Liberty and Union

In honor of the 4th of July celebration, a card I created using the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch by Laura. I kept it pretty simple and clean. Yep, I had to add a little glitter. :-) Martha's glitter is addictive.

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co. kraft, Bazzill navy blue and red; image: unknown; glitter: Martha Stewart Platinum; brad: Creative Imaginations; floss: Prism red; ribbon: Wright's navy blue

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Cosmo Cricket Projects

I am loving the Snorkel line for Cosmo Cricket because it is so colorful with a vintage flair. Here's a card I made this week for The Pink Elephant's challenge (favorite color combination) using mostly Cosmo Cricket product with a touch of SEI and Bazzill. Okay, it's a lot of colors but the predominant colors are red, cream, and blue. I am liking this combination lately. :-)

But not stopping at the card. I made this fun little container from a cinnamon bun icing packaging. I just love how small it is! It has lots of possibilities for uses. My immediate thought was to house a mini album. Then my mind thought it would make a cute little tooth fairy box and yet then I thought, how cute would it be to hold a "finding" from digging in the dirt? I remember as a child my pockets held tiny rocks, flowers, a penny, etc. It was the best feeling finding a treasure! Anyhow, I hope you like this little treasure box.

Here's the before:


Peek inside:



2S4Y #29 Card Sketch

Hey all! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and could celebrate with their father and family for the occasion. My family celebrated with a huge cook out, but we ate inside so not sure if that counts? Anyhow, my Dad grilled lots of yummy food that everyone enjoyed it! He marinated this chicken that was incredible! I put it on a bed lettuce with cucumber and some tzatziki to have chicken souvlaki. Pure heaven! It's terribly fattening but well worth it! Oh how I love summer!

The new 2S4Y is up and I was able to play along. Here it is:

carstock: The Paper Co. kraft; pattern paper: Cherry Arte Very Vintage; stamp: Inkadinkao; ink: Stampin' Up Old Olive; ribbon: craft supply;flowers: Marcella; brad: Making Memories; rhinestones: Jo-Ann's; staples: Wal mart; tools:EK Success fern punch

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Paper Popsicles

The new card challenge for Paper Popsicles is a card sketch. This week's prize is a $10 gift certificate to the store.

Check it out here!



Digiments Release Day

It's here! The June Digiments are available now for a great value of $10 for 30 Digiments! This offer of $10 is only available today and tomorrow so be sure to get yours before the price returns to $20.
So that's 30 brand new Digiments from 6 different lines:
Patriotism; My Sister, My Friend; About Friendship;
Birthday Expressions; Inspirations of Love and Simple Sentiments for $10!

Again the design team has created some wonderful cards and projects to share with you so be sure to check them out at the site. What's really neat about it is the eclectic cards and gift items that are made. It showcases classy and simple to shabby and chic.
I must admit I tend to have a lot going on with my projects. Knowing when to say stop is not always easy. :-)

For my first project I used a Patriotism Digiment to create:

This is a paper mache heart that I covered with paper, lined the edges with crepe paper, and then distressed heavily.

A friend sent me this chipboard heart a while back. I knew the moment I saw the Inspirations of Love Digiments how I was going to use it.

I painted the covered the chipboard with papers and then used gray paint on the edges. I distressed the edges with a nail file and then glued glitter around to give a little sparkle. I cut the Digiment out and distressed it a little to give shape and color.

This item has a matching card which I shared earlier this week. Oh how I love Digiments because they are so easy to print out and use.



Daydream and Sparkle cards

Two more cards to share today with you. I used a new site's sketch for this card: Twistedsketches.com. It includes ribbon in the challenge, which is something I think I put on all my cards anyhow. :-)

Supplies: cardstock: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Cameo Coral, Wausau white; pattern paper: EK Success embossed stripe; stamps: Unity; ink: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip and Cameo Coral; ribbon: Martha Stewart; pearls: Kaiser Craft snow white and chocolate; button: American crafts

This next card is for the CPS challenge #119.

Inside of the card:

Supplies: cardstock: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Bazzil mustard; pattern paper: EK Success embossed stripe, Creative Imaginations orange journal; rub-on's and chipboard K & Co. Urban; ribbon: Martha Stewart; rhinestones: Target Dollar Spot; buttons: American Crafts


Digiments Sneak Peek

I want to show a card I made with a new Digiment. There are 30 total Digiments this month in (6) different series'. These are tentatively named: Birthday Expressions, About Friendship, Inspirations of Love, My Sister My Friend, Patriotism, and Simple Sentiments.
I created this card using one of the "Inspirations of Love" Digiments. I think this would make a lovely wedding card.

Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white; pattern paper: Making Memories Sabrina; fiber: Jo-Ann's black tulle; button: Doodlebug; jewels: Kaiser Craft pink pearl; ink: Stampin Up Basic Black

On Saturday, 30 new Digiments will be released and there will be lots of cards and projects from the design team to view. In the mean time, be sure to check out the design teams sneak peeks via their blogs which are listed on my right side bar. Lots of great inspiration! Also don't forget about the weekly contest for your chance to win some Digiments!


Old Guys Rule

This line by Creative Imaginations has been out for a bit now. There are several different themes available. By themes, I mean golf, fishing, etc. I picked a few sheets up on Sunday because I wanted to make a card for my father's birthday.

Today I cut into the papers and created a card for the Paper Popsicles card challenge this week.

Here is the inside:

I covered this BE gift card holder too.

I know. Nothing spectacular. I really had to try and keep it simple and remember it was a man's card and gift card holder. It was really difficult for me NOT to put rhinestones, glitter, flowers, and more on these items. I like that it is simple and has a clean look. I did do some distressing with my nail file.

And umm. . . yeah that's it. There it is.

More Cosmo

Cricket to share. I created this card based on Sketches by Tamara #98 card sketch. I love the simplicity of the design. An easy card to create with a cute sentiment. I am giving it to a girlfriend of mine that I go to lunch with every month. :-)
Tomorrow I will be back with a new recipe for the Paper Popsicles blog and a gift idea I created with a masculine theme. It was difficult to refrain from blinging it up but I managed. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


Another Monday

is here. Yeah. Yeah. I guess the best thing about Monday's are the start of a fresh week which brings new sketches to try. I don't seem to find much time during the weekends to work on projects.
I was able to swing by the LSS and pick up some of the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper yesterday. It's the first line I have bought from them in quite a bit. I love the stripes, polka dots, florals, and vintage images in this line. Very fun! Much appreciation and love to my DD for the gift certificate. :-)

Congratulations to the final 30 artists that advanced to the next level in 2S4Y's card contest. That must have been difficult to judge with 400 + entries. The finalists have a new sketch to work with and a few have already completed it. I enjoy looking at the amazing work created. I wish them all luck!

Here's my card for Kazan's #28 sketch:

cardstock: Bazzill; pattern paper: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird; stick pins: Making Memories; ribbon: craft supply: button: Making Memories; floss: DMC

Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Have a great day! :-)


The rain finally stopped!

Yeah! It's been raining the past few days. It was so dreary. Ughh. I know we need it, but seems to come in flash flood warnings or not at all. KWIM? I am not complaining because it gave a me a reason to stay inside and stamp! Sheila, the owner of That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams asked me if I would like to work with her stamps and I jumped at the chance to. She sent me the funnest stamps! Here's two samples of the mushroom set entitled, 'Shrooms to go. The sentiment , Thanks,is also a That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams. There is a Summer special: buy two stamps get the third of equal or lesser value free. I love specials like these. :-) Be sure to click on the store name to see all the fantastic stamps available!

This is the cutest set! I made two cards to share with you. The first is based on the Card Patterns #19 sketch.

Supplies: cardstock: Wausau white, Bazzill; SEI pattern papers, stamps: That's Jazzy; glitter: Stickles; buttons and ribbon: craft supply; ink: Plaid black

This was a random card I just pieced together with scraps for the Use It challenge. I love the dotted mushroom! The new challenge is:

  • 1. only scrap paper
  • 2. Bling
  • 3. Die cut(s)
  • Bonus: 4 different pieces of pattern paper

I did all except the bonus. This card definitely uses scraps, hence the lack of 4 different papers. I blinged it up Stickles yellow and green. I made a circle die cut and the scallop border.

Supplies; cardstock: Wausau white, Bazzill sparkle light blue;Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink; stamp: That's Jazzy staples: Making Memories; glitter glue: Stickles; ribbon, brad, anchor: craft supply;ink: Plaid black; other: Fiskar's Threading Water punch and Creative Memories circle cutters.


Paper Popsicles challenge

Well, this will be a long post. Lots to share today! I have been busy, busy, busy! The first of the month is usually this way so I have grown accustomed to the fast pace I must make to complete deadlines. The good news is once I finish paying bills, cleaning the house, completing projects and cards, mailing packages, cutting the grass, and various parental duties, I can kick back a bit.

I posted a new card challenge at the Paper Popsicles blog. This week is a "recipe". The winner will receive 3 digital designs of their choice from the Paper Popsicles store. There are some really cute images that I want! If you like pies, check out the blackbird pie design on my right sidebar. Super cute!
On to my recipe challenge for the week.


Use 2 different colors of cardstock

Use 1 piece of pattern paper

Use 2 embellishments

Use 1 piece of ribbon

My card:

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co.kraft, Bazzill light blue scallop;pattern paper:Scribble Scrabble Very Cherry; jewels: Queen & Co. real red; sticker: Cosmo Cricker Girly girl; ribbon: craft supply

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1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown

Last night I was working on my 2 Sketches 4 You card for the 1st Annual Ulimate card showdown while watching Planet 2100. It was extremely troubling and I found myself wanting to change the channel, but could not. If you did not see the show, it was a special on global warming. I am not certain I believe all the speculations predicted for our planet, but some were apparent. Just a few predictions scientists shared were Florida would be covered in water, Nevada would be uninhabited, communicable diseases would be rampant, and there would be border control problems. I think the last two are already present in today's society. I do agree we need to address this issue and everyone should be informed. Okay, this post is already way long so I will continue on to my point.

Here is Laura's fantastic sketch:

Supplies: cardstock: The Paper Co. kraft; Bazzill yellow; pattern paper: Sassafras Lass; jewels: Heidi Swapp Bling; ribbon: American Crafts salmon; alphabet stickers: Webster's Pages Storytellers; button: craft supply; floss: DMC white

I think I am going to make another card because just not sure this is a "winner." You may enter as many cards as you like which is added bonus! :-) I am not kidding when I type there are so many incredible cards for this contest. This is going to be extremely difficult to judge. Grab a favorite beverage and plan on sitting down for a bit to view the entries. Lots of great cards!