Wednesday, February 29, 2012

well it's true!

this is the 2nd project i made while danielle visited me this weekend!!
it's card for the current challenge going on at young crafters unite - clear cards!!

at first i was like, what?! i can't do that! but then i did! and it was a blast!

i used some of danielle's stamps from market street stamps, and let me tell you...the images were soooooo cute!! but which one did i choose to work with?? the mosquito!!! lol! oh well, that set is definately on my wish list!!

here's my card:

i just love the sentiment! lol!!

i used my circle nestabilities and made a circle card with my acetate 'paper'. then i used the same nestability die to shape the 'sky' and 'grass'.

i just used a dot of my viva pen for the middle of the bow, and then i used some clear glossy effects for the mosquito's wings!

it was pretty quick, but i just love it!! i already want to make more to send to more people! lol!!


Monday, February 27, 2012

distressed spelled backwards is...

desserts-id! lol

ok, i'm feeling cheeky this morning! and it's because my best friend danielle came up here for the weekend to visit!!! saturday we shopped till we dropped (scrappy shopped that is)!! literally!!! ha ha! then yesterday we played with all of our goodies! it was such a great weekend! i think danielle is going to post about out trip the scrapbook store by my house on her blog when she gets home. it's a wonderful store!!

anyway, one of the things i made while she was here, was a layout for the latest challenge at
lawnscaping! it's all about distressing! so i did my best!

it's a winter layout featuring my littlest mann. i just love his raccoon hat, so i knew i had to use the racoon from 'critters in the forest!' i popped him up for some added fun.

i also masked the snowflakes from 'frosites' with 2 of my new hewies misters! that was fun!

my favorite part of this layout is the winter-ized word from 'quinn's abc's' and 'making frosty friends' - i used the mittens to make a heart! he he!

alright, that's that! i had a ball! i'll be later this week with the card i made yesterday, for another challenge.
happy monday!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


i wish i could explain the level of stress and amount of work i've recently been handed at my job...let's just say, it's quite high.

because of that, i haven't been crafty for a long time - too long! and when i did manage to eek out few minutes to myself to get crafty, i just wasn't feeling it (i'm still too stressed and consumed with work, to concentrate on important things like crafty time!).

this is unacceptable!! ha ha! so i MADE time for myself today! and i got crafty! yahoo!!

the picture inspiration at paper smooches sparks helped - um, it's simply lovely and wonderful!

i had this idea right away, it was just a matter of finding time (and the will power!!) to follow through!

see? lots and lots of texture! love it! i reused a portion of a cardboard box (love that look!), the sentiment is glossy accented, and then glittered! (hmm, guess i could have stickled, now that i think of it, to save time...but i didn't! lol! sigh, see how out of practice i am?!)

i paper-pieced the white accents onto the little monster (btw, one of my favorite images EVER! i think i've used that little guy 14592784620 times! ha!) from 'falling for you'. i also used some viva pen action for the puffy white dots. the sentiment and heart are images from 'word salad'. i just love paper smooches' sentiment stamp sets! (woah! holy accidental alliteration batman!)

ok, this post has gone wonky, i think i'm out of practice! lol!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

my thoughts exactly

so i had this idea for a card for the latest challenge at lawnscaping! check out their inspiration photo:

i'm also entering this in the challenge at CAS-ual Friday and Simon Says Stamp! :)

i don't know how this idea came to be, maybe from little cupcake in the photo, or all the love, but the idea was born! and so i had to make it!

i think it's so cute! but honestly, i can't think of an occassion to give it to someone...any thoughts?! ha ha!!

i used lawn fawn's my silly valentine and love n breakfast to make this card (not to mention harold's abcs - i feel like any project i make uses that set!)

so that's it! happy valentine's day weekend!
(my work has been beyond insane and busy and overwhelming, but i hope hope hope it slows down soon enough for me to get more crafty!)