Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #53

Hi All!

Hope you are doing well on this Halloween evening! We don't get any trick or treaters out here in the country. But, I'm sure the little ones are having great fun in town going from house to house for their treats! It was a treat for me to use a new stamp I recently purchased. Also, I couldn't resist some new Prima flowers when I was shopping at Hobby Lobby. I just love the elegant look of this challenge of black, white and burgundy. Loads of fun and inspiration over at Play Date Cafe again this week! Take care and thanks for taking a peek!

Paper: Bazzill
Stamp: Stampabilities, sentiment
Stamp: Christmas bulb, Stampin' Up
Flower: Prima
Gems: Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder: Finial Press, Stampin' Up

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #52

Hi there!

Hope you all are doing well on this Sunday! I have to say Happy 1st Anniversary to The Play Date Cafe Challenge!!! I am so pleased that I have found this challenge blog to stretch my creativity! I found it only a short while ago, but it has been great fun to see such awesome inspiration from the designers! Also, I love looking at the amazing entries from everyone for the's ALL FUN!!! The colors this week for their challenge is pink, orange, and yellow. I tweaked this card for the challenge 'til I could tweak no more and this is the final result...hehehe. Thanks for taking a peak...have a great day!

Paper: Kraft base
yellow/orange, my stash
Doily: Jo Ann Fabric, sponged with
Ranger Distress Ink, worn lipstick
Stamps: Bird cage, Serendipity
Scallop circle, Inkadinkado
Sentiment, Stampin' Up
Buttons: Basic Grey
Pearl Cotton: Jo Ann Fabric
Pearl Brad: Recollections
Pearl Gems: Martha Stewart

Friday, October 22, 2010

Yeah, FUN was GREAT!!!PDCC#51!!!

Hi there!

I was happy dancin' when I saw my name on the Fab 4 for Play Date Cafe Challenge #51!!! I seriously did not think I'd do well with the challenge when I first saw the colors. I tend to go for the brighter colors, but a challenge it was and I was happy to stretch myself and learn with the process. So, I thank the Play Date Cafe Challenge designers for such inspiration with this great challenge and choosing me as one of the Fab 4...THANK YOU!!! You all take care and have a great day!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #51

Hi All!

Just a quick post here for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #51. I seriously thought this one was a challenge when I first looked at the colors of beige, pale blue, and pale mint-ish green. I was thinking hmmmm...oh I don't know about this one. But, I received my new Basic Grey paper pad in the mail yesterday and the creative juices got a kick start!:-)) I'm happy with the end result. The colors are soft and pretty together! Thank you Play Date Cafe for this great challenge!!!
Paper: Basic Grey(Jovial)(Green)
Paper: beige, pale blue(my stash)
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Leaf Punch: EK
Lace: JoAnn Fabric
Buttons: Fancy Pants
Scallop Edge: Fiskars
Cloud Edge: Fiskars

Happy Halloween!

Hi there!

How's it going? Hope it's going well in your little world! I've been wanting to use these test tube containers I bought at JoAnn Fabrics a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure how I was going to decorate them, but am pleased with the end results. The weather cooperated and got a decent picture with the cute little pumpkin on table. Well, thanks for taking a peek and enjoy your day...take care!!!
Test tube containers: Martha Stewart
Paper: BoBunny, American Crafts
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems, Eyes: Darice
Glossy Accents: Ranger Ink
Candy: M&Ms

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Play Date Cafe PDCC 50

Good Afternoon!

Hope all is going well with you! I thought it was a good time to finish and post this card for the challenge over at Play Date Cafe. The colors they come up with for the challenges are so fun fun fun!!! The construction workers are paving our road in front of our house today. So, I have a barking dog. He's a German shepherd who loves to be protective, which is a good thing, I guess...hehehee. A good way to get away from the noise was to close my door to craft room, turn music up, and stamp away!!! I looked through some of my Christmas stamp stash and saw this cute angel from Hero Arts. She looks a bit like me don't ya think? Ok ok...I mean if i would have given her brown Well, I hope you are having a great day in your corner of the world! Thanks for taking a peek...take care!
Paper: Bazzill(green), Stampin' Up(mauve/red)
Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up
Twine: Martha Stewart
Stamp: Hero Arts(angel), Stampendous(music notes)
Papertrey Ink(Peace on Earth)
Scallop Edge: Fiskars
Button: Jo-Ann Fabric
Misc: Gems, glitter

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC 49

Happy October!

Hope you are having a great weekend! I made this card for the challenge at Play Date Cafe. Stop on over 'cause the challenge this week involves gorgeous colors!!!

It's a chilly one here with gray skies and rain. We went to a bday party this afternoon. The Ohio State game was on and they won...yeah...go Bucks! So, my husband was a happy man...hehehe. I should have said ok let's go craft shopping now. :-) But, we went pumpkin shopping instead. Fall colors on the leaves and pumpkins here and there. It's a lovely time of year! Ok, about my card here, I struggled a little with it and ended up with what you see. The picture could be better, but got it later this afternoon without sun. Maybe the sun will come out la la...hehehe. OK ok...I know...I'll stop 'cause I can't sing! :-)) Take care and have a great weekend!
Paper: Martha Stewart, Sassafras, Bazzill
Twine: Martha Stewart
Punch: Martha Stewart
Lace: WalMart
Doily: Pat Cataan's
Chipboard: Colorbok
Gems: K&Company
Punch scallop circle: Stampin' Up