Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thank You card

I made this card for my neighbor, she is always doing wonderful things and pretending she doesn't know who did them... So I decided to send an anonymous thank you card, because I am sure that I am not the only person she does wonderful things for.

Plain white cardstock
Tim Holtz embossing folder
Stamp from Stampin' Up
Color Box ink
Bling and Ribbon from my stash

Monday, March 12, 2012

I don't remember getting older, how did she?

This LO is of my daughter, it seems like just yesterday she was a baby, and now she's so grown up. It reminds me of a song from Fiddler on the Roof, but you definitely don't want to hear me sing it, so I will tell you about my project.  
I started with a challenge from Colorful Creations (White with just one other color) and found this picture, and the LO kind of created itself. I used the Favorite Things challenge at Totally Paper Crafts to inspire the embossing on the sentiment (favorite #1) The glimmer mist on the rosebuds (favorite #2) The rosebuds are from the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge incidentally. And the #3 favorite, is that I love the shadow feature on my computer, I use it all the time to print and then color in the words with gel pen (that's how I did this sentiment). The Hotshot Craft Blog challenge was Ribbons, .so I gave it a shot, and they were a must keep. And finally Really Reasonable Ribbon had a "Green" challenge too, and since my sheer ribbon just happens to be sold there, I had to enter one last challenge.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My favorite leprechaun

 I just got my Peachy Keen stamps in the mail yesterday, I have wanted these FOREVER... WOO HOO!  So, on to my card. This is for a friend who happens to be both Irish, and African American, so I thought, who says leprechauns are white with red hair anyway? :) Hopefully my bloggy friends will appreciate it as much as he did.  

I used a Kraft cardstock base, the background paper is from the Lemon Flower Stack and the leprechaun is from the Dress Up Paper Dolls cart. Theface is from Peachy Keen Retro Stamps, and the sentiment inside is from 2 different stamps, I taped off 1/2 and stamped the first part, then did the same to the other stamp.  They are both Stampabilities.  The hinges were snuck out of my husbands garage late last night (I was like a ninja, only older).

I used several challenges for inspiration so here goes...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Is it just luck?

This picture is one of my absolute favorites, I couldn't have taken this on purpose if I had tried.  I didn't even know that I had it until I was downloading my pictures.  So in honor of St. Patricks day, I decided to do my page with a Luck theme.

Words - Basketball Cartridge
Paper - Dots, Stripes & Plaids by DCWV
Basketball stickers - Jolee's
White gel pen for stitching


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

This is the wedding photo of my husbands Third Great Grandfather, I love old pictures, and this paper from DCWVs Coral Couture Stack was so beautiful that I decided that I didn't want to add much to the page so I matted the picture and added some journaling and decided that it was perfect that way.  Otto Henry Wolff was named after Otto von Bismark who was a family friend of his father, so my husbands family loves the telegram from Otto von Bismark, saying that he was honored, it makes us all feel very prestigious, (or not :).  This picture was taken 13, Sep 1909, when he married his second wife Emma Dockendorf. 
I used the geneabloggers prompt, Wedding Wednesday
and am entering the following challenges:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Birthday card for my sister.

My "baby" sister just turned 30, so I think I must be growing up...

I used the Lemon Flower Stack from DCWV, I embossed with the Polka Dots cuttlebug folder. The cupcake is from my Sweet Treats cart,and I used purple glitter glue to fill in the dots. Happy Birthday came from a cartridge which shall remain a mystery until I remember which one it was (Arghh) and I covered it with glimmer mist before I put it on.  The ribbon is BUY-THE-SPOOL, and the sentiment inside was from the dollar stamp bin at Micheal's, but I used my cool new ink brush markers. I stitched the inside with purple gel pen.

Fantabulous Cricut Blog - The color green
Allways something creative - Birthday
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Spots or Stripes or Both
Polka Doodles - Polkadots, Stripes or Both