Well as the holiday season gets closer I get more stressed on making cards! This year I had lots of plans to make special cards for my dear friends but my husband hurt his back really bad. He can't walk or stand so I have spent 5 days at the hospital visiting him and bringing him food! He is now home but still in pain. We are still not sure what is wrong with his back we think that it is a pinched nerve or prolapsed disk. We had a CT scan done on monday out of town. It was a 4 hour drive to the apt and than back! It was snowing so much that we stayed the night and headed back home tuesday. So it has been a very busy busy month. I did get a few cards made here is one of my favorites!!
One of my favorite challenge sites I go to weekly is Playing in Paradise. I love there challenges. They switch it up every week! With that being said this is the challenge for this week! a sketch! Who doesn't love a good sketch!!
P)laying in Paradise Challenge #92
Here is my take on the sketch!! It is a birthday card for my bestie!
The image is a tickled pink image, the sentiment is a graphicat. Colored with copics and added some bling and ribbons from my stash!
Graphicat Sketch 18 is up and ready to go. I actually had time to make a card with this sketch! What a fun sketch to play with!! :) You do not have to use a graphicat image if you don't want to but it is always nice!! :) Here is the sketch
Here is my take on the sketch. I needed a nice thank you card for a friend of mine. So here it is! I used kraftin Kimmy stamps. I love anything tea :) I colored with copics.
Hope you like it! :)
Don't forget to check out the other crafty cats creations! :)
I have some very talented friends!! I use to have all the cards that I have gotten from them on my wall. Then I moved and I don't have the same wall space. So they have been sitting in plastic bins (the ones that your salad comes in)! As seen below. I really love looking at all these cards. These ladies are very talented!! So I decided to put them all in a smash book!
All my cards :)
Do you see my puppy in the background! She is a great helper when it comes to smashing! :)
These cards are from Cheri! I have a few pages with her cards on them! :) Cheri is also the owner of Graphicat Designs
These are from Teila. She no longer has a blog :(
So this is what my giant purple smash book looks like so far!! LOL I love it. I still have to add there names on the pages and a few other things, but I wanted to share with you what I am using my smash books for!! :)
Come over and join us at Graphicat Sketches for another beautiful sketch and a check out the rest of the Graphicat's!
Here is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch. I have been falling in love with Saturated Canary's images! She is another very talented lady!! I have to say I am very impressed with my coloring on this image!! :)
For those of you who don't know I love flowers. In a magazine I read recently this lady used transparent paper and cute a circle or flower, emboss with circles and shade in the embossed circles! I love them.. Can you see it behind my purple flower?
It has been a while since I posted hasn't it!! That is not good but this summer has been a very very busy summer. Weddings, parties, bbq's and a whole lot of fun!
I have been smashing. I have decided that my smash books are going to be my brag books. I do love scrapbooking but it just takes so much time to make a layout because it has to be perfect! I am a busy person and don't really have much time for my hobby. So smashing it is! I find that I use those stickers that are just collecting dust and I also journal a lot more when I smash!
I smash in front of the tv with my family! That way I am doing my hobby and still spending time with my family! :) You should see my front room! LOL I am trying to convince my husband that I need a desk in there! Wish me luck!
So here is a few pages I have done in the blue book!
This is my princess dog. Roxy, We got her for my husband and well she loves him but she loves me more!! :) She is my shadow! I love her she is so cute!!! She loves to be on my lap wrapped in a blanket! :)
This is a very simple page for a beautiful picture! This is the other princess of the family, Out beautiful daughter.
This is one of our horses. My husbands initials are "KD" that is how we came up with her name Kaddie! These pictures are too cute not to share!
Here is a close up of the page..... :)
Here is another beautiful picture of my daughter! I actually had this one done in an 8x10 in black & white. It looks so good in black and white. The next page is about my horse "Nutty" Isn't he handsome!!
I am also in the middle of the black smash book smashing away a trip to mexico with the girls and my best friends wedding!! Will post those when I am done! :)
Another great sketch over at Graphicat sketches!! :) I had a lot of fun with this sketch! You wouldn't believe how much paper I go through when I do a sketch! LOL there are so many different looks once you cut your paper down and start laying your card out! LOL I am trying to get into using a few different patterns on a card. Still have a hard time with that!!
My very first smash book page! Last night my daughter and I put on Harry potter, yes the very first one and pulled out our smash books! We had so much fun. She didn't want to put hers down and same with me. I am doing a smash book all about me! When I scrapbook it is always about my daughter, animals or husband. You don't see much of me in my scrapbooks. So I have decided what a great thing to do for my daughter. That way when I am old and grey she will have something all about me to look back on.
So this is where I started. Day 1 Yourself!
Here is my very first pages! :)
Before I got pregnant with my beautiful daughter I entered into a modeling contest. It was so much fun. Those pictures are now in the little pocket. They are really beautiful pictures and yes they did call me back. At that time I was 6 months pregnant!! I wouldn't change that for the world! :)
So this page is all about me! I will probably add more stuff as I find it! :)
Hi everybody! Are you looking for a good challenge? Well do we have a good one for you! :) Over at Graphicat Sketches We run our sketches every 2 weeks. Make sure you enter our sketch challenge! You never know what you will win!! :)
So i had a great long weekend! A good friend of mine came for a visit and we spent the weekend challenginer our selves in the scrapbook room! Although I didn't get much done. A card and a layout it was a great time! :) I am so glad that she came up.
Sketches in Thyme has been one of my favorite sketches in blog land!! They are so easy to do and so much fun!! So here is sketches in thyme Challenge #78.
So here is my take on the sketch.
I just love these pictures. I have wanted to scrapbook these for a while now! So here it is! :) I used my silhouette for the title & the flourish, butterfly. In the butterfly it says FLY that was perfect for these pictures! :)
So my daughters Friend was over last week and asked me to make her a canvas! I said sure!! I seen this challenge and thought Perfect!! So I made a canvas for her. Her only rule was NO PINK!! LOL well that was hard for me because I always use pink in my stuff!! These pictures were taken last summer! Summer of 2011. You can't see it very good but the top picture has a beautiful rainbow behind the girls!!
I stamped the green paper with close to my heart stamps. Same with the title! I also cut out the letters, glittered them then I used liquid glass on them to make them pop!
I used my score pal to make the flowers.
I found little charms that reminded me of the girls and put them on as well.
Over at Canadian Scrapbooker they have a sketchy challenge every month. I printed the January one off in hopes to get the layout done in January! Well I think that I am a little late!! LOL!! Just a few months. But that doesn't mean I still can't use it!!
So here is the sketch
And here is my take on the sketch!
I took these pictures a few years ago at our old house. Sorry the picture isn't very good. I am still learning how to take pictures of my layouts. So I am open to any suggestions!! :)
I used Close to My Heart Paper,
The snow man is a quickutz, same with the alphabet. (Snow Days)
I love that ribbon!! I think that I am just about out of it :(