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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Do You Ever...

want to just post a pic with a link and be done? This morning, I woke up about every 6 - 8 mins starting around 4 am. At 5:05 I decided to not wait for the alarm and got up. I undid my hair then realized that I was working way closer to home today and didn't need to be up yet. So I set the alarm for 25 mins later and laid back down. Less than 10 mins later, I was wide awake and back up. Unfortunately that did not last. I was so sleepy today! I actually felt my head rolling while I was walking around! Who falls asleep standing up??   o_O

Not that I've had a nap or anything now... I had stuff to do! I hope you don't feel cheated by this post. I mean, I did tell you all about my day, didn't I? :D

This card started as a breast cancer challenge card on Scraps of Color, but I changed it a little for this week's Sketch Challenge on The Outlawz!
I felt like someone might give me some flak for a semi-sexy angel with a scripture, but then I thought how I'm still young and don't want all of my angels to be stuffy. As there are women younger than I am with breast cancer, I know at least one of them would like an angel that reminds her of herself...

Here's the sketch if you want to play...

Another simple sketch! No excuses... See you in the challenge!

*I'm giving something away again this week. You might want it. Go back one post...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Time for Another One!

Well, well, well... Highland Monkeys sent me the most adorable mini sock monkey last year, and now I get to repay her by sending her the SEI set I offered up last weekend! Yay Penny! I'm sure I have your address in a notebook BUT finding it will probably be a problem. Please resend your address so I can get them out to you! (If you aren't her, you should check out her awesome blog. She quilts, paints, and makes super cute dolls!)

This week I have a set that's a little too late (or is it super early?) for my Canadian friends... Inkadinkado's Harvest Expressions set!

I keep looking at this set thinking that I should have bought one for myself. That middle sentiment looks great, and I know I could have used the text with or without the tree. Oh well! This one's for one of you! If you'd like to win it, be a follower and leave me a comment here! Next Sunday, I'll be back with a winner and something else!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gigantic LMMS Release!!

The Blogger app on my phone and I don't get along, but my computer is doing some nonsense and won't load Google or Blogger. I need you not to miss today's huge release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! Bandit Boy Tom, a Keep Calm sentiment, and 10 of your favorite Pollycraft images IN RUBBER!!

Hopefully, I'll be back in business soon. Til then, make sure you check out the new release and get that News Badge on your blog! Nothing better than free stuff...  :D

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Program...

That's right - no scary stuff here today! For my inspiration piece to go with this week's Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz, I was SUPER excited to find a card that I'd already made that matched the sketch. Yeah, I know that's kinda like cheating, but I'm not putting it in any challenges. I try to follow the rules...  :D

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card using some bunting and an owl clip art from Clementine Digitals:

This was one of my Ready Set Create e-magazine cards from last year. I don't think I already shared it here...

Anyway, you have a week to come show us what you can do with the sketch. Noor Design is our sponsor this month !

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Another Giveaway!

Well, I'm about a month behind here! I said I would probably give something away for checking out my feature at Paperie Designs' Studio and never picked a winner... :S   So PENNY, I'll be sending you a stamp set from Heartfelt Creations!! (here's what it looks like)

Up next is a Moravia stamp set from SEI. 

If you'd like it, just leave me a comment here before next Sunday. Thanks for all of your support!

Friday, October 19, 2012

123...Can You Scare Me?

Be prepared. The card below isn't my normal cute card.  The new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability is a recipe challenge called "123...Can You Scare Me?". As such, I had to attempt to make something scary following the 1 ribbon, 2 embellishments, and 3 patterned papers recipe.  Here's what I came up with using the Lotus is a Bride digi...

Yeah, I had fun with this one... :D
G is such a sweetie pie; she tried to draw up some images for this challenge, and everything she came up with is CUTE! (Franken-Miguel, Felicia Witch, and my Sneaker Witch) After seeing how my LMMS leader Barbara changed up those Magnolia stamps, I figured I could turn one of Guylou's adorable stamps into something spooky! Plus, I got the stash down a little bit more!! :D

If you'd like to play in the recipe challenge, you have until 10 pm EST on Nov 1 to get your spooky, dark, or gothic project linked up. I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

**Challenges: Crafting for All Seasons - Spooky, Divas by Design - Spooky, LEJ Designs - Gothic/Dark, Simon Says Stamp - Eerie Inspiration (see photo below)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

LMMS Helps With the Stash!

Used some more of the K& Company pack and some of their puffy stickers. I even threw another rub-on on the inside for the sentiment! :D

The new challenge at Little Miss Muffet is Halloween Colors! How perfect for me as I'm working to shrink my Halloween crafting stash!  I am a fan of the traditional Halloween colors. If you want to play along but don't like Halloween, just use the colors! They look great together!

**Challenges: Stamp-N-Doodle - Anything Goes, Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, Shopping Our Stash - Trick or Treat

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Knocking Down that Stash!

Every Halloween card gets me closer to not feeling bad when I go hit up the Halloween clearance soon! This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz and uses a digi from A Day for Daisies that I colored LAST October, two Heidi Grace rub-ons (the spider and sentiment), some old K&Company paper, a little Recollections bat brad, and a chipboard sticker. All of these things have been in my stash for one or two Halloweens!

Here's the easy sketch for the week if you want to play along:

Thank you Sandi for a simple sketch! I've been too worn out to think hard on some of the recent ones...  I hope to see you over at the Sketch Challenge; we have a prize from Noor Design plus the great site-wide prizes from Oozak, Jackson's Digital Expressions, Paper Temptress, and MORE!!

**Challenges: Craft Your Passion - Witches,  Eureka Stamps - Halloween, Forever Friends - Halloween/Autumn, Lexi's Creations - Halloween

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Before I go dive under the covers, I want to share with you some fabulous cards I received recently. I often forget to put the cards here on my blog, so I figured while I remembered, I would make it happen!

First up is a delightful Halloween card I got from Cole. Cole is an awesome woman and card maker; she has always been super nice to me, and I've never seen her make a bad card!

I love the faces on these two! Looks like major havoc is about to ensue!

Next, is a seriously sweet card from Alice Brown aka Scrappin Sista. I can always count on Alice for an encouraging word and some card love!

If you have some time, go check these ladies out. You won't be disappointed! Have a great week!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Halloween at Little Miss Muffet!

I'm at work and a bit late with this post. So... Have you seen today's new release at Little Miss Muffet?! Barbara & Paula from Pollycraft have some super Trick or Treaters! Plus, there's an amazing new banner die at LMMS!

I was dying last night trying to convince myself to get up and make something. I guess that's why you're supposed to do these ahead of time, huh? Unfortunately, I can't seem to shake this ridiculous tired that comes on after work. I take my vitamins, but I haven't been sleeping well lately. Last night, I must have woken up 20 times between midnight and 4am; I finally woke up 3 minutes before the alarm was set to go off! I hate that! Anyway, before finally giving in to sleep, I caught my second wind and would up using the adorable Celeste Amberglow Fairy Special digi to make a tag. (Me? Tag?? I know, right!) Had I not been rushing so that I could get into the bed, I probably would have thrown some more stuff at this tag. I do like how it turned out, though.

Well, the clock says I'm off, so I'm going to wrap this up. You should make sure you get over to LMMS to check out the awesome creations my teammates made. PLUS, if you haven't already, you should put the LMMS News Badge on your blog. Mary F. wound up getting three of the new digis just for having the badge! Also, Bandit Boy Tom and some Pollycraft images are being retired from digi form. You may want to rush over to ensure you have them!

**Challenges: Color Me Creative - Bright Colors, Crafts and Me - Anything Goes,  Scrapalicious - Make a Tag, Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything But a Card, Divas by Design - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SOC Hop Winner!

You know I believe that all posts need a pic. Here's one with an image from TLC Creations that I made last year for Ready Set Create. I might have posted it before, but I don't think so...

Well, I won't keep you waiting...The hop winner is Sheila H., and the winner of my prize for the SOC 8th Anniversary Blog Hop is Karen! Thanks so much to Cheryl for organizing the hop, Tiare for starting and running such an awesome group, and to you for stopping by and always being so sweet to me!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Barely Made It!

Well, it's still World Card Making Day somewhere! I made a card for the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability; Chana challenged us to use our favorite fancy die. I used the adorable Felicia Witch with Pumpkin (comes with 2 images and a bonus for just $2!!) and the Mini Film Strip die from Die-namics. I told you I was going to start using my Halloween stash - those little pics in the film strip came from a sheet of paper that came in one of those Target Dollar Bin paper packs. Agh! I was about to type that I need to see if they have any new ones this year. Um... Trina, you don't NEED more Halloween paper! I'm so bad...  ;D

Hope to see you in the challenge! You could win some free digis and a guest design team spot!

Friday, October 5, 2012

SOC 8th Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Scraps of Color's 8th Anniversary Blog Hop! I'm glad you stopped by for the celebration! If you're dropping by from Princess's blog, then you're in the right place! However, if you started here, you can visit the SOC E:spire blog to join this party from the beginning!

To commemorate Scraps of Color's 8th birthday, I have teamed up with some super talented ladies to share projects based on the celebrations in our lives. We wanted to have this special blog hop to celebrate this great crafting community where we laugh, play, and create together and encourage and inspire one another.

Blog Hop Candy: The Good Life paper pack by Fancy Pants Designs (includes 12 double sided papers, sticker and die cut sheets. Matching layered stickers, a small black shadowbox tray, and American Crafts 24 pack of bakers twine--12 different colors (120 yards total).

Of course, a blog hop isn't complete without blog candy! There will be giveaways on various blogs throughout the hop! Plus there will be a SOC blog hop gift awaiting one visitor!! To be eligible for the prize above, you must comment on all the blogs by Monday, Oct. 8 at 11pm EST. From all who are eligible, one lucky reader will be randomly drawn. The winner will be posted on all the participating blogs on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

As soon as I glued down that text paper, I realized that y scrap sheet wasn't cut straight so the whole card looks crooked!

I was supposed to be sharing a mini album (!!) today, but since I've been so tired after work, it still needs a whole lot of work. Instead I have a graduation card that my cousin asked me to make for her husband's aunt who is getting her master's degree on Sunday. Go auntie!! (I literally just finished...) The image is from Jackson's Digital Expressions.

My cousin also asked me to make a retirement card for one of her coworkers. I should be finishing that up soon and will update my post.**UPDATE** Since my cousin really likes this card with MelJen's Army Bear I went with the same feel for her requested card.

I only ever see troops in the desert uniform, but my parents were both in the military and this is what theirs looked like. Plus, I don't have any sand camo paper!
Honestly, I've never been so happy to be able to look at something I already colored while I was coloring. I was able to figure out the colors and not have to do much thinking... I used some Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps on the inside, but you know I didn't take a picture of that before running to the post office! ;D

Since I'm super sweet, I'm offering some candy to help you with a couple of celebrations in your own life! I have two stamp sets, Lawn Fawn's Plus One and Stampendous!'s Birthday Brackets, for one of my followers who leaves me a comment before the hop is over...


The SOC E:spire blog -
Tiare (Classygirl) -
CraftySue52 -
FranCine -
Cheryl -
Lisa -
Cyndi -
Patricia -
Kristen -
Princess -
ME! -
Felisa -
MJ -

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dunce Cap, Please!

I have been coming home from work super exhausted the last two weeks. Before then, I'd been working something like three days a week. Going in every day was an adjustment I should have built up to! Anyhow, I guess I should start taking a nap when I get home because once eight comes around, I'm struggling to watch all the good shows this season. (I really don't normally watch much tv, but this seems to be a good season of television...) Plus, it's hard to make cards when you're asleep! That Halloween card took me days to finish coloring since I would have to stop once I felt myself drifting off.

Unfortunately, this week I found another bad thing about being half-awake when it's time to put together a card. I stayed up WAY past my work bedtime to finish my Little Miss Muffet Challenge card last night only to get a very polite message from Faye to let me know that the Pollycraft image that I grabbed from the pre-printed images pile is not available at LMMS! UGH! Pass me the dunce cap! :S

So YOU know, the challenge at Little Miss Muffet is Simplicity. The challenge runs for two weeks, and if you use a LMMS image then theme is Anything Goes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I just want to say that I love Whatchamacallit candy bars. Once upon a time, I used to pick them up when I'd be out shopping with my parents then years went by when I didn't see a single one! I got one today, and I'm trying to figure out if I want to wolf it now or savor it later...

Anyway, I managed to be good this week and got my card done for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. I used Broomhilda from the now-closed (*sniff, sniff*) Anita Be Stampin, an ancient rub on, and some Jolee's sticker embellishments from clearance last year. I find it weird that I totally love Halloween papers and embellishments but then only make like two Halloween cards a year. I have a huge stash of OLD stuff that I'm going to try to throw on some cards this year...

Here's the sketch if you're interested in playing along. This month, the Sketch Challenge has an awesome sponsor, Noor! Design, and a gang of site-wide sponsors!

**Challenges: Addicted to Stamps and More - Halloween, Clear it Out - Orange, Purple, or Black or All Three
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