Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another So Sketchy Sunday Challenge!

Hi all,

Just under the wire before the new SSS is up, but thought I wanted to keep my streak going!!

I don't know if I'm real pleased with this one. The original by Mary Vogel at On Life And Creating is so beautiful, it would be hard to do better, but since Breast Cancer Hope is one of my card mainstays, I think this one I can use and it was pretty simple...
Here were the instructions for this week:

1. Your card front should be a single, matted layer....not lots of layers, keep it clean and simple

2. Your card should include an image on the front and a sentiment on the front

3. Your card should include only one embellishment

4. Your card should include some "white space"
Here's what I came up with:

Ian was in his first Soccer tournament today. Unfortunately they didn't make it into Day 2, but the kids had a great time and did really well. They won two of their three games, but didn't have the necessary goals scored to "rack" up the extra points needed to get into Day 2. Also, they were in the toughest bracket, so we hope next year to make it all the way!

Here are some fun pics of the team and our "Young Champion"

Friday, March 27, 2009

Paying It Forward!!

Looky what I got!
Thank you so very much to Rachel from Wonderful Whimsy for these cute, creative magnets! I saw these cute flowers she created on a card on her blog and even had them bookmarked to try and create some on my own and low and behold I was lucky enough to be one of the first five to comment on her "Pay it Forward" give away, so now I have some of my very own to ooh and aww over. Thank you so much Rachel. Here is a picture of her handywork!

Now it is my turn to "Pay it Forward" Read below for the details on how you can receive a gift especially made by me as I keep the momentum going:

The 1st five get a goodie
I was fortunate enough to be one of the first five commenter's on Rachel's goodies giveaway. Now, it's my turn to pay it forward. The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you! This offer does have a few "rules of play":

1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make --- but I hope you do!
2- What I create will be just for you --- one of a kind!
3- It'll be done sometime this year (most likely it will be in the next month or two).
4- You have no clue what it's going to be. Well, a pretty good bet it will be made of paper!
5-The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog!

The first 5 people to leave a comment win a handmade card or gift (or both!) by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture on your blog of what you win when you get it! So....who will be the first 5 people? Even if you aren't in my first five, why not start this on your blog, too? Spread more love FASTER! Ready, set.....who will the first five be??

Friday, March 20, 2009

Getting into a Groove...

Well, once a week is better than I was doing.....Thanks to Mary Vogel over on her blog "On life and Creating" for giving me the incentive to participate in her "So Sketchy Sunday."

Here is the sketch for last Sunday:

And here is my version:

I used my CTMH Fancy Cut Botanicals for the flower and vine. I also dry embossed around a smaller one to get the background on the Sorbet cardstock. I used Petal brads, CS and ink. The sentiment is from the March Word Puzzle stamp set. Pretty simple, but fun.

I'm fighting a nasty cold and I'm not winning as of yet! I signed up for a spot at our church garage sale tomorrow, but had to bow out. I did take some things out there and got in on the Lenten fish fry...YUMMMM! (You would think my appetite would leave me when I'm sick, but alas, I seek out the comfort food)

My friend Peggy is planning to come over this weekend and help me prep for a HUGE scrapbooking and crafting garage sale coming up for National Scrapbooking Day....Stay tuned for more details!



Friday, March 13, 2009

Another "So Sketchy Sunday"

Well, I'm managing to get this done a little earlier this week....
Here is the sketch for this week:

And here is my version:

I was killing two birds with one stone with this card, I am going to a baby shower for a girl at work and thought I would try and come up with something using the sketch.
I used CTMH's Sweet Pea paper, My Stickease, Sassy Strands and Rub On's. A very quick and easy card.

I am working on my calendar for April and May, so that should be hitting your mailboxes soon, be on the look out for it!

Sunday, March 08, 2009

New So Sketchy Sunday Card

Hi again,

At least I am posting my "So Sketchy Sunday" Card before the next one gets posted! Sorry so slow, it is taking me longer than anticipated to get back to it after Regionals last weekend...

Here is this weeks Sketch..

And here is my version...

I used CTMH's Emporium paper pack, Chocolate and Twilight CS, Colored Pencils, Prisma Glitter, Wonderful Charms SS and Love Story Rub On's.
Hope you enjoy, now I'm off too get going on this week's sketch...Come join us here.
Till later this week...Have a good one,