Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Catie Bug

My baby girls birthday was on Saturday and I wanted to share a picture with you from her birthday party. We had it at a local putt-putt fun center and the birthday girl gets to go into the money maching to try to win extra coins. Catie had a great time but just couldn't seem to put her hands on the floating papers. Happy 7th Birthday Catie.

TCP and the CPS

Do you ever sometimes feel like you are always speaking in acronymns? That's how I feel with technology lately, even when I write this blog or when sending an email I feel like just writing u for you and ttyl for talk to you later. Sorry for the tangent, just one of my random thoughts. On to todays post. I started thinking that I was going to combine a few challenges but sometimes I think that just limits you in your creative juices so then I went at it again and this product I am pretty happy with.

This is for the TCP Tuesday card at The Cat's Pajamas and the CPS blog sketch. So I did combine a few challenges just not what I was originally shooting for. Here is the sketch for the challenge. The color challenge from Toni at the Cat's Pajamas was to use Navy, Green and White. The DP is from Scenic Route, the other solid color papers are from my stash. The flowers are from Prima and the bling is from my stash.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Challenge Cards

Well I'm back again. I really need to get better about blogging. I have been doing a few cards I just haven't posted them. This card is for a couple of challenges, for this weeks TCP Tuesday Challenge was to use this picture.
Here is what I came up with. The paper is from My Minds Eye, the Penny Lane collection. The buttons are from TCP, a great new product they are offering. The colored paper is from Coredinations. The images are all from The Cat's Pajamas. This is also the sketch from this week's challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's feeling a little like spring!

Today we had a beautiful spring like day, the sun was shining, although, it was just a little breezy. My friend Leigh let me know that Starving Artist Stamps is sponsoring a sketch over on this blog, http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/, so she invited me to come over and play. I borrowed her stamp from Starving Artist and made this adorable card. I just bought these pads from DCWV and they are just so bright and springy. I love them. If you enter a card you have a chance to win this set, which I would love to have since I don't own it. Also, they have a 20% coupon for Starving Artist Stamps on their site.
Ingredients: Starving Artist stamps, DCWV Citrus stack and Citrus Matt stack, Copics.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another Treat

This is the valentine present I made for my youngest. I always call her my little bug. These are Starbucks frappucino bottles and the box. I just wrapped the box in designer paper (DP) then gave it a backing with paper from Michaels. I stuffed one side full of goodies from the dollar isle at Target and the bottles I filled with M&M's and smarties for my little one, because she loves them. I put little stickers on top of the bottles. I added ribbons from American Crafts, Walmart and Fresh Paint. The stamp is from Hampton Art and I colored with Spica glitter pens. Designer paper is from K&Company.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Treats

I have a few Valentine treats to show you. I made these for my husband and my daughter. My daughter loves these Saranac Shirley Temples and my DH loves Orange Crush. I got the original idea from my friend Leigh and to see Leigh's work go here. Leigh is my inspiration for all things crafting and card making. When I grow up I want to be able to make cards like Leigh. To see more of her work go to http://sunflowerstudio.typepad.com/.

I stamped these images using Stampin' Up images for the letters. I also used Justrite Stampers for the #9 and the I've got a on you parts. I stamped using Chalk inks then glittered with Martha Stewart glitters. I popped everything up and I used American Crafts designer paper and K and Company papers. I used Stampin Up cardstock. I though seriously of breaking out my soldering iron but instead decided to make a frame using the glass frames from Inkssentials and them red line tape to put it together and added some bling from Michaels. I used American Crafts ribbons and ribbon from and unknown source.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Papertrey Friends Challenge

I am loving all the new stuff Papertrey is coming out with their new stuff is going to be fabulous and I can't wait to order. Although I can't wait to order I can't order until March because I am on the debt diet with my friend and it is really hard, you don't realize what little stuff you pick up all the time. Today's challenge at Papertrey is to make a card for your best friend. Well I have lots of really great friends and I don't want to single anyone out so this card is for all you special people out their that are my bestest friends in the whole world. If you are saying I wonder if she is talking about me, yes I am.

I made this card with one of my great friends Leigh who is teaching me alot about card making and stamping. This set is from Starving Artist stamps and I love it. I went for the unrealistic colors on the monkey because he is for Valentines's Day. I used papers from Basic Grey, Copics.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CPS Challenge 102

As you can see I really love this set by Papertrey Ink. The set is called Warm Happiness and if you are interested in purchasing it can be found here. This is for the Challenge at Card Positioning System and here the sketch you should use.
For this card I stamped the image on Papertrey's white cardstock in Stampin Up's Real Red in and then stamped the outline in Ranger's Epresson ink. I then used the little dot that came with the set to stamp little circle all round using inks from Stampin Up. I then used Papertrey's papers to add layers to the image. I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the doiley scallop border at the bottom. I just typed my sentiment on the computer and sent my paper through. I added a heart to the image with ribbon from Joanne's and I added some white marks with my Inkssentials white opaque pen. I am trying to stage my cards a little, how do you like it?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Papertrey Ink Sketch Challenge

I'm back, yes I told you I was going to try and keep posting. This is for the another one of Nichole's Challenges for the 2 year anniversary of Papertrey Ink. This challenge was a connect the dots challenge to figure out today's sketch challenge. I'm so excited that they are going to introduce a line of polka dots in their papers, don't you just love polka dots. If you want details on the challenge, go here http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c64e753ef01053715a809970b-pi.

I used papers from Papetrey Ink, first fruits stamps set, my cuttlebug embossing folder and Stampin' Up inks.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Papertrey Challenge

TODAY...I finally did some stamping, although I have been doing some I just haven't posted it. But I am going to try to start getting in a rhythm. My friend Leigh and I have decided we are going to get together a few days a week and stamp. Her craft room is ideally suited for me to go and play too. PAPERTREY INK is celebrating their two year anniversary with lots of amazingly creative things and some challenges thrown in. And there are FABULOUS prizes to be had. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try and win something! Today they featured a color challenge. The details are over here:


I've been collecting stamp sets and paper and ribbon from PTI since last year and I just love their stuff. But I haven't had the best success in my efforts with them. I drool all over the new releases each month but as soon as I get them in my hot little hands I can't figure out what to do with them and I just look at other people stuff and say I can do that but I just havent gotten quite right yet. But today I dug them out while Leigh and I were crafting and it really turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself. My card uses the gorgeous Warm Happiness set.

I wanted to make something from this great set and so I started out by taking a hot cocoa packet and then a piece of kraft cardstock and folding the paper over the cocoa packet. I went back and forth for a while on how I wanted to colors to look on the page, but finally decided on squares then I stamped the image on white PTI card stock and propped them up on foam tape. I then took a little wire and a heart punch and hooked them into the back on the mug and moved them around a little. On the front I stamped the sentiment from the Warm Happiness set and backed in cardstock and finished off with a poppy ribbon.