Wednesday, April 29, 2009

365 Cards Day #36- Super Sketchy Sunday

365 Cards had another wonder sketch for this challenge and this was my fave card I made all weekend!

Paper: stash, CTMH Hollyhock
Ink: SU Basic Black
Stamp: SU A Little Somethin' and Upsy Daisy
Tools: trimmer, ATG, SU scalloped circle punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, zig

365 Cards Day #32- Imagine This

For this 365 Cards challenge we were to use water as either the image or source of inspiration for our card. I immediately knew what image I wanted to use, Changito Spring set with monkeys under umbrella. While I was at crop this past weekend in Indy, I submitted my card into contest Archiver's hosted for our group. One of A's employees asked me if it was my card, when I said yes she told me how fabulous it was and she thought it was a store sample for new stamp sets that came in. I was so shocked, what a great compliment! It's hard to see but all water and dots on umbrella have glossy accents for a little texture.

Paper: stash
Ink: Cat's eye french blue/lime, CTMH Indian corn blue, Stazon-black
Stamp: Changito Spring
Tools: trimmer, ATG, SU scalloped punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, zig pens, glossy accents

365 Cards- Catching up on past challenges

Have I told you lately how much I love 365
. Well I got behind on challenges so while away this weekend at crop in Indy, I decided to do a little catching up!

Day #22-Super Sketchy Sunday

Again I used scraps for this card, Swiss dots embossing folder for Cuttlebug, a white Cat's eye around edges, and sentiment is from SU set Inspired by Nature.

Day #24- Setting the Scene

This challenge we were supposed to use a nature scene so I used the SU set Inspired by Nature again. I also used CTMH inks Honey, Blush, Chocolate, Goldrush, and Barn Red to create my background using make up sponges. Picture is lousy, looks much better in person (will retake later).

Day #25- Ad Inspired

Today we were to use ad below as our inspiration. Once again scraps were used from my stash and SU Inspired by Nature stamp set (can you tell I love this set).

Day #26-Color me Anything but that!

Today we were to use a color that we never use, so for me that was orange. Digging through my scraps was hard since I do not use orange very much my scraps were limited, but I found this patterned paper and thought I could work with it! Paper is from TLC (now Breezy Design), threading water punch for scallop, CTMH set Aspiration for flower, sentiment from SU Upsy Daisy set, chestnut roan ink, and SU chocolate chip marker for detail.

Day #33- White Space

For this challenge we were supposed to only use the top 1/3 or the bottom 1/3 of your card, leaving the other 2/3 blank. What a fun quick card this was to make, so I made 2!

For 1st card I used SU Upsy Daisy set with SU Basic black ink and CTMH Hollyhock ink. For the 2nd card I used a new embossing folder from QuicKutz that Archiver's was just putting on floor (they are only $4.99 so check them out) and I used SU Petal Pizazz with CTMH gold rush ink. Punched flower with my SU punch, added a button with ribbon, and Ta Da super quick, cute cards!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Crafts for Eternity- SSC #29

It's Sunday and that means another Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity. Michele has given us another fun sketch to work with, so I pulled out my scraps and created this quick little card.

Paper: stash
Ink: Chestnut roan
Stamp: SU
Tools: ATG, trimmer
Miscellaneous: ribbon

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #11

The Pink Elephant challenge #11 this week was a choice or you could do both for 2 chances to win, either use Mother's Day/Mom's Birthday theme and/or 'Don't throw that away" (Reuse, recycle).

I made the Mother's Day cards to send to my deployed soldiers I ship to, so since making several I made same card in different colors. I used the CTMH Happiness stampo set, which ahs quickly become one of my faves!

Paper: stash
Ink:CTMH moonstruck, hollyhock, honey, garden green, chocolate
Stamp: CTMH Happiness
Tools: trimmer, ATG, treading water punch
Miscellaneous: buttons, ribbon

Monday, April 20, 2009

I Made the Top 5 at Cupcake Craft Challenges


What a way to start off Monday! I received a wonderful comment from Ida letting me know my card(s) for CCC #35 made the Top 5. So I get to add this super cool blinkie to my blog, WOO HOO! You can check my cards out here.

2 Red Bananas Sunday Challenge & Dutch Dare Card Challenge #44

Isn't Ella cute in pink? She is a rubber stamp from Victoria Case Art Designs. I used a past sketch from Crafts 4 Eternity.

This card is for challenges at 2 Red Bananas challenge to use your favorite animal on your card.

This card also works for Dutch Dare Card Challenge #44. We were to use our favorite things and there are many on my fave things on this card- Victoria Case stamp, ribbon, ink, and textured cardstock!

I just love this color combo, what do you think?

Paper: CS-DCWV (pinks), The Paper Company(lime) & PP-DWCV Spring Mat stack '08
Ink: CTMH Watermelon
Stamp: Victoria Case Art Designs- Ella, sentiment-SU
Tools: trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: ribbon, brads, Prisma pencils, OMS

Come join the Victoria Case group on Papercraft Planet!

Do you like to meet new people and share new ideas/techniques? Do you like to participate in fun challenges? Do you wait impatiently for the new VCD stamps to be released? Or are you looking for some awesome stamps to use on your projects? If you answered yes to any of questions, then you need to come on over to Paper Craft Planet and join the Victoria case group! Head on over to PCP, join the Victoria Case group, let them know Christy Dillman sent you by making a post, and we both have the chance to win a prize from Victoria! How easy is that, hurry deadline is May 2nd!

365 Cards Day #27 & Stamp Something Challenges

This card works for 2 challenges, love when that happens! 365 Cards Day #27 was Touchy Feely Friday- we were to use 3 different methods to add texture to the card. I used tearing, embossing, and scrunching paper (hard to see).

Stamp Something was to use yellow, green, and blue and they have a fabulous prize up for grabs.

Paper:CS-scraps, PP-DCWV summer mat stack '08
Ink: CTMH honey/crystal blue/moonstruck, Cat's Eye lime
Stamp: SU Upsy Daisy
Tools: ATG, trimmer, Cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: Imaginence flowers, button, ribbon, pop dots
CB Swiss dots embossing folder

365 Cards Day #18-Going Green

Going Green was the challenge for Day #18 over at 365 Cards. So I pulled out my new SU sets-Inspired by Nature and Pocket Silouettes and scraps to make this card. I love this card and will be making more of these in an array of colors!

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH olive
Stamp: SU Inspired by Nature & Pocket Silouettes
Tools: trimmer, ATG, SU scalloped/oval punches
Miscellaneous: ribbon

365 Cards Day # 9- Keep it to Yourself

Now this challenge was fun and I love my final result!!! 365 Cards challenge Day #19 was to make a birthday card and convey your message without saying it, so let the image do the talkin'. I used a past sketch from Crafts 4 Eternity.

Paper: CS-DCWV, PP- DCWV spring mat stack '08 and My Mind's Eye
Ink: CTMH watermelon & sorbet
Stamp: CTMH Good Times
Tools: trimmer, ATG, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: Imaginence flowers, ribbon, button

365 Cards Day #21- Sing Along Saturday

Now for today's 365 Cards challenge we were to create a card inspired by the song, Lean on Me. Hmmmm....pulled out 1 of my Pollycraft digital images and colored it up with my Prismas and OMS. Sentiment is from another new SU set I just got-pocket sillohettes.

Paper: CS-stash, PP- DCWV summer mat stack '08
Ink: CTMH moonstruck
Stamp: Pollycraft digital image, sentiment- SU Pocket silohettes
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Prisma pencils, OMS, CB Swiss dots embossing folder

365 Cards Day #20- Inside Out

OK for this 365 Cards challenge we were to primarily decorate the card on the inside, how's that for a twist! Again my card is made from all scraps, can you tell I have alot of scraps?

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH black
Stamp: 3 Bugs in a Rug
Tools: trimmer, ATG, SU scalloped/cicle punches

Another Catch Up 365 Cards- Day #30

For the challenge on Day #30 we were to create a card with a ladybug on it. My mind immediately thought red & black and scalloped circle punch, creating this cute ladybug. I used a 2 1/2" & a 1 1/2 scalloped circle punch, some black brads to attach wings, white brads with black stickles for eyes, and some faux stitching with my black zig. Come join in the fun here!

Paper: CS- stash, PP- DCWV summer mat stack '08
Ink: CTMH black
Tools: trimmer, ATG, 2 1/2" & 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: brads, black Zig pen

365 Cards Catch up- Day #31

365 Cards keeps coming out with fabulous challenges and I got behind since baseball season is in full swing so I am playing catch up.

This card was for Day #31- I'm Rounding the Corner, we were to use smooth edges. No sharp corners! So again I pulled from my scrap stash and made this fun, little card. I used my new SU set-So Many Scallops that my BFF Heather (who sells SU) got me for my birthday (Thanks Heather). Check out her blog here for info on how to place orders with her!

Paper: CS-DCWV and PP-DCWV Spring mat stack '08
Ink: CTMH blush & sweet leaf
Stamp: SU So Many Scallops
Tools: trimmer, ATG, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, button, pop dots

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity- SSC #28 & Dare U 2 Digi Stamp #3

It's Sunday so that brings us another Sunday Sketch Challenge over at C4E. today our challenge was to use the sketch above and the colors Pink, Green, and Brown. So I rummaged through my scraps and came up with this paper that was perfect for challenge and even had ribbon to match. Using one of my new fave digi stamps called Dog Gone Birthday from The Digi Shack. Come on over to
C4E and play along!

This card is also for challenge over at Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Friday Challenge. Challenge was to use pink and green and something digital of course.

Paper: cs-stash, pp-The Paper Studio
Ink: Cat's eye dark brown
Stamp: The Digi Shack- Dog Gone Birthday
Tools: trimmer, ATG, threading water punch, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, 2" circle punch, Cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: ribbon, CB Swiss dots embossing folder, Prisma pencils, OMS

Friday, April 17, 2009

365 Cards Day #45- Tri-Fold Card

365 Cards has quickly become my go to place for card ideas, their challenges are so fun and I am learning how to make cards I have never seen/tried before. This week running through April 18th all challenges have something to do with scoring/folding, every card you complete during week gives you a channce to win a prize from Score-It sponsor. What are you waiting for, hurry on over and join the fun as there is still time!

For my card I used the Dog gone birthday digi image again from The Digi Shack, I just cannot put him down as he is so cute! This time I colored him a little differnt to go with backgroud papers, so what do you think?

Paper: pp-stash, cs-DCWV
Ink: CTMH Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Honey
Stamp: The Digi Shack- Dog gone birthday
Tools: trimmer, ATG, eyelet setter
Miscellaneous: $ ribbon from Michael's, eyelet

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Another New Digi Shack Image

I am having so much fun playing with my new images from The Digi Shack, this one is called early bird- so stinkin' cute!!! This card is made using scraps and used my own design this time, what do you think?

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH Cranberry, Honey, Crystal Blue
Stamp: The Digi Shack early bird
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Cuttlebug, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Prisma pencils, OMS, Cuttlebug argyle embossing folder

More combined challenges- 3 in 1

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge was to use paper piercing, I had never done before on my cards but love end result. Ssshhhh, don't' tell mine is a little crooked.

Cupcake Craft Challenge #35 was to make a 1 layer card, which meant we could only use one layer of card stock other than your image and base. again grabbed some scraps and came up with these 2 little cuties. Image and sentiment are CTMH, added some buttons/skittles , and a little paper piecing and Ta Da!!!

Sweet 'n Sassy #20 challenge was to use a "Thinking of You" stamp, so I had some scraps laying on my table and made up this little cutie. I used the "You're on my mind" sentiment, which is a $1 Studio G from Michael's.

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH Autumn Terracotta
Stamp: CTMH Annotations- sentiment, CTMH-Solo 9
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Cuttlebug, CTMH paper piercing tool
Miscellaneous: ribbon, skittles, buttons, flower, Swiss dots embossing folder

2 Challenges in one-Pollycraft Monday Challenge #13 and 365 Cards Day #43

Oh what fun to have some crafting time again, I have been having withdrawls! Today I have combined 2 fun challenges into one, PollyCraft Monday Challege #13 was to use orange and 365 Cards Day #43 was to make a gift card holder.

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH Autumn Terracota, Outdoor Denim
Stamp: Pollycraft Benji Birthday- digital, sentiment- CTMH Annotations
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: Prisma pencils, OMS, embossing folder tiny mossaic texture

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grand Opening The Digi Shack!

I found a new dig site that is having it's Grand Opening today. It called The Digi Shack and they have some super cute images, check ou their samples!

Hurry over on over and get 50% off TODAY ONLY - Enter code 24E60561 at checkout and receive 50% off of your entire purchase! Offer ends at midnight MST.

I just got lots of their new iamges, this one is called Dog gone birthday, isn't he cute? I grabbed my scraps, added some stickles to cupcake, and made these adorable little card.!

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH Honey, Crystal Blue, Cranberry
Stamp: The Digi Shack- Dog gone birthday
Tools: trimmer, ATG, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, stickes, Prisma pencils, OMS

Monday, April 13, 2009

C4E 3-2-1 Challenge (Prize up for grabs)

If you have not had the chance you need to head over to C4E Blog and join in on the challenges.

3-2-1 challenge #4

The 3-2-1 challenge is a recipe challenge. Each Month we will post a new 'recipe' for you to try.

For this month's recipe you must include:
3 colours, 2 brads & 1 oval shape.

The challenge closes at the end of April

Here is my card and it also works for the money holder challenge 365 Cards.

Now for a little fun, I am offering up a lovely little prize for all those that complete C4E 3-2-1 Challenge and post a comment with a link to your blog. I will have the C4E DT girls vote for their favorite submission. Winner will receive Butterfly Blooms, For Peeps Sake Collection flowers(both 3.5" & 1.25" for total of 108 pretty little blossoms). So what are you waiting for, show us those beautiful cards. Deadline to enter will be Sunday, April 19th with winner being announced on Monday, April 20th.

Paper: CS-stash, PP- The paper Studio
Ink: CTMH Chocolate, Crystal Blue
Stamp: CTMH Annotations
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Martha Stewart border punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, brads

Digital Tuesday Design Team Call

Digital Tuesday Challenge is looking for design team members and you can find all the details here. Call is open until 04/17, so hurry on over for your chance to join the team. Digital images have become my new fave and what super cute images they have!

Banana Split Sunday Challenge at 2 Red Bananas

2 Red Bananas has a fun sketch challenge this week so I decided to join in on fun. My card is made using scraps laying around on my scrap area and can you tell I am loving the new CTMH Friendship Blessings stamp set I just got? Join the fun and someone will be randomly selected to win one of their newly released stamp sets.

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH Garden Green, Hollyhock, Indian Corn Blue
Stamp: CTMH Friendship Blessings
Tools: trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: ribbon, button

Sunday, April 12, 2009

365 Cards- Day #39 Wacky Color Wednesday

Another fabulous challege over at 365 Cards. Day #39 brings us Wacky Color Wednesday- challenge was to use the 3 colors: Purple, Orange, and Green.

Paper: stash
Inks: CTMH Pansy Purple, New England Ivy, Autumn Terracotta
Stamp: CTMH Friendships Blessings
Tools: trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: pop dots

365 Cards- Day #38 That's It, I Quilt

So those that follow my blog can tell I haven't had much crafting time over last few weeks. Once baseball season starts, we are on the run almost every night of week. However I have made a little time in the late evenings to make a few things here and there, so once again I am trying to play catch up over at 365 Cards.

Day #38 brings us this challenge: That's It, I Quilt! Use the sketch above to make a quilt pattern on your card. This is a great way to use up all those scraps you have laying around that you just cannot get rid of!

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH Moonstruck
Tools: ATG, trimmer
Miscellaneous: ribbon, button, flower

Crafts 4 Eternity- SSC # 27 (Prize this week)

Happy Easter to everyone, hope everyone had a wonderful day and didn't eat too much chocolate (or PEEPS in my case). LOL!!!

It's Sunday which means another fabulous Sunday Sketch Challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity. This week Michele has added a great PRIZE for one lucky person that joins us. Michele has jumped into the digital stamp world and is offering up one of her latest creations that has not been released yet. Be the 1st to own this cutie and check out Michele's other digital stamps here and check our her blog The Lilac Diary too!

Isn't this stamp adorable? Come on over C4E and join us this week!

Paper: Stash
Inks: CTMH Garden Green, Hollyhock, Indian Corn Blue
Stamp: CTMH Friendships Blessings
Tools: trimmer, ATG, Martha Stewart border punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, pop dots