Saturday, May 19, 2012

Unscripted Sketch Guest Designer

I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer for this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches. I used a new stamp from Whimsey Stamps Wee Stamps Collection Dandelion Girl. She is so sweet. I used Close to my Heart inks (sand, lilac mist and sweet leaf) to paint her with my waterbrush. I used CTMH Daydream papers and some Martha Stewart glitter and then I added FlowerSoft white to the dandelion seeds blowing away. The paper flowers were my actual first attempt to make them. I cut scalloped circles of the daydream papers, then cut them in a spiral and rolled them. I was pretty impressed with them for the first try!! The one I had to add some bling to, but I was still happy with them!

Friday, May 18, 2012

An end to Fastpitch and Cottonwood trees!

The last week has been filled with a little sadness and alot of allergies. Last Friday, my girls played their last game of fastpitch for their high school team. They started their season playing 2nd and 3rd bases, but due to the pitcher getting hurt, they moved Cis to pitching. Her first game of pitching, the catcher got hurt and so Catie became catcher for the rest of the season.
Cissy Pitching!
Catie Catching!
Catie is hitting and Cis is on deck! They didn't make it to Districts this year, but they had some fun playing and the team did awesome. Last weekend, after a few days of warm sunshine, the cottonwood trees started popping open and blowing cotton, which makes my allergies explode. So I have done nothing but try to sleep when I am not coughing or blowing my nose. Makes it hard to get anything done around the house, let alone in my craft room. I did get a great present today, I won a Xyron pack from Ali Edwards website on a share she had with Xyron. I got a 5"Creative Station, a sticker maker, a tape runner, a mega tape runner and a glue stick that has an edge for corners!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Deconstructed Sketch #50

Deconstructing Jen's sketch this week was a neat one. I used some stamps I have (Can't remember whose they are and there are no names on them) with CTMH Sweet Leaf, Garden Green and Sand Inks. The papers are from a set from CTMH and I used Cappuccino Bakers Twine from Ribbon Carousel.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges - My little girl!!

I love this stamp!!! It reminds me of my little girl, the youngest (by 20 minutes) who finally got her biggest wish she has ever had, a horse!! At Crazy 4 Challenges the challenge was to paper piece. I just got this stamp, Good Pony from Whimsey Stamps. I paper pieced her hat, kerchief, pocket, jeans, part of the saddle and the mane. I used CTMH More to Adore paper for the background, the star stickers are from a Debbie Mumm sticker set, and the Chocolate Bakers Twine from Ribbon Carousel. Yes, the boots are a crazy color, but they match the color of Cissy's cowboy boots and the pony is about the same color as Copper, Cis' horse!!

Unscripted Sketch 156

I sat down yesterday and worked on some cards, I haven't had much time this week to do anything in the craft room, but I finished this card for Unscripted Sketches challenge.
I used a Close To My Heart stamp set called With Love and CTMH Sweet Leaf ink. I used CTMH Caboodle papers to set the stamped images. I could not find a stamp in my 1000's that said Bloom, so I went through all my alphabet stickers and found these Alphabitties by Provo Craft. I added some light pink ribbon just to give it more umph!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Spectacular Spectacles Challenge!!

Ah, spectacular!!! At one of my favorite blogs, Moxie Fab World one of the challenges was Spectacular Spectacles. I knew I had some spectacles somewhere, so I found the three I had. The two cat eye ones were from Designs Ink'd and the round one is from Hearts IN Touch Collage It set. The sentiment is from CTMH Celebration set and I used three Black Jewel candy dots by Pebbles, Inc. Finished it off with some dot ribbon.