Sunday, August 28, 2011

You're a jewel!

Hi friends, I have a fun challenge for you via the Shabby Tea Room- use the color of your birthstone in your card or project. My birthstone is a diamond...nice eh? So that what pretty easy for me since a diamond is clear, I just used clear and white buttons. 


I also used a really cute polymer stamp set from this week's sponsor, Pink Persimmons. I've been eyeing a few of their stamp sets for quite a while, they are so vintage-y and cute!  They will be giving away a fantastic prize, so please play along for a chance to win. 

You can find more inspiration for this week's challenge at the Shabby Girls' blogs. 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards 


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to school challenge

Its Saturday morning- that means its time for another Wee Memories challenge! This week the challenge is 'Back to school' 

backtoschool

I created a fun scrappy card for a teacher...
 My daughter will be starting preschool soon, so i'm going to be a school-kid mom! Yikes, i'm totally nervous...!


I used papers from DCWV and October Afternoon, the stamps are all PTI sets. I've really been into paper piecing lately! Its so much fun. And I've been too lazy to bring out the copics...soo there you go! And I really adore mixing patterned papers, and paper piecing can make that really fun.

Your Next Stamp

The sponsor for the Back to School challenge is Your Next Stamp and they are giving away a stamp set, so be sure to play along by 9/02 for a chance to win!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Peachy pink

Hello- its Shabby Tea Room time.... This week i've designed a peachy baby card using the colors for this week's challenge- pink, peach, green. I also used a handmade cabochon flower for the challenge. 


Our lovely sponsor this week is Paper Pretties . I used their rocking horse image and transferred it onto vellum for a fun whimsical look. 
The papers I used are from Crate Paper, K&Company, and Recollections. The lace is Prima, the chipboard frame is from Tattered Angels, the wrinkle ribbon is seam binding that I dyed with glimmer mists. Buttons, and sentiment stamp are from Papertrey Ink.

Well I hope you make some time this week to participate in our challenge! 

(P.S The Shabby Girls have some more inspiration for this week's challenge!)

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Oh baby


Hi again there! Its time for the Shabby Tea Room's 75th challenge- Polka Dots! Create a card or project with polka dots.  Easy peasy. 
I made this cute baby onesie box using a template from this week's sponsor- Creations by Ar. They have a ton of really adorable templates which you can get as an pdf. file or a svg file to use with your cutting machine. I have a Cricut, but unfortunately never got the third party software necessary to cut using svg files. I'm pretty sure that ship has sailed now...(if i'm wrong PLEASE let me know!)



I used papers from October Afternoon, and Papertrey Ink, Prima lace, a cute little millinery flower, and a Melissa Frances rub on. 
Wouldn't this box be perfect for a baby shower? (x30)

I won't lie- I'm not the best at templates.... I once tried making Christmas houses with my Cricut, which should have been easy because they're basically pre-cut...Well it didn't work out so well. 
But this box was super easy to put together, even for the template challenged like me. 
Now I know that the other Shabby Girls don't have this problem because their projects are AMAZING!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Masculine Challenge

Hi Friends! You might already know this, but I'm now designing for the Wee Memories challenge blog. AND This week we are having our August Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Cathy's blog, but if you got lost or want to start over just go to Jenny's Wee Memories blog and you'll find the yellow brick road there. Or the blog hop list.

This week's challenge is sponsored by Graphic 45, I love their stuff, and the new stamps they've been adding to their lines are sweet too! So if you like Graphic 45 be sure to play along 'cause the prize package is pretty awesome!  The challenge theme this week is (wait for it, wait for it.....) 


Masculine!  Sooo... I went of out my regular comfort zone a little bit and made this birthday card. For my Dad? His birthday is in December.. so I guess I'm ahead of the game this one time!
I used several papers from my scrap pile (mountain....Everest), some fun foam stamps for the word 'dad' and a purple onion stamp for the happy birthday portion. The rodeo type graphic was found online and printed...  I don't feel like i'm very good at making masculine cards but I actually like the way this one turned out! Victory! 

Now to keep going along the blog hop stop by Giovanna's great blog

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tea for two

Hi there! Soooo this week's challenge at the Shabby Tea Room prompted me to create this fun card! And guess what, the card matches so well with my favorite collection of books (Penguin Classics with embossed linen covers designed by Coralie-Bickford Smith....so pretty!) So I just had to photograph my card in front of the blue and green books...That, and everywhere else is an absolute mess- why do I always think home projects will be "easy, cheap, and fast"??? Yikes...not so. 


Anyway... If you're ready to play along with another fun challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, this is what you need to do- use the colors green and blue! (Rhymes!) And check out the beautiful inspiration photo below.


Pretty, right? 
Also, this week's sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and they have loads of cute digi images (I used the Tea for Two image on my card) AND they are giving away a prize to this week's winner!

Oh yes, and the other Shabby Girls have some really really beautiful cards this week! Don't forget to stop by their blogs and leave a little comment. 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expressions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards 


ETA: Sorry for the technical glitch there...Its all better now!