Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taaaaa Daaaa...I did it the whole month of challenges @ 365 Cards!!!

Card Front
Inside of Card

Ok here it is my card for today's Super Sketchy Sunday #13 at 365 Cards. I made this card for one of my Daughter's friends to give to them for his graduation party. Since this last Wednesday she has attended four parties already!!! She has another one to attend on the 13th!!! Of course the thing I am most excited about is that next Saturday the 6th is my Birthday!!! I absolutely love celebrating my birthday and in our house you actually get a whole week to celebrate...Yipee!!!

Ok enough about that I hope you like my card I was so happy that I could do the challenge and make a card for my Daughter's friend. I am also excited because I was able to complete another month's worth of challenges. It is my own personal goal to make a card everyday for 365 Cards. Some weeks are easier than others but so far so good. Today's card will quilify me to be in the end of the month drawing. Can you believe that tomorrow starts the month of June? I can tell you that here in AZ we just have to step outside and we know summer is here even though it is not official on the calendar. I hope you are all have great weather and trying to spend some time outside with your family and friends. I will be back soon with tomorrow's challenge from 365 Cards. Until then please take care and I hope you find a little time to stamp.

OBTW thank you to all who have left messages for me regarding my situation with my Dad. I spoke to him today and he really does sound better so I know there is hope. I am taking him to the doctor tomorrow and we will see what he has to say. Thank you for all your kindness and prayers I do believe they are working.

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Super Sketchy Sunday @ 365 Cards

Hey card fans it is Super Sketchy Sunday over at 365 Cards and it's a beauty. I will be back later with my card but in the mean time think about giving this sketch a try. If you do take and then make the challenge pop on over to 365 Cards (icon is on my side bar) and load your card. There are some talented and lovely stampers there and I am sure you will like what you see. Until then take care and I hope you find a little time to stamp.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Challenge #89 Imagine This: Watermellon at 365 Cards

For this challenge we were to use a watermellon for our inspiration by either using the colors or an image of a watermellon. I had fun with this challenge and I love using the bright colors. The watermellon is a iron on patch that I have had in my stash for quite awhile. Hope you like this one.

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Challenge #88 Quite A Pair @ 365 Cards

Challenge #88 Quite A Pair

Inside of Card

This is my card for challenge #88 at 365 Cards called Quite A Pair. We were to make a card that was not a wedding card but could be for an anniversary or engagement etc. I liked the challenge because these are cards I usually don't have enough of.

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The Eyes Have It #87 & #90 @ 365 Cards

This card is for Challenge # 87 The Eyes Have It we were to use the word eye anywhere on the card. So I went with EYE LOVE EWE hope you like it. I combined it with #90 I See Your "Two" Colors. I chose Pink & Black for the two colors I love these two colors together.

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365 Cards Challenges #85, 86, &91

Challenge #86 @ 365 Cards This Will Be Grape

Challenges #85 &91 @ 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday & Front & Center

It was the best of times it was the worst of times that is how I would describe this last week. The best and most important thing that happened was my wonderful Daughter graduated from high school. She was in the Nationla Honer Society so she came in first and also received her diploma before the rest of the student population. The whole ceremony was awesome and my Husband and I could not be prouder.
The bad part of this week was having to attend the funeral services for a dear friend who lost her MIL. It has been a rought couple of months for her and her family. I am also taking care of my Step-Dad trying to help him deal with the aftermath of the divorce from my Mom. He suffers from chronic depresion and he is really not doing well. I will be taking him to the doctor on Monday and hope we can find some answers. His children (my step siblings) want him to move back to Chicago but he does not really want to leave Arizona. He has been here since 1979 and I am sure would not be able to handle the winters back there. The problem is he really should not be living alone and we have no room for him but his daughter does. Keep him and the family in your prayers please. I know we can and will get through this.

Needless to say with all this activity and stress my stamping time was very limited. I knew I had to get busy when I could to get this weeks cards completed and posted. Well I think I have done it. Here are two of the cards and one is a double

Well that is all for now I need to post the rest of my cards and get them entered at 365 Cards. I am hoping next week will be a little less hectic and I will have more time to stamp and post. Until then take care and find a little time to stamp something.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Calgon Take Me Away!!!

Hello and happy Tuesday to you all. This is just a short post to let you know that I have not had time to stamp in the last few days. I am taking care of my Dad right now trying to get him back on track. Today is my Brothers B-day and we are going to a Diamond Back's game. Tomorrow is my Daughters High School Graduation Ceremony and than many, many parties. It has been both exciting and exhausting but isn't that how life goes?

I am sorry that I have not been blogging everyday but hopefuly when the dust settles I will be up and running again. Until then please take care and take a little time to stamp something. Oh and please check out the icon on the right side of my blog for details about the fund raiser for Alzheimers. There are many fun projects, prizes and freeebies and it all lasts through the 30th of this month. For as little as $5 you too can join in the fun and help Stamp Out Alzheimers.

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday

Here is my card for the sketch challlenge at 365 Cards. I think it was a great sketch and it took a bit of thought as well as

365 Cards Challenge #81 You're So Plaid

This card is for Challenge #80 You're So Plaid. You had to have a plaid pattern on your card. It may be hard to see but I used three different pieces of plaid along with the floral DP.

Combo Challenges #79 & 81

This card combines two challenges from 365 Cards. Challenge #81 It's Hip To Be Square (use five squares on your card) and Challenge #79 Monday's Manufacturer (use your favorite DP). I love this. This card was fun I love that little beaver.

Challenges #82 and #83

This card is a challenge comb for 365 Cards. I combined #82 Living On The Edge decorate at least three sides of you card. And challenge #83 Make It Match make an envelope to match your card. Hope you like the card.

365 Cards Challenge #84 Card Recipe

This is Saturday's challenge #84 Card Recipe #2. We were to use the following recipe:

1-3x3 Card
1-Piece of Ribbon
1-Stamped Sentiment
No DP Paper...that's right you heard

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just popping in... let you know what is going on and why I have not posted anything this week. I am having some personal family issues and have not had the time (or the Mojo) to sit and stamp. I am going to try today to sit myself down and have a little stamping therapy session.

I promise I will catch up and post as soon as possible so please be patient with me. Until then please take care and find a little time to stamp.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

#76 & #77 on 365's the end of the week!!!

#76 Four Corners
Inside card #76
Card #77 Make A Note Of It

Hello and Happy Saturday to all I am posting the last two challenges for the week at 365 Cards. I have become obsessed with completing all of the challenges every week and it really has been fun. I will be back tomorrow with the Super Sketchy Challenge. I must run I am having dinner with my Sister who is visiting from out of town. We are taking her to one of our favorite BBQ places....yummy!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and be sure to take a little time to stamp.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Challenge #75 Imagine This: Coffee @ 365

For challenge #75 at 365 Cards we were to use a coffee theme. I am involved in a coffee ATC swap and this is what I came up with. The image is from SU (I paper pieced the im0age, the BG texture is from CB and the scalloped diecut was done using Nessties. Last but not least I used amber colored dew drops to finish things off. Hope you enjoy this ATC I love these little cards and love trading them even more.

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Challenge #74 Hand Written Sentiment @ 365 Cards

Ok here is another card for challenge #74 Hand Written Sentiment at 365 Cards. I know most of us are not crazy about our own penmanship but this challenge required that we hand write the sentiment. I decided to write mine on a tag in case I made a mistake or just plain did not like it. Needless to say I went through a few tags and I still am not sure about this one.
This card reminds me of a technique that was all the rage awhile back called Collage Montage. My background is done with crayons yes crayons and then you cover your card with a paper towel and use a dry hot iron to remove all the wax and what you are left with is just the pigment from the crayons. Removing the wax makes it possible to stamp over the colors. You can find the video tutorial along with ideas here This technique was fun and I will try it again with some other shapes and colors. The stamps are from Inkadinkado Flourishes set and Garden Delight set.

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Tuesday Trio #73 @ 365 Cards

Hello to all and Happy Friday!!!

This is my card for challenge #73 Tuesday's Trios at 365 Cards. For this challenge we were to use circles, scallops and bling. This card was made totally with the supplies and instructions from Paper Wishes Personal Shopper. You can find the info here at Most of my cards are made with the supplies from my wonderful box of goodies that come once a month but I usually do my own layouts and sentiments. This time I followed their instructions for this fun and easy shaker card. It was really easier than it I did stamp on the front of the card with the Happy from There She Goes Holidays Galore set.

Ok now I will move on to challenge #74 at 365 Cards. Have a great day everyone.

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Musical Monday #72 @ 365 Cards

Happy Friday to all even though this challenge is from Monday at 365 Cards. This is the 72nd challenge I just can not believe it!!! I have enjoyed every single day of challengs in fact it is the first place I go every morning. I hope you like this card the sentiments are from There She Goes. The outside sentiment is from the set called Happy Day and the inside sentiments are from the Holidays Galore. This is a great set because it truly covers every holiday and I love the font. The DP & brads are from Paper Wishes Personal Shopper Kit. I love these kits they are like getting a present in the mail once a month. If you get a chance check out the details at they also have great tutorials and you can find many products in their store.

Well that's all for this post I think I am going to post the rest of this weeks cards now and then work on today's challenges. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and take a little time to stamp.

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Challenge #71 @ 365 Cards

Hello to all I am so very sorry that I have been MIA. We are running around like chickens without our heads these last few weeks. As I have mentioned before my daughter is graduating from high school on the 27th and wow there is a lot to do.

I will do my best to get my posts caught up. The good thing is I have been able to keep up with the challenges but just don't have time for pics and posts. This card is for the Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards. This is challenge #71 I can not believe it. The set I used is from There She Goes and it is called Happy Day. I just love this set you must stop over to her store and check out the May releases. Just click on the name to the right on my sidebar.

Well I must run I have many more things to take care of I may even post another card. If not tonight tomorrow morning. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and take a little time to stamp something.

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Challenges #64-#70...I Did It!!!

This card combines #64,65 and 67

Challenge #66

Challenge #68

Chellenge #69

Challenge #70

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sorry and Thank You

Hello to all of you wonderful Ladies who pop in on my blog. I am sorry that I have not posted in a few days I am stil not feeling 100%. I told my daughter no worries I do not have the swine flu but I do think I have the piglet flu...hehe.

I want to thank all of you who stop in here and most especially to those of you who leave the awesome and very generous comments. I feel the LOVE right through my I hope to be up and running full speed in the next couple of days. Beside card making we have so many events leading up to my daughter's high school graduation ceremony and I do not want to miss a thing.

Ok then I hope to be back later with some cards I am behind three days at 365 Cards and that just is not sitting well with me because I am determinded to make a card for every challenge until the last day of this year's challenge. See you all soon so until then take care and find a little time to stamp.

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

365 Cards Challenge # 63 Floral Fest

Here's my card for 365 Cards where the challenge was to use 8 flowers. This is a quickpost because I am not feeling well. I should be back tomorrow with another card for 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Challenge #62 At 365 Cards Age Is Just A Number

Happy May Day to you all. I don't know about you but I am having a hard time flipping the calendar pages lately. I can not believe how fast this year is flying by. Anyhoooo here is my card for today's challenge over at 365 Cards. I am a big believer that age is really only a number. Next month I will be turning 53 and I am like bring it on baby!! I am always greatful when the Lord blesses me with another year. In our house we get to celebrate your birthday for a full week it is awesome.

So I thought for those of you who keep celebrating that 29th birthday this cads for you :-)
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and find a little time to stamp something. I will be back tomorrow with another challenge card for 365 Cards until then take care.

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