Friday, August 24, 2012

Another Sketch challenge, Happy Birthday

Hello Friends, I know I have been a hit or miss all summer long but the truth is, I sit at my desk for hours and have every intention of creating some fabulous to share with you all but I end up blog hopping and copying and pasting and ya know, just searching high and low for that one project that will catch my eye. Well, I needed a Birthday card for my sons Nana and I really really love this lady. She has been the best grandma to my son so I wanted to make her something special. Well, I found this sketch challenge with a twist at "The Sweet Stop" and knew that I wanted to use that sketch to create something fab. 
So, the twist was to use die cuts or punches of which, I did. The cup cake is a punch from Stampin Up! and the die cuts are scallop oval nestabilities. I also ised a circle punch to make the half circles, or scallops at the bottom of the striped piece.  All of the designer paper is from My Minds Eye, Stella Rose. The card stock is all from Stampin Up! Whisper White and tempting turquoise. the inks that I used on the punched cupcake is Regal Rose and Tempting turquoise. I also added some Sakura Crystal Lacquer on the top of the cup cake and added a cherry on top. The Happy Birthday is from CTMH "For every occasion"
The really special part of the card that I just love is I added micro beads to the center, Can you see em? I haven't taken out my micro beads out in so long, I am just tickled to be able to use them on this special card. So, what do you think? Do you like it? I just think it is adorable and hope that Nana likes it as well!!!

Hopefully, I will be back real soon to share some more goodies with you. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Dancing in Pajamas sketch

Hello Friends, How is everyone doing? Are you all having a wonderful Summer. I cannot believe how fast it has gone. It is almost time for all of the kiddos to head back to school. My kiddo is going to be a Senior this year.(sad face here) We just got the notice in the mail the other day for his appointment for Senior pictures. I never thought this day would come and here it is. Speaking of Senior pictures, Have you seen how expensive they are? You need to take out a loan just for senior pictures. WOW!
Anyways, we have about 2 more weeks of summer break and then it's back to the old grindstone. I go back to getting up at dawns early crack and heading off to work, It has been so nice to sleep in. I am the total night own and really dislike mornings but I also don't want to work at night, I wanna play.That is when I am most creative. Like now for instance, I will be up until mid night just playing, whether it be organizing in my craft room or creating some layout or card. I do my best work at night. That is what brings me here now, to share a creation that I completed for a sketch challenge over at Dancing in Pajamas.I needed a Thank you card for a friend so when I need a little something, I head on over to the challenge blogs. I can always find something to create from one of the many awesome challenge blogs out there in blog land. 
DSP used: Stella Rose- My Minds eye
Cardstock- Pool Party,Calypso Coral,Cajun Craze from Stampin Up!
Base is smooth white from Wausau
Inks are Cajun Craze & Calypso Coral from Stampin Up!
Card is 5.5 X 5.5
antique brads from my stash
So, let me know what you think.