Sunday, September 23, 2012

SOG Gatefold Challenge

Hi there! It was Some Odd Girl FB Fun Day on Saturday and what that means is that they have challenges, major discounts and some fun random crafty chatter. One of the challenges was to create a gatefold card. But I think I goofed and did it wrong. One of the odd girls created a gatefold card with the panels cut in a circle and the image on the inside. As you can see, mine is the regular way. Whoops :)

Hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with: 
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Halloween Is Approaching

Happy Saturday and Happy Fall!! So there is no denying it, summer is over. Boo! So since I never been big on creating Fall like projects, you know the ones with reds, oranges, browns and leaves. It gets me a little sad, lol, so I thought I'd dive right into Halloween. 

The first card I created is for the TGF Sketch Challenge that is exclusive to the Splitcoaststampers forum.  We are already on sketch 31 and this week our hostess is Eva. Great sketch right! It gives you lots of opportunity to use up that dp. That is what I did. I was just ripping out pages from my mat stack tothrow it all on there. I began to reorganize my stuff and I was appalled to see how much I've accumulated in the past 2 years. So now I am just ready to use it all.


I used Hallo Pumpkin Ian who is such a cutie! There are 4 other Halloween images that go perfect with him and look great together or alone.

Since I already had my Halloween paper out and this Hallo Bride Creeper already colored up I thought why not make a second card :) I was going for a little spookier look on this one. Although its hard to get spooky with The Greeting Farm, lol, they're too cute!

I used the Anyone for Anya sketch for this card.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

I'm submitting both of these cards to:
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Designed to Color - Halloween Week

Friday, September 21, 2012

FFF: Boy Birthday

Happy Friday. Today begins a new Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at TGF Blog and the theme is Boy Birthday with a Color Twist. You must use the colors: Aqua, Orange and Silver somewhere on your card. I used Birthday Boy Ian. He comes in digi form so if you do not have any boy stamps you can pop on over to shop to buy this cutie.

I hope you can play along with us this week and make sure you hop on over to the TGF blog to check out the rest of the birthday boy creations.
Thanks for stopping by. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Neutral Baby Card

Happy Wednesday. I'm here with a baby card featuring one of Mo Manning's adorable images. This image is called "I Forgot" which is prob meant for an apology card but this lil elephant can pull off any type of card. I used the neutral color yellow to have as a standby.
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with
Mo's Challenge - Buttons
Sketch Saturday #225

Friday, September 14, 2012

FFF: Lace and/or Vintage

Happy Friday! Today we start a brand new Farm Fresh Challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog. The theme of the week is Lace and/or Vintage. Since I didn't have any lace on hand I went for the Vintage/Distressed look. My image is the new Latte Anya who is perfect for the Vintage look or for the bright and cheery look.

Do you want to know my secrets to "vintaging" and/or detressing your card? Yes, ok :) 
One, find muted dp. 
Two, keep your palette in the brown hues. 
Three, run your scissors through it. 
Four, add a little Timmy ink to it. 
Five, throw on some pearls and lace (if you have it) and voila you're finished. hehe.

Ok so now that you know my secrets hop on over to the TGF blog to link up. Plus, you'll be able to check some more old world samples created by my dt sisters:)

Happy Crafting and Thanks for stopping by!!  

I'm playing with:
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distress It
7 Kids College Challenge - Easy as 1-2-3

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Princess Wall Hanging

Happy Thursday all! Today is my day to Showcase over at The Greeting Farm. I am showcasing a recycled project of mine. Ok so I must confess that originally my Princess Anya no.4 was slated for a card but it quickly developed a mind of its own and decided to be something else. I mean, with all the knick-knacks and bobbles I add how could it not? Hehe. So I decided to run with it and create a wall hanging. 

Here are some closeups

On the Wall

You can create your own wall hanging with a recycled chipboard, there's no need to buy wood  if you don't want to. For my base, I used the back of a Bristol pad. I always keep those to re-purpose because it is an extremely thick piece of chipboard. I took extra care in covering the complete board, making sure the corners didn't bulk up.  I used one of my favorite stacks, The Preppy Princess stack from DCWV. I just love the shabby chic feel to it. The colors are soft and it works perfect for little girls projects as well mature women. I also left some space towards the bottom so I can personalize if I need to at a later time. 

Thanks for stopping by!!
I'm playing with:
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing
My Creative Time - Designer Challenge - Recycle It
7 Kids College Fund - Easy as 1, 2, 3...
Pile It On - Patterned Paper
Divas by Design - For a Child

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Retro-Fresh Challenge: Leaves + More

Happy Wednesday All!! We are back with another Retro-Fresh challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog. For the month of September, the theme/challenge is Leaves. Create a project using leaves (be it on your dp, die-cuts, sticker or actual leaves). Remember that this is a month long challenge and you must use a TGF stamp that is 6 months or older. We want to give our oldies but goodies some much deserved love as well :)

For my card, I used WS Dressy Jeremy and WS Dressy Joyce to create a Twilight inspired card. At first, I thought to go with the in your face red, black and white look but after a bit of a struggle I decided to scratch that look and go for a vintage, distressed approach. After all, their love began a century ago and you can't get more vintage than that. Lol :) ** Image Note: Since both images are digital images, I was able to play around with the sizing so I could overlap the images and make them look as is **

I will be submitting this card to the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Challenge - Layer It Up (Flowers used are the Wild Roses)
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Distressing


On another note... 
There are two other challenges currently happening on The Greeting Farm blog

The first one is the Farm Fresh Friday challenge where the theme is Bright Colors. For my card I used the new Holiday Blessings Clear stamp set. This stamp set is perfect for quick CAS cards. The sentiments are large enough to carry their own weight. KWIM? :) To ply along you have until Thursday morning to do so.

I'm submitting this card to: 
Catered Crop - In the Pink

The second challenge is the Sketch challenge we host exclusively over at the Splitcoaststampers TGF Forum. This week was my turn to create the sketch and this is what I came up with. I was going for a simple sketch that could be "dressed up" with paper and embellies or use as is. I used the sketch for the Holiday Pink card just above (only rotated) and for the purple one down below.

This sample features the brand new Latte Anya. Isn't she simply adorable with her big cup of starbucks :) Note that on this sample I made a boo-boo. I mixed up my flag strips, they should be facing the right and not the left. To play along with this challengeyou have until Friday night to do so.

I will be submitting this card to:
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Put a Stamp on it

Thanks for sticking it out with me on this loooong post :)
and Thanks for stopping by!!

Cupcake Thief

Hey there. Just a quickie post to show you my card featuring the cutest little thief ever. I was smitten when I first saw this image. How could I not be when I saw that she was getting away with those enormous cupcakes. Reminded me of myself. Lol! Image is Cupcake Thief by Mo Manning.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with:
Mo Manning - #151 Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Pink
Sketch Saturday #224
Divas by Design - For A Child
My Mum's Craft Shop - Buttons
Pile It On - Patterned Paper