Saturday, October 18, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hello friends! Are you finishing up your May 2015 Submissions for the latest Papercrafts call? It's so less stressful submitting ahead of time. I'm talking about me of course. I've already submitted 4 cards to 3 different categories.

Today I am sharing my card for this week's My Favorite Things Get Sketchy Challenge.

I have gold and silver on the brain this week so of course for this sketch I used some cardstock and vellum from the Sheer Metallic collection by We R Memory Keepers.

Supplies: Sheer Metallic collection We R Memory Keepers, Stamp Set: Delicious Birthday, Darice Sparkle tape, EyeletOutlet rhinestones, My Mind's Eye Enamel dots. Adhesive: Therm-o-web sticky dot mini runner.

I always enjoy creating for this challenge. If you're interested in creating along with us this week then click the banner for more info.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am off to edit the next 2 cards I made to submit. 

I hope you have a creative weekend as well!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks again for joining us this week for Unity Thursday! I hope you've enjoyed the New Release inspiration so far. Here's a reminder of what's happening today!

Here's a sample I created with the new Phyllis Harris release.

And since October is Cancer Awareness Month. I inked up one of my Unity faves from Angie Blom (Cure girls) in support of all who are battling!

WE Can Beat This!

You have reached the end of today's hop so make sure you have visited each of the designers and left a comment for your chance to win this week's hop prize!

Have a creative day!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Grateful for everything

Hello friends! Today I am sharing this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge card! 

Here's a look at this week's sketch

Here's my card for this week.

Supplies: We R Memory Keepers Harvest collection.  My Favorite Things Words of Gratitude Die-namics. Gerbera Daisy Die-namics. Misc:Kraft Tag Adhesive: 

I added a light layer of Glossy Accents over the grateful die. I like the shiny look of it against the tag.
I finished it with some Lawn Fawn mixed sequins.

I always enjoy creating for this challenge. If you're interested in creating along with us this week then click the banner for more info.

Have a creative day!


Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014!

Hello friends! It's finally here!

I am ready to craft some cards and enjoy the day! Aside from Lily's soccer game in the afternoon, my day is cleared for nothing but paper, glue, stamps and dies!!!

Here is my first card for #WCMD2014

I decided to create for this week's Moxie Fab World Challenge

I used paper from my Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit and my favorite Mason Jar Mug die set from My Favorite Things. The stamped image is from the Delicious Birthday Stamp Set.

I'm getting ready to start another card. How many do you think I will get done between now (9:00 pm pacific time and midnight Saturday Oct 4?

Leave your guess and I will choose a lucky winner to win 3 itty bitty stamps from Unity Stamp Company and some other card making goodies from my stash! I'll post the photo tomorrow sometime of the prize.


I'm crafting away 

Here's one using some paper from my Simon Says Stamp August Card kit and  the My Favorite Things Many Thanks die. Adhesive: Therm-o-web sticky dot mini runner.

Next is one of the challenges over at Butterfly Reflections Inc's blog. I used paper from We R Memory Keepers Harvest collection and dies from My Favorite Things. Adhesive: Therm-o-web sticky dot mini runner.

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month I created this card using Unity Stamp Company's Hoot for Hope.

On to card # 5...

Have a creative World Card Making Day!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Under your Spell

Hello friends. Today I'm sharing this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge card. 

I missed last week's link with all the crazy deadlines I was working on so it was nice to be able to spend some time creating this one without any other work pending and get it posted today since tomorrow is...

Stop by for some cards and fun right here...I just might have something special to make it worth your time!

OK...Here's this week's sketch

I have had so much fun creating with the Witch Way to the Candy set. It's definitely become one of my favorite MFT sets.

Supplies: MFT Witch Way is the Candy set. Patterned Paper MME Wicked. Copic markers. Glossy Accents. Adhesive: Therm-o-web sticky dot mini runner.

If you'd like to create something for this week's challenge click the image to find out more!

Have a creative day!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello Unity friends! Thanks for stopping by today. Unity has fun fresh new designs releasing today. Aren't you excited? I know I am!

Let's have a look at what's in store for this weekend's sale!

Have you started your holiday card making yet? I know right? I always say I am going to get a head start each year and then of course I am staying up til 2am trying to finish mine in time to mail them before it's too late. 

These new images helped me get in the mood! Here's a few cards I whipped up with this week's freebies and new releases.

Spend $25 and get this sweet guy for free!

This mini kit is hilarious and perfect for that family member who insists on wearing that ugly sweater to Christmas dinner.

This image is my favorite and I just saw nothing but a beautiful gold bow on the top so I colored it just so. I used glitter tape to create a border on my card base.

You've reached the end of today's inspiration but if you just started here then click the ladies photos to head over to their blogs to have a look at their creations.

Don't forget World Card Making Day is this Saturday October 4th. I'd love for you to stop by and see what I have in store for you.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello my coffee loving crafty peeps! Today is National Coffee Day and we're celebrating with a Blog Hop featuring projects inspired by our collective love of...

{of course}

Please take a moment to head over to the Host's of today's Hop, 


Here's the stamp I chose to create with for today's fabulous hop

Shared Coffee stamp by Stampendous

 I have a group of friends I love sharing coffee with every week. This stamp was perfect for how I feel about our weekly coffee date. 

I made this card with our weekly hostess in mind. Karena opens up her home and makes SEVERAL cups of delicious coffee for all of us to enjoy before getting a sip of her own.

Now here's a fun little Q&A:

1. When did you start drinking coffee? Officially when I had my daughter in 2007. 

2. What is favorite brand (you can name up to three).  I love my Keurig and my husband and I both love the Hawaiian blend from Costco for the value. I'm a Hazelnut lover and then I like the Caramel Macchiato.

3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Kona coffee in Kauai on our honeymoon.
4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will... probably string up my children by their just kidding.

5. True fact: I can drink coffee before bed and sleep just fine. 

6. I'm a self proclaimed coffee snob since I only indulge if I have my favorite Coffeemate creamer on hand. My favorite is Coconut creme or Hazelnut. 

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 194

Oh yes here I am getting my card linked just in time. I've been super duper busy working on projects I can't share just yet but they are taking up all of my creative time. Not to mention school is in full swing and Soccer Saturdays have begun again. I seriously link my card at the last minute before the link closed for this week!

So here's the sketch

I ordered some of the new release items and was happy they arrived in time to ink up for this week's challenge. I fell in love with this Pure Innocence I really love the fast shipping I get from MFT.

Supplies: MFT PI Peanut Butter & Jelly plus matching die, AC Spring 6x6 stack, Assorted Copic Markes. Button: Punky Sprouts Lil Seeds, Queen and Co Goosebump heart.

One of the reason's I love stamping with PI stamps is that i get to dress up the little girls like I did with my paper dolls when I was a kid. It's fun to look at a cardstock stack and choose the patterns.

I slipped this card into my daughter's lunchbox today. I know she'll love it.

Have a creative day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Unity Thursday

Hello friends! Thanks for joining the fun today. It's been so fun seeing what everyone is creating with the awesome products that we were sent by Faber Castell for today's promotional hop. 

I hope you brought your coffee because I have not one..but 3 projects to share with you today!

First let's take a look at today's specials and new releases!



How cool is that!!! I got a nice box of fun product to create with and checked out some YouTube videos to learn more about what I could do with them.

First I saw a great video on using the Gelatos on embossed cardstock. I decided I wanted to create an embossed, gradient background for one of the new Angie Girls Unity images releasing today.

I used Ranger Water color paper for the background so the Metallic Melon Gelatto would blend well when I added water. I used Juli's Garden embossing folder from Cuttlebug to emboss the cardstock first. Then I added the Gelato to the top generously and worked the color down with my fingers to create the gradient look.

I sprayed Perfect Pearls over the cardstock, let it dry and then adhered it to the cardstock. 

Next I used my craft sheet to smear the Gelatos I was sent and mist them with a mini mister to blend them so I could color the image with my water pen. This was really easy to do.

Next I say a technique using molding paste and Gelatos so I gave that a try with a Mosiac heart stencil I recently purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

Here's all the supplies I used to create this project. I splattered the gelatto colors on some watercolor paper and then used molding paste with the stencil. Then I let it dry and used my paint brush to paint it.

For my final project I decided to give the adding color to my molding paste technique a try.

I cut a chunk of the gelato,  ground it into a scoop of molding paste on my craft mat and kept blending it until the color was well blended. Then I smoothed it over the stencil onto my 100 lb weight cardstock, pulled the stencil up and voila!

I let it air dry and it turned out perfectly. Now I have never created with these products from Faber Castell before. Let me just say that they were extremely fun to work with.

Here's a closer look. I really can't believe how easy this technique was to do.

I had so much fun creating with all of these amazing products. I am totally addicted now!

Please head onto Rachel's blog by clicking her image below.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog because the prize this week is AMAZING!!!

Have a creative day friends!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge

Hello friends! Hope your day is going well so far. Today I am sharing a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge. You can see all the challenge cards in the gallery by clicking here.

Here's challenge photo inspiration.

I used grey, black and orange for my color scheme and a cute stamp from Simon Says Stamp.

Here's my card.

I call him Boo Kitty. I ordered this set {Trick or Treat} because my daughter loves kittys and I stamp images for her to color. We have a few of these kitty themed images from Simon Says Stamp. 

I just love those little spiders don't you? 

Have a creative day!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cutting it close

Whew! I had a busy weekend and have been working on some fun assignments for the past few weeks so my just for me crafting time has been limited. I barely finished this week's My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge in time to link up this morning.

 Here's a look at this week's sketch.

Here's my card

Supplies: My Favorite Things Geek is Chic glasses die, My Favorite Things Geek is Chic stamp set. Patterned paper Fancy Pants Be Different collection from my May 2014 SSS Card Kit. Punky Sprouts Lil seed button.

You too can Get Sketchy each week, with a new challenge posted each Wednesday and win a $20 GC to the MFT store as a prize! 

Click here for details.

Have a creative day!