Monday, October 27, 2014

Fitztown Challenge #59 - Distress

Today starts another challenge at the Fitztown Challenge blog
The challenge them for this fortnight is
Whenever I think I always this vintage. It could be because often of vintage items have distressed edges and discoloration. So here's my inspiration for you for the challenge. Be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation for a chance to win some fabulous Fitztown digital images.

Fitztown image - Cameo 11
Misc design paper
Tim Holtz ticket
Spellbinder Nestabilities Oval die
Tim Holtz "filmstrip die"
Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink
Frantic Stamper "camera die"
Dienamic "Reel Life" die
Stampendous Embossing Powder
Stampendous Frantage embossing powder
Organza ribbon
Clear Rhinestone bling
Small flowers
Foam dots

Challenges entered
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Craft-Dee BowZ -  nything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Cardmakers -  Die Cutting and/or Punching
House of Cards - Punch and/or Die
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Anything Goes

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #211

Welcome back for another Corrosive Challenge. This time we have two sponsors:
Nikki Burnett
offering 3 images
offering 4 images
Our theme for this challenge is
Show us your fairies, witches, wizards, dragons and other mythical creatures!
Stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!
I created a Joy Fold card using a Splitcoasterstampers tutorial.

Sassy Studio image
Copic Markers
Misc papers
Glitter paper
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Glitter glue
Foam dots
Challenges entered
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Butterfly
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With The Dragon - Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hippy Birthday

Today at the Outlawz Paper A La Mode,  the challenge this is an easy one...
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is one of my absolute favorites...
Sassy Studio Design
Be sure to check out my other design team members fabulous creations and to enter your own. Be sure to follow all the directions for uploading you creations to maximize your chance for winning. Have a great Saturday!

Hippy Chic 2 image - Sassy Studio Designs
Create w/TLC sentiment
Copic Markers
Kraft cardstock base 
Crop A Dile Corner Chomper
Spellbinder Nestabilities Deckled Rectanglse
DCWV design paper
Organza ribbon
Clear Rhinestone Bling
Dienamics Fishtail Stax
Recollections Glittered Peace symbol brad
Foam dots

Challenges entered
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Anything Goe
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Use a Sentiment
Digi Choosday Challenge -Birthday Celebrations
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Inspiration Destination Anything Goes

Did you know there's a new blog in town? Maybe not town but definitely in blog land. It's called Inspiration Destination and is the brain-child of Ema Martinez. It's a weekly "Anything Goes" challenge blog with fabulous sponsors including Sherri Baldy, Rick St. Dennis, and Robyn's Fetish just to name a few. Our sponsor this week is 


 Be sure to stop by and say, "Hi!" and get some inspiration and to enter your own creation! 

Crafty Sentiments image and sentiment
Copics Markers
Design paper from my stash
Stampendous embossing powder
Spellbinders Nestabilities die
Frantic Stamper "Bat & Ghosts" die
Tim Holtz "Black Soot" distress ink
Rhinestone bling
White Gelly Roll pen
Foam dots

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

I'm One of the Outlawz

That's right. I'm now a member of the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode design team. The Paper Ala Mode team has a weekly challenge with the winner winning freebies from the sponsor. This week our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and they are offering a $21 gift card to their shop. Our challenge them this week is...
The Great Pumpkin
We want to see all of your pumpkin inspired creations!
Be sure to visit the Outlawz for more inspiration and to enter your own "Great Pumpkin!" 

Bugaboo image
Copic Markers
Anna Griffin die w/coordinating embossing folder
Misc papers including Martha Stewart
Frantic Stamper "small bow" die
Tim Holtz "soot" Distress Ink
Foam dots
Challenges entered
Mojo Monday - W - Sketch*
Hiding in my Craft Room - Embossing!
Catch The Bug - October Anything Goes Challenge
Open-Minded Challenges - - Pumpkins / Jack o' Lanterns
Pumpkin spice - Harvest or Halloween
Sisterhood of the SnarkyStampers - H is for Hopeful Halloween
We Do Doobadoo Challenge -  Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fitztown Anything Goes

Yikes! Where have I been? I have to apologize for missing the Fitztown Challenge Blog  "Anything Goes" post and card. The challenge for this fortnight went live on Sunday. Before to pop in at the blog for more inspirations and to enter your own creation for a chance to win free digital images. You must use a digi to enter.

Fitztown Winter Collection image
Copic Markers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Dienamics Fishtail Stax die
Dienamics Round Pierced die
Dienamics Mini Wavy Pennants
Snowflake cut outs from EK Success "snowflake" edge punch
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Fiskars Star punch
Rhinestone stars
Foam Dots

Challenges entered
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
House of Cards - (October) Punch and/or Die
Melonheadz Friends Challenge -  Lots of Layers
Pile It On - 2 or More Die Cuts

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Ready Set Smile

My and my husband's favorite aunt (my side of the family) celebrated a birthday on Sunday. This is the card he dug from my stash to give to her.

The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and was colored w/Copic Markers. After coloring, the image was cut with a Dienamics Pierced Square Die. I'm sure I used a sketch but can't recall where it originated. The design papers are from my stash. I also used a Cuddlebug embossing folder and Spellbinders Nestabilities Pennant die with the sentiment from Creat w/TLC. Although it's not showing up well in the photos I also used a glue pen and Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder to add highlights to the cake. Finally I added foam squares, flowers from my stash, clear rhinestone bling, and Gelly Roll pen as the finishing touches. 

My aunt is crafty in her own right so this card along with a craft store gift card were the perfect gift!

Challenges entered

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with twist - add some Yellow
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Pop it Up
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - depict something sweet or make something for your sweetie
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
House of Cards -  (October) Punch and/or Die
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle - (October) Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes
The Squirrel & The Fox - Happy Birthday

Monday, October 13, 2014

Frantic Stamper Clean and Simple Foursome

I'm proud to say I'm a member of the Frantic Stamper, Inc. design team. If you've not shopped at Frantic Stamper, Inc., you have missed a one-stop shop scrapbooking experience. Fran Robertson is the owner operator, while Kathy Berger is the resident Frantic Stamper Precision die designer. You can pre-order releases and easily shop the in-stock assortment. With this latest release I am doing the happy dance. Remember Steve Martin's excitement with the release of the new phone book in The Jerk? That was me when I received my new dies. I am in awe of the simplicity as well as the detail of them all. Is that an oxymoron? How can something be simple and yet still detailed. I don't know but they are awesome. Frantic Stamper dies fuel my creative arsenal and make me better than I ever thought I could be. Please do take the time to visit the online store. I am sure you'll find something you love!
Now that I'm finished gushing...check out my latest creations.

I am not a Clean and Simple girl but using Frantic Stamper Inc dies, this is CAS done right. I created these quartet of cards using dies only. Each card uses four dies. I could have created more but I just couldn't wait to share these. The dies used are Elementals #1 (FRA-Die-09306), Nativity Christmas Bauble (FRA-Die-09296), Deer Christmas Bauble (FRA-Die-09295), Teardrop Christmas Bauble Background (FRA-Die-09294 and finally Happy Holidays (FRA-Die-09293). I especially like that the Deer Christmas Bauble creates a wonderful and masculine holiday card.

These dies cut with absolute precision so don't be put off with my "Happy Holidays." I've never even had to use shims with Frantic Stamper dies in either my Cuddlebug or my Big Shot. I like to leave some of the cut-outs in place for added dimension and flair. Don't these look great? Be sure to visit Frantic Stamper, Inc. online! Expect to see more Clean and Simple cards using these same dies in different variations!
Challenges entered
Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
House of Cards -  (October) Punch and/or Die
613 Avenue Create -  Anything Goes w/Optional CAS
Outlawz - W, CAS only - Simple and Clean
Pile It On - Use 2 or More Die Cuts

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #210 - Halloween

The air is crisp and the leaves are entertaining us with the beautiful colors of Fall. Pumpkins are plentiful and a plethora of candy is appearing on store shelves. Halloween is near. At the Corrosive Challenge we too are gearing up for Halloween. It should be no surprise that our challenge theme for this fortnight is 
create anything Halloween themed
Our sponsor for this challenge is 
they are offering 3 free digis to the challenge winner!
Be sure to stop by the blog for more inspiration from the other design team members and to enter your own creation!

Mad Mummy and Haunted House - Kenny K image
Copic Markers
Glitter Glue
Frantic Stamper Bats & Ghost die
Cricut cute bat
Rhinestone bling
White embossing powder
Foam squares
White Gelly Roll pen
Challenges entered
Fairy Tale -  Happy Halloween
Simply Create Too - Halloween or Use Lots of Orange
Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween
Baffies Kreativladen - Fall & Halloween
Pile It On - Use 2 or More Die Cuts
Robyn`s Fetish -  Halloween Cards

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hope - Breast Cancer Awareness

We all know October is breast cancer awareness month. I am a 5-year survivor and I thank God everyday for giving me the strength to weather that storm. I come from a family of survivors including my mother, aunt and several cousins. One thing that I do every year is provide my oncologists office with cards to send to patients that are particularly need "pick-me-up." Hope is the one thing all cancer patients need. Why don't you commit to making at least one breast cancer awareness card this month?

My card was created using dies from Frantic Stamper, Inc. I started with a Kraft cardstock base and added a solid pink mat. Next I attached a raveled edge burlap piece and attached it with matching pink staples. Next using a small scrap and the Frantic Stamper Instant Photo 3 x 4 Photo Card die (FRA-Die-09148) also cut from Kraft cardstock, I attached it to the card base. Using the Small Hope and Ribbon die (FRA-Die-09216) and the Frantic Stamper Large Support Ribbon (FRA-Die- 09214) were the finishing touches!

Challenge entered
Karleigh Sue Challenge - Pink Ribbon Challenge/ Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - PINK Anno 2014
The Crafting Cafe - Think Pink
Inky Chicks - Die Cuts Only
Craft Your Passion - Fabric/Material
Love to Create - 2 Dies & Sparkle
Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - must include Kraft cardstock and/or items that can be purchased at Kraft Outlet - No Pattern Paper
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge - Pink

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Fitztown Halloween

It's time for another Fitztown Challenge Blog challenge. Not surprisingly the challenge theme is
I love Halloween and love making Halloween cards although it's not necessarily an occasion on which you give cards--especially adults. I love decorating my desks with cards and right now this one is front and center.

The image is, of course, from Fitztown. I colored it with Copic Markers and highlighted it with bling, Stickles and that awesome scary Martha Stewart spider. The design paper and two of the sparkly bats are from Martha Stewart as well. The moon w/bat and scary words are from Frantic Stamper. Doesn't the glittery moon look awesome? Be sure to stop by the Fitztown blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation into the challenge!

Challenges entered
Come and Get It - Halloween
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with the color Orange
Hiding in my Craft Room -  Halloween Colors!
Scrapbooker PhD - Halloween Sentiment other than Happy Halloween
Sailing Pineapple - Halloween

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Clean and Simple w/Frantic Stamper

It's World Cardmaking Day! What are you working on? I have several cards in the works. This card is a scraplift from the internet. I wish I could remember the site I got my inspiration from but can I just say, "I LOVE THIS CARD!" I've been told my style is clean and simple but I don't see it that way. I love adding bling, colored digis and sentiments. In my mind that is not clean and simple but this card is.

I started with my usual 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch base. Using a large Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die, I embossed it into the center of the base. I inked the innermost circle to highlight it.  Next I added a die cut of two of the Three Wise Men Silhouette from Frantic Stamper Inc. Using a small circle die, I cut a "moon" out of glitter paper and used silver foil paper cut the word Peace from  Frantic Stamper Inc. Finally I used an Anna Griffin small star punch for a final bit of decoration. It was fast, it was easy and I love it. I did have to make it into a tent card. My white cardstock doesn't have a lot of "umph" to it and doesn't want to stand on it's own. So I channeled my "inner Tim Gunn" and made it work. I hope you like it and maybe it'll inspire you too, to make something for World Cardmaking Day!
UPDATE: I take most of my photos inside and usually in the bathroom. I wanted to see if taking them outside would make that much of a difference. Of course the background change didn't hurt!

Challenges entered
A Gem of a Challenge - CLEAN and SIMPLE
My Time to Craft - DIE CUTS ONLY!
We Do Doobadoo Challenge - CHRISTMAS
Crafty Calendar - Bingo* (sparkle, die cut, blue)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Scary Words

The year is slowing coming to a close. Can you believe it's October already? This is breast cancer awareness month so be you are up-to-date with your mammogram and take care of your breast health. As usual in October expect to see lots of BCA cards but this isn't one of them. October is also Halloween month and I absolutely love making Halloween inspired cards. Expect to so lots of those here as well.

Today is the start of Challenge #181 at Kenny K's Krafty Krew. The theme for the next two weeks is 
Orange and Black.

I used Trixxie Treat from Kenny K and printed her "big head" style. I colored here with Copic Markers adding Stickles, Liquid Glass and a white Gelly Roll pen to add highlights and additional interest. I cut and embossed the image with a Spellbinder Nestabilities Oval die. The background paper is from Martha Stewart. I also used "Scary Words" dies from Frantic Stamper highlighted with white ink. Finally I popped the image up with foam dots.

Challenges Entered

Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Pile It On - Witching Hour/Halloween
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