Thursday, December 29, 2011

Coredinations page

This page was created for a publication call but didn't get choosen. I used Coredinations Bright Collection. I cut all pieces using different Circut cartridges. The photo is of me and my daughter during our summer vacation.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pickle Layout

This page is for Authentique's sketch challenge. I didn't have 12x12 Authentique paper that would match these pictures. I used Glowing to use for the border that I colored with Lime Colorbox ink. The pictures are framed with paper from Gathering that was inked with Lime Colorbox ink. Everything was sprayed with different smooch sprays. Here is a close up of the title. The accents are twine that I made into circles. The twine was dyed with reinker and water. I will have a tutorial in the future on how to do this.

Here you can see the white netting and white satin binding colored with the same ink. All ribbon and netting is from Ribbon

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Challenge Cards

This first card is for The Greeting Farm recipe challenge to use kraft, twine, and button(s). I used this cute Ian image. The papers are scraps. The craft was sprayed with different sprays.

This fits Phindy's place challenge to use scraps. I just think this image is just adorable. Ok, need to get back to Christmas prep.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blue Tree

Phindy's Place challenge is to use scraps. I cut my scraps with Tasteful Trim die from Stampin Up than glued them to a piece of card sock. I left space so I could add the glitter. This image is called Wee Tree. It is another hot coco holder. I got the template from Cutting Cafe.

Ribbon Carousel Challenge & Tim Holtz day 9

This tag was inspired by day 9 for Tim Holtz's tags. I used Trees & Leaves from Inspired by Stamps. The base is Tim Holtz DSP. The ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel. The Ribbon Carousel challenge is on hold for the holidays to give the team a break. We will be back in January. The saying is from my stash. Red liquid pearl was put on the tree. With the holidays, life has been crazy. I have been crafting just not having time to post. I hope to have more to share soon. It is for Simon says stamp challenge.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Greeting Farm Customer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Greeting Farm Customer Blog Hop. There are a lot of amazing stops along the way. Start at The Greeting Farm Blog to get the order. Make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs because one lucky hopper will win all 6 January release stamp sets. Isn't that a wonderful prize.

My first project is a Holiday project. This was a gift for a friends sons. I used Cafe' Ian for the front. I used a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers for the paper behind the image. I used white felt to mount the image. A Stampin Up button frames the sentiment. Walnut Brown & Sulphur Blue Vintage Seam Binding.

This is the inside of the hot coco holder. The cute seal is Robbie Hot Chocolate digi. Pearls were used for the snow.

My second project is an every day card. I choose the color scheme based on 5/8" Orange/Black Solid Dot ribbon. The DSP is Glowing from Authentique that was colored with Distress Ink. The charms were created using Tim Holtz's Tag Day 10. It fits Simon Says Stamp challenge to use techniques learned from Tim's 12 days of tags.

Make sure to go to the TGF blog to get the next person.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wheelie Love You & blog candy winner

This card is for Phindy's CAS challenge. I just love the image and matching saying from Create with TLC. The base is Lagoon Metallic. Blue liquid pearls was added as accent with halloween twine.
The winner of the blog candy is Savannah O'Gywn. Congrats!

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

Welcome to another fun challenge at Through the Craftroom Door. Our challenge this time is to create a circle card, have lots of sparkle and use the colors blue and white. I used Sparkle Blanc and Vista Metallic for the papers. The saying is from There She Goes. The cute boot image is from Sandi.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ribbon Carousel Challenge 33

We have another amazing challenge at Ribbon Carousel. This week the challenge is to use twine. Our wonderful sponsor is Whisker Graphics.

My card was inspired by Tim Holtz's tag 3. I used different stamp sets from There She Goes with different Distress Inks. The tag was white and colored with Evergree Distress ink and clear embossed for shine. The ribbons used are 1 1/2" White Sheer Evergreen edge, 1" Red Grossgrain ribbon and Twinery Peapod Green.

Blog Candy

Hi Everyone,

Here is a picture of the goodies. You will win Celtic Gilli with 3 bottles of Stickles. The more people that enter the more I will put in the goody bag. Also, if I reach 50 entries than I will do a $10 gift certificate to one of my favorite stores.
All you need to do is leave a comment and a way for me to contact you. I will draw a winner or hopefully winners on Thursday. Ok, back to the crazy life I am in right now. It is all just trying to get projects done for DT stuff so can't show you yet. ;)

Other News
Ribbon Carousel is having a giveaway on Facebook which ends 9 pm PST today.
Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers is tonight and tomorrow so come join the fun.
Remember to scroll down for new projects.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

This cute image is from Greeting Farms. It is for VSN challenge to use at least 6 layers and Greeting Farm paper only challenge. The papers are Soft Suede, Pool Party and Spice Cake DSP.

Friday, December 9, 2011

VSN Challenge cards

This first card is for the music challenge. I used Authentique Glowing DSP. I colored the paper with Colorbox Violet. The image is from Phindy's place. It is for Phindy's Place challenge of CAS.

This card is for the Warm Fuzzies challenge on VSN on SCS. Also, Gilli's red and gold challenge. I used Cozy Gilli. The ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Phindy's anything goes challenge

This card is for Phindy's anything goes challenge as long as you use a Phindy image. The saying is from Create with TLC. I used Paper Tempress Dark purple basis and iridescent morphing mauve for the papers. The image is on Sweet Tooth Pop Tones. The small cupcake image is a Stampin Up stamp. The ink is colorbox. The ribbon is from Paper Temptress. Sorry for the off photo but flickr is not letting me load pictures and it is dark so hard to get a decent photo with this shiny paper. Come back tomorrow for blog candy at least I hope to get the stuff together.

Monday, December 5, 2011

RCC31 Peppermint Twist

This weeks amazing challenge at Ribbon Carousel is to use the inspiration photos. Go to the Ribbon Carousel blog to see the photos and the amazing work by the other DTs.

I used the new amazing Festive Berries Distress Ink on the Ranger manilla tag. Then stamped the snowflakes using Faded Blue Jean Distress ink. I added Rock Candy Crackle paint on top. Then rubbed Fired Brick Distress Ink on top and edges. The snowflake was cute using SU die with DCVW glitter paper. The circle is matted with red felt. The stamp sets are from There She Goes. The 1/16" Red & White twisted rope is on the bottom of the tag and 1/4" White Satin ribbon is at the top of the tag.
Other challenges-
Tim Holtz Day 4
Pile it on- Bring on the Bling
Stamp TV- Monday challenge to distress
2 Sisters- Punches or dies

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Joy Tag 1

Ok, I am trying something new with photos. This photo was scanned then edited in photoshop. Not sure about the picture but it definitely shows the texture. I took a tag and rubbed evergreen distress ink (not sure exact name) on it than embossed with timber folder that had versamark. I then added white embossing powder to help the embossing stand out. The word joy was cut using a retired Stampin Up Big shot die than dipped in versamark and heat embossed. The flower is five petal punch. The mushroom brown bag was sanded after embossing to show the kraft. The base is Pool Treasures. This was inspired by Tim Holtz's tag day 1. This was also for Inspired by challenge. I went with the word Joy in the photo.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dog Life

This gate fold card was created for the There She Goes Inspiration challenge. I used twine on the flower center and for bow. Pool Treasures is the base.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge

We have a new monthly sponsor. Aletha is offering $18 gift certificate to one of participants. The winner will be choosen at the end of the month.

Welcome to another fun Through the Craftroom Door challenge. It is amazing that it is already Dec 1. Our challenge this time is to use three embellishments and our fantastic sponsor is Anary of Gilli Stamps. I used Angel Gilli for my treat holder. The base is Orchid Purple with the image on Sparkle Blanc. The ribbon is from Paper Temptress. My 3 embellishments are 2 different ribbons and a brad. This fits Gillis Challenge to use flourishes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


This Hot coco holder is for Sweet n Sassy VSN chalenge #15. This is for my nephew. You have till Dec 2 to enter. My favorite things are ribbon and embossing for SNSS Digi challenge.

This is for the removable ornament challenge. I sprayed the star with tattered angel mist and just added pearls.

Monday, November 28, 2011

RCC31 Color Our World

Welcome to another fun challenge at Ribbon Carousel. This weeks challenge is to use the colors Red, Kraft, & Brown. Our fantastic sponsor this week is Greeting Farm. I went with a CAS card. The base is Skinny Column Brown/Cream. I only colored the heart with red smooch paint. Leather Tan & Walnut Seam Binding were paired with Bittersweet Twine. The image is 50's Sweetheart Digi from the Greeting Farm.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Sweet n Sassy Stamps is having a Virtual Stamp Night (VSN). This card was create for my challenge to create snow. I used a couple digital stamps. The papers are from Paper Temptress. The pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty. The ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel. You have till Dec 2 to enter.
This was created for the touch of gold challenge. I used Wild Cherry and gold Lustre.

Just click on the box above to go to the store. This will be the best sale of the year so stock on some yummy ribbon.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


This card was created using the Salt technique background from SCS. I just love the texture and colors of the texture. The image is from Phindy's Place. It fits Phindy's Place challenge of Christmas cards. The base is Lagoon Metallic from Paper Temptress.

Monday, November 21, 2011

RCC30 Holiday Hoopla with Lindsay

Welcome to another Ribbon Carousel challenge. This week's challenge is to create a Holiday Project.

I created this card based on one I made at a Stamp class. I used Pool Treasure embossed with snowflake folder. The snowman is embossed with turqoise embossing powder and than colored with smooch paint. I used Bittersweet Jute/Twine & 5/8" Light Blue Sheer Ruffled Edge from Ribbon Carousel.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cute Lady bug

Sweet Stamping Treats challenge is a sketch challenge. I was lucky enough to win this cute flower and lady bug image. I printed twice and cut the flowers out for more dimension. The ladybug has top coat smooch. The flowers have liquid pearl for the center. The papers and ribbon are Stampin Up.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge & Ribbon Carousel Challenge

Welcome to Through the Craftroom Door challenge and Ribbon Carousel challenge. This week Through the Craftroom door challenge is sponsonered by Day for Daisies. I used a Gift of Friendship. The challenge for Through the Craftroom door is to use the word Thanks in your creation.

Ribbon Carousel is to use the sketch below. I used Twine, silver cord, white lace, silver pleated ribbon and Slam Pink vinatge seam binding. I am looking forward to seeing your amazing creations.
Ribbon Carousel has added a new blog. You can go here to check it out and there is a special discount for subscribers.
recpie Basis Pink & Basis Dark Purple from Paper Temptress Dp- retired Stampin Up. Prisma pencils to color. Spun Sugar Distress ink, pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty tiny tags stamp set from Stampin Up

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bless Your Heart & YUM

This was created for Greeting Farm Movie night challenge on SCS. My movie is the Santa Clause series because Santa is always drinking hot coco. This is a hot coco folder. The template is from cutting cafe. The papers are from Paper Temptress. The green paper was embossed with snowflake than heat embossed with white embossing powder. This technique is from Holiday Boot Camp Day 2.
Other Challenges-
Delightful Sketches- Snowflakes
Pile it on- traditional Christmas
This cute image is one of the new digital stamps from Sweet n Sassy stamps called Cupid Rhubard. I paper pieced the heart, wings, and arrow case with red vellum. He was colored with Prisma pencils. All papers and ribbon are Paper Temptress.
Sweet Stop
Sweet n Sassy Digi- paper piecing

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I decided to try something new and color with prismas on Kraft paper. I like the muted look. The sketch is from Tuesday morning. The image is from Phindy's Place and for there Thankful challenge. The papers are from my stash. The ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel.

A couple of VSN mini cards

This one is for my challenge to use flower soft, flock or something along those lines. The image is from Sweet Stamping Treats. DEC11VSNMINI4
This card is for the clouds challenge (DEC11VSNMINI5 ). I used Penguin Love from There She Goes. The clouds were cut with a Sweet n Sassy die. Viva Decor was used for snow and liquid enamal was used for snow balls. The trees have liquid pearls.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

VSN Mini cards

This first card is for VSN challenge called Marshmallow World. The white base is Sparkle Blanc. The star is Crystal Metallic. I wish you could see all the sparkle. The yummy ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel. The pearls are Pizzazz Aplenty. The image in Inkandanko.

This card was created for VSN Get out the Salt challenge. The base is Pool Treasures, Silver Metallic was used for the technique. I used Distress Reinkers and Stampin Up Reinkers. The star is from Holiday Boot Camp class that I am taking.

Friday, November 11, 2011

VSN O'Christmas Tree

This is for VSN mini challenge DEC11VSNMINI13 to create a card using a favorite christmas song. I had a hard time choosing but went with O'Christmas tree because of this set. The image is from Inspired Stamps called Blessed Little Christmas. The punch is Ek Sucess. The ribbon is from Really Reasonable ribbon. I was lucky enough to win this ribbon. The pearls are from Pizzazz Aplenty. The papers are Red Treasures & Emerald Green Linen from Paper Temptress. It fits Inspired Stamps Christmas card challenge.

VSN All Bundled Up

Winter Wonderland VSN on SCS starts now! There will be a few challenges and maybe a suprise at 11 ;). I will have a few posts up to go with the challenges. You can all the details on SCS for each challenge. This one is for the first challenge called Warm & Cozy All bundled up. You are to incorapate felt. I used a cute Gilli image (can't remember name) for the Gilli monochromatic challenge. The felt is from Felt on the Fly. This stuff is amazing. I left a saying off so I could use the card for many occasions. I hope you can join us with the fun challenges.