Thursday, July 30, 2009

Creatalicious Is Having A DT Call

Creatalicious is having a DT call. Be sure to check out their blog for all the details.
Here is my entry.
I am a little disappointed that the colors didn't photograph as true to color as they are. I don't know if it is the camera or the operator. More than likely the operator.
I used odds and ends of cardstock and stampin up paper. Flowers were made by using punch bunch punches and leaves from Martha Stewart branch punch. Centers are Jelly Tots. Magnolia image was colored with copic markers.

Fabulous Candy by Leanne

Leanne at Flutterabyz Blogspot is giving away some fabulous candy. Be sure to stop over and sign up to win, plus congratulate her on her 5,000 hits and her move to Dubai. It will stay in effect until Sept 1.

Charisma Cardz Sketch # 30

Good Morning Everyone! It's Thursday again and time for another challenge from Charisma Cardz . Hard to believe that in 2 days time we will be entering the month of August. Where has the time gone.

Thank you all for joining our challenge this past week. Your entries were superb!

This week our challenge is a sketch by our DT member Joanne. It is a fabulous sketch that you won't want to miss. Pink Gem Designs is our sponser this week. Be sure to check out the Charisma Cardz challenge blog for all the details.

My DT entry this week is a folder filled with birthday cards.

The papers came from a kit. I loved the papers but not their designs so I mostly came up with my own, maybe using an element or 2 from their designs. Can't for the life of me remember who made it. I really had fun with this sketch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tag It - From Charisma Cards - Challenge 29

Thursday morning to all of you! It is a great day. The weather has been a little on the coolish side and I'm loving every moment of it. I even sit out on the patio because it is so nice.

Thank you all for all the lovely creations from our last week's challenge. I do love visiting all your blogs while I'm having my morning coffee. I get so many ideas from all of you.

Now on to this week's challenge which has been set by our DT member Vee. She has chosen the topic of "Tag It". I made such a plain mundane tag, but just wait until you see all the lovely creations from my teammates. Their creations are FABULOUS. Check out their creations on the Charisma Cardz challenge blog or on their own blogs. Our sponser this week is Crafty Computer Paper . There is a voucher for online purchase of 15GBP. Be sure to check out all the details on our blog

My creation this week is rather simple as I was needing a gift bag and tag.
I just used a plain white gift bag and covered it with paper from Inque Boutique - Isn't it Romantic Collection. Brads and ribbons are from my stash. Clear Dots are MarkRichardsusa. Flowers are cut using Sizzix Large daisies. Sentiment is Stacy Stamps.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Charisma Cardz DT Challenge Something POP-UP

Our DT challenge this month was to do something pop-up. I am not very good at this type of thing, but not one to let a challenge pass me by on our DT, I made scrapbook pages using my favorite subject. You guessed it. Miss V. She is always my willing participant when I am taking photos. That could account for the thousands that I have saved to CD's since her birth. LOL...
I don't know what papers I used, I think it is just papers that I have had laying around for awhile that maybe came in a pack and got separated from it's package so it's any one's guess.

I just had fun with it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tilda Has Room For Stuff

Well today I decided to treat myself to some "ME" time. That hasn't happened very much this summer. Hubby went to work at 5:30 this morning and I didn't have to keep Miss V, so after reding up the house a bit I took the time to craft. Once I finished that I cleaned my craft room and oh how it it needed it. I can actually see the floor and the counter top again. I have added this to the Just Magnolia/ challenge this week as it is buttons. I know these colors are a little bright, but I was in that kind of mood today and I'm lovin' them. I got one of those coupon file thingies at Michaels for a buck, then proceeded to remove the elastic band and everything else that I didn't want to show through it. I covered the inside and out with paper from SEI- Memosa. Buttons and ribbon are from my stash. Letters are cut with the cricut basic font. I colored Tilda with my copics, then added shimmerz to her wings and the cookie tray. Added good ol velcro to the inside and now I have a cute, classy "stuff" holder.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge WK 28 - A Sketch

Wowzers! It's Thursday and time for another challenge from Charisma Cardz .
I have been in a little less pain this week so have been able to visit more of your blogs until Mr. Linky went walk about. Thankfully Carly has the list so you have not been lost but unfortunately I can't comment on your creations. You all are a bunch of talented people out there in blogland. Thank you all for joining us in this past week's challenge.
Now on to this week. We have a wonderful sketch for you, so hurry on over to our blog to get all the details and start crafting. Be sure to check the blogs of all the DT members. They have lots of inspiration on their blogs.
For my card I thought I would drag out the brass stencils and try running them through my cuttlebug. After several failed attempts I finally sprayed my paper with water in a mister, placed it on the stencil, then the spellbinders rubber mat and 3 cardstock shims. It worked! Whoo Hoo! I then colored my image using chalks. I had not used them in ages and had so much fun with them, that I can't wait to drag them out again. The heart stick pin is from Joann Fabrics and I glued a gold bead at the end so it wouldn't pierce through the envelope.
Paper - Paper Pizazz - Girls to women
Jelly tots
Prima Flowers
Brass stencil
Sentiment Heart and Soul Rubber stamp company.
Martha Stewart ash leave punch
Heart Pin - Joann Fabric
Ribbon - my stash.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Winner IS (drum roll)

asleep and forgot all about it. Anyway without further delay the winner is:
Cathy said...
Hi there Sally, I love your fabulous box and would love to win it, so put me in the drawing. I Sorry ladies that I am late posting this. I fell am so glad I visited your blog tonight. I sure need to visit your blog more often. I love to see all your creativity and your cards are so pretty.
Cathy please email me with your home address at I will get it in the mail promptly. Thank you for playing.
I placed random generator on the right side of my blog. I hope the numbers stay to show that they were done randomly. There were 14 of you who said you wanted to be in the draw so you were the only ones entered.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Week 27 - Charisma Cardz - Alter Something - No Cards

OH MY GOSH! It's Thursday and where has the time gone? Beyond me, but it seems that my weeks are just flying by. Since it is Thursday, that means it is time for another challenge from Charisma Cardz .

Before I go any further I would like to thank all you who joined our challenge this past week. I was only able to visit a few blogs due to a bout with this severe pain, however I do honestly appreciate your taking part in our challenges and I promise as soon as I can find some relief for this pain I will be back onboard checking out all your wonderful creations.

Now onto our Challenge this week. The lovely Carly has set our theme this week and it is Alter Something - NO CARDS! Be sure to stop by Charisma cards and get all the particulars of this challenge! Can't wait to see your creations.

The first thing I altered was a refrigerator frame with my ever-willing subject Miss V. Sorry the photo is not good, but there was not anyway I could set it to not get a glare of some kind. It was very simple I used an acrylic magnetic frame, added a few gems from my stash, Lime Ricky paper from Basic Grey and a Prima flower.

Next I altered an old box that once held chipboard pieces. For the life of me, I cannot remember who the paper is by. All I know is that I loved it. I used Prima white flowers, Martha Stewart branch punch, swirls die by Sizzix and flower center from my stash. The inside is dividers made from plain cardstock. I added souffle cups with embellishments in the.

9 colors of flowers from Michael's Bridal table confetti
Assorted buttons
Assorted brads
Assorted Prima Flowers
Assorted Gems
Assorted Charms & Spacers
Some punched items from my favorite Martha Stewart punches, leaves, branches, butterflies, etc
This will end July 15 at 5PM EST

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Charisma Cardz - Buttons - Challenge 26

Whoo Hooo it's Thursday and you know that that means! Another challenge from Charisma Cardz.

Thank you to all of you who took part in our challenge this past week. I didn't get to all of your blogs due to illness, but will try to do better this week. I love seeing all your creations!

This week our DT member, Jan has set our challenge for BUTTONS. Now if you are like me you love buttons. I have jars and jars of buttons. We're not talking little jars, we are talking half gallon jars. The hardest thing for me is parting with them. LOL.. I just know that I am going to see some spactacular creations this week. I can't wait, so what are you waiting for? Get on over to the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog and get all the details.

Our Challenge is this week is sponsered by Simon Says Stamp . There is a $20.00 gift certificate for the lucky winner.

This week I have made a simple card, but once it was finished I was rather pleased with the outcome.


Paper - Funky Fairies

Jelly Tots- Totally Tropical

Buttons - My stash

Alcohol Inks - Ranger


Image - Magenta

Sentiment - Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company (link can be found in my sidebar)

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