Friday, May 1, 2009

CAARD varks Reader Weekend

If you've never been to the CAARD vark website, you really should. It's a great challenge website....I spend more time ogling cards there than I should. I soooo should be taking part in the challenges. Anyway, they are celebrating May Day weekend, May 1-3, by spotlighting thier readers. Reader cards and projects will be in the spotlight all weekend!

Be sure to visit
the CAARD vark website all this weekend. I even have a card being featured in this "show-n-tell"! I'm so excited!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Check Out This Blog Candy...

Twisted Chick Creations Flaxychick is offering some great blog candy from paperaddiction... designer paper from Imaginisce & Basic Grey, rub-ons, brads, stamps and ribbon. Doesn't that sound great? Just click here to check out the blog candy, and look through her blog while you're there. She creates some gorgeous things!

I'll post another card one of these days. :) Have a great day!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Must See Blog...

I have been a fan of Bety since I found her sometime last year. Her creations are always stunning. I wanna be Bety when I grow up! ;)

She is celebrating 2 years of blogging by offering some blog candy. To find out more about it, check out
THIS POST, and while you're there, make sure you check out the rest of her beautiful creations. You should also visit HER ETSY SHOP.

I had some "happy mail" twice this week. I plan to post pictures tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

Blog Candy from Julie at Scrapping Away....

Earlier today as I was on my Google Reader page, catching up on all the blogs I follow, I was reading a post on the Inspirational blog. If you've never visited that blog, you must! Julie created it to showcase creations from around the world. Julie and her team post pictures and links to many blogs that are just so inspiring. Many of the ones that have been showcased on the Inspirational blog are now subscriptions in my Google Reader!

Today's post featured blog candy that Julie is offering on her own blog,
Scrapping Away, to celebrate becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. If you would like a chance to win her awesome blog candy, check out THIS POST. She is offering 5 sheets of American Crafts Thickers alphabet stickers, Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, Pot of American Crafts Typehouse Numbers and last but definitely not least Ranger Perfect Pearls!!

She will pick a winner on Saturday, November 1st, at 10pm (UK Time), so this is open for two weeks. Well, watcha waiting on? Get
OVER THERE and check it out! :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Webster's Pages Blog Candy

I love the Webster's Pages papers, even though I don't have any yet. I'd love to win some, so I'm posting about their new product that's being offered as blog candy.

Their new collection, "
Hello! Beautiful" is in and being offered as blog candy today! You've gotta get over there quick.

This is a great giveaway! You're getting the
complete collection of papers PLUS a pack of the new journaling cards PLUS a pack of the new message cards!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Birthday Card for my daughter....

My daughter's birthday was this past Monday. I can.not.believe she's 10!!! She brings so much joy to my life. Here's the birthday card I made for her...

Ya think she liked it? Best reaction I've *ever* gotten from her with a card!

This reaction is another story.....

The gift that brought on this reaction has been the source of MUCH conversation.... begging... whichever you wanna call it. What was it? How 'bout this...

Nah...cute little Webkinz, though. Think it was this?

God, no!!! One more....

Yes, we got her a cell phone. Still can't believe I caved. :)

Card Recipe:
Paper---SU Pink Pirhouette; SU Kiwi Kiss; Basic Gray Eva
Assessories---Cricut Expression; Cricut Indie Art Cartridge; Cuttlebug & Mesh Texture Embossing Folder; Ribbon from Target Dollar Spot; Tiara Stickles
This card meets the requirements for the World Card-Making Day Challenge over at creativejourney

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

How about candy for breakfast?

Why, I'd love some! But, since chocolate isn't really a breakfast item (unless it's covering donuts or in the form of chocolate gravy that my BIL makes so well), I think I'll try THIS. You can, too...just follow that link. Good luck!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wanna Win a Cricut Expression?

How would you like to win a Cricut Expression? If so, check out this post on The Secret is in the Sauce. All you need to do is add their blog button to your sidebar (a requirement of the give-away) and leave a comment in the post that I linked earlier. You can enter once each day by visiting their blog and commenting. If you also post on your blog about the contest and link back to SITS, you'll get 5 extra entries! Good luck. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Di Hickman: Card Sketch August #3

Di Hickman: Card Sketch August #3

As I was reading the various blogs I subscribe to, I came to this card sketch on Di Hickman's blog:

I've been slacking on working on my albums since I started card-making, and when I saw this sketch, as much as I wanted to go upstairs and make a card, I feel crappy because of a sinus infection. So, why am I telling you all this then? Because I created a digital scrapbook page using her sketch! Whaddaya think?
Digital Template ~ Di Hickman
Digital Sentiment PNG ~ Creative Memories
Digital papers ~ Starburst from Digital Freebies
Digital embellishments ~ Annie's Room, BabyCafe MegaCollab Kit, Raspberry Road Tool Box Kit, Refresh Collection, Raspberry Road Lovebirds
Created using StoryBook Creator Plus by Creative Memories

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Gift Set for a Happy Birthday

One of my best friends had a birthday waaaaaaaaay back in May. There's a reason I'm just now posting her gift....it's called "brain farts". ;)~ Everyone who knows me knows that I have memory issues....it's relatively new, so I hope everyone, including the birthday girl!, understands and loves me anyway!

When Shannon saw some cards I made before, she "kinda" hinted that she would like some. I decided then that I would come up with a set for her birthday. I knew she liked pink and brown, so I went with those dee-lish colors....I mean, what girl doesn't love pink and brown?!?!?!?

**Please click on the pictures to enlarge.**

I made the box using my Scor-Pal. It was relatively easy.

Here are a couple of pictures of the cards. I made 6 cards/envies, using a different Cuttlebug embossing folder on the large brown mat to help give each on a different texture. To stamp the monogram, I used the StampRite Monogram stamper, Curly font.

Even though I don't have pictures, I also made a couple of other things for her. One of them was a giant clothespin from Michael's. I painted it with some chocolate distress paint and attached a large fancy Prima flower and some ribbon onto one side...I hope that she'll use it as a photo or memo holder. I also "fancied" up a Pentel RSVP to use with her note cards. I unscrewed the end and pulled out the ink reservoir, wrapped it with some matching paper that was cut it the length of the area between the black rubber gripper and the black on the end of the pen. I also used some of the ribbon that was used on the bag, plus some Basic Gray fibers, to tie onto the cap of the pen. I sooooo wish I had taken a picture!

***Please note that if you are interested in a set of cards similar to this, just email me at jowen214ATyahooDOTcom. I can play around with various papers, but a set like this would be $25 plus shipping. I take PAYPAL only.***

Stamps: JustRite Monogram Stamper w/Curly font
Paper: Creative Memories Romance papers; Creative Memories white card stock
Assessories: Prima flower; We R Memory Keepers rhinestone brad; Swiss Dots & Textiles Cuttlebug Embossing Folders; Cricut Expression & Design Studio; Creative Memories mini flower punch; Creative Memories photo tape.