Sunday, February 23, 2014

Get Inky Button Halloween Card

     I know what you're thinking... Halloween isn't for another 8 months!  As I peruse the internet though, I look at various posts and always think to myself, "What good does a Halloween card example do me on Halloween!!"  As I approached this Get Inky button challenge I wanted to give you something you could use to plan ahead.
    I used the Get Inky 2013 Halloween set to create my card.  Going into the creation process the only thing I was certain of is I wanted to the ribbon to look like a messy horizontal spider web, and use the spider stamp like he had just finished spinning it. 
     The button, while it matches in color because black was to much of a contrast there, it the "prey" that got caught in the web. After all this thought I was exhausted...haha. 
     I hope you will come and join us for the button challenge.  We also look forward to seeing what you create too!

Saturday, February 15, 2014


     I have the great pleasure of announcing that I have been chosen to be part of the Southern Girls Challenge design team!  They have a wonderful challenge blog, and I am excited to be bringing you inspiration as part of Team Trace!
    I will be adding a tab to the top of my page shortly so that you can get to know the blogs of each of the fabulous ladies on both teams.
    My first reveal will be March 16th, but I hope you'll check out the blog and join the challenges before then!

Friday, February 14, 2014

ScrapStuffz Inspired By February Reveal

Happy Valentine's Day!! Welcome to my February reveal as SSIB.  Let me say right off the bat how happy I am with how this layout came out.  It's the first layout in awhile that hasn't felt like work to get it to where I wanted it to be.  
     I started with the amazing colors and designs in the SSIB photo.  They matched perfectly with the flower from my 2005 wedding. I then saw Sketch #50 over at Sketch ~ N ~ Scrap and fell in love with that too.   
    As if that was not enough inspiration I also saw that Cards Galore had an add bling challenge, and I knew I was going to enter that one too. I used my wink of stella pens on the flowers, my thickets are white glitter, and there in bling in the upper right corner.  It's the first time in awhile that I'm combining challenges, and I think it came out lovely!

SSIB Photo
Sketch~N~Scrap Sketch

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Get Inky Valentine's Challenge

     It's my first official 2014 post for Get Inky Challenges, and the inspiration is Valentine's/Love.  If you read the Get Inky blog you'll know…I don't usually make Valentine's cards as I like the sappy poems on the store bought ones.  
     I had a purse shaped gift card holder that I'd never used and thought it was perfect for this.  I used the stitched square and heart from Get Inky to make my embellishment. 
     I originally thought I was going to use several hearts in many colors so I wanted to share a tip with you.  While at Walmart I went to the paint department and picked up a paint strip sample in the shades of pink I wanted.  It would have been perfect for many heart as they all would have been graduated in the same family.  I'm sure I'll use that idea somewhere else in the future.
     Will you be joining the challenge this week?  If so, I can't wait to see what you create.  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Valentine's Card

     We had another round of winter precipitation, and a delayed opening at work.  Normally I go in at 8:15…we didn't have to be there until one!!!  I used this opportunity to take on a few challenges.
     I used the wonderful card sketch from Sketch ~ N ~ Scrap for the design layout of my card. I then used three different challenges for the embellishment of my card.  Craftin Desert Divas is having a color challenge.  It's red, white, and pink so I used those for my paper colors.  Cards Galore and Southern Girls are both having a bling challenge so that was very easy to combine. I also stamped the heart inside my hearts with Get Inky Stamps.  I hope you love how it came out because I do.   
Sketch~N~Scrap Picture
Craftin Desert Divas Color Challenge:

Monday, February 3, 2014

How Sweet It Is...

     My employer was closed today and boy did I get to have some fun.  In between spending loads of time playing legos, painting, puzzles, stories and snow play I got do a layout with a TON of different inspirations.  
     I used the February Week One sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy for the layout. I chose shimmer paper, and a glitter brad, to go with the bling challenge over at Cards Galore Encore Challenge Blog. My photo choice was inspired by two different blogs.  Craft Your Passion is having a love challenge which paired well with Use Your Stuff's Song Inspiration challenge.  I chose my photo because love reminded me of our wedding (a topic I've really been trying to do more scrapping on) and the song inspiration reminded me of How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You by James Taylor…our wedding song.
    Except for the solid card stock all the papers are from Doodlebug Designs.  If I was to do the layout again I would leave the journalling spot off…it just doesn't add what I wanted it to, but I had already glued it down.  Sounds like I need to get some of that undu my friend Stacia told me about!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Get Inky Blog Hop Winner!

     Gosh - I forgot to post my winner.  I was cleaning up my desk to day and saw the prize and went…Oh Crud! With out further ado, the winner is Kim B!  Kim won the card I created for the hop as well as a 6x6 paper pad from Recollections.  It's their new Valentine's pad.  I saw it at Michael's and instantly knew that was the one for the winner.  Thank you all for your comments and follows…I appreciate each and every one!