Monday, January 31, 2011

Picture Perfect Creations meets Sketch Mania

I really enjoy being on a color challenge Design Team at Picture Perfect Creations and enjoy just as much doing the weekly sketch from umWowStudio Sketch Mania, this week worked perfectly to combine the two.
Here's my creation:
The Details:
The Color Combo:
Products Used: Background Paper-Fancy Pants Simplicity; Patterned Paper-Basic Grey Green at Heart; cardstock, brads & ink-CTMH; tag & ribbons misc; flowers-7 Gypsies

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Robyn!

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is having a birthday so with the use of Cardabilities Sketch and Critter Sketch Challenge Blog's challenge of circles & distressing, I made this card for Robyn:
I hope you like the colors I choose for your card, Robyn & I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Products Used: printed paper - Fancy Pants; cardstock & ink-CTMH; ribbon - American Crafts; butterflies (actually a ribbon)-Making Memories Flutte; iRock blingys; Cricut with Gypsy using Stamping Cartridge

PPC Crafty Color Combo

I really really wanted to use this stamp set, kind of obsessively like and this week's color combo worked perfectly for it. This stamp set is called Connections from Close To My Heart and the Thank You stamp is from A Huge Thanks (also CTMH)

Here's my creation:
Color Comb:
Products Used: All CTMH

Saturday, January 22, 2011

XOXO Scraplift - Shannon Blinn

XOXO's current challenge is to Scraplift one of their DT members. My inspiration came from Shannon Blinn. Their sponsor is Sweet Peach Crop Shop with a fab prize!
Here's my creation:
The Details:
The Inspiration:
Products Used: Patterned Paper-Basic Grey Romani; Cardstock, buttons & baby pin-CTMH; Ribbon & Metal Words-Making Memories Giggle; Scallop Trim-WRMemoryKeepers

XOXO Scraplift Nina

XOXO's current challenge is to Scraplift one of their DT members. My inspiration came from Nina Patena. Their sponsor is Sweet Peach Crop Shop with a fab prize!
Here's my creation:
The Inspiration:
Products Used: Cardstock-CTMH; Printed Paper-DCWV Kids; Ribbons-Making Memories

Unscripted Sketches #90

my Grandpa Jones, aka Harold or Uncle Bud was a farmer for most of my life... it's really the only memories I have of him other than when he was old & dying since he couldn't farm any more, but before being a farmer he was in the military.
In the larger picture he is walking his Aunt Leila down the aisle at his daughter (my Aunt) Sarah's wedding. Auntie was the matriarch of our family, so full of love & support for all of us

I cut the church using my Cricut E with the Gypsy & Heritage Cartridge, the put mulberry paper for stained glass windows. White wire edged ribbon just from Hobby Lobby. All paper, cardstock & ink from CTMH.

Friday, January 21, 2011

What's Next?

after High School Graduation... that was a good question
Twisted Sketches with a twist of White.... those of you who know me know how much I hate negative space, so I tried leaving a lot of it for this challenge - very hard for me to not put something on the rest of the page. Here's the sketch:
Products Used: Background paper-Making Memories Just Chillin Boys; splotchy paper-WRMemoryKeepers Teen Angst; Black Brad-7Gypsies; White Flower-CTMH; Green & Orange flowers-Prima; Green Cardstock-SU!; Black Cardstock-CTMH; anything else I can't remember

Recipe for Cuteness

4 Crafty Chicks has a recipe challenge right now... Ribbon, Brads, Patterned Papers. check, check, check!

Here's my creation:
Yes, that's my mommy & me

Products Used: all paper & brads-Basic Grey; ribbon I just can't remember but I know it was blog candy; misc buttons; bracket and & sign from Making Memories noteworthy; ink & stamp from CTMH

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let them eat Cake!

Since I'm at home today for a snow day, yes I did work from home earlier but hey I got that done! Took pictures of the boys in the snow & had my picture taken on the snow board too. Now is my play time... I found a cute sketch from SketchThursdays that worked well for those long ago wedding photos.
Here's my creation:
That's my mom behind me:
My sweet husband:
The best cake topper ever:
The Sketch:
Products Used: Fancy Pants Happy Together, Outdoor Denim Ink from CTMH; and American Crafts ribbon

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Father & Daugher Dance

Everybody knows how much I enjoy umWowStudios Sketch Mania & this week is no different except I'm working my way thru that box of old pictures Ron & I unearthed in our storage closet a couple of weekends ago. Here's a few shots of my wedding reception, the Father & Daughter dance along with a few of my pop & mom (ok, she' s really my step-mom but they've been married FOREVER!)
Here's my creation:
Aren't they a great looking couple?
Most of the products used are from Making Memories except cardstock came from CTMH

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The Latte Lounge currently has a Sporty Saturday Challenge that I paired with umWowStudios
Sketch Mania #27 (you know how much I like those)! My sweet husband use to race MotoCross, back in the day.... you know BK (Before Kids) and I was not only his one person pit crew but also his photographer (ok, it was his awesome camera). Photo is cira 1990
Here's my creation:
The Sketch:
Post OptionsAll cardstock is from CTMH; Patterned paper I have no idea; gears from Tim Holtz; inks from CTMH & Stazon; Alpha stamp CTMH & Thickers

Monday, January 17, 2011

Picture Perfect Creations.... Emboss!

I know a few of you are thinking... I've seen this ATC before, haven't I? and the answer is a very embarrassed "yes" with my head hung in shame. You see, this weekend one of my bff's drove down fro Missouri to craft with me, I'd call it scrapping normally but we did everything except scrap! So basically, I'm human & ran out of time. This is the first ATC I made just over a week ago, I love how it turned out so if Megs at PPC is ok with me recycling my creations... here it is:

As you can tell, the P (from Technique Tuesday, pretty isn't it?) has been embossed using Zing powders.

The Jeep is from a Summer cartridge cut out using my Cricut Expression and my Gypsy. The trees are from various other cartridges. The leaves are Dew Drops in a light green (love them!) and the ribbon I ordered from somewhere on the internet. The flower ribbon I got in a prize package & the background paper is one of my all-time favorites from CTMH called Emporium

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sketch Mania#26

I got a confession.... I took a perfectly clean & simple sketch and threw a ton of stuff at it, but ya know what? I'm not sorry! No, infact I really like this page. So go take a look at what others have done over on umWowStudios for SketchMania#14 after you've seen mine.
My Creation:
the flower details:
The butterfly details:
The paper, butterflies, flower centers, stick pen, pears & bling are all from Making Memories Wedding collection; red cardstock plus black & red ink is from CTMH; stamp set is called Cherished Flourishes and is from CTMH as well.


Products Used (well, except after the picture I decided not to use the pink ribbons but instead a green one so just imagine a jar of green ribbon), oh and decided not to stamp at all... maybe this new system of mine isn't working so well afterall!
The Color Combo:
The Creations:
A Closeup of the Creation:
The Details:
I also used the Cindy Loo cartridge on my Gypsy with my Cricut

Saturday, January 8, 2011

on a Roll

this weekend! 4 Craft Chicks weekly challenge is Travel, so I combined it with Twisted Cards Sketch #41 with a twist of Ribbon.

Here's my creation:
It's a Vintage Digi that I'm going to use for my dad, Jim's birthday. Twisted Cards said Ribbon was the twist... I've had this leather "ribbon" for a couple of years & always want to use it but it's hard to work into most of the cards I make... I love it with this image. Image was colored with my one set of Copic markers.
The MM Slice Metallic paper is perfect for chrome with the embossing folder I have. I distressed the edges of Metallic black paper for the background.
The finishing touch.. a compass brad I got from Oriental Trading Post!