Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I've been teaching art at an elementary school part time this school year and while its enjoyable and "crafty" it isn't leaving me much personal crafty time. I did finally get the Christmas cards made to send to my FABULOUS Scentsy teammates - I promoted to Director in November and I wanted to send each gal on my team a little card with an ornament. Here is the card I whipped up:
(sorry for the blurry picture - my camera is acting weird)

Supplies: Close to My Heart - Holiday Wishes stamps, Petal ink and Pearl Create a Shade paint for glimmer; Basic Grey - Blitzen paper
You can't see the glimmer on the star as well in the picture but I used the Create a Shade in Pearl from Close to My Heart mixed with a little water in the spritzer bottle they sell. It adds the perfect amount of glimmer!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am so excited!

I won this week at Sketchy Thursdays!! I will get the new Pink Paislee Snow Days line. I am so excited!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sketchy Thursday!

I love Thursdays! Not only is it my short day at work but its also Sketchy Thursday! Here's what I whipped up in my oh so quiet house while the kids are at school :D Click on the link and play along!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New toys!

I got my order from Close to my Heart today and had to break it in right away! I hosted a party with Angela 2 weeks ago and got Joyful Jar plus 3 ink pads with my hostess credit. I love the stamps and the colors but I am not enjoying the tricky lids on the stamp pads - does anyone else have trouble with them? Two of the ones I have open and close smoothly but the other 3 do not and I end up with well inked hands trying to get them closed. Its annoying. But I do love the colors! Here is the card I made:

CTMH stamps - Joyful Jar
CTMH ink - Tulip, Petal, Buttercup, Twilight
October Afternoon pattern paper
generic ribbon, cardstock

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wax Paper Resist w/ Laurie of Hiding in My Craft Room

I love playing along with Laurie's challenges and this was no exception.  I had never tried this technique before!  Of course I *am* the one kitchen without wax paper so I had to make a run to Target to get some first.  The only glossy paper I had was photo paper which I think dried too fast to really turn out well and I don't have a stamping sponge so I used a makeup sponge but I still think it turned out okay!

Supplies:  CTMH ink in Twilight, stickers from Pebbles Inc., chipboard and pattern paper from Scenic Route.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

CPS Sketches - a Wedding Card

I'm attending the wedding of a beautiful young woman this weekend so I made this card to go along with her gift.  Card Positioning Systems never fails to provide the perfect sketch!!  Go check them out and play along!

Hiding in my Craft Room challenge

I don't get to craft as often as I'd like anymore but once in awhile I try to get something made! Here is a card I made using scraps I've been hording for who knows how long now! Head over to Hiding in my Craft Room to enter your own card - its a sweet prize this month!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Play Date Cafe challenge

I love the challenges at The Play Date Cafe. They always pick fun colors! This time though we got to pick our own pop of color to use in a black and white card/layout. I used mostly scraps to create this so I don't remember the paper manufacturer. The flower is Prima with a black sticker center covered in crystal stickles (it looks green though in the pic). I took the quote off Pinterest and printed it out. I decided to make a card for my sweetie - one that fits in a regular envelope so I can send it to him at work. Everyone loves a little happy mail! Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I love all the inspiration of the Papertrey Ink blog hop. I just had to play along!

Supplies: Prima flower; Basic Grey cardstock sticker; Creative Imaginations Epoxy Stickers;
Paper - My Mind's Eye and Bazzill; ribbon - unknown

Stamp Something challenge

I am enjoying having a little bit of time to create again! Today's card is for the challenge over at Stamp Something. Come play along!

Supplies used: Paper - random scraps; Stamp -Deer - Forest Friends Stampin Up, Grass - All Night Media;
Ink - Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, So Celery;
Chipboard - Tree - Maya Road
Apples - Xmas Red Stickles; Ribbon - details & Accessories

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hiding in my Craft Room Challenge

I love playing along with challenges and I love this blog - Hiding in my Craft Room. Laurie gives great tips for using your Cricut and always has great challenges and projects to share. She is giving a sweet prize package for this month's challenge winner so hop over and play along! My something new are the Prima flowers and everything else is my something old - I haven't bought any new scrappy stuff in awhile!

Supplies Used: Stamp - Unity Stamp Co.; Ink - Stampin Up Going Gray; Paper - Making Memories Love Notes; Flowers - Prima; Flower centers - Bazzill chipboard covered with Stickles in Xmas Red

Saturday, July 2, 2011

and she's back!

To break into craftiness again I started with a challenge from Hiding in My Craft Room - anyone can play! Laurie is a cricut wizard and often has GREAT tips on using your cricut so check her out and play along with her new challenges!

Here is my creation - a card for my sweetheart that really carried the world for me while I was gone!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wedding of a Dear Friend

I have a wedding to attend on Saturday so I made this card to go with the gift I have for her. Since I will be at class in Utah for the next two months there won't be any new projects until July or so.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Feeling a little scrappy

so I pulled out these cute pictures of my now 9 year old that we took in December. He has grown up so fast! I also made this little card using a new stamp set I got (the Happy Birthday) from Stampin Up. I find I never have enough boy cards!