Monday, January 30, 2012

so lucky to have YOU

I made this card for the February Card Challenge for Theme, which is Luck/St. Patrick's Day and for Color, which were Apple Tones.. which you can see here, from Design Seeds.

For this card I got inspiration from Amber Daigre's "Birthday Bro Card" on page 45 of the January/February issue of Paper Crafts.

I used Cosmo Cricket tiny type stickers and American Crafts Forest Chipboard Thickers.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January Card Challenge Cards!

Even though I host the Card Challenge every month on, I don't think I've ever completed all the cards for the month! Sad, isn't it? I know it is, so this year I hope it changes! I only have one more to go and hopefully I can pull it off on Monday night before the challenges ends!

Of course I did them all within 4 days of each other, not all during the month since I ran out of time! So I'm going to share all of them with you right now. Get ready... there's a bunch!

These were all made for the girl who does my hair, Andrea. She gives cards to her husband and sends them to work and such! I trade her for a hair cut and since I needed my hair cut, I needed to get a move on! lol.

I used Clean & Simple Sketch #174 for this card.

I used Sassafras Lass' "Indie Girl", Stampin' Up's "Comfort Food" Stamp and some Timber Brown Stazon Ink.

This card was also made for the Card Challenge for Theme - Valentine's Day.

This is the sketch I made for the January Card Challenge. February won't take as long to post, promise! As always, feel free to use this for your own personal use!

This card was also made for the Card Challenge for Sketch & Bonus - Create a card having something to do with food or drinks.

I used Basic Grey's "Hopscotch" line and their "Cup of Tea" Stamp Set.

This card was also made for the Card Challenge for Theme - Valentine's Day.

I used Heidi Swapp's "Love" Corner Stamps for this and placed them closed together and filled it in with heart stamps I had to make a small collage.

I used Stampin' Up cardstock, a Singo white gel pen and some Zva tiny rhinestones!

This card was also made for the Card Challenge for Theme - Valentine's Day.

I made this card from the January/February issue of Paper Crafts Magazine from the sketch on page 24 by Kim Kesti.

I used all 3 Birds Rub-ons for this card, Stampin' Up cardstock and a tiny Zva rhinestone.

This card was also made for the Card Challenge for Theme, Technique & Product.

This was such a fun technique to try! It makes a wonderful finished product, try it out!!

I used Bo Bunny's "Crazy Love" Collection.

This card was also made for the Card Challenge for Technique.

Don't you love that whale? It's from Autumn Leaves.

I lifted the sentiment from the January/February 2012 Paper Crafts Magazine. I lifted it from Veronica Zails "Cross an Ocean" Card on page 44.

I was out of N's so I changed a "V" into an "N".

Last but not least I made this for the Card Challenge for Theme. It's a simple one that I just love!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chalkboard Technique!

I wanted to try the Chalkboard Technique that I found on Splitcoaststampers. I liked it so much that I made two cards with it and will defiantly be using the technique again! I used Pebbles Inc. Chalk on the image, but I used Pearlescent Chalks. Even though I love the look of it, I think it may be better with regular chalk because you can see a little shimmer all over the black cardstock.

This card is also for the February Card Challenge for Technique.

For this card I used sketch 142 at The Sweet Stop. This week was a sketch with a spin.. to create a non-traditional Valentine's Day. I turned the sketch on it's side because it worked better with my image. What do you think?

I used the Pearlescent Chalks on this card also.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our 1st Anniversary!

A year ago on the 8th of January, I met the love of my life. Did I know it was love from the beginning? For sure. In April of last year I wrote Joey, 3 months after meeting him, a loonnng letter telling him how excited I was for our future and how there was no doubt in my mind we'd be together until forever. I gave it to him on the 8th of this year.. Still excited by the way, lol.

This photo is from our first date at The Kitchen in Pasadena. We look so young... it's crazy.

This is from my family's annual Christmas Party... even got a smile out of him, that doesn't happen in photos too often!!

He is sweet enough to save all the cards I make him in a shoe box in his closet. Hey, as long as they're not thrown away!! I made him a gift one time, maybe you remember it... it was made out of a deck of cards and it was 52 songs that made me think about us.. Well, there was no way I was going to let that sit in a shoe box, so I took it back, lol. It's now displayed in my room!

So anyway! I used the Sketch for Submission on Scrapbook News and Review for this month, this is my entry. I always call Joey, Joesteph, so I thought that was fitting!

Boy cards are hard enough for me, but a boy card AND an Anniversary card all in one.. watch out.

Christmas Thank Yous!

Here are some of Christmas Thank You Cards! I am a big believer in sending thank you cards for Christmas!! It is a lift from Abby's (Oceans972 on "Celebrate" Card. Her card is the card picked to be lifted for The January Card Challenge.

This card is also for the January Card Challenge for Color. I used Basic Grey & Echo Park on this one... I think they go together really well!

For these two cards I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #150.. I just love her sketches!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

First post of 2012? Yikes!

I had this plan in my head that at the beginning of the year I'd have a plan to make blogs posts at least twice a week.. with sketches and videos too. How much of that have I done? Zip!

It seems that 2012 has decided to go even faster than 2011! But, in my defense, I haven't been home much since the New Year!

On New Years Eve, the boyfriend and I and our friend Paulina went to Disneyland to ring in the New Year. Who's insane idea was that?! Oh, that's right, mine. It was so incredibly packed, which we knew it would be, but I've never seen anything like it there! Look at that!!

I took my niece a week later...

Day and night! After they end Christmas at Disneyland is the best time to go! I can't even tell you the difference... LOVE the beginning of January at Disneyland!!

I got the greatest idea a couple days ago that I would like to share with you! I've made a couple comic book wallets and thought... why not use a Disneyland map? So, I did!

Cards on are their way for tomorrow!