Thursday, November 8, 2012

25 Days of Christmas

Happy November my friends.  Can you believe it.  Christmas will be here in no time.   This is my first post this because I spent last weekend at the Scrapbook Expo.  A great time was had by all (ok... maybe all).  I took some wonderful classes and came home with some wonderful new crafty items.  

Today I came across a fun and inspiring blog that I want to share with you.  It is ...At Studio D.  Damaris is hosting a 25 days of Christmas blog starting Monday, November 11th.  Sounds like there will be lots of inspiration and some prizes along the way from some spectacular sponcers .  So take a minute to check out her blog.  

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crafter's Compainion - Challenge Post #2

I am having a crafty weekend.  I have been competing projects right and left.  I know 3 post in one day is a record for me.   

I once again have another card for the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.  The challenge is Fall colors.  You still have a couple day's to get your project in.  They are giving away a great prize this month.

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This time I used my Strawberry Kisses - Flower Power stamp as the focal piece.  

Hope you have had a crafty weekend too


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tim's tags of 2012

So I got brave enough to try this months tag from Tim Holtz.  

It really did not turn out as I had planned.  I had to redo the Boo color because the black was just too dark for me.  I also got a chance to use my new Fiskars squeeze punch.  The kitty is one of the Holiday punches just released.

If time allows I will try next months and see if I can do better.

Hope you are having a crafty weekend.

Greeting Farm

This is my second post of the day.  I have been a busy card maker .  Over at Splendid Stamping with The Greeting farm they have 2 challenges every week.  One is Double take Tuesday and the other is Farm Fresh Friday.  I have made cards for both.

The Double Take Tuesday Challenge this week is a color challenge

Any one who knows me say say that I am obsessed with Purple.... But I always seem to wear green.  So, this is an easy challenge for me.

The Farm Fresh Friday Challenge is Clean and Simple. 

Thanks for stopping by


October Crafter's Companion Challenge

October Challenge is Fall colors over at the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.    What a perfect way to showcase this fun S.W.A.L.K. - Best Pals Sta,p.  I received a pad of the Core'dinations Tillie Dot Spotted card stock and used it for the card base.  This card stock was fun to use because I sanded the dots to  expose the core color.

Hope you enjoyed this card.


Saturday, October 20, 2012


Today's post is a long on.  During World Card making day the Unity Stamp Company hosted 8 wonderful challenges.  They were kind enough to give us a few weeks to finish.   Thankfully I was able to complete all 8 challenges between work and family.

Challenge #1 - Make a shape card.

Challenge #2 - It's all about Texture

 Challenge #3 - Embossing

Challenge #4 - Sketch 

Challenge #5 - Fall Theme

Challenge #6 - Stamp a Border

Challenge #7 - Coloring

 Challenge #8 - Color challenge (Use cream, brown, olive and pumpking)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fall colors

Today I am bringing you a Fall card.  I have made this card from a sketch from Pamela's world of Scrap Blog.  She is having a challenge from the World Card Making Day celebration.  I am also going to post this card on the Great Impressions blog for there monthly challenge since the image is from their collection.  

Here is the sketch

Here is my card. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Double Take Tuesday

Over at Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm they have started a new challenge.  It is Double take Tuesdays. 

Here is the sketch for the challenge

And here is my card.... 

 It was a productive World Card making Day for me yesterday.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Craft's Meow Store Blog

Wow... Did I have a busy World Card Making Day.  I made about 15 different cards.  This card I made is for the Craft's Meow sketch challenge

Here is the sketch

And here is my card.  

Hope you had a busy card making day.  


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday 9/28/12

It is that time again.... The Farm Fresh Challenge over at Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm.   

This weeks challenge is "PINK"  

As you can tell, I have been totally obsessed with my new Riley stamp.  
This stamp is getting a good workout.  

Now that I am looking at the picture, I think I could have added more pink.... but it is what it is.  

thanks for stopping in.  


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lil' Sprouts Challenge

Today I bring you a card that my 12 year old son Aric has made for the 

LIL' SPROUTS...a Children's Challenge!

Now that he is a pre-teen it is getting harder to get him to make anything crafty with me.  

He really enjoy's Art... but he does not consider Art as being crafty.  
So when I asked him if he wanted to do the challenge he said Yes.... but then the he almost changed his mind when he found out all of the stamps that I have from the Greeting Farm are girls.   I responded with.... you could make the girl look evil.... and that got him going.   

I love his sentiment.  Perfect for Halloween.  

Hope you enjoy Aric's card.....


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Handmade by TLC

Happy Thursday everyone.  Hope you are having a wonderful day.  

While doing some blog hopping I came across a wonderful blog written by Tammy Louise Cunliffe.  She has lots of beautiful inspiration on her blog.  She is also giving away this awesome die set.  

Take a minute to check out her blog Handmade by TLC.

Thanks for stopping by.....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September's Challenge at the Crafter's Companion

Hello there....  It's been too long since I made a post.  
At work we have been having some crazy issues and by the time I get home I am totally spent.  
But I did find some time this weekend to make a new card for the 
September Crafter's Companion USA Challenge.  The theme this months was stripes and/or dots. 

I am not to sure that I like the paper that I ran across the card.  
But it does pull some other colors out of the image and breaks up all that purple.  

The stamp is Humphrey - Party time. 

Thanks for dropping in.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday 9-7-12

I am a little late posting my card for the Friday Challenge at Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm.  But, here it is.  This weeks challenge theme is Bright Colors.  

 I am happy to show off my new stamp... Her name is Riley.  I really love her little attitude.   She arrived in my mail box on Friday.  Perfect timing for the challenge.   

Thanks for checking in.  


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tim's 12 tags of 2012

After months of viewing the beautiful tags on Tim Holtz's site I decided to jump in and try one myself. 
 I just adore Tim Holtz and his style.  His designs push my out of my comfort zone.  
I usually lean towards clean straight lines.  
This month Tim showcased a tag using metal foil tape and alcohol inks.  
I have never been successful with my alcohol inks in the past so I have only purchased a few colors.   
I  also do not own any of the metal foil tape so I had to get creative.  

I used 3 layers of aluminum foil and glued them to the tag creating different layers and designs.  I choose 3 layers of foil so that I would have a thick layer to be able to add the indentations to the tag.  I then followed Tim's direction by using a retractable ink pin to make interesting indentations/marks into the foil.  
I then blended the alcohol inks onto the foil.
Guess what???  I think I was sucessful with my inks.  Yay!!

I then stamped on some numbers and added some paper and embellishments.  
I also used some of the new Stampendous Purple fragments to add some more dimention to the tag.

So for my first attempt in making a tag from Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 turned out great.  
Now I need add a roll of the metal foil tape to my collection.  

Thanks for checking in.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday

I am happy to report that I was the winner of last weeks Farm Fresh Friday challenge.  I have a wonderful new stamp on the way.  It is one I have been eyeing for some time now.  
Thank you Greeting Farm.  I will enjoy my new stamp.    

Enough of the celebration.  It is time to get to work again for this weeks challenge.  
The theme is "White Out."  I found this one to be a little challenging but I made it through.  
This image is another fun Anya stamp from the Greeting Farm.  

Thank for stopping by.  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday

Wow!!  I can not believe how fast this week went.  It is Sunday and that means it is time to post for the Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at Splendid Stamping at the Greeting Farm.  This weeks challenge is Paper Piecing.  I used scraps to piece together Anya's dress, socks and shoes.  I even pieced the little ruffle on the bottom of the dress.  

Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crafts Meow August Sketch Challenge

The Craft's Meow

Today I share with you a card I made for the Craft's Meow monthly sketch challenge.

Here is the is the sketch.

I kept the card simple.  I used part of the image and sentiment are from the Natures Beauty stamp set.  
This is a good example of using something that you tried but didn't turn out so well.  I was experimenting with some techniques and I was not happy with the overall results.  However there were some area's that I really liked...  so I used a punch and took a piece out of the image.

Thanks for stopping by...  Teresa

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday

It is Farm Fresh Friday again over at Splendid Stamping with the Greeting Farm.  This weeks challenge theme is Birthday.  Greeting farm has some super fun images. Take some time to check them out.
  Here is my card for the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Crafter's Companion USA August Challenge

This is the first time I have completed the Crafter's Companion Challenge.  I really enjoy their blog.  They have some great designers.  Please check them out

This month's challenge is "Friendship."  I used Humphrey's Corner Collection - Me to you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Farm Fresh Friday Challenge.

Today's challenge comes from the Greeting Farm.  I finally got some of their cute stamps.  Check out their awesome blog here.

I used the Ebony stamp for this card. She is very cool.  I love her little skull t-shirt.  


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