Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Card Cupids Blog Hop Winner!!

The winner chosen from my blog to receive two exclusive digi's from Card Cupids is BECKY!!!!  I did this the old fashioned way, I've never played around with and anything new usually takes me awhile to figure out, and since I didn't have  awhile to figure it out, I just counted up the number of comments and had my daughter pick a number between the first and last number.  So...that's my technique for drawing a winner......I know, I hi-tech of me...   0_O   NOT!  Maybe one day I'll have awhile to sit down and figure out something a little more techy.

Becky please email Steph at to receive your free digi's.  Thanks for all your comments and for hopping along with us! 

Also, please, if you are a card maker and have extra cards laying around, or just need a cause to send new cards to, please visit Card Cupids site, there are many young people who are battling serious illness, are homeless, or otherwise in need of some love and encouragement.  Please see Card Cupids for all the details, just think you can do something you love (card making), and then do something that will send love to others and help brighten their day, and in the process give yourself a great big SOUL LIFT...........WIN/WIN!!  :D

Happy Wednesday to ya!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Critter Sketch Color Challenge

The challenge over at Critter Sketch challenge blog this week is to create a project with these colors based on this picture, provided by  Aren't those colors gorgeous, and I would love nothing more than to be sitting under that umbrella right now, laying on the beach, reading a book!!  Sounds like a piece of heaven to me!

Be sure to enter the challenge, our sponsor this month is Robyn's Fetish, the winner will get 5 digi stamps of their choosing!!

I tried to recreate the beach scene with this card, I used the sandcastle and umbrella  from the Create a Critter cartridge, the clouds were from a clear stamp, the sun was done with a circle punch and I just cut little strips for the rays.  The cute girl is a digi stamp from Some Odd Girl, she's adorable and I thought fit the scene perfectly.  I used glossy accents on her sunglasses and just colored her up with copics.  I kinda feel like the card needs something else, but can't put my finger on it, and I didn't want to keep adding to it for fear of overdoing it and then ruining I guess it stays as is for now.  Maybe shading or inking....hmmm, I'll have to see about that!

I'm entering the following challenges

+Cupcake Inspirations #166 based on this picture

+Tammy's Scrappin Corner-Anything Goes, Any Artist

+Paper Playtime-Anything with a Sentiment
+Love to Create-Anything Goes
+My Craft Spot-Summer Colors

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Card Cupids Design Team & Blog Hop!

Welcome to all Card Cupid followers and friends!
I'm excited to say that I am a new member of the Card Cupids design team!!  To introduce the new DT members, Card Cupids is doing a blog hop!  Play along with the hop, visit each blog, leave a comment and you can be entered into a fun giveaway for two exclusive digi stamps, you have until Monday, June 25 to leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 27 on each DT blog and on Card Cupids blog

Here is a little bit about me...
My name is Sharla. I live in Southern Utah with my daughter who is 16, and my husband who I just got married to about 15 months ago, I also have a 21 year old son who lives in Las Vegas, and three step-daughters. I love scrapbooking, card making, altered projects, and crafts of most kinds. I am hopelessly addicted to chocolate, ice cream and diet coke. When I'm not playing with paper, glue and scissors, then you can find my nose buried in a book or watching a favorite movie for the 100th time, (love Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Notebook, Princess Bride and most anything Disney!)
 Occasionally, you might find me lacing up my running shoes, but not too often!! ;) I spend a lot of time with my daughter and driving her to her basketball practices and's a pain sometimes, but I absolutely LOVE it!

Here is the order for the hop:
  If you are going in order, you should have come from Ruthie's blog
      Sharla -me

Please visit Card Cupids Blog to read all the details and to see how you can be a Card Cupid and bring a little smile and maybe brighten someone elses day. Here are the two digi images that the winners will receive! Perfect for making a card to send in for the Card Cupids kids. :)

Your next stop on the blog hop is Stephanie!  Hope you enjoy your day! :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

King of the Throne!!

I put together this card for Ash to give to her dad for Father's Day. She is away at a youth camp with our church and won't be back until late Saturday, then I have to get her to her dad so she can spend Sunday with him.  I think it turned out cute and love that little skunk, he's so cute. Plus, Ash's dad and I have been divorced for about 10 years and I think the skunk fits.....(but not in the cute way!!)  0_o   I kid, I kid..........ah,  no I don't!  ;)

Inside of card

I used the sketch from Card Patterns

and put it together using my stash of paper, the outhouse/skunk is from Campin Critters cricut cartridge and then I just inked things up.

I'm entering the following challenges:

Cards for Men-Father's Day
Stuck on You Sketches-All about Fathers
+Penny's Paper Challenge- I love you Dad
+Paper Playtime-Vacation, camping is vacationing, right??
+Tammy's Scrappin Corner-For the boys/Father's Day
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge-Father's Day

Hope your Friday is a good one!

Hugs & You are Super!

These cute cards were made by Ash, (my16 year old daughter)  she doesn't scrap very much, but we decided that maybe on Sunday afternoons we could make cards and send to family, friends, or those who need a little pick me up.  She made this card for the Card Cupids challenge  and for a little girl named Mia. (For info, please see Card Cupids blog).  Ash is 16 and doesn't have a blog, so now and then I will post her cards and enter her into challenges that fit!  She also made this cute dog card, and we will send it in for Card Cupids when there is a little boy in need.

We were too late to enter the Card Cupid challenge, but here are her cards and the dog card will fit the
Cupcake Inspirations challenge based on this picture:


Also entering the +Totally PaperCrafts Friday challenge -It's Raining Cats and Dogs

I think she did a pretty good job and am looking forward to crafting with her, hopefuly on a regular basis!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Critter Sketch Challenge-Even Recipe

For this challenge over at Critter Sketch the challenge is an even recipe.  2 ribbons, 4 buttons and 6 brads/eyelets.  Our sponsor for the June challenge comes from Robyn's Fetish, she has some seriously cute digi stamps, you should go check it out......and then come back and link up your new creation and join in the fun!!  Hope to see your projects!

Here is the card I made using the even recipe.  I cut two of the bases and adhered them together to make the card, the heart shape is one from Shanna Vineyard (template), then I just used ribbons, buttons, and brads.  I heat embossed the stamp with white embossing powder (love that stuff!!) 

Hope you join us for this challenge!!
Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Flyin By to Say Hi

I played around with my cricut and made this cute little ladybug, my husband said it looked like a turtle, the one from Nemo....I guess it does a little bit except for the antennae and the eyelashes and the body, huh..kinda funny.

I used this sketch from +Mojo Monday

I am  also entering the+ Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog -theme...Don't Bug Me!!!

Alrighty, now we are off to go see Men in me some Will Smith!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Just Keep Swimming

Made this card tonight using Create a Critter cartridge for the fish, sand, starfish, and seaweed.  the bubbles I heat embossed and glittered them and then added a bunch of white bubbles with a white gel pen, and then glittered on the fish.  Love that fish, too cute!!!

I'm entering the following challenges:

+Cupcake Inspirations-based on this pic!

BBTB2-Water theme

+The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog-Die Cuts or Punches

Glad it's Friday, been a long week, I've had some sleeping issues this week....tossing and turning, looking at the clock all night, it's so frustrating. I'm not very happy when I'm over tired and tend to be real onery, it's a good thing I have an amazing husband who puts up with me, even if I don't deserve it. Hoping to sleep better tonight...and at least I won't have an alarm clock going off in the morning. Yay for sleeping in!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blog Candy!

Blog Candy over at Scraps 4 Fun, go check it out and enter!!!


Monday, June 4, 2012

New Design Team

I'm going to be participating with Critter Sketch Challenge Blog as part of the design team for the next few months, my first assignment will be next Monday, June 11th.  I'm so excited about this!! New challenges are posted each Monday, come play along!!!   

I'm hoping to get in the scrap studio tonight... (HA!!  that's what I call my side of the bedroom which is lined with all my scrappy stuff, sad I know...but it's all I have to work with!!)  I need to work on my DT assignment and just play with some paper, paint, markers or anything I can get my hands on.  It's been over a week since I've created anything and I can feel the withdrawals starting to happen.....good thing I haven't given up diet coke yet...I couldn't handle withdrawals from two different sources, it might just do me in!! ;)

Happy MOnday to ya!!