Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Banner without Triangles Challenge

Make sure to stop by Practical Scrappers today for the
Today's challenge to make a banner without triangles...lots of great ideas on the Practical Scrapper Blog today.
Here is my take!

Supplies used:
Kraft Card stock
Fancy Pants Baby Mine Papers and Embellishments
Twine from The Twinery
Kaisercraft letter stickers

Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cone Wreath

Sharing a Paper Cone Wreath...inspired by My Mind's Eye's, Amber Packer.
Here is the link with the written directions and a video.

I did not have any MME 6x6 paper pads, and couldn't take the thought of cutting into my MME Stash, but as luck would have it...the very day that Amber Packer posted this on the MME blog, Lynne from Scrappin Ladies sent my hubby home with Basic Grey's Kissing Booth Papers.
Perfect!  Love, love, love how it turned out!
Lori made one too,out of K&CO papers...I will see if I can get her to send me a photo to post here too.
Easy project that you can make for almost any holiday!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Create Blog Challenge: Square Punch

As always, playing along at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing.  This week's challenge: use a square punch!
It has been forever since I have pulled out my square punch...just not something I use much.  Heart, Circle punches and Border punches, I use almost every time I create.  So for me it was a great challenge!
Supplies used:
Kraft Card Stock
MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine Papers
MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine Buttons and Brads
MME Lost & Found 2 Stickers
Prima Flower
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Creative Impressions Twine and Ribbon
Stampin' Up Lace
Spellbinders Scallop Circle Die
Martha Stewart Punch
Machine Stitching

Thanks for stopping by!

Exciting News!

This team is in addition to our 2012 Design Team.  The D-Lite team will be responsible for providing feedback on products, helping us ensure that every product meets our high standards for quality and design as well as providing insight to help us shape what our future products are!  They will also be sharing their creations as inspiration for all of us!  

Introducing the 2012 D-Lite Team:

Congratulations girls!
Please join me in welcoming the first ever D-Lite Team! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cards using Ribbon

Check out some great ideas for using your ribbon stash...(we all have tons!) Practical Scrappers.  You will find some very inspiring ideas!

Supplies used:
Jillibean Card Stock (wood grain)
Jillibean Dotted Red Card Stock
Jillibean stickers
Making Memories Ribbon
Twine from The Twinery
Stampin' Up Heart Punches

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sewing on Projects....Practical Scrappers

Sharing a layout created for Practical Scrappers...sewing on layouts and cards.
I had a ton of fun with sewing on this layout...love the scallop stitching on the bottom..my favorite!
Such a great shot with the I love you already in the picture..
Baby, I love you!

Happy Birthday Kelly!  Thanks for sharing your photo of you and precious baby girl!  I miss you!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

CreatE Blog Challenge: Rolled Paper

This week's challenge for the Create Blog was to create a card with rolled paper.  Here's my take; inspired by all the wreaths and paper cones you are seeing in paper crafting.
Love the look on a card!
Supplies used:
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Kraft Card Stock
Stampin' Up Doily Sizzlit
Stampin' Up Ribbon and lace
various flowers and buttons
Martha Stewart Punch
October Afternoon Rub ons

Thanks for taking a peek!

Clustering on Layouts and Cards

One of the newest trends in the paper crafting world is clustering your embellishments!  Super fun and I think I have always done it...nice to fit in!

Again...a huge thank you to Leah for sharing her precious boys with me.  Seriously, they are too cute!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Popping Paper

A fun and unique challenge over at Practical Scrappers today...popping paper!
Check out the link here:
Some very creative ways to add dimension to your projects!
Sorry for the crooked pictures, just couldn't get a great shot anywhere in the house, no sunlight makes for not so great shots and why it is so crooked...I don't know!

I used MME Lost & Found 2 Sunshine...love it!
Thanks to Leah for sharing her precious boy with me...what a gorgeous picture!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Another Card for Casual Friday

Couldn't sleep last night, so I made another card for the Casual Friday Challenge.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Casual Friday Challenge

Playing long with Casual Friday's challenge....clean and simple using chipboard.
Really a truly challenge for me to create clean and simply!
Here's the link to the challenge and the blog.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fun Challenge on the Create Blog

Playing along with the challenge over at the Create Blog from Northridge Publishing!
Definetly a challenge this week..create a card using 1 bird, 2 butterflies and 3 flowers.  Wow!  Very fun!
Here's what I came up with...

supplies used:
Bazzill Black card stock
Patterned paper from Basic Grey & Quick Quotes
Rub ons from Glitz and October Afternoon
Ribbons and Lace from Fancy Pants
Flower from Petaloo
Marshmellow & Pink Punch Glimmer Mist
Random buttons
Sizzlit butterfly embosslit from Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ready, Set, Go...Practical Scrapper Layout Contest

I really want to encourage you to enter Practical Scrappers
Layout Contest.
Check out the link above and send in one of your favorite layouts (tell them Cathy sent you).
It is an amazing opportunity with tons of great prizes...but the best part of the challenge is to step out of the box and truly find your creativity.  I can never thank Christine Meyer, the owner of Practical Scrappers, enough for inviting me to enter the card contest, the challenges to create and really design.  It was an amazing journey and continues to be!
I have tons of creative friends and customers...I got to see your talent on a daily basis and I miss that...so show it off in this contest!
You won't regret it!
Ready, Set, Go!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2 New Layouts

Winter/Snow Layouts over at Practical Scrappers..great inspiration.
Pink Paislee, Core'dinations and KI Memories were the supplies used for my layout!

And this one was created for One Story Down...girl vs. scrap.
Check out the link, if you take the challenge,
 (you have until the end of the month)
you receive a free mini digital kit!
Pretty cool!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Challenge Me Tuesday at Practical Scrappers

Wonderful new post over at Practical Scrappers...the hottest trends of 2011.  Take a peek,
Send in one of your layouts or cards featuring one of 2011 trends to Practical Scrappers for a chance to be featured on the blog.  Details are in the link.

My layout features banners and flags, along with wood grain.  I can't wait to find out what the hottest trends of 2012 will be.

All supplies used are October Afternoon!
Thanks for stoppin by!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Practical Scrapper's Winter Cards

Sharing two cards I created for Practical Scrappers...the theme, winter/snow cards!

Both were created with October Afternoon products, including the mist, which is one of their Sprinklers...so fun.
A little machine stitching and some fun twine from The Twinery.  I love the little pom pom that I made from the twine...so cute!
Check out the rest of the beautiful cards here:

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