Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1 Card= 8 Challenges

OK , I really had to think about this card for a while before starting on it, you might be asking why? Well let me tell you. I like to use challenges together to make my own challenge. Confused yet?? Let me tell you what I mean. I spent about 2hrs looking at different challenges that were posted this week and wanted to make 1 card using as many different challenges all incorporated into this one card.(I hope this makes sense) More chances to win and more challenging for me. I made 1 card that worked into 8 challenges!! I wanted to use all 11 but couldn't get it to work :(

These are the challenges;
1.Jitterbuggin Challenge- Card using only brown, white or cream and 1 other color plus a bow. (I chose green)
2. Crazy for Challenges-Card using the work Thank-you
3. Crafty Creations-Card w/bird include polka dots and green (now you know why I chose green)
4.Tuesday Morning Sketches- Card with Metal (I used Brads)
5.My Time to Craft-Spots and Dots.
6.Sketches in Thyme-Use their sketch.
7. Bitten by the bug 2. Use a bird or armadillo.
8. Getting Cricky- Create something with a bird on it.

My card is 4 X 5 1/2 Brown (Sorry the pic makes it look purple, I dont know why that happens) card stock, Vanilla layer is 3 3/4 X 5 1/4 Old Olive is 3 1/2 X 5 embossed with cuttlebug, folder is dots (I think) Other brown layer is cut at 4 X 2, Bird is cut at 3 inch (Create a Critter), misc cream ribbon.

I really enjoyed mixing these challenges, thanks for stopping by to take a look. I will try to post again this week by making 1 card and incorporating 3 different challenges that I found. Kelly

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Wow,My first Blog award!!!

So I recieved this award some time ago but had not relized it until 2 days ago, silly me I never went back to read a new comment on a post!

Well I want to thank Janet over at paperhoot for giving me this award!! If you havent been over to her site please go check it out, she is really very talented!!

So, by accepting this lovely award I must:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me

2. Share 8 things about myself

3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Well, here's some random info about myself:

1. I have been married to the love of my life (Alan) for 23yrs!!

2. I have 2 wonderful children: Cheyanne 22yrs, Colton 17yrs.

3. I have 2 dogs, Chloee, Bella they are both Jack Russels.

4. I LOVE baking but hate cooking.

5. I love crafting in my room

6. I try and try to keep my craft room clean but for some reason it doesnt stay that way.

7. I love to go scrapbook store hopping!!!

8. I love my job as a dental assistant!!

Now for some fabulous blogs that you should check out!! Soooo inspiring!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

I made this really cute Tri-Fold shutter card after seeing it on Split coast stampers. I have been wanting to make one and some challenges have give me the opportunity. I simply love the way it turned out and will be making more of them in the future. It is much easier then it looks. I really like making odd shaped cards and love the challenge in making them. There is a great tutortial over at split coast if you want the complete details or just follow the basics instruction below for the basic card. I am submitting to 2 different challenges, 1 Paper Variety and 1 at My Pink Stamper.


One 5 1/2" x 12" piece of Cardstock,Scor-Pal, Paper Cutter,Patterned Paper, Bone Folder,Craft Knife, Ruler, Adhesive .

Step 1

Place 5 ½” x 12" piece of cardstock horizontally in your Scor-Pal. Score at 2”, 4”, 8” and 10”.

Step 2

Turn cardstock a ¼ turn. Along the long edge, measure in 1 ½” . Make a slit with a craft knife between the score marks at 2” and 10”. Repeat on the other long side.

Now using your favorite pattern paper or special themed paper, measure each sectionand adhere to card.

Finally-Embellish & decorate.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

4 Challenges- 1 Project

I made these for some co-workers but works for the Tuesday challenge, I used frapp.bottles. I made sure I washed them and made sure they are dried before filling. I filled 1-hot cocoa mix, 1-marshmellows, 1- kisses choc., 1-choc covered peppermint sticks for stirring. Used some misc. heavy card stock to cover the box and some misc. patterned paper all from hobby lobby. I submitted these in 4 challenges, 1 for Momo's Tuesday Challenge, 1 for cooking with Cricut, 1 for Paper Varity the other is for Fantabulous Cricut challenge. I can't believe that I was able to enter 4 challenges with just one project. I wonder if they all knew they were picking a snow theme, it made it easy for us. LOL. Thanks for stopping by to look. Kelly

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My fellow employees Christmas gifts

Well, Happy New Year everyone and I hope it was safe one.
I have wanted to post what I had made for the girls that I work with for Christmas for quite some time but was afraid that one of them would get on my blog and see so I had to wait. Well now I can tell you, they are frames with there last names in them. I had bought a paper stack from DCWV it is called.....The At Home Stack. I used cream colored paper and basic brown ink and an alphabet stamp set from SU. The frames are from Dollar General only $3.00. I used SU flower punches to cut matching paper flowers from the paper stack, I really like how the paper flowers turn out. I really feel the frames turned out super cute. The girls at work thought I worked for ever on them, what dont know wont hurt huh!!! I am going to try to make more time this next year to do more crafting and spend more time in my room. I think I will even try my hand at making some videos. Thanks for your time and looking at my blog. Hugs Kelly