Friday, September 30, 2011

World Cardmaking Day and Giveaway!

IT'S HERE!!!!!

Hello, World Cardmaking Day...or should I say weekend? Are you having as much fun as I am looking at all the different ideas floating around in blogger land?  I love getting inspired by all you talented cardmakers out there!  How did you join this addictive hobby? I have my lovely grandmother to thank for introducing me to the cardmaking world.  She has been making her own cards for years (and I still have each one, I had to move to a second box for her collection).   
Here are some cards that I have been making recently:

American Crafts: Peachy Keen


Used scraps - Unknown

Lily Bee

DCWV/Studio G 

To join in the weekend celebration, I have put together this  giveaway to one lucky follower!
*Includes 1 EK Border Punch, 1 package of Recollection Detail Pens and 2 Studio G Stamps.

 All you need to do to enter is to become a follower of this blog and leave a comment stating that you became a follower. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 3rd! 

And don't forget to join the Cardabilities Sketch Challenge Blog!  My term starts in October and they have some amzing sketches to work with!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!  I hope you are enjoying World Cardmaking Day as much as I am!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gel-a-tins Sketch Challenge

I recently saw this sketch challenge on Gel-a-tins and figured I'd give it a try.

Here is my take on it, using DCWV The Green Stack paper collection.  The stamps are from Studio G.

Make sure to visit this weekend for the World Cardmaking Day celebration!

Also entered into Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happily Lost - Lily Bee

So I have been spending some time crafting layouts.  I am having so much fun with this "new" hobby.  I made this layout over the past weekend.  I used Lily Bee papers and stamps from the Happily Lost collection.
Pattern paper - Lily Bee Design (Happily Lost)
Stamps - Lily Bee Design (Happily Lost)
Alpha stickers - Lily Bee and American Craft Thickers
Maya Road Chipboard - Bird
Fiskars - Border Punch

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Are you crafting? I'm hoping too!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

A quick post, a few layouts!

Before I call it a night, I figured I would post a couple layouts that I have completed! 

I used a variety of Basic Grey papers for these layouts.  Along with American Crafts Thickers and Lily Bee Alpha stickers.

OK, I'm typing half-asleep...not a good idea!  Good night!

Simple Thanksgiving Card

I have been busy coming up with some SIMPLE Thanksgiving Cards for my husband to send to his clients.  I am amazed how challenging it can be to go back to doing simple cards.  I found myself wanting to add more and more, so I settled for pop-dots to add 3D to the cards.  Here is one that I did using the embossing technique, which is fairly new for me.  I will back next week with a few more cards!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A great annoucement!

I am so pleased to share this wonderful news! I have been lucky enough to be choosen to participate in the Cardabilities design team starting next month!  I am excited to begin crafting for this great sketch challenge blog!  Are you stuck in need some inspiration?  Please join us here at Cardabilities! Please check there for my first reveal on October 15th!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I love me some Echo Park!

I hope everyone had a relaxing Labor Day weekend!  Were you able to get some crafting done?  I actually told myself that I would not craft too much this weekend and spend more time with the family.  However, I did manage to sneak in some time.  I recent got ahold of some Echo Park's Happy Days collection and decided it was time to use it.  The ideas kept flowing, but once I started the ideas kept changing!  Does that happen to you?  I need to figure out a better concept to my planning, because I almost used up the paper without making anything!  But I am extremely happy with the card that I finally created!
Patterned Paper: Echo Park's Happy Days
Cardstock : Recollections
Stickers: Lily Bee Designs
Thread and Glue

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great week and find time to create!

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