Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gorgeous Gourds

I LOVE this look I found for blue gourds in the "Gorgeous Gourds" Challenge at Curtain Call.  I couldn't wait to make a card with this beautiful blue plaid gourds.  Just LOVE it!
I used some older Making Memories pattern paper, some burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby, seam binding, a Paper Sweeties sentiment stamp, a piece of a journaling card (also from my stash), and half a doily.
Curtain Call Challenge Blog - Challenge #15 - Gorgeous Gourds - Did you see the adorable inspiration photo?  I just LOVE these blue gourds!
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog - Challenge #169 - Pumpkin Patch
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Simple Salutations - Use a Sweet Sentiment
That's all for today!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Christmas Paper Pocket

As promised, I'm back to share another one of these sweet little paper bag pockets.  I made this one with some older Christmas papers I had on hand.  I want to use it as a Christmas gift and I figured it's always good to get started on Christmas projects!
Here are the challenges I've found where I can enter this pocket project:
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge Blog - Challenge #67 - Buttons - I used LOTS of buttons!

Hiding In My Craftroom - Challenge:  Super Scraps Saturday - I used all scraps on this little pocket!
The Kraft Journal - Challenge #142 - Discover Something New - I tried my hand at these paper bag pockets (from a tutorial I found at The Kraft Journal a while back).  This is a "new discovery" for me, and I thought it was really easy and fun.  My "kraft" product is the mini paper bag I used!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Christmas/Happy Holidays
If I find some more challenges where I can enter my little pockets, I would.  For now, that's all I have for you.  I really hope that everybody has a great week.

Cute Paper Bag Pocket

I'm here today to share a quick little project I made from a mini paper bag.  I will admit that I was very much inspired by other people on this - I'm not always the most creative on my own.  I do like how it turned out.
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge #67 - Buttons - I used LOTS of buttons!
Mark's Finest Papers Challenge Blog - Wednesday's Simple Salutations - Thinking Of You - I used a Mark's Finest Papers tea cup stamp from their Oh Beans Stamp Set.

Hiding In My Craftroom Challenges - Super Scraps Saturday - I used scraps and LOVE using scraps.  Great challenge!
The Kraft Journal - Challenge #142 - Discover Something New - This was my first time trying the little gift bag pockets that I learned about in a past tutorial at The Kraft Journal.   I saw several other people try them, and they seemed easy enough and turned out really cute, so I thought I'd give it a try.  My "Kraft" item was the small kraft paper bag I used to create this.
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #102 - Anything Goes - You don't have to use the scripture on your project.  I like using their gorgeous word art files, but I didn't this time.
I made this little gift card pocket based on a tutorial that I had seen some time ago over at The Kraft Journal.  I used a cute little paper bag and covered it with patterned papers, stickers, flowers and buttons.  I love getting ideas like this because they're easy and cute.  Mine turned out really good for my first try, and I will definitely do this again because it was super easy and fun.
I will be back again soon with another blog post to show you another one of these cute little pockets.  If you give it a try, please let me know so that I can look at yours too.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pretty Pink and Load of Buttons

I found a few challenges this week that I really wanted to enter, so I made a card to cover the themes for these.  I plan to give this card to a special someone who will really appreciate it right now.  I used some really old Making Memories papers and embellishments along with lots of buttons.  I love using buttons on my projects, even though they usually require extra postage because they're so "lumpy".
These are the challenges I found where I want to enter this card, and I'm hoping it will bring me some luck this week.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge Blog - Use an Acrylic or Clear Stamp (No Digis)

Red Carpet Studios Challenge Blog - Challenge #54 - Pretty in Pink
Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #40 - Favorite Color As Main Color
Dream Valley Challenge Blog - Challenge $67 - Buttons
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #101 - Anything Goes (Uplifting/Encouraging)
I wish I could find some more challenges to enter, but that's all I could think of.  I would really appreciate hearing your thoughts on my card, and would love even more to have you as a new follower of my blog.  I would LOVE to follow you in return.
I hope that you're having a happy week creating fun things, and I thank you so much for stopping by to say hello to me!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

I'm a Sweetie!!

I was SO thrilled when I won the challenge last month at Paper Sweeties Challenges.  Not only did I get to pick out a prize for winning, but I was also invited to design with them for the October Sketch Challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo for this month's challenge at Paper Sweeties.
So, I decided that I wanted to try something a little bit different for this challenge.  Rather than making a card or tag, which I seem to do ALL the time.....I chose to make a little treat box.  After I made this one, I created one for each of my nieces and nephews that I plan to hand out soon.  It doesn't show it in the photo, but I ended up stuffing them with suckers, candy and treats.
The box was cut from a piece of cardboard, and I covered it with some Autumn colored pattern papers to match the inspiration photo.  I added the door and window which are from Maya Road, and I painted and glittered those.  Then, I added some flowers, ribbon, a flower cut from a dress pattern, and then the sentiment strips which are stamped with Paper Sweeties sentiment stamps.
I'm playing along and entering a couple of challenges with this project.  I never seem to be able to find many challenges where I can make my projects fit, but this is where I found to enter this.

Pals Paper Crafts Challenge Blog - Challenge #174 - A Color Challenge

Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #65 - Color Inspiration

Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #100 - Anything Goes
Please stop by Paper Sweeties to enter their challenge this month.  You just might be as lucky as I was and have your project chosen to win their awesome monthly prize (a $20 gift certificate to their shop).  You don't have to use Paper Sweeties stamps to play along; but if you do, you get an extra vote.  You will LOVE their stamps and sweet products.