Friday, November 20, 2009

Mini File Folder Organizer Tutorial

Good morning everyone.  I sometimes like to browse YouTube and see what is out there and I came across this awesome tutorial that was really neat. I don't know about you, but I have little folders around all over the place with print outs from the internet and I could really use one folder for all the different project types. I thought I would share my find with you.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

TGIF Challenge #2 Update

Due to lack of participation, I am going to make this a Bi-Weekly Challenge. The current challenge will be extended until next Thursday (Turkey Day).  So lets see what you got to honor our veterans.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Card Pattern Blog Sketch Challenge 41

Good morning.  I am having so much fun with the challenges all over the net.  I decided to participate in The Card Pattern's Sketch Challenge this week.  Below is the sketch and my card.

What I did was use my cuttle bug with the swiss dots folder to do the upper and lower sections of the card. Then I took the small purple squares and used ink dots ink to stamp the flowers and ink the edges. I used some scrap card stock and layered the patterned glitter paper on the metallic gold card stock.  I used some thin gold metallic ribbon for the bow. Lastly, I layered purple card stock on top of the patterned glitter card stock and stamped the words "Thank You". I also used 3D glue squares for the big diamond and the sentiment to make them pop. I can not say what company made the stamps because they were clear stamps that I received from Card Maker Magazine. I belong to their Card Kit of the Month Club.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Caardvarks Challenge

I decided to enter a challenge on my own.  I love challenges and excite that I am hosting a weekly challenge on my blog.  But I also like to enter other blog challenges.  Below is a pic of my entry for The Caardvarks Challenge
It is not fancy..  pretty simple design

Saturday, November 14, 2009

SVG File For Sale - Christmas Stocking 01

Good morning again...   I have decided that I need to sell other items that I make including some of my svg files. The company I work for is cutting back and forcing us to take a manditory day off....  this hurts the wallet.  I need to make it up somewhere.  Don't worry, I will still offer freebies in addition to the files I have for sale.  This is my first svg file for sale and you can grab it at my Etsy Shop.

Friday, November 13, 2009

TGIF Challenge Winner and Challenge #2

Good morning.  We have a winner of last weeks challenge.

I need all participants to send me a private email at to claim your file for participating and entry number 4 is our winner and that is Melinda Perez.  I need your email too so that you can get your extra files for winning.

Here is her Card she made for the first TGIF Challenge Sparkle It Up

Now for this Weeks TGIF Challenge.........  Honor our Veterans is the theme. Submissions must be in by next Thursday, Nov 19. Again..  you must be a follower of my blog. This time just post a comment to this post with the address of your blog entry.  Please do not post to your whole blog, just to your challenge entry.
Our sponsor this week will be The Cutting Cafe. Three Files will be given away.

Below is a sample from the first member of my design team Gloria Westerman

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good Morning... Reminder and Another Freebie

Good morning everyone...   tonight at midnight  is the deadline to have your challenge submissions in..

I have a new freebie for you today.  It is a sample of my second digital printable paper pack.  It is one of the papers you get in my new Weave It Papers which is now available in my etsy store located at the bottom of my blog.
                                                        Click Here Tod Download Sample

Here is what the entire pack looks like

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Challenge Reminder

Don't forget to get your entry in for this week's TGIF challenge....  sparkle it up

Sympathy Card

Good Morning everyone!  I made this sympathy card last night for a friend of my boyfriend's whose father passed away. I used some sparkle..  (as per my TGIF challenge this week) by adding 2 rinestones and the backing paper for the picture is a glitter paper. I attached a gold bow. I ran the card base through my cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder. I also stacked a 2 sets of flowers, white and pink attaching with brads. The sentiment was printed on my computer.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Mister Linky List for Challenge

I am not sure if that is working properly or not.  I had one person comment that they tried to add their link and didn't see it anywhere so they left a comment.  I am asking that if the Mr Linky will not work for you to just leave a comment in the challenge  post with the direct address to your blog post containing your project.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Card Pattern Blog Sketch Challenge 40

I decided to enter the challenge on Card Patterns Blog for this week.  Here is my entry.  It is a twist on the traditional Christmas Card.  It has a little retro taste with a touch of Vintage style.

My First Digital Printable Paper Pack

Good morning everyone.  I finally got my first digital paper pack done and ready for purchase.  I am on my way to the poor house...  so ...  sorry but have to charge for this one.  I am a firm believer in giving things away and I do that alot.  But somethings I have to ask a modest fee for.

You can find the item in my etsy shop at the bottom of my blog or by clicking here..

Friday, November 6, 2009

Have A Sponsor For TGIF Challenge #1

I  now have a sponsor for my very first challenge.  Sher from the scalhints yahoo group has stepped up to the plate.  Here is what she is offering...........

Each participant will receive a free svg file from her store.  Everyone will get the same file of Sher's choice.  The winner of this weeks challenge will receive one more file of their choice from Sher's store.

Make sure you visit her store and look around.

ATT: My First Hosted Challenge - TGIF Weekly Challenge

TGIF Challenge #1

Good Friday to everyone!  I have been digging the challenges posted all over the blogs.  Now I am jumping in and having a weekly challenge on my blog.  It is the TGIF Challenge.  Sometimes it will be a sketch and other times just a theme.  I am working on lining up sponsors to give away prizes.  I am not sure if I will be able to get one for this week because this was a last minute decision to host a challenge.  However, I am hoping I get a great response for this week to show my potential sponsors that there is an interest. The greater the interest the better the prizes should be.

This week's theme is "Sparkle It Up".  Create a card or scrapbook layout or what ever your project of choice is but add some sparkle to it.  Submissions are due by next Thursday.  Winner will be chosen on Friday and the next theme will be announced.  Soooooo..  show me how you sparkle.

To Enter:

1.  You must be a follower of this blog.

2.  Below, add your link to your card post on your blog. by clicking on the Mister Lively image. If the Mister Lively fails to record your entry, then just leave a comment in this thread.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bitten By The Bug Weekly Blog Challenge

Ok.. The Bitten By The Bug Blog  is having a blog challenge this week.  The challenge was to use the penguin from Joys of The Season Cart to create a card.  Here is what I came up with.

I printed the pattern paper from the collection of papers that I am designng myself. I also bought some stickles glitter glue and used it on the Seasons Greetings and the snowflake stamps on the penguin's belly.  I am not too pleased with the Seasons Greetings Words..  but that is how we learn..  by trial and error. I learned that glitter glue does not work well for fine detail images.

Freebie: Printable Paper

Good morning.  It has been a few days since I have posted.  I have been very busy.  But I have a freebie here as an introduction to a line of products I will have for sale.  I have been making my own paper designs and printing them for scrapbooking and card making projects.  The first line of paper I am making is called Flannel Jammies.  The very first design in this paper pack I am offering as a free sample..... The paper is 8.5" x 11"...  Enjoy!