Thursday, May 27, 2010

It is time to head over to Sew Many Challenges to see all the fabulous dt cards and to find out what the challenge is. It is also release week so there is a fun blog hop going on right now! Be sure to hop along and see all the fabulous images. This time they updates of older images!

I got to play with Morty with Candles. Isn't he the cutest? He is one of my favs. I know, I know I say that every week. But I just love them all so! You will be able to purchase Morty at the Sew Many Cards store!

it works for these challenges...One Stop Craft (birthstones, mine is blue topaz), A Spoonful of Sugar (celebrations), Papertake Weekly (sketch), Whoopsi Daisy(as you like it),
supplies: DCWV pp, Bazzill cs, Q&Co brads, Sew Many Cards digi image, Martha Stewart stamp, diecut, prisma pencils, markers, ribbon, diecuts, raindrops, Making Memories ink

Now hurry over to Sew Many Challenges to see all the images and to play along!

I just wanted to share a little something that Patrick did. I was the VP of the PTO this year and we just had our last PTO meeting Monday. Well the principal decided she wanted to do something for all the officers. So she had each of our kiddos write us a note and she framed it with a photo of our child writing the note at the new tables we purchased with some of the funds this year. Our school was lucky enough to get a stimulus fund for new computers for the computer lab and enough for each classroom, but we needed new tables for them to go on. So the PTO purchased tables and chairs for all the classes, well almost. We got PreK-2nd purchased next year we will work on 3rd grades!

Here is his sweet note, framed and a box of chocolates, that they gave each of us. It was so sweet and very unexpected!

Now I am off to bed, because it has been along couple of days with preparing for our aunts wedding tomorrow. And I will be up early tomorrow and at it again! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CAS-tastic Wedensday

I am a little late getting my card up today. Sorry about that! I am missing a day apparently, because I have been thinking it was Tuesday all morning.

This week at CAS-tastic Wednesday we want to see a touch of green. Easy enough right? Be sure to head over to the CAS-tastic blog to see what all the dt did for this one and to find out what the fabo prize is!!!

Here is my touch of green card! There is no muss no fuss with this one. But then there never is with my guy I hope you will play along with us!
supplies: Bazzill cs, Little Yellow Bicycle pp, Tim Holtz stamp, clear sentiment sticker unknown, twine, stazon ink, distress ink

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I don't know about you but I am glad this week is over! You know what today is then? A new challenge at Scrap and Stamp and at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle!

This week at Scrap and Stamp we want to see a birthday layout with at least one stamp used! I did a 2 pager, it seems like it has been forever since I have. Patrick had a request that it not have cupcakes and Since when did he become so opinionated about my pages at least? Our sponsor this week is MelJen's Designs. Be sure to go and check out the design teams work some of them worked with a couple of MelJen's cute!

My stamping is inside the chipboard circle (clock) and a journaling block hidden behind the photo.
I don't know what is going with blogger tonight. I just can't get this photo to turn the correct way. At least you can get the idea of the stamping with this wonky I still have to add the journaling.
At Stamp, Scrap and Doodle we have a fabulous sketch for your by our very own Nicole and Polly crafts is our sponsor this week. I have a card but bad ol' me. I have already given it away without getting a pic of it. I can't believe I did So I am going to see if she will take one for me. But for now head over to the Stamp, Scrap and Doodle blog to see what the design team did, some of them are working with Pollycraft images!

Sorry there are no links in the post but it is not cooperating with me tonight. I will try and fix them in the morning.

Friday, May 21, 2010

You know what today is? Time for another challenge at Sew Many Challenges! This week Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring us and the winner will receive 7 digis of their choice from Bugaboo!

I needed a little cheerup card for a friend of mine. I had colored up the Heart Flowers image awhile back and finally decided how to use it! You can find it at the Sew Many Cards store! The challenge this week is anything goes!

I popped the oval up as well as the flower for some added dimension. I added glossy accent to the entire flower for a little extra shine, a mix of Primas, ribbon and a few punched branches and voila I was done!

and a little closeup...

supplies: Recollections cs, Pink Martini pp, Sew Many Cards digi image, Three Bugs in a Rug rubon, ribbon, glossy accent, sharpie, Prisma pencils, OMS, Primas, Martha Stewart punch, popdots

Be sure to head over to Sew Many Challenges to see what everyone else did with the challenge and to grab this weeks freebie, it is super cute!

it works for these challenges too... ABC (unused stash) I have had these papers forever and haven't used them, Papertake Weekly (flowers), A Spoonful of Sugar (cute and girly), Whoopsi Daisy (as you like it), Your Next Stamp (cut it out and pop it up)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I worked some this morning and when I got home all I wanted to do was be lazy so instead I decided to spend a little time in my craft room. It has been a few days.

First I pulled out this adorable image from Sew Many Cards, that I had colored up a couple of weeks ago. It is called Fawn Fishing, it also comes with several sentiments. I used my studio g stamps for the sentiment though, and I didn't take great care in lining them up. Sometimes I like it that
I wanted a cute card to send to one of my guy cousins that I haven't seen or talked to recently. We were always so close growing up and now we are far apart and rarely get to see each other. So I want him to know I was thinking of him.
supplies: Bazzill cs, My Minds Eye pp, Making Memories brads, Sew Many Cards digi image, Studio G stamps, Big Bite, sharpie, stazon ink, prisma color pencils, OMS

it works for these challenges...KL Stampin (animals), The Pink Elephant (sketch), Secret Saturday (metal), Creative Belli (hole punch and old stash), Rosie Dee (easel), Creative Cottage (one for the boys), Cards for Men (outdoors)

I also played with my other image from Busy Beauties Boutique today! I kept it real CAS, punched a hole out of the front and simply added a piece of red cardstock inside the card with the image inside the window. I colored the little image with my Sakura glitter and glaze pens. I love coloring with I added a scrap of pp, ribbon, flowers and a couple of charms.
supplies: Recollections and Bazzill cs, GCD Studios pp, Prima flowers, Busy Beauties Boutique digi image, Studio G stamps, Cosmo Cricket ribbon, stazon ink, charms, Martha Stewart border punch, CM circle cutter, Sakura pens

this one works for these....Little Red Wagon (put a window in it), Cute Card Thur(someone special), Cupcake Crafts (blooms and charm), Creative Belli (hole punch and old stash), ABC (unused stash), Papertake Weekly (flowers), KL Stampin(animals)

So what did you all do today?? Sadly tomorrow I have to go grocery shopping. I always dread
You still have time to play along at CAS-tastic Wed (one layer cards), Scrap and Stamp Saturday (ribbon on your layout), Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday (masculine), and Sew Many Challenges (easel)!!

CAS-tastic Wedensday

It is time for another challenge at CAS-tastic Wed. Yeah!! I always love clean and simple cards! This week is to make a one layer card! I hadn't really thought about it that much before but I tend to always layer even on my CAS cards!

I decided to make a set of 4x4 cards. One of the houses next to us has just sold so I will be adding these to a little goodie basket to give to the new owners when they move in.

I plan to just tie a pretty bow around the cards, add some cookies, and maybe a plant or something to the basket.

I used the same stamp set on all of the cards. 3 have sentiments, 3 don't. I figured this way they could be used for anything. I embossed everything with black and added a black gem on the eyes, a little faux stitiching and thats it!

supplies: unknown cs, Studio G rubber stamp, Stampendous embossing powder, Q&Co gems, sharpie
We have a fabulous sponsor, Busy Beauties, this week. Be sure to check out the Busy Beauties site! They have some adorable images! The design team got some to use. Since I had my cards already done, I have also made a card with the Busy Beauties image too!

I added a little stickles to the bubbles. On the inside I added the same duck just alot smaller and another rubon from the same set that I used on the front.
supplies: Recollections cs, Paperbilities rubons, Busy Beauties Boutique digi image, ribbon, prisma pencils, stickles
it also works for KL Stampin (animals), Cute Card Thur (someone special), Bee Crafty (something new), Crafty Cardmakers (inside out), The Crazy Challenge (something new)

Come on over and play along with us at CAS-tastic!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This will be a quick post because I have to head out soon. It is time for a new challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle today. We have Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs sposnoring us again. I just love her images, so cute! The challenge is to do a masculine card. This little surfer dude is one of hers "surfer tommy." I colored the surfboard twice and poped one up and added glossy accents to make the board shiny. Afterall I have never seen one that wasn' I lightly colored the sky and sand but I am noticing that it all looks washed out in the photo. I guess thats what happens when you take it inside at night. I will try to get a better one when I get home today. The inside simply says Parte' since I used the double sided pp it has a beautiful light blue pattern to it. I will be using this for a friends preteen sons bday that is coming up.

It also works for Dare U 2 DigiStamp (anything goes), Shelly's Images (anything goes), Whoopsi Daisy (as you like it), One Stop Craft (summer breeze), Our Creative Corner (masculine bday), Allsorts (birthday), Cute Card Thur (someone special), ABC (u is for unused stash),

supplies: Crate Paper pp and diecuts, Fresh Brewed Designs digi image, prisma pencils, OMS, Colorbox ink, glossy accents, brads

Of course this means it is time for a new one at Scrap and Stamp too! We want to see ribbon on your layout with at least one stamp this week. Easy enough right? Our sponsor is the wondeful Alota Rubber Stamps. This is our sweet Smokey, some of the last pictures I got of him. He loved to sleep in the dryer. If you ever messed up and left the door open, even just to turn around and grab something, he would be in it. Empty or full, hot or cold, wet or dry he didn't It drove me crazy at the time but I kinda miss it now that he is gone.

it works here too...Praire Fairy (flowers)

supplies: Bazzill cs, Kaiser Kraft pp, American Craft thickers, Offray ribbon, Basic Grey buttons, Grungeboard, Colorbox ink, twine, Shakura gel pen, sharpie, Heidi Grace stamp, Rita Marie tiny alpha stickers

I hope you will join us. Be sure to check the SSDS and SSS blog to see what all the DT did! There is a freebie on one of the SSDS designers blog.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It is time for another Sew Many Cards challenge! I had fun with this weeks challenge, to make an easel card. I am loving them lately!

Our sponsor this week is Soft Pencil! Be sure to check out the Soft Pencil store and blog to see all the fabulous images!

Here is a little bit from the creator!

"Hello everyone! my name is Elizabeth Pujalka and I´m the illustrator and designer behind Softpencil - Digital Stamps, home of Michu and his lovely friends, where you can find cute illustrations for your crafting needs.
My illustrations are a homage to the Nature and their creatures, where a sweet child, a simple flower or a fragile animal become protagonists.I invite you to know my whimsical world plenty of gorgeous characters and to enjoy creating with them!"

I used the super cute Oliver the Scholar image! I just love him! It is hard to believe my little guy is graduating from kindergarten soon! He only has a few weeks of school left which is great and kinda not all at the same
But back to my card for today...hee hee! I printed Oliver out at about 5x7 on heavy cardstock. Colored him up with a couple of shades of blue. I kept the embellies simple with a few glittery chipboard stars. The sentiment is a clear sticker that I got in a rak so I don't know who it is by.

supplies: Bazzill cs, Inique Boutique pp, Scrapworks chipboard, Sew Many Cards digi image, sharpie, unknown sticker, Prisma pencils and OMS

I hope you will stop by and play with us at Sew Many Challenges the winner will receive a $15 gift certificate from Soft Pencil! Be sure to head over and see the rest of the design teams cards too!

it also works for these challenges....Dare U 2 DigiStamp (anything goes), Stamp Something (celebrate something), Pixie Dust Studio (cut it out), Shelly's Images (anything goes), Creative Craft World (easel card), The Creative Cottage (fancy fold), Whoopsi Daisy (as you like it), AiFactory (celebration and sparkle) my stars sparkle

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CAS-tastic Wedensday

It is time for another challenge at CAS-tastic! We are half way through the week already. Where is it going?
This week the challenge is to go round and round! Just use circles some how on a clean and simle card!

This card was super fast to make because it is just front and back from one sheet of paper, plus a few other circles that I already had cut from a previous project. I love the purple metallic of the solid side!

supplies: Recollections cs, GCD Stuidos pp, Making Memories brad, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dreams stamp, sharpie, stazon ink, CM circle cutter

Come on over to CAS-tastic and play along with us. What are you waiting for???? LOL!

it also works for Papertake Weekly (shiny, sparkly and special)

Monday, May 10, 2010

I got a little chance to play in my craft room today! Yeah! We have had company this weekend, which was so nice! We haven't had a chance to spend alot of time with them. But it was nice to craft for a bit while they were gone fishing.

I used the so sweet image Baby on the Moon from Sew Many Cards! I used some papers I have had forever! The 3 layers of at the bottom I curled up a little bit to give it a little depth.

supplies: Sew Many Cards digi image, DCWV pp, Recollections cs, Martha Stewart punch, ribbon, buttons, embrodery floss, prismacolor pencils, OMS

it works for these challenges....Cupcake Crafts (buttons), Everybody Art (pastels), KL Stampin (1ribbon, 2pp, 3embellies), The Pink Elephant (yellow, pp, buttons), 2 Sketches 4 You (sketch), Pile it On (cute & cuddly), Secret Crafter Saturday (1image, 2pp, 3embellies), Bee Crafty (something new)

I haven't added the sentiment yet because I couldn't decide which one I wanted to So I will stamp it in before I use it!

I also made a wedding card..I don't do many of I used this yummy lace from Stamp and Create! It is so gorgeous! I used the same paper (front and back) for the butterflies. I doubled them up and lifted the wings on the top ones, with some pearl centers.

it works for these...One Stop Craft (wedding wishes), Sir Stampalot (butterflies & blossoms), Charisma Cardz (wedding), Our Creative Corner (sketch), Simon Says (wedding), Our Creative Corner (anniversary, mine is based on the 3rd with the pearls)

supplies: Recollections cs, GCD Studios pp, Martha Stewart punches, Prima flowers, Stamp and Create lace, Recollection and Martha Stewart pearls, My Sentiments Exactly stamp, Making Memories and Colorbok ink

I just realized I forgot to ink the edges of the paper on the inside...oops. I will have to go back and do that!
So what did you do today? I will be working tomorrow for a little while and then laundry. I hate laundry!!

You still have time to play along with this weeks challenge at Sew Many Cards! Be sure to head over there to play along!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Scrap and Stamp Saturday reveal

It is hard to believe that another week is gone. But I am sure glad that it is the weekend, it has been a long week!
We have a fabulous sketch for you at Scrap and Stamp this week, be sure to go over to see it! Here is my take on it. I have been trying to get these photos scrapped since Christmas but just haven't been feeling it until I saw this sketch!
Patrick got an air rocket for Christmas. We spent Christmas Eve evening out in the drizzling freezing rain to play with it! It was such fun though!

supplies: Bazzill cs, Inique Boutique pp, chipboard and felt, Making Memories espresso ink, Studio G alpha stamps, American Crafts thickers, Doodlebug alpha stickers, colorbox ink, sakura red glitter gel pen

Here are a couple of closeups...

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day and get to spend it with your families! Be sure not to spend the whole day in the!
Be sure to stop by the Scrap and Stamp blog to see the sketch and to find out what the prize is!
Be sure to go to Stamp, Scrap and Doodle to see all the beauiful projects and what you could win! The challenge this week is to do anything but a card. I was working on mine but my printer ran out of ink so I will be finishing it up this weekend after a trip to Walmart!
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sew Many Cards challenge 13

I am sorry that I have been so quite this week. I have been in training all day, every day this week. Then on top of that I have been having internet issues. ugh... That being said this will be a quick post in case it decides to boot me

It is time for a new challenge at Sew Many Cards! This week Stitchy Stamps is our sponsor. The winner will get 3 digis of their choice! So we hope you will play along with us!
This weeks challenge is to do anything Christmas! Easy enough and it will be here before we know it at this We will be having a Christmas Party for the kiddos and I wanted an invite that will be fun and easy to reproduce. The December Candy image from Sew Many Cards is perfect for this! I printed it out twice, once on red and once on green cardstock. Then I simply cut out the red one. I managed to cut it all in one piece so I didn't even have to remember where the pieces went! I cut the little patch out of the green cardstock before I adhered the red one.
For the inside I just used my CM circle cutter to cut a circle card, then attached to the backside of my candy. Once I decide on all of the deets for the party I will just print it out, cut and attach. Easy Peesy and easily reproducible!
supplies: Recollections cardstock
We hope you will get a chance to play along with us and get a head start on those Christmas cards, gifts and projects!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Today is the first official challenge at CAS-tastic Wednesday! I am so excited to be a part of this fun team! I love layers and lots of embellies as much as the next person but sometimes you just want fast, clean and simple! Thats what we are about at CAS-tastic, clean and simple! We hope you will join us!

The challenge this week is birthdays! Our sponsor Wild Flower Patch, offered the design team images to use. I chose the birthday sentiments. I wanted my sentiment directly on my paper so instead of trying to get it lined up where I wanted it to be printed at, I turned it into a rubon. Easier for me I get really iritated with my print

It is easy to turn a digi image into a rubon. Just make sure you use the mirror image setting if it has wording and print on the shinny side of a transparency. Once it is printed just rub. It takes a little more pressure but it works!

supplies: Recollections cs, Inique Boutique pp, Paper Salon ribbon, Wild Flower Patch digi stamp, button, embrodery floss

We hope you will play along with us this week. Be sure to stop by the CAS-tastic blog to see what my fellow team mates did!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SSDS and SSS challenge a little bit late!!!

This week I am a little bit late getting my projects up! I went to an all day crop yesterday and forgot to post before I left...oops! But it was worth it, I had a great time and it has been wayyyy to long since I have been able to go to a crop. But I can't share any of I got 8 pages done (2doubles), a set of cards, gift item and 6 cards, but they are all for dt assignments during the next I will be going back to work part time next with, another part of the census, so I wanted to get ahead!

Before I get to the pages I have to share. Nick took Patrick fishing while I was gone. They had a great time and they saw several gators. Which he loved!! Nick said the gator was about 15ft from the boat and that Patrick grabbed the net. When he asked him why, Patrick said "because I am going to catch him so I can get a better look!" Only a I don't know what he thought he would do with a 4 1/2 foot gator!

This week at Scrap and Stamp the challenge is to do a summer layout or use summer colors with stamping. I knew I wanted to do these pics of Patrick learning to swim last summer. He pretty much taught himself and was so proud!! As were we! The only that I am looking at the page the colors don't look really summery, but they do look fresh and clean.

supplies: Bazzill cs, Making Memories stickers and pp, Tim Holtz stamp, Robins Nest dew drops, Paper Salon ribbon, sharpie, colorbox ink

Now onto our Stamp, Scrap and Doodle challenge. We want to see an easel card! I also kept it simple. I left one kitty white and the other is a light grey. After coloring the grass I added a little bit of green with the gel pen for something extra.

supplies: Pebbles Inc pp, Prima flowers, Miss Elizabeth rubon, Recollections pearls, Digi Stamp Character image, Prizmacolor pencils, sakura gel pen, Martha Stuart punch

it also works for the following challenges...

Stamp Simply (3D flowers), Spoonful of Sugar (3D), Creative Card Crew (April showers equals may flowers), Daring Cardmakers (easel), Dutch Dare (easel and repeated the pearls), Secret Crafters Sat (friendship)

I hope you will join us at both Scrap and Stamp & at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle. Be sure to stop by and see what the prizes are this week and what the design teams came up with!

Have a great night!