Sunday, July 31, 2011

Make a Splash at Paper Issues!

Woo-Hoo! The latest link party just went live on Paper Issues & it's a dandy. This time, we want y'all to link up your favorite projects, new or old, to our Make a Splash themed party! The theme is pretty open so you can interpret it any way you'd like, we just wanna see what ya got. At Paper Issues, it's all about the inspiration so come visit us HERE & join in all the fun! Besides, every time you link up, & you can link up as many times as you'd like, you have the chance to be a featured artist on the site! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Song...

I just wanna go on the record and say that I love For the Record, a super fab Echo Park Kit! I've never really played with Echo Park much before, but when I seen this kit a few months ago I just knew I had to have it. I recently pulled it out & have been super inspired by the variety of projects I can create with it! This LO features a few photos from last month when my niece & nephew came up to visit from San Antonio. My awesome mom-in-law & I took them to the pool & had a blast! They are just growing up so fast & I wish they would move back closer to us...we really miss them all lots. Anyway, these papers, embellies, letters & journaling spot were just perfect for this project. I'm already planning my next project with this kit in my head!

All products from Echo Park's For the Record Kit except:
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Black Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Red Thickers - American Crafts
Navy Blue Cardstock - Creative Memories
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

This LO was also based on this fabulous sketch at PageMaps & I so love me some PageMaps! It is such an awesome resource for inspiration. Whenever I feel like I am stuck in crafty mojo rut, I just grab my sketch book & start flipping through. It never fails to give me just the right amount of motivation to get scrappin'! Once again I just wanna remind you that the Paper Issues "Sweet" link party is still going on through Sunday. All you have to is link up any project, old or new, that you think is sweet for a chance to be a featured artist! Visit the link HERE to check it all out. Well, I'm off to work on some more crafty goodness. If I don't see ya before then, make sure you check back Tuesday for my next Your Memories Here DT's TEAriffic! LOL! Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my summery LO into the following challenges!
Paper Issues - "Sweet" Link Party
ScrapFIT - Put a Bird on It!
Sketches in Thyme - Open Sketch Challenge

My Graffico - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Summer
Inspire Me Fridays - Inspiration Link Party
The Paper Variety - Tic Tac Toe (multi-photo, splish splash, & a banner!)
Candy Shoppe Designs - Fireworks (inspired by lyric, "let it shine")
Scrapbook & Cards Today - Color Suite Color Challenge

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You/Me....and some Odds & Ends!

Oh, I am totally in love with Cosmo Cricket's Odds and Ends Collection! Are ya surprised? LOL! I am usually a sucker for all things Cosmo anyway, but this kit is just fabulous & versatile. And so perfect to make those cute little rosettes with too, don't ya think? I used a couple of my border punches on the edges of some border strips in the kit to give the rosettes a sweet little edge. Love how they turned out! Now, one thing I do when I'm making rosettes, & I realize this may not be new to anyone, but I use my score tool to keep my marks even where I fan fold. It also makes it way easier to fold them. Just a little tip to share with you that I found works super well for me!

All Patterned Paper, Blue Cardstock, & Journaling Spot from Cosmo Cricket's Odds & Ends Collection
Red Cardstock - Recollections
Border Punches - Stampin' Up, Martha Stewart
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Red Thickers - American Crafts
Ribbon - May Arts
Pearls & Rhinestone Swirls - Prima Marketing
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Buttons, Twine - Stash

And don't you just love that red chipboard alpha too?! Eeek, I am so addicted to it & have used it on several projects already! I just love the way the font looks almost like leather up close, due to the faux stitching. Thickers by American Crafts are just another one of my many addictions! I also used an old PageMaps sketch from February 2011 as my inspiration. It's actually a 2 page LO sketch, but I decided to just use the left side for inspiration. That's the great thing about sketches....they can be made to suit you!

Well, check back in another day or so because I have another LO to share with you. This one will feature Echo Park's For the Record Kit and has a super summery vibe! Oh, and don't forget to link up to the "sweet" party going on at Paper Issues right now. You have until Sunday to join us & have the opportunity to be a featured artist! Just CLICK HERE to play along.
Until next time, Happy Craftin'!
I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
Paper Issues - "Sweet" Link Party
ScrapFIT - WWU #10 Border Punches
CropStop - Rosettes
Sketches in Thyme - Open Sketch Challenge 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Write This Down...a LO featuring Prima's Road Trip collection!

Hello again my crafty peeps! So glad to be back to share with you another LO I whipped up using some more amazing Prima products from the Your Memories Here Store. I am really liking Prima's Road Trip line; it has been just perfect to scrap our recent Fourth of July trip to the lake with friends.

I absolutely love hanging out on the pontoon boat with everyone. At one point, when were heading back to our campsite, everything was just so peaceful on the lake. It was just a perfect moment & I didn't want to forget it. So, I took a photo of my feet kicked back & relaxing, watching the waves that went on for miles. It was hot, but there was a great breeze blowing & everything just felt...right. So that's where this LO came from, my need to "write this down" so I could always remember it!

Red Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Red Stitched Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by y'all! It always totally makes my day! I also hope you'll stop by the YMH Store & check out all the fabulous products that are offered. As well, make sure to swing by the YMH DT site for some gorgeous inspiration from the other DT gals. They are super talented & there are so many amazing projects to see. Well, I'm off to work on some more LO's...I've been on a scrappy roll lately! So check back soon for those & in the meantime, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
Creative Scrappers - Sketch #166
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Party
Lasting Memories - All About the Title
Scrapping the Music - Three Little Birds (inspired by "everything's gonna be alright" lyric)
Lollipop Crafts - Summer
My Graffico - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Love Keeps the Nest Warm...

Happy Thursday y'all! Hope everyone is having a fab week & looking towards to an even better that is indoors where it's cool that is! I don't know about y'all, but here in Oklahoma, we have had over 30 days of 100+ temps. Any activity that is either indoors or in the water is a must right now! And speaking of indoors, I have been craftin' away in my little cave & whipped up a card for this week's AiFactory DT challenge. I used a sweet little sentiment from the digi store & made sure to incorporate this week's challenge, which is to layer it up. I do hope you'll hop over HERE & play along with us for a chance at a prize, and a fabulous Top 3!

Cardstock - Recollections
Ink - KI Memories
Ribbon - American Crafts
Pearl Strand - Offray
Studs/iRock - Imaginisce
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Doilie, Patterned Paper - Stash
Thanks so much for stopping by & taking a peek at my card! I do hope you'll play along with us at AiF this week too. Make sure to check back this weekend for another crafty post...until then, Happy Craftin'!
I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
PIO - Life's a Picnic
Tuesday Throwdown - Something Metallic
My Graffico - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Cool It (cool summer yellow!)
Amber's Crafts & Stuff - Circles & Swirls
CCEE - Hug Week
Truly Scrumptious - Sketch (flipped & tweaked a little!)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Botanical Butterflies...

Oh, I just love butterflies & I just love how this card turned out! When I viewed the latest Fanatical about Botanical Challenge at Moxie Fab World, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with some beautiful goodies from the Your Memories Here Store. If you've noticed, I am posting for the YMH DT on a different day. From now on, I'm gonna be your Tuesday gal for the YMH Blog! That will free up my Sundays a little from so many posts & give all my DT projects a little more face time on my blog...yay!

Patterned Paper/Lace Ribbon/Rhinestones & Pearls - Prima
Glimmer Mist (pearl) - Tattered Angels
Distress Ink (walnut stain) - Tim Holtz
Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Ink - Staz On
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon Roses - American Crafts
Leaf - Making Memories
Doilie - Wilton
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Now, about this card! First, you can grab this absolutely divinely gorgeous Prima paper HERE. It is so beautiful & perfect for "fussy cutting" like I did with the dimensional butterflies I added. Second, the card looks even prettier in person because of all the fabulous shimmer provided by the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl that I liberally spritzed all over; the shine is just gorgeous & I wish you could see it better! And last, those pretty roses are courtesy of some lovely AC ribbon that I trimmed up to get several separate flowers. I love how the look turned out. The ribbon is so versatile! I also trimmed up the adhesive Prima Crystals & Pearls to use on several spots. I almost always do this with my Prima swirls because not only does it give me more bang for my buck, but it also allows me to use the yummy product in just the right amounts! So, don't forget to visit the YMH Store for great bargains & the YMH Blog for amazing inspiration!

Now, we still have an amazing challenge going on over at Paper Issues Blog too! Just link up any of your fabulous paper projects, past or current, to our "Sweet" themed linking party. Anything you deem to be perfectly sweet is perfectly fine to link up; we are all about the inspiration at PI my crafty peeps!! You'll even find this beautifully sweet card linked up over there too, so pop on over HERE!! Now, I am off to get craftin' on a few other projects I need to work on this week so make sure to check back in a few days.
Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
Paper Issues - A "Sweet" Link Party!
Moxie Fab World - Fanatical about Botanical Challenge
CropStop - Get Wet (used glimmer mist!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Cool It! (used cool colors & products!)
Inkspirations - Color Challenge
Fresh Brewed Designs - 3 of Something
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Party
My Graffico - Anything Goes
Penny's - Happy Birthday (a sweet friend's day is coming up & she'll love this card!)
PaperPlay - Things with Wings
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal - My Favorite Things (lots of faves on this card!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You Light Up My Life....a "Sweet" card set!

Happy Hump Day everyone! Yay for the weekend almost being here! I wanted to stop in and share with you a card set I whipped up. I don't usually make sets, but am trying to do a craft booth with a friend this fall so I'm trying my hand at them. Also, there is a new link party of at Paper Issues...& since I'm on the Creative Team (which i am still uber happy about!) I thought it would coordinate well. The current link party the is Something Sweet (you can check out the current link party HERE!) and I thought, what's sweeter than a set of cutie pie cards with a fun sentiment?!

Cardstock - Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio
Stamp - Studio G
Sentiment - Sweet n Sassy
Ink - Staz On, Tim Holtz Distress
Ribbon - May Arts
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

So now that you know there is a link party at Paper Issues, I want you to jump on over & play! We love to see all your creations & we are totally about inspiration. Our themes can be loosely interpreted, we just want to see what you got crafty peeps! Besides, you have a chance to be a PI Featured Artist every time you enter - and there are no limits on entries. Like I said, we are all about the inspiration! Thanks for taking the time to visit & I should be back tomorrow w/another post, this time for AiFactory. I'm feeling much better this week & am so very thankful to God because I know all the prayers I received are working! 
Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
Paper Issues - Something Sweet Link Party
Moxie Fab World - Stamp It Cards Week Challenge
CropStop - Sketch (flipped it!)
Creative Inspirations - Inspired by Weddings (wouldn't this make a neat set for bridesmaids?!)
Bee Crafty - Wedding Wishes (again, great for bridesmaids!)
Kaboodle Doodles - Use Your Scissors (cut my stamp mats w/scissors!)

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Link Party at Paper Issues!

I am so excited to be a part of the Paper Issues Creative Team. I just absolutely love the blog & all the creativity that is celebrated on it. And speaking of creativity, we want to see YOURS! There is a brand new linking party up at Paper Issues with a brand new theme...The Sweet Life. Just click HERE to visit!

So go link up your latest paper creation...we don't care what, we just want to see it! Besides, you have a chance to be a PI featured artist every time you link up. So go check out some "sweet" inspiration HERE & link up your latest goodies. I even made sure to link up a few of my recent projects & plan to add some new ones this week too. I can't wait to see what YOU create!! Happy Craftin'!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Glory Days...featuring Prima's Road Trip Collection!

Whew! Last post for the day my crafty peeps! At least I think it is...hehehe! I just love this LO I whipped up for Your Memories Here because not only was I able to get soooo many photos on one page (thank you walgreen's collage sheets!), but I was totally inspired by this fabulous paper. When the fabulous Kristina (YMH Owner) sent me some of Prima's Road Trip Collection I just knew what I was going to use it for. Plus the fact that it was cute, cute, cute, didn't hurt at all either! I loved all the journaling spots, borders & embellies that I could trim from the different papers, & that wood grain pattern is to die comes in both the green I used here & a natural brown. Just awesome! The photos are from a recent outing with friends at the lake...we are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives. And yeppers, that is me in the cowboy hat...LOL! My hubby liked it so that was good enough for me ;0)

Patterned Paper/Embellishments - Prima Marketing's Road Trip Collection
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Tiny Type - Cosmo Cricket
Thickers - American Crafts
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots
White Cardstock/Journaling Pen - Stash

Now, if you want to get your hands on some fabulous Prima goodies, head on over to the YMH Store by clicking HERE. Plus, you can find some other amazing products, at awesome prices no less, like Tim Holtz, Cosmo Cricket, Tattered Angels, Helmar & more! And, if you want some totally cool inspiration too, check out the YMH DT Blog - there are some truly creative projects to drool over. Thanks so much for stopping by & visiting me yet again; It is much appreciated & means the world to me! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO in the following challenges!
Embellish Magazine - Nautical Color Trends
Inkspirations Challenge - #77 Sketch
EAD Designs - Color Inspiration

Thinking of You & a 2 for 1 w/PIO & CIC!

Happy Sunday y'all! I'm back again this time to share a card with you that is totally pulling double duty for both my Cupcake Inspirations Challenge & Pile It On DT duties. As you can see below, the inspiration photo for CIC #118 is yummy! I just love all those bright rainbow colors & that is definitely what inspired my creation. Now, at PIO Challenge #28 this week is to use your favorite technique (mine is coloring w/Prisma Pencils), and as always, to "pile on" the challenges. How easy is that?! See, now you have no reason not to play along with both these fab challenges...especially when you hear what's up for grabs. At PIO, the terrific sponsor is the Wax Fruit Company (check them out HERE) who are giving away a fabulous prize! Over at CIC, our awesome sponsor is Chi Chi Memories (check them out HERE) & they are offering up a great prize as well!

Girl of the Moment by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Stampin' Up
Coloring - Prisma Pencils
Ink - Staz On, Stampin' Up, KI Memories
Cardstock - Bazzill, The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket (garden variety collection)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Buttons, Baker's Twine - Stash

So again, what are ya waitin' for? Don't ya wanna win some goodies? Then hop on over to PIO by clicking HERE & CIC by clicking HERE to play along with us. We always enjoy seeing what you create! And speaking of creating, check back in a few hours for a new LO that I created for Your Memories Here. It's "glorious"...LOL! Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
PIO #28 - Favorite Technique
 CIC #118 - Inspiration Photo
Fresh Brewed Designs - 2 patterned papers, 2 embellies & 2 shapes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Favorite Stamps/Image
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Distressing (i used ink distress!)
Card Making Mamas - Summertime (used summery colors!)
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Birthday
OLLCB - Summer Flowers (flowers on image & paper!)
Your Next Stamp - Button Up

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Guys...a Red, White & Blue Creation for Paper Issues!

I am so excited to be sharing with you my first creation as a Creative Team Member for Paper Issues! Woo-Hoo! I was just tickled pink when I got the email saying I had made the team & am so happy to be able to share with you all the wonderful things that makes Paper Issues so very special! PI focuses on all things created with paper & the inspiration it can bring. I just love that! I can visit one amazing site for LO, card, altered art, home decor ideas & very cool. Every couple weeks a themed link party is featured & everyone just links up their favorite paper creations, past or present, that coordinate with the current theme. And what's really awesome is that when you link up, you have the chance to be a featured artist at Paper Issues - so neat!

The current link party going on at Paper Issues is a Red, White & Blue theme. There is still a little bit of time left so hop on over & check out some of the awesome paper creations that have been featured & linked up. I decided to do a little bit of a non-traditional Red, White & Blue project with a LO highlighting the men in my life! Well, except the dog...he is definitely one of the "men" in my life but he isn't in this photo...LOL! Pictured above are my son, hubby, son's best friend, & our cousin. Somehow all these crazy guys bring so much joy & happiness into my life. They keep me laughing, keep me going & make me feel blessed beyond belief!

All products from Echo Park's For the Record Collection except:
Cardstock - Cor'dinations, The Paper Studio
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Black Letters - American Crafts Thickers (rainboots)
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Baker's Twine - Stash

So, the majority of the products I used on this LO are from Echo Park's For the Record Collection. I just love it so much, & besides, are you not happy to see me creating with something other than Cosmo Cricket...LOL! There are so many fun elements to this kit & endless possibilities. Just fun, fun, fun! And the LO sketch I found HERE. Just knew what I wanted to do as soon as I seen it. I just love great inspiration, don't you?!

Well then, what are you waiting for? If you love some crafty inspiration, have some serious paper issues, & want the chance to be featured on the PI blog, go visit RIGHT HERE, right now! I just know you're gonna love it so much! Make sure to check back tomorrow for 2 more fun posts...a 'thoughtful' card for PIO & CIC, and a 'glorious' LO highlighting some fab Prima paper from Your Memories Here.
Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO into the following challenges!
ScrapFIT - WWU#9 DIY Embellies (handmade banner!)
The Shabby Tea Room - Red, White & Blue + Inspiration Photo
If the Shoe Fits - Patriotic
PaperCrafting Journey - For Him (all about my guys!)
Creative Belli - Custom Made Embellies (handmade banner!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Love...(and sorry for the break!)

Well, hello again my crafty peeps! Hope you are all doing well out & about in blog land, and I have to admit I am happy to be back. I had to take a short unexpected absence from crafting due to a very bad flare up with my arthritis & fibromyalgia. However, after some steroid shots & steroid pack to take at home (and large doses of pain!), I am on the mend & hope to feel back up to par by next week. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a LO I whipped up before I got sick that, of course, features some yummy Cosmo Cricket products! It is also based on this sketch HERE on the Cosmo Cricket blog & I really like how it turned out. I think the summery colors really go with the theme & mood well. The photos are pretty recent, taken in May at a friend's wedding (it was beautiful & fun!), so of course I had to include some lovely photos of the bride & groom, along with the pic of me & the hubby!

All supplies by Cosmo Cricket (DeLovely & Circa 1932) except:
Journaling Spot - Shabby Chic Crafts
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
White Cardstock  - CTMH
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by & visit me, and for hanging in there with me while I was out of commission too! I do have several posts planned for the next couple days so make sure to stop back by. One of them is for a new DT I joined...the Paper Issues Creative Team - yippee! I am so honored to be a part of their team & the Lord knows I have enough issues for more than one person. Right now you can link up some Red, White, & Blue Inspiration on the PI site by visiting HERE. And even if you don't want to link up, check out all the amazing ideas & creativity that will definitely get inspired to create! I'll also be back for my CIC, PIO, & YMH DT posts too...gonna be a busy blog weekend! Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also linking up to the following fab challenges!
Scrapping the Music - Blue Skies Song Inspiration (inspired by second verse especially!)
Inspire Me Fridays - Crafty Inspiration Link Party
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Summer (inspired by bright colors, flowers, & a summer wedding!)
Fresh Brewed Designs - 2 Patterned Papers, 2 embellies, 2 shapes
Lollipop Crafts - Summer

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