Monday, December 24, 2012

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #152
 Time to move on to other themes, and Sandy has specifically requested cards for our heroes to send to their children. Maybe this sketch would make a cute kids card, what do you think?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let's get shapely.   Join us at Just A Scrappin' weekly Challenge to make a card that is not a square or a rectangle . You can use any  theme or colors.  I used Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy Card <squar4> at 5 1/2" on pattern and <bttrfly2> layer on glitter cardstock. Using the cut made by Card I put in the blue ribbon.  By adding "Sweet" I can use this for Cards for Hospitalized Kids"
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Operation Write Home Daily Bread Designs challenge to win for our deployed troops  two boxes of gorgeous cards shipped for free!  This month the challenge is to include flowers on your card.  Here's the spring card I have.  Since cards are sent early because of the time it takes to get there and back home from the solders Valentines are done Dec. 31, and winter Jan. 10.  I'm starting on the next batch using spring for the general cards.  Check out Operation Write Home for complete details.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

CASE Study Challenge #120
This Case study showcases a gorgeous card from Windy Robinson. Her card had dry embossing with Nestabilities dies. Her card had flowers in the center but I put mine on the side of a oval cut using Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy <oval4> that I threaded a ribbon  thru the opening.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Out of our comfort zone.   Join us at  Justascrappin' weekly Challenge to make a Non traditional Christmas card, layout or 3D project (thanks to one of talented designers' for this idea).  You can use any colors but red or green.

 I love purple so that's what I used.  Starting with a purple card base at 5 1/2" I then used the Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy to cut the <circle4> at 4 1/2" and <FlurDels> at 3".

  Placed the circle onto the base, with a jumbo Zot in the Flur back I gathered the lace around it.  Using a sheer ribbon I hung the layer from the top of the circle like an ornament.  Last the "Let it Snow" sentiment and snow flasks to go with the pp in the circle. Join us at  Justascrappin' weekly Challenge!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

When I seen this color challenge Lawnscaping Challenge I just had to do it  for some reason the idea for the card popped into my head right then. Now here it is ...
The color is not as good in the photo as it really should be because for some reason the flash massed it up.  I used the kraft as the center with inking around the edges then stamped the sentiment, added red silk flowers and the gold with turquoise butterfly. Last added it all to the turquoise base.  I love it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Today I was inspired by there two challenges  since I found the print out of an Iowa farm that fit the bill.   I used a A2 card base in white then a mat in black to place the drawing for the winter picture of a Iowa barn covered in snow.  I used markers to color the barn in maroon and black to do the shadows then Crystal Stickles for the white snow.

 Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge Winter Fun 4 Kids that cards can be holiday or any winter teamed cards. 
 The Play Date Cafe 'Color Splash' Challenge  it's simply...Black & White with a 'Splash' and this time, it's a splash of MAROON.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Let's Cruise --- Join us at  Justascrappin' weekly Challenge for Nov. 29, 2012.  Make a card, LO or 3D project about Vacation or Travel. Use 3 buttons and at least 1 ribbon.  I used a Cruise Vacation from 2007!  On this LO I used Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy Tags for both embellishing and journeying. 


Using <tag2> at 2 1/2 inches I cut it out in purple added green sticker, 3 buttons and blue ribbon.

Here I used <tag3> at 3 1/2 inches in white, added the letters and button with thread for the last touch.

Join us at  Justascrappin' weekly Challenge for project about Vacation or Travel you could win some blog candy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog: Challenge #20 this time is for you to create something Christmas or winter themed!   Post for new challenges are the first and third Monday of every month.  The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:59pm MST before the next challenge is posted,  Challenge #20 due Dec. 1, 2012.   This  is the card I'm submitting
Paper Playtime Ch # 89 Theme: Anything Goes!   Ends: Thursday, Nov 29th Noon EST.  Winner (chosen by  Announced: Thursday, Nov 29th late afternoon.  Join anything goes Challenge #89 Here.
My card is for Operation Write Home a Valentine to  be mailed to them by Dec. 31.

Let's get those Turkeys gobbling.   Justascrappin' weekly Challenge! Nov. 22 Make a Thanksgiving card, layout or 3D project.  Use any color but add some lace.
 I used a free download for my turkey then cut and colored her last adding fiber eyebrows and google eyes. Added orange lace for feathers using a jumbo Zot behind her back sticking the lace into a circle.  I cut a <rctngle2> at 5 inched from Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the background on white card stock then used letters from stash to say "Give Thanks" on the title.  Join us at  Justascrappin' weekly Challenge and Let's get those Turkeys gobbling!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This week's suggested colors are ...
My card will go to Send a Smile 4 Kids at the end of the month with  all I have ready at that time for hospitalized kids.  Here's what I did using the eucalyptus paper with slate circles printed on it I applied rose colored silk flower in the centers.  Then glitter hearts in the center of the flowers.  I think I'll put "You're Awesome" on the tag in upper right.

At Send a Smile 4 Kids the theme is Anything Goes 4 Kids Challenge!

My card uses a free digie and colored by marker on a tag.  I'll be sending the card along with the others I have done at the end of this month. This blog has 3 sponsors this week giving blog candy.

Here's a Be Thankful card for Wag'n Whisker Stamps 
This well be sent to Operation Write Home as a AnyHero card with the Valentines by Dec. 31.  In side says "Thank you for your service.
I am HONORED to be represented by amazing people like you!"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 Welcome to another Justascrappin' weekly Challenge! Nov. 15th challenge Tag your it-- make a tag or a project with a tag on it.  Use any theme and add some bling.  I made a LO with tags using Cricut Art Philosophy <Tag3>at 1 inch and 3/4 inch. Also used <bttrfly2> at 2 inch and <Bttrfly2> layer at 1 1/2 inch then <Rctngle5> at 4 inch for the title.

The letters used reflect the light and I could not get a clear photo of  "Leaving Russia". Added purple Stickles to butterfly wings and bodies but can not see all of it in the photo, maybe because of the over reflection of the letters.  Join us at  Justascrappin' weekly Challenge Tag your it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Anything Goes Challenge Blog Challenge  # 80 and the theme is Stitching (Real or Faux). This card is for Cards for Hospitalized Kids since they asked for more cards for older kids this should work. Inside will say Hope You Had a Good Day

Monday, November 12, 2012

Operation Write Home Veterans Day Giveaway
Here's my red, white and blue Valentine card for the veterans day giveaway of ribbon.  I'll be sending this with the rest next month.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Operation Write Home ODBD November Challenge  This month the challenge is to dust off a rarely used tool or technique and use it on your card.   I used my Stencil Collection Pastels Chalk and brass stencils. I selected hearts for a Valentine. I added the pink ribbon that matched the color of the chalk and was happy with the way it looks.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Welcome to another Justascrappin' weekly Challenge! For the week of November 8, 2012  Lets paint the town with STRIPES  make a card, layout or 3D project using stripes.  Use any theme but use Autumn Colors.  I dug into my stash and found this striped paper, then went looking for something I have not used in a while here is what I ended up with.

    I cut a 3 x 12 inch strip of vellum, cut the edges  a decorative edges and chocked them and the edges of the small leaves. Using Vellum adhesive glued the top 1/2 inch from the left edge. Next I took a brown wire and twisted about ever 4 to 5 inches using a pencil tip until it was  as long as the page.  Using a large Zot I adhered the brown button with wire to the vellum adding leaves with small Zots to the twist down the wire.  Last using a large eyelet hole maker punch holes through both the vellum and paper about 1 inch apart and thread the ribbon then taped ends down on back.
  Using Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy cut the <circle2> at 2 inch and the  <square1> 2 1/4 inch adding Autumn to circle and placing the square for journeying.  Last the numbers for the date.  Join us for a great Autumn Stripes challenge at Justascrappin'

Saturday, November 3, 2012

This Week's Tuesday TriggerOh My Moxie Fab! Tuesday Trigger: Ready for Red
 here's my take on ready for red.  a missing you Valentine on pp form my stash once again.  The heat was cut from Cricut Cartridge Art Philosophy <heart3> layer.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Welcome to another Justascrappin' weekly Challenge for Oct. 30th  Make a card, layout or 3D project - The theme is Halloween.  Use the colors orange, purple, green and any other color you wish.  Also use ribbon. Sorry the photo looks washed out. I used Art Philosophy for the tags and Leaving Prints and TLC rub-ons for the words and stars on the side.  Offray ribbon in Regal Purple (love it).  Have a Safe and Happy Halloween! 
 Join us for this weeks challenge at Just A Scrappin'

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


The colors this week are Mint, Gold and Leather.  

I may try doing the tag again so it reads better.

The tag says "You are amazing!"

Another  Cards for Hospitalized Kids.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Create with DCWV and Win! I love the DCWV   Mariposa stack, but been saving my favorite sheets until now.  I made this  Butterflies Wall Art

I started with 6 sheet of DCWV doing 3 across and 2 down that fit on my old used frame adhering with ATG. 

 Cutting by hand the small and large pieces from pages that I had to save every time I used any of this stack I added all the extra images that I could.  Then I cut using the Cricut Expression more butterflies out of other pieces from my stash for more detail.  Using Zots 3D dots I added all the cuts across the pages as I wanted.

Supply list
 6 12 X 12 sheets of Mariposa Stack,
1 gold card stock Hobby Lobby
 adhesive: ATG, Zots 3D dots
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge Butterfly1 , Butterfly 1 layer and Butterfly 2 at 1 3/4 inch
1 old 2 pc frame

Now I have a wall of butterflies in my living room that everyone can see and enjoy even if they never craft or use the great DCWV products.  LOVE IT!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10 Minute Craft Dash #5                        This took 10 Minutes to finish!

the pink ink turned almost red on the orange and I did not have time to try something else.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Moxie Fab Paper Crafting Tips & Tricks Week: The Alphabet Stickers Challenge  
Here's a card for Cards For Hospitalized Kids that I made for this challenge.  The center is like a quilt with  "I Believe in U"  inside is "may my quilt of friendship help keep you warm!"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Play Date Cafe  Celebrates 3 Years!  
We have a trio of bold colors for this week's color story. They are Flame, Grape, and Mulberry.  I made this tag to go with another light jar with a witch that I used Cricut Art Philosophy Tag1 and tore with the mulberry and grape paper with the printout witch on.  This was easy since I had planned on sometime getting a tag made.  The colors was just perfect for Halloween!
Just A Scrappin' challenge for  Oct. 18th is ANYTHING GOES.  I have made a Thinking of You card for a lady who went back into the hospital with cancer.  Her husband has worked here at the retirement community for 20 some years and everyone knows them, they are really good people so  this one is special. I'll collect as many signatures as I can.
  I used the Art Philosophy Front Layer <stocking> at 5 1/2 inches on Best Creation Glitter timed two toned blue card stock for the center.  Layered onto blue paper from my stash using stickers from Jolee's boutique (birds) Thickers (Rockabye) and flowers on branches from stash. The blue organdy ribbon is by Jo-Ann. All  on white card stock base.  Hope you can play along with us this week at Just A Scrappin'- look for some Blog candy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Join us at Just a Scrapin' for this weeks challenge a 3D Halloween project!  Any thing you want to make any colors.  I did 2 jar lights  (I no longer do pumpkin carving) this is a modpoge with tissue paper project that I use candles outside but the small LED candles can be used esp. inside or with smaller children.  First I picked colors I wanted then what I'll put on the face of the jar. I started with a modpoge layer of tissue paper.  The orange jar is in strips and the white is done with tore chunks any size and shape.  Next the rat modpoge layered over the orange while the spiders are stickers all over the place.  I used Cricut Art Philosophy Tag 4 at 3" for the Raven/Nevermore tag hung with black and orange twine.  The spider tag is Rctngle1 with a computer gen sticker of a large spider on one side and a large corner web on the other hung with yarn.  The lids are spray painted with Liquitex professional Spray Paint Fluorescent Green.  Check out Just A Scrappin' to see what the other Design Team members made for this weeks fun project.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Val de Victorian  Moxie Fab 3 week project.
This card is for my niece Tara my Oct. birthday.  Always make her a Halloween card and wish her both a happy birthday and Halloween.  This Tuesday Trigger was instance as soon as I looked at it I knew who and what I'd do.  Never did that before. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stampendous Impressions

October Challenge – Fabulous Florals 

here  is a card I entered today for this October Challenge

This card will go to Operation Write Home by Oct. 31, 2012 Thanks for stopping by!