Monday, August 31, 2009

MMSC #16

Midnight Madness Sketch #16

For this cute card, I used the SU "Cheep Talk" stamp set and retired Designer Paper called, "Good Morning Sunshine". Be sure to stop by Priscilla's Blog to view all the amazing challenges, cards, tutorials and giveaways that she has posted!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Leading a Craftastic Life Challenge!

Look what the 2nd place winner won at Leading A Craftastic Life!
A Great Big Thanks goes out to Kristin....I still can not believe on how many wonderful scrapping gifts she sent me...WOW! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

This month you will have until Sept. 15 to complete her challenges for a super sweet RAK. This is my take on the pagemaps sketch.
Here is her link if you would like to play along.
Leading A Craftastic Life

Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White and Ruby Red
Ink: Whisper White and Ruby Red
Stamps: Circle Circus
Other: Sizzlits Die Naturally Serif, 1/2" and 1" Circle Punch and Chipboard On Board Lots of Letters

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Making Cards for Kids

Sherrill Graff is in need for homemade cards and blankets for the Ronald McDonald house. Click on the links below to find out how you can help!

http://rmhc. org/how-you- can-help/ volunteer/ 30-ways-in- 30-days/spread- the-word- by-sharing- your-story/

Sherrill Graff 's Web Site
http://latenightsta mper-stampandscr ap.blogspot. com/

If you are in the Orange County, Calif. area and would like for me to pick up any cards or blankets for this cause, just send me an email at or call me at 714/838-3133.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

LNS #33 Challenge

LNS #33 Challenge
This week the LNS Challenge was to make a fall scrapbook page. Since we can only use current products from the SU catalog, I decided to make my own version of a beautiful background paper that SU had out last fall from the Designer Paper pack called Autumn Vine.

I first had colored and stamped my image on whisper white. The leaf stamp that I use was from the Season of Friendship set. My marker colors were Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and More Mustard.
I then doodled my stem and dots. It was an super easy background to recreate.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and More Mustard.
Stamps: Season of Friendship
Ink: Whisper White, Really Rust, Sage Shadow and More Mustard.
Other: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Hemp Twine and Sizzix Naturally Serif Alphabet

Saturday, August 22, 2009

MMSC15 Sketch

Midnight Madness sketch #15

Here is my take on the Midnight Madness sketch #15. I did a fall card with lots of layers. This card is so different from the others that I created that I still don't feel like it's a winner.
Card Stock: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard
Stamp Set: Trendy Trees
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Other: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Backgrounds 1 texturz plates

With the same sketch, I also created a layout minus the ribbon for a challenge that Ann hosted at Pages in Time. The challenge was to scrap a 5 x 7 photo and I was the lucky winner...Yippy for me, Thanks Ann!! Next weekend be sure to stop in for this month's crop at Pages in Time. The theme is going to be Wet and Wild. It will take place on the Aug. 29.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip,
Stamp Set:
Other: retired 2008 Simply Scrappin' Tie the Knot

Now on to some blog candy that Priscilla is offering! She is giving away 5 stamp sets!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Whimsical Challenge!

The theme for this weeks Scrap and Stamp challenge is a whimsical one. I thought that the look of leaves flying brought a bit of whimsy to my layout. The stamp set that I used is SU called Baroque Motifs. My card stock is a pretty soft yellow that a friend had given me. The leaves were a Big Lots find a few years back and my stickers are Making Memories.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


This week for the MMSC, I decided to create a card using one of my favorite color combos. I really liked to look of this card, except next time I will emboss the happy birthday with a white embossing powder to give it a little pop. I embossed my back layers with the Backgrounds 1 textuz plates and the flowers where punches from the Trio Flower Punch.
Thanks for looking!
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Lovely Lilac and Elegant Eggplant
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes and Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Old Olive and Whisper White
Other: Backgrounds 1 textuz plates, Trio Flower Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch and the Eyelet Border Punch.

Friday, August 14, 2009

LNS #32 Challenge

From this!To that!
This week my LNS group's challenge is to pick a project from the SU catalog and change it into a "kid-friendly" creation. My image can be found on page 88. I changed out the paper and the stamped images.
Card Stock: Craft, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Real Red and Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Close to Cocoa and Real Red
Stamp Sets: Sock Monkey and Wow Flowers
Other: Real Red Ribbon and Glitter Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Craftastic Card Challenge #5

Kristin from Leading A Craftastic Life is hosting 4 different challenges this month for a super sweet RAK. You have until Aug. 15 to complete her challenges. This is my take on her card sketch. A step by step tutorial to create this cool flower can be found on the Midnight Madness blog. Kristin also has a very nice layout sketch that I hope to complete as well.

Card Stock
: Designer Paper Tea Party, Whisper White, Passion Pink
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly and Season of Joy
Ink: Old Olive, Passion Pink
Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Green Rhinestone Brad, Designer Brad Filigree, Dimensionals and Chiffon

Monday, August 10, 2009


This is my first time to play a Midnight Madness challenge. Priscilla has such an amazing DT. I love all the cards and the projects that they create. You must go and check them out!

This is my take on Heidi's beautiful sketch. I just love this designer paper from Stampin' Up!. You are able to create to coolest cards and scrap pages with it.

Card Stock: Designer Paper Tea Party, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Garden Green
Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Summer Sun
Other: Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 2, 2009


At Christmas time, I always create a gifting tree. It is such a joy to watch a child's face light up when allowed to pick a gift from my tree. This cute ornament is perfect for my tree filled with candy, a gift card, a small stamps or even some flowers for the bigger kids!
I used a 5x5 Bashful Blue card stock, stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with Iridescent Ice. The snowflake stamp is from the hostess level 2 called Christmas Punch. I used the Eyelet Border punch to created my handle and the lace along the flap. The snowflake is part of the Sizzlits 4 pack dies called Snowflakes Set #2 and attached with a beautiful light blue Rhinestone Brad.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Diva Coffee Break #138 and a chance to win a Big Shot!

The challenge this week is a Big Shot challenge. The Big Shot die that I used for my card is called Birds and Branches. My Shutter Card is cut from Elegant Eggplant card stock and and layered with a Designer Series Paper called Razzleberry Lemonade. The Wishing you a quick and complete recovery stamp was from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. I inked some Whisper White to my birds to give them dimension.To give the look that my bird is in flight, I cut a thin strip of acetate and attached one end to the back of my card stock and the other to the bird.
Thanks for looking!

Now for a chance to win a Big Shot!

Priscilla is celebrating 30,00 hits

grand prize to one winner!
added to the grand prize when we hit 300 comments!
will be added as a bonus prize only if the "Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Logo" is posted on the winners blog's side bar. Note: you are not required to play in the challenges…this is a non Midnight Madness GIVE AWAY, but she does appreciate the support for her sketch challenges :)

It is as easy as 1-2-3
1. Follow her blog :)
2. Leave a link on your blog to her giveaway. Don't have a blog, that's ok, just tell her how you will spread the word! Oh and add the "Midnight Madness"side bar logo for the added BONUS give away prize:)
3. Leave a comment on her post so she can check out your direct link! :) (1 post per person please)
You have till Aug 14th to get in on this celebration!!