Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Warm Fall Day...

   Hello and Happy Wednesday! I'm not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world but here in Arkansas it is warm! The AC is  running today! But despite the unseasonably warm temperature I am still starting to get excited for the upcoming Holiday Season! Today I created a card for this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge - Inlaid Die Cuts.
To create my card I used the new PTI Stitched Snowflake die. I thought it would be a fun twist on the technique to partially raise the ends of the snowflake. I really like the way it turned out! I hope you like my CAS card, and I'm happy you stopped by today!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cute Little Pumpkin!


I've mentioned this before, I am not a fan of scary Halloween, but I just LOVE cute Halloween! To create my card I used stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink. My embossed wood grain background was created using the Cuttlebug Pinking embossing folder. Today I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Halloween Challenge.
I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a great week!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fun With Dies - And a Challenge!

Good morning! I am here really quickly to show you 1 more card I created for this weeks 10 Minute Craft Dash!

To create my card I used the new Mama Elephant scallop die. I LOVE this die so much! I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set " Polka Dot Parade #9" and the "Coffee Cozy Detail" dies to create the cute, festive shapes. I completed this card in  8 1/2 minutes.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a  great weekend!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop - Pinecone Tags

     Hello! I have to admit, I almost decided not to play along with the PTI October Blog Hop Tag It Challenge but decided at the last minute to create a CAS set of tags with a coordinating gift package.


 I used one of my favorite PTI sets "Peaceful Pinecones" and matching die set. I also used the PTI sentiment set "Happiest Of Holidays". It took no time at all to create this set! Thank you for stopping by, and I will try and visit as many of you today as I can! Have a great day and happy hopping!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Playing Along With The 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge

Hello! Today I am happy to be playing along with the current 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge:

    To create my card I used stamps from WPlus9. This was a pretty easy card to put together, and my completion time was 9:12.  I enjoyed putting this card together, and I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Playing Along With Dynamic Duos!

Hello! Happy "hump" day. Today I have a card for you that I created for  this weeks Dynamic Duo Challenge:

         I just couldn't resist this challenge! I love those colors together.
To create my card I used the Stampin Up set "Stippled Blossoms" and the SU wood grain embossing folder. I added a hand stitched sentiment using a die from PTI. I hope you like my card! I'm glad you stopped by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Candy Candy Corn!

Hello friends! Today I have a fun card to show you that I created for the current Lawnscaping Challenge.

     To create my card I used two Lawn Fawn stamp sets "Trick or Treat", and "Heebie Jeebies". These are just the cutest stamps! In keeping with the challenge theme I used patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn "Into The Woods" paper pad, and paper from the Halloween pad by American Crafts.  Nina Yang inspired my wreath with the card she posted HERE. Obviously she used a wreath, and not candy corn but I loved the way she cut around the edges to leave the rest intact.

              I am happy you stopped by and I hope you like my fun candy corn creation!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Flowers And A Challenge Or Two!

Hello! Today I stepped out of my comfort zone and created a card using this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge: Layered Emboss Resist. I used the PTI stamp set "Mums The Word". I used SU Dusty Durango to sponge around my embossed blooms.  My card base is PTI's Simply Jane patterned paper.  I am also playing along with this weeks
 CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge!

I am happy you stopped by, and I hope the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is here!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Card Making Day - A Trio Of Cards!

The day is here, the day we card makers celebrate our favorite past time, card making!
It was a quiet one for me, but I enjoyed spending some time in my craft room working on a handful of cards. My first cards features stamps from Wplus9. Next up:
       I created this card for this weeks Papertrey Ink Make It Monday: Repeat & Lift. I had the flowers left over from extra stamping. I always stamp a few extra flowers and leaves when I make floral cards. And lastly I have this card to show you:
If you are a reading my blog today then odds are you are a card maker as well, and today I dedicate my last card to you! Thank you to all of you that leave comments, and thank you for just visiting my blog. I don't know what I would do without my hobby, and the wonderful, talented people I have met along the way. I hope you have a wonderful WCMD!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Papertrey Ink, Avery Elle, Mama Elephant Stamps For Sale

It was tough REALLY going through my stamps and admitting to myself that I just don't use these enough to keep them. So, here they are ready to find new homes! Shipping not included in prices.

Papertrey Ink

Hello Sunshine with matching die set (Comes in jewel DVD case) - $18.00 *hold*

Christmas Poinsettia with matching die set in CD jewel case (poinsettias have red toned staining, 100% usuable still.)  $16.00

Snowflake Medley with matching die set (2 snowflakes have very light staining)   - $21.00

Cutting Garden with matching die set (light staining on the blooms) - $34.00 *hold*

Simple Little Things Limited Edition in CD jewel case - $10.00

Life in CD jewel case - $9.00

Background Basics Spot and Dots in CD jewel case - $10.00

Mixed Messages in CD jewel case - $10.00

Birthday Basics in CD jewel case - $10.00

Heart Prints Sentiments in CD jewel case - $10.00 *hold*

Other company stamp sets

Mama Elephant - Smitten $10.00

Avery Elle  - Celebrate - $10.00

Avery Elle - All Occasion Tags - $10.00

Avery Elle - Oh Baby - $10.00

Wplus9 - A Pocketful Valentine with matching dies - $13.00 *hold*

My Favorite Things - Dandelion Wishes with matching die set - $35.00

Hero Arts - With Sympathy - $10.00

Hero Arts - Happiness Messages - (some stamps have staining) - $8.00

Waltzing Mouse -  Midnight Feast - $12.00

If you are interested in any of these sets send me a message at   alwaysctr at yahoo dot com

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Trick Or Treat!

Today is October 1st, and for me, the official start of Fall. I thought I would celebrate today by creating a Halloween themed card using new stamps from Lawn Fawn. I am also playing along with the current Curtain Call Challenge:

I used the set "Trick Or Treat" to create my card. The eggplant frame is from the Simply Jane stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink. The spooktacular patterned paper I used is from American Crafts and can be purchased at your local Target store. I just love it! I'm happy you stopped by and I hope you have a great day!