Thursday, November 29, 2012

Glitz Design

Good morning Glitz girls, I have two more cards to share on gratitude and I have made these cards in all of my friend's honor.  I adore the whatnots pack for the collection Cashmere Dame, I so luv the quote on the card!

I have distressed the card, folded down the corner and added stitching, this card came together super easy and quick!  The tiny tags i have tied around the bow, have been stamped with one of the new stamp sets called Yours Truly, a cute way to embellish!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Stamps:  Yours Truly
Glitz Design Paper: Cashmere Dame 
Glitz Design Whatnots:  Cashmere Dame

My second card is CAS and I luv it....teehehehe!  I adore the colors of this paper pack and the the design of the tape.  The new Glitz tape is what I used on the banners, so cute!

I have die cut the hearts using the Hello Friend design paper an then sponged around the edges.  I adore the stamp from the Cashmere dame set, I used the circle punch to punch it pout and then layered it with a scalloped circle punch.  I finished it with a burlap bow and a couple of cute buttons.  I hope you are inspired and ready to shop too...*grin* don't want to miss out on the sweet new Glitz goodies!  

Have a wonderful day, be sure to sprinkle it with a little Glitz!

Supplies Used:
Glitz design Stamps;  Cashmere Dame
Glitz Design Paper: Hello Friend
Glitz Design Tape:   Hello Friend
Glitz Design Tape:  Cashmere Dame

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merry Christmas

Good morning friend,s I am sharing my creation for this weeks Frilly & Funkie Challenge.  The challenge this week is "light in the dark", I immediately thought about the soot stamping technique.  Where you use a lighted candle to make a dark background on glossy paper and then stamp on is such a cool technique!  I used a trio of tress stamp...I have no idea who is the maker or where I purchased it.  I have had them a long time.  I stamped a sentiment at the bottom but it is hard to see.  I added a thin layer of glitter all over the main circle panel, luv how this looks.  Be sure to play along with us, this is a super fun challenge!  Have a wonderful day....enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mojo Monday/MOJO269 Thinking of You

Good morning peeps, well the long weekend has come to an end...sigh...I am very thankful to have a job, but I really do enjoy my time at home.  Well, it is circle or square week, I went with my usual circle card, I adore making these sweet little guys.  This is a fun sketch too, Julee has created it for us.  I went with the Big Blossom Nesties for the base of my card.  I added the half doily and then tickets for the long panels, a little banner for the sentiment.  Completed with a glittered butterfly that was in my stash that had not made it in previous creations and the glittered heart held on by a tiny clothespin.  I really hope you have a great day...enjoy!

Paper:  Pink Card Stock and Designer Paper
Ink:  Jet Black Archival Ink(Ranger)
Accessories: Blossom Nesties, Doily  Carnival Tickets, Glitter, Gemstones, Clothespin, SU Glimmer Paper, SU Square Punch, Janome Sewing Machine, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO269

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thinking of You

Hi, another quick card spotlighting today's FS303; Allison from SCS.  What a fun gallery, I used her card here to CASE.  I adore the tall skinny card and the mix of patterns, so pretty!  When I make skinny cards, they are 3 1/2 x 6, they fit perfectly in a business size envelope for mailing.  I have used lots of different patterns of paper from the Basicgrey called What's Up.  I have used the sketch from Simon Says Stamp, luv this block sketch!  Hope you have a great evening, see ya back here in the morning for this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch and card....enjoy!

SCS Challenge: today's FS303

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winter Wishes

Another quick CAS card, I have used the sketch from Sketch Frenzy and played along with the Less is More Challenge; to use glitter.  I have used the sweet paper from American Crafts, embossed the white panels and stamped a snowflake from the SU glimmer paper.  I am itching to make a shabby chic card after all of these CAS cards.  These style of cards make it easier for making Christmas cards,  I can spend lots of time making all of my Christmas cards shabby/chic.  That is all from me for now....I will be sharing more soon though...enjoy!

Less is More: glamour and glitz/#95
Sketch Frenzy: sketch/SFF112312


I have been creating some CAS cards lately, I like the look when others create them but do not like it as well when I  I thought I would create some CAS cards for Christmas so that it goes a little quicker.  I had fun, but I am looking at this thinking it is missing something.  I did play along with a few challenges to add to the fun.  The inspiration photo from the JUGS blog is gorgeous, it just speaks "peace" to me.  The sweet peace stamp is from Verve, I adore the handwritten font; it is Joyous Noel.  Hope you have a great evening...enjoy! 

JUGS: inspiration photo/#164
Sketch Frenzy: sketch/SFF111612

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC125

 Good morning and welcome to the weekend, I adore this weeks Waltzingmosue Sketch; I hope you will join us for the fun!  I need to add some cards to my stash so I made a sympathy card, it is always better to have one already made at those times.  I added lace trim and a seam binding bow, I like to add  Be sure to stop by the Waltzingmosue Blog and see what the others mischief makers have created.  Have a fabulous day...enjoy!

Stamps: Very Vintage Labels 25 and Frame It(Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock and Designer Paper(Crate Paper)
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger) and Time Holtz Distressed Markers
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels 25, Lace Trim, SU Square Punch, Seam Binding, Pearl Gemstone, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Waltzingmouse: sketch/WMSC125 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”
                        ~Helen Keller 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Snowflake Splendor

I have a quick CAS card to share, discovered a brand new CAS challenge blog...Addicted to CAS and the code word for the first week is snow.  I used the fab sketch from Just Add Ink and then added a very glimmery snowflakes.  Added a little spritz and there you have it.  Aaahhh, I used the fun paper pack from American Crafts, so trendy and fun.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!  

Stamps:  Snowflake Splendor(Verve)
Paper:  Sea Salt(Bazzil), SU Silver Glimmer Paper and Jolly Designer Paper(American Crafts)
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: SU Square Punch,  Mr Huey's Calico Mist, MFT Snowflake Dies, and Glue Dots 

Addicted to CAS: snow/ATCAS1
Just Add Ink: sketch/JAI145

Dashing Through The Snow

Hello peeps, are you exhausted from all the activities the last two days?  I know I am a tired little puppy, it is so worth it though.  I am having so much fun playing along with some great challenges while I am off, the Friday MashUP had me drinking coffee with my thinkin cap  I had fun with this one, I used a wing stamp and then added the glimmery snowflake to the center with a fun sentiment.  I also spritz with Me Huey's calico white spritz.  I used the sketch from Merry Monday, added a burlap string bow and then is my completed card.  Have a fabulous evening...enjoy! 

Stamps:  Snowflake Splendor(Verve)
Paper:  Chocolate Card Stock and Christmas Designer paper(My Mind's Eye)
Ink:  Soft Sky(SU) and Calico Mist(Mr Huey's)
Accessories:  Su Squares Punch, Burlap String, SU Die, Embossing Folder, Snowflake Punch, SU Glimmer Paper, SU Circle Punches, 3D Foam Squares,and Glue Dots

Divas By Design: 2 or more patterned papers/#62
Friday MashUP: nontraditional stamp for Christmas and spritz/FM86
Merry Monday:  sketch/#42

“The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be...Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.”
                                                                                            ~ Wilferd A. Peterson

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Viva la Verve November WK4

Welcome to the weekend, I am hostessing this weeks Viva la Verve; I hope you have made time out of your busy weekend to play along!  I have kept my card very CAS, I needed a couple of masculine cards so I did not want to add a lot of frills.  Be sure to stop by Verve, Julee is having a huge sale  I know you want to go shopping...teehehehe.  You can pick yourself of some news stamps just in time fro Christmas.

Artistic Inspirations:  anything goes/#16
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVNOV2012

Be Strong

A quick card to share, I am in need of several encouragement cards for men, this is difficult for  I want to add the glitter, shabby, and vintage.  I played along with Clean & Simple and Inspired By challenge  I adore this photo and was drawn to the ruler stool; how cute!  I will be back late tonight to share this weeks Viva la Verve sketch, I am hostessing this week so I hope you play along.  Be sure to check out the Verve sale, it would be a great time to treat yourself to an early Christmas gift...enjoy!

Clean & Simple: sketch/#217
Inspired By:  inspiration photo/#51 
SCS Was To Use It Challenge: black Friday... black, white, and any other color/WT402

So Special and Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my USA friends!   May your day be filled with lots of blessings as we reflect back on the last year...we have so much to be thankful for!  I am keeping this post super quick, I am a buy little bee preparing dinner.  I had to make time for the Color Throwdown challenge, I adore these colors...soooo me...teehehehe.  Also, I wanted to share that Verve is having a huge sale and a pre sale on a stamp set; here are the details....... This fabulous new love-themed set is scheduled for release in January 2013, but we have a limited number we thought we'd make available during our Thanksgiving Sale. After November 26, this set will be removed from our website until its official release in January, so if you've gotta have it sooner, don't delay!

Paper: Sea Salt(Bazzil) and Designer Paper 
Ink: Jet Black Archival(ranger)
Accessories: SU Glimmer paper, Paper Flower, Gemstone, Sizzix Heart Die, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Doily, Lace Trim, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Paper Playtime: anything goes/#89
The Color Throwdown: colors/CTD219

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thoughts

Hello friends, hope you have a had a wonderful week, for my USA friends, if you are like me you have been gearing up for a wonderful day of eating tomorrow!  And then it is off to shop, woohoo...I cannot wait to get out there and shop, we are not big bargain hunters, we just like to get out in  I am sharing a super quick card, very CAS, but I adore this sweet little sketch.  Pretty simple with a few little extras, I like the extras...*grin*.  Have a fabulous day...enjoy!

Stamps:  Amazing Wishes(Verve)
Paper:  White Card Stock and Basic Grey Designer Paper
Ink:  Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories:  Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Seam Binding, Buttons, Burlap String, Janome Sewing machine, SU Square Punch, and Glue Dots

Creative Card Crew: anything goes
Feeling Sketchy:  sketch/#34
Make It Monday:  anything goes

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snowflake Thanks

I created this quick card because I cannot get enough of the SU snowflake die and the SU silver glimmer paper, oh my...these are my new two favorite things...teehehehe.  I am luvin the silver glimmer paper, you can dye it any color you want and the ease is amazing, the glitter and shine are even more amazing...very pretty!  I also adore this sweet sketch from Classy Sketch, this is my first time playing along.... thanks!  I will have more creations to share in the days ahead be sure to stop back by for a peek.  Thanks for your continued comments and support...enjoy!

Stamps: With Love(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock, SU Silver Glimmer Paper and My Mind's Eye Designer Paper
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories:  SU Snowflake Die, lace Trim, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, Pearl Gemstone, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

City Crafter:  inspiration photo/#136
Classy Sketch: sketch/#8
Ladybug Crafts: snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp: thank you 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Merry Christmas

I all, I have my creation for the Shabby Tea Room Challenge, isn't the inspiration photo gorgeous?  I also played along with the SCS featured stamper, yesterday's FS is Lee-Anne, you can see her gallery an play along here.  I choose her card here to CASE, I adore the embossing on her card and the tree is one of my all time favorites.  I hope you have a wonderful week....enjoy!

Stamps:  Merry & Bright(Verve)
Paper: Kraft Card Stock and Designer Paper
Ink:  Coffee Archival(Ranger)
Accessories:  SU Snowflake Die, Embossing Folder, Seam Binding, Gemstone, Distressing Tool, Glitter, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

SCS Featured Stamper:  FS302 Lee-Anne
Shabby Tea Room:  #141/embossing, pearls/gems, and seam binding

Mojo Monday/MOJO268 Whole Lot of Merry

Good morning, it is Mojo Monday time peeps, don't ya luv it?  It is an exciting time of year, Thanksgiving, Christmas, decorating, shopping, baking, and good times!  Be sure to make your lists, I know I am loss without them..teehehe.  Let's move on to today's card, I adore this weeks sketch; as well as a couple of other elements of my card.  First let's talk about the sentiment, it is one of my all time favorite Verve stamps; really...Merry & Bright!  If you have not checked out the Verve release, you should cute stamps for this Christmas.  The second thing I want to talk about is the new SU Silver Paper Glimmer ....swooooon...teehehe...sweeeeet!  It just makes this girlie girl very happy, it is stunning; well worth stocking up on.  Well, I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving week, let the cooking and baking begin!  Have a great day...enjoy!

Stamps:  Merry & Bright(Verve)
Paper:  White Card Stock, Winter Fun Designer Paper(Carta Bella)
Ink:  VersaMark Dazzle
Accessories:  Doily, Spellbinders Nesties,  SU Silver Glimmer Paper, SU Snow Flurry Die, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Jungle Bells, Button, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

4 Crafty Chicks: winter wonderland/#116
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO268
Mums Craft Shop: winter wonderland/#84
Songbirddiamonds are a girls best friend/sparkle&bling #8

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Love is Sweet

Hello friends, I put this quick little card together for Unscripted was sooooo easy  I reached for my fabulous Glitz products and it came together in no time at all.  I adore my Glitz goodies, they make it so easy for me to create and I am always happy with the outcome.  I hope you have a great evening, be sure to stop back by tomorrow for my Mojo Monday creation....enjoy!  

Stamps: None
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Happy Travels Designer Paper(Glitz)
Ink: None
Accessories:  Glitz Happy Travels Epoxy Words, Glitz Happy Travels Glitzers, Burlap String, Button, and Glue Dots

Challenges 4 Everybody: anything goes/#7
Inspire Me Fridays:  anything goes/#85
Unscripted Sketches:  sketch/#185

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sweeeeet Birthday Wishes

Another card to add to my stash, it is always fun to play along with some challenges.  I adore the finished little card, the Teresa Collins papers make it super easy to bring together...totally sweeeeet!     I added a wide strip of gorgeous lace and the gemstones, make my heart skip a beat...teehehehe.  The amazing primitive heart, a sentiment tag, and those glimmery gemstones complete my shabby birthday card.  Be sure to check out the challenge I listed below, a couple are new to me and are great fun...enjoy!  

Paper: Kraft Card Stock and Sweet Afternoon and Tell Your Story Designer Paper(Teresa Collins)
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger) 
Accessories:  Sizzix Primitive Heart Die, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, Mr Huey's Calico Spritz, Lace Trim, Button, Burlap String, Teresa Collins Gemstones, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Cardabilities:  sketch/#63
Craft Room:  punches and dies
Penny's Paper: anything goes/#102
Sugar Creek Hollow: shabby and kraft/#38
Teresa Collins Friday Frenzy: anything Tereesa Collins

Waltzingmouse Sketch/WMSC124

Hello all and welcome back for another Christmas card and sketch challenge.  Today we are sharing the sketch from Waltzingmouse, you do not need Waltzingmouse Stamps to play along with us but you will need to use Waltzingmosue Stamps to be eligible for prizes.  I have used the awesome ornament set from Waltzingmosue called 2011 Holiday Ornaments, it coordinates with the Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Nesties.  I went with green, blue, and added a pop of black to make it stand out.  I glittered the ornaments to give them a sparkle.  I added a seam binding bow with the tint sentiment.  I can't wait to see what you do with this weeks sketch...have fun...enjoy!

Stamps:  2011 Holiday Ornaments(Waltzingmosue) 
Paper:  White Card Stock and Designer Paper
Ink:  Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories:  Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament Nesties, Seam Binding, Tim Holtz Glitter, Glue, Lace trim, SU Corner Punch, janome Sewing machine, 3D Foam Squares and Glue Dots

Waltzingmosue:  sketch/WMSC124
52 Card PickUP:  anything goes/#46

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanks So Much

I am sharing a quick CAS card using washi fun!  I have used strips of the washi tape to make a background pattern for my card.  I have used the sketch from CAS(E) blog and I made my card a thank you so that I could play along with the Friday MashUP gals.  If you have not played with these ladies you should check out thier challenge every Friday, there is something for everyone!  I have used a combo of stamps to make my little flower scene and tag sentiment.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, we are preparing for Thanksgiving and even starting a little Christmas shopping....woohoo!  Happy weekend...enjoy!

CAS(E) this Sketch:  sketch/#6
CASsology: thanks/#19
Friday MashUP:  thank you and/or leaves/FM85

Viva la Verve God is Our Refuge

Hello friends, it is Friday...woohoo!  It is time for the Viva la Verve sketch, it is designed by diva Janelle...I adore this sweet little sketch!  I have used my favorite colors"green" paired with black, so gorgeous!  I had so much fun adding some of my favorite embellies, burlap string, glitter, mini clip, seam binding ribbon, and a gemstone....sweet!  I have used the Verve Plain Jane Psalm 46:1, a great scripture verse for those tough times in our life.  It is a scripture that gives me such encouragement and it reassures me of God's great love for us!  Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!   

Stamps:  Plain Jane Psalm 46:1(Verve)
Paper:  Black Card Stock, World Traveler Designer Paper(Teresa Collins)
Ink:  Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories:  Postage Stamp Nesties, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Gemstone, Distressing Tool, Janoem Sewing Machine, SU Mini Clip, Tim Holtz Glitter, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Ribbon Reel: crocheted lace, button, ribbon/#41
Viva la Verve:  sketch/VLVNOV2012
Word Art Wednesday:  anything goes; scripture, faith believing, encouragement/#54