Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Uncolored Image

Happy Tuesday! I have been thinking it's Monday all day today but it really is Tuesday. I got to chat on Skype tonight with a dear friend in one of my card groups. Hi Valerie! So glad we got to connect again. My card tonight is for two challenges: Card Pattern sketch and a new challenge for me My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge ( to use an uncolored image.

I used 3 kinds of animal print paper from Paper Studio. The embellishments are punched foliage and two little flowers. The inside sentiment says "Momma said there'd be days like this." The sentiment and image are from Theresa Momber's set Hang in There by Gina K. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a chance to check out these fun challenges! Have a great Wednesday.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Hope Ewe Feel Better

Happy Memorial Day! Wishing all of our service men and women a very safe day. My prayers go out to all the families and friends of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep out country safe and free.

I had a chance to play for a short time this weekend. I needed to make my brother a "feel better" card because he had dental surgery last week. I wanted to let him know I was thinking of him.

I'm entering this in two challenges:
Clearly Inspired Challenge: Critters
Delightful Challenges: Use a tag
DYSU Challenge: Animals

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thinking of You

This will be a quick post. We have a tornado warning and out electric has been out once. We've had 5 tornado warnings this evening. Anyway, here's my cards for two challenges.

The first challenge is Joan's Garden: make a card and matching tag.
The second challenge is the  JustRite Stamp challenge: use the colors light-medium blue, kraft and ivory.

Stamps used are from JustRite You're So Sweet and Kaleidoscope Set. I also used Zva pearls and gem sets, Spellbinders scalloped and circular dies and flowers.

Sorry this is so short. We've already lost power once while I was writing this so I need to get off. Hope you are all well and safe!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Delightful Challenges:Masking

This is a bitter sweet post. I just love the Digital Delights new release this week. Great images for Father's Day and summer fun. Unfortunately, it's my last challenge on the Delightful Challenge design team. My next few months are very busy ones so I needed to step down from the team. But I want to thank Wendy for picking me and Lisa and the design team for being so terrific! It's been a blast and as often as I can I'll be participating in the challenges. The challenge this week at Delightful Challenges is to mask some digital images. I used Photoshop Elements to mask some goodies on the grill.

Don't you just love the sentiment? I think it's a riot. Here's the details of my card:

Digital Delights Stamps: Grillin’ and Chillin’, Grillin’ and Chillin’ Accessories
Card Stock: red, white and blue card stock
Ink: Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery
Accessories: Scor Tape, Corner Rounder punch
Coloring Medium: Bic Mark It Ultra Fine and Copic Markers: BG10, BG15, E00, R20, YR00

 This week we have a wonderful prize from Craft Emma's
Please join in and try out this fun technique with your digital stamps! Don't forget to check out the amazing inspiration from the design team. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Candle Thank Yous

I have two more tea candle gifts for Girl Scout volunteers tonight. Are you tired of these yet. I made eacxh of them for a challenge.

This project was made for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge. They have a gorgeous flower topiary as inspiration this week. Very colorful nd has butterflies. So my designer paper was perfect being very colorful and sporting butterflies.

My second project is for the Clearly Inspired Challenge #27. The challenge for this time is turquoise. I think the color is better in person - a bit more turquoise.

Hope you'll check out both challenges and play along. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, May 16, 2011

More Gifts for Girl Scout Volunteers

Tip Junkie handmade projects

I'm coming down to the wire on time for gifts for the Girl Scout recognition event. The dinner is next Monday evening. I have one more set of gifts to finish. I wanted to share the ones I finished over the weekend. These purses are filled with 3x3 inch notes to say thank you to some special volunteers who've worked very hard this year. I hope they like the,

And here is the inside and cards:

Had lots of fun making these. Thanks to Wendy for the wonderful purse tutorial. What a great gift! Hope your week is fantastic!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Delightful Challenges: Flower Power

Welcome to a new challenge from Delightful Challenges. This week you need flower power. Use flowers on your creation. The Cutting Cafe is our sponsor this week and they provided the design team with great cut files to use. I used the 3x6 bag.

Here's the details on my cute bag:

Digital Delights Stamps: Princess Shona, Arch Background
Card Stock and Papers: green card stock, Spring Weave Digital Paper Pack
Accessories and Embellishments: Scor Tape, pop dots, Boho Flower Punch, Circle Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Victoria Embossing Folder, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Crimper, Purple and Eucalyptus Stickles, Zva self-adhesive flourishes, Flower Brads
Coloring Medium: Bic Mark It Ultra Fine and Fine Markers
Special Techniques: Cutting Café 6 by 3 inch bag

Here's another pic with a close up of the flower on top:
Our sponsor this week, The Cutting Cafe, is giving three sets to the random winner. Check our the design team's creation for some wonderful inspiration and then join our challenge for a chance to win. Thanks for stopping today!


Candle Thank You

I'm back to working on gifts for Girl Scout volunteers. Tonight I made another thank you candle holder for our event coordinators. I used Flourishes release week challenge to match 3-in-a-row.

I used the middle row: bling, flower and ribbon.

I love that gingham ribbon. Hope you can join along in the Flourishes challenge. Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow is Delightful Challenges post. Hope you can stop back!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Special Weekend

What a wonderful weekend! I had the pleasure of watching my son graduate from Trine University and all my children were with me for Mother's Day.
Here's my handsome son Steve before graduation on the campus of Trine University.
And this is the whole family at the reception after the ceremony. Dan flew in from Utah to be at his brother's graduation so it was great to have him here for his brother and then for Mother's Day. We took him back to the airport this afternoon. Steve has moved back home with us in hopes of getting a job sometime soon.
So in two weeks we are having a celebration for Steve's graduation since we were out of town for the ceremony. So I'm sharing the invitation and the thank you note that we are using for Steve's celebration.
This was the first invitation that I designed, but he wasn't fond of his picture on the card, so I designed a second invitation.
And the thank you note Steve will send out.
Happy Mother's Day to all my friends who are mothers. I hope you had a fabulous weekend and a wonderful week ahead!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Welcome to another week of Delightful Challenges. This week it's all about Mom. The challenge is to make a Mother's Day card.
I used Digital Delight's Bouquet Ridley and Mother's Day Circular Sentiment. The scalloped easel card was a tutorial from Beate John's blog. I thought it was adorable and just had to try it. The rest of the details are below:

Card Stock and Papers: white, purple, yellow, and blue card stock, pastel designer paper
Ink: Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace
Accessories and Embellishments: Scor Tape, pop dots, EK Success Lattice Punch, Spellbinder Scalloped Circles and Circle dies, Boho Flower Punch, Purple brads
Coloring Medium: Bic Mark It Ultra Fine and Fine Markers

Don't forget to check out the amazing creations from the rest of the design team, including another scalloped easel card from Mary. LOL! Neither one of us had any idea that the other one was creating something very similar. Check out the cards and challenge at Delightful Challenges. And don't forget to enter to win a fabulous prize.

A $20 gift certificate is up for grabs!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. My son graduates Saturday from college and we'll be leaving for the graduation tomorrow. So I won't be posting this weekend.  Here's to a wonderful weekend! And Happy Graduation to Steve!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I am so excited they are predicting sunshine for tomorrow. I can't remember the last sun I've seen. Unfortunately we only have one day and the rain returns. I keep hoping that the waterworks will turn off. But it doesn't seem to want to stop. I just know that one of these days I'll be wishing for rain.
I know I've been an awful blogger lately. I have been working on things but I just haven't had time to share them. I promise I will. Tonight I needed a card for a graduate who is having her own art display this weekend. Here's the card I made for her.

I know this is short but it's almost past my bedtime and I have more to do. Thanks for stopping and come back on Thursday for the next Delightful Challenge episode. Have a great Wednesday!

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