Monday, December 31, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Anything Goes Sweets Challenge

This weeks challenge at Red Carpet Studio is inspired by the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".

Our Challenge to you is to create ANY  project that has to do with sweets. You're not limited to either a card or a layout this week! You can make anything that features a sweet, or could be used to hold sweets, etc.

I went ahead and made this treat box:
It was pretty easy to make. I took a Ghirardelli chocolate box that Santa brought me and covered it in Recollections Bright and Jolly paper. I added some stickers I found in my stash and used the bows on twist ties that came with the box.

We really hope you will join us this week for our ANYTHING GOES sweets challenge. If you're the lucky winner you will receive a TOTAL BLOG MAKEOVER!!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes

Happy Friday! Don't you just love Fridays? 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!

Create any type of project!!

Starts: Friday, December 28th, 12:00 am EST
Ends: Thursday, January 3rd, Noon EST
Winner (chosen by Announced: Thursday, January 3rd late afternoon

For my project I created some last minute (literally) envelopes to put school pictures of my kids in for the grandparents and uncles to get for Christmas. Since this project was so last minute all I did was use my Cozy Christmas Lawn Fawn stamps and some embossing powder and twine.

I used red glitter embossing powder on two of the cards and I'm not impressed with it. I had a VERY hard time telling when it had melted and it still brushes off.

Our Sponsor this challenge is

Cardz TV Stamps
Prize: 1 Stamp Set of the Winner's Choice

Come play with us!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Celebrate The Occasion - Christmas Anything Goes

Can you believe there's only a week until Christmas! Well this week at Celebrate The Occasion we're getting into the holiday spirit and challenging you to make ANY project you want with a Christmas theme. So take this opportunity to make a last minute card, create a scrapbook layout or decorate a gift.

I made a layout featuring a 2008 extended family Christmas celebration. All of those little girls are my second cousins. Well, one of them is my niece and another is my daughter but you get the idea.

I used the Winterland collection from Fancy Pants along with Stampin' Up twine and kraft pieces from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Christmas Layout Challenge

This week at Red Carpet Studio 
we're taking our inspiration from the movie
"The Santa Clause" starring Tim Allen

Create A Christmas Layout

My layout documents an outfit that Grandma M sent my daughter for her first Christmas. It says, "Silent Night? you'll be lucky!" What makes this so great is that my daughter slept through the night for the first time on Christmas Eve at Grandma K's house.

I used the Bo Bunny Blitzen collection to make my layout.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Snow Challenge

This week at PDE we're asking you to create a project that features snow! For this challenge I got back to creating layouts. I don't have the photos developed for this one yet but I'm happy with my end result regardless!

For this layout I used the Echo Park Winter Park collection.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Celebrate The Occasion - Christmas With A Punch

This week at CTO we're asking you to create a Christmas themed project and use a punch. I made a card using a Martha Stewart punch around the page.
To make the tree I pleated three lengths of 2" wide paper; 9", 7" and 5". I used a needle and thread to hold the paper together.