Friday, November 30, 2012

So Wonderful....

There's a new challenge up at Challenge Me Happy today.  It's a scrap lift of Annelie's layout here:

To love and be loved.  This photo is pretty old.  That was me with the bangs and cowlick when I was a pipsqueak.  And my grandma.  Who lived down the block, but spent most of the day with us at our house, reading books to us, cooking us chicken soup, crocheting afghans, shelling peas, darning socks, whatever needed done.  I miss her.
I liked the photo layering that Annelie used, as well as the twine arranged all loopy like that so I layered my photo as well, and mimicked the twine with the wire framing the photo.  
 The sequins and die cuts are all from the Studio Calico Sock Hop kit from November, and that delicious title is courtesy of my FUN grown-up toy, the Silhouette!!
 You'll want to join in on our challenge for a chance to be a guest designer for the next challenge!!  Link us up at CMH and good luck!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Halfway to an MD...

We have a new sketch challenge for you at Challenge Me Happy, and it's what I used for this page.  

This is my future DIL...she's worked so hard to get this far (half way to her dream of being a physician) and while she still has a ways to go, it feels like something of a milestone marker now that she's this close to graduating with her first degree and sending off and getting responses for Med School.  I love this photo of her.  It was taken at their recent engagement photo shoot, and it's the one she's using for her Med School applications.  I wanted to let the photo shine from the page like she does, so kept the rest of the layout fairly clean.  Well, as much as I'm capable of....

We'd love to have you join us!  Make a layout based on the sketch, link it up with Mr Linky and you may win some goodies for your efforts!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tis the Season...

for card making it seems!  Here's a quick and hasty post to show you some of the cards I've made recently!

I did these two for Love is in the Details...using some new Texture Fades by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

 The first one I did by inking up the top (or recessed) surface of the embossing folder and then running it through the BigKick.
Then for this one, I ran the paper through with the embossing folder, and used a foam tool to add some color to the raised surface afterwards.  The berries were made with sparkly red Stickles!

The following cards have all been made for Polka Doodles, for various challenges over there!  

This card uses images from the Polka Doodles, Here Comes Christmas cd.  This is our current challenge at Polka Doodles this week, to make a Christmas party invitation card, and you can enter your card until Sunday, Nov 18.  Wouldn't this make a cute invitation to a cookie exchange!?

A couple of weeks ago our challenge was to print on kraft or other card stock (not white or cream).  I used the Gingerbread Twist Picknix and the Here Comes Christmas cd for the digi image and the cut file which I cut on my Silhouette Cameo.  Great fun, that!!
  And this card, I printed the digi images (from the Sundae of Seasons cd) onto cold-press water color paper and then added the color wash around the edges.  

Thanks for stopping by today!!  See you again, soon!