Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thanks, you're one in a MELON!!!! -- Lori Boyd challenge # 49

Hi Everyone!!
I had the most relaxing vacation with my family and now I am BACK!!!
It's great to be back in my craft room and today I made a SUPER FAST card for the BLD Challenge #49.   I knew that I wanted to play along because the theme of the week was "THANK YOU" and I had a certain someone in mind for this card!!!
ALSO -- I am OBSESSED with yummy summer WATERMELON right now!!!
I can't get enough!!

I hope that you have been enjoying your summer so far 
and have some fun plans for the 4th!!
I will no doubt be posting some more cards this week as my "idea book" 
is overflowing from my time away!!

The image is from Lori Boyd and it is called,  "Lollipop Watermelon Smile."
I don't know about you, but I can't look @ this cutie without smiling at her sweet face!!!
The sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co. and the paper is from Doodlebug Designs.
Ink, card stock, & candy dots are Melon Mambo (SU!)

I colored her up with my copics, but didn't get a chance to go back in for shading with pencils and I think that makes a BIG difference.  I only noticed after I had taken pics and time was ticking away...
She's still fun and cute, so that's what counts, right? 
Here are the colors:
E000, E00, E01, E11, E21, R30
E50, Y21, Y32, E31, Y35
RV21, RV14, RV25, RV29
YG11, YG13, YG03, YG17
B000, BG000, B00, BG10, BG01

Thanks for stopping by!!!! 
I have missed you all and can't wait to catch up 
on the blogs and all of your cards!!

PS ~~ Have you signed up for Bloglovin' yet?   (or another newsfeed for your blogs?)
How do you like it so far?   I PUFFY HEART BLOGLOVIN' and 
WISH that I had known about it sooner!!!! 

***ETA*** ~~  Cheryl from CherCroppin's Showcase told me that this would be good card for their new challenge @A.R.T. challenge blog ~~ so I am linking up there, as well!!! ~~ Thanks for letting me know @ SCS, Cheryl!!  I appreciate it!!  :) :) :) :)
I had a friend tell me that my card would work for
Marker POP's Summer theme this week,
so I am also linking up for their challenge #25

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Blog on vacation

I forgot to post this earlier!!!  We are on a summer beach trip without any signal!!   
So... I'll update you when I can!! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It's Clear to See... --- CQC # 192 --- TSG 210

Hi there!!  
During the busiest week of the school year, the LAST thing that I should 
be doing is making cards...but, I decided to make one anyway!!  :) :) 
(I couldn't resist my favorite colors!)

Here is my first real attempt at a CAS card after checking out a few people's CAS work
 and asking around as to what does it really mean.
The other night I made a simple quick gift card holder and I thought... Is this CAS?  
It wasn't really... It was just simple. LOL   ;) ;) 

So after some thought and checking out the blogs of the people who seem 
to always use this style, this is what I came up with.

I LOVE the quirky font that is inside of the card!!  :) ;) :)   It makes me smile!  I think most things in life should be written in fun and quirky font.  I mean, why not?!?   :) ;) :)   
I used the color inspiration from Colour Q this week and 2 different stamps sets.
Here's the color palette:
and I'm entering my card into the CAS challenge over @ TSG.

The first stamp set is from a company that is new to me in the last 2 weeks called, The Alley Way Stamps.  I learned about this company from Arielle's work on Colour Q and Retro Sketches. 
I kept seeing fun and playful images on her cards and then one day a set of quirky birds that I just had to have!   :) ;) ;)  
The Alley Way Stamps has fun & whimsical stamps and if you haven't checked them out yet, here's the gateway to the cuteness.

I also used a set from Taylored Expressions that I have never used, but loved the references in the sentiments to vision like "Spectacular" and "clear to see" so I combined the 2 sets and there you go... a fun CAS card... At least I think it's CAS!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Here are the supplies from today's card:
AdoraBOWL by the Alley Way Stamps
Spectacular by Taylored Expressions
Island Indigo card stock by SU!
Inks: Island Indigo, Certainly Celery, and (Soft Slate/Basic Gray mixed together)
2 enamel dots from MME that were super close in color to Soft Sky

**When we get to 50 followers on Google we will have a fun prize draw!!
& we only have 4 more to go! Also, I forgot to celebrate my 1 month bloggiversary, so I will definitely do something when we roll around to the 2 month mark.**
Today was exciting!!  2 of my last 3 cards won in their challenges and both of them earned prizes!! 
Woot!! Woot!!  Your support in blog land is what keeps me going!  THANK YOU!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Picture Perfect -- MFTWSC126 -- **VOTE FOR SWAG!**

Hi there!
Yesterday's card went down with a fight and today's card was so easy peasy lemon squeazy I couldn't even believe it!!  Sometimes that just shows you the power of a sketch.  Just follow along put the elements where you are supposed to... ( **I might have used a little artistic interpretation on mine!!) and VOILA!!!  Instant HAPPY!!  I have to say that when I spoke with a few friends today I couldn't hold back my love for this card.   I think it's because it was NEW DP from echo park that just arrived on Friday and I couldn't wait to play with it or because the MFT sketch this week was tailor-made just for my heart's desires.   Regardless, here's my NEW card with my NEW paper and I am in LOVE with the CRAZY BRIGHT colors!! (I am patting myself on the back for getting two of the 6x6 stacks!!!)  The royal purple in the background is from Michael's and just set the tone for this fun color EXPLOSION!!
Yeah, I said it, COLOR EXPLOSION!!
Do you have safety goggles??!?   ;) ;) ;)  LOL

Here's the sketch if you'd like to play along this week with the Wednesday Stamp Club from MFT.
My "polaroid" die cut is sooooo much smaller than the one from MFT that I could not put the horizontal element underneath of the frame, so I took a few liberties w/ the sketch!! ;) ;) 
I did try the curly border die that is pictured in the sketch, but it didn't even show up on my DP.  
Also, with my super busy and bright DP, I did not add the upper right hand corner banner.
I tried a few different little camera accents from MFT, but they were drawing the eye in a negative way. 
So I have a scaled down version of the sketch, but it was still so much fun to work with!!  :) :)

Yesterday we didn't have a winner for my contest (the name of the stamp set is called, "CIRCLE Circus" by SU! and I thought it would be so easy!!!) SO SORRY LADIES!!!  I thought for sure one of you would recognize it!  We did have a ton of GREAT guesses though!!  Thanks for playing along!!  I will be doing games, contests, promos, etc... for the next 10 weeks to have some fun, get the word out about my new blog and to give away some SERIOUS SWAG!

Speaking of swag, what do you think is better...?
$25 in card stock? 
$25 in stamps?
Please VOTE for your choice after your comment below so I can see what you ladies would really want to WIN for prizes!!  :) ;) :)  
I think we should do another giveaway when we reach 50 followers on Google.
Currently there are 42, so we only have 8 more to go...
Maybe we can get there this week!?!

So... did you like this card?
I hope I didn't burn any retinas with this baby!!! LOL
My friend who just went pro as a photographer will be getting this in her mailbox!!
Hopefully I don't burn her retinas either!!!  YIKES!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bubbles, Bubbles --TSG209 -- GAME TODAY!!! PRIZE TODAY!!!

Today's card nearly got the best of me!!!   
Oh my word... I was having the hardest time getting it to cooperate!   
Do you ever have days like that??!   
Every time I tried to do something, the card fought back!!   
Well, guess what?!?   In the end, I won!!!  
Now, I do have a word of caution...
Seeing today's card might make you a teeny bit dizzy, car sick, please don't hold that against me!  
I got a teeny tiny, itty bitty (ok, way over the top!!) carried away with the CIRCLES theme over at TSG!!!  
Sorry about that!  When I hear a theme, I run with it!!   :) :) 
It may not have been the right direction, but run with it, I did!!  :) :) :)

Here's my card for the CIRCLES theme at There She Goes...
Now because I made you dizzy and I feel just awful about that, 
I would like to do a little fun game today here on this post... 
See below this close-up pic for more game details! 

If you can name the stamp set that I used to create the background for the sweet little PI Blowing Bubbles, you will win a little fun surprise from me!!
I'll even let the winner pick what they would like from my pile of blog candy!!
***You need to be a follower on either google or bloglovin' to win the prize,
so don't forget to click that little "join this site" button,   It's right over here >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Tee hee!!  Thanks for playing!! 
I hope your day bubbles over with FUN!!!

I am also linking up with CRAZY 4 CHALLENGES who is having a SUMMER themed card week.
My card is all about summer, that's for sure!!

"Let the WASHI do the work"