Friday, February 20, 2009

SCS Technique Lover's Challenge

I decided to give the SCS challenge this week a try, it was to use the round top box template to create this lil' cutie. So since I had paper leftover from making my clock I decided to use it to make this box. So what do you think? Check out all details of challenge here.

Paper: CTMH moonstruck, stash
Inks: CTMH moonstruck, buttercup
Tools: ATG. printer, trimmer, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, 2" circle punch, cuttlebug, CB ribbon die
Miscellaneous: box template, ribbon-$1 section at Michael's, Zig pen- Navy

Cupcake Craft Challenge #27- Alter Something

Ok when I saw this challenge my mind starting trying to figure out what i wanted to alter. i have had these clocks sitting around since Christmas and decided this is what I needed to alter. I wanted it to be useful in my area and since my passion is Supporting Our Troops through the Cards for Soldiers project on cricut site, I knew exactly what to use. You cannot see in pics but the little white beads have yellow ribbons on them too! I used so many items from my stash for this project and am super happy with results! (Sorry for glare in pic and it rolled a little bit so it looks lopsided).

Interested in our CFS project, shoot me an email at or leave me a comment here.

Paper: CTMH moonstruck
Inks: CTMH moonstruck, buttercup
Stamps: CTMH Always Remember
Tools: cuttlebug, CB ribbon die, ATG, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch
Miscellaneous: beads from HL, clock

Card using Pollycraft digi stamp

I made this card using scraps from my stash and my cute little Pollycraft digi stamp from The Promise Collection-Heartfelt. I colored image with my prismas and OMS. Hurry over to Pollycraft to get your digi stamps!

Paper: patterned- Breezy Design, stash
Inks: Stazon black
Stamp: Pollycraft digital- The Promise Collection Heartfelt
Tools: ATG, trimmer, MS border punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, brad, pop dots, zig-black, prismas, OMS

The Pink Elephant #2/Just Christmas & Birthday #19 Card Challenges

Another challenge card, 2 for 1 again! This card is using the Kristin's sketch #19 here. Challenge at The Pink Elephant was all that glitters- love to use that bling!!!

Paper:patterned-stash, cardstock-DCWV
Inks:CTMH hollyhock, sweet leaf
Stamps:CTMH-Life's a Jungle
Tools:ATG, trimmer, 2 1/2" scalloped punch, 2" circle punch
Miscellaneous:ribbon, glitter, pop dots

Roses on Paper Challenge #6- Love & Friendship

I made this card for Roses on Paper challenge #6 here. Isn't this image cute? Surf on over to The Greeting Farm to get yours today!

Paper: stash, patterned-Breezy Design
Inks: black Stazon
Stamps: The Greeting Farm digital-50's sweetheart ds
Tools: ATG, trimmer, MS border punch
Miscellaneous:ribbon, pop dots

Mojo Monday #74/Pollycraft Challenge

Two challenges in one, isn't this card cute? This card uses sketch #74 for Mojo Monday and also works for challenge to "Think Pink" on Pollycraft. Image is a Pollycraft digi stamp and is colored using prismas and OMS.

Paper:patterned-stash, cardstock-DCWV
Inks:CTMH-hollyhock, sweet leaf
Stamps: Pollycraft digi- Bex Birthday Fun, sentiment-SU
Tools:ATG, trimmer, 1 1/2 scalloped circle punch, cricut
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Zig-purepink, OMS, prisma pencils, pop dots

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Check out the fabulous challenge over at Papertake Weekly being sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. challenge was to make matching set, so I decided to make another Note Card Holder using tutorial from Dannie's Designs.

Paper: stash
Inks: Colorbox chestnut roan, CTMH hollyhock
Stamps: SU
Tools: ATG, trimmer, Cricut, crop-a-dile
Miscellaneous: ribbon, flowers, Rhonna Farrer button, eyelets

House Mouse Challenge #25

Here is a cute little card I made using HM Sketch #25 for challenge here.

Paper: Stash
Ink: Colorbox chestnut roan
Image: HM Monica's gift
Tools: ATG, 2 1/2" scalloped punch, 2" circle punch
Miscellaneous: brads, ribbon, pop dots, prisma pencils, OMS

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

KCASG February Shoebox Swap

What a great time we had at the 1st ever KCASG Shoebox swap for February! Jill was our wonderful hostess this month and out theme was Spring. There were 7 of us in attendance: Jill, Angji, Andrea, Wendie, Katie, Sarah, and myself. Everyone came up with a card/project, we each cut out all pieces to make our masterpiece, and then rotated stations. Wendie opted to be a paying guest this time, but next time she will dazzle us with one of here creations!

For my project, I decided to make a little gift item that ladies could keep or give away. I used the tutorial from Dannie's Designs for this project, which can be found here. I kept it pretty simple, but if I when I make my next set I plan on embellishing the outside more. The girls were so funny, because they were overwhelmed when I explained project, but once the made it they all loved it.

We all voted for our fave swap and I was chosen as winner! OMG I was so suprised and shocked, thanks ladies for a wonderful night! I got to bring home some beautiful spring flowers and a plate full of cupcakes (which my boys devoured)!

Paper- stash
Stamps: SU
Tools: ATG, trimmer, cricut, 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon

CTMH Card Club 02/14/09

Another wonderful time was had a card club on V-Day! We learned how to make this adorable waterfall card, how fun! Check out that super cute purse card, now what girlfriend would not like getting this cute card. Last was this wishing you well card- can you guess what the border and flower is made from? It's an egg stamp, isn't is pretty???? It is from the CTMH stamp on month set Easter Eggs, check out Sue's site here for product details and to place an order.

BTW- CTMH is having a special, order $25 in product and receive the Good Times stamp set free. Who doesn't love free??? Hurry offer runs out on 02/28!

CCEE-Just Painting Around Challenge

Here is another card I made for the CCEE stampers challenge. The challenge was to use the spotlighting technique, which I have never done before and hope I did ok. Fi you look carefully you can see a scalloped circle which girl image which is pop dotted up.

Only thing I forgot to do was I was going to add some brads or something to corners of image, where I messed up punching (note: do that tonight). You can check out challenge details here.

Paper: stash
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Tools: ATG, trimmer, MS border punch, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, corner rounder
Miscellaneous: pop dots, ribbon, prisma pencils, OMS

2 Sketches 4 You sketch #20/HHC #18 Card

Here is card I did this week that works for 2 challenges. First was the High Hopes Challenge #18 here. Challenge was Hoppy Easter and I just got the cutest little set of bunnies from CTMH. This card also worked 2 Sketches 4 You challenge to use Kazan's sketch #20 here. Changed it a little, but think it turned out cute! Bunny colored with prismas and OMS.

Paper: stash
Stamp: CTMH
Tools: ATG, trimmer, corner rounder, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: pop dots, ribbon, button-Rhonna Farrer, prisma pencils, OMS

Sunday, February 15, 2009

C4E Sunday Sketch Challenge #19

Here is my take on the SSC #19 for this week, come on over to C4E Challenge Blog and join in on fun! Michele is giving away one of her newly released digi stamps to one lucky participant. While there check out other DT members take on sketch, they are fabulous!

Ink- cat's eye's
Stamp- CTMH-Celebration Blocks, Eat cake sentiment- Three Bugs in a Rug set
Tools- ATG, trimmer, threading water punch
Miscellaneous-zig pens, glitter, ribbon, pop dots

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #27

I am very excited to be a part of a new online community of wonderful ladies called the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #27. You can get more details on how you can join the group or new groups that are forming here. Waht is the sisterhood you ask? This comes from Alana:

Our mission is to create a sisterhood where we can share our triumphs and craft disasters. Somewhere we can go to get inspired by a friend. Somewhere we can go to unwind and get to know each other better. Many of us don't have friends or family close by that love to stamp, and we're looking to share our creations with someone who will appreciate them. We want to feel a little less alone and anonymous in the grand world of stamping.

A little blurb about me: I am a happily married mother of 2 wonderful, crazy boys. Oldest son is soon to be 13 and lil' guy is 4. We live in a small town about 30 miles north of Kansas City, MO. I work as an office assistant with my parents in real estates for ReMax Innovations.

We are a very busy, baseball family. DH coaches oldest son's team, so as I tell everyone "I am the brains behind that operation and he just looks pretty"-LOL!!! Little man is starting his 2nd season of t-ball and yes he is a ball player, following in footsteps of Big Bro! I am the team mom for his new team too!

Some crazy everyday facts about me:
1. I am a leftie (so are both my boys).
2. Born on April Fool's Day- no joke!
3. Once ate 72 peeps at a crop- talk about a sugar high!
4. Love Dopey the Dwarf and Phantom of the Opera.
5. Once ate and entire Grande meal from Taco Bell on a dare- many years ago!

Scrapping/Card making facts about me:
1. I never can find my scissors, just ask my BFF Heather who I met through Cricut website and can testify to me eating all those peeps.
2. I ink everythnig- yes all elements must be inked, love my cat's eyes!
3. I tend to make more things for others than doing projects/scrapbooking for myself.
4. I am part of a new Design Team for Crafts 4 Eternity- come join us on challenges!
5. I am very active in the Cards for Soldiers project on Cricut website, I am the shipper for the Central time zone. Check out my new website Cricut Cards for Soldiers and join in on supporting our troops!

So without further ado, I would love for you to meet my new Sisters of group #27.

1. Mel
2. Gina M
3. Rita Ann
4. Altering Diva
5. Karine W
6. Sally
7. Bren (Brenda H)
8. Daisy Girl (Kelly)
9. Kelly Jo
10. Shelley
11. Janny
12. Candy B
13. Heather P
14. Littleted62 (Nicki)
15. Nerine P
16. Cheri Howard
17. Anna Sutherland
18. Julie Temple
19. Dorothy

Looking foward to getting to know you sisters better!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge/ Stamp Something Valentine Challenge

Ok here is another fun card I made that will work for 2 challenges this week, House Mouse & Friends Challenge and Stamp Something. House Moue challenge was to make a card that was tall and thin and Stamp Something was to make something for your valentine. So what do you think of this card? I am loving it and hope my special valentine does too!!!

Paper: patterned-Breezy Design (formerly TLC), stash
Inks: Stazon black, Cat's eye- warm red
Stamp: HM-, sentiment-CTMH
Tools: ATG, trimmer, Martha Stewart border punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, brad, flower, pop dots

2 Sketches 4 you- Sketch # 19

2 Sketches 4 You had another wonderful sketch up for this week's challlenge. Here is my take on challenge, I turned it sideways for my sketch. This has to be one of my fave cards so far, love these colors!!! The picture does not do this card justice as the white icing on cupcake is covered in glitter.

Paper: DCWV Spring mat stack 2008, DCWV summer textured cs mat stack
Inks: Cat's eyes
Stamp: CTMH-, celebrate sentiment-
Tools: ATG, trimmer
Miscellaneous: pop dots, ribbon, Zig pens, glitter-pink, lime, & white

Just Christmas & Birthday Cards-Sketch #18

Hurry over to Just Christmas and Birthday Cards to participate in the sketch challenge. I made one birthday card and one Christmas card using sketch, it was a fun one. I used lots of things from my stash and what a great way to build your card supply in process.

Supplies (bday card)
Paper: DCWV Spring mat stack 2008, DCWV textured summer stack
Inks: CTMH Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Garnet
Stamp: present $1 Studio G- wood block, sentiment-
Tools: ATG, trimmer, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, flower, brad, pop dots

Supplies (Christmas card)
Paper: DCWV Spring mat stack 2008, DCWV textured summer stack
Inks: Cat's eyes
Stamp: present- $1 Studio G- wood block, sentiment-
Tools:ATG, trimmer, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, flower, brad, pop dots

CCEE Stampers Challenge

This card is for the CCEE Stampers challenge, check out details here. Challenge was to use pink, kraft, and white-what a yummy color combo! I broke out some stamps I bought and had never used yet and a little bling of course.

Paper: DCWV Spring mat stack 2008, stash
Inks: Cat's eyes- chestnut roan & rouge
Tools: ATG, trimmer, threading water punch, 2 1/2 circle punch, 2" circle punch
Miscellaneous: brads, ribbon, pop dots

Mojo Monday # 73

Another Mojo Monday sketch and what a fun one! Surf on over here to upload your card. I am not sure I am happy with te way my card turned out, may give this sketch another go.

Paper: DCWV Spring matstack 2008 and Summer textured cs stack
Inks: CTMH Garnet, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue
Stamp: $1 set from Joann's
Tools: ATG, trimmer, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, brads, flowers

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch #72

Here is my take on sketch for last week over at Mojo Monday. What a fabulous, fun sketch!

Paper: Patterned- DCWV Sring Matstack 2008, rest from stash
Inks: CTMH Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Garnet
Stamp: $1 Studio G
Tools: ATG, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: brad, flowers, ribbon, pop dots

Simple Thank You Card

Although I missed entering sketch challenge on Capture the Moment I still decided to use her sketch to make this simple thank you card.

Paper: Patterned is from DCWV Spring Matstack 2008, all others from stash
Inks: CTMH- Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Garnet
Stamp: $1 Studio G
Tool: Trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: pop dots, brads

2 New Blog Awards

I am so suprised and honored to have received 2 new blog awards from Michele over at The Lilac Diary. The 1st one is given to those people who show you their support by leaving comments on you blog.
I want to express my thanks to everyone who leaves such nice comments on my blog. Taking this plunge was very new to me and you all inspire me to try new things and not be afraid to put my creations out there for others to see. Before this I would have never submitted anything in contests or submitted for a design team.

I am learning so much everyday by surfing not only blog links on my site, but those blogs of those who visit my site and leave comments. I have made so many great friends through this adventure and hope one day to meet many of you in person and have one big party!

The 2nd is the Kreativ Blogger Award. The rules are that you have to wear it with pride on your blog and pass on to 7 people! Thanks again Michele you are such a sweetie!

I am passing both awards along to the following wonderful ladies:

Sue's Cricut and Crafts

SSC #18- Crafts 4 Eternity/Daring Cardmakers/Cute Card Thursday

Another fabulous sketch this week over at Crafts 4Eternity, come join the challenge and see the DT's fabulous cards!

Here is my take on sketch! Patterned fan paper is from DCWV Far East mat stack, other purple paper with dragonflies is from stack but I stamped the dragonflies using CTMH pansy purple ink. All other papers are from my stash as well as ribbon. Love stamp in corner is from a 6 pack of Asian stamps I have made by Stampcraft. The geisha image is a digital stamp from The Greeting Farm- isn't she cute?

Not only does this card work for C4E challenge, but it also fulfills the challenge at Daring Cardmakers. The challenge is :

Oriental Splendour-details below from site.

I would like you to make a card with an Oriental influence and the ‘Take Away’ I referred to is the twist in the tail.

When ever Oriental is mentioned most people, including myself immediately reach for Red and Black so I’m taking them away from you and removing them from the pallet of colours that you can use on your card.

This card also fulfills the challenge over at Cute Card Thusday. Challenge was to use something metallic on your card, I used brads and heart-shaped pin in geisha's hair.

Paper: DCWV Far East stack, stash
Inks:CTMH pansy purple
Stamps: geisha- The Greeting Far, dragonflies-old CTMH set, Love-Stampcraft
Tools: ATG, 2 1/2 scallop circle punch, 2 circle punch, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: pop dots, heart-shaped pin, brads, ribbon, chipboard

Saturday, February 7, 2009

CPS100 Anniversay Sketch

Isn't this little geisha adorable? She is a digi image from The Greeting Farm, check them out as they has some cute stamps! She is colored with Prismas and OMS. Some ribbons from my stash were added to her hair, a heart shaped-pin for her hair, and purple brad from my stash.

I used the sketch from Card Positioning Systems.
I entered this card in their Anniversay Celebration Contest being sponsored by Cardmaker magazine.

Paper: DCWV Far East stack, others from stash
Ink: CTMH Pansy Purple
Stamps: Geisha Anya (The Greeting Farm), dragnfly stamp (old CTMH), Love (from set of 6, stamp craft)
Tools: ATG, threading water punch, 1 1/2 & 2 1/2 scallop circle punches, trimmer, prismas, OMS
Miscellaneous: brad, ribbon, heart-shaped pin, pop dots, Zig pen-Orchid

Thursday, February 5, 2009

C4E Mini Book Challenge

Another C4E project for February, surf on over to The Craft Room to join in on challenges. Check out other DT members mini books in gallery also!

February challenge - love & romance

February's mini book challenge is to make a love & romance themed album.
Think outside the box... soul mates, I love.... (could be chocolate or crafting!), Loves lessons, words of love, love poems or quotes, the love of a place or time, romancing the....(you complete the sentence)
Mini books should not be larger than 6x6" in size
They can be any shape or design you choose

I used another kit from Breezy Design formerly TLC that I had in my stash. I had so much fun putting this mini book together! This cute came with so many cute embellies and I added several from my stash (chipboard hearts, rub-ons, ribbons). I also used the adorable stamp set from CTMH Just the Ticket. The wording on front is from Grunge alphabet I downloaded and printed outon white cardstock.

Paper:Breezy Design formerly TLC kit
Inks: CTMH, Stazon, Cat's Eyes
Stamps: CTMH Just the Ticket
Tools: ATG, punch & emboss Love punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, pop dots, chipboard hearts, brads, flowers, rub-ons

C4E ABC Challenge

Another wonderful challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity, this is an ABC challenge.

February challenge - The letter A
The ABC challenge is open to all crafters. We would like to see layouts, ATC's, cards, altered art projects, any craft project with the letter A as it's theme.
Think...Anniversary, animals, adventure, aeroplanes, art, attitude or the actual letter itself. Anything that begins with the letter A.

I decided to make a another ATC card and card using an adorable digital image from Michele, our fearless leader on C4E blog. Isn't he soooo cute? I got to test drive this lil' guy out before she starts selling this cutie- don't you just have to have him!!!

Paper: striped-Bo Bunny, Cardstock-DCWV
Ink:Stazon, cat's eyes
Stamp: digital by Michele, sentiment $1 Studio G stamp
Tools: ATG, scallop punch
Miscellaneous: pop dots, ribbon-$1 section @ Michael's