Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Where Does the Time Go?!

Can you believe it's October 1st already?!!?! I can not, nor can I believe that my sweet niece, Jordan turned 18 yesterday!! And she pointed out to my sister that this will be the last birthday that she celebrates at home! Whaaaa?! Please, someone stop the clock from ticking!
Here is the birthday card I made her. I used this sketch from Cardabilities
I used the diamond paper from Studio Calico on top of my cardstock & added some border stickers (from Crate Paper & Studio Calico). Then I added my doily, letting it reach beyond the edge & trimming the excess.  A tag & some label stickers (all from Crate), adorned the doily. The wood veneer hearts are also from Studio Calico. The floral sticker is from Crate & the pom pom trim is from Fancy Pants. The numbers are vinyl Thickers. 
 The pretty ribbon for my bow is from Lovebug Creations. Unfortunately, the store closed in September!! Heartbreaking!

I hope Jo enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her!!
Have a fabulous night y'all! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lil Baker

Hey everyone! Monday is upon us & it was a rainy & dreary one here. Fall is settling in & I couldn't be happier!
I have a layout share today. This one was created for the September technique challenge at Scrapbook Circle  which is to use sewing or stitching on your project. Here is my page:
I hand stitched the word "yum" on my tag. 
I used the paper's from the 6x6 pad from Crate Paper. The stickers are all from Crate's Notes & Things collection. The "love you " cork tag is from Scrapbook Circle. 
The "enjoy" chippie is from Heidi Swapp.  All the wood veneer hearts, arrows & the small camera are from Studio Calico. 
 The "no. 3" chippie button & enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye's Market Street collection.

My glitter alphas are Thickers. I am also playing along with the challenge at Scraptastic Club to add glitter to your page.
How sweet is this photo of Ty helping me make brownies?!! Love it!  

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful night! (My bed is calling my name!!zzzzzz)


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another Layout

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend-I know we did!! I hate that it's coming to an end.
But the school week means that I get lots of scrappy time! And I am loving that I have found so many fun challenge sites to play along with!
This layout was created for the current challenge at Scrap & Play, which is to incorporate a top 10 list on your page. Here is what I came up with
I asked my daughter (who just started middle school) to list her top 10 favorites about her elementary school (she is missing it some now). 
I also played along with Scrap Our Stash & stash challenge #18-Back to School. You can read all the details here
I used book paper & lined paper; a pencil (the sticker from Crate); paper clips; alphas & numbers.  

I lvoe the way the tag turned out. I used the small cloud mask from SC & my Tattered Angels blue mist to create the background. The sentiment is from Crate. 

Supplies: cloud mask-Studio Calico
-rumple ribbon-Lovebug Creations
-patterned paper-Crate Paper; My Mind's Eye
-enamel dots-My Mind's Eye
-stickers-Crate Paper
-"favorite things" & "no. 1" chipboard die cuts-Echo Park
-flatback-Jenni Bowlin
-Fiskars star punch 

Thanks for popping into my lil' blog today! I hope you have a great evening. 


Friday, September 26, 2014

CSI #140

Hey crafty friends & happy Friday! It's a gorgeous day here & my cold is finally gone!! Yay-just in time for the weekend! It's going to be a busy one here again with riding lessons & baseball games tomorrow, a high school reunion tomorrow night (my hubs') & a trip to the pumpkin patch planned for Sunday. I also need to make some time to play tennis as I only played once this week because I was sick. So needless to say, the weekend will flyyyy by!

I was able to play along with the latest case file at CSI  recently.
I love the color scheme here & the fun "evidence" too! Here is what I created:
I started with the striped paper from Pink Paislee & added layers of other papers from Lily Bee & October Afternoon. Striped & dots were also one of the evidences. My tissue paper in green also has polka dots on it. I used a wood veneer speech bubble from Studio Calico & a wooden banner from Little Yellow Bicycle. I have some heart stickers from Crate Paper & a couple of cork hearts from Crate. 
I used the word "explore" for my title & journaled about my son's fire house filed trip adventure on my tag. 

Other supplies: 
-chipboard buttons; enamel dots-My Mind's Eye
-5c flatback; label sticker; kraft feather die cut-Jenni Bowlin
- epoxy stickers-Glitz Design
-cork "love" sticker; corrugated cardboard "4"-Jillibean Soup
-border sticker; "love you" sticker-Crate Paper
doily-Martha Stewart
alpha stickers-Basic Grey

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Scrap Our Stash

Happy fall y'all! It has really felt like fall these past few days-rainy, grey & temps in the 60's. I love it!!

Being stuck inside with a cold has it's positives: I have gotten a lot of scrapping done! I played along with this sketch from Scrap Our Stash
And the challenge is to use an item for each letter, A,B & C. And to include 1 journaling card, 2 photos & 3 patterned papers!
Here is what I came up with:
For the letter "A" I used arrows. For the letter "B" I used buttons; and for the letter "C" I used cork embellishments.
 The journal card above is from My Mind's Eye. My alphas are Thickers & the buttons are from Teresa Collins & older ones from my stash.
My 3 patterned papers are all from Studio Calico. So is the pink twine.
The cork arrows & banner sticker are from Crate Paper.
My two photos were taken on a day trip to Jamestown during a rare moment of peace & tranquility when my kids were getting along! I cherish them (the photos & the kids)!!

I hope to be back soon to share more layouts.
Take care!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Card

Hi y'all! I hope this hump day is a good one for everyone. It's chilly & rainy here & I have a cold, so that makes for a perfect day to stay in & create!

I made a "thank you" card in working with the current color combo over at Color Me Scrappy
And I used this sketch from Cardabilities
Here is my card:
I started by inking the edges of the card with my Tim Holtz distress ink & then added some ink splatters using Studio Calico's Dark Calico mist. Some of the hexagons are fussy cut from a piece of My Mind's Eye paper & some are punched from other patterned papers using my Martha Stewart punch. I also used my MS branch punch here. 
The three small enamel dots are from BoBunny & the twine is from Jillibean Soup. I added an apple brad that has been in my stash for ages! 

Thanks to CMS & Cardabilities for the creative jump start &  thanks y'all for stopping by!  

Stay creative!
xo Stephanie 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

And More Birthdays....

Hey y'all! I quickly want to share some cards I made last week & just realized I did not post here.
So my sweet & dear friend turned 40 last Friday, & since she lives out of state, I was not able to celebrate with her. Bummer! I did however make her a pretty card & I hope it brings her a smile!!
Everything I used here is from Studio Calico, with the exception of the rumple ribbon. That is from Lovebug Creations in the color Jaded. 
I love how the silver doily, wood veneer numbers & the pastel feathers blend together. The look is muted but also sophisticated. Happy 40th birthday, Laura!!!

The next card I made is for Ty's best friend who turns 10 on Saturday! 
I used the fun glitter dot cardstock that I recently picked up at Hobby lobby. And I raided my stash to finish off this card! (I love when I can do that & use up older items.) The "oh boy" & "smile" circles were punched from a piece of paper from Pink Paislee's Hey Kid collection. I popped them up to give them a little more dimension against the dot paper. The "celebrate" & circle strip are older stickers from Cosmo Cricket. 
I think I have mentioned before that I hold on to everything, & for me, there is such a feeling of accomplishment when I can use my older products!

Thanks for visiting today. Make it a crafty one!!

*I am linking up to Paper Issues "Anything Goes" linky party.