Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Lion King Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge

Happy Tuesday once again! It is time for another challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations! This week the challenge is a really fun one. You are being challenged to create a project or card inspired by a movie. This was tricky for me since I hardly ever watch movies, I would rather be crafting and when the TV is on I am a reality TV junkie or watching sports with husband. I am sure lots of you clever crafters have lots of ideas swirling around for this challenge so be sure to hop over to Scrap- Creations and play along with us this week!

I went about this challenge a bit differently. I first looked at what stamps and images I had then looked through all the videos we have here at home. I thought maybe one of the many hockey ones that I love on a snowy day, or maybe a comedy or thriller that my kids love. Then I saw The Lion King. I know it is an oldie but it was a favorite here for a long time. We watched it so much that I thought we wore it out. I then realized this Crissy Armstrong's Squigglefly lion family digi was perfect for the movie. This is the finished creation I did for the challenge. What do you think, were these two a perfect fit for a movie inspiration challenge?

The ladies this week really were inspired by their pick of favorite movies so be sure to stop by and check out their creations, you'll love them all!

Here are some other fantastic challenge that fit my card

The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Week 17-This week their challenge theme is "Cute". I think these lions are are so cute together.
Bee Crafty Downloads Challenge 39-Their challenge is to use "Furry/Fluffy Friends" on your creations. I think that these lions are furry with fluffy manes!
Crafty Emmas Store Challenge #5-Her challenge this week is a fun one "Animal Antics". I love animals so I knew this was a challenge I would like playing!
Charisma Cards Challenge #38-"Anything Goes" is the challenge this week. I love this challenge!
Crazy For Challenges C4C56-This week the challenge is "Bling". I have lots on this card a glitter button, this great DP with sparkle dots, and lots of platinum Stickles all over the card!
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 61-Their challenge this week is "I wonder what it could be???"
Hmmm... anything goes. Very eye catching I think!
Little Red Wagon Challenge #47-This week their challenge is "Glitter". I love putting platinum Stickles on this card for the look of sunshine sparkling off everything and I love this glitter DP from Best Creations!
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #9-This challenge would like to see "Glitter, Sparkle, Gems" or anything sparkly! I have lots of that on this card! Fun challenge!
One Stitch At A time Challenge #32-This week their great challenge is "Anything Goes- As you like it"! I love seeing how creative everyone gets.
Paper Cutz Challenge #60-This week the challenge is to use am image of a "Critter" on your creation!
Craftalicious Challenges No. 9-This week their challenge 's "Autumn /Harvest Festival". They would like to see Autumn colors or theme. I used lots of these colors on my card.
Pile It On Challenge-This week their challenge is "Cute and Charming". These lions are cute and this makes a charming family portrait!
Sketch Saturday Week 122-This is the fabulous sketch that I used for my creation!
Stamp Something Challenge-This week the challenge is "Something with Fall Colors". I used all fall colors on my card even though it isn't a Fall card.
Sundays With Crissy Challenge #9-This month the challenge is to make a project that has "Sparkle and Shine" . This isn't you typical sparkle card but I added lots of platinum Stickles for the sparkle of the sun on the grass and the flowers and leaves. Also the button, ribbon and DP sparkles and shines! I love this Squigglefly image of Crissys!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #78-This week their challenge is "Seasons Change". Use only the colors you see in the Fall. Great Challenge idea.
Tuesday Taggers Challenge-"Here Comes Autumn" is the challenge. This is an inspiration challenge so I used the colors of Autumn for my inspiration for my card. I love autumn colors!
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #19-This week their challenges is to use "Punches" on your creation. I used this Fiskers rope border punch that I have had forever and still love it!
Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Challenge #8-This is a new challenge for me. They have an inspiration photo to use. I chose to go with the jungle animal theme from the picture. Great challenge theme!

These are all fantastic challenges. Be sure to stop by, check them out and play along with them!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary C

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happpy Fall! Going Grey Challenge with Fred She Said

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! I am so glad it is Tuesday because that means it is time for another challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. This week we are celebrating the season. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The weather is cooling down and the colors here in New England are simply gorgeous. I love seeing all the leaves turning and everyone decorating with mums, pumpkins, scarecrows, and corn stalks tied with big Fall bows. So Going Grey's Challenge this week is AUTUMN.

We also have a fabulous sponsor this week, Fred She Said Digital Stamps

I used two of these wonderful images to create my card. I fell in love with wheelbarrow a while ago and then when I saw the pumpkins and sunflower arrangement I knew they would go great together. To make the flowers in the wheelbarrow look fallish I colored them then put yellow, purple, red and Autumn mix Flower Soft on them. I finished it off with punched out leaves from fall DP CS that I brushed with Stickles and left them popping out of the Flowers Soft. It is hard to see in the pic but this card SPARKLES so much. All the leaves have orange Stickles, the sunflower centers are also Stickled. One of the panels of DP are glittered dots and the flower buttons are glitter also.

Tracy has graciously given each of the DTs a Fall image to use as inspiration for you this week. The fantastic prize being offered this week from Fred She Said's Digital Store . So don't you want to come play with us this week! The design team as really done a fantastic job on their creations so be sure to stop by their blogs.

Peggy Regan
Kristen Catalano Scrap-Creations
Kim Howard
Jacki Randolph
Kristine Breach

Lorie Ames
Marie Bridgeman

Here are some other great challenges that fit my card

Creative Card Crew Challenge-This week their challenge is "Fall or Autumn".
Copic Creations Challenge #35-Their challenge this week is shading on and around images. I shaded on the wheelbarrow and the pumpkins.
Creative Belli Challenge #100-This challenge is to use B themed embellishments on your creation this week. My B themed embellies are sunflower buttons, a bow and a bunch of punched leaves.
Paper Sundaes Challenge #36-This week their challenge is "Fabulous Fall". Show your best Fall creations!
Sketch and Stash Challenge #44-This is the great sketch I used on my card and the new stash I used on it is the DP from , the glittery flower buttons from Michaels, and the Fred She Said digis.
Paper Playtime Challenge #17-Their challenge this week is "Autumn". Great theme for a challenge!
Stamptacular Challenge #77-This challenge is a great idea. They would like to see some sort of "GRID" on your creation. My back round DP is a Fall design grid.
Cupcake Craft Challenges #109-This week their challenge is "Transport". I thought a bit outside the box, a wheelbarrow is used to transport things around a garden or your yard.
Fairy Fun Friday Challenge Week 35-This week the challenge is "Embossing". I embossed the panel behind my image to make it pop.
For Fun Challenges-You'll need your sunglasses for this one is the challenge! They would like to see LOTS of glitter on your creation. I definitely have that covered, I love to use lots of orange Stickles on my Fall cards!

These are all fabulous challenges that I played today. Be sure to stop by and play along or leave them some love for all their creative work!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me about my creation.

Happy Creating,

Monday, September 13, 2010

Autumn Love

Happy Monday! Fall is in the air here in New England and it is wonderful. I love fall colors and especially when making cards. I was picked to be a guest DT for My Partner in Crafting Crime Challenge blog this week. They have a fantastic twist on the usual challenge blogs. The winner of the challenge every other week is asked to be a guest DT and is interviewed for the "Interrogation Room". It is fun to see what other people think about papercrafting, what products they use, and what inspires them when they create. It is run by to wonderfully creative ladies, Jenny and Robin, so be sure to stop by and check out their blog.

This week's challenge is a recipe for them. They asked that I use 2 DPs, 3 different embellishments, and something that I would never think to use on my creation. This was tough for me. I pretty much had my card done and then realized I couldn't put my finger on anything that would fit on the card. On Labor Day weekend I went to Newburyport, Ma with my sisters and daughter. We were poking around in the litle gift shops and I usually buy some candles there every year. I picked up some wonderful smelling soybean candle beads thinking I would try some for home and then realized maybe I could use these on my card. If you look at the wreath you will see green half beads on it. The scent is Earthly Embrace and they are a fairly strong smell. So I used Crystal Effects and glued them on, now when you hold the card it has a nature smell that goes perfect with the theme of the card. It has been a week now and it hasn't hurt the card and still smells wonderful. So that is what I used as my something that I have never used on a card! I think this was a great idea for a recipe and I can't wait to see what everyone else uses on their creations!

These are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card
Allsorts Challenge Week 69-This week their challenge is to use the "Colors of Autumn" on your creation.
Paper Sundaes Challenge #35-This week they would like us to use a minimum of 3 different embellishments, I used ribbon, pins, brads, and soybean candle beads.
Speedy The Cat's Challenge #20-This week the challenge is to use "Fall Colors" on your card. I love fall colors!
Southern Girls Challenge #1-This is their very first challenge and their fun theme for the challenge is "Anything Goes". Great way to start off!
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 40-This is the wonderful sketch that I used to create my card. They also had a option of using a knot on your card. There is a knot in the center of my bow because I make my bows using the Bow Easy and I knot it at the end.
Aly's Sunday Challenge ASC25-This week the challenge is "Sparkle and Glitter". I used shiny copper brads and lots of platinum Stickles all over my wreath. For lots of sparkle on my card!
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #99-This week their challenge is to use your "Old Stamps". I used one of the first Rubber Stamp Tapestry sets I bought. I have had them for 3 years at the least and they are still one of my favorite seasonal stamps.
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge-For this challenge they would like to see "Brads or Eyelets" on your creation. I used lots of copper brads on mine. This is also my first time playing this great challenge, so glad I found it!
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #16-This is another wonderful new challenge blog for me. They have a theme of "Celebrate Fall" for their challenge this week.
The Paper Players Challenge #15-This week they have a color challenge for us, Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso. I didn't have those colors exactly but I think I'm close.

These are all wonderful challenges, so be sure to stop by, check them out and even play along!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Middle School is Scary! Going- Grey with The Wild Flower Patch Shop

Happy Tuesday!!! Today is the first day of school for me! I am thrilled to be working in a second grade classroom this year with some wonderful kiddos. It is also time for another fantastic challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations! This week our challenge is an easy one I think, the theme is "For a Child". We have a wonderful sponsor this week The Wild Flower Patch.They have some of the most adorable images I've seen including Wild Flower Kids Digis and they were gracious enough to give the DT some to use to inspire you this week! Be sure to check out their store! One lucky person will win 5 digis of their choice from The Wild Flower Patch.

I made this card for one of the boys that moved up to middle school this year. He was so nervous about leaving our school and moving up that I told him I was going to write to him right after school started in Sept. and let him know he did great the first few days of school! He'll just be happy to know I was thinking of him! He was a bit of a daredevil so I thought this boy with the skateboard was perfect for him. I tried to give his shirt a tye die look using just the orange. What do you think?

The ladies really did a fantastic job on their creations this week so be sure to let them know how much they inspired you!
Welcome our 2 new Design team members

Weren't those fantastic creations this week!

Here are some challenges that fit my card

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 46-This is the wonderful sketch that I used on my creation.
ABC Challenge-"C" is for Charms is the letter for this week.
Allsorts Challenge Week 68-Their challenge this week is "New Beginnings". This is perfect because my card was made because of a move to the big school also!
Aud Sentiments Challenge #10-This week they have a great sentiment "Best Wishes" to use on my card! Great choice!
Cowgirl Up Sunday Stamp'en Challenge-This we the challenge is a fan favorite, "Anything Goes"! I love this challenge because you can see how others push their creative envelopes!
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #23-This week the challenge is to "Write Me A Message". They would like us to use a sentiment on our creation.
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #38-This week their theme is "Living In A Material World". Luckily they are letting us use ribbon as our material! I have an obsession with ribbon, especially dotted kinds!
Pile It On Challenge #35-This week their fun challenge is "Pile On The Layers", I have that covered with my card. I love lots of layers!
Stamp Something Challenge-This week their challenge is a "Cute Something". I think this little boy is cute trying to look like he's cool!
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #39-This is a new challenge for me. Their challenge is a photo inspiration this week. I was inspired by thr squares on the quilt for me creation! Great photo to work with.

These are all fantastic challenges, be sure to stop by and play with them!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I have created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Sis!

Here is a close-up of the image. I hope you can see all the sparkle on the flowers from the Stickles I used on them.Well it is a sunny Saturday and we were suppose to see some of the signs of Hurricane Earl here in MA but luckily all we got here in the NE part of the state was some much needed rain. Working for the school system we get both yesterday and Monday off for the long holiday weekend so it gives me some time to finish up some cards and still enjoy the weekend.

Today is my sister Peggy's BDay. This is the card I made for her. I always try to do or use something that she hasn't seen on my other cards because she also makes cards and is use to how I make my cards. I made the design on the white shimmer paper with my new Scor Buddy and used the Pearl Pen that we both bought last weekend on a stamping roadtrip with Pia and Kristen our other stamping friends. I don't think she has tried this yet. I bought this beautiful stamp from Our Daily Bread early in June at the Stamping Convention but decided to wait to use it until I made her card. I just finished the card yesterday just in time to give it to her today!

Here are some fantastic challenges that fit this card

A Crafty Little Place Challenge #54-This week their wonderful challenge is "Anything Goes". I love to see what people create with no limits!
A Pocket Full of Posies Challenge #5-Their challenge is "Winged Things"! I have 3 butterflies fluttering on my creation.
Our Daily Bread Challenge ODBDSLC28-Thius week their challenge is old forgotten embellishments, "brads, eyelets or buttons". I chose to use yellow brads on my card to balance out the embellishments and colors on my card.
Alphabet Challenge-"S" for Scallops is the challenge this week. I have LOTS of scallops on this card!
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #69-This is the great sketch that I used for my card!
The Craft Den Anything Goes Challenge Week 14-This is a challenge I love "Say It With Flowers" is their theme. I love using flowers on my creations!
By The Cute and Girly Sept. Challenge-This month the theme is "Indian Summer". These flowers in the watering can remind me of early fall because I want to cut everything in the garden while the still look beautiful!
Charisma Cards Challenge #35-This week the theme is "Inspired By A Song". Who doesn't sing the Happy Birthday Song a lot! Especially when you work in an elementary school classroom.
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #48-This week the challenge is a recipe-3 embellishments, 2 papers, and 1 image. I used ribbon, flowers, and pearls, my papers are BG and white shimmer DP and this beautiful stamp from Our Daily Bread.
Frosted Designs Challenge-This week is a photo inspiration and to use at least 3 colors from the photo. I used pink, green and white as well as the beautiful flowers!
My Time To Craft Challenge 105-This challenge this week is "In The Garden". Great challenge!
Oh, Alice Challenge Chapter 29-This fun challenge this week is "What makes you shine or sparkle?" I love glitter and Stickled all the flowers.
Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA58-"Pretty in Pearls" is their wonderful challenge. I used pink pearls and then used my pearl pen to make the tiny white pearls(I need a little practice using the pen).
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #37-This week their challenge is perfect "Happy Birthday"!!!!
Pile It On Challenge #34-This is a great theme this week, "Farewell to Summer". That is what I think of, goodbye to the flowers in my garden!
The Creative Cottage Challenge 22-This week their challenge is "Celebrations". A birthday is a perfect reason to celebrate!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments you leave for my work.

Happy Creating,