Monday, December 26, 2011

Home for the holiday's challenge

Greetings.... i think i may have tapped out the craftiness for the day... maybe? Here's my take on "our creative corner's" home for the holidays challenge. It called for you to find inspiration from a holiday decoration, tableware, or giftwrap... here's mine.... the napkins i used. I thought the snowman was so cute. have a great day Sam

case study #70

I'm back with another card... this one is for case study #70..... i loved the inspiration card. It was truely stunning, hope mine is half as good. Enjoy, Sam


Hello again... i'm off work today so expect alot of craftiness from me today.... you've been warned! hehe . This is my take on the stripe-tastic challenge for the moxi-fab world's tuesday trigger. Have a crafty day Sam

Papertrey ink's December blog hop

Leftovers anyone?  Yumm , just had some left over turkey dinner. My dinner was cut short yesterday by a call from my boss, had to go in to work... eye emergencies don't know it's Christmas.  So here is my card. I used the negative space leftover from the snowman tags i made for MIM #46, i inked it until i was happy with the color, added some snow, and dressed up the snowman . hope you all had a wonderful holiday.  Sam

Friday, December 23, 2011

Make it monday #46

This week's make it monday was perfect!  I wanted to make some special Christmas tags for my niece and nephew.... I hope they will like them as much as i do.  I fell in love with this snowman die when i first him. Happy Holidays everyone, Sam

Friday friends with flair

Hello, sorry for the long absence. I't's been a bit crazy here.  Hopefully now things are settling down some and i can resume my challenges . This lovely is for Unity's friday friends with flair.  I'm trying to get a jump start on my Valentine's .  I love to enter challenges, so i have alot of extra cards laying around( or used to) , my co-workers found out about my little hobby and have been buying up all the extras(and then some) . A total win win all around. Have a great holiday weekend everyone. Sam

Sunday, December 4, 2011

yet another card...... done for today.

Last card i made today, promise.  I'm entering this into the simon says stamp anything goes challenge.

more crafty stuff to share....

Here's another card i'm entering into the Papertrey ink ribbon pleating challenge(the lace ribbon is pleated , can you even tell?) the Cas-ual fridays weekly challnge(meets the top row requirements)  and also entering it into the simon says stamp  anything goes challenge..... i think this might have been my best card of the day.... sorry for all the posts, good tunes on pandora always inspire me. Sam

Anything goes......

Just quick post for the Simon says stamp anything goes challenge. heading up to bed soon.... 5am comes too early for me. have a wonderful sunday all, Sam

Make it Monday #43

Hello, happy sunday night to you all. It's my 100th post.... wow that went quickly. It's been a busy crafting day for me, but not done yet.... are we ever?  This is my take on the ribbon pleating challenge for papertrey ink this week.  hope you like it, Sam

Mojo monday sketch #217

Yikes! nothing like last minute card making.  My brother-inlaw's getting married on 12-10-11 and this is 1 of the 7 cards i needed to make for people to give him..... and then i have to make my own.  Hope you all have a good week, i'll be busy.... but i work best under the gun. Sam

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cas-ual friday #29

Hello, happy wednesday to you. Just got home from work, LONG day and i'm really tired . So a quick post.... This is my take on the Cas-ual fridays challenge.  Enjoy, Sam

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Play date cafe #108

Hello, hope you are warm , wherevere you may be.  We are having our first wintery day here(just outside chicago), windy, cold, snow in the forecast... yuck!  I struggled a bit with this weeks challenge colors... not ones i normally use together. Hope you like it, Sam

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Make it Monday #42

Hello, nothing like another last minute entry....  I had a busy Thanksgiving week.  Happy to report that my house is all decorated and i can move on to amikng the Christmas cards this week.  I hope to finish them before friday , so i can mail them before next week.  Thanks for stopping by, Sam

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink's blog hop

Thanks for hopping in... sorry for so many posts in a row today.  I have so much going on today that if i don't post everything now i will not get to it later... yikes, i wish i could clone myself.  This is my card for the november blog hop, i just love PTI!  I have a seriuos addiction to their stuff, as do many others.  Hope you all have a great day, Sam

Friday friends with flair

Happy friday all, an early post from me today... i'm off work today... yeah! getting ready to decorate the house today.... kids are so excited. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Sam

Paper Players #73

Greetings on this unseasonally warm midwest black friday... still stuffed from the turkey, but i did go go shopping. I only went to 1 store, menards... yes for the cricut.  I feel like the only cardmarker in the world w/out one.  Anyway, lots to do today so here's my card for the challenge..... great colors for a snowy christmas card. thanks for looking, Sam

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Make it monday #41

Hello,  It's been a very busy week .... lots on my plate, work , laundry, painting our kitchen.  Doesn't leave much time for crafting, bummer.  Here's my take on Papertrey's glue essentials challenge. I used green flock on the tree and red glitter on the ornaments. I optied to keep the the card really simple. Thanks for stopping by, Sam

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday friends with flair

So here i am again, last post tonight...i promise.  I've had a busy day , so i didn't get to this earlier.... work, laundry, holiday shopping, kids bathed and put to bed.....and now for the card making part of my day.  I finally opened this set up,  i picked it up a few weeks ago (it was a $5.00 friday set) , i deceided on the tone on tone look. Thanks for visiting , Sam

Mojo Monday #214

I'm back with another project to post today, trying to play catch up.  I had these papers laying around for sometime now and was waiting for just the right card to use them on... this was it. I'm pleased with the outcome.  Entry for mojo monday #214. thanks for looking Sam

Make it Monday #40

Happy friday to you all!  I was so busy this week i'm late posting my make it monday card. I chose to stitch across the tree , instead of around it,   i thought it looked more like garland that way.  Thanks for visiting me, Sam

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Poppy field inspiration

Hello from northwest indiana where i must sadly report it's snowing, not ready yet.  Hope the weather is better wherever you are.  This lovely creation is for the Simon says stamp challenge, using the poppy field photo as inspiration.... i love this stamp so any excuse to use it works for me. Thanks for stopping by, Sam

Splash of color.....

 Hello , happy thursday to you.  Hope the weather is good for you, we have snow in the forcast today(haven't seen it yet.).  When i saw the inspiration photo for "The Play Date Cafe #107"  i was so excited... love beetles and orange. This is what i came up with, stamps are all PTI, the punch is martha stewart... hope i did it justice. have a great day Sam

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cas-ual fridays #27

Hello happy wednesday to everyone... week's almost over.  I wanted to try this idea i had in my head for some time now, and then i saw this challenge ... how perfect. The cards i already saw posted are wonderful , lots of great talent . Have a great day. Sam

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gobble Gobble!, I'm trying to finish up my Thanksgiving cards this week.  I must start on my Christmas cards soon..... yikes! This adorable turkey is from PTI , i love him.  I'm entering this in Shabby tea room's #87  Thanksgiving challenge, 1st timer here, but there's alot of wonderful talent to be seen. Has anyone else entered? Happy monday all, Sam

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday with flair!

TGIF!!!!!!! yeah i made through another week.  The office i work at is being remodeled , so craziness everywhere.  My entry for unity's friends w/ flair... love this stamp . Now i'm off for a fundraiser for an old friend who's ill. Happy weekend all. Sam

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cas-ual friday's #26

Hello, hoping you all are enjoying a good thursday. Last minute post for this challenge.... yikes! There are some wonderful entries so far, hope mine lives up to the challenge. Nite all , Sam

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Play date cafe #105

Hello, here i am again last minute for this challnge. As the ink is still wet , i'll cese colors weren't my favorite... i'll confess that i really struggled to come up with an idea. hopefully i pulled it off...... fingers crossed. have a good nite. Sam

Make it monday #39

Greetings! I hope you all are doing well. I'm trying to get my post in this week earlier. The stamps used are from giga guide lines  iconic images and beautiful blooms i had alot of fun with this project. Enoy Sam

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friends with flair

TGIF!!!!! so happy it's here. Here's my card for this weeks friends with flair. Now off to tackle the HUGE laundry pile, wish me luck it's scary. Sam

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Make it Monday #38

Hello,  I'm back with a take on PTI's Make it Monday #38 challenge.  Sadly i do not own any of the fabulous PTI impression plates(sigh!) , so i used a sizzix folder.....spent all my money on stamps and dies. I used the new aqua mist ink here, love it! i can not wait for the rest of the colors to come out. Thanks for visiting me today. Sam

Tuesday Trigger

It's me again, trying to get in a few extra challenges this week.... i work alot of hours and usually come home really tired so when i get time i try to squeeze in a few extra challenges, hence the 3 posts today.... so here's my take on this week's "Tuesday Trigger" . The colors just seemed very falls like to me, so i optied for a fall card here. Thanks for stopping by, Sam

Textured to perfection?

Hello happy thursday... yep it is, off work today going to enjoy some time with my boys.  This is my entry in Moxie Fab World's "textured to perfection" challenge.  I enjoyed pushing the limits of my style here. Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by. Sam

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fabulous Faces

Happy wednesday to you all.  This is my take on the Our creative corner's weekly challenge "fabulous faces".  I  found this challenge to be a "challenge", as i do not usually have faces on my cards, but i pulled it off. Sam

Simon says anything goes....

Hello, here's my card for the Simon says stamp anything goes challenge. I stamped french text background ,so the merci seemed a good fit. Thanks for stopping by. Sam

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PTI October blog hop

Greetings,  Happy tuesday to you all who hopped in . This is my take for this months blog hop.  I have been making tons of fall themed cards and wanted to make something other than a fall card......err truth be told my pti order arrived today and i was dying to use the goodies in the box.  Fellow pti addicts, have you ever added up what you spend in the wonderful stamps, inks, paper, ribbons or dies that you simply must have? Well i did tonight before i posted this, just because i noticed how many invoices i had..... so far i've spent $718.00  this year( hangs head in shame)  I think an intervention is greatly needed.  I knew i had alot of stuff, but really ? Wow i have it bad . So to Nicole Heady.... remember those of us who are helping those cuties of your's with the college fund... hehe Sam

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another friday night of crafting.......

TGIF everyone!!!! yeah i made it to friday.  It was a stressful week.  So to un-wind i like to shop and craft.... ordered myself some new stamps, can never have enough and than created some cards. Now feeling much better.  This little number is for the friends with flair challenge @ Unity  and Cas-ual friday's # 25.  I used my copic markers to color the image in and rubbed a little pearl ex over the moon(not sure if it shows up) to make it stand out more.  I plan on using this for dh's cousin Jenny who after years of trying is having not one, but 2 girls soon.  Have a great weekend, i'll be back soon. Sam

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our creative corner's transparent challnge

Greetings from outside the windy city, where it's very windy and rainy today. Thought i might have seen a house blow by earlier... LOL. So while i still have power i'm posting my card for Our Creative Corner's transparencies challenge.  The transparency is over the stamped image(hope you can see it, kind of hard to photograph).  I wanted it to look like a framed portrait hanging on the wall. thanks for stopping by, now i'm off to bundle up. Sam

papertrey posse october challenge

Hello, this is my first time entering the papertrey posse challnge.  But since it features papertrey products which i LOVE... errr buy too many of,  it's right up my alley. I really liked the sketch . thanks for  stopping by, Sam

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Play date cafe #103

Hello happy tuesday ! Just a quick post today... gotta get to work. Here is my card for this weeks challenge @ play date cafe.  I realised i was out of birthday cards so i guess all my cards this week will have to be birthday! Have a good day thanks for stopping by. Sam

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cas-ual friday's #24

Greetings! This is my take on the cas-ual friday's #24 challenge, a halloween card without any orange. How ftting i should post it today, as i'm eating the halloween candy... why do i buy it early? i always end up eating some of it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Starting early on those Holiday cards.

This lovely is for 2 challenges....... The paper players red/green Christmas challenge  and also for clean & simple's sketch #162.  the papers are from authentique's wonder 6x6 pad... love the holly paper will need to hoard more of it. It's late here so i'm off to bed... nite Sam

Tuesday Trigger

Hello, happy sunday to you. Here is my take on moxie fab's tuesday trigger "finses the dress" .  I realised after that the metal thank you charm doesn't photgraph well.  Stamps are pti, i used versa mark and rubbed grey chalk over it, the ribbon is cream seambinding... since i had no grey i used a copic marker to change the color.  I ws pleased with the end result.  Sam

Friday, October 14, 2011

friday friends with flair

Yikes! nothing like being last.... i made this earlier, but time got away from me and i didn't remeber to post until just now.  busy friday night at my house, cleaning, grocery store, laundry and cooking.... and as always cardmaking! now i'm off to bed, nite Sam

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mojo monday, on thursday?

Hello, happy thursday to you. It's raining and yucky outside here, so i thought a cheerful card might brighten my day.  Here's my take on the mojo monday sketch this week.  Sam

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Colors of fall, color challenge.

This here lovely turkey is for 2  different challenges......Stampin for the weekend's colors of fall challnge and the paper players color challnge.  Doesn't he make you long for thanksgiving? i can't wait for the yummy food. last post of the night i promise, going to plop down on the couch w/ dh and watch criminal minds. nite Sam

Cas-ual friday #23

This is my "quote" for this weeks' cas-ual friday challenge.  I thought it was wonderful that this group , and others like it gathered around one of their own to help Julie through a difficult time. Hopeful that with everyone's help she got what was needed.  I thought this was cheerful enough to bring a smile to soemone's face.... i hope. Have a great night all. Sam

OCC color challenge.

Here is my take on the "Our creative corner" color challenge.  Nice fall colors , so i opited for a general sentiment.  It's been a crazy week, must be the full moon.. so i'm going to relax now. Sam

make it monday #36

Hello, happy wednesday.....a bit late on the monday thing aren't i?  Thisd week they asked you to make a faux watercolor card, here's mine. Enjoy, i'm off to work now. Sam