Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #84-Mother's Day Card

Hello!  Welcome to another challenge at My Sheri Crafts!  This week it's "April Showers Bring May Flowers to Mom!"  Create a Mother's Day Card/Project and Add Flowers. 

Here's my card:

The card base is from the Life's A Beach cartridge, card feature.  I cut the sentiment from Mother's Day 2010, added some I-Rock gems and a bow.  The edges are softend up a little bit with some pink chalk.

The sentiment is pop dotted and I added some gel pen doodling.

 The flower layers are only glued in the center so the edges could be curled.

This is a  Just Rite stamp and some more I-Rock gems and the edges are chalked. 

Pretty simple but I really like the finished look. I hope my MIL will like it, too!    Now get your flower-power on and join us!  You just may be our next Guest Designer or win an Ooh-la-la Award!

This card is entered here:
Paper Craft World - Bling
Krafty Girls - Dear Mother
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Bling
CASual Fridays - Spring; use flowers or trees

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cast Your Cares On The Lord

Hello again!  I've been coloring some of my new Whoopsi Daisey images lately and here is the first card I've made with one:

Isn't she cute?

The floral patterned paper is from K & Co., the flourish was made with my I-Rock and the little bow is recycled ribbon that was on a set of sheets I bought.
This sentiment stamp is from Just Rite - this is the first time I've used one of their stamps-I just got them this week!

 This little angel is on sheet #199 and colored with Crayola Colored Pencils.

I finished out the inside with the rest of the Just Rite stamp, a scrap of the patterned paper and a scrap of white paper!

Well, that's my card for today!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear from you!

This card is entered here:

Whoopsi Daisy - Use a flourish
Die Cuttin Divas - garden
Pink Cricut - Link Up Tuesday
Crafts for Eternity - Something new (digi stamp, sentiment stamp)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - Recycle

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I got a new camera!!!

YeeHAW!!!! I finally got my new camera!  No more neon circles and blobs  added to my pictures!  It's nothing terribly fancy, but I bought a GE X500 and I'm liking it so far.  Just to compare photo quality, I took pics of some recent projects:

Old Camera:                                           New Camera:




The colors are so much more true and again, no neon pixels in various places!  So, I'm tickled and going to have another card to post tonight!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dude Time Doodles Challenge

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your Monday went well and you have a good start to your week.  I stumbled onto a new challenge blog today that looked kind of fun.  It's Dude Time Doodles and you have to make cards for guys.  Now as far as I'm concerned, this is a true challenge blog!  I'm not really comfortable with guy cards.  They had a free digi to use on this one.  Here's my card:

The digi is called Lord Money Man.  I colored him with colored pencils and mounted him on a pop-dotted square of the same gray cardstock that I used for the card base.  The edges of the patterned paper have been sanded. 

The lettering is all cut from the Billionaire Cartridge and welded on my Gypsy.  This is a simple card, but fun!  I hope you like it!  Have a great week!

Also entered at
The ABC Challenge - N is for Neutral
Paper Playtime - Birthday, say it with sentiments

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Marvelous Monograms at My Sheri Crafts

Hello and Happy Saturday! Welcome to my blog and another challenge at My Sheri Crafts!  For this challenge we are to make monogram cards or a special project with lots of style.  For my project I chose to alter a 5x7 journal I bought in the $1 bins at Michaels. 

The original cover had a circus theme.  I should have taken a "before" picture, but I didn't have my camera downstairs with me. The glittery patterned paper is from K and Co. 
I cut the "S" from Winter Woodland at 2 3/4" and covered the top layer with glitter.  The rosette border is a Paper Studio punch.
This intricate butterfly is on the Cricut Ultimate Creative Sampler Cartrige, Bonus key 3 with the shift key, cut at 1".  It's actually cut from dark purple, even though it looks blue here.
 This satin ribbon was tied on a set of sheets I bought!  I glued the ribboon to the back of the book and added a little piece of velcro behind the bow to hold the book shut.
On the inside, I just added some light blue paper.

All the funky neon green is because my camera started acting up again.  I wish I knew why it's doing this!  Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't!

Now it's your turn!  Get monogramming and join us at My Sheri Crafts!  You may be our next guest designer!

This project entered here:
Anything Goes Challenge - Anyting goes!
Do You Stack Up - Glitter or Bling
Die Cuttin Divas - Pastels
Crafter's Cafe - Spring theme with pastels

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hugs & Kisses!

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a card I would like to share with you that I made this afternoon just to enter into a few challenges.  I used the sketch from Whoopsi Daisy's challenge for this week: 

And here is my card:

 This little cutie is from Whoopsi Daisy and I colored her with Crayola colored pencils.  The circle was cut with Creative Memories circle cutter at 4" and is mounted on a cut from Lacy Lables.  The ribbon behind the ilabel is a Disney Tinkerbell and butterflies print bought at Wal-Mart.  The butterfly is cut from the Cricut Ultimate Creative cartridge. 

The dotted paper is from The Paper Studio.  As you can see, my camera is still acting up and adding some neon colors here and there!   >:( 
 This stamp is from Studio G and stamped on a piece of scrap that I cut with scalloped scissors.
This inside stamp is also from Studio G and the paper is a cut that is preloaded on the Imagine.  The challenge over at My Craft Spot is to have a sentiment both inside and out.  Otherwise I probably wouldn't have posted this picture--the camera really looks bad here. 

Anyway, I really like the card in real life!  It was fun to put together and I hope you like it.  Thanks for checking in!  Oh yeah---Tim agrees that I need to go camera shopping!!!!!

I'm entering this card here:
Whoopsi Daisy - sketch
My Craft Spot - inside and out
Love To Crop - Say anything
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Things with Wings
Anything Goes challenge - Anything Goes!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Bunny Card

Hello!  I hope you have had a great weekend.  The weather is beautiful here and spent most of Saturday outside!  My new skin tone shows it, too! :-)

  Today I have one more Easter card and envelope to share. 

The bunnies are cut from Easter 2010 and the sentiment piece is edged with a Martha Stewart punch.  The patterned paper is from Paper Studio.
 The stitched ribbon is from Wal-Mart and I did some faux stitching to match it. 
 The envelope is decorated very simply with a small strip of the paper and the butterflies cut out with the edger punch.
This little stamp is actually the bottom of the sentiment stamp.  I only inked up the top part for the sentiment.  This stamp was part of a holiday set I ordered from LTD Commodities a few years ago.  I used it on three envelopes and kept getting it crooked.  Finally I really looked at the stamp and realised it was mounted crooked on the wood block!

My camera is back to taking some funky pictures!  Can anyone give me some ideas as to why it would take pictures like these?

This happened before and lasted a couple of days, then it just quit and went back to taking beautiful pictures.  I have restored all settings to factory settings, changed out the batteries and tried a couple of different colored backgrounds.  What else could be the problem?????
If you have any ideas on that, I'd like to hear them.

Thanks for stopping by---I appreciate you so much

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Easter
Crafts for Eternity - 3 of a Kind
Do You Stack Up - Sew It
More Than Favors Wacky Wed. - Easter/Spring
The Paper Variety - Card and Coordinating Envelope