Guess what today is everyone? It is the start of Shark Week on the Discovery channel. A bunch of shark loving friends got together and decided to make sharky cards and post a little blog hop to celebrate. Thought a red card base would be appropriate for this one. I usually don't use red but there is someone in our group who loves red. It is always fun to play with a color or technique that is unfamiliar. Also used some washi tape and a new sentiment stamp created by Jill and sent to everyone in the blog hop group. Isn't it "jawsome"? Now hop on over to the other shark lovers and see what they created.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
A few weeks back I sent a bottle of cherry bounce to my friend, Cheiron, and was totally surprised when she sent me a thank you card. Just look at those sparkly, shiny cherries. She really outdid herself. I don't know how she got them to look so good but I know I just want to eat one. It is such a pleasure to get a card in the mail during these days of email and text messages. So many electronic devices to master and so little time. Thank you, Cheiron, for taking the time to create something so wonderful to send to me. I would love to challenge anyone reading my blog today to create a card for a friend and send it out. You will put a smile on his or her face.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Was thinking about my friend, Tracy, and decided to make a card celebrating her new baby boy. He is such a cutie and I am sure he is the new star in her life. So I dusted off my nestibilities star set and put him front and center. Then I repurposed some washi tape that came from a package from, Jill. Love that stuff and am still getting the hang of using it. Hope she doesn't mind. Everything changes when you have a child and I just thought a little message from me would let her know that I was thinking about her and her new little star.
Monday, January 30, 2012
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But sometimes it is just too much. It's that way for Cath this year at CHA. Or should I sat NOT at CHA. You might know Cath from over on the Moxie Fab World blog. She is the fabulous lady that always kept us up to date with all things CHA and brings us so much inspiration on her blog. She is not at CHA this year because she has a nasty pain in her shoulder. Must be so hard for her to be at home when there is so much going on in Anaheim. My friend, Cheiron invited me to participate in the blog hop to cheer her up so here I am. Hope you feel better soon, Cath!
Have fun checking out all the other gals that made a card to celebrate a woman that gives so much to the paper craft world. Links are provided on Virginia's blog.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Pretty colors always inspires me. I love the soft look of the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger but decided to use colors that were a little stronger. Had this little bird leftover from previous challenge and thought it looked a little like the crocheted throw in the photo. I also used my new edge punch from EK Success for the bottom of my tag which also echoed the squares in the photo. I love playing the Tuesday Trigger. Why don't you give it a try?
Friday, July 1, 2011
Today I get to share a fun project with you. My friend, Jenn Shurkus, sent a message out to her friends that she wanted to do "a post a day" for July and wanted some of us to help. If you don't know Jenn, you need to discover her work. It is all so fabulous! She needs a little cheering up because life is happening right now for her, so I am happy to lend a hand. Jenn loves anything that has to do with the ocean and water and beaches and she asked that we make a project using that theme. I have been making "purses" out of the clear boxes for the last few weeks and thought I could make a fun ocean theme purse. So I went out on a hunt for a great paper I could use for the inside of my purse. Found this one called Surf's Up by Zoe Peam. Including shells is a must for any beach themed item and I got out my MS punch for the border on the bottom. Added some pearls and of course, there is no question that I needed some flip flops on my project. Jenn just LOVES flip flops. I think of her every time I see them. K&Company had a great sea shell dimensional sticker for the top. My purse is the perfect size to put homemade cards or anything else that is smaller than 5 3/4 x 4 1/4. I love giving them to my friends for their birthdays. Don't forget to head on over to Jenn's blog all month for some inspiring ideas created by her and her friends.
Jenn's friend Christy's mom was just diagnosed with stomach and lung cancer.. its in-operable... and not a good situation...
I have decided that I am going to offer up my creation to the *highest* "bidder" and will donate that money to Christy's mom. So if you would like to bid on my item go here and make an offer. I will ship out my purse to the winner as soon as the auction is closed.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
There are lots of interesting shapes, edges and colors in this week's Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. When I see these triggers, I usually am pretty literal in the translation into a card. So this week's trigger made me giddy. My daughter is picking out pillows for her new couch and the shapes and colors have made my mind dance. Guess that is why I had a good time making this card. Just took scraps of my recent projects, which closely matched the patterns of the different fabrics, found a sketch that would help my recent loss of mojo and my card came together. Why not head on over to the Moxie Fab blog and give this trigger a try?
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Kept thinking about last week's Tuesday Trigger but I didn't get a chance to put it on paper until today. I just love the colors of all those spools of thread. Guess those thoughts intermingled with the upcoming hot air balloon festival that will be here in town in a few weeks and this is what happened. I took my new hot air balloons stamp from Impression Obsession, Inc (thanks, Glenda) and made some fun balloons. Cut them out from different colored paper and then cut out just the balloon part and popped it up. Then I put Stickles on parts of each balloon. Turned out to be a fun, sparkly card. Hopefully I will get this week's trigger finished much quicker. Check out last week's cards if you get a chance. You won't be disappointed.