Monday, November 28, 2011

Stampyland No black ink no colored images -Merry Christmas

Here I used an inkadoo? stamp and an old fiskars mistletoe stamp with a martha stewart punch and some prima flowers and stickles oh and a gold brad. I was inspired to use a "tile card" method I learned at a stampin up class. Thanks Laura!

Stampyland Nov Challenge NO black ink no colored images -Happy Birthday

Ok, For this I used sponge stamping and stickles, and ribbon all stash stuff.

Stampyland no black ink Monthly Challenge - Friends

I decided to try and do one a week for the monthly challenge. Oh well, I did three!
I used ink "blending" and sponge stamping to creat the background, and an acrylic embossing paste with an old brass stencil for the word friend. Nestablities for the cut. I guess technically no Stamped image was used but I did only use the colored inks! Happy Stampin Supplies!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I completed this card using a Scrapyland Susan video as inspiration @ 's Fall Frenzy.
I entered this into a Halloween Blog Challenge at
My BOO and the bat are both from the cricut cartridge WILD CARD

Happy Fall Everyone!
I hope this inspires you to design it too!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Panda Marci Card!

So, I only have the one LaLa Land Stamp and I needed to "change it up" so, I have this Quick Cutz Panda that I purchased from Scrapyland and thought.... oh she's in costume! How cute! I used paper from my Halloween stash drawer and some mini stamps that I've had for more years than I care to mention. I used a Stampin Up punch for the Happy Halloween sentiment and I got the idea for the torn front card from a youtube stampinup video tutorial. The flowers and brads were also in my stash ( I have collected for years and didn't start labeling until recently.) I hope this inspires you to design it and make it your own!

Live a life inspired.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Challenges - Background Stamp / Autumn colors/ Brown Oct 2011

This weeks Stamplyland Challenge is to use a background stamp. I made an easel card idea from splitstamp coasters on youtube. Here's a list of my supplies: Capri Marci (LA LA LAND) stamp and the sentiment is American Crafts brand; Spellbinders shape all available at
Copic Markers  (E-71;YR16;E11;R05;003) available at
Ribbon from my stash scrap papers also from my stash; Recollections borderpunch, pop dots, Background leaf cluster stamp is also a Recollections stamp; Making Memories flower and button, and some Bling it.

** I also am excited to say, for the first time ever I branched out and added this to other blogs: (I'm new to all this blog stuff and challenge stuff! ahhh! lol)
 to the Autumn colors challenge at Paperplaychallenges! !

and I also entered the DYSU brown challenge!

and WOW:

Anything goes challenge

It's Crazy FUN you should try some challenges! I had no idea challenges existed! (I"ll admit it ..... I'm such a dork!)

Hope it inspires YOU to DESIGN IT for yourself or a friend.

~Live a life inspired~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Card/Candy holder for Stampyland Friday Challage due: 9/28

Hi everyone! I'm new to this! I wanted to show some of the things I've been working on. I named my blog You Design It because we all look around for ideas and inspiration but utimately we design our own. Hopefully when I share what inspired me it will inspire YOU to DESIGN IT.

This was posted specifically for a challange over at STAMPYLAND.COM
There's tons of inspiration from Stampyland Susan and her wonderful design team. For this particular project I used multiple printed papers I had on hand. The back ground bat paper is from Cloud 9, bats in a circle moon is bo-bunny; my square stamps are from Studio G; basic orange card stock; Flowers were hand made using a basic flower cut out from my cricut and using embossing powder and glimmer mist to "age" them; my adorable trick or treater is a stamp I got from  SCRAPYLAND.COM it's Capri Marci from the La La Land stamp collection. I also embossed her hair (just for a different effect) and copics for the rest of her. Her mask is a Bzz original (I winged it). The pumkin brad and various stickers and embishments were in my Halloween stash mix. The inspiration for the card/candy holder came from Christina1716's youtube channel. Her original idea is for a votive candle holder but I adjusted it slightly to be candy holder! 
Live a life inspired!