Sunday, March 29, 2009

Crafts for Eternity-SSC #25

Have you joined us on the challenges over at Crafts 4 Eternity? Michele has given us another fabulous sketch to work with and we were supposed to use yellow & green. I really tried to stick with those colors, but had to add some more colors too! Check out Michele's and other DT members cards on C4E blog and show us your wonderful creations!

Paper: stash, pp-DCWV Spring Mat stack 2008
Inks: Stazon black, CTMH Hollyhock
Stamp: CTMH
Tools: Trimmer, ATG, threading water punch, scalloped circle punches
Miscellaneous: CTMH markers, ribbon

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

365 Cards Day 16 & 17

I cannot tell you all enough how much I love 365 Cards, they have some fabulous challenges. This card will cover 2 days worth of challenges:

Day 16-The 1st "Imagine This" challenge is all about SUNSHINE! Use an image of the sun, or use the card to convey how it makes you feel.

Day 17-Buttons & Bows: use 3 buttons and 3 bows.

So I raided my stash and this is what I came up with, isn't it cute? I used a roll of felt sunflowers and some wonderful riboon and buttons. Now for the fun part- have you ever inked those CB embossing folders? Well I finally did, used some CTMH sunflower ink in the distressed striped folder and TA DA!!! Doesn't it make that card pop! Sentiment is from CTMH Happiness set and a little faux stitching to call it complete!!!

Paper: white cardstock
Inks: CTMH Sunflower
Stamp: CTMH Happiness
Tools: ATG, trimmer, cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: felt trim, buttons, ribbon, CTMH marker, distressed striped emboissing folder

Sunday, March 22, 2009

C4E Sunday Sketch Challenge #24

Another fabulous sketch for SSC #24 over at Crafts 4 Eternity. Check out the other DT members wonderful cards! I used so pretty papers from my stash and my cute new Sugar Nellie stamp, Daisy. You can get this little cutie Funky Kits.

Paper: stash
Ink: CTMH- garden green, indian corn blue, Stazon-black
Stamp: Sugar Nellie, miscellaneous alphabet set
Tools: trimmer, ATG gun, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, 2" circle punch, Cuttlebug, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: pop dots, ribbon, swiss dots embossing folder

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call!

Inky Impressions is having a call for their 1st ever Design team for the launch of their new stamps. Check out their blog for some "sneak peeks" of some adorable stamps coming soon and to get details to enter DT call.

I picked these two cards of some of my fave images I have colored, gamer boy is from Victoria Case Art Designs and Bex Bear is from Pollycraft.

Good Luck to all who enter, crossing my fingers here too!

Card of the Week Honors at 365 Cards!!!!!

365 Cards

I am soooooo super excited to announce that my card for Day #11-Giving It All Challenge over at 365 cards was pciked in the Top Trio. I get to place this super cute blinkie on my blog! Thanks so much for picking my card, I am having so much fun participating in challenges. Come join the fun and you could get your own blinkie too!!!

365 Cards Day #15-Super Sketchy Sunday

Wonderful sketch again for Day #15 over at , 365 Cards. Have you joined in on the fun yet? If not hurry on over and be inspired, sounds like some fun prizes will be coming on future challenges.

Paper: stash
Inks: Stazon black, CTMH cranberry
Stamp: CTMH solo #1
Tools: ATG, trimmer, Score-pal
Miscellaneous: buttons, ribbon

365 Cards Day #14- DIY & Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch

This was one of my fave challenges at 365 Cards so far!!! Our challenge today was to make our own Flower Embellishment, how fun to make our own embellies!!!

I used my scalloped punches to make my flower, love this card!!! I used TSSC61 sketch from Technostamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch.

Paper: pp-stash, cs-DCWV
Ink: CTMH crystal blue, Stazon black
Stamp: Autumn Leaves
Tools: ATG, trimmer, scissors, threading water punch, 2 1/2" & 1 1/2" & 1 3/8 scalloped punches
Miscellaneous: button, ribbon

365 Cards Day #13 Festive Friday/Papertake Weekly

Love making cards that fit multiple challenges, this was fits Day #12 Festive Friday challenge at 365 Cards and Papertake Weekly.

For 365 Cards challenge was to make a birthday card using red, blue and yellow only. For Papertake Weekly challenge was to make a card with something edible on it. I used the cupcake from my new CTMH stamp set Good Times that I got for free for placing a $25 order last month-Woo Hoo!!

Love the way this card turned out, may have to make more of these!!!

Papers: pp-stash, CS- DCWV
Inks: CTMH cranberry & crystal blue
Stamps: cupcake- CTMH Good Times, celebrate-3 Bugs in a Rug
Tools: ATG, trimmer, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, pop dots

House Mouse Challenge # 29/365 Cards Day 12- Thursday's Theme

The theme for this card "A Big Move". It can be a card for someone who's moving, or it can even say "We're Moving". Make it say what you want, as long as it fits with the theme.

I was struggling with this challenge to until raiding my stamped image stash and found this little cutie. This card works for 2 challenges- I used the sketch from HM Monday Challenge and the theme from 365 Cards.

Paper: Stash
Ink: Stazon black
Stamps: Happy Hopper Wagon Ride, alphabet stamps from stash
Tools: ATG, trimmer, Score-pal
Miscellaneous: brad, ribbon, prismas, OMS

365 Cards Day 10-Picture this!

So the challenge was to use a family photo, a photo of your pet, or a scenic photo - any one you choose, and include a sentiment to match.

Now this challenge was very hard for me and took me awhile to come up with something, not sure I am loving end result but don't hate it either. This picture is of my oldest son at a baseball game, I love the concentration in his face as he watches what is happening. He obviously has a mouth full of sunflower seeds-LOL!!!

Hurry on over to 365 Cards to all the interpretations of this challenge and upload you card too!

Ink: Stazon black
Stamp: sentiment from CTMH solo #1
Tools: Trimmer, ATG
Miscellaneous: CTMH cranberry marker

365 Cards Day 8- Super Sketchy Sunday

OK I am still playing catch up on challenges over at 365 Cards, this card is for the Day 8 Super Sketchy Sunday challenge. Sketch was provided by Kazan Clark, who along with Laura Davis have a wonderful challenge blog 2Sketches 4 You.

Here is my card-papers, ribbon, and buttons from my stash. Isn't that image adorable? It's a digital image from Pollycraft.

Come join in on the fun over at 365 cards, get inspired, and build you card stash in process!!

Ink:CTMH moonstruck, Stazon black
Stamp: Pollycraft Bex Birthday Fun
Tools: ATG, trimmer, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, 2" circle punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, button, CTMH moonstruck/twilight/crystal blue markers, Prismas, OMS, pop dots

Monday, March 16, 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity SSC #23

It's that time again, are your ready for another C4E Sunday Sketch Challenge. Challenge is to make a card using the fabulous sketch with a Mother's Day theme. I just got this new stamp set from CTMH Happiness, I love it!!! This set is going to get worn out, guess I am ready for spring!!! Papers, ribbon, and buttons are from my stash, ink is CTMH moonstruck & garden green.

Ready to join the fun? Head on over to C4E to join us and check out all the DT cards while there!

Paper: Stash
Ink: CTMH moonstruck & garden green
Stamp: CTMH Happiness
Tools: ATG, trimmer, Marta Stewart border punch
Miscellaneous: ribbon, buttons, pop dots

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Catching up with 365 Cards Challenges

OK still playing catch up with challenges at 365 Cards.

Day #5- Thankful it's Thursday!

Create a thank you note that you could make a lot of, so here is my take using all scraps from my stash!

Day #6-Flashy Friday

If you're not as comfortable with jewels, glitter, and sparkly cards in general, then this will likely be a challenge for you. The idea is to make the card sparkle from top to bottom.

Both are embossed using the cuttlebg. You cannot see in picture very well, but the pink one's embossing is covered with cotton candy stickles and blue one's embossing has a really pretty iridescent glitter.

Day #7- Shape Up

It's one of those that will pop up from time to time, and this time the shape is a circle. That means that the card should be shaped like a circle, or a circle must be the dominating shape.

Here is my card and I love the end result, this was made using all scraps I had in my stash. Sentiment and patterned paper are from Breezy Design, black is embossed using Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder.

Day #9- Just the Scraps

Use only scraps of paper - don't cut down anything new! Try to use 3 scraps on your card. You can trim up paper that has previously been cut down.

What fun this was, I have loads of scraps so this was a great challenge for me!

Day #11-Giving it all you got!

Those of you who like to load your cards up with lots of patterned paper and embellies will like this one. We challenge you to use 5 different patterned papers and at least 5 embellishments.

OK my card is made using the circle die-cut sheet from the Salt & Pepper Runway Collection from Breezy Designs, I cut the circles in half. Brads are from my stash and sentiment is part of stamp from $1 Studio G stamp I got at Michael's. Stamp on inside is also $1 Studio G, just stamped twice. This was fun challenge, complicated at 1st but once I got rolling love how this card turned out!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

KCASG March Shoebox Swap

What another wonderful night of fun we had Friday night at the KCASG March Shoebox swap! Andrea was a wonderful hostess and those cookies were to die for and what cute kiddos! They ladies really outdid themselves again with their fabulous cards, our theme was punches and bellies (embellishments). Aren't they great, Jill walked away with the door prize for the evening. I will post my card later as I forgot to take a picture. Cards were made by from top to bottom: Sue, Jill, Katie, and Andrea. Those who cancelled missed out on a great time!

365 Cards Challlenges- Catching Up!

Have you all checked out 365Cards yet? It is an awesome new site for cardmakers and has a new challenge daily. I was super busy last week and am trying to play catch up this week. Can you make 1 card daily for a total of 365 at end of year? I am sure going to try myself, what a great way to get inspired and build your card stash in process.

Day #1- Sketch Challenge

Day #2- Less is more
The challenge is simple, but not necessarily the outcome. We challenge you to use no more than TWO embellishments on your card.

Day #3- Tuesday's Trio

Every now and then, I will throw out a trio challenge, which means your card must have three specific items on it somewhere. This challenge's trio is BUTTON-FLOWER**-RIBBON.

Day #4- Ad Inspired Challenge

Use this ad as the inspiration for your card design.

Papercraft Planet-VCD Challenge 0301

Have you heard of Papercraft Planet? It is this great online community where you can join different groups. I am part of the Victoria Case Design group and this card was for challenge 0301.

Isn't this the cutest image? This is Ella and she is a rubber stamp from my fave place to get both rubber & digital stamps Victoria Case Designs. Victoria is super cute and makes the cutest images!

Come on over to and join our group and of course head on over to VCD to purchase some awesome stamps!

Paper: CS- stash, PP- The Paper Studio
Inks: Cat's Eye-dark brown, Stazon-black
Stamp: Victoria case Designs- Ella
Tools: ATG, trimmer, cuttlebug, stipple brush
Miscellaneous: ribbon- Breezy Designs, flowers, brad, prismas, OMS, pop dots

C4E March 3-2-1 Challenge

Please come on over to the Crafts 4Eternity website and join in on the March challenges in the craft room. Check out details below:

3-2-1 challenge #3

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

This month's recipe was submitted by Annie from the C4E design team.
You must include:
3 flowers, 2 pattern papers & 1 ribbon.

Here is my card! I also used sketch, but cannot remember from where. I distreseed edges of my papers using scissors. Jazzed up my C-bugged flowers with some stickles-gotta have bling right?

Paper: CS-stash, PP- The Paper Studio & Breezy Designs
Inks: Cat's Eye- dark brown
Tools: cuttlebug, ATG, trimmer, scissors
Miscellaneous: ribbon-Breezy Design, eyelets, Diamond stickles, CB border folder

Pollycraft Challenge #10- Sue's Sketch

Another fabulous sketch challenge over at Pollycraft Monday Challenge Blog. I again used the digital stamp Bex Birthday fun, I just love these images-so stinkin' cute!!!

Paper: CS-stash, PP- The Paper Studio
Ink: Cat's Eye-dark brown
Stamp- Pollycraft digital stamp- Bex Birthday Fun, Tag- $1 Studio G stamp
Tools: ATG, trimmer, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: flower, brad, pop dots, ribbon, prismas, OMS

Just Christmas & Birthday Cards Sketch #22

Another card for the challenge over at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. I used one of my digital stamps called Bex-Birthday Fun from Pollycraft. Isn't she cute? What a fun sketch!

Paper: CS-stash, pp- The Paper Studio
Ink: Cat's Eye-dark brown
Stamp: Pollycraft digital stamp- Bex Birthday Fun, sentiment-3 Bugs in a Rug
Tools: ATG, trimmer, threading water punch
Miscellaneous: buttons, ribbon, pop dots, prismas, OMS

2 Sketches 4 You Sketch #21 & Bonus Sketch

Here is my card for the challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You. What a fun sketch, surf on over and join the fun! Flower is brown, although looks orangish in picture.

Paper: CS-stash, PP- The Paper Studio
Ink: Cat's Eye-dark brown
Stamp: Studio G $1 stamp
Tools: ATG, trimmer, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, 2" circle punch, cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: ribbon, Eucalyptus & cotton candy stickles, swiss dots CB folder, prismas, OMS, brad, flower

Here is my card for the bonus sketch also, love this sketch!

Paper: CS-stash, PP- The Paper Studio
Ink: Cat's Eye-dark brown, Stazon-black
Stamp: CTMH Bunny Love
Tools: ATG, trimmer, threading water punch, 2 1/2" scalloped circle punch, 2" circle punch, cuttlebug
Miscellaneous: ribbon, metal bookplate, swiss dots CB folder, prismas, OMS