Sunday, February 26, 2012

Basic Grey Sketch Challenge

So I had a little time today to join in a challenge over at the Basic Grey blog.
I really like their sketch, here it is:

I did a layout for my niece's first job using Basic Grey/Life of the Party collection:

Here is a close up too I added some fun vintage buttons, gemstones and pearls:

They have some fun challenges and giveaways over at the Basic Grey blog, so check it out here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Thank you to all the wonderful hoppers that visited my blog over the weekend! It was so nice to read all your lovely comments! But enough of that, all you want to know now is who were the big winners?! I had two prizes to give away and here are the winners, drum roll please......

PRIZE PACK #1- Items shared from my original WCMD Prize Pack
 Selected via
Blog comment #149
gorgeous work!

PRIZE #2- March/April Issue of PaperCrafts
 Selected via
Blog comment #105

Congrats! Your card is so full of amazing details, I just love it. You did lovely work on the altered box too. Great job!

I will attempt to contact you directly, but in case I cannot reach you please email me your mailing address at:

Friday, February 17, 2012

WCMD Winners Blog Hop

Welcome to our WCMD Blog Hop, so glad you stopped by. Hopefully you just hopped over from Lisa's blog and have had the chance to witness all the incredible WCMD winners projects. Aren't they so talented! But wait there is plenty more to hop to from here- try to make it to all of them, you won't be disappointed!

So somehow I managed to win a spot in this amazing contest within the "Love" category, I was inspired by the Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar line and just let it flow, and my how God has blessed me since then. 
Here was my winning card:

Special thanks to PaperCrafts for such a wonderful opportunity and such a spectacular prize pack. So anyway, we wanted to give back a little and thanks to the incredible organizational skills of our fellow winner, Tifany, we put this little hop together for you all.

I have two new projects to share with you today, one is an all-occasion card created just for this hop and the other is an altered project made with items we received in our prize packs. So here is a shabby chic all occasion card suitable for any celebration, I call it Shabbily Celebrated:

 Materials Used: Jillibean Soup/Coredinations Cardstock base, Watermelon Gazpacho paper/Yellow Bell Pepper, Kraft tag, vintage patterned paper flowers; Scenic Route/text paper; Websters Pages/Ladies & Gents-Framed Beauty, Country Estate/Sentimental Journey; Pink Paislee stamps/Soiree (celebrate & burst); e. prima/gemstones; Ranger/Archival Ink-Coffee; Stampin Up ink/Sahara Sand; Want 2 Scrap/pearls; Fiskars/corner punch, scalloped decorative scissors and vintage metallic gold cord.

This next project I made as a Christmas gift for my in-laws. It is a photo cube altered with some of the lovely products we received in our prize boxes. It started out as this:

and then with some time and a lot of modge podge it transformed into this:

One of the sides of the box completed.

The top of the box.

Materials Courtesy of PaperCrafts prize pack: K&Company paper/Susan Winget-Nature,  Brenda Walton/Flora & Fauna Butterfly Baubles, egg & flower charmers, glitter alphabet chipbox, 3D stickers; Modge Podge; e. prima pearls
Well I hope you enjoyed my two projects, I would love to hear what you think- In fact you could win one of the prizes shown below My Prize Pack or the March/April Issue of PaperCrafts magazine if you leave a comment before midnight PST Monday, Feb. 20th. Unfortunately, I am only able to ship to the U.S. or Canada.

Prize winners will be selected randomly and announced here on Weds. Feb. 22nd, so make plans to check back in on Wednesday.

Prize #1

Prize #2

 Here is the complete hop order, just to prove that you can get there from here ;)

Blog Hop Order (html):
Paper Crafts
Alyssa Scritchfield
Amber Daigre
Becky Olsen
Carol Bloomberg
Julie Day
Kelley Eubanks
Kelly Rasmussen
Laurie Willison
Lisa Petrella
Patricia Folchert (You are here!)
Savannah O'Gwynn
Sharon Dunn
Stephanie Washburn
Terri Davenport
Tifany DeGough
Trinh Arrieta
Vanessa Menhorn
Veronica Zalis
Wendy Frederick

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Moxie Fab Get Well Hug

For Cath (sans CHA) with Love Blog Hop

As many of you will know, Moxie Fab World's Cath Edvalson (Trends Editor of Paper Crafts) won't be able to attend CHA next week due to a nasty pain in one of her shoulders. So... to cheer her up and thank her for "bringing" all of us to CHA with her during these past years, I thought we could surprise her with a blog hop..... 

 The above was what Lorena wrote for our Facebook event. My sweet blog friend Lorena first Flickr mailed me about her idea (she already has Susan Opel's OK) and before you know it, with a little input and help from me, a blog hop was born within an hour! 

Here we are today to share our creations to cheer Cath up! Any Get Well Soon/Feel Better/Sending hugs... cards/creations are much appreciated. After all, Cath has done so much for us card-makers over at Moxie Fab World, this is a great way to show her our appreciation and love! 

So here is my card for Cath, I so appreciate her and wanted to send some love too! A cute owl Get Well card seemed appropriate, but it needed personalized. So I added a wounded wing, just like Cath's cranky shoulder. :)

Hope you feel better soon Cath!