Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday SOG Digi Butterfly

Happy Tuesday!

Today is Tuesday and you know what that means. Right??? Digi release from Some Odd Girl!!  HOORAY!  I just love Tuesdays!  So today I have Butterfly Fairy and she is just about the cutest one of all.  I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers and used my Jillibean Soup paper to form the card.  For my sentiment I used a clear stamps from Some Odd Girl!
Please be sure to stop by the store to check out the new releases!!

I am taking a little bit of a blog break this week (except for this post)  just in case you are wondering.  I actually don't have anything to share. LOL!   As I mentioned I am really scaling back my DT commitments and I really am enjoying life more. ( I actually sat on the couch with my hubby and boys for almost 2 hours and we all read books and watched a tv show.  I haven't done that in like forever!)   Don't get me wrong I have loved all my DT gigs and I cherish all the moments with them but life is getting more and more crazy.  I was spending HUGE amounts of time in my craft room or office versus hanging with my family.  My little one said " Mom, are you just going to live forever in your craft room?"  and I was like this is crazy!  So I have taken a little break.  I do have many new projects for March!  So I thought this would be a great week to take off any enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on Saturday with the all new SOG monthly challenge!  Think Gold!!!  I have to say I made a layout for this challenge and I am in LOVE with it.  It was so much fun.  I can't wait to share!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day and week!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday Jillibean Soup Placemat Challenge

Happy Friday

Last Saturday Jillibean Soup had a nother challenge to use their Placemats and I happended to be working on this placemat layout for awhile so I entered it into the challenge.
I used my Country Pumpkin Chowder Soup and was able to use up a TON of my scraps!  This is a photo of my little one playing in the leaves.  I just LOVE this photo of him!  He was having such fun!!

I made a video on how I made this layout.  Hope you enjoy!

cardstock- kraft
paper-stickers-jillibean soup
buttons- pti
circle punches

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with some new projects.  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday Jillibean Soup Card Challenges

Happy Thursday!

As you know I have made a HUGE commitment to use up my stash and I have been trying to use up some of my Jillibean Soup paper packs.  So when I saw on the Jillibean Soup blog last Friday that they were having some fun card sketch challenges I about flipped becuase this is just what I needed to get rockin' !  They had three sketches and you can go HERE to see all of the sketches!

Here is Sketch #2- I used the spring collection from a couple of years ago.
Sketch #1- I used Country Pumpkin Chowder
Sketch #3- Again I used the Country Pumpkin
I am so excited becuase I finished off my second paper pack and used up enough of my Country Pumpkin to put this in the garage sale pile!!  Oh Yeah!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with another JIllibean Soup challenge using the Placemats!  See you tomorrow!  Have a crafty day!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday SOG Fairy Release

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the new release over at Some Odd Girl!  If you love fairies than this release is just right up your alley!  I love Kristy's fairies becuase they are always just so cute and pretty.

First up we have Daydream Fairy ( I helped name this little one!).  She is just so cute dreaming about her love.  I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers and my card is made using some yummy My Mind's Eye.  For my sentiment I used on of the Some Odd Girl clear sentiment stamp!
For the second new release we have Daffodil Fairy.  I just love her and that daffodil flower is just amazing! Once agin I used the My Mind's Eye paper and colored my little one with my Spectrum Noir.  I also used another clear stamp from Some Odd Girl.

For fun I made this little video for you on how I colored Daffodil Fairy.  In the video I list all my colors!  Hope you like it!
clear and digi stamps- some odd girl
paper- my mind's eye
spectrum noir
hero arts ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back Thursday and Friday with new projects using some Jillibean Soup.  They had some really fun challenges this past weekend and I was able to participate!  So I will see you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Moxxie Sketch

Happy Monday,

Popping in today to share my February Moxxie sketch and layout with you.  First up we have the sketch:
For my layout I used an older collection Chillin' Out.  Love this collection becuase it is just so perfect for my photo of my boys "chillin' Out"!  I changed the sketch up a bit and went with a one photo but the idea is still the same.

I used a bunch of the stickers that came with the collection to add fun sayings and embellishments.  You can check out this collection HERE!

Just a quick post.  I am off today and I am hanging with my boys for a fun filled day!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the new digi release from Some Odd Girl!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
I have a quick card today using some yummy Core'dinations.
I made a super easy card for my hubby.  He loves all my cards but he is partial to the CAS ones.  So that is exactly what I made him.  I started with my grey backgournd and then layered it with some Core essentials that I ran through my cuttlebug.  Next I cute out two hearts in my Silhouette using some core couture glitter and then added my alphabets.  Finally I cut my ampersand and lightly sanded it.  Very quick and easy!

So do you have any plans for the weekend?  We are pretty busy but much more manageable than last week.  I have tennis drills and practice and then on Sunday we are going as a family to see the Lego Movie!! I can't wait.  The boys and I have been so excited to see this movie.  It should be awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with new projects!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday Core HOme Decor #2

Happy Thursday!
I am bringing you today a super quick and easy home decor piece using Core'dinations.  We have a long counter/bar in our kitchen.  I have plants and a message board on it.  I wanted to change up my message board for Valentine's day.  Here is what I came up with!
(sorry for the bad photo- I tried and tried and I could never get a good one- if you look closely you can see my reflection in the glass- LOL)

I started with my Core gemstones for my base.  I then took some ruby red and pink diamond and cut them out using my Silhouette and then rand them through my cuttlebug using an embossing folder.  Next, I cut out my xoxo using Onyx and placed them underneath.  I still have plenty of room to message my boys in the morning or put up our schedule for the day!
Thanks for stoppign by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new Core card that I am giving to my hubby!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday Core'dinations Home Decor #1

Happy Wednesday!  I am popping in today for a rare Wednesday to bring you some Core'dinations Inspiration!  We had a challenge to make Valentine's Day projects.  I needed something for around our house so I was busy making 2 home decor items.  Today's project is very quick and easy and makes a great photo frame.
I bought this photo frame on sale several years ago and it has sat in my craft room drawer and I thought it would be fun to turn the frames into some fun!  For each frame I started with a Core base and sanded it.  I then looked in my Silhouette imgages and found fun Valentine's Day sentiments and sized them so that they would fit in each frame.  I love how it turned out and it is sitting on our mantel in the family room!  Love it!
core essentials, core glitter silk, corr couture glitter
elle's studio digi

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I will be back tomorrow with another home decor piece.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday SOG Holding Hands

Happy Tuesday!

For the rest of the week I will be featuring Valentine's Day projects and cards.  My first one today is from Some Odd Girl.  Today is the new digi release and let me just say that Holding Hands is just about the cutest digi ever!  Just sayin'.

For my card I started with my Core'dinations 110lb cardstock and embossed it using my Darice embossing folder.  I then layered the paper with  one of my favorite collections from Imaginisce.  I then colored my my image with my spectrum noir markers.  I cut them out and pop dotted them into the center of the circle.  Finally I added the sentiment sticker!  Aren't they cute>?

Stop by the Some Odd girl shop and pick up this handsome coupe today!

I will be back tomorrow with a brand new home decor piece using Core'dinations.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday BE Inspired #47 Challenge

Happy Monday!

I am popping in  today to share a fun card that I made for TAWS Be Inspired #47 Challenge.  As always this is a photo inpsiration and I must say I LOVED this photo!
Aren't the chevrons awesome?  And I totally love the white grey yellow color combo.  So here is what I came up with!
I was able to use 3 different stamp sets on this card!  I love getting inky!  I used my chevron stamp and then used the cute little martian and colored him yellow with my spectrum noir markers!  Finally I stamped my sentiment in grey and cut it out.  I pop dotted my martian and my sentiment.  I am going to put this in Jack's lunch this week to tell him "hi"!  I think he will love it!

cardstock- core 110lb
stamps- The Alley Way Stamps
ink- memento, hero arts, jenni bowlin
spectrum noir markers

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the new digi release from Some Odd Girl!  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Moxxie Valentine's Day Cards

Happy Friday!

Who is ready for the weekend?  Me Me!! We have a jammed pack weekend but I should be able to get some relaxing time in!  Plus I have 2  huge tennis matches and I am getting nervous about them!  Calm Down Mary Pat!!!!  LOL!!!

I am showing off some Valentine's Day cards that I made using the awesome Valentine's day paper.  This is an older collection but I love it and wanted to show it off!

I made a quick video on how I made these two cards!  Hope you like it!

cardstock- core'dinations
paper- moxxie
stamps- the alley way stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have a full week planned for you next week.  Can't wait.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday Jillibean Soup

Happy Thursday

As you know I have made a commitment to myself to start using up my paper.  I am trying to go through my paper collections.  Right now I am working on some Jillibean Soup Pumpkin Chowder.  This is my second layout using this collection!
For my layout I started with some Jillibean Soup Core Impressions and lightly sanded it to expose the inner core.  I then took a brown piece of the collection and lightly sanded that.  I then started building the layout layering paper.  I decided to scraplift myself.  I used this layout as my inspiration .  I just changed it up a bit and added a couple different embellishments.

The photo was taken on Thanksgiving of 2012.  Even though the photo was not the greatest I wanted to scrap it because I love it when my mom lets me take photos of her!  I don't know about you but even if my photos aren't the greatest I still scrap them because I am capturing the moment.  Not all moments can be perfect. Right???

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper-stickers- punch outs- JIllibean Soup

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back with some Moxxie cards.  See you then. Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday SOG Digi Formal Mae

Happy Tuesday

Some Odd Girl has their Digi Releases on Tuesday and all this month there are new ones!!!!  I am so excited about the entire month and can't wait to show them off to you.  The first one up is Formal Mae!  She is so perfect and just so perfecto for weddings, parties, proms etc.

For my card I started with coloring Mae in one of my favorite colors that I don't use very often- Purple!  I have loved Purple for as long as I can remember.  I even had purple shag carpeting in my bedroom in the 70's.  I LOVED it!!  Anyhoo--- I colored Mae with my spectrum noir markers.  I even colored my pearls to match Mae's dress.  I then started working on my card.  I wanted an elegant feel to the card so I new exactly what paper I was going to use- Black Ice by Imaginisce.  I love this black and white collection.  It was perfect for my elegant feel that I wanted.  Finally I added my sentiment using a Some Odd Girl clear stamp from the Everyday Smiles collection.  Love how it turned out!

cardstock- neenah solar white
paper- imaginisce
digi and clear stamps- some odd girl
pearls- recollections
spectrum noir markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back on Thursday with a new layout.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Gymnastics Card with Moxxie

Happy Monday!

Moxxie has several new collections coming out right now and one of them is called Gymnastics!  At first I thought that I would not be able to work with this collection becuase I don't have any girls and I don't know anyone who has kids that are involved in gymnastics.  I then started to play with it and looked at the B sides and really fell in love with this collection.  I have always loved purple and pink and this collection is full of it.

For my project I started with the the awesome chevron paper and then added a tag using Core'dinations.  I stamped and embossed it using a Lawn Fawn stamp set Reach for the Stars and then used the coordinating dies to cut the  stars.  Finally I added a doily and some fun enamel dots.  I really love how this turned out.  

I also made a video showing you the collection as well as how I made this card

paper- moxxie
cardstock- core'dinations
stamps- lawn fawn
enamel dots- glitz
twine- the twinery

I am entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge #75.  The challenge is to use DOTS or HEARTS and I included 3 enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saturday SOG Monthly Challenge

Happy Saturday!
Popping in on this wonderful Saturday becuase it is the first of the month and that means a brand new challenge over at Some Odd Girl!

This month the challenge is really fun.  The challenge is to use a stencil or mask. I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and used my mists to create an awesome background for my layout.  I then layered my pattern paper.  I am really into making my paper pop so I used my perfect layers tool to create matts for my pattern paper. With the wonderful tones of white, grey, pink and red, I knew that the chalkboard look would work really well with this and Core'dinations cardstock is so perfect for that.  I cut a word bubble using the Silhouette and then sanded it.  I then heat embossed the sentiment "love love love" using the I Do clear stamps set in white embossing powder.   I then did the same thing with the smile banner.  I used the sentiment from the clear set Photo Kaylee.  For  my title and doodle cut I used an Elle's studio cut file.  I added some October Afternoon stickers to continue my title and then I stamped my banner using Everyday Smiles " All day Everyday" to finish it off!  I LOVE how this one turned out.  Have you tried stamping on your scrapbook layouts?  I love it and don't be afraid to mix and match different sentiments from different collections.
This is a funny photo my boys and I took of ourselves on Instagram.  We were hanging out being goofy on one of our snow days and I thought to capture us all huddled together reading a book under a blanket.  We had so much fun.  The title really says it all I LOVE hanging with my boys all day everyday!!

cardstock- core'dinations
stencil- heidi swapp
paper- imaginisce
mist- studio calico
cut files- elle's studio
embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with all new projects.  See you then. Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!