Sunday, September 27, 2009

TSG21 Trendsetters Say Goodbye

This week TSG is saying goodbye to some of their Trendsetters (boo hoo). The challenge is to case one or more of the of the Trendsetters cards. I had a hard time deciding which Trendsetter to case because they are all so wonderful. Well I sort of put two cards in one. I cased two cards from the amazing Silke Ledlow. I just love the new Treemendous set and really wanted to ink it up. I took the inspiration from the following two cards: Bloom and Treemendous (please click on the names to see her beautiful work).

I left my good camera at work - so I may have to retake and repost Monday night. This picture doesn't show off the silver brads. I love this card...and I hope you do to.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches No. 12

This week's sponsor is All That Scraps, CC Designs Sugarplums Apple Emma. I didn't think I would care for this image, because I have a problem with no mouths!! But I just absolutely love the image and the paper that I used for the sketch provided. I'm glad I opened up to something I didn't think I would like...I love this.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

TSG-20 & Some Mojo!

I can't believe it! I got a little wild today. I decided to try a Mojo Monday sketch and combine it with my favorite stamps challenge - There She Goes. I used the first stamp set I purchased from TSG titled Rejuvenate. I just love the perfume bottles and partially popped them off the page. The circles are from Close To My Heart (another favorite company of mine). I popped the top circle up as well. I know exactly who I need to give this card massage therapist. She has had a rough couple of months and definitely needs to pamper herself.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my card.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches

This week was not a sketch challenge, but a RIBBON challenge. When I began this project I had different images going through my head...this is what came out. I am not sure that I am fully statisfied with it turn out. I think that's because I had a completely different image in mind?? Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

TSG19 -- Sketch Challenge

I received one of my wish list stamp sets from There She Goes and decided to participate in their weekly challenge. Although you cannot tell, the flower image I used is layered - I tried to photograph it, but it was frustrating me. I really enjoy how this card came out. I wanted to try this technique because I believe this is how I want to fashion my card holiday cards. Plain and simple!! Although cutting the hole and getting everything lined up wasn't that simple.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches #10

Wow! I just can't believe that 10 weeks have already gone this rate I'll be on holiday break soon! actually I am loving my classroom this year - I only have 1 (one) discipline problem this year compared to the 7 I had last year. I'm definitely more relaxed. Now I can make cards and not feel guilty that I'm not at work till 9 at night.

This week's sketch was simple and fun...check out the TMS blog. Here is my take on the sketch. What was cool was that I ordered the Polka Dot Pie line, Carnival with Pezzy from Pez-a-Doodle, and I sat down yesterday to determine paper colors and emblishments. I was cleaning my space (which then only takes 1 card to mess it all up again) and I was looking through a paper pack I received from my Close To My Heart Consultant - and viola! there was Fleur-de-lis paper in this pack - how could I resist.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 7, 2009

TSG18 - Custom Designer Paper

I recently had a wonderful conversation with Sr. Trendsetters, Angela and Holly from There She Goes and I expressed how much I would love to one day participate in Jessica's blog challenges. They didn't understand why I just didn't do it now. I explained that I was too intimidated. They both encouraged me to give it a try. Well here is my didn't come out the way it was planned in my head, but it's not too bad. I'll keep trying. I can't wait to get my new sets from TSG and the one the was already on back order. Jessica's new set are awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches

One of these days - I'll post more than for Tuesday Morning other words I will get school under control and will be able to make more cards and such. Oh wait, I think I need to wait for summer break - is that here yet?

I decided to get some images from the companies that are sponsoring my little sister's sketch site - just to see what everyone had the chance at winning. I just absolutely loved the mask from Sassy Studio Designs (I think it's cool she named her company after me - Sassy). I really liked Princess Penelope. It was my first try as digi-stamps. Needless to say I sort of yelled at Melissa because I couldn't get the digi's to work - and of course it was all her fault!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my work.