Sunday, July 25, 2010

Head in the Clouds Kaylee

Wow!! That's quite a room isn't it? Of course, as girly-girl goes, it's perfect. What I wouldn't have given to have a funky room like this when I was little! This photo is the inspiration shot for Crazy 4 Challenges #47 this week. Below is my take on the photo. I found the awesome digi image at Some Odd Girl. She's called "Heads in the Clouds Kaylee," and she seemed the perfect fit for this challenge. Don't you just love the sparkly rhinestone on her shoe? I imagine that this card would be a fun card for one girlfriend to give to matter how old they are!!

Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges #47
Digi Image: Head in the Clouds Kaylee: Some Odd Girl
Stamp: Sentiment: Unity
Inks: Black Mimento
Patterned Paper: KI Memories
Extras: Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon-Lemon Tart: Papertrey Ink, Copics, Dimensionals, Crystal Stickers: Mark Richards

Friday, July 23, 2010

You are Fabulous!!

Hello! You know, sometimes when you're working with creativity you just have to go for it! All that is to say that these are not my typical colors, but I thought I'd give them I try. I figure if I don't push myself to try new things, I'll just get stuck in a rut and that's no fun! I just kept adding things to this card to make it "right." I was totally laughing. I was reminded of the first and second graders I teach who often think that MORE is BETTER. You know: more glue, more coloring, more sequins, more writing, more not true! So, I stopped and this card is the result. I hope you like it! Don't forget, YOU are FABULOUS!

Challenge: Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #17
Stamps: July KOM: Unity; Where You Should Be: Ippity
Ink: Sage Shadow: Stampin' UP
Paper: More Mustard, Sage Shadow: Stampin' UP; Kioshi Patterned Paper: Basicgrey
Extras: Swarovski crystals, Nocturne rhinestone accent: Colorbok, dimensionals, scallop edge punch

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Hello!! It is a rainy, hot morning here in Illinois. Since I couldn't be out in my garden, I decided to bring the garden inside! Actually, I was trying to think of an idea to go with the JUGS color challenge this week that is navy, green, orange and cream. I was stuck until I remembered this great garden set I got from Stampin' UP several years ago! I think it's a perfect fit, if I do say so myself! I had lots of fun going on the internet to see what the flowers for each herb looked like. I know, sounds crazy, but I really enjoyed myself and learned about the herbs along the way.

I hope your day is filled with beautiful gardens and sunshine!

Challenge: JUGS #42
Stamp Set: Sweet Herbs: SU
Ink: Black Mimento, Jumbo Java Chalk Ink: Versamark
Paper: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Cream: SU; Nook and Pantry dp: Basicgrey
Extras: Copics, Stampin' UP markers, ribbon, dimensionals, twine: Papertrey Ink

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Happy Wednesday!! Just in under the wire is my card for the Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #16. I happen to just love ladybugs and, of course, the traditional black, red and white that goes with them. The ladybugs are popped up on dimensionals and look like they are going to fly right off the card!! Enjoy:)

Challenge: Unity Hip Hop Sketch Challenge #16
Stamps: Unity March and May KOM
Ink: Black Mimento
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White: SU

Extras: Red heart button, floss, dimensionals, black pen, Scallop edge punch: SU, round punches, ribbon

Saturday, July 17, 2010

So Grateful and Fly Free

Good Evening!!! Thanks so much to Pam and Lynn for following me! When I get a bit more tech savvy, I'll figure out how to actually email my followers to thank them.....but I can't right now:) It seems I would have to become a follower myself and THAT doesn't seem right!

I made this card for the Unity Addicts Challenge #9. Their challenge was a color challenge to use teal, orange and navy. I have to admit that the color combo wasn't a natural fit for me, so it took me a while to play with them. I decided to use the teal just as an accent. I'm loving the images from Unity that have designs within the stamped image like this bird does. The images seem so fresh and kind of funky!

The card below was one I made the other day when I felt that I really needed to "fly free." You know, one of those days when nothing seems right and you just want to take a pass on everything!?! I decided to make several cards and express my thoughts that way. Creating cards does that for me. Creating can take me to another place that is so much more peaceful and calm. I love the flow that happens when I'm just creating and not thinking about anything else. I sure hope that you get that feeling sometimes too. There's nothing like it!!

So Grateful
Challenge: Unity Addicts Challenge #9
Stamps: June Kit of the Month: Unity
Ink: Night of Navy: Stampin' UP
Paper: dp- Gaga for Gingham: Lauren Meader; cs-Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie: Stampin' UP
Extras: rhinestone flower, marker, dimensionals

Fly Free
Stamps: June Kit of the Month: Unity
Ink: Garden Green: Stampin' UP, Jumbo Java Chalk Ink: Versamark
Paper: Nook and Pantry: Basicgrey
Extras: dimensionals, scallop edge punch

Monday, July 12, 2010

Girl Holding Flowers

Good evening! I created this card with a special little neighbor girl in mind. She is the cutest thing with brown hair and she LOVES my flowers. I enjoy having her around. She is SO full of enthusiasm.

See you soon!

Challenges: Alphabet Challenge-K is for Kids
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge 81
Stamps: Girl Holding Flowers: Hero Arts
Ink: Black Mimento
Paper: Lemonade: Basicgrey; Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Whisper White: SU
Extras: flower punch, Lush rhinestones: MME, Labels 4 Nestibilities, dimensionals, copics, Dazzling Diamonds:SU

Friday, July 9, 2010

Welcome to Creative Happenings!

Hello! This is a place where I plan to share ideas, projects and thoughts on and about creativity. I am at heart a rubber stamper and much of what I share will be cards that I have made. Who knows what else will come up? I hope that you stick around to see!

My first project is stamped with a sentiment that is so important to me. I try to remind myself of it everyday.

See you soon!!

Challenges: Unity Addicts' Challenge #8, CPS #174
Stamps: Where You Should Be: Ippity
Inks: Black Mimento
Paper: Sugar Rush: Basicgrey; Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Pixie Pink: SU; Lemon Tart: Papertrey Ink

Extras: Mellow Moss Organza: SU; SU markers, flower stickpins, buttons, Lush rhinestones: MME