Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Good news... plus some bling

Here's what I made for the latest Christmas Card Challenge. The challenge was to add bling and I think I accomplished it with all the glitter that is on this card!! Very fun to make. Not very fun to clean up. LOL

This is the last time I will be entering a card in their challenges. Do you want to know why?   

YUP. I'm part of the design team now!!! So the next challenge will be my first as a design team member!
Come check out all the wonderful Christmas cards over there and maybe even enter a few of your own

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sketch it Saturdays US#160

Come check out this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches. We would love to see your take on the sketch. Flip the sketch, rotate it… create a card, a scrapbook page, or anything your imagination comes up with! There is no right or wrong way, as long as you are using the Unscripted Sketch as the inspiration and basis of your creation!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Holidays. CCC #25

They have a great sketch over at Christmas Card Challenges.
And here is what I made. I love these cute little birdies 

I am entering this card here:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #159

Another Saturday and you know what that means... another great sketch at Unscripted Sketches. This week there is a piggy back challenge to use ink. You could do pen stitching details, or a stamped image or distressing, whatever your little heart desires. Make sure to stop by and see all the great creations from the design team.  http://unscriptedsketches.com/
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 I stamped the sentiment and also stamped some stitching lines

I also stamped the green background paper to add texture

Friday, May 18, 2012

Another Christmas card

I made this card with several challenges in mind. over at CCC the challenge is to use an old neglected stamp.    So I used the fence stamp that I have had for over 10 years and hardly ever used. I'm glad I found a new way to use it.  Then at DYSU the challenge is to create a landscape. Hope this qualifies as a landscape. That was a challenge :) 

Entering this card at:

Monday, May 14, 2012

Better late then never

I had a mothers day get away this weekend and am just getting back. So needless to say this post is a little late.  Here is the sketch for this week. Go check out what the design team did with it.http://unscriptedsketches.com/2012/05/unscripted-sketches-158/
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Here's what I did :)

and here is where I'm entering it;

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Last minute Mother's Day gifts

Paper crafting and up cycling are my all time faves. So for some quick gifts that would be perfect for mother's day you don't need to look to far to make these great crafts. First up is a very stylish purse. This would be a great idea to put a small gift in and there is a pocket to put a gift card in too. I found the free pattern over at http://sueneal.blogspot.com/2012/05/studio-5-mothers-day-gift-bag-purse.html . Her purses are too cute. Go check them out. It was very fun and simple to make. I have a feeling I will be making allot more of these in the future.

My second project is a necklace made from the end of a Pillsbury crescent roll  package.

I used a Tim Holtz memo pin for the top where the chain would go through I punched a hole and glued it down before I started adding  the fun stuff. You could also just punch a hole through it like a tag and add ribbon or a chain to it that way.  I used glossy accents to glue down my pieces and then filled the whole thing with glossy accents to seal it. The hardest thing was waiting for it to dry. LOL  What do you think? Fun and easy. So if you are looking for last minute gifts try these out. You'll be glad you did. :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Unscripted Sketches #157

 Another Saturday is here and a new Month as well. Time is flying by. Here is the sketch for the week.  Come and join us and see all the wonderful ideas from the fab. design team http://unscriptedsketches.com/. We love to see your creations and visit your blogs as well.
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Here is my card. I love this quote. It is by Mahatma Gandhi