Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 3

Hello friends! I hope you are having a good week so far! Can you believe it's almost October? Time is going by so fast! So fast, actually, that it's already time for another round of cards off the Serenade cartridge! So let's just jump right in, shall we...
This week I had Image 19 to play with, which is the branch with berries. When I looked at the image, I immediately thought of this patterned paper by K & Company. Please, feel free to click on the picture for a better, closer look at the card and it'd details. I inked all the edges of everything with Distress Inks. The Sentiment, Buttons, and Twine are from PTI.

Let's take a look at what Flowerdisco and friends did this week. Just a reminder,  you can visit their blogs by clicking on their names.

                                             Ohhh Snap

Abby has a beautiful card for you, but you will have to go straight to her blog to see it, the website was giving me a problem with her pic while I was posting this...Sorry, Abby!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks cards!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 2

Hello and Welcome to Week 2 of our series, Playing With Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends! This week I had image 12, a butterfly! Butterflies are always cheerful and fun, so of course I had a lot of fun with this one!

I made a Z-fold card, which folds into a standard A2 size card. All the patterned paper, including the base is  Anna Griffin, except for the white layers and the black body of the butterfly, they are both the Georgia Pacific packs you buy at Walmart. The sentiment is Mixed Messages by Papertrey Ink. The ink and ribbon are Raspberry Fizz by Papertrey Ink. And the pearls are from my stash.

Now let's see what the rest of this lovely group of ladies made this week, shall we!? You can click on their names to visit their blogs, and get a closer look at their work! I know they'd love it if you stopped by and said hello! In no particular order:

Wowza, huh!? They all made such different, yet beautiful cards!
Now, at the time I was getting this post ready and scheduled, Melissa was still finishing up her card, so even though I don't have her picture posted, you can hop over to her blog by clicking on her name to see what she worked on this week! I hope you enjoyed our projects, and are seeing some different ways to use your Serenade cartridge, or any cartridge that may have similar images!
As always, I appreciate you stopping by, and your comments truly make my day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

More Halloween Fun

Hello all my crafty friends! I hope you had a nice weekend and got some nice craft time in! I spent a lot of Saturday napping! lol. I guess I was wore out from my first week at my new office, with the longer commute, which means waking up at 5 a.m. everyday. Besides the commute and early rise, I do really like our new office! It's huge, it used to be a college. So, I think there's a lot more walking in heels around this big ole' place that has added to my laziness tiredness. Well, Sunday was better for me, a lot more crafting accomplished! Now, if only I could have a couple more days in the weekend, cause I was just getting on a role, had tons of ideas running through my head, and before you know it, I just ran out of time! You know how that is, I'm sure!

Here's a quick little card I made:

I basically made the card around the cute journaling card, I liked so much, by Teresa Collins.
The patterned paper is by Echo Park.
The Cauldron and Bat are die cuts from the Happy Hauntings cricut cartridge.
I also embellished with purple Stickles, doodles with Uniball Signo white gel pen
and added red to the bats eyes with a Viva Decor Red Pearl Pen.
I think that's about it! I hope you like it! If I'm not back tomorrow with a card, I'll definitely be here on Wednesday for week 2 of  the Flowerdisco and Friends Playing With Serenade series! So be sure to check back in then!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Playing with Serenade by Flowerdisco and Friends, Week 1

Good Morning! So, Flowerdisco got together 6 friends who'll be going through all the images from Serenade for the next eight weeks, and I am so excited to get to play along with this great group of ladies!
The image I was assigned was the 5th image, the apple. I originally had something totally different in mind for my card, but on Friday I received a package from a Christmas Ornament Crafting Club I'd joined a while back. Once I opened it up, I knew I had to make them immediately aling with my card to match!
For my card I cut the apple using my deep cut blade from chipboard. I then used the same paint that came in the kit to paint the apples and pears. The first coat was the gold matte, the second coat was the gold metallic. I also used a green paint pen then evergreen Creative Inspirations paint on the leaf. For the stem I used a brown Viva Decor pearl pen. The red base card stock is Recollections. The paper is from an old Paper Wishes pack I had, and the ribbon is from my stash. For the sentiment I cut a tag from the Winter Wonderland cartridge, and added a Dazzles sentiment sticker in gold. I really had fun with this project and love how it all came together!

So now let's see what Flowerdisco and her other Fabulous Friends did, shall we? Click on their names to visit their blogs if you'd like!

Oh my gosh, don't you just love their cards!? I hope you enjoyed seeing us playing with Serenade, and we'll be back next Wednesday for another round of fun! I hope you'll join us!

Thanks for stopping by!

{{{Big Hugs}}}

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hello Friends and Happy Friday to you! My office is moving today, so it's been kind of hectic getting all packed and ready around here, but I just had to sneak in a quick post I've been trying to post all week, but my camera has not been cooperating again! I have a few cards I made over the nice long Labor Day weekend, and every time I take pictures of them, they look great on my camera screen, then when I load them up on the computer, they are blurry! UGH! So, I'm sorry for the quality of this picture, it's not crisp and clean, but I will be sitting down this weekend and really figuring out my camera and all the settings!
And speaking about things I'll be figuring out this weekend...I'm about to get real fancy on ya'll, cause yesterday I got a Janome mini sewing machine in the mail! I have been wanting a sewing machine for quite a while, but was kind of waiting until I found a good deal. Then on Labor Day night, Okie posted on her blog about a sale ending that night at Hancock Fabrics for the sewing maching for $39.99 and Free Shipping! Woo Hoo, that was the deal I had been waiting for! So I ordered it, and was so surprised when I got home last night, and it had arrived already! So fast and just in time for the weekend! I'm so excited!

Here's todays fun little ditty:

Card is A2 size Easel Card.
Main image is die cut from Cricut Expression and Rock Princess cartridge.
Cardstock base and ribbon is Papertrey Ink, Raspberry Fizz.
Pattern Paper is from DCWV, Midnight Spell Stack.
In Center of Flower is Kaisercraft Black Pearl.

Side View:

I hope you liked today's card, and I always appreciate you stopping by!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Haunting

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you're having a great week! I was able to take off this Friday, so I am so looking forwad to my 4 day weekend! WOOT! Yep, I have another Halloween card today! You know I'm all about Halloween right now! While flipping through the images on the Happy Hauntings cartridge, I found a little hidden candle, so I just had to use it!

Card Deets:
Cardstock~ Recollections
Patterned Paper~ DCWV Midnight Spell
Die Cuts~ Candle, Happy Hauntings/ Spider and web, Paper Dolls Dress Up
Sentiment Stamp~ Inkadinkadoo
Ink~ Papertrey Ink, Orange Zest
Bling~ Gems, Recollections/ Stickles, Orange Peel and Lime Green/ Uni-ball Signo white gel pen for doodles.

Thanks so much as always for stopping by and for taking the time to leave some love! You guys are the best!