Thursday, October 31, 2013

Delightful Challenges Thursday

Good Morning!  Happy Halloween.  I have a fun project to share with you today that I cannot take credit for.  I just love Angie Juda - Chickn Scratch on You Tube.  And her 12 days of Halloween has been so fun to watch.  She inspired this project for this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges.

This week we're doing a color challenge - Purple & Green.  This is perfect Halloween.

I used a little wine bottle like Angie did - the wine was icky but I like the bottle!  I filled it with white chocolate candy corn M&M's which were icky, too, but soooo cute in the bottle.  My label features Candy Corn Kiddles (colored).  I also made a wrapper and decorated the cap with some Halloween paper that I've had in my stash for a pretty long time.

So easy and so much fun.  If I had liked the wine in that bottle, I probably would've made more of them.

The pre-colored image made this so easy and quick.  We'll see you over at the Digital Delights blog for all the Halloween fun.  Enjoy those trick or treaters tonight.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #222

Good Morning everyone!  Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting me today.  This week's sketch is up at TMS and it's a little similar to Jess's sketch last week - so not the intention.  But I look at it this way - now you've got a head start.

What I created to share with you today is a page that is a tribute to my sister.  October is her birth month, but she also celebrates her 6th year as a survivor!

This is one my favorite pictures of Theresa.  I had to snag this off of Facebook - she made it so small, to use it here it sort of pixelated.  But still, a beautiful woman and a beautiful page.

I used My Memories Suite software and  Just Pink Breast Cancer Awareness kit by Just So Scrappy.  I love this kit!  It's on sale for $1.99 and what a bargain.  This kit is FULL of papers and embellishments.  So pretty.  And if you use my code that's in the top right of sidebar to get the software, you'll get $10 off plus you'll receive a $10 store voucher and you can grab this kit and others with that!  What a deal.

Join us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches for some fun and inspiration.  Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Delightful Challenges Thursday

Hello!  I hope your week is going well.  It's Thursday and time for another fun challenge at Delightful Challenges featuring Digital Delights by Louby Loo digi stamps.

This week the challenge is WINGED THINGS.  So anything with wings!  I'm featuring Flying Roxster on my card.  Remember last week was the frame challenge?  I said that I loved it so much - yeah, well, I did because my card this week has a frame, too!

I love this paper, too!  Isn't it fun?!  I do hope you'll pop on over to join us this week.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #221

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday.  Today my post is combining lots of fun things today.  First of all, Tuesday Morning Sketches and then I pulled in The Stamp Doctor to join the fun and then added one of my {other} favorite challenges, Kraft Journal.

So let me share my card and then I'll tell you all about it.

So my card is pretty true to the sketch that Jessi created for us.  Jessi is also sponsoring so I used one of her beautiful hand-crocheted mats in the newest color she's offering... Kraft.  Gorgeous!

I also needed to create a card for The Stamp Doctor so why not use the beautiful (G023) Dahlia Bouquet stamp.  Instead of coloring pink, I chose a more Autumn color palette and then vintaged it up a bit.  I love the hues oranges and rusts, sitting against this beautiful deep turquoise.  The paper I am using is from My Mind's Eye All Dolled Up collection.  All the colors are from Kraft Journal's color theme challenge this week.

I do hope you enjoy my card and that it inspires you to play along with Tuesday Morning Sketches or Kraft Journal (might as well put a plug in for their challenges, too) or perhaps even to shop a little at The Stamp Doctor where you can get great stamps at a great price, awesome papers, TSD exclusive dies and Spellbinders dies.  Doctor Mechele also has a wonderful selection of accessories to finish off your cards and scrapboook pages.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Delightful Challenge Thursday

Hello everyone!  I hope you're enjoying your week.  Mine seems to be going by pretty quickly despite the hours I'm putting in.  Oh well, I'm not minding all this overtime so much, I'll have Christmas money.

This week's challenge is up at Delightful Challenges.  I really like this one.

(use a frame or mat)

Now this is pretty simple and to me sort of like an anything goes challenge because who doesn't use a mat?  So let me show you what I made with it.  Was I talking about Christmas a minute ago?

I absolutely love my card!  I am featuring Carolers Accessories Set and A Touch of Christmas Sentiments set.  My base is a white base and then I used a great piece of paper (and my last one) from the Merry Christmas collection by Echo Park.  I cut a frame from the Spellbinder Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles dies and glued the lamp post to the frame.  Then I sponged a bit of black ink (I think I need to get Black Soot Distress Ink) on the sentiment and adhered that to the card.  My final touch was a to add a hand-made poinsettia - leaves from Foliage Shapabilities and little baubles for the center.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #220

Hello!  I hope you're doing well on this lovely Tuesday morning!  I'm ready for another weekend.

This week's sketch is up at TMS and this one is by Grandma Bonnie.  I decided to create a digital scrapbook page with it using Pumpkins by our sponsor Doodle Pantry.  This was so easy to do with the My Memories Suite software and these wonderful images and digital paper.

My original idea was to create a 2nd page to the layout I shared yesterday, but I picked pumpkins - not leaves.  Oh well, this is cute, too and features one of my favorite pictures of my kids.  Sometimes I wish they were still this young.

I do hope you'll join us at TMS, we always enjoy your creations!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Deedee's Digis Fun

Good Morning!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine wasn't long enough, that's for certain.  I still got a little bit more done than I did the weekend before, but at this point I cannot wait til the holiday time so I can have some time off.

The progressive challenge is entering it's 2nd week and the cute little bulldog is gracing another one of my projects.  Again, I've used the colored image and this time on a scrapbook page.

He is the perfect embellishment for this picture of my two youngest kids when they were little.  They worked so hard raking the leaves into a big, fluffy pile to play in.  They had a ball!  This was such a fun page to put together.

I do hope you'll join the progressive challenge - they are so much fun!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

And the leaf becomes a flower....

Hello everyone!  First of all, let me apologize for my tardiness - I had a friend over yesterday evening until very late and I completely forgot to get my post ready.

So I have a card to share with you today, that you may have seen a version I made awhile ago.  I just love this flower.  It's so easy to create.  Let me show you what I made and then we'll talk about it.

So what do I mean when I say a leaf becoming a flower?  Well, using one of the leaf dies in Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilities I cut 8 petals out two different patterned papers.  Inked the edges to give it some depth.  I also punched out a 5/8" circle from a scrap piece of card stock.  Glued the bottom layer of petals to the circle and then glued on the top layer of petals.  Then I found this beautiful button in my stash, I cut the shank off and using a 3D pop dot adhered it for the flower's center.  Using the same paper pack, I also created a pinwheel base for my flower to sit on.  The base edging was created a piece of decorative paper and the border die in the Ironworks Accents die set.

This is a simple, yet elegant card and I just love it so much.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Delightful Challenge Thursday

Good Morning!  I hope your week is going well.  Mine has been busy to say the least.  But, overall, it's a good week.

This week's challenge for Delightful Challenge is a fun one.  We're stressing out....

Distressing that is!

My card features Acorn Mouse and he's so cute!  I had different visions for this card, but with time being so limited I didn't quite hit what I was aiming for.  And with my photo, it's hard to tell what I distressed. But, it's still a pretty cute card....

I aged the papers by inking all the edges and the corner piece I did actually rumple and frayed the edge, but they I put it up against an embossed base and it hid all that.

Anyway, we'll see you over at Digital Delights - I'm sure you'll do a way better job with this challenge.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #219 and Deedee's Digis

Good Morning!  I have to make my post really quick - it's actually Monday night and I have to be up early in the morning and I hardly slept a wink Sunday night.

The sketch is up on Tuesday Morning Sketches and I combined with a fun new challenge at Deedee's Digis. Please visit the blog for the details and how to snag an adorable freebie.

So here's my card.  This week's challenge is sponsored by Stamping Scrapping dot com and it's the Judged Challenge week so Jenee said we needed to play with a fancy die.  I didn't go too fancy and I used my electronic cutter to out the fun pinking sheared edge as well as the leaves and acorn in the corner.

For Deedee's Digi's this is the cute freebie you can pick up and if you play along with the challenge, you get another freebie!

I hope to see you join both challenges!  Have a great day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Delightful Challenges Thursday

Good Morning Friends,

I am so happy to be here to share another great challenge with you for Delightful Challenges.  This week we're putting on our Holiday Spirit with a new release.  So create a card or project for any winter holiday!

My card features Elf Marcie.  She's so adorable!  The sentiment is from Caroling Sentiments Set, I did print that directly on my card base.  I kept my card pretty simple by following the sketch from Unscripted Sketches.  I added a bit of texture with an embossing folder and home-made "fun flock."  My DIY fun flock is nothing more than rubbing two pieces of styrofoam together and using the shavings.  You can color it, too, with just a touch of ink from a re-inker.

Here's a close up of my home-made fun flock.

I do hope you'll join us this week for a fun challenge.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #218

Hello my friends!  I hope you're doing very well.  I guess the week is off to a pretty good start.  I am so happy that Tuesday is here because I created a card that I can't wait to share with you.  I hope you like it as much as I do....

This week's sketch at TMS is up and this one was created by Debbie.  Our sponsor is Sweet n Sassy - whoo-hoo!  Gives me a chance to play with their stamps.  My card features a sentiment from the Vintage Seed Packet stamp set, I won this set a few months ago and of course, I'm not doing it much justice by only featuring a sentiment, the whole set is gorgeous!

These papers are from a pack by My Minds Eye called Cowboy.  Never thought it could be so feminine.  I love how this turned out.  So vintage-y and so pretty.  I created the flower using Spellbinders spiral flower die and the leaves are from Spellbinders Foliage die set.

Well, I hope to see you at TMS this week playing along with us.  Have a great Tuesday.