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Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Sister!

Today's my little sister's 13th birthday, and I am sharing the gift card holder I made for her today! :) She loves the DCWV stack called "The Colorful Life" that I have, so I used it on here. I have NEVER made a gift card holder before so this was all new to me!

The funny thing was that she didn't realize that the "Happy Birthday" part was a Target giftcard!! She kinda flipped it over and looked at it, and I said, "That's a gift card, Laura!" LOL :P

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 9.22.11

Woo hoo! Another Sketchy Thursdays layout done for me! :) I haven't participated in the ST challeges in a couple of weeks, and I had some scrappy time tonight, so I whipped out a layout pretty quickly! I think it took less than an hour for me to do this layout!

I am still in love with my October Afternoon paper, so I used some yummy 5&Dime on this page! The background page is from who-knows-where! I got it in a prize from Club Creating Keepsakes, and it didn't have a label when I got it. I'm thinking it's from GDC Studios. I'm not positive though.

I DID use the sketch on this page, although you can barely tell it! :P Do you ever do that sometimes?? I combined the vertical sewing along with the circle element to create my focal point in the pictures. I glued strips of paper on the page, then used a CD as a mask (a reject CD, I might add) and misted the whole page in blue. Then I sewed the edges between the misted part and the un-misted part.  

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Mist: Tattered Angels; Letter Thickers: American Crafts; Flowers: Prima; Brad: K&Company; Plastic Bow: Jenni Bowlin; Ribbon: American Crafts

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paper Crafts Rejects

I just thought I'd share my 5 cards that I sent in to Paper Crafts this last submission call! none of them got picked for publication, but I read somewhere that they had 1300 submissions for 100 spots! Whoa! I still like the cards I made though, and I thought I'd share them with my blog readers today!

Sorry- some of the pics aren't the best... :P

This one was for the the call to use numbers creatively.

Made using a card sketch!

For their "bands of color" call.

Another one for the "bands of color" call.

Made from a sketch!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sassy Lil Sketches Card and Layout

Happy Saturday, everyone! :)
Just popping in to share what I did last night! I worked on a Sassy Lil Sketch card AND layout! (and I'm also sharing a card I made last week at the end of this post)
I loved this sketch, and I used some of my pictures that I entered into the fair (and won 2nd place with, BTW) of my little sister.
I have a lot of pictures of her, and so I do a lot of layouts of her in
return! I used some amazing October Afternoon 5&Dime paper plus one piece from their Modern Homemaker line. And. I. LOVE. OA!! It's so awesome and I love it so much I won't have a problem at all using it!
September Week #2 Sassy Lil' Sketch

And then I have a card to share with you too! I mixed-and-matched all these different papers, and I think it looks like they all came in a kit! (nothing like bragging, right? LOL)
September Week #3 Sassy Lil' Card Sketch

And one last card!
September Week #1 Sassy Lil's Card Sketch

Friday, September 23, 2011

Moxie Fab World Cards

I know, I know- I'm so bad at spacing out my blog posts... it's just that I dumpy my memory card all at once, and then I want to post all the layouts and cards I have made for challenges! So, here's 2 cards I made from this lovely inspiration picture for the Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World.

I used the colors from this picture for both cards- basically red, white, kraft, and turquoise.
I didn't take the green from the picture- I liked just the turquoise/red/white combo.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp, Jenni Bowlin; Kraft Paper: Hobby Lobby; Baker's Twine: Etsy; Letter Stickers: Glitz Design; Paper Flower: Prima; Brad: K & Company; Eyelets: American Crafts

Supplies: Kraft Paper: Hobby Lobby; Letter Stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other: Patterned Paper, Blue Paper, Doily   

Be sure to check out the Moxie Fab World Challenges!! They have a lot of awesome ones, and hopefully you'll see me over there some more! :)

Sassy Lil Sketches Layout Sept. Week 1

Hello blog friends!

I have a layout to share with you today made from the September Week #1 layout sketch! This picture is from my sister's and my first day of school! My mom took the picture (one of the only two she took) and she's not the best photographer in the world, so sorry for the blurry picture! (Well, it doesn't look too bad when it's in a little picture now that I post it...) :P

I have been challenging myself lately to use up the paper that I have and match it myself (don't just use a kit that coordinates all together), so that's what I did with this layout. Not my favorite layout in the world, but I like it a little better after I added the stitching around the whole page.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge #14

I LOVE PRETTY LITTLE STUDIO SKETCHES! There. I said it. :) I really do love participating in challenges, and if you're looking for some awesome sketches, go to Pretty Little Studio's blog!

This layout is also for Amanda's challenge to use at least 2 photos that span a period of time. My photos are all the way from 1999 to the present! This layout is about me and my lil' sister. Click on the picture to see it more up-close.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check our Pretty Little Studio's challenges- I know you'll love them and their products! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Frosted Designs is now hosting card challenges! :)

Can I even BEGIN to say how excited I am about Frosted Designs NOW HOSTING CARD CHALLENGES?!?! Nope, probably not. I love FD challenges (although I've never won one!) and I love making cards, so it's the perfect combination! Here's Frosted Designs very first card sketch:

And here's my take on it! As you can see clearly, I flipped the sketch.
 I needed a "guy" birthday card, so I used some Nikki Sivils and Bella Blvd. paper plus a little Cosmo Cricket journaling card! (the airplane) I was trying to use a "Happy Birthday" rub-on, but only half of it rubbed on and so I had to rip it off with some tape and handwrite the sentiment (NOT my best handwriting, let me tell you!).
And of course, twine makes [most] everything prettier!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge

Just got back from travelling, and I had an urge to go scrap a page real quickly! I loved the strips of paper on the side, so that's the main concept I used from the sketch.

Favorite Companies

My favorite scrapbook company is Cosmo Cricket. I love the vintage feel of their products, but yet they have awesome colors too- not just dark browns and pinks! Here are some of Cosmo Cricket's products that just AMAZE me with their gorgeous-ness!

This Clementine Mini Deck is so adorable- I can just imagine some cards with this paper collection!

I have this Upcycle paper but I love it so much I don't want to use it! :P

One of my all-time favorite scrapbooking lines EVER- Material Girl!

I wasn't too sure about this Pixie-Licious line, but once I got some, I LOVE it! The colors are so pretty in this particular line.

So... what is YOUR favorite scrapbook company? I'd love to know!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Etsy Finds

Thought I'd share some things I have found on Etsy that are really cute!!
These crocheted flowers here would be the perfect embellishment for your next scrappy project! There are so many colors!
18 Crocheted  multi color   Daisy flowers  for appliques/cards/scrapbookings,crafts

Aren't these wooden heart buttons too cute?!
9 Wood buttons, Heart Shape, 10mm, for button jewelry, scrapbooking, bags, crafts

I love this typewriter stamp.
Vintage typewriter rubber stamp WM 2.5x1.7 inches

Eventually I want to buy some of this brightly colored baker's twine!
Baker's Twine Sampler Pack - 15 yards of each color - 8 colors - 120 yards total

Isn't this Cosmo Cricket fabric wallet adorable?? I can just imagine it in my purse!!
Dorothy ID / Business Card Wallet

And last but not least, I LOVE this little camera/ipod/cellphone holder!
Cell phone holder, camera, ipod, blackberry Floral Geomeric and dots - Ready to Ship
Thanks for coming by my blog and checking out these awesome Etsy finds! Hopefully I'll have some new things to post soon! :)