27 February 2015

Way to Go!

My oldest son, Kennedy, was awarded a first place ribbon in his school science fair today, so I thought I would make him a card to let him know how proud of him we are!  I followed this sketch at C.A.S. Clean & Simple Colours & Sketches:

Since I wanted to use a blue ribbon on the front, I rotated the sketch for a vertical card.

Supplies Used
Imprintz mini pigment ink pad in Blue
Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho Soup 6x6 mini pad
The {Stamps} of Life award2stamp stamp set
Teresa Collins World Traveler 6x6 designer paper pad

Challenges Entered
C.A.S. Clean & Simple Colours & Sketches Challenge #113--Sketch

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend, and happy scrapping!

The Magic of Christmas

Happy Friday!  I love getting a jump on my Christmas cards, so I have less to do when the holiday season rolls around.

Supplies Used
Background stamp from stash (got as a RAK; no company printed on stamp)
Bella Creationz Stars Silver & Gold sequins
Crayola colored pencils
Studio G sentiment

Challenges Entered
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #40--Anything Goes w/Embossing Powder
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge Recipe #215--Emboss It!
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Monthly Card Challenges--Bonus Christmas (Use Stars)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend, and happy scrapping!

25 February 2015

It's Your Day!

I really like the current sketch at CAS(E) this sketch, so I thought I would use it to add to my birthday card stash.  Here's the sketch:

and here's my card:

Supplies Used
Birthday patterned papers from stash
Pop dots

Challenges Entered
CAS(E) this sketch!--Sketch #111
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin'--February Monthly Card Challenges--Colorful
showCASe your style--Challenge #9:  Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

Freebie/Progressive Challenge

For the past few months, I've been participating in the Freebie/Progressive Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.  You are emailed a digital image at the beginning of the month, and you have the entire month to make a project using that image and post it to the group.  Here's my card for this month:

Supplies Used
Crayola colored pencils
Sandi Samples watering can digital image
The {Stamps} of Life sentiment

Challenges Entered
The Outlawz Challenges--Monday Greetings Challenge
The Outlawz Challenges--February Freebie/Progressive Challenge
The Outlawz Challenges--February 2015 Inlinkz
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Monthly Card Challenges--Brads
showCASe your style Challenge #9--Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

I was chosen!

Happy Hump Day, everyone!  Just popping in to let everyone know I was chosen as a Top 5 AND selected as the random winner at Incy Wincy Designs for last week's challenge!

This is the card I entered for that challenge:

I'm so excited, as the prize is three digital images from Milk N Coffee, an Etsy shop that's new to me.  YAY!!!  I always LOVE trying out new digis!

I hope everyone has a great day!  Happy scrapping!

23 February 2015

Hope and Comfort

I hope everyone's having a great Monday!  After being out of school last week due to winter weather, my son went (happily!) back to school, but my husband was out again today after yet ANOTHER winter storm went through central Arkansas (but didn't hit us!).

I'm enjoying time in my upstairs craft room trying to get some cards and layouts done this week.  My first card today is a sympathy card.  These are always cards we (unfortunately) need but don't want to make.  I followed the color AND sketch combination from Always Playing with Paper:

I had to do a little searching to find the right colors in my stash, but here's my card:

Supplies Used
Brad from stash
Cardstock and patterned paper from stash
Michael's Paper Flowers

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Card Challenge Week #8--Sympathy
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Card Challenges--Brads or Enamel Dots

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have a great week, and happy scrapping!

22 February 2015

I was chosen!

What a great day it is!  Today is the Daytona 500, the Academy Awards, AND I learned I was chosen as a Style Favorite at showCASe your style!

You can see the official announcement here, and it was for this PB&J card:

I am SUPER excited, as I just discovered this challenge blog, and it was my first time playing along.  The newest challenge there is birthday, so I'm off to make my card!  Happy Sunday, and happy scrappin' everyone!

20 February 2015

Fun Friday with Timeless Twine!

Happy Friday, everyone!  Today it's Fun Friday over on the Timeless Twine blog, and we're asked to think outside the box and do something we don't normally do.  I do some altered art, although not a lot recently, but when I saw this cupcake, I knew I HAD to work with it for my Valentine's decorations.

I think it turned out so fun and colorful with the "sprinkles" on top of the cupcake!

Thought I'd share some more pics of this project with you:

I forgot to take a photo of the front of the cupcake before I started painting it, so I just flipped it over so you could see the base.

I used acrylic paints when painting this and was sure to cover my craft area with newspaper.

Supplies Used
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Bright Red, Pure Pink, and White
Bella Creationz Clearly Beautiful Loose Mixed sequins
Bella Creationz Metallic Poppin' Pink sequins--coming soon!
Bella Creationz Metallic Raspberry Pink sequins
Bella Creationz White Frost sequins--coming soon!
Pink glitter from stash
The Rubber Cafe Scraphappy Sheer Glue
Timeless Twine Strawberry Cupcake

Raspberry Pink Mix Sequins -  Fuschia Sequins

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope wherever you are that you're nice and toasty warm!  Have a great weekend!

17 February 2015

Pinterest Christmas inspiration

I know Christmas was just a couple of months ago, but I'm trying to get a jump on my cards for 2015.  For my card, I used this card I found on Pinterest for my inspiration:

Here's my interpretation:

Supplies Used
Creative Imaginations Loolah Self-adhesive Rhinestones
Ranger Archival Ink in Red Geranium
Ribbon and cardstock from stash
The {Stamps} of Life sentiment--Club Exclusive

Challenges Entered
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round February Challenge--Red & white
Incy Wincy Designs--White on White with a TOUCH of Color
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge 48--Use red & white
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Card Challenges--Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog Challenge #26--Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

Hap-hap-happiest Christmas

I hope it's nice and toasty warm where you are!  On Saturday, we had seventy degree temperatures here in Arkansas, then Sunday the temperature dropped over forty degrees and brought with it sleeet and snow.  BRRR!!!  My husband and son have both had snow days from school the past two days, so I've spent some time in my scrap room.

I really liked this week's sketch at Mojo Monday

and created this Christmas card

Supplies Used
Bella Creationz Metallic Silver Stars sequins
Brad from stash
DCWV the Mrs. Claus's Kitchen Stack
Ranger Archival Ink in Red Geranium
Wood veneer from stash

Challenges Entered
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 298--Any Occasion than Birthday
Craft Your Passion Challenge 249--Always Anything Goes
Mojo Monday--Sketch 385
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Card Challenges--Bonus Christmas (must use stars)

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

We go together

like PB&J!  My husband and I, that is!  LOL!  One of my goals this year is to use some of the many stamp sets I have that have never seen ink, so I decided to pull out this one to make my husband a Valentine's Day card this year.  I used this sketch from ShowCASe Your Style:

Here's my final card:

Supplies Used
Bella Creationz Metallic Plum Purple sequins
Crayola colored pencils
Kraft and Purple cardstock from stash
Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee and Jet Black
Studio G purple ink

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' February Card Challenge--Anything Goes
ShowCASe Your Style Challenge #8--Sketch
Simply Create Too Challenge #79--Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #93--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!