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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Treats-Paper Cupcake Challenge



Jennifer S. has challenged us with a theme of Trick or Trick - Something Sweet. (Use any sweet themed image i.e. candy, cupcakes, ice cream, etc. ) I used the cupcake with the butterfly by
Paper Cupcakes. I used a Cheery Lynn Pastry Doily Die that I purchased from Happy Scrappy - http://www.happyscrappy.us/. Go by the Happy Scrappy site and check out their prices and shipping. The corner adornments are Sizzix dies, I think. We would love for you to join us in the There's Magic in the Air challenge so come on over and have some fun.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Squigglefly Thank You Card


This card was made for the Squigglefly Challenge #121, Saying Thank You. My dear friend, Kathy, is the guest designer this week. Way to go, Kathy!!! I chose to use Squigglefly's Bella image to use in my thank you card. I just love the shy bear images.

Thanks, for stopping in to see what is going on in Boxertown. It is always good to hear from you.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Pink and Black Paper Cupcakes Challenge


The Paper Cupcakes challenge this week is to make a pink and black card. Pink and black is a color combo that I like working with so I really enjoyed doing this challenge. I have had my Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish die for a few weeks and had never used it, I don't know why I waited so long because I certainly like it. We would love for you to join us for our blog challenge so come on over to There's Magic in the Air and join in the fun. You just might win yourself a free digi. Stop in and check out the other team members cards and the details on winning a free digi or two.

I really appreciate you stopping in, I hope you come back again soon.

Challenges entered:
Party Time Tuesday-#39 Anything goes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CCEE1142


The CCEE Stampers challenge for this week was to make a card that had something to do with fall. I used the Whimsey Doodles -Nuts about you digital image. I paper pieced her hat and dress. The inside sentiment says "Awww Nuts, I forgot your birthday".

Thanks, for taking a look and I hope you will come back soon.

Challenges entered:
CCEE Stampers
Mojo Monday

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paper Cupcakes Challenge-AYE AYE


The challenge this week for Paper Cupcakes is to use the new Halloween digi-Aye Aye. This was another fun image to work with. Would you like to have this free digi by Nina May? You can find out how to get it and the details of our challenge at Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog-There's Magic in the Air. I hope you will join us in our challenge.


I am glad you stopped by today. Come back soon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CCEE1141-Celebrate Columbus Day


The CCEE Challenge for this week was to make a card that related to Columbus day which we celebrated this week. I have had these stamps for a long while, but had never used them. I know you don't usually see a sailboat in a bottle, but it was the only ship I had besides a cruise ship. It was hard getting a good picture of the card. The sponging is darker than picture is showing. If you would like to join us for this challenge, go to CCEE Stampers Blog for the details or to view the other team members cards.

Thanks, for stopping by.

Challenge entered: Truly Scrumptious Distressing




Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Adorable Halloween Girl


A friend of mine used this stamp at one of our monthly card swaps. I loved it so much that I searched for one to buy. I don't do a lot of Halloween cards so I have very few Halloween stamps, now that sounds like a good reason to buy a new stamp. I know, like I need a reason.
I have had the designer paper, the metallic copper paper, the brads and the ribbon for a long time. It is good to use some of these things. We always need to make room for new stuff, don't we? I hope you like this cute little girl as much as I did. Thanks, once again, for stopping by.

Challenges entered:
Twisted Sisters-make fall card and put something metallic on it
Clear it Out - Halloween
Anything Goes - Punches and/or Dies
Everybody Art - Halloween
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Halloween
Papertake Weekly-get in shape (rectangle, square, circle)
Tip Top Tuesday - Use Designer Paper (option of handmade flowers)
Use it Tuesday(TU#17)-Use metal

Paper Cupcakes Challenge


Sonia gave the challenge this week for the Paper Cupcakes design team. She challenged us to make a card inspired by a scripture and to use it on our cards. I chose the image "Praise Him". I have had this pack of designer paper for awhile and it was perfect for this image and scripture. We would love to have you join us in this challenge and get a chance to win
Paper Cupcakes images . You can find the details for the challenge and winning those images at Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog.

Thanks, for stopping by. I hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

TSC1007, Thanksgiving and Swirls

I made this card for the Twisted Sisters Challenge this week. Kathy challenged us to make a Thanksgiving card with swirls. Due to a fibro flare, I chose to do a CAS card. I used a pumpkin template that I purchased from The Cutting Cafe. I embossed it with the wood embossing folder, I suppose the swirl embossing folder may have been more appropriate for this challenge.

We took in another stray dog this week which is requiring a lot of attention. She evidently was terribly abused. She is a really sweet girl and we hope to find her a good home. So many people are ditching their dogs these days. It is so sad. The bad part is-we can't save them all. I sure wish we could. The last little orphan that came here went to a kennel, which a friend of mine has. She was so attached to us, that she was miserable. Yes, you guessed it, we went back and got her. She loves her new home, although, our home did not need another dog.

I hope you are enjoying the wonderful fall weather. I sure am, but I am not looking forward to the arrival of Old Man Winter.

Have a great Lord's day.

Challenges entered:

Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes
Onestitchatatimechallenge: anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything goes

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

CCEE1140

The challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week was to make a card with our favorite color combo and to have half a circle on the card. I love this dp by My Mind's Eye-Lost and Found.
There is no stamping on my card and I feel like a cheater, even though there is nothing that says we have to stamp. This was a fun card once I got in gear and figured out what I was going to do.

You are welcome to join us in the CCEE Stampers challenge. You can find the details and what the other team members have made this week at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Thanks, for stopping by.

Challenges entered:
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes (must use ribbon/ twine etc.)
Try it on Tuesday: make it minimal
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes.
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Cupcakes Flowers For You



I made this card for the Paper Cupcakes Challenge this week. Jennifer B. challenged us to make a card with greens/neutral, and/or reusing/recycling items in our project. I chose to start with the Paper Cupcakes image, Flowers for you. I recycled wall paper (the green plaid paper and the paper on the circle) from a wall paper book and used a very old button. We would love to have you join us for the challenge. You can find the details on the Paper Cupcake's Challenge Blog, There's Magic in the Air. Nina has a fun free image for you this week. You do not have to use a Paper Cupcake image, but we hope you will. It is always fun to see what everyone does with the images. Nina is also giving a way a couple of images this week, you can find the details on the blog. I hope to see you over there.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes #89- Lots of Layers
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Layers
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything goes

Saturday, October 1, 2011

House Mouse Christmas





Happy October, everyone. It is a perfect time for making smores and roasting hot dogs. I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather. It feels good today, but tonight is suppose to be cold.

I am excited to tell you about my mousie card. I made it for the House Mouse and Friends challenge 105. We were to make our card glittery. I put glitter on his hat, not sure if you can see it. This card was made from scraps. My friend, Sue, was here visiting from PA. We saw some cards on a SU demo's blog made from scraps so that is where this idea came from. Sue put the strips on the card for me while she was here and I am just getting around to finishing it. Notice that there are two strips of paper vertically and horizontally, my ribbon hides a lot of it. I had the scalloped square in with these scraps so I added it and the cute little mousie. Isn't this a great way to use up those scraps? I have bags and bags of scraps, probably enough to make a jillion cards. What do you think about my scrappy card?

I also entered this card in the Tip Top Tuesday challenge and my tip is about how to use up the scraps.