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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Reindeer Games

Do you suppose that Rudolph and the other reindeer have finished up the reindeer games and are prepared to pull Santa's sleigh! I do love the Rudolph movie! We watch it every year!
This card was entered into a game as well - the December Card Challenge over at  Addicted to Card Making (a card challenge and swap group I participate with on Facebook). I thought I'd share the card with you as well.  

The base of the card is My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland. The reindeer, snowdrift, and the snowflakes are files from Miss Kate Cuttables. The stamp is My Mind's Eye: All is Bright. I used inks to add dimension, of course. And the twine is Trendy Twine. 

I will enter this into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #52: Anything Goes
Parade Your Crafts #11: Christmas/Winter
Challenges 4 Everybody #36: Anything Goes
That Craft Place: Anything Goes (E3:1)
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #4: Make it Masculine
CHNC Challenge #156: Last Minute Cards
Alphabet Challenge Blog: W for Whatever You Wish
Creative Fingers #16: Anything Goes (E3:2)
4 Crafty Chicks: Distressing
Happy Camper's Challenge #25: Christmas
613 Avenue Create #51: Anything Goes

Saturday, December 21, 2013


How about some cute Ginger cards for Christmas this year. I had made one or two of these last year, and thought they were so cute and simple to put together; so this year I made several. The cut file comes from My Scrap Chick and is in the Gift Card Holders for Christmas kit. These can be made to hold gift cards or just as regular A2 cards as I have done here.
All the cardstock is various kinds I have in my paper stash. The tag comes from another cut file from My Scrap Chick. I used chalks and inks to give it dimension. The Merry Christmas stamp is from the Christmas Wishes set at Jaded Blossom. I wrapped some twine around the top about 5 times, attached the tag, and tied a small bow to finish it off. Cute and Simple!

I will enter this into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #73: Anything Goes (E2:2)
Alphabet Challenge Blog: W for Whatever You Wish
Addicted to Stamps and More #76: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #16: Anything Goes (E3:1)
Jaded Blossom December Challenge: Anything Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #173: Distressing
Crafty Creations #253: Anything Goes (E2:2)
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Last Christmas Card of the Year
Die Cut Diva's #146: Happy Holidays 
Love to Create #96: Anything Goes (E3:1)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Anything Goes

Well, believe it or not, I actually had to mail one more fall card the other day. I had a swap for a card group I am in were I needed to send a fall card and a recipe. Finally finished it up. It was so hard to go backwards after having so much snow around here, but I think it turned out nice. I figure I'll need a few challenges were "Anything Goes" though!!!

(The Cut file is from My Scrap Chick and the DP is Doodlebug)

How about these challenges and if you have a card that is not fitting into all the Christmas/Winter themes out there you can join in too:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes (E2:1)
Alphabet Challenge Blog: W for Whatever You Wish
Crafty Creations #253: Anything Goes (E2:1)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Reindeer Freebie

Well I don't know about you, but I have a hard time passing up a good freebie. This one came from KaDoodle Bug Designs a few weeks past. It is a cute file and so very easy to put together. It was super quick to whip up this card and I just used a few scraps from my cardstock bin to get it done. Stop by there website and maybe it is still there somewhere for purchase. Well I hope you enjoyed this sweet Christmas treat. And I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas season!

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
That Craft Place: Christmas (E3:1)
Creative Corner Challenges: Traditional Christmas (E3:2)
CRAFT Challenge: Christmas (E5:2)
Paper Crafting Journey: It's Christmas Time (Ends Jan 15)
The Crafter's Café: Red and Lots of It! (E3:1)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Clear It Out: Anything Goes
Creative Cutting Challenge: #24 Christmas Cards

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nativity Tags

A friend of mine was wanting some gift tags for her Christmas packages. She asked me if I could make some that are biblically based. I was so excited she asked as I thought immediately of the nativity scene files that My Scrap Chick has. I've had them for awhile; and now that I have made them, I wonder what took me so long. These files are super cute!!! I apologize for the slightly blurry photos. I promised her I would mail them today, so that left me taking pictures at the wrong time of the day. You can find the cut files here - My Scrap Chick Christmas Files.

I used several brands of cardstock from my stash for the paper piecings and the tag base back. The tag base front DP is from one cool company - Carta Bella. Love their paper!!! It is a release from last year called Merry & Bright. The colors are so bright and fun, and the paper is a thick cardstock that is so nice to craft with. If you haven't tried a Carta Bella paper before, I recommend you look them up. Great stuff. I distressed using Memento and Color Box inks. The back of the tags have To: and From: stamped on them. I used my Sizzix Eclips to cut the svg files. Six of the tags stand 5" tall and the other two are 4.4" tall. Now that I have made them I have decided that the next ones that I make with have some embossing on them. With that said though, I did make two extra sets like these ones and they will be for sale on my FB page. Please stop by and have a look. They will be posted shortly.

I will enter these into the following challenges:
Creative Corner: Traditional Christmas
Card Crafter's Circle: #104 Celebrations
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #236 Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey: It's Christmas Time (Ends Jan. 15)
Cute Card Thursday: Eternal Flame
Craftin' Desert Divas: #20 Tags
Word Art Wednesday: #109 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Love to Create: Holiday Gift/3D Project
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything but a Card
Feeling Crafty: #23 Christmas (Coll. Closed)
Heck of a Challenge: Colourful Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges 2: #24 Non traditional Christmas Colours

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Reindeer Thanks!

One of the things about moving to the North from the Southwest is there is the challenge of preparing for the change in climate. This week there is a forecast for more snow and a drop in temperature that could get into the single digits. We are not used to cold like this. In fact, I don't even own a sweatshirt. I didn't need one where I was at. In the winter, you put on a semi-warm jacket and you went about your business. Here everyone tells me the key to staying warm is wearing layers. But there are some great benefits to our move too. We have gained some wonderful friends. They do not only tell us they hope we stay warm, but they help us to keep warm. And this card was given to some of those dear friends to say thank you for their help. Last week they came by to have a cup of hot cocoa with us and brought us gifts: a quilt (to borrow), a mattress pad that heats up, and a blanket for each of the  kids. (If you read this post, friends, thank you again!!!) We are so grateful for not only the warmth they brought us in material things, but for the warmth of heart that they shared with us. We are blessed tremendously in this place and give God the glory for bringing us here.
The reindeer is one of the Bobble Buddies from Treasure Box Designs. You can find him here. He was very easy to put together and just looks so stinkin' cute on this card. The card is an A2 size. The cardstock base came from a treasure of a store that another friend took me to last week. The name of the store is Hollo's and it is in the Cleveland area. I was able to buy cardstock for a $1.50 a pound. And pre-cut card bases for A2 sized cards were three cents each. I was like a kid in the candy store. The red cardstock is American Craft and the DP is My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas (6x6 paper pad) that I picked up at Michaels. The browns for the reindeer are Tim Holtz's Adirondack. The three shades used for the eyes are Papertrey Ink. The blue scarf color came from my scrap bin. The thread is from a knitting aisle at a local store. I used pop dots to attach the reindeer to give the card some dimension. I hope you like the card and will stop by Treasure Box Designs to see all their cute patterns that can be cut on various electronic die-cutting machines.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
CWLC Challenge 69: Christmas
Creative Cutting Challenge #24: Christmas Cards
ABC Challenge: A for Almost Christmas
Heck of a Challenge (December): Colourful Christmas
2 Creative Chicks #9: Christmas/Winter
Totally Papercrafts: Ho, Ho Holiday
Creative Fingers Challenge: Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #1: No Stamping
Holly Jolly Christmas: Christmas Challenge and Blog Hop

Sunday, December 1, 2013


It is December and you know what that means! Soon Santa Claus and his eight tiny reindeer will be prancing across the roof tops. I love this time of year! There is still a lot of good happening in the midst of all the commercialism. The name of Jesus is still heard by those who have ears to hear. Many will give a helping hand to those in need. It truly is a time to be celebrated as the birth of Jesus changed the world. If you know not my Lord, I pray you will hear his voice calling to you this season! It truly is a wonderful time of the year!

As I believe in Jesus, I also believe in the spirit of giving. The giving of love, of our time and resources, and of gifts to brighten the eyes of children on Christmas morning. I believe that Santa is a  symbol of that giving during this holiday season and I do not believe that including the make believe into my holiday diminishes it in any way; and so we include Santa in our celebrations.

This Santa is an svg file from svgcuts.com and comes from the Santa's Visit kit. The paper is from the Teresa Collins collections called Christmas Cottage. It is a thick cardstock patterned paper and I love working with it. The colored cardstock is American Crafts and another from my stash that I cannot remember the manufacturer. I used both Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders. And of course I used inks to ink all my cuts. The stamp is from Punkin Patch stamps and it came with a free svg cut to outline it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paulaholifieldcrafts: Christmas Cheer (E1:1)
Feeling Crafty Challenge: #23 Christmas (E3:1)
2 Creative Chicks: #9 Christmas
Crafty Catz: #209 Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Santa) (E3:1)
Totally Papercrafts: #195 Ho, Ho Holidays (E3:1)
Creative Fingers: #13 Anything Goes (E3:2)
4 Crafty Chicks: #170 Chrsitmas
Cute Card Thursday: #297 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #39 Anything Goes (E3:3)
Craft Room Challenge: Vintage Christmas
Cards for Men: #24 Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie:#20 Christmas is Coming (E3:1)
Crafty Calendar Challenge: All Things Christmas (E3:1)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #153 Light It Up
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Christmas Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: One for the Boys (E2:1)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Pick a Previous Theme
                        (Theme #16 - Santa Claus/Father Christmas)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

For My Hubby

I was challenged to make a manly card for a card swap. One of these was sent to my swap partner and the other I made to give to my hubby as a just because card to thank him for all the wonderful things he does to take care of me and our children. I got word from my swap partner yesterday that she gave hers to her hubby three days ago on his birthday. She said that he just loved it and that it is sitting on his desk. My husband enjoyed receiving his card as well. This is such a great card to give to the men in your life for any occasion - birthday, anniversary, Father's Day, duck season, etc.

The card is all svg files from SVGCuts.com. It comes from the Picnic in the Park kit. I used my Sizzix Eclips to cut out the pieces. The paper I used is an old line by My Mind's Eye called Miss Caroline. I bought a lot of it when it came out a couple of years ago because I liked it so much; but now I am running out of it. There are only a few sheets left of it in my stash. The cardstock is American Craft. I used my Memento and Color Box inks to ink the edges. I like the dimension that inking adds to a project. I also had the pearls in my stash. They were bought from HL.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Creative Fingers: #13 Anything Goes (1/3)
Cute Card Thursday: #297 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #39 Anything Goes (2/3)
Use It Tuesday: #68 Anything Goes
Cards for Men: #24 Anything Goes
Paper Playtime: #24 Anything Goes (3/3)
Challenges 4 Everybody: #34 Anything Goes

Thursday, November 28, 2013

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

I was challenged to make a gatefold card for a card swap. I went to Splitcoast Stampers and found a tutorial by Beate Johns for a Z fold card. I thought I'd give it a try and I really like how it came out. The big ribbon bow slides off to open the card. The ribbon is from my stash (it came off a gift package I received last Christmas) and is wire edged. I like using the wire edge because it is so much easier to shape the bow the way you want it to look. The dp is from an Authentique collection (a collection from last year), and the cardstock is Papertrey Ink and American Craft. The white ink is called Fresh Snow and is from Papertrey Ink. The stamp is from Punkin Patch stamps and the die cut is Spellbinders(2010 Heirloom Ornaments). The pearl embellishments are from HL.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:

Weekly Christmas Card Challenges: #52 Faith
Pile It On: Non-traditional Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody: #34 Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: #170 Christmas
Little Red Wagon: #213 Off the Edge
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Handmade
Word Art Wednesday: #108 Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café: #39 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2: #24 Non-traditional Christmas Colours
Oldie but A Goodie Challenge: Ribbon and/or lace
Use it Tuesday: #68 Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Whoo Loved Receiving Her Owl!

My sweet Ezra had been asking me for weeks to make his teacher an owl. He had been telling me that owls are her absolute favorite and he wanted to give her one! Well this morning when he woke up, I had a surprise waiting for him. I stayed up late last night and put together this 3D owl. He was so surprised as he thought I would probably just make a card. We opened it up, packed it with Kraft Paper Crinkle (from Michaels) and then added chocolate candy bars and a note of thanksgiving. Ezra constantly praises his teacher. It is a blessing for him to have a teacher that really enjoys her job and is able to so easily motivate her students! Ezra took it to her today and she sent a note home that went like this: "Thank you for the awesome super cute owl. I love it. I showed all my friends." And Ezra said that she truly did take it around all day today at school showing it off to the other teachers. It brings so much joy to be able to give something to someone and have it make them so happy.

The SVG files for the owl came from SVGCuts.com. It is in the Enchanted Autumn kit. The owl is so incredibly well designed that I felt like it had no need for any extra embellishments. I used three shades of brown for it and had all of those in my paper stash. I had found a bunch of brown paper on clearance for .15 a sheet awhile back and had loaded up. The owl's finished dimensions are 5x7x5, so needless to say it makes quite a nice gift container.

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Use It Tuesday: #68 Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze: Use Your Craft Stash
Paper Playtime: #24 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: #34 Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #47 Anything Goes

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Bear

Christmas is coming and it is time to consider how you're going to wrap your gifts. Well how about this year making/using homemade gift tags on your packages! Can you see the gift wrapped lovingly in paper with a big red bow and a handmade tag attached to it? I love to wrap my gifts. There is something about several boxes under a Christmas tree wrapped in a array of colors and finished off with bows that warms my heart. I just cannot bring myself to use store bought gift bags and this year I think it will be time for store bought gift tags to go too!!! The Christmas bear on this tag is an SVG file from KaDoodle Bug Designs and the tag base itself is from a Fall tag at My Scrap Chick. The red and white polka dot ribbon and red jewels are from my stash as were probably purchased at HL. All cardstock was in my paper scrap stash box and is Papertrey Ink or American Craft. Inking is done with Color Box and Memento inks. If you would be interested in purchasing some tags for your packages this Christmas season, please contact me through my profile email and I will send you the information. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas this year!!!

I will be entering this tag into the following challenges:

Creative Cutting Challenge: #23 Christmas/Not a Card
Pile It On: #47 Non-traditional Christmas
Paper Playtime: #24 Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: #34 Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas: #20 Tags
Through the Purple Haze: Use your Craft Stash

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sweet Scarecrow

Well this scarecrow isn't very scary, but instead turned out so super sweet. This is a great paper piecing from My Scrap Chick. You can find it in their Fall Treat Boxes kit. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink and American Craft. The DP is from my stash (sorry can't remember the manufacturer). I wrapped some twine around it and finished it off with a bow. I inked my edges with Memento and Color Box inks. I can see making several more of these. One of my favorites!

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges: #194 - Add a Bow
Card Crafter's Circle: #102 - Thankful/Thank You
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #154 Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas: #142 - Thanksgiving 
613 Avenue Create: #47 Anything Goes

Z is for Zebra

Awhile back I was going to enter a challenge on a FB group that I am a part of where I was to make a card with a black background. I had finished up the base of the card with the animal print in white and I had attached the red ribbon. I was unable to finish as my husband and I began traveling for some interviews. Well the card base laid around and I kept thinking I should finish it somehow. Well I noticed that ABC Challenges has a current challenge called Z is for Zebra, so I decided I would just add the oval Spellbinders die and a zebra paper piecing and enter the challenge.

The animal print background and the zebra are both from SVG Cuts. You can find the background in their freebie files (they currently have over 300 freebies to choose from) and the zebra is part of the Wild Child collection. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink and American Craft. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. And please do become a follower. I will be giving away a prize pack when  I reach 100 followers.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

So Much to Be Thankful For

I hope that as the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches that we are all blessed enough to see and to know how much we have to be thankful for. I know that I feel extremely blessed as the holidays are rolling around this year. As my family recently had a major move (my husband took a new job and we moved from New Mexico to Ohio), I am delighted about how well we have transitioned into our new home and new community over the last three months. We still have a lot to learn about our surroundings, but we really like where we are. I am also thankful for my family. My husband and kiddos are a joy! And I can't say enough about how much we have been blessed by our new friends! I give praise to God for my satisfaction, just as I have been doing over the last three months. In honor of a heart full of Thanksgiving, I have a card I'd like to share.

The SVG cut files are from Treasure Box Designs. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink and American Craft. The DP and ribbon were found among my stash and scraps. The card measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. I used both Memento and Color Box Inks to ink the edges and to stamp the sentiment. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom's Wedding Wishes.

I will enter this card into the following challenges:

Craftin Desert Divas: Linky Party #19 - Thanksgiving
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges: #194 - Add a Bow
Card Crafter's Circle: #102 - Thankful/Thank You
Pile It On: #46 - With Thanks
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #154 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Giving Thanks
Die Cutting Divas: #142 - Thanksgiving 
Jaded Blossom: Anything Thanksgiving
Parade Your Crafts: #8 Grateful

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Flamingos in November Anyone?

I'm sharing a card today that I made for a card swap group that I participate in. One of November's challenges is to make a Flamingo card, so here is mine. Once again I am very thankful to Mary over at SVGCuts.com. Not sure I would be able to make so many great cards if Mary wasn't around designing such incredible SVG files. Thanks Mary and Leo for all you do! And hopefully my swap partner will get her card in the next day or two and not see it posted on here first. Keeping my fingers crossed.

This card is from the Summer Holiday Kit. I used my Sizzix Eclips (electronic die-cutting machine for those of you that are unfamiliar with this tool) to cut out my SVG files. The papers are from Echo Park's Hello Summer paper pack. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink and some other from my stash. I also used Memento inks and some pearls to finish everything off.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog: Challenge #139 - Birds and Blooms

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Wonderful Time of Year!

Christmas is nearing and I'm getting so excited. Deep in the depths of me there has always been a fondness and joy about this time of year. And this year, I have even more to be excited about. Having moved back to the northern regions, I can look forward to the huge possibility that Christmas will be blanketed with snowfall. I can't wait to find out. I truly enjoy many things about Christmas. I really like giving and getting presents. I can't wait to see the smiles on the faces of our kids as they wake up Christmas morning. So much fun!!! I enjoy the lights and the music. Today I went shopping and already the Christmas music was playing. I walked up and down the aisles singing away. I enjoy the musicals and plays that are performed this time of year. But what I love the most about Christmas is that eyes and hearts are turned toward my Lord Jesus. It is a time to remind everyone that the Savior was born. I love it that more people come to church that Sunday before Christmas (or even better when it is Christmas Day) and they get to hear a message about the birth of Jesus. It warms my heart also that more people turn their minds to thinking of giving a helping hand. It truly is a wonderful time of year.

I originally made these cards for a swap I participate in. One of the themes for November is to make 2 small cards (3x3). I downsized the original SVG files for both of these cards to allow them to work. If you enjoy swapping cards, let me know and I can give you details about the group I'm in. The SVG file for the card up top must be a retired file from My Scrap Chick as I can no longer find it in their store. The card to the left is from the Everyday Winter Cards Kit from SVG Cuts.

I will be entering my nativity card into the November Challenge - In the Frame at a Heck of a Challenge.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dying to Send a Treat to School!

The boys took treat boxes this morning to hand out to friends at school today. Since this is our 1st year in our new school, I'm not sure how well it will go over. Only one note was sent home from a teacher mentioning a class party, but there was no mention of the teacher needing help. This is a new experience for me. We spent four years in a school were parents were encouraged to be in the class room all the time, especially on holidays having big class parties. But true to my desire to do something special for them and their classmates whenever I can, I decided to send some Tombstone boxes. I made 55 boxes and have parts lying around that could be used to make a few more.
 The tombstone box is part of the Gimme Candy Boxes Kit from SVG Cuts. I used AC cardstock, BasicGrey DP, and Me and My Big Ideas Halloween Mambi Sheets to complete my project as well as a few miscellaneous papers from my stash. Again I used Memento Ink to ink my edges. On the teacher's version I added pearls. On the inside I stuffed Kraft Paper Crinkle (from Michaels) around Kit Kats and Rolos candies. The teacher's version was made at about 90% the original file size and the boxes for the kids were downsized to 60%.
I will submit this to the following challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: Challenge 151 - Add Black or Bling
Stuck on You Sketches: October 18 Die Cut Challenge - Autumn Goodies
Craft Your Passion: Challenge 186 - Halloween
Creative Cutting Challenge: Challenge 21 - Halloween, Not a Card
Parade Your Crafts: Challenge #7 - Halloween and/or Autumn
Craftin Desert Divas: Linky Party #18 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #139 - Anything Goes

Witch's Brew

I'm Witching each and every one of you a Happy Halloween! I made a bit of a witch's brew for my hubby to give to him this morning. The file I used is the Cauldron Treat Box from the Spooky Night Trio at My Scrap Chick. I used American Craft and Papertrey Ink for my cardstock. The stamp in from Punkin Patch Stamps. I used Memento Ink and Papertrey Ink for all the inking. The bat is a die from Spellbinders. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking a look. I would love it if you would become a follower; and if you do, in return I will follow your blog as well.

I will enter this into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Challenge 151 - Add Black or Bling
Stuck on U Sketches: October 18 Die Cut Challenge - Autumn Goodies
Craft Your Passions: Challenge 186 - Halloween
Creative Cutting: Challenge 21 - Halloween, not a Card

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tall Fall Card

I had made a card using this card base a week ago, and thought I'd go back and make it the way Mary designed it. It comes from the Caramel Apple Pie kit from SVGCuts.com. This is such a beautiful card - the picture does not do it justice. The DP was in my stash and the Cardstock is AC. I used Memento Inks for inking the edges and I added a button and some pearls. 

Update: I ended up giving this card to a dear friend when her 108 year old great-grandmother passed away. It is hard to make sympathy cards; but with a passing of someone in the fall season, this card is a good choice.

Franky will Spook Your Socks Off

Little Scraps of Heaven is having a Card Sketch Challenge running through October 27th. I used Franky from the Creatures of the Night Set. I knew I had to have this set the moment I saw it.

I have had the DP in my stash for a couple of years, so I can't tell you where it came from. I used Spellbinders and Martha Stewart punches. The stamp is from Punkin Patch Stamps. All the jewels were in my stash as well. I used Memento Inks to ink my edges. I will be entering this is into a couple of extra challenges as well. Have a Spooktacular Day. And please, if you would, I would appreciate you following my blog.
Little Scraps of Heaven - Card Sketch Challenge
Pile It On - Halloween (Challenge #42)
Cut It Up Challenge - Halloween (Challenge #30)
2 Creative Chicks Challenges - Halloween (Challenge 7)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall is in the Air

Moving to Ohio a couple of months ago has been a great move for us. And I am so happy we arrived here just in time to enjoy the fall season. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. Here in Ohio, the leaves are changing colors. I love seeing all the shades of green, yellow, and orange; but my favorite is the reds. It is so beautiful!!! In honor of the changing season, I put together the Fall Leaves card from the SVG Cuts Leaves are Falling kit. It is a great card and so easy to put together.

My patterned paper is from the BG Sweet Threads collection and the cardstock is AC. I used my Color Box chalks and Momento ink pads to ink the edges. The sentiment is from Pumkin Patch's Heirloom Traditions. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking a look. I'd appreciate it if you would start following my blog and I'd be happy to do the same for you!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Witching You a Happy Halloween!

I am entering this layout in the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs weekly DT challenge. My daughter decided to be a witch for Halloween this year, so I thought it would be fun to get a layout ready for pictures from Halloween night. I used the Raggedy Witch file for my paper piecing.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Scaredy Cat says, "BOO!"

I am very excited that My Scrap Chick is having a Design Team Call. I have been waiting for this for years. I really like this company and have been following them forever. When I saw the call in the newsletter for the first time, I was sad. I am in the tail end of a major move from New Mexico to Ohio, and we are still unpacking. I figured trying out would be difficult, but today I refused to let the opportunity pass me by. I dug around for what I needed to complete a card using the Scaredy Cat file. It is such a cute file and I have wanted to use it for some time now. So here is to taking a shot at the last minute while waiting for the buzzer to blow. I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed putting it together. It was such fun to play with paper after the long couple of months of packing and unpacking.

I used some G45 paper and S.E.I. paper along with AC cardstock to complete my card. I used a Spellbinder's die for the bat and the clock is a G45 chipboard piece. I inked all my edges and used pop dots to attach  my Scaredy Cat piecing to give the card dimension. I think the card turned out super cute and my 5 year old is already asking if I will give it to her for Halloween.

As My Scrap Chick asked for a bit of information about my style, I would like to add here that making 3D projects and cards are my favorite; but I have also dabbled in scrapbook pages and mini albums. My favorite projects usually revolve around holiday themes, but I also like to make things for my kids teachers and other occasions were a Thank You is appropriate. Some of my favorite paper lines to use on my projects include Graphic 45, My Mind's Eye, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, and Carta Bella. When creating I would feel lost without my ink pads and pop dots as I like to add dimension to my projects. My favorite embellishment is probably a good ole button but I use a wide variety of items on my projects.

Here are a few pictures of other MSC projects I have done in the past. I will also enter this into the MSC Harvest Linky Party.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Red, White, and Blue

How about a little Red, White, and Blue. I love this card from the Five Minute Card Kit at svgcuts.com. I used my Eclips to cut it out and a few minutes later I had this card. The hardest part was picking out my papers and digging buttons out of a jar. The paper is MME. I will enter this into the following challenge.
Paper Playtime - Red, White, and Blue

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Skater Dude!

So my son is turning 9 this weekend. As he gets older, Super Heroes have become less important and Sports have become everything. This year he wanted his party to be skater themed. I asked him if he wanted me to make his invitations and his reply was "No, I don't want anything babyish." I asked him to take a look at the SVG Cutting Files skater file and he quickly changed his mind. I began to design these, but I had no time for paper-piecing 15 cards; so I decided to print the JPG instead. I fussy cut around it and then used a distress tool to add distressing around the edge of the image and around the maroon and black layered cardstock. I finished up the first one and showed it to him. He was so excited and exclaimed, "This is the coolest invitation you have ever made me." That made my day. Thank you SVG Cutting Files for helping me be a hit with my precious son! I truly appreciate it!!!

I will enter this card into the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Distressing
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes

I hope you have a craftastic day! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Super Dad!

I was so excited to be able to make my husband a Superman card for Father's Day. For his gift, the kids and I took him to see Man of Steel. My husband is a rock in our family. Life is richer and fuller just having him around. We are blessed to have someone who cares about us and cares for us. I appreciate everything he does!

For this card I used several SVG files from various companies. The Superman is from a file called Super Kid found at SVG Cutting Files. The badge is from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons. The cityscape is from SVG Cuts in a kit called New Year's Eve. The DP is Echo Park (Hello Summer Paper Pack).I used Papertrey Ink cardstock for the base. My husband was so excited about this card. He said that it is going straight to his office.

I will be entering this into the Paper Playtime Challenge - Anything Goes.

Hope you all have enjoyed celebrating the Dads in your life this Father's Day!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Leo the Lion

Little Scraps of Heaven is giving away a free copy of this Lion SVG to anyone willing to make something with it this weekend (May 31 - June 2, 2013) and post a picture of it on their FB page. You can make whatever you want with it - a card, scrapbook page, decoration for a 3D project, etc. You have one more day to get him and get something made. Just visit their FB page to find the post to give you all the details. I made the little cutie to give to my dad for a birthday card. The sentiment on the inside reads "Happy Birthday." The piecing went together quickly and easily. I hope some of you find time tonight or tomorrow to stop by and get your free copy! Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Birthday to You Friend!

I had joined a card swap where the challenge was to make a card using pink and black only. It was a bit harder to come up than it sounded like it would be when I joined the swap. The pink patterned paper is from Basic Grey. I can't remember the paper packs name (sorry). The silhouette on the front is from SVG Cuts (svgcuts.com) in the collection called Kate's Silhouettes. The pink and black cardstock and the button are from my stash. The card is a Joy Fold Card. It is only the 2nd of this type I have made as I just learned the technique for it this month. I found an excellent tutorial at Split Coast Stampers by Beate Johns. Check it out and give this card fold a try. I saw a bunch of cute cards using the technique when I was searching the web. When opened the sentiment reads "Happy Birthday to You Friend." The stamp is from Unity Stamp Company and comes in the Maggie Girl (It's Your Birthday) set. I am entering this card into four challenges. Hope you like it!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I thought I would try to slip in at the last and enter into Jaded Blossom's April Showers Brings May Flowers Challenge. For this challenge you must use a stamp from Jaded Blossom. I recently bought my first and only set - Wedding Wishes - so of course that is what I used. I'm really liking how this card turned out! I made a joy fold card using white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. My designer cardstock is from the Simply Spring collection by We R Memory Keepers. I use Memento ink to ink all my edges. And the umbrella die cut is from Miss Kate Cuttables. The file is called "Rainy Day Bear." A big thanks to Beate over at Splitcoast Stampers for the card tutorial. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Welcome Spring!

I want to join in the fun at SVG Cutting Files. Challenge #3 is Spring Things. I used one of their freebies called Spring Lady to make this adorable card. My paper comes the Simply Spring collection from We R Memory Keepers and the cardstock is AC Cardstock. The stamp for the sentiment is from the Bunnies and Blossoms stamps made by SVG Cuts and sold at Unity Stamps. I had to resize my Ladybug to get her to fit the orientation of the card. This is such a simple and fun card to make!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Once Upon a Springtime

For my card I used an array of piecings from a few of my favorite companies. I really like how this turned out. It is so fresh and bright and springy which is just what I need. Not that it gets that cold around here in Southeastern New Mexico, but with the lack of rain/snow we have had in the last four years everything is just dry and yellow. Well as for my card, I used pieces from SVG Cuts April Avenue and Mary's stamp set Bunnies and Blossoms which are now available from Unity Stamps, Easter Bunnies from My Scrap Chick, and Cute as a Bunny from Scrapping Bug Designs. I used a couple different brands of cardstock and my background paper is from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up 6x6 Paper Pad bought from All Scrapbook Steals. (I've recently seen this paper pad at HL as well.) I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Here Comes Little Cotton Tail ...

I was able to finish a LO I had started using the Poplar Street Tulips SVG kit from svgcuts.com. I had started the LO last year right after the kit was released, but I had put it aside. Last weekend I decided to get it back out and finish it.

The paper is We R Memory Keepers Cotton Tails which also came out last year. My daughter really likes this, so instead of adding it to a scrapbook we are going to frame it and hang it in her room for a time. Enjoy!