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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Life's Journey and the Sea Captain

Hi again!
Here comes ATC's and Cards with Attitude!  Two fantastic sponsors again!  This fortnight we have Meljens and Stitchy Bear!  The theme- Anything Goes!

Here is Sea Captain by Stitchy:

He is colored with Prisma pencils and placed on chipboard flourishes, then handmade DP.  The sentiment is a stamp from my stash.  Inside is decorated with the light card stock, DP and a Happy Birthday sentiment.

This is going to be a birthday card for one of our sons.  "Son, Life's Journey"--then the inside will have something funny.  My hubby is really good at writing the greatest, off the wall things!  It's sure to make our son laugh.  We are trying to get away from sending him cards of pretty girls (kidding!) so he gets this crusty ol' sea captain instead!

Well, folks, that's it from me for a few days.  I hope the coming week is a good one for you.  Remember to look for those little bright spots.  They are there- promise!


All Dressed Up For the Dance

Hello there!
It's Fat Pages And Card With Attitude time!  We had a great turnout last fortnight with 3 sponsors!  So 3 winners of wonderful images.  Isn't that great to have more than one chance to win?  I think yes!

I am trying to think if I have something funny to share with you, but alas, not really.  Except for my pup U-Lee singing Happy Birthday with us to my Mom!  I am guessing our singing hurt his ears!  Wish you could have heard him.  He carries a good tune!  Oh how funny, our theme is Music/Anything Goes!  He fits right in with this challenge!  Good Boy, Ulee!

Back to Fat Pages- this fortnights sponsors are Meljen's and Beccy's Place.  Great sponsors and with such wonderful creative images.  The theme-- Anything Goes/Music.  You can't go wrong!  Here is my card made with a sweet fairy from Beccy's called Carnation Fairy.  Beccy has created a birth flower fairy for every month!  Carnation is the flower for January.  I guess I am a few months off!


I was thinking of our optional theme Music and the song "A white sport coat and a pink carnation....I'm all dressed up for the dance."  That's the only line I remember!  And it keeps swirling in my head!  Remember that song?  So a January flower fairy in August. 

Carnation Fairy is colored with Prisma pencils.  Lace, pearls,  and a traced butterfly cut from a music print sent by a friend.  For the carnations, I sponged them lightly with pink chalk and intertwined them with a crystal hearts strand.  Topped it off with a pink seam binding ribbon.  Most of the products are from WOC.  Looks very pretty live with the crystals.  Super fun image to color. 

Well, another Fat Page completed...only thing missing is you!  Hope to see what you create this fortnight!  Check out the other DT member creations too.  You are sure to be inspired.  And Fat Pages doesn't add any calories!


I am entering into the following challenges:
Flutter By Wednesday's- Friendship (must have a fairy or butterfly!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Larakins' Drop By!

Good day, Friends!
The Larakins?  Well, they are fun and cute little visitors!  Let me show you:

 Aren't they the sweetest?  You can win the Larakins, or another image of your choice, by entering into this fortnights challenge at A and T Emerald Fairies!   The theme is Punches/Dies.  We also have the A and T Challenge still running, with an Anything Goes theme, so you can enter both challenges!  A and T also has a store with lots of super images, and lots of great freebies for you to use, too!  So, 2 challenge blogs and 2 stores to pick images from, and a Design Team on both blogs that is out of this world! Literally!  Fairies are so, so fun!  We would love to see what you create with them but if you don't have an EFG image, or an image by Anita at A and T, that's alright.  Grab a freebie or use an image you have and share your creation with us.  We love seeing what you make!  And you just might win a Larakin of your own!

The Larakins were colored with Prisma pencils, sprayed with hairspray and fussy cut.  They are hanging from a bird die cut sent from my bestest friend.  The clouds, fence and grass are also die cuts sent as a gift!  The flowers are from WOC.  All placed on blue card stock, then a checkered blue and green dp, with kraft as the card.  The inside has a panal of blue card stock and scalloped checkered top and bottom strips.  I think in the upper right corner I will add a small tag that says "Dropping by to say...", and then on the inside, "have a very Happy Birthday"!    And I think the Larakin's need a butterfly to play with.  Then they will be ready to send off!   

That's it from me today.  As always, wishing you those bright spots in your day.  We all need one or two, don't we?  Some of us three or four.


Sunday, August 19, 2012


Well, well, Sunday morning.  Hello!  Sunday- that means it's time for another OSAAT (One Stitch At A Time) Challenge!  My very first as a Design Team member! I am super excited to be on this fantastic team with such talent.  You'll see what I mean when you get to the challenge blog and check out their creations!  Out of this world!

OSAAT is a weekly challenge although I will only be doing a project for them every other Sunday.  Be sure to check us out every week though, as there are great prizes to be had and always a fun theme to follow!  This week our sponsor is:

Challenge #127's theme is - Back to School!  Whatever Back to School is to you, create it and submit your project.  If you use a Stitchy Bear image or product, you have a chance at winning from this fantastic sponsor.  Don't despair if you can't use a Stitchy Bear image this go- you can use any digital image and have a chance at winning from the Stitchy Bear Store!

There are so many great images by many of your favorite artists right there in one store!  So Fab!  Go take a look around.  One stop shopping!

Here is my Back to School card:

Guess what her name is?  Yep, it's WHATEVER!  Doesn't she just look like she is saying Whatever?  No words needed really!  She was created by Stitchy and you can get her in the Stitchy Bear Store.  Miss Whatever is colored with Prisma pencils, pop-dotted onto green card stock that I rubbed with a little row of houses.  Added a twine bow and set her atop some books I drew, with one in her hand.  Can't you just picture the attitude?  The rub-on stickers, twine, butterfly and paper are all some of those gifts I talked about last post.  So, so thankful to have these things to work with!

I think that's it for today!  I'll be back soon.  A few busy days ahead.  If I had to do a poll, I would like to know-- do you make your craft projects better under pressure, with a deadline to meet or better when done at your leisure with no deadline?   Curious.  Bye bye for now!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fancy Dresser

Hallo again!
A quickie for you:
This card was for my nephew, Nicholas.  Now Nick is a very interesting young man.  Super intelligent, the sort that you wonder what he is thinking, but he is also a, well, how do I put it, ummm, quite a "different dresser" than most.  But funny, he makes it work!  When I received this steampunk freebie from Colleen at Making Our Mark, Nick came to mind.  So, here you go, Nick's 28th birthday card:

Nick spent many years in France for being so young.  First, going with his High School for 4 semesters, then later, after getting his credentials, teaching in Paris  That is why the Paris post card background.  The background came as a gift from a friend.  Other than that, everything is from Making Our Mark, colored with Prisma pencils and placed on birthday DP.

Speaking of gifts, I want to thank my 3 Amigos for sending me such fun and often necessary card making supplies!  The other day as I was fnishing up a card I thought to myself, "Self, if not for this embellishment, you wouldn't have a card!"  Just a thought.  Thank you again, my friends, for sending me such great things to use when card making.  And most of all, thank you for being my friends.

Bye for now!  See you in the morning with my very first DT card for One Stitch At A Time (OSAAT)!  


Kicked off of Route 66 and a Birthday Picture!

How are you?  I wish that when I ask "How Are You", that I could have an answer!   Being on a Design Team, I see many of your creations each week and I often is this person?  Or say to goodness, she/he is so creative!  But the computer gets in the way of really knowing someone yet at the same time, we wouldn't have the opportunity to meet each other if not for it!  Quite a conundrum, huh?  Being silly again so I better get on to the the good stuff.  Well, I hope it's good stuff!

Here is my hubby's birthday picture.  The image is called Music Man Joey by Anne Fenton.  I believe I picked up the image as a freebie from the Outlawz site.  Anne is so very talented.  I placed Joey on a background scene by Spyder.  Another freebie from a super talented lady.  Soyder has the greatest freebies on Wednesdays and often has a game going to find the image.  Super fun and well worth it!

Joey is colored with Prisma Pencils then cut out.  Pop dotted him onto the background, put him a frame, and voila!  Hubby's Birthday Gift!  I chose this image because it reminded me of the stories I hear my hubby tell of when he was a small boy.  He comes from a very musical family.  Old style musical.  You know, the kind where the whole family sat around on a Saturday night playing their guitars and singing.  My hubby's Dad could even play the "harp", (harmonica) while playing the guitar!  I'm told he sounded just like Merle Haggard.  I so wish I was there.  Anyway, this is how I have my hubby pictured in my mind of when he was a kid.  I hope you like him.

And even though I can't hear you or even see you when you read this, I DO pray that whatever is going on in your life, that you find peace and wisdom.  And that you can sit and create something for someone else to see.  It really will brighten their day, too.  You brighten mine.  Thank you to my new followers!  I am always so pleasantly surprised!  I scan over your picture and see your names.  As soon as I catch up from the Route 66 trip, I plan on visiting each of your sites.  I just know you have beautiful creations and parts of your life to share! 


(PS.  The pic is a little distorted because I shot it with the glass already in place...I think that is a no-no!)