Friday, March 30, 2012

Most Peculiar, Mama


I started off with the colors at the Play Date Cafe ...

If I didn't enter a challenge with these colors there would be something seriously wrong with me.  My most favorite colors together for sure.  I did a wee bit more than a "splash" of brown, but just barely, right ??

I did a little doodling on this tag too.  I didn't do anything with the digital corset except pop on a little black flower.

I am also including these challenges ....

Craft us Crazy - anything but a card
Creative Craft Challenges - anything but a card

Corset digital - theHouseAcrosstheBay etsy shop
Tag - Staples
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye, Fab Scraps
Ribbon - Hug Snug
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels
Ink - Ranger Distress
Sentiment - computer generated
Doily & black lace - stash
Flower - Recollections


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Papercraft Star 90


Papercraft Star is featuring this gorgeous Easter picture this week ...

Easter is the theme, and include a chick, a bunny or an egg.

I am still on my tag kick, so here it is for this week !

A little doodling, and following no design rules at all ...

The little bunny "Picture" is from our Sponsor at PCS, theHouseAcrosstheBay

Design Paper - October Afternoon, K & Co, Prima
Frame - K & Co
Flowers - Recollections
Pearls - Recollections
Lace and ribbon - stash
Button and Jewelry cording - stash
Gelly Roll pen
Tattered Angels glimmer spray
Stickles - Ranger
Ink - Ranger Distress
Bunny digital - theHouseAcrosstheBay


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Snow snow snow


Goodness, there is still snow on the roads !  Kids have been out of school for two days now.  Beautiful branches of spring blossoms are tossed about the roads and yards, as they bowed to their burden of snow.  

Here is today's card ....

Fairly simple, but fun.

The challenges I am sending this to are ....

The Kraft Journal - anything goes
 Divas by Design - distressing
Penny's Paper-Crafty - recipe (3 buttons, 2 DPs, 1 ribbon)

Cardstock - the Kraft Outlet
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey
Button card -
Stamps - TPC, Recollections, My Mind's Eye
Punch - ek success
Hatpin - I made
Flower & Pearls - Recollections
Ribbon - Hug Snug seam binding
Stickles & ink - Ranger
Buttons - stash


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Papercraft Star 89


Today marks the 89th week of Papercraft Star challenges.  Wow.  Hard to believe that Tracy and I were in this together from the beginning, way way back when we were still pretty new to this world.  Tracy began her blog just days before I began mine, we found each other right away !  It has been so much fun.

And today Papercraft Star has a Spring challenge, with this gorgeous picture...

Our pictures are always Use if you choose !

Not quite spring here in Eugene, although the blossoms and daffodils are out in full force, we still had snow flurries yesterday.  Huh ?

Update - here are more snow "flurries", 6 inches and still coming down ...

Here is my tag ...

I used scraps on this, so I am unsure where the rear paper came from, or the sentiment tag....  The patterned paper is actually recycled packaging from Prima.  I distressed the metal with plain brown paint, and the remainder of the supplies are....

Flowers - Recollections
Flourish - Thickers
Butterfly - Flora Doodles
Gem brads - Michaels $1 bin
Ink - Ranger Distress
Lace & buttons - stash
Ribbon - hand dyed Hug Snug
Sentiment - Cosmo Cricket


Monday, March 19, 2012

Dreams stay with you


Today's card is green, and pink, and cream.

I really love making pockets on cards.  Sometimes I wonder if I do it too often, but it makes me happy...

This one just kind of made itself.  The flower is handmade by me.

Here are the matching challenges I am entering !

Just us Girls - Spring moss, pink,  cream
Squigglefly - Homemade flower
City Crafter - Things in my heart (old friends)

Cardstock & Design Paper - K & Co
Tags - Michael's Dollar Bin, Tim Holtz
Stamps - TPC, Hampton Art
Leaf - cut from homemade paper
Punches - Marvy Uchida, ek success
Ink - Versamark, Ranger Distress
Pearl brad - Recollections
Jewelry cording, ribbon, lace - stash


Friday, March 16, 2012

Steampunk tag


I don't often find a challenge that actually says "steampunk", and I haven't made a steampunk project for a long long time.  So, when I found Sarah Hurley's Challenge I jumped on it !

Also, this will head out to ...

Pattie's Creations - Tag and a digital
DYSU - Favorite color (kraft, at least for cards it is !)

Shipping tag - Staples
Design paper - 7 Gypsies
Smaller Tag - G45
Stamp on tag - Inkadinkado
Border - Jolee
Compass & Gear - Tim Holtz
Ink - Ranger distress
Sentiment - Computer generated
Brads, wire and beads - stash
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels


Thursday, March 15, 2012



Today I am using a sketch from Unscripted Sketches...

 and my card is ...

It is an ugly ugly day here, and the colors don't look quite right, but the border on the back page is the same card stock as the front.  Shadows are funny like that.

I am also entering the challenge at Gingersnap Creations - where they are looking for a border....

Cardstock - Martha Stewart
Design paper - Bo Bunny, K&Co
Ink - Ranger Distress
Watch - Jolee I think ?
Bling - Recollections
DYMO tape
Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon & Jewelry cording - stash


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Papercraft Star 88


This week Papercraft Star's 88th challenge is Green.  All you need is a card/tag/project with the main color of green.  This one is so easy !!

I used 024, 091, and 207 from our sponsor, theHouseAcrosstheBay.

I used both ink and distress ink on the background, and both Ranger, and sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist.  The background also has some stamps from 7 Gypsies.  I added some gold Ranger stickles, some old brads I found around,  twine and ribbon, and half of an old earring my sister-in-law, Annette, gave to me.  (Thanks Nettie!)

For exercise, my tags sometimes run through the Cuttlebug of their own accord.  Not sure how that happens.

Yesterday Spencer and I were sitting at my computer playing a Hidden Object game.  He decided to change seats to sit in his pop's leather chair, but told me 
'You may continue to sit in that seat'

The words that come out of his mouth always surprise me.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Papercraft Star 87


I don't have a regular post for Papercraft Star this week, but here is the challenge.

The theme is Lucky/St. Patrick's Day !!

Here is a freebie from our sponsor, theHouseAcrosstheBay.


Monday, March 5, 2012



I really love a monochromatic _______ (fill in the space).  I have found I really tend toward those kinds of cards too, and realized I needed to branch out and work on combining colors better.  I bought a book about color last week, and thought I would take a leap into color combos that aren't just brown or black.

So, armed with this sketch from Card Patterns ....

and the color inspiration this week at Play Date Cafe ...

This is my card ....


Cardstock - Bazzill
Design Paper - Prima, Creative Imaginations
Stamps - My Mind's Eye, Inkadinkado
Flowers - Petaloo
Fairy - Prima
Gelly Roll gold pen
Jewelry cording
Hug Snug hand dyed seam binding