Wednesday, April 28, 2010

TOOT TOOT, AKA "Don't doubt my awesomeness!"

There are times in a girls life when she must decide whether to toot her own horn or not.  This one wasn't hard to decide!  Chris fully doubted my abilities with my spur-of-the-moment project idea...but he has since learned of my complete and total awesomness. 

My mom purchased great shoes for me for the wedding.  I do really love them.  The only problem was though, that I was worried that they didn't fully match.  See, I'm wearing a pretty white summer dress, with a cropped raspberry pink lightweight cardigan on top.  Terra is wearing a frilly white dress with a black sash and tiny black flowers along the skirt, with a gorgeous matching pink flower to put in her hair.  Chris will be in this black suit, white shirt and a pink tie that matches my cardigan.  WHITE-PINK-BLACK.  There in lies the problem.  The darn black!  I had nothing black in my outfit. 

On a spur of the moment we stopped by Payless to look at shoes (BOGO ya know!).

For some reason, i fell in love with these shoes- they are a pale lavender.  I'm not a ruffly type person, but they "spoke" to me, lol.  And heck, they were only $8 down from $25

The second i put them on, the idea hit me.  The shoes are fabric covered, and a simple design. 
So off to Hobby Lobby we went!

Yes people, I PAINTED MY SHOES, lol!  And it turned out 1000 times better than i saw in my head!

I took my time and painted (with a tiny brush) two coats of white fabric paint, pink fabric paint, and black fabric paint.   Whod a thunk it that it would actually work!  

So--what do you think? 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kristas Wedding Invitations

I made these Wedding Invitations for a very good friend. 
The are triple layered with white, pink, and black heavyweight Bazzill cardstock. 

I love the polka dot ribbon she asked me to use, don't you?

Monday, April 12, 2010


Don't cha love it?  I know i do!

I made this for two challenges:

The layout inspiration (and boy did it inspire!) came from the Clean and Simple sketch:

And the gorgeous colors came straight from the color throwdown challenge!

I really loved thinking outside the box...I typically do not use stamps as a background type of design, but i absolutely love how this turned out, so i know i will try again in the future!



Sunday, April 11, 2010

I'm so happy for you!

I made todays card on a whim (and at the last possible minute!) and really love how it turned out!

I made this for a friend, and was able to use two blog challenges as inspiration:

The Mojo Monday sketch was awesome and so much fun to play with!  I love being able to dive into my gigantic scrap pile and make something pretty!

The There She Goes Color Challenge was to use lemon yellow, agua, and grass green!  The second i saw the colors i began searching for the small scrap sheet of Basic Grey leftover from almost 3 years ago!

Perfect huh?  And easy peasy to boot!

Hope you enjoyed looking!

PAPER: Bazzill, Basic Grey
STAMPS: The {Stamps} of Life
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
BUTTERFLY: Colorbok punch out backed with cardstock
RIBBON: Details Accessories

Thursday, April 8, 2010

All kinds of Thanks!

LOVE these colors!  I never would have put them all together if it werent for inspiration from the

Thanks for looking!

PAPER: Bazzill, Wild Asparagus
STAMP: Studio G
FLOWERS: Bazzill, Prima
BUTTON: unknown
INK: Vivid Turquois
PUNCH: EK Success

Happy Birthday!

I love this combo of colors, don't you?!?!

Layout inspiration came from Just us Girls Sketch #27:
The color combination and playful feel were inspired by the

I really enjoyed making this one!  Hope you like it!

PAPER: My Minds Eye, Bazzill
STAMPS: The {Stamps} of Life
INK: Vivid Turquois, Memento Tuxedo Black
RIBBON:  Details
PUNCH: EK Success

This is LOVE!

Ok, i admit it.  I am fully, happily, and DESPERATELY in love, and i don't care who knows it!
I made this card for my fiance, only one month prior to our wedding!

I normally try and stay away from bright oranges and tangerines, as i am a University of Memphis fan and just cringe at the thought of UT orange...but i tried it out, and LOVE the results!

PAPER: Bazzill, Wild Asparigus
DIECUT: Cricut ovals
RIBBON: unknown
INK: Vivid:  Turquois
STAMP: Studio G

Thanks for looking!

New card: Hello

I made this card for my sister.  We keep in touch mainly through email and facebook, so i figured I would make her a suprise card, with no holiday attached!

I made this card for two Blog challenges:

The general layout was inspired by the sketch on:


the color combination, sentiment, and overall feel of the card was inspired by:

Thanks for looking!  I can't wait to get this one in the mail later today!


PAPER:  Bazzill, Foofala
STAMP:  Stampendous
FLOWERS:  Making Memories, Bazzill
BUTTON:  Unknown

Sunday, April 4, 2010

in preparation for a very Happy Mother's Day

I am trying to get ready for Mothers Day this year a little earlier than usual!
I made this card for two seperate challenges today:

Crazy 4 Challenges #31 calls for using kraft paper! 
I had been holding on to this peice of paper for a while, and wasn't sure what to do with it. 
Once i pulled it out I realized it matches the Penny Lane paper really well!

The Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge is responsible for the layout inspiration:

Supplies used:
CRICUT: Mini Monograms
PAPER:  Penny Lane, Archivers Cardstock, Bazzill, Bazzill Edge
STAMP:  Inque Boutique
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
COPICS:  YG03, YG23, RV02, RV21
RIBBON:  American Crafts
RHINESTONE:  Kaiser Kraft

Happy Easter Chickadee Treat

I really had so much fun making this for my future sister-in-law! 

I made this for three Blog Challenges:

The Cupcake Craft Challenge was to make something with a Spring or Easter theme, and to incorporate chocolate.  While i love the color chocolate....the real thing just can't be beat!  So i decided to make a Hershey bar wrap to give as a gift!

The Color Throwndown challenge was to use yoyo yellow, garden green and a soft suede color. 
The second i saw the challenge i thought of my Basic Grey scraps i had been saving for the perfect occassion!

The third is for the just add ink challenge which was....just-add-ink!!  I can handle that! 
I hope you like what you see!

Supplies Used:
Hershey chocolate bar
STAMPS:  The {Stamps} of Life
PAPER:  Basic Grey, Bazzill
RHINESTONE:  Kaiser Kraft
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SEI Cumquats, Vivid Olive & Spring Green

Saturday, April 3, 2010

You Make the World a Better Place

I made this card for three different Blog Challenges:

I had a ton of fun with this card, and am sooo thankful I was able to use some of the chipboard out of my giant box of unused chipboard!

Layout inspiration came from the (rotated) Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 107:

Color inspiration came from The Playdate Cafe Creativity Challenge #22:

Embellishment inspiration came from Stamp Simply 133 from No Time to Stamp:

This week’s challenge is dig out a chipboard piece that you
have and design your card or project around that piece or pieces if you like!

Supplies used:
Paper:  Bazzill
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Summer Sky
Ribbon:  Offray
Kaiser Krafts:  Rhinestones
Button:  unknown
Floss:  Karen Foster Scrappers Floss
Chipboard:  Making Memories & BoBunny
Flowers:  Prima & Imaginisce

I'm on a roll! Thanks from the Bottom of my Heart!

Wow, FOURTH card in three days, countless challenges conquered! 
I'm on a roll!

I made this card for three different blog challenges:

The Layout inspiration is from Unscripted Sketches #48 challenge:

Color Inspiration came from the Embellish Magazine Colors & Stitching Challenge:

Now this one was a true challenge! 
Sticking to a list of things you can use is tougher than i thought it would be!

Embellishment inspiration came from There She Goes Clear Stamps TSG48:

only 3 colors
only 2 designer papers
only 1 button
only 1 ribbon

I think i did well making all three chalenges fit into one card!
What do you think?

Supplies used:
STAMPS: The {Stamps} of Life
PAPERS: Jillibean Soup, Patterned Paper Scrap, Bazzill
BUTTON: Unknown
RIBBON: Unknown
PUNCH:  EK Sucess

Crazy 4 Challenges & The Color Dare CD62 submission

I made this card for two different blog challenges: 

The layout inspiration came from C4C30:

The color inspiration came from CD62

I really liked the color combo, especially since they are colors i wouldn't normally work with together!  It was fun figuring out how to combine both challenges into one card, and I love the way it turned out!

Supplies used:
Paper:  Bazzill
Stamp:  Studio G
Flowers:  Making Memories
Ribbon:  Details Accessories
Rhinestones:  Kaiser Kraft

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My ColourQ, EBTKS, and CPS Challenges

Whew....two in one week!  Trynig to combine the challenges is a little tricky, but it also really makes me think about my designs and how to make them the best!

I loved making this card.  I do not work in this size typically, and i also tend to overdo the style and have color all over--so it was nice to break away and challenge myself to make it pretty with very little color.  I kept thinking...KISS-- Keep it Simple Stupid!

The three challenges i did this week are for EBTKS Challenge 12, cQc#26, and CPS160

The color inspiration came from this weeks Colour Q challenge:

The size and layout inspiration came from the CPS Challenge:

And i also threw in the challenge from Everything but the Kitchen Sink...use string!

Thanks for looking!  I can't wait to be in a billion more challenges!

My Supplies:
Paper: Bazzill
Flowers: Prima
Button:  Doodlebug
String:  KF Scrappers floss
Stamp: The {Stamps} of Life

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mojo Monday & Color Dare Challenges

I made this card for two different challenges: 

Color Inspiration came from the Color Dare Challenge this week:

The layout inspiration came from the Mojo Monday weekly sketch:

I absolutely love how the card turned out!  This is my first time playing along with these challenges, i hope i did it right!
(and please be kind and let me know if i didn't!)

Supplies used are: 
Paper:  Crate Paper & Bazzill
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Vivid Pink
Ribbon:  Offray