Sunday, September 21, 2008

Two In One

This is the card that I created for Jen del Muro's challenge and for Cammie's Alzheimers Thank You Card challenge.

Cammie is giving away over $1000 in prizes for one lucky winner! Checkout her blog .

Cammie's wonderful freinds at ScorPal and The Cat's Pajamas, along with many others have donated some wonderful gifts.

My grandfather who recently passed away in May from cancer had been battling Alzheimers as well, so this challenge is very near to me. After reading what Cammie said, I have been thinking about how our whole family took for granite our grandma during these difficult years. No one ever thanked her for spending every waking minute looking after grandpa. I didn't realize how much she gave up to care for him. We never thought about what shehad to of gone through each day, I just thought of grandpa. So grandma will be getting this wonderful card to let her know how much she means to all of us.

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Well, I first want to apologize for the crooked scan, but I was cornered by all four kids and just didn't feel like redoing it.

Beate has challenged us with another wonderful sketch. I used a 5x5 card base this time, which is rare for me, but I couldn't get what I wanted on a regular size card.

I used Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White....designer paper, medium sized white brads, black & white gingham ribbon, white gel pen and the diamond CuttleBug template.

I love this new stamp set...Upsy Daisy, I mixed it with the butterfly from Garden Whimsy.

Now off to work on a Thank You card for Cammie's challenge.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Jen's Sketch Challenge

Okay, so I don't have any Bella Stamps....but I loved the sketch so I thought I would still play along. I love this stamp set, but find it hard to use for some reason....I used Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral and Old Olive....WOW what a great color combo this is.

Also, I just want to say how much I love the new scallop edge punch! How did we survive so long with out it.

Beate's Weekend Challenge

This is for Beate's weekend challenge.....I just love this stamp set, it is so versatile.

I used Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy...I love the CuttleBug, what a great touch these templates add to your cards....also used twill tape, pewter brads and word frame, word window punch and white gel pen.

My niece left for college a couple of weeks ago and this stamp set reminds me of her so much, she is greatly missed by all of the kids and me too! But I am so proud of her and excited for her too! I am going to have to re create this card in her school colors and drop her a little HELLO full of hugs.

OCC Weekend Challenge

Well I am running a bit behind on all of the challenges...but here is what I created for Amy's awesome sketch.

I used Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Brillant Blue. Shes all That stamp set with the three flower punch and pumpkin gross grain ribbon.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome Baby

Just had some free time while the girls were napping and Jacob was playing the Wii....I am trying to fill my card supply and decided to work on the baby section. Here is what I got done.
I bought this stamp set last weekend at Archivers, I was shopping for printed papers and ended up with a bunch of new stamp sets instead of paper.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

For this weekend's sketch challenge by Beate....

The scan really lightened my colors...I used Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Pretty In Pink.....the ribbon is pink and white, pink, white and brown prima flowers...paisley and polka dots Cuttlebug templates...white gel pen to do the faux stitching.

I love the way this turned out....and I really like the size of the card, it gives you lots of room to do stuff. Thanks Beate for another fabulous sketch!