Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blue Moon.....

You saw me standing alone......

Everytime I visit this sweet little store that song gets stuck in my head ;)

Here is the amazing sketch this month from Melissa Mann 
You can see details of the sketch challenge here at Blue Moon Scrapbooking
Here is my layout... I was also chatting with some friends over at 2 peas and they challenged me to use as much pattern paper as I could so this is what I came up with...
I flipped the sketch once to the right so the pattern paper would be on the bottom so I could OVERLOAD it ;) I love a good challenge...
Thought it turned out cute

Pattern papers include October Afternoon, PInk Paislee, WR Memory keepers along the base and strips, chipboard numbers, embellies are all Sassafras Lass!!!

Thanks for a great sketch and all the inspiration Blue Moon and 2 Peas!!


Color Inspiration Pastels

from this idea book Color Inspiration for Card Makers from the talented Paper Crafts folks...

and based on this color scheme....

Here is my card based on it....

Stamped image is from PaperTrey Ink... colored with Copic markers... Bazzill cardstock, ribbon and lace... sentiment is Hero Arts... craft ink is STampin Up

Color Inspiration Neutrals

Card Makers, I sat up last night and created this card inspired by the current idea book out called Color Inspiration for Cardmakers....

and here is my card based on this gorgeous combination

Thursday, January 27, 2011

CR84FN number 12

wow, these challenges are amazing... the colors she challenges us to use are always right up my alley and spark so much inspiration in me...

Here is my card based on this super sweet color palette!

and here is my take...

I had fun creating this little vintagey/shabby creation... sweet enough to eat ;)


Waltzingmouse sketch

is a favorite sketch site of mine... This is based on sketch 31 for their weekly challenge...
The stamp is Hampton ARts... glittered chip flower is K and Co and glitter twirly vine is from Recollections new collection at Michaels... so pretty and fun

Loved this sketch.. Thanks WMSC!


Happy Winter

my fellow freezing friends... and I don't want to hear from you if its 76 degrees.. okay! Just kidding... Its hard to imagine other places that aren't the arctic like its been here in New England...
If I wasn't tired of shoveling and shivering, it would actually be quite pretty..bright white snow glistens so and almost looks like glitter... which reminds me....

I have several cards to share today... I am doing it in three posts so click on my title if you want to see them all.. ( I do individual posts for the challenges I played along with this week)

First card is.....
for Cardabilities sketch blog based on the sketch by Karan Gerber... gorgeous designs I tell ya!
I used some pattern paper and a sticker from My Minds Eye and a bracket sticker from Crate.. ribbon, lace and flowers are from my supply


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Freeeeeeeezing here

literally... but the good part is it gives me an excuse to stay inside and scrap, stamp clean etc... I get so much done when we aren't out running everyone around...
This week starts a new Pass worker... YAY! Welcome Michelle... and a new series of social groups for Ryan.... Music, Karate and Club Jr... all through Autism Project of RI ... Meanwhile, ERin is busy with the troop of girl scouts.. selling those cookies... this year is tough!

Wanna see some cards I created?  I finally cleaned the pile of leftover stuff off my desk and sorted my scrapbook room.. yet again! ;)  Feels so good to get through it all... added some stuff to my Etsy shop and made these purty cards out of leftover holiday things...

Now to prove to you that I do live in New England and its truly freeeeeeeezing... here are some pics I snapped... thought it was cool to capture it mid freeze like this...

and our non working but still fun to look at.. vintage light post....

Told ya.... brrrrrrrrrrrr.... off to bundle up!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Inspired by Color

Have you checked out the new PaperCrafts edition called  Color Inspiration for Cardmakers...
Well, they are hosting a series of challenges at the blog based on some of the wonderful color combinations from the book.

I was so inspired by the jewel tones that I jumped right into my studio to create this little card/tag and bookmark set.
Check out the Jewel Tones Color Challenge for Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week in the Moxie Fab World 

I would love to see others if you play along too...  I made this little card in the shape of a bag or purse... Added a stamped bookmark and a fun little tag. It fit a gift card perfectly inside.
Makes a fun little everyday gift for a friend, neighbor or teacher.
Aren't these jewel tones great together? Thanks PaperCrafts for another inspiring book I cannot put down!
Thanks for looking... if you find a color scheme you like, share it with me.. I would love to see and play along on the blog... for a chance to win ... check it all here


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Another great challenge

using this amazing color scheme.. You can check them out here cr84fnHere is my card

Card sketch this challenge

for the Shabby Little Tea Room    using a suggested sketch...

Here is my purty little card. I love it all nice and layered shabby so these challenges are favorites of mine...

Thanks for looking ;)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CPS #200

is here... I gobbed my glitter onto the cardstock panel using Stickles glue and then heat dried it using my heat gun, flattened my cardstock back out (warps when heated a bit) and voila!  A unique glittered cardstock piece as a background!

Based on this sketch...

Here is my card:  
Stamps are from Papertrey Ink  Life and Anna Griffin
Ink is Westrim crafts

Friday, January 07, 2011


Notice the pattern... lol my diet MUST be working ;)

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy 2011

I was too overwhelmed to do a "best of" type post for 2010 and honestly, since 2010 wasn't one of my families best... it was just as well. We are excited and determined to move on.
I love the turn of the New Year... the positive determination everyone has and the resolutions to be better.

My word of the year this year is... RENEW you can find out details of the One Little Word project here.
I have done this for several years and it really gives my life purpose. Every word, regardless of the word I chose, I tend to focus on that word throughout the year, as I make decisions and balance out my playful memories around that word.

I hope all of you are resting, relaxing, spending time with loved ones and watching football, parades, shopping or whatever is your transition to the New Year.  And since I"m feeling a bit sluggish after too much holiday fun, I share with you this picture of this old fella... Im sure several of us can relate ;)