Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12/28/11 LCOM Weekly Card Sketch

I am in love with this paper line.  I made this for the LCOM weekly card sketch which you can find here

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12/21/11 LCOM Card Sketch

Here is my cute snowman card for the LCOM weekly card sketch.  I love this new MFT stamp set.  You can see the sketch and DT samples here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

12/16/11 LCOM Layout Sketch

Here is my take on the LCOM Sketch this week.  You can find it here and see what my fellow DT members did as well.  LCOM Sketch BlogHugs,

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cardabilities DT

Yipee, I have been chosen to be on the Cardabilities DesignTeam.  I have long admired Karan's sketches and am thrilled to be on the team.  You can find the sketches here.

My First Little Bit of Whimsy DT Post

Hi Everyone:
Anita here with my first Whimsy post. I am just so excited to share my projects with you. I had such fun using the red bird on my peace card. He is so cute just hanging out on his branch.

Project materials: BoBunny Father Christmas Collection, MLBOW red bird pin, Memory Box Dies, Pebbles Candy Dots, Stamp: My Favorite Things, Stampin' Up ribbon.

I had such fun creating this criss cross card with those gorgeous buttons. I usually choose my embellishment first and then work my project supplies around my choice. 

Project Materials: My Mind's
Eye Lost and found Rosy, Gina K. cardstock, MLBOW buttons, the Twinery twine, My Favorite Things stamps and Tulle from Joann Fabric and Crafts

I absolutely fell in love with the cookie pins when Stephanie posted them on her site. This is a mini pizza box and it is just the perfect size for a cookie. Had fun using the paper with recipes, flour and chocolate chips on them for the rosette and putting a yummy chocolate colored button on top. The sentiment made me chuckle.

Project materials: Creative Imaginations patterned paper, Gina K. cardstock, Spellbinders and My Favorite Things Dies, MLBOW cookie stick pin and flower button, Amuse ribbon.

Well that's all for now. Hope you liked what I made and I will be back soon with some more fun projects. Happy Holidays everyone.



Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12/7/11 LCOM Card

Here is my card for the LCOM sketch this week.  Be sure to check it out here at,

Saturday, December 3, 2011

12/3/11 Twisted Sketches last sketch of the DT year for me

Here is my last card for the year long DT that I have been on as a Twisted Sister for Twisted Sketches.  I have really enjoyed the sketches and working along side awesome card artists.  Please check out the sketch and twist at
Card Materials:
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants Winterland
Card Stock:  Gina K.
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Glitter:  Stampendous Shaved Ice
pearls:  Queen and Co.
Ribbon:  from personal stash

Friday, December 2, 2011

12/2/11 LCOM Layout Sketch

Here is my LCOM layout sketch for this week.  Be sure to check out the fun sketch and see what everyone did with it here

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

11/19/11 Twisted Sketches Card Challenge

Here is my card for the Twisted Sketches card challenge for today.  Be sure to hop on over to to see what the sketch looks like and what the twist is.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Bo Bunny Blitzen
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Felt:  My Favorite Things
Pins:  Jenni Bowlin
Bell:  Joanns Fabrics
Glitter:  Stickles
Twill:  from personal stash

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Exciting News from my Little Corner of the World

Hi Everyone:
I was just asked to be the card team member on the My Little Bit of Whimsy team.  I am beyond thrilled.  Stephanie is amazing and her buttons and embellishments are so adorable.  I have so many and love using them.  Above is a card that I made that used one of her rocket ship stick pins.  You absolutely have to check out her items here.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

11/9/11 Let's Capture our Memories Card Sketch

Here is the card that I created from Rusha's sketch.  You can check it out here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

11/5/11 LCOM Layout Sketch

Here is my layout for the sketch challenge at Let's Capture our Memories.  Check it out here.

Twisted Sketches Card

Happy Saturday eveyone:

I hope that everyons is having a great day.  Here is my card for the most recent sketch at  Be sure to go there and check it out and see what the twist is.  I really love these Pink Paislee papers and have a blast making this card.

Card Materials:
Cardstock:  Gina K. Designs, Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper:  Pink Paislee
Stamps:  K Andrew Designs
Ink:  Memento
Buttons, jewel and brad:  Pink Paislee
Twine:  The Twinery
Ribbon:  From personal stash
Glaze Pen:  Sakura
Dies:  Spellbinders and My Favorite Things

Saturday, October 29, 2011

MFT Guest Design Contest for November

Here is the card that I made for the theme of bling it on.  I had such fun with this card and am in love with these papers too.  You can check out the Guest Design Team member contest here

I used the following MFT dies on my card:  You can find both of them in the MFT store

My list of stamps and dies that I just have to have this month is growing with each reveal.  Be sure to check them out and wish me luck.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

10/22/11 Let's Capture our Memories Sketch Challenge

Here is my layout for the sketch challenge over at Let's Capture our Memories.  Check it out here.  Hoep you can play along.

10/22/11 Twisted Sketches #82

Wow, I can't believe how fast the fall is flying by.  Today I am posting my most recent card that is part of my DT as a Twisted Card Sister.  You can check out the sketch and twist at  Anam is amazing at making sketches and she makes it a joy to work with her sketches. 
Good for one Treat Materials:
Cardstock:  Gina K. Designs
Patterned Paper:  K & Company, Doodlebug
Die:  Spellbinders Pumpkin
Tag and Parentheses:  Doodlebug
Mesh:  From personal stash
Cardboard Button:  Jillibean Soup
Twine:  The Twinery
Detail Pen:  Signo Uniball

Saturday, October 8, 2011

10/8/11 Twisted Sketches Card

Hi everyone:

Hope that you are enjoying your long weekend.  I am back to post my card for the Twisted Sketches card team.  You can find the sketch and the twist here.  Be sure to check out this fun sketch.

Card Materials:
Card Stock:  Gina K.
Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon, Rocket Age
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Pin:  My Little Bit of Whimsy
Ribbon:  From personal stash
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Felt:  Joann's Fabric and Crafts

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

10/2/11 LCOM Sketch Card

I am loving these adorable Doodlebug papers.  I made this for the card sketch challenge over at LCOM's Sketch Blog.  Check it out here.  Hope you have a chance to play.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Favorite Things October Guest Design Team Member Contest Take 2

Well I told you all previously how much I love My Favorite Things, well I had some extra time today and found these adorable baby items which just begged to be put into my cart at Michael's and altered with my MFT goodies.
I love these clear paint cans.  They are a great way to store fun items and a great way to show off the MFT dies.  I don't even have anyone in my life right now who is pregnant, nor expecting a boy.  I will  have to tuck this away in a special spot for a special little baby boy.  It will be fun to see who ends up getting it and how long it takes.
This frame came blue with the darker blue dots and I used the Die-namics Well Worn Greetings and cut one of blue cardstock and one of white and overlapped the white on the blue.  I put a Martha Stewart Elephant sticker on the frame that matches the plate.  I also used the Notches Tags Die and Stamp set on the frame and finished it off with a white bow.
Well Worn Greetings Die-namic
Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set

Plate and Silverware Set:
I used the Die-namics Mini Pennant and stamped the baby boy sentiment from the Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set.  I tied the silverware together with a bow.  I love elephants and this set is the item that caught my eye in the clearance section at Michael's.  You should check out that aisle often; you never know what treasures you will find.
Die-namics Mini Pennant
Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set
I painted this little hanger to match the frame.  Martha Stewart has these really cool paints and this were the pearly one's.  I used one of the dies from the Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set and attached the bird to the top of the hanger.  I finished it off with ribbon and some twine.
Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set

I painted my block with the Martha Stewart paint and found it to be a really cute holder for Qtips.
Paint Can:
I decorated the top of the paint can using the Die-namics Simply Scallop die and pieced them together for an elegant top. I cut some flat bottom clouds and put them near the top of my can.  I also put two birdies and a butterfly from the Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set.  I just love the Fly a Kite die and had fun making a kite and a tail.  I finshed it off with some stickers and ribbon and twine on the handle
Simply Scallop Die Large
Fly a Kite Die-namic
Notched Tag Die and Stamp Set
This was a really fun set to make and it is so fun to sift through all my Dies to see which one's will work on my project.  Wish me luck with my GDT contest entries.  You can join the party at Splitcoast Stampers on Tuesday night 10/4 at 8:00PM EST.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

My Favorite Things October Guest Design Team Member Contest

Here is my entry for the MFT GDT contest for October.  I always look each month to see what the exciting challenge is going to be for the MFT contest.  This month it was all about how you package your gift.  I immediately thought of the bake sale that we held today for my daughter's field hockey team.  I knew that I was making cake pops and decided to make a display for the pops using many wonderful MFT dies. 
I painted the styrofoam circle purple and then set about planning my decorations. I used the banner die and made a banner across the back and then also used some flower dies as well as a round die and the lovely scalloped oval for the center of the front.  I also used one of the border dies and glued it to the
rolled flower pieces and used that for the center of my gift. 
Here are the Die Namics that I used and a link to find each one at MFT:
Sweet Stack Labels
Little Open Scallop Strip
Well Worn Greetings Die and Stamp Set
Perfect Petal Trio
1/4" Rosette
Banner Day Die
I have been a fan of MFT for a long time and love to use some of my gently aged stamps from them as well.  I used the Happy Occasions stamp set as well.
Thanks for looking and you can check out the GDT contest at MFT here. The PARTY starts on October 4th at 8pm EST at Splitcoast Stampers. 
As you can see from previous posts I use MFT products on most of my projects be they cards, layouts or altered items.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

9/24/11 Twisted Sketches Weekly Sketch

Hi Everyone:

Happy Saturday.  Here is my card for the Twisted Sketches challe3nge #78.  You can find the lovely sketch and the twist here.  This card was made for my best friend, sure do miss her.
Miles Apart Card Materials:
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park Victoria Gardens
Dies:  My Favorite Things
Seam Binding:  Lawrence Schiff Silk Mils, Hug Snug
Distress Stain:  Tim Holtz, Tattered Rose
Stamps:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon:  from personal stash

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

9/20/11 LCOM weekly sketch

Hi Everyone:
Hope that you are making the most of these gorgeous fall days.  Here is my sketch for the Let's Capture our Memories card sketch team.  You can find the sketch here. I hope that you have a chance to play along with Kimberly's lovely sketch.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

9/10/11 Twisted Sketches #76 Card Challenge

Anita here, back with another fun card for the Twisted Sketches #76 card challenge.  I had fun making this card and just love the sentiment.  It is important to remember to be silly.  Be sure to check out the sketch and twist here
Silly Card Materials
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye, Stella and Rose
Cardstock:  Gina K.
Embellishments:  Pebbles, Candy Dots, My Mind’s Eye Mabel Play Layered Chipboard, Stella and Rose
Twine:  The Twinery
Tulle: Joann’s Fabrics

Thursday, September 8, 2011

9/8/11 Let's Capture our Memories Layout Sketch

Happy Thursday Everyone:
Here is my sample for the Let's Capture our Memories weekly layout sketch.  Be sure to check out Ness' awesome sketch here.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

9/6/11 Let's Capture our Memories Card Sketch

Hi Everyone:

Here is my card for this week's sketch at Let's Capture Our Memories.  I made this for a dear friend who is having a tough time right now.  Hopefully this will cheer her up.  Be sure to check out the sketch here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

8/27/11 Twisted Sketches Card Sketch #74

Happy Saturday everyone.  Welcome to this week's challenge at Twisted Sketches.  Be sure to pop on over and see what the lovely DT ladies and have created for this challenge and also what the fun twist is for this week.

Card Materials:

Cardstocdk:  Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Lauderdale
Markers:  Copics
Stamp:  My Favorite Things, Lather, Rinse, Repeat
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Button:  My Little Bit of Whimsy
Glossy Accents
Twine:  The Twinery
Die:  My Favorite Things

Thursday, August 25, 2011

8/25/11 Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone:

I really had a lot of fun creating this layout.  My daughter who is 17 loves country music and she was over the moon that I was able to get her 9th row seats for a friend and herself.  You can see how happy she is in the photo.  That is her hand making a heart around Brad Paisley's photo.

Be sure to pop on over to Let's Capture Our Memories to see the sketch and play along.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Twisted Sketches #72

Hi Everyone:
Hope everyone is having a great summer.  It is certainly speeding by.  Today I am posting my card for Twisted Sketches #72.  I flipped the sketch which you can see at .  Be sure to check out the sketch and the fun twist.
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Memory Box Yuletide
Dies:  Memory Box
Embellishments:  Candy Dots Pebbles
Stamp:  My Favorite Things
Ink:  Memento, Rhubarb Stalk

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

7/30/11 Twisted Sketches Card Sketch # 70

Be sure to go to the Twisted Sketches blog at their new address to see what the sketch and twist are.  You can do that here at .

Here are the materials that I used:
Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Lime Twiest
Tulle:  Joanne's
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Die:  Spellbinders
Button:  My Little Bit of Whimsy
Twine:  The Twinery
Stamp:  Stamping and Scrapping

Thursday, July 28, 2011

7/28/11 LCOM Sketch Challenge

Here is my layout to go along with this week's sketch over at LCOM.  Check out the sketch and play along here.  I love these Pebbles papers and embellies.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

7/27/11 LCOM Sketch Challenge Card

Here is my card for the sketch challenge for this week which you can find here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exciting Quick Quotes News

I am tickled to say that I will be Guest Designing for Quick Quotes for the month of September. I love their products and can't wait to play with them.
I have awesome news also about an amazing contest they are having on their blog, Quick Quotes They are giving away $3000 in prizes in 30 days. Believe me the prizes look fabulous. Be sure to check it out and play along.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 16th LCOM Sketch Layout

Here is my take on the LCOM sketch.  You can see it here together with all the DT's fabulous creations.


Twisted Card Sketch #68

Hi Everyone:

I hope that you are enjoying summer as it seems to be speeding by.  Here is my card for the Twisted Sketches card sketch #68.  Be sure to go to to see the sketch and find out about the fun twist.  This is a new site for Anam so be sure to bookmark it while you are there as well.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Scrapbook News and Review Card Accepted for Publication

I am so excited.  The issue will be out on Sunday July 17th, so I can show you the actual card soon.  The sketch came from Twisted Sketches own Anam Stubbington.  Be sure to check out her awesome sketches at  You can see my card here at Scrapbook News and Review