Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Under the wire....

Happy Wednesday!

How's the weather where you are?? For us, rainy! Not so cold, but wet. Humid. But not cold. I can deal with that. Tomorrow, the weather is supposed to partly cloudy, and warm temperatures. We'll see. ;)

Can you believe that May is almost over??!! I had seen this challenge at the beginning of the month, and had yet to tackle it. Until tonight, that is. I tackled it. I was determined.

This card will be entered in the Some Odd Girl May Sketch challenge, which can be seen here. I am also entering this card in: Simon Says Stamp challenge, seen here.,

Talk about making under the wire. This challenge closes at midnight EST. It is now almost 9:00 p.m. Phew!
MME Blush papers, SOG stamp, Studio Calico stamp

So, that's it for me. I need to clean my craft area, and perhaps go on a treasure hunt on the Some Odd Girl forum...Who knows?? :)

Have a great night. Be safe. get crafty.


Monday, 27 May 2013

Just another Manic Monday

Happy Monday??

yech---don not like Mondays. They should be banned, really, IMO. lol

I hope you all have a great Monday, though!

I made a layout this past weekend. It actually took me ALL weekend...I think I lost my mojo, or it's asleep, or something. So many ideas going through my head, but the ideas are not going to my's taken a detour, or something. Anyways. I finally finished this layout for a challenge. Actually for 2. I've had these papers for a long time...since their release, actually. This picture is the only one I have on my son when he was in Grade 4...about 5 years ago. I had started the layout...but never finished. It's done now.

This is for Crop Chocolate. Cocoa creations #2, using DeeDee Catron's UnWow Studio sketch.

Here's my take:
Jillibean papers, American Crafts Thickers, UnWow Studio hexagons, Distress Paint, Studio Calico washi tape

I'm also entering this layout into another challenge: Anything but a card challenge  Dust off your supplies ...sort of a spring cleaning theme. Right up my alley, it seems.

That's it for me. All I got. I so want to make more layouts this week. I am going to try again tonight.

Have a great week. Be safe. Get crafty...I hope I can.


Sunday, 19 May 2013

I got crafty....

Hi y'all!

WOW! It's been 2 weeks since my last post. I has thrown me a few curve balls lately. Lots of drama, and stress! I won't bore you with the details, that's not what I want to blog about.

So, as some of you may know, my fave online site has shut down their retail site, but not their social site, which is a small relief. But it seemed, and it still does, to not have their weekly challenge, and the usual banter on the site. BUT!!! The weekly challenges have made their return!! woot woot! :)

Cocoa creations # 1--- Let's Celebrate!

Make a card, layout, or project to celebrate someone's birthday! Easy peasy!

Here's my entry.  I used BG paper (red), MME washi tape, the 'candles' are rolled papers from EP and MME,  there's Cosmo Cricket rub ons on the washi tape. The 'Celebrate'  rub on, The twine, or 'wicks' are from Queen and Co.

I then decided to check out other challenge blogs---I felt like I needed to change my train of thought, that's how bad my thoughts were going...seriously, not pretty! But it's much better now, don't worry!

Now I also like DCWV...their stacks are pretty darn cool. I don't have many, as they are expensive to ship from the States, because, well, they're Stacks, and pretty heavy!! And I do not get to Michael's too often to purchase them, with my coupon that is!! I refuse to pay almost 30$ for a stack of papers, even if they are beautiful!! Anyways, I scored big time, and I mean BIG time with the purchase of this stack. Nine bucks for this Stack and the rubons included, found in the liquidation part of Walmart! It's the SWEET stack, and yep! It was a SWEET deal indeed! lol

So, I took on their sketch for the month of May. My first time. And I'm not so sure of it. But it's kinda cute...but kinda missing something.

Of course, my subject was my little monkey April. Cheeky monkey/monster...depending on the hour/

I then decided to tackle another challenge.

Yeah baby!

I made this card out of my scraps for the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge #101--Scrap Attack, which can be found here.

Here's my entry. I used my scraps from Carta Bella True Friends and EP Sweet Girl (2 of my current fave kits of ALL time!!). A few scraps from other EP papers, and MME papers. The sentiment is from Elle's Studio. I also used my sewing machine--can you believe that??!! Say WHAT?? haha.

So those are my crafty projects today----I definitely need to do this---thank you Keith, for letting me getting crafty!!

Now, I believe I am going to pop a movie on, and watch it with my kids!

Have a great night. Get crafty. Be safe.


Thursday, 9 May 2013

NSD challenges.....completed!

Happy Thursday to you all!

I hope your week is going well.

Mine--ech! lol. But we won't be going into that!

Saturday past was National Scrapbooking Day! My favorite online scrapbook store, Crop Chocolate, had challenges issued. Soooo...I took their challenges, and did the best that I could! Let me say, they tested me....they really did! I was brought out of my comfort zone many times, and cried a few! lol Call it emotions...yep, I was a mess! Even DD  was comforting me, patting me on my shoulder, telling me that I can try again! lol. Yeah, I was a mess!

Challenge #1 was: Homage to summer. Create something with a sunburst.

Challenge #2:Tic Tac Toe. We had to choose 3 items in the sketch provided , and create with them.
I choose stamp, button, lace.

Challenge #3: Buttons & Bows

Challenge #4: Bugs . This challenge was to be made with a bug, and something out of one's comfort zone. Well, for me, using ribbon is a hard thing to do....Can never get the ribbon to align properly, and I find that it looks 'goofy' on my creations. The bugs....well, ladybugs are adorable.

Challenge #5:Bling, bling, bling!

Challenge #6: Crafting the window to our souls.

Challenge # 7: This is the card that never ends. OK, for this challenge, it caused me the most grief.  It took me almost (or more!) 6 hours to figure this out. I look it up on Youtube, watched various videos, looked at step by step tutorials, yeesh! I cried, I had 2 meltdowns.....yeah, alot of grief. BUT! I succeeded!! YAY! Did I like this challenge---nope. But it's done, and I am proud that I did it.

Challenge #8: Scrap and sketch challenge. I think this was my favorite! Probably because I broke out my latest collection kit from Echo Park, Sweet Girl. I must say that I am in completely in love with this kit. I think I am going to get a few more pads....they are that awesome!

So, that's it.

All the challenges completed. Phew! Now to clean up my craft room---looks like a tornado passed through!

Have a great week. Be safe. Get crafty!