Wednesday, October 31, 2007

{ CPS sketch #37 }

For this sketch challenge I used my new DCWV Christmas stack with glitter. The colors are so pretty and I just love all the glitter. I used my new Michaels stamp for the sentiment.

Here are two other cards I made with the same stack. I hope everyone is enjoying Halloween. I can't believe it's the last day of the month, tomorrow is November and it's still warm here in Texas.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

{ Vintage Home }

You just have to see this new kit from Create My Keepsake: Vintage Home. Click on the image for a larger view and check out the link for more details. The kit goes on sale November 1, and I can't wait to get it. The colors are beautiful. Rebecca put together this awesome kit, some of the things I have never seen before. Check out our kit gallery for some awesome work from our kit designers.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

{ Paint and glitter }

I got this 12" chipboard vine that I didn't know what to do with so I cut it up. I painted it with white paint and sprinkled with glitter while still wet. The glitter is really fine and I had it forever. I wish you could see the sparkle. Patterned paper is DCWV All Dressed Up, Prima flowers, Making Memories rub-on, and Jenni Bowlin journaling tag.
I painted all evening. I hope to have it finished tomorrow so I can show you. It's been quiet in the blog world today, I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

{ New stamps at Michaels }

Did you miss me yesterday? I was gone for the day and look what I found!!!! They had this mess of boxes while I was there so I just asked the lady to open some with the stamps, she was sweet and she did. Have you seen these yet? There are more, but these are the ones I liked. I went back this morning to see it there was anything else, but they are still unpacking. I was hoping to see those little clear ones. Let me know if you see anything else new. I am getting close to 30,000 hits and I wanted to give away some blog candy soon. You never know...

Thursday, October 25, 2007

{ CPS sketch #36 }

I made this card for CPS sketch #36. I used my new The Rockstar stack from DCWV and some Rock Diva rhinestones. You can't tell in the photo, but they are pink.

I just love this adorable paper from Nana's Kids paper stack. Little chipboard embellishments and alphas come all together in a cute box. I made this card for card a day sketch challenge. By the time I am done with the challenge I will have 13 cards!!! How cool is that.

This last little one is my DT work for Create My Keepsake. Dream Street papers. I added some rub-ons from Creative Imaginations and Offray ribbon.

***Heike - the stitches on this card are from DCWV. You can see them here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

{ Sketch this cards # 29 }

OK, I have moved on...I am playing with the new stack: All Dressed Up from DCWV. I made this for Sketch this cards. I decided not to wait until the last minute. All DCWV products including the rub-ons, Prima flowers that I added little jewels to.
I can't believe it's so late. I was watching TV all night.
Someone asked in the last post if I was joking about English being my second language. No I am not joking. I was born in Germany and grew up in Croatia. I moved here when I was 14. My family lives in Croatia and my mother is coming to visit in January, it will be her first time here. She is staying with us for a couple of months to help us with the baby. I can't wait.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

{ Tagged }

I was tagged by Kandis, thanks girl, and I have to share 7 random facts about me.

1. English is my second language and I try to spell check everything. If you ever see a mistake on my blog, now you know why.
2. I love Coke, I have at least one a day. It doesn't taste good now that I am pregnant, so I switched to Sprite or Ginger Ale. I really hope my taste for Coke comes back.
3. I don't like surprises.
4. I have been driving a stick shift since I learned how to drive. My next car is going to be an automatic.
5. I taught myself how to sew and quilt.
6. I don't like cold weather.
7. I love pop-up books.

Deb tagged me with a smile tag, thank you. If you want to play along just consider yourself tagged by me. Leave me a link to your blog here so I can read some fun facts about you.

I have to share one more Halloween card with you using my new Glitter Halloween stack from DCWV.

Monday, October 22, 2007

{ Sketch this cards # 28 }

I made this card for Sketch this: cards 28 and I wanted to post it before they reveal a new sketch tomorrow. They have some new designers on the team and I am loving all their work.
Everything from Die Cuts With A View Glitter Halloween stack except for SEI ribbon and rub-on.
What do you think, too many posts? Do you even have time to read it all? I have been tagged by several people so I will work on that. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate all your wonderful comments.

{ Dream Street }

Remember my little album "Whishing On A Star" made with Dream Street papers...well, I am still working with these beautiful papers. Dream Street is our sponsor for this month at Create My Keepsake. Dream Street contest is still going on until October 30.

Here are the cards I created with Nancy collection from Dream Street papers.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

{ Beate's weekend sketch challenge # 24 }

I made this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. No stamping. I am using Die Cuts With A View Glitter Halloween Stack. I love her sketches and she has some beautiful work on her blog. This sketch was fun and easy. I added SEI ribbon and rub-on.

{ Glitter Halloween stack and CPS sketch #35 }

I was busy making cards yesterday. Can you guess how many I made....7. I got an awesome box of goodies on Friday from Die Cuts With A View and I had to play. I got several new paper stacks: Glitter Halloween Stack, All Dressed Up, Rock Star and Christmas Glitter stack, and the new Chip Chatter Foil alphabets, have you seen these yet?
This one I made for CPS sketch #35. All DCWV products, button is from my craft supply stash and Heidi Swapp jewels. I cut the spider web and "boo" from the background paper.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

{ Croptoberfest is going on NOW }

Come and check out all the event details. We have so many things going on this morning. Come say Trick-or-treat in our master thread for a Grand Prize Giveaway that is valued at $100! You should at least go over and check out the grand prize. All you have to do is sign in.
Challenges and classes started this morning at 10 a.m. My challenge starts at 4 p.m. CST.
I was trying to post this card earlier, but blogger was acting up. This is my card for the challenge. You have until Monday morning, 8 a.m. CST to post your card to be eligible for a prize. My challenge is to create a fall/thank you card: use fall colors, ribbon and a stamp.

Friday, October 19, 2007

{ Down Under }

How about a different post today? I wanted to share with you some other projects that I am working on.
Down Under is the theme of our baby's room. This is not our actual room, this is just a photo from the website. Our furniture is lighter wood, and we don't have the crib yet. We didn't want the traditional boy colors and after countless crib sets we decided on this.
I am working on the wall decor now. I wanted to paint some of the characters that are in this set for the walls. The room is pretty big. I went and bought canvas and paints earlier this week and I finished one painting the other night.
Here is the wall hanging that came with the set.

Here is my painting. I will paint the butterfly on cardstock and then cut it out and adhere it to the corner. This canvas is 10 x 10.

I am working on a large canvas now, 16 x 20, and I will paint a Kangaroo and a Koala on that one. I like the way the quilt looks and the animals are larger and will fit perfectly on the canvas (see the quilt below). I have three large canvases to do and I would like to do more small ones. It's pretty fun. I plan on sewing some pillows for the full size bed that is in the room and maybe some drape panels.
I will keep you updated on the room, paintings and the sewing. I have more time now that I am not working, which is really strange. I have been working for the past 18 years and time off is really nice.I bought fabric to sew receiving blankets and burp cloths. That is my next project.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

{ Card a day sketch challenge }

Sandi at Scrapperie is having card a day sketch challenge. New sketch everyday until the end of the month. I am trying to participate. SU cardstock, SEI patterned paper, stickers and tags, Crate Paper rub-on, Prima and Bazzill flower. I am loving these papers from Madera Island collection.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

{ Allison's B & W challenge for Christmas }

Allison has a challenge to make a black and white Christmas card and she is giving away blog candy. I thought it was cool to do just black and white. I used my Impression Obsession stamps: Tree Background, Christmas Borders and A Gift For You set. This was fun, thanks for the challenge.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

{ Wishing On A Star }

I made this album for Create My Keepsakes with Dream Street chipboard album and patterned papers, Nancy collection. Dream Street is out sponsor this month. Come check out our DT gallery. We have Dream Street contest going on for a wonderful prize pack.
This paper is so elegant and I knew I wanted to use my wedding photos for this album. I added some chipboard silver stars, stamps and some jewels. I printed the poem on self-adhesive clear matte appliqué film and cut it out to fit my pages. To hold the album together I used silver rings that I added some ribbon to. We got married August 4, 2005. Maui, Hawaii.

Monday, October 15, 2007

{ Croptoberfest }

You have to come and check it out. You can click on the photo for a larger view or check out the link for all the details and sneak peeks. CONTESTS & GAMES - Saturday & Sunday Oct. 20th -21st. We have 12 mini class projects/challenges in the forum on Saturday. Prizes all day long, bingo game, pumpkin decorating contest and a store wide sale Oct. 18-21...25% off on everything in the store.

I am hosting a Fall card challenge at 4:00 pm CST, her is my sneak peek.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

{ Beate's weekend sketch challenge # 23 }

Love this super simple sketch by Beate. I am still playing with SEI papers, but these are from Madera Island collection. The beautiful stamp is by Impression-Obsession, Loving Daisies. I decided it was perfect just stamped in Creamy Caramel and then I inked the edges using a little brush (color duster).
It's raining here today, a perfect day to stay home and get some things done.

{ CPS sketch #34 }

OK, so I am not totally behind, I got some work done today !!!! I never took a photo of the goodie boxes I received from Cards, Scrapbook Trends and Paper Trends....well, I should have because I got some awesome goodies. Cardstock, patterned paper and stickers are from SEI Ally's Wonderland collection, the little stamp, "happy day" is from a set by Inkadinkado. I just love all the colors. For this card I used CPS sketch #34. I see that they have a new sketch posted for this week.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

{ Holiday Cards & More, Volume 2 }

I received this magazine the other day from Paper Crafts and one of my cards is on page 10. It was a nice surprise. It's been so long since I mailed it in that I forgot about it. There are two other cards that were accepted for publication, but they will be featured on line.
All the products here are Frances Meyer. I made this card while I was on their Design Team.

Friday, October 12, 2007

{ I am back !!! }

I am back and I wanted to share some photos from our trip. It's been busy around here trying to catch up on emails and message boards, housework and know how it is. We didn't get in until 3:30 am this morning and I am tired. We had fun, even though, at times, it was exhausting for me. I can't wait to make some cards, I really missed it.

I know you can't tell how huge I am in this photo, but this was one of the better ones. Still working on uploading all the photos. Don't worry I have more and I hope some with my belly. I saw this little display on my way to the bathroom (one of many) at one of the hotels, can't remember which one, and I thought it was cute.

Monday, October 08, 2007

{ Hello from Las Vegas }

I am in Las Vegas with my husband this week. Our last little getaway before the baby arrives. Today is his birthday and we are going to see The Beatles Love Cirque Du Soleil. Happy Birthday love!
I was hoping to show you photos I take this week, but I didn’t bring my camera cord for my laptop. No photos until I get home.
If I am missing from my blog this week now you know why. I will be back soon.

{ Design Team weekly challenge }

My weekly Design Team challenge at Create My Keepsake is to make a card with household products. I was sitting at my desk, surrounded by office supplies, while thinking about this challenge. I used staples, paper clip, index tab and label sticker. Cherry Arte patterned paper, Making Memories Ribbon, American Crafts buttons and Heidi Swapp ghost star and Michaels dollar stamps.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

{ Just Johanna WCMD challenge }

I made this card for Just Johanna World Card Making Day challenge that Melissa is hosting on here blog. There were some rules: use pink and green, polka dots, transparency, buttons and scallops. Well, I have it all here. I used Doodlebug Design patterned paper, Hambly transparency, Offray ribbon, Hampton Art stamp.
I hope everyone had a great day making cards !!!!

{ World Card Making Day and a sketch challenge }

We are celebrating World Card Making Day at Create My Keepsake. Here is my first sketch challenge. To participate in this challenge, make a card with this sketch and upload it to our gallery. If you don't want to play to win a prize then just upload it to your blog and post a link to it in this post. I will come by and leave you some love. Here is my sample, as seen in Cards~August 2007. Have fun.

Friday, October 05, 2007

{ World Card Making Day } tomorrow, October 6th. We are celebrating World Card Making day at Create My Keepsake with challenges and prizes. If you have some free time come and play with us. I am hosting two sketch challenges. I will post the sketches tomorrow. All the festivities start at 10:00 am CST.

{ CPS/Card Maker Magazine contest }

I waited until the last minute to play. CPS has this contest going on with Card Maker Magazine. I received these wonderful papers yesterday in my goodie box from Cards and Scrapbook Trends for my Cards September and ST Home For The Holidays book. All the paper here is Ally's Wonderland collection from SEI. I made my butterfly from a chipboard flower that I cut apart and covered with paper. I added some puff paint dots to the wings. 100% Summer stamp is from Impression Obsession.
You might have seen these little butterflies that I made from chipboard corners before. I can't show you the card or the layout since they are both being published, but I can show you an example. Anyway, same concept here, except I used the flower and snipped away the extra petals.