Monday, December 13, 2010

Blog Award Time

I feel so honored to have received my first blog award! I have been posting away the week or so and I have really enjoyed making my Christmas cards and entering them in challenges! So, I want to thank Kristi at Kristi's Paper Creations for taking the time to honor me with an award! She is very talented and is sharing some beautifuil Christmas cards! Head over and check them out!

In order to accept this award, I have to answer 3 questions:

Share three unknown things about myself:

1. I don't like horror movies at all!
2. I recently began drinking Classic Coke... This is a BAD thing! lol!
3. When we have kids, I want a girl mainly for the clothes and scrapbooking. I fear that I wont be able to have the same enjoyment scrapbooking for a boy... Masculine stuff is soooo hard to find! Really!
I also have to pass this award onto 5 bloggers: Here they are in no particular order:
1. Angi @ Cokie Pop Paper Boutique
2. Beth @ Runs With Scraps
3. Kristina @ Kristina's World
4. Regan @ Emora Designs
5. Jennie @ The Kammerer Family
#1-4 are excellent scrappers and have some wonderful creations on their blogs and #5 is my cousin who updates her blog with some super cute pictures of my little cousin!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic monday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Get Sketchy #68: Warning more Echo Park...

It's time again, for another Christmas card! I have to stop making these! But they are so addicting! I bought some Making Memories paper this morning at Target... Oops... But I am hoping to create a banner for Christmas!

Get Sketchy posted their new sketch and I just had to use it!

Here is the sketch!

Here is my card!
I like it, very monochromatic and kid like with the cute little santa and the pop of green in the sentiment! I chalked everything using my "Rouge" cat eye!



I am getting so close to having my cards finished. I probably need about 3 more! I found a great sketch from Cardabilities and thought I could use my Celebrate with Floruish and Storybook Cartridges! I think it turned out cute!

Here is the sketch!

Here is my card!
I like that I could use the patterned paper for the sentiment, and I didn't need to stamp or cut out any letters! Once again, loving my Echo Park paper pack! Have a wonderful sunday!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Mojo Monday #168

This is the first week of the month and Mojo Monday is doing their monthly contest. I really enjoy using their sketches, although most times I don't link up my sketch in time. But I just had to do this one!

Here is the sketch...

Here is my card!
Kind of non-traditional colors. I used Basic Grey's Jovial line which has some excellent prints like these ornaments! I matted both of the patterned papers with some good ol' Bazzill and the American Crafts ribbon is perfect! I have used it several times for my Christmas cards! :D

Get Sketchy #67

Happy Friday to all!

First up, is a great sketch from Get Sketchy!
Here is my take on the sketch, once again... I am using my Echo Park paper! I am so glad that I found this line! It is excellent! The colors are so bright and cheery!
I love it. The lime green just pops! What do you think? I also used my banner punch to create my lil' trees! And can't forget the pop dots that I used to add some dimension!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #23

Hey there,
It's Thursday! Yay! And another challenge is happening at Papercraft Star! Have you submitted your project for this challenge? It's a great challenge!

Green Holidays

  • Create an altered holiday gift, card or scrapbook layout using recycled or repurposed items you already have on hand.

I was a little reluctant mainly because I wasn't sure what I could recycle, but today I received these cheap mini popcorn bucket as a Secret Santa gift at school, and I had no idea what I was going to do with them. But then, I had a revelation! Seriously! I would use them for a gift "Box/Bag"!

I was so excited about how it turned out that I had to post even if I didn't have the best lighting! If I have time later, maybe I can post a better picture!

Don't worry, I put patterened paper on all four sides! Aren't these snowmen adorable!? This is more of my Echo Park paper that I absolutely love, using some ribbon from good ol' michael's and Hobby Lobby.
I also used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make my pinwheel like what Liz showed us in the tutorial today! They are so much fun. Try a border punch and see who you like it! :D

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #93

Good afternoon,
3 posts in one week. I am on a roll! I am getting some serious crafting done. Later today I am attending a party for my neighbor's 2 year old daughter! So, after making the invitations and creating a banner for today, I had to top it off with a birthday card! I am loving cards at the moment, and Card Patterns has another great sketch! I decided to pull out my embossing stuff for this one!

Here is the sketch!

And I decided to turn the sketch and make the center square smaller so the tied ribbon could fit!

This collection from Basic Grey is super cute and once again, I am trying to reach for stuff that I already have!

Here is my card. The size for mine is 5x5. The embossing power is American Crafts, and I used my fiskars bordar punch!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Card-The Paper Variety and Card Patterns

Well, two posts in one week! That's pretty good for me! I am so busy with school and coaching that I rarely get to post more than once a week here! But I have been creating several Christmas cards and I found a great sketch at Card Patterns!
Cute, Huh!?

Well, here is my card!

I am seriously in love with this collection from Echo Park! Love the non-traditional colors! And I was able to use my Cricut! Which is something else I am trying to use more of! Especially since I bought three new Cricut Lite cartridges. This one features Storybook (one of my all time favs) and Celebrate with Flourish! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and you have some crafting time! I know I do! It's a friday and no game and tomorrow is Saturday with no tournament! Woo Hoo!!

I am also entering this challenge at The Paper Variety! They have a great challenge! Check it out!
I chose the three going up and down on the far right! Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #23

Hey Everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful week so far! Eventhough, I am no longer on the Design Team at Papercraft Star, I am super excited about joining on the challenges! This week the challenge is a Tag Recipe!

Here are the details:

Create a Holiday Gift Tag Using...
Patterned Paper
Stamp and/or Die Cut (Cricut or Other)
Ribbon or Twine
Gems or Pearls

Here is what I created!
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Cricut Die Cut: Tag-Plantin Schoolbook, "Merry Christmas"- Simply Sweet
Ribbon-Green and Pink-Michaels
Bling:Bo Bunny

I am doing a Secret Santa at my school and I can't wait to attach this to a gift! Have a great Friday! I know I will, no basketball game until next Tuesday! YAY! :D

I am also entering this at Our Creative Corner, and Fantabulous Cricut!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bo Bunny Noel Christmas Cards

I have been working on Christmas cards and I have fallen in love with Bo Bunny's Noel Collection, very antique/shabby chic... I love it! The colors are fabulous and very rich! I have also began to emboss and it is a blast! Let me go ahead and share them with you.
The card above features embossing. Love it!

This one is features a Unity Stamp, which is the perfect size, and also some Kraft Paper!

I love the damask pattern in the maroon paper, as well as the green banner.

All patterened paper is Bo Bunny, and the card stock is bazzill! Enjoy! and have a fantastic week!


And the winner is....

My Lil' Bits. Email me your address and I will get your paper and ribbon on your way! ( Congrats!

I am so excited by all the new followers and comments that I was able to read through out the week! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to get some Christmas shopping done! I was able to get a few things for myself. One nice thing about not having kids yet, is that I can still spoil myself! he he! Enjoy and check back soon for some Christmas cards I have been working on!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Welcome to the First Annual Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Blog Hop Week sponsored by My Favorite Things. I am so glad you have made it to my blog on the hop! Our Designers have come together to celebrate this special holiday by creating projects inspired by Thanksgiving and all that we are thankful for in our lives, including you! I love reading your wonderful comments, and everyone is so inspiring!

We are so happy you could join us for this special event! You should have arrived to my blog from the absolutely wonderful Beth, if that is not where you arrived from, then please join us at Papercraft Star to start the hop from the beginning so you don't miss a thing! You must be a follower of Papercraft Star, visit all the blogs and comment in order to be entered to win our fantastic Grand Prize!

During this special week of Thanksgiving we hope that you'll find a wealth of inspiration among the beautiful projects our Designers have created especially for you! To add to the fun, we've got fabulous prizes along the way at many of our Designer's blogs and you'll be entered to win our fantastic $25.00 Gift Certificate by our generous sponsor My Favorite Things, if you visit every blog and leave a comment with all of our Designers! You have until midnight (Eastern Time) on Saturday November 27, 2010 to leave all your comments and be entered to win the Grand Prize. We'll draw the winners of the prizes and announce them beginning Sunday November 28, 2010.

Well, I am so excited to share with you my project and blog candy for this hop!
I am trying my best to use scraps and other items that I already have to save on costs for the holiday season.
A long time ago, I received this free Bo Bunny paper pack from Archiver's! This was a perfect chance to use the Delilah collection from this paper pack! I wanted to create a card saying Thank you to everyone for their support with comments and to my husband for never questioning my love of paper crafting!

And now for my blog candy for this blog hop! I found this at Archiver's and I absolutely love it! It's Imaginisce's Christmas Cottage! Such fun and bright colors. I also have several cardstock sheets I will be sending your way and two spools of light green and pink ribbon! In order to be in the running for my blog candy, you need to become a follower and leave a comment! That's all, no more no less!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thank you again for joining us for the Papercraft Star Thanksgiving Week Blog Hop, your next stop on the hop is Suzy, only one more! Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #22

This is my last challenge for my term as a design team member at Papercraft Star. This was my first design team to be a part of! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such talented crafters and seeing great projects from the participants! Papercraft Star has grown so much since day one and I am so lucky to have been a part of the process!

Make a Holiday Card or Tag that features a Christmas Tree or Ornament
Use the Cricut or Other Die Cut
Add Ribbon
Add Handmade Embellishment
Add Bling
Here it is!
This was a great challenge to end my term on! I love the holidays! I love the sights, sounds, and smells!
I chose to use Bo Bunny's "Noel" collection, very traditional, deep, rich colors! I used my new Martha Stewart Scoring board to create this paper rosette by cut a strip 1inx12in. and scoring the strip every quarter inch. Fold accordian style, hot glue has worked the best for me, and then glue on end and over lap the other end. Then I punched a 1in circle to glue the rosette to.
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny's Noel
Cardstock: Bazzill
Brown sparkly brads: Paper Studio- Hobby Lobby
Brown Ribbon-Michaels
Green Ribbon-American Crafts

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Card Tutorial-Papercraft Star and Kraft Outlet Discount!!! Check it out!

This week, Kraft Outlet is offering an exclusive discount for our readers at Papercraft Star.... shop now and receive 15 percent off your total order at the Kraft Outlet! To claim your discount all you need to do is use the voucher code STAR15 at check out! This savings won't last long, so hurry and get your shopping on!

This offer from Kraft Outlet is so exciting that we also wanted to give you a special treat from Papercraft Star as well! A fantastic tutorial using Kraft Outlet products!

The tutorial, created by our Senior DT member, Tracy, is for a Christmas scrapbook mini album based on a design by Laura Dennison. Information about her YouTube channel can be found in the video. The album was created with several products carried by our November Design Team sponsor, Kraft Outlet, owned by Babette Switzer. The first video is a step-by-step tutorial for the actual construction of the album. The second is a more detailed page by page look at the completed album. The Kraft Outlet products used in this album made it's construction a breeze. We encourage you to visit the store and browse through the great crafty items Babette has in stock and don't forget to enter STAR15 at checkout to receive your 15 percent off discount... pass the word!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #21

Wow. Challenge #21 is here and it is a holiday themed challenge! I can't believe we are into "holiday" themed challenges! Time has certainly flown by! But, this is a great challenge! Here are the...

Use this summer photo as inspiration to create a Holiday Card or Tag! How beautiful is this picture!? I wish my house looked like this all the time. So neat and clean! Well, only one can wish!  :D

Here is the card I created. I really loved the Flutter Butter collection from Bo Bunny and thought it would be a good choice with all the soft colors. I inked a small doilie with the lime green "cat eye" and the ever popular (at least in my scrapbooking collection) Chestnut Roan! Each mat is also inked with Chestnut Roan! I tied a twine bow in one of Jenni Bowlin's super cute vintage buttons and put it on top of a prima flower. I can't quite remember the company of the Yellow Ruffle ribbon, either Bazzill Basics or Maya Road....

Materials Used:
Bo Bunny's Flutter Butter (all Patterened paper) No cardstock used!
Doilie- Hobby Lobby
Button-Jenni Bowlin

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #20!

Wow! What a milestone! Challenge #20 has begun over at Papercraft Star! I can't believe we are on challenge #20! I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on this design team! Such great people to work with!
Here the....
Simon Says Make a Card
Base 4.5 x 5.5
Double Mat #1: cut at 3 3/8 x 4 5/8
with another color cut at 3 1/4 x 4 1/4
Double Mat #2: cut at 2 3/4 x 4
with another color cut at 2 3/4 x 2 1/2
Add Ribbon
Add Button(s)
Add Punch or Die Cut
(Add anything else you would like to add)

Here is my card for this week's challenge! It has to be one of my all time favorite cards! I love the green's and yellow's. All patterened paper is Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness... Such a great collection! I purchased a banner punch recently and I love how simple it is to create a cute banner! A little trick I use is... that I find it tough to put the string on the banner so, I just tuck it under each pennant... And adhere the each piece to the card... Try it out, maybe you have a better way, and please let me know! Banners are tough to adhere to pages, or atleast I think they are.
Materials Used:
Patterened Paper: Cosmo Cricket: Togetherness
Cardstock/dotted paper: Bazzill
Buttons: Unknown manufacturer
Ribbon: Maya Road

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sassy Lil' Sketches Card Crazy #4

Sassy Lil' Sketches has extra card sketches this month! Since I am lacking pictures to scrap, I thought I would create a few cards... They have some great card sketches, and this one is no exception! I decided to use some Bo Bunny: Olivia scraps. Check out the sketch:
And here is my card, very generic sentiment, but I love how it turned out!

Materials Used: Bo Bunny's Olivia, Flutter Butter, Dotted paper
Pre-Punched Borders: Bazzill
Teal Ribbon: Michaels
Large White Flower, Medium Teal and Brown Flower,Coral Flower: Bazzill
Medium White, Small Teal Flower Prima
Sentiment: Unknown Manufacturer
White PreCut 5x6.5 inch card: Recollections

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #19: Photo Inspiration

Hello! It is time for another fabulous challenge at Papercraft Star! Here is the info about the challenge sponsor!

Sugarbsupplies is an Etsy shop where you will find a fantasic mix of papercrafting and packaging supplies. We offer muslin bags, handmade embellishments, labels, Japanese masking tape and too many other fabulous items to mention!

We are on #19 and we have a great photo for you to use. Check it out!
Here is my layout for this week's challenge!

Now, this is a classic! It's a layout that includes a few pictures of my husband when he was about 6 years old! It was his first tee ball team. Look at those pants! Aren't they somethin'? Wow... Well, let's hope you won't find those in stores ever again, although I fear the worst! hehe!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket's Get Campy
Cardstock: Bazzill
Border Punch: EK Success
Cricut Cartridge: Cirlce and Lettering (Cuttin' Up)
Buttons: Personal Stash

I am also entering this is in Sassy Lil' Sketches by using their October 7th sketch. As well as, The Paper Variety's Week #7 challenge....

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #18

It's time for Papercraft Star's Challenge #18! Wow, #18! Hope you join us this week! Here are the details!
Thank You Themed Project
  • Use Dry Embossing on your project.
  • Use Cricut Cartridge Cut or Other Die Cut.
  • Use Metal on your project.
  • Add anything else you desire
Here is my project inspired by this week's challenge!
Such a simple card... I cut the base to fit the card (5x6.5), cut the mat (4.5x5) and adhere to base, pierce paper three times leaving enough room for all three brads, adhere cardstock sticker, cut 5in brackets using the Storybook Cricut cartridge and adhere using mini circle pop dots, adhere all to the precut card. Last, but not least tie ribbon to top of the card! Super simple! Bo Bunny's stickers are excellent sentiments for cards!

Supplies Used
-Recollections PreCut cards (5x6.5)
-Bo Bunny's Polka Dotted Paper
-Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny's Olivia
-Cardstock: Bazzill
-Ribbon: American Crafts

Hope you join us this week!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #17: Photo Inspiration

Hey Everyone! Happy early Halloween from the ladies at Papercraft Star! This week, we are using a Martha Stewart photo for our inspiration! Here is the photo that we are using for inspiration!

But before I show you my card, I just have a little bit of whining to do! Martha Stewart sets the bar WAY to high, I mean come on!? Who has the time to create a table full of gorgeous decorations like that!? Geez... anywho! But I have to give her some props the lady is very talented!
Ok, so look at this super cute stamp! I LOVE IT!!!! I got it at Michaels a few weeks ago and I could not wait to use it!  Actually, all of my supplies, except for the white scalloped border come from Michaels! :D How great is that!

Ok, So here are my supplies:
Patterened Paper/Orange Paper: My Mind's Eye
Polka Dotted Ribbon: Dashes and Dots (Michaels)
Trick or Treat Stamp: Recollections (Mchaels)
Bazzill Pre-Punched Scallop border (Hobby Lobby)
Orange bling: Jolee's (Michaels)
Hope you join us at Papercraft Star this week!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Creative Scrappers Sketch #125! Celebrate!

There is a celebration going on at Creative Scrappers! Great prizes and a great sketch! This week, I had to join! Just wanted to share this with you! Here is the sketch!
Here is my layout!
This is my counsin's little girl, Jordan! Isn't she the sweetest thing!? Anywho! Here is a list of my supplies! Enjoy!

Pattered Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness"
Cardstock: Bazzill
Cricut Cartridge: Simply Sweet
Bottom Left Flowers: Bo Bunny
Green and Red Bling: Bo Bunny
Scalloped Border: Bazzill Basics pre punched border
Yellow Rick Rack: from JoAnn's

Monday, October 11, 2010

Voting in Progress @ Papercraft Star

It's time again, submit your votes for Papercraft Star's challenge #16! There are some excellent submissions! Check it out and vote for your two favorites! And here is a look at this week's challenge! A super cute photo from Martha Stewart! She really sets the bar way up there! :D Hope you join us!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #16

This week at Papercraft Star, Beth designed a great sketch! I absolutely love it! Sketches are some of my favorite challenges, and so far we have some excellent projects linked for this week! I can't believe it is October and there are tons of birthdays for our family and friends during the fall! So, this week I am showing you one a birthday card! Just to remind you of the sketch, here it is.
 And here is my card!
I want to Thank Bugaboo Stamps for sponsoring us this week! I absolutely love my digi stamp! Isnt the little birdy so cute!? You should head over and check out the great stamps they have! Don't forget if you win this week, you will recieve SEVEN free dig stamps!

Materials this week are very simple!
Cardstock: All are Bazzill!
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey's "Green at Heart"
Happy Birthday sentiment: Hobby Lobby
Orange and White Plaid Ribbon: Michaels
Bird: "jacbird4": Bugaboo Stamps!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #15: Natural Wonders of the World

Hey Yall! It's time for Challenge #15 at Papercraft Star! I decided to base my layout on the Northern Lights. There are so many beautiful colors to use for your inspiration, blues, greens, purples, and of course black! So, what perfect paper to use, but Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage! If you haven't had a chance to use this line, I definitely recommend it!

Here is my layout...
 Here are a few details...
 More details....
All Patterened Paper: Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage
"Laughter" die cut: Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage
Clear border sticker:Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage
Key: Tattered Angels
Blue flower: Prima
Blue Ribbon: Personal Stash
Green Ribbon: Archivers
Scalloped Circle Punch

Monday, September 27, 2010

Did you know??? It's time to vote! :D

Time to vote at Papercraft Star for Challenge #14! There are some excellent projects that were submitted! Don't forget... You can vote on 2, yes TWO! So, head on over and vote! Hope you join us this week for our challenge and the inspiration for this week is the Seven Natural Wonders of the World! Here is a little peek at my layout!