Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Images from Phoenix... well Mesa

Highlights (in no particular order) from my vacation to visit my lovely brother and his lovely family in Phoenix:
  • Venezuelan Food
  • In and Out Burger
  • Cherry Dip Cones
  • Post-It Notes
  • I-Pad (aka time sucker)
  • Swimming
  • Board Games
  • Slime
  • Mangled Nephew
  • Cutest Niece EVER!
  • Beautiful Family!
Is it wierd that the first 3 things on my list are food?

These are examples of my brother's miniatures (he painted these). If you are into that kind of thing you can see more at his blog HERE.

My lovely Sister-in-laws cute herb garden.

These bright orange flowers bloom there. I think they are beautiful!

I am posting more family pics on my facebook, so go there to see more!

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

card positioning system challenge! #172

I have always wanted to enter this challenge but I can't seem to get my timing right for some reason! If you haven't checked out the great challenges they have at the CPS Blog, click HERE.

This week's sketch is super cute:

This is my card:

Thanks for stopping by... be sure to check out my Etsy Shop too!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Treasury Tuesday - I say Whippet...

Okay I have fallen in love with my Whippet, Devo. Combine this love of Whippets with the incredible art you can find on Etsy and you have my Treasury:

"I say Whippet, Whippet Good" (Get it?)

These artists are amazing! Be sure to check out these shops, a lot of them have created beautiful art with other types of dogs and/or creatures.

I especially love the shop Toadbriar I used two of the prints from this shop in the treasury, but I honestly could have filled my treasury with prints from here.

I LOVE this from Toadbriar...

Shop List:
1. Orange Haze - Guinness The Greyt
2. Whippet Good - Toadbriar
3. Strider Print - Stray Dog Arts
4. Whippet Print - Ursula Dodge
5. Protect This Whippet Tag - Pet Fancy
6. Greyhound Star Print - Toadbriar
7. Hound statue - Dusty Rose Designs
8. Whippet at the Wine Bar - SchmetzPetz
9. Italian Greyhound Butterfly - Lachri
10. Greyhound Necklace - Kayann Works
11. Whippet in Wigs - Dianna Bonder Studios
12. Smoking Whippet - Susan Alison Art
13. Greyound with Remote - AHamilton Art
14. Whippet Cookie Jar - Happy Hound
15. Whippet with Lollipop - SchmetzPetz
16. Sweet Dreams Whippet - Art by Elle J. Wilson

This is my baby Whippet!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2010

10 Cards in 10 Weeks - Preppy Inspired Card #8

This is card #8 in my Preppy Inspired card (self imposed) challenge. That means only 2 more cards and Elle will be off to California starting her new life. I am super proud of her (don't tell her I said that!)

Check out her "What Preppy Wore" Challenge, she is wearing a different outfit to work for 50 work days.

Last week she gave me this fashion inspiration:

This one was challenging, I think she is picking harder inspiration pieces! But alas, here is my card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #93

Check out Etsy Inspired Challenge blog this week! The inspiration shop is called White Birch Designs with cute jewelry.

This great necklace inspired thoughts of fall and I love the greens and orange. Click HERE to check out the shop.

My card: (this probably confirms I am that crazy cat lady)

While you are checking out Etsy, stop by My Etsy Shop!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #17 - Love using sketches!

Nothing is better when your stuck for an idea then a sketch! Thank you to "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" challenge for this week's sketch:

So I got a custom order for a card this week and was totally stuck on what direction to go, so this card is based on the EBTKS sketch! Thanks again!

Thanks for stopping by! Visit my Etsy shop to see my new "Etsy Inspired" section!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Treasury Tuesday - It's your lucky day!

This week I was feeling like I could use a little luck so my treasury this week is called:

As Luck Would Have it...
Click HERE to see it on Etsy

What a talented bunch of artists, right?? Be sure to visit their shops, there is lots more good stuff where this came from.

1. Luck Heart - Rae Dunn
2. Lucky number 7 necklace - Labyrinth Vintage
3. Four leaf clover necklace - The Whipporwill
4. Horseshoe necklace - KDemARTe
5. Rabbit Foot Necklace - Talula
6. Indian Penny Ring - Startup Sterling
7. Clover Bracelet - Frith Seraph
8. Pot O Gold Necklace - Charms 4 You
9. Wishbone Necklace - Sparkle Peach
10. Dragon Steampunk Brooch - Tiny Minds
11. Stamp Token Necklace - Mixed Metals
12. Wish on a Star Necklace - Sorelle
13. Dream Catcher Necklace - Lichen Studio
14. Fortune Cookie Necklace - Lanyapi Designs
15. 7 Dice Ring - Jeweler Jim
16. Sixpence Bracelet - Mrs. Gibson's Atelier

So the morning after I made this treasury, as luck would have it, someone put my cupcake card in her treasury! This was done by Lori Nichols, check out this treasury HERE

This is the first time someone has included me in their treasury so I am really happy and grateful. Aren't these colors great together??Thanks for stopping by and sharing some of your time with me! To see the entire Cupcake card click HERE.

Etsy Inspired Challenge #92

Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog strikes again with a super talented artist and shop. This shop is called My Zoetrop.

So from this shop my inspiration is:

Doesn't that cupcake look happy? I would look happy eating a cupcake! So for my birthday I want loads of cupcakes...

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit the "Etsy Inspired" section on my Etsy shop.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

10 Cards in 10 Weeks - Week 6 and 7 - Preppy inspired cards

I fell behind with my preppy inspired challenge so this post include week 6 and week 7! To see how Elle is doing on her "What Preppy Wore" Challenge click HERE.

Elle is moving away very soon so each card signifies one week closer to her departure. We went shopping this weekend and she got some super cute outfits, but she can't wear them for her challenge because her rules say she can't wear anything new. (maybe I can talk her into breaking that rule, because she bought a maxi dress that is super cute!)

To Recap click these links to see Card 1, Card 2, Card 3, Card 4 and Card 5

Anyway... Here is inspiration for week #6 chosen by Elle:

Preppy Inspired Card #6:

Inpiration #7 chosen by Elle:

Preppy Inspired Card #7
Please visit my Etsy Shop MD Card and Gifts to see these and other cards.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Treasury Tuesday - of the month...

I Have this idea about doing a "Card of the Month" or "Creature of the Month" items on Etsy. I looked up "of the month" clubs and found that there are quite a few. Who knew? So check out these shops, the items are super super cute!

So my Treasury this week is called -- Colorful "of the month" Clubs

  1. Homespun Pear Kit Club - HandMeDownsYarns
  2. Tutu of the Month Club - Petite Peanut
  3. Handspun Yarn Club - Spin Span Spun
  4. Veruka Doll of the Month - Veruka Dolls Land
  5. Ring of the Month Club - cookoorikoo
  6. Eye Shadow of the Month - orglamix
  7. SSS Soap of the Month Club - Sweet Sally's Soaps
  8. Sport Weight Yarn of the Month Club - TJT Unraveled
  9. Soap of the Month Club - 8th Street Soap
  10. Vegan Sweets of the Month Club - bakesalery
  11. Cupcake Wrapper of the Month - Yummy Cuppy Crafts
  12. Earring of the Month Club - Amber Tortoise
  13. Bracelet of the Month Club - Amber Tortoise
  14. Handdyed MERINO Roving Fiber of the Month Club - Split Rock Ranch
  15. Zipper Pouch of the Month Club - Kaylah7
  16. Stitch Marker Club - Miss Purl
While you are visiting these cool shops, stop by my shop!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge #91

This week's Etsy shop for the Etsy Inspired Challenge is howbeadyful. Click HERE to see the cute shop.

Once again thank you to the Etsy Inspired Challenge blog. When inspiration is in short supply, I look forward to what the next challenge will bring.

Inspiration from howbeadyful:

I absolutely love the colors in this item. So below is my card:

Thank you for stopping by! Please see this card and my other "Etsy Inspired" cards at my Etsy Shop.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Treasury Tuesday on a Friday?? YEP!

I made a new treasury a couple of days ago and I think it is my favorite so far. I wanted to do a Treasury based on the TV show "The Big Bang Theory". But it deteriorated to "Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizards, Spock". (If you haven't seen this bit from the show, check it out HERE.)

Speaking of that... you can find great T-shirts at Cafe Press explaining Rock Paper Scissors Lizards Spock. I have to get one!

So this idea deteriorated further to turn into this treasury "Rock Paper Scissors":
Click HERE to see it in the Etsy Treasury.
This might be the favorite treasury I have made. This is such a fun thing to do for some reason! Be sure to check out these great shops!

1. Rock, Paper, Scissors Notecards - Alisha Gould
2. Say It Rock - SJ Engraving
3. Golden Scissors Card - Crook and Villain
4. Peace Earrings - Dahlias Forme
5. Map Shreds - Picapicaparts
6. High Five - Larara
7. Pinking Sheers - Jons creations
8. Scissors Letterpress - 1 Canoe 2
9. You Rock... Rock - Jmliss
10. TP screenprint - artisticle2
11. Rock Paper Scissors stamp - Asspocket Productions
12. Rockers Card - Dean Penn and Paper

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to visit my shop Wanted Creatures and MD Cards and Gifts.