Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Be Funky!

Hello all! Just wanted to get up a quick card - I am coming in right under the wire again over at The Play Date Cafe.  I couldn't help it  - I just HAD to play with the colors they threw out last week.  You would think that Navy, Mustard and Hot Pink just wouldn't go together - but it was a ton of fun to play with!  Here is mine - love this little owl from Unity's August KOM - and the sentiment was the perfect fit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Basic Grey (June Bug), Coredinations
Ink: Ancient Page, Distress Ink

Monday, August 30, 2010

h{ippity} Hop - Love, Hope, Joy

Hello everyone and happy Monday!
Time for the h{ippity} hop!  For a complete list of hoppers please go here.

Today's card is one that I did for last months Verve challenge over at SCS.  The flourish is from Regal Greetings which you can find for sale here.  I accented the flourish with some half pearls.  I just got a couple of Tim Holtz's Distress Ink's and I am lovin' the new colors he has!  That new red is just awesome! They will not move far from my hands I am sure!

Thanks for stopping by!

 Don't forget to go check out what the other hoppers have done - There is always some good eye candy on this hop!

Stamps: {ippity}, MSE
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: AC Cardstock, Dcwv, Coredinations
Half Pearls

Friday, August 27, 2010

FWF - Butterfly

Hello and happy Friday all!  Another weekend here to enjoy!  After a week of not much mojo - and boy have I heard about it - I did get this card done for Verve's challenge over at SCS.

I have had these gorgeous Martha Stewart butterflies to glitter up for it seems like forever.  Everytime I go to play with them they never seem to go with what I am doing.  It is amazing what can be done with some double sided adhesive!   I stamped my own paper with tumbled glass distress ink and a backgrounder stamp with a Unity flower.  Here is my inspiration pic.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep your eye out for the blinkie - you could be winning some Unity goodness! For a complete list of hoppers check out here.

Stamps: Unity, CHF
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: AC Cardstock, Coredinations
MS Butterfly and glitter, Ribbon

Friday, August 20, 2010

FWF - Moments

Happy Friday - weekend is here! (almost)

Friday means it is Friends with Flair day! For a complete list of everyone participating please check here

Todays card was made using the Jan '10 KOM and I tought the sentiment was soo perfect.  (If you are looking for past kits - I got mine here.)  I also decided to play around with the scrunchy ribbon I have been seeing everywhere :-)  It was easier to do than expected but I don't know how the staying power is going to be - I think my ribbon was too heavy - it is popping off a little in places. 

The sketch is from CPS and the colors from ColourQ

Don't forget to go check around to find the blinkie - you could win some Unity goodness!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: AC Cardstock, Bazzill

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thought of You.....

Hi All - just a quick post - I am really getting this in under the wire at Play Date cafe's challenge of brown, green and beige! ;-) The sketch is from CardPatterns.

Ok - that's it for now! Thanks for stoping by!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Basic Grey, Coredinations
Ink: Ancient Page
Buttons, Crystals, DMC Floss

Monday, August 16, 2010

H{ippity} Hop - Mistletoe

Happy Monday!!! It is time for the h{ippity} hop today - for a complete list of hoppers go over and check out the {ippity} blog.
This card was done for the Verve Anni-verve-sary release challenge. If you haven't been over to Verve's blog or SCS check either of them out - There are sneak peeks of the new release happening all week and the sets are going to be fab! If you play along with the sketches you have the chance of winning some goodies  so go check it out!
I love the little Christams set that was in the first release - but seeing as I didn't get into {ippity} until after the first of the year, I certainly did not feel like inking up anymore x-mas stamps.  But I saw them sitting there so lonely and decided to break down and use them ( A little snow would feel nice in the middle of all this heat!) As always if you like this set it is available here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: ippity
Ink: Ancient Page, SU Markers
Paper: SEI, Coredinations
Spellbinders, EK Success Border Punch, Stickles

Sunday, August 15, 2010

One of a kind

Hello all! Well - I have gotten in some crafty time this weekend and put this together for the Get Sketchy challenge, Embellish challenge and the Cards Magazine challenge. The handmade flowers were easy-peasy to do - I punched out about 6 pieces of lighter weight paper  with a scalloped hole punch, punched a hole in the center and inserted a brad. After the brad was in, I scrunched up each layer - Easy and cute.  I came across a couple tutorials showing this technique one day as I was surfing the blogs and don't remember where I had saw them.

I also wanted to share this card done for the Verve Anni-verve-sary Release Week Challenges. Go check out the SCS forum, Julee has posted 5 sketches to play along with for a chance to win some Verve-y goodness.  I used Maureen's Wild Card Color Challange as my colors - I have been wanting to play along with some of the color combos.  I figured this would be the perfect time seeing as she is the Guest Diva for August!

Thanks for stopping by!

One of a Kind
Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Coredinations, Kraft from Michaels

Song in my Heart
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Distress ink, Colorbox
Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill
Spellbinders, BG Ribbon, EK Success Border Punch

Friday, August 13, 2010

FWF - A little bit of Christmas

Hello and happy Friday the 13th!

 After realizing it was Fri. the 13th I should've done halloween cards - but I am stuck with Christmas ones instead! ;-)

These little minis are done for the Caardvarks challenge.

I love how quick and easy they were to do!  The center circles, after running them through the Spellbinders die - i ran through my Xyron and covered them with glass microbeads to give them a frosty (pun intended) look.  I thought that the christmas circle from one of my Unity KOM's were perfect for this - (I was lucky enough to pick up this older kit here - I think she is running a sale too!) love that little snowman!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to keep your eye out for the blinkie! You could be the happy winner of some Unity rubber! For a full list of participants - check out the Unity blog!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Basic Grey(Green pattern) DCWV (Blue pattern), Coredinations
Ink: Colorbox
Ribbon, Spellbinders, MS Glass Beads

Monday, August 9, 2010

Rock my World and Back to School

This is my second post for today - For my H{ippity} Hop post please scroll down.

Since I was up early in the morning this weekend I was able to play a bit more than normal. So I played with a few sketches and challenges.  Stamptacular's challenge this week was something for the boys - for some reason I always think rock music when I think of boys.  Don't ask me why - I know rock music isn't only for boys - heck I like rock music! But anyway - I dug out this way cool jukebox from an old Unity KOM cause I thought it looked boy-ish.  I colored it up using my prisma colored pencils and smooch (to give it that old time plastic light look) stickled bubbles around it for more color and heat embossed the sentiment with Zing glitter EB powder.  It all makes for a very sparkly card - so maybe it is more Disco than Rock  - lol!   I laid it out using the sketch from CPS added the brads at the bottom and done! This is also for OCC's Embossing challenge. Fun, fun, fun to do!

I also played along with All things Unity back to school challenge, and CAS-tastic's Case a DT Member (which was Deb - find here gorgeous creation here.)  This one was quick and easy using a schoolhouse from Unity and numbers from "Life's Little Moments" by {ippity}. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Rock my World
Stamps: Unity
Paper: Cordinations, Staples
Ink: Ancient Page
Smooch, Stickles, Brads from TPS, Cuttlebug EB Folder

Back to School
Stamps: Unity, ippity
Paper: Kraft from Michaels
Ink: Ancient Page
Colored Pencils, Smooch, Ribbon, hemp twine,
Spelbinders, MS scoring board

H{ippity} Hop - Faith

Good Morning fellow hoppers! Monday means it is time for most people to head back to work - and more importantly - it's time for h{ippity} hop!

This morning I have a card that was done using Verve' Friday Challange over at SCS - if you haven't checked it out - i recommend it - the sketch's are fab and the inspiration is insane!

I love this little saying from the "Faith Blooms" set - and it does have an inside portion as well to finish the sentiment. 

And here is the pic that inspired me (well one of them at least - this was not the first pic that got me started.  This card went through three incarnations before I settled on something I was happy with!)
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to stop at the rest of the hoppers today - You can find the full list here.

Stamps: {ippity}
Paper: AC Cardstock
Ink: Colorbox
Cuttlebug EB Folder, crystals, Spellbinders

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summertime and Birthday Wishes

Hello all, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I have been able to carve out a little bit of crafty time, Yeah!! So I thought I would show you what I have been up to.

This card is for No time to Stamp #151, PPC #24, and Clean and Simple #102 - I love when a project does double (even triple) duty! This one was super simple and fast using Unity's July KOM.

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Colorbox
Paper: AC Cardstock

This was another fast card, using an Alphabet Monogram from MSE and stamps from my Unity June KOM  - Lots of fun stamps in that kit! I love how the glitter sparkles in the sunlight. This one is for the Cards Magazine challenge of a summer themed card.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what is left of the weekend!

Stamps: MSE, Unity
Ink: Colorbox, Palette glue pad
Paper: AC Cardstock
MS Glitter

Saturday, August 7, 2010

No Caged Birds

Well I got my mojo going and got a card for the Embellish Challenge done. It's kinda been rolling around in my mind for the last week, so I finally got it finished.

I used Unity's Brave Girl set - Love this image and sentiment.  I didn't know if I loved this set when I saw it but I have to say it is very versitile and I have used waaay more then I expected to!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: Basic Grey, Bazzill, Coredinations
Ink: Ancient Page, Distress ink
Ribbon, Basic Grey Chipboard heart, Pearl pin

Friday, August 6, 2010

FWF - Special Message

Hello and happy Friday! That means it is time for friends with flair - as if being Friday wasn't great enough!

This is a special card that is going out to my Grandma (who I know is going to check in early this morning!) This is the digital version of a hug for you to check out whenever you need Gram! 

The Play Date Cafe has the wonderful colors I used as a challenge - and this week it is colors inspired by the Italian countryside.  Oh, how I would love to go there!

Don't forget to check out all the other FWF ladies in search of that blinkie - could mean some rubber in your future!  If you need the full list just check out the Unity blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: SEI, Coredinations
Ink: Colorbox
Spellbinders, Half pearls

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blossom Mojo Style

Hello All - Happy Hump Day! Half way through to the weekend WoooHooo!!!

I Love this Basic Grey paper I used for the background and have been itching to use it since I got it.  I have been trying to be better about actually USING the stuff I get instead of putting it away for that "special" project.  No sense in getting if if you aren't going to use right?!? 

I used the Mojo Monday sketch from Verve and the colors from ColourQ.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Verve
Paper: Basic Grey, AC Cardstock
Ink: Ancient Page
Flowers from SEI and Prima, Cuttlebug EB Folder
EK Success Border punch, Button, Half Pearls

Monday, August 2, 2010

{Hippity} Hop - A Good Book

Hello my fellow {hippity} hoppers! I hope everyone had a good weekend and are prepared for the upcoming week!

Today I have a very simple card I did for two challenges Simplicity's  One Layer Wednesday and Bling it up for CAS-tastic Challenges.

I so love the look of simple when I see what everyone else does - but I find it so hard to do myself.  I always feel that since I am making the card that every cool thing I have ever learned/done has to be presented on one card.  It almost seems like cheating to stamp simply and leave it - know what I mean!?!? I used Smooch on the butterfly from Book's a Flutter to give him a little shimmer, a little blingy thing behind him and that is the sum total of what I did to this card.  Lots of fun - easy and fast! 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go visit all of my other fellow hoppers - for a full list go here.

Stamps: {ippity}
Paper: Kraft from Michaels
Ink: Ancient Page, Smooch
Bling from Michaels

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop! Verve turns three today and we’re celebrating with a hop, hop, hop! If you've already been hopping along, you arrived here from Teresa’s blog. If not, head on over to Julee's Blog (owner of Verve), for all the info on how to win prizes (after all, what's a party without presents?), and to start hopping from the beginning. If there's a hiccup along the hop, you can always head to the Master Hop List to get the full list of links.


I made this anniversary card using Verve’s Budding Blossoms and the sentiment from Anniversary Birds (and Verve’s colors!).  I love the fact that the Budding Blossoms set is sooo versatile! I colored in the flower using my prismacolor pencils (my favorite!) inked around the edges of the Spellbinders label – that has been a favorite technique of mine lately! 
I used the sketch from the SCS Verve challenge – I thought that would be appropriate :) As we are working our way around the house this year for inspiration (master bedrooms this month) Amber was nice enough to open up the inspira4231813588180Ption a little further to an entire web site.  Good thing – I saw this paper and knew  I wanted to use it for this blog hop! Here is my inspiration from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Thanks for hopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Ramona's blog, for a little more Verve-y goodness.

Stamps: Verve
Ink: Colorbox, Ancient Page
Paper: SEI, Bazzill, Coredinations
Glitter, Ribbon, Spellbinders, Half Pearls