Saturday, October 30, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #79

Ok so I'm house and dog sitting for my parents this week and the best thing is, my mom is a papercrafter too and I get to play with all new stuff!!! Woohoo!!!

This afternoon, I needed to make a card for my sister-in-law and thanks to the fab sketch at Unscripted Sketches it came together fairly easily.

Thanks for looking...have a safe & HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone!

Heartfelt Thanks SS (SU!)
Inks: Sunflower,Chocolate, Sweet Leaf (CTMH)
CS: scraps
Textured card base(Jo-Ann)
ribbon (Elements by American Crafts)
button (CTMH)
border punch (Martha Stewart)

Friday, October 29, 2010

365 Cards # 238

Here is my take on the Sunday sketch at 365 Cards. I rotated the sketch to better accomodate my images. I love this blog, because no matter what day of the week it is, I know there is a fresh challenge waiting for me...thanks ladies! :)

Supplies used:
CS: White Daisy,Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry (CTMH)
Stickers from a Scrapbooke's Sticker-a-Day calendar
Ink: Chocolate (CTMH)
Clear Sparkles (CTMH)
White Daisy grosgrain ribbon (CTMH)
buttons from my stash
embroidery floss
'snowflake' texture plate (Fiskars)
sponge tool,corner rounder,paper piercer, sanding block

Trick or Treat!

I designed this card for The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week. We were to CASE one of the DT member's creations. Mine is based on Nicole Segnere's beautiful card. I basically copied the sketch, but edited the theme/colors. The cute mummy digi "Maeve" is a freebie I snagged @ Sj's Little Musings. I wanted to incorporate some gauze, but alas I couldn't find any in the medicine chest :( I'd better get some just in case we need it to administer first-aid or for a craft project in the future ;) For now, I settled for a bit of twill to mimic the mummy bandages.

Other challenges:

TPE (brown & orange)
The Wild Flower Patch (halloween)

Thanks for looking and Happy Halloween everyone!

Supply list:
CS: Cocoa,Colonial White,Goldrush (CTMH)
PP: from my scrap pile... originally won at a scrap bingo, so I have no idea what company makes it :)
Twill ribbon (SU!)
Seasonal Thoughts SS (CTMH)
Black ink (CTMH)
Pewter brads (CTMH)
Border punch (Fiskars)
pop-dots (MM)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm a winner @ Unscripted Sketches!

I am soooo thrilled to have won the prize for US Blog Hop for Breast Cancer Awareness/Challenge #77! Anita Be Stampin' was the sponsor and generously offered a choice of any stamp set or 3 digi images.

I chose this birthday SS. That lil cow is *udderly* adorable...sorry, I couldnt resist ;)

Visit Anita's shop to see more fabby stamps at great prices and enjoy FREE shipping(US and Canada) through Sunday, October 31st!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

***Tiddly Inks Blog Candy*** don't want to miss out on this one! I stumbled upon another awesome blog tonight and wanted to share. Tiddly Inks has the cutest digis and til November 4th they are offering up this blog candy to one lucky papercrafter. Hurry and get linked for your chance at this fab prize!!! You may also want to join their group over at PaperCraftPlanet...a new FREEBIE every Tuesday :)

Got Pie?

I just love this cute lil mouse, don't you? "Mumford" was a free digi at Two Scoops Rice Designs . Check out their blog for more adorable images.

For a jumping off point, I used a sketch from my CTMH Originals card program. The ribbon, stickers & PP inside and outside the card are from a bundle of goodies I won at a Scrapbooking Bingo a few years ago...haven't gotten around to using it until now. I distressed the edges of the CS pieces with an edge distresser and sponged with Chocolate ink. I used my paper piercer to create the faux stitching around the Garden Green mat. Also sanded it a bit. The sentiments (inside and out) are CG.

A few challenges:
Freshly Brewed Blog: Sweet Treats (pumpkin pie)
OSAAT: Anything Goes/Celebration (Thanksgiving)
365 Cards #240:I've Got it Covered(PP inside and out)

Thanks for visiting and leaving me such lovely comments :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Corner Bookmark

YAY! I got a chance to get away and papercraft with my family (Mom, Aunt and cousin) today :) I started off making this corner bookmark for the challenge @ Project Tuesday. I have never seen these before and since I LOVE books, I decided I HAD to make one. The cute lil mouse image is a "freebie" from MelJen's Designs. I colored him in using chalk, and the papers are from CTMH's Bella Level 2 Paper Pack. To embellish, I added some White Daisy grosgrain ribbon, a lavender button and some paper flowers with clear sparkle centers. The border at the the bottom was punched with a Fiskars punch.

Other fabby challenges my project qualifies for:
MelJen's Designs: Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday: Anything but a card

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

PCP Sketch Challenge

Another awesome sketch this week at PCP's Saturday Sketch Challenge. If you want to play and have a chance to be the Shooting Star this week, visit PCP here. Susanna B. has 2 beautiful sample cards to inspire you.

For my card, I chose to use a christmas tree image and sentiment from my CTMH Evergreen SS and "Jingle" PP that debuted last year. I random stamped the Juniper CS piece with a bow stamp from the CTMH Magical Season SS. I used my paper piercer to poke holes around image to create faux stitching. I embellished with Creme Brulee grosgrain ribbon, also from CTMH. The snowflake button, silver brads and embroidery floss are from my stash. I don't have any Nesties (yet) so I had to punch the scallop border on the oval by hand.

Notice I said 'yet'. I just found out this morning I was the lucky winner of some fabby candy over at US DT member, Alanna's blog, which included some Nesties. WOOT...thanks much Alanna for your generous prize!!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

If the broom fits...

...ride it! How cute is that??? LOL I received a card from a friend with this sentiment, but don't know where it came from to give credit :( I thought it was perfect for this card, though :)

Nothing makes me happier than discovering new challenge blogs...except maybe ALSO gettin a FREEBIE! This ADORABLE bear/witch digi image is a free download in October over at The Creative Cottage. Seriously *awesome* inspiration there, and blog candy is up for grabs as well, so if you haven't been, check em out!

I also have to give credit for the sketch to the talented ladies over @ Unscripted Sketches. They are having a blog hop this week for breast cancer awareness. Lots of great candy and beautiful artwork along the way, so hope ya'll find time to visit them and share some love :)

And WOO HOO I find my card is eligible for some other FABBY challenges in the blogosphere:

Pile It On: Halloween 4 Kids and at least 1 other challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Halloween ***Blog Candy Giveaway here too!!!***
One Stitch at a Time: Embellish it!
The Wild Flower Patch: Orange,Black & Green
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Halloween
Freshly Brewed: Purple & Black
Digital Tuesday Challenge: Yellow, Black & Purple

PP and CS from my scrap pile
sheer dotted black ribbon (Michaels)
clear sparkles(CTMH)
Fiskars "webbing" texture plate
Lil bat from Spooky Night SS (CTMH)
sentiment is CG

Friday, October 15, 2010

CAS Lesson 16

OMGosh, I really have to figure out a way to balance my life!

I am homeschooling my 5 year old this year and it has totally taken over...between that and ballet lessons, 3 older kids, a husband, 6 cats...well you get the picture LOL Of course I was the ONLY one in the house to get the ickies last week, DH's car is broken down AGAIN and my oven has now conked out. I will not ask "What next?" cuz it's always somethin, ya know?

BUT today is a new day, and I am playing in my craft area NO MATTER WHAT!!! :)

I thought at the very least I could make a CAS card. Thanks to Lyn over at PCP, who comes up with these AWESOME lessons and samples for 10 minute cards. This week we used a scrap piece of DP(I have TONS of scraps as I do 12 x 12 LOs and rarely use a whole sheet) for the focus then simply added a border punch strip and ribbon. Here's what I came up with. Thanks for looking :)
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