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Hi everyone! I am a veterinary technician living in NY who loves to pen pal and make cards in my spare time. I have never been good at crafts since I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler but I was determined to give it a go.  I love learning all the different techniques and ways to craft. Follow me on my journey as I grow as a card maker!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Sketch Saturday Challenge #265

One of my new pen pals has a birthday coming up so I thought I would make her a cute birthday card! Who wouldn't love to find this beauty in their mailbox? I used one of Lacy Sunshine's amazing images. I stocked up on her retiring digis this weekend.  Get them before they are gone! They are so adorable and fun to color.  I used my Promarkers for coloring. I have ultra fine nibs shipping to me. I can't wait to use them on the fine details! I have such a heavy hand with ink.  I followed the sketch by Sketch Saturday for the card layout. I tied my first ever bow with ribbon. Thank you YouTube! The sentiment was punched with Stampin up scalloped oval and oval punches.  The papers were all from my stash.  I had lots of fun making this card! That being said, the photography part of blogging is more of a challenge for me.  I have horrible lighting in the house! Patience is not something I have a huge supply of. I even used a super cute glitter pen on the birthday hat which you can't see because of the poor lighting.  If anyone has any tips on how to take better pictures I would greatly appreciate them.  Feel free to send me an email if you have the time and desire to give me a hand!

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday Challenge #265
Lacy Sunshine Challenge 11
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 13
Stampin with the Dragon Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challege Blog - Birthday
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp - digi challenge
A.R.T. Card Challenge
Crafty Ribbon Challenge 50
Crating For All Seasons Make It Girly
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Girl Power
Divas by Design Pretty Pearls
Party Time Tuesdays 126
Anitas Art Challenge Blog birthday
Paper Makeup Stamps All tied up
The Crafty Bloggers Network Bright and Breezy
Lia Stampz Challenge 44 Birthday

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pink and Blue

Hi again!! I am loving the Some Odd Girl digital stamps that I recently purchased.  They are wonderful images to color in. I colored her with my Promarkers.  I followed the "pink and blue" theme for the I Love Promarker challenge blog. The card layout is from Tuesday Morning Sketches. I used papers from my stash. The pink cardstock is embossed with cute little circles.  I think I need to start adding more embossed images to my card. I love the look.  The little blue flowers are super cute brads that I got from a friend! I used Stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches for the sentiment.

I have been enjoying my little staycation from work but it is coming to an end! I am hoping that I will still manage to find time to make at least one card each week with the hectic work schedule I am going back to. Thank you for following me as I learn how to create beautiful cards!

I am entering the card in the following challenges:
Tuesday morning sketches challenge 204
The Paper Shelter Challenge 118 buttons and/or brads
I Love Promarkers Color challenge
Crafting For All Seasons Make it girly
A.R.T. Card Challenges - Anything goes
My heart pieces digital Stamps
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Summertime
One Stop Craft Challenge For A Friend
Pin and tack Spark your creativity

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thanks a Latte

Good morning everyone! This Cuppa Mae image from Some Odd Girl fits me to a "T." I can't function at all without my morning cup of joe! I followed the sketch by Try Stampin' On Tuesday for the card layout.  I used ribbon and pearls from my stash.  The sentiment is punched with the Stampin up oval and scalloped oval punches.  I colored in the image with Promarkers.   I had a much better crafting day today! I would like to say a huge thank you to my friends for being so supportive of me during my melt down...... Practice, practice, practice!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch challenge 124
Oozak.com Challenge 16 Anything goes with sentiment
Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge 35
Party Time Tuesdays #126
Siman Says Stamp Challenge Anything Goes
Divas by design - Pretty Pearls
The Scrapbooking Queen royal digi challenge 23

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gemma Gumdrops

Everyone has off days and I'm thinking today was one for me.  Nothing worked out the way I wanted with this card except I'm very happy with her hair! This is a Lacy Sunshine image called Gemma Gum Drops. She is so adorable. I absolutely love the Lacy Sunshine images and plan on making a lot of future purchases. I colored the image with promarkers and have decided that I need to purchase a set of ultra nibs so I can color in smaller parts of the images and not worry about bleeding.  I want to expand my color range and get some more markers as well! The papers, ribbon and flowers were all from my stash. I followed the sketch from Feeling Sketchy for the card layout.

Today may have been a bad day but I won't get discouraged with my card making.  I have only been doing this for a month or so. I know it will take me time to develop my skills and become an amazing card marker. No being down on myself or giving up. Great pep talk!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Feeling Sketchy Challenge #63
Lacy Sunshine Challenge # 11 Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Glitz and Glimmer
Send A Smile 4 Kids For the Girls
Through the Craftroom Door Anything goes
Inky Chicks Anything Goes
Pin and Tack Challenge 10
The Scrapbooking Queen Royal Digi Challenge 23
Eureka Stamps Summer fun
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge 70 Summertime fun

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fun in The Sun

Hi everyone! Thank you for joining me while I learn to make cards and apparently take pictures for that matter! Crafty Sentiments was kind enough to give away this cute Harriet digital stamp for those participating in their current challenge. I just had to jump in and join them.  How adorable is she? She will be released for purchase in their online store soon and they are currently having a huge sale.  You all know I can't pass up a sale!

I followed the sketch provided by Seems A Little Sketchy for the card layout. The papers used were all purchased from Joann Fabric. I used my vagabond to cut the scalloped frame around the image.  If you don't have a vagabond and are looking to purchase a cutting/embossing machine, I highly recommend looking into this one. I love mine. It's so easy to use and quite handy! I used the oval and scalloped oval punches from Stampin' Up on the sentiment.  I am quickly becoming a huge fan of bakers twine. Harriet was colored in using Promarkers.  This card is perfect to suit my mood this weekend.  It's a bright summery warm day. Now I'm off to get myself some ice cream!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge 41 Seems A Little Sketchy
Fun In The Sun challenge at Crafty Sentiments
Give it and Upper Cut and Punch it Out at Southern Girls Challenge
Challenge # 168 at One Stitch At a Time
Celebrate Summer Sunshine at Ecelectic Ellapu
Challenge #52 Creatalicious Challenges
RRR Challenge #74 I'm Seeing Dots and Ribbon
TImeless Tuesdays Challenge #225 Scallops
There She Goes Clear Stamps - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge # 93 Punches/Dies
Eureka Stamps Challenge #44 Anything Goes
RCC82 Fun in the Sun Ribbon Carouseel
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 274 In the Summertime
Stamp and Create June Summer Fun Challenge
Emerald Faeries Challenge Dies/Punches
The Crazy Challenge CCH #147 Teen Cards
Craft-room Challenge Here Comes Summer
House of Gilli #53 Bright Colors
 The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge 12
Make It Monday #145
The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog Challenge #46
Melonheadz friends: Die Cuts
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog Challenge #54 Welcome Summer
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge
I love Promarkers Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog Challenge 83 Summer
Inky Impressions Challenge #113 Anything goes
Lia Stampz Challenge 43 Anything Goes
 Sassy Studio Designs DTBST#182
MilkCoffee Challenge Summer Fun
Stamping with Dragon Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity Spots and stripes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge
Digidesignchallenge Blog Show Us Summer
2 Sisters Challenge Blog Summer Fun
Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge For Girls
OneCrazyStamper June Challenge
Pin and Tack Spark your Creativity

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Welcome to My Little Corner of Blogland!

Welcome! I've decided to journey into the world of blogging.  I'd love for you to become a follower (add me to your circle) and come along the journey with me :  Please be patient with me as I learn.

More posts to come, soon!

Thanks for stopping by!