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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day Weekend VCMP - Saturday Challenges

Hello! Thanks for checking out my challenge cards. I've had a great time meeting the challenges.

Challenge #1- Christmas/Winter theme using the sketch below

Here's the sketch

Here's a close up of the embossing detail I added to the design. I used Winter Wonderland Set by Cuttlebug

Challenge #2 - Make something representing the letters for OWH. In this challenge I used Owls for the O, Wooden Button and words on the pattern paper for the W and the Hello sentiment for the H. I hope you enjoy viewing my card.
I had these owls from another project so i was excited I could use them. They are fro m the Create A Critter catridge.

I had an extra small owl so I added it to the inside of the card.

Challenge #3 - Triple Die Cutting

I wanted to make a Thanksgiving/Fall themed card for this one. I've made this type of card before but this time I did Triple Stamping and created my own patterned paper. I hope you like the card I made for this challenge.
Here's a closeup of the sentiment.

Challenge #4 - Using OWH sketch 29 & make a Love card
This is my interpretation of this sketch. See the sketch below.
Here's the sketch

I hope you enjoyed viewing the cards I've been feverishly making since late this afternoon. I was out all day so I've been playing catch up. Have a great night and see you tomorrow for day 2!

Scrapbook Saturday # 10 - Crop of Friends

Good Morning on this happy Saturday. Today's page is a fond one for me. My friends and family gathered together to spend the weekend making cards and scrapbook pages. We also took time to visit a local sewing shop. We ate way too much food that weekend! 

Here is a closeup of the embellishments I cut from Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge. 

I hope you enjoy your Saturday and take time to make something beautiful!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Using My Tools Thursday # 15 - Fuzzy Mustache

Hello and welcome fellow crafters! It's another Thursday and that means more Using My Tools creations! So, I've had this Guy Stack by DCWV and since I've been making guy cards letely I thought I'd challenge myself to use this paper. Although this card doesn't have too many embellishments I tried to make the most of what little I was going to put on the card. You can find a tutorial on how to make a Joy Fold card here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.
What did I use from my stash thats needed a little attention lately? I used some flocking powder: Inkadinkadoo in Coffee Bean, an EK Succes border punch Binding Edge and a wooden button.

I pop dotted the mustache. The flocking powder really makes the mustache unique and so much fun to touch. The Birthday sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo Expressions & Frames set.
oh, I also used Diamond Plate Cuttlebug embossing folder and added a little hand cut mustache as an element inside. 

You know whats funny?! My 11 year old daughter just loves mustaches right now and when she saw the card. She said "Can you give me this card for my birthday?"  That's my Tom Boy!

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment telling me what's your favorite part of this card. I've made an effort to start replying to every comment. I'd love to hear your feedback! Have a great Thursday! Tag your it! It's your turn, go make something beautiful.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

OWH MWT "Thanks" & Sketch 187

Hello OWH'ers! I double dipped this week. I hope you like my card and please tell me what you like best. Enjoy!
I used Quilting Bee patterned paper by MME and bazil cardstock. 

The palm tree is stamped in gray. 

Have a great night and I hope you come back for my Thursday posting. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Card Making Monday # 10 - Praying You Through

Hello and Welcome to another Monday Card project! I'm so glad your visiting and hope you consider becoming a folower.
This weeks project is a classic design combining teal, brown and gold. I think it came together nicely.
I used OWH Sketch 27 for this card. You can find all the sketches here.  The Baszzill cardstock is Mud Pie and Turquise Mist. The gold textured cardstock is from Recollections.
I embossed the brown strip with Stampin Up Manhattan Rose Embossing Folder

I added a button from my stash and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs. You can find her producs here

I hope you enjoyed my monday card project and stop by again later in the week for more cards and scrapbook layouts. Take care and make something beautiful!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Using My Tools Thursday # 14 - Sail Away

Hello and welcome to my little blog! I'm so glad your here! Please leave a comment about this card, I love to hear your thoughts! Like I promised last week I'm posting a masculine card from the series of cards I made last weekend. For this card, I pulled out an embossing folder, and element from a Cricut cartridge, some fabric paint and a $ stamp.

 The tag is cut from From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge. I used Devine Swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder, sentiment is from Anchors Away JustRite stamp set & gems from JoAnn Fabrics.

I used my copics to color in the image. Colors, W5, C3, BG72 & Y38. I'm so bummed the deminsion on the clouds doesn't show in the picture. If you were to hold the card, the fabric paint shows fluff swirls and gives wonderful texture.

Again, thanks for stopping by and why not make something beautiful of your own today and consider both following me and leaving a comment on this post telling me what you like most. Have a wonderful Thursday and see you back on Scrapbook page Saturday!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Card Making Monday # 9 - Maculine HI

Hello Monday! It's time for another great week and another great card! I hope you enjoy my newest card and also become a follower. Be sure to check back on Thursday and Saturday for regular project postings and throughout the other days of the week for challenge & sketch projects.

This week I brought out nuetrals. I used a $ stamp from JoAnns and some jute cord and black ribbon to make this masculine Hello card.
I used Monday Mojo Sketch week 122 and you can find more Monday Mojo sketches here. The paper is from a 6x6 MME pad Quilting Bee

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your beautiful Monday!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

OWH Sketch 186 & Blog Candy Winner

Hello and Happy Sunday! I'm so glad to be sharing my sketch 186 card with you. Welcome! I hope you enjoy my card creation and take some time to browse my other postings.
I am also announcing the winner of my blog candy!

The winner is:

Please email me your address so I can get that  out to you. You can email me at 
ameliaandrade at msn dot com
Enjoy your gifts!

Now onto the sketch card. This is the sketch.
owh sketch canvas copy
Here's my version...
I made the center section a bit smaller because I wanted the label pattern to show more and tipped the sentiment rectangle vertical

I doubl;ed the centiment since it was small to cover the size of the box. 
A simple card but I think it works for the sketch.

Have a great day and remember to make something beautiful!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Scrapbook Saturday # 9 - Kitchen Helper

Yeah It's Saturday and time for another Scrapbook Saturday page! I love these pictures and couldn't wait to get them layed out on a page. My daughter was helping her aunt make homemade fries for dinner. It took a little muscle as you can see. lol
I used several elements on this layout. I added a label type background and beefed it up by using layering. I added several strips of various patterned paper and scalloped one of them and matted the photos. The knife is cut from Cricut Cartridge From My Kitchen. I embossed the handle with Swiss Dots embossing folder and used silver viva decor to give the blade some shimmer.

Both the potatoes and the knife were embossed and layered. I think the layering helps to make the embellishments pop.

Thanks for checking in and don't forget to follow me and leave comments below. Enjoy your Saturday and try to fit in some time to make something beautiful!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Using Your Tools Thursday # 13 - Serene Sails

Hello Friends! Thanks for checking out my Thursday post. This week I chose to use a few things that had been stashed away. Pattern paper from a DCWV stack, a stamp & watercolor paints. I love when I can grab several things I haven't used in a while and put them together in one card!

So...drum roll please...
I set my mind recently to focus on masculine cards. It's so easy for me to make feminine cards but when a masculine birthday arises I don't have any on hand. So this past weekend I sat down and made 5! 

I'll post them over the next several weeks. 

This card made Guest Designer on 

I used several elements to add rustic texture here. The pattern paper is from DCWV The Guy Stack. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady set

The water was painted using Inkadinkadoo watercolor paints which I haven't used since I bought them probably...shhh, don't tell anyone...2 or more years. Eeak!!! The stamp is from a JustRite stamp set Anchors Away. I also used some twine I bought at Wal-Mart in the jewelry making isle, Chestnut brown ink from Colorbox and a Fiskers crimper tool. I added the bronze brads and pop dotted that section of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you like my card. Please feel free to browse and leave any comments on this or any of my posts! I certainly hope you leave me a comment. I love to hear your thoughts and what your favorite part of my card is. Have a wonderful Thursday and hope to see you back for my Saturday Scrapbook page. Don't forget to make something beautiful today!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Card Making Monday # 8 - Get Well Bears

Hello and Welcome to another posting of Card Making Monday. This week I completed 2 cards using the same stamped & colored image. I used Lili of the Valley, Cheers Bear ST183 and OWH Sketches Bonus 13 & 22
Both cards are colored with Copic markers, BG72, C5, E23 & YG61. The card below is using patterned paper from a 6x6 MME pad, Quilting Bee and the card below is using patterened paper from a kit I received at my Local Scrapbooking store. I believe it comes from Basic Grey, Kneehighs & Bowties

For this card I usedsome embroidery thread and a nice craft color button and the card below I used viva Decor pearl pen in bronze to add some demension to the dots. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch Bubble Bath

I hope you enjoyed viewing my cardS and are inspired to create a special card to give your loved one, friend, co-worker or neighbor. Have a wonderful week and remember to make something beautiful today!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sketch #185

Hey OWH'ers! It's another Sunday and a new Sketch. I always love Sundays with OWH. The sketch helps get my Mojo going. And....I want to give something away today...Look below for a picture of the  blog candy i want to give away using

Now onto the card...
I love this sketch, so simple, so classic, so fast & easy! I felt like in a pink and brown mood. I used some simple elements for contrast and my rule of three in the gems I picked up at JoAnns, ribbon and embroidery thread. I used an Inchy stamp by Inkadinkadoo Flower Garden & the Sentiment is from Hero Arts Say it All.

I used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Modern Wallpaper for texture.

I hope you like this card and now the fun part! The giveaway!
There's a stamp, some gems, some embellishments, flocking powder, alpha stickers and a little surprise as well. So how do you win?! 2 things:

1. Be or become a follower of my blog
2. Leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite embossing folder *I'm looking to invest in a few and I would love some suggestions! As always, the must haves :-) (If you don't have and embossing folder then tell me your favorite craft product- stamp set, punch etc.)

You have until Saturday to post and I will pick a winner Sunday morning using So check back on this post to find out if you've won! Have a great Sunday everyone and Good Luck!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Scrapbook Saturday # 8 - Good Company

Hello, It's another post of Scrapbook Saturday! Welcome and i hope you enjoy browseing this poast and any other post on the blog. Feel free to leave comments and this one or any other. 

I love this picture of my daughter and step son and just had to show case it in a scrapbook layout. I kept the layout and elements simple so the picture would shine. I added some embossing to the poink strip using Swiss Dots embossing folder which seems to be a goto folder for me. I stamped the journaling shape used from a Stampology set and hand wrote in the journaling, then added some black ribbon and title.

That's it for today. Thanks for visting and enjoy your weekend and please go make something beautiful today!

Friday, August 9, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown- Fall

Hello All! Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my Midweek Throwdown Card. I found this leaf paper in my stash and knew I could pair it with a $ stamp I had to make a nice, simple fall card. I hope you like it! Feel free to leave comments and let me know what you like best about this card.

I used some $ stamps I bought at JoAnn fabrics, some Inkadinkadoo embossing powder in Copper and the card stock is by Bazill

Here's a close up of the embossing. It came out so nice and the feel of the raised design just gives it such a nice touch. I also combines some chocolate brown embossing thread and the twine just to add some interest. I like using the embroidery thread because it's so much cheaper than the jute cord and I find I can coordinate pretty much any color. I bought some in a big bag at JoAnns and then I just add new colors as needed. 
Wal-mart sells a pretty good selection for 0.30 each.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Using My Tools Thursday # 12 - Best Wishes & Simple & Sweet

Welcome and thank you for visting my blog. The weather here in MA  has been absolutely wonderful the last few days! Oh how I wish it could be this beautiful 365 days a year but I guess at some point I'd get bored of the constant 70/71 degrees and balmy breeze.

Today for Using My Tools Thursday card I cheated a bit. I opted for a sketch from my collection of sketches book and a left over image for my last card posted on Tuesday. Things here have been crazy busy and while in a panic to complete the sketch challenge card I had a leftover stamped image. 

First, here's my card....

Thank you for visiting and please stop by again on Saturday for my Scrapbook Saturday posting. Have a wonderful Thursday! Now it's your turn...make something beautiful!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

OWH Sketch #184

Hello fellow OWH'ers, followers and vistitors. Welcome and thanks for checking out my card! This sketch is also being sponsered by Doodle Pantry with some blog candy on the OWH Stars and Stripes blog. How exciting! 

Here's the sketch...
owh sketch canvas copy

Here's the card...

I varied the sketch this week to fit the image which I've been wanting to use for a while.
I used copics for the color. Lots of I've only been coloring with Copics for about a year and I sooo wish I had more. I own about 40. More Copics would definately be on my wish list. What special craft supplies that would make you just absolutely squeel if you got it (them) are on your wish list?

This is a close up of the flower I cut using a cut file from called 3D mums. You can find the link here This is the Dublin Mum. I added a gem to the center, used a Martha Stewart red water based  marker to darken the center and then used a red Martha Stewart glitter pen to add some shimmer to the center as well.

List of Supplies:
Stationary noted 6x6 Paper Pad
Bazill Ash and blue cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Swiss Dots
Copics E00, E07, E13,E15,  E23, E33, E79, YG63, R20, 100, W5
Lili Image Cho with Lantern  link here
$ stamp for the sentiment

I hope you like my card and feel free to leave comments about this post. Don't forget to tell me what's on your wish list. Now it's your turn to make something beautiful! Have a blessed day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Card Making Monday # 7 - So Sweet Miss you

Hello! Todays Card Making Monday has lots of little details. I hope you enjoy this project and leave a little comment below.

 I used scraps I had left over from MME Sunshine 6x6 pad that I was determined to use and not throw away. I used OWH sketch 31. You can find more OWH sketches here.
The image is colored using Copic markers C5, E79, BG72 & YG63 and Lili of the Valley stamp ST003-Little Girl Hug Time. I encorporated cut file for the flowers and added Jolee shimmer stickers for the centers.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Scrapbook Saturday # 7 - Concert Newbie

Hello Fellow Bloggers! Thank you for visiting my blog space and checking out my latest Scrapbook Saturday Creation! I really had fun making this layout. This was my daughters first concert experience and she was so taken with the opening act. She couldn't believe she could meet him and get an autograph. 
For the layout, I had my daughter write her thoughts about the day in her own handwriting. I thought it would give the layout a more personal look.

The guitars are cut from Cricut cartridge Quarter Note and embossed with Swiss Dots and Spots and Dots embossing folders.

Feel free to leave a comment below for this or any post on my blog. I love to hear your comments. They keep me motivated to post! I hope you enjoyed this layout. Be sure to check back for Card Making Monday and for Using My Tools Thursday postings. Have a great day and now it's your turn to make something beautiful!