Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5/30/12 Trendy Twine Guest Design Team Post

This is my last post as guest designer for Trendy Twine and I have had a blast these last two weeks creating some fun projects.  I love My Favorite Things dies and punched one out and then put adhesive on the flower and would the twine around.  I then rolled my flower and made a center of twine for the middle.  This was really fun to make and I am in love with this twine.  You can check out the Trendy Twine blog and store for this color as well as many more.  There are also new colors coming, woo hoo, can't wait.

5/29/12 LCOM Weekly Card Sketch

I love this sketch by Kimberly.  I just bought these new dienamics by My Favorite Things at my LSS, Right at Home Scrapbooking and couldn't wait to open the package.  I love these elegant papers from Kaiser Craft called Sweet Nothings.  The stickers are from EAD Designs of course, love them.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the LCOM Sketch Blog to see what everyone else did with the sketch.

Monday, May 28, 2012

EAD Designs 5/28/12 Blog Hop

Happy Memorial Day.  It is the beginning of summer here so what better way to celebrate than with a card that I created using EAD Designs Summer Fun stickers.  I love these new papers by My Mind's Eye On the Sunny Side.  They are so cheery and make me so happy.  You should have come to my blog via the lovely Judith's blog.  Wasn't her project amazing.  Next you will be going to someone whose work I really love, Julie Ranae.  If you didn't come here from Judith's blog, please go back to the EAD Designs blog and start from the beginning of the hop, you won't want to miss a stop plus there is a prize involved.
I have had such an awesome time guest designing for EAD Designs.  These ladies are amazing and the products are the best to work with.  Best of luck to the guest designer for June.  I hope to be back as a guest again some day.  Thanks for having me and have a great summer.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Aaaah, Sweet Summery Strawberries

Lisa gave me this fruit basket to work with this month and when I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I love strawberries and knew I had found this paper strawberry template that I wanted to try out. I cut the strawberries out of red cardstock using the template and the tops from green cardstock. I ran the strawberry shape through my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then punched a hole in each spot indicated in the pattern and threaded through the twine and pulled it tight and tied it off. I then added the top and tied a bow. So easy and such a beautiful presentation.  You should check out the blog, there are lots of wonderful projects there.
Strawberries 2

Strawberries top

Project Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, The Twinery twine, strawberry pattern.
See you soon. Hugs,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

5/23/12 Trendy Twine Guest Design Project

Here is my Guest Design team entry for Trendy Twine.  I love the verigated colors of the twine and Lesley is so fabulous to work with.  I made paper beads with this gorgeous new Prima line and used their matching paper flowers and charm to complete my bracelet.  Purple is my favorite color and I love how this came out.  I put Glossy accents on the beads and flowers so they are shiny and so that they will last.  Be sure to pop on over to the blog and store and see all the goodies there.  See you next week.  Hugs,

5/23/12 LCOM Card Sketch

This is my take on Jerusha's sketch for this week.  It was a fun one.  I used a tooth pick and covered it with twine for the mast.  I am having a great time with the Doodlebug Snips and Snails papers.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has done at the LCOM Sketch Blog.

Monday, May 21, 2012

EAD Designs Blog Hop 5/21/12

Welcome to my blog and the EAD Designs blog hop.  You should have come here from Judith's wonderful blog.  If you didn't, you can start at the beginning of the hop EAD Designs Blog.  Next you will be going to Julie Ranae's awesome blog.  I am so glad that she is hopping with us this week.  Missed you Julie.  I had such fun with this Groovy Stickerz set.   The colors just make me happy and I knew that I just had to have it, along with about 40 other sets, lol.  I am using the Stickerz on everything so get ready to see them a lot over the coming months.  I am so appreciative for the chance to design along side the EAD Designs team.

Delightful Spring Wishes to You

Anita here hoping that everyone had a beautiful weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. I had such fun this month playing with these gorgeous papers and embellishments from Authentique. Lisa has them in the store and you just have to see them in person, they are gorgeous. I am completely in love with the My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes Die. I am using it so much.
Project Materials: Authentique Delightful 6X6 Bundle, Bazzill cardstock, Authentique Delightful Details stickers, My Favorite Things Dienamics Chevron Stripes, The Twinery twine
I had a lot of fun creating this dress out of card stock. I searched on the web for a template and found this cute one which was so easy to use. I hope you have a chance to try it. I used the sketch from the Scrapbook and Cards Today Cardmaps 2 book, on page 18.

Project Materials: Authentique Delightful 6X6 Bundle, Bazill Cardstock, Authentique Delightful Details stickers, K & Co. Pearls, lace
See you soon.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Twisted Sketches #106

Project materials:
Sweet Afternoon papers by Theresa Collins
Brads by Theresa Collins
Sticker by EAD Designs
Markers:  Tim Holtz Distress
Stamp:  Lush Lilacs by Impression Obsession

It's that time of year when we worry about our teens with all the spring activities.  Two of my daughter's good friends were in a head on collision and luckily survived.  One of the girls is in my Girl Scout troop and I have watched her grow into the lovely young woman that she is.  They are seniors in high school and as a result of the accident she can not attend prom nor the other senior activities.  I made this card for her.  She is an incredibly strong woman whose spirits are high as she heads off to rehab today.  If you think of it or would be inclined to send her a prayer, we would all greatly appreciate it.

This is my card for the Twisted Sketches challenge #106.  You can go to to check out the sketch as well as the twist.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

5/16/12 My Little Bit of Whimsy Flowers and Pac Man Fun

Hi Everyone:
My two projects for this post couldn't be more different, but they were each a lot of fun to create.  I made the flower bucket for a good friend to put in her office to brighten her days.  I went to Google Images and typed in flowers and found some templates that I liked and used them to cut out some pretty flowers.  I used lots of fun Whimsy buttons as well as a lady bug on my project.

For my second project I used the brand new Pac Man whimsies.  I knew I just had to have them when I saw them.  This is why you need to peek in the store often to see what lovely goodies Stephanie has added. This card made me happy and brought back lots of fun memories.  I hope that it will for you as well.  Check out the Whimsy Blog here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

5/14/12 EAD Designs Weekly Blog Hop

 Hello Everyone and welcome to the EAD Designs weekly blog hop.  You should have come to my blog via the awesome Judith's blog and next you will be going to the fabulous Lauren's blog.  If you didn't come via Judith's blog, you can start at the beginning at the EAD Designs blog.  You won't want to miss a thing.  These ladies are amazing.  The set I used is called Farmers Market and you can find it in the store.  The sketch came from Deconstructing Jen and I just love her sketches and what she does with them.  Check them out here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

5/10/12 EAD Designs Color Challenge

Here is my card that I made for the EAD Designs May Color challenge.  You can check it out here and you will want to link back your card there for a chance to be the guest designer for June.  You do not need to use EAD Designs products to participate in the color challenge.  This is a great team and I am having a blast playing along with them.  The stamp set that I used is called Vintage Fashion Stickerz and the sentiment Stickerz are called Blahdeda.  This was a fun card to make.  Be sure to check back on Monday for my next EAD Designs blog hop card.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ribbon Carousel Blog Challenge 5/9/12

This is my entry for the Word to your Mother Ribbon Carousel challenge as well as the I Spy sketch challenge.  I love this My Favorite Things stamp set.  It is called My How You've Grown.  Thanks for looking.

5/9/12 Let's Capture Our Memories Weekly Sketch Challenge

Here is my card that I made for this week's sketch challenge.  I know how much Rusha likes to camp so this one is in honor of her and her family and the fun that I hope they have camping this summer.  Here is the link to the challenge.

Monday, May 7, 2012

EAD Designs Monday Blog Hop 5/7/12

Hi Everyone:
I am so excited to be participating in my first blog hop as a Guest Designer for EAD Designs for the month of May.  I picked out the most fun stickers and can't wait to have fun playing this month.  The EAD gals are all so fabulously talented and I am sure that you will have such fun seeing all their work this week.  You will be going to the lovely Lauren's blog and I am sure she will have a gorgeous creation to share.  You should have come here from the EAD Designs blog.  Be sure to hop to each blog and leave a comment for a chance to win.
I was so excited when I saw the Up set because my son Sean is an Eagle Boy Scout and he looks like Russell if you change his hair color.  His mannerisms are similar too and it made me happy to make this card.  You can find the Elephant set here.

I also made another card as I fell in love with these papers from Doodlebug and thought the Hello Deer vinyl would work perfectly.  I love this Sweet Nothings set.
 Be sure to check out the EAD Designs blog because there are different things going on all week.  I hope you have a great Monday and happy hopping.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

5/6/12 CAS-ual Friday Birthday Party CFC 51

CAS-ual Friday just turned one.  Isn't that exciting.  Here is my card for the challenge.  I had fun making these lovely candles with these pretty Prima Papers.  Be sure to check out the challenge here and you will be entered into the Guest DT contest.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

5/2/12 LCOM Weekly Sketch

Here is a lovely sketch by Kimberly.  It was so fun to step out of my comfort zone and make a round card.  You can check out the challenge here.