Friday, September 30, 2011

friday night crafting

TGIF!! finally it's here. My favorite way to unwind is to create cards. This is my latest for the "friday freinds with flair" over @ unity stamps, also entering this into the "simon says stamp" anything goes challenge.  This stamp called my name , i think a relaxing bubble bath will do the trick after a long week.  Have a great weekend everyone , Sam

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Make it Monday #34 thick chip's

This is my Christmas card this year. I fell in love with the bell stamp/die set the moment the sneak peak was shown.  The beautiful red bow is made using Erin Lincoln's thick chip technique . i am really happy she shared that idea with all of us, because i love chipboard and love the idea of making my own chip pieces from my favorite dies. thanks Erin.

Jugs Fall 3-d challenge

This little goodie box used to house felt flowers. I chose to recycle a box i had not seen used yet.   I have filled it with candy corn and placed it within view of my messy sons, tempting them if they clean their room...... sadly this has yet to happen.  Guess i'll be eating those myself after all. Happy thursday everyone. Sam

Our Creatvie Corner.... Numbers

Todays card is for the "Our creative corner" numbers challenge. they aked that you make a card where numbers were featured, here's what i created.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Make it monday #33

This week on make it monday they wanted you to share a frosted image. Here's what i came up with.  I added the pearls, because i always think the cameo image needs pearls. Enjoy! sorry so many posts in a row, have alot to do today, so i had to post them all at once. Sam

Play date's #100

This week's colors just seemed perfect since the leaves are just hinting that they'll be changing here soon in the midwest.  I usuallt use these colors, just not always together.  I really am pleased with how this turnedc out. happy sunday, Sam

Cas-ual friday #21

This is my take on the cfc#21, monocromatic with brown. I chose to make it a manly sympathy card, since those are the most difficult for me to come up with ideas for and i'm at that age where my friends seem to be losing their parents. Sadly i received my fair share of these this summer when my own father passed. if you are luckly enough to have both parents love them everyday like it's the last. well off to go finish packing his place up. have a good sunday. Sam

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday night flair

TGIF! i love friday's . so here's my "friends with flair" card for the week. i have to make lots of cards this weekend, good thing my new unity stamps showed up yesterday.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Just us girls design team call

 Hello, a happy thursday to you all. The "just us girls" blog is looking for a new Design team member, so here's my entry. They wanted a 3-d templete of my choosing(i choose the gift bag) and the card was to be from a sketch they posted.  I usually try for fun and whimsical items, because to bring a smile to someone's face helps brighten their day. So let me tell you all a little about myself..... I've been married for 10yrs to my "love at 1st sight" Mike, we have 2 little boys  and i work full time at an ophthmalogy practice that treats eye diseases. My job can be very stressful , so i like to un-wind by creating cards .  Somedays i burn the midnight oil trying to wind down.  Good luck to all who enter this challenge. Sam

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sing it!!! Simon says stamp challenge

This is my take on the Simon says stamp "Sing It" challenge. Any guesses???? well i won't keep you in suspense. it was "carry on wayward son" by i dating myself? i usually listen to pandora well crafting, i happen to LOVE the 70's station. so this came on while i was trying to come up with something different. how'd i do?

"Jugs" and "Players"

This is my take on this weeks color challenge @ Just us Girls. Looky who isn't prcrastinating this week, hehe. Last week was really busy at work , so i came home tried everynight. Also i did complete a 70 piece card order for a co-workers baby shower. I guess you could say i have too much on my plate most of the time. Also entering this in the "paper players" plants and animals challenge. Hope you all have a great week. Sam

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friendship is essential!

This sassy little number is for the friday friends with flair challnge @ Unity stamps..loved this one the moment i saw it. Also submitting it for this weeks "play date cafe" challnge. Hope everyone has a great weekend.Sam

Wonderful Window

This is my take on the Our Creative Corner "wonderful windows" challenge. It's been a very busy week for me , as i've said in my previous posts. This week i worked(40hrs), open house at the kids school, baseball practice, laundry( that pile never goes away), and made over 75 cards....70 for my co-workers upcoming baby shower...... and now for some rest.  enjoy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Jugs" text me challenge

This is my 1st time entering the "just us girls" challenge, i chose the text me challenge because it's out of my comfort zone.  I've been trying to push myself to try new thnigs lately.  The supplies are pti stamps, martha stewart punch, and various pattern papers.  Hope you all enjoy. Sam

Cas-ual friday's card.

Today's card is for the Cas-ual fridays fall paper piecing challenge, sorry it's on wednesday. the week has been so busy. The stamps are from PTI, i used various pattern papers to make his feathers.  thanks for visiting. Sam

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Multi fold card

This is my take on the Simon says stamp multi fold challenge.  This card opens at the top and folds down, but i designed it to look like a present. Guess i'm already thinking Christmas.....hmm? i guess i 'd better start shopping soon then.

Playing with the Play Date Cafe

Here's my take on this weeks colors for "The Play Date Cafe".  The pattern papers are for the stella rose collection, stamp is PTI.  I enjoy the color challenges because it pushes me out of my comfort zone. Hopefully next weeks challenge will get posted before the last minute......oops! sorry, between the kids and work i have been too busy.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Unity stampin......

Today's card is for the Unity stamps friends w/ flair challenge and also the CPS #234 sketch. the stamp is "i'm Here" from untiy stamps...isn't it adorable? i think so, but i do have my eye on the sock stamp. have a great weekend ...Sam

Make it Monday #31

This weeks challenge @ PTI for Make it Monday #31 was to use your stamps to create a background.... here's my take.  the background, wall paper  was created using the framed print from on my couch additions. All supplies pti. have a great weekend . Sam

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Stamp Happy..OCC challenge

So here's my take on the Our Creative Corner stamp happy challenge. Using pattern paper to stamp on. It didn't photograph as well as i'd hoped.. there is a background stamped on the aqua paper. It's been a long week at work , so i'm off to bed.... wishing all goodnight and good sight. Sam

anther resist card, for Lily Pad cards.

I had this idea after i posted the other card. The stamps are from the PTI mehndi medalian stamps set, various inks. Enjoy , Sam

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Make it monday #30

This is my take on the make it mnoday colored pencil challenge. I had not tried baby oil w/ my colored pencils, because i was so busy having a love affair with my copic's ....hehe. I really liked the effect, blended the pencils beautifully. All supplies(but the sanded grey paper) are PTI...i love their stuff.

Lily pad cards challenge

This card is for the resist challenge @ Lily pad cards.   I used a fine linen card base , clear embossing powder , s scattered leaf boarder stamp, and variuos distress inks. I think it ended up looking like patterned paper. thanks for looking. Sam