"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's a Mystery...???

Hi everyone!!!

The card on my blog today is from a closed swap I am in on SCS. Every other month we receive an image from that month's hostess with a mystery image. We do not know what the image will be until we receive it. Then we each create a card using the image we received.

This month's image was Fred Bear Goes Camping from MFT. What a great image and sentiment to get to play with!!!! I used Night of Navy, Old Olive and Really Rust cardstock from SU. And I used the Woodgrain background stamp from SU as well. My DP is from CTMH. Above is what I came up with for my "mystery image" card.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pink Christmas....

Well...just to let you all know....there are 61 shopping days left until Christmas!!!

And in the spirit of Christmas I made my first Christmas card this year. The image is a digital stamp from Digital Delights by Louby Lou that was a free download this past week. Isn't it adorable?

I had such fun making this card. When I saw the image I knew I wanted to make a tropical themed Christmas card. Although I cannot image Christmas without snow. I used Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock. My designer paper is from Stampin' Up! and it is so bright and fun!

Aloha and thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Round 3 - Dueling Darlings

Well it's that time. Time for another duel...a duel between the Dueling Divas and the Dueling Dazzlers. A group of friends who create cards every month with kits they are sent. It is all just good, clean fun.

This month's theme was Treasured Friend. The Divas were sent a kit from their hostess, Carol and the Dazzlers were sent a kit by ME!! The guidelines of the duel are to create a card with some or all of the kit you receive. The twist on this month's theme was that each participant would add a treasure of their choosing to their card. The catch...it could not be anything bought brand new. It had to be something already at home like a recycled item or something that they had picked up at a second-hand store or garage/yard sale.

There are three pictures of my card. I made a swing-flip card. (Tutorial at stampingschool.com. A fantastic site I might add!!!) First, is the outside of the card, then a picture of how the card opens and lastly the sentiment on the inside. And, the sentiment on the inside is my "treasure." I was looking around for something at home to recycle and couldn't come up with anything. Then yesterday, a friend of mine gave me a gift. It was a necklace and inside the box was this sentiment. How perfect!!!! Girlfriends are definitely treasured gifts. All the Dueling Darlings are a treasure to me, as well as my friend who gave me the necklace.

The image is from SU called, My Matryoshka. The designer paper is from Kaiser Craft. I used my Build-a-Brad set from SU to make the brad in the center of the flower. I cut the sentiment off of the plastic necklace holder and mounted it on cardstock for the inside of the card.

Thanks for looking!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Up, Up and Away

Seems forever since I have been here. My youngest was home sick today and so I decided since I couldn't leave the house, I would get a card made and update my blog. Finally....it's done.

This stamp set had yet to see ink and I found the DP awhile go thinking it would go well with the images. The images are from a set by Artful Inkables. I picked up the small watch embellishment at a stamp store in California and sure wish I had bought more than two. I used Early Espresso, Very Vanilla and Marina Mist cardstock.

Okay...that's all...youngest needs mom. Thanks for looking!