Saturday, March 12, 2011


Go green at Scrap-Creations, it doesn't have to be a "green" project (as in recycled). It can be or you could just use green in your image. Well, I used green. I have a treat for I think!
I left the card pretty simple, not bling at all. Which if you know me, that's hard to do. See what ya think;
Okay, I know I'm bias but I LOVE this card and the image in particular. The image had a plain roof, it really looked like it should have snow, but since we are finished with snow (I hope) I added "shingles". Oops, I did add a touch of bling. The windows have stickles on them to give it a glowing affect. I hope you enjoy  this as much as I do.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Home Tweet Home

At Happy Monday Challenge blog there is a new challenge...well it is about to end, today. I got there just in time! The challenge is Pretty Pastels. If you use a Deedee image they will send you a cute ducky holding some flowers. Cool image. I happen to have several Deedee images, so here is what I came up with.
Sorry for the shadow. I'm not sure I like all the extra stuff on the front. However it is stuck!  I made another Z card. I love that fold. Here is a shot of the inside. 
The Home Tweet Home is my doing in Word. I will fix up a blank 4.25x5.5 card as this will more than likely go to OWH. That way our Hero, who chooses this card, can write home a personal note.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Friday, March 11, 2011

Two different challenges

I have two different challenges for you today. The first is for the man/boy in your life. It is a Dude Time Doodle challenge, using their freebie. Freaky cool image. You'll have to go check out their blog and what the challenge is all about...can ya say "guest DT". The sentiment is from Ginger's house.
And the second challenge is a girly one. The challenge is at A Day for Daisies, using the freebie on the challenge_girly girl. Very sweet image. Again, you have to go check out their blog and grab the cute image.

So as you can see, two totally different cards. I had fun with both images. Hope you enjoy.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cricut challenge

Okay, I know, enough already.... :) I promise this is my last post today. After all Idol is almost on!
I have had a Cricut for over a year now. But it seems to take on the backseat a lot now. I'm trying to incorporate it more in my cards. So I found this awesome blog, and a great challenge-use Trees!
Be kind...I need more practice! It is very hard for me to get the scale right!
I meant to use my cuttlebug and emboss the tree to give it some dimension but forgot! time I might remember! I had to put a kitty in as I'm a feline "sucker". Everything is from either My Community or Walk in My Garden cartridges, except the sky paper.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G 

Birthday Wishes

Two more cards for today. Again these are for the current Bugaboo challenge-Anything goes.
A bright and cheerful Birthday card. I added stickles to the hat, wings, a bit to the balloon.

And the second card;
My new son n law is a fireman, in Alaska, way out where there's nothing!  He might get this card for his birthday.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Happy Birthday, 2 cards, 3 challenges

Whew it's been busy here today...LOVE it.
I have two Birthday cards and three challenges to enter them in. The first card is a Bugaboo image and computer generated sentiment. I have to tell you, I love Bugaboo images and this was so fun to color I did two.
This was colored with my Bic markers. Perfect young man card, I think. I'm entering this in Bugaboo, Catch the Bug challange-Anything goes. And in OWH mid week challenge-use dots. I have to tell you, I just learned how to do the "special sentiment" from this great site, here. KUDOS...I will be practicing this a LOT!

My next card is Hambo's latest image and challenge. Yup, I read the directions several times...USE lots of Gold. Okay, I did!  My brothers g/f's b'day is on the 17th so this card is for her.
 And a close up of the image;
Is he not the cutest? I usually don't make St. Pat's day cards. NOT a big fan of green...but this was perfect for Shannon's b'day. I added gold to the hat band and on the gold with my Gold leaf pen, then to make it shine, I added stickles to the pot of gold.
Time for lunch, I'm starving! LOL
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Happy Birthday

I have a very cute boy's Birthday card to show you. The image is Dustin Pikes and I can just see any young man and some, not so young men, playing with their new toy. Thanks Dustin.
The sketch and challenge I'm entering it in is from Guylou. At first I thought, "woo, lots of cutting there", for the sketch. Then after looking at it, I decided it is an awesome sketch. I used only papers in my stash. What a great way to use up bits and pieces.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

OWH mid week challenge

This week it is Mother's day cards. Hurry, just one day left at OWH for the mid week throwdown challenge.
Because I used a Z fold card I will include a blank 4.25x5.5 card base for the recipient to write their message on. The image is a free one I got at  I had to add some stickles to the flowers and the corner flowers on the blank card base, seeing as it is my new obsession.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Clearly Inspired Challenge #23

A new place, a new challenge...for me anyhow. I found this blog by surfing a bit this morning.  Then I recognized a couple d/t cards and thought I give it my best go.
My image is from Arthur's. My colors are pretty close to what they should be. And lastly, I used OWH sketch #50.
Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Monday, March 7, 2011

D2D dt call

Faith is looking for design team member(s). I love, love, love her images so I decided to apply. You can go here to see the details of what she is looking for in a design team member. I wish her luck in finding the perfect person/people to complete her team. I wish you luck if you go for it...but I want to be on her team! LOL
This is the image I choose, "Hoot" the owl. I paper pieced his wings and belly. I wanted it to have the "Americana" feel. Then I colored the background blue. But, wait a minute...Owls aren't out in daylight, so I had to find a way to tone down the blue. I think you'll see it turned out pretty good. I just went over the blue with my Prismacolor marker, Brick white.
I had some red gingham ribbon to add and a blue star. This card will be sent to OWH for our troops.
Happy Crafting
Shirley G

D2D weekly challenge

This week using Lucky Bird from D2D free image from the progressive challenge. Thanks Faith for another wonderful image to create with. If you don't already participate in the weekly challenge at D2D you can buy this image from her store.
I just love the stitched look on a lot of Faiths images. So I carried that onto the card base as well as around the image. Such bright colors make me want summer to be here now. Wish I lived somewhere it was year round...hmm HI?  Oh well back to reality, SO. IL is overcast today, chilly and expecting more rain the next couple days. ugh I want 80 degree weather!
Have a great day wherever you are and no matter the weather.
The sketch I used is from OWH, sketch #59. I'll also submit this in their challenge for this week.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Sunday, March 6, 2011

some cards for OWH

These cards are going to be sent to OWH, the images was donated to OWH for OWH cards only. That's cool, 90% of my cards are made with OWH in mind anyhow. I love these images. A HUGE thanks to the Artist, Fran S. What a very talented lady she is and generous to boot! :)

I added the cake image from clip art in Word. The scalloped circle behind it is from my Cricut Wild Card cartridge.  I had to have "grandma" have painted nails and 'diamond' earrings!  Sweet!

Don't ya just love this fish! va va voom is what "she" seems to be saying! okay maybe just to me!

This house is NOT crooked, just my camera angle! :)

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G.
AGGG blogger is messing with me, sorry for the funky looking post