Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pink Christmas

I have a feeling this month, you will either be seeing lots of fall or Halloween colors - or lots of pink - since it is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. One of my blogging friends found out this week that she has breast cancer, so please remember to check yourselves and get your yearly mamogram.

There are lots of "pink" challenges at Splitcoast Stampers this month, so that's how I chose today's color palate. The image is from Waltzing Mouse, but I also stamped my flourish background using Heartfelt Creations HC-225A. After I stamped with white ink, I used the Art Glitter Glue with the metal tip to add glitter highlights. I love the fine detail you can get with this little gizmo!

Waltzing Mouse: WCMD Harriet
Crafty Creations: Sketch
Stamptacular Sunday: At least 5 layers
Incy Wincy: Sparkly Glitter
Wild Orchid: stitch it up
Creative Card Crew: Bloomin Marvelous
Design Dollies Element Challenge: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Cutie Patootie
Spoon Full of Sugar: Sparkle and Shine
Creatalicious: pink, brown, green
Basic Grey: sparkle
Create 4 Fun: use a digi
Sweet Stampin: Diamonds
Stamp and Create: pink

Feeling Like Fall

I have another quick fall-inspired card to share with you. The stamp is from Impression Obsession - and was just perfect to use some of the new colors of Flower Soft. I used the new Ultrafine Earth and Pine as well as the original Bright Orange. These colors are so fabulous for fall! I also used my Kreaxions punch #922 for my border.

Impression Obsession - color challenge
Mojo Monday- sketch
Creative Card Crew - Bloomin Marvelous
Charisma Cardz - Autumn colors
Stamp Something - Punchy
Stampin for the Weekend - Autumn Inspiration

Friday, October 8, 2010

CPS Sketch for the week

I had a list of challenges that I was really wanting to play with this week, so I have been trying to get them marked off one by one! This is the sketch challenge for CPS this week. Flourishes is sponsoring this week, and since that is one of my favorite stamp companies, I knew I had to play. The stamp that I used is one of the Who's that Girl stamps from MFT's. I used both my Beaded Circles and Beaded Ovals nesties on this card.

Celebrating with Kraftin Kimmie

Kraftin Kimmie is celebrating their one year birthday! Of course I wanted to play along with their challenge this week to help them celebrate. My card is obviously a card to celebrate Halloween. I took sweet little Gabrielle and made her spooky for the occasion. I distressed my poison label with glimmer mist. Did you spot that very sparkly silver petticoat? It's the new Flower Soft in silver! I think you will be seeing a lot of this from me! (This should be arriving in stores soon).

I wish Kraftin Kimmie another year of success!

Kraftin Kimmie: Celebrations
Bunny Zoe: Sketch
Crafty Pad: Spooky
One Stitch at a Time: Spooky Halloween
Paper Sundaes: Something from your Stash (poison label)
The Town Scrapper: Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Happy Hour
Incy Wincy: Sparkly Glitter
Papertake Weekly: Just the One (image)
Spoon Full of Sugar: Sparkle and Shine
Simon Says: Halloween
Oh Alice: text in a nonsensical way

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Oh my! I so wanted to play in the Just Us Girls Challenge this week to help celebrate their 1 year blogoversary! So here is my card with less than and hour and a half until the challenge ends! It was a fun little sketch.

I used Heartfelt Creations Pumpkin stamp set (which coordinates with the Spellbinders Pumpkin die) I colored my pumpkins with glimmer mist - so they are beautifully shimmery!

Thanks for looking!

Just Us Girls: sketch

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Free Bird

I have a card to share with you tonight - I've been working off of my list of challenges for WCMD! So many great challenges. I used my French Manor cartridge (exclusive for Cricut Circle members) to make this card. I really love this cart! So many great images. I cut both the birdcage and bird/branch, added some stamping and embellishements.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge: Pearls +2 cuts from French Manor
Verve: sketch VSWCMD3
Ellen Hutson: pleating
Wild Orchid: Stitching
Cuttlebug Spot: Pink (strength, love, hope, faith)
Papertake Weekly: Favorite past challenge (From the Garden)
Cuttlebug Challenge: pink
The Pixie Cottage: embossing
Stamp and Create: Pink

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Day of Spookiness!

Hi! I'm back today with another Treat for you (No tricks here!). This week at the Beary Scrap, we are sharing Halloween cards.

I colored my Little Witch with Broom (from Belles n Whistles) with copics. My papers are from Bo Bunny - Peacock Lane. I know these are not Halloween papers, but since purple is such a great color for the season, I thought it would be fun to use. I had some black Vintage Shards Glass Glitter that I added around the edge. Finally for my little circle, I used my Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Chic Circle.

Thanks for looking!

Verve: Sketch VSWCMD5
Crafty Pad: Spooky
ISB- Fall Colors
One Stitch at a Time: Spooky Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday: Layers (at least 5)
The Town Scrapper: Halloween
Ellen Hutson: Glitz
Incy Wincy: Sparkly Glitter
Lexi's Creations: Spooky
The Pink Elephant: Childhood
Wild Orchid: Stitch it Up

Monday, October 4, 2010

Have a Bloomin' Good Day!

I've been trying to work on cards for the challenges from WCMD! Oh my, so many challenges, so little time. But, I did manage to finish this little cutie tonight. The Stamp is from MFT's. Thought you might need a little break from all of the fall colors!

I embossed the bright cardstock , stitched around the bottom layer of paper, made the flowers using punches. The flower centers are cream Flower Soft with a dew drop in the center. I also got a chance to use my new Viva Decor pearl pen around my circle. It's so easy to use! Both my big, beautiful gingham ribbon and the adorable Baker's Twine are from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Thanks for looking!

Verve: VSWCMD4 sketch (BTW- I loved this sketch!)
Ellen Hutson: WCMD1 color challenge
Stamptacular Sunday: 5 or more layers
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Nature inspired (flowers)
Incy Wincy: Sparkly Glitter
Pollycraft: Anything Goes
Wild Orchid: Stitch it Up
Cuttlebug Challenges: World Cardmaking Day (favorite technique - flowers)

It's beginning to look a little spooky!

Wow, last week we dropped from the 80's down to the 60's! I think fall has arrived. Hopefully, the weather will have you in the mood to create some Fall or Halloween projects this week, at Karen's Doodles.

I know my card is far from frightening, but, I much prefer cute Halloween rather than really spooky! I used Kitty Cat for my main image. (My leaves are from Heartfelt Creations). I hope you get a chance to play with us! We have three winners each week - but you can't win if you don't play!

Verve -WCMD sketch challenge VSWCMD1
Crafty Pad - Spooky
One Stitch at a Time- Spooky Halloween
The Town Scrapper - Halloween
Simon Says: Fall colors/picture inspiration

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Heart to Heart Card Drive

Carolyn King started a wonderful card drive to honor the Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's
Disease. I kept meaning to make some cards and get them posted, and just finished this one up. I used some of my Heartfelt Creations stamps - Daisy Patch Background and the sentiment is from Simple Filler Stems set.

Carolyn's grandmother passed away in 2008 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. That was the year that the first Heart to Heart Card Drive began, in her memory, to honor the CAREGIVERS of patients with this awful disease. The Alzheimer’s Association does a great job and finding way to fund raise for research and to spread the word about the disease and how widespread it has become.

This card drive is an effort to thank the silent victims---those who work every day so that someone they love (and sometimes someone they don’t even know well) can survive another one.

To find out more about this card drive and see the list of very generous donors, please visit Carolyn's blog.

Verve: VSWCMD2 sketch