Saturday, October 31, 2009

Last Minute for DCRU Weekly Challenge

Hi! Yes, I'm getting this posted at the last possible minute. I apologize for my lateness, forces were conspiring against me. Anyway, this week's challenge from DCRU was to create any paper craft that is "male" themed. So, here's the boyish card I made for my husband.:)

I absolutely love the Edward stamp by The Greeting Farm, it is super adorable! I would normally give details about everything I used, but I don't have the time right now, so, if you have any questions at all feel free to post them in the comments and I'll get back to you. Thanks for looking!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just a note...

I just wanted to pop in over here and say hi! I received a blog award on my beauty blog earlier here, and the reason I'm mentioning it here is because about half the blogs I awarded it to are craft blogs, and I didn't think some of you would ever know that you received it if I didn't say something over here on the crafty side.:)

The crafty ladies I passed the award to are...








Sammye Jo

It's always so hard for me to choose who to give blog awards to since there are so many awesome blogs out there! Thanks for reading, I'm so excited to already have so many wonderful followers!:)


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Anniversary Blog Hop!!

Twilight Tuesday is having a 1 year anniversary blog hop today! And what's better is that I'm getting to be a stop on this blog hop!

So, instead of a regular challenge this week, you can go back through the 51 previous challenges and choose one of them to do. How cool is that? So, since I'm new I decided to go back and do the challenge that was from week #17, Jacob Black.

The challenge was to create a project that captures the essence of the special bond between Bella and Jacob.

The comment portion was to "Explain your version of the relationship between he and Bella, or he and the other Quileutes… basically, the essence of Jake. What is the dynamic that draws you in or *GASP* deters you from him. ***note: I don’t intend for this to be a TJ vs TE debate! This is NOT about Edward!*** Do you know someone who is as special as he is to Bella? Does the rebuildng of a car remind you of something or someone? Did someone special teach you to drive (a motorcycle?), or save your life??? et al… Take this any way you want. I just want to see a little puppy love and will abuse my executive power on this one to get it!!!"

So, here's my card, and then I'll explain...

And here's a closeup so that you can see the little paw print cut outs...

I'm definitely drawn to Jacob. He's fun, he's sweet, he's protective, but not overbearing. He's basically an ideal best friend. I do actually have one friend who really did save my life. I've nearly drowned twice(as a kid), and the second time that this happened one of my friends towed me into safety when everyone else ignored my calls for help.(No, I'm not making this up)

So, for this card I wanted something that really said "Jacob" to me. I used the pine forest paper(from Colorbok) and the rocks paper(from DCWV) because they reminded me of Forks and La Push where Jacob and Bella hung out. I used the EK Success Paw Print punch because I couldn't resist, and because I love Jacob as a wolf(and wolves in general). The stickers are from Fiskars/Cloud 9 Design, the pack is called I Love My Dog, ha ha. I used some leftover ribbon from something else. I hope you like it. It was a fun project for me.:)

Now, don't forget to go on to the next stop on the blog hop, which is LIZ!

Also, check out the lovely sponsors of this blog hop...

Stamp Happens Shop

Stamp Insanity Stamps

The Greeting Farm

Unity Stamp Co.

Die Cuts R Us

Sassy Studio Designs

Stars Fall Designs

Thanks for taking the time to stop here and don't forget the rest of the stops, the chances for blog candy, and the scavenger hunt. If you need more details, go to Twilight Tuesday! Have fun!:)


Friday, October 23, 2009

Simple Cupcake Card

I made this card recently for a friend that loves cupcakes. It's really simple, but I thought it turned out cute anyway.:) I also put stickers on an envelope to go with it.

I used some really basic carkstock paper for the card itself. I used elements from a couple of pages in the Sweet Matstack from DCWV. I used the "maybe a cupcake will help?" stamp from Inkadinkado. The stickers I used are some really cute cupcake/dessert themed stickers that I bought at JoAnn, but I can't find the package to tell you the brand, sorry. It was a super easy, but fun card to make.:)

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge - Edward Cullen

I did this project for the Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge for this week. This week's challenge was Edward Cullen. From their site: "For the creative challenge: Create a project that focuses on Edward. For the comment portion: How do you feel about Edward's character? Is it like, love or disdain? Have you read the partial draft of Midnight Sun? What did you think about reading the story from his point of view?"

Well, I love Edward. I mean don't get me wrong, he can be way too protective and controlling at times, but I still love him in the end. I have read Midnight Sun, I loved it even more than Twilight. I liked seeing things from a more mature view, it made it easier to understand his actions throughout the book and explained some things that were left to the imagination in Twilight.

Here's the card I made and then I'll explain it...

I used the typical black, white, and red color scheme. I used the DCWV Full Moon paper because I think Edward - and any other vampire - is more comfortable after the sun goes down, it's easier to be yourself when you don't have to worry about sparkling around someone.;) I used the Paper Pizazz Red Music paper because Edward is a beautiful musician. I used the heart from the Colorbok Victorian Hearts paper because Edward is a very loving and loyal person.(and I thought the Victorian style suited him) At the bottom I stamped LION with silver pigment ink, not just because of the famous quote from the book, but also because he's described as being like the mountain lions that are his favorite meal.LOL I hope it all makes sense. I would have used a photo of Edward, but all the ones I have are cheap magazine pictures and I didn't know how I could make them look good against cardstock. Oh well. It was still fun.:) I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for looking!:)


For Die Cuts R Us Weekly Challenge

Hi! So here's my first challenge project, yippee! This is for the Die Cuts R Us "Earth Friendly" challenge for this week. I thought this challenge looked fun, and then I found the adorable leaves at the store, so, I had to do it!:)

I used some really basic cardstock(that did contain recycled material, yea!) for the card background. I used DCWV Brown Funky Flowers paper, Paper Pizazz Halloween Stripe paper, Colorbok Fall Leaves Photo Graphics, and Craft Essentials papercrafting ribbon.

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!:)


Wednesday, October 21, 2009


So, yes, here I am starting a THIRD blog! I know, I really am crazy. I just think it's easier to keep things separate since some people only want to read about crafts, or, cooking, or, beauty. If you click on my profile you can find links to my cooking and beauty blogs if you're interested in them as well.

I started this blog so that I could show off my crafty side. Also, there have been some really cool paper crafting challenges that I would have liked to participate in, but I didn't have a place to post entries for them.

Feel free to leave comments, I try to respond to all of them.

Hopefully we can have some fun together being crafty!:)