Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mojo Monday 136

This is my second ever entry into a Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I absolutely love the layout, and you could choose square or circle. My only problem was the color scheme I wanted to go with! I cut enough pieces for 3 cards, all different colors, and stayed with this one. I took a little advice from Monica at Hambo and glued my ribbon on this time! Tying a ribbon is the bane of my existence. I'm glad I made it, though. I love the way it turned out.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dahlia Garden

I love Fort Bragg, Ca. Foghorns wake you up in the morning, and the sea sings you to sleep at night. Full of sea salt, trees, and hippies, it's one of my favorite places to go. They have a HUGE botanical garden and within it lies a garden of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen, Dahlias. I found them by being a part of a wedding in the middle of all these breathtaking blooms. There were literally hundreds, all different colors and sizes, some with happy little bumble bees working in them. I went crazy and took pictures of almost every single flower there. The pictures hang in my kitchen, and now they adorn Mother's Day cards. My friend actually suggested it, and I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it before. Not only was this card easy, quick, and fun to make, but it brought me back to the peace I found in that place. I can't wait to go back.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hogs & Sketches Challenge #7 April 2010

I have been having a blast playing along with the Hambo monthly challenges. So far I've won quite a few awesome digis. Here is my entry for this months sketch challenge. After last month's recipe challenge I was glad to do a sketch again. I love this silly birds digi. Colored with Copics(what else?), and Stickles. I have to admit, I cannot tie a bow to save my own hide. This purple bow gave me such grief. I'm glad it looks this good in the picture, because not two minutes after it fell apart, and so did I. I have since re-tied the bow, and let's hope it stays long enough to make it to it's intended destination. Get on over to the Hambo blog and check out the challenges. They're super fun, you can enter as many times as you want, and you get a chance to score some free rubbah or digis!

Aries Artist

My friend Simonne is an Aries, and loves being one so much she throws an Aries party every year. We know a few other people with birthdays in the same month, so they all gather as well to celebrate being Ram tough. Simonne has always been a very talented and creative person. She sews, draws, sings, writes, etc. I got this sentiment from a stamp swap at Smeared and Smudged. To be honest I never thought I'd have a place to use it, but when Simonne's birthday came up it was clear where this was going. She definitely is an artist. I've had this cute Ketto image for a while, colored and ready to go with my Copics. I'm digging the yellow.

Alexis & Annabella

Alexis is one of my many "kids". Her Mom being one of my long time besty's. I've known her since she was a kid. She always called me her mentor, and even said I was her inspiration for piercing her lip. This, of course, being back when my face was covered in all kinds of shiny things in odd places. Piercings (well most of 'em) out, tattoos growing, fast forward and Alexis is pregnant with #2. Annabella will be here in June, and this is the card I made for her homecoming. I colored this super cute Dustin Pike image with Copics and blinged it up with Stickles. Got a chance to finally use the MS punch I got for Xmas, though only one punch did me. I never thought I'd see the day my friends started becoming grandparents. Well, I thought that day would be farther out than this, actually. That's what I get for thinking.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A grrrreat 15 years....

Since my crafting has taken off, I keep getting card requests. This one is for Rave and Dave, celebrating 15 years married. Rave actually picked this super cute Dustin Pike image to use on the card to give to her husband. Leave it to me to make off the wall anniversary cards. Colored with Copics and a little colored pencil.

Amber Rose

My girlfriend Amber got the the cutest paper stack for this past Christmas. It's one of those with 38 sheets and a ton of embellishments. It's a Bella Boutique stack, she probably got at Wal Mart or Ross, but it's amazing. The card stock is very thick and durable, and quite a few of the sheets have flocking. She kept asking if I'd used it yet, and I hadn't yet. It was so pretty I didn't want to cut into it for just any ole thing! Being that Amber's birthday just came, I decided to bust it out. I had fun coloring this Ketto image to match the card, with my Copics. I love the antique effect you get by dragging your paper across an ink pad, and it really worked well for this card. She really loved it. Now to decide what else to use this awesome paper with. I still haven't had the heart to cut up the flocked sheets...


That's what my friend Shannon calls her son, turning 11 this past March. Boogerhead. Ah, the sweet sentiments from our parents. I used a black and white patterned paper, and colored it brown and green for my first layer. Also used my Copics to color this super cute Ian image. Add a couple puffy letter stickers, and here's my simple birthday card for Sean aka Boogerhead. He loved it.