Monday, December 31, 2012

Tuesday Trigger:Sweet Dreams

Tuesday Trigger:Sweet Dreams
Moxie Fab World
I went with a thinking of you card. Such a beautiful image, all the patterns, with that fresh feel. Really a pretty bedroom, one that I would love to visit. Yes this did send to me to the craft table to grab my Paper Cottage Paper by Basic Grey. I embossed the white cardstock with PTI  canvas plate which I know is hard to see. Then used the mat stack #3 Dies from PTI to give it that bed frame look. So many looks from just one beautiful image!
Dies: PTI /Mat Stack Dies, Impression Plate Linen and Canvas; Spellbinders/ Blossom Nestabilities
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ Paper Cottage
Twine: Hemptique
Sentiment: StampinUp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Tiny Sticker Dots: Starform
Happy Crafting

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best Day Ever Birthday

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Anything Goes

Made a card for the Anything Goes Challenge at SSS. I used this paper from Doodlebug lots of dessert! Die cut out from a rectangle nestabilities , and came up with idea to double banner the sentiment. Added twine and some sparkling Starform Dots.
Stamps; Hero Arts
Twine: Hemptique
Dies: Rectangles/ Spellbinders; Banners/ Life Style Crafts
Ink: Memento/ London Fog
Cardstock; PTI/ Soft Stone

Happy Crafting

Friday, December 21, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge

Well this quite the that I would never wear. But I love those colors! I used Limeaid Ice and Enchanted Evening cardstock from PTI. Also inspired by the star bursts and just felt you have to be strong to wear that dress (I know we are back to the dress issue...ha!). I die cut the star out and used the negative space and placed the sentiment in the inside. Then inked the star cut out with ink to provide contrast. This card will be donated to Operation Write Home to a Hero:)
PTI/ Limeaid Ice and Enchanted Evening cardstock, Enchanted Evening Ink, Sentiment(Your)- Big Birthday Wishes
Spellbinders/ Star Dies
Starform Stickers/ Stars Transparent Glitter Gold
Simon Says Stamps Word Die/ Strong
Happy Crafting

Red White and Blue Thank You

OWH Red White and Blue Mid Week Throwdown Color Challenge
I went with a Thank You card. This card was all about the paper, not much else to add but a sentiment. I did layer a piece of pattern paper over the center as there was a incomplete competing elements. Definitely going to make more to add to my donation pile.
Bo Bunny / Liberty Collection
Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp
Spellbinder Star Dies
May Arts Navy Twine
Neenah White Cardstock
PTI Enchanted Evening Ink
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Joy

Simon Says Stamp -Anything 'Christmassy'
Christmas Joy
A holiday card! Posting it to this challenge and Paper Crafts December Gallery 2012. This card was made in record speed once the idea hit me(LOL).  I lined the patterned paper with red cardstock then rolled the that paper with the die, then placed it on the red card base. Fluffed it out then placed the twine... done! This one of those dies where your patterns and colors will make the difference.

Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper- Jolly by Golly
Memory Box - Pop Up Joy Die
Hemptique Green Twine
Neenah Red Cardstock

Happy Crafting

A Trio of Flowers

OWH Challenge Sketch 151
For this sketch made a trio of flowers from some Unity stamps. These are the Cosmo Cricket Delovely Image line.They are stamped out then cut out, re- stamped on another piece of paper. Then the tops only cut out and popped up on that first layer. It blends with the Pixie-Licious paper...all happy happy! Hemptique Twine, Hero Hues Iris Chalk Ink.
Happy Crafting

Little Flower Thank You

Ellen Hutson LLC Hero Arts Cling Take 'n Make
This is for Ellen Hero Arts Cling stamp entry. I used Basic Grey Orgins patterned paper then cut out my image. The sentiment is another Hero Arts small clear stamp. I did some coloring with a Copic Marker (Y32 Cashmere). The image is stamped in Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. Small Starform stickers are placed in the centers for some sparkle. The twine is gold sparkle from Meri Meri. Go over and submit a card it is fun, you can win a prize and it is a random. org draw! How easy is that!
Happy Crafting

Monday, December 17, 2012

Snowman Tag -Hero Arts


Ellen Hutson LLC Hero Arts Clear Take 'n Make
Posting at Ellen's Classroom Blog for the big Hero Arts Debut. This challenge is to use a clear stamp of Hero Arts (as posted in photo). I used the smaller snowman and hat with the peace love and joy sentiment. All colored with Copic lipstick red. The background is on a tag all inked up in Tim Holtz Red Pepper Alcohol Ink then stamped with a brick background stamp in black Memento Ink.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Birthday Card-Hero Arts

Ellen Hutson LLC Hero Arts Wood Take 'n Make
Jumping right on the Hero Art release fun at Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog . Entering to win goodies...Yeah! I created this card with this wood Hero Arts stamps one of the favorite go stamps for birthday cards. I put the stamp in the picture as requested as part of the playing rules.
I cut the oval out with Spellbinders label die # 10, edged it in  Memento Tangelo ink. The image was stamped on the oval then paper pieced and the orange and candle sections popped up. I used diamond glaze on the top present and candle area. I placed some small Starform stickers on presents adding  more sparkle. All tied up with May Arts Bittersweet Orange Twine. My patterned Paper is from the Basic Gray Life of the Party Collection.
Happy Crafting

Friday, December 14, 2012

Flower Power Thanks

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Whats Your Favorite (Tool, Product, etc.)
I must say I am always reaching for my Spellbinder dies. So many good basics to add to the cards. Now for scrapbooking I am using them to cut my photos out. I just wanted to post this at OWH for the color homework . I used the cool color side with analogous colors.
Memory Box Paper
Sentiment/ Paper Smooches
Spellbinders Dies
Happy Crafting

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Tag-12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

Ellen Hutson
12 Days of Christmas Holiday Tags with a Feminine Twist
The challenge is to create a Christmas Tag with a Feminine twist. They have 12 different designers with loads of inspiration!! So for my inspiration was Kittie and her tag created a a scene with a reindeer. She had no sentiment but it got the point across that it was holiday so I followed suit and left mine with none. See Kittie's tag here.
I went pink using the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly paper (I still like this paper). It had that windy snowflake look so the reindeer is blitzing through the 'night' air over snowy glistening country side. Brrrrr...!

Pattered Paper /Cosmo Cricket- Jolly by Golly
Dies/Memory Box-Leaping Deer, Country Landscape
Punch/Fiskars-Extra Large Round Punch
Tag/Inkssentials #8 Manila Tag
Glittered White Paper (from the stash)
Happy Crafting

90th Birthday Party Favor

Happy 90th Birthday Mom!!
Party Favor time ! I made 20 of these for my Mom 90th Birthday. All filled with Ghiradelli chocolate squares...yum. 
Sizzix Candy Shaped Box which looks more like a 'Holiday Cracker'. In fact it could be just that using holiday paper and such.This is best used with a double sided paper. This favor is a good size and can hold many treats. It was a nice party and Mom loved it.
Sizzix Candy Shaped Box Die
Best Creations / Mr & Mrs Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Large Scalloped Oval dies
Hero Arts Birthday Stamps
PTI (th) Stamp
Cricut Plantin Schoolbook Font (90)
Ofray Ribbon/ Michael's
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Red, White and Blue Thank You

Red White and Blue Thank You
OWH Mid Week Throwdown Challenge
I was inspired by the sketch 146 for a couple of more cards. These came together so quickly it felt like so much fun. Maybe it helped that I cleaned out my patterned paper scrap bin!! Hope you enjoy:)
Polka Dot Paper/ Bo Bunny
Gingham Paper/ Provo Craft
Star Paper/ Webster Pages
Spellbinders Star Dies
Sentiments: (Thank You) Stampin Up (Thanks) Papertrey Ink
Cardstock/ Neenah Solar White
Happy Crafting

Thinking of You

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Thinking of You
A thinking of you card! I have love on the brain, I am doing a Wedding Book. All my love supplies are getting used up along with lots of paper. I  have forgotten really how much you use when scrapbooking! Operation Write Home is doing the Valentines Push for cards by the end of December  (with general themes as well) so this card will be part of my donation.
Patterned Paper/ Cosmo Cricket
Neenah Cream and Solar White Cardstock
Bazzill Gold Metallic Cardstock
Starform Stickers
Encore Metallic Gold Ink
Sentiment/ Hero Arts
Happy Crafting

Sunday, November 11, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge 146 A Bit of Love

OWH Sketch 146
Not just one but two! What a fun sketch.
The love card:
Patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket / Chemistry
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn / You've Got Mail
 Chipboard Jar/ American Crafts
Kraft Cardstock and Dark Chocolate Paper / PTI
The Bee card:
Patterned Paper/ Provo Craft
Chicken Wire Background Stamp/ CHF
Sentiment and Image/ pre- made bit from Ellen Hutson
Kraft Cardstock/ PTI
Bee/ Jolee

Happy Crafting

Monday, November 5, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge 145 HELLO

OWH Sketch Challenge
Made card for the challenge this week. On the CAS side. I am using that new Spellbinder extra large "ribbon dies. They are fantastic! I cut mine to make it fit but it has many uses and fits so many sentiments. I am finally working on that Wedding scrapbook, I will have to post some layouts...WOW!!!

Hero Arts Sentiment
All the Paper is from the Stash and Scrap Pile

Happy Crafting

Friday, October 19, 2012

OWH Black and White with a POP of Red or green

OWH Mid Week Throwdown Color Challenge
Black and White with POP of Red or Green

First of I want to welcome by self back to blogging!! We took a super long vacation to the British Isles soooo beautiful!! Then had to catch up when I can home so blogging took a back seat. So things have settled the best the could. Oh and to make XMas cards for OWH for that deadline coming. Any way ready to play:)

I got the guitars at Meri Meri and decided to make some music! These should be fun for someone.

Guitar's: Meri Meri
Sentiment: paper Smooches
Background Stamp: Scrapblocks
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Happy Crafting

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Type Hype

Moxie Fab World
Tuesday Trigger Type Hype
Here is my take on this inspiration photo. I used the plano stamp from Hero Arts/ Studio Calico to give that feeling of roundness and straightness of the type writers design. I made little letters and placed some bubble caps (Epiphany Crafts) on them to make them shine.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

OWH Sketch 131 Happy Halloween

OWH Sketch 131
Happy Halloween
Here is this weeks sketch. Well I flipped it and went with a friendly Halloween theme. Don't you just love candy corn? All the papers and elements are from Cosmo Cricket/ Matilda Collection. Twine from May Arts.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Celabrate Tuesday Trigger

I created this card by stamping the banners, then coloring them with a bit shading to give them more depth. Stamped a sentiment and colored those open spots to liven it up. I placed a scalloped edge on this panel then popped it up on the card base. The inspiration photo has banners but that yummy cake could not keep me from thinking about this photo.
Image Stamp: Unity
Sentiment Stamp: Paper Smooches
Coloring Materials: Copic Makers
Gems: Hero Arts
Happy Crafting

Friday, July 27, 2012

Baby Girl

Runway Inspired Challenge
Baby Girl
Here is the baby girl entry so soft and pretty. I made a onesie dress using some Paper Cottage paper by Basic Grey using the cream colors. I made the  collar from dollies for the dress. I stamped the sentiment in soft apricot from Hero Arts. This is a fun baby shower of cards for for the designers new little babies. I wish both ladies a big congratulations on their new bundles of joy. Everyone on this design team is creative and I just love all your hard work you put into your posts.
Happy Crafting

Baby Boy

Runway Inspired Challenge
Baby Boy
Two of their designers had babies!! One a boy and the other a girl(that will be next post).They are having a baby shower of sorts, cards for the new moms. This is the boy card from the inspiration photo( so cute!). I went CAS and graphic, loved that black and white with the fresh green grass.
Patterned Paper; Echo Park
Papertrey Ink; Cardstock New Leaf, Sentiment
Gem; Hero Arts
Happy Crafting

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Delight in the Day

OWH Mid Week Throwdown Challenge: Encouragement
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Here is a tiny bit of encouragement to just brighten the day. This sentiment is from Unity and I put it with some paper from Basic Grey Paper Cottage (My new favorite). The tea cup is a die from Nestabilities. I placed a line of bling from Hero Arts and look no twine! To make flowers more full I cut them out from from the left over bits and layered them, the larger one is pop dotted up.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Simon Says Stamp Sketch Challenge
Here is my card for this sketch. They have a card drive posted for a little girl, so I will send this one along for her and her sister. In the inside I stamped " families are forever".
The letters are die cut from my Sizzix dies Girls are Weird set. Sometimes the Cricut hates cutting really small letters, or it just takes to long to fuss with it all. I did some paper piecing and some copic coloring on the image.
Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 / A Ladies Diary
Cardstock: Neenah
Stamp Image: Penny Black
Sentiment(Inside); Unity
Twine: May Arts
Happy Crafting

Monday, July 23, 2012


PTI Stamp A Fair: Using a limited amount of supplies
Papertrey ink had a big stamping day on line. I did catch a some of it but there is nothing like going to a real crop with others. I made one project(yeah!). So a couple of more posts than usual, playing a bit of catch up:)
All PTI product. Stamps: Friends to the End; We go Together 
Starform little shiny stickers.
Happy Crafting

Thank You

Moxie Fab World
Stamp It Thank You Challenge
The challenges do not stop! I made about a dozen of these to pass out at card club and few for the stash pile.
Image Stamps: Hampton Art
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Twine: May Arts/ Pink
Cardstock: PTI/ Soft Stone, Stamper Select White
Patterned Paper:Doodlebug Designs/ Sweet Cakes
Ink: Memento/ London Fog
Happy Crafting


Moxie Fab World
Stamp It Love Card Challenge
Nothing like love! The challenge is love and stamping (I just know these connect). I used a Stampin Up punch for the heart and popped it up after stamping the image again. This would also make a great anniversary card by just changing the sentiment.
Image Stamp: Cosmo Cricket/ Unity
Sentiment: Unity
Ink: Memento
Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 22, 2012

OWH Sketch 130

OWH Sketch 130
I just getting back! The wedding and all those events are finally over. So back to regular scheduled crafting!Back with a sketch from OWH. I turned the sketch on it side and went from there. Super bright happy, happy and more happy!
Creative Imaginations : Stickers
PTI: Sentiment, Cardstock
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

OWH Sketch 128

OWH Sketch 128
Here are couple cards I made for this challenge.
Card #1- Mostly made from scrap left from the Bo Bunny Collection. I used the happy die and popped it up ( of course I stamped it first) . I punched the candles out from an EK success tiny punch.
Card #2 - Is using these outline stickers I have had for a long time they are in gold placed on some Neenah papers. The sentiment is from PTI.

* Going away from the blog for a few days . My son is getting married and the big day is finally here this Saturday .. EEEK!!!

Happy Crafting

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Anniversary

OWH Anniversary Card/ Mid Week Throwdown Challenge
Well this was a hard card for me got stuck many times but I was going to finish this since I started it! The papers are Graphic 45 from the Le Romantique Collection. They have that deep sepia tone. I popped up the couples head in a heart add some causal aura in this more formal looking card. Hope you enjoy.
Papers: Graphic 45
Papertrey Ink: Sentiment/Dasmask Designs
Creative Impression: Silk Ribbon
Mmory Box: Heart Chain Die
Stampin Up: Large Heart Die

Blue Hydrangea

OWH Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge
Cool Color Tones
This month is create something with cool colors. This stamp has been out on my desk just because, so now is the time to ink this one up! I inked up the bottom half with New Leaf, then inked the top half with Blueberry Sky and stamped it up. This stamp is on the larger side so it made this process easier to use the different color inks at once. Also wanted thank the OWH team for featuring me as the card maker of the week!! I so nice to get that shout out , so others can get to know us better. If you want to read it go here. So a big thank YOU to all of YOU:)
Hero Arts:Hydrangea Image and Sentiment
Papertrey Ink: Cardstock, Ink, Jute Twine, Plaid Impression Plate (New Leaf and Blueberry Sky)
Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Butterfly Tag

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Make a Tag or ATC
I made a tag using Tim Holtz butterfly stamp. I stamped the image in various ink colors and distressed the edges. I know it not CAS but I going to mix it up a little. Go over and submit something and have some fun!
Tim Holtz : Image Butterfly and Zig Zag stamp
Unity: Sentiment
Memento Inks: Tangelo, Lady Bug, Potters Clay, Rich Cocoa
Hero Arts : Gem Stones
Neenah Cardstock: Cream
May Arts: Bittersweet Twine
Happy Crafting

Friday, July 6, 2012

OWH Bloghop Bonus Sketches

OWH Blog Hop with Bonus Sketches
OWH is having a bloghop with  bonus sketches all along the way. The first sketch is from Sandy's blog. The card is a  kick stand card, so it can stand up with open space. this was very easy to make and looks great. The main image on both cards is from October Afternoon Modern Homemaker. The second sketch is from blog hopper #8 Cecilie and it looks she is from Denmark! This is allot of fun.

Papertrey Ink: Aqua Mist, Kraft, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy; Cardstock; Ink Pure Poppy, Jute Twine
Basic Gray: Patterned paper Paper Cottage
October Afternoon : Shaped Stickers Modern Homemaker
Offray: Ribbon
Hero Arts: Birthday Sentiment
Stampin Up: Birthday Wishes Sentiment

Happy Crafting