Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enjoy Your Day

Hello everyone out there in blogland! I hope you have sunnier skies than what we have. I don't mind the rain, but it's become chilly . . . brrrr! Perfect reason to make a sunny and happy card. The following card was inspired by a sketch on the Penny Black Blog.

Inside of card:

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Penny Black - Embrace; Betsy Bluebell for sentiment
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Dreamy
Cardstock: CTMH - white daisy & XPress It
Markers: Copics: C1, C3, C5, R11, R20, 0, BG10, YG03, Y21, Y23, R32 - 0.3 black multi-liner  & Sakura white opaque marker
Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black & CTMH - Breeze
Glitter: Yellow Stickles
Brads: unknown
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye - Dreamy collection

Challenges I would like to enter:

Penny Black Blog - sketch challenge
Outlawz Copic / Promarker Challenge - use blender
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge Blog - anything goes
Fab n Funky Challenge Blog - Cute & Cuddly
Repeat Impressions DCC525 Designer’s Choice Challenge - use stitching (faux or real)
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Favourite colours
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Stampavie and More Challenge Blog - pink
Papertake Weekly Challenge - pale, pretty pastels

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Special Day is the theme!

What a beautiful sunny day! Definitely some wonderful weather for some gardening. Before I head out for the day, I wanted to tell you about the new challenge that will be posted today at Simply Create.  The theme is Special Day! So come join us for the fun and let's see what you create - birthday, wedding or whatever other Special Day you would like to celebrate!

For this challenge I decided to make a wedding keepsake box. I have had the supplies since I got married last year and have just not been able to find time to do the actual project.

Top of the box:

Close up of flowers:

Front Side of the box;

Box: discontinued item from CTMH
Stamp set: CTMH "Adorable"
Paper, ribbon/lace, flowers, Metal accent & brads, acetate overlays & shimmery flourishes: making memories
Ink: Dew Drop "Platinum Planet"
Jewels: Bazzill
Black Velvet brad: Doodle Bug
Glitter: Glitz Stardust - CTMH

Other Challenges I would like to enter this project into:

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - altered project
Paper Romance - anything but a card
High Hopes Rubber Stamps - 3-D Box, bag etc.
Make it Monday - anything goes
Stamp Fairy - 3 embellishments
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Recipe: 2 papers, 1 ribbon/bow, 2 embellishments
Craft Your Days Away - White plus one
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow

Thanks for stopping by and have a gorgeous sunny day!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CAS Challenge

Ok, since I couldn't sleep, I decided I would try something new and found a CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge on the Outlawz Challenges blog. The specifications were to use: kraft, flowers and pearls. Of course since it is CAS; not filling in those empty spaces or doing lots of layers was hard for me. I am still not too sure what I think about this particular card, but it is kind of growing on me. I know the young lady who I am going to send it to probably won't be analyzing it like I am, however, all that open space is kinda freakin' me out LOL!

Supplies used:
Paper: kraft cardstock (not sure?), CTMH "Notebook" background paper
Flower Die: Tim Holtz Die, tattered flowers
Stamp set: CTMH "Adorable"
Ink: CTMH Desert Sand & Hollyhock
Pearls: CTMH

Let me know what you think?!? Should I leave it alone, fill it in, start over LOL! Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Have a lovely day,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Lucky Me!

Hello blogland! I just had to do a post on how excited I am that two very nice things have happened in the past week. First, I won some blog candy on Cats Scratching Post as part of the Simon Says Stamp Anniversary Challenge and Blog hop. I won a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp online store (my absolute favourite online store). Next, I just found out I made the top 3 at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog for my mom's mother's day card that is in the post below. I have never won candy or been top 3 before so I am very thrilled as I often wondered if it would ever happen - there is just so much amazing talent out there! Thank you to all my new blog visitors and followers and for all of your lovely comments; they are much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day,

Friday, May 6, 2011


Time for another Simply Create Challenge: What did you say?

Since it is Mother's Day weekend in the US (and Canada), Simply Create challenges  you to create something with sayings that either Moms would say or what someone else may say about or to Moms.

Be sure to check out what the SC team has come up with for inspiration and be sure to add your own creation to the list.

My creation is for my mom for Mother's Day this weekend; so hopefully you are not reading my blog in the next couple of days Mom! If you do, pretend you haven't seen this :) LOL!
Anyway, my card is made up of "Mom-isms" that I have heard my mom say in the past.
I used all CTMH products for this card.
Colors are: Baby Pink, Heavenly Blue, Chocolate and Vineyard Berry.
I used the RGB codes for the CTMH colors (as listed on my blog - check out the CTMH RGB color page) to print out the "Top 10 Mom-isms" on my printer.
I used a variety of fonts from CK and others downloaded from the internet.
Stamp sets used were: Simple Stitches and Dream Big.
The paper kit is: Level II Top Stitch (one of my faves!) and the matching My Stickease are Top Stitch as well.

I inked the blooms and the edges of the paper. The inside flower was made using paper shapers punches and My Stickease. This card was inspired by a sketch from Clean &  Simple Stamping and even though I didn't totally stay "Simple", their design got my creative juices going.

Hope you enjoy my "Mom-isms" and can relate to some of them :).

Close up of inside of card:


Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Clean and Simple Stamping - sketch
Digi's With Attitude! - Make us Laugh! Funny sentiments

Fairy Knoll Challenge - Mother's Day
Paper Cutz Challenge - Mother's Day
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Mother's Day
Outlawz Challenges - Mother's Day

Divas by Design Challenge - anything goes
For Fun Challenges - Mother's Day or lots of flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Mother's Day
Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
Party Time Tuesday's Challenge Blog - Mother's Day
Tuesday Throwdown - Mother's Day
Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge - Honor your mom

To all you moms out there: Happy Mother's Day and have a fantabulous weekend!