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!

September 2, 2014

A Friendship Tag

Patterned Paper: K&Co. Image stamp: Unity, Sentiment stamp: unknown
Prima flowers and ribbon: from stash

Hi everyone! Happy September!! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Having that extra day off made a world of difference--went to a cookout, a street festival downtown, had a little more time to hang out with family, plus get a little extra sleep! I tell you,  I wish every weekend could be like this one.

With everything going on, I didn't work on my last project for August until this evening. It's a tag for my friend Randi, since  both National Girlfriends Day and Sisters Day were last month.

We met at our local scrapbook store over ten years ago, and have been friends every since! We chat about everything from crafty stuff to everyday happenings. So when I saw this stamp from Unity, I had to get it and make her something special. This tag was so fun to make, and I really hope she likes it! Hopefully it also inspires you to make something for your sister or the special friends in your life. Thanks for stopping by,

...And That's All She Wrote!

August 17, 2014

A 50th Birthday Card

Digital Stamp: Robert Jackson, Die: Spellbinders, Embossing template: Cuttlebug

Hi everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend! I wanted to stop in with a quick post to share a 50th birthday card I made for a coworker/friend recently. She had a friend who was celebrating this milestone, and wanted to give her a custom card. We went through a few images, but she really liked this digital image named Ebony by Robert Jackson. You can't see it in the picture, but I used gold Stickles to give some sparkle to the earring. I'm still working on my coloring technique, but I loved coloring this image. So I'm sure you'll see this one again really soon! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

August 8, 2014

A Couple of Graduation Cards

Graduation season has come and gone, but I could make graduation cards year round! They are near the top of the list of occasions I love to create for! These were a couple of cards I made a little while ago to give to some of my graduating friends.
Digital image: Robert Jackson, Stamps: Sentiment-Verve
"Achieve"--unknown, Ribbon: Recollections
This one was for a young lady who graduated elementary school this year. Actually, I have tutored her for the last couple of years, and I was so proud of the work she put in this past year, I wanted to create something special for her.
Digital image: Robert Jackson, Sentiment: Hero Arts
I made my next card for a good friend that graduated with her masters! I wasn't with her on graduation day, but I'm sure she shouted just like the little lady in this stamp! She captures so much of my friend's personality!

Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope you have a great weekend, and come by again soon!

August 5, 2014

Lil' Diva Diaper Tricycle

 Today I wanted to share a quick post on a diaper cake my co-worker asked me to make as a gift.

I'll let you in on a little secret...the bear's scarf is really a dress for the baby to wear someday! My co-worker initially purchased the dress for the bear to wear, but it's a 4T--way too big for Ms. Diva Bear. But hubby had the idea for her to wear it as a scarf, perfect for a bear on the go! Thanks sweetie... =)

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a blessed day!