Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wedding Bells

I have been quite busy these days.  I guess that is how summer usually is.   I haven't really had time to craft.  I went to a wedding yesterday and made this card quickly before I went.  I used something old and something new.  The something new is the sentiment.  I won the Friday Friends with flair last week and received this stamp from that.  The something old is pretty much everything else.  The two hearts were cut with a cricut.  I have these laying around for well over a year in my random scrap/embellishment stack.  I finally used them. 
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Thursday, June 21, 2012


I made this card for Unity's Friday Friends with Flair.
Well I was really hoping to make a more exciting card.  I am having guests stay with me this weekend and my craft room is also my guest room so I had to put everything away.  Maybe next week I will have a little more time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Something old. something new. something borrowed, something blue.

I originally intended just to make a card with something old and something new, but I realized there was something borrowed and something blue.  The bear is a free digital image.  The Twin is what is NEW! It is
May Arts twine! I love it!  The something old, is the blue paper I used.  I have had  for well over a year.  The something borrowed is the swiss dots embossing folder used on the kraft paper.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Vellum Challenge

So, I have seen people enter the CAS-ual Fridays challenges for a long time.  I finally decided to try my hand at it and enter. This weeks challenge is "vellum or acetate".  I don't have any acetate, and I hardly have any vellum, but I still was able to make a card.  The flower is layered vellum that I made with a border punch.  Feel free to enter yourself.  
Players Badge

Oh. Random.  I had the idea to put embossing powder on buttons.  I love the result!!
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Unstampabelles Ribbon challenge

I found the unstampabelles challenge page a while ago, but haven't entered a challenge yet.  This month's challenge is "Ribbon".  The ribbon  I used for this card is from May Arts, Really Reasonable Ribbon, and Michaels.  All of the challenges that unstampabelles have you can not use any form of a stamp or digi.  I think   it really expands your creativity.  Feel free to enter.  Here is their website:

Friday, June 15, 2012


Here is a quick card for Friday Friends with Flair on the Unity Stamp Blog. I didn't have a chance to make one last night so I had to wait until I got off work today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A crafting and sewing challenge

I made this card for the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog challenge.  This month's challenge is Yellow! I used to not like yellow,  but now I like it a lot.  I still don't feel like I really have learned to incorporate it beautifully yet.  It is not a go to color for me, but it was nice to have a challenge where I had to use it.  You can find the challenge here:
This stamp is from the Romance set.  You can find it here:

I also thought I would enter this in the Frosted Designs challenge.  This weeks challenge is "stitching".  I really like the look of sewing on cards, but I hardly ever do it.  It was a good excuse to do it.  Feel free to enter that challenge also. The competition is getting pretty steep.  Here is there blog:

I found another challenge blog called Stampin' Sisters in Christ.  Every challenge they have is inspired by a Bible verse.  I think that is kind of cool.  You get to enter a fun challenge and you also get to think about a Bible verse.  The theme of this challenge is "action".  I don't really have action stamps so I decided to choose the option of not including a sentiment.  I am pretty good at that already.  It is actually kind of a problem.

This card was featured on the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps June Challenge

I made this card for Ginger Snap Scraps Yellow, Teal, and purple challenge.
Feel free to enter the challenge yourself.  Here is a link to their blog:

I used the following products that can be found in the Ginger Snap Scraps online store.
The tag I cut out using the cricut cartridge "Give a Hoot"
The flowers and leaves I cut out using the cricut cartridge "Wild Card"
The background of the card  I embossed using the cuttlebug folder "D'Vine Swirl"
Also be sure to check out their shop here:
They have some amazing products and some amazing sales!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Hoppy Place wants more followers

I just discovered My Hoppy Place blog.  She is looking for more followers!  When she reaches 200 followers she will have an awesome giveaway of a $25 Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Jo-Annes gift card!

Feel free to hop on over and become a follower!
Here is the link to her blog:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Friends with Flair

I made this card for Friends with Flair.  I realized when I was making this card that I need more Unity stamps.  Ok, well I don't need them, but it sure would be nice to have them.  I feel very limited at the moment with what I have. I used the Artist in You set.  I guess that provides another challenge to be creative with what you have. I may also enter this card in the Ippity challenge.  I am not sure yet.  Thanks for stopping by.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Frosted Designs Challenge- Punches

Here is the card I made for the challenge.  I thought I would try to make a card with just punches and paper. This was a true challenge.  I don't have very many punches.   I basically used all the punches I have.  
Feel free to enter this challenge too!  It ends on Thursday.  

Here are the punches I used.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Lawn Fawn Giveaway!

The amazing Ginger Snap Scraps is giving away all seven of the new Lawn Fawn releases to one lucky winner. Go to their Facebook page to enter to win!