CAS(E) this Sketch #6

Here I am, playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch again this week!
My card this week was inspired by this pin on Pinterest!  I love the way that they made the tree! 
I started this card with a Crumb CAke cardstock base.  I added a little layer of Crumb Cake embossed with the Fancy Fan folder.  Over top of that I sponged a little bit of White/shimmery paint.  Then I made the tree using Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party triangles.  The tree was topped off with a Vintage Faceted Button tied with Early Espresso Baker's Twine.
Here is the sketch that I was inspired by... 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Hope you have a relaxing Sunday!


Hiding in my Craft Room #73

This week at HIMCR for our Mix It Up Challenge we are all doing Christmas themed cards.  So if you need some inspiration for this holiday cards...come check out what all of the design team has been up to!
My card is very simple!  I used it as a make n take for my last CROP event.  I started with a Crumb Cake card base and then used Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations cardstock!  I LOVE this stuff!  Seriously...if you don't have any, you need to order it! 
On the Early Espresso piece, I tore the bottom edge and then used Stampin Up's new sanding block to distressing all over the paper.  What I love most about this NEW cardstock is that it doesn't have a white core.  The core is a lighter shade of the outside color.
On the Cherry Cobbler piece I just used the sanding block on the outside edges to give a little bit of color.  Then I stamped the new Seasonal Saying - Christmas Single Stamp (love this new single stamp option!) in Always Artichoke ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  This stamp is one of my FAVORITES this holiday season!  A little loop of Always Artichoke seam binding ribbon finishes off the card!
There you have it!  I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving feasts and you are loving getting ready for Christmas!!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


HIMCR #72: Glitz & Glam Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend.  So glad you stopped by.  If you joined me from Robin's blog, Welcome!  Wasn't her card so cute!!
This week at Hiding in my Craft Room we are having a blog hop!  Our challenge this week is "Glitz & Glam" and our sponsor is The Scrapbook Stamp Society.  They gave us these fun images to work with and I think you are really going to like all of the Design Team creations!
Play along and you could win 3 of the 5 images that the Design Team used today!
My card this week was started on a Pool Party cardstock base.  I then used patterned paper from my scrap box in Black, Orange and Purple to finish out my color scheme.  My fairy image was matted on Lucky Limeade cardstock and colored using markers.  I then added my glitz (Dazzling Diamonds) to the wings and popped on a few rhinestone jewels as my glam!
I hope you enjoy my card!  Be sure to check out all of our Design Team blogs and leave a comment on each for a second chance to win this week!  WOO HOO!  Just comment on each post and then head back to the HIMCR blog and post there that you did!  It's that easy!
Please head over to Naomi's blog now and enjoy her beautiful card!
Blog Hop Order:
An'Jenic from AJ Scrapbooking & Cards
Jennie from Jenscrapstoo
Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin'
Amber from Momma Scraps
Melissa from My Watermelon Moon
Robin from Create-a-latte


Unscripted Sketches #184

I decided to take on another challenge tonight.  My daughter has been asking me to make her a card for a few days now.  She is really into Hello Kitty these days and yesterday while we were out shopping we got her 3 Hello Kitty stamps for $1!  She is in heaven! 
The Hello Kitty on this card is from the packaging!  I plan to slip this card with a little message in it under her door tonight so she will find it when she wakes up in the morning.  She is going to LOVE it!
This card came together in just under 10 minutes!  I used a Basic Gray cardstock base.  The other papers came from my scrap box.  A little baker's twine and some jewels and don't forget the cute Hello Kitty image and it's done!
Here is the sketch that I followed!

Retro Sketches #37

Well...the hubby is out of town and yesterday was a bad nap day.  So...the kids and I headed to Sonic Happy Hour and then to Micheal's to kill some time!  I found out that select paper packs were 40% off!  So I scored this cute MME Christmas 6x6 pack for around $4!  I just had to get it out and play today at nap time!  :)
I got my inspiration from Retro Sketches #37.  Check it out...it's a good one!!!
My card started with a Crumb Cake cardstock base then added a layer of Whisper White with my new papers torn and distressed on top.  The wood trees are from Studio Calico.  I finished this card off with some black and Cherry Cobbler baker's twine!  So Easy!!

Check out this sketch and play along!


Just Add Ink #143

I thought I would play along this week at Just Add Ink.  I had my 12 hour CROP this weekend and this is one of the pages that I completed...with journaling and all!
For every month of the first year of my kiddos' lives, I create a layout of my favorite pictures of them.  This a layout about my favorite pictures of Noah at 11 months!  Enjoy!  (Click to enlarge.)
I started this layout with an Early Espresso cardstock base!  The other papers on this layout came from MME and Simple Stories. 
The stamps are from Close to My Heart.  And the sticker embellishment comes from MME as well!

When I scrapbook, I rarely stamp on my pages...there is just so much other stuff that could be going on in the scrapbooking world.  But since this challenge was for Just Add Ink, I figured that I should use ink and stamping! 

I love the look of hand-printed journaling!  I love my Mom's handwriting...it's just another way that I am connected to her, I could pick it out anywhere.  And I hope that my kiddos feel the same way when they grow up!
Here is the color challenge that inspired me...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Have a super day!


HIMCR #71 - Super Scraps Saturday

Hello there!  It's Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding In My Craft Room!  I love this challenge!  It's so much fun to find scraps that work together and make a card!!!
Here is my card this week...
I started this card with a Crumb Cake cardstock base and then added banners in mulitple colors and patterns from the Summer Smooches DSP!  The cute yellow, polka dot flower came from Stampin Up's kit a while back where you could build a flower!  And a Real Red button, tied with twine! 
I hope that you take the time to stop by all of the blogs of the HIMCR design team.  Their projects are so fantastic!!!


Needed: Thank You Cards

I don't know about you, but I love to send Thank You cards and I haven't in a while because my stash has been LOW!  So this week I've been building it up and a few of my favorite people should start seeing them in the mail again!
Last night I tried out a few challenges and got this card...
I started with a Basic Gray cardstock base and added a piece of silver Glimmer paper across the front.  The 3 half circles (1") are in the colors: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant.  I tied some Wisteria Wonder twine around the whole card and then added a mini silver brad to each circle.  I completed the card by using my sentiment, thank you.  But this could easily be a card for just about any event!
Here are the challenges that I am entering...

Love this sketch!!!  I need to play this challenge every week...it's my new FAV!

All of the purple isn't my first chocie but I thought I would challenge myself a little bit!  Hope you like it PDCC!
Enjoy your weekend everyone!  I'll be back tomorrow with Super Scraps Saturday at Hiding in my Craft Room!


Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop: November

This month we are focusing on Thanksgiving/Thankful cards and projects!  I hope you are enjoying the hop so far!  Aren't these ladies talented?!
Here is what I came up with this month...

First is my card.  I created this card for a class that I'm holding on Core'dinations Cardstock!  I just LOVE that stuff!  It's my new favorite!  I lightly sanded the edges first and then I ran it through my Big Shot with the woodgrain embossing folder and sanded over top of that too. 
I then used some DSP and leaves from the Wonderfall stamp set to complete this card!

Our project this month is supposed to be something that we would give a hostess at a workshop.  Well mine was actually a prize at an event I just held.  Everyone who placed an order was put in a drawing for a singl stamp of their choice.  Don't you just LOVE the new single stamps?!!  And at $5 or so, they are perfect for a little gift!
I hope you have time to continue on the hop today!  You won't be disappointed! 
Blog Hop Participants:
Shellie G. of Creative Electica
Annie L. of Love Me Cards
Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
Kim R. of Stamping with Kim  You are HERE!
Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge


Baby Shower Card...It's a Girl!

Yesterday I went to a baby shower for a long-time friend...I've actually known her for about 18 years.  She is pregnant with her first and I'm so excited for her and her hubby to welcome their little girl in January...maybe even on my birthday!!
Here is the card that I made for her...
I started this card with a Whisper White cardstock base.  There is just something about a white card base that I LOVE!  It's so clean and crisp!
The DSP that I add is old Stampin Up that I found in my scrap box!  The cute giraffe comes from the retired Wild About You stamp set.  I just can't get rid of this set.  Just look how stinkin cute he is with a googly eye!  And I also added on some rhinestone jewels to bling him out a bit!
The layer of Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock below the giraffe is my favorite!  I just lightly sanded it and got a cute distressed edge!  LOVE!
I am entering this card in a few challenges!  The first is Unscripted Sketches #183.
And the second is Less is More #92...Use the Color Pink!
Hope you enjoy!  :)


CAS-ual Fridays #77

CAS-UAL Fridays is putting on a great challenge this week!  Check it out...
Who doesn't need more masculine cards in your stash?  I know I do!
So here is my take on the challenge...
I started this card with a Midnight Muse card base!  I just love that new color!  Then I added in pops of Gumball Green and Baja Breeze. 
The stamped image comes from the stamp set: Moving Forward (Clear Mount #126322 $14.95, Wood Mount #126320 $19.95), which is this year's Ronald McDonald House stamp set.  For every set purchased, Stampin Up will donate $3 to the charity!
I finished this card out with a cute little Bronze button tied with some white baker's twine.
Hope you enjoy!


Hiding in My Craft Room #70

This week our challenge at HIMCR is: Use Your 3 Favorite Colors!  Mine are Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party.  That Basic Gray is just a BONUS because it's a neutral!
This week Hiding in My Craft Room is sponsored by Scrapbook Stamp Society.  We were all given these digital images to work with this week and I just love mine: Poppy by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff.
I thought this one looked very pretty in black and white.  Hope you enjoy my card!  Please be sure to visit all of the other girls on the design team this morning and enter a card this week for a chance to win 3 of the 5 digis that the design team featured!