Friday, March 30, 2012

Scrappy Friday...

Ok, so I just spent a ton of money today at the Studio Calico sale, so I am making myself kick it into gear and start scrapping because my hoard is out of control and I will be receiving a lot more soon! I need an intervention! Oh, but it's good news for my scrappy blog friends, too because I picked up a lot of extras for a giveaway that I plan to have for National Scrapbook Day! WOOT WOOT! So, stay tuned for that!

Ok so anyway, moving on this crazy little card that I made for a few different challenges:

Sketch: Card Patterns- sketch 158

I just received that cute bicycle stamp in the mail today from the Unity Stamp sale last weekend! And I knew I wanted to use it for Creative Cutter Room's current challenge "A Stroll in the Park"! For the challenge we had to include items we would see in the park and include the following things:
Mist: misted the doilie and tag
Glitter: embossed clouds with Zing glitter embossing powder
Embossing: clouds
Charm: I couldn't find any charms so I made my own with a butterfly chipboard and a little bead then hung it from a piece of twine

Birthday Sundaes: Sadly this is going to be the last Birthday Sundaes challenge so I knew I had to participate! Challenge is to make a birthday card with numbers on it. I used a Studio calico number stamp on top of washi tape to symbolize a sidewalk in the park!

So, that's it for my crazy little card! Thanks so much for dropping by! Hopefully I'll be back several more times this weekend because I really have a lot of scrapping to do!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

spread a little sunshine and shop till you drop...

Hello, Crafty Friends! Tonight I'm just sharing a quick little card I made based on this weeks CPS -Card Sketch #258. It is also for the current challenge at Paper Issues 'welcome to the candy shop' challenge! And for the Simon Says Stamp challenge- anything goes!

Supplies: Cardstock: Pebbles; Stamps: Dear Lizzy; Docerela Creations- Mix and Match II; Washi Tape: Smash; Embellishments: Bazzil, October Afternoon, The Paper Studio; Ink Ranger

Supplies: Tag: Ranger; Stamp: Crafter's Companion; Printable: Teresa Collins; Ink,Mist, and Paint: Ranger; Shimmersz,  Studio Calico, Tattered Angels; Flock: Martha Stewart; Washi Tape: Target 
And, also wanted to share this little tag that I made for the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge- use green and the Simon Says Stamp and Show- Tag Challenge. I've been checking out the Dylusions sprays tonight on the internet and trying to decide if I want to purchase some. I watched a few videos of Dyan Reaveley showing demos of her inks and was inspired to make an inky, messy tag with this gorgeous Crafter's Companion stamp set that I received from Stacy a few weeks ago! This set is called Shop til You Drop and I just love it! I have a ton of ideas swirling around in mymind about how I want to use this stamp! Well, if you get a chance go check out the challenge because it's really fun and also because the prize is AMAZING! I could possible finally have my dream of owning a set of markers- not just any markers- Spectrum Noir Markers! Woohoo! Anyway, thanks again for stoping by and be sure to check out all of these fun challenges!

  Well, I hope all of you had a Sunshine Day today and that tomorrow and this weekend will be Sunshine Days, too!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back soon with a sneak of the new Docerela Creations stamps! You are going to love these cuties!!!
Oh, and don't forget that Docerela Creations DT challenge #10- Cricut food challenge (or other die cut machine if you don't have a Cricut) is currently open...go check it out here and link up your projects!!! You could win a gorgeous set of Docerela stamps!

And, I know it's that time of year...Spring this is the perfect time for you to head over to Scrap Your Crap and play along with the current challenge which is to use your washi/deco tape on a project! Let me just tell you, I really enjoyed this challenge, but of course SYC challenges are always fun! So go here and check out the DT projects and link up yours, too!

Ok, what are you waiting for....go get crafty!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Docerela Creations...Hop, Challenge, and a Chance to Win!

Whoot Whoot It's Friday!! Yippee what a great day of the week! If I sat and thought about some of my favorites crafting and food would be at the top of my list! So what a fun challenge we have this week for you at Docerela Creations! Two of my favorite things... Blended!
Today's Challenge is to Make a project using any food cut from the Cricut!
Card, ATC, 3-D, Lay-out, Recipes are all ok!

Here is my project: Oh, and I just recently sold my Cricut (gasp), so I used my Slice with the Summer cartridge to make the die cut pie for my project. I was totally inspired by all the cute Baked With Love stamps to make a little mini recipe album to keep some of the amazing yummies that I find on Pinterest (love that place)!

Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations- Baked with Love; Kit: Studio Calico- Daydream Believer; Additional Papers and Embellishments:Patterned Paper: Kaisercraft; Recipe Cards:Michaels; Embellishments: The Paper Studio, October Afternoon; Ribbon and Trim: Crate Paper, Hobby Lobby; Ink: Ranger; Tab Punch: Jenni Bowlin; Paper Crimper: Fiskars; Die Cut: Slice with Summer cartridge

Every time you enter a challenge you get entered for a chance to win a stamp set of Docerela Stamps! Say What?? You heard me right! A Docerela Stamp set up for grabs once a month! And let me just say they are fabulous, stamp amazing and work beautiful with embossing powders! I am excited for today's challenge!

Today I am showcasing her set "Baked with Love" so you will have to stop on over to her shop to take a peek at the other two newly released sets! (They are must haves!)

Baked with Love
WHOOT WHOOT~~~ Alert!! The first batch of Baked with Love SOLD OUT like Hot Cakes!!! BUT, you can hop on over and pre-order your set today! Don't wait too long, because this set is too yummy to pass up!
If a stamp set that you want is already sold out go ahead and pre-order it and it will be available the first week of April! 

 You can check out her store HERE!

I hope you will pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and join in our challenge over at Docerela Creations! And be entered to win a set of her stamps!

The line up:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

12 tags of 2012- March

Hey there! As I mentioned the other day I was going to work on my March tag for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2012. I really loved the tag that Tim created this month because he used two of my favorite things: woodgrain and butterflies! Yay! Here's my take on the March tag:

It was a bit of trial and error trying to achieve the mosaic look on the butterfly because I don't have any of the Wonder Tape that he used which is pretty much key to creating the effect. So, I thought I'd be clever and emboss my butterfly first and then paste my little paper pieces....ummm that was an error! The paper wouldn't stick to the rough surface at least not with Tombow or Glossy Accents! So I dusted off most of the embossing powder and tried again...a little better, but still not what I had envisioned...good enough! I like this little tag and did not have any cool metal embellishments to add to it, so stamped it and called it a day! I've been looking at it for a few days trying to decide if I wanted to add a bit more to it, but decided - Nope!
Supplies: Die Cut Machines: Vagabond; Slice; Dies/Cards: Tim Holtz Tag and bookplate, Slice Jungle design card; Embossing folder: Paper Studio (woodgrain); Grungeboard; Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz Paper Stash- Lost and Found; Embossing Powder, Ink, Paint: Ranger- Tim Holtz, Jenni Bowlin; Stamp, Mist, Button: Studio Calico; Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for visiting and I appreciate your taking the time to stop by so very much! Have a great day! And be sure to come back on Friday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sizzix wants to know where my Vagabond is....

Well, here it is....

On my very messy desk! And this is how it looks with me taking a TON of stuff off. Mission organization is underway...But in the meantime,  Go check out Sizzix and show them where your Vagabond pics not very creative, but it's just right here on my messy desk waiting to work on the March Twelve Tags! Since I got my Vagabond out might as well get crackin' on that project!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another Gnome Card...

As I mentioned earlier, I love this little gnome stamp from Paper Smooches and surprise, surprise here he is again! LOL! I think my butterfly obsession has been replaced with gnome love!

Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Creations, Paper Smooches; Patterend Paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, The Girls Paperie; Stickers: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; Ink: Ranger; Mist: Tattered Angels, Studio Calico; Flock: Martha Stewart; Tag: Avery

Entering this little gnome birthday card into the following challenges:
Card Positioning System Sketches: used CPS 256
Birthday Sundaes: Challenge #47- use green on a birthday card
Paper Smooches Spark Challenge:
from the inspiration piece I was inspired to:
  *use the gnome from the Paper Smooches stamp set Forest Whimsy
  * use flowers
  * use the color scheme white, yellow, pink, kraft, green
  * texture- flock for my little gnomes beard
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Well, thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day!

What's Up Gnomies?

Heeehee...I'm so lovin' gnomes right now and I'm super in love with the gnome in the Paper Smooches 'Forsest Whimsy' stamp set that I received last week in the mail from! He's adorable and I think he may show up on quite a few of my future projects!

Hello Gnomie: Studio Calico: Daydream Believer kit; Stamps: Docerela Creations, Paper Smooches, Studio Calico; Additional papers: Crate Paper, Bazzill; Embossing Powder: American Crafts, Mists: Studio Calico; Ink: Ranger; Microbeads and Flock: Martha Stewart, Tag: Avery

I made this fun little card for the following challenges:

Studio Calico- Sunday sketch this sketch and will definitely be using it again!
Paper Smooches- Spark Challenge...from the inspiration piece I was inspired to:
  *use the gnome from the Paper Smooches stamp set Forest Whimsy
  * use floral prints (Dear Lizzy Neopolitan patterned paper) and use
  * use the color scheme white, yellow, pink, kraft
  * texture- flock for my little gnomes beard, texture of running the tree stump through a paper crimper
Paper Smooches SPARKS

Simon Says Stamp- Mother's Day/Special Girl...I plan on sending this card to one of my sweet girlfriends aka one of my gnomies! LOL!
Simon Says Stamp and Show...Anything goes!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you have a beautiful week!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Docerela Creations DT Challenge!

Happy Friday, Folks!!! I love the weekend and what better way to start it than with Docerela Creations!  I hope you all had the opportunity to play along with us last month when we created friendship cards, but if you missed it....guess what? We have a new challenge starting today that you can join in on and have the opportunity to win a set of awesome Docerela Creations stamps! Woot Woot! So, please join us for the current challenge which is to use pastel colors on your project!

For my project I decided to make a little something for myself. I have a habit of finding quotes in various places on the Internet and in books and magazines and writing them on sticky notes and scrap pieces of paper, but as you can imagine that gets a little unorganized and crazy sometimes! So I decided to make a happy place to keep all of my quotes.  I used two scrap pieces of cardboard that were in some packaging as the bones of my mini book and covered them with paper and decorated it. But the cherry on top is the cute sentiment stamp from Docerela Stamps Mix & Match III set because the majority of the quotes that I collect are about positive thinking/living and seeing the bright side of life! So, this sentiment is absolutely perfect for my little book! And as I'm typing this I thought of another awesome use of the great sentiments on this set. It has the word "happy" for three different sayings  and they are all three different fonts so it would be so cool to stamp those multiple times in multiple colors and then cut them out to use as word confetti to replace the butterfly confetti that I used in my little bag! Hmmm...think I know what my next project will be!

Supplies: Stamps: Docerela Mix & Match III; Papers and Embellies: Studio Calico February 2012- Daydream Believer;  Patterned Paper Butterflies: Crate Paper & Jenni Bowlin punch; Ink: Ranger, Prima; Twine: Pick Your Plum

Well, I hope you enjoyed my project and I hope you will hop over and participate in the current "pastel colors" challenge at Docerela Creations. Also, hop on over to the shop and pick up this awesome stamp set because it is so versatile!  I would love to see what you create with Docerela Stamps!

Please visit the rest of the design team because they have awesome projects to share with you today!

The line up:
Nitasha (That's Me!)