Sunday, January 30, 2011

Color Inspiration for Card Makers: The Metallic Challenge

One more entry for the Color Inspiration Week of Challenges at Moxie Fab World! This one is the metallics:
Let me start by telling you how hard it is to get shimmer to show up in photos. At least it was for me! I tried light tent & natural light- here'a a bunch of pics & hopefully you can see it a little....

I used a Cricut cartridge (straight from the nest) to cut this filagree pattern, then glimmer misted over it onto shimmer white paper. Since the pink is shimmery too, the whole card has that look. The pink is lighter in person too. hmph.

The ribbon is May Arts Sheer/wrinkled edge- and it has a shimmer to it too.

I used a fiskars border punch along the bottom. I think this card would be lovely for lots of occasions, so I left the sentiment off...

Could you see the shimmer at all? ugh.
Head over to Moxie Fab world to see the other pretty metallic entries!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Color Inspiration for Card Makers Week: The Neutrals Challenge

The Color Inspiration Week at Moxie Fab has so many wonderful combos to work with- here's the Neutrals Challenge:

And here's my take:

PTI vintage cream, fine linen cardstock, text stamps, vintage cream, chamomile inks. Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime pp & focal panel/die cut.
It's hard to see the vintage cream text stamped on the fine linen panel in the pic.... I only inked up little bits of the text with the tea ink & randomly stamped them on top of the cream.
May Arts crochet ribbon & wrinkled ribbon

The pearls are from my stash. Isn't that image lovely?
Head over to Moxie Fab to see all the great entries!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think!

February at Jones Design Company...

Here's this month's giveaway at Jones Design Company....

Gorgeous- as always! Head over to her blog for the details...!

Friday, January 28, 2011

PDCC #66

This week's Play Date Cafe Challenge is a splash of color:

Here's my entry- there's a tiny splash!

It's in the sentiment- I know- tiny.... I've used PTI through the trees for the focal panel, and sentiment. Practicing Creativity's carved love (which I WON! Thanks, Courtney!!) for the background. The focal panel is heat embossed on smokey shadow cardstock. The ribbon is May Arts 1" sheer in pewter- so pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think!! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tooth Fairy Pillow

I made this sweet little pillow for tooth fairy use- Hadley CAN.NOT.WAIT to lose a tooth! :)
Head over to May Arts to see how easy it is to put this together!

Thanks for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January 2011 PTI hop with Wee Moxie!

This month's hop was about using a set that hasn't been used, or one that's been not used enough! I pulled out my banner set, the music background & enjoy the ride- here's the result:

I stamped on vintage bookprint & machine sewed the banners on.
I also machine sewed that big bow (which is May Arts wrinkled ribbon- LOVE!)
Since I stayed with the pinks- I'm also linking this up to the Moxie monochromatic challenge! AND the Wee Memories challenge is anything goes- so here goes!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think! Have fun hopping!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Hadley's school's PTA does some hospitality things for the teachers- little notes for holidays, etc. One of the other mom's was asked to do something for Valentine's Day & I volunteered to help her. I found this on the PTI blog & thought it would be cute:

110 stamped filters later, we added kisses & tied them up with May Arts burlap twine & a heart cut with my cricut.

Simple & cute!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hadley's creations

Cory calls her a mini-me. She does love to craft! She came up with this on her own. She free-hand cut the heart (because pens didn't work on that glitter paper).

I did give her a little help with the banner (the idea/cutting folding- but she did the writing), since pens don't work on the glitter paper....

the concept is hers though. I did help with the execution, since that paper is THICK! We ended up needing to hot glue all the parts together. And she's not checked out on the glue gun. Yet.

And because this is not unusual, but does crack me up:

This is how she made her bed that day. Friends all lined up. She cracks me up.
Don't forget to head over to May Arts for a chance at the blue can of ribbon scraps AND jenni bowlin buttons!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by- have a great day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I've been a bit out of the challenges lately- so many gorgeous ones that I just didn't have enough hours in the day for!!!
So here's this weeks OTWC:

Fun, right?
And Wee Memories' challenge is using ribbon:

You KNOW I'm all over that! :)
And I'm also participating in my first Bellarific challenge- this week was 'anything goes'- I can do that!!!
So here's my take:

Sorry the pics were a challenge...
That's a Bella image (isn't she adorable?) that I've colored with prismacolor pencils. PTI cardstock, May Arts ribbon (of course!). I also used a black glaze pen on her shoes & headband, but it doesn't show in the pics....
And speaking of May Arts- the ribbon scraps in the blue can are up for grabs (not the can)- so head over & comment!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stamp It!

Have you seen this? If you have, take a close look....

and you'll find THIS! :D

No cheesy pic of me with the mag this time- although I did have a pretty cheesy grin when I saw it on the pretty pages!!!! :D
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!! (and being forced to share my excitement! HA!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Burnt ribbon = pretty flowers!

Who knew, right?! :D Head over to the May Arts blog today for a tutorial....!
Thanks for stopping by- I'd love to know what you think!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

May Arts paint cans....

Head over to the May Arts blog to check these out!
A chance to win the scrap ribbon IN the can (the can isn't included)!!! You can comment on the blog or on their fb page- but hurry- they're picking a winner on Friday, January 14th!
Good luck! :D

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Birthday Plane

Hi all! Hope everyone's having (had!) a great weekend! I spent the weekend doing some much needed cleaning (blah!), but realized I hadn't shared this card!

Cardstock & stamps PTI, not sure on the pp. Burlap string is May Arts (of course!), ek success border punch. I also cut an extra strip of the pp & used my edge distresser on top & bottom.
I inked the image up with versamagic ink (ocean depth, I think) and then added some shading/highlights with prismacolor pencils. Tough to see, but I also added glossy accents to the windsheild.
That's it for now- thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to know what you think!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pretty presents & May Arts fun!

Quick post tonight... :) Here's a pic of a Christmas gift I made this year. Tim Holtz tag that I glittered up on a May Arts satin cord necklace. That flower pin is one I'm still making more of! The tutorial is on Jones Design Company's blog- SO much inspiration there!
Speaking of May Arts head over & tell them if you've got a favorite Entenmann's treat for a chance at some ribbon! You've got a day or so- winner will be announced Jan 9th!
Thanks for stopping by- hope you're having a great night!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Simple necklace

I've got a quick tutorial over at May Arts today- to show you how easy it is to use this:

to make this:
Head on over & tell me what you think!
Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Love grows...with Moxie!

ETA: This card is Moxie FAB!!!!!!!! WOOHOO! Thanks, Cath!
One more entry for the Moxie Fab Glitter is Glam challenge! :)
I got to play with some new toys too!

PTI kraft cardstock, love lives here stamps & die, smokey shadow ink. More of that May arts ribbon inside the house, & MS glitter on the teeny tiny heart. Pink Paislee pp. Doodlebug glitter on the roof.

What do you think?
And because these two add to the happiness in OUR home....

Don't you love it when a little person reads to her puppy? (and he loves it!!!)
Head over to Moxie Fab to check out the other glitter!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Celebrate the glam glitter!

So happy to get to play a little more in the Moxie Fab Glitter is Glam challenge!!! I DO love glitter!!!
Here's a fun CAS take on the glitter:
What to you think of those awesome rows of glitter? Fab right?! I'll let you in on a secret... it's RIBBON!!! May Arts metallic velvet, to be precise!

My husband likes this kind soooo much more- it doesn't end up on HIM!!!

And look at the shine!!!
Head over to Moxie Fab to check out all the other glittered up creations!!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

What's your resolution?

Head over to the May Arts Facebook page or blog & post it for a chance at some ribbon! Easy peasy! Hurry- they'll pick a winner tomorrow night!
Here's a suggestion...!

Sweet Nothings Craft Challenge...

There's a new challenge over at the May Arts blog! You've got about a month to play along, AND May Arts will provide you the ribbon for your project!!!
I KNOW!! (in my best Monica voice!)
So head over to the blog for the details, and then check out the catalog to get the creativity flowing!!!!
Hope everyone had a fun & safe New Years!!!! :D