Stamping, Crafting, Creating


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Craft Challenges

I am very happy to finally be able to tell all of you that I have made a spot on the Creative Craft Challenge blog!!! I am super excited to be part of this team! There are 3 new girls (one being me) so go over and check out the new girls along with the wonderful ladies that are already established over there!

For this's a sketch! I love sketch challenges but I have to admit that I am terrible at making took me a million cuts to finally get it right! The sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish and I have used one of her digi images; paul penguin sledding.
So...I took the pictures of the card, loaded them on the computer and then picked it up to move it AND.....dropped it face down on the floor....UGH...the stickles weren't dry yet!!! So I am really glad I had already taken the pictures but after a little damage control it actually was okay!! But I guess I need to learn to have patience and just let it set to dry before messing with it!!

Products used:
Image~Robyn's Fetish
Martha Stewart dots (love these)

Challenges Enterd:
Paper Makeup Stamps~#4 Size matters
Paper Sundaes~#88 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly~Creature Comforts
Bows and Berries~#10 Glitter
Christmas Cards All Year Round~September: use your stash
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Altered Notebook

 I decided to try my hand at some altered composition books. What an easy project. I mean really really easy project. I loved taking those bland black and white books and turning them into this!!!!
I'm still working on my coloring skills. I asked my son how this imaged looked when it was all done (he's 6) and he say's "it's nice but I don't like the gray hair"'s not suppose to be's suppose to be shades of black. I've been watching tutorials on the coloring but I guess I haven't quite gotten it yet!

Here is a close-up of the image which is from the greeting farms. I love having digis from them...I own a lot of the rubber but having the digi and being able to make it such a big size is great!

And side view! I popped up the letters with some dimentionals from SU! See...from this view the hair kind of looks more black right?! LOL!
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Products used:
~composition notebook
~cricut (letters)
~Image: the greeting farms
~Martha Stewart border punch
~prima flowers

Challenges Entered:
~Stampin' for the Weekend**#17 What a cutie
~Digital Tuesday Challenge**#129 people images
~Crafts and Me**#53 Stripes
~Simon Says Stamp**dies and/or punches

Monday, September 12, 2011

You take the cake!!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Yesterday we spent a great day with our wonderful friends! We had lunch and then played lot's of Wii! I have to say....I really enjoyed playing the guitar in band hero. We may need to get the kids those for Christmas ( ;-) ) This is Jodus' last week in school before his 3 week break. I have no idea what I'm going to do with him for those 3 weeks. It seems like him and Leila do nothing but fight on the weekends so all day every day....ugh! I spent the morning upstairs cleaning the playroom AGAIN....I swear those kids drive me nuts with that space up there. But it's not totally cleaned up, dusted and vacuumed. Let's see how long it stays that way!!!

The Stamping Boutique is having a month long birthday celebration and EACH day this month they are having a new challenge and a that gives you a TON of chances to win a TSB image this month! (Monday) is a freebie day on the challenge blog as well so go grab your free image before it's gone tomorrow! And tomorrow, Tuesday, a new bi-weekly challenge begins so come join me for that!

I really really love this card. I love The Greeting Farm images and I am sooo happy they have some digi's available. I did some paper piecing to this image. I love paper piecing when it comes out right! I got the sketch over at Splitcoast!

Materials used:
Image: The Greeting Farm Freaky Flutter digi
Sentiment: SU!

Challenges Entered:
One Stop Craft Challenge~#148 Food and Drink
Stampin' for the Weekend~#16 Tickled Pink
Pile It On~#37 Layer It
The Crazy Challenge~#84 Birthday

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Anya...never more than a thought away

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that all of you have a good weekend....and yippee if you get a 3-day weekend for the holiday on Monday. We won't be doing anything, I might just work on Jodus' party stuff. His birthday isn't until 4 Oct. BUT....he has realized when his birthday is and each day has been doing a countdown...OMG he's gonna kill me before the day gets here. So I decided we might as well work on stuff for a small know I'd like to do as much handmade as I can. We are going to make it Star Wars themed since he's totally into that right now. And he really wants to help (he's a creative little thing) so I'm trying hard to relinquish my need for it all to be perfect and let him help me out.
I didn't get a position for Paper Makeup DT team, I'm a bit sad and disappointed but it's okay....I'll just keep on keepin' on! Honestly, it just feels good to be able to craft again, to actually have the desire to craft really. Even once we got settled and I got my room organized I was still having problems finding the desire to go up there and make something but once I finally started it all came back to me and the desire was there again.

This is Miss Anya Dressy...I love The Greeting Farms images and this set is among my favorites.
The inside of the card reads: Your never more than a thought away!

Here she is in a close up. I feel like my coloring is getting better. Although I have to say I am having major trouble with the pinks. It's so frustrating but I love the blended look of the purples.

Products used:
Image: TGF
Cardstock: SU!
Ribbon: SU!
Martha Stewart border punch
Sentiment: SU!
~SU! was my theme for this card I all starts with the DP for me and I work my way around that and it just turns out that SU! "stuff" was working for this!~

Challenges Entered:
Papertake Weekly Challenge~Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge~#126 Diva-tacular
Pile It On~#35 Girls just wanna have fun
Charisma Cardz Challenge~#35 Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday~#180 A pinch and a punch

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