Saturday, October 19, 2013

Once Upon A Sketch

I really have missed Once Upon A Sketch, so I thought I would try to play along with this months challenge. The sketch is beautiful and the journaling theme is "journey". I thought it would be perfect to scrap Jenna's maternity pics! If you haven't played along at OnceUponASketch, you really should, the inspiration is amazing and there are some AWESOME prizes!

Here is the sketch for this challenge:

Now here is my entry:

I used the Kaleidoscope template and ramdomly chalked some white around the elements. I inked the edges of the yellow paper with blue chalk ink and added a liquid pearl accents. The little balloon is Imaginarium Designs. I embossed it and added little pearl accents as well, then added a star sticker and twine.

I took one of the Fancy Pants buttons and added a miniature rose and twine!

Just a few more close-ups.

I made a little flower cluster with Prima "Got Flowers" and some Imaginarium leaves. I tied a little twine bow to finish it off.

I added foam dots for dimension behind the middle photo. The alpha stickers were white, so I used black alcohol ink on them.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it!!!  :)

Supplies Used:
Fancy Pants - Park Bench Collection: paper, buttons, alpha stickers
Green Tara - lace & trim
Imaginarium Designs - chippie balloon & leaves
Miss Elizabeth - chipboard alphas
Ranger alcohol ink - Pitch Black
Prima Marketing blooms
Zig Writer - black
Viva Pearl Pens - light green & ice white
Crafter's Workshop - Kaleidoscop 12x12 stencil
Studio G - chalk ink blue, white
Wow Embossing Powders - cotton candy, sour lemon, earthtone olive & opaque bright white

Friday, October 18, 2013

WorldWin & Inspired By Stamping Holiday Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Inspired by Stamping and WorldWin Papers Holiday Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from the WorldWin Papers Blog.

Christmas season is all about gift giving, and this hop is no exception. We have planned a very sweet giveaway for a lucky winner. To be eligible for the giveaway, please visit each blog in the list, grabbing the "letter" code as you go. Once you've landed on our last blog, which is the Inspired by Stamping blog, you will leave a comment with the secret phrase created by putting together all of those letters that you collected from each blog. Winners of the giveaway will be announced on October 23rd on both the WorldWin Papers and Inspired by Stamping blogs.

The designers have worked hard to produce all of these fantastic creations, and we would like to invite you to leave some comments on their individual blogs as well.

The GIVEAWAY PRIZE is $50 Gift certificate from IBS and $50 WorldWin Paper pack!!!!!

My secret letter for the hop is............"O"

. I have 4 inspired by Tim Holtz Christmas tags to share with you for the hop! These were so much fun to make! The IBS stamp sets were so cute and so easy to work with!!! I used a mix of 3 sets (shown below) for these tags. I used WorldWin Kraft cardstock for the tag base. I then used ColorMates white for the stamping.

 Build A Snowman

 Dec. 25th Labels

Holiday Expressions

Your next stop will be Gini Williams Cagle's blog. Please make sure to stop by each designers blog, I'm sure you will be inspired! And don't forget to collect all of the secret letters. And don't letter is:


Thanks so much for joining us!!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Decadence WOW Style!!!

The theme for last month was "decadence" but I missed it, so I'm using my project for this month's post! I wasn't quite sure how to interpret this theme but when I hear the word decadence I think of "over indulgence". But looking up the actual meaning it has to do with the decline of morality also. So this is just my personal take!!!

There is a lot of embossing on this page! The frame and mat around the photo, the chippie dressform and corset, and even the lace! I used lots of "Desert Sands" on this page.

Here you can see the bottom of the photo frame, I used Primary Ebony Ultra High and Silver regular powder mixed. Then on the ornate chippie frame (Imaginarium Designs) I used Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High powder. The blooms are Prima.

Here you see Dressform (Imaginarium Designs). On this I used Desert Sands Gobi. And on the hanger part of it I just used more Metallic Gold Rich Regular.

Here you see the lace, which I covered with embossing ink and then sprinked with the Desert Sands Sahara powder, it's so pretty! And then on the corset (Imaginarium Designs) more of the Sahara powder.

Here you see a little more detail of the lace. It really worked well, and it's so sparkly and pretty!!!

This page was a lot of fun, choosing embellishments and making it kind of loaded up!!! I hope you don't mind that it's a month late for the theme, lol!!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked the layout!


WOW Products Used:
Desert Sands collection, Gobi and Sahara
Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular
Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High
Primary Ebony Ultra High
Silver Regular

Other Products Used:
Imaginarium Designs chippies
Graphic45 Metal embellishments
Prima Black Coal Invild Bolme ink
ColorBox ink chestnut
Prima Blooms
Prima Almanac and Printery paper

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Craft-Dee Bowz Halloween Cards!!!

Hi, it's Patti and I have a coupe ofHalloween cards to share with you today! Donna gave us some gorgeous ribbon this month, and we also got some super cute little stickers and a great spider web die!!! I wanted to do a layout, but I don't have many Halloween pictures and I have scrapped what I do have multiple times, lol! Anyway, here is the first card:

I made a big double loop bow with my Craft-Dee Bowz tool, this made such a pretty bow with the wide sheer ribbon. I did a three loop black one with the smaller ribbon on a smaller size as well.

You can see I added liquid pearl to the diecut frame and then placed my title sticker on that.

I used the cute little spider web die with some silver foil paper and put one in each corner of the card. I placed the larger bow on top left and then the smaller on bottom right!

 Here's the second! Purple cardstock back and orange Kromekote embossed center. The sentiment is Anna Griffin. The pattern paper as well. I added the sticker to the bow!!!

These were really simple cards to make, but I think it gives a dramatic look! I had a lot of fun making this one! Please check back to see what else the Design Team has done with these super fun supplies!!!


Supplies used:

From Craft-Dee Bowz:
Craft-Dee Bowz Tool
Orange Sheer ribbon
Black Sheer ribbon
Memory Box Die (Creepy Web 98158)
Recollections Glitter Sticker (bat & moon)

Other supplies:
WorldWin Kromekote paper (orange peel)
WorldWin Kromekote paper (black lizard)
WorldWin Kromekote paper (silver foil)
Anna Griffin Spooktacular collection Title sticker
Anna Griffin Reflected Damask Cricut embossing folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities Pearl Effects die
Ranger Liquid Pearl Onyx

Friday, October 11, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness With Moxxie!!!

My project for "Fighting Back" is a layout that I did with a picture of our daughter at her office. They all wore pink, even the men doctors! So I thought this was perfect for this week!

I was so excited that I got to use the "real men wear pink" rub-on from this collection. I made little banners for the sentiments.

I made a little flag banner for the title "hope". I cut out the letters from one of the stickers and then cut out the little bra! I added some bling of course! I used some twine for the little rope.

I used some gorgeous lace and trim from Green Tara for a little frill. I also used pop dots underneath the photo that I matted with white cardstock.

Here you see some of the close-up work on the little banners with the sentiments.

Thanks so much for joining us today, and please remember, early detection really does save lives, so please remember your annual check-ups.
Patti :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Craft-Dee Bowz Blog Hop Time!!!

Welcome to the Craft-Dee Bowz Blog Hop. This month's theme is Halloween. You should have arrived here from Brenda's blog. If you get lost along the way just refer back to the Craft-Dee Bowz blog, and don't forget to leave one last comment there.

To be eligible for the prize you must leave a comment on each blog, but the team is small, so it won't take long and you should see some wonderful creations along the hop!!  Now here is my creation.

I did a card with some specialty WorldWin Papers Kromekote cardstock. I also used the super cute little die that Donna sent with our package to make the web! I made the lucious orange ribbon with my Craft-Dee Bowz tool and the little black one from the ribbon she provided!! And the little sticker too!!!

I used WorldWin Papers Kromekote paper in Black Lizard, Orange Peel, and Brushed Silver. I embossed the Orange Peel with and Anna Griffin Inc. embossing folder. The sentiment sticker is also Anna Griffin. I added Onyx Liquid Pearl to the title.

The orange bow looks perfect sitting on top of one of the little webs made with a Memory Box die called Creepy Web! It was perfect with the Brushed Silver paper!.

This was a really fun card to do and the Craft-Dee Bowz tool makes it so easy to make gorgeous bows every single time, any size you need!

Your next stop is Barbara's Blog, and thanks so much for joining us!!!

Supplies used:
Craft-Dee Bowz Tool
Orange and Black organza ribbon
WorldWin Papers Kromekote paper, Black Lizard, Orange Peel, Brushed Silver
WorldWin Papers Ivory ColorMates cardstock
Anna Griffin Inc. sentiment sticker
Anna Griffin Inc. Refracted Damask embossing folder
Creepy Web die by Memory Box
Couture Creations Scallop Rectangle die
Onyx Liquid Pearl by Ranger
Recollections sticker (bat)

"DREAM" for Couture Creations

Today I thought I'd share a project that I did for Couture Creations. You can buy their products here in the US through TheCropStop. They have a fantastic variety of embossing folders and dies, along with other embellishments as well. This is a photo of our sweet and precious Grand-Daughter! Our first Grandchild and she is such a blessing! I love this photo of her sleeping.

I layered and used foam tape on this page. I also did some paper folding too. Below you can see that I used the square nesting die in a smaller size to make a mat with ivory cardstock. I put them on a layer of pink and blue cardstock cut into squares and angled. I made a bloom cluster with a blue bow too!

I used the Kaleidascope Heart die and cut three different colors and backed them with ivory cardstock. I layered these for an embellishment.

I used light yellow cardstock and made some little paper folded fans. Tucked them underneath and topped with a little yellow rose.

Here you see the background squares that were done with the Super Powder Puff folder from the Fresh & Fun collection. I then colored in the raised images with light pink, green, blue and yellow Zig markers.

Products below available at The Crop Stop

Other products used:
All cardstock by WorldWin Papers
Zig markers by Kuretake
miscellaneous blooms

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day!

Today October 5th, is World Card Making Day!
A day to celebrate the "kick off" of the holiday card making season.

CropStop is getting ready too.  We invite you to "jump" along with us on our World Card Making Day Blog Hop and join in our challenge to you...
"Inspire us and share your project"

  Starting with the Cropstop Blog, you will visit each of the blogs listed below and leave a comment on their inspirational creative project.

Then, create a new project and  link it up at the bottom of the CropStop Blog World Card Making Day post for a chance to win a prize from The Crop Stop. 

There are a few details to share and guidelines to follow:
1. Visit and comment on the blogs listed below. (There may be added blog candy along the way!)
2.  Limit of 3 entry links, please.
3.  All cards must be linked by midnight, October 31, 2013.
4.  Winner chosen by random draw.
5.  Winner has one week to claim their prize by contacting us via

Now here is my project, it is a card to celebrate Fall.

I used a Couture Creations embossing folder, "Hyper Magical", and embossed a light green piece of cardstock. Then embossed several other pieces of Fall colored cardstock and cut out the leaves. I also used a green marker to highlight the other areas. Then glued the leaves on the light green. I used gold ink on the entire image and also added Couture Creations gold gemstones in the little circles.

So, get hoppin'!
Dana's Blog - They Call Me Tatar Salad
Gloria's Blog - Scraps of Life
Pam's Blog -Scrapbook Flair
Patti's Blog - My Pieces of Time
Vicki's Blog - The Validation of Vicki
CropStop Blog

 Make sure that you are part of this "Around the World" card making day by taking part in our CropStop, "Around the World" Blog Hop!!  Your next stop is: Vicki's Blog

A little about World Card Making Day...
World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day founded by Paper Crafts magazine, and was so popular, it is now a worldwide event. 
Celebrating its eighth year in 2013, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

My Last Post with Green Tara

Well, my term is up here at Green Tara and I would like to thank
 Di and everyone for such a wonderful time! I have loved creating
 with all of the beautiful products and will use them from now on!!!
 Congrats to the new Design Team, you will LOVE it here!!!
 Now on to my post!

I wanted to share today 2 layouts and a card. I chose some different
 colors, a little out of my comfort zone. Green Tara has so many
 beautiful blooms and trims, you can come up with all kinds of 
great colour combinations! I'll start off with a white and black 
combo. This is a photo of our daughter with my husband at her
 wedding. It was a very sentimental day for her Dad!

Here you see the beautiful white lace and the black lace ribbon together. I added the little black and white stems. The leaves are just stamped and cut out. You see the black rosette also.

Here you see the beautiful large Heirloom bloom, and the little black raffia ribbon attached to it.

Next I chose a seafoam green/blue combination for
 this old beach photo.

The different type blooms mixed together look wonderful!!!! I added a little cherry blossom too!! I love those!

Here, I did a bow with the crushed organza ribbon and white raffia.

Last, I did a card to share, and this is red! I hardly ever do
 anything red, but I love the contrast of this card!!!

I love the large red heirloom bloom with the contrast of the white gardenia!!!!

 I added some beautiful white lace also and a little red stem!!!

Again, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Green Tara, and I know the new team will keep inspiring you with some gorgeous new creations!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Green Tara products used

Good Old Times
38mm crushed organza gold blue ribbon RB28GB
5mm white raffia RBJPWH
2 tone sea green cherry blossoms FLC22SG
White mesh ribbon RB6734WH
5cm organza & pearl tutu turquoise XF9227TU
satin rosette 5cm satin & pearl XF93305A
Heirloom 6.5 silk and organza teal bloom XF9213TE

Walk With Her Daddy
5cm white lace L2864W
black lace ribbon 10m RB6740BL
flower spray white PFST1100
flower spray black PFSTBL100
5cm satin & pearl flower XF933OBL
damask 8cm fabric & organza flower ivory XF9225IV

For Someone Special card
white gardenia FDV054WHS
flower spray red PFSTR100
red/white cherry blossoms FLC22RW
6.5 silk & organza heirloom bloom SF9213R