Saturday, March 30, 2013

12 Kits of Holidays March 2013

So this month's installment of the 12 Kits of Holidays is Spring/Easter and the awesome kit was sent to us by Tracey! I loved the variety of supplies that were sent in the kit. Check out this picture, courtesy of Kara that shows the colorful kit:
So here's what I was able to make with this fabulous kit:
12 Kits March 2013 4
12 Kits March 2013 5
12 Kits March 2013 3
12 Kits March 2013 2
12 Kits March 2013 1
My favorites are the first and the last...what about you? Now let's go check out what everyone else created!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades March 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Cool Shades March 2013
Hi everyone! Its Paper Smooches time! I used several stamp sets on this card. I used "Spring Fling," "A Magical Spring," "Streamers," and the matching streamers die. This card was really easy and turned out pretty cute, I may have to make a few extras of these before Easter! This week its the cool shades challenge, so here are the colors we were given to play along with:
So now you have to go see what the rest of the talented design team created! Check out their creations here:
Now that you've seen all that talent, don't you want to play along? You have a week to do so. Here is the link to the sparks challenge blog!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts March 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Designer Drafts March 2013
My sister's birthday is tomorrow, and the last time that she visited, we had fun going out to get "gourmet coffee" every afternoon. So I thought it would be fun to get her a Starbucks gift card and make a fun card to go along with it. I used these Paper Smooches sets: "Helping Hands," "Hot Concoctions," "Birthday Sampler," "Graffiti." I wanted to make the sentiment coffee themed and birthday at the same time, so I used the birthday sentiment, and made the go venti with the graffiti letter stamps. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye, the cardstock from SU and PTI. The pearls are from Recollections. I used this week's Designer Drafts sketch from the Sparks challenge blog.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash

10 Minute Craft Dash #13
I did it again! The 10 minute craft dash. Here are the colors we were given this week:
I used Paper Smooches "A Magical Spring" and their hexagon dies. The washi tape and dies were borrowed from Jingle and the cardstock is from PTI. So this week our video has 3 of us trying the challenge at once! And Suzanne was our videographer. Then we had my two dogs and Suzanne's dog, Teddy, try to steal the show at the end! Check it out here:
Little did we know that while we were doing the challenge, so was my husband, Phillip! He wanted me to share his card, so here it is:
Phillip's Card 1
The inside:
Phillip's Card 3
The back (my favorite part ;)
Phillip's Card 2
Thanks for all the positive response from our last video, it is a lot of fun to make! I highly recommend you try this is way harder than you'd imagine, but so fun and challenging at the same time!

P.S. It took me the entire 10 minutes to create this card again. I just don't know if I'll ever be able to get them done sooner!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch March 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch March 2013
It's my turn for another Paper Smooches Sparks favorite post! This month's trend watch was smiles. After seeing the picture, I knew I had to pull out my "Vegtastic" set and use those adorable carrots :) Then I used "Pretty Phrases" to make a fun thank you card. The paper...isn't it perfect? When I saw the ruler with farmer's market, I knew I had to use it. This card was just plain old fun to make :) Now don't you want to play along? You've got a week to make your card and link it up at the sparks blog here.

Now I'm off to check out what the other DT gals created with this fun challenge :)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #12

10 Min. Craft Dash #12
Hi everyone! I'm here to share my first ever card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash! And a bonus...there's a video with Suzanne, Jen, and I all completing the challenge at once!
I had never done this challenge before, but I had an idea in my head of what I wanted my card to look like. This was kind of what I had in mind, but I planned on having a 3rd banner in chocolate brown. I was inspired by the little banners that are used in the 10 Minute Craft Dash logo:

I knew I wanted to use the pig...why? Because this is a birthday card for Phillip's great aunt who loves pigs! (she even had one as a pet for years). And I also wanted to use my new banner dies and hot spot dies from Paper Smooches. Everything on this card is from them except for the cardstock and ink which are from PTI.
This challenge was a blast, but wow, it goes by fast! You'll see in the beginning I was going pretty slow, but good grief that time ticks away like nothing! I definitely want to give this challenge another try in the future. Hey maybe you'll even see another video, too ;)

P.S. It took me exactly all 10 minutes to create this card!