Saturday, January 30, 2010

365 Cards Day 336- The 3 S's

Good weekend all!

The challenge today at 365 Cards was to use stripes, square and spring. This tiny bouquet felt springy to me and the little square has rounded corners-I hope that still counts ;)

The striped paper is so old that I can't remember where it came from. The flower and sentiment stamps are Studio G, the ribbon is Offray and the punch is Martha Stewart.

Have a great weekend,


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You: Laura's Sketch 44***Nuts About You

Hello All!

It is a super rainy day here....usually at this time of the year we would be buried in snow! Kinda crazy to be seeing rain and (relatively) warm temperatures....I am not complaining.

Today, I decided to give Laura's sketch at 2S4Y a try.

I used a hand cut squirrel and the heart I cut with my Cuttlebug. I stitched the square in chocolate thread on my sewing machine. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. The patterned papers are both from My Mind's Eye stacks and the twine is from my stash.

Hope you likey and thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kiss Me

I made this card for Card Patterns Sketch 48.

I guess I am in full fledged Valentine's Day mode because I seem to be including hearts and such on all of my cards lately!

For this one I used a free digital kit from Two Peas called All Twitterpated, which is funny because that is how it made me feel. **I am trying to include a link to the kit itself but I am having trouble getting it to load at two peas, sorry**

The "kiss me" label and the smooches are from the kit. I just layered the smooch mask and printed it on white card stock. Then, I cut the circle with my Spellbinders scalloped circle.

The kisses and hugs in the background are done on MS Word and printed on white cardstock. I colored the little hearts to give them more importance!

I ran the brown card stock thru the Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots folder. The satin cording is from a grab bag that I got at Fabricville for $1!! There was all kinds of fun stuff in that bag.

Thank you for stopping by and take care!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Glitter Valentine

Happy Weekend!

I have had the idea for this card for a long time, I bought the red glitter letters at Micheal's last year during the "after Christmas clear out". But the final piece came when I was at the dollar store and found the hearts.

I tried it with just the letters but I felt it needed something more....hence the heart border at the bottom. The hearts are from this digital kit, which was FREE! I just re-sized them and printed the border.

So, when I saw this challenge at Lucy's Cards- to use glitter I thought ' I "heart" glitter'! It was like a call from fate saying "get to work on that card missy"! And here it is.....

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,

Oh yeah- I almost forgot to tell you.... I won Jane's new digi-stamp set "Jane's Bakery". I am so excited!!!! Check it out! It is so yummy. I can't wait to start creating with those goodies.

Take care!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Color Throwdown # 76

Happy Friday!

My doggie, Lily, this is her (and Taryn) a few years ago when she was a puppy..... had to go to the vet this morning to have a lump removed from her neck. We'll know by next week if it is anything to worry about but I can't get her off my mind. She is a very timid dog and is probably very scared right now :(

Anyhoo, the thing that keeps my mind busy is making something so I took a shot at the color throwdown!

Here are this week's colors.....

I love this combination it is so fresh and spring-like! Here is what I came up with.

I hand cut the bird image and adhered it to the card stock. I pierced around the border and back stitched with some embroidery thread. The sentiment is from a Heidi Grace set that I just got on ebay and couldn't wait to use! The ink is from the $1.50 bin at Micheal's and just happened to be the perfect color!

I had the urge to tie a ribbon or twine ( i heart twine) around the bottom.... what do you think? twine or no twine- the eternal question, lol!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tweet Valentine

Two cards, two sketches, a new obsession!

I was playing with some more of those free downloads and came up with these two cuties for a couple of sketch challenges!

I live in a town with very little choice for crafting supplies so when I come across a new resource (ebay for example) I get really excited. These downloads made me very happy :)

The two sketches I used were from CPS and CardPatterns....

I am really getting into these sketch challenges!

I used a few cute digital sets for both of these cards. I found them here and here. The "tweet" font I found here. It's called heartland- how cute is that?!?! And the brown and green background paper is from this kit. I resized the red hearts a few times before I printed them so I would have a variety to work with. I added the sentiment to the frame from the kit, but there were versions of the frame with sentiments already added. To finish the cards off, I inked around the edges with some Color Box ink.

I think that just about covers it! Have a great day and thanks for looking!


Friday, January 15, 2010

365 Cards Day 321- In Stitches

The challenge today at 365 Cards was to use stitching to highlight a feature on your card.
I used an image from a free download set I found here. The set is adorable and includes a few stitched flowers.

I printed one of the flowers on cardstock and used the stitching as a guide for my stitches. I chose to use threads that matched the colors of the image. I punched a circle of patterned paper and attached it to the center of the flower with a yellow button and twine (of course, I had to add a button and twine!). I stamped the sentiment from a Studio G mini set that I got on ebay and easy-peasy, the card is done!

Thanks for looking and have a fantastic day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hello Butterfly

Happy Thursday!

It's a gorgeous day here in Cape Breton- the sun is shining, there is no snow in the forecast and it's warm enough to make our poor snowman start to worry!

I wanted to share my attempt at the 2S4Y sketch.....

I am getting VERY addicted to these sketch challenges, lol.

I love this butterfly from Stitching Cards. For this card I scaled it down to fit my card design.

All of the patterned paper is from a My Mind's Eye stack that my sweet Taryn gave me for Easter last year. So cute, she even used her own money- doll.

I used one of the Spellbinder Labels One dies for the butterfly label and stitched it with some embroidery thread that I bought on ebay a while ago.

The ribbon is from Micheal's and the tag is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp. Oh, and I used the MS double scallop border punch too.

Hope your day is a great one!

Take care and thanks for looking,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Home is Where the Heart Is

Hi there,

Back with another double duty card! This time it's a CPS and 365 Card duo.
The challenge at 365 Cards today is to include a house on your card. And here is the CPS 149 sketch...

I got the inspiration for the house from the paper piecing section.

The background paper and the blue stripes are from the My Mind's Eye All Boy stack. The sentiment is printed on white cardstock using MS Word. I just cut it into a rectangle and inked the edges. The hearts are cut from a Cuttlekids die set. The house is pieced from all scraps so I have no idea where they came from ;) . I thought the little heart eyelet would make a cute touch!

So there you have it.... Home is where the heart is!

Have a super day and take care!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Color Challenge 21 AND 365 Cards Day 314-Braiding

Hello all!

I am soooo excited about this little card today. I love the flower (toot toot- that was me tooting my own horn, lol).
I made it for the 365 Cards challenge today which required the use of braiding. It is twine (my favorite!) braided and wrapped in circles on a piece of cardstock that I ran through my Xyron sticker maker. What do you think!?!?

I made the card in the beautiful selection of colors that Dawn gave us to play with this time around. They are so soft and pretty. (I did add a bit of green for the leaves though.)
The twine is from a big spool that I picked up at ValuVillage (a place that sells donated stuff and gives some of the money to charity), the card stock is all Recollections stuff from Michaels, the ribbon is Offray and the sentiment is TPC Studio-Greetings. I also used my Martha Stewart punch and Labels One Spellbinders.
I really hope you like my little braided flower!

Take care and have a great day,

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Heart You

Wow, this is two days in a row that I have gotten to a) make a card for a challenge and b) post it on my blog! So far so good with the kind-of New Year's resolution.

This card is actually for 2, yep, 2 challenges. The 365 Cards Find a Substitute challenge and the
2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this week. I may be turning into a multi-tasker, lol!

I used some patterned paper from the Paperbilities Seasons Patterned Paper pack that I picked up at Walmart a few years ago (before Michaels came to town- now we have 2 places to shop for supplies!!!) . I got the stamps on ebay for a steal (and the seller shipped for free! I am all about the deals, lol!).
They are Doodlebug Designs.
The puffy hearts are from the dollar store.

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!


Monday, January 4, 2010

CPS 148- Happy Birthday

So, as a kind-of New Years resolution, I decided to try and play along with more challenges. I love them, they are a great source of inspiration for me and I love to look at everyone's take on the various challenges.

One of the challenge sites that I love is the CPS site.

Here is the sketch for this week....

I used some scraps from my stash for this and my previous card posted earlier today! I am loving the idea of using up scraps! The flower is punched from an old book from a yard sale pile...I hope it wasn't a first edition or anything! The sentiment is from a TPC Studio greetings set.

Hope you like, and see you soon,


365 Cards Day 309- Super Sketchy Sunday

Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about you, but the holidays seem like such a blur! I had been so busy that I haven't been able to do a single challenge since the middle of November!!!

One of my New Year's resolutions-if I made them- would be to participate more. So, I'm going to start with yesterday's challenge from 365 Cards.

This is the sketch for the week....

And here is my version....

I pretty much stuck to the sketch exactly.....gotta warm up and get back in slowly! :)

The paper is all scraps, the sentiment is from MS Word and the gems are Recollections from Michaels.

See you again soon (I hope).