Sunday, June 30, 2013


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This month has held a lot of goodbyes for me.
The first goodbye went to a online place I called home for over 3 years. It was a club that I got to get to know a lot ladies that I considered my friends. Club CK officially shut down on June 15th. To document my time there I created this page. This I am entering in Frosted Designs Girlfriends blog hop. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Bo Bunny), stickers: (Creating Keepsakes, Bo Bunny and Glitz Designs), Baker's cording (Crafty Steals Basics), gem (Zva Creative), die cuts (?), and button (Webster's Pages)  
The other goodbye's went to design teams. I am going to share my favorite project I created for each team.
The Robin's Nest

Polka Dot Pixies

Even with all these ends there has been new beginnings and opportunities, which I will be able to share with you a few months
I will post the winner to the product challenge Monday. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Double, Singles and a Card

A couple of weeks age I created this page of my mom's birthday from last year.
For this page I used Pamela Young's #237 sketch. I am entering this in About A Girl  bold challenge.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio) pattern paper (Die Cuts With a View, The Paper Studio and Crate Paper), mist (Heidi Swapp), mask (The Crafter's Workshop), washi tape (7 Gypsies and Echo Park), grommets (We R Memory Keepers) , brad (Crate Paper), stickers (American Crafts and ?) stamp (K & Company) ink (Stampabilities), journal card (Webster's Pages) border punch (EK Success) and modeling paste.  
This page is of a photo of me when I was a baby. I am entering this page in About a Girl doily challenge
 This is the last page I created that I can share at this moment.  This page was a tough one for me because I ran out of creative juices and the patterns and colors were not helping it at all. To make this page cohesive I added little embellishments which complemented everything.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Die Cuts With a View, Studio Calico, and Echo Park), twine (Timeless Twine), flair (Fancy Pants), rub-ons: (Doddle Bug Designs), gears (The Paper Studio), journal spot (The Robin's Nest), stickers (American Crafts and Simple Stories), and embossing powder.  
 Here is a card. I had the base of this done for a month but never finished it until this week. Thanks to a friend of mine who sent me the love tag I was able to complete this card in a matter of minutes.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill),  pattern paper (Crate Paper and Webster's Pages), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), mist (Heidi Swapp), stamp (Deep Red Stamps), dew drops (The Robin's Nest), ink (Close To My Heart), doily and tag. 
Thanks for stopping by. I hope these projects inspired you to do a creative project today. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thanks for the Opportunity

Good day everyone. Today it is my last day here as part of the design team. To commemorate the day I made a thanks card to share with you to say thank you for the lovely time here. 
This card features are special this month diamond dew drops and are monthly partner Timeless Twine.
Liquid glue
For a the little arrows I covered the paper with glossy accents and laid a piece of twine on the top. This gave the arrows a glassy look.
I love the twisted twine on banners it gives them more interest. 
For the seal I punched a star out and adhere it on top of circle of corresponding paper. 
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stack up on the diamond dew drops this month. They are 
20% off. Also I like to thank Timeless Twine for the twine we worked with this month. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quick Card

Ever since I did my first craft dash from Pretty Pink Posh when Timeless Twine sponsored it I have fallen in love with them. I ended up doing challenge #20 to create this card. 
When I say quick card I really mean it was mad dash card. I made a card that was under 10 minutes. I set a timer on my Nintendo DS for 10 minutes and I was able to complete it before the timer went up. 

Supplies: cardstock (Bazzil), pattern paper (October Afternoon and Crate Paper), mist (Heidi Swapp),  punches (Fiskars), washi tape, gems (Eyelet Outlet), twine (Timeless Twine), fabric flower (K & Company), stamp (Close to My Heart), ink (Stampabilities) and button (Crate Paper)  
Love how this came out. I think these challenges are great when you don't know what to do when Mr. mojo took a little vacation. It sure helps me when I need some inspiration.
This card I am also entering in Moxie Fab World mixy-matchy challenge 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Latest for Scrapbook Challenges

Here are the latest pages I did for Scrapbook Challenges. 
This page is from sketch #347.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park and Simple Stories), stickers, (Echo Park), mist (Ranger Industries), border punch (EK Success), Rub-ons (Doddle Bug Designs) embossing powders and twine (Timeless Twine)
 This page is from sketch #348.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzil), pattern paper:: Little Yellow Bicycles, Fancy Pants, and Carta Bella), mist (Heidi Swapp), stickers: American Crafts, October Afternon, and Basic Grey), flowers (K & Company), brads (Karen Foster, Crate Paper, and Eyelet Outlet) and sewing machine. 
 This page is from sketch #349.
Supplies cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (The Robin's Nest, The Paper Studio and Simple Stories), rub-ons (Hambly Screen Prints and Making Memories), stickers (Me & My Big Ideas, Walmart and American Crafts), journal spot (Making Memories), mist (Heidi Swapp), sequins, mini brads, and twine (Timeless Twine)
 This page is from sketch #350.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Crate Paper) stickers American Crafts and 7 Gypsies) chipboard (Bo Bunny), buttons, mist (Heidi Swapp), corner mounter (We R Memory Keepers)  
Hope these inspired you and try out the Scrapbook Challenges. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Messy Canvas

I love getting messy in my crafts. When I saw the new challenge for ABAC I knew I wanted to do a canvas. 
I did the ombre effect with watercolor pencils. 
Supplies: modelling paste, marker, watercolor pencils, silver paint canvas and Mask (The Crafter's  Workshop) 
I loved how it came out and it has such an energizing pattern and color scheme.

Stop by ABAC to see the other design team members created and to link up your messy projects. 
If you like this  you can now buy it on my Etsy shop

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Giftable Box

Hope everyone is taking time out today to spend time with their dad's. Today, I am going to share with you a box I made for a gift for my dad. 
Supplies: cardstock, pattern paper diamond dew drops (The Robin's Nest), twine (Timeless Twine) and  glue of choice for attaching the twine is Glossy Accents. 
I created a belt that wraps around the box and adhere everything to it. The twine swirls are attached to box.. 
The twines I used are Natural and Kraft Brown twines. These are so perfect to a guy's project.
Image of Natural Baker's Twine by Timeless TwineImage of Kraft Brown Bakers Twine ~ {Light Brown, Khaki, Flax Bakers Twine}
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out The Robin's Nest for their great papers and embellishments.  Don't forget the diamond dew drops are 20% off this month.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Farewell to S~N~S

As the old saying goes "All things must come to an end". This is my last post as a member of this fantastic design team.
Here is the latest sketch from S~N~S.
 This is what I came up with. A Christmas page of my mom. The photos are from the late 70's.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Graphic 45, My Mind's Eye and Pink Paislee), mist (Heidi Swapp), sticker (Lily Bee Designs), twine (Timeless Twine) border punches (Fiskars and EK Success), die-cut (Pink Paislee), journaling block (Bo Bunny) and tag (The Paper Company), decorative scissors and sewing machine. 
As you can tell I scrap out of order nd season. I like doing this way since it allows me to work with photos that inspire me at that time.
Don't forget about my product challenge. It goes until the 28th 12 A.M. The details are here.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Baby Blessings

Here is a  cute card set for a baby shower that is all tie up with baker's twine from Timeless Twine. I love their twine and I am not saying that because I am part of their design team. 

Twine I used from our partner this month. 
Items from my stash
Tags (Coredinations)
Embossing folder and machine (Sizzix)
Stamp (Karen Foster)
Ink (Stampabilities)
Electronic die-cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft)

 Each card is a little different. 
 I used my Cricut to cut the vellum. I placed a piece of cardstock under the vellum and outlined the words. To adhere it in the card I glued it where the cardstock was so the adhesive won't show. 
I used some of the stickers for my envelope seals.  
Here is the whole set. 
Thanks for stopping buy and I hope you stop by the store and stock up on your diamond dew drops while they are on sale this month. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Color Challenge

At Embellish Me Happy this month's challenge is a color combo and banner challenge.
I choose this color scheme. I love the rich tones.
Here was the other color combo you can choose. 

Since it was a color challenge I really had to dig into my stash to find the right shades. I ended up finding everything and was able to create this "Get Well" card for a friend's dad.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and Die Cuts With a View), stamp (Hero Arts), embossing powder ( Adirondack),  ink (Quick Quotes), twine (Timeless Twine), embossing folder (The Paper Studio), stickers (Gltz Designs and Lily Bee Designs), punch EK Success), flowers (?) and embossing machine (Sizzix)
You have until July 6th to complete this challenge. All you have to do is create a project that used one of these color combos and banners. One lucky participant will receive at mason jar filled with scrappy goodies. Link your project here on the sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Last week, I got to play along with the "Let's Get Trendy" five day challenge. I was able to complete all five without having to buy anything for them. All I had to do was do some stash digging and get a little more creative.
Day 1 was neon. I found some embossing powder that I had for a couple years that sure screamed neon. This page of my mom helping out at my class at church when  I was little.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill and The Paper Studio) banners (Fancy Pants Designs), ribbons and trim  (Bazzil, The paper Studio, A Muse Studio and Simplicity), mists (Studio Calico and Heidi Swapp), embossing powder (American Crafts), stamp (Autumn Leaves), marker (Bic), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (American Crafts and Simple Stories), electronic die-cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), doily and butterflies(came from a bead curtain I had when I was a teen) 
Day 2 was all about sequins. I love the look of them but I never use them since I only have a couple of colors. For this page I use this PageMaps sketch.  Page is of my brother when he was 2.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper, banners, stickers and envelope ( Fancy Pants Designs),  punches (EK Success), gems (The Eyelet Outlet), twine (Timeless Twine),  mist (Heidi Swapp), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), and sequins.
Day 3 was all about handmade embellishments. I die cutted the little coffee cups and arrows and this page.
I used this PageMaps sketch.  Page of me on why I love to cook.
Day 4 was stitching. I used twine to stitch the star on the card front. I used this PageMaps sketch to create this shaped card. This card I am also entering in Love My Tapes June challenge. I think my dad is going to like this card.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts, Studio Calico, Simple Stories and Echo Park),  washi tape (Bella Blvd., 7 Gypsies and Target),  twine (Timeless Twine) stickers (Simple Stories), punch (EK Success), and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) 
Day 5 was all about textured layers. This had to be the easiest challenge of all since I love to do textured layers. I also this this was my favorite. I used textured paste, textured paper and other interesting things. This page is of why I love to create. Pics are from the aftermath of National Scrapbook Day.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and Crate Paper) , stamps ( Deep Red Stamps and K & Co.) ink (Stampabilities), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, American Crafts, Pebbles inc., Simple Stories and Basic Grey), flair (Studio G), twine (Timeless Twine), mists (Heidi Swapp and Studio Calico), mask (Studio Calico), envelope (Fancy Pants Designs), modeling paste and electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft) 
I hope you enjoyed these projects and the long post.

Father's Day Gift

The new challenge at ABAC is all about dear Dad or any male. All you have to do is create a project that is perfect for a guy.
I created a notebook for my dad. He said he like the one I my for his dad at Christmas so I thought he would love this.
Supplies: cardstock (The PAper Studio), pattern paper (Echo Park) washi tape (7 Gypsies),  border punch (EK Success), electronic die cutter and cartridge (Provo Craft), marker (Bic) and stickers (Basic Grey)
 I covered the back of the book to with my dad's favorite color.
Join in on the fun and create something for your guy. You have two weeks to complete the ABAC challenge.