Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Monday - New Challenges and 2 Lucky Winners!!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends and family and delicious food.  Mom made Great Grandma's Chocolate Pie - so yummy.  Dad smoked a Turkey, and we met Dave's family at Black Eyed Pea for lunch - it was a great day!  This weekend we also got to hang out with a good friend and spend some extra time with Dave's brother Thomas and his girlfriend Jennifer.  We had such a good time.  Can't wait to hang out with them again.  :)

Now it's back to work, back to reality, and back to Paper Therapy for a new challenge!!  This weeks Challenge is Buttons and Bows.  You card/ layout/ altered item must contain buttons and bows - how you make that happen is up to you. Here is my take on the challenge:
This was a fun challenge for me becauseI had to use an embellishment I don't use often, and I tried to add a new technique for me.  The faux stitching is new - it's something that is super easy, but I never think to use it.  I also don't use buttons that often so I tried to REALLY use buttons this week - I think I pulled it off - what do you think?

Supplies used:
Crimson Cardstock - Creative Memories
Green Patterned Paper - K&Co "Let it Snow" 12x12 Specialty Paper Pad
Green Buttons from Stash
White Sheer Ribbon
White Gel Pen
Brown Pen
Brown Scallop Square Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Scallop Border Punch - Fiskars Border Punch

And now to announce the winners....

Rasia and Clarisa!

Congratulations ladies!  Email me your address so I can get your RAK in the mail!  Thanks for playing!

I hope you all enjoy your week, and that you join us over at Paper Therapy this week.  We'd love to see you stretch your creativity and have fun.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Monday - Masculine Challenge - RAK

Happy Happy Monday Bloggers.  Only 3 days left til Thanksgiving, which means a short work week for me.  Yay!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Dave and I spent the weekend getting out finances in order.  One step closer to being full-fledged adults....Yay...or something....  Good news is we're in a lot better shape than we thought and we now have a plan to get into a house.  I am so excited!  We'll still be waiting a little while longer than I would have liked, but I will have to be patient to get my own Babrie Dream House...complete with Scrap Room, Home Office, and Game Room - so Dave and I will finally have out own looking forward to that.  ;)

Monday also brings another awesome challenge to Paper Therapy.  This weeks Challenge is dedicated to the man/ men/ boys in your life.  Our sweet boys and men are so wonderful, but so often their pages and cards make our heads spin.  We challenge you to create a card or layout desinged for the special men/ boys in your life.  I made cards - here's what I submited for the Challenge:
I made this using Creative Memories Primary Power Pallette.   I actuallly designed this card during Croptoberfest while trying to design some fun masculine cards while designing some fun easy cards - to kinda take the scary out of card making. 

I really hope you can join us at Paper Therapy this week.  In fact, I'm not above bribing this week...hee hee.  I will be RAK'ing 2 Make A Wish Card Kits to 2 people who participate in this week's challenge - post your card by midnight on Saturday, November 27 and post a comment back here to let me know you posted a challenge.  I will draw my winners Sunday and announce it here on my Blog Monday with the new challengle.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving filled with wonderful times, fantastic food, and togetherness with your family.

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Monday - Thank You Challenge!

Hi Bloggers!

It is Monday and only 1 and 1/2 weeks til Thanksgiving!  I know I am excited - we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

Monday also means a New Challenge at Paper Therapy!  We had a blast with last week's ad challenge, but it was a tough challenge.  This week, with Thanksgiving looking so close, Kristin, our fearless leader wanted to challenge everyone to create a Thank you card or Layout expressing Thankfulness.
I designed a super cute Thank You Card using Making Memories Noteworthy Embelishments and Cardstock from my stash:
I also wanted to use this week's challenge to try out a technique I haven't used in a long time - Watermark Patterned Paper.  I trimmed down the pink cardstock to slightly smaller than my base card and stamped it with watermark ink - I love the tone on tone look you get.  Then I punched the edges with my Fiskars Threading Water border punch.  Then I glued a glittered frame to cardstock and cut around the edge, and inside the frame to show a small border inside and out.  I spelled out Thank You with Making Memories with glitter letters and then used a glue dot to adhere the glittered die cut flower to the edge of the frame.  I love the look that the watermark ink has on always amazes me. 

Supplies used:
Card Base: Seafoam - Paper Source
Pink Cardstock - American Crafts
Fiskars Border Punch - Threading Water
Clear Stamps - Basic Grey
Watermark Ink Pad
Die Cut Frame and Flower - Making Memories - Noteworthy
Glitter Letter Stickers- Making Memories

Our Design Team really rocked this challenge out too!  You should go check it out, and definitely feel free to come and play!  Be sure to check us out!
 I hope you have a great week and I can't wait to see what you create this week!  And stay tuned - next week I'll have a special treat for 2 lucky readers - but you have to come back to see what's going on.  :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Monday - Challenge #6 - It's in the Ad!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I am happy to report that Dave and I made it back to Dallas safely. For those who don't know, we went to Pennsylvania this weekend for the Ruhl Family Reunion. While we were there David got to meet my Dad's family and Mom's family - the loved him, and a good time was had by all.

Now it's back to the o'l grindstone, and time for another new challenge for at Paper Therapy. This weeks challenge is to create a project inspired by this ad:

And here's my take on the challenge:

I was inspired more by the apearence of depth in this ad than anything else, so I tried to design a card that had the appearence of looking through a row of trees.  These cute trees were cut from my Cricut and the new Creative Memories Cartridge.  The larger trees are pop-dotted up to give the look of dimension.  This week was a real challenge for me, but I had a great time.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Have a great Monday!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Bloggers!

I hope you've all come down from your Trick or Treat Sugar highs and survived Halloween.  Ours was very quiet.  We went to the Stars Game Saturday - won 4-0 against the Sabres.  Woo Hoo!  Sunday we spent the day watching Ghost Hunters re-runs until the 6 hour live show.  It was a pretty quiet investigation, but it was still fun.

Now it's Monday, which means the first day of November, and it also means it's time for another challege at Paper Therapy!

This weeks Challenge: Holy Moly!  You must create a project with a hole in it somewhere - a page, tag, box, bag, card - whatever your fancy - just make like swiss cheese and put a hole in it!

Here is my take on the challenge:
Ok, so this little guy has made an appearence on my blog before, but ain't he cute?  I just had to use him again. :)  This card was made from Heidi Grace's Paradise Point line.  The background is a yummy metalic flocked pattern, and the red flowers are cut out of the coordinating patterned paper.  The sentiment is spelled out of chipboard letters by Basic Grey - ps - if you are attching these to flocked paper, use liquid glue to make sure they are stuck down well.

I hope you will come over to Paper Therapy and play with us this week.  We're a fun bunch and the folks there are super nice and have a lot of talent and friendship to share!  See you there!

Happy Monday!