Creativity: Simply the act of making something new

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stars and Stripes

Keeping it simple and done in under an hour for The Crazy Challenge, I followed a sketch by Pals Paper Arts (PPA48) and used Graphically Speaking cricut cartridge for the flag and star strip, I made the initial strip cut too small but was able to use the left-over cut out stars to pop up against my white CB Swiss Dot embossed (embossing challenges this week by All Sorts, The Crafty Pad and Caardvarks) background which gave me an extra dimension to use for the ABC Challenge and I went with a patriotic theme for our upcoming Independence Day which is challenged by The Cuttlebug Spot , Fantabulous Cricut 4th of July (using a star),Cupcake Inspirations 4th of July,  One Stitch At A Time Stars and Stripes, Stamptacular Sunday Stars and Stripes Challenge and  Little Red Wagon, I used a new 12x12 pad of red, white and blue paper and that goes into S2G's 'Something New' Challenge, and  for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge Digi Doodle Shop, Sew Many Challenges and Fresh Brewed Designs.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2010


I did this simple music piece for my first run at using the piano cut off of Summer In Paris cartridge..keeping it simple..I added some CB 'swiss dots' embossing and a little ribbon and called it's off to enter into the following challenges...

Incy Wincy - music

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Enjoy the Ride

I made this Father's Day card following this weeks color challenge at The Play Date Cafe and sketch by Corrosive Challenge.  I used CB Candy Cane folder, Graphically Speaking (car and enjoy the ride) and Beyond Birthdays (Dad) cricut carts. 
One Stop Craft - for boys
Stamptacular Sunday's - tribute to father's
Raise the Bar - special guy
Magical Crafts - Father's Day
Incy Wincy - for guys
Cupcake Craft - for boys
Creative Craft - for man
Stampin Royalty - masculine
One Stitch At A Time - celebrations
Caardvarks - embossing
Fab -n- Funky - Father's Day

I do appreciate you stopping by!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I used Summer In Paris cart along with DCWV patterned paper, embossed w/CB Herring Bone foler, scallop border punch by Martha Stewart and a touch of Glossy Accents to dress up his suit for this Father's Day "Wisdom" card.  I followed Sketch Saturday's Week #107 sketch and The Play Date Cafe PDCC33 Challenge (raspberry, aqua, kraft and white).  Inside sentiment 'Happy Father's Day' wood mount stamp.  Given that this card is for a man and specifically for Father's Day... it appears that their are quite a number of challenges to submit this one... I had better get to it... Thanks for looking!
Incy Wincy - one for the guys
Cupcake Craft - one for the boys
Crafty Cardmakers - challenge 23 for men
Double Dutch - dad's treat
A Crafty Little Place - for the boys
Creative Craft - for a man
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Father's Day
Crafts and Me - friends/family
Totally Gorjuss - for the boys
Stamptacular Sunday - tribute to all Father's
Caardvarks - wet or dry embossing

Friday, June 11, 2010

Vegas Anniversary

When I saw the Polka Doodles Week 22 Challenge Mod/Retro Anniversary...I was all over it!  Gave me the perfect opportunity to use my wood mount Vegas sign stamp and some fabulously fun K and Co patterned paper... 
Polly Craft - ribbon/bling
Crafty Angels - favorite stamp
Cooking it up w/Katie - green, embossing, ribbon
Charisma Cardz - spots and stripes
Stampacular Sunday - I do, I do, I do
Magical Crafts - metal madness
Caardvaarks - embossing
One Stitch at a Time - boys to men
Creative Craft - for the man in your life
C.R.A.F.T - mens

Monday, June 7, 2010

Play Date PostCard

This card was inspired by
The Play Date Cafe - pale peach, peach, lemon challenge and Unscripted Sketches #58 and as a result of using Home Accents cart (Inspire and photo corners), some torn K and Co designer paper ink distressed with ColorBox Chalk Ink (peach pastel) and dry embossed using CB I am able to enter the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft - dazzle us
Crazy Challenge - distress it
Tuesday Taggers - texture
Crafts and Me - distressed
ABC Challenge- vintage
Charisma Cardz - flowers
Paper Play - flowers and sparkle
Meljens Designs - dry embossing
Busy Beauties - anything goes
AIFactory - anything goes w/a die cut
Frosted Designs - buttons
Stamping for the Weekend - summer/travel
One Stop Craft - make own design paper
Caardvarks - embossing

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tropical Bouquet

Used Life's A Beach cart for waves, sun, Bird of Paradise and Plumeria and EDPD for fishbowl...  (I just love using that fish bowl for flowers..) 1 sheet of K and Co PP, embossed w/CB Frills Border Folder and Tiny Bubbles folder, a couple of Recollections eyelets, some BasicGrey Bling and a touch of Glossy Accents for this warm summery greeting which follows a sketch by BasicGrey Challenges  and incorporates the following characteristics which fall in with these challenges:

Magical Crafts - metal madness
One Stitch at a Time - something new
The Pink Elephant - gotta wear shades
Cupcake Craft - summer delights
Crafty Cardmakers - fave and least fave color (least = yellow and fave = pink)
Papertake - fun fun fun
Tuesday Taggers - touchy feely texture
Charisma - flowers
PaperPlay - flowers and sparkle galore
Meljens Designs - dry embossing
Busy Beauties - anything goes
AIFactory - anything goes w/a diecut

Thank you so much for taking a look and I do hope to hear what you think...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Let's Dress Up

Used cuts from Summer In Paris (dress form) and EDPD (hangers) and PDDU (hanging dresses), ribbon off of a Coldwater Creek shopping bag, Recollections brad, CB textile folder, K and Co pp.... little bit of lace, chalk ink, bling and buttons...and here is my Play Date Cafe Challenge 31 and Sketch Saturday entry.

~ additional challenges ~
Paper Garden - girlie
Cricut Cardz - brads
ABC Challenge - vintage
Creative Craft - ribbons/bows
Pixie Dust - anything round
Digi Doodle Shop - anything goes
Just Us Girls - dry embossing
Sweet Stampin - pimp your card
Magical Crafts - metal madness
One Stitch at a Time - something new

Thanks for allowing me to play!