Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Friday Sketchers challenge

Hello everyone, Wow, Did Christmas just come and go or what? I knew it would. I wish Christmas Day would last more than 24 hrs. Just to be able to visit with and hang out with the family more. The only one thing that makes me ok with Christmas being over is Valentines day is just around the corner. Now that is my most Fave Holiday. I love the pinks and reds and hearts and glittery things. I feel so much more creative when it comes to making my Valentines day cards. So, from now until the end of Jan. you will see lots and lots of pink!

This is my first Valentine challenge card that I have made this year. This sketch challenge is from Friday Sketchers. They always have great sketches and this one was no exception. I went to the scrapbook store today and did a little stocking up on red and pink and glittery papers and just cant wait to use them. On this creation, This DP is from Bo Bunny "Crazy love fudge & Flowers. Pink and brown are the best combo and this is what this DP has. Lots of pink and Brown. the colors I used for this are Pretty in pink, Choc. chip, so saffron and smooth white card stock. I embossed the so saffron piece with my Tim Holtz flower vine embossing folder. The "All my love" stamp I used is a Heidi Swapp clear stamp.

There you have it. Another sketch challenge down.

I will be sharing more Valentines creations with you all real soon. Don't forget to let me know you were here cause I love to hear from my friends!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2 Challenges,1 Creation

Wow, Only 3 more days until Christmas. Where does the time go? Well, I think this will be my last Holiday card for this year. This card was created for 2 challenges. The color Throwdown and Our creative corner. For The color throwdown, The colors are Riding hood red, Choc. chip/Kraft & Cert. celery. These colors work well together for the Holiday Theme. For "Our creative corner" the challenge was to add color and depth to dry embossing. For this, I used my brayer to add Choc. chip ink to my "Swiss dots" embossing folder. That is my most fave EF so I just had to use that one. Not only did I add it to the riding hood red Top note, I also added it to the punched corners. I also embossed the center cert celery "Labels one" nestie with D'vine swirls and once again used my brayer and colored the swirls with choc. chip.
There you have it. 1 creation, 2 challenges.
I hope you enjoy my creation !
I wish all of my blogging friends out there a wonderful Holiday Season and I will see you all real soon!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Charisma Cardz challenge with a Twist

Hello all, It's been a while since I have created anything to share with you all and I have missed you all so much so here I am with a cool challenge creation that I created for Crazy for Challenges & Charisma Cardz Challenges For Charisma Cardz, there is a twist. No image, only sentiment. Sooo, this is what I have come up with. This was easy as I didn't have to do any coloring or shading, I just needed to find a sentiment that would take up the space on such a large card. This is a square 5 1/4 X 5 1/4. I love this DP that I used, It is from "October Afternoon" and is called Fill the stockings. I love this DP as there are so many colors on the backside that I can coordinate it with many other papers! I like it when that happens. I am so bad with putting colors together.
I used my Nestabilities Beaded circles ad my smaller scallop circle to place the sentiment on. I also punched some of the peppermint candy looking circle out of the DP an added them around the sentiment to add a little something around the sentiment. The base of the card is in White and the other card stocks included are Chocolate Chip & Green Galore. The sentiment is stamped in choc. chip.

The sentiment "A very Merry Christmas to you" is from Stampin Up "Best Yet" stamp set.
So, there you have it. I hope you enjoy my creation and please don't forget to let me know that you were here. I will see you all real soon!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CPS- Card Sketch challenge

Good evening all. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I am on break for the week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday then it's back to work for less than 3 weeks, then it's of for Christmas break for 2 and a half weeks. Gotta love working for the school district!!
So, because I have the whole week off, I can stay up as late as I wasn't creating. I love it when that happens. I have been in kind of a lull this week so hopefully this will get me on a roll. This challenge is from CPS-Card sketches. They always have great sketches to play with and this week was no exception. Basically my color scheme here is Blue and white. The stamp I used is from "Frosty" by Stampin Up! This is a really old set but I totally love this stamp set. Lots of things you can do with good ole Frosty!! I printed the sentiment off of my computer"warm winter wishes" and used modern label xtra large punch and my scallop oval punch.The DP is a no name?? Seriously, there was no man. manuf. name on it. but it is just snowflakes in blues and whites. It was perfect for my creation! I then punched some snowflakes with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch in Bashful blue.
Oh, and I added chunky glitter on the ground where frosty is standing. So, there you have it. My contribution to the CPS challenge. What do you think? I would love to hear your comments. Well, I am off to hopefully work on some more challenges, Maybe even some scrapbook pages. I am trying really hard to get caught up on my scrapbooking so you may notice, I have some new scrapbook challenge blogs and groups in my side bar. If you know of any really good Scrapbook challenge blogs, Please, let me know. I always love a good challenge!! I'll see you all real soon!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Card

Happy Saturday Night all. I don't have a challenge card to share with you all tonight, Just a creation that I made. My co worker needs 5 Teacher appreciation cards for her daughters teachers so she asked me if I would make them for her. Well, I will never ever turn down a request to make cards. I went out to one of our only scrapbook stores in my area and was on a search for some apple paper. Well, This is what I found. It is from We r Memory Keepers and has blue and green and orange apples with glitter on them. Really pretty paper.The Thank you sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The apple is from one of the Studio G line. My color scheme is Buckaroo blue,Basic Black,Riding hood red and Pear pizzaz. I used my Swiss dots embossing folder on the basic black and also on the buckaroo blue that I also punched with my scallop corner punch. SO, that's pretty much all I have for you all tonight. I will see you all real soon! Have a wonderful night!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

2 more challenges, DONE!

Hello everyone. So Sorry that I have been MIA for a bit. I have had a crazy busy week even though we had a 4 day weekend, I had my sons 2 Birthday parties to take care of. We always do one family party and 1 friends party so I had to do some cooking for both so I have spent alot of time in the kitchen for the past 3 days. Whew, I'm pooped!

So, onto the challenges. The first is for Sketch Saturday, Oh how I love the sketch Saturday challenges. One of my total favorites.
The next challenge was from
Color Throwdown. Now, when it comes to color challenges, Color throwdown is the greatest! I am horrible with colors so this is an awesome tool for me. The colors I was to work with are Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede & Kraft.

So, did you notice the flowers I made? They are from the Stampin Up! scallop circle punch. I saw these done on You Tube by Scrappingaway. What a great and really easy tutorial. Go and check it out. I think the flowers made a perfect accent to my creation. I used 2 embossing folders on this creation as well, Swiss dots(which is my fave EF) and D'vine swirl. The image/sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo "Warm Holiday Wishes" and nested in 2 layers of "Labels 4" Nestabilities.For the final touch I added some buttons(from my stash) into the middle of the flowers. So, There you have it. I hope you enjoy my creation. I will hopefully be back real soon to share some more with you all. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you all soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nothing creative, Just some sharing

This is Brandon and his girlfriend Sabrina. Isn't she just adorable?
Getting ready to go

In front of their High School

Brandon and I

Hello everyone, I don't have any creations to share with you all tonight, I just wanted to share some photos of my sons Homecoming. I cant believe he is a Sophomore already. He is my only one so I want him to stay little forever but since that cant happen, I just have to embrace his growing up and try and savor every mom and son moment. This was kind of one of those moments as he was getting ready for the Homecoming dance. It really makes me sad at how fast they grow. Not to mention, He is one of those boys that gets embarresed by his parents(as if we weren't cool or something) Which makes his father and I do really silly things in front of his friends even more LOL! So, enough of my jibber jabber, Onto the pictures. Oh, he is just too handsome!

Friday, October 29, 2010

challenges in 1 post!

OMG, I love this site that I have found. It is called Papercraft Star and they are sooooo fun! They have challenges, prizes and some wonderful inspiration. This challenge is an inspiration challenge from the photo you see here. What pretty soft fall colors, I hope I captured the feel in my creation.
This is also a sketch challenge from Sketch and Stash challenge BlogThese are the supplies I used.

DP is SK Meadow stripe

Close to cocoa,Sage shadow,Vanilla and white card stock. The flowers are made with 7 scallop circle punches and a brad added to the middle and bring each scallop circle bunched up to the middle. Punched corners and embossed with my Moroccan screen embossing folder.

So, there you have it. What do you think?

Well, I wanted to get this posted before this evening. Tonight is my sons High School Homecoming game and I will be enjoying the festivities and trying to recapture my youth(Joke) LOL! I love to take pictures of any and all of his school events, He gets a little irritated, you know, Because Mom just isn't cool. Makes me want to go even more! LOL! I will share some pictures this weekend with you all!

Have a splendid Friday evening and I will see you all real soon!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

CPS Sketch 190

Happy Saturday all, Here is a quick post for another sketch challenge that I just finished. This one is from CPS-Card Sketches. It is a pretty simple creation so I will just share the supplies used!
Stamp set- Spooks2scare from The stamps of life
DP-Basic Grey All eerie
lovely lilac stampin up! card stock
wasau white card stock for the base.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #18, Thank You Theme

Well, Hello everyone. I can finally say it is starting to feel a little like fall here in Northern California. Oh how I love fall. I especially love it when it gets dark early, My family thinks I am nuts but I feel like I am more productive at night. Silly! Silly!

Anyways, I want to share with you all a challenge that I completed today. This was a challenge that really did challenge me too. It is from Papercraft Star, What a fun place to go with some really neat challenges. This specific challenge was "Thank you theme" and you must use dry embossing ,Use a cricut or other die cut and use metal on the project. Well, Here is my project. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I used my Cricut "Doodlebug" cartridge and printed it out with Jillibean Soup DP(Chicken Noodle is the name of it. ). My card stock colors are Riding Hood Red, Going Gray & Daffodil Delight from Stampin Up! I dry embossed the Going Gray with D'vine swirl Embossing folder and the Daffodil delight panel with My ultimate fave Embossing folder, Swiss Dots. For the metal, I added 6 brads.
So, There you have it. My creation for the Papercraft Star challenge. I had so much fun with this challenge, I cant wait til the next one!!
Well, I am off to do some more creating, I hope everyone has a wonderful Fall evening and I will see you all real soon!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #161

Happy Tuesday friends. I am sharing with you all here yet, another challenge that I completed. If it wasn't for challenges, I would probably have a pretty darn boring blog. I love love love challenges, If I ever get into that creative rut, I turn to a challenge and it just goes from there. So, with that being said, Mojo Monday challenges are one of my most fave challenge blogs.

For the base of the card, I used Vanilla. The next layer is Brocade Blue. The DP I used was a scrap from my scrap stash and I haven't the slightest idea what it is called or who it is made by. Sorry bout that one, but if you know, Let me know.) The ribbon is "Bluebird" from Stampin Up! The little yellow tag is one that I found in my die cut drawer, It looks as though it is close to Summer sun. I used the sentiment "Thank You" from the Short & Sweet stamp set from Stampin Up! I added some bling to the tag in green. For the flower, I layered some summer sun and punched it with my oval punch, Then the next layer is a scallop punch in the DP and then a final layer in Brocade Blue and added a brown prima flower with a green brad in the middle. Oh, and I punched the DP with my eyelet border punch. So, there you have it. My creation for the Mojo Monday challenge. I hope you enjoy my creation! Well, I am off to do some more creating so I will see you all real soon! Have a wonderful night!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Witche's Hats, Goodie Boxes

Hello everyone, Just a quick post to share with you all the goodies boxes that I have put together for a Halloween Party that my family is going to on Sunday. I found this great Tutorial on You tube ,The tutorial was given by "StampwithTami" and she also has the tutorial on her blog. How darn cute are these? I made about 20 of them. Yes, a little time consuming but still adorable. I loaded them with candy for the kids and I think they are going to love them! So, just thought I would share with you all. Thanks for droppin by and we'll see you all soon!!

Yayyyy, It's Friday!

Happy Friday all my stamping friends. I am so looking forward to a fun filled weekend!
How about you all? Any big plans? I started of my weekend by completing a challenge over at Charisma Cards challenge Blog. This challenge was to create something with more than 2 folds. So I created an accordion fold card. My color scheme on this was Pumpkin Pie, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive and summer sun. I sprayed the green flowers with Olive vine glimmer mist. I wish the camera would have picked up the sparkles of the mist but it is there! My DP is from Echo Park and is called "Playground". I also used a bit of Stampin Up! DP. The sentiment is from "Best Yet" stamp set from Stampin Up! and I put it on Vanilla card stock that I cut out with my Labels 4 nesties. The flowers are also on scallop circle nesties. I finished it off with 3 brads (from my stash) in the bottom right of the creation. There you have it. My multi fold creation. I hope you enjoy what you see and don't forget to leave me a message so I know that you were here. Have a wonderful Friday and I will see you all real soon!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2 more challenges down!

Happy Thursday friends. I have 2 more challenges that I want to share with you all. They are from Inspirational Card sketches & Color Throwdown. For "Color Throwdown" the colors are . These were great colors to work with!
For the flower in the center I used my Stampin Up! Die Flower, Daisies # 2. I love daisies so this is by far my fave die. The DP I used is from a 6X6 Stampin Up! pad. This pad has Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush & Poppy Parade. I love the 6X6 pads because there usually isn't any waste and it's perfect for card making. I did add a button in the middle of the flower and added some hemp twine into the button holes.
So, there you have it. My 2 challenges.
I hope you enjoy my creation, Please don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you were here. Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Some more challenges

So it is now Sunday evening and I don't know about anyone else but is this June weather or what? I think we hit 80° here in Concord, Calif. today. I am so ready for fall weather but I think we are going to go right into Winter. So, With my air conditioning on, I worked on completing some challenges today! The first one is from CPS( Card Positioning Systems)

but I also did a color challenge on that same creation. The color challenge is from Colour Create Challenge Blog. The colors were Pink, Green and Ivory. The DP I used is from My little Yellow Bicycle, the Sharon Ann Delightful collection. I also took plain white flowers and used my "Tattered Angels" Glimmer mist(Pink Taffy). I finished of the pink and green flowers with a silver brad. As you can also see, I added some bling to the ivory piece(I used my Labels Nestie) with the sentiment which is from "Whimsical Words" from Stampin Up! So, there you have it. My 2 challenges in one creation. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my Creative Outlet and hope you come back real soon to pay me a visit! So, I am off to do some more creating so have a wonderful night everyone!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

ABC Challenge

Hello everyone, Well, it is Sunday night and I have one more challenge creation to share with you all then it is off to be for me (it is 11:15pm.) I am pooped!
This challenge is from The ABC Challenge Blog and this challenge was to create an Easel card. Easel cards are so darn cute and easier to make than you may think. The image I used on this cutey patootie card is from CC Designs. I lovey love love CC Designs images. So fun to color in and so darn adorable. Don't ya think? See how I added the ribbon around the sentiment. Now we all know we have tons of ribbon scraps so I thought this was a good way to use some of them. Although I would have to create about a billion cards to use all of my scraps but, Hey, It's a start! LOL!
The DP I used is from Echo Park Paper Co. It is called "Sweet Summertime" by Crystal Wilkerson. I absolutely love this paper!
So, what do you think? I would love to hear your comments!!!
Well, It's off to bed for me! I will see you all real soon!!

Another Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I completed another challenge card today. This one is for 2 challenges. One of them is Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and Oh my goodness, I love love love these stamps! So darn cute!
The challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie was to make a celebration card and that is what I did. Mine if for a Happy Birthday. I colored her in with my Copics and you cant tell too well, but I colored in the cup cakes with my Spicas. I just love those Spicas. My DP is that from a 12X12 stack and my card stock colors are Lovely Lilac & Melon Mambo from Stampin Up! and White from Wausau.I also used my corner punch and punched out 4 corners and added them to the Melon Mambo. I also embossed the melon Mambo with my Traffic Jam Embossing folder.
For the 2nd. challenge, It is a sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday. I had so much fun with these 2 challenges. Now, Who to give the card to? Hmmmm, when is your birthday?
Enjoy my creation and don't forget to leave me a comment so I know you were here!
I will see you all real soon with some more creations!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CPS Sketch

Happy Wednesday everyone. Hope you are all staying cool wherever you may be. I wish fall would actually get here to Northern Calif. I am tired of these 100° days. Ick!
So, here I have a sketch from CPS(Card Positioning Systems). This was a fun and pretty simple challenge. I figured if Fall wasn't going to be here, I should create some fall themed cards. Hint Hint Mother Nature! LOL!
For this one I used a stamp from one of my most favoritist stamp sets from "The Stamps Of Life" I love love love all of her monthly stamps. I get a new set around the 1st. of every month, I just love Happy Mail, Dont you? For the DP I actually used a Halloween paper pack from Wal Mart. and my card stock colors are Glorious Green, Only Orange (From Satmpin Up!) and white(from Wausau)
I printed the "Happy Fall" in Word and added some green gems(sorry about the picture quality) you cant really tell that they are green but that's what they are.

I hope you enjoy my creation, there are many more to come and I cant wait to share with all of my friends!
See y'all soon!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketch from Friday Sketchers

Happy Monday all, I have another Challenge creation that I put together for you all. This one is from Friday Sketchers. I did something different with this creation. The 3 flowers in the left hand corner of the card, They are from DP and punched with scallop punches. I punched out 8 scallop circles for each flower and and put a green brad in the middle of each of them and then kinda just bunched them up around the brad and before I attached them, I kinda separated each layer to make the flower. I saw this on You Tube(my lifeline!) What do you think? You like?
the supplies I used for this creation are as follows:Rose Red & white Card stock. DP is Cottage wall from Satmpin Up! Top Note Die from Stampin Up! Sizzix scribbles swirls die. Green brad(in center of flowers)
So, there you have it. My creation for Friday Sketchers. Let me know what you think, I love to hear all of my friends comments! I will see you all real soon, Off to work on another challenge!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge

Hello there friends, Well, It is Tuesday and I have completed another challenge card. This sketch challenge is from Mojo Monday. A fun and pretty easy sketch might I add. I decided to go Halloweenie with this one as I got my monthly stamp set from The stamps of life at the beginning of the month and I just needed to use it. The stamps of life is a fun club to assure yourself that you are going to get Happy Mail at the beginning of every month. If you haven't seen her stamps before, you have got to go and check it out.
I stamped the ghost image on black card stock with a Craft white ink pad and added the googly eyes for some dimension. So darn cute! The punch I used is a Martha Stewart border punch(the checker punch) For the scallop circle with the ghost in it and the sentiment, I actually had those from last year and thought they would fit perfect for this creation. The card stock colors I used are Lovely Lilac, Basic black, only orange from Stampin Up! and the white is from Wausau. There you have it. My creation for Mojo Monday. I hope you enjoy what I have created and hope to see you back soon to see my creations!
Have a great night and I will see you all real soon!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Card Patterns Challenge

Hello friends, Happy Monday to you all. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Well, I am starting the week off good with a challenge completed. Hopefully I can keep it up for the rest of the week.

This challenge is from Card Patterns, They always have wonderful challenges and you all know how I love a challenge.

These are the supplies I used to create this challenge card.
Not quiet navy,Pumpkin pie and pear pizzaz card stock. DP is from echo park paper co. orange flower brads from my stash. sentiment image from Inkadinkadoo. Scallop circle Nestie. & circle nestie.
And there you have it.
Let me know that you were here! I love to hear your comments! Have a great night and I will see you all real soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dad's 80th. Birthday

Hello Friends, Happy hump day everyone, I hope you all are having a great week this far. I cant believe we are already half way thru September. Next thing you know, It's going to be Christmas. Yikes!!
Well I have a couple of projects that I want to share with you all. My Dad's 80Th. Birthday is tomorrow and he is an artist. If I ever need to get rid of stamping magazines or catalogs he is the first person to say, Ohhhh, I'll take them. He does pencil drawings and some of his work is just amazing. When he was in college he won many art contests and even in his work(before he retired) he was the person they would call to do pencil drawings of anyone who was retiring and those would be presented to the retiree. Pretty cool stuff.
So, I had to create something cool for him. He loves to go to the book store and buy books with interesting photos in them so I went to his favorite book store(1/2 price books here in Concord) and got him a gift card, so with that, I needed to make a Gift card holder. This holder is pretty cool as I got the idea from a friend of mine(Thank you Polly!) It is made from a TPaper roll. Covered in the same paper that I used on the card and I embossed the tag with my Stars EF. I added some fibers to add some splash of color to it and there you have it. So easy and so cool looking!
As for the card, I used an image from
"I brake for stamps" I colored the senior in with my copics and also used my spicas(on the ribbon)
I have totally neglected all of my
"I brake for stamps" rubber and my Dad has the awesome sense of humor so I knew he would totally appreciate this image and with the look on the seniors face, I though "Happy joyful Birthday" (From Small Saying by StampinUp!) was the perfect sentiment.
My color scheme was Going Grey,Ruby Red & Vanilla from Stampin Up! The DP is by
Sandylion. I have also used my embossing folders on the grey and vanilla panels(spots & dots and Stars)
So, there you have it. Dad's 80Th. birthday present and card. I cant wait to take it over to him tomorrow. I think he will get a chuckle out of it!
Well, all for now my friends. I'm off to do some creating and I will see you all real soon!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sketches For you Sketch-A-Thon

Hello everyone. For the last few days, I have been busily at work completing some Pre-challenges for the Sketches4U "Sketch-A-Thon" The theme for the sketch-a-thon is Fall or School theme.

So far I have completed 3 pre-challenges. There is so much more fun set of for the next 3 weeks over at Sketches4U, You don't want to miss all the great sketches and Awesome Talent. They have Nikki Sivils & Cherie from Sassy Little sketches and Liz Qualman will also be providing a surprise sketch revealed on Sept. 25th. This sketch a thon will be going on starting on Sept. 10th. until the end of September so you have lots of time to get over there and have some fun with all the great sketches.
My card sketch challenge & creation will be out on Sept. 18th. So come on by and play along.
I would love to see you there!

So, onto my takes on the 3 pre-challenge creations. There is a Fall Card, A 12X12 School Layout and a School themed tag.
For my tag, I used Dark Blue Stickles to make the "A" I did it in both red and dark blue and I really likes the Dark Blue the best.

Tag Supplies used: Night of navy for base of tag and Cert. celery. yellow and green star brads from my stash. red rick rac. The DP is used is from a 12X12 pack, I am not sure of the maker.The Die cut apples is cut from a 12X12 Laser cut piece of card stock that I also used on the 12X12 layout.

Supplies used for 12X12 LO
12X12 Laser die cut apples, 12X12 blue polka dot 2 sided multi color stripes by "My minds eye". and the 8"Eighth Grade" from Reminisce. Red polka dot just a random piece from my stash.
I also added the school books below the right picture which is a metal charm that says ABC,123.

For my Fall Themed card, Cardstock used is rich razzleberry,and pumpkin pie. DP used is from a fall/Thanksgiving themed pack. The stamp set I used is called "Thanks to fall" From The stamps of life. I added a button in a fall color with some hemp twine.

So there you have it. So far, 3 sketches and a bunch more to go. This sketch a thon is going to be so much fun I don't want any of my friends to miss it, So, come on over and check it out and join in on the fun. Until next time, Happy Creating!!

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