Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papercraft Star 163


Challenge 163 at Papercraft Star
this week !

I ended up somewhere out in space on this one.  I had planned to do something with some Monopoly title cards, and I have some really cute game stamps, but of course, I went in a different direction, and chose to highlight the metal aspect.

I tried to photoshop this, but it really messed with the sparkle and off white ribbon.  The truth is that the metal embossed part is actually the same pink as the cardstock, but there is no way I could get it to look right.  So it remains, untouched.

DCWV has new glitter paper that is softer, more pliable, and easier to work with than the usual glitter paper.  I think it has more sparkle too.  I have been making so many fall and Halloween cards it has been a relief to make something completely different.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Life is old there


This card won the Spotlight Artist award at City Crafter !!

It has been one of those kind of weeks.  Doctor visits, a mammogram, and a pre-op trip to the oral surgeon.  Brie is in Ohio, with the Oregon USGA Women's team.  She shot 73 today, par, but her other two days not so hot.  Said she lost two balls in the same 9 holes yesterday, and I honestly do not remember her ever EVER having a lost ball in tournament play.  So while she has been gone, I have seen Spencer a little more frequently.  He is enjoying kindergarten immensely, and signed his first autograph this week.

Today I am posting a card to the City Crafter Challenge.  Here is the photo inspiration

With the colors being aqua, white and silver green...

and I added a little bling on there too !


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Papercraft Star 162


I LOVE the photo from Papercraft Star this week ...

This may be the easiest photo PCS has done this year !

My card ...

I am so happy how this came out.  I wish you could see the stickles on the window, they add so much.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Papercraft Star 161


Papercraft Star celebrates back to school this week !!

Here is the photo ...

Mona Pendleton is our sponsor this week.  Check out the darling clocks, both the stamps and the die cuts are available at  Mona Pendleton Designs at My Favorite Things !

and here is my card this week ...

and a little closer on that clock !

How cute is that !!

Mona will be giving away a great prize this week, so be sure you don't miss it !


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Ok, I am trying !


I just love mixed media work, don't you ?  I see it on Pinterest all the time, and I have the tools, but I need to practice and work at it !

Sooo, today I am entering
just for fun !  I know I am not good at this
yet, but I am sure trying !

Here are the colors ...

and here is my tag ...

Thanks, Sue and Mona, for getting me moving !!


Thursday, September 5, 2013

More blue blue blue


This week at City Crafter

a bird, and some blue !

What a gorgeous photo !

Here is my card ...

Our weather today here in Western Oregon is rain !  Oh, and lots and lots of thunder.  We haven't had a day like this for a long long time.

Spencer started kindergarten this week.  He told his pop that he doesn't have to go to school every day, he gets Saturdays and Sundays off !!!  So he can still come visit us on Sundays !  Isn't it funny the things we sort of forget to tell kids, like they don't have to go every day for the rest of their youth !  

I am walking every day, using my new Fitbit Flex to measure my steps, calories used, miles, sleep patterns etc.  This thing is amazing !  Along with my two new pair of Nike Flex shoes, I am feeling good.

How cute are these !!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Papercraft Star 160


this week
has this photo for inspiration ...

Doesn't that look soooooooo tasty !

Here is my card ...

Come on along and play with us at Papercraft Star this week !!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Scary scary


has a distress/shabby chic requirement this week !

I love Halloween cards.  I always want to go to the dark and scary side, but I am just like Spencer and end up with something a tad bit Scooby-Doo about it.  This one is no exception.  

This one was great fun to make !!


Back to school


This card made top 3 at Shopping Our Stash !

Back to School !!

This week at
Shopping Our Stash (ruler & card stock)

 I thought I would do a vintage card, but this is what came out of my fingers ...

Spencer starts kindergarten today, and we should have warned his teachers how precocious he is.  You never know what will come out of his mouth.

I have always loved back to school time.  When I was a kid it always seemed like a whole fresh start, everything brand new, with limitless possibilities.
When Brie was in school I was mostly happy to have some alone time.
Fall is near once again, and with it all the smells, warm ovens, hot drinks, cozy blankets, books that MUST be read.  I can't wait !!