Thursday, May 28, 2009

Listen to the Music ATC

This week at Altered Designs the TGIF Challenge was Phone Book: Use something from the phone book in your creations... This weekends new challenge for Weekend Crafters is Listen to the Music. And so this is what I created for both challenges....

The base of the card was printed sheet music. I then took my handy colored pencils and colored it with pink, blue, green, and yellow blending the colors as I went. The image is from a swap I received from a friend so Im not sure where it is from. =( I used some of the white pages in different areas of the background from the phone book. Musick was the name I found. I didnt see anyone with Music as a name. sighs. but it works all the same =) The piano in the top corner is from the yellow pages. I just colored it a brighter yellow to match with the background. The Blue is actually grungeboard that I wrote Listen on with a Sharpee. I edged everything with a black sharpee. =)

Head over to Weekend Crafters and join in the challenge fun! Thanks for looking! Have a happy weekend all!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Weekend Crafters: Pink & Green

This week's Challenge at Weekend Crafters is the color Combo: Pink and Green.

Since I wasnt able to participate in the Mygrafico challenge there for last week, I thought I would put the 2 challenges together. So I used 2 digital stamps from the Playful Pals set from MyGrafico, and lots of pink & green for this card. I colored the cat with colored pencil. There's a lot of sewing on this card as well. The center of the flower, the leaf, and the edges around the cat have glitter on them. It was fun doing this challenge. Pink & Green were the colors I used for my wedding Aug. 2nd 2003. =) It was fun working with them. I cant wait to see what everyone else is going to create!

The Challenge is open to anyone & can be anything your heart desires!

In other news, My Printer died. =*( My hubby wasnt able to bring it back to life =( Bless his heart, he tried.... but I guess my poor little printer went to printer heaven. We went and got me a new printer though and its working well. Its about time. I have so much stuff that I need to print that has piled up on my computer due to not having a working printer. I'm so glad I can finally get it all caught up now =) Even if it did cost me $50! lol.

I think thats pretty much it for now. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Its been a little while....

I've not been able to be as dedicated to my blogs/artwork and online responsibilities like I wanted after I started my new job. In fact, I was only able to log on maybe once every few days and that was for only a little while. I havent created anything in a while either. Fortunately for me, the job didnt work out. I just didnt like not having time for ANYTHING other than working and sleeping. My relationship with my husband was strained... I mean... we are okay its just we NEVER got to spend time together and when we did, we were so exhausted and grouchy that we didnt want to be near each other for fear of being mean. lol. I just threw in the towel and told them that I couldn't do it. I wasn't happy, Tim wasn't happy and I really really missed my husband, art and art friends!
So.... I'M BACK! Did you miss me?!?! lol.
Because of my absence PAMC suffered =( I wasnt able to spend the time with it that it took to keep it running smoothly and actively. Because of that, among other things such as it being too complicated and over bearing with everything I was trying to do with it... I decided to close it down. However! I did not remove the blog and all of its goodies. Instead, I replaced it with a new address, look/feel and rules. PAMC is now Weekend Crafters. Weekend Crafters will be similar to PAMC except prizes are not offered as often, & there is no design team either. EVERYONE is welcome to participate in the challenge and ANY sort of craft is welcome. A new theme will be posted every Friday.Each week a participating artist will be featured. The feature will include a mini-bio, examples of work by the artist as well as links that the artist would like to share and etc. We do have a group located at the Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends network on ning. Its pretty similar to the blog except that S&CF members that participate receive points for doing so.
I'm excited for the change and I hope that this blog will be active and more fun for everyone, including myself.

In other news..... I designed the new look of S&CF, the banners and blinkies are by me, the banner and blinkies for Weekend Crafters are by me as well =D I'm so proud of them lol.


I just wanted to give a quick rundown of whats happening with me, and where I have been. I'm back though, and ready to create again! Stay tuned, I'll be making stuff soon enough! Hope everyone has a great night!
with love,

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Challenge #10. April Showers, Bring May Flowers

Candy hosted the challenge this week at PAMC and she choose 'April Showers, Bring May Flowers'.. very fitting for the weather we've been having recently. BLEH!

This is my card that I put together =D I haven't had the chance to use this stamp for anything. Its been sitting in the drawer for almost 6 years untouched! EEP!
So happy that I got to make something with her. Isn't she beautiful???

I used a really pretty vellum glitter decorative paper for the background as well as a nice embossed type of lavender paper. Sorry folks not sure who they are by. The beautiful Lavender Fairy is by Stamps Happen. I colored her using colored pencils. I used purple and clear self stick gems, my sewing machine, and lavendar ribbon. =D

Head over to PAMC and check out what the rest of the design team made. Everyone has until Wednesday at noon to participate, and everyone is welcome to jump in. You dont have to be a member of the group or anything. MyGrafico is sponsoring the prize there for the month so participate and you might win a super cute digital stamp set!


Mother's Day Cards

This week I put together 2 mothers day cards as well for our mom's. I hope they like them. =)

I used decorative papers, letter stamps by studio G, ribbon, self stick gems, cardstock, decorative scissors, hole punch, crystal glitter glue, foam decorative stamp, & orange, yellow, black inks.
Happy Early Mother's Day to all the Mom's in the world!

Home Sweet Home Wall Hanging

Eesh, its been a while since I blogged anything. I have been pretty sick the last week or so and then I also started a new job and just havent had the time. Luckily I'm getting it together haha. Last week I put together this wall hanging for my living room and thought I would share.

The bases of each section is wood planks that I sanded down and rounded the edges using my dremel tool. I used matching sheets of decorative papers and pink, and blue cardstocks. I also used green and pink Flowers by Prima, and 2 large pearl like buttons. (I cut the backs off the buttons and shaved it smooth with the dremel) It helped to be able to attach them to the flowers flatly.
I also used crystal glitter glue for the top and bottom of each panel (sorry the pic doesnt show this) The cord to hang it is made of 3 different colored floss's that I braided together to match.

It was something different and fun for me to try. I hope you enjoy. Thanks for taking a looksy =)

Stay tuned more to come today.