November 28, 2012

Papercraft Star Challenge #122

Hello hello!

I hope you're having a good week!  As you read this, I'm currently in Iowa, visiting my mom again.  We're hoping that all goes well in court this week so that we can finally be done with everything.  I'm also hoping that a certain situation, that I've had in the works for a while, plays out as well.  I do have to admit that I miss the Texas weather right about now though.  When I got up this morning, it was 18 degrees.  Brr!!  In Dallas they've been in the high to upper 60's all week.  I can handle the cold, but the wind here makes it bone chilling.  Thank goodness I remembered my coat this time.

So, I have another project to share with you today.  The theme at Papercraft Star this week is:

Holiday Greenery!
Here is the card that I made for this week.

I seldom make traditional colored Christmas cards, but the photo was so pretty, that I couldn't help myself this time.  And, did you notice?  I used my Copics. lol  I love how the wreaths turned out.  I wanted to keep it simple this time, and think I've managed to do a good job of that.  I know several people in my office were wanting just red and green cards, so this will be taken with me on Monday. 

I'm happy to have been able to combine the following challenges in my card today.

Stampin' Sisters In Christ #167 - Christmas Cards (sad to read that this is their last challenge)
Corrosive Challenge #163 - Anything Goes
Cards for Men #24 - Merry Christmas (my card is pretty masculine this time, in my opinion)
Kaboodle Doodles #147 - Stripes and or Polka Dots
My Grafico #141 - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls #20 - Christmas

I do hope you'll head over to the PCS blog to see what gorgeous projects are posted for you again this week.  To say that I'm among a group of talented women is an understatement.  I'm always SO inspired by my teamies!  You should check them out!

Before I go, I'll share a photo I took from the plane on my flight into Omaha.  This was right before we landed.  I should have known it was going to be cold up here this trip.  I love how the frost even freezes in the shape of snowflakes, and how it contrasts against the wing of the plane and the farmland below.  Super cool to see!

Have a great day!

November 14, 2012

Papercraft Star Challenge #121


How's everything?  Things here are going much better, and I finally feel like my stress level is going down, personal wise.  Work is crazy as my supervisor is on vacation until the 20th, and we're super busy.  I've never missed someone at work as much as I miss her. lol  I'm glad she's vacationing though, she rarely takes time off, for anything.  Can you believe we're at mid November already?  I really wish it would slow down.  I'm running out of time to get everything I need to do done. lol  Anyway, enough babbling, I'll share my crafty project with you.

The theme at Papercraft Star this week is: Thanks/Thanksgiving!

I love this photo, but as usual, the photos are always use if you choose.  This week, I went a different direction, but still created a thank you card.  Check it!

I colored this butterfly with my Copics, a while ago, while on one of my flights to my moms.  By the way, it's interesting how many times you have to explain what Copics are to the people who see you with them in the airport.  Fortunately, they travel well, aren't a threat, and keep me occupied. lol  Anyway, there is no patterned paper on this card, at all.  It's distress inks, stamping and embossing.  I was hoping I could pull off the look I had for my card in my head, and think I did ok.  I'm happy with it anyway.  Fortunately for me, I was able to combine the following challenges in my card today.

Sketch For You To Try - November Sketch
Card Makin Mama's - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Crafty Catz #158 - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Make Your Own Background   
Catered Crop - Lace
Corrosive Challenge #162 - Flutter By
Glitter and Sparkle #6 - Things With Wings
Cupcake Inspirations #186 - Photo Inspiration (my colors fit perfectly, lucky me!)
Pile It On #46 - Lets Be Thankful
Scrappy Frogs - Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays #128 - Thanks/Thanksgiving

The lovely designers at PCS have created more gorgeous projects for you today.  I am hoping you'll get to check them out.  They're nothing short of spectacular.

Have a wonderful day!

November 7, 2012

Papercraft Star Challenge #120

Hello friends!

I hope you're having a good week, so far.  Today I am celebrating the 10th anniversary of my 27th birthday. lol  It's hard to believe that my birthday has arrived already.  It feels like it was my birthday not too long ago.  Time sure has gone by quickly this past year.  There has been a lot going on, and I'm hoping that this next year is better.  I'm emotionally exhausted, and ready to get back to normal.  Anyway, onto why you're here.

I have another Papercraft Star challenge to share with you today.  The theme this week is:

Gray & Yellow!
I like this color combo.  It seems classic and elegant to me.  I went digging through my stash of patterned papers, and found ones that I thought worked well together.  I used THIS sketch, loosly, and everything came together quite well.  Here is how it turned out.

I'm digging it.  These colors really go together nicely.  I love color challenges.  They really force me to use colors I wouldn't think of using together on my own.  I've got another card for my stash, and will be happy to use it soon.

I do hope you'll head over to the PCS blog to see what other gorgeous projects are posted today.  They're absolutely stunning!  Seriously!

Have a wonderful day!

November 3, 2012

Unscripted Sketches Challenge #183


I apologize but this post will be short and sweet.  I'm sorry for the delay, but I forgot to schedule this post, and I overslept.  I didn't realize that dealing with more than one teenager for the last two days was going to be so exhausting. lol  I'm glad the birthday festivities went well though. 

There's a new sketch challenge posted over at Unscripted Sketches.  It's a sweet sketch, and leaves a lot of room for interpretation.  For all of the details, click HERE.

It's been a while since I've created a masculine card, so that's what I did.  I wanted to make a card to send to my friend in New York.  He lives in the Bronx, and was totally unharmed by the hurricane that devastated that area.  The inside of this card says "I'm glad you're ok!".  Simple, but effective for getting my message across. lol 
I do hope you'll head over to the US blog to see what wonderful projects have been posted.  They're all pretty fantastic, as usual.
I'll leave you with a snapshot of the birthday festivities.  I'm so glad she had a great time.  They laughed and were loud, and ate tons of food, and just enjoyed being together.  In the midst of all of the legal stuff (that went in our favor, thank God) we're both dealing with, I'm glad she had a good birthday, and was happy.

Have a wonderful day!