Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Unscripted Sketches, Raise The Bar & S2G

This might look familiar - I made a similar card using different papers for yesterday's blog post! This time, I'm using the colors Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, and Kraft from the Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad. I used a piece of Kraft Taffeta ribbon with a chocolate chip rub-on sentiment. No stamping involved on this one! I am using this card for 2 challenges:

Unscripted Sketches 48
Raise the Bar - April Fool (use a style you don't normally use)

This was another for the pack of sympathy cards I had made for a friend at work. I definitely don't normally use this type of style - I had to force myself not to print or stamp an image to color and include on this one! hee hee

And this card below is for the Shirleys2Girls challenge- use buttons:

I just love that little bunny and the sentiment cracks me up! LOL I used an old designer series paper I had from Stampin' Up! in Pale Plum, WW, and Pretty in Pink. I colored the egg with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. Pink brad and ribbon by SU! The buttons are from my bucket o' buttons. :)

Hope you're all having a great week - I should have an update for you on the Greeting Farm's Royal Battle by tomorrow! Fun! See you then - peace.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Embellish Magazine, Pink Elephant & Flutter By Wednesdays

Holy cow - guess what? Today is my 300th blog post! Yay! I say that calls for some kind of celebration. Leave a comment on this post by Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. EST and you'll be entered to win a fabulous prize. I will post the winner here on Monday morning. Good luck. :)

I challenged myself to make a card using no stamps at all, and was able to use this one for 2 challenges:
The Pink Elephant 60 - use pastels

EmbellishMagazine with stitching

(here is the Embellish color scheme)
And here is the card:
I love this Welcome Neighbor Designer Series background paper from Stampin' Up! It's one of the Sale-A-Bration products, and I just adore it! I used a rub-on and ribbon from SU! as well. Colors are Kraft, Pretty in Pink, and Bermuda Bay.

I love finding new challenge blogs to participate in! This card is just perfect for the

Flutter By Wednesdays open challenge

A friend of mine at work asked me to make her a set of sympathy cards. I tend to gravitate towards happy, cute, sparkly cards - so this was a little tough for me! I ended up making her 10 completely different cards and I did tone down the color scheme for some of them. I will share a few more with you on another post. I used that awesome Sweet Pea Designer Series background paper by Stampin' Up! Colors are Taken with Teal, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. The stamped image is from a SU! set called "You Touch My Heart". I have tons of stamp sets by SU! but I hardly ever show them any love since I discovered TGF, All That Scraps, Pink Cat Studio, and Whimsie Doodles, among the other awesome and fabulous stamp and digi companies out there! LOL

Be back tomorrow, I was a busy girl this past weekend so I should have a post every day for you this week. Peace.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Playboy Bunny & Royal Battle!

Did I grab your attention? I decided to alter Easter Anya and I made her into a Playboy Bunny! hee hee Isn't she adorable?

This is for the following challenges:

Club Anya Saturday Sketch challenge (sketch challenge)
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge (use pink, green & flowers - the background paper has the flowers on it)

I used a lot of bling - diamond gemstone brads with pink glitter on her bra & panties. The colors are mostly SU! Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, and Gable Green. Her skin & hair are colored with Prismacolor colored pencils, blended with Gamsol.

The Greeting Farm is having a Royal Battle and my team, the Farm Fresh Fairies, are in it to win it! This weekend, we all had to come up with a retro-esque card based on this color scheme:

Here is what I came up with:

We decided as a team to use the card made by Trish, aka Sparkle Fairy. :) Please - pretty please - click HERE to vote for our card. You do have to be a registered user, so you'll have to create a profile to do that if you aren't already. It takes one minute, though, I promise! If we get enough votes, we go on to the next round - and so on, for 5 rounds. Hopefully, all 5 of us will get a chance to create a card to submit to the Royal Battle. Of course we're doing this mostly for the fun and friendship - but there will be prizes at the end, too, which is always a nice little incentive! hee hee

Hey! Did you ever notice that you can't schedule more than one blog post to be published at specific times? If you can, I can't figure it out! I have to "save as draft" if I want to create more than one. No big deal, but it would be nice to be able to schedule more than one, dontcha think? :) Be back tomorrow with a couple more challenges! Peace.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cards and Loretta Laroche

Happy Sunday! The sun is shining brightly but the temperatures are not in agreement - baby, it's COLD outside! So this girl is gonna stay in and make cards all day and pretend that I don't know how stinkin' cold out it is. I can just bask in the sunshine in the warmth of my craft room and look forward to the day we hop on a plane for sunny California!!! Can you believe it - we leave in 17 days! My biggest problem once we get there is getting my husband and son to come back home. hee hee

So anyway - back to business! I have 2 cards to share with you today, and don't tell the other one but this first one is my absolute favorite. I really enjoyed creating this one - it's for the
All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday challenge - which was a sketch challenge

I used an adorble digi image from the All That Scraps Sugarplums Spring Kids set along with SU! cardstock in WW and Real Red. The red gem brads and the rub-on sentiment I put on the ribbon (from my stash) is also by SU! The background papers are by DCWV and the image is colored with Prismacolor colored pencils blended with Gamsol. Funny story about that - my husband walked in my craft room one day while I was coloring with my Prismacolor colored pencils. He was talking while I worked - I started blending the colors with a blending stump dipped in Gamsol and he goes "Wow - that's like magic, huh?" I thought that was pretty cute. hee hee

Next up - I actually followed Aly's Sunday Sketch for this one, but forgot to upload it last night by her midnight deadline. So I'm also using this for 2 other challenges

DU2DS34 (Easter cards)
Stampin For the Weekend - Easter Creations challenge

I used SU! cardstocks in Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal and Regal Rose. Off-white ribbon with SU! brads and rub-on. The image is a digi image from Bugaboo.

On Friday night, my sister and I went with 2 of our friends to see Loretta Laroche perform her act called "Lighten Up" at the Hanover Theater in Worcester, Massachusetts. Loretta is a humorist and "stress expert". We had an absolute blast. Loretta is one of those unique people who everyone wishes was related to them - she's funny, sweet, and honest. I think the honesty part is what makes her funny - she doesn't just make fun of stupid stuff, she makes fun of HERSELF. She finds humor in everything - something that more of us should do. I think I like her so much because I can relate to her - I am always smiling, I just enjoy being happy. Of course I am only human, and sometimes I get in a bad mood - and it kind of bothered me when people would notice. But you know what? The fact that people notice when I'm grouchy is actually a good thing - think about how many people you know who go through their lives miserable or even just "monotone"? You'd never know if things were going good, bad, or indifferent, because their facial expressions and attitudes never really change. That's not me. I wear my heart on my sleeve - I am upbeat and positive with a smile on my face 90% of the time.

The other 10% - well, let's just say it takes a lot to get me to that point. hee hee I just enjoy being happy and making others happy - I love my life! I love my family and friends and I guess I just have this philosophy that we only live once, literally, and why not make the most of it? We really do have the power to change our lives - perception is such a big part of that. Sure, I have crappy stuff that goes on in my life. Like I said, I am only human and I experience a lot of negative human emotions - sadness, jealousy, anger, guilt - but then I slap myself upside the head and move on and away from those feelings. Cuz when you think about it, we bring most of those feelings on ourselves. I could certainly sit around feeling sorry for myself about one thing or another, and those negative feelings would just make me feel worse. The lower you sink, the harder it is to pull yourself back up and out of it. Just this past week, I was feeling sorry for myself because I didn't make a Design Team that I was really hoping to be chosen for. I actually CRIED when I got the "rejection" e-mail that morning. Then I forgot to make sure my teenage daughter had her sketch book for Art class and I spent hours during the day with that awful "mother guilt" hanging over my head. It was like the rejection e-mail set the tone for me to feel sorry for myself all day! By the early afternoon, I was actually mad at myself for letting all that bring me down. I am always saying that "everything happens for a reason" even if that reason takes a long time to become evident. I really believe that, and I have to force myself to remember it when stuff doesn't necessarily go my way!

Whether it's parenting, participating in contests or challenges, doing housework, doing my day job, etc. - all I can do is the best I can do - but if I am not having fun, enjoying it, then what is the damn point? There isn't one! If I'm only creating cards to WIN or get on some design team, then I'm missing the point. I started making cards because I enjoyed making other people happy - it's turned into a sort of therapy for me, as I just totally feel at peace sitting in my craft room alone seeing what I can come up with. So if it makes ME happy to create, it makes my blogging buddies happy to see my creations, and it makes the recipients happy to receive my creations - THAT, my friends, is the point. :)

So I'm going to continue being happy as much as possible. I'm going to continue to smile all the time - even at strangers who often look at me like "what the hell is she smiling at?" - and I'm going to continue to try to live my life in a way that would make Loretta proud. :) I highly recommend that you visit her website and try to attend a show or at the very least, watch her on TV. She's a phenomenal woman with a positive and upbeat attitude who sees the humor in life. I think the world would be a better place if we all adopted her way of seeing things. Peace.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Saturday morning challenges

Stumbled across another challenge blog that I had not seen before, it's called Taylored Expressions and I decided to participate in the sketch challenge this week

I used a new Softpencil digi image that I just bought, Michu and His Happy Flowers. I used Stampin' Up! cardstock in Bashful Blue and Old Olive. Designer Series background paper and rub-on sentiment by SU! Colored with Prismacolor colored pencils blended with Gamsol.

Next up is the card I made using the final freebie digi image for March, Garden Fairy, from Designed2Delight for the Delightful Inspiration blog challenge:

Last is my card for the PaperCraftPlanet sketch challenge sponsored by Whimsie Doodles:

Be back tomorrow! Peace.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Digital Tuesday Think Spring!

Day off today - going to spend the late morning/afternoon in my stamp room before taking a shower and "getting ready". My sister and I are going out with one of our best friends, Missy, and her sister tonight. We are going to a local theater to see Loretta Laroche's show, Lighten Up. It's a surprise for Missy's birthday, she knows we're going out but doesn't know where/what we're doing yet. :) I'm really looking forward to it.

For the Digital Tuesday Think Spring challenge, I used a cute digi image from AiFactory:

Colors are SU! So Saffron & Pretty in Pink. Designer series paper, rub-on sentiment, and brad also by SU!

I did not make the Bugaboo Design Team. :( I was very disappointed. Oh well - I will get over it. LOL

I have lots of free time this weekend, so I hope to be back with a lot more tomorrow and Sunday. Have a great weekend! Peace.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter cards

Spent some time this weekend making Easter cards for the little boy I send mail to through Audrey's Umbrella and his sister. This is the one I made for Anderson, using this cute digi Swiss Pixies Bunny Hansel from All That Scraps:

I colored him up with my Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol - I found that polka dot background paper in my stash and was thrilled that it matched his bunny costume so perfectly! :)
And this is the one I made for his sister Ella - I used some cute digis from Whimsie Doodles for this one, along with SU! Designer Series paper and ribbon:

Today is a rainy day and I so wish I could go crawl back into my bed for a while! But it's a short week for me anyway, I have Friday off, so I just have to get through it! Peace.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Delightful Inspirations!

I almost forgot to upload this card for the Delightful Inspiration challenge this week, using my freebie image of this beautiful flower pot:

Sorry for the poor lighting - the sun had gone down and I can't seem to take good pics without it! But it's good enough, I suppose! Enjoy!

Spring-y weekend - not so good for challenges!

Sweet news - The Greeting Farm had a contest in their last newsletter asking us to create something in honor of the Alice in Wonderland movie being released. I was totally psyched for the movie and more than willing to participate in the challenge and guess what? I WON! :) Click here to see what I made. So thanks for sharing in my excitement!

Oh the weather outside was GORGEOUS this past weekend! Combine that with the fact that I went out Friday night and had a teensy bit too much fun and spent Saturday in full recovery mode... well, let's just not much got done around here this weekend! hee hee Jeremy and I decided to tag-team the floors yesterday, too, so I was only able to get a little bit of stamping in. So here's what I came up with for challenges:

For the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge 29 with a spin: Fuzzy Wuzzy!

I used digital images from All That Scraps, monkey and ladybug flower, along with my fuzzy felt flower from Stampin' Up! Cardstock, designer series papers, and markers by SU! also.

Now this card below is a very special card I made for a co-workers granddaughter. Her name is Rhianna and she was engaged to be married this summer, but she was recently diagnosed with a life-altering disease called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Rhianna learned recently that she will most likely go deaf in both ears soon, and she wants to hear her wedding vows - so they moved her wedding up to the beginning of April. She chose a pretty celery green for her wedding color, and I wanted to make a special card for her grandmother to give to her. I followed Stamping Bella's sketch challenge for this week so I could enter it, too:

I used SU! WW & Certainly Celery cardstock, glitter, Certainly Celery designer series paper and ribbon, a piece of sheer white ribbon, "Love" brad, and colored the cute couple with my Prismacolor colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. I hope she likes it!

Be back tomorrow with a few Easter cards!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Crazy4Challenges 29 - Spring!

Oh the weather is just GORGEOUS today and I am going to enjoy some of it, so I only have one card for you today. This is for the the Crazy4Challenges #29 challenge, to create a Spring card:

I adore this digi fairy image by the Greeting Farm. I used my Prismacolor colored pencils blended with Gamsol to color most of her - Prismacolor markers for her hair.
Cardstock is SU! Old Olive & Night of Navy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Club Anya Sketch Challenge

H*A*P*P*Y F*R*I*D*A*Y!!!
For the Club Anya Saturday sketch challenge this week, I altered up '80's Anya with Rockstar Anya - what do you think?

Soooo looking forward to the weekend! Going out to see a friend's band play tonight, so I may sleep in a bit tomorrow if we have as much fun as I hope we have! hee hee The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend and I'm hoping to get to enjoy some of it. Hope you all can, too! Peace.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Catch the Bug Challenge

I had a crappy day at work yesterday, so I came home and made this adorable card, which cheered me right up. :)
This is for the Catch the Bug challenge blog - sketch challenge - and I used the Bugaboo digi image Sock Monkey, isn't he a cutie?

Colors are SU! Very Vanilla, Real Red, and Pretty in Pink. Ribbon and brads by SU!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Unscripted Sketches - Raggedy Angel

Bugaboo Stamps just keeps coming out with more and more adorable digi images! Click here to see them all. This particular Raggedy Angel image below is in this week's freebie section. Today's card is for the Unscripted Sketches challenge 46:

Colors are SU! Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Rose Red. Diamond gemstone brads by SU! Word brads in my stash. Peace.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Softpencil St. Patrick's Day

This is a card I made for the Softpencil Paper Craft Planet's challenge, which was to create a St. Patrick's Day card. I used this cute Softpencil digi image of Michu and Ratiny, along with SU! paper in WW and Garden Green:

I hope the luck 'o the Irish finds it's way to YOU tomorrow! Peace.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Stamping Bella - Monochromatic Challenge

Stamping Bella's Blogabella Challenge this week was to make a card using a monochromatic theme. I've done quite a few of these challenges, and always try to use a different color. I don't think I've done pink before, so here goes! :)

This little cutie is Gracie Lollipop, a rubber stamp I got from Stamping Bella. The colors are SU! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rainy days are good for challenges...

See, ya just gotta find the bright spot in things! Rainy days are perfect for staying in my craft room and creating cards for challenges. Sooooo - here we go!

For the Pixie Dust Studio challenge, which is to use buttons and flowers, I used Pixie Dust's digi image Pixie Pie Make a Wish and replaced the heart she was holding with a flower brad:

I adore this butterfly Sugarplum digi image from the Spring Collection at All That Scraps. This card is for 2 challenges:

All That Scraps Weekly Wednesday challenge - use green

Raise the Bar Go Green

I used adorable Bookworm Riley and made... you guessed it, a bookmark! Simple but cute, no? It actually opens like a card, too, from the bottom - so you could write a message inside or I could stamp a greeting inside.

And last - yet another card I was able to use for 2 challenges:

The Greeting Farm - create a birthday card

PriscillaStyles Midnight Madness Sketch Chellenge 44

That adorable little girl with the baseball cap is Audrey - a digi image that I got from the Greeting Farm as a freebie. She'll be available to purchase at the Farm soon, if you like her.

Be back tomorrow with a very pink Bella card. Peace.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

S2G, Delightful Inspirations & The Sweet Stop

I went and saw Alice in Wonderland in 3-D last night with my sister - I absolutely loved it!!! I was excited to see this sketch challenge on Shirley's 2 Girls offering this free digi image of the adorable and mischievous Cheshire cat:

Colors are SU! So Saffron, Rose Red, Certainly Celery & Bashful Blue.

This card is for 2 challenges:
Delightful Inspirations - where you can get free digi images for playing
The Sweet Stop sketch challenge 47

I used my free digi image from Designed2Delight called Balancing Act. Colors are SU! Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, and Pretty in Pink. Prismacolor pencil in Grass Green blended with Gamsol.
Rainy weekend here - nothin' to do but make cards. Yay! :)
Be back tomorrow. Peace.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday Sketchers & Stampin For the Weekend

I LOVE these new digi images by The Greeting Farm, this one is called Royal Pain. I am using this for 2 challenges:

Stampin For the Weekend - monochromatic challenge
Friday Sketchers sketch challenge #92

I used SU! Certainly Celery cardstock, designer papers, ribbon, and inks.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 46

I used this sweet little Pixie Dust digi image for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 46 this week:

Colors are SU! Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, and So Saffron, along with a bit of purple for her hair.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Doodle Palace Featuring.... Me!

Yup, that's right! This is the surprise I was telling you about earlier - I got to design the challenge this week over at the Doodle Palace blog. How exciting is that? :) Check it out for the details and to enter. Here is the card I made - the theme is Summer/Beach and use at least 3 background/designer papers:

When I saw that adorable palm tree image by Doodle Palace, I knew right away what I wanted to do with it! I combined it with TGF's Merman Ian and Hula Anya and immersed myself in a warm, tropical fantasy... I live in New England. It's been a long winter. But today the sun was shining, it was a balmy 50 degrees out and I was inspired! I can't post this for a few days, so as not to ruin the surprise (I am typing this up on Saturday - I will be posting this on Tuesday). Let's hope the sun is still shining when I post! LOL
Anyway! The colors are mostly Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa. I used some of my PrismaColor pencils blended with Gamsol, also. Ribbon, oval punch, and gemstone brads by SU!
Thanks for sharing my excitement with me. Thank you so much for leaving me such awesome comments and letting me get to know you. But most of all, thanks for likin' my stuff and continuing to come back and see what's new! Peace.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shirleys2Girls & US45

Shirleys2Girls is releasing some funky "Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired" digi images this week, go check it out!
For the Shirleys2Girls challenge this week, we had to use green in our cards. Here is my entry:

I won a challenge at Doodle Palace last week and got to pick 2 free images. When I saw this rocket ship, I just knew I had to pair it with Space Ian from The Greeting Farm! LOL The colors are just gray and blue mostly, with a little red thrown in for the heart on the flag.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Fever!

As I was uploading my cards for the challenges I participated in this weekend, I noticed a theme - everything is brightly colored! LOL I soooo have Spring Fever! Bring on the flowers and the butterflies and the ladybugs and all things Spring, I say.

Soooo - here we go!
This card uses an adorable digi monkey image from All That Scraps, along with SU! cardstock in Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, and Orchid Opulence. Assorted ribbon and dragonfly embellishments.
I was able to use this one for 2 challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge - use scallops
Just Us Girls 23 sketch challenge

This adorable creation (if I do say so myself - hee hee) is for the March Delightful Inspiration challenge, where you can grab this cute digi image "Patches" for free up through tomorrow and everyone who plays gets another free image:

The Digi Kitty did a similar challenge where they offered a free digi image to play and then another free digi if you participated in the challenge. This is the new image, Hippo's Flowers, and I used this card for 2 challenges:

The Digi Kitty Spring is Calling and
Crazy4Challenges #27, use paper piercing

And last is my card for the riley & co Tuesday challenge, which was to use the colors red, brown and caramel:

So I'm sure you've noticed I enjoy participating in challenges. I have found literally hundreds of them, and I'm sure there are thousands more I have not yet found. Most of them are run by awesome, friendly, cool folks. I enjoy getting to know fellow card-makers and seeing their work. But I have had some negative experiences, too. I think it stinks when people who run challenges don't do it ethically or fairly. There are a few that I refuse to participate in anymore - I won't publicly humiliate them by naming them here because it's not like they did anything HORRIBLE, but I won't visit their sites or promote them on my blog, that's for sure. For example, one of them I "won" a gift certificate to their store over a month ago but I've yet to see it despite e-mailing them and leaving comments on their blog. Another I noticed the people who "win" (it's not random) are not usually the ones who did the best jobs, but maybe the ones who the blog owner is the most friendly with... things like that. I guess I just don't think that's ethical - and if I'm going to spend an hour creating a card and then promote someone's stamp company or blog on MY blog, they better deserve it. Hmph! ;) Luckily, I find the positive far outweigh the negative and I happily promote the awesome companies that I have come to love and trust and that you will find links to in my sidebar. OK - before I get off my soapbox - hee hee - go here to get a freebie digi image from The Greeting Farm before it's gone!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

All That Scraps & Little Red Wagon challenges

It pays to enter so many challenges - I've won a few digital images by doing so over the past couple of weeks! Yay me! :) AND I have a surprise coming up next week... let's just say I'm wishing this long winter away and thinkin' SUMMER, baby! You'll see..... *wink wink*

Today's card is for 2 challenges:
All That Scraps - use dots and stripes
Little Red Wagon - use felt

I used an image from the new Spring Sugarplums digi set from All That Scraps, Spring Emma. Paper is from the Sweet Pea designer series paper from SU! Felt flower, ribbon, and brown brads also by SU!
Be back tomorrow with a LOT more. Peace.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Aly's Sunday Challenge 12

I just cannot get enough of these images... yup, it's another Bugaboo Stamps card. This one uses a FREEBIE image that you can get by clicking HERE - isn't she sweet? This card is for Aly's Sunday Challenge 12, which was a sketch challenge:

I love this new SU! designer series background paper, the colors are Taken With Teal and Pumpkin Pie - it's not a combination I would have thought to use on its own, but I think it works so well here! Bugaboo Stamps just released some new Easter images, too - thank goodness this is a pay week for me.... hee hee

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 45

Soooo - I really stepped out of my comfort zone with this, I used colors that I don't normally use. LOL I gotta tell ya, though, I'm kinda likin' it! :) This is for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge 45:

I used Pink Cat Studio's digi image Lily Bee (which I had to buy immediately when I saw her, cuz she reminds me of my little Angel Bumblebee, Meg) - Stampin' Up! cardstocks and inks in Ruby Red, Summer Sun, Lovely Lilac, and Basic Black. Assorted ribbons by SU!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cute Card Thursday Ribbon-Tastic!

So I told you I found that adorable digital stamp site, Bugaboo Stamps, right? Well, I just cannot get enough of these awesome images! So I decided to use some more for another challenge. This card is for the
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Ribbon-Tastic!

The paper is all SU! Pretty in Pink with coordinating designer series background paper. The ribbons (Pretty in Pink, Old Olive & Elegant Eggplant) are all by SU! also, as well as the punches and glitter. The cute little skull images are from the Bugaboo mini set called.... you guessed it - Cute Skulls! :)

Hope you are all having a great week so far! Peace.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Off With Her Head!

I am EAGERLY awaiting the release of the new Alice in Wonderland movie starring Johnny Depp. I am a huge Johnny Depp fan. So when The Greeting Farm sent out the last newsletter and asked us to create something in anticipation of this movie, I was totally game! Luckily, I had already bought the Signature stamp set from TGF, so I had this cute little Alice stamp ready to be inked up. I used Stampin' Up!'s Queen of Hearts stamp and coordinating background paper as well as Real Red cardstock. I printed out the words "heart" and "Off with her head!" onto Very Vanilla cardstock. The ribbon is assorted ribbons in black, red, and vanilla. I also used SU! red glitter on the hearts on the playing card.

I am also using this bookmark for the Anya Ink Anything But a Card challenge this week:

Hope you all have a great week! Peace.