Thursday, November 14, 2013

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

Woo hoo!   This is the first time I've participated in the SPARKS Challenge.   Go here if you'd like to play along! I thought it'd be pretty cute to add the wine glass to the kitty image!   Two of my favorite things....cats and wine, lol!   I cut the little paws with my X-acto knife so that the wine glass fit right in there....had to finish the wine off with a little Glossy Accents as well!

Be sure to check out Paper Smooches!!

I've also got a card for my daughter's birthday this Sunday.  Love how this one turned out.   The banner is from Tribalation and was just curved on the block.   The balloon is vellum colored with Copics and looks really cool and translucent in real life.

My girlie is having 12 of her nearest and dearest friends over for an ice cream sundae party on Saturday and I have bunches of work to finish, cupcakes to bake and rooms to clean in order to get ready!   Wish me luck!!!




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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Inky Antics Challenge #4

Hi everyone!   I missed the last Newton's Nook Inky Antics challenge, so I was happy to have a bit of time today to create something for challenge #4!  Go here to play along for yourself!!!

I looked at the sketch and thought I'd use my Cameo to cut a shape to use instead of the circle.   I love the snowflake IRL - I covered it with Shimmer Spray, so it sparkles and shines!   I used Newton's Antics to stamp and fussy cut the cute kitty.   I thought I'd add some tinsel twine for the mischievous little guy to play with....and some google eyes, of course!   I really wanted a more "seasonal" greeting for this card, and since I don't yet have any of the Newton's Nook holiday sets, I handwrote the word winter and selectively inked the rest of the greeting to make it all come together!  

Hope everyone is having a great week!   The weekend is almost here....yay!!

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Days 3&4

Still having fun in class.  I'm caught up to Day 5.   I'll be trying to finish up later tonight!   Here are the Day 3 tags.   I'm missing one.... Waiting on my Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter to complete it.   


And here's Day 4.   I love, love, love the Faded Layers tag (the rays one).   I also really like the ombré one (green shades).   I struggled with what to do with my tinted tinsel, then just glued it down into a heart shape.  Then I filled the insides with glossy accents.   Looks pretty cool IRL!   


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102!

I'm having a blast trying new techniques for Tim Holtz's new class at Online Card Classes!   I've been getting inky for nearly 2 days straight and I haven't even begun work on day 3 yet!  I had a package from Simon Says Stamp that the Postal Service couldn't find (it was shipped 9/27!!).  It contained a lot of the supplies I needed for this class and I was really getting upset that no one was able to locate it!  I was super excited and surprised to receive it today.  Can't wait to go try more techniques!   
These are my day one tags....all using Distress Paints.  I can't really pick a favorite!!

Here are the day 2 tags.  I love the first one and last one the most.  

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Make it Monday

Here's a card I did for Papertrey's Make it Monday challenge, Repeat & Lift. Hopefully the sequins aren't overkill....it just felt like it needed something else!!!  Enjoy what's left of the weekend, everyone!   It's a rainy football Sunday here and dinner is in the crockpot....it sure feels like fall!!!!!  Love it!!
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #2

Hi! I've been so busy these last few days. I can't believe I've gotten around 9 cards made, while still getting ready for my sister-in-law's wedding which is just a week and a half away! I had to stop in real quick to post my entry to the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge. To play along, head over here: Inky Paws Challenge #2

I took Newton and added some whiskers and googly eyes! He looks pretty mischievious, I think! Love how this turned out!

 Take care....I probably won't be back to blogging for around two weeks :( This wedding's going to be epic, lol!)
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Crafting Frenzy Day 3

I got three more cards done today....this morning, actually! First is a card using homemade mist! I like how this turned out.
Next is a card using the limited ingredients. Not totally happy with this, but I worked with it....
Last, I've got my favorite. This was from the Breakfast Bake & Take using a color palette and sketch.
Happy Monday, all!
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Crafting Frenzy Day 2

Today I got a few more of the challenges from Stamp-A-Fair completed. Yay! First up is a scratch & sniff card. Turned out so cute, and it really smells like grapes!
Next I have a card that uses shrinky dinks! Ha! I was so excited to learn that i can use my heat gun instead of the oven to make these. I coated the snowflakes with prisma glitter too, but that doesn't show up in the picture.
Finally, I have a card that uses paper clay. I was really surprised at how like Fun Foam this turned out after it air dried. Not sure how much I'm loving this technique. I think maybe with flowers I'd like it better....
All in all, it was a pretty productive day! Maybe I'll even be able to get a couple more cards done in the morning!
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stamp-A-Fair 2013

Today starts Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Fair....a whole day of crafting tutorials and fun! I've been interrupted at every turn, so I haven't gotten as much done today as I would've liked. I was able to complete Nichole's sea salt technique....here are the results!
I also got my sister-in-law's wedding card done today using Betsey's gallon, quart, pint challenge. I am pretty happy with how this one turned out. I love the colors in this card...hope she does too!
I really hope to get some more done tomorrow, but I doubt it, lol! Wish me luck ;)
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Inky Paws Challenge #1

So I was excited to see that there's a challenge over at Newton's Nook, a new stamp company with the cutest stamps! I had to have the Newton's Antics set as soon as I saw it...I'm such a sucker for anything with kitties! I created one card with the Newton's Antics set and one card using the free digi image. They came out pretty cute if I do say so myself, lol! Check out Newton's Nook if you haven't already!
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Final Days of Card Camp 2....

I can't believe class is nearly over!!  I was able to get a few cards done today, the first being this one for my cutie patootie nephew's first birthday!   I used the additional color combo #1.  I'll be back tomorrow with some more....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Card Camp projects

Here are a couple projects from Card Camp.  These are from yesterday not today....I haven't had a chance to get to today's projects. Hopefully I'll be able to get something accomplished tomorrow - I'm really looking forward to it because the techniques Jennifer shared were really cool!   And I happen to have that verdigris embossing powder she used....what are the odds, lol!!



This next card uses my new Newton's Nook stamps....ordered them Saturday, had them on Monday!!!  Wow, great service!   Love the kitty stamps!

See ya'll tomorrow!






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Monday, July 22, 2013

Make it Monday/Card Camp W3, D1

I played along with PTI's Make it Monday today.  The technique Betsy shared was to create a 3-D looking effect using a die cut word.  I chose the hello die and this was actually more difficult than most MIM's for me.  It turned out okay....I'm not 100% satisfied but I think it looks pretty good.  I was also able to use the color combo for  Card Camp 2 (purple, aqua, tan, brown and raspberry).  Yay!!!   I find this week's colors easier than last week.  I think I had a hard time last week because I considered those colors more "manly", lol!!  
I also got a card done for the first week's card camp color combo.  I started in week 2, so I'm slowly getting there!!  I love how this turned out.   Using Copics on the paper before I die cut the word worked awesome!!
Happy Monday, all!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Card Camp , W2, D4

Yay!!   I got another card done for class today!!   The challenge was to use a holiday stamp in a non-holiday way.   I looked through my stamps and settled on a Lawn Fawn set and used the gingerbread house as a regular house. Ironically enough, with all my stamps I ended up using the same sentiment that I used on yesterday's card.  What are the odds?!  I thought this would make a really cute housewarming card.  Again, these colors are really hard for me. I really wanted to use brighter colors....those flowers are just begging to be red, lol!!  
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

MIM Share

Here is another Papertrey Make it Monday card. Dawn showed us banner borders so I used papers from the Simon Says Stamp May card kit as well as PTI. The harvest berries sprig was an afterthought.....had to hide some accidental ink smearage, lol!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A New Make It Monday!

Well it's about time I played along with another MIM challenge!! This card is especially for the owners of a little bistro nearby that, sadly, (oh, SO sadly!) will be closing soon. The attention to detail that was put into everything they did there will be sorely missed!!! So.....since attention to detail is what they are known for, I put some extra time and effort into this card. All of the strawberry pieces are cut from patterned paper. The stamps and doily die are Papertrey.

Happy Tuesday, all!
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Papertrey Make It Monday - Clear Card Base

Well, I've had the clear cardstock for ages and have never used it....apparently I needed the challenge, lol! This is for my son's birthday tomorrow. I think he will like it....I always try to do something "different" for my kids' birthday cards. Have a goodie!! :)



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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Papertrey 6th Anniversary

Here are a couple of cards I did for entry into Papertrey's big contest. The first is based on a design by Maile Belles and the second is based on a card by Danielle Flanders. I had a great day of creating yesterday. I can hardly wait to get back to it tomorrow. Today I was derailed by an urgent care visit for my son....probable fractured wrist....boooo!!!



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Saturday, February 9, 2013

More Clean and Simple Cards!

Tonight I got to try out Laura's plaid stamping technique and I was pretty pleased with the results...with a bit more practice i'm sure it'll get easier!

I also made a custom ink pad and that turned out pretty cool too!



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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Clean & Simple 2

I signed up for Online Card Classes CAS 2 the other day ( a bit late!) but I finally had a chance to get a card done this morning, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! Inktense colored pencils are so fun to use!!! I highly recommend them :)

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Make it Monday

Today's MIM challenge was double embossing. I used Spring Rain PP and embossed the snowflakes in blue and white. I stamped the sentiment and mounted the panel using Enchanted Evening. A little twine finished it off!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Blogging from the iPad!

Things might've just gotten a lot easier! Forgive my random kitty shot. Trying to get the feel of blogging from the iPad versus the Mac..... Plus they're cute, don'tcha think?!?

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