Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heavens to Betsy is that felt???

Good Morning!
This week our hostest with the mostest over at Just Us Girls is Lisa and she is challenging us to use felt on our projects this week!  I've been dying to use this new set of sentiments from PTI called Glory Be.  I paired it with this digi image from Pink Cat Studios that I had colored but never used.  I cut out some black felt with my Spellbinder die and attached it with pop-ups behind my image kinda easy peasy!  All the deets are on the JUGS blog if you decide to join us this week!

Have a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch challenge #41

 Good Morning!
One holiday down and one more to go!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!
This is just a plain and simple card I made using this weeks sketch.  It feels good to not be making Christmas cards.  I've put all my Christmas papers and stamps away until next season rolls around!  I should really work on it year round just to stay on top of it though!  LOL!!!

Like I said I kept it plain and simple by stamping my image and sentiment both from the stamp set Bold Botanical  and coloring it with my Copics.  I hope you can play along with us this week for all the deets head on over to MTME's Pretty Patterns challenge blog.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holy Light...

Good Morning!

This week I'm hosting the challenge over at Just Us Girls and this weeks challenge is a 3-D/ technique challenge and I'm challenging you to create a pillar type candle sleeve or holder with or without a Christmas theme.  I didn't follow a tutorial I just created.  I hope you get some "me" time to play along with us some time this week! 

Have a Very Merry Christmas! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

An Old Fashioned Christmas...

Here we are just a week before Christmas can you believe it?  I must say though that this is the first year I'm actually ahead of the game!  The tree was put up two weeks ago and  is still standing, usually I have to put it up the night before because my cats just love to  tear it up!  This year I decided to live dangerously  and the cats have left it alone!  MIRACLE!!! The gifts are bought( not wrapped of course) and the cards are ready to go out!  Yippee!!!
I forgot I had this beautiful set of stamps from JustRite Stampers called Old Fashioned Christmas.  I decided to use them for this weeks Just Us Girls color challenge.  I just love the look I got with the Kraft cardstock.  I think the copics look awesome on it!  I hate to part with it! LOL!!! Anyway... I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!

Be sure and stop by the rest of my fellow Jugsters blogs
and our December Guest designer Lenet's blogs for more inspiration!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MTME Pretty Pattern Challenge #40

Here I am with another sketch to play along with MTME's Pretty Patterns sketch challenge.  I used this little digi image from the Holly Jolly digi pack for my card.  Along with some paper from the Candy Claus digi pack and added a little clear distress stickles to her hat and collar.  The sentiment is from the Secret Santa digi stamp set. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Whimsical Elf

I finally had a little free time this afternoon and I'd been wanting to play with this cute little digi Hiding Elf stamp from Whimsie Doodles.  I had gotten this new pack of paper from PTI last week called Holiday Flourishes & Swirls.  I combined the two and this is what I came up with using the sketch from Whimsie Doodles December sketch challenge.  I got these cute little jingle bells from Michael's so I adhered this over the end of her paper pieced hat.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Front and Center Please!!!

This week is a technique challenge at Just Us Girls  and I am the hostest.  I thought it would be fun to try a Center step card. I've never made one before but they are real easy to make and make a nice change from the usual A2 card.  For my card I used papers from this cute little 6x6 pack from My Minds Eye (Lost & Found).  My image is from Curious by Design and the sentiment from PTI.

Be sure and stop by the rest of the team and our December Guest designers blogs for more inspiration!
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Monday, December 5, 2011

December Calender

I'm finally here with my calender page needless to say a few days late and a few dollars short!  Who wouldn't be at this wonderful time of year!  LOL!!!  I would have had it up last night but apparently my computer was tired and wouldn't WORK!  Grrrrr!!!
Anyway I made my calender using papers from Graphic 45's Christmas Past collection. I love the old fashioned feel of their papers soo much!

Be sure to check out what these other very talented

Calender Girls

have done for this months page.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The JUGS get a little Sketchy

This week we at Just Us Girls have a sketch challenge for you and our hostest with the mostest is non other then the fabulous Elise!   Yee Haaaw!!!  This sketch I just love!  Seeing I couldn't wait to use these new papers from PTI called Holiday Flourishes & Swirls   my card went together so easy!  I needed that to happen because I've had a very busy week!  After this I need to give some much needed attention to my family.  We have two Birthdays and a family reunion all in the space of three days!  Phew!!!

Seeing it's a new month it means it's time to introduce you to our December guest designer Lenet Mos and that is be sure to stop by her blog and give her a warm welcome!  Also don't forget to check out what my fellow JUG sisters have come up with for inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing! 

 Hope ya'll have a great and crafty day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Box is still a Box

 Good Morning,
Today I'm sharing A Box is a Box with the petal top option. I kept it clean and simple.  I just love the crisp white look with a little blue and silver to me it just looks classy.  I made a card using the sentiment from Warm Sentiments.  I hope you like what we've shared with you the past few days.  There are lots of fun cut files and digi stamps that are available this month.  So be sure to stop by the
My Time Made Easy store to see all the goodies available.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

MTME Release: A Box isn't Just a box/Pretty Patterns sketch challenge

Good Morning!
Today is December 1st and that means it's release day over at My Time Made Easy.  I'm using this new template called A Box is a Box that can be made with a lid like I've done or with a Petal top.  (Check out the rest of the design team projects to see the different types.)  Instead of a Christmas theme today I opted to use the Petal cut out and make it into a birthday gift set using some of the older digi papers from theWistful Wonder set and also use this sketch for the MTME Pretty Patterns challenge for this week.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MTME Group post: Insert Card Here

Good Morning,
Today is preview day at My Time Made Easy.  I'm previewing this cute and easy to assemble (two Pieces) little gift card box.  You can use it with or without the gift card insert.  After taking my picture I realized I hadn't taken any with my boxes open!  I will show the inside of one later this week I promise!!  This template is called Insert Card Here.  The bow is a cut file called Bow Tied. I also used some new digi flower paper from the Cool Escapes collection. They will all be available for purchase tomorrow.  Check out what the rest of the design team has come up with using this template!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just Us Girls Technique challenge

Good Morning!
This week at Just Us Girls  Andrea is our hostest and she has challenged us to make a card box with a set of cards to go with it.  I bought this poinsettia stamp from Penny Black at my local craft store.  I tell ya' I have gotten my money's worth with all the cards and card sets I've made and sold with this stamp.  It is one of my new favorite stamps!

I used the template from Splitcoast Stampers that can be found here box.  I made the base of the template like instructed but I altered the top of the box by making it into a flap top that I attached to the inside of the back. 
I stamped the Poinsettia image twice using Versafine in Vintage Sepia and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I find it easier to cut around the raised edges.  I cut out the large then the center part of the other one and curled the edges with my score blade inked them up with Tim Holtz's Vintage photo and then layered them on top of each other with pop-ups.  

 For my sentiment on my card box I just typed it up in Word in the size and font I liked.  

  Below are the four cards I made to go inside my card box.

All my papers and sentiments are from PTI.  The Design papers are from the Library Ledger pack. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the girls have created!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch #37

Happy Thanksgiving!
Even though it's Thanksgiving we are still having a sketch challenge over at MTME's Pretty Pattern sketch blog.  It is also a nice long weekend for some and that means extra time to hang out and create in our scrap rooms!  So I'm hoping ya'll get a chance to play along with this weeks sketch!  I used this cute little digi image called .  I used some of my Tim Holtz's distress ink in Black  Soot to ink up my Perky 'lil Penguin just so.  Nice and easy! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

JUGS #111 Color challenge

Good Morning Ladies!
This week is a color challenge over at Just Us Girls and our hostest for this weeks challenge is Vicki.  She has challenged us to use Red, Green and White.  I chose to make a Christmas card using last years Tree Trimming Trio from PTI.  This is one of my favorite sets to use!  I inked my image up with Versamark and then sponged it using Tim Holtz's Distress Ink in Pine Needles.  I used my Apoxy domes layered over some red paper from Basic Grey's Jovial paper pack  added some pop-up dots under my tree and there you have it!  Easy Peasy!!!   

Be sure to check out the other JUGS posts for more inspiration!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

MTME Pretty Pattern 36

Good Morning!
We have a fun sketch for you to try out this week at the MTME Pretty Pattern challenge.  Once again I'm using another MTME Digi image from the Holly Jolly pack. My sentiment is from the Secret Santa pack and my digi papers are from Candy Shoppe pack. 

 Come and play along with MTME Pretty Pattern sketch challenge this week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Just A Splash

I was very happy to find some free time to play along with The Play Date Cafe this week because I just love the splash of color challenges that they have.  I looked at the challenge last night and knew it was with a splash of orange but then proceeded to make one with a splash of yellow instead .  What an idiot I am!  LOL!!!  I knew it was orange too but I guess I really wanted to use my yellow felt.  So any whoo after using the right colors this is what I came up with.  

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Ghostly Time with Just Us Girls

Good Morning!
Bet you thought this was going to be a Halloween card when you read the title?!  Nope!  It's our technique challenge over at Just Us Girls this week and our hostest with the mostest is the one and only Lisa!  She is challenging us with the ghosting technique which a tutorial can be found here if you decide to have a go at it.  

I used a Tim Holt'z background script which I originally was going to use the piece I cut out of the middle but I couldn't get it to work into something I liked.  So... I ended up using the frame and cutting out an image from Graphic 45's Gentlemen collection that I inked up and put on pop-ups in the center of the cutout.  I used Tim Holtz's distress ink in Vintage Photo I like the look I got with this! I hope you get a chance to play along with JUGS this week!  I can't wait to pop by and see what you come up with! 

Check out what the rest of the Girls have created along with our November Guest Designer Kim O'Connell!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns sketch #35

I have to say I am just loving these little digi images that MTME has come out with for this Holiday season!  This weeks Pretty Patterns sketch just worked perfectly with this little elf from the Holly Jolly digi stamp stamp set!  The sentiment is from the Secret Santa digi stamp set and the digi papers I used are also from this months Candy Shoppe pack.

I hope you can find some time this week to play along with the Pretty Patterns challenge.

Monday, November 7, 2011

CR84FUN/Happy Wedding

Good Monday Morning!
I found myself on a creative roll last night and loved these colors that Mona came up with over at CR84FN.  I had some new stamps from INKADINKADO that I'd gotten at Michaels for 1/2 price that I just couldn't pass up and ave been itching to ink up!  LOL!  I love using black and white with a splash of color and keeping it clean and simple. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Pink Elephant...Distressed

It's Sunday afternoon and I find myself with a little "me" time to just play in my scrap room!  It feels soooo good to be caught up on everything at home and in the craft world!  So i decided to play along with The Pink Elephant challenge this week which is to distress.  One of my favorite techniques.  I got some new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps yesterday so I had to use them.  I actually combined last years Christmas stamps with this years!  I hope ya' like it and thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just Tri-It JUGS style

Good Morning!
This week at Just Us Girls it is a sketch challenge that is being hosted by none other then the fabulous Dana!  This is the fun sketch she came up with us to work with this week!  After much thought on what I was going to do I decided to use this fun template called Tri-It from My Time Made Easy.  It was just the right shape!  LOL!!!

I hope you get a chance to come and play along with Just Us Girls this week!

Check out what the rest of the design team has created with this fab sketch!

Friday, November 4, 2011

MTME's Holiday Year in Review

Today wraps up this months release at My Time Made Easy.  I'm sharing the fourth and final template being released this month called To the Point.  I used some of the new digi paper from the Farm House Fresh pack that I thought matched rather nicely with the Singing Silhouettes stamp set. I first used the cut file Caged and then stamped my image onto it for the focal point of my card.

I taped one end shut and used some seam binding that I sprayed and crinkled with
 some Marshmallow Glimmer mist for a little sparkle to close up the other end. 

 I thought this would make a cute little wedding set even for a gift card. 

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sweet Santa Treats

I'm back again with another project I've made using the new template called Cover Alls from My Time Made Easy.  The minute I saw this template I knew I wanted to make mine look like Santa pants.  I used some of my fur material for the edging along with some silver sparkle paper for the belt buckle and buttons.  The shimmer shows up much better in person trust me!
My card is made using the Mr. Claus digi image and paper from the Candy Claus collection from last months release and the sentiment is from the new digi set called Yummy Sentiments.

Check out what Debbie and Monique have to share today!