Sunday, August 29, 2010


Hello! This is Carrie from greenbeans crafterole! And I'm back to share what I came up with for this month's challenge! As you all should know by now, I'm not a cardmaker. So when I found out that not only was I to make a card. But to do one that opens in a non-conventional way. I did the 'ol double gulp!

So, I grabbed my gypsy and got creating! Using the Forever Young cartridge, I came up with the most delicate little shape card! Ended up topping it off with one of my new favs, some wrinkled ribbon! The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's "Mega Mixed Messages" and was the perfect size for my little space! If you don't have this stamp set, you gotta get it asap!

Hope you enjoy! And keep your fingers crossed for me, that next's month challenge won't be another card! Hee hee!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Card and matching journal

Hi there. Becca today from LoveLifeCrafts. I decided to make a card today for a friend that is expecting. This may look like a typical A2 card, but take a closer look. It is a gate fold card and that decorative rectangle is also the opening. For a look at this card when it's open and the matching journal I made to go with it, check out my blog.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Linda's Taste of Summer challenge project

What a great challenge!! My take on it is that we were to create a card or project that opened in an unconventional manner. Well, I think this project, which is a Laura Denison design, fills the bill perfectly. I took Laura's pattern and made it all my own by changing several of the elements. This little picnic basket is actually a mini album! The lid of the picnic basket actually forms part of the mini album cover. I'll post one picture here and if you want to see more, you can visit my blog at:


Edited to add: I guess I should have mentioned that the basket itself is part of the project. It is made of woven paper and chipboard.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ribbon Spool Treat Holder

Hi Dandi Crafters. What a Wonderful challenge Teri has come up with! I was ready to do something besides a card and Teri gave me the perfect opportunity! I made a treat holder using ribbon spools and a plastic report cover. I decorated the treat holder with K&Company All in One Pad Kaz-Zoo. I used my Cricut with Cricut Cartridges Create A Critter and Storybook to decorate it. I finished decorating it using a Martha Stewart punch. It was a pretty easy project to make and has all kinds of WOW factor, considering the parts before they were combined could have just as easily ended up in the trash...LOL Pop on over to my DtsArt Blog if you would like more details on this project.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lynne's August Challenge!

What fun this card was to make! And so easy too!! I found the template in one of my card/scrap magazines! I cut out my pattern, added some flowers, ribbon, a brad, and some jewels and in about 10 minutes it was done! What do you think?

Monday, August 02, 2010

The August Challenge and some candy!!!

Hi, it's Teri and I've been assigned to throw out the August challenge!!! First, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, it certainly has been HOT this year!!! Stay indoors in the air conditioning is what I say!! Craft to your hearts content!!!

Okay, time for the challenge!! I'd like to see cards/projects made any way but a normal side/top fold card!! There are tons of cool templates and I know we can make really neat stuff!! I will post mine soon!!

And for some candy.... I will send one lucky participant one of my altered tins! It will look something like this:

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Winner of my Blog Candy!!

Well July is over so that means someone is the Winner of my Blog Candy!!
I want to thank Shirley and Stephanie for playing along to my challenge this month!!
I wish I could give you both gifts but #2 Crafty Teacher (Stephanie) is the winner this month!!
Stephanie I will email you right now for your mailing addy!!
Thanks ladies for playing along..I hope you had as much fun as I did!!
Don't forget to join us in August too!!