Sunday, June 27, 2010

ICSketch #71

I made this card the middle of the week but just haven't had a chance to take a picture and post it. As always, Dawn at Inspirational Card Sketches had another great sketch posted on Tuesday and I used it for this card.

I haven't made any cards this weekend. My Hubby has decided that we need to get back into selling on eBay which we haven't done in quite some time. He went to an estate auction on Thursday and came home with some very nice things including several lovely Fenton pieces. We have spent the entire weekend working up listings. He has turned my craft room into a photography studio to take the pictures and I have been writing listings and scheduling them. We listed 4 items this weekend and have another 12 listings scheduled to upload to eBay throughout the week. And he is not finished yet!!!! We are listing almost everything as Buy It Now rather than an auction due to the lower listing fees for 30 day Buy It Now listings. I was shocked that a Fenton vase we listed Saturday sold within 2 hours of listing it. We should be so lucky with all our listings.

I am going to head off to bed....I am rather brain dead after so much eBaying. I hope everyone has a great week.

Luck, love and laughter,


Monday, June 21, 2010

ICSketches #70

Here is a card that I made using another of Dawn's great sketches at Inspirational Card Sketches. In honor of the first day of summer, I decided to try my luck at making a very summery looking card.

Happy Monday everyone and have a great week.

Luck, love and laughter,


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday Night Crop

I joined my daughter Robin and several of her friends Saturday evening for a scrapbook crop. I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting with these ladies. While there, I made three cards using sketch challenges.

This first card used Laura's sketch 54 at 2 Sketches 4 You. I used paper from a My Mind's Eye paper pad and cardstock. Also used some cuts from the Cricut Accent Essential cartridge. I always love a red and black color combo.

The second card was done using Card Patterns sketch 69. I used paper from a K & Company designer pad and also a K & Company butterfly sticker. The ladies last night said this was a very elegant card.

I used Unscripted Sketches sketch # 60 for the last card that I made. Paper is from My Mind's Eye paper pad.

Luck, love and laughter,

Friday, June 18, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #59

While surfing for new (to me) blogs the other day, I found Unscripted Sketch It Saturday. The sketch posted last Saturday is really neat and I used it to make this card.

For some reason (probably due to my camera skills or lack thereof), the paper does not show up nearly as pretty as it actually is. But I am pleased with the way the card turned out.

I'll be visiting this blog again tomorrow for a new sketch.

Luck, love and laughter,


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch 68

While surfing blogs the other day, I came across a new, to me, weekly sketch blog called Card Patterns. I really liked the simplicity of this week's sketch and decided to use it to make a card. Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

Sketches are posted on Saturday and I will definitely be back to see the new sketch.

Luck, love and laughter,

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge #106

Here is a card I made tonight using sketch challenge #106 from Friday Sketchers.

I used several coordinating papers from My Minds Eye Complete Boy paper pad that I got over the weekend at Michaels. The sentiment was done on the computer and printed on vellum. I added a K & Company dragonfly, paper flowers, and brads.
Luck, love and laughter,

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Our Baby Robins

Mama robin decided to build her nest on the top of a grapevine wreath hanging on our front door. We now have baby robins................................

Luck, love, and laughter,

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Card Challenges

No my friends, I did not drop off the face of the earth. I've just had a break from paper crafting, sewing, machine embroidery, and blogging. But the craft mojo is returning. I got a new Paper Craft magazine in the mail this past week and it worked wonders. This morning I got up, blogged for card challenges, and started making cards! Made two this morning then decided I really needed to make a run to Michaels. Came home and made two more cards. Here's the fruits of my labor today so it will be a long post.

Sketch Girl #19

The inspiration and sentiment for this card came from a card by Connie Vogt in the May 2010 CardMaker magazine. I incorporated her concept with the Sketch Girl sketch and I just love the way it turned out.

IC Sketches #69

I've always loved to use Dawn's sketches at Inspirational Card Sketches. I used her sketch this week to make this card.

Kazan's Sketch 54

I really like Kazan's sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You and I used it to make this Fathers Day Card which I will give to my hubby.

Bitten by the Bug 2

The challenge this week at Bitten by the Bug is to use the Sun cut from the Doodlecharms cartridge. Since I have the cartridge, I was able to take part. Here is what I came up with.

My next project will be to do a machine embroidery design on a shirt. I have lost weight and am having to build a new wardrobe.

Have a great rest of the weekend.

Luck, love, and laughter,