1.30.2013

Framed Grace:

Good morning all - I do hope you have been enjoying your week.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is to use a frame:


Instead of using an actual frame, I made my own.  I used layers of paper to create a frame around my sentiment.  I had tons of fun making this card and am quite pleased how it turned out.  This is my first time using so many Nesties.

The beautiful sentiment is from JustRite's It's Sew Right stamp set and the flourishes are from A New Day stamp set.  I chose these as my favourite because it is such a lovely sentiment.



Card Ingredients:  Bo Bunny paper, Recollections cardstock, Celebrate It ribbon, Craftsmart Black ink.  Tools:  Labels 3 Nesties. 

Some of my products are also from Amazing Paper Graces November and December's kits (flourish Spellbinders, button, pin, and pearls).  As well as JustRite stamp sets exclusive to Amazing Paper Graces monthly kits.

I made this card for the following challenge(s):  JustRite Friday Challenge - favourite JustRite stamp, Corrosive Challenges - pin it.

 Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's blogs - gorgeous creations as always!!


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1.28.2013

Shabby Barry Bear:

Good morning all.

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Love to Create's anything goes with a sentiment challenge.

I used sweet Barry and paper pieced him on a fun polka dot moon.  And again, I am trying my hand at shabby.  It's way more difficult than you think (at least it is for me!).


Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, DCWV and Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Celebrate It ribbon,  Recollections pearls, Studio G glitter glue, burlap, Wilton paper doily.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper, Die-namics Fancy Flourish diecut.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Come and Get It - tic tac toe (ribbon red paper piercing/glitter free ribbon), The Ribbon Reel - inspiration photo + burlap + ribbon, My Time To Craft - wings, Sugar Creek Hollow - shabby layers,




That's it for me - have a wonderful Monday and thanks for the visit.  I will be away from the city off and on this week so if you need anything just email me :)



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1.25.2013

Baby Pink Jake:

Oh what a night - my little Pixie Chihuahua had an allergic reaction to her vaccines yesterday.  Poor little thing, even allergy medication could hardly help the hives that were all over her :(  But she is doing much better today, almost back to her normal self.

So this year, my crafting New Year's resolution was to try more techniques.  This year I would really like to focus on shabby cards and try to get a good feel for them.

I started with Teddy Jake, dressed him up in pink, and turned him into a Christmas baby card.  I think he works well, don't you?

In the end I had so much stuff on my card that I had no room for my sentiment -going to have to find a bigger envelope :)

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Samantha Walker, Echo Park, and MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Celebrate It pom poms, Stampendous! Pink glitter, Recollections pearls, Prima flowers.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper, Die-namics Fancy Flourish diecut.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Christmas Challenge w Sketches (do not display sketch), Simon Says - paper piecing, Shabby Tea Room - inspiration photo + flowers + stripes, Ribbon Girls - pink and ivory, Paper Crafting - girly.


AND...  please meet StampFairy's newest member, Barry Diet
{photo to come soon}


With that said, have a wonderful weekend - hug those that mean the most to you.


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1.24.2013

Sweet Baby Jake:

Good morning all!  Can you believe that it's Friday already tomorrow?!  Blink and the week is over.

This week StampFairy is sponsoring Charisma Cardz' hearts and flowers challenge.

Okay, I am not sure why I thought about stamping in grey was a good idea, but it wasn't.  I am not pleased at all with Jake - he looks faded and washed out.  Poor little guy!  Lesson learned :)



Though I wasn't too happy with faded Jake, I did think I was rather clever using this heart charm.  It's actually the ridged backside of the charm that I filled with glue and glitter

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Martha Stewart Swan flocking powder, Recollections gems, Prima flowers, Blue Moon charm, Martha Stewart Feldspar glitter.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper, CC Designs Olive Branch cutters, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Cutie Pie - 3 textures, 613 Ave Create - anything w kraft, Here Come the Boys - BINGO (blue, die cuts, blue), Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch:




Have a wonderful Thursday, thanks for the visit and don't forget to stay warm and cozy!

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1.23.2013

Baby Beatrice Bear:

My shoulders are moving right along - never 100% but I will take what I can get!!  I figure I've taken a long enough crafting break and my hands and mind are just itching to get back in and dig around in all the fun crafting goodies I received from Christmas.

 Don't forget we have another week at All That Scraps.  This week is Anything Goes.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

Ribbon makes me happy.  I have so much of it in my stash that I am happy to be using it again :)  I used this sweet newbie Baby Bear Beatrice.  Awwhhhhh - isn't she totally precious?!

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Celebrate It ribbon, Recollections pearls, Wilton doily.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Circle Nestie, sewing machine.


I made this card for the following challenges:  Anyone for Anya - sketch, Songbird Challenge - new baby, Kaboodle Doodles and Papertake Weekly - ribbon, Top Tip Tuesday - layers.

TOP TIP TIPPY:  When looking at the image you are going to use, see how you can use it in different ways.  My little one is snuggly and sleeping, so I knew I wanted her to be along the edge of something.  I used the edge of the circle as her little bed and instead of using just plain paper, use something with interest.  I choose some paper that looked like she would be sleeping in a garden.
Also, add interest with ribbon.  The sketch above is the perfect way to use ribbon, instead of paper strips, add a big bow!!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and I will see you all again tomorrow.  Cheers!

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Star Light, Star Bright:

 Good morning all - I hope you are all staying warm and cozy.  We have been experiencing some chilly-willy weather here.  It was a cool -42C (-43.6F) when I woke up on Monday. 
This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is buttons.

I went with a very CAS creation as I felt I was pushing my shoulders a bit too much.  But I am feeling much better now and hope to get back to normal as soon as possible.

Card Ingredients:  MME paper, Recollections cardstock, random stash button, American Crafts jute, Stampin' Up! rub-on sentiment.  Tools:  sewing machine, Star Nestie.


Please check out the rest of my wonder teamie's creations by going on over to Papercraft Star - they do amazing work!  And while you are at it, why not join in this week.

Have a super wonderful Wednesday!!

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1.18.2013

Mon Petite Bebe:


Hi everyone!!  I am here today to share a card with you all - secound card this week --- look at me go!  My shoulders have been sitting at about a 70% for the last two weeks and don't seem to be getting any better so I figure I might as well start crafting again.  

This card only took two nights, but I did it!  Boy, I thought I was a slow crafter before, but this??  Oh well :)

I was asked to be a guest bartender at Raise The Bar with a challenge of CASEing Thanh's card:

{ETA:  This is NOT my card above - I am CASEing Thanh's card}

Hmmm...  I took French for nine years.  It's a good thing this card isn't going to someone who speaks fluent French, otherwise they find a lot of mistakes in my three little words :)

 I thought I would use a lot of my favorite things in this card:  girly, pink, stitching, big bows, distressing, and my pencils.

But do you see her blanket?  I dusted off my flocking powder and gave her a nice soft blankie - awhhhh, how sweet :)

Card Ingredients:  StampFairy digi, Samantha Walker papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, Celebrate It ribbon, Gelly Roll white pen, Martha Stewart Swan flocking powder, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, sewing machine, Making Memories edge ripper.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Divas by Design - girly, 4 Crafty Chicks - pearls, Unique Crafters, Joanna Sheen - new beginnings, Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch:


AND... as I am trying to get everything done in one card, please meet StampFairy's newest member, Mimi Valentine:

Phew...  that was a lot of stuff.. hopefully if all goes well I will be back next week too!  Stupid shoulders...  grumble grumble...


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1.16.2013

Inspirational White:



Hello friends.  I promise I am still alive and I think of you all often :)  Grrrrrrr - these shoulders of mine just are not cooperating.  Just when I think I will soon be 100%, my shoulders have a different agenda.  As I said last week, so frustrating!!!  If all goes *well* I will try to make another card this week - baby steps.

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is white on white.

Yikes - I am terrible at monochromatic white challenges.  I can never seem to come up with any ideas and then my camera doesn't like what I come up with.

I even dusted off my Cuttlebug embossing folders for this one!



The tag says "Wish"
 Card Ingredients:  Tim Holtz metal tag, Maya Road crystal charm, Celebrate It ribbon, K&Co foam embellishment.  Tools:  Script and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Star Nestie.


I am wishing you all a fabulous Wednesday - stay warm and cozy this week!

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1.09.2013

A little thank you:

Good morning all - unfortunately, I am down and out for a bit here.  I can't seem to get over this shoulder pain I have been experiencing.  So frustrating!!!  I feel like I am missing out on so much crafty fun :(

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is an inspirational photo:



I really wanted to incorporate the orange but just couldn't find anything that would work.  So I settled on yellow :)
Card Ingredients:  The Graphics Fairy digi, Authentique papers, Recollections cardstock, Momenta metal sentiment, American Crafts jute, cheese cloth.  Tools:  sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser.

I made this card for the following challenge:  Raise the Bar - sketch:

Have a wonderful Wednesday, I hope to be back next week if all goes well :)


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1.07.2013

Sleeping Baby Boy:

Well it is officially "holiday is over" time :(  Most people I know are actually looking forward to going back to work after two weeks of vacation, but not me.  I LOVE being a home body - I can be kept busy for days on end without ever leaving the house.  Oh well, life goes on, even after Christmas :)

It feels pretty good being back in the craft room, though for a while I will have to pace myself.  My shoulders are still in a considerable amount of pain and I can only do so many card sittings at a time.  Sitting at my craft table and being at work on the computer have my shoulders most aggravated.

I used a brand new stamp, Sleeping Baby Fairy Leaf, and paper pieced him into a little boy - isn't he precious?!

Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs digi, MME papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, cheese cloth, random flowers, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties, sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Here Comes The Boys - sketch, Sugar Creek Hollow - vintage new, Crafty Ribbons, CCEE Stampers, A Gem of a Challenge - new beginnings.


Have a wonderful Monday.  See you all again on Wednesday!

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1.02.2013

Two Lil Misses:


 Good morning all and a Happy New Year to you!!  I am still on Christmas holidays until Monday and am waiting for my new dishwasher to be delivered.  I love shiny new stuff!!!

We have a new fortnight challenge for you at All That Scraps.  This week is using the colours red, pink, and chocolate.  But please do remember, your project must include an image sold at the All That Scraps Store.

I used my favorite CC Designs stamp, Swiss Pixie Sisters, and used some new papers and embellishments I received for Christmas.  And looks what's back:  my cherry red jute - found some more!!!!!!

I added a bit of sparkle here and there to give the girls some glimmer.
Card Ingredients:  C.C. Designs stamp, Craftsmart Black ink, Samantha Walker papers, Recollections cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, American Crafts jute, Gelly Roll white pen, Studio G glitter glue, Blue Moon charm, Recollections pearls.  Tools:  mineral spirits and blending stumps, EK Success corner punch, sewing machine.

I made this card for the following challenges:  Sketch Saturday - sketch, Totally Gorjuss and Simon Says - new, By the Cute & Girly - cute/girly, Anything Goes - friends, In the Pink - pearls/pink.


Have a super wonderful Wednesday, as I was typing this up my dishwasher came!!  Now who will install it for me LOL.

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2012 Re-Run:


Good morning all!  I hope you had a wonderful start to your new year.  I've been spending time at home with family and enjoying life :)

This week's challenge at Papercraft Star is Your Best of 2012.  Such a fun challenge!  Just pick your favorite card that you made of 2012 and post it!

I had three favorites and narrowed it down to this one.  I actually won the Quasar Award at Papercraft Star with this card before I was a part of the design team.

This card was one of my first shabby cards that I was really proud of and so that is why it's my favorite pick of 2012.


Come check out the rest of my teamie's favorites of 2012 and then go through yours and link up to our challenge.  So much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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