Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hectic 24 Hours

Just a quick update to let you know I may not be posting to my blog for a few days. Yesterday I received a call telling me an elderly cousin passed away, then received another call with news that another cousin my age passed away. Then this afternoon I rushed my hubby to the hospital with a possible TIA or stroke. They are keeping him for further testing and evlauation. I didn't get home until 11 PM and I'm beat! When you have time please think some good thoughts for my hubby. He is not only my soul mate, but also my best friend in the world.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

On A Roll

As you can see, I was on a roll yesterday. After I cleaned my craft room (it was even getting on my nerves) I rewarded myself with an evening of crafting. Also thought if I was going to get any crafting done this week, I needed to get busy, because I have my Miss V everyday. We have to play rather than craft!

The sketch for this layout came from http://www.raspberry-ribbons.blogspot.com . As always their sketch is delightful to work with and helps me to use my ribbons. Since I used a Penny Black stamp I thought I would add it to their challenge this week of "anything but cards"
Penny Black Saturday Challenge I made this cover for my craft checkbook. I hate the covers that come from the bank, so always try to make one that suits me. This fits the bill!

Clear Check Book Cover?
BG Paper - Manhatten Collection by Autum Leaves
Copic At you Spica Markers
Penny Black stamp
Ribbons from my stash

Happy Birthday

This great sketch comes from http://iheart2stamp.com . Terriffic layout! Also thought this fit the challenge for http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com "Something Birthday'

BG Paper - American Traditions
Prism Flowers
Hero Arts Stamp
Prisma Color Pencils
Backing Paper - Cardstock Warehouse
Pearl Centers - Mark Richardsusa
Brad - We R Memory Keepers - Endless Summer glitter

Magnolia Challenge Hands

This challenge from http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com
was a real stumper for me. I had never thought about using hands in a card.

All paper came from my scrap box, ribbon and embellishments came from stash box. Colored image with Prisma Color pencils, wings glittered with stickles. Little One Stamp - Archivers - Snag 'em Stamp Duos.

Sarah kay

This has to be one of my favorite Sarah Kay stamps. I love the papers so I just had to use them. The sketch and challenge is from;
Sarah Kay Weekly Challenges

BG Paper - DCWV All dressed up - glittered
Sarah Kay Stamp
Embellishment from my button box
Prisma color pencils

Boating

This was a great image to work with. The sketch is from http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com A really fun sketch.
Also have added this to Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog for her Transportation challenge.

BG Paper - Old World DCWV
Penny Black Stamp
Sea Gull Stamp - Stacy Stamps
Cloud Stamp - Art Impressions
Stripe Paper - DCWV Autumn
Colored Image with prisma color pencils
Brads and embellisments from stash

Friday, August 22, 2008

My Last one for Today - I Think?

I really was on a roll last night, but too tired to do all the uploading, so it was on my agenda to do it first thing this morning.
I found this at http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com I love the sketch. Also used this for http://suinkandmore.typepad.com/suink_blog. There challenge was sparkles. The scan doesn't show the glitter, but the flower is done with glitter markers and the swirls are done with Stickles Star Dust Glitter.

BG Paper - DCWV- Old World
Punch - Fiskers
Ribbon - My Stash
Embellishment - My Stash
Zennia Stamp - Stacy's Stamps
Swirl Stamp - Scrappy Cat
Glitter Markers - Copic
Stickles - Stardust
Ink - Hampton Art - Vibrance

Another 2 for 1

These BG papers are out of my comfort zone, but I thought what the hey, I can use them, I know I can. I was pretty pleased with the outcome. What do you think? Found this lovely sketch #2 from http://www.raspberry-ribbons.blogspot.com and was also able to use it for http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com using one ribbon, one flower and 2 buttons and glitter which you cannot see in the scan. The tail really does have glitter. LOL

BG paper - DCWV
Flower - prism
Buttons - My Stash
Ribbon - My stash
Glitter - Stickles Stardust
Pearl Center - Mark Richardsusa
Stamp - Happy Birthday Rubber Stampede
Image colored with Prisma color pencils

Two Challenges With One Card - Tilda Joy

I got a lot done last night so I had a little time to play before bed. This is what I came up with using the sketch #26 from http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com and I used a Magnolia stamp and thought it fit the challenge for http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com , challenge #32.
Loved coloring this image and all the shades of blue.

BG paper is from Dovecraft. (Gorgeous Paper).
Snowflakes - Sizzix
Joy Stamp - Sugar Loaf Products
Embossing on card stock - Cuttlebug Snowflakes
Tilda was colored using Prisma Color Pencils.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Back Yard Fun

As I was sitting on the Patio watching Miss V throw water on her Poppy, I thought what a wonderful memory that would make, so I drug out my trusty camera and......now we have another memory. It was such a fun day for her and for us. She would throw water from a little pail on Poppy and then scream at the top of her lungs in sheer delight as he turned the garden hose on her. This is actually a 2-page layout with my journaling on the other page. I am entering this in a challege at: http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com

BG paper is from Archiever's exclusive summer paper
Prism flowers
Brads: Archiever's exclusive summer embellishments
summer fun font: Cuttle Bug Red Tag Sale
Garden hose: White cardstock sprayed with Memory Mists, then inked edges.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

No Time For Crafting Today

There has been no time for crafting today. It was my morning to spend with Miss V. Her Poppy came home at noon so we surprised her by taking her to the local county fair. When we finally told her where we were going, her little eyes just sparkled and she said, "Oh Non I am so cited"! Of course I was excited too, because she always has so much fun. Before we could leave she had to take time to put on her make up, comb her hair and brush her teeth. LOL Once she was sure she was gorgeous, we were on our way, with every other mile a little voice from the back seat saying, "how much longer before we are there?" After 30 minutes we finally arrived. First off we had to go through all the advert barns and stalls to get all the freebies they were handing out. Then it was off to the rides. We told Miss V she could ride 3 rides so she chose to ride the dragon roller coaster (for little kids). I was very proud of her. She bravely stood in line, walked in all by herself, climbed up into the car and gave a half smile/half scared look. She had never ridden this type of ride before. She was not too fond of it, but didn't cry. What a brave little one. She looked so alone in that car all by herself. Next she rode the bumper cars again for little kids and this time she was paired with another little girl. They became instant friends, just chatting away. To my dismay the final ride was the merry-go-round. Because of the height regulations an adult would have to ride with her and that would be me. I get very sick riding anything that goes round and round. Not to disappoint my little one, this time I bravely climbed upon the ride with a half smile and we were off, with Miss V shreeking in delight and me wishing I could get off. LOL It was over! Whew! We walked some more to take in the rest of the sights, such as the pig, cow, goat, sheep, draft horse, race horse, show horse and all the little animal barns. Was so glad when we were out of that smelly part! Miss V loved all of them and wanted to bring at least one of each home with her. We ran into acquaintences we had not seen in a long time, so caught up on years of news. Then it was time to eat all the greasy fair food. (to be honest that is the only reason I go. Once a year I indulge without guilt). After eating we walked more. Finally it was time to leave. On the way back home we decided to surprise Great Grandpa and Grandma, so we took them and elephant ear and a funnel cake. By the time we finally made it home Miss V's mom was here waiting for us and we had one very tired but extremely happy little girl and I have more pictures to scrap and journal about. Life can't get any better than that!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Home Is Where....

Yesterday, while blog hopping, I came across this scrapbook challenge about home at: http://thestorymatters.blogspot.com and I thought what a wonderful way to scrapbook Miss V as she was playing house in her pop up castle tent in our front yard. In this particular picture she was pretending she had just moved into the neighborhood and I was her neighbor. She came over to meet me and we became best friends. She said she could not call me Nonnie so I had to be her bestest friend and my name would be Sarah. She really has a vivid imagination. I couldn't journal all I wanted to say on the front so I continued it on the back of the page. LOL I'm afraid when it comes to Miss V I always have a lot to say. My emotions run deep with so much love for this little girl.

Sorry for the horrible picture of my page. I can never seem to get them straight, however they really are straight. LOL

The BG paper is from Fancy Pants Designs - Mulberry Road & Autum Leaves from Creativity, Inc. Journaling box is from Imaginations. Ink used to ink edges is color box - warm red. Flower centers and dots on title are from mark richardsusa - clear hot pink dots. Flowers are Michaels Bridal Table Confetti. I am not sure who the stamp home is by. I made the mistake of taking all my stamps out of their package to store them in a storage binder, minus that information..

Unconditional Love - Method Playground Challenge -Bows

As I was sitting working on this page, I thought how fortunate my sweet Miss V is to have her great-grandparents. My father, who is her great grandpa, is 83 and he dotes on her. No matter what he is doing, he ALWAYS has time for her. She asked me the other day if we could go to grandpa and grandma's house (I'm Nonnie) because it was "funner" there. LOL! My father was just recovering from a 2 month long illness so this picture is really special to me. I have added this page in my first ever dedicated scrapbook blog challenge at http://methodplayground.blogspot.com

BG paper is from 3 bugs n in a rug. Flowers have been cut from another sheet of same paper and a swarovski crystal added in the center. Some of them are topez and some are olivine. Journaling tag is tucked partially under the photo and the ribbons are from my stash. The "love" stamp is from Heidi Swapp, ink is colorbox, chestnut roan. Corner beige cardstock is from cardstock ware house and has been inked with the same ink, using the direct to paper method

Sunday, August 17, 2008

4 Challenges With 2 Cards

I have been busy this afternoon just crafting away. Not really! It has taken me all afternoon just to do 2 cards. LOL! The challenge has been to keep at it until it is finished.

However this great sketch is from Cutie Sunday Challenge. I really love the sketch and I was also able to use it with the challenge from the
Sarah Kay Weekly Challenges , using a Sarah Kay image and a charm. The charm is hard to read but it says "best friends"

Sarah Kay image is colored with prisma color pencils, ribbon from my stash, You and me stamp? , prism flowers, pearl center, mark richards usa, BG paper Debbie Mumm Harvent & Holiday collection and DCWV Fall.

This week's Challenge from
Arty Girlz Challenge Blog was no purchased designer paper. Oh no! What to do? There are such lovely papers out there right now and I can't use them? So, I drug out my Memory Mists and Alcohol Inks and got busy. This is what I came up with. No sure that I like the outcome, but....it has been a long time since I did my own backgrounds. Thanks for the challenge.
Also the challenge for Penny Black Saturday Challenge was to use a Penny Black image and ribbon. I think this fits the bill so I have added.
Not much to tell about how I did this. Alcohol Inks, Memory Mists, Prism flower. Center is a "CD" stamp, Penny Black image done with prisma color pencils, ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Couple Simple Cards

Enough of feeling sorry for myself. LOL. I really don't do that I don't have time. Thought I would enter 2 more challenges and then that will be it till next week.


I have entered the first one in a challenge "Cats" at http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
It is Penny Black stamp colored with prisma and inktense color pencils. BG paper is DCWV. Miscellaneous mouting cardstock paper. Birthday Stamp - My Sentiments Exactly.










The second one I have entered in a challenge "Music"
at http://rainbowladyschallengeblog.blogspot.com/.

The musical background stamp is from Stampabilities
"Composers Dream" and the rose stamp is an oldie from
Anitas Sugarloaf, colored with inktense and prisma color
pencils. Birthday stamp is My Sentiments exactly.

Cardstock miscellaneous and ribbon is from my stash box.



Friday, August 15, 2008

Hectic Couple Days

It has been a hectic couple days and I hope to get back to crafting soonest. Miss V and I had a wonderful day and plan to have another half day together today. We are learning how to print her name. Hubby will be home from work at noon so he will take over from there. I went to the Dr on Wednesday and the skin cancer on my scalp has returned so I had to have it removed again, then my Fibro decided to come out of remission and am dealing with much pain, however such is life and all is not doom and gloom though it may have sounded that way. LOL I am truly thankful for everyday. I have managed to get a card made for Miss V's upcoming birthday and am working on her scrapbook. I always make a special 8 x 8 scrapbook for her birthdays. (I don't even have last Christmas scrapped. I am so far behind LOL). She loves to get them down and "read" about her birthdays. I promise as soon as I get a little more energy I will start doing challenges again. Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Not Your Normal Christmas Card




Tomorrow I have Miss V and when she is here I get very little done. We spend most of the day playing. I can tell you there is nothing better than being a grandmother. LOL. She is the light of my life.

Every year for Christmas I seem to make at least one Christams card that is .... well....different. I suppose this one could definitely classify as different. I have used a sketch similar to http://iheart2stamp.com so I am hoping this classifies for their challenge. I have certainly been in a different mode today. Maybe tomorrow I will return to normal whatever that might be.

I used this stamp a couple years ago and smeared the name on the end of the stamp, so I don't have a clue who made it. It is stamped with black india ink, paper is from my scrapbox. Ribbon from my stash box. Flowers are Michaels Bridal Table Confetti, white. Centers are red pearls from Mark Roberts. Circle is cut from cuttlebug.

Cutie Sunday - A Real Challenge For Me

Talk about a challenge....This puzzle piece was truly one for me. I have cut enough puzzle pieces to actually build a full size puzzle. LOL. I am not sure what I wanted to accomplish other than I wanted it to look like a real puzzle piece. Think I have failed miserably. Oh well, maybe next time my mind and my hands will work together. LOL (That would be a first). Since I used the layout from Cutie Sunday I thought I would enter it in their challenge this week. If nothing else everyone can have a good chuckle.

The Tilda stamp is colored with Derwent inktense color pencils and the trim is Stickles - stardust.
Fence is also a Magnolia stamp, colored with prisma color pencils. Tree Stamp is Hero Arts. (ink used for trees Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy). Miscellaneous paper and snow flake embellishments


Monday, August 11, 2008

Christmas Tilda

I fell in love with this image and had to color it today. I also received my new punch from Stampin up so what better time to try it out than while I was coloring in this stamp.

The layout is from http://everythingpapercrafts.blogspot.com. I have entered this in their challenge.

BG papers are Deja Views, silver Merry Christmas Peel Offs, Stamp colored with Prisma Color pencisl and Derwent Inktense Color pencils. Ribbon from stash. inked edges Black Soot - Ranger Distress Inks.

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Another Sarah Kay


I am on a roll. Another Sarah Kay creation. Just love this image. The layout out is from Sarah Kay Weekly Challenges . Week 6 Sketch Challenge.
BG papers are from K&co and Karen Foster. Mesh ribbon from my stash. Cutout embellishments and tag saying from cuttlebug, flowers - prism, center pearls - mark richardsusa, Sarah Kay image colored with prismacolor pencils.

Orange Again


I don't know what has happened to me. Two cards with orange in them in less than a week. I wonder if my tastes in color is changing? I love this image and needed a thank you card. Thought I would enter this into the Penny Black Challeng 9 - Sketch 2
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Hopefully it will fit right in with their challenge.
BG paper is by Reminisce. Colored with prismacolor pencils. Floral embellishments are from Michaels Bridal Table Confetti series, center dots are from my stash box. Thank you stamp ?? Ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I've Won An Award from Marcea

I am so honored to receive this "I Love You Blog" Award from Marcea's crafting corner .
I just can't believe it. I am overwhelmed as I have only been blogging a little over a week now. Thank you so much Marcea. You will never know what this has meant to me!

The rules of the award are:
1.The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4.Put links of those blogs on yours.
5.Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated

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Friday, August 8, 2008

You Make Me Smile

Whoo Hoo my circle and oval nesties came yesterday along with my order of Swarovski Crystals. I have been having a ball playing with them. Came up with this layout using small circle nestie and fire opal crystals for the center of the flowers. I have to quit ordering new supplies. I never get any housework done because I am like a child with a gift when they arrive. I just have to try them out! LOL Thought this layout fit the challenge spots and stripes from
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog so I have added it for this week challenge.


BG paper from Bisous Biz pdq Sweet. Flowers Prism paper. Crystal centers - Swarovski- fire opal. Journaling box - creative imaginations

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Sarah Kay has gone Pink & Orange

Had a play today with this Sarah Kay stamp. I have so much to get done, but this stamp just kept calling my name... LOL. Thought I would do something out of the norm for me and add a bit of orange to my image. I am not an orange person. Not sure how I feel about the outcome and the photo really doesn't do it justice, but is is what it is. While serfing I found a blog called http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com and thought with a little tweeking my card could fit right into there # 13 sketch, so will probably add it to their challenge, if I can get it in on time. Just be my luck to be too late.

BG paper is American Traditions, orange card stock Bazill Bling. Prism paper flowers, centers Swarovski Crystals, rose. Image colored with prisma color pencils. Stick pen I found in my stashbox is from K&co. Really old. thought it would go well with a basket full of gardening tools. Should go through my stash box more often. LOL



Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Singing Sensation - Swirls & Flourishes

Today I decided it was time to scrapbook. I am so far behind. LOL Oh well for me scrapbooking will always be "a work in progress"! I really can scrap other things, but my granddaughter is such a willing participant. I am accused of sleeping with my camera... NOT SO, well not all the time. LOL. Thought I might add this to the Swirls and Flourish Challenge at:
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog although I might be too late...



BG paper is Basic Grey - Sugared Collection. Jewels from my stash and flourishes rubber stamp. Please don't ask me which one. I made the mistake of taking all my clear stamps out of their packages to put them in a binder. Thought I would remember what was what....but....Need I say more? LOL

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Scrapbooking Pages





















Scrapbooking about my granddaughter, Miss V, is one of the major highlights of my life. I know you can't tell by all the photos of her. LOL She goes from beautiful, to silly, to imaginative to all girl. She 3 1/2 yrs old and is truly a gift to me from God. She asked me why I took so many pictures of her and I told her because "Everything you do is worth remembering. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I do scrapping them. I just noticed that I left the title off the bottom pages which should read "All Girl" Ahhhhh... another senior moment! LOL

I Am Blessed

I got up this morning feeling truly Blessed. Not that I am not Blessed all the time, but for some reason today just felt special. Maybe it is because I have a wonderful husband, son, DIL and granddaughter (Miss V). Or maybe it is because I still have my parents with me and they are in relatively good health, or it might be the closeness of my sibblings. Who knows, but whatever it is that made me feel this way this morning, I am greatful.

Later today I plan to add a few of my scrapbooking pages. Since I have named this Blog "Sallys Creative Corner, I thought I should add a few of the things I love doing and scrapbooking is definitely one of them. I was scrapbooking before it became popular. I started many years ago while researching my family history. I loved taking pictures, listening to stories from our family members, jotting them down and later journaling them. Sometimes after after seeing their stories in print my family wasn't real happy because of "family skeletons". I have always thought it was hilarious. It takes all those things to make us the family we are! Enough ramblings

Cutie Sunday Sketch 4

This morning I thought I would try my hand at a challenge from Cutie Sunday using their sketch #4. With it being mid summer it looks a little Fallish to me, but as my son would say "it is what it is!" I had a lot of fun using this sketch. I think I am getting addicted to this challenge business. LOL Humm wonder why I never get any house work done?
As usual colored my stamp with Prismacolors and blended with gamsol. Cut image out by using my nesties (love those dies). Added clear jewels to shoe straps from stash. (My granddaughter, Miss V wanted purple flowers on her shoes. Since she ususally gets what she wants we have purple flowers). Flowers are Michaels Bridal table series, white. Centers: Mark Richards pearls that I colored to match my paper. Background paper: Paper Loft-well worn-field of daisies and rust color paper is: MME-signature series-picture perfect. Ribbon from stash.

Monday, August 4, 2008

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Penny Black Challenge 8 NO PINK

I am going to enter my 2nd challenge. I hope this is what they are looking for. This one will be posted on http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com. Be sure to stop by and look at all the lovely cards..

It is truly difficult for me to make a card or scrapbook without some type of pink. LOL Maybe it is because I scrapbook so much for my granddaughter and she is a girly girl who lovvvvveeeeesss Pink, thus leaving tons of pink scraps for me to use on my cards. Can you believe at the moment this is the only PB stamp that I own, that is soon to change. I have been on the internet searching out the ones that I want to buy. Whoa, what a wish list! This stamp is one of her brush stroke stamps Winter Scroll.
I stamped the image using top boss clear ink, detail gold embossing powder, red jewels from my stash, dark green cardstock for backing paper, printed backing paper is Daisy Bucket Designs - Astor Park Collection - Quincy Street, cut to match the corners and the center strip is cut at angles with tapering it in the middle and gold metallic ribbon from my stash. Sentiment stamp is embossed with detail gold. and is from A Stamp In The Hand Holiday Pack #1.

Friday, August 1, 2008

First Challenge - Blue



Today I decided to try my hand at my first ever challenge using a template on Cutie Sunday and the challenge for http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com
I love this Sarah Kay image.
All papers used are from the Manhatten Collection by Creativity Inc. Image colored using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Embellishments are from All That Glitters Heirloom Hearts by Jesse James.