Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Papercraft Star 86


Happy Leap Year Day !  I think a cake or some cookies are in order, what do you think ??

Our theme this week at Papercraft Star is...


and here is my funny little froggy guy

This took me a whole Sunday to conceptualize, and then make.  Now I am not a fast card composer, but that was ridiculous !  Of course, part of it was that I had colored and fussy cut the frog, and then lost it somewhere in the netherworld that is my craft room.

The tag was first colored with Ranger distress ink, Broken China and Peeled Paint.  Then it was sprayed with Tattered Angels mist, Marshmallow and Gold.  After that, I used an Inkadinkado lace stamp and white ink to complete the tag.  The frog (found as a coloring page on the internet) is on an oval punched cardstock that ran through the Cuttlebug without much thought, and then notched.  The sentiment is computer generated, the frog colored with Copics and Gelly Roll pens (white & gold) and the tag finished with a button, bow, and some Stickles on the edge.

Spencer is making up his own words, and they kinda make sense ...
1st it was  Yesternight
then  Yestermorning
then  YesterSunday ...

but now, 

Yesterminute ???

Also going to send this out to a couple more challenges ...

Gingersnap Creations - Leap
There's Magic in the Air - Critters


Denim pocket


I used a sketch from Cards for Men this week ...

Here is my card.  Very easy to make, especially with that sketch !

I used Coredinations for the cardstock, and was so happily surprised when the distressing made it look just like frayed, washed blue jeans.

Spencer was sick on Sunday so Dom and I had to watch Scooby-Doo and play Sorry all by ourselves.  We sang the Witch Doctor song all the way to the grocery store to get a cookie, but, alas, it just wasn't the same.

Also - entering this card in ...
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Boys and their Toys
Love to Create - Add stitching

Cardstock - Coredinations
Design Paper - Authentique
Pocket brad - Karen Foster
Yellow Brads - Bo Bunny
Stamps - Tim Holtz, Inkadinkado
Ink - Ranger distress, Versamark


Friday, February 24, 2012



The current Gingersnap Creations challenge is two colors and only two.
I will probably have to enter this challenge more than once, just because there are a lot of two color combos I really love !

Black and creamy white !

Cardstock & Design Paper - My Mind's Eye, DCWV
Stamp - Inkadinkado
Rub on - Michael's $1 bin
Bling - Recollections
Vintage Lace - stash
Black ribbon - stash
Punch - Martha Stewart


Wednesday, February 22, 2012



City Crafter is going natural this week.

Here is a special thank you card I made for one of my doctors.

One thing different about this card, is that it is 8 inches tall, guess I owe her a really BIG thank you !  It is gorgeous in real life, as it is sprayed with Shimmer Mist, and the flower is covered in Rock Candy stickles.  Wish we could capture those effects better on camera, as they really add so much.

Cardstock - DCWV
Design Paper - 7 Gypsies, K & Co
Stamps - TPC, My Mind's Eye
Hug Snug seam binding
Brads - My Mind's Eye
Pearls - Recollections
Ink - Versamark, Ranger Distress
Flower - Recollections
Button & Jewelry cording - stash
Punch - Martha Stewart
Shimmer Mist - 7 Gypsies
Stickles - Tim Holtz


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Papercraft Star 85

Papercraft Star has a kitchen challenge this week -
something that says FOOD !

Now at my Weight Watchers meetings they always say you can eat anything you want, as long as you stay within your allotted points.  BUT, this picture looks like about 4 weeks of points, so maybe only one bite a day ??

Here is my card - more like a recipe card from a WW cookbook, *sigh*.

We welcome the lovely Jinny Newlin at Papercraft Star this week, as the newest member of our Design Team - pop over and see what the team has cooked up for you.  Some really really good stuff, for sure !

Cardstock - Recollections
Design Paper - Kaisercraft
Stamps - Michaels $1 bin, Inkadinkado
Alpha stickers - Cosmo Cricket
Copics and embossing powder
Brads & jewelry cording - stash
Ranger Distress Ink


Friday, February 17, 2012

February birthdays


I popped in at Go Fish, the challenge blog owned by one of my old teamies, Cecilia.  Here is what their challenge is this week ....

I saw this photo on Pinterest too, and it had a diy technique posted.  Unfortunately, I have one hand with very long nails, and one with no nails at all.  So, this would look quite odd on MY hands, but yours ??

Here is my card, with typeset included !

The ribbon is from a grab bag of ribbon sold at my florist - this is a fun way to pick up some ribbon you may not otherwise find !

I am also entering:

Card Makin Mamas - Happy Birthday

Cardstock - Bazzil
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye
Pearls & Flower - Recollections
Punches - Marvy Uchida, ek success
Stamp - TPC
Net, jewelry cording - stash


Wednesday, February 15, 2012



Card Patterns had this sketch this week ....

and just for fun, here is one more ...

Cardstock - DCWV
Design Paper, DCWV, the Paper Company
Stamp - Inkadinkado
Brads - Recollections
Ribbon - Hug Snug seam binding


Random Acts of Kindness Week


Did you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness week ??

Card Patterns had this sketch this week ....

There are lots of LOVE challenges this week, and what could be more typical of love than a wedding card !

Cardstock - DCWV
Design Paper - Creative Imaginations
Punch - Martha Stewart PATP
Flowers - Recollections
Stamp - TPC
Ink - Ranger Distress
Ribbon - Hug Snug seam binding
Jewelry cording - stash
Stickles - Tim Holtz


Papercraft Star 84


This week, at Papercraft Star, our challenge is butterflies !

If there ever was an easy challenge this one is it.

Cardstock - K & Co
Design Paper - Kaisercraft
Sentiment - K & Co
Flowers - Recollections
Pearls - my friend Tracy
Ribbon - Hug Snug seam binding
Jewelry cording - stash


Thursday, February 9, 2012

The last manly Valentine


I think this is the last of the man Valentines.  I do pink ones, but I am never satisfied with them. 

I used the sketch at Just Us Girls this week ...

A really versatile sketch, isn't it.

And, here is a color inspiration from Colour Create Challenge

Here is my card ...

Not the Scooby Do card Spencer would want !

Oh here is a Spencer Story:

Jason : Spencer, are you ready to come out of Time Out ?
Spencer: It wasn't a Time Out, it was an intimate get together.

Spencer and all his invisible friends.

Other challenges I would like to enter are:
The Kraft Journal - La-la-luv-you
Just For Fun -  Vintage Men
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - Lace (all products are older than 6 months)

Cardstock & Design Paper - My Mind's Eye (from 2010)
Stamps - Inkadinkado, TPC, All Night Media
Brad - My Mind's Eye
Lace, Ribbon, Jewelry cording - stash
Embossing Powder


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Papercraft Star 83


Papercraft Star's 83rd challenge opened early this week !

Our theme is hearts, of course !

In paper blogger land, all the challenges this week seem to have this very same theme - wonder why ???
I used the pink colors, the black, and the swirl from the photo this week...

Bet you have a valentine or two just looking for a challenge, and Papercraft Star has it !!

Cardstock - Bazzil
Designer Paper - a scrap of something old, and My Mind's Eye
Bling - Recollections
Brads - Recollections
Flowers - Prima, and Recollections
Ribbon - s.e.i., stash
Ink - Ranger Distress


Monday, February 6, 2012

A Manly Valentine


Before I started making cards, I could rarely, if ever, find a card for Dom that was just right.    Now that is one excellent thing I can do for him, no matter the occasion !

Here is the sketch from Card Patterns I used ... 

And my valentine for him this year IS ...

Other challenges I am entering are:
Catered Crop - Heart
Crafting When We Can - Valentine/Love

Cardstock - Coredinations
Design Paper - DCWV
Bling - Recollections
Stamp - Michael's $1 bin
Ribbon - Close to My Heart
Chain - Tim Holtz
Heart - stash


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Papercraft Star 82


Papercraft Star has a Rustic theme this week !

A door, a window, burlap, wood, stone, a barn, a farm, even just distressed !

I used page 200 from our sponsor, theHouseAcrosstheBay...

Just for the rustic theme alone, I could have used at least half of these digitals.
The little boy with the fishing rod is actually a February "calendar".

I pictured the key with a little twine on it, just the way you might get the key to a new home.  Every so often we do get invited to a housewarming - people are always so excited to show off their beautiful new homes, aren't they !

Digital image - theHouseAcrosstheBay etsy shop
Cardstock - Recollections
DP - DCWV, Cosmo Cricket
Key and keyhole - Bo Bunny
Home rub on, twine and brads - stash