Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Too Cute to Spook!

Hello all my crafty friends!!

The Halloween bug finally bit !!  With only a week left, I finally surrendered and made a little Halloween card using one of my all-time favorite Bugaboo images, Hween Brat Witch, which you can find in the Bugaboo Stamps store by clicking here .

I used the current sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches:

and the current October Monthly Challenge over at Bugaboo which is a fun little bingo challenge:

I chose the center line - twine, sentiment and orange & black for inspiration:

This little cutie was colored in Copics and her cheeks highlighted with my Tim Holtz Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.  I put some EK Success foam squares to help pop her off the matted circle.  The papers are oldies but goodies...some Martha Stewart The Essentials circa 2010, lol.  I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the cobweb border at the bottom.  A Studio G sentiment stamp inked in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a button and black twine from my stash, and voila...Happy Halloween!

Hope the rest of your day is fabulous! 


Bugaboo Stamps:  October Bingo
Sassy Cheryl's - Trick Or Treat
Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
Forever Friends - Halloween/Autumn
Hooked On Craft - Halloween
Kaboodle Doodles - Trick Or Treat/Fall
Cute Pie Challenge - Halloween
The Pink Elephant - Halloween
Dream Valley Challenges - Halloween

Monday, October 22, 2012

You Leaf Me Breathless

Good morning my bloggy friends!  How was your weekend?  Hoping you had a fabulous one!  We had a birthday party to go to on Saturday for my brother's step-daughter who just turned 4 *love that age!* and it was a beautiful day yesterday here in Jersey - perfect for hauling the kiddies to the park.  :)) There was also a wee bit of time to get a quick card in that fits the bill for the October Monthly Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!

The challenge this month is called It's Fall Ya'll and your creation has to depict some sort of fall activity!  Easy peasy especially when Whimsie is generous enough to off this cutie in their freebie section of their store, which you can find here.

As you know, I'm sort of a sketch junkie and used the current October sketch over at SFYTT which was a lot of fun to play along with:

And here is my take:

As soon as I saw this cute little face and chuckled at the adorable matching sentiment, I thought of my hubby and had to make him a cute little card just because.  The papers were leftovers that I've had for years from K&Company - one of my fall favorites and decided to paper piece his little baggie with it, too.  I colored him up in Copics and used a Sharpie poster paint pen to highlight his little cheeks.  The leaves were cut on my Cricut Expression and embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  All the papers, image and leaves were distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Hopefully this gives my main man a little smile :)

Whimsie Doodles - October Monthly
SFYTT - October Sketch
Craft Us Crazy - Fall
MIM- Anything Goes

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dream and Wish Big

Happy Saturday my stampin' friends!!

I got some delicious new papers from my friend Gina (thank you girl!!) and, of course, as soon as I saw them, I fell in love and had to use them right away.  Luckily for me, we had another birthday this week so I was able to use that as an excuse to get out these new papers and play!

The paper line is from Pink Paislee and it's called London Market.  The cardstock is a mix between DCWV The Linen Closet cardstock stack and DCWV self-adhesive stack.  All the papers were distressed with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The pearls, both large and small, were by The Paper Studio and the flowers are Prima.  I used some Tim Holtz tickets, my Fiskars Treading Water Punch, and cut a butterfly out with my Cricut Expression and distressed that in the Vintage Photo ink as well.  The yummy ribbon is a Bubblegum grosgrain ribbon from MFT.  Of course, this little Maggie was colored in Copics and popped off the matted circle with some EK Success foam squares for dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you enjoy your weekend to the fullest!


The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
DYSU - Vintage
Southern Girls - Ribbon
CR84FN- CR84FN65

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Born to Be Wild

Get your motor running....head out on the highway.....lookin' for adventure...

I've had that song in my head since I started coloring up this fabulous image called Born to Ride from Karen's Doodles, lol.  Don't chase me down if it's stuck in yours now, too, lol!

Our friend's birthday is this week and he's a biker dude.  Naturally, I thought of this image that I won over a year ago and have not been able to use.  I think it's quite perfect for him!

Sadly, Card Positioning Systems *CPS* is having their last challenge and  it's a fun one.  You get to pick your favorite sketch to use as inspiration.  I went with Sketch #45 for mine and here it is:

And here is my card using that sketch flipped:

Now you'll have to forgive me because the map and roadsign dp was in my stash and I have no idea who it is by.  However, what was cool about those papers were those little license plates were on a coordinating piece of paper.  I fussy cut them out of the paper, and adhered them to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a more durable embellie!  He and his bike are decked out in Copics, but his bike got a good wax with some Glossy Accents :)  I also used some of my DCWV The Linen Closet cardstock stack.  Everything has been distressed with Making Memories black ink!

Hope you have a great day today!!  I'm off to try and rid this song outta my head!

Card Positioning Systems - Pick Your Favorite Sketch
DigiStamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes with a Masculine Twist Bonus
Stamp-N-Doodle - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Men Card
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Clean and Simple

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello Cupcake

Morning friends!

I had a friend that had her birthday over the weekend but between extra curricular activities for all the kiddies and errands; and, and, and, lol, I just didn't get around to making her anything until yesterday.  Once the girls got on the bus yesterday, Mommy ran faster then you could say cardstock into her crafty space and whipped up a card and a matching little mini album for her :)

I based the card on the current Wednesday Stamp Club sketch from My Favorite Things on SCS.  I know, I've been doing a lot with their sketches and stamps.  I just really love their fun sketches and adorable stamps, but I promise I have some other things I've worked on that I'll be able to post soon :) 

So here is the current sketch for this past week which luckily I managed to play along with just in the nick of time.

 And here is my card using the MFT Pure Innocence stamp called Hello Cupcake:

Isn't she precious?  I LOVE her.  I colored her with my Copics on some Copic Xpress It paper and then fussy cut her and propped her on her mat.  The sentiment is from Studio G.  Since I really didn't have an embellie that looked right to me for this card, I made the flower by cutting out different sized circles, distressing them with my Tim Holtz distress tool, and then embossing them with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  Voila, perfectly matching flower :)  Which if you know me, its all about matching :)  The papers are from DCWV The Linen Closet Collection and of course, my favorite at the mo, Recollections The Neapolitan Collection *yum*.

Here are some pics of the mini album I created for my friend as well.  The album was from Close to My Heart, was pre-cut, and also included an clear acetate page.  I used most of the scraps from the card I made which was perfect way to get rid of them!

Here is the front cover of the album.  Another sentiment from Studio G.  I made the felt rose myself.  I don't have a rolled rose die but figured out from Pinterest how to do one without one!  Yay :)

And the whole set, card and album together!  Cute, right?

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful day ahead of you !


Card Mania - Happy Birthday
Cupcake Craft - Two of Something *Girl & Cupcake on card OR Card and Mini*
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Happy Birthday
My Craft Spot - Embossing
Simon Says Stamp - Your Favorite (the paper I used)
Tammy' Scrappin' Corner - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Handmade flowers
Totally Papercrafts - Make Your Own Flowers

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MFT Guest Designer Contest!

Morning friends!!

My Favorite Things is running a Guest Designer Contest through October 15th over at SCS for all you MFT fans!  The winner will win an amazing opportunity to win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-Namics as well as play along with the Design Team for the upcoming new release and ALL the Wednesday Stamp Club challenges for the next month!  Wow, right?  Being such a huge fan of MFT, I had to play along and give it a try!  If you love MFT as much as I do, click here to check out all the deets so you can enter too!!

For my entry, I followed the sketch that was provided in the contest which was so much fun to play with

and decided to make a card using the stamp set called Pure Innocence Home Sweet Home for my brother and his fiancee who just moved into their new place together.  I think the set is absolutely adorable and perfect for the happy occasion.

I stamped this cutie on some Cryogen paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and partially colored her in Copics.  I slightly distressed the image with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Her cute little jacket and skirt I paper pieced to match the background papers by Wassau and American Crafts.  The gorgeous "bubblegum" grosgrain ribbon is from MFT as well.  The brown cardstock was embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and then punched with the Fiskars Treading Water punch.  The sentiment is from the set, too, and was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

Lots of luck to all the entrants and hope you have a wonderful day!


Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Flowers and Embossing
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
MIM- Always Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes with a sentiment
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy World Card Making Day

Happy Saturday all my crafty friends!!    As I'm sure you know, today is World Card Making Day, and boy is the internet a buzz with freebies, activities and lots of creativity and inspiration!!  Hopefully you're able to escape into your happy place today and do something crafty to celebrate!

With all the hoopla of the day's events, Mr. Mojo came and sat on my shoulder for a little while so that I could whip up this cute card using CC Designs Bouquet Brigitta and the current Mojo Monday sketch!

So here is the sketch I used as inpsiration:

And here is my card based on the sketch:

Have a fabulous day everyone!


Ink:  Copics, Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Papers, Vellum, Sticker & Banner:  Recollections The Neapolitan Collection
Glossy Accents
Yellow & Star Dust Stickles 
Doodlebug Designs Pink Button
Queen & Co. Pink/White Twine

Mojo Monday - Sketch 261
Pink Gem Challenges:  For the Girls
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Polka Doodle - Wings & Things
Pixie Dust Studio - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Think Pink

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kindness Matters

Goooood morning!!!  :)))

Recently my daughter turned, I seriously cannot believe how fast that went!!  It seems like yesterday I held her in my arms for the first time and now she's into perfume, bling and makeup!

We had a slumber party for her here with 7 of her closest friends - it was a night of candy, cupcakes, tie dye tee shirts, and teen music.  I decided to make the cupcake toppers to match her peace, love and happiness theme using my cricut and some bazzill cardstock:

I also lost quite a few hours of sleep and some hearing, lol, but she had a blast and got lots of cute little goodies!

So of course, with all those presents, it was time for Mom to start whipping up some thank you cards since sadly my stash is depleted!

I used a new set that I got from a friend called Kindness Matters from Stampin' Up for this cute thank you card:

Nothing ultra fancy, but it has to be mailed!  And here is the inside:

Super simple - and something that can easily be made in multiples rather quickly!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!

Ink:  Copics *Y06, Y08, Y17*, Momento Tuxedo Black, Making Memories in  Black
Stamps:  Kindness Matters set by Stampin' Up!
Papers:  DCWV Textured Brights Self Adhesive cs, Authentique Breeze Collection
Self Adhesive Gemstones by The Paper Studio
EK Success Foam Squares

Crafty Bloggers Network:  Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes

OSAAT - Butterflies or Buttons
Jelly Park Challenges - Thank you cards