Monday, September 6, 2010

Clean and Simple

clean and simple was the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. I like trying to keep it clean and simple because I'm one who loves to add lots of embellishments, so this was a great challenge for me, LOL!

It's a Boy Bookmark Card

this card is doing double duty. I'm entering it into 2 challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - New Beginnings

A Pretty Envelope

I seem to be using alot of blues and pinks in my cards lately...don't know why, I just like how it goes together. I used bashful blue stampin up ink to distress the envelope. I'm entering this at Stamptacular Sunday for their "distress it" challenge.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

an envelope card

I had so much fun making this envelope card. Haven't made one in a few years, lol. The flowers are a free digi from Marjie's Malarkies. I've colored them with pencil crayons then used OMS to blend. I've sponged around the outside with pixie pink stampin up ink. I'm entering this at Paper Sundaes for the challenge to use mixed mediums.

g is for garden tools

I made this card for a group challenge but found it was perfect for the challenge at Our Creative Corner - ABC and 123 -

Pretty Pink Dress

I was going through some of my papers the other night and found this dress image. It's very simple but elegant at the same time and just had to find a challenge to use it for. 2 Sketches 4 You was that challenge, simple but elegant....

I love butterflies

I adore butterflies and use them every chance I get, LOL! Anyways I'm entering this at Inspirational Card Sketches for the sketch.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I've used the bleached effect on this card (just above the WISH) and think it turned out quite well. I stamped the image with VersaMark, used white glitter then heat embossed it. It's only the second time I've tried this so tell me what you think. The stamp is one I bought at Michaels for $1.50, I also bought the ribbon there too. I bought the gems at our local dollar store. I used the d vine embossing folder. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Papertake Weekly - just the one
OCC - sketch

Friday, September 3, 2010

A New Baby

A friend of mine has just become a grandmother again. She has a darling new grandson. The baby stamp is from Inkadoo and the sentiment is Hero Arts. I'm entering this in 3 challenges:
Stamp Something - something cute
Whoopsie Daisy - pile on the flowers


Crafty Creations has a challenge to use white plus one color. I chose to use blue. I've embossed the top and bottom with one of the frills border set, punched a few flowers and made a butterfly. The other challenge I'm entering this in is Saturday Challenge for a clean and simple card.

A Cute Christmas Tree

I love this sweet digi! the kitty is so cute hanging on the tree, LOL! This is a lovey freebie from Sliekje Digi Stamps (thanks!). I'm entering this into 3 challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - sketch - option: get knotted
Paper Sundaes - Christmas in August
Bee Crafty - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 2, 2010

A quick update on the kids

Well I haven’t made any cards for the last few days. We’ve had a couple of our grandchildren come to stay for a few days. A couple of weeks ago our darling 22 month old granddaughter Madison came for 4 days. Then the following week our sweet 7 almost 8 year old Thomas came for 4 days. After that we travelled up north (to Chase & Lac le Jeune) to visit my sister and go to my great nephew Adams’ first birthday. The following are some photos we took...
baby Adam turns 1 (my great nephew)
Adam enjoying his birthday cake
grandson's Thomas (almost 8) and Alex 10 in the pool at our house
the boys had alot of fun in the pool
I bought Madison (22 months) some earrings, bracelet and beaded necklace. Her she is trying them on, LOL
Madison wants to take a peek in the mirror to see what she looks like
here's Madison eating some mini peanut butter krispie delights
another great photo of Madison out on our patio enjoying some nummies (toddlers peach flavor puffies)
I have no idea what Madison is looking at but I thought she looked so sweet in her purple dotted dress I just had to take a pic
Madison is talking and touching the weeds on the grass, LOL!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Blog Candy Available

hi everyone! I just heard that Amy over at A thousand sheets of paper has some really great blog candy! Here is what she says: "Today is a special day here at the ol' A thousand sheets of paper blog. No, it's not quite the one year anniversary, as that was on July 16th. Instead I thought it would be fun to combine that celebration with another crazy milestone that I've been keeping track of and finally hit this past week... you see, since I started making cards and posting them here I've been keeping track of the number of different sheets of pattern paper that I cut into for my cards just to see how long it would take to get to 1000. I'm excited to say that it only took a couple weeks over my year anniversary to get there! I told you this was crazy! LOL!Crazy or not though, I'm in the mood to celebrate (and clear out some paper) so I've got A THOUSAND 6x6 sheets of paper that I'm giving away! Wanna see what 1000 sheets of paper looks like? Take a look-see..." The candy is only available til Friday Sept 3 so hurry on over and make sure you enter.....hugs, Valerie