Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hi - WMSC58, CR84FN35 and Simon Says Stamp and Show

It's Sunday!  Where has the weekend gone?  It's been over a week since I last posted, and I haven't had any time to create this past week due to my SIL passing away from a long fight with Lupus.  Debbie was diagnosed at the age of 13 and passed away at the age of 41 years old and left behind a son, Matthew age 13 and my DH's brother John.  She was way too young to bury, and she will be missed. 

On to a lighter note.....this card was created based off of this week's sketch challenge at WMSC, Mona's lovely color challenge at CR84FN, and Simon Says Stamp & Show - anything goes.  It's been along time since I have been able to play, and it felt good!  Thanks ladies!! :)

DP's are misc. scraps that I was able to work in and all stamps are Waltzing Mouse Victorian Frippery.  Seam binding ribbon, vintage buttons, decorative pins, Liquid Pearls, white paint, paper flower, appliqued trim from my darling friend Stella, paper heart from Martha Stewart and a swatch of burlap.

Off to post my card - thanks for taking a peek!  Enjoy the rest of your day!! Cathy xx :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

School Days - PDCC91

Good Morning and Happy Sunday!  It's still hot and humid, but we awoke to thunder, lightening and pouring rain once again this morning.  Hopefully, it will clear up soon so that we
can get some outside yard work done today! :)

This card was created based off of this week challenge at PDCC - black/white or cream with a splash of color.

Lot's of scraps used.....DP's from Simple Stories, KaiserCraft image, K&Co., Crate Paper Grade Card, Creative Imaginations journal spot, Graphic45 clock sticker, Martha Stewart doily, ric rac, seam binding ribbon, pearl adhesive, and a vintage button.

Off to post my card.......
thanks for taking a peek and enjoy your day!  Cathy  xxx :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

I Like to Ride my Bicycle - Flower Power - TSTR70

TGIF!  It's been a long week after the terrible storms that moved thru here on Monday - power outages everywhere.
We were one of the lucky ones and only suffered for less than 24 hours, but still ended up throwing away alot of food.
The weather prediction for the weekend is hot and steamy.  I only pray that the electric is up and running soon for those without!

This card was created for this week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room - Flower Power.  Have you ever noted just how many different types of flowers scrapbookers and cardmakers use?  Each and everyone of them unique and beautiful! :)

DP's from Graphic45 and American Crafts, cardstock, and felt from PTI, misc. seam binding ribbon, decorative pins, vintage image, flower and vintage button.

Thanks for taking a peek - have a great weekend and keep cool!  Cathy xx :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Enjoy the moment - Sassy Cheryl's #71

One more before bed.......this card was created for this week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's - show us your scallops challenge.

I used this sweet little image - Skating...sweet, huh?  :)  DP's from Little Yellow Bicycle, cardstock, ink, stamp and twine from PTI, ribbon from Offray, and misc.button.

I paper pieced her little top and colored the remaining image with Copics.

Thanks for taking a peek - have a great week!   Cathy xx :)

Lighthouse - PDCC89

Happy Sunday!  Where did the weekend go?  We had our Grandson for an overnight on Friday and just enjoyed every minute with him until he left on Saturday. I taught him the answer to "who's Grandma's little boy" and he answers "me" giggles and claps! :)

This card was created based off of this week's gorgeous colors at PDCC.  My immediate reaction to these colors, was something soft, serene and relaxing - much like the ocean. 

DP's from Webster's Pages, chipboard frame and bird from Tattered Angels, paper flower from Prima, little message in the bottle from Making Memories, misc. doily, burlap, rhinestone adhesive and seam binding ribbon.

Thank you for taking the time to sneek a peek - enjoy your day!  Cathy xx :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Grandson - Mojo191 and TSTR69

TGIF - thank goodness the weekend has arrived!  I don't know about you, but..........although this week was shorter after the holiday - it was tough getting back into the swing of things!  I'm more than ready for the weekend!

This card was created based off of this week's sketch at Mojo Monday, and a little Red/Wh/Blue at The Shabby Tea Room.  I tried a new technique that I found browsing other's blogs.  Using a scalloped circle - I inked the cloud image that I used in the background.  Isn't that neat?  I apologize because I certainly would like to give credit to this person, but I searched again and couldn't find it.  Whoever you are - thank you!  I love it and it's so easy to do and I will certainly use it again! :)

I made this card with my Grandson Trevor Patrick in mind - he just loves the water!  We have a pool in the backyard and he and Grandpa like to play while Grandma takes the pictures! :)  I love this picture - this was the first time he had swimming goggles on and he was in awe!  It was so funny!

DP's from Webster's Pages and other misc. scraps, sweet digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil, cardstock, star die, button, twine and stamped sentiment from PTI, Copics, and misc. burlap.

Thanks for taking a peek - off to post my card!  Have a great weekend!  Cathy xx :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vintage Garden - CR84FN33

Happy Tuesday - tough getting back into the swing of things at work after a wonderful loooong weekend, but one good thing it's half over for me - two more days! :)

This card was created based off of this week's color challenge at CR84FN.  Did you see the color's this week or the gorgeous inspiration from the DT?  Make sure you stop by and give it a whirl - it's good for the soul! :)

DP's from The Girl's Paperie and October Afternoon, cardstock, diecuts, stamps, button, twine and ink from PTI, misc. doily, seam binding ribbon, paper doily, pearl adhesives and ricrac.

Off to post my card and a run to the store - we're having a potluck tomorrow at work and I'm making my Chicken Grape Pasta Salad.  Sounds good, huh?  Have a great evening - Cathy

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Queen of the Kitchen - Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #18

It's me again........I snuck one in before my company arrives! The house is clean, the food prepared and I have yet to shower - but hey.....that's next! :)

This card was created off of this week's sketch at Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday - go visit.....soooo much inspiration!

DP's and chipboard sentiment from Melissa Frances, cardstock and twine from PTI, paper flowers from Prima, crown stamp from Cavallini Papers, paper doily from Martha Stewart, misc. eyelet trim, seam binding ribbon, buttons and rolling pin that I painted and sanded to give it a more shabby look.

Thanks for taking a peek - off to shower!  Cathy xx :)

Bonjour - VLVJUL2011 - Week 1

Happy Sunday!  How is your holiday weekend going so far?  Any early barbeques?  I am having my in-laws today - so this post will be short and sweet.

This card was created based off of this month's first sketch at VLV.  A great sketch with so many possibilities, but I chose to fill my squares with little trinkets.  I have to point out the gorgeous button on the lower right.  My friend Joanne's elderly aunt passed away sometime ago, and Joanne knowing how much I love vintage buttons brought me a huge bag of buttons her aunt had collected over the years.
This is just one of the beauties! :)

DP's and little frame from Melissa Frances, felt, cardstock, twine and ink from PTI, misc. paper doily and other little trinkets.

Thanks for taking a peek - enjoy your day!  Cathy xx :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

I Love you this much! - Sassy Cheryl's Color Me #29 - JUGS91

Happy Saturday - hope you're all having a great start to your holiday weekend!  It's a hot one hot that when I go outside to take my photo's my camera steams up on the inside blurring most of my images.  I had to work fast to even get this photo! :)

This card was created based off of Sassy Cheryl's Color Me Challenge and JUGS sketch.  The image that I used is "I love you this much - girl".  Isn't she just the sweetest!  I just find myself smiling when I start to color Cheryl's sweet images and seeing them come to life - thank you Cheryl for giving us the sweetest images to work with!

DP's from 3bugs, flower from Prima, buttons, cardstock and twine from PTI, bakers twine from The Twinery, misc. chipboard frame.

Thanks for taking a peek - have a super weekend!  Cathy

Friday, July 1, 2011

my Friend - Red, White and Blue

TGIF..... the start of a long holiday weekend for most of us!!  I have my fingers crossed that the weather will hold out for the weekend, but today already looks like another storm is brewing! :(

This card was created with the 4th in mind.....lots of patriotic - red/wh/blue challenges out there!  I decided to keep with those themes, but to make a card that could be an all occasion card as well.

DP's from Webster's Pages, decorative pin from Maya Road, cardstock, stamp and twine from PTI, vellum butterfly from K&Co., misc. rhinestone flourish, paper doily, vintage button, burlap star and embellishment behind my ribbon.

Created for the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations - Red/Wh/Blue
Tuesday Throwdown - Red/Wh/Blue
Paper Issues - Red/Wh/Blue
OTWC - Red/Wh/Blue
Celebrate The Occasion - Red/Wh/Blue
Party Time Tuesday's - Red/Wh/Blue  - and I'm sure there are more out there!!

Thanks for taking a peek - off to post my card! Have a great weekend and stay safe!  Cathy xx :)

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