Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thanks Layout / Twisted Sketches

I am sad to announce that this will be the last challenge for Twisted Sketches. Anam has decided to step away from the scrapbook industry for a time and move on to some other aspects of her life. I wish her well in all her new endeavors. I have had so much fun being part of her team. She has given me many "twists" which have had me thinking outside the box and stretching my creativity.

The "twist" for this week is thanks. I am dedicating my layout to her! I would like to thank her for letting me be a part of her amazing design team. I had a blast!!!!!

Supplies used: cardstock - pink; patterned papers - Zac in Pop Star by Rusty Pickle, Rivoli by 7 Gypsies; border punch - EK Success; Copic Marker; chipboard sticker - K & Co.; Silhouette Studio cut file; alphabet stickers - ColorBok

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Floral Birthday / CTO #68

We are having a design team call over at Celebrate The Occasion! If your interested in applying for a design team spot they are taking applications until Saturday June 30th. For all the details and requirements please stop by the blog.

Challenge # 68 is this week and the theme is Happy Birthday. The design team has some darling inspiration for you so please stop by, check out their creations, and leave them a little love!!

Here is my card, which I made for my sisters birthday. She loves victorian looking things, so I tried to give it a victorian feel.

Supplies used: cardstock - cream; patterned papers - Staccato, Tremolo and Soprano from Chanteuse collection by Kaiser Craft; Mabel "Love" Letters Paper in Stell & Rose by My Minds Eye; crinkle ribbon - 3 Girl Jam; twine - Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; cardboard button - Jenni Bowlin; rub on - 7 Gypsies; antique button - my sister; sewing machine

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sneak Peek - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog, check it out, and read about my inspiration for this card.

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lil' Pink Houses / Think In Pink Blog Hop

Today is National Pink Day, who knew, a day to bask in the all the splender that is pink! We are celebrating with all things pink for you today.

You should have arrived from Melissa at Pink Polka Dot Scrapping, if not please start over at Jessi's blog My Life In Arts And Crafts. She has some awesome blog candy up for grabs over there, but remember to follow everyone's blog and comment as well in order to be entered in the giveaway.

For my project I created a little pink camper treat box!

This is made with a cut file from My Time Made Easy. It is one of their newest "Pretty Packaging" templates. I fell in love with this little camper when I saw it at the new release blog hop and knew I had to make one. Then I though it would be oh, so cute as a pink confection.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers - Mushrooms, Picnic from Lazy Summer, Umbrella Perch from April Showers both by Three Bugs In A Rug; pom pom trim - JoAnns

I have some blog candy up for grabs and all you have to do to be entered in the drawing is to be a follower of my blog and make a comment on this post!!

Please note that I will be gone on a crusie until July 3rd, so I will not be picking a winner until I get back. Sorry for the delay, but I'll be off having fun :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Please continue on the hop by heading over to Lissa Marie's blog So Many Crafts So Little Time.

Pink Happy Birthday

Today is my nieces birthday and I would like to share the card I made for her.

It is a quick and easy card as all of the circles are stickers. I basically had fun placing these stickers, with rhinestones on them, throughout the card, stamped a sentiment on black cardstock and matted it with pink. Tied some twine on a pink button and voila!

Supplies used - cardstock - pink, black, white; stickers - Glitzer Circles by Glitz; stamp - Inkadinkado; ink - a la mode by Hamptom Art; button, twine - my stash.

I just wanted to let everyone know I am leaving on a cruise to Alaska today with my Mom and sister. I have not had much time to comment on blogs this week and will not have access to my computer again until July 3rd, so I apologize in advance for not making the rounds to all of my friends blogs. I will catch up with all of you when I return.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Link Up For Pink Challenge #3

I am having so much fun being part of the Link Up For Pink design team!!! Our mission is to help raise awareness about breast cancer. We want to remind all the ladies how important it is to get your mammograms!! Early detection is the key.

We'd like to invite you to participate in Challenge #3 over at our blog. You can create anything you wish as long as it has some pink and has breast cancer awareness as the theme. The design team has come up with some fabulous inspiration for you, so please stop by the blog and check it out.


We have two great sponsors for this challenge.
The first is Bugaboo Stamps

And the second is 3 Girl Jam

3 Girl JAM
The prize up for grabs this challenge is 7 digis from Bugaboo and a special Pink Bundle of Crinkle Ribbon and Pink Twine from 3 Girl Jam.  A random winner will be announced on Friday, 7/6.

We'd like to give a big shout out to both Bugaboo Stamps and 3 Girl Jam for being such generous sponsors for our challenge.

Now without further ado is the card I made for this challenge. I used a wonderful digital image from Bugaboo Stamps and some fabulous crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers - LUFP designers pack from Yolie; lace, pearls - JoAnn's; square and scalloped square punches - EK Success; rhinestones, pearl - Kaiser Craft; digital image - Bugaboo Stamps; crinkle ribbon - 3 Girl Jam; Copic Markers; Pop Dots

Thanks for taking a look at my project and now head on over to Link Up For Pink!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chic Graduate / Twisted Sketch #156

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch and "twist" for you over at Twisted Sketches"!
The "twist" this week is Graduate. I invite you to hop over to the blog and check out all the wonderful inspiration the design team has for you and while you're there pick up the sketch and play along with us.

For my layout I decided to use a picture of my youngest daughter who graduated from San Francisco State University a couple of years ago. Like everything my daughter does she did it in style. I love how she decorated her mortar board with jewels and netting over her eyes.

Supplies used: cardstock - black, red; patterned papers - dark decorative paper and black polka dot paper from Meadowlark "Dusk" by My Minds Eye, Marah johnson for Creative Imaginations; Vintage cardstock sticker by Glitz; Voila felt flourish by Prima; Beetle Black jewels by Doodlebug; alphabet stickers by Anna Griffin; rose cut with silhouette Studio cut file; Pop Dots

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sneak Peek - LUFP

I have a little sneak peek of a card I made for Link Up For Pink!

I hope you'll stop by the blog, check it out, and read about my inspiration for this card.

Ladies - Don't forget your mammograms!!! Take care of your girls.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Guest designer for We R Memory Keepers

Awhile back I posted a card to the We R Memory Keepers facebook page that I had made with their Peep collection. You can view a picture of it here. Well, I was delighted and thrilled when they contacted me and invited me to be a guest designer for them. They sent me some paper and goodies from their Down On The Boardwalk collection and gave me free reign to create whatever I would like.

I'd like to share the projects I came up with for them.

The first is an invitation which has a slot you can put a small sample size of sunscreen in. I thought it would be so fun for a pool or beach party. The cut file for this is a chapstick card which I enlarged  to 9 X 11.525, so the slot could hold a small tube of sunscreen instead. When closed it measures
4 X 5 1/8 X 1. The title is also cut out with a Silhouette Studio cut file.

I added the cute bottom cut off strip to the right side of the inside. I stamped the invite on patterned paper, matted it and attached to the left inside. The flip flops are a Silhouette Studio cut file.

Supplies used: patterned papers - Sunbathe, Sea Breeze, Gone Surfin and Waves from Down On The Boardwalk by We R Memory Keepers; corner rounder - Fiskars; ribbon - my stash; Silhouette Studio cut files; letter stickers - Authentique; stamp - Hero Arts; suntan lotion.

Next I'd like to share a couple of easy, peasy cards I made. Both using a couple of their darling tags as the focal point of the front of the cards.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, brown; patterned papers - Barnacle & Beachball in Down On The Boardwalk by We R Memory Keepers; tags from Down on the Boardwalk by We R Memory Keepers; ribbon - my stash; brads - Basic Grey and my stash; photo corner punch - EK Success.

And, last but not least, I'd like to share a layout:

Supplies used: patterned papers - Barnacle, Coastline, Beach Towel, Gone Surfin, Beachball and Sunbathe all from Down On The Boardwalk by We R Memory Keepers; chipboard stickers - Layered Chipboard in Down On The Boardwalk by We R Memory Keepers; crochet lace - Down On The Boardwalk by We R Memory keepers; circle punches - EK Success; Silhouette Studio Cut Files; sewing machine; rub on - American Crafts; bubble dots - my stash.

This is a super fun line of paper and embellishments, just perfect for any summer themed project you may have in mind. I hope my creations have given you some inspiration of what you can do with these fantastic papers. 

I would like to thank We R Memory Keepers for giving me this wonderful opportunity! It was so much fun playing with all their great products. I am honored that they thought enough of one of my creations to ask me to be a guest designer for them!!

Hop on over to the We R Memory Keepers facebook page, "like" them while you're there and give them a shout out that I sent you.! They have lots of wonderful inspiration for you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

#1 Dad

We are celebrating Father's Day this week over at Celebrate The Occasion!

I saw a card on Pinterest that used an origami type paper folding to make a shirt and I knew I had to try it out for my Father's Day card. There is a super tutorial on how to make this shirt at Stamp A Little Love.

Hope to see your Father's Day card linked up with us over at CTO!

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned papers - Father and Manly Man in Family Man by Echo Park; tie sticker - Sticker Accents in Family Man by Echo Park; ribbon - DCWV and Piggy Tales; sentiment sticker - DCWV.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Groovy Birthday

Did everyone have a super weekend? I know I did. Got some crafting done, which is always fun and we had a neighborhood BBQ last evening, with a good time had by all.

I'd like to share a birthday card today that I made using my Cricut. I cut the "Groovy" title out with Groovy Times.  I printed part of the title out on my computer, border punched the bottom and tied a bow with this cool Tie Dye ribbon I found at Walmart which was just perfect.

Suplies used: cardstock - kraft, pink, yellow, blue, green; font - Plasmatica; border punch - Martha Stewart; ribbon - Walmart; brad - my stash; Groovy Times Cricut cartridge.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sneak peek card - LUFP

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

I have a sneak peek of a card I created for LINK UP FOR PINK!

Please pop on over to the blog to take a look at my card and read about my inspiration for it.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Yay it is Friday!!!! I am looking forward to the weekend, hoping to get several craft projects done. How about you?

Today I would like to share another card I made for Operation Write Home. This one is for the Hero mail. These cards include a hand written note to one of our servicemen with a note of encouragement, or some news from home, etc. You can read more about it on the OWH website.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned paper - Liberty Stripe in Liberty by BoBunny; stamp - Hero Panels set by Stampers Best; ink - Royal Blue by ColorBox; twine - my stash; epoxy sticker - Old Glory; thank you sticker - SRM Stickers; Pop Dots


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hello Sunshine / Twisted Sketches # 154

We've hit the middle of the week, which means it is time for a new sketch and "twist" over at Twisted Sketches!

This weeks "twist" is cloth and I have to say it was a challenge for me to figure out what I was going to do. It is good to get that push to think outside of the box though. After a lot of mulling over, the sketch, for some reason, inspired me to think sunshine so I decided to make a sun out of fabric.

I ironed some heat and bond onto the back of a 7" piece of fabric, then I cut a 6" circle out of it with my Cameo. I then ironed the circle onto my cardstock. I tore a bunch of strips from the same fabric and cut them at different lengths for the suns rays. I then zig zag stitched the rays onto the cardstock. A bit labor intensive, but I am happy with the result.

The title and the kite were also cut out with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio cut files. I tore the edges of the cloud paper strip for a distressed look. I also added a little ink and some magic mesh pieces to the cardstock base.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, blue, yellow, red, green, black; patterned paper - California by Best Creation; twine, fabric - my stash; ribbon, trim - Jack's World by Cosmo Cricket; Magic Mesh; ink - Gathered Twigs Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; Silhouette Studio cut files; sewing machine; Pop Dots.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Flowerpot Thank You / CTO #65

Hope everyone had a great Monday!

Now that it is Tuesday, it is time for a new challenge over at Celebrate The Occasion! Last week for our "Anything Goes" challenge we had an amazing 213 entries!!!! Fabulous creations by everyone :) Thanks for joining us and hope to see your creations for this weeks challenge.

This week the challenge is Thinking Of You, use a flower.

I created this flower pot card using the Walk In My Garden Cricut cartridge. I attached a few of the flowers with Pop Dots for dimension.

I am also entering this card in the midweek throwdown challenger over at Operation Write Home!
This week the challenge was to make a Thank You card!

Supplies used: cardstock - white, 2 shades of brown, 2 shades of yellow, green; Walk In myGarden Cricut cartridge; rub 0n - American crafts; brads - American crafts; twine - Lime Twist by My Minds Eye; black precision pen - American crafts; Pop Dots.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sneak peek! LUFP

Just wanted to give you a sneak peek at the card I made for Link Up For Pink blog!

Please hop over to the blog to check out my card!

There is also still time to link up your breast cancer awareness project for our challenge #2, which ends June 7th!

If My Words Had Wings.....

Gosh the weekend just flew past, didn't get everything done I wanted to but isn't that always the way?
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

I'd like to share a card with you today that I made for Operation Write Home, using one of their sketches.

The stamp was the inspiration for this card. I thought the sentiment was perfect for a soldier writing home. I chose the air balloons paper to go with the sentiment.

And here was the sketch:

Supplies used: cardstock - cream, brown; patterned papers in Postcards From Paris by Websters Pages; stamp by Dawn Houser for Inkadinkado; ink - Jet Black by Archival Ink and Cocoa by ColorBox; Pop Dots.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Floral Birthday Card

Happy, happy Friday everyone!!!
It's supposed to be a hot one here, with possible record breaking temps.

For todays card I was inspired by a card created by Windy Robinson. I used a couple of Authentique papers which I attached to my card base, zig zag stitched across where the papers met, and stitched around the edge. I attached a rhinestone flourish by Prima, wrapped a pretty satin bow around, attached some flowers and a couple leaves, and popped on a cute button tied with blue twine. The tag is an Authentique sticker which I applied a rub on to and attached with Pop Dots, tucking it under the button.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers - Natural and Forever in Genuine by Authentique; sticker - Genuine Details by Authentique; rhinestone flourish - Prima; ribbon - Michaels; button, twine - my stash; rub on - 7 Gypsies; flowers - Michaels; Pop Dots; sewing machine.