Monday, June 29, 2009

Week 11 - Just Magnolia

I thought I would see if I could forget about this excruciating pain if I made a card. Well I didn't forget about the pain, but I did manage to make a card. It fits the challenge at Just Magnolia using Bev's fabulous sketch.


Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey - Lime Rickey
Image - Magnolia
Copic Markers
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Pearls - Mark Richardsusa

Friday, June 26, 2009

Blog Candy Alert

Rather than post this in my side bar because I am soooooooo late in posting I thought if I posted it here more people would see it. You won't want to miss stopping by http://heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com/ and checking out Cindy's blog candy, plus looking over her blog. She has tons of inspiration on there. You have only until Sunday, June 28 at 9PM Pacific time. HURRY, HURRY, HURRY.... ..... TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rubbernecker Stamps Meets Charisma Cardz

Happy Thursday!
Hard to believe that another week has flown by. Now that the weather is warmer it can slow down!
Thank you all who took part in last week's Challenge. Your creations were fabulous. There is so much talent out there in blogland and I truly enjoyed seeing your creations and visiting your blogs.
This week's Challenge is using Rubbernecker Stamps. I had never used their stamps before, but now that I have, I will be a regular customer. You can be sure of that.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As of today, June, 25, 2009, Rubbernecker Stamps will be shipping WORLDWIDE! We here at Charisma are also thrilled to be helping them to launch their new stamp sets. You won't want to miss these, they are fabulous.
Also this week, there will be 4 winners instead of the usual one and each person can enter up to 3 creations (all new work). So come on get your stamps out and show us your Rubbernecker creations.





Thursday, June 18, 2009

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend - Charisma Cardz Challenge 24

Good Happy Thursday Morning!
Sorry about the late post but Mr. Blogger didn't do his job. I had this set to publish at 4:30 this morning, but for some reason it didn't auto post.
It's another fine day to start another challenge with us at Charisma Cardz. Our own Claire has chosen the theme of "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend".

Before we get to that though I want to thank all of you who took part in our challenge this past week! Your Sweet Creations were truly yummy and inspirational. So much talent out there in blogland.

Ok now onto the challenge, be sure to stop by our blog and get all the particulars of this week's challenge.

I took a slightly different spin on this week's challenge making a card with diamonds embossed in the background and sentiment, then sanded and added a few diamonds to make to intertwined hearts.



Recipe:
Plain cardstock
Cuttlebug Diamond embossing folder
Sentiment - Embossing frolder - Sizzix wedding series
Flowers - Stash

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Act Quickly - Blog Candy

Ah, I was serfing this morning and found some great blog candy but you need to hurry as it ends this evening. http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com. Hurry as it is great candy up for grabs. Good Luck.

Something Yummy - Charisma Cardz Challenge

Will someone please tell me where the time goes? I can't believe it is Thursday already. I am already worrying that the summer is going too fast. Hubby laughs and tells me that it isn't summer yet. LOL.

Anyway I want to thank all you who took part in last week's challenge. I visited your blogs and saw so many great cards and projects out there. Your creativity never fails to amaze me.

This week our own DT member Roxy has set the challenge, which is something sweet. Challenge 23. The DT has some wonderful creations so be sure to visit their blogs. The list is in my sidebar. Be sure to visit Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog
for all the detail. It is going to be a fun challenge.

Our GD this week is Caryn be sure to check out her blog.

Our sponser this week is Cutting Cafe. I seem to have misplaced the link. I will try to add it when I locate it again. Must be a "senior moment"

I have used a digi image from the Cutting Cafe

Recipe:
Cardstock - Misc.
Sweet 16 Computer generated
Glimmermist - Tattered Angels Pink
Ribbon - my stash
Copic markers.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Knee Deep In Dirt

Long post so grab a cup of coffee or tea. LOL
We are still knee-deep in dirt from our yard and by the days end I am covered in dirt. I am finding that I am not a neat outdoor worker. I thought this project would be finished by now, but I am finding that I don't work as fast as I once did. I told hubby yesterday that if we ever do something like this again we are hiring it done. I guess you know we won't be doing this again. LOL I am hoping one more month and we will have all the stone set and the leveling done with grass planted. Here are some of the latest pictures of our mess.



Our Chimnea is cracked and we no longer use it so I put it in my flower garden with a Nome on a swing inside. LOL





We have both ends and the back side of this garden to lay retaining stones yet. I will be so happy when it is done. Each of these stones weighs over 20 lbs.



My Rhubarb garden. We set the retaining wall week before last.

Also yesterday was the day we had to turn in our lease vehicle. I hated to see it go, but was in hopes that we would not lease another one. I thought maybe we could try living with one vehicle and see how it went, but my husband had other ideas. All I can say is that is was nice not having a car payment even if it was only for 1 month. LOL We came home with this behemoth. It looks white, but is a color called suade white. We have yet to have the step bars put on it. They had to order them. It will help our parents to be able to get up into the thing. Plus my hubby told my sister when she comes home she can have it to drive while she is here. Since she is only 4ft 10 inches she will need something to help her get into it. I absolutely refuse to say that it will help me LOL.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday - Charisma Card Challenge Day

Wow! Where did this week go? It seems like yesterday I was posting for the last challenge. Does everyone feel like the weeks are just flying by or is it me? We had a fabulous challenge this past week and the entries were superb. Thank you for taking part in that challenge... NOW onto this week's challenge.

This week has been set by our own DT member Heike, who has chosen one of my favorite color combos. Pink & Brown. Love, love, love it. Be sure to stop by Charisma Cards to get all the details. Can't wait to see what you have created for us to enjoy this week.
Our sponser this week is Simon Says Stamps .


Recipe:
Paper - From Cupcake CD
Sentiment - studio G
copic markers
Martha Stewart punch
cuttlebug embossing folder
prima flowers