Friday, July 25, 2014

Card club first card swap

I wanted to share the beautiful cards I received at card club last night with my Stampin Up group.  Lead by my consulatant Michelle Halleen.  These ladies have some great talent and we always have so much fun creating a project and doing our card swap.

The Theme was Flowers inspired by Michelle's gorgeous roses going up to her home, and they had to pop somehow.

This card was made by Angela 

This card was made by Tracy and she was our hostess for the evening! Thanks Tracy!

This card was made by Michelle our leader!

This card was made by Liz and it's a shaker card!

This card was made by Rachelle.

(I forgot to add my card to the bunch, so I'm adding it now.)

Next month our theme is Birthday and I get to be the hostess.  Happy Crafting everyone!

This is the awesome project we did too.  I want to make some of my own versions for gifts in the future.
Michelle has some great ideas and classes.  You can visit her website at Stampin up by just clicking that link.  

Monday, July 21, 2014


This week Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #65 was a little tough for me at first.  I was putting together my Banner Blast Stamps from Stampin Up and they had a cute little heart stamp with it so I decided instead of flowers, I would use the hearts as the flowers.  The stems I used Playful Flourishes from CTMH.  I have used that stamp set so much.  It comes in handy.

When I was in AC Moore the other day they had a big sale on embossing folders so I picked up the heart one. I  used it to emboss the front of the card. I free handed,with an
Exacto knife,  the half circles and doubled them up.  The "love" sentiment is a rub on. The glass baubles on the bottom I got years ago at a scrapbook retreat and haven't seen them since then.

Then I used Stickle on the stamped hearts and a few dots all over to give it that pretty look. I have a shower coming up so I may use this pretty card with my shower gift.

I'd love to see what you create.  Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and join in on the fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #63

I'm so happy with the way this card came out this week.  I feel like I have some of my creative mojo back.
Here is this weeks sketch for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
Here is my creation.

I stamped the flowers in yellow ink and then sponged the edges.  I love how they came out.
Here are the supplies I used.
Stampin up: Petite Petals and Flower Shop
CTMH: Treasure Life and Playful Flourishes
Stamp Colors:
CTMH: Olive
Stampin Up: Daffodil Delight and Raspberry Ripple
I'd love to see what you can create! Come join us click  here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scrapbook Room Old but New

Everyone is always looking for ideas on how to organize their craft rooms and supplies, so I thought I'd make a quick post of my newly reorganized scrap room.  I moved my desk in front of the window for better light and I have a great view of my pool.  Let me know what you think!

I just love my space! I never want to leave it!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Crafting is a Stress Relief

Over the past several years I've had this wonderful craft space where I can go for just 15 minutes a day or hours in a day and just be.  I can create or recreate something.  Just the fact that I'm crafting has a sense of calming over me.  I can engross myself in making my project perfect, or I can walk away after just a few minutes leaving all my creativity out to reexamine at another time.  Some days or even weeks I can not design, my mind is not into it, and I stare blankly at what I should do, but I still like to create.  That's when I'll pull out a kit to do, maybe it's a card kit or scrapbook page kit.  Just the fact that I can put it together gives me a sense of accomplishment.

This weeks card was one of those ones I made by going into my craft room for about 10 or 15 minutes here and there and just coming up with a creation. I like it when that happens.  I felt like last weeks card was just so blah so I wanted to design something this week that was a little more involved. I'm still moving back into my craft space so things are all over the place but I was able to come up with this pretty design.

Here is the inspirational sketch from Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge

Here is my take on the sketch.  I turned my card the long way.

I used my Cricut Explore to cut the flowers out of  WE R Memories Feeling Grovy Paper.  The background orange is card stock from Stamp In Up and the tag with the thank you stamp is a random sticker I had.  The Thanks Much stamp is from Stampin Up Six Sided Sampler.  I added bakers twine to the bottom and a small button.  I always need Thank you cards, so I went with that sentiment. 
I would love to see what you can create with the AHSC sketch.Click here to enter

Monday, June 23, 2014

Believe in Whoooo you are!

Unfortunately I did not have the time I would have liked to devote to this weeks sketch. It's just a simple cute little card with an Owl with a cute saying which I thought was perfect for graduation season.

The Stamps are CTMH I'm not sure the name of the set.  The background paper is Stampin Up Sweet Taffy designer series.  I added a bit of Stickle to the owl.
Here is the original sketch.  I did turn it sideways. 
I'd love to see what you create with this weeks sketch.
Go to Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge and submit your entry.  They are also looking for new Design Team members so if you would like to be a part of the team add DT to the end of your upload so they know you're interested. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Hello Sweet Friend

This weeks Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #59

I had a totally different vision when I started making this. First it started out as a scrapbook page but the picture I wanted to use wasn't working.  Then I thought the flourishes could be lollipops and I could make a birthday card. That wasn't working either so my design evolved into this card and I love it! 

I used Stampin Ups Watercolor Wonder paper as the background.  I had some left over scraps from the Stampin Up All Occasion Card Kit so I used the scalloped tag piece and stamped the Hello Sweet Friend from Stampin Up Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.  The Flourishes are from Close to My heart Playful Flourishes, then I Stickled those and added tiny pearls.  I also put some ribbon in the middle.  I love how I had the colors and this all tied together. 

I bumped the saying and the middle part up with dimensional adhesive. 

I would love to see what you create with this weeks sketch. Just click here and join the fun!