Saturday, July 30, 2011

Samantha's Birthday Blog Hop

 Welcome to Samantha's Birthday Blog Hop.

If you have just hopped on the tour, please go to the first stop on the hop at Samantha's Cricut Creations
If you have arrived from Kims Blog then you are in the right place. Thanks for hopping by! 

For this hop we were asked to create a birthday card.
For this card I used:
Stamps: Hero Arts
Pattern Paper: Sorry I dont remember the name of this company. 
Card stock:  Yellow, green, and pink
Ribbon: From my stash
Flowers: Prima
Cupcake brad: By Doodlebug

Now hop on over to Jenny's Blog who will be joining us on Sunday Only and see what birthday goodies she has for you today.

Thanks for hopping by!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wicked Wednesday challenge 2

Good morning Bloggers. I am back with my project for Forever night Challenges wicked Wednesday. This was really a challenge for me as the theme was Emo and I have never created anything with this style. I am not happy with the way it turned out. Probably due to the lack of embellishments for this theme.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Steampunk ATC Swap

Good morning again Bloggers. I am back for my 3rd post today. Are you all sick of me yet? lol. I recently signed up for a steampunk swap over at ATC Sisterhood on Cafemom. Boy did I bite off more than I can chew. I have seen so many talented people on blogspot make some beautiful steampunk creations and make it look so easy. Well I have been racking my brain trying over and over again to come up with something but everything I worked on just didn't seem to turn out good. Well now we are down to it so I had to do something. I am not completely happy with how these turned out and I apologize in advance to those in the group swapping with me that these are not my best work.
For this ATC I used the following:
Image By:  Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Paper: Brown Cardstock
Embossing folder: By Tim Holtz
Distress ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Misc: Gold Rub n Buff
Quote was found on the net. It says "Time is what prevents everything from happening at once."

Sending Melissa a Huge Thank You

Good morning Bloggers. This is my second post for monday and long over due. My net has been giving me issues when it comes to blogspot and I have not been able to post anything. A few days ago, my mail man brought me a wonderful surprise from Melissa over at Everyday Expressions With Earthspirit . Ladies if you havent checked out here work, head on over to her blog.

Melissa, I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful RAK and prize. I love it!! It was super thoughtful of you and wanted to also say thank you for all your encouragement and support.

Christmas in July

Good morning bloggers. Its Monday again which means there is a new challenge  over at Craft your passion challenges. The Challenge this week is Christmas in July and the DT did an amazing job as always. The sponsor this week is Digis by Phooka.  So make sure you stop by and participate in this weeks challenge. Below are my cards. Kind of plain but enjoyed making them. Have a wonderful week.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Well I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today from my dear friend Jenn over at Scrap Happens ~ Embellish It and boy did I get spoiled. I just wanted to say thank you so very much Jenn for all the wonderful scrapping goodies. You are such a wonderful woman and an amazing friend. Sending you big hugs!!!

Forever night challenge MDAM #1

Good morning bloggers. I have recently joined up as a DT member to a new dark art challenge blog Forever Night Challenges.  It is the first challenge and am super excited with the way my tag turned out for it. I hope you all like it.
 How this tag was made:
Paper: White cardstock that I colored using Tim Holtz distress ink fired brick.
Pattern paper: DCWV Rock Star paper pack
Image By: Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Tombstone: Cut with my Cricut (Paper dolls)
Flowers: Handmade by me.
Bow: White tulle that I inked up with Distress ink. ( talk about making a mess of your hands)

Make sure you pop on over there and check out the other wonderful DT projects and join in on the challenge.
Thank you all for visiting. Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dads Birthday Card

Well I am back again for my 3rd post of the day. My fathers birthday is the 15th of this month and I have been going nuts trying to figure out how I was going to make his birthday card. I am not really happy with the way this card turned out but probably because it looks rather plain to me. I dont know. The cards that I have made in the past for him I think turned out so much better. But I guess it is the thought that counts right?? Well here it is....

Cardstock- I used some cardstock I had on hand that looks like card board color
Paper- Tim Holtz Crowded Attic pack
Tickets and clock face- I found online awhile back doing a google search
Gears are Tim Holtz
The strip of paper on the bottom I embossed with a Tim Holtz texture plate, distressed it with vintage photo distress ink and then used a sanding block to rough up the top a bit. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day. 

New challenge blog and DT call alert!

Good morning Bloggers. There is a new challenge blog in the works and they are looking for a few good DT.  Below is the information.

Welcome Challenge
To Kick off our new challenge blog for the alternative paper crafter.
We present you with a double challenge.
First part of the challenge

We will make is simple for all those paper crafter's out there.
 Our challenges should always take you to a the dark side of crafting.
This challenge we are leaving it up to you with...

You are not limited to just cards, atcs and paper crafts are welcome!

Second part of the challenge.
We would like to have 25 Followers!

So the challenge will stay up until we reach 25 Followers!
So tell your craft friends where to find us!


Black and White ATC Swap

Good morning ladies. I am so sleepy this morning and am waiting for my DH to bring home sugar from the store so I can have my morning cup of coffee. Its amazing how our taste buds change tho. I used to hate coffee and now I cant seem to function without it. lol.

So over at cafemom one of my groups that I belong to is doing a black and white swap. I didnt think I would be able to put anything together using just these 2 colors and a tiny accent color, but with the support of some wonderful women, they talked me into it. I am so glad that they did as I love how these turned out. Hope you all like them as well. Have a fantastic day all.

Cardstock- Black
Stamps- Hero arts, and Studio G
Bling- from my stash

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fab Blog Candy From Really Talented Ladies

Hello to all my friends and followers. I am making a post of this as well as the links on the side so my followers can be alerted of some fab blog candy as I do not post daily . If you are interested you should really check them out. Also make sure you look at their other post. These ladies are very talented and Create some beautiful things.

First up is Tanya from Obsessed & Crazy Momma   
 Congrats Tanya for having 25,000 hits and over 200 followers.


This Blog Candy will end July 29th Midnight and winners will be announced July 30th.

 Next is Kate from Down Right Crafty
Congrats Kate on having over 200 followers. 

Tracey from Tracey's Country Crafts is giving away birthday candy.
Happy Birthday Tracey!!

Carlyann from Sweet 'n' Crafty is also giving away birthday candy.
Happy Birthday Carlyann!!!

Bettina is also giving away Blog candy to show some love to her friends and followers

I would like to send a BIG thank you to these ladies for a chance to win such wonderful things and for all the inspiration they post.

Good luck everyone and have a wonderful day.

Cute lil Blog award

How sweet is Sally. She just gave me this adorable little blog award. For those of you who havent seen her work, you should really check it out on her blog. Her work is amazing. Sending you a big Thank you hun. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Monday, July 4, 2011

tags...tags... and more tags

Good morning Bloggers. I have been having so much fun making these tags and experimenting with making my own back ground paper. I wish I had some more supplies to experiment with. But maybe someday. The first one I made is a Halloween tag. I am not too happy with the final outcome of it but it isn't bad. The second is a Victorian tag I made for my grandmother who has been in and out of the hospital the last month. After having major surgery, and is now on oxygen, She was just informed that she has a tumor in her throat. So hopefully this will cheer her up.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

House of Night ATC

Good evening Bloggers. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I cant believe that tomorrow is already the 4th of July. Boy had this year flown by.
One of the groups that I belong to did a real fun atc challenge. We had to create an atc inspired by our favorite book. Well I do alot of reading and I do not have a favorite book but a favorite series. It is the House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. So Here is my submission for this challenge.
I figured that saying as it was a favorite book challenge that I should create a small mini book to embellish this card with. The pages actually have itty bitty fine print of a paragraph from one of the books. I was super happy with the way that this card turned out. I hope you all enjoy it as well. Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.