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April 2008's not saturday?

where on earth did the weekend go???  well, i did DO the sketch for you to try...just not on saturday...monday close enough???

here's the sketch:
and, here's the cardi-poo...
more of the great paper from imaginisce (from the mouse card)...i colored this image the same day and had it in a tin with paper scraps to match for when i put together the card...worked a head start when you don't have the time you would like to start from scratch!  love the colors of this...hope you do too!

happy almost over monday!

SU!: garden green cs, three for you & ticket corner punches, striped grograin, brads
whipper snapper stamp, basket of blooms; dp is imaginesce
brilliance graphite black ink, copics

we have a winnaaaa

i know, i am late...if you need to blame someone, blame him:

his name is know, the little bouncy boy...born to kenga...that's him...and, i am sure it is his fault that i haven't announced the winner of this yet!!!

well...the winner is...KIRSTEN!!!!  ( did the pickin' by the way...too funny to use it for four entries....but, hey, just gettin' started on this here blog!!!)  thanks for the awesome support to those that visit and comment so brings me joy!!!

will have a new card for you asap, i promise!  till then...
love and kisses to you fantastic supporters...i appreciate you!!!


that's just one of my thoughts for a sentiment for this little guy...i left the tag in the upper corner blank to add a word later...oops!! (as in, i forgot your birthday) or HI! are options i have thought of so far...

i made this wee one for beate's weekend sketch challenge...

i colored him with copics, cut him out (i had already masked off the party hat that he wears...but i could have just cut it off and trimmed him in some hair...) and used a dark gray copic to go over the edges...thus covering any white edges i left when i cut...he is then mounted on dimensionals...and, YES! those ARE eyelets you see there in the corners!! can you believe it? they are so stinkin' easy to set with a crop-i-dile, i figure i should use them since i have them!

hope your weekend is great! i spent most of my day (after working this morning) transferring 'stuff' from my old laptop to my new one...ick...tomorrow is gonna be WAY funner!!!

chelle (yeah, can't seem to find the file for the signature...gonna go search...oh boy!)

SU!: real red cs, eyelets, & striped grosgrain ribbon; dimensionals; pop-up glue dots; itty bitty background stamp set
whipper snapper, cupcake mouse
dp is imaginisce; bazzill cord brads; martha stewart tag punch and twine from micahel's
brilliance graphite black ink & copics

just because...

haaaaaaaayyyyyy!!! how are ya?????  fabulous day...such beeeeautiful weather!!!

made a little somethin' somethin' for the ways to use it challenge on SCS today...we were to use, i snipped, snipped and made this:

pretty much adore that wee pinwheel!!! grrrrreat, another card i can't part with!!! i used the base of a cupcake from stampendous set hey there cupcake to make the 'basket' for the flowers...then cup them out, cut a spot for the pinwheel stick...some other snipping involved, but won't bore you with the details!

hope the rest of your day is fab and firday is fantabulous!!!!!!!

SU!: dp afternoon tea, chocolate chip cs & ink, soft sky cs & ink, groovy guava ink & double stitched ribbon, wild wasabi ink; scallop circle, 1 3/8" square, 1/4" circle punches, piercing tools, dimensionals
PTI: stamp set papertrey
cognac palette ink, white brads...and, of course scissors!!!

cupcake birthday

happy hump day!

this is a card i made for the sketch challenge 173 on SCS the cupcake paper from basic grey!

i have mentioned my love of cupcakes before, haven't i???

have a fabulous thursday!

SU!: buckaroo blue cs (retired), real red cs & striped grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner & word window      punch, dimensionals

PTI stamp set birthday basics
stampendous cupcake set, american crafts white brads (one colored blue with copic marker)
dp is cupcake from basic grey, brilliance graphite black ink, copics, nextibilities

an inspired mother's day...

happy tuesday! and, you know what that means!!!!!  here goes beate's be inspired challenge #10!!

the inspiration:

a lanie loreth print from coldwater creek...and, the card i came up with:

i  immediately wanted to make a long card when i saw this print...and, i LOVE the colors!  the card base is a piece of 8 1/2 by 7 1/2 card stock scored at 3 3/ fits into a standard envelope (number 10, i think it is called)...i wanted more of that fabulous basic grey paper to show (stella ruby, by the way)...the flowers are punched out of matching paper from the pad...using my martha stewart punch from michael's...other deets below...

hope you like...have a fantastic rest of your day!

SU!: mellow moss cs & ink, soft sky cs, always artichoke ink, very vanilla taffeta ribbon, dimensionals
    brads from the soft subtle and rich regal collections
    sentiment is from the retired set all year cheer II, background stamp french script (also retired)
dp is stella ruby 6 X 6 pad from basic grey, martha stewart flower punch, nestibilities

i used my distressing tool and sponges to shabby the paper and card stock well as scrunched up the flowers before and after adhering...the sentiment oval is up on dimensionals

butterfly gift card for you

happy monday!!! soooo much better than last monday!!! yay!!!  how 'bout you???'s the deal...i want you to know how much i appreciate you!!! there are a small group of you that check in with me as i grow...your sweet comments and visits are what keep me motivated and inspired as i learn and grow in this fun endeavor...i love creating and having an 'audience' is the icing on the thanks for that!!!

that being said, i have a gift for one of you lucky gals (i think just gals...but, you never guys)...leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win...i will pick a winner (actually random something or other will) on Monday, April 28th (probably noonish)...this is your prize (prize used here cause i have to come up with a new fantastic name for 'blog candy' for next time when you get goodies!!! feel free to offer up suggestions!!)...

wanna see what's inside??????? huh??????

in case you live on another planet and don't know what that's a starbucks card...yes, it is loaded with a wee bit o' money! and, yeah, that says 'birthday wishes' cause i didn't come up with this idear until it was, re-gift if you must...but today, birthday wishes means 'thank you so much'!!!

good luck and have a phenomenal week!!!!

PTI: sweet blush cs & ink, berry sorbet cs & ink, sweet blush saddle stitched ribbon,
    stamper's select cs, butterfly kisses stamp set
dew drops, SU! mini glue dots and word window punch
tombow liquid glue is what i use to adhere the dew drops
i used my brand new scor-pal to make this gift card holder...i got the idea from another blog...for the life of me i can't remember the name though (i will add the credit in when or if i figure it!!)...the folded up piece inside the card is punched twice with the word window punch...side by side to make it fit the card...then the top and sides are adhered down...the card just slips right in!  and, thanks so much to kirsten for totally making me buy it!!!

coffee and friends...

what a lovely saturday it has and and hard work...well-balanced...kinda like my coffee...

this is my card for jen's sketch for you to happy was i when a wee package came in the mail today containing my first my favorite things stamps???!!!!

here's the sketch:

Sfytt_041908'ssss the card:

lovin' me some MFT!!! i love this dp from daisyd's...cute, cute stuff! i made that green 'paper' is the cups stamped in SU! garden green ink on garden green cs then sponged with the garden green and finally, sponged and smeared with versa magic cloud white ink...i pierced and 'stitched' the top and bottom...messed up the paper (cut the same size as the card base itself) and cs and adhered to the of the deets are below...

happy rest of your weekend...and...go get some coffee!!!!!

SU!: garden green cs & ink, basic black cs, creamy caramel ink (sponged on the edges of the white
    images), piercing tools, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, sponge, dimensionals
MFT hot stuff stamp set, daisyd's dp, PTI stamper's select cs, copics, copic liner, marvy punches
brilliance black graphite ink, versa magic cloud white ink

weekend cupcake

to continue my celebration of the weekend...a cupcake...and, beate's weekend sketch challenge!!! the sketch this week is was super easy...

i knew just the little fella to work with...

ummm...yeah...i love him...a lot!!!

alrighty...continuing on with my weekend joy...gardening tomorrow...YAY!!!!!

***edited: I DID IT!!! i uploaded my card to SCS!!! it was my first! YAY!!!***

SU!: bashful blue cs, cutie pie dp, purely pomegranate cs & double stitched ribbon, scallop punch,
    lg corner rounder (retired one), piercing tools
PTI stamper's select cs; sentiment is from stampendous set hey there cupcake,
cupcake mouse is from whipper snapper
copics, brilliance graphite black ink

thinking of you today...

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! I have never been so stinkin' happy for the weekend!!!! the week is over...finally!!  here we come weekend...make it goooood!!!!

since i was thinking of you today...i made you this card...

love me some copics!! and, flowers...and crush paper from fancy pants...nothing you haven't heard before!!

go out there and have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!!!

SU!: chocolate chip cs, mellow moss grosgrain ribbon, aged copper hodge podge hardware, piercing tool,
    1/4" circle punch
PTI: stamper's select cs, sentiment is from faux ribbon stamp set
dp is crush by fancy pants, copics & copic liner (added the dots around the image as well as the lines out from the base of the bowl), nestibilities, burnt umber palette ink