Friday, January 29, 2010

3 in 1!

I'm multitasking! I decided to make this layout for three challenges instead of doing them all separately this week. The challenges are Twilight Tuesday Scrapbooking Challenge #4 - The Unflattering Side of Pregnancy, Twilight Tuesday Color Challenge #2 - Thoughts of Bella, and the January Scrapbook Sketch Challenge from Smeared and Smudged. I don't usually feel like the challenges I'm doing go hand in hand, but these just seemed to work together for me.

The picture was taken right before we left home for the hospital, my water had already broken, and we decided to take one last picture of my huge belly before we left. My belly button that is usually an inney was poking out, and I had stretchmarks galore, and it was early morning, so, I was tired.

Papers from DCWV, The Paper Studio, The Paper Company, Core'Dinations, and Colorbok. Ink from Studio G. I just printed the letters using an office program on my computer.(When I made the custom text color on my computer it looked just like the Forks Sky color from the challenge, but it didn't print out looking that way) The little starburst punch I used was from Creative Memories.

Hopefully you enjoyed getting to see me in all my pregnant glory, I don't usually share this picture with everyone, but I thought I would for the challenge. Thanks for looking!:)


Thursday, January 28, 2010

DCRU Challenge 23 - Ribbon

This week's challenge from Die Cuts R Us is to use Ribbon in your project. I like using ribbon, so, this was fun!:) Also, I used the awesome free Prince Ian digi from The Greeting Farm(you can get him here).

And here's my daughter's card...

I thought she did pretty good using the markers considering she's 5.:) She came up with the idea of using a crown from my DCWV Once Upon a Time stack for him.

The paper I used was from My Mind's Eye. The ribbon is something I picked up in the fabric section of Hobby Lobby. We used Copics and Prismacolor markers to color in Ian.

I've never done something like that with ribbon before, so, it's not perfect, but I still liked how it turned out.

Thanks for looking at our cards!:)


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TGF CHA Relay - Day 3

I'm having such fun with this relay! I was immediately in love when I saw this Toby cub digi. He's so cute!

Here's my card...

Cardstock from Bazzill Basics. Some black ribbon and silver eyelets. Some Studio G red ink on the edges of the heart. Colored pencils on the digi from The Greeting Farm.

Thanks for looking!

-For further details on the relay check out the Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm blog.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BLHC #3 - Vintaged Image

I know, you just can't get rid of me today. LOL! This week's challenge from Gwen at Busy Little Hands was to use a "vintaged image" in your project. At first I wasn't really sure what I was going to do, but I remembered that I had a bunch of pictures I had borrowed to scan from my grandma, so, I put a couple of copies of those to use.:)

Here's my card...

The little boy is my grandpa and the little girl is my grandma. My grandma is 83 now, my grandpa passed away in '02. Weren't they adorable? My grandpa on some kind of tractor in Ohio, my grandma leaning against a wall somewhere in France. Who would have thought they would have ended up together, but I'm sure glad they did!:)

Paper/cardstock from Core'Dinations and The Paper Studio. I used a little sunburst shaped punch and some brads to make the flowers. Added a little ribbon, too. And the stamp is from Hampton Art.

Hope you like it! It was a sweet project for me to work on.:)


Smeared and Smudged Sketch Challenge

Is this my 3rd post today? Wow, I'm on a roll! This is a card I made the other day for the January Card Sketch Challenge at Smeared and Smudged. It's a really cool sketch and some of the other ladies over there did an awesome job with it, too. Go check 'em out!

Here's mine...

Creamy colored paper was from Coredinations, Brown swirly paper from The Paper Studio. Others are from packs of cardstock that have lost their covers/packaging info. Stamps from Stampin' Up!(from about 10 years ago) And a few brads.

Hope you like it! My 5-yr-old really liked this one.:)


TTSC #18

I made this card last week for the Twilight Tuesday Sketch Challenge, I just keep getting sidetracked, so, I'm just now getting it posted.

Here's my card...

I think I used the wrong colors, or, something. I loved the way others used this sketch, but I don't think I rocked this one. Oh well.

The sentiment is a stamp from Inkadinkado. Digi stamp is a freebie from Pollycraft. I colored in the digi with Prismacolor markers.

Thanks for stopping by!


TGF CHA Relay - Day 2!

Day 2 of the TGF CHA Relay! Woohoo!

Here's my Charlotte card, I decided to make her ginger...

Cardstock from DCWV and Bazzill Basics. Sticker from Creative Memories. And digi stamp from The Greeting Farm, of course.:) Various colored pencils were used.

Thanks for looking!


Monday, January 25, 2010

TGF CHA Relay!

I haven't done anything like this before, so, I'm really excited! If you want all of the details of this relay, or, you want to participate, go check out Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm. But hurry, because you only have till 6pm CST to get day 1's entry in!

Here's my entry using the free digi stamp...

I had to take the picture by the window, without flash for it to come out anywhere near the real colors. My camera is such a pain sometimes.

I used DCWV cardstock and colored Ian with various colored pencils.

Thanks for looking, hope you like it!:)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

DCRU Challenge 22

This week's Die Cuts R Us challenge was a sketch!

Here's my card...

Paper/Cardstock from Bazzill Basics and DCWV. Adorable digi stamp from Lily-Boo's Boutique. Image colored with Prismacolor and Copic Sketch markers. And throw in some silver eyelets and black ribbon, and there you go!

Thanks for looking! This card makes me smile.:)


Stamp Happens Sketch Challenge

This sketch challenge is for a chance to win the new Zeke & Maddie stamp set from StampInsanity Stamps and Stamp Happens! I really want these stamps, they are so cute!

Anyway, here's the card I made for the challenge...

This sketch was fun.:)

Butterfly paper from The Paper Studio, black floral print paper from Paper Pizazz, black cardstock from Bazzill Basics, some leftover black ribbon, and the sweet digi stamp from Digital Doodling.

I made four cards for challenges last night and this was my husband's favorite.:)

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TTIC #60 - Red

I got an idea for this week's challenge from Twilight Tuesday right away, so, I jumped on it!:)

Here's what the lovely Erica said:

"Creative portion: Create a project either using the color red or expressing what red means to you.
Comment portion: Tell your best “red” story. Is it that great red dress that caught everyone’s attention, have you “seen” red before, anyone like Red Velvet cake? Anything goes!"

I subscribe to the feed for Haute Macabre, and a while back they had a link to this template, so, of course I downloaded it immediately! I've just been biding my time, waiting for that perfect opportunity to try it out, and when I saw this week's challenge I knew it was time.

Here's what the template looked like when I printed it out...

And here's my completed card...

You can see the size better here(I have smallish hands)...

Cardstock from Bazzill Basics. Stamp from Artful Inkables. Inks from Studio G.

Red brings many things to mind for me. Blood. Rage. Lipstick. Silk. Velvet Curtains. Pie Filling. Hearts.;) I don't think I really have a red story to tell. I definitely have "seen" red before.;) I do, of course, like red velvet cake. Ooh, and I love chocolate covered cherries! My new phone is red, too.(I know, I'm so random)

Thanks for looking, hope you like it!:)


Monday, January 18, 2010

Simple Ribbon Hearts

I made a card with a ribbon heart here, and Tonya had asked if I could photograph how it was done, so, here we go!:)

Here's the heart from the card in question...

First, I just punched two holes through the papers and poked the ribbon through from the back to the front...

Here's the back view...

Then, I just put the other end of the ribbon through the other hole in the back...

Then I glued the first ribbon end down to the front of the paper...

Then, I trimmed the other end of the ribbon and glued it down, too...

And it's as simple as that! As you can see, the heart just looks a little different depending on the spacing of your holes, and the width and the heaviness of the ribbon you're using.

Hopefully someone will find this helpful. Thanks for looking!:)


BLHC #2 - Family Fun

Yay! I'm finally getting a chance to post this. This week at Busy Little Hands the challenge had a theme of Family Fun.

Here's what Gwen said:

"What do you and your family do for fun? Are there special moments you plan or traditions you do together for recreation or entertainment? If so, scrap a page or create a project that will celebrate the way you and your family "play" together."

Here's the layout I made...

Sorry the first two pics are kinda fuzzy, I had to turn the flash off to take them. The pictures are from a while back and are of my family in the woods at one of the places we like to go to walk together when the weather's nice. My husband is an outdoorsy kind of guy.

I used papers from The Paper Studio, Colorbok, and Bazzill Basics. I used a pine tree edge punch from Martha Stewart for the sections behind the pictures. And there was some craft ribbon and a few brads, too. Oh, and some stickers I cut down to use for this.

Thanks for looking!:)


Saturday, January 16, 2010

TTCC #1!

I'm just now getting a chance to post my challenge project. Phew! I hate when everything seems to get in my way. Anyway, this week's challenge from Twilight Tuesday was a color challenge! Here's what they said over at Twilight Tuesday:

"Greetings and welcome to Twilight Tuesday’s very first Color Challenge! Every couple of weeks, we will be giving you a brand new color challenge. This is going to be a lot of fun!

Your first Color Challenge is going to feature Edward’s coloring. The first color is Butterscotch for his eyes (when he isn’t hungry!), second is Alabaster for his pale, pale skin, and third is Reddish-Brown for his fabulous hair! "

And here's my card...

I used Coredinations papers, the dressy Ed digi stamp from The Greeting Farm, some brads, various colored pencils to color the stamp, and my Creative Memories Stardust Maker punch and my little Xyron to make the little star stickers.

I tried to make his hair have the auburn tinges to it with the pencils. I don't think I did too bad.

Thanks for looking!:)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

TTSC #17

I hadn't done a sketch challenge in a while, so, this was fun!:) This was for Twilight Tuesday's Sketch #17.

I used papers from DCWV and My Mind's Eye. And some ribbon. And I didn't have anything to cut an oval shape, so, I used a diamond instead.

Thanks for looking!:)


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Busy Little Hands Way Challenge #1

My friend Gwen of Busy Little Hands has started her very own weekly challenge! I'm so excited for her! Her first challenge is a scrap challenge. This was good for me since I've been starting to really build up a collection of odd-sized scraps.

So, here's what I ended up making...

You can see just how small they are here...

It was so much fun making the little box and matching card, and it really helped use up a few odd, small scraps. The ribbon was even left over from some past sewing project of mine. The paper was from The Paper Studio, I don't know what the brown cardstock was, it lost its packaging a while back.

I'm looking forward to Gwen's future challenges, this one was fun!

Thanks for looking!:)


Friday, January 8, 2010

TTIC #59 - Sparkle!

I was very excited about this week's challenge over at Twilight Tuesday. I mean, I just love sparkly things!:)

Here's what Margie said:

Let’s start the New Year with a bit of…


Create a project using something that sparkles or shines – glitter, bling, etc.

Comment: Share your inspiring resolutions for the New Year!

Here's my card...

You can see the sparklies better here...

And here's my daughter with the card she made...

You can see the sparkle better here...

I don't make New Year's resolutions, so, nothing exciting to say there. But, I'm having some health problems recently, so, I'm hoping they'll get figured out soon so that I can be more active physically this year.(Nothing like feeling like a total slug, eh?)

We used papers from Creative Memories, The Paper Studio, Wasau Paper, DCWV, and My Mind's Eye. Bling from the dollar bin at JoAnn's. Rub-on from Colorbok. I used Copics and Prismacolor markers to color my Bella.(the hair looks wonky because I started with one color, then layered another color over it) The glitter is cosmetic glitter from Aromaleigh that I painted on with eyeliner sealant.

Hope you like our cards! Thanks for stopping by!


DCRU Challenge 20

This week's challenge from Die Cuts R Us was a color challenge! I really enjoyed it! The challenge was to make a project using colors from the cute little DCRU button(just like the one on the side of my blog). :)

Here's the card I made...

And here's the card my daughter made...

Here she is with her card...

We used papers from DCWV, Wasau Paper, and The Paper Studio. The button on my card is an antique button from my grandma, and this is the first time I've used a button on a card! The sticker in the middle of my daughter's card is from Creative Memories. I used the Creative Memories puzzle punch for my card.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, January 2, 2010


Hurray! I finally got a chance last night to work on a challenge project!:) This is for the Twilight Tuesday Scrapbooking Challenge from this past week. Here's what Alison says about this week's challenge -

"This week’s challenge is about one of the Cullen boys… Jasper has the special ability to control the emotions of the people in a room. He often made Bella relax in Twilight. Who in your life does that for you? Maybe you have a special place you go to to find peace. What is your “Jasper?” Make a scrapbook page representing that person or place! Or, you can make a layout about Jasper himself!"

The picture I used for this layout includes both the person and place that help me relax - my husband, and the beach. We only get to visit the ocean every 1-2 years, but I just love walking on the beach with my sweetie, it's one of the few things that helps me relax.

I left some space so that I could do some journaling later if I feel like it.

I used papers from The Paper Studio, Creative Memories, and Bazzill Basics. Stickers from Creative Memories.

Thanks for looking!