October 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Miles.

Supplies: Brown and Craft Cardstock, Creative Imaginations designer paper, Stampin' UP! Birthday Wishes, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Jolee- Music button, Offray ribbon, Kaisercraft gems

October 26, 2010

Mojo Monday on a Tuesday :). I was able to spend some quality time with my craft supplies in the evening last night to put together something for this weeks Mojo Monday. Chosing between round and square, it must say something about me that I did not even think to try the round one. Does that mean I am square :) This is this week's sketch.
One thing I did try to do is mix up the paper a little, another out of my element challenge for me. I love the Wassail paper by Basic Grey, I used three different sheets from the my 6X6 paper pack then embossed green cardstock with the Holly Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Supplies: Cranberry, craft and green cardstock, Basic Grey-Wassail Paper Pad, Basic Grey Winterland stamps, Cuttlebug-Holly Embossing folder, Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, white rick rack, dress it Up- Holiday Collection buttons, Ruby Slippers Stickles.

October 20, 2010

Hello Wednesday :) well I guess we are heading into the later part of the evening but that just means I am closer to Friday.

Babies Babies everywhere, it seems everytime I turn around someone is having a little one. Welcome Carson.

I am still fighting a little with my camera to get a shot that is not too dark, the flash seems to wash the images out, so please humor me while I get that all sorted out.

Supplies: Green/blue cardstock, Designer Paper-Nana's Nursery DCWV, There She Goes clear stamps-Bit of Stardust, misc button and ribbons. Kaisercraft pearls.

October 19, 2010

Mojo Monday time...Mojo 161, yes I know it is Tuesday but I made the card last night but did not get the picture taken until today. This card was a true challenge for me, the creative juice has to be squeezed out of me, in the end the card looked simple. This is the sketch.

I used Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and Classic Ovals Large to die cut the frame for Happy Birthday, the oval was a little bigger then hoped and I need to us my little sanding block and scissors to trim it a little(which is why it is a little rough) then stamped Happy Birthday. I don’t have any tiny tags that would follow the sketch so I used a little charm. I went crazy at the bead store one day last year and found a good number of cute charms but I have not really used them.

Supplies: Sage and eggplant cardstock, Designer Paper-Basic Grey Cappella pad, Fiskars- Birthday Party, misc ribbon and charm, Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and Classic Ovals.
I attended a great event this past weekend, Stamp’in Island Style hosted by Kim Teasdale and Angela Thomas up in Nanaimo. There were some very talented ladies doing make and takes and sharing card making tidbits. I forgot half of my projects in a bag on one of the tables so I won’t be able to post. I did manage to remember to put one in my bag though so I will post that later. Thank you to the hostesses for such a great a event, I had a fabulous time.


October 13, 2010

Happy Wedneday, well I guess we are almost done with Wednesday but there is still a smidge of daylight out there.

I have been taking a Watercoloring with Tombow markers, I have a ton of markers and thought this online class would be the perfect way to learn to use them. The class is at My Creative Classroom, the instructor is Kim Teasdale. Kim makes the most amazing cards. I have been invited to Stampin' Island Style this weekend and Kim and a few other master card makers will be there, I am very excited.

So this Elegant Lilies was my assignment from last night. The image does not show it but the cream designer paper has iridescent glitter all over it and make is sparkle. I added iridescent string to the ribbon to match.

Supplies: Cream and blue cardstock, Designer paper-K&Company Florence Glitter Paper, The Artful Stamps-Elegant Lilies, Craft Essentials-ribbon, iridescent string.


October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving :). I had the best dinner last night with even better company and I did not need to cook a thing. I don't remember the last time I was not the cooking the Thanksgiving feast.

It is also Mojo Monday this is today's sketch.
It was a beautiful sunny morning but the gloomy rain clouds are moving it, I did not catch the sun in time to get the extra light for the picture of the card so it is a grainy... again. I seem to be struggling with my card shots lately.

I have glanced over this pretty designer paper (Graphic 45- Botanicabella Collection-Secret Garden) for months not knowing what to make with it, I think it almost looks Christmasy today was the day to make it work though.

Supplies: Cream and sage green cardstock, Designer paper-Graphics 45-Botanicabella Collection, A Muse-Lily, Martha Stewart Edger Arch Lattice Punch, Sizzix-Buttons Die Cut, Trim it Up-craft ribbon, Ruby Slippers-Stickles.

I am thankful for family and a wonderful life.


October 8, 2010

Creepy Crawlies, creepy creepy crawlies crawlies, I love that song. Anyhow :) this Halloween card was easy to make once I decided what I was going to do. I love Memory Box stamps, and I looked at this one a 1/2 dozen times before deciding to buy it.

Bottom layer is the same DP as the top, second layer I used my Cuttlebug Spider Web embossing folder with black cardstock. I stamped the Halloween College on the Designer paper, then added black stickles to the spider bodies. I finished it with some gold and black embroidery thread and a single spider from Jolee's spider web set.

Supplies: Cream and black cardstock, Designer Paper-Stampin' Up! Ghostly Greetings, Memory Box-Halloween collage,Cuttlebug spider web embossing folder, gold embroidery thread, Stickles-Black Diamond, Jolee's Spider.


October 7, 2010

This is exciting :). Mojo Monday was a first for me and I really enjoyed it more then expected. I usually card what comes into my head and sometime that is challenge enough, I figured I would have a hard time following someone elses challenge. It worked I did it, which surprised me as I can't ever follow a recipe when cooking so I really did not think it would be any different with card making.

I had a wonderful invite as a result, I am not silly enough to think I was singled out I am sure I am one among hundreds even thousand but hey, I am not going to complain.  This is the comment.

"Hope you don't mind me stopping by to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html"

So of course I became a follower of this site, and as you can see it is on my sidebar. I am looking forward to participating in some of the challenges, I think I may be hooked. Take a look and sign up to win.



October 4, 2010

Two posts in one day, sheesh what's going on :). Mojo Monday is something new for me, a number of the blogs I follow always mention it but alas I have never tried until... I told my sister Barb that we should try it, thinking she would say one day or maybe when you visit next. Nope my sister made a card right then and there. Check her blog :) Crazy sister, of course then I HAD to make a card.

I had all my supplies out from yesterday's cardmaking so yes I have a repeat with the Designer paper but it is so pretty.. This is the sketch for today's Mojo Monday.

This is my try at it. Sorry the image is a little dark, the is a little more cheerful in real life.

I used Spellbinders Impressabilities Flourish on the second brown layer, I used mesh ribbon which really likes to curl, there is a cute little bow in those curls somewhere.

Supplies: Craft brown and dark brown cardstock, K&Company-Brown Florals Die Cut Paper, Sizzix-Flourishes die cut, Amuse-latte pretty pearls, brown mesh ribbon.

I did not get the chance to make any cards on Saturday, I did however go throught a good portion of my Designer Paper and organize a little. I found a couple of advertisments for requests for supplies from ladies who volunteer at non-profit places. So I delivered some on Saturday and am waiting for the other lady to pick them up.

I may have not made any cards Saturday but yesterday I managed three. This is a sympathy card I made.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, K&Company-Brown Florals Die Cut Paper, Memory Box-Budding Branch, Rivercity Rubber Store-With Sympathy, Brown organdy Swirl Ribbon, Kaiser Craft Pearl Strips.



October 2, 2010

World Carding Making Day - Are you making a card today :)

Isn't this paper cute, little Bo-Bunny Goblins and crew cupcakes. I am fortunately enough to have friends with children because I love making Halloween cards. I am sure when my adult friends recieve these once there children are grown they will with think I am crazy or they will be delighted.

Either way I had fun making them. This one was quick and easy with a single layer of cardstock, I used a circle punch to cut out a creature then cut two sections of designer paper that worked well together, cover the seam with ribbon, added a brad and voila.

Supplies: Cream and orange card stock, Designer Paper-bo Bunny Boo Crew Goblins, Stampin’ Up!-Ghostly greetings, Celebrate It-Happy Halloween Ribbon, black-doodlebug sugar brad.

Have a great Saturday.