Thursday, April 18, 2013

Liebster Award

Hello crafting buddies,

It's been such a gloomy, rainy day here in Chicago, so it was such a pleasant surprise to fin out that I was awarded the Liebster Award.

It's always good to get acknowledgement and appreciation from your fellow crafters.

I would like to thank Alex at  for selecting me to receive this wonderful honor. 

Check out her blog for great inspirations and a chance to observe creations by a very talented lady.

Here are the details about the award:


About The Award

This Award was designed to be a blog award in the "Pay it Forward" fashion.  Once you have been nominated you award it to five blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage visitors to their blog.

Rules for Acceptance.
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.  Post the award onto your blog.  Give the award to five bloggers that have fewer than 200 followers.  Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them the Awesome Award.  Pay it Forward. 
Here are some blogs that have caught my eye and I think deserve this award.

Thanks for taking the time out to check me out!

Monday, April 15, 2013

April showers bring May flowers

Outlawz challenge for 4/15:

I had this image colored for so long.  I put it up knowing that it would come to use some day.  Our Outlawz challenge was to do an April showers: Showers, Bridal, Baby, or umbrellas.
I made the flowers myself with cuts from 2 Cricut cartridges:  Wedding and George Basics, and the fence is from Paper Doll Dress Up cart.  The banners are a EK Success punch.  The pearls are from Recollections.  I used my Copic markers for the coloring.  The sentiment is a quote I got off of the internet.

I'm pleased with the way it turned out.  I'd appreciate your comments when you're passing thru.
Luv YUH!  Have a great day!

613 Avenue Create Sketch Design 4/15

Hello everyone,

hope you got those taxes done and in the mail.  I just dropped the forms in the mail a few hours ago.  I'm not a last minute person, so I have been stressed out R/T mailing my taxes late.  My Tax preparer was very behind this year, I guess!  He waited till the last minute to supply us with our completed tax forms.  Well I  can relax now!

On to something more relaxing.   Making cards.  This is the sketch we used to make this weeks Challenge at 613 Avenue Create:

The image I used is by Bugaboo: Live Love, Laugh Flower Fairies
I'm not sure of the DP name because I received the papers as a gift at a Craft retreat and instantly fell in love with it.
The flowers are Prima flowers and from Iamroses.
The black branches were made from Tim Holtz's Alteration Die called Tattered Pinecone
The sentiment came from a rubber stamp I've had for years.


Hope you like.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Spring is in the air!

Good morning lovely people!  Spring is my favorite season.  It's like the Lord gives us a chance for a new start every year and my 2nd child was born on the 1st. day of Spring.

This card was made for inspiration for the challenge on Outlawz challenges - Spring of flowers 4/8
I used Bugaboo image - Flower Gals Daisy.

Thanks for checking in.  Have a great day!