Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blog Changes

Just letting you know I am working on my blog tonight and if it acting up while you visit I apologize. Hopefully you will find the new look inspiring and festive. I have also added a playlist of some favorite Christmas music of mine. It is not on Auto Play and if you wish to listen you must click the play arrow, to hear a certain song on the list you must click on pop out player. This will open the player in a new window and you can start on the song of your choice then minimize the player to hear my playlist as you browse other sites. The best part is if you don't like Christmas music or music at all when using the net you don't have to turn it on.

I love holiday music, how about you? What is your Favorite CHRISTmas song and or artist? I so love Josh Groban and since I am picking a favorite it is Believe. I think we have seen the movie Polar Express a Bazillion Times.

My favorite Holiday movie is....
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

I resume posting on Monday AM :)

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

You can print this out for your kiddos to color in we plan on doing so this afternoon. Yesterday our little one asked me if I was making more playdough, I was rolling a top crust for a cherry pie. If you wish to try Jen's playdough here is the link to my Child's Play post.

Have a wonderful time with your families today and travel safe.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Picture Perfect Christmas

I have to say I am happy to be back doing something I love other then snoring....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and watching my world spin out of control!

Product list...
Black Frame
Cricut Beyond Birthdays Cartridge
PTI Card Stock and ribbon

A fast simple project, it is so beautiful I can't wait to get it hung up for Christmas.

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

PTI November Blog Hop "Floral Frenzy"

From Nichole Heady PaperTrey Ink...
"Floral Frenzy Challenge
I don't know about all of you, but I am ready to pull out a few non-holiday images in my studio, just for a bit of a break from all the holiday-themed projects I have been doing lately. Well now is your chance!
This month's challenge is to build your own floral embellishment for a card or 3D item. It can be created with die-cuts, punches, stamp images that have been cut-out and layered, slit scalloped punches, you can crochet or sew one, the list could go on and on! You can use interesting materials like newsprint, felt, fabric, metal, cork, vellum, patterned papers, etc... Be sure to provide some brief instruction as to how you created your one-of-a-kind embellishment so others can learn from your example!
Thank you and we all look forward to seeing all of your amazing projects!"

I love to use floral in my crafting designs in fact it is the class of stamps that I own the most of, LOL!! So when I saw the Blog Hop Challenge I had to make sometime to play along. My project for today is a card for our DD she will be turning 12 tomorrow. Happy Birthday L!

I love Flower Garden from PaperTrey Ink it has been one of my beloved stamp sets of the past year. For the card above I stamped Polka Dot Basics onto white card stock then stamped the outline flower from Flower Garden in Palette Noir Ink. I carefully cut it out then place some liquid lacquer on the flower center. (In the past I have used clear acrylic stickers but they have since been discontinued.) The leaves I stamped with the same black onto the spring moss card stock and carefully cut them out. I put them on my project with dimensionals to get more of a relief effect.

I also love to use PaperTrey Ink's Beautiful Blooms stamp set along with the Cuttle Bug Floral Dies to make awesome die cut flowers. You can see more examples below in the slide show...

Thank you all for visiting during the Blog Hop it is great to be back. I have some energy built up now and I have had a bit of stamp time. Not sure yet if I will be posting daily but you will be seeing my blog posts more often once again. Thank you all for your Prayers, Concern and cards as I get on the road to healing. My next Dr. appt is set for December 2nd.

Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Stir Sip Enjoy

I have had tons of fun stamping with PTI's Warm Happiness set. This card also holds a package of Cocoa on the inside, it has become one of my fave cards this season.

To create the background for my main image I inked up my acrylic block and stamped it, here is the post where you can find my tutorial on this...Acrylic Block Party

Supplies used...
PTI Warm Happiness Stamp Set
PTI Holiday Treats
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI DP Polka Dot Parade
acrylic Block

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kool Aid Childs Play

Edited to remove slide show Nov 17...

Who ever thought there were so many uses for Kool Aid? We actually don't drink it much around here because of the sugar content and the artificial colorings but over the past year I have found many other uses for it. I do like to hand out the single servings after I realized how much my Niece and Nephews love the stuff.

Below is a slide show of your little DD as she turned 3 yesterday. My good friend Jen sent some home made playdough to her for a bday treat. She had it packaged so nice and tucked into the container was a leaf cookie cutter, so very creative and this is the bday item she refuses to let rest along with the Dora noise maker from Grandpa thanks Dad and Jan :)

I am so torn about posting photos here on my blog I so love to share them. So I have changed my mind once again and I will be posting a few for you.

Jen's Playdough

1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Water
1 unsweetened pacakage of Kool Aid
1 T heaping Cream of Tartar
1/4 Cup salt
1 T Vegetable Oil
Heat over Med in a non stick skillet 'til not watery and forms a ball
Cool (cools faster if you spread it out)
The warm dough is great therapy for your hands :) so why not play along
Store in air tight container

I will share more Cool Kool Aid projects in the next few weeks...

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CMWC31 challenge in PTI forum

Today is Little J's third Bday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Tune in tomorrow for some childs play...

Take the challenge forum link over at PTI and you will find this weeks challenge it is complete with a link to a video tutorial on how to create an edged card using a border punch. (The video and sketch is from Jen.)

Product list...
PTI warm happiness stamp set
PTI simple little things stamp set
scallop marvy circle punch
scallop SU border punch
SU IC's 2007-2008
PTI dark chocolate ink
SU close to cocoa marker

Happy Stamp Day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebrate Veterans day with A simple Card

Celebrate Veterans Day today and thank military Veterans for their service. I would love to send a special greetings today to my Dad who is soaking up the Arizona sun as we shiver and shake here in SD. My Dad is a veteran of the Korean war and I could not be more proud of him. I love to look back at his old photos of military days, he does not talk much about the time he served hopefully one day he will share more. Happy Veterans Day Dad, don't forget the sun block!

You can take this link to last years post to see some photos...Happy Days

For GSS entries this month on PaperTrey Ink they are looking for Simple Holiday Cards. Can't get much more simple then this creation...

The Glass Ceiling has been broken by Fstop, one of the PTI swappers finally won a prize in the PTI forum. Way to go Jen! So I have renewed faith and will upload to the GSS gallery this month.

Product list...
PTI Merry and Bright Additions stamp set
PTI Vintage Holiday Prints DP
PTI card stock and ribbon
scallop circle punch

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

SCA3C11 Fall Colors

I have a great fall color combo for you today, enjoy.

Remember when uploading to a gallery please use keyword SCA3C11.

For the layout of this card I used a PTI forum Challenge sketch CMWC6 as seen below

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Beautiful Blooms Stamp Set
PTI Spiral Bouquet Stamp Set
PTI B and C Circle Stamp Set
SU scallop circle punch
Marvy Giga scallop circle punch
Circle punches
white paint pen

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sweet Purple Celebration

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI It's a celebration stamp set
SU So Very stamp Set
SU scallop Circle punch
SU ticket corner punch
circle punches
cuttlebug embossing folder

Happy Stamp Day!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Simple Blush

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Everyday Blessings Stamp Set
Cuttlebug embossing folder

This card will be sent out to a great lady in town that is battling cancer at this time.

Happy Stamp Day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Mish Mash CASE card

I love to go and visit Mish Mash blog so many wonderful card ideas can be found here. The above card is another card I had CASE'd while working on my color challenge SCA3C9.

You can find all of my previous color challenges listed in my blog bar.

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Polka dot parade DP
PTI polka dot basics stamp set
PTI Spiral Bouquet Stamp set

Happy Stamp DaY!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out and VOTE & a Holiday Swap Card

Remember to...

Merry and Bright and Merry and Bright Additions have been my fave stamp sets for the Holiday Season. I came up with this layout that I really loved and the color combo using the new PTI colors for my round 10 holiday swap card.

If you want to join us for this swap please take the link posted in my blog bar to the SCS forum to get signed up for the fun :)

Product list...
PTI Merry and Bright with the additions
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Polka Dot Parade DP
scallop oval punch
cricut for white oval
white paint pen
SU pretties kit

Happy Stamp Day!

Monday, November 3, 2008


I have a beautiful color combo for you today hope you can play along, remember to use keyword SCA3C10 when uploading to a gallery.

Product list...
PTI card stock, ink and ribbon
PTI Merry and Bright and Merry and Bright Additions stamp sets
PTI polka dot parade DP
Scallop oval punch
Cricut for white oval
white paint pen

If anyone would like to host my color combo widget on there blog please leave a comment. I will send out a RAK to those that post my widget with my blog link. Thank you so much for your continued support of Sara's Creative Adventures.
(You can see this widget in my blog bar near the top.)

Have a Happy Stamp Day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Weekend Cat Naps

Don't you just get a big kick out of our little kitty? She can curl up anywhere anytime. She likes to rest on top of the computer cabinet (my craft cabinet) while I am creating. This day she decided to nap on my Xyron Box, good thing I did not need it I would have hated to wake her up so peaceful.

The point I am trying to make today is that I will no longer be posting on Saturday or Sunday. This time of year is just crazy for our family along with DH's new weekend work schedule I just have to take a Weekend Cat Nap.

I will be back on Monday's with my Color Challenge so you have something wonderful to look forward to.

Have a happy stamp day! And enjoy a weekend cat nap!