Friday, August 13, 2010

Friends Having Fun Final Sketch Challenge

Hi.  Yes, today is our final Friends Having Fun challenge.  It has been a fun ride.:)  Thank you for all the support and comments over the last few months!  We have an awesome sketch from Dani to work with.  Play along if you get a chance!

Here’s my card…




Princess Rose digi from The Wild Flower Patch

Please be sure to check out the creations of the other Friends…










The challenge closes in two weeks, so there’s plenty of time to play.

Thank you also to the lovely ladies I’ve had the chance to work with through these Design Teams.  You’re awesome!  I hope I have the chance to work with you again in the future.:)

Thanks for looking!

And just remember, Friday the 13th is considered a day of good luck in France.;)


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Friends Having Fun-Color Challenge #5!

Hurray!  I’m finally getting this posted!  This week the Kaleidoscope Krew has a new Color Challenge for you!  I used these colors to make some more of my mini layouts that I’ve been doing lately.


All of the cute stamps were from the $1 bins at JoAnn and Michael’s.  The ribbon was from the $1 bins at Target.  I love a bargain!;)

The pictures are of my husband and me the first time we went to South Carolina together.  We had been married for about 3 months then.:)

Please play along with our challenge if you can.  And don’t forget to check out the other members of the Krew…




(Alyssa is sitting this one out)

Thanks for looking!


Monday, July 12, 2010

FHF-Sketch Challenge #4!

Hi! Still with the computer issues, so sorry if things don't look quite right in my posts for now. This week we have an awesome new sketch from Dani, check out our new Sketch Challenge here!

Here's the card I made for the challenge...

I just got an Epic Six, so I was excited to emboss something! Hope you like it! Make sure you check out the other Sketch Sorority Sisters' creations, too!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

FHF Color Challenge #4! - Finally!

I am so sorry this post is so very late! My computer is about to crash and I've been trying to get it to work for days now. I'm typing this right now on a borrowed laptop. I miss using my computer!! Anyway, the Kaleidoscope Krew has a new Color Challenge for you this week! I decided to try something totally new for me. I made my very first ATC!

Here's the color combo we're working with this month...

I used one of the awesome Kraftin Kimmie stamps for my ATC. I really like their stamps.:)

Hope you're having a less stressful week than me, and hope you find a chance to play along with us!


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Artful INKables Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Customer and Design Team Twilight Artful INKables blog hop! Make sure you start at the Artful INKables Blog, so you don't miss a single thing!

To celebrate the release of ECLIPSE today, we're highlighting the Artful INKables Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight, Fictionally Inspired and Epic Tales. Artful INKables also has a set of Vampire Romance Themed Charms available!

I chose to use the Fictionally Inspired stamp set to make my Eclipse inspired card.  I liked making a joy fold card so much the other day that I decided to make one here, too.:)






Hope you like it!

The next stop on the hop is Michelle Barnett.

Here’s the hop order in case you lose your way…

Kristin Soboloski

Laura Boyd <---You are here!

Michelle Barnett

Alison Heikkila

Sammi Betbeder

Michele Lourenco

Kim Nath

Erica Johnson-Wanzer

Patti Nelson

Chelsea Van Wyk

Tanya Johnson

Dawn Knight

Jennifer Olauson

Joy Stagg

Jackie Rakoski

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Artful INKables! Please leave your comments by Midnight, July 4th to be eligible to win!

Have fun with the rest of the hop!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Twinkles and New Folds

Hi!  I wanted to show you the anniversary card I made for my parents.  I used two challenges for this card, Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge 20, and Oh, Alice!  Chapter 19:  Twinkle, twinkle…






I learned how to make a Joy Fold Card from the InStyle Stamps Blog.  The digi stamps come from The Wild Flower Patch.  Copics and a colored pencil were used for the coloring.  Paper from Coredinations and DCWV.  Stardust Stickles on a few of the flowers.

Thanks for looking!:)


Thursday, June 24, 2010

StampInsanity Challenge and More!

Hi!  I’m so behind!  I just wanted to share with you a card I made for the StampInsanity Challenge #14-Betcha Bottom Dollar.  I think this sketch is so cute!  Here’s my card…




I love those Stardust Stickles!!  Maddie was colored using Copic markers.  You can find this Maddie stamp here from StampInsanity.

This card was made for a big sister who now has twin baby sisters!:)  And here’s the card I made for her mom and dad…



The pea digis are from Pixie Dust Studio and the inside sentiment is from Digital Doodling.

Thanks for taking the time to look!  And thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!:)


P.S.  Mandy, to answer your question, I’m barely 5’1” and my husband is almost 6’5”.:)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Scrappy Challenge #3

Hi!  Just posting real quick since this challenge ends tonight.  I made another one of my 5x5 layout pages.  This is for A Scrappy Challenge #3 – Scrapbook Sketch.


And without the glare of the flash…


Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anniversary Card for My Husband

I did get it made in time!  Hurray!  LOL!  And actually, this is one of my favorite cards that I’ve made.:)




Chester stamp and sentiment stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  I also used a little arrow stamp from Studio G to point to the number 8 on the clock, since this was our 8th anniversary!:)  The gears are Tim Holtz, and I also used Tim Holtz masks to make the gears on the grey paper.  The N and L stamps were from the dollar bin at Michael’s.  And I even used some sandpaper to sand the bottom edge of the front of the card.

This card goes along with these challenges…

Oh, Alice!:  Chapter 17:  Mad Watch

A Crafty Little Challenge #43 – One for the Boys

I really liked the sentiment “Time Passes…Friendship Remains” because Nathan and I are still the best of friends after so many years.  And since I’m being so sentimental, here are a couple of our wedding photos from 8 years ago…



Thanks so much for looking!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Last Minute for Sketch Girl

One of these days I’m going to have an entry in early for a challenge, but not today!  If you’re looking for my FHF Sketch Challenge post, then please keep scrolling down on my blog.  This is my second post today, which is really amazing since I can’t seem to get time for anything lately! 

I’ve had this album since my husband and I got married, but the page size was odd, so, I never knew what to do with it.  Until now!  I measured the pages and there’s just enough room to put a 5 inch page inside, so, I’m going to fill it with small layouts using pictures of me and my husband.:)  Here’s what the album looks like(the friend that gave it to us put the picture of us when we were dating in it)…


I decided to use Sketch Girl-Sketch #19 for this page…



The picture is from a few years ago.  We have a friend that used to throw a jazz music party every year, and that’s where this picture was taken. 

And now I have to run because tomorrow is our wedding anniversary and I don’t have a card made for my husband yet!  Yikes!

Thanks for looking!


FHF-Sketch Challenge #3!

Hello!  We have an awesome new Sketch Challenge for you this week!  Wanna see?  Here it is…


I love this sketch!  When trying to figure out what I was going to make with it I remembered a $1 journal I had bought, so, I decided to re-cover it and use the sketch for the front.  Check it out…




(click on any image to see it larger)

Sentiment stamp and pocket watch stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  The ribbon was actually a cream color so I just used brown ink all over it to make it look the way I wanted.  I sanded the edges of the circle.  And the gold charms had little loops on them, so I cut those off and stuck them on there because they reminded me of fancy gears.  I’m totally in love with steampunk right now!:)

Hope you like it!  Be sure to check out the other Sketch Sorority Sisters, too:



And we’re having a design team call right now, too!  For details on the Sketch Challenge DT Call go HERE, and for details on the Recipe Challenge DT Call go HERE.

Have a great week!:)


Saturday, June 12, 2010

A New Shape for Me

Hi!  I needed to make a card for my in-laws’ anniversary, so, I decided to see what challenges I could play along with to make it.  I decided to go with two:  A Crafty Little Challenge #42-Anything But Square and Friends Having Fun Recipe Challenge #2(Spring theme, hand-cut flower(s), embossing, and pastel-like colors)

I hadn’t really made a circular card before so I decided to give it a try…



And inside…


Flower digi stamp is from Stamp Happens, I just colored two and cut out one flower and set of leaves and used foam tape to make them “pop”.  “Happy Anniversary” stamp from Stampabilities.  I used an embossing folder on the pale purple cardstock and used two different colors of ink smeared all over it.

Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 7, 2010

FHF-Color Challenge #3

Hello!  We have a new Color Challenge from the Kaleidoscope Krew today!  I can’t believe this is our 3rd challenge already!  Time just keeps zooming by.  Anyway, here are the colors that Alison chose for this month’s challenge…



Aren’t they fun colors?  Here’s what I made…




I decided to alter a clear box I had and make matching gift cards to go inside.:)  (Digi stamp from Sassy Studio Designs)

This also goes along with these challenges:

WFWC17 – Box it Up!

and FHF – Pop Culture Challenge #2 – Sex in the City (I took the quiz Erica posted and I turned out to be a Carrie, so, I colored the drink light pink to represent her love of Cosmopolitans)

Don’t forget to check out the other members of the Kaleidoscope Krew…




And give a big welcome to our newest member, Danielle!

We hope you can find the time to play along with our challenge, it runs till July 4th, so, you’ve got time!:)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Anniversary Cards for Crafty Challenges

Sick again, so, I’ll keep this brief.

Here are two anniversary cards I made recently…



I did this first one for A Crafty Little Place – Crafty Challenge #38


And I did this second one for their Crafty Challenge 37, but I forgot to post it in time.:)  (focal stamp from Artful Inkables)

Thanks for looking!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Last Minute Times Two!

If you’re looking for my Darque Obsession Release post just keep scrolling, this is my second post for today.(I know, amazing, right!)

I really liked the two sketches that were posted for Sketch Girl:  Sketch #17, so, I decided to use both of them this week!:)




Cake digi stamp from Sassy Studio Designs.  Cake colored with Copic markers and Stardust Stickles.  Paper from DCWV and The Paper Company.

Hope you like them!:)


Darque Obsession Release-Part 2!

Yes, it’s time!  Check out these bad boys…


I’m so excited about these!  Each one reminds me of certain characters that I like from books/tv.  So much fun!  You can find these new additions to the Darque Obsession collection in the Stamp Happens Shop.

Here’s the card I made using Cristofer…




Isn’t he gorgeous?  He reminds me of Damon Salvatore!;)

Sentiment stamp from Artful Inkables.  I used flocking on the stars and sentiment.  Super hot image colored with Copic markers.(I was actually really pleased with how his jacket turned out!)

Thanks for looking!  Definitely go visit Tonya’s blog so that you can check out all of the other ladies’ creations using these new stamps!:)