Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Just a Note

Hey again!  I decided that I needed a card for a friend, so I took another study break :)

Here is the card that I made:

Alright, no more excuses, back to the books!  Thanks for coming by and happy crafting!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hey there!  I want to share with you a card I made today that I will be entering in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The current theme is Anything Goes.  Here is the card I created:

I have a midterm exam coming up, and I find that coloring can be very relaxing and is a great stress reliever!  PTI's In Bloom is one of my favorite sets to color.  Here is a closer look:

Alright, well back to the books for me.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.  


Monday, October 28, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #68

Hi there!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I worked all weekend, so I spent the day at home relaxing and making cards.  I want to share with you a card I made for the current Lawnscaping Challenge.  This challenge is all about creating a project inspired by Pinterest.

The hardest part of this challenge was selecting just one pin!  I know I'm guilty of spending hours at a time on Pinterest.  This is the pin that inspired my card:

My mom and I moved to Virginia from Louisiana about 10 years ago, and one of my most favorite memories is seeing a deer for the first time.  Here is my take on the pin:

I know it is not even Halloween yet, but something about the recent chilly weather and this sweet deer put me in the holiday mood.  I used distress inks (faded jeans, milled lavender, and dusty concord) to make the background for the scene and used water drops to give the appearance of snow.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Let it Snow and is stamped on PTI Pure Poppy.  I embossed snowflakes around the sentiment.  I finished the scene off with pearl glitter mist.  Here is a closer look:

Hope everyone has a great week!  Thanks for coming by and happy crafting!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #28

Hey there!  This week I am playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge. This challenge is about making a project using the colors lipstick red, turquoise, and olive green in 10 minutes or less.  

I tried to come up with a simple design because during the last challenge, I went over my time!  

I don't know about you, but I am a sucker for embellishments.  Whether they sparkle, shine, or are just plain cute, I will buy them.  So for this card, I wanted to use some of my fun embellishments (which would hopefully allow me to finish on time :).  And it worked...I finished my project in 8 minutes and 55 seconds!  

Here is the card I created: 

I love the style of the thank you stamp.  I just signed up for a calligraphy class and I'm really excited to learn calligraphy.  Well, that is all I have for today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #67

Hello there!  I'm here to share with you a card I made for the Lawnscaping Challenge.  This week it is all about using pattern paper in the design.   

This is a really fun challenge because there are so many different ways to incorporate pattern paper.  I decided I need more thank you cards, so here is the card I made for the challenge:

I used paper from Into the Woods and Peace, Joy, and Love.  I have to say, I LOVE the woodgrain paper from the Into the Woods paper set, and already have another paper pack on my wish list for this month :)  Here is a closer look:

To finish the card, I used Wink of Stella to add gold glitter to the sunflower and glossy accents to the heart.  

I'm also going to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to make a card with a clear stamp.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's your birthday!

Hello guys!  I just wanted to share with you a card I made for a very special person in my mom.  

My mom loves nature and animals, so I knew the Into the Woods set would be perfect for her birthday.  Well I'm off to go celebrate with my family!  

Hope everyone is able to do something crafty for World Card Making Day!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happy Fall!

Hello everyone!  It has been awhile since my last posting.  I just started graduate school, and it has been an exciting (and interesting) transition.  I really like my program and I finally have a routine down, so I have more free time.  I have been so preoccupied with school and work lately that I have not been enjoying my favorite season of all time...fall!  With the leaves changing colors and the cooler temperatures, I am really getting excited for this time of the year.  

Can I just say how much I LOVE the new lawn fawn stamps!  They are perfect for fall and I am really enjoying playing with my new supplies.  Here is the card I made today:

I just adore the Critters in Costume and couldn't resist the bunny popping out of the pumpkin.  I colored the coordinating leaves with copics and added some glitter for extra pop.  I used paper from Into the Woods for the background.  I wanted a fun card shape to match the playful scene, so I used scalloped circle dies for the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend!