Monday, April 23, 2012

Me with the Golden Gate in the background
The San Francisco Skyline
Steam Train in Tilden Park, Berkely 

Happy Monday friends, Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I know here in Northern Calif. we had 80 deg. days and my hubby and I even made  a day trip to San Francisco and on the way home stopped at Tilden Park to look at the little steam engines. They are so cool. They are real just on a wee small scale. They give family rides and it is just so pretty going thru Tilden on the steam train. We even got some cool pictures of San Francisco in the distance. You would think we were tourists. I have lived here my whole life and never get tired of seeing the Golden Gate or the San Francisco skyline!!So, It was a wonderful weekend. So, enough about my weekend I want to share with you all another challenge card that I finished. It was actually for 2 challenges. The first one being "Color Throwdown" The colors are Certainly celery, Pretty in pink, Melon Mambo & Always Artichoke. 

Now for the sketch, It was from "The Deconstructed Sketch" There you have it, The 2 challenges and now my take on them, I used a darling stamp set on it from "Unity Stamp Co. called "Hodge Podge of Happiness" and I just love any and all of the stamps that I own from Unity. Always so cute!!!

I also used my Martha Stewart edge punch on the creation. I colored in the coffee cup with my twinkling H2O's. Oh, how I love them. So much sparkle and so fun to use as well. I also used my most fave embossing folder of them all, Swiss Dots.  The paper I used is from a 6 X 6 deck called DeLovely from Cosmo Cricket. I hope you all enjoy my creation!  Please leave me a little note so I know that you were here!  Hugs & Smiles!!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hello Friends, How is every one's week going? It is almost Wednesday and I am so ready for the weekend even though we just had a week off for Spring break. The weather is getting nice and it is staying light later so it is almost Summer time and I can feel it!!  Sooooo, here I am with a project that I have just completed for Swap-Bot. This was to decorate a note book in the "Tim Holtz" kind of way. Well, I am really happy with how this turned out. I added the recipients name to the side and what I did was cut out the letters from a 12X12 piece of Tim Holtz designer paper and I glued them to card board and after I cut them out, I went over each letter with Distress crackle paint in Clear rock candy. The dress form is heat embossed in black and the time piece above it is heat embossed in clear over distress ink in aged mahogany. I added some burlap and some metal clock hands and keys and also that little burlap flower at the bottom of her name. Once I decorated it then I sat down and just grabbed any ribbon that I had and started tieing away. I even added some aged torn fabric. 
So, there you have it. I have to pack it up and get it shipped out to the UK so she gets it before the deadline. I hope you all like it and maybe even go on over to Swap-Bot and do a swap or 2. They are so addicting and so much fun and I have made some great friends!!    Love to you all!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

2 challenges, I'm ona roll

Good evening Friends, Here I am again, 2 days in a row, WOW, I need to keep this creative roll going. The 2 challenges that I am playing along with are, Just add ink and Mojo Monday. I had originally done it for 3 challenges but one of them ended last night and I didn't get it in in time. 
Okay, So what I really like about this creation is(and I didn't even realize it until I put it together) is, The sentiment says  "Just a note to say Hello"  and look at the patterned paper that I used. Music notes, LOL! OK, call me a Blondie.  I just had to giggle to myself. So, with that being said, The 2 challenges that I am playing along with are, Just add ink, a color challenge of which we were to use Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla & Choc. chip. I actually used all of those colors. I am a huge fan of Pink and Anything so this was kinda easy for me. The other challenge was Mojo Monday which is a sketch challenge. 

So, I just had to stop and share what I have created. I really hope you all enjoy it and enjoy my ramblings, LOL. I now have to start a project of which is due by the end of the month. I am on Swap-Bot and am in a swap to alter a larger size not book in Tim Holtz style so I purchased 3 note books just in case I screw up, Hopefully I wont!! As soon as I complete the note book, I will definitely be sharing. 

Supplies used: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla & Crumb Cake card stock from Stampin Up! Music Note designer paper from 7 gypsies, scallop circle and lacey circle from Spellbinders, Embossed Choc. chip panel with "Swiss Dots" emb. stamped sentiment from American Crafts and pink ribbon from my stash.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Finnally, A post

Hello Friends, It has been a long while for me but it has been an equally long while since I have created anything post worthy. I really have been in quiet the funk. Yes, I have created some quickie throw together things on a whim but for the most part, I havent done any challenges or swaps or anything like that. Some of my funk is Blogger. My blogger is a jacked up. I cannot see post options so when I go to change this font and color, I don't even know what I am clicking on. I really wish I was a little more computer literate. So, with that being said, I am posting a card that has actually taken me a few days to make. Mostly because every piece of card stock on it had to dry. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer mist on everything except for the tag. I just got my shipment in from Tattered Angels for My Etsy store and I have to say, Glimmer Mist is one of my most favorite things to use in my creations(minus the drying time)but the stuff is so much fun. Stop by My Etsy store and buy yourself some Glimmer Mist. You can get it for a really great price, I promise!!
So about my creation. I love the "Paris" look and the color scheme I love even more, Pink and Black. I think anything with Pink is my fave!!So, It's time for me to roll as I want to try and get a challenge started and share it with you all and try and keep up with my blog as much as possible. I miss you all and will be back real soon!!
 Supplies used for this creation: Pretty in pin,basic black and whisper white card stock. Established Elegance stamp set from Stampin up! "Amore" from "Clearly for you" from Stampin Up! Rose and green leaves was made using Donna Salazar's Shapeabilities. All card stock was sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in "Valentine Pink" and "Leapfrog"

UPDATE: Ok, so I have figured out what was wrong with my Blogger and DUHHHHHH! I needed to upgrade to Google Chrome. OMG, I cant tell you how many times I yelled at the screen telling it to cooperate. LOL!
See you all later! Nighty Nights!

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