Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The ATCs are here!!!!!!!!!

The ATC swap I participated in in April have all finally been made and sent out and I received mine today!!

Chloe and Kristy:

Kristina and Misty:

Brenda and Charissa:

Kelly and Erica:

Kyla and Elizabeth:

 (This swap was organized by on their facebook page. Hence, the "steal" reference above. My husband didn't get it until I explained this!)

And my two:

I think they're all so pretty and it's neat to have a piece of artwork from so many people!

Monday, May 16, 2011

The blogversary approaches...

June 17th will mark my one-year annviersary of starting this blog.
Do I jump on the giveaway bandwagon?
: )
Who wants a giveaway for the blogversary?!?!?
With enough response I'll put together a package.
But I need to figure out how to do it (the giveaway, not picking items!).
Random drawing drawing from comments?
Whoever is the first to come clean my kitchen?
I can dream.

Just crafty supplies?
Or maybe one with craft supplies and another with Lemongrass Spa items?
Let me think about this...

Friday, May 13, 2011

hello my friend

Okay, here's my last-minute entry for the Unity challenge to use birds!

The stamps are from the current kit of the month:
 I went simple on this one. Stamped in white onto black cardstock.
 And then just added some bling and some ribbon (that just happened to match the flourish in the stamp!)

I kept wanting to add something to finish it or frame it...but I fought the urge and just left it simple.
Is it too simple? Not simple enough?
Not sure.
But I think I still like it so I will leave it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ATC Swap, part 2

Ok, so here is the second half of my ATC swap cards:
 I misted the card with a couple colors. Distressed and inked the edges.
Both the flower (stamped 3 times) and the sentiment are the Of The Earth set from Stampin Up.
 I love this ribbon!

 And all 16 cards.
 Is it weird I did 2 different cards? 16 just seemed like too many to do of one card.
Hmmm, still not sure how I feel about half getting one card and half getting another.

And initially I thought this would be my favorite.
But I think the other more colorful one might be winning now.
I am still waiting on my cards from the swap. I'm told they'll be here any time now.....
: )

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Birthday card

This is my second entry in the Unity challenge which is to use birds.
I really, really want to win this month's awesome prize.
: )
So this probably won't be my last entry either!

 The stamps are from the Itty Bitty set called Happy chick Birthday.
What better way to use an Itty Bitty stamp than on an itty bitty card?
So I made a cute little 3x3 card.
I had to only use a select portion of the sentiment to get it to fit though and had to stamp the birds separately too.
 I love twine!
 This time I colored the image instead of paper-piecing. And since I had a one-year-old monster hanging on me please forgive my coloring outside the lines!

Friday, May 6, 2011

So Happy Together

Okay, I made this cute little card and it is for 4 different challenges.

First up is the Unity challenge to use birds!
Second, is Wee Memories challenge to paper piece.
Next is Here Come The Boys challenge which is Anything Goes (as long as it is suitable for a male).
Lastly, I wanted to enter the Color Throwdown challenge (I love their colors). But the problem is that their colors are pink, brown, light blue and kraft. But since this is for a male I kinda changed the pink to an orangey color. I probably shouldn't enter, but I'm gonna try anyway because some of the DT cards up on their site don't exactly match either. : )

I thought it would be nice to create a card I can give to my husband just to say I love you!
The birds and sentiment are Unity stamps from the Happyville set.

 Here are the cute little pieced birds. I had to stamp them 5 times, once as the base and 4 times on each of the different papers. This is actually my first time paper piecing! I like it.

 The sentiment is punched with my SU label punch, but I wanted it framed so I hand cut the kraft and brown frames behind it. Then added some I-rock bling.

 Beautiful cappuccino twine.

And the inside.