Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card with just cardstock. I used my cuttlebug swirls folder for the dry embossing. The red ribbon is Kiaser Craft,Mulberry Flower from Petaloo, red rinestone and tag from stash.

Lots of challenges for this one!
Color challenge from Color Chef Challenge.
Sketch Challenge over at Pal's Paper Arts
Use Something New from One Stitch at a Time Challenge - the red ribbon and flowers are new to me they were given to me by a friend. The ribbon hadn't even been opened yet.
No Designer Papers from Cute Card Challenge
Rinestones, Ribbon and Red from The Character Cafe
Use Swirls from Oh! Alice
Dry Embossing from Just us Girls
Wheew that's it!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight

Wow four cards in one day and I stitched while watching Bourne Supremacy!

These cards are combining two challenge. Silhouettes for Bah! Humbug! and the #66 card sketch from Card Patterns.

OK card details, plain white card stock for base and textured card stock by paper studio for the front that I Glimmer Misted Midnight Blue (once I transfer ed to a mini mister because it wouldn't spray :le sigh:). Tulle I had in my stash it's .25 yards that the cashier misread as $0.25 I found out later! I bunched it up and taped it to the backside of the card front. The die cuts were from a Fiskateer swap thanks to whoever punched out the boatload of those! Brads and Ribbon from my stash. I also glued the snowflakes together with Frosted Lace stickles. The image I found on Word!! I was so happy because I really wanted to do a Night Before Christmas Theme so I made 4 images to not waste paper and then I typed up the sentiment and the inside greetings. They were trimmed and inked with Color Box Petal Palette in blue and the sentiment was punched with my Upper Crest border punch. I need to find a good adhesive for the image because after a while it's popped off the tulle but I'll wait till everything is dry before messing with it anymore.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Crafty Little Place Challenge

Ah well 2 posts in one day again! But this challenge deadline was coming up so I finally got inspired to do this card! I used the sketch over at A Crafty Little Place I didn't know what image I was going to use and I found this diecut from my stash oh who knows how long ago? It was part of a diecut image swap. So I inked it 1st with SEI Lagoon, ran it through the Cuttlebug Swirls pattern, filed it and inked it with Color Box Sky Blue. The papers are Imaginisce Splash Dance Ocean Motion. Then I rummaged through my sticker drawer and found 3 clear circles and whalla! A card for my card stash :D

House Mouse and Dirty Scraps

House Mouse Blog Hop and Challenge to do a goodbye card. I thought of making my friend a card who's going on vak and I'm taking care of the dog. She gave me these cool papers and ribbons so I decided to use those and grabbed my mouse and camera stamp. I used a Becky Fleck Card Map March 2010.

Next up a 2 page 8.5X11 LO for Dirty Scraps Serenity Challenge. Usually I take a walk on the Greenway because it's more peacefull to look at than my neighboorhood. However on my Birthday they were doing a clean up so I went for an hour to help. I made myself a little sticker too. On the clean up I met a turtle. While resting there was a bug and a ladybug so I put some thickers around them or pointing to them so you can see them in the picture. I inked the circle aroudn the turtle with Brick Red Distress Ink and the other two I used cranberry alchol ink. I used Cosmo Cricket Get Campy for the papers, flowers and ribbon were from my friend and I used my Glue Arts ribbon adehesive for the green ribbon. The green dots are Peeled Paint Distress Stickles. Double Page Map from Becky Fleck that I turned to do a top to bottom LO.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

I used the sketch from Just Christmas and Birthday Cards to make this card for my Aunt's Birthday on the 17th but just haven't posted it up yet.

I used Colorbok papers,Inkadinkado inchie stamps, orange brads I had in my stash, Prima Flowers and Orange Distress Stickles. The bottom border was done with Fiskars Leave it to Weaver and I used a strip from the Colorbok papers for ribbon because my brown ribbon was too dark.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I found Off the Wall Craftiness through another persons blog (that I'll have to find later)

I loved the challenge! I love those colors and it was perfect for a Thank You card for my friend who gave me a nice gift on my B-day.

Here was the challenge color palate.

This is my card! I used some 8X8 cardstock I had to cut the base and the yellow flower sheet was from an album kit I bought to make my cousin her Life Book. So hurray for using stash! The flowers are imaginisce that my friend Pinky gave me ;) I dug around my brad stash to find some cute brads. The green ribbon she also gave me and I used a tutorial I found on fiskars for NSD part of it showed how to tie the bow. The chipboard sticker is from Thickers and I inked it with Tim Holtz Alchol ink in Lettuce and Sunshine Yellow. The blue letters are also Thickers. I used a Becky Fleck Card Map from March 2010.

I made this card while listening too Radio Free Burrito So get your geek on and listen in ;)

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm so excited!

1. It's my B-day tomorrow!

2. I'll see my friends in the evening for stitching and food :D

3. I won Glue!! That describes the package I won though it doesn't show it. Basically I don't think I'll have to ask Steve to get me glue for a while ;)

They must like people named Melissa because last Friday's winner was a Melissa too ;) Someone must have told them it was my B-day :D

Tomorrow morning I hope the rain stays away so I can pick up garbage on the Greenway. Yup that's right it's my B-day and I'll be picking up other people's trash! But I've been going for walks out there and I can't stand it anymore! I was about prepared to go out with a garbage bag myself but it will be a lot more fun with a bunch of other people :D

Hope Good Luck comes your way!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

3rd post for the day! And a card!

I did a card for another Becky Fleck Challenge! I changed the orintation of the card and used the Colorbok Woodhaven papers that I won off their survery. I sprayed the paper with my minimister w/some perfect pearls added in. The House Mouse Stamp I colored in with my pearlescent chalks. The border punch is Fiskars scalloped edge. Thanks to the Fiskars site for posting NSD vids thanks to Leah and Joanna I learned how to tie the bow I used ;) I also did the inside of the card :D This will be nice to send someone on a rainy day but right now it's beautiful outside so I'm going to go for a walk. Lets see if I can drag hubby out!

Becky Fleck scrapbook kit club LO contest

I saw the sketch for this and thought it was cute. I had 4 wallet pics of Steve from 8th grade. I was looking for pics of me in 8th grade but remembered we were 8 years apart so I found one of me about kindergarten age. I had pulled out the Cosmo Cricket Boy Friend papers that I had won to go w/school pics and liked the little thought bubble so I cut out my pic and put it in. The 8 is a Fabric Thicker.

Oh scrapbook supplies how I've missed you!

Pinky had posted an online crop on her blog so I've been busy creating over at

Sketch Challenge
the journaling on the side says these stamped images and chipboard letters have been sitting in a drawer Waiting to be used (had to use sketch and the word wait or waiting)

Iron Scrapper Challenge
Had to use one of the pictures provided. Looking for a pic to go with the keyhole I came across the Coraline poster so went online to find the Jasper Fforde book cover. Then I found book quotes and decided that a quote would be good over the keyhole pic so I changed the color and added a text box :D There were more quotes I liked so I made a library pocket with my Hot of the Press template and made some tags. The keys came from Thickers, grungeboard and metal pieces I had. The keyhole was grungeboard and I found some heart brads since I used the heart pin I had from a swap. Paper is ollldd it's been in my stash for 6 years? I dembossed it w/my flur de lis cuttlebug folder (because I didn't relize I had it upside down :p) The bottom part I hand embossed with my fiskars template. I distressed and inked everything with distress ink in china blue and antique linen.

Anticipation challenge
Do an LO about the Anticipation of Spring or your fav flower. You must distress at least one flower. I turned this into a double LO (Page Maps by Becky Fleck for all LO's) and did a walk I took when it was warm enough in April to go out. The papers are Cosmo Cricket that I won, I think the red ribbon is too it was ment to go with cogsmo I've had that for about a year now. The flowers were some distressed one I had gotten for free and I think I won the prima's too! The prima's I scrunched and inked up to match the distressing of the other flowers.

and the upload is taking forever because I used hubby's camera I guess :p my BIL took my camera to Indy so he could take pics of his grandbaby! Ziggy is a Great Aunt now! So you might see some Baby LO's in the future.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

April Progress

This is what I've accomplished during the month of April. My players are now complete so I'm stitching the area around them when I watch hockey games. Helps with the annoying commericals :p

Go Penguins!