Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #25

Good mornin' to all my blogging buddies.  This card has been finished for a couple of days and I finally had the time to get it posted.  Thanks again Waltzingmouse for another great sketch!

what I used..................................
Basic Grey - jovial
Kraft cardstock
music paper bought at a thrift store
snowflakes - Cricut cartridge Christmas Cheer
Darice hemp glitter cord
snowflake stamp
craft glitter
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter
Versa Magic ink

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #92

This is the first card that I've made in almost a week, maybe over a week!!  I needed a little creative break, but now I'm ready to hit those card challenges.  Its funny that I made this card last night before I saw the challenge sketch for week #92 over at CARD PATTERNS.  I think my card fits the challenge......what do ya think?
what I used.......................
scraps from my scrap bin
bakers twine
music paper that I bought at my local thrift shop (great find)
snowman stamp


It's very rainy and cold here today, so I decided it was a perfect time to give my blog a little make over.  Now I'm ready for Christmas!  Well.......sort of!!  I hope everyone is enjoying what is left of our Thanksgiving holiday.  I guess its time to get back to card makin'!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Simple Center Piece

I found this great little center piece as I was recipe surfing tonight.  I don't know how I ended up at ReaderDigest.com!!  They had 10 simple table decorating tips and this was one of them.  I think it would make a great center piece for your table and you would still have lots of room for the turkey!!  Now I gotta get back to finding a good recipe for a corn casserole.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I just got home from hanging out with my 2 year old grandson.  Mommy and Daddy took a much needed trip to Tahoe, so I got to have me some Dominick time!  Last night he looked so sad when it was his bedtime, his bottom lip was quivering and he kept asking me if I was going to come get him when he woke up.  So maw decided that the two of us were going to camp out for the night on the couch.  He was one happy camper!!  I'm sure mommy and daddy will want to shoot me later tonight when he wants to camp out again.  But us maw's get to spoil them that way.  So now about my project that I started Friday night and finished up last night with Dominick's help.  Jessica from LIVING THE SWELL LIFE posted a rag wreath she had made and I just had to try one for myself.  It was really easy to make and I have already started another one.  Jessica used ribbon to hang hers, I decided to tie a few of the rag strips together to hang mine and I love the look.

what I used.......................................
**wire that I purchased at the hardware store - maybe a little heavier than a wire hanger - I cut it approx. 40" and formed a circle, I did not double wrap it and its plenty sturdy
**fabric torn into 1" x 8" strips
**a little ribbon, a little netting and few strips of ric-rac
**and a little birdie from my Christmas stash

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge #36

I made this card last night for this weeks Shabby Tea Room Challenge.  We were to get our inspiration from the above photo.

what I used................................
Upsy Daisy Designs - A Walk in the Park
Kraft cardstock
TPC Studio - Rustic Garden felt stickers
Versa Magic chalk ink
mint green tea binding - Simple Treasures etsy shop

Monday, November 15, 2010

2S4Y #66

Good mornin'!  Happy Monday!  I'm home on my morning break and I just finished up this card.  It is based on the above sketch given to us by 2S4Y.  I made the little birdie myself.  I love handmade embellies and I really need to start making more of them........so much nicer and cheaper than store bought!

what I used..............................
Kraft cardstock
BoBunny - Midnight Frost Collection
tag made from a scrap
Rose Petal Cupcake binding - Simple Treasures etsy shop
and the birdie was made by me!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

MyGrafico Challenge #74

This is my first time playing over at  MyGrafico.  I was blog surfing again early this morning and came across this fabulous sketch.  I just had to play along!  I'm really getting into glitter this holiday season.  I can't believe this is my 3rd post today........somebody stop me!

what I used.................................
Best Creation Inc. - FaLaLa Christmas
Kraft cardstock
Best Creation Inc. glitter element sticker
Celebrate It Holiday ribbon
glitter, glitter and more glitter
Aleene's paper glaze
Cricut cartridge - George

Card Patterns Sketch #90

Card Patterns gave us another great sketch to play with this week.  I had fun making snowflakes for this one.  I cut them out with my Cricut, painted and glittered them up and added some bling!  Its hard to see in the photo, but the lace behind the snowflakes has been sprinkled with glass microbeads.  Its really pretty in person.  I'm also entering this card over at Sew Many Cards - Blue & White Challenge.

what I used.....................

Bo Bunny - Midnight Frost Collection
Cricut Cartridge - Christmas Cheer
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter - crystal
Martha Stewart glass microbeads - clear
Darice glitter hemp cord
Kraft cardstock
Aleene's paper glaze
Ceramcoat paint - white & blue

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #23 - Cute Card Thursday

Good morning!  I can't believe I forgot to turn off my 4am alarm, so here I am!  I finished up this card yesterday and could not get a good photo of it.  So this morning I set up a little photo area and I think it came out much better than the shots I was getting outside yesterday.  I made this card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #23.  Each week the provide us with a great sketch and this is my take on it.  I also entered this card over at Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes.

what I used................................
Basic Grey - jovial winter garden
Basic Grey jovial layered stickers
Mark Richards crystal stickers (great find at Michael's)
Primrose cookie dough binding - Simple Treasures etsy shop

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Get Sketchy Challenge #64

I loved using this sketch from GET SKETCHY this week.  I always look forward to seeing what they have for us each week.  Thanks for the inspiration!  I just bought myself some glitter tinsel from Martha Stewart and I love it!    I picked up the bling on clearance over at Michael's this week.  I think I will go back and see if they still have some.  I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.  Its a kick back crafty day for me.....whoo-hoo!

what I used............................
Maya Road Kraft Doilies
Royal Langnickel rub on
Kraft cardstock
Aleene's paper glaze
Dew Drop pigment ink
Martha Stewart tinsel glitter - crystal & florentine gold
Celebrate It Holiday ribbon
Mark Richards crystal stickers
Cricut cartridge - George
Merry Christmas stamp

Friday, November 12, 2010


Oh My Gosh.......these are adorable and so easy to make!  I found them at Our Best Bites, they have posted very easy instructions for putting these little guys together.......so click on the link and check 'em out!

Color Throwdown #118

While doing a little blog surfing I found another challenge to enter.....whoo-hoo!  The challenge over at Color Throwdown wanted us to get our inspiration from the above colors.......... SOFT SUEDE, CHERRY COBBLER and KRAFT.  I think I did pretty well with the cherry cobbler and the kraft, but.....finding soft suede wasn't the easiest thing for me (without going shopping that is) so, I used what I call a light suede!!  Works for me and I hope it works for the challenge.

what I used.......................................
scrap paper (I can't remember the maker)
Kraft cardstock
Craft Essentials rub on
Basic Grey woolies felt sticker
glue adhesive

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shabby Tea Room week #35 - "Lavender & Lace"

It's all about Lavender & Lace over at the Shabby Tea Room this week!  We were given the above photo for our inspiration.  I knew I had the Anna Griffin paper and did a little digging to find it.  I have had this paper for some time!!  Anyway, I was pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it too.

what I used...........................
paper by Anna Griffin
Kraft cardstock
Wrights lace & pearls
Craft Essentials flowers
Versa Magic chalk ink
pearl & crystal thingy from Michaels wedding section