30 September 2011

FWF snowmen

Happy Friends with Flair Friday ya'll!! That means there's tons of fun and inspiration happening over at the Unity blog :) It's starting to get to the time of year where I start making up my Christmas card sets- gotta get a head start on those!! This card features the Jillibean Soup sets "Snowflakes Fall From Heaven" and "Jolly Good Fun," and could totally be a winter card or a Christmas card, and also I combined two Unity challenges for this!

First up is the LO from the KOM Sketch Challenge- this was a bit of a toughie for me, since I don't usually use a lot of angles, so the triangle was a challenge to incorporate! I decided to actually make it all into one single layer- which is actually the name of the game this week over at ATU- #40! Once I went with a single layer, and flipped the sketch on its side, it came together quite nicely :) Be sure to check out the Unity blog and the challenge blogs for lots more fun and inspiration!!

29 September 2011

thanks a latte

Yay! Finally I'm back in the craft room crafting for myself :D Whew- I had a huge order for 150 bookmarks, and by the end I was a bit weary of making bookmarks :) Anyhoo, nothing like the last minute, but I'm joining in over at Embellish Magazine and their latest challenge. Such fabulous inspiration over there!!

The challenge included using paint... well that was a bit of a stumper for me! Not a huge paint fan because I don't like waiting for it to dry, hehe. I ended up dipping the end of a toilet paper roll in some brown paint to create a "coffee ring" effect! I'm quite pleased with the outcome :) The stamps are Verve.

28 September 2011

autumn pumpkin decor

Yay, Autumn!! Again, it doesn't much feel like it down south since it's still pretty hot, so I'm just living off my memories of last fall up north- apple picking, pumpkin picking, jean & sweater weather... :) Anyhoo, I started putting up my autumn decor and decorating my mantle (because we have a mantle in this house!!!) and here's one of the little projects I came up with! Super simple, I had all the materials on hand, but fun and festive :)

Cross-posted on my homemaking blog, His Frugal Servant.

26 September 2011

happy harvest

So down here in the south, it's still in the mid to high 80's, so it certainly doesn't feel like fall! But since Friday {I think...} was the first day of fall, I decided it was time to start making some autumn cards! I love all the seasons, and fall is no different- the changing leaves, the apple and pumpkin picking, breaking out the jeans, and the beginning of fireplace season :) So anyways, enjoy my first autumn card, and I've also put this one up on Etsy!! :)

25 September 2011

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge

Hey all!! Today is PTI's September 2011 Blog Hop! This is only my second or third time joining in, so I'm excited :) The above photo is our inspiration photo. Such lovely colors! So I took those colors, and the repetition and interpreted them into my card below! I hadn't gotten a chance to use my eyelet lace border yet, so I knew I wanted to bust that one out. Added the fun birthday sentiment and some gems and there ya go!

Please excuse the dirty window frame- my craftroom and photo area are in shambles at the moment, and this was one of the better lighting areas in my home ;)

And just a variation on a theme... :)

23 September 2011

FWF love bug

I can't believe it's another Friday... which means Friends with Flair at Unity!! Yay :D This is an unusual card for me because it uses a LOT of patterned paper (BG's Bittersweet) and LOTS of layers, neither of which is typical for me! hehe. But I actually quite like how it turned out! It uses the Unity kit Love Bug- very fun set of stamps!!

Enjoy your weekend ya'll! DH and I are having a relaxing weekend around here after a very busy week for the both of us! I plan on doing some fun autumn crafting, so I should have plenty to share next week!

20 September 2011

He has made everything beautiful

Continuing with the trend of posting some oldies but goodies that I never got around to sharing, much of my days for the next two weeks will be spending thesis-ing and then working on a very large Etsy order. I really like this card- super CAS. The sentiment is Unity and the flower is Verve. Top off with a few gems and a little colored pencil action!

19 September 2011

quick and easy

Well today is another busy day so I decided to share another set of cards that I made a while back (actually quite a while back!). They're super simple and would be great as mini-cards or cards you might need to mass produce. Just two patterned papers, some ribbon, and a few embellies. I forget what I originally made these for, but maybe I'll have to do an updated version- kinda compare and contrast my older crafting style to my newer style :) Anyways, happy monday, friends!!

16 September 2011

FWF treeline

Hi all!! So sorry I've been away! Life's been a bit crazy- Master's thesis work, family vaca to Disney World, and other fun stuff... so it's been a while since I've been in the studio! Luckily, I have three orders to fulfill in the next 2 weeks, so you'll be seeing lots from me in the near future ;)

But today it's Friends with Flair Friday!! So I wanted to finally pop back in and share a set of cards I'd made a while back with one of my fav Unity stamps- itsy bitsy giggles. I simply love paper piecing that image!! I think I need to make some more cards with this stamp- just love it! :) So don't be surprised if you see something like this again soon ;) hehe, have a fabulous weekend friends!!