Monday, May 21, 2012

My First Award!!!

Hello blog friends! I want to give a HUGE thank you to Wanda from Evethmoon Crafty Creations for thinking about me and nominating me for the this Liebster Award. Wanda is a self-taught crafter and very talented! She creates the most beautiful projects and cards and her work amazes me! If you do get a chance please stop on over to her blog and leave her some love! The origins of the Liebster Award are somewhat unclear,but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany. Liebster meaning "favorite" or "dearest", to showcase bloggers with less then 200 followers. Upon accepting the award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs of their choice.
Now here is what you do as a presenter of this award:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve it.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here are the five blogs I feel deserve this award:

Now ladies please choose 5 blogs you feel deserve this award and thanks for all the inspiration on your blogs! Please pick one of these Liebster awards for your blog!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Chihuahua Lovin~

Happy Monday blog friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday. It sure was a beautiful day here, sun shining..light breeze.. just a great day to celebrate. My weekend went by pretty fast but lately it seems that the days and weeks just keep flying by. Before I share my card with you today, I would kindly ask and appreciate if you could all say some prayers for me. Tomorrow I am going in to have a mammogram done to determine if my cyst on my left breast is cancer. I have had the cyst for some time now and the doctors have been watching it so I'm really hoping for good news. Ok enough about me and on to my card today....I challenged myself to pick up a cricut cartridge off my shelf that I have not used in awhile(Low and behold I have never used this one yet lol) and create a card using an image from it so I used Cricut Lite Four Legged Friends for this stinkin cute chihuahua!

Isn't he the cutest??? I cut him out at 3" using Bazzill and Colorbok cardstocks and popped him up on some dimensionals onto my 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. I added some glitter to the heart he's carrying from his mouth and gave him some cute wiggle eyes! I added some faux stitching around his ears and the heart for some added dimension. For the actual card I used papers from K and Company's Americana Mat Pad and from Colorbok cardstock. The sentiment and frame are stamps from Our Daily Bread's Designs called Mini Tags 1. I am really starting to like their stamps. They have some beautiful sentiments for every life event and they are so heartfelt and spiritual. Sometimes that is all we need is a little lift and some guidance. My sentiment is also popped up on some foam tape.

To finish off the card I added some gold brads that I had in my stash from American Crafts and I added another little glitter heart to the sentiment for some extra get well lovin! All my edges were inked using tea dye distress ink and my sentiment was stamped with my momento rich cocoa ink pad. Here is a peek at the inside:

Well thats my card for today, hope this lil guy brings a smile to your face =)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Papers- Bazzill, Colorbok, K and Company
Stamps-ODB (Mini Tags 1)
Inks- Momento Rich Cocoa, Tea Dye Distress Ink
Brads-American Crafts
Cricut Lite Cartridge- Four Legged Friends
Glitter Sakura Gel Pen-White & Black

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day

Hi blog friends, happy Thursday! I want to apologize for being MIA the past week, it's been hectic. We all know how life gets in the way right? I have been under the weather as well and it has not been fun to say the least. So anyways, my neighbor came to me on Tuesday and asked me if I could make a Mother's day card for her soon to be daughter-in-law because she forgot to purchase a card at the store and loves my work *giggle* of course I said I would make her a card and here it is.

The card is an A2 card using DCVW blue cardstock as the base and the pretty patterned paper is also from DCVW's Linen Closet collection. I just LOVE this paper! It has some glitter going through it and sparkles but you can't see that in the picture.

I printed out the sentiment on some Bazzill white cardstock that I cut out using my Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis dies and then inked up the edges using some Tim Holtz antique linen distress ink. The flowers are from a mother's day stamp set by Ditto. I colored them using copics BG05, BG10 and BG15 and then added some glossy accents. I used gold platinum liquid pearls for the flower centers and around the sentiment frame. I used some Martha Stewart ribbon that I had in my stash to make a cute quick bow to dress up the side. I also cut a frame for the inside of the card using the spellbinder's  fleur de lis die and added more liquid pearls to continue the theme of the card. The saying on the inside is my own and says: "It takes a real special person to be a Mother. Someone who nurtures and loves unconditionally; someone who's work is never done. You fill these shoes flawlessly. Happy Mother's Day".

I am not sure why my picture is on it's side, I apologize for that. Well that is my card for today, I hope you liked it and hope it inspires you to make your Mom a handmade card for Mother's day!