Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thursday is my favorite challenge day!

This week on The Play Date Cafe it's all about a great color combination of black, white, and hot pink! What could be better? Well, being able to make it using a really cool sketch from Pals Paper Arts and the DYSU layer challenge.
Challenges entered
PPA129 Sketch Challenge
DYSU#59 Layers

A Passion for Purple

This week I got my first CD and I'm so excited to use it! It's Ooh La La Creations, "Shoes in Bloom 2". Here's what I made! I added rhinestones to give it a little bling!

Colorbok: white cardstock
Colorbok: bright green cardstock
Colorbok: bright purple cardstock
Michael's: pop-up dots
Ooh La La Creations CD: shoe and striped border paper
Fiskars: paper cutter
Scotch ATG 700: double side tape gun
Rhinestones recycled from an old card!

This card is currently entered in the following challenges:

The Pink Elephant Challenge sketch #137
CDSunday Challenge "Recycling"- must use something from a CD
Make My Monday week #38 Flourishes and Diamonds
Less Is More week #56 Don't Scrap It
Kaboodles Doodles Challenge #108 Shades of Purple 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lace and Pearls

Sentimental Sundays always has a fun challenge and this week it's Challenge#91, lace and pearls.
I wanted to do a little something different this week so I combined my card with a box so I could fill it with pretty sachets for a gift. http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/

This was also entered in the Charisma Cardz Challenge #7 "Love is in the Air"! Check out her blog at http://charismacardz.blogspot.com.au/
and Penny's Paper Challenge #73 Anything Goes

Michael's Crafts: cardstock, lace, wide and narrow baby pink ribbon, shear green ribbon to bouquet the flower stems
Michael's Recollections: large pearls, swirl pearls, pigment ink pad; chestnut
Wild Orchid: Pink mulberry paper roses
Hero Arts: stamped sentiment
Make the Cut: tag
Cuttlebug machine and embossing folder: Damask frame
Fran Lala: pearl pins (don't know where she got them!)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's All in the Presentation

OMG! I found another blog and this one is right up my alley!
 The Blackberry Vine is all about gift presentation.
  I really do enjoy making very personalized

cards for my family and friends, but creating a matching bag or box (or in this case, both) brings it all together! You've got to check out this blog http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/ Then click on Pretty Packages Party#12 for this month's party.

K&company Cardstock: Life's Journey
Martha Stewart Punch: Daisy Fan Deep Edge
Martha Stewart Punch: Doily Lace Trim
Martha Stewart Punch: Flower Bed Deep Edge
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Wild Orchid: small mulberry paper roses
Michael's Crafts: ribbon
Michael's Crafts Recollections: pearls
Make The Cut: to create and design the bag

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

So many blogs, so little time!

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This morning I was "blog surfing" when I came across a great challenge blog, Tuesday Throwdown and noticed a sponsor, mygrafico. Being somewhat new to the "digi world", I went over to the website to check it out. OMG! They have awesome SVGs, this being one of them! When I saw it I just HAD to have it. I did spend the extra bucks to get the license rights because it's so beautiful and I know I'll be making many cards with it. Thanks Tuesday Throwdown!

Add our banner to your blogThis card was also entered in:
The Pink Elephant TPE 136

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Happy Mardi Gras! We thought it befitting to make some
really fun things for Mardi Gras. Last night I made these festive
masquerade mask candies! I've never done anything like this,
but it was so much fun. (Now I can't wait to make some cute little
bunnies for Easter).
Since I'm mostly a card maker, this day wouldn't
be complete without a matching card! We hope you have fun today. Celebrate! Pin It

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge

This really IS a sketch with a spin!
Not only is there a sketch to get you
started, die-cuts or punches can
get in the act! And, I have so many
punches! Check out all the little
pretties at The Sweet Stop!
Thanks to Ooh La La for using a photo inspiration challenge! http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/
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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thank You Card

This week is full of fun challenges! An opportunity to use ribbon, die-cuts, work with a great sketch, and add a sentiment! Challenges entered: CAS-ual Friday CFC40; Ribbons, Less Is More Week 55; Punches and die-cuts, Frosted Design card sketch #12, and Sentimental Sunday Challenge #90; Lets get sentimental. Check out all the blogs and see some fabulous creations!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wedding Gift bag and card

The MIL asked me to etch a vase for a wedding gift.
Well, I aiways make a card and matching bag,
so I just had to share it with you and Less
is More!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Folded Easel Card

This is a very different way to showcase a birthday sentiment! You get to see both sides without opening the card. I made the stencil using my Make The Cut. What a unique way to show off your card!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cardabilities Sketch Challenge #49


This is the first time I've entered a
Cardabilities challenge and I had
such fun! I really enjoy looking at
what everyone else has done to see
their creative interpretation!

I found this gorgeous vintage looking lace at Hancock Fabrics and the silver metal hearts were from a pair of earrings at a dollar store!
Roses. pearl swirl and pins, and ribbon came from Michael's. Sentiment is a stamp.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine for my Sweetie!

Sentimental Sundays "Feel the Love " Challenge

Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday! Yes, even more than Christmas. I make valentines for everyone and here's a valentine I made for my sweetie. I downloaded the music sheet for my background, printed the sentiment using the Eutemia font on my MTC so I could manipulate the word placement. Twine, feathers, and a button created a more masculine look for this very romantic card!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mojo Monday Challenge 227

It's time for Mojo
Monday 227!
This week's challenge
uses the sketch shown
below and designed
by Debbie Carriere.
Thanks to Debbie for a
great design and one
more excuse to have so much fun making yet, another card!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC 117

I have so much fun with The Play Date Cafe color combinations. Ivory, periwinkle, and lavender are so tranquil that I thought looking out of a window seeing a field of lavender would be perfect. It's always fun at The Play Date Cafe.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ivory Valentine Box


I made this box to hold all of my valentine's!
Making boxes is one of my favorite craft
projects and, of course, matching cards!
The top is embossed and accented with small pearls.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Creative use for frap carton and bottles


I found a new use for all those leftover frap bottles and boxes. They're too cute to throw away!
I went to the Graphics Fairy images and picked out fruit to match the flavor of the jam. I painted the carton chocolate brown, covered it in coordinating paper with a label. I painted the tops ivory and attached the fruit image with twine.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Initial Wall Hanging

Once again, I went to Graphics Fairy to find this soft green background. The font is "Parchment" and I used small topaz colored gems for the corners.