Monday, April 19, 2010


I love prima and I am really excited about their giveaway.  Yes, I know another one.  You all have to check it out.  
This months Prima Giveaway.

Challenge Cards

Hey Everyone!

It sure has been a long while since I last posted.  I've been really busy going through job interview stuff and traveling for them, but seems like the excitement has settled down a tad bit.

Well, this week I came up with 2 different cards for the challenges I joined.  I have used one of my many card magazines to help create a layout for these cards, but of course making it my very own.

The first card is a 5.5 x 4.25 card I made for Cricut Cardz Challenge #21 (Get Well) and Crafty Creations Challenge #63 (1 designer paper, 1 image and 1 embellishment).  For the card I used medium brown cardstock for the base of my card.  For my designer paper I used a blue poke-a-dotted Basic Grey cardstock at 4.25 x 2.5 and used my Fiskar scallop punch on the top and bottom.  The image I used is a stamped Penny Black "Nature Trail Ted" with jet black Momento ink and hen coloured in with copic stetch markers.  The teddy bear image was stamped on a top-note cut with the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge.  After colouring in the image I used my paper piercer and went along the edge of the top-note and then distressed the edge with Tim Holtz broken china distress ink.  I used a chocolate brown ribbon for my embellishment and wrapped it around the designer paper and through my stamped image and finished with a bow.  I used one of the Hero Arts stamp sets to stamp the Get Well Soon saying with black Stazon.

I apologize in advance but I don't remember the designer paper I used for the second card but it is uber cute.

The second card is made for this weeks Paper Cutz Challenge #37 (Tag).  The card is 6 x 6 using cherry red cardstock for the base and a piece of 5.75 x 5.75 medium brown cardstock to use as a contrast colour.  I then cut a piece of 5.5 x 5.5 orange flower designer paper and used my sewing machine to 3-stitch the edges with orange thread and then adhered it to the brown cardstock. Before adhering both the brown and designer paper layer to the card base I cut 2 pieces of 2 inch cherry red ribbon and adhered in to the back of the brown cardstock and wrapped it around and adhered it to the front of the designer paper.  I then cut a piece of 5.5 x 1.75 vanilla cardstock and stamped teddy bear images with black Momento ink and coloured with copic sketch makers.  The stamp set is by Cornish Heritage Farms "Bear Essentials".  I then adhered the vanilla cardtock to a piece of 5.75 x 2 medium brown cardstock and stuck only half of the layered piece with sookwang tape to the designer paper so I could put my circle tags underneath.  To make the tags I used the backside of the designer paper and used a 2 inch circle punch and then used my mini monograms cricut cartridge to cut out a 2.5 inch scallop circle with the cherry red cardstock.  I used my crop-a-dile to set the antique brass eyelets and then I tied pieces of the cherry red ribbon through the eyelets.

Hope you enjoyed.


Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This Easter card is for the Cricut Cardz Challenge #18 (Easter) and Paper Cutz Challenge #34 (Easter - No Bunnies or Chicks).

For this card I used 8.5" x 4.25" piece of kraft cardstock for the card base.  Using the cricut cartridge Sweet Treats I cut out 4 lavender 2.5" flowers and 3 baby pink 2.5" flowers. To make the flowers I used my mini mister full of water and dampened the flowers and crumpled them up and let them dry.  After the cardstock flowers were dry I unfolded them and layered them on top of each other.  I used 3 plastic pearl beads for the centers.  Using the cricut cartridge Designer's Calender I cut out the flourishes on green cardstock and I also cut out the Easter in baby pink cardstock and handwritten the "Happy".  I then used a border punch by Stampin Up and adhered a 4.25" x 4.25" piece of lavender cardstock behind the front cover so you could see it "peeking" through the back of the border. After everything was done I glimmer misted the front with Dazzling Diamonds.

Hope you enjoyed.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Injoystampin with Robyn

At Robyn's blog she is having a giveaway of what you seen in the picture until Saturday, April 3rd.  Get in the fun and go to her blog. The link is "Robyn's blog", so give it a click.  

Have a good one. 


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


This "cute as a button"  card was made for the Paper Cutz Challenge #33 (1 ribbon and 3 buttons) and Crafty Creations Challenge # 60 (babies).

For the background I used that "poka-dotted" paper from the previous project.  I then stamped the baby with black stazon on clear vellum.  I used a medium large circle die (spellbinders) to cut off set on the baby blue cardstock and then taped the vellum to the back so the image could be seen. I then cut a strip of marigold orange cardstock  to the blue and stamped "cute as a button".  I thought with keeping to the theme I would use the buttons along the outside of the circle and use some faux stitching.  To top it off and make it complete I used a shimmery orange piece of ribbon and made a bow.




This week I was inspired by Samantha (youtube: pinkaboo6691) to make these cute little organizers.

The first one is a phone number pal for my sister.  I embossed the front (purple marble cardstock) with spellbinders impressiblities ocean template before adhering it to some medium weight chipboard (which i used for both front and back covers).  I also used some dark purple cardstock for the inside of the covers as well as the divider tabs.  On the front I embellished with a starfish charm and some lace ribbon which I glimmer misted with: Caribbean blue, dewberry, deep plum and black gold to compliment the cover.  To hold the pages together I used my Zutter's Bind-it-all with a 1" coil.

The second one is an organizer I made for myself to keep track of all the scrapbooking supplies I have, so I don't go out and buy duplicates by accident (Thanks Samantha for the idea).  The assembly is the same as the mini phone number pal using the Zutter Bind-it-all.  The cardstock I used for the front and back is a poka-dotted one? lol (I don't know the name of it, but its cute and clean) and the inside cover is a marigold orange that I also used for the divider tabs.  I embellished the front cover with a Jolee's butterfly sticker and a prima flower.

 I hope you like my creations

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Challenge Card

This week's challenge card for Cricut Cardz Challenge #17 (child's birthday) and Crafty Creations Challenge #59 (Spots and Dots) is a Boy Baby's first birthday.

I used Accent Essentials cartridges to make the top-note (baby blue) and top-note frame (light brown). I also embossed the baby blue top-note with "Spots and Dots" cuddlebug embossing folder and used light blue eyelets to hold up the string of green one-zees.

Hope you enjoyed.