Monday, March 28, 2011

Good Morning!

So again, I apologize for my lack of creativeness lately. I can tell you that my husband and I have been working on a couple of awesome projects that I am excited to share with you hopefully soon! I am hoping to find some craft time this afternoon as well. We will see how the little one cooperates.

Speaking of her, how about I share another fun video that I took a couple of weeks ago? This is what we wake up to every morning! It's the best alarm clock ever! :D

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I just had to share!

Here is a video of my little sweetie! She is so much more animated lately and I absolutely love capturing moments like these! I took this video a couple weeks ago and forgot to share it with all of you! I plan on sharing more fun videos in the future. Hopefully that is ok with all of you! :)

By LORi Designs Challenge #10!

I'm a bad card maker. I can't seem to find time to sit down and make them lately! It's super depressing because I really enjoy creating, however, my daughter does need to come first and she's been very demanding these past couple of weeks. On top of that, we also had some tragedies happen in our small town that required my husband's and my attention last week. 

 However, I didn't want to miss a By LORi designs challenge so I made sure to make a card for this week! Check out this week's color challenge!

It's a crazy color combination but I actually thought it was fun, yet challenging! :) For my card I used this adorable new image called "Easter Lyla"! I have an Easter project in mind that I want to create this year so when I saw her, I knew she would be perfect for it...stay tuned in the future for that. Alright, back to today's card! So confession time...if you hadn't already noticed (which I'm sure you did), I colored my image a little bit differently this week. I actually cheated for the first time and used the computer! WHAT??? Don't shun me! It's something that I have always been interested in trying so since I didn't have much time this week, I went for it! As for the rest of the card, the sketch I used is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch and the paper is a variety of old Stampin' Up! designer paper. I added some stickles to the image as well as a few fun little rhinestones to finish up the look!

Well I hope you all enjoy my card! Don't hate me for my lack of posts and cheater coloring! I appreciate all of you who have stuck with me so far. I'm not sure there are many of you left but I hope you know that those of you who are, mean SO much to me! Thank you! 

 Now before you take off, be sure to check out the rest of the design team's cards! They have completely rocked it this week! :D

Thursday, March 10, 2011

By LORi Designs Challenge #8!

Welcome to another fantastic challenge at By LORi Designs! :) This week's color challenge was actually a lot of fun for me! 

At first when I saw the colors I immediately thought boy but I wanted to use this adorable image called "Happy Birthday Annie"! I then decided to think outside the box and make it feminine. I LOVE the end results!
First I made my card. I decided to use Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try for the month of March. It was a really great sketch and I loved the layout of it so I decided to keep my card fairly simple (simple according to my terms at least)! I found some old Stampin' Up! paper as the big background panel and added a wide piece of ribbon as the middle stripe. I then colored my image with my Copics (LOVE THEM) and added some fun little rhinestones to the corner of the image panel. After popping it up on dimensionals I then decided to add a button to the ribbon and paper pierce the top and bottom strips. I wasn't exactly sure what to do for a sentiment so I pulled out this "happy birthday" phrase from my Stampin' Up! set called "All Holidays". I stamped it on the top and bottom of the card and at first, hated the look of it but decided it was too late to go back. However, after looking at the card a BUNCH of times, I have decided that I kind of like the double stamped sentiment!
When I use digital images I tend to print out a bunch of different sizes of the image so I can then decide how big I want the image to be. That being said, I usually end up with a ton of images that never get used which means a lot of wasted cardstock. So for this week's challenge I decided to go one step further and create a little gift as well!  My husband actually received this bucket a few years ago as an Easter basket from my mom (cute huh?) and it's been sitting in my stamp closet waiting to be altered ever since so I decided this was the perfect opportunity! :) After wrapping some ribbon and a piece of designer paper around the tin I colored (with my Copics) and cut out sweet little Annie again and then popped her up on the bucket using my glue dots! I wanted to make sure to include the balloon so I cut it out separately and strung a piece of floss from it to her hand.

So what do you think? Did it turn out alright? Make sure you stop by the By LORi Designs Challenge blog so that you too can participate in this fun challenge AND you won't want to miss what the rest of the team has created! I've already seen their creations so I know they are fabulous! :D

Take care and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2011

LoVE YoU Bunches!

Hey everyone! I'm finally back! :) We had a fantastic trip and I was honestly sad to have to go home. We miss our family so incredibly much and now that we have a baby, we have become even more homesick. Anyway, I apologize for not getting crafty while I was away. Between family visits and diaper changes, I just didn't have time! Haha! However, as soon as I got home I got crafty and am back to share my creations!

I absolutely love this image from By LORi Designs! Her name is Harper and she is one of the adorable Puddle Jumpers! I actually created this card for the current By LORi Designs color challenge that you can find here! The colors are great and I had a lot of fun playing with them! The sketch is from last week's Mojo Monday blog as well! 

Well that's it for today! Thanks so much for sticking with me! I'll have another card to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned for that! :)

Before I go, here are some pictures that we took while we were in Iowa!
My sweetie and me!
Uncle Matt approves!
Addison meeting her cousins and great grandma for the first time!
Our latest family picture. Look how much hair she has lost! :(