Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sketches in Thyme LO

I used sketch #7 for this open sketch challenge. Thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: PP by Making Memories, Deja views and unknown; stamps by Fawn Lawn and Stampendous; ink by Ranger, Close to my Heart and Memento; Markers by Copic; Flowers by Creative Memories and Prima; dies by Sizzix and Spellbinders; embossing folder by Provo Craft; punches by Creative Memories and McGill Creativity. 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Scrapbook layouts from the birthday girl

Well 20 years ago today I was at a dance convention in Detroit with my mother. Why would I remember such a thing? Because it was my 16th birthday and I was mad that it was on a Sunday and I couldn't go get my license so my mom took me to this convention as a way to make up for it. Like it was her fault or something. lol. So fast forward 20 years and that brings me to today. I need to ask for one thing- my friend is in the hospital and is not doing well. As a birthday "gift" to me could you please say a prayer for her to heal or fight off infection and make a full recovery or for her doctors and/or medical staff to give her the best treatment for her to survive. Or for her to open her eyes and give her husband hope that he so desperately needs. Thank you:)
OK onto scrappy stuff................
This first layout is for the challenge at American Crafts blog-Inspired by fall. You must use at least two American Craft products in your layout. Supplies by American Crafts: patterned paper, off white paper, burgundy paper, border stamp, letter stamps, ribbon. Other supplies: Leaf stamps by Stampin Up; Ink by Ranger; Ticket die by Tim Holtz; Jute by Lehigh; Hemp by Crafters Square; Orange paper by Creative Memories; Kraft paper is unknown. Sketch used by Jean Marie at Sisterhood of Scrap. I'm also using this LO for the challenge at Lasting memories-layering/3D effects. There are lots of layers of paper and the foam squares under the word "fallin" and under each leaf give the layout a lift.

This second layout is one I did on Saturday at Sisterhood of scrap for a one hour crop. It turned out ok considering it only took an hour. We had to include ribbon and rubons in our layout and sketch was by Helen. Supplies: cardstock by Sunborn and Scenic Route; ribbon by Stampin Up, chipboard and brad by Colorbok; ink by Ranger and Versamark; Rubons by Imaginisce and American Crafts; tag by Westrim; flower by Prima; stamp by Recollections; embossing powder by Stampendous; patterned paper by MME.


This last layout is for a calendar I am making as a Christmas gift. Well actually I am making several calendars so these pictures may show up again later next month with a totally different layout and papers. Supplies: patterned paper by DCWV; cardstock by Sunborn, stamps by Fawn Lawn, Hero Arts and CTMH; punches by Martha Stewart and Fiskars; Die cuts by Cricut for Provo Craft and SpellBinders; ink by Versamark, Ranger and Stampin Up; embossing powder by Stampendous; ribbon by Michael's

That's all for now. Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Run, Run, Run,

Just as fast as you can........I made this card for Cards for kids. I sprayed the die cut with Perfect Pearls by Ranger (love that stuff-very addicting) and you can see the results in the picture below. Supplies: fibers are a recycled item from a gift; patterned along with the  red and green paper are by Making Memories; tag is unknown; rhinestone buttons are by Want 2 Scrap; stamp is by Elle's Studio and ink is by Stampin Up and Ranger
This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge- Gingerbread man
Let's Ink it Up- Recycled item
The Shabby Tea room- Pick a cause
Artful Inkables-Punches or die cuts
Thanks for stopping by.

I Did It Creations #31

This week at I Did It Creations the challenge is anything goes. We are sponsored by Lil Diva and you can find her images HERE.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snowflake card

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says - is snow 
Inktegrity - is Anything goes
Freshly Brewed-Winter/Christmas
Crafty Catz-Christmas
Crafty Sentiment- Christmas
Fab N Funky - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad - Snowflakes
Supplies: patterned paper by The Paper Studio, Stickers by Sticko and Creative Memories; Stamps by Elle's Studio and CTMH; ink by CTMH; Perfect pearls by Ranger; eyelet by Eyelet outlet; tag unknown; card base by Halcraft; cardstock and snowflake brad are unknown. Thanks for looking.
Here's a close up:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Let it snow card

So You are probably thinking what's so special about this card? Well all of the pieces to this card, except a few details, were donated to me for the Cards for Kids Drive. I think that is pretty awesome. Ladies from different scrapbook groups/crops have generously donated many diecuts, stickers, papers, etc for me to make cards to donate. Here is a close up of the snowflake.
Other supplies: Perfect pearls and ink by Ranger, brad unknown, stamp by Elle's Studio, cardstock by Sunborn and card base so generously donated by Halcraft.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I have a couple of Thanksgiving type cards to show that I better do today since starting tomorrow it will be all about Christmas. 
This first card I am going to use for Crazy 4 Challenges have to have circle on your card. It's a small and only one but it's there. I hope that it qualifies.

This image is from Robyn's Fetish. The first one I colored with Copic markers. I don't really have a large collection of colors yet so I wasn't completely satisfied with the results. So I borrowed Stampin Up markers from a friend and made the second card. I liked that I had more options of colors but didn't care for the markers themselves. I'll just stick to the Copics and what colors I have. 

I'm entering the 2nd card above in at One Stitch at a Time for #40 Any Season or Holiday
I thought I already posted this card but can't seem to locate it on my blog. So if it's a repeat I apologize. I did look. I have no idea where the image came from. I have a bad habit of not documenting the artist when saving the image. I used a brick wall technique which was given as a challenge at My sketch World. Pretty cool effect. I got Pick of the Day with this card.

This card was made using a sketch at My sketch World. It was a very loose interpretation of the sketch.
This card was made from scraps and left overs of a layout. I love that background stamp from Stampin Up. (Canvas-I think it's discontinued) That bottom flower is by Creative Memories and the word Gratitude is a sticker from my stash. I'm trying to use my stuff up. I wish I didn't need to sleep.
Well that's all for now. Tomorrow I will have a Christmas card or for you. I made a bunch for cards for Cards for Kids the last few days. Not sure if I have mentioned this before but I have received a bunch of donations from other scrappers such as leftover paper, die cuts, stickers, flowers, and even brads to use on cards for Cards for Kids. Well the past few days I have been putting them to good use. I think they kids will really like some of these cards. (I know I do)
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Best Wishes card

Here I have another digital stamp from Shannon's Sentiments. I colored this one using ink pads and a water pen. I like the soft look that this technique gives. The Aqua pens I use are from Stampin Up. They work great.
Supplies: patterned paper by K and Company; cardstock by Coredinations and The Paper Co; card base by Halcraft; brads by Close to my Heart; stamp by Stampin Up; Digi stamp by Shannon's Sentiments; ink by Close to me Heart, Stampin Up and Ranger. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Unity Challenge Host

I'm hosting this weeks challenge at Unity. Check it out here for your chance to win the cutest stamp set. The challenge is masking. I used Inkadinkado Stamping mask paper for my card below but you could use a Post-it note too. Here is a tutorial from Splitcoast stampers on the technique. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

T-day card

I've got a few cards to show this week that I have made for Thanksgiving. Today's card the digital image and sentiment is from Shannon's Sentiments. I used my Copic markers to color it in. I'm still just a beginner with the Copics but with some practice and patience I could get better with them.
Supplies: patterned paper by Fancy Pants, K & Company, Bo Bunny; Eyelets by The Eyelet Outlet; Ink by Ranger; Copics by Imagination International, card base by Halcraft and white cardstock by The Paper Co.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Did It Creations Challenge #30

This week at I Did it Creations challenge blog the theme is wings. We are sponsored by Eiglas and you can view and purchase their images at the Stitchy Bear Craft boutique. For the butterfly image I used ink by Close to my Heart (Buttercup and Autumn Terracotta) along with Ranger distressing inks (Tea dye and Walnut stain). I used my blending tool and just worked the colors until I liked what I saw. I then sprayed the entire image with bronze Perfect Pearls. Let it dry. Cut it out. Then applied Liquid Glass to the body and antennas.
Butterfly digi stamp by Eiglas; background and sentiment stamp by Stampin Up; ink by Ranger, Close to my Heart and Stampin Up; patterned paper by Fancy Pants and K & Company; cardstock by The Paper Co and Coredinations; card base by Recollections, brads and liquid glass by Close to My Heart.
This card also qualifies for the challenge at Digital Tuesday-digital stamp and wings.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bo Bunny card

I made this card for a challenge over at Bo Bunny. The challenge is to use something from nature. My nature item is the rafia which is in red under the word wish. Supplies: polka dot and white shimmery paper and brads by Bo Bunny; blue and pink paper by DCWV; rafia is unknown; card base by The Paper Co. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friends with Flair Blog hop

Happy Friday!! I welcome you to my blog for the Friends with Flair Blog Hop. The card I made for today is a little out of my comfort zone, but that's good to do every now and then. I chose a color combo from My Sketch Worlds card challenges. Out of the five colors below you had to chose at least three. The green in my card didn't photograph well. I am using this card at Sisterhood of Scrap for day #10 of 25 days of cardmaking-embossing. The stars are heat embossed with glittery gold embossing powder. There is still time to get in on this contest. Check it out here. This card also qualifies for the following challenges:
Simon Says-sparkle (stars have glitter embossing powder on them)
Flourishes-glitter
The Craft Pad-Christmas sparkle
Paper Sundeas-Ribbon and embossing
Crazy for Challenges-Christmas card
Ellephantastic Challenge-Christmas card
No time to Stamp-nontraditional colored Christmas card
ABC Christmas Challenge-X for Xmas
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: Ribbon and brown cardstock-unknown, white cardstock by The Paper Co; gold paper by Creative Memories, green patterned paper by Paper Pizazz; stamps by Unity (Stylin' stars and Christmas Bough); ink by Memento, Ranger Distressing ink and Versamark; embossing powder by Stampendous. Have a great weekend. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday tag

I made this tag for a challenge at Hero Arts. The snowflake is a HA stamp that I heat embossed and covered with Broken China distressing ink and Perfect pearls. The mitten is from American Crafts; chipboard button by Colorbok, hemp by Dollar Tree; rhinestone by The Paper Co; stamps by Ella Studio (to and from) and the ribbon is from Michaels. Punch is unknown-I received it in a swap. Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scrapbook Layout-Having a ball

I made this layout for Lasting Memories challenge to use your Cricut which I did for the letters, circles and star and I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers at Sketches in Thyme.
Supplies: cardstock by Sunborn, CTMH and The Paper Co; patterned paper by DCWV (polka dot) and Paper Pizazz (red grid); ink by Ranger (Broken China) and Stampin Up (Real Red); stamp designed by Brenda Carpenter at The Scrap room; Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook. Thanks for looking.

Imaginisce New release with giveaway

Have you seen the cute new release from Imaineisce called Enchanted? It is adorable. It is sitting on my scrap table as I write this blog post. But you need to go over to Imaginisce's blog and check it out for your chance to win this amazing line of products.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Scrapbook LO

I made this LO for the calendars that I give to family members this Christmas. This is my niece and her family. I used a sketch from Sisterhood of Scrap, misting challenge from My Sketch World and challenge recipe (1 mist, 2 chipboard and 3 patterned papers) from The Paper Variety. Thanks for looking.

I Did It Creations #29

I Did it Creations challenge for this week is to do a holiday card in traditional colors. We were sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and you can purchase her images HERE. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Unity Challenge

The Unity challenge is to use a fairy tale as your inspiration. The colors of the DVD of Sleeping Beauty are my inspiration for my card.
Stamps by Unity, stickers by Making Memories, paper by The Paper Co, ink by Stampin Up and Stamp it and ribbon is unknown.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Friends with Flair Blog hop

Happy Friday everyone. I am taking part in this weeks Friends with Flair blog hop by Unity Stamp Company. They have fabulous stamps at Unity be sure to check them out.
I made this card using this weeks Hip Hop sketch #33. I turned it to make it work with the square I already had cut out. I used Unity stamp sets Stylin' Stars and Christmas Bough.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fabulous weekend:)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Imaginisce Giveaway

Have you been to the Imaginisce's blog lately? Well you should take a look at the You tube videos on the Itop and Irock tools. They look like so much fun. I totally have my eyes on the Irock for adding bling to my creations. It looks so easy to use too. You should go check out the blog.
Imaginisce Blog

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bug-a-Boo DT call



I have decided to try for the DT at Bug-a-Boo. I really like their stamps and would love to be part of their team. Check them out in November for 50% off on their stamps.
Wish me luck:)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Did It Creations challenge #28

This week our challenge at I Did It Creations is called holiday color mix up. We want you to make a card with non traditional colors for that holiday. Here's a cheat sheet to help you out:
Christmas-red/green
Easter-pastels and white
Halloween-orange/black
New Years Eve-silver/black/gold
Thankgiving-orange/brown
Valentines-red/pink
This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Lexi's Creations. You can see and purchase images at Stitchy Bear/I Did It Creations store. See my card below and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shannon's Sentiments first DT challenge

Today is the first Design team challenge at Shannon's Sentiments Blog for the month of November. Each Saturday one of the DT members will post a challenge and you have until November 30th to post a link of your project to Mister Linky.
At the end of the month one $10 gift certificate to the Sentiments store will be given to one random winner picked from all participants each month. There will also be one free image ($3 value) given to the one player that participates the most each month.
Rules:
1) You are encouraged to use an image from Shannon's Sentiments, but it's not required. (Check out the many freebies available at the store.)
2) Each player may contribute as many entries as they'd like for each challenge.
3) Blog posts must be linked back to the challenge post with your actual blog post, not your general blog link, or gallery link.
4) Your entry must be new art created for this challenge. You can combine it with other challenges.
So my challenge for you is to create a holiday card with some bling/sparkle. I made my card using the snowflakes from Shannon's Sentiments store. I put different colored Stickles on the snowflake to give it a sparkle. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friends with Flair Blog hop


Happy Friday everyone. The weekend is here!! This week I am taking part in the Unity Stamp Co Blog hop-Friends with Flair. If you want to see all the participants please go HERE, which the Unity blog. 
My card was made with paper from The Paper Co and Making Memories, stamps by Unity, ink by Memento, silver twine by Inkadinkado, colored in with Copic markers and eyelets are unknown. Thanks for stopping by and hvae fun hopping along:)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Unity Xmas card

I just wanted to post a card I made using this weeks sketch at Unity. I only have the two sets of stamps by them and since Halloween is over this stamp set is getting used a lot. Cardstock by The Paper Co, PP by DCWV, ribbon  by The Paper Studio, stamps by Unity, ink by Memento and Copic markers on the ornament. TFL:)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Cards all Year Round

Here we are November 1st that means a new challenge at Christmas Cards all year Round. This month your Christmas cards must include a tree and ribbon. You have to make five of them to qualify for the prize of a stamp set by the end of November. Here are my cards:Thanks for stopping by.