Friday, March 25, 2011

red, black and white

I love this stamp, it has all dressed in white above and below it but I've masked the text off to use as just the dress. I find using red, black & white a great color combo. The black sticker is from my local $ store and of course I added a few pearls, ribbon and bow to finish. I'm entering this at Mojo Monday for the sketch challenge.

happy birthday cupcake

this cute cupcake is a free image from Papercraft Inspirations. They have a lot of wonderful free downloads. I used the swiss dot and the victorian embossing folders for this card. Lot's of pearls and a little flower finish it off. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - color challenge
pink, kraft, turquoise & brown

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Yummy Sundae

this card has lots of layers, I like layering so was happy to see that Sweet Sketch Wed not only has a great sketch but lots of layers too. The digi I used is called Sweet Treats and is by artymrscreativespot but unfortunately I cannot find her link. If anyone knows it please pass it on to me, thanks! I used 2 embossing folders - swiss dots and floral fantasy. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles - color challenge
using yellow, blue, pink and green

Happy Spring

this great stamp is from Great Impressions, I do like how my card turned out. I used the dvine swirl embossing folder for my background, for the butterfly I used the floral fantasy embossing folder and really like how it turned out. Added lots of pearls and gems and a bit of ribbon. I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
A SpoonFull of Sugar - Ribbons, Pearls/Rhinestones & Flowers
Flutterby Wednesday - open challenge

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

me and my lollipop

This adorable image was free from Robyn's Fetish (thanks!). I just think she is so adorable! I've colored her with pencil crayons and OMS, added some stickles to the lollipop and a bit on her sneakers too! I've used the dvine swirl embossing folder (1 on my favs) for my background papers, a couple of flowers and some pretty pearls finishes it off. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
congratulations on your 100th sketch
Paper Sundaes - embossing

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A New Baby Boy

a very lovely friend of mine had a sweet baby boy this month! I know she's a bit too busy to be coming to my blog (at least I hope so, LOL) as I'm posting this before she'll receive it! The darling papers are from Papercraft Inspirations. I made a little onsie using cardstock that had little footprints on it, added a bow and some gems. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:

Jessica turned 30

My niece Jessica turned 30 on Mar 21st. Last Sunday we went to her darling little apartment to help her celebrate. Below are a few photos we took. I made her a lemon pound cake (her request) and decided to decorate it as well. Years ago I use to do cake decorating but you wouldn't know now, LOL.....anyways Jessica loved it and I'm happy she did, we had a lovely day.

she's 30! oh my how the years have flown by, LOL!

cutting her cake

Madison enjoying some cake

laughing at something her Papa said or did!

playing shy now

grandson, Sebastian

foster granddaugther, Kassandra

foster grandson, Jesse

Friday, March 18, 2011

in her wedding dress

I've made this card for my sister's wedding coming up in July. I used the Cricut Wedding Solutions cartridge, embossed the dress with the swiss dot folder and stamped the edge of the c/s with a leafy swirl design. I'm entering this into 2 challenges:
Die Cutting Divas - unused & unloved

Saturday, March 12, 2011

a pretty pink tree

Here's a quick card I made last nigt. When we were heading home from our visit with Madison we stop at a dollar store (I needed more pearls, LOL!) and I found these flower and border stickers (in the aqua, pink and black) and of course I wanted to play with them so I used part of the border and a few flowers for this card. The embossing folder is floral fantasy and the tree stamp is from my fav $1.50 bin at Michael's. I'm entering this into 3 challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - use a tree
Saturday Challenge - flowers for mum

Friday, March 11, 2011

shades of green

With St. Pat's day just around the corner there are a lot of challenges to use the color green. I've used 4 different shades on my card. The tulip is from Stampin Up, I used the Martha Stewart daisy punch on my border and the wedding solution cricut for the swirls. I'm entering this into 4 challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Stripes!
PaperPlay Challenges - shades of green

Our Visit with the Kids

My darling hubby took me out to visit with the grandkids. I was putting my lipstick on and Madison wanted some too. Here are a few pics that turned out really sweet!

I absolutely love this one of Madison! She is just such a sweetie

showing me her beautiful lipstick!

is this how we do it gramma? LOL!

outside with Kassandra and Jesse, brrrrrrr!

Family Birthdays

So I know this is late posting but I wanted to post these great birthday photos. We celebrated 3 birthdays last month, my son Mark, step foster grandson Chris and a friend of the family Val all had birthdays within a few days of each other.....Happy Birthday everyone!

Val, Chris and Mark with Madison in front

Madison telling gramma a funny

Madison giving gramma a hug

Madison with her gramma Evelyn

gramma Evelyn, Madison and grampa Norm

Madison eating cheesies with gramma Evelyn


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Purple Butterfly

I haven't posted in a while. I have been making cards, but they haven't coincided with any of the challenges out there. The Sweet Stop has a great sketch so thought I'd give it a try.