Wednesday, August 31, 2011
It has been a busy summer and while I have done a couple of project I just can't seem to find the time to get them posted. Well summer is quickly coming to an end and I will be going into Hibernation before you know it. I have a 4 day crop retreat coming up so that surly will spawn some posts. Hang in there we me I'll be coming back stronger than ever.
Friday, June 17, 2011
I will be going to a crop tomorrow. 8 hours of of sticky fingers and playing with paper. I am so excited I can hardly control myself. Looks for some new projects/posts next week. I can assure you at least one post for Fathers day. How how I have missed my play time.... This work thing is just no fun. I need to hit the lottery so I can play all day and not worry about what I spend on paper. I was "organizing" my "playroom" last night and it is borderline embarrassing how much paper I have, but I just can seem to stop.... I think I may have a problem.
Have a great day
Have a great day
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This card is for 2 challenges.
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com.html was to use the sketch provided.
I loved playing with the oranges. The butterfly stamp is from my stash.
so I missed the closing date on the Play date cafe challenge, but I did learn a little html today.
This card was for the challenge at http://deedledeedoodles.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-27th-challenge-9-may-guest.html It was to be based on the sketch design. Again please forgive me I do not recall the artist of the digi stamp but I do know it came from
The other challenge was for http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com.html for animal antics.
I used scraps and colored pencils.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The challenge at http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/search/label/Challenge%20Me%20Monday. Flower Shower.
Entered at http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/
Entered at http://www.cookingwithcricut.blogspot.com/
Entered at http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/
Entered at http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Entered at http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
Entered at http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/
The challenge at http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ was to use the sketch provided.
The challenge at http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/05/cch-65-cards-for-men.html was A male card
The challenge at http://woodwareusa-clearstamps.blogspot.com/ was blue yellow brown color combo.
The challenge at http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ was things that begin with C, Cupcake seemed an obviouls choice but I went with it.
The challenge at http://www.mypartnerincraftingcrime.blogspot.com/ was incorporate numbers.
I used the Birthday cuttlebug folder for the base on this A2 size card. the letters fro birthday were cut with Jubilee. The border at the bottom come from of course DCWV.
The challenge was to create anything but be sure to use something Digital and ribbon and lace.
I used my gypsy to weld 3 tags together into a tri fold card. I used various ribbons at the top. and lace at the bottom. The lace was white and to make it match I rubbed a blue ink pad across it and than ran it through my Xyron to make it easier to work with. The flower on the front is a digital image ( pardon me I do not recall the artist) I used colored pencils and flocked the center. The images on the inside was a new technique that I learned last weekend at CK convention in Manchester NH. At the P.K. Glitz booth. The image is printed on acetate and then using special super clear clue that will also stick to the acetate you glue the back side of the image and sprinkle with super fine glitter. The glitter is is on the back side and that keeps it from being to messy for the received.
Friday, April 29, 2011
This card is entered at http://www.sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/ where the theme was sensational circles.
also over at http://www.2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ where we were to use the photo provided for inspiration.
The digi image comes from http://www.freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ and please forgive me I do not recall from what artist.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The challenge http://woodwareusa-clearstamps.blogspot.com/ use die cuts and or punches.
The challange over a http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ Easter theme
The challange http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ use Pretty punches.
The challenge over at http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/ Easter theme
The challenge http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ Easter theme
The image comes from http://freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ my apologies to the artist as I do not recall what site specifically.
The challenge at Mojo was to use the sketch provided. http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com/
The challenge at Cupcake was lots of layers, http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/
The challenge at a spoon full of sugar was let's celebrate.
The card paper comes from DCWV linen closet stack, the rubber stamp flower is enhanced with stickles.
Something about this card I just love. I was kind of thinking wedding card.
The challenge at http://thepixiecottage.blogspot.com/2011/04/pixie-cottage-challenge-66-sketch-andor.html was to use the sketch provided.
The challenge at http://meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com/ was to make your card Masculine.
The challenge at http://www.totallystampalicious.blogspot.com/ was clean and simple.
The digi stamp is from Mel Jens what is more Masculine than the word Hero and the colors I feel are Masculine.
The challenge at http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/ was to use the image on the Foever Young Circut cart.
The challenge over at http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ was emboss it.
The challenge at http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ was no text
and Finally the challenge over at http://www.stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/ was Rain / water
The card base was done with the cuttlebug folder and the the side was was also done with cuttlebug and enhanced with ink and then embellished with viva decor and stickels. The image of course is from cricut and highlighted with a silver pen. A simple card that could be for get well or congrads on a baby / bridal shower.
The challenge was to use the sketch provided and the theme was Vintage. The paper comes from the Club Ruby Designers kit from last October. The kit was Halloween themed but this seems to fit perfectly. Some distressing, some sanding, some crinkeling and some ink highlight I feel vintage was acheived.
The challenge over at Crazy challenge was Friendship. I used the Bible Ecclesiates 4:9-10 That expresses friendship so exquistly. ttp://www.crazychallenge.blogspot.com/
It is an 8 x 8 layout was was used from http://www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/ where the challenge was to use the sketch provided.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
the challenge at http://www.flauntitfridays.blogspot.com/ was use the simply charmed cart and specifically the fish on Page 41. I don't have that cart so I found the next cutest fish. This come from the Disney Princess cart. Of course it is Flounder from the Little Mermaid, one of my all time favorites.
It is also entered at http://www.fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ where the challenge was to create a card for a child.
The challenge was to use the overall cut from page 68 of the Paper Dolls for Everyday Cricut cut. This had be stumped for quite some time. I decided to work on an 8 x 10 layout that would fit perfectly in an 8 x 10 frame.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
First off the image was a freebie at Broken Box Designs and can be found here http://brokenboxdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/free-tgif-thank-god-im-fabulous-digital.html
The Paper Play Challenge week 11 was to use the photo as inspiration
This card is also entered in Sketch and stash and it was to use the sketch provided.
The paper of course was DCWV
The challenge was to use any Lite cart or older cart. I really dug deep into some of the carts I have had a while
The photo mats and book come from Graphically Speaking, the Music notes come from Gypsy wanderings and Designers calendar and the lettering come from Plantin School book. This page too some time but was so worth it
Monday, April 18, 2011
The image come from http://www.freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ my apologies to the artist as I do not recall specifically what site. The paper of course is from DCWV.
Funny story.... I was shopping at JoAnn's over the weekend and the paper by the sheet that is usually 59c or 69c was on sale for 5 sheets for 95c. I bought a couple sheets of the coordination paper that has the colored core for sanding, tearing and embossing. Can't wait to play with that. But the funny part is out of the 11 sheets of printed paper I picked out turned out to be DCWV when the turned them over to ring me out. I guess I know what I like and am faithful to DCWV without even trying.
this card is entered at http://www.daringcardmakers.blogspot.com where the challenge was Spring or Easter inspired cards.
and also at http://www.meljensdesignsdt.blogspot.com where the challenge was 3 colors, 2 patterned paper and 1 bow.
The Challenge was to use pearls. Well since I don't have any pearls that I could put on this card I used the Ranger Liquid pearls and the Viva Decor Pearl pen. The image comes from http://www.freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ and was offered my Meljens Designs. I missed the deadline for the Pearls challenge so I am entering this card at the following blog challenges. I also would like to give credit for the design sketch that was at everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com ( also missed this deadline)
this card is entered at http://www.creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com where the theme was Easter
It is also entered at http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com the theme again was Easter and the Hope in the lower right is a rubber stamp from my stash.
It is also entered at http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/ where the theme was Easter.
It is also entered at http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/ the theme was thoughts of spring or Easter.
And lastly is also entered at http://www.thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com where the theme again was Easter. ( opps missed this deadline)
Sunday, April 17, 2011
the image comes from http://www.brokenboxstock.com.
The challenge was really no challenge at all as it was anything goes... I went wild with my Cuttlebug which was covered in dust. I forgot how much I enjoyed this tool.
this card is also entered at http://www.cutecardthursday.blogspot.com. The theme was weather inspired and who does not love a sunny day.
and Lastly is entered at http://www.paperplaytime.blogspot.com where the theme again was Weather.
The challenge at http://scrapbookitblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/mels-aprilmay-sketch-and-card-challenge.html was to use the sketch provided. Because my page was a boy page I could not bring myself to use the swirls, so I replaced them with stars. I love the way it came out. So may papers took a long time to coordinate. But it was worth it.
the challenge at http://www.pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ was anything to do with Easter. The image comes from http://freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ although I do not recall what site specifically. (my apologies to the artist) The Lily's were done with via decor glitter pen and ranger glitter. The paper is DCWV luxury stack and the rubber stamp sentiment is from my stash. I inked the edge of the image and used the same color ink on the sentiment. The image is also pop dotted.
this card was also entered in http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/
The challenge was to follow the sketch provided. I did just that and cut the middle out and use a digi stamp from http://freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ although I do no recall what the exact site was. I just loved this image because is this not how we all feel after a good meal.
This card is also entered over at http://www.bellichallenge.blogspot.com where the theme was bunnies / Easter. I dug deep into my paper stash and the plaid paper comes from a very old Creative Memories paper pack. Not sure what I was saving it for. So project at some point inspired me to by this paper and then the project was quickly forgotten. I also have been so side tracked with digi stamps that I have not had ink on my fingers in some time so I decided to drag out the ink pads and use a variety to ink the edge of my card where the paper was not quite large enough.
The challenge was to use the sketch provide. I am very please with the way this card came out. I have found myself getting sucked into the world of digi stamps. This sentiment came from http://www.freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/. I apologize that I do not recall exactly what site. I promise to be more diligent in the future. The gift is a rubber stamp from my stash.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
the challenge over at http://www.kgiron.blogspot.com/ was to use the sketch provided.
Here was my take. I used Easter egg shape instead of the stars and bits of ribbon on the left of the image. The image was a download from http://www.freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/. Please forgive me I do not recall what site particular. I think I need to come up with a better system.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The challenge was
Now onto ths week's challenge
it is my turn Dianne and the theme is 'EMBOSSING'
So i would like to see this included on your creations
I did this scrap page last weekend on a scrap retreat. The gecko was cut from a cricut cart and then embossed with the cuttlebug folder.
The layout comes from http://www.scrapbookitblog.blogspot.com/
It was to use the sketch provided. I just realized I did not get my entry in on time. Hate when that happens. Anyway, I decided to enter it into http://crazychallenge.blogspot.com/ The theme was Easter. The sentiment came from http://www.freedigitalstamps.blogspot.com/ but I can not seem to recall exactly which site, My apologies.
This was the challenge.
Draw a Bird Day
Did you know that April 8th is officially draw a bird day? Me neither until I was stuck for a dare and looked up the significance of April 8th. So let's give it a go!
Draw a bird
If you really can't face drawing your own bird then I will allow stamped or paper pieced birds as well.
This was my Paper Pieced bird using the oval cutting system from Creative Memories and the Heart punch.