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Saturday, July 30, 2011

PDCC #92 Coral, Petal Pink, Antiqe Gold


This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge is definitely a color scheme I would NEVER in a million years have been put together! Coral, petal pink and antique gold. But I have to say, they truly inspired me and I love them!

I love my Pocket Silhouettes set from Stampin' Up! and I haven't used it in a while, so I immediately knew that I wanted to use that set.

I also knew that my gold elastic cord and gold embossing powder would play a big part. I rooted around in my MILLIONS of pieces of designer series paper to find one that looked gold-ish-- and literally struck gold! ;D

I hope you can play along with this challenge, and I hope you like my final product! Thanks for dropping by--happy stamping!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Make My Monday! #8


Oookay...it's not Monday. It's Saturday! ;D BUT, it's been a L O N G week, so I'm just getting around to blogging. :)

Here's my submission for the Make My Monday #8 challenge--Vintage card using lace and pearls. I wanted to wrap up my Christmas in July with this awesome challenge. I also wanted to make my own "vintage" paper, so I spritzed it with gold glimmer mist...love it!

I also wanted to stand out from other submissions...did I do it?! These colors are totally different to a usual summery card.

Also linking to Inspire Me Friday. :) I hope this card inspires you! Hopefully you have a good time creating today--happy crafting! See you again soon!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!


Okay, so here it is: I WILL NO LONGER BE SHARING MY DIGITAL ART ON THIS BLOG. Is that harsh? Maybe you may think it is, BUT do NOT despair!!! I'm just MOVING my digital art to another blog that I write: My Uni-"Verse". Since most of the digital art I make is either of poetry, scripture verses or inspirational quotes, and also since this blog was slowly scrapping it's feet down the blogging freeway, it made more sense! Soooo, those of you who follow me for digital printables, you can find them here! Check back to it frequently--I love digital art right now! Happy blogging! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Apology/Workshop Projects









I must apologize for not blogging much this week. I have had some things come up in my life this week that have made it a bit hectic! BUT, it's been wonderful! One thing that made this week a little crazy was a stamping workshop I hosted tonight! The pictures are of the projects we made. The top ones are more magnetic bookmarks and the last one is the card we made. :) I hope this inspires you to create today! Happy stamping--I'll try to be back to my CRAFTY self soon! ;D

Saturday, July 23, 2011

YES! Another challenge!!!!!

Okay, people of blog world--here is my final challenge post of the week! (Mainly because it's Saturday and I'll just start again next week...) The details on the challenge can be found here!

The challenge this week on Wee Memories was to create a CAS card. I threw in my own personal challenge--to use stamps I haven't used yet! And here are the results:


The stamps are all Inkadinkado and the inks are Colorbox chalk ink. Thank you to the fine stampers at Wee Memories and thanks for taking a peek--enjoy your weekend! Happy stamping!!!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

CR84FN #34


Okay, I admit it. I AM hooked on challenges. I'm a craft-o-holic/challenge-o-holic! I love it! Here's is the latest challenge I'm submitting to can be found here. It's a great color scheme challenge on CR84FN!

So, this week on CR84FN, our challenge color scheme was yellow, light pink and dark pink.
I felt that since these colors were so fun, they needed to be used to create a fun birthday card--with balloons! Here is my submission:


I hope that you take the time to create something with this color scheme today! Happy scheming! ;D

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Make My Monday!

Okay, so it's Thursday...but I just discovered this awesome online challenge!!! (Details here)

So, the challenge for this week's Make My Monday challenge is to make a card that is shabby chic with something torn or crumpled. I have to say, this was hard for me. Not the torn or crumpled part, just the shabby chic part. I am not very good at that type of design, but I think I pulled it off...did I?! Here's my submission:


The torn or crumpled part are the layered papers to the left and the crumpled rosette...I know it doesn't look crumpled, but I did crumple it! :P Thanks for taking a look--I hope you're inspired to design something for an online challenge today! Happy designing!!!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Banner




Well, it's that time of year. Church camp! My mother is helping with our young women church camp this year, and she had to be there yesterday until Saturday. And today is her birthday! She has to spend it in awful hot and sticky weather, and I KNOW she will not tell anyone. So, what did I do?! Well, one of my sisters came over (she's going to camp) and we made this lovely birthday banner to hang on her bunk! It turned out quite well, actually! I think that I'll be making one for personal use ;D. Anyway, it was quite simple, really! I just cut pennant shapes out of patterned paper, adhered scallop circles in a coordinating paper to the top middle, and finally added chipboard letters! I secured the pennants with pieces of raffia to go with the shabby chic look of the whole thing. I hope you like it--thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!!!!!

LIM #24 Circles


This is my submission for the Less is More #24 challenge--Circles! I am trying to utilize all of the stamps that I have yet to use, and these two stamps are two such. One is a solid circle, the other is the "You're Amazing" stamp. :) I wanted to make the colors fun and summery, so chartreuse, turquoise and red seemed appropriate. Also, I think I'm definitely falling in love with CAS style...

Thank you, Less is More! YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!! I hope that you can play along with us at the next challenge! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just Us Girls #93


Here is my first submission to the Just Us Girls challenges! I'm so excited!!! I LOVE this color scheme--grey, blush and coral. This color scheme just screamed floral to me! I had a Sale-a-bration stamp set from Stampin' Up! that I hadn't used yet with the "for you" floral image and I knew it was fate!!!

Thanks to the JUGS ladies for posting a fabulous challenge, and thanks to YOU for taking a peek! JUSG, I look forward to the next challenge! For everyone else, check out this fabulous blog
HERE! I know it'll inspire you to create something fabulous! Happy stamping!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

DIY Glimmer Mist!!!!!


So, I am all about saving money. Well, and spending it to get the most out of it. ;D Anyway, when I saw this post on Shoregirl's blog, I knew I had to try it out! Make your own glimmer mist!!!!! One bottle of this stuff is $7 plus tax! My friend and I made THREE colors of glimmer mist for a total of $10.50, and we still have enough to make MORE when we run out of what we have made! Here is what you need and the cost:

1. Water. Free. Yep, water! Yep, free!


2. Metallic acrylic paints. $1.47 each at WalMart.
(Metallic Peridot, Champagne & Metallic Ice Blue are what we bought)


3. Spray bottles. $1.00 ea. at WalMart.
(They didn't have enough clear...)

And here is what you do: fill the spray bottles about 2/3 of the way full with water. Add the paint. Shake. Use! Yep--it IS that easy!

And here is what they look like when sprayed onto white paper flowers:


Champagne

Metallic Ice Blue

Metallic Peridot

THANK YOU for stopping by! I hope that this tutorial will save you money and inspire you to create and DIY! Happy crafting!!!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

You are my sunshine!!!


Yes. It's a digital week. I'm sorry! Here's another freebie! Just right click and save! Happy printing!

Friday, July 15, 2011

PDCC #90 Eggplant, fuschia, orangesicle

Hello, all! So, I posted about PDCC #89 earlier, and here is my submission for PDC #90 (ON TIME this time...). I had a blast with this color combo! The first thought was to do a birthday card, but when I got to looking at all my dry embossing folders and saw the spider web from SU!, I just knew this color combo screamed Halloween at me! So here is the Halloween card I came up with:


After I made that card, I found some paper elements that I had thrown aside and thought I'd never use. And they had the purples in them from this challenge! It was fate! I also found my crystal effects from SU! and felt I needed to use them. Here is the result:


I used the crystal effects on the butterfly and the little heart on the word love. It took a while for them to dry, but I think it was TOTALLY worth it! Oh, and I HAD to make the inside pretty, too! So here's the inside:


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're inspired to create something with this color scheme today! Happy stamping!!!!!

PDC #89 NEVER SUBMITTED :(


Well, I was too late. I did not make it in time to submit this card for the Play Date Cafe #89 challenge. But I wanted to share it with you anyway! The above picture is the "guideline" for the challenge. The colors to be used were buttercream, taupe and mint. The below picture is my picture! I hope it inspires you to create--even if you're too late to share it with the world!!! Happy stamping!!!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Less is More Week 23 One Layer With Legs!

Okay, here's a challenge that I'm actually on time for! Tomorrow, I'm sharing a beautiful card that I did not make in time...*sigh*. Oh, well! Here's the on I did make in time!

This is for the Less is More Week 23 challenge: a one layer card with something that has legs!
I bought this snowman stamp set from a friend (it's Stampin' Up! and it's an exclusive hostess set called Snow Buddies...). I loved it because I LOVE snowmen!!! Here are the cards I made with them in honor of LIM #23 and Christmas in July! I got carried away...I made six cards. I loved the white on red, but I wanted to see what it would look like on white with more color. Also, I know the snowflake one doesn't have "legs," but I LOVE the color on white snowflake card the BEST!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look! I hope this inspires you to create something new from something you just purchased today! Happy CASEing! :)

MORE Christmas in July!




Ah, July. In Kansas. Yep...temperatures in the low 100s, humidity up to 100%, crazy dew points that literally drive you crazy...so I NEED Christmas in July! My basement is always cold, and this is where my entire crafting empire is also located! Here are my latest three Christmas in July cards. I stamped the sentiment in black and then dry embossed the card fronts. The top card is my FAVORITE--the reindeer is just so stinkin' cute! The middle card is so-so... The bottom card was a little experiment that I feel really turned out well! I stamped a red circle with chalk ink and then just used the chalk ink to create the leaves! It's so cute! Thanks for stopping by--I hope you take the time today to create a little holiday spirit in your home! Happy creating!