Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hello and Goodbye

The i {heart} papers design team wanted to say goodbye to two of our wonderful and talented members, Kendra and Sarah, they are leaving us today to move on to other things. We’ll miss them! But we are oh so happy to welcome a new DT member today -- you know her as the SCS Technique Challenge Hostess, Lynn Mercurio! Please go visit her blog today and check her out. I think I can safely say you'll be happy you did.

In honor of these exciting changes, Kate is offering a 10% off coupon from today (April 30th) through May 2. Enter the code HGB10 to get the discount on your purchase. She's got some GREAT NEW STUFF in the store!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I made this adorable May Day Basket for the Whatchdoin' Wednesday Challenge at Storage Units Ink & More. The challenge was to make a card or project with flowers on it! This is the very first 3- D project I have ever made! I found my inspiration on Andrea Walford's Blog. I am not the best at constructing things out of paper, but I think this turned out kind of cute! Stop by the SUink Blog and see what the other DT members made!

Supplies Sramps Storage Units Ink, & More, Rain, Rain Go Away
Paper Bazzill Pink, PTI Ripe Avacdo, Vintage Cream
Accessories Nesties, PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Pink Petaloo Flowers, Sparkle Gem

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wecome Baby

You knew this was coming! I thought I had a lot of time to make a card to welcome Tommy. Since he was three weeks early I really needed to scramble, and when you need to make a card fast you case the best! This card is a case of Becca! To make this card I used the circle nesties and the SU scallop Punch. The lace ribbon is from May Arts, and the handle is a Quickuts flourish die. The Blue paper and ribbon are PTI Spring Rain Thanks for taking a peek! If you want to see a huge close up click on the picture!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Me And Tommy

I just had to post one more picture of Tommy and me! I can see I need to cut my bangs!

He's Here

I am so excited to be a Great Aunt again! Baby Tommy arrived this morning, three weeks early! He is 5 lbs, 15oz. I can not believe I will be watching two babies in a few months, I am tired just thinking about it!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

This Buds For You

I thought I would play along with Jen's SFYTT this week. Well, I am going to get the buzzer AGAIN, because I did not copy the sketch exactly. I did not notice until after I made the card. The paper I used on this card is from My Mind's Eye called Bloom & Grow "Grow" I just love this paper and it is available at i {heart} papers.

Stamp Whipper Snapper, This Buds For You
Paper My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow, PTI White
Accessories Copics, Crystal Stickers, EK Success Flourish Punch, SU petal Punch

All The Best

This card is for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. The honor this week went to Wattle (Kathy) she has the most amazing gallery! I just got a bunch of new goodies from i {heart} papers and I could not wait to play with them. The Paper is Basic Grey Wisteria, the Ribbon is May Arts, and the Label Four Nestabilities are all available at i {heart} papers!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to create a card using Kleenex boxes as an inspiration. I think the paper I used is from memory Box, It is a couple of years old. The image is from Our Craft Lounge Spring Garden set, and the ribbon is Hanna Silk.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

So much to do, so few to do them for me!

I made this card for the Ways To use It Challenge on SCS. This was the challenge: Today I'd love to highlight it and find ways to use all white cardstock. That's right. Nothing else! Well, of course you can add embellishments and such but if you alter some white embellishments, you get brownie points. I might get some brownie points because I added fun flock and glitter to my white, but I might get the buzzer because I added some silver!

Stamps Cornish heritage Farms Drama Queen, The Cat's Pajamas Sentiment
Paper Bazzill White, The Paper Company Silver
Accessories Prima Say It With Crystals, Fun Flock, Glitter

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ivy Ketto

I made this card for today's sketch challenge on SCS! This is my first Ketto, I think they are just so cute! I colored her with copics and the paper is SU Parisian Breeze, The ribbon is Baja Breeze. The Chocolate Corduroy button is from SU! Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, April 20, 2009

i {heart} papers Design Team Challenge

Every month the i {heart} papers design team does a challenge. This month it was my turn to host. When I first started making cards my biggest challenge was putting images on straight, that's why my blog is called Crooked Card Creations! So in honor of my blog's name the challenge is to put your image on askew! The image I used is from the Thank's Mom set from Stampendous available at i {heart} papers. The image was colored with copics and the buterfly punch is Martha Stewart. The fabulous Ribbon is Hanna silk beach glass.

Take a peek at what the other DT members did!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I'm not really a purple person, I like purple I just don't want to wear it or paint my walls purple. Now my Mom, who is 83, is a purple person. For as long as I can remember she has had a purple bedroom with the most beautiful mahogany bedroom set that her father built for her as a wedding present. Now I can't say that my dad was thrilled with a frilly purple bedroom all these years, but after sixty years of marriage I guess he is use to it! So this card is for my Mom and her purple bedroom!
I made this card using Core'dinations cardstock, which I ran through the Cuddlebug with the swiss dots folder. The Sentiment is from the Thinking Of Mother Set available at Storage Units, Ink, and More, and is enbossed with Ranger White Embossing Powder. The Ribbon is May Arts and the butterfly is K & Company.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Inky Impressions Stage Two Design Team Call

Last Month I sent in some coloring sample to Nicole at Inky Impressions for her first Design Team. I can not tell you how excited I was to make it to stage two of the design call. Nicole sent all the finalists this adorable image to color and we were to follow Sketch Challenge 218 from Splitcoast Stampers. There are some really talented ladies in this second stage, so wish me luck!
Click on the picture to see a larger view!

Stamps Inky Impressions
Paper PTI Polka Dot Parade, Aqua Mist, White
Accessories Cuddle Bug Swiss Dots, Copic Markers, PTI Aqua Mist Ribbon , Clip

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thank You

I made this card for this weeks Sketch Challenge on SCS. To me this sketch was all about the paper. I have been having so much fun with the Basic Grey Marrakech paper. There are a lot of fun patterns with vibrant colors. But right in the middle of all the fun I came across this paper, and it seemed to work perfect for this sketch. i {heart} papers has a great selection of Basic Grey paper. Kate has been getting in new items almost daily. Stop by and take a peek!

Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: Basic Grey Marrakech, PTI White
Ink: Adirondack Stream
Accessories: K & Company Flowers, EK Success Flourish Punch, Sparkle Gems, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

SUINKWWC35 - PB & J Challenge

This Whatchadoin' Wednesday challenge was to do a PB & J card: a Pink card with Buttons & Just one more embellishment! I decided to have this adorable elephant blow the buttons right out of his trunk! The pink paper is from Core'dinations and the white paper and ribbon are from PTI. The image is from the Welcome to the Zoo stamp set and colored with copic markers. I scalloped the pink paper using a Martha Stewart border punch and cuddlebugged the white background with Swiss dots. The white border in the center was cut with nesties.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Congrats Grad!

This card for was the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS The challenge was called 3-2-1. Three embellishments, Two different pieces of patterned paper and one color cardstock. My Two pieces of patterened paper are from Reminise called Hats off to you! The cute Seniment is from Studio G called You Dod IT! The brads are from The Paper Company, and the ribbon and cardstock are from my stash!

Celebrate with Pearls

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The challenge site was French Bull. I had a really hard time coming up with piece that inspired me so I had to go with just the circle theme. The pearls on this card are Mark Richards Pearl Clusters. The rest of the card is pretty simple, Martha Stewart Border Punch and Circle Punches. Sorry for the terrible picture, no matter how hard I tried I could not get a good one!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Best Wishes

I made this card for the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use foil on your card. My DP is a foil paper, so no buzzer this week! The paper is The Paper Company Ivory Diamond Filigre On White, and Gold Metallic Weave. The Fabulous Ribbon is May Arts and is available at i {heart} papers. Kate has a beautiful selection of Mays Arts Ribbon. I also used Nestie and Martha Stewart's Border Punch. The sentiment is embossed with ranger Gold EP. Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Showers

These cute little ducks are from one of the new sets released today at SUINK. This set is called Rain Rain Go Away. There are the cutest images and sentiments with this set that are just perfect for this time of year. I also followed the Sketch Challenge at SCS. The images are colored with copic markers and the umbrella is cut and popped up. The paper is all one piece from DCWV The Green Stack and the ribbon is from my stash. Thanks for taking a peek!