Sunday, January 31, 2010

Club Anya Monday Mania

Club Anya Monday Mania challenge this week was to use Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Cool Caribbean, and Pink Pirouette (and pearls). I'm all out of Pink Pirouette so I used Papertrey Sweet Blush. Well you know me, if I'm doing one challenge I want to do as many as I can at the same time. So this also qualifies for:

Pink Elephant Polka Dots, Bow, & Pink (my DP has polka dots & the embossed pink CS, she has bows in her hair, and Sweet Blush pink CS)

Stamp: TGF
DT: PT 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Nesties: circle & curved rectangles
Copic: E50, E51, E93, E70. E71, E74, E77, R20, R22, R24, BG72, BG75
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
MS embossed peppermint punch

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Carnival

First thing, I won a random drawing on Torendi. Go to their blog and become a follower and you can win too!

I know I've been a bad blogger the past few days. I think my hubby was feeling a little neglected, so when the relay at TGF was cancelled I packed up my class kits and headed down stairs to spend some time with him. I hope to get back to work tonight.
Today we went to the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Unfortunately the rain last weekend really took a toll on the sculptures. Many had fallen down or had lost a lot of their detail. Addison enjoyed the snow maze. It was so cold, by the time we got back to the car our fingers were frozen.
This morning we did the P90X day 1 workout. I hope to be able to lift my arms to craft by tomorrow. My arms and shoulders are hurting already, I bet tomorrow will be awful. I haven't done push up in years and had to do about 6 reps over the hour workout.

Hopefully I will have something new to show you tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some Misc. and Happy News

First my happy news, I was chosen as the Eat Sleep Stamp Sketch Artist of the week. Thanks Tracy, you rock! Go check out her blog Eat Sleep Stamp, her work always inspires me.

Now for the miscellaneous. The first project was from my ATC club meeting in December. Ruthann showed us how to make these adorable vintage calendars using CD's. She was so generous in supplying us with everything we needed including an entire book of images from Crafty Secrets. I hung mine in my craft room.

Next are the 10 minute cards we made at the Shoebox Swap group I am subbing for. I like the idea of it being a 10 minute card since you have several to make in one night. It keeps it from becoming stressful. I didn't put the one I did in the picture, you can see it here.

You may be wondering what happened to The Greeting Farm Relay I was doing. Well they had to close it because they had so many people playing along that it kept crashing the server. I did still get 4 free digis, very exciting. I took last night to work on class kits for my upcoming class at Smudges on the 9th. Well I better get going, got to get the kid ready for school. Happy Crafting!

The Greeting Farm Valentines Class at Smudges

When: Feb. 9th, 6:00 P.M.
Where: Smudges in Chanhassen (952) 974-9885
Cost: $25
Bring: detail scissors and adhesive (I'll bring the chocolate)

We will make 3 Valentines cards and treat holder. So if your in the Twin Cities area please come join us for a fun night out. Call to reserve your spot today.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge - Sunny Sendoff

This weeks Farm Fresh Friday challenge at TGF is to make a sunny card. It was hard to change gear and think summer. Pile it On is also having a warm wishes challenge, so this is a 2 for 1 card. I don't know about you but I could use some sunshine. We have a glacier of ice forming at the bottom of the driveway and tomorrows high is 13. This is when I miss southern Indiana, were 30 is frigid.

Funny things kids say: Today my 4 year old walked into my craft room and said "I'm going to call this the pretty junk yard." Out of the mouth of babes.

Stamps: TGF Rain Snow Shine, A Muse Sending Sunshine, Simply Stamped Drink
DP: K & Co Berry Sweet
CS: Pixie Pink
Copic: E50, E51, E93, Y19, Y00, Y02, Y06, YG13, YG17, RV02, RV04, RV06

Day 3 of the relay at TGF

Day 3 of The Greeting Farm relay, also my entry for the Anya Ink no printed paper challenge. I embossed the white CS with a piece of gutter guard to make the quilt pattern. I also added the string bow and pink safety pin for embellishment. Quick and dirty.

Stamp: TGF toby cub digi
Copic: RV10, RV11, E93, E95, E97, E99

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 2 of the relay at TGF

It's day 2 of The Greeting Farm's relay. Today's digi is Charlotte. Isn't she sassy? I used Tracy's sketch from the ESS Sketch #67 challenge, this also is my entry for Anyone 4 Anya's heart challenge. 3 in one, not to bad.

Copic: E50, E51, E93, R81, R85, YR04, YR07, T2, T4, T6
CS: SU Regal Rose & Only Orange, PT Smokey Shadow
DP: Sassafras lass: Whale of a Tale

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Amy has Blog Candy

One of my favortie stampers Amy is giving away more of her awesome candy. Check her out here, and you can buy her stamps at All that Scraps.

On your mark, get set, GO!

Today is the start of The Greeting Farm's CHA Relay. So what does that mean? Today you can download this cute Mer Ian for FREE! You have until 6:00 P.M. Monday to post a card using him. If you do you will be sent the next FREE digi for the next days race. Complete all five and you will be sent the sixth FREE digi. Well you know I love anything FREE, but who can be 6 FREE TGF digis.

You can find the template for this 5X7 step ladder card here.

Stamp: TGF Mer Ian digi
DP: Doodlebug Sealife
Copic: E50, E51, E93, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, YR04, YR07, YR09
brads: Doodlebug
Sandollar: Dress it Up
Embossing Folder: Japanese Scales
Coral: MS autumn branch punch
Sea Grass: American Girl ladybug border punch

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another multi-challenge card

1. Monday Mania at Club Anya & Friends - Olive Green, Pink, Brown & Sparkle
2. Crazy 4 Challenges - Pretty in Pink
3. Friday Sketchers - sketch

Stamp: TGF Miss Anya Love
Copic: E50, E51, E93, YG95, YG97, RV21, RV23, E71, E74, E77
prima flowers
CS: SU old olive, pretty in pink, close to cocoa
DP: SU Berry Bliss
Oval Nesties

Friday, January 22, 2010

7 Challenges in One

I'm trying out a new challenge blog this week, Pile It On. It's all about doing as many challenges as you can in one card. I love that. This week there challenge is to use 3 ribbons. I also used the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch challenge, Anyone 4 Anya's Black + White + 1 challenge, Incy Wincy Designs Colour Me Wonderful challenge, Creative Card Crew Punch It challenge, Papertake Weekly Challenge Pretty Pink Papertake, and the Crafty Creations Valentines or Love challenge.

I have a weekend of card making planned. I'm getting ready for my next The Greeting Farm class at Smudges. More details coming. The Greeting Farm blog also is starting a digi relay race starting Sunday. Busy, Busy, Busy

DP: MM Sabrina
Stamp: TGF Madelynn
Copics: E50, E51, E93, R30, R32, RV10, RV11, C5, C7, C9

Wild Card Wednesday - Valentine Treats

This weeks Wild Card Wednesday challenge at The Greeting Farm was to make a Valentine's treat holder. Just by coincidence this is one of the projects Cindy had for us at ATC club this week. I took mine home and added Ruby and some bling. That sure made it a fast project.

Pillow Box & Hearts: K & Company Smitten
Stamp: TGF Ruby
Copics: E50, E51, E93, E47, E49, RV17, RV19, RV21, RV23

Update: I won!

Good news to wake up to. I won last weeks Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greetings Farm! You can see it here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ATC's & Inchies

Yesterday was my monthly ATC club meeting. I made the ATC with the boy and his dog. The ATC with the girl is for another ATC group I'm in that we mail out cards to. The inchies are for the shoebox swap group I am subbing for. All were made with an old SU set called From the Heart. The DP is also SU. The little ticket is from MM.
DP: Stampin Up Candy Lane CS: SU Ruby Red, Pink Pirouette Stamps: SU From the Heart Copic: R00, R01, E50, E51, E93, R24, R27, E47, E49, E71, E74, E77 Tickets: Making Memories Love Notes
Yesterday Bella (our new puppy) came home. She is so sweet and such a good girl. I think I'm in love. My 4 year old is a little jealous of all the attention the puppy is getting. This will be a good test of if she should be an only child.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Picture This - Farm Fresh Friday Challenge

This Fridays FFF challenge at The Greeting Farm blog was to use a picture. I also threw in some flowers for the Anya Ink challenge. The butterfly border on the top is from Martha. The little stick pin flowers in the center of my Prima flowers are vintage findings from MM. It's hard to see but Flutterby Anya has glitter on her wings, there is also glitter on the DP.

Monday, January 18, 2010

2009 Album

Here is the 2009 album I made 4 of for Christmas. Sorry about the not so great pictures, I scanned them on my junkie scanner. Enjoy!