Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My All-Star

Three times is the charm??

I can't even tell me story....it keeps disappearing!  Gotta love blog apps! :-(

The current challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps is to create a Fall Sports 3-D project.

Here is mine which came from shopping my stash!!

I hope it counts for using a PKS Stamp - only the face (from June 12 set).  But.....the set was on my desk still, so it was what was used! Lol

Monday, October 28, 2013

Try a new Technique...

...the Calendar Girl Challenge.....

Barb gave out the challenge this month. In her words:

"Here is the October Challenge--For me a true challenge is to try a new technique. So--that is going to be the challenge I propose to all of us.

Go to this link Technique Lovers Challenge Forum and chose a new technique to you that has a 1 or 0 in the challenge number--like TLC410 or TLC360 or any more current number (as I posed this challenge way back in January........................) The technique you pick should be one you have never tried before--and you can go back as far as you want in the forum in the posted techniques to find one to tackle. Please list the number and name of the technique you tried in your blog post. And--to make the challenge a bit harder--you cannot create a card this month! You need to think outside of the box and try a totally new technique along with a project that is anything but a card............... And--for extra credit--make a creation with a Halloween theme!

So--get your thinking caps on, check out some new techniques that you might want to try and create something other than a card that can be used for Halloween! I think this is a pretty good challenge for this month. Can't wait to see all of your "new" creations on the 28th! Good luck--Barb"

I read it, filed it in the back of my head....and remembered this afternoon. Yep, I wasn't done!! In fact, I hadn't even started....off to have a look at the techniques and realize I hardly ever try anything....

So, I went with TLC450 ~ Make Your Own
And, TLC451~Revisit TLC211 Treat Purse Makeover {10-14-13}

And, here are the results:

It really looks better I real life, but I wanted to show it off.

The stencil was made from an a|s die and the spider stamp and sentiment stamp are from Country Bumpkin (as found at Peachy Keen Stamps). I tied my purse together with black ribbon ~ thought it looked Halloween-y!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013


I dislike mornings. No, really I do! It really isn't my deal-li-o to be bright eyed and bushy tailed at 5:35am. Yep, my teen needs to get up at that awful time....why?? Good question...lol....the bus comes at 6:40 to take him to school.
Unfortunately, last night my mojo kicked in about 10:45 and I felt the need to make a card. So, despite happiness over mojo, there was sadness this morning when I HAD to get up! I did go back to bed for a bit and now (after being awake for a bit) I am going to show you my creation.
I love Peachy Keen Stamps, but have so very few. (I am hoping Santa reads this post to know that!)
They have a weekly challenge and I love to enter, but sometimes I don't have the perfect stamp. I love though that I am still in 'use what ya got' mode!!
So, all that being said.....
I used what I have.....scraps of coordinating card stock run through some embossing folders for some texture and a 'tweet' immie and sentiment that made for a wonderful congratulatory card! I reconnected with a school mate on FB and she became engaged this past weekend.
The challenge this week was a sketch:

And, here is my card to send to Amy (and Larry)!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

{PIN} 80

Thanks for stopping in today! The crud went through the house over the weekend and I am running late today playing catch-up (no mustard involved).

Here is this week's {PIN}spiration for you:

Spooky? Or what??
That being asked.....our not so spooky sponsors are

And, I am not sure my card is very spooky either....a big TYVM to Shelly for allowing me to use one of her images this week!

I used deconstructed sketch 123 for some added inspiration!

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Friday, October 18, 2013


A sneak peek at a gift I am sending to a friend. Four little frames to display -- one for each season.

Hope she likes them. I had a blast creating them!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Halloween ~ Duel Style

For this round, Judy and Paola wanted us to share our views on Halloween.

Do we celebrate it? If so, what's our favorite part ?
(eating candy is NOT an optional answer...lol)
Please share one (or more) of the following suggestions :
a trick, a treat, a recipe, fav. costume, fav. decoration, fun times..etc...

I have always enjoyed Halloween!
When younger, my costumes we always put together with what was on hand - I remember being "Jack be nimble" on year - wearing my mother's dressing gown and carrying a candle.....I also remember making popcorn balls with my aunt and shining apples with my neighbor. Those truly were the 'Good Old Days'!

Since Kyle was born, the tradition has been to Trick or Treat throughout my FIL's neighborhood. When we lived in the apartment, his friends always came with us and now that we live in the 'hood, he goes with his friends that also live here.
Last year, he was a zombie:

This year, he and four of his friends will be the Teen Titans (will update you with a picture when it happens).

Since I loved the kit that Paola sent, I went to town with projects and created not only a card, but a couple gifts as well!

The kit included:
Stamps (all from SU) : "Haunting Halloween" (cat, cauldron + 2sentiments)
"Booglie Eyes" (mummy) & "Best Fiend" (sentiment)
D/P : Wicked Fun (SU); Halloween Characters & Small Dots (both from Michaels)
Black w/ silver thread (handmade DP from Costco)
Accessories : 'Boo To You' (CB folder) ; 'Black Bat's (Sizzix Die) ; 2 Halloween ribbons (Michaels) ;
1 XLrg orange brad by Elements/Am. Crafts ; sm. spiders from Recollections ;
pumpkins dimentionals stickers ;
2 sets of Googlie eyes (Dollar store) ; 'Bootiful' brads from Sprinkles

Please check out the rest of the Duel ~ links in my sidebar!

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

No Place Like Gnome.....

So, I got this PKS set bad haven't used it to its (or my) potential. The challenge this week over at Peachy Keen Stamps is 'Anything Goes', so it seemed like the time to haul out my husband's favorite image and make him a little Christmas present.

I will spray some sealant on it because it will go out front in our darden with his gnome 'village'. My grey shadow looks more blue in my picture, but I have never tried stamping on wood before.....I also kept it pretty plain because I want it to blend in with the gnomes and their homes in the garden!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Peachy Keen release

PKS had their release party on Saturday....and, I made it for a change! Woot woot!

Besides showing off their new releases and their awesome talent, it is always fun to chat with all the fun crafters who enjoy PKS!!

They also post a couple of challenges.....and I got busy and tried my hand at them.

Challenge #1 - use only two colors on a Fall/Halloween card.....yikes that isn't really as easy as it sounds.

Challenge #2 - make a three dimensional project (that isn't easy for me either....lol)

But, I gave the challenges the "old college try"......what do you think? I really like my scarecrow table decoration....think I will be making a few more to put with some cookies I will be giving to some neighbors! I need to work on adding a little to my hay bale though! LOL

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

{PIN} 78

Yeah, it's Tuesday!
I love Tuesdays.... It means another great challenge over at {PIN}spirational Challenges!
This week our photo to be inspired by is:

I created this lovely card:

Our sponsors are Bugaboo Stamps and the Stamping Chef .

Edit:  Blogger isn't my friend this evening and won't allow me to add the FABBY logos of our sponsors, but check them out and the challenge blog where you can find all the rules and prize info!!

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Because it is World Card-Making Day!

So, I am on a roll.....it has been a crafty week!

Today's card uses the photo inspiration at Peachy Keen Stamps and the current deconstructed sketch!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Another One for Fun!

Was on FB this morning and saw the latest sketch at Case This Sketch and couldn't resist!

All supplies came from my stash......just saying. Lol....still trying to be scrap-savvy!

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- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

For the Fun of It!

I can say I made this card because I wanted to. Not because I NEEDED to!

Well, I did need a card, but I could have picked through my stash....instead, I saw the challenge this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches and knew what I wanted to do!

So, here it is!

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