Sunday, December 30, 2012

Want2Scrap--Shopping Our Stash & Play Date Cafe

Hello everyone! Happy New Year to all of you and here is hoping for a great new year!!!! To-day, I would like to share a card I made for Shopping Our Stash and the Play Date Cafe's challenge. Play Date Cafe PDCC 162 is a challenge all about the colors: Gold, Mint, Teal and Lavender. Here is the inspirational photo for challenge # 162.
Here is my "Snow Fairy" card that I made for the Play Date Cafe color challenge # 162.
I am playing along with the team over at Shopping Our STASH challenge # 82. Shopping Our Stash has a challenge # 82 that is called Winter but NO christmas. Check it out and see how creative the DT members are and see all the wonderful NON-christmas entries..........amazing!!!! My card features Unity Stamp Co., Mungyo Pastels, Ranger Star dust Stickles Really reasonable RIBBON and Sizzix Snowflake Emblossing folder. Do those Want2Scrap matching blue pearls really pop the white embossed background? Enjoy ringing in the NewYear!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello Are you all ready for christmas? I thought I was until i realized Doby didn't have an outfit for christmas. So, Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge # 62 came to my rescue. Doby is a Minature Pincher who is 13 years old. As you can see below, he did not like the length of time it takes for a photo shoot. Doby does like his really reasonable ribbon collar! Check out challenge # 62 and visit the store for quality ribbon.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Want2Scrap & Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR) and Word Art Wednesday

Northridge Publishing December 2012 sketch challenge. Hello Friends!!! Taking a line from my dear inspirational mentor Heather HUDSON, who is a designer for Really Reasonable Ribbon (RRR), I too hope everyone is enjoying getting ready for the holiday season that is upon us. Today, I have some great news to share with you; Bonnie owner of RRR is the current sponsor at Word Art Wednesday.
RRR is sponsoring Word Art’s CHALLENGE # 57. I thought I would play along at both blogs since this may be my last project until after Christmas as time is getting close to the big day. I just received my order of gorgeous ribbons from RRR which I opened and immediately felt inspired by the Satin Diamond Ribbons. These are my favorites from Bonne’s site; check them out HERE the 5/8 inch size. So, here is my close-up of RRR, it shines so brightly. This is my entry for their current CHALLENGE # 61 which is white on white with an optional color.
Word Art Wednesday challenge #57 is Giving/Anything Goes. This challenge site features challenges inspired by God and challenge # 57 is asking for an encouraging or uplifting sentiment on your project.
The Want2Scrap pearl label really does shine on this card. Guest designer Karen Howe Murray of WordArtWednesday, had the perfect Christmas word art for my combined challenge card. Visit Karen HERE for inspirational word art. Karen has a lovely selection to choose from. Share some love with these generous ladies and visit and comment on their sites. I will be playing along at northridge publishing as they have a sketch challenge going on right now, and that is where i got my inspiration for the sketch!!! Love the sketch i flipped the sketch horizontally. Check out their new monthly CARDS blog challenge HERE.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coredinations 2nd Annual Holiday Party

Hello and welcome to my blog for the Coredinations 2nd annual Hard Core Holiday Crop. Coredinations has been celebrating the Holidays with their inspirational design team this week and the team really showcased COREDINATIONS beautifully. Please visit Coredinations blog for the master listing of designers with their personal challenges. These ladies have dedicated their time and talent to this annual event and you will not be disappointed. Here are my designs as a result of inspiration from the Coredinations Design TEAM. Thanks ladies!!! All of my creations have been made from the Core Impressions Graphic 45 Timeless Collection by Core'dinations color core cardstock. Shanunte Wadley asked for a stocking stuffer gift. I have pictured below a gold star shaped gift ornament which I will be putting some hair elastic's inside the star as a gift. Melissa Oliveira's challenge is to make a gift item. Well I could not resist making a christmas tree ornament out of pearls and ribbons. I used Core Impressions Graphic 45 Timeless Collection by core'dinations for the tree trunk of this ornament. Love how the sanding gave the tree trunk a classy texture design. Bonnie, owner of Really Reasonable Ribbon has a TUTORIAL on her website on how to make this Ribbon Tree. Leann Pearce has a challenge for everyone to try out a leaf folding technique. Here you can see that I used my leaves to embellish a gorgeous Chantilly Buttercream velvet and Lace bloom from PETALOO. Does this not look elegant on the classic black headband for some lucky girl to wear on any occassion?
Next up for the Coredinations party challenges is Jennifer Edwardson and Margie Higuchi's gift bag inspirational challenges. Jennifer has inspired all of us to create a gift bag with a tag. So, you can see my striking red gift bag with black embellishments here in the photo below. Margie's challenge was to create a gift bag using die cuts. Well I think the mojo was working that night due to the color scheme and I really gave my coredinations a workout embellishing this gift bag. The lovely green vine on this gift bag is from Flourishwithabling. FWAB is from australia and please do check out their website; a great community based leading manufacture of quality embellishments.
A few other challenges that inspired me were from Leica Forrest, Lydia Jackson and Debbie Standard. Lecia gave us inspiration for an all occasion gift bag which inspired me to create this little stand up gift bag with the sparkly tulle bow. Lydia's sketch challenge gave me this ideal to make a special card for dad. Debbie,s challenge was to use ribbon on a card and I even got my SCOR-PAL out to give my card an authentic retro look with scoring lines in a sunshine ray design on my card.
Hopefully theses Coredinations projects will inspire you to bring out your papers and create some happiness!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

PlayDateCafe & Unity Friends & Simon Says Stamps

Today I want to share a card that I made using the Scor-Pal. I borrowed one from a friend and now I am hooked and want to scor everything. I got some great inspiration from Jennie for this card that I created below. I am playing along with the team atPlay Date Cafe Blogspot who has a color challenge # 158 going on right now. The colors to use are rose, eucalyptus and slate. Play Date Cafe has weekly color challenges.
Simon Says has a great store to search for any stamps sets you might be looking to buy. Dawny has this great sketch designed for the current challenge.
Be sure to visit Unity Stamp Co. Unity has activities going on all week long, try not to get lost while you are there.....wink wink Thanks for visiting my blog and I do appreciate the comments. Helps me to design better when I hear what catches your eye.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Unity Stamp Co. WCMD & Friday Friends with flair

Just had to squeeze in the Friday, Friends with flair in this same post as WCMD both events are due today, Friday, Oct 20th.
Unity hosted a World Card Making Day challenge for all to enjoy. Check it out and see all of the inspiration from UNITY Stamps. Challenge # 1 A Shaped card
Challenge # 2 A Texture card
Challenge # 3 A embossing card
Challenge # 4 A sketch card
Challenge # 5 A Fall card
Challenge # 6 A image border card
Now that was a Great Big World Card Making Day Challenge!!! Thanks for stopping by for some inspiration!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Zva Creative & Friends with Flair Fridays

To-day, I think I finally figured out with LOTS of help from a dear friend, how to play with the unity team on Friends with Flair Fridays!!! Zva Creative pearls really add elegance to this card!!!! That May Arts ribbon is delicious!!!
Unity Stamps, May Arts Ribbon and Authenique paper collection......Love the combination.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Donna Salazar Designs & Berry 71 Blue Sept challenge

Hello: It's a beautiful autumn day today and I am very happy with how well my photo's have turned out in the sunshine.... To-day, I am sharing a gift I made for a friend. I re-purposed a pizza box, which will hold cards received from a birthday and retirement party this September. Girlie GRUNGE is having a September challenge right now which is to make a gift for someone. I used Donna Salazar's paper collection called Antiquities along with DS products for Spellbinders, Sprightly Sprockets, Mix'd Media Elements and Want2Scrap bling. BERRY71BLUE Berry71Blue is having a September challenge sponsored by two companies. Be sure to stop by both blogs for lots of inspiration. Berry71Blue's challenge is to incorporate STEAMPUNK into a project. So, with this re-purposed pizza gift box I got a little steampunked with a variety of embellishments. Stop by the challenge sponsor's website to see all that they have to offer for scrapbookers and cardmakers alike. Mold MUSE

Friday, September 7, 2012

My Favorite Things and RRR55 Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello To-day I would like to share my card which I created for the September MFT Guest DT spot competiton. My Favorite Things is a stamp and die-namics website which give all who love to create beautiful works of arts the opportunity to develop their talent within the paper craft industry. Explore MFT today. Here is the sketch for the September 2012 DT challenge hopeful.
MFT requested that submissions for this Sep challenge reflect well-executed cards and great technical work. Wish me luck by designing out side the tradition trends for stamped cards. Think mixed medium....
Supplies included MFT PI Jump for Joy clear stamp set Large Rolled Rose Die-namics Muslin material Glitz Designs, Laced Grace paper pack Want2Scrap Pearls Glue Dots Bakers Twine by Really Reasonable Ribbon
Be sure to check out MFT blog and Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Friday, August 31, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch 223 & Authentique August Inspiration Color Challenge

Hello To-day I wanted to share a layout reflecting a most memorable summer time memory. Com'on don't you wish you were the skier in this picture. These are the memories everyone will chat about around the campfire each and every summer to come. Isn't this so summery?? This one is for Creative Scrappers Summer Sketch 223.
I was inspired by the Authentique August Color Challenge and thought the colors reflect summer so well with a water skiing picture. Creative Scrappers Sketch 223 was perfect for this photo.
Authentique Paper has a great summer paper collection called Curiosity and I used the Learning and Interested double sided papers.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Inkido & Creative Scrappers Sketch # 215

Hello, Today I would like to share a layout that I created for the Inkido Blog Challenge HERE. My inspiration came from sketch # 215 at the Creative Scrappers challenge blog and a lovely tutorial by Michelle Grant of the Donna Salazar Girlie Grunge Website. I used Donna's paper collection called Antiquities and Donna's smooch spritz. PaperCraft Scandinavia/Inkido products carry lovely paper collections which create dreamy artistic layouts. They have a wonderful Design Team that really show case the paper collections beautifully. Grab a coffee and visit their site HERE. Get some of their paper collections if you can find them at your LSS. Here is the Creative Scrappers SKETCH # 215 where i got my sketch.
Here is my interpretation of the International Challenge # 2 posted by Agnieszka Bellaidea.
Here is a close up of the cheesecloth wave with shells, silver seed beads and glitter. The glitter is outstanding, although its not captured in the photo today.
Join the fun by creating a layout for the challenge which is anything beachy or the color turquoise. Did I not hit the mark for the requested turquoise beachy layout? Isn't that wave beautiful??

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Donna Salazars Designs

Hello Scrappers... Today, I want to share with you one of my favorite websites that I have followed for several years now. Donn Salazar Designs. Check it outHERE The July challenge is a sketch by Mistra. Besides this lovely sketch below, the challenge also requested to add non-traditional embellishments that would not have been manufacturer for the scrapbook industry.
Here is my interpretation of the sketch. Can you see the non scrapbooking items? Cheese cloth, broken/mismatched jewelry, wedding favor netting and wedding favor rings. I upcycled by using some of my negative scraps from my die cutting around the bow at the top of the page. Join in the fun at Donn'a ning site, you will like it.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunny side up creations

Hello everyone: Thought I would share a layout that I created using a few inspirational challenges to create this very green layout. Sunny side up creations HERE is a new blog which has a color challenge of black, white and green. I think I managed to get that across in this layout. The sketch came from Scrap That. Scrap That is a great Canadian kit company which you should check out HERE I am happy with the look of this layout. Originally I left the outer edge plain and then I decided to add the framed barbwire look to it. A good friend of mine has a tutorial on how to do this on her blog. Enjoy the tropical view!

Imaginisce July Challenge

Hello Everyone: Check out the Imaginisce July challenge this month HERE The challenge this month was to express happiness and sunshine. Here is my baby card which I entered into the challenge.
The card is made with the cute paper collection called BABY POWDER, bouncing baby boy and fuzzy jammies papers. Also, the Baby Powder, Shake Rattle and roll Rub-ons by Imaginisce (baby in carriage).

Want2Scrap & Skipping Stones Designs -Challenge #135

Hello Everyone: This is another cute card I made for the Skipping Stones Designs. Check out their store HERE The blog challenge was an inspiration photo.
Here is my interpretation of the inspirational photo.
Join the fun at skipping stones...

Saturday, June 30, 2012

DreamWeaverStencils & Art Glitter with a Viva La Verve Sketch

Hello Everyone: I was surfing the web and discovered a wedding themed challenge that I could not resist, since I need a wedding card in August. As I was checking in at Splitcoasters I found the perfect sketch challenge from Viva La Verve here.
Have you ever tried Art Glitter? Well the team of Dream Weaver Stencils and Art Glitter got together for the month of June to showcase their products. Well, Art Glitter is super fine its like silk running thru your fingers. Check out their products here and here. You will be happy you did........oh my!!! Here is my card for the June challenge.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Girlie Grunge Headquarters

Hello Everyone: To-day, I would like to share a layout that I have done for the Donna Salazar ning site. The papers are from the Antiquities collection. Donna's spellbinders bitty blossoms and Want2Scrap bling flourishes. I used glue gloss (love this) with some glitter (a bit of fairy dusty mix). Hero Arts image and sentiment (your the best) sentiment stamp.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Play Date Cafe Challenge and Berry71Blue

Hello Everyone, today I made a card for a dear friend who became a 1st time grandparent this month. I am really enjoying dry embossing these days and hope to get better as I create new projects. This card is my entry for the color challenge at The play date Cafe has a great team of designer, so go check out their site and join in the fun. I am submitting this card in the chipboard challenge at Check out their site here Supplies: Want2Scrap Chipboard, Color box, Royal Blue Ink, Sizzix Alerations embossing folder, white cardstock, black ribbon. Notice that the branch and bird is the chipboard by Want2Scrap, which I embossed and then applied 2 coats of gesso before inking with the Royal Blue ink by Color Box.