Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Things that go BuMp in the night!

This is the card I made for the 2nd Simply Betty Challenges! I used Mummy Lola! All of the paper is from Graphic 45! It's absolutely perfect for this challenge! And beautiful brown lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wednesdays are a hoot!

Wednesday is here again! I get to share a new 2 cute card! I decide to paper piece my favorite little owl “Owl Miss You” I paper pieced the owl with a woodgrain paper from K & Company. How can you go wrong with such cute digis? The background paper is from My Mind’s Eye. I used the sketch from Twisted Sketches, challenge 26 and the circles are my gemstones! The colors and owl were inspired by the CUTE cuppies at Cupcake Inspirations! Have a fabulous Wendnesday!

Monday, September 27, 2010

A little early Christmas Joy!

It's Monday! Which means I only work a half day! Woohoo! Gotta Love it! I'm so excited to share a new card for TiddlyInks Challenge Blog! This week challenge #22 was a sketch challenge! I decided to color Christmas Joy! Isn't she a doll!I love a good excuse to color with Copics :) I used some beautiful paper by Making Memories, And poinsettas from Prima! Doesn't this put you in a jolly mood? You know we are only 89 days away from Christmas! LOL! For the white trim I found out I was out of white flock and I didn't really want glitter, so I tried a fun and super easy was to make your own "flowersoft". I took a syrofoam circle and ran my scissors up and down. So all the little white pieces fell into a bowl I had set out. Add some clear drying glue and its an easy way to add some texture to a card! (Adding alcohol inks can change the color of your flowersoft!) I'm also entering this at Totally Gorjuss, for helping me get a jump on my Christmas cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Challenge # 12 at Kenny K's!

This week at Kenny K's it's time for Challenge number 12! We got to play with Kenny's latest line of Critterz! It was hard to choose one, but as soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to work with the Seal! He's such a charmer! I was very inspired by the beautiful colors in the image from Really Reasonable Ribbon's challenge #8. Isn't it beautiful?!?

I used Recollections paper, liquid glass, double ruffles ribbon and some cute ball digi stamps from AmberInks! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monster Mash

Can you tell I'm in a Halloweeny mood? I just love Heidi's latest digi Monster Mash! These two little critters for 2 Cute just crack me up! I decided to do a little paper piecing on this card to give these little monster a really silly look. All paper is by Echo Park! Love thier new Halloween line! I decided to work with the great sketch over at Let's Capture Our Memories. And the twist was to use 2 types of ribbon. The first the super cute bakers twine in black and white and second is a ruffled ribbon from Spare parts that I rolled together to make the flower! Thanks for coming by!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hedgie Hug!

Happy Monday! I'm sharing my latest TiddlyInks card with you all today! The challenge was pets, and that is a tough one for me. I've never been a pet girl, I'm allergic to anything with fur, as are my kids, and I just can't do slithery! That leaves a very small group of animals to pick from! When I was in third grade we did aquire a hedgehog from a teacher that was moving out of state. He was quite old and grumpy, but I sure loved him. I would put on my big thick gloves to get him out, and take him into the backyard. That's why I used this sentiment. It was a lot of work to get him safely outside but it was so worth it! I decided to makea suprise pop up card, by pulling the ribbon on top it stands right up! It was so easy and I love how it looks! I used Hedgie hug from TiddlyInks. All the paper is from the We R Memory Keepers Maple Grove line.

It's that time of year when the kiddos head back to class and mother's everywhere give a huge sigh of relief! LOL! :) My oldest son loves everything about school, so he counted down the days until he was officially a first grader! I was so excited to make this layout with some cute back to school papers! I used the Henry's Brilliance line by Nikki Sivils, and a few sheets from Cosmo Cricket's "Boyfriend" line. In case you don't know the Boyfriend line and Earth Love line come in one paper pad and it is AWESOME!! I also used a Back to school Bingo card by Jenni Bowlin. The numbers are at the bottom, and the top is actually part of my title! Add some felt thickers, kraft cardstock and a good old wooden ruler to finish up this layout!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stitch IT!

Here is my latest card for Kenny K’s Krafty Girlz. This has to be one of my favorite cards. I love this card because it reminds me of when I played softball! I played for almost 10 years! So I colored Girl Batter from Kenny K’s shop in my old high school uniform! I love it! I tried my hand at hand stitching to make it look like the stitching from a softball. Hope you like it! All paper is from Sassafrass’ Monstrosity line. Join us this week at Kenny K's Krafty Girls to share how you like to STITCH IT!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Hoppin' with Simply Betty Stamps!

Are you getting your Halloween Hop on? How could you possibly resist? For my card I used that saucy little Devil Rio! I made a card and a matching milk carton candy box. Since Halloween is all about the spooks and sweets I had to find something yummy, Boston Baked Beans happen to be one of my favorite treats, and they matched my papers! LOVE it! Now you off to see what spooky treats await you at Catherine' blog.
Don't forget there is an amazing sale at the Simply Betty store! This is one you won't want to miss!
Here is Hop order
Calie ---BoO! You are here!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bewitching Wednesday!

As soon as I saw this sweet little Cupcake kitty, all I could think was how versatile he could be! So here is my Halloween cupcake kitty! I colored him with my Copics, the paper is from the Ravenhead Manor by Recollections. I made the flower using the same ribbon that runs down the center of the card. I pulled the black thread so the ribbon began to scrunch up then wrapped it around and around and stuck to glue. The leaves are spiderweb punches from Martha Stewart. What can you do with this cutie?

A little Sneaky Peeky!

I can't tell you how exciting it is to be Guest Designing for Simply Betty! Here is a little peek at the amazing Holloween Emo digis coming out on the 15th!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Birthday Time at Tiddly Inks

A very Happy Birthday to you! Over at Tiddly Inks the challenge this week is to create a birthday card or invitation. I knew exactly what digi I had been dying to use! This is Hip To Be Square from the Tiddly Inks Shop! Aren't they adorable? I decided to make a spring card to make these little party animals pop! I used Bazzill cardstock and Recollections paper.There is still time to get your birthday card linked up, so get busy!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wow! What a quick week! Seems like we just got started and its allready half over :) Today I'm sharing a card I made using the To The Moon Digi! I LOVE this stamp! LOVE IT!! The little boy reminds me of my youngest son! I used paper from Sassafrass' Monstrosity line. Twill ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and a sentiment from my go-to-gal Paulette at Create with TLC. Have a HAPPY Wednesday! The colors and rocket were inspired by Challenge 12 at Papercraft star! It's a photo challenge and there is plenty of time to enter!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Monster Munch

Hope everyone had a wonderful extra day off! Mine was fabulous, but now I'm trying to clean up and be ready for tomorrow. What I'm sharing tonight is my first idea for the Willy Wonka challenge at Burtonesque Dolls! This is what it said, Willy Wonka needs help! Create a new candy box, candy bag, chocolate bar, any fun and funky new candy you would find in Willy Wonka's factory. You can even create a fun and funky candy Wrapper! I had 2 ideas for this but only one is done as of right now I wanted to get it in the mix before the linky times out :) I'll try to post the next one later tonight. This was just a candy can that I made using Jude and his Shenanigan Crew Digi- by Simply Betty Stamps. I picked sweet little Dracula Mikey. Colored him up to match the adorable Whoo-ligans Halloween line by Bo Bunny! Colored some plastic letters using alcohol ink and threw together some Monster Munch! In short what "my little monsters" love to munch and a few eyeballs for good measure!

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I'm wishin' for a little bit of that fall chill, here in Las Vegas this week! I think thats what inspired me to pull out some of our pumpkin pictures from last year! My family and I LOVE carving pumpkins! In fact we each usually carve about 3 a year! I think the truth is we all love hanging out outside when the temperature is under 100 :) This week the challenge at TrailMakers was to use 4-6 photos! This one had me sweatin'!!
For my layout I used Little Yellow Bicycles Clothesline Come Together paper. Who would have thought that sweet line could look so spooky? The purple, orange papers and the swirl die cut were all from Nikki Sivils. Can't wait to see everyones layout with 4-6 pictures! It certainly was a challenge for me!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Good bye to Summer!

Even though we are still burning it up to 104 here in Vegas, there seems to be a cool breeze in the air at night, that hints autumn will soon be here! Fall is my favorite season, I love the rich bold colors of fall, the cool crisp nights, playing in the leaves! I made this card using TiddlyInk's Tree Hugger digi.

I colored the image with Copic markers using warm fall tones. Then decided to bust out my “Autumn” Flower Soft to show the beautiful colors of fall! The trim is from Really Reasonable Ribbons. All paper is K&Company. Also in case you are interested Christy from Tiddly Inks is holding a DT call. All you have to do is participate this month and do you crafty best to catch their eye! Check out all of the information on her blog.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Simply Betty Stamps Blog HOP

I am super excited to announce I will be the Guest designer for Simply Betty Stamps for the month of September! I can't think of a better way to start the month then with a blog hop featuring 2 (yes, that's right!) TWO new digi stamp lines! If this is your first stop, head over to Barb's blog to get started! Here is the card I made using Drew Digi. She is just SO sassy and devilish! The sentiment is from Create with TLC, and I thought it was just perfect!Next you are off to Catherine's to see what sPoOkY goodness she has come up with!

Now don't forget, four lucky winners will receive three free digis of their choice from these two lines! All you have to do is leave us some loving as you hop along!

Good luck now off you go blog hoppin'!
Calie ----> You are here :)