Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

This week my kids were off on spring break.  My son is a junior in High School and my daughter was home from college.  She is a RA and was coloring some posters for the dorm and I was working on some cards.  My son asked if he could color too since we were both doing it.  Years ago he would color with me and he is actually good with Copics.  This is what he did.  I just feel bad we didn't have time to put it together.

Then on April 2nd it will be my nephew Greysen's 3rd birthday!  I made him a firetruck chocolate cake from scratch.  I always made cakes for my kids so its been a while, but this is what I came up with for him.  And kids are just so much fun to watch enjoy the moment.

Greysen and his cake

Greysen blowing out candles or spitting on the cake

Greysen excited about the tool set I bought him

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Make it sweet

Colour Q has a wonderful palette of colors for this week and I used an image from Pink Gems called "Rollerskate Milly".  For the Gem of a Challenge it is "On the Move" so I thought this would be a perfect image for that.  And since she was holding a lollipop I used a sentiment from TLC - Life is short.

Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Pink Gems - Rollerskate Milly
Sentiment - TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Small and large petite ovals
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Sakura jelly glitter pen on bee wings

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #251
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 72 On the Move
Colour Q- 182

Gift of hope

Mo Manning has this adorable image off a boy with chicks which is just too cute. Since I have a big boy of almost 17 and a nephew who will be three in a few days this just does something to me.  When my daughter and I were in church she keeps pointing out the little kids too so I know she likes looking at them when they get all dressed up in their "Sunday best".

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey - Indie Bloom & Hello Luscious
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Easter toddler boy s
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Chick: Dress It Up
Ribbon:  Unknown -stash

Sweet Sunday Sketch  - Sketch #180
Mo Manning - Ch. 178 E is for..... Easter
Basic Grey - Ch. 90 Easter 
Cards for Men - Easter

Vintage bunny wheelbarrow

Easter is only a few days away, I can't believe it.  I love this sketch from There She Goes which is just so CAS.  I used a wonderful free Vintage image that I had, but I don't know the source.  The sentiment is from a great set at TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Memory Box
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Vintage freebie unknown source
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Offray
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug
Flower:  Dress it Up

There She Goes - Sketch #200
Dutch Dare Card Chalenge - Ch. 210 CAS
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mane man

Mayzy Art has a challenge for Animal Prints which Paulette at TLC just had a club with animals so all the patterned paper is from that recent club.  The sentiment is also from TLC which is a set with two images and three sentiments.   The image is from Mayzy Art called Lion Tamer.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Recollections, Bazzil
Stamp:  Mayzy Art - Lion Tamer
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Small and large petite oval
Twine:  Natural Fibers
Feather:  Unknown source

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch 149
Mazyz  Art- Ch. 013 Animal Prints
Part Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

feeling hopeful

Well the temperatures are going in the right direction today we are to be in the upper 30's and hit 42 by tomorrow.  So maybe some of this snow will start to melt and maybe spring will come after all.  Mo's challenge is to make a card for the ladies and I also picked one with a robin trying to think of spring.  The sentiment is a wonderful set from TLC- Because of You made up of ten sentiments.

Patterned Paper:  Authentique
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - A little birdie
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Pennant
Bling:  Recollections
Flower:  Prima

The Sweet Stop - Sketch 203
Mo Manning - Ch. 177 For the Women in our Lives  
Inky Impressions - Easter/Spring 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Life is calling

I finally made a card using the Viva la Verve Sketch for week 1.  For this I used a Bugaboo Silhouette stamp and Bugaboo has a inspirational picture challenge with rainbows.  I love the sentiment from TLC - Calling You which shows spring is coming (hopefully soon since we are still getting snow here in WI).  I used the Spellbinder - Picot circle and the black flower is the smallest one from that set.  The picture doesn't show the embossing very well in the flower and I put a pearl in the center.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Whatever the weather
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Dandelion Butterflies
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Calling You (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Picot Circles
Pearl:  Recollection
White Thread

Viva la Verve - VLVMAR2013
Bugaboo - Inspirational Photo
613 Avenue Create - Ch. 12 Anything Goes

Stays in the salon

I have a wonderful hair stylist who has been extremely reliable and I have been seeing her for about 15 years.  I have moved and even drive back to my old town to go get my hair done so it always appears that it bad weather when I have an appointment.  Unfortunately, she is needing major abdominal surgery and will be off for at least four weeks.  I wanted to make a card for her when I go for my appointment next week along with a gift certificate since she is now a single Mom.

Patterned Paper:  Making Memories - Sabrina
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  All that Scraps - Hair dresser honey
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - What happens at the salon
Spellbinder:  Label #23
Flower: Prima
Button:  JoAnn Basics

All that Scraps - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Ch. 133
Inky Impressions - Ch. 102 Flowers  

Monday, March 25, 2013

TLC Blog Hop April 7

Another TLC Creations............... Blog Hop~!

Date:  April 7th
Theme:  Tlc Vintage Fashion Show
Hosted by TLC and all the members of the Design Team

Lots and Lots of Show Favors (Gifts) along the way

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date....

Wear your vintage finest.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

little girl

Well, I think this image is just adorable by Lille Miss Muffet and the sentiment is from TLC.  I plan to give this card to my daughter, who is 20 years old, but you have to understand she is only 4'11 so to me she is still a "little girl" and will always be.  Unlike my son who is six feet tall.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Eggstra Special
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Little Miss Muffet - Celeste Amberglow - Egg Hunt
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Easter to a dear little girl
Ribbon:  American Craft
Eggs:  Dress It Up
Die-Namic:  Tab

Viva La Verve - VLVMAR2013
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Ch. 57 Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 261 Easter
Simon Says Stamp - Easter
QKR Stampede - Ch. 31 What's in your Easter basket
Eureka Stamps - Ch. 31 Whats in your Easter basket
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- Ch. 208 Fuzzy Friends
Cupcake Inspirations - Ch. 203

Face powder

I just love the color challenge at Colour Q this week.  I also knew that TLC had a vintage image with all the colors in it.  I find this image rather true and funny and a perfect sentiment to send to a girlfriend.

Patterned Paper:  K & I, My Mind's Eye, DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp TLC - Face and Baking Powder (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  EK Success
Spellbinder:  Pennant

Colour Q - 181
Brown Sugar Challenge  Challenge 34 Anything Goes

Yee Haw!

Well you would think I was on a Western theme lately because I just posted a cowboy image on Friday, but that wasn't why I used this stamp.  I have a few stamps (like the rest of you), but lately I prefer to use digital. I feel bad that my old stamps are collecting dust so I'm trying to pull them out and actually ink them up once in awhile.  The fact is that I am to the point that I really don't care to pull out my inks anymore, but once in awhile I force myself to do it.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Paper Company
Stamp:  Puttin' on the Ritz
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders:  small and large Petite Oval, pennant
Die-namics:  Star Border  & Country charms
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #78
Brown Sugar challenge - Ch. 34 Anything Goes

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fox birthday

I made this adorable card last night while I was up with my son.  I have several birthdays coming up in April so this will be perfect.  The sentiment was a freebie at TLC a short time ago.  The image is from Sweet 'n Sassy as a digital image.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Green Tea
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Sweet ' n Sassy - Filmore Fox
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - A Little Birthday A Lot of Happy
Bling:  Paper Studio
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories
Spellbinder:  Label #23
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch #190
Sweet ' n Sassy Digi Challenge - Masculine Birthday SNSDC97
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Ch. 71 Fairies or Butterflies

Gid-ee-up for the girls!

Well, my son has his last day of school before spring break so he had tests and homework due in every class.  I feel bad for him since he pulled an "all nighter" again with me.  I stayed up working on my cards and he did his homework.  Usually it is very quiet - just the cats and me during the night, but last night, my son played his music which was interesting since I actually like some of it.  Several years ago, he would color with me and he is good at using Copics so it was interesting when I was coloring this image and showed it to him he laughed.  Then after I completed the card and told him it was a challenge to make a card for the girls he said he was interested in my card to give to a girl so I was curious.  He said that he told a classmate, "You should see me without my shirt on." so it would be funny to give it to her and say it was a self portrait which made me laugh this morning.  So here is a picture of my studly son - LOL.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K - Tex
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Cowboy Up
Die-Namics:  Horse Shoe & Tab
Twine:  Natural Fibers

Kenny K - Ch. 135 Its One for the Girls
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes

Thursday, March 21, 2013

every bunny

Paulette has this adorable bunny at TLC that comes in a set with three sentiments and this bunny image.  I then used the sentiment from another set at TLC that has 3 sentiments and another cute bunny.  The paper with the tulips is also from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create; Paper Studio; DCWV; My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Fiskar
Spellbinder:  Decorative Label One
Ribbon:  Offray

Retro Sketches - Sketch #55
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Parade
Digi Haven:  Easter

one basket

I think we have all heard the saying "Don't put all your eggs in one basket", but now I have a sentiment from TLC that says to put them all in one basket for Easter.  This set is actually a cute one that comes with 3 sentiments and an image so check it out.  I used an image from Doodle Dragon since I have a funny sense of humor.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Spring
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection; Core-dination; Paper Company
Stamp:  Doodle Dragon - EB10 Oops
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small and large circle; small and large petite oval
Flower:  Prima and Michael's

Sweet Stop - Sketch #202
Make It Monday - Ch. 132
Party Time Tuesdays - Ch. 112 color

Get cozy

Well, I had this stamp colored for Christmas, but never got to putting a card together so I thought it would be perfect for several different challenges.  Sassy Sally has one for decorative edges.  I used several Spellbinders a Resplendent Rectangle and Decorative Label One and then on the right side I used Martha Stewart border punch and made a wider strip.  I also put the sentiment on a pennant.  Merry Monday has a challenge for snowmen so this will work.  And then, I love doing the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge so I thought this worked out well for that.

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - The saucer snowman
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Spellbinders:  Pennant, Resplendent Rectangle and Decorative Label One
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Snowflake Punch:  EK Success
Bling:  Me and My Big Ideas

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch #198
Sassy Sally - Fancy Borders
Always Playing with Paper - Merry Monday - Snowmen

Vintage chicks

Sweet 'n Sassy had a new release and I made a card using a new digi, but I didn't make a Z-fold card which is what they have for their digi challenge so..... I used this gorgeous vintage chick image from TLC to make a Z-card.  The sentiment on the inside is from the TLC Egg Citing Easter set.


top view

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Vintage Easter Morning
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Spellbinders:  Small circle, Nested Egg, Resplendent Rectangle
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Flower:  Prima & Michael's

Sweet 'n Sassy Digi challenge - Z-fold Card
Papercraft Star - Ch. 137  Birds
Party Time Tuesdays - Ch. 112 Color

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ewe's wooly wonderful

Well, I'm really trying to get into a spring mood even with our cold weather.  Krista Smith has this adorable image and she has a challenge to "Read all about it" which I remember reading to my daughter a lot when she  was younger.  She enjoyed books and especially "Mary had a little lamb".  Now she is in college studying to be a teacher and she just adores children.

Patterned Paper:  Paper Studio; Sweet Shoppe - Bunny Trail
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Lily Bo Peep
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Ewe's Wooly Wonderful
Spellbinder:  Pennant, Large Circle, Grand Circle
Divine Twine
Buttons:  stash
Flowers:  Prima
Ribbon:  Michaels
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #250
Saturated Canary - Read All About It (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
A Gem of a Challenge - Easter/Spring

chocolate chip cookies

My daughter, Amanda was home this past weekend with her boyfriend, Zach and the two of them made chocolate chip cookies.  Amanda loves to frost them and naturally add some sprinkles.  They had fun and were so cute.  My son has enjoyed the few that she left behind.  A Day for Daisies has this adorable image of a girl by the cookie jar.  On the inside of my card, I used a sentiment from TLC, Create that I placed in a cookie I made out of a circle and oval Spellbinder along with die cuts of chocolate chips/Hershey kisses.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, DCWV, Sweet Shoppe
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Cookie Jar
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Spellbinder:  Small Petite Oval, Small Circle
Die:  QuicKutz - Chocolate Kiss
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch #93
A Day for Daisies - Anything Goes

Zach & Amanda decorating chocolate chip cookies