August 15, 2010

Did Someone Say Food?!

I joined a great group of girls on the SCS site for a recipe swap.  I cannot wait to see what great ideas I receive in my return. 

Here is the recipe card that I sent in for the swap.

The 6 x 6 card originated from a 12 x 12 piece of Bazzill card stock.  The pink colored card stock is also Bazzill.  The DP came in two separate sheets that coordinated together.  Darn, if I cannot find the name of the company.  I just know entered that somewhere! 

The recipe was computer generated.  I stamped the page with a Stampin' UP! stamp and Not Quite Navy ink.  I colored the heart with Copic Markers. 

I created a little pocket for the recipe card to slide in and out of.  The back of the recipe card is adorned with the DP, the other side as shown, the recipe itself.

I used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots to emboss the white flowers, which were punched from a Fiskars punch.  The second flower layer was a Martha Stewart punch.  The smallest flower was a Paper Shapers punch.  The flower center just a regular ole hole punch.  The eyelets I had on hand.  The ribbon is from American Crafts.

Thanks for taking a peek at my project.  I hope the girls like it!

Project entered in the following challenge(s):   Digi Doodle Shop's Best

August 9, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

If you could see me right now, you would see I was blushing.  I received the following blog award today.  I can hardly believe it!

These were my instructions with award receipt:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award
  • Copy the award and post it to your blog
  • List three things you love about yourself
  • Post a picture you love
  • Tag five people you would like to give the award to

I would like to thank Jeanette, for thinking of me for the award.  What a nice surprise.  You are always so kind to everyone.  You are the glue that holds the 'forest' together and I appreciate it!

The three things that I love about myself (why is that so hard to type?) would be that I am able to have wonderful friends and family, I appreciate having the ability to be a creative and independent person and the fact that there are a lot of things in this world that crack me up - so being able to see the humor in people and situations.

Here is the picture that I love.  When I see it, well, it usually means I am the heck outta here to somewhere good, good, good!

I suppose now that I am in an award recipient euphoria, it would be a good time to disclose that I am not exactly a rule follower if I do not want to be. I know, shocker!!! LOL I think it said 'question authority' next to my name in my yearbook. With that said, I might change it up a bit here!

Here are the six people that I want to pass the award on to - whether they have a blog or not, or if they want to re-post or not!  If you have already received an award, then just take the words said as enough done on your part.

Barb:   You are always so very kind.  In the posts on SCS you are always thinking of others and sharing of your time.  What a great example you are for others.  I remember you gifted some images to me when I first was on SCS and I thought it was so nice of you to go the extra mile.

Cheryl:  Or as I call you, Bob....although you are so busy these days, we have laughed so very hard at our point of views.  While I miss seeing you on SCS, I appreciate what you are doing for your family.  

Jeanette:  This is the rules part that I am ignoring.   I thanked you above, but think you deserve the award twice.  Now because I am making up my own rules, you do not have to repost, just receive.  I think what you are accomplishing for yourself in your goals is a great example to your family and others.  By taking care of yourself, you are giving the best gift to them.  They could ask for no more.

April:  I think it is so nice of you to comment on some of my cards that they look great, when I think they really are quite questionable! I so appreciate that!!!!  You seem to lift up everyone's day in your posts.

Debbie:  You always make me laugh.  You are my fellow Costco Sistah.  We are going to save the world one packet of Splenda at a time!   I love that you are always checking in on everyone and care what is going on with them.

Michelle:  You are the perfect person to keep us all going in the forest.  You are thoughtful of others and always there to post as someone's friend. 

I feel like I just finished a sit in at a love fest!  Just kidding.....I think it is great that people take the time to appreciate others.  Thanks again!

My Peep's Birthday

I needed to send a birthday card out today.  I went through some images that I received via an image swap on SCS.   I came across the Birthday Chicken from Whipper Snapper Designs.  I thought the image would make a cute card.

The color combination is based upon the color challenge at the Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog for this week.  Primary colors are the theme for the challenge.  Thinking about it, I guess I do not use all primary colors too often.  

The card base and sentiment is Conqueror CX22 Diamond White.  The yellow layer is Stampin' UP! Summer Sun.  The red paper is Stampin' UP! Real Red.  The DP is a scrap that I had from Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety.

As I mentioned I had the image from an image swap.  I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils.  I added white accents with a gel pen.  I sponged both the computer generated sentiment and the image with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Wheat and Stampin' UP! Summer Sun ink.  Nestabilities were used to cut, emboss and layer the image.

I used my Sizzix embossing folder Flowers 'n Dots for the yellow layer.  I put a stickle drop in yellow on the DP flower.  I had a cute little flower eyelet I attached to the DP.  The ribbon is from JoAnn's that I stapled onto the paper.

Thanks for taking a look and hope that you have a great day!

Entered into the following challenge(s):  Crafty Ho Challenge Blog, Digi Doodle Shop's Best, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, Dutch Dare Card Challenges, Cute Card Thursday

August 3, 2010

Fishing Riley

As I have mentioned before, my dad loves to go fishing.   I try to keep my eye out for any type of stamp or image that is associated to fishing with him in mind. 

I was a part of an image swap that had Riley & Company images.  I was excited that I received two of the Fishing Riley images.  One each for my dad and father-in-law.   Well, I was only able to make one card.  ** Insert pet peeve here ** Don't you just not get it as to why people stamp an image that needs to be colored in an ink that is not suitable for coloring?!  Just sayin'! **  Since my dad's birthday is this week, he gets the card!

You may notice that I used the same paper and colors from a previous project.  I really thought that they worked for both.   Here is Daddy O's card:

The card stock base is Conqueror DX22 Diamond White, as well as the white the image is printed on. The light blue layer is Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue. The darker blue layer is Bazzill paper. The DP is from Best Creating Inc.

I colored the Fishing Riley with Copic markers.  I used Nestabilities to cut the image and the blue layer.  The water was sponged on with Stampin' UP! Bashful Blue ink. 

I used Stickles in Patina for the hat, reel and bob.  I used Stickles in Diamond Dust for the water highlights.  The glitter brad is the Reflections brand from Michael's.

I just love the Riley's and I know my dad will too!  Thanks, for stopping by.

Card entered into the following challenge(s):  Riley & Company, Catch the Bug Challenge, Digi Doodle Shop's Best, Creative Inspirations, Paper Play Challenges, Dutch Dare Card Challenges