Thursday, November 19, 2009

i am an idiot...

ok...been a crazy usual...but still...CRAZEEEEEEE!  anywho!  i forgot to post some more info about this weeks Simply Scrapping challenge...well...the twist is to use paper ruffles on a border!  if you go back down to my previous post you'll see my ruffled paper in the bottom left corner!  I actually had made the card...then remembered what the twist was and spent sooooo much time agonizing over where it should go!  but i made it work!  now it's your turn!  head over to Simply Scrapping and give us your take on it! 

in other news...I'm so EXCITED!  My two most dearest gal pals arrive tomorrow!  and then we take scrappy classes all day together on Saturday!  I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

glimmer and stickles and grunge...oh my!

Hello dahlings!  ok...quick post...been having upload issues this post is going up a little earlier than it "should" be...this card is my sample for tomorrow's (Wednesday's) Simply Scrapping sketch challenge!  I've tried so many times to get it to upload for the host of tomorrow's challenge, and failed miserably...that I'm going to go ahead and put it here...BUT...I'm not going to tell you the twist or show you the actual sketch until guess away...see how close you get!  I've got multiple layers of grunge...two colors of stickles...two colors of glimmer goes:

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey; Grungepaper - Tim Holtz Idea-ology; cardstock - bazzil; Stamps - Studio 490: Art of Making it Merry and Ticket to Art, Sentiment by Verve: Holly Jolly; Ink - STAZON: Timber Brown, CTMH: Desert Sand, Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Fired Brick; Stickles - Holly, Gold; Glimmer Mist - Peppermint Stick, English Ivy; Ribbon: Unknown; Glossy Accents (as adhesive)

On a side note...I recently completed my collection of Distress Stickles (I"M SO HAPPY!)...but...haven't used the new colors yet (other than Rock Candy of course) prepare yourselves...I may be going wonky with grunginess here soon!  WOOHOO!  Smoochies!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

i'm hearing jingle bells!

It's kind of funny...everyday for the past week my daughter has asked if it's time to put up Christmas decorations...and everyday I tell her NO!!!!!!!  I have to at least see Thanksgiving before I start putting up Christmas decorations!  But as I work on these Christmas the title says...I'm hearing jingle bells and wondering about snow (not that I will see any here in South Carolina...thankfully so...but every once in a blue moon...I think snow wouldn't be that bad!) here is my next card...created for the Viva la Verve November #1 challenge...the twist was to follow the 1, 2, 3 formula (one embellie (stickles don't count), 2 colors of cardstock (allowed an additional neutral), and three stamps.  The sketch had me stumped for a little bit...but once I got rolling I was happy!  I was also incredibly happy to use my Copics on this first card with copics!!!!!  I take the Copic 101 class on Saturday with two of my dearest gal this is just playtime for now! 

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey: Wassail; Cardstock - Bazzil; Stamps - Verve: O Christmas Tree, Poinsettia Christmas; Ink - Memento Black Tuxedo; Copics- RR27, R29, G09, Y17; Glitz Stickles - Champagne; Ribbon - Reasonable Ribbon

and the Christmas card rush is on!

Ok...I've worked on Christmas cards here or there the past few months...but now it's time to kick it into gear!  After my 3 weeks of non-scrapping...I'm excited to get to play in some more challenges!  Today will be a Verve-centric challenge kind of day I think.  (Plus I have so many Verve stamp sets that I haven't used yet!  and they are all holiday stamps!)  I haven't played in any of the VLV challenges for that's where I start.  The twist is "cracked glass" (thick layers of embossing that you then bend and crack to achieve the idea of cracked glass).  I inked after I cracked my embossing to highlight some of the cracks:

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH; Stamps - Verve: O Christmas Tree; Ink - Distress Ink: Pine Needles, Peeled Paint, Shabby SHutters, Walnut Stain; Embossing - UTEE Clear; Ribbon - unknown

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fashonista Fantastic Friday!

Hey dolls!  It's FRIDAY!!!!!!  Yippeeeee!  and since it's Friday, it's also time for Fashionista Friday #11 over at the Shoe!    What's even better?  This weeks Fashionista challenge is sponsored by Erica at Paper Craftin' with Erica with The Angel Company...and man oh the prize delish!  So make sure you go by...check out the challenge...complete the challenge...and get yourself entered! This week's challenge is sketch inspired (sketch by my gal Tanisha!).  The sketch is for a LO...but I'm feeling the Christmas Card I adjusted it to create a card! Here it is:

Supplies:  Cardstock - Bazzil; Paper - My Mind's Eye: Wonderful Winter; Stamps - Verve: Christmas in the Air; Cuttlebug Snoflake embossing folder; Ribbon and bling unknown

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

and I'm back in the game!

Sort of!  But I actually completed some challenges today that had absolutely NOTHING to do with DT assignments!  I'm so excited!  and it's still I'm hoping to get some more done!  I based my card on Mercy's Tuesday sketch and then took a peek at a couple of other challenges going on to see if there was something that would spark my mojo...and man oh man did I find some! 

Pile It On #23 - use leaves
The Pink Elephant #40 -  Be Thankful
Color Throwdown #68 - red, orange, yellow, dark neutral

Paper: Basic Grey Indian Summer; Cardstock: CTMH, Bazzil; Stamps: CTMH - Flourished Blessings; Ink: CTMH - Cranberry, Sunflower, Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate; Bookplate - CTMH; Pearls - Recollections; Ribbon - Unknown

It's Wednesday already???

Woohooo!  Getting closer to the weekend!  Hope everyone is having a happy middle of the week!  I am actually at home today due to a sick kiddo.  It's been raining non-stop for over 24 hours...woohooo Hurricane Ida! 
Anyways...on to the purpose of my post...if it's Wednesday...that means it's a new challenge day over at Simply Scrapping!  This weeks card challenge is sketch based with a twist.  The twist is that everything (except sentiment) must be in 3's (3 CS, 3 PP, 3 Images, etc) is the sketch:
Here is my take on the sketch and the challenge:

I used 3 different Patterned papers (all from the Basic Grey Indian Summer line).  Stamps by Verve (Harvest Blessings).  Ink by CTMH (Tulip, Purple Pansy, Vineyard Berry).  The ribbon is from my stash.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!  I hope to be back later with more to share!


and time for Fall School Pictures!  It's been sooooo long (it seems) since I have been able to really devote time to creating things...and this LO took me two days...and I'm really happy with it!  It's based on one of Judy's sketches over at Simply Scrapping.  My end goal is to have one page for each school picture...starting with Spring of 2009!  ( kiddo is in 4th grade I've missed a few...but I only got into card making in the Spring of 2008 and into creating layouts in the Fall of 2008). Here it is:

Paper: CTMH - Notebook, Grungepaper; Cardstock - CTMH, Bazzil; Bling - Prima (Say it in Crystals, Say it in Pearls), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Snow Angel), Distress Stickles - Broken China; Stamps: CTMH - Remember This; Studio 490 - Nature's Art, Dimensional Rose Art; Stickers - CTMH; Ink - STAZON Timber Brown, Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Walnut Stain, Broken China; Thickers; Ephemera: Making Memories; Flowers: Making Memories

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Woohoo it's SATURDAY!

and my last day of my crazy work schedule! (FOR!  I'm so excited!  I have had an absolute blast working with this group of folks for my part in our Outage...but I'll be happy to get back to my regular schedule...which includes regularly scheduled scrappy goodness time!!!  Hope to share more with you tonight!
Oh...and lest I forget...


Monday, November 2, 2009


It's amazing how fast the time if flying these days!  If I'm not at work...I'm at home thinking about work!  My creative urge is rapidly turning into an obsession...yet I have had no time to really work on anything!  Oh well, that's just how it goes sometimes!  Well...for my first post of's time for my October faves!  Here they are in no particular order:
1.  My Gypsy!!!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! (even if I haven't gotten to use it as much as I would have liked!)
2.  Verve stamps latest releases...fantabulous Christmas sets!  AND...more importantly...their "Believe" set.  Verve is donating $10 from every "Believe" set sold to the Susan G. Komen foundation...definitely a worthwhile purchase!
3.  My Mind's Eye Christmas paper packs...DELISH!  (I am unable to find a picture online of their latest Christmas packs...but I'll get some more info up when I get home tonight)
4.  Scrapping classes!  This is more of a future fave...but I was so excited to recently secure a seat in some classes coming up later this best gal pals will be joining me at them!  THAT ROCKS!
5.  last but not least...

My Longhorns are kicking butt and taking's hoping they finish out the season in the same fashion!