Wednesday, November 26, 2008

CC194 and SC204

I made this card for yesterdays color challenge - CC194 Going Really Vanilla and todays sketch challenge - SC204 over at SCS. It's not often that I'm able to combine challenges, so when it happens, roll with it!

I didn't follow the sketch exactly because I was using scraps of pattern paper that I've had buried in my stash for awhile.

Deets: Cardstock: SU and The Paper Co. Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny Press. Stamp: Stampendous. Ink: Adirondack- Eggplant. Ribbon: Offray. Bosher: Bazzill

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A whole weekend and this is all I managed to get done - 1 layout and 1 card. Pitiful, I know. At least I was able to knock out 4 separate challenges with this 1 layout though - which is probably why it took me so dang long to finish it. I know they say you can't combine challenges, but since they're ALL on different sites I figure it's okay. Don't you?

Anywho, here are the details. Pattern paper: My Mind's Eye. Stamp: Inkadinkado. Brads, metal plaque and definition sticker: Making Memories. Buttons and lace: stash. Die cuts: Spellbinders. Punch: Martha Stewart.

Beary Box Sketch 3

I made this card using the Beary Box Sketch 3 that I found on Tenia's blog. Check it out to see her card.

I used a pre-made card for my base. Pattern paper: My Mind's Eye. Card stock: Stampin' Up and The Paper Co. Stamps: Inkadinkado and Stampin' Up. Ink: Adirondack (Espresso). Ribbon: Offray. Punch: Fiskars. Die cuts: Spellbinders

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hurry! Only 2 days left....

to get your button layouts or altered art projects completed and linked to the UYS blog by the end of the day Thursday, November 20th! If you don't have any buttons (and who doesn't) you can always rip them off some old clothes. Just kidding, or am I? Hee hee.

Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater.

I've been trying to come up with a idea for my fall cards for about a week now and as I was blog hopping I found the perfect sketch for my cards. It's the Beary Box Sketch 2 found on Tenia's blog. Thanks Tenia!

Deets: Cardstock: Stampin' Up. Patterned paper: Piggy Tales and Scenic Route. Ribbon: Offray Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Die cuts: Spellbinders (Labels 1)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Card from scraps....

I made this card from the scraps I had left over from the 8.5x11 layout that I created for the UYS button challenge this month. If you want to play along, just create a layout using buttons and link it to the blog by November 20th.

Okay now for the details. Cardstock: The Paper Co. PP: Imagination Project. Punches: Creative Memories, McGill, Martha Stewart and All Night Media. Buttons: Discount store. Ribbon: Craft supply. Letters: Sizzlet die.

Note: The black and white polka dot paper has been in my stash for 10 yrs. or more and I have no idea who manufactured it. I purchased it by 8.5x11 single sheets at a LSS when I lived in El Paso, TX.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

LSC193 Fun With Shapes

I made this card for the Limited Supplies Challenge - LSC193 Fun With Shapes over at SCS. We were challenged to create a card using a rectangle and circle in our design and the only embellishment we were allowed to use is ribbon, and as you can see I snuck a button in there. What can I say, I'm a rebel! lol.

Okay here's the deets. I used pre folded cards as my base. The green paper is Provo Craft and I have no idea who manufactured the red and white dot paper. Stamps used are Inkadinkado and Stampin' Up. Ribbon is by Offray and the buttons are Jesse James and Stickopotamus. TFL.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Got buttons.....

if so, then head on over to the UYS blog and check out this month's stash challenge. All you have to do is create a new layout and link it to the blog by November 20th for a chance to win a prize pack donated by Kimmarie.

Here's a couple of samples that I created using buttons.
Now be sure and check out the blog to see what the other girls created this month.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall is here!!!

For the past week, I've been watching the squirrels rob my pecan tree of all it's fruit getting ready for the cold winter weeks ahead. The trees here are now bursting with colors of red, orange, yellow and purple. Yep, fall is upon us. The mornings are brisk, and the evenings are chilly so my wardrobe from now til spring will consist of nothing but flannel and sweats. No more walking around in my bare feet either, but that's okay by me because I love this time of year!

Here's a pic I took of the windmill this morning.