Friday, August 31, 2012

Runway Inspiration goes with Less Is More...

I had a lot of fun coming up with this card based on two fun challenges... The first is the Runway Inspiration which has a photo inspiration ( gorgeous colors! ), and the Less Is More 3 - 2 - 1 challenge (loved this idea!).  So with these two wonderful inspirations I came up with this:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Penny Black and Technique Tuesdays
Ink: Memories
Paper banners and flower: MME Tangerine The Sweetest Thing

My 3 are the 3 banners, 2 words, 1 flower

*Also entering this into the Simon Says Stamps: anything goes

Hope you enjoyed!!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 30, 2012 Sneak Peak Post

Today's post is a sneak peek of the real post which you can find at's blog.  I would really love and appreciate any comments you take the time to leave on their blog!!!

PS - I know it says Jessica's name on the top, but it is my work I promise she is in charge of their blog and puts all of their posts up so that is why her name is at the top!
Thank you again!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

TAWS and The Cats Meow Purrrfect Together!

The Alley Way Stamps had such a fun TAWS inspiration challenge going on with rainbow colors, that if you know me and my love for rainbows there was just no way I couldn't join in on the fun!  I took my layout for this card from The Cats Meow August Challenge!  And this is what arose:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: TAWS - priceless joy, Penny Black - gingham background
Ink: Paintbox by Colorbox ( all the bright colors ), Memories ( black ), Memento ( grey )
Water paintbrush
heart brad
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge ( circle cut )
White satin ribbon

I loved all of the bright colors, but I really wanted it to be more grounded so this is why I choose the dark blue matting.  To create my rainbow paper I simply took each color out of the paintbox and stamped it onto the paper in the order it was in... I then went over all the colors blending them together with a water paintbrush.  I also "water-colored" the butterfly in with ink and the water paintbrush.
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lawnscaping meets a splash of lime!

Hello and welcome to my two challenge mixer! woo hoo!!!  Today's post is a card I made based on the Lawnscaping challenge: make your own background paper and the Playdate Cafe - black, white, and a splash of lime!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Flying By
Ink: Memories - black, Memento - green
Sharpie in green
Green and white cardstock

* I am also adding this to the Moxie Fab World: Movement Challenge

I wasn't sure if I would be able to stamp the paper airplanes and make it look like a designer paper would, but I am really pleased with the results and would love to make more of these with other stamps too! I also wanted to add that I'm not quite sure why the trail behind the planes looks so yellow, because it really looks lime green in person! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Happy Crafting!

*PS - don't forget to join the digi challenge at V's Sweet Ideas for your chance to win 7 Bugaboo digis! woo hoo!  Only a few days left to join in!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Paper Crafters Library Challenge

Hello!!!  Have you every been to the Paper Crafters Library?  If not you need to, because it is chock full of all kinds of great techniques, ideas, and information every crafter needs... with that said I have a card that I made based on their latest Make-over Monday Challenge:

Paper: Echo Park Eclectic
Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder and Lettering Delights diamond folder
Sticky Doos
Ink: VersaMagic
Stamp: My Craft Spot

* I am also posting this in the Anni-VERVE-sary challenge #4 - clean and simple

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous rest of your day!!!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Paper Smooches Stamps!

Hello!  I am super excited to share today's post with you, because it includes my newest stamps... Paper Smooches Vogue Abode!  I have been wanting some Paper Smooches for a while now and I was so excited to finally be able to get some that I kept tapping my fingers on my desk for the mailman to hurry!!!  Anywho, as soon as they came in the mail yesterday ( told you I couldn't wait! ) I stopped by their blog to see that they have a shades challenge going on, so here is my take...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PS Vogue Abode, PTI Mega Mixed Messages Sentiment
Ink: Memento
Paper: from scrap stash
Gem: K & Company
Pens: Sharpie
Cuttle bug and folder

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!!!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Birthday Rebecca Blog Hop!!!!

Happy Birthday Becca!!!

(Even though her Birthday was To celebrate we are doing a Birthday Themed Blog hop!!!! We would love for you to hop along with us!!! One lucky Winner who follows all the way through will win an awesome Prize Pack... I also know there are prizes along the way!

You should have come here from Shelly,
but if you just popped on by to see me today then head on over to Rebecca at to start the hop from the beginning. You won't want to miss any of these amazing projects!!! Here is the card I made to share with you all:

Supplies Used:
Market Street Stamps - riding by (chevrons, bike, and sentiment)
Re-inker by Ranger
Blue crinkle ribbon
Inks: Memento and Versamagic
Brown string: May Arts
Patterned Paper from scraps for the bicycle seat

And your next stop on the hop is... You're almost done and I know you don't want to miss Suzanne's wonderful project!

Here is a list of the blog hop order in case you get lost:

Rebecca -
Ashley -
Paula -
Maria -
Lisa -
Suzanne -


 *My Card was based on:  Market Street Stamps Paint the Town Challenge, yay!  I just love Market Street Stamps Don't You?

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I am a Designer for!

Hello, and welcome to my first post as a papercrafts designer with the wonderful products found here at Factory Direct!  They have a ton of wonderful products for really great prices ( tons of various making memories travel collections for $1.99!!!)  Here  is a little sneek peek at what you'll see on their blog today, so please stop over there for full details and to see more of their fabulous products!!!

Make sure you go to their blog for the full post!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A clean one layer

Hello!  I'm here today with another one of the famous one layer cards... I just LOVE these things!  Sometimes they can be so challenges and others they are just freeing!  Here was my take on a card made for The Simply Less is More and the Hero Arts August Challenge...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Merci Bouqet Clear Stamps, and TAWS ( bottom circles)
Sticky notes
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Memories Dye Ink

* I am also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show: Your favorite technique
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my work and leave me comments I truly enjoy them every day!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hey, You Rock!

I find guy cards to be the most intimidating cards to make... you never want to be too girly, but you don't want to be boring, and let's face it I'm always thinking " how can I make this sparkle? " and well that doesn't really work on a guy card... but I was able to make this one as a happy accident! Yay!!! As my son always says " Sometimes accidents happen " and boy am I glad this one worked out for the better...

I had seen a fun challenge at CPS this week with the following sketch...

I also had just seen the fun color challenge up at Stampin Sisterhood:

So while playing around I had a circular shaped ink pad ( Mixed Media Inx by Colorbox ) and I thought how perfect the yellow one would be for the larger circle of the card, but as I was pressing it down I seemed to have pressed really hard in one spot and not enough on the outter part of the circle, but I went with it and I actually love the turn out...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up (circles), TAWS (sentiment and mini skid mark circles)
Inks: Mixed Media Inx by Colorbox, PTI, and Memento
orange cardstock

Thanks so much for stopping by and for reading my long winded post today! hehehe!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Homemade Embellishment

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I have a fun embellishment flower that I have made based on a technique and challenge over at Love My Tapes to share with you!

Supplies Used:
Fabric Tapes
Sentiment: PTI Mixed Messages
Ink: VersaMagic Purple Hydrangea
Purple satin ribbon
Purple re-inker
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Recollections: gem

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Love My Tapes: Fabric Tape Flowers
Quick Quotes: Make your own Embellishment
The Paper Girls Challenge Blog: Birthdays

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you're inspired to try one yourself!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A little challenge inspiration!

Hello!  I am stopping by on this lovely Sunday night to share a card that is due today for some challenges that really inspired me!  Based on this weeks MIM at Papertrey Ink I used my ink pads for water-coloring! I had never done this before, but I LOVE the results!!!  I used it on my little birdie... which speaking of the birdie that brings me to the other inspirational challenge that helped form this card and that is the latest TAWS picture challenge at The Alley Way Stamps!  And here is what I came up with:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI Mega Mehndi (circles), TAWS priceless joy and jibber jabber  (birdie and sentiment)
Inks: VersaMagic, PTI and HeroArts
Twine: The Twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you more this week!!!
Happy Crafting!

Giveaway to check!

There is a fabulous giveaway going on at Uniko Studio!  make sure you stop by and let them know I sent you over!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Flying by to say Hi!

Hello and Happy Thursday (almost Friday!)!  I am stopping in to share a quick funny little card I made with a free Paper Smooches digi(s) for their latest challenge: travel and for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Things You'd See in the Sky...

Supplies Used:
Paper Smooches Digis
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Glitter Smooches: ClearSnap
Imaginesce Cloud Stamp
Inks: Versamark
Sharpie Markers
May Arts Ribbon
Glitter Pen
Glossy Accents
Sticky Doos

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of the day!  PS : Don't forget to join us at V's Sweet Ideas digi challenge this month sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thinking of you! 2 Cards

Hi!  I have combined two cards into one post, because they are both thinking of you cards and they both include hero arts stamps, yay!!!

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Stamp (flower)
Darcie's Sentiment Stamp
VersaMark and VersaFine Inks
May Arts Ribbon
Pearls: Kaisercraft
PTI Mat Stack 5 dies

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Cling Stamp
Sentiment: Skipping Stone Designs
Ink: StayzOn
Distress Inks

* I am also entering this into:
 A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Freestyle
I Break For Challenges: Stamping

Both are very CAS cards for this months Hero Arts Challenge!  Yay!!!  Oh, and do not forget to enter our Digi Challenge going on at V's Sweet Ideas for your chance to win 7 free Bugaboo Digi's!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Under her Spell! DCWV Challenge

Hello!  I am happy to share this cute little witch with you today on my LO made for this months DCWV Stackaholic Challenge...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: DCWV The Halloween and Fall Stack
Stickers: Jolee's and Making Memories
Charm: Making Memories
black beads
EK Success Circle Punch
black lace: Making Memories

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued support by leaving me comments!!!
Happy Crafting!

Never Too Busy!

Here is a cute CAS card I made for the Hero Arts August Challenge:

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Stamps
Sharpie Pens
Memories Dye Ink
Scotch Quick Dry
I-Rock Gems
Clear Dew Drops

I am also entering this into A Blog Named Hero: Freestyle Challenge
I love the simplicity of this!  Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by see my work and leave me comments, they always make my day!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wishing you Sweet Moments!

Hello and Happy Monday!  I'm so glad you have stopped by today!  I have a card to share based on the Hero Arts August Challenge and the Inspired by Stamping Sketch Challenge and here is what I came up with...

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Stamps
Clear embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Button: American Crafts
Adhesive Lace
Pearls: Recollections

I am also entering this into A Blog Named Hero Challenge: Freestyle!
Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me comments!!!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

More crafty goodies for sale!

Just wanted to let you know I have more things for sale including dies and stamps up in the for sale area of my blog!  Thanks for checking them out!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Baby's First Food MME Sketch

* Voting here for my butterfly!  Thanks for your support!
Hello!  Today's post is LO based on a sketch over at My Minds Eye ( I am addicted to their papers right now, have you seen them?!).  Here is the sketch:

love it!

And here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies Used:
Patterned paper: MME ( abbey road, indie chic in nutmeg and saffron )
Die Cut Machine: Provo Craft
Cartridges: Song Bird and Baby Steps
All Embellishments: MME ( indie chic nutmeg and saffron, and miss caroline )
Pearls: Recollections
Fiskars punch
Pen: Creative Memories

* I am also entering this into the DL.ART - Happy Birthday Linky/giveaway party
I had a lot of fun making this LO, and it really challenged my thinking outside the box on pairing different patterns together ( something I'm still trying to work on! )... thank goodness for little paper pads that make the pairing that much easier!  Have a wonderful rest of the day and thank you for taking the time to look at my LO!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quick Little Plug

Memory KeepersHi!  Quick little plug for myself.... I just found out that I made it to round 2 with my butterfly card at We R Memory Keepers on there facebook, now it is up to voting by YOU on who will advance from here!  I would really appreciate anyone who takes the time to vote on my card... once again it is the butterflies one and I can not thank you all enough for your continued support!
Have a wonderful rest of the day, and for my Retro-sketch challenge entry scroll down!
Thanks again!
Happy Crafting!

Retro-Sketches and The Alley Way Stamps!

Hello!  Retro sketches has a wonderful challenge going on right now, and the Alley Way Stamps is the sponsor, yay!!!  So here is my take on their sketch this week:

Supplies Used:
Paper : from scrap stash
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Jibber Jabber and MME - the butterfly Miss Caroline
Ink: VersaMagic
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Edge Punch: Fiskars

* I am also entering this into the following challenge:
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Anything

Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my creation!  Have a wonderful rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New Challenge for V's Sweet Creations!!! - August

Hello and welcome to our second challenge at V's Sweet Creations!!! Yay!!!  This month we are having a digi challenge, so print those digis and join in on this challenge, which is sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps!  Here is the card I made for the challenge:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Authentic
Bugaboo Stamp: Fancy B with flowers
Distress Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Geen Ric Rac - May Arts
V's Sweet Ideas Pink Crinkled Ribbon
heart pin- Maya Rd
corsage pin
buttons from my stash

You have all month to join us in this digi challenge for your chance to win 7 free digi's from Bugaboo Stamps!!!!  Woo hoo!!! So stop by and join in our fun and make sure you see what the other Design Members have created for even more inspiration!
Happy Crafting and can't wait to see your projects!