Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fringed Ribbon Flower...

I interpreted this to mean Frayed Ribbon.
I like frayed ribbon.
So I made this card yesterday. 
It's not the same, my daughter told me so.
I even looked up the definition - to prove I'm right
And not ruin my record of being right all the time!!!
She's right
So - I made a new card today and made Fringed Ribbon.
That I turned into a flower.
Then I got carried away and put it on the tag.
Oh yeah, The white center of the flower is Fringed too!
~Here it is~

I like this card. Even if I'm wrong   ;(

On to my inspiration challenges -
365 Cards, Day #79 - Fabulous Fringe
Let's Ink It Up - Focal Sentiment and a 3D flower
Paper Play Challenge - Sparkle Galore
The Shabby Tearoom - Monochromatic color scheme
I Did It Creations - Anything goes
That's it for this week-end.
3.5 Days of school left.
But who's counting?   :)


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just For You!

Made a totally all SU! card this week with the Sew Suite and Just Believe sets. The Sew Suite set has a measuring tape (ruler) stamp which I stamped on discontinued twill ribbon and fringed it at the end.

I was inspired by the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - use brads
CES Challenge - Use at least 3 different embellishments
(pearls, buttons and brads)
I Did It Creations - embellish with lace and ribbon
Paper Pretties - Flowers
Stamp Something - beachy color scheme
Papertake Weekly - bloom and grow
Simon Says Stamp - sparkle and shine (hard to see, but I
vanilla smooched sprayed it)
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything goes
One Stitch At a Time - Anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon -  Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - BINGO! My row is: Lace/Ribbon, Embossing, Pearls/Gems
Crafty Creations - Pattern paper, ribbon and flower
Kaboodle Doodles - TIC, TAC, TOE! - Embossing, die-cut/punch, flowers
Pixie Dust Studio - Vintage
Let's Ink It Up - Focal sentiment and a 3-D flower
Stampin' for the Weekend - Blue, Buttons and Bling
Corrosive Challenge - Birthday theme
Craft Challenge - Birthday theme
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly
Stamping 411 - sketch

Stampin' Up Only - May Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Handmade flowers
Off the Wall Craftiness - color scheme

Thanks for stopping by on this Thank-fully Sunny Day!  

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Another Birthday stash card.
Stash cards are good.
Stash cards get stashed in a box.
Someone always forgets to send stashed Birthday cards...

Oh well, if it's your Birthday this week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

Now for the Inspirational Challenges I am entering this in...
365 Cards, Day 72 - a sketch challenge, see my DD DT card for this day

4 Crafty Chicks - Spring has Sprung
By the Cute and Girly - anything goes
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - May flowers
Cute Card Thursday - distressing, may be hard to see but I distressed the embossing
Everybodys Art Challenge - flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Mother's Day or Girlie Challenge
Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of layers (several layers on the flower!)
Lexi's Creations - Friendship
Oldies but Goodies Challenge - say it with flowers and stamp image is at least 6 mo. old
Paper Take Weekly - Punch or diecut
Penny's Challenge - open
Top Tip Tuesday - Flower Frenzy
Craft Us Crazy - Favorite Embellishment:  FLOWER!
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday - old supplies (the gold tissue and the flower punch)
I Did It Creations - a monochromatic color scheme
Creatalicious Challenge - Embellish with a flourish

Thanks for stopping by and again - HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYBODY!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Two-fer Day!

On this bright and sunny Mother's Day (Happy Mom's Day all!)
I have completed 2 cards.
Shown here with the challenges I am entering them in.
Birthday Sundaes - recipe: 3 different embellishments (flowers, beads/brads, and lace/ribbon),2 DP, and a birthday sentiment
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or flowers
Crafty Ann's Challenge - Birthday theme
Craft Your Passion Challenge - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - lots of flowers
Designed 2 Delight - sketch challenge by Carly

Designed 2 Delight - free stamp of the month (hurry, if you play this week, you get a freebie next week!)
Digital Tuesday - ribbon and lace
Frosted Designs - frames
Kaboodle Doodles - embellishments that begin with "B" like brads
One Stop Craft Challenge - birthday theme
Paper Play Challenges - use your distinctive style, mine is vintage
PaperTake Weekly - anything goes
Polly Craft Challenge - anything goes
Raise the Bar - Flower Power
Scrappy Frog Challenge - anything goes
Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
Stamp Something Challenge - Digi week
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes

And the next card...

And the challenges:
365 Cards, Day 65 - Mythical Creature
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Colors: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue
Inkspirations Challenge - Colors: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue
Mojo Monday - beginning of the month sketch contest.

Well, that's all for this Mother's Day - ENJOY!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

sending you a subliminal message...

The challenge at 365 Cards this past Wednesday is to make a card with a subliminal message. I thought of the subliminal messages where you don't even know it's there. For instance, you could be watching your favorite movie or TV show and all of a sudden you have a craving for a glass of wine (just an example!). What could have happened is that for a split second, right in the middle of your favorite scene, a picture of a glistening bottle of wine flashed. You didn't see it, but your mind did (Twilight Zone stuff, ya know!)

In designing my card I wanted that same effect. So I copied a McDonald's logo on a piece of acetate and placed it over a hamburger. Now don't you just want to jump in the car and go get that BIG MAC? My DH loved the idea and the card, until he saw the ants. He said he didn't want to go to McDonald's for awhile. That's OK, he'll get over it and have a craving for a:


By the way, after a little research, that advertising campaign took place in 1975, the year my daughter was born...(oooops) gave that away!

If you can't see the McDonald's arches, you can enlarge the pic and it'll show better.

On this again Rainy Sunday afternoon, I am entering this card in the following challenges.

365 Cards Day #58  - Subliminal Messages  (be sure to follow this link and see my DD's interpretation of this challenge)

Off the Wall Craftiness - Color challenge

Really Reasonable Ribbon - use 2 ribbons, laces, or trims
Tuesday Throwdown - add brads or eyelets
One Stop Craft Challenge - In stitches, I used faux stitching
Sugar Creek Hollow - embossing
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Paper Piercing (used for the stitching holes)
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Show Us Your Layers
Stamps R Us - bugs and embossing (by the WAY - my image ~Cheeseburger Ants~ is from Doddle Pantry, the sponser of the challenge this week!)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - springtime, OK, a stretch on this one, but think picnics and ants...
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything goes
By the Cute and Girly - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - the sketch I used
sketch #55One Stitch At A Time - Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - Square Challenge

Well, if I hadn't ran out to get pizza for lunch yesterday, I would be running out for twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun.

Oh, by the way, in case you didn't know my last name is McDonald, due to marriage of course. You wouldn't believe how much teasing I take with this surname...a lot. If I hear one more time, "Is your husband's name Ronald?"

Of course it's better than my maiden name...

and most nights I do eat at McDonald's  TEE-HEE!