Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Front Page

Last summer, while my dad was working a person for the newspaper wanted to take some photos of the makeover a building was getting done. He ended up getting is picture on front page of the paper. Let's just say my we both a couple of copies and my grandparents were handed a copy (from a friend) to keep.
I used the the Frosted Designs # 35 sketch and I also made it for the current challenge

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Junk Drawer Card

 First before showing the card I want to tell you about this giveaway a friend of my over on Club CK is doing. She is giving away a One year subscription to Creating Keepsakes Magazine. Here is the link to her blog for more info.
Now onto the card.
I took a challenge over on Club CK. It was last week's card challenge (use an junk drawer item on a card).
I use a Formica counter top sample for the black piece behind the sentiment. I also use this sketch over at cardabilities. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

DIY Hand Sewn Template

If you are like me and you don't have any of the templates that are for hand sewing design elements like swirls, I have an easy fix.
All you need is:
a tracing wheel
flourish stamp (not too intricate)
cardstock scrap
 Step 1. Stamp image onto the cardstock.
Step 2. Trace with tracing wheel. Use enough pressure so little bumps are left on the back of the paper.
 Step 3 On the reveres side of paper rub the ink pad lightly across bumps.
Step 4 Poke holes with the pin where you see the dots.
 Now you have a DIY template for hand sewing.
How to use:
1. Place the template over the desired area of your scrapbook page or card .
2. Use a pin to pierce a hole in your scrapbook page for each hole provided in the stitching template.
3. Remove the template, and use the holes as your guide to create a stitched design.

Friday, February 24, 2012


I am going to a quick post to show this card that was made just in minutes.
I used the Frosted Sketch #12 card sketch.
Here it is:
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket, the Paper Studio, My Mind's Eye, sewing machine, staples and embroidery floss.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A New Card

I created a card for the CPS - card sketches. i found this site while I was browsing The Twinery's blog. The CPS is offering a twine giveaway to the a random card made using this sketch.
Here is what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New and News

I just added some card sketches here. To view them go to the Sketches tab on top.

  I have something exciting to share. When I woke up this morning I found out that I  am going to be featured over on the Scrapfit blog next week. I say that is a great way to start the day.

  On to other things. My dog had his 11th birthday yesterday. Here is a picture of the birthday boy.

 Just to give you a little teaser.
If you like the hand sewn swirls on your paper crafted items you won't want to miss this weekends post.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I  participated in the Frosted Design's sketch challenge they had. I finished last week but forgot to post it before Sunday's deadline. I still want to show it off even though I missed it.
Here it is. It is of my mom.
Even though it was for a Frosted Design sketch challenge I am also using as this week's Erika's Issue Challenge over on Club CK and the fabric covered chipboard from Scrapfit.

Here is a card I created that I never thought I would ever use a bee before. I think this came out super cute.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I Intended

I was planing on posting a couple of times this week but time got away. I had a full plate last week trying to get projects done for deadlines (I missed one), finishing up some Valentines, and trying to lose a cough I have (it is going away).
On to cards now.
The first one I sent to a friend.
I was inspired by this challenge over at Burlap & Buttercups.
Next card was done for three different challenges: pink one hour challenge on Club CK,  Bo Bunny card challenge and Frosted Design challenge. Papers and brad is from Bo Bunny.
 Last thing was this page I created with no sketch in mind. I love how it came out. I also used my signature element. Pom-pom trim. I LOVE that stuff. I love to layer items and different textures on paper crafted items.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Card , Layout. News and Winner

I wanted to show of this card I created using the card sketch from Frosted Designs.
I love how this card came together. Most of the items are from Glitz Design. The rub-on is from Basic Grey, punched paper strip from Websters Pages, gems from My Minds Eye and TPC.
I use the color challenge from Glitz Design's blog.

Here is my card.

Here is a page I did for Scrapfit Blank Canvas challenge.
Here is my first ever hybrid layout. It is of my Mom's first birthday.
 The tag and yellow paper are digital items I found online.

I have a couple of things I want to tell you.
1. My friend Amanda (who put together the Valentine Blog Hop) is having a purge giveaway on her blog.
2. I would like to share a site I just found out about it is a sketch site for layouts called Let's Get Sketchy
The Last thing I would like to tell you is the winner for the bookmark from the Hop.
The Winner is MARGIE. Please email your address at cccrafting(at)hotmail(dot)com

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine's Blog Hop

Welcome to your last blog. If you didn't come from Hattie's Blog go back to the start at Amanda’s blog.
For my card I made this cute mosaic that I am going to give to my Mom this year.

I used kraft and white cardstock, bakers twine, apron lace border punch, doily die cut from the Mother's Day cartridge from Cricut and  what Amanda sent me.
With the left overs I also made a bookmark.

I am giving the bookmark away to a lucky follower.
Leave me a comment. Then leave me ANOTHER comment telling me if you are a follower. If you're not a follower yet, I'd love to have you join my blog! Leave me a comment telling me you're a new follower. (total of 2 possible comments per person) I'll draw a winner on Sunday (Feb. 5th) and post it here!