Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March 31st - Lions, tigers and elephants? Oh my

What a beautiful morning the sun is shining and the birds are singing. They say it's going to be in the 70 degrees today, Sounds like a great opportunity to drag out the camera and take my dd out for some pictures.

I am really loving the felties lately, I think I might have to go back to Archivers to see if they have any more soon. This card was made with Hero Art note card, stamp set, cuddlebug, Papertrey in card stock and misc feltie. Well I'm off to enjoy this weather hope you have a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

March 30th, - Changing things up a little bit

Today I decided to change things up and instead of always reaching for a stamp I decided to use a felt embellishment. I saw this little guy at Archivers and couldn't pass him up. I think this would be a great card to give to a child. The recipe for this card: Hero Art's blue note card, Papertrey Ink card stock , Cuddle bug
Misc Feltie from Archivers 1.99 spot.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29th - Easter bunnies

Just saying hello! I loved how this card turned out. Simply yet classy. The recipe for this card is
Hero Art's blue note card, Papertrey whisper white card stock, DCWV pattern paper and Hero Art's Sending Happy Message stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

March 28, 2010 - Spring

Wishing for Spring to come and stay, here is my tribute to Spring. I used Paper trey Lemon tart paper, whisper white paper, Hero Arts Blossoms cling stamp set and Hero Arts paper flower, Hero Arts Sending Happy stamp set, Copic markers and misc. button to make this card.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

March 20th 2010 - Time to Color

I couldn't believe it I woke up to snow today. Burr where did spring go? We just had 60 degree yesterday, I think mother nature is confused.

Well since it wasn't such a nice day out side my daughter and I decided to take this opportunity to do some coloring. She just amazes me with her talent. She has a sense of color and what goes together already. Maybe I'm rubbing off on her????

Here is another little project we did together. It's a cotton ball Easter bunny. We saw this idea from a Martha Stewart magazine I had laying around. I think the magazine is a couple years old. The bunny you see below my daughter made. Didn't it turn out cute.

The next picture isn't the greatest, but this was my attemp on wild life. I think it came out okay but I'm still not happy with it.

And here is a card I made this afternoon with one of the images we colored this morning. I just thought these bunnies were so cute.

The picture below is the same but I was trying out different colors. I just love my copic markers, but I think it's time to get more. I am starting to feel limited in my colors.

Well hope you are enjoying your Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010 -- Happy St. Patty's Day

Happy St Patrick Day!!!! I don't have any projects to share with you today. I've been busy car shopping the last couple of days so I didn't have a chance to go play in my craft room, however, I found my new car and I am itching to get into my craftroom to play with some of the new supplies I bought at the stamp show. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March 14th, 2010 - Off we goooo

Just a quick little post to say I'm off to the Heirloom's Rubber stamp & paper arts festival today. Can I get a Whoopee!!!. I will let you all know how it was tonight until then thanks for stopping by.


The first thing I have to say was it was so overwhelming so many pretty stamps. My friend and I thought we had made a very well thought out plan to be conservative and get through the whole festival before we started on our spending spear, but I am so sadden to report that plan went out the window at our very first booth we visit. The stamps were so amazing that before I knew it I spent half of the money I intended to spend by the time we hit our fourth booth. Needless to say that we regrouped our selves and were able to make it through the whole festival but not with some regret for the stamps that called out to us but we were not able to buy. Don't feel to sad for us because we were smart enough to grab business cards from the booth that still hold our precious stamps that we intended to buy but just plain ran out of money for, so our new plan is a simply one. SAVE UP MORE MONEY! and order online. Seriously it was a great festival and there was a lot of vendors there that I never heard about and my friend and I learned a lot of new things from the people we met so all in all it was a great day in the stamping world today!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11, 2010 - Craftroom Guest

I had some guest in my craft room last night and boy was it a lot of fun. They asked that I share with all of you their creations. First guest was my Mother she is a newbie in the world of stamping and card making. I thought she did a wonderful job with her Thinking of you card. My second guest has been in my and out of my craft room on many occasions. In fact so much so that she demanded her own little work space and that would be my daughter Erin. For being only eight years old I am amazed at her creativity. I hope you enjoy my guest creations and thanks for stopping by.

My mother's card

My Daughter's card

Last but not least here is a card I worked.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

March 6th, 2010 - Makes you think

Makes you think -

Last night was my dd had her first Me and My Guy dance. She was so excited and as we were getting ready she kept on telling me, "Mom, I feel so grown up", which made me take a step back to take a look and realize my baby isn't a baby anymore. I was once told that the hardest thing a mother has to do is to let go of their babies. When I was younger and more foolish I thought that meant when they were all grown up and ready to start their life's, but now I'm getting a little wiser I know that we just don't let go of them once, but instead we let them go each mile stone. Last night I was slapped in the face that my baby is not a baby any more but a little girl, and it's time yet again to step back and give her some more room to grow even though I just want her to stay my baby.


I am really happy how this card turned out. I played with my Copic markers and some distress ink. I love working with the distress ink and I can't wait to go out and get some of the new colors too.

Card recipe:

Hero Arts note card
Papertrey Ink card stock
Ranger's denium blue distress ink
Hero Art's stamp butterflies set CG130
Copic Markers
Nestabilities label stencil

Well thanks for stopping by today Happy Saturday Everyone!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 5th 2010 - Thinking

Just a short post for today I have a lot to get done today. It's my daughter's first Me and My Guy dance, and I have to run out and get her a couple of things. It's so cute she asked her dad to go with her and he asked me to go out and get her some flowers for her (isn't that soooo sweet!) I can't wait for her to come home from school so we can start getting ready for the dance. Now that I have my new camera I found myself getting more exciting about these types of events lately (not like I wasn't already excited but now I have a new camera to take tons of pics.)

My first Papertrey Ink order finally came in. I've been waiting so patiently to get it so I can start practicing with my Copic Markers on quality paper. I have to say it really does make a difference. I think I have fallen in love with their paper. I guess there is no turning back now.

Well thanks for stopping by today and Happy Friday to everyone!

Recipe for card:

DCWV pattern paper So Sweet paper stack
Hero Art note card
Misc. Ribbon from Michael's
Not sure of the name of the stamp set I used for sentiment
Hero Arts flower
Magnolia Tilda stamp

March 4, 2010 - Wishing for Spring

Thanks for stopping by today. I made this late last night but have been busy all day to post it. I'm thinking about entering this in the Hero Arts Monthly challenge. I haven't done a challenge in so long. It's hard to get back into the swing. Remember this is one of my goals for this year (enter more challenges).

So far I am really doing well on my list of goals I have accomplished a lot already. I just have to find a photography class still.

Card Recipe:

Hero Arts stamp - E 4782, HA Sending Happy thoughts stamp set
Hero Arts note card
Misc.pattern paper
Papertrey Ink - white card stock