Sunday, January 30, 2011




About a week ago I was blog-hopping all of my crafty friends blogs, and I found a post on Kristy's blog about picking your one word for 2011, and scrapping it. I really like this idea, especially since late last year, I had started to make some changes in my life. It was pretty easy for me to come up with my word, which is 'fly'. My layout says 'spread your wings and fly'. This is exactly what I intend to do this year. 2010 was a year of great loss in my life, in many ways. Not only did I lose 2 of my grandparents, but turns out, I had been surrounding myself with so much negativity, I was drowning in it. It was all around me, everywhere. I woke up. And now I am putting my wings on and flying away from it all ;) I haven't broken completely free, not by a longshot, but I now know I am strong enough to fly, fly away. Nothing is stopping me, except for me! And I'm not going to hold myself back anymore!
So there is the premise for my word for 2011....FLY!
Now y'all know I made this layout with a few challenges in mind too right??? Wouldnt' be me if I didn't ;) There are two challenges this is for. One is the Outlawz color challenge, colors are orange, cream and gray. ANother is for Artistic Papercrafting Sketch challenge. Jill got permission from this fabulous blog called Creative Scrappers to use their sketches for our challenges (since none of us are talented enough to make our own sketches lol!)
** and i almost forgot! i had stared at the inspiration collage over at Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers FOREVER! this layout is also my take on their collage. I used the same collage format, and covered it with butterflies!**
So there you have it. Thanks for visiting my blog today ;)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

thinking of you...

I got so caught up in all the anniversary challenges at Some Odd Girl last week, AND getting fun stuff made for Artistic Papercrafting's weekend crop, that i totally FORGOT to post this card I slipped in for Some Odd Girl's regular challenge!!! I made this for their 'let's get embossed ' challenge. I also entered this in a color challenge at the Outlawz (pink and brown!). Thankfully I'm remembering to actually blog this so I can enter it! I'm famous for makign stuff and saying to myself 'i'll just post it later....' and yeah...then the deadline passes!!! So here it is!

Out for Publication

Thanks for visiting my blog today ;) I made a layout this morning I'm pretty proud of, but i'm keeping it under wraps for a few more days...stay tuned!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Final SOG challenges...AND something NEW!

I'm all done with SOG anniversary week challenges! yay me!!! Here are my final 2 creations. This first one is for the SOG COLOR CHALLENGE, I used the new SOG digi Royal Love:

pucker up

ANd last but not least is my card for the MINI CHALLENGE. THis card is teeny tiny! I used one of my nestabilities circles to cut it if that tells you anything about the size! I used a digi that i BELIEVE was the very first freebie offered on SOG when they first launched ( I could be wrong, but I think so!)

what up?

Well that was fun! I did learn that I am better at coloring people than animals with this! those they were challenging for me!

On another note! There is a BRAND NEW FORUM in world! It stems from an old cafe-mom group that was called ARtisitc Papercrafting. Well...the same group is now it's own entity! Check it out!
(i think you can just click the badge and it will take you there!)

Anyways...Thanks for visiting my blog today, and hope to see some of you at Artistic Papercrafting! (we are cropping today ;)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

SOG-elements challenge

Trying to get all of these anniversary challenges done for SOG this copics are getting a workout! Here is my Elements project. The elements I used are:

*almost forgot! this is also for the Outlawz copics challenge for 1.21!!!**

Only 2 more challenges left for me to complete! One of them I already have colored, so I best get busy ;) Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

my SOG-gy girls ;)

Today's challenge over at Some Odd Girl was for the KIDS today! I asked my kids if they would like to make a card, and they said they just wanted to COLOR! Nothing wrong with that! They are pros with the crayons! I pulled up my folder of Some Odd Girl digis and let them pick which one they wanted to color!
Caitlyn picked nana-split:


and Alexis picked the turkey (got him as a freebie one month and don't seem to see him listed in the shop anymore!)

They sure had fun coloring ! They are very proud of their little masterpieces ;)


gettin' my SKETCH on!

I did not one, but TWO sketches from Sketchy Thursday's today! The first one is for the challenge that they posted just today the 1.20 sketch, I jumped right on it!

washington monument

this next one is for their guest DT spot for next month. I am 100% certain this is not going to win, as I looked at some of the competition and well...WOW! Some of these ladies are SUPER TALENTED! BUT....I thought i'd give it a shot just for here is my take on THAT challenge:
baked with love

at least I had fun with paint today, on both projects ;) Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1 digi, 3 ways!

This may seem like a challenge, but really it was quite simple....just a bit time consuming making 3 cards for one challenge!!! So...of course, I made 3 cards, using 1 digi (for the Some Odd Girl anniversary week challenge!) AND made sure each card encompassed some other challenges as well! Turns out, this challenge made me quite productive today ;) are all 3 cards together, using the Some odd girl digi 'big pressie tia'

1 digi, 3 ways

This first card was my first attempt at coloring in a 'black and white' style with my copics....not sure if it looks ok or not, but I'm also entering this card into Moxie Fab's 'gray is the new black' challenge as well...I am totally digging gray these days!

This second card is a Christmas card ( i know, CRAZY to make a Christmas card NOW!) and I'm entering it into CPS, sketch 201, and The Outlawz, 'show me some red love' copics challenge.'
holiday wishes

This last card has GOT to be my favorite. It just turned out WAY better than I hoped ;) Im entering this one into the Outlawz Jan. 11 color challenge (pink, red, white) , and I used the sketch from Card Patterns (sketch 98).

I just love you to pieces!

So there you have it! 1 digi, 3 ways! If you haven't already checked it out, you should go to Some Odd Girl this week and help them celebrate their anniversary, I had FUN with this challenge ;)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Enjoy the Ride

So my box of brand new Close to my heart products arrived yesterday (yay!) and of course I had to play!!! So here is a sneak peek of some NEW products coming next month! I made this card for Skipping Stones Designs blog hop sketch challenge:

enjoy the ride

The patterned paper I used here is actually available now (from the Wings paper pack!) but the stampset, called 'enjoy the ride''ll have to wait until Feb 1! ANy-whooo....hubby's ship pulled out today for a 6 month deployment, so I'm doing my own thing for a while! (that means, not feeling guilty about sitting and crafting ;) That's all I got for now, thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Holiday Magic

I always do this! I make a layout for something and then forget to post it! Not this week....Im getting it posted right in time! This layout I made for Sketchy Thursday's latest challenge:


That's all I got now, it's almost time to go make dinner ;) Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a few cards...

ok, so now that i have magically found my creative mojo, i just don't wanna stop creating! here are a few cards (with challenges listed below them!) i have made:

Hoo loves you?
This card was made for a challenge on a new site called 'the outlawz', it is today's color challenge! I used a sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches, sketch #97

Birthday Greetings
This card uses Mojo Monday's current sketch, is also for the Outlawz, and i'm entering it into Card Makin' Mama's current challenge which is 'girls just wanna have fun'. AND, I almost forgot, the reason for my bright pink bow! This card is also for Moxie Fab's Color Inspiration: Bright and Bold!

love monkey
This card is another one I made multiple of to send on the ship for the sailors to (hopefully!) send home to their loved ones! I used a sketch from Get Sketchy, challenge #69.

And...that's it for now! I also have a layout for sketchy thursday, but i'll post that tomorrow i think!!!
thanks for visiting my blog ;)

Moxie Fab--Gray is the new Black!

I happened upon this challenge over at Moxie Fab a few days ago and have been toying with it ever since! After a few attempts that ended up in the garbage.....I finally think I have perfected it!!! There are 2 different color schemes, but both are accented with GRAY! I made a bunch of these as I am sending them with my husband when his ship deploys for 6 months on Thursday. The inside says 'happy valentines day!' Im hoping he will pass them out to some of the other guys to mail home to their wives/girlfriends (or husbands/boyfriends--there are ladies on the ship too!) At the very least, I SHOULD get a valentine right??? So here are 2 versions of the same card, featuring 'gray is the new black'

Smile orange

Smile purple

I should also note the other challenge this card is for. I got the sketch from Unscripted Sketches (sketch #88) Here is the sketch:

Also, the orange card fits with Basic Grey challenges, #35, dots and spots! it uses a sheet of Basic Grey Sugar Rush paper ;)
That is it for these cards! I've got a few more I have to get posted at some point today, I am in a mood to keep creating though, hate to stop and post!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

lazy day...

I decided to be lazy today and stay in my pj's all day and maybe do some crafting. Well...didn't turn out too good, or maybe I"m just THAT good at being lazy, I was too lazy to even get anything accomplished! In an entire day, I managed to get one card done. There was an attempted second card, but well....I'm chalking it up to 'wasn't meant to be'....(yeah, it was BAD!)
So here is the card I did manage to make, and a list of challenges I managed to multitask into it:


1. Paper Sundaes #51, circles
2. Let's ink it up #8: anything goes
3. Card patterns, sketch #97
4. Crazy for Challenges #69, color inspiration

thanks for visiting my blog today...back to being lazy! got a few more hours left in the day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sketchabilities, sketch #38

Hope everyone had a happy holiday. I have been absent, haven't felt very crafty lately, been super busy, just haven't been able to sit down and dig in! I saw this sketch on sketchabilities though and may have found some creative mojo ;) Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on it:


All supplies are Close to My Heart aside from the 'hang on to your' stickers! Im amazed I was able to use THAT MUCH CTMH! Anyways...let's hope the mojo is back to stay! thanks for visiting my blog today ;)