Saturday, December 31, 2011

{1.2 pounds} purrfection

Meet Lucky.

7 weeks old.  Cornish Rex.  Purring machine.

Wishing all of my friends a safe, healthy and happy 2012!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

{card sharks} final round

I was very excited to learn I had made it into the final round of My Scrapbook Nook's Card Shark contest!  These are my final 2 cards.  The first is based on the card game, Birds and our challenge was to use at least one medium to large size bird on our card.
Celebrate Love
Our second challenge was based on the card game, Snap. We had to use 2 pattern papers, 2 embellishments and a 2 word sentiment.  I like the idea of this card, but I just couldn't get it to where I wanted it. 
BRRRthday Wishes
Public voting on the 3 finalist's cards starts sometime on the 18th at the Nook Blog.  
Happy Sunday, friends!  I hope happy finds you today!

Friday, December 16, 2011

{card sketch} msw

Lucy gave us an incredible sketch to work with this month, but then again, when doesn't she?  :)

Merriest Wishes
Paper & Embellies: Simple Stories, Sentiment: SRM Stickers

This card took no longer than 10 minutes to make!  Coordinating paper and embellishments sure make it easy!  There are lots of fun challenges going on at My Sketch World this month, both for scrappers and card makers! 

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!  My giveaway ends today at 2:00 EST.  Just leave me a comment here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

{banner} christmas (comments closed)

I found this cute felt garland at Michael's for $1.  I'm a sucker for a simple shape and traditional Christmas colors.  I added a few little bits and pieces and my favorite SRM 
stickers and I love the how it turned out.  I have one (undecorated) to giveaway, along with a sheet of SRM Christmas stickers, to one lucky reader!  Just leave me a comment before 2:00 pm EST, Friday, December 16th. 

Tis the Season

I have it hanging on the door of my scrap room and it makes me smile. 

The Paper Variety is having an Anything Goes Challenge this week, it is their last challenge of the year.  They are also accepting applications for a new DT if you are interested!

Happy Wednesday, friends!  I hope happy finds you today.  :)


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


2 lucky gals are going to receive some yummy SRM Stickers from me!

Drum roll please....

the first winner is:

Sherri said...
Beautiful tag! as everything you do is always!

and the second winner is:

Lynn said...
Love, love, love all the sparkle!

Congrats to the both of you!  Please email me when you get a chance and I will put it on Santa's sleigh for Christmas delivery!  :)

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Monday, December 12, 2011

(advent) nook event (comments closed)

Christmas comes with a whole lot of traditions.  The tree, the cookies, the family get togethers.  Doing some sort of Advent Calendar to countdown to Christmas is something Ive done with the boys since they were little.  The last 2 years Brian and I have done a Lego Advent Calendar.   This year the creative girls at My Scrapbook Nook are doing a countdown to Christmas by having 25 of us make a card/tag.  Each is featured on the Nook blog.  My day is today, December 12th.  This tag features old & new, sparkle & distress and ribbon & lace.  I'm loving the big sparkly snowflakes!

Papers: MME and Graphic 45, CB Snowflake: EP, Lace: May Arts, Sentiment: SRM Stickers, Sparkly Snowflake: Target, Distress Ink: Ranger, Other: machine stitching, vintage velvet ribbon, twine, bingo marker

An Advent Calendar wouldn't be complete without a small gift, so I'm offering up some of my favorite things, SRM Stickers!  Just leave me a comment before midnight EST, Wednesday, December 14th.  The Nook is giving away a grand prize to one lucky person!  Check out the lovely Leah's blog for a chance to win a 3month subscription (Jan-Mar) to My Scrapbook Nook Kits! 

As always, I hope happy finds you in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

{card blog hop} MSW (comments closed)

Calling all card sketch lovers! We’ve asked our designers to choose their favourite Lucy Chesna card sketch and challenge their partner to show you ways to create wonderfully inspiring cards, each with their very own a twist!  Our international designers on this hop are:
The details:
1. Visit each blog and leave a comment.  Read carefully, there maybe be individual requirements as some designers are offering little prizes of their own!
2. After you have visited each Designers blog come back to My Sketch World blog and let us know what you thought. Part Two of the hop ends Monday, December 19th, 11:59 EST.
3. Everyone who posts a comment on each blog will be entered to win ! Winners will be randomly chosen.
4. To receive and additional entry, scraplift a card and link it back to the My Sketch World blog and tell us in your comment what inspired you!
5. Have fun! Be inspired!

My wonderfully talented partner, Karen gave me this terrific sketch of Lucy's to work with. 
My challenge is "sparkly Christmas"  I turned the sketch and made the horizontal and vertical elements the same size with the ribbon and pearls/bling. 

Tis the Season
Paper: Fancy Pants, Ribbon: Strano Designs, Bling & Pearls: Kaiser Craft, Sentiment: SRM Stickers, Other: snowflakes

That layered snowflake is super sparkly!  Here is a close-up:

If you stopped by not knowing about the hop and want to participate, start here.  If you are hopping please visit Karen's blog next!  A lucky blog commentor will enjoy a gift of SRM Stickers!  Enjoy and happy hopping, friends!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

{sharks} week 3

Well, it is week 3 at the Nook's Card Shark contest and I'm still alive.  :)  2 challenges are due tonight and I finally found some time to get them done today.  Tis the season, life is busy!  The first challenge is based on Poker Flush, which is any 5 cards of the same suit.  Our challenge is to use 5 of the same embellies on out card.  I'm not sure why, but I found this challenge somewhat difficult.

Share the Joy
Paper & Pearls: MME, Felt Trees: Hero Arts, Doilies: LYB, Sticker Sentiment: SRM Other: embossing paste, pearl-x

I'm normally not much of a technique gal, but I hauled out my embossing paste and some gold pearl-x and made some shimmery snowflakes.  I used the pearl-x on the edge of the doily "snow" too.

The second challenge is based on the card game, Crazy 8's.  Our challenge is to use 8 elements of our choosing on our card.  I made a simple folk art tree with a funky domino base.
Oh Christmas Tree
Paper: MME, Lace: May Arts, Ric Rak: Bazzill, #2 sticker: SRM, Other: domino, star
There has been mention of  public voting for our cards on the Nook blog.   I will let you know when and if that happens and if you are so inclined, you can take a look and vote for you favorite. 
There are 3 things I'm very excited to mention to you all.  The first 2 are awesome DT calls!  One is for SRM Stickers!  If you are a frequent visitor to my blog you know how much a adore these stickersIf I don't lose my nerve, I will be applying for this team!  :)  The second call is for Tessa's Precocious Paper team.  Her handmade embellishments are beautiful and so is she, both inside and out.  :)  The last thing that has me so excited is that I made $155 at the garage sale my LSS had!  :)  I cant wait till the next one!  I'm going to try to be a little more thoughtful about my scrappy purchases from now on. 
Thanks for stopping by today, I'm hoping happy has found you in some way today!

Monday, December 5, 2011

{card sharks} cheeky valentine

We have 3 new challenges up on the Nook blog this week for the Card Sharks Contest.  One, which is due today (yes, ever the procrastinator) is to make a love themed Valentine card.  I'm not really the mushy/lovey dovey kinda gal so I went a bit cheeky.  :) 

c'mon baby...

I participated in my first ever scrappy "garage sale" at my LSS yesterday.  As I was getting ready for it, my 15 year old asked me if I was a hoarder.  Seriously?  I told him I preferred the term, collector.   :)   I made up kits with leftover paper and embellies and sold over half of them.  Got rid of almost all my stamps and some tools I just don't use anymore. I will know the final amount tomorrow when I pick up my GC.  I still have more to sell so I'm looking forward to the next one!

Happy Monday, friends.  I hope happy finds you today!