Monday, June 28, 2010

OH geez.

Well friends, it's Monday again... Wait. Wasn't it Monday, like, yesterday?  This past week has been WEIRD.  It's been one of those that zooms past so slowly... if you know what I mean.  I've been going non-stop since last time I posted!!  I haven't even had a chance to go through the entries from last week, but it's time for another challenge from Scrap It With a Song!

This week, our song is "I Can See Clearly Now" as recorded by Jimmy Cliff.  Here's the card I created:

For this card I stuck with simple shapes and lost of bright colors.  If you look back at some of my first cards that I posted on this blog, this is the kind of thing you'll see.  I love punching out different shapes and piecing them together to make images like these.

I hope you'll stop by and check out the other creations by the rest of the DT, and maybe play along with us!

I just have to make it through the rest of this week and then July is gonna be a blast! Can't wait :-)

Also, keep an eye out for my post this weekend for the OWH Independence Day Blog Tour!

I think that's all, folks.  I've gotta get to bed before I crash here on the kitchen table!

Monday, June 21, 2010

"I'm feelin' like a star, you can't stop my shine..."

Ahh, just what I needed:  Another song stuck in my head ;-)

**I was gonna post this yesterday, but there were some technical difficulties over at Scrap It With a Song that kept the new challenge from being posted.  I've got this set up to auto-post, so hopefully all of that has been taken care of by now and everything is there for you to see.  If not, keep checking back!**

It's Week #10 at Scrap It With a Song and we have got a catchy tune for y'all to scrap to this week! But before I tell you about that, let me invite you check out our sponsor for this week--  Our very own DT member, Angela!  Click on her logo below to check out her store:

The winner of this week's challenge will receive a pack of 6- 8x8 digital papers.

Okay, so our song for this week is "Ridin' Solo" by Jason Derulo.  Here's what I came up with:

I thought something like this might be fun for a teen who just got their license.  I drew the car myself in Illustrator since I didn't have any stamps I wanted to use.  I used a piece of acetate for the windshield, then colored the car with Prismacolor art markers.  Here's a close up, side-view to show how it's popped up from the card.  I also used some dimensional glaze on the headlights for a little extra detail.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you will consider hopping on over to Scrap It With a Song and playing along with us :-)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

So... ummm.... Hey Guys!

Or gals. Whichever you are.  I'm guessing mostly gals.

Anywhoodles,  I just felt like posting something, so here I am, rambling about nothing in particular.  I feel like I should let you all know that in spite of the lack of posts over the last few days, I am making stuff. I just can't show you. Cuz it's, like, top secret and stuff ;-)

Tomorrow is Father's Day.  Everyone's getting together at Grandma and Grandpa's house.  When asked what he wanted for Father's Day, my grandpa replied that he just wanted "a little burrito." Hahahahaha.  So we're having Mexican ;-)  Then I think we're taking the Pops out to a movie later in the evening... Can't wait to see The Karate Kid.  It looks like it'll be cool.


Oh yeah! For those of you who leave comments, I put the word verification thingy back on.  I started getting some "comments" from some "companies" whose "products" I'm sure none of us are interested in... if ya know what I mean.  So if you'll bear with me, I'll try taking it back off after a while.

Dum de dum de dumm....

How 'bout in lieu of a card, I'll just show you... umm... some pictures.

My and my cousin at her bro's baseball game.

Me... in my room... being dumb.

The "camel cricket" in our basement.  I think it's still there. Ew.

And that is all.  If I don't have anything new tomorrow, there will definitely be somethin' awesome to show you on Monday-- it will be Week #10 at Scrap It With a Song and it's gonna be fun!  Hope you all have a chance to hop on over and join us :-)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm A Freakin' Clearance Ninja!

"I'm a ninja!"
"No you're not."
"Did you see that?"
"See what?"

I saw that on Facebook the other day and it made me actually LOL.

But ANYWAY, I was at Michael's today and they had some really cute paper on clearance.  I got 12x12 patterned cardstock for 14 cents/sheet. It was awesome.  Plus they had some great clear stamps in the dollar bins that I totally snatched up and I had a 50% off coupon which I used on a refill for my Xyron sticker maker.  Needless to say, it was a great day. Haha.

I've got a card to share with you for Day 107 challenge at 365 Cards.  The challenge was to use an argyle pattern, but the twist was that it had to represent "fabric" on the card.  I used this rocking horse from the "Paper Doll Dress Up" cart.  The idea was for it to look like one of those plushie-type rocking horses.  I added the stitching to make it look a little more fabric-y.

I wasn't sure about the sentiment.  My little sis said it looked like something for a baby card, but I liked the pun better ;-)  But then I was thinking this could be used as a baby thank you card-- you know, like after a shower or something.

Lemme know what you think!  Thanks so much for looking :-)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fun Stuff!

Two posts in one day... must've been a productive one, eh?

It's been a pretty great day in Bloggerland-- there's some fun stuff coming up in July and I won the drawing at 365 Cards for some goodies from The Cutting Cafe.  Yay! Now I'm just chillaxin' and watching Kung Fu Panda with my sisters :-)

Today I got a couple cards completed for the last two challenges at 365 Cards. Day 105 is Super Sketchy Sunday.  This was a really fun one to work with! Plus, I got to use up some patterned paper that I've been keeping for... who-knows-what. Lol.

For Day 106, the challenge is to stamp an image onto patterned fabric and incorporate it into the card.  This one was tricky... I have quite a stash of fabric, but not much that would work for stamping on.  Once I found some fabric, the next obstacle was finding a stamp that would go with it.  This little baby onesie and the striped fabric were literally the only things that worked together. Haha.  But the point is, it worked...

I actually kind of love this!  Simple, but so cute.

Glad you took some time to stop by! 

"I Could Not Ask For More"

Monday's here!  For those of us who are on a "summer break", this is okay.  For those of you who still have to go to work... hang in there, friends.  Friday's coming.

It's time for another challenge at Scrap It With a Song and our inspiration for this week is "I Could Not Ask For More" by Sara Evans.  I really love this song :-)  I also like the Aerosmith version, but it's not quite as... umm... "pretty". Lol.   The sentiment on my card is based on the lyric, "everything you are is everything to me".

Sew Many Cards is our sponsor this time, and I had the pleasure of working with one of Angela's images for my card...

Isn't it cute?  That bunny is super sweet.  I used Prismacolor art markers to color the image.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you'll take some time to come play along with us this week :-)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Super quick!!!

I'm gonna try to sneak this in really quick!  I always forget that the deadlines are for EST... so it's usually too late, but I've got four minutes as I start this post. Lol.

This card is for Saturday's "Life's a Party" challenge at 365 Cards.

Oh man! So close... it's 11:01. haha.


Umm... so.... it's Saturday. Not Sunday. I have plenty of time. lol.  Hope everyone's having a fantastic weekend :-)

Friday, June 11, 2010


Hooray for Fridays and surprise days off!  Except that I still have to work for a while tonight... ewwww. Since I didn't have to work this morning, I split the extra couple of hours between staying in bed and working at my craft table :-)  I got a couple of cards finished, but I can only show you one for now...

This is for the "Peek a boo" challenge at 365 Cards.  To play, you have to "cut out part of an image so that the color and/or pattern on the inside acts as part of the image."  This teacup image is one that I created a while back when I did the acrostic challenge. This time I added the little tea taggie thing hanging out of the cup.

I kept the front pretty plain and simple...

... and I actually decorated the inside of the card, which is not something I usually do.  The sentiment is a rub-on.  You know, I find it amusing that for as much as I dislike the color orange, it's been popping up in my designs lately. Lol.  And when I say "dislike," i just mean, "a lot less than all of the other colors."  I've got nothin' against sunsets, oranges or goldfish. Hehe.

Well, I've got a couple more projects I wanna work on this afternoon, so I'm gonna keep this short.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Imma Bee, Imma Bee, Imma-Imma-Imma Bee...

Just kidding. I'm a wasp. *UGH* I know. It's a terrible joke. But I crack up every time I hear it. Lol.

And now I've got The Black Eyed Peas stuck in my head.  Good job, Hannah.

Anyways, the reason I'm singing this song is because that little bee stamp from yesterday's card is making an encore appearance in today's challenge for 365 Cards.  For this challenge, "repetition is key."  We have to "use a word and an image at least three times."  I don't know why this one was so hard!  It's not really a complicated challenge, but my brain was having a heck of a time turning the guidelines into ideas.  This is what I ended up with:

It's SUPER simple, but I think I like it. 

HA!! I did it! (Part One)

At the risk of driving all of you completely bonkers, I've been playing catch up with the challenges at 365 Cards and not posting them as I go... So I have SIX cards sitting here, waiting to be revealed.  Sheesh.  I think I'm gonna split this up into two posts to make it easier.  SO, here's the first few...

Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow and Orange
I had a really hard time getting started with this one.  It's not my favorite, but the cupcake turned out kind of cute.

Card dimensions = 8.5" x 5.5"
The reason I chose this sentiment is because I can't think of why you would need a gigantic card like this unless there were gonna be a whole bunch of people writing in it. Lol. But this is coming from a girl to like to keep things short and sweet. I know a couple people who could probably fill this whole thing up in no time ;-)

Click the link to see the sketch!
This one is a little bit out of my usual style, I think.  But I really like how it turned out.  The green and gold color scheme is kind of neat.  It looks more sparkly in person :-)

Thanks for taking a look! If you wanna go straight to part two, CLICK HERE.

HA!! I did it! (Part Two)

Part Two of the super-long catch-up post!  If you got here from a direct link, but you wanna see what else I've been working on this week, you could CLICK HERE if you want ;-)

Day 99, So Charm-ing
Create a charm out of paper.
I stamped the butterfly in this fabulously obnoxious orange ink, punched it out with a circle punch, then added diamond glaze for some dimension and shine.  I love the colors on this one!!

Day 100, All Lined Up
Everything from embellishments to the sentiment lined up in rows. At least three items in each row.
I've got a row of three trees, then the dots and sentiment make a second line.

Day 101, Inchie x 10
Use at least ten "inchies" on your card.
This one was hard to do at first, but then once the idea finally clicked, it came together pretty quickly.

Thanks again for stopping by!  Hope you have an excellent day :-)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ho Hum.

Today is just kind of blah.  (Except for when I went shopping and got a couple of new shirts :-P)  I need to stop anticipating the absolute SUCK of the rest of this day.  It's gloomy and rainy outside, and while typically I would be spending this time at my craft table making all kinds of fun stuff, instead I'm stuck with the projects from you-know-where.  Have you ever agreed to do a project and then as soon as you got started, realized that you really want nothing to do with it?  That's where I'm at. *GROAN*  I'm lacking some serious motivation this week.

Sorry to be such a downer today, but it's my party and I'll cry if I want to. Lol.

And anyway, on the flip side, I did remember that I had this card to post:

This one is for the current challenge at Everything But the Kitchen Sink.  The challenge is to use nail polish on your project.  A friend of mine gave me a whole bunch of goodies last week and there were these super cute butterfly-shaped buttons.  But they were definitely the wrong colors for this card, so I painted one with some cool metallic blue nail polish.

Thanks for stopping by today and putting up with my "badditude" :-)  Come back tomorrow-- I'll be in a better mood, I promise! Lol.

Monday, June 7, 2010

What Girls Want

Fair people of Blogger-land, I trust this post finds you well :-)  It's been another full weekend with wedding no. 4 and a trip to Springfield, MO.  My sister and I made the 4-hour drive with a friend and we had a really good time.

And speaking of girls and good times, it's time for another challenge at Scrap It With a Song!  This post is going up late since Blogger has been a butt for the last couple of days. *sigh* Oh well. Better late than never. The song for this week is "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.  Our sponsor is, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!

For this card, I used my "Forever Young" Cricut cartridge.  I just love those silhouettes.  The "party" stamp is one that I've had in my stash for a long time and never had any reason to use. Hmmm.... I guess that means I need to start throwing more parties.Hehe. Girls nights are some of my favorite times EVER.  Which reminds me, I gotta plan something for my birthday once my friends get all of this traveling out of their system ;-)  I'm so bad at planning this stuff!! lol.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now that I can post, I'm hoping to get some new cards up tonight.  Can't wait to see what you all make for the Scrap It challenge!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Learning Things About Myself

There is quite an interesting challenge at 365 Cards today.  To play along, you must create a card that reflects YOU.  I knew this one wasn't gonna be easy.  I don't even like when I have to write an "about me" paragraph for an online profile. Lol.

As I sat down to start making this card, I started thinking about what people who know me have said about me. One of the things my mom usually points out is that I'm a very "black and white" sort of thinker. (Ta-da! Color scheme!!)  I tend to keep things short and sweet and pretty simple.  I like things to have an order and a reason-- a pattern.  (Bazinga!!)  But at the same time, there's the creative side of me that loves spontaneity and doing silly things for no reason at all :-)  To represent this part of me, I decided to interrupt the black and white with a shock of green.  It's my favorite color.  Except when it looks like pukey green, which it kind of does in the photo.  In real life it's more of a lime green.  Also, I decided to do a birthday card because guess what... my birthday is Monday!! Woo hoo! Party time.

While I was thinking about all this stuff, I started wondering whether I would consider myself a "right-brained" person or a "left-brained" person.  People have told me that I'm very much like my mom (who, I would say, is definitely a left-brained thinker). But then just as many people have said that I'm like my dad, who is a graphic designer and artist and, I would say, tends to be more of a right-brained thinker.  So out of morbid curiosity, I found and took this test.  Turns out, I'm 49/51!!!!  I laughed when I saw the results.  It explains SO much. To borrow a line from the movie, Runaway Bride, "I am profoundly and irreversibly screwed up." LOL. Just kidding... sort of.

Haha. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Happy hump day! Today has been kind of nice... a little gloomy and thunder-stormy, but I like storms.  I got a haircut, finally.  You should've seen the pile of hair on the floor at the salon.  I would like to take this moment to thank the creator of thinning shears.  They're those scary looking scissors that look like this:

I have super thick hair so, just about every time I get it cut,  I have them chomp through the layers with these babies.  It feels so much lighter!!

Anyway, who cares about my hair... let's get on to my card for today...

Today at 365 Cards it's kind of a pick-your-own-challenge deal.  Per the guidelines, my card is based on three different challenges.  One from the month of March (Day 8, Imagine This: Outer Space); one from April (Day 53, Front, Back and Everything in Between); and one from May (Day 62, Look Who's Talking).

I kept the inside and back really simple, since the whole point of these cards is for the men and women to be able to write their own messages ;-)  

Well, I'm off!  Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What a great weekend :-)

This weekend is definitely on the top 10 list of fabulous weekends.  Except for an unexpected misadventure on the way, the wedding I photographed on Saturday went pretty well.  It was simple, fast, and I had my sis with me as a my back-up, so I feel like we did a pretty good job.  Sunday was a full day as always, but not stressful.  Family from Georgia was in town for the wedding I mentioned, so we spent part of the evening visiting with them.  My 14-year-old cousin and I started talking about dancing at weddings and parties, and we decided that we should have our own dance party at my Grandma's house on Memorial Day.

So we did.

OH. My. Goodness.  We had so much fun.  Now, most of you won't realize why this was so ridiculous.  My family are not dancers.  Not really, anyway.  We apparently can, but we don't. I've always watched and figured I could do it, but until recently, never bothered to try.  So, my cousin, sister and I spent a while making sure we knew all the steps for the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. Once we had them down, we talked the aunts and even my grandma into doing it with us. Lol.  It was so funny.

Another great thing is that I've had some time to spend making some cards last night and this morning.  I've really missed playing along with one of my favorite challenges, but school is finally out and some of my other projects are out of the way.  Here are my cards for this week's challenges at 365 Cards:

This weekend also kicks off my summer project, which is to get some cards sent to OWH. Just a really simple note card, for starters. ;-)

This one makes me laugh at myself. :-P  I was having a really hard time figuring out how to incorporate tissue paper into my card design.  I thought about flowers and I found some tutorials with some really pretty ideas, but I'm trying to keep them somewhat flat for OWH shipping purposes.  I thought about using some kind of decoupage-type technique, but it just wasn't working like I wanted it to. It wasn't until I had just about had it, and I went to wad up a piece of tissue paper to throw it away that I kind of simultaneously crinkled it and twisted it and it look kinda cool!

There are some small rhinestones around the waist of the dress for some extra sparkle.  The camera didn't quite catch them.

Okay, this one made me laugh too.  I've mentioned before that my mother is a clown. She's been doing it for a while now and just "graduated" in May as a full-fledged "Joey."  Yeah, it's waaaaay more complicated than you'd think. Lol. 
It just so happens that she and some of her "clown friends" are hosting an appreciation dinner for the "mentor clowns," and they asked me to make some invitations.  So that's what I worked on for today's challenge...

The clown's nose is a dot from some red, felt alpha-stickers that I had purchased for another project that ended up being too big.

Thanks for stopping by today and reading what has turned out to be a rather wordy post!  I love reading your comments!!