Friday, September 30, 2011

I'm an Amber Ink Torchbearer!

I'm so excited to tell you the news, For the month of October I will be the purple torchbearer for AmberInk!!!

I have been an admirer of Lucianna at Dilsaver Designs for some time now. She is a super talented lady who makes the most creative cards, so I was really honored when she passed the AmberInk torch to me! She's a hard act to follow, but I will give it my best.

AmberInk has lots of fun digital stamps and ipaper for your crafting pleasure! You really should hop on over and check out all their wonderful stuff!

I will be joined by four other talented ladies who have also been passed an AmberInk torch:
Sara Gough of Thinking Stamps
Susanna Sirviö of Susan Korttiapaja
Kristin Robbins of Happy Everything
Michelle Single of Caffeine & Stamps
Check out AmberInks blog for more info on all of us (including some baby pics)

And on Monday pop back here and at the other gals blogs for our first torchbearer projects showcasing AmberInks wonderful digital line!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Hi everyone!

It's Wednesday and a new sketch and twist for you to try at Twisted Skestches.
Please stop by and pick up the sketch and twist, we'd love for you to wow us with your take on it!!!

Here is mine:

Supplies used: cardstock - 2 shades of gold, orange, purple; patterned papers - Eerie, Crawly, Scary from Hebbie Jeebies by We R Memory Keepers; journal card from Spookville by We R Memory Keepers; border punches - Martha Stewart; google eyes - Michael's; title and monster cut from Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Java Good Day!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for my take on the challenge at Celebrate The Occasion.

This card is for two challenges, Whimsical Wednesday create a card or project to give to someone who would not be expecting it and Sassy Little Sketches.

Here is the sketch from Sassy Little Sketches:

A close up of the image:

Supplies used: cardstock = white, grey, pink; patterned papers - Special and Gifted from Uncommon Collection by Authentique; punches - EK Success and Martha Stewart; Copic Markers; Image - Bugaboo Digital Stamps; twine and buttons - my stash

Wicked Witch

Tuesday has rolled around again, with a new challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion! This weeks challenge is any occasion must use ribbon.

I decided to make a Halloween card.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, orange; patterned paper - Stampin' Up; ribbon and black tulle - JoAnn's; Copic Markers; Digital Image - Bugaboo Digital Stamps; metal bat - Making Memories;border punch - Martha Stewart; Pop Dots

I hope you'll join us!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Let's Paint the Town Pink

Wow, almost the end of the week! I don't know about you, but my week seemed to whiz by. I'm going to visit my parents this weekend so I may have to catch up with you on Monday!

Today I have a card I made for Card Patterns sketch #133.

I created this card to remind everyone about  Link Up For Pink October 1st to 14th  with Gaby at Gaby Creates, Yolie at Just Yolie, and Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly. I hope you will join them and help spread the word about the fight against breast cancer!

Here is the sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - two shades of pink; patterned paper from Breast Cancer Journaling Kit by Melissa Frances; sticker - Designer Stickers by Melissa Frances; ribbon - Michael's; rick rack - Melissa Frances; border punch - Martha Stewart; safety pin - Making Memories; silver ribbon charm - my stash; pink Stickles

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cameo Halloween Card

I bought these really cool skeleton girl cameos from a shop on Etsy! Had to make a card with one of them as soon as I got them in the mail. I am entering it in the challenge at Cardabilities.

Here is the sketch:

A close up of the cameo:

Supplies used: cardstock - black; patterned paper - Nevermore and Ominus from Haunted by Cosmo Cricket; border punch - Martha Stewart; rosette die - Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix; black seam tape by Talon; black tulle - JoAnn's; skeleton cameo - Etsy; sentiment stamp from Halloween Night by Penny Black; Glubers - Cosmo Cricket; ink - Ebony by Martha Stewart; Pop Dots

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First Day Of Kindergarten

Today I have a layout of my youngest daughter on her first day of Kindergarten. She was so excited and proud to be going to school like her big sister. Brings back lots of good memories!!

I am entering it in the challenge at Whimsical Wednesday! The challenge this week is to scrap some school memories with a twist that you must include a chipboard element.

I used a chipboard apple from American Crafts. The other apple I cut from the lace paper and backed with patterned paper.

Supplies used: cardstock - red; patterned paper - binder - SEI; classroom stripe - Dasiy D's, Chalkboard - Karen Foster, Apples Lucky lace cardstock - KI Memories; Chalkboard Alpha Black - Jenni Bowlin; School Daze cardstock stickers - Bo Bunny; journaling spot - Jenni Bowlin; chipboard apple - American Crafts

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thankful For You


Hope everyone had a great weekend! We're off to another week, I'm hoping for a little better week than last. I want to thank all my friends for their well wishes for my poodle Jacquette, she is doing much better. I appreciate your support and friendship!!!!

Today I have a card I made for the challenge over at Bo Bunny. They are doing a blog swap/hop with Operation Write Home and would love to have as many as possible play along with this challenge.

Here is my card:

Supplies used: cardstock - brown, cream; patterned papers from 6X6 pad Forever Fall Collection by Bo Bunny; brads - Making memories; leaf stickers - Martha Stewart; ink - Amaretto by PowderPuffs; Brad in flower - Forever Fall by Bo Bunny; fonts - Rickles and Rory Normal.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Trick or Treat

Yay, It's Friday!!! Frankly I'm glad this week is over, it's been rather stressful for me. My little poodle had to have surgery yesterday, and that was the tip of the iceberg. Some weeks are just not much fun :(.

Anyway, I have a card I made to participate in this weeks card challenge at Twisted Sketches. You'll have to hop on over to the blog to pick up the sketch and the "twist" so you can play along!

Supplies used: cardstock - black; patterned papers - Trick or Treat and Eerie Eyes from Spookville by We R Memory Keepers; stamps - $1 bin at Michael's; ink - Jet Black Archivers Ink; Copic Markers; Trick or Treat - Halloween embossed metal by Making Memories; Pop Dots

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Well we're at the middle of the week, Wednesday again, so we have another challenge for you over at Twisted Sketches!
Please come on by and play with us!! We always have a sketch with a "twist" to spark your creativity.

The "twist" this week is "start" any how, any way. I created my layout around a picture of my daughter Ashley as she started her Girl Scout career as a Daisy.

A couple more pics:

Supplies used: cardstock - white, blue; patterned papers - Brownie Girl Scouts framed Words by K & Co., Girl Scout paper by Autumn Leaves; chipboard alphabet by Kurio; Long border sticker - Chloe Border Stickers by Three Bugs In A Rug; Doodling template by Sweetwater; flowers - Prima; brads - Making memories and Doodlebug; ink - Azurite chalk by ColorBox; buttons and floss - my stash; font - LD Flutter

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Birthday Present Card

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!!

We have another challenge for you over at Celebrate The Occasion. Challenge #30 this week is birthday , tall card and must have a present.

Hop over and share your creation with us, we'd love to see it!!!!

Supplies used: cardstock - white, brown, pink; patterned papers - Holly Hazelnut, Archie Angel Food, Buttercream Bobby and Cherry Chip all in Confetti by American Crafts; rub on - Ginger Sidekicks miniMarks by American Crafts; Market Tag Die by Quickcuts; presents cut at 3 1/4" with Celebrations Cricut cartridge, Stickles glitter glue in pink.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween Photo Frame Coasters

I'm back from my little camping trip and we had a great time! The weather was wonderful and spending time with friends and family was super!!

Remember the coasters I decorated for fall in a previous post? Well, I decided to make some Halloween inserts for them! Echo Park has a really cool Halloween line this year called The Apothecary Emporium. I used some paper from the collection, some of the element stickers and I added some rhinestones for a little bling!!!

Easy peasy and I love them!!!

Supplies used: Patterned papers - Striped Toad and Skull & Bones from The Apothecary Emporium by Echo Park; Element Sickers from The Apothecary Emporium by Echo Park; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

On Vacation

Hi All!

Just a ntet to let you know I am out of town till Sunday evening, so I won't be posting anything till next week.
I'll catch up with you then!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Green Hornets

I'd like to share a layout today that I made for this weeks challenge over at Twisted Sketches!

It's of my daughter with her softball team when she was in 6th grade. They had green shirts so they called themselves The Green Hornets. The "twist" this week is "green" any how, any way, so I thought this would work. My daughter is in the middle of the bottom row.

Hop on over to the blog to get this weeks sketch!

A couple close ups:

Supplies used: cardstock - tan, green; patterned papers - Girls Rule and Fast Pitch in Curve Ball by Moxie; border punches - EK Success & Fiskars; baseball sticker - EK Success; title cut with Printing 101 Cricut cartridge using the shadow feature at 1 1/4" & 3/4"; chipboard stickers - K & Co.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

G & G You're The Best

Hi all !

Todays Tuesday so there is another challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion and I wanted to enter my take and support the other team. The challenge this week is to create a project that honors Someone Special for GrandParent's Day!

I decided to make a card and I tried to make the bottom portion look like a quilt. A big, warm, comfy quilt just reminds me of my grandparents!

Why don't you hop on over and join us by creating something for your grandparents and sharing your project with us!!!

Supplies used: cardstock -cream, blue, white; patterned papers - Nathan, Isaac, Preston, Mathew in Oh Baby! Boy by Basic Grey; label punch - EK Success; border punch - Martha Stewart; lace - Joann's; Rub ons - simply sweet by Doodlebug and sentiments by Crate Paper; Pop Dots; sewing machine.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Have Faith

Hi all, hope your Labor Day weekend was fun! I had a nice relaxing weekend. Even organized my craft room (IT WAS IN DIRE NEED), also got some crafting in.

Today I have a card for you I made for the challenge over at Papertake Weekly.

Here is the sketch:

A close up of my coloring:

Supplies used: card stock - white, plum, green; patterned papers - Eco and Vivo in Chanteuse collection by Kaiser Craft; Copic markers; border punches - Martha Stewart; ribbon, glitter flocking - my stash; rub 0n - support/sympathy by Timeless Transfers.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Brrrr, Warm Wishes!

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! Hope you have some fun plans!
I'm hoping to get some great craft time in.

I have a card today that I made for the challenge over at I heart 2 Stamp. I have been taking some classes at my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Paradise to learn to use my Copic markers. Keep in mind that I am new to this. Here is my take on their sketch:

Here is the sketch:

A few close ups, but don't be to critical:

Supplies used: card stock - white, red; patterned paper - Santa's Helpers & Snow Flurry from White Christmas by We R Memory Keepers; Lacey Circles Nestabilities by Spellbinder; Image - local scrapbook store; Copic markers; corner rounder punch - Fiskars; stamps - Brrrr from Santa's Helpers and Warm Wishes from Merry January both by We R Memory Keepers; snowflake eyelets - Eye-Lets Etc.; flocking, red twine, snowflake button, mittens - my stash; Pop Dots.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photo Frame Coasters

Hi everyone!

Today I have an easy peasy home decor project for you. I bought these beveled glass photo frame coasters at our local thrift store for $4.99. I had seen this cute project in the latest issue of Paper Crafts magazine and decided to use them to make my version of the project. I am going to enter them in the challenge over at Whimsical Wednesday. This week we are challenged to be inspired by words. Take a look at the photo. What word pops out to you first and what is the first thing you think of when you see that word?
So for the challenge this week create a card/project inspired by one of the words in the picture. Incorporate that word onto your card or project. I was inspired by all the words, so I incorporated 4 of them into my project.

The coasters have pockets in the back for you to insert your photos in. I simply cut some script pattern paper to fit the pockets. I attached some fall looking leaf stickers to each piece of paper. I printed out Faith, Hope, Love and Peace on card stock, inked around the edges, added a rhinestone and attached them to the script paper also. Then just popped them in the pockets of the coasters. So easy and now I have pretty fall coasters on my side table in the living room.
And the best part is I can just pop them out and change them to fit the season (I feel future posts coming, LOL).

I think they turned out pretty cute and took very little time! Just love when you find something at the thrift store that you can revamp and make into something special.

Supplies used: Coasters - thrift store; cardstock - cream; patterned paper - Script in Timeless by Kaiser Craft; ink - Amaretto by Powderpuffs; font - Engravers MT; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; Leaf stickers - Martha Stewart