Monday, October 31, 2011

Holidays are almost here...eeekkk!

So are any of you starting to stress over holiday gifts/crafts/etc?  I am! I tend to be a planner, so now is the time I try to plan out all the gifts or crafts or holiday ideas that I would like to do! So now the ideas are flowing, so hopefully, I will get organized and plan WHEN I'm going to get it all done! 

One project is to plan the family holiday cards. So I have been searching and trying out different ideas. Perfect Sentiment's challenge is to use the following sketch with a holiday greeting.

Here os my take:

I used paper from a 3 Bugs in a Rug line. And hand-cut the penguins out! (Too cute). With the help of my Cuttlebug embossing folder and white ink, I was able to create the snow background. For the greeting, I chose to use white embossing to add some effect to the card. And last, but not least, I added the red string ribbon for a little extra pop!

Also entered into the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Keep Warm

Off to get the kiddos ready for some trick or treating!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

New Cardabilities Reveal

Thanks for stopping by for another Cardabilities reveal! Karan created an awesome sketch for today!

Here it is:
Here is my take:

I used an October Afternoon paper pack for this beauty. The stamps are from Studio G Ditto Collection. I used a small Fiskar circle punch to create these flowers, with a simple Recollections brad in the center.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you can find some time today to create!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back in town...getting back into the swing

I hope everyone had a great weekend. We just got into town from my SIL's wedding. It is amazing how behind you get when you are out of the loop for a few days! So I am hoping to get some crafting done later this week.

I have exciting news to share from the last few days! On Friday, I was announce the Facebook Fan Winner for Echo Park. You can see here their post.

Also, I am excited to announce that I have been chosen to be the November Guest Designer for Perfect Sentiment blog. So plese stay tune for the fun challenges in the near future!

But I wanted to mention that I have a winner for my latest giveaway! And here she is:

Love your colorful card! The airplanes are great.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is gonna be quick!

Probably going to be my shortest post. Made this card today and meant to put it up a few hours ago. Needless to say the Fire Department just left my house (yes, everything is OK, for now) and this is the first time I get to do it:

Using My Mind's Eye: Alphabet Soup Collection

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge for this week is to make a get well card with some sort of embossing.

I used my Cuttlebug embossing folders on the bird and the background.
Other supplies: Studio G stamps and Paper Studio Ink

The Perfect Sentiment - Get Well/Embossing
Top Tip Tuesday - Layer It On

I will be missing for a few days! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Off to make dinner for the kiddos, or should I say that after a day like this, I think I am ordering some pizza!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A stress-reliever...

With a sick child for the last 3 days and two kids that are feeling great and not wanting to slow-down, I needed to take a break and crank out a quick card! So when I saw the challenges for The Paper Variety and A-Muse, I went at it!

I used Bella Blvd. Finally Fall Collection to complete this card. Other supplies included: Studio G stamps, Paper Studio Buttons, and twine.

Entered in the following challenges:
The Paper Variety: 1 pumpkin, 2 word, 3 buttons
A-Muse: Buttons
Pile it on: Fall is Fun
Freshly Brewed: Pumpkins

Well, I guess I should get back to my kids.  Free time is over for now.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

First Reveal on the cardabilities Team! Plus Giveaway!

Wow, this month is going by fast! Is everyone working on the holiday projects. My list keeps growing! But this is by far my favorite time of the year!  In between holiday projects, I am able to crank out a few cards here and there. 

Here is the card I created for my first reveal on the cardabilities Design Team!  I had so much fun with this sketch!

I used the Echo Park -Little Boy Collection, Spellbinders, and varies circle punches.

Inspired by the sketch from cardabilities, please join us HERE. Sketches are revealed on the 15th and 30th of the month.  And there are some awesome sketches in the works!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I have some blog candy that went unclaimed, so if you leave a comment on this post AND become a follower of my blog, I will place you in the drawing for this prize:

Entries must be completed by Wednesday October 19th 11:59 PM CST.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ad inspired Card - The Perfect Sentiment

I was able to sneak another card, during naptime. It didn't turn out the way I envisioned it, but we all know that happens.  I completed this card for the new challenge blog, The Perfect Sentiment. This weeks challenge is to make a card for a friend and use the following ad for inspiration.
Here is my card:
So as you can tell, I got the color off. I honestly looked at the ad once and thought it was more blue than green!  However, I didn't notice the pillow with the 3 buttons until I was finished with the I think the 3 brads were a nice touch!

I used pop dots to give the 3D effect to a few of the blossoms.

Also entered into Pile It On - Just Because Challenge

Have a great day!

Falling in love with new stamps...

Wow, what a hectic week, so far!  Life stuff has been occupying most of my time this past week.  However, I did managed to sneak in a quick and simple card.  I came across this stamp company,       A Muse Studio Stamps. And I have been drooling over their cute stamps.  As I was searching their website, I came across their blog with a challenge.  So decided to set some time to participate in the challenge. The challenge is to use a stamp to form the background on a card.  Although, I sadly do not have any of their stamps, I used a stamp from Studio G (you of those in the $1 bin at Michael's).  So here is the card:
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Pink cardstock from scrap pile
Studio G Stamp
Adhesive and Pop Dot
Memento Black Ink

I hope you have a great day and please come back on the 15th for my first reveal with cardabilities!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Did you have a great weekend?

I hope everyone enjoyed celebrating World Card Making Day as much as I did!!!! My husband would probably say that I spent too much time on the computer looking at tons of blogs!  Some people inspired me to try some new techniques, cannot wait to try them! 

So I did have a contest for the celebration.  I asked people to follow the blog AND leave a comment.  However, no one did I am putting all my followers and the ones that left comments into the drawing.

So the winner is:
Maria Rodriguez

Please send me an email at to claim your prize.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bella Blvd card for WCMD!

So I actually spent WCMD at a local pumpkin patch, so I did not get much card-making done. But I was able to get a couple finished today and would like to share one!  I came across simply rae's blog that had a cute sketch, so decided to give it a try today!  Here is her sketch:
and here is my take:

I used Bella Blvd's Finally Fall collection, pop-dots and twine to complete this cute card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Also entered into the following challenges:
4Crafty Chicks - anything goes
Pile it on - Do it with Fun