Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lots of Coloring!

For all of you that know me and my crafting style, you know that I don't do a lot of coloring. Well, not the case with this Halloween card. I don't know what got into me but I like it! :)

I'll be entering this in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Halloween Challenge (#10)
Go take a look! They have some great prizes!!!

I used the great new set from SU!, Fang-tastic. I don't have any Halloween sets. I DO NOT do the scary Halloween thing, only "cutesy" so this is the perfect set for me.
I made the "dirty hills" and then stamped the cat, pumpkins and bat. I stamped, colored and cut out the cute little trick or treater and her goodie bag and popped them up on dimemsionals. I colored my scene with watercolor pencils, SU! markers and a blender pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Until next time...


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Little Bitty Door Prizes

Hello lovely ladies!

I hope your weekend is a great one!!! :)

I wanted to share with you some little prizes I gave away at my card class last night.
Just some simple 3x3 pretties...

The Merry Christmas stamp is from the SU! set "Come to Bethlehem"
The snowflake is from the SU! set "Season of Friendship"

I can't remember the vendor on the card stock. I loved it though. These were just some scrap pieces from scrap box.
The sentiments are from the SU! set "Fundamental Phrases". I punched them with the modern label punch and 1/16" hole punch and put them together with a vintage brad.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Until next time...


Thursday, October 21, 2010

What a Cute Mystery Package!

I just finished a swap with my "Mystery Friends"! Each month one of the ladies hosts and sends out images. When we get the images, we make 4 cards with them and mail them back. The hostess swaps them out and sends us 3 different cards made by the other Mystery Friends using the same image! It is so much fun seeing how everybody used the images.

Jeanette sent us this cute little bear and fire images along with the sentiment.....

I love this little guy!
I added a snail brad and a card stock moon to finish the scene :-)
I colored the images with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Thanks Jeanette for such a cute Mystery package!

Until next time...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another Competing Princess Challenge!

Hello lovely ladies!

I hope you're having a great week ;-)

Today is the day to post the next Competing Princesses Challenge. This month our team had a great is ME! Hahahahaha And for our other team AnnMarie is hostess.
We decided to make the theme "Punch Art", since AnnMarie and I love it so much!

Here's what I came up with, with the kit I sent to my team....

I love that Sweet Pea dsp. I hate that it retired. :(
For my punch art I used the SU! butterfly punch and a brad. I sponged two punchies and drew on some "veins" to make a pansy.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Until next time...


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Join Us At SU-Only Challenges!


Thanks so much for visiting my blog today :-)

I hope you have a chance to join us over at SU-Only Challenges. Today's Challenge is to use the new fabric or waffle paper in the Holiday Mini. Oh, and if you don't have either of those you can use ribbon in a creative way! Yay for that! Because I didn't have any of the new fabric or waffle paper *Whoops*

Oh well, I think my use of ribbon is pretty cute....

Paper ~ White, Garden Green
Ink ~ Early Espresso
Stamps ~ Word Play
Accessories ~ Pumpkin pie ribbon, Early Espresso ribbon, Real Red ribbon, Bashful Blue ribbon, SU! pearls

I never use Garden Green. I thought it went well with the colors of ribbon I used so I tried it. What do you think?

I hope you're having a great week!

Until next time...


Friday, October 15, 2010

Let's Duel!

It's time for another Dueling Darlings Challenge! Can you believe it's the middle of October already! Where in the world has this year gone?! Wow!

This month for the DDDazzlers, Lil' DJ was our hostess. She sent the cutest kit. I loved all the elements even though I didn't get to use them all on my card. She sent bunches of goodies! I've never seen the image that she sent.....It is darling!!!! ;-) Thank you Debbie!!!

So, I decided to go with a 6"x6" card base, but, my card is just a litttttttttle different....

In the kit was this adorable patterned paper. Debbie was so kind to cut it where there was an entire doll on it. So, I had to cut it out and make it a part of my card. That's why I had to make the card base 6x6! This cute little doll is not so little! hahaha But, I just had to use her!
Deb asked us to use a treasure of our own, on our creations. Okay, so I forgot....I'm blond!!! But, after thinking about it I do have a treasure on the card. I just received it, it was in the kit, that technically makes it mine right?! Yeah, I know that's not what you were talking about Deb, sorry. Anyway, the patterned paper doll is my treasure. I just couldn't bare to cut her up!!!!

Here's a pic of how you "open" the card...

The ribbon, flower and button were all in the kit along with the paper that is backing my image. There was also another piece of grosgrain ribbon and some brads. I'll get to use these on another project ;-)
I used Not Quite Navy for my card base. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and SU! markers.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! And, don't forget to stop by the other Darlings blogs and galleries to see what they created! I'm on my way to find out now!

Until next time...


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Check Out my Mom's Blog!!!

Hello ladies!

Many of you know that I'm getting my house ready to sell. So, I've not had any time to craft. Our Realtor even told me it would be a good idea to put my craft stuff out in the garage!!!!! Ummmmm, no it wouldn't! Can you believe that?! She's obviously not a paper crafter is she?! :) Who stores their supplies in a non-temperature controlled area?! NOT ME! NOT GONNA HAPPEN! I did hide them from potential buyers, in case they're not a fan of scrap paper everywhere and inky stamps laying all over my desk....*rolling eyes* right?!

Oh well, I posted today to let you know about an exciting thing happening over at my mom's blog!
She is a Creative Memories consultant and also a Copic Retailer!!!! How cool is that?!
She is having a CM give-away! Click here to check it out! Also, check out an earlier post she has about her copic prices. She has a super sweet deal on refills!!!!

I hope you are having a great week

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pretty Friend Colors

I have really liked using Marina Mist lately. It's becoming a favorite.

I like how easily this card came together too. Toooooo easy!

Paper ~ white, marina mist, rose red, old olive dsp
Ink ~ marina mist, rose red marker, versa mark
Stamps ~ Friends Never Fade
Accessories ~ Scallop Trim border punch

Thanks for visiting today!

Until next time...


Another Challenge at the SU-Only Challenge Blog!

How is everyone today?
Well, we are having some very blustery days around here. I love it! Right now as I type it is 56* outside and it's lunch time! Wow! I love cooler weather :-)

Okay, I'm posting to let you know about our 3rd challenge over on the SU-Only Challenge Blog! Please go check it out and look at all the great design team creations. Wow! The ladies did a great job. I hope you like the card I made!!!! You can find it there too :-)
I hope you find time to play along with us!

Have a great day!

Until next time...


Monday, October 4, 2010

An All Time Favorite!


This is my 4th post in as many days.....what's up with that? ;-) Thanks for the motivation April!!!

I told you all yesterday that I would try and post my other card we'll be making at card class at church later this month. But, guess what I did? I didn't take a picture of it this morning before I took both cards to church. I have them on display so the ladies will know what cards they will be making. So, I'll have to get that post up later. Sorry....

I do have a card I made a couple months ago for a CAS challenge over on SCS and I can't find where I've posted it yet. I went through my blog posts and didn't find it so hopefully I'm right on this.

The challenge was to use a Kraft (crumb cake) and turquoise color combo.
Here's what I came up with...

Paper ~ Natural White, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
Ink ~ Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso
Stamps ~ Just Believe
Accessories ~ Sponge Daubers

This is one of my all time favorite cards I've ever made. I don't know exactly why. I just love how it turned out, the layout and the colors. I know this design will be used in an upcoming card class! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great week...

Until next time...


Sunday, October 3, 2010

He was Born to Die

Hello everyone!
I pray you're having a great Sunday.

I thought this card was great to post on a Sunday :-)
Christ was Born. He was born to die. To die for our sins, so that we would have a way to Heaven through Him!
Now, Christ is Risen, Praise His name!

Card stock ~ White
Ink ~ Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Stamps ~ Christ is Born, Refuge and Strength
Accessories ~ Hemp twine, dimensionals

This card was super fast to make. Cutting out the images was the "work" and that took minutes.
I'm having a card class at the our church this month. This is one of the cards the ladies will be making. They're buying kits. Each kit will make 5 cards all of the same design. There are 2 different kits to choose from. I'll try and have the other card posted tomorrow!

Thanks so much for coming over!

Until next time...


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pretty Little Ornaments

Hiya ;-)

I hope you had a great week and now get to relax a bit for the weekend! I'm planning on doing just a little cleaning and a lot of crafting today. *giggle*

This is a card I made for the card class I had Tuesday night. The card I posted yesterday was another I did for that same class.

Paper ~ white, old olive, pretty in pink
Ink ~ pretty in pink, old olive, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip
Stamps ~ Christmas Greetings, Tree Trimming
Accessories ~ Stamp-a-ma-jig (used the hound out of that tool on this card!!!), sponge daubers, dimensionals

This was my favorite of the class. Of course, it is the card that took the longest to make! I had to use the stamp-a-ma-jig quite a bit on this line up the ornaments so they were straight, to line up the strings and to stamp the sentiment. It is worth it though. Pretty, pretty ornaments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time...


Friday, October 1, 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow........

Hey everyone!
Sorry I've been missing in action lately. I've had a full week....tough week, subbing. Middle school...I don't remember it being so rough!! whoa.....

Anyway, I'm starting off October with.....SNOW!

Well, not outside but inside with this simple card. :-)

I used the new Northern Flurries SU! embossing folder on white card stock then matted it with bashful blue. I added a silver brad to the corner of the panel. Then for the silver snowflake, I used my SU! snowflake punch on white c/s, inked it with versamark and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.

I love this clean look. A great card to add a beautiful sentiment to the inside.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Until next time...