Happy Fall to you!

Yeah it is officially Fall and I turned my AC off! This is the perfect kind of weather where my house stays at an average of 70 without heat or AC. I actually open the windows at night because I love the fresh air.
I am combining challenges on the next two cards. I was able to try Get Sketchy's #7 sketch this week and paired it with Simon Says Challenge last week to use stitching.

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co. kraft, Stampin' Up Garden green; pattern paper:Making Memories Autumn Splendor; rhinestones: Basic Grey Bling It; rub-on's and button: craft supply; floss: DMC; ribbon: Target

This next card is based on Kazan's #36 sketch from 2S4Y and uses PaperPlay challenge #9: spots.
Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co.; pattern paper: Making Memories Noteworthy and Autumn Splendor,; leaves: Prima; rhinestones: Basic Grey Bling It; rub-ons and button: craft supply; twine: Darice

I am off to work on some WCMD cards and get some more challenges done while I have the time. Wishing a delightful evening! Thanks for stopping by!


3 challenges completed!

Wahoo! I was on a roll tonight and made 3 cards. I used Making Memories Autumn Splendor papers and instead of rambling on and on, I will get right to the cards.

First my card for CardPatterns #33 sketch. I kinda played around with the design a bit to create this:

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections white; pattern paper and rub-on: Making Memories Autumn Splendor; flowers: Petaloo Dahlia cream/brown; rhinestones: Basic Grey Bling It; button: Dress It Up; fiber: Darice twine

Last week my secret pal at work she gave me the sweetest card wishing me luck for the new school year, a big bag of Twizzlers, and some super cute name tags. I made this card based on Unscripted Sketches # 24 challenge for her. I type her because it's all women I work with. I was not certain I would like this card but once it came together, I liked it and think the sketch really challenged me.

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections white and The Paper Co. kraft; pattern paper: Making Memories Autumn Splendor; fibers: Darice twine; button: Dress It Up; rub-on: American Crafts Mini; other: Marvy circle punch

Last card is for Laura's sketch #35 at 2S4y this week. You should give this sketch a try!

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co. and Stampin' Up Really Rust and Barely Banana; pattern papers: Making Memories Autumn Splendor; rub-on: Scenic Route sentiments set 2; rhinestones: BG Bling It; fibers: Darice twine; other: dimensional dots
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Digiments Sneak Peeks

Just a few days till Digiments releases the latest sets! There are a total of 30 this month and the DT created some fabulous examples for you to see. Be sure to check the blog out for your chance to win the new Digiments using the challenges Michelle issued and a leave comment on the designated posts to win a BLING package!
Here's my sneak peek using a birthday sentiment. I made this for my MIL and included a birthday message inside to express how special she is.

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections and Bazzill; pattern paper: K & Co; flowers; Prima; fibers: hemp twine; button: Dress It Up; ribbon: craft supply


Last Paper Popsicles Card sketch

My last card sketch for the Paper Popsicles blog was today. :-( I am just swamped with everything going on and had to make a cut somewhere. A big thanks to Melissa for the opportunity and all the ladies on the Paper Popsicles DT. A great bunch of ladies with lots of talent and super creative ideas. I am will continue to be active at the site and join in as many challenges as possible.
Card sketch #19:

Supplies: cardstock: Stampin' Up and Bazzill, pattern paper: Making Memories; trim: supply; rub-on's: Autumn Leaves and American Crafts; rhinestones: Heidi Swapp


Fall cards

I am falling behind with posting so I am combining several cards on this post. I bought some of the new Making Memories Autumn Splendor papers. Some of the papers die cut, glittered, and foiled. I am a sucker for paper.

I combined a few challenges on this card. Card based on CardPatterns #32 sketch and Zoe's LCOM glitter challenge. I added Stickles to the edge of the leaf die cut to make it sparkle and the striped cardstock actually has a red glitter line but it does not show very well. :-(

For the 2S4Y card sketch #35:

and my last card is for the Paper Popsicles blog card sketch #18:

The prize this week is 3 shaped card templates. New shapes have been added for Halloween. Super cute pumpkin, bat, with boot, and more!

Okay, off to ride my bike with my daughter. It's a gorgeous Friday evening! She wants to go around the pond and see if she can spot any turtles.


Thanks to CardPatterns!

Yep, another post but wanted to say thanks to CardPatterns DT for selecting my card as part of the "Super Six" this week! WOW!!

The "Amy's" cards were on fire this week! Congrats to Amy T. for the big win! I love her work!!


Catching Up for the week so lots to share!

I think I lost my mojo mid week. I just couldn't make anything I liked. I created, but was never satisfied with the final product. Today I dedicated the morning hours to completing several sketches/challenges and still not sure the cards are the best, but can't work on anything further because my mojo is spent.
I was determined to use some older papers which I obviously neglected to utilize after I purchased. In my mind, I was thinking, "I better hang onto some of that paper for later," and it is now later. I am trying to use up as much as I can without throwing a bunch of items on a card to make it look overdone.

First card is for 2S4Y this week. I made two cards for Laura's sketch because the first one was not a favorite.

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co. kraft; pattern paper: Sass Lass; trim: Making Memories; rub-on's: Royal Brush; stamp: TAC; ink: Quick Quotes; rhinestone: Basci Grey; staples: Walmart

Here is my second attempt at the sketch which I incorporated Paper Blooms challenge to use bling on your creation:

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections white; pattern paper: Pink Paislee; stamp: Michael's; ink: Quick Quotes; ribbon and button: craft supply; rub-on: Cosmo Cricket; gel pen: Target; rhinestones: Heidi Swapp; floss: DMC; butterfly sticker: Making Memories

I missed the deadline for the CardPatterns sketch #31 but wanted to share my card:

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections white; pattern paper: Pink Paislee; flower: made by me; leaves: Prima; rub-on: American Crafts mini marks; ribbon: Target

and the last card (I promise!) is for Caardvarks #2 sketch that Heidi Van Laar created. My goal is complete all three of the sketches. For now though:

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co. kraft; pattern paper: Sass Lass; felt: A.C. Moore; ribbon: Target Dollar spot; sticker: Jolee's; alphabet stickers: Pink Paislee; rub-on: Royal Brush; button: Dress It Up

Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit! :-)


Smashed cupcakes and a lil' monster

Today was the first day of school for PWC students! For my daughter, 8th grade has officially begun and that's reason enough to celebrate with a cupcake in our family. I worked today so I had no time to bake cupcakes. After work, I rushed over to Cupcake Heaven to buy cupcakes before she got home from school. This turned out to be a difficult task because the flavors were all so tempting and they use the cutest boxes to package the cupcakes when you buy more than one. I know it's silly to ogle a box, but it reminds me of my childhood when we received bakery items in boxes tied up with twine. Moving forward with my story though. I had thirty minutes and I was so excited to greet DD at the door and hear all about her day while she enjoyed a sweet treat. However there was a bit of an accident en route home. A man decided he wanted to make a sudden left hand turn on the 50 MPH road and slammed his brakes on causing five cars to jam their brakes on. The cupcakes took a tumble off the leather seat to the floor board. :-( I knew the beautifully decorated cakes were doomed. Sigh. Well, I am thankful there was not an accident, thankful that I could afford to buy J cupcake's because I have a job, thankful my car brakes are functioning properly, and thankful that I made it home in time to see her get off the bus and snap a few photos. I also took a couple of the smashed cupcakes.

and to the driver that made that left turn:

a monster with his tongue sticking out at you!

Supplies: monster card template from Paper Popsicles; cardstock: Bazzill; pattern paper: Basic Grey; buttons and ribbon: craft supply; floss: DMC


Shaped cards for Halloween

I think I might be one of the few who does not own an electronic die cutting machine. Simon actually bought me one for Christmas, but I told him to please return it because it was expensive and I was not sure if I would use it. I seem to have managed thus far without it. However, today I was a little stumped when Melissa from Paper Popsicles sent the DT the new shaped card templates to work with. The files were solid images and I did not want to use all my ink printing them out. So my super fiance manually altered the pdf files and I was able to make the cards below. What a sweetie! Thank you Simon! Thanks to Melissa too! There are lots of new shapes for Hallow's Eve. I will definitely be sharing more in the near future!

I based my card off the Get Sketchy #4 sketch:

Supplies: witch hat template Paper Popsicles; cardstock: Recollections black and orange; pattern paper: Reminisce Esmeralda, Teresa Collins Spooktacular, and Making Memories Halloween; rhinestones: Darice, button: Dress It Up;ribbon: Making Memories; floss: DMC; feather: craft supply;ink: Anna Griffith; tools: Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder

Supplies: pumpkin template: Paper Popsicles; cardstock: The Paper Co. kraft; pattern paper and rub on: Pink Paislee Vintage Moon; pen: Sakura Glaze; ribbon: Wright's; floral wire and brads: craft supply; ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate chip; tools: Stampin' Up scallop punch; Marvy circle punch

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Paper Popsicles #16 card challenge

Hey everyone! I can't believe we are already at #16! I am loving the sketches and have great news to share...the DT at Paper Popsicles will be joining me each week creating a card for more inspiration!
This week's card sketch:

Hope you will join us!


With Love

Have you seen Kazan's new sketch for 2S4Y this week? I liked it right away and just happened to receive my Ballard Designs catalog that day so I had lots of inspiration!
I based my card off these giclees:

and my card: I used some older Cosmo Cricket papers. I like the wood grain patterns in it.