Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Wall of Bugs

The tri-fecta of weekends! Got my hair done, spent time with daughter Amy, and had 'Bubble' time. Yippeeeeee!

Now it's back to work mode...attended a senior art student's art gallery reception and put together the weekly summary of activities list to blast email the campus. (The weekly summary - NOT a favorite task of mine...).

"Common Law" daughter Jennifer (after x amount of hours at a friend's house and years of friendship... the 'common law' kicks in). Let's see Amy and Jennie have been friends since - the third grade? Sounds like common law to me. Anyway Jennie requested an Easter card for her Grandma in Wall, SD. (People really LIVE in Wall???) I didn't have a ready made so created this one for her. She also 'needs' two baby cards. One boy, one girl.

First off - Grandma Lillian's Easter card.

Peeps on the Wall
~Base card - Paper Trey Ink Spring Moss outer right edge of card smudge with Cotton Candy pink ink
~Layer of white cardstock run through the Cuttlebug using an embossing folder - then lightly 'smudged' using Stampablities Cotton Candy pink ink
~Assorted ribbons
~Stamp of bunny 'peeps' is a Michael's dollar bin find from long ago - stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black - colored with Copics and topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects - edges of white cardstock curved using punch and smudge with Cotton Candy ink
~Flower button attached using metallic blue and purple floss
~Little tufts of "Easter grass"
~Sentiment by Just Rite (it is actually a 'happy birthday' stamp - with the birthday chopped off)

I used the challenge at Our Creative Corner for inspiration for this next card layout. Cool sketch over there... it was just what I needed for an idea 'sparkler'.

Nana's Girl
~Base card Paper Trey Ink white cardstock
~Layer of DCWV Nana's Kids
~Scalloped trim from Archiver's
~Pink dotted satin ribbon from the Dollar Tree
~Rectangular layer of lime green cardstock, another layer of Nana's Kids
~Horizontal layer of more pink ribbon, white button - topped with another (pink) button - shaft broken off and attached with a dimensional
~Square is a sticker from a set from the Dollar Tree it says "Girl meets world!"

This baby boy card was created using the sketch challenge over at Crazy for Challenges.

Sleepy Boy
~Base card - PTI
~Layer of design paper`
~Assorted stickers (moon, cloud, star, teddy bear) from the Dollar Tree - teddy bear and cloud are fuzzy felt
~Sentiment from Just Rite - stamped on blue cardstock and punched using Stampin' Up Word Window
~Blue rhinestone star

This is a sketch from The Pink Elephant. I just love this layout and have looked forward all week to using it as inspiration! This was such a FUN sketch!

~Base card Paper Trey Ink
~Layer of DCWV cardstock
~Circle punches of red and black and assorted buttons - bottom button is shaft lady bug button with shaft broken off
~Image is digital freebie from DigiStamp Boutique - colored in with Copics, wings of red lady bugs topped with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects, sickly bug is pink with shades of green, jar is coated with water color varnish
~Sentiment 'Eeeeek - caught a bug?' is part of the image digi - as is inside text: 'hope you feel better soon...'
~Grosgrain and sheer dotted ribbons

You can get up close with the cards by clicking on the images.

That's all for tonight!
All good wishes,


  1. Oh My FABULOUS!!!
    Thanks for sharing your WOWZA card with TPE this week!!

    HUGS - LORi

  2. Love the lady bug! Am knitting a lady bug hat for Arianna and Eli to wear this fall (they share sometimes). Wonder what the Island Guy will want to wear on his mop of curls this fall?

    Your creativity is the best and lights up many lives! ML

  3. Ohhh, great cards!!! That bear is too cute and I love the ladybugs too, great buttons!!!

  4. Oh've been a busy stamper!!! Love all your sweet ideas!!! They are all beautiful and I'm so thrilled you played the OCCC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. OM, so many beautiful cards...Love all them! Hugs

  6. Wow! You are a real pro with bright, happy colours!!!

    Thank-you so much for joining us with the OCCC this week!


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