June 23, 2015

Lil Nurse Cards

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! Today I'm back to share a couple of customer cards I created recently. They were both made using Robert Jackson's Lil Nurse image.

The first one was for the customer's sister that happens to be a registered nurse. The patterned paper for both cards were from Recollections. And that bow was a scrap piece from my stash. I was sweating bullets about the size of that bow though, lol...but it coordinated with the rest of the card really well. And luckily, my client loved it! =D
She wanted the same image on this card, but since the recipient is a dental hygienist, she didn't want the nurse's cap. So I tried a little "coloring magic," turning the hat into extra hair. And I felt a lot better about the ribbon on this card, also from my stash.
That's all I have today, but I hope you've enjoyed my take on "One Stamp, Two Different Looks!" Thanks for stopping by! Take care, and if its HOT (or HAWT as I like to say) where you are, please stay in and stay cool! It's perfect crafting weather, lol...

June 18, 2015

Happy Graduation Card

Graduation season has come and gone around here, so today I wanted to share a card I made for my coworker's niece.

It's my first time using these both the image and the embossing template. The image is CC Designs Graduation Willow, which I believe is now discontinued. I tried capturing the "sheen" highlights with my blue copic markers, but I wish I had worked more on blending the color. However, I still liked how it turned out. The Darice embossing plate is one I purchased from CKC-Charlotte last year.
I'm sharing this in the "I'm Impressed" Embossing Challenge going on over on the Scraps of Color blog right now, as well as the Anything Goes challenge over on Mema's Crafts.  It's Lesia's very last craft challenge, as she needs to focus on other things at this time. She will continue to post on her blog though, so be sure to stop by and leave Lesia some love! Speaking of stopping by, thank you for stopping by here today! Take care...And That's All She Wrote!

June 16, 2015

Diaper Cakes-Spring 2015

Hello everyone! In my last post, I mentioned that although I tinkered around with a few things, I hadn't been that crafty. However, I had one big exception to that statement...my diaper cakes! I have really been blessed this Spring with a few requests. Here's a look:
I call this one "Pretty in Pink"
    "Tiny Miracle"
    I really enjoyed working with the soft colors on this cake! And, I finally got the chance to use those tiny baby bracelets from the Dollar Tree again (I used them before here). If you get the chance to make a diaper cake, check out your local Dollar Store. There are lots of wonderful goodies there to accent your cakes.
Finally, this cake is my favorite this year so far. It's a Michael Jordan cake! Complete with baby's first Jordans and Mike's #23, made with t-shirt numbers from Hancock Fabrics.
I really enjoyed sharing these cakes with you today! I hope to have more to share by the end of the Summer. Thank you for stopping by! Take care...And That's All She Wrote!

June 14, 2015

Since my last post, I...

  • watched episodes of Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and this show:
I couldn't resist y'all! I didn't want to get sucked into yet another series, but the onscreen chemistry between Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson has always been amazing. The first season didn't disappoint, and I was glued for the whole season! I'm excited to hear it's coming back in the fall, but I'm going through withdrawal already, lol.
  • participated in Kathy Rascoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I haven't been really crafty lately, but I still feel like I was with this! The premise of this challenge was to make time to color something everyday for 30 days. I used it as a great chance to practice with my copics. but crafters used watercolors, distress inks, and all kinds of coloring mediums. Many of my colored images weren't for any pending projects, although I hope to use them soon.
If you'd like to join in on this, Kathy started a brand new round of the challenge at the beginning of this month. Just check out this post on her blog, The Daily Marker for details. But I suggest checking out the #thedailymarker30day2 hashtag over on Instagram for inspiration in one place. It's a lot of fun see all of the color creations.
  • Finally, since my last post, I discovered pocket letters! OMGoodness, I'm sure you have seen these all over the place! But if you haven't, they are a new form of pen pals and sending happy mail to someone special. Janette Lane created the pocket letter trend (here's a video on how to put one together), and now there are pocket letter groups popping up all over social media! I created my first one recently, and will share it once I can get it in the mail to by swap partner.
Well, that's what I've been up to since I last posted here, lol...So let's catch up. I'd love to hear about your happenings-crafty or otherwise-in the comments below.

February 5, 2015

Super Bowl Cards

Hey everyone! It's been quite some time! Hope you're doing well! I've been away from crafting for a little while, but I really want to get back into the swing of things. A few years ago, I created some Super Bowl cards using the colors from that year's teams. So with the big game this past weekend, and Meljen's Design's Team Spirit challenge, I figured I would give it a try!. Here's a look:

This card is inspired by colors for the Seattle Seahawks, and the sketch I used was from the Fusion Card Challenge.

To be completely honest, I was going to only create the first card...I just figured the Seahawks would win again...or so I hoped. I shared my coloring in progress with friends on Facebook and Instagram and everything. However, as you know, the Patriots ended up coming back and winning the game...(Sigh) So I figured it was only fair to create a second card using New England's colors. 

I thought this little bear was adorable, and even though he's wearing colors for the "other" team, I really like this one. The sketch is from a cool blog I just found called The Challenge. Here's a peek at the sketch:

In addition to the challenges posted above, and my personal Super Bowl theme, I'm sharing it for the Scraps of Color Anything Goes blogger challenge. It was great getting that card-making mojo working once more! As I mentioned in my original post, its cool working with different color combos. So if you find yourself stumped, just pull out colors from your favorite team and go for it! You never know, lol...Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

October 14, 2014

A Golfer Birthday Card and Blog Hop Prize Winner

Hey everyone! I hope you're doing well! Today is the day that I announce the winner of the $20 Michaels gift card from the blog hop this weekend! I know you all are excited about that, so I will get to that shortly...right now I want to share a birthday card I made for a co-worker's dad.

The image is from a Google Search. Isn't he a cutie? I used my dotted embossing template to look like the surface of a golf ball, and the patterned paper is from my stash. This is only my second masculine card, but I really had fun creating it! I'll share the other one later in the week.

Now onto the moment you've been waiting for! Random.org gave me number 11, so the winner of the Michaels' (or AC Moore) gift card is:

Mary Joyce!!
Congratulations MJ!! I will send your gift card out real soon!

Thanks to all of you for supporting all of the blogs during last weekend's hop! We had so much fun putting our projects together, and I hope you had just as much fun! Now that the hop is over, don't be a stranger okay? I hope to see you all real soon! Take care!

October 10, 2014

Scraps of Color "Turnt Up for 10" Blog Hop

Hey readers! It's Friday and it's time to get "Turnt Up!" Scraps of Color is turning 10, and we're celebrating this milestone with a birthday blog hop! I have been a member of this great online community for almost five years now. I have learned so much from this awesome group of crafters, and have even had the pleasure of meeting some of them in person! I'm just so grateful for the online and real life friendships I have found through this group.

If you're starting here, visit the SOC Blog first to start from the beginning! However, if you hopped over here from Debra's blog, then you're in the right place! For the celebration, I really wanted to turn it up a notch, and try something different...at least for me. So today, I'm sharing my first box card!


The image is by Robert Jackson, and I created the balloons with my George Cricut cartridge, then embellished the card with a few Jolie's Boutique stickers and gems from my stash. Here's a look at the back
of the card:

To be honest, I was initially intimidated about doing this card, but it was pretty easy! I'm trying another one really soon! Well, that's my project, but before you go, I want to get "turnt up" and share a little giveaway! One visitor will win a $20 gift card to Michaels (or AC Moore if its closer for you)! All you have to do is leave a comment below. The winner will be announced here on Tuesday, October 14th! So be sure to stop by then to see if you've won! Exciting? Are you hyped and ready to see more projects? It's not over yet! The party continues over on Da Shawnna's blog, so be sure to stop by to see her creations! Here's a list of all of the participating blogs: 

Kimberly B: http://mypolkadottedbliss.blogspot.com/

Thank all of you for joining us for Scraps of Color's Turnt Up for 10 Blog Hop! Be sure to come back and visit, as some of the blogs will be sharing additional projects throughout the weekend! Take care!