Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another Twisted Tuesday challenge!

A Challenge....
Check out our new challenge over at Twisted Tuesday! It's a picture challenge, and the picture is beautiful! The TWIST is to use an eyelet. I don't have a personal sample this time but there are some gorgeous projects on the site, check them out! Also, join in on the fun! Hope to see you there!
Here is the picture:

Friday, November 23, 2012


Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I made this card for a couple of challenges. I used the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge #219. Here they are:
These colors are so pretty! And they are great for a Christmas card.
I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. This is from the #62 sketch challenge. Here is a picture of the sketch:
So I took some other pictures to show you that the snowflakes are sparkly too! This first pic didn't come out sparkly though. It looks much better in real life. Thanks for checking out my card! I appreciate the visit to my blog and any comments!!!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Twisted Tuesday-Another Challenge!

I've been so busy the last five days that I forgot to post this for the challenge today! Well, I hope it's "better late than never!"
Twisted Tuesdays Challenge is "Make a Thank You/Thanks creation.
The Twist -
-Food is a big part of Thanksgiving, so include something "foodie" in your creation.

This is a side step card. I wanted to do something different than the regular card shape. I was surfing and came across some videos. The video was made by www.craftyred.blogspot.com
She gave simple directions and had several samples so I thought I would give it a try. It was fairly easy! I didn't take any pictures or make a video so if you would like to make this type of card I suggest taking a look at the video on youtube by craftyred!

I used the colors from the ColourQ challenge #163:

I miss the challenge prizes on ColourQ but will still post this on their blog. I am not counting this as posting to their challenge.
I will also enter this in the following challenges:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner challenge #37- Anything Thanksgiving or Fall

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Unusual Christmas Card

What do you think? I made this card for two challenges. One is a sketch challenge and one is a color challenge. It is pretty unusual for a Christmas card to be these colors but I went for it. I thought, well, it has red!

Here is a close up of the sentiment. I'll post it here too:
Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger.
-Luke 2:12
It goes well with the image I think.
And here is the Color challenge from Colour Q #162:
And here is the sketch from Retrosketches #36:

I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes with optional Christmas theme
Lady Anne's Challenges-Anything Goes
Make It Monday #114-Anything Goes
This was a really fun and interesting challenge!
I really enjoy comments and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Twisted Tuesday Challenge-It's Guys Week

This weeks challenge over at Twisted Tuesdays is to make a masculine card. The Twist is to use your "tools."
Use your punches, dies, paper piercer, crop-a-dile, crimper, etc.
I used one of my punches to highlight the sentiment with sponging around the edges, and I also used my spritzer to make all the spots of brown on my card. I used the following colors of ink: Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Soft Suede
I used a Crumb cake base and white paper tieing it all up with some twine.
Thanks for visiting and I appreciate any comments you may have!
I'm also submitting this card to the following challenges:
Make It Monday #114-Anything Goes
Love to Create #40-Shades of Autumn

Christmas CAS card

I thought I'd get started on my Christmas cards. I always start late and have to rush at the end. Sometimes I send out "New Year's cards" instead of Christmas cards! :)
So, here is my first Christmas card. CAS for the CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge #4.

Here is a close up of the sentiment, which I love!
I used white and pool party paper from SU! I also used two SU (Stampin' Up!) Christmas sets: Peace to the World and Christmas Punch. A pool party brad is used for interest.
I also want to submit this to the following challenges:
Make It Monday #114-Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff challenge #59 -Christmas or Holiday themed
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking and visiting my blog! I appreciate any comments!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thankful for Family

Thankful for Family-oh, family, they are what keep us going! We always have fun posing for pictures! I have a bunch of clowns in my family-at least it feels like it. Like I said, it is FuN, we laugh a lot!
My scrapbook page for the Let's Get Sketchy challenge and The Shabby Tea Room challenge #139-use colors in picture (shown below)
include a pumpkin
make it shabby
I used this sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy challenge:
I have discovered that I love using scrapbook sketches. I usually don't even know where to start with a scrapbook page and these sketches are so convienent. I just wish my photos were better. Guess I get to practice more this year! Practice makes perfect, right?
All of my elements are digital from Scrapbookgraphics Studio Manu-Treasures of Yesterday,  except the pumpkin which I got free from the internet somewhere. I know, I should keep better records....
Hope you like it! I had fun putting it together.
Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment!