Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another amazing sketch at Cardabilities!

I am running somewhat behind due to the past holiday and currently playing catch up! 

When I first saw the newest sketch from cardabilitites, I was stumped!  I ponder the possibilites with the sketch. I had never made a card with any elements that were off the card.  Here is the sketch, so you know what I mean:
Here is my card:
Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes
Paper Studio Cardstock
Recollections Cling Stamp
Memento Black Ink

Make sure to play along with cardabilities!

So my list of to-dos and want to-dos keeps growing. I don't know why I do this to myself.  My latest thing I am thinking of adding is to do the December Daily. I have been seeing this awesome albums all over and am leaning towards completing one this year. I am trying to determine if I have the time, I do not want to start it and not complete it (will not be the first time).

What projects are you working on?

Have a great day!

Other challenges:
Pattie's Creation - Christmas
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas and Sparkles

Perfect Sentiment -CASE Challenge

Like many of you, I am coming off a busy past few days and trying to play catch on a number of things!  I will have to come back in a few hours to fill in the rest of this post!!!
This is a fun week at Perfect Sentiment!  The awesome design team are making cards of their choice!  The challenge to you...CASE one of the design team's card.  Simple and easy, don't you think?

This week's sponsor is The Digital Emporium of Paper Expressions. This week's winner will win 3 digital stamps of their choice!  Exciting!

Here is my card for the Perfect Sentiment Challenge - CASE one of the designers cards this week.  Here is my card:

Paper - Imaginisce
 Slice - Words & Expressions
Martha Stewart Mirco Beads
Glue Dots
Pop - dots

I decided to dust off the Slice machine for this card.  The saying once merged into one image, but I cut the individual words. To seperate the words, I used pop-dots to add some dimension to the card. 

I tried something for the first time. Don't know if I like it enough to do again...  I attached a glue dot to the front of the buttons and covered them with micro beads.  But I will admit, it gives the card alittle spark. 

For more inspiration please visit the following Perfect Sentiment Design Team blogs:
Guest Designer:

Other Challenges:
2 Sisters - Holiday
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Craft Your Days Away - Bows or Buttons

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cranking out some cards...

I have challenged myself to have all my Christmas crafts completed by the end of this month.  (I will be shocked if this does happen.) I have been putting off our holiday cards for a few days now. But I have dedicated today to finish them.  I have been searching for a few weeks for a punch or something in a triangle. But had no luck.  Yesterday, I came across the Spellbinder Pendants and figured those would make easy trees. 

So here is one of my creations:
DCWV and Me and My Big Ideas Paper Packs
Spellbinders Pendants Die Cuts
Stampabilities Rubber Stamp
Memento Black Ink

Challenges Entered:
Pile it On - Anything with "P" (used pendants for the trees)
Papertake Weekly - Christmas

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Time for a Perfect Sentiment!

It is time for a new challenge at the!  It involves a sketch (see below) and the use of a sentiment of encouragement.
I completed a few cards with this sketch. Here is one:
DCWV - The Green Stack Paper
Spellbinders - Scalloped Octagons
Lily Bee Design - Stamp
Paper Studio Buttons
Brown Ink
I am off to (hopefully) work on the holiday cards.  I have yet to start them and really wanted them finished this week!  But, like most of you I will be using today to cook!  Happy Thanksgiving!

For more inspiration please visit the following Perfect Sentiment Design Team blogs:
Guest Designer:

Other Challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Teenage Boys

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A week to celebrate THANKS

So how is everyone's week going? Getting crammed with tons of projects for the holidays?  I am in the same boat.  I REALLY need to work on holiday cards, but I keep having fun doing other cards. Can you spell P-R-O-C-R-A-S-T-I-N-A-T-I-O-N!!!! I think that is correct ;)

I am burnt out with creating Thanksgiving themed cards or using fall colors, I decided to switch it up a little. I guess you can say the I am getting a head-start on my spring cards :)

So here is one of my latest creations.

Adornit Paper
Recollection Kraft Cardstock
Paper Studio Textured Cardstocks
Spellbinders - Lacey Circles and Scallop Octagons
Cuttlebug die cuts
Jillibean Soup Twine
Recollections brads
Sudio G Stamp
Black Ink

So know that the weekend is here and I have my lovely husband here, I think I will lock myself into my room and get to work on those holiday cards!!!  Crazy week ahead and with kids out-of-school, that will limit my crafting time this week! Off to work I go!

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I (finally) got my hands on doilies!

Have you ever had a product that you REALLY wanted, but could not get your hands on it?

So I have been in search for some cute doily stamps, for what seems like months!  It started when I saw the My Mind's Eye stamp set from the Stella Rose collection. But after searching and searching and finally found a set in Sweden and disappointed in the final cost, I decided to move on!  In my search, I was so excited when I saw some new stamps from Inspired by Stamping... I knew I was in love. They arrived and I finally had some time to sit down and create!  I used this week's sketch challenge from Mojo Monday to help with more creation.

Bazzill Cardstock
Doily Stamps by Inspired by Stamping
Spellbinders - Circles, Lacey Circles, and Label 8
Jillibean Paper
Lace Ribbon by Paper Studio
Satin Ribbon by Michael's
Recollection Stamp
Brown Ink
Recollection Brads

I have been creatively stumped lately. I believe that these stamps have sparked something...I am off to create some more! Have a great day!

Also entered into the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Pollycraft - Friendship
Frosted Designs - Die Cuts

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oh sweet baby X4!

I am sure that all of you have caught yourself staring at a blank cardstock, stumped on where to go.  Trying one thing, not liking it and starting over. Well, this week's Perfect Sentiment Challenge came at the right time!  Two weeks ago, some dear friends were blessed with quads! So how do you make a card for 4 babies and they are not the same sex? So I knew at the beginning that I needed to use stitching (one of this week's challenge).  And off I went...
This week's challenge is to make a baby card with some sort of stitching (faux, hand, machine, etc). 
This week's sponsor is

She has offered a mini Stampin' Up!® set called Something for Christmas for this week's prize!

So here is the card that I (finally) came up with!

Mohawk Cardstock
Heidi Grace Design Papers
Studio G Stamp
EK Success Border Punch
AC Zing Embossing Powder
Paper Studio Brads/Embellishments
Ribbon - stash pile

For more inspiration please visit the following Perfect Sentiment Design Team blogs:
Guest Designer:

Are you going blank of possible gifts and cards for the holiday season? Stop by our sponsors' website! She is hosting a 12 days of Christmas series of videos! Click HERE!

Also entered into the following challenges:
Frosted Design - Embossing
PaperCrafting Journey - Embossing
Hiding in My Craft Room - use something from your stash
The Pink Elephant - Embossing

cardabilities reveal day!

Well, it is the 15th of the month and what does that is reveal day at cardabilities!  Are in in love with the sketches from cardabilities and love working with them? If so, they are having a design team call, click HERE for the details!

Karan once again supplied us with a great sketch to work with:
Here is my take on the sketch:

Supplies used are :
Bazzill Pincone Cardstock,
We R Memory Keepers papers,
Fiskars circle punch and border punch
Ditto stamp
buttons, and twine. 
Pop-dots under the punched circles

Don't you hate it, when you know that you own something, but cannot find it??? All year long I kept thinking that I had a certain border punch (the one used on this card) and for the life of me, could not find it!  But I refused to buy one at the store, even through I REALLY wanted to!!!! My craft room is pretty organized, so this was stumping me! Well, I'm glad to announce that I found it (obviously)!!! I guess I put it in the box of Christmas crafts by mistake and recently took down the box and went thru it! I knew I had it :)
Wait until you see the next reveal!  It is a challenging one. Or at least for me! It will be the first time I made a card like it!!!! Make sure to come back on the 30th!

Other Challenges entered:
2 Sisters - Anything goes
Make It Monday - Anything goes

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stepping out of my comfort zone...

Up for another Perfect Sentiment Challenge!  This week's challenge is to make an All Occasion card using the inspiration picture for, well, inspiration :)

The winner of this challenge will get to choose 5 digi stamps from this week's sponsor, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

Here is the inspiration picture:

And here is my take:

This week, I clearly went out of my comfort zone. I have not been blessed with Copics talents! I cannot get the concept of the blending/shadowing. So I had to rely on my trusty Sharpies to color in this digi from Robin's shop.

I used Core'd'nation Cardstock and patterned paper from Fancy Pants.  The ribbon is from Michael's (pink) and Hobby Lobby (orange).  The stamp is from Paper Studios.

For more inspiration please visit the following Perfect Sentiment Design Team blogs:

Guest Designer:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Guest Designer for Perfect Sentiment

I am happy to annouce that I have been asked to be this month's guest designer for Perfect Sentiment.  They are a new challenge blog that includes fun twists!  This week's challenge is to use a Thanksgiving sentiment and also include brads or eyelets.  (I have all the tools to do eyelets, but never am happy with the results!) So it is no surprise that I chose to brads!  This week's sponsor is Stacey's Creative Corner !

So please visit the Perfect Sentiment HERE, to see the great prize being offered with this challege. You will have until Tuesday 10pm EST to enter your creation! And have a chance to be chosen in the Perfect 3 and/or even the random winner!

Here is my creation:

I used Bazzill Pinecone cardstock for the card. The pattern paper is from Imaginisce (I fussy cut some of the images in the paper.) Added Recollection brads for the center of the leaf-flowers. The ribbon is from my scraps collection.

Also entered into the following challenges:
Pattie's Creations - Fall/Halloween colors
Inky Impressions - Inspiration Fall Picture

Thank you for stopping by and see you again next week for yet another challenge from Perfect Sentiment!