Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sept. 22 - Oct. 5th Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge


Guess What??  There's another Sparks Challenge over at the Paper Smooches Sparks Blog!  (To go to the  Paper Smooches home site, just click on the button over on the right side of my blog). 

Here's the inspirational piece:

Sept. 22 - Oct. 5th Sparks Inspiration Photo

And.  Here is my interpretation:
View 1 - (sorry about the dark photo! It's a rainy day here!)

View 2
What I was inspired by?  The colors (hot pink, mint green), and texture (the ruffles inspired the torn paper).

I would have to say, this was a quick and dirty card.  My card looks a bit 'rumpled'.  My heat gun and the cardstock did not jive very well! 

Card Supplies: 
Paper Smooches Stamp: Sentiment from Pretty Phrases
CHF Kim Hughes Collection Stamps:  Winter Trees (Tree, snowman, star on tree)
DoubleMates Pretty Pink textured Card Stock, SU textured Card Stock, Green unknown source
White embossing powder.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Dance Day!!! Paper Smooches Blog Hop Win!

Look What I found on Heather Pulvirenti's Blog!  A Saturday Surprise!!!!! 

 My blog surfing this am sure lifted my spirits!  I won one of the new October Paper Smooches sets!  Yippee!  Anything Paper Smooches brings a smile to my face.  Thanks Heather!!!! 

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Today is Saturday, September 24th.  2011 (I do this so I have a memory!)

It's been one of those weeks!  Jake got sick last weekend, Sami is now sick, and I'm supposed to be taking it easy (I had a trip to the ER on Thursday - we think it was just the result of a nasty virus - and I was dehydrated - I had spots in front of my eyes, my blood pressure was high, and I had uncontrollable shaking.  Freaky!).  

Today both kids have a soccer game at 3:30 pm.  In the heat of the day.  To top it off? Our high is predicted to be 88.  Which is very odd, for Eastern Oregon!  We are at 3,500 feet!   The last Harah of summer is going out with a bang!

So.. my blog hoppin' news was a great lift!  Now?  I want to make something! 

It's noon and I am still in my jammies!!!!!  Gotta follow Doctor's orders, right?

Catch ya later! 


Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Click Here to Go to the September Challenge!

September's Inspiration - My take? Twine, lace, Core'dinations textured cardstock, mixed w/ fun & cute

My Interpretation

Another View!
Yes.  I am finally back at my crafty table - thanks to Kim Hughes and her Paper Smooches Stamps and the SPARKS challenge! 

What I LOVE about these challenges is you can use all your Cornish Heritage Farms 'Kim Hughes' Collection stamps as well!  And boy, do I have a collection!!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes Collection - Chloe the Deer (a classic!!!), and Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases (Love you dearly).  *** What a GREAT match, eh?  ****
Cardstock:  SU Kraft, SU textured CS, and Core-dinations textured CS from a Basic Grey collection (and sanded)

PP:  October Afternoon
Inks:  SU ink and markers, Spica Glitter Pens, White Uniball Pen
Punches:  SU border punch, fancy label
Button: Basic Grey

Inspiration:  I went with the textures. I love linen and lace mixed with blues and twine! 

Thank you for visiting!

(Let's share 'why' I haven't been crafting, later, OK?)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just a Quick Hello!

Hello friends!!!  Long lost friends????

I apologize for NOT posting... in what.. two months?  Life.is.upside.down.  But, in a good way!  I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.. The tunnel I have been crawling through since January....

Hang in there!  I love visiting all my creative friends' blogs, and seeing what is going on.  Once things settle down I hope to be back 'in the crafty saddle'!

xxxooo