Friday, December 28, 2012

Retrosketches #43

I love this week's sketch on the Retrosketches Challenge Blog. I would have loved to put an adorable little bow on this card, but being at my parents' house for the holidays and only having limited supplies, I had to improvise a bit. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Design Team Call Entry for Not2Shabby

The following card is my entry into the Not2Shabby Design Team call. This card was made using the Latte Kiki La Rue that I purchased from the Not2Shabby Zibbet shop. I had a wonderful time coloring her and using bits and pieces from my large box of scraps that I hauled to my parents's house over the Christmas holiday.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Please see below for the video I created.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Coffee Kiki - Cute Card Thursday Challenge

I love my new Coffee Kiki Stamp from C.C. Designs. The following card was created for the following Challenge:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 248 - Eat, Drink & Be Merry

I used patterned paper scraps from my overwhelming scrap drawer that I transported in a box to my parents' home for the holidays. My cuttlebug should arrive along with my husband later in the day...I am hoping to work through the box more quickly after that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Using Scraps - Gorjuss Girl Stamp

I have been enjoying time with my family and making cards while we have been relaxing in the evenings and enjoying a few movies together. I'm loving the time to practice coloring with my copics. I have used used scraps of patterned paper but it hardly seems like I've made a dent in the large box I brought with to my parents' house. It's amazing how that happens, isn't it?

Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2012

All That Scraps Challenge

Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday with loved ones, be it family or friends. The following card was created for the All That Scraps Anything Goes Challenge. I used the adorable Trevor Cocoa stamp from C.C. Designs. I am trying to work through my large pile of paper scraps and that was the inspiration for the rest of the card. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hot Cocoa for the Holidays

I am back with another Christmas card inspired by a few challenges.

Pause Dream Enjoy - PDE Ch# 51: December Celebrations
Card Crafter's Circle - Challenge #54: It's Christmas
Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card Challenge Week #4

Thank you for stopping by my blog and Merry Christmas!!

Wow the difference lighting makes! The first picture below was taking during the day in natural light. The second picture at night in parents dining room.

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge - PPA149

Merry Christmas! I was inspired by this week's sketch challenge PPA149 over at the Pals Paper Arts Blog. I am at my parents' house for the holidays and brought limited supplies, but I am happy with how the card turned out. The stamp is from MFT and I used paper scraps from the Recollections Festivus 12x12 paper stack. The wavy black circle behind the stamped image was cut free hand. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Christmassy

The challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is Anything Christmassy! The following cards were so quick and easy, but elegant. I used the Stampin' Up ornament punch and papers from the DCWV Lemon Flower stack. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Cards

Here are a few of the Christmas Cards I created in 2012. I am posting this to play along with the Saturday Share Link Party on Scrapmaster's Paradise blog.

 Supplies are listed below along with a video giving more details. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: SP& Company, Ali Edwards for Techniques Tuesday, MFT
Paper: Recollections Festivus (patterned Paper), Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Dies: MFT

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Cards - Stampin' Up Ornament Punch

The following cards were created using the Stampin' Up Ornament Punch, Papertrey Ink Cardstock, paper scraps and 1/8" ribbon. They are so easy to create and elegant! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

TGF Latte Anya Cards

I love my new Latte Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm. I made two cards using Recollections stacks from Michael's (Jolly Holiday and Frosty Cabin). Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a video I made to share the cards.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

TGF Cheeky Geeky Card

The Perfect Pairing: TGF's Cheeky Geeky and Jillibean Soup's Sweet and Sour Soup 6x6 paper pad. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by.

If you want to know more about this card's construction, please watch the video below.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BACraftyGirl Christmas Challenge

I created the following card for BACrafygirl's Christmas Challenge. I used the Christmas stamps from Michael's along with the Recollection's Festivus 12x12 stack.

If you would like to hear more about the challenge, please take a look at the video below.

Christmas Cards for Rashidah's Swap

I am participating in Rashidah's YouTube Christmas Card Swap! I used TGF's Cheeky Christmas stamp and papers from Recollection's Frosty Cabin 12x12 stack. I used a mix of Copis and Spectrum Noirs to color the stamp.

If you want to know more about the construction of this card, please check out the video below.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

TGF Birthday Anya Card

A sweet little card I made using TGF's Birthday Anya and Jillibean Soup papers. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 5, 2012

HeyMrN Halloween Card Swap

I purchased this Recollection's Stamp Set from Michael's last year and could not wait to use it for Halloween. Isn't this little girl just adorable?? Love her. The paper's are from DCWV.

If you would like more details, please check out the video below.

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 2012 Papertrey Blog Hop!

I created the following card for the Papertrey Ink May 2012 Blog Hop. I used my new Papertrey Ink cardstock for the card base and I am completely in love.

This months inspiration is a unique color scheme: a bright green paired with bold black & white patterns.

Paper: Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (DCWV)
Stamps: Sentiment (Papertrey Ink), Chair (Hero Arts)
Die Cut Label and Frame: Papertrey Ink

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Use That Stash Episode #2 - Circle Punches & Paper Scraps

Another episode focusing on digging into our tools and stash to create some easy cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Use That Stash Episode #1 - Paper Scraps

I find myself more and more overwhelmed by all of the product that seems to have accumulated in my craft room. I find myself spending more time trying to keep it organized and less time actually creating. I wanted to challenge myself to use all of these products and to really be aware of what I am purchasing. I seem to have a particular weakness for stamps and paper even though there are stamps in my stash that I have never even used. The first episode in my Use That Stash series focuses on a quick and easy card to use those paper scraps.

Thanks for watching!

Scrapmaster's Paradise Blog Hop Challenge: Orange

Here is my entry for the Blog Hop Challenge over at Scrapmaster's Paradise. The flower was one I had in my stash for a VERY long time, so I was thrilled to use it on this card.

Paper: Stampin' Up (Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango)
Stamps: SP & Company (Mini Card Creations)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Altered Altoid Tin - Guest Designer for SP Stamps Blog

Hi Everyone! I am excited to share with you that I was a Guest Designer on the SP Stamps blog this past Saturday. Please check out my project HERE! I have also posted a video showing my project below. I'd love to hear what you think.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Giveaway at Scrapmaster's Paradise

Sami at Scrapmaster's Paradise is celebrating two major milestones:  SP has reached 650,000 visitors AND 1,700 followers! Sami is celebrating by having a GIVEAWAY!! Go check out the fabulous prizes and enter to win! 

International readers are eligible to win too!  The giveaway will end March 1st, 2012 at 11:59AM EST.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

PPA129 - Sketch Challenge

The Pals Paper Arts Challenge 129 is to create a card based on the following sketch by Margaret Moody. I created a two cards using a stamp by LeBlanche. My colors were inspired by the colors used by Mary Fish on her card: Rose Red, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand.

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club (MFTWSC59)

My entry for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club (#59).

Use It Tuesday Challenge #25 - Birthday Themed Project

The following card was created for the Use It Tuesday Challenge #25. The following items were things in my stash that I had not yet opened or used: The cloud die-namics, the ribbon, and the sentiment stamp from MFT. The polka dots are from the new Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamp set.

The inspiration for this card can be found in the August 2011 issue of Cards magazine. The inspiration card was created by Wendy Sue Anderson. Her blog can be found at

Stamps: Tim Holtz (polka dots), MFT (sentiment), SP & Company (stitched lines)
Ink: Stampin' Up (Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze), Staz On (London Fog)
Dies: MFT (cloud), Stampin' Up (butterfly)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SP & Company SWS Challenge #7 - Love Theme

This week's challenge over at the SP Stamps Blog is to use your SP Stamps to create a scrapbook layout, card, or 3D project with a "LOVE" theme. The card I created below was for my husband on our first Valentine's Day as a married couple.

I used the Swirly Doo Valentine Stamp Set from SP& Company and really liked how the stamp on the inside of the card mimicked the strip of patterned paper on the front of this card.

The small circle embellishment was included in the paper pad as a punch out. I embellished the center with rhinestones and popped it up with pop dots to give it some dimension. 

Stamps: Swirly Doo Valentine's (SP & Company)
Paper: Shaken Not Stirred 6x6 paper pad (Kaisercraft)
Ink: Memento
Rhinestones: Recollections

Sunday, February 12, 2012

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club (MFTWSC58)

With Valentine's Day just a few days away, I am drawn to all the pink and red goodness in the Martha Stewart Valentine's Mat Stack. They were perfect for the card I created for this weeks MFT Wednesday Stamp Club #58 Challenge (MFTWSC58).  

Did I mention I love these papers? I had to make a second card.

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!