Friday, September 25, 2009

When I Count My Blessings

Today's post is my take on the Challenge for Papertrey's September Blog Hop starting at 8 p.m. EST. The challenge was to reuse & recycle portions of our newly arrived Papertrey order in an earth-friendly way. Wow - what timing! I had just saved the clear plastic boxes from my most recent order and already had in mind what I wanted to use them for and then they released the challenge.

I am also using this for the most current Basic Grey Challenge to use embossing and a Basic Grey product.

I wrapped my Papertrey box in Bazzil Basics CS, made a panel out of Basic Grey Indian Summer, dry embossed a panel with the CB Leafy Branch embossing folder, tied it all up with button twine from Paprtrey along with a sentiment from their new Fall Elegance set and a little leaf charm from my stash, then randomly stamped small leaves from the same Papertrey Fall Elegance set. Inside are 2 6x6 Basic Grey paper pads - they fit perfectly and will make a great gift!

This was great fun. If you are not already following the Blog Hop, you can go HERE and see some wonderful creations!

Take Care

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Congratulations On a New Little One to Love

I made this card awhile back and for some reason did not post it! This was done again with the Serendipity technique although you cannot see it as well, because I really blended the papers and colors - maybe a little too much! Love this paper from K & Co. Just a simple and sweet little card. I loved making it - hope you enjoy it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Babies don't keep...

Isn't that true - mine grew up way too soon and those times just don't come back. This card was made for the Flourishes Release Challenge HERE. This month's challenge was a sketch and of course I was low on time, so took the easy way and went with the poem from last month's release set "Baby Love". This poem I truly love and has been a favorite of mine for for years. If only we could always remember and appreciate it. I used a white CS for the base and then the pink DP is Little Princess from Provo Craft, the yellow and pink is from SandyLion - I'm pretty sure it's no longer available - too bad, I love the pattern and the happy sweet colors. I'll continue to hoard this and use it by bits and pieces. The background for the focal point is a tag by K & Co. from Michaels. The ribbon is also from Michael's, the button twine is from Paper Trey, and the button is from a decorative button pack from the craft store. The trim is from my stash, but I still see it at the craft stores.

Take Care and have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Autumn Brilliance

We're getting cold here, seems like our area knows when Labor Day is over and starts right in on Fall. We were down to about 40 degrees this morning, and I know it won't be long before we're in full swing. I do love Autumn though, everything about it. My post today is my most recently published card in CardMaker Magazine. I feel very priviledged to have had my submission accepted. It' funny how these things work, this card was a last minute throw in because I didn't want to just submit 2 cards - the other were rejected - go figure! I guess my point is, if you're considering submitting for publication - don't be intimidated - you NEVER know what's going to be accepted or rejected.

CS is by Bazzil, Pumpkin stamp is by Inkadinkado, and the leaves are Impression Obsession. Inks are Butterscotch and Rust Adirondacks by Ranger. I also used a little stickles for the top of the pumpkin.

Take Care friends and have a beautiful day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Sweet New Baby....

My card today was made for the Basic Grey Challenge. I love Basic Grey and have several paper packs and individual pieces and a few more on order, so I figured it was crazy for me not to participate in their challenges. The challenge was to use pink, brown, and yellow with cream or white. The CS is Bazzil, the yellow panel and the scalloped doily panel DPs are Basic Grey, the flourish stamp on the pink panel is also from Basic Grey, the ribbon is from Michael's or Wal-Mart or Joann's - sorry, I can't remember, but I know it's one of those and it's wired - love that! The button is from my stash, the sentiment is from the new set by Flourishes "Baby Love", the sticker is by Melissa Frances from Emma's Paperie, button twine is from PaperTrey, and then I sprayed a little Glimmer Mist over the top - I'm not sure I did such a great job with the Glimmer mist, but here it is anyway. I hope you like it.

I apologize for not being around more lately. The last two weekends we've spent traveling - one for necessity shopping and one for the memorial for my daughter Sara's MIL. We'll also be gone next weekend as my husband has his school and test to renew his licenses for our shop, and I will be traveling for the next 2-3 weeks conducting privacy training for our 3 orthopedic clinics. So, we have been extremely busy, but I will really try to get more posted. I have another Halloween banner - different from all the others that I will be posting this week - I think you will like it!

Have a great weekend and holiday. Take care, and try to spend at least a little time doing what YOU love.