Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hello Beautiful

oh how I love this digi from Fairydoodler!  It reminds me of my friend Vanessa, she's such a smily flowery girly country girl

her skin is colors with colored pencil & the rest is Copic markers

Sketch is from Sketch Saturday
Hiding in my Craft Room's challenges is Freestyle
and a Wildcard but using felt from Just Us Girls Challenges

All papers - My Mind's Eye Lush Fuchsia

Felt Flowers - Stampin'Up

Distressing Ink - TH Peeled Paint

Pink Ink - Creative Memories Pen

Brads - American Crafts Medium Jewel Brads


ETA:   *****WINNER***** JennyB said... Happy New Year Paula! Thanks for the chance to win

Let's get this New Year started off right!  I've got some old stamps (unmounted) and some new stamps (cling) that I'm just not into any more.  Some have been well loved, others are brand spankin new!  So how do you get in on this freebie?

1. Leave me a comment with a way to contact you
2. Open now until 2:00am CST
3. Open to U.S. Address only (postage is killin' me)
and there
could be more
no shown...

Winner has 7 days to reply to my email before I will draw for a new winner.  This is for fun only!


I have been searching like crazy for new sketch sites & ran across Annabelle Stamps Blog

Stripe Paper - Making Memories 6x6 Fresh Anthology Collection - Sydney

Floral Paper - Cosmo Cricket Everafter

Die - Spellbinders Rose Creations

Stamp on Die - Heartfelt Creations

Die Cardstock - CTMH Buttercup & Vanilla

Die Ink - CTMH Sunflowers & Buttercup

Dew Drop in Yellow

Yellow Brad - My Mind's Eye Orange

Distressing Ink - TH Pumice Stone

Friends & Bling - Making Memories Glitter Bling

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cupid, is that you?

Sketch Frenzy Friday came just in time for me to use my new Viva Las Vegas Stamps!

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street

Cardstock for rosette - CTMH Vanilla

Paint on rosette - Making Memories

Heart punches - Creative Memories

Inks on Stamp - CTMH Chocolate, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink in Green Apple, Pink glitter ink Portafolia, and Sakura Stardust

Distressing Ink - CTMH Chocolate

Inside the card
Love stamp - Imaginisce

Ink - CTMH Holiday Red

Happy Everything

Cardabilities has a wonderful sketch today with a very different shaped card

I guess I'm on some kind of DualChrome kick because last night I did the hot pink/black and now it's turquoise/cream

All Paper - My Mind's Eye Lush

Bling - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy

Flower - cut on Cricut

Flower Ink - TH Distress Stain Picket Fence

Button - My Mind's Eye Lush

Stamp - Scrapmaster's Paradise Bold Sentiments I

Ink - CTMH Lagoon

Diva Fabulous

Last night I was a little out-of-sorts just looking for something to do so I decided to make a card.... I was thinking of my friend, Amber when I made this one.

Look at me working without a sketch! I know, shocking ;-)

Printed Paper - Teresa Collins Posh Collection

Metal "Diva" - Target

Twine - The Twinery

Pink Ink - Tattered Angels Viva Pink

Pink Brads - My Mind's Eye Lush Fuchia

Inside the card:

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Fuchia

Stamp - 7 Gypsies Naked

Ink - CTMH Black

Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Top Picks for 2011

ok so out of sheer boredom at this moment, I've decided to do my favorite creations for each month of 2011 but I'm only doing cards because how could I possible choose between scrapbook layouts? That would be impossible for me.
January                                                                                            February

March                                                                                            April



July                                                                                                August




Hope you've enjoyed my year in review!

ETA: The month is a link to the original post with instructions on how to make the cards, only October doesn't have this info :-)

I added myself to a Blog Hop of other Year Reviews... How Fun is that?!

 I also added myself to another Top 10 List from Ingenious Inklings! Wow, so many talented people out there


ok so this card turned out pretty blah in my book but one of the neices or grandkids of a friend, etc will like it... I know they will, it has dingly balls & those are always fun!

Sketch is from Card Positioning Systems, I really did like the sketch

Printed Paper - Echo Park A Walk in the Park

Alpha chipboard, mini flowers & square brads - Queen & Co

Dingle Ball Ribbon - My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy

Stamp Set - CTMH It's Your Day

Ink - CTMH White Daisy

Embossing Powder - Stampin' Up Winter White

Thanks a Bunch

I've been searching for more sketches... MORE! so if you know a sketch blog or site, please send me a link... I love sketches

This sketch is from Unscripted Sketches

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Marjolaine

Background Cardstock - CTMH Brown Bag

Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug

Flowers Cardstock - CTMH  Buttercup

Flower Die Cut - CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Distressing on Flowers - Smooch Accent Ink Molasses

Sentiment Stamp - Scrapmaster's Paradise Bold Sentiments I

Sentiments Cardstock - CTMH Buttercup

Sentiments Ink - CTMH Cocoa

Sentiment tag Distressing Ink - TH Shabby Shutter & Forest Moss

Card Distressing Ink - TH Forest Moss


=so very pretty!

4 Crafty Chicks wants something new (Spellbinders dies I got last week)
Mojo Monday has a cute sketch

I cut the card base on the Cricut using Wrap It Up and all other cuts from CTMH Art Philosophy. The flower & leaves are from Spellbinders Rose Creations die & the flourish is from Spellbinders/Heartfelt Creations Perfect Petals.

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Blink of an Eye

Cardstock for die-cuts - CTMH Vanilla Cream

Leaf Ink - TH Bundled Sage & Evergreen Bough

Flower Ink - TH Scattered Straw & Ripe Persimmon

Flower Brad - Making Memories With Love

Stamp - Scrapmasters Paradise Bold Sentiments I

Sentiment Ink - CTMH Autumn Terracotta

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Design Team Entry

Thought I'd run you thru making this shaped Wedding card, hope you like it.  Feel free to point & laugh!

Using my Gypsy and Wrap It Up Cartridge, I laid-out the Cricut Cutting Mat with the car-shaped card and all of the detail cuts at 5.3 width (height is set to link so it is proportioned with width). And made all of my cuts.

Papers Used: Making Memories Slice Metallic in Turquoise, Silver & Red, CloseToMyHeart Black & White

Using the Cricut Spatula, I carefully removed all cuts from the Cricut Cutting Mat and laid aside, throwing away any pieces that aren't needed.

Using Scissors, I cut a piece about 2"x1/2" from the Red Metallic paper & added for taillights, making sure none of the red shows on the sides.

Using Piercing Tool, I removed all tiny pieces of paper from the word & put the front sentiment thru the Xyron X.

They I assembled the car except the back window.

Using a Basic Grey stamp set and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pumice Stone, stamped the inside sentiment.

Before attaching the back window, I sprayed it with Tattered Angels in Silver Sugar & Tattered Angles in Patina.

Before adding the silver to the tin cans "tied" to the bumper, I colored the turquoise paper with Staz-On to make them look more like soda cans.

Hope you found my little tutorial helpful!

Please let me know if you have any questions

No matter where I go

You'll always be...

Created for:

Skipping Stones Design Sketch #108

Simon Says Stamp Blog

I got this paper a while back & have been waiting for just the right sketch to come along... tadah, it did!

Printed Paper - Teresa Collins 6x6 World Traveler

Ribbon - Stampin' Up

Ink Pen - Creative Memories

Distressing Ink- TH Pumice Stone

I'm so happy with how this one turned out!

happy birthday

kinda a pain & simple birthday card for a kiddo, but what kid doesn't like ice cream cones?  my boys love them... in TaeKwonDo class if you break the black board on the first try you get AIC (Automatic Ice Cream), of course the parents have to buy but we're ok with that!

This sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches, I just had to use a fun bright paper with it.

I also entered this card in Simon Says Stamp! Blog

Printed Paper - Echo Park 6x6 Summer Days

Stamp Set - Basic Grey

Twine - The Twinery

Ink - CTMH Lagoon

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Papertake Weekly Challenge has sketches!  I <3 Sketches :-)

I also entered this in Simon Says Stamp! Blog

I also Used one of my new Spellbinders with a very thin metal (I know, my bad, you're not supposed to do this but I'm a rebel!) and love how it looks!

Printed Papers - My Mind's Eye OohLaLa

very thin metal - Hobby Lobby

Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink - Sail Boat Blue & Watermelon on flower & Meadow on leaves

Giggle - Making Memories Charmed Words

Heart Bling - Wal-Mart Gems