Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hi There...

 I want to thank Mary H. at Carolina Cards for passing on this Liebster Award to me. She is very sweet and  has a lovely blog. Please take a moment to visit her. Mary, thank you, I am tickled pink!!!

This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these blogs.

Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!

Here are five awesome blogs that I think you should check out:
1.  Jeanette
2. Gale
4. Susan
5. Shanni

 I hope you'll visit each blog and check out all the wonderful projects they have posted.  Thanks again, Mary for the nomination and I hope you will all pay it forward!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teenage Masculine Celebrate card

I thought this would be a great teenage boy Celebrate or Birthday card. I was racking my brain trying to come up with a card design for the Twisted Tuesday challenge this week and decided on this. It's amazing how pressure can make you creative! I needed something quick and something that would work with our challenge theme, which is:

Use a button or brad on your creation this week.
The TWIST- Use paper piercing on your creation

This is also a one layer card with one embellishment which is, of course, the button. Can you see the paper piercing? I paper pierced four stars on here, see if you can find all of them. 

I used the stamp set Extreme Elements from Stampin' Up! on this card with a simple primary color theme: red, yellow, and blue! 
What do you think? I would love to hear any comments. As always, thanks for visiting!
I also hope you pop on over to Twisted Tuesday Challenges and take part in the challenge. I would love to see what you come up with!

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
Make It Monday #128-Anything Goes
Everyday is an Occasion -Sunday {Fun}day #6-Anything Goes

Monday, February 18, 2013

I made this card for the challenge on Sunny Challenges and Creations. They have an easy sketch and they are asking that you use some of your free sale-a-bration products from Stampin'Up! I used the embossing folder I got. I also used a paper rose that I made from instructions from  Stamping Shanni, a blog friend that I discovered. She has beautiful paper roses! I gave it a try but I have to practice more. 

This is the sketch:

I also used the Inspiration picture/color theme from Cupcake Inspirations challenge #198. Here it is:

I used my colors from Stampin'Up! since I don't have the brand that they are using here. My colors are 
Pool Party, So Saffron, and Wisteria Wonder

I am also entering the following challenge:
Make It Monday #128-Anything Goes

Monday, February 11, 2013

A card with Music

This is a One Layer Card. I came across this challenge on Less is More. There are some really lovely cards made with just one layer. I was inspired so I decided to join in on the fun. 

The challenge is this:
It's that certain week once more where our challenge is to make a
 One Layer Card
This time we would like you include some reference to

so, I used a stamp set from Stampin' Up! that is retired now, but I haven't used it much, and it fits this theme just wonderfully!

The words say this:
"Where words fail, music speaks"
Hans Christian Andersen

I stamped and embossed with copper embossing powder on Kraft paper. The picture was taken with a flash so it doesn't look like Kraft paper but it is. The first picture is more accurate on the colors. The shiny embossing doesn't show very well either. Oh, some day I'll learn how to fix this! For now, thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pool Party and Pink Pirouette

(If you click on the picture it looks a lot better)  I got a chance this weekend to make a few cards. I made this one for Valentines Day and for the challenge over at Dynamic Duos.

The colors are very soft and I thought about using them on white but changed my mind and tried them out on Kraft paper instead. I like how it turned out. I am very challenged by the one layer cards and also thought that I would try to make one. Here is the result. 

I'd also like to enter this into the:
 Make It Monday challenge #127-always Anything Goes  and 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Couples Black Tie

Twisted Tuesday has a new challenge! It is Couples Black Tie. 


 My 15th wedding anniversary is this week. So, to keep in the spirit of that :) make something for a loving couple. It can be an anniversary card, Valentine card, house warming creation, a scrap page of the happy couple, whatever you like.


Include the color black, preferably ribbon or lace, but anything black will do :)

So, I made this card. I tried to keep it simple. I hope you like it. Happy Anniversary to Melina! 

I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Make It Monday #126 -Anything Goes (mine is #134)
Papertake Weekly Challenge-Anything Goes (mine is #37)
Lady Anne's Challenges-Anything Goes (mine is #240)