Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I found out yesterday morning that I am officially a member of Ch{all}enge Master's Design Team! It is truly an honor to have been chosen to design for this awesome new social network site. I have dreamed of this for a long time and I can't believe it's finally happened. Here's the link to the site:http://challengemasters.ning.com/. Go hop on over and have a look! Everyone is so nice and very creative.

This month's sponsor at Ch{all}enge Master's is Scrapbook Deals 4U!!! Thank you so much to them for offering this awesome product!!
Each month, starting on November 1st, there will be a challenge from 16 different categories. You have until the last day of the month until at 11:59 pm to post your project in the gallery. You will get one "draw" for each completed challenge so the more challenges you complete, the more "draws" you get and more chances to win the awesome prizes from the monthly sponsers. At the end of the month the monthly master will be chosen by a random generator. Not only will you win FAB prizes, but you will also get the Ch{all}enge Master's Monthly Master blinkie to show off anywhere you like!!!! ROCK ON!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Some More Yummy Stuff

Tonight I'm excited for a couple reasons; 1) I get to show you some more yummy creations of mine, 2) I entered my second DT Call earlier this evening and I can't wait to find out who gets it. There is a new card kit site that has the most scrumptious and gorgeous card kits! You have to go visit them http://www.thelittleshabbybox.com/ and see for yourself ;}

Also, we were all under the weather this past week so I wasn't able to blog everyday like I wanted to. I am posting just a few of my layouts here but, if you want to see more please visit my gallery at Two Peas https://www.twopeasinabucket.com/userprofile.asp?user_id=370808.
I'm super excited to find out about the winners of the Ch{all}enge Masters DT Call later today! My fingers are crossed!

Below is a layout I did using the September Kit from Scarlet Lime. This is of my daughter Finley. Isn't she cute? I had alot of fun doing this layout and think it turned out great!

I will come back and add what was used on each layout when I have more time tomorow ;} Enjoy and please don't hesitate to leave a comment letting me know you stopped by.

This layout is of me! The very first and only one of me too. This was also done with a Scarlet Lime Kit. Love them!!

This is one of my favorite layots because it's of my baby girl Lily, or Pudge as we like to call her, and because of the beautiful bright colors.

This is of the big pumpkin carving party we have every year. We buy a ton of pumkins and take two days carving them. It makes an awesome display on Halloween.

My cat Sissy Puss always has to be in the middle of everything! She also has to "claim" any new items on a table or floor as her own. This layout is of Sissy Puss sitting pretty in the middle of a fall wreath I was making a couple of years ago. Crazy Cat!

That's it for tonight! Gotta get some sleep so I have enough energy to chase after the kids tomorrow. I'll post some more yummies again real soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I am so excited to finally start my blog today! I have some more tweaking of the template to do and a few other things. I have waited a long time to finally start a blog and have a place where I can hopefully inspire others with all of my creations and to be inspired by all who surround me, or follow me.

Thanks to an awesome friend of mine, Lisa, who has encouraged me to get out there and start applying for Design Team Calls and entering my projects for online challenges. Well Lisa, I'm finally doing it girl! I don't know if I have what it takes to be on a DT, but it's sure fun trying!

I have always had a strong interest in working with my hands and creating with my mind beautiful things to look at. Color, texture and design always pulls me in and grabs my attention. Fall is a splendid time of year and is host to some of my favorite color combos. Here are some of my latest creations that truly reflect my love of Fall and all the season has to offer.

This is a little birthday card I made. It's 5.5 x 4.25 inches with Bazzill cardstock, MME patterned paper, Prima flowers with cutouts from from fabric on them, ribbon American Crafts, Buttons Bazzill Basics. Stamps Inque Boutique and thread from local craft supply. Cute!

This card was fun to make. I love purple and orange together for Halloween. I used Bazzill cardstock and made a 7 x 6 inch card, used Daisy D's pp, lace cardstock KI Memories, web, boot & spider die-cuts used Quickutz Silhouette SD, Stamps Inque Boutique, Ribbon & rub-ons Cosmo Cricket. I heat embossed a stamped image on the boot and used stickles glitter glue on the web.

This card screams fall to me! I made a 7.5 x 6 inch card using bazzill cardstock, Scrapworks PP, ribbon was from Oct. 2009 Scarlet Lime Kit, Fibers Basic Grey, Stamps Inque Boutique. I heat embossed the stamp image around the circle.

I adore the colors in this card. Card is 8 x 6 inches using Bazzill cardstock, MME PP, Lace cardstock KI Memories, chipboard flower & journal spot MME, stamps Autumn Leaves, flowers Prima, border MME, ribbon making memories. I made a curtain effect with the ribbon under the border.

This is a little cutesy card. Car is 7 x 5 inches Using Bazzill cardstock, PP unknown, fibers Basic Grey, felt border, Queen & Co., journal spot and monogram MME, paper pumpkins & leaf Making Memories, stamp Studio G.

This is the inside of the card first. I cut a portion from Daisy D's Halloween paper and hand stitched with Basic Grey fibers around the cat, then glued Basic Grey fibers around the skeleton's head. I used Stickles Glitter Glue around the bat and mask. Cute!

This is the outside of the card. Card is 8 x 6 inch and I hand cut a frame and stamped a border around it with Stickles Glitter Glue dots to accent. I used ribbon from Cosmo Cricket on either side and heat embossed the stars, bat & around the frame of "Happy Halloween". Love this card! I had so much fun making it!

Now this might be my favorite card so far! I made a 7.5 x 6 inch card using Bazzill cardstock, then used two black Cosmo Cricket chipboard pumpkins and covered them with MME paper and sand the edges bit. I tied Basic Grey fibers around the stems. Heat embossed the frame, pumpkins (including eyes & noses), "boo" word and banner. The background paper is MME as well. Lastly I put a bit of Basic Grey Ribbon along the bottom. Love it!

Love this color combo too! Made a 7 x 4.25 inch card using Bazzill cardstock, MME paper, ribbon American Crafts & Making Memories, stamps Cosmo Cricket, die-cut card, vine & edge of blue cardstock with Quickutz Silhouette. I took the ribbon and layered it on a Cosmo Cricket black pumpkin and put a bit of ribbon for the stem. Lastly, I heat embossed the leaves on the bottom. Love it!

I'm really loving using heat embossing on my projects, can you tell? If your reading this thank you for giving my new blog your time. I brought you cards today, layouts are tomorrow! I have bunches of those that I've done lately. Feel free to leave a comment good or bad. Wish me luck as I apply for my first DT call at http://challengemasters.ning.com/ and I can't wait! Check this site out it's awesome! I'm going to try a few more over the next week or two as well. TTFN!