Friday, October 30, 2009

Snow Bear and Penguin

Well I have certainly been productive the last few days!! Considering it has snowed about 13" in the city and my car is buried, I have nothing to do but craft - well that and report cards. I want to post this card because I think it came out great! I think all this bear needs now is a bottle of coke - remember those ads!! I was on the web and was blog hopping, where I ended up who knows. In my surfing I found this sketch ( and loved it - thought it would be great to use for my card.

Okay, I still have a lot to learn about photography as well as Photoshop Elements - this didn't post at all the way it showed on my screen - ugh!! I need to go back to work in Corporate America so I can keep up on this stuff.

I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Okay, so I'm past Tuesday Morning...but would like to share my creation with you. The challenge this week was to alter something. So I saw these tins that International Coffees come in and thought about making these up for my students to give them a Halloween treat. Well that didn't happen!! My sister Karin taught me to do the alcohol inks, it was strange! Everytime I went for one color effect it would change the whole color scheme. I absolutely love the ribbon, wish I could find more just like it. The witch medallion comes from Close To My Heart.

Thanks for stopping by. Would love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Has Come and Gone!

I'll tell you, in the state of Colorado never ever pack your wardrobe because on in day in can be sunny and warm and then all of a sudden snow. That was the picture today. The day began semi-warm, then cold, then snow, then the sun stuck it's head out, and then it began to snow again. I just love Colorado.

I was on a mission today to get one of my swap cards completed today. This was not one that I was to do, but someone flaked and I decided to take on two groups!! Yikes right in the beginning of the school year - what was I thinking?? The image sent was a lot different! I cut out the pumpkin. I guess I didn't get the image (no offense to those who liked it). It was supposed to be a bear, but it looked like a sloth or possibly a monkey. It had wheat stalks and a bushel of apples as well. I just loved the pumpkin so I improvised, cut it out, cut some of the leaves around it and popped those up.

I like it! I think it came out nice. I hope you like it too! Thanks for checking it out!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches and There She Goes

My favorite stamp company - There She Goes is sponsoring this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches. WAAA...I wanna win!! The sketch this week is just wonderful. When I began my card I used this wonderful paper from Close To My Heart. I loved the paper that I just couldn't see putting a stamped image over it! (I'll post it later) So, I selected a section of the paper that was not as detailed and then used my brand new set from TSG titled Dream Big. I really like the results.

Boy do I wish I didn't have to work. I have some new TSG stamps and I'm waiting for some stamps I ordered from another company (which is now taking more than a week to get here) and I wish I had the entire day to just stamp and create. I loved my summer and I want the school year to zoom...I have so many card ideas and no time to make them.

Thanks for stopping by. Come on join us at TMS and you could be one of the lucky winners for a TSG stamp.

Wahoo....Broncos 6-0!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches

It's 11:15 p.m. in Denver - this teacher is going to be cranky in the morning. It's amazing the amount of paper work that is required of a teacher. We have report cards due, upcoming parent teacher conferences, and Individual Literacy Plans to write. How in the world do I ever find time for crafting?? It's called closing the door on school and just enjoying!! Don't get me wrong I love teaching, I just don't like the hours after school that I have to put in.

Anyway, this week's TMS sketch is a doozy (is that spelled right - hahaha)! This one took some serious planning Melissa. I love the image that I used from Close to My Heart. I had originally wanted to use the stamp that said, "You are my sunshine" (a thing between Melissa, my sister and I), but it was too big. Oh well, this worked out just fabulous!!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy.

p.s. One of these days I need to learn how some of the bloggers take the photos of their cards and place the watermark on them. I have tried, but I guess I just don't have the software. I need to look into it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Birthday Blog Candy Winner!!

Hello Ladies,

Comcast is having serious issues tonight - I hope that my computer will post. The winner of my birthday blog candy is:

CHARLIE - #15 - posted 10/6/2009 10:53 a.m.

Thank you all for the wonderful wishes and I really enjoyed being able to do this. So Ms. Charlie send me your address and I'll get it off in the mail this week.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009


It's a beautiful day in Denver (not weather wise)! Here is my card for Tuesday Morning Sketches. I simply made this card for TMS, but as I was reading TSG's blog this week I can join in on their challenge this week as well - a monochromatic card. This is my new set from Close to My Heart - I just love it!! I hope you do to. I have never made a monochromatic card before, but I love the sketch and wanted to use the tree in the set - so I made a little switch. I can't wait to make more cards with the rest of the set!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 5, 2009

It's My Birthday!


Today (10/6) is my Birthday and Life Celebration Day! It's been 2 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and I just recently had my mammogram and I am cancer free! YAHOO!! On top of all that - it's my birthday. I want to celebrate by offering some blog candy. Leave me a comment and I will randomly select one lucky person to share my happiness. In case the picture isn't very clear - the candy consists of: 4 rolls of ribbon (3 in my favorte shade of browns, pink, and white and one roll of black), a MAMBI "red" paper pack (24 sheets), a Heidi Grace specialty glittered paper pack, a Deja Views 8x8 paper & punch-out plum pack, a Making Memories 8x8 travel paper pack, 3 items from Creative Memories, a Make a Wish stamp set from Close to My Heart, A winter journal Scappy Cat Clear Stamp, and my favorite emblishment: Jolee's Swarovski Jewels.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me!! I will select a winner on Sunday 10/11 evening and post the winner at 7:00 p.m. MST.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Crop Retreat Weekend

I was off for the weekend cropping my little heart out!! A lot of what I made was for Tuesday Morning Sketches (so I can't share at this time). I did make an actual scrapbook layout page that I would like to share - haven't added the photos, but I will. The paper and the stamps are from Close To My Heart. I love the colors and the flourish stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!