Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Many Wishes

to you on your Birthday!

I'm so HORRID at sending birthday cards... I still have my 11 y.o. niece's from two weeks ago that I haven't mailed yet...

I used Chick Challenge {with Ippity} for their Sketch #47

Wine Bottles, Background behind bottles & Sentiment - Unity KOTM July 2012 Ol' Bag of Fun

Dot Paper - Canvas Corp Tan & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse

Twine - The Twinery

Inks - all Misc (my TH inks are packed up for a scrappy retreat!)

Monday, October 29, 2012


Today I finally got around to using Operation Write Home Sketch #144 & decided to combine it with Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge which this week is Texturize (Rough)

Printed Paper, Ribbon/Lace, Flowers, Glitter Cuts, Pink Brads - Fancy Pants It's the Little Things

Alpha Stamps - Fancy Pants Doodles & Things

Distress & Stamp Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Die Cut - Cuttlebug Funky Squares

Light Green Cardstock - Stampin Up

Circle Die Cuts - Tim Holtz Grungeboard

Circle Die Cuts Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Stain Broken China & Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

Brown Brads - Hobby Lobby

Embossing Folder - Swirls


super cute sketch from The Sweet Stop.... No. 182

I dug deep for some really old My Mind's Eye paper called Bloom & Grow... Grown

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Stamp of the Week Let Beauty Surround You

Stamp Ink - Memento Timber Brown

Colored with Copic Markers

Sentiment Stamp - CTMH A Huge Thanks

Sentiment Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

Ribbon - Misc Stash

Saturday, October 27, 2012

happy halloween

Here's the challenge posted by fellow teammate, Marcy over on Our Creative CornerIn the "spirit" AND theme of Halloween, we will be using the MASKING technique!  HERE is a wonderful link for some inspiration.  Show us your scariest creation using this technique!

I started with a piece of 6-3/4"x4-3/4"Textured Purple Cardstock from CTMH, sanded off the bottom left corner, then embossed with Silver Zing.  Next I fussy cut a bat from the CTMH Beware Stamp set, then misted using Tattered Angels Purple, followed by same said bat stamped in black & the larger sentiment stamp as well.  I added a Gold Zing embossed moon & stars on top of the bat because I had a bit of a paper tearing in the wrong spot issue.

The top left corner started life as a piece of white cardstock, I fussy cut the witches legs temporary glued them down, then stamped the broom from the CTMH Stamp Set called Wicked, sprayed with the same purple mist, tore off the fussy cut legs & tossed that piece. I used Smooch in Brown to trace over the broom handle & spread a little of its shimmery goodness on the broom ends.  Next I used some green Smooch to color the witches socks, drew some "magic" swirls using two shades of purple Smooch.  I ripped the edges of both the top right corner piece & the base piece, leaving a bit of a gap on the left side of the top right corner piece.  Then I attached my temporary glued bat on top of the gap.  Last I took a piece of black web ribbon ( I think it's from May Arts, but it was a gift so I dunno), put a little twist in the middle of the ribbon, added a brad from Basic Grey to the middle & called it Done!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Journey... to the Moon

This sketch from Operation Write Home... #42.... was so clean & simple that I went ahead & made five of them, using different papers when I ran out of scraps

Printed Papers - October Afternoon

Ribbon - Fancy Pants To The Moon

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire

a Happy Life

Operation Write Home Sketch #141... I love these circles!  I decided to offset the circle & make it feel even larger with the embellishments, I think it adds a bit of whimsy to the card

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co This is a Happy Life

colored with Copic Markers

Papers, Embellishments & Ribbons - Making Memories Chloe's Closet

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Warm Heart & Winter Wishes

For these four cards I used Operation Write Home Sketch #142, I made each just slightly different on the sentiment... which is your favorite?  yeh, I can't decide either!

Printed Paper - October Afternoon Good Cheer 8x8 pad

Chipboard - CTMH

Stamps - Hero Arts for OWH Winter Wishes

Blue Sparkly Ink - Memento

Light Blue Ink - Heavenly Blue CTMH

Pink Ink - Blush CTMH

Orange Ink - Creative Memories

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Faded Jeans

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Operation Write Home has a fun new sketch up right now, Sketch #43

Printed Papers - Echo Park Summer Days 6x6 pad

happy alpha stamps - CTMH Atomic Lower Case

birthday alpha stamps - CTMH Felicity

Cake stamps - CTMH It's Your Day

all ink - CTMH Black, Sunshine, Pacifica, Topiary, Hydrangea, Holiday Red

Crystal Ice Stickles


 my awesomely amazing friend, DeeDee Catron sent me a few Unity Stamps that she had no use for... well Of Course I DO! I'm a Unity Stamp Co freak!

I found Card Positioning System's Sketch 102 to be perfect for use with this stamp

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Doin' it with Style

colored with Copic Markers

Papers - My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

yep, that's right.... I liked this combo so much that I made three cards, each just a bit different but still all the same supplies!


I combined the current The Paper Players: Paper Players #118 (Framed) with Card Positioning Sketches from Oct. 21 to create this little cutie

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. determination

colored with Copic Markers

Papers - Fancy Pants Country Boutique

Twine - The Twinery

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain


iHeart2Stamp had the PERFECT sketch up for this Image that I recently received in the mail!

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Hoppy Birthday

colored with Copic Markers

Papers - Simple Stories Take a Hike

Twine - The Twinery

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Main Squeeze

I snagged this sketch from The Sweet Stop to use with my new Unity Stamp Co stamp called You are my Main Squeeze (isn't she adorable?!?!)

Heart Printed Paper - CTMH

Dot Paper - Making Memories

Waves Paper - Luxe Sugar Cookie

Image Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black

Imaged colored with Copic Markers

Heart Punch - Creative Memories

Sentiment Ink - CTMH Cranberry

Cardstock Mat - CTMH Tulip

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo

This card will be donated to go to a soldier :-)

Saturday, October 20, 2012


LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp from Unity Stamp Co called Face the Sunshine

Sketch from Sketch Saturday

Printed Paper - Crate Paper Lemongrass

Distress & Sentiment Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs

Image colored with Copic Markers

Twine - The Twinery

Pearl Embellishment - Making Memories

For the Sentiment, I decided to make a pull-out tag that is hidden behind the image instead of stamping the inside of the card.  This is for whatever service man or woman decides to send this little cutie to a friend or family member back in the states, they'll have plenty of room to write to them

Clean & Simple Kitchen... what?

oh we're not talking about MY kitchen but a creation for Our Creative Corner for you to make & link-up on our blog!  So make a CAS card with something found in the kitchen

Cardstock - CTMH

Stamped Image - The Angel Company

Colored with Copic Markers

Ribbon - misc stash

Edge Punch - Martha Stewart

Sentiment - from my printer ;-)

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Friday, October 19, 2012


Last thing I'm making tonight but I did make FOUR of them, almost identical but not 100% but I only took a picture of my favorite ;-)

I used the sketch from Sweet Stamp Shop with Unity's Friends with Flair

All the papers are REALLY old and not labeled any more... sorry about that, I normally list off everything I use

Red Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick

Blue Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire

Stamp Set - Unity Stamp Co.October 2012 KOTM labeled{from ours to yours}... yep, you're gonna see a LOT of this baby in the new few days IF I find time!

Manly Cards

I was just playing around today wanting to make something as I've been in a crafting funk recently.  These Tim Holtz stamps were sitting on the shelf right in my line of site & yelling at me "Use Us!!!"

Stamp Set - Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Road Trip

Black Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot

Printed Paper - Die Cut With A View The Downtown Loft

Brads - Hobby Lobby

This cards will be going to From Our Hearts for our military people to stay connected to their friends & family

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunflowers for you

I LOVE this new Unity Stamp Co stamp I received Saturday in the mail!  I couldn't wait to use it but a busy weekend kept me away from it... until today :-)

Printed Paper - Glitz Vintage Blue 6x6

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Face the Sunshine

Colored with Copic Markers

Ribbon - CTMH Sunflower

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire

Printed Papers - Basic Grey Marjolaine 6x6 pad

Tree & Frame Stamps - CTMH Family Tree

Stamp & Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Sentiment Stamp - Scrapmaster's Paradise

Card Making afternoon

I have a new place to send my cards I make for the military to!  From Our Hearts is located in Missouri (my northern neighbor) and seems like a very appreciative organization... loving the attitude I'm getting from them so far & can't wait to have a box full to send their way.  I'm off to a great start, so far I have 26 made!

6 LOVE cards
Printed Paper - Hearts from CTMH Animal Cookies & others from Echo Park Happy Day & Yours Truly

Love Stamp - Imaginisce

Stamp Ink - CTMH Cranberry

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick

Twine - The Twinery

6 BIRTHDAY cards
Printed Paper - CTMH Animal Cookies

Stamp - Basic Grey

Ink - CTMH Cranberry

Edge Punches - Martha Stewart

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Falling in Circles

Our Creative Corner's newest challenge is to create a CIRCLE card or project with FALL theme - colors or objects.  So when I read sister team mate Meihsia's challenge, I thought "wreath" so I cut a BUNCH of different leaves out on my circut from many different cartridges, sprayed with Tattered Angels & Tim Holtz Color Wash and threw on a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Stain just for messy fun, then left them all to dry while I made Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies....yes indeed, they were delicious.  oh but back to the card.  I cut the card base with my Cricut using CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge.  Bird House is from Cindy Loo cartridge.

Printed Paper - Fancy Pants Summer's End 6x6 Pad

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs (probably my favorite brown)

Liquid Pearls - Dark Chocolate, Copper Pearl, Buttercup

Brass Brads - Making Memories

Stamp - Basic Grey

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pearly Butterfly

I wanted to join Unity Stamp Co.'s Friends with Flair but all the Unity cards I'd made this week were for their Blog Hop so I decided to just make another!

Printed Paper - Basic Grey Out of Print

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs

Butterfly Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Bold Butterfly

Liquid Pearls - Hot Chocolate, Ivy Green, Ruby Red

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Miss You So Much

Stamp Ink - Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs, Pickled Raspberry, Mowed Lawn

Bling - Misc

Corner Punch - Martha Stewart

Unity WCMD Shaped Cards

Alrighty then, this is the last of the cards for the Unity Stamp Co World Card Making Day challenges! wahoo

Printed Paper - DieCutWithAView Downtown Loft

Brown Textured Paper - DieCutWithAView Textures

Zing Embossing Powder in Chestnut

Thanks Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Sentiments O'Simple

Butterfly Cardstock - CTMH

Butterfly Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Journey Like No Other

Bling - Imaginisce

Twine - The Twinery

Butterfly Shadow - Memento Timber Brown & Zing Embossing Powder in Teal

Thursday, October 11, 2012

all about texture

look at me, making all kinds of progress on these Unity Stamp Co challenges!  This one was to use textures, at least two... I got this ;-)

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly

Distress Ink & Ink for Sentiment - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Dressform Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Handmade Holiday

Ink for Dressform - Tim Holtz Color Wash (spray on a baby wipe and at least three fingers)

Sentiment Stamp - Unity Stamp Co You & Yours

Twine - The Twinery

Pearls - Basic Grey Opaline

Ribbon - Stampin Up

Dressform background - CTMH Twill

Unity WCMD Embossing

the next challenge (I'm working backwards, remember so it's really the previous challenge I suppose...) is embossing, I chose heat embossing for Unity Stamp Co's World Card Making Day challenges

Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life

Edge Punch - Martha Stewart

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co/Authentique

Embossing Powder - Zing Blue, Teal & Purple

Bling - Kaiser scrapbook

Unity WCMD Sketch

Still working my way thru the Unity Stamp Co World Card Making Day challenges... this time it was a sketch!

Printed Paper - Fancy Pants Country Boutique

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Black Soot

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co the Vintage Touch KOTM Sept. 2012

Stamp Ink - StazOn plus Tattered Angles Mist

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unity WCMD Fall Challenge

yep, I'm still S-L-O-W-L-Y making my way thru the Unity Stamp Co. World Card Making Day hop (more like a crawl for me, lol)  This challenge was for Fall

Printed Paper -  The Paper Studio

Twine - The Twinery

Flowers - CTMH & Prima. Orange & Green colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stain, blue spray Tim Holtz Color Wash

Background stamp (on blue paper at top)  - Unity Stamp Co Grab Bag

Fly Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Love in an Instant KOTM

Embossing Powder - Judi Kins

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Unity WCMD Border Challenge

When I'm super busy & gone for a weekend, I feel like I miss out on so much... especially when that day was World Card making Day! Not that I regret for one second doing the thing I did (watching my younger son play football & one of my best friends act in her first play)... Never!  But now I am playing catch-up

This is for Unity Stamp Co's challenge of making a border from a stamp.

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. Love in an Instant KOTM

Stamp Ink - CTMH Chocolate

Sentiment Ink - CTMH Twilight

Ribbon - CTMH Organdy

Tree Trunks - Copic Markers

"Grass" - Distressed Stickles

Monday, October 8, 2012

WCMD.... Coloring!

Unity Stamp Co's next challenge (oh, I'm working backwards) is coloring & while I'm not the world's best at using my Copic Markers, I sure give it my best!

Printed Paper - Authentique Fresh

Distress Ink - TheAngelCompany Gray Stone

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. Present in my Heart

Sentiment Ink - Memento London Fog

Unity WCMD Color Combo

as you know I LOVE my Unity Stamps!  so I am trying to work my way thru all of their World Card Making Day challenges since I was gone all day Saturday for family & friend stuff

Papers - Making Memories

Cardstock - CloseToMyHeart

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co. Where You Are

Stamp Ink - Memento Timber Brown

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain


Unity Stamp Co.'s Challenge for Pennants & Banners is a difficult one for me, I don't do either very often so I gave it a whirl... but of course I couldn't do the "normal" thing... hope hangers on the line work!

Stamps - Unity Stamp Co. Love in an Instant KOTM

Stamp Ink - Memento Timber Brown

Sentiment Ink - Tim Holtz Faded Denim

Floral Paper - Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday

Blue Paper - Making Memories

Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

Twine - The Twinery

Our Creative Corner Challenge!

Here's my creation for this week's OCC challenge!

Printed Paper - Cosmo Cricket Everafter

Ribbon - Joann's

Flower - 7 Gypsies

Stamp - Unity Stamp Co Love in an Instant

Gold Zing Embossing Powder

CTMH Cardstock

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Here are the requirements:

- Create a card or project with a royal look using a crown, castle or a princess.
- Use the photo to inspire you.
- Your project must have something yellow or gold embossed.
- Most of all have fun!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Made more for Miwa on Crop Chocolate's Blog Hop

These are for Miwa @ What's Up in 3MG World
 Sketch #1

 Printed Paper - My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas

Sentiment Stamp - CTMH Holiday Trinkets

Sentiment Ink - CTMH Cocoa

Image Stamps - Basic Grey

Image Ink - CTMH Topiary, Holiday Red & Heavenly Blue

Sketch #2

Printed Papers - Imaginisce Card Kits (chopped up to work better for me)

Alpha Stamps - CTMH Chocolate Mini

Alpha Ink - CTMH Watermelon

Bird & Swirl Stamp - CTMH Felicity

Stamp ink - CTMH Topiary

Flowers & Bling - Imaginisce