Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Egg-celent Easter

Used Wild Card cart for frame and  basket out of Storybook...I was looking for something to act as a handle on a basket and cut out the letter 'S' accent/frame and discovered if you take the inside piece that cuts out and turn it around a end up with a lovely easter basket equipped with flourishes..I made the upper right grassy egg flourish using SB letter 'A' fancy/corner feature and a wood stamp.  Eggs were cut out using Nestibilities and embossed with CB... I also ran a stiff paint brush over VersaMark ink pad and then across a couple different Perfect Pearls colors and  brushed over eggs to add a very pretty shimmery look... additionally used some stickles and a little glitter pen... Thanks for looking!

This is for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays sketch challenge and just so happens to also fall into a few other challenges...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Early Bird Gets The Worm

Using one sheet of paper by K and Co, a little snip-it of yarn for the worm, some stickles and some color box chalk inks to distress a bit .. and here is my take on this weeks sketch by Taylored Expressions additionally I found the following challenges in which to submit this colorful spring feed..

Your Next Stamp - distressing
Daring Cardmakers - tweetie pie
Lots To Do - springtime
All Sorts - spring is in the air
Crazy 4 - spring
Our Creative Corner - spring/easter
The Secret Crafter - spring has sprung
Incy Wincy - spring/easter
Crafty Catz - spring

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I only used one sheet of patterned paper by DCWV..added some CB Swiss Dot embossing and am now sending out to enter into these challenges:

Polly Craft - sparkly
Ooh-La-La - anything goes
Pile It On - pastels
Creative Card Crew - going dotty
Crafty Creations - spots and dots
Your Next Stamp - distressing
ABC Challenge - Q is for quotation
Paper Play - good luck/thank you
The Play Date Cafe - med pink, pale pink, pale yellow
Crafty Catz - spring

Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for any comments!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Green Spring Greeting

Seriously... I never knew there were soooooo many shades of green!!  :)
~ Challenges ~
Incy Wincy - green
Pink Elephant - spring
Stamp Something - green and cream
C.R.A.F.T - citrus
 For Fun Challenges - green

Thank you for taking a look and for any comments you might have! 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

Carts:  HA, SB (butterflies) and  PS (grass/flowers)
K and Co Designer Paper along with a wrapper from a package of TH masks I dug out of the garbage
Color Box Chalk Inks (lime pastel and chestnut roan)
TH Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Stickles, glitter pen and a few other odds and ends embelishments

Cupcake Craft - flower power
Pollycraft - distressing
Ooh-la-la - anything goes
Die Cuts R Us - create flowers
Flourishes Timeless - celebrations
Creative Card Crew - celebrations
Posh Designs - sketch
Crafty Creations - make your own flowers
Cricut Cardz - flowers, birds or butterflies
Flutter By Wednesday - open but with butterfly
Charisma - butterflies
Paper Play - seeing double
Play Date Cafe - photo interpretation
Pixie Dust - buttons and flowers
Raise the Bar - go green
The Townscrapper - 3 buttons
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Rosie D's - think spring
Magical Crafts - things with wings
Stampin' B's - spring
Pile It On - pastels
Papercutz - anything goes

Thank You for challenging me!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A VERY Vintage Thank You

This is probably my most favorite style or technique least it is currently... I just find it so fun to work with the distressed/vintage tools...and the best part is that there just never seems to be 'too much'...(feel free to correct me on that if I'm wrong!) here is a list of toys I used to play with this time... :)
Paper = K and Company
TH clear stamps (7), TH masks (4), TH distress inks (peeled paint, walnut stain, antique linen and vintage photo), TH distress stickles
CB - Script folder

A BIG Thank U to Cuttlebug Spot for this weeks Vintage Challenge and to The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge for a fab sketch to work off of ...
Color Chef Challenge 42 - yellow, green, brown, cream
Polly Craft - distressing
Ooh-la-la - anything goes
Creative Belli - eyelets
Crafty Catz - shades of green
Frosted Designs - favorite technique
Practical Scrappers - chalks/inks
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - open

Monday, March 8, 2010

A little White note...

Cuts made w/ HA cart and embossed w/CB Spots and Dots and Swiss Dots and sentiment heat embossed
Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments!

Ann's Creative Nook - GCA #80 white on white
Just Us Girls - sketch
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - open
Papertake Weekly Challenge - buttons, bows, brads or bling
Cupcake Craft Challenge - flower power
SophistiCat - flourishes and bling
Ooh-la-la Creations - anything goes
Crafty Creations - one color

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Oriental Cracked Glass

couldn't decide which pic better.. w/flash or w/out..
Cuts made with GS cart, black strips CB embossed then highlighted by wiping paint brush across a versa mark pad and into gold Perfect Pearls then brushed over embossed area; center image stamped w/Staz On then versa marked entire surface and heat embossed w/ UTEE 3x after which placed in freezer for about 5 min then removed and proceeded to crack the glass...  Thank U for looking and your feedback is always appreciated!

Mojo Monday - sketch
Sophisticat - oriental
Cuttlebug Challenge - cracked glass
Cupcake Craft - circle
Crafty Catz - green

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Candlelight Birthday

Cut and embossed candles using CB and added a little glossy accents and liquid pearl to add a little 'wax' effect.... sentiment from George cart. Thanks much for stopping by!

Charisma - birthday w/candle
Polly Craft - distressing
color create- Challenge 39 (red, black, off white)
cut it pop it - crafty creations
dry emboss = Just Buggin'
Crafty Ann's - new teqnique
C.R.A.F.T - ribbons and sparkle
Raise the Bar - 3 of something
designer paper - button ribbon
Crazy 4 -  3 different textures
buttons/bows - Kraftin Kimmie
sparkle and shine -= Stamp, Scrap and Doodle
Thanks for looking!