Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Over at Simply Create, it is time for a new challenge: #42: Time to rock the metal

We have some exciting news for this new challenge: Bonibleaux Designs is our sponsor. :)
Here is a little about them:
Bonibleaux Designs carries all of your crazy "Dude" image needs. We bring you guy images and ideas for those hard to make cards for the "Dudes" in your life. Guys aren't about flowers and fluff. Guys are our heroes, our fighters, our beer chuggers and bug squashers.
 Bonibleaux Designs bring you Manly Man images for your cards and gift ideas. We are all about the "Dudes" here.
Now for the prize to the lucky random winner:

On top of using metal in your design, here are a couple more details:
1. create any kind of new project
2. can be combined with other challenges
4. deadline May 6th
5. add a direct link with Mr. Blue Froggy
6. play as many times as you like
Here is my card for the Challenge:

Inside of card:

Close up of image:

Supplies: Digi's: Dude Time Doodles, Brads: making memories, Photo Corners: making memories, Markers: copics & spica clear, Cardstock: bazzill & kraft (unknown), Designer Paper: my mind's eye, Ink: Momento- Black Tuexedo Other: tin foil 

Let me know what you think and hope you join us over at Simply Create

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Tuesday Throwdown - add brads or eyelets
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - one for the boys
Craft your passion challenges - show us your layers
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - there is a man in my life
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Have a super sunny craft filled day,

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy 13th Birthday Alex!!!!

Well . . .13 years ago today, I became a mother, and it was love at first sight. It is so hard to believe that my "baby" is 13 and is now a teenager. Wow, how time flies!  I wish you nothing but the best Alexander and may God bless you as you enter this new phase in your life. Have a wonderful birthday!!
It has been awhile since I really made a masculine card, but I am pleased with how Alex's birthday card turned out. I was inspired by a couple of the challenge blogs, but I will come back later today to post supplies and the challenges I would like to enter this card into. I just wanted to get this photographed and posted before I gave it away. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by. I hope your weather wherever you are is better than what we were surprised with yesterday . . . you guessed it . . . a huge amount of really wet, heavy snow. Anyhoo, I best get a couple of hours of shuteye before I have to get up to make a special b-day breakfast!!

I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Cooking It Up with Katie - 1 image, 2 pattern papers, 3 embellies
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - theme - for a child
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenges - Card for teenage boy (Tweens)
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - Anything goes
Card Ideas - Card for young child


Sunday, April 10, 2011

First Holy Communion

Today is my God daughter "Gabrielle's" 1st Holy Communion. I am so excited for her. Of course her dear Aunty had to stay up late to make her a special card :) - and no of course it couldn't have been done in advance as that would stifle the creative juices LOL! I am quite pleased with how this card turned out. I used a couple of challenges to get my creative juices flowing - something about 4 or more layers and monochromatic. I will have to look those up later today after the celebration and church service. But in the meantime, just had to take pics before giving this special card away. The image is a Mo Manning digital stamp, paper is Bazzil's and XPress-It, markers are copics, MS punches, spellbinder's lacey circles, Shimmer spritz by Tsukineko, some reflections flowers from Michael's and pearls by CTMH. I will update the supplies and the challenges later this evening with more complete details.

Inside of Card - Digi is a cross from JW Illustrations.

Thanks for stopping in! Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Clean & Simple Cards

I had the opportunity to create some fun and fast cards for some dear friends yesterday! I used all CTMH products. The main paper kit was: Life Delights and colors used were chocolate, sweet leaf, lilac mist and blush! I love how these turned out! Third card down is entered in OUTLAWZ CAS challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful, sunny spring Saturday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Eggstra Sweet

Time for another challenge at the Simply Create Blog. I won't give away the theme until it is announced tomorrow, but you might be able to make a guess from the card that I made. I just think this Easter Bunny Digi from Bugaboo Stamps is just the sweetest image. I added a couple of Easter Egg Digis in the background from Bits n Bobs.

Other supplies used:
Stamp: CC Designs - butterfly, CTMH: atomic lowercase & adorable
Markers: Copic: E31, E33, E35, R11, R20, R32, YR02, YR04, BG02, BG53, G07, G17, YG06, YG09, YG93 & Black Zig Millenium 0.5
Ink pads: CTMH: Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue & Blush and Momento: Tuxedo Black
Hard to see in picture - but 2 blue ink pads were used to sponge in a light blue sky
Floss: Making Memories
Buttons: Doodle Bug
Glitter: CTMH Glitz Stardust
Cardstock: CTMH Hollyhock & Blush
DP: Reminisce "Happy Easter"

This card was inspired by a challenge on the iCopic Lover blog that I would like to enter this card into. The challenge was to color a fancy background and I just loved the coloring grass tutorials. I also did a light blue sky with light filmy white clouds which was difficult to catch in the photo, but you might be able to see it a little bit better in the close up below. It was a fun technique to try!

Other Challenges entered:
Outlawz: Copic/Promarker "Mixed Medium"
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Spring or Easter theme
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Easter theme
Digis With Attitude! - Easter theme
Paper Cutz Challengehand stamped, digital stamped or Cricut cut image of a bunny, lamb, chick or Easter eggs
Stampin' For the Weekend - Easter

Thanks for looking and have a fantabulous day!