Sunday, September 29, 2013

Oh, My Pumpkin

Hey There Friends-

Hope the weekend was good to you? I had fun in my scrap room, creating away-best time ever!

This week over at The Shabby Tea Room, I am the creative Host(ess)! I have this fabulous inspiration photo to get your mojo going.

I just love the natural elements and the simplicity of this photo!
This week's sponsor is:

You have the opportunity to win "7" digital images-
I used the digi image "Autumn Jar," on my card this week. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I LOVE Sunflowers and Fall-so this digi was perfect--{Pumpkins and Sunflowers-what else is there?}

I colored the image with my Copics-just love Copic Markers-the colors are so beautiful, and combining and shading them together is just soooo much fun!

For the rest of the elements of my card:
Papers: Papertrey Ink-cardstock, Echo Park-"This and That"
Stamps/Digi: Bugaboo-"Autumn Jar", Paper Sweeties-"Wagon Stamp Set"
Misc.: Burlap, Seam Binding Ribbon, Ecru Lace

Well, what are you waiting for-hurry on over to The Shabby Tea Room, and join us! And if you still need convincing, then take a peek at the other Shabby Girls Designs to get you motivated!

Hope you enjoyed-Have a great week-

Saturday, September 28, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 178 - Flower Power

Hey Friends-

This week at City Crafters, Char has a great challenge lined up for us!

She is asking us to use this photo for inspiration, and to add a minimum of 5 flowrs and use at least 2 different backgrounds, either mixed media or paper backgrounds.
Wow-pretty photo-and great challenge! So, I set to work, my wheels were turning, and I thought, this is the perfect time to use one of my Prima Doll stamps and canvas, that I have been wanting to do for a while now! So, here is what I ended up with!

I used "Echo Parks, Hello Summer" paper pad, along with a variety of flowers, some handmade, others from various companies. I added some texture with a stencil from "My Favorite Things," and texture paste, washi tape, brads, vintage crochet lace, doilies, felt leaves, tulle, and a Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamp, by Julie Nutting. All of these elements were added to a 12x12 canvas frame.
Here are some close-ups of my girl, which I colored her skin and hair with my Copic markers, and paper pieced her clothing and added some tulle for a little extra fun between the layers of her skirt!

I made a little clay flower to attach to her headband and to the lace next to her feet! So much fun!

I had so much fun with this, and I love how it turned out! I never know what will happen when I start, as I just start tearing paper, and applying it to the canvas-no rhyme, no reason-just go for it, is my motto!
Hope you enjoyed it, and thanks for stopping by-

Monday, September 23, 2013

Shabby Tea Room-Challenge #185

Good Monday Morning Friends-

Fall is starting to show itself, a slight bit, here in the north state. So, this next challenge at The Shabby Tea Room, is perfect timing. Aneta has provided us this wonderful Fall inspiration photo to work with. The theme is "The Splendor of Fall!"

For this challenge, Aneta asks that we use "Apples," somehow on our project or card design. Now, I love rootbeer floats, but I went with the colors of the float, and the apples, and made a card with carmel apples-cause that just screams "Fall" to me, and I am in the mood for Fall!

So, this is what I came up with!


My card Recipe:
Papers: DCWV-"The Green Stack," Graphic 45-"French Country," and PTI-"Cardstock."
Stamps and Dies-PTI-"Friendship Jar," "Friendship Jar Fall Fillers."

Misc: Black Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Crochet Lace, Twine

The sponsor for this week's challenge prize is "Crafty Secrets."

 They carry vintage images, stamps, as well as wonderful vintage CD's with all kinds of images ready to be printed off. Check them out and have some fun!
Check out what the Design Team members have for you to become inspired by this week!
Me (you are here:)
Have a great week, and join us in The Shabby Tea Room and play along with us this week!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #11

Hi Friends-

Hope all is well-it's Friday :), Yahoo!!

The "Paper Sweeties" Design Team has a challenge sketch going right now-check it out! If you don't know about Paper Sweeties, then you must check them out. Debbie is the owner, and she has created some really "sweet" stamps and now coordinating dies for the little girls and boy stamps! Very fun to create with!
This months sketch is simple and fun to create with, but-hurry, I can't believe September is almost over-Wowah!

I decided, since Halloween is just around the corner, to create a card with a little witch. I used "Paper Sweeties "Abigail" to create my witch, and I colored her with my copics.

Papers: Authentique Collection-"Thrilling," Papertrey Ink-"Cardstock."
Stamp and Die-"Paper Sweeties," EK Success Border Punch
Misc.: Seam Binding, Twine
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day-

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 177 ~ Color Challenge

Hey Friends-

Hope your week is going great! This week at City Crafter Challenge Blog, Ros is hosting a color challenge! You can create a card, a project, or whatever reflects the colors of the challenge, which are:

Aqua, white, silver and green!

Here is the inspiration photo she has supplied to get your creative juices flowing!
What a fun color combination-my mom would totally love this challenge-the colors are right up her alley! So, I created a card to give to her!

Paper: Basic Grey-"PB&J," Melissa Frances-"Peaceful," Stampin Up-Silver Glimmer, PTI-cardstock "Vintage White."
Leaf Stamps and Dies: Stampin Up- "Wonderfall"
Give Thanks Stamp: Papertrey Ink (PTI)-"Autumn Acorns
Misc.: Ribbon, twine, lace, hand dyed seam binding, leaf pick-"Little Yellow Bicycle."
Thanks for stopping by and have a little fun too this week crafting something!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Shabby Chic-Challenge #80 (RRR)

Hello Friends-

I hope this sunny (well it is here in California), brings you a cheerful day! I played around last night with my ribbon (what's new) and some lace, to put together a shabby chic card for Really Reasonable Ribbons blog challenge.

They are challenging us to use a shabby chic style and ribbon. I am excited about this challenge, as it's right up my alley! :) Love this look!

So, here is my take:

I made my flower out of canvas and a Tim Holtz die "Tattered Florals."

 Paper: Simple Stories-"Harvest Lane," Papertrey Ink-"cardstock and Ripe Avocado check."
Misc: Polka Dot Tulle, Twine, Buttons, Vintage Lace, Seam Binding, Felt (PTI), Doily, Antique Brad (Stampin' Up)
I hope you enjoyed, have a great Monday and Happy Crafting-

TSTR-"The White Challenge"-#184

Happy Monday Friends-

I am so excited, today is the first of many challenges on the DT for The Shabby Tea Room! I have been anticipating and waiting anxiously to show you my first project!

For this weeks challenge, Debbie provided this fabulous photo for inspiration.

She asked us to use this inspiration photo and to create a card or project using "white/cream/natural and twine.

I had so many ideas rolling around in my head, that I made a card and a candy favor cone.

Drum roll (please) :)

Here is my card:

I don't always decorate the inside of my cards, but, because I had so many options to choose from for sentiments from our sponsor (info. below), that I just had to add more! :) 

"My Time Made Easy- Hauntingly Homemade Labels, Hauntingly Homemade Sentiments."
Papertrey Ink cardstock, Hand died Seam Binding Ribbon, Twine and Memory Box Dies, Martha Stewart web punch.
I have been wanting to make a candy favor cone for a while now, and this was the perfect time! I loved making this, and can't wait to fill it with goodies!

"My Time Made Easy- Hauntingly Homemade Labels, Hauntingly Homemade Sentiments, Scraps of Various papers, burlap, twine and seam binding ribbons of various colors.
Both of these projects were such fun to create, and I loved working with our sponsor this weeks digital images!
Our sponsor this week is "My Time Made Easy."
Lauren carries some amazing cut files, acrylic and digital stamps, digital papers, and templates. Make sure to check her out!
Play along at "The Shabby Tea Room,"and you could win a fabulous prize from "My Time Made Easy!"
Check out what the other designers on our fabulous team have come up with:
Have a great week, and have a little fun and come play with us in the Tea Room-

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 176 ~ Daisy Daisy..... (of a bicycle build for two)

Hey There Friends-

Hope all is well. I have been very busy creating projects (some which I can't show yet), and choosing challenge themes and inspiration photos for upcoming months during my DT term at The Shabby Tea Room.

Today, I want to share a card I made for City Crafter's Challenge. The theme this week is to use a bicycle on your project. This is the inspiration photo!

I love all the details of this bike, with all the scrolls in the wheel and basket. The flowers are soooo pretty!
So here is my take on this fun challenge this week!

I used my PTI stamp and matching die "Pedal Pusher" to cut the bicycle out (Love this set)! For the papers, I used MME "Follow Your Heart-Be Amazing" 4x4 paper pad. I used "Melon" seam binding ribbon and twine. The cute little "hello" tag is a punch and stamp set "Tiny Tags" from Stampin' Up.

This little card took me on a little trip back in time, as I was creating it! I used to spend hours riding my bike as a child-loved it!

Thanks for stopping by-enjoy your day-

Monday, September 9, 2013

I'm A Shabby Girl!!

Hi Friends-

I have been keeping a little secret, and I am so thrilled that I finally can tell you all-I am head over heals, with excitement and joy!!

I have been asked to be on The Shabby Tea Room Design Team! Yahooooo!!!!

I fell in love with this challenge blog a couple of years ago, and have always wished to be a part of this fabulous group of talented ladies! It's right up my alley-perfectly shabby! If you know me, my first love is always the vintagy, shabby look! I love making shabby cards and projects, and so this is such an honor!

I hope you will join me in all the fun each week-you never know, you might win some fun prizes, while creating your shabby designs!

Here is the card I entered to be considered a part of this fabulous team of talent!

Thanks so much Debbie for asking me to be a part of all the shabbiness! :)

Have a great day-and check back next Monday (Sept. 14th) for my first DT project!
Happy Crafting-


Sunday, September 1, 2013

You're A Hoot!

Hi Friends-

I will be partaking in a Make-n-Take at Rock, Paper, Scissors on October 5th. Each of the Design Team members have created a fun little project for you to make a take home with you that day. There will be food, and fun to be had by all. Call Misty at 221-8430 to reserve your space (limited number able to participate)! Don't miss out, as space will fill quickly!

I am providing the supply's to make this cute little photo frame. It holds a wallet sized photo, perfect for those school photos. I can't wait to add a photo of one of my grandkids (will have to make a cute frame for each of them!)

Tune back in tomorrow evening for a class project that I am finishing up, that I will be teaching at the end of September!
Have a crafty weekend-

Cottage Roses and Gingham

Hi Friends-

An update: My card recieved the "Spotlight Artists Award!" :)

Hope you are having a fabulous Labor Day weekend! My plan is to play as much as I can these three days, as I won't have another break for a while!

So, I found this new challenge blog (well, new to me anyway)! I love it! It's called City Crafter Challenge Blog.  Each month they have a new twist on a challenge and what fun I have seen they have had in the past!!!

This week Design Team member, Char has asked that you creat with "Cottage Roses and Gingham." Her comment, "Roses and Gingham are two of my favorite card combinations." I have to admit, that I too, love gingham and roses! So, of course, I had to stop everything and create a card to showcase these two great combos!

I used My Minds Eye- "Miss Caroline (gingham), October Afternoon Farm Girl (yellow polka-dot, and floral) papers. I stamped and die cut the cabbage rose and leaves with Papertrey Ink "Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie Step 2 (LOVE this set)! I love the color combo of this card, warm and fuzzy is how I felt as I created this card.

Go check out what the other DT members have created and have some fun yourself too!


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