Saturday, August 15, 2009

I'm back!!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in sooooo long!!!! I was actually on vacation in the Dominican Republic for week, and then once we got back, both my hubby and I got sick!!! I had a horrible sinus infection and my poor hubby had a stomach bug. We're both feeling better now and I finally got into my stamp room to play!!!

My first card is a combination of several challenges all together. I combined this past week's sketch challenge on SCS, with the Limited Supplies Challenge (creating a summer activity themed card), and the colors from this week's Color Throwdown challenge.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Lily at the Beach (Pink Cat Studio)
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, White, Razzleberry Lemonade dp
Ink: Black Momento
Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Effects (on goggles), flower, button

Isn't she cute and summery!!!! I just love Lily... she's so much fun to color too!

Today's challenge on SCS was the inspiration challenge. I found my inspiration HERE. I used the owl and kept the colors "fall-ish" like they are on the craft owl in my inspiration piece. I also combined this challenge with the sketch challenge from Amy Rysavy's blog HERE.

Here's my card...

Stamps: Pretty Birds (from Cornish Heritage Farms)
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, White, Basic Gray dp
Ink: Black Momento
Accessories: Copic Markers, Classic Circle Nestabilities, corner rounder punch, wood buttons, jute twine, dimensionals

I haven't gotten this little owl out and played with him for ages! I just love to pair him with warm fall colors.

Finally, my last card uses this past week's Mojo Monday sketch combined with the Caardvark's theme... winter! When I think of winter (which I really don't want to do right now), I think of shoveling snow. There's always a lot of snow to shovel each year in the Cleveland area!!!

Here's my card...

Stamps: Changito Snow Play
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue, White, Frosty Day dp
Ink: Momento Black
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon, staple, 1 inch circle punch, stickles (on the snow), Copic Markers, dimensionals

If you are interested, here's some pics from our vacation!!!

We stayed at the Dreams resort in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. It was AWESOME! Beautiful beach! Great food! Just perfect!

But now we're back to reality and I'll be back at school in a week! Wow! Where did the summer go????

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!! :)


SmilynStef said...

Great cards (and great looking vacation) ... love that cute little winter design.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Aw, Lily looks adorable!!! Cute card, and the others, too! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! (But I DON'T say thanks for showing me the vacation photos! LOL NO FAIR! I want a vacation!) :)

lauren said...

omg--FABULOUS cards! i loooooooove the little monkee shovelling snow! i would not have thought it was even POSSIBLE to make shovelling snow seem cute or (GASP!) FUN (we get plenty here in NJ as well!) but by golly you have done it! :)

librariane said...

I really like the card you made for Amy R's sketch--it looks like a cozy quilt!

Barbara said...

Cute Lily card!!! Looks like it was a terrific vacation, too! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great vacation photos!! I'm so glad you got to play along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us! Your little Lilly makes me want to go swimming!! So cute!

LeAnne said...

Wow, cute card! Perfect to go with those nice vacation pix! Congrats on winning the CTD drawing!!

Julie Ranae said...

Congrats on winning the Color Throwdown! Adorable entry.....
Hope you will stop by The Open Window and say hello. I am happy to be your 11th follower! Looking forward to great things on your blog.