Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Color Challenge

Here's the card I made for Courtney's Color Challenge. The challenge was to make a card using real red, pink passion, and chocolate chip. I don't think the scan is very good for this card but it's the best I'm going to do tonight. Shovelling snow (see my earlier post today) has got me tired this evening. Must be time for bed! Thanks for checking out the latest!

Happy inking,


Snow, snow, and more snow...

It's been snowing for almost two days straight now and after so many ice storms this winter and no snow our "wish" finally came true. We got more than a foot of the lovely white stuff. It's finally stopped falling here and hopefully that will be it for a while. I shoveled part of the driveway last night but we got almost a foot overnight so it was back to shovelling this afternoon.

We had an unprecedented day off today from Indiana University. It hardly ever closes, but it did today. Hopefully I'll get to play with some cards this evening. For those of you in the tropics, enjoy the scenery and send some warm air our way, PLEASE!

The top two pictures were taken out my front door while it was still snowing this morning. The bottom picture is taken from our back door off the deck. It's not often that we get this much snow at one time. Until next time... thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Spiderman Valentine Mailbox and more chances to win...

I wanted to send our nephew, Henry, something special for Valentine’s Day. So I picked up a mailbox at Target in the $1 Spot and decorated it with one of Henry’s favorite characters, Spiderman! It was great fun making this. I didn’t want it to be your typical frilly valentine. I was hoping it would be something that he could use all year long.

The red, white and blue paper is from Hobby Lobby. The Spiderman is a decoupage sheet from my friend Angie. Thanks a bunch Angie! And I decorated the back with the “You Rock” stamp from Sweet and Sassy stamp set called Dino-Mite . I won this set earlier this month from Lorie’s blog. Thanks, Lorie!

Now on to how you can win more blog candy. The first blog candy is located on Lora’s blog. Check it out. She’d love for you to visit and participate in her blog candy.

The second blog candy is from Sarah. Visit her blog , see the nice prize package, and check out the details.

I have more cards that I did over the weekend but I’ll save that for later. Thanks for visiting!

Happy inking,

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Birthday Organizer and More….

Last weekend I ran into a blog entry that challenged the Papertrey Ink design team to share their ideas for being organized in getting birthday cards in the mail and on time! So I decided I wanted to take the challenge but take it a step further. I needed a system to keep my cards organized as well as be able to organize my birthday and anniversary cards. So this post is all about what I’ve worked out.

I bought a box of Clementines last weekend and decided to use the box to help me organize.

The first thing I did was cover the box to make it looked presentable. Here’s what I came up with.

I made dividers for birthdays and anniversaries. When I finish a card for that particular month or a particular person I can store it behind the right divider.

I also made dividers for extra cards that I make, not made exactly for a certain person. That way if I need a certain kind of card in a hurry, I can look behind the right divider.

My categories include birthday, fall, get well, Christmas, sympathy, thank you, baby, wedding, valentine, and all occasion. I may add more as I go through the year. I tried to stamp something that would remind me each category. Several of them I used Stampin’ Up!’s set Pun Fun.

So after I added the birthday month dividers to the box, I had my final product.

Thanks to the Papertrey Ink design team who gave me the incentive to get organized in 2009. Hope you’ve enjoyed my project. Take the challenge and get organized for 2009. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy inking,


Monday, January 12, 2009

Recycled Items

On Courtney's blog I saw a challenge to use an item that could be recycled to make a card. I often find things in strange places that I think would look great on a card. So here's my attempt at using a section from a tissue box that we emptied this past weekend.

The background is from the tissue box. I used dark blue cardstock for accents. The scallop punch was used to do the border. The rose is from A year in flowers by Melanie Muenchinger, one of my favorite sets! I used the Scor-Pal to emboss lines on the right side of the card. I colored the rose, stem, and leaves with Kooh-i-nor Woodless pencils. Love them too.

I had computer problems over the weekend so I wasn't able to post, but it gave me more time to work on cards. So I have lots of things to share this week. Thanks for stopping by today; stop back soon.

Happy inking,

Thursday, January 8, 2009

SNSS Sketch Challenge Entry

I've been practicing coloring. I'm far from really good at it but maybe if I keep practicing, I'll get better at it. I made this card for the Sweet 'n Sassy Sketch Challenge this week. I haven't entered too many challenges before but this one looked like fun. And of course, practicing will help.
Here's a picture of the full card:

And here's the recipe:
Stamped rose image from A year of flowers by Melanie Muenchinger and colored with Kor-i-Noor woodless pencils.
Sentiment from Say it with flowers by Melanie Muenchinger.
Background paper by The Paper Studio.

So far so good with my New Year's resolution to post to my blog more often. There are plenty of things to keep me busy so hopefully I'll keep up with my resolution. Hope everyone is safe and warm. I've heard rumblings that another winter storm is headed our way, just in time for the weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Come back and visit soon!

Happy inking,

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SNSS Sketch Challenge

I have never before done challenges and actually posted them somewhere and I've done two this week. It's kind of exciting. Maybe the blog candy win has gone to my head! I love creating a card from a sketch. There is just something about it that gives me enough of a push to say "I can do this!" So this was a sketch challenge from the Sweet 'n Sassy Release party from last Friday. I've included a picture of the sketch. Hope you like it!

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Monday, January 5, 2009

SNS Color Challenge

I made this card for the Sweet 'n Sassy Color Challenge from their release party last Friday. Since I just found their blog and web site, I don't have any of their stamps to use so I used a set call A Year of Flowers. I love that set.The challenge was to use the colors white, black, red, grey and pink. Hope you like my card!
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

My First Ever Blog Candy Win!

I've certianly started the New Year out right. Over the weekend I found out I'd won my first ever blog candy. Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps had a new release Friday evening and to celebrate they were giving away some of the new stamp sets. I participated in their blog hop and found out on Saturday that I had won the Dino-Mite Stamp Set from Lorie Ames' blog. I'm very excited about winning this blog candy. Can't wait to try out the new set when it arrives! Thank you to Lorie and the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Design Team. I will definitely be participating more often with this group. I've made two cards to enter into their challenges but I'm having scanner issues so as soon as I get those loaded on my computer I'll share them. Thanks again SNSS!
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Happy New Year 2009!

Life can get in the way of blogging! But I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and my wishes to you for a very Happy New Year. Several of the blogs I read are talking about resolutions. And I thought my #1 resolution should be to improve me blog. Posting more often will certainly help! My #2 resolution is to use my craftiness to help others. I love making cards for the military and have sent numerous cards to agencies that send cards to them. I hope to do that more often this year and maybe branch out to help others also.

I wanted to share some of the beautiful hand-made Christmas cards I received. So here goes:

This card is from a young girl that I've known for a very long time. Audrey does lovely work for one so young. I'm pleased that she enjoys making cards. She made this card for her family to send for Christmas. Great job, Audrey!

This card is from a friend from the Yahoogroup Making Greeting Cards. Thanks so much Bev. I love the colors!

This card is from my friend Elaine Long. I can't imagine the amount of work she put into this card. It's just amazing!

This lovely card was from a swap that I did with the Making Greeting Cards Yahoogroup. Holly sent me this card from the UK. It certainly brightened my day. A huge thank you to Holly!

I'll post more cards in a little while. This post will get too long if I do all of them at one time. Be back later with more.
Happy Inking,
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