Sunday, August 29, 2010

SOS August Challenge

I hope you came my way from the Scrap Our Stash blog (if you didn't, you should definitely check out what's going on over there!) I made this card for my bestie and I hope she really likes it. It features a great sentiment stamp from one of my favorite stamp companies: Waltzingmouse Stamps! I also used this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch for some inspiration!  The tricky part wasn't the crochet flowers or chain. It wasn't matching the purples or cutting the paper. It was getting the darn metallic Staz-on ink to stamp right. I've never used this stuff before, but I really like that I've spent hours practicing on scrap paper with it! You can't really tell, but the paper that it's stamped on is mirrored and purple, I think it came out quite nice in real life!
This is the part where it pays to read through all of my ramblings! If you read this thing regularly, you know that I said my SOS post would be sweet, and it is! I have a stamp set to give away! I was at a store this week and I saw this Basic Grey stamp set and thought to myself - a set with flowers, what a perfect giveaway! So, here's the deal: post a comment about your favorite stamping technique/brand/ink/paper/etc and become a follower by September 1 at 12:00 am eastern time to be entered into the random drawing. EXTRA BONUS: Post again if submitted anything for the August SOS Challenge to get a bonus entry (This is open to Design Team members)!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Merry Christmas...again!

So, I was over at Claire's blog today and I saw that there was a WMS Challenge Blog. Ok, I knew that it had existed but I never really paid much attention to it. Until today. When I saw Claire's post about free stamps, I thought "eh, I never win anyway" but then I saw the sketch.
Oh, the sketch. I love the sketch. I was super inspired by the sketch. And yes, this is a very simple project, but I now feel ready to tackle Christmas. Oh, yeah!
It was one of those easy nights for crafting. :) You know those days when you have a vision and you know which paper you'll use and where the heck everything is! Long story short, I chose to use the sketch to make this cutie of a tag. Can you guess what the family and friends that are now smattered across the country are getting for Christmas? Thanks, Claire! (Oh, and who am I kidding...winning would be AWESOME!)

A little color and a little sketch

I've been in a really crafty mood lately, it's resulted in all sorts of cards for my friends (this being one of them). I took the colors from the SPCC Challenge  and matched them up with the sketch at Get Sketchy and created this card for my shoe junkie friend. I'm getting more and more into paper piecing but I'm just not all the way there yet.As per usual, my card is super simple. I may *consider* something a little more "fully-loaded" next time. I'm just not so sure about that whole arena of cardmaking...or scrapbooking! This card has SU stamps and ink, colored with Copic Sketch markers, and Bazzil paper. And it wouldn't be my card if the button and ribbon weren't from Goodwill! (I have to find a new one now that I've moved!) BTW - You will want to keep an eye out for my SOS post, I'm sure it'll be "sweet"!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hi, my life is crazy! I'm sure yours is too!

In case you were wondering, I did finally make it to Ohio. We unpacked the essentials, bought furniture from Craigslist and IKEA, went grocery shopping, and then I left for training in Jersey City, NJ. Apparently my life is full of craziness and I'm not allowed to live anywhere for more than 2 weeks now. Oh, did I mention we're about to fly back to Montana too? Yeah, really crazy life around here. And I'm pretty sure that a cold in August is really considered the plague. So I guess I'm just spreading the plague around the country, thanks NJ! :P I guess I could spread some love instead!
In all of the craze I forgot to post my winner for the blog hop in July. So hopefully Michele sees this post and gets back to me because her special something is all bundled up and waiting to be addressed! Are you there Michele? This is what she had to say about my post:

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...
I love ornament! I just became your follower! Thank for the idea!

Of course, no post is complete without a project! I have a special card for you that is going to a special friend and it's for a challenge site that I hold dear to my heart. Yeah, that's right, this card is for the Technique challenge this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I'll give you more pics and details once she gets the card. :) Hope you like it!

PS - This is from the June Swapping Sisters stash...I have no idea where July is...