Monday, December 31, 2012

Sketchbook365 January's Sketch

Hello!  I am sharing another layout with you all today based on a sketch from a new sketch blog that I just found recently called Sketchbook365! yay!!!
Here is the sketch:

And here is what I did with it:

Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby, October Afternoon, and from my stash
Stickers: House Mouse The Paper Studio
Stick Pin
Journal Boxes: MME
Spray Inks: October Afternoon, Smooch Spritz
Pen: Creative Memories
Glossy Accents
Corner Rounder: Making Memories

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

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me and I wish you all a Happy New Year!
(Happy Crafting too!)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

An MME based Layout

Thanks to the wonderful MME sketch I was able to create this fun Christmas layout...

And here is my take with a little rotating:

 All supplies used were from the MME Merry Christmas line

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

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and I wish you all a Happy New Year!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Christmas layout for Scrapfit!

Hi!  I had the chance to work on some layouts while staying at my in-laws over break (and what a nice break it has been!)  and I had so much fun working with different sketches... so here is the layout I made based on Scrapfit's Sketch #82:

And here is what I did with it:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME and from my stash
Stickers: MME, Jolee's and The Paper Studio
Fiskars Punch
Stamp: Lawn Fawn
Pen: Creative Memories
Distress Stickles

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: anything goes!

Happy Crafting and Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Day After Christmas!!!

Hello!  I hope you all have had a very wonderful Christmas/Holiday and that you got everything your little hearts desired!!!  I am popping in real quick to share a card I made for a cousin's wedding based on Jay Gee's Challenge #26:

And I made this:

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Darcie's (sentiment)
Circle Dies: Spellbinders
Ink: Memories Black
Pen: Zig
Pebbles Candy Dots ( Thank you Chan!!!)

Thank you so much and Happy New Year if I'm not on posting before then!!!
Happy Crafting too!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Be Merry and Bright

Hello and welcome to my last post until after Christmas!  First I want to wish all of my wonderful friends and family a very Merry Christmas, may it be filled with laughter, love, memories (to scrapbook hehehehe!), good health, and hope.  Here is a fun little Christmas card for you using some wonderful Paper Smooches to wish you a Merry and Bright one...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Hang Ups (tree was made using several stamps from this set, the branch borders, star and bird), Sentiment (unknown maker)
Cardstock: PTI (simply chartreuse), red, yellow and white
Ink: PTI, Versa Magic, Memento, Memories, and Stampin Up!
Coloring: Sharpies
Fake Snow
Gold Mist: Ranger Ind.
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

I call this my Charlie Brown tree ( just a little bit fuller hehehe!).  And I've made it based on the Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades Challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Merry Christmas, and the Paper Crafts December Holiday Card Challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me comments they mean so much!
Happy Crafting and Holidays!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Make It Shine....

I just love the title of the recent Lawnscaping Challenge: Make It Shine... as soon as I saw it I thought Oh yes I will!  I made a special thank you card for another crafting friend/idol I have gained on here so I won't leave names, but I hope she likes it!


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memories - Black and PTI
Glitter: MS
Glue Pen
SmoochGlitz: Clear Snap
Rhinestones: Recollections

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Take and Make Hero Arts 2013 Cling Challenge

Hello and welcome to another beautiful Hero Arts post!  I am sure you have seen their new release and Ellen Hutson is having a Take and Make Hero Arts Cling Challenge going on along with several other challenges in celebration so make sure you join in on the fun!  Here is what I made for the challenge:

This is a very simple CAS card and this large cling flower stamp adds a real wow factory to any project.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Memories Black Ink, and water coloring done in PTI inks

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day!
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hero Arts 2013 Take and Make Clear Challenge

I'm so happy to share today's card with you because I absolutely LOVE it!  I made this for Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom Hero Arts Take and Make Clear Challenge, and while I've had these Hero Arts stamps for a while I haven't really played around with them too much so I am so happy this challenge made me do it!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts (Sending Happiness)
Ink: Memories Black and Distress Inks
Patterned Paper: MME
Watercolored Pencils
Stickles in Gold

Isn't he just too cute?!  Thank you for stopping by to see me and for sharing your thoughts!
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Love Tweet Love...

Hi!  I'm taking a little break between my Hero Arts posts to share this fun little card I made based on The Alley Way Stamps latest Inspiration Challenge and The Play Date Cafe...

And I made this...

(This little guy in pink and the fun polka-dots just make me smile!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: PTI
Stamps: TAWS (Priceless Joy and Jibber Jabber)
Inks: Memento, PTI, and Memories Black
Washi: Queen and Co.
Pen: Sharpies
Rhinestones: K & Co.

Hope this made you smile and have a wonderful day!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 17, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

Hi!  I'm popping in with a sweet CAS card today based on the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: scoring and for Simon Says Favorites Challenge, because I am using one of my favorite Penny Black cling stamp.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Penny Black (mittens and sentiment) Hero Arts (heart)
Ink: Memento,Versamagic and PTI
Scotch Quick Dry Glue
Chunky Glitter
MS scoreboard
Sticky doos

I love how CAS this card is and the soft touch the framing of the score-marks adds, thank you for stopping by today and taking the time to leave me some thoughts!
Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Christmas LO

Hi!  So I shamefully have to admit (placing hand over eyes) that I am sharing a layout with a picture from last Christmas, yikes I know!  I am a year behind, but I will catch up I think I can I think I can... I am so happy with the way this layout turned out too!  I based it off of the Artful Delight Sketch challenge and the colors were based on the Inspired by Stamps Challenge, yay!!!

Sentiment: "May the wonderous spirit of Christmas fill your heart today and always" - IBS

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: City Sidewalks (Pink Paislee) and Make It Merry (OA)
Stamp: Inspired By Stamping (sentiment) and
Ink: Memories Black and Distress Inks
Punches: EK Success and MS
Lace Tape
Rhinestones: K & Co. and Kaisercraft
Chunky Glitter
Glossy Accents
Button: Jenni Bowlin
Stickers: SRM and We R Memory Makers

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Favorites Challenge because this is my favorite layout that I have made as of late... plus it is using two of my favorite new Christmas lines, yay!  And the DL Art Thankful Thursday red and/ green challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tag #2 with a Feminine Twist

So happy you are back to see my second tag with a feminine twist for the 12 Days of Tags Challenge at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom... For this tag I was inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire (whom I recently learned shops at the same Archivers I do hehehehe!)  I just love the idea of stamping and popping acetate up on a tag, plus it used up a leftover acetate piece I had from stickers I had used earlier.  And here it is:

Stamps: Northwoods (sentiment background), Darcies Stamps (bird), and Paper Smooches (branch)
Ink: StazOn Ink, Memento, PTI, and Distress Inks
Watercolor Pencils
Rhinestones: Recollections
Sticky-Doo's : The Paper Studio
Silver Ribbon

I wish I had taken a side photo so you could see how much fun it looks with the acetate popped up, but alas it was kinda late when I did take my photos and I totally forgot.  You have to check out what Jennifer made to see how I was inspired!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tag #1 with a Feminine Touch

Today's post consists of a fun little tag I have made for the 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge going on over at Ellen Hutson's CLASSroom that all have a feminine touch.  For my first tag I was inspired by Day 5 Kittie Caracciolo's tag having a wintery scene and popped up snowhills and I made this:

Stamps: Darcie and Unknown ( I bought it already used and no name with it)
Ink: Memento and Colorbox
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Ribbon: V's Sweet Ideas
Rhinestones: Recollections
Cuttlebug embossing folder

I love how girly and fun this turned out, thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Inspired By Stamps Inspiration Challenge and PaperCrafts Dec. Challenge

Hello so happy you are stopping by today!  I have a sparkly fun card to share today that I have made based on the Inspired By Stamps Challenge and the Dec. Gallery Challenge for PaperCrafts...

Stamps: Inspired By Stamps Holiday Expressions
Ink: Distress Ink and Memories (black)
Double Sided Tape
Glitter: MS
Corner Punch: Fiskars
Rhinestones: Recollections
Twine: The Twinery
Sticky Doos: The Paper Studio

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit and I always love hearing from you!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

MSS Block Party Card #2

And I'm back, yay!!! Here is card #2 made with the same MSS Doily Stamp:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: MSS (Doily and sentiment from Riding By)
Ink: VersaMark and Distress Inks
Ribbon: V's Sweet Ideas
Rhinestones: from my stash
Corsage Pins

I also based this on The Play Date Cafe's Color Challenge

Thank you again and make sure you stop by to celebrate the MSS Block Party too!
Happy Crafting!

MSS Block Party #1

Hello!  Today I am going to share two cards made with one lovely stamp (Doily) from Market Street Stamps that I have made for their monthly block party.  I love MSS products, their images are from cute to elegant and stamp with little effort and clean beautiful outcomes.  This stamp is one of my favorites of their, with stunning details and versatility.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: MSS Doily
Ink: PTI
Twine: The Twinery
Pearl: Recollections
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks so much and I'll be right back with card #2!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

10 Mins. and Paper Smooches

Hello!  So I have made a quick card for the 10 Min Craft Dash Challenge: Featuring red and the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge: On Trend.  Before I share I must admit that I didn't meet the full requirements of making my card in 10 minutes or less... big boo to me... it took me 13 mins. and 19 secs., but I had fun trying to beat the clock and I like the outcome so yay to that!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Ink: Stampin' Up (red) and Memories (black)
Pen: Sharpie
Rhinestones: K & Co. and Recollections

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, December 7, 2012

A Pagemaps LO

This layout was so much fun and different for me because it uses a lot of Tim Holtz products and gives a real vintage feel which is something I don't do much of, but I love it!

Here is the sketch I based it off of for the PageMaps My little shoebox sketch challenge....

I flipped this sketch on its side and came up with this:

Patterned Papers: Tim Holtz
Distress Inks
Pen: Creative Memories
Stickers: Making Memories (train track), Basic Grey (letters)
Glossy Accents
String: May Arts

Thank you for stopping by and even better if you say hi! Love hearing from you and your thoughts!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Cards 2012

Hi!  Today I am popping in to share my Christmas Cards for 2012... and I have to say I think this year's are my favorite....

Stamps: Inspired By Stamps (sentiments inside and out), Hero Arts (woodgrain and snowflakes)
Ink: Stampin' Up!, VersaMagic, PTI, and Watermark
Rhinestone: Recollections
Silver Embossing Powder
Glass Glitter
Glossy Accents
Silver Paper: DCWV

* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Snowflakes
   and Challenge #16 Happy Holidays for Young Crafters Unite
Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I've been up to, what have you been up to? Leave me a link to your blog in the comments so I can come check it out!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Deepest Sympathy...

Sympathy cards aren't always the easiest to make, but it does make you feel good when you know that you are adding a touch of yourself to them.  This is a Sympathy card I have made for a customer to use...

( I wanted to show a close up so that you could see the faded butterflies in the background, I love the soft calming result)

Stamps: Inspired By Stamps
Inks: Memento and Versamark
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Flower from stash
Pearls: Recollections

This card was based on the latest Retro Sketches Challenge and uses the color grey for the 50 shades of basic grey challenge at Paper Issues.

Thank you and have a beautiful day.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Alley Way Stamps and a CASE this Sketch mix

Hi!  Here is a fun little card I've made to go along with some Christmas gifts based off of the Alley Way Stamps Inspiration Challenge and the Case this sketch Challenge, enjoy! ( side note: LOVING my new lightbox yay!!!!)

(see his little glittery snowballs?! hehehehe!)

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park (polka dots and hexagons) scrap stash (snowflakes)
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps (elephant, snowballs, and sentiment), Darcie Stamps (hat)
Ink: Memories Black, Memento
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
MS Edge Punch

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous rest of your day/night!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Inspired By Stamping... and butterflies.... at Christmas? hehehe!

Hi!  Thanks so much for joining me today!  I have a fun/unique type of Christmas card to share today that I made based on the latest Inspired By Stamping Challenge:

And I made this:

( a close up on the pretty tree topper )

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Butterfly Wings
Inks: Distress Inks, Staz-On
Sizzix Embossing Folder
Rhinestones: Kaisercraft
Pearls: Recollections
Gold Stickles
Studio Calico: Mr. Huey in White
Brown Pleated Ribbon

I had so much fun making this card because I tried so many new techniques.  For one I thought of the box and made a butterfly tree simply because I wanted to use my new butterfly stamps that just came in the mail. Secondly, I sprayed my new Mr. Huey spray and dabbed it off with a paper towel and I love the snowy look it gave to my tree.  I also did water coloring with my distress inks for the butterfly tree topper.  Viola!
* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

V's Sweet Ideas New Challenge for December!

Hi!  If you are looking for my Home Decor Blog Hop post please click here or scroll down!

Today is the first of December and that means it is time for another fun challenge with V's Sweet Ideas!!! yay!!!  This month the challenge is a Winter/ Christmas theme... easy enough and something I'm sure all of us are doing anyway so make sure you enter your project in with us!  Plus the winner of this challenge will get a $15 gc for V's Sweet Ideas Shop!!! ( Think Lawn Fawn, MME, May Arts, and much more goodies!!!)

Here is what I created for this challenge:

* So many of my goodies come from V's Sweet Ideas Store so make sure you pick yours up there today!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: MME All is Bright
Jar Die
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Ribbon: May Arts (fabulous price on this!)
Bling Swirls: Prima Marketing
Stamps: Stampin Up! and Nina B. Designs
Ink: Memento and Clear Snap
Glitter: MS
Stapler: Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your projects linked up this month!!!
Happy Crafting!

Christmas Home Decor Hop + giveaway chance

Hi and welcome to the Christmas Home Decor Hop!  I am so happy you have stopped by today!  you should have started with the lovely Shannon's page, and if not make sure you do so you don't miss a single bit of inspiration.

Today I am sharing a quick and easy Rosette Christmas tree and paper house village I have made and sitting out on my dining room table.  The best part about this project is that it includes up-cycling a toilet paper roll. Take a look....

Supplies for Tree:
Patterned Paper
MS scoreboard
Basic George Cartridge ( for star a punch would work just as well )
Circle Punch
K & Co. Gems
Toilet paper roll
Silver Glitter Paint
Ribbon - May Arts bought at V's Sweet Ideas
Hot Glue Gun

To make simply cut strips of patterned paper at different widths, fan fold and glue two strips together, press down and glue a circle in the middle on both sides to form rosette.  Then cut toilet paper roll with 1 larger piece for the trunk and sever slimmer ones to place in between the bottom layer of rosettes.  Paint toilet paper pieces with glitter paint, except the trunk piece.  Alternating rosettes with toilet paper hot glue them together.  To make a 3D star for the top I cut out a star shape twice and cut a slit in one to slide the other one onto.  Hot glue this to the top, and finish your tree with "ornaments" or gems in this case and a ribbon on the trunk.

Supplies for Village:
Winter Woodlands Cricut Cartridge
Snow Fluff, Markers, Stickles ( optional decor )
Scotch Quick Glue

To make these just follow the cuts and directions that come with the cartridge.  I choose to top mine with snow fluff, make window panes with markers, and add candles with stickles.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you've made this far like what you see and want to be a follower even better!  I'll be throwing together a little Christmas giveaway of some kind to give away to one lucky commenter, you don't need to be a follower but I sure would love to have you!  (giveaway only available for US residents due to shipping costs!  Sorry my international readers!!!)

Now here is a list of the hop and where you should go to the talented Diana's page next, and here is a complete list of everyone hopping today!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

dear santa mailbox FCD sneak peek

Hi and thanks for checking my little sneak peek of the Santa Mailbox that I made for Factory Direct 's blog... see the full post here!

Happy Crafting!!!

Picture Perfect Love

Hello again!  Stopping by to share my take on this weeks Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge...

Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: Memories and PTI
Patterned Paper: MME Indie Chic
Washi: MME at V's Sweet Ideas
Yellow Cord
Sticky Doos: The Paper Studio

There is a jazz song that comes to mind when I see this card, " so come on home and turn me on... " I think it's a Norah Jones, but I'll do some research and let you know the right answer!
* I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

You Rock! - Fashion Inspired

Soooooo.... yeah.... I am totally excited for you to see this one that I just have to show you now what I made:

Stamps: Technique Tuesdays and The Alley Way Stamps
Ink: Memento
Marker: Zig
Refill Inks: Jenni Bowlin
Sticky doos: Paper Studio
Gems: K & Co.

I had a blast, and got really messy, making this card based on the Runway Inspired Challenge.  I loved the straight lines on the front of the outfit and the splashes of color were beautiful.  Thanks so much for checking me out! * I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Tag with a little help from my friends...

Who helped me with my tag you ask?  Why the wonderful Lawnscaping Challenge and the Skipping Stones Designs Stamps Challenge sure did... after melding the two challenges together (sketch based and must be a tag) I came up with this...

hehehehe... smiling mushrooms.... love it!!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (mushrooms), Kaisercraft (script background), and TAWS (sentiment)
Ink: Memories black, Versamark, and Distress Inks
Markers: Sharpie
Clear Embossing Powder
Die: Spellbinders (circle)

Yay!  Happy little Christmas tag now made!  Thanks for checking in!
Happy Crafting!

10 Minute Craft Dash

Hello all!  I am back with a card, yay!!!  I've missed doing some challenges lately so I had a blast sitting down and knocking some out tonight.  I finally was able to do another 10 minute craft dash challenge, and as soon as I saw the colors I knew I had to get in on it!  So here is what I made:

Patterned Paper: MME Indie Chic
Stamp: Verve
Ink: Memento
Die: MFT
Brown Ribbon: RRR
Gem: K & Co.

Time: 8 min. 50 sec.  ( only because the first brown ribbon I put on frayed and I didn't like the way I had folded it behind the paper so I had to redo it taking a little more time )
Thanks so much for stopping by and you should try your hand at making a card in 10 minutes or less!
Happy Crafting!