Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Embossed using CB candy cane folder, photo corners from SB cart, flower from GS cart... Thanks for looking!

Sketch Saturday Week #100
The Play Date Cafe - challenge 26 (PDCC26)
Die Cut Dreams - make own flowers
The Cuttlebug Spot - favorite flower
The Crazy Challenge - buttons, brads, eyelets
A Spoon Full of Sugar - challenge 101 3D
Pollycraft Monday - challenge 41 make own flowers
Kaboodle Doodles - challenge 29 embossing
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
One Stop Craft - challenge 77 metallic
Crafty Angels - summer or bright colors
Creative Card Crew - April showers bring May flowers
Creative Belli - die cut shapes

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I found a sheet of paper that I had picked up as a freebie that struck me as very cute and girlie..patterned with various perfumes..and from there I went to EDPD and cut out my own perfume bottle and dug into a stack of metallics for the coordinating papers..I embossed using CB 'Tiny Bubbles' and 'D'vine Swirls' folders, used GS cart for wording and added some shimmer using a paint brush, versa mark and perfect pearls

Friday Sketchers - sketch 99
One Stop Craft Challenge - challenge 77 metallics
Practical Scrappers - floss, fibers and ribbons
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Creative Belli - challenge 89 'die cut shapes'
Daring Cardmakers - die cut crazy
Magical Crafts - something for the girls
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - embossing

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Congratulations Bouquet

I used a fishbowl out of  EDPD cart and a variety of flowers that I picked out of some already made ones and some that I made myself with a sheet of KandCo pp for this congratulatory bouquet..

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday's - bows, buttons and bling

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hole In One Birthday

Following a sketch  for C.R.A.F.T challenge 46 - sketch.  I used MME 'Boy Stack'  patterned papers and EDPD cart for cuts along with CB Herring Bone and Spots and Dots embossing folders for this birthday card which I am happy is additionally eligible for the following challenges:

Stamp Something - something layered
Secret Crafter - a day out
Kraftin' Kimmie - one for the boys
Raise the Bar - movie(Tin Cup)
Paper Sundaes - card w/no people
Cuttlebug Spot - at the movies (Tin Cup)
Ooh-la-la - vintage man

Thanks for stopping by..

Friday, April 16, 2010

A Beautiful Day...

I used EDPD, PDDU and 50 States carts, couple pieces of patterened paper out of scrap bin and a couple pieces of scrap solid paper and I can almost hear the birds singing in this Beautiful Day scene..Thanks for looking!  Hope U Have a Beautiful Day!

Paper Sundaes - make a scene
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Creative Belli - die cut shapes
Cute Card Thursday - touchy feely
Meljen's Designs - add 3D elements
Crafty Ann's - let the sunshine in

Just Add Ink

Used SB cart and CB Victoria folder to enter Just Add Ink challenge using a sketch  by Pals Paper Arts.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Flamingo by the Sea

Used Life's A Beach and Everyday Paper Dolls along with 3 patterned papers (DCWV) and a couple of scraps, embossed w/CB Diamond Plate folder to create this fun summer birthday...oh..and topped off with a little stickles and a dab of  Glossy Accents
Pixie Dust - wings
Paper Cutz - 3 patterened papers
Lot To Do -  embossing
SSDS -Bday
Totally Gorjuss - texture
Paper Sundaes - make a scene
Magical Crafts - animal antics
Sir Stamp Alot - fantasy
Stamping Vacation - leaf, dry emboss, use die cut, make something glitter
Incy Wincy - magical
Cuttlebug Spot - bling,bling,bling
Sophisticat - distressing
One Stitch At a Time - distressing
Practical Scrappers - glitter/bling
Crafty Angels- my favorite things (flamingo's)
CraftyCard Makers - a challenging challenge
Crafty Ann's - let the sunshine in
Penny's Paper - anything goes
Creative Belli - die cut shapes
ABC Challenge - sparkle

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Birthday Bloom

Made flower using GS cart and a patterned paper by Prima and topped off with a little dab of glossy accents..did some tearing and some distressing and followed a sketch by 365 Cards and incorporated a few other elements off the following challenges:
Sophisticat - distressing
Practical Scrappers - glitter and bling
Crafty Angels - my favorite things (glossy accents)
Crafty Ann's - let the sunshine in
Pals Paper Arts - flowers
Totally Gorjuss - texture
Simple Doodles - inspire others

Friday, April 9, 2010


This is for Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Challenge 'Wings' and follows sketch by BasicGrey Challenge and includes color challenge from Color Throwdown..

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mojo Monday meets Color Chef

Excited for Mojo Monday's first sketch of the month and intrigued by Color Chef Challenge 46 I put this masculine 'Thank You' together...
Keeping it simple... I used 1 DCWV patterned paper and the rest solid scraps.  Flourish images stamped w/ Versa Mark.. cut and embossed ovals using CB...
Thanks very much for the challenge and the inspiration!
But wait !!!!...there's more!!!!....
as an added bonus... I was also able to enter into the following challenges:
Polly Craft - Challenge 38 'Anything Goes'
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 98 'One for the boys'
Simple Doodles - Challenge 'Add some layers'
S2G Challenges - 'Anything Goes'
Just Add Ink - Challenge 'Open'