Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reasons to Smile

Good Evening Crafty Peeps!

I'm sending this post out tonight as I won't be on the computer much tomorrow.  I'm having a Facebook fast tomorrow, so you won't be seeing any posts from me if you follow my Pennants and Pinwheels Facebook page.  (If you don't follow, please LIKE me).

Hope life gives you many reasons to smile today and tomorrow!

Here are the challenges I'm entering my card in:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC87 - Make Your Mark.  The challenge was to use markers in some way on your project.  I used my markers to color my butterfly stamp as well as the stamp around the sentiment.

There She Goes Clear Stamps - TSG192: Woodgrain.  I used my woodgrain stamp from Market Street Stamps as the background to my card.  You still have time to enter this one; deadline is 2/4.  So get your woodgrain craft on and submit your lovely creation!

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Supplies Used:
Market Street Stamps "Woodgrain"
Stampin' Up "Reason To Smile" Stamp Set (Retired)

Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Uchida 1122 Le Plume II Markers

The Twinery "Pink Sorbet"
Stampin' Up Satin Stitched Ribbon "Gumball Green"
Washi/Fabric Tape (Pink Chevron and Aqua/White Dots)

Oh, Happy Day Layout

Good Morning,

Today I actually have a layout to share with you all!  Haven't done a layout in quite some time, but I need to get back into the habit as I need to start scrapbooking for Micah's first year!  I'm already 2 months behind!

Here's my layout:
And a couple close-ups:

This layout was inspired by My Mind's Eye Blog's January Sketch by Rhonda HERE.  Here's a picture of the sketch.
I came across this picture and knew it would be a great one to use.  This was a very special moment shared with my sister (and best friend) as I was waiting to go out and marry the love of my life.   She always knows the right thing to say...and I always know something ridiculous to say to make her laugh!  I love you, Diddle!

Thanks for stopping by!

Time to get your craft on!

Supplies Used:
My Mind's Eye "Howdy Doody" 6x6 Pad
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Blush"
My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing"
Teresa Collins "Tell Your Story"

Ranger Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
Ranger Distress Ink "Marmalade Spice"
Stampin' Up "More Mustard"

Stampabilities "Cute Border Mix"

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist "Peach Delight"
Webster's Pages Princess Petals Florettes "Ladies & Gents"
My Mind's Eye "On The Sunny Side" Decorative Brads
The Paper Studio Self-Adhesive Pearls
Decorative Heart Stencil
Decorative Washi/Paper Tape

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dude Card or No?

Good Morning,

Today's card was inspired by a couple challenges listed below.  And I need your this "masculine" enough to give a guy for his birthday?  I have the hardest time making cards for guys and I've got 4 guys in my family having birthdays in Feb/March and I need to get their cards made...but I can't stop using pink and/or flowers!

Here's the card and I really want your opinion, so please leave me a comment below.

Challenges which inspired me to make this card:
The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 176 HERE.
Here's the sketch:
Inspired By...#59 HERE.  Here's the inspiration picture:

Thanks so much for stopping by...don't forget to comment:  Dude or No Dude! :)

Time to get YOUR craft on!

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Basics Patterned Paper - Licorice
Bazzill Basics Cardstock:  Red, Black and White
Pink Paislee "Secret Crush" (gray paper)
Authentique "Lovely" (red/white polk-a-dot paper)

Market Street Stamps "Great Big Greetings"

Memento "London Fog"

Spellbinders Nestabilities "Big Scallop Circles Large"
Sizzix Embossing Folders "Holly Swirls & Sheet Music"Sizzix Embossing Folders "Dots and Flowers"
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Tim Holtz Paper Tape
Paper Crimper
3D Foam Dots

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Happy Saturday!

Today's card was inspired by several different challenges.  It's a "Happy" Valentine's card...because drinking a shake would make me happy...and drinking a shake with someone I loved would make me even happier!  Especially if it was a chocolate shake from Chick-Fil-A!  They're just as good as Steak-N-Shake shakes, in my opinion.  Wow, how did we get on the subject of food?!  Let's get back to that I've got you salivating for something sweet!

It's similar to yesterday's card...I used the same stamp and paper collection.  Here's a close-up of the "happy" sentiment:

I'm entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #12 HERE.  Here's the sketch:

I'm also entering my card in the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Squeeze-A-Palooza #4: Valentine's Day HERE.  I used their "Soda-Lighted" stamp set.

One more challenge entry at Simon Says Stamp: Let's Get Paper Piecing HERE.  I paper-pieced my straws and the glass.

Time to go get YOUR craft on!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Echo Park "Love Story" 6x6 Paper Pad
Echo Park "Love Story" 12x12 Collection Kit
Stamps:  Fresh Squeezed Stamps "Soda-Lighted"

Ink:  Ranger Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
Memento "Tuxedo Black"

Friday, January 25, 2013

You Are The Best!

Hi Folks!

I've got another Valentine's Day card for you.  Seriously, I think I have more Valentine's cards made than I do friends to send them to! :)

Okay, here we go:

It's hard to tell in the picture, but the banner sign at the top says "Happy Valentine's."

And, of course, I'll be entering this card into a couple challenges:
--Fresh Squeezed Stamps Squeeze-A-Palooza #4: Valentine's Day HERE.  I used their "Soda-Lighted" stamp set.
--Simon Says Stamp: Let's Get Paper Piecing HERE.  I paper-pieced the glass, straws and the birds.

Time to go get YOUR craft on and have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Echo Park "Love Story" 6x6 Paper Pad
Echo Park "Love Story" 12x12 Collection Kit
Stamps:  Fresh Squeezed Stamps "Soda-Lighted"

Hero Arts "Hugs & Kisses Birds"
Ink:  Memento "Tuxedo Black"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

An Authentique Wedding

What do Authentique and Weddings have in common?  Nothing, really...unless you need a card for an upcoming wedding AND want to enter an Authentique challenge and decide to combine the two.  That's how this card came about....
Here's a close-up of the dress:

This is for the Authentique January Inspiration Color Challenge HERE.  Here's the color storyboard.

All the paper (and the scallop border) are from Authentique's "Lovely" collection.  See below for list of other supplies used.

Now go get YOUR craft on!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Authentique "Lovely"
Stamps:  Stampin' Up "Love & Laughter"
Ink:  Memento "Tuxedo Black"
Embellishments:  The Paper Studio Gemstones "Pearl Round 5 mm Sticker"
Other Tools:  Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Bike With Some Flair

Happy Wednesday!

Today I've another card inspired by Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: What Are You Known For? HERE.  As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I'm known for continually distress inking every edge on every piece of paper on every card!  I can't help it.  I just love that old, worn, shabby look.  My favorite distress ink to use is Vintage Photo

So here's my card with every edge distressed!

I've been dying to use those CUTE bicycle tire flair from Bossy Joscie!  Aren't they "spoketacular?!"  Sorry, couldn't resist!

What are YOU known for when it comes to your craft style?  I'd love to hear from you!

Time to get your craft on!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Webster's Pages Petite Papers Collection Combo Pack Sunday Picnic & Everyday Poetry

Stamp:  Market Street Stamps "Riding By"

Ink:  Stampin' Up "More Mustard"
Ranger Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"

Bo Bunny Apple Cider Jewels
Flair:  Bossy Joscie "Colorful Bike Tires"

Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares
ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)

Other Items:
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Scallop Edge Die

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sketch-Inspirted Baby Card

Good Morning!

I'm super excited to attend my niece's baby shower this weekend!  She's already had her precious baby...a girl!  It's been a while since I've done a baby card.  I wasn't sure where to start...until I came across the CAS(E) blog.  I decided to take part in their Sketch Challenge #11 HERE as to where to begin creating my card.

Here's the card I made:

And here's the sketch for the challenge I was working from:

I'm also going to enter this card into Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge: What Are You Known For?  Well, if you know me at all, you know I can hardly let a card be considered finished without distress inking every edge with my all-time favorite distress ink "Vintage Photo."  I just love the distress-shabby-old-and-worn look!  So yeah, every edge is inked on this card. :)

Now go get your craft on!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Simple Stories "Fabulous"
Ink:  Stampin' Up "Melon Mambo"
Ranger Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
Twine:  The Twinery "Pink Sorbet"
Adhesive:  ATG (Advanced Tape Glider)
Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares

Monday, January 21, 2013

An Authentique Valentine

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a great weekend and got to do something crafting!

I made a card for Authentique's January Inspiration Color Challenge HERE.  Here's the color storyboard:
Such pretty colors!

Here's my card:

How could you not do a Valentine's card with those colors?! :)

My card design inspiration came from Kristina Werner's blog where she's starting a Friday Focus miniseries for Valentine’s Day with a total of four cards in the series.  This was the first one:

Fabulous, no?  Can't wait to see the rest!

I'm going to try to do one or two more cards for this challenge.  The more you enter, the better chances you have of winning!

Time to go get YOUR craft on and have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Authentique Carefree
Authentique Delightful
Authentique Lovely

Authentique Uncommon

Authentique Gathering

Twine:  The Twinery "Pink Sorbet"
Ink:  Memento London Fog
Stamp:  Our Craft Lounge "Spilling Over"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thank You Card

Good Afternoon,

Hope you all are having a fabulous Saturday and are finding some time to get your craft on! 

Today I created a card to be entered in 2 different challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC86: Long and Short.
The challenge is to make a card with a long side and a short side (no A2 cards).  I did a 3x6 card.

ScrapFIT: Workout #84: Color Inspiration (Aquamarine, Beige and White).

I found the colors I needed in My Mind's Eye "All Is Bright" 6x6 paper pad.  I added some Brown Sugar Divine Twine and some flair from Paper Play Studios

Here's a close up of my sentiment using my Stampabilities "Cute Border Mix" stamp set.

You can check out my step-by-step process for creating this card on Instructagram HERE.  I'm entering it for a chance to win a $50 gift card to any online merchant of my choice.  Go HERE to find out the details and make your own Instructagram!

I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Saturday!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  My Mind's Eye "All is Bright"

Stamp:  Stampabilities "Cute Border Mix

Ink:  Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Paper Play Studio Holiday Cheer Set of 8 Flair Buttons
Brown Sugar Divine Twine

Friday, January 18, 2013

Just Poppin' By...

Happy Friday!

Just poppin' by to tell you about a couple cool giveaways you should go enter:
First, check out Prima Marketing, Inc.'s blog HERE.  They're showing off their new line "Divine"
And also giving away this prize pack:

Second, go check out Northridge Publishing's blog HERE and enter to win this Glitz Girls "Love You Madly" prize pack:

On to today's card....A while back I ordered a couple stamps from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  I'm finally getting around to trying them out.  This card is made with the "Soda-lighted" set.  (See stamp set image below)

Time to go get YOUR craft on!

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Fresh Squeezed Stamps "Soda-lighted"
Paper:  (Yellow) Webster's Pages Collection Combo Pack "Sunday Picnic & Everyday Poetry"
(Grey) Pink Paislee "Secret Crush"

Ink:  Memento "London Fog"
Stampin' Up "More Mustard"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Need Your Help AND a Giveaway!!

Calling all my awesome blog followers for some help to win a customized blog design..and a giveaway for helping!

1.  Go to Pretty Darn Cute Design's FB page and like their page.
2.  Then go to the screenshot of my blog and "Like" the picture.  (You can either scroll through the entries on PDC's FB page and find mine or go to my FB page HERE and like the screenshot picture).

Both things must be done in order for the vote to count.  The person with the most likes wins!  It would be so cool to have a professionally done blog design!

If you do this (or have already done this), please leave me a comment here on this blog post and let me know and I'll draw a name from everyone who helped and you'll win a MME 6x6 Paper Pad "Rosy" AND a Xyron Create-a-Sticker!   (See below for pics of these 2 products)

Thanks for your help!  I really appreciate it!

Look for the post from Cheryl Hutcherson with this screenshot and LIKE the picture:
My Mind's Eye "Rosy" 6x6 Paper Pad

 Xyron Create-A-Sticker