Saturday, October 30, 2010

Treat Bags for Church

Hi There.  Thought I'd share some the little bags I made for my preschool class at church.  They were very quick to make. I just dug through my drawer of scraps for the papers and ribbons.  Yarn is a real cheap way to close to top too.  I found the poem online, copied it, and then highlighted certain words.  I threw in a few pumpkin candies to go with the theme. 

Submitted to:
Cupcake Craft Challenge #114:   Sweet Treats with a Twist
Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #31: black, white and orange colors

Stamp:  Stampin' Up
Inks:  Memento Black, Distress Spiced Marmalade
Other:  papers, ribbons, Stickles, lunch sacks, zip-lock bags, candy

Thanks for stopping by today!  May you smile many times today!  -Kelly

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thank You card for male

Happy Friday!  Today's card is a "thank you" for a male.  It looked very much like a sympathy card after I finished the stamping so a quick trip to HL helped cure that with the addition of the colored papers.  I think this one will be headed to one of the storytellers at church in the preschool department.  The kids love his ventriloquist act with "Arnold" who shares God's messages in such a humorous and entertaining manner. 

The fall colors were inspired by  City Crafter Challenge sponsored by the Pixie Dust Paperie

The overlapping of the trees was inspired by the weave in the Paper Variety challenge week 7 sponsored by Apron Strings Designs

Inks:  Stampin' Up in baroque burgundy, old olive, close to cocoa, ruby red, more mustard, and really rust; Distress in vintage photo, antique linen, peeled paint and weathered wood. 
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn "thank you" and tree???? no name and bought about 7 yrs ago...
Other: Stickles in red, Tim Holtz edge distresser

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a happy and SAFE Halloween!  -Kelly

Monday, October 25, 2010

OTWC Challenge #30

Happy Monday!  I am sharing a card for the week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge #30.
Here's the inspiration photo and color scheme.

I am using my dollar tree stamp from Michael's again. 
I added the blue paper for interest. 
Jennifer McGuire (love her!) makes those little banners on her cards all of the time so I added one here with a Hero Arts sentiment from "Classic Messages".


Papers:  Amy Butler for K and Co "AB Lotus" and cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts "Classic Messages", tree from M's
Inks:  Stampin' Up Basic Brown, Distress Vintage Photo
Owl: Making Memories
Photo Corner: MS Photo corner punch
Brad: Making Memories

I have also used this tree stamp HERE and HERE if you'd like to check them out!
Certainly got my money's worth out if it!

Thanks for stopping by today.  -Kelly

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Carings Hearts Blog Hop

Hello. Welcome to the Caring Hearts Card Drive BLOG HOP!   

You should have come from Kelley Eubanks.  If you get lost along the way, you can go to the start of the hop here.  We are sharing cards today in the hop that will be donated to nursing homes.  We hope to encourage and uplift men and women in nursing homes this holiday season.  I am participating in the card drive in memory of my Granny, Nola Dalton. 
The card I made uses the sketch from  Everything but the Kitchen Sink challenge #25.
  It is my first time playing along and I am so excited to find this challenge.
Here's the Sketch:

I flipped the sketch sideways for my card:

Papers:  Me and My Big Ideas
Punch: Martha Stewart, sprayed with a mix of perfect pearls and water

 Your next stop on the hop is Kelly Marie of Lawn Fawn. 
I've used one of her sets on the "joy" card below. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  -Kelly

Here's a few other cards I am donating to the card drive:

Papers: MAMBI
Stamps:  "Merry Christmas" is Stampin' Up and "JOY" is "Harold's ABC" by Lawn Fawn

Friday, October 22, 2010

wee Memories Scrappy Challenges

Hi.  I am helping spread the word about a great weekly challenge site. 
Come join the fun at wee Memories Scrappy Challenges HERE. 
I have had so much fun participating in these challenges. 
 See my challenge #26 winning card HERE and my two Fab 4 cards HERE and HERE.   

Great prompts, great prizes and incredible inspirational projects!
Come join the fun!  -Kelly

Papercraft Star Challenge #18

Greetings!  Today I am sharing a card I made for  a new challenge I found browsing the web. 
 It is hosted by Papercraft Star. 
This challenge (#18) was a lot of fun! 
We had to make a card using dry embossing, a die cut, and metal in a thank you theme.   
I stamped  "THANK YOU" on the brad with StazOn. 
Thanks to this week's sponsor The Scrapbooking Cottage.  

Here's what I came up with:

Dry embossing: Cuttlebug "Spots and Dots" folder
Die Cut: Cricut "George" cart for the heart
Metal: Bazzill brad
Paper:  Hobby Lobby racks
Stamp:  Lawn Fawn
Ink: StazOn
Other: string, heart punch, brads

Thanks for stopping by today! -Kelly

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Caring Hearts Card Drive/2K4Y Challenge #64

Here's a card for the Caring Hearts Card Drive
 I used Rosemarie's bonus sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You challenge #64.   

The Sketch:

My card:

I stamped the polar bears on the blue paper from the kit and cut out the scraves for a little color and then adhered it to the bears stamped on white.  The scallops behind the white circle are made from a 1" circle punch. 

Papers: SEI "Granny's Kitchen"
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn "Harold's ABC" Stampin' Up  "Polar Bears"
Ink: Stampin' Up Basic Brown
Other:  pearls, star gem

It says "Merry Christmas" on the inside. 
Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!  -Kelly

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hey there.  I am sharing something different today. 
The boys and I made these cute little spiders for decorations. 

We used:
Styrofoam balls
black acrylic paint
glitter paint
pipe cleaners
google eyes
hot glue gun
paint brushes
newspaper/table cover

We painted the balls black.  It required two thick coats with lots of drying time.  Then we painted them with the glitter paint.  We wanted festive and cute spiders.  I cut the pipe cleaners in half and carefully jammed them into the balls and then bent the legs a little.  The google eyes were attached using the hot glue as well as the string on the top. 

So many ways to alter these cute little guys.  You could use colored google eyes, brightly colored pipe cleaners for legs or even go for an all black spider with no glitter and a smaller, beady kind of google eye. 

We have a few hanging in a doorway and a couple in a cotton web. 
This project is being submitted to Live.Teach.Create Halloween Challenge.
Thanks for looking.  -Kelly

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

OTWC Challenge #29

Hi there. 
Here is a card inspired by the colors in this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge #29. 
Thanks to this week's sponsor, The Stamps of Life. 

The stamps are from an old Stampin' Up called "Espress Yourself". 
I stamped the background beans with Versamark. 
The mugs were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black and then colored with watercolor pencils.  The sentiment was stamped on the white and then again on green.
 I pieced the two words from the green. 
I wrapped the top panel with strings and then popped it with foam tape.   

Thanks for looking.  -Kelly

Monday, October 18, 2010

"HI" card

I found an adorable pack of Amy Butler paper called AB Lotus at Michael's a while back.  It was tiny little thing clearanced for a $1!!!  Of course I grabbed it for making cards.
The papers are so pretty! 
I used "George" on the Cricut for the circle and I used "Storybook" for the flourish and "HI". 
That's the Martha Stewart photo corner punch up there on the left. 
The butterfly is from a Making Memories pack clearanced at Target. 
The edges are inked with Distress Vintage Photo.   


I'm submitting it to the City Crafter Challenge week #26 for the "Take Flight" prompt.
I love how this turned out and it can be used for anything!

Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Sunday, October 17, 2010

wee Memories Challenge #27

Hi.  I am sharing a birthday card today.  I used We R Memory Keepers "MVP" paper stack and Lawn Fawn's "Harold's ABCs" and "Bannerific" sets for the stamping. 
The star was cut with the Cricut.  This went to a nephew. 

Other Supplies: 
Punches:  EK "donut chain" and Martha Stewart photo corner
Inks:  Distress Vintage Photo and Memento Tuxedo Black

This card is being submitted to the wee Memories Challenge #27.
The prompt for this week is "Celebrate Good Times".
It is sponsored by Scor Pal. 

Thanks for stopping by! -Kelly

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Baby Cards for Limelight Papercrafts sketch

Today I am sharing a couple cards I made using the sketch from the Limelight Papercrafts challenge #58 this week.  The challenge is to use the sketch for inspiration and incorporate flowers.  The papers are from K and Company's "Itsy Bitsy Baby Girl" and "Itsy Bitsy Baby Boy" pads. 

These cards are for church. I make cards to welcome the new babies to our church family. 
Thanks for stopping by today!  -Kelly
Paper: K and Company
Flowers: Cricut "George" cartridge, Prima
Label:  Nestabilities Labels Eight
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Ink: StazOn
Misc: rick rack

Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Variety Challenge Week 5

HI there.  I am sharing a card I made using the sketch from The Paper Variety week 5 challenge.   Isn't it a cute sketch?   I will be donating this card to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

I used Me and My Big Ideas Stack "Oh What Fun" leftover from last year's Christmas layouts.
I stamped the sentiment with Lawn Fawn's "Harold's ABC". 
The edges are inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink.

Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Noah's Ark card

Greetings.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge #63 this week.  I REALLY like this sketch and will use it again and again. 

I am making some cards to send to our teen helpers at church to thank them for their service and encourage them.  When we have 14 three year olds in a room, we need the extra set of hands and the teens are wonderful with the kids.  This week I wanted to make a more masculine card for one of our male teens.  We have several. 

I stamped the Ark on cream paper, colored it with watercolor pencils and cut it out. 
I made the sun with a large gem and that old MM wire that has been in my stash for years. 
 I added some Glossy Accents for some watery shine. 
I thought the jute string and colors really made the card more masculine.

Stamp: Stampin' Up "God is Love"
Inks: Memento black; Distress Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo 
Papers: Hobby Lobby
Other: gem, MM wire, jute string, pop dots, Cricut "George" for the circle, Glossy Accents, Stickles

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Halloween Card

This Halloween card will go to my niece in college (act surprised, Chloe).  The spider was cut on the Cricut from the Doodlecharms cartridge, brushed with Mod Podge and then sprinkled with flocking powder.  I ran him through the Xyron and "attached" him to his web with string. 

This card is for the wee Memories challenge #26 (Halloween Theme)  sponsored by Mod Podge as well as Cupcake Craft Challenges #112 also a Halloween theme and sponsored by Soft Pencil. 

Papers:  MME "Boo to You", MM "Chloe's Closet" (not on purpose for my niece, ha ha), glitter paper from Target (messy!)
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn "Heebie Jeebies"
Inks:  Distress Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade, Memento black
Other: google eyes and string

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #28

Today's card was inspired by the colors in this week's
Originally, I was going to make the flowers yellow, but decided to take a different spin and stamp white flowers on a brown card. 
There are Versamark swirls in the background. 

Shape: Spellbinders Labels Eight
Stamps: Stampin' Up "Watercolor Garden" and Hero Arts "Classic Messages", clear swirls from unknown
Inks:  Stampin' Up craft white and black Stazon
Other: ribbon and buttons from stash, pop dot

This will be my sister-in-law's birthday card. 
Thanks for looking. 
Have a blessed day! -Kelly

Monday, October 11, 2010

Caring Hearts Card Drive: Card 2

Hello.  Today I am sharing another clean and simple card I will donate to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  I made four of these for the cause lickety-split! The stamp is from Stampin' Up's "God is Love" set.  I colored the bird with watercolor pencils, blended it and added a few gems for pop.  It says "Peace Be Unto You" under the bird.  My original one had a white tail and orange beak, but I felt it took away from the impact.  It screamed "tail!" and not "peace".   

I am submitting this card to the City Crafter Holiday Challenge
sponsored by Black Leaf Design Solutions.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
I hope you have a PEACEFUL day!  -Kelly

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Carings Heart Card Drive: Card 1

Hello.  I am sharing a card I made for the Caring Hearts Card Drive organized by Vera Ling of Ling's Design Studio.  She is collecting Thanksgiving and Holiday Cards for men and women in nursing homes.  We hope to lift their spirits this holiday season and remind them that there are many people thinking of them!  Cards are due to Vera by November 15th if you'd like to play along.  Many wonderful companies are generously offering prizes. 

This is a very simple card using Stampin' Up's "God Is Love" set.
I paper pieced the little heart.  Simple, yet very poignant. 

Ink: Memento
Stamp: Stampin' Up

I think I will share 1 Corinthians 13: 13 on the inside
"And now these three things remain:  faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love."
Thanks, Vera for organizing this card drive.  May many be uplifted! -Kelly

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank You card

I made this card for the "Tutti Frutti" challenge #25 at wee Memories. I don't have any fruit stamps so I had to take a little creative license here, ha ha. I stamped the background with the Hero Art "Friendship Definition" stamp and then stamped over that with my $1 tree stamp from Michaels. Since it was a fruit challenge, I used a pencil eraser inked in red to make my "apples" and then put a touch of Glossy Accents on them to shine them up. The birdie was misted with a mixture of perfect pearls and water.

Thanks to Prickley Pear for sponsoring this week's wee Memories challenge!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Harolds ABCs" and "Bannerific" (birdie), HA "Friendship Definition", $1 tree stamp from M's
Inks: Stampin Up! in Real Red, Distress Vintage Photo and Antique Linen

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a GREAT day! -Kelly