hi and welcome to this months Previews for Little Paper Shop!!! Boy does Julia have some great new stamps for you this month. Today we are previewing a new set called Young at Heart. It is hysterical. All kinds of funny "aging" sentiments if I dare say it that way.....because we are all still Young at Heart after all!!

For todays card I wanted to create a pretty focal panel for the sentiment. I used a very simple layout with some SU paper. I added a gorgeous prima flower with a bit of So Saffron ribbon behind it and then added a few tiny pearls in the corner. This particular card is more feminine but I have to say that the sentiments in this set can be used for men and women!!

As always when we have previews there is a fun random prize to be given away for all commenters. Take a look at the Little Paper Shop Blog for all the particulars and to find the list of DT members that you can visit.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back again tomorrow for another goodie to share with you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Razzleberry, Olive Orchids

This is the gorgeous color challenge we have for you at Little Paper Shop this week. Razzleberry, Olive and Orchid. What a fun combination!!! Love it. And I went out on a limb this week and pulled out my watercolor paper and reinkers and tryed my hand at watercoloring these gorgeous flowers and leaves from the set Rose. Now I am not sure if I love what I created. I dont have alot of experience with watercoloring but I thought it would be something fun to try. What do you think? For some further inspiration and to check out the prize you can win this week,  go over to the Little Paper Shop Blog to check out what the rest of the DT has created and while you are there, please welcome our newest guest DT members, Sparkle and Joy!!! They are super talented and I just know they will have something awesome for you to see!! Welcome Girls!!!

I am actually posting this on the fourth of July. What great weather we have had over this holiday weekend. We have bbq'ed, indulged in some fine wine, spent days at the beach, rode our bikes on the boardwalk and just had a great time with family and friends. I hope you did too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!