Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Birthday Break



Happy birthday to ME!!!  As I celebrate with glitter and Twilight movies and chocolate and so. many. new. crafts. I wanted to stop by here and share a little tag and say that I won't be around much for the rest of the year.  My DT posts will probably be the only things you'll see from me until at least December 26th (SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).  I love to shop and make presents and make wrapping for the presents and that's what I'll be doing along with watching Christmas movies (I just like to smile!  Smiling's my favorite!) and listening to Christmas music.  Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and a plentiful Black Friday shopping spree!!!  Laters!

**EMBOSSING** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

Happy Hump Day (and happy birthday to me!)!!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and our theme is Embossing!  Our lovely sponsor is Beccy's Place, and I chose to work with Poinsettia Bauble.



Don't forget to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

**Waiting For Christmas!!** New Challenge with Crafts2Celebrate!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!  It's a new challenge at Crafts2Celebrate and the theme is Waiting For Christmas!!!  Get your holiday on and make some sparkly, special crafts this challenge.  Our lovely sponsor is Sherri Baldy My Besties digi stamps!!  Her digis are so unique and adorable. Here's what I made:


I just love how adorable their faces are!


I'm of course entering a few challenges:

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

Friday, November 21, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge - Week 15

I'm always at the last minute, but that actually makes me create better work, I think.  The 15th COC3 Challenge is almost at its deadline, and this time around it was Cabinet Card Pockets!  If you don't have a copy of COC3, you can get one here.

Their amazing sponsor this time around is Inspiration Emporium!!  They're giving one lucky artist a $50 gift certificate!  WOW!!


I'm on a Christmas kick right now, so I made a Christmas project.  I loooove how this turned out!


This is the front.  See that awesome fibery goodness on top?  PULL IT!

 Looky, looky!!


This is the tag I created, from the front.  I left the back kind of plain so you could write a message on it.


I'm so loving this stamp-and-die set.

Of course I'm entering more than one challenge:

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

Tis The Season

It's Friday, and you know what that means!!  Unity Friday Friends with Flair!!  This week I'm using a brand new stamp to create my CAS card!  CAS is always a struggle for me, but I'm trying to branch out!


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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

**MAKE IT SPARKLE/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments, and this one is a favorite of mine, Make It Sparkle!!  I love anything that glitters or shimmers or glimmers!  You can always play with an Anything Goes creation if you would prefer.  Our lovely sponsor is Stitchy Bear and I've chosen to work with the Vampire Love digi!  You know me and Twilight!!  Plus, the month of November is so sentimental to us Twihards, since four of the five movies had November openings.


I"m of course entering a few challenges:

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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's the Holiday Season.....

There's SNOW on the ground!!  SNOW!!  In November!!!  I don't know why I'm so excited about this our weather was AWFUL last year, but I'm psyched.  We had a few bouts of flurries but this is the first real snowfall and it always seems magical and is oh-so-pretty.  Especially when I don't have to shovel it, which luckily I don't!  The snow was an afterthought on this card for the Sketch challenge at Tis The Season Stamping, but I really like the sparkle it adds.  This is their sketch:


And here's what I made:



Just a few challenges today :D


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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Brides with Flair

Happy Friday!!!  I've got a card for Unity Friday Friends with Flair at the last minute!!


She turned out awesome, no?  This is a custom card too, which is always fun!!

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

New DT Announcement!!

Just a quick post today to announce my new DT position with Crafts2Celebrate!!  The blog is featuring my art and debuting me as a DT member today, you can check out the post here.  We're all showcasing some of our favorite celebration-based makes, and this is one of mine, from March.


I'm so excited to be on this new team!!  I look forward to sharing my first post with them on the 23rd. Laters!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

**RECIPE** New Challenge With Crafty Creations!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations and this time we've got a RECIPE challenge this time around!!  Use at least three layers, meaning one image and two designer papers!  Our lovely sponsor is Fresh Brewed Designs, and I chose to create with The Great Pumpkin.


Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the other DT members have created. Thanks so much and happy crafting.  Laters!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge, Week 14

ALWAYS to the last minute, I'm just barely getting my card done for the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 3.  This week's technique is Colored Crackle.  This is something I haven't tackled before so it was super fun.  You can find this technique in Tim's book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 which you can purchase here.

Their lovely sponsor is the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  They're offering up a $25 gift card!


I got to play with new products for this too, yay!!


I'm entering just one challenge:

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

Strength and Dignity

This was a quickie card but I LOVE how it came together.  I also love that I used a lot of scraps to make it. I love green projects.


Of course I'm linking to some challenges:



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

Friday, November 7, 2014

*THIS* Is My Last Halloween Post

A friend said to me, "Where are all your Christmas projects?!" and yes, I was painting ornaments when she asked, but still.  I'm still in Halloween mode! :D  Plus, there's Thanksgiving to think about.....This same friend asked if she was going to see Christmas cards from me in January (the answer is probably yes).



And the final Halloween challenges :D

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

One Last Scare

Sure, it's November but I'm not done playing with my Halloween stuff yet!!  (I actually had a sad face putting Halloween stuff away as I pulled out my Christmas stuff!  SO unlike me!)  So one last card to share. Probably.  I doubt I'll make anymore.  Though you never know...


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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

**CELEBRATIONS/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge At Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's time for a new challenge at Creative Moments and our fun theme is fortnight is Celebrations!!  You can always play along with an Anything Goes project if you'd prefer, but I love how wide-open the Celebrations theme is!  You could do birthday, Thanksgiving, Christening, Wedding, etc.  Our lovely sponsor is Jellypark Digi Stamps and I'm working with Girl Running with Cake.


I'm of course entering a few challenges:




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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pastel Experiment

Hi all.  I'm still playing around with making my own texture paste (since I could just about use the Ranger stuff on every project I make and at $8 a jar I'd go bankrupt!  Plus I can't get it locally :( ) and this batch seems a bit smoother. I got a new stencil to play with and decided to make a tag for the latest Tis The Season Stamping challenge!  It calls for pastel colors...


I made this tag, and I may later turn it into a card and give it further embellishment, not sure yet.


I'm just entering it in a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  The Christmas countdown is ON!  Laters!

Monday, November 3, 2014

**ANYTHING GOES** First Challenge With Get Creative Challenges!!

Happy Monday everyone!  I'm so excited to be on the DT for a new blog, Get Creative Challenges!!  Today kicks off our first challenge and the theme is ANYTHING GOES with an option of Stitching!!  Our challenges run for two weeks and our first sponsor is Angie's Digi Stamps!  Our lucky winner will get to choose three digi stamps as his or her prize.  I've chosen to work with the Masquerade Ball Mask digi, and made a sort of Mardi Gras inspired card!


I just love how it came out!

I'm of course entering this in a few other challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and make sure to enter our challenge!  You can enter up to three times and I can't wait to see all your crafty makes!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

Happy Day of the Dead!  (Do people wish that??)  I recently got a die that reminds me of a Sugar Skull, so I just knew I had to make a Day of the Dead card!!


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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

**RECIPE** New Challenge With The Craft Garden!

It's the first o the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at The Craft Garden!!!  We've got a recipe challenge this month, and we want to see at least four of these items on your project.  Here's the list to choose from:

  1. Bling
  2. Button
  3. Doily
  4. Embroidery
  5. Polka Dots
  6. Ribbon
  7. Spray/Mist
  8. White Space
I put my choices in BOLD :D  Here's what I created:


I"m of course entering a few challenges:

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

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge With Mema's Crafts!!!

 Happy November!!  It's a new challenge at Mema's Crafts and our theme is Anything Goes!!!!  Our lovely sponsor is once again The Stamping Chef (for the last time, as they are stopping sponsorship :( ) and I chose to work with Angelic Angel Ann.



Isn't it so pretty?  You can never see the shimmer in the photo but her wings are all shimmery.

I'm entering a few challenges of course:


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