Wednesday, August 31, 2011

#32 Thank You Card

Here is a quick thank you card I made.  I wanted to try stamping the image in So Saffron and then again in Melon Mambo.

SU! Cardstock - Melon Mambo
SU! Designer Series Paper - Sweet and Sour (Retired)
Faith in Nature stamp set from SU!
SU! Seam binding ribbon - Very Vanilla

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

#31 10 Weeks of Halloween Week 2

Hello Crafty Friends! It's another of Halloween projects for your inspiration.  Here is a quick card I made using my new Happy Haunting cricut cartridge and A Haunting We Will Go stamp set by Pink By Design.


Recollections Cardstock and Pattern Paper
Happy Haunting Cricut Cartridge
Buccaneer Imagine Cartridge
A Haunting We Will Go PBD stamp set
Memento Ink
SU! Modern Label Punch
Pop dots

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blog Award

I just received an award from Jen over at  Thank you so much!

As part of this award, I have to answer the following 12 questions and pass this on to 6 people.  Here are the answers to my questions:

Name your favorite color? Do I really have to pick one? Hope, purple, and green.
Name your favorite song? Currently it's "Love you like a love song" by Selena Gomez
Name your favoirte dessert? Cinnamon buns
What wizzes you off at the moment? I had to throw away food in the fridge because of power outage.  Thanks Hurricane Irene!
Your favorite pet? I don't have any pets.
Black or white? Black
Your biggest fear? Spiders
Best feature? Eyes
Everyday attitude? Calm and going with the flow 
What is perfection? My daughter
Guilty pleasure? DVDs and crafting supplies
When you're upset? I eat!

This award is being passed on to: 

Frank-Lee -
Raina -
Maribel -
Tameko -
Tracey -
Natasha -

Saturday, August 27, 2011

#30 First Center Step Card

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone on the East Coast is safe.  It has been one  heck of a week for the East coast.  First an earthquake, now a hurricane.

Well, I decided to take to the craft room to take my mind off the hurricane.  I created my first ever center step card.  I am so happy how it turned out.  I am entering this card in the Birthday Sundaes Challenge.

SU! Whisper White
DCWV Glam Gal Stack
SU! Watercolor Trio stamp set
Formal Occasion Cricut Cartridge
All Wrapped Up Imagine Cartridge (for the dress form colors)

Friday, August 26, 2011

(#29) MAG Challenge #41

It's Friday! Today is challenge day for DT#1 over at MAG.  This week's which challenge is to create a project using the Sweet Treats cricut cartridge page 45.  I decided to make a layout using the Fairytale paper stack from The Paper Studio.  I thought that the paper was so gorgeous that I didn't want to cut it.  I cut out 3 crowns at 1.5 inches.  I used the Pink By Design "All Girl" stamp sets to placed sentiments over the photo mats.


SU! Regal Rose Cardstock
Fairytale Pattern Paper by the Paper Studio
Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge (pg. 45)
Pink By Design "All Girl" Stamp Set

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#28 It's a Jungle Out There

Happy Wednesday!  It has been a bag of nerves here in Northern Virginia.  Some of us experienced our first earthquake.  I was in the middle of a meeting when we felt the building shake.  We had to leave the building.  It took me 4.5 hours to get home.  No cabs would take me into Northern Virginia from DC.  I had to take 3 buses to get to my car and then I was late picking up my daughter.  My legs are hurting from all the walking I had to do too!

So, on to this week's Cricut Cardz Challenge.  The theme this week is "It's a Jungle Out There!"  Make a child’s birthday card using something you’d see in a jungle…monkey, lion, tiger, giraffe, zebra, hippo, etc, and any cartridges or colors you’d like.

For my card, I wanted to make something different.  So I googled animals of the jungle and noticed that crocodiles were in the jungle.  This made me bring out the cartridge Crocs Rule.  I cut everything out at 4" using my cricut imagine.  I used some pattern paper that I had in my stash.  The sentiment came from Pink By Design Crikey stamp set.  Also, this is my first time making a Z fold card.

Monday, August 22, 2011

10 Weeks of Halloween

Hello crafters! Welcome to the first week of Stampin' Pearls 10 Weeks of Halloween.  Each week I am going to a project to inspire some of those Halloween projects that people may be working on.  This week, I have a really simple card I made using Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland.  I have never used Graphic 45 paper before, so I was a little intimidated by using this collection.  I cut out one of the pictures and pattern paper.  I don't remember where I got this sketch from but I wanted to use for this card.  I added some divine twine to bring out the Mad Hatter picture.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

#27 Cest La Vie

Hello Crafty Friends!  Lately I have been trying to be more focus when it comes to my crafting.  I have decided to select a couple of cartridges and stamp sets to make projects with.  The first cartridge is Wall Decor and More.  I decided to case the card that was showcased in the booklet.  It was pretty easy to make; however, the card fold that was used was alittle difficult to sit up.  I had to place a piece of cardstock in the back to make the card sit up straight. 

Also, I am entering this card in the Paper Cutz Challenge which is to make a project using turquoise, red, black and white.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Creative Time Stamp Release

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to share a quick post.  Emma over at My Creative Time is showcasing her lastest stamp release this week.  Click on link and see what she and her design team has created.

#26 Not So Seriously Birthday

Happy Monday! Well, I was on my way to work to hear that one of the train stops have been suspended due to flooding.  We had to get off at the Braddock Road station and take a shuttle to the airport in order to get back on the train.  Well, that was too much, especially for a Monday.  I am fortunate enough to be allowed to work from home, so I just retuned home.

Here is a card that I started yesterday and completed today.  All of the supplies are from Stampin' Up! I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes - Use at least 3 brads
Casual Friday - CFC #15

Clean and Simple - FTL #15

Friday, August 12, 2011

#25 M.A.G. Challenge #37

TagsBagsBoxesAndMore_page30.PNGHappy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend.  I have no special plans, but I am in need for some much needed sleep.  This week's challenge over at M.A.G Challenge by the Page is page 89 of Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.  I haven't really worked with tags before, so I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do.  Here is what I came up with:

I sprayed Terra Cotta Antiquing Solution on the tan side of the cardstock.  I used SU! Notably Ornate to stamp a journaling spot.  Using My Mind's Eye Lost and Found paper collection to create the other side of the tag and the pocket.

I used the Artisan Etching SU! stamp set to stamp the crowns and Eiffel Tower on the pattern paper.   

I am not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but I used some Perfect Pearl Mist on both sides of the tag.


Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found
SU! Notably Ornate and Artisan Etchings
Memento Tuxedo Black, Brown
Perfect Pearls,
Victorian Trim from SU!
Terra Cotta Antiquing Solution
Clip from SU!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

#24 Nautical Explorations

Ahoy mates! Today, I am sharing a card created using the Open Sea stamp set from Stampin' Up! It is currently in our Summer Mini.  I used a lot of tone on tone for the card.

Cardstock - SU! Not Quite Navy
DSP - Nautical Expedition 
Stamps - SU! Open Sea
Accessories - Antique Brads, Baker's Twine

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

#23 Full of Hearts

Happy Wednesday! It's challenge day over at Cricut Cardz Challenge.  This week's challenge is to make a card with hearts using any cartridge and any colors except red and pink.   For my card, I decided to use the heart shape installed in the Cricut Imagine and Bubblegum Stripes.  I used the diaper fold technique and attached it to the card base and wanted hearts spilling out of it.  To create some separation from all the purple and blue used in the card, I added some faux stitching around the heartsI love how it turned out.  

Cardstock - SU! Marina Mist
Pattern Paper - DCWV The Glam Gal Stack
Cartridge - Cricut Imagine Bubblegum Stripes
Accessories - Antique Brad, white gel pen
Stamps - Pink By Design Be Mine

Saturday, August 6, 2011

#22 Spotted in the Pink By Design Community

Good Morning Everyone! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend so far.  My daughter and I are visiting my mom since my aunt came into town from New York.  I am going to miss crafting since I am finally getting back into my craft room.  Even though, I am not finish with trying to get some organization in my craft room, but my dining room was starting to look like a complete mess.  So, I had to move some things around so I can get back into my room and be comfortable.  

On to some good news!  I have been spotted in the Pink By Design Community.  Thank you, Sarah!  Have you been to the Pink By Design Community?  It's a great place to get some inspiration and to share your projects.  There are forum where we can discuss anything.  In case you haven't heard of Pink By Design, Sarah is going to be one of the new host for the My Craft Channel!  Sarah and her husband have their own line of stamps that consist of sentiments, images and background stamps.  You have to check them out here.

You can check out Sarah's blog --> here.