April 20, 2009

HAPPY MONDAY - LOTS TO SHARE TODAY!!

Hi all!! I hope you had a good weekend...all I can say for mine is I am glad it's over - sometimes they just aren't that great, and I was sick for the majority of it!! Still not feeling 100% but it's better than having my head in the toilet, lol! So, I have some challenge cards to share today - the first one is a twofer: I used Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge (hosted by Lori Craig this week) to do my card, and it also is my Mojo Monday challenge for my stamp group which is to stamp something using two sets from the Occasions Mini catty! I chose Forest Friends and Oval All although it was a hard choice as love all the sets in there, lol! And, I have to say, this sketch ROCKS!!! I love it because you can go simple or get elaborate, it's so flexible!! Here is the recipe, it's pretty straightforward.
Card Recipe:
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Whisper White card stock, Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series paper Inks - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Summer Sun stampin' pads and stampin' write markers
Stamps - Forest Friends, Oval All
Accessories - Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Old Olive narrow grosgrain ribbon
This next card I did for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge - loved this sketch!! I decided to ink up my A Year of Sweets 2 for this one, and make a Fourth of July card...I know, it's a little early, but I love patriotic cards! The sentiment is one I made up and typed on the computer, but I like it, lol! I did lots of layering on this one, using some fabulous dsp from BG. And, I had to stitch on this one, I have not done it in awhile, and it felt good. Here is the recipe for this one:
Card Recipe: (all SU! unless otherwise indicated)
Paper - Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White card stock, Basic Gray Boxer Series Dp
Inks - Night of Navy Stampin' Pad, Bayou Blue, RubyRed, More Mustard, Night of Navy Stampin' Write Markers
Stamps - A Year of Sweets 2 by Taylored Expressions
Accessories - Mat Stack and paper Piercer, white gel pen, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Ruby Red brads
This third card is for the Occasions Whimsy Challenge still going on over at the Whimsy Challenges site! I have seen some fabulous eye candy so far, and I hope you have not had time to play, that you will this week! Break out those Whimsy images and show us what you've got - there are some FREE, I said FREE Whimsy stamps up for grabs for some lucky winner so upload your link this week for your chance! For this occasions card, I decided to go with an anniversary card using the cute little walrus....I love him! The sentiment is from the Whimsy Sayings set and it matches perfectly! I kept this pretty simple, but I did add some Dazzling Diamonds to his chompers - I mean, everyone needs a little bling in their life *wink* Here is the recipe for this card.
Card Recipe: (all items SU! unless otherwise noted)
Paper - Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Whisper White card stock, Basic Gray Boxer DSP
Inks - Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Going Gray
Stamps - Whimsy Walrus, Whimsy Sayings
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Night of navy ribbon, Going Gray Corduroy button, twine, Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Glue
Well, today I am going to finish the chores I did not get to this weekend, and then prep for a Marker class tomorrow night as well as a mini scrapbook album for this weekend. I love being busy and productive, let's hope the day stays this way, lol!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I appreciate it!! Have a fabulous day!

28 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Alex! Sorry to hear you were sick! YUCK! Gorgeous cards! I love them all!! Happy Monday! It's back to the routine for me today! Spring break went by way too quickly!!

Crystal said...

So sorry to hear you were sick, no fun!! Your cards are all sooo adorable, that fourth of july cupcake is just tooo darling!!! Have a great Monday!!

Dawn Easton said...

Alex, I hope you continue on the road to good health. No fun being sick my friend!

You were super busy cranking out all these wonderful cards! Wow!

Hope you have a GREAT Monday...sounds like you have some exciting workshops coming up! Happy preppin' ;)

Nikki Bond said...

Sorry to hear you were sick Alex...somethings been going around here too! Love the cards...that patriotic cupcake is too cute! Love the walrus too! Thanks for the eyecandy today! {SMILES}

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Alex, love this card! I have been looking for ideas for him. I didn't know you were sick, I hope you are feeling better!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Sorry to hear you were sick!! Hope your doing better now!! What a bunch of really fun cards!! :) I love that cute Whimsy Walrus!

Risa said...

Wow Alex...you certainly were a busy bee over the weekend. All three of your cards are very pretty..I love the cupcake card...very yummy indeed!
Hugs
Risa:)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I don't know how you managed to get so much done when you weren't well. I need some of your energy!! Fabulous cards!!

Michelle said...

Wow! You've been busy Alex, super cards, love the first one, very cute.

Glad your feeling somewhat better.

Have a great day!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow you've been stamping like crazy Alex! Love these cards, all very fun and perfectly colored! Great layouts and papers too! Sorry that you've been sick, hope you're feeling 100% very soon! :)

Natalie said...

Three great cards Alex. Sorry to hear you have been feeling poorly, I hope you are better soon.

Natalie x

Michele Brooks said...

Eep, Alex! I LOVE that first card! It's soooo adorable! Have a great week my friend!

Manna said...

Sorry your weekend wasn't so great. Hope you are feeling better soon!

WOW, three fabulous cards. Love 'em all :) Hope the week will improve for you!

a portland granny said...

These were all great examples. What pretty papers you used! I just got my "Oval All" set and am anxious to make some cards with it1

Sorry you were sick. Nothing worse than stomach upsets! Glad you are feeling better.

kathleenh said...

Oh my, I can't tell you the last time I was sick like that Alex. I hope you are on the mend!

I love these three cards. I especially love the forest friends one with the owl in the tree.

Chris said...

gorgeous cards!! hope you are feeling better!!

Erin... said...

3 fabulous cards Alex!! hope you're 100% soon:)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

The forest friends and walrus are adorable little characters, and I'm lovin the papers on your July 4th Cuppie card...awesome looking card!!

Nancy Riley said...

Fantastic designs, Alex! Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Christie said...

Wow! Three beautiful cards! Great job Alex!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow... you were a busy stamper--- even when you were under the weather! Hope you're feeling better! :-)

Carolyn King said...

oh no....so sorry you were sick. yucky!

Love your cards--the patriotic cupcakes are awesome!

Cindy Haffner said...

Sorry you were sick ALex bummer. Love all the gorgeous cards, WOW!!!!!!!!

Ila said...

All these cards are Gorgeous Alex!!...so sorry to hear you've been sick....I've had a nasty week too....am just starting to feel a little better as well....But it is finally looking like Spring here...the weather is lovely!!...Hugs, Ila

Dani said...

Awww, hope you're feeling better! All your cards are so cute! Those Forest Friends are my new favorites! :)

Marilyn said...

My goodness!! You sure have been busy!!! All these cards are amazing!! Love every one of them - and your 4th of July cupcake card really caught my eye!!

Vicki said...

That stamp is so cute. Love the card and I see you used some Basic Grey, YEAH!

Donna Baker said...

what a cute patriotic cupcake card!!!