Challenges for this card:
Card Patterns: # 79 sketch
Corrosive Challenge: #77 "Faux Technique"
Cute Card Thursday: #127 "Dieing for a Punch"
One Stop Crafts: #95 "How Sentimental"
Stamps R Us: #3 "Stitching"
Stampin' Insanity: #SISC24" "Lace it Up-Stitching"
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: #41 "Distressed Birthdays"
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Today I got right down to working because I officially start back to work tomorrow. Eeeeeeeekkk!
I stopped by 2 scrapbook stores on the way home. I drove my car for this exact reason. My car makes stops at crafty stores.:-) Simon's not so much. It has be on the way and a bookstore or music store next door for him to consider the stop. I had never visited the one in Williamsburg, VA and was excited to see what they had. Lots of stamping supplies and loads of Hero Arts. I was very good and controlled my spending. The whole family camped out at the back cropping table while I looked about. :-) Thankfully I stopped at the Sonic prior to so they couldn't complain about being thirsty.
It was the second store that always gets me. I had to buy the new Teresa Collins papers. I managed to refrain from buying every piece and walked out with only 10 pieces. :-) I actually felt very good about that. I am like the crazy lady in the store talking to myself about which papers I must have and examining to see if some don't look so great mixed with other items. Please tell me someone else does this? I feel like my obsession with paper is beyond controllable. It literally incaptivates me on the drive home as I think of how I will use my new papers.
My card for today uses two new Cutting Cafe files. The houses are from the Welcome Home file and the bible verse is Joshua 24:25 printable stamp set. The Welcome Home set is huge and has some adorable images and fun sentiments. Be sure to check it out! I must ask, is this image blurry or do I need to get reading glasses? I know everything is tilted slightly because I can't hold a steady hand to save my life.
This is my last card for Charisma Cardz as a guest designer. :-( The term was for the month of August and sadly this is the last week. Can you believe it?
Things will probably be so crazy for me next month since 3 of us are adjusting to school schedules.
My daughter had her high school orientation today. What? I am still in shock that she will be in 9th grade. I know in some districts high school is 10-12. Not here. She will have the wonderful 5:30 AM mornings since she has to catch the bus at 6:30 AM. Ughhh! That's torture for me too! I have to get her up and some mornings it's a real battle. Good times. :-) We are going to simulate a couple of days next week to prepare because I envision this is going to be a rough transition. I took her to the program at school today and I was as nervous as she was. I had flash backs to those first days in high school. I was literally scared. Except I don't recall an orientation to walk us through the building and see where everything is beforehand. I think we were given a map of the three levels and our schedule. Thankfully hers is only two, but they do enforce a one way hall on the bottom level because there are so many students. I guess it will prepare her for driving. Eeekkkk! No no no! Let's not explore that path.
My card was super quick to create. I received this adorable whale digi from Tiddly Inks at PCP because they hit the 1800 member mark. Wow! I thought he was just the cutest little thing and knew right away I had to download and print him. So I did just that using some Indie Girl papers from Sass Lass and came up with this card:
I am back on this Wednesday to share this:
I used lots of scraps on this card. Bernie is hosting the Crafty Creations Challenge this week which is a 3 2 1 recipe. 3 pattern papers, 2 ribbons, and 1 charm. I also added a burgundy punched circle to highlight the butterfly. I used a teal brad to secure the charm on the butterfly. The butterfly stamp is Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is Studio Calico. I used Stampin Up's Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy inks. A fun card to make. I took into mind JUGS color challenge of lime green, hot pink, and teal which I found on the scrap of Daisy D's paper. Love this paper and this is the last of it. I added K & Co. for the bottom part and the border punch is October Afternoon paper. The ribbons were scraps. as well and then I wrapped some twine around and tied off with a button. All done!
The challenges for this card:
Crafty Creations: #82 "3 2 1 Recipe"
Craft Your Days Away: #2 "With Wings"
JUGS: #47 "A Color Challenge
Paper Cutz: #55 "Anything Goes"
If the Shoe Fits: #44 "Metal on Your Project"
Happy Wednesday to you! Thanks for stopping by!
I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and thoughts on Thursday. As mentioned, funeral or memorial services are never a "fun" event to attend. I went to support my daughter and my ex husband. His father was very ill and although he had a medical directive requesting to be taken off of life support, it's not easy to let a loved one go. My prayers and thoughts continue for them during this difficult time.
As mentioned to me, life continues on even when others may not be by our side. We must be comforted in the thought that they are watching us and we will one day be reacquainted.
Now for my card because I don't want to be a downer.
This card was made using Fancy Pants papers. I am digging the vintage appeal of it . I trimmed a die-cut paper piece and matted on the vanilla cream cardstock. The red piece is a die cut label that is kinda hard to see now with all the embellishments. I added a American Crafts chipboard butterfly and then a punched a small butterfly from a Martha Stewart punch for the top. I pulled out a past favorite punch for the decorative border on the Bazzill pink. The stamped sentiment is from Unity and I used Stampin' Up's Old Olive ink pad. I accented with some buttons, flowers, lace, and a rhinestone.
I used some new Sassafras Lass papers, Indie Girl which I adore! This line is soft and subtle. Very shabby so I just had to buy it.
I mixed in some Fancy Pants lace, American Crafts buttons, and punched pink butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch . The sentiment is a stamp by Amy Butler stamped on Bazzill vanilla cream cardstock. I placed Kaiser Craft pearls on the butterfly bodies to accent. Finally, I did a little bit of stitching in the top right corner.
The theme for this week at Crafty Creations:#81 butterfly challenge. Jeanet is hosting this week's challenge and Simon Says is giving the winner a $20 gift certificate to their shop! They sell stamping and paper supplies so there are lots of great items. Pop on over to the Crafty Creations blog to get your "butterfly" project in for the win!
Also couldn't forget to mention that I used the fabulous sketch from Card Patterns to make this. You know how I love their sketches so! :-)
This is a Cutting Cafe file Regina made recently entitled, Rain Boots. I copied the wellie boot onto Junkitz pattern paper and added a little ink to the edges.
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and that is:
Please email me Lillian so I can send you the file!
My card today features lots of Lush papers. Lush they are indeed! I received a huge stack a while back from North Ridge Media for a card that was published and I rediscovered the pile after cleaning up. I think it would be cool to wallpaper a room with all the papers I have. Okay maybe not. But seriously I could probably wallpaper a room- make that an entire floor of my house easily with the paper collection I have. It's ever growing despite my wants to try and dwindle it down. I am gearing up to donate a boatload of cards to a nursing home. If anyone knows of another charity that takes cards (with glitter and bling) please let me know. I want to donate to a good cause and sitting in a drawer at my home is useless. I hope to create a smile on some one's face with the creations I have made.
This week's Charisma Cardz Challenge was to create an easel card. My first time making one. I see them everywhere on the net and have wanted to try myself. I loaded up the top part of my card with lots of ephemera which I love! My favorite things are flowers, pieces of fabric, and bling! I also finally used a PSX stamp set that has never been inked. I am talking like years it's been waiting. The horror. I know, bad hoarder I am.
Challenges for this card:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: #32 Easel Card
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #35 "Anything Goes"
A Crafty Little Place:#51 "Tags"
CYDA:#1 "Favorite Things"
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Card created for the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #79 "Winged Things and "Z" fold card
Daring Cardmakers: "Peridot"
My Time to Craft: # 102 "Farm Fever"
KAH-Wink-E-Dink: "Digital Image"
Clearly Inspired: #16"Cute and Fuzzy"
Rosie-D's Challenge: #77 "More Than One Fold"
Challenges for this card:
Get Sketchy: sketch #50
Creative Card Crew: cute and girlie
Cute Card Thursday: whatever
That's it for me today.
My card tonight was so fun create! I used two Cutting Cafe files to make it. The pencil shaped card template which I copied onto October Afternoon papers and white cardstock. I colored in the lead tip and the metal band that goes around the base of pencil. I also added a pink bubblegum eraser. The blackboard, apple, and sentiment are from the All About School set.
On to the giveaway! Regina from The Cutting Cafe has generously allowed me to give one lucky winner a digital file of my choice! The set I chose is All About School since it was one I used to make my card. Here's a snippet of the file:
A brand spanking new file with 38 digital images and sentiments. Can't you envision all the adorable cards/scrapbook pages you could make using this file?
How can you win?
Simply leave me a comment on this post by August 13th 11:59 PM EST. I will select a random winner and announce the winner's name on my blog August 14th.
Thank you for coming by!
Okay ,so this card has a green flocked bird from the Lush line which is also MME. I told you I like their paper. ;-)
I used the Kazan's sketch from 2S4Y this week. Just squeaking by with my entry. Also, a big thanks for selecting this card for the fab 5 last week! I was grinning ear to ear!
I used Card Patterns sketch # 75. Can you tell I am addicted to their challenges? It's the first thing I check on Saturday's. The unique sketches draw me in.
I made the flower myself which is the Craftalicious #5 challenge.
I fussy cut the flower out and then added some depth by creating a center using more pattern paper that I curled up and distressed. I added a yellow button for the center and some Lace Stickles to jazz it up.
At Crafts and Me the purple and green challenge was too tempting to pass up. :-)
and that's it for me. I promise for the night!
Here's my card:
Supplies: cardstock: Recollections; pattern paper: October Afternoon; digital image: Wendy; clear stamp: Hero Arts; ink: black;ribbon: Crafty Creations; button: craft supply; floss: DMC white
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Unto my card. A slew of Webster's Pages papers with some fussy cutting to emphasize the beautifully detailed images. A little Fancy Pants ribbon, K & Co. pearls, vintage lace, and Creative Imaginations rub on to complete.
This gives a little closer detail of the birdcage and the butterflies.