Sunday, April 1, 2012

CCC Sketch Challenge

Here's my take on this week's sketch for the Christmas Card Challenge! I had a couple extra Christmas Sheep already printed out from Doodle Pantry, so I decided to use one of those (I have sooo many "extras" printed out it's like another crazy form of hoarding). I hope you'll come play along with us this week!

Friday, March 30, 2012

PMS Digi Makeover

I needed a little inspiration to get going for my Paper Temptress post today, so I decided to play along with the Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover Challenge...but then I just couldn't get anywhere, so I also picked up the Mojo Monday sketch for this week. Ahhhhhh. It feels good to be doing challenges again! My cardmaking mojo has really slipped in the last 6 months that I've been working on building my business. 

For this super simple sketch I used Paper Temptress' Pool Treasures for the base, Jellybean GreenBlack Licorice, and Cryogen White for printing my digi!

AND hey... PMS is still clearing out rubber stamps at 75% off! Check out the PMS store to see what's left.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Christmas Color Combo at CCC

This week we have a color combo challenge for you at Christmas Card Challenges: Pink, Purple, Green and White. I went for the collage effect this time with a favorite SU set. Come play along with us!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

CCC Shaped Cards

I think this is the first time in about 5 months that I've touched my Cricut! But I'm not so good with shaped cards, so for this week's Christmas Card Challenge I checked my cricut cartridges to find one and found this ornament... the card has a square base, but the front panel is cut out in the shape of the ornament. Add some stickles around the edge and voila! Quick and fun shaped card! Come join us at CCC this week!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

PMS & Paper Temptress

Well, it's snowing & freezing rain here tonight, but I feel like Spring! So I thought I'd whip up a nice Spring-y card for my post today. I just love pink & green together...on a card...but funny enough...I would probably not wear this combination! LOL

All the papers (except the flower print) are from Paper Temptress. The green paper is Green Textured, the pink is Razzleberry and my white of choice is always Cryogen White. The image is by Paper Makeup Stamps.

PMS is still having a huge clearout sale... 75% off all remaining rubber so we can go all digi! Get it while you can!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thanks for stopping by to check out another week of Christmas Card Challenges...this week we have an inspiration photo for you and here's my interpretation. Come play along!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It's a PMS Spring Hop!

Are you seeing any Spring like life in your area yet? We're still snow covered here, but it's supposed to be very Spring-like tomorrow! Since it's still so cold here, the PMS Design Team is having a Spring-themed hop!

I've put the little birdies from Tweet Things in what I hope resembles a tree LOL. This is one of the sets that is still available in rubber, too! All PMS rubber is currently 75% off, so there's no better time to grab some of those images you've been longing after! Once the rubber is gone it's gone because PMS is going all digital!

Want a chance to win some PMS of your own? There are two ways to win with this hop! One lucky commenter will win and you can also win by participating in our hop challenge. Just use any PMS image to make a Spring-themed card (rubber or digi). If you don't yet own any PMS, there are some freebies available...check out the PMS Blog for more information and to link up your creation.

Now hop along to Jackie's Blog to see what she's cooking up for Spring! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge - Embossing

With my humongous collection of Spellbinders and Cuttlebug folders, this week's Christmas Card Challenge "Embossing" was not difficult for me. The hardest part was narrowing down the choices. I've been using my old, classic SU sets more lately. I used to curse them because they were so "CAS" and now that's all I have time for! Hopefully I'll get some coloring in again soon. Come play along at CCC with me this week.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge - Music

This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is "Music". I hope this fits the bill... there is a song about that! This is a great card design that I've cased off of Pinterest. It's so versatile and with my Paper Temptress papers, very elegant, too. For the base I used White Felt Grandee and the clear acetate is Double Thick Crystal Clear (a great weight for cardmaking). A little tip for this card...make sure if you put a sentiment on the inside it's up high enough to not show through the clear strip!! Hope you'll come play & sing along with us at CCC this week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Paisley Christmas

Paisley is NOT my thing... I couldn't find any paisley Christmas-y paper at all in my stash. But I did happen across this great stamp from Stampin Up! that fits the bill for this week's Christmas Card Challenge!

Life has been crazy busy here for me since September... My new business is keeping me going 24/7 and I'm just not finding the time to craft like I used to :( I miss it. Thank goodness for the few teams I am still on or I would probably just stop all together! We all need something to destress, right? Hopefully I'll find more time soon...but at least I have a bunch of Christmas Cards ready to go for this year!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge & Paper Temptress

It's sketch week at Christmas Card Challenges...but please... you don't have to do it red & green like I did LOL... I swear I didn't plan it that way! This cute image is from Bugaboo Stamps... I love Jodie's images but I don't seem to use them very often. This one was already printed and waiting to go. My papers are Paper Temptress: Pop Tones Wild Cherry, Mica/Metallic Fairway, and Heavenly White.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PMS February Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Paper Makeup Stamps February blog hop! Are you feelin' the LOVE yet? You likely just arrived from Randee's blog, but if you didn't, please head on over to the PMS blog and enjoy all the stops on the hop today! I haven't been doing a LOT of cardmaking lately. I'm so busy getting my business up and running that cardmaking has taken a back-back-back seat. So, I find myself making CAS cards a lot more than I used to. This one was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest and I quite like how it turned out, I think. 

Did you know that PMS still has lots of rubber stamps left? Katie decided to go all digi a while back and she's clearing out the rubber an AMAZING 75% off! Both of my stamps today are good ol' fashioned rubber, and Kiss & Makeup is still available in rubber... this one you want in rubber because those lips are fab-u-lous embossed!

Ok... I'll let you head on over to Jackie's blog now. Love you :) 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

For today's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges I used some branch stamps from Heartfelt Creations to make my main panel. I added the sentiment on vellum so it wouldn't cut the panel off. I really like how this one turned out...I haven't been saying that lately! This could be a know...the one you make a bunch of at the last minute LOL.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Well....I tried LOL. I love the Faux Metal technique, but I just never seem to be able to get it to work just right. I think this stamp was just too big. The stamp is Moody for Presents from Paper Makeup Stamps. Hopefully you'll have better luck with your technique for this week's technique challenge at Christmas Card Challenges!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Christmas Card & My Sketch World Combine

This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challeges is "Flourishes"

And the sketch for this month at My Sketch World is above...  The two combined resulted in: 

My card for today...well, it should have been posted yesterday, but I got sick and went to bed REALLY early, before I could get it posted. I hope you'll play along with both of the challenges.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Paper Temptress Day

Today's my day to post at Paper Temptress and I've decided to feature another new image from Paper Makeup Stamps on this card. This is Fairy Jane...poor Jane, she's not feeling so well. I've stamped Jane on Cryogen White paper with Memento ink and colored her with Copics. I've also used Wild Cherry and Basis Teal. My layout today is from this week's JUGS challenge.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge - Lace

This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is "Lace"... a bit of a stretch for me...I don't do vintage and hardly ever use lace, but I did have some of this self-adhesive lace laying around. My image is from Paper Makeup Stamps... and again, my phot is blurry...gotta fix that soon. Thanks for checking in--hope you play along this week.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

PMS Release Day Blog Hop

First I have to apologize for the blurry sentiment. I assure you it's not the file from PMS...I'm redoing my computer and seem to be having some issues with my digis. Now that that is out of the way...

Welcome to my stop on the Paper Makeup Stamps January Blog Hop! If you've just popped in for a visit, please head over to the PMS Blog to get all the details and to start from the beginning. Don't forget to come join us tonite, too, for the release party in the PMS forum.

This is the first all-digi release from PMS. We've got great stamps for cold & flu season...perfect for those get well cards we all need to make now and again. Today I'm featuring one of the new word art releases "Being in the Hospital is a downer, but there is good in everything! You're being served breakfast in bed!" This would make a great innie & outie sentiment...which is so easy to do with digis...just split the image in half and print the punch line on the inside of your card. you're off to see what Tangii has for you. Hope to see you tonite at the party.