29 July, 2009

A Wonderful Week and it is only Wed.

Here is another Card that I did for the Pile It On Challenge Blog http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ The challenge this week is to use watercolors on your project. Check. I am really bad, I bought these really cute digi stamps and now I can't find the name of the company right off hand but I promice I will find it soon and let you know because I bought several different stamps from them. I am beginning to really like some of the digi stamps out there. Anyway I used water colors to color this. I combined it with Saturdays challenge from Secret Crafter http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ which was to use 3 buttons, 2 designer papers and at least 1 ribbon.
The next challenge is the sketch this week for Our Creative Corner http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/. The 4th challenge is from Daring Cardmakers http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/ which is to alter the edges. You can't see it in this photo but I did distress the outside edges and then as you can see I used a lace punch on the green and pinking shears on the black strips and I use a scalloped nestie and hand cut scallops on the black.
The color combo comes from Papertake Weekly http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/but it was for last week they change the challenge every Tuesday. I still like the color combo. The final challenge comes from D.R.S Designs http://drsdesignsblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/challenge-15-tag-it.html Tag It. Use a tag on your project. I have a second card that I did this week but I can't show you yet. Because..... This Saturday August 1 is the second anniversary of Verve Designs. Yea! And they are having a blog hop. Yipee! And I am #50 on the hop. Blog Hops are so much fun, I love them, and you also have a chance to win a super cool prize from Verve that is hiddenat one of the stops along the way. One lucky commenter on that blog will win Verves entire August release. That is a fantastic prize.
Because it is George and my 27th Wedding Anniversary that day also I have a give away too. I will pick 1 or 2 random commenters to win a selection of my hand made flowers and some altered papers. Woo Hoo! So don't forget to join in the fun on Saturday Start at the beginning http://www.vervestamps.blogspot.com/ and have fun.
Last Saturday was my niece Catie and Jasons wedding. Here are some of the pictures I took.

A Kiss to seal the deal.

Mr. and Mrs.

One Family

This is a page I made Monday using a sketch form 52Sketches52Weeks #29. I http://52sketches52weeks.com/used Websters Pages Papers and a few other things. This is a photo of Maddie leaning on her Grandpa waiting her turn in the wedding. Jason had vows for Maddison also and gave her a beautiful necklace. It even made George choke up. I have to tell you this was a very nice and relaxed wedding and we all enjoyed it.

The word Adore is cut from a piece of PP and I used glitter gel pen to outline it and then I used Distress Ink to color the lace and added a heart and key from Making Memories.

I cut the flowers from one of the pattern Papers and then dry embossed from the back to give them shape and depth and then used some glitter pen to highlight them.

I just love this pearl flourish from Prima.

Another layout using a sketch by 52Sketches52Weeks sketch #30. This is my grandson Logan, a little pill acording to my daughter. The papers here are K & Company

This company always has a ton of elements to add to your layouts, Stickers, rubons chipboard, even stamps. Don't you just love these frogs?

More frogs

And finally, this evening, I did this layout for the Chinese Whispers Challenge over at Pages In Time http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com/ for July. This was so much fun. I hope Julie will host another one for August. I am amazed at how close this came to the layout that Kelly did before me. The concept for the Chinese Whispers is that the first person does a layout and then sends it on to the second person then that person does a layout from the first and then sends on instructions, etc. Go check out Challenges in the Pages In Time Forum http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com/forum/categories/challenges-1/listForCategory

I distressed all the edges of the pattern papers and then I punched holes in the lettering.

I added felt to the piece of pp and then used stickels to accent the flowers.

Okay that's it for this evening, Hope you had fun.
Have a great rest of the week and I hope to see you all back here on Sat. for the Verve Blog Hop


raindropecho said...

Great card and wonderful pages! You've done a great job on everything :D Thanks for joining us this week!
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the colour combo and image, you have used the recipe brilliantly! Lovely wedding photos and layouts! Thanks for playing along with us at SCSC :) Donna x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Gorgeous card and the LOs are awesome! Thanks for joining in a Pile It On! ~ Denise :)

Jill said...

gorgeous card and scrapbook layouts, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

wow melissa, you have been one busy bee!!! your mouse totally adorable, but I don't know the company either. The LOs... oh MY!!!! one better than the next if that is even possible!!!!

Thanks for Playing with us @ Pile It On!

-- dalis

Amy Schultz said...

wow this are ALL fabulous! YOur watercoloring is so pretty, really makes the flower and mouse come to life!

Amy- Pile It On Dt

Maureen said...

All great projects! Love all the embellies you use! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

Deanna said...

Great card, love the button ribbon detail!

Thanks for playing!

Dee fr Pile It On DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Melissa, what a pretty card. Love the cute image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Great embellishments and layout. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x