Saturday, May 26, 2012

Freedom isn't free

 Remembering those who have fought or are continuing to fight for the freedoms that we enjoy every day in America.

Please join me in this prayer for our Military..................

God bless America!  Land that I love!

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Steampunk Birthday Card

My oldest granddaughter Alexis "Lex" is turning 22 years old tomorrow.  OMGosh........where do the years go?  I remember when she was born..........what a beautiful baby she was.  And she's still beautiful!  She loves the Steampunk style and purple and black is her FAVorite color combo so it came together nicely on this card.  This is my first time using a Saturated Canary image.  She's called "Gothica" and is a creation of the talented Krista Smith. 

I was so happy to complete this card in time for her birthday.  It's been a crazy "whack-a-doodle" week around here.  Remember my daughter Kim had spinal fusion in March?  Well she had a NECK FUSION on Tuesday.  Poor baby girl!  She is in so much pain.  She said it's much more painful than spinal fusion.  I sure wish I could take the pain from her but all I can do is pray that the Lord helps her with it.  Your prayers would be so appreciated.  Thank you so much.

Well back to the card.  I wasn't sure it was going to happen in time for Lex' birthday but PTL I did finish it in time.  YAY!  I hope she likes it.  **UPDATE:  She loved it & said it was her favorite card I've ever made.  aaww sure made my heart sing.

I used these Copics to color my Saturated Canary image:
Face:  E000, E00, R20, R11
Eyes:  E31, E35
Hair:  C1, C3, C5, C7, E50, Y000
Clothing:  BV00, BV11, V17, C1, C3, C5, C7

Tim Holtz Embossing folder "Steampunk"
Tim Holtz Alterations Die "Elegant Flourishes" (swirls)
Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Tiny Attacher, Adornments (wings & star), Sprocket Gear, Trinket Pin.
Ranger Distress Stain "Picket Fence"
Nestie "Labels Two" & Circle
Bead Landing "Found Objects" (clocks), Chain & jump rings
Recollections 'Paper Tickets' ("be original")
Black cardstock & glitter paper from my stash

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days:   Pick a number (numbers on the clock embellies)
Prairie Fairy Fridays:  #78 Inspirational photo
Creative Craft Challenge2:  Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper:  #57 Anything Goes
Polka Doodles:  Week 18 De-stressing
The Poodles Parlour:  Anything Goes
Simply Create Too:  #12 It's about Time (clocks)
The Stamp Man:  FAVorite technique (embossing)
Stampin' for the Weekend:  at least 4 layers
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps:  Distressing
Catch the Bug:  Anything Goes (won #2 ~ YAY)
CMC Copic Challenge Group:  Celebrations (Birthday)
Catered Crop:  "B" (birthday, black, be original)
Delightful Challenges:  Distressing
Digi Doodle Shop:  #107 Bingo (Film Strip RIBBON ~ Something New (SC image) ~ Distress INK)
Dutch Dare Card Challenges:  #164 Birthday Fun
Paper Crafting Journey: #9 Black plus one color (purple) (won top spot ~ YAY)
Shelly's Images:  "Happy" challenge (this image made me smile so much that she made me happy)
The Paper Shelter:  Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters:  Card Challenge # 83 'Off Center'
Truly Scrumptious:  #80 Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge Blog:  Add Dimension
Craft-room challenge:  Emboss It
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT:  #60 Anything but a Square
Oldie but a Goodie:  Die Cuts & Punches (my 'oldie' is the purple & black diamond Cardstock from last Halloween)
Craft Your Passion:  #109 Torn or Distressed Edges (I distressed the silver card base with a 'black soot' Distress Ink pad)
Always Crafting:  #7 Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog:  #148 The Man, The Myth, The Legend......anything by Tim Holtz (I used a steampunk embossing folder, trinket pin, film strip ribbon, tiny attacher, Elegant Flourishes diecut, wings, star, sprocket gears, Distress Ink & Distress Stain)
A and T Challenge Blog:  #23 Anything Goes

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~