Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Beautiful Romance


Last night Fran sent me an e-mail to tell me that The Shabby Tea Room has a challenge, "Beautiful Romance", using pink, green, white, and lace. She knows these are my fav colors and I would want to enter. This is the photo inspiration.

Is this not so beautiful? I think all of my meals should start this way! Just gorgeous!
You still have 3 days to get your "shabby chic" on and enter the challenge.
Here's my take.

Supplies used:
Georgia Pacific: white cardstock
Colorbok: green cardstock
Echo Park: light pink damask cardstock
Michael's: white lace doily, green ribbon, Liquid Pearls
Wild Orchid: small pink roses
Saturated Canary: "Fancy" image
Copic Markers
Prima Marketing: corners, key, and lamp post resins
Bird's Cards: frame and background border
Joy Crafts: butterfly die cut
MTC cutting program
Cricut Expressions cutting machine
Zig 2 Way Glue
Fiskars paper trimmer
This beautifully romantic card will be entered in the follwing challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room: Challenge 135~"Beatiful Romance"
Tuesday Alchemy: Challenge 35~"Anything Goes"
Paper Crafting Journey: Challenge~ "Add Some Bling"
Top Tip Tuesday: Challenge 87~"Things With Wings"
Crafts And Me Challenges: 105~ "Anything Goes"
Divas By Design: Challenge 56~"Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamps Challenge: "Use Dies and/or Punches"
Let's Craft and Create: Challenge 55~"Borders"
Crafting For All Seasons: Challenge 37~Costumes/Dress Up

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

November Tag a Month Swap


I recently joined The Tag a Month Swap at The Altered Paper. This is so much fun! You create a tag, size 5 (2 3/8" x 4 3/4") each month and swap with an assigned partner. This month my partner was Amy Jo at Art From The Heart. She made me this beautiful tag! I just love the colors, the style, everything about it is so me! How did she know?

AND.... not only did I get this gorgeous tag, she sent me a mountain of goodies!

Look at all these little lovlies! Beautiful butterflies, lace, flowers, tags~all of my favorite things! My, this lady has great taste! The only thing that exceeds her taste is her talent. Check out her blog linked above to see her creative brilliance.
Thank you Amy Jo!

Here's the tag I made for Amy Jo:
( I forgot to take a picture of the goodies I sent her! )

A Halloween "Boo!" To You!


What is it about Halloween? Just can't make enough cards and fun treats! I made this one specifically for my friend, Chriss America Real, at Scrappin with Chriss and Lou. Go to her blog and check out the Halloween Blog Candy she's giving away. Make sure you congratulate her on becoming a designer for Just Some Lines Challenge Blog! Way to go, Chriss!
I recently found this image, "A Crowded Mash" at The Stamping Boutique and just HAD to have it! It kind of reminds me of the "My Three Sons" logo. I bought several Halloween images and some great ones for Christmas, too. If you've never been shopping there, you're in for a treat (little Halloween pun!!!!)

The bat, witches hat, rick rack border, and pumpkin came from the MTC gallery. I used "scary" font in orange, created a shadow background in black and printed using MTC. After fussy cutting, I coated it with Glossy Accents. And, with my new addiction to Sparkles, I used Lime Green, Orange Peel, Xmas Red, Diamond, and Black diamond. Copic markers are the bomb! Will I ever have all the ones I want? (Don't EVEN ask how many I already have!!!)

I'm entering my too cute to spook card in the following challenges:
Just Some Lines Challenge: "Too Cute To Spook"
Crafty Calendar Challenge: "All Things Spooky"
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C157 "Halloween"
Hooked On Craft Challenges: #25 "Halloween"

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fight Like a Girl!


It's October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and time for another card. This may be THE designated month for breast cancer awareness, but we should all be aware every month.

I spent all day making this card! It took a while to figure out how I wanted to cut the sentiment and where to put the boxer's gloves. I think it turned out really well. I had to put the letters over the shadow background after I covered each in Paper Glaze and glitter. I made the shadow so the sentiment would go on the card easier! And, it gives it more depth. After I colored the gloves, I covered the ribbons with Stickles. The little roses at the bottom just seemed to bring it all together.

Supplies used:
Georgia Pacific: white cardstock
Colorbok: green cardstock, pearl pink cardstock
Link Up for Pink: patterned digi paper (freebie)
Copic sketch markers
Michael's: Liquid Pearls (Petal Pink,White Opal) small pink roses,
Paper Glaze, Stickles in Cotton Candy, pop-up dots
Martha Stewart: glitter
Fiskars paper trimmer
Make The Cut cutting program (sentiment using Penshurst font)
Cricut Expression cutting machine
Zig 2 Way Glue
Image by Oak Pond Creations

My little boxer gloves card will be entered in the following challenges:

Celebrate The Occasion Challenge 82: "Breast Cancer Awareness"
Craft Your Passion Challenge 130: "Save The Hooters" or "Owls with Pink"
Dream Valley Challenge 42: "Go Pink"
Link Up For Pink Challenge 6: "Breast Cancer Awareness"
Cupcake Craft Challenge 212: "Think Pink"
Brown Sugar Challenge: "Use A Freebie"
Art Impressions Challenge 83: "Pink! for Breast Cancer Awareness"
The Stamping Boutique Challenge: "Pink, Pink, Pink!"
InThe Pink Challenge: Pink Plus One
Lexi's Creations Challenge 75: "Pink"

Friday, October 5, 2012

An Autumn Birthday!


It's that time of year again! I have so many family and friends celebrating birthdays this month. Fran's birthday was yesterday! She already received her card and presents. I didn't post her card because I didn't want her to see it before her big day!

I had so much fun making this card. I've become a Stickles addict. Just add it to the growing list of my craft addictions!

Supplies used:
Geogia Pacific: white cardstock
Colorbok: brown cardstock
Tonic: ticket punch
golden gems and twine are from old stash
Scrapbook Unique: pop-up dots
Oozak: Copic Sketch Markers
Stickles: Orange Peel, True Blue, Lime Green
Memento ink pad: Tuxedo Black
Zig 2 Way Glue
Fiskars paper trimmer
Images: Northwoods rubber stamp (bicycle in garden), Stitchy Bear digi (Pumpkin Swirls)

This bright autumn birthday card will be entered in the following challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: "Sparkle and Shine"
CMC Copic Challenge: "Bright Fun Colors"
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge: "Let's Think About Fall"
Joanna Sheen Challenge: "Down In The Garden"
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge: PPMC59: "Fall Inspiration"
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge: "All About Autumn"
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: "Glimmer and Sparkle"
MarkerPop Coloring Challenge: #8 Oldies, but Goodies (B00, Y38 are older markers)
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:Challenge15: Autumn Colors

Monday, October 1, 2012

Unique Crafters Challenge #8 ~ Halloween


Happy Halloween! This month's challenge is all about spooky witches, jack-o-lanterns, scarry pumpkins, and anything Halloween! Grab a ghost and go for it! I'm sure you'll come up with something "Boo-tiful"!

Bewitched Carly is a Di Digi download colored with Copic markers. For a witch, I thinks she's absolutely "boo-tiful"!

We have 2 prizes for our challenge this month!
The best scrapbook page will receive a $25.00 prize package of craft supplies from Crafty Crops.
Start a party and craft with friends! This is a new portable scrapbook store for craft parties and fundraisers. Check it out. I think this is a GREAT idea!
The best card or altered project will receive a $10.00 gift certificate from Cedar Chest Designs,
a new company featuring digi stamps and patterned paper for the craft world! Be sure to peruse all the goodies!
Now it's time for us to see what great ideas you have to share with us at Unique Crafters Challenge!

Supplies used:
Scrapbook Unique: black tulle, pop-up dots
Michael's: purple, yellow gemstones
Colorbok: orange cardstock, white cardstock
Fancy Pants: striped cardstock "Magic"
Zig 2 Way Glue
Fiskars: paper trimmer
Thermogrip hot glue and gun
Copic Markers: E00, Y15, Y21, YR02, YR04, G05, V12, V17, C5, R11, R27, 100