Friday, April 8, 2011

A Happy Accident And A Fun Mini Contest

I want to let you know that Sketches4all is having a fun Mini Contest!

It will start on Sunday, April 10th and end on Sunday, April 17th.

If you complete all of the challenges you will get your name in the drawing for a kit! If you complete one challenge or more your name will be added to a drawing for a RAK.

Each DT is doing either a card or a tag challenge complete with a RAK!! I will be having a card challenge.

So tons of fun and tons of ways to win!! Come join us over at Sketches4all!!

Now here are a couple of cards I want to share with you.

I made the first one with some scraps from a layout I made. Fairly clean and simple. I stamped out the sentiment and butterfly and then colored them in with my Copics. A little bling...a little Stickles...and voila there you go.

The next card is one I made with my S.W.A.L.K. rubber stamp collection 3, A Little Note, stamp set. I decided to make a card with it this time.

Remember all that yummy Fairyopolis stuff I got in the mail a couple of days ago?? Well if you paid attention to my pictures you would have seen that I got a 12x12 Fairyopolis paper pad with all of these goodies. I used some paper from the pad on this card.

I also used some green paper from my Crafter's Companion mixed card & paper pack - the brights collection. It is hard to appreciate how pretty it is unless you look at it in person. It is shimmery and very lovely.

I colored the stamped image with my Copics I added some Stickles and some ribbon from my stash.

Just as I finished making it, I dropped my black ink pad face down on the side of the card topper! It made me sick.

I had to just walk away for awhile because I was upset. I did eventually come back and take a hard look at it and decided that I should just use a bit of ribbon to hide my mistake!

I love it when an accident becomes a happy accident. I wouldn't have put that ribbon there if I hadn't dropped the ink pad and I really love how it looks on the card. What do you think? Any accidents you want to share?? Happy ones or not...

Denise and I are going to do another of our timed challenges on Sunday if anyone is interested in joining us.

We are pretty lucky here in Vegas because the weather is usually pretty nice. We have been having spring-like weather for awhile now....we are working out way into summer-like weather..(ha)

Anyway, my roses are blooming and they are just so gorgeous!! And they smell divine!! I wish I had smell-o-vision so you could smell them too! LOL But at least you can look at one of them...Enjoy!

My dd has a cheer competition tomorrow so I will be there most of the day. Wish us luck!!

****Oh and don't forget to go comment on my mini book at Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. (don't forget to follow them!!) It will get you an entry into my giveaway. Not much time left to enter... ends Sunday 4/10/11.****


  1. Such beautiful cards

  2. I wish I had smell o vision. I love roses.

  3. I am so down with the challenge, mainly as I am busy writing about things I know nothing about for money HA! The time to scrap this week was zilch, so I'm down for a timed challenge. It will be a nice break between articles :)

    I love accidents! There is ALWAYS a way to fix it, and other accidents turn out to look ok just the way they are, or even with a little extra inking. Biggest mistake: answering the phone in the craft room, giving Patryk a golden opportunity to grab my ink pad and some acrylic paint and go to town. There was no fixing that accident!!! Love yours, the card is amazing, and you're right. The ribbon looks great there :)

  4. These are so pretty! Love the colors and wow, the ribbon worked out perfect!

    I seem to always have accidents, using tearing the paper when I put something on crooked, but I really love to figure out how to hide them!

    Love the roses, ours are in full bloom too, so much so that my Husband actually texted me a photo of them! So sweet!

  5. Very pretty cards did great coloring on the image.

  6. Good luck!
    Beautiful rose!
    Cute cards!
    I think that about covers it! :-) Hope all is well; I've been busy this week!

  7. I think you made the best out of a bad situation! The ribbon looks great!