Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just checking in

WOW!! life has been crazy busy!! I started taking week ends off to do things with DH and man he is taking advantage. Right now I am just waiting for the call to say all is ready to go spend the day at the lake. It is going to be a hot one too!! Have hardly had a moment to even check in. Going to have my granddaughter this week and have my daughters 3 dogs while she is studying abroad sooo Hoping to be back in the groove soon.

In the meantime I wanted to share this wedding card. the wedding was kinda a mix of vintage and bohemian. so tried to catch that in the card. It was fun to be able to in cooperate a pic from their special day.

Have a blessed day!
will be checking in soon with a 250 follower giveaway
hugs, Brenda

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Food for thought

I am entering this in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday challenge. This weeks challenge is titled food for thought. You should jump on over to her blog and see lots of awesome creations and even get a bit of inspiration.
I know this is not very "thoughtful" but I am figuring that all the pineapples put it in the food category. My youngest grandson is turning 2. I can hardly believe it. I would really like to know the science behind the truth that grandchildren grow up faster than your children do.Flying Un
I am also going to enter this is the Die cut challenge at the Flying Unicorn forum. If you have not visited this forum I highly recommend you check it out. The beautiful things that are in the gallery make my jaw drop! I am thrilled to be able to learn from these incredible artists.
I am making 2 banners for his birthday party. And of course he has to have a birthday card!! Here is the banner that I did for the party theme.

This is a close up of one of the pineapples. I had no idea that Spongebob lives in a pineapple! This was the part that I had the most fun with. I cut the pineapple out of plain brown and wrapped it with goldish organza. Then added some yellow stickles.The port hole and door are two different silver papers with some faded jeans stickles.

Sponge bob is a file from the MTC gallery and Patrick is a coloring book page that I imported into MTC and created a cut file.

Now here is the card that I created for him for the special day.
I am so excited that I will be flying out tomorrow to go to his party! WOOHOO!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1Peter 5:7

hugs, Brenda

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What a give away

Abby at My Scrap Stuff is giveaway a BUNCH of stamps, You need to head on over and check them out. Just a comment gets your name in the running. Whle you are there look around she has some really adorable scrapbook pages.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This card was done for the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky. . I have so much I should be doing before the next 2 trips (more about that later) but was inspired by the card that Lisa the guest designer did for this challenge, so just had to play. I just found out yesterday that I am going to be able to attend my MIL's 91st birthday party and a bigger fashionista never existed. So, this is her card.

This is the front

This is the inside

This was hard to photograph because of the acrylic windows and the glitz but I hope you can get an idea.
I designed the french doors in MTC
I used the Sewing materials svgs from Shery K Designs for the white dress and the clothes hangers.
The red and zebra shoes are from a file in the MTC gallery.
All other cuts are from the Forever Young cartridge.
Both of the stamps are from Kristal Andrew.
The outside is from "Positive Thoughts"
The inside is from Fashionable Friends"
I just love her stamps and the fact that for each set sold a dollar is giving to a charitable organization. Bless you Kristal.

Thank you so much for taking a look.
This day will never return so make the most of it!
hugs, Brenda

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A quick card

I really should be cleaning my house. After my week away and hubby and puppy at home it is a desperate situation but.... I missed my crafting sooooo much just keep coming back in the room and cannot leave. So here it is the sketch challenge at OWH n

And here is my card
I am also going to enter this in the "Slice of summer" challenge at Paper This And That. Run over and check it out the prize is a really cute mini album.
The digi stamp is from scrappydew

Thank you for sharing your day with me.
I wish you many blessings.
hugs, Brenda

Fourth of July

Okay can it be I did a scrapbook page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thought they were going to be just a memory for me. I took 616 pictures on my recent road trip with DD. We had SO MUCH FUN. I am very thankful for the experience. So I really felt like I had to do something with them. I am challenging myself to get a scrapbook of the trip done in 30 days. I am happy to say I have started. I am going to enter this in 2 challenges. Getting Cricky Simply Sunday challenge was to do a summer project, not much more summery than the Fourth of July. Cooking with Cricut was anything goes as long as it has a cricut cut... that was easy. Everything in this layout was cut with my cricut.

the fourth of July title and the firecracker were both from a set that Kristal at Getting Cricky gave as a Friday Freebie this week. Thank you Kristal!! The firecrackers say Navy Pier Chicago... this had so much glare it was a difficult piece to photograph.

Thank you so much for stopping by and remember you only get to live today one time.
hugs, Brenda