Saturday, October 29, 2011

Christmas Balls

Sketch Frenzy Friday made me think long & hard before I could made a card, finally it came to me to make Christmas Balls instead of using the squares.

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Figgy Pudding

Red Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Twine - The Twinery

Stickles - Crystal

Liquid Glass - CloseToMyHeart

Yellow Ink - Tim Holtz Mustard Seed

Eyelets - Misc.

Welcome Home with Ribbon

Pals Paper Arts has a ribbon challenge going right now....yumm, I do love ribbon but it's so hard to use in a scrapbook filled with boys so cards are my outlet for ribbon usage

Printed Paper - Bo Bunny Welcome Home 6x6

Brown Cardstock - Stampin Up Early Espresso

Brown Ink - Tiim Holtz Walnut Ink

Blue Ink - Tin Holtz Stain Broken China

White Ink - Tim Holtz Stain Picket Fence

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart Crystal Blue

Small Blue Brads - Basic Grey

Large Brad - Melody Ross Artsy Urban Collection Vintage Brads

Friday, October 28, 2011

Santa knows....

 how bad smoking is for you so he's using bubbles from now on!

Sketch is from Priscillastyles Midnight Madness Sketch #127

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly

Brown Cardstock - Stampin Up Early Espresso

Red Cardstock - Stampin Up Riding Hood Red

Pearls - Making Memories (various lines)

Brown Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Ink

Happy Halloween

ok this is one of my favorite pages EVER to have made!  I can't help myself, my boys were just too into Halloween last year.  So much death and slashing and blood!
Aren't they awesome & let me tell you... bad over acting to the max! hilarious

Pickin Pumpkins
yes the knife stayed in the forehead of the one pumpkin all thru Halloween.
Good thing we don't really have neighbors to worry about

Both of these are personal card favorites.  On the left I used Tim Holtz inking technique and some double stamping for shadowing effects.

on the right, Hand Stitching... which is great for me because it looks good when messy :-) yay

on the right the apples are from Dustin Pike & are digis.  A lot of his are colored some you get a choice on, these actually were not colored & I played with some old ink pens... so much fun

Digis are fun!  These are from my friend, Spyder over at Spyder's Corner.  She has a weekly freebie on Wednesdays!

Sketch challenges are so much fun & apparently I really really like bats, I just now realized how many times I used bats this year.

These were both for sketches, I really like how they both turned out.

These are bookmark corners, I made enough for my son's entire 5th grade class!  They are so much fun and I hope the kids like them just a little bit

Thursday, October 27, 2011

True Happiness

Color Combo Challenge from Authentique Paper Challenge: Lime, Black & White

Also I have entered this card into Unity's Friday Challenge to simply post something you used their stamp on, easy peasy :-) Leave me a comment!

well, since I don't have any Authentique Paper but I do own a stamp set from Unity/Authentique, I used a flower & sentiment from the set You+Me=Bliss to create my card

Flowers - Making Memories Flower Shop

Cardstock - CTMH Key Lime & Black

Black Ink - CTMH Black

Green Ink - SEI Chalk Pad

Bling - Imaginisce Hot Rox

White Ink - Tim HOltz Distress Stain Picket Fence


Sketch from Chick Challenges {with Ippity}

I also used 4 Crafty Chicks' new challenge of Paper Piercing

Printed Paper - Bo Bunny  Gabrielle

Cardstock - Bo Bunny Double Dot

Brown Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Lace - Kaiser Craft Devonshire Collection

Stamp Set - Ippity Share Your Smile

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Tags

Gosh so many great sketches, so little time!  Tuesday Morning Sketches brings us this one

Printed Paper & Brads - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Scalloped Chipboard - CloseToMyHeart

Pink Ink - CTMH Hollyhock

Ticket Stamp Set - Unity Ticket to Christmas

Old Time St. Nick

The Paper Players Challenge #69, really like this sketch & may have to use it again :-)

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Red Cardstock - CTMH Cranberry

Tan Cardstock - CTMH Bamboo

Brown Ink - Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap

White Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Stain Picket Fence

Flowers - Making Memories Flower Shop

Red Ink (colored red flowers) - Tim Holtz Distress Stain Barn Door

Red Brads - Making Memories Paper Reverie

Stamp Set - Rubber Stampede


Sketch from The Sweetest Thing, love it!

yep once again the Printed Paper & Brad embellishment - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Red Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Ornaments - Cricut Christmas & CTMH Art Philosophy cartridges

Ornament Paper - Making Memories Slice Metallic Paper

Stickes - Gold Rush

and to all a good night

Card Positioning System sketch made me think of a legal sized envelope so I modified it just a tad and am very pleased with the results!

Printed Paper & Sentiment - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Red Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cranberry

Tan Ink - CloseToMyHeart Bamboo

Snowflake stamps - CTMH Holiday Warmth

Red Trim - Making Memories Noel

Tan Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart Brown Bag

Be Merry

such a simple little sketch from Skipping Stones Design this week but ya know what?  I really like it!

Printed Paper & Sentimetn - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas (you're gonna see a bunch of this cuz I completely love it, purchased from Crop Chocolate)

Lace - Making Memories Noel

Green Ribbon & Tulle - Misc

Red Ink - CloseToMyHeart Vineyard Berry

Sunday, October 23, 2011

cute sketch from Unity Kit of the Month Sketch!

Printed Paper, Brad & Bling - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas

Cardstock - Stampin Up

Ticket Stamp Set - Unity Ticket to Christmas

Sentiment Stamp Set - Ippity Share Your Smile

Red & Distressing Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cranberry & Bamboo

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Breakfast Club

That's right, you remember that movie... this week's challenge over on Culture Shock is to make something ANYTHING based on the movie. Here's my creation:

my card is based on the Movie poster, I embossed each strip for the characters and what reminds me of them along with their color.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Visit Us

So I was attempting to use Chick Challenges with Ippity sketch

Unfortunately the two stamp sets I ended up using were from Unity but not Ippity, I'm so bad at this game! lol

Paper, Ribbon, Bling & Cardstock - The Paper Studio Affinity

Trees & House Stamp Set - Unity Family Dynamix

Words Stamp Set - Unity Sentiments O'Simple (just got this in my order from Crop Chocolate!)

Brown Ink - StazOn Timber Brown

Orange Ink - Tim Holtz Rip Persimmon

other ink - Bic MarkIt pens

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Father Christmas

Sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

<---Outside & Inside--->

Printed Paper - Making Memories Noel (purchased for a great price from Crop Chocolate)

Green Cardstock - who knows, got it from Tuesday Morning :-)

Brown Ink - CloseToMyHeart Chocolate

Red Ink - CloseToMyHeart Cranberry

Stamps - neither are labeled, old wood mounted


don't ya just love that saying?  It's got to be one of my favorite from Unity Stamps and the bike! I LOVE biking :-)

Sketch is another great one from CPS-Card Sketches

Paper Pack & Brads - Basic Grey Marjolaine (bought from Crop Chocolate for a GREAT price)

Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart

Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs (from the Fall Collection)

Sunday, October 16, 2011


 This is the last Thanksgiving Invitation I think I'm making! yep, it's gotten old for me... others can get a Halloween card!  LOL

Sketch Used: Cardabilities Sketch #41 and a challenge from Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings of Fall

Materials Used:
Paper - The Paper Studio Affinity

Bling - My Mind's Eye Find & Dandy True Blue

  Brown Ink - CTMH Cocoa

Stamps - Unity/Ippity Happy

Ribbon - Making Memories Flower Patch

Thanksgiving Gathering

The Sweet Stop is recycling a sketch SSS26 not only that, they've thrown in a challenge to recycle on our cards

My recycle item: the leaves are cut from brown paper packing material on my Cricut.

Materials Used:
Paper - The Paper Studio Affinity

Bling - My Mind's Eye Find & Dandy True Blue

Blue Ink - CTMH Pacifica

Stamps - Making Memories Magnetic Stamps

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Unity Addiction bit me in the ...

Craft room!

yep, today I received my awesome order from Friday only to realize I was out of space in my CD holder storage!  ACK!  Time to re-organize to open up one of my spare CD holders that was chuck full of twine from The Twinery (yes I do have spools of ALL the colors).

I stood, I scratched my head, I said "hummmmm, what to do..." then that light bulb went off *ding*

The answer: move the twine to the curtain rods above the bag containing that color! YES!

and the stamps?  Well, the faired just as good with room to grow!

oh yeaaaa, I likey!

Next item that will need more room to grow:
Tim Holtz Ink, spray, etc