Saturday, December 21, 2013

Guest Designer Spot for Paper Secrets

Happy Saturday! Today I am working with the challenge blog Paper Secrets. Back in October when I started doing challenges, I submitted one of my cards and I won! Today I am guest designing for them, and I even made up my own sketch. 






Thursday, December 19, 2013

Let's Capture Our Memories Design Team

A few weeks ago I applied to be part of the design team for LCOM. And I was selected! My term begins this January! I hope you hop over and play some with us~




Merry Kissmas

Happy Thursday! I am finishing up all my present wrapping and trying to stay ahead on my design team commitments. Today I worked with some of the goodies from the Simon Says monthly kit.


Card Recipe:

Embossing powders from Hampton Art
Paper from DoodleBug  "Home for the Holidays"
Clear sequins
Ribbon from my stash
Simon Says Stamp Set "Big Christmas Wishes"


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Gatefold Challenge

This week at Suzy Bee's we DT's had the challenge of making a Gate fold card. This challenge had me thrown for a loop, but my Silhouette Cameo came to the rescue with the super sale on designs they had this past week. I selected Angel Boo from Lacy Sunshine; this design reminds me of a classy winter evening.

For the paper I used is from Pretty Grafiks.



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Up-Cycle ~Recycle

This week on Suzy Bee's the challenge was to create some new from something old! My Christmas packages have began arriving and I have lots of packing paper and cardboard. I made this card using packing paper, cardboard background from our apple sauce package and an image from Lacy Sunshine.


Applesauce Package for background. 






Friday, December 6, 2013

Little Cutie

Happy Post Thankgiving! IT has been insane around here trying to catch up. I did make some time yesterday night to play with 2 of my new aquired goodies, 1. Silhouette Cameo and 2. Little Cuties digital package by Miss Tina. Miss Tina is a super talented Graphic Designer and SAHM of 3 boys. Make sure to check out her blog, for unique designs & digital freebies!

I made this card with the Mojo Monday #322 Sketch. 




Friday, November 29, 2013

On A Sleigh

 
Ready for a Challenge? Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge blog is having their challenge today. Pop on over and win some blog candy!
Sleigh Digital Stamp from Eureka Stamps! 


Baby Clothesline

It's baby time! Its baby time  Correction not at our house... yet. ;) Anyways there are so many of my friends who have announced their pregnancies, that a baby card was in order.  I am using PrettyfulDesigns' Baby Cloth line Clip Art. A neutral yellow seemed the right choice on simple white card stock.

The sketch is from this week's Retro Sketches #91


Warm Holiday Wishes

Happy Black Friday! Hope your Friday was as stress free as mine was... Living in a town with 1200 residents , the closest wal-mart being 2 hrs away left me to shop online. I been working with an awesome designer Dedra from Prettyfuldesigns. She is a stay at home momma who loves to work on digital design. Her stuff is SUPER affordable, pop on over and check out her stuff!

This card was made using her newest Tis The Season Owls PNG's and Paper Pack.

The sketch is from Seize The Sketch, #9. and entering it into their challenge.





Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Whimsical Twist

I am obsessed with ALL the possibilities on Christmas colors! We are no longer stuck with the standard Red, White and Green. Digital Dollface has some beautiful Christmas collections available for instant download. For this card I used her Whimsical Christmas digital pack. Believe it or not, I printed this at home with my Epson printer. AFFORDABLE & CONVENIENT. $2.95 for 12, 12x12 sheets!!!


I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Challenge #52
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-52-faith.html

Lcom Sketch #47
http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com/2013/11/lcom-sketch-47-reveal.html

Mojo Monday #231
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2013/11/mojo-monday-321.html






Cute Matryoshka

My fellow Texan; Kellie Michelle is owner/artist of Digital DollFace. A wonderful etsy shop with digital paper, and clip art. Her designs are absolutely unique! Today I worked on a card that was cheerful, colorful and just plain cute! This is an all occasion card!

Can you believe I printed that paper on my printer!




This card is going in the following challenge:


LCOM Sketch #47
http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com/2013/11/lcom-sketch-47-reveal.html



Here is a neat coupon for Digital Doll Face:





Christmas Joy

Full Speed ahead on Christmas cards! With my 20+ cousins and my hubby's family I have A LOT of work to do. Today, I am working with the AMAZING Lilian Ellaboudy . She is the owner and designer of Lilian Ellaboudy Designs and Lilmade Designs. She offers beautiful digital papers, illustrations, and photography tools for commercial use!

This card was made using exclusively her products! The colors are so rich on the digital papers and clip art.
Her collections are sooo much better than using a cookie cutter kit!

I used her Christmas Joy Bundle 



I am entering this card on the Christmas Card Challenge # 52



Pop on over and check out her etsy store!




Happy Little Snowman

This week I am working with an awesome designer! Her designs can be found on Etsy! Pretty Grafik Design

I selected some pretty festive penguins from her Christmas collections. I just love digital papers! It is so convenient to have access to all different designs without having to compromise space!



This card is going on the following challenge:



Here is a link to her store and coupon codes! 



Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Venture

The town of Pinedale has 1200 residents, in other words no big retail craft store. Necessity is the mother of invention... So, without further adue Dandillion Designs on etsy!

I will have coordinating digital papers with embellishments.

 
Paper pack can be found here:
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Special Day

My dad's birthday is coming up and I needed a "man" card. Nothing says dad like blue paper. I found some sweet prints on Teresa Collins: Everyday Moments and got to work.


The sketch is from  http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/ Sketch N1313

and will be entering it on their challenge.


You're too sweet

Getting started on the Post-Christmas cards. Of course "thanks" is not required but appreciated.

Paper used on this one came from Cosmo Cricket, "BabyJane".
Stamp is from My Favorite Things.


This one is for the following challenges:

My Favorite Things: Sketch 151


Mojo Monday 320


Wish me luck!




Lets do the polka

... polka dots that is. Finally Wednesday! My adhesive ran out on Sunday, so its been pretty quiet on the home front. Today I worked on three new projects using my new spellbinder circles(and newly acquired ATR). 


I used lilybeedesign "Double Dutch" for the paper. I had way too much fun making this.

Entering this card on the following challenges:

Lcom Sketch #46
The sketch is for a scrapbook, but I took and ran with it. 

Lawnscaping Challenge # 70

Polka Dots Theme

Wish me luck!





Sunday, November 17, 2013

Christmas through a child's eyes. (With Freebie)

I water colored this gorgeous image last night, took it to the hubby and asked "what do you see?"
He didn't see it. Do you? It's suppose to be Jesus looking up. I paired it with a digital stamp of my making and printed it on card stock. This is my favorite card so far.

At the end of this post feel free to take the digital stamp and use it. Please just link my blog back or give me credit for it :)




Click on Image, then Save As on your computer. 


I am entering this card in following Christmas Challenges

Curtain Call Christmas 

http://curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/11/curtain-call-inspiration-challenge-cas.html

CAS-ual Fridays Clean and Simple  CFC120

http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2013/11/cfc120.html


Classic not an oldie.

Working with my printer last night I found this beautiful image. Ah just so vintage! 
I used some gorgeous paper from cosmo cricket and distressed it some Antique Linen from Tim Holtz.

I don't know anyone with a birthday this month, so if your B-Day is coming up.Give me your address ;)



I am entering this card on Simon Says Anything Goes
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-3/

Last of fall

Its still snowing here and it no longer feels like fall. I had a 2 leafs cut and glittered left from my previous project I decided it was time to "wrap up" the fall stuff and begin with Christmas. 

My new markers are still in transit so I am left to use my watercolors. Its a painting on a card!


This baby will be sent to my folks for thanksgiving. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Is it really still fall?

Yes the calender says the Winter solstice isn't until Dec.21 but it sure feels like Winter has arrived.
So since I've decided to stay out of the cold , I created a fall color card that can be used anytime of the year.

The bear is from Kitty Bee Designs' bear collection. I wanted to something different with the bear, so I used my watercolors on it!



 Its quite peculiar to see my Halloween/Fall pumpkins surrounded by fresh snow. Take a look my front and back yard.


You can see the dogs had a blast out there and no one has stopped by. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Fallidays

... get it? Continuing on my Thanksgiving card making the idea of a pile of leaves sounded pretty. I went outside to look for one, to my disappointment I found them soggy due to the snow of the last couple weeks.
Oh well, a paper one will do. And it did, with glitter. 

Items used here: 

  • Glitter on the large leaf silver
  • Heat embossing on the little leaf
  • Die cutting the labels
  • Gem embellishments
Sadly I don't own any fall/thanksgiving sentiment stamps, so I popped up my fav photo suite and created one. Printed it, die cut and paste. Tada!

I will be entering this card to the following thanksgiving/fall challenges. 

There She Goes Clear Stamps:
http://tsgclearstamps.blogspot.com/2013/11/tsg233-thanks-or-thanksgiving.html

Making Cards Is Fun; Simon Says Wednesday
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/

Red Carpet Studio, #57 "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving"
http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com/2013/11/rcs-57-charlie-brown-thanksgiving.html




Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! I wanted a simple and clean design. 

I found inspiration with this sketch from Lets Capture Our Memories.
Sketch #44


I will be entering this card for their challenge. 
http://letscaptureourmemories.blogspot.com/2013/11/lcom-sketch-44-reveal.html

Repeat Impressions DCC1120 ~ Giving Thanks. 
http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Merry Moose

Happy Thursday! I have a pretty awesome announcement to make. I am now part of the design team for Suzy Bees Bloomin' Challenge Blog



SNEAK PEEK ALERT!!! This is my card for the Nov.16th challenge featuring our sponsor Eureka!

Pop over there and submit your card to win some sweet stuff!!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Laugh~Smile~Love

Recently a paper crafting store opened in our little town of 1200 folks. The store had a promotion for the first 9 people to like their facebook page would win a goodie bag. Guess who was on the computer at the right time? ME! I got a few 6x6 papers, ribbon, and cute pearl embellish. I wanted to make something girly, shabby chic card for a girlfriend who has been spoiling me with little treats in the mail.

So I used my freebies along with with some new goodies I have picked up.

On this card I:

  • heat embossed a pretty flower stamp and sentiment
  • embossed the paper ribbon with my new cuttlebug
  • decorated with pearls
  • added ribbon trimmings
I think this turned out pretty and simple.

This card will be entered in 3challenges. Wish me luck!

XOXO

Crystal



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Ribbon Carousel Ribbon Challenge
http://blog.ribboncarousel.com/2013/11/crafty-eye-candy-for-week-2-of-rcc87.html

Lawnscaping Challenge on Sentiment
http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2013/11/challenge-69.html

Casual Friday's Embossing Challenge
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2013/11/cfc119.html

Monday, November 4, 2013

Oh Christmas tree

Living in Pinedale we have some of the coolest mountains and pine areas. Behind our house there is a reserve by the river where the deer seek sanctuary from the the Wyoming wind. I love that area so much we took our family photos there!


Unity stamps has these really neat pine trees stamp that just reminded me of that special place.



Town Park in Pinedale


I will enter this card on the followng challenges :

http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/

Christmas is in the air...

.. of course it is our high for today was 28! Got to love Wyoming.

Anyways, my good friend Heather at http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com/
invited me over to play with all her goodies! Boy oh boy my husband is in trouble
and I have added a few things to my Christmas wish list. ;)

Here is the card! Unity stamps set for the ornament.

 
This one is entered in the following blog:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thank you!

Often with today's lifestyle we run around and forget to say "thank you". This weekend my FIL & MIL (father in love & mother in love) is coming to watch the munchkins while the hubs and I take a little weekend trip. Here is a thank you card I made to give him for watching the kids. I wanted something meaningful, simple, clean and not to girly..


This one was made for the following challenges:




Stenciling the master bedroom

Updating the master bedroom can be challenging. At least at our house, I like girly "shabby chic" and my husband is a "woodsy/dark color" kind of guy. We agreed on a paint color, burnt orange. However I felt it needed something.

So I bought a stencil on Etsy, its quite large and I was afraid, however I had already bought it... Besides its paint right? I can always paint over it..

Here is our bedroom... I loved the stencil so much I added the design to our pillows and the curtains.


This has inspired me to try stenciling our guest bathroom in a Damask theme.. To be continued. :)

I entered my stenciling skills on this blog:

http://www.scrapitgirl.net/index.php/2013/11/01/stencil-challenge/

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Challenge #1

First Post~ First Challenge.

Since I wanted to make a card that I can send to one of my girlfriends for her birthday, I decided to go with something cheerful and bright.

Tonight I created a card using the following materials

1. Sewing Machine
2.  Konnichiwa paper pack
3.  Twine
4.  Gems
5.  Sentiments by Autumn Leaves.
6.  Flower embelishment
7.  Sharpie


I will be submitting today. Wish me luck!!

http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/welcome-to-suzy-bees-bloomin-challenge.html

http://www.papersecrets.net/2013/10/october-21st-card-challenge-due-1106.html