Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mojo 217

It's the end of the month so it's square or round over at the Mojo Monday blog.  For me it's a round card today!  I used my scalloped circle spellbinder die so this is a little card, but it's so cute!  I used a stamp set from Basic Grey called "Snow Baby", along with the coordinating paper.  This little Eskimo girl just looks so adorable.  I colored her with copic markers and added glitter to her hood.  What girl doesn't like a little sparkle every now and then?  If you're my daughter it's sparkles every day all day long!  A little seam binding from Paper Loves Glue etsy store and a snow flake and this card is done!  I hope everyone has a good week and thank you for taking a peek!


Paper:  Basic Grey patterned papers, Bravo Burgandy, Whisper White cardstock from SU
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo black, Copic markers
Stamps:  Snow Baby from Basic Grey
Embellishments:  Spellbinders scallop circles, Cricut Accents and Elements, seam binding, snowflakes from Jolee, Dazzling Diamonds from SU

Papercraft Star Challenge 73!

Hello blogland friends!  This week over the Papercraft Star we have a beautiful sketch created by the super talented Kim of Paper Loves Glue.  What a great sketch.  I've actually made quite a few cards using this sketch.  For this one I went with a simple card so I could mass produce it.  Since I started stamping, family and friends expect the handmade cards from our family, and since I have a long Christmas card list, keeping it simple will keep me sane!  I started with a base of Shimmer white card stock from SU.  Then I adhered one of my "go to" images from The House Across The Bay called Crayola Grunge 024.   I printed this off on an ivory card stock and embossed it using a cuttle bug holly leaf folder.  I added a stripped patterned paper punched with a decorative edge punch.  The seam binding is from Kim's Etsy shop and makes bows beautifully.  The stamped images are from Waltzing mouse die cut using Spellbinders.  Super easy and fun!  I hope you have a chance to play along this week.  I'd love to see your take on this sketch!  Just link up your projects by Monday 6:00 a.m. EST for your chance to win some beautiful digital images from The House Across The Bay.  For more inspiration check out the rest of the Design Team's creations!  Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!



Paper:  Shimmer White, Always Artichoke cardstock from SU, Patterned paper from Bo Bunny
Stamps:  Very Vintage Christmas from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink:  Chocolate Chip from SU, Copic markers
Embellishments:  Cuttlebug Holly ribbon embossing folder, Spellbinders circles and lacey circles, seam binding from Paper Loves Glue Etsy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Anything Goes!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope things are not too hectic for everyone.  This week at the Papercraft Star, our challenge is "Anything Goes"!  That's right, create anything your heart desires and link it up by Monday 6:00 a.m. EST. for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For my project I altered a photo tray from 7 Gypsies.  I used various patterned papers from Webster's Pages, The Girl's Paperie, and some beautiful images from The House Across The Bay.

In this section I stamped a silhouette from Clear Art Stamps, and a sentiment from Webster's Pages.  The butterfly is adhered to the frame itself.  I then added a rosette which I tucked a sequin heart and tag behind, along with a hat pin.  The next spot I used the "Romantic Lace 098" paired with Vintage Children's Book Illustrations 198, from The House Across The Bay.  These little images are so adorable.  For the last couple of spots I adhered one of my favorite pics of my little girl, and along side is another image from the Romantic Lace digi sheet.  The crown is from Tim Holtz which I colored white using some Whisper White craft ink from Stampin Up.  

My favorite element from this side of the tray is definitely the little banner I made using some Wrights rose garland and the Fabric inchies cut into triangles.  The "A" is a chipboard letter from Making Memories, and a frame from Tattered Angles which I added silver stickles to.  The flowers are from Prima and leaves were made from Martha Stewart leaf punches.  The next section is a pic of my daughter with a little sentiment from Webster's Pages adhered to the frame.  In the next spot is a piece of cardstock that I embossed and added a flourish and flower to.  The last section I created a small mini album that can be removed and pictures added.  In the last spot is another image from "Romantic Lace", and a bow made from seam binding and small flower.  This project was loads of fun to create, and it reminded me of how quickly time flies by.  During all the chaos that sometimes comes with the holidays I hope you are able to take some time for yourself.  I hope you will join us this week over at the Papercraft Star!  Thank you for stopping by!

Wishing you the Happiest of Thanksgivings,


Monday, November 21, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge 108

Play Date Cafe's challenge this week is a rich array of colors of Maroon, Copper, and Tumeric.   So many beautiful colors.  Here's my card using the colors.  I used a patterned paper from Webster's Pages, and a sentiment from Verve Stamps.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers to give them more shading toward the color story.  I really like the way they turned out, it's like the flowers are jumping off the paper.   I hope everyone is having a good week.  I went to the grocery store today, and it was PACKED!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Thank you for stoping by.  


Paper:  Buttercream card stock from Taylored Expressions, More Mustard, Real Rust, Bravo Burgandy cardstock from SU
Ink:  Real Rust, Versa Mark, Copic markers
Stamps:  Verve
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, Martha Stewart leaf punch, half backed pearls, ribbon from SU

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mojo Monday on a Wednesday!

Hello my bloggy friends!  If you're looking for my Papercraft Star "Thank you", please click HERE.  Today I had a chance to play with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  I love sketches, mostly because everyone sees the sketch in a different way.  Weather it's flipped or a different shape is used, it always amazes me to see how different they come out.  I am convinced that there are creative people out there who see the world a little differently than others.  The sketch crew for the Mojo Monday blog must be those people.  There are some super pretty cards already linked up.  For my card I used patterned papers from a Prima collection called "Madeline".  I started out with a card stock called "Soft Sky" from SU (retired).  Then I adhered coordinating papers from the "Madeline" collection.  My sentiment is from Verve's "Feel the Sun", which is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and cut using the Vintage Oval die from Verve.  The lace is from my stash and the flower is from Maya Rd.  A little flourish, and push pin complete my card.  I hope everyone is enjoying their week.  Thank you for stopping by.


Paper:  patterned paper from Prima's Madeline collection, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip cardstock, by SU
Stamps:  Feel the Sun by Verve
Ink:  Chocolate Chip from SU
Embellishments:  Vintage lace, Vintage Oval die by Verve, flower by Maya Rd,  heart by Martha Stewart, Push Pin by Webster's Pages, Flourish by Prima

Papercraft Star Challenge 71

Challenge time again!  This week's focus is "Thank You".  Create a project and upload it for a chance to win digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  There's always new images added to this Etsy store and I found me a font that I just had to use in my project.  Of course the inspiration photo is always there for you to use, but I was inspired this week by the fun and bright colors I'm seeing in the Christmas decorations.  Using a template from "My Time Made Easy" I cut out a take out box and covered it using some Bo Bunny patterned papers.  For my sentiment I used Circle Alphabet 086 to spell out the words "Thank U".  The rosette was made using a Tim Holtz die, which I adhered the "U" to the center.   I then added a simple bow with a crocheted flower.  I like the way this one turned out, a change from my usual style.  I look forward to seeing what you all create and be sure to check out the rest of the design team's projects! Just link your creations to the Papercraft Star Blog by Monday 6:00 a.m. EST for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor, The House Across The Bay.   Hope everyone is enjoying their week and thank you for stopping by.


Papers:  Whisper White cardsotck from SU,  Patterned papers from Bo Bunny
Embellishments:  Tim Holtz Rosette die, Font from THATB, edge punch from SU

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Card Positioning Sketch Challenge 243

Hello everyone.  I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  I thought I'd pop in for a quick post.  With Christmas just around the corner I jump at every chance to get those holiday cards made.  For this card I used this week's CPS sketch challenge.  What a great sketch.  I just love how different it is.  For this card I used the papers from K&Co Peppermint Twist Mat Pad.  This had been a real fun pad with it's non traditional colors of pinks and blues.  The sentiment I used is from W plus 9 Design Studio.  This is the first time I've used these stamps and I have to say I really love this stamp set.  They have such cute stamps and they stamp really well.  I'll list out all the supplies once I find all the links.  I hope everyone continues to enjoy their weekend, and thank you for taking a peek:-)


Paper:  Butter cream cardstock from Taylored Expressions, patterned papers from K & CO Peppermint Twist Mat Pad
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Rose Red from SU
Stamps:  Christmas Wishes by Wplus9
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, ribbon, snowflake stickers from Jolee

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Good Wednesday morning everyone!  Today opens another challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  This week's challenge is to use a number in your project.  This challenge has so many possibilities, from birthday to Christmas.  For my card I used a patterned paper from Webster's Pages that had printed numbers on them to make a more masculine card.  Starting off with a Kraft base I also added papers from Graphic 45's Christmas pack.  The patterned papers worked perfectly together with the circus image from The House Across The Bay.  This sheet of digi's is jammed packed with fabulous vintage circus posters, the more I see it the more it's becoming my new favorite from The House Across the Bay.  I'd love to see what you come up with using numbers.  Enter your project before Monday 6:00 a.m Est.  for your chance to win some digital images from our sponsor, The House Across The Bay.  Thank you for stopping by.


Papers:  Graphic 45's Christmas, Websters Pages, Kraf, Basic Blackt Cardstock from SU,
Ink;  Distress inks from Ranger
Embellishments:  Spellbinders, vintage buttons, seam binding, image form THATB

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Smooches!

Hello my bloggy friends!  Hope everyone is having a good week so far.  Here in Central Texas we had a cold front come in!  After a summer of 100 degree weather everyday, it's time to break out the winter coats, hats and mittens!  This change of weather put me in the mood to create this card.  The color inspiration came from this weeks challenge from the "My Partner In Crafting Crime", and I used a sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday.  These colors were just so fun to work with, I mean why not use pink in a holiday card.  I used a hot pink cardstock as my base.  I created my own background paper by stamping snowflakes in pink pirouette and added some faux stitching.  I then cut out a circle from some pink pirouette cardstock and embossed it with a swiss dot folder.  The image is a stamp from Taylored Expressions set called Penguin Pals.  Aren't these the cutest little penguins!!!  I just love these little cuties.  I colored them with Copic markers and added a little blush to their cheeks.  Once I die cut the image using Spellbinders labels fourteen, I matted it to some Certain Celery cardstock.  My embellishment was created using some tulle a little tinsel cord and a flourish.  I topped it off with a snowflake from K&Co.  This one was such a fun card.  I hope everyone enjoys the weekend and thank you for stopping by.


Stamps:  Pinguin Pals from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette cardstock from SU, Choice White from Taylored Expressions, Patterned paper from Making Memories
Ink:  Memento Tuexedo Black, Copic Markers,
Embellishments:  Cuttle bug embossing folder, Spellbinders labels fourteen, Snowflake from K&Co., pearl flourish

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge 69

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far.  Today starts another challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  Create a project using a flourish and link it up by Monday 6:00 a.m. EST for a chance to win digital images from our sponsor The House Across The Bay.  For my card I used some Buff Ivory cardstock from the Kraft Outlet, and matted some patterned paper from October Afternoon.  I stitched around the edges with an aqua thread.  I used some images from The House Across The Bay called Text Backgrounds 066, and Valentine Scrabble 096.  I have an anniversary coming up and I thought this little Valentine image would work just perfectly as an Anniversary card.  For the little banner I used a Spellbinders die to create the dove tail banner and added bubble letters.   A pink silk ribbon, a leaf from Maya Rd, and of course some flourishes complete my card.  I hope you have a chance to play along this week.  For more inspiration check out the other Design team members projects!  Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.


I would like to enter this in the Kraft Journal Challenge, border punches and banners.

Paper:  Buff Ivory, Kraft cardstock from The Kraft Outlet, Chocolate Chip cardstock from SU,patterned paper from October Afternoon
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress inks, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen.
Embellishments:  Spellbinders Pennant die, Martha Stewart edge punch, Silk ribbon from Taylored Expression, leaf pin from Maya Rd.