Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Layer, Baby :)

Boys are in school and I'm feeling a little crafty :) 

Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock
Stampin' Up Bundle of Joy stamp set
Creative Memories black pen
Stampin' Up Basic Black ink pad
Spectrum Noir TB1 and TB3 alcohol markers

I drew the lines with the black pen to match the sketch and wrote Congratulations on the bottom.  I masked the corner and stamped the bear in the corner.  Then I colored in the images and colored over the lines in had drawn.  
Now I have to get busy cleaning up my Craftroom.
Hope everyone has a Fabulous Tuesday :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Unscripted Sketches: #160
Crazy 4 Challenges: c4c #138 One Layer
Craft Your Passion: Challenge #112 For Baby 
Dynamic Duos: #4 Monochromatic Colors

Showing some Love

I hope everyone had a Wonderful Memorial Day Monday.  Today my family and I went to the beach and had a picnic, then to the park and finished the day off with some Fabulous ice cream downtown.

Cookies and Cream, Black Raspberry, Death by Chocolate and mine was Almond Joy and tasted Fantastic :)

Over at Haunted Design House the Macabre Monday challenge this week is Pass the Distressing Please.
And here is my card...

I had SOOOO much fun creating this card. My OCD started to kick in while I was getting all inked up, worrying that I would smudge something, then I realized, the smudgier the better! LOL :)

DCWV Mainstreet paper stack
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake cardstock
scrap of brown paper, sorry don't remember the brand
Stampin' Up colored pencils
Brown grosgrain ribbon
Bugaboo Deacon skull flower digi stamp
Stampin' Up Very Vintage jumbo wheel
Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel ink pads
Moon Shadow Mist Burnt Umber
adhesive and pop dots

I started by printing out Deacon on Crumb Cake cardstock, tearing the edges and coloring the image in.  Then inking up the wheel image and rolling on the brown background paper and scrapes of the crumb cake, then tearing the edges on the brown paper and tearing the crumb cake into strips, then going over the papers with the Chocolate ink pad.  I went around the edges of the card base paper, which has these fabulous flocked cameos, with creamy caramel. Then I layered everything as shown and folding up all of the edges of the papers. I tied the ribbon onto the top strip and frayed the ends. Finaly finishing up with spraying the whole card with the burnt umber mist.  I Love the inky distressed product :)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Haunted Design House: Macabre Monday #135 Pass the distressing please
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #24 Anything Goes

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Father's Day Phesant

Hope everyone is having a Wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
We spent ours at the Baseball fields Saturday and today I got to reward myself, after morning baseball practice of course, with scrap time with my sister.

I was able to make 4 scrapbook pages and a card. I wasted alot of time trying to find all of the bits and pieces I needed for the pages, it's been awhile since it was 2006 :)

These are the pages I made for my youngest's baby book...
Milestones from newborn, 3mth, 6mth and 9mth's.

And here's the card I made...

Stampin' Up Something to Celebrate and Autumn Days stamp sets
Stampin' Up Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Real Red cardstocks
Stampin' Up Night of Navy ink pad
Stampin' Up Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware
Close to my Heart Clear Sparkles
Versa Mark pad, white and black embossing powders
Red Hemp
adhesive and pop dots
I'm entering this in the following Challenges:

The Play Date Cafe: PDCC #133

Stamptacular Sunday Challenges: #165 Looking Through the Window

Totally Gorjuss: Challenge #133 Something New
It was my first time using Stampin' Up's clear stamps and it was my sister's new set :)

Delicious Doodles Challenges: #20 Diamonds are Forever

Simon Says Stamp Challenges: Fathers Day/Special Male

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cheshire's Smile

Now you see him
Now you don't.

That was my thought while making this card.  

LOL, my drawing skills have diminished over the years but I think I did what I set out to do, make Cheshire disappear :)

Stampin' Up Lavendar Lace, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Regal Rose and Basic Black cardstocks
Stampin' Up Black journaling pen
Creative Memories yellow and pink pens

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Old Back Porch: 52 Card Pickup
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Challenge #20 No Flowers Allowed


This card is in memory of my Grandma Frost.
She loved Daschunds and had 3 as I grew up, Peko III, Rudy and Rudy II.
I bought this stamp to make her cards and think she would love for me to share it with someone else.

House-Mouse Hot Dog Express and Mouse Foot stamps
Stampin' Up Warmest Regards stamp set
Stampin' Up Cranberry Crisp and Basic Black ink pads
Creative Memories colored pens
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Handsome Hunter cardstocks
Stampin' Up pearls
Adhesive and pop dots

I used the spotlight technique and lots of circles :)

R.I.P. Grandma Frost
March 10th, 2012
Miss and Love you much <3

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Milkcoffee Challenge: Use Those Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz Challenges: #20 No Flowers Allowed
Crazy 4 Challenges: #137
House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge: Its Circles Polka-dots All Round Fun
WhoopsiDaisy Challenge: Shape It

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Congratulation All-Star

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to my Nephew for making his All-Star team!!!

Using a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Here is my card...

Stampin' Up Hugs & Wishes, Established Elegance and Good Sport stamp sets
Close to my Heart canvas badge buttons
Stampin' Up Summer Sun and Whisper White cardstock
Yellow pattern paper from Stampin' Up design paper
Black papers from Creative Memories black & white mat pack
Stampin' Up Basic Black ink pad
Versa mark pad and black embossing powder
adhesive and pop dots

I placed all of the papers as the sketch shows, embossing on the top yellow square.
I stamped the crown then masked it and stamped the baseball image, fussy cutting both out and popping up in the middle of the card.  I finished by stamping the baseball on the two canvas buttons and adhering them to the corners.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisterz: Challenge #85 Squares
The Crazy Challenge: #120 3D
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: Sketch #155
Blog Quick Quotes: Challenge #15 Fussy cut
Crafting for all Seasons: Ch #27 Its Celebration with Buttons

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Masque of the Red Death

Another great challenge over at Quoth the Raven, Nevermore.
Create something using inspiration from Poe's short story The Masque of the Red Death.

I created a wall hanging...
Sorry for the picture quality, overcast day made the house pretty dark :(

unfinished wooden tray
mardi gras red mask
Close to my Heart Key Moments stamp set
Circut cartridge Heritage
Close to my Heart Licorice opaques
black sharpe
black and red cardstock
Versa marker pen and black embossing powder
Lipstick red and Midnight blue paint 
Crackling glaze
glue pen and glue dots

I started by painting the whole tray in red(let dry) then painting crackle all over inside(let dry til tacky) finally finishing with a mix of red and blue(to darken a little).  I colored the lines on the mask with the sharpe and added bling to eyes.  I wrote on the inside with the versa pen and embossed with black powder for the saying, gluing the skeleton next to the words.  I finished with embossing the clock image, fussy cutting, gluing the accents to the sides and popping the clock up in the corner.

I love the finished project! Hope you do too :)

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore: Quest 9 Masque of Red Death

Friday, May 18, 2012

Altered Candy Can

So my sister gave me a candy can and a challenge...What could I make with it???

I Love Alice in Wonderland and thought of the mushroom, here is what I came up with.  Hope you like it :)

I started with this...

And ended with this :)

Stampin' Up Established Elegance and Whimsical Alphabet Upper stamp sets
Fabric and Fabric Butterflies from Walmart
Colorbok glitter Stars and Crown glitter stickers
Stampin' Up Calypso Coral ribbon
Stampin' Up Crumb Cake cardstock
Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy ink pad
Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland paper
Stampin' Up tag punch
Creative Memories burgundy pen
half foam ball 
Candy Can
Green Jewels from JoAnn's
red brad
floral wire, crafting wire, marbles, hot glue gun, adhesive, pop dots

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:

 The Altered Alice: Week 2 Chapter 15

Shopping Our Stash: Challenge #52 Bingo
I did the bottom row...
Fabric, Star, Jewels, Tag, Pink

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls: Altered Challenge Anything Goes

Craft-room Challenge: Add Fabric


Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Little Pop

This is my first pocket card and I hope you like it :)

Stampin' Up Hugs & Wishes and Bloomin' Wonderful stamp sets
Spectrum Noir CT1 CT2 CT3 CT4
Stampin' Up Basic Black and Daffodil Delight ink pads
Stampin' Up Basic Black and Whisper White cardstocks
Close to my Heart Licorice opaques
Stampin' Up Victoria crochet trim
yellow brads
Creative Memories black pen
adhesive, glue pen and pop dots


I am putting this into the following Challenges:

The Play Date Cafe: PDCC #132

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge: #119 Clean and Simple

The Stamping Boutique: Challenge #38 Doodling
I doodled the lines and dots around the edges and also the swirl next to the sentiment

Simon Says Stamp: Clean and Simple

Scrapbook Sisters: Card Challenge #84 Two Colors

ABC Challenge: P for Pockets


Crafts and Me Challenges: #84 Pearls and Lace

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feel the Heat

Over at Haunted Design House this weeks Macabre Monday Challenge is Hot as Hell in Here.
Flames, Fire, Heat,...anything you can think of that Scorches your creativity :)
Be sure to check out the Fabulous creations from their Design Team.

Here is my COMBUSTIBLE creation...  

Delicious Doodles Skeletal Candle Holder Digi
Stampin' Up Basic Black, Only Orange, Whisper White and Yoyo Yellow cardstocks
Harley-Davidson pattern paper
The Paper Company harlequin printed vellum
Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut cartridge
Bat border
Stampin' Up Red Riding Hood and Basic Gray ink pads
Blender pen
Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers CT4 CT3 CT2 GB5 OR1
adhesive, vellum adhesive and pop dots

I hope this SPARKS your imagination!!!

Haunted Design House: HDH133 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happiness is knowing you :)

Going outside and walking around must have helped...lol.  I got a little crafty and am excited to show you my creation.

Stampin' Up Gable Green, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White and Orchid Opalescence cardstocks
The background purple is from a stack of paper I bought at Walmart
Stampin' Up Winged Things stamp set
Stampin' Up Basic Black, Almost Amethyst, Kiwi Kiss and Lavender Lace ink pads
Blender pen
Stampin' Up Boho Blossoms punch
Bling from Michael's
Flower brads
adhesive and pop dots

I followed the Sketch from Unscripted Sketches and cut out the green cardstocks.  Stamping butterflies on the two Kiwi Kiss pieces. I stamped the smallest butterfly on Whisper White and colored with the ink pads and blender pen and cut out. Then I punched out and layered the flowers attaching them with a flower brad.
Finally I adhered the green cardstock to the card, stamped the sentiment, popped up the flowers and butterfly and added bling.   

I am entering this card in the following Challenges:

Unscripted Sketches: #158

Totally Stampalicious: CAS Challenge (Clean and Simple)
By the way, they are also having a DT call so be sure to check it out!

WhoopsiDaisy Challenges: Spring Colours

Crafting for all Seasons: Challenge #26 Handmade Flowers

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #24 Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion Challenges: Challenge 110 Color Combo
Shades of Purple and Green

The Crazy Challenge: cch #119 Outside


Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: #163 Butterfly Kisses

Hearts of Inspiration

Kids are at school and it's an overcast day 
here in New Hampshire,
So I went outside to get some crafty inspiration and thought I'd 
share it with you :)

Hope you get some inspiration too :)

Hope you have a