Thursday, January 31, 2013

A "just because" post

Well, I'm about to see you guys less. :(  It'll be okay, but I won't be on as much anymore and I will be posting less "just for fun" cards.  I've been asked to be the compassionate service coordinator at Church and this is going to take up quite a bit of my time.  On top of that, my husband and I have decided that we need to make God a more important part of our lives and so we will be spending 2 Saturdays each month serving in our Church's temple.  It will be WONDERFUL.  It will be hard.  It will be worth it.

Anyway, as part of my duties as compassionate service coordinator, I have been asked to send a birthday card to each woman in our congregation as well as coordinating meals, child care, house work, etc., when needed.  I have decided to make simple thank you cards to give to those who help with these efforts.  So, each month on the last{ish} day of the month, I'll post these cards.  They'll be simple but I hope they'll be cherished.  :)

Here's the birthday card for January~
(2 variations with different papers)

My simple "Thank You" for January~

There you have it!  Not linking them to anything, just wanted to share!  Hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Inkspirational: Anything Goes!!!

Hi!  Welcome to another new week at Inkspiraitonal!  We've been blown away by the amazing entries we've had this far and cannot wait to see what you make for us this week!

Don't forget that we have a super duper fabulous prize to give away to one participant this month!  The monthly winner for January will receive a $12 Gift Card to the fabulous A Day For Daisies digi store!!!


Please play along with us all month long for your chance to win!  More details on how we choose a monthly winner is in the rules tab up top. :)  Don't forget to check out our Followers & Facebook Friends Giveaway, too!!!

Well, it's the fifth Wednesday of the month, and that means that this week ANYTHING GOES!!!  So, grab out that craft project that has been forgotten and FINISH it!  Then link it up--it can be literally ANYTHING!!!

Here's my card~


I've used an image by our sponsor (A Day For Daisies), patterned papers by DCVW and an unknown company, glitter gel pen by Sakura, sentiment by Basic Grey, rhinestones by Studio G, and all other supplies by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to come and see my card--I cannot WAIT to see what you create this week!  Please come and play along for your chance to win and don't forget to say hello to the other DT gals!  Happy stamp{ink}! :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Two more then goodnight...

Okay, so I took a "break" to schedule some DT posts for February.  I don't want another mishap like what happened today!!!  I've got just two more cards to show you then I'm getting off to spend time with my amazing husband and darling fur baby--HUNDIE!!!! :)  I love those two...

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

2012 Create Thursday-016

All supplies are by Stampin' Up!.  I used a leaf image and sentiment from the Just Believe set and a flower from the Vintage Vogue set.

Here's the second card~


For these fabulous challenges~

(NEW layout and color combo for me!)

I used three Hero Arts sets for this one, a doily, twine, and pearls from my stash, a Sizzix dry embossing folder, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for taking a peek again--won't bother you again until tomorrow, lol!!!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

Getting Green with CYDI?

Can You Digi It?

EEK!  I'm so late and I apologize to the DT at Can You Digi It?!!!  I forgot to schedule my DT post for our challenge this time around!

Here's our challenge for you~

My card~


Products Used~

Good Friends

Check out the Can You Digi It? online store for more amazing buys and please come and join us for our challenge--just make sure to use a digital stamp!!!  We've got prizes for our winners and can't wait to see what you create for us! :)  Happy {digi} stamping! :)

TSOT: God Bless

I'm back with another amazing sketch inspired creation for this week's Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch challenge!!! 

Here's the sketch~
My card~


I once again used a sentiment from a Paper Smooches set (HERE), paper and twine from my scrap drawer, the rest of my supplies are by SU!.

I went for bold and bright colors as I'm sick of the dreariness that is winter.  Sorry, winter lovers.  It hasn't snowed here, it's just barren.  This card went to a dear friend of mine thanking her for her sweet friendship. :)

Thanks for taking time to pop over and see my card!  I hope you join us this week and don't forget to say hello to the other DT gals!  Happy stamping! :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Make My Monday: One For The Boys

Whew.  Masculine cards are HARD, you know?!  Luckily, I found the perfect digi in my printed stack and it was FATE!  Oh, I guess I should tell you that this week at Make My Monday we'd like to see you make ONE FOR THE BOYS!!!  I've gone monochromatic and steampunk, friends.

Here's my card~


I used the digi found HERE, stamps by Pink Paislee, eyelets from my stash, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

I am SO PROUD of this card.  It was so hard for me to fix on what to make and I think that I definitely succeeded.  Sorry to toot my own horn, but I am just so darned happy with myself!  I was going to bow out of this one due to lack of inspiration, but then I saw the digi and the houndstooth paper and it was on.  This could be used for any number of reasons, but maybe a graduation card--that was the suggestion on the site that I got the digi from.

 Thanks for taking time out of your day to come and visit me!  I really appreciate it!  I hope you have a little more time to come and play along with us this week!  And go see the other fabulous inspiration that the other DT members have for you, too!  Happy stamping! :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

More inky goodness...

I've really been having fun playing around with getting inky!  It's something NEW for me--but as you all know, I LOVE learning new things!!!  I guess you'd say it's kind of something I'm known you guys see where this is going?  Those of you who play along at Simon Says Stamp and Show probably do!!!

Here's one of my newest inky creations~


For these fabulous challenges~

(Trying NEW things.)

(Not technically a challenge--but challenging for me!)

This was a totally new thing for me.  I don't have gesso as specified by Clare so I substituted some shimmery craft paint and painted over my old book page (it was first adhered to a piece of white card for more stability).  I then stamped some circle borders by Papertrey Ink up and down the whole panel.  After that, I added some circle themed washi tape and some punched patterned papers from my scrap drawer--all polka dotted!  This was so much fun!  My hands were absolutely filthy afterwards and I LOVED it!!! ;)

Here's another inky creation that I made this weekend~


For these fabulous challenges~


So here is my next set of pages for the ABC challenge going on at Craft Barn this year.  I've chosen to alter a very old "everyday" encyclopedia.  This time I chose "carnation" for the letter C.  I started by gluing the pages together as was suggested to me...but I kinda messed them up a little. Hopefully you can't tell, lol!  I then used the same shimmer paint to mute the text a little.  I added some stamped images by Stampin' Up! and some random sentiments by various companies and then added some digital prints from Eclectic Anthology behind stamped acetate frames to protect the prints--the acetate is held in place by washi tape.  I also highlighted the definition and added some random glitter glue and liquid pearls.  Once again, utterly filthy hands and loving it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to indulge in my new found inkiness!  I hope you've been inspired to join in these amazing challenges and that you try something new today, too!!!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)