Thursday, October 14, 2010

Turtle Time!

Once again it's time for my little turtle guy to come to my rescue! With a friend's birthday fast approaching, and little time to make cards, I grabbed some of my materials that aren't yet sealed in boxes, and made this Birthday Turtle card!  Everyone knows the Birthday Turtle, right?  He's right up there with the Easter Bunny, and the St. Pat's Leprechan!
The folks over at Flourishes helped me out by providing this great sketch this month!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Birthday Greeting!

My daughter's birthday is fast approaching, so that has been my last assignment before this chaos gets all sealed up!  On top of everything else, I just got the call that they are showing this house again today!!! Boxes everywhere!  Ugh!  Oh well....whatcha gonna do? 

I made this card to enter in the Polka Doodles Homemade Embellies card challenge.
I love the metal butterfly. Simple! Just cut a soda can up, and run it through your Cuttlebug with the butterfly die and then emboss with the same set!  Be very careful!  The edges will be very sharp! I suggest NOT giving this to anyone under the age of 16!
Well, better "fly" myself!  I can at least make a path for folks through the boxes!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Morning!

What a crazy weekend!  We decided on a house and signed all the paperwork, and will get the keys on October 15th!  So, needless to say, I've been packing up stuff anticipating the movers on the following Wednesday. My scrapbook room is in a sad state...
I am having a hard time letting go, even if for only two weeks until I get everything organized at the new place.  It's "just one more card..." or "I need to send out my SLT cards to the kids!"   I have lots of excuses, but have pretty much run out of time. I just have to tell myself that I'll make up for it later.

PHINDY"S PLACE is having a really cute challenge this week. The theme is CUTE. Well, I usually don't do really cute, only boy cute. But I got out the pinks and purples, and grabbed the freebie on thier website, "Petticoat Patty".  With limited products at my disposal, I put this card together that will be sent to Harley, my little gal from Send Love Today.
The papers were some old Miss Elizabeth's I bought at the Dollar Store years ago, I colored "Patty" with my Copics, and made a little tulle flower with a bling center. The bee was a little button I had left over from an ancient project.
The second card was for the challenge over at Shirleys2Girls, or S2G.  The only requirement is that you have the word BOO on the card.  Well, needing to make some Halloween cards on the run before we move, I made my first out of eight that I'll send out.  

The ghost with balloon is a free image I downloaded some time ago and didn't tag (I THINK it may be a Dustin Pike), the "B" is a chipboard piece that I covered with paper and ran through my Cuttlebug with my new Tim Holtz folder, Circles.  And the "O"s, well you know those little Bazzill washer-looking things? I bought a BUNCH of them last year at the sale. Don't have a clue what to really use most of them for!  So I painted two of them black, and those became my "o's.  It gave the card some depth and weight. Wrapped the little balloon floss through them, and done! Oh, and I love the font that I found on my computer (have no idea where half of these came from) called KA Monster. It even has little skulls on the letters!

These cards are also entered in the Polka Doodles card challenge asking for examples of our homemade embellies! The tulle flower was my very first attempt at making the fabric flowers. ( hint, hint: Tulle is NOT the easiest thing to start with! ) and I thought using the Bazzill pieces was kinda clever....


Well, except for a Birthday Card for my daughter, I'm done until after the move.  I'll post it here in the next few days, and then quit...I have to. The house doesn't pack itself!  :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Big Paper Tower Giveaway!

Priscilla Styles is having a Paper Tower Huge Contest Giveaway !



The Original Scrap Box is celebrating Back to School with an awesome new product-- The Paper Tower! This is the perfect storage solution for paper lovers and scrapbookers everywhere and The Original Scrapbox is giving one away! Paper Tower (value up to $545.00)

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The Paper Tower was designed as a companion to the Workbox and Craftbox line of brilliant storage solutions from The Original Scrapbox.

There are so many possibilities with the Paper Tower. It can be used for any type of crafting storage from quilting to beading to stamping. Store your material, paper, stamps, accessories, anything your heart desires. The see-through totes make organizing a snap and I love the handy velcro storage bags on the inside of the door!

This is the answer to so many of my storage problems!  All those tiny items that are constantly getting lost or misplaced!
Check out the contest and maybe one of us will win!  Good Luck!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dragon Doodles Does It Again!

It's time for another great Dragon Doodles card challenge!  This week it is a MASCULINE card using products that are less glitter and lace, and more plaid and manly.  Which was a fantastic theme since I wanted to send my grandson an "I miss you" message anyway! 
The inside reads, "I really, really miss you!"
I used pattern paper from ChatterBox, inked the card edges, distressed the edge of the plaid paper, "stitched" around the edge, printed the message in a juvenile font, then stamped the notebook lines on the journaling tag with Stampin' Up in artichoke ink. I have yet to meet a Dragon Doodle image I don't like!

Since 90% of my scrap room is now in packed away for our move, this will probably one of my last cards for a few weeks....eek!  Going through withdrawals already.  I think I felt my hands tremble as I put my papers and supplies in boxes today!  I MAY be able to dig out a few papers and sneak in a project or two before the BIG day!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Holidays are here!

I have officially started the Christmas holidays here at our house!  Amidst the packing and the stress, I made the first Christmas card of 2010!  For this card challenge, I used the image provided called "Harriet".  Since I am a sucker for all things vintage, she stole my heart!  Go over to Waltzing Mouse Stamp blog, and check out all of the gorgeous cards submitted for this challenge! I'll also be able to submit it at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch challenge (see below).  Talk about "two birds with one stone"!  That's good, because these days, I barely have time to figure out what's getting moved, and what isn't!  I love Freecycle!

The papers used were all Bo Bunny, and I used my Copics to add her personality and that cute little ermine coat!  You can't really see it well in the photo, but the gift is silver and her hair bow is gold.  Both I colored with Sakura pens.  She looks just like she stepped out of a Charles Dickens book.
Thanks for looking!  Have a pleasant 'hump-day"!

Here is the sketch for this week's Waltzing Mouse Sketch challenge!  Easy Peasy!
This card was also entered in the Skipping Stones sketch challenge with a very similiar sketch!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Good Times!

For World Card Making Day, I pulled out some projects I had been working on and decided to FINISH a few! Thanks to ALL of the scrap blogs who help encourage all of us to get those cards made!  This one actually worked out well for the 9/14 challenge over at Sassy 'Lil Sketches and this week's challenge at I (Heart) to Stamp!. I love my Ippity stamps from the Thoughts2Paper store, and if it weren't for the DT over there, I would still be afraid to step out of my little box! Thanks, girls!
Well, I won't be doing much the next two weeks. Starting to pack up my scrap room and anticipating my new space !  Kinda sad and kinda exciting....  Maybe I'll just leave THIS box open, and these Copics out, and maybe this ribbon box. And I can always pack this stack of pattern paper the last minute....oh, oh, this is going to be harder than I thought!