Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Holiday...In March??

I had no clue that it has been 8 months since my last update...where has the time gone? I am happy to be stamping again. Having three kids life can get a little crazy with sports, school and just general running around. We have a little break until August when football and soccer seasons begin again. So hopefully I will be posting more...for the next few months anyways.

I LOVE making ATC's. They seem to be my go to when I just want to get away and stamp something. I signed up for a few swaps at Splitcoast and this was for one of them. The swap is for your favorite holiday. Of course, mine is Christmas. I have already started shopping for next year. I love everything about the holiday...the snow, the lights, the tree, the colors, the smells....all of it. I start playing Christmas music in October and my kids HATE that.

I made this little snowman tag and placed it on an ATC sized card. The little snowman and sentiment are both Studio G, which are usually a perfect size for ATC's.

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  • Stamps - Tag from Verve, Snowman and Sentiment from Studio G
  • Ink - Momento Black
  • Paper - Crumb Cake and Garden Green from Stampin Up
  • DP - Bo Bunny
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Pop Dots

Friday, July 29, 2011

Let's Hang Out

Time for another Challenge at the Our Craft Lounge blog. This week is a sketch challenge. I had fun with this one. I just love the little monkeys from the Monkey Around set from OCL.

I even broke out the prima flowers for this one. I haven't used those in quite a while. And of course, I used some gems. I definitely think they are my favorite embellishment.

  • Paper - Buckaroo Blue (retired SU), White
  • DP - unknown
  • Stamps - Monkey Around from OCL
  • Ink - Tuxedo Black Momento
  • Prismacolor Markers
  • Gems
  • Prima Flowers
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Photo Inspiration

Time for another OCL Friday challenge. This weeks challenge is a photo challenge (photo shown above). I loved the colors of this photo. Such pretty blues, greens and yellows perfect for a summer card.

I actually didn't use a lot of stamps on this card. I just made 1 1/2 in squares and corner rounded opposite edges to make the pattern. I have seen this quite a few times and wanted to try it and this was the perfect card to try it on. I used a flower punch and buttons for the centers of each square.

The sentiment I used was from the Out for s Spin set from Our Craft Lounge. I just love this sentiment.

  • Stamps - Sentiment from Out for a Spin from OCL
  • Ink - Night of Navy
  • Paper - Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
  • Corner Rounder
  • Flower Punch
  • Buttons
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heavy Metal....well sort of

So I had a few extra minutes today to play in my craft room. That hasn't happened in a while. I made my card today for the Ways to Use it Challenge at Splitcoast. The challenge was to use metal on your card.

Now, I know I didn't go too crazy with the metal, but I was having a hard time coming up with anything other than brads....so I just used them on my card.

The stamp sets are Swinging By and Out for a Spin. Both sets are from Our Craft Lounge.

  • Stamps - Swinging By and Out for a Spin
  • Ink - Early Espresso and Baja Blue
  • Paper - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Baja Blue, White
  • Scallop Punch
  • Circle Punch
  • Sponge
  • Brads
  • Prismacolor Markers
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Chipboard Thanks

Finally Friday!!!! And another challenge at the Our Craft Lounge Blog. The challenge this week was to use Chipboard somewhere on your project. I used a chipboard tag and used a sentiment from the Say it with Flowers Set from OCL. And once again, I used the Build A Bouquet set. I told you I was addicted to this set. The flowers are so gorgeous and fun to color.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you all have a happy weekend.

  • Paper - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
  • Designer Paper - Close to My Heart
  • Stamps - Build A Bouquet and Say it With Flowers from Our Craft Lounge
  • Ink - Whisper White
  • Kraft pre-cut border from Close to My Heart
  • Sewing Machine

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pretty Flowers

Happy Friday!! Time for another challenge at the Our Craft Lounge Blog. The challenge for today was to use flowers on your card. I LOVE this set from OCL called Build A Bouquet. So fun and easy to work with. For an extra challenge this week, I decided to participate in the Sketch challenge at Splitcoast. I had a lot of fun with this one. (Sketch shown below)

  • Paper - Crumb Cake, White
  • DP - DCWV
  • Stamps - Build A Bouquet and Say it with flowers from OCL
  • Ink - Black
  • Prismacolor Markers
  • Corner Rounder
  • Dots Embossing folder
  • Gems
  • Sewing Machine

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hang in there....

Time for another Sketch challenge at the OCL Blog.......Isn't this little monkey adorable? It is from a newer set from Our Craft Lounge called Monkey Around and it has seriously moved itself to the top of my favorites.

I decided to stamp him on Crumb Cake paper and I liked it much better than on just the white, but that may be because I am slightly obsessed with anything Kraft colored..lol

  • Stamps - Monkey Around from OCL
  • Ink - Early Espresso
  • Paper - Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Early Espresso
  • Designer Paper - DCWV
  • Prismacolor markers
  • Buttons
  • Sewing Macine

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