Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day and 4th of July Tree

I just love this little tree.
It is so much fun to decorate it for Season's and  Holidays.  So here it is for Memorial Day and 4th of July.  

 This is a Picture with out a flash.

 This is the picture with a flash.

 These are some really cool stars that Deanna and I found at JoAnns.

 I bought a bunch of those mini flags on the Military base. They are really cheep there. I even put some of them in my yard.

Here you can see the cute star garland.

I think I can blame my Husband for this Crazy tradition that we have started. I liked leaving my Christmas tree up until January and one year it was still up in February so I put a bunch of Valentine things on it. Then another year it was up until Easter so I did Easter decorations too. I think that was the year I told him "just leave it up" and I will keep decorating it for everything. lol

I hope you like my Tree Story

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monkey Challenge "Manly Man Card"

We all need "Manly Man" cards.... but boy oh boy it is hard to control myself when it comes to the bling. I was thinking hmmm maybe just some rhinestones on the head lights?? I had to stop myself, and what I made could really be called a "Man Card".   

I do love this old stamp set "Classic Pickups".

Over at A La Card Monkey we have been  having the best time. This weeks sketch is going to be fun and easy... if you don't try to add a lot of the "Girly Stuff". I have to say all the Guest Designers have been so sweet. Some of them helping me out while Terry was on her Cruise to Alaska. Leaving really nice comments! Thank you Girls!!

I was having the worst problems with Blogger and Google this week. I was logged in but, then try to leave a comment and it would not work no matter what I did, I was able to leave comments on blogs that allowed Anonymous comments the rest I would send a personal message via email. I hope everyone got my messages.

Stamp Sets:
Classic Pickups set of 5 2008 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Not quite navy, White, Early espresso
Chocolate chip button, 1/8th inch Espresso ribbon,
7/8 in square punch


Now go make a card! ;)

Blogger Monkey Madness

This is me trying to work my blog... Pulling my hair out every time I have to re-log in. Yep it looks just like that! (my hair) lol Spending the last couple of days trying to leave comments on cards for A La Card Monkey and spending hours on it. I think this little monkey could have done a better job!

Blogger Please get on it!
Stop Monkeying around!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Wedding Invites for a Friend

A friend of mine for over 25 years Trina, meet a really nice guy a few months ago. She called me a week ago and said she is getting Married on July 2nd, and wants me to make the invites. Trina told me that her colors are pink and light yellow. I had a few ideas right away but I saw this card in the Catalog, I added a few more layers and more bling. I love this embossing folder it makes the card look so elegant.

I made two different versions of the card, this one with the main card White and the ribbon So saffron.
This one So saffron for the main part of the card and  Pretty in pink ribbon.

Stamp sets:
Word Play 12pc set 2010-2011 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, White, Basic gray ink.
Sponge dauber, Elegant lines embossing folder, Pretty in pink 5/8 satin ribbon,
So saffron 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/4 in Circle punch. 2 in Circle punch by Marvy,
Pearls, Rhinestones.

The Cute Couple

Thanks for stoping by

Friday, May 20, 2011

"They say it's your Birthday" Monkey Challenge 57

It's a Monkey Challenge time and we have a  Birthday Card with a Sketch. I thought that I would do a "Man Card". Sometimes doing them just gives me a Pain! But with all the new stamp sets in this Summer Mini how could you not.

I am just loving all this Nautical stuff.

Make a Birthday card with this sketch and then jump over to "A La Card Monkey" and post it there for a chance to be our "Monkey Princess".

 I wanted my Birthday banner to look like a flag, so I used a 5/8th square punch to do the ends like that.

There are just so many cute stamps in this set!! The anchor is really perfect.

Just click here to see Terry's card for the Challenge!

Stamp sets:
Sail Away 1pc set Summer Mini 2011
The Open Sea 5pc set Summer Mini 2011
Ink and Paper Colors:
Not quite navy, Cherry cobbler, White, Crumb cake
Antique brads, Sponge dauber, Baker's twine cherry cobbler,
Square lattice, 5/8 square punch.
Designer Series Paper:
Nautical Expedition Summer Mini 2011

Hugs and Love

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pirate Time for A La Card Monkey

I love this old stamp set, I have not used it in a while. I don't seem to make very many kids cards but, with this challenge I got to make a cute boys card.

Just jump over to A La Card Monkey, look at all the cute cards by the Guest Designers leave a few comments and them Make A Card!! Have Fun!

Here is what Terry was talking about, I made him bald at first.... lol, it had been a long day!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Life's a bed of roses for Monkey Challenge #55

Life might be a bed of roses but, in my case it looks like Lavender. I used the stamp set "Nature Walk" for my card this week, for the A La Card Monkey Challenge. I kind of followed the sketch this week, I just really wanted to put some jewels on this card for some reason.

 You're a gem!! This is a card that I could send any friend of mine because, they are all gems to me!

 This sketch is from a card I made a few years ago. I had made it for a card contest and I won!! So this sketch has some good memories for me.

 The gems are from the Prettys kit.

On this card I colored the Lavender with a marker "Orchid Opulence", I asked my Husband if he thought the flowers need some color and he said "yes", so I did it just for him. What do you think, does it need it or not?

Terry's card is bright and cherry this week, just click here to see it.

Just go to A La Card Monkey for more info on the challenge and to see all the cool cards that everyone makes.

Now it's time to go and make a card for this fun challenge!

Stamp sets:
Nature walk 7pc set
You're a gem 8pc set

Ink and Paper of Colors:
Chocolate chip, Pear Pizzazz, White

Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Prettys kit, Cutter tool kit,
Circle punches 1 , 1 1/8, 1 1/4, Sponge dauber.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Here Kitty Kitty... Plus Blog Candy

I said I would make another card for this Challenge, I just really love this layout. I was inspired by Leena that is a Guest Designer over at A La Card Monkey this week. This little cat stamp is in the new Mini Catalog, is she cute or what! I put a rhinestone on her collar. I really used a lot of punches and the big shot on this one.

 The Sketch with the cute Kitten and Puppy!

 I just had to give the kitten some rosie cheeks!! I think they look Great!

This is a picture of the blog candy that we are giving away for the winner of this challenge.
So go make a card and enter to win this Great Stuff!
just click here
A La Card Monkey