Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Challenge Time Again....


At Penny's and this time around the challenge is to be inspired by a photo...

This photo...it's gorgeous right?? And you should see the what the DT came up with...Boy were they inspired and their creations are amazing. Please be sure to pop over and have a look and while you're there you might as well play along!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Glitterbabe and Stef has given us some awesome digi's to work with. Here is what I came up with...

LinkI used Stef's image Butterflies and Flowers. The butterflies are paper pieced and the rest of the image is colored with color pencils. If you enlarge the photo you can see that there is sparkle in the paper...Just for Stef!! The sentiment is actually a tag that I cut down called Forever & Always from Digi Doodle Shops Best.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers-CCEE1134 Gold (it's kinda hard to tell, but the backing paper is gold) x
Charisma Card Challenge-#34 Glitter it (there is glitter in the paper) x
Craft Us Crazy-#15 Anything Goes x
Digi Doodle Shop-#73 Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Fridays-#21 Show us what you made x
Totally Gorjuss-#95 As you Like It! x
One Stop Craft Challenges-#146 Anything but a square x
Daisy Doodles-#41 Anything Goes x
The Pink Elephant-TPE114 Paper Piecing x
Anything Goes Challenges-#48 Inspired by TV/Films (The Butterfly Effect) x
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes x
Ladybug Crafts Ink-#36 Favorite Stamp x
Crafty Creations Challenges-#134 Dies & Punches x
Flutterby Wednesdays-#169 Celebrate x
Scrapbook Sisters-#50 Anything Goes x

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Butterfly Award

Today I have been honored with this Butterfly Award.
Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces was kind enough to give it to me.
My Butterfly Award
Butterfly Award!

I am thrilled to be in Karen's top 10! Thank you for the award!

So to receive the award, I need to pass on the 'Butterfly Award' to 10 other bloggers, contact the 10 bloggers to let them know they have been given this award, and I also need to show a link to the person who gave me the 'Butterfly Award', and finally I need to answer several questions. Here goes....

Q1) Name your favorite colour?

Yellow

Q2) Name your favorite song?

I love music so it's hard to really name a favorite, but one of my favorites would have to be "When You Say Nothing At All" by Keith Whitley and redone by Allison Krauss.
Q3) Name your favorite dessert?

4 Layer Chocolate Dessert

Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?

Gas Prices

Q5) Your favorite pet?

Oreo our Rabbit

Q6) Black or White

White

Q7) Your biggest fear?

Losing my family

Q8) Best Feature?

I'm pretty easy going

Q9) Everyday attitude?

It's all good...Unless it's not!

Q10) What is perfection?

Sitting at the Kitchen table with the whole family eating and laughing (totally agree with this one Karen)

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?

Watching America's Next Top Model (I am addicted to that show)

Q12) When you're upset you?

I bull up and stop talking to everyone. lol

Now I have to pass this award onto 10 others.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Couple More Recipe Cards...

I told you I had TONS of these to do~lol!!

Here are 2 more designs...I think I made 21 of one and 18 of the other. I can't wait to get all these finished so that I can put the actual Recipe Books together.





For the 1st one...The paper is from my stash, I used CTMH Barn Red ink to distress I made the scallop buttons and the ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ai Factory: Anything Goes x
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog-#47 Scallops or Fancy Borders x
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Friday's-#20 Show Us What You Made x
Creative Inspirations Paint-Clean & Simple x
Sunday's With Crissy-KISS x
Incy Wincy Designs-#108 Anything But a Card x
Anything Goes Challenges-#48 Inspired by TV/Film (Food Network) x


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For the 2nd one...Paper is from my stash, ribbon and buttons are from Wal-Mart and I distressed with Chocolate Stayz On ink.

I would like to enter the 2nd card into the following challenges:

Craft Us Crazy-#15 Anything Goes x
Stamping B's-#124 Distressing x
Delightful Inspirations-Anything Goes x
Simply Create-#50 Time to Distress x
Ellephantastic-Layers x
Elizabeth Mae's-#5 Buttons x
Pollycraft-#107 Autumn Colors x
Creative Craft Challenge-Anything but a card x
Creative Inspirations-126 Text Me x

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back To School Challenge @ Penny's...

The new challenge is up at Penny's and this time around the challenge is "Back To School". My kids have been back at school for about a week and this is the first time that all 3 are going a full day. I can actually clean my house and it stays clean, so that means more time for "Crafting"!! YIPPEE!!

Okay, so onto my card...


LinkEverything on this card was pulled from my stash...I really need to use my older stuff more often. lol The digi is a freebie from Anne Bodil, she was colored with color pencils.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

PaperWorks Co.-Sketch #93
AiFactory-Anything Goes x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Cute Card Thursday-#177 Clean & Simple x
Dutch Dare-#125 Back to School x
Inspire Me Friday's-#19 Show Us What You Made xLinkSimply Create-#50 Time to Distress x
Stampin' for the Weekend-#14 Spots & Dots x
Catch The Bug-Distressed or Shabby Chic x
Creative Inspirations-#66 Back to School x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#68 Distressed x
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Photo Inspiration x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
OSAAT-Anything Goes x
The Crafty Pad-Cute & Girly x
Whoopsi Daisy-Anything Goes x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Sunday's With Crissy-#20 KISS x
Gingersnap Creations-#115 Tribute to Teens x
HLSC Challenge-Keep it Cool x
Pollycraft-#106 Distressing x
Try it on Tuesday-Anything Goes x
Floweret Stamplar-#6 School x
My Sheri Crafts-#66 Back to School x
Paper Playtime-#53 Anything Goes x
Paper Pretties-Back to School x
Cupcake Inspirations-#123 Back to School x
Bloggers Challenge-Back to School x
Creative Inspirations-#125 Favorite Stamp x
Little Darlings Challenges-#5 School Days x
Little Red Wagon-Back to School x
Creating Memories In Time-Back to School x
Amber's Crafts and Stuff-Back to School
Aud Sentiments-#35 Anything Goes x

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Couple of Recipe Cards...

I just wanted to share a couple of 6 x 6 Recipe Cards. I am making oodles of these right now. I am in quit a few recipe swaps right now on 2Peas. I am planning on giving handmade recipe books and aprons this year for Christmas. So, this is the start of the hundreds of recipe cards I'll be making. =0)




For the first one, it's pretty basic. The paper is from K & Co., cardstock is the Paper Studio, the letters were cut with my Cricut and the jewels are from my stash.


The second one...Cardstock is the Paper Studio, DP ??? (I've had it for years), the image ??? (I can't remember, but if you know, please tell me!! =0) And it was colored with colored pencils.

~TFL~

I would like to enter the 2nd card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Challenges-#59 Clean & Simple with less than 3 Embellishments x
Stampavie & More-#149 Girlie x
The Play Date Cafe-#94 Fudge, Goldenrod & Teal x
7 Kids College Fund-#27 Anything but a card x
AiFactory-Anything Goes x
Cute Card Thursday-#177 Clean & Simple x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog-Distressed or Shabby Chic x
Simply Create-#50 Time to Distress x
Totally Papercrafts-#79 Food & Drink x
Allsorts Challenge Blog-#116 Anything but a card x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#68 Distressed x
One Stitch at a Time-Anything Goes x
The Crafty Pad-#134 Cute & Girly x
Whoopsi Daisy-Anything Goes x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Craft Your Passion Challenge-Anything but a Card x
The Crazy Challenge-Movies (Julie & Julia...I love this movie) x
HLSC Challenge-Keep it Cool (Cool Colours) x
Hooked on Craft-#5 Sweet Treats x
Pollycraft-#106 Distressing x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
Elizabeth Mae's-Anything but a Card x
CES Challenges-#49 Mix & Match x
Inspire Me Fridays-#19 Show Us What You x
Sunday's With Crissy-#20 KISS x

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My first ever Paper Bag Mini...

Caution...Picture Heavy Post!!!



This is my very first Paper Bag Mini Album...And for some reason I chose to make it a gate fold!! I made this for a swap I am in on 2Peas. My swap partner had me make this for her son and he's into all that rock n roll, cross bone kinda thing. I must admit, this is far from my norm but I am really happy with the way it turned out. It has loads of tags and it was really fun to make.




















For this album I used "Boys Will Be Boys" by the Paper Studio. Most of the tag pulls are from my stash, the clips and the game spinners are Tim Holtz. The image is from MelonHeadz. The material I used to cover the album is from Wal-Mart and all the hardware used is from my husbands stash...(Ssshh...don't tell him)!!

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge-Anything Goes x
Raise the Bar-Anything Goes x
Stamp Something-Digi Day x
Stamping with the Dragon-Red, White & Green x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#67 Anything but a standard 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint-Inspired by a tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2ngyH1uM4) x
One Stitch at a Time-Use a Digi x
Stamp With Fun-Tag
Happileigh Scrappin'-Special Folds x
Incy Wincy Designs-#106 Something Old/Something New x
7 Kids College Fund-Anything but a Card x
Pixie Dust Studio-Boys will be Boys x
AI Factory-Anything Goes x
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges-#115 Gifts x
Crafty Calendar Challenges-Hot Colours x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Gingersnap Creations-GC112 Leather, Iron & Brass x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Fridays-#19 Show Us What You Made x