5/27/2010 11:12:00 PM Edit This 3 Comments »

Tomorrow is a special day for so many reasons. First of all, it is my daughter's 28th birthday. She is my first-born and has had so many struggles in her life. She has overcome many obstacles to be where she is today, and I am so proud of her strength, grace, and courage. Later I will post some pics from her celebration.

It is also a special day because I am meeting a friend for breakfast. She now lives out of state and is visiting her family for the weekend. I haven't seen her for many years, but we recently reconnected on facebook. I can't wait to see her and to catch up. She is also a scrapbooker and a cardmaker. I made this little card for her. The image is one that I had in a stash of stamped images, and I colored it using Prismacolor pencils. The background CS is from the DCWV Pocket Full of Posies stack. The sentiment is from TAC. I hope that my friend likes it!

I've also entered this at the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog Challenge #54: Bright and Cheerful. You should check out all of the fun creations there!

SPCC #49

5/24/2010 12:46:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 5 Comments »

This week's color combo at Samantha's SPCC is so bright and joyful. You should check out the fun examples from the talented designers. And Samantha always has a wonderful prize for the winner of the challenge, so why don't you see what you can come up with?

I made this fun Father's Day project for my DH, using a pattern I got from Heather (although I made a few impromptu changes - a.k.a. mistakes). The stamps are from TAC's Celebrate Him and That Guy sets. I made the pattern paper from white CS and a swirl stamp using three different colors of ink. The small shaped tags were cut using Nestabilities Label 1 (also available from TAC). If you like what you see, be sure to check out my TAC website!

SPCC #47 and Heather's Sketch #113

5/10/2010 01:20:00 AM Posted In , Edit This 4 Comments »
I thought that I'd sneak in a card here in the midst of a crazy-busy schedule. Just gave me a chance to create a bit. This week is finals week for me. I teach 5 classes, and will have about 200 final exams to grade. I will need to take a few creativity breaks! As if things weren't mad enough, I have managed to catch a miserable cold (I still don't know why we say "catch", because I sure didn't pursue it). I know, I know, do I want some cheese with that whine? Maybe I need to call a whaaaa-mbulance. Whatever!

This little card uses the SPCC color combo #47: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, and Bermuda Bay - gorgeous combo, in my book! You should really see what you can come up with for this combo and enter it over at Samantha's blog. She always has a lovely prize for the winner! For this card, I used Heather's sketch #113. She has a new sketch every week. I love all of the layers on this sketch. To make it more fun, I added a lot of texture with Cuttlebug folders. I cut the little label shape with my new favorite Nestabilities, and the stamped image is from The Angel Company (TAC). It is from the set Everyday Cuties - a huge set with lots of adorable images. I got it in my starter set from TAC, and I can't wait to use more of them. I colored the image with watercolor pencils, and then used a water brush - fun, fun, fun!

Well, I hope that you'll check out those other blogs. And no matter how busy you are, take a little time for yourself!