Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mouse In the House and Baby and Bunny
Sweet Sketch 64

This week I am not able to go for my daily hike around the golf course as we are having the 110th US Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course. I will really miss my daily hike but will spend more time walking the streets and going to the gym. Here is a link to photos of our course. Wait a few seconds and it will give you a quick slide show of the course. The Course is right on the Puget Sound. The hardest park of the hike is up through the fir trees on the far right side of the course. After more than three years, I keep thinking it will get easier but it doesn't. It is just a good workout for this body! Now can you see why I savor my morning hike! It is a 3 1/2 mile trail around the course.

If you are interested in brocasting times

Aug 25 Golf Channel 3:30-5:30 p.m.EDT
Aug 26 Golf Channel 3:30-5:30 p.m. EDT
Aug 27 Golf Channel 10:00 a.m. -Noon EDT
Aug 28 NBC 1-3 p.m. EDT
Aug 29 NBC 1-3 EDT
Aug 28 is a taped delay

Well, that is probably more than you wanted to know! But I mostly wanted you to see how beautiful the Puget Sound is.

Today I have three cards to showcase. I never have time to make three cards but I had some relaxing time at Arlana's last month. I love this sketch. My favorite part is the border. I could have cut out borders all day long!

Arlana's Sweet Sketch 64
Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Character. Thank you Heather, for creating such fun images and for sponsoring us this week. Digi Stamp Characters is offering 3 free digis to the winner of the week. So why don't you play along and you could be the lucky winner! Go ahead and drooling over the three images you are wanting!

My Recipe:
Image: Digi Stamp Characters: MITH Wheelbarrow
Papers: Cosmo Cricket: Little Girls Secrets, Red, Blue, SU Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities Large Classic Square, SU Border Punch, Ribbon, Flowers, Brad, Rhinestones
My Second Card

I just love this baby image! That little stuffed bunny is too cute!

My Recipe:

Image: Digi Stamp Characters: Baby
Papers: Paper Pizazz: Hot Off the Press Yellow Daisies, Plaid?, DCWV Cardstock
Ink: Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilities Large Classic Square, MS Border Punch, Flowers, Pearls

My Mistake but I had to finish it!

This card is a slight deviation from the Sweet Sketch 63. I acutally made the square for the image too small as the ribbon was suppose to lay across the bottom of the square. I was still happy with the results. The flowers are from Michael's Dollar Bin. It includes the flowers and the little jewels...packaged in Red, Yellow and Pink! Arlana found these and she was going to split them for us. So I ran to my Michaels to make sure Nancy, Arlana and I had all three packages. Nancy, now you know! You have three packages waiting for you at Arlana's.

Instead of putting jewels on the flowers in the wheelbarrow, I dotted the centers of the red flowers with Stickles.

My Recipe:

Image: Digi Stamp Characters: MITH Wheelbarrow
Papers: Cosmo Cricket: Early Bird: Apron Strings, SU Kiwi Kiss,
Ink: Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilites Large Classic Square, Stickles, Rhinestine. Flowers and jewel, Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Skater Francis
Sweet Sketch 63
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor: Digi Stamp Boutique

Do we have a fabulous lineup for you this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Our sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique. Sally Ann has so many awesome images to choose from. You will thoroughly enjoy browsing around her site. So take some time just for yourself and look around. Be sure to check out our DT lineup at SSW! There is always so much inspiration in every card!

To play along this week, be sure to use Arlana's Sweet Sketch 63 and follow all the rules at SSW!

Digi Stamp Boutique is offering 10 free digis to this week's winner at
Be sure to play along!

This is Francis Skater! He was a new image released in July.
You will love the rest of the collection.

My Recipe:
Image: Digi Stamp Boutique: Francis Skater
Papers: KI Memories: Joyful Lights, Dots Paper?, Snowflake Paper?,
SU Cherry Blossom, Old Olive
Ink: Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments: MS Snowflake punch, Christmas Crafts metal brad snowflakes, Stickles, Nestabilities Large Circle and Circle Scallop. Michael's $1 jewels, Crystal Effects
Thanks for looking! Please come back to visit!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sweet Candy from Jenny

What a sweet surprise today! I arrived home after getting some lab work done for my thyroid. I am still trying to get it regulated. Wow, what a surprise...a package for me but I couldn't remember ordering anything...then I noticed it was from Ireland! Then I realized it was from Jenny, one of my DT comrades! Woo Hoo! Can you see all that sweet candy she sent me? So many fun things to play with. Jenny is so sweet. She sent this to thank me "for being such a fantastic organizer on Sweet Sketch Wednesday."
Thank you, Jenny, for being so thoughtful!
Just want all of you to know how much we love all of our DT at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Now you can see why!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's A Girl!
Sweet Sketch 61Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Sponsor: Pixie Dust Studio

This fun little "White Rabbit" from Pixie Dust Studio's Down the Rabbit Hole Collection brings back fond memories of Alice in Wonderland. But when I saw this image is was screaming a baby card to me! I could just see him announcing the arrival of our third grandchild which is a girl. I had so much fun dressing him up for the occassion! I chose blue for his main outfit because I figured he has to announce the arrival of boys along with the girls....but I dressed him for this special occassion with a pink bow and pink shoes. I added stickles to his pants, neck and cuffs, and also on the little hearts. I added a little rhinestone on his bow and Crystal Effects to make his horn shiny! Last but not least the brads needed a little sparkle so I added stickles to each of them! There you have it! He's ready to toot his horn! September 25 is the due date!
Well, you will need another important part of the recipe...
this awesome sketch by Arlana at SSW! I have already had a sneak peak at the line up of cards for this week. We have 6 fabulous images that our DT has created with. You will love every one of them. They are all spectacular!

Please take a moment and look around at the awesome images at Pixie Dust Studio. They have sponsored us once before and it seems like I always have the hardest time choosing which image to create with. Go ahead just try to elimate your likings to just two! And if you are lucky enough you will be the winner of your two favorite images this week when you play along at SSW!

Go ahead....start creating!

Thanks Pixie Dust Studio for your sweet image!

My Recipe:

Image: Pixie Dust Studio: White Rabbit, SU: Baby Talk

Papers: Making Memories Glitter Dot Pink, Stripes?, Provo Craft Pink Sorbet Cardstock, Provo Craft Lime Cardstock

Ink: Copics and Promarkers

Tools and Embellishments: Nestabilites Large Oval and Oval Scallop, SU Scallop Oval and Oval, Brads, Stickles, Crystal Effects, Rhinestone

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Fish Ahoy!
Sweet Sketch 61

Hello Everyone!
Arlana has such a sweet sketch this week! You will love creating with this one! I did! I found these fun papers at a small independent craft store here in Tacoma called "Scrap That!"
I also found these cute turquoise droplets that I thought would give a great water effect! For my three elements on the left side of the sketch, I used the tackle basket and two fish!....Well, it kind of works! I also added some jute to the fishing pole.
The fishing gear is from Arlana stash in her craft room! I really should take pictures and give you a sneak peak of her room. I do believe that there in not another person who has a craft room like hers. I am like a little kid in a candy store when I visit! Here craft room is over a three car garage with an additional large storage room and three closets for storage! She has four banquet tables set up for classes plus her work station but would you believe that Arlana, Nancy and I completely feel up all the table space when we are crafting!
I just love this image from Di's Digi Downloads. It is called "A Fish Ahoy." I added stickles to the fish and crystal effect to the bobber! I just love Diane's images. Di's Digi Downloads is our sponsor this week. I know you will have the greatest delight as you look around her shop. Diane is offering 5 free digis to our weekly winner. That could be you!!!! So stop over to SSW and check out all the fun eye candy from our DT showing off some of those sweet images from Di's Digi Downloads.

Arlana's Sweet Sketch

Isn't he adorable?
My Recipe:

Image: Di's Digi Downloads: A Fish Ahoy

Papers: Scenic Route: Grafton, Cosmo Cricket: More Fish in the Sea, SU Taken with Teal,

Ink: Copics and Promarkers

Tools and Embellisments: Fishing Gear, Droplets, Nestabilities Large Label, Stickles,
Crystal Effects