Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twisted Sketch #37...Oh what a twist this week.

Hi Everyone,

I always want to write a long post...but somehow life keeps getting in the way.  This time some of it is good...some of it is bad.  LOL  If I get a chance later I will write more.  However, I had a lot of fun making this card for the Twisted Sketches Challenge.  I decided to use some of Abby's artwork for the base of the card and again...a lot of sewing.  But the twist comes in with my tin foil star....which was shiny.  I love how the star looks pretty delicate...and yes, I sewed that on too.

Thanks for looking and I hope you decide to do the challenge this week.  There are a lot of gorgeous cards.  I am always amazed at everyone's difference interpretation of the sketch.  Which is one reason why sketches are such fun...but on the other hand, they are also pretty hard.  Let's see your take on them.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Abby Painting

Monday, November 29, 2010

How do people do it?

This last week, SHeldon & I were parents to 2 kids....and I didn't get anything done.  :)  How do other parents do it? 

I love creating and was able to do this one card for Twisted Sketches.  I wasn't sure what to do as I had about 10 minutes of quiet time as Sheldon watched the kids.  I then noticed on my craft table (which hasn't been cleaned in a month) a sheet of paper I bought over the summer to make some cards about Abby.  It was a beach scene and it went perfect with her nickname...Crafty Abby.

So then, I remembered that I just received the SU set with a crab and the saying...Sorry I am crabby.  Which reminded me that I had those cute little craft cups from SU that you put on cards and put snacks inside.  I decided to use all 3 of those and make a diorama. 

I think it turned out cute...and I guess Abby did too...because she smashed it right after I took the picture.  :) 

So go to Twisted Sketches and check out the original sketch for this card....and don't forget the twist of Layers.  THey will be doing a drawing so don't forget to link back your card too.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Brads Galore?

This week at Twisted Sketches we had an "easy" sketch. LOL. Well for me it wasn't easy. It never is....however, I found some really cute safari paper that I had in my stash and started sewing. Well sewing wasn't the twist but brads were. I am not a big brad person, though part of it was easy in this sketch as there was a spot that was perfect for 3 brads. But I thought that was a bit boring...and started thinking how I could liven up my card and got a little carried away with the brads.

WIth Abby turning 2, I figure I would need to start making more cards for her friends, so I figured this would be a perfect KID card.  Or a KID at heart.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Birthday Glitter

I am finding that doing sketches is a lot harder than I thought.  However, that is what makes it so fun.  Since participating as part of the Twisted Sketches design team....I have been a bit stumped.  If you know anything about is that I am not very good at following directions.  Usually when I make a card it just kind of happens.  A little here and a little here.  So it has been such a change for me to do the sketches...especially with the twist.

This week the twist was  glitter.  I ended up making 4 totally different cards before I came up with onne liked.  I will do a posting later of the 3 that didn't make the cut.  However, the one that I loved is for my baby girl's birthday.  She is going to be 2 tomorrow.  A Halloween baby to boot.

I first was t hinking of making this card a Christmas card as I used my Xyron machine to put sticker glue all over red paper.  I thought with the added glitter it would look like snow.  However, it gave the paper a soft pink look.  Then as I was looking through my embellishments I found the perfect Sentiment sticker. my baby is definitely a princess.

Thanks for looking and I hope you try this sketch as it has turned out great.  Everyone's cards are a bit different and I love that. 

Have a great day.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I feel like a "Jewel"

Actually that is part of the twist this week at Twisted Sketches. We were to make a card and incorporate "jewel" into it. I actually ended up making 3 cards before I came up with the one I liked. It was actually the quickest of the 3. I used lots of sparkle in rhinestone gems. They so remind me of jewelry.

Here is the link.....please take a look and make one yourself. As always there is a giveaway...and again lots of gorgeous cards to look at.

Thanks for "Twisting" with us.  I would normally write tons more...however, Abby and I just finished an 8 hour drive to go and visit grandma & grandma.  We are exhausted.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

WOW!!!! Yeah!!! (And yes it has been a long time.

It has been almost a year since I have posted on my blog...a lot has happened and changed. I will get to all tht is going on in another post. However, I have some other exciting news. I auditioned for my first design team and now I am member of the Twisted Sketches Team.

Please check out the site over there to see what they are all about. Twisted Sketches

Here is the card that I submitted for the Challenge. You can also click on this link to see the original sketch. The twist was friends.

For my card I used a photo of Abby with 2 of my bestfriend's kids. They all get along so well and we miss them a lot. So I figured this would be perfect for the challenge and made me miss them even more.

I actually made 2 cards....and I liked one better and Sheldon liked the other one better. It is pretty funny how our tastes differ. I figure I will send one card to Ruby & the other one to Julie.

Thanks for looking...and I hope you come and play with us. Also, go and take a peek at the other talented cardmakers.  My next official challenge is next week. The challenges are normally put up on Saturday and it is something fun to do.