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!