Thursday, August 15, 2013

10 min dash!

  I am so very excited that I ran across the Pretty Pink Posh  blog again this morning. Somehow when I switched to bloglovin this one got lost. Not sure what happened but glad it is fixed now! I love the idea of creating a card in 10 minutes as I always get stuck when I need a card NOW! Participating in this challenge helps me develop some ideas and skills for those moments. (and they are way too many....) Earlier this week I did a card with a sketch from Seize the Sketch. I knew when I made that card that this would be a sketch that I would use again aad again.
So I had the beginning of a plan.... It is a very good thing that cleaning off a work space is not included in the 10 minutes. I decided on paper and the cupcake was already out from making Joeys card yesterday (see sometimes it pays not to clean up).
I did not own any washi tape when I did my last 10 minute dash... wow that makes a huge difference!!!
I am really happy with the way it came out. Simple but fun!
And I did this in under 8 minutes!! Yes I love washi tape! Thisis the time left!

Thank you Paulina for helping me develop needed skills as a cardmaker.
Thank you all for stopping by and I truly hope you will join in the 10 min dash!

No kitchen sink

  Wow, there is a lot going on with this card! This started as a card for the 52 week challenge at Scrappin-n-chattin. This weeks challenge was a bingo challenge
                                    brad      button     pink
                                   green    lace        flower
                                    bling      white      ribbon
I needed a birthday card for a young man who is dear to me. So I decided that the best choice would be brad green bling. Ok so we have a start. I having a major loss of mojo going on went on a search for a sketch. Before I could get started searching this sketch popped up in my facebook feed, just had to use it!
It is this weeks challenge at Flutter by Wednesdays. Ok so now we have a formula and a sketch but I still need a butterfly or a fairy. So I used my butterfly embossing folder and for good measure a butterfly sticker. So there is a lot going on but I must say my friend Joey is not a CAS type guy so I think he will appreciate all the product stuck on the card!!
Happy birthday Joey!
Have a blessed day.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Make your own journaling tag

  This is the current challenge at week-2-week. I thought that is an easy one for me as I have made my own journaling tags for all of my project life layouts so far, but...... just could not get this layout to come together at all. The more I worked with it the less I liked it. Yesterday, I looked at in awhile and then had a little chat with myself....... I decided that I would finish the layout today no matter if I fell in love with it or not. I had to go back to the reason I wanted to make this particular page. Neal just turned 4 and he absolutely loves to play with the digital camera. I let him go for it every so often. It was raining this day so it was interesting to see his perspective indoors. I think he has a good eye and always am amazed when I go back and look at his pictures (maybe he can teach Grandma!!)
I used almost exclusively BoBunny Mamarazzi papers and embellishments on this page.

 I made the title card and the journal card in MTC.

 I am also going to enter this into a monthly challenge at scrappin-n-chattin (a yahoo group).
The challenge was to use 1 camera, 2 circles, and 3 staples as embellishments. This is the first time I had even heard of using staples. I do not have any of those cool colored ones (yep I googled it) so I colored mine with my Bic Mark its, nope it does not bleed or rub off, who knew!
 Thank you for taking a moment to share my life with my grandchildren. They bring me so much joy I hope that you have enjoyed them too!
Have a blessed fy!

A new card challenge (for me)

  A friend in my yahoogroup scrappin-n-chattin shared the challenge site Seize the Sketch recently. It was not one I had visited before and I really love the current sketch.
I just thought it had so many great possibilities.  I think I will use this sketch often.
This is my CAS take on this sketch.

We recently were invited to the beach with friends who own a condo. This is the  card I made to thank them for their generosity!
Thank you so very much for taking the time to visit my blog.
Take a moment to count your blessings.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mojo Monday sketch 305 (and a contest!)

  I absolutely fell in love with this sketch. I see this being one of my go to's when I need a quick card. My precious Olivia turns 12 this week and she is into purple and zebra print. Hope she likes her card!!

And here is my take. I went with super simple as I thought that would be appropriate. Her gift from me is going to be a trip to Washington DC when the weather cools down. Hoping to buy plane tickets this week I am so very excited! Will have plenty to scrap after that trip!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your blessings are many.