Monday, November 17, 2014

Retro Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone :)
I'm stopping by to share a quick and easy card I made for  a few challenges
And since the holidays are coming faster then I am getting ready for it, I had to start from somewhere. I used the Retro sketch and combined it with the Card Concept call for a crafty Christmas. Simon Says is having a Star challenge this week, which was absolutely perfect for my project :)

The color combo is borrowed from the ColourQ challenge blog.
 Here the inspirations:)

Stamps: Momenta(Happy Holidays)
Paper: Recollections(craft, orange, brick, lime)
Ink: Recollections(chestnut), s.e.i.(grey)
Accessories:  Star sticker-used as a stencil (Heidi Swapp), twine, cut outs stars
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2

Fusion Challenge

Happy Sunday! :)

I'd like to introduce my newest creation. I started with the sketch from the As you see it challenge and incorporated the color influences of Fusion Challenge

Here are the inspirations
Ad since Simon Says incorporate stars-that's what we shall do :)


: Momenta(Happy Holidays)
Paper: Recollections(white, vellum, blue)
Ink: Memento (black), Recollections(chestnut), s.e.i.(blue)
Tools: PapertreyInk Die (Hearts banner)
Accessories:  Pearl stickers(Recollections), Ribbons , Starsticker-used as a stencil (Heidi Swapp)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I hope you dance

Stopping by with a quick project for a few challenges.  Life has been busy but I managed to sneak out from responsibilities and find a little time to participate.
Here's my project

The ladies at the As you see it blog were playing with a bunch of elements- I wanted to join. I also incorporated the Less is More challenge request for NEWSPRINT and the Little Red Wagon challenge for Craft paper

 Stamps: Rubbernecker (I hope you dance), Hero Arts(Moments background)

Paper: Recollections(kraft, vellum ), Decorative circle cut out(Making Memories)
Ink: Memento (black),s.e.i.
Accessories:  Wood elements(Recollections)ribbon, sequins
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

AYSIC #059
Less is More #195 Newsprint
Little Red Wagon #261-Krafty

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Love is all we need

It's Sunday! It's a lazy Sunday I should say. And I feel a little bit lovie-dovie :)
So in honor of the situation-here's my creation!

I decided to play with the lovely gals over at the Colour me! Challenge. And boy, did they challenge me! I didn't realize how hard it is to go one color. Or lets say two. 

Stamps: Papertrey ink (wonderful words:love)
Paper: Recollections(white, vellum ), Pattern paper(s.e.i-Chocolat)
Ink: Memento (black),studio G(red)
Tools: Heidi Swapp outline stickers (used as a stencil)
Accessories:  Pearl Stickers(Recollections)washi tapes
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, October 4, 2014

CAS(E) this sketch challenge

Happy World Card Making Day!!!!

I keep thinking that I should start on my holiday cards, so... I finally did. I created a quick and simple card for Halloween following the Color Throwdown challenge, the sketch from Case this sketch and the inspiration from the Card concept. I decided to go with clean and simple, because it's Halloween- it's simple: Trick or Treat :) And did some stenciling, for fun and to play in the Addicted to CAS challenge

I hope you like it :)

Stamps:Hampton Art (October 31st set)
Paper: Recollections(white,stone, vellum )
Ink: Memento (black),s.e.i.(cumquats)
Accessories:  Pearl Stickers(Recollections)washi tapes
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Happy Birthday Danny

I made a card for my little nephew, who's obviously turning 7. Yes, I had to double check with my sister! I'm one of those Aunts ;)

I got a quick inspiration from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge using their sketch. And since Simon Says has a fun little challenge involving transportation I had to add some helicopters. And to make it a little more fun and to add some background I followed the lead of the Gals over at Addicted to Cas and used stencil (well, a drywall mesh to be more specific)

Paper: Recollections(white,craft, vellum, blue, chocolate)
Ink: Memento (black)
Tools: Spellbinders (Classic Scallop)
Accessories:  Pearl stickers, Adhesive borders(Recollections), Chipboard number
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Less is More

Trying something completely different here. Totally and absolutely out of my comfort zone, but here it is-as simple as it can get.

I started by combining 3 challenges in one.
CASology are  trying the chocolate flavor, Less is more are focusing on Mostly Words and Colour Q as always offered the delicious colour recipe.

And That' s the final design. Of course I'm trying not to add a button, twine, ribbon and at least one enamel dot. So far-I haven't. But I wouldn't be surprised if I wake up in the middle of the night and do it :)  

Stamps: Rubbernecker(Save the Earth)
Paper: Recollections(white )
Ink: Recollections(chestnut), s.e.i. (moss,cayenne,turquoise)
Accessories:  Studio G Fineliners
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, September 26, 2014

More color challenges

I decided to play with the color challenge over at the color throwdown blog. 
Here's my final design

Here is the color combo and the sketch that I used from Mojo Monday
I'm also sharing this card on the Simon Says Blog


Colour challenge

Today I wanted to play with colours. The girls over at the As You See It  blog have a really cool Challenge. 
I find inspiration in...COLORS!!!!It'as amazing how much colours affect my mood. So lot's of colours here :) 

I grabbed the color palette over at the Colour me! Challenge blog

Colour me Playful :)

 I did! Lots of things going on-I have flowers, and buttons and twine, and let's not forget the pearl stickers (or as my boyfriend  calls them- lentils). I went all crazy, but Boy I had fun with it!

I hope you enjoy it!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink(Life is Beautiful vol.8)
Paper: Recollections(white,yellow, vellum )
Ink: Memento (black)
Accessories:  Pearl Stickers(Recollections)Paper Flowers (Recollections), Chip board (Colorbok), twine, button, 
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blog Hop challenge

It's time for another Blog hop Challenge over at the Papertrey Ink Blog. Beautiful picture, giving so much to the the creative imagination. I made it quick and simple ( that's usually a struggle for me so I'm trying really hard not to add tons of things to a project). The layout got inspired by the sketch from this weeks's Cas(e) this sketch! challenge. 

So combining this color recipe and this simple but challenging sketch resulted in the above  card :)

Stamps: Papertrey Ink(Beautiful butterflies vol.6)
Paper: Recollections(white,stone, vellum )
Ink: Memento (black)
Accessories:  Pearl Stickers(Recollections)washi tapes
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I got SNAPS :)

I got the incredible honor to be a Featured artist in the As you See It Challenge Blog


And here's the card that  they liked. Thank You!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

As You See It challenge

No matter how you see it, it's fall already. Of course the temperature in California wouldn't agree with that statement. 
The Ladies over at As you See It have another great challenge for us. My take on it- ta-daaaaaaaa

Pretty cool sketch! Of course i twisted it a little bit ( oh, rebel me) and combined it with another challenge (Case Study).
It's all about the fall. I hope you liked it :)


Stamps: Papertray Ink (Gracious Vases), TPC Studio (Autumn harvest)
Paper: Bazzill (Craft,Yellow , Orange, Green, Ivory)
Ink: Recollections (chestnut)
Tools: Mini Tag Die (Sizzlits), Cuttlebug embossing plates
Accessories:  Enamel Dots(My mind's eye, Recollections), Washi tapes, Bakers twine (Martha Steward), more twine
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor day challenge

Happy labor day to all  :)
Since its a LABOR day and I have to go to work,  I felt like I have to celebrate a little somehow.  So here it is- a thank you card to express my gratitude that I have a job so I can support my crazy obsession with paper,  stamps,  ribbons and buttons (especially buttons)

I  started with the amazing inspiration from As you see it. They added a twist- a 10 min creation.  OK,  I'm game :) but really, it took me 13 and it's only because I spent too much time removing the washi tape of my fingers and trying to glue it to where it belong, the card that is. I am probably the most glue-challenged person :( Also I grabbed the sketch idea over at The retro Sketch and you already saw the final result


RS #130

Stamps: INKADINKADO (Summer assortments Mini)
Paper: Bazzill (white,Yellow )
Ink: Recollections (chestnut)
Accessories:  Enamel Dots(My mind's eye)washi tapes
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Just for U tag

I'm stopping by with a quick project I made for  CAS.ology and  Tag You're it! Challenge
 This is my tag and the inspirations are to follow. Quick, simple and if I may say-quite cute :) I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for the inspiration Gals :)

Tag You're It! Challenge #5

Stamps: Studio G Ditto (Lots of hugs), INKADINKADO (Flourishes)
Paper: Tag
Ink: Recollections (Chestnut), Studio G (grey)
Accessories:  Recollections(Floral embellishments), Ribbon, baker's twine, Me and My big Ideas (rub-ons letter)
Size: 2 x 3

Friday, August 29, 2014


TGIF! Also known as it was about time to find some time to do laundry ;) And in a  mean time create a new card for some challenges out there

I found this AMAZING inspirational picture over at the Card Concept blog
and immediately fell in love with it. I just had to make something so I can play with them. I came up with something that probably will fall under the category of Clean and simple, even though I'd like to think of it as Cute and Whimsical. Here it is. White card base, green piece of cardstock, another white piece with some cute stamping, add a sentiment, add butterflies (of course!) and that's that. Oh, and lets not forget to take a picture of it in the messiest corner of the house :)

Aside from the inspirational photo I used the Sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and The color palette over at The Color Throwdown

StampsPapertrayInk (Life is BeautifulVol.8 Stamp Set), INKADINKADO (Meadow)
Paper: Bazzill (white,Olive )
Ink: s.e.i (moss, cumquats,ocean deep,coral), Memento (black)
Accessories:  Enamel dots (My mind's eye) 
Tools: Martha Steward Punch(3 in 1 Classic Butterfly),
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SAF 2014: The 1980's

Here I come with another project that I made for Stamp-A-Faire challenges. This one was for the 1980's challenge and we had to use a fold it note. What a great idea, especially now when school is starting. So this is my project

Paper: Bazzill (blck, craft ), patterned paper (paperpizazz)
InkEncore (ultimate metalic)
Accessories:  Pearl stickers (recollections), gold twine

I also incorporated the Viva The Sketch and Simon Says back to school Challenge