Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Review.....2011

Hey Y'all!!!

Happy New Year's Eve!!! Can't believe that 2012 is very very soon!!! This year has been super awesome in my paper crafting life and life itself!!! For starters I gave birth to a wonderful son, Thelonious Ross Nelson on July 17, 2011 at 6:10pm(Love love love that kid!!!!!), I had tons of fun getting to know my paper crafting homies(y'all rock!!!), I have been blessed to be have been published in  awesome magazines, being a family and the list goes on!!! Today I have decided to post up my favorite cards by month that I have posted this year and I am participating in A Year in Review Blog Hop!!! Here are my 12 faves of this year.......and.....CHECK IT!!!!





January

February

March

April
May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and awesome Happy New Year!!! Love you alls!!!! Muah!!!!

-t

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!!

Hello Y'all!!!

So....I have been in good ole Montana since Christmas evening and I have been super busy since!! I had an opportunity to make a few cards today because of my parent in-laws 39th Wedding Anniversary. I spent most of the day creating at The Memory Trail(the local LSS in Helena) and this store rocks!!!! Here is one of the cards that I created today for my inlaws(had to keep it pretty and masculine at the same time....lol) Wedding Anniversary......CHECK IT!!!

I created this card for a few challenges too!!! I created this card for the For Your Inspiration Challenge:

I also created this card for the CASE Study challenge for this week....here is the inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone had a awesome Christmas and stuff!!! Hopefully I will be back either tomorrow or Sunday!!! Have a great Friday night!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Love Card
Paper: Light Blue(Bazzill), Music DP(Webster's Pages)
Accessories: Twine, {LOVE}sticker(SRM), Blue Ribbon(Webster's Pages), Flower(Canvas Corp), Button
Tools: Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hi Dressform Card

Hey Y'all!!!

Happy Friday......yay for this awesome weekend coming up!! I have a card to show you that I created today.......and CHECK IT!!!!

I created this card for the Unity Friends With Flair Blog Hop, I used the Clean and Simple Sketch from last week:





I also used the Play Date Challenge Colors for this week:

Thanks for stopping by and have a super awesome Friday!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Hi Dressform Card
Stamps: Unity
Paper: White, Green(Papertrey Ink), Kraft DP(Hobby Lobby), Light Green DP(Basic Grey)
Ink: Glorious Green(SU!)
Accessories: Ribbon(May Arts), Hi Sticker(SRM)
Tools: Corner Rounder(EK Success), Nesties(Spellbinders), Big Shot(Ellison)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's Your Day!

Hey Y'all!!!


Happy Thursday.....wow.....Sunday and it will be Christmas...yahoo!!!! So I have a quick card that I created today.......CHECK IT!!!!

I created this card using the inspiration from this weeks Runway Inspired Challenge:

I also created this card for the Less Is More Challenge this week which is Music. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

-t


Card Recipe for It's Your Day Card
Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: White(Hammermill), Kraft, Purple, Green Grid DP(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Grape Jelly, Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Black and White Twine(The Twinery), Pearls(Mark Richards), It's Your Day sticker(SRM)
Tools: Corner Rounder(EK Success), Circle Punch(SU!), Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz), Scallop Edge Border Punch(EK Success)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jesus Is the Reason for the Season

Hey Y'all!!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! I have a CAS Christmas card that I made for one of my family members.....don't know who I am gonna give this card to yet...lol!! CHECK IT!!!

I created this card with a few challenges in mind. I played in the Stampendous Color Challenge(Pink, Gold, Brown, White), The Wee Memories Anything Goes Challenge:

I also used the Cardabilities Sketch for this week:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Jesus Is the Reason Card
Stamps: Stampendous
Paper: Brown(Memory Box), White(Papertrey Ink), Pink DP(SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento), Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon(May Arts)
Tools: Corner Rounder(EK Success), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder(Provo Craft), Nesties(Spellbinders), Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz), Big Shot(Ellison)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Miss You

Hey Y'all!!!

How's it goin'? Me.....I am on my first day of vacay and I am having fun creating and hanging out with my son Theo and and my doggies Miles and Brillo!!! Well I created a quick card that I thought turned out pretty cool!!! CHECK IT!!!!!

I created this card with a couple of challenges in mind!! I created this card using the sketch for the SCS CAS challenge this week, I used the color inspiration from Play Date Cafe:

I also played in the Moxie Fab World Get Inspired by Home Decor Challenge using this inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday!!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Miss You Balloons Card
Stamps: Avocado Arts
Paper: Black(Memory Box), White(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Basic Black reinker(SU!), Tuxedo Black(Memento), Taken with Teal(SU!)
Accessories: Miss You Sticker(SRM)
Tools: Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz), Spray Bottle, Water

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fairy Make a Wish Card

Hey Y'all!!!


Happy Wednesday!!! I have a quick card to show you today!! I had sooooo much fun creating this card......CHECK IT!!!!!

I created this card for a couple of challenges. The first challenge is for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge this week(Misting....I love misting!!):

I also created this card for the Runway Inspired Challenge this week....the inspiration is below:

I had sooooo much fun playing with my water bottle, water and ink.....woohoo!!! I need to mist tons more....lol!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Make a Wish Fairy Card
Paper: Yellow(Bazzill), White(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Basic Black reinker(SU!)
Accessories: Rhinestones(Mark Richards), Make a Wish sticker(SRM)
Tools: Fairy Die(Scrapping Cottage), Big Shot(Ellison), Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz)
Other: Water and Spray Bottle

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Let it Snow!!

Hey Y'all!!!


Today is Tuesday and last night I was discharged from the hospital!!! I am still resting because the Ativan they had me take for my anxiety is still making me a tad drowsy...lol!! So today I am just taking it is easy but I did create a card for y'all today........and CHECK IT!!!!

I created this card for a couple of challenges!! The first challenge is the Market Street Stamps Paint the Town Color Challenge:

Last but not least is the Ribbon Carousel Twine Challenge:

Thanks for stopping by my lovelies!!! Have a great Tuesday!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Let it Snow Card
Stamps: Market Street Stamps
Paper: Gray Grid(SU!), White(Hammermill), White, Kraft(Papertrey Ink), Purple(Bazzill)
Ink: Grape Jelly(Memento)
Accessories: Ribbon(May Arts), Purple/White Twine(The Twinery), Rhinestone(Mark Richards), Let it Snow Sticker(SRM)
Tools: Corner Rounder(EK Success), Embossing Folder(Provo Craft), Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz), Big Shot(Ellison), Paper Snips(SU!)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tis the Season!

Hey Y'all!!!


As I type this blog post I am sitting in the hospital bed at University of Colorado Hospital. Long story short.....I passed out at work on Thursday....and still at the hospital.....gotta wait for my MRI for Monday....or so. The docs did find a abnormality on my EKG(my heart...yikes)....so that's why I have to get a MRI. Since Thursday I have been a pin cushion for the nurses....lol!! I gotta laugh about something here.....right? Anyhoo....I wanted to show you a card that I created(sorry about the pic)......CHECK IT!!!!

I used this awesome stamp by Doodletales Art Rubber Stamps......Ivan is a rock star and he has the coolest stamps.....check out his awesome stamps here. I also entered this card for a few challenges. The first challenge is the Ribbon Carousel Challenge....this is the inspiration pic:

The next challenge is for the Wee Memories Holiday challenge:

Love y'all soooooo much and thanks for stopping by!!! Have a great day......I soooooo can't wait to be at home in my bed.....lol!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Tis the Season Card
Stamps: Doodletales Art Rubberstamps
Paper: Red(Memory Box), White(Hammermill), Light Green-Moss(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento), Copic Markers, Gel Pens(Sakura)
Accessories: Green and White Twine(The Twinery), Tis the Season sticker(SRM)
Tools: Embossing Folder(Sizzix), Big Shot(Ellison), Corner Rounder(EK Success), Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Hey Y'all!!!!

I got the bad case of the Mondays.....boo, boo, boo.....lol!!! Even though I have the bad case of the Mondays I am pretty happy because I am the CAS Guest Designer over at Splitcoast Stampers!!!! Here is the card that I created for the SCS CAS Challenge(To use twine).....CHECK IT!!!!

I also played along in the CAS-ual Friday Challenge(Tic-Tac-Toe)......I used Pink, Kraft and Stripes:



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

-t

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Zebra Stripe French Fry Box.....

Hey Y'all!!!


Happy Sunday!! I am kind of under the weather but I wanted to create something for the Market Street Stamps Block Party.....yay!!! I decided to create a project......oh snap....heck might just freeze over.....lol!!! I took the French Fry Box from Wendy's, took it apart and traced the French Fry template using Kraft Paper!! Here is my project.....CHECK IT!!!


So I know it's soooooo not traditional for the Holidays but I loved how it turned out!!!  I played along in the Wee Memories Free for All Challenge:

I also used the colors for Ribbon Carousel Challenge(Kraft, Brown and Red):

Thanks for stopping by and have a great and blessed Sunday!!!


-t


Recipe for Enjoy French Fry Gift Holder
Stamps: Market Street Stamps
Paper: Kraft, Brown DP(Papertrey Ink), White(Hammermil)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug(Memento)
Accessories: Ribbon(Michaels), Pearls(Mark Richards), Hemp Twine(Wal-Mart)
Tools: Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz), Crop-O-Dile(We R Memory Keepers)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Chevron Tree?

Hey Y'all!!!


Happy Saturday.....and I am sooooo glad to be back and blogging..... ya know!!! I have been super busy with Theo and teaching.....I am getting ready for a Winter Concert with my students....so very busy!!! So I am soooo excited because I created a very cool card for y'all today.....I am sooooo proud of it....lol!!! Here is the card that I created today......CHECK IT!!!!!

I created this card playing in a few challenges too!!! I played along in the CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is Tic-Tac-Toe(I used Kraft, Green and Chevron):

I used the Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch   and played in the Less is More challenge too!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Chevron Tree Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Kraft, Green, White(Papertrey Ink), Kraft Music DP(Hobby Lobby), Paper Doily(Little Yellow Bicycle)
Ink: Bamboo Leaves(Memento Ink), Copic Marker
Accessories: Ribbon(May Arts), Chipboard Heart(SU!), Believe Sticker(SRM)
Tools: Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Holiday Gift

Hello Y'all!!!

Happy Wednesday!!!! So I am on my first day of Thanksgiving Break and I am loving it soooo far!! I have a card to show y'all today!! Well.....I made it to the semi-finals in the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Winter 2011 DT Search(and I am soooooooo stoked!!!!!) and this weeks theme is to create a card with a gift on it. So....here is my submission.....CHECK IT!!!

I used the Freshly Made sketch this week:

I also played a long in the Ribbon Carousel Holiday Challenge!!! I finally got to ink up my Inspired Stamp(I love this cutie!!!) Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

-t


Card Recipe for Holiday Gift Card
Stamps: Inspired Stamps
Paper: Green, White, Brown Grid DP(Papertrey Ink), Red(Memory Box)
Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento), Copics
Accessories: Ribbon(Michaels)
Tools: Embossing Folder(Sizzix), Nesties(Spellbinders), Big Shot(Ellison), Paper Snips(SU!)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Feliz Navidad and Some Awesome News.....x2!!!

Hey Y'all!!!


Happy Monday.....well it's like my Thursday because I have Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!!! I have a super cool card to show you with some awesome news!!! I am a Guest Designer over at Splitcoast Stampers for the CAS Challenge and I am soooo stoked!!! Here is my card that I created for the CAS Challenge(which is to create a card for Christmas or Winter).....CHECK IT!!!

I used the sketch over at CAS-ual Fridays:

I also used the colors over at CR84FN:

I am using a new Doodletales Art Rubber Stamp which is the Feliz Navidad sentiment....so love this awesome stamp!!!

Here is my awesome news.....number 2!!!! I am the Featured Stamper this week over at Splitcoast Stampers!!! I am soooooooooooo stoked and this has been one of my dreams since......ever....lol!!!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope y'all have a great Monday!!!

-t



Card Recipe for Feliz Navidad Card
Stamps: Doodletales
Paper: Kraft, Green Grid DP(Papertrey Ink), Brown Polka Dot DP(Bazzill)
Ink: Bamboo Leaves(Memento)
Accessories: Chipboard Star(SU!), Pearls(Mark Richards)
Tools: Paper Distresser(Tim Holtz), Corner Rounder(EK Success)