Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Artistic Outpost October Referral Challenge

Happy Halloween to one and all!

Artistic Outpost has a monthly challenge.  This month it is Anything Goes with Artistic Outpost Stamps.  I just love their stamps sets because of the wonderful vintage images.  I created a cute card using their stamp set My Favorite Book.


I just found out that I won!  From Artistic Outpost:
Congrats Kristina! Please email me by November 15th, to claim your Artistic Outpost Prize Package!
Thank you so much!

I made a gate-fold card using Graphic 45 An ABC Primer Collection.  I also used K&Company paper (blue plaid and ledger paper), Core'dinations Browne Cardstock, Maya Road Star Trinket Pin, Prima Red Rose, and Divine Twine.
The "read" stamped is from My Favorite Book by Artistic Outpost
You can see the cute ruler charm in the picture!

Close-up of Artistic Outpost Image

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful Halloween!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Halloween Card

 Happy Halloween!
 I made this card for Halloween!  I wanted a cute card instead of scary or spooky! 

Close-up of witch!

Inside of card

I used paper from K&Company & DCWV, stickers from Crafty Secrets and Violette's, and die from Tim Holtz.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Eclectic Ellapu - Halloween Challenge
Moving Along with the Times - Too Cute to Spook
Divas by Design - Use Some Orange
Have a wonderful Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Everyone! 

 I made a cute little Halloween pillow box.

Tim Holtz came out with this great die to make a pillow box with labels.

  I used this beautiful paper from K&Company, ribbon from Michaels, and beautiful sticker from Violette's.

I am entering this item in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu - Halloween Challenge
Moving Along with the Times - Too Cute to Spook
Thank you for visiting and have a very Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Alice Inspired Challenge - White Rabbit

Moving Along with the Times has issued an Alice Inspired Challenge.  I have acquired quite a collection of Alice and Wonderland stamps over the last few years.  Some of my favorites are from Kaycee Crafts in England  (unfortunately, this company had to close recently due to illness).  Another source of great Alice and Wonderland stamps is Red Eowyn (  Here is "I'm Late, I'm Late"!
I'm Late, I'm Late!

Close-up of sentiment stamp and flower

Close-up of White Rabbit

You can see the clock in this shot

I thought this paper was perfect for the White Rabbit.  It is from Ladies & Gents by Webster's Pages.  Other materials used:
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Eight
Kaycee Crafts White Rabbit Stamp
Red Eowyn "I'm Late" Stamp
Core'dinations Mocha Divine Cardstock
DCWV Bronze Shimmer Cardstock
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Weathered Clock
K&Company Merryweather Paper Pad
Recollections Green Rose
Ranger Coffee Archival Ink
Ranger Gathered Twig Distress Ink
Xyron (ran clock through Xyron to adhere to paper)
Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner by 3L
We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder
JoAnn Essentials Copper Brad
I am also entering this card in:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes 
Joyful Stamper  Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes.

Thank you for checking out my White Rabbit card.  Have a wonderful week and keep on creating!


Alice Inspired Challenge - The Mad Hatter

Moving Along with the Times has issued a Alice Inspired Challenge.  I just love Alice and Wonderland.   There are so many cute stamps, papers, and embellishments!  I decided to create a Mad Hatter card called The Mad Hatter's Hat!


Close-up of the inside of the card

Close-up of the top hat charm, twine, and twill tape ribbon

The Mad Hatter having tea!

I decided to make a shaped card using Spellbinders Grand Labels One.  I also used my Spellbinders to cut the circles for the Mad Hatter.  The paper is Regent Street from Recollections (available at Michael's).  The images are from Red Eowyn

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Joyful Stamper Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting and have a great week!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Red and White Challenge

Cornish Heritage Farms Red & White Challenge


When I saw that the challenge was red and white, the first thing that came to mind was Christmas!  I decided to make this cute little Christmas tree that can be used as a card, tag, or an ornament on a tree.  I have this cute stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farm called The Night Before Christmas (part of The Rummage Bin line).  It has just been re-released by Cornish Heritage Farms.

The Christmas tree shape is made using Spellbinders Nested Pine Trees die. I folded the paper, moved the folded line down inside the die so that it would not be cut and I would have a folded card. Then I die cut another tree to put on top. This way I keep the tree shape and do not have a cut off point.

Before stamping image, I wiped the paper with an
anti-static bag.  When you use this little bag, the embossing powder will only stick to the stamped image (glitter only sticks where it is supposed to as well).  I then used Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad and Hampton Art White Embossing Powder. To give the card a little bling, I used Martha Stewart Glitter. I glittered the edge of the tree in green and the star in clear and silver.

Close-up shot of the stamped image!

You can see the green glitter on the sides of the tree.

Close-up of the star!


Materials used are:  TPC (red cardstock), Cornish Heritage Farms (Night Before Christmas), Clearsnap (Glue Gloss), Martha Stewart (Glitter Set), Hampton Art (White Embossing Powder), Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Ranger/Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup Dye Ink Pad, Spellbinders Stars Five, Spellbinders Nested Pine Trees, Recollections Anti-Static Bag.

I am also entering this card in STAMP n doodle Anything Goes Challenge.

Thank you for visiting my blog and checking out my entry in the Cornish Heritage Farms Red & White Challenge.



Friday, October 19, 2012

Vintage Card Cafe "The architecture of XIX century"   Challenge

For the architecture element of the challenge, I used a great embossing folder from Provocraft called Madison.  It reminds of the gates at a beautiful castle in England or France.  


You can see the detail of the embossing folder in this photo.

Details of the flower, leaves, sentiment on a trinket pin.

This lovely image is from Oxford Impressions.

Materials used in this card:  Provocraft/Cuttlebug Madison Embossing Folder, MME Lost & Found Union Square Paper Pad, Core'dination Picket Fence and Chocolate Mocha, Oxford Impressions Jane Austen, Ranger Archival Coffee Ink, Ranger Gathered Twig Distress Ink, Spellbinders Labels Twenty, Tim Holtz Sanding Block, Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Tim Holtz/Tonic Distress Tool, TPC Studio Card Crafting Hello Stamps, Recollections Roses, Prima Leaves, Tim Holtz Trinket/Memo Pin, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Ticket Die.

I am also entering this card in the Eclectic Ellapu challenge "Anything Goes".   You need to check out Electric Ellapu Blog.  New site with two great design teams.

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Crafty Secrets October Linky Party

Crafty Secrets October Linky Party

I just love the products from Crafty Secrets.  They are so sweet, cute, and have that wonderful vintage feel.  I have created a cute Halloween tag for the Linky Party.  I just love Halloween.  It is my favorite holiday.  There are endless possibilities in decorating for this holiday.  You can go creepy, very scary, disgusting, cute, vintage, and etc.  I opted for vintage cuteness!

What do you think?  I used Tim Holtz Alterations Tag and Bookplate Die, Rickety House Die, and On the Fence (which is an On the Edge Die).  Crafty Secrets Halloween Stickers, May Arts Ribbon, and K&Company Paper were also used.  Tim Holtz Sooty Black Distress Ink was used on the edges of the die cuts.
I am also entering this cutie into Eclectic Ellapu weekly challenge of Anything Goes!  This is a new blog that will have weekly challenges.  Please check them out. 


I am so excited!  I won the Crafty Secrets Linky Party.  Thank you so much Crafty Secrets.  Here is what they wrote:
 I want to say Congratulations to # 20 Kristine Anderson who was the $50.00 Gift Certificate Winner in our Linky Party!  Kristine entered this cute card she made using our Halloween Stickers with Tim Holtz's House Die. You also have to see the cute witch card she entered as well. Big Thanks to everyone who entered!

Thank you for checking out my tag and have a great week!