Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another Lily Pad Challenge...Kathy's Color Throwdown!

I couldn't resist but to make another card for Kathy's Color Throwdown challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  I had so much fun making the first card for this challenge that I wanted to make another one.  Below you can find, again, the colors needed to participate in this challenge.

I thought for this card I would do ice cream cones and birthday wishes.  Again, I hope this inspires you all to get crafty and join in on all the fun.  Take care, 'till next time.

Cream Cardstock
Coffee Cardstock
White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Light Blue Cardstock
Red Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
Green Cardstock
Pattern Paper
Scalloped Edge Punch
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Memories Black Ink
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Ice Cream Cone Stamp

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lily Pad Challenge...Kathy's Color Throw Down!

Hi EVERYONE!  I have been away for so long and I am slowly making my way back into the blogging world.  For today, a creation that was inspired by color.  

Over at Lily Pad Cards, there is a challenge going on, Kathy's Color Throw Down.  I am super excited to share this creation with you all.  Below you will find the colors that are to be used in this challenge.  

I love the color combination here and I immediately had an idea in mind. I did create a sketch prior to and then adjusted as I went along.  I hope you all are inspired to get crafty today and use these colors.  Spring is in the air!!!

Kraft Cardstock
White Cardstock
Various Flower Stamps
Memories Black Ink
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Blue and Green Ribbon
Glue Dots
White Gel Pen

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Better late then never"

Hi everyone!  I sure hope I was missed around here.  Moving into a new house can be overwhelming, exhilarating, exciting, and exhausting all at the  same time.  Needless to say we moved into a this new house with no internet service and no cable television service and so my husband and I were entertained through communication which is not one of his strengths...hehe!  Well I just got internet a few days ago and cable television was installed this morning and so I am getting back into the swing of things.  

Without further ado...I did pick a winner quite some time ago for the last blog hop.  The winner is #11 is Michele with Scrappin' Fish Memories and More...  CONGRATULATIONS!

Michele, I will be sending out an e-mail please reply at your earliest convenience.  

On a final note, my scrappin' room is coming along (I will post pics soon) and the Heartstrings Design team has something in store for you all on September 22, so keep an eye open for that.  I hope you all have been scrappin' away while I was having major scrappin' withdraws.  Please go and get crafty and I will have something up for you all here really soon.  Take care, until next time.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Packing and packing and more packing..."

Hi everyone!  I am so sorry I haven't been on a little over a week.  Things have been crazy hectic.  My husband and I will be moving into our new house in less then 6 days and counting.  Things are packed, moved around, the place is looking bare, and we are ready to go.  I haven't been able to make anything and I am having scrapbook withdraws...BUT in our new house, I get to have a craft room (something I have never had before).  I CAN'T WAIT!  So be patient, there is so many things I want to share with you all once I am settled into the new place.  Thank you for being patient with me.  

On a final note, the blog hop is still going on with the Heartstrings Design Team.  Please click HERE to check out my posting and visit everyone's blog to join in on the giveaways.  There is still a few more days to join in my giveaway for the blog.  Just become a follower if you have don't so already and leave me a comment.  Miss all of you and your amazing comments.  I will be back in action before you know it.  Take care, till next time!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Hearstrings DT BLOG HOP"

Hi everyone!  It is BLOG HOPPING time over here with the Heartstring Design Team to showcase some amazing stamps from My Heart Stamps for You.  If you hopped on over here from Shelley's Blog, then you right where you need to be.  If you would like to start hopping from the beginning, click right HERE!

I have been so super busy, I made this card a few weeks ago because I just knew I wasn't going to have time.  After I made it, I wanted to share it with everyone right then and there because it was so stinkin' cute.  So without further ado...

...For the base of the card, I used Kraft Paper (8 1/2 x 4 1/4).  I used these really cute birdie stamps ( I have to think about where these stamps are from) and colored them in with prismacolor pencils and blending tools.  I stamped these birdies directly on the kraft paper to see an illusion of a shadow behind them as I set them on pop dots.  Using a border punch (Upper Crest) for the birdies to rest upon followed by a really thick brown and white polk-a-dot ribbon.  I finally used a heart punch to cut out five hearts in a white cardstock and attached them to ribbon that coordinates with the colors used for the birdies.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment 'Friendships are tied together with Heart Strings' from our sponsor My Heart Stamps for You


Before you leave, I am giving away some BLOG CANDY. 

1. Become a follower.
2. Leave me a comment.

That sounds pretty simple right?  I try! 
You have until 7am PST on Sunday August 29th.

Now hop on over to Madison's Blog where I am just sure she made something very inventive and cute.  Don't forget to stop by everyone's blog because many of us are giving away blog candy for you all.  I hope this inspires you to get crafty and creative.  Till next time!

P.S.  Here is the order of the blog hop just in case you get lost along the way.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Hello everybody!

What a hectic few works for me.  I have been super busy and haven't had any time for crafting.  You all better believe that I will be doing some crafting this week.  Heartstrings Design Team has something special for you all this week featuring non other then our very own sponsor 'My Heart Stamps for You.'  So look forward to this coming Wednesday.  

I won't leave anyone in suspense, there is a winner for my 2nd chance giveaway.  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the fun and my deepest apologies for the mishap.  So the lucky winner of this mini album, really cute paper, and embellishments is...

Just a Pac Rat is the winner...Congratulations!
I am super excited for you, I will be sending out an e-mail. 

Again, thank you for everyone who participated.  There are more giveaways to come so please visit often.  Take care and be inspired to get crafty!  Till next time.

Monday, August 2, 2010


Hi everyone!  Can you believe it is August already, where has the first half of this disappeared went by to quickly right?  Summer is almost gone and thank goodness for that...summers out here are brutal.  Speaking of summer, I got this super cute paper in the mail from Echo Park called "A Walk in the Park."  I LOVE THIS PAPER.  I created this cute layout based on a sketch I saw in a magazine and I can't recall the magazine for the life of me (when I do, I shall let you all know).  The diva in this picture happens to be one of my nieces.  She loves to have fun and is so photogenic that I couldn't resist to scrap this playful picture of her. Without further ado...

White Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Orange Cardstock
Pink Cardstock
Yellow Cardstock
'A Walk in the Park' Patter Papers
Scalloped Punch
Glue Dots
Corner Punch
Brown Ribbon

***In case anyone wasn't sure how to make the pinwheel, I have***
 taken some pictures and will add directions as well.

1. Cut paper 3 x 3 inches
2. Fold the paper on the diagonal in both directions (use a bone folder if the paper is heavy)
3. Use a pair of scissors and cut 3/4 of the way down on each of the creases.
4. Fold ever other corner into the center of the square and use a glue dot or whatever adhesive you have to hold the paper down.
5. For a final touch and to securely hold the paper in place, use a button, brad, or flower.

I hope that you all have enjoyed the layout and really cute technique with the pinwheel.  I hope this will inspire many of you to get craft today.  Take care, till next time!

P.S.     Don't forget that I still have the giveaway going on.  Please leave a comment on this post by August 8 @ 8:00pm PST.  I will be picking a winner at that time.  Click here to go directly to the giveaway post!

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