Thursday, September 30, 2010

Challenges from the Attic #2

Here's a little card I made for my Challenges From The Attic blog:
I got the image from Sypder, printed it (at work) on the laser printer & colored it in with my Copic Sketch markers, added stickles, layered a couple of misc cardstock circles & put it all on Bloom & Grow printed paper - Tada!! Please go join me for the challenge!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketch Mania #12

I love umWowStudio's Sketch Mania #12 Sketches! Here's my creation for the sketch:

EDIT: After I posted these pictures, that car just looks wonky to me. So I pulled it off carefully, rotate the front end up a bit and now it looks right! I'll repost the page sometime

The Details (brother, myself & Dad):
The Sketch:
Products Used: Cardstock-CTMH Black & Vanilla Cream; Printed Paper-Bo Bunny Mamarazzi; Background Cardstock-Core'dinations Core Color; Cricut Cartridge-Heritage (car & "Dad")


Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo this week really got me going! Here's my creation:
And the details:
The Color Combo:
Products Used: Cardstock-CMTH; Printed Paper-Making Memories Spook Alley; Spider-Making Memories Toil & Trouble; the awesome scarecrow-DigiStamp (by Cocodingo).

Technique used: waterbrush pen with ink pads. Fill your waterbrush with water, squeeze your ink pad to put ink on the inside of the lid, dip the waterbrush into ink on lid & color away. The best way I've found to use a DigiStamp is to print it with a laser printer (not an ink jet) the laser printer will heat your image to the paper (where as a ink jet just sprays it on, causing smearing & bleeding).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Envelope Mini Book

Karlee Krafts Episode 12-Envelope Books which I just HAD to make!
Here's the front & back of my book (the dots are front):

In the Middle:
Random, one of the pages:
Hope you like it & if you do, go make one of your own!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Challenges From The Attic #1

Challenges From The Attic is a brand spankin new crafty blog site from me! Please go check it out, become a follower & join me in my madness for paper & ink! Here's one of my designs for the first challenge:
Products used: Printed Paper-CTMH Bella; Cardstock-CTMH Cocoa & Desert Sand; brads-misc; Cricut Cartridge-Cindy Loo (which I won from; flowers-Prima

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Challenge Blog

from ME! Yes, I did it and it's called Challenges From The Attic! I have the very first Challenge posted, PLEASE join me!!

Kicking around an idea

Maybe of starting a challenge blog of my own... if you would take a few seconds to answer a few questions to help me decide:

1. What do ya'll think of me starting a challenge blog?

2. Do you think I could make it successful?

3. Would you want just a blog award or prizes?

4. I'd like to challenge not only color combos, but use of techniques, altering items, sketches, etc... what do you think of that?

5. Would you rather a winner be chosen randomly or for me to play judge and pick what I think fits the challenge the best?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Copic Take One

Soooo, this is my very first attempt at using Copic markers which I received today. I definitely need more practice with them and the white pen would be helpful as well. I think I need at least one more 12-pen set but I don't think it's horrible
What do you think?

Sketch Mania #11

I struggled with Sketch Mania this week & I'm still not really sure about my pages, but in the scrapbook they go. Here are my creations:
The Details:
Page 2:
Products Used: Printed paper, cardstock, brads - CTMH; other cardstock-misc; saying - Making Memories clear creations travel; acetate overlay-Making Memories slice

Monday, September 20, 2010


For this week's color combo from Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Challenge, I used another DigiStamp - I just love the way these turn out. Take a look at my creation:
The Color Combo:
Products Used: Cardstock & Ink-CTMH; Printed Paper, Saying & Brads-Making Memories Rouge Collection

Friday, September 17, 2010

Don't Hate Me Because I'm LUCKY!

Girlfriends you will NOT believe what I'm about to write.... I have won another free Cricut Cartridge from!!! WHAT?! you say & all I can say is yes, it's true! I get to PICK OUT which one I want, but unfortunately they're sold out of Happy Hauntings & Tuesday I just ordered two other cartridges because I'd actually thought they'd already held their drawing! Now what's a girl to do?

My boy is going to NYC!

My oldest son is currently 12 and has been singing with the University of Arkansas Children's Choir for 3 years now. Spring 2010 part of the group went to Nashville to sing and while there they were heard by some big wig in the choiral community. After hearing them perform, they were invited to go to New York City in February of 2011. Last week we had tryouts for the 40 spots open to go, last night we got the good news! My son was one of the chosen and my husband will be going as well! Here is a recycled page you may have seen before of his choir from last year at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.

My son is the tall dark-haired one. This year he sticks out a little more as he is currently 5'9 and still growing. Singing in the choir is a bit of a challenge for him due to his voice having already changed. But apparently he is very good!

He is multi-talented when it comes to music & has decided that he loves heavy metal, fine with me as I like it myself. He has an accoustic guitar that he has been playing for over two years and last Christmas we bought him an electric guitar that he is teaching himself to play. Here he is playing the guitar & singing along with Guitar Hero . Dh built him a mic stand so he could multi-task while playing.

This last part may sound silly but it isn't to him. He plays the tuba in the school band! This year being a 7th grader, he attends all home high school football games & plays with the senior high. While he doesn't like football much, he loves music!
If you're still with me, here's the point of this extremely long post.... I need fundraising ideas that a 12 year old boy would be willing to take part in. Throw em at me because we have to pay not only for my son to go but my husband as well - expensive! Thanks peeps!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

You Make Me Smile

Yes, I'm still working on cards for Operation Write Home & for the crazy No Paper Buying Challenge... only one am I about finished with... that's right you are looking at numbers 97 & 99 of the 100 projects on the Challenge! WAHOOO! Just two more after these, I'm so close
Products Used: Printed Paper & Stamp Set-CTMH Twitterpated; Ink-CTMH Cocoa, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf & Garden Green; Embellys-CTMH

Monday, September 13, 2010


4 Crafy Chicks Challenge this week was a color combo... I made 4 cards!

Prodcuts Used: Printed Paper & stamp sets-CTMH; black ink-StazOn; cardstock-misc; Cuttlebug; ribbons-misc

These are a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge, see my Aug. 1 post for details


This creation is a Double Page Layout! Don't pass Here it is, My Creation Page 1:
The Details of Page 1:
My Creation Page 2:
The Details of Page 2:
Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo #30
This is a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge. For more info, see my blog post from Aug. 1

Products Used: Cardstock-CTMH; printed paper (except mini notebook)-Little Yellow Bicycle Lucky Me; Mini Notebook paper, paperclip, button & stacked flowers-Making Memories Paperie Greenhouse; bling-e. Pearls & Crystals; Clear Overlays-Little Yellow Bicycle Lucky Me Clear Cuts; Stamp Set-CTMH Atomic Lower Case; all ink-CTMH

Sunday, September 12, 2010

4 more for Operation Write Home!

Today between laundry & doing concrete work, I got 4 cards made... two of this one:
and these two:
Products Used: everything is CTMH except the twine is plain ole twine

These are a part of the No Paper Buying Challenge, info is on my Aug. 1 blog post

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Girly cards for Operation Write Home

A trio of Girly cards for OWH this time
Products Used: All Printed Paper-Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday; Cardstock-CTMH in Twilight & Hollyhock; white ink-CTMH; White Embossing powder-SU!; flowers-Prima; all brads-CTMH

These all count toward the No Paper Buying Challenge, for more info see my Aug. 1 post!

Sketch Mania #10

Sketch #10 from Sketch Mania at umWow Studios is currently up... give it a try!
Here's my creation:
The original sketch:
Products Used: all CTMH except Vellum from Paperbilities

This is another for the No Paper Buying Challenge... for more info see my Aug. 1 post

A Gift for Wendy

My friend, Wendy, is a red, black & white FREAK! so I decorated this empty grapefruit jar for her to store some of her scrappy supplies in and also to match her house. Wendy, I hope you like it!
The top:
Products Used: Printed Paper & heart brad-Creative Imagination; black flower-7 Gypsies; red flower-Prima; white flower-Making Memories; Brad in flower & fiber-Basic Grey; Black bling-e.; black swirl-Bo Bunny; ribbon from Hobby Lobby

Unscripted Sketches #72 for OWH

Unscripted Sketches #72 worked perfect for three cards for Operation Write Home.
My sweetie picked out the boy's clothing colors for this one and my son chose purple for the flower:
This is my first shot at coloring the little boy:
Here is my favorite:
Products Used: Printed Paperse-Basic Grey Urban Prairie; ink, liquid glass & color pencils-CTMH; yellow floers-Jolee's by You; ribbon from Hobby Lobby

These three count toward the No Paper Buying Challenge. For more info, please see my Aug. 1 blog

Winnie the Witch

Isn't she a cutie? Sypder did it again! I just love her DigiStamps
The Details:
I figure she was skipping along & spilled a little candy out of her bucket.... it's what I use to do when I was dressed as a witch :-)

Products Used: Cardstock-CTMH; ink-CTMH; silver pen-Creative Memories; Candy & Bat stickpin-Making Memories

This is another for the No Paper Buying Challenge! For more info, please see my blog post from Aug. 1

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Operation Write Home Wednesday Nite

Tonight's trio of cards for Operation Write Home:
Card 1:
Card 2:
Card 3:
Products Used: Printed Paper-CTMH Emporium; Cardstock-CTMH Sweet Leaf; stamp set-CTMH The Gift of Love; ribbon-CTMH Cocoa rounds; all ink-CTMH Cocoa & Sweet Leaf; Cuttlebug for background & Tatterd Angels Glimmer Mist in Meadow Green

These 3 cards count toward the No Paper Buying Challenge - for more info on that, see my Aug. 1 blog post!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Operation Write Home Tuesday Nite Second Edition

A little more action on the Operation Write Home cards... finish my original commitment of 50 so I guess I'll start working on another....hummmmm....50? Wow, that seems like A LOT! Let's just see how many I get done from this point on....
Paradise card #1
(sorry that picture is a little fuzzy, guess I'm getting tired)
Paradise card #2
Products Used: Printed Paper-CTMH Moon Doggie; stamp set-CTMH Extreme Happiness; ribbon & "claim check"-CTMH, ink-CTMH Cranberry & Cocoa

Two more for the No Paper Buying Challenge. For more info on that, see my Aug. 1 blog post!

Operation Write Home Tuesday Nite

This makes card #48 for Operation Write Home! Yea Me, lol and for the No Paper Buying Challenge it's #75 of the 100 I need to make :-)

Products Used: printed paper-CTMH Back Country; stamp set-CTMH Treetops (one of my favorites); misc twine & cardstock