Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Test with a Cute Picture

So this is a test post because I have been having problems with the spacing in my blog posts.

We'll see if this works.

Here's a pic of Kellan from Sunday. He turned one on Easter. I think he's cutting some new teeth, and he had a miserable night before and a not so hot day, but he did at least enjoy the cupcake! I can't believe my baby is a year old. This past year has gone by too fast.


Okay, so this is not working.....

Why won't it just return one line instead of having huge spaces inbetween these lines????? If you have an answer for me....please let me know!!! Thanks!

A Card and a Story

Here's another card I made that is just like the card I did for the last Color Throwdown. I just wanted to see what it would look like using different colors.Sorry the pic isn't' that great. I have no excuse as the sun is actually making an appearance today. I should have gone outside to take the picture. And I know the blue butterfly isn't stamped perfect, but hey, call me lazy, after stamping all the other butterflies, I just didn't feel like re-doing the whole thing again.

Now for the story.

Last night was a deadline for a PC call for their Holiday Cards and More publication. I had made a couple of cards I wanted to submit, but life has been super crazy the past few weeks, and so here I was at 10 pm just beginning to submit the few cards I had. Then while I was submitting them I got a couple of other ideas for amazing cards, and so I hustled as fast as I could to crank 'em out and photograph them, and as I was submitting my favorite card, I looked on my computer clock and it said 10:58, but I was almost done. I hit submit, but I had gone too fast, and the picture hadn't uploaded entirely, and it then brought me to a screen that said I needed to add a photo, and then by the time I got back to getting everything figured out, it was past the deadline, and I couldn't submit it. It was a card that used non holiday specific product, and I was so excited to have made the card because it used a stamp set that I have been trying to play around with more and have had a tough time using it.....can ya guess which one? Here's a hint: it's the same one I used to make the above card!!! I'm going to submit it for another call, but I don't know if it will fit this other category exactly. We'll just have to see!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter a Day Early!

Just wanted to share a little Easter card I whipped up for card class this past week! It was a really simple card, but I just love this little bunny peeking out from behind the eggs of the Easter Basket! Sorry about the picture, I didn't feel like going outside! You can't really see, but the eggs have Crystal Effects on them, so they are super shinny! I hope you and your families are having a wonderful Easter Celebration with whatever traditions you may have. It is going to be a busy day in the Winkelman household, as Kellan's first birthday is on Easter this year! We are having a big family dinner here at our home, followed by a birthday celebration for our littlest man!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

One Last Royal Reject

Here is the last card that I submitted to the PC Stamping Royalty Contest.

After seeing some of the cards up for honorable mention from this contest....I realized this poor little card never had a chance.

Here is a close up of the flower soft I used on the tree to attempt to give it a feel of spring blossoms.

Be sure to check out all the stamps I have for sale....I just added about 20 more sets the other day! There are also some punches and dies I am selling as well. Just click on the stamps for sale tab under my blog header and it will take you directly to my sale page!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Color ThrowDown #138

Here's the card I made for this weeks' Color ThrowDown.

I've been wanting to play a lot more with this stamp set, but with trying to get cards finished for PC's submission calls, I haven't had much time. I am trying to grow my relationship with this set. I think it is amazing and has so many possibilities, and I am just hoping to create some amazing cards with it.

Gonna keep this short as I just have a few precious minutes....Kellan is sleeping and I have about a half hour before the 3 other boys are out of school and my quiet house turns into chaos!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Whisper White and Night of Navy CS by SU

Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, and White ink by SU

Modern Basics Stamp Set by PTI

Rhinestones by SU, Corner Chomper

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A New Color Challenge for Me


I can't remember the last time I stayed up until almost 1am stamping!

Yay for me! Whoo Hoo!

I have been prepping for my card class, creating some new cards, and blog hopping, and I came across this color challenge!Aren't these colors so much fun?

I had to use Modern Basics from PTI, as I am forming a love/hate relationship with it. I love what other people do with this stamp set, and hate what I do with this stamp set. I'm working on this.

Well, I gave it a whirl tonight, and here it is, world!

Sorry the picture isn't that great, but I had to take it inside since, well, it is going on the middle of the night!

ETA: As I was about to publish this post, our Internet went out, and I have been without it for a couple of days........so it is not the middle of the night as I am posting this......but oh well! Plus it gave me the chance to snap a picture of this card outside....so that's a plus!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Chocolate chip, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Card Stock by SU

Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and Poppy Parade Ink by SU

Modern Basics and Think Big Favorites 2 by PTI, Stripes by Savvystamps

Rhinestones by SU, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon by SU, Corner Chomper

Friday, April 15, 2011

Rejected From Royalty

Here are four of the cards I submitted to the Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty Contest. It is always amazing to me of how my perspective changes over time about cards I have made. I was really excited about all of these card when I first made them, which was a considerable amount of time prior to the deadline. As the deadline approached, I began to feel less and less confident that any of these cards had what it would take to 'wow' people, and win the Stamping Royalty Contest. There were, I believe over 2,200 entries for this contest, with only 15 cards being chosen. Those are not very good odds. But that does leave me able to share them here on my blog. The thinking of you card, with the tree is probably my most favorite.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sam's Birthday Invites

I wanted to share the birthday invites I made for Sam's 6th Birthday Party. I can't believe he is going to be 6 on Sunday!
I went back and forth trying to decide what to do for his invites. I eventually decided on making them using this cake from Lawn Fawn's Bake Me A Cake Stamp Set. I now have all of my stamp sets that I am selling, listed on my blog! Yea for me. I have been wanting to do this for months, and finally got around to doing it! If you click on the tab under my blog header that says 'Stamps for Sale', it should take you right to the page where they are listed!
Thanks for Stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Little Change

Is there something different?

Well, yes there is. I have wanted to change my blog background color back to white for some time now, but the last time I went to change it, blogger had changed their template designs, and my template was old, and it was confusing, and I just didn't want to deal with it, so I left it how it was.

I really didn't like the color though.

Recently my friend Kelley has made a MAJOR change to her blog, and she inspired me to just go ahead and try to navigate my way through the new templates in order to get things back to white.

Well, one thing led to another, and this is what I have come up with for the time being. There are some more things I want to change, or things that aren't quite right, but at this moment I have kids to tend to, and dinner to make, so it will have to do for now.

Really, I just wanted the background to go back to white.

Oh, and I know I haven't posted a card in a LONG time. I am hoping later tonight to post all the cards that I turned in to PC's Stamping Royalty Contest.

One of the reasons I have not posted was that it was Spring Break and we went to the beach house for a few days. I know this picture is not of a card, but atleast it's something to look at!
Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!