Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sassy Lil' Card Sketches-June 28th

Hello again!
This card features  the Sassy Lil' Card Sketch for June 28th! I made this card for Shawn's grandmother's birthday! It features some Echo Park's Springtime collection.

Here is the sketch!

Have a great evening! 

Sassy Lil' Card Sketch-June 21st sketch

Good Evening! Hope you had a wonderful Independence Day! I wanted to quickly share a couple of cards with you! So, I will have two posts tonight! Both are for Sassy Lil' Card Sketches!

This is a birthday card that I made for a special occasion! Hope you enjoy! It features some Little Yellow Bicycle and a Savvy Stamp!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friends w/Flair

Happy Friday! Hope you are having a good day so far! I am at a scrapbook retreat and I am truly enjoying myself! It's nice to get away for a few days to girl talk and of course knock out a several pages/projects!!!

I made this card for this week's Friend's w/Flair! Hope you enjoy!

Materials Uses:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Design
Ribbon: American Crafts
Stamps: Unity

Friday, June 24, 2011

Unity's Friend's w/Flair and CPS and The Kraft Journal

This week at the Kraft Journal, the theme is "Welcome Summer"! And I have a fun Unity stamp with an ice cream cone with three scoops of ice cream to use for this week's Friend's w/Flair! Looks yummy to me!

I took this week's sketch at CPS and created this fun card!

Here is the sketch that I used!

Hope you enjoy! Tonight is date night and I am really looking forward to seeing Bad Teacher... My husband and I are both teachers, so I think this will be fun for us!

Materials Used:
Kraft Cardstock:: Recollections
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee Designs
Stamps: Unity's Mix Up of Cuteness
Toothpick: from my kitchen! he he!
Ink: Memento


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cardabilities-June 15th sketch

Good afternoon! And let me tell you! What a day it has been! First we got RAIN! Texas and many southern states have been in a drought for quite some time! So, that is some great news! And I got to watch my neighbor's new baby, lil' Madisyn is so cute and such a sweet baby!

I wanted to quickly share with you a card using Cardabilities sketch for June 15th. I love the bird cage and so I just had to include one on my card! Click the link to see the sketch!

Here is my card!

I am a huge huge huge paper hoarder! And I decided to reach for an oldie but a goodie! I love Pink Paislee and Bayberry Cottage collection is beautiful! I thought it would go perfect for this sketch!

Material Used:
Cardstock: Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee
Key Hole chipboard: Tattered Angels
Butterfly, scalloped frame, florish chipboard: Maya Road
Blue lace ribbon/grey rick rack: Fancy Pants
Border Punch: Fiskars
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Enjoy! Have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sassy Lil' Card Sketches June 14th sketch

Hello! Hope today is treating you well. I just wanted to share a quick card with you. Enjoy!

Here is a sketch from Sassy Lil' Card Sketches, this is their June 14th sketch! Great versatile sketch!

Here is my card. I used some Crate Paper's Portrait collection! I think the coral color makes it really pop!
Materials Used:
Patterned paper: Crate Paper
Cardstock: Bazill
Flower: Maya Road
Ribbon, Stamp: American Crafts
Ink: Memento
Adhesive Foam: Scotch

Enjoy and have a beautiful day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch #120

Good Evening,
Hope things are good where ever you are! Things are going good, summer is going fabulous, and I am trying to scrap away the days! At least something, each day or definitely every other day! I created a card using Card Patterns sketch #120. I wanted to do something a little different... I could quite figure out how I wanted to photograph it, but I tried my best.

Here is the sketch!
I sort of did a matchbook thing... but upside down. I cut out the floral piece using "Straight From the Nest" just to add an extra feminine touch. I found this "Authentique" paper at Archivers and I just had to get it... I have recently begun to hoard 6x6 mini paper pads... I have started quite the collection! he he! The sentiment on the front is a Savvy Stamp and the sentiment on the inside is Unity. Hope you have a fabulous day!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: Authentique
Carstock: Bazzill
Ribbon: Michaels
Border Punch: Fiskars
Cricut Cartridge: Straight From the Nest
Stamps: Savvy and Unity

Friday, June 17, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #50, Sassy Lil' Card Sketches and Friends w/ Flair

Happy Friday to you! We made it to another weekend! Time to relax.

I want to welcome any new people stopping in from Unity's Friends w/Flair, and I wanted to introduce you to Papercraft Star! I just love this challenge blog! They offer great prizes, participants and followers vote on the submitted projects, and one of my favorite things about the blog is that you get the challenges ahead of time! I just think that is fabulous! So, stop by and follow and check out this week's challenge and the upcoming challenges! I am sure you won't be disappointed!

This week, the challenge is to use the word star and come up with an element for your project for each of the letters in the word star! This could be tricky, but if you are uber creative you won't have a problem!

R-Red Cherry

Here is the card I created using Unity's Mix Up of Cuteness kit! Check out all the great stamps that come in this kit!

And of course, I used a sketch. I followed Sassy Lil' Card Sketches for the June 7th sketch! I love banners so this is perfect!

Materials Used: 
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon
Cardstock: Bazill
Ink: tim Holtz
Stamps: Unity
Twine: American Crafts

Hope you stop by all sites I have linked up!
Enjoy and happy Friday!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Card Patterns #119

Hello again,
I am posting for the second time today! Another of my cards that I made this week is using this week's Card Pattern's sketch #119.

Here is the sketch!

Here is my card!
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper, Twine, Ribbon: American Crafts
Kraft and "regular" cardstock: Bazzill
Circles: Cricut Cartridge "Plantin Schoolbook"
Button: personal supply
Stamps: Unity's Mix Up of Cuteness kit

Enjoy! I am a lover all sweets and this is making my mouth water! he he!
Have a wonderful evening!

CPS-Card Sketches #222

Happy Thursday! One more day until the weekend! What a week! Hung out with family and my neighbors have a new blessing in their family! Such a wonderful week. I have been able to knock out a few cards this week and I would like to share one with you. This one is using a sketch from CPS or Card Positioning Systems, they have great basic sketches that can be interpreted to your liking! 

Here is the sketch!

And here is the card!

Here is close up of the tree! I used Savvy Stamps for this card. I graciously was given a ton of stamps when I posted a comment in a contest and I had to get them out! The stamps are so neat, several of them include a stamp on the side that coordinates with the main image! such a fabulous idea!

Materials Used: 
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Savvy Stamps
Pearl Accents: Kaisercraft
Ink: Memento

Have a wonderful evening! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Paper Bag Album featuring My Mind's Eye and mostly Unity Stamps!

I am not one who usually stamps while creating layouts, so... I decided to start small and try my best to incorporate stamps in my first ever paper bag album! I had so much fun making this little album! It was a great project for the Memorial Day weekend.

I am just going to share these projects through my pictures. Take a look, if you like! :D

I would suggest working on one. I used a 6x6 paper pad which is the perfect size and amount of paper to create one of these!


Here is the cover. It is embossed with a Unity "Could I Be Any Cuter" stamp. I used several stamps from that kit, as you will see! he he!

Here is the inside. For the page on the left, I used Unity's "Could I Be Any Cuter" kit, and the page on the right I used American Crafts and Dear Lizzy stamp set and embossed the banner using American Crafts embossing powder. 

For these two pages, I was in the album where the bottom of the paper bag was showing, so I scrored the paper and created a "dual" page. You can see the inside portion just below this picture. For the page on the left, I used Unity's "Shine On" Collection. And for the page on the right, I used American Crafts "Sentiments" stamp collection, and repeated the image several times to make it look like a "field" of flowers, and I fussy cut that grass! That was a chore! And then you can see inside of the page on the left!

For the page on the left, I did not stamp any images, but I made the little ribbon flower with Glue Dots, I love Glue Dots! For the page on the left, I stamped and paper pieced Unity's "Could I Be Any Cuter" kit, again... This kit is perfect for spring or summer collections! 

For this double page layout, I stamped the left side using Unity's "Stitched Greetings" and paper pieced using some patterned paper. For the right side, I stamped and paper pieced more "CIBAC" stamps, and I drew the path of the butterfly! 
For this last page, I didn't stamp, but I wanted to use scraps of patterned paper and cardstock, and some cute twine!! 

I hope to get pictures in this paper bag album soon! Hope you enjoyed! 
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Unity's Friends w/Flair featuring "Hugs and Kitties"

Happy Friday to you! Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend! I am glad it is friday and time to relax with friends and family! If you know me, you know that we have two little kitties... well, they are grown... lol! One is "grown" more than the other, lol! They always do some of the sweetest and sometimes strangest things! I was vacuuming yesterday, which is rare, and Tiger Lily flipped out. She went to hide on the chairs at the dinning room table and sort of fell asleep there. So, I knew I had to grab my camera! And here is her sweet self just resting...
Very innocent, but if you know Tiger, she far from it! :D
Last week, Unity had that fabulous sale and I got my stamps in the mail this week! I was so excited to get an adorable cat collection at a fantastic price!

Here is the card that I made with the "Hugs and Kitties" kit!

Here is a close up of that cute lil' kitty!
Materials Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park
Ink: Tim Holtz "Distress Ink"
Ribbon: Michael's
Stamps: Unity


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #49 and The Kraft Journal

Good Morning! I hope you are having a great so far! Summer is going fabulous! I am running in the morning and helping with a camp at our school and then coming home for lunch and of course a nap and then head to my craft area! Such a fantastic schedule! 

This week Papercraft Star has a card sketch for their challenge! And love a good sketch if I do say so myself! And The Kraft Journal's theme is "It's a Guy Thing"and my dad loves to listen to music, so this is a perfect Father's Day card...  This sketch and theme are fun and I have been playing with my Cricut a bit more than usual and I found a fun iPod image to cut out! 

Check out the sketch! I am a goober, and didn't notice the middle panel is smaller than the other two... Silly me!

Materials Used:
Cricut Cartridge: Paisley
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Cardstock: Bazzill
Kraft Cardstock: Recollections
Sentiment: KI Memories 
Ink: Memento
Red Twine: American Crafts


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Layouts

I sent a few of these layouts to be published, but I never heard anything... Which I don't know if they got lost in cyberspace or what... But I wanted to share them with you. Hope you are having a great day!

I used a Page Maps sketch for this one!

I used a Creative Scrappers sketch for this layout. 

Both layouts feature Echo Park products!

The Crafty Scrapper Guest Designer Project

I recently had the opportunity to play with some fabulous JilliBean Soup products and several other misc brand products for The Crafty Scrapper ! It was such a fun task and the paper was great for celebrating birthdays. Over the past year, I have been working on my husband's childhood scrapbook and this gave me the opportunity to scrap one of his birthdays. Can you figure out which one? he he!

Here is a close up of the Maya Road owl that I embellished!

I think he is just too cute!

Here is a card and tag that I created with the left overs from the layouts!

Here is the second layout that I created! I just love the little owls! The balloon is a Maya Road chipboard piece and it was so easy to embellish!
Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: JilliBean Soup, Echo Park (Yellow Stripes)
Cardstock: Bazzill
Chipboard Accessories: Maya Road
There were several other misc. brands that were used... And I will have check on what is what, but if you are curious let me know! I would be glad to point you in the right direction! Have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #48 and Friends w/Flair

Papercraft Star's challenge for this week is a photo inspiration with either a wedding or masculine themed project. I have a friend from school getting married next weekend and I thought this would be a great opportunity to create a card for them.

Here is the photo that you are to use for inspiration!

Here is my card that I created. I used one of the new card maps for the month of June. Check out Page Maps for all their new sketches! 

This card was so easy, and I think it turned out very classy! I embossed the sentiment and added a few pearls to incorporate some circles like the lanterns from the photo! 

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Ink: VersaMark
Green lace ribbon/Embossing powder: American Crafts
Sentiment: Unity

Enjoy and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fruit Themed Unity Challenge

Over at the Unity challenge, the theme is fruit! I only have one Unity stamp with fruit and it's three adorable apples! So, I made a card for another teacher at work to thank her for all the hard work she does!

I didn't base it off a sketch, but I was able to use some Echo Park "Little Boy" collection. It's perfect for school projects also with the great primary colors! And I used my EK Success notebook paper punch! It's a simple card... Nothing fancy about it, but those little apples were calling my name! :D

 Have a wonderful Wednesday! I only have two more days with my students and then SUMMER!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #47

Good morning,
I have a few posts to share! We have one more week left in school and I will soon be on here a lot more! I have neglected you blogger and I am so sorry. But I am back!

I want to start off with a card that I am entering at Papercraft Star... I am using some new My Mind's Eye Lime Twist... These colors are fabulous! I love purple in every way and I was so exited to find this collection!

Here is the sketch!
Here is my card.
I created the lace flower with a bunch of Glue Dots since I have no idea where my needles are at... And I embossed the sentiment to allow it to stand out more than my original ink that I had used! I added my 1 cardstock, at least 2 patterned paper, and 3 bling!

Materials Used:
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Lace: Hobby Lobby
Ink: VersaMark
Sentiment and Embossing Powder: American Crafts
Button: Craft Supply


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Kraft Journal and Unity Stamps

This week at The Kraft Journal the theme is "Clean and Simple" which I absolutely love! It would probably be one of my favorite types of scrapping, especially cards! I used a really cute butterfly stamp from Unity's "Could I Be Any Cuter" collection, and cut out the wings which I stamped on yellow and pink cardstock. I then drew the lines to show the butterfly's flight path! And the sentiment is also Unity from their "Stitched Greetings" collection!

Here is the inside of the card:


Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Friday w/Papercraft Star and Sassy Lil' Card Sketches

It's Friday and I am so excited for the weekend! School is inching closer to be done for the summer and I can't wait! This week my little sister graduated from college and today we are heading towards Austin for some family fun! Everyone will be there and I mean everyone! I really enjoy getting together and seeing everyone! Such fun times! 

I started with this sketch from Sassy Lil' Card Sketches, click here to see the sketch... For some reason I could copy it... darn Mac...: and I also used the colors from this week's challenge at Papercraft Star... Look at this fabulous photo!
I know the colors don't exactly match perfectly but I love the lime green and pink!
I was finally able to use my newest Cricut cartridge: Straight From the Nest and also the Gypsy Wanderings! 

Supplies Used: 
Patterned Paper/Sticker die cut: Basic Grey
Cricut Cartridge: Straight From the Nest-Fleur de lis background, Gypsy Wanderings: Silhouette of girl
Pink Ribbon: American Crafts

Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

3 Challenges in One: Mojo Monday, Kraft Journal, and Papercraft Star

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I hope you are having a fabulous day! I know I have neglected my blog lately but I submitted three layouts a couple weeks ago but I am back with a Mother's Day card using a sketch from Mojo Monday.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card:

I am entering this at:
Mojo Monday: Sketch #189
The Kraft Journal: Mother's Day challenge
Papercraft Star: Challenge #44: Choose your own sketch 

Have a great weekend... And I will be back later to share a new post for a Design Team call!

Enjoy, Catherine