Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday 181, Flowery Lacey Blues.

Ok, this was a hard challenge for me from Danni at Flutter By Wednesday!  Blue, white, lace and three flowers....I forgot about the flowers until after I added my little snowflakes. Doh!  I don't use blue a lot!  I couldn't find the right shade of cardstock for my blue pattern paper.  I thought I had a good place for my lace.  I thought I had it all together in my head, but honestly not sure how I feel about it.  I love how my little angel turned out.  She's so pretty, isn't she?  I think I don't dig my layout.  I thought the lacy would look so pretty above and below, and well...I just don't know.  LOL!  Anyhow, that's what challenges are for, right?  To stretch you?  Showing off even my blundering mistakes.  I might have to try this challenge again, because shoot, I hate getting beat by a challenge!  I'm sure the rest of the design team will have something that knock your socks off!  So make sure you stop by the Flutter By Wednesday blog to see what they all created!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday 181, Paper Pretties.

Today we have a fabulous sponsor at Flutter By Wednesday, Paper Pretties.  I have to say, I've loved this image of Sophia for the longest time, and so glad I was able to play with her.  I wanted to make her skirt look shimmery and see through on her, not sure if that shows through the photograph.  I've seen so many people do such an amazing job on coloring her.  I used a sentiment from a retired SU set and stamped the butterfly from Verve stamps over it.  My little ballerina is topped off with stickles, and smooch.  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to see what the other Flutter By Wednesday designers came up with today! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday 180, Open Challenge.

Today we have a lot of fun stuff for you at Flutter By Wednesday!  Not only is it an open challenge, it's the start of a new design team member, Amanda.  Please give her a lovely welcome!

On top of a new team member, we have a great guest designer, Jessica, from The Whimsical Butterfly.  Be sure to check out what she created for Flutter By Wednesday today! 

You know you're limited on crafting time, when you're thinking challenges on all your projects!  I hope you can see my itty bitty butterflies on here.

Today's project for me was my daughter's birthday invite this year.  She's gonna be 12 later this month, and gasp....NO PINK!  Okay, seriously, the child has loved pink since she was a toddler!   Can we say Momma is having a hard time with her out growing pink!

I tried to make something a little more sassy and grown up.  I have to say Forever Young is by far one of my favorite cartridges.   I cut out my ladies at 3 inches.  I cut out a tag off a different cartridge, Bags, Tags and More.  They were cut at 4 inches.  I layered my clothing up with the layer feature.  Let me tell you, those were some tiny pieces.  Than I shadowed the girls, and the sentiment which was also off Forever Young.

I made them into bookmarks, and cut another tag out, which I added the birthday invite stuff to.  This way the girls could use the bookmark and the invite was still functional for them.  I even laminated them using My Story kit that I have and haven't used.  All in all, I think the invites are sassy!  Gabi seemed impressed, and hopefully her friends were too!

Be sure to see what the other design team members came up by peaking at the Flutter By Wednesday blog.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday 179, Friendship.

Not sure what happened here...I had it scheduled to post at 2 AM on 11-9-11...and it didn't post.  Sorry it's late!  

Today we have another fabulous guest designer, Leanne, from Finding My Groove at Flutter By Wednesday.  We also have another wonderful challenge, Friendship.  I used a fun stamp from Susana's store, by Victoria Case.  I thought the image was perfect for the challenge this week.    Be sure to link your creations up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog, and take a peak at what the other designers created! 
I followed the sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flutter By Wednesday #178, Beyond Grateful!

Hard to believe November is here now!  Crazy how the time just seems to fly by!  Thanksgiving is only weeks away.  It's a perfect time to make a card for someone special and join us in the fun at Flutter By Wednesday!  This week's challenge is Grateful/Thanks. Think of someone who has really reached out to you this year, make them a card to say thanks, and send it to them with a word of encouragement telling them how they have made a difference to you.  Think of the warm fuzzies you'll feel when you see how it makes them feel.  Gonna make myself do this too, as I'm way behind on sending cards this year! 

Can't wait to see what you all make.  Make sure to add a fairy, butterfly or angel on your card.  When you link it up at the Flutter By Wednesday blog, be sure to see what the rest of the design team members came up with for the challenge!