Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Just Because Mojo

Hi Everyone!

I have been super busy behind the blogging scenes creating lots of fun cards. Some I am going to be sharing with you here, some over at SCS and some you'll just have to wait to see hopefully in a magazine a little later! For now, however I want to share my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. This was such a fun and easy sketch to work with. I used Simply Chartreuse, some Light Blue and Vanilla Cream. The piece of pattern paper is from Basic Grey: Sweet Threads. What's funny is I just realized that I completely covered up the scalloped border piece I put across the center! Oh well...Lol! The sentiment and stamp are from Verve's "Sweet Treats" set. I distressed the edges and added some Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks to the edges.

That's all for me today. Have a good afternoon and I'll see you all as soon as I can!

I did find some challenges to link this little creation to:

Craft Your Days Away: Distress
Crazy4 Challenges: Layer it on
One Stop Craft Challenge: Stitching
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle: Anything Goes
Pile it on: Just Because
Sentimental Sundays: Dry Embossing
Truly Madly Crafty: Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Flowers
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
My Craft Spot: Anything Goes
365 Cards: Simply Stated

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday: CASE study Challenge

 Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much for all your wonderful encouragement about getting my cards published. I'm still hard at work getting some finished; but I couldn't resist doing the CASE study challenge yesterday. This card was probably the quickest card I have EVER put together. 20 mins start to finish. I just ran out of time to get it posted yesterday. I used white, Harvest Gold, and Aqua Mist from PTI and little strip of Ruby Red from Stampin Up! For the Aqua Mist piece at the bottom, I used the Lattice border punch from Martha Stewart. The sentiment is from OCL's "Say it Big" set. I added some white ribbon and finished this easy CAS card!
Believe it or not, there is only other challenge that I can link this card to at the moment. I will try to come back later and see if there are some more. If not, have a great weekend!
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mojo Monday Smile

Hi Everyone!

Very quick post today to share this week's Mojo Monday card.  I have to be honest, the photo makes me kinda like it more than I thought I did when I looked at the original! It doesn't look too shabby.

I have lots going on crafty wise and have been busy. I am really trying to get some cards published. Since I can't share anything that I am putting in for submission,  I'm not sure how much blogging I'll be doing over the next few weeks.

So for now, I just ask that you wish me a little good luck and I'll see you again as soon as I can!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

CASE Study Thursday: Missing You

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great day so far. I actually managed to get a card done relatively early today, yay me!My card for today is for this week's CASE study challenge. I absolutely adored the colors and simplicity of the original card. I wanted to keep my card simple as well, so I stayed away from any embossing, die cuts or fancy techniques. I used Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, and Aqua Mist from PTI and Ruby Red from Stampin Up! The polka dot pattern paper is from MME's Stella Rose Collection "Mabel" 6x6 pad. The border punch at the bottom is from Martha Stewart. I chose the "I miss you" sentiment from my new Hero Arts "All Year Round" set and stamped it in Ruby Red ink. Simple, and easy!
I'm off to run some errands, so I will say goodbye for now and wish you all a happy crafty afternoon!

Just a few challenges from yesterday and today that I found over at "Feline Playful

Charisma Cardz: Clean and Simple
Shelly's Images: Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Challenge: Buttons and Bows
Little Red Wagon: Two Different Ribbons

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SCS Wed Sketch: Dreaming of Home

Hi Everyone!

Once again, the day has just flown by for me, so I am here just briefly to share my card for today's SCS sketch challenge. This is another challenge that I hope to do with better consistency from this point forward. This sketch was fun and easy to work with. I liked the fact that it was all rectangles and squares! I love circles, and ovals don't get me wrong; but sometimes they are hard for me to be creative with. Anyhow, I am sending this card as part of my "Operation Write Home" package this month. I thought this would be a perfect sketch to use my new "Right at Home" stamp set from Hero Arts. I thought it would be fun to combine it with some bright and cheery colors so I used, Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse from PTI. The piece of pattern paper is from My Minds Eye: Lime Twist, "Fly a Kite" 6x6 paper pad.

No time to link this card for challenges; but I do hope you will leave me a comment. I am always grateful for your feedback.

Have a great afternoon!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Love You: January SFYTT

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all having a good day. Mine has been busy since early this morning. Sometimes, at the end of the day, I have a moment where I think,  "wow...today was a busy day. I'm not exactly sure what I did; but I was busy!" Do you ever feel like that? Lol!!
I was thinking also that my crafting has been really random in the past. I don't really have set challenges that I follow. I usually just check the "Feline Playful" challenge list each day and then just create from there. I am hoping in the next couple of weeks to streamline my creativity and be consistent with a few challenges. The first one I want to become a regular participant in is "i Heart 2 Stamp's SFYTT challenge" I thought that January would be a great time to start.
I wanted to keep this card very simple especially since one of the other challenges I am entering this card into is to not use any embellishments. I moved the circle over just slightly because I wanted to use the "Love You" sentiment across the center, so I had to in order for it to fit. Although it's hard to see in the photo, I did add some glossy accents to the heart in the center. Anyhow, I do hope you like it. It's almost time for me to go pick up the little ones from school, so I shall bid you all farewell until tomorrow!


Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations: Die Cuts
The Stamping Boutique: Die Cuts
Heart Song Inspirations: Glitter and/or white on white
Lollipop Crafts: No embellishments

Monday, January 16, 2012

Beautiful Kindness and a Butterfly Mojo

Hello Everyone!

Well after yet another crafting break, I decided to jump right back into the creative arena and get my crafty juices flowing again. Life has just been so very crazy lately, I haven't had the time to do any crafting. Which has been OK, because to be honest, I haven't been much in the mood to do any crafting. I hit a slump, actually...it was more like a brick wall! I had no desire at all to do anything crafty.
I realized today that I was ready to give it a whirl again, so I looked to this week's Mojo Monday sketch for some inspiration. This sketch was fun and easy to work with and one that could be easily adapted with a variety of shapes. I used some papers from Basic Grey, card stock from PTI and the "Beautiful Kindness" set from Verve Stamps.
I stamped the butterfly on white paper with Peeled Paint distress ink and then used BG10 Copic Marker to color in the center and then I added some Black stickles and some star dust stickles to it as well.
It's not the best picture, so I do apologize for that; but I think I did pretty well for my first jump back into the arena!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Catered Crop: Buttons
PanPastel UK Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: No floral embellishments
Lexi's Creations: Anything Goes
Mojo Monday: Sketch
The Crazy Challenge: Tic Tac Toe: (I chose the ribbon, embossing, and a die cut shape)

Have a great evening everyone!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

You Make Me Smile Mojo

Hi Everyone!

Finally getting around to posting my card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I am glad that all the normal challenges (and for that matter, prime time TV) is all back and all new!
As you can see, there is a lot of blue going on in this card. I hadn't really realized that until the card was complete. Oh well...it is what it is, I suppose.
I wanted to make a bright and cheerful card that would go along with the sentiment that I chose. I liked this sketch. To me it was very unique and a bit challenging getting all the elements to work together.
Before I go, I have a quick question. Are the links to the supplies that I usually post below each card helpful? I can't decide whether I should continue to put them in or not. I'm curious to know how helpful they are...or not? 
Ok, busy day ahead, so that's about all for me right now. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by to visit with me!


Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes (Distressing)
Heart Song Inspirations: Anything Goes
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Pink Elephant: Anything Goes
Stamp n Doodle: Anything Goes