Tuesday, December 18, 2012

One Last Challenge During the Holidays

Like most people, I have been very busy since it is the holidays.  Many challenge blogs seem to be taking a break.  I have decided to enter this card in the Make It Monday challenge #120 that is running for two weeks:

I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday!!  I hope to continue to participate in more challenges during 2013.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Back After Thanksgiving

I didn't craft much for a week or so while I was celebrating Thanksgiving.  I hope that all who celebrate had a great holiday.

My goal for Black Friday shopping was to pick up some Cricut cardridges.  I used my new Create A Critter 2 cartridge to make this card:

I like how the tree has a smile on it.  I am entering this card in the challenges at Make It Monday (#117) and the Speaking of Christmas challenge #121 at Cricut Cardz Challenge .  Thanks for looking.  I am glad to be back crafting!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Trying A New Stamp

I made so many cards during October, I got a little burn out on cardmaking.  I was getting inspiration the Holiday Workshop at Online Card Classes, but that ended.  I have also been busy working on my lapbook project from over at Paper Phenomenon.

I make gift albums for my mother and my mother-in-law, so I have been working on those too.  I'm not a Creative Memories rep, but I do have to say that this album from them is great:  Nancy O'Dell Joy 12X12 Fast to Fabulous Album.  It's really pretty and you just have to stick your pictures in.  It comes with page protectors too.

I finally decided to make a card:

I used a 3 kings cling stamp that I bought last year and never used.  I'm not sure who makes it.  The sentiment is a Technique Tuesday stamp.  The green and white patterned paper is from Stampin Up!.  The green paper and gold patterned paper was from my scrap stash.

I am entering this card over at challenge C4C162 at Crazy 4 Challenges.  This week's challenge was to make a card with your favorite Christmas carol.  I guess that I have two here with "We Three Kings" and "Joy to the World.

I am also entering it at Make It Monday for challenge #115.

Thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Teen Boy Card

As the mother of two teen boys, I frequently need boy cards.  Many times my kids will tell me that the cards that I provide to them to use are too "girly".  My younger son has a birthday party for one of his friends that he plays basketball with this week.  I did a google search on teen cards and found this digital image at Mo's digital Pencil:

I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers and used some patterned paper from my stash from Imaginince.  The sentiment stamp in from Stampin Up!

I am entering this card in the challenge #114 at Make It Monday. 

Cool Santa Stamp

I guess that it was serendipity.  I saw the Stampendous Jumbo Vintage Santa stamp one day on Pinterest.  Then it showed up in the Holiday Card Workshop at On-line Card Classes.  I was working on my December Daily lap book project over at Paper Phenomenon when I ran out of double stick tape and needed to make an emergency run to Michael's.  Of course, I needed to get more than just double stick tape and I had a 40% off coupon.  They had the stamp, so I got it & made this card:

I think it's one of the coolest stamps that I have purchased in a long time.  It also was easy to made a great stamped image.  Sometimes I have trouble stamping a good image with larger stamps, but not with this one.  I followed an example from the Holiday Card Workshop.  I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers and used patterned paper from the Peppermint Collection from Crate Paper.  I used a Hero Arts sentiment stamp.
I think that I will have this stamp in my collection for years to come!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fall Colors with Burlap

I'm having fun looking around the web for challenges to enter.  I found this one:  http://ahdesignschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ and here is the card that I made for the first Color Challenge:

When I saw the color combination, I remembered that I had some Anna Griffin supplies in those colors.  I also thought that I could find some burlap.  Luckily, I was able to quickly locate everything.   That isn't aways the case!

The diecuts and patterned paper are from Anna Griffin and the gray cardstock is from an unknown source.  I left off a sentiment, so I could have more flexibility in using this really pretty card.  I like how the burlap looks as a mat.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Class Inspiration - Holiday Card Workshop

I have to admit that I am a class junkie.   A major part of the enjoyment of my hobbies comes from taking on-line classes.  Right now I am taking the Holiday Card Workshop over at http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/.  I took the class last year and found myself referring back to the materials, so I figured that was a good reason to sign up for this year's class.

So far I have made versions of two of the more basic cards presented:

Cardstock & stamps:  Stampin Up!,  Patterned paper:  Basic Grey, Brads:  HOTP
I'm entering the card above in the challenge over at Make It Monday, for #113.

Cardstock & stamps:  Stampin Up!,  Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny, Punch:  Martha Stewart, Markers:  Spectrum Noir
Although, these are pretty basic cards from those presented, it does take awhile to raid my stash to find similar items and size the cards up appropiately.  Overall, I am having fun and using my stash.  It doesn't get much better than that!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sketch Challenge

I made this card for this week's sketch challenge at http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/, C4C160:

I used a gate fold card that I found in my stash from Club Scrap.  I also used:

DCWV:  Winter mat stack, adhesive winter ribbon
Making Memories:  brads
HOTP:  brads
Inkadinkado:  Snow Bird stamp
Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards:  sentiment stamps
Tim Holtz:  Distress Ink
Memento:  ink
Other:  Stickles, Spectrum Noir markers

Thanks again for reading my blog as I get up and running as a blogger and a participater in on-line cardmaking challenges!  Have a great week!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spectrum Noir October Challenge

I saw this October challenge for using flowers over here:


I needed a sympathy card, so here is what I made:

It was based on a card from the book "A Year of Flowers" by Melanie Muenchinger.  Here is a link:  http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/p/my-book.html.

I used the A Year of Flowers stamp set from Gina K.  I used Spectrum Noir markers CG2 and DG2 for the leaves and PP1 and PL1 for the flowers.  The cardstock is from miscellaneous sources and I used a Stampin UP! sentiment and pearl dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


I've started this simple blog so that I can participate in card making challenges.  Card making is one of my favorite hobbies.

I made this card for this week's card challenge C4C159 at Crazy 4 Challenges. 


Here is my card:

I used a Dazzles sticker that I recently purchased from a craft day on www.hsn.com, some Halloween cardstock from an older DCWV stack from Joann's, Stampin Up! orange cardstock.  The sentiment is also from Stampin Up! and I used older Stampin Up! label punches.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!