Thursday, July 28, 2011

PKS Challenge 57

I created this card for the Peachy Keen Stamps challenge #57.  This one has a bit of a twist on it.  We were given a sketch to follow and a color combination that we had to use.  HERE are the details for the challenge. 


This is not my usual color choices but I really enjoyed putting these together.  

I did use the colors in the challenge, but as usual, my photography skills do no justice for the colors.  I began by embossing the flowers with black embossing powder onto some cardstock vellum.  I then used a copic marker for the coral colored flower.  However, I quickly realized that copics don't do well with vellum and embossing powder.  For the green, I used a certainly celery SU! marker and colored the flower.  I then took the new SU! color pool party and sponged the entire back of the vellum.  I then backed it with white card stock and then placed it on a coral card base.  If you have any questions, please let me know!  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Caleb's Birthday Cards

For my friend's shower, she wanted one of her guests to write a birthday message for each year until he is 18.  I think this is a wonderful idea!  We will pass the cards out to the guests, they will write a personalized message to Caleb, and seal the envelope.  His mother will give him his cards each year on his birthday.

 Since these are going to be "special" birthday cards, I wanted them to match so that Caleb would always know that these are his "special" birthday cards.  I used my Create a Critter cricut cartridge for the cupcake and the divine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder for the cupcake frosting.  I pulled ot my AWESOME copic marker and colored the numbers to match the card patterned paper.  All of the patterned paper is from Stampin' Up! Since I used my Gypsy, it was really easy to weld the candle numbers to the cupcake base and then cut everything out to match perfectly!!  Thanks for looking!  If you have any questions, please let me know!!!

Here are a couple of close ups!

If you click on the group pictures, they will show up larger.

Keeping Me Busy

I have been working on a baby shower for this little guy and his mommy.

I can't post pictures just yet because his mommy visits my blog and I want it to be a surprise for her!!  I can't wait until her shower!  I just love doing baby showers!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Ok, so this is the second challenge that I have ever entered and it is proving to be very fun.  I am entering this card into Emma's challenge from My Creative Time.  She challenged us to use the Wild Card cricut cartridge.  Since it feels like forever since I've used this cartridge, I was game!!  We also had to incorporate embossing.  I got out the brayer and inked up the zebra print sizziz folder (I actually think it might be tiger stripes, but works either way LOL) with Melon Mambo SU ink.  I guess I was moving the paper, but after three tries, I gave up on that technique.  I flipped on of the circles over and colored in the lines with my marker.  I'm pleased with how it turned out and using the marker actually made the pink a bit darker (which I like).  I also used my I-Rock tool with rhinestones on either side of the greeting.  If you want to enter the challenge, you have until tomorrow.  Happy creating!!  Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Convention Goodies!

I had a BLAST at the CKC Scrapbook Convention in The Woodlands this past weekend.  I'm sure the company (my two besties) make it even better!  We saw some fabulous demonstrations and some really neat products.  My besties spent a small fortune at the PK Glitz booth!!  It was wonderful!  here is a picture of my goodies.  I did not buy as much as I wanted to, but I guess that means that I need to start using some of what I have already!!! LOL!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My Weekend Plans!

This is my plan for the weekend............

I have no idea what all is going to be there, but I'm really excited! I am going along with two of my best friends. This will be my second year to go!! I hope I find lots of goodies to share with you! Happy Crafting!!