Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge

Today I worked on the Sketch Saturday challenge, yes I know, today’s Sunday!!  I don’t ever do my challenges on the day the come out, cause I’m always running behind Smile 

Oh well, here’s the sketch ~


Here’s what I did ~


What I used ~

All paper from Stampin Up! – Real Red, Bashful Blue, and Crumb Cake

Ribbon from Stampin Up! – Real Red stripe

Buttons from Stampin Up! – Real Red corduroy

Sentiment and Stamp from Stampin Up! – Butterfly Prints

Sweet Chick Card

Today I’m in a PINK mood as you can tell from this card Smile 


What I used ~

All paper is AC Cardstock that I’m trying to use up.

Chick cut from Create A Critter (my favorite cartridge) at 3”

Sentiment is from My Pink Stamper

Saturday, January 29, 2011

February Calendar Page

If you’re just tuning in to my blog you may be wondering what the calendar page is all about.  Well, I decided to make calendar pages for my mom to hang on her fridge for this year and I’m only giving them to her one at a time, so she has to wait and see what the next month brings Smile 

Here is her February calendar page which I gave her today !!


What I used -

Paper is all from Stampin Up! – Real Red, and Pretty in Pink

White Gel Pen

Family layout

Today I decided to try and work on some of my family pages that I’ve put aside, and came up with this one.

This is a picture of my mom and her grand-dogs Smile 


What I used -

All paper is from the Playful Pets paper pack by KI Memories (isn’t this paper just sooo cute).

Ribbon is from Stampin Up! – Chocolate Chip

Buttons are from Stampin Up! – Chocolate Chip corduroy.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #44

I decided to try another sketch challenge, which seem to cramp my brain all up!  Oh well, practice makes perfect right Smile 

Here’s the challenge I did from Peachy Keen Stamps -

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided with a TWIST - Use a monochromatic color scheme!

What exactly is monochromatic? Using tints and shades of the same color. (i.e. if you choose "red", you must use red, pink, light pink, medium pink, etc.) Black and white will also be allowed!

Here’s the sketch -


Here’s the card I came up with -


What I used to make this -

Stampin Up! paper – Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White.

White Gel Pen

January 2011 Calendar Page

Last year my mom asked me if I could make her a calendar for the year 2011.  When I started looking through calendar kits they just weren’t big enough for what she wanted.  She wanted the squares to be big enough that she could write multiple things (like she’s really busy, LOL), and she didn’t want a big bulky calendar hanging on the fridge. 

At the end of December I presented her with her first calendar PAGE.  I told her each month I’ll do a special calendar page for her Smile The one I gave her for January was winter themed, and she didn’t like it Sad smile She said she wanted something bright and cheery cause winter themes remind her of Christmas which was over.  I went back to my desk and came up with this calendar page for her, which she LOVED!!  The colors in her kitchen are yellow and blue, so it fit perfectly.


Today I worked on her February page, just something simple but I can’t post it till she gets it so you’ll have to come back after February 1st to see it!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

A simple Thank You.

I made ten of these simple thank you cards for the convalescent home in my town so they could send them out to people that helped over the Christmas holidays. 


What I used -

Paper - Stampin Up! Real Red, Crumb Cake

Ribbon – Stampin Up! Red Red polka dot

Embossing folder – Spot and Dots

Sentiment is from Heidi Grace

White Gel Pen for the stitching

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Scrapmaster’s Paradise Challenge #83

Ok, here we are with another color challenge Smile  I didn’t have all the colors that were needed for the challenge so I had to substitute a couple, which is no big deal for the challenge.

Here is the challenge….


Use this color combo for your project - be it a card, scrapbook LO,  3D or altered item. You do NOT have to use Stampin' UP brand colors or products, but you do have to use colors close to these colors.

Here is what I came up with for the challenge…

DSCN4457Like I said, I had to substitute a couple of colors but the picture is making the pink look much darker than it really is Sad smile I need better lighting in my room! 

What I used to make this card:

The plain cardstock, pink and cream are from Paper Studio.

The patterned cardstock is actually Regal Rose from Stampin Up!

Ribbon is from Michaels

Sentiment is from My Pink Stamper.

Monday, January 17, 2011

New puppy…nope, not me!

A friend of mine got a new puppy, a black lab puppy to be exact named Raven, so I decided to make her family a card.



What I used to make this card:

All paper is from Stampin Up! – Pumpkin Pie, cardstock and patterned paper.

Ribbon is from Stampin Up! – Whisper White

Sentiment is from SP & Company

Black Lab cut from the Animal Kingdom cricut cartridge.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Jitterbuggin Blog Challenge

This was a sketch challenge which I normally don’t do but thought I’d give it a shot this week. 

The challenge was to follow the sketch and to have a bird on it, which should look kind of like this -


The card I came up with looked like this…


I went to post it on the Jitterbuggin blog and realized that it also said you had to use something PINK – how could I have missed that!!  Needless to say, my card has NO pink anywhere so I can’t submit it but now I have the experience of doing a sketch challenge…geesshh!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

It’s the Friday Mashup! Challenge #27

I have to say this is one of my favorite challenge blogs, and I hate waiting until Friday for the challenge – I want em every day!!  Smile 

Anyway, with that being said I’ve already completed this weeks challenge – see girls, I need em every day!! 

This weeks challenge #27 was to make something with the following colors:


These colors are Stampin Up! colors, but you can use something close you might have.  For example I substituted the Poppy Parade for a color in my DCWV mat stack that was pretty darn close. 

Here’s what I came up with, and I have to say when I started this I had NO idea what I was gonna make but I think the end product came out cute.  Since I was really at a loss for what to do I didn’t make a video with this card.


I changed this card a little after I posted it ‘cause it just seemed like it needed SOMETHING to glam it up Smile  I used Pure Glitz on the patterned paper and it gave it just the right amount of glam I was looking for!


What I used to make this card:

Stampin Up! paper – Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand

DCWV paper – poppy colored

Sentiment – a couple different ones put together, for my friend is from Fiskars, and the AWESOME is from SP & Company – check her new stamps out, they’re great. 

Glam – Pure Glitz Stickles 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snappy Birthday Card–EAD Designs Challenge

Today I worked on a card for the EAD Designs blog challenge.  The challenge was Turtle Love, you had to use the following colors and incorporate a turtle.
Here is a birthday card that I came up with -

What I used to make this card:
Stampin Up! cardstock – Early Espresso, and Wild Wasabi
Cored’nations cardstock – pink
Bubble punch from EK Success
Ciindy Loo embossing folder
Viva D├ęcor pearl pen – magenta for the dots on the pink
Sentiment from My Pink Stamper – More Punnylicious.

Cricut Cardz Blog Challenge

This is the first time I’ve participated in the Cricut Cardz blog challenge, I’ve been stalking them for a long time – but I guess that doesn’t count?? LOL
Today the challenge was to use the colors Black, White, and Red ONLY.  I thought this was going to be a hard challenge for me, but as soon as I started thinking about the colors the penguin came to mind – I just love using a red scarf on him Smile 
Here’s the card I came up with to submit for the challenge, and I think it came out pretty cute. 

What I used to make this card:
Black - AC Cardstock 
Real Red, Whisper White – Stampin Up!
Ribbon – Stampin Up!
Penguin face stamp – Peachy Keen Happy Lashes Stamp
Sentiment – Winter Punnies from My Pink Stamper

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Color & Cartridge Challenge

I am submitting this card for two different challenges this week, one was a color challenge and the other was a Cricut cartridge challenge.

The color challenge from Scrapmaster’s Paradise was to use the following colors in any type of project:
Rich Razzleberry
Tempting Turquoise
Regal Rose
These colors are all from Stampin Up! but you don’t have to use their colors, just something close. 

The Cricut cartridge challenge from Scrappy Mom’s blog was to use the cartridge “Birthday Bash”.
Here is the card I came up with Smile
All paper is from Stampin Up!, the ribbon is from Michael’s, and the stamp is from Inkadinkado.