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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just a few more days.....

Just a few more days for the new April images to be released from Ethereal Forest Designs Store. I would like to show you a TriFold card I made for my friend for Easter~~~
Here it is:

Card Details: Digi Image/Sentiment: Ethereal Forest Designs, Circles: Nestibilities, Misc.:Ribbon and Stickles

Be sure to stop by EFD store on April 1st to get some of these images for yourself!!
Thanks for visiting!!! Have a blessed Sunday!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!!!

Oh yea!!! It's time for another sketch challenge from The Sweet Stop!!
Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:
I know, I know...I used this image last week! Who can resist this cute little guy?! He's such a cutey, 
and perfect for Easter!!! He is available at Sweet n' Sassy stamps


Card Details: Digi Image--Sweet n' Sassy stamps, Patterned Paper---My Mind's Eye, Sentiment--CK Ali's Hand--Microsoft Word, Brads--The Paper Studio, Circles--Nestibilities, Misc. Vintage lace

Please visit The Sweet Stop and share your creations with us, they are always such fun to see!!!

Thanks for visiting, have a blessed Saturday!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Finally Friday!!!

Wow! The week just flew by! I cannot believe it's already Friday!
Like always, I get to show you 2 card creations that I made specifically for today!
The first is for our Raise the Bar challenge blog. Last week's theme was Go Green there were some wonderful entries! 
This week's theme is April Fool's! We are to create something that we wouldn't normally do, for example, make something country or vintage, or cutesy or emo!
So, here's my card:
Card Details: Sassy Cheryl's, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Flower/Ribbon brad-The Paper Studio, Sentiment-Studio G, Misc.--Pink Stickles, Ribbon.
What makes this card an April Fool's card? Well, I hardly EVER use black as a background color, and I tried using eyelet brads (a rare thing too) in the top corner, but that didn't go well....so I covered up my goof w/ Ribbon ties!, and I hardly EVER make blonde boys/girls--only because in my family, there aren't many blondes! :) and she seems to be dressed for the part---She's ready to fool someone with her cute little mask!!!


My next project is for the Ethereal Forest Designs blog. It's Sneak Peek week, so be sure to hop on over to the EFD blog and see all the wonderful new images available April 1st!!!
Here is my card using a wonderful new image:
Card Details: Digi Image "Jewel'd Flowers" by Ethereal Forest Designs, Patterened Paper Scraps-K&Co. and My Mind's Eye, Misc.-Dew Drops and White Ribbon, Black Pen to outline card.

On the inside I used more paper scraps and the sentiment: "Hope your Birthday blossoms into Lots of Dreams Come True", this sentiment is also available at EFD. Please visit Darsie blog for lots of fun and inspiration! 

Thanks for visiting!!! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hey there!

That's the title of today's card! Just sorta the mood that I'm in today~~~
It's so pretty outside, breezy and warm! I was in the mood to make a spring card to go along with today's weather!
I am using this card for several challenges today!!!!! First I visited my friend, Judy's blog: ScrampAlot and it led me to S2G Challenges, the theme for this week is to use Buttons! I love buttons so this was easy for me!!
I am also using this card for a challenge over at Charisma Cardz where the challenge is to make a Spring card...another easy one for me!!! Also at Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge blog, the theme is Spring! And here's another blog that wants to see Spring cards:
Digital Tuesday Challenge blogspot this is Challenge #51.  And last, but not least :
All Sorts Challenge blog is in the Spring mood too!!!
Wow, I covered many challenge blogs today~~~Guess we are all in the Spring mood!!!
Here's my card:
Card Details: Digi Image--Bugaboo Stamps, Patterned Paper-K&Co.,Sentiment--Microsoft Word, Border Punch--Martha Stewart, Cirlces--Nestibilities, Misc.-Buttons and Floss

Thanks for visiting! Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm back!!!

HI everyone!! Well, I am back to my daily routine. We got back from Spring Break vacation on Friday and it's taken me a few days to recoop!!! We drove from Texas to Florida and had a blast at Disney World....we got to visit all 4 parks and had the time of our lives!!!
Here's a couple of photos from our trip:















Animal Kingdom---Safari Ride
The Lion King Show

And Now...for my card for the The Sweet Stop, this is SSS48. It was as sketch with a spin. To use some Fuzzy Wuzzy on your card. I chose to use pink flower soft on my bunny. So he's got nice, fuzzy ears and feet!!!
Please visit the The Sweet Stop to see all the wonderful creations!!!!

SSS48---Hoppy Spring
Card Details: Digi Image--Sweet n' Sassy stamps, Paper--K&Company, Flower Soft on ears and feet, Misc. Ribbon, Sentiment--Microsoft Word, Circles--Nestibilities

It's so good to be back....I had a wonderful trip, but really missed my card making!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

What a wonderful Spring Break!

Well, I hope it was a wonderful Spring Break!! You see, it's Friday the 19th, but I actually wrote this last week before leaving on our Spring Break vacation. Today we are coming in from Disney World! I can only hope to report wonderful news and awesome pictures!!!
So as you know, every Friday I show you a new card sample from the Raise the Bar Challenge blog and the Ethereal Forest Designs blog.
For this Friday Joni's theme was Fruits of labor - any image/dp/ribbon with fruit!
Here is my creation:
Project Details: Image and Sentiment-Whimsiedoodles, Patterned Paper-Making Memories(not sure), Flower Paperclip-The Paper Studio, Circles/Scalloped Circles-Nestibilities,Border Punch-Martha Stewart Misc.-Ribbon, Chalks, Mini Gumball Machine-WalMart

My next card is for Ethereal Forest Designs. With all this spring weather, I was in the mood to use this really cute image available at  the EFD Store. Please visit both, the design team has come up with some wonderful projects and I'm sure you will find great inspiration!!

                                      
Card Details: Image and Sentiment--Ethereal Forest Designs, Patterned Paper-My Mind's Eye, Cardstock-Bazzill, Metal Flower-Target $1 Spot, Purple Pearl Sticker-Recollections, Ribbon-WalMart

Thanks for visiting...I will tell you all about my trip when I get settled in!!! 



Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sweet Stop Saturday!!

This is Spring Break week and we are out and about today, but I will tell you all about our trip later.
I want to share with you my card sample for this week. I actually had to "kill two birds with one stone" this past week because I was trying to prepare my card samples for my design teams and I wanted to make a card for my sister's wedding anniversary.
This brings to mind a time I was reading to some first graders and we had a lesson to cover. I found a book that discussed butterflies, our lessson for the week, and it was reading hour for the day...so I told them "I'm gonna kill two birds with one stone." Can you imagine the look of horror on their faces!!??LOL Oh my!!!!!!!! After I said that I had alot of explaining to do!

So today, please visit The Sweet Stop and take a look at all the wonderful card samples. The Sugarbabies always come up with some wonderful creations!!Then, try this sketch for yourself and please, please share it with us!!!
Here's the sketch for this week:

And here's my card for my sister and her hubby:
Card Details: Digi Image: All that Scraps, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Flowers: Prima, Bling Rhinestone: The Paper Studio, Bling Swirl: Recollections, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Misc.:Machine Stitching and Copics.
Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, March 12, 2010

TGIF!

Wow Friday!! There are so many things to be excited about today! First off...Spring Break vacation starts TODAY!!! My daughter has Cheerleading Tryouts TODAY! And TODAY I get to show you not ONE, but TWO card samples!
Here's my first from the Raise the Bar Challenge Blog. The theme this week was to GO GREEN!  Joni wanted us to use the color green on our cards or something recycled. I chose both!!!
I used an olive shade of green and some ribbon that I snatched off a gift that my daughter received. 
Here it is:
Card Details: Digi Image-All that Scraps, Patterned Paper-K&Company, Ribbon-recycled, Sentiment-Studio G, Cardstock-Bazzill, Misc-Copics and Pop Dots

The next card I get to show you is for Ethereal Forest Designs Blog. This past week we had our first ever Blog Hop, that was so much fun!!!
Here's my  card for this week:

                                     
Card Details: Image and Sentiment--EFD Store, Patterned Paper-K&Company, Misc-Heart Punch

Please visit the Ethereal Forest Designs Store to get your own images and sentiments!!!

Thanks for visiting today, your comments are greatly appreciated!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, March 08, 2010

More Rain!

Well it started raining lastnight and today is muggy and wet. I've realized there is absolutely nothing I can do about the rain, so I am just enjoying it. I find that I am really enjoying images with umbrellas...I counted them and I have about 6 stamps/digi stamps with a "rain" theme!!!
I found this one at Hobby Paleis, Renate has the cutest images and makes the most adorable cards! I love visiting her blog daily!
Here's the card I made using her image:
Card Details: Digi Image, Hobby Paleis, Sentiment: Stamping Boutique, Patterned Paper: Making Memories/Chloe's Closet, Misc. Ribbon, Sakura White Gel Pen

Thanks for visiting today! I love reading your comments so please keep them coming!!!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

EFD's First Blog Hop!!

“Welcome to the First “Ethereal Forest Designs” Blog Hop!!! If you just happen to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to our Design Team Coordinator, Darsie Bruno’s Blog HERE: Crafting with Darsie

Along the way, please make sure you comment on each one of the design team members blog, then return to the Ethereal Forest Designs blog and make a comment! At the end of the hop, one lucky winner who has commented on all the blogs will receive a $10.00 voucher to the Ethereal Forest Designs Store.
Here is what I have created to share with you for your first blog hop:
Meet Elymira:
Project Details: Digital Image/Sentiment: Ethereal Forest Designs (Elymira),  Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Bling Flower and Pink Rhinestone: The Paper Studio, Copics to color, Misc.: 3D dots for flower, pink ribbon and Mini Pink Gumball machine all from WalMart.





Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:
Audrey (you are here)
The winner will be announced on the Ethereal Forest Designs blog on Friday, March 12th. Deadline to complete the hop will be Thursday, March 11th!
Thank you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Betty's blog.
All of the images used in this Blog Hop can be found here: Ethereal Forest Designs store.
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for visiting! I am looking forward to reading your comments!!!



Saturday, March 06, 2010

Time for Sweets!!!

It's Saturday, and that means another card sketch for The Sweet Stop. I have to say, I had a hard time choosing and image for this card. Why? There are SO many new images over at Sweet N' Sassy Stamps. You've gotta check them out!!!
Here's the card sketch for SSS46:

And here's my card:
Isn't Henrietta Hen adorable!? I just love her in her bonnet!

Card Details-- Digi Image: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps, Sentiment: Microsoft Word, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/Nook and Pantry collection, Circles: Nestibilities, Border Punch: Martha Stewart, Misc. Ribbon, Dew Drops, Machine Stitching 

Now head on over to The Sweet Stop and share your creation using this sketch, I'd love to see it!!!

Friday, March 05, 2010

Trying to appreciate the rain!

 I will not complain, I will not complain!!! I have to keep telling myself that. This has been a very wet winter for us, but in Texas....you can't complain! The heat will be here before we know it. Right now it is dark and dreary, but they are only forecasting sprinkles. But this weekend we are supposed to have THUNDERSTORMS!
So, for now, I will tolerate the rain because I know when our triple digits hit and we are working up a sweat....we will miss the rain and cooler weather!
Here is my card using and image from Ethereal Forest Designs. Please visit their store for many more wonderful images and matching sentiments!
Card Details: Digi Image and Sentiment--EFD, Cardstock--Bazzill, Brads--The Paper Studio, Misc.--Red Ribbon, White Sakura Gel Pen
Take Note: On March 7th we are hosting our first EFD Blog Hop....so please join us for fun and prizes!!!

Raise the Bar--Challenge #8

It is time for another Raise the Bar challenge. I loved looking through all the entries for Challenge #7-3's Company...that was so fun!!! 
This week's theme is in honor of Women's History Month, we are to use an image from a book. 
Honestly, this one stumped me...but then I put on my thinking cap and got to searching!!!
Here's the card I came up with using an image of a book cover done by Elly Walton. You can read more about it here: Elly WaltonThe book discusses famous and brilliant women throughout history.
Card Details: Image by Elly Walton, Patterned Paper:Creative Imaginations, Paper punch: Martha Stewart, 
Misc. Sakura Gel Pen, Silk flower, button, floss, Machine Stitching
Please visit the Raise the Bar blog and share your creations!!!
Have a wonderful Friday~~


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Odd purses....

I don't have a card to share with you today, but I did feel like blogging. One night I couldn't sleep and was searching google for something. I came upon a very strange looking purse. Some are cute, some are down right....well, unique!!!
Take a look for yourself:




Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Seeing Spots...

Well, I'm not Seeing Spots but this is the theme over at Club Anya and Friends.  They are having a Release Day Mania and lots of fun going on over at their blog!!!
Here is my card:

Card Details: Digi Image--The Greeting Farm, Patterned Papers---The Paper Studio and My Mind's Eye, Scalloped Circle and Circles--Nestibilities, Sentiment--Microsoft Word, Coloring-Copics, Chalks, Paperpiecing , Silver Beads--The Paper Studio

Okay.....now to get back to sewing. I 've got a project to finish~~~
Have a great day!!!

Monday, March 01, 2010

New Release Day and New Store Opening!!




“It’s here! The First Release Day for Ethereal Forest Designs!  There are 27 images and sentiments for purchasing on their newly formed store. The design team has been busy creating cards this past week using the wonderful images  and you can find them on theEthereal Forest Designs Blog! Please take a moment to browse the images at the EFD Store, then hop over to the blog and leave a comment! You could possibly win a free image, if you do! We’ll draw a random winner who has left a comment on the EFD Blogon Tuesday, March 2nd. Make sure you become a “follower” on their blog to stay up-to-date on Blog Hop, New Releases and Challenges information.”


Thanks for visiting!!!