Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finally Fluttering Sketch #200.

Sadness hits me as I post this post.  It's our last Flutter By Wednesday post.  I've had a blast being on the design team and playing along with Danni's challenges.  Undoubtedly, my supplies of butterflies, fairies and angels have increased due to this blog!  I will miss it, posting weekly for it, seeing all the creations that would come in from the fans participating and the other design members! 
Today's one of my favorite types of challenges at Flutter By Wednesday.  We have a sketch challenge!  And its' a fantastic sketch!  It's provided by Deconstructed Sketches.  I used an image sent to me from Tammi.  Darling little fairy is from Lili Of the Valley.  I had a blast coloring her up, thank you, Tammi!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gabi's Scrapbook Pages

Catching up on some scrapbook pages.  This was Gabi's first day of 6th grade.  I felt this was too primary in colors after I finished with her page, but drew from the colors in her backpack.  She was also wearing clothes that didn't enable me to draw from it. 

I had a pack of paper from The Angel Company and it went perfectly with her backpack.  I was even lucky enough to have one of the small mini-scrapbook kits still on hand, which allowed me to cut out more shapes from my Cricut Cartridge Locker Talk.  It was nice because the kit had the little tags with it, and I wrote down each of her teacher's and their subjects on the tags. 
Gabi has really gotten in to drawing and art this year.  So, my main focus on her accents on this page were art supplies.  All of which were found on the Locker Talk cartridge.  Kyle told me he thought the computer was the coolest part.  Coming from a 10 year old boy, I think that's a serious compliment! 
My sketch was from Jeanette Lynton's book.  I don't think I ever make a scrapbook page without her book and sketches. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 199, CASE The Fluttering First.

First I must apologize for the flub up last week.  I went to make my card, and I swear, it died by Copics!  So, I gave up, because it just wasn't working.  Meant to come back and finish, or at least post about the challenge.  So, big apologies to my team mates at Flutter By Wednesday
I do have a question if any of you copic pros can give me a tip...I refill my markers, and sometime, they drip.  Drives me batty.  I can't get them not too.  What am I doing wrong, and what can I do to get them to stop blobbing?  

Anyhow, this week, we are casing the very first ever Flutter By Wednesday card.  I have to admit, there's no stamping on my card.  I couldn't find my big butterfly stamp to save my life...see how well crafting is working for me?!  Anyhow, so I used a sticker I had that I thought worked perfectly for this challenge.  Please be sure to peak at the Flutter By Wednesday blog for more details, and to see what the team made for the challenge.  I also think Danni has a little announcement to make.  So pop over, and make sure you link your creation as well! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 197, Open Challenge, Sparkle Creations.

Today we are sponsored by Sparkle Creations at Flutter By WednesdaySparkle has created her own line of stamps.  Some darling stamps over there.  I inked up Sunflower Charlotte.  Sunflowers and Charlotte make me think of Kim from Sunshiny Days.  Her little one is getting so big!  I miss seeing her cards though!  Back to my card.  I always get a little nervous when we have a sponsor and I want to make sure I showcase their product just right.  I hope she likes what I've done with her image.  I had a blast coloring it!  I used a pack of paper from The Angel Company, which is no longer in business.  I thought the paper colors went perfectly with Charlotte! 

Make sure you pop by Sparkle's store to check out all her new goodies!  Flutter over to the Flutter By Wednesday blog to see what the other design team members came up with as well!  Don't forget your butterfly, fairy or angel on your card!  We look forward to seeing what you all make today! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Trey's Scrapbook pages.

Been catching up on scrapbook pages.  This is of Trey's first day of 4th grade.  I normally wouldn't go so um....well freakish on a page not for Halloween, but the thing that stood out to me the most was his t-shirt.  From there a theme was made for this page.  I smudged ink all over the skulls, and I think I did good replicating the t-shirt.  I used my cricut, and Indie Art to cut out my skulls.  They even layered up for me.  I used Locker Talk for the fourth grade sentiment.  The paper pack I found on clearance at Michael's, and it had the lined paper in it.  Perfect for his page.  Trey's nine now, and wanting his hair longer.  He so needs a haircut in this photo!  He does have good hair!  Wish I had it, thick and a slight wavy.
I followed a sketch out of Jeanette Lynton's book, Cherish,  I heart her sketch books.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 196 Uplifting Butterfly Kisses,

We have a nice challenge this week at Flutter By Wednesday and it's to bring attention to a wonderful non-profit organization called Butterfly Kisses.  There's more information about this on the Flutter By Wednesday blog.  I had already made my card before knowing the full details behind Butterfly kisses.  

  I fell in love with this set from Verve Stamps, Blue Skies.  I love the sentiments that are with this set.  I know with my trials for my family the last two years, I found the words to be very truthful.  Sometimes life is hard to get up and dust yourself off.  You might not feel brave going about your struggles, but honestly, sometimes just getting out of bed is a very brave thing to do!  (Coarse, if you're really down in the dumps, you might look a little scary too!  LOL!)

Be sure to stop by the Flutter By Wednesday blog to see what else the design team members made.  It's always worth the trip, talented ladies over there!  Be sure to link your creation after you've created it as well!  Thanks for stopping by!
Other supplies"  SU cling Kindness Matters, butterfly die cutting folder, TAC Amberlee Paper pack,

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 195, Open Challenge.

Today's an open challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.  Don't forget your butterfly, angel or fairy on your creation.  I colored up a super fun image from All That's Scraps.  This is Sweet November Sprites Penelope.  You can also get this cutie in a rubber stamp.  followed the Mojo Monday sketch 233.  Be sure to peak at the Flutter By Wednesday blog to see what the other design team members created.  You'll be glad you stopped by!  We can't wait to see what you all come up with this week! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 194, Send A Smile 4 Kids, For A Child.

Today we are focusing on Send  A Smile 4 Kids.  You can read more about it on the Flutter By Wednesday blog.  Than to joining in that effort, we are challenging you to make a card for a child this week. Don't forget your butterfly, fairy or angel on your card!  I thought of my little Gabi when I made my card this week.  She's not so little any more.  Just about as tall as momma, and still pains me to say she's not into pink any more.  she doesn't take dance any more either....lives on Facebook instead.  Mercy, time does fly!  But in my heart she's still my little five year old who love pink, glitter and wants to be a ballerina!  So, my card is totally made with those things in mind. 
 This sweet image is from DigiDarla, it was a freebee a while back, and I can't seem to find the direct link to put here.  She was fun to color, and thought it was perfect for this week's challenge!  I went a little heavy on the stickles, because what little girl doesn't love glitter?!
 Be sure to stop by Flutter By Wednesday to see what the other designers came up with, and find out more about Send A Smile 4 Kids. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 193 , Spring Theme, Robin's Fettish

Happy hump day!  Does it seem like weeks just fly by, or is it just me?  Time to flutter over to flutter By Wednesday.  This week we have the challenge of spring with either a butterfly, angel or fairy on your card.  We have a wonderful sponsor as well, Robin's Fetish.  They have a challenge blog you can find here.  I colored in cutie Babette the bunny.  She's perfect for spring time, isn't she?  Reminded me of Easter growing up.  My mom must have kept us stocked with coloring books.  And this seems like a perfect Easter bunny!  Can't wait to see what you all come up with for the theme.  Don't forget the fairy, angel or butterfly.  Make sure you link your creation on the Flutter By Wednesday blog, and hop over to see the other design team members came up with you for today as well! 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 192, Open Challenge, Susana's Custom Art and Card Design

It's an open challenge today at Flutter By Wednesday. Means you need to have a butterfly, fairy or an angel on your creation!  We have a wonderful sponsor this week as well, it's Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  I was lucky enough to play with sweet Polished Beauty by Victoria Case.  I really tried to stretch myself and make the mushroom and rock as realistic as I could.  Not sure if I'm totally pleased with the rock, but I think the mushroom rocks!  We look forward to see what you create this week!  Be sure to link your creation back on the Flutter By Wednesday blog, and take a peak at what the other designers made this week!  You'll be glad you fluttered by! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 191, Pretty In Pink, Inspiriation Photo

Today we have a photo to pull inspiration from for our challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.  Isn't this a beautiful set of flowers?  Love all the pink!  Made me think of weddings and valentine's Day. What about you?
 Don't forget your butterfly, fairy or angel!  I didn't forget mine this week!  LOL!   I colored my sweet image sent to me by a friend with pink pulling in from the lovely photo.  I had a blast coloring little Tilda in!  What's more than giving her pink, and bling?  I followed the sketch 253 over at CPS.  I flipped it, as it worked better for my card.  Be sure to stop by the Flutter By Wednesday blog to see what the other design team members created, and to link up your creation! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 190, Winged Things.

Today's a fun challenge at Flutter By Wednesday, anything with wings!  Please note, this is for this weeks challenge only!  My project is what I gave my mom for Christmas this year.  My mom loves birds.  She breeds them.  Has little a nursery set up and everything. A couple bigger birds in huge cages in her den, I can tell you their names, but not breeds, one is Puff, he's white.  I tried to teach him the word Dude when I was in town last time.  She's got a BIG parrot named George, he's blue and green.  At least I think he's a parrot! 

I used my Serenade Cricut cartridge cut out the bird cage first on a cereal  box, at 9.75 inches than again with the pattern paper.  I modge podged them together, So nice to have the Cricut cut things out perfectly for layering reason, added some sweet gems, and dusted with ink to the edges of the papers.  Than I cut out the bird the same way.  The family was cut from a different cartridge in vinyl. 

So, for this weeks challenge ONLY you get to use anything with wings!  We look forward to seeing what you all make!  Make sure you like it back to the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  See what the other designers came up with while you're linking up your creation! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 190, LOVE

****Edited so carried away with the challenge I forgot my butterfly, fairy or angel!  Told ya I loved the challenge!  But now there's butterflies on my card!*****

Okay, here's the challenge for this week at Flutter By Wednesday...gotta say, I love it!  love having more than one challenge in a challenge, so this was right up my alley!
L-Layers-at least 2 layers!
O-odd number of embellies!
V-must have the color violet!
E-Except red!  I swear, cross my heart, i used RV copics on this card, they were pink!  They look reddish to me in the photo, but it wasn't red!
Super fun and easy, right?!  Make sure you take a peak at what the other LOVEly design team members came up with by popping over to the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  Link your card up as well so we can see what you created!
Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 188, Open Challenge, Rhonda Design Studio

Happy Wednesday, everyone.  Today we have an open challenge at Flutter By Wednesday, and are showcasing our sponsor from Rhonda's Design Studio.  Some super cute images over at that site.  Make sure you pop over there if you haven't been to her site before.  I used LIzzy with braids.  Cutie, huh?  Anyhow, don't forget your fairy, butterfly or angel on your card!  We look forward to seeing your creations!  Make sure you link your creation back up to the Flutter By Wednesday blog, and see what the other ladies came up this week for you! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 187, Like A Emboss.

I know that title will make no sense to the masses, but it reminded of something my 12 year daughter is always saying, "Like a boss".  I have no idea where she got it from, but she says it all the time. So, it just hit me when I started typing thinking of our challenge today!  Today's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to emboss.  Don't forget your butterfly, fairy and angel!  So go emboss like a boss!  LOL!

Today's card is so pretty, yes?  I have been watching videos at Color Me Copic.  Such talented ladies over there sharing their tips and tidbits.  One of my personal favorites is Amy from A Thousand Sheets Of Paper.  Trying her tips on hair today.  I also followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  Make sure you stopped by Flutter By Wednesday to link up your creation, and see what the other designers came up with for today's challenge.  My image and sentiment are from The Greeting Farm and my image is from All That's Scrap.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chirping Owls. Using the Cricut for school.

Gabi had a book report due and had to have visual aids a few months back.  She did the report on the "Guardians Of Gahool".  Good books, if you haven't read them them, or if your kids haven't.  She enjoyed the book, and read the next one right away.  In order to get her visual aids I pulled out my cricut,  

We felt like Popsicle sticks would be perfect for making hand puppets of the main characters.  (Tip...I pulled out the sticks from the vinyl packages for the cricut.) I borrowed the Create a Critter cartridge from my neighbor.   From there I cut out the same image four times, layered it up each time as well.  I tried to shape the owls different, since they were all different in the story.  She directed me on what color card stocks to use.  She added touches for the wings using white ink pen, stickles, shimmerz, and such to add more depth and differences to her creations.  Always amazes me what the cricut can be used for, and love that she went in feeling like a rock star with her little owl puppets. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday 186, Open Challenge

 It's an open challenge at Flutter By Wednesday this week.  Remember to include a fairy, butterfly or angel on your creation!  You can check out what the other design team members created while you're linking up your creation on the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  
For my creation today, I finally decorated some letters I've had for my craft space.  I finally got around to repainting the wall on the backside of the bonus room where my crafting area is, and this project has been put on hold until I found the right paint. When I say found the right paint, I mean the discounted paint returned by someone on Lowes. It's generally 75% off, and I love the price I can get the paint for.  But finding the right color isn't always quick, and I stalk that shelf of paint finding colors that will work in my home.  I walked in though once after being at Lowes the day before, and there was a fun color of purple that wasn't there the day before!  I'm in love with the color!  For 10 bucks for a gallon of paint, can't beat it!

I have to show off a few other things I'm pleased with that where finished up when I got the painting done...I had found this rack holder thing at Ikea in Atlanta over a year ago.  I thought the little cups that fit on it where perfect for the kids.  I Had pictured putting them in their rooms, but things changed and they ended up in the bonus room.  I cut out some vinyl to them labeling them.  Cuteness right? 

I grabbed the two purple ones for me, and put them on the racks I had gotten myself.  I envisioned the flat little baskets to hold buttons.  Perfect for the PTI button jars!  They were in the kitchen area, and dirt cheap at Ikea.  I was pleased as punch last night as I was putting up the stuff, and seeing it come together so nicely.  

I finished off by adding the create letters I decorated with retired TAC Maggie paper. I used prima flowers, stickles, ribbons, and buttons on them.  They are so girly!  Love them!  I added a few floating butterflies around the room, and one to my letter A.  The R is hard to see the pretty prima swirl of pearls on it.  Was a nice touch to add with some fun colored prima flowers. 

I'm so tickled with how the space turned out.  Took me wall weekend to get it done, but the end result is perfect for my space!  Just excited to have done it all myself! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #185, Bye Bye Winter Blues

How freaking cute is this image?  Sweet Tammi sent some images to me, and I couldn't wait to color her up.  I used some Basic Grey papers I've been hording, and added some stickles to the sweet cake!  That looks like a cake I would end up making, lopsided, and dripping with sweet icing!  Today's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday is to use bright colors, and say bye bye to the winter blues!  I don't know about y'alls neck of the woods, but here in the Hampton Roads area, we have been way warm!  Feels more like spring than winter out there lately!  I'm enjoying it, but I do like my winters.  Anyhow, make sure you link your creation to the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday New Year Blog Hop!

Big warm thank you to all of you who participated in the month long challenge we had over at Flutter By Wednesday.  So many beautiful creations were linked up over on the blog!  A lovely way to end 2011, peaking over wonderful artwork created by all of you. 

Are you all ready for a fun filled new year at Flutter By Wednesday?!  I can't believe it's 2012 already!  To start off let me tell you all some cool details....we have a few new blog members.  Please be sure to drop by Karen, Lynette, Leanne, and Suzanne's blogs to wish them a happy hello and congrats on joining the Flutter By Wednesday team!

Today we also have a wonderful sponsor Bugaboo Digi Stamps!  They have so super fun, cute images to play with!  Make sure you join us this week and link your artwork up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog to have a chance to win some thing from Bugaboo!  Better yet, it's an open challenge, so just make sure you include a fairy, butterfly or angel in your creation! 

Now, lets get hopping!  You should be starting off at the Flutter By Wednesday blog.  Than in order below....
Than Me!
After that, all done!  Outside of making your own creations and linking them back up on the Flutter By Wednesday blog!  I hope you enjoyed the hop!  My card uses a sketch from Mojo Monday.