Saturday, August 28, 2010

PCP Sketch Challenge

Hooray...I found some time to play with the sketch over at Paper Craft Planet this morning before heading out for the dreaded back-to-school shopping. In addition to the sketch this week, we were asked to include a punch on our card. The sample made by Wendy is *awesome*! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day :)

Pattern paper: DCWV
CS: Coredinations
Boho Blossoms punch:SU!
Dainty Thoughts SS: CTMH(sentiment and stems)
Pear & Black inks: CTMH
Spring Buttons: CTMH
ribbon & hemp from my stash

Friday, August 27, 2010


There was no question what I was gonna scrapbook today. When I walked into my studio this morning, I found that my cat had made herself comfy in my Expedit shelf!!! LOL I immediately took some pics and got to work. My layout meets the criteria for the following challenges:

Sketchy Thursdays- sketch
One Stitch at a Time- say it with shapes(circles,hearts etc.)
Heart2Heart- Use mostly CTMH supplies and stitching(I faux stitched a border around the page)
Scrap & Stamp- Anything you love + a stamp( of course I LOVE mah kitteh and I used stamps to create the title and the 'You Make Me Happy' sentiment))
Pile It On- Recipe(3 pattern papers,2 stamps,7 buttons, ribbon, something clear)Gee, they really meant it this week! :)

Thanks for looking!

Life is about...

My original vision for this card sketch from Unscripted Sketches was to hand stitch daisies, but the more I worked on it, the less I liked it. Sometimes I find it's best to change an idea rather than force anything. So I ended up stamping the flowers and using ric-rac for the stems.

And I am always excited to discover new challenge blogs!!! Great things going on over at Craft Your Days Away. The challenge this week is "With Wings" so I included a pretty paper butterfly.

Thanks for looking :)

All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted*

CS: Lilac Mist, Cocoa, White Daisy, Buttercup
Life's Creation stamp set
antique copper brads
Sweet Leaf ric rac
Just Blooms paper butterfly
ribbon from my stash
Fiskars border punch

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays 8/19

So today is my 22nd wedding anniversary and I needed to make a card for my husband. This sketch featured on Sketchy Thursdays was perfect and the card came together very easily. I know it isn't masculine, but DH likes my "cutsey" cards and actually complains if I buy one instead of making him one. I def got one of the good ones! :~)

CS: Colonial White, Chocolate, Olive, Sunflower, Crystal Blue (CTMH)
silver brads
SU Boho Blossoms punch
Live Simply Cricut cartridge
Inks: Chocolate (CTMH)
Twill ribbon (CTMH)
Fiskars "Filigree" texture plate

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays 8/12

Here is my submission for Sketchy Thursdays this week. I LOVED that the sketch was for a 2 page layout. So often the sketches are only one page and don't accomodate more than a couple photos, so this was a treat :) Thanks for looking!

Pattern Paper(purchased @ Michael's)
CS: Autimn Terracotta, Sweet Leaf & White Daisy(CTMH)
White Daisy & Hollyhock buttons (CTMH)
embroidery floss
ribbon(purchased @ Michael's)
silver brads
alphabet stickers(Mrs. Grossman's)
definition sticker (Making Memories)
Fiskars border punch

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CAS Lesson 7

I am just loving the CAS lessons over at PCP. Lyn shows us how a torn strip of pattern paper, some ribbon, a tag and sentiment are all you need to make a beautiful card. This card only took 5 minutes and I am very pleased with it. If clean and simple is your style, consider joining this card group. Thanks for looking :)

Pattern Paper: Life's Journey Pansy Pad(K&Co)
CS: from my 8.5 x 11 stash
Sentiment: For Every Occassion SS (CTMH)
Tag image: Postmarked SS (CTMH)
Inks: Gypsy & Chocolate (CTMH)
hemp & ribbon from my stash

Amish Country LO

This is my submission for this week's challenge at Scrap & Stamp. We had to create a 2 page layout and use at least one stamp. This also qualifies for the Practical Scrappers ' "summer" challenge. I mean what says summer more than flowers and butterflies, right?

I used the latest CTMH how-to book, "Magic" for the sketch and the papers are from the Sweet Home Level 2 PP. The flourishes are from the Playful Flourishes SS and the little flower centers are from the Dream Big SS. The title was cut on my cricut using the All Mixed Up cartridge. A few sparkles, paper flowers, buttons and brads complete the look.

Have a great day fellow papercrafters!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Heart to Heart Sketch Challenge

More fun with flowers. As soon as I saw the sketch at Heart to Heart, I knew I was gonna use handmade flowers. These are just strips of designer paper accordian folded and glued in the center. I love the dimension on these! I made this card for my Nana, and I'm not sure how to send it in the mail??? Maybe a padded envie? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Have a great day :)

*All supplies are CTMH*

"Veranda" Creative Basics papers
Colonial White & Chocolate CS
Unity SS
Chocolate & Garden Green inks
Creme Brulee ribbon
Holiday buttons
silver brads

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

MLSB Sunday Sketch & TPE19

I combined 2 challenges to create this layout. The sketch is from My Little Sketch Blook, and the challenge this week at TPE is a recipe...buttons, punch borders and at least 2 pattern papers. Although it doesn't show well in the pic, I printed the photos on textured CS. It makes the photos appear as if they are painted on a canvas. I have been wanting to try these tissue flowers for a long time...they are so easy to make and I really love the effect! I'll def be making more of these :)

*all supplies CTMH unless noted otherwise*
Paper Pack: "Topstitch"
CS: Chocolate, Garden Green & Colonial white
Spring & clear buttons
Embroidery floss
silver brads
Alphabet Stickers(EK Success)
Fiskars border punch
ribbon from my stash

A Little Birdie Told Me

I bought these adorable "Nana's Nursery" papers in a scrap stack @ Jo-Ann's last year and have only used a couple sheets. I love all the patterns and although it's hard to see here, many of them have glitter! I think this would be an adorable announcement, dont you agree? The sentiment is from the CTMH "Dream Big" stamp set. All the lil images fit perfectly on the layered scallop. Thanks for looking :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #67

Another terrific sketch from the DT over at Unscripted Sketches...thanks ladies!

My project features more treasures found while sorting through a mountain of scraps :) These pattern papers are from a DCWV "big stack" I bought at Michaels. I am seriously determined to use what I already have and refrain from buying more. I don't want to end up on an episode of "Hoarders"! LOL

The image is from the CTMH "Merry Pursuits" stamp set. I think those elves are so darling!!! I stamped and cut a bunch of them last year for Christmas cards and just never got around to using them :(

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

Sweet or Sour?

No matter which variety you prefer, cherries are definitely IN! I spent the weekend sorting through a couple boxes of paper I have had in storage and was so surprised how much paper I actually own!!! I have vowed to make a dent in my huge stash before buying any more LOL I didn't use a sketch or anything for this one...I was just winging it! Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Little Bit of Sunshine/TPE77

This is my intertretation of The Pink Elephant Card Sketch Challenge #77. I intended to make a card with a Fall theme, but just couldn't get it to come together, so I ended up with sunshine :)

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Pack
August Word Puzzle SS
Black, Desert Sand & Honey inks
Honey, Cranberry, & Colonial White CS
Fiskars border punch
Twill ribbon
silver brads

i'm lovin' it!

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Sketch from "Reflections" how-to book
Rough & Tumble Level 2 PP
Black, Cranberry & Buttercup CS
Black brads
Cranberry, white Daisy & Buttercup buttons
Ribbon from my stash
SU Boho Blossoms punch
McD's image & title tags printed on computer

Saturday, August 7, 2010

You're a Hoot!

*All Supplies CTMH unless otherwise noted*

Sketch: Brand new "Magic" How-to book
Paper Pack: Animal Cookies
Animal Cookies Stickease border
CS: Tulip, Sunflower, Desert Sand, Clover Meadow, White Daisy
Inks; Desert Sand
Titles are computer generated
Tree and Owl are diecuts from Cricut
Flower punch(SU)
Flower brads(Making Memories)
Buttons & hemp from my stash

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bathing Beauty

Sketch: CTMH "Reflections" scrapbook program
Pattern paper: From a Spring Big Stack I bought at Michael's
CS: CTMH Bubblegum, Buttercup, White Daisy
Making Memories Alphabet Rub-ons
Offray ribbon
silver brads
CTMH clear & Buttercup buttons
CTMH hemp
CTMH paper flower
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