Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Quick card with a sketch

I had a great night hanging with some art group friends,
and came home inspired to make something!
So as it stormed outside, I set a timer, and banged out this fun card in 9:35!
I started with the colors for the new 10 minute craft dash,
background paper looks much more yellow here, but it's really an orange color in person!
Then I added the sketch at timeless twine, and voila, a quick card encompassing two challenges!
A fun little card for a rainy night!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cooking with power tools

My hours have been a little chaotic as of late,
So hubby has been doing a lot more cooking!
He's generally a pretty good cook.
One night a few weeks ago I suggested breakfast for dinner!
Little did I know this is what would ensue! 
Ahhh that's right my husband cooks with his drill!

I was going to smash these pictures, but decided instead to do a full page layout!

Linking up with:
Shopping our stash: for the boys
Color q: challenge 204
Use it Tuesdays: trendy (mine is the oh so popular hexagon!)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hold on to:

 I've been trying to get some crafty time in in the mornings before I head off to work.
This morning I had every intention of making an ATC, but it was gonna be something sorta
back to schoolish!
It's pretty obvious this isn't that!
My ATC ended up girly and sweet!
I did heat emboss the inspirational saying, 
And I made the background myself! 
Hope you like it!

Entering into: 
Wicked Wednesday ATC: gemstones and pearls
Flutterby Wednesday: embossing
Dilly beans: inspirational saying
Crafty creations: shabby chic

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Back to school post it

Good morning! 
It's wet and rainy here in Phoenix!
And likely to stay that way for the next few days!
Not so good for my work outs, but very good for my crafting!
This morning I made this quick post it note holder!
Hubby stole my last one,
So I made this one girly to hopefully keep him from thieving another one!
There are lots of back to school challenges this week,
I'm not in school, and don't have any kids,
But I definitely think this project could qualify!
It would be perfect for a teacher gift, or for your high schooler!
Here's a close up of the tiddly inks image I used
I am certainly loving this stamp!

Entering into: 
The pink elephant: anything but a card
Tiddly inks: back to school
Simon says Wednesdays: back to school
Divas by design: use twine
Whimsical twist: favorites (that would be this fab new stamp!)
Scrappy Moms: Back to school
Pile it on: use designer papers

Friday, August 23, 2013

DIY Breakfast Burro's

 OMG I've been a real bad blogger this week!!
This new schedule is real WONKY!
Plus now I'll be changing schedule again in another week!
Soooo since I'm now working a dayshift schedule, I have been a very bad girl
I stop at McDonalds almost every morning for a breakfast burrito.
At $1 a pop, they are actually pretty affordable,
but I do feel much more comfortable knowing what's in my burro!
So yesterday I decided to make my own!
I started with a pack of tortillas and added some shredded cheese that I had in the fridge.
I then drained a can of black beans, and added that on top of the cheese and tortilla's  
I then fried up some bulk sausage that I got on sale at Sprouts  
and yep, you guessed it, I added that to the cheese and beans
Finally I scrambled up 9 eggs, and added that to the mixture!  
Then I wrapped those bad boys up 2 to a ziplock, and popped them in the freezer!
This morning I had the first two, and they were yummy!
Only thing I would do different is I will be using american slices in the future,
and I will make 10 instead of 8 burro's!
I might even add some spinach on the next go round as well!
All I can say is it was perfect after about 2 hours of work to just pop that zip lock in the micro for 2 minutes and bam! breakfast baby!!  

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Make everyday magic

It's a new week at Anything but a card
The new challenge is fairies or fairy tales
And I wanted to play in my art journal a little!
What do you think of this monochromatic ness?
No, that's probably not really a word, but I'm goin with it anyways!
Here's a close up!
The image is a clear stamp from some odd girl stamps,
And perfect for the fairy or fairy tale challenge! 
I think she's super cute, and I love the sentiment.

Come play along with us this next two weeks!

Linking up with: 
Creative inspirations: monochrome
Simon says Wednesday challenge: monochromatic
Some odd girl: August sketch

Thursday, August 15, 2013


I've had this collage picture hanging out on my desk for a while, but wasn't really 
sure what to do with it! 
Sometimes the right sketch just needs to come along! 
I found that sketch over at page maps for their ruby rock it layout challenge!

Here's my tombstone layout!
Lots of little fun pieces added in there!

I even used an old piece of trim wrapping! 
And I made that corset looking thing with some trim and papers that I had hanging out!
This semi buying ban is good for my creativity! 

Linking up with:
Page maps: Ruby Rock it
The pink elephant: use orange

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Daddys girl

I did this full page layout this afternoon.
I wanted to pull in some of the elements that we had from our wedding.
So I used the feather, and the buttons.
Both are now in my stash as leftovers from the big day!
I found the sketch at a new to me blog called scrap around the world
It's actually a sketch and an inspiration board! 
Hop on over and check out some serious fabulousness! 

Ok, now onto some close ups....
Yep, that bad boy was in my hair for almost the whole night, and yes, I made that myself! 
I love the flowers, and I got to play with some of my distress paints! 
I think I need some more practice, but it's not bad for my first time on metal.

Here's the sketch and inspiration I used! 

Hope your having a crafty week! 

Two of a kind

Good morning!
So yesterday I shared part of the creation on the left.
After I photographed it, I decided to make another girl,
And I put them both into my art journal!
Here's a close up of girl #2
I used the color inspiration from shopping our stash.
The paper, and many other products have been in my stash for a while,

I hope you enjoy! 
Entering into:
Shopping our stash: wood grain or color inspiration
Crafty creations: make two

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New stamps, old products

Happy Tuesday!
Ahhhh after a long and relatively stressful week at work, 
I'm finally off, and getting to play with some new stamps
Which I of course paired with some rather old paper that's been in my stash for, well, a long long time!

The prima doll stamp came from 
Where I was a guest designer last month.
Let me tell you this stamp is super easy and fun to create with! 

I have a little confession.
I sat down to make a birthday card for my nephew.
He's turning 13 this Friday. 
But this stamp was beckoning!

I'm linking up with these challenges: 

Love to create: color challenge (see above)
Bearly mine: anything goes
Use it Tuesday: unlinked stamp (prima stamp, and 2 of the word stamps)
Our creative corner: words words words

Friday, August 9, 2013

Shake it birthday

,Apparently I have a few August birthdays!
I made this shaker card in 9:47
And the plastic piece is recycled from some packaging
The washi tape is one of the older items I have, and the dotty strip
Was made with my newest purchase, a punch! Oooooh and I do love it!

So, I'm linking up with
10 minute craft dash: birthday

Just us girls: shaker card
Blog named hero: reduce reuse, recycle
Our creative corner: words, words, words

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Time for an atc

Sometimes I sit down to create thinking I'm going to make a certain item...
And something completely different emerges!
Kinda like how god guides my life right now!
I sat down to make a birthday card for my dad..
But this emerged instead...
A fun little ATC!
 Linking up with wicked Wednesday:Like clockwork
And simon says: air mail
Blog named hero: reduce, reuse, recycle (those stamps must count for that!)

Another birthday quick like

I won't be too wordy today as I have a list of things to gat accomplished!
And I've already procrastinated half my day away!

Made this birthday card for my sister in law.
I used a unity itty bitty stamp set.
And I'm entering into these challenges: 
Ten minute craft dash birthday celebration: mine took 9:37
Craft room challenge: bingo (used blue, flower, lace)
Divas by design: bingo: (used distress, lace, flowers, and also buttons, and embossing)
Color Q: challenge 201
An inky situation: buttons
And the sketch #7 from sketch n scrap

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tiddly inks cuteness

Time to start the August birthday cards!
This first of a few I made for my former co worker. 
I'm hoping to get to see her in a week or so.
The image is anew stamp I got from tiddly inks.
It's so stinkin cute!
Here's a close up.

I added a little bit of stickles to her bow and dress! 

Playing along with these challenges:
Tiddly inks: birthday bash
Lej designs: lovely lace
The pink elephant: texture
Bearly mines bingo challenge: used pink, circle, flower
Cute card Thursday: anything goes
Tuesday morning sketches: challenge #210

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Wanna play Bingo?

I was recently asked to join another design team!
I am super stoked to be designing for the challenge blog Fussy and Fancy Friday.
This is a weekly challenge where pretty much anything goes!
How fun???
With my new work schedule I now have a stretch of days off in the middle of the week,
and I've gotten to hang with the Sensational Scrappers of the West Valley
much more often than I did previously!
Once a month we have a Smash/Art Journal meet up, where we all share our smash books or art journals!
So I had to do something new in my smash book!
Lucky for me there is a bingo challenge over at Fussy and Fancy,
so I created this page in my smashbook!
I used some fun papers, some dylusions ink, and some miscellaneous product I had hanging
around the craft desk!

See how that looks like a doily??
yep, it's actually ink sprayed over a doily!
Which is fab, cause now I have this sprayed "doily" and I now also have a yellow
doily that I can use for a future project!

I'm also linking up with:
Color Q: Challenge 200
Crafty creations: use an arrow