Vintage Valentine

Hi everyone!  It’s a new Tag challenge over at Challenge Masters, and this month it’s all about the love, romance and Valentine’s Day.  I had to make some tags for the Kinderstampo Tag Swap and so I thought that I would incorporate both challenges into this…

I am really loving how these turned out.  I love the vintage look but am not the best at re-creating it.  However, once I got started, I couldn’t stop and ended up making 12 of them…here are just a couple of samples.

For these, I just cut the heart shape out using my Cricut.  I then heat embossed it with an  old french script writing background stamp that I had..after that it was glimmer mist time.  I printed off some vintage sheet music from the internet, which I then distressed and ink with Tim Holtz inks for that vintage feel.  The cliparts are from the internet as well.  Just some free site I found by googling.  The rest are just bits and bobs that I had lying around in my stash, pearls, bling,  little fabric flowers, flowers that I bought from the wedding section at Walmart and then just inked and glimmer misted to give a vintage feel to.  I really love how they turned out!  If you decide to make some, please enter my challenge at Challenge Masters so that I can see them!  Click here to sign up to the free forum…

I entered these into the following challenges…

Aly’s Sunday Challenge: Bling bling…( it’s not overly flashy but it’s a quiet flashy..LOL)

Crafty Ho’s : Love

Crafty Pad: Love is in the Air

Creative Cowgirls: Love is in the Air

Gingerloft: the color red

I did it Creations: Love is in the Air

Sentimental Sundays: Valentines Day & Sentiment (my second one has a sentiment)

Allsorts: Love Love Love

Crafty Calendar Challenge: Love

Crafty Emma: Red & Romance

Ellephantastic: Love & Distressed

Little Claire’s Challenge: Anything Goes

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Pink, Red, White & Ribbon

Secret Crafter: Valentine

Card Makin Mamas: Valentine

Prairie Fairy: For a Sweetheart

Mami Doodles: The Magic of Love

Raise the Bar: Hearts

Simply Create: Give your Heart Away

Stampin for the Weekend: Valentine’s Day

Tellen’s Place: Hearts

Crafty Purple Frog: Valentine’s Day/Love

Delightful Challenges: Come fly with me (things that have wings) my cupids do 😉

Do You Stack Up: Red Hot

Guylou’s Inimitablitiy: I heart you

Moving along with the Times: Red

paper crafting journey: love is in the air

Penny’s Paper Craft: Hearts Aflutter

Flourishes: Valentines

Oldie but a goodie: No digis & mystical beings (cupids aren’t real are they???)

Papertake Weekly: Anything goes & flowers

If the Shoe Fits: Get your Pink on

challenge up your life: script in the background

AIF: red/pink



Have you seen these DT calls???

Hey everyone…..Here are a couple of Design Team calls you need to know about..


Firstly Challenge Masters is looking for some new Divas for their April-September term… you can find more information here

Secondly, Aifactory is looking for some new Design Team members for the March-August term…you find out more here....


If you are worried because you’ve never been on a design team before and don’t think you are good enough, stop!  Give it a shot!  The first time I applied for a design team I didn’t have any experience either and now I’m on 5!!!!  Give it a shot~!  I love being on design teams and the ladies that I create with are fabulous and we have so much fun bringing inspiration and challenges to can be apart of that so make sure you check out the links!~


Blog Hop Winner

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Love is in the Air Blog Hop!



Love is in the air and the Challenge Master Divas are celebrating by having a blog hop! The hop is going to run from Friday January 28th until Sunday January 30th. We have lots of prizes, fun and inspiration for you this weekend. If this is your first stop on the hop, PERFECT! you are on the right track.  I am starting you off.  If you have gotten here from someone else’s blog along the way, make sure you go from here so that you don’t miss anything!
All of the Divas are creating love inspired projects for you to enjoy.  Each one representing what love means to them.

We also each have a word for a secret phrase. You need to stop by each blog and collect the words (they are all jumbled so you will need to visit each one) and once you have unscrambled them, send the phrase to to be entered to win one of the two grand prizes.

We each have a small blog prize as well so you want to make sure that you stop by all the blogs and leave us some love, so that you have multiple chances to win!

Another way to win, is to create your own love inspired project and remember it can be anything you love (a person, a place, a thing, a hobby..whatever love means to you) and upload it to the Challenge Master’s Gallery in the forum. You will have until Sunday February 13th to enter your projects and then after careful deliberation a winner will be announced on our challenge blog! The grand prize winner will receive a great prize pack donated by ME! You don’t want to miss out on this so start creating! You can enter as many times as you wish as long as you create new projects each time.

So for my project for the hop, I decided to create some cute little love notecards.  They were fairly simple to put together and I thought that they would be fun to put into my husband’s lunch bag for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

The DP was from a swap that I did and I thought that they would be perfect for these.  I added some ribbon across the top (I used a few different ones).  I cut the circles out using my Cricut and then using a Stampin’ Up set I found in my cupboard, I added a little heart.  The little note sentiment is also from Stampin Up as well.

I also want to share with you a project I made last summer that totally fits in with this hop.  I had this old tin laying around and didn’t know what to do with it.  So I thought it would be fun to make some magnets!  I used all Kiki-Art product for this project! I really love her stuff and I’m proud to be on the DT!

I used modge podge to apply the Amor Corozon Mulitcolor (#010104) to the top of the tin.  I wanted the hearts of this paper to stand out, so I kept the embellies minimal and just used some red ribbon and one of the Kiki glittered chipboard hearts. (#010304).  The magnets themselves were the fun part.  I used a 1/2″ circle punch to cut out some random hearts in the varying colors.  I then applied them to the clear pebbles (which you can find in any craft store) using diamond glaze adhesive.I had to trim just a bit once they were dry and then I added some magnetic strip to the backs.  I picked up a roll of magnetic strip at my local dollar store. I thought it turned out really well!

Okay…to win my blog prize below, leave me a comment and tell me what love means to you!  I’ll draw a random winner on Monday Jan 31st.  I would also love it if you became a follower as well!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the rest of the hop…and of course the word that you need from me is  WE

I’m also going to throw in a set of the notecards that I made for this hop!

Now head off to Sally’s blog and see what she has in store for you~!


So in Challenge Master’s this month, we Diva’s are swapping.  I gave up my stash challenge and I got the blademasters challenge in exchange.  The goal is to create a project using the various bladed tools we have, punches, trimmers, scissors, cricut etc…My challenge was to create a project using a tag and a single word….so this is what I came up with

I used some DP that came to me in a swap (my swap pal sent me the most awesome stuff) and then I cut out the snowflake tag using my Cricut and the Very Merry Tags cartridge from last year.  I added some fine glitter to it. The JOY sentiment is cut from my Winter Woodland cartridge I think.  The embossed piece is a Christmas words from last year and then I sanded it a bit to give it a bit of texture.  The stitching is an awesome tape runner from Kiki-Art.  This is great for doing some faux stitching..(you can check out the different kinds Kiki has here) and I added a bit of string.  I did a bit of a border in the background as well.

For the tag, I had some left overs so I just cut it using my trimmer and rounded the corners with a punch.  The star ribbon is from my stash and I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the word JOY.  Then I just added a bit of ribbon and cord.  I hope you like them and make sure you visit the Challenge Master’s forum to check out the other great week 2 challenges!

I’ve entered this project into the following challenges:

Allsorts: Christmas

Ellephantastic: Christmas/Winter

Totally Gorjuss: snow

Alphabet Challenge: G is for Glitter

Daring Cardmakers: Snow Much Fun

Wags N Whiskers: snow

AIFactory: holiday/Christmas

Delightful Challenges: Embossing

Pixie Dust Studio: Let it Snow

Inktegrity: Non traditional holiday colors

Little Red Wagon: Die Cuts

Scrapbook Sisters: Snowflakes

A Spoonful of Sugar: Christmas Cards

The Cuttlebug Spot: Christmas

Lollipop Crafts: Christmas Tags

Craft Your Days Away: Punch it out

Ann’s Creative Nook: Non traditional Christmas colors

To Die For

So it’s my stash challenge on Challenge Master’s this week and it’s all about Diecuts!  As I’ve been making my cards for the craft fair this week I’ve been finding all kinds of stuff in my stash…especially diecuts..

Here are the cards I made for this week’s challenge!

I had to make them simple, as they are for my craft fair.  If people buy them, they can’t have too many embellies or they will cost a small fortune to mail!  The snowmen diecuts were a chipboard pack that I had bought last year or the year before and just never used!  I really like how these turned out, even though they are quite simple.  I just used some DP from my stash and some pearls.  A little ink and a little distressing…Enjoy!

This month’s Stash Challenge

So Sunday marks another week of new challenges over on Challenge Master’s . I gave out this month’s Stash Challenge.  Do you ever notice how many scraps you really have and just how many projects you can make with them???   I was trying to organize this week and realized I have A LOT!  So my Stash Challenge this month is to create a project using your scraps.  For layouts, it has to be at least 2 pieces of patterned paper and 2 pieces of Cardstock that is scrap. For cards, your whole card should be scraps except for the card bases (even better if you can make it out of scraps too!)  So, here are the cards that I made using some scraps..

Let me know what you think!  Visit us over at challenge masters to see all the new challenges this week! You will be inspired!

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Project Scrapbook Wk3

If you are looking for the Challenge Masters Blog Hop click here

Well I am happy to say that I won Week 3 of Challenge Masters Project Scrapbook.  We had to create a double layout and for bonus points it had to mirror.  Easier said than done but I am thrilled with how it turned out!

Let me know what you think!

Happy Scrapping and don’t forget about the Challenge Master’s Blog Hop…this is the last day to get in on all the prizes!  Click the link at the top of the post to start!

Ch{all}enge Masters F{all} into a Ch{all}enge Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ch{all}enge Masters F{all} into a Ch{all}enge Blog Hop! The challenge Divas have gotten together to create some fantastic Fall themed projects for you to be inspired by and enjoy. If you are looking for the start of the hop, you are in the right place!

Here’s how it works

–Follow the links to each Divas blog in order. As well as a prize on each blog, the  Divas each have a secret word.  You need to collect these words to spell a phrase.

–At the end of the blog hop you will be taken to the CM challenge blog for your final word and instructions on where to send the completed phrase to win one of the grand prizes.  We would love for you to leave a comment as well..let us know what projects you enjoyed!

–There are two grand prizes: one is for finishing the hop and submitting the phrase.  The second one (the bigger one) is for creating and uploading your own project with a fall theme.

To be eligible to win the large grand prize, you will need to join (for free) the CM forum (where we have new challenges every week by our awesome Divas) & gallery so that you can upload your project.  The deadline is  midnight EST on Saturday September 25 to upload .  We will announce the winner a couple days later.  It’s that easy!  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Now here is my project for you.   Fall always makes me think of the trees turning color and of course Hallowe’en.  My son Riley is 14 months and we are going to take him trick or treating for the first time this year! I can’t wait.

I love making cards so I thought that I would make 2 for this hop! I made this really cute Autumn card

The tree was a diecut that I received in a big swap which I had been dying to use.  I just used my scor buddy to add some texture to the bottom of the cardstock and then some colored buttons for leaves!  The stamp is from Pink Paisley.

The second one is a Hallowe-en card

I just used some scraps of Hallowe’en paper I had from other cards and added some great ribbon from Savvy N Sassy, the foam spider I’ve had forever and the pumpkin I cut out from a Cuttlebug diecut.

Now..the fun is my prize for this hop.  To win, just leave me a comment and I will choose a random winner on Monday September 20th.  If you would like to become a follower you will get an extra entry to win! Just let me know in the comments!

y0u get

6×6 Pink Paislee Paper Pack ‘bayberry cottage’

PK Glitz Stamp-Circle Flourish

1pkg bling

Now from here you are off to see Suzanna our Technique & One Little Word Diva to see what she has created for you.

And of course you need the first word which is

Have a great time everyone!

Some New Layouts

Hey there..I know it seems like I only do cards but I do in fact throw in a couple layouts here and there..LOL

Here are a couple that I did for Challenge Masters!  They are doing a Project Scrapbook Contest right now, so each week we have to create a new layout according to the perameters.  Week 1 it was creating a layout using only party supplies, no patterened paper or cardstock, etc…I think mine turned out pretty well

Week 2 which we just finished was a theme about food, but something other than the traditional holidays that always get scrapped.  So I scrapped about the first time that Riley ate real food…

Challenge Masters has lots of great challenges hosted by the Challenge Diva’s.  There are new ones each week so please make sure you stop by.  The new Week Two Challenges were just posted!  It’s a great place for inspiration and to get the mojo started!  Here is the link to our Forum.  It’s free to join and we’d love to have you!

Also, our first blog hop is happening this coming weekend and we have TONZ of prizes to give away so you don’t want to miss it!