Card Patterns sketch

Have you seen the very cool sketch at Card Patterns this week? It has a unique element to it that I was worried about capturing effectively in my card. In the end, I am going with it so without further adieu...

Lately I have been on a decorate the inside and envelope kick.

Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white and Bazzil pink; pattern paper and embellishments: Making Memories Vintage; rub-on: Marcella;ink: Stampin Up Creamy Caramel; other: Cuttlebug Swiss dot folder and heart die cut

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More Earth Love for Paper Popsicles card challenge

This is my 200th post! I can't believe it because I have been rather lame about updating several times a week. I guess the Summer has made me a bit lazy? Another reason I love the Summer!

Anyhow, the new card challenge is posted at the Paper Popsicles blog. This week's challenge is create a card with a greeting that starts on the front of the card and ends on the inside. Not sure my wording is correct so hopefully the pictures explain it better. :-) I created a card using the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love papers. Yes, again. I love the border elements they offer with this set. I used the "Behind each cloud.." as my sentiment for the front:

and the inside of the card:
Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white and Prism black; pattern paper: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love; button and ribbon: from craft supply; rhinestones: Darice; staples: Wal Mart; other: punch: Fiskar's Apron Lace border punch
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Just one

Just one card to share. It's a card using Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love papers. Great line for any theme. I based it on Laura's sketch for 2S4Y.



Paper Popsicles weekly card sketch

Have you seen the new sketch? It's up! This week's prize is a $10 gift certificate to the store. Click here to read about it.

Here's the sketch:

and here is my take on the sketch:
Supplies: Most items from July's "Cherry Pie" kit except twine, button, and Kaiser Craft dew drops.

I hope you will join us and perhaps win a gift certificate for doing so! Thanks for stopping by!


Berry Swap

I particiapted in the Berry Goodness Swap recently and had the pleasure to meet Angi from Layton, UT. What a fun lady she is! She makes these incredible bags. Her blog name says it all Funky Bag Freak.
Check out the bag she made for me! Love it!

Do you see her label? It says I am a funkybag freak.
These are the goodies she sent me!

Thank you Angi!



Big News to share!

Creatively Green storefront

I was officially asked to be a designer for Creatively-Green! This new venture is something I look forward to because it combines my love for crafts in a friendly green manner.
Everything in the store is eco-friendly! The store supports local artists and has some unique items that I have never seen anywhere else. The best part is there are over 100 items under $5.00! Many people believe it costs more to be green, but this is not true. You can buy cardstock, ribbons, flowers, and more!

Here are some of my favorite items that the store carries. They are not all under $5.oo but they are unique! Also be sure to join us on our ning network. Click here to join!

mini paper crowns:

wooden medicine bottles:

Recycled cardboard flowers:

These are my favorite! Absolutely beautiful!


Webster Goodness

A few more cards I created with Paper Popsicle's "Cherry Pie" kit. I based these cards off the new sketches on 2S4Y this week.

The first is for Kazan's #31 sketch.

Supplies: pattern papers: Webster's Pages; alphabet stickers: Basic Grey from Paper Popiscle's Cherry Pie kit.

My fiance loves pie! Despises cake. He says it a horrid dry sponge. More for me I say! :-) I made this card for him because he has a birthday fast approaching. No birthday cake for him. He wants a pie.

My second card is a card I made for my daughter. She's a cake lover too! Takes after her Momma. :-) But she does eat pie.

This card is based on Clouds' bonus sketch.

Supplies: pattern paper: Webster's Pages from Paper Popsicle's Cherry Pie kit; sticker: Wordsworth; buttons from craft supply

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New Digiments release day!

They are here! The new Digiments are now available to view and purchase! I mentioned the sweet deal the other day: 24 Digiments for $10 for this weekend only. $10 for the entire set of new Digiments! Such a great deal since the they normally sell for a $1.00 each.

Now let me share with you what I created with a new Inspirations Digiment.

This is a card and a little magnet I made. I know the angle of this photo is a little different but wanted to capture both items. The next picture shows the card front

I am mailing this to a friend of mine that could use a little prayer right now and thought the magnet could be used at home or work. Be sure to see all the design teams examples at Digiments! I think you will like the projects and cards so hop on over to get inspired!


Summer Fun cards

My dear friend Pam sent me some luscious citrus colored papers recently that I created with tonight. I am not sure of the brand(s) but do believe a few are SEI and DCWV. I just know that I had lots of fun using them!
My first card is for Caardvarks challenge from July's Sheetload of Cards issue. Have you seen this free ezine? If not you need to! There are lovely inspirations to be seen.
Not sure if the photo captures the butterfly to the fullest. I placed a large butterfly rub-on on the bottom and then cut out a smaller matching butterfly and folded the wings to give a little depth. No flat cards for me. :-)

My second card is for Card Patterns #23 sketch. There is a bonus sketch this week by Kris Swain. I am hoping to work on it tomorrow because I love the scallop circle she incorporated in it. :-)
This sketch includes a few layers which I love and a scallop edge.

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Digiments new releases are almost here!

Tomorrow is the July release of the new Digiments! There are 24 Digiments this month featuring kid's bible songs, inspiration, sistah, baby love, and just. For this weekend only you can purchase all 24 Digiments for $10. That's a fantastic deal! Best of all, you can win the entire set. Click here to read all about it!

The design team has created some wonderful examples for you to view. You can check them out here.
How about a sneak peek of a new Digiment now?
I used an inspirational Digiment for this project. This is 1 of the 4 in this release.
The Lord's Prayer.
I made a prayer book to write prayers in or reflect upon.

This is the cover:

Back side of cover:
A half page to explaining:

Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white, Bazzill pink and black; pattern paper: Making Memories Sabrina; alphabet: American Crafts Thickers; trim and flowers: Making Memories Sabrina; button: Dress it Up black; other: acrylic black paint

Paper Popsicles card sketch

This week's challenge is a card sketch:

The winner will receive 3 digital designs. Be sure to check out all the NEW designs in the Paper Popsicles store. Also, shaped card templates are here! Have you seen the cool shapes available? I love the owl, tree, mushroom, oh heck...they are all fabulous! Even better is the price: $0.99!

Here is my card based on this week's sketch:

You can find the papers at the Paper Popsicles store here! They are currently included in the July sale at 20% off!

Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white; pattern paper: Bella Blvd & Cosmo Cricket; sticker: Cosmo Cricket Jack's World; buttons: Queen & Co.; floss: DMC; ribbon: unknown; rhinestones: Tulip Label



2 Sketches 4 You card

A quick post for me! The week is flying by!

Here's my card for Laura's #30 at 2S4Y

Supplies: cardstock: Wausua white; pattern paper:My Mind's Eye, snowflake: Hot Hue's; ribbon: Wright's; alphabet stickers: Pink Paislee; ink:Staz-On Opaque; other: tools Fiskar's Apron Lace punch

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Weekend wrap up with some good news!

How I adore Sundays! I ended my week very nicely by celebrating my nephew's 6th birthday with family and friends, spending lots of time with J,a little creating, and a top 5 card spot for 2S4Y this week! A big thanks to Kazan and 2S4Y team for this honor!

I am loving the warm weather and enjoying the fruits and vegetables that the farmer's market and grocery stores have to offer. There is a new little stand near my parent's house that I like to stop by and see their selection. I had doggie sitting last week so I was there a few days which was really nice. The beast, err... I mean Bear was completely overjoyed to see me each day, it was well worth it! I miss the love and affection a dog can provide. He's a feisty little fella but he loves to be next to you, literally touching/laying on you. We played outside and he had lots of doggie treats! I think of it is a returnable favor to my parents for the times they gave my daughter cupcakes, ice cream, and such prior to me picking her up. :-) Also, he hates his dog food. He was outside eating grass, sticks, leaves, anything but the food provided in his dish which lead me to believe he wanted something.
So back to the farmer's market. I spied some luscious strawberries, blackberries, and cherries. They smelled so good! I am not a pie person. I like to wash the berries in my colander and set on the counter for snacking. :-) Yummy!
My creativity was needing a jolt and I saw the new shaped card challenge at Paper Blossoms while having a few berries it came to me what I needed to do! Hence the strawberry shaped card. I used Core'dinations cardstock which has such wonderful texture and color! My attempt at a free hand strawberry card:

Supplies: cardstock: Core'dinations; stamp: Inkadinkado; ink: Brilliance; rhinestones: Jo-Ann's; ribbon and button from craft supply

Thank you for dropping by! Have a wonderful Sunday!


Paper Popsicles card sketch

A new card sketch for this week's Paper Popsicles challenge. Be sure to check it out! The winner will receive 3 free digital designs from the Paper Popsicles store. :-)

Supplies: Paper Popsicles Cherry Pie July mini kit; ribbon and ric rac: Wright's; flowers: Prima;button: American Crafts; staples and twine: Wal Mart; dimensional glaze:Glossy Accents; ink: Stampin' Up Summer Sun and Creamy Caramel


More Webster's!

As promised, I am back with another Webster's Pages card! This card is based on Kazan's sketch at 2S4Y this week and The Pink Elephant's #22 challenge to use stars and strips. I cut a strip for the top of the card, cut a strip for the sentiment, and cut a star out of the pattern paper.
This card sketch by Kazan is a really unique design. I love seeing what Kazan and Laura's sketches are weekly!

Again with the side shot to attempt to show some of the definition.

Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white;ribbon: Creative Expressions; button: Favorite Findings; floss: DMC; pattern papers and aplhabet stickers are from Paper Popsicles Cherry Pie mini kit.


New kit for me!

The Paper Popsicles new July mini kit was waiting for me when I got home! Yeah! It's filled with Webster's Pages papers which happens to be a favorite company of mine. I always wait a bit to cut these papers because I want to be sure I am making the best choice. I was eager to create with this time and dug right in! :-) They are so beautiful on their own with the many intricate patterns combined with flowers, birds, etc. I love highlighting the designs with fussy cutting. I can use one sheet of paper to create several cards. I am sharing one for now. The next few days I will reveal the others. :-)

This first card is for Card Patterns #22 sketch. I did a little fussy cutting and inking to make the bird image stand out a tad. I think the written words on the bird is so lovely!

This is my card on an angle which I thought might show the details a little better. Not certain that it does so I took a shot straight on as well. :-)

Supplies: Papers and alphabet from Paper Popsicles July mini kit; Stickles Platinum; Kaiser Craft flowers; Making Memories trim; Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel and Summer Sun ink


SNR Oh Say Can You See Blog Hop winner!

Thank you to all that were kind enough to leave a comment! I was truly shocked to see all the lovely comments left! I truly appreciate your support!

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Timestamp: 2009-07-06 16:23:31 UTC

Congratulations to... KIM!!!!
Kim left this comment:
Love the repurposed projects! My dd who is sitting here with me loves them too!!! Since it is now July 5th, I can tell you that our 4th of July was nothing too exciting - we had a garage sale all day and then just spent the evening together as a family relaxing! It was great since that is not something we get to do very often.Kimckgalea@yahoo.com


Scrapbook News and Review "Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop" and a prize to be won!

I'm so glad you could join the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop! If you came from Courtney Fowler's blog you are on the right track! If you didn't, here's the beginning of the hop: Card Universe so you can start at the beginning.

There are over 90 blogs on this hop and each one has amazing cards and projects to share!
I started working on this as soon as I signed up. Such a fun blog hop to be a part of and for the first time ever, I am offering a sweet patriotic prize for one lucky winner! Details are below.

This is a light hearted quote I found that sums up how my day will be spent:

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~Erma Bombeck

My first project is for a "repurposed" item. These are little jam/jelly jars that I altered with a few vintage images from Vintage Image Crafts, buttons, ribbon, and wire. Super easy to create and such a fun gift to give for the 4th of July hostess or friend! Wouldn't one of these filled with a treat be cute left hanging on a neighbor's doorknob? I bought sparklers for the kids to place in one and some yogurt covered blueberries to put in the other.

Supplies: cardstock: Bazzill; jewels: Heidi Grace; buttons: craft supply; ribbon and wire from craft supply; paint: white; images: Vintage Image Crafts

I also made this birthday card because it's my brother's birthday today! I really like the Creative Imaginations paper because it's so whimsical.
Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white.; pattern paper; Creative Imaginations; chipboard heart: Heidi Grace; eyelets: craft supply; ribbon: Wright's; rub-on: American Crafts mini marks; staples: Wal Mart; tools: Fiskar's Apron Lace border punch

Now on to the prize! It's really simple. Just leave a comment on this post telling me your 4th of July plans and I will choose one lucky winner to receive a sweet patriotic prize! I will draw a random winner at the end of the blog hop, Sunday 10 PM CST.

Wishing you a happy Independence Day!

Next stop on the blog hop is Gerrie!