Sunday, March 25, 2012

Side Step Card

Welcome back! I hope your weekend went well? Mine was wonderful! I was cooped up inside. It rained all weekend, but that was a good thing. I got a lot of things done. We were in much need of the rain. I'm very thankful.

I worked on another side step card. Like I said in my last post, this card is made from a recycled store bought greeting card.I have really gotten into these cards.  I tweaked it a little. Please go to this website and make one of your own. It is really easy.

How to make a side step card
http://www.shellysimages.com/side-step-card.html


Also, don't forget about the Blog Candy Giveaway! You have until April 2, 2012 to apply to be eligible to win.The rules are:
1.)  Become a follower of this blog.
2.) Leave a comment on this blog.
That's all there is, for a chance to win! That's easy, Right?

As always, I'm thrilled that you stopped by. Please come back soon.

Challenges entered:
1.) Paper Sundaes http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/  ........
Spring Blossoms
2.) Stamptacular Sunday challenge http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ ..............
3 B's I used, Blossoms, Birds, Butterflies & Blue
3.) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/ ...............Fancy Folds
4.) Sweet Crafter Saturday Challenge http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ ............Shabby chic/Vintage
5.) Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ .............Anything Goes
6.) Embellish Magazine http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/ .............Color challenge Blue, White, Pink, Beige
7.) Simply Create Too http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com/ .............Spring or Spring Colors
8.) Stampin' for the Weekend http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ .............Anything Goes
9.) Case Study http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/ ..................Anything Goes
10.) Cute Card Thursday http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ ................Anything Goes

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recycled Greetings............A Side Step Card

Hi everyone, I hope your day is going well? I have a new project I want to share with you.

I came across the instructions and tutorial on how to make a step card. I've done one before, but it's been a while and I couldn't find my instructions.
How to Make the Side Step Card.
http://www.shellysimages.com/side-step-card.html
This side step card that I've done, has a twist to it.

 My aunt gave me a whole stack of new bought greeting cards. I didn't want to get rid of them, so I was looking for a way to use them. This side step card is what I came up with. My aunt's birthday was just a few days ago, so I gave her one of her cards back. She loved it! She couldn't believe it was one I had recycled.

I'm so glad you visited today. Don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment on the Blog Candy Giveaway page for a chance to win. Check it out! Hugs Brenda

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway!

Hello everybody, It's Monday and tomorrow is the first day of Spring.  In celebrating spring, I would like to giveaway some eye candy.

This will be my first giveaway, so it will be a learning experience for me. They say you can't learn unless you do. Well, I'm about to find out. Lol

In this giveaway, I have several K & Company items that are coordinating colors.

Blog candy includes:
Brenda Walton Die Cut stickers
Berry Sweet glitter stickers
Berry Sweet adhesive chipboard
Brenda Walton embossed stickers
Classic K Mega Tag pad
Classic Assorted Mega Tag pad
                                                                       
 Berry Sweet 4.75 x 6.75 Designer Mat Pad


Rules for a chance to Win:

1.) Become a Follower of this Blog
2.) Leave a comment ( I would like to hear what some of your plans are for spring )

That's all there is to it! You have to do both to be eligible to win.
This will run from today ( Monday Mar. 19, 2012 until Monday Apr. 2, 2012 ). The winner will be drawn by Random Drawer and announced on Easter Sunday Evening Apr. 8, 2012.

Thank you for stopping by, and Good Luck! Hugs Brenda

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day in Savannah Ga!

Hi, to all my blogger family and friends out there! Happy St. Patrick's Day to Ya. I live about ten miles from the Down Town Savannah Ga. area. You gotta love Savannah on St. Patrick's Day. There are people everywhere. It is all just Beautiful!

I remember as a child, being in the parade and how exciting it was. By the way, Savannah Ga. has one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the world!



















Savannah takes St. Patrick's Day VERY seriously...growing up there it was always a day off of school....green grits....green water in the fountains...even green dye in the Savannah River. Back in the day going to the parade then a movie at the Lucas Theater and then lunch at the McCrory, Kress, or Woolworth's lunch counter....those were the days my friends.....
Well, I know this is a short post, but I wanted to pop in and share the fun with you.
The local news here, will also have a site to go to and watch some of the parade and festivities.http://www.wtocnews.com/



When it comes to St. Patrick's Day, we know that Chicago and New York are big names. But who would have dreamed that Savannah, Ga., hit No. 3 in Orbitz's picks for the top 10 St. Patrick's Day destinations? And with good reason.

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebrations - Savannah

Have a great St. Patrick's Day! Please stay safe. Hugs Brenda
St. Patrick's Day: Savannah, Ga., a true green spot in the South www.latimes.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day to Remember

Another Wednesday has come and on it's way out. Before I tell you about my card tonight, I would like to share some good news.

 I have won another challenge! I am so loving this. I entered a challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/  last week and I won. I am so excited. I don't know what I've won yet, but just as soon as I find out, I'll let you know. I'm sure I'll like whatever it is.

Okay, on to my card. This handmade card, I made for my oldest daughter Jessica. Her birthday is the day after St. Patrick's Day. When she was a child, we always celebrated her birthday on St. Patrick's Day. Now that she's an adult, she can do the celebrating on her own now. I thought this card would still be a great choice for her,because it does have some green on it, and it"s not all girly.She never was a girly girl.  She was the Tom Boy type. LOL! Happy Birthday Honey! I Love You So Much!

This is a very simple but pretty card.
Card Recipe:
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 white card stock base ( folded in half )
5 1/2 x 4 1/4 front cover ( designer paper )
1 1/2 x 5 1/2 strip for top ( designer paper )
Ribbon ( glued to the right of top designer paper )
sticker ( mounted on white card stock ) mounted onto the strip of designer paper at the top.
Flower
white pearl ( for center of flower )
Happy Birthday stamp ( stampin up ) stamped on white card stock, mounted on designer paper, mounted on another piece of designer paper

There you go! You have a very nice card to give to any young lady or woman on your list.

Challenges entered:
1.) Cupcake Inspirations http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/ ..............Green, White, Blue,Red, & Yellow
2.) Let's Ink It Up http://www.letsinkitup.blogspot.com/ .............Show us your Flowers
3.) Paper Sundaes http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ ....................Feminine Flair
4.) Simon Says Stamp and Show http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ .............Anything Goes
5.) The Pink Elephant http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ ..................Photo Color Challenge Green,Blue,Red,Pink,Lavender & White



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hippity Hoppity

Hi everyone! Glad you could stop by and pay me a visit. I just want to say that today has been a beautiful day to be out and about. The birds were singing and the azaleas are in full bloom around here!

 My husband and I along with my mom and her husband went to the Rattlesnake and wildlife festival. It was packed! For those of you that might not know what that is, well it's a festival that takes place in my birth place town of Claxton Ga. ( The Fruit Cake Capital of the World. ) It's known all over the world.

Anyway, the festival educates the community about the surrounding wildlife and how to stay protected. It also allows vendors to come in and sell all sorts of foods, crafts and live music and clogging.
Okay! Onto the card that I'm posting. This card was done from a sketch from The House That Scraps Built http://www.thehousethatscrapsbuilt.com/ . This sketch was challenging for me for sure. But I guess that's why it's called a challenge. Right? LOL! I hope it inspires someone out there! I will post the challenges that I enter, a little later.

Thank you again for stopping by. Come back soon! Ya Hear! Hugs Brenda

Challenges Entered:
1.) The Old Back Porch: 52 Card Pickup http://www.oldbackporch.com/ .................Anything Goes
2.) Craft Your Passion Challenges http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ .................Anything Goes
3.) Stamp with Fun http://stampwithfun.blogspot.com/ ..............." Pink-Green "
4.) The Pink Elephant http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ .............Let's See Those Layers " at least three "
5.) Ladybug Cards Ink TLT Challenge http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ .............Pink and Girly
6.) Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ .............." Let's See Those Layers "
7.) Crazy 4 Challenges http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ ................Spring is in the Air
8.) Crafty Creations Challenges http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ ..................Stripes
9.) Card Makin Mamas http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ ...................Let's See Some Green
10.) 2 Sisters Challenge Blog http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ ...................Spring Colors
11.) Party Time Tuesdays http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/ ................Lots of Bling
12.) Inky Impressions Challenges http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/ ..............Use Green
13.) Flutter By Wednesdays http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ ...................Springtime & Butterfly
14.) The House That Scraps Built http://www.thehousethatscrapsbuilt.com/ .................Sketch Challenge

Thursday, March 8, 2012

365 Cards Top Designer..........

Thank you Design Team over at 365 Cards http://365cards.blogspot.com/ for choosing my Handmade Card as one of your winners for the three flourishes challenge. I proudly display my button. Hugs Brenda       








                                     

Monday, March 5, 2012

Tweet Tweet!

Good afternoon everyone! I pray that everyone is safe from all the storms that came through. Let's remember those that wasn't as fortunate. Those that have lost family, friends, and also those that maybe recovering. Let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers.

Well, last night I played around a little bit with my stamps and things that I had taken with me to my daughter's house. I still haven't unpacked my craft bag from the trip. LOL!

This is what I came up with! My husband loved it! So do I! It came together so quick! I love the colors and everything about it. I took a card sketch from CPS Card Sketches http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/  I really had fun with this card. I hope this is an inspiration for you as well.

Let's see how many challenges I can enter this card into. I will post later, all of the challenges that I find. Thanks again for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday! Hugs Brenda

Challenges entered:
1.) CPS Card Sketches http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ ......................Card Sketch
2.) Pile It On http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ ........................Spots, Stripes or Both
3.) Cupcake Inspirations http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/ ..................Baby Chicks
4.) Let's Ink It Up http://www.letsinkitup.blogspot.com/ .....................Show us your flowers
5.) Sunday's with Crissy http://sundayswithcrissy.blogspot.com/ ..................."Animals" Fur, Feathers, Claws or Tails
6.) The ABC Challenge http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/ .................K for Kraft
7.) All That Scraps Wednesday's Challenge http://atsblog.typepad.com/wednesdayschallenge ..............It's all about the "Sparkle"
8.) Craft Your Passion Challenges http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/ ................Anything Goes
9.) Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ ..................Photo Challenge Red, Brown & Black
10.) Southern Girls Challenge http://www.southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.com/ ................."Show us a Secret" ( my secret is......I had to cover up some boo-boos )