Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mojo Monday . . . Scrappin' from My Stash

This week for me was all about surviving the chaos of a construction project in me family room.  I was not supposed to be crafting, but I snuck away to my scrap room and used items from a pile of scraps to make this card for Mojo Monday.  

Here is the sketch . . . 

And here is my design . . . 

After making the creation, I made a huge pile of scraps.  I may steal some time away to create more cards from my scrap stash.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Swept Off My Feet - SPARKS Challenge

I decided to make some thank you cards to thank some of the folks helping my mom and dad through a tough time down in Florida.  I figured I could either send the cards, or send the blank cards to my mom to use.

And so when I saw the SPARKS Challenge for this week, I decided to play along.  Here is their sketch:

And my design is noted below, and I used that awesome "thanks" die, which is amazing!  The stamp set . . . totally corny, and that's exactly what drew me to it.   

 Supplies Used:  Bazzill cardstock, My Mind's Eye pattern paper, Paper Smooches stamps and dies, Stampin' Up ink, Tim Holtz distress markers, ribbon from my stash. 

Mojo Monday 301

I wanted to play around with this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and while I strugged with my card, I love how it turned out. 

 I had some paper from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose in my stash, and from there I just got creative.  Three items that really made this layout pop:  the green Color Box Chalk Ink, which I used with a Crafter Workshop stencil (from my local LSS, New England Scrapbook Co.) and a distressing tool on my edges.  The colors really are nice together. 

Supplies Used:  Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose paper and embellishments, Colorbox Ink, Stampin" Up Stamp and Ink, Crafters Workshop Template, Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Inspired by Case Study #148

Decided to play along with the Case Study's inspiration this week . . .

Now, while I was inspired by the butterflies, what really caught my eye in the photo was the contrasting edging to the left and right of the butterflies.  I kept thinking about how I like to fold paper and use the front and back in a card or layout, so I did just that.  I cut a strip of the Echo Park paper, and then folded so I would have both sides.  I then used some coordinating pattern paper. 

Instead of stamping a sentiment on the outside, I decided to put ribbon and stamp and create a large flower to coordinate with my paper.  I stamped the flower image three times, and paper pieced in layers. 

Supplies Used:  Bazzill Cardstock, Echo Park Pattern Paper, Stamp and Ribbon from Close To My Heart, Ribbon from Stampin' Up, Signo White Gel Pen

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fish Out of Water - Paper Smooches Challenge

Photo inspiration was this week's Paper Smooches challenge available at  So lately I have been feeling like a fish out of water.  

So along with the photo inspiration, my mood played a part in this creation.

The tag is blank for now until I decide who I will be sending this to.  

Supplies Used:  Bazzill Cardstock, Echo Park paper, Paper Smooches stamp, Stampin' Up Twine, CTMH Ink.