Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Colors Combo Galore #152

Hello, hope you all are enjoying your day. I was up till 3 am getting ready for a craft fair today. Yes, I had 1 month notice but still I procrastinated (see previous post about my bad habits haha). I wanted to have everything perfect so I checked and double checked everything. I am on about 3 hours sleep so if I sound crazy it is because I am!

But on to happier things, I have a Color Combos Galore card to share. This is for challenge 152. I love that color combo and the ladies that participate are sooo nice. I have to say it even though it's corny and I hate corny, card making ladies are just nicer ;-) Hope you like it. Right now I am off to pick my daughter up from a barbecue then off to bed. Until next time amigos.

Recipe: Patterned Paper K&Company Cut & Paste (Sooo cute), DCWV Green paper, Peeled Paint Distress Stickles on leaves, small green stems K&Company handmade collection, Wilton doily, Studio G sentiment stamp, Stampin Stuff Jeweled Gold embossing powder, Home Depot twine, tulle & pearl stand center is Joann, rhinestone heart charm is my daughter's charm bracelet that fell apart :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Friends Card

Hi, hope all is well with everyone out there. Today is the first day it is not 100 degrees out. That is very good since our air conditioning has been working when it feels like it lately. I couldn't make cards because nothing would stick right, use a heat gun and I couldn't use a fan, you know paper and a fan are a bad mix, Haha. But I did try, I just ended up like an episode of "I Love Lucy". Which coincidentally Jared always tells me I am just like her, except the red hair.
I also just got the the Paper Crafts Magazine Card Style Special issue. It is awesome. It helps define your style. I always was a cute and fun style card maker but I have been making vintage/elegant cards lately. Last night I was making some cute cards for a craft fair I have coming up and let me tell you I had a hard time. They didn't flow so easily anymore. Hum? Am I broken? Maybe it was just the heat, I hope.
So I have a card to share that I made a few weeks ago. My super talented friend James took some pictures of my cards for me. Isn't he awesome ?! Thanks again James. This card is a cutesy card hope you like it. I did a little stamping and used a Crafty Secrets sticker. I always have a hard time with color combos but I think this one just came together well. Hope you like it. Until next time Amigos ;-)

Card recipe: All paper is Recollections, polka dot is from their Mom's Diner Collection, Sentiment Sticker is Crafty Secrets, Flowers are Prima, Stem stamp is Sandylion, Butterfly punch is Monarch by Martha Stewart, Ink is Momento Moss green, All ribbon is Michael's.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Color Combos Galore 150

Hi, hope all is good with everyone. Around here it is HOT ! I know big shock huh, heat in Southern California. The stinky part is that that means fires, a lot of them :-(. This week I resupplied on some basics and also hit some great sales at Michael's. They are expanding thier scrap stuff all of the time and I have 2 Michael's within 15 minutes. I am dangerous when I go, and then throw a great coupon into the mix and forget about it, I'm a maniac! LOL I'll maybe show you my stuff in another post, if I haven't used it all ;-)
I entered the Color Combos Galore Challenge for the first time. I always look for inspiration from them and thought it was time I got brave. I used my favorite dress stamp. Now back to chores and errands. Hope you like it.

The Card Recipe: Kraft Base, Ivory & red are Coordinations, Small red polka dot is OLD from my stash, white is Bazzill, Brads are Making Memories, Gingham bows are Recollections, Ribbon is Michael's, Stamp is Inkadinkado, Ink is Memento Chalk Danube mixed with many others lost track, and Antique Linen.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Awesome Challenge

You know all of those fun challenge sites that there is? Well, I have my own, personal challenge. My Uncle (and best customer) buys my cards and always has these really awesome ideas for the themes and colors. This week he requested a Viking card. Yes, you did read right, a VIKING CARD!!!! I love being challenged this way. My motto is if I don't know how to make it I better figure it out. Maybe it comes from my other uncle "teaching" me to swim by throwing me in the pool. So it was literally sink or swim. But probably it is my AMAZING grandmother that never let us give up. Okay I'm gettin' mushy! Anyway not like I'm curing cancer or anything but maybe a card can bring a smile to someone's face. I love my Uncle for making me think and CHALLENGING me. I make each one with lotsa love and pride :-)

Card Recipe: Patterned paper DCWV Once upon a Time Stack, silver metallic paper Bazzill, DCWV all other cardstock, Stamp Inkadinkado "Friendship", Ribbon Michael's, Gold embossing powder Stampendous, Brads American Crafts, Ink Ranger Distress Antique linen, Tea Dye, mixed with Staz On Timber Brown.

Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoy it, until next time amigos :-)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pretty Girl Card

Hi, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday. My husband took some vacation time so we've been to a pow-wow, fishing and relaxing. Am I the only wife that doesn't get much done at all when the hubby is home? He is just distracting and though I love him more than chocolate, he throws me off my schedule! I'm like a 3 year old, I have to have a schedule or I get thrown into a quandary! Haha, yes I am a spaz like that. So I'm back and excited to share another card with you. Hope you like it. I would love your input, as I am still learning and would love any opportunity to improve.

The Recipe: The plaid paper is DCWV Sweet stack, Pink, beige & yellow Cardstock is Coredinations, white is DCWV, Stamp is Inkadinkado (my favorite dress stamp), Letter stickers are Martha Stewart, Buttons are recollections, Stickles w/glitter, Ribbon is American Crafts, Punch is Fiskars, Cartridge Accent Essentials.

This card is again for my favorite uncle's friend. It is more busy than what I am used to but again, I am trying to show you the cards I make that are different than usual. I like it but it does make my brain hurt a little with so much going on. Until next time amigos :-)