Friday, May 3, 2013

Something new... CAS

Welcome my friends.  I've tried something I almost never do... Clean and Simple (CAS).  I really am most impressed with the creators who can make a card with little 'extras' and make it look so FABulous!!  I've never had that ability, but I think I'm going to try it a bit more.  I had a lot of fun doing this one.  And I even bough a couple of stamp sets from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  I apologize for the photo, but I didn't quite get the background behind the card right.  I'll try it again, and if I succeed, I'll replace this one.

Ta-da!!  I did kinda like how this turned out which gives me some incentive to try the CAS style again.  And if you're anything like me always thinkin' "I just can't do that", perhaps it'll give you some inspiration too.  I hope so.  But I don't like the totally dark background... do you??  However... I'm never going to give up my copics and coloring.  I love to color!!  : )

Fab Friday - SKETCH

Sweet Stampin' - anything but birthday
Crafty Calendar Challenge - sunshine and showers
My Mum's Craft Shop - spots or stripes
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - the letter B ... black, buttons, blue(ish)
Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - April showers
Inky Impressions - spots and/or stripes
7 Kids College Fund - April showers bring May flowers
Twisted Tuesday - free for all
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Sourthern Girls - you can say that again -- use a sentiment
Amusing Challenge - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps - beautiful button
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Pile it On -  April showers bring May flowers
Cheerful Stamp Pad - April showers bring May flowers
Crafty Boots Challenge  - use a stamped character
Ooh La La Creations - vintage/nostalgic
Annabelle Stamps  - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by.  Come back soon, 'K??  Until then... CAS away!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Such a sweet angel

Happy Sunday dear visitors.  Look at me... two posts in the last three days!!!  How's that for improvement.  Actually, this is because I made several cards this past month or so and now just need to post them as I can.  I kinda like that.  : )

Isn't this a beautiful image?  When I first saw her I just had to have her.  She's called Charity Angel and can be found at Michelle Perkett's Etsy shop.. Like soooo many times, I purchased her quite some time ago, but am just now getting around to working her up.  And I'm glad I finally got to it.  Great fun!  I might suggest you go take a look at Michelle's shop.  She has lots of wonderful angels, fairies, mermaids and on and on.  I hope you love her work as much as I do.

This is one of those dresses that just had to be glittered up.  Then just some beautiful lace and a few pearls. I didn't want to use too many colors or embellishments.  I wanted this image to shine.  And... I think she does.

Crafty Bloggers Network  - anything goes
LEJ Designs - mystical, magical or mysterious
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Ladybugs Crafts Ink - color combo ... red and white
Oldie but a Goodie - make it girly
Divas by Design - inspired by a movie ... Date with an Angel
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - free for all
Milk Coffee - lace and pearls
Stampin' for the Weekend - die cuts and/or punches
Bizzy Bec's - tic-tac-toe ... punch or die cut -- bling -- lace or ribbon
One Crazy Stamper - black, white and 1 more
Spark Your Creativity Now - anything goes
ABC Challenge - L for lovely lace
Dream Valley Challenges - things with wings
Amusing Challenges  - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes

That's it for today kids.  Enjoy your Sunday and I'll see you soon (I hope).

Friday, April 26, 2013

A fun Uptown Girl... Lucille

Hello stamping friends.  I hope your Friday has started out wonderfully.  I'm off work for a couple of days, so mine day is going great!!

A while back I made a card for my granddaughter so she'd know I was thinking of her and loving her.  The perfect image to convey those sentiments was from Stamping Bella and is called Lucille sending her love.  She's one of the fab Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella.  They are really, really fun to color up.  Here's my attempt...

She really loved it. Not surprising as she's my biggest fan.  It's very sweet!  I hope you enjoy it too.  As usual, my pinks aren't as pretty as in 'real life'.  I've been told it's probably my lighting.  I do hope to take care of that some time soon.

Totally Gorguss - embossing
The Emerald Fairies Challenge - recipe ... 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellishments
My Mum's Craft Shop - easter or easter colors
Spark Your Creativity Now! - anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - photo of a cupcakes bouquet in pink, blue, yellow (I didn't use)
Kenny's Krafty Krew - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Great Impressions - pastel colors and/or polka dots
Card Maniac - photo of party table using pastel colors
The Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Die Cut Divas - flowers
Party Time Tuesdays - bingo... glitter : flower : die cuts
Sweet Stamps - use 3 of any item (I hope mine qualifies)
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - make it girly ... nearly everything on this card is more than 6 months old. : )
Clear it out Challenge - button it up ... theme: anything goes ... stash: two or more buttons
Crafty Creations - pink + one other color
Divas by Design - inspired by a movie ... PS I Love You ... or ... Love Story
Fab 'n Funky - love is a many splendored thing
Inky Impressions - photo... pink/red rose wallpaper, aqua furniture
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Art Impressions Stamps - layer it up
Paper Crafting Journey - use a sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - button up or show some flair 
Wags 'n Whiskers - may flowers
QKR Stampede  - favorite things ... buttons, flowers, hearts, pink, etc...
Stampin' for the Weekend - die cuts and/or punches
Stamping with the Dragon - spring has sprung

Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back soon!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Finally... I found my smile

... and it's good to be back stamping and coloring and blogging!  I'm so very sorry to have been absent so long. More on that later.  Right now I'm going to share a new card with you.  It will take me a bit to get my skills back up to snuff, but here's my starting attempt.

This is a sweetie of an image from Stamping Bella named Ramona and her Wagon.  There are several Ramona stamps and they are all a-DOR-able!  What a fun way to get back into creating cards, right?  I colored her up, added white flowers w/ gold buttons (like daisies?), butterflies, gems, the sun, some glitter and some fluff stuff.  Voila.  I even get to enter a recycle challenge or two as the sun is from the packaging of something I bought the week before.  This was the inside of that packaging.  {smile}

Simon Says Stamp - happy birthday
Papertake Weekly - bingo -- glitter...die cuts...blooms
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - recycle -- the sun
Happy Campers - flower power
Bellarific Friday - splendid spring
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - spring
Wags 'n Whiskers - April showers/spring
2 Sisters Challenge - anything goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - birthdays
Crafty Calendar Challenge - sunshine and showers
Crafty-Emblies - anything goes
Spark Your Creativity Now - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes spring fever
Cupcake Inspirations - polka dots
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Dream Valley - happy birthday
The Squirrel and the Fox - inspired by a song or movie -- "Don't Eat the Daisies" ... both movie and song
Great Impressions - pastel colors and/or polka dots
Stamp with Fun - birthdays
stamps & fun = CREATIVITY - girl
Card Mania - punches and/or die cuts
Lexi's Creations - use your punches and/or dies
The Crafty Bloggers Network - anything goes
Paperminutes - chevron
Sassy Cheryl's - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes

Just to let you all know, my absence was due to my mom passing away last fall.  I was just not ready for that and it just broke my heart.  It's taken this long for me to find my feet and find the desire to do things I enjoy again.  I still miss her terribly, but most days are much, much better!  I just wanted to give my mom props!!  She was one of a kind and my life has changed a great deal since she's been gone.  Bless you Mom.  You're the best!!

Thanks for popping by.  I hope to have more of a presence here.  I really miss you all.  Take care dear friends.