Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nutshells Challenge #21

Hey everyone. I am here to share with you my FINAL Guest Design Team card for this weeks challenge at nutcrafters-nutshells .

Challenge #21 is a little different, it is ANYTHING BUT A CARD. That means go wild, you can create bags, tags, altered notebooks, bookmarks, basicall if you can make it with paper and its not a card, it counts. You can even use the stamps on a Layout.

Remember that you must use a stamp that is carried in the Nutcrafters store to qualify for the prize!!! So go over to Nutcrafters and see the selection of stamps. And remember you have 2 weeks for this challenge.

Oh my and I forgot to tell you what the prize is. This week's prize a a set from The Greeting Farm. The lucky winner will get the Amazing Duo set.

This week I chose to alter a checkbook cover. I have used an image from the mid-July release. I thought the wishing well was perfect for the checkbook. I used some paper from an Angel Company paper stack that I had lying around, I tried to make it look somewhat like grass and sky. For the flowers I used a flower ribbon that I got in the Target dollar bin. For the sun I layered some yellow flowers together. The sentiment I handwrote.

I want to finish this post by saying thanks so much to the ladies over at Nutcrafters for allowing me to be a part of thier team these last 2 months. I have had lots of fun with you guys.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


OK so it seems like many of my friends are doing this post "What is on Your Work Desk Wednesday" so I thought it might be fun to get in on it.

Here are 2 pics of what is going on on my desk. I am actively working on some cards that at this time shall remain a secret. Therefore I have turned the colored images around so that you can't see them. Hee-Hee. I also have a partially colored TGF Cheeky Girl that I am trying to find the right paper to work with.

This is a full s hot of my crafty station since I don't think I have shared it before. I need to do some serious reorganizing of it. I am having issues finding stuff. I just did the top 2 shelves on on unit and the top shelf on the other. Now its time to work on the rest. Ugg

Well thanks for looking.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Hey everyone it is Monday again and I am so not liking it. Oh well I guess.

Here is my first card this week. Hopefully there will be more, since my husband is out of town on work I should have ample crafty time after the kids go to bed.

Well this card is made for several challenges and while normally I am super critical of my work, this card I am soooo super duper pleased with. The image was gifted to me from my fab friend, Dee, and I was so excited to work with it. The other part of this card that makes me super happy is that I finally got to use the punch out from my wedding invitations, that would be the light grey and white monogramed rectangle behind the image. I have been holding onto these for 7 yrs hoping to use them for something.

Here is the list of challenges:
1. Doodle Palace - sketch (I just realized I can't enter because the image isn't digital)
2. Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge - photo inspiration
3. Cute Card Club over at Cafemom - photo inspiration
4. Meljens - Long & Tall
5. Character Cafe - Rectangle
6. Burtonesque Dolls Challenge - Think in Black & White
7. Colour Q - color challenge
8. Charisma Cardz - Pink
9. Off the Wall Craftiness - photo inspiration
10. AI Factory - Flowers
11. Your Next Stamp Challenge - Flower Power

Card Details:
Image - Lylah by Lil Lolita Stamps (colored with Copics and Bics)
Paper: Cardstock - handmade by a local company
Design Paper - American Crafts
Embelishments: Dew Drops
Flowers from Nutshells Stamps

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Stella Seeing Spots

Hey everyone, I am back for a second time today. If you are here for my Nutshells DT card, please scroll down.

This card was created for a few different challenges.

1. Anyone for Anya - Black, White & Pink
2. Farm Fresh Friday challenge at the Greeting Farm - sketch
3. Meljen's Designs - Circles Galore

Card Details:
Image: Stella by the Greeting Farm (Colored with Copics & Bics)
Paper: Cardstock - Core'dinations; Design Paper scraps
Additional details: Buttons by Making Memories, Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder

Nutshells Challenge #20

Hey everyone. I am here to share with you my Guest Design Team card for this weeks challenge at nutcrafters-nutshells . I have used an image from the upcoming mid-July release.

Challenge #20 is a little different, we want you to use a Mojo Monday sketch to create your card. Since the challenge is open for two weeks, you can use any sketch from the month of July and here is a link to the site
The prize for this week is winners choice of 4 digi stamps including singles and sets!

Remember that you must use a stamp that is carried in the Nutcrafters store to qualify for the prize!!! So go over to Nutcrafters and see the selection of stamps. And remember you have 2 weeks for this challenge.

Card details:
Image: Nutcrafters upcoming release (colored with Copics)
Paper: Cardstock - Core'dinations; Design Paper - DCWV
Additional elements: Stickles, bling by Studio 18 and flowers by Prima and Making Memories

Friday, July 9, 2010

Live for Gretel

Hey everyone and Happy Friday to you all. I hope you all have something fun planned this weekend. Not too much for us, a low key BBQ tomorrow night and then a birthday party for my BFF's 2yo daughter on Sunday. Good times.

I want to share with you today a fun little summery card made with an image that I got from a swap with one of my dear card momma friends. Thanks Cass. This card was made for the following challenges.

1. All that Scraps - sketch
2. Drunken Stampers - Summery/Vacation (well it isnt summer without strawberries)
3. Flutterby Wednesdays - open
4. Cute Card Thursday - Summer

Card Details:
Image: Gretel - Swiss Pixies (colored with Copics and Bics)
Paper: Cardstock - Core'dinations and Design Paper - Basic Grey
Embellies: chipboard - Basic Grey, bling - Studio 18

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Princess Puckerup

Hey there everyone. Sorry this is my first post this week but its been hectic and HOT here. I haven't wanted to step foot in my sauna/craftroom. I finally braved it last night and made a fun girly card that fits several challenges.

1. Anyone for Anya - Anything Goes
2. Pile it on - Favorite Things (I used a stamp from my fave company and my fave card colors, and my fave embellie which is Dew Drops)
3. Club Anya & Friends - Princess Card
4. Tuesday Throwdown - Mosaic Look (I tried with the background blocks)
5. Dietrich Dare is back for a final challenge - photo inspiration (I took my inspiration from the colors)
6. Little Red Wagon - Nesties (I used ovals a friend cut for me)
7. ABC Challenge - two images on a stamp or two stamps on a card

Card Details:
Image: Princess Ava - The Greeting Farm (colored with Copics and Bics)
Paper: Cardstock by Core'dinations - Design Paper is Forget Me Knots by BoBunny
Other items used:
Red Blending Chalk - Inkandinkado
Bling - Studio 18
Flowers - E. , Making Memories, and Prima
Brad - Making Memories
Dew Drops

Friday, July 2, 2010

Firecracker Fourth

Howdy all. I am back today with a simple patriotic card to honor the 4th of July, our Independance Day. I chose to keep this simple as I think the occasion should speak for itself and also because I am making one for everyone coming to our BBQ.

This is for the following challenges:

1. Stamptacular Sunday - Stars & Stripes

2. Meljen's Designs - Red, White and Blue

3. Pixie Dust Studio - Red, White and Blue

4. Raise the Bar - Colors of Your Flag

5. Stamp Something - Colors of Your Flag

Card Details:
Image: freebie Firecracker from TLC
Paper: DCWV Summer 2009 stack
Ribbon - stash