Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, December 8, 2008
For my next project, I created a holiday card and matching gift box. For this, I use the Anthracite Stardream Metallic for the card base and box, the Ruby Stardream Metallic for the hearts, the Emerald Stardream Metallic for the holly leaves, and the Cryogen White Curious Iridescent for the card background.
I made one more Cut Cardstock project, but I will be back to share that one later in the month.
Lastly, I wanted to share a little toot. :) This month, my cards are featured on the cover of the December issue of Cards magazine. I just love this magazine, so I was very excited when Alisha Gordon emailed me to ask if they could use my cards on the cover. Such a dream come true.
Thanks so much for sharing my excitement and for stopping by. Hugs!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Color Combos Galore #97
For some reason, that pop of royal blue just caught my eye. I was a little nervous about it at first, but decided to challenge myself. I ended up really happy with my choice.
Make sure to check out what the CCG designers did with the color combo too. Tons of awesome inspiration! I hope you all get a chance to take the challenge too. :)
Next are my latest cards from the Sketch This blog. I just LOVE Janelle's sketches, and I am sure you will too. They always get my creative juices flowing.
Sketch This #74
Sketch This #75
Again, don't forget to check out the Sketch This design team came up with. I always love to see how everyone makes the sketch their own!
Well, in case I don't make it back before Thursday, I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Try not to stuff yourselves too much. ;) Hugs!!!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Can't get enough of this Basic Grey Urban Prairie. YUM!!!
Here are a few sneak peeks to tide you over until the gallery is up. ;)
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I have a few projects to share today. I made all of these using Lime Tart's October A La Tarte. Such a fun kit, loaded full of scrappy goodness. Lots of Webster's Pages (might first time using this paper) and some super cute Odd Bird Planet Stamps (gotta love the cupcake!).
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Congrats, Tracy! If you could, email me (check my profile) your addy and I will get a little something fun in the mail ASAP.
I will leave you all with a few sneak peeks of my Lime Tart projects for October. I got the A La Tarte to work with this month. Lots of Webster's Pages paper, super cute Odd Bird Planet stamps, and tons of other goodies. Yum!
And just a reminder for all the US girls... you can purchase the Lime Tart kits through Odd Bird Planet.
Well, I am off to bed. Hope you all have a good night!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Lots of my favorite things here... buttons, ribbon, tags, felt, patterned paper, gems. Just perfect for Halloween!
I wanted to let you all know that they are having another giveaway over at the Creative Cafe Blog. All you have to do is link or post your best Creative Cafe projects that you have made with a comment about what your favorite Creative Cafe products are in the project. You will then be entered to win a spot in a new online class, "A Year with Mellie", with Melodee Langworthy. If you have not see her work, you are missing out! You can click here for details. Make sure to get your entries in soon. They will be selecting one random winner on October 10th. Good luck!
Hope you all have a great weekend, and I will see you again on Monday! :)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Here are my projects using the September Half Tart.
First is a layout about my daughter, Grace. Loved this teal and purple color combo.
Next, I made a candy treat bag gift set. Who would want some yummy chocolate in a pretty little package?!
Next is a set of decorated wooden hangers for a baby's room. I got the hangers a long time ago in the Target dollar spot and have been waiting for right time to do something with them. This kit was just perfect for that.
Last, but not least, is a card using the Heidi Swapp crystals in the kit. Using the crystals was a bit of a challenge for me. When I first saw them, I just thought of them dangling or hanging off of something. But, I started pushing them around, put them in a circle, and I all of a sudden saw a flower. I added the stitching (when don't I nowadays ;) ) and voila!
So now I have a little challenge for you... if you have the Lime Tart September Half Tart kit, show me an unexpected way to use the crystals. If you don't have the kit, show me an unexpected way to use a non-scrapbooking item on a papercrafting project. You can choose the type of project. I'm not picky about stuff like that. Cards, layouts, altered items... I like 'em all. And now for the good stuff, if you take my challenge, link your project up here by Monday, Sept 22 and I will randomly choose a winner for a gift certificate to Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet Stamps (the US distributer for Lime Tart kits). Maybe I'll even throw in a fun, little box of goodies too. ;)
Hope you all have a great week. Happy creating!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Kids... you just gotta love 'em! We have already been back for a check-up and everything seems to be healing OK. We go back next Friday, and we will see if the cast can come off in exchange for a brace. It is nice that kids heal so quickly.
Other than that, I have been trying to get over a cold that just doesn't want to go away. I have my husband to thank for that. Thanks, hon! ;) I guess it is just that time of year though, because I keep hearing about others being sick too. So if you have been, take it easy and get lots of rest!
In crafty news, I have been working on Lime Tart projects recently. I can't show you them just yet, but I can give you some sneak peeks. I don't think I will get in too much trouble for that. I hope not, anyway. I got to work with the September Half Tart. Here is a picture of the kit.
Lots of yummy goodness in this kit! It is so pretty and girly. I think my projects definitely have that sort of feel to them. Here are the sneaks:
The Full Tart and A La Tarte are full of wonderful goodies too. I can't wait to see what the other girls came up with this month! You can check out what the design team has been working on this month in the Lime Tart gallery on the 14th, or you can get a few sneaks over at the Lime Tart blog. If you like the kits, you can purchase them here in the US at Odd Bird Planet. Outside the US, you can purchase them from Lime Tart.
OK, it's time to go get the kids to bed (and maybe myself too ;) ). I think I've got you all linked up, so happy surfing! :)
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Not too much exciting happening in my neck of the woods. The kids started soccer last week, so now we have three nights a week tied up for practices. When games start it will go to four. UGHHH! I love for my kids to be involved in extracurricular activities, but it's hard when it ties up so much of our time. And from what I hear, it is only going to get worse as they get older. Guess I better just get used to it and enjoy the ride, huh? ;)
Today I have a few things to share. Do you ever use the same technique or similar supplies on cards? Well, I do. (Sometimes not even realizing it.) I made up my Sketch This card for this week,
and I was so proud of myself for not waiting until the very last minute. I sent it to Janelle and went about my day. Well a little later I was organizing some things, and I put this week's and last week's cards side by side.
Duh! I basically made the same card as last week. It had a different theme, but was pretty much the same. The layouts were similar, I tied the ribbons the same, the stitches were pretty much the same, the card shape was the same. Oh well... I guess when you like certain techniques, you tend to do them over and over, huh? So, forgive my oversight. I will try to change it up next week.
Well I need to get some chores and projects done today, so I better get my butt off the computer and get moving. Thanks for stopping by!