Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sketch Mania#17+ 4Crafty Chicks#9

Sketch Mania#17 sketch along with 4 Crafty Chicks#9 "Roll with the Punches" combined made for a really cute card!
Here's my creation:
The Details:
The Sketch:
Products Used: Printed Paper-ki Friendship; cardstock-CTMH

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Matchy Matchy

Charisma Cardz Challenges #43 is the Match your card/envelope/project. I cut out not only the card, but the envelope as well!
Here's my creations:
The card only:
Products Used: Red printed Paper-no idea; dotted paper-CTMH; stamp set-very old, no idea; ribbon-Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Musical Thank You

I know you read about how our son is going to NYC to sing at Carnagie Hall in February with the University of Arkansas Children's Choir. We've been doing fund raising & have had several family members and friends help us out. We're having him handwrite Thank You notes to them all. I've also managed to do a another challenges with this card.... Fab & Funky #46 was to Keep It Clean & Simple.
Here's my Creation:
Yep, I need a bunch of them & (hopefully) even more to come!
I love how they turned out and my son likes them too!
Products Used: Stamp Set-Layers of Color Joyful Noise; Cricut Cartridge with Gypsy-Cindy Loo; Ribbon-misc

Scary Halloween To You

Who knew when I was surfing the internet at lunch today that I'd be doing a 3-in-1 card tonight! Wahoo! I'm so happy with how it turned out. Heart2Heart said to make something Halloween/pumpkin; Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges wanted us to use Black, Purple & Orange; and Skipping Stone Designs provided a fun sketch.
Here's my Creation:
The Details:
The Sketch:
Products Used: Stamp Set-CTMH Thriller; Cardstock-CTMH Orange & Hydrangea; Ink-CTMH Black; Printed Paper-Echo Park Happy Halloween; Brads-Basic Grey eerie

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Breast Bear

Isn't this bear just the cutest? I found him at McMahonFiveDesigns but I made this card for someone I've never met. During a blog hop, I found the name of a breast cancer fighter, Monique Griffith, and was asked to make a card for her & mail it to her. It goes out in the mail tomorrow!
Here's my Creation:
The Details:
Products used: Printed Paper, brad, other embellys-Making Memories Paperie Rouge; shimmer cardstock-Bazzill Basics Bling; Copic Markers & Stickles

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Sweet Shop #79

The Sweet Shop has a sweet sketch right now, check out #79. Here's my creation:
The Details:
The Sketch:
Products Used: Printed Paper & Trims-Making Memories Noel


Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo this week threw me for a loop again, why am I struggling so? I think my biggest problem.... I don't use SU! colors but CTMH and CTMH doesn't have a color similar to Concord Grape or Crumb Cake, but thankfully my friend/DT sister, Lori, had send me samples of each SU! color so I use a little bit of this week's 4 colors to make this creation:
a little different view:
The color combo:
Products Used: cardstock-SU!; ribbon-Hobby Lobby; leaves-Making Memories; embossing-Cuttlebug

Sunday, October 24, 2010


My card making time for today has come to an end as I must get ready to go to my oldest son's concert now. Today is one of their concerts to help the entire choir raise money for their trip to NYC. For this last card, I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #90 (SSSC90) and 2010 Christmas Card Challenges week #47 was to use a flower.
Here's my Creation:
The Details:
The Sketch:
Products Used: printed paper, saying, trim-Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses; Cardstock & Ink-CTMH; flowers-Making Memories

Christmas Tree Card for 4 Crafty Chicks

Christmas Card, O Christmas Card... I know I won't want to make my own this year! lol But thanks to 4 Crafty Chick's Sketch this week for helping me get a little of my mojo back to work on the fund raising cards.
Here's my Creation:
There's their Sketch:
Products Used: Printed Paper-Fancy Pants Christmas Magic; cardstock & ink-CTMH; stamp set-CTMH Holiday Warmth; gold paper-Creative Memories; Cuttlebug embossing folder (look Tamie, I embossed!!)

Season Delights-Twisted Cards 30

You guessed it, more fund raising cards! Here I used Twisted Cards #30 with the twist being Music and since the money raised from these cards is to send my oldest son with the University of Arkansas' Children's Choir to NYC to sing at Carnagie Hall.... it's perfect.
Here's my creation:
The Details:
The Sketch:
Products Used: Printed Paper-Fancy Pants Christmas Magic; saying & ornament stamps-CMTH Holiday Trinkets & Holiday Warmth; Ink & Cardstock-CTMH; music stamp-Layers Color Joyful Noise

Good Cheer - CPS190

This weekend has been all about fund raising for my son's NYC trip coming up in February. My mom has been trying to sell my handmade cards and has gotten requests for Christmas, here we go:
Card Positioning System #190 Sketch:
Products Used: Paper-Fancy Pants Christmas Magic; Ink-CTMH; Stamp Set-Layers of Color Dotted Delights

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Card

My mom is helping us raise money to send our oldest son to NYC with the UofA's Children's Choir. She and Miss Twyla designed this card & sent me the description of what they came up with. I tweeked it just a bit as I didnt' have the Christmas star (no Christmas cartridges...yet) so I made due with what I did have. Here's the card:
the Details:
The inside:
I even put a little color on the envelope so it all goes together:
Products Used: cardstock & ink-CTMH Hydrangea; silver papers-Making Memories & Creative Memories; glossy black paper-Making Memories; bling-CTMH; silver pen-Creative Memories.

Mom & Miss Twyla, I hope you like it! Thank you so much for supporting the boys.

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Challenges From The Attic #5 Think Pink

my other blog is Challenges From The Attic where I issue a weekly challenge with a monthly prize. For my first prize, Mr. Linky & I didn't quite see eye to eye on the cutoff time so I had two people, Wendy (Reprieve) & Tamie (Paper Infusions and More... ) who didn't actually get their cards posted... girls as soon as I get a button make, it's yours... it may just be a picture of my Jeep... everyone else, please go give them the kuddos they deserve for their pretty cards! Anywho, back to the business at hand. This week it's Think Pink in honor of my friend Dana who is just beginning her battle:
A few months ago I met Mel on since we're both from Arkansas, we chatted about scrapping together & made a play date for ourselves. Melody brought along her sister Dana. At first sight I thought, this lady scraps?! No way... she isn't plump, she's got some of the longest legs you've ever seen... just didn't fit what I had in my head as "one of us". Let the bonding begin! We laughed, joked, got a little teary-eyed and became a little like sisters that day. Dana very recently was diagnosed and has begun going thur her options and making decisions. Her wonderful (real) sister, Melody, is organizing a Walk for Dana benefit on November 20 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. I'm trying to help put together a silent auction item and maybe a few other things, plus work for them that day doing whatever they need me to do... Gopher?umWOWStudios SketchMania#16:
Products Used: printed papers-Cosmo Cricket & CTMH; cardstock, stamp set & ink-CTMH; Cricut with Gypsy and Cindy Loo cartridge; glitter (which wasn't dry at all when I took the pictures) glue-CTMH; Brad-Making Memories Rouge collection

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music to my Ears

I know you've seen this layout before.... a couple of times, but I have news!
Some of you know that my oldest son who is 12 has been invited with 39 of his choir-mates to sing at Carnagie Hall in NYC in Feb. 2011. While this is a great opportunity for these kids, the trip is very expensive... airplanes, hotels, food. The University of Arkansas has agreed with helping to pay $22,000 to help offset the cost to parents which leaves each child & chaperone with a balance of $1,500 that we have to pay monthly installments on. Good News, the UofA is 1/4 way there already! My husband decided that he should be a chaperone on this trip so we have double the cost coming in at $3,000 that covers the basics.

My family has been wonderful making donations to us and we had our deposit paid for us by two sets of Grandparents... thank God we have four sets! If any of you would like to help, one of Van's Grandma's is working with a Jordan Essentials Consultant, Marti Gibson, who is willing to give us her entire profit. Here's how to shop: go to Jordan Essentials, Marti Gibson by clicking HERE, then click on SHOP NOW at the top left corner by Home, the select Jan Achey's SHOP NOW, you will go to another screen to make sure that is the person you want and click on SHOP NOW under Jan's name and address. The proceeds to toward Van & Ron's trip. The products will be shipped directly to you!

I will keep you posted on our progress. Also we will have other fundraising ideas to try... next month we will be picking up, bagging & selling pecans in our town. Thank you so much for helping my son attend this wonderful learning opportunity!

Monday, October 18, 2010


This week's color combo threw me for a loop and now that I look at my colors, they seem off from the challenge colors. So here's my very basic creation:

The actual challenge colors:
Products Used: My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow-Grow Paper Kit; ink-CTMH Lagoon & Cocoa; ribbon-CTMH; flowers & buttons-Making Memories {note}worthy

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Saturday, October 16, 2010


A friend at Crop Chocolate made the cutest pumpkins ever, of course I had to give them a try as well. She posted this link to as her source for the instructions.
Here are my creations:
The little pumpkin followed the instruction to the letter which makes a pretty small pumpkin but I wanted something for the dining table for the season. The large one is using full 12" strips (make sure it's printed on BOTH sides) and I added 6 extra 1" strips of shimmer cardstock to make it fuller. I love they turned out!
Some details for you:
Little Dude:
Products Used: Small Pumpkin - printed paper, Idk (I don't know) it was just in my stash with no label :-(... Large Pumpkin - printed paper, Echo Park Happy Halloween Magic Stripes, Cricut using Gypsy Wanderings cartridge; cardstock-CTMH Topiary. Both pumpkins: buttons & sheer flower-Making Memories Mocha; twine-Hobby Lobby

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sketch Mania #15

umWowStudios Sketch Mania #15
My oldest boy in his final 6th grade picture... yeah, no more elementary school!
Here's my creation:
A little grunge board:
The second page (where grades are held, muhahaha):
The Sketch:
Products Used: cardstock-CTMH Desert Sand, Key Lime (textured front & back); stamp set-Basic Grey; ink-CTMH Key Lime, Sweet Leaf, Olive & Garden Green; flowers, buttons & scalloped paper-Making Memories Mocha; brads-Basic Grey; shimmery stuff-Java Walnut Ink & Smooch Spritz; grunge board-Tim Holtz idea-ology; wood paper-Wubie Prints; Cricut with Heritage cartridge