Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Double Take Tuesday: A Christmas Sketch

Happy Tuesday! It has been nice and warm for the past few days so it's hard to really believe that summer is over but alas I must accept it and move forward with the Holiday madness :) Speaking of Holiday Madness, I used the new Holiday Blessings set for my sample. These trees are just the cutest and they look adorable in non-traditional colors.

This week, our hostess is Aeryn and she created a fairly simple sketch. Well I took it upon myself to muck it up. Lol. I shifted the center and switched the elements but I promise it's there. hehe. As I was saying about Holiday Madness, the new Holidays sets are perfect for creating assembly line cards cards. After all, that is what we aim for once December 24 rolls around and there isn't a card in sight. Lol. So if you don't want a lot of fuss or if you do, these sets are for you!

Now make sure you head on over to the TGF Blog to check out the proper and amazing samples.
Thanks for stopping by!

I'll be playing with:
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and/or Punches
3 Girl Jam - Anything Goes

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fun Farm Challenges Happening on the TGF Blog

Hey there, Happy Friday!!! I know It's been quiet on the ol' blog but that doesn't mean it's been quiet at my crafty desk. Lol, well actually it has been a little. I was staring at this mess for a few days but it's a cute mess, right? Lol! Anyways let's get on with it, shall we :) Warning: Picture Heavy.

This week brought several new challenges over at the Farm blog. First off is our Double-Take Tuesdays challenge, which is a brand new challenge that began last week. For these challenges we will either have a sketch challenge or a color challenge for you. 

This weeks Double-Take Tuesdays challenge was a Color Challenge. Use the colors Yellow, Aqua, Grey and White. I really loved this color combo because it was outside my comfort zone and I ended up using a base color I normally wouldn't. I used the new adorable Bright Bean because I just love coloring them up with different hair colors and this time was no exception. 

Moving onto our monthly challenge... the Retro-Fresh Challenge for this month is, "I Want Candy!" Now it may seem as it was Halloween oriented but it wasn't :) As long as your project involves a candy theme and you use an older TGF stamp then you're good to go.  

For my project I created a chocolate bar slider. I saw this awesome treat container last year on the Tickled Pink Stamps blog. Debbie, one of the Pink girls, created one and was kind enough to write up a tutorial. If you give it a go, make sure you have a sturdy base and prepare to toss away the first or second attempt. Not that I did that. Lol.

I used the adorable Spooktacular digi set. You get all the little ghouls and monsters in this set so it is perfect for all your Halloween needs. 


Entering this candy holder in:
(The picture of the treat holder goes with the picture of my messy desk)
Designed to Color - Halloween Week

And finally, today, begins a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge. The theme is Buttons and Bows. This theme was right up my alley as I love using buttons and the occasional bows :) I used one of the Anyas from the new Miss Anya Scarves. I love these new miss anyas because a) I do (lol) and b) they are perfect for seasonal cards/projects (not just Christmas but also winter related). 

I'm entering this in: 
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says Stamp - Dies and/or Punches

I hope you have a great Friday and are enjoying the new transitioning weather. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cheeky Kitty

Happy Sunday Night! I finally got a chance to play along with World Card Making Day (a day late, lol, but I made it) :) Here's a quick Halloween card featuring this sexy Cheeky Kitty from The Greeting Farm.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm playing with:
The Pink Elephant - Pendants
Designed to Color - Halloween Week

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Cheri

Hey All. We are here celebrating Cheri's BIG birthday with a surprise mini hop!!!!  
Sadly time got away from me and I don't have my finished card ready. 
However, here is a picture of an an amazing looking cake depicting one of  our favorites (both mine and Cheri) Alice in Wonderland. 

Happy Birthday Cheri!!!!!! 
I hope you have an amazing time today and that you get a little crazy like the mad hatter :)
Sending you lots of hugs and good wishes from California.

Next on the hop is Tanya!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

FFF: Pink

Hey all! Running a tad late with my FFF Post (lol) but not late enough where you still can't enter the challenge :) The theme of the week is PINK! Yay!! So get your pink paper, markers and glitter and get your pink on. My card features the uber adorable Bright Bean.

Thanks for stopping by!