Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Balloon Birthday Card

Hello my scrappy friends!  Quick post today!  A birthday card for my daughter's friend who is turning 13 tomorrow!  Such a great age....mood swings, acne, attitude...such a wonderful
 age!!  God bless those parents of teens!

This card will be entered in the Fab Friday challenge #116  and in the 

STAMPlorations Theme and Sketch challenge.

Both of these challenges are color challenges...note the inside of this card for another warm color stamped balloon...a reddish color stamped off, SU! Berry Burst.

One more challenge, Dies R Us, using layers!
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hey, Friend

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick card here for you today.  Recently a scrappy friend and her 17 years old daughter lost their husband and father.  I'm still reeling from the loss, the anguish, the loss of words for them.  I find myself worried beyond belief when my husband travels, which is often.  I find myself hugging longing and expressing my love for others often, especially my kids, who I think, are getting a little tired of the love.  Teens, you know!  But I think they understand, for which I am most grateful.  

I've finally decided upon a card, colors, sentiment for a card to express my love for my friend.  I've used SU! stamps Orange Blossom, SU! Fresh Flowers pp and SU! Ombre Ribbon.  Finally using some SU! stash!

I'll be entering this card into the following challenges:

Stick it DownStick it Down - card challenge - card sketch

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap - card #101 - card sketch

Always Playing with PaperAlways Playing with Paper - Challenge #90 (Inspirations) - The flowers and colors were my inspiration...just so pretty!!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Make sure to love and hug your family as often as possible, you won't regret it!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Anniversary Card

Hello again my scrappy friends! My sister and BIL's wedding anniversary was a few weeks ago.  We are a family who likes to drink alcohol!  We drink for several occasions....birthday parties, holidays.  As I'm writing this I'm thinking people will think we are drunks! We are not, I assure you!  My dad and my husband have been know to make their own beer from time to time.  Dad, Hubby and BIL have been known to travel throughout NJ looking for different beers.  When my husband travels for work, he is always sure to bring home some new beers to taste!  Its fun tasting new things!  I encourage you to try something new!

Anyway, to my card.  Anniversary....another time to drink, I mean celebrate!!  This card was made with scraps I had in my stash and SU! Mixed Drinks stamp set!

I'll be entering this card into these challenges:

Fab Friday - Challenge #115 
This is the sketch I used for my card:

Mix It Up Challenge BlogMIUCB #3 - Anything Goes + Distressing -Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool - or both) - I used both ink and tool distressing!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!

Turning 5

Hello my scrappy friends!  Today I'm sharing a layout I made the other day celebrating my daughter's 5th birthday.  Seems so long ago....she is now 13.  I assume those of you with teens, even newly turned, understand my anguish!  I really don't know what happened!  My sister had a 4th of July party on Sunday.  My daughter was in the pool and as I walked past the window from inside the house, I had to take a step back to see who was in the pool!  Surely it wasn't my baby girl?!?  My BIL mentioned to someone else about seeing my daughter in the pool...what neighbor girl is that?  She definitely has changed through out the years but absolutely the most this past year.  Sigh...I miss my babies!

OK, time to turn back time to her 5th birthday party!!  Such fun times!  Seems as though this year she received most of what she wanted and her smiles show how happy she was!!  Cricut cartridge Mickey Font was used for the title, various paper scraps, stickers and gems for decoration.

This LO will be entered into the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2Bitten By The Bug: Red, White and Blue (or Patriotic) - All of the colors were used for this LO!

another freaking scrappy challenge ... Use Old paper from you Stash -  All of the papers, stickers, gems are old....stickers and gems need glue since the original glue dried up!  Now that's old!!

Mix It Up Challenge BlogMIUCB #3 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Distressing (ink or tool - or both) - I did both...distressed (tool and ink) the edges of patterned papers and inked the title.

Scrap Our Stash ChallengeScrap Our Stash - Tic-Tac-Toe board - I used the top row.....Number-Colors (red, white, blue)-Twine.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments!  Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Some Teacher Cards

Hello my scrappy friends!  Happy Summer!  My kids' last day of school was this past Friday so this week we are lounging around playing video and card games.  Well, they are....I am still cleaning and shopping and cooking and...well you know, mom stuff!  My daughter asked me, last minute, to make teacher cards for her, so of course I did.  

The flowers were stamped using SU! stamp set Flower Patch (now retired!) and coordinating framelets.  The decorative stamps were SU! Delicate Details

Always Playing with PaperThis card was inspired by Always Playing with Paper blog challenge #88, Keywords.  I chose the words flowers and bright. 

TIME OUT ChallengesThis card is also going to be added the the Time Out Challenge #86, Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards.  

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Card

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been a very slow month for scrapping and card making but I've made a quick card for my aunt's birthday.  I sure hope she doesn't follow me here!  LOL

I used SU! inks, lots of colors, and stamps, Avant-Garden, for the flowers.  The sentiment stamps are from STAMPlorations set Groovy Shoes.  Love this set...great sentiments font and flowers and groovy shoes!

This card will be entered into these following online challenges:

STAMPlorations May Challenge
-  Stamps and Alphabets - I went with the stamps, not the alphabets.

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap card sketch #98 - A great sketch!  The flowers  were my inspiration!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
- #214, this challenge, once again, gave me inspiration from the flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving some comments!  Have a wonderful day!!


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

1 amazing horsey

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's been so long since I've been tends to get in the way sometimes!   I recently completed a layout from several years ago...can't figure the exact year but knowing which house, it was between 2006-2008.  So long ago, I really miss my kids at these ages, about 3 and 4 years old, now they are just about 13 (this Sunday) and 14 years!  Still great kids, I just miss the younger years.  I think my husband's back would break if he tried being a horsey now for these two! LOL

Excuse my carpet being so prominent....couldn't crop it properly!  I used various papers from My Minds Eye and DCWV.  Cricut cartridges Accent Essentials and All Mixed Up were used for the hexagons and title, respectively.    Wooden embellishments were from a little baggie I won a while back.  Journaling will be added to the orange triangle.

Some blog challenges I'll be entering:
The Paper Players
The Paper Players - #342 - Tic-Tac-Toe:  I used diagonal, Circle-Die Cut-Flower (in the pp)

Connie Can Crop
Connie Can Crop - Spring Fling Cyber Crop Challenge #1: Create a project that has something jumping off the page.  Although not quite jumping, the wooden hexagons and word cluster are popped up using pop dots.

Sketch ~N~ ScrapSketch-N-Scrap FB 5th Birthday Crop -  Sketch challenge...with some liberties taken. 

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fantastic day!!