Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Brain of Bats

As I created this card, all I heard in my head was Coldplay's "A Sky Full Of Stars".  I tried singing "a brain full of bats" but it didn't have the same ring to it. Last minute as always, my September tag for Tim Holtz's blog challenge actually came together kind of awesomely!


I'm not gonna mount this one on a card like I sometimes do, I'm too happy with it!!

I'm entering the following challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

#HEARTS

Happy World Hearts Day!  I actually didn't even know that existed, but I saw it over at 613 Avenue Create and I wanted to participate.  I lost my grandmother to a heart attack and I'm very dedicated now to awareness and prevention.


The red heart is glittery but it doesn't fully show up in the photo.  The flower and heart center are shimmery, too.  I loooove glittery, shimmery cards I just wish they showed up better!!

I also picked that background paper and the color assortment 'cause I didn't want it to look too valentine-y.  Mission accomplished. :)

I'm entering these challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and take care of your heart--you only get one!!!  Make lots of art, it keeps your stress level down.  Laters!!

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting From The Heart!

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Crafting From the Heart and as always our theme is Anything Goes!  We've got two fabulous sponsors this month in Lacy Sunshine and Sassy Studio Designs!

First up is Lacy Sunshine.  I love The Wizard of Oz so I picked Pickles The Great and Powerful to create with.


Just a few challenges for this card:



  • Word Art Wednesday - #151 Anything Goes 5/5 **PRIZE WINNER**
  • DLArt Linky Party



  • And for Sassy Studio, there was only ONE option this time of year!!  Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sassy!


    Several challenges for this card :)
    Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    **REPOST IN PLACE OF FRIENDS CARD**

    Hi all!  Just a quick post to remind you of all the updates to my shop recently!  I've added a few new cards and LOTS of Halloween cards.  Take a look!!



    Lots more available in the shop!  Order your Halloween cards early to ensure holiday delivery!  I'm off to make some more cards for this weekend.  Laters!

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    **ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Hobbycutz!!

    Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz and this week our theme is the always-fun Anything Goes!  Our returning sponsor is The Stamping Chef!


    I picked a Christmas image to create with this week, Checking Out For The Year!


    The foliage on the card is from Hobbycutz of course, these are from the Decorative Branches and Leaves set.

    I'm of course entering some challenges:
    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!



    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Skulls and Bling

    Who says a skull can't be blingy?  When I was making this card I envisioned a flourishy blingy embellishment, so that's what I used.  I really like how it turned out.  This is my entry for the Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge, where the theme is Effect Powders.  If you don't have a copy of COC3, you can get one here.

    The challenge is sponsored this fortnight by Inspiration Emporium, which is a fabulous place to find all kind of Tim goodies!


    I'm also excited cause I used a brand-new stamp set on this card. That's always fun!


    Of course I'm entering a few challenges:
    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    **USE 3 LAYERS/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Creative Moments!!

    Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme this fortnight is Use 3 Layers but you always have the option to do Anything Goes instead.  Our wonderful sponsor is Eureka Stamps and since I look for any excuse to make a card with a Twilight reference, I chose Harvest Moon.


    I'm of course entering a few challenges:




    Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    A Merry Diva

    Merry Tuesday!!! (Doesn't sound as good as Merry Monday would've but I was too busy to post yesterday!) I'm again just under the wire for the challenge at Tis The Season Stamping and it's a sketch challenge this time around!



    This is what I made:



    I'm entering just three challenges:

    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Here's to Twenty Years!!!!

    Alllllllways at the last minute, right??  In honor of the 20th anniversary of the best show on TV EVER, Friends, I wanted to make a coffee-themed card.  I've been dying to use this pop-up die, so here's what I created.

    Here's the front....


    And THIS is the inside!!!


    YEP, I love that die!!

    I'm entering this super-special card in some challenges:

    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Be Happy

    I've been struggling this week.  No mojo, no nothing.  It's mostly been 90s reruns and salted caramel gelato (lots of gelato).  I'm trying to pull it together, trying to force it, so I made an "inspirational" card of sorts.


    In trying to force the mojo, I'll enter a few challenges:


    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!


    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    **VINTAGE** New Challenge With Crafty Creations!!

    Happy Hump Day!!  It's time for a new challenge with Crafty Creations and this fortnight our theme is VINTAGE!!!

    Our lovely sponsor is Whiff of Joy Stamps, and they're giving our lucky winner this adorable stamp set!

    I love vintage so I had some great stamps in my stash to work with.  This card also marks the first time I tea dyed cardstock.  I LOVE how it turned out!  I'll definitely be doing that again.  It was super easy too.  I'd read all kinds of tutorials about brewing it with salted water and I wasn't down for that, so I made myself a cup of tea and when it was brewed, took the wet teabag out and let it cool for a bit.  When it was room temp I just picked it up and rubbed it over my cardstock, front and back.  Then I wrapped the cardstock in a paper towel to absorb the excess and let it dry between a stack of magazines.  Can't wait to do it with some tags.


    I'm just entering a few challenges:



    Be sure to check out the blog and see what everyone else created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Last Minute Tag

    I THREW my August tag together and missed the deadline for entering by like, a minute.  I'm really pissed at myself for it.  I'm still going to post it though, and explain its inspiration, and also enter it in some other challenges, 'cause I try my hardest not to let anything discourage me.  I was staring at a card the other day that I made that I hated, and I thought, well I won't blog this one.  But then I was thinking that Tim would probably show one of his tags even if he didn't like it, and that's going to be my go-to thought from now on.


    I'm taking a risk entering a few challenges:


    Thanks so much for looking at my odd, hodpodge tag.  I've got a pile of skeletons on my desk to turn into Halloween cards/tags.  Laters!

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    **ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Crafting From The Heart!!

    Happy Monday!!  Time for a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart and as always our theme is Anything Goes!  We've got two amazing sponsors this challenge, Bugaboo and The Doodle Garden!  Sadly, the Doodle Garden recently closed their doors, but we still have some donated digis up for prizes!


    I'm entering this card in a few challenges:


    For my second card I chose to use Beautiful Fairy from Bugaboo, I love how sassy she is!


    I'm  entering some challenges with this card as well:


    Be sure and check out what the rest of the DT created on our blog. Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    **GOLD and/or SILVER** New Challenge With Hobbycutz!!

    Hi everyone!  Time for a new challenge with Hobbycutz!!  This week our theme is Gold and/or Silver!  I love all things sparkly so this challenge is perfect for me.  Our lovely sponsor is.


    This was so much fun 'cause it was my first foray into the flat-style shaker card.  I'm really likng the ease of it and the sequins did move around pretty well.


    I really like the way you can see the silver background behind the sequins, instead of the card front.  Great technique, but I can't remember where I got it from!

    I'm of course entering a few challenges:


    Don't forget to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created this challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Flutterbys With Flair

    Happy Fridays with Flair everyone!!  I'm away from home today so I had VERY limited supplies with me to make this card.  I think that every now and then it's good to try and make something WITHOUT all the awesome die cuts and tools and embellishments.  I need to add some more sparkle and I think a few flourishes but other than that, it's not that bad.  I hope.


    I'm entering this in just a few challenges:


    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Today, we remember......

    Just a quick card today to celebrate our country.  I don't think I'm going to enter it in any challenges, because that's not what this card, or today, are about.


    God bless America.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    **Fall Colors/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Creative Moments!!

    Happy Hump Day!!  It's time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and as always our theme is Anything Goes with the option of using Fall Colors!  I loooove everything about fall so this was a really fun one for me.  Our lovely sponsor is Digi Stamps 4 Joy and I've chosen to work with Ashleigh.  Isn't she so pretty??


    Of course I want to enter a few challenges:



    Be sure to visit the blog and check out the rest of the DT's projects!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    #Wonderful

    I think I'm gonna give myself a goal this year to make a card with ALL of Tim's Hashtag stamps and title a post for each one.  Two down......Or is it three?  Anyways.....

    I'm seriously always at the last minute with Tis The Season Stamping.  I always know what I want to do, but it's also always Monday night when I sit down to do it!

    This fortnight they've got a color challenge: Black, turquoise and silver.  Here's what I created:


    Love, love, LOVE this tree die.  Gonna be using this a LOT lately.

    I'm entering just three challenges:

    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!


    A Step Towards Steampunk

    I really wanted to apply to the DT Call at A Step In The Dark.  I love gothic images and stuff that veers a bit away from the happy, bright, cheery type of stuff I usually make.  I had it in the back of my head what I wanted to make but didn't actually get around to making it until just now.


    I used so many layers and techniques on this and I love how it turned out.


    I think this is a really important quote. I didn't even realize I had this stamp until yesterday.  #ineedtogetorganized.

    I'm entering a few challenges:
    Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  (And wish me luck!)  Laters!

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

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    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    **SKETCH** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!

    It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Creations, and this fortnight we've got a great sketch for you to interpret!


    And here's how I interpreted it.  Our lovely sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I chose to use Apple Doodle!


    I made this for a teacher's card, I think it's perfect this time of year.  I don't think you can really see all the shimmer but the apple has different shades of red and shimmery accents.

    I'm entering a few challenges with this card:


    Be sure to visit the blog to see what everyone else has created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    **** New Challenge with The Craft Garden!

    Happy Fall (almost)!  It's September 1st and that means it's time for a new challenge at The Craft Garden!  We've had a month off and are refreshed and ready to create again!  We've got a lovely inspiration photo to play off of this month and here it is:


    The phone was the first thing that spoke to me in this photo, so I made this:



    You can enter our challenge up to three times and have until September 29th to play along with us.  Be sure to visit the blog to see what the other DT have created.  Thanks so much and happy crafting.  Laters!

    **Ribbons and Pearls** New Challenge with Hobbycutz!!

    Hi everyone!!  It's time for another challenge at Hobbycutz!  This week its Team 2 and we've got a beautiful theme for you, Ribbons and Pearls!  Hobbycutz Shop is our amazing sponsor this week, and I've chosen to use one of the borders from the Decorative Borders set on this card.  I gave it a light wash of two coats of watered-down paint to give it the right shabby-chic look.


    I used a technique I'd never tried before on this card, and I LOVE it!!!

    I'm entering a few challenges:
    Be sure to visit the blog and see what everyone else has created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    **ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Crafting From The Heart!!

    Happy Monday!  It's time for a new challenge at Crafting From the Heart and as always our theme is Anything Goes!  Our lovely sponsor is Pattie's Creations, and I chose to work with Moon Fairy.  I just love how sassy she is.


    I'm entering just a few challenges:

    Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

    **Fall Colors** New Challenge With Mema's Crafts!

    Happy Labor Day!  It's a new month and that means it's time for a brand new challenge at Mema's Crafts!!  Our theme is Fall Colors this month and we've got a lovely inspiration photo to share with you.  It makes me want to make pumpkin pie and watch Practical Magic!


    Our sponsor this month is Digi Stamps 4 Joy and they provided us a beautiful fall image to work with.  This is the card I made with it:


    The sunflowers in the inspiration photo really spoke to me.  Think I wanna make something else with them really soon.

    I'm entering a few challenges of course:


    Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!