Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Christmas in July day 4!

So I'm only going to get 6 of the 7 days in of the Catch the Bug week long Christmas in July event but I'm ok with that!  Today I'm playing BINGO! 
I decided to go with the bottom row - Ribbon, Bugaboo Image and Sentiment.

I'm still practicing with my Copics.  I love coloring and trying new techniques.  I'm really having a lot of fun with them!  It's hard to see the sentiment but I used an old letter punch that I've had FOREVER to punch the letters and sparkled them up with some stickles.  Really enjoying these Christmas cards!

Supplies Used:
Copic Markers
Echo Park paper

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Christmas in July day 3

I'm flabbergasted that I've had enough time in the past few days to do any crafting!  I'm also beyond thrilled!  It's my third day in the week long Christmas in July event over at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  Today's theme are the colors chocolate, cream and raspberry.

Here is what I came up with.  My raspberry is a little off but I made due with what I had!  I think more Copics will be on my Christmas list :)

Supplies used:
Stocking Mouse image - Bugaboo stamps
Copic Markers
DCWV the Christmas Stack papers
Snowflakes embossing folder
OTC - pearls
 ek success scallop diamond border punch
Fiskars 'tis the season stamp set
Studio G ink

Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July Day 2

I'm on a roll!  I think I like this card better than yesterdays.  I love the almost vintage look it has.  I'm participating in day 2 of the Catch the Bug Christmas in July week long event.  Today  I am following the sketch below.
and my card :)
I have not practiced heat embossing in a LONG time so it is apparent I have some work to do!  But I am still happy with how it turned out!  and I'm feeling very accomplished even having only completed 2 cards.....that's 2 cards in about 9 months so it is a good feeling!  I'm back!

Supplies Used:
Bugaboo Image - Christmas Bells
Copic Markers
Basic Grey paper
Liquid Pearls (avocado)
Fiskars 'tis the season stamp set
Recollections emboss powder (snow)
Studio G ink

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christmas in July!

WOW has it been forever since I've done anything with my blog. I have decided to really make time for me and get some crafting done. I participated in the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog Christmas in July event last year and had so much fun so here I am again! It is a week long event and I decided to start off with a Santa card! I really think this is one of my favorite Bugaboo images!  I just love this paper stack too.  I love how colorful the card turned out!  I decided to sparkle up the Santa hat with some stickles and make his beard glossy!  I am also very happy to have started my Christmas cards!

Supplies used:
Bugaboo image - Tropical Santa - Buried
Recollections Winter Wimsy paper and JOY stickers
Copic Markers
Studio G ink
Glossy Accents

I am entering my card into the 'Show us your Santa' Catch the Bug challenge

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge

Good morning!  We have another challenge at Die Cuttin Divas this week!  We want to see projects using your current or favorite school's colors!  This was tough for me, one because our current school is an elementary school and I don't think they have 'colors' yet!  and second because I never had a favorite school.  I went to private engineering school, not a big university.  SO I chose Michigan State since I have a friend who LOVES and went to state so I made her a birthday card!
I think she turned out so cute!  I decided just to make her shirt green instead of putting a big white S on it!  Don't over think this challenge too much!  We just want you to play along!  So link up HERE!

Accent Essentials cart
BBrat girl balloon sitter - Bugaboo Stamps
Copic Markers
Imaginisce - green flower
Accent Creative Designs - white flower
Recollections - brad
Rubber Stampede - black ink

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Sketch Challenge

Not only is today Tuesday but it's our FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!  All 3 kids in school full time!  Hopefully I can get tons of crafting done now!!!  Summers are so hard for me!  So anyway, today marks another Die Cuttin Divas challenge.  This week we have a sketch challenge with a twist!  The twist is a back to school theme, and of course you MUST use a die cut somewhere on your project. 
Here is the sketch:
 and my first day of school layout:
This is from September of last year.  My littlest's first day of preschool.  This at least makes me feel not so far behind!  It's a pretty simple layout but cute and to the point!

Tim Holtz - cardstock
Accent Essentials - hexagon
DCWV Grade School Stack
Queen & Company - bakers twine
TCP Studios - apple stamp
Copic Markers
Creative Memories 1" circle punch

Be sure to link up HERE with your back to school sketch project for a chance to win!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to our Back To School Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Back To School. Can you believe school has started!?

We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some inspiration.

My inspiration came from all sorts of ideas on Pinterest.  I have never made one of these neat little sticky note holders but OH MY they are so easy!  and adorable!  I'm always thinking of little random acts of kindness for my kids teachers.  I know they all enjoy non homemade gifts for end of year and Christmas but I do make little crafty things for just every day reasons!

Lyrical Letters Cartridge - #1 teacher
TCP Studios - pencil
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive
Rubber Stampede black ink
Studio G white ink
Queen and Company - bakers twine
Echo Park - This and That Charming
Button from stash

Now for some blog candy! We are giving away 2 $10 gift card to Ginger Snap Scraps! Just leave a comment here and let us know that you did the following:

Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps and follow the blog!
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ALSO - Shop the store this weekend ONLY and save 30% off of your entire order.  Save on Copics, paper pads, stamps, cardstock, inks and much more!Your next stop is Candace.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Die Cuttin Divas Challenge

Welcome back to another Tuesday Die Cuttin Divas Challenge!  This week is a COLOR theme!  We want to see yellow, orange, grey and purple in your projects....and remember, you MUST use a die cut!  Here is what I created!
I originally colored this flower at the Great Lakes Mega Meet back in May.  I took a beginner Copic class and the instructor had these flowers stamped and cut out (so I'm not sure what brand it is) for us to practice on.  I thought it went perfect with this weeks challenge!  Be sure to link up your projects HERE!!

Wild Card cartridge
Copic Markers
Making Memories (brads)
Studio G (sentiment)
Rubber Stampede (ink)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Baby Card

I'm back today with another fun card!  Another Tuesday means another challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas!  This week we want to see flight!  An airplane, glider or helicopter on your projects!  Just be sure to include a die cut and link up HERE!  Here is what I came up with!

I just bought this paper pack this weekend from the craft store!  I LOVE it!  I'm really loving these little stacks instead of the big 12x12 stacks I've been buying.  It's so much easier to coordinate papers and colors!

I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2: Fly Away!

K&Company paper stack
My Craft Spot - Inside and Out Set #2
Everyday Paper Dolls and Create a Critter Cartridges
Baker's Twine
Celebrate It! ribbon
OTC buttons
Rubber Stampede black ink

Monday, August 13, 2012

Making a Splash!

Today is group design team day at Ginger Snap Scraps.  The theme is anything goes!  I of course took this opportunity to create another layout!  Here is my oldest (now 9, then 4) at his second swim class!
Jillibean Soup  - paper, journal square
Sports Mania Cartridge - title
OTC - mini blue brads
1 3/4" circle punch