Friday, November 19, 2010


This weeks challenge was a Sketch Challenge and Pink Cat Studio Stamps was our sponsor! Look at this fun sketch Maria provided!!  I used it for inspiration, but did not follow it exactly! I do love my card this week!   I choose to work with the adorable image  Lily Ice Skating!

Card stock, ribbon and brads are all Stampin Up and I used my Copic markers to color Lily!

Be sure to go check out the CSAYL Blog for all the other wonderful creations! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 12, 2010


This weeks challenge was a Stripe Challenge and In Style Stamps was our sponsor!!  We were asked to add anything striped to our card. As you can see I choose to use a Stampin Up designer paper for my stripes!  I had little time to work on this card this week.  I really adore this image and look forward to creating more cards with her when I have more time to spend!

Go check out the other creations on the CSAYL Blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 5, 2010

CSAYL Gift Set Challenge #7 - Altered Tin Gift Set

This weeks challenge was to create an Altered Tin. We were asked to alter any type of container and create a matching card. No specific theme except Christmas. I used a Crystal Light container. It will hold lots of fun little items!

Card Stock, Paper, Inks, Ribbon and Brads are all Stampin' Up!  I just love this designer paper, as you can see I used it a lot on my projects here of late!

Be sure to go check out the CSAYL Blog for all the other wonderful creations! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 29, 2010


This weeks challenge is a Color Challenge we were asked to use Purple and Silver, what a fun combination!

I just love this image by Pink Cat Studios!  He is one of my favorite snowmen images!  I use Stampin Up pure color pencils to color the nose and birdies. I stamped black snowflakes with Stazon ink onto the glossy silver card stock and then matted vellum over it with black brads on the corners! I used Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant colored card stock, ribbon and glitter.   

Be sure to go check out the CSAYL Blog for all the other wonderful creations! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 22, 2010


This weeks challenge was to add something metallic to your card. It can be a charm, paper, brads, embellishments, ribbon, embossing, just as long as it shines! Our sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps!  Robyn's Fetish  Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib.  Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

I had fun with this cute mug image! I used my Copic markers to color the image.  I used a little glitter and Diamond Glaze on the red heart.  I popped the whipped cream up to add a little dimension to the card. Cardstock and paper is from Stampin' Up, but the silver background mat, believe it or not was from a Kleenex box!  When I saw the bright silver inside I know I had to break it down and save it for my cards!  I punched the hearts from it as well!  I love the silver elastic cording, I think it makes a nice finishing touch tied toether with the hearts, candy cane charm and noel tag!

Be sure to go check out the CSAYL Blog for all the other wonderful creations and to read more about the challenge details!  Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is offering the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set of their choice!!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010


This weeks challenge is an inspiration challenge and Pink Cat Studio is our sponsor!!  I chose the adorable image below, I thought the tree fit nice with the insperartion photo.  I used my Copic markers to color her.  The papers are all scraps I had from previous projects laying on my desk, so I put them to good use! 

Be Sure to check out the other creations on the CSAYL Blog !  The ladies did a fantastic job once again! Join in and post your challenge card on the group blog! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 8, 2010

CSAYL #66 - Sketch Challenge

The challenge this week was to follow this sketch and to use an image from In Style Stamps our sponsor!!  I picked this adorable "Sandy" image! Click on the link above and check out their wonderful line of digital images, papers and more!

 All papers, card stock and brads are from Stampin' Up and I use my Copic markers to color the image. Check out the other cards created by the design team on the CSAYL Blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 1, 2010

CSAYL Gift Set Challenge #6 - Double Packet Bag

This was a great project this week.  The bag is made from one 12 x 12 piece of Stampin' Up Designer Series paper!! I use a rub-on from Stampin Up too so this was a no stamp project. I love the cordaroy buttons and the white stitch brown ribbon, they were both discontinued but I was sure to buy several containers nad spools before they were gone! :-) It turned out super cute and came together quickly. 

You have to check out the other completed projects on CSALY Blog. You can find the tutorial  HERE as well.  This would make great little office gifts and would hold gifts cards or girft certificates perfectly.  I just cannot believe that October is here already, time sure flies when you are having a blast creating cards and projects! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Wow I had a wonderful day at work today!  We celebrated my birthday! Look at this beautiful basket of goodies I got from my dear friends at work!  I love the colors and the baskets rim is so pretty! They filled it with mini pumpkins, Indian corn, decorative fall squash,  a plant in a nice tin planter complete with a bird in a nest, pumpkin candles, note pad, gift cards and gift certificates, Lotto ticket and the cutest scarecrow that sits on the edge my plants.

I had to laugh when I opened the is one I made and gave to my co-worker Debbie last year in her card refill  pack for her birthday.  About 5 years ago I made her the cutest little lunch tin that held a variety of cards and now every year I "refill" it for her. 

I feel very loved and spoiled to say the least., best news is I get to do it again tomorrow for my REAL birthday with my family! 

CSALY#65 - Inspiration Challenge

This weeks challenge was as inspiration challenge. We were not to limit our creation to just the colors, but to take a look at the different elements such as the stripes on the pillows, the ribbons, the ornaments, fireplace, nativity scene, stocking, etc.

I used the pillow as my inspiration.  My card is very simple yet will make for a great card. All the layers running through the center of the card are popped up, which did add a little extra something to the finished card! Since is was a simple design I was able to make several in no time at all. It is 6 x 6 so there is plenty of room to include our family photo inside. 

Be sure to go check out all the other cards made for this weeks inspiration challenge on the CSAYL Blog!  They are just WONDERFUL!  Now is the perfect time to get started making your holiday cards, I send or hand over 100 cards during the holidays so for me this year long challenge is so awesome, I wont be feeling the last minute crunch to get mine done this year at all!

Friday, September 17, 2010

CSAYL #64 - Borderbilities - Pink Cat Studio

I love this image from Pink Cat Studios, these little chicks are just adorable! I used a fun color combo of Stampin' Up cardstock and designer papers - So Saffron, Real Red, Old Olive and Basic Black. I added a bit of bling to the hats with Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink.

Go check out the CSAYL Blog and see the other wonderful creations! Join in fun, time is running out the holidays will be here before we know it! A big THANK YOU goes out to Pink Cat Studio for another fun image to work with!

Friday, September 10, 2010


This week our sponsor is In Style Stamps and the challenge is all about "Brads or Eyelets"!! Who doesn't have brads or eyelets? It's one of the most common embellishment used on cards. Okay. . .the challenge this week is to create a card using 3 or more brads or eyelets. The more brads or eyelets, the better!!

All paper, cardstock, ribbon, and ink is Stampin'Up. Image is colored with Copic markers. I added a little sparkle to the snowman with Shimmer Paint.

Come play along with us this week at the CSAYL Blog
and you will have a chance to win four In Style Stamps digital images. The challenge ends on Thursday, September 16th and the winner will be announced on Friday, September 17th! Good luck!