Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy VERY Belated Bday Jessie!!

I cannot believe a month has gone by since I've posted to this blog! Whenever I get busy, I'm afraid my blogging seems to be the first thing to go:-( Plus, I haven't had much time for stamping either. Ok, enough with excuses, I'm posting a very late birthday card for the Prettie girl Jessie Rone! She turned 30 last Friday and all of the Prettie girls attended her bday party, except for me!:-( I was in charge of bringing the snacks. I know its very rude to show up late to a party, especially four days late!, but I hope Jessie will forgive me! I sent Lexi along to bring the cookies for everyone. Happy Birthday Jessie, I hope you had an AMAZING day!

I had to scan my image since my camera is on the fritz. I really hope I don't have to buy a new camera, I just bought this one this year!:-(

I did get a couple of halloween cards done as well, so I will try to get those up soon too. Hope you all have a great Tuesday:-)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Too Much Cuteness!

Last year I had three cousins and my brother getting married, this year I've got four cousins and my brother (different brother) having babies! Three of the babies are little girls, one we are not sure yet, and my brother is having a little boy!:-) I'm so excited about this, as much as I love my little niece, I knew I would love this second one just as much whether it was a boy or girl, but it will be so fun having one of each now! So with all of these little ones coming, I knew I wanted to knit something for them. I found this book, Simple Knits for Cherished Babies, on amazon and decided to get it. I'm so glad I did, it is beautiful! If you are a knitter, I would highly recommend it! The patterns are easy and really beautiful at the same time. On the cover of the book were the most gorgeous little ballet slipper booties, and I knew I had to make them as soon as I saw them.

Here are my pics of the finished pink and purple ones, I also made a pair in cream and another in yellow. I absolutely love how they came out, they are so tiny and just too cute! I hope my cousins will like them, I sent them off with some matching onesies:-)

Enough about knitting, here is one of the cards I made for one of my cousins.

The image is one I came up with for them, I love the pink and brown combo!:-) All the paper is from a Nana's Nursery pack I picked up at Joanns, I love this paper! Its perfect for baby girls of course, but I've used it for so many other types of cards as well. Hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!:-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Prettie Wednesday Challenge

First of all, I have to say thank you to Jules for such a great challenge:-) I had so much fun with this one! The challenge was to make a card using a shape besides a rectangle, square, circle, etc. My first idea was to do a leaf and use Falling For You Sophia. Than I found this tutorial on how to make a bird house ornament. It was so cute, and I'm so bummed because I don't remember where I saw it! If any of you think you know what I'm talking about can you leave me the link? But it gave me the idea to do a birdhouse card and use the little bird from Rainy Day Friends. I couldn't decide which idea I liked better, so I decided to do them both!

The bird house I"ll send to my aunt for her birthday card. I really love how they both turned out, especially the bird house, I think it may be the cutest card I've ever made:-) Next Wednesday Charmaine has asked us to do an ATC, and Artist's Trading Card. Something else I've never done, so should be fun. Hope you all had a great hump day, only two days left until the weekend!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

An Inspired Colored Scheme

This will be a quick post today, have got a lot on my to do list! This is a card I made for a challenge Danielle issued on the Paper Pretties forum a little while back. She asked us to make a card or project inspired by this room. As soon as I saw the picture I knew exactly what dp I was going to use. I bought it from Paper Pretties awhile ago. I absolutely love it and have been waiting for the perfect time to finally use it. And yes, I used Simply Special again!:-) I can't seem to get enough of coloring this image, I think its so much fun! I'll have a Sophia to show you tomorrow though for Jules's shape card challenge!:-) Have a great Tuesday everyone, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 5, 2008

An UnPrettie Card?!?!

Yes, its true. I used a stamp that is not a Prettie image, but don't get used to it, it probably won't happen often!;-) As you Prettie fans know, there isn't much selection for masculine stamps in the Paper Pretties line. Yet, I should say!:-) My brother turned the big 3-0 last week, so I definitely wanted the card to be masculine and simple. I used this letter set that Christie gave me at CHA from Clear Art Stamps. I love the way these letters look! And than incase he might still forget how old he's turning, I stamped 30 all over the paper in a sort of random pattern with another stamp set a friend gave me. I than sponged around the edges and left it at that. I was really tempted to add some layers or just a bit of ribbon, but my brother is kind of a guys guy so I thought plain and simple for him would be better. I'm heading over to my parents tonight and will be back Sunday with some more Prettie creations!:-) Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

An Old and New Prettie Challenge

So as some of you may have noticed, I've been a little absent lately. I blame it on a combination of family visiting and because San Francisco has finally gotten its summer! The summer months here are always chilly and windy. Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. That's a bit of an exaggeration:-), but it's definitely jeans and sweater weather. By the time August comes, I'm so sick of the weather I'm ready to move anywhere! But than all of a sudden it gets warm and San Francisco seems like the best city in the world:-) We spent a couple of days at the beach this past weekend and I'm sporting a mean sunburn, but it was so worth it!

Ok, enough about the weather and onto my cards:-) Since I never showed my card for the Wednesday Prettie Challenge last week, you're getting to see both today! Last week Danielle had us make a shaker card. This was my first one and I could not figure out what to fill it with. Than I remembered these rhinestone flowers I found at Joanns and I think they worked perfectly! I love how they look with Mrs. Wad E. Bug.

The challenge this week was issued by Jackie to make your own dp from a Paper Prettie stamp and than also use it to paper piece. I have to admit, I cheated a little on this one:-P Instead of paper piecing the watering can, I just masked around it and restamped my pattern. Sorry Jackie, I hope it still counts!:-) My color inspiration came from Jules beautiful photo album she made and the layout came from this gorgeous card from Jodi. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by all these expert stampers to learn from!

Make sure to check out the Paper Prettie design team blogs to see what they did for this challenge. I'm going there right now to check them out, I know they'll be amazing as always!:-) Jules challenged us to do a shape card next week, anything but a rectange, square, circle, etc. I'm pretty excited about this one, I've got a ton of ideas. Its going to be hard to keep me inside this week with the weather finally warm, but I'll try my best to do more posting than last week. Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

An Old Prettie Challenge

Today I'm sharing another older card. My stamping time lately has been nonexistent so for now I'll have to try to bedazzle you with some old cards. Its funny, I haven't been stamping for very long, but I really think I can already see an improvement from my earlier attempts!:-) This card I'm showing you was done for a challenge I issued the Prettie Girls. When I first showed Christie the sketch for our Simply Special stamp, I told her there was much more I planned on doing to it. But she loved it the way it was, and she was definitely right. The sentiment she came up for it is beautiful and I think this has become one of my favorite stamps of Paper Pretties to use. Especially to color!:-) But I still wanted to see what it would look like if I added more to it. So I gave the Prettie girls the challenge of hand drawing on their own card. But than I thought that might be a little mean because I know that most people aren't comfortable drawing, although I honestly think that anyone can draw, it just depends on how much you actually like doing it. So I changed the challenge to do SOMETHING by hand, either drawing, writing or doodling! This is what I came up with. I like how it came out, but I think if I were to do it again I would add a butterfly or two in there:-) The image is so big there wasn't much room for embellishments so I left it kind of plain. Looking at it now though, I think I would have tried to add some brads or something!

I'm hoping to get some stamping time in tonight. I better, I still have to finish the shaker card challenge for Wednesday! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!