Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Night Owl Scrapper (Sharon) is having a giveaway!

The Night Owl Scrapper (Sharon) is having an awesome giveaway over on her YouTube Channel: smscrapper. Sharon is a wonderfully talented scrapbooker who shares beautiful cards, layouts and mini albums. Please go check out her channel and subscribe for a chance to win!!! I have inserted a link to her video below!! Good luck.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MFT Have Hope Using Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas - Non Holiday Card

As you can already tell from my other blog posts, I cannot get enough of my new MFT stamps. I wanted to show how versatile my Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas kit is and created a card using papers from this collection. Lots of fun bright patterns in this kit!

Monday, October 17, 2011

MFT Have Hope - Sketch Challenge

Another card using the adorable Have Hope stamp set from My Favorite Things. I used the Wednesday Sketch for this one. I can't get enough of her! I am planning to make a similar version for the Hope You Can Cling To Card Drive over at Split Coast Stampers.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Have Hope

More MFT goodness. I made the following card using the MFT Pure Innocence Have Hope stamp set. She is so adorable. The patterned papers are from the DCWV Mademoiselle paper stack.

Fall is in the air!

I cannot get enough of this stamp from MFT and I love pairing her with the My Minds Eye Stella Rose Mabel papers. It has started to cool down here in Minnesota and the leaves are dropping like crazy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Paper Pals Arts Challenge - PPA115

I created the following card for the Paper Pals Arts Challenge to create a fall themed card - Thanksgiving, autumn, harvest or Halloween. I used this MFT stamp for the first time and I am IN LOVE. I also finally cut into one of My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pads (Stella Rose - Mabel) that I had been hoarding. Love this paper. I also tried my hand at paper piecing for the firs time on her little turtle neck. This stamp is perfect for that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Use It Tuesday and Top Tip Tuesday Challenges

The card below was created for two different challenges:

The first was the Use It Tuesday Challenge. This required that we make a project that has something metal on it. The other requirement is that we use something from our stash! This was perfect for me. I have so many brads and so many colors! It was the perfect opportunity to dig in and use them on this card. It's so nice to have supplies on hand, but I find often there are so many different products in my stash I don't know where to begin. Challenges are a great way to provide a focus.

The second challenge was the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, which was to use patterned paper. The paper I used is from the Authentique Glowing paper line...If you've seen some of my past blog post, I'm sure this is no surprise.

I keep a basket of pre-folded A2 card bases in my most used colors (crumb cake, chocolate chip, black, etc) on my craft desk. I also include some other colors depending on the season. For example, right now I have some oranges for Halloween, some reds and greens for Christmas. It really helps jumpstart my cardmaking process!

Monday, October 10, 2011

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #40

Another Halloween card made using Crafty Secrets and Authentique. I followed the MFT Sketch below. I really love using sketches for inspiration. I wish I had added a little twine to the button to make it pop.

Halloween Card - More Crafty Secrets and Authentique

I am really loving the Crafty Secrets Costume Cuties stamp set and playing with my copics. I made this card for the Scrapmaster's Paradise October Blog Hop Challenge - Use the color orange in your project.

Paper: Authentique (Glowing), Stampin' Up (Whisper White, Basic Black)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress (Antique Linen)
Dies: Spellbinders

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Card - Crafty Secrets and Authentique

Please check out my YouTube Video below for more details.

For the GIrls - Craft Secret Card

I was inspired by another card I saw on created by AngelNorth. Please go check out her creations! It's difficult to see, but the front of the card has three dry embossed lines down the left side of the card.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

SP Color Combo #119 and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge MFTWSC39

Happy National Cardmaking Day! Two of my freinds each recently had darling baby boys. I wanted to create some special cards to welcome their brand new bundles of joy. The following cards were created with two challenges in mind: Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo Challenge and the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I have posted both the color combo and the sketch below the pictures of the cards. Please let me know what you think!

Please check out my YouTube Tutorial: