Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Farwell LCOM

Monday, was my last project of my term.  I am hosting their last challenge for We Love Cards month. The challenge is to using sewing. This can pen stitching, machine stitched, hand stitch or even a embellishment could have printed stitched lines. 
Here is my card. I pierced hole along the border strip and drew lines to connect the dots. I also machine stitched through "MOM".
supplies: pattern paper (My Mind's Eye), embossing machine and folder (Sizzix), stamp (Studio G), ink (Stampabilities), stickers (October Afternoon), gem (KaiserCraft), Stickles, die-cut (Basic Grey), doily, toothpick, sewing machine and pen. 
Head over to the LCOM forums and play along.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

ATC Challenge

I love ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). They are fun to make and small pieces of art work. This week's challenge over at ABAC is all about ATC's .
For this, I made two that I am giving to my brother for his birthday. On the back of them I add sports schedule of MSU, one is for basketball and the other is football.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), decorative tape (Target), mist (Heidi Swapp), stamp (Close To My Heart), ink (Stampabilities), embossing powder (Ranger), embossing machine and folder (Sizzix), pen and printed schedule
Stop by and link up your creations. You have two weeks for this challenge. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

LCOM Sketch 17 Reveal

This is my last post for Let's Capture Our Memories as part of their design team. However, I will still be around on their site playing along.
Here is the sketch:

I created this page of my dad and grandpa. It is the first page of double layout.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Studio Calico), mists (Heidi Swapp, Ranger and Studio Calico), masks (Studio Calico), washi tape (Target, Queen  Co. and Bella Blvd.) twine (Timeless Twine) stickers (American Crafts) border punch (EK Success)

Play along with us for the chance at wining this month's prize. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cards with Matching Box

Today, I am going to share with you a card set with its own matching box. It features this month's special partner, Gel-A-Tins, and our month's special glitter sorbet cardstock. 
twine (Timeless Twine) 
inks (Stampabilities and Close To My Heart)
Pen point marker (Sharpie)
embossing machine (Sizzix)
embossing folder (Sizzix)
spray mist (Heidi Swapp)

I heat embossed the flower center and stamped the sentiment in red ink. After the sentiment dried I wrote over in with a  pen tip marker for a shadow effect.
This card had mist splatters and a dew drop for the "o".
The blue banner is the reverse side of the Aquamarine paper which I embossed.  
Here are the seals. It is a simple 1" circle with a stamped heart.
Did you notice anything that these cards had in common? They use the same papers and stamps. All this was created with just four sheets of paper with lots to spare. 
Be sure to place your order for these great sorbet papers before April is over because that is when the 20% off sale is over.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mom Layouts

Last week, I got some Halloween paper at Hobby Lobby because I don't have Halloween paper. I created this page of my mom and her friends when she was little.
I used the sketch from Crafty Steals (it can be found here). Also,  I used a recipe challenge from a friend on Club CK.

  • Two or three photos of any kind of celebration, could be birthday, Christmas, anniversary, retirement, valentines, fun day at school, any celebration
  • Twine, string or floss
  • Stitching (machine,hand, rub-on, or faux)
  • At least one button or brad
  • Pen or marker

Supplies: cardstock (American Crafts and The Paper Studio), pattern paper (The Paper Studio and Basic Grey), washi tape (Target and Queen & Co.), twine (Timeless Twine), mists (Heidi Swapp) stickers (K & Co. and Glitz Design), electronic die cutter, software and cartridge - Opposites Attract (Cricut), embossing machine and folder (Sizzix), brads (My Mind;s Eye) grommet (We R Memory Keepers) ink (Color Box and Stampabilities), marker( Bic) and pom-pom trim
I am in love with stitching with twine and these simple arrows. 
I add the dots to the word "BAND".I cut "Spooks)out with my Cricut, embossed it, ink it. I love the wiggle eyes in the O's. 
 This last page is of my mom's birthday. I used the About A Girl mini challenge sketch.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (Carta Bella, Fancy Pants and Pink Paislee), mist (Heidi Swapp), washi tape (Studio 112, Studio G, October Afternoon, Queen & Co., and Target) chipboard (Crate Paper), border punches (EK Success) stamp (7 Gypsies), ink (Stampabilities), sticker (The Paper Studio) and pom-pom trim

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Newest Challenge Site

   I am happy to announce that I am a new challenge site design team. It is called Embellish Me Happy. This challenge site is perfect for Project Life, artist tradings cards, cards, layouts, and altered items. Since, it is late in the month we are revealing the PL and regular challenge today.  Check here for the PL challenge.
   The challenge is to create a Monochromatic Layout, or project using any color you like!
You may use a touch of one other color. This color must not be over bearing and take over your main color. 
Plus, the is a twist. Use a stamped image/ Digital on your project.
   This was the first time I ever used a digital stamp. Let me just say I am hooked. I love them because you can re-size it and you always get a crisp image.
I created a beautiful birthday bag that uses my favorite color, blue,
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (My Mind;s Eye), ink: (Stampin' Up!) digital stamp (The Paper Nest Dolls), stamp (Hero Arts), mist (Ranger), twine (Timeless Twine), sticker (Basic Grey), pom-pom trim, glitter,sequins, paper flowers, gift bag, coloring pencils and chalks
I used this stamp. It also comes in rubber. 
I had to add my signature item to this. I love it. Thanks, Heather . 
 Come play along with us for the chance of winning this 

Upload your creations on EMH's blog by May 11th 2013 by 11:59pm EST via Mr. Linky to be in the running for the great sponsor prize.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Birthday Wishes

A friend of mine is celebrating her birthday and wedding anniversary with a challenge on her blog. Her name is Annette Allen and she is a fellow twine-ista from Timeless Twine.
I created a birthday card for my brother next month to enter in her challenge.
Supplies: cardstock (Coredinations), pattern paper (My Minds Eye), twine (Timeless Twine),  washi tape (Target), mist (Heidi Swapp), stamps (Inkadinkado and Imaginisce), ink (Stampabilities),  journal spot (K & CO.) metal pieces (Tim Holtz) and embossing machine and folder (Sizzix)
Happy Birthday Annette.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Winner Time

Today  it is time to announce the winner of the Daisy hop from The Robin's Nest.
Drum roll please...

The lucky commenter is  Lynda Jeffs.
You won a $15 certificate for The Robin's Nest store
Click on my complete profile to email so I can make sure you get you prize. 

Rainy Day Tag

If you are looking for my Timeless Twine post scroll down. 
Today over at ABAC is the start of the second week of April Showers challenge. I created a fun tag that I will either end u using on a scrapbook page.
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper Die Cuts With A View), digital stamp (The Paper Nest Dolls) twine  ( Timeless Twine), dew drops (The Robin's Nest), stickers (Lily Bee Designs), washi tape (October Afternoon), embossing machine and plate (Sizzix), ink (Stampin' Up!) coloring pencils, chalks and sun die cut
Sop by ABAC and like up your April Showers inspired projects.

Mark & Grandma

Today is a Timeless Twine kind of a day. This page is of my grandmother and brother. 
Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio), pattern paper (American Crafts and Echo Park), twine (Timeless Twine), stickers (Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts, and October Afternoon), brads (Joann), eyelet (Recollections), tags (Bella Creations Glitz Design, and Quick Quotes), electronic die-cuter cartridge(lyrical letters) and software (Cricut), ink, (Stampin'Up! and Quick Quotes), stamp (Stampin' Up!) mists (Heidi Swapp), embossing plate and machine (Sizzix), clock face ( The Paper Studio)  
I created a cool title spot on this page.
Cover scrap cardstock with adhesive and cover with twine.
Stamp all over the top.
Place a negative die-cut over twine. 
Love how this came out.
Image of Natural Baker's Twine by Timeless Twine Image of Aqua Blue TIMELESS TWINE™ Image of Olive Green Timeless Twine™
Hope you enjoyed my layout. Have a great day and if you are where it is raining or snowing stay dry and warm.
Check out the Timeless Twine blog to see how I did the twine design.

Monday, April 15, 2013


As many of you know my sweet Buster had been ill for a while with ears problems. On March 9th it go worse. He had an abscess that popped. Since then he has had ear surgery which removed the growths in his ears, instead of the whole canal, and is healing up beautifully. AT the end of the week there will be no more E-collar.
To document this I created this page of him before surgery.
I used sketch #31 from S~N~S.

Supplies: cardstock (Die Cuts With a View), pattern paper (Studio Calico) mist (Heidi Swapp) washi tape (Target), rub-ons (American Crafts) stickers (Studio Calico and Lily Bee Designs) twine (Timeless Twine), eyelet (Recollections), journal tag (Pretty Little Studio), punch (EK Success).
I love  how this page came out. The only thing I didn't like was when I stitched those arrows. I forgot to remove the journaling card behind the photo. Yup, I sewn the long story into the page. So learn from my mistake. Instead of redoing everything I just wrote it again on the back of the page.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sketch #15 Reveal LCOM

If you are looking for my Robin's Nest "Daisy" Hop post click here
Today is Saturday and that means there is a new sketch reveal over at LCOM. The sketch is great. It can be  easily translated to layouts of any size, cards and alter projects.

 I have a simple Christmas page of my mom's teenage years. I stayed close to the sketch but I didn't add the misting.
Supplies: pattern paper (Lily Bee Designs and Simply Stories), gems (Kaiser Craft),stickers (Simple Stories) and a doily.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Daisy Hop with The Robins Nest

   Hi, everyone if you didn't arrive here via Terri Sproul start at the start of the hop and work you way through so you wouldn't miss any of the great projects the design team have made. "Daisy".
   This project might shock some of you since this shadow box is completely different style than I would normally would do.  I started with a shadow box that had the flower pot already on it. It was one I painted before years ago but I out grew the look so I thought it was time to revamp it. 
 Supplies: pattern papers (The Robin's Nest), dew drops (The Robin's Nest), masks (The Crafter's Workshop and I also used a sticker negative), mists ( Heidi Swapp  and I also made some with Smooch paint), inks (Amuse Studio, Close To My Heart, Quick Quotes), stamps (Gel-a-tins), embossing powder (Gel-a-tins)  modeling paste, doily, and pom-pom trim.

 The pink paper is one of the sorbet papers that is the month's special at The Robin's Nest. 
 I love pom-poms and I thought they would add a nice touch to this.
While the paste was still wet I added embossing powder and heat set and dry it all in one motion. It kinds of make the paste bubble and puff up. 
 I smeared paste all over and rubbed inks and misted the whole thing. 
The flower centers are stamped and the flowers were die cut from the sorbet paper.
 The post I covered in paste, added the dew drops and misted while it was still wet. 
Since you survived this long post how does a "Daisy Prize" package sound to one lucky person. It will include Tear drop, paper, and embellishments. Each design team member is giveaway this. There is going to be 1 Grand Prize winner who will get a $25 certificate to The Robin's Nest.

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