Oh How I've Missed my Blogger

It's been a while. Caught up in the day to day.... for months.
My craft room is very upset with me, but today I decided to grab a soda a get back in there.

Today's inspiration;


Shabby Tea Room Challenge & Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger

I made a thank you card today using some old stash Bo Bunny paper, my new Hero Arts floral stamp, and my (also new) Ribbons & Rosettes cricut cartridge. I hope you like.
I currently am having mixed opinions of the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge. I may do a blog post about it later.

Other Challenges;
Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge
Sending Hugs. Anything Goes
OWH Thank You's


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Thinking of You

* See bottom of post for Blog Candy! *


One of the last challenges of the month over at Lily Pad is to make an inspiration piece from something you saw on the blog in this past month.

I chose this card as inspiration
And here is what I came up with
I used the colors from Playdate Cafe, some DCWV cardstock, Hero Arts Magical Flower, Adirdondack Lettuce Embossing Powder, Distress Weathered Wood Embossing Powder, TPC Studio Greetings Stamp, Versafine & Versamark Ink. A-La-Mode glitter glue & Prima Embellishments.





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Buttons & Butterflies

** Scroll to bottom of post for Blog Candy **The challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is to use buttons, and Shabby Tea Room is looking for butterflies--- What's better than buttons & butterflies?

Supplies:
Stamps: Unity & Hampton Art
Tools: I-Rock & Gems
Cardstock: SEIInk: Stazon, Timber Brown
Embellishments: Assorted Buttons & Raffia Ribbon






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Dance in the Rain

* Be sure to see BLOG CANDY at the bottom of this post *The sketch is from Case Study and the colors from Throwdown, and the tissue paper flower was inspired by a Video I saw from Northridge Publishing, and for Moxie Fab's tissue challenge.
Supplies;
Cardstock: DCVW & Heidi Grace
Stamp: Tim Holtz
Ink: Distress Crushed Olive & Forest Moss.
Embellish: White Tissue Paper, Tattered Angels Spray, I-Rock Gems, Brad
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Nestabilities Die, I-Rock, EK Sucess Border Punch, Corner Chomper



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Recipe Box

I woke up today and decided I wanted to create something to hold my recipe cards. I created some 5x7 cards to share all my recipes with freinds I was first going to do a scrapbook album of them, but this was a little less complex...
Then I realized this will work great for Moxie Fab's Little Gifts Challenge!!!
Supplies: DCVW Indian Summer Stack & Recollections Brads


I created a template in case anyone would like to try it!
You need to start with a 10x9.5 Piece of good thick cardstock.
The final box is about 4.5x7, perfect for my recipe cards that you candownload here-- Kristina's Recipe Cards
Here's the box template
DOWNLOAD PDF

Hope you Like!


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Spring is in the air

Well -- Its slated to be 76 and Sunny today here in Michigan.
Abnormal, but welcomed!

Lots of Easter/Spring challenges going around, I made this one for The Shabby Tea Room #56 and Candy Shoppe DesignsI was enthralled when I had paper in my stash that exactly matches the dress in the picture. That was lucky!

Hope you like.


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Goin to the chapel...

All the hype from Paper Crafts 350 Cards & Gifts was the inspiration behind this yummy treat. You can't really eat it, but its making me want cake!!
Its a three tiered gift box that will be perfect for the wedding I am going to next weekend, in the bottom section I put gift cards for the bride and groom, the center filled with candy, and the top-- Money of course.

The box is comprised or colorbok cardstock. The black and white flowers were cut using sizzix Daisey die, painted with distress stickles, and fastened with a silver brad. Then, Hot glue'd around the base along with pearls. The top was "frosted" with lace ribbon that was sprayed with tattered angels.

I've entered my box tower into Moxie Fab Worlds Gift Wrap Challenge

Hope you like.


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Aloha!

Aloha!!
I've been wanting to try out the Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Tattered Florals and when I saw the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger I knew it was for this...
----- Here's our trigger.
And then the color palate at Lily Pad!! ---


All lead me to this...




It's a little eccentric...
I cut the Tattered Florals out of 4 colors.
The yellow got sprayed with Tattered Angels, The Light Blue got Clear Embossed, and the Dark Blue got Stickled ( Adj. Covered in Stickles). I left Orange alone.
I put it all together with some flocked brads and pop dots!

Supplies:
Cardstock
Tim Holtz Alterations, Tattered Florals, Sizzix Bigz
Hamtpon Art, Aloha Stamp
Stampers Best, Grunge Background
Tattered Angels, Diamond
A La Mode, Clear Embossing Powder
Stickles, Crystal
Brads

Other Challenges: Creative Inspirations, Punches & Dies


Hope you like...


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Rock On!

Finally got around to starting my concerts album....
From the Kenny Chesney 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour!
Supplies:
DCVW Rock Star Stack & Indian Summer Stack
Ranger, Tim Holtz, Grungeboard Alpha's
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Versa Color Black Ink + A La Mode Black Embossing Powder
Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle ________________________________________________________
I really love the punch technique used here with the musical notes,
courtesy of Two Peas & A Bucket...
This layout inspire by Sassy Lil' Sketches
Supplies:
MAMBI Specialty Cardstock Stack
Creative Imagination Marah Johnson Rockstar Paper
Recollections Embellishments
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Cuttlebug, Music Note #1

Finally finished our new scrap room this weekend... Photo's soon!!





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Happy Valentines Day

Here's a card for my sweetie.. I'm going for the "Immortal Love" theme, even though I don't have the stack yet --- Need It.... A LOTSupplies:
Cardstock: Cordinations Jenni Bowlin Studio & The Paper Co.
Embelllishments: Little Yellow Bicycle Doilee
Stamps: Unity Itty Bitty
Tools: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz Tiny Attatcher

Inspired by the general dark chocolateness of Moxie Fab Worlds Tuesday Trigger:


Challenges:
CPS Sketch 204
Paper Issues V-Day Party
Creative Inspirations Challege 52
Crafts and Me "Red"
Wee Memories "Scraps" Challenge (Red Cardstock)
Ladybug Crafts 'Love is in the Air'


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I joined the Candy Shoppe Designs BLOG HOP MEME!


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THE QUESTIONS

1}what is your favorite or most recent etsy purchase and who are your favorite etsy sellers??
A- I have actually never purchased off etsy. Considered selling on there, but haven't bought
anything yet.
2}
What would you like to tell a teacher who has changed your life?
A- Making things more enjoyable and fun made you one of the most memorable teachers
I had through high school. Thank you for that!

3} Did you marry your first true love?
A- Yea... Still workin on that marriage thing.

4} 4 Things that make up who I am? A- Scrapbooking, My Parents, My Friends, Music


5} What was your favorite pet?
A- My favorite pet IS casie, I call her Chunk.. Because thats what she is!! Shes grossly overweight ( as are most cocker spaniels). Her hearing is going bad so if you sneeze she thinks its a knock at the door and goes into defense mode. She lives to eat. Shes afraid of grass. But I fear she wont be around much longer :( she is having seizures (another cocker thing) and is getting old, 11 years.

6} What are the words or phrases you use over and over?

A- Crap, No Way, Jump, Superflous, Oxymoron, Scrapbooking
7} Can't answer this question... Currently in the process of figuring that out myself.

8} Have you ever met a celebrity?
A- Yes, Craig Morgan (country singer). I won a meet and greet from the radio station.

9} Who is your celebrity crush and why? A- Who isn't...lol just kidding. Umm, At the moment I would have to say Daniel Tosh
(comedian). Hes just cute. And a little funny.

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Brazen N Bold

Here is my "B" in the ABC's of Me...

Supplies:
Paper=DCVW All Dressed Up Stack
Embellish= Prima Rhinestone & Karen Foster Brads
Ink= Smooch Accent Ink, Stampendous Embossing Powder
Tools= Sizzix & Dies


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Adventurous Me...

The ongoing challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges is ABC's of Me. Here is my "A"...


Supplies:
Paper= MAMBI Costal Venice Collection
Ribbon= Fancy Pants & Making Memories
Stamps= Heidi Swap Alphabet & Hero Arts Floral Medly
Embellishments= Recollections Flowers, Metal Fastners
Tools= Zutter Distrezz-it-All
Challenges: Harmony Creative, Scrap It Forward, Stamptacular 'Whateva' Challenge, Shellys Images Tic-Tac-Toe (Ribbons, Brads(In center of Flowers), Flowers)


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Happy Birthday to Michael

Here is a 30th Birthday card I made for my brother...
Inspired by Moxie Fab Worlds Color Inspiration Challenge and Case Study Sketch Challenge.
The sentiment was stamped with Fiskars Birthday stamp and Jenni Bowlin Lemon Drop Dabber. Embellished with some Making Memories ribbon and hand stiching. The "3-0" was cut out with the Wishblade (DON'T suggest this cutter!), and painted with some Tattered Angels Caribbean Blue mist, Jenni Bowlin Soap Powder Dabber, Turqoise Ranger Stickles, & finished with Dazzling Diamonds Tattered Angels Mist.... Shines better in person ;).

Also entering in the following challenges;
JBS Inspiration, Dabbers
Craft Sentiments, Favorite Things (Dabbers & Glimmer Mist)
Drunken Stampers Birthday Challenge (Here's to 29 more years lol)

Hope you like.


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Layout Makeover

I have been wanting to make over a few of my older layouts that I wasn't feeling so much. So here is what I came up with for the first page of my "About Me" album. Yes, I chopped myself into squares (didn't hurt).
I've entered this layout into the following;
Stamptacular Sunday Sketch Challenge, Ellen Hudson Inchie Challenge, Ladybug Crafts Baby Challenge, Paper Trail Make Your Own Embellishments. and JBS Inspirations.
Supplies:
DCWV Mango Frost Stack
Heidi Swap Alphabet Clear Stamps
Heidi Grace Journaling Stickers
Distress Ink & Jenni Bowlin Dye Ink & Versafine Ink
Distress Stickles


Here is the original layout....






Hope You Like...


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Happy Birthday to Nicole

A Day Late... lol ... But Happy Birthday none the less!!

Here is a fun birthday card I made using my new Hero Arts Fun Flowers & Jenni Bowlin inks.
The butterfly borders & embellishments are from Martha Stewart punches.

Inspired by the Moxie Fab World Bright & Bold Color Challenge and their Tuesday Trigger,

The popping pink & orange in this photo are so fun as well as the varied sizes or the circles in the garland, I might actually have to make two projects for this one :)

I have also entered this card into the Ink on My fingers Diamond Challenge, Stampin B's Old & New Challenge, Craft your Days Away'Anything Goes', Sentimental Sundays, and the Dutch Dares New Beginning challenge for a new year older!!

Hope You Like!


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10 Techniques in 10 Days (1)

I have decided to put myself to a little challenge to get my creative juices flowing. I want to try 10 new techniques in the next 10 days (First is was 10 techniques in 10 hours, but I realized that wasn't going to happen)...

Today's Technique
Crackle Paint over Distress Ink as seen by Tim Holtz HERE _______________________________________________________________



First I rubbed the distress ink all over the cardstock, Then covered the cardstock with Rock Candy Crackle paint and let dry.I have entered this card into the Play Date Cafe PDCC63 as well as the Sweet Stop SSS90 Challenge, the Moving Along with the Times challenge, Stampin Royalty & Cute Card Thursday

Hope you Like!!



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Dum Dum Da Dum...

All I can think about with this card (for Lucy's Day Six Sketch) is WEDDING!... Wasn't what I was going for, I needed something grey for Moxie Fabs Grey is the new Black challenge, and something CAS for Paper Play and Stamptacular Sunday Challenge
Combine all three and this is whatcha get!!Supplies:
The Paper Co.: Grey & White Cardstock
Celebrate It: Ribbon
Imaginisce Irock & Hot Fix Crystals
Inkadinkado Clear Stamps: Thoughts for the Day
Versafine Black Ink
Making Memories Brad


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Love, Love

Here's a card I made today for Valentines day.... Inspired by Lucy's Day 4 Sketch Challenge & Moxie Fab Worlds Tuesday trigger...

I love the white wedding cake covered in simple white flowers. Here's what I am up with...

I have been wanting to use my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to do a ribbon technique I saw on Archivers blog (bottom of the card). It was originally top of the card but I wasn't feeling it. I embossed the background with a flower plate (Inspired by the Cake).


Hope you Like!

Challenges:
City Crafter


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Distress Dreams

Here's a card featuring lots of Ranger by Tim Holtz products! ...Love...
I've entered this card into day 2 of Lucy's Sketch Challenge :)
Hope you like!

This was also my very first time on a sewing machine so I am pretty excited about that~
Tried out the new Irock tool for the gems, not to sure how I am feeling about it just yet--- If you don't hold it for the precise number of seconds at the precise heat, the glue will seap out.

All the stamps are Tim Holtz which are actually pretty awesome stamps for clear stamps. They were from the visually artistry collection and there definitely something to own! Their far higher quality then most clear stamps out there (for about the same price).
Also got the chance to use my new Zutter Distrezz-it-All. VERY awesome!

Until next time...


Other Challenges
My Time to Craft
Pile it On
Creative Inspirations
Really Reasonable Ribbon
(did you know their giving away a bunch of ribbon for their blogiversary??)
Simon Says Stamp


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Live.Laugh.Love Card

This card was created for a few purposes. First, I wanted to try out lots of new things I got for christmas this year hehehehe, Also for Lucy's Sketch Week Day 1 and the Glitter is Glam Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Mounted on a Glitter background, I stamped White Card stock with the flower image using VersaFine Ink. The center of the flowers were painted first with Smooch Pearl Accent Ink (Top Coat) and then glittered with Martha Stewart Fine Glitter. The petal centers were painted again with Smooch Pear Accent Ink, Hot Pink. Then, The purple flower was painted using Twinkling H20's Got em for Christmas :). To top it all off, I stamped my favorite sentiment using Stazon, Cherry Pink.

Hope you Like!!

Other Challenges Entered:
Drunken Stampers "Something New" (Twinklin H20's)
City Crafter Stamp it Out
Stamp Something


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Happy New Years!!....

...Resolution

Its time to put all those hours of shopping and paychecks spent, to good use, actually using all the paper crafting supplies I own!!

I might even take a stab at the digital world while I am at it, seems fun.

I hope everyone had a Happy Holiday season and here's to 365 more fresh days!



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