Monday, June 28, 2010

Stretch N Bubbles Weekly Challenge

This one was a real challenge for me. I think I colored this image 3 times before I liked the end result. Still had no clue what to do with it once I finished but I worked that out as well. Here is my shopping list and coupon folder.

Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Company; PP - DCWV; Nestabilities Die Cuts; Ribbon - Michael's; Punch - EK Success, Font - Calibri, Pen - LePen & Gelly Roll Glitter Pen; Image - Stretch N Bubbles

Stretch N Bubbles challenge
Digi Doodles Shop's Best - anything goes

365 Cards - Shades of Purple

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Quick Post

Just a quick post today. I feel like I'm running out of time. This is one of those cards that looked totally different in my mind, the more I played with it, the more it changed into something I didn't recognize anymore.

This is for Designed 2 Delight's weekly challenge. I'll remake this card later. Something doesn't sit quite right about it to me.

Designed to Delight's monthly challenge
365 Cards - Shades of Green

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekend is over...

And now I am sad. Yeah, I really need to win the lottery so I can do exactly what I want to do. Finished up my DT project for this week and a couple other cards. Wanted to share one though today.

Supplies: Cardstock & Vellum - DCWV & The Paper Company; Image - The Character Cafe; Eyelets - Joann's; Ribbon - Target; Punch - Martha Stewart

I have been really trying to use the word art I have been collecting over the years. There are some really nice pieces being offered on the web. The problem I have is that I didn't start labeling these and my images until this year, so I have quite a few pieces and images that I have no clue who they belong to now.

Going to bed or I will never get up tomorrow.

Challenge Entered:
The Character Cafe #23 - Vellum
I love Digi - Emboss It

I did it Creations - Dimension

Caardvarks - Embossing

All Sorts - Embossing

The Crafty Pad - Embossing

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Weekends make me happy

I love the weekends, even when I have a ton of stuff to do. I know that in the end I get to come home and do what I enjoy doing, which is to create. I visited a not so local scrapbook store and lost all self control. I don't get there often, but when I do, OMG!

Anyway, here's my cards for the day.

Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Company; Nestabilities die cuts; Flowers - Marcella K & Oriental Trading; Brads - Recollections; Cricut die cut (Wild Card Cartridge); Stickles; Rhinestones - Darice

Crafting with Deedee's digi's - Encouragement Card
Speedy the Cat Challenge - 3+ Flowers
Sew Many cards - Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock - DCWV; PP - making memories; Image - Sweet n Sassy; Stickles; Felt Trim - Joann'e; Nestabilities die cuts; Souffle Pen; Rhinestones - Darice

Sweet N Sassy - Pink and Orange
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly
Simon Says Challenge - Friends

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Friday, June 25, 2010

A Pearl

It's been a long week! TGIF! Finally finished this birthday card for my cousin. I used the Oyster image from Daisy Doodles. It is part of the stamp set called Beyond the Reef. It's amazing that the internet has quotes for everything and so I was able to find the perfect sentiment to use. Take a look.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill, PP - Target; Pearls - Darice; Glitter - JoAnn's; Punches - Martha Stewart & EK Success

Oh yeah and this was my first gate folded card. See I told you 2010 was my year of trying new things.

Challenge Entered:
Crafty Catz - Let's Go Digital
Digi Doodles Best - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Anything Goes
Sew Many cards - Anything Goes
KWED - Free for All
Lexi's Creations - Something Old (My Glitter and my paper are OLD)
Crafty Creations - Shine

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Have you used any templates?

I keep seeing the gorgeous little gift sets all over the place and people say they used a template. Ok, so I have some templates but these things come out so tiny, you can only place a handful of candy in them. What am I doing wrong? How do I get to make a bigger box or bag? Something big enough to hold a real gift and not a little trinket or is that what these are for? On people's blogs, these things look normal sized. On my blog this looks normal sized. LOL!

I like how this came out. I just wished it was bigger. This template from is small. It hold 2 mini sized bottles of Bath a& Body Works lotion. The image is a freebie at Anne Bodil's blog, here.

So tell me your template experiences.

Challenges Entered:

Totally Gorjuss - Sugar and Spice
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Nice and Girly
Craftalicious - Monotone

Sew Many cards - Anything Goes

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday, Monday...

Wow, still trying to finish up some projects from this weekend. Needless to say I'm not done yet. One more very important card needs to be made. My niece turned 2 on Sunday and I still need to mail her gift, but you know Auntie can't send the gift without a special made card for my baby! I need to find a princess image for her. Work is never done.

Anyway, here is my project for
Treehouse Stamps. They run a monthly guest designer contest using one of their images. Here is my entry. It is a note pad holder. Guess I should have opened it and taken a photo as well.

I've posted one of these before. If you want to see what the inside looks like, here is a link to the previous post. Nothing fancy.

Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Company; PP - Simple Memories (Dollar Tree); Image - Treehouse Stamps; Cuttlebug Embossing folder; Rick Rack; Rhinestones - Darice; Ribbon - Offray

So what do you think?

Challenge Entered:
I Love Digi - Anything but a Card
Artful Inkables - Anything but a Card & use red, white & blue
Caardvarks - Embossed
Flourishes - Embossing
I did it Creations - Be Creative

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Daisy Doodles news & Challenge

We have some news over at Daisy Doodles. If you haven't heard already...the design team has expanded. These new ladies have added their talent to the already awesome group over at Daisy Doodles. Please be sure to stop through and take a gaze at our work and help us welcome the new ladies to the team.

A new challenge begins today on the challenge blog. The theme is: SUMMERTIME. What a great topic since it's been hotter than hot here. Here is my card for the challenge.

Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Company; PP - Sandylion Designs & Target Dollar Spot; Image - Daisy Doodles, Punch - Marvy Uchida; Tim Holtz Distressing Ink; DMC Embroidery Floss

I used the new surfboard and beach ball image from the summer fun collection. You can see the set and purchase it at the Daisy Doodles store, here. There are 10 images in this new collection, each one more fun than the next.

Challenge Entered:
Crazy Challenge - Spotty
Paper Play Challenge - Something Old
Stamp Something - Summer
Quirky Crafts - Summer
ABC Challenge - W is for Weather
Crafty Creations - It's a stitch up

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quiet Day at Home

I am enjoying this quiet day at home. I called my father early to wish him a Happy Father's Day. The girl and I haven't been out the house all day. We are being lazy today and I needed a lazy day. Managed to get my cards finished for the two monthly challenges I follow. Here's my card for the Stretch N Bubbles challenge. I was worried about this one when I saw the image, but I am pleased with the outcome.

Challenges Entered: Cowgirl's Sunday Stamping - Anything Goes Stretch N Bubbles challenge This one is for Designed to Delight's monthly challenge. This image is so "tweet". LOL! Challenges Entered: Crazy 4 Challenges - Paper Flowers Fun with Shapes - Flowery Designed to Delight's monthly challenge Crafts and Me - Family and Friends

Treehouse - Tool Time (punches) Finished one more today. This image was a freebie from Wink Wink Ink on CDAC. Love it. Challenge entered: Wink Wink Ink - I used Watercolor, Inked edges and Nestabilities Crafty Ho's - Sketch Meljen's Designs - Fiber, Ribbons or Lace

If the Show Fits - circles, paint, gems

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Brighter Days

There's going to be brighter days ahead, hopefully. My daughter is having a real hard time with our cat dying. Out of the blue today she was very emotional over Bugsy's death. It's only been 3 weeks, so I don't expect her to be over it. Ironically, today was the Girl Scout's donation day for the local pet rescue. We visited the rescue and of course they had a bumper crop of adorable kittens. Needless to say we ended up there for 2 hours.

Anyway, I was able to get out a few cards today.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill & The paper Company; PP - Paper Pizazz & Miss Elizabeth (Dollar Tree); Image - Sew Many Cards; Font - Kristen; Rhinestones - Darice; Nestabilities die cuts; Brad - Making Memories; Punch - Martha Stewart; Flower - Prima & Oriental Training

Challenges Entered:
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Flower Power
ABC Challenge - Weather

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill & Coredinations; PP - Imaginisce; Image: DeeDee's Digi Images; Nestabilities Die Cuts; Stickles; Flocking - Studio G; Ribbon - Michael's; Bracket Card Template - My Scrap
Gem Flowers - Oriental Trading

Challenge Entered:
Charisma Cardz - All about the Bling
Dutch Dare - Bee Happy
Fun with Shapes - Flowery
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Bugs and Beasties
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Time has been speeding past here lately. This is the busy season for us. I have managed to get some cards done. I need a few more hours in each day to really feel like I have accomplished something. Here they are.
Supplies: Image - Tiffany Doodles; Cardstock - The Paper Company; Pattern Paper - Miss Elizabeth (Dollar Tree); Buttons - Favorite Findings; DMC Embroidery Floss
Inside: Challenges Entered: Sentimental Sundays - Summertime Stamp Something - Summer Pals Paper Arts - Summer Paper Play Challenge - Something Old - (My lemon paper is OLD!) A Spoonful of Sugar - Enjoy the sunshine
Supplies: Image - Sweet N Sassy; Cardstock -DCWV; Pattern Paper - DCWV; Nestabilities Die Cuts; Flowers - Recollections & Oriental Trading; Pearls - Darice; Brad - Making Memories; Font - Monotype Corsiva; Punch - Fiskars
Challenges entered: Res-Q Challenge- Scavenger Hunt Aud Sentiments - Hello Friend Challenge Treehouse - Tool Time (mine is my die cut machine) Forever Friends - Not Forever Friends Image

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Distress It

It's a new challenge over at the AIFactory challenge blog. Anything goes as long as you DISTRESS IT... Distressing isn't something I do often or well, but I like how this card came out. When I hear distress, I think vintage and I haven't mastered the concept of vintage at all.

Here's my card for the challenge.

Come join us at AIFactory. We would love for you to play along with us this week.

Crafts and Me - Family and Friends

My Partner in Crafting Crime - Fathers Day/Manly
Magical craft - Something for a male

Incy Wincy Designs - One for the guys

Creative Inspirations - One for the boys

Fab n Funky - Just for Dad

Stampin' Royalty - masculine

Crafty Cardmakers - Cards for men

Drunken Stampers - Father's Day/ Manly

One Stitch at a Time - Celebrate

Shelly's Images - Father Day or Masculine

Cards for Men - Father's Day

Crafty Creations - Stitch it up

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Did you hear the screaming?....

I know you could hear the screaming today, I even scared the dog. Some protection he was. I am a city girl - all city. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY and I lived in Baltimore, MD for over 10 years. So would someone please tell me when did they start making spiders this big? OMG! Needless to say, I emptied the can of Raid on that Jurassic thing. Ok, now that you have stopped laughing at me, I have two cards to share. That's all my nerves could squeak out.
Image - Paper Popsicle; PP - DCWV; Ribbon & Glitter - JoAnn's; Sentiment - Studio G; Brad - Provo Craft
Challenge Entered: Shelly's Images -All that Glitters Meljen Designs - Sparkle, Glitter, Bling Frosted Designs - Glitter Crafts and Me - Family and Friends
Image - SNB; Paper - Target; Cardstock - The Paper Company, Sentiment - Dee Dee's Image; Brads - Joann's
Challenge Entered: SNB - week 2 challenge Hand Full of Stamps - How cute is this Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Red, White & Blue I was able to squeeze out one more card.
Image - d2d, Cardstock - Bazzill; PP - Target & DCWV; Punch - Martha Stewart; Sentiment - Studio G; Rhinestones - Darice
Challenges Entered: Designed 2 Delight - Stamp of the month challenge #2 Busy Beauties Creation Station - Anything Goes Totally PaperCrafts - Animal Magic free glitter -