Wednesday, September 28, 2011

If Anna were a snowman...

This is what she would look like:
The Jingle Belles prompt this week was "Suzy Snowflake," a song by Rosemary Clooney that I have never heard. We could interpret it any way we would like. So, I made a snow lady decked out in her finest jewels, hat and scarf. You can't tell from the photo, but the snowman is made from silver cardstock that I covered in crystal, coarse glitter. Her eyes and mouth are black rhinestones and her hat has a bit of felt on it too! Like I said, if Anna were a snowman, this is what she would look like! ;)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking

For those of you that have done some digital/hybrid scrapbooking, and for those who haven't jumped into scrapbooking because it's either too expensive, too overwhelming or just too much trouble, this is for you:
Using my code, you get $10 off MyMemories Suite v2 Software and $10 in free products (like super cute digital packages, etc.) from
Use Promo Code: STMMMS35796
Click HERE to go to the site and browse or watch a video tutorial or two!
Now is the time to try it out since it's cheap! And, you can have projects ready for Christmas! ;)
Have fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Challenges? I've got it covered...

I made my rounds to my fave blog challenge sites on Sunday and found so much inspiration! I decided to do my Christmas card this week based on the following 3 challenges:  
Jingle Belles- Hybrid Holidays (using a digital images with embellishments, papers, etc.)
Shopping Our Stash- No Coloring! No Coopics or Prismacolors!
Card Patterns- this sketch, but I rotated it once, clockwise:
My card:
I loved working with the Card Patterns sketch! I got this vintage image of Santa from an Etsy seller and printed it on ivory cardstock. No coloring! I just inked the edges of my papers and added some Hero Arts felt pointsettias and placed a vintage button on top for a little added "oompf!" Easy and fun, not to mention how crafty I felt to combine 3 challenges! I never do that!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Best Friend

This week, Sketchy Thursdays is having a challenge/prize blowout! There is a sketch, a theme (friendship) and a blog hop! Woo-hoo! I couldn't resist playing along. Here is the sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:
The theme is from ScrapFit, workout #52- F is for Friendship. Hands down, my husband is my best friend, besides my mom.
 My layout:
These pictures were taken in Hilton Head this summer. We were at my cousins wedding and the two of us had the best time! My cousin caught these pics of us and I knew I wanted to scrap 'em! :) Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Recycle It!

Hello there... a quick card share today! I got this mailer a couple weeks ago that opened up to a poster size advertisement. It was a circus theme and I loved the images that were used in the ad. So, I cut out the squares and decided to use them for birthday cards.
I mounted the part I cut out on a piece of ivory and then put it on a card base. I added the stars, jewels, button and red scalloped border. The banner at the top had a paper brand name on it, so I covered it with paper that I used SRM stickers on. Added a little foam tape and was done!
I'm playing along this week with Paper Issues... their theme is "Tree Hugger!" Upcycle, recycle, interpret any way you like!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A day late...

And a dollar short. I am so behind that I thought today was Wednesday. If  I were in school, and blogging was a subject, I would get an "F" with comments from the teacher that said, "unorganized, unfocused, tardy and missing assignments." Sheesh... I have been taking week long breaks between posts and that is just unacceptable! I'm going to have to do some extra credit work to make it up to you. Read on...

This is my Jingle Belles card for the week. The challenge was "Deck the Halls" and to use a ATC (artist trading card) or playing card on your handmade card. I printed my own ATC's- vintage kids decorating a snowman. I added it to a shipping tag and embellished with fabric leaves and a button tied with twine.
I mounted the tag to some Basic Grey Jovial paper, added a strip of red and tied some blue seam binding ribbon around it. I added a punched star and a decorative stick pin and it was done.

And now, to try and win your hearts over again (I am not above bribery), let's do a little giveaway. I have made several of these tags and they are for sale in my Etsy shop. You can add them to gifts, scrapbook pages, or like I did above, to a card. I am GIVING AWAY one set of 3 tags.
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you will do with the tags and I will choose a winner on Saturday afternoon. I'll be back here tomorrow... I am pre-posting now so I don't get side tracked! :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

JB- Labor Lost

This week, over at Jingle Belles, they are cutting the "labor" out of card making. They want us to CASE a card that another friendly card maker has already done. No problemo... loads of inspiration at the JB blog! I chose the previous challenge "Shape Up" and used Leslie Hannah's cute card of a shaped beanie.
How cute is this?!! Leslie makes loads of cute cards and you can check them out on her blog "The Crooked Stamper." She is hilarious! So, this is the card I ended up making...
So, her beanie creation totally inspired me to not only CASE her card, but also make some cute felt embellies to add to my Etsy shop:

And, since you guys totally got jipped out of seeing crafts last week due to my blog abandonment, I made another holiday to share...
This card took me like 5 minutes to make. Easy.
Now, go check out Leslie's blog, The Crooked Stamper. Gotta RUN!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hello, Friend

I know, it's been a while... almost a week! I just wanted to pop in quickly to share this card I made back in July, but hadn't shared yet. I had gotten the new Claudine Helmuth creative layers stamp set. The set is so fun! You use paint and/or ink, I used both.
The patterned paper is Basic Grey, Out of Print and the sentiment is from Michael's $ bin. I added some twine, a button and a glittered flower piece of chipboard. The end.

I hope you all have had a nice long Labor Day weekend. Saturday morning I ran 20 miles (!!!) and on Sunday, I got to have breakfast and coffee with one of my best, oldest friends, Megan. She lives in Chicago, so she will see me again in 5 weeks for the Marathon! Ran 7 miles again this morning and tonight... the plan is to eat, drink some wine and go to bed early. ;) I'll post again soon. Promise.