Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Created By Courtney Challenge #32

This weeks challenge is alter a container. Courtney sent all of us some cigar boxes that she got from her husband's co-worker. Since my birthday is coming up, I decided to make a gift card holder.

You can see the gift card when the lid is popped open. I got this gift card to Buca di Beppo last year for my birthday. You can tell I'm a hoarder, lol. But I'm actually going there this year for my birthday, so it's getting good use. :)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's projects. All of them are listed here in this CBC Challenge Chicks list. If you play along with us, remember to link your creation to Courtney's blog, and you could win a prize from Courtney! If you upload to SCS, the keyword is CBCC31.

Everyone have a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Rubber Cafe Butterfly Card

It was really hard for me not to make a square card with this image. Melissa told us that we were to only make standard size cards for our DT work. But I still like how it turned out.

Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech
Stamps: Rubber Cafe
Ricrac, Crystal Stickles, CTMH Bigger Brads, and Copics


This is what I originally made and then remembered...lol.

Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech
Stamps: Rubber Cafe
CTMH Buttons, Ribbon, Copics, and Crystal Stickles


Everyone have a great Monday! It's back to work for me!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge Week #17

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend. Tonight Sears is having their Friends and Family sale, so we're getting our washer/dryer and fridge. Can't beat getting 30% off all Kenmore products and 20% on everything else.

I can't convince Brent on getting the green washer/dryer set that I posted about here. But it's okay...he honestly does more laundry than I do, so I can live with the white set. It's exciting yet scary buying so much all at once.

Here are my Christmas cards for this week. The first one is pretty simple, but didn't want to take away from the paper. I got the image from Wish RAK.

Paper: My Minds Eye
Stamps: Stampin Up
CTMH Buttons and Copics


Isn't this little guy just so cute?!? I also got him from Wish RAK. I keep hoping that the weather will be warm soon so that I can eat ice cream. :)

Paper: My Minds Eye
Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Sentiment is Stampin Up
Snowflake Punches, Crystal Stickles, PTI Buttons, and Copics


Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tilda with Magnolias

Today I am packing up the rest of the apartment...so I'm gonna have to close up the shop. I have scheduled posts through my birthday (4/5) though, so things should be good. Hopefully by then I'll have my room at least unpacked and be able to make something. I'm not sure yet when I won't have internet anymore, so I'll keep ya posted on that.

I made this card for my Aunt Nancy and Uncle John. When we were in Portland last, they purchased the rest of the China from our registry. My Aunt Nancy is my dad's sister, but was best friends with my mom. She's the only family that I have that lives in Oregon besides my dad. She's truly like a 2nd mom to me.

Paper: My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow
Stamps: Magnolia, Sentiment is CTMH
Copics, Primas, Pearls, and PTI Buttons


I'm going to print this picture and frame it for my Aunt as well. It's from my wedding.


Everyone have a great Saturday!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Mermaid Anya

As a little girl, one of my favorite movies was Splash. I use to make my mom rent it for me all the time! It think it drove her nuts once in a while, lol.

It's kindof hard to see, but I also used Pearlscent Shimmer paint over my Copics on the tail.

Paper: My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow Paper
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Sentiment is Stamping Bella
Copics, Pearls, Nesties, and PTI Buttons


I hope you all have a great Friday! It's almost the weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tiddly Inks

Don't you just love those little Huggabuggs?!? Christy just moved her blog and she's giving away a free custom stamp design away. Come and check it out!

Pink Cat Studio Release Day!

It's release day, so hurry and go buy your Sweet Pea stamps at Pink Cat Studio!


Boy cards always tend to be harder for me because I want to use flowers and glitter. So my boy cards tend to be more plain. I need to invest in more masculine embellishments.

Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
PTI Buttons, Nestabilities, and Copics


Everyone have a great Thursday! I'm excited for Grey's tonight.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pink Cat Studion Sneak Peek Day 2 – Sweet Pea Plate 2

Here are a couple more sneak peaks for Pink Cat Studio. They're releasing the new sets of stamps tomorrow!

Though I'm a city gal, I just love western things. :) Isn't my little cow girl just darling?!? Thanks Jenn for the cute paper!

Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Prima Flowers, Copics, PTI Ribbon, and CTMH Buttons


I love giraffes. I've always thought that they have the prettiest eyes. It makes me want to go to the zoo.

Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Stitching, Copics, Prima Flowers, Pearls, and CTMH Buttons


Be sure to check out the other DT blogs for more fabulous cards and projects:

Becky Carafa
Janna Hull
Jodi Ann Lee
Lauren Meader
Lise Roy
Maria Bell
Mariska van deer Veer
Nikki Fairbairn
Sarah Anderson
Vicki Garrett

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peek Day 1 – Dress Up Sweet Pea

*This is my 2nd post for today. Please scroll down to see my Created By Courtney Challenge card. I have a lovely Sarah Kay card to share.*

First off, I am so excited to be Pink Cat Studio's Guest Designer for this month! Aren't these Sweet Pea baby stamps just adorable?!?

As a child one of my favorite characters was Strawberry Shortcake. I would totally dress up my baby girl as a strawberry, lol!

Paper: CTMH, DCWV Nana's Nursery Stack
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Prima Flowers, Rhinestones, Nestabilities, and Copics


Oh no! Lions, tigers, and a cute little bear! Lol. Anna use to dress up Emily in little animal hats, but not so much with Michael. Wouldn't he be adorable as a little bear?

Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers Stack
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio
Prima Flowers, CTMH Buttons, and Copics


Be sure to check out the other DT blogs for more fabulous cards and projects:

Becky Carafa
Janna Hull
Jodi Ann Lee
Lauren Meader
Lise Roy
Maria Bell
Mariska van deer Veer
Nikki Fairbairn
Sarah Anderson
Vicki Garrett


Created By Courtney Challenge #31

This week's challenge is a color challenge. Isn't this Sarah Kay image just precious? I keep hoping for Spring to come and for the daffodils to bloom. But I'm not looking forward to starting my allergy season.

Paper: SU Cardstock, CTMH Perfect Day
Stamps: Sarah Kay
Prima Flowers, Rhinestone Brads, and Copics




Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's projects. All of them are listed here in this CBC Challenge Chicks list. If you play along with us, remember to link your creation to Courtney's blog, and you could win a prize from Courtney! If you upload to SCS, the keyword is CBCC31.

Everyone have a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Adore You

Here is another card with my Rubber Cafe stamps. I think this is one of Lauren's sketches or maybe one of Jen's. I am just loving this Basic Grey paper!

Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech
Stamps: Rubber Cafe
Ribbon, Copics, CTMH Bigger Brads and Crystal Stickles


Everyone have a great Monday! It's back to work for me!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge Week #16

Here are my Christmas cards for this week. I got both of these images from Wish RAK and had fun using more bright colors for these.

Paper: My Minds Eye
Stamps: Stampendous, Sentiment is Stampin Up
Snowflake Punch, Nestabilities, Crystal Stickles, CTMH Brads, and Copics


Paper: My Minds Eye
Stamps: ???
PTI Buttons, Copics, and Crystal Stickles


Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment!

I hope you all have a great Sunday. Brent is working and I'll be cleaning and crafting! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Easter Eggstravaganza

Below is my list of CTMH stamps that I have for sale. Please scroll down to see them if you're interested.

With Easter around the corner, here is a Tilda card I made. This Tilda is actually part of the Valentine 09 Collection. The basket is part of the Easter 09 Collection. I paper pieced the Easter Eggs and loved how they turned out.

Paper: My Minds Eye Penny Lane Papers
Stamps: Magnolia, Sentiment is Amuse
Pearls, Prima Flowers, and Copics


Just a few updates...we're closing and signing papers on Tuesday for the house! We'll still have the apartment through April, so it'll be nice to take our time with moving everything. And hopefully in a week from now I'll have a set of wheels! :)

And since many have asked...I'm not selling any of my Bellas. Nona, Rachel, and Jenn tease me all the time because I own every "Bella," even the odd ones that no one will ever use. Like Bingodabbabella and Hockeymomabella, lol. I love them all too much to part with them!

Twilight is finally out on video. I still haven't seen it, but did read the whole series. I will have to rent it and I'll let you know what I think. This isn't my typical kind of read, so I thought it was only okay. I'm a suspense murder mystery type of gal, lol. :)

Everyone have a great Saturday! Today I will be looking at cars.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Farmer Anya

I have a few stamp sets left. The ones in green are pending. Here's the link to see the stamps for sale.

This Anya reminds me of Emily. My parents live on 10 acres of land and she loves to run around and ride the tractor with my dad. Because they have the chicken coop, my bitty siblings think every bird is a chicken, lol. Brien has 2 cockatails and I always laugh when Emily calls them chickens.

Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech
Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Sentiment is CTMH
Prima Flowers, CTMH Buttons, Copics, Bella Baubles


Everyone have a great Friday! It's almost the weekend!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Greetings From Seattle Huggabugg Card

These are the stamps I still have for sale. I have too many CTMH stamps, so that list probably won't go up til this weekend. Thanks!

This card is for Catherine. She's my best friend and is getting married in May. Her theme is "Meant to Bee Together" and her colors are blue and yellow. She's been having a hard time getting her cupcake decorations (no wedding cake) and wanted to send her something fun and cute. Too bad I couldn't just put her on a cupcake, lol.

Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Stamps: Stamping Bella, Sentiment is Amuse
Prima Flowers, Bella Baubles, RicRac, Copics, and Crystal Stickles


I am looking so forward to seeing her! I haven't seen her since my wedding. (she lives in West Virginia) Only 8 weeks more to go! Doesn't Matron of Honor make me sound so old, lol?


Since the Bella Yahoo Group closed on March 15th, the gals in the SCS Forums have started a new Bella Sistah Swap. If you're interested, here is the link to it on Split Coast. Everyone have a great Thursday! I think Christina is gonna crack tonight on Grey's!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

DogGone Stamps Golf Card

This is my second post for today. Since I'll be starting to move next week, I am purging my craft room. Please scroll down to see what stamps I have for sale. I will be adding a seperate post later for my Close To My Heart stamps.

As soon as I saw these My Minds Eye paper, I loved these bold colors. I tend to gravitate towards "girlie" colors and thought these would make great guy cards.

Paper: My Minds Eye Penny Lane
Stamps: DogGone Stamps Golfbag
CTMH Bigger Brads and Copics

Everyone have a great hump day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

OBP Lime Rickey

*This is my 2nd post for today, please scroll down to see my Created By Courtney Challenge card. Thanks!*

If you know me, today is obviously my favorite holiday! I wear green all the time, but its actually a whole day dedicated to it, lol. Hopefully I'll end up with a pot of gold! :)

This card was so fun to make and reminds me of my favorite childhood drink of a Lime Rickey from Arctic Circle (hamburger place). It's just grape soda and lime if anyone was wondering...though there are many different versions of it.

Paper: Sassafras Lass
Stamps: Odd Bird Planet
Copics, PTI Buttons, and CTMH Brads


Everyone have a great St. Patty's Day!

Created By Courtney Challenge #30

This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge. Since it's St. Patty's Day, here is a card I made with clover buttons. Don't forget to wear green today!

Stamps: A muse
Prima Flowers, Dew Drops



Don't forget to check out the rest of the team's projects. All of them are listed here in this CBC Challenge Chicks list. If you play along with us, remember to link your creation to Courtney's blog, and you could win a prize from Courtney! If you upload to SCS, the keyword is CBCC30.

Everyone have a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 16, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #29

KL Stampin n Scrappin is sponsoring the House Mouse Challenge this week, which is a sketch challenge. The winner will win a 6x6 Basic Grey pad of Two Scoops paper.

Paper: My Minds Eye Penny Lane Free Bird Collection
Stamps: House Mouse Sleeping with Strawberries, Sentiment is Amuse
Copics, Nestabilities, Crystal Stickles, and CTMH Brads



So I hope you come over and play with us today! Everyone have a great Monday...its back to work for me!