Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday January 30, 2012

It's Monday and a new release of two sets over at Paper Pretties and what darling images again. How do they do it? We have Charlton with strawberries and sentiments to go along and A tail of 2 hearts with perfect sentiments.

I hope you head on over to the Paper Pretties site and join in the challenge to make a LOVE card, project. This is what I came up with. I love this card and think I am giving it to my dear hubby for our 30th anniversary on Feb. 14 (yup hes a romantic one and chose that date..awhhh) This way if I give it to him it will stay where I can see it. I really love how it come out.


Allsorts challenge - heart(s)

One stitch at a time - use a digi

Paper Sundaes - Valentine
Stamps r us -love valentine

recipe: dcwv, club scrap, recollection sticker, su die, su punch, spellbinder die, copics

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Within your heart -
Saturday January 28, 2012 Unscripted sketches

Happy Saturday and glad you stopped by and I hope you get a chance to play along with the sketch over at Unscripted Sketches. I kept wondering what to do to make this sketch work and found this awesome paper and thought OK this will work. I love it when the paper does the work. I added the hearts and covered them with glossy accents to give a glaze look and the stamp I chose just happened to fit in there. I am pleased with how this came out. I hope you get a chance to play along and post your card over at the above link. I have really enjoyed seeing what you create and post on your blog. Lets see what you can do with the sketch I hope you can play.

alota rubber -hearts #75
crafty purple frog - valentines day
aud sentiments - love
inky impressions - heart you
allsorts challenge - hearts

recipe: club scrap, dcwv, su heart punch, verve words, glossy accents

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012
Ok - where has the month of January gone?? I can not believe it's slipped away so fast we are almost to the end - wow. We have been having some crazy weather in the pacific northwest so I am so ready for spring to come, but it just seems that the months are going so fast.

Well it's new release over at Paper Pretties and challenge "to create a Valentines day card" and these darling new images and words are available.. Aren't they just sweet. I love working with the cute images the pig is Q-pig and chose to use Lancelot - the bear for my card today. Hope you head on over to the above link and join the challenge I love seeing what you all make.


alota rubber #75- alota hearts

crafty purple frog - anything goes

charisma cards #2- clean and simple

papers: bazzell, yellow bus, club quick quote..stamps: digi paper pretties..accessories: pti die, prima flowers, bg brad, stickles, copics.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday January 21, 2012

Good news we have power .. It came back on last night so that is sweet. We went with out for about 40 hours, we used the generator only at night for a few hours as we only had a little gas. It's been raining a lot since last night so the snow was down to about 5 inches in the driveway so today we were finally able to leave the house and we got three 5 gal. gas cans and filled them so we are ready but sure hope it doesn't happen again anytime soon. That sucks..I don't now how the mid west and east coast manage. Really feel for those other states that get slammed. I am sure glad I had my craft room with big windows and the bright snow did help with light.. LOL

Well this card is for the challenge at Card Patterns #149 sketch shape card..
4 crafty chicks -summer in january
dysu #55 pattern papers
inky impressions -shape it up!
one stitch at a time -round and round
frosted designs -use acrylic, vellum or transparency (my flower is acrylic)

papers: quick quote, memento..stamp: pti delightful dahlia..accessories: pti die, spellbinder die, old acrylic sticker, ms leaf punch, jillibean baker twine.

Saturday January 21, 2012 Sketch challenge at Unscripted Sketches Please post your card to the link at Unscripted Sketches..
OH this sketch has a piggy back challenge, make a pocket card..

We are still snowed in (day 6) and with out power -( day two) (we have the generator on for a few hrs to keep the freezer/refer going and fixing dinner and of course Internet ; ) I have my priorities..LOL ) any how this is my card and I hope you get a chance to play along. Love visiting your blogs and seeing what you come up with. Lots of wonderful talent out there. What a wonderful craft..

crop stop #54 a bit old you said:
inky impressions -shape it up anything but square:
card makin mamas- something old (flower made awhile back-papers -heart)

paper crafting jouney #1 floral -

paper: club scrap, scraps of other white su craft.. stamp: pti..accessories: ribbon, recollection heart, te die, pti die, brad, corner chomper, sizzix tag die..

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012 Thursday

Another card for the challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center challenge #10 cdacpc10, justinklined

Thank goodness for the snow so I could get these two cards made and another big thank you for having a generator.. you see my priorities.. lol

paper: clubscrap, ranger..stamp: just ink lined..accessories: ribbon, spellbinder die, copics, stickles.

Thursday January 19-2012

This is for the challenge over at crafters digital art center challenge #10 tag cdacpc10, bug..
I got some cards made today as we are snowed in. My work which never closes (government agency) has been closed for the last two days..I live an hour from work so no way I could make it even if it was open. Our driveway is over 40 feet long and I couldn't even get my car out. Hubby tried and got suck about 2 feet from the garage.. Not going anywhere.. so I spent the daylight hours making cards as we are with out power too. It went out at 6:30a.m. and still not on as of 4:30p.m. thank goodness for our generators so I can at least cook dinner and upload my cards.

This is a lovely lady from Bugaboo so of course I had to use the free image for the challenge. This was a saying of Bugaboo's that I had for another image. The chair I colored then used a pti small stamp and stamped off then stamped on the chair to give it a pattern, love the way it came out.
challenge: dysu #55 -patterns

paper: scraps of different papers..image: bugaboo, pti small stamp for chair pattern..accessories: ric rack ribbon, spellbinder, copics.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday January 16, 2012 Well its release day and new challenge over at Paper Pretties.. Challenge is White - Blue - Silver..

The new releases are this cute little guy Marshmallow and the one below is called Slip and Slide.. Both really cute and I chose to use Marshmallow for my White/Blue and Silver card... I hope you can play along you have a week to post to the link above.. Hope to see your card over there.

This is Marshmallow..darling little guy in the marshmallows.. umm I love marshmallows and today would be a good day to have some nice hot chocolate and marshmallows as it snowed Sunday and we got about 4 inches. I am glad today is a holiday so I don't have to slide my way to work and hope it's gone or close to it by Tuesday..

Crafty Catz weekly #115 - something new (new release of images at Paper Pretties)
for fun challenge - anything goes
the pink elephant - favorite colors

one stitch at a time #96 anything goes

papers: dcwv, su..stamps: paper pretties - marshmallow/words..accessories: su silver cord, su punch, embossing folder, spellbinder die, copics

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday January 14, 2012

Unscripted Sketch challenge #141 Well it's hard to believe that half of January is gone. Where do those days go?
And hope everyone survived Friday the 13th. In the States it's a three day weekend so I am looking forward to getting more projects done and having a relaxing three days I hope you can find time to join us in the Saturday sketch challenge we have at Unscripted Sketches I hope you can play along.
This is my card to tempt you to play along.

the play date cafe-burgundy,gold,plum
stampin royalty #106-fabric (my brad)

paper: dcwv, scraps of memento..stamp: pti words..accessories: k&c cloth brad, ek punch, embossing folder, su punch, crystal glaze..

Monday, January 09, 2012

Monday January 9, 2012

Its another release day for new digis at Paper Pretties..and Challenge - GET WELL !!! We have sick dog and sentiments and Oh feathers and sentiment.. I chose to use Oh feathers for my card..

Oh my a broken wing not good for a bird but cute and wouldn't this cheer up someone sick or felling down.. I think it's darling. I hope you get to play along with the challenge and post your card to


our creative corner - shape

Penny's paper crafty - bird

one stitch at a time -embellishments

paper: dcwv, ranger..stamp: paper pretties oh feathers..accessories: spellbinder, ms punch, my cloud template, copics

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Sunday January 8, 2012

What a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest almost like spring so clear and sunny out..(thats today, enjoy while its here) I just had to do a cute spring looking happy card.
This card is for the challenges at:

stamping 411 sketch ..
aud sentiments -use sentiment
paper shelter-#45 anything goes
digi stamps 4 joy-old and new (old is stamp set-new is designer paper just got)

paper: su elegant eggplant, designer su and dove pen..stamp: wonderful words, send a celebration..accessories: hodgepodge brads, embossing powder

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Saturday January 7, 2012 Unscripted Sketches Saturday sketch Good day and I hope your off to a great start for the new year.. For a short week at work it sure seemed like a long week. We had a quiet new year and just laid low and hoped that the fireworks would not upset the 4 legged kids. They pulled through pretty good. Boy living in the country I can hardly say they were firework though..those that live in the country probably know what I'm talking about.
For today's card I chose to bring on some nice sunny, warm, bright colors I am so tired of gray.. I was not sure what to come up with for the sketch but after thinking awhile I pulled this together and am rather pleased on how it came out. I think it would be great for a valentine, anniversary or just I love you because card.
I sure hope you can play along and post your card at the above link. I love visiting your blogs and posting comments and seeing what you create. Hope my card encourages you.

alota rubber- abc (a-a stamp b-button c-circles)
frosted designs-card stock only no pattern papers

glitter geeks -hand in hand (goes together) button /circles

if the shoe fits ff98 -using what I have on hand/resolution use up scraps

paper shelter #45 anything goes

paper: club scrap, scraps of papers.. ink: black memento.. stamp: su circles circus..accessories: pti buttons, ek punch, stickles, viva pearl pens

Monday, January 02, 2012

January 2, 2012 OH MY - AM I EXCITED... I am now on the design team at Paper Pretties. So every monday you will see me posting one of the two new images /words from their new release digi.. The challenge this week is Clean and Simple CAS..This week I chose to use the new digi Simmons the mouse. Now isn't this little guy a cutie and the words.. oh yea Ive been there done that... one of my new year resolution to get back into WW.. Make your card and post to the link

paper sundaes -something old -something new
old is the spellbinder die (blue) I cut out months ago but it did not work for card I made it for so saved it and using is the NEW DIGI at Paper pretties..
frosted designs-something new new is the DIGI from Paper release
alota rubber stamps a-b-c- a/a new digi a mouse with an attitude - b/bag of chips - c/candy-cola-cupcake
4 crafty chicks - something new (the new digi set)
the pink elephant -#129 anything goes
make it monday -#70 digi
stamps r us - anything goes

paper: club scrap, ranger..stamp: digi simmons the mouse and words..accessories: lime twist bakers twine, su punch, spellbinder die, copics

Sunday, January 01, 2012

January 1-2012 Great way to start the new year with a sketch challenge from Catch the Bug, starting today 1-1-12 they have a Bi-Weekly sketch challenge this sketch challenge will be on Sundays..So of course I had to play along. They will still have the regular challenges on Saturdays weekly..
This cute little card is so bright and fun. I really like the way it came out.

challenges: catch the bug sketch
simon says - anything goes
paper sundaes - something old some thing new
old is the die cut scraps from a scrapbook page (negitave part) new is crush curry paper su-(had to open the new pack) & new sketch design..
little miss muffett #25 anything goes

paper: crush curry su, scraps of designer black memento..stamp: digi catch the bug monkeys, pti words..accessories: pti you die, copics

January 1, 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR..

This card I made using two digi images. I used The Greeting Farm body of Handy Ian, and the head of Catch the bug..kpt girl with pigtails.. I just had to try this. I did the images as whole images and cut them out and added the head to the body vs. trying to make as one and print as one.. I love the way it came out and its a new way of using your digital or even rubber/acrylic stamps.

challenge: glitter geeks - something new
one stitch at a time #94-use a digi
party time tuesday #48- anything goes
simon says -anything goes
top tip tuesday #66-anything goes

TIP: using digi's mix the body parts and see what combination you come up with as I did this image on my card. Head of the girl on the body of the boy (you'd never know unless I told you they werent one..right?)

paper: cosmo cricket, club scrap.. ink: quick quote.. stamp: tgf handy ian, kpt girl with pigtails catch the bug, words ? .. accessories: spellbinder die, copics, corner chomper