Friday, October 31, 2008

Masculine Challenge

I did not end up with a lot of time to play today, so this is what I came up with at 9:30 tonight. Very easy, but I love the way it looks!!! Hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween :)

Don't forget to stop by Angel's blog for the info on how to play along, and today she posted all the goodies that you can win so far!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Today's card is based on another sketch challenge issued by Angel for her birthday celebration! If you have not played along yet, don't worry....just do what you can. I just took some more of my dp from last year, a tag in vanilla and stamped some of my new hostess stamps onto it. Very simple card, love this layout!

These are some more nugget boxes(click on them to see them larger) that I made for the girls' teachers for tomorrow. I also need to get a candy bar for the bus driver to go along with the card I have for him. We love our bus driver and teachers and want to let them know that we appreciate them!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Color challenge

Today was another color challenge, much easier than last time ;) I just got the new xmas paper from BG over the weekend and it worked great for the challenge of Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Real Red (Riding Hood Red for me) and Kraft. This paper is actually a bunch of triangles that you can cut out for trees, how perfect is that?! I really like the way it ended up!

This second item is a challenge I did for the ELE design team I am on, we were supposed to use something we would throw away and make something out of it. I chose a CD case, since most of my music is on itunes or my ipod I do not use them as much and had a stack sitting there. I took out the black part that holds the disc and turned it into a picture frame for hubby's desk. I LOVE how it turned out, exactly as I had planned....that never happens to me!!!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sketch 5

Hello again, I am so happy that I have been able to stay caught up on both the challenges and my blog for a few days at least! Today was another sketch and I will probably use it again on a scrapbook page as it is a great layout. I again used some of my dp from last year and the Take Three stamp set (love that set) I used the scallop border punch to create the focal point and the bottom of the card. I made this card 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.... not sure that I love how this turned out, but I do like it and will gladly use it this holiday season!

Thanks for checking in and I do hope that you will join in the fun over at Angel's blog!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Here are my bookmarks, the first one is for my oldest daughter! I just finished the second one for my youngest who loves purple. I was going to make them similar, but found these stickers and decided to go with them instead. I used a brad in the ribbon on top to help keep it together, I am going to add another piece of paper on the back to make it sturdier and that will cover up my brad as well. The bookmark might seem a bit big to most people, but with my needs to be, much harder to lose that way ;)

Thanks for looking, check back again tomorrow to see what else Angel has challenged me with! Hey, better yet, check out her blog and play along...only 10 more days!!!!

Catching up!

This post has a few pictures to it as the title states, I am catching up on Angel's challenges. The cool thing is that once I get my bookmark posted in a few minutes, I will be caught up and can get extra chances to win all the goodies!!!

This first card is a color challenge....pretty in pink, old olive, bashful blue and real, kind of tough! But when I was looking through my papers I came across this BG Figgy Pudding paper that had most of the colors, so I just put in on the pink card and added some more red and green to finish it off. At first I was not so sure of it, but it grew on me and now I love it!

The second card is from a sketch, it still seems a bit busy for me, but has grown on me. I thought it would work nicely for a masculine birthday card and hubby agrees with me (so that always makes me feel better) Again I am using a lot of papers from last year, can't buy anymore until I use some of them up ;)

I really liked this challenge, it was ANYTHING Christmas and I had something in mind I wanted to try, so what better time? I thought that a pop up card with a picture on it would be a great xmas card to send out, but since I had never made a pop up card I needed to try one first. I realize that it is hard to read the words on the paper, should have stamped them in either black or white....but it was my first attempt, and these are so fun that I will be making more!

This card was another sketch, and can I tell you that I just love the way it turned out!!! Very simple layout and I LOVE these new stamps I got...both are hostess sets :)

Another fun challenge was something made with only scraps....pretty easy for me as I have a ton of scraps from over 12 years of crafting (not that many of my first scraps are still around, I just have a hard time throwing paper away...) Again, more dp from SU last year and I had the scallop circles sitting in there too, I just put a vellum scallop on top of the white so it was not too bright. I added some eyelets from ELE and a Christmas stamp, and there you have it...another xmas card done!

This card is based off another sketch....this card is my favorite by far!!!! I found this great paper at my LSS and I had to take 2 pics so you could see some of the glitter on the black paper (so sparkly!) A very simple card to make with the sketch, I will make more using all of these sketches I am sure!

Thanks for looking and I will post my book mark in a few minutes, so make sure to check that one out too!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

3D Nugget Box

I LOVE making these little treat boxes! They are so easy and everyone loves to get the truffles inside :) My youngest is having a Legally Blond themed birthday party in November, so we are working on invites and party favors.....these might even work with lip gloss inside too (glad I thought of that!) So needless to say, all of the stuff MUST be some shade of pink....her signature color! Tomorrow I will share the invites that we have come up with, they are so cute, I am sure her friends will love them!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Open House cards

Only a week late, but here are my cards I had for my guests to make at my open house on Wednesday! I had a good turn out and we all had a great time together. I forgot how much fun it is to teach someone how to stamp, such a rush!!!

These cards turned out great, even though I was not sure of the second one right away. The first card is based on a card I saw on Splitcoast (THANK YOU) and I came up with the second one after staring at all the pieces for awhile. For the first card I used Chocolate Chip cs, More Mustard cs and Whisper White cs and then Close to Cocoa and More Mustard markers and some Chocolate Chip ribbon (from a ribbon share I did a couple of years ago) The second card is Basic Gray, Whisper White and Bashful Blue cs and white, gray and versa mark inks along with some white ep for the snowflakes, I finished it off with some of my old organdy ribbon....mostly because I have way too much of it!

Thanks for looking and I hope to get a few more things done in advance for some upcoming classes and will try to post them soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I have been mia for the last week, but did get a chance to be creative over the weekend. I am just getting my camera to work for me again and then I will post what I have been up to. Next Wednesday is my Open House for Stampin Up, so I need to get a few things done for that. I have some good ideas, just need to get them done and ready for others to make.

Thanks for checking in and hopefully Thursday I will have some pics on here!