Saturday, August 27, 2011


It's another challenge at Our Creative Corner!  The fabulous Vicki is our hostess again this week with a color challenge.  I decided to create a Halloween card, I had these fabulous ghosts with gray book print on it and just had to use it for this challenge. 

I stamped the concave die cut  with Going Grey and antiqued it to match the ghost.  The letter are stickers I had to paint, since I didn't have any red letters and I wanted then to stand out.  The background is wood grain embossed with white craft rubbed along the edges with red stitching around it.  I love halloween, you get to pretend to be someone else for a night.  It's like being onstage again...

Head over to the OCC and check out what the rest of the DT team came up with, then get your craft on and join us!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

OCC Sketch challenge

*Please excuse the quality of these photos.  My camera is on strike and my back-up one is on vacation with my in-laws, so I had to use my phone.*

Hello ladies!  It's Our Creative Corner challenge time again and the lovely Vicki is hosting this challenge this week.  She has created this sketch for us to use.  I have to say, it's a layout I LOVE to use....of course every time I've done it, it's on the of my first cards accepted for publication was almost this exact layout!....and I have another one with it coming out soon...

This week I decided to use this DCWC paper I've had laying around for a while.  I love the color combinations in this pad; yellow, green, tan, silver, black and lots of glitter!  The only thing I didn't like about this card is the stitching.  Next time I think I'd do a silver thread instead.  The black is too much and seems to throw it off the balance....hummm.....
Anyhoo - go check out what the amazing OCC team has come up with, Jen's is a knock out!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It's Juicy!!!

Hello again ladies, I'm the hostess again this week at Our Creative Corner!  This time, I thought I'd take it easy on tricks up my sleeve....  I have another inspiration photo from my trip to the Green Market in Copenhagen.  

Imagine if you will - a Walmart sized building FILLED with fresh produce, ONLY fresh produce.  Boxes of cherries, nectarines, peaches, elder berries, mini watermelons, strawberries, fruit I had never seen before, the colors, the smells....amazing!  I took a few photos of the gorgeous fruit boxes, each little piece of juiciness just waiting to be baked into a danish....hee, hee....  
I had so many options for this, so many in fact, I think I'll end up making another creation for this challenge!  But for now, I wanted to make another CAS type card.  
I started with a clear window sheet and wanted the card to have a little surprise to it, like this one I made last week.  The doily has the sentiment stamped on it and it is adhered to the inside of the card.
On the outside of the card, I used my new PTI Melon fruit die and stamps for the watermelon.  It's hard to tell from the photos, for the seeds I used black Stickles for a little shimmer.  I added a little shabby bow and it's as cute as can be!  I think I'm going to make cookies to match I just need to make them for someone 'cause lordy  knows I don't need to eat them.  Now, please join us for our challenge - it's juicy!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I'm hosting the challenge again this week at Our Creative Corner, and again I'm using my trips as the inspiration for this challenge.

When I was there, I had the most amazing opportunity to go to the Green Flower Market.  A HUGE warehouse with lots of vendors selling my favorite!  Think 2 Walmarts put together and you'll get the idea of the amount of space they had....amazing.....  It's a shame they don't have something like that here in Ohio, on second thought, I think I would spend all my money of flowers instead of paper. 

I took a ton of photos of my visit there and of all the lovely flowers I saw blooming around the city.  Those photos are the inspiration for this weeks challenge, HOWEVER, you cannot use any flowers in your creation....I know, I'm a stinker....  

I used 6 different patterned papers to create the background for The Shabby Tea Room  Mix and Match challenge this week. It was harder than I thought, but I like how it came out.  
This is for my dear sweet BFF Cristy.  Thursday was her birthday and I made a surprise visit to see her and take her out for lunch with some of her other friends.   We always have the most amazing time together, even if its just hangin' out watching Amazing Race.  We have been friends for over 20 years and will have many more years of fun, tears and sharing to come!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thanks type

This is a fun little creation I made a while back that I just realized I hadn't shared with you yet!  Isn't it a fun one?  It was really easy to make, perhaps I'm turning into a CAS crafter instead of shabby-cutesy....hum.....