Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone! Can you believe this is the last day of July? I cannot believe how fast this summer flew by. I go back to work next week so its very bitter sweet for me :( ! How about another challenge to get you creative this week? The challenge this week at SSDS is Clean And Simple. These are often a real challenge for me to do, but I love how quickly they come together!

We have a fabulous sponsor this week, Craft Brulee. They have some fun stamps, ribbons and flowers plus other goodies. Be sure to check the Craft Brulee store to see all the great products.

Here is the yummy prize pack that is up for offer this week from Craft Brulee!

So, here is what I created for this weeks challenge. I stamped the background and the sentiment using momento black. I added a black ribbon, and popped the sentiment up with dimensionals. I think it took me all of five minutes to put this together and it is now one of my all time faves!

We hope to see your CAS creations this week at SSDS!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Demons - AAM Challenge #22

So this week I decided to participate in the All About Me Challenges! I've been eyeing them for some time and have been so inspired by the challenges and DT reveals. When this weeks challenge came out...I was almost forced from somewhere deep within to do this challenge. I am so glad that I did. I created my layout based on my demons....which for me are all my many, many insecurities. The paper used is all from MME except for the cardstock. I used this week's sketch from Creative Scrappers (CS#114). The paper used is all from MME except for a little navy cardstock. I used Ranger Distress Ink in Faded Jeans to create the background paint and all the distressing. This layout is VERY different from my typical layout but I LOVE how it turned out. It has a lot of imperfections....but it is a layout about being I left them just the way they were. Thanks AAM for the inspiration. I hope to participate more often!

All About Me - #22 My Demons
Creative Scrappers - Sketch #114
Scrap and Stamp- Buttons, Stamp

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone! It's time for another SSDS challenge....this week we want to see all those digi's you've been collecting. We L-O-V-E digi's and we are so happy to have Meljen's Designs as our sponsor again this week. Meljen's has the cutest, I mean the most adorable digi's. The winner this week will get 4 free digis from Meljen's!!!

For my card this week, I wanted to make a circle easel card. I used this adorable baby on a cloud image from Meljen's Designs. I used watercolor pencils to color it first try at using my color pencils on digi's!!! I added some tini-tiny rhinestones around the baby. The patterned paper is from Daisy Bucket Designs. I used my circle punch to create the scalloped edge of the largest circle and I hand stitched the black zig zag. The sentiment is a sticker from Creative Memories. Please let me know what you think!


SSDS - Use a digi.

OOC Sketch Blog - Circle Sketch

Charisma Cardz - Anything but Square

Meljen's Designs - Easel Card

Treehousestamps - Watercolor

Glitterbabes Challenge - Stitching

Sweet tooth anyone? Serious Blog Candy Warnging!

It's Jodi's birthday....and she is giving away some serious candy. Not one, but five different sets of candy!!! You must check this out! You still have a chance until July 31st! So, go tell Jodi Happy Birthday at Inked Inspirations!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Fun Mini Book

Do you subscribe to people's channels on Youtube? I have a couple of scrappy channels that I subscribe to on there and I just love watching a tutorial video to get my mojo going. I'm subscribed to Hero Arts (among others) and as soon as they posted this mini vacation book by Shari Carroll I knew I wanted to make one. It is made from standard sized note cards!! How easy is that?!? So I watched the video about a thousand times before I finally got down to creating my own. Here it is....
I used plain white cardstock note cards, paper from We R Memory Keepers and Making Memories, colored cardstock, ribbon, buttons, my Slice, cuttlebug embossing folders, and a couple of tags from a summer swap I did last year.
Let me know what you think!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone!!! I can not believe how fast the summer is flying by. We go back to school here in less than a month!!! Seems like we just got out! Hope you are enjoying yours!

The challenge this week at SSDS is a super easy one and one that I know you can get done in a jiffy. This week we want to see animals on your creations!

This week we have the fabulous Meljen's Designs as our sponsor! If you haven't seen her images you are missing out! Be sure to stop by the Whimsy Stamps store to see Meljen's Designs adorable images!

Here's my card! I used this adorable turtle image from Meljen's Designs and colored it with copic markers. I cut it out and used a pop-up for the butterfly! The patterned paper is BG Mellow, layered with cream, green, and orange cardstock. I added two skinny ribbons and a bow. The title was created with letter stickers from Creative Memories and outlined with a brown pen. Easy!

Come play with us this week at SSDS! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kid Kreation

Here's a card my DD created this morning. Sorry ladies, the image is her own personal design! Leave her some love, would ya?

New Challenge Blog - DT Call and Candy

There's a new "sweet" challenge blog on its way! Ooh, how I do love a fresh new challenge blog!!! They are having a DT call right now AND, they have CANDY! Lollipop Crafts is launching their new challenge blog with some fun candy! Check out the new blog HERE! I can't wait to start playing along with the challenges! In the mean time, help the Lollipop girls spread the news and maybe even win the delicious candy!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I'm back!

Yay, I am back in my scrappy space! I have been away far too long and it was about to drive me insane. As I mentioned earlier, I kept a crop bag of stuff out in the kitchen and I was able to do a few things. But mostly, I just kept getting irriatated because I needed something that was packed up or something. It was horrible!!! But, I am back and I am full of mojo.

I am excited to re-enter the scrappy world with this weeks challenge at SSDS! This weeks challenge is to make a scene. Our sponsor, Sugar Creek Hollow, has beautiful vintage images and we were lucky to have a few images to use. When I saw this hot air balloon I knew it was the perfect one for me. I started out by dusting the background of my card with Pebbles, Inc. chalk. Then I used the hot air balloon image to create a paper piecing, added some scraps of green patterned paper, some foam squares and here it is!

Please join us this week at SSDS for a chance to win some digi images from our awesome sponsor, Sugar Creek Hollow!!!