Sunday, October 31, 2010

I've Been Lost

I know that I am not the only one who has been lost.  I just couldn't find my craft room, time for my craft room or the energy to do something crafty!  I am blaming it on work which has been sucking the life from me and the change in the weather.  All I have wanted to do is just sit on the couch and that is never productive. 

Yesterday, I was able to create two cards.  I'm doing the happy dance here because I don't feel creatively exhausted.  I am sure that I will get back to my craft room today and get a little more crafty goodness cranked out!

This card meets the criteria for Kimme's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to make a card with ribbon.  This card is also for Flourishes World Card Making Day challenge to make a shaped card with pink and ribbon.  I chose the top note die to make my card with.  I love the curves of it.  It's curvy, just like me!  It's hard to see in the picture, but I used the Vintage Wallpaper stamp for my background on the white card stock.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!

Details - Stamps: Vintage Wallpaper (Flourishes), Thinking of You (Flourishes); Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Tea Stain Ink; Accessories: Top Note die, ticket corner punch, ivory satin ribbon, Button latte button, glue dots, Kaisercraft blush pearl, stampin' sponges.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

No Words Today

No words, no sentiment on this challenge card today.  It's for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge by Joan to create a card without a sentiment.  It really truly was a challenge and than I found a sketch that could work. The sketch is from Card Positioning Systems.  How fun is this?

Finally, I added some faux stitching for Brooke's World Card Making Day challenge.  Oh, and by the way, that embroidery floss looks nowhere near as bright in real life.  I just couldn't figure out how to edit the photo or shoot the photo to accurately show it!

It is absolutely pouring here today.  Blah!  I have errands to do with my 4 year old daughter and the rain makes me want to curl up under a blanket and watch movies.  I am sure that could talk her into movies, but we both really need a haircut!

I'll post you later about what we decide.  Have a great day!

Details - Stamps: The Artist in You (Unity); Paper: Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, watercolor paper; Ink: Crumb Cake; Accessories: WCC, water mister, Nestabilities, 3/4" circle punch, moss embroidery floss, stampin' dimensionals; Techniques: CAS, faux stitching.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Verve in Purple

Yum!  Look at all that purple!  Yippee, it is one of my favorite colors.  This card is based on one of Julee Tilman's sketches for WCMD.  That circle sure did trip me up!  I just wasn't sure what to do with it!  I do have to say that I love my new bow easy.  It is like totally cheating, but puts out great little bows!

It has been a super long week at work and without hubby around.  My SIL took my daughter for movies and a sleepover tonight, so I should really take advantage of the time to craft.  However, I am just pooped!

I am going to head to bed and try to craft early in the morning!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Kind Words (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall dsp; Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive; Accessories: Nestabilities, Scallop Border punch, Canvas Impression plate, M's pearls, white organza ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hope You Can Cling To

Hope You Can Cling To is the WCMD month of challenges on SCS, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I knew when I saw the series of challenges that I would use this fabulous Verve quote.  Beate challenged crafters to make a card inspired by lingerie.  This is my card based on that inspiration. 

I also used a Verve sketch for Verve's WCMD Fall Release challenges.  I am super tired tonight and will keep my chatter down to the bare minimum.  I am going to hit the hay after I finish my post and adhere a satin bow to an unfinished card in my craft room.

One interesting note:  I noticed the views on my card shoot up just after I posted it and found out that Lydia had posted it on the SCS Facebook page!  What an honor!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bella Rose dsp; Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose; Accessories: Black organdy ribbon, Nestabilities, paper snips, sponge dauber, Sakura Clear Star gel pen, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Time Again For Verve

Woohoo!  It's sketch time again for Julee's Fall Release which she coordinated with World Card Making Day.  I wasn't able to start the sketches on Saturday, but I did start them last night!

I do realize that the only Verve on this card is the sentiment.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I know that this isn't a new set, but it is classic Verve.  I love the mix of fonts that Julee uses.  She is one talented woman! 

Good new related to the Verve Release Party this Friday.  My SIL called and invited my daughter (her niece) to come and have a movie night with Auntie!  My niece gladly accepted as her Auntie is a total spoiler.  You see, this SIL is my hubby's older sister (12 years) and hubby waited to have children until he was 40!  Soooo, my SIL treats her niece more like a grand-daughter!  I am treasure my SIL and all the love and attention she showers on my daughter.  I never had an Auntie (both of my parents are only children) so I think this is a very special relationship!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: Ornamental Christmas (Verve); Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, AC Merrymint; Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Nestabilities, stampin' dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, sponge dauber.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Witty Inspired Card

Jessica Witty published this sketch in Papercraft's Go To Sketches.  I love her sketches!  I really layered this one up, for me.  I hope you can still see the sketch.  I placed a bow where her sentiment was and the tree is there in place of the triangle shape. 

I have a confession to make.  I agonized over cutting into the sheet music.  It was in a piano book and it is the music and lyrics to "O Christmas Tree".  It was totally fitting, but it went against every bone in my body to tear out a page and then cut it.  I have such respect for books (and music) that it felt illegal.  Well, that guilt melted away when I saw how perfect the sheet music worked with the image.  I hope you like it too!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Solemn Stillness; Paper: Whisper White, Bravo Burgandy, Old Olive, sheet music; Ink: Old Olive, Versamark; Accessories: silver ep, heat tool, top note die, paper snips, sheer burgundy ribbon, glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, petals-a-plenty ef.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Out From World Card Making Day

While I didn't have a bunch of time to make cards on the actual holiday, I tried to make up for it by crafting most of Sunday!  Here is one card I made at the end of the evening last night.  I fulfilled two challenges with this card.  The first challenge was a challenge sponsored by Technique Tuesday.  I don't have any of their stamps yet.  The challenge here was to create a card based on this inspiration piece.  I'm sure that it is easy to see where my hearts came from and why I chose this specific designer paper.  The other challenge is a sketch challenge through Unity Stamp Company.  The sketch was designed by Lisa Arana.  The more I look at this card, the more I love it!

Today promises to be a fun day, after I get through work.  Speaking of work, I should probably get dressed for it!  Have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Lovely Bits and Baubles (Unity), Simply Said (Unity); Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Kaisercraft Pack Your Bags dsp, vellum; Ink: Crumb Cake, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Nestabilities, square punch, stampin' dimensionals, With Love embossing borders, corner chomper.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Day After

Hello all, it's Sunday!  It's the day after World Card Making Day and the day after my girlfriend's baby shower.  I hosted it at my house.  Anyone who has hosted a party like that knows how much goes into pulling off an event like this and how nice you want it to be.  I am happy to report that it was a success! 

So after all my guests went home and the dishes were done, I treated myself to a little crafty time.  I came up with this little number!  I was working off the Caardvark's Clean and Simple challenge.  The task was to create a new clean and simple card.  I used a sketch from the clean and simple stamping blog and also used Sharon Johnson's challenge "3 is the number" to inspire this card. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Patterned Pines, Christmas Greetings; Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy; Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy; Accessories: White ep, clear ep, heat tool, corner chomper, M's silver pearls, M's silver wired ribbon, mini glue dot.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

So Thankful

I made this card in honor of the staff at Home Place.  They cared for my father-in-law when he was too ill for us to care for him at home.  He had Alzheimer's Disease and passed 3 years ago.  I was prompted to make this card by Carolyn King's challenge and an amazing prize that she is offering.  But really, like she states, the real prize here is making some feel special and appreciated.

Other challenges played into the design of this card.  The sketch and leaves come from the most current Limelight Papercraft's sketch and product focus.  The color scheme comes from the current Our Creative Corner Challenge.  The main panel design comes from Maria's World Card Making Day challenge to not use patterned paper. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Gratitude=Joy (Unity); Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; Ink: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard; Accessories: stampin' dimensionals, Chit chat rub-ons.