Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Shabby Tweet

I love the color combo for this one and everything else just kinda came together...

Papers Used:  Coordinations (brown and olive) and a DCWV pp...
Cricut Cartridges:  HD cart for bird, branches and flowers
                   Stamping Solutions for sentiment
Martha Stewart border punch
TH Distress Inks
CB folders:  script and birds and swirls

*Challenges*
Crazy 4 (C4C26) - 3 textures
Color Throwdown - brown, pink/white, olive
Incy Wincy - touchy feely
C.R.A.F.T - ribbons and sparkle
Cupcake Craft - friends
Sophisticat - embossing
A Spoonful of Sugar - distress inks
Flourishes Timeless (FTTC55) - flowers
Crafty Creations - cut it and pop it
Just Buggin' - dry embossing
Caardvarks - sticker sentiment inside
Simon Says - vintage w/flowers
Crafty Catz - fancy edge and ribbon
Raise the Bar - 3 eyelets
Totally Gorjuss - flowers
Lexi's Creations - anything goes

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by... and your comments are always appreciated! 


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Embossed Butterfly

Butterfly cut from HA cart and colored by using different color box chalk inks and some TH Distressed inks then 3x embossed w/UTEE on the 3rd round added a little perfect pearls to add a shimmer tint which, unfortunately,  doesn't show very well in pic but looks pretty in person

"Thanks" to the following for their inspiration:
CPS - sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar - distress inks
Creative Belli - butterflies
Incy Wincy - touchy feely

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Springtime Hello

Thanks much to C.R.A.F.T for providing a wonderful sketch... and "Thank You" also going out to A Spoonful of Sugar for Challenge 91 - Spring is in the Air, Practical Scrappers -Flower Challenge, Pile It On - Flower Challenge
Carts used:  GS, George,  

Friday, February 19, 2010

Music Is Art B/W

Inspired by Crafty Ann's Challenge # 8 (Music) along with Just Buggin's Challenge #25 (B/W) and Charisma Cardz Challenge Week 7 (Sketch)
I used CB Allegro folder for the 1st time (I Love it!!!!) I embossed it onto glossy card stock..an idea I got off the Cricut MB (thx very much).  I embossed the center strip w/ UTEE and made flower w/Home Accents cart.  Oval cut and embossed w/CB using Nestabilities.
Inside sentiment:  "Just A Note"
Thanks to all of you for your challenges and inspiration...and for looking!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Distressed Time 2 Get Well

Used K&Company papers, TH distress inks, distress stickles, GS cart for Time and clocks, All Mixed Up for the '2' and BB for get well...sketch by CPS...

Challenges:
Get Well Soon - Creative Card Crew
Time - Tuesday Taggers

**Honestly..cannot believe that I almost failed to mention the 'glossy accents'... one of my faves to use... it's hard to see in the pic but the 2 and the clock hands are covered with glossy accents and also not noticeable in pic but words 'Time' and 'Get Well' are popped... **

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Stamping Solutions Hello

Used my Valentine's Day present Stamping Solutions cart for sentiment and flowers...in conjuction with a week long 60% off Michael's coupon shopping spree which brought home a wonderful pack of K&Company ribbon, used nestibilities for oval and CB D'vine Swirls...  TFL!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Seeing Spots

Inspired by my new Spots & Dots embossing folder and eager to use another fun paper from MME... I put this together to go along with 365 Cards Sketch Sunday and pulled the color combo from My Grafico..

TFL!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lacey Valentine

Just when I thought I had done all the Valentine's I was going to do...out came this Lacey Valentine... no cricut..used CB Birds & Swirls...  TFL!

Challenges
Crazy 4 (C4C23)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Coffee Time Thanks

Following a sketch from Taylored Expressions..I used GS cart for graphics and MME papers...for this little coffee time thank u...  TFL!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

AZ Get Well

I used 50 States cart (AZ State Flower and Bird) for 1st time with this 'Get Well' which followed today's My
Grafico sketch (MG34)..
TFL!

Also used: WC for lettering, CB swiss dots & diamond plate, TH Distress Ink to color birds

b My Valentine


Feeling very inspired by the new sketch A Spoon Full of Sugar posted..and not wanting to see the Music challenge offered by Our Creative Corner go..I wound up with this sort of musical valentine...I hope it's in the right key..  :)  TFL!

Cartridges used:  GS & WC

Monday, February 1, 2010

ThankU4Music

I wanted to make a thank u for my best friend who had taken me to a concert for my b-day... so, naturally I wanted it musically delicious... I struggled with the music paper and in the end made my own..(xerox copy of sheet music and a lot of distressing makes for some really good musical patterned paper)..  Embossed with CB swiss dots & floral screen...sentiment off BB and although hard to see in pic the words are slightly standing and that was thanks to applying a little glossy accents behind lettering... (i luv glossy accents)... also used a fiskars border punch & MM eyelets... TFL!

Challenges:
My Grafico - eyelets
Ooh la la - distressing
Crafty Ann's - metal (eyelets)
Frosted Designs - embossing