Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our little Star

Happy Sunday! It was so hot and humid today that I finally broke down and turned on the airconditioning. I'm one of those who loves to open up the windows and let the fresh air in, but enough is enough. When you are so uncomfortable just sitting - it's time! :)

This is a special card that I made one of my very best customers at Etsy. She asked if I could design a special card for her daughter-in-law. After years of being told that she couldn't have a child - the Lord blessed her and she's having a baby boy. I love making baby cards - you know with each button, bow or pearl that goes into it makes it a beautiful keepsake to look back on.

Well, tonight we are barbequing ribs! My honey has the grill going and each time he opens the deck door the smells finds its way in. My stomach is growling. I hope you all have a wonderful evening - Cathy xx :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

2s4u - Laura's Sketch #28

The weekend has finally arrived and much to everyone's rain! :) Today, for the first time finally felt like summer to me. It was in the upper 80's, deep blue skies and not a cloud in sight! All the kid's in the neighborhood are out skateboarding, playing on their swingsets, and riding bikes. It's so nice to hear them having so much fun.

I designed this card based off of Laura's sketch #28 at 2s4u. I used papers from Melissa Frances and K&Co. The chipboard frame is from Tattered Angels, vintage-inspired sticker from Crafty Secrets, ribbon from Offray, and rubberstamp image of flowers and sentiment along with ink from Papertrey Ink. Lot's of other little misc. added too! :)

Well off to grill some mango chicken sausage from Trader Joe's. If you haven't tried these yet - you don't know what you're missing! Not to mention their much healthier than a Brat. Although, I do like an occasional Brat too! Have a great weekend! Cathy :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

2s4u - Kazan's Sketch #28

Sliding in my the seat of my pants! Things were so hectic this weekend, I thought I would give this challenge a pass, but I kept thinking about it and thinking about it, so I said what the heck. I finished with dinner dishes and slid into my chair and voila'! :)

This card is for 2s4u - Kazan's sketch #28. I had alot of fun with this one. It wasn't until the very end that I decided to make the lower half of this sketch a musical note with a the glue is literally still drying! :)

Well, this is just a quick post and run - got a deadline to meet! Have a wonderful Sunday! Cathy xx :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy happy Day!

Friday's are always a happy day for me. I have off on Fridays, so it gives me a chance to catch up on all the things that I haven't done during the week. Today, I attempted to clean and organize my son's room that I have been using as my craft room this past year that he has been gone. Now the question is "where do I put all my craft stuff?" I have so much stuff, that I really need another room, but no rooms opening up soon around here! Oh well. :)

This card was created using K&Co. papers, tag and decorative brad. Isn't that little lady bug brad adorable? I love these soft blues and yellow with just a touch of salmon red.

Tonight, we are headed over to my sister's for my nephews 21st birthday and my brother-in-law's celebration party. We are all celebrating his cancer scare a few months ago. Thank God they caught it early and he didn't have to go thru radiation or chemo. The angels above were looking out for him! :) That's truly worth a celebration - life is such a gift!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Cathy :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Happy Sunday! The weather here today is grey and overcast once again. Just a sprinkle this morning and seems to be holding off this afternoon. Although, it is somewhat humid. Great for the gardens - not so good for family barbeques! :(

I have had a chance to create a few cards today in-between loads of laundry. This card was created using K&Co. paper and tag. The diecut circles were made using my Quickutz, ribbon from Offray, button, rhinestones, and hemp were added. The colors were darker than what I am used to using this time of year, but I needed a change.

Well, off to fold another load of bath towels. Since the kids came home, I have doubled up on laundry and the grocery bill! I hope they know they will be doing the same for me one day! ;) Have a wonderful day! Cathy

Saturday, June 6, 2009

First Annual - 2s4u - Ultimate Card Show Down

What's the Scoop? Well, let me tell ya........2 Sketches 4 You is celebrating their 1st Anniversary with an Ultimate Card Show Down!! So get your "rootin'-tootin' behinds over there, check out their blog, the sketch, the sponsors, (oh glory be.....wait til' you see) and get to work girls!

They are an amazing team of talent and the DT is awesome! I just happened to stumble upon them one day while surfing the net and was so impressed with their blog and the talent each week. I just know you will be too!

This card was inspired based off of Laura's sketch this week. The cardstock used was Bazzill, papers by Doodlebug and Little Yellow Bicycle. I used corrugated paper for the cone itself and when it was put thru my Quickutz machine it amazingly came thru looking like an actual cone! Rubberstamped sentiment from Pansy Lane and chocolate ink from Papertrey Ink.

The best of luck to everyone - and have a wonderful weekend! Cathy :)xx

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dad- Happy Father's Day

I know...I know, it's been a long time since I have posted in my blog. I feel sooo guilty, but it has been so hectic here at home and at work. I apologize and I hope that having this Friday off, I can finally get around to creating! My Etsy shop is almost empty! That's great - I know, but that also means I have alot of work cut out for me!

This card was created for week 3 over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. We were to create a card using the colors brown and blue and it had to be for Father's Day. I used papers from My Mind's Eye - Wild Asparagus line. All images and sentiments are from Papertrey Ink.
I love how I incorporated the little flag at the top and rubberstamped "d-a-d". I just love this color combination too! :)

Well, that's all for tonight - hope you all are doing well and creating lot's of goodies! Check back this weekend - I hope to have added lot's and lot's of cards! Good night! Cathy xx:)

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