Thursday, November 29, 2012

Third Thursday Challenge

Long time, no blog!! Life has gotten in the way of me blogging lately though fortunately I've had time to craft & its been great!

I made this card for a challenge on my new favorite website's blog, Crafty Steals!! It was fun to make & I got to use up some of my scraps in the process, which is always a win/win!!  I apologize for not having the specifics on the manufacturers, but here's my card...

It was based on this sketch...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mojo Monday 254

I made a Christmas card today using the Mojo Monday 254 sketch...

Here's my card!  I used a kraft cardstock base and Echo Park Season's Greetings stack to make this card.  The tree was cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart then stamped with the coordinating stamp, the brads and ribbon are from my stash.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Speed Racer birthday invitation

I made these invites for my youngest's 2nd birthday next month, I can't believe he's almost 2 - I just had him yesterday, didn't I??!

Since we got him a big race car track for his birthday, I decided to go with the race car theme for his party!  I used the race car from Boys Will Be Boys cricut cart.  I used Kraft cardstock for the base and some new cardstock for the race car that I got from JoAnn's last week, I really like it - it cut so great in my cricut and embossed perfectly in my cuttlebug!  I used the diamond plate embossing folder for the circle behind the car, twine from We R Memory Keepers, the speed racer sentiment is from My Pink Stamper and I used the Teeny Tag Greetings stamp and matching tag die from My Creative Time for the "You're Invited" tag.

On the inside, I put a piece of the grey cardstock that matches the circle on the front then I will print the party details and adhere them to the grey cardstock and it'll be ready to mail.

I'm entering this into this week's challenge at My Craft Spot: Announcements & Invitations.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Birthday Wishes card

I made this birthday card for my friend Chris last month for her birthday!  I used the Citrus stack from DCWV and this sketch from the ScrapbookSteals blog.

I used the CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart to cut the flower and I offset the layers to give it more dimension. I cut a tag using the matching die to the My Creative Time 'Teeny Tag Greetings" stamp set, such a fun set that I treated myself to recently!  I tied the sentiment tag on using CTMH Hemp.

I finished off the inside using more of the same printed paper from the outside and a sentiment stamp from CTMH! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monday Card Madness #96

And yes, another Christmas card today - I'm on a roll!!  :)  I used the Monday Card Madness sketch at ScrapbookSteals for my inspiration - another great sketch!

Here's my card!  I used Echo Park paper for this card and a sentiment stamp from my stash but I'm not sure of the manufacturer, the diecut that the sentiment is on was cut from Elegant Edges cricut cart.  I used my distress tool to distress the edges of all the paper I used for this card, I really like the way it looks!

Nice and simple!  :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 253

I made another Christmas card using the Mojo Monday sketch from this week - I loved this sketch!
Here's my card!

Here's the inside!

I used paper from My Mind's Eye, the shape was cut from Elegant Edges cricut cart.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Another Christmas card

I made this one based on the Mojo Monday 251 sketch but didn't get it finished last week like I planned, better late then never!!

Here's the sketch...
And here's my card!

I used CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart for the scallop and circle, the paper is from Echo Park 'Season's Greetings' stack and the holly and sentiment stamp are CTMH stamps that coordinate with Art Philosophy.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mojo Monday 252

I've started working on my Christmas cards last week, I definitely need to get going and we're having a Christmas card weekly challenge at Chatter Scene to inspire us!!  I chose to use the Mojo Monday blog sketch for this week's card.

Here's the sketches - I opted to go with the square and made a 5x5 card...
Here's my card!  Sorry for the poor pictures, its overcast here today so the lighting wasn't great!  But if that means we may get some rain, I'm ok with that!!

The inside...

I used CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart for the snowflakes and ornament and the paper is from Echo Park 'Season's Greetings' stack.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I'm SO sorry for the delay in getting this posted - I was super sick last week with the stomach flu!  :(  I haven't been that sick in quite awhile and boy did it throw me for a loop and I was out of commission for several days!  Then as soon as I was back on my feet, I was back to work for 3 nights and now I finally have time to draw the winner of my ScrapbookSteals blog hop giveaway!! drew...

Heather - I will be sending you an email shortly!  :)

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments and for those who became new followers - I'm glad to have you!  I hope to get back in my scrap room and get creative again soon!!  Have a great week!

Friday, June 8, 2012

ScrapbookSteals blog hop!!

Good morning and welcome to the June ScrapbookSteals blog hop!!  You should be coming from Becky's blog - if you just happened upon our hop, please go back to the beginning here so you don't miss out!!

I was thrilled to be picked to be a part of this blog hop, I am a very loyal ScrapbookSteals shopper - I love the quick shipping and vast variety of scrapbooking supplies offered!  And it doesn't hurt that they post steals twice a day now, at 10a and 10p (CST) - so two times a day to find great deals and expand your stash of scrapbooking supplies!!

We were all given American Crafts Glitter Tape to use on our projects today - I have to admit, I was very intimidated by this product!!  I racked my brain, trying to come up with a good use for it!  I don't often use glitter in my projects, so I wasn't sure what to do with it and still stay true to my usual style!  But at the same time, it was a challenge to think outside the box and make something I wouldn't normally!!

I ended up making cards, several different types, trying to highlight this fun product!!

The first one is a birthday card for my niece - she's having a swimming party for her birthday, so what a perfect summer theme - popsicles!!  I used pops2eat stamp set from The Stamps of Life - I lined up 4 rows of the glitter tape on cardstock then stamped the popsicle stamp on it and cut it out - it worked perfectly!  Then I stamped the popsicle sticks onto the kraft cardstock base, added a banner piece of printed paper that I hand cut, then tied some twine in pink and green to match the popsicles, then stamped a sentiment from the same pops2eat stamp set!

For the inside, I stamped popsicles, again from the pops2eat set and a birthday sentiment from birthday2celebrate, then attached the cardstock using 2 pieces of the glitter tape!!  

I was really happy how this card turned out and according to my husband (I was working so couldn't go to her party), her card was a huge hit with her and all the moms at the party - so that's always great to hear!!  :-)

I made a thank you card, using the gold glitter tape as flower centers!  I attached several rows of the glitter tape to a piece of cardstock, then used a circle punch to punch it out.  Then I used 2 different colors of twine to make the flower petals.  I stamped the stems using stamps from the mums2stamp set, the thank you sentiment was from the same set.

I tore a piece of green cardstock to serve as the grass and tied another pice of twine around the card base! 

For my next card, I made a get well card for my stash.  I used this fantastic sketch from Monday Card Madness on the ScrapbookSteals blog - you will definitely be seeing cards from me often using this   sketch - I had so much fun with it!!  There's always SO much in the way of scrapbooking ideas and  inspiration on the SS blog, the sketches have helped me get so much scrapbooking and card making done lately!

I used the Latte stack from DCWV, such pretty colors in this stack!!  I used more twine, tied on a button and attached a get well tag from my stash.  The glitter tape added some subtle but cheery bling to this card, some sparkle but not too much!

I used another piece of the glitter tape on the inside, to tie it all together!

And here's my final card, using the same sketch as above!  I made a birthday card for my brother, using the A Boy's Life stack from Echo Park, twine and a button and tag from my stash and a sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.  The gold glitter tape definitely added a lot to this card, it gave it some sparkle but not too much because I don't think my brother would appreciate that!  :-)

I hope you enjoyed my cards today, next you'll be headed to Maya's blog to see what fun projects she has for you today!  And here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way!! 

  1. ScrapbookSteals 
  2. Becky Williams 
  3. Kimberli Bean <<<-------- you are HERE!
  4. Maya Oren-Dahan <<-------- go here next!
  5. Ashley Newell 
  6. Miriam Prantner 
  7. Cathryn Hanson 
  8. Regina Mangum 

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog along the hop, the comments will be closing on Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 PM MST.  Then a random winner from one of the eight blog postings will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to - how awesome is that?!

I will also be having a giveaway of my own, please leave a comment below and become a follower of my blog, if you aren't already, to be eligible to win!! I haven't decided what my giveaway will be yet, so it will be a fun surprise for the winner! Due to shipping, only US addresses are eligible. I will draw the winner on Wednesday morning!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Monday Card Madness #85

I haven't had time lately to get any of my cards for MCM done, but finally found some time the other night to make an anniversary card for my parents - I had made one a couple of weeks ago but decided I wanted to do a different one for them and will save the first one for someone else!

I used this sketch from ScrapbookSteals Monday Card Madness #85 - it was a fun sketch that I know I will be using again!

I used the Latte stack from DCWV to make this card, the flower I cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart, buttons from my stash and twine from The Twinery.  I couldn't find any Thickers in my stash that coordinated with the colors in the card, so I left off a sentiment from the front - if I have any time to buy some between now and when we give it to them, I will add Love on there...

The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Onesie baby shower invitation

Good morning!   I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend, today is my day to post at The Bug Bytes!

Here's a sneak peek of my project - please go here to see all the details and a step-by-step of how I put it together!

I will post them again, once we decide on the final design when we know boy or girl!  

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Memorial Day!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Scrapbook Steals retreat

Sorry I've continued to be MIA lately, we are SO busy at work lately that I'm picking up as much overtime as I can and unfortunately that means on my few days off each week, I'm spending it with my family and sleeping so there's no time/mojo left to craft with!  :-(  But while they're offering the big bucks for working OT, I'm going to keep doing it because it definitely won't last forever and I can't complain about the extra money coming in!

But I do have some exciting news that I keep forgetting to post about...I took the plunge and decided to go to the Scrapbook Steals retreat in October in Salt Lake City, UT!!  I had really wanted to go last year but my youngest was too small for me to be ok with leaving him, and while it still won't be easy to leave my boys - I'm going knowing this will be good for mama and they will be home having fun with daddy!!!  :-) 

And even more exciting, I'm meeting 3 friends there (Chris , Tracy , and Raquel) whom I've known online for over 5 yrs now but never met in person!!!  Kristy, who inspires me nearly every day on the Scrapbook Steals blog with her fantastic sketches and ideas, will be there and it will be so neat to finally meet her in person!  So this will be the best weekend for all of us moms to get away and refresh ourselves with a creative weekend!! 

I'm just now patiently waiting for the airfare to drop back down, I missed the super cheap rate last month :-( and was working a stretch of nights and it skyrocketed before I booked - so I'm waiting and watching, praying it goes back down so all my spending cash I wanted to take with me, doesn't go towards my flights!

I'm SO excited!!!  :-)  Anyone else going?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This is another card based on the Scrapbook Steals sketch I posted last week - I left the sentiment off of this one until I knew what I was going to use it for!

The print paper is from the My Mind's Eye 'A Happy Heart' stack.  I used buttons/brads from my stash and the hemp is from CTMH.  I cut the scalloped half circle using my cricut and the CTMH Art Philosophy cart, the banners I cut by hand.

Here's the inside - again, I left it blank until I knew what occasion I planned to use it for!

Sorry I've been missing the last few days, I just finished a 5 night stretch at work - it went by so slowly, I felt every minute of those 13 hr nights!  So I'm definitely glad to be home with my family for the next few days and able to get in my craft room again!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kisses LO

This is the final LO for my Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo #9 - Amethyst series - you saw it last night on my post with all my LOs, but I wanted to show it again so you could see all the details!

Here's the sketch...

And here's my LO!  I used My Mind's Eye 'All Spice' for the print paper, the background cardstock is DCWV.  Sorry for the pictures, I was working with no natural light at 10:45pm last night, so it was the best I could do.  

I used Thickers for my title.  I pop-dotted some of the squares and left some flat, to give the page some dimension.

The floral piece at the top as well as the oval under the title, were cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cart, the banner pieces and squares I cut by hand.  The buttons and ribbon were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by!  Definitely stop by the Scrapbook Steals blog - Kristy always has amazing sketches to use, both for LOs and cards - there's never a shortage of inspiration from her!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Awesomely Amethyst

This was the first time I completed all 10 LOs for the Scrapbook Steals Mid Week Mojo challenge - Amethyst and I'm SO excited!!  I've been so far behind on my boys' scrapbooks and this has really helped me to get some great pages done!!

Here they are all together...
Amethyst #1
Amethyst #2

Amethyst #3

Amethyst #4

Amethyst #5

Amethyst #6

Amethyst #7

Amethyst #8

Amethyst #9

Amethyst #10

When you complete all 10 LOs, you are entered to win an amazing amount of scrapbooking goodies, this time from My Mind's Eye, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine as I acquire more and more of their paper!!  So my fingers are crossed that my name is picked for the scrapping goodness!!  :-)

Have a great week!