Thursday, June 10, 2010
Don't you just love the Inky Antics turtles? I had to create a get well card for a friend and I immediatly grabbed this little guy. I colored it with my Prismacolors and gamsol...love the way it turned out. Plus as an added bonus, Taylored Expressions had this layout posted on her weekly challenge...so now I can submit it for that too. Double whammy!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Long time no posts!!! Just wanting to share a couple of cards I was playing with. One is a better close up of my doily card I did for Moxie Fab and the other shows a card using the Pure Innocence stamp from My Favorite Things. I really like playing with those stamps...the images are just too cute. Hope your summer is off to a great start.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
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Okay, once again I am camera-less and at the mercy of my phone. Fortunately with the sun shining, I think it did my photos a world of good today. Today's card showcases the Moxie Fab Challenge of using doilies as a focal point. I love the way this doilie challenge turned out so bright and cheery and screaming for a few jelly beans. Using a Unity Stamp as the focal point to celebrate Easter, I am happy that the colors just pop here. I think this is one I will duplicate and send to my special friends to celebrate spring. Thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Hey y'all, just stopping by to let you know that Leah Killian's offering a special and give-away on her blog at lifeaslou.blogsome.com for Learning Wrap-ups and Learning Palette Game Discs. I use wrap-ups when I teach math skills with students of all ages and they really are unique tools to reinforcing the basic math skills. Take a look and see what you think.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Happy March everyone. I am happy to see the snow melting and would be happier if the sun would start to peek through the clouds again. In the meantime, I'll keep crafting to try and keep my spirits up. Moxie Fab offered up another challenge to use floss in an unusual or unique way. It reminded me of my quilting days and some of the redwork patterns from old quilts. I decided to to a braiding/stitching technique that I used when I was teaching sewing classes. Got my hands on the new American Crafts papers and had to play with the hanging dress stamp as a pattern. I wish my camera and the lighting were better...maybe since my birthday is this month I can talk someone into a new gift....fingers crossed. Until then, enjoy and think warm thoughts.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Another day, another Moxie Challenge. This month's challenge is to create a card using Anne Taintor's famous sassy girls as inspiration. This card was so much fun to make from designing the layout, finding a sassy housewife and then fitting the perfect quote with 50's beauty. Moxie Fab has had so many entrants in this challenge and each one is just amazing. The quote says: Vegetables are a must on a diet, I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. Since I've been on a diet for over a year, it was only fitting. Can't wait to try this challenge more often.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Hi All, I just peeked at Moxie Fab's entries for this week's Tuesday Triggers and they are so amazing. The number of people who give it a whirl each week continues to grow and the talent is just so great. This is the one challenge I love to work on each week. It's the one challenge I make time for just to stretch my own imagination. This week's challenge was a "patchwork heart" theme. The theme reminded me of my quilting days and how I still love to make things with my hands. I played with the apron stamp and peiced the skirt and ruffles together. Adding a few stitched hearts and a stitched border...I think it is a great card to give with a personal handmade gift. Great...one more thing I need to make.
Have a great week everyone.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I can't beleive that January is almost over and I'm just now posting in 2010. Happy New Year everyone. This week's Tuesday Trigger for Moxie Fab World is a beautiful picture with gold and turquoise as it's focal point. I like the patterns that are happening in the photo and took the opportunity to play with my L Letterpress machine and try it out for the first time. It's going to take a little time to get things just right...but I like the debossed images. Since I only have one color ink to use for printing, I tried to fill in the debossed areas with my prisma colors and gamsol. Using Cosmo Cricket papers and ribbon to finish off the look, I really am happy with the end result. Now I'm off to try my hand at a new challenge that Melissa Phillips has posted. Have a great week.