Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pocket Card...

Well Good Afternoon everyone I hope your
week is turning out wonderfully!
Today I would like to share a pocket card
with a bookmark:
(click for sharper image)
The Basic Grey Olivia Collection 
is the designer papers I used
and the 2 Spellbinders sets are
Labels 14 and Blossom Tags and Accents.

I used Phoebe Ketto on the bookmark,
she is my new favorite if I had to pick one.
I found these cute clear tags
under the rubble and they are from
Close To My Heart.
The cardboard is from a cracker box,
I ran it through the Argyle embossing folder
and inked up the edges to give
off a shabby chic appeal.
The grey rickrack is from an old sewing box
my mom gave me from back in the 70's.
I have only a foot left...
Thanks for stopping by!

Crafty Boots  Wings
Birthday Sundaes  Birthday + Buttons
Paper Crafting Journey  Die Cuts Or Punches
Corrosive Challenges  Punches or Dies
Paper Sundaes  Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad  Use Something Transparent
Pollycraft  Tags and or Bookmarks
There's Magic In The Air  At least 3 punches or Die Cuts
Die Cuttin Divas  Shabby Chic or Vintage
Going Grey  It's A Girl Thing
Part Time Tuesdays  Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge  Birthday

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do You want to be a digi designer?

Well, soon you can be a digi designer!! 
I'm exciting to tell you about our new software 
that lets you design your own digi stamps using
 Pink Cat Studio characters and accessories! 
It's called the "Digi Stamp Designer". 
 The Digi Stamp Designer runs in your Internet browser
 so you have access to it from anywhere. 
Melissa you are a genius!
 Want to know more?
Click here!


Monday, September 26, 2011

CAS Card

Time is what I have very little of now-a-days,
but I find it almost unbearable to not post
on this blog so how do I cope?
A CAS card!
(click for sharper image)
Do you recognize the sentiment?
I stole it for my last blog posting 
about my Isabelle.
What I really like about this card is 
the corner adornments made up
of the butterfly wings as well as
the single pearl.
What I am not sure about is the
flourish, perhaps I should have
forgone it but all in all it pleases me.
Thank you for stopping by and have a
 wonderful day!

Crafty Boots  Wings
OLLCB  Punches and Dies
 Allsorts  Keep It Simple
Mark's Finest  Things With Wings
Alphabet Challenge  Q is for Quick ans Simple
Southern Girls  Anything Goes
Stampin B's  2 Or More Spellbinders
Truly Scrumptious  Clean and Simple
For Your Inspiration    This Breathtaking Photo  WOW!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

She Goes where she pleases and pleases where she goes...

that's how I feel about my daughter Isabelle.
She makes me so proud! 
I created a layout using some photos 
captured last fall.  We were going
out to see a production of
Fiddler on the Roof 
so I made up her hair
and she is so beautiful!
I used sketch 55 from Sketchabilities:

Here is my layout:
(click for sharper image)

See I told you she's beautiful!
After a few tips from my readers I was able
to use my butterflies with slightly greater ease...
Cereal boxes are my new must upscale
because the thickness is perfect for the shadowed
butterflies and the texture really 
shows when running through
a folder.
The bottom layer of the butterfly was gray
 so I inked it white
 then rubbed in some color 
and add some pearlized ink.
Do you recognize the stamp sets?
They are Close To My Heart's
Playful Flourishes (single word sentiments)
Blooming Flourishes and
Butterfly Wings.
The rest of the embellishes were 
pretty old items
just waiting to find a home. 
I stamped the word dream onto a button
that I used black cord to attach to the layout
leaving it lose to mimic 
the flourishes. 
Well That's about it have a wonderful Saturday!

 Raise The Bar  Things With Wings
Sketches in Thyme  Open use any sketch
Flutterby Wednesday  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp  Die and or Punches
Anything Goes Challenge  Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge  Buttons And Bling
Sweet Stamps Challenge  No Cards
CES  Recycle

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Suggestions anyone?

So here is my deal for over a month 
I have been waiting for the new
Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents
and the Wonderful Wings...
They are a ##%$#^%#
to use!
The solid butterflies are no problem 
but the intricately cut ones are really wedged
into the die that they tear or warp 
during removal!
If any one has any suggestions that would be 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays and Scrap Fit Combo

The weekend came and went with great speed
  unlike this layout, talk about labor intensive!
Sketchy Thursdays has the most amazing sketch:

Can you say WOWIE ZOWIE?
They are in cahoots this week with 
Scrap Fit who has added the twist

So I  racked my brains out trying to decide 
which of my Bam Pop papers would really
give this layout life. I decided "Rad"
would fit the bill. Next came the matter
of who would go on this layout, why
my kids and a handful of their cousins.

My kids get along so well with their cousins that
when they were younger they assumed 
anyone who they played well with
were automatically "cousins"!

OK...enough with the monologue,
here is my layout:
Does the "Rad" paper 
 pop or what?!?
I was able to pull out a couple item from
the land of the lost;
the metal "cousin" tag and the silver metal
circle which was embossed 
to create some texture.
Well that's about it,
 if you have any questions,
 please feel to ask!
Have a great day!

Little Red Wagon  Twine
4 Crafty Chicks  Embossing
DYSU  Silver
Crafty Emma  Use at least 4 different embellishments  twine cousin plate, brads and  metal circle
Craft Your Passion  Friendship

Friday, September 16, 2011


Oh Fussy And Fancy you made my day!


There continuing challenge is "Back To School".

Fall into Flashback Friday!

Flashback Friday wants to see you first fall themed card
I guess this fits the bill:

brt card

I believe I used the soot technique for this,
 in a nutshell you stamp and ink  onto glossy
paper then you hold over a candle flame
 for the blackening then you take clean stamps 
and remove the soot in the pattern of the stamp.
Don't forget to spray a sealant or the
remaining soot will smudge and get everywhere!
I remember I didn't own glossy card stock
 just photo paper and the heat of the flame
 caused cracking so I salvaged what I could
and used the brads and hemp to cover the seams
from all the cuts I was forced to make.
Wow that was over 4 years ago...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

She Colors My World...

  Hello there, I hope your day is oh-so-wonderful!
I think I am coming down with a cold...waaaaah!
I hate feeling under the weather, usually I can turn it around 
but this caught me by surprise.
I decided not to let it dampen my spirits, 
instead I pulled out bright happy papers to create
a layout of my daughter.
(click for sharper image)

So there she is...she really does color my world.
Have a great Day!

My Time To Craft  Kaleidoscope of Color
Magical Mondays  Anything Goes
Easy Craft Project  Yellow

Thank you For Fun Challenges!

I won at
For Fun Challenges

Wow it's been a good week! 
This week at For Fun Challenges
they want to see the colors
red, brown and yellow.
I can smell fall...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So what have you been reading?

Good Morning! 
Today I have a bookmark to share
for the Stampotique Challenge but I am a day late!
Their new challenge is black and white
with a hint of color but I suppose the red
is a bit too brazen...
(click for sharper image)
This is the first time I inked up Relaxin by Stampotique, and I love her!
The repeated wording in the background is
"black and white and read all over".
After I water colored my paper, I stamped the image
then masked it off
and ran it through the printer.
Finally I stamped some books
randomly with white ink.
It's like a faux resist technique and way easier to achieve!
And the best news 4 more white eyelets used up!!!

So what are you reading right now?
I am reading A time Travelers Wife which is interesting but the
jumping around is taking up too much of my reading stamina. My
backup is The Rangers Apprentice Series Book 3 Icebound Land.
My daughter is reading them as well, she's on book one but will
blaze through them in no time.

Thanks For Stopping Bye!

Jugs  Text Me
Crafty Catz  Ribbon
Two Sisters  Black and White plus one
Incy Wincy  Bookmark
Use It Tuesday Uninked Stamp
Everybody art Challenge  Flowers
Fabn'funky  Bingo  Flowers, Ribbon, Stamped Image
I brake For Challenges  Backgrounds

I was Top 3!

Thank You Tuesday Throwdown
This weeks challenge is Pearls.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thurston is Awesome!

I was lucky enough to win Thurston The Vampire
over a Amy's Blog who just so happens
to be the designer of this stamp.
I found this great sketch over at
Sketch Saturdays:

My card:
(click for sharper image)

inside of card

I love making Halloween creations,
they can be spooky or cute, even both.
Thanks For Stopping Bye!

Totally Stampalicious  Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can  Open
I Did It Creations  Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life  Paper Piecing
CES Challenges  Magical or Spooky
Floweret  tricky or Halloween
Paper Pal Arts  Halloween
All That Scraps  Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon  Die Cuts
My Paper Shelter  Embossing
Truly Scrumptious  Decorate Inside of Card
Paper Sundaes  Finish Inside of Card

Monday, September 12, 2011

I was featured!

I was spotlighted at TPV!

The Paper Variety is having multiple Challenges this week
with amazing prizes go check it out!

Say Cheese!

Happy Monday!
I have a layout to share of my daughter
the day I gave her my old camera, she was elated!
I used this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch:

After some slight modifications here is what I came up with
(click for sharper image)

Don't you just love that Polaroid Camera Stamp?
It's from a company called Bam Pop, they have loads
 of great stamps and papers.
Feeling there was too much white I
stamped the camera around the edge of the paper
 using the masking technique.
Thanks For Stopping Bye!

The Paper Variety  Use Stamps On Projects
Paper Play  2 or More Stamped Images
Addicted To Stamps  Anything But A Card

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thank you Scrap It Girl!

I won last weeks challenge of adding some sort of material!
This weeks challenge is to include fruit on a 2 page layout. 
They have a great prize up for grabs, click here to check it out!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A way To Recycle

I came across a new Scrap Challenge sight called
Scrap It Girl. This weeks challenge is to use some
sort of fabric an your layout whether it be
canvas, burlap or material.
I just got done pulling out my sons jeans 
with holes in the knees and got an idea...

I cut out a back pocket! I lovin this layout as well as that 
cute smile.
Stickers and chipboard are but a few items
 I have plenty of but rarely use, today was a day 
I saw fit to bring them out of the shadows.

Cheerful Stamp Pad recycle something unusual

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays

Happy Wednesday to you all!
I am totally elated to say I have a Layout to share
using this weeks sketch from Sketchy Thursdays.

(click For Sharper image)

I love how Isaac's tongue is sticking out 
with all his concentration!

Tuesdays Throwdown  3 Pattern Papers, 2 Buttons 1 Ribbon
Ladybug Crafts  Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges  Kids at Play

Monday, September 5, 2011

Drama Queen Birthday

Good Evening!
 I have a card I just finished up featuring Drama Queen digi From Tiddly Inks.
After being colored up for a year
it was time to put her to use!

For Inspiration I used this weeks Fussy and Fancy Sketch
which I flipped:

(click for sharper image)

Detail of Skeleton Scroll embossing

inside of card

The sentiment for this card it's a very old and long since retired
Close To My Heart set called Card Sentiments.
There are oodles of challenges out there
wanting to see homemade flowers so I pulled out
my Spellbinders Peony Die and a coordinating brad
to create these flowers.
Today it felt like fall because I was actually cold this
 morning when I woke up...happiness!
With the feeling of fall comes fall colors for this card.
My last comment is I finished off the inside of the card I rarely do this.
Well that's about it, there is chaos in the air trying
yo get my kiddos off to bed.
Goodnight all

Card Makin' Mammas  Digi Image or papers
Stamp Something  Use A Digi
Craft Your Days Away  Make A Flower
Our Creative Corner  Stamp onto pattern paper
Secret Crafter  Autumn Colors
Craft Your Passion  Add Flowers
LawnScaping  Embossing
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  Hand made flowers
FabnFunky  Embossing
Craft Us Crazy  Autumn Colors and or favorite embellishment

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Birthday Card

Hello there how is your weekend? 
Today was amazing outside nice and cool and dry!
I have a Male birthday card to share using A TGF image:

I wanted to created a rugged feel to the card by
using some corrugated cardboard and twine. 
I really am on the fence about this card...
Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Sundaes  Birthday Card
Pile It One  Things With B  Boy, Blue Brown, Brads Birthday
Crafty Pad  Blue and Brown
Party Time Tuesday  Anything Goes

Thank You!

I was picked top 3 at Lollipop Crafts!

Friday, September 2, 2011

I hate waiting!!!

Ok so who is waiting on any of the new Spellbinders that they Pre-order almost a month ago? I want those butterflies  now!