Friday, June 29, 2012

It's a Moxie Fab Love Challenge

Hello!  Happy Friday!  I know I haven't been posting as much this week but I've been working on some things for publications and doing some layouts just for my own books... but finally I have a card to share, yay!!!  I made this card for the Moxie Fab Love Challenge that is going on right now... ( there are lots of other challenges going on over there too, so stop by and join the fun! )

Materials Used:
Stamps: Penny Black, Kaisercraft
Ink: Memento
Glitz Double sided tape
Martha Stewart Glitter
Staples ( went over staples with black Recollections slick marker)
Old pattern paper
May Arts lace ribbon
SRM sticker ( stitches)

Thanks so much and hope you have a Moxifabulous weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Two Challenges In One!

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I am stopping by today to share a card I made based on A Homespun Affair Color's Challenge ( by the way did you see their first publication? It was awesome!  Can't wait for another one! ), and the Crafts Meow Sketch Challenge ( loved this sketch! )...

Materials Used:
Stamps: Itty Bitty and Webster Pages, Sentiment - American Crafts
Ink: Stampin Up! and Versa Mark
Flowers: from my long time stash
Brad: Recollections
Pearl and Gem: Teressa Collins
Paper Peircer
Ribbon: from stash

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Black and Blue... and White too!

Hello and Happy Friday yay!!!!!!!!!  I'm stopping in with a card I've made based on the Play Date Cafe Color Challenge: blue black, and white... and I also used the PTI: Make It Monday Challenge: Border Sentiments ( loved this simple technique! ):

Materials Used:
Stamps: PTI - Stitches and Swirls, Technique Tuesday's - Sentiment
Ink: Memories - black, Memento - blue
Smooches in stardust
Glitter Liner
Corner Rounder

* I am also entering this into the following challenges:
CARDZ TV - Anything Goes
Paper Play Time - Anything Goes plus a Sentiment
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Guy Card

Hello!  I know it is past Father's Day, but I am here to share a father's day card I made for my Father-in-law and for part of the DL.Art's Thankful Thursday Challenge: Card for a Man...

Super CAS card, but it works for a man!

Materials Used:
Paper: MME - Miss Caroline and Indie Chic
Brads: Recollections
Stamps: American Crafts ( Frame) Martha Stewart (Letters)
Ink: Brown Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TAWS Challenge... Just made it!

Have you ever had one of those challenges that you have had in your mind that you are going to take part of and then you start working on the 10 other projects laying all over my your table until you realize oh my gosh I never got that challenge project done... but whew I have just barely made it for the TAWS Challenge... and if you haven't see The Alley Way Stamps then you don't know what you are missing because they are the cutest!!!  Here is my entry:

Patterned Paper: SEI
Alley Way Stamps - Priceless Joy
SSDS - sentiment
Ink: Memories
Watercolor Inks

Based on this picture:

I am also entering this into the following challenge:
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes just add a sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

PS - V's Sweet Ideas has a new Challenge Blog that starts this July so go sign up to follow for a chance to win a prize while we wait for the new challenge to begin!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Layout to share

Hello!  I'm checking in today with a two page Layout based on sketch #212 over at Creative Scrappers:

 Page #1 is based on the sketch, while I improvised on Page #2 to make a matching page...

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard Letters: Jillibean Soup
Pen: Creative Memories
Brads: Recollections
Other: Sequins
Quote: American Traditional Designs
Perfect Pearls Mist

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 18, 2012

V's Sweet Ideas Blog: New challenge blog Giveaway!

Make sure you stop by to join in the fun and giveaway chance! 

V's Sweet Ideas Blog: New challenge blog Giveaway!

2nd CAS-ual Fridays Entry

I am here today to share another card I have made for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!  ( What can I say I had fun playing with acetate! )

Clear Stamp: SSDS
Inks: Memento
Fabric Tape: Dailylike
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Lace Ribbon: May Arts
Rub-on Sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving me kind words of support they always mean the world to me!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day and Quick Challenge Card

Hello and I hope you all are enjoying your Father's Day with your loved ones!  I'm just popping in real quick to share this card I made based on The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge and the SSDS sketch challenge!

Materials Used:
SSDS Clear Stamp Set
VersaMark Ink
Lace Ribbon by May Arts
Ribbon ( bought in a stash of ribbon)
Glossy Accents
Brad: The Paper Studio

 Based on these:

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!!
Happy Crafting! ( Maybe tomorrow hehehe! )

Saturday, June 16, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays... at it again!

Hello!  Today I am happy to say that I am on the ball of things when it comes to this weeks CAS-ual Friday's Challenge, because I have one to share with you today and it isn't the day before it's due!!!!!  woo hoo!!!!  So without further ado....

How did I use my acetate you might ask?  Well I stamped the filler flower image onto my card base, then I stamped the outer flower image with Staz-On onto my acetate.  A little fussy cutting later and viola, I adhered it to the bottom layer with glossy accents to keep it clear and I added some glitter liner for some added dimension... I love the shiny effect it gave and can't wait to try this with other images!

Staz-On Ink
Memories Ink
Mixed Media Ink
Clear Stamps: Martha Stewart and Fiskars
Viva Glitter Liner
Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for stopping by today I just lopve reading your comments, they always make me smile!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DCWV/ May Arts Challenge Project * You get to vote too!

* Voting instruction go here... please take some time to support your fellow crafters and vote!!!

Hello!  I am so very excited to share today's project with you, because I am one of the twenty-five people choosen to take part in the DCWV/May Arts Challenge!  I had so much fun working with these two companies products and with how prominent they are in our community I am sure you know all about them too!

For the challenge we were given half a stack of the Snapshot Stack and one yard of four various ribbons/trims.  My project idea was to create a "frame banner" for lack of a better title, and here is what I created...

And I have also created a photo tutorial so you can create your own:

First, I found a frame at a second hand store and I spray painted it white.

I came up with a title so I knew how many pennants I would have on the inside of the frame, and to base my sizing of everything. My next step was to choose which paper to use for my pennants and I cut mine out using my Cricut Expression and B is for Boy Cartridge.

Since the Snapshot Stack had a wonderful paper of blank Polaroids I knew I decided to put my pictures "inside" of them.

I then sewed on pockets with cut up strips of blue patterned paper and the white crochet ribbon along the bottom.  I  glued my title on by attaching one word to each pennant.

That's when the fun of fussy cutting came into play as I picked and chose which embellishments I wanted to cut off of various papers in the pack and where to place them.  I also added the various ribbons in throughout the pennants.

To jazz up my frame I created a fan flower by simply looping the black crochet ribbon and hot gluing between each loop.  I top my flower off with a shiny brad and string bow.  ( I later went back and added another knot bow in the yellow chevron ribbon for a fuller look )

I went with a more modern touch to connect my pennants by simply connecting paperclips together and to each pennant, they just seemed to go with the stack and the overall feel of the project.


Thank you so very much for stopping by and for your support it means the world!

**Make sure you head over to cast your vote and to see what the other challengers have created!!!** 

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Play Date Cafe Challenge...

Hello and welcome to post number 2 for the day, yay!!!  For my Simple Stories LO post make sure you scroll down!  Now I'm going to share my Play Date Cafe Challenge Entry:

Materials Used:
Clear Stamp: Hero Arts
Cling Stamp: Penny Black ( warm wishes )
Dye Ink: PTI Canyon Clay, Memento - Bahama Blue
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic - Turquoise
Adhesive: Glue Dots and Sticky Doos
Twine: The Twinery - Caribbean
Stickles: Turquoise

Isn't this just so fun?!   I was very happy with it's turnout and I have to admit I never would normally think to put these colors together, but I love them!  Thanks for stopping by!!!
Happy Crafting!

Simple Stories LO

Hello!  I am stopping in to share my latest LO using the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer Line...

Materials Used:
Bazill Basics
Patterned paper, title, journal box, and sentiment: Simple Stories: 100 Days of Summer
Pinwheel and play sticker: Jolee's
Adhesive Gems: K & C Company
Brown String: May Arts
Brads: Recollections
Holiday Cakes Cartridge
Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I am entering this into the Simple Stories Challenge.

I really love Simple Stories collections because they have so much too them!  All of the details that can be fussy cut to make many LO's is just awesome!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you all here tomorrow for my Big reveal of the DCWV/ May Arts Challenge that I was a part of!!!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 11, 2012

May Arts/DCWV Challenge Update

Ok quick announcement... I just found out that the Challenge that I was a part of for May Arts and DCWV will not be going up for votes until this Wednesday so for all of those who follow my blog and know that I had been encouraging you to stop by today please stop by on Wednesday!!! I really appreciate it!  And to all of those who may have seen my scheduled post this morning it will be back up on Wednesday and thank you so much for the comments you already left and I hope to see you back for the voting on Wednesday!  I'll be back either later tonight or tomorrow with a different post... until then!!!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

MSS Block Party!

Just stopping in with one more post for today for the Market Street Stamps Block Party!!! Love it!

Materials Used:
MSS: Neighborhood
Inks: Memories, PTI, Colorbox, Memento
Patterned Paper: MME
Fountain Pen
Glitz Stickles

Thank you again and don't forget about my big day on here tomorrow, I can use all of your support!!!
Happy Crafting!

One More Virgina Inspiration

Hello! I just wanted to pop in quickly to share a CAS card that I just had to make after looking at Virginia's Inspiration pictures again, so here it is:

And a side view to show the depth:

Materials Used:
Glitz Double Sided Tape
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Storybook Cartridge
Sticky Doos
Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Thank you for stopping by and please make sure you stop by again tomorrow, because there will be a big crafty blog from me, but I can't disclose anymore details til then!  Would love your support!!!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Peachy Keen Release Challenge #2

Hello!  Just wanted to share the Layout I made for the Peachy Keen Release Challenge #2: Anything that flies...

Materials Used:
Paper: Rusty Pickle - Rockin America
Peachy keen Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment
Memories Dye Ink
Independence Day Cartridge
Brads: Recollections
SmoochGlitz: gold rush

Stop over and see there wonderful new release I just love it!
Happy Crafting!

Yes, Virginia You Are An Inspiration!

Hello!  Today's post is based on a challenge provided by the one and only Virginia Lu from Yes, Virginia... she is an amazing inspiration if you have never stopped by her blog I suggest you run over now, because you will be in crafty heaven!  Here was my take on her inspiration challenge:

Materials Used:
White and Black Cardstock: Hollo's Papercrafting
Cling Stamp: Webster Pages Itty Bitty (bubbly)
Clear Stamp: PTI (Mat Stack 5)
Inks: Colorbox
Rhinstone Stickers: Recollections
Paper Clip

I based my card on the sketch challenge from PTI's Make It Monday, and the color scheme of course was courtesy of Virginia's photo challenge!  Thank you Virginia for all of your wonderful inspiration and for making the time to support all of us too!
* This is also being uploaded to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: crowns and or bling
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Shop Pumpkin Spice Guest Designer!!!

Hello and welcome to my Guest Designer Post for Shop Pumpkin Spice!!! Yay!!! I am so excited to have the opportunity to guest design for such a wonderful online store with the delicious "Spicy Chic" Card Kit that I recently won from them!  I have made two projects showcasing this kit, that trust me you just have to have in your hands... so get ready to dash to their store right after this post to get yours...

A close up of the flower with a brad and hemp behind it.

 A close up of the clouds that I made to match the background paper by laying the chipboard down on the white inkpad itself, pushing lightly around the edges.  Once ink has dried then cover with white stickles.

Materials Used:
( Basically everything I used is from the "Spicy Chic" Card kit )
Everything is MME unless otherwise stated
Paper: Indie Chic: Nutmeg and Saffron, Echo Park: Winter Park
Buttons: Saffron
Sticker Cards
Die Cuts
Citron Brads
Twine: The Twinery
Cloud Die Cuts: Studio Calico
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Fiskars Clear Stamps
Memento Grey Ink
Creative Memories Circle cutters
ColorBox Frost White Pigment Ink

* I'm also entering this LO into the MME June Challenge: Fussy Cutting!

Paper: Indie Chic Nutmeg
Brad: Indie Chic Citron Brads
Pearls: Recollections
Sentiment: PTI
Ink: Memento

Once again I would like to extend a huge thank you Denine Vajja for having me guest design for the Pumpkin Spice Blog, and for this wonderful card kit that you all need to have!  Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Clean and SImple and I LOVE IT!!!

Hello, I am very excited and proud to share today's post, because I LOVE this card!!!

Isn't that inside the best? hehehe!

Materials Used:
Paper: IndieChic MME
Stamps: Shabby Chic Stamps and Fiskars for the Sentiment
Ink: Memories Dye Ink
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sharpie and Twinklette Pens
Glossy Accents

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Lawnscaping: Use Patterned Paper
My Craft Spot: Show A Number
Ribbon Carousel Blog: Birthday Bash

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment, I appreciate them all!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Welcome Little One...

Hello!  I am so excited to share this sweet card with you today... I had recently won a stamp set from Alley Way stamps and I just have to say I am soooo in love with them!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: from my scrap stash!
Stamps: Alley Way Stamps and Market Street Stamps
Ink: Memento and Memories Dye Ink
Ribbon: Shop Pumpkin Spice
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Quickie Glue Pen
Darcie Foam Adhesive

I am entering this into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays: Put A Little Bling On It
SweetSteph Card Creations: Inspiration Station
Lawnscaping: Use Patterned Paper

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any sweet comments you leave me... they really make my day! ( I read ALL of them! )
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Another Birthday?

Happy day to you!!!  (Yes I know that is not a complete sentence, but it still makes sense in my head hehehe!)  So I am here to share this card I made with all of my scraps... I just love when you can do that!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Quick Quotes
Stamps: My Craft Spot and American Crafts
Ink: Memories Dye Ink
MS Punch Around the Page
Pearls: Recollections

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Sweet Steph Card Creations: Inspiration Station

Thank you so much for stopping by and for any comments you leave I truly appreciate them all!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Artful Delight Sketch + Giveaway at new Challenge blog Details!

Hello and happy Monday!!!  I am stopping by to share my LO based on this months Layout Sketch at Artful Delights ( by the way have you seen her amazing kits?  drool worthy for sure! )...

Materials Used:
Paper: Moxxie - Busy Boy,  Adornit - Hoot Dot Green
Cricut Cartridge: Winter Wonderland - circles
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge!

Thanks so much, and head over here for your chance to win a giftcard just for following a new challenge blog at V's Sweet Ideas... each challenge will have a chance at more prizes so what's to loose just head over now!

Happy Crafting!!!