Thursday, February 10, 2011

Funny Valentine

I think everyone has love on the brain this week! I cannot believe how many blog challenges out there are asking for red, pink, hearts, love, love, love!! So today, I am sharing the love. I am trying to plan for this weekend's Valentine's Day Dinner with the family. We decided collectively to eat on Saturday, with the 5 of us each choosing one part of the meal to make. DD1 is making dessert, DD3 is making salad, DD2 still undecided, Hubby is in charge of meat, and I am choosing twice baked potatoes. I am very excited about this, see our entire family has really gotten into cooking! We have become addicts to Food Network anything, Cake Boss, Top Chef, anything related to baking/cooking. Yummy!

Kristen passed my way some great Bo Bunny Love Bandits paper she had lying around and I just had a ball making the girls their cards. Now I need to come up with something for Hubby- romantic, funny, cute....still undecided. Maybe blog surfing the Valentines challenges will get my mojo cooking!LOL!

Crazy 4 Challenges: #73, valentines
Crazy Challenge: #53, Lots of love
Totally Stampalicious: 3 hearts
Crafty Cardmakers: #39, hearts
Cupcake craft challenges: #128 seeing red
Paper Play Time: #37 cupid or hearts
Cute Card Thursday: #151 hearts and flowers
stamp with fun: #97 Love
My time to Craft Challenge: #127 hearts and flowers
For Fun Challenge: hearts
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Getting Creative with Shapes

I have been in a very creative mood lately, trying different techniques and varying my card shapes. Next week, I am hosting a Folding Card Workshop, highlighting "thinking out of the box" card shapes. The easiest one to change is the Stair Step fold. This card uses a 5.5 x 12" cardstock, scored on the 2", 5" and 8" marks, valley/mountain fold. As you can see by the first photo, it easily fits into a standard envie since the card is 4.25 x 5.5". It is also easy to decorate using larger pieces of scrap paper.

Supplies: CTMH cardstock, ink, stamps. Glitter on B'fly, 3d foam tape, Kaiser craft dew drops. DP is misc from scrap bag.

It is for the following challenges:
crazy challenges #52, Happy Birthday and it is this blogs 1yr anniversary
Claudia and company #73, unique fold
Anything challenge: butterflies
my time to craft challenge: #126 flourishes
papertake weekly: anything goes, extra: flowers
for fun challenges: snow or spring? i choose spring!
sew many challenges: #42 anything goes
sweet stamping challenge: spring flowers
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Love Grows

I cannot believe that we are in February already, my oldest DD is choosing classes for HIGH SCHOOL next year, getting ready for taxes, and thinking spring. We have birthdays galore over the next few months and my sister and I are getting things together for our big vendor fair in April. Whew- I am tired already!

The weather here today in PA, ice, ice and more ice. It is now melting like crazy- however, I am hoping that the arborvetae surrounding the property recover. They look like such sad little creatures, all bent over, like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. 8 foot 'trees' now bent to about 4 feet....... so, another day off from school: kids are reading, playing games, and I am crafting!

This card was so much fun to make! Kristen, my wonderful generous sister, lent me this Poppy Stamp from Hero Arts, and I am in love! Coloring in with pencils, using copics to blend- pop dotting and glitter, oh my! She also made this fabulous crinkled ribbon- lettuce green is the color. She is running at Etsy sale on all of her colored seam binding ribbon- check it out, to get to her store.....

I made my own background paper, using a Teresa Collins stamp, harlequin diamonds, stamping tone on tone in blush ink. Kraft paper for matting, green and pink cardstock from CTMH. Misc heart button, nylon string, and prisma glitter, pink stickles, doodlebug glitter brads round out the embellishments factors on this card.

Entering the following challenges:

the Shabby Tea Room #47: Get Creative, no patterned paper, stamping only and to make all embellishments
for fun challenges: more snow? spring? which one?

tuesday taggers: feel the love theme

totally stampalicious: Hello Card- anything but a birthday greeting

flourishes timeless tuesday: #103, valentines creation (the heart button and love sentiment make this card a unique take on the typical heart card)
papertake weekly: anything goes, extra option flowers
paperplay challenges: #4, layer it up!

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