Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Papercraft Star 68


This week at Papercraft Star we have this cool sketch from our Kim...

This is the last week we have Kim Duran with us at Papercraft Star, and I know I am going to miss her sooooo much.  What a great teamie, and a wonderful designer.  When she applied for our Design Team long ago, we had to add her, or she would have walked away with all our prizes week after week !!  How she will be missed....

Here is my card this week - not one of my greatest, but I feel pretty good about getting it done with an abscessed tooth, and Dom's medical issues too.   No way to fix my tooth, so it is coming out.   grrrr

The (secret)  handwriting digital is from Rilly at theHouseAcrosstheBay, called the Write Stuff, # 031.

Handwritten note - theHouseAcrosstheBay etsy shop
Cardstock - Recollections
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - s e i
Flowers - a gift from Tracy !
Doily - stash
Rub on - Mrs. Grossman


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Papercraft Star 67


Papercraft Star opens today - #67.  Our theme this week is Trick or Treat !

I dunno, is this card a trick or a treat ?  If someone sent it to me, I just might think it was a terrible trick.  That woman looks remarkably like me....

Very easy challenge this week - everyone has a Halloween card somewhere !
I free hand cut the hat and the dress.

Hat, dress, frame - theHouseAcrosstheBay
Cardstock - Recollections
Sentiment - Reminisce
Ink - Ranger Distress
Face - Digital Designs
Arms & Legs - Cassie's Creations


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Card Patterns 137


Card Patterns sketch for this week ....

And, as usual, a little goofy and off on my part ....

I punched a circle, recycled some packaging, and embossed it, on top of cardstock done the same way, for more texture.  The frame is die cut from two different Spellbinder dies.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye, Basic Gray
Flowers - Recollections
Happy Brad - K & Co
Punch - ek success
Jewelry cording
Bling & lace - stash
Recycled Packaging


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

City Crafter 78

Thank you ladies at CCCB for the Honorable Mention two weeks ago !

This week at City Crafter - black & cream !!

One of my favorite color combinations !

Script paper - theHouseAcrosstheBay
Cardstock - Recollections
Design Paper - Creative Imaginations
Stamp - TPC
Bling - Recollections
Ink - Ranger Distress
Punch - Martha Stewart
Lace - stash


Papercraft Star 66


This week at Papercraft Star, we are looking for a leaf !  This is our inspiration picture.  The photo is actually from a local artist here in Eugene, and this is a very typical look of our fall.  Not overly colorful, as fall colors go, but we always have the beautiful green grass and bushes to soften every season.

My card is very very simple - I used one of Rilly's CardMaker Scroll series paper, theHouseAcrosstheBay Etsy shop, for the background.  Old architecture, surrounded by the brilliance of autumn.

Scroll Paper - theHouseAcrosstheBay
Cardstock - DCWV
Design Paper - Bo Bunny
Ink - Ranger Distress
Flower - Prima
Leaf - Recollections
Sticker - K&Co


Monday, October 10, 2011

Card Patterns 136


Card Patterns sketch for us this week !

Ok, I did venture a little off the path, but not too bad !

Cardstock - K & Co
Design Paper - Prima, K & Co, My Mind's Eye
Flower - Recollections
Ink - Ranger Distress
Heart bead, jewelry cording, sticker - unknown, stash


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

JUGS 104


Just Us Girls has a sketch this week, as they always do the first week of the month.

This week my daughter Brie is in Savannah, Georgia playing with the Oregon US Golf Association team.  So, we missed having her with us for her birthday !  This is the card I made for her - and it is green since she is playing golf this week !

Everything is little scraps of things left around.  I will do my best to remember where they came from ...

The day before Brie's birthday Jason asked little Spencer 

    Do you know it is Mom's birthday tomorrow ?
It is ?  What date is it ?
    Well, it is October 4th.
Oh wow - that is the same day The Lion King comes out in Blue-Ray !!

A sure way for him to remember his mom's birthday forever....

Cardstock - Coredinations
Design Paper - I think, Creative Imaginations, Prima, Kaiser Craft, 7 Gypsies ??
Stamp - TPC
Brad - My Mind's Eye
Flower - Recollections petals inked with Ranger Distress
Green ink - Ranger Distress
Punches - ek success, Martha Stewart
Lace - stash


Papercraft Star 65


A color challenge this week at Papercraft Star !

Designed by our very own Kim...

I don't do color challenges very often -it is one of my hardest kinds of challenges.  I must work on that...

Ah yes, you wondered how I could fit this into a Halloween card, huh....
Well, what do you think ?

So many of Rilly's designs at theHouseAcrosstheBay fit in with the background for a mask.  I bought these THoltz masks last year, long ago, and have never used them.  But once I started trying them out on Rilly's digitals I had a terrible time deciding which (witch) one I would use !!  I think they will make at least one more spooky appearance before Halloween...

I have some big blocks that say Hocus Pocus on them, decorating the living room.  Spencer just loves to say that, hocus pocus, hocus pocus.

A couple of weeks ago we came outside and Spencer said
         Oh look - there are leaves on your car, Grandma!
Deardy dear
        I said
and spoke to those leaves in my most admonishing voice
        I shall have to put you into time out
 and threw them on the ground and stomped on them
        and never fall on my car again

There is nothing better in this world than hearing those little toddler belly laughs.  So now of course, we are on the lookout for those naughty leaves, who apparently have NOT learned their lesson ! 

Stop in and see us at Papercraft Star this week - our design team is completely on fire with all their wonderful ideas !!

Cursive paper - theHouseAcrosstheBay
Design paper - Little Yellow Bicycle, Fancy Pants, My Mind's Eye
Sticker - Reminisce
Tape - Tim Holtz
Pumpkin mask - Tim Holtz
Spider webs - K & Co
Rhinestones & Ribbon - stash
Punch - ek success