Saturday, April 12, 2014

Keep Calm and Hop on

 I am super stoked, I have one of my first paying crafting jobs that came in on Thursday!
How fun is it to get paid to do what you love so much?!
Today I have this fun card to share with you all.
Remember we are still up on the Spring challenge at Just Some Lines.
I covered a page from a French textbook with some different washi tape,
added my colored and die cut image, and the little stamp
(I must have gotten that last year after Easter)
The card is top opening, and a fun little easter card.
  I hope you are getting your craft on this weekend!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Where you Invest Your Love.....

 I am still so floored that it's already April!
However, this means that it's time for a new challenge at Anything But a Card!
This month it's "spring forward: open challenge"

I've been wanting to use some of my stencils, and my spray inks,
and I'm also in love with Mumford and Sons...
How does that play into this post??
Well my "quote" is from a Mumford and Sons song....

I realize that it is extremely hard to tell how big this really is, and when my mom asked me I had to stop and think, it's about 3 ft x 2ft,
and i've temporarilly hung it over my tv in the Living room, but am thinking
I may move it into the craft room.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring at just some lines and a Winner!

 I am really excited to share my card with you all today.
If you follow my blog at all you know that I don't do very girly stuff.
In fact I generally am the opposite of girly colors and such.
Well today Ihave a bit of a surprise for you
a Girlyish card!
Pink and butterflies! Oh My!
It's time for a new challenge at Just some Lines
This month we are going for Spring or Easter.
I think my card screams spring!
Happy bright colors, and lots of winged goodness!
The image is of course from Just Some Lines, I colored her up with my copic markers, 
and used one of my new die cuts to cut her out.
See how the butterflies seem to fly off the page?
Mmmm I am just so in love with this card! 
I wanna keep it for myself!
The sentiment is from Denami Designs, and I think it fit perfect! 
I do hope that you will come and play along with the challenge this month! 
Also Linking up with :
DCWV: card Sketch (used the Magnolia stack)
Love to Create: Color Challenge (Pink, Green and Tan)
Diva's by Design: Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: No Flowers
 ***** Ok, so it's been a little over a month since my birthday, and I posted the Birthday Giveaway!
Thank you all who read my blog, and leave me such lovely comments! 
I loved reading about everyone's favorite Cake!
Sooooo now for the winner!
***** SHartl ****
you are the winner of the birthday blog candy! 
Please email me at
so I can get your candy in the mail right away!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Traveling with fussy and fancy

Well, it's time for another challenge at Fussy and Fancy
The new challenge is TRAVEL.
I got a chance to use my new Tim Holtz stamps,
And a very fabulous Heidi Swapp background stamp.

 I love the chalkboard look that's becoming increasingly popular,
And I'm pretty sure this compass stamp is super perfect for chalkboard style!
Here's a close up since it seems to sorta get lost in the big picture
I hope you will hop on over to the Fussy and Fancy blog and join in the travelling fun!
Linking up with:
Shopping our Stash: Faux Sure (the "chalkboard is faux")
Simon Says Monday: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant: Chalkboard
Addicted to Stamps: Clean and Simple
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #234

Monday, March 31, 2014

Tall happy birthday

 Happy Monday!
It's super hard to believe that March is almost over!
Today I want to share with you all a cute little card I made for a fabulous co-worker
I have a small confession, I didn't know it was her birthday until I got to work!
Luckily I happened to have my copic markers, and a pad of Glitz paper on me!
So I colored up this Gorjuss Girl image, and decided I was going to play along with the Tall Card
Challenge at Just Us Girls, so I cut a piece of cardstock to fit in a regular size business envelope,
and got to work.
Again, this was made at my desk at work, with very very limited supplies!
I do love how sweet and cute it is,
and of course all the girls oooh'ed and ahhhhh'ed over it.
And of course they told me I should open an Etsy shop.
ohhh that sounds a little scary, but maybe I'll look into it!
Linking up with:
Just us girls: Tall and skinny card
 The paper Players: Tic Tac Toe

Sunday, March 30, 2014

5 for week 5

If you're looking for the Birthday Blog Giveaway you can find it Here

 March has 5 weeks, so at Anything But a Card we have decided to do a 5 challenge!
Yep, use the number 5, use 5 of something, ect ect,
Just make sure it's Anything But a Card!
I made a scrapbook layout using one of the pics I took on my rescent trip to Florida!
Wow there's a lot of pink in that picture!
Grab your crafty stuff and come join in on the fun!  

Saturday, March 29, 2014

May luck be on your side

I am having a hard time believing that March is almost over!
As the temperatures are creeping up and up, I'm trying to ready myself for summer!
NOOOOOOO I don't want the heat!
I got out of the Valley of the Sun and headed up to Payson AZ for a day trip with Roxy my border Collie, we played in the stream, and took some beautiful pics by the river!  
Do I have any to share?
Not in this post!
I do have a fun ATC that I made for the final week of the luck/st pattys day challenge at Just Some Lines!
I'm ready for spring, and wish that there was an actual spring her in Phoenix, it seems we either have
Hot for summer, or not as Hot for winter!
I uses some vellum for the words, and a button in the middle of the rose!
And she is a little fairy, and could probably live in a garden or forest somewhere! 
Hope you are getting crafty this weekend!
Entering into:
Wicked Wednesday: forest/ flower fairy
Simon Monday Challenge: Transparent
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes with Buttons