Thursday, October 9, 2014

Love WCMD

Happy Thursday! I am slowly working my way through the WCMD challenges over at the Winnie & Walter blog, they are open until this Sunday so there is still time to join in.

Here is Julie's sketch...

WCMDsketch2014


Here is my card...



I used Lawn Fawns Into the Woods and Chit Chat set. I created my own pattern paper by stamping the "love" and heart bubble in Heidi Swapp Teal and Mint ink. I then added a little heart in Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink.

The cute deers were stamping - one using the kissing technique and fussy cut. I also paper pieced the little pink for their ears and added two pink rhinestones as a necklace. The clouds were cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge (endless uses!) and swiped with teal ink.

 
I also created my own sentiment by using the "I {heart}" from the "I {heart} fall" stamp (Into the Woods set) and the "You" from the "Missing You" bubble (Chit Chat set). The polka dot paper and mint green were from my scrap stash.


This is actually an anniversary card for my DH. In a few weeks it will be our 8 year anniversary. I am one very lucky women!

I'm linking this up with the following challenges:
Winnie & Walter WCMD Sketch
Winnie & Walter WCMD Pattern Play
A Blog Named Hero: Challenge #53 Stretch Your Stamps
Lawn Fawn Lawnscaping Challenge #91 - Pattern Paper  (I made my own)




Lastly here is my craftie (shot of my work space) for Winnie & Walter Craftie Challenge. I have a pretty tiny area to work in and love to spread out when I can, usually while everyone is sleeping.


Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing weekend!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello and Happy World Card Making Day! What a great day in the crafting world, I've been blog hopping around and have seen some awesome cards and giveaways. Lots of challenges too, with extra time to play.

I started making this card the other day for Virginia's View Challenge # 8 - CAS but only finished it up today after seeing the Moxie Fab World WCMD Sketch. I had it all stamped out and ready to go but it needed a little something and the little banners of washi tape were perfect!


I used the little leaf from Winnie & Walters Big, Bold, Seasons set and stamped it on the kraft cardstock using Spice Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.


The sweet little fox is from Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods and the sentiment from Winnie & Walter's Big, Bold Seasons. I colored the fox in using some art markers from Aaron Brothers...I need to work on my coloring.

I am also linking this up with the Crafty Steals Third Thursday Challenge-Fall. Here are the Virginia's View inspiration and the Moxie Fab World sketch...




Hope you're all having a great Saturday, we are off to a birthday party so that's the extent of my crafting today. I hope to play along this week with more challenges. Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy Fall!

Hi Everyone, happy Fall! We celebrated a big birthday in our family yesterday and I thought I would share it with you. This handsome boy is Diego and yesterday he turned 10. Whoo hoo!

 
 
What is absolutely incredible is that it does not feel like 10 years have gone by. I can not believe that we have this crazy dog for that long. Oh the stories I could tell you hahaha...this dog has done some silly and amazing things!

 
 Here's a shot of Miss Sophie with her Diego Bear. We have a ton of nicknames for this dog....maybe that's why he never listens!
 
 
I hope you've had a wonderful week! I'm working on some cards right now and hope to share them with you soon. Thanks for stopping by!
 


 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Googly Ghouls Tags

Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend has been relaxing. We are enjoying some football and about to devour some nachos...yum!

I am loving these Googly Ghouls from Stampin' Up. They are just the cutest...which is exactly what I prefer for Halloween. No scary stuff for me.

I cut these tags on my Cricut and then stamped each little character and Happy Halloween. I colored each one and added a bit of glitter glue to the mummy for some shine.

 
I faux stitched around the white tags because it looked a little plain. These were so easy to mass produce, I may use them for Sophie's kindergarten class. 

 
 
I am linking this up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Tag It. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I have mommy volunteer duties at school...I'm so very excited.
 
 
 




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Critters Galore

Happy Thursday! Wow, where has the week gone? Where has the year gone? I am looking forward to holidays and have been trying to get some holiday cards done. But that's not what I'm showing you today.

Today I have a cute little card made with Lawn Fawn's Into the Woods. I love this set! It's hard to believe I only got it about a month ago, my first Lawn Fawn stamps. Embarrassing I know...


I stamped the deer and fox onto some pattern paper - I believe it's Crate Paper Little Bo Peep - and then fussy cut them out. You want to know embarrassing? I do not own a die cutting machine that cuts dies. Right?! Total face palm. I do have a Cricut but it's not the same of course, so fussy cutting it is.

The grass and sky are scraps from my pile and the little flowers were punch with a Fiskars flower punch. I have a huge pile of these little flowers, sometimes I just sit and punch them from tiny scraps that I have. Confession: I have too many tiny scraps!


I am entering this in the Lawnscaping Challenge: Critters Galore...



Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Polka Dot Halloween

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend...we are relaxing today and enjoying our Sunday Football Funday.

My card today is a sweet one featuring some Googly Ghouls from Stampin' Up. Aren't they cute?


Out of all the paper I own and hoard, I actually do not have any fun and silly Halloween paper, so I decided to make my own polka dot background.  I used a regular #2 pencil and stamped the eraser end to create my dots. Super easy! Excuse the filter on the picture below...I had originally posted it on Instagram.


The sentiment is from a fun Halloween set by Inkadinkadoo. I used mini Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Mowed Lawn. Love those mini inks! I added a faux stitched boarder around each ghoul and some sequins for a little shine.

I'm liking this up with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Make Your Own Background. Enjoy the rest of weekend and thank you for stopping by!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Campfire Tails

See...told ya I'd be back! Today's card was inspired by this sketch over at Newtons Nook Designs for the Inky Paws Challenge #13. When I first saw the sketch I swear a lightbulb went off in my head, the lights were on and I was sure someone was home.

Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs


Then as I started stamping and piecing the card together, I was like "whoa, is anyone home?!" It just did not turn out the way I envisioned it. Ever have that happen? I'm still sharing it in hopes that you'll take pity on me and that you'll think it's not as bad. =)


 

This super cute bear, fish, bird  and sentiment are all from the Campfire Tails set. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the fishing bear. All the paper are scraps from my really big pile of paper scraps (just can't throw anything away!). I used an array of markers to color everything and a bit of washi tape to hold everything together.
 
I was taking pictures of some Halloween cards, hence the black background. Remember I told you I was working on my photos and editing...it's a work in progress, though I think this one looks good.
 
I just wanted to give a shout out to Amy Tsuruta  at Tsuruta Designs for welcoming me back yesterday! I really did miss creating and blogging, but the break was much needed. I hope to be out and about visiting blogs again. Leave me a link in the comments and I'll be happy to stop by!
 
Have an amazing day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heeeeeyyyyy, Remember Me?

HI (waving frantically)!!

Yes I disappeared but I am back...hopefully LOL. Life has been a rollercoaster of fun, challenges and changes and everything but crafty stuff the last few months.

I am happy to say that I'm back. I've been getting crafty and am excited to show you what I've got going on. If your on Instagram (sophienme), you can follow me for sneak peaks, behind the scenes and life.

Before I go, here's a card I made at some point during the summer. The photo and editing are terrible aren't they?! I'm totally working on that!


Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Life...

Hello and happy belated Mother's Day to all my crafty mom friends! I hope your Mother's Day was spent with loved ones. We spent mine with Sophie's great-grandparents who were visiting from Florida. It was very cool to spend time with them.

I haven't been too crafty, just haven't too much time but I do have a card to share that I made a few days ago.

 
This card was super simple to make. I used Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook cardstock which already had a lot of watercolor features/smears and the flower on it. I added the sentiment, dotted "strips" (all from Stampin' Up) and a few more smudges of distress ink. I adhered everything a little crooked and added a few sequins. 
 
 
Thanks for stopping. We have a few fun days coming up...and then, hopefully, I'll be back to crafting!
 
I have a few more to share with you...hope you're all doing well. I'm linking this up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers.
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Spring!

My allergies say that spring has finally arrived...anyone else feeling the same?

Here's a great way to use up scraps and bits. I CASE'd this card from a few cards in the PaperCrafts Card Design Handbook. I liked the way it used up my scraps...always have a lot of scraps. I just can't seem to throw anything away.

 
 
I used DCWV Fiesta stack, lots of fun and bright color. Each section is sectioned off with May Arts Jute Twine. A simple sentiment from TPC Studios and some sequins (from JoAnn's) and done.
 
 
 
I have a few more to share with you...hope you're all doing well. I'm linking this up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spring Flowers.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Happy Birthday for Him Card

Hi and happy almost Wednesday! Oye, our weather is warm and windy this week...record high temps of 90 degrees here, that is hot.

Just a quick share of this man card I made. I used some cardstock from Crate Paper's Storyteller line and a Amy Tangerine stamp made for Studio Calico. 


The stamp doesn't seem to stamp clearly (could be the operator - not the equipment lol) so I had to color it in with black marker. 


Anyone else dread making masculine cards? I like my girly pinks, purples, florals, sequins and bling. Though this card was simple enough to make and quick...gotta love that.


Hope you are having a great week! I'm linking this one up over at Pumpkin Spice blog - Challenge #69 Stamping. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Hello all! Easter is done and Mother's Day is fast approaching. I've tried to get a head start on Mother's Day cards but only have a few made. This is one of them...

 
 
I got the inspiration from a card on Pinterest but can not find the link (sorry original card maker person). I used a floral set from The Craft's Meow (so sad they are out of business!) and stamped, then fussy cut each flower and arranged them to flow over the wood cardstock fence. You can't tell but I did cut the fence to have pointed posts.
 
 
I used some foam dots to pop up some of the flowers for some lift. I also lightly water colored the background blue and then adhered the whole thing to a white card base. The sentiment is from an online company called Clear Dollar Stamps...think they only do digital now.
 
 
I added a few Martha Stewart punched butterflies with little pearl centers and some green hemp cord tied in a bow. This is another one where I stamped the envelope flap to coordinate.
 
Happy Wednesday, thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Butterfly Birthday

Happy Spring Break...Sophie and I are enjoying a week of play dates with friends, good food and getting ready for Easter. The creative bug has bit me and I've been crafting up a storm. Hopefully I'll get everything photographed and posted soon. 

I am super excited to share this card. I made it for Virginia's View Challenge #2. This challenge is all about stencils. I will admit that I own one stencil...yup, just one. I used it on a card that I might share. LOL. That should tell you what I think about that card.

Now this card on the other hand, I love. I use the negative from a die cut of a butterfly. I then stamped it with a wood grain strip stamp from MME Miss Caroline set in Early Espresso ink from Stampin' Up.


The plaid cardstock is also from MME Miss Caroline. I used Tea Stain Distress Ink and inked all around the edges of the card. I also inked the edges of the sentiment (from Stampin' Up). Honestly I wanted to add so much more to this card, but the more I tried and arranged other embellishments on it, it just didn't work.

Here is a action shot...I used washi tape to adhere the "stencil" to my cardstock. So easy to do and so easy to remove. 


I really had fun with this card...I'm definitely still learning and have a lot to learn! I'm also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Winged Things. Thanks for stopping by...hoping you're having a great week.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Year in Cards

Hello friends (waves frantically!!). Oh my it has almost been a month since I last posted...tell me where did the time go? We have been enjoying our warm weather and sunny days, lounging around, spring cleaning, playing with new toys and visiting friends.

I've been crafting here and there but not steadily. Though I did put together and donated a box of cards for a charity gala. With the help of a friend, who is so clever and arranging and displaying, we put together a Year of Cards by Sophie n Me.


I made a card for each month of the year and then included some extras for birthdays, a thank you, thinking of you and hello friend. Here are a few closeups of some of the cards in no particular order...


August - Since there is no holiday in August (except for Sophie's birthday hee hee) I choose a ice cream cone to celebrate the summer heat.


 July - For the 4th of course!


November - This is my go to stamp for November since Thanksgiving reminds me of family and friends and the tree reminds me that we are all together, even if we are apart.


October - Halloween of course...love this pretty and elegant skull paper!


 Hello Friend - No specific month, just a sweet card to send to someone.


 Happy Birthday - again no specific month, just a fun card for a birthday.


January - I made a different card for Christmas that was red and green, but since January is still winter (every where except CA, right?!) I decide this cute snowman could grace this months card.

September - no holiday that was easy to craft for since there is Labor day and the first day of school for many kids. So I went with a fall theme for a family. One of my favorite cards!

I used a lot of brands - PTI, Echo Park, DCWV, Hero Arts...if you have any questions please let me know and I hope I can tell you.

I am so proud of this little box! I have no idea what it sold for at the silent auction but I hope it sold for lots since it was for charity.

That's all for today...hope you enjoyed my long picture post. I'll be back with some more cards soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Enjoy Every Day

Hello and happy Friday! It's almost the weekend and we have plans to spend it at the beach. Nothing like getting a warm beach day in the middle of March right?! We certainly are lucky.

I've been super busy doing this and that but I finally made time to play in Virginia's watercolor challenge. This is her first challenge and I'm so happy she started it. I love her work, it's always fun to stop by her blog. She even posts eye candy a la Ryan Gosling every now and then.

This first challenge is watercolor. I used 110 lb cardstock from JoAnn's, it seems to really hold up well. I smooshed Squeezed Lemonaide and Peacock Feather Distressed Inks onto my acrylic block and then picked up the colors with a water pen and just swept if over my paper.


The butterfly is from Cricut. I used the negative to cut another butterfly from a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf cup cozie-great way to upcycle and cheaper than buying corrugated paper. I have coffee and tea drinking friends save them for me.


I wrapped Caribbean twine (from the Twinery) around the middle of the butterfly and only adhered it in the middle as well. So the wings "flutter". The sentiment is from DCWV Vintage Collector and is stamped in Peacock Feathers as well. A few gold sequins from JoAnn's and tada! 

Check out Virginia's View Challenge blog for more on the challenge, techniques and some really awesome entries. Have an amazing weekend!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Shabby Chic Easter

Happy Friday! We've been super busy here, how about you? I've been trying to get ahead on holidays so today I have an Easter card to share with you.


I used Crate Papers Little Bo Peep collection...love the patterns. This pretty bunny is from Cricut's Give a Hoot cartridge. I added glitter glue to the white scroll-flourishy area. The tag is also cut from a Cricut cartridge.


I faux stitched around the tag and the lattice punch is Martha (love it!). A little May Arts jute twine and button from my statsh, oh and "Happy Easter" sentiment from Avery Elle All Occasion Tags. 

Thankfully Easter is in April this year and I don't have to share my birthday with it. Love when that works out. I'm linking this up with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Tag It and Inspired by Stamping Card and Tag Challenge.

Hope you have an awesome weekend! 



Saturday, March 1, 2014

Best Day of the Year

Happy Saturday! We've finally got rain, whoo hoo! Its been fun, my little Sophie's been stomping around in her rain boots, happily looking for puddles. We love the rain!

Today I've got another card made from the Studio Calico kit I got last year. There is so much fun going on in this little card. I'm calling it my "Social Media" birthday card. 


I received an add-on kit (Earl Grey I believe) which included some journaling cards. I just cut them down to squares and used my corner punch to round off where I cut.


Everything on this card was from the kit. I added a bit of glitter glue to those little stars for some sparkle. 

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