Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friendly ATC

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
Today I'm sharing a little ATC
This is the last week (or day!) of the challenge at Just some Lines
Use 3 Embellishments!
I used twine, the pretty flower, and the little hanger.
I colored her up with my copic and prismacolor markers.
The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp!
I hope you had a very thankful and blessed holiday (if you celebrate)
and that you are finding some crafty time today!
Entering into:
Wicked Wednesday ATC: Friendship
Challenges for Everybody: Anything goes

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Just some lines layout

Good Morning!
I had a busy couple of days off, and even though I didn't post to my blog very much at all 
I did actually do some crafty stuff!
I saw a fun tutorial by Heidi Swapp where she made a calendar for her mom
but each month was a different layout!
Wow I said to myself, and I thought well I can certainly do that too!
Sooooo here is one of the pages from my mom's Christmas Present!
(She doesn't read the blog too much, so I'm hoping it stays somewhat of a secret!)
It's another week of the 3 Embellishments challenge at Just some Lines!
I thought this new digi called Em Joy (find it here)
It seemed to fit perfectly with this layout featuring my niece!
Here's a few little close ups!
See how I used buttons, and a ticket stub, and a tag as my embellies? 
 And finally a close up of my coloring!
I also added some of these little phrases to each of the pages of the calendar!
I hope you are out there being creative, and maybe getting a jump start on your holiday creations!
Linking up with:
Sketch n Scrap: #45

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Put a feather on it

 Tuesdays are my late day at work
(I go in 2 hours later than normal!)
However I tend to wake up about the same time,
Sooooo I took a little bit of time and made this little ATC! 
I heat embossed the feathers, then inked over them with
Peacock Feathers, Raspberry, and Honey Distress inks!
(If you don't know this, the embossing acts as a resist)
Then a little bit of Vintage Photo around the feathers, 
and the sentiment stamp at the top.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I love ATC's for a quick creative release!
I hope you are getting crafty today!
It's my Friday at work, so Yeah for the weekend!
Linking up with:
Wicked Wednesday: Put a Feather on it
Simon Says Monday: Got Ink
The Corrosive Challenge: Fur and Feathers
Pile it on: Use a Tool (my heat gun to emboss the feathers!)  
Shopping Our Stash: Use something already out on your desk (the feather stamp and the ink!)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Just some lines

 It's Saturday again already!!!
Don't you just love this fabulous new digi from Just Some Lines??
The challenge is still up to use 3 embellishments,
This week I've used 3 different types of embelishments.
Buttons, Flower, and Ribbon.
On top of that I made this fun little card in 9:47.
Yep, it's that time again, the 10 minute craft dash is upon us again!
I will confess that I had already colored up my image a few weeks ago, and was just waiting
to make this cute card!  
The papers are from Crate Paper's Party Days line (I'm in love with this companies papers, and literally stalk them whenever I'm out and about!!)
The buttons are of course from my stash, and the flower I assembled myself!
The little strips of ribbon are from an estate sale find back in April!
I hope you enjoy this little gem, and also that you'll play along at Just Some Lines!

Linking up with:
Shopping our Stash: Thanks
Tuesday Morning Sketch: #233
House of Cards: Color Challenge
Card Makin Mama's: Thankful Tidings

Diva's by Design: Use a digi
10 minute Craft Dash: Feature buttons


 Yep, ever now and again I'm able to post a couple times in one day!
Seeing as my Just Some Lines DT post was on autopilot, this one is not!
I posted yesterday to the Hard Core Crop Challenge, and today I have another posting for that set of challenges!
I made this fabulous banner using different core'dinations card stock that I
dry embossed with my big kick.
Then I sanded down the paper to bring out the beautiful designs.
Here are a couple of close ups...  
Then I used my circle punch and some leftover scraps to made the circles.
Added a quick glittery letter, and we are all set!
For the picture I had the banner set up outside, 
but it will be gracing a small wall in my livingroom!
As it gets closer to Thanksgiving here in the US, I begin to think of all the things I'm
Thankful for, and I know having the ability to create some fabulous pieces is definitely up there on the list!
I hope you are taking some time out of your busy weekend to craft a little something!
Linking up with:
Core'dinations Hard Core Crop: Shaped Banners 
Robyn's Fetish: Thanksgiving
Crafty Creations: Autumn Colors
Desert Islangs Crafts: #6,7,8

Friday, November 8, 2013

Home sweet home

 It's hard to believe that I almost missed out on the core'dinations
Hard Core Crafter Competition!
Luckily I took enough time out of my hectic schedule to make a card (or two!)
Hubby is in the process of starting up his own cleaning business, and one of our first
clients was a friend of the family that is moving from a rental into their own home!
We did a move in clean for them, and I made this cute little card!
I adore all the fun ways to use core'dinations, and am always on the look out for
a new way to use their product!
This time I did a honeycomb background and used the reverse side for the background!
Then I die cut the Townscape from Tim Holtz
Then finally, down to the challenge, which is to stamp on the core'dinations cardstock
So that's just what I did! With some brand new alpha stamps and some white ink!
Then I added the negative of a heart stamp, and the sequins! 
They didn't turn out quite as brilliant in the picture, but it's a red sequin with a gold star sequin on top!
I'm linking up with:
Whimsical Twist: Use Negatives or leftovers
Simon Says Wednesday: Clean and Simple
Bearly Mine: Anything Goes 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Happy anniversary

 Happy Wednesday!
Or for me, it's sorta like my Saturday, as I'm off today!
It's mine and hubby's 3rd wedding anniversary!
It's so hard to believe how quick time flies!
I made him a little card, and I got to use one of the left over peacock feathers from the big day!
All the papers came from a 6 x 6 paper pack from glitz paper
I was inspired by a few different challenges for this one:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Patchwork
The pink Elephant: Sketch
Love to create challenge: color palette
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty challenge: Lots of Layers 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Anything But a Card: Fall into fall

 Halloween is over, and it feel like fall is in the air here in Arizona!
We often joke that we have 2 seasons, Summer, and fall.
This last week it's felt a lot like fall!
To celebrate this fabulous weather, I made a fun little fall wreath!
I have a confession, I used all recycled and leftover materials
The base (which you can't see) is a cereal box (we've been eating a LOT of cereal lately!)
Then all the leaves were made using scrap pieces of paper,
and then distressed with distress inks,
then layered on top of eachother, and then I added the little FALL banner with some
of the twine that I scored from an estate sale a few weeks back!
There is a brand new challenge over at Anything but a Card
the Challenge is "Fall into Fall"
I hope you are getting to enjoy a little bit of fall weather,
or even better a little bit of winter weather!
Linking up with:
Curtain Call: Welcome Home

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Just some lines thank you

 I rescently had the great opportunity to go through training at my new job.
I was lucky enough to have an amazing trainer,
I made her this card using the new Just some Lines digi.
There is a brand new challenge up to use 3 embellishments on your creation.
Don't you just love this new digi??
I colored her up using my copics, and the paper was a scrap I had laying on my desk!
I do love how versatile this digi could be! 
I hope you will come and play along with us this month!  
linking up with:
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes
Card Makin Mama's: Thankful Tidings