Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #160, Open Challenge.

Ok, I'm a few hours late on this!  I swear, I have no brain!  I somehow forgot the end of June for Flutter  By Wednesday challenges when I was working on my challenges!  Lucky for me, I had made this card already, and not posted it!  LOL!  I mean, you all will get a kick out of this, I had even wondered when I was working on July challenges, why we didn't have a challenge 160, I had 161, but not 160.  Wondered why, and than figured it was because we took the short break last week.....but nope, Danni is much smarter than me!  LOL!  She had challenge 160, I didn't! 
Goodness, my brain is so out there lately!  I can't tell you all how many times I've double booked myself, forgotten I told someone I'd do something, to get reminded by them, and have no idea what they're talking about!  Than, remember hours later, oh, I did say that to them! 
So, this is challenge 160, which is an open challenge, which means, you need to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card!  Make sure you link it back to the Flutter By Wednesday blog so we can come by and peak at your work.  From there, you can also see what the other Design team members made...who knew what challenge 160, and get some wonderful ideas from them. 
We also have a sponsor today, Through The Craft Room Door.  They are giving away a year subscription to one random player!  So, you'll wanna make sure you play along this week! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Few Firsts!

I love how this card turned out!  I made it for a special friend, for Father's Day.  Now, for some personal crud.....I've kept some of my personal life from my blog, because well....this is a happy place for me.  Some of you know I've had a rough last two years.  Started with my marriage falling apart two December's ago, topped off with the betrayals that threw me into a dark place that took time to heal from in '10.  I haven't talked about any of that on here.  This is my space, place where I can express myself in a positive way, and the situation with my family has been very public in my community.  My blog was my escape from that, and all that went with it.  Bringing this up now, because things change, and there's gonna be some new names popping on here.
A couple months ago, God brought someone new into my life, and flipped me upside down again.  Went on a date....a first after 16 years.....gosh, scary, right?!  Anyhow, he's been so super sweet to me, and I feel totally blessed to have him in my life.  One day I'll have to share the story of milkduds!  He's a dad of two kids, both are about 6 months older than Gabi, and Trey.  He's got a daughter, Sophia, and son, Kyle.  Sophia has been introduced to stamping thru me, and has made some cards, so I'm gonna have to show them off.  But we've spent a lot of time together with the kids and without when we can escape all of them!  This was his Father's Day card from me.  I've never done black and white...but so pleased with this card.  It's even got a touch of bling on the airplanes! 
Sweet Tammi sent me this image, and I had so much fun coloring it!  Thanks, Tammi

My second card is Sophia's card to her Dad.  We used a TAC set for it, because she said it looked like her dad.  He's lost some hair!  LOL!  She loved the rainbow, which was also an image from Tammi.  And we cut out extra clouds from felt with PTI's cloud die. 
Thanks for stopping by! 
Supplies: nesties, stickles, colored pencils, copics, K and Co paper, DCWV stack, SU cardstock and ink, EK punch,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Carriages.

I've been so busy, and slacking on my blog posting!  I can't keep up with everything!  The kids are out of school now, so had some free time to get some posts done.  This was a fun project I wanted to show off real quickly.  We have a friend who is having a baby girl in a month or two.  She had her last son over 7 years ago, so not stocked on baby stuff, right?  And she has two sons, so a girl will be entirely different all together!  We came up with a fun theme for her, based on some teasing.  It's a funny story, and I have to share, because it makes the buggies that much funnier! 
A few months back, my sweet friend having the baby turns beat red at the smallest thing, was telling me she had an appt to go too.  I was inquiring where she was going, ya know, she's pregnant, maybe up for a monthly check up.  I didn't honestly think anything of this, and she wouldn't offer up the information easily.  So, I continued, cuz I'm a pill like that.  Finally, she spilled it that she was going to a new person to have her underarms waxed.  Ok, um, OUCH!  Anyhow, that took me to a whole different location on the body.  I had recently watched the Bachlor, where Brad was meeting a Manscaper...ya know waxes male body parts, so anyhow she used the term undercarriage.  Well, that made me giggle.  Than I heard the term somewhere else, and had to tell her this story. 

Now, please picture that we are at a big double table, in the PTA room at our local school surrounded by about 6 ladies.  So, when I say the term undercarriage, this makes my poor friend turn beat red.  Makes me laugh.  So, I would say it to her whenever I could, and would do so often.  I'd text it to her, say it as I walked became a big running joke between the moms, and their spouses. 
Flash forward a few weeks later, a friend asked how my undercarriage was, and had taken a sip of sode.  I replied bushy, which she wasn't expecting and had to spit out her drink! 
All that to say, naturally, we knew our theme as soon as as we decided we wanted to give her a surprise shower!  And yes, I pointed out, do you see the theme here when she arrived.  She said I see a lot of baby carriages...yes, my sweet friend...carriages?!  And red, flushed face soon followed!  I love my friends! 

Anyhow, those of you with die cutting machines at home, it's amazing what's out there for you to create!  The invitations were made from Stretch Your Imagination.  I cut the carriage from My Time Made Easy's Bouncing Baby Buggy.  We used these as center pieces, and filled with different candies.  But a perfect little touch for a baby shower. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #159, Color Challenge.

We have a color challenge at Flutter By Wednesday this week!  Fun, summer colors too!  Orange, pink and green!  Doesn't that just scream summer?!  How fun is this image?  Sweet Danni gave it to me for winning a Design Team contest from Susana's store.  It's from the fun Retro collection from Victoria Case.  I hope you all play along with our fun color challenge!  Be sure to link it back up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog! 
Supplies:  copics, stickles, nesties, charm, PTI cardstock, Amy R sentiment from All That's Scraps, Martha punch.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #158, Going Dotty!

Sorta missed some of the mark on this challenge for Flutter By Wednesday!  Got so excited coloring my pretty image, I forgot about the added challenge of polka dots.  I would have used more polka dotted paper had I paid better attention!  My prima flowers are embossed dotted, used a dotted ribbon, and one layer of pattern paper has polka dots.  Have to say, I simply adore this Sweet Pea image.  She's so stinking pretty, and so much fun to color!   I watched a Tinkerbelle movie a few months back, and was inspired by the clear wings.  Tried to make the wings clear with vellum paper.  Didn't turn out exactly how I wanted but am happy with it over it all. I hope you play along with us at Flutter By Wednesday!  Be sure to link your card back up over at the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Supplies:  Copics, stickles, nesties, Martha punch, primas, gems, K and Co paper, SU cardstocks.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #157, Open Challenge.

We had a wonderful sponsor at Flutter By Wednesday today. Paper Pretties! I played with darling Flutterby! Such a cute image, and perfect for Flutter By Wednesday! I followed the sketch over on CPS. This is CPS Sketch 220. My paper is from My Mind's Eye. The cardstock is from PTI. I hope you play along today. Make sure to use a butterfly, angel, or fairy on your card! You can link it back up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog so we can pop over and see your artwork!

Thanks for stopping by!

Other supplies: copics, cuttlebug folder, prima, SU choco chip ink.