Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{layers} the twisted way

Finally, after combining the Twisted Card Sketch with other challenges, I have done one all by itself!  :)
This week's sketch is awesome and the twist is layers.  

 Here is the card I created, from the base of the card to the knot on the snowflake there are 9 layers!

The snowflake alone has 5 layers, here is a close-up:

Thanks Twisted Sisters for another great challenge!

{terrific} tuesday

It's an "Anything Goes" challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays this week!  That means you get to create any type of birthday card your little heart desires.  :)  Make sure your card has a birthday sentiment of some kind on the front of the card.  Link it up to the PTT blog before 8:00 pm, December 6th to be considered for the Top 3 and a chance at a random draw for the monthly prize!  The Party Time Tuesday's DT Call ends today so if you are interested check out the details!

Here is my card:

I was inspired by Bev & Amy's card challenges over at My Sketch World.  Bev challenged us to emboss a grid on our card and Amy gave us a lovely fall recipe to work with.  Thanks girls!

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

{easy as 1 2 3}

It's Tuesday!  You know what that means, right?  There is a new challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  This one is easy.  Easy as 1-2-3 easy!  One image. Two designer (pattern) papers. Three different types of embellishments.  That's it!  I told you, easy peasy!  Don't forget to add a birthday sentiment to the front of the card!  To be eligible for the Top 3 you need to link your creation to the PTT blog by 8:00 pm, Monday, November 29.  Each week Kristie draws a name randomly for a draw in the monthly prize drawing too!

Here is my card this week:

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Monday, November 22, 2010

{on a roll}

Lucy's challenges over at My Sketch World pair very nicely with the card sketches over at Twisted Sketches, kinda like peas and carrots!  :)   This is the second pairing I've done and am pleased with the results!  Here is a photo of Lucy's ad for her card challenge:

Here is Card Sketch #34 at Twisted Sketches (with the twist being edges):

Here is my card:

Happy Monday, friends!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

{double the fun}

It has been a while since I've done a "two-fer"!  For this card, I have combined Lucy's wonderful color challenge at My Sketch World and the card sketch at Twisted Sketches, the twist being you have to use brads.   I made by own flower embellishment too, just for fun.  :)

Combine one part Twisted Card Sketch  #33:
with 5 parts Lucy's Challenge Colors:

And you get this:

The flower is just 5 individual loops of scrap material that happened to fringe nicely.  Thanks for the great challenges Lucy and Anam!  Please don't forget about my blog challenge here.  You still have almost 2 weeks!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

{party time}

It's Tuesday and there is a party happening at Party Time Tuesdays!  Put your engineer hat on, it's time to make an easel card!  The DT did a fantastic job with these cards! If you don't know how to make an easel card, you can find instructions here or here.  Upload your card to your blog and link it up to PTT by 8:00 pm Monday, November 22nd to be eligible for the Top 3 and a possible random draw pick for the monthly prize!  Di & Kristie are also holding a DT Call right now, check it out here

I'm not going to lie to you.  I had trouble with this card.  I had trouble with the construction part, an engineer I am not!  :)  The instructions on the tutorial are so easy to follow and yet, I still couldn't make it work! (where's Tim Gunn when you need him?)  :)  I had trouble with the design part too. The first card was too pink, the second card was wonky and so I had to settle for my third card, mainly because the deadline was looming.  Have you read the about me over in the upper right hand corner? Sometimes the "procrastinating perfectionist" part of me gets me into trouble.  :)  To top it all off, I had camera issues when it came time to photograph it.

Alright already, enough excuses.  ;)  Here's is my card:

The snowflakes are my favorite part.  They are made with modeling paste with glitter added to it and applied with a brass stencil.  I used it with pearl ex on this tag and loved the results! 

 I'm looking forward to seeing your easel cards!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


It's Tuesday and there is a party going on at Party Time Tuesdays!  This week be inspired by a yummy birthday cake!  How can you go wrong with such a classic color scheme? 

Here is what I came up with:
You have until 8:00 pm Monday, November 15 to link your card to the PTT blog.  Please remember to put some kind of birthday sentiment on the front of the card.  Every Wednesday a Top 3 is announced and a random winner is picked to go into the draw for the monthly prize. 

Kristie and Di, the co-owners of Party Time Tuesdays are holding a DT call right now!  Details are on the blog.  They are terrific gals and from my experience, great to "work" for, if you can call what we do work!  ;)

Have a great day, friends and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 5, 2010

{thankful} a challenge

My card challenges at My Sketch World tend to be very simple-no surprise there, eh?  :)  This month's challenge holds true.  Make a card with some ribbon, a button (or 2 or 3) and a sentiment with the word thank in it.  Thanks, thankful, thank you, give thanks-you get the idea.

Here is my card:
I'm offering up a RAK over at MSW and thought I'd do the same for my blogging friends. Make a card with my challenge above and post it to your blog, link it in the comments here and at the end of the month I will have a random draw for some pretty ribbon, buttons and either a sheet of sticker sentiments or a stamp!  Better yet, join us over at MSW and have a chance to win even more!  Lucy has a couple different prizes up for grabs and there is a contest going on as well.  I've said it before, MSW is the nicest place on the web to hang out!  There is a load of inspiration and lots of eye candy in the gallery!  Check us out!  :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


It's time to party at Party Time Tuesdays!  A new challenge went up yesterday and is the ever popular "Anything Goes"!  All you have to do is make a birthday card with a birthday wish of some sort on the front and link it to Party Time Tuesdays!  And please don't forget to send it to someone!  :)

Here is my card:

Not only do Kristie & Diana pick a top 3 every week there is a chance to win a monthly prize.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Monday, November 1, 2010

{new sketch}

It's the first of the month and you know what that means!  Lucy has 2 new sketches up at My Sketch World!  Check out the blog to see both the card and layout sketches and the DT's beautiful designs. 

Here is the cool card sketch:

Here is my card:

Lots of good things going on this month, new layout and card challenges, a contest and a couple chances to win some goodies!  My Sketch World is a terrific place to hang out and Lucy's sketches are the best!

Happy Monday!