Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Seeing In Sepia

Hello Everyone,
I haven't had the chance to share yet today so I thought I would pop in with a little card.
Today I made a card for the Delightful Sketches challenge : Celebrate
I also used the challenge at Make It Colorful blog : monocramatic
and I used the sketch at : The Sweetest Thing

(I flipped it on it's side)
It also qualifies for the distressing challenge at Paper Sundaes
I haven't taken the time to dabble with sepia coloring in a LONG time. But it really is one of my favorite looks. I'm a suckers for sepia photos so it's no surprise that I like the look of sepia coloring.
And I love this crazy little girl in her frilly dress and static hair!! Too cute. She is one of my favorite from the Mo Manning stamps found at Stampin' Bella.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by. I hope you liked this little card.

Have a good great day!!
~Alexis

Monday, January 24, 2011

Something Cute

Happy Monday Everyone,

I have a quick card to share. In a bit of a hurry - as per usual...
I colored the hedgie for this card on the weekend so the card came together rather quickly.
But I still this it's cute.
Which would make it qualify for the Stamp Something Challenge : cute

Love the cutie - Hedgies. Adorable!!

Okay well, gotta run.
My daughter is off to iceskating in 15min.
Have a good day.
~Alexis

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blue Skies Ahead

I have resolved to send more cards this year. I make tonnes (and I mean TONNES) of cards each year and then I end up selling them at craft fairs and to family and friends. This year I am determind to make and send more cards. This card was made with that purpose in mind. I had colored this image and then was rumaging through my sentiments and stumbled across the one I chose.
Blue Skies Ahead
I loved this sentiment and I had never even inked it up before. But now that this card is in my stash, I will surley send it next time someone I know needs a little lift.
I used the Sweet Stop sketch :

I used my new copics BG95, 99 to color the bicycle.

this card also qualifies for the OCC challenge : three musketeers color challenge

I did decorate the inside aswell :

(may sunshine and laughter brighten your days)

Well, let's hope I don't have to send this to anyone I know, anytime soon, but if I do I hope they will enjoy.




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Lots of Love

Good Evening,

How is everyone tonight? Hopefully you are all good, considering it's Wednesday - the longest day of the week. UGGG. But hey, it's the end of the day so that means we are on the up swing to the weekend. Tonight I am going to show you a quick card I whipped up using scraps on my craft table. (Love it when that happens)
I was inspired by the challenge at Moxie Fab - grey is the new black

I love grey and pink together. It's one of my favorite color combos. And this little elephant, too cute - don't cha think??!!

Okay well, I should run!! Dinner is just about done.
Have a good night.

OH - 1 quick thing -
the new classes schedual is out over at Precious Memories,
hurry over and sign up today!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

For the Birds

Hello Everyone,
Today I have a card to show you that was inspired by
the current challenge at the
 and also the

I found the colors to be very similar so I thought this card would work for both challenges. I am also submitting it for the
\The inspiration for the birds come from

 Fabulous jewellery!! You should all check it out!!
Of course, as I mentioned previously, I am working on an order for my sister and here is another thankyou that will be going to her!! (4 down - 11 to go!!)
My take on the inspiration :

To create this card I used the sketch from the Waltzing Mouse : 


Well, I hope you enjoyed this little card. I know I submitted it for alot of challenges but they all seemed to just flow together!!
Have a good day!!

Compliment someone today - it not only makes them feel good, but you just may get the warm fuzzies too!!


From the Bottom of My Heart

Hey Everyone,

Back again with another quick post.
Lots to do today.

Another one for my sisters stash - (As I mentioned yesterday)

With Valentine's day just around the corner, I am inspired by all of the hearts and red and pink but I really don't have alot of people to give Valentine's to, so I thought this sentiment was perfect.

The clock is ticking and I better go!!
Have a good day

Take the time to smile - it's contagious!!
~Alexis


Sunday, January 16, 2011

A little thankyou...

Hello Everyone,

Tonight I have two thankyou cards to show. My sister has asked me if I could put together an order of cards for her. She doesn't live close to me so she is hoping that when she visits in April, that I can give them to her then. (I guess, she is trying to be preparred...a little out of character for her, but what the hey...) So I have set out to complete her order. She wants (among other cards) 15 random thank-you cards. These two will go to her.

Card #1
was created using the sketch from Mojo Monday
and it is also for the Jugs Add Ink challenge - monocramatic.
I went with my fave color green.
 I am also submitting it for the Paper Sundae challenge -
 to pick your favourite challenge of the past year.
I chose to add a bit of hand cut flowers (which I love).
 It was from Challenge #49 to cut it out.



and the inside :


And for Card #2

And the colors from Just Us Girls 

Okay so maybe my coral came out more like pink. Tee hee
But I do love this new flocked self adhesive ribbon.
I got it at Walmart for $1.67 for 36". Score!!

Well, gotta run.
I have one little girl who needs a bath before bed.
Have a good night. I'll be back tomorrow to show you another thankyou card.

Until then...
~Alexis 


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Little Peak...

Good Evening,

Tonight I have a quick little peak for you...
Upcoming class available at Precious Memories.
Keep your eyes peeled for the February calendar.

Enjoy the eye candy :

I hope you like these little cuties.

Stamps are Sealed With A Little Kiss stamps
colored with Copic Markers.
I can't wait for this class. I love these little ladies.
I am submitting this card for the Sweetest Thing sketch this week.

And this one for the Papertake Weekly challenge : Anything Goes
C - IS FOR COPICS AND CUTIES

And the third card is being submitted for the
Crazy for Challenges : celebrate something challenge
This card celebrates friendship. The inside reads "It take a long time...to grow an old friend"
&
(the burgundy paper is glitter. I added glitter to the flower centers and there is celery bling rhinestones around the image)

Hope you enjoyed!!
Have a good night.
Thanks, Alexis

Monday, January 3, 2011

Yeah Me!!

I was just browsing through my regular blogs when I stumbled across this.
That's my little koala card - I posted the other day. (Original post)

Yeah - I am a Color Queen's Courtier!!
That's a nice way to start my week.

Thanks ladies -
you just made my day!!

~Alexis


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Color Dare Meets Cardabilities

Hey Everyone,


I had mentioned yesterday that I would have another card to share today. I created it yesterday using my NEW Cricut cartridge. Yeah!! It's called 'Create a Critter'
And I created this little critter :

As you may or may not know, I love, love, love owls. I loved them before they were the it thing!! I think I've loved them for about 15 years. And I am obviously over the moon that they have become very readily available, not going to lie... I love seeing them in stamps, paper, embellies... all of it!!

I used the sketch from Cardabilities :
and the colors from Color Dare :



Hope you like my interpretation :

Okay well, gotta run. I'm actually posting from my in-laws and I really should go and be social. Tee! Hee! (I don't feel that guilty cause they are just sitting here, watching football.)
Have a good night!!!

~Alexis



CD90
Baja Breeze
Pink Pirouette
Rich Razzleberry
Very Vanilla

Saturday, January 1, 2011

After a Day of Crafting

Evening Everyone,

I'm back again...
Just had a great leisurly day of crafting and relaxing.
 I have 2 cards to show you tonight.
Let's get right onto the good stuff!!

The first card is for the Color Q challenge

Love this little koala and I'm glad I found a good card for him to be part of.

The second card is for the Papertake challenge : thankyou
and it was inspired by the Play Date Cafe photo inspiration


Clean and simple but I love it just the same!!

Well, have a good night. I'll be back tomorrow morning with one more card.
Thanks for checking my blog out.
~Alexis


Case Study - Hot Pink!!

Hello Again,

Just a quick post - I just wanted to share a really cute card set that I have just created. I used the adorable new Echo Park -Be Mine paper to create this girly card set and gable box.

This set was quick, fun and easy.
I created 4 matching mini 3 x 3 cards :


I was inspired by this card which is part of the new challenge over at Case Study :

My Take :

Thanks - hope you enjoy!!
~Alexis




2011 Resolution

Happy New Year Ladies!!
I hope this new year brings lots of joy and happiness to all of you!!
I actually managed to stay awake last night and I watched the ball drop. It's a rarity if I actually make it until midnight but last night I seemed to have alot of energy. It was fun!!

Anyways, I have been thinking about this for a while and I thought I would turn it into a New Years resolution.
Can you guess what it is???

Yep - I am determined to get my photos off of the darn computer or camera card and actually scrapbook them!! I picked up a bunch of coordinating paper and embellies and I am going to leave them together in the bags until I actually use them. (In hopes that if I keep the products together - It may be easier to complete a project.)


Last night I created these 2 double page layouts. Love them both!!
 I used MME - Fine and Dandy paper and stamps.

Love the celery and pink together and the twine detail - yum.
I am submitting this for the


I am submitting this layout for the

These were taken at the end of last summer and I just love them. You can see the tender love in my daughter's eyes and it's just so sweet. And I haven't heat embossed in SOOOO long so it was nice to do that. I haven't completed the journalling because I am going to use these for an upcoming class at Precious  Memories. (keep your eye open for the new calendar)

Well, I hope you enjoyed taking a look!!
Have a great first day of the NEW YEAR!!