Wednesday, January 29, 2014

100 X 100 21-24

I've been busy working on pen pal packages and project life kits. This is a PL kit for a swap I'm in at twopeasinabucket.  I never know how that name should be written. Lol 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

100 X 100 20

And yet another project for today:) 
I made this card using this sketch.

100 x100 20

I played along with this weeks StampTV challenge.  The challenge was to keep it CAS.  Clean and Simple.  So that is exactly what I did.  You can't go wrong with the stamp set GKD Stampers Favorites.  It truly has become my favorite.  The sentiment is also GDK from the set Elegant Florals.  If you haven't checked out GKD clear sets recently, take a look.  They are awesome!

100 X 100 18 & 19

Today I'm playing along with the crop at Birds of a Feather.  I managed to get 2 projects done. 
The first is a card challenge.  The challenge is to use fussy cutting. 
I left it sentiment free so I can add it when I know what I'm going to use it for. 

The second challenge was to use the following...

W - Wood Veneer
I - Initials
N - Numbers
T - Two Pictures
E - Envelope
R - Red
I combined this challenge with the Studio Calico sketch. 
And this is my page. 
I used Studio Calico boardwalk kit combined with SC wonderlust line. 
For me the envelope was the hardest item to fit into the sketch. 
I'm still not sure the page is finished or if I'll keep the envelope. 
We will revisit in a few days. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop 100X100 17

Hi There.
Thanks for visiting for today's crafty share:)
Today I'm hopping along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. 
Today's challenge is simply "pink"!
Who doesn't love pink!
I just couldn't get a great photo today of this card, its so much brighter in person.
I just love how it turned out!
Enablers List:
Cardstock- PTI
Stamps- PTI Background Basics Text Style, Boutique Borders Love Mini Stamp Set, The Sweet Life Stamp set. 
Ink- PTI
Other- PTI twine and button

Friday, January 17, 2014

100 X 100 #16

I made these tags with GKD heavy weight cardstock for the base, and vellum for the top layer. The tag is a silhouette cut.  I added sequins to the base layer. Then stamped the image on the yellow tag with heart blooms onto vellum using white ink. Then stamped the flower with white on wild dandelion cardstock and fussy cut just the large bloom. Finished the tag with gems, seem binding and twin.
For the green tag I used the same method but stamped the image from Stipple Nature in green ink on the vellum.
These tags are for the GKD guest dt call to make a set of at least 2 tags. 
Come on over to StampTV and play along with this weeks challenges!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

100 X 100 #14

Hello everyone!  I put my Silhouette Cameo to work for this card.  I started by cutting the card base, then added a layer of GKD patterned paper.  I made cut files for the leaves in the GKD Fall Foliage set.  I then cut, stamped and heat embossed the leaves in various fall colors.  I finished the front of the card with ribbon, twine and a button.  The sentiment is on the inside of the card and says "When I count my blessings I count you twice". 

This card is for the GKD guest design team call to make a shaped card. 

Thanks so much for commenting, your comments really do mean the world to me!

Monday, January 13, 2014

100 by 100 #13

I made today's card for the Stamp TV It's Your Time to Shine Challenge. The challenge is to do whatever you like, but to add something shiny.  I am totally in love with this feather stamp from the Stampers Favorites. I used the sketch from CAS(e) this sketch #59.  The cardstock is GKD elegant eggplant, ink is Momento, PTI button, Websters Twine, and gems from Queen and Co. And Simon Say Monday challenge is anything goes! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Monday!

Edited to add:
Additional challenges

Sunday, January 12, 2014

100 by 100 number 12

Spent today putting some photos into an album.  I'm trying to get back to scrapping on a regular basis. I've joined a photo print site to get my photos printed monthly so I don't have to wait to order them.  We will see how that works. 

I also spent some time getting my next letter and photos ready to mail to my PenPal.  She has a daughter so I plan on sending some fun things along for as well. 

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

100 by 100 number 11!

I played along with both the Studio Calico color challenge the Coordination's Cardstock sketch challenge today.  Using up some older studio calico and doodads I found in my stash. 


Friday, January 10, 2014

100 by 100 number 10

I started this project needing to make a shaped card for the GKD guest dt call to make a shaped card.
The stamps are from GKD set Birds in Bloom.  Colored with copic markers and finished with a ribbon. 

I also included this project in the very first Mod Squad challenge

Thursday, January 9, 2014

100 by 100 Number 9

This is my ninth card this year made from an envelope swap at 2 Peas In a Bucket.  AJ sent me this cute Stamin Bella, Winlona Loves Winter that I colored with copic markers.  I layered the perfectly matched papers she included and finished with a button and twine. 

This card was perfect for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, so I linked up there as well:)

Hope you are enjoying winter as well! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

100 by 100 Project 8

Isn't this chevron background stamp awesome!  I used the chevron from GKD Pretty Patterns and the feather from GKD stampers favorites to make this monochromatic card for this weeks Stamp TV Monochromatic challenge.  STV14MON1 Stop by Stamp TV and play along! 

Have a awesome week!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

100 by 100 day 7

Hello everyone!
Today's card is for the first challenge in the GKD guest designer call at Stamp TV.
I just love how awesome GKD sentiments are with the clear sets. I think it's awesome that you get sayings and quotes and not just single words. 
The first challenge was to use the emboss resist technique. 
I used the small sunflower in the Stately Flowers 5 to stamp and emboss resist the bottom portion of the card. I then hand cut some banners to make a fringe from Grateful Heart 6. I then made a cut file for the large sunflower, cut and stamped it in Momento Dark Chocolate ink and colored with various copic markers. The stamped sentiment is also from Stately Flowers 5. I added a few gems to finish the card. The cardstock is GKD white, and Faded Brick.
The cardstock and patterned paper match perfectly!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 6, 2014

100 by 100 project 6

I made this card from a envelope swap at two peas. For the swap you make 2 kits, one to keep, one to mail.  This kit will be headed out to my swap partner Monday.  Maybe she will play along with the MFT color challenge as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

100 by 100 #4

4 days in and going strong, although it is 11:05 pm that I'm posting.  Let's hope I can get a few cards ahead soon! 

I made this card for the new MFT color palatte challenge.  The challenge is to use MFT colors of pink, black and white.  This card is clean and simple but the colors are so vibrant I think it just works. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Friday, January 3, 2014

100 by 100 #3 MIM146

This weeks Make It Monday challenge was to make an angled paper background for your project.  I used PTI patterned paper to make the background, then covered it with velum and finished by sewing the edge with a zig zag stitch.  I angled the card in hopes you would be able to see the velum.  In real life it gives it a soft muted color to the paper.  The stamp and die are also PTI. 
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

100 by 100 #2 MFTWS157

Well 2 days and I'm still keeping to my only resolution this year.  I made this lovely little card with a MFT mask inked with a copic air brush.  I thought I had ordered the stamp set to match but the set I have wasn't of roses.  So I added to my wish list for after my 100 day use what I have challenge is complete.  I love how clean and simple, yet soft and elegant this card turned out. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

So today is the big day!  The very first day of the rest of your life!  What do you plan to do with it?  I'm not big on resolutions, but I do like a good challenge.  So to start off the new year my plan is to spend a little time each day in my craft room. 

First, I am taking the 100 projects in 100 days challenge at Split Coast Stampers.  And so far so good!  I have my first project to share with you right now. 

This is the first file I made and cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I'm having so much fun learning how to use the machine and hope to make cut files for all my favorite stamp sets.  These stamps are MFT Happy Harvest, and the little acorn is from Fall Foliage.  I know it looks a little fallish but I tend to make whatever I feel like when I feel like it and just couldn't wait to finally color this little cutie:) 

My Second thing I plan to do this year is take a photo every day. I hope to not only take a photo but to print and get them into a book.  I hope to share those pages as I complete them. 

Lastly I have a Pen Pal from the Studio Calico Forums.  Her name is Megan and by teaming up we hope to share inspiration to help getting some Project Life pages documented.  How fun is that! I can't wait to get to know Megan.  It's hard to keep from dropping quick emails, but the main goal is to actually have an old fashioned type Pen Pal and get things in the mail to her. 

Lastly, I thought I would share with you a few of my December photos. 
Ed and I getting ready for a Christmas party.  With the newest member of our little family. 

Ashlyn and Jaec sharing a Christmas morning smile. 

Me and Ashlyn in our Christmas morning pajamas:) 
Yes we love Santa!