Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This has been a great month for me in the world of scrapping and card making. I have placed top 3 on some of the challenge blogs, I have even won a few contest here and there but the best news is, that I am now part of the Let’s Capture Our Momories Design Team. I can’t wait to share my work with you.

Here is this month’s challenges if you would like to play along. You have until the end of the month to join in the fun.

Layout Sketch

Card Sketch

Here is my take on this beautiful sketch.

Layout Sketch

Card Sketch

and for this great card challenge, I created this.

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

My little Super Man!

I am so excited that I found a new place to be challenged. Scrap & Play is such a fun place to hang. I really like both of the challenges that they are hosting this month. The first one I did was the sketch challenge

Here is my take.

The white cardstock is Stampin' Up!
Printed papers are Cosmo Cricket
Stickers are Recollections

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

We're All Mad Here....

I was almost late for this very important date! Today is the last day to partake in this fun challenge hosted by StuckOnUSketches.

I thought, how cute it would be to create a mushroom card and add some of Alice in Wonderland characters. Mary from SVG Cuts, has the greatest files to work with. I used the mushroom card from the Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit and then used the Alice's Cuddly Friends to embellish my card. This card makes me smile every time that I look at it.

My papers are AC Cardstock and DCWV and the bling is Darcy.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CMS challenge #71

I was in the mood for Halloween and having so many old Halloween photos waiting to be scrapped, I decided to create a layout of my son all dressed up as Howard the Duck. The words "bad movie" is an understatement. But since my husband worked on it, (not a proud moment in his life), Ryann insisted that he wanted to be Howard for Halloween. 

Since my photos are from the late 80's, I thought that it would only be appropriate to use old stuff out of my stash. My orange card stock is Stampin' Up!, the Halloween borders are from a Debbie Mumm calendar kit and my spider, cat and candy corn die cuts are a K&Company from a few years back. I am not certain who made the alpha minis or the yarn. I love how my papers from the calendar kit were a perfect match for the CMS challenge #71

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mom's Birthday Card

My Mom is a fall baby and soon it will be her big day. When I saw the LCOM Sketch 93 by Ana Castro, I knew right off  that this was going to become her Birthday card. Great sketch Ana!

While playing around with my papers, I came up with the idea of making a magnetic card. Mom is always displaying her cards on the kitchen table and after a while, they all end up in one big pile. I wanted to be able to remove the front of the card so that she could show them in a fashionable manner. This is a win win for all the people who do not want to save the whole card but just the time intensive handmade front. (Don't you like how I put that in bold)? I made the front layer magnetic, so that it can be displayed on any steel surface.

This is what my card looks like all pieced together.

I didn't want my card to look naked and needed a place to hide the steel, I got to work on creating a simple and matching base layer. The steel is hidden behind the leaves. This part of the card would even be the perfect place to write or stamp a hidden message.

This is the inside of my card

Here is what it looks like on my frig.

 I am going to have some fun coming up with "what's next" in the world of magnetic designs.

I am planning on posting a more detailed tutorial later in the week.

It has been along time since I took on a challenge from The Craft Journal. I glittered up some white AC Cardstock with Martha Stewart's fire opal glitter. I then punched some butterflies out with my favorite Martha Stewart's punch.
My patterned paper is by Me and My Big Idea
My craft paper was given to me as a gift. I am not certain who the manufacturer is.
Leaf is from a Stampin' up! punch.
My stickers: The Girl's Paperie
Floss is out of my stash.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Not in my comfort zone.

For this layout, I decided to try a Sketchabilities Sketch. This was the first time in joining in one of their challenges. I have always wanted to play along, but I really have a hard time creating a cool looking messy page. I have always admired the people who think outside the box and create. I know that my take on this wonder sketch is tame, but then again, I am a work in progress.

I love this photo of my son and his Aunt.
She loved to be around him so much. They would make each other laugh. 

Papers: Fancy Pants "Happy Go Lucky"
Plain Cardstock, ink and punch: Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ticket to Ride

I love to take on the challenges at StuckOnSketches. This 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Sketch was a great one to play with.

 All my papers and stickers that I used on my layout are from My Mind's Eye.
My die cut horses are from SVG Cuts.
The circle punch is Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking!