Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sweet Holly

Hooray, it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. Great sketch, don't you think?! 

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Sally Ann from Digi Stamp Boutique. She sponsors us monthly and we are so thankful for that. THANKS SALLY ANN!! 

My card makes use of a fun Digi Stamp Boutique Christmas image, Christmas Frames. I actually printed it off twice, cutting out and popping up the leaves and bow. That says a lot coming from a lazy stamper like me!!! The holly berries are all shiny thanks to glossy accents as well. A fun card to make! I hope you can join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mid Month Release at Doodle Pantry

SURPRISE!! We're having a mid-month release at Doodle Pantry!! That means more sweetness to share, like Praying Birdie that I used on my card. Yes, I used the color version, but check this out, I did not use any digital paper!!!!! What's up with that?!! I actually found this piece of green plaid in my stash that I simply went for it. And I had to use a new embossing folder on the strip of green along the right. Super quick and easy to create, perfect for a friend in need.

Let's Be Merry

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!!! Yes, I've officially lost my mind!!! Just kidding, I'm actually here to share with you our latest challenge over at Holly Jolly Christmas - Ribbon or Lace. I used one of our sponsor's image, Bubbles Jolly Elf from Lacy Sunshine. I love using non-traditional colors for Christmas, so orange, purple and green it is! Actually I found an old line from Cosmo Cricket and thought it would be fun to go with it. The ribbon and bottom eggplant layer are actually an almost perfect match in real life. This little elf got some sparkle on her hat thanks to Stickles. Join us over the next two weeks for some Christmasy ribbon or lace at Holly Jolly Christmas.

 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Fall

Hello and welcome to our Fresh Brewed Flashback! We're revisiting all the fall themed images found at Fresh Brewed Designs. And there are lots of 'em, like the one I used, Happy Fall Girl. Autumn is my favorite season with the beautiful colors of the changing foliage. I just wish from fall it could go directly into spring!!! I'm so NOT a fan of winter!!! To keep in the beautiful colors of fall, I stretched myself to use pattern paper that was not originally created for autumn projects. These papers come from a very old line by Basic Grey. The colors were perfect...so why not use 'em!!! I hope you have some time to check out all the rest of the DT projects. And read more about our Fresh Brewed Flashback HERE on the Fresh Brewed Blog.

Challenges I'm submitting my card to include:
Come and Get It - Use a digi with an autumn theme
The Corrosive Challenge - Autumn
Simply Create Too - Fall
Milk Coffee - Colors of autumn
Creative Moments - Fall colors

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A True Friend

It's Clean and Simple Sunday over at The Outlawz, and I am the challenge host. This week, I want to see "girly" cards. What makes a card "girly" to you? Being a bit rebellious, I didn't want to go with anything pink. What's wrong with a blue flower (blue and brown are my favorite colors after all)? NOTHING!!! I heat embossed this Papertrey Ink flower (Friends 'Til the End)  and the leaves from Bold Blooms by Gina K. Designs.  I used my Copic markers to add color and must admit, I really like the way it turned out. Join us and share what makes a card girly to you at The Outlawz.

Challenges I'm entering my card to include:
We Do Doobadoo - Something feminine 
Alphabet Challenge - "P" is for pretty petals
Crafts 4 Eternity - Favorite color combo
Crafty Catz - Clean and simple
Delightful Challenges - Clean and simple
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Girly


Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Anniversary Finale

This is my final anniversary card for this month. And the biggest surprise of all...they were all mailed out on time!!!! That so rarely happens in my world. I cased a card I saw browsing thru a friend's craft magazine, unfortunately I don't have the name of the original creator. Just a few squares of designer paper, a happy die cut out 2 times and glued together for a little thickness, and some fun sewing. Now to get to work on some birthday cards!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thanks Snow Much!!

I have to get ready for work soon, so this post will be quick. Being in an odd mood today, I went with a Christmas theme. After all, who doesn't love a cute snowman!!! This one is from Fresh Brewed Designs, A Snowman Christmas. I got a little crazy with the Stickles, odd for a girl who isn't a fan of glitter!!! I did get to use some scraps for this, always a plus in my book. Added some wonky stitching across the top, just for fun.

Challenges I'm entering my card into include:
Loves Rubberstamps - Glitter or Sparkle 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes