Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last Day...

Hello everyone!!  Just a little information to start off.  Today is the:
Last day to enter my Blogiversary giveaway!!  Last day to enter the Crafter's Companion Customer Appreciation giveaways!  Last day to join in on the May Flower Challenge at Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog!  Last day to enter my Stash Challenge at Sketches4all!  Last day to enter my card challenge at Sketches4all!!  Last day to enter to win the stamp set giveaway on the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog!  Last day of MAY!!!!  PHEW!  That's a lot of "last days"!   So there are your reminders....get busy!!  (well read the rest of my post and then get busy!! lol)

Crafter's Companion just came out with this new Sheena Douglass stamp collection called A Little Scenic.  They are really cool stamps.  I used two stamps from the Provence set to make this card.

I'm not sure if it shows in the photo but in person it just looks so awesome!!! (even if I do say so myself)  I made it for my cousin who is graduating but I like it so much I can't decide whether to send it to her, keep it myself or send it off to Crafter's Companion for CHA!!!  lol

I stamped out the cafe scene and then the bicycle and colored them.  Next I fussy cut the bike out.  I layered some yellow card stock under the colored image.  I stamped out my sentiment from the Close to My Heart stamps set that I bought from my friend, Kelly Massman.  If you need stuff from Close to My Heart please buy them from her!!!

May has been pretty crazy and the end of the month is no different.  There are so many end of school activities/events that I have barely been able to stop to take a breath.   Last day of school is next week on Thursday.  Kids are all out at 11:30am!! 

And we won't take a breath then either because that evening my bestie and her family are coming for a long weekend!!!  WOO HOO!!!!  We can't wait!  So close but yet so far!! lol

Last weekend we mostly relaxed around the house.  I got to swim in the pool, play games with my kids, grill out with my hubby and scrap!!  I've shown you a few of the things I made but here is a layout that I set aside to let the stickles dry and then promptly forgot about! LOL 

I used a photo from our trip to China to adopt our daughter.  I've had this paper from Nikki Sivils for awhile.  I've been "saving" it! lol  Why do we save paper?  I love the colors in this paper.  It just makes me happy so it was perfect for this special layout.

I started with a sketch challenge from Stuck on You Sketches.  I love how the circle (flower) is split on the layout!  I had a hard time finding flowers in my stash to match so I ended up taking a white flower and spraying the heck out of it with Sun Sisters Glimmer Mist.  I'm happy with how the layout turned out and I'm entering it in their challenge.  And I'm entering it over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything but a Card.
I also want to share a card I made using a new stamp set from Crafter's Companion called Meadow Cottage Bears-Happy Birthday.  This bear was fun to color.  There was so much room to do shading and blending with my Spectrum Noir markers. 
I made this birthday card for my daughter's friend who has her birthday party this weekend.  I know she will love getting this cuddly bear card. 

Well this is probably enough for today.  Don't forget to stop by tomorrow when I will announce the winners of my blogiversary giveaway and of the Crafter's Companion Customer Appreciation Giveaway.  See you then!!


  1. All of your creations are gorgoeus. I adore the first card. Those scene stamps are fabulous looking and your coloring brings it all to life. Great layout and the bear card is adorable. Love those bears. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  2. Beautiful works! Especially, I like the card with a bicycle :)

  3. Que bonitas tarjetas! Muy buen trabajo!
    Saludos desde España!

  4. gorgeous cards and great take on the sketch on the layout. Thanks for playing along with us at SOUS :)

  5. Great projects! Thanks for the shout out, too!! :-)

  6. WoW Girl! Your Sheena Douglass card came out amazing!! You should save it for CHA then send it to your cousin! Super sweet lay-out! I know why do we save paper? I always think I will be a better crafter later so that is why I save it. Really cute design on those bears!

  7. terrific cards & sweet LO with your darling little girl thanx for playing on SOUS X:)

  8. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. hoi stacy
    wat heb je toch een prachtige kaarten gemaakt en zeker de laatst geplaatste vind ik zo mooi,echt wonderschoon!
    groetjes van corry

  10. Very cute take on the sketch! I like the sparkly title! Thanks for playing along at SOUS!

  11. OMG! I cant believe I won!
    Love your cards they are so pretty and love that Lo!!
    Wow! You have been busy!!
    Glad you had a nice Memorial day!!

  12. Amazing card Stacy! I love the colors and the different frames. Wow TFS AJ~

  13. Whoa!
    Look at all this goodness you've posted! I am so impressed...great details and colors. Great designs!
    So awesome!
    Thanks so so much for using our sketch this week, the page is great!!!!!


  14. Stacy these are all so beautiful. I love them all.

  15. Wowzers .. lots of great stuff going on here! Love all your projects but want to say thanks for playing along at SOUS.

  16. what a fun take on our sketch.. Thnx for playing along with us girls over at SOUS

  17. So many gorgeous creations and what an awesome memory to scrap!Thanks for joining us at SOUS!!!!

  18. Beautiful projects!! Love your take on our sketch!! Thanks for joining us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  19. Incredible work, Stacy! Congrats on the adoption!