Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Squeezing in some scrapping.

Crafting on a school night?! Unheard of lol. I was so excited to put my work aside for the evening and play in my scraproom. I made a few projects for Artful Delight's birthday blog hop.
First, the sketch challenge:
I made a quick and simple layout using some Echo Park "Splash" paper and "Summertime" alphas. These are some funny candids my hubby took of us on an escalator at the aquarium :) 

Next, the tic-tac-toe challenge:

I used the "make a card", "use your scraps", and "light pink" combo. The scraps were leftover papers from my Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" 6x6 pad from this card.

Aren't these 4x4 note cards cute?

Saving my favorite for last, the color challenge: kraft, pink, and white.

I'm in love with this card! I broke out my classic butterfly Stampin Up! wood mounted set and embossed it on the pink patterned paper. Those are liquid pearls on either side of the sentiment (and also on the above notecards). A new addiction!!

Thanks for stopping by tonight.


Happy Owl-O-Ween :)

Good morning! Welcome to a fun, new Cricut Cardz challenge at Cardz TV. This week we are using an owl cut from any cartridge to make a Halloween card. If you don't have it already, this challenge is just the push you need to get Hoot 'n Holler! This lite cartridge is a must have if you ask me. I thought since I had "Create a Critter", which has a cute sleeping owl, I didn't need Hoot 'n Holler. Trust me, you need it ;)

See, told ya you needed it. How stinkin' cute is this owl?! And there's a whole bunch on the cartridge, each with their own personality. Or is it "owlality"? lol.

I cut my owl at 3" and layered him on a 3 1/4" and 3 1/2" circle mat. The papers are from Cosmo Cricket's "Matilda" 6x6 pad. I just love the patterns! 

Speaking of which, I'm also adding this card to Wee Memories' patterned paper challenge this week.

Stop by Cricut Cardz to see what the rest of the DT created and link up your own owl Halloween cards!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Hi everyone! It's time for another "This to That Tuesday Challenge" at The Digi Bistro! This week we are creating a card that includes a tag. Have you checked out the "Tag It" set? Perfect for this challenge!

I used Tag #1 twice on this card. I adhered them end to end and threaded my ribbon through the holes, tying a bow.

Isn't that ghost a cutie? He's from the "Pick Your Poison" set. The patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket's "Matilda" 6x6 pad.

Stop by Cher's Studio to see what the rest of the design team created and link up your own tag cards! :) The prize this week is 2 stamp sets by Making Memories :)

I'm also linking this card up at Wee Memories, My Craft Spot and Celebrate the Occasion!

Have a great night!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Girls

I finally have some time to catch up on layouts today :) Love Sundays at home!

I started with the latest sketch at My Scraps and More:

I used a photo of the bridesmaids (me), maid of honor, and my best friend from college the bride to be from a get together last winter. I used the Bo Bunny "Winter Joy" collection.

I love the purple and green together. 

I'm also entering this layout at Wee Memories for including patterned paper. 

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully more layouts to come! ;)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Wow! Boy am I dragging this week. I'm SO ready for Friday!

I'm so lucky to come home to a cozy place that I share with  my hubby and puppy. Just what I need after a hectic day, be greeted at the front door, put my feet up and settle in for the night. Oh, and craft ;)

Include the word "home", a embellishment, or a house theme on your paper project. Or, create a home decor item!!

This week's prize is oh, so lovely :)

Paper Lovelies has an awesome kit for this week's winner!

My Mind's Eye  "Lucky Me" 130 piece paper/accessories pack,
15 sheets of 12x12 cardstock paper, 115 mix & match accessory pieces, including die cuts, titles, chipboard elements, journaling cards, and transparencies.

I made this sappy little card for my hubby when he goes on a business trip. I used papers from Basic Grey's "Sweet Threads". Lately, I'm addicted to 6x6 pads! :)

We can't wait to see what you come up with for our "home" challenge.  Link up at THIS POST before Tuesday at noon for a chance at the prize from Paper Lovelies.

Want to be a guest designer for an upcoming challenge? Link your project to our Facebook wall and let us know! :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hanging Onto Summer

It felt like fall for the first day so far this year, so chilly this morning. But I'm hanging onto summer and sharing a Hawaii layout I made using this sketch by Heather:

I love using sketches, they're a great starting point for me. I stretched this into 2 pages and titled my photographs on this Hawaii layout:

(click to view larger)

I think I fell in love with Fancy Pants' "Beach Babe" papers and diecuts. So fun!

I used "root beer float" thickers for my title. Head over to A Walk Down Memory Lane to stock up on these and any American Crafts products at 25% off though September! What a deal!

Thanks for stopping by and to Heather for the use of your sketch :)


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Things that go BUMP in the Night!

Good morning! It's time for another Cricut Cardz challenge at Cardz TV! That's right, Cricut Cardz has now merged with Mary's fabulous Cardz TV channel. So, please note this new address so you don't miss a thing ;)

The challenge this week is "Things That Go Bump In The Night!” Make a card for Halloween with the spookiest, scariest image you can find on any cartridge(s), and using any colors you’d like.

I don't have any "spooky" cartridges, but was lucky to have my friend Barbara cut me some of these witches from "Celebrate with Flourish". She's pretty spooky, huh?

I used my Basic Grey Eerie 6x6 pad and printed the sentiment on my computer.

Thanks for stopping by today! Head over Cardz TV and see what the rest of the design team created and enter your spooky cards ;)

Have a great day!

I love SRM Stickers!

Our generous sponsor at The Paper Variety is not only supplying the prize for this week's challenge but also provided product for the design team as well! SRM Stickers ROCKS! :)

Our Logo

Our challenge this week is to USE STICKERS of course ;)

I made this cute little Halloween card using the Halloween Town set at The Digi Bistro.

He's perfect for this SRM stickers sentiment, don't you agree?

Head over to The Paper Variety and see what the rest of the DT created with SRM stickers and link up your own paper projects for a chance to win :)

And I also wanted to announce the winner of the TPV blog hop candy :)

Sherrie K. said...
Emma and Wyatt are adorable!! I love teh cute stamp:) Great job!!!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Congrats Sherrie! Please email me at with your snail mail address so I can get your prize to you.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pick Your Poison!!

That's the latest Halloween file release at The Digi Bistro and it is SO adorable:


The This to That Tuesday challenge this week is to create a fall easel card - leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, Halloween you name in it. The cool thing about Cher's challenges is you don't *have* to use her files to enter to win -- although we'd love to see what you create with them!

I used the lil bat on my easel card:

He really is too cute to spook with those mis-matched google eyes ;)

Stop by Cher's Studio to see what the rest of the design team created and enter your card!

I'm also entering this lil guy at Paper Playtime.

Have a great day :)


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Favorite Embellishments

The last bonus challenge is up at The Paper Variety - a final chance to win more prizes! You don't want to miss out on these. You have until Tuesday at noon to enter the challenges posted all week... if you're like me you are tuning into football and scrappin the day away :)

Today's challenge is:

I made this little Halloween card using the sketch at More Than Favors:

I love how it turned out! My new favorite embellishments are definitely chipboard that coordinates with collections. So easy to make a card or layout with lots of dimension!

I'm also entering this card at Emma's My Creative Time's cricutless, color challenge: orange, purple, green and black.

Be sure to stop at The Paper Variety to see what the rest of the design team created and join in the blogaversary fun.

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Favorite Photos :)

Good morning! It's time for another "favorite" challenge at The Paper Variety! All week we are celebrating our one year blogaversary, with a blog hop, giveaways, a grand prize, and bonus challenges in between.

Today's challenge is:

And I have a sweet prize for you!!


Echo Park's Apothecary Emporium collection :)

I used the sketch this week at Frosted Designs for my favorite photo layout.

I used the American Crafts' "Campy Trails" line from A Walk Down Memory Lane. American Crafts is one of our featured manufacturers and on sale 25% all month!

I embellished my layout with cuts from the Camping Critters cartridge.

My title was made with American Crafts "Thickers" - also on sale 25% at AWDML! A real steal!

In addition to Frosted Designs, I'm also entering this layout at Get Scrappy for using twine (I used AC fiber) and a cricut cut.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see your favorite photos at The Paper Variety this week :)


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Basic Grey {{Get Well}}

I'm so thrilled to be joining the A Walk Down Memory Lane store design team to showcase the fabulous products they have to offer and at great prices too ;)

Two of my new favorite lines are Basic Grey's "Sweet Threads" collection and the ridiculously cute "Paper Smooches" stamp sets.

I used both on this card:

The photo doesn't do that lollipop flower justice ;) I used lots of stickles, glimmer mist, and a basic grey brad to dress it up. So elegant, yet so simple.


I'm sharing this card at My Craft Spot (a friendship card) and The Paper Variety's {bonus} challenge to use a favorite manufacturer. I love Basic Grey! ;)


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{{Welcome to the TPV Blog Hop!}}

Wahoo! it's the Paper Variety's one year blogaversary! We're celebrating with My Favorite Things Stamps with a blog hop to kick of the week long celebration. Even though I'm the first stop, head over to The Paper Variety to hear all of the details ;)

Save the date!

This week it's all about our "favorite things"! TPV is hosting 5 daily challenges of our favorite things and awarding 5 great prizes to 5 lucky random winners.  We hope you'll play along with us each day!! We begin today with a fun blog hop and our 1st challenge which is sponsored by My Favorite Things stamps .. is to use stamps!!!  Clear stamps, rubber stamps, image stamps, digitial stamps, sentiment stamps, you name it we want to see it ;)

My Favorite Things stamps is awarding a random challenge winner with a $25 gift voucher to their store!

You'll have until Tuesday noon to enter your project at The Paper Variety for a chance at the grand prize.

My Favorite Things also generously provided the entire TPV DT with stamps to use on our projects. Thank you, MFT!

 Here's the card I made:

I used the adorable "Emma and Wyatt" stamp set with my Bo Bunny "Crush" papers.
So adorable, no?

Before you go on to the next hop stop, I have some blog candy to giveaway!

I *love* My Minds Eye 6x6  pads and happen to have 2 of this cutie. 
You can win one by becoming a follower and leaving a comment below :)

You needn't enter a project at TPV to win my blog candy. My giveaway is just for fun. Although I do hope you decide to join the challenge, you could win a $25 My Favorite Things stamps gift certificate! Dont forget, there will be other challenges and prizes daily until Sunday at TPV inspiring you to use your favorite things! There's also a giveaway on the TPV facebook page so don't miss that! Join in the fun! :)

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Jackie !!

Click here to see her beautiful project created with MFT stamps!

Have a great day!! :)

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