Friday, April 30, 2010

A Sweet Little *Wink *Wink Ink Mermaid!

Here's a card that took me nearly 3 days to make! Okay, so it was just a moment here and a moment there over the course of 3 days, but if felt like a long time. :o) My baby girl, 9-month-old Elizabeth is teething and it must be hurting pretty bad - she has been soooo fussy and clingy over the past few days! The poor baby. :o(

I colored in the Li'l Mermaid *Wink *Wink Ink image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I used a Martha Stewart border and corner punch around the white and orange cardstock. I don't think you can tell, but I put some glitter on the end of the mermaid's tail, on the seahorse, on the necklace, and seashells.

I'm participating in the following challenges with this card:

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Friendship (don't you think Li'l Mermaid and the seahorse are friends?) :)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "Sew" Special
Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog - Here Comes Summer (mermaids definitely seem summery to me with those little bikini tops and all!)
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
Papertake Weekly - Do Something Different (I colored in the background, which I basically NEVER do! I'm always a bit intimidated, but I thought it turned out well this time!)
Crafty Creations - Make Your Own Paper (I don't know if it counts, but coloring in the background was sort of like making my own patterned paper!)

Thanks for looking! :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

I Miss You, Vicki!

Here's a card I made last night using *Wink *Wink Ink's stamp, "Beauty". All the papers are from Die Cuts With a View, the brad is from Making Memories (bought at Target), and I colored in the image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. For the stitching look I used my Uni-ball Signo brand, white pigment ink pen. I LOVE that pen! It's my favorite one for writing anything in white on dark papers. I made this card for an online friend I've been missing, Vicki of Stamped Smiles. She's taking some time off for family stuff (house work and such) and I've been thinking about her a lot, so thought I'd make her a card!

Here's the list of challenges I'm participating in with this card:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Things With Wings (there are a bunch of butterflies on the DCWV cardstock I chose).
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others (I always hope to inspire others!)
OWH Stars and Stamps - Hardware (the big brad)
The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog - Going Green (one of my papers has mostly green).
Simon Says Stamp! - Things With Wings (butterfly cardstock)
Crafty Creations - Distressing
Our Creative Corner - Butterflies
Stampavie and More - Lace & Botton (I hope that yellow thing I made with my punch will count as lace!)
Stamp With Fun - Animals
Papertake Weekly - sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A New Challenge Blog


I just wanted to drop by and let you all know there is an awesome, new challenge blog I thought you'd all love to go check out!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sleepy Baby

Unfortunately, I have a head cold that I came down with last night and cannot seem to think of anything to say! Isn't that awful? Oh yeah, I remember now... this card was made with *Wink *Wink Ink's Blossom Baby stamp (which I simply adore).

Papertake Weekly - Cutie Pie (Now, that is one of my favorite challenge names for two reasons. 1. My hubby calls me "Cutie Pie". 2. I LOVE cute things!)

While I'm here, I would like to announce that over at *Wink *Wink Ink they're having their very first challenge! The challenge this month is "Border Punch/es," so you just have to pull out a border punch (or more than one) and incorporate some punched out paper on your project/card somehow! How easy is that? I LOVE using my border punches. The prize is awesome, too; a *Wink *Wink Ink image of the drawn winner's choice and a guest designer position next month! The one strict rule for this challenge is that you have to use at least one *Wink *Wink Ink stamp on your card/project to qualify. With all of their cute images, that's so fun to do! :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm Baaaack!

After being away for 2+ months (it felt like so much longer), I'm happy to report I'm back! At least for a while! I don't have a craft spot in my home, but I live close enough to an awesome scrapbook store that's open 7 days a week. My time is still limited with having 4 children, but I should be able to get a couple of cards done a week with the help of my husband babysitting! Anyway, without further ado... here is my first card in awhile:

I admit, I haven't figured out the perfect place to take pictures of my cards yet, but I figured this wasn't too bad of a photo! I used *Wink *Wink Ink's stamp, "A Little Behind", which seemed just so fitting since I'm SO behind in my card making! Here are the following challenges I'm participating in with this card:

Stampavie and More - Green
Simple Doodles - Inspire Others
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Childhood Memories (Ponies and horses always remind me of when I was 5-years-old and I took horseback riding lessons. I've pretty much always wanted to be a cowgirl!)

And Prairie Fairy Fridays color challenge:

I didn't use all of the colors in the photo, but I hope my card still qualifies for their challenge!