Saturday, October 17, 2009


Nothing like getting a challenge done at the last minute, but I am told by my friends that I like the pressure. The card that is pictured is for two challenges, Ink on my Fingers which was to use circles and Gingersnap Creations use the colors black, white, and silver.

For the circle challenge my cutting system was used to make a 3 layer circle mat, a bow with rhinestones was then added in the center of the circles. Love the colors of black and white they are so clean. The rhinestone bow was an item in the clearance area at Michaels, it was a hat pin, forgot that it was in my stash. This would have been perfect for the bling challenge at GC, always a day late and a dollar short.

The sentiment was from Stampology, this set has come in very handy. has 10 sayings and are very versitale. The flower and lace border were thank you notes that were also on clearance, (cheated on this part of the card, didn't have to use my punch) cut of the border off the bottom of the card and added it to the black base cardstock. Find myself drawn to the clearance area of the stores that I shop to see what kind of deals are hidden in this aisle.

Time for me to get ready for work. Have a great weekend and crafty day.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Harvest Time

As I have mentioned in previous posts, autumn is my favorite time of year, no wonder there was another autumn card in my future. There are some new challenges out there and that is where the inspiration came from.

Sherrod Studio has a wonderful sketch and this is the layout that was used for the card, love the idea of patterned paper, but even more using a diagonal cut on the card.

Used sheer ribbon and also grosgrain polka dot ribbon, this was such a fun card. The stamp is from Stampin Up "Harvest Time", used the sentiment that came with the stamp set for the inside.

Other challenges were as follows:

The Pink Elephant---Fall

Crafty Calendar Challenge ---Autumn, Optional Vegetation

Gingersnap Creations --- Harvest

I really do depend on the challenges for my inspiration, they make you think and then the real challenge is to use what is around the house. This is my way was harvesting, LOL.

Hope everyone has a great day, it's my Monday at work. Made another card for GC that will be posted in the next couple of days. Once again thanks to all the sites that offer challenges, have a crafty day.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

An Untraditional Christmas

Decided that it was time to take on a couple of challenges on my days off. The new challenge at CCC is pale, interesting. Gingersnap Creations has had the challenge of stars and will be closing soon , so I really wanted to participate. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog (just happen on this one while checking out some work from the DT from GC) is to use a tree, any kind of tree.

The tree that was stamped is from Inkadinkado, which was purchased at Michaels, the set has ll clear stamps in the set. Garden Green ink from Stampin Up! was my choice of color. Had an idea for the layout, by changing the colors of the background and patterned paper two challenges would be acheived. Pale paper from "heidi grace designs" collection was used for the first card. This paper is available at Joann's, open stock. These are definitely not your standard Christmas colors, but then again neither is my Christmas tree decorations, it is all pink and crystals. This paper was a must just didn't know what project it would be used for or when.

That was the hard challenge, now onto challenge #2, stars for GC, that was easy, changed the background paper that had stars and add a rhinestone star on top of the tree. The ovals for the tree stamp were made with my cutting system from Creative Memories, and a bow completed the card. Base of the card is 5"x 5", the papers are from my stash, am sure that everyone that has been doing scrapbooking or making cards will recognize the paper from eons ago.

Enjoyed taking on these challenges and am very pleased with the outcome. Challenges have become my inspiration for cardmaking and love all the different avenues that are available to us.

I have been given a new challenges at work to put out a weekly newsletter. Am very excited about the opportunity, hope that I am upto this new "challenge."

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Plump Pumpkins

Love this time and year, so this is another good reason to do a card for the Crafty Creations Challenge, this week is leaves, or autumn theme.

Just got the Harvest Home stamp, from Stampin Up while in Utah last week must have had an ideas that this stamp would be perfect for this challenge. The card itself is very simple, used colored pencils to color in the stamp, did faux stitching with gold and copper gel pens. The leaves are from a punch that came from Creative Memories. The inside of the card also used the sentiment from the stamp set.

One of the reasons I love fall so much is that it is the beginning of the holiday season, I know that I will be seeing my family soon. Our plan for Christmas is to be in Utah at from daughter Kaylene's. Jamie, who lives in Reno maybe coming to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving. Last year when Jamie was here we made bookmarks for her students, we will definetly be doing something special once again this year.

Hope that everyone has a wonderful and crafty day, thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Spooky Halloween

Each month Gingersnap Creations picks a theme for Home Page Art and members enter their creations, this is the card that I submitted for the month of October, the theme being "Spooky."

My grandson Kevin was born on Halloween, so of course he needed a special card, he will be 15 this year, can't believe it, I can't be that old. LOL.

The card is a 3D haunted house with all kinds of crazy creatures inside. On the front of the card dimensionals were used for the shutters. Distressed the edges of the windows and also the eves. What would a haunted house be without spiders and a purple door.

When you open the card, there seems to be alot of activity. Ghosts popping out, witches brewing their special potions a few laughing pumpkins, the tombstones also have skulls on them, but they are hard to see, got them at Michaels, know that Kevin will be "spooked" and surprised with the "Boo" that also pops out.
The inside of the card could also hold pictures of the kids in there Halloween costumes, so that family members could see how fun the holiday can be, what a great Treat for Grandma and Grandpa.
Was checking out all the challenges out there and this card also fit the bill for Daring Card Makers, folding is the challenge, think this card fits right into this challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day.


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