Monday, August 31, 2009

More Midnight Madness

I used this week's sketch to make my grandmother's birthday card and I'm planning on submitting it to the DT call at Club Anya b/c I figured why not? :D Anyways, hope GMa likes it :-)

Vintage Flare Birthday


  • cs - DCWV
  • pp - My Mind's Eye
  • ink - Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
  • dry emboss - Zing Clear
  • image - Hello Ian (TGF)
  • brown fun flock
  • Martha Stewart markers
  • bling - Basic Grey
  • 2 ribbons - my stash
  • Sketch: MMSC16 (click to go to the blog)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Goodies I've Received....

For winning the Grand Prize during the Week of Challenges over at Club Anya .....

The WHOLE August Release!!!

For being the random number drawn from Stephanie's blog ......

LOTS 0f Pink & Brown Ribbon and Flowers!

Monday, August 24, 2009

It's official ....

.... I have the flu :-( so I won't be doing any crafting for the next couple of days. It's stinky too b/c today was the first day of fall semester's just starting and already I'm going to be at least 2 days behind (grrrr). However, on a up note I received my 'Grand Prize' package from the Greeting Farm and my assortment of crocheted flowers from SweetPeaToad (and they are just too cute!). I'll post pics tomorrow of my goodies cuz now I'm headed back to sleep (which is all it seems I'm able to do lately).

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Getting ready for Halloween

So I've been sick all weekend and didn't have much time nor the energy to make cards. I tried finishing up my custom bday invite order but ran out of materials (boo). Then I realized today was Sunday and I still hadn't done a card for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge so I quickly scraped something together. With my brain in a cloud of fuzziness I miscalculated the image size so it actually covers up most of my card including the 3 separate rectangles that you can see in the sketch. Tomorrow I'll see if I can remedy this but here's what I have for now....

Best Witches

  • pp - Imaginisce Halloween
  • cs - DCWV
  • image - Dustin Pike
  • string - Elmer's
  • spider buttons - random
  • eyelets - K&Co
  • sketch - MMSC15

(the updated card)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Working with PSE7

So I've been playing around with my scrapbooking papers and my photoshop elements 7 program. I love creating things with this! Here's a Halloween birthday digital invitation I came up with....

  • pp - My Minds Eye Boo You
  • PSE7
  • font - SBC Whimsy Joggle

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sweet Deals Abound

I have some sweet news to spread....

Julie at ABC Toys and Crafts is offering some awesome blog candy just cuz :-) Click on the image to take you to the details for how to enter.

Clear Dollar Stamps is celebrating a new website with sweet deals throughout...go check it out :-)

Monday, August 17, 2009

I can't believe it!!!

I won the GRAND PRIZE over at Club Anya for participating in the week of challenges. How stinkin' cool is that?! See look....

What is the grand prize you ask? Well, it's the entire set of The Greeting Farm's August new releases. *jumping for joy*

BTW isn't the new shop purty??? I think so :-) Anyways, hop on over to Club Anya to view the super awesome entries that won for each day and then hop on over to the gallery to see why it was so hard to choose winners ;-)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Crafting Craziness!

So today I started on some custom work for the private requests I've received on request is for a one year bday invite and the other is a mini-note card set. When I finish these I'll definitely post them :-)

Now on to the card I made for the Basic Grey Challenge and Thursday's Smile & Shine challenge over at A Week of Challenges at TGF. BGC was to follow a sketch and TGF's challenge was to use lots and lots of bling ;-) Here's what came out of the crafting machine (lol me..hehee):

Purple Birthday Wishes

  • pp - BG Eva
  • cs - DCWV
  • stamp - Princess Anya (TGF)
  • half pearls - Lavender (BG)
  • purple gems - misc
  • flower die cuts - Sizzix
  • flower w/gem - Petaloo Flora Doodle
  • ribbon - my stash
  • brad - my stash
  • ink - VersaCraft
  • sketch - BG Challenge Blog

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Midnight Madness Take 2

So remember when I tried to make a house front for the Midnight Madness Sketch this week....well I revisited the sketch and with the addition of the color scheme coming from the week of challenges over at The Greeting Farm & Club Anya I was able to produce something I deemed MMSC worthy ;-) When I ran out of permanent glue dots I had to improvise but yesterday I stopped by my favorite scrapbooking store to pick up my refill and all they had was the refill for the repositionable glue dots. While it's nice that if you misplace your piece that you're working on you don't harm your card in any way, the silly little things don't adhere well in the long run. In other words before I sell or give away this card I'm going to have to go back and re-glue down everything (boo). Anyways I give you my creation for the MMSC14 and the Wednesday Brown & Blue challenge......

Brown Blue Bride

  • pp - My Mind's Eye, DCWV
  • cs - DCWV
  • border punch - EK Success
  • pearl dots - Basic Grey
  • ribbon - Michaels
  • flower - Making Memories
  • gem brad - Making Memories
  • color - watercolor pencils
  • dry emboss - Zing White
  • piercer
  • oval nestabilities - Spellbinders
  • sketch - MMSC14

I'm so excited! I'm so excited!

I'm scared. LOL do you remember Jessie saying that on Saved by the Bell? The quote just popped into my head after I sold my first card today!!!! Why that quote...who knows but maybe it had something to do with the fact that the card I sold was my Spooktacular Halloween card (get it, I'm excited but the card is scary? LOL). Anyways just thought I would update y'all on my good news and in celebration I will add an extra goodie to my blog candy :-)


So when I saw the new Midnight Madness Sketch for this week I immediately thought of a window and flower box....well what I envisioned and what I actually produced are TWO extremely different things (LOL). I don't think this is quite up to MMSC caliber so I'm probably going to redo the sketch with another card but I thought I would at least share the card I did make....

Welcome Home

  • cs & pp - DCWV Indian Fall
  • stamp - Rain Snow or Shine Miss Anyas (TGF)
  • nestabilities - fancy square & scalloped oval
  • ribbon - Pebbles & Co
  • clear window - SheetLoad ShortCuts
  • candy dots (colored with copics to match pp)
  • color - copics
  • sketch: MMSC14

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another Sweet Tooth Add-on

Gayle is celebrating her successful blog and her followers with an awesome blog candy full of CHA goodies! Stop by here blog before August 21st to enter.

A Week of Challenges at Club Anya

So there's no TGF new release for the 15th of the month (*tear*) but there is a fun week of challenges to participate in :-) Monday's challenge was to make a card with a 'back to school' theme. I don't really have anyone I know going back to school so I made it into a thank you card. Here's what I came up with.....

Apple Thanks

  • cs & pp - DCWV
  • stamp - Teacher Anya (TGF)
  • ribbon - Making Memories
  • black ink - VersaCraft
  • clear card - ShortCuts

Today's challenge (Tuesday) is to make a card with a 'crazy hair day' theme. As Halloween is just around the corner I decided to take inspiration from the new Spooktacular stamp set and my new papers from My Mind's Eye. I altered Nurse Anya and gave her a spider-inspired dress. Here's the final project.....


  • cs - DCWV
  • pp - My Mind's Eye (Spooked)
  • stamp - Nurse Anya
  • circle nestabilities
  • ink - VersaCraft
  • dry emboss - Zing Black
  • ribbon - Michaels

Monday, August 10, 2009

Farm Fresh Friday....

It's that time again....time for another sketch at Farm Fresh Friday. I wanted to make a Christmas card b/c really you can never have too many :-) I used my new crochet ribbon as well as my new i silk ribbon that I just received from i {heart} paper. This card provided a little extra difficulty as I ran out of roller dot glue and had to use liquid glue & glue yeah not so fun :-P

Watching Over You

  • cs/pp - DCWV Luxary Stack
  • cs - DCWV
  • stamp - Sheppard Boy (TGF)
  • ink - VersaCraft
  • ribbon - i {heart} paper
  • popup dots
  • sketch from FFF:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #29

So this was my first time working with a long card and I must say it was interesting. I really loved the sketch for this week and almost right away know what I wanted to do for my card....that all changed when my order of Verve stamps came in today. I decided to put my new butterflies to work ;-) Here's my take....

Thinking of You

  • card blank - K&Co
  • pp - DCWV Whimsy
  • cs - DCWV
  • button - Basic Grey
  • butterfly stamp - Verve Fluttering By
  • sentiment stamp - Heidi Grace
  • black ink - VersaCraft
  • circle punch - EK success
  • popup dots
  • sketch - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

This just in.... newest stamps from The Greeting Farm!!!! I almost have the entire collection :-P

So today when I went to make a card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and decided on birthday paper there was really only one image to go I whipped out my new Birthday Anya stamp! I totally love her; she's just that cute :-) Here's what I finally produced....

Anya Birthday

  • cs - DCWV
  • pp & tag - Me & My Big Ideas (Celebrate)
  • stamp - TGF Birthday Anya
  • ink -VersaCraft
  • gems - Michaels
  • punches - EK success (circle & square), Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • color - copics & watercolor pencils with some glitter pen thrown in
  • popup dots & dot roller glue
  • sketch - Midnight Madness

The Butterfly Project

Got butterfly die cuts, stencils, punches or are just good with a pair of sissors??? Then you could help contribute to a worthy project of remembrance.

The Butterfly Project

1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust. In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.


1. Create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
  • Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
  • Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
  • Glitter should not be used.
  • Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
2. If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to
3. Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2011, with the following information included:
  • Your name,
  • Your organization or school,
  • Your address,
  • Your e-mail address, and
  • The total number of butterflies sent.
4. Mail or bring your butterflies to:

Holocaust Museum Houston
Butterfly Project
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

I just found out about this today so I'll get started on making my butterflies, how about you?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sweet Tooth Add-ons

The following crafty bloggers are celebrating with blog candy
  1. Maria is celebrating summer
  2. Rowena is celebrating making the DT for Sugarnellie
  3. Rach is just celebrating :-)
  4. Darlene is celebrating over 30k hits and her 1 year blogaversary!!
  5. Don't forget my blog candy (see top post on sidebar for details)
See my sidebar candy jar for details and links.

Tweet little birdies....

So I had some time tonight to make one card before I had to go to bed. I wanted to do some of the challenges I usually participate in but hadn't got the chance to recently. Tonight's card is actually for two challenges. The sketch comes from CPS127 and the colors come from The Corrosive Challenge #23.

Here's the sketch:

Here are the colors:

My take which as you can see is close to the color combo but not quite on the money though it was the best I could do with my supplies:

  • cs & pp - DCWV Summer Stack
  • stamp - Imaginisce
  • ink - Versamark/craft (something like that)
  • nail file (to give worn look)
  • paper piercer
  • popup dots

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ABC Toys & Crafts giveaway!!!

$25.00 Giveaway at ABC Toys & Crafts

ATTENTION:"A Set a Day Giveaway"
Featuring the NEW sets from "MY CUTE STAMPS"
Starts August 3rd and ends August 7th.
Go and comment daily on the ABC Design Blog post and you could win the stamp set featured that day. Just go to ABC Design Blog for all the details.
Also, the store owner, Julie, has a $25 Shopping Spree to the STORE to give away this week. So check out the Store Blog and see how to win.

Monday, August 3, 2009

FFF Sketch III

Time for another Farm Fresh Friday Sketch!!! I really liked this one as it had so many possibilities. I haven't used a ShortCuts Frosted card in awhile so I decided to break one out and use it for my card base. With so many friends getting hitched I thought I might increase my wedding card stash. To go with my wedding themed papers I decided to alter my Anya/Ian couple from the Cake Topper set. I made Anya a blushing bride and made the set up look like it was a wedding portrait photo with her smelling her bouquet. To make the flower embellishments I used 3 different flower punches and heat embossed my white brads to make them silver. I think I really like how this turned out....what about you?

I do

  • pp -
  • cs - DCWV Metallics
  • card base - medium frosted card blank (ShortCuts)
  • sentiment tag - Making Memories
  • stamps - Cake Topper (TGF), Bella Topiary (Stamping Bella)
  • punches - Nesties, EK Success, other
  • brads - K&Co
  • embossing powder - Zing Silver
  • emboss folder - Swiss Dots (Cuddlebug)
  • pop up dots
  • adhesive gems - Michaels
  • sketch:

My DT entry....

...for the Anyone for Anyas? Challenge blog. I honestly think 90% of the cards I make have some TGF stamp on them--I'm totally addicted! So when I first saw the sketch immediately I knew what I was going to do...well at least how I was going to alter it. Then today I decided to stop by my fav scrapbooking store to grab me some QuickKutz dies while they were 1/2 off. While I was eyeing things I really didn't need I came across an adorable pp from American Crafts with puzzle pieces on it and I just knew that was what my card's pp would be. I also got a nice surprise when I went to check out...apparently I had finally spent enough money to get a $10 customer appreciation coupon...WOOOHHOOOO! On that high I went straight home to make the card. I whipped out my Sizzix puzzle die cut, altered Teacher Anya and put it all together. I also tried a new technique....paper piercing....though I'm not sure I did it quite right (oh well you have to learn somewhere, right?). So without further ado, here's my submission to the DT call....

Love U To Pieces

  • pp - American Crafts (Kids)
  • cs - DCWV
  • ribbon - Michaels
  • stamp - Teacher Anya (TGF)
  • colors - watercolor pencils & copics
  • tag - Me&my big ideas
  • brad - K&Co
  • die cut - Sizzix Puzzle
  • ink - craft smart (brick red & black)

Anyone for Anya???

ME, me, me, me! Hee hee. Can you tell I LOVE Anya and all her friends over at The Greeting Farm?? I just found TGF stamps around May of this year and boy am I hooked. The stamps are just too darn cute :-)

Okay on to the important part: Anyone for Anya is a new challenge blog that has Anya and The Greeting Farm featured 24/7 seven days a week...LOL okay maybe not but at least there will be a new challenge every Sunday. So if you need your Anya fix stop on by to try out for the new DT by August 8th and then for the very 1st challenge on August 25th. I can't wait for this challenge blog to get rollin'!

For more details: Anyone for Anya?