Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Making Memories That are Shiny and New

I made this layout using the above sketch for the Shiny and New challenge at Paper Issues.  It is a fun one.  I used some gold papers to mount my photos.  Coll and I took a trip to Nashville over her fall break and we had such a wonderful time.  We have such fun together and just laughed and laughed.  Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the challenge.  Happy New Year 


Monday, December 30, 2013

Heart Full of Love Pillow

 Next to Christmas, Valentine's Day is my most favorite holiday.  I decided to have some fun playing with twine from The Twinery.  I finger knit 7 different colors of twine together to  make the chain to form the heart.  I also used those same colors to create the tassels as well.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Samantha Walker Projects Take 2

I have been having so much fun playing with Samantha Walker cut files and my Silhouette Cameo.  This dress is so adorable and uses her paper which can be found in the store also.  Happy Birthday Files 51170 Card Simple Dress 50's large circle paper 29082 Aqua diamond paper 29085 Red Text Pattern paper 29091 samanthaleewalker.blogspot.com

I am so tickled with how this came out.  This is for a dear friend who is getting a hot chocolate set as part of her gift for Christmas.  Silhouette empty tube from stencil vinyl and etching tape Cut files: candy cane cupcake wrapper 51711 Tag 13434

Made a plate of their favorite cookies and etched the bottom of the platter which they will see once the cookies are gone.  Glass Etching File number 51550

Here is a layout using a circular layout file #6866.  I adore how cute this came out and it was really easy to work with.
 Here is a pyramid box that I made.  I love how cute this came out too, so festive #35111
 Here is a fun puzzle  #3424 of Sean and Ness from their engagement photos and a lace closed box #42006 to put it in.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

House of Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the House of Cards Term One Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Alicia's Blog, then you are in the right place!  If you have just stumbled here and would like to participate, please hop over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog  to get started!  We've got some fabulous sponsors that are providing prizes, so make sure to leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!  This is the photo inspiration that we have to work with and you can make any style card.


This adorable image came from Sami Stamps and you can find the image here and the sentiment set here.

 This is another wonderful image from Sami Stamps called My Snowman which I just fell in love with.  You can find that one here.

This gorgeous digital image came from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet and can be found here.
Thanks for stopping by!  Please join in the fun of our hop and make your way over to Donna's Blog

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Country Cutie

Sensing a theme on my blog today, lol?  These are from our girls weekend to Nashville back in October.  I created this layout following the sketch from Creative Scrappers.  You need to play along, it is an awesome and fun sketch and is being sponsored by one of my favorite places, Paper Issues.

Girl's Weekend

Here is my entry for the Paper Secrets Sketch Challenge   Love playing along at paper secrets, the sketches are so much fun.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Samantha Walker Projects

Aren't these projects just so cute?  I adore these cut files by Samantha Walker.  Be sure to check out her blog and store for amazing projects.  I entered the Advent Calendar in the Cut it Up Challenge.  So glad to know about this site, thank you June, as I love to make things with die cuts. **An update, eeek, my Advent Calendar won at Cut it Up.  So excited.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Give Thanks House of Cards Color Challenge

color nature

I had such fun playing with these colors and Doodlebug's Happy Harvest line to create this Thanksgiving card.  Be sure to check out the challenge and play along.  I also used a sketch from one of my favorite sites called Seize the Sketch.  You can play along with this fun sketch here.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

You're Awesome

Here is my take on Creative Scrappers Sketch #254.  Be sure to check it out here.  I had so much fun playing with Doodlebug's Day to Day collection.  The embellishments are just so darn cute and the papers are stunning.

Wedding Venue with Ruby Rock-it

I am making an effort to document each step along the way to Sean and Vanessa's wedding.  We went to view the venue and I took this adorable photo in the ballroom.  I used a wonderful sketch from Creative Scrappers to inspire me and misted a foam brush and painted the background colors on.  Love this wonderful set from Ruby Rock-it.  Thanks so much Cassie.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spider Boo to You and Halloween Hootenanny

 Here is my entry for the Boo to You challenge at The Twinery where I used their lovely twine to make a fun curled embellishment.  I used Stiffy fabric stiffener and wrapped the twine soaked in Stiffy around a chop stock and let sit overnight.  The bag and pumpkin are cut from my Silhouette.  I used Doodlebug's Halloween Parade for the tabs which so beautifully matched my Panda Eight flair.  This is also for the Paper Issues Hootenanny issue currently going on.  Check out both challenges, the prizes are awesome.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Here is my DT card for this month's sketch challenge over at House of Cards.  I really hope that you have a chance to play along.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Trick or Treat with Paper Secrets

 Happy Monday morning everyone.  I am so thrilled to be guest designing for Paper Secrets today.  I love Kelly Holifield's sketch and had such fun playing with Doodlebug's new Halloween line called Halloween Parade.  All these adorable embellishments are so much fun to play with.  I hope that you have a chance to drop by their site and play along with this sketch.  The designers are a wonderful group of very talented ladies.  I also submitted this for the Paper Issues Halloween challenge.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Me & You Photo Inspiration at House of Cards


Here is my DT card for The House of Cards Photo Inspiration challenge where anything goes.  Any style of card, you choose.  Hope you have a chance to play along.  

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Seize the Sketch #4

Here is my take on the Seize the Sketch challenge #4.  You still have some time to play along and can find the challenge here.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Camper by Echo Park

OopsHappy Monday everyone:
Anita here and I can't even begin to tell you what a great time I had making these fun projects with Echo Park's Happy Camper line.  It's fun for me to share this slice of summer with you.  This camper is just too stinkin' cute.
Photo 3Ooey, gooey, sticky, yummy smores anyone?  This is actually a gift card box.  The wood grain paper lifts up to reveal a gift card in it.
Camping project
I am in love with this adorable bug box.  I had such fun creating it and love the new solid twine from The Twinery that Lisa and Sharon have in the store.  You just have to get some.  It looks wonderful on any type of project.