Sunday, November 28, 2010

Laughter is the best Medicine...

One of my hubs troops was admitted into the hospital on Thanksgiving Day=(  Thankfully he went to the ER...his appendix had ruptured a couple of days earlier.  They put in stints and in about 6 weeks he'll have to have his appendix removed.  Poor guy is still in the hospital so I wanted to make him a card to lift his spirits. 
My card is CAS (clean and simple).  I used my Scor-Pal for the first time today to make the lines at the bottom and right side of my card.  I think there's a learning curve to using it, lol!  I colored the lil' Doctor in with Copics on Neenah Cardstock, layering him on Night of Navy.  Both stamps are from A Muse.  The ribbon and button are from Denami Design.
I hope ya'll have a great week!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter Whiteabella...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner and have lots of leftovers!  The things I'm thankful for this year are-  My newest grandson Connor.  My daughter and grandboys moving in with us.  Waking up to Wylie's big smile.  I'm especially thankful for my hubs who made their move possible and who gave me the craft cave of my dreams=)  My in laws who've helped us out so much this year.  Marc who made the kids transition so much easier.  I'm blessed to have a wonderful family and such great friends in my life!
This is my entry for the Bellarific Friday Challenge over at Stamping Bella which was to do an all white card.  This is a first for me, I'm use to some color!  I kinda like it tho=)  I stamped Wreathabella in Momento ink and colored her in with my Copics.  I added Smooch to the white bits she's wearing and some Stickles to her hat, boots, ribbon and holly berries.  I used the Snowflake and Pindots CB Folders for the layers.  I glittered up a snowflake from a Marvy Punch with Glamour Dust.  I'm kinda bummed that the snowflake photographed cream instead of crisp white=(  I used SC308 for my layout.  
Thank-you for stopping by.  Is anyone braving Black Friday? 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Give Thanks...

So I feel guilty that I'm crafting when my house is still a mess from my daughter and grandboys moving in=(  I guess sometimes you have to walk away from the madness and give yourself some "you" time, eh?  Well, I made several of these...a few for my hubs troops and for the ladies that belong to my spouse's group.  We're actually headed to Joe's Crab Shack for our meeting tonight.  I've never been there before~my hubs doesn't like sea food=( 
Anyhow... I made this for Denami Design's Sketch Challenge #5.  Isn't that Turkey from Denami Design just the cutest lil' guy???  I stamped him with Momento ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock and colored him in with my Copics.  I stamped the Give Thanks Circle Stamp also from Denami Design on Crumb Cake Cardstock, mounting it on Cherry Cobbler.  I ran Early Espresso through the Cuttlebug then used the SU Scallop Border Punch on it.  I mounted my card (3.75 x 4.75 premade notecard) on Pumpkin Pie Cardstock just to give it a little more umph.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!     

Friday, November 19, 2010

Welcome Home Sebastian...

This is the first card I made after returning home and it's one very special card!  Our friends Rosy and Noel adopted a little boy on October 11th.  They named him Sebastian.  I was so happy for them to finally be blessed with the most precious gift on earth, a baby.  It was so neat to follow their process and excitement while I was away over fb.  I shed many tears of joy for them.  I haven't met Sebastian yet, but can't wait to!
This is also my entry for The Bellarific Friday Challenge over at Stamping Bella.  It was a sketch challenge.  I stamped Babyfellabella from Stamping Bella on Bella's Bestest Paper with Momento Ink and colered it in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  I put a little Glamour Dust on her skirt, hard to tell tho.  The sentiment is Sweet Little Sentiments from Stampin' Up!  I used Bazzill White, Bordering Blue, Dusty Durango Cardstock and Making Memories DSP.  The ribbon is from the $1 bin at Target=)  My buttons are of course from Denami Design...
My hubs squadron is having a Thanksgiving Luncheon this afternoon.  I'm looking forward to going.  I haven't seen the ladies since I got back...and my fingers are crossed little Sebastian will be there=)  Thank-you for stopping by!  Hope ya'll have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Camping out...

Ahhh...I have to say it is SO refreshing to be home and in my Craft Cave where all my goodies are at my finger tips!  It brings a HUGE smile to my face when I open the door to my Cave and see my orange walls=)  It truly is my happy space!  I made this for my hubs friend Marc who let us "camp out" at his house for several weeks while he's been deployed.  I wanted to send him a little card to let him know we're thinking of him.  Marc likes Moose so this Riley image is just perfect.  I hope some happy mail will brightens his day!
I stamped Tent Riley from Riley and Company on Crumb Cake Cardstock with Momento Ink.  I colored him in with my Copics.  I used Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green for my layers.  I picked up the dsp from Joann's a couple days ago.  The ribbon is a random scrap I got while in Idaho, I wish I could've bought a spool of it!  The buttons are from Denami Design.
We are going to Fuddruckers for dinner tonight.  They are kindly donating a portion of their sales today to my hubs squadron.  Thank-you Fuddruckers!  Thank-you for stopping by, hope ya'll have a great rest of your day! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Knight in Shining Armor...

I tell ya, it sure was hard to create with basic supplies while I was away.  This is the last card I have to share that I made while I was in Idaho.  It of course is for my hubs=)  I wanted to let him know I was thinking of him and thank him for preparing our home for our daughter and grandboys to move into and for all else that he's done to make their move possible.  He worked so hard to get things done around the house and I really appreciate it!  He really is My Knight in Shining Armor.                   Ok, first I have to say that I felt so horrible when I sat down to post this card.  I made this mid October and I know I used someone's sketch for this card but I forgot to write the card details down=(  If you recognize it, please let me know so I can give proper credit to the sketch creator=).  Ok, onto the card details...I stamped the Princess Castle, Princess Chickie and Knight Chickie from Denami Design with Momento ink, colored them in with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS on Neenah Cardstock.  I put some Flower Soft on her little skirt.  I added stickles to the roof tops, flag and heart and smooch to the windows tho hard to tell in the picture.  I also added smooch to the second image layer to give it a little more depth to the card.  The yellow layer is ribbon=)...I had to get creative!  The buttons and ribbon are from Denami Design.
Thank-you for stopping by, hope ya'll have a great week!   

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grateful and Thankful...

For an old co-worker of my hubs, Doug.  He looked after Marc's house while my daughter and I stayed there and took care of anything that came up.  He was a  life saver and fixed my daughters truck when it broke down...I don't know what we would've done without him!  Mikaela's truck made the drive fom ID to AZ no problem!  I'll be forever grateful and thankful for all that he did for us during our stay in ID!
I made this for Doug while I was still in ID and had "limited supplies".  I colored the filigree stamp from Denami Design with my Prismacolor Pencils and OMS.  I added some stickles to it for a lil' bling.  I bought the DSP and Ribbon from Walmart. 
We are having company this evening, I must admit...I'm a little stressed as my daughter's apartment is still scattered throughout my house.  Luckily it's just my in-laws...hopefully they'll understand. 
Have a wonderful day.