Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just Because

Here is the sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp (yes I discovered a new one!): For my card I also incorporated this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS which this week is to use pink, green and blue on a card. The colors on the Tickled Pink paper were perfect and even better I used up some more scraps! The main flower is fussy cut (3 pieces) and layered. It is hard to tell in the picture but I used my Swiss dots cuttlebug on the white background paper. All supplies are from Close to My Heart except punches (Martha Stewart, SU!) and sentiment (PTI)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cupcake for You

The Sketch this week from Unscripted Sketches: For this card I also incorporated the Pile it On Challenge to include some type of pastry on a card. I just had to use my Cricut Home Decor again as I love this cupcake. The paper is Collage Press. Of course I had to scent it with Cupcake Card Scent - oh so yummy!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Another toot!

I was featured on the Scrapshotz blog! How exciting! You can see it here.

Three Scoops!

Wow, I made the Pile it On's TOP 3 Scoops for this card! Feels good!

My Music

The Sketch this week from The Scrappiest. Head on over and play along, you will be amazed at what the design team did with the sketch. We would love to see what you do, and who knows you may win the wonderful prize from our sponser this month! I am also incorporating the Just Buggin challenge - to use a die cut (I used the Hannah Montana cricut cartridge for these) and alter it (I added some bling to the guitar). Finally, this is for the Scrapping Out Loud Challenge to repeat a motif on your layout. I have repeated both circles (I have some dotted patten paper in there too) and the music notes. Danica had a couple of options for Halloween costumes last year. This was one of them.
Pattern Paper: American Crafts
Cardstock: CTMH
Cricut: Hannah Montana
gems: Michael's'
Circle punches: SU!, Marvy

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Make a Wish

The Card Positioning Systems Sketch for this week: I had to use my Cosmo Cricket Earth Love again (I have so much of it - that is another story!). I love this little hedgehog.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

2 Lucky

The final Caardvarks Sketch for this week: I love how this card turned out. Used October Afternoon again and I played with one of my Unity Stamps. Everything just fell together perfectly, must have take less than half an hour to make this, love it when that happens!
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock & Ink: CTMH
Stamp: Unity
Letter Sticker: American Crafts
Cricut: Paper Dolls Dress Up
ribbon: stash

I get asked all the time what I do with all of my cards. Well, I do have quite the stash built up but I also give them away as gifts (my SIL loves this), little thank yous etc. I have sold some. But I am just trying to use more of them myself 'just because'. For instance hubby has been doing great around the house (most of the time! LOL) and he is doing awesome at work so I left this on the seat of his truck the other day for no real reason. He loved it!

You and Me

This is my card for the Card Patterns sketch this week. Whenever I feel mojoless, I dig out some October Afternoon, it seems to go together easily then!

Friday, September 25, 2009

PTI Spring

This is my 4th post today so scroll down!!!

The Sketch this week from Clean & Simple: For my card I incorporated a few challenges again. First of all, the Practical Scrappers challenge is to use die cuts - I used my Slice for the watering can and the sentiment. Then the Pile it On Challenge is to incorporate punches, I used a border and a butterfly punch. Finally, it fits for the 365 Challenge to use triplets (this case three large butterflies, 3 small butterflies and 3 gems).
Pattern Paper & Stamp: PTI
Cardstock: Kraft (PTI), White (CTMH)
Ribbon: CTMH
Slice: Spring
Punch: Martha Stewart, Fiskars

Thinking of You

Today's Caardvarks Sketchfest sketch: For my card I dug into some CTMH stuff and used up some more scraps. All supplies are from CTMH. I also incorporated the 365 Challenge - Tuesday Triplets - to do things in threes.

Challenge Blog Hop

2nd post today so please scroll down!

Yippeeeee! Friday is here! Scrap Sketch is sponsoring a "Challenge Blog" themed blog hop! We have some TERRIFIC challenge blogs on the roster for the blog hop. Here's the official list:

Scrap Sketch
All About Me Challenges
Whimsical Scraps & Bugs
SP Color Combos
Sewn Together/Sew Many Cards
The Chirper Challenge
Peachy Keen Stamps
Practical Scrappers
Just Buggin'
Creative Twist
The Crafting PotScrapbooks & Stuff

Sketchy Bo Bunny

This week's sketch from Get Sketchy. We are very lucky to be sponsered by My Favorite Things this week. If you have never been to their site you need to go! So many fun goodies! I love this little Halloween stamp set, the tree is my favorite, so fun! Pop on over to Get Sketchy and see what the team did with the stamps.
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Ribbon: stash
Cardstock: CTMH

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ho Ho Ho

ETA this card was featured on Card of the Week!

The Caardvarks sketch for today. When I saw the sketch I saw Holly leaves and berries for some reason. I incorporated a few challenges for this card. I incorporated the Pile it On Challenge - to use punches (I used a border and a circle punch), and the Just Buggin challenge to use the Blackout feature on a cricut cartridge (I used the Holly on Christmas Cheer). The words are cut out with my Slice and then glittered. The circles are glittered and mounted with foam squares.
Pattern Paper: American Crafts; Jillibean Soup
Cardstock: CTMH

We have a winner!

Thank you everyone for taking part in my blog candy! I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments. I used and the winner is:

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:19
Timestamp: 2009-09-24 14:47:05 UTC

Which brings us to: Sarah

I will put this on my sidebar Laurel!Congrats to you !!!Something that makes me feel good....hmmmm Starting this blog is a big thing for me, and all the people I have met and the CONSTANT encouragement and kind comments I get about my artwork (esp as I am so new to this). It makes crafting SO much fun. Receiving wonderful RAK from such wonderful people like YOU!!!!BUT the best thing for me this year has to be when we found out that hubby had got another job! THAT was a BIG relief... We are so blessed.Great Candy Laurel.

Congrats to Sarah (I already have your addy!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lucky Me... (lucky me blogger finally worked! LOL)

The sketch today from Caardvarks Sketchfest: I pulled out some Amy Butler scraps again and came up with this card. It gave me a chance to use my new Slice Cartridge (Words & Expressions Holiday), and a Cricut cartridge that I don't use enough (Paper Dolls).

Some blog candy

This contest is now closed, will post the winner soon!

I am such a happy camper right now. I am so lucky and I want to share my gratitude with you. I have 200 followers and almost 100 000 hits! That sure makes a person feel special and I appreciate each and every one of you who visit my blog, it is why I do what I do. You keep me going and challenge me to try new things! On top of that, some of you may know that I am on a mission to lose aobut 40 pounds (I have a blog dedicated to it here, and I did a journal about it here). I am happy to say that I am just about half way there (18 pounds!) So in honor of everything I have this blog candy up for grabs. Lots of goodies to be had. The picture is not the best but trust me, lots of good stuff!

How can you enter?
1) Leave me a comment telling me about one of your 'big moments', something that has made you feel good.
2) Spread the word, leave a link on your blog, twitter or whatever - just let me know how you are going to do it.

That's it! This post will remain at the top for 2 weeks so please spread the word for me. And thank you everyone, I wouldn't be here without all of you!

Please scroll down to see my new postings, this is going to remain at the top until September 23.


Major blogger issues tonight, so frustrating! Trying to upload my card for the Caardvarks Sketchfest!

Happy Easter

The challenge this week from Crazy 4 Challenges: The Color Challenge from Our Creative Corner:
Here is my card. I used the yummy Collage Press Paper again, I so love this set! Collage Press has a challenge, to make a card using Collage Press paper and as a bonus use a stamp. The Bunny and word easter are cut with my Slice. The bunny has been stamped with the Intrinsic Background stamp (CTMH), and then mounted with foam squares.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Live Slow

The third sketch from Caardvarks Sketchfest: Since I still had this paper out (yes my scraproom is a disaster!) I decided to use it again. The bird and snails are fussy cut from the pattern paper. The snails are on foam squares.
Pattern Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock and buttons: Kraft (PTI)
Stamp (Grown With Love), Ink and Fiber: CTMH


Here is the sketch this week from The Scrappiest. I was stumped for a bit, as I always have a hard time with circles both on cards and layouts. I made it work. All supplies are from Close to My Heart except the baubles.
Pattern Paper: Twitterpated
Cardstock: Heavenly Blue, White Daisy, Chocolate
Textured Cardstock: Colonial White
Stamps: January Word Puzzle, Notice the Details,
Cricut: Graphically Speaking
Slice: Words & Expressions
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wowie, Guest Star Stamper!

OMG I can't believe it! I won the Guest Star Stamper contest over at Papertrey Ink! Woo hoo! I just found it on Nicole's blog. My I've been booed box is what I won with, you can see it here. So doing the happy dance here!

BTW this is my 3rd post for today so be sure to scroll down for all the goodies!

The Smallest things

The second sketch from the Sketchfest at Caardvarks: I wanted to play with my Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket so this is what I came up with. Everything is from Cosmo Cricket except the Stamp (PTI) and Ink (CTMH)

New 'dos

Here is a sketch from 52 Sketches a few weeks ago: This sketch was perfect not only for the picture but also for the challenge over at Practical Scrappers this week. The challenge is to use felt. Now unfortunately this layout wasn't photographing very well, the colors do match better IRL! I cut strips of felt for the background and I also used my sizzix to cut circles and leaves from felt. To give the leaves a bit more oomph I sewed them down on the paper. I also have some felt ribbon in my stash so I used a bit of it on the edge of the photo.

This is also for the Scrapping Out Loud challenge this week (just squeaking it in), to use handmade flowers on a layout.
Pattern Paper: MAMBI
Cardstock, ink and brads: CTMH
Stamp: Unity
Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee
Felt Ribbon: Creative Imaginations
Felt: Stash

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Amy Butler Thinking of You

Here is a sketch from Caardvarks, they are having a sketch fest all week! Yay! I pulled out my Amy Butler paper - I never seem to tire of this beautiful paper. However, what should have been a quick and easy card ended up being a pain in the ...... My Slice wasn't working properly to cut out the sentiment (took 5 times - finally changed the blade and cleaned the glass and it worked). Then my silly Xyron made a mess of the adhesive so when I was trying to rub it off (CTMH has an AWESOME adhesive removing eraser), the delicate paper was tearing! URGH. Anyhow, it is done and although somewhat flawed, I do like it!

There's no one like you

The sketch from Unscripted Sketches this week: Lauren's My Time Color Challenge:

And my card. I used some of my scraps from my Scenic Route Sonoma paper (I love this pack!). The red butterfly is on foam squares, and you can't really tell but the red paper is ruffled.
Pattern Paper: Scenic Route
Cardstock & Ink: CTMH
Stamps: Unity (Music Background), PTI (sentiment)
Ribbon: stash
pearl: Hero Arts

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Practical Scrappers Contest

Practical Scrappers has a sketch contest on this weekend. You have until Sunday evening to enter. Come over and play, I would love to see what you come up with!

Sketch 33 Card Patterns

This is my card for this weeks Card Patterns sketch. I so love this American Crafts paper! Check out the Card Patterns blog and see what everyone else has done, great stuff!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Can Deal with anything

The sketch from this week Clean and Simple: I am sooo... exhausted and limited in mojo but wanted to play for a bit. Now I'm off to bed!

For my card I incorporated a few challenges again. I went for the Pile it on Challenge with Black and White and a pop of color. The 365 Challenge One Two Buckle my shoe - to incorporate a shoe, and the 365 Challenge Once Upon a Time - to take inspiration from a Fairy Tale - mine is from Cinderella.

Now truth be told, if this card were to be more my style it would look like this:
Pattern Paper: MAMBI
Cardstock: CTMH
Stamp: Whipper Snapper
Die Cuts: Slice (Think Pink)

No Pattern Paper!

This is the sketch this week from Get Sketchy: This week we are sponsered by Neatnix, and there is a cute little organizer up for grabs. Wouldn't you just love to win this:

The bonus challenge this week is to use no pattern paper. Come on over and play!

I challenged myself to do the bonus and I like how it turned out! The big flower is on foam squares.

Cardstock: Close to My Heart (Desert Sand, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Olive, Bubblegum and Watermelon)
Stamps: Intrinsic Backgrounds (CTMH); PTI (Polka Dot Basics, Background Text, Friends till the End and Fancy Flourish)
Ink: CTMH (Gray Wool, Watermelon, Olive, Bubblegum)
Buttons: PTI
Fiber: CTMH

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Peace on Earth

I am sure loving these simple sketches lately as my time and mojo is limited! This card is made using the Sketch Girl sketch for this week, don't know what is up with blogger lately but it won't let me upload this sketch either!

The largest snowflake is on foam squares. All supplies are from CTMH except the punch (Marvy) and the cuttlebug (Swiss Dots). This again is the retired Breeze color... sigh

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Miss Talking to You

It felt good to get back into the scraproom again (thank goodness for scheduled posts!). The start of back to school has been a busy one and I have not been able to do much in the way of my crafts. Not only that, but we had our Fall Fair here on the weekend so that took up some time (Danica entered a few things ... I got first with my House mini album, some scrapbook pages, cards and the Boo Box. Danica got firsts on her things too!) I am hoping that things are sort of settling out now and I will be able to craft more regularly again!

So with such little time, I wanted to incorporate as much as I could into one card, and I am happy with the end product. First of all the sketch is from a new Challenge site I discovered called Crazy 4 Challenges - having blogger trouble so I am not able to load the sketch but you can see it here. I then included the 365 Challenge Make a Mosaic - fit perfectly with the sketch! Next another 365 Card Challenge which is today's challenge - It's What's inside that counts (must include 'miss you' on the inside of the card). I'm not finished though, it is also for the Moxie Fab Challenge - Around the House Challenge - however do any of us even have this type of phone around??? Finally, it is also for the Pile it On Challenge - Black and White with a pop of color! 5 Challenges in one. Not bad for a 15 minute card hey?

The phone and the 'bubble talk' are mounted with foam squares. I cut the talking bubble out of some of the pattern paper.
Now for the inside of the card. I am going to send to my friend who I hardly ever see (we don't live in the same town) nor do we talk much anymore. So sad.
Pattern Paper: American Crafts (teen)
Cardstock: Close to My Heart
Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farm
Cricut: Wild Card

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I've Been Booed Box

I made this for the Guest Star Stamper contest at Papertrey Ink. I had so much fun doing this! All stamps are from Papertrey Ink as is the tin and template. This template was so easy to do. Cardstock is from Close to My Heart. Contents of the box.

Another picture of the box.

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