Club Page...Embossing on DSP

I just wanted to share with you the scarpbook page that we made for club this past month.  The hostess wanted to emboss on DSP.  So the whole idea started off of those cute turquoise butterflies on the DSP.
I used Tempting Turquoise as my cardstock base and added in Crumb Cake cardstock and DAP from the In Color stack and Early Edition pack by Stampin Up!

The butterflies were stamped in colors to match the DSP and punced or cut out.  They come from the stamp set: Papillion Potpouri.  I attached the two butterflies together using a glue dot and then bent the wings of the smaller one up.  Then attached to the layout with a dimensional.

I also used some cute In Color ruffled ribbon and jewels!  I just love this page!  Don't you?!?


Hiding in My Craft Room #69

This week at HIMCR we are focusing on Thankful cards. 
Forgive me ahead of time for my lack of typing in this post.  I burned two of my fingers this week while making Halloween costumes and had two blisters two finger tips of my right hand.  The only thing that really seems to bother them is typing!
Here is my card.  We used a digital stamp from Naomi this week.  It was my first time using a digi, I kinda liked it.  If you like it too, it's free on her blog...go check it out!
Thanks for coming to check out my card.  Make sure to stop by all of the other design team members' blogs!  The creations are awesome!


SIT #91

I'm back with another Sketches in Thyme layout.  I am loving the sketches that they are having and I expecially love the two-page layouts!
I started this layout by gathering a few of my favorite designer papers at the moment.  Then I added in a Basic Gray cardstock base. 
I make a layout of my favorite pictures from each month of the first year of life.  This way I'm not making 20 layouts per month (where would I put all of those albums?). 

I love these little number cards by Sassafras.  And those pearls in silver and black are from Close to My Heart

And don't you just LOVE those little alphabet stickers?!  They are by Basic Grey!
An don't forget about that cute little dude...he's cute too!
Here is the sketch for this week at SIT, if you want to play along and I hope you do!


JAI 140

I thought I would play along with Just Add Ink's challenge this weekChallenge #140 was to use Chevrons.  Chevrons are H-O-T right now and all I can say is that I LOVE the trend!
Here is my card...
I used the color combination of: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.  I love this color combo!  I think it makes a great untraditional Christmas card.  What do you think?
The Chevron and torn layers on this card were created using Stampin Up's new Core'dinations Cardstock that has a different color core!  So when you sand it or tear it, you will see the other color and all I can say is that I LOVE IT!
The chevron layer was created by using the Chevron Embossing Folder and then lightly sanding over the top of it.  So neat!  I will be using this one a lot, I think!
Hope you like it!


CAS(E) this Sketch #2 and MME Challenge

I had a little time away to creat this weekend.  Just got to step out of the house on Friday night to head to church for a few hours and scrapbook!  I did sneak in a little time at the end of the night to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch too!  Check it out!
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I created this card on a black base with a white layer on top.  I then added in a few My Mind's Eye goodies!  The hexagon washi tape and the polka dot paper! 

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The double layered butterfly is also from MME.  The gray striped washi tape is not...but it just went so well with the others, I had to add it in there.
Are you wondering why I tried to use mostly MME products on this card?  Well...I'm entering it in a challenge over there too!  Challenges get me creating and there are so many great ones out there!  Check them out!
The sentiment on this stamp set come from Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. 

Here is the sketch from this week!  I love the simplicity...totally me!
See you back here tomorrow with some more crafty goodness!


HIMCR #68: Die Cuts

Our Challenge this week at Hiding In My Craft Room is to use Die Cuts.  So Simple, right?!?!
I broke out my favorite Sizzix dies.  That little cupcake is the best!!!
I started this card with a Cherry Cobbler card base.  The designer papers all come from My Mind's Eye (Can you tell what one of my favorite companies is right now?). 
The cute heart is wood veneer from Studio Calico.  And the "happy day" sentiment came from a Close to My Heart stamp set that I just got! 
Hope you all enjoy my card and please head on over to the HIMCR blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with...you are gonna love it!


SIT #90

Hey Everyone...I'm back today with another Sketches in Thyme layout!  You can see the one I posted yesterday for the Design Team call here.
Today it's for sketch #90!  Here it is...
And here is my take on the sketch!

This is a picture of my hubby and me right before we had Noah...14 months ago!  You can tell by my swollen face!
I started this layout with this cute LOVE paper by American Crafts!  I just LOVE it!!!  The other patterned paper on this layout came from My Mind's Eye.  I then added some washi tape over top of the papers. 

All of the embellishments (Except the American Crafts button and SU white thread) on this layout come from the new Simple Stories Sn@p products!  I just love them!



Sketches in Thyme DT Call

Hey Everyone!  Sketches in Thyme is having a Design Team call and I loved the sketch, so I thought that I would create my sample and see if it's good enough to be chosen. 
Here is the sketch...
And here is my take on it...
I started this layout with a Crumb Cake cardstock base.  I made this one while I was at Archiver's this past weekend and they had some new products in stock.  So I tried them out.  Have you see the Sn@p products by Simple Stories?  I LOVE THEM! 

The red and pink DSP is from My Mind's Eye.  The little circle stickers are from Simple Stories and those buttons, brads and thread are from Stampin Up!

I love the new Sn@p stuff because there are SO many papers that have little thought bubbles on them that you can cut out to embellish a card or a scrapbook page!  So easy and cute!!!

And it seems that I can't finish a layout these days without adding a little bit of washi tape!  I used a little turquoise and yellow on this page!
Thank you for taking the time to look at my layout and consider me for the Sketches in Thyme Design Team


Inspiration and JAI139

It's time for another Inspiration Challenge.  This week we looked to our Stampin' Success magazine.  This magazine is sent out to all demonstrators to give us business tips and stamping inspiration!  I love getting mine in the mail.
For this challenge we were supposed to look at page 30 for inspiration and create a card, scrapbook page or altered item.
I created two cards this week...

Card #1 is also being entered in the Just Add Ink Challenge this week: Use Something New.  I just got the No Peeking stamp set and I am loving that little penguin!  Also new to me is that cute Brushed Bronze Button!  I love them both...both from Stampin' Up!
I started this card with a Pool Party card base.  I then added a little chevron DSP from the Festival of Prints pack and the Newsprint at the top came from the Early Edition pack.  I stamped the sentiment "Jolly Christmas" on a Crumb Cake piece of cardstock.  The embellishments on the card are: Jean Ribbon and a Brushed Bronze Button, tied with Linen Thread. 
The penguin was created by stamping with black and orange (feet and nose) on Very Vanilla cardstock first.  I just cut him out and stamped a second peguin...just inking the hat and scraf.  I cut both of those out and pieced them together.  Dimensional added to the back of the hat and scarf was just the perfect touch to finish the card off. 

My second card for the Klompen Stampers challenge was started with a Crumb Cake card base.  All of the papers and embellishments are the same as on the card above: Festival of Prints DSP pack, Early Edition DSP pack, Jean ribbon and Brushed Bronze Button tied with Linen Thread.
I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set on this card.  I just love the color combination.  This would be a great birthday card for a male!
Thanks for stopping by to see my creations today!  Hope to see you back here again tomorrow!


CAS(E) this sketch #1

I found this great challenge that is just getting started this week!  I love sketches and I REALLY love Cute and Simple (CAS) sketches!  So I see myself playing this one every week! 
Here is my card for this week's sketch...
I started with a Crumb Cake card base.  The designer papers on this card are from My Mind's Eye.  I used my hexagon punch to make a border across the bottom of the card.  Then I added a Studio Callico wood butter fly and a little butterfly from the MME paper that I cut out!
So simple and so cute!

Here is the sketch this week at CAS(E) this sketch!  You should play along!


Link up for Pink and CFC74

Hey Everyone!  I got to spend 11 hours yesterday crafting and creating with some good friends.  So I have a whole week of projecst to share with you!  YAY!

So here is my first card...

I used a Primrose Petals cardstock base...I haven't used this new color too much yet and I have to say that Stampin Up really gave us a great color in 2012!  I love it!

I then used multiple black, white and gray washi tapes to give a little pattern.  I attached the Bingo card with dimensionals.  And those sweet little wooden girl and boy finish the card off!  I love those Studio Calico wood embellishments!

Hope you like my CAS card!  Here are the challenges that I'm entering with it...

Create a card with PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Create a card with a heart.  I love the CAS-ual Fridays blog!


HIMCR #67: Super Scraps Saturday

Well it's my first ever Super Scraps Saturday with Hiding In My Craft Room!  I was excited to get started on this challenge but didn't really know what to do.  I don't tend to lean towards scraps to start a card or scrapbook page.  BUT, I did this time and it was fun!
I decided to walk into my messy scrap room and just look at what I had on my messy table and use that!  I instantly found my green scallop negative image to my right.  So that is what I built the card around!  See it in the picture above?  I used that piece of paper to punch the scallop on this card.

In addition to my messy table, I would like to show you how I store all of my scraps.  These drawers can easily hold scraps as big as 8.5x12.  Perfect!  I have them labeled: Red/Orange/Pink, Green/Yellow, Blue/Purple, White/Cream/Kraft, Black/Brown (and it should also say Gray), and Patterned Paper.  I love this way of storage!  So easy to find what I'm looking for. 

Up close of a drawer.
And here's my card! 
I started with a Crumb Cake card base.  I pulled this from my new cardstock BUT, I do often have a card size piece in my scraps...just didn't have the color I wanted this time!  Crumb Cake goes fast around here!
The patterned papers were hanging  out on my desk from these projects!  I added them and a little bit of washi tape...I'm obsessed!  Then I layered the green negative scallop on a Very Vanilla piece of cardstock. 
I finished up with a BIG blue button tied with twine and a sentiment "Hope Your Day Is Fabulous".


Technique Challenge #2: Thumping

Our Technique Challenge this week is Thumping.  You can see a tutorial here but it's a really easy way to use an ink pad and a darker colored marker to achieve a two-toned image when you stamp!

My first card is 3x3 inches.  I started with a Perfect Plum card base which I spritz with a little rubbing alcohol mixed with Shimmer paint.  So the card base is a tiny bit sparkly!  I love this effect!  The scalloped circle was punched from a paper in the Summer Smooches DSP pack.  I then added a Night of Navy circle on top.
The butterfly is where I used the thumping technique.  I used the Wisteria Wonder ink pad and then thumped with the Night of Navy marker.  I love how this turned out! 
My finishing touches were a little white baker's twine on the top and a few pearls on the lower half o the circle.

My second card was created off of a sketch from Create with Connie and Mary
I started this card with a Chocolate Chip card base.  I then stamped and used the thumping technique on the Whisper White cardstock piece with the Wonderfall stamp set.  I cut a few leaves out and popped them up with dimensions.  The banners on the bottom were created with More Mustard cs, Old Olive cs and a piece from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP pack.
That cute little Brushed Bronze Button tied with Linen Thread finished off the card!
If you would like to play along with this technique challenge just go ahead and link up in the comments so I can see your craftiness!  Thanks!



Hey Everyone!  I hope that this Saturday morning finds you nice and warm.  There is a high is 53 degrees today in KC.  Brrr...  I hope that it warms up a bit before it continues to be this cold all winter long!
The Hiding in my Craft Room color combination is Purple, Orange and Black.  I hope you like my card!
I used Stampin Up's Rich Razzleberry as a card base and then the papers from the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP pack.  I am in LOVE with this color combination. 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go see the rest of the design team this morning! 


Stylin' Stampin' Blog Hop: October

Hey Everyone!  If you are joining from Darcy's blog...welcome!  It's good to see you here!! 
It's time for another blog hop!  YAY!  This month we are focusing on Halloween themed projects.  I used the Googly Ghouls and Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP for both of my projects this month!  I just can't get enough of them!

My card started with a Basic Gray cardstock base.  My banners were made from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP.  The Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons come in three sizes...perfect for the 3 banners on this card!  I tied bows with Linen Thread.
The little mummy from the Googly Ghouls was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out.  Then I added a little googly eye!  LOVE! 
My project this month is a scrapbook page of my little Noah's first Halloween.  He dressed up as Percy (the train).  In this picture he is cuddling with Grandpa during an event at their church.  So sweet!
I started this layout with a Lucky Limeade cardstock base.  I added DSP from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone pack.  Also some of the Basic Black & Basic Gray Stripped Satin Ribbon.
The little bat from the Googly Ghouls stamp set was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out. I then added googly eyes...how can you not?!

Other embellishments on this layout: Brights Buttons, Linen Thread and 1/8" Mini Brads in silver.
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  3. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  6. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  7. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim (You are here!)
  9. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
Now get on out of here and stop by Nancy's blog to see her creations!  I know I can't wait to see them!


Dynamic Duos #22

When I saw this color combination on the Dynamic Duos website, I knew I just had to play along.  I love Cherry Cobbler with Pool Party!  One of my favorite color combinations!
For Challenge #22 you can choose any color you want to go with Cherry Cobbler and also add in neutrals too!

Here is my card!  Very CAS!
I figured that it would be a great card to leave around the house for my hubby to find.  That woodgrain heart from the retired I {Heart} Hearts stamp set is my FAVORITE for men!
Thanks for stopping by!


Color Challenge #2

Coming to you with the second color challenge that I have come up with.  I thought that these colors would be fun for Halloween!  So here you have it!

My first card started with a Crumb Cake card base.  I wanted to create this one without any stamping...sometimes it's fun that way?!
Ribbons used on this card: Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Gray, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon in Basic Gray and Black, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade and Whisper White Baker's Twine.
The buttons are all Rich Razzleberry and can be found in the Brights Designer Button package!

My second card started with a Basic Gray card base.  I then added a Whisper White layer on top.  The DSP from this card comes from the Summer Smooches pack. 
Stamp Set: Google Ghouls.  Still borrowing it from my Mother-in-Law...I just love it!  Thanks Jean!  The best part about it is that we sell Googlies, little eyes with sticky on the back!  They make these stamps 3D and SO CUTE!!!
Other Embellishments on this card: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Basic Gray, 3/8" Designer Printed Brad in Lucky Limeade, 3/8" Bright Glimmer Brad in Rich Razzleberry, 1/8" Mini Brads in Silver, 3/16" Bright Brad in Rich Raszzleberry and 3/16" Metallic Brad in Silver.
Hope you enjoy my cards and if you want to play along, please do and link your blog post up in the comments so I can come check out your creation!!