Saturday, January 29, 2011

Creative Inspirations #52

Hey All! It's time again for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations. This week we have the theme of Love, just in time for Valentines Day! This weeks sponsors are Quixotic Paperie and Di's Digi Downloads . I actually made this weeks card to enter a couple of challenges and so it took me forever, but I think it turned out pretty good. I've got a few pics to share, so I'll get one with it...

.... this is 'Love Grows' from LOTV's latest release. Aren't they just the cutest, so love them! Ok, so firstly my card follows the sketch at Papertake Weekly and secondly LOTV's challenge of 'Anything but a Square'. I was gonna try and go for three and do another challenge out there that wanted Valentine's with no pink or red, but it was not happening and I had to scrub it...hate it when that happens!

Here's a close-up. The background is a mix of copics and chalk, the grass is chalk, and the rest is copics. Would you look at how much pink ended up being on this card,lol

I don't usually get my inside done, but I made this extra little fold I wanted to show you. I cut my main pieces with my circut and I didn't want the bent when the card opened so I took a strip of coordinating paper, scored it, folded it, then glued it all down....Now, no bending, Yay!

Here's a close-up of the flowers. These were all colored in some form with copics so they would match.

Almost done, but I wanted to share with you this label I made. I was thinking about buying me one of these stamps, but I thought I'd have one last go at it and I'm quite happy with the end result. Now I can resize it if needed and easily print out a sheet of them. So, if you'd like one you may just be able to do it yourself and save $20, you got nothing to loose if you don't try:)

Lastly, my copics! Boy, is that a list or what! Now I'm pretty sure I used most of these but a couple from the one I scrubbed may have made their way in there, so if it seems really out of place I probably didn't use it, sorry.

That's finally everything I have to say and show. I hope you've enjoyed my card. Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT have come up with. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Papertake Weekly:Sketch
LOTV: Anything but a Square

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sassy Blog Hop WINNER.....

......And the winner of to Simply Sasssy Stamps is.......Paula. Please contact me with your mailing info by Sunday Jan.30 to claim your stamps! Thanks everyone for joning in our hop I wish you all could've won!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Southern Girls Challenge #11

Hello everyone, it's time for another Southern Girls challenge! This week we want to see some dry embossing!
Here's what I came up with...
This here is 'Birgitta on a Tree Stump' a digi from ATS. I've had this little girl colored up for some time now and I was in a bit of a rush to get this card done, so she came in real handy. The circular cardstok behind her is where my embossing comes in and I did that with my cuttlebug. The sentiment is computer generated...I'm so glad I started doing that, I'm terrible at stamping sentiments, they always seem to get messed up.

Here's a close-up. You can see I've stickled the flowers and around the circle for extra definition. Unfortunately, I can't tell you what colors I've used as I didn't write them down, but I hope you like her. I'm really liking the blue, I don't use it that often and it's a nice change.
Well, that's it, I'm done for the day! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has made for you!
Have a great day!


Ok everyone, I went to and got me a number. That number was #37 who is........ Leyla please contact me within 48hrs to claim your prize. If i don't hear from you I will choose a new winner.
Have a great day!

Skater Girl

Good morning everyone! Did all you sassy fans enjoy the hop yesterday?? Seems like it, we really had a great turn out, thanks for supporting us! I'm back today with my regular Sassy inspiration and I've got a little 'Skater Girl' to share with you.

I did this one backwards again! When I looked at her I got a vision of what I wanted her to look like and I HAD to go with it! Her cheeks are showing up real bright here, not so much IRL, but they were a tad darker than I wanted, IDK why. Anyway, I'm still trying to think outside the box and I really want to be able to cater to all out there, so I hope you like her.

I got lucky this time around and had some papers by Glitz design that matched perfectly. This is a really cool stack, called glamor, I got at Hobby Lobby if any of you want to see if you can get your hands on one. I kept the design clean and simple again as she's a skater girl and doesn't like all that fru, fru stuff, lol. In order to make it stand out a bit more I put stickles on the edges of all the cardstock and on the flowers. There's also some one her can probably see it if you enlarge it.

Here's the inside. Again, pretty simple, but I really like it and I'm loving these colors together. Here I've inked the edges of the DP's to make them stand out a bit more and stickled the flowers. The swirly thing was cute with my circut.

Last but not least, TaDah, I remembered to photograph my copics! Yay, me! (anyone else hear London Tipton in their heads just now?) Apparently I watch way to much Disney channel, lol. Anyway, you've got the colors now, you can play around with it or ask me if you have any questions.

I think that wraps it up for now, I'll be back later this afternoon with another card for you. Twice in one day, that's gotta be a record for me, lol. I'm also working on a really cool card for my mom's birthday and hopefully I'll have that to show you soon!

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Simply Sassy 'New Release' Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to the first 'New Release Blog Hop' by the Simply Sassy DT! I'm so excited to be sharing a card with you today and I know you're gonna love this new release!
If you've arrived here from Erica's blog your on the right track. If not, go to the Simply Sassy blog and start at the begining. Make sure to leave a comment on all DT's blog and the Simply Sassy blog and you'll be eligible to win a prize.....2 stamps from this New Simply Sassy fab is that!!!!
Now, you've got a few blogs to get thru today so I'll get on with it. Here's my card....

.....'Windswept' is her name and she's available at Funky Kits now. Isn't she gorgeous and I love her clothes too! She was loads of fun to color. I've paired her with some fab basic gray papers and colored her to match. I've kept the embellishments pretty simple today as lots of stuff just didn't feel right this time around.

Here's a close-up. Isn't that hair fabulous!! I'd like to tell you I actually remembered to jott down the copics, but alas, I did not, sorry. If there is something you really want to know, please ask and I will get back to you asap.
Well, that's it for this stop on the hop. Now you're off to see Kathrin and I'm sure she's got something absolutely fabulous for you! Remember to leave a comment here and at all the other blogs for your chance to win! You have until Thursday January 27th midnight UK time(6pm CST) to leave your sure to check back on all DT blogs to see if you've won!
Here's the hop list in case you need it:
Autumn(that's me)
...for all thing Sugar Nellie
I hope you enjoy the hop today!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Basic Grey: Flower Power

Monday, January 24, 2011

Little Light of Mine

Monday's, uuuggghhh, don't you just hate 'em! Well, I'm finally feeling like my old self again and thought it's high time I share something one here. Firstly though I'd like to say welcome and thank you to all of my new followers I will try to get around to all of your blogs this week and I hope you find inspiration here! I did manage to make one card this past week though I was feeling so cruddy I'm not to sure about it, but what's done is done and here is Little Light of Mine by Simply Sassy......

I followed the current Sugar Bowl sketch, but added some embellishments. So, I like the flowers, but I'm not so sure about that butterfly anymore. What do u think, does it need to go, should I find something else to put there?? Anyway, I've colored her to math those Basic Gray kioshi papers, love them!

Here's a little closer view. Sorry, I did not get a pic of the copics I used as I was just trying to get it done so I could go back to laying down.
Well, that's it for me today. We are having a Simply Sassy new release blog hop tomorrow so be sure to stop by for that. Wednesday I'll have more Sassy inspiration and it's Southern Girls challenge time. A busy week this week, so I hope you will join me! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Sugar Bowl: Sketch

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Please come and help celebrate Creative Inspirations Birthday.We have a fab blog hop with soooo many prizes to give away plus Dt blog Candy also.What you have to do follow the list below taking you to all the Dt Design Team blogs ,each blog will either give you a letter or number.Please keep these at the end unscramble the word.Once youve finished keep the word safe.Then add your name To mr links if you have completed both the challenge on the 16th Jan current one and blog hop then enter twice if youve just done blog hop enter once.If you do both more chances of winning. Please dont leave your answer but note it down and we will pick winners on Wednesday the 26th Jan.

Sponsors our>>>>>
Simon says .........a Bag of candy...gems, pearls, stickers, and a stamp set
Quixotic Paperie.......

Here's my celebration card I made for our latest challenge. I've also got a little candy to give away that ties in a bit with this card. I will post a pic later as I'm very ill at the moment. Thanks for hopping along with us My letter is...... i . Now make sure you stop and leave comments at all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the prizes at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog.
Here's your hop order:





Autumn(You're Here)






If you'd like to be eligible for my candy please put your name in Mr. Linky(first timer here, so if it's not working leave a comment) and I will choose a random winner next Wednesday the 26th
****It's Saturday and I'm finally starting to feel better, but since it's so close to the time for the candy draw I've decided to keep it a suprise...i think it'll be more fun this way anyway, good luck and check back wednesday to see if you've won!****

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Creative Inspirations Challenge#51

Hi all! Hope you are having a great Sunday! It's time again for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations and our theme this week is 'Celebrations'.... any type of celebrations will do: birthday, wedding, new get the pic.

We have two awesome sponsors this week:
1.Sentiments for you with 3 sets of sentiments and a Handmade by: digi as well
2. Mami Doodles with a set of 4 birthday images

Well, I think I've kept you long enough, so here's my card...

Isn't she just the cutest little pixie!! This little cutie is by CC Designs and is available at ALL That Scraps. The whole background behind her was created using papers from the Imaginisce 'Enchanted' line. The sentiment was a freebie from Bizzy Bec's.

Here's your close-up. She been colored up for a while now, so I'm afraid I don't have the colors, sorry.

A closer view of the flowers and butterflies(cut with my cricut)

Well, that's all for me today. Make sure to stop by and see what the rest of the DT have made and our Creative Inspirations birthday blog hop starts on the 18th and there will be lots of prizes....u may even find some candy here(wink, wink) so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle: Anything Goes

Simply Sassy Inspiration 2

Hey All!! I'm back again with some more Sassy Inspiration for you! I haven't posted this close together in ages, but it feels good to be back to getting some real crafting done! Anyway, today I wanted to share with you Simply Sassy....

....'Pillow Talk'. Isn't she gorgeous!! What I wouldn't give to look like her, lol. My card today was supposed to follow a sketch, but it wasn't going well, so I tossed it out and went with the flow. All the papers and embellishments came from an SET 'Chocolate' pack and boy did that make putting this together so much easier!

Here's a close-up. I think I may be finding a new rythm...normally as you all know I get the image all colored up and then search for paper...this hasn't been working well for me,lol. Well, with my last two cards I colored just the skin and hair and took it from there and I'm happy to report it's made the job a lot easier. I don't know if I'll ever be able to pick the paper first cause I usually look at something and an idea for this or that pops into my head and I gotta do something with it!! Ok, well, I wanted to tell you that the paper shes on and the one with what looks like plus signs on it have both had their edges inked and then heat embossed. Other than that, the paper is what you see there.

Well, I will let you go for now, but I'll be back tomorrow with a new Creative Inspirations Challenge and a couple of days after that we'll be starting a CI blog hop with lots of candies involved, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamp Something: Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Southern Girls Challenge#10

Hey All! Just stopping in to let you know that a new challenge has started over at Southern Girls today. The theme this week is All Loved UP and we have some fab sponsors, so you'll want to join in. Now go over and check out the wonderful DT creations, get all the deets, then get to craft'n. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Have a great day!

My first Simply Sassy Inspiration Post

Hello there!! Welcome to my first Inspirational post for Simply Sassy. We don't have the new stamps yet but we were too excited to get started so we thought we'd start out showcasing some of the older ones. I've got a lot of pics for you today, so I'll keep it short and sweet. Here's my card...

I just love this Fairy Tale image, she is def my fav....probably has something to do with my mom always putting me in dresses(seriously, I didn't wear pants to school until 3rd grade). Not to mention dress-up was my favorite thing to play and oh how my mother indulged me by buying fancy dresses on clearence at bridal shops. Yes, I was spoiled, I'll admit it.

Ive been seeing these different sort of easel cards around and I've been wanting to try it out fora while, so I thought what better time then now. I couldn't decide what pic was better , so above is the side view and here's the front view...

These fab papers are Basic Gray's Cappella and they are sooo pretty! I've distressed all the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then colored the edges with a couple of copics. I've also colored the pearls and the two small flowers with copic( these match much better IRL)
Here's your close-up! I'm working on my darker skin tones and I absolutely LOVE how she turned out! I think I will stick with these color choices...if I can rememberwhat they were,lol. Doesn't her hair look fab in those dark browns! Oh' what i would give to have some color to my skin, but no, I'm about as white as you can get and of course I couldn't get a tan to save my life!!
Anyway, sorry for blabbing, here's the inside. I'm starting to second guess that's looking very out of place to me now. I already took it off once and tried some flowers, but they sat too high. Hmmmmm, will have to think about it. There is a LOT of distressing going on on the indside of this card and I just kept adding different colors til I was satisified, so I have no clue what to tell you about that. All the embellishments here are from my stash.
Almost forgot, here's the copics...
Ok, well, I think that about does it. Sorry if I blabbered on much for the short and sweet 'eh. Well, I hope you liked my card and plese don't forget to stop by the Simply Sassy blog and see what the other girls have been up to this week, you won't want to miss out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Crafts and Me: Paper Tearing
Delightful Challenges: Easel Card
Cupcake Craft Challenge: Something New(new type of card)
Creative Card Crew: Fancy Folds

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Simply Sassy Guest DT CAll

Hey All! Just wanted to let you know your chance to be a part of the Simply Sassy DT begins today! The Simple Sassy blog is and inspiration blog and where you will find out about upcoming releases, so no challenges involved. You can find all the details and enter here.
If chosen, this is what u will get and what's required of you...
That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Simply Sassy

Hey All!!! You guys saw a while back I entered the Simply Sassy competition for a spellbinder and a spot on the new DT. Well, I didn't win the spellbinder, buuuuttttt...... are now visiting the blog of a member of the NEW Simply Sassy DT!! I cannot tell you how excited I was to get that e-mail asking me to join the team!

There are 5 regular DT members and we will have guest DT's as well, so make sure your your checking the blog for your chance to be on the team!

We will have weekly tutorials and a guest in the Simply Sassy Spotlight. Make sure you're using your stamps and leave us comments so we can come and visit you! Also, if there's anything you've seen on my blog that you'd like to see in a tutorial, please let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Now, stop by the Simply Sassy site and check out the blogs of my fellow DT members as they are a fabulous bunch of ladies!

DT members are:

Maria Therese
(DT leader)





Our posts begin next week, so make sure your on the lookout!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Southern Girls Challenge

Hey All! Hope you're having a wonderful day! I just wanted to stop in and give you a little reminder about the current Southern Girls challenge. It's an easy one this time around cause Anything Goes.
You've got just about a week left to enter and there are some fabulous prizes up for grabs! Our Int. sponsor is Debs Creations who has some awesome images exclusive to her store(you can see some of them on the SG site) and our AUS/NEZ sponsor is our very own Trace and Lou who will have a wonderful prize package!
Now, I was hoping to have a new card to share with you today, but DD is teething AGAIN and of course has a cold of top of it, so she's been UBER crabby! So, I thought I'd share with you a couple of layouts I did and framed for my sisters for Christmas
This here is my little sister Cheryl with our dad. My sisters are at the age where they're making money and don't have any attachments and pretty much buy what they want, so I was looking for something meaningful this Christmas. Our father passed away when I was 15 and my sisters were about 5 and 7, so I thought this would be something they would appreciate.
I made the flower with some lace I had and otherwise just used some trim and buttons for the rest of the adornments. I also distressed the edges of all the photos. I'm sure you've seen some much better layouts around there, but I'm a little out of practice...I discovered cardmaking, lol.

This I made for the younger of my sister's, Ashley. Again, I kept the embellishments simple as I wanted the focus to be on the pictures. The pearls are mostly a set of Prima's that I cut up to spread around and then added a few of my own. I believe the flower is from Craft Brulee, but I will have to look that up to be sure.

Well, that's all for me today, please be sure to stop by and check out the Southern Girls challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Creative Inspirations#50

Happy New Year Everyone! I've been busy with Christmas and spending time with the Family for the last couple of weeks, but I'm finally back and it's Challenge Time at Creative Inspirations! For our first challenge of the New Year we would like you to use something New.
Our sponsors for this challenge are Simon Says Stamp with a $10 voucher to spend in their store and Wiff of Joy has also donated a stamp for the winner.
Here's my card...
I've used one of my new Sugar Nellie-Simply Sassy stamps...isn't she fabulous!! I've colored her with copics to match these fabulous new Cosmo Cricket papers I got...Love them!! I've followed the sketch at the Sugar Bowl, so I'll also be entering that challenge
Here's a close-up for you. I noticed after I'd already had this all put together that I didn't give her rosy cheeks, but I've decided I like it this way...guess I'm just gonna be a little different this week,lol As far as colors go, I couldn't begin to touch on that as there was tons of blending to find just the right shade of blue/green for her dress!
Well, I think that about does it for me today. I hope you've enjoyed my card and I look forward to seeing your creations. Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Sugar Bowl: Sketch