Sunday, October 31, 2010

eighty eight: stripes

Tried doing a collage type of thing. It was quite tricky. Still on the fence if I like it or not. I'll attempt the same technique again one of these days. I'll enter it into One Stop Craft's "Anything Goes" challenge. I found this challenge blog hopping around :)

Kraft cardstock
Martha Stewart stamps
Hero Arts "Thinking of You"
Sakura gel pen

eighty seven: blue, circles, glitter!

This was a really fun card to make. And I really thought about this one so I could combine different challenges. Got these Martha Stewart stamps at TJ Maxx for super cheap!

Southern Girls "Glitter it Up!"
Meljens "It's a 2fer"
Ellephantastic "Blue"
ODBD "Sparkle"
ABC Challenge "G is for Glitter"
Delightful Sketches "Circles"
Papertake "Sparkly and Bright"

Martha Stewart "Heart and Flower"
Corner rounder

Saturday, October 30, 2010

eighty six: new technique

Simon Says do a Wee Memories challenge! Or maybe something just because :)

DCWV Indian Summer Fall Stack
Sakura gel pen
Hero Arts "Everyday Greetings"


And here's another anything goes for Tip Top Tuesday. My first time entering.

Kraft cardstock
Star punch
Hero Arts "Thinking of You"

eighty five: sunshine

Decided to make a close friend of mine a littel cheer up card. She's been having tough relationship problems and I just wanna let her know that even though we're far away, I'm always here for her :)

Anything goes for Wee Memories challenge.

Create a Critter cartridge
Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings"

eighty four: haunted house

Got this cute idea from Card Maker magazine, September 2010 issue. It was designed by Sandra Wyssmann. This was when I was cricutless. I thought it came out really cute and really had fun making it. Entering this into Fantabulous Cricut's and Paper Playtime's challenge.

eighty three: but you

Polka Dots for Imagine Nation Monday. Here's my patterned paper polka dots since I don't have a real Imagine. And frankly I'm getting a little annoyed with Provo Craft for not responding to me about this faulted cricut they sent me last week. Very annoyed.

atd pattern paper
Kraft cardstock
Forever Young cartridge
Hero Arts "Thinking of You"

eighty two: happy sketch

I combined 2 challenges, Card Patterns and More Than Favors. I find it more challenging and rewarding when I can combine several challenges in one project :) And I'm really liking this craft cardstock too!

DCWV pattern paper
EK Success corner rounder
TPC Studio "Greetings" stamp

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Inking Pink Blog Hop

Join the fun starting at Patty's Crafty Spot for some worldwide blog hopping!

Monday, October 25, 2010

eighty one: first PKS challenge

I just HAD to try out these new Peachy Keen Stamps I won from Got Scraps? This is my first set of PKS and I love them. I love the feel of these stamps and how great they stamp. I never knew such a thing existed!

PKS Snow Cutie face Assortment
Doodle Charms cartridge
Scrap paper
Alphabet stickers

Sunday, October 24, 2010

eighty: inspired blueprints #58

I found another great blog, Inspired Blueprints. They have great sketches. They are perfect since I am trying to do more scrapbooking. Trying is the keyword ;) Till then, more cards :)

Forever Young cartridge
Making Memories paper
TPC Studio "Greetings" stamp
EK Success "Dotted Scallop" punch

seventy nine: just because :)

I had a pretty productive day today. Finished 4 cards, washed the dishes, took the dogs to the dog park, and ran a few errands. I still have to do laundry though...The day went by fast and I don't wanna work tomorrow. But I could possibly get a full time, permanent job so fingers crossed. No more annoying calls early in the morning just to "confirm my availability".

Saw this dollar stamp in my stash and I thought it'd be perfect for one of those Create A Critters. And I was right!

Create a Critter cartridge
Cotton string
Dollar stamp


Here is a thank you card for Heidi from Got Scraps.

PKS Snow Cutie Face Assortment
Doodle Charms cartridge
American Crafts ribbon
DCWV glitter paper

Saturday, October 23, 2010

seventy eight: hello sketch

Another great Card Pattern sketch challenge. Although most times sketches are easier, this simple sketch was a little difficult. I guess that's why they are called challenges right? :)

Great Paper Co. paper
Mini brad
Dollar stamp from Michael's

seventy seven: tink!

I've decided to join this challenge from Erin Lee Creative. I'm glad I did cuz boy was it a challenge :) The challenge was to make something sassy. What better time to use my Tinkerbell cartridge. I LOVE Tinkerbell. It's one of the first carts that I bought..but this is only my second time using it. That girl is hard to make! Definitely would be good for large images, like wall art or maybe even layouts..not so much for cards.

And sadly, I think my brand new cricut, is sick. I don't want to have to go another 2 weeks without my cricut again but it makes metal grinding noises and got all crazy on me. I wish Provo Craft had a 24 hour hotline. Don't they know we craft 24/7??

Tinkerbell and Friends cartridge
American Crafts ribbon
DCWV paper
Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder

seventy six: MPS color challenge

Here's my entry to My Pink Stamper's color challenge in 30 minutes! It was super close but I made it! Would've been a little less stressful if my ATG gun decided to run out of tape AFTER I finished the card! Thank goodness for back up glue!!

Create a Critter cartridge
paper scraps
TPC Studio "Greetings" stamp
Colorbox ink

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

seventy five: merci

Here's my take on Card Patterns sketch 86. Super fun! This Summer of Paris cartridge really frustrates me. The designs are soo delicate that I can't figure out the settings for the cricut. Any suggestions?

Summer in Paris cartridge
Circle punch
DCWV paper

seventy four: bear hugs

Incorporating a number of challenges: Emma's Throwback Thursday using and older cartridge and an animal. Along with a stamped sentiment for the Imagination challenge. And My Pink Stampers RAK challenge because I will be sending this card to Madison, age 6. It's been all the buzz that she has a second come back of cancer and wishes for lots of cards. Help make her wishes come true :) Find out more here.

DCWV paper
American Crafts ribbon
Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings"

Monday, October 18, 2010

is today my birthday or what?!?

I got home from work and found not one, not two, but THREE packages!

The first was from Cricut Diaries. I won an I-ROCK from the Think Pink Blog Hop! Sooo excited to use it!

Second package was from Heidi from Got Scraps from the Peachy Keen Stamps Blog hop. She was soo sweet to add a few other items because she sent it to me late because she had car problems! She is way too sweet and it was so unnecessary but soo kind of her.

And last but definitely not long awaited...PINK CRICUT!!! It's here, it's finally here! Not only that, it came with the Pink cartridge!! I originally bought my Pink Cricut off Ebay. The lady who purchased it only wanted it for the cartridge. I just wanted the Pink Cricut, cuz hello, I have no idea where I was when they released that! But Provo Craft actually gave me a brand new Pink Cricut with the extra cartridges! Perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness month too. Probably the best thing of all is that I have my cricut and it cuts beautifully! No more crazy cuts that don't connect :) Oh I am in heaven. I'm even skipping my tv shows tonight (recording them of course) just so I can play. Oh how I've missed her.

And I'm back in the game!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

seventy three: miss you card sketch

Another new-to-me blog is Priscillastyles The Midnight Madness design team is really talented. I'm really liking these sketch challenges. That's half the battle with me, figuring out a sketch. Makes crafting that much easier :)

seventy two: ducks in a row

Stumbled upon this blog, Cooking with Cricut. They have some really great talent there! This is a 'Love' Challenge. I most likely would've used Create A Critter cartridge, if I had a Cricut. My paper cutter is my next best tool :)

*Photos suck because of the rain, I'm stuck inside. Sorry!*

seventy one: candy!

Imagine-Nation Wednesday at My Pink Stamper. Challenge is to make a Fall or Halloween project. No I don't have an Imagine (oh I can only dream of the day I can afford one) and now I don't even have a stinkin' Cricut! Provocraft is really buggin me. If I don't get it next week, I will cry. Enough pity..

In any case, here is a little Halloween gift card with the best machine of all, my hands :) I love candy!!

Dollar stamp from Michaels
Martha Stewart markers

seventy: something cute

It's countdown time, till Karlee visits My Pink Stamper! To celebrate she is doing giveaways all week! This challenge was super simple..make something cute! And I recycled :) I made these T-slider cards but they didn't turn out so well so I saved what I could to make thank you cards for the OWH.

*Poor pictures due to no sunlight because it's been raining all day!*

sixty nine: thank you fall

There's a new blog in town and it's starting to really come together. Check out Pixel Layne Studio. She has some fun things stirring up there. Here is an entry to her celebrating of 1000 hits already! (Sorry again for the horrible picture, it's still raining here and the lighting is just terrible inside)

DCWV paper
Beading cord
TPC Studio stamps

Saturday, October 16, 2010

sixty eight: let it snow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at More Than Favors. Here's my snowy card. Man do I miss the snow. Hopefully we can go snowboarding this year?? It's been years since I've touched the snow.

Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder
G Studio stamp

sixty eight: mele kalikimaka!

I received this cute little santa image from a challenge I won in August. With this cold weather here in San Diego, it was quite fitting to make a winter card :) This is an entry for the challenge at Creations by Christie. This is one of several cards I will be sending to Operation Write Home. It is such a great cause and I hope you can all send out cards to these heroes.

Santa image
White ribbon
Core'dinations paper (red)
DCWV paper
Apricot alphabet stamps
Dotted Scallop EK Success punch

sixty seven: first card sketch

I was going to enter this in the Card Patterns but couldn't finish it yesterday. Today I sat and figured it out, the center circle completed the card. Sorry for the poor pictures, it's been raining all day here and I just can't get good lighting inside :( The first picture is the closest in color.

DCWV paper
EK Success 2.5" punch
Braiding cord
Alphabet stamps
3/4" punch

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sixty six: Halloween treat

This is my first time doing The Cuttlebug Spot challenge. I had to get a Cuttlebug when I saw it and then when I saw there was a pink one, I was sold. But I want to start incorporating it more frequently in my day to day creations. I'm hoping The Cuttlebug Spot will help keep me in check!

I made this Halloween treat holder using this 2-5-7-10 Box tutorial from Splitcoaststampers (I love this site!).

Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder
Foam stamps
Silver Sharpie

sixty five: orange you glad

Another PaperPlaytime challenge. Using the color orange as the main color and STILL cricutless, I found this computer paper I bought years ago with these pumpkins on it. Snip, stick, and sparkle, here is my card :)

sixty four: felt

I love finding new blogs. They give so much inspiration! Embellish Magazine has a challenge going on using felt. I love felt! But I never really think of using it on paper. This was such a fun challenge.

AC Patterned Paper "Metropolitan"

Monday, October 11, 2010

sixty three: thankful

I was about to enter this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge but realized I didn't use a cricut because I am STILL cricutless. I hope I get it in the next couple days.. None the less, I had a lot of fun making this turkey. I think he came out so cute. Being cricutless sure has brought me back to the good ol' days of truly handmaking things. I love it!

sixty two: owl love

This is my first time doing a challenge with Frosted Designs. I find that I actually "doodle" or use my handwriting a lot on my projects. Mainly because I don't have the right stamps. And I would doodle even more but I feel like my handwriting has gone down the drain since I don't write much anymore :( I know it's a challenge now so I'm really trying to get my writing back in shape :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

sixty one: purple gift tags

This is my first time joining in on Crafting with Cristina. The challenge was to not use black and orange together. Here's my take:

Target rub ons
Target paper
Ribbon from Michael's
Glitter glue

sixty: pink!

As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Scrapbooking Queen is collecting cards for those women fighting this disease. Join in on this great idea, and let those women know how strong they are and that they're never alone.

Pink wire ribbon

fifty nine: gift tag

Here's a little Halloween gift tag I made. It's fitting for Cricut Me That's Halloween challenge too.

Core'dinations paper
Inkadinkado "Creepy Crawly" stamps

fifty eight: celebrate!

Paper Playtime's 19th challenge! Ribbons, buttons, or rhinestones. Pretty simple but still fun!

TPC Studios "Greetings" stamps

fifty seven: red and white

While blog hopping, I found Turned Gypsy. She's having a Red and White challenge. It was quite a challenge for me. Sticking to just two colors is difficult! But I pulled through :)

Core'dinations cardstock
Paisley Cuttlebug folder
Whimsical Bird stamp TPC Studio
Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings" stamps

fifty six: snow love

Another challenge is going on at My Pink Stamper. It is a winter theme. Still cricutless and still improvising! And I think I have the coloring down on my second try! Practice makes a whole lot better:)

Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection stamp
Martha Stewart markers