I decided it's time to break from the holiday cards :) I pulled out some chocolate chip, pretty in pink and certainly celery ink and started this card by stamping my own background paper.
I did some inking on the edges and ran it through my cuttlebug to give it texture. I was going for a girly feel and added lace & the crochet flower in order to achieve that. The sentiment is center stage, popped up on a scallop circle. I even added some piercing to the scallop to go along with the polka dot embossing folder & the scallop ribbon trim at the bottom of the card.
This card was made using this weeks SSC Card Challenge.

I hope you and your little ones have a fun & safe Halloween!!

Stamps: MTME So Senitmental & Fanciful Flourishes
Ink: SU! Choc Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Paper: PTI Vintaage Cream, SU! Choc Chip
Accessories: SU! Antique Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, corner rounder, crochet lace, mat pack, scallop ribbon border & a crochet flower

Vintage Christmas

Today I'm sharing a card that was inspired by another I saw recently while doing my morning blog hopping. It features SU! Deck the Halls paper and Holiday Button Bits by PTI. This is a fairly simple 5 x 5 card, made by layering lots of the coordinating sheets of the dsp. SU! makes it so easy by packaging all of this wonderful paper together, as the card maker, all you have to do is create :) All I had to do to finshed it off was add a little distressing, some buttons and a sweet bow.

Stamp: PTI Holiday Button Bits
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Articoke, Chocolate Chip
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU! Deck the Halls dsp
Accessories: Linen Thread, Buttons, SU! Modern Label Punch, sponges

It's your day!

Hello there! Happy Monday to you :) I hope you are having a great start to your week! Today I am sharing a card using a technique that I learned from a very talented lady at SSC, Anneke. I helped her write a tutorial for it and have finally just gotten a chance to try it out!!! I love the effect it gives and it's pretty easy too!
I started out by inking up Upsy Daisy and heat embossing with black embossing powder. Then I tore a piece of cardstock and twisted and turned it over the focal image while sponging the background in Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy ink!!! Easy peasy!!! I can definitely see myself using this technique again :)
For the full tutorial & photos, head over to SSC.

Stamp: SU! Upsy Daisy, PTI Star Prints
Ink: Versamark, SU! Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Paper: SU! Basic Black, Baja Breeze & PTI White
Accessories: Sponges, Scallop trim, ribbon, embossing powder

Birthday boy

Here's another card to add to my growing boy card pile!!! Yahoo!!! Although this adorable sparkly paper by Stampin Up! is technically for the holidays, I thought to myself, "Why not use it for a boys bday card?" What says boy more than blue & red? And so this card began... I paired the paper with this adorable hostess set!!! I love this set "Birthday Bakery". It's perfect for a non-colorer (if there is such a word)like myself. I used my blender pen and just added tiny bits of color. I added some dazzling diamonds to the cakes to continue the sparkle theme!! Once again, I have finished off my card with a big fat button, do you see a pattern here ;)

Hope you are having a great Sunday! Thanks for coming by!

For a Cure

This weeks SSC Color Combo challenge:

My Card:
In Memory of Elmira Fox ( maternal grandmother) & Lili Vasquez, who lost her fight on 9/14.

In honor of Marie Melville (paternal grandmother), Terry Benedict Devine (cousin), Eleanor Kielty (currently fighting) and Colleen McCarthy.

With love

Sorry I've been MIA! I've been trying to post, but it seems blogger has been doing some maintenance every night right when I put my boys down to bed. So, I thought I'd pop in and post this cutie this afternoon, before it's too late :) My card today was inspired by Catherine Pooler's Got 10 card last week. I clear embossed the medallion stamp on Kraft cardstock and cut a circle that is just right for the center of the image. The pop of red on the sentiment is the perfect touch to make this CAS stand out :)

I hope you are having a fabulous week! One more day til the weekend! Yipee!

Blog Hop Winners

We at Simply Scrapping Crafts would like to thank you for making our very first Blog Hop such a smashing success! We had so much fun creating our projects for you and hope that they inspire you to create ones of your own and share them with us!

As you know, we had some prizes "hidden" on certain blogs. Without further adieu, here is our master winners list:

Barb's Boys...prize hidden on Deb's blog

Julie M....prize hidden on Georgia's blog

Lisa (Purple Place) AND Trina...there were 2 prizes hidden on Theresa's blog

Andrea6760...prize hidden on Rona's blog

Helen...prize hidden on Amy's blog

Terry G (T)...prize hidden on Emily's blog

Denise...prize hidden on Clare's blog

Roxann...prize hidden on Pryn's blog

Again, we would like to thank you for your participation and look forward to bringing you many more hops in the future :) Please do not be a stranger and stop back anytime you would like! We would love to have you :)

A thank you & a challenge

Before I get to my card today, I'd like to thank everyone that came by yesterday for the SSC blog hop. I loved reading each and every comment, you ladies put a huge smile on my face! Thank you!
Today I am sharing a card I made for this weeks Limelight sketch. I used Basic Grey's Capella paper line and a handmade flower I won on Mandy's blog (owner of Limelight)...thanks Mandy :) I inked the edges of the patterned & kraft paper in black ink, just to make them pop a bit. Pretty straight forward I think!!!

I hope you've enjoyed your weekend. I hope atleast it was better than ours! My little guy has strep and is recouping !!! Finally his fever broke and I think he just might be able to go to school tomorrow! I feel so bad when they are sick and it's exhausting!!! Here's to a healthy new week!

Stamp: PTI Damask Designs
Ink: SU! Basic Black
Paper: PTI Kraft, SU! Basic Black, Basic Grey Capella
Accessories: Handmade flower, SU! Antique brad & dotted scallop ribbon border punch, cuttlebug, labels 8

SSC First Annual Haunted Hallow Hop

Welcome to Simply Scrapping Crafts First Annual Haunted Hallow Hop! We have quite a line-up for you today filled with lots of tricks and treats! Now what would trick or treating be without candy? Eye candy that is! Our DT has been busy at work in Dr. Jekyll's lab creating just the right formula to inspire your hauntingly sweet projects this year. Be sure to comment all of the blogs along the way because we have "hidden" some extra special treats along the way. There is no way to tell where we have them stashed, so be sure not to miss out! Some of our hop hosts are giving an extra entry for becoming a follower. Who doesn't appreciate more chances to win right?

All winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 via the DT blogs and also in the hop room at SSC, which can easily be accessed here . You have until 11:59PM EST tonight, October 16, 2010 to comment for your chance to win. All you need to do is click on each link and leave a comment as you hop along to the end of the list.

Are you ready for a frightfully wicked Haunted Hallow Hop? Let's get to hoppin'!

I hope you've been having a fun hop today. I have a little Halloween card for you today! When making cards, you know I like to keep them clean & simple. This one is versatile enough to use for the young or the old. A combination of scraps, lace & ribbon makes for a quick and easy to reproduce card.
Here's a sketch to help you make your own CAS Halloween cards!!! If you make something using it, I'd love to see it! Just leave me a comment with a link :)

Time to get hopping. Next is Georgia

Stamp: Papertrey Ink Sign Language
Ink: SU! Basic Black & Only Orange
Paper: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, SU! Basic Black, retired dsp, October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Accessories: SU! crochet lace & Eyelet border punch, Offray Ribbon, unknown buttons

A mission

I'm on a mission! What's the mission you ask? Make more male cards!!! If you've visited me before then you have seen other attempts. This mission seems to be getting easier the more I work at it! Yes, I totally prefer a good CAS card made with beautiful printed papers...but, I think this is pretty darn nice :) Having supplies that are geared toward men also helps. I purchased Papertrey Ink's Masculine Motifs & SU! Square Lattice Texture folder (I'm not sure if I got the whole name right?) just for this reason. Once again, I couldn't resist the button & twine bow!

I made this card using this weeks SSC Stamp & Scrap challenge. It's an awesome one, so head over & join us!!!

Stamp: Masculine Motifs
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze & PTI Terracotta Tile
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Kraft and SU! Baja Breeze
Accessories: SU! Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch & Square Lattice Texture plate, PTI Button & twine

Missing you!

This is a card from me to my stamping room, LOL! I haven't stamped a thing since last Thursday. Oh my, I think I'm about to go into withdrawal! No wonder I was so cranky yesterday!!!! I will stamp tomorrow, if it's the last thing I do!!!
How do you fit stamping into your routine? Do you stamp daily or in large chunks? I'd love to hear how you get it into your day!

Stamps: PTI Beyond Basic Borders
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Paper: PTI Kraft & Vintage Cream, OA Thrift Shop
Accessories: SU! Scallop border trim and corner rounder, PTI buttons, Bazzill thread

SSC Color w/a twist

This weeks Color Combo Challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts is to use yellow, black, kraft & cream. I'm not usually one to use yellow, but I'm loving how it looks with all of these neutral colors. I think I'll need to use this one again. Along with the color combo, we were to add elegance using Damask prints or stripes. I turned to PTI's Damask Designs & my JustRite monogram self-inking stampers to give this card some elegance.

Come on over and join us! This months RAK sponsor is Simply Scrapping Crafts!!!

Have a great fall weekend!!!

JUGS Anniversary

Super quick post today ladies, I'm off and running again. Still waiting for time to Slooowwww down!!!!
"Just Us Girls" turned one :) Congrats!!!! Always so much inspiration there!!!

This weeks challenge was a sketch

My card:

Stamp: SU! Have a Seat
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, SU! Elegant Soiree
Accessories: SU! Antique Brad, Victoria lace, dotted scallop ribbon border punch, PTI button twine

Ippity fun :)

The WCMD fun continues with some SCS Ippity/Unity Challenges:

Handmade Flower:
Flower made using SU! Scallop Circle punch & antique brad
Stamp: Ippity Thoughts from the Past & So This is Love
Ink: SU! Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler
Paper: SU! Basic Black & Love Letter dsp, PTI Vintage Cream
Accessories: SU! crochet lace, scallop punch, dotted ribbon punch

No Patterned Paper
Stamp: Ippity Season of Joy & So This is Love
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip & Real Read
Paper: PTI White
Accessories: Labels 8, SU! Satin Real Red Ribbon, 2 way glue pen & dazzling diamonds

One Layer Card
Stamp: Many Thanks
Ink: SU Real Red & basic black
Paper: PTI White
Accessories: gingham ribbon, rhinestones, mat pack

WCMD Hero Arts

I hope everyone enjoyed the WCMD festivities yesterday. There was so much going on it was hard to choose where to play :) Luckily most challenges are continuing for the next few days!!!

I decided to try something new and played along with the Hero Arts challenge! I have a few of their stamps & absolutely love them. The challenge there was to make a card using your favorite color/colors. I tend to stick close to the neutral color palette when papercrafting, kraft is my BFF. Green is my favorite color irl, and so this creation came about!!!!

Off to watch the Amazing Race, anyone else a fan?

Be back tomorrow with more from WCMD :) See you then!

World Card Making Day!

Happy WCMD!! I hope you are doing something fun to celebrate today :) My card today is a part of a WCMD challenge at Simply Scrapping Crafts, I hope you'll stop by and join us!

This also happens to be one of the cards I will be sending out for Christmas this year! A very simple, easy to mass reproduce card!!!

Have a great day, celebrating our wonderful hobby & passion! I can't wait to see all of the amazing cards created today!!!

Stamp: PTI Wreath for all Seasons
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Paper: PTI White, SU! Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Labels 8, old olive Satin ribbon

All about leaves

It's time for another Limelight Sketch. I loved the CAS sketch this week. I've been on a mission to make more masculine cards. This is another attempt at masculine...I think I like it :) Tearing the edges and adding a bit of twine add a bit of a masculine touch, right? I just couldn't resist the button!

Thanks for coming by. I'll be back tomorrow in celebration of World Card Making Day :)