Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop

Paper Makeup Stamps & Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th
Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

Here is the little card I made for Jen using Jen's Sunshine Digi Set which you can purchase here.
All proceeds of this set will go directly to Jen's family.

The clouds, hills, fence and tree were cut with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio cut files.

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes.  To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 

To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at partytimetuesdays@hotmail.com.  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.

I have a little blog prize also:

To be eligible all you have to do is make a donation of at least $1 to Jen and then leave me a comment letting me know you did so. I will pick a winner Sept. 7th.

Thanks so much for hopping with us and helping Jen!!!!!!
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Halloween Cards

Today I'd like to share a group of Halloween Cards I made for Operation Write Home!

When making Halloween cards for Operation Write Home they ask that the cards are not what I would call morbid. No skulls, grave stones, blood, etc. The reason being that there is a possibility that this may be the last card someone gets from a love one. Terrible thought to think, but unfortunately one that must be considered.

I came across these darling papers by Reminisce recently. They were just perfect for OWH cards with their darling vintage images. I grabbed this weeks sketch from OWH's Stars and Stamps blog and went to work.

Here is the sketch:

Here are close ups of the individual cards:

Supplies used: cardstock - black, orange; patterned papers from Halloween collection by Reminisce; Stickers from Halloween by Reminisce; ribbon - Making Memories and Michaels; buttons - Little Yellow Bicycle and my stash; twine - Trendy Twine and Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; Brads - Making Memories; rhinestones - Kaiser Craft; Pop Dots

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hocus Pocus

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Today I have a Halloween card I created for the challenge over at The Stamping Boutique. This week the challenge is to see how you use banners.

The Stamping Boutique is another one of the wonderful sponsors of Link Up For Pink. Why not stop by their store, show them some support and enter the challenge too!!! They have lots of wonderful digital images!!

I used this adorable witch from the Smoochie Halloween Kit, which you can purchase here.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, black; patterned paper - Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble in Halloween by Reminisce; stickers in Halloween by Reminisce; digital image - The Stamping Boutique; Copic Markers; twine - Orange Licorice by Trendy Twine; Clear Dazzle glue; Pop Dots.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sorry You Feel So Icky

I'd like to share a little tent-topper card I made for the challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps.

If you have a chance, there is still a little time left to join in this challenge. Paper Makeup Stamps has all kinds of wonderful digital images and In addition to that they are a generous sponsor for Link Up For Pink. So head on over and support them and join in on the challenge too!!!!

For My Card I used Flubu Monster for a little Get Well card that I will also give to Operation Write Home. 

Supplies used: cardstock - white; pattern papers by SEI, digi image - Flubu Monster by Paper Makeup Stamps; Copic Markers; ribbon - SEI; Dots - my stash.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Link Up For Pink Challenge #5

Today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a challenge over at Link Up For Pink!!!!

We've had some really wonderful submissions to our last 4 challenges and I hope your geared up and ready for another challenge.


We'd like to give a big thank you to our sponsor for this challenge - Paper Makeup Stamps!
The prize is a $15 voucher to their store :)

This challenge will run from 8/23 through 9/6.
The winner will be announced on 9/7

Get out your border punches, corner punches, flowers, pearls, rhinestones, etc. and have fun with this sketch provided by our super talented Yolie!

And here is my card created with a darling digi from Paper Makeup Stamps called Moody For Showers.

Supplies used: cardstock - white; patterned papers - Made in the Shade in Peachy Keen and Dandy In Hello Sunshine both by American Crafts; Sankura Collage Vellum by Kodomo Inc.; Lace vellum - my stash; pearls - Kaiser Craft; flowers - Sandylion Essentials; border punch - EK Success; Copic Markers; digi - Paper Makeup Stamps; Silhouette cut file (doily); fonts - Minion Pro and CK Inky.

Remember Ladies - Take Care Of Your Girls!
Get Your Mammograms!!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I "REELY" Love You

Just a quick and cute little card I made for Operation Write Home!

Based on a darling card I saw in Paper Crafts magazine designed by Gayatri Murali. The camara and reel were cut out with my Cameo using Silhouette Studio cut files. The sentiment was printed on my computer and the hearts are from a Martha Stewart punch.

Supplies used: cardstock - white, black, red; film strip font - Movie Filmstrip; Silhouette Studio cut files, heart punch - Martha Stewart.

Sunday, August 19, 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, August 17, 2012

Meet Me For Coffee

Heather over at Fresh Brewed Designs is having a blog hop tomorrow!

I'm excited to see her new releases.
I hope you'll come by and hop along too!!!!!

In order to promote her blog hop she asked us to make a card with one of her digi's and a sketch.
You can read more about the challenge here.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

You can see all of Heathers fun digi's and stamps at her shop Fresh Brewed Designs!

She also asked us to share a picture of ourselves with our favorite coffee, so here it is, LOL!!!

 It's pretty bad, but I took it of myself with my phone, LOL!!!!!!

Supplies used: cardstock - white, tan; patterned papers from Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, Canvas Corp, American Crafts; Silhouette Studio cut files; Copic markers; digi image - Fresh brewed Designs; rub on alphabet - Doodlebug; Pop Dots

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I'm reLion on you

I was really lucky the other day and I won this fantastic set of stamps by The Alley Way Stamps called Party Animal.

Isn't it adorable? I used it to create this card for Operation Write Home. I stamped the adorable lion on the card and on two pieces of pattern paper, then fussy cut the patterned papers and glued them to the lion that I stamped on the card. 

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft; patterned papers - Bitty Dot Basics by Papertrey Inc., Cloud Nine in Happy Go Lucky by Pebbles and Royal Banner in Ever After by Pebbles; bakers twine and button from my stash; orange twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique; rhinestones - K&Co.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

OK.....lets get merry / CTO #75

It has been so hot here lately that it seems kind of strange to be thinking about Christmas. Never hurts to get a head start on the holidays and they'll be here before we know it, right?

That's what our challenge is about, this week, at Celebrate The Occasion  - Christmas!
The design team has some fun creations to show you and get you started thinking about the holidays, so stop on by and take a look. We'd love for you to link up with us and show us your Christmas project.

Digi Doodle Shop is our sponsor this month and the prize will be a $10 gift certificate to their shop!!!!

For my project I thought I would get a head start on gift ideas. This is an inexpensive project that is fun to create, fun to receive and easy peasy. I burned a CD of all my favorite Christmas songs. I then decorated the CD itself with some Christmas rub ons. For the case I made an insert with patterned paper. The Christmas tree is a cut file from Silhouette Studio. I then I just tied the case with a pretty ribbon and attached a to/from card,

Supplies used - cd & case; patterned papers from Jingle collection by Sweetwater; rub ons - American Crafts and Reminisce; ribbon - Michaels; safety pin - Making Memories; To/From tag -  October Afternoon

Monday, August 13, 2012

You Float My Boat

Boy was it hot, hot, hot this weekend! I hope all of you found some ways to cool down, as it seemed to be pretty hot almost everywhere.

I have a little card I made today for Operation Write Home. Everything on the card is a cut file from Silhouette Studio.

Supplies used - cardstock - kraft, white, tan, 3 shades of blue; patterned papers - Flair and Papertrey Inc.; Sizzix embossing folder; Silhouette Studio cut files; rub on letters - Simply Sweet by Doodlebug; Pop Dots.

Sunday, August 12, 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.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Time Goes By

Wow, It's almost the weekend! 

This week seems to have flown by, but then again doesn't every week?

 I'd like to share a card I made for Operation Write Home.

The clock is a Silhouette Studio cut file.

If you are using a dark colored cardstock for your OWH card, they like you to insert a piece of white paper so that the servicemen have a space to write, as they don't have pens that will show up on black or dark colored paper.

Supplies used: cardstock - blue, red, black, white; patterned papers - Chill in About A Boy by Fancy Pants and Basic Clocks by Glitz; Silhouette Studio; border punch - Fiskars; heart punch - Martha Stewart; font - Menlo

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

You're On TV

I'd like to share the card I made for my hubby's birthday last week. It is based on a design by Leigh Ann Baird that I saw in one of my card magazines.

The TV is cut out with the Groovy Times Cricut cartridge. I designed the screen in my Print Shop program. I printed it out on plain paper, after making the screen cut out of cardstock on my Cricut I put double sided tape on the reverse and taped it on top of the plain paper and ran it back through the printer. I also cut the screen part out again on a transparency and put that over the cardstock screen so it would look more like a glass TV screen.

I wanted the background of my card to resemble the walls and floor of a room so I picked out my papers accordingly. I attached some ribbon dividing the floor and wall to hopefully give the illusion of baseboard.

I thought it turned out pretty cute :)

Supplies used - cardstock - 2 shades pf brown, light blue, off white, black, mustard yellow; transparency; patterned paper - Easy Peasy in Peachy Keen by American Crafts; fonts - Berlin Sans and ARDarling; brads - American crafts; clip art - crown, hand; Groovy Times Cricut cartridge; ribbon - my stash; Pop Dots.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Back To School / CTO Challenge #74

Summer is just flying by and it's almost time to get ready for another school year. That's what our theme is this week at Celebrate The Occasion - Back To School. The design team has come up with some wonderful projects to show you, so I hope you'll stop over to the blog and take a look.

We also have a super sponsor this month called Digi Doodle Shop.  I used one of their digi's called Vintage School Desk for my card today. 

Supplies used: cardstock - red; patterned paper - scraps from my stash; sentiment sticker - BoBunny; digi image - Digi Doodle Shop; Pop Dots; Copic Markers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Best Dad Ever

Hope everyone had a super weekend and was able to beat the heat in some fun way!!! We were able to take our boat out on Sunday and that was wonderful :).

Today I'd like to share a card I made for my Dads birthday. He loves to do almost any kind of word puzzle and is an avid bridge player, so I wanted to incorporate that into my card. I had these papers in my stash from years ago when I belonged to a kit club. Unfortunately I do not know who the manufacturer is.

Supplies used : cardstock - blue; patterned paper - card paper - my stash, crossword paper - Fun and Games series by The Paper Loft; stamp - Inkadinkado; ink - Barn Door Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger; buttons, twine - my stash.

Sunday, August 5, 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, August 3, 2012

Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Today I'd like to share a card I made for Operation Write Home. It is based on a card by Maren Benedict that I saw in one of my Paper Craft magazines. I thought it was darling.

For the pocket on this card I used a cut file from Silhouette Studio. After cutting it out on my Cameo I went over the feux stitching in marker and then again on my sewing machine. I wanted it to look as realistic as possible. Before attaching it to my card base I added an eyelet with my Crop -A -Dile and inserted a length of yellow twine through it.

I had inked the edges of my patterned paper before attaching it to the kraft cardstock base. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right hand corner. Remember to put your adhesive around three sides only of your pocket, so your sunshine can be tucked inside the top!

I cut the sun out with my Going Places Cricut cartridge and added a little doodle in the center with a marker. I then added an eyelet with my Crop - A - Dile and inserted the other end of my yellow twine. You can now pull the sunshine out of the pocket without losing it. To finish off the card I tied a pretty bow around the top.

Supplies used: cardstock - kraft, 2 shades of yellow; patterned paper - Distressed Jeans in Vintage - T by We R Memory Keepers; stamp - Something Sweet by Stampin' Up; ink - Tukedo Black by Memento; eyelets - We R Memory Keepers and Making Memories; Crop -A - Dile; Going Places Cricut cartridge; Silhouette Studio cut file; ribbon, twine - my stash; sewing machine.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ladybug Birthday

My little granddaughter just turned two on Friday the 27th! On Sunday my daughter and I had a ladybug themed birthday party for her. I wanted to share the card I made for her and some of the decor items I created. It really turned out to be a cute party and she had so much fun!!!!

For the card I used a darling digital image from A Day For Daisies called Saying Hello. If you haven't checked out all the darling images they have over at A Day For Daisies I highly recommend you stop by and look, you won't be disappointed. Furthermore they are one of the sponsors of Link Up For Pink!!

I made a banner for her party using both my Cameo and my Cricut. For the letters I used the Cuttin Up cartridge and the ladybug was cut with the Walk In My Garden cartridge. I used Silhouette Studio for the scalloped circles.

For her favors we found these cute buckets at Target for $1 each! I cut out circles in black vinyl with my Cameo and attached them to the buckets.

 One of the goodies in the bucket were these sunglasses, again found at Traget for $1 each. I had these cute ladybug brads that I simply snipped the tongs off of and then glued them to the sunglasses with some E6000 glue.

I created various labels using some round 3/4" labels by Avery and stuck them to the bottom of Hershey Kisses.

For the bag toppers I found a free printable on line that had all kinds of cute ladybug themed goodies!

I used the same set of printables to make these straps for the cups, which we purchased at the Dollar Store..

I made these picks, to be used among fruit skewers, with cuts from my Cameo and my Cricut. 

Last, but not least, I made these appetizers with a "Taste Of Home" recipe I found.

And.... Here is my little bug!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!!!!