Monday, October 29, 2012

Santa's Helper Mojo

Hi Everyone!

I'm here with today's card for Mojo Monday...on a Monday!! Yay me! It's the last week of the month, so you can choose a round card or square card. It's been positively FOR.EV.ER since I've made a round card, so I fired up the ol' cricut and used some SVG files and came up with this cute little card. I used papers from Paper Trey ink and Authentique's "Festive" paper pad collection. The stamps are from Verve's "Santa's Little Helper" set. I stamped the reindeer with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and then used my Copics to color him in.
He's simple and lots of fun and I hope you like him as much as I do!

Take care and I'll see you again soon!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Secret Dream Mojo

Hi Everyone!

Today's card is for this week's Mojo Monday sketch. I used Canyon Clay, Fine Linen and Dark Chocolate card stock from Paper Trey Ink. The pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket "Wanted" 6x6 pad.
The sentiment stamp is from Verve's "Blue Skies" set
I added some ribbon and some buttercup liquid pearls to the die cut circle to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting, and I'll see you again soon!


Challenges:
Just for Fun: Orange, Brown and Cream
Through the Craftroom Door : Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

World Card Making Day....a bit late!

Hi Everyone!

I have been busy busy crafting; but haven't had a lot of time to post them here for you to see! I have been catching up on the Viva La Verve Friday Sketch challenges (which I will post over on my SCS gallery) and also trying to make a couple of cards for Verve's World Card Making Day sketch challenge. Julee has offered up the awesome prize of the entire Verve Holiday Release for the challenge! How awesome would that be?!?! I love me some Verve stamps, especially when they are new AND free!! I may win, I may not...heck, I probably won't, LOL! Still, you don't have any chance to win, if you don't put in an entry, right?

So, I made two cards for the challenge. With the first card, you can see that I shifted the center panel over to the left a bit, so that I could have room to fit the sentiment where I wanted it on the card. The Christmas Tree stamp and die cut are both from Verve and the sentiment is from Verve's "Merry and Bright" set.

With the second card, I stayed true to the sketch. I used papers from Charcoal, Simply Chartreuse and Vintage Cream from  Paper Trey ink. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey. The flowers are from Verve's "Sunny Day" set. The sentiment is a Plain Jane also from Verve.


 Thanks so much for visiting me today!! I'll try to post again soon.


Friday, October 12, 2012

CASE Study: Trick or Treat

Hi Everyone!

I made this card late yesterday afternoon but didn't have a chance to post it, so I thought I'd share it today.
This is for the CASE study challenge this week. I needed another Halloween card, so I chose to keep as much as the basic layout and design of the original card as I could; but that's really where the similarity ends as you can obviously see!
The "Trick or Treat" sentiment is from Martha Stewart and the paper is from PaperTrey ink, except the purple, which I just found in my scrap stash.
I added a bit of sparkle to the top and the bottom pieces just to finish up the card.
That's all for me, for now. I'm going to try to come back and post my sketch for this week's Viva La Verve Challenge later. However, if not then I'll be back on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend, and thank you for taking time to stop by and visit!

Challenges:

1. Aud Sentiments: use a Halloween Sentiment
2. Shelly's Images : TTT challenge (Bingo,  I chose Orange, Bling and die cuts)
3. Simply Create: Anything goes
4. DL.Art Thankful Thursday: Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches: Elegant Halloween

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to get my card posted for today before I have to go to an appointment. This one is for today's Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge with a twist to use "E". I'm still working on Halloween cards, so I chose eyelets and elegant and edging for my "E" words.
I used some Inkadinkado stamps that I stamped with black ink, colored in with a Copic marker and then added lots of sparkles. I used Nestabilities label 1 and Petite Scallop circles for the layers in the middle.
Ok, time to go! I hope you like it; and I'll see you tomorrow!

Challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketch:
Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations: Pumpkins
Loves Rubberstamps: Bling
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mojo Monday BOO!!

Boo Everyone!

Wow! Once again, I have been painfully neglectful of my blog. Life has just been so busy for me; and to be honest. I haven't been much in the mood for paper crafting over the last couple of months. Every day, I would look in the crafting room and just not find any inspiration at all and had no desire at all to do anything.
Now, however with Halloween around the corner, I decided that would be a good reason to dust of the ol' paper trimmer and see what I could come up with. What better way to get the Mojo moving too, than to do "Mojo Monday" This sketch was fun, although this time I couldn't use Verve stamps (because I don't have any Halloween Verve stamps!) So, I used some Martha Stewart stamps and some cute paper and this is what I came up with. I flipped the sketch, because it just worked out better for me to do so with the design I had in mind.
Nothing fancy or complicated; but I think it turned out pretty cute for my "comeback" card!
I've also decided to limit myself to no more than 5 challenges for my cards as well. The computer/blogging part of stamping etc can be so very exhausting and time consuming and I think my desire to do as many challenges as possible, in hopes of getting as much traffic to my blog as I could is part of the reason I just got really burned out with it all.
So, I'm no longer chasing anyone. For those who take the time to visit, please know I do appreciate it so very much; and I hope you will come back again!

Challenges:

1.Cards by Lady Anne: Anything Goes
2.Crafty Bloggers: Anything Goes
3. Eureka Stamps: Trick or Treat
4. Paper Pretties: Sentiment as Focus

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