Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cardabilities Reveal #12

Hello there! Today is another reveal day for Cardabilities and this week Karan gave us an AWESOME sketch to work with! I was so excited when I first saw it and once I started working on my card, I began to really love it. ;) I can definitely see myself using this sketch for alot of cards in the future...

Supplies: Sassafras Lass Paper - Indie Girl; Studio G I-Cling Stamp; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Slice; Slice Basics 1 Design Card; Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Basic Grey Brad

Pretty cool right? We'd love to have you play along with us and create a card of your own inspired by the sketch. If you do, be sure to link it up over at the blog so we can all see it and leave you some love. ;) Also, be sure to check out what all of the DT members created...everyone did a great job!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Paper Variety Challenge #3!

It's time for our third challenge over at The Paper Variety! This week "The sky is the limit!". The idea is to use anything you might see in the sky as your theme...birds, butterflies, kites, clouds, stars, the sun, etc. Really cool idea. ;)

Anyone who knows me could probably guess that I chose to use butterflies for my theme...I love them! I recently won an Echo Park "A Walk In The Park" collection pack and the butterfly patterned paper was just perfect for me! I used it to create a mini album/address book. It's something I've wanted to do for a while now and I am SO happy with it...

Supplies: Echo Park Paper - A Walk In The Park; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock (Inside Pages); Cosmo Cricket Lacing Cards (Covers); Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Espresso; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; WRMK Corner Chomper; I-Rock; I-Rock Gems; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Alphabet Stickers; DMC Floss

Super quick and easy to do, and cute on top of that! :)

So do you have an idea in mind for this challenge? If so, we'd love to have you play along with us! There's an amazing prize up for grabs, sponsered by The Scrapbooking Cottage, and it's a Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Crafting Kit!

Please take a minute and head over to The Paper Variety and check out all of the other DT member's projects...they're fabulous!! I'm really looking forward to seeing yours too. ;)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Getting organized...

I don't know about you all, but my embossing folders/dies for my Cuttlebug are taking over my space, lol! Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining in any way. ;) It's just that sometimes I forget what I have and this aggravates me. I used to have a small book that I was keeping some pieces of cardstock in which had been embossed, but it got to the point where it was WAY too fat and not at all user-friendly. Because of that, I decided to make a mini album to use instead and I really love how it turned out!

Supplies: BoBunny Paper - Love Bandit; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock (for inside pages); CraftSmart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Cuttlebug; Crop-A-Dile; WRMK Eyelets; Martha Stewart Heart Confetti Punch; Doodlebug Loopy Lou Alphabet Stickers - Lily White; I-Rock; I-Rock Clear Gems; Basic Grey Precision File Set; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Snow Cap; Prima Flower; American Crafts Button; Twine; Binder Rings

Seriously, how CUTE is that?? I'm so excited that now when I want to use my Cuttlebug, I can just flip through my book and easily see what options I have. Plus, there's plenty of room to add more pages, which is a definite plus. ;)

For the base of the album, I used pieces of heavy chipboard which came with a Cosmo Cricket card lacing kit (like this). It worked perfectly! Each piece actually has 8 holes punched into each side, but after covering it with my paper, I only punched out the two on each page that I needed. Simple!

For the distressed looking edges, I first painted all around the edge of each page with a white paint dabber. I then inked it with brown ink, wiped the excess ink off, and then painted again with the paint dabber. I think it's a great effect...

So do you have anything like this that you need to get organized?? If so, this is a super quick and easy way to get it done. I started last night and finished this morning and it was well worth the time and effort. Now it's your turn!! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Paper Variety Challenge #1!

I am SO excited!! Today starts the first challenge over at The Paper Variety, which is to use this sketch to create a project. I really liked the sketch as soon as I saw it and decided to create a layout of my girls and I having a "girls only" day out together. ;) I used some of the yummy new papers from Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness line and I think they worked perfectly with the colors/feel of the picture...

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Paper - Togetherness & Cogsmo (Journaling Strips); Craft Smark Ink - Chocolate Brown; Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug Tag Team Butterflies Die; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Maya Road Chipboard Letters - Olivia; American Crafts Brads; Basic Grey Brads; Tim Holtz Craft Pick; Making Memories Sanding Block

Do you see how I moved some things around and used some cute butterflies on my page instead of the blocks? That just goes to show you how versatile sketches can be! Get never know what you can do until you try. ;)

If you decide to play along with us and create something using the sketch, you'll have a chance to win this awesome kit from Paper Poppy Kit Co., filled with amazing products!

I hope you'll join in the fun! I can't wait to see what everyone will be creating. :) Also, make sure you head over to the TPV blog and check out the other DT creations posted today...they're awesome!! Thanks so much for your visit. ;)

Cardabilities Reveal #11

Good morning!! It's reveal day for Cardabilities and today we have sketch #11, created by the talented Karan Lancaster. It's a really great sketch with alot of possibilities!

Supplies: Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pad - Olivia; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Hero Arts Stamp; The Paper Studio Scallop Circle Punch; Fiskars Circle Punch; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; I-Rock; I-Rock Clear Gems; Edge Distresser

See what I mean? I can see SO many different uses for this should definitely try it yourself! If you do, make sure you link up your card at the Cardabilities blog so we can all see it. ;) Also, be sure to check out what all of the other DT members created...everyone did an awesome job!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

So excited!!

The new DT for Cardabilities was announced today and I'm super excited to say that I was chosen for another term!! I have really enjoyed being a part of this amazing team for the past 6 months and I'm looking forward to what the coming months will bring. A huge thanks goes out to Karan for having me on the team again...I really appreciate it!!

Thanks for letting me share my happiness with you. :)

Oh and a friend Abby tried out this time and she made it too! I'm thrilled to be working with her and can't wait for everyone to see how talented she is. ;) Congrats Abbs!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wow, I made it!!!

I'm sure you've seen the posts I've made lately about The Paper Variety blog. If not, it's a new challenge blog that's starting with their first challenge on 9/15, and the challenges will be different each time. It looks really cool!

I sent in my application to be a part of the first design team and today I found out that I MADE IT!!! I am sooooo excited and can't wait to get started on the challenges. I hope that you'll visit the blog and join in yourself, because there are some amazing sponsers lined up with yummy prizes for you to win. ;) Until then, the owners (Abby & Suzanne) will be introducing themselves as well as all of the DT members.
It will be a great couple of weeks. :) See you there!