Thursday, November 5, 2009

3 in 1 Challenge - Stuck on U sketches, Frosted designs, Practical Scrappers

Hi Folks,
Can I tell you how much I loved this challenge. Please visit Stuck on u sketches , Frosted designs , and Practical Srappers to see all the details and join in on the fun.

The layout was perfect for the picture I had in mind, and of course it helps if you have some cute kiddies to photograph.
I used some my mind's eye, Jen Wilsons 29th street market paper for the background, and Celebrate by michelle coleman from Fancy Pants for the cut out. The ribbon all came from Target, Gotta love the $1 deals, and the OWL I wish I could remember who made it, but I removed it from the package and threw away the label so if anyone knows, please let me know. I did by the package at Target as well.
The photo is of my daughter at the pumpkin patch - Her and my son loved the corn bath. In fact I'm still finding corn here and there in the house, they somehow managed to bring some home.
I hope you enjoy this page, I loved scrapping it with my sister-in-law, who by the way created an incredible page that she hasn't posted yet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hero Arts and Mojo Monday

I combined two challenges for this card. Hero arts, and Mojo Monday.
I used Razzleberry paper from stamping up. The black bow I created myself from ribbon. The Merry Christmas stamp is from stampin up, and the stamp on the side is from Hero arts, Love this stamp.
Check out my sister-in-laws cards on here site HERE

CUPCAKE Craft Challenge - # 64

This card was created for the cupcake craft challenge #64.Have a look at their site Cupcake Craft Challenge I used the cuttlebug embossing folder with love because I just can't get enough of this folder, and embossed the three strips below the main background. I used the hero arts stamp bright, and delight in life from stamping up for the 2 step stamp flower.
Have a look at my sister-in-laws wonderful card on her site

MoxiFabWorld Challenge - PLUM CRAZY

Getting back into the swing of things, here is a card that I made for the Moxi Fab World Challenge that is PLUM CRAZY!! Check them out moxiefabworld
This card had to capture the essence of plum.
Using Elegant eggplant cardstock from stamping up! and the 2007 delight in life stamp set also from stampin up I put together this FAB card. Or I like to think it is fab. I ran the small section to the right through a cuttlebug embossing folder called with love. I then colored in the embossed flowers with watercolors.
The ribbon was from making memories, and the pearl embellishments came from recollections.
I hope you enjoy.
Don't forget to look at my sister-in-laws gorgeous card on her site HERE

Monday, November 2, 2009


Here they are, the long awaited halloween costumes that I put everything on hold for:-)
We were Dr. Suess's cat in the hat. The cat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, goldfish, and of course I was MOM. The gorilla I did not make, and was worn by my father-in-law. I think he had fun. Thing 1 and Thing 2 were made from a red knit material, The front sections I made in photoshop and ironed on. The hair was made from teal boas. I made a head piece then stitched the boas to it wrapping it around. The cat in the hat was a challenge, the majority of it was made from felt, and fleece. I used iron on pellon which I had never heard of to create the rim of the hat, it helped to stiffen it and keep it upright. The feet on all the outfits, have a leather bottom so they could wear shoes if they wanted. The face was the most challenging after the hat. It took me a few designs and tries. Oh the joy of creating without a pattern. Oh and the goldfish, that was fun. From the time I started the costume to the time I finished my daughter had grown two inches and hardly fit. Luckily we were able to get her in. I hope you enjoy them. We had a blast.