Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My craft area>>> a work in progress....

I am busy working on my craft area...hubby put in the cabinets and counter top (I am a stander so I needed all counter height) in the "hallway" part of my bonus room. The bonus room (AKA our movie room) is next to it and is sectioned off nicely now. Started out as a mess as I started to bring up my stuff.....

Getting neater....

Now I need to figure out what kind of cabinets or shelves I need up top. I still need to find a place and a way to store my paper. Ugh this is getting to be the hardest part!

MORE TO COME>>>>>>>>

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

CAS 163 and CFC45

This is for the Clean and Simple challenge on SCS and the CAS-ual Friday challenge for this week. First, the CAS challenge was to use this fabulous inspiration photo:

The CFC45 challenge on CAS-ual Friday is to use pastels and black! Great combo here for me! I am still on my kick to use stamp sets I am finding as I uncover them in boxes that are still packed from the move so I found this little one dollar set and bought it would be perfect for this challenge!

stamps- Studio G, Papertrey ink birthday bash sentiments
paper- SU cardstock scraps, PTI white and black
ink- versafine black
accessories- none
techniques- paper piecing

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Monday, March 19, 2012


This is for the Clean and Simple challenge this week on SCS. The challenge is a fabulous sketch from our own new DT member ArizonaMaine (Angela)...more good news, Angela was just named one of the newest members of the Splitcoast's Dirty Dozen! Congrats Angela, we are so proud of you!

So here is my first card based on Angela's...I had to flip it horizontally because that's how the palm tree went LOL!
stamps- Market Street stamps
paper- Papertrey Ink white, K&CO patterned paper, core'dinations green, brown
ink- versafine black, copic markers

Next up is what I call making a superstar out of a dollar stamp! I used to have tons of the dollar stamps but moved on and got rid of a bunch of them But this daisy struck me as something to use for some cool techniques...this was just a simple resist with some distress inks.
stamps- Studio G, Papertrey Ink anniversary set
paper- Papertrey Ink, white, summer sun
ink- versafine black, ranger distress inks, versamark
accessories- ribbon, stapler, clear glitter embossing powder

Thanks for looking, have a great week!

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

CAS-ual Friday! CFC44

This is for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge! A 1-2-3 challenge to use a pattern, an image and a sentiment. I needed to send a birthday card to my little cousin and he loves the guitar so this little simple card was perfect!

stamps- Papertrey Ink
paper- SU tempting turquoise, PTI white
ink- SU real red, tempting turquoise, versafine black
accessories- PTI die, CTMH bitty sparkles

Thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

VSN projects!

It was another Virtual Stamping Night this past weekend! And although I couldn't play live with my peeps in Brooksville, I still made a few cards!

This is for the VSN challenge from Lynn to make a card with something that is my grasshopper! MAR12VSNJ

This is for the VSN challenge from Michelle to use heart or the word Love on your card...I used both (wish I did this for Valentines day!) MAR12VSNB

This is for the VSN challenge from Jen to make a card using sunny colors! Lots of scraps used here... MAR12VSNA

This is for the VSN challenge from Brenda to make a card with something you would find in the sky! I pulled out this Owl set and paper pieced the whole little guy. MAR12VSND

This is for the CAS challenge today (I used Baja Blue) and the VSN challenge from Lisa to make a Sympathy card. MAR12VSNE

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

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CAS161 Blue Birthday!

This is for the Clean and Simple challenge this week at SCS. We were to use shades of I think I got a bunch of them anyway! I'm not big on pastel blues but give me navy any day! Thanks for looking!

stamps- Papertrey Ink Background Basics Chevrons, Think Big Favorites #12
ink- SU night of navy, bashful blue, baja blue, buckaroo blue, Versafine black onyx
paper- Papertrey ink white, enchanted evening
accessories- Papertrey Ink ribbon

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Monday, March 05, 2012

CAS160 Monograms

This is for the Clean and Simple challenge this use Monograms. Normally, I love this but I didn't have much time because I have company. But I love how my letter came out! I used a chipboard letter, stamped it with script in versa mark and embossed in clear. Then I sponged it with 2 different distress inks (barn red and mustard seed). Then I sponged some walnut stain on the edges. The BG of the card is stamped with barn door on SU real red. Thanks for stopping by!

cardstock- SU real red, vanilla
stamps- CTMH
inks- ranger distress inks- barn door, mustard seed, walnut stain; versamark; versafine black onyx
accessories- clear EP

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