Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I made this card with patterned papers from Deja Views, punch by MS; tags by TH; image from Kelley Kids; Copic Markers; card base by Studio G; stamps by Fiskars and TPCo and RI distressing inks. Thanks for looking.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar(Mo)-Hot colors
Lia Stampz(M#2)-Birthday
The Kraft journal(MO)-Celebrations
Stamps R Us(MO)-Anything Goes
VO Stamps(MO#15)-Birthday
Happileigh Scrappin(MO#37)-Birthday
Daisy Doodles(MO#41)-Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Christmas card

I made a Christmas card for today. Sorry I am late posting it. I have had a head ache and it's really dragging me down. Supplies: PP by Anne Griffin; brads by AC; stickles and Liquid Pearls by RI; ribbon by SU;circle punch by Marvy; scallop circle by CC; mist by Clearsnap; Stamp by ES and ink by SU.
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow:)

Stampin Sisters in Christ(SU)-brad, swirls and ribbon
Sparkles forum(SU#19)-Punch it (circles)
Scrappy Frogs(SU)-Bling (glitter/Stickles)
Christmas Inspiration(SU)-Clean and Simple
Sunday Sketch and Stamp(SU#70)-Sketch
Christmas Stampin all year Round(F)-Monochromatic
Crafts 4 Eternity (F#34)-Christmas Theme
Divas by Design(W#9)-Christmas in August
Paper Pretties(W#168)-Make your own background (Glimmer Mist)
Bah Humbug(F#34)-Christmas Girly
Phindy's Place Challenge(F#70)-Make your own embellishment (Scallop circle is chipboard cut out using the Cricut, painted red and Liquid Pearls dotted on the scallops
Charisma Cardz(TH#34)-Glitter it
Stampin' for the Weekend(F#15)-Holidays

Monday, August 29, 2011

Manly Monday

This weeks Manly Monday I am using Making Memories products and a Cricut cartridge that I had to have but haven't used yet. It's called Stamping and I just used it for the title. The chipboard is by MM, brad by Coorbok, CS is UK, grey paper is CM, embossing folder is Cuttlebug and ink by SU and CTMH. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Did it Creations Challenge

The I Did it Creations challenge for this week is nature. Toucan Scraps provided us with our images this week.
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for Manly Monday.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday's Rock!

I'm so happy that it's the weekend except when my husband reminds me that the weekend is not a time to get off my schedule. Boo! to him. Sucking the fun out of staying up late and sleeping in. So he tells me I have to be in bed by 1:30. Guess that means no more babbling and on with the cards.

This first card is very simple but I do love the butterfly so I had to post it.

In this second card, I used fabric to make the flower and the peace sign is also fabric.
 I'm entering this card into the challenge at Patties Creations(F)-Birthday
Truly Scrumptious(W#64)-Mostly pink
Creative Card crew(TU)-Handmade flowers
Tuesday Throwdown(TU#63)-Dimension
Just add Ink(F#82)-Something from my stash (fabric)

Thanks for looking and see you tomorrow:)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Off white Bday and TY

Love to do blocking on my cards. It just adds such a clean feel to the design. I won this lovely stamp made by La Blanche. I used distress inks Frayed Burlap on all the edges and for the stamp too. The flower in white is by SEI. I use wax paper and my blending tool from Ranger to ink my edges. The ink that was on the wax paper and a dab from the Tea Dye ink pad sprayed with water was the source of my ink for the flower. I just took the stamp and smeared it around the wet mess on my wax paper and stamped the image onto white cardstock. I hope that makes sense. That is how I got the flower to look the way it is.
Other supplies include: Cuttlebug dry embossing, ribbon by Queen and Co and HB stamp by ES.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments(W#35)-Anything Goes
Craft us Crazy(W#15)-Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey(TH#17)-Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs(W#61)-Emboss it

This second card is a different dimension than I normally do. It's almost 6 inches by 4 inches. The stamps I used on this card are by Fiskars. The chipboard sentiment is by SEI with black and white cardstock by Pioneer and grey CS by SU.
I'm entering this card into the challenge at Paper Pretties to create your own background paper.

Thanks for stopping by. I have to go to bed. I have a busy Friday ahead of me. God Bless!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blue Wednesday

I'm not really blue/sad I just feel odd. Some may say that is normal for me but I don't listen to them anymore. I guess it's more of an unmotivated feeling that I have today. I can't make a decision. Am I hot or cold? Do I clean up my desk or just continue to place the keyboard on top of the stuff? Do I spend hours on end on the computer or work my paper magic? Do I do all the things other people want me to do for them or do what I want but what is it I want to do? Honestly I want to go back to sleep and wake up in my old life when I liked what I was doing and life wasn't so uncertain. That's probably asking too much. 
I think I will clean my table first and see what's underneath the keyboard for me to play with. It's a small mystery just like everything else in my life.

Have a fabulous day and I will see you tomorrow with something new.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cupcakes, Coffee and Tea

This cute little cupcake is fabric my mom gave me. I just love how easily it runs through the Xyron machine for  a sticky back. I'd never run fabric through my machine. New to me. I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon says Stamp(W)-Food or drink
Craft your days Away(SA#27)-Cupcakes
Kelley's Kids(W#3)-Pink and Brown

The next card is coffee and the stamp is by Stampin' Up. It's an old one though. I colored it in with my Copic markers and then matted it on Spellbinders dies. The PP is by RE and sentiment by TPCo. I'm entering this card into the Thank you card challenge at Do you Stack Up?

This next card is making me angry. It looks so blurry once I put it on blogger but it's clear in my photo editing software. grrr. Maybe my glasses are dirty. Anyway.
This lovely image is by Robyn's Fetish at I Did it Creations. Every Tuesday Susan has a post on the IDIC blog where she posts cards sent to her that feature Robyn's Fetish images. I think what she's doing is so awesome and wanted to tell you about it. If you win a Robyn's Fetish image from somewhere, and she is sponsoring all over the place in blog land, use your won image on a project and then send a picture of your project to Susan to post on Tuesday. If you do so, you receive another free image. What a deal and a great way to build up a collection of free images. 
Robyn is also having a sale of 20% off her entire stock of images and papers until the end of the month. HERE is a link

Monday, August 22, 2011

Manly Monday

This week for Manly Monday I have a couple of cards to show you. This first one the stamp set is by Unity and therefore I am entering into All Things Unity Anything goes challenge this week.

This next one is a TY card that I made for a friend using a SU background stamp; ink by CTMH; die cut SB.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Using the same background stamp on the small blue paper. The only difference is I sprayed it with water for a different look. PP by DCWV and PC. die cut by SB and stamp by ES with ink by SU.

Thanks for stopping by today come back tomorrow for some pink cards.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fly to your own Music

I made this card for the following challenges:
                                                        One Stitch at a time(SU)-Bling
Scrappy Frogs(MO)-bling
Mark's Finest (SA#69)-Emboss it
Just some lines(SA)-Embossing
Cuddly Buddy(F)-Swirls and bling

Thanks for checking out my card. See you tomorrow for Manly Monday

Man in a Fishing boat card for I Did it Creations Challenge

This week at I Did it Creations our challenge is a sports theme and we are sponsored by

PP and CS by AC; CS by SU, RE and Pioneer; ink by RI and TK; markers by Copic; stamp by TPCo; card base by RE.
Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow for Manly Monday.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Wee Memories(SA#64)-Masculine card
Sparkle Forum(SU#18)-One for the guys
Stampin Sisters in Christ(SU#103)-Try something new (mine is the creating the sky and the water by masking and using a blending tool with distressing inks)
Creative Inspirations Paints(SU)-Clean and simple
My Mum's craft stop(W#19)-Summertime

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thinking of you

Here are a few Thinking of you cards I have recently made for the people going through tough times these days. There seem to be so many of them. It just breaks my heart to see friends sad and going trough hard times. I hope my card can give them a small smile. 
This first one I made using the emboss/resist technique. The stamps are from SU, ink by VM and embossing powder by Stampendous. The ink used to resist is by RI. PP by Scenic Route. Die cuts by Spellbinders.

This next one is a little more manly in a way. The PP is by DV; die cuts by SB; stamps by TPC Studio and Stampendous as well as the embossing powder; ink by VM and SI.

Thanks for taking a look at my card creations today. Stop back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My niece is 18

My lovely niece is having her 18th birthday today. In honor of her I am going to post a few layouts I just made for her graduation book.
This first one is 1994 when she was an infant. PP by Three Bugs; border sticker by Doodlebug; twill by Karen Foster; brad UK; journal box 3 bugs and label die cut by ES.

I love the colors of this next one. It is so old that I don't know manufacturers names. When I made this LO I didn't take note of them.

Some of the PP in this Christmas layout are by DCWV; letter stamps by SU; ribbon by OF; brads UK and tabs by Colorbok.

These pictures of the layouts aren't the best-sorry. 

One more:

There you have it some layouts from my nieces graduation scrapbook that I made her in June. Thanks for looking and see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Odd shaped cards

This first card is a mini card I created using a Spellbinders die. The green is the largest size folded in half and then the die cut on the front I made that blue color by using alcohol inks and silver metallic Adirondack mixatives. The rick rack is by Fancy Pants and the middle hounds tooth stamp is by Sizzix. I used Colorbox green ink and clear embossing powder by Stampendous. The metal embellishment is by MM.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge blog (Mo)-Birthday
Shopping our Stash(TU#13)-Weakest link (mine is buying stamps. I bought this stamp set that is for traveling and I don't travel. But it was such a good deal I couldn't pass it up.)

This next card is using a digital image from Robyn's Fetish (where there is a 20% off sale until August 31st) and goes toward the SNR I Did it Creations group challenge of a school themed project. I used distressing inks by RI to color in the ruler, stickers by Creative Imaginations, card base by Studio G; PP by PC; black cardstock by Pioneer. I'm entering this card into a challenges: 
My Sketch World to mat with black to make embellishments pop.
Die Cuttin Divas(TU#28)-Back to School
Tuesday Throwdown(TU#62)-Non stamped sentiment (mine are stickers)
Creating Memories in Time(Mo)-Back to School
Lil Red Wagon(W)-Back to School
Paper Pretties(W)-Back to school

Thanks for looking and see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Katy layouts

I used the following right side sketch from Let's Scrap for the layout below. 
Supplies: PP by BG & Imaginisce; natural CS by CM; stickers by K & Co and Sticko; tags by MM; brads by Imaginisce.

This next one I did for a challenge at Two Peas and a Bucket. The challenge was to do the stamp resist technique which I did on the circles with the flower using Broken China blue. I'm also entering this one into Lasting Memories challenge of do something new, which is the stamp/resist technique.

This next one comes from using a sketch from Nuts about Sketches. Supplies: ribbon by AC; PP by BG and Scenic Route; CS by Coredinations, Recollections and DCWV; metal sccent by MM; flower stickers by Jolee's from EK Success; rub ons by AC and title by CC by PC Home Accents.

Thanks for checking out my layouts today. Back tomorrow for something new.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Manly Monday

Manly Monday greets us with an image from Robyn's Fetish colored in with my Copic markers. PP by Creative Imaginations and MM. The frame sticker is by The Robyn's nest and stamp is by TPC Studio. Ink by VM and distressing ink by RI and embossing powder is by Stampendous.
*Don't forget Robyn's Fetish is offering 20% off her images and papers from now until August 31st. See right HERE for the shop to get your hands on some great digital images like the one below.

I'm entering this challenge into the following challenges:
                                                           FR-Crafty Catz (#95)-Emboss It
SA-Craft your days away (#26)-Birthday Celebrations
SA-Just Some Lines (8-13)-Embossing
SA-Wee Memories (#64)-Masculine
Cards for Men(M#17)-Anything goes

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shaped bicycle card

This week at I Did it Creations the challenge is to make a shaped card. I had this card base by Studio G from Michael's that I have wanted to use for a while. With my Cricut I cut two different size scalloped circles off the Storybook cartridge using papers from Provo Craft and DCWV. I used distressing inks on the edges of both  and adhered them so the gray was poking out behind the red. The image by Robyn's Fetish is colored in using Copic markers. Patterned paper behind the image is by Sonburn with distressing ink Pumice Stone on the edges. The sentiment letter stamps is by Lawn Fawn.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
                                                      Charisma Cardz(TH#32)-Distressing
Digi Doodles(TH#71)-Shaped card
Sassy Studio Design(TH#85)-Distressing
Sisterhood of Crafts(W8-10)-Anniversary
Shopping our Stash(W#12)-Dogs-Digis or Denim. Well I chose a digi image.
Sentimental Sundays(SU#68)-Shaped cards
Little Claire's Design(SA#12)-Anniversary card
Mark's Finest Papers(SA#68)-Distressing
Paper Issues(SU)-Let's Ride

I also wanted to tell you a few things about the I Did it Creations group
First off Robyn's Fetish, which is where my digital image is from, is having a sale on all her images. 20% off all images from now until August 31st. 
Secondly, Robyn has just created a batch of new digis being released as we speak.  The collection is called School Daze and can be purchased in  Robyn's Fetish/Kids & Children.   You can find a freebie from this set on the IDIC blog

And last but certainly not least. IDIC has a group over at SNR (Scrapbook News and Reviews) and we are hosting a challenge that we invite you to be a part of. 
Here's what you need to do:
Become a member of SNR
Join the group I Did it Creations group
Go to the right side of the page and chose the photo album School theme challenge
Select the freebie (there are 4) you want to use
Create a school theme project using one of those freebies 
Post your project in the same album as you got the freebies from
While you are getting your freebies check out the prize you are playing for
Do all this by September 10, 2011 midnight EST
Your name will go into the drawing for the prize.
You may enter as many times as you would like as long as you follow the theme and use one or more of the four freebies or a Robyn's Fetish image.
Any questions? Ask me. I am the moderator of the group. 
I look forward to seeing everyone's creations.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday cards

I couple of birthday cards are in order for today's post. Today is my Aunts 60th birthday. 
This first one I heat embossed the center stamps using Clearsnap ink and clear embossing powder by Stampendous. The stamps are by Hero Arts and Colorbok, die cuts by Spellbinders, circle punch by CM, PP by RE and DCWV and card base by RE.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments(TH8-11)-punches or die cuts
Do you stack up?(TH#32)-Emboss it
Divas by Design(W#8)-Birthdays
A Spoon full of Sugar(TU#162)-Happy Birthday
Anything Goes Challenge(TU#47)-Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown(TU#61)-Birthday
Crazy Challenge(MO#79)-Embossing
Victorine Stamps(MO#14)-Birthdays
Birthday Sundaes(SU#21)-Birthday card
Craft Your days Away(SA#26)-Birthday celebrations

This second card I used Crackle Paint on the matted die cut, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and inked the edges with Clearsnap ink. The Crackle paint really covers cardstock well. This die cut was made using a pink CS and you can't tell. For the top die cut I inked the edges with Distressing ink-Walnut Stain- and heat embossed the flower in the middle using Clearsnap ink and clear embossing powder by Stamendous. I also sprayed it with Perfect pearls to give it some sparkle. The PP's are by DV and DCWV with border punch by MS and card base by RE.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 
Simon Says Stamp (MO8-8) for a Tim Holtz technique (Crackle pain, distressing inks and Perfect Pearls) Corrosive Challenges (SU#128) for earth tones.
Charisma Cardz(TH#32)-Distressing
Sassy Studio Designs(TH#85)-Distressing
Dream Valley Challenges(SU#13)-Distressing
Stampin Sisters in Christ(SU#101)-Using something you just had to have. Where do I begin? The border punch, Crackle paint and stamp set were all had to haves and then sat in my stash for a while.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Family Scrapbook Layout

I made this layout using a sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches.
PP and sentiment sticker by Colorbok; stickers by Jolees; CS by DCWV and RE; rick rack and rub ons by AC; CC cartidge Home Accents.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thank You card

My supply of Thank you cards is very low and needs some attention. This first one, I used supplies from a 2010 class by Quick Quotes and a stamp by TPC Studio. Ink by RI and CTMH and stamp by SU.

This second one is from a sketch at Fetch a sketch. Supplies: PP by DV; embossing folders by QK and Cuttlebug; CS by RE; ink by RI.

This last one is from the same sketch and the color combo is by IDK. I can't find the blog now. Maybe I will stumble across it later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Christmas Cards

I made this Christmas card for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp(W)-Christmas card
Stampin' Sisters in Christ (SU#101)-the paper on this card I had to have and then forgot about it.
Fussy and Fancy (F)-Christmas card
Desert Island (M)-3 shapes (scallop rectangle, rectangle and circle), a bird has wings and 3 different colors (Brown, red and green)
Aud Sentiments (TH)-Merry Christmas on your card
Crafty Sentiments (TH)-Christmas card
Your next Stamp(W#48)-Borders

Paper and ink by SU; stamp by Elle's Studio; embossing folder by CB; Smoochie Ink by Clearsnap; circle by CM; red CS by SU; card base by CM.

This next card I made for the following challenges:
Stamp with Fun(MO#123)-tag
Crazy challenges(MO#79)-embossing on the Spellbinders dies
Ooh La La (MO#86)- Christmas card
Stampin With the Dragon (F)- Red Green and white

For this card I used PP by KCo; CS by Sunborn and Studio G; sticker by LYB; Glossy Accents by RI; Smooch spritz by Clearsnap; ink by CTMH and RI.

Thanks for looking and see you tomorrow.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Manly Monday

I have two cards to share on this manly Monday. First one is a sympathy card with card base by CM; CS by OTCo and DCWV; label by SB; brads by CTMH; stamp by SU; and ink by RI. I'm entering this first on into the Cards for Men challenge of Clean and Simple and into the Just add Ink challenge of tearing/distressing.

My second card is a T.O.Y card. The card base is by CM; PP by TPS; ink byRI; Embossing folder by Cuttlebug; stamp by Etsy's Tyggereye Art Stamps-I love her stamps and just haven't played with them recently. I'm entering this card into the color in your image challenge at Frosted Designs

Thanks for stopping by today. See you tomorrow with something new.