Thursday, August 30, 2012

Finally a Breather!

Well, that's kind of a joke....big things to do in the
next few days....some good, some not so good, but least I had some creative time!  Got 10 cards
done for card kits at Hannah's....will try to share those
later, but for now, a little Halloween fun, and my take
on this sketch, August's SFYTT:

And my card:

I used the new Reminisce Halloween collection, the new
Unity Stamp of the Month kit, Trendy Twine, and Q&Co
Roc gems.  A spooktacularly fun card!

Stay tuned for more Halloween goodies tomorrow!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Beachy Memories

Every year, we head to the beach.  Except for this year!
With DS heading to college, wasn't in the plan.  But the
next best thing....scrapping pics from our vacay last year.
Ok, not really, but hey....the memories are fun!

This page is also being entered over at Trendy Twine...
their August challenge is to use their Krazy for Kraft
twine, and washi tape:

Echo Park Paradise Beach makes most of this page (all the
stickers and paper).  K&Co make the epoxy circle stickers,
the flags are toothpicks with Queen&Co washi tape, the
buttons were from my stash, and the alphas....Thickers,
and October Afternoon mini market.  And then of course,
the Krazy for Kraft Trendy Twine--I made the frame using
scor-tape on a piece of kraft cardstock, and then creating the
little tassels and adhering them on the top with more scor-tape.

So what did you do this summer?  Anything fun?  Take
some time and scrapbook a memory!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunshine Colors

This color combo is one of my new favorites....
how about you?  I'm seeing this Yellow/Orange/Pink
combo everywhere!  It is this weeks Play Date Cafe
challenge #144 too:

 And here is my take on those sunshine filled colors:

I pulled out my Unity Stamps, Distress Inks,
(squeezed lemonade, wild honey and worn
lipstick), and EP's Hello summer paper.
Recollections rhinestones and Twinery
twine finish this one off.

Enjoy a little sunshine crafting time yourself,
check out the Play Date Cafe HERE.

And it's going to be posted on Unity "Friends with Flair"
on Friday too!

Remember to grab some time for some inky fun! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

May Arts July Challenge

The July Challenge was "Silk Indulgence"....Bethney over
at May Arts chose these deliciously gorgeous silk ribbons
for us to use in the challenge!  I put in my idea....and was
so happy to be chosen with my project for a desk set:

This collage shows all the pieces and parts....
it all started with the ribbon and tray in the
bottom right corner....and ended up with this
complete set.

The notepad has a cover made from the silk

The ribbons were then used to add little touches here
and there, and then to tie up the whole gift.  I used the
new G45 Bird Song collection....this was a perfect
match for the silk ribbons!

And here is a little closer view of the entire set:

So if you happen by....would love you to pop by the
May Arts blog HERE and vote for me by leaving a

And have to say a thanks to May Arts for allowing
me to play in their wonderful challenge!! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

When the Going Gets Tough....

the Tough get CRAFTY!! ;)

Life hasn't been perfect here at the ol' homestead....but,
I'm not one of those to share everything here.  This is my
"getaway" space, and I hope for some of you it is too....
a place to see something pretty (hopefully!) and maybe
be a little inspired to take your own "me time".

And so, that's just what I did.....I've been anxiously
awaiting the arrival of my new JustRite goodies....and
last nite they came!!  So I got to playing!  And I have
a little somethin' to enter in JustRite Friday Challenge
#078-Christmas In July:

And the goody goodies use here:
JustRite Vintage Label & Banner Dies (LOVE!)
JustRite Christmas Vintage Labels One (Double LOVE!!)
Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents
Echo Park Season's Greetings papers
AC Cardstock Primaries
WOW embossing powder (Cable Car Red & Opaque Bright White)
Fancy Pants Tis' the Season pins
Hug Snug Seam Binding
Recollections pearls
MS Fancy Arch Punch

As an FYI....I layered up the stamped images by stamping the
same stamp in versamark:
Layer 1:  white cardstock, red embossing
Layer 2:  red cardstock, white embossing
Layer 3:  green cardstock (EP), red embossing

Each was fussy cut and layered in with foam dots.

So should I make 50 of these for my Christmas Cards this year?

Be inspired to get inky today....K?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Exciting News!!

I have a NEW challenge site for you!!  I just joined
the design team for Scrap It Girl!  Kimberly has
rockin' challenges.....and even better yet....prizes!

The challenge for August is to make a project using
numbers, and here is an example:

I made this card using the Echo Park This and That
collection....and a sentiment from Imaginesce stamped
on canvas.  Vintage Photo ink distressed it up a bit.

All the details and rules can be found over on the
Scrap It Girl website HERE.

And oh, did I mention she has PRIZES?  This is the
August prize pack:

Pop over and check it out!  Would love to have you
play along--pop on over and check it out!