Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Challenge #52 Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog

The theme for the Challenge #52 for CCCB this week is Embossing, wet or dry.  My sample for the challenge is a little gal named McKayla by

 The bottom layer of the card is dry embossed .  I accented the top layer with some dark brown twine.  The image was colored digitally and detailed by hand to finish.  The buttons just added another finishing touch for this sweet little McKayla's card.  She's all dressed in her Halloween best.  I edged the image with dark brown ink.

Now this challenge will run from Tuesday ,9/25 - Monday, 10/1. Hope you give it a try.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Etsy Store

Friends, I have a question about Etsy.  I am seriously thinking about opening an Etsy Store.  I'd love some feedback from those of you who have taken the plunge.  Now I don't create my own images, I use other artists for my cards.  Does this make a difference?  Pros and Cons.  I would really love your input.  I want to look before I leap.
Have a great day!

One More Day before New Challenge

Challenge # 52 at The Stamping Boutique begins tomorrow, 9/25 and runs through Tuesday, 10/2.
Check back here tomorrow to see what in store for you.  

After posting your picture of your project at TSB's  site, let me see what you've done.  Post  it here.  When the challenge is over, someone will get some great blog candy for posting her project here as well.  But do post at TSB.  You'll have  an opportunity to win some of her fantastic images.  You've seen some of them here in my projects.  That web site is  

No pictures today, but more to come tomorrow.
Remember, check out the Challenge Blog.  You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lost my post pictures

I am not sure what happened to all my pictures I added to my last post, so I'll try again.    Here are some of my latest cards from the past few weeks.

 These are some of the 2 5 7 9 boxes we made for our Chat Party at The Crafter's Cafe this weekend.  All the images are from
All of us on the Chat are going to exchange our boxes with one another .  

 These two pictures are from an earlier challenge.  I thought the template for the box was the one we were using for our chat .  So I just took these pictures to share, when I realized it was the wrong box.  So if this little pink box looks familiar, it's because I already posted this for a challenge in February. Oops!

 This little cutie is Katie, and she's ready for 1st grade.  The image is from  robyn'
The challenge was to use this image to create a back to school themed project.  I made an easel card with Ms. Katie.  Just to do something a little different rather than a regular card shape.

Now here is another card using The Stamping Boutique's image, Kyle on her Books.  This was our theme for the Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog the Design Team made samples for.    We have another Challenge Coming up starting Tuesday, September 25th.  I'll let you know what it is Tuesday morning, so be sure to check in with me.  

And if you do participate in this week's challenge, be sure to post it on the CCCB (Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog)  It's so much easier to use letters, isn't it. LOL
 Also, if you post your adorable creation here so I can see it, I just might have some special "blog candy" waiting for that lucky person.  You'll have from 9/25 (Tuesday) - 10/1 (Monday) for the upcoming challenge.  So check in Tuesday to find out what it is. 

Now this card was not done for a challenge.  DH's Aunt Inge celebrated her 85th birthday 2 weeks ago.  I decided to make her card up in German.  I was able to find a font that would print the words I typed in English into German.  So the front says, Happy Birthday, Inge.  She was so touched.  I am so glad I took the extra time to do this.  She is a very special lady.  

This was our challenge at CCCB for the week of 9/11.  Theme was "never forget".  The image is another of The Stamping Boutique's.  This is Audrey.  I actually colored her digitally and then embellished and highlighted  the card after it was printed.


This is some of the samples from my ATC Swap in August at TCC.  The theme for this month's ATC Swap is  Java .  (it's all about coffee)

Well, I've got you all caught up now. Hopefully these will post. 


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Labor Day Challenge Card

I have the cutest little guy , AJ, who just happens to be a construction worker.  I could resist making a card for our Labor Day Challenge.   Well, here he is.  Little AJ, who just happens to be an electrician.  (little partial to electricians, hubby & son ).  I tried something this time I've never  attempted yet.  I colored the image  digitally.  I really enjoyed it, but I've got lots more practice before I'm completely satisfied with the colors, etc.  But I am pleased with how this  card turned out.

Let me know how you like it.  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Catching Up With Creations

I've got some catching up to do.  This past week has been a busy , busy one.   And when you're just not up to par, it can be a wee bit  of a challenge to post everything on time to share with all my friends.

My first picture is one for a weekly challenge at The Stamping Boutique.  The theme was "Banners" .  The image I used was "Smoochie With Banners".    I love this series with Smooching.  There are a variety Tracey at TSB carries of our Smoochy.  

Most of the ribbon I used to surround the picture is from Really Reasonable Ribbons 


This next card was for the latest Wednesday Challenge at The  Crafters Cafe
The image I used was one designed by Claire Keay  
The theme  for this Challenge- use primary color-Green
2 embellishments- buttons  
Our little gal is sitting at her table for 1st day of Kindergarten.  This could also be us as we sit down to create something.  The hair & the look are perfect for how we usually feel at that time.
 This next picture is one from yesterday's Friday Altered Challenge at The Stamping Boutique.  The item being altered is a candy roll(your choosing) altered to look like a pencil.  (another back to school themed project)This was such a fun and easy project to do.  

 Now I'm all caught up and ready to get to work on some upcoming challenges.  

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