Deconstructed Sketch No. 63

Just a quick note, as I have been creating, but just not able to keep up with posting any of my creations. Here is another fantastic sketch by Jen:

Here is what I made:

Supplies: SU Blue cardstock, MME Quite Contrary- Jack & Jill dp, Sugar Plum Cookie Emma, copic markers, Cuttlebug Swissdots, brown twine, pop ups, & hole punch
Have a wonderful weekend!

Strawberry Girl

I had some time to create today! TPE153 has a great inspiration photo that I love. Makes me think of a refreshing summer with its popsicles, strawberries, and grapefruit. Yummy! Click on the inspiration photo to visit The Pink Elephant's challenge.

Here is my card using this photo as inspiration, MFTWSC77 for the sketch, and F4A122 for the added piercing.

Supplies: MFT Pure Innocence, Swissdots Embossing Folder, copic markers, SU ribbon, Papertrey Kraft paper, white paper, dp?, piercer, glue dots

Off to create more! Have a lovely day!

Friday Morning Challenges

Yesterday evening, I received all my stamp orders that I ordered earlier in the week! I was very surprised, because I was expecting them after the weekend! So last night I practiced using my copics after watching some sweetnovember youtube videos.

I adore CC Designs cute stamps! Such sweet images... it was a bit difficult to just pick one! I got three that I will be playing with this weekend!

This morning, I saw that Splitcoaststampers Free For All #121 Challenge was up- to use red, white, and blue! I also stumbled upon the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #160. Here's the sketch:

What a fun sketch! I took one of my new images from coloring last night and made a Cookie Birthday card for my mom. I like how she came out, as I wanted a more Asian look to this particular image.

Supplies: Stamps- Sugarplums Cookie Emma, Swiss Pixies Spring Bench Cardstock- SU Red Riing Hood, Basic Grey Serendipity designer paper, Other- copic markers, pop-ups, glitter pen, pearl adhesives, MFT Mini Rolled Roses die, SU Crystal Effects, white gel pen

Here's a different angle of my card so you can see that she is popped up.
Have a wonderful weekend!

A Little Brunch with the Deconstructed Sketch #55

I love this sketch! I really adored Jen's sample for her sketch as well. Click on the sketch to go to her post and see her super cute card with a sweet Greeting Farm image!

Here is my card using her sketch. I hope to give it to one of my female soccer-playing friends or their daughters.

Supplies: Cardstock: kraft, white, and Basic Grey Shine On designer paper, Ink- Stampin Up close to Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stamps: The Greeting Farm Anya & Because of You sentiments, Other: twine, star punch, copic markers

Here is the inside with the sentiment showing...

 I made myself a little brunch this morning! It is similiar to Vietnamese summer rolls. Well this is a breakfast version that I have eaten ever since I was a little girl. I put some green onion, cilantro, basil, green tomato, eggs, and bacon onto my rice paper. I rolled it up and dipped into some yummy Nước mắm pha sauce.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Summer Break!!

I am so glad it is summer break! I have had a long and somewhat challenging year! Last week was officially my first week off... and I did nothing!! So today seemed like a great day to get back into stamping and creating. Thanks to Papertrey's Make it Monday #69 challenge, I was able to easily put this one together quickly. However, trying to figure out my new Photoshop CS6 is more work than I want to put in! What kind of photo editing software are you using?

I used one of my favorite go to sets from Papertrey Ink: Life. I happened to have some fun crinkly brown ribbon from leftover chocolate packaging on my table... I just had to use it! Here's a close up view of my card:

Here is the inspiration sketch I used:

Splitcoaststampers and Papertrey Ink have been my go to places for inspiration back into the crafting world. Now that I have been away for a while from the crafting scene, I wonder what are some great places for inspiration? What blogs or challenges do you like to visit??

Favorite Fonts

Teachery Tidbits is having a Favorite Fonts Linky Party!

My all time favorite font is called Kindergarten. See below for a sample of it. I wrote my fonts in my Mimio software and saved as a picture to upload here on my blog. Hmm... makes me wonder if I should start writing in my Mimio to blog?? I have wondered how other people got such cute fonts on their own blogs!

When browsing the other favorite favorite font links, I fell in love with these free ones by Hello Literacy!! I am particularly fond of her D'Nealie and Firstie ones. They make me happy!

A Teaching Post

Happy New Year! Lately, I haven't kept track of my personal crafty stuff. My Christmas cards are not done... or they are on their way for being prepared for Christmas 2012! I guess I better get working on those Valentine's cards. 

Teaching kindergarten has been consuming most of my spare time. In addition, these past few months I have become an addict of teacher blogs and Pinterest. There's a big giveaway for teachers who would like some ideas for the new year. Click HERE to go to Mrs. Albanese's Kindergarten Class for more information about that!

I hope to be back later with my last 2011 MFT challenge. I just need to take and edit the pics!

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