Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Ribbon Reel

Hi there!

I have some really cool news to share with you....

I am on the design team for The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog ....woo-hoo!!!
I have loved playing here for a while now and when they posted the DT Call, I had th give it a try!

Here was the challenge photo...
Here is what I created....
I used pattern paper from My Mind's Eye and Teresa Collins. I distressed the edges with white paint. The large flourish die is Sizzix. I used glitter cardstock from Recollections. The pearl flourish is also Recollections. I trimmed the banners from pattern paper than used a square punch to cut the flag. The lace trim is Simplicity. The tiny flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I made the large flower using  Mc Gill punches. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The tag punch is Fiskars.
I am playing along with this week's Challenge ...

Pattern papers are My Mind's Eye. The tag is from an Etsy . I added glitter to the edges. The doily is from Michaels. The pink crochet trim and white seam binding are from The Ribbon Reel.  The bells and other crochet trim are from Michaels.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The twine is Papertrey Ink. The pin is Melissa Frances. The bling button is from Heartfelt Creations. The corner punch is Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!


Mother.....Be Merry and Bright


How are you today!
All is well here.

I can't believe Christmas is just a few weeks away! I need to focus on my shopping list and my wish list!   I've been eyeing some new stamps from Waltzingmouse that I am going to ask Santa to give me! So I better be a good girl! ;)

I have two cards to share woth you tonight....hence the funny blog title.

This first card I followed the Waltzingmouse Sketch ...

I used sentiment stamps from Waltzingmouse.  I embossed the 'Mother' sentiment with white embossing powder. The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.  The beautiful pattern papers are from Carta Bella, Beautiful favorite paper pad!
The labels die and leaf die are Spellbinder's. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The black ink is Hero Arts. I scattered some pink gems  and pearls from Recollections.

I used the color pallette from Colour Q ...
I used a wood block stamp from Hero Arts called 'Antique Mosaic'.  All inks are Colorbox: rouge, surf, fresh green and chianti. The white and red cardstock are Papertrey Ink. The dies are from Spellbinders. The twine is from The Twinery.
                              The gems and pearls are Recollections. Black ink is Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Some cards...some challenges

Hello crafty ladies!
How are you today?

I have two cards to share with you today....

first one for Dynamic Duos ...
For this card I used cardstock and stamps from Papertrey Ink. I stamped the snowy scene with white ink from PTI. The small panel was embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment stamp is from Waltzingmouse stamps. I used black ink from Hero Arts. The snowflake punch is Martha Stewart, the silver cardstock is Recollections. The crochet trim is from Flourishes. The button is PTI.
This next card is for  Moxie Fab's  Tuesday Trigger...

The cardstock, rose stamp and die, and buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The frame stamp is from Glitz Design. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse. The leaf stamp and die are WPlus 9. I used inks from Color Box in chestnut roan, olive pastel, heliotrope and plum berry. The gems are from Recollections. The corner punch is Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Sleigh bells ring!

Hello there!

Would you believe I'm still full from yesterday! I ate soooo much!

Anyway, I've got something to share with you today.  I used the photo inspiration from

 The Shabby Tea Room                          
and we have to choose three in a row from the tic tac board....
I chose glitter, ribbon and mini tag ( the far right)

I purchased the wood sleigh from Michaels. I painted it white than distressed it with wet cement ink from Hero Arts. The large flourish stamp is also Hero Arts. I inked it up with olice pastel ink from Color Box. The holly leaf stamp is from Waltzingmouse. I added some Melissa Frances glitter glass. The white flower is also from Michaels. I added tiny red bells to the center. The black ribbon and bells are from Michaels. The twine is from Papertrey Ink. The little lady tag was made with digital papers from . The tag punch is from McGill. I stamped the other tiny tag with a sentiment and snowflake from My Favorite Things Stamps. The bakers twine is from The Twinery.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

.....Home for Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving my American friends!!!!

I made this card late last night and I have a few minutes of down time...turkey went in the oven at 7am!!!! The house smells delicious!!!!

I am quickly posting this before my family arrives....

The  City Crafter Challenge Blog has this beautiful inspiration photo for you to feast your eyes on....
Here is what I created....
 The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. The chipboard frame is from Tattered Angels. I painted it white and distrssed with gray ink from Color Box.

The pearls flourish is from Zva Creative. The bells are from Michaels. The resin keyhole is from Melissa Frances.  The twine and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.

The flowers are a mix of Recollections and Wild Orchid Crafts. The crochet trim is from Michaels. The ribbon is recycled from a package.
I added paint to the edges. The butterfly die is Stampin' Up! The leaf punch is Fiskars. The silver paper is Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Let it Snow...

...I don't really mean that!

I made this card for Scrap-Creations ...the theme this week is 'winter'.

All stamps, dies, cardstock and twine are from Papertrey Ink.  I used white embossing powder from Stampendous and Versa Mark ink. The blue ink is Colorbox surf.

I used a corner punch from Fiskars and a square punch from Martha Stewart to make the banner. I scattered some gems from Recollections and the gem sticker is also Recollections.

I am entering this into Dynamic Duos ...
Thanks for stopping by!

I want to wish you and your families a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!!
Enjoy your turkey!!!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Blessings and Cozy Wishes

Hello there!

My favorite holiday is fast approaching and there is much to do! Can you believe I'm having a hard time finding the right size artichokes? I don't like them very large...the small to medium size are the ones I want. So tomorrow I will start another search. I will be entertaining around 22 people....I love it!

What do you do for Thanksgiving?

This first card is for The Ribbon Reel ...

 All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. All stamps are from Waltzingmouse. I used black ink from Hero Arts. The pink twine is from The Ribbon Reel. The blue crochet trim is Recollections, the yellow crochet trim is from Flourishes.
 I used Copic Markers in Y21, YR02, B21 and R81. I added some pink glitter to the mittens and some buttons.
For this next card, I am playing along with The Play Date Cafe. ...
For this card I used white cardstock from PTI, the pink cs is from Stampin' Up!  Tyhe snowflake stamps are Martha Stewart...I LOVE them!!! The sentiment is from The Craft's Meow. I used black ink from Hero Arts and weathered wood distress ink.

The leaves, berry and pine cone are from Michaels. The twine is from The Ribbon Reel. The tag punch is from Fiskars. The green ribbon is from Michaels. I can't recall where the burlap trim is from. I scattered some gems from Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm coming around to play catch up....



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hello there!

How are you?
I know it has been a just keeps getting in the way of crafting! I hate when that happens!

Time is running out in The Shabby Tea Room ....I just had to play along...

and I am also playing along with The Paper Players ...

Here is what I created...

I used rustic cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink for the base and the torn panel. The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used a Martha Stewart border punch and a Fiskars corner punch.

The glitter tape is from Recollections. The bells, irridescent leaf, silvery branches and acorn are from Michaels. The blue ribbon is also Michaels. I can't recall where the burlap is from...sorry. The pink leaf is from Prima.

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used black ink from Hero Arts.
A closer look of the acorn.

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, November 9, 2012

Best Wishes

Hello there!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

I have to keep this post short and the Retro Sketches link is going to close in just a few shot minutes!

And I also chose the color palette from Colour Q

and I am also entereing this into Moxie Fabs canvas, cork and burlap challenge AND the stitching and sewing challenge ...

It's actually faux stitching...not sure if it will qualify. I used a white gel pen to add the stitching. The background cardstock is latte from hero Arts. The red and yellow cardstock are from Stampin' Up! The white cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.

The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used Spellbinder's dies to cut the flower, a leaf and the decorative tag behind the flower. The large label die is from Sizzix.  The cork and burlap are from Michaels. The pearl brad is Recollections. The twine is from The Twinery.

Thanks for stopping by!