Friday, October 30, 2009

Paper Maniac Sale!!!

Last minute decision - ALL items in the
Halloween BOO-tique
50% off
until midnight October 31.
Hurry before it's too late!
Only one or two left of most items.

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e)

The Wonderfully talented Michelle Phillippi put together this awesome Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e)and I am so happy to have a chance to be a part of this so thank you Michelle for taking the time to put this all together!!!
For this card I used this great image again from Whimsie Doodles called Hope Fights perfect for this Blog Hop(e).
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M's Sketch Challenge

Savitri from Scrapbit asked me if I would like to take part in her Beautiful daughters sketch challenge and of course I had to say yes because I thought it would be so much fun for my daughter and I to do a card together. Regina from The Cutting Cafe has offered up some blog candy for M's sketch challenge which I think is so cool so make sure to join in on the fun. For our cards I used the All About Christmas Printable stamps set there are so many great images in this set I just Love it. I did do one extra card not following the sketch I just wanted you to see a little more of this set it is amazing. Thanks for stopping by and you can go here for more info on this fun challenge and if you don't want to do the challenge you can check out Savitri's fabulous blog I just love her work.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sweet Baby Cards

This sentiment is from Papertrey Ink this is an older CPS sketch.

This card is for Get Sketchy.
I to make a couple baby card for a friend so I thought I would do some sketch challenges for them. This one is for Card Patterns its been awhile since I played around with these challenges. I used Crate Paper for all the cards you are going to see today I made them so they could be for either a boy or girl. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

So sorry for the lack of posts this week I have been sick with a head cold since last week and just really want to get rid of this but it is just not letting go. But we still have to move on and get things done and with my craft show fast approaching I just have to many things to do to let a cold slow me down. Ok so I guess I will stop crying and tell you a little about my card it is Sweet Sketch Wednesday #21 wow where has the time gone. For this week we also have a color challenge and I thought this Basic Grey paper was a s close as I could get to the color I am soo not good at color challenges but it did not come out to bad. I used these fun flowers from Unity KOTM October and for something different I added brads to the center of the flowers did some faux stitching added some ribbon and it's done. Please go check out the other DT and we would love for you to play along.
Here are also a few things going on a t Paper Maniac right now.
Pssst...have you entered the Paper Maniac Basic Grey Christmas Card Contest yet? If not, you still have a chance to do so! Simply visit the Paper Maniac website and to see all the rules. We can't wait to see your creations!Oh, and did you hear the great news? We now carry Flourishes Stamps!
Yesterday our Newsletter went out and we had a patterned paper tutorial by our very own Amy! If you missed it, here are the recap of the current sales that we have going on:
All in stock items in the Crafty Kids section are 25% off!(no coupon required)All in stock Our Craft Lounge Clear and Cling Stamps are 20% off!(coupon can be found in Newsletter)

Friday, October 23, 2009

FWF Friday

So I was not a winner this week but I was Runner up and that makes me just as happy. There were so many awesome creations this week for the Unity Challenge and so much talent out there you ladies are amazing!!! The second card uses Bright and Merry Winter Wishes kit and I hate to think about it but I really need to get going on Christmas cards for my Craft show in November so that's what you will be seeing in the upcoming weeks. I love this kit so many great Christmas images I used Making Memories Mistletoe Collection love this paper so many great patterns I will be making alot of cards with this collection and the biggest challenge for me is going to be keeping my cards fairly simple which I guess I do for the most part anyways. TFL!! Everyone have a great weekend!!

Black and White with a Pop of Color

That is theme this week over at Paper Maniac. This card I used the Time Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs Ann has created some awesome digital stamps that can be purchased over at Paper Maniac for just a couple of dollars you can't beat that deal and after you see these digital images you won't believe the price. The Dp is from Making Memories. The fab ribbon is from Bazzill. Make sure to check out the rest of the Dt creations this week along with our Fabulous Guest Designer this month Justine Frederick.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hope Fights

This card I did for the Sketch Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles and what is so great about this is this amazing image her name is Hope Fights and she was created for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Melyssa has it available for free at The Whimsie Doodles website until Friday the 23rd and then after that you will have to buy it and the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research so go check out the info here.

The Cutting Cafe Christmas Cards

Today I am sharing with you some sets of cards I have been working on all products are from Making Memories Mistletoe Collection. I know I have alot of pictures but I just wanted you to be able to see this new Printable Stamp set from The Cutting Cafe it is called Christmas Long Phrases such and awesome set along with many others that The wonderfully talented Regina has created you are going to love these for your handmade creations!!!TFL!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working with this weeks sponsor over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This week we had the pleasure of working with the Digi Stamp Boutique and these images are just awesome I loved each and everyone of them they are so my style!!! So I had to do two cards because I could not just pick one image they are all fabulous and I can't wait to make more Christmas cards with these wonderful images!!! If you need more inspiration and there is a ton of it go check out the other Dt because they really out did themselves this week. Even better come play along with us you could win yourself some of these wonderful images!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009


This card and envelope I did for the Unity Bro Challenge week 5. I was not going to do it since I don't have a chance in the world to win this thing but I didn't want to give up since I have done all the previous ones. The challenge was to use something around the house and since I have a ton of cardboard I thought it would be great to use it up on my cards I just peeled the first layer off but first I used my top note die to cute it out then once I had the first layer off I thought it would be neat to ink it up with my fresh snow ink. Another thing that I used was some kitchen twine to tie my bow I also wanted to use one of the first monthly kits that Unity came out with. I also thought it would be nice to recycle the packaging that the stamps come in I thought the envelope would be nice for pictures or whatever you could fit in it. The DP is from October Afternoon Road Map. TFL!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

FWF Friday

Happy Friday to everyone I have a couple of projects to share with you. The first one is a notecard box I did four cards to go in this cute little box that I purchased at Walmart for less than a dollar you can't beat that. The stamps I used are from the Unity Kit Simple Blessings the words in this set are huge so I cut them down so I could use them a little easier. The Dp is from Scibble Scrabble which can be purchased at Paper Maniac along with the Unity Kit. For my second creation I used October store kit also from Unity there are some amazing stamps in this kit including a few Christmas. I paper pieced the coffee cups with Jenni Bowlin Papers used my Labels spellbinders dies which I totally love and such a great invesment and then I thought that I would add some embossing. TFL!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Cutting Cafe projects

Today I am sharing a card set using the Cutting Cafe Happy Thanksgiving Day Huge Circle word set. This is such a good set for those Thanksgiving projects and invites. I thought that my Recollections Collection was perfect for these cards. Make sure to check out the Cutting Cafe Regina has added some great Christmas Printable Stamp Sets. So I am super busy and stressing a little because I have my one and only craft show that I am doing this year and I am desperate to find very quick and easy projects to sell so if you have any advice please share!!! Come back tomorrow for FWF with Unity where all the great customers share their fabulous creations using Unity and I have a fun gift project to share. TFL!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I know not my best work or picture and to top it off I should have made it a Square card. Oh well I can't go back now but this image is so sweet so that is going to make up for this not so great card. The stamp is from La La Land Stamps and I colored it with my Copics. The Dp is Niki Sivils the sentiment is imaginisce. Make sure to check out the other DT there are some fab cards over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Catching Up on Posting

This is the card I did for Unity Bro Challenge 4. Pretty challenging for me since I am not a cook and the challenge was to make a recipe card. This is the best I could do for this one.

Sorry for not being around much this week just have had alot of stuff going on. So I have a couple cards to share today this is all stuff that I posted on Splitcoast but did not make it to my blog yet. I am no going to go into to much detail because I'm in a hurry. For the most part all stamps are from Unity Surprise Surprise. If you have any questions on product that I used please feel free to email me or leave a comment. These last two card I did for the WCMD challenges over at splitcoast.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sale at Paper Maniac

Remember those great Scrapbooking Collage Kits that Unity had for sale with paper and ink? Or maybe you already had the paper and wanted just the stamps? Remember how they ran out and you couldn't get a hold of one? Well now Paper Maniac has the stamps that were included in that kit!
Yes, we were able to get these stamps, called Le Chic Vintage, and make them available to YOU! These come on a full 8.5 X 11 sheet of un-mounted deeply etched red rubber stamps, and like the store kits are pre-cut and mounted on repositionable cling foam. These images are nice and large and perfect for scrapbooking or other papercrafts. I LOVE this set.
The retail price of this kit, like the store kits is $45.00, but for October, we will list them at 15% off, or $38.25. And for you loyal blog readers, you can get FREE domestic* shipping if you use the code BlogSHIP. This all expires October 31 when the price will revert to retail and the free shipping will be gone! Oh, and the free domestic* shipping applies on your whole order if you wanted to add in an item or two.
(*domestic shipping applies to United States and APO/FPO addresses only)

October Afternoon Project

For today's post I bring you a little project that I put together this was for my first First tutorial for Paper Maniac it was featured in the newsletter. If you have not registered to get a newsletter it's a great idea it shares what is on sale for the weeks,projects,what's new at Paper Maniac and what is coming to the store.

Supplies:Gift Bag, tag and card base

Dp and diecuts:October Afternoon Cherry Hill Collection

Stickers-American Craft

Ribbon-Bazzill ruffle and Stitched

This project was a great way to get the most out of your products. This project took maybe a 1/2 hour to complete

It was quick and easy and super fun to do!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

We Have A winner

The winner of the Tiny Box and Sentiments from The Cutting Cafe Is
Please Email Regina at:
Let her Know that you are my winner of the Ting Box and sentiments set
Thanks everyone for your sweet comments!!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

I Just want to say sorry for not posting much this week alot of stuff going on at the home front. Today is week 18 of sweet sketches this week we are sponsored by Jen Say it With Stamps. She has designed some great sentiments, quotes and background stamps. For my card I used Making memories Dp and some K and Company stickers. Make sure to check out all the beautiful creations by th DT.I will be back with the winner of the Tiny Box and sentiments giveaway later the afternoon so make sure to check back!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tiny Boxes Giveaway

Did everyone have a creative day Yesterday? I wish I could have spent a little more time being crafty but I did get a couple of cards done that I will share later today. So today is my Cutting Cafe Giveaway. I will give one Lucky commenter this set from Cutting Cafe called Tiny Box. You will get a template and a whole lot of sentiments to go along with it. These are so cute and easy to make perfect for little treats for Halloween, Christmas or even for favors. So what do you have to do? Just leave a comment here on this post in the next couple of days!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day

Well I was hoping to spend most of the day creating but it did not turn out that way I spent half the morning and early afternoon running around. This card is for the CPS sketch. All supplies are Recollections. The sentiment is from Unity's KOTM. Ok so I am off to try to make a couple more cards and I will share those tomorrow. Also I will have a Cutting Cafe Giveaway. Oh and One more thing Patti is having a sale on AUGUST and SEPTEMBER UNITY STORE KITS 40% off NOW THAT IS A DEAL SO IF YOU HAVE BEEN WANTING THESE NOW IS THE TIME TO GET THEM!!!!! SALE IS GOOD ONLY UNTIL NOON SUNDAY!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Day

I know your saying another card but I have a ton of stuff that has not been posted. Then there are the challenges where you say ok just one more and then I'm done. Ok so really truly this is my last card for today. I did this card for Card Patterns love the sketches can't get enough!! The Dp on this is K and Company Wild Saffron one of my fav collections from them. Don't forget I am having a Cutting Cafe giveaway this weekend you don't want to miss it!!!

Buttons and Brads

Buttons and Brads that is theme this week over at Paper Maniac. You all know how I love my buttons and Patti has stocked her store with tons of buttons for Halloween,Fall,and Christmas and also just your everyday buttons for your projects. She also has bling,and brads. I also used some great new Niki Silvils products on this card. The Dp and the clears stamps are from her Victoria's Street Collection which all can be purchased at Paper Maniac. I colored my house with Bic Mark it's I really like how these markers color on Kraft. Make sure to check out all the other wonderful talent on the Paper Maniac Blog.

Friends With Flair Friday

I can't believe how quick the week went and I did not get a thing done. Today's cards are done with Simple Blessings kit from Unity. I just love these stamps perfect for those Fall cards and Thanksgiving. The DP is from Recollections I really love this paper some great patterns and warm colors. So will you be creating on World Cardmaking Day? Make sure to check out my Blog this weekend I will be Giving Away some Cutting Cafe goodies. TFL!! Everybody have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Get Sketchy

Todays card is for the Get Sketchy Blog. I used all GCD Studios Dp and Diecut. The sentiment is a rubon from stampin up. Made my own flower for the embellishment. I really do like doing this and am going to start doing it more often. It's so much better to make your own embellishments instead of spending 5$ fo a package of them.TFL!!