Tuesday, October 27, 2009

We All Have Them!

I made this card for the current challenge over on the caardvarks blog, to make a "tall" card. I saw this scene on a piece of Bam Pop paper sitting next to me and thought it would be fun to use. I added some glitter glue to the exclamation points to make them pop a little bit better and of course drew the "angry" doodles on the side. The cute little OBP hedgehog is concerned for his friend and the inside of the card reads "I'm here for you".

Paper: Bam Pop! from "A Taste of Torendi"
Die Cut: Bam Pop!
Stamp: OBP hedgehog
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Other: Zip Dry, 3D foam, black sharpie pen, and glitter glue

It's not to late to enter to win a $25 E.A.D gift certificate, just scroll down to the post below this one to find out how!

HAPPY DANCE! I got a light-box set up in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to try it out on my next project!!

E.A.D Treats!

It's officially the last E.A.D designs blog hop and Emily has yummy treats to share today! She is giving away another $25 gift certificate to the E.A.D Designs Store (keep reading to find out how to enter) as well as offering 35% off all store purchases (TODAY ONLY) with coupon code WITCHES BREW.

Today I have a layout and a card to share.

I love E.A.D Vinyl cause you can apply it to anything, like this little leaf!

I used "trick or treat with spider" for my layout of last years Halloween photos because I just loved the font! (p.s. the spider is on the back of the little bucked I showed you last week)
I used the butter colored "retro thank you" rub-ons that come in this month's torendi kit "Joy" for this fall card. I think it goes so well with so many Cosmo Cricket Papers.

Now about that gift certificate. Be sure to leave a comment here and on all the blogs in our hop that are listed below. Emily will pick a winner and announce it on the E.A.D Designs Blog Friday!
Good Luck!

Monday, October 26, 2009

"...the more you laugh, the more you fill with glee..."

It's product focus day over on the torendi blog and this weeks product is linen tape. I used the linen tape that comes in this months "Joy" kit. Instead of making a bow, flower, or stripe with linen tape, I cut it up and highlighted the fun images that are printed on it.

Paper, rub-ons and Line Tape: Torendi "Joy" Kit
Sentiment: Making Memories Die Cuts

Don't forget that this month only, you get an E.A.D designs gift certificate when you purchase the "Joy" kit!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Not your Regular Ruffles Challenge!

Here is my next second entry for the moxie fab world challenge!

Ok Cath, so I think this one is a little out of the box and maybe not what you had in mind, but I couldn't resist! :D I saw the corrugated cardboard sitting next to me and thought that it would make perfect "ruffles".

Painted and sprinkled with pepper and nutmeg!

I couldn't resist adding the small Alice in Wonderland Sticker either!

What do you think? I think they look good enough to eat? ;)

Stamp: CTMH Simple Invites
Other: Zip Dry, 3D foam, cardboard, paint, spices, twine, sticker

Friday, October 23, 2009

A quick and adorable E.A.D Project!

I was going to save this project for Tuesday's E.A.D blog hop but then I saw that all E.A.D scrapbooking rub-ons are on SALE this weekend, so I HAD to spread the word. They are AWESOME and I wouldn't want anyone to miss out!
This cute orange bucket came from the Target dollar bins (oh how I miss target) and you actually get two of these small ones for a dollar. All the E.A.D scrapbooking rub-ons come with an outer frame around them. I used that extra vinyl to make the line along the bottom and also to wrap the handle with. That AWESOME skull balloon is from "Love Hurts" (I want a whole page of these balloons!!) and I cut out letters from "Sentiments" to make the boo!

Have fun picking out some E.A.D rub-ons for yourself! You won't be disappointed!

Monday, October 19, 2009


I know it's not really me, but I thought I would give it a try for the Moxie Fab Challenge. I have never been a girly girl, so ruffles and lace aren't my things, but I had a cute scrap fabric that matched the adorable mushroom fabric from torendi, so I gave it a whirl. I also used the card sketch from Card Patterns this week.
Fabric: Shinzi Katoh Canvas Mushroom Fabric and scrap
Stickers: Making Memories
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket
Tag: Paul Frank tag
Other: Zip Dry, black cardstock, and 3D foam, modge podge, cardboard

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How About a Challenge or Two?

I hope you didn't forget that torendi is sponsoring the 365cards challenge blog this week! Today's challegne is "Same, but Different". Meaning your challenge is to use at least 2 papers that have the SAME pattern but are different in color. I also decided to add stitching to my card, thanks to the challenge over at the Design Dollies Blog Here is what I came up with...

A close up of those tiny mushrooms and the sentiment.
(be sure to leave a comment if you KNOW what my sentiment is for!) ;)

Stamps: Bam Pop abc collection J and tiny mushroom
Ink: CTMH black
Stickers: Making Memories
Pink and Black embroidery thread
Markers: Copic and CTMH
Other: Zip Dry, black cardstock, and 3D foam


Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Hello blog readers! This month is the last month of the E.A.D Designs blog hops, but don't worry too much, something tells me there will be more E.A.D fun in the future! For the last month of hops Emily is going all out! Leave comments on all the blogs in the hop today and the E.A.D blog to be entered in a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the E.A.D Designs Store!! She also has a "treat" for you early ghosts and ghouls out there in the Halloween spirit. Use coupon code GOBLINS (today only!!) to receive 25% off your total order! SWEET!

I ordered the Monogram Letter with Polka Dots for my girl's room in brown, pink and hot pink! Both of their names start with the letter A and the colors matched perfectly. Aurora thought it was very cool!

Close up of the Letter A with Polka Dots

See how well it matches the room!!

Please stop by to say hi to these other amazing ladies and see what they created this week!

and don't forget to go back to

Monday, October 12, 2009

Humania Clips!

Today is product focus day on the torendi blog! Hop on over to see more of this project!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

365 Cards!

Torendi is sponsoring the challenge site 365 Cards this week! I hope you can play along!
I used today's sketch and combined lots of different products found at torendi for my card. I had fun using so many different products made by different companies. I wanted to make a card that represented the store! :)

Ink: CTMH Petal and Bamboo
Ribbon: "Joy" Linen tape and American Crafts
Other: Zip Dry, cardstock, white gel pen and 3D foam

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Candy Shoppe Designs Challenge

Thanks to E.A.D Designs I found a cool new challenge site, Candy Shoppe Designs. The DT over there is so fresh and fun and the challenges are hip! This challenge was called Fashionable Geek (love it)! You have until October 10th to link up your creations and the best part is E.A.D Designs is the sponsor for this awesome challenge so you can win some yummy rub-ons.

my layout
I made an apple stem and leaf out of wire
Showing the tiny bit of stitching I used as "seeds" in the apple
Paper: Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven and Making Memories
Other: White Gel Pen, Thickers, K and Co Sticker, wire

Don't forget that E.A.D Designs is also offering gift certificates for all purchases of torendi's "Joy" kit this month! There is a coupon over on the torendi blog for the weekend and only a few "Joy" kits left, so pick them up while they are $5 off!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This photo has nothing to do with my post, but it makes me happy!

Hi everyone,

I only had two comments about the torendi giveaway yesterday, so I will be sending something to both Ashley and Angela! (love the A names in this house) Thanks so much for spreading the word.

Be sure to go to the torendi blog today to get a coupon code for $5 off and to see if you won the giveaway!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Who wants a GIVEAWAY!

Torendi has a "Joy" crafting kit up for grabs!! Go to the blog, and leave a comment! Good luck!

Want another chance to win something? Spread the word about the torendi giveaway on your blog or a forum (link to the torendi blog please), come back HERE and leave a comment letting me know what you did. I will draw a winner for a random bag of goodies from my personal stash (I think I have some extra Unity stamps that need a good home) ;) ;)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Hop On Over

My World Card Making Day cards are on the Torendi Blog today! :) Go take a peek!

Don't forget that if you sign up for the torendi kit this month, you get a $5 gift certificate to E.A.D. Or sign up for 6 months and get a $10 gift certificate to E.A.D.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Card Making Day!

I have been running around all day, but couldn't go without posting at least ONE card today! I hope all of you have had time to get crafty and play some games on this fun day!

This card I combined for two challenges. I used the sketch from Wednesday September 30th over on the 365 Cards blog and I also played along with a NEW challenge by Courtney Baker. It's called "everything but the kitchen sink" and for each challenge you will be asked to use things from around the house. The first week's challenge was to use something that came in the mail. I used a stamp that my mom used to send a letter to my daughter Aurora. I took a close up of the stamps, so you could see that it has actually been used. :)

Don't forget to replenish your crafting supplies with Torendi's SALE this weekend! 15% off all imported items and now $5 shipping on ALL orders!
Paper: DCWV Cardstock
Other: White Gel Pen and rub-ons

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sale at Torendi!

Torendi has marked down ALL IMPORTED items in our store 15% for the weekend in honor of World Card Making Day and to celebrate other cultures!

This include, stamps, fabric, linen tape, OPP tape, and more!

Don't forget that shipping is now a flat $5 too! Happy Shopping!