Saturday, April 23, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

I have been awarded the Versatile Blogger award by Mary and Lolis! Thanks so much! I would have never expected to receive any award, because there are so many great blogs out there, so I really appreciate this honor!

In accepting this award I have to mention 7 things about myself and pass this award on to 15 other blogs.

1. I love doing all kinds of different crafts-hence the name of my blog:)
2. I am a full-time Assistant Director of Music at a Methodist church that is ranked in the top 25 largest Methodist churches in the US.
3. I love photography, and even though I used to work at a photography studio, I don't enjoy taking pics of people. My passion is for architecture and landscapes!
4. I recently won an honorable mention for one of my photos out of 2300 entries, and my photo was on display at the Fort Worth Main St. Arts Festival!
5. I am at that stage in my life where I don't feel like I really fit in. I'm married (to a wonderful man for the last 4 years)! with no kids in my 30s.
6. I was born in Germany and have also lived in Little Rock, Arkansas; Clovis, New Mexico; Yorktown, Virginia; Danville, Virginia; Fort Worth, Texas, and now Mansfield, Texas.
7. I love to talk:)

So now to pass this award along to 15 of my fav blogs:
1. The Misplaced Midwesterner
2. The Science of Music
4. Reflections of a Sojourner
5. Courtney Lane Designs
6. Creative Delights by Nicole
7. GreenScrappin Machine
8. More than Favors
9. Obsessed with Scrapbooking
10. Made by Momo
11. Practical Scrappers
12.Less is More
13. Sentimental Sundays
14. Stampin Sisters in Christ
15. Scrap Happens

Wedding Card

I made this wedding card for my brother-in-laws wedding. His wife is also a crafter, so I felt like I really needed to go above and beyond to make a special card for their wedding.

This was my first try at this trifold card, and I think it came out great. As I was looking for inspiration for the card, not only did I turn to their wedding invite, but I actually used part of their invite to make my card! I used a stamped image in the center and used the letter "L" from the front of their invite, as well as some of the paper and ribbon from it. My sister-in-law was just so amazed by our card, and I was so proud to give it to her!

I am entering this card in a few challenges:

Crafty Ann's- Fancy Folds

Digi Doodles- Glitter and Glitz

The ABC Challenge- Sparkle

A Spoonful of Sugar- Let's Celebrate

Crafty Cardmakers- Wedding

Delicious Doodle- Anything Goes

Totally Papercraft- Wedding

Happileigh Scrapping- Wedding and Jewels

Stampin Vacation- Wedding

Totally Gorjuss- Bling

Stampin for the weekend- wedding

Jasmine Birthday card

My niece means the world to me, yet I do not get to see her very often because we live so far away. I enjoy trying to make her birthday cards as special as I can, and have earned the title as "best scrapbooker in the world" from my niece. No pressure:)

This year for her birthday, she celebrated at Disney and I found out from my sister-in-law that Jasmine and Goofy were her favorite. I had just bought the Disney Dreams come True cartridge and could not wait to use it.

I made my first ever stairstep card for this special birthday. I cut out Jasmine, the palace, the magic carpet and one of the containers from Disney Dreams Come True, and the magic lamp and other container from Paper Doll Dress Up. I used glitter paper for Jasmines outfit, and decorated with jems and glitter glue. I also used some glitter on the gold roofs to give it that extra sparkle. I wrote my birthday wish on a stream of smoke coming out of the lamp, and finished off the card with a $20 bill for the birthday girl!

I am going to enter this card into a few challenges:

Crafy Ann's- Fancy Folds

Digi Doodles- Glitter and glitz

A Spoonful of Sugar- Let's Celebrate

Delicious Doodle- Anything Goes

Cupcake Craft- Lots of Layers

Ladybug Crafts Ink- Anything Goes

KB Cute Monday- Birthday

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Swap

I just opened my package from my Easter swap on the Cricut Circle MB. I was so excited to see all of the goodies that my swap partner, Lavendargal, was able to cram into a small box! It had stamps, stickers, embellishments, ribbon, embossing folders, chipboard album, Zig 2 way glue, adhesive, beautiful Easter egg ornaments and a lovely handmade explosion box, as well as two round containers holding even more embellishments! It is always so much fun buying for other people and being surprised at what you get in return!