Tuesday, January 31, 2012

" Big Deal " Scrapbook Place challenge week 4

So our "Big Deal" challenge this week over at Scrapbook Place was to use a large photo for your focal point..easy peasy..especially since I LOVE 5x7 prints and order mostly that size.  Once again I went to my My Minds Eye stash for this layout..I just love this collection!
I used a photo of the boys at the train tracks, this is one of favorite photos of the boys! Added a MME rubon, some Wild Orchid Crafts roses, and a little stamped sentiment.

Monday, January 23, 2012

SYAO 2 challenge

So I'm taking the plunge and joining the ScrapYour $ss off challenge over at Paper Secrets ..so who wants to join me??  You have to be registered by Feb. 1..so get a move on.  :)

MME sketch challenge

I found this awesome sketch over at the My Minds Eye blog with the theme of "new"..so I thought what a perfect layout for my new Nephew. This is my brother and his first child Davey..we just love him, he is so precious to us!! 

 I have used papers from the first Lost&Found collection for the background, the circles and the rosette.  In addition to the papers the journal box and quote are also from an older MME line I had stashed away..but they just went perfectly with this layout. Pearl/rhinestone flourish by Prima. Metals from Making Memories.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

"Outside the Box" week 3 Scrapbook Place challenge

So our challenge for this week over at Scrapbook Place is to think "Outside the Box"...outline your image with an embellishment of some sort.  I chose velvet ric-rak in a rust orange color to outline my image.
I have layered a few pieces of MME lost&found "Sunshine" pieces. The I and U were chipboard pieces from my alpha stash.  Flowers by Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Velvet ric-rak by Basic Grey. Brown Tulle from Hobby Lobby.  LOL..I just realized a stray piece of the tulle is sticking to the bottom of the card, what a terrible photographer I am..haha!  Anyway, this little card is for Hubby..its as masculine as I could manage..haha..I'm not very good at doing masculine cards, but I hope he likes it.  :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Scrapbook Place week 2 challenge

So I made this card a week or so ago for a challenge over at Scrapbook Place..it was a blue/black/silver challenge. But I sent it to my sweet friend and wanted her to receive it before I posted the pic. So now that its in her hands I can show you.
So according to the "no buy" rule..I have used papers from my stash, long forgotten hydrangeas,
some chipboard stickers I found in my bin that matched perfectly, a rhinestone flourish I've been hoarding, and this sweet sweet little digi image which you can pick up for free

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mojo Monday and Colour Create

Its another Valentine's Day card today for the Mojo Monday and Colour Create Challenge blog. For me, Valentine's Day is all about vintage and shabby chic...love it!  Its all me!!  So for the Colour Create Challenge the colors are red, cream and sage. Perfect to use the MME  Lost&Found collection once again.  I have used this weeks sketch over at Mojo Monday..love this sketch! 

The Goods:
DP: My Minds Eye, Lost&Found two
Die: Tim Holtz bird cage, rosette
Trim: Hobby Lobby
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Resin stickers: K&Company
Vintage Sheet Music and pearl flourish: my stash

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Sunday!!

So we saw a little snow here in NC on Friday morning..just a little dusting but with a promise that Winter is definately here.  Just a few weeks ago we were putting up Christmas lights outside with shorts on, now its BRRR cold! But I welcome Winter because that puts us that much closer to Spring, and I do LOVE Spring!  

 So today I wanted to share another Valentine card that I have made using some more of the My Minds Eye paper pad I hold so dear....just love it!! I knew I should have bought more, lol!  These patterns are from the Lost & Found 2 Blush 6x6 pad.  I've added a couple pieces of ribbons I picked up at Hobby Lobby awhile back..love the pink sparkly tulle!  I bunched it up a little in the center..not exactly what I had planned in my head for it to look like, lol..but it will have to work since its stapled..heehee!    Have a great rest of the weekend!  I am looking forward to a day off tomorrow!    Hugs,T
DP: My Minds Eye Lost&Found 2: Blush
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies: Fleur De Lis Square Spellbinder  and Label Die

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

SFYTT and Wild Orchid Crafts challenge

Wow...the holidays went by in a blur of action. I can't believe its been since October when I last updated my blog. I made lots of Christmas cards and projects but never found the time to post them with all the Holiday happenings, now it a little late so I will head on to Valentine's Day cards..haha!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!

Soo..my first card for the year will be a card I made for two challenges. I used a sketch from I Heart to Stamp blog SFYTT (sketch for you to try) challenge. 
Such a great sketch that can be used so many ways!  I paired this sketch with the Wild Orchid Crafts challenge which is "anything goes"  wooohoo...my fave!

For this card I have used a Kraft cardstock base along with papers from My Minds Eye Lost & Found collection.  I used a spellbinder die to cut the image and layered it with a label spellbinder die cut.

Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Pin: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl flourish: Prima
Charms: from craft stock
DP: My Minds Eye, "Lost and Found"