Wednesday, November 26, 2008

{ 2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's sketch # 14 }

I wanted to post this before I get too busy baking and cooking. We are staying home and it's just us this year. I will be making turkey for the first time. I am a little nervous, but I am sure there will be something to eat on Thursday. This card was made for 2 Sketches 4 You with scraps of paper that I found while cleaning my table (Making Memories). The flourish stamp is a foam stamp by Making Memories that I had for a long time, I found a box of them the other day. The bird stamp is by Inkadinkado and the pearls and the brad came in my CupCards {to go} kit. I haven't posted any photos of Alex in a while. He is 10 months old and is taking his first steps. He is so much fun. Last year I had a huge belly. This is Alex's first Thanksgiving and I wanted to do something special . I am working on a Gratitude album by Melodee Langworthy, 12 things I am grateful for. I only have 3 pages left. It was so much fun. Now all I have to do is add photos. I am looking forward to starting my December Daily album on the 1st. Tomorrow, I am baking pies, Apple and Pumpkin. Happy Thanksgiving. If you want to win some awesome goodies go visit Embellish-Online blog. The goodie kit will include the following: 1 sheet of each of the Sweet Cakes collection by Pink Paislee 2 sheets of American Crafts Tropical Pink 2 sheets of Tropical Orange 2 sheets of Tropical Green 2 yards of Maya Road ribbon some MM chipboard 1 package of giggle white thickers some daisy flowers from Prima various buttons! Don't forget Black Friday special - 75% off - at Tinkering Ink.

Monday, November 24, 2008

{ CupCards{to go} December kit - Holly Tree is available }

Check out the CupCards {to go}. This kit is packed full with awesome goodies. You can see photos and details HERE. DESIGNER GALLERY is full of inspiration. This first card was created for a sketch. You can see what the other DT girls created HERE. Each designer creates one card each month with step by step instructions and photos. When you view the gallery there will be a link for the cards with step by step instructions. To see instructions for this card click here. I added Pink Paislee glitter, that comes in the kit, to my "JOY" overlay.

Friday, November 21, 2008

{ 2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's sketch # 13 }

Here is my card for this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I used Basic Grey Offbeat collection patterned paper, Fancy Pants journaling card. Maya Road owl rub-on, Sandylion and Hero Arts stamp. I stitched around the edge of the journaling card.

If you are looking for a challenge, our Design Team at has one every Friday -- Friday Free For All Challenge. Today the challenge is to create any project using any shades that you perceive as being orange, raspberry, & chocolate. I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. October Afternoon journaling card, KI Memories lace cardstock, and the little owl is from Wise Owl stamp set by Papertrey Ink.

Do you have the new Pink Paislee Tinsel Town or Sweet Cakes, if you don't you can get it here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

{ CPS #91 and a sneek peak }

I was finally able to create something for CPS #91. I love this simple sketch. I wanted something bright and cheery so I reached for my favorite collection from Tinkering Ink --- Al Fresco. I die cut the (blue) flower and embossed it with Cuttlebug folder. I just love how it turned out. If you plan on shopping on Black Friday Tinkering Ink has a 75% off Black Friday code. This coupon code (black-friday) entered into the check out at Tinkering will give you the super duper fabulous amount of 75% off of your purchase! This is only good for BLACK FRIDAY, it starts at 12:00 midnight on Thanksgiving evening and ends at 12:00 midnight on Friday November 28th. MOUNTAIN TIME! Here are some sneak peeks for the December kit at CupCards {to go}. The card kit goes on sale November 24 at 6pm PST. I love all the sparkle. I did finish my December Daily Album 2008 inspired by Ali Edwards. I can't wait for December to start so I can start adding photos and journaling.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

{ 2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's sketch 13 and Hero Arts challenge }

I was able to finish this card last night for 2 Sketches 4 you. The adorable house stamp is Maya Road and the tree stamp is Autumn Leaves. I added red glitter glue to some of the hearts. The background, tree, paper is by Chatterbox that I found at Michaels's, Making Memories patterned paper on the house and the hill, Basic Grey paper for the tree and Fancy Pants journaling card. Here is a card I created for Hero Arts blog technique challenge, distressing and clear resist. I clear embossed the leaves on my tag and than applied ink over the top. In addition I used white embossing powder for the trees. The flower my mom made, if you remember from this post here. Making Memories patterned paper and Tim Holtz tag.

Monday, November 10, 2008

{ Fit for a Princess at Embellish-Online }

This month I got to work with Fairest Of Them All from Imaginisce at You have to check out the gallery for all the other creations. This is such a cute, girly collection. I especially love the little stamps. They are only $1.00. I altered a rectangular hinged tin and I created a mini album to fit inside. For the inside pages, I stamped the images with VersaMark and heat embossed using glitter embossing powder.

Friday, November 07, 2008

{ Freebie Friday }

It's Freebie Friday at Tinkering Ink blog. You have to go HERE and leave a comment for a chance to win. I was blogging there all week. I made this card tonight with papers from Yuletide collection and Classic Holiday stamp set. I embossed the background with snowflakes. Maybe I can get a better photo tomorrow. I added little rhinestones to the flower centers and a little pearl for the eye.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

{ 2 Sketches 4 You - Laura's sketch 12 }

***ETA: Laura thanks for letting me know that the comments were not working. I think its fixed now. I was finally able to create a card for 2 sketches 4 you. I had just a moment while Alex was napping this morning. I couldn't wait to use these new stamps by Kelly Panacci from Sandylion. They arrived last week! The patterned paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie and you can find it at I embossed the bottom of my card with Cuttlebug Border Frills. Basic Grey paper has a white core so I was able to emboss an image and use my sanding block to sand the embossed area to get that white look. Tomorrow is our gallery reveal for November at Here is a little sneak peek for you.
I am blogging over at Tinkering Ink blog this week and here is a sneak peek of my project for tomorrow, come and check it out. Snowflakes and glitter.
Alex and I went to vote today! It was his first time. Button is created by Delaney Gates. You can get one here.

{ Tinkering Ink guest blogger }

I am blogging over at Tinkering Ink blog this week. Come and check it out. I am posting all new creations and giving away some goodies on Friday. For today I made a card set. You can see more photos on the blog, and instructions. For this project I used Evelyn patterned paper from Retro Metro collection, and Spring Stamp Set. Last week has been crazy busy for me, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Last night I fell asleep at the desk here. I was really tired and I put my head down just for a moment. When I woke up I laughed, it reminded me of school days. Hi from Alex.