Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #9 (PSC09)

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge week over at The Perfect Sentiment? Since it is the 5th Wednesday of the month, the challenge this week is all about CASE'ing one of the Design Team Members cards. Sounds fun huh? Just remember to give credit to the dt member. :)

Here is the card that I created:



I wanted to make a really simple card but one that still made a statement for my husband. I love giving him cards out of the blue and he loves getting them. Most of the time, I hide them so he is really surprised when he comes across one. For this card, I made a portrait style card and used a border punch to punch 3 different layers. Then I layered them on top of each other and attached them to the bottom of the card. My tickets are a stamp from the dollar bin at Michael's. I just stamped them and then cut them out by hand. I added some ribbon and some photo corners to finish it.

This week, the challenge is being sponsored by the Digital Emporium. Head over to The Perfect Sentiments challenge blog to learn the details of what you could win if you play along as well as looking to see what the rest of the talented ladies on the design team came up with. I hope you will play along with us this week. I look forward to seeing what you create!

For more inspiration, you can check out the rest of the design teams projects by going to The Perfect Sentiment or their individual blogs that are listed below:

Jennipher
Sami
Sarah
Abby
Jan
Kimberly
Rochelle
Shaunna
Tere
Theresa

I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Get Ready To Hop!

Hi Everyone! There is gonna be a fun blog hop starting this Friday showcasing Christmas Cards. You might be able to get some inspiration for this years cards, or if you already have this years done, maybe some ideas for next year's.



I hope you will come hop with us!


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sweet Friend with Joy's Life Stamps

For my Perfect Sentiment post, click HERE

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great day! I am so happy that today I get to post another challenge for the Joy's Life DT. The challenge this week was Shabby Chic--Create a “Lady like” project, from the littlest girls to the greatest grandmothers.



What is more lady like than a pretty awesome pair of heels? I personally can't walk in them very well, but I sure do like looking at them hehe! I cut my card base out of the Sentimentals Cricut cartridge at 4.75" and the white layer (which is just another card base cut in half) at 4.25". My shoe came from Gypsy Wanderings and was cut out at 2". I ran my white layer through my cuttlebug with the Paper Lace cuttlebug embossing folder. For my sentiment, I built the "Sweet Friend" saying from the Everyday Occasions stamp set from Joy's Life Stamps. I stamped it with versa mark and then embossed it with white embossing powder. Here is a close up of that:



I am so happy with this card and think it turned out so pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. Don't forget to stop by the Joy's Life DT page to see more inspiration. I hope you have a great crafty day and a fabulous Thanksgiving!
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I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team.

Supplies:
Cricut: Sentimentals & Gypsy Wanderings
Cuttlebug: Paper Lace Embossing Folder
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)
Stamp: Everyday Occasions (Joy's Life)
Misc.: White Embossing Powder, Versa Mark, Dazzling Diamonds (SU!), Pearls (Recollections), Foam Adhesive (Inkssentials), Offray Ribbon, Labels 4 (Spellbinders)

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #8 (PSC08)

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge week over at The Perfect Sentiment? This week is all about helping you with those encouragement cards. The challenge? Make a card with a encouraging sentiment. The Twist? The twist is to use the following sketch:



Here is the card that I created for the challenge:



This week The Perfect Sentiment is being sponsored by Pattie's Creations so make sure you stop by The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog to learn all the details of what the prize is this week as well as entering the challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create!

For more inspiration, you can check out the rest of the design teams projects by going to The Perfect Sentiment or their individual blogs that are listed below:

Jennipher
Sami
Sarah
Abby
Jan
Kimberly
Rochelle
Shaunna
Tere
Theresa

and our guest designers for November:

Jessica
Rita

I hope you have a great crafty day and a fabulous Thanksgiving!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Card Stock: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Believe In Yourself (Pink By Design)
Ink: Aquarium Chalk Ink (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Misc.: White Offray Ribbon, Bling (Me & My Big Ideas), Classic Scallop Circles (Spellbinders)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #7 (PSC07)

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for another great challenge week over at The Perfect Sentiment? This week is all about helping you with those baby cards. The Challenge? Make a Baby card. The Twist? Stitch-it-up, use hand-stitching, machine-stitching, or faux stitching.

Here is what I created for the challenge:



For my card, I cut my base out of the Wild Card Cricut cartridge at 5". My baby in the stroller was cut out of the Baby Steps cricut cartridge at 2.5". I added some faux stitching with my handy white gel pen (I love that pen and don't know what I would do without it hehe). I added some little pink rhinestones and a big pink bow and voila! Cute Cute Cute!

This week The Perfect Sentiment is being sponsored by Cindy Coutts so make sure you stop by The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog to learn all the details of what the prize is this week as well as entering the challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create!

For more inspiration, you can check out the rest of the design teams projects by going to The Perfect Sentiment or their individual blogs that are listed below:

Jennipher
Sarah
Abby
Jan
Kimberly
Rochelle
Shaunna
Tere
Theresa

and our Guest Designers for Novemeber:

Jessica
Rita

I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut: Wild Card & Baby Steps
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific), Dark Pink and Purple (Recollections), Peach (Bazzill)
Stamp: MSE!
Ink: Melon Mambo (SU!)
Ribbon: Offray
Twine: Trendy Twine
Misc:White Signo Gel Pen, Sizzlets Button Set (Sizzix), Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glossy Accents, Bling (Me and My Big Ideas)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday! I have got another card to share with you today. I'm trying to get ahead and get some of my Christmas cards done. I usually have them done by now but life seems to keep getting in the way lately haha! When I saw the sketch over at Mojo Monday, I knew it would be perfect for a Christmas card. Here is what I created:



Can you believe I didn't even use my cricut? I know! I was pretty shocked too haha!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday 214 --- Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday --- Anything Christmas Goes This Week
Papertake Weekly Challenge --- First Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking a look at my latest creation. I really appreciate it! I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Card Stock: Red & Green (Recollections), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Jolly and Bright (Recollections)
Stamp: Holiday Occasions (Joy's Life)
Ink: Real Red (SU!)
Spellbinders: Labels Four & Beaded Circles
Misc.: Acrylic Jewels, Stardust Stickles, White Signo Gel Pen, Real Red Marker (SU!), Photo Corner Punch (SU!)

Happy Fall!

Happy Friday! I hope you all have great plans for the weekend, unlike me who will be spending the weekend raking up leaves haha! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made for a few challenges.

Kaboodle Doodles---Colors Of Fall

{Cupcake Inspirations}---The following inspiration picture:



and Lollipop Crafts---Thanksgiving/Fall

Here is the card that I created:



I cut my scarecrow out of my cricut using the Celebrate with Flourish cricut Cartridge at 3". I think it came out pretty cute for being so simple. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut: Celebrate With Flourish
Card Stock: Kraft & Cream (Recollections), Pumpkin Pie & Crushed Curry (SU!), Brown (DCWV)
Border Punch: Fiskars
Ribbon: Offray
Twine: Chocolate Truffle (Trendy Twine)
Stamp: Mixed Holiday Sentiments (My Creative Time)
Ink: Pumpkn Pie (SU!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hogs & Kisses

For my The Perfect Sentiment Post, Click HERE
Happy Wednesday my crafty friends! I hope you are all having a great day! I am so happy that today I get to post my very first challenge for the Joy's Life DT. The challenge this week was to Make It Messy---Use your Inks, Paints, Smooch, Etc.



What's messier than a cute little piggy? I decided to make a cute little gift bag filled with some Hersey Hugs and use Joy's Life Barnyard Puns stamps for my greeting. For my messy technique, I inked up my pig with some pink ink. I also tore white paper strips and painted them brown with some acrylic paint and then lightly sanded the paint a little in certain spots to give it more texture. Here is a close-up of my "mud":



I also used some Perfect Pearls Mist to spray my clouds to give them a little shimmer. Here is a close-up of that:



I am so happy with this little bag and think it turned out adorable. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. Don't forget to stop by the Joy's Life DT page to see more inspiration and to read about the challenge. I hope you have a great crafty day!
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I created this project while on the Joy's Life Design Team.

Supplies:
Cricut Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook (bag), Paper Doll Dress Up (fence), Create A Critter (clouds) & George and Basic Shapes (pig)
Card Stock: Blue (Recollections), White (Georgia Pacific), Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Inks: Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Stamp: Barnyard Puns (Joy's Life)
Misc.: Acrylic Paint (Folk Art), Perfect Pearls Mist, White Offray Ribbon, Googly Eyes

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #6 (PSC06)

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for a great new challenge week over at The Perfect Sentiment? This week you are being challenged to make an All Occasion Card. The twist? The twist is that you have to use the following picture as your inspiration:




How cool is that picture? Here is the card that I created:



I decided to make an easel style card for this challenge. When I looked at the inspiration picture, the turquoise, purple and orange kept popping out at me, so I went from there to create my card. How cute is that little girl digi stamp? She is from Robyn's Fetish, who I'm happy to say is our sponsor this week over at The Perfect Sentiment!



The winner of this week's challenge is going to get to pick 5 digi images from Robyn's Fetish! Pretty cool huh?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. I really appreciate it. I hope you will stop over at The Perfect Sentiment and join us. I would love to see what you create for this challenge.

For more inspiration, feel free to check out the rest of the wonderful design team's projects:


Jennipher
Sami
Sarah
Abby
Jan
Kimberly
Rochelle
Shaunna
Tere
Theresa

As well as our November Guest Designers:

Jessica
and
Rita

I hope you have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut: Elegant Edges
Cuttlebug: Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise (SU!), Purple (Recollections), White (Georgia Pacific)
Stamp: You're So Punny (Joy's Life)
Digi Stamp: Robyn's Fetish
Ink: Tempting turquoise (SU!)
Misc.: Ribbon (Sweet Petites), Pearls (Basic Grey), Markers (Crayola), Lavendar Stickles, Orange Peel Stickles, Scallop Sentiment Border Punch (Fiskars)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #5 (PSC05)

Happy Wednesday! Are you guys ready for a great new challenge week over at The Perfect Sentiment? This week is all about Thanksgiving. The twist? The twist is to incorporate brads or eyelets into your card. Here is the card that I created for the challenge:



I decided to make a gate fold card for this challenge. I wanted to use a cornucopia for my card and I found one on my Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartridge. I love that cartridge! There are so many little hidden gems on there. :) I am pretty pleased with how it came out and I think the brads were the perfect touch to finish off my card. I really need to use those more often. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a look at my latest creation. I really appreciate it. I hope you will stop over at The Perfect Sentiment and join us. I would love to see what you create for this challenge.

This week, The Perfect Sentiment challenge blog is being sponsored by me. :) One random winner from this week's challenge will win the following from me:



So, don't forget to enter your creation at The Perfect Sentiment so you have a chance to win this great little patterned paper stack :)

For more inspiration, feel free to check out the rest of the wonderful design team's projects:

Jennipher
Sami
Sarah
Abby
Jan
Kimberly
Rochelle
Shaunna
Tere
Theresa

I am also linking this card up to the following challenges:

The Paper Players ---add a fall element to your card
Stampin' Sisters In Christ ---use fall colors in your creation (crimson, orange and gold or similar)

I hope you all have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut: Paper Doll Dress Up
Card Stock: Kraft (Recollections), Cream (Bazzill), Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Real Red (SU!)
Patterned Paper: K & Co.
Cuttlebug: Houndstooth Embossing Folder
Stamps: Mixed Holiday Sentiments (My Creative Time)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Brads: Making Memories

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tacky Tuesday Challenge #12

Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all had a safe Halloween. Today marks the start of a new Tacky Tuesday challenge. The challenge for this month is to use a Frog die cut and the word "Frog" or "Toad" somewhere on your project. Here is what I created for the challenge:



I cut my frog from the Live Simply Cricut Lite cartridge at 2". I then layered him on top of a scallop circle from my classic scallop circle spellbinders dies. The "Toad-ally Yours" was printed from my computer. A pretty simple card but I think it came out pretty cute.

I hope you will go over to the Tacky Tuesday Facebook Page and join in the challenge with us. You have 2 weeks to submit a project for the challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a great crafty day!
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Supplies:
Cricut: Live Simply
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive (SU!), White (Georgia Pacific)
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Punch: Apron Lace (Fiskars)
Misc.: Classic Scallop Circle (Spellbinders), Offray Ribbon, White Signo Gel Pen
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