Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sketch Girl #9

A new Sketch Girl sketch is up just in time for those Thanksgiving cards. I don't think everyone thinks of Thanksgiving as a card giving holiday but it definitely should be. Its the perfect day to let someone know how much you care. So why not whip up a card with the fab new sketch to give to your hostess that day or a dear loved one. Also check out all the other lovely Sketch Girls inspiration this week.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Digiment Last Release of the Year!

I'm so excited for this new set of Digiments because they are perfect for all your holiday needs. You can whip up quick cards and tags with them. What's better is that they are at a perfect holiday price of $8 for all 24! Even better you can get the holiday giving started by buying another set for a friend for just $4 more! So go check out the blog for all the fun ideas and to see all the new sayings. The card above is from the Christmas songs series.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Digiments All the Best Collection

Digiments last release of the year is premiering this weekend! Just in time for the holidays are some fabulous sayings perfect or all your card making and gift tagging needs. Here's my card with the brand new All the Best series. I decided to leaves lot of white space to allow each element to stand out even more including the brand new Digiment. Check out the sneak peeks all week long! Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

ICS #40

I needed a last minute Halloween card so I combined some supplies from a goodie bag I bought recently and the ICS Sketch #40.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sketch Girl #8

Sketch Girl #8 is up. I love that this sketch is a bit different and not necessarily what you would expect. Got to love a real challenge. I loved working with Sassafras Lass for this sketch. These stickers are made to scale for LOs but I love their oversized bold look on the card. I'd love to see your take on this sketch and I hope you check out some of what the other amazing Sketch Girls came up with!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sketch Girl #7 is up!

It's the 15th which means its time for another awesome sketch from Sketch Girl! This card is made almost exclusively from Making Memories supplies. The rest of the DT has some fabulous cards for you so check them out on my sidebar. Also Amber is joining us once again as a Guest DT Member. We all adore her work and have been so honored to have her join us these past few weeks. But we also would love for you to join us on this sketch! You have until the end of the month so if you need to whip up a quick Halloween card or want to get started on those Holiday greetings consider using this fun simple sketch.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

ICS and Pink Elephant

I'm back this week with another combination of the ICS sketch and the Pink Elephant challenge. The Pink Elephant challenge called for some awesome Halloween colors this week and I'm in need of a few Halloween cards so it was perfect. The papers are from some old DCWV paper pads including the ghost I cut out from the paper. The stamps I picked up on clearance from Target last year and are from Making Memories.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

ICS and Pink Elephant

On World Card Making Day I spent some time with my mom making cards. I made this simple card with the ICS sketch and the Pink Elephant challenge. I haven't participated at Pink Elephant in awhile but I love their variety of challenges. This week you had to use dots, a tag and a punch. This card came together really quick since its only a tiny 3x3 but also because I kept it simple only using Making Memories supplies. The other card I made was for a future Sketch Girl sketch so I can't share it yet but remember to check out their current sketch because there is a chance for a prize and a fab guest designer this week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day everyone! I'm excited that such a fun holiday even exists and I will be celebrating by making time in my schedule to make a card in honor of the day. If you're getting in the spirit this weekend head over to Digiments and pick up some free sentiments that will give you a headstart on your Halloween or Thanksgiving cardmaking. While you're there leave a comment to win all the Digiments ever released! Now that you have a sentiment how about heading over to Sketch Girl for a lovely sketch. Remember there will be a prize for one lucky participant! After that you just need to break out your stash and have at it.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sketch Girl #6

Sketch Girl 6 is now up! I made this card to coordinate with a scrapbook page that I'll be giving my cousin for his birthday. (I'm hoping to get a better picture in the daylight, flash never looks as nice) The page is about our Hooters trips on our annual vacations. When we drove to Florida we visited 5 Hooters in 4 states and my little cousin gets his picture taken with the Hooters girls. So for his birthday I made a page to include all the pictures. I suppose the paper on the LO may seem a little girly but I'm planning to add journaling over it so there won't be much showing in the end. Plus with all those cute Hooters girls I don't think he'll be paying much attention to the paper. Also to explain the overwhelming number of owls the Hooters restaurant symbol includes an owl (Hoot-ers).

Sketch Girl is particularly exciting this week because we have Amber as our lovely guest designer. So check out her card as well as the work of all the talented Sketch Girls who you can find on my sidebar.
I feel bad for not being able to post more, comment more, or participate more but grad school and my two part time jobs have kind of taken over my life. I hope to catch up on the blogs of many talented ladies this weekend.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Digiments September Release

There are many exciting things happening this week at Digiments. There are two contests and some fun new free Digiments! Plus you'll be the first to see the new Digiments that will be part of the release. Best of all 50% of the sales price of full Digiment sets that are sold will go to Tina Fussell (aka TravelingMama) and her mission to help children and schools in Morocco. This means that when you buy all 30 Digiments for $15, $7.50 will go to help this cause! Please check out the site for more details.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Digiments Sneak!

The Digiments release is this Saturday! Here's my first sneak peek but be sure to check out all the festivites at the Digiments blog. There are some amazing tutorials for new ideas on how to work with Digiments plus amazing inspiration from all the Digiments designers!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sketch Girl #5

The new Sketch Girl sketch is up and it is fun and fresh and funky. I love it! When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the tags I won from Every Jot and Title on Etsy. I'm determinedto get a head start on holiday cards especailly since I might take part in a holiday craft show. So it may seem a little early to some but its better than scambling at the last minute. The puffy sparkly stickers were ones I found on clearance at Borders bookstore. They have some really cute stationary stuff that can be used for scrapbooking so if you ever see their clearnance bins take a peek. I can't wait to see your take on the Sketch Girl sketch and remember there is a prize this week so be sure to check it out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sketch Girl 5 Preview

The new Sketch Girl sketch will be posted on Tuesday! Here's a sneak peek of what I've created. With the prizes and Guest DT opportunties in store at Sketch Girl you will defintely want to check out this fun new challenge blog!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Caardvarks Sketch #3

I have quite a few design team projects I should be working on but for some reason when I saw this Caardvarks sketch I knew I wanted to play with it. The papers, tags, and letters are all from GCD Studios. The ribbon has been in my stash for quite awhile and I was happy to finally find a card I thought it really worked well on. The sponsor of Caardvarks this week is DRS Designs and they have a lovely prize to offer up so take your pick between the fun sketches and give it a go. Also this card fits the Paper Blooms challenge to incorporate bling. I have lots of gems but also the fun GCD glitter letters. Paper Blooms is the challenge blog for the Etsy store by the same name. She seels fabulous felt and crocheted embellies.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ICS #33

I've been feeling much more creative now that I've settled into school. My schedule this week hasn't quite normalized yet but I'm back in school mode at least. So when I got the time to be creative (i.e. decided some of my readings can wait until tomorrow) I went right to ICS to find some inspiration.

This summer my boyfriend and I spent quite a bit of time hiking and taking wildlife, specifically bird pictures. I printed extras of some during Walgreens recent photo week but sometimes the bird was quite small in the picture. I think I need to zoom in for better scrapbook pictures. But I have these prints now that my boyfriend took and I find quite inspirational. So inspired by the Paper Crafts Mag blog's mention of photo cards I decided I would turn the photos into card embellishments much like a stamped image might be used. So for this week's sketch at ICS I used the picture of a common yellowthroat warbler and GCD Studios paper. The orginal picture is below. What I like best about this card is I can see it equally being a wall hanging, scrapbook page, or a card really its just how you look at it.

Speaking of design teams, the Digiments design team, myself included, have recieved the new September release and are busy making projects with the awesome new sentiments. Also Michelle has a fabulous surprise this month that I know will make many people even more eager to get their hands on this month's Digiments.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sketch Girl #4

Sketch Girl 4 is up! And if that's not exciting enough, this week you have the opportunity to become a Sketch Girl Guest Designer just by participating in the sketch. So this week when you share your interpretation take special care to make it your best work and you could become a Sketch Girl for sketch 6 and 7! I'm so excited to see what you all create! My take on this week's sketch is a folder for my door at school.

In other news, sorry for being so inactive. I usually love to do lots of challenges but last week I moved back to school and I am a mentor in residence for the new freshmen. We've had lots of activities planned for them and lots more things to plan. Besides just all the hanging out and fun that are standard with college. I'm a bit sore from beach volleyball and tired from all the craziness but super excited to be back at school. The freshmen I'm living with are a great bunch and I'm excited to be helping them out. Hopefully things will settle down a bit since I start classes today and I can get some crafty time too. When I did get crafty this week for the Sketch Girl sketch I decided let me get two things done at once and make a little folder for the residents to leave any notes while I'm out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Caardvarks and Stamp Something

This first card is for the current Caardvarks challenge to use myStampBOX (their current sponsor) logo colors which are hot pink, black and white. I actually don't have a lot of black and white in my stash but thanks to a recent Paper Crafts Blog win I had the perfect black and white chipboard to be the jumping off point for me. When I created this card the Cupcake Craft challenge was to create a 'sweet' card so I made the little candy piece for the center. But with the craziness of moving back to school the posting on the card was delayed.

This second card is for the Stamp Something challenge to stamp a birthday something. I love my Hero Arts elephant collection but find it hard to match at times. But I was determined to use it for this challenge. This card also incorporates the current Sketch Girl sketch but I've flipped the sketch a bit. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretations of the Sketch Girl sketches and can't wait to see more so please join us.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sketch Girl #3 is up!

There is a brand new Sketch Girl sketch up and its fab! I used SEI Bridgeport to create a card based on this simple but super fun sketch. All the design team ladies did a beautiful job and check out their creations from my sidebar. Also remember by becoming a follower of the Sketch Girl blog you will be enterted to win one of three fabulous stamp sets from Stampin Up donated by the talented Harriet.

I'd love to see your take on the sketch!

Friday, August 14, 2009

ICS #29

Here's my card for ICS #29. When I saw the sketch it made me think of my new Rusty Pickle Brass Knuckles collection. I fussy cut the scroll design from Backstage Pass and the bird from Album Cover. I figured keeping it simple but sparkly was the way to go because these papers are so bold that they make a statement without much embellishmet.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paper Popsicles

On Monday I recieved a prize from the Paper Crafts blog. It was some fun Rusty Pickle papers and beautiful chipboard and stickers from GCD Studios. So when I sat down to craft today I went right for the new goodies. I used the Paper Popsicles sketch. I've known about these sketches for awhile because the lovely Tricia and Amy design for them. Amy, a fellow Digiments designer, was the creator of the sketch in fact. My new goodies had a black and silver theme but I love color so I added a pop of bright green. I had a lot of fun making this card and was inspired instantly by the sketch so I think I'm going to have to join them again.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lots of Challenges

This card was made for several challenge. It started with the ICS sketch and challenge to make a Christmas card. I combined this with the Caardvarks challenge to make a winter card and the Pile it On challenge to use no patterned paper. Finally since I wasn't going to use patterned paper I knew I'd be pulling out the stamps so I incorporated the Stamp Something use a charm challenge. I loved the challenge of using no patterned paper and had fun making the snowflake design for my card. My charm is the fun plastic ornament that I got in a swap. I've been in a bit of a funk and this card got me going again. I love when a challenge is not only a bit difficult but also really inspiring and that's what I got when I combined all these fun challenges.