Sunday, December 30, 2012
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. 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
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
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. 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. 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
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? FWAB is from australia and please do check out their website; a great community based leading manufacture of quality embellishments. SCOR-PAL out to give my card an authentic retro look with scoring lines in a sunshine ray design on my card.
Friday, November 23, 2012
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. 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
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 Stamps. Challenge # 1 A Shaped card
Friday, September 28, 2012
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
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 STUDIO 75
Friday, September 7, 2012
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. blog and Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
Friday, August 31, 2012
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. Curiosity and I used the Learning and Interested double sided papers.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
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.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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.
Monday, July 9, 2012
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!
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.
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.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
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. here and here. You will be happy you did........oh my!!! Here is my card for the June challenge.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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
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 theplaydatecafe.blogspot.ca. 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 Berry71Blue.blogspot.ca 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.