Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Two Days of Tuesday Triggers

Wow, two cards in two days....what fun it is to be feeling better and feeling creative. Today's Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab is a beautiful beachy scene that delights the eye and has my mind wandering to some other place than this cold wintery day. I used a combination of Cosmo Cricket and Prima papers and added a clip art image from Crafty Secrets. I love the little French "Bonjour" saying stamped at the bottom...oh to be in France right now...or any time for that matter. Enjoy your day.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tuesday Triggers

Christmas Break has given me some much needed time to create this season. I decided to play along with Moxie Fab's Tuesday Triggers. The image uses black and white and green. I decided to play with black, white, green and dark blue to spice things up a bit. As I was organizing my papers from my piles of things that needed puttin' away, I came across Basic Grey's floral motif and did a little fussy cutting to add some interest. I like the way it turned out.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Let It Snow

Another not-so-great picture of my recent card. I sure hope Santa brings me a new camera. Wanted to play with my newest stamp from Pink Cat Studio and try Taylor's weekly challenge one more time before the year ends. Since I've got two weeks off from school, I've been crafting up a storm on little odds and ends and trying some new techniques. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Hi Folks, again no working camera...so I'm left to using my Droid phone to photograph my current projects. I have been anxiously waiting for October Afternoons holiday papers to make it to my local scrapbook store and finally it arrived last week. I had this fun new stamp from Pink Cat Studio and played with my Spellbinders circle and scallop punches to frame up this little cutie. I also love the little pins from Making Memories to pin on the little dangling ornament. So much fun and festive, this card is perfect to send to family and friends. Until next time.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ho, Ho, Ho

Hi all, I doubt anyone has missed my pathetic attempt at blogging. Especially since I am unable to photograph these days with the absence of my defunct digital camera. So using my trusty Blackberry, today I am happy to post my recent project. A few months ago I saw this adorable Santa that Jennifer Beason posted on her blog with Pink Paislee papers and I knew I wanted to give it a try. Then when I saw the Cosmo Cricket papers, I was sure that they would be perfect for ole St. Nick. I still need to place ribbon through the hands and I'll probably add some sort of sentiment to go with it, but for now...I love they way he turned out. Let the holiday decorating begin!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Moxie Fab -ulous

Once again the geniuses at Moxie Fab World are hosting a challenge for the holidays. I'm posting two pictures of previous projects I've created with my gingerbread collection in mind. I used a Bare Elements house and covered with craft paper and stamped the swirls with white Stazon Ink. Little bits of scrap papers provide the perfect embellishment that this project needed. It always looks so festive with my gingerbread-decorated tree. This entry showcases their cute and fun category. How can you not think this house is fun and cute???

The next entry showcases a stamped card that I used some pewter and stamped over metal. Once again, the gingerbread theme is a pretty familiar one for me...so I go with what works. This is one of my favorite cards and I hate to give it away, so I just keep it around for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 20, 2009

And the Winner is.....ME!!!

I can't believe it! The 7 Gypsies chose me as their winner of the Bindery Punch contest. I'm so excited that my Bindery punch will be shown at CHA in the very awesome 7G booth. If you've ever been to CHA, you know the the 7G booth is always buzzin with great showroom samples and such creative ideas. I love that I get to be a small part of this great show. I'm posting a picture of the loot they will be sending me...how great is that? Also posting my newest card that I posted to the Moxie Fab challenge for an eco-friendly card. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gypsie's Travels

Well, still no luck with my camera, so I borrowed my daughter's camera for today's post. 7 Gypsies is hosting a contest to decorate a Bindery Punch and post it to their gallery for a chance at some fabulous prizes. I decided that no Gypsy is complete without her own Steamer Trunk and I fashioned this one out of a Bindery Punch. Please take a moment to visit that link and post a comment on my gallery there, it will help my chances of showing this baby at CHA! Complete with leather straps (aka:Grungepaper), buckles and lots and lots of travel stamps...this Gypsy has traveled far and wide for just the right accessories to her design studio. I used my Dymo labeler and punched letters directly into the Grungepaper and mounted the seven continent names and of course the 7 Gypsies name as well. I'm all packed and ready to go anywhere with this little beauty.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Can You Say Adorable?

Okay, still playing with my Prismacolors and Gamsol. Picked up the newest edition on Paper Crafts Magazine and found this fun little layout. I had purchased a Bella stamp some time ago and wanted to play with this image for a fun birthday card. Doodlebug's newest cupcake papers is so fun and the Amuse mini plaid's are so much fun. Combined together, the colors and plaid/polka dot patterns make a great combination. I can't beleive I actually posted twice in one week. Hmmm, hope the summer off will allow me more chances to post. It could happen, honest!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Jan

Wanted to share another Greeting Farm stamp and test out my Prismacolorsand Gamsol again. Decided to give Taylored Expression's sketch challenge a try to complete a birthday card for my sister. Used Making Memories paper and EK Success punch for the framed edge. I love the color combination and the way it all came together. I think my sister will certainly enjoy this one.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Candy Bars Anyone?

Don't even ask why I haven't posted in a while. Bad camera, lazy habits, lack of projects and inspiration. The list goes on and on. However, I did manage to make these cute candy bar wrappers for the teachers I work with. Used my Greeting Farm teacher stamp and colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. Fun, fun, fun! The teachers were thrilled and the students were jealous. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Terri Conrad Contest

Hi all! I know I haven't posted in a while and I do apologize. My camera's been a little on the fritz and I'm hoping to purchase a new one real soon. In the meantime, I'll post some one elses photo. Terri Conrad is celebrating her licenses to new manufacturers and is offering a lovely set of note cards with her gorgeous designs on them. All you have to do is visit her blog and leave a comment. She is such a talented woman. Her papers for Websters Pages are just so beautiful.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Melissa's At It Again

While out stalking blog-land, I did my daily visit to Melissa Phillips' site and noticed she's at it again with a challenge. This month's give-away is an adorable apron from Jillie Willie. The challenge was to create a card with some sort of pocket, it must have buttons, ribbon, pink, and stripes. How can you go wrong with all those embellishments? I wanted to try something different and used a stamped image as my pattern for the bunny. I cut an enlarged version of this image out of mulberry paper for the bunny. Then, I cut the egg at the seam and inserted it inside the bottom of the egg as the "pocket." The picture is a little blurry (time for a new camera), but the stamped statement says "sweet thing." I didn't take a pic of the inside of the card, but I used the smaller stamped image of the bunny and egg and the striped paper at the bottom edge. I'm sure my chances are slim to win, because I've seen some of the competition. Wow, there are some truly talented entries this time around. Just the same though, I had a blast working on this one. Thanks for the challenge Melissa.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Fun with Graphic45

If you haven't seen the newest Graphic45 papers, you really should go out and get it! Their blog has so many ideas and their booth at last summer's CHA was just so inspiring. Their paper doesn't look like paper, it has a quality of fine art and fine fabrics. Needless to say, I'm totally intrigued by the things they are doing with paper and die cuts. AMAZING!! I wanted to try my hand at cutting and collaging some of these fantastic images and mixing them with some of my vintage sewing notions. The beeswax collage was a perfect medium to showcase this paper. I love the way it turned out. The layout uses more of this paper and a few of my vintage pattern peices from a doll dress. I printed an image from Fairy Davis as my focal point and it seems as if these lovely ladies have been relative of mine forever. The handbag is G45 papers scanned and printed onto Sticky Back Canvas by Claudine Hellmuth. Love, love, love this stuff...so many possibilities. Hope you enjoy and take the time to make something for yourself with these fun papers.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Newest Cupcake Challenge

Well, I wasn't sure I'd have time to play this week's Cupcake Challenge but I managed to avoid the housework and play in the studio. I was anxious to play with my new AMuse stamps and came up with this little card. I love the way the colors all play together with the hot pink, it reminds me of spring.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Party Gras

My local scrapbook store (live.love.scrap) is having a weekend crop next weekend in honor of Mardi Gras. What better way to celebrate than to make a festive mask for the party. I decided to make the butterfly shape in hopes of an earlier spring. Although we're expecting snow in the next few days, a girl can sure hope for warmer days. I mostly used my Martha Stewart 1" circle die punch for the wings and when the wings got narrower, I used my Stampin' Up scallop punch. Lots of scrap paper in my stash, so this was a great way to cut and paste for a beautiful end result. I used Prima rhinestone swirls around the eyes and some peacock feathers for the eyelashes. A little bauble edging and some ribbon and viola...a party mask fit for a queen.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Melissa's Challenge

Looky here, two posts in one day. I'm a huge fan of Melissa Phillip's Blog, Lilybean's Paperie. Her work is just so amazing and inspiring. Well she threw down a challenge to create a card that was inspired by a bag that she will give to one winner from Jillie Willyie. That darn bag is just so adorable. Besides, who wouldn't love a new bag. I decided to use some Bazzill and my Heidi Swapp masks to paint the dots on with acrylic paint. Punched a few flowers from Pink Paislee papers and cut Miss Sunshine out of mulberry paper. I punched the little tag with my Stampin Up label punch and folded it over the edge for a cute little touch on the edge. I really like the way this turned out. I might have to keep this one for myself. Enjoy!

What a Prize

Okay, so I've been following the news from Papertrey Arts and they are having one amazing anniversary blow-out. Lots of new and beautiful product and lots of amazing prizes. Today, they are giving away an amazing trip to Orlando in the summer to the CHA Craft Fair that is open to consumers this year. Wouldn't that just be one terrific trip? I for one would love to be there. All you had to do was post a bag that you have altered or designed and post it on their blog. Can you beleive it? This is a bag I made recently that uses the Sassafras papers and some painters canvas as well as some leather handles from a purse I never used. It really came together pretty nicely with little problems. I used gel medium to coat the paper stock and get it to adhere to the canvas. Also used a wash of some Heidi Swapp paints to get the terra cotta color as a background. Hope you enjoy and get a chance to play.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Project 52

Wow, it's amazing what you can accomplish when a little snow keeps you from running around. The past two weeks, I've been amazed with the work on the Bad Girls website. Their design team has such beautiful layouts that your mouth just drops open in awe. Wendy Rago had posted weekly challenges on Project 52 and inspires you with ideas to get your creative groove moving forward. I took the lead from her mirrored image and decided to alter a plastic hand mirror we had on hand and I decided to cut and paste and mix up some embellishments for something a little different and unique. I love the way it turned out. Hope you get a chance to take a look at the website.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cupcake Challenge x Nine Part II

Okay, now for the remaining images for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge Anniversary. Congratulations Taylor on your milestone and I hope you keep the great sketches coming. It's always so much fun playing along.

Cupcake Challenge x Nine

Well, Taylor is celebrating a whole year of Cupcake Challenges and is showing nine different sketches on various sites to celebrate this milestone. I'm posting a couple of times so I can get all the photos squeezed on to the blog. I'll also post on SCS's gallery for this weeks fun challenge. Lots of different sketches and lots of thinking involved. Since I had a delightful snow day today, I had time to play. Hope you enjoyed your day.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Vintage Valentine

Wow, two posts in two days. Who knew I had it in me? Today I wanted to post my latest creation of this Vintage Valentine Book. I wanted everything to look really aged and I found just the right mix of papers and images to help me accomplish the look. I used images form Fairy Davis' website, papers from My Minds Eye and a chipboard album from Maya Road. A little grungeboard, a little glitter and a lot of ink....leads to one ages looking mini album.