Sunday, October 24, 2010

hit and miss

I've made 4 cards (so far) this weekend...2 I like...2 I'm not a huge fan of...sometimes getting scrappy is hit and miss.  Each card begins with all the right intentions (and sometimes with no clue what it's going to end up looking like) but the end product isn't always what we hoped.  Oh well...that's life when you have a hobby like this!  It has taken me awhile at times to accept that not everything I make is going to be something I'm happy with.  But that's is in the eye of the maybe someone else will like the card...even if I'm not thrilled. are two more cards for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge at Splitcoast.  This one is for the Ribbons challenge:

and this one is for the Girls in Pink challenge:

ok...almost football time, lots o'laundry to do, so maybe I'll scrap in between loads!  

Ribbons - Sentiment: Verve; Cardstock - Bazzil; Nestabilities - Fancy Tags; Diamond Stickles; Ribbon - unknown; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Girls - Image: Inkadinkdado; Ink - Ranger Archival in Coffee; Paper and Cardstock - SEI; Bling - Recollections; Flowers - Prima; Ribbon - unknown; SU Ticket Punch 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

you're the best (and sweet too!)

wooohooo!  two-fer day!  got two cards done before the football game!  (HOOK EM HORNS!).  this is another card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges - HYCCT13 Don't Be a Square.  thankfully I had some scalloped circle cards that I had purchased back in February at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour.  I have very little talent when it comes to making a shaped card...can't ever get the circle or flower or whatever to work out size wise.  So thankfully I had a pre-made base to work from! to run around crazy to get cleaned up before the game!  Hopefully I'll be back post-game to get some more cards made!

Supplies: Paper - CTMH, Cardstock - CTMH; Scalloped card - The Paper Cut; Ink - Antique Linen distress ink, Ranger Archival in Coffee; Sentiment - Verve; Ribbon - gingham from really reasonable ribbon, satin - unknown

you're an amazing...sketch

yes...totally lame title for a blog post...but i'm still working on getting the mojo flowing today!  sometimes you have to force the mojo.  that's the problem i've had this week, no mojo and nothing working to get it this morning i pretty much forced myself to make a card.  and you know what?  it worked!  i can feel the scrappy mojo motor starting to run!  woohoo!  i am way behind on the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at Splitcoast, and i would love to try and get caught up (or at least close!) this weekend!  this card is for the HYCCT challenge #18 - Vintage.  I love playing with vintage...but it was slow in coming to then I went sketch hunting...and came across a fab simple sketch over at Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenges (WMSC20).  here is my card:

now i'm off to tempt fate and see if I can get some more cards done!  woohoo!  hope you are having a wonderful-scrappy weekend!

Supplies: Paper - Prima, Cardstock - CTMH, Stamps - Hero Arts, Ink - Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Antique Linen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic - E000, E00, E02, E50, E51, E55, RV91, RV93, RV95, B91, B93, B95, Spica - black, Pearls - Queen&Co, lace and tag - unknown

Sunday, October 17, 2010

embrace imperfection...or something like that!

morning all!  hope you are having a fabulous weekend!  had a great day of football yesterday...lots of good games, and the upsets were so much fun!  anyways...on to the reason for today's post.  i recently bought a 7gypsies binderie...and pulled it out this weekend to play.  it came with a cutie little book to get you started...and here is what the cover was as it came out of the package...

now i love the black and of my favorite combos...but it just wasn't quite what i is what i ended up with

i started by cutting a piece of grungepaper to the same size as the cover...used a tim holtz mask and distress ink to get the base done.  i then stamped the entire piece with a large background stamp, stamped a clock face on clear cardstock and then layered the clock with some idea-ology parts; finished it off with some metal book corners and a grunge flower.

oh snap! better mention the fact that this was created with the Simon Says Stamp and Show your metal challenge in mind!

Hope you have a fantastic Sunday!

Supplies: grungepaper; distress inks - broken china, brushed corduroy, peeled paint; tim holtz mask from timeworks set (idea-ology); game spinners, gear, paper clip and corners all from idea-ology; adirondack paint dabber in juniper; stamps - studio 490, embrace imperfection from tim holtz (stampers anonymous), CTMH - Make it count set (clock); ranger archival ink in black and coffee; distress stickles in peeled paint; clear cardstock by heartfelt creations; maya road kraft tag

Friday, October 15, 2010

FF#51...have a holiday!

holiday...sounds divine...thankfully i'll be having one at the end of this month!  can't wait!  real quick post this evening...been not so fab the past few days so i'm way behind on some projects and very excited to get to work on them!  this week's Fashionista Friday challenge at  If The Shoe Fits...Scrap it! is a holiday for the holidays!  anything for any holiday!  WOOHOO!  here is the tag I created:

off to get inky!  have a blast!

Supplies: Stamps - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous; Ink - Barn Door, (can't remember which green), antique linen, walnut stain, black soot; Distress Embossing Powder - Black Soot; Zing embossing powder - gold; Flowers - Prima; Filstrip Ribbon by Idea-ology; Ribbon - from my stash

Monday, October 11, 2010

is it really CAS?

a clean and simple card that is?  well...i'll let you see the card and then i'll explain!  LOL!

so here's the deal...i went on to Splitcoast to see what the newest Hope You Can Cling To challenge was...and woohoo!  the challenge is titled Happy Flowers...the idea is to make your own paper the first thing that came to mind was a lollipop flower...well i also started checking out the clean and simple challenge at SCS...the theme was Crinkle...well that works perfectly with my flower then I needed a I hit up the clean&simple blog and lo and behold...they had one!  PERFECT!  so then i started making my flower...and it just grew and grew!  LOL!  it ended up being so big!  now personally I LOVE IT!  well when it came time to put the card together...all of the cardstock I had trimmed for the card base...seemed almost too small...but i ran with it anyways.  so now my flower takes up 1/2 the card!  (and forced me to very loosely interpret the sketch at clean&simple).  so...does this still make it Clean and Simple???  I decided it did...and have decided to enter it at clean&simple FTL111 challenge and in the CAS88 at SCS.  so there...that's my story and i'm sticking to it!  HEEHEE!

Supplies: Paper - CTMH; Cardstock - CTMH; Sentiment - Verve; Ink - Ranger Archival in Coffee; Tattered angels glimmer mist in Iridescent Gold; ribbon and button from my stash; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Snow Cap

Sunday, October 10, 2010

holiday gift notebook...with a Moxie twist!

wow...almost had a moment...a senior moment...i've been slowly but surely working my way through the Moxie Fab Holiday Cards & More week challenges...and I almost forgot to get one posted!  ACKKK!  I would have kicked myself!  I worked on this a week or so ago...and I had set it aside to let the stickles dry...and thankfully remembered today...that it needed to be photo'd and posted!  This project was created for the Season's Giftings challenge...I have a friend (who shall remain know who you are!) who gets incredibly distracted this holiday time of holiday after another straight into THE holiday...she can never get holiday cards mailed or keep track of who she needs gifts for vs. who she has already bought gifts here is my gift to her:

Each section is tabbed off with ribbon and labeled for cards, presents, parties, food, etc.  plenty of pages so it should last a season or two!  if not...well...altering notebooks is a lot of fun...maybe i can be convinced to keep on giving!

now...since my posts are scattered throughout...if you are interested in looking, here are links to the projects I created for all of the Holiday Week and more challenges for Moxie Fab World that I played in:

All Wrapped Up challenge
Jolly Holiday Greetings challenge
Decor to Make the Season Bright challenge
and you are on the page for the Season's Giftings challenge!

Have a Moxie-fab rest of your Sunday!  Time for TITANS FOOTBALL!!!!!

Supplies for notebook: Composition book - walmart; Paper - Jovial by Basic Grey; Cardstock - Kraft, American Crafts; Letters - Thickers by American Crafts; Ribbon - Pure Color; Stickles - Diamond, Holly, Candy Cane

celebrate today

back again!  woohoo!  on a card roll today!  another card for Hope You Can Cling To (Fab Flower Power) challenges at Splitcoast!  The idea was have at least one flower you made yourself.  My flowers are made from grungepaper, inked with distress inks and stamped with Studio 490 stamps.  The number background stamp was inspired by Simon Says Stamp and Show your numbers challenge, the color palette (orange and brown) and the little flowers came from Cupcake Inspirations challenge #80. that I've got all of that in is my card: and running again...Titans play at hopefully I'll be celebrating a win later today!

Supplies: Paper - Kraft and Grungepaper; Stamps - Studio 490; Inks - Distress Inks in Broken China, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint, Ranger Archival in Black and Coffee; Snaps - Sewing basket; Jute - Westrim Crafts; button and beads - unknown


good morning!  well...what's left of the morning part!  been up since the wee i had time to get a card started and finished early today!  Created this card for Hope You Can Cling To #10 at Splitcoast, using the Mojo Monday sketch #159 (MOJO159).  I love sketches!  There are days I can just design my own card completely from base up...and other times I need the sketch to get it going!

Lots of football today...hopefully my team wins!  Go TITANS!  until later!

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey, Cardstock - Kraft; Image and sentiment - The Greeting Farm; Copic - E00, E11, E13, E50, E53, E94, E25, V12, V15, V17, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y15, Y17; Memento Tuxedo Black, STAZON cotton white; Flower - Prima; Ribbon - Pure Color; Spica - Blossom, Lemon

Saturday, October 9, 2010

what costume?

so this card i made is totally based off of a t-shirt that my husband has that says "this is my costume."  it's his answer to Halloween!  So when i was peeking about at challenges going on...the Simon Says Stamp challenge with a theme of Halloween had me giggling...have this lovely stamp from The Greeting Farm...and I figured...why not??  have a little fun!  to top it all off...used the fab sketch over at Club Anya Saturday Sketch challenge! how a plan comes together! for some family time!  Will definitely have a post at some point this weekend as a review of a new paper trimmer I have...had some issues with my paper trimmer and went in a different direction today...plan on filling you all in later!  Have a fab Saturday!

Supplies: Paper - Recollections; Cardstock - American Crafts;  Punch - Fiskars lace; Image - The Greeting Farm; Copic - E000, E00, E11, E71, E74, E79, E93, YR12, YR15, YR16, C1, C3, C5, C0, 110, E51, E53, E50; Memento Tuxedo Black; Nestabilities Standard Circles; Pearls - Queen&Co; 7Gypsies paper tape

Friday, October 8, 2010

go Pink!

because pink is oh so fab!  heehee!  ok...VERY quick to have some family movie night time...but...I GOT THEM ALL DONE!  The Verve Release Week Challenges that is!  The last...but definitely not least...Sketch #5!  So happy!  as I mentioned in my previous's been close to if not over a year since I tried to clear the Verve release hurdle...and TAH DAH!  I DID IT!  woohoo!  even better...this card helps contribute to the Hope You Can Cling To cause at Splitcoaststampers!  The challenge over there was twine...and to use it in a non-normal I stitched with it...and let me tell you...likely to never happen again!  LMAO!  Here's my card: for some fun fam movies...Harry Potter perhaps???  Or Percy Jackson maybe???  ahhh...the suspense!  Have a fab friday!

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH, Paperbag; Sentiment - Verve; Flower - Prima; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots; Ink - Ranger Archival in Coffee; Pearls - Queen&Co; Jute - Westrim Crafts; Ribbon - unknown

Have yourself a...

Merry Christmas!  (too soon???)  LOL!  Created this card to keep up with the fabuloso Hope You Can Cling To challenges going on at get myself one step closer to completing the Verve Stamps Release Week Sketches (sketch #4)  (it's been close to a year if not more since I tried getting all of their release week challenges done!).  The sketch was divine to work with! more card to get done for Verve...and about 4 behind at off I go to get crafty!  By the way...if you haven't had the chance to yet...PLEASE check out the SCS Hope You Can Cling To challenges...all for a VERY worthy cause!  I speak from this as the child of man who lost his battle with colon cancer almost 12 years ago and as both a grandchild and a great grandchild of women who lost their battles to breast cancer...sometimes all you need in a day is a bright spot of joy...and a card can do just that!

Supplies:  Paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH; Punch - Fiskars lace; image and sentiment - Verve; Spellbinders large circles nestabilities; Ink - CTMH, Ranger Archival; Pearls - Queen&Co; Jute - Westrim Crafts; Rock Candy Stickles; Ribbon and button - unknown

FF#50...i'm in DISTRESS!

Hello all and happy Friday!  Quick post to let you know about the new Fashionista Friday challenge (FF#50) up over at If the Shoe Fits...Scrap it!  This week's challenge is to DISTRESS!  WOOHOO!  one of my fave things to do with paper!  Here is my sample:

Enjoy!  I'm off to get a few more cards made!  Having a scrap-licious week!

Supplies: Paper - CTMH Emporium, Kraft from My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil, CTMH; Ink - Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen; Bling - Prima and Queen&Co; Flower - Prima; Butterflies and title - Grungeboard; Filmstrip - Idea-ology; Distress Crackle Paint - Picket Fence; Crocheted Lace - from my stash

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dare to be feisty!

To top off a wonderful day already...I had the time to sit and get creative!  Today was my baby girl's 11th thought the time would go by so fast!  After a fabulous dinner out and some fun family time...I sat down to test out some new goodies i picked up!  Created this card for two challenges, the first for Hope You Can Cling To challenge #6 (Somekinda Hope) at Splitcoaststampers and the second for Verve Stamps Release week Challenges (VSWCMD3).  Having a blast just getting the chance to play!  Here is my "feisty girl":

Now I'm officially up way too late for a week off to bed I go!  Have a fab evening!

Supplies: Paper - Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock - Bazzil; Image - The Greeting Farm; Sentiment - Verve; Nestabilities - Labels Eight, Circles; Copic - E000, E00, E11, E31, E25, E29, E49, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, YR15, YR16, YR18, C3, C5, C7, B000; Spica - Gold, Sand, Black; Ribbon - Unknown

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

holly jolly in pink

Had serious issues putting this card together...let's just say that it started out in a completely different format...and finally had to apply the keep it simple stupid (KISS) principle and pull some things apart (thank goodness for repositionable adhesive)...and well here is what I ended up with!

This was created for the Hope You Can Cling To Pink Holiday challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Again...let me oh so subtly point out the blinkie on my sidebar...check it for an amazing cause!

Supplies: Sentiment - Verve, Paper - My Mind's Eye; Cardstock - Bazzil; Ink - CTMH; Pearls - Queen&Co

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pretty in Pink!

Probably my last card of the weekend...but boy oh boy did I have fun getting crafty!  This card was created for today's addition to the Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoaststampers (they'll be adding a new challenge a day for the month of October...check out the blinkie on my sidebar to get the deets!).  For this particular challenge, you could have no sentiments on the front of the card...I'm 50-50 on sentiments on the card front fairly easy for me to work with!  I used the Club Anya Saturday Sketch #37 to get the mojo jumpstarted.  Here it is:

Hope everyone has had a fantabulous weekend!

Supplies: Paper - DCWV, Cardstock - Bazzil; Image - The Greeting Farm; Copic - E000, E00, E11, R02, E50, E53, E97, RV21, RV23, RV25; Nestabilities Lacey Circles; Pearls - Queen&Co

you're a star!

Woohoo!  What a beautiful Sunday!  I've decided to continue World Card Making Day into World Card Making WEEKEND!  Heehee!  We'll see how long I last!  This card is for Verve Release Week/WCMD Sketch challenge #2!  (VSWCMD2).  I'm so excited to see their new release!  It's been awhile since I really put my Verve stamps to any excuse works for me!  Here's my card:

Lots to do today...hopefully I'll get a chance to get back to my desk and get some more cards put together...have a fabulous Sunday!

Supplies: Cardstock - DCWV, American Crafts, Bazzil; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Zing Embossing Powder - Silver; Nestabilities scalloped ovals large; Stickles - Silver; Ribbon - unknown; Image and sentiment - Verve

Saturday, October 2, 2010

WCMD Part 3 - add a little Verve!

Back again!  Having a blast today!  This next card is for two challenges...the first being over at Splitcoaststampers - bring in the brown...the second is for the Verve Stamps Fall Release/WCMD sketch callenges! (VSWCMD1).  Enjoy!

Now it's time to set the stamps aside and go run some errands...and hopefully get back quickly and back to work...I do have a VERY important football game to watch today!  HOOK EM HORNS!

Supplies:  Paper - Basic Grey, Cardstock - Bazzil; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Coffee; Copic - R30, R35, R37; Stamps - Verve; Spica - Chocolate; Pearls - Queen&Co; Ribbon - unknown

WCMD Part 2

ahhh...loving this day!  The weather outside is gorgeous!  Cool, breezy and sunny...I think FALL has finally arrived here in South Carolina!!!  YIPPPPEEEEE!  AND...I'm sitting in my craft room getting inky and listening to the Glee Soundtracks on my itunes!  LOVE IT! I'm playing over at Splitcoaststampers today during World Card Making Day...they have some fabulous challenges going, and all for a fabulous cause!  Check out the blinkie on my sidebar for more info!  One of the challenges is Lingerie themed!  I've had these fab stamps from Inky Antics for a long time and hadn't used them here is my lingerie themed card:

and a peek at the inside:

Hope you are having a fabulous day...and hopefully I'll be back again later for part 3!!!

Supplies: Images and sentiment - Inky Antics; Ink - Copic (E50, E51, E53, E93, E95, R32, G21, B00, B01), Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Archival Coffee; Cardstock - Kraft and Bazzil; Spellbinders Labels Four; Pearls - CTMH; Twine - WESTRIM Crafts

Happy WCMD!!!

Happy World Card Making Day!  I'm so excited...hopefully with only minor interruptions for football...I will get to spend all day getting crafty!  Actually...I started last night!  heehee!  Created this card using the Splitcoaststampers Sketch #300!

Off to play!  Hope to be back soon with WCMD post #2!  Have a happy crafty day!

Supplies: Paper - My Mind's Eye; Image - The Greeting Farm; Pearl - Queen&Co; Inks - Copic and Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock - American Crafts; Spica - Clear, Red, Black

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fashionista Surprise!

Hello all!  So excited about this weekend!  Did you know about this:

World Card Making Day!  WOOOHOOO!  I'm personally VERY excited to be able to play along tomorrow!  Want to hear something else mega-exciting???  It's time for another Fashionista Friday challenge at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!  YIPPPEEEEE!  This week's challenge is to use the color orange.  Here is my card:

and a peek at the inside:

Now...what's so surprising you may ask?  Well...if you enter a project in the Fashionista Friday #49 will be entered into the random drawing for a $25 Michaels Gift Card!  NOW THAT'S AWESOME!  Hopefully you decide to play along with us!  Have a fab weekend!

Supplies: Copic: E55, 57, 59, 93, 25, 27; YR12, 15, 16; C 2, 3, 5, 7; YG21, 23, 03, 25; graphite glimmer mist; Recollections paper; witch image - the greeting farm; bats and moon and sentiment - ctmh; spellbinders - lacey circles; picket fence distress stickles; memento tuxedo black ink; adirondack pigment snow cap ink