Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Diamonds, Pearls & Lace, OH MY! : Sisterhood Challenge

The Sisterhood of Crafters' challenge this week is Diamonds, Pearls & Lace, OH MY! We're being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps this week, who are offering up seven free digis as the prize to the winner of the challenge :)

I used this hilarious Stella Peeker - Another Drink image, as well as the coordinating stamp for the inside (which of course, I forgot to get a photo of, but it says "Everyone needs to believe in something...and I do believe I need another drink"
I'm not much for traditional martinis with olives, but I definitely appreciate a good stiff drink (although the amaretto sour last night when MrP and I were out for supper pretty much pushed my sour tolerance to the max...I made a bitter face with every sip!)

The olive paper is a digital paper from AmberInk that I really loved. I glossed over the martini contents and base...and added my olive pearls, as well as some ribbon and a button with twine.
Check out what the rest of the Sisters have gotten up to here. I particularly love the bubbles Dar created when using this same image on a card :)

Sunday was a rocking good time at my third ever Tour de l'Alberta 100K bike ride. Great friends, great weather and fabulous cycling. Aside from a slow leak in my front tire that caused some issues in the last 15kms of the ride, it was a perfectly wonderful ride!

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Let's Hear It For The Boys : Sisterhood Challenge

Well this week, I'm hosting the Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters. This week, we're celebrating the anniversary of Bonibleaux Designs with some Dude Time Doodles Images.

First up is my Mojo Monday 249 sketch created card using this sweet little youth football player :) I did it up in Seahawks colors for my brother in law (or maybe my nephew...we'll see!)

The second card uses C Bizkit, which I thought was just way too fun :) I used SU markers for these and oh boy....I need to get some coloring in or learn to leave them black & white like my friend Moe!

The background is a Waltzingmouse stamp that I was hoping would resemble the checkered jerseys of some jockeys...but I think it looks more like a picnic table cloth. HAHA

Finally, some flowers from my garage flower bed..larkspurs

Northern edge of bed's red lilies ready to bloom

Varigated lilies of the south edge of the flower bed
First two teeny little strawberries from my flower bed
(which I then got in trouble for eating since I didn't offer to share with MrP)

It's been toasty around here, as I'm sure most places have been. I went out for a 10K run with a friend yesterday that turned into a 5.5K run followed by a 5K walk back.

I'm a good Northwestern Canadian - I like about 25 degrees celcius as my 'high' temp....but I sure won't complain about this weather since it's so rare!

Anyways, I hope all is well with everyone and that you're keeping a nice, regulated temperature wherever you're at :)

Now head over to The Sisterhood of Crafters to show us your manly creations - and a chance at $10 in Bonibleaux Designs!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mojo 248 : A Waltzingmouse Wedding

Yesterday I rode a beautiful 100km bike ride and upon arriving home, I had a message from my Mom asking for help. When I called to find out what she needed - it was a wedding card ...and she needed it by this afternoon :)

I knew I didn't have anything in my stash, but that I had plenty of inspiration via different challenges that I could whip up something for her quite quickly...and that's exactly what happened with this card.

I used Shimmer White in the DeVine embossing folder for the background and some sahara sand papers as my additional color, but very neutral, which is always how I love wedding cards. I even got to use some of my new Waltzingmouse Stamps for the sentiment and nestie-friendly edge. Love it!

The Mojo Monday 248 sketch was my obvious layout inspiration (and it's a contest sketch to boot - perfect!)

Time to stain the deck and replace some of the decaying wood, so even without another bike ride, it'll be a busy afternoon. I know MrP will be in a great mood - Roger Federer won his 7th Wimbledon, so it's a good sports day in the Palmer house. Have a great Sunday!