Thursday, October 31, 2013

Recycled Pringles Cans!

I've been holding on to these Pringles cans just waiting to turn them into something.  I finally got the idea to use them for my grandkid's treat cans for Halloween this year.

Personally, I think the bats are my favorite part!  All these cuts are from Paper Doll Dress Up except for the iron gate and that is from Ornamental Iron.  I added some curly ribbon and raffia and there you go!

Thanks for stopping in by!

This project entered here:
Die Cuttin' Divas - anything goes
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays -anything goes
The Ribbon Carousel - Fall/Halloween
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces - Fun Friday Linky Party
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Halloween
Divas by Design - use orange
Fab & Funky - Halloween
Flutter By Wednesday - any winged creatures
Little Red Wagon - Halloween
Ruby's Rainbow - Halloween/Halloween colors
Scrapper's Delights - Halloween
Sisterhood of Crafters - Trick or Treat

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Celebrate" Card for Creative Craft Challenges

                              Celebrate what?  Anything you want!
This card is for our "It's Only Words" challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges.   The digi is from our sponsor, Melonheadz. 

I added a little color to the black and white digi with markers and sparkly gel pens, then cut it out with Spellbinders.  I've added bling from Spare Parts Embellishments and 2 ribbons bought at a yard sale.  I left the inside blank so it can be used to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, exciting event or whatever. 

So come on over and join us with your "It's Only Words" card!  See you there!

This card entered here:
Crafty Sentiments-anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas-anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sympathy in Lavendar

Hello!  It's my turn to host the challenge at My Sheri Crafts. I figured there would be plenty of Halloween or Fall challenges this week so I went in a totally different direction.  I chose the theme "A Little Comfort" - make a Sympathy or Thinking of You card. This is one type of card I don't keep on hand and always seem to scramble to make when I need one.  This one, however, came together pretty well and is made all from scraps.
 The sentiment stamp is from "My Sentiments Exactly" and is a inside and out set.  I added a little bling with my I-Rock and a ribbon from Wal-Mart.
 I inked the inside by masking the center with a scalloped oval cut and applied the ink directly to somewhat mimic the purple paper used on the outside. 
Just a simple card, but I'm pleased with the results.  

I hope you will join in with us this week, but first be sure to stop by My Sheri Crafts and see the beautiful creations from the rest of the team!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed the visit!

This card entered here:

Crafting with Dragonflies - Nature/flowers/leaves

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Smilin' Frankenstein

Welcome!  I'm glad you're here!  Today I have  fun little card for Tuesday Throwdown challenge "Creepy Crawlies". We are sponsored by Simply B stamps and I've used her Franken Millerstein for my card.
Isn't he cute?  Who would be afraid of him???  He's colored with Spectrum Noirs, the papers are scraps from last year's Halloween cards, the orange burlap ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and that cute sentiment stamp is from Ink A Dink A Doo.  I've had this sentiment stamp set since the spring and this is the first time I've used them.  They're really cute and all written by kids.

So come  over to Tuesday Throwdown and join the fun!

I've entered this card here:
Craftitude - Anything goes/Spooky
Parade Your Crafts - Halloween
Clear It Out - Halloween & orange stash item (ribbon)
Cuttin' & Stampin' - Orange, Green, Purple & black
Oldie but a Goodie - Spooky (used last year's papers & stashed stamp)
Try It On Tuesday - Halloween
Use It Tuesday - Creatures (stash item- papers, ribbon & stamp)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Creative Craft Challenges Blogaversary!

Happy Anniversary to Creative Craft Challenges!  We're having a "Free For All" (anything goes) challenge to celebrate!  Our sponsors are Crafty Ribbons & Crafty Individuals.

I had an order for an anniversary card, so how perfect for this challenge?
I used a white card base & envelope.  I outlined the envelope with a silver paint marker to help match it to the card.
 The sentiment is computer generated and one I saw in a magazine. 

 It's cut out with a Spellbinders die, outlined with the silver pen.  The ribbon is from Michaels, the purple gems are from Bo Bunny.
 The inside sentiment is from Calligraphy cartridge.  I used the "print only" function on my Imagine, then cut it out with the same Spellbinders die. 

Come on over to Creative Craft Challenges and help us celebrate!

This card entered here:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - ribbon
Craft-Dee BowZ- handmade bow
My Craft Creations - anything goes

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Quiet Snowy Night

Hello Bloggies!  I've several new followers since I have "Welcomed" anyone, so Welcome to my new friends and old friends, too

I hope you are all having some beautiful weather like we are here.  I absolutely love Fall!  It's a pretty close tie with Spring on my favorites list.

It's time today for another challenge at My Sheri Crafts and we were challenged by Charlotte to "create a project that is all about the night".  I had to get some Christmas card sets ready and one of the scenes I used looked like a quiet, snowy night so I used it.
 This is completely an Imagine project using the Snow Angel cartridge with a bit of ribbon I bought at Wal-Mart last winter.  I love this coordinating paper, also from this cartridge.

As I looked at the picture, I decided it wasn't necessarily a nighttime scene, so I used my white gel pen to add a moon and stars, so now it is definitely a nighttime scene!  :)

So come on over to My Sheri Crafts and join in with your night project!  See you there!

I've entered this card here:

Crafts 4 Eternity - clean and simple
Craftitude Challenges - anything goes/items beginning with S (snow)
2Sisters - anything goes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Save The Hooters!

I have this fun stamp that I won from Fresh Brewed Designs through the Link Up For Pink challenge sometime last year and had never used.  Well, this week our theme at Tuesday Throwdown is to "Make An Awareness Card" (i.e. Breast Cancer, MS, Leukemia, PCOS, Heart Disease, etc.)  so I decided it's a perfect time to use my stamp!

 The papers are all from my stash and the XOXO and pink circle papers are scraps.  The cute dotted ribbon is from this week's sponsor- Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I heat embossed the stamp in white and added a little "bow" with more of the dotted ribbon, then cut it out with Creative Memories circle cutters.
 The paper flowers have been in my stash for a LONG time, the brad was included in some things I bought from a friend.

Isn't that a fun card?  I really enjoyed using it and send another late "Thank You" to Fresh Brewed Designs for the stamp!  Now come on over to Tuesday Throwdown and join us with your awareness card!

On a more serious note, as you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I honor my mother who lost her fight with breast cancer that had spread to the bone back in 1993.  20 years ago in December.  It sure doesn't seem that long!  I also honor my sister who is a breast cancer survivor-16 years ago!  Be proactive ladies!  Get 'em checked!

This card entered here:

Link Up For Pink
Cut It Up Challenges - Think Pink
Through the Craft Room Door -anything goes
Oldie but a Goodie - bingo (ribbon, flowers, embossing) & stash item at least 6 mo old (stamp)
Parade Your Crafts - Pink Parade
Artistic Designs - make it girly
Lexi's Creations - pink
Love To Create - Breast Cancer Awareness

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Creative Craft Challenge

Here I am, a day late again!  The new challenge at Creative Craft Challenges started yesterday.  Our theme is "Anything Goes" this time and we are sponsored by
  Kathryne has some really cute digis!  Here is my card using "Autumn Friends"

Spectrum Noir markers
Sissix embossing folder
Martha Stewart punch
Recollections Fall Leaf brads
Striped paper is some I've had for years.  Can't remember if it came from LTD Commodities or was on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  Anyway, it's old!

Head on over to Creative Craft Challenges to see the other great creations using Kathryne's stamps, then join in the fun!

This card entered here:
Parade Your Crafts - Fall
Party Time Tuesdays - Halloween cards-not scary