Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nose to Nose card

I made this card using the adorable Crissy Armstrong digital image called "Nose to Nose.  Guess who she's nose to nose with?  A sweet sweet sweet little puppy, of course.  You can find this image at Whimsy Stamps.   I made this as my last Design Team card for Sundays with Crissy.  Sadly I have to say goodbye to these wonderful, caring ladies & the amazingly talented Crissy.  I have so much on my plate these days with my hubby & family that I had to make the sad decision to step down.  But don't worry..........I'll still be making cards.  Gotta have my card therapy.......right?  LOL still have time to pop on over to the Sundays with Crissy challenge blog to enter your "animal" creation.

My daughter just had spinal fusion surgery (her second) followed by a scary blood transfusion a few days later but PTL is home now where I can take good care of her.  So this card is for her.  The little cutie with the bare feet reminds me so much of my Kimmie when she was a little girl.  She is colored with my Copics (Skin: E000, E00, R20 ~ Hair: E34, E37, E53 ~ Puppy:  E53 & E30) and paper pieced with my NitWits digital papers.  The background paper is from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad called "Lost & Found Two".  All of the embellies (lacey flowers, bling, seam binding & scroll) are from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays:  #61 Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog:  RCC46 Anything Goes with spooled item (the flower lace)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes:  #113 Spring Blossoms
Stampin' for the Weekend:  #6 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  And as always I love reading your sweet comments.  I think the crafting world is full of the nicest, sweetest, most caring people in all the world.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Birthday card

It's a happy happy birthday to my hubby Frank today!  I won't say how old he is now but he's catching up to me.  LOL  (I'm 5 years & 4 months older..........but shhhh........don't tell anyone........LOL)

I had to really step out of my comfort zone on this card.  If you visited me long enough you'd know that I love pink.  Pink & green are my favorite colors.  So this was a streeeetch for me.  Hope you like it.

The focal point of my card is a bicycle Photoshop brush I found free online.  Gotta love freebies.  I cut it out with my Nesties Labels One die cut (one of my very favorites).  I used a Tim Holtz pennant die I just got.  Love it! His dies cut so smoothly.  I distressed it all with DI black soot.  I even distressed the baker's twine.

The rest of the embellies & papers are all from my stash.  I made the bottom right button with a Tim Holtz reinforcement circle & a spinner......& then attached it to a metal button.  Frank thought it was a compass.

Thanks so much for visiting me today & have a wonderful week.

These are the challenges I'm entering:
Paper Crafting Journey:  #4 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges:  #160 Stripes
Paper Pretties:  PWC196 Masculine
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  No Sentiments
Creative Craft Challenges:  Boys will be boys
Totally Gorjuss:  #122 Anything Goes with buttons

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~