Saturday, November 13, 2010


It's that time again. Another challenge over at Papercraft Star. This week the challenge was a photo inspiration challenge which normally I love. However, this particular one was a bit, well, challenging. A summer photo from Martha Stewart Living that was to be used as inspiration for a holiday card. Here's the photo that made me think of nothing to do with the holidays.

When I first looked at the photo I saw pale blue and white with sandy shells, large flowers, and got a calm vibe from it. So, I went with what I felt pulling in the other aspects that stuck out to me.

I went with the sandy feel using just a hint of white because it felt a bit warmer (and calmer) to me. I also used flock on the flowers so they would feel more natural and I curled the paper to give them more life.

Thanks for looking.

Supplies: Stamps-Gina K.(flower), PTI(sentiment), Paper-Bazzil, Flock-Doodlebug, Ink-Ranger Distressed inks

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thankful for...

I don't like Thanksgiving. I don't get it. And I hate turkey. HATE it! But I do love expressing my gratitude to others. And while I don't like the turkey festivities this time of year I do think it is as good a time as any to let a few friends know what they mean to me. This first one is for a dear friend of mine who has adopted my kids as her grandkids.

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Thank you with Autumn colors
Sweet sketch Wednesday - sketch
Paperplay Challenges - Circles
Raise the Bar - Let's see those curves

Thanks for looking.

Supplies: Stamps-Papertrey Ink, Pattern Paper-Creative Memories, Embossing Powder-Stampendous

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Magic Happens

Christmas is such a wonderful, magical time of year. I wish the magic of the season could last all year. This card celebrates that magic. It started with the challenge over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog (I cased Michelle who cased Anita).

A card celebrating magic had to have some glitter!

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - CASE a design team member
The ABC Challenge - G is for Glitter
Charisma Cardz Challenges - With Love at Christmas

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy Turkey Day

Another Thanksgiving card courtesy of the Pink Cat Studio digi stamps I won a couple of weeks ago. This particular one was selected by the hubster. He really liked the Turkey Family and who am I to argue? They are adorable. This particular card was created thanks to the new (at least to me) challenge blog, Papercraft Star. I love this blog and look forward to participating in many of their challenges. This week's challenge is a recipe. And here it is.

Simon Says Make a Card
Base 4.5 x 5.5
Double Mat #1: cut at 3 3/8 x 4 5/8
with another color cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Double Mat #2: cut at 2 3/4 x 4
with another color cut at 2 3/4 x 2 1/2
Add Ribbon
Add Button(s)
Add Punch or Die Cut
(Add anything else you would like to add)

And here is my turkey family.

I really like how this card came out.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Supplies: Stamps-Pink Cat Studio, Pattern paper-Creative Memories, Cardstock-PTI, Buttons-Basic Grey, Die Cuts-Creative Memories, Markers-Copic, Ribbon-Pink Hedgehog

Halloween Cuties

Here's a look at my Halloween cuties!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gobble, gobble

I hope everyone had a fun and happy Halloween. We had a great time. The costumes were a huge success and the kids had a great time. Lucky for us the kids didn't make it the whole three hours of trick-or-treating. I'd like to say Halloween projects are over, but I have pictures to do something with for the extra kids we took. However, I have postponed that project until the weekend...

So, until then I'm working on some Thanksgiving cards. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win the challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year sponsored by Pink Cat Studio. I won five, yes FIVE, digital images to play with. I hadn't gone down the digital road, but I love Pink Cat Studio especially the Itty Bittys. Of course, I had to get the Itty Bitty Turkey Rides. Love, love, love them!

Here's Itty Bitty Bobby riding his turkey.

Isn't he just the cutest?!

Supplies: Digi stamp-Pink Cat Studio, Darcie's, Pattern Paper-Creative Memories, Buttons-Basic Grey, Flower-Stampin' Up

Card Patterns - Sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog - For the Boys
Cards for Men - Anything Goes (this one is for my uncle)
Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog - Penny for the guy

Thanks for looking!