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Authentique Paper’s 1st 2012 Challenge

8 Jan

Hooray, it is a new year and are you ready to play along with us on the Authentique Paper Blog?

We just posted our January Sketch Challenge.

Here are your sketches to play around with:



I made a card for this challenge and here is what I came up with.

I used the newer line called Gathering.

I love the color palette of this card, the oranges and blues are so relaxing and inviting together.

I always like to have lots of different elements and this card I have mixed ribbon and papers all within the same color scheme.

Now it is your turn.

Head on over to Authentique Paper’s blog and take a look at the challenge guidelines and join us!

Sketches are so WONDERFUL to follow and really help if you have had a creative block or just need a little pick me up to get you back in to the swing of things now that the holidays have slowed down.

Let them know Jeannie sent you, we all love comments over there!

Here is the link.


Winter Blues with Cheery Lynn Designs

6 Jan

Whether you get the Winter Blues or not, I have some blues to share…

I found this wonderful picture to start me thinking about Cheery Lynn Designs current challenge which is WINTER BLUES.

I then found this gorgeous picture as my inspiration…

If that was not inspiration enough, I came across this quote by Vincent van Gogh that ties it all together, “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

Aww..so perfect!

I wanted to show you my background without anything on it.

I used both the Wittle Wickers and Wittle Weavers to create this.

After I built my base, I used the Rectangle Card Stackers to cut it to the size I wanted.

Here is the finished card with the flowers handmade with the new Large Rose die.

I hand dyes coffee filters and then cut these out.  They are a combo of oranges and yellows, although you can’t tell in this picture.

I used many layers so they are soft and puffy.  I was trying to make my roses look more like my favorite flowers, ranunculuses.

I hope I have given you some eye candy and a push to join our challenge.

The weekly winner get a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

You can go HERE to see all the details on our challenges.

This has been Jeannie with The Polka Cabana with today’s post!

Have a great weekend.

Halloween with Cheery Lynn Designs

9 Sep
I do so want fall to get here!
The warm weather is getting old and I am in the mood for cooler temps, changing colors and making costumes!
So, I have decided to help things along the way by thinking forward.
Here is my project for today. It is called a shelf card.

Now, I am not going to lie to you, maybe the theory of making this card is easy, but…

…if I had someone to call and cry to about this card, I would have!

I borrowed the name BOO CREW from Authentique Paper. I as using paper from their GLOWING line and on one of the HEADLINES for GLOWING , you will see this cute little phrase.

Once again, I used a lot of dies on this project. To start, on each level I used a SCALLOPED OVAL as my decorating base.
For my spiders on the first level, I worked my magic on some DARLING DAISIES turning the daisies into this likable spiders.

Also on the first level of the card I made flowers out of the smallest SCALLOPED OVAL.
The oval made this funky sort of shaped flower, perfect for this card.
The leaves underneath are from the set called JUDY’S BLOOMS.

On the 3rd and top layer I used a cute little stamp I had to represent the BOO CREW.

Here is a side view of this intricate card.

Another side view.

You can see how each layer is staggered.

Believe it or not, it DOES fold flat!

Have I made you long for some fall time activities or card making? I hope so.
I had fun making this, even though it was very trying!
I adore the way it turned out and it was huge therapy for me to make my own spiders…
…NO ONE is more scared of those things than me!
Like I always say, Paper-crafting is THERAPY!!
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s post.

Authentique Paper, a family affair!

4 Sep

I am a happy, happy & proud mom today!  Why?

You all know I love my hobby and I do dedicate a lot of time to doing what I love.  It is what makes me happy, makes me feel important and I truly love what I do.

I often find myself in my craft room surrounded by children who often want to do exactly what I am doing.

At times it is annoying but at times it is truly fulfilling.

Yesterday was such a day.

I had finished my Authentique Paper sketch challenge and had thought to get my kids in on it.

My 7 yo so, bailed, he just was too stressed about the sketch, being a literal child, he though he had to use the word TITLE in his page and just could not get beyond that!

My 12 yo daughter had a tough time getting started but I help her a little in the beginning and let her know she had to do it on her own, I could not TELL her what to do.

I cut out things on the Expression that she wanted and gave her some tips on adhesives, etc. let her have free rein at MY TABLE!!

Here is the Authentique Paper Sketch for the current challenge:

Well, I am so proud to show you my daughters very 1st layout EVER based on this sketch.  Meaning this is the first page she has ever made!

What do you think?

 She decided on using the BLISSFUL for her layout.

This is our dog..Tico Torres DeGruccio.  He is named after Bon Jovi’s drummer!

 The thing about my 12 you making this layout…she said to me when she was working on this, “I finally get why you can do this all day!”  I asked her what she meant and she said, “This is just so much fun!”  I told her, “I love you and I am so proud of you!” then we both giggled realizing we are both paper junkies!

She had so much fun with her layout, she made this card later in the evening.

She wanted to make sure I put this online also.

 This is a card from on of my Deena Ziegler kits that I hoard like a squirrel with food in the winter.

Now, I get to show you my Authentique Paper layout for the Sketch challenge.

I have used products from the line called UNCOMMON.

My younger children and I have a thing for pugs.  We adore them!

 When my youngest daughter and I took my oldest daughter to Utah to drop her off at BYU, my little one got a chance to meet a cute little pug named Coco.

 They instantly connected and I got some cute pictures of them

On the way home we found this adorable polka dot purse with a pug inside and of course could not say no.

The new toy pug is now of course named Coco, after the real Coco.

Thank you for visiting today.

Please get on over to the Authentique Paper blog and join our challenge!  There is a fun Paper Goodie pack from Authentique Paper that will go to one lucky winner, so now you have your incentive!  Get on over there and PLAY!!

Have a great rest of your Sunday!

 Once again here is the link to the challenge.


Sweet Stamps New Release Blog Hop – THINK FLOWERS!!

21 Jun
Today Sweet Stamps is hosting a blog hop to showcase new stamps from our very own Jacqueline Hill; some fabulous floral images.  
If there is one thing I just can’t seem to get enough of, it is flowers!  Flowers on paper, flower die cut and flower STAMPS.  
Imagine the pure bliss when I opened my package of the new release stamps.
Our wonderful new release of stamps, by Jacqueline Hill, are just delightful.
I had so much fun making today’s card.
I used the following stamps and supplies:
Here is my card for you to be tempted with!  I know if you acquire some of the stamps from this releaase, you will love them.
Remember I am the paper piecer?  Goodness these stamps were so much fun to piece with!
I have them all coming out of a basket which is a die that Cheery Lynn Designs makes.
I added some dimension with foam tape and buttons.  I also made an eye appealing inside:)
How do you like those stamps?  Great aren’t they?
Now, here is your chance to win some of these!
Visit each team member’s blog and collect a letter.
  Once you get all the letters, un-scramble them to reveal a word. 
Then return to the Challenge blog and leave a comment with the answer.  
My letter for you is the letter:
We will be awarding a first place prize of your choice of 6 stamps from the new release and a second place prize of your choice of 4 stamps from the new release.
  We will also be awarding random prizes of rubber stamps chosen from the readers who comment on each member’s blog so be sure to leave some love.  
Blog Hop winners will be announced on Monday, June 27th before our next challenge. 
Start your hop with Jacqueline’s blog and continue through the team. 
And don’t forget to return to the Challenge blog and leave your answer as a comment. Good luck and happy hopping!
Challanges entered:

Challenge #63 Sponsored by AI Factory

Creative Stamp Friends – 2W – 2nd week – Birthdays

Hooked on Crafts – 2W, SIO – 2nd week – Anything goes

Make it Monday #42 – Anything goes

The Perfect Recipe

5 Apr

Here I am today with a NEW CHALLENGE up at Sweet Stamps Blog.

We have a recipe for you.  Recipe?  For a card that is.

I found this challenge extremely easy and fun.

It is just the right amount of everything for a perfectly splendid card.

2 – DP’s (Decorative Paper)

3 – Gems

Use Ribbon or  a Border Punch (I used both:)

How easy is that?

Here is my creation:

My Camera sort of focused on the lower half of the card, so I will gladly show some more pics here.

Upper half of the card:

Here is a close up of the lower half of the card:

A side view to see the layering:

Now the inside:

A close up, so colorful, I LOVE IT!

The Sweet Stamps products I used are:

Umbrella 244

Under The Weather 9057

Liquid Pearls WHITE OPAL

Liquid Pearls RUBY RED

So there you have it, my card made with a very SWEET recipe.

Go on over to the Sweet Stamps blog to see the other DT members cards.

Play along too!  You know how much fun a $20.00 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps would be!


What’s stopping you?

Answer should be:


See ya, TOMORROW..I have some FABULOUS things to share:)