Saturday, February 26, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 5

The new challenge is up at Die Cuttin Divas! This week is a sketch challenge so if you have any type of die cutting system play along by following the sketch and including a cut. I'm loving all the participants' takes and I can't wait to visit your blog when you play along.

SEI Layout Challenge

This month SEI issued a layout challenge to go with their end of the month link party. I decided this Easter picture went great with the Bridgeport collection and fit the sketch cause I had just one photo. I was fortunate to win this collection from Paper Crafts over a year ago and I received the stickers, chipboard, rub-ons, letter stickers, and papers so this LO came together super easy. I'm excited to visit the others on the link party!
Just a reminder: Die Cuttin Divas has a super easy and very fun silhouette challenge that ends Monday so pull out your die cut machine and get to work.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Jingle Belles 9

The Jingle Belles "Text Me" challenge came together quite easily for me when I remembered this great frame rub-on with the text feature. I layered on some more fun rub-ons cause I want to use them before they get old (I've lost some rub-ons to age). The sentiment is fun text too with the mix of big and little and the curve plus I added a gem to make the word element stand out.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cardabilties Sketch #25

I created this card for the latest Cardabilities sketch. The papers are Cosmo Cricket Pixielicious and the cuts were made with the Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 4

Die Cuttin Divas has a fun and simple challenge this week. Simply use a silhouette on your project. I loved how this meant I could use almost any image from any cartridge. I'm in love with the A Child's Year cartridge. This cartridge is perfect for card makers especially because it has every holiday and also other occasions. I chose this fun cupcake silhouette because I could always use another birthday card. I used Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday papers and a Hero Arts sentiment. I'll be looking out for what you create for this challenge. I've been blown away with the great entires over the past few weeks and enjoy visiting all the blogs to comment.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bo Bunny Layout Challenge

Bo Bunny has issued a LO challenge. The pictures I had printed from my birthday a few years ago fit well so I went with it though the colors are a little off for the pictures in retrospect. I've been creating quite a few LOs lately and some I've been much more happy with than others. I never seem to be as critical of my cards but I guess its probably cause I expect the LOs to last longer and can imagine family members in the future thinking "What the heck was she thinking?!?" But I love looking through my scrapbooks so I guess that's all that matters in the end.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Creative Scrappers #143

I made this LO for sketch #143 at Creative Scrappers. Unfortunately I'm not totally in love with the results. The photos weren't the best to begin with and the LO wound up too busy for my taste. In retrospect I would have used a solid paper in place of one of the patterns but what's done is done and I got some more pictures scrapped so that's good. I used my Cricut to cut the stars on this LO which would fit in perfectly with the Die Cuttin Divas current seeing stars challenge. Remember we welcome all die cut systems and any papercrafting project, come join us!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crate Paper Sketch Challenge

I only have a few sheets of paper from Crate Paper but I still wanted to play along in their latest sketch challenge. So I used my Cricut to cut out embellishments. I added a second picture even though the sketch only had one, but I still think its sticks close enough to the sketch. Love that its such a simple design but had high impact and lets the pictures shine. Like I said before, I used my Cricut to cut the stars on this LO which would fit in perfectly with the Die Cuttin Divas current seeing stars challenge. Remember we welcome all die cut systems and any papercrafting project, come join us!

A few LOs

Here's a few LOs I've made based on sketches some of which were old and others where I've simply missed the deadline. I have a hard time taking photos of LOs and I'm really trying to get better at it. I recently discovered a function on Gimp that has made the editing process easier but as you can see for some of these the lighting is still off but I just wanted to get photos taken and uploaded before I missed any other deadlines. The first LO uses Sassafras papers and is of me and my sister in NYC.

This LO used Basic Grey Origins papers and stickers. The pictures are from the local Raptor Trust where they care for birds of prey that are sick, have been injured, or are abandoned. It is next to a large wildlife preserve that we like to go bird watching at so we sometimes stop by the trust as well.

This LO was made for the Cosmo Cricket sketch challenge. I used the Joy Ride collection and some pictures from Universal Studios Florida from a family vacation a few years ago.

This last LO was for this month's My Mind's Eye sketch challenge but the challenge closed on Thursday and while I made it made before didn't take a pic in time, opps!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Jingle Belles 8

The new Jingle Belles challenge is a two for one challenge with Sketchy Thursdays. You make one card from the sketch and can then enter it into both challenges on each blog. Love the sketch and decided to play with my Mitten Weather papers again. The Joy sentiment is cut from an element. I layered a Cosmo Cricket chipboard snowflake over some Primas.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge 126

It's been awhile since I've played along at Etsy Inspired but I loved how the Etsy shop this week was all about making some simple and functional with great patterns. So I look through my patterned paper to find a piece that I thought was beautiful on its own. This is an MME paper I simply added jewels and a sentiment. I was inspired by the shop generally but the colors of this piece.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jingle Belles 7

The Jingle Belles challenge was to use "No Red." I knew the Mitten Weather line from Cosmo Cricket had a lot of great holiday papers without red. I used up some scraps in a block design then added snowflake rub-ons and faux stitching with a gel pen.

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 3

You all have been rocking the challenges at Die Cuttin Divas. Time for challenge #3. I'm loving the new challenge at Die Cuttin Divas to use stars. It's a great challenge because you can make any type of card with it. I went for a card that could be used for a boy or a girl. I used some old DCWV Rock King papers. I cut the stars with my Cricut from George. I'd love to see your take!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day. Here's a card and some other little goodies I made.

I made a banner and these fortune cookies with some old cheap DCWV papers so that way when they got cast aside at the end of the holiday I wouldn't feel like I wasted goodies.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

In My Thoughts

Here's my card using the latest CPS sketch. It's made with BG Ambrosia and stamps. Keeping this short because I have to get some homework done but needed a crafty break.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cards for Dudes

I've been working on making some boy cards for a card drive. Get Happy by Cosmo Cricket is perfect for this project. I used the Card Patterns sketch for these two.

Below are a few more designs I've recently made for no particular challenge. I used a lot of different stamp sets; Sassafras, Imaginisce, Basic Grey, Inkadinkado, and Making Memories on these cards but they were all with Get Happy papers. I made about three of each design so this has been a great way to use up my stash.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Scrapbook and Cards Today Valentine's Feature

This card is for the Fantabulous Cricut to include the word "love" somewhere on your card and is being featured today on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog. I created the card with October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers I cut the large heart from George and the smaller heart is a Basic Grey stamp.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jingle Belles 6

When I saw the new Jingle Belles prompt to use felt or winter clothes images I thought of the few felt stickers I had. I had already used the mittens from the package which would have been perfect but this tree image still worked and I knew it would match well with BG's Figgy Pudding. The snowflake sticker is from the line as well. The sentiment is a K and Company rub-on. Not sure if the beating I took while skiing contributed, but I've come down with a nasty cough so my plan is to finish up some school work and then rest up most of the day. I have an interview for a substitute teaching position tomorrow as well so hopefully all goes well on that front. Have a great day!

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 2

We have a super fun challenge at Die Cuttin Divas for you this week. Make a card with a valentines theme and hearts (bonus for a shaped card). I cut my card and the bird from A Child's Year and the circle from George. Both were cut from some Prima papers. I stamped the sentiment from BG. If you need another valentine please join us, I can't wait to check out yoru creation!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just Because

I recently found adorable free digi images from Sliekje and fell in love with this cute digi. Unfortunately this little kitty reminds me of my self lately. I created the card for the Stamp Something digi challenge with GCD Studios papers and a BG sentiment stamp. Yesterday I was the opposite of this laptop kitty though and went skiing. Unfortunately I'm a bit more out of shape than I would like and so I'm quite sore today (could also be the fall I took towards the end). It was fun though and hopefully I can do it again this season.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cardabilties Sketch #24

I won some fab blog candy from the wonderfully talented Heather Ruwe including BG Amborsia papers and chipboard. I decided that even though it was so pretty I didn't want to hoard these fabulous goodies too. So using the Cardabilities Sketch #24 I went wild using all kinds of paper and chipboard from the collection.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge 1

I loved seeing all the entries into the bonus challenge, great job ladies! Well, today the first official challenge at Die Cuttin Divas went live, woohoo! I'm in love with the concept of this blog and so excited to be part of the design team. At Die Cuttin Divas a general challenge is issued, such as a sketch, and then you can use any die cut machine to complete the challenge. I'm sure there are a lot of you like me who love all the possibilities of your die cut machine but don't use it as much as you want. Well these challenges are perfect for you. So dust off your die cut machine and play along with our sketch challenge (bonus for adding bling or sparkle).

Here's my card for the challenge. I used my Cricut to cut the crown (Paper Doll Dressup) and oval (George). I used some older DCWV papers, Stickles, Studio 18 bling, a BG stamp, and some Thickers to finish off the sentiment. Can't wait to see what you all make!