Saturday, October 31, 2009

Holiday Greetings

Happy Halloween!!! What is more appropriate for a Halloween post than a Christmas card? I have been practicing my Copic coloring. This image is a free digital download from My Favorite Things. And that beautiful paper is Kaiser Craft. I also finally got around to scrapbooking last years Christmas pictures with this paper. I used Spellbinder Nestis for the scalloped frame. The
cardstock is PTI Scarlett Jewel that just happend to match perfectly. Along with some PTI Scarlett Jewel ribbon and the sentiment is also PTI Merry & Bright. Then finished the card off with three little snowflake punches from Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

Alrighty then, I am making french toast for breakfast and my daughter is driving me nuts to get started so I must run. Thanks so much for your visit!!! Have a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spooky Treats

Hello and Happy Humpday!!!! Hope yours is going well. Charlie Brown Halloween special comes on in 30 mins! Yea! I still LOVE to watch all the Charlie Brown specials. It reminds me so much of my childhood. Anywho, these are a little project I made for a few special people at work. Then everyone else wonders where in the world there's is! HA. I work in a building with 300+ people.
I got this fabulous idea from Melissa Phillips in the Oct issue of Paper Crafts Magazine. The little bowl "Cauldron" is an Easy Mac bowl. One quick little coat of acrylic paint and it became a spooky treat. I dressed it up with some PTI Spooky Sweet Treats II. Made the frame from my ever loving Cricut and the Home Decor Cart. Some PTI ribbon, some random brand ribbon, some twine, CTMH Enchanted Paper and My Minds Eye paper. PTI buttons and Favorite Findings Ribbon, some old Halloween paper clips leftover from last year. Hope you like it. Thank you so much for your visit. Hope you have an awesome night!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge 3

How is your Monday? Mine has been very productive! Yea me! SO, I got play along with another challenge this weekend. Ashley Newell's Embellish Magazine Color Challenge. The week we had
to use dark pink, light pink and grey AND my favorite....bling!!! YUMMY!!!
I do apologize that I could not get a good pic of this card. It really is pretty in person being so sparkley and all!! I cut out each flower and raised a few of them on pop dots. Okay, have more to do to finish out this productive Monday! Thank you for looking!!!
Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics
Rhinestones: Best Occasions (Circle) The Paper Studio (Row)

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 18

HI there!! Happy Sunday afternoon. Whew this day has gone by so fast! But not all is lost. I managed to get quite a bit accomplished. First off is Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I had a REALLY hard time making these colors work. So I ended up with super simple one layer although I had tons of ideas in my head, I just could not get it to work out. Glad you had a chance to stop by. Please say hello if you have a second!
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate, New Leaf
Stamps: PTI Home for the Holidays and Silent Night (sentiment)
Tools: Score Pal
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blue Rose

Happy Happy Thursday!!! Goodness this week has flown by! LOVE IT. I just bought my New Moon tickets!! My sister and I are taking our girls Friday night 11-20-09. OOOOOO I am sooo excited! EEEEKKKKK.

On to the card. I got a little crazy with the photography huh? I think I like it just off a little. Just a little wonky. HA I love that word wonky! Anywho.... I got the Allegro Cuttlebug punch and had to test it out. I smeared CTMH white ink over the raised embossed part. Kinda like it! I messed the leaves up. Instead of just cutting out the rose again on the cricut (i did use green to cut out the overlay) for the bottom part of the leaf I just colored it green with my Copic marker, dont really care for the way it came out but I had already spent too much time on the thing so I was makin' it work!
I used the awesome Basic Background Text for the words on the label one die and stamped the border on that with PTI Vintage Labels. The base of the rose is a blue piece of Creative Memories decorative paper, it is all I had that matched the PTI Enchanted Evening cardstock.
I cut out the rose with Hannah Montana Cricut Cart. The Happy Birthday sentiment is PTI Damask Designs. So that is it kids! Hope you like. Have a great night!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Purple Necklace

HI!!!!!!!!! Whoa super quick post as i am running out the door to have dinner with my handsome is 14th wedding anniversary today!!!!! wooohooo. Fun stuff. C-ya soon!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Witch

Hey There!!! Monday is almost over wooohoooo! SO, yesterday I talked about practicing with Copics. Last night my daughter and I played with them and this is one I did. I made the card part this evening. First let me say THANKS to Angela for letting me stamp her. Angela has like a gazillion and a half stamps. I love going through all of her stamps. It is like a little piece of heaven. Dont worry I am still practicing! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great night. I wont be here tomorrow as I will be out with 5 of my bestest girlfriends celebrating Lori's bday!
Cardstock: PTI Orange Zest
Patterned Paper: CTMH Enchanted
Markers: Copic
Ribbon: PTI Plum Pudding
Sewing Machine: Janome Mini
Sentiment: Microsoft Word Excalliber

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Winter Wishes

Good Sunday Afternoon!! It is so pretty and so much warmer than yesterday. I need to update about the Bonfire/Hayride last night it wasn't 30 it was actually more like 40. so NOT quite as bad but still dang chilly. I was sitting around the fire with me feet propped up and the bottom of one of my sneakers started smoking!!! HA!!! guess I was too close to that warm fire.

Anyway, Today's card is a sweet little image that my friend Tina let me stamp with. I think it is the Greeting Farm. There are three in the set Rain, Winter and Summer i believe. This on is winter. She is soooo cute. I am still trying to learn to color with Copic so bare with me.

I have no idea who the paper is. A friend gave it to me and there was no identification on the back at all. But I love the colors and argyle pattern. I wish I had more Copics so i could have matched the paper better. SOME DAY! I will be getting more. Right now I have to think about Christmas gifts before I can buy myself any non essentials. The pink paper is CTMH Hollyhock and ribbon is PTI Berry Sorbet. The buttons are from My Minds Eye. The sentiment is PTI Snow Fall set and the Snowflake is PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection. and the die cut is Spellbinders Label 4.

THANK YOU for visiting. Hope you have a great Sunday GO TITANS!! (poor babies are so bad this year!)


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bookmark Card

How is your Saturday? I have to say mine has been nice except for having to go to the grocery store and not crafting YET. I got to sleep late (8:00am) is that late? Is for me. I have been able to chill out for the most part. Just doing a little bit around the house at my leisure. Trying to stay warm. But that wont last long as I have to take Grace to her dance team Halloween Party at Pumpkin Hill which will en tale a hayride and bonfire. Sounds fun right?!?! Well, It is going to be 30 degrees tonight! YIKES. I dont like the cold very much. Hopefully I will be able to spend most of my time warming my bum by the fire!
So anywho, my blogging group, Designing D.I.V.A.S is in the mist of Secret Sister. Our first challenge is to make an un traditional card. I went with the bookmark card. I found the measurements on Splitcoast Stampers. I have not broken out the Lovely as a Tree stamp set in a while so I grabbed that and another oldie the Linen Background. The tree on the actual bookmark part is covered with the Sukura glitter gel pen. I LOVE that thing. I hope you can get an idea if its shimmer from the close up. Looks so good IRL. Okay, time to start getting ready, sure hope I get a chance to craft tomorrow since I didnt today! Thanks for your visit!
Cardstock: Stampin up True Thyme, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink: SU True Thyme, Close to my Heart Bamboo
Stamps: SU Lovely as a Tree, Linen Background, PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Fiber: PTI Rustic Button Jute
Tools: Cutterbee perforator

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Another New Necklace

This is one of my newest necklaces that I made. I am wearing it to work tomorrow. And it goes PERFECTLY with a new sweater! Whoohooo. love new jewelry and new sweaters!!!!
Have a great night everyone. Thank you for your visit!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Love You Hearts

Good Eeevvening!
Did that sound like Dracula? No? It was supposed to! I have always had an infatuation with vampires. I got to thinking the other day. This has really gone on a long time. I remember that The Count from Sesame Street was my favorite!! LOVED IT when he was on. LOL
So here is my card for tonight. See any resemblance to this card? I made them at the same time.
Decided to go for a Valentine theme. Have I told you before that I love Papertrey Ink? They are having a release party tonight You should check it out!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. Thank you for visiting!!!
Cardstock: PTI Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Kraft
Ink: PTI Dark Choc, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy
Stamps: PTI Heart Prints and Fancy Flourishes

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Holidays

HI!!! Happy Tuesday. Hope things are well on your side of the fence. I have two cards same design just in different colors. The one on the bottom was for an embellishment challenge. This time i remembered the twine. ( a few posts down I did the same challenge but forgot the twine).
The first card was my original and found the inspiration for it from a Home Decor magazine. Cant remember the name of it. It was a mag at work, I instantly thought of this layout and jotted it down so I would remember when I got home. Okie dokie, I am off to have some family time. Enjoy your night and thanks so much for coming to see me!
Card Deets:
Cardstock: PTI, Kraft, Scarlett Jewel, Enchanted Evening, Rustic Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado
Ink: PTI, Scarlett Jewel, Enchanted Evening
Die Cut: Cricut Home Decor cart
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder, Scor Pal
Punch: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
Buttons: PTI Dark Chocolate
Fiber: PTI Rustic Button Jute

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Embellish Color Challenge - Circle card

Happy Beautiful Sunday!!! At least it is here where I am. Perfect temperatures and the sunshine is gorgeous! Anywho.... I got a chance to play in another Embellish Magazine Color Challenge. This time we had to make a circle card. I have NEVER made a circle card before! Wow, am I behind the times or what? I started out cutting the scallop base with the Cricut Mini Monogram Cartridge. Then I used Creative Memories Circle Cutter to cut out the actual card that flips open. I used this method because I could stop at the top giving enough room to score it so it will flip open. Then went back to the Cricut and cut the polka do circle out with the solid circle option.
The cup and saucer was stamped and cut out then raised on pop dots. Before that though I added some "foam" with Liquid Applique. I decided to add a little more brown so used some tiny buttons however....I did not place them exactly like I would have wanted to so I tried to pick them up and replace them and tore the paper a little. Have you ever used glue dots and tried to reposition? Yea...doesn't work so much. Whats done is done so I did not have a choice but to leave it. Well, I could have started all over but I have more things to do today. Thanks so much for looking. Hope you get a chance to play in the challenge also!
Cardstock: PTI Stampers Select White, Spring Moss
Patterned Paper: PTI Bitty Dot Basics Aqua Mist
STamps: Close to my Heart, Coffee Shop. PTI Warm Happiness
Ink: PTI, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate
Buttons: PTI Dark Chocolate

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wish Big

WoooHooooo!!! It's Saturday. My favorite day of the week. It is nice and cool outside and I have some Broccoli Cheese soup to make for dinner. All is right with the world I tell ya! Most of all I have crafty time today! Hot digity!

I made this card for a color challenge for Embellish Magazine. I totally left out the twine so I could not turn this one in. It looks too much like the 4th of July to really be a birthday card huh? Well, its probably going to be a birthday card anyway!

Okay need to run, have things to do before we pick up Grace's sweet little friend Ali to spend the night with us. Ali moved away 2 years ago but these girls still keep in touch. Which is really remarkable to me since they were 8 years old when she moved.

Card Deets: All PTI baby! Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Kraft, Dark Chocolate. Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy. Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics Stars, Damask Designs, Polka Dot Basics II. Oh, the star punch is Stampin' UP!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Snowman?

HI There! How is your Wednesday? My work day ended a little early due do a sick little girl at home (her dad took care of her this morning). She started feeling bad and running a fever yesterday however this afternoon she is feeling much better so I am pretty positive it is not the flu. Thank goodness.
So I LOVE vintage but... I am not so good at it but thought I would give it a whirl. The blue floral paper is BasicGrey Oh Boy the pink is My Minds Eye (i think) it was a piece left over from years ago from a Jenni Bowlin class I took (LOVE HER btw). I also printed some free vintage sheet music from the Internet. I used Spellbinder Label One die cut in two sizes and stamped one of them with a polka dot border from PTI Vintage Label set. The cute little snowman is also PTI called Made of Snow. I colored him with Koh-I-Nor colored pencils and OMS. Inked a little around the edges of everything and ran a straight stitch around the card with the Janomi Mini.
then added a little bow of PTI Spring Rain ribbon and called it a card!
okay, since grace is feeling much better I am going to take advantage of being home early and go work out. Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great night!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two Strand Black Necklace

HI Kids!!! quick post. Got to run and pick up Grace from dance practice. Here is the necklace that I worked on for days. I strung it then took it apart, did that 3 times total! I am gonna where this dang it, even if it doesn't match! HA just kiddin. I will wear it though. Like how it turned out.
have a great night! Thanks so much for looking!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Love You

Hi There! Thanks for popping over. Wanted to share a 5x7 card I made for a friend at work who asked me to make a card for her to give to her boyfriend. I think it is quite fun and even my hot hubs liked it. I did a bit of distressing which I LOVE but haven't done in a while. Hope you are inspired. Have a great night. It is just a little chilly here and I LOVE IT!!! Can hardly wait to make French Dip Sandwiches and then curl up on the couch tonight!
Cardstock: CTMH Black
Card base: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Shaped paper: Making Memories Note Worthy (turned backwards then drew lines)
Sticker letters: Reminisce
Die Cut lips: Hannah Montana Cricut cart

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Week 17

Whoo hoo! Raspberry Suite Color Challenge Time. I'm LOVIN" this combo peeps! Hope your day has been great. Just think when you wake up in the am it will be FRIDAY!!! WOOOOHOOO
Thanks for checkin' me out. Have a great night.
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Tools: Spellbinders Label One die, Home Decor Cricut Cartridge, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder
Stamps: PTI Vintage Label and Everyday Blessings
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy and Dark Chocolate
Glitter: Stickles