Monday, January 25, 2016

Glittery Valentine

Can you believe February will be here soon?  My birthday is in about 2 weeks!  I'm celebrating with a bunch of my friends and having a wine and paint party....but that's another story.... Our new challenge is ready for you at the Use Your Stuff blog!  Renee is challenging us to use sequins and/or glitter on our pages.  Now we all know that I have a love/hate relationship with glitter that I am not sure I will ever get over.  Certainly not at this point, so I decided to forego actual glitter and instead, cracked open a big stack of glittered paper that I had.  I really loved the red and knew it would be perfect for a Valentine's card I need to send out to my Secret Cupid on the SCS site. I totally CASE'd it off of this card from Pinterest!  I hope you like it and I hope to see you play along with us on the blog this week!


Paper:  Recollections
 Stamp: Stampin Up

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Blessing and a Gift

Hi Everyone!  I'm back from my annual Cuba vacation, which was perfect of course! Amazing weather and lots of fun! Time to get busy creating again!

  Our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff is to create a project using 3 different patterned papers.  It's for challenges like this that I love co-ordinating paper from manufactures, and when they are double sided- even better! As I was doing a monthly challenge on the Scrap Shotz site as well which was to use a themed paper for a non-themed project, I chose some Valentine's Day papers from My Mind's Eye. I've had these papers for years and it was finally nice to get them open and used.  I chose them for a new baby layout instead!  I hope you like it and I hope you will join us on the blog and play along.

Paper: Be Loved & Love Me Do: My Minds Eye Vellum sentiment: DCWV Embellishments:  Ribbon, sequins - Michaels, Clear Date Piece - Little Yellow Bicycle, Hearts & Brads - My Stash

Monday, January 4, 2016

Old School

It is our first challenge of the new year at Use Your Stuff and I went old school for this one.  The challenge was to use tags on your project and I found some bits and pieces in my stash...die cuts, scraps, transparencies and decided to go with this layout. I don't often do double page layouts, but one of my challenges for this year is to use up my stash and a double layout will definitely help me do that!   It just has some simple stamping and inking.  I haven't found pictures to put into it feels vintage to me, so I need to find some of my old pics and see what I can pop in there. I hope you like it and will join us at UYS this week and play along!  


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! I am not a big resolution maker, but I am challenging myself to do more cards and layouts this year than last.  A reachable goal I think.  So I wanted to start off right away. My card today is for a SCS challenge for Free For All us a cupcake/cake/frosting image.  I chose this Cupcake Belle image from C.C. Designs -- I haven't used it in awhile.   I hope you like it birthday
 Stamp: CC Designs - Cupcake Bella, Stampin Up - Celebrate today Paper:  Stampin Up - Moonlight Card Base: Michaels Dies: Stampin Up - Balloon Framelits, Spellbinders Inks: Ranger Coloring: Copics Embossing: We R Memory Keepers