Friday, October 31, 2014

Beware! Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween! The boys are excited for trick or treating tonight and the fall parties they will be having at school today too. At school they've coined this month Rocktober and the well behaved classes get to dress up like rock stars. My 2nd grader is ready to be tattooed like Adam Levine, one of his favorite songs is "Moves Like Jagger".  He is also who is getting this card.

I will also be linking this card to Simon Says Stamps anything goes challenge.

I used Distress paints for the background. For the web I used the Tim Holtz shatter stencil dipped in Black soot distress ink and stamped it on the background. My spider is a MFT die brushed with wink of stella and glossy accents. I love the finished look thanks to Kristina Werner for the inspiration 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sweet Frankie

Ok last post for today, I promise! ;-) This card is getting linked to the Simon Says Stamps challenge. They are doing the ever favorite anything goes! I had done some other cards with the same layout give or take. The other cards were done with smaller images (see them here) and I wanted to see if I could pull it off with one large image too. I thought it turned out cute and it gave me my first chance to use my recently purchased Doodle Bug sequins too! :-)

The image is a digi stamp from CC Designs, the sentiment is Close To My Heart, with a Martha Stewart punch on the side. 

Thanks again for the third time today (for some) for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!!

Wish you were here...

Another quick card for Addicted to CAS I used vellum to make the window for the cut out. I wanted the background to be slightly muted so the arrow would stand out. Don't mind the hand my youngest wanted his hand be in the picture, I couldn't resist his sweet smile when he said please! :-)  

Thanks for stopping by for another card! Have a great day!

Sunflower jar

Just a quick post for a card I made and plan to link to the Addicted to CAS blog.

I had another challenge in mind when I made this card, it inspired the flowers, the checkered area and the two tone jar. I had seen a blogger not to long ago color vellum using distress ink and had been wanted to try it for myself. So when I saw the yellow and black glass I though it was a good time to try it. I did give it a little time to dry before putting the card together.

I thought it turned out pretty neat. I like how you can still see through the vellum like it's tinted glass. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teenage Frankie

 Hello again for the second time today! I told you I'd show the third card I'd made during the virtual craft session today. I will add this card to the Simon Says Wednesday challenge, shown below.

I colored this big headed Frankie from MakeItCrafty and thought he turned out so cute. His bolts remind me of big head phones, so I thought he'd be perfect for my teenager.

I hope my teenager digs him as much as I do! 
I will also adding this to the Shopping our Stash blog for their Halloween theme this week.

 Thanks for stopping by or for stopping by again for some! :-) This will be the last for today!
Have a great day!


 Today I was a busy girl and made 3 cards while on a Skype session with a friend that moved to NC! Funny thing is I think the both of us got more cards today on our video session than  we ever did sitting in the same room! :-) Anyways... With that being said I tried to focus my card making on the Lawnscaping Challenge.

So I went to working on my card. I recently had seen a pin on pinterest and thought it was a great sketch. So I used that as my starting point and picked the stamp set I wanted to use. This is what I came up with...

I liked how it turned out and had fun making it so I decided to make a second card using the same sketch and stamp set.

Lawnscaping facebook inspiration team is having a DT call and I've already entered in 2 of my cards. I'm going to add the top card into the DT call as well. Fingers crossed, I hope they like what they see!!

I know I mentioned 3 cards, so there is one missing from this post! There will be another post with it soon. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Monday, October 20, 2014


Here is my card for the CCC challenge. My card went to Lucille in CO this month which who sent me a card last month. This month I decided to follow the color palette and use the Halloween theme.

I like the colors still the show with what could be a monochromatic card. Here is what I came up with...

The black cardstock and pattern paper are from Recollections. I used a die from MFT for the window and colored the background with distress inks (Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves). The sentiment is from a Halloween collection by Recollections. After I put everything together I decided I didn't want a fully black spider web, so I used my white Wink of Stella glitter over it. 

 Thanks for stopping by! Have an Awesome day!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Birthday

I made a card today using  mostly Lawn Fawn items for a fall birthday card. I will add this to the Lawnscaping challenge. 

I will also add this to the color challenge at My Favorite Things.

My friends birthday is Friday so I thought a fall theme would be perfect although I was very tempted to do a Halloween theme. :-)  I pulled out some Lawn Fawn papers from last years release, I love the patterns and colors in the pack!

In addition to the Lawn Fawn papers I also used some of their twine, stamps, dies and a sequin from the fall themed package. I love those leaves with the stitching! The brads are from American Crafts and the inks I used were Memento Luxe.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hello Coffee!

 Hello again! Second post today. These cards were made using the October card kit from Simon Says Stamp. I made these cards with the challenge my friends and I give each other every 2 weeks, to help each other to keep using our stash! Some time I just need the extra nudge... Our them this time around is to make at least 2 cards with 1 stamp set. I thought the first card might work with Addicted to CAS challenge theme...

Card #1

I used distress ink with the splatter stencil from Tim Holtz for my coffee rings. Although it does slightly make me think of a cow print, but I think that is mostly because of the color choice! I add some of the sequins included in the kit and a little bit of brown glitter glue from Recollections on the coffee. 

Card number #2...

On this card I just used copics to color in my mugs and coffee, then added some glossy accents to make the coffee look liquidy (I know it's not a real word, but I'm using it anyway!) I think this is my favorite of the two, mostly because these are the colors I'm drawn to more.

Thank for stopping by!

Hello Friend

Hello everyone! I'm posting a card to day that I am adding to the Lawnscaping challenge. The challenge this time around is to use pattern paper. This is a great challenge for me as I have tons of pattern paper, but tend to hoard it! I know this is probably the same story for many of us! Hopefully this challenge will help to inspire me to use more of the paper, before the end of the challenge. 

Here is my card...

I used the LawnFawn set that was exclusive to SimonSays Stamp for Stamptember. It is such a cute set I felt that I couldn't pass it up, so it was a self indulgent birthday present!;-) Used some pattern paper from MME that I received an a Simon Says Stamp card kit a while back.

I created a second card using this set since the little challenge I do with friends was to make at least 2 cards with 1 stamp set. Here is card number two...

For this one I just selectively cut out the center square for the birds and sentiment. Stamped the feathers on the outer frame and colored all the images with copic markers. Added a little green cardstock for a border between frames and finished it with a little clear Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Big thanks!

 Just a quick little post this morning. Today is world card making day and also my sons birthday party, so I won't get much time to participate today. First I just wanted to share the card I made for my sons birthday (which was actually yesterday). 

I love the Lawn fawn critters they are so stinkin' cute! 

I've also made another card with a couple of challenges in mind. One challenge is the color combo from My Favorite Things. Love the fall colors! I don't have the exact colors but I went as close as I could.

The other challenge I had in mind was CASe this Sketch

All stamps and inks used are from Close to my Heart, and yes this is the same stamp set form the kit that I used here and here. I'm loving this set! I also have another ides for the sketch planned out, so I'm hoping that I can get it done and posted... maybe today... ? Only time will tell. 

 As for time I need to go add some chocolate icing to the cupcakes. Not many kids like the cupcake with out it. ;-) 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Anniversary

 Today I'm sharing a card that I will be adding to Muse Challenge #87.  Here is the muse card for this challenge...

I liked the colors and design so I used an interpretation of both for my card. 

My leafy sprig wasn't very long so I had to do some selective stamping to make it a little longer. Since I wasn't to sure how well I would do I didn't stretch to far into the middle. Once I was done with the left side I thought the right was to bare so I added a few on that side as well. I also wanted to use an embossing folder to since I hadn't in a while. 
The leafy sprigs (CTMH) and sentiment (Hero Arts) were stamped in Pistachio (Memento Luxe), while the berries (CTMH) were stamped using Morocco (Memento Luxe) then I added some orange stickles to make them sparkle. I'm loving the stamp set the sprigs and berries are from, I've used another from the same set in my Thankful for you card

Oh and I decided to try my hand at adding this to Virginia's View challenge. I thought it would be a nice addition the Clean and Simple challenge she is having this month. I've been wanting to play along and this card seemed like a good first try!

Thanks for stopping by!

* The Close to my Heart (CTMH) stamps I used came from this Workshop on the go kit