Monday, June 27, 2011

Pinwheels and dreaming ...

Happy Monday! Did you find some relaxation over the weekend? I sure did... sort of... LOL! Since the kids have been out for the summer break, I've been a chauffeur on the weekdays! But can't complain... it's great to sit by the pool and watch the kids during their swim practices, and with nice weather too!

Today I've got another card set to share. I used Itzie Inkies Flower Power stamp set from ATS... the most adorable monkey! and check out the new release of Itzie Inkies here! Inspired by Amy's tiny pinwheel, I made one for him to hold instead of his flower.

The first pinwheel turned out way too big (with a 2" inch square), so I gave it a try at 1".  Thanks to Amy's tip of putting a glue dot in the middle, I finally got it!  But then totally forgot about the copic colors bleeding through the other side of the paper! Oh well, gotta let it be... :D

Challenges for this card:
ATS - Pinwheels
Papertake Weekly - Here comes the Sun
Paper Sundaes - 2 Toppings (purple&gems)

My second card with the same adorable monkey is holding a giant flower and the cutest little ladybugs!

This card layout is inspired by Deborah at Lily Pad Cards! Her card was featured on a Make This Card post back in April. It's such a simple and fun layout to create with! Added a ribbon, some stickles on the flower and gloss on the bugs... and ready to go!
Challenges for this card:
Lily Pad - Inspirational Challenge 3 (from Deborah)

Thanks for stopping by! ;)    

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time to share...

The Secret Sister Swap hosted by Kris is so much fun! Monthly we are assigned a "secret sister" to make something for ...can be anything you like ...visit Kris' blog here to sign up for the next one in July!
I haven't had the chance until now to post all the FABULOUS stuff I've received, so I'll keep it short...
Jan SS: Karen (so cute, i've not peeled off Jan!)

Feb SS: ShaniKulani (adorable mini notecard!)

Mar SS: Kim Y. (was my birthday month!)

Apr SS: Cyndi (calendar is a magnetic!)

May SS: Linda (my first Tilda image!)

What amazing talented ladies! Everytime I look at these gorgeous creations, I get totally inspired!
ohh.. and forgot to include the pics of some fun extra goodies too!
Wanna join the fun? Sign up for July is still open until June 28th!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TGF Royalty Week #2

Can you believe it??? Two posts in one day? Think that's a first for me... but can't help it. Today is the final day to enter the TGF Royalty Contest for week two. I already missed the first week, so I made this card at the last minute ...literally!

Inspired by the Royalty photo, kept this black and white, but chose purple instead of the hint of green. You would think my wedding color is purple but nope... it was blue! The minute my hubby saw this, he said it reminded him of us...awwww! He got a big kiss for that! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by...
twice!! :D           

TGF Royalty - Week 2
Stamp Something - Something Punched
Lawnscaping Challenge - #11 CAS


Hi everyone! Just a fore warning this is a LONG POST ....I'm so glad that I got through last week ...I was completely stressed getting ready for both my kiddos graduations! I didn't get to make any crafts things for them, I had a tough enough time finding their outfits! For my son, I put together a slideshow for the graduating class..showcasing the kids (about 100 of them!) all the way from Kindergarten to Fifth grade! For my daughter's middle school graduation, she wanted to get her hair and make-up done...which is something she never wants done! As you can imagine, I was quite nervous doing it for her, and it didn't turn out exactly what she wanted... but she looked fabulous no matter what! :D  Luckily their ceremonies were on different days, and the family got to attend both special days!
Here's a couple of pictures of them...

So proud of them!!

Now on to my card's Darby and Dazzle! They are an adorable pair, perfect for summertime birthdays! Which we are celebrating one tonight with my sister!

Followed the sketch from The Sweet Stop and colors from ATS challenge. The birthday banner stamp is from Imaginisce, and paper scraps from DCWV. The yellow background is embossed with a Cuttlebug's folder and lightly inked with lime green. No ribbons or flowers this time ...just simple and fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)  

ATS Wed Challenge - Colors: Aqua, Yellow, Lime
Sweet Stop - Sketch #SSS112
Paper Sundaes - #73 Girly Girl

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Berries Fairies...

SN newest berry fairies, designed by Amy Y., are the cutest...and look what I made with the awesome set I won from ATS!

I followed the Sketch #4 by Jen and made a set of notecards that will be on it way to my SS!
Sorry gotta keep this short...both my kiddies are graduating this from elementary school and the other from middle school!  Lots of little things to get done...I can finally take a breather after this week!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Deconstructed Sketch - DS4

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cupcakes Bugaboo...

It's Thursday (already!)...and time for Sponser Spotlight at Lollipop Crafts! This week Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring our special month long challenge. Check out all the deets on LC and some fabulous eye candy from the LC girls!

This adorable little girl holds a tower of cupcakes. With summer just around the corner...think this cutie ready to do some serious celebrating!
Followed a fabulous sketch from Deconstructed Sketch #3 created by Jen. She has amazing sketches and a fabulous blog! I just missed the deadline for sketch #3, but there's a brand new one to play along with! Used  papers from BG Olivia set, and MS cupcake and border punches.

There's plenty of time to join the LC song inspired challenge, which ends on June 29th  (winner will be announced on June 30th) and you can enter as many times as you want! The lucky winner will receive . . .
So come on... turn on the music!

Thanks for stopping by! ;)

Bee Crafty - #51 Summer's Here