30 January 2015

CAS Happy Birthday

I tried my hand tonight at a clean and simple birthday card.  I don't normally use a lot of butterflies on things, but I found a piece of glitter paper I'd punched a butterfly out of, so I used that as a stencil since I don't have a butterfly punch.

I found the inspiration for this on Pinterest and knew it would come together fairly quickly.  I adhered the glitter butterfly directly to my card base, then used a glue dot just on the center portion to adhere the dotted butterfly.  I bent the sides up just a bit for some added dimension.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark then heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I finished off the inside with a small butterfly decorative button.

Supplies Used
Teresa Collins glitter paper

Challenges Entered
CASology Week 131:  Birthday
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' January Monthly Card Challenge--Birthday (entry #1)

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!

Santa's Little Helper

The Outlawz Challenges is currently running a Progressive Freebie challenge, and I almost forgot to submit my card for January!  I used this sketch

which is one of the monthly card challenges in the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin', and I came up with this card:

Supplies Used
Colored pencils
Crafty Sprouts Have a Cool Yule sentiment set
Image provided by All Dressed Up
Paper doily from Bella Creationz
Pink cardstock, striped paper, and scalloped border--stash
Studio G pigment ink in pink

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' January Monthly Card Challenges--Sketch (entry #2)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great crafty weekend!

22 January 2015

Hap'bee' Birthday with Timeless Twine

Happy Thursday, everyone!  As Robin Meade on HLN's Morning Express says, "Thursday's connected to Friday!"  I really look forward to Fridays, because once about 4:30 pm rolls around, I get to spend the rest of the weekend with my wonderful family!

For today's Timeless Twine inspiration, I have a birthday card:

In the Yahoo group Scrappin' 'n' Chattin', our Week 3 challenge for the 52 Week Card Challenge was to create a birthday card that might remind you of Winnie the Pooh in some way.  For me, I always remember that he LOVED getting in the "hunny" pot and has bees flying around.  We also have monthly card challenges, and I used this sketch for one of the January Card Challenges:

Supplies Used
ZIG Writer in Pure Yellow
Studio G yellow ink
Doily from Bella Creationz

Challenges Entered
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' 52 Week Card Challenge--Week #3
Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' January Card Challenge--Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

12 January 2015

Stick It Down Card Team January reveal

Happy Monday, everyone!  It's time for the Stick It Down Card Team reveal of this month's sketch!  Here's the card sketch for January:

I decided to get a jump on my Christmas cards for 2015, so I pulled out my Christmas washi tape and came up with this:

I just LOVE the Santa face washi tape!  I think it's one of my favorite Christmas patterns.  The green strip underneath the quote and the red gems came in a Christmas goodie package I purchased from my friend Sandi at Slightly Off Center when she purged her stash a few months ago.  (Thanks, Sandi!)  If you have a chance, stop by her blog, as she does some of the best staging EVER in her card and layout photos!!!  I'm going to try to do better at that this year, but Sandi's staging is some of the best I've ever seen.

The scalloped frame is from the Fancy Labels Sizzix dies from Stephanie Barnard, and I used my Cut 'n' Boss that I won at the Teresa Collins workshop last summer to cut it.  (Boy, do I LOVE that machine!!!)  The ink on the edges of the frame is Marcella by K evergreen dye ink, and I used the same ink to stamp my sentiment, which is from the Christmas Quotes set from Pink & Main.  I LOVE this sentiment set!!!  The "Ho Ho Ho!" ribbon was in my stash and was the perfect thing to add on top of the green paper.

Don't forget that we've changed things up at Stick It Down this year!  You've got the entire month to get your creation linked up to the Stick It Down blog.  We're all looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy scrapping!

08 January 2015

Happy Valentine's from Timeless Twine!

Hi, everyone!  Today is my first post as a member of the newest Design Team at Timeless Twine, so I decided to get a jump on my Valentine's Day cards.

I absolutely LOVED working with the Bella Creationz and Timeless Twine products!!!  Everything on my card today--except for the patterned papers and pink brad--are Bella Creationz/Timeless Twine.

Products Used
Happy Days Clear Stamp Set - Year Round Sentiments Stamps
Breast Cancer Awareness SALE - Bubble Gum Pink Bakers Twine by Timeless TwineSALE - Raspberry Pink Bakers Twine by Timeless TwineImage of Valentines Bakers Twine {Strawberry Cupcake Timeless Twine™}
     **These three twine colors are sold as a Valentine's Day small party pack in the Bella Creationz etsy shop.  You get ten yards of each color, for a total of thirty yards!**

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

01 January 2015

Candy Makes Everything Better!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's celebration and that you have some awesome things planned for 2015!

One of my plans for 2015 is to blog a little more (and FINALLY get my travel blog up and running!), so what better way to start the new year than with a blog post?!?  I found this sketch in The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch Challenge that started on December 31:

Another of my plans in 2015 is to use some of the stamp sets I have that have never seen the light of an ink pad, so I pulled out the candy2share set from The {Stamps} of Life for this card:

Supplies Used
Cardstock from my stash in navy blue, pink, and white (with glitter!)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Faded Jeans
Stickles in Fruit Punch and Silver

Challenges Entered

Thanks for stopping by today!  I've got a LOT of things in store for 2015, so I hope you'll be a regular visitor!  Happy scrapping, everyone!