Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sassy Lil' Card Sketches

Here's something I did for a Sassy Lil' Card Sketches challenge.

Their sketch...

My take on it...

And my favorite part about this card?!? I actually got my sewing machine to cooperate with me!! Woo-hoo for machine stitching! :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I really liked this sketch from Cardabilities. I have a feeling I'll be coming back to this sketch over and over again!! :)

Here's what I made. Simple, but can be used for just about any favorite kind of cards!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Operation Write Home

I have been inspired by some of my Paper Therapy friends to start making some cards for Operation Write Home. I had never heard of OWH before, but what a super cool thing! You make cards, send them to the "shipper" and the shipper send the cards overseas so the deployed heroes can send handmade greetings back to their loved ones! So super awesome! And since I was making a card for mom's bestie's hubs who's retiring from the Army, I figured I'd make a few more! :)

These cards aren't ones that the heroes will send back...these are "any hero" with words of encouragement for those fighting for us! Again, super awesome! My goal is to make an extra card or two every time I sit down to scrap and once I get enough, send a box to the shipper! Check it's a super cool thing! And what a great way to give back to those that risk their lives every day for our freedom!!

The last challenge

Happy Monday! Today is the last challenge for the current Design Team at Paper Therapy. It has been a great experience! I feel like I have learned so much, met so many great people, and have come quite a ways in my card making! I can't wait to continue on for another term! :) There will be a few changes (Friday challenges instead of Mondays...and they will be posted every 2 weeks instead of every week)

Today's challenge was to use a bug on your project. There are so many cute lil bugs out there...stamps, die cuts...I can't wait to see what you guys come up with! Here's my card...just a quick 4x4 card that can be used for any occasion! :)

I got my inspiration from a sketch over at UmWowStudio. DeeDee has some cute sketches! You should go check it out!! There is even a chance to win a super cool prize!!

Hope everyone has a super week!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Monday Sketch

Happy Monday everyone! Today's challenge at Paper Therapy is a sketch challenge. It's the second to last challenge of this Design Team term. There will be some minor changes coming for the next term...hopefully it will bring about more participation!!

Anyway, here's this week's sketch. You don't have to use it for a card...a tag or whatever works too!! Have fun with it!!

Here's the card that I came up with. I think the lil bunny is so stinkin' cute!! :)

Upload your projects to the challenge forum by midnight on Saturday the 26th. Hope everyone has a good week!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hey everyone! Ugh! What an exhausting weekend! A slow draining, leaky sink turned into a major weekend project!! But the problem is fixed and all that is left now is clean up! It's a good thing I had my project for this week's Paper Therapy challenge done ahead of time!! This week's challenge was a color challenge. If you don't have these exact colors, just use something close.

Here's the card I came up with. I actually really like it...and I like that there's no sentiment so I can use it for whatever come up!

I would love to see what you can make using these colors. Have your project in our challenge forum by Saturday at midnight! Have a great week! I'm off to start cleaning up this weekend's mess!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mix It Up

Here's a card I made for the Mix It Up challenge at Paper Therapy. Twice a month two of the members are going to be posting a different challenge. For this one, you were required to use the color green, have some sort of Irish/St. Patty's Day die cut, and use ribbon. Fun stuff!! And there's even a great prize for these challenges. I think you should c'mon over and check it out!! :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pick of the Patch

Happy Wednesday!! Today I used a sketch from Sketchabilities. Such a fun sketch!!
And so happy to be able to use the Fall paper that I've been hoarding forever! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sketchy Thursday

Wow, another post! So unusual for me! Hahaha! This time I have a layout that was inspired by a Sketchy Thursday sketch. I always look at their sketches and even use them sometimes, but I have never completed one on time for it to be submitted! Hopefully getting them done on time will be a reoccurring trend! Here's the sketch.

And here's what I came up with!

As you can see, I tend to keep pretty true to the sketches. That's something I'm going to start working on...eventually! ;)


Happy Monday! This week's challenge at Paper Therapy was to create a monochromatic project. Ugh..I'm not very good at definitely took me outside of my comfort zone...but I'm pretty happy with the results! :)

I even had a little "help" this week with my card! Notice the dark spots in the middle of the hearts?? Yep, those were the added touches of Justin! ;) I had my stuff set up on the kitchen table and was working on this and another project. I left the room to go grab some adhesive and came back to Justin standing at the table. He said he was "just trying to help" and "dropped" the inky q-tip. Eh, oh well. It adds character, right?!? Handmade isn't meant to be perfect!

So what can you make that's monochromatic?? Since this is the first Monday of the month, the winner of this week's challenge gets a prize!!! Woo-hoo!! Have your project loaded into the challenge forum by Saturday at midnight. Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just some more random stuff

Here's a few more random projects that I've worked on recently.

This one was for the Card of the Month Challenge at Paper Therapy. The only requirement was that you had to use green somewhere on your card. I used a sketch for this one, but I'm a bad scrapper and don't remember what site I got the sketch from! :(

The inspiration for this card came from an old issue of Cards. I *heart* that magazine!!

This one happened by accident. I had the bright idea that I was going to try to stamp on transparencies. It didn't go didn't go well at all! I started to get really frustrated and ended up putting the idea aside for a while. I came back to it and started "practicing" on some scraps I had. This was the first image that I got to stamp clearly! Of course the biggest I could cut the scrap was a little less than 3 inches, but it works! I'll find something to use this card for! ;)

I used a sketch for this one too. It was a sketch from one of the ladies at another message board. She made great sketches...clean and simple...makes for some quick, cute pages! :)

A thank you card

This week I got a great package of goodies in the mail from one of my Paper Therapy friends. Kate was awesome and hosted a posting contest over there and I was the winner. Woo-hoo! Anyway, I couldn't wait to use my new goodies! And since I'm on this sketch challenge kick, I figured it was perfect timing! I used this sketch from Cardabilities. Cute, isn't it??
And here's what I came up with.

For once, things actually came together fairly well! Maybe it's a sign that I'm breaking out of my creative funk!! Anyway, I'm off to go hang out with the kiddo until bedtime and then back to scrapping!! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Trying something new

So I haven't been feeling very creative lately. I don't know why...maybe it's the weather...maybe I'm in a funk...I dunno. But whatever it is, I went on a mission to find some inspiration. I work best with sketches so I set out to look for some sketch challenges. I found Sassy Lil' Sketches. It's awesome...they have both a layout sketch site and a card sketch site! This is the sketch from their February 28th reveal.

And here's what I came up with.

I'm not quite sure how all this works just yet, but I know I have to have my stuff uploaded by Saturday, so here it is! I'm hoping to work on a few more things for both Sassy and another site I found. Hope everyone is having a super Friday!! :)

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