Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

For this month's blog hop inspiration we've selected something with a bit of an autumn flair. The fabric selections and pattern combinations used on these petite pumpkins are a prime way to jump-start a fabulous fall paper project. Use the colors as your inspiration, or perhaps focus on the patterns You can also utilize pumpkins or maybe some felt die-cut leaves. Whatever you choose, you are sure to have amazing results! We look forward to seeing your projects!

I have included an inlinkz list below for you to add your link to your blog hop project. This new type of link list will allow you to select a thumbnail to go along with your link, making it easy to go back and find a project later that might have perked your interest.

You have until 11:30pm EST tonight (October 25th) to add your link to this list. THREE random participants will be selected to win a FREE Papertrey Ink stamp set of their choice. They will be announced and highlighted here, on my blog, tomorrow morning. We look forward to seeing all of your creations!

(from Capture The Moment Blog)
And my project is one of my Halloween Trick or Treat bags. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Upcycled Hoodie

My project for today was to add a little color to my white hoodie.  It was such an easy project and I just love how it turned out.  I had to photograph it on my manikin to show you how cute it is. 

                                                                    I just love it now!
Have you upcycled anything lately? I would love to see your projects! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

LOAW Studio Calico Challenge

Hi everyone,
This weeks studio calico challenge is to get your Halloween on.  We love Halloween around here and spend all month getting ready for the little ghosts and gobblins to visit.  I've been making treat bags, sewing costumes, learning to use my new cricut cake machine to make fun cakes!  What have you been up to?  We would love to see your Halloween treat bags, pages or projects this week.  Just link them to this post for your chance to win a Studio Calico gift certificate. 

And here's what I've been up to this month. 

First, my treat bags are all ready to go....

Then we celebrated Ashlyn's birthday with my first fondant cake.  So it's not perfect, but it was fun. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you can play along with the challenge!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pretty In the Park Studio Calico Challenge

Have you scheduled your scrap time this week?  If not I have the perfect challenge for you.  It's based on the season where you live.  Think about your local park, what inspires you there?  I want you to think about the colors you see and scrap with them.  Nature is the best inspirations and all the colors in nature go together beautifully wether it's the blues and whites of winter, the bright summer colors, or the reds and orange of fall.  So what's the season where you live? Now it's up to you, pull out that phone, or calender or whatever it is you use to keep organized and pencil in an hour of scrap time! 

To play along upload your project to the Studio Calico gallery and link it to the thread HERE to be eligible for a Studio Calico gift certificate. 

Next weeks challenge is all about Halloween!  We will be getting ready for those ghosts and goblins to visit so be sure to stop back next week! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Amish Auction - Bean Talk Sketch Challenge

Jillibean Soup posted a fun sketch on the blog as this weeks challenge.  I thought these simple photos of the sumer Amish Auction would be perfect for the sketch.  My husband loves going to auctions and sales and I love to tag along and take lots of photos.  This auction was so fun.  They had everything from farm machinery to gorgeous potted flowers.  And every thing in between including cute little farm animals.  I'll share some of those photos later but first here is my layout for the challenge. 

Product: Jillybean Soup unless otherwise noted. 
MME twine

and this is the fun sketch:

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

**WINNER WINNER Chicken Dinner!

Actually I have the winner for the Paper Secrects blog hop and nothing to do with a chicken dinner. 
I used random.org to choose the winner and it chose KimR.  Kimmy email me your address at jcasaldi@ptd.net or send me a pm on PaperSecrets and I'll get your book out to you. 

Thanks everyone for playing along!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Clean and Simple

I finally picked up my first Washi tape, and I have to say I still want it all!  This is the Tim Holz tape on a white card base.  The sentiment is Papertrey Ink. 

This challenge from Scrapdango was to keep it clean and simple.  I don't think it get's any more simple then this. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Card Recipe Challenge

I finally got things back together enough in my room to make a card for WCMD.  I chose this challenge at Scrapdango. 

This was the recipe:
A4 card (4.25" x 5.5")
4" x 5.25" piece of patterned paper
0.5" x 5.5" strip of cardstock
1 - Border strip (sticker or diecut)
1 - Chipboard piece
1 - Sticker
1 - shape punched from cardstock (i.e. circle, scalloped circle, butterfly, leaf...etc)
Mix these ingredients to your liking.

And this is what I came up with, using just scraps from my scrap box. 

Thanks for stopping by:)

My new old book case

I really wanted to get rid of the plastic table in my scrap room.  So we under took our first diy project to do just that this weekend.  We started with an old book case my husband was just using for storage in the garage.  We started by adding p board to the back, painting it white, added 3 extra shelves and finished it by adding crown molding to the top. 

I think it trned out fabulous! I want to get a planter for the center top. 

The top shlves are for my fabrics. 

These containers contain my copics, colored pencils, acrylic blocks and glimmer mists. 

Aren't these cute, they are actual jars from a doctors office.  I'm missing oneof the lids, but love the vintage jars so I use them anyway. 

These ae some random items.  The little green box was found in my great aunts house.  They are actually little letters that teachers used to use.  On the right are my flower frogs, and the center is my Making Memoris distress kit.  the photo boxes are for random items.  One is filled with Prima flowers and one has extra sewing supplies.  The last one is waiting for some love. 

And my final area on the left is my cricut center.  With the fabulous cover my friend Marie made me.  Thanks again Marie!

This is the first CARDS magazine I was in, even though my name is spelled wrong. 

My paints and brushes.

And finally my magazines and my mini albums in the bag that my best Secret Sister ever gave me, Ann Marie.  Thanks again Ann Marie! 
and this is what it looked like before the make over.  Actually it spent 2 years in the garage so it looked even worse then this photo. 

I think it turned out fabulous.  And we already have our next project planned which will be a desk for my sewing machine.  I can't wait!  I think my room is a work in progress, but organizing is almost as fun as creating.  I love a neat space. 

Use your stamps!

Now how is that for an open ended challenge!  And a fun one at that.  This months Paper Secrets technique challenge is to use your stamps.  Very easy peasy challenge.  I plan on doing a lot of this one and hope you can join along.  To see more of the DT samples as well as learn how you can play along and win a $10. Paper Secrets Gift Certificat visit Paper Secrets here.  When I was thinking about this challenge I was thinking, wow this could be an simple and easy as using a sentiment like I did here.

or a little more elegant  like this one. 

Be sure to share your creating in the Paper Secrets Gallery as well as link back to the challenge thread for your chance to win a $10. gift certificate to the Paper Secrets store! 

Paper Secrets Card sketch

Happy Wednesday! 
I'm in full Halloween mode here, and trying to determine the venue for delivering my treats for this year.  My first instinct was to use the cute little Paper Trey Ink Die to make felt contianers.  They are really cute! 

But after seeing one finished, it was kind of small.  We treat our trick or treaters like we are the only ones giving them candy! 

My second idea is to use a brown kraft bag.  I love these little bags. I use them for everything, even on my pages.  For this one I made a matching card using this months Paper Secrets Card Sketch Challenge. 

You can find the sketch and all the information to play along HERE! 

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hope your taking some time today to get your scrap on! I know I'm having some fun in my scrap room and it's not scrapping, but we are doing a little DIY make over of an old book case making it into an embellishment cetner/ storage unit.  My husband and I are having so much fun making trips to our favorite store (Home Depot) and getting painty.  The book case started out just an old wood colored laminate and now it's almost transformed.  I'll share that as soon as we get it moved in to my room and things put back together. 

Today I'd like to share another project for this months challenges at Paper Secrets.  First this card is for the Manufacturer Challenge. This month Rochelle chose Echo Park as her challenge.  You can see more of the DT work HERE using EP! 

I had some left overs on the sticker sheet for this line that I wanted to use. So I added it to a kraft base for a cute whimsical hello card. 

Thanks for stoping by and Happy World Card Making Day! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Paper Secrets October Challanges!

Today is the day you to can play along for a $10. gift certificate to Paper Secrets store!  All you have to do is use this sketch and then upload your creation to the Paper Secrets gallery.  Also be sure to stop back all this week for additional challenges, or stop by the Paper Secrets Forum to view all of this months challenges. 

I found this sketch on the new Basic Grey Blog and just had to play along. 

and here are the DT examples:




Entries are due by July 31st, 11:59 PST

Be sure to add the keyword "sketch 9" to your gallery upload

Uploading your entry by the due date will get you entered into the random drawing to receive a $10 gift card to Paper Secrets Store.

**Extra, Extra**
For a chance at an additional $10. gift certificat to the Paper Secrets store from me all you have to do is:

1. Become a folower of my blog.  (if you are already a follower, then your done with #1)
2. Complete the challenge and link it at the bottom of this post.
3. Upload your creation to the PS gallery.
4. Join the Paper Secrets forum and say you saw this post. (if you are already a member, just post that you saw the post)

Easy peasy!  Thaks for playing along!