Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's Challenge Time!!

Hey Everybody...
It's Challenge time over at the JDE site.  The Sketch Team is hosting this week and since I'm a part of that team, here's my card!

Yeah, I'm new to following a sketch and in my opinion, I've seriously got lots of room for improvement!  LOL  As always, we're making it easy on you and the challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!  It would be really nice to see what you come up with and of course using a Robert Jackson image is ALWAYS a plus.

Happy Crafting!

Challenges Entry:
Ooh La La Creations - Ribbon or Twine

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Yeah.... I can FINALLY show the world the card I made for my mom. 

I am so happy with the way this card turned out.  I love the way neutral colors look and for some reason I have been drawn to them recently.  This post will be short and sweet.  

Happy Mother's Day!

Image "Suga Moma" by Robert Jackson.

Challenges Entered: 
Waste Not Wednesdays – Forgotten Supplies (buttons I bought several years ago just because they were on clearance)
Papertake Weekly – Cute, Cute, Cute
Patties Creations Challenge - #43 Mother's Day
Raise the Bar Challenge - #104 Mother's Day
Simply Create Too - #13 Mother's Day/Feminine

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We all make mistakes...

Hello All My Crafty Friends...

Ever make something and you're so excited about how it came out??  Well.... taa-daaaa....

I made this for my BFF.  I doubt she reads my blog, so I'm not worried about the surprise being spoiled.  And if she happens to see it... SURPRISE!  It should get there Saturday.  (LOL) 

The title of this post is "We all make mistakes".  OMG... I've never had as much design drama as I did putting this card together.  SMH... I wanted to paper piece it so I thought... "ohhhh, I'll half stamp the image on the printed paper".  Yeah, I stamped the wrong part.  My coloring was just all off.. and to be honest parts of it looked HORRIBLE.  So I saved the jeans. 

Okay, now we know I hate cutting things out... Yep, cut out the flowers from a paper pack and then it was TOOOOOO big...  After trimming and trimming, this is what I came up with.

At one point I was ready to just throw the card away and go buy her a cheesy card from the store and call it a day.   Can you believe I splattered ink on my image???  Thus I had to cut it out and "make it work".  YES, this card was a true LABOR OF LOVE!!!

It's amazing that a card with all that drama came out so cute!!!  

Image - Stamping Bella
Paper - Smooth Solar White Neenah 110lb, My Minds Eye & DCWV
Inside Sentiment - "Wishing you a beautiful Mother's Day!"

Challenges Entered:
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
The Outlawz -  Copic/ProMarker Challenge
Pan Pastels - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes: Mother's Day
A and T Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inks & Such...

Hey Everybody...
It's new week which means, there's an NEW CHALLENGE over at Jackson's Digital Expressions!  The Inks and Such (IaS) Team is hosting this challenge.  I'm a member of this team and I wanted to send a shout out to my Teamies!!  Their projects are FAB, as always.

My project for the challenge is featured because I didn't follow the directions! We were supposed to make shaped cards and....I didn't.  

Image "Diva II" by Robert Jackson.
Copics used E15, E13, E11/Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11/C9, C7, C5, C3/R37
Black & Yellow Cardstock - Die Cuts with a View
Printed Paper - Black Market Paper Society
Card Base/Image  - Smooth Solar White Neenah (110lb)

Challenges Entered:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
Art with No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - For the Ladies
The Outlawz - Greeting Challenge

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I see colors...

Hi Everyone!

This week at Jackson's Digital Expression we're having a color Challenge.  I am the Co-Leader for the Color Team and here are the colors we used for our first color challenge.  Picking colors at random seemed easy but... USING the colors... that's a different story.
Y06, E47, R32

This is my card which can also be seen over at the Jackson's Digital Expression site along with all of the details for the this week's challenge.

Image: Life Gives You Lemons by Robert Jackson
Paper: My Mind's Eye  (Simply Delightful)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White (110lb)

As of right now the inside is blank because I haven't decided what else I want to do with it! LOL  I might just hang it on the wall by my craft table.  One thing I'd like to point out the pearls were once a whitish color but... I decided the color them with Y06 and taaa-daaaaaaa!!!

I've entered this card in the challenge over at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner  
I just love ANYTHING GOES!!!