Monday, April 29, 2013

Show That Toothy Grin Layout...

Hi and Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend... it was rather busy here, but we got lots done so yay!  I have a layout to share with you all today that I made based on two challenges... One was the Scrap Fast on Saturday at My Scraps and More ( we had a sketch to follow and one hour to make plus 15 mins. to get the picture loaded up, it was fun and I'm happy with my result!), the other challenge is for Boys Rule extreme scrappy challenge: use 5 patterned papers (and I actually used 7 yay!).

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Mix of Studio Calico and MME
October Afternoon Sprinkler
Brads: MME
Pen: Creative Memories

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes!
Have a wonderful start to your week and thank you for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Monday Mood Board Challenge

I'm so excited to share today's post, because it features my first Wplus9 stamps!!!  YAY!!!!  I have been wanting some of their stamps forever and I'm so happy to finally get my hands on some!  I based this card off of their Monday Mood Board Challenge:


There are so many beautiful details in this picture you could look at it a few times and find different things you never noticed were there the first time you looked.  Anywho, here is what I made from this...

Supplies Used:
Water colored paper
Stamps: Wplus9 vintage florals
Ink: PTI, Versamagic and Memento
Twinkling Watermark: Colorbox
Gold Embossing Powder: Ranger
Gold Perfect Pearls Mist: Ranger
Hemp: V's Sweet Ideas
Pearls: from my awesome DT coordinate Vanessa
Foam Squares: Therm-o-web

I am also entering this into the Moxie Fab Water color challenge ( my blue background was water colored, woot woot!) and the CAS-ual Friday's Birthday Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 26, 2013

10 minutes meets Paper Sweeties Sketch

Happy Friday!  I always have fun when it comes to the Craft Dash Challenges, and it was even more fun to try and incorporate another challenge with it!  Here is what I based my card on:

And here is what I made:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Verve (flower) and Paper Sweeties (sentiment)
Ink: PTI, Memento and VersaMagic
Ribbon: 3GirlsJam
Die: Spellbinders
Rhinestone: Recollections

And click here for the Paper Sweeties Challenge!
Also the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!

Thanks so very much and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

PTI Blog Hop Take 2 with a Tag

Hi!  I have made one more project for the hop woot woot:

I actually used a stem from a PTI floral set and stamped it at an angle several times to make my stripes! Love when you can stretch a stamp set!

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

Happy Crafting and thanks for visiting me again!

PTI Blog Hop: Tilted

Hi and thanks for stopping by to visit my work through this month's amazing PTI blog hop.  Here is my take on Tilted:

I was also inspired by the Runway Inspired Challenge:

And finally I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Happy Hopping and Crafting!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Say Ahhhh... not the scary kind!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope the weather is finally turning around for everyone!  I am sharing a layout today with pictures of my son's first Dentist visit, love that look you get from non crafting people when you whip out the camera during those awkward childhood moments hehehe!

My layout was based on the Scrap Our Stash Challenge one and two hehehe!  I used stripes and polka-dots, plus 6 buttons woot woot!  I am also entering this into the Paper Issues Challenge

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: MME
Stickers: Crayola,Tiny Tales Vellum, and Stickabilities
Spray Ink: Studio Calico
Other: Buttons, white gel pen

Hope you have a fabulous hump day!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy birthday TAWS style!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I loved the beautiful picture found on the latest TAWS challenge so I couldn't miss my chance to play along!  I also decided to combine it with the Less Is More CASE it Challenge, take a look:


And I made this:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Die: PTI
Ink: Memento and PTI
Flower from stash
Rhinestone: K & Co.
Corner Chomper: We R Memory Keepers

I am also entering this into the CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Challenge!

Loved this technique and can't wait to use it on more projects!  Thanks so much!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Youth is the gift of nature... 10 mins. fast!

Hello!!!  I am baaaackkkk!!!  I know my blog was a little bare last week, I just could not get myself to sit down and really bust out the craftiness like I normally do, but I am happy to report that I have a card to share with you today!  I LOVE the Craft Dash Challenges, so this card was made with their latest challenge colors in mind...

And proof that it was all made under 10 mins., to be honest it should have taken less time than shown here but I couldn't get my matting on straight and I was getting so mad! hehehe!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches and Fiskars
Ink: PTI, VersaMagic, and Memento
Cardstock: PTI

I am also entering this into the CAS on Sundays - Round and Round Challenge
I hope you all have one amazing day!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sparks Challenge Take 2.... and.... Action!

Yay!  You stopped by for my second post today!  Thanks so much!  Here is my second take on the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: Cool Shades...

Inspirational colors:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Inks: PTI
Ribbon (recycled from a gift)
Glossy Accents

I was actually also inspired by the tree in my front yard, hence the flowers in the tree:

Thank you again for visiting me today and I hope you'll stop by for more inspiration throughout the week!
Happy Crafting!

To Post or not to Post... that was the question

So I made this CAS to the extreme card the other night and then I kept debating whether I should post it or not... I've decided to go ahead and post it... while it is extremely simple it was what came to my head when I was first looking at the CAS(E) that sketch challenge and colors at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...

And here were my inspiration:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: PTI and Watermark
Zing! Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for taking a peek if you did and scroll up for my second take on the Sparks challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rain, Rain... GD for 3 Girls Jam yay!

Hi!  I would like to start by thanking Julie for having me as a Guest Designer for the latest 3GirlJam Challenge: April Showers!  I have created 3 little mini cards for this fun challenge using some of their yummy ribbon:

Thank you again for stopping by and make sure you check out the 3GirlJam products they are awesome!  Have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Exciting news to share!

Hello wonderful friends and supporters!  I am sooooo very excited and honored to share that I am on a new Design Team: Sweet!!! EEEEkkkkk!!!!  I can not believe the amazing talent I get to work with either, I still keep pinching myself!  Stop by and check out the rest of the new "sweeties".
Thank you so much for your support and I can't wait to share what I'll be making on this new team!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Play Date Cafe Colors waking up my mojo!

If you stopped by yesterday you may have seen that I've been in a bit of a crafting slump lately, and I must say I wasn't expecting to get a post up so soon but I sure am happy I could!  The Play Date Cafe always has such wonderful color stories and this weeks challenge was no different.  I really like how the colors are ones I would never normally put together ( and maybe that is what awoke my mojo ).  So here is my take to this weeks challenge:

And here is the color story it was based on:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop
Ink: PTI, VersaMagic, Memento
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Clear Rhinestones: Recollections
Glossy Accents
Therm-O-Web foam squares

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show: create a background challenge

I was pretty stoked when I saw that I had matching sequins to go with the colors!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cards In Envy Challenge #4

Hello and welcome to a new week at Cards In Envy!  This weeks challenge is Things with Wings.  I decided to make a one layer card for this challenge using some older stamps and my Distress Inks...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Skipping Stones Designs
Inks: Distress Inks
Sticky Notes

I am also adding this to the One Layer Wednesday challenge: Tall and Thin

I love using sticky notes for masking!  Anywho, I hope you all are having a fabulous start to your week!  I've seemed to have lost my mojo as of late so I hope to have somethings to post later in the week, who knows maybe the crafting bug will jump in and get me going tonight!  Either way I just want to say....

Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 12, 2013

With Appreciation

When I saw the Make It Monday Challenge: Embossing w/ water color  I just had to play along, and I'm so happy I did because I love this card and this technique!  I'm going to hopefully play around with this technique some more, so be on the look out for another card soon (shocker, right?).

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI
Inks: PTI, Watermark pad by Versamark
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
White Embossing Powder: Zing
Pearls: AMuse Studio

I am also entering this into the Paper Girls Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers
and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Note of Thanks... CAS-ually

Hi!  I wanted to make a card so badly for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, because it included chevrons and I just love chevrons!  But I was having such major mojo issues... grrrr... I was however able to wrangle them in enough to make this...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: CoCoa Daisy (feathers) and American Crafts (sentiment) (2)
Ink: PTI (1)
Flowers (1 - there are two here but both are from the same stash)
Rhinestone: Martha Stewart (1)
Glue Dots(1)
Pen: Creative Memories (1)

I am also adding this to the 7 or less challenge

 and the Paper Girls Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Birthday in 10 minutes... don't forget to blow out the candels!

Crafty dance time... du du duuuuu.... I'm so happy to have so many posts to share with you lately that I felt it needed a dance.  Today's lovely card is brought to you by the 10 minute Craft Dash and Simon Says Challenge...

I told you those butterflies would make a return! hehehe! Time: 7 min. 54 secs. I was fussy cutting like I just saw Leonardo DiCaprio walking down the hallway and I have 10 yards to close the gap... hehehe!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Verve
Ink: PTI and Memento
Button: October Afternoon
SRM Stickers
Die: Clearly Besotted Stamps
Rhinestones: TPC Studios

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge

Hi!  Most of the time I tend to see my Lawn Fawn stamps as cute and fun images that make me smile, and don't worry they still do, but today I wanted to share a softer more elegant side to their stamps...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn ( boarder, flower, and butterfly) Verve (sentiment)
Ink: Watermark pad by Versamark and PTI
Gold Embossing Powder
Glossy Accents

This weeks challenge at Lawnscaping was embossing and I've been dying to do some gold embossing lately so I just went for it.  I hope this has inspired you to get out some stamps and maybe make a different "type" of project than what you might normally do!

Happy Crafting!

IBS X 2... and Rod Stewart?

IBS does not stand for anything computer related, but rather for an amazing stamping company Inspired By Stamping.  And today I will be sharing a card that was based on two of their challenges: IBS WHW#95 Challenge - click on the link and learn something new, and the IBS Challenge #52 - this is the final challenge on this page, but she will still hold monthly challenges on JoAnn's personal page.

And here is what I have created:


Supplies Used:
Stamps: IBS (circle, sentiment and butterfly) and Hero Arts (Woodgrain)
Dies: IBS (fancy label) Spellbinders (circle)
Ink: PTI and Versamark
Ribbon: V's Sweet Ideas Shop
ClearSnap: Glitz
Foam Squares: therm-o-web

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Happy Birthday!

And for fun... " Have I told you lately, that I love comments?  Have I told you lately, there is nothing else above them?  They fill my heart with gladness.... take away all my sadness.... ease my troubles that's what they do..." hehehehe!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Runway Inspired Congratulations

Ok, I know its blah blah Monday, but I have a really fun card that I am just giddy to share with you!  When I saw the inspiration for the newest Runway Inspired Challenge (look at photo below) I was in LOVE... literally I want that dress!  But alas a card based on it could be just as lovely...

But alas a card based on it could be just as lovely...

Pay careful attention to the background in the photos... I had so much fun incorporating this all together!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pink By Design (lattice) and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink: Staz-On Black, PTI, Memento and Ranger Distress Ink
Ribbon: May Arts - V's Sweet Ideas Shop
Rhinestones: TPC Studios
Pebbles Candy Dot

This card just makes me happy and I thank Runway Inspired Challenges for challenging me to think outside my normal "limits".  Have a fabulous rest of your Monday!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Collage Stamping meets Simon all in 10 minutes

As you may have guessed in the title of this post I am combing lots of challenges today to bring you one fine specimen of artwork...

I have never really tried my hand at collage stamping... personally I find it scary... I'm not sure if I am thrilled with my results either, but for a first timer, and for being on a timer, it isn't too bad.  I based this on the Make It Monday Challenge: Collage Stamping, Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Happy Birthday!, and the 10 Minute Craft Dash colors: my time: 9 min. 45 seconds... I know I like to cut it close every time!

Stamps: PTI (label, flowers, and sentiment) Hero Arts (woodgrain)
Ink: PTI
Rhinestones: TPC Studios

Thanks for stopping by on a Sunday!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thankful butterflies...

Hello!  I'm back on a Saturday to share my second take on the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:

I know what your thinking... more translucent butterflies?  But once I die cut them I just couldn't help myself so I diecutted a lot of them at once and you will probably see more on future projects hehehehe!  It's my blog and I can do what I want! : )

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: PTI and Ranger Distress Ink
Die: Clearly Besotted Stamps
Rhinestones: TPC Studios
Glossy Accents
We R Memories Corner Chomper

Yay for pretty butterflies and yay for you stopping by to see them!
Happy Crafting!