Monday, December 21, 2015

Stamp of Approval Card Contest

 Happy Holidays Everyone!  I was able to carve out a bit of crafty time over the last month or so.  I participated in a Christmas card challenge at Stamp Nation.  

Catherine Pooler is having a contest for the cards that were made using the Holiday Magic Stamp of Approval Collection (which I was lucky enough to get).  The prize is to win the next SOA box....PLEASE HELP ME WIN!!!

I have linked up 3 different cards....you get 3 votes!......If you have a moment PLEASE follow this VOTE HERE link and vote for my cards.

#42 Sugared Candy Canes (this one is in the lead...and my most likely candidate to win me the prize....PLEASE vote to keep it in the lead!)

 #43 Holiday Magic

#44 Bokeh Meets Charlie Brown's Tree



You vote by clicking on the heart on the upper right corner of the card of your choice (you get to vote for 3)

follow this link....vote for #42 #43 and #44 PLEASE 

In the event of a broken link this is the full address
http://catherinepooler.com/2015/12/09/win-the-january-stamp-of-approval-collection/



Friday, October 2, 2015

World Card Making Day Card #1

I am actually scrapping again!!! It feels wonderful!
I am participating in World Card Making Day at Stamp Nation (where I just became a member)

Challenge #1 was USA theme - with a bandana as the inspiration
It took some searching but I FINALLY found an old CTMH paper pack that had a bandana theme....I'm still certain there was a red one also but for the life of me I couldn't find it and decided to go with this blue/green/chocolate one. Here is my supply list:
CTMH supplies:
bandana paper & small paisley stamp from Jubilee WOTG (retired)
chocolate card stock and chocolate ink
sentiment is part of a zip strip from Clementine paper pack (retired)

other supplies
card base & envelope Michael's bulk pack
crocheted flowers from a goodie bag - pack says Colorbok
clear embossing powder
pearls - Want To Scrap

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Niece's Wedding Book

My Niece met her future husband through playing soccer.  I designed this page when I found out that they took their engagement pictures wearing their soccer uniforms
The Proposal Layout - Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture after putting the finishing touches on and COMPLETELY forgot to get a picture of the right page.  There is a flip flip on this page so the bride can  journal the details

This is a "to-be-assembled" page with several tags about the planning details included with coordinating numbers


This is a double page layout with a 1/2 page added in the middle which acts as a divider between the two showers

Close up of the slit made in the page protector to add the invitation
This shows the shower layout with the 1/2 page open. This right page also has a 6x12 flap on the right which opens to show a Burch Family tradition
This layout includes a 1/2 page that acts as a divider between the two parties.
Bachelorette Party side of the "Parties" layout














Monday, January 19, 2015

Pawpaw's 87th Card

I know it's been a looong time since I posted a honest to goodness card well ANYTHING handmade & crafty for that matter.  In my defense, we are in the middle of a crazy DIY kitchen make-over.  Truth be told, I haven't done much crafting in the past year, and the few cards I have made....I forgot to take pictures!

This past weekend I was inspired after a visit to the Pasadena Stamp & Scrap Fest to get my fingers inky once again.

I am REALLY wanting to start participating in some papercrafting challenges....but I seem to have forgotten several important bloggy things (like how to put in a hyper-link).  I plan to read over my notes in between coats of stain (in the kitchen) and my normal day-to-day chores (does laundry EVER end????) and come back to edit this post to show which challenges I have entered.

For right now I will just give a quick list of items used on the card below the picture.....then if I get it all figured out I will come back with more details


Cardstocks/Papers:
White Card - Extra Special Matte Cardstock (purchased at the Stamp & Scrap Fest from StampLand
Card Base & Envelope - Hero Arts

Stamps:
Background Stamp - Large Shrubbery purchased at the Stamp & Scrap Fest from Lost Coast Designs
Inside Sentiment - Hero Arts "Fancy Basics" (Happy Birthday)

Inks:
Versamark & Memento London Fog for stamping for the background 
Tim Holtz distress inks in various shades of grays & blues for the background
My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid for the inside sentiment

Embossing Powders:
Hero Arts White
Ranger Liquid Platinum - butterflies

Close To My Heart Color Ready Seam Binding (retired)
unknown small butterfly punch



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