Dec 5, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #30

The current CAS-ual Fridays challenge coincided beautifully with a thank you card I needed to create for a friend.  In this Tic Tac Toe challenge, I had to either choose a row down, across or diagonal and use those 3 design elements to create a clean and simple project.

I chose the bottom row (Stripes, Orange, Aqua).  I was going for a simple classy look.  I think I accomplished my mission.  What do you think?

Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Find Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper: Paper Source
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Branch w/Leaves Die (Sizzix), Accessories: Butterfly Punch (Marvy), Glitter

Dec 2, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

I wanted to make a masculine birthday card for my dad.  While my intent was masculine I think the design is neutral and could be used for other purposes.  My dad liked his card so mission accomplished.  I can't take credit for this design as I was totally inspired by a card I found on Pinterest.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Paper Source
Ink: Tsukineko

Nov 15, 2011

Getting Krafty with Mojo Monday

This week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 215 provides a sketch that I can get krafty with...literally.  I have a thing for kraft paper.  I just love using it.  I recently purchased some My Mind's Eye kraft designer papers and I must say they spoke to the krafty in me.  So it should be no surprise that this card is mostly form or another.

Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Find Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper: Designer Paper (My Mind's Eye), Kraft (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Scallop Punch (EK Success), Frond Punch (Martha Stewart), Button, Twine

Nov 14, 2011

CLOSED: Renuzit® Holiday Fresh Accents™ Review and Giveaway

I was given an opportunity to review Renuzit® Holiday Fresh Accents™ Collection.

Renuzit® Fresh Accents™ is an attractive air freshener that offers the following:

  • Stylish versatile two-side holiday design
  • Two holiday fragrances – Winter Berry and Festive Snow®
  • 30 days of continuous fragrance odor elimination
  • No plugs, batteries or flames needed
I must say I was impressed by the packaging as they are very fitting to accent (get it) anyone’s holiday d├ęcor.  The scents were very pleasant.  If I had to choose, I prefer the winter berry scent as it was just made my senses happy.  I put one in my family room, which is a rather large room so the scent did not permeate as much as I would like.  On the flip side, I put the other in a bedroom and the scent permeated very well in there. So, the size of the room plays a big part in how strong the scent will be in a given space. Overall, I was happy with the product.  Also, considering they retail at about 2 bucks a pop at most stores, it’s a value that can’t be beat.

Well, I think I have said enough about what I think about Renuzit® Holiday Fresh Accents™ Collection.  Would you like to form your own opinion?  Of course you would.  Well, I have the perfect opportunity for you.

I am giving away coupons to provide 3 individuals with an opportunity to try Renuzit® Holiday Fresh Accents™ for themselves. 

How to Enter:
  • Open to continental US residents only.
  • Leave a comment letting me know where you would display your Renuzit® Holiday Fresh Accents™. Please include your name and email address in your comment.  
    Email format to reduce the possibility of spam: Your Email Address (at) XYZ (dot) com
  • Contest ends on Sunday, November 20th at 7:00 Central Time. Winners will be selected by The winners will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner(s) will be selected.

Disclosure: Purex Insiders sponsored this giveaway by providing me with 3 Renuzit® Holiday Fresh Accents™ coupons to give away to randomly selected winners.  I received products to review, but all opinions are 100% my own.  No other form of compensation was given.

Nov 13, 2011

Tag You're It

I haven't played with a CAS-ual Fridays Challenge in a long while and I must say I've missed it some kinda bad.  The missing is ova and I'm ready to play!

This CAS-ual Fridays Challenge (CFC28) is all about creating a clean and simple tag.  This challenge was just in time to create some Christmas tags.

I just bought this Inkadinkado stamp set this past weekend and couldn't wait to get it inky.  I'm notorious for buying craft stuff and taking forever to use it or never using it.  So, I was quite proud of myself for using my purchase immediately.  Yay me!

Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Stocking Stuffer Mini (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Kraft (Hobby Lobby), White (Georgia Pacific)
Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger), Onyx Black VersaFine Ink & Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Copics, Stickles (Ranger), Ribbon

Oct 18, 2011

Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge #11

Time for another Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge.

I must say this one was bit of challenge as all three elements stumped me...guess, that's why it's called a challenge.  LOL!  Anyway, here are the deets and my take on them...

Hope you join in the fun at Triplicate Trials Tuesday.  Can't wait to see what you create.  You have until October 30th to participate.

Thanks for looking,

Oct 4, 2011

Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge #10

Time for another Triplicate Trials Tuesday challenge.

I went the clean and simple route with this challenge.  I printed the image on white cardstock and added some color with a Copic marker. To fancy the dress up a bit, I added some Stickles for some sparkle and shine.  Cute the image out and popped the image on a kraft panel that was lightly dusted with distress ink and the whole shebang was placed on a white cardstock base.  Pretty simple.

Hope you join in the fun at Triplicate Trials Tuesday.  Can't wait to see what you create.  You have until October 16th to participate.

Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Pretty Paper (Sassy Studio Designs)
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Kraft (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Copic marker, Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger), Foam Squares

Sep 20, 2011

Triplicate Trials Tuesday #9

It's that time.  Time for another Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge.

Please join us at Triplicate Trials Tuesday for this challenge.  You'll be glad you did.  Plus, you have until October 2nd to join the fun.

In other news...
A big congratulations to Sharon as she is the winner of the Triplicate Trials Tuesday blog hop (from my blog) determined by

Thanks for looking,

Digi Stamps: Fairy Tabia (Mo Manning; Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: White CS (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Copics, Computer Font, Ribbon

Sep 19, 2011

Mini Cards

I love mini cards...they are just so darn cute and I just don't make them often enough.  So, it was fate when the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge was all about mini cards.  I made these 3" x 3" note cards as a thank you gift for a friend.  Using my handy-dandy Martha Stewart Score Board, I made envelopes to match (not pictured here).

Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Greetings (The Paper Company Studio)
Paper: White and Colors (Paper Source)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Circle Punches (EK Success)

Sep 18, 2011

Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge & Blog Hop

It's an exciting time at Triplicate Trials Tuesday Challenge Blog.  Why?  Not only is there a new challenge to tickle your senses, but there's a BLOG HOP going down.

I hope you will join in on the fun.   Participation is easy.  Simply participate in the Triple Trials Tuesday Challenge #8 and comment on all the participating blogs and you'll be entered for the BLOG HOP grand prize.  The grand prize is any TWO stamp sets from Wilson Designs.

The TTT challenge provides what you need to create your  project...the sketch, the colors and the theme.

But that's not all, some of the participating blogs will have prizes of their own to give away.  Guess what?!  I'm one of those blogs!  Simply leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win this Fiskars Petals From Scratch stamp set.

The challenge and blog hop end on September 18th, so you have plenty of time to participate.  The winner of the prize offered here will be selected at random (using on September 19th and the winner will be notified by email.

I interpreted the challenge two different ways and I hope they'll inspire you in your own projects.

(click on photos for a larger view)

If this was your first stop or you got lost along the way, here's blog hop line up so you can hop along with ease:

Alberta...that's you are here now :)

Whatever you do and whatever order you do it in, don't forget to comment along the way so you can be entered for any and all prizes offered along the blog hop.

'til I craft again or have something to say...


Peace Card
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific), Black (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger), Yellow (Hampton Art)
Accessories: Sprinkles Thickers (American Crafts)
Teachers Change the World
Stamps: Teachers Change the World (Tiddly Inks)
Paper: White and Colors  (Paper Source)
Ink: Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Foam Squares

Aug 22, 2011

Joyous Dancing

It's another fun and challenging Triplicate Trials Tuesday challenge.
I find something joyous and freeing about dancing thus it's my own form of fun and games. I hope you can find the time to play with us.

 Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Dance (Whoopsy Daisy Designs), Find Joy (Hero Arts)
Paper: Kraft, Red (Hobby Lobby), White (Georgia Pacific), Boysenberry (Bazzill)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Tea Dye Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Copics

Aug 17, 2011

Hoppy Birthday

CAS-ual Fridays joined forces with Clean and Simple Stamping for a sketch challenge.

 Thanks for looking,

Stamps: Mod Bunny (Inkadinkado)
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific & Cryogen), Pearlescent Pink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Computer Font, Ribbon, Copics, Embossing Folder (Provocraft)

Aug 9, 2011

Playing in the Rain

It's time for another Triple Trials Tuesday Challenge.

 **Click on the photo for a larger view**

This challenge screamed for me to to mix some sunshine and rain together because of the colors and theme.  The image was the rain and mixed the sunshine in with the quote.

Since I tied this challenge with the Sundays with Crissy Challenge - K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stamper), I kept the layout as clean and simple as I could.

Please come play with us at Triple Trials Tuesday and check out the other designer projects. Plus, don't miss your chance to win the Clear to See stamp set by Lawn Fawn.  A fun challenge with a chance to win a a swanky prize...just for playing.  It can't get any easier than that.

'til I craft again or have something to say...

Digi Stamps: Kai in the Rain (Mo Manning; Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Black (Hobby Lobby), Golden #2 (DCWV), White (Georgia Pacific)
Accessories: Copics, Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Ribbon, Circle Punch (EK Success), Circle Cutter (Martha Stewart Crafts),, Foam Squares, Computer Fonts

Aug 3, 2011

He loves me, He loves me not

As soon as I saw this cute image from Di's Digital Downloads, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  Do you remember the childhood game of He loves me,  he love me not?  No?  Well, simply put, it's a game where you pluck the petals of a flower one by one. With every pluck you rotate saying he loves me and he loves me not.  So, when you get to the last petal will determine if he loves your or not.  Wikipedia has a better explanation, if mine didn't do it for ya.

 I combined the game idea with the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which was perfect as the challenge was to use a 4" x 9" card base.  The base was perfect to let the petals fall.

Did you notice that there were 7 petals on the flower and only 6 petals had been plucked so far?  So, it goes without saying that this card's sentiment ends happily.  The inside has the last petal where of course, HE LOVES ME!

'til I craft again or have something to say...

Digi Stamp: Daisy Bear (Di's Digital Downloads)
Paper: White and Kraft CS
Accessories: Computer Font

Jul 28, 2011

Birthday Bucket

I have been a Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge follower since its inception, but rarely a participator.  I thought it was long overdue for me to get my MOJO on.  I recently acquired this Mo Manning digi stamp and thought it the prefect fit for the sketch.  Needless to say, I must put my spin on my card's sentiment.  I needed a birthday card, I saw the bucket and voila...the birthday bucket is born.
'til I craft again or have something to say...

Digi Stamp: Maggie (Mo's Digital Pencil)
Paper: Designer Paper (K&Company), White CS (Georgia Pacific and Canson)
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons, COPICS, Computer Font, Foam Squares

Jul 26, 2011

Bundle of Joy

A special little bundle of joy was born recently.  I wanted to congratulate the mother with a special card.  So, here goes...

This card was submitted for the following challenges:

Cas-ual Fridays #12 - use rub on or sticker
SCS Sketch #342

'til I craft again or have something to say...

Stamps: Sweet Baby Girl (Recollections)
Paper: Designer Paper (K&Company), Solids (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Sprinkles Thickers (American Crafts), Crop-
A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), Foam Squares

It's Beachy...

It's Triple T Time at the beach!     I'm excited to announce another Triplicate Trials Tuesday challenge.  This challenge's elements was all about the beach in it's colors and theme and a nice sketch to seal the deal.  I wish I could've been at the beach actually making a sand castle, but oh well.

I hope you'll play along with us over at Triplicate Trials Tuesday.   Since this challenge is every other week, hopefully you'll be able to fit this challenge in.

'til I craft again or have something to say...

Digi Stamp: Sand Castle (Copic Marker Scrapbooking)
Paper: Heavenly White (, Colors (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Copics, Twine

Jul 18, 2011

Chocolate Glazed Donut Anyone?

This week's Cas-ual Fridays Challenge is all about sweets and treats.  This challenge gave me the opportunity to revisit an old friend of mine...the chocolate glazed donut.  I {heart} chocolate glazed donuts.   I haven't had them in a long time as I've been making healthier choices.  That doesn't mean I don't sin in my heart just thinking about knocking back a couple of chocolate glazed donuts.

I used this cute digi stamp from Torico's Digital Gallery that I came across just last week.  Sweet coincidence!  I enlarged the image to make it large focal point.  Colored it with Copics and applied Glossy Accents to create the yummy glaze.  Doesn't it look delicious?  I'd like to think so, but that could just be chocolate donut jones talking.  Also, I used black twine to create the frame.  The twine pays homage to the Free For All (F4A73) Challenge.

What do you think of my chocolatey glazed delight?

'til I craft again or have something to say...

Digi Stamp: Donut (Torico's Digital Gallery)
Paper: White (Georgia Pacific and Canson), Black (Hobby Lobby)
Accessories: Black Twine, Foam Squares, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Copics, Impervious Font (


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