Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Well I love doing the Mojo Monday sketches and have done them quite frequently; however, I have not done the Viva La Verve.  I'm not exactly sure why except that they have to be posted to Splitcoast which I don't like to do as much because it is an extra step.  This month I did week 4 on Tuesday and then I decided that I may as well do the rest so here it is.


Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye:  Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC
Sentiment:  TLC
Spellbinders:  Label #20, Small circle, Small scalloped Circle
Flourish:  Recollections
Flowers:  Recollections

Patterned Paper:  Authentique: Celebrate
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Paper Cuts
Stamp:  Verve - Always on my Mind
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Punch:  Tonic Butterfly
Bling:  Kaiser
Spellbinders:  Scalloped Pennants

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Special Delivery Boy
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Blue Skies
Ink:  Distress - Broken China & Water Spritz
Punch:  Martha Stewart Umbrella & EK Success Circle
Spellbinder:  Large Circle
Ribbon:  American Craft
Navy Jute:  Ribbon Carousel
Button: stash

Viva la Verve - Week 3 Sketch
Cupcake Inspiration

Blue skies

Well it has been raining all night so blue skies and an umbrella are appropriate.  I know my daughter said she was expecting that she was going to get hit with quite a bit of snow in her area so we will see what happens.  I have quite a few Kraftin' Kimmie stamps so I finally pulled one out last night and colored it for this weeks sketch challenge.  I know how she feels with a bad hair day.  My third card is this weeks Mojo sketch using the CR84FN colors scheme.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Stoppe - Mediterranean Sea
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  There She Goes - Under the Weather
Ink: Memento, Black Tuxedo
      Close to My Heart: Outdoor Denim
Border Punch: Fiskars
Spellbinders:  Label # 20
Blue chalk: unknown

There She Goes - Sketch TSG 145

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Social Butterfly
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie- Winnie
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Flowers:  Prima
Brad:  Paper Studio
Mirror & Comb: 

Kraftin' Kimmie - Sketch 117

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Incomparable
Cardstock: Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve -
Ink: Distress - Weathered Wood
Spellbinders:  Grand Circle, Grand Scalloped Circle, Lattice Rectangle
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Offray
Flowers:  Recollections

Mojo - Sketch 230


I took vacation time when my daughter has spring break from college; however, my son doesn't have off from high school at the same time.  My husband is going to be starting a new medication that just received FDA approval in January so we are just waiting for it to become available so he doesn't feel comfortable going on vacation.  Needless to say, he is still trying to get his pain under control.  So it looks like it will just be a mother - daughter vacation trip.  Neither of us have  been on vacation for quite some time so it is needed.  I have never had a passport so I decided it was time and thought that maybe we could find some last minute deal.  After I got done paying the fees, that is exactly what we will need to find, a DEAL.  WHOA - I couldn't believe the cost!  I gave my daughter some money to go to the Post Office where she goes to college unfortunately it was not enough so I had to send out an additional check.  Now let's just hope we get it in time and all works out.  I will need some ideas of good places to go with a 19 year old.  That is why my sentiments of my card are "Happy thoughts".

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Incomparable, Bloomed, New Found Happiness, Berry Sweet Elements
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Bird of Paradise
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder:  Ribbon Pennants
Twine:  Doddle Bug
Button:  stash
Bling:  Darice
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch 40
Colour Q

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I made a card using the Verve week 4 Sketch and I used a Papertrey button I had on it.  My husband's comment was "This card, almost looks edible."  I guess he has been eating too many of the pastel M & Ms lately if that is any indication.  I thought it was a cute comment.  I also made a card using a Wryn image from Tiddly Ink that I colored some time ago and finally put it together.  I added some extra stars and stickles to bring out that hope of turning that frog into a prince.  My third card, I used Mo's new image of Carly which my husband also had a comment about the carrot being like a weapon to poke the bunny.  I was trying to use the colors for the Play Date Cafe Color Challenge so I wanted to use the Basic Grey Curio Paper which had the dark border so then I distressed the edges of the other papers with Memento Rich Cocoa ink to try to match.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  DCWV & Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Accent Notes
Ink: Colorbox Chalk: Wisteria & Pastel Olive
Button: Papertrey Ink
Olive twine: stash
Flower:  Prima
Spellbinders:  Large & small circle
Ribbon:  Michael's

Verve Week 4

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Indie Bloom
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Wryn - Tiddly Inks
Stars:  Recollections

Sketch Saturday - Sketch 196
Basic Grey - Stars

Patterned Paper:  Recollections - Shabby Chic, Basic Grey - Curio, K & Company - Sweet Nectar
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo's - Carly
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Lace with hearts:  Wright's
Pearls & Bling:  Recollections
Pin:  Maya Road
Pop dots

CPS - Sketch 254
Mo's Challenge - Lace
Bugaboo: Hearts, Pearls & Lace
Do You Stack Up - Distress
Karen's Doodle - Pastel & Easter
Play Date Cafe

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pink & Black

My daughter was with me when I was running some errands and we stopped into Michael's.  She does not like to go into craft stores so she says; however, while she was waiting for me to browse she noticed this wild pad of paper and talked me into buying it.  It was bright colored with zebra prints.  Naturally it is the way she would love to decorate her room.  So she talked me into making a card using this paper and this is what I came up with.

Patterned Paper:  Recollections
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollections
Stamp:  Verve - Sunny Days
Buttons:  stash
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo
Stickles: Magenta
Brads: Paper Studio
Flower: Prima
Fiber & Lace:  May Arts

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 142

In my previous post, I put about the snow coming. Well we did get four inches of snow on Thursday night.  I worked on Thursday so driving home I thought it was beautiful Friday morning.  These are a few photos I took Friday morning after I did some snow blowing.  We usually have quite a few birds and squirrels scurrying around in our yard; however, it was quiet and peaceful this morning.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Its coming

We have had a mild winter, but now we are going to be getting some snow just when we are ready for winter to be over.  I think we are expected to get about an inch or so this afternoon and possibly upto three to four by tomorrow morning.  I have to work tonight so I don't look forward to driving in during all that since they don't like to clear the roads until it stops.  It will be interesting to see how it all works out since the weather forecasters can be wrong so often.

I made a couple cards that have more of a pastel - spring like feel to them.  The first one is a birthday card using Torico's new cupcake image.  She has several different cupcakes on Birdie Brown.  Then I did an Easter card using Karen Middleton's cat with an egg.  I used the colors from the Color Create Challenge which worked well for this card.  My last card is using Bugaboo's sock Monkey image which works perfectly for this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Blossom
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Stamp:  Birdie Brown - cc_candy
Sentiment:  Skipping Stones
Ink: Memento, black tuxedo
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Spellbinders:  Small Petite Oval, Scalloped Small Petite Oval

Splitcoast -Sketch 373
Cupcake Craft Challenges- Fluffy pink cupcakes Challenge 180

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Blossom
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Recollections, Core-dinations
Stamp:  Cuddly Buddy - Karen Middleton - Easter Kitty
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Black Tuxedo
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinders:  Fleur de Rectangle
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections
Ribbon:  Wrights

Saturday Sketch:
Colour Create Challenge:  Lillac, Blue, White & Kraft
Scrap-Creations - Critter
There She Goes - Animal

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Sock it to me
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - sock monkey boy
Spellbinder:  Beaded Oval
Bling:  Close to My Heart

Bugaboo - Sketch
Cupcake Inspirations -

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My sentiments exactly

The challenge at Mo's Pencil is "My sentiments exactly" so it is to add text to the Mo's image.  I used the "The Damsel" which is an image that I think shows a lot of drama along with a sentiment from TLC. I made this card and gave it to a friend who is getting a lack of respect from her son who is in his early 20's and her husband isn't showing any support when he is giving her this sauciness.  I feel her frustration.  She appreciated the frilly supportive card.

Patterned Paper:  Authenique, Pebbles
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo - The Damsel
Sentiment:  TLC - Treat me like a Queen
Ribbon:  Wrights
Liquid Pearls
Die Cut - Morocan Spellbinder

The Sweet Stop - Sketch 146
Mo's Challenge - My Sentiment's Exactly

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lyndsey is pregnant

My cousin, Lyndsey is pregnant and I made this card for her and her husband.  I made it very neutral since they don't know whether it is a boy or girl yet.  I talked to her Mother the other day, who is soooooo excited since she was already putting together a crib when she is only 12 twelve along.  I can already tell you that this baby will be spoiled, but I wish her the best.  I planned both my children and the pregnancies seemed to last FOREVER.  I wanted my kids, but I did not enjoy being pregnant.  So I am glad it is her and not me.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Naturals
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  free digital download
Sentiment:  Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders:  large circle, large scalloped circle, grand label #4
Flowers:  Recollections
Twine:  Divine Twine

Mojo - Sketch 228
Colour Create- Light and Dark Browns with white/cream
Cupcake Inspiration
Cupcake Craft  - Entwined

Sunny Days

I have been making so many cards in Red, Pink and White and I have one more for the Saturated Canary challenge that I was so excited when I saw this weeks colors for the Play Date Cafe.  I used a new image from A Day for Daisies and had fun using my yellow and blue Copics once again.

Patterned Paper:  Doodle Bug
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Fashion
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Heart:  Collections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

CPS - Anniversary Sketch Day 14
Saturated Canary - Challenge 10 Red, Pink and White

Patterned Paper:  Melissa Frances
Cardstock:  Paper Company, World Win, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Herb Window
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Close to My Heart - Outdoor Denim
Spellbinders:  Fancy Tags
Bling:  Recollections

Crazy for Challenges - C4C123 Sketch
Play Date Cafe