Monday, May 28, 2012

{A Beautiful Day}

How Beautiful A Day Can Be

   Hello! I have to tell you about the conversation I just had with my Husband..We just finished dinner and I was at the kitchen sink getting the dishes ready to be washed and my Husband walked up behind me and said these exact words.."Let me take care of the dishes so that you can go work on your last submission for the Gallery Idol contest, I believe in you!" I am so grateful to have a supportive Husband. Love! 
   Ok, ok, let me tell you about my card! I created this today with the Paper Crafts magazine Gallery Idol contest in mind. I used a set I received in my Stamping Royalty package from Flourishes called "Zinnia". Zinnias are one of my very favorite flowers! I stamped the floral image in light gray card stock from Wausau Paper and  I used Copic markers to color the flowers. The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye. I finished off my card with a little bit of  hand stitching. I hope that you had a great weekend, and if you have not yet checked it out I posted a For Sale list "HERE". Lots of great deals! Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you have a wonderful week!

                                                
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Stamp Sale - Thinning Out My Stamp Collection!!

I have way too many stamps and would love to find these sets a new home! Email me at   alwaysctr@yahoo.com if you see something you want! Shipping not included but I will ship in a padded envelope for $1-$2 (more if you buy more then 3 sets) based on zip code in the USA.





Stampin Up Loads Of Love - $11.00




Stampin Up Just Buzzin By- $14.00



Stampin Up Fifth Avenue Floral with matching Embossing folder - $25.00 *hold*



Stampin Up Messages For Mom - $9.00




 
 Stampin Up True Friend - $8.00





Stampin Up Happy Heart Day - $8.00



Stampin Up If The Halo Fits - $6.00




Stampin Up Reverse Prints - $8.00



Stampin Up NUM Family Accesories - $14.00



 Stampin Up Love Ya Bunches - $5.00



Stampin Up Garden Collage - $8.00



Stampin Up Too Terrific Tags - $4.00





                                                                      Stampin Up A Flower For All Seasons - $5.00



Stampin Up For All You Do - $12.00 *hold*





Banner Basics Two- Brand New Never Opened - $10.00



 Flower Patch Collection - Making Memories -  NEVER USED - $3.00 *hold*





A Muse Studio Scrubber (Used once, I like my SU scrubber) - $9.00


Verve - Fluttering By - $2.00
Impression Obsession- Cupcake - $3.00 *hold*




Unity - Girl Of The Moment NUM - $4.00
Unity Homemade 6 Bean Soup - $10.00








Gina K Stamps - Special Delivery Addition NUM - $5.00




Stampendous - Flutterfly Friends - $3.00 *hold*
Stampendous - Two  You NUM - $3.00 *hold*



PSA Essentials - Halloween NUM - $6.00
PSA Essentials- Christmas NUM - $6.00



Hampton Arts - Oh Baby - $2.00 * hold*
Autumn Leaves -  Funky Flowers - $2.00




Fancy Pants Design - Little Star - $2.00 *hold*



Inkadinkado Cling Stamps - Garden Gate - $2.00 *hold*
                                              Fish - $2.00
                                              Butterflies - $2.00 *hold*



Hero Arts - Sew Artsy - $4.00 *hold*





Close To My Heart - All My Love - $5.00  SOLD
Close To My Heart - No Peeking - $5.00





Again email me at alwaysctr@yahoo.com if interested!


                                 

{Special Delivery}

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 Hiya! I'm here to show you a card I created using the YNS stamp set "Special Delivery". This adorable set was designed by Jenny Suchin! I had fun mixing and matching papers with this card. I hope that you are having a great weekend and as always thank you for visiting my blog today!

                                                          
Thursday, May 24, 2012

{May PTI Blog Hop}


   Hello friends! Oh my gosh I am sorry that it has been so quiet in my blog this week.  I have been busy crafting on a few really fun projects that I'll get to share in the next few months. Today is my first "free" day in awhile. I am happy to be playing along with this months PTI Blog Hop!!


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 Here is the inspiration photo:




  SO pretty! To create my card I used the PTI set "Botanical Silhouettes". The background stamps are from Glitz Design. I have several PTI back ground sets but just couldn't find one that matched the look I was going for with my card. I used Grass pigment ink from A Muse Studio, and Provincial Gray by Fresh Ink.  I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!
                      
Thursday, May 17, 2012

{It's A Tie!}

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  I had some crafty time over the weekend and created a few cards including this fun fun Father's Day card featuring a stamp set by Gourmet Rubber Stamps "Daddy-O". I really love this set! I'm also playing along with the current GRS sketch challenge:

 I used promarkers to color the ties, and the newsprint background is from This and That by Echo Park.  Thank you for visiting my blog today!
                                                                      
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

{Simple Thanks}

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    I am here with a quick post to show you another card I created for this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge!

   I used Blissful Botanicals to create my card! The patterned paper is by The Girls Paperie. I am just about out of this paper and I will be SO sad when it is gone. Anyways, I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog!!

        
                                                                 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

{Stamps, Stamps, and More Stamps!}

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   Hello friends! Today is a beautiful sunny day, and the morning has been a quiet one so I got to play with some of my new stamps today! Speaking of new stamps yesterday I received my Stamping Royalty prize package and I cannot wait to play with my new stamps!  Here is a picture of my loot:



Anyways, be on the look out for my "for sale list", I have to make room for all my new stamps!

Now onto my card. I created this card for this months The Craft's Meow sketch challenge.




  I used the super chic set "Inspired By Audrey" to create my card. I used Provincial  Fresh Ink, and Slate from A Muse Studio. The beautiful rose is from Hobby Lobby's store brand "Spare Parts". The leaves were created using metal dies from Marianne Designs. I love the embossed leaf veins. Beautiful! I am also entering my card in the Paper Crafts magazine Gallery Idol contest. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day!

                                                                                             
Saturday, May 12, 2012

{Apple Of My Eye}

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     Hello! I am posting a card I created for this weeks PTI Make It Monday Challenge using Fruit Fusion Apple. I used the matching patterned paper collection, and added stitched borders to each strip. I used my wood grain embossing folder from The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby).  I do not own any of the Fruit Fusion dies so these lil apples were cut by hand.  Kind of tedious, but I still think I can survive without the dies. lol  

     I hope you are having a nice weekend! And thank YOU for visiting my blog!
                                                                  
Friday, May 11, 2012

{Thinking of My Mom}

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     Mother's Day always brings mixed emotions for me each year it rolls around. Before I had my children it was literally a day of mourning. You see my Mom passed away at the age of 48 in the year 2000. I was only 24.  After my first son was born in 2007 Mother's Day became something very different, a day of joy, love, and gratitude for the blessings of Motherhood, and our beautiful boys. This year I will celebrate and give my boys extra hugs and kisses from a Grandmother who would have loved them unconditionally. I'm sorry for such a serious post, but it feels good to talk about it, and I am sure there are many of you that feel the same way I do on Mother's Day.

   To create my card I used one of my all time favorite sets from Stampin Up "Wild Rose". This was one of the first sets I bought, and I know I will never let it go. I stamped the roses in two shades of  Studio G pigment ink. These ink cubes are cheap, and they stamp beautifully! The leaves were stamped in Grass, and Fern pigment ink from A Muse Studio. The pink damask patterned paper is from A Muse Studio, and the pink gingham paper is from My Minds Eye. Today I am playing along with the Moxie Fab World Card Creations Week: Gingham Challenge. I love gingham and use it as often as I can! Speaking of Card Creations I HIGHLY recommend picking up a copy of this issue from Paper Crafts Magazine. I am thrilled to say that I have 5 cards in this issue! I still can't believe it. Tomorrow I will be posting a picture of one of my cards featured in the issue!  I am also playing along with this weeks Case Study Challenge.

                                                  Thank you for visiting my blog and have a GREAT weekend!