Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween TAWS take 2

If you stopped by earlier then you already knew to expect this post, if not let me first say Happy Halloween and I'm so glad you are here!  This is my second card based on The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge:

Supplies Used:
Stamps: (happy sentiment, bats, pumpkins) The Alley Way Stamps (halloween) Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento
Die: Spellbinders
Patterned Paper: MME and American Crafts
Gesso: Martha Stewart
Black marker
Twine: The Twinery

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge
Hope you have a Happy Halloween and thanks for visiting little ol me!

Happy Halloween Taws Style Take 1

Happy Halloween!!!  I just love Halloween and how fun it is to see the kids run around pretending to be something else!  Mine have been practicing all week pretending to ring a doorbell and I have to be the "candy giver", love it!  So with the Holiday upon us I am sharing two Spooky cards today with lots of The Alley Way Stamps goodies:

Everytime I see this little guy I can't help but laugh, he just cracks me up!
Stamps: (monster and sentiment) TAWS (word bubble) Technique Tuesdays
Ink: Memento and PTI
White Gel Pen
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Circle Die: Spellbinders
Circle Punch: EK Success
Distress Tool
Twine: The Twinery

This card was based the TAWS Be Inspired Challenge:

And the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes

Check back later for card #2!
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Mama Layout

It's Wednesday!!! woot woot!  I hope you saw my post yesterday with the giveaway, if not make sure you click over to it after seeing this post! :)  I am so happy to share this layout (and it even has a picture of me in it, yikes!), because I love how it turned out!  I have never been a doodler, but on this layout I let my inner highschool self out and created this...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Journal Card: Pebbles
Stickers: (leaf and flower) American Crafts, (banner, button) MME, (enamel dots) Teressa Collins, (title) Glitz Design
Wood Veneers: Studio Calico
Photo Mat: Crate Paper
Stick Flag Pin : Girls Paperie
Black Pen

I based this layout on Creative Scrappers Challenge Sketch #254:

Hope you have a great Hump Day, woot woot!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

*GIVEAWAY!!!!*Whimsical Twist December Days

*If this is your first time here today make sure you scroll down to see my earlier post for the new Challenge!

I am so excited to share today's post!!!  Have you seen the new Whimsical Twist December Days Kits yet? Three very fun and reasonable project kits to get you moving on your December album project. These kits all retail for $50 and are PACKED with goodies! Check them out HERE !!!

We also have an amazing December Days class that is going on now all the way though January! Join the Whimsical Twist design team as wel help guide you and support you along your album making journey!

Since I am going to be a Guest Designer in the month of December I am happy to be able to give one lucky reader a free spot in our December Days class. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter...Winner announced Friday 11/1!  Best of luck and hope to see you in class too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

PS - Did I mention there will be 15 seats given away?!  Woo hoo!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Best Witches Frame Challenge!

Happy Tuesday, and I bet you know why I'm here...... it's challenge day at!!!  WOOT WOOT!!!!  What does that mean for you?  A chance to win a $20 shopping spree... now that's what I'm talking about!  All products are welcome!!!  Earn an extra entry when you use one of their images (double fist pump!).  This weeks challenge is Frames... so interpret this as you like and join in the fun!  Here is my take:


I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Halloween!
And into The Memory Nest Crafty Creations Link Up #4

Have a fantastic Tuesday and I hope I see you play along!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Because You are WONDERFUL!

Hello!  It has been a little while since I posted a layout, but lucky me I had sometime to play at Archivers this weekend and was able to get some done!  This is a layout of my oldest Nephew and it is based on a couple of challenges...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Teressa Collins and unkown
Spray mist: handmade woot woot!
Tag and love ticket: American Crafts
Photo Corners: Basic Grey
White Gel Pen
Twine: The Twinery
Buttons: MME
Enamel Dot: Teressa Collins
Be Happy Sticker: Simple Stories
Distress Tool: Tim Holtz

I based this off of the color challenge at Life. Paper. Scrapbook.:

And this sketch at Creative Scrappers:

And I am linking this up to the Frosted Designs: Tag Challenge!
Hope you have had a lovely start to your week!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash Take 2

And here is my second card for the Craft Dash Challenge:

Time: 8 min. 47 sec.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn and WPlus9
Ink: VersaMagic and PTI
Rhinestones: Kaiserscrap
Die Cuts: WPlus9

Now I have to let you know that I was able to make this card so fast because when I buy dies I die cut all of the pieces in white and sometimes in colors I know I would use and just put it all in the packaging together so that way if I ever need that die cut I can just pull the already made ones out and use it.  Clever idea, huh?  At least I was proud of myself for thinking to do that hehehe!

Thanks for stopping by for my second take and hope you have a great day!
Happy Crafting!

10 Minute Craft Dash

Happy Saturday!  I don't usually post on the weekends but when I realized yesterday that the 10 minute craft dash ended today I had to play along, because it is simply one of my favorite challenges and no matter how little time you have to craft you can always manage to squeeze this challenge in!  That's the beauty of a 10 minute craft challenge... you only have 10 minutes! :)  So here is the color scheme and the first card I've made for this challenge:

Time: 6 mins. flat woot woot!

Silver Sharpie
Ink: VersaMagic
Glossy Accents

Get ready for card #2!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: Tags!

Hello and happy happy Friday!!!  I'm so happy I was able to get crafty yesterday so I could play along with this weeks PTI Blog Hop: Tags!  The challenge was to make 5 Holiday themed tags... now this was a huge stretch for me as I have only one holiday stamp, and I really wanted to only use PTI products for this, but I am happy to say that I can say mission complete.  And here are my creative ways to take non-holiday images and make them work for Holiday tags!

Stamps: (circles from Garden of Life), (sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages), ( designs on gold/kraft tag from Mat Stack 5), (leaves, flowers, "snowflakes", "star" on the tree) Natural Beauties - Papertrey Ink
Dies: Papertrey Ink ( Mat Stack 5)
Ink: Papertrey Ink, Colorbox, and Watermark
Embossing Powder
GoldRhinestones and Red Pearls: BoBunny
Silver: TPC Studio
Sequins: V's Sweet Ideas
Washi Tape:V's Sweet Ideas
Twine: American Crafts
Vellum: Hobby Lobby

Another fun challenge I added to these for myself was to incorporate vellum into each of them differently.  I used green, red, confetti, shiny and plain vellum to mix things up!

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Country Woods...

I am sure many of you have seen the new release that Mama Elephant had last week, and if you were like me you wanted it all... unfortunately my wallet didn't agree, but I did squeeze it enough to be able to purchase the beautiful Winter Wonderland set, and it is all I had hoped for!  When I saw the CASology challenge: Country I knew this set was up for the task, and then when I saw the Inspired By Stamping WHW: Embossed edges I knew the two were meant to be...

A shot of the pretty gold embossing shining!
 A close up of the image so you can see the light snowflakes in the background, and the embossed edges...

I was so excited about how this card turned out, and want to make more of these triple stamped cards now!  Hope you've enjoyed what I shared today and that you have one amazing Thursday!!!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Seize the Cupcake!

Hello!  I am back with a card based on the latest Verve Diva Dare Challenge: Tag You're It!  I wanted to do something different, eclectic, and fun.... and I came up with this...

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Amy Tan
Stamps: Verve
Ink: Memento and Shades Ink Spots

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a lovely rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tags!!! Challenge of the week at!

I'm back! yay!!!  I know it has been super quiet here lately, life has been busy!  But I am so happy to share my take on this weeks Challenge: Tags!

Supplies Used:

And I made a more simple tag for fun:

Supplies Used:

Remember you can win a $20 shopping spree to their shop just by playing along!  All products are accepted and you earn a double entry if you use image!  Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I heart Fall... patterned paper fun!

Hello lovely people!!!  What day is it? Hump Day!!!! (Anyone see the commercial with the camel? hehehehe!)  Anywho, I'm so excited to share this lovely little fall card that I have made for several challenges...

Patterned Paper: One sheet from each of my Lawn Fawn Fawn Stacks (I used all 4 woot woot!) and MME
Stamps: Lawn Fawn
Button: OA
Twine: American Crafts
Green floral wire
Ink: Shades Ink Spots by and PTI
Pearls: Recollections and KaiserScrap
Mist: OA

I made this card based on the following challenges:

Lawnscaping #67: Patterned Paper

Curtain Call Challenge: Gorgeous Gourds ( say that 5 times fast hehehe!)

Casology: Pumpkins

Yay for awesome challenges!!!  Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!!!
Happy Crafting!