Sunday, October 31, 2010

One Last Entry For Phindy's PCP Celebration Challenges!

Well, I have one last entry for the festivities over at Phindy's Place on Paper Craft Planet!

This card is for Tammy's Thursday Challenge - A Christmas Card using non-traditional colors (no red/white/green). Soooooooooooo, I decided I NEEDED to use "Hot Cocoa" since I have yet to use her (it was killing me to see her sitting here and not play with her). Well, I knew I had this template to make a "mug" and I just thought she needed to be on it. I used the snowman DP because they remind me of marshmallows which reminds me of hot cocoa - see the thought process there?

The sentiment is a little tricky to read in the picture but it says "Hope Your Holidays are Warm and Cozy!". I have also "stuffed" this card with a packet of cocoa mix and a candy cane - had to be blue because red/white would be traditional colors!

This card works for a couple of challenges. They are:

Phindy's Place on Papercraft Planet - Tammy's Thursday Challenge - Non-traditional colors

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Party's Still Going at Phindy's Place!

Hello All! I'm back with another Phindy's 1000 Members Week Challenge Card! This one is for Lynda's Wednesday Challenge (yeah, I'm a little behind). Her challenge was a template challenge. You get the template to make this easy peasy acorn card and she challenged us to "mix and match or edit or alter any of Phindy’s image to use". I used the babies from "Hugs from Here" and "Big Sister at Work". They are now friends - aren't they cute. Okay, I know, it's not perfect but merging images isn't easy! Plus, I don't think Phindy really had this in mind when she drew either one of them! Either way, I think they look pretty adorable "hugging" each other!
This Cute Little Acorn Card is for the following challenges:
Phindy's Group on Paper Craft Planet: Lynda's Wednesday Challenge - Use the Acorn Card Template
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Keeping it Clean and Simple
Papertake Weekly Challenges - Sparkly and Bright - the "Give Thanks" brads are shiny and the ribbon has a pretty sheen to it!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Celebrating at Phindy's Place on PCP!

Hello again!

I've been busy, busy, busy and my friends over at Phindy's Place on PCP are keeping me even busier!! There is some crazy celebrating going on over there - you should check it out! 1000 members is a VERY big deal and we're all very excited!

So, we have now had 3 different challenges since Sunday. This card is actually for yesterday's challenge but working 3 shifts yesterday, I didn't quite have time to finish it (go figure!!). Tonight I had a little bit of time (thanks to avoiding any household chores and my mom feeding my kiddos dinner) so I finished up the card. This was a sketch challenge - I think the sketch is pretty cool and I'm just LOVING this "Riding Rudolph" image from Phindy. Her "Winter Cuties" are just adorable (well, actually I love ALL of her images).

Anyway, this card is also for some other challenges:

Delightful Challenges: "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"

Diecut Dreams Christmas Club: "The One I Love" - this image reminds me of my son so I think this card is for him!

Christmas Card Challenges: Use Flowers - Now, the great thing about this challenge blog is that the challenges are optional, you can always enter any Christmas Card you make! So, this fits!

Phindy's Challenge Blog: Your Favorite Color - this is a double whammy card because I think my favorite color is dark green - I used it for the trim and for the "holly branches", oh, for the baby's jammies too!

Pile It On!: Holiday Card using Red, White, Green, and Something Soft - I have all of the colors and my something soft is my ribbon.

Monday, October 25, 2010

More Halloween Treat Bags

As if making 6 treat bags for the kids at the babysitter's wasn't enough, I decided to make 6 more for a party we went to last weekend. I ended up staying up until 2 AM Friday night (okay, Saturday morning) so they'd be done by the time we had to leave for the party. I really think I am becoming insane!!!

This project fits for many challenges, there are probably even more than I have found but here's what I have:

PaperCutz- Halloween using stars, circles, diamonds, or crescents

Spoonfull of Sugar - Boo!!! - Halloween

Fab N' Funky - Things that Go Bump In The Night

Corrosive - Halloween (or orange and black)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My first sucessful attempt at an easel card!!

Phindy's Place on Paper Craft Planet has reached 1000 members (actually, as of this moment there are 1022!!). To celebrate, the DT from Phindy's Challenge Blog are hosting several fun challenges over on the PCP page for us. Today's challenge was a "card-a-thon". I missed the live version of Cec's discussion but I went back and followed along later anyway. It sounded like great fun and I'm sorry I missed it! Cec "walked" us through making an easel card. She must be a wonderful teacher because this is the first easel card that I have done that actually works!

You should really go over to the PCP discussion and check it out - there's a great prize up for grabs and it's a random drawing - gotta love that! While you're there, become a member (if you're not already), I can't believe how fast we've grown from 1000 to 1022! Amazing!

This card also works for Stamp Something - Digi Day - I just love Phindy's Digis!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One of my crazier ideas...

Hello all!

Well, I decided to make treat bags for all of the kids at the babysitter's. There's only 5 little girls (and my 2 month old son) so it shouldn't be a big deal, right? Yeah, okay! These cute little bags took a bit of time between coloring the adorable Phindy Image, cutting everything out, stamping/glittering the paper, and assembling them all - I think I'm nuts!

Though, I have to admit, they are adorable!

This project fits several challenges this week...I'm sure there are more but this is what I've found:

Stamp Something - Halloween Something

Pile It On - Kid Themed Halloween

Stamptacular Sunday - No Cards Allowed

Allsorts - "Bingo" (you've got to check it out, I can't explain but it's cool) - I chose the bottom row - I have a "tag" with the child's name on the back, I used a punch (to make the tag), and I have ribbon (to hold it closed).
Phindy's Place - Fancy Folds - I wasn't sure if this qualified or not since it's not a card but Phindy says it does, so I guess it must!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 camera and computer are friends again!

Hello! I actually got to take a real picture of this card because my camera and computer are friends again! Woo Hoo! It's a good thing too since I couldn't figure out how to scan this card!

Phindy's Place Challenge Blog has a challenge this week that was a bit of a "challenge" for me. It's Fancy Fold Cards.....wasn't quite sure how I was going to go about that one. I looked up some tutorials and ended up just winging it! I think this card turned out pretty neat!

This is the card when it is all closed up.

Untie the ribbon, open the first flap and this is what you get (it says "Happy Birthday").

Now with flap #2 opened!

All the way opened! There's lots of room for a message in there!

Here's a top view so you can get a better idea of how it worked out!

The image for this card is a freebie from Phindy's Page on Paper Craft Planet. Our group has reached 1000 members, how cool is that? Anyway, I just had to use this little guy.

Speaking of Phindy reaching 1000 members, there are big doings on her PCP page starting this weekend to celebrate. If you're a member, stop over and join us, if you're not a member, stop over, become a member, and join us! I for one can't wait!!

This card is for:

Paper Cutz - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Something Cute

You'll have to excuse the picture again this week - still missing my laptop :(. I had to scan this one in!

Soooo, Phindy's Challenge this week is to make "something cute". How easy is that with a Phindy Image? Here's my card.....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's been a while!

Wow, life seems to have gotten crazy! It's been a while since I've posted but I'm back in the swing of things and I have an entry for Phindy's Challenge Blog. This week is a sketch challenge, I just LOVE sketch challenges!

I wasn't able to "clean up" my picture because my laptop with my photoshop program is currently not working - UGH! So, you get a rough picture - sorry!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this Phindy Image - it's one of the new Winter Cuties. I think it's my new favorite because it reminds me of my daughter and son! Too cute!

Without further ado, here is my card!