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Lookout Below and Clear It Out Challenge #51 ~ Use Orange

Do you have lots of orange items in your stash? If so, Clear It Out Challenge #51 ~ Use Orange is the place for you! Hop over and check out the amazing inspiration by all  the wonderful ladies.Before you go I have a little inspiration for ya, scroll down to check it out!  Our sponsor this week is  Meljen's Designs

I had the pleasure of using this, "too cute too spook", digi from Meljen's Design ~ Crazy Broom Witch.  Be sure to check out the site. There's so much cuteness  there, it's contagious! 
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I truly appreciate it. I hope you will join the challenge this week  at Clear It Out Challenge Blog. Remember, use  orange!

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I'm entering this into:
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge ~ Trick or Treat or Something Sweet
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge # 189 ~ Happy Halloween
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Sew Merry and Bright at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new sketch over  Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, Sketch #79 .
I made a very specific card for Christmas. My mother has a friend who is a genius behind a sewing machine.  So I grabbed Pink Paislee City Sidewalks and got to it following the sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
  Pink Paislee City Sidewalks 12x12 Paper Candy Shoppe Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Ephemera PTI Twine  Printed Sentiment  The Paper Studio Cream Cardstock
Okay, now it's your turn to share. Pop over to AHSC Blog  and enter Sketch #79. While your there be sure to checkout  all the wonderful inspiration by the DT.

Shopping In Your Craft Room ~ Simply Create Too Challenge #73

For the new challenge over at Simply Create Too you get to  go Shopping! That's right, we want you  to shop your craft room, only, and show us what you have.  I shopped my Halloween stash for this challenge.
Shopping List: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad Recollections Black Swirl Brads Queen & Co. Black Enamel Dots Lawn Fawn Tag, You're It Dies The Paper Studio Cardstock - Cream Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in Tea Dye, Marmalade, and Peacock Feathers  Spellbinders Labels One Dies Jillibean Soup Bean Stalks Twine Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page ~ Cobweb
Now it's your turn! Just hop over to  Simply Create Too Challenge Blog and go shopping with us!

Clear It Out Challenge #50 ~ Halloween Theme and Use Black/Orange

This week over at Clear It Out Challenge Blog it's all about Halloween, Black and Orange.  I know I don't have to dig deep for Halloween.  I have a drawer full of Halloween paper and stickers. That doesn't include embellishments. Yes, we have covered  my hoarding and I do hoard Halloween, like nobodies business. Hi, my name is Lisa......I'm a hoarder of Halloween Craft Supplies! Okay, so enough about me and my UNproblem! 
It's your turn to show us what you have in your stash for Halloween and Black/Orange.   Our sponsor this week is ZapPow Designs
I had the pleasure of working with their Felted Owl  Digi. Be sure to check them out. They have some really cool designs.  The image is colored with Copics, added googly eyes,  background is from the Sizzix Texturz Starter Kit #4, orange cardstock is  from my stash, punched edge with EK Success Edge Punch ~ Boo, and  the Boo! is a DecoRunner by Hampton Arts. You know the drill! Show us how you get your  spooky on and …

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #78

It's time for another great sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog. With Christmas fast on our heels I decided to  put together a couple of tags. Here's the sketch:
Everything used is from my stash that I am trying to use.  I used OA Daily Flash Eggnog Collection, twine, Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts  Stamp set, OA Pop Dots, Fancy Pants brad, and sentiments from the OA  Eggnog Ephemera pack. 

 Okay, your turn! Share your take on this great sketch  and checkout the other inspiration by the amazing Design  Team over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

winter gifts *October Afternoon EGGNOG Snap Caps Daily Flash Vol. 2 DC-1294 *October Afternoon 6 x 8 EGGNOG Paper Pad Daily Flash PP-1292 *October Afternoon EGGNOG Pop Drops Epoxy Stickers Daily Flash Vol. 2 EM-1155

Two Giveaways in One!

Good Morning, everyone! It's time for another giveaway here at The Cave. I'm a day late listing this post. I have been spending a  very fun filled week with my DH while he was on vacation. It was a short notice vacation due to  starting a new job Monday. It's a great thing! So now on with the giveaway! This giveaway will run from Oct.18th through  Oct. 31st with the winner  being announced Saturday November 1st! You know what you have to do, right? If you're not already a follower become one  and leave a comment on this post.  I will be drawing one winner  from the entries to win a  $30 Gift Certificate to  any  Online Crafting Store  of your choosing! Yep, you get to pick where and  when you use it!  Since the winner of the first giveaway didn't  claim the prize we are giving you  another chance at it.  Not sure what all is in the giveaway? Follow this link, GIVEAWAY, then return to this post, leave a comment, and become a follower!
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Clear It Out Challenge #49 ~ Thanksgiving/Twine

This week at Clear It Out Challenge Blog it's all about Thanksgiving and Twine.  I know you won't have to dig, too, deep  into your stash to find twine, right?
Our sponsor this week is StampArt. Be sure to check it out! She has adorable  digi images.
I had the pleasure of using Autumn Wagon. It comes with a bonus file - beautiful sentiments.
I created this Happy Thanksgiving card using PTI Kraft cardstock~base, colored image with Copics, twine from PTI, pumpkin brad and washi tape are  from my stash.
Okay, I know you all have some twine and Thanksgiving themed goodies hiding in your stash. It's time to dig them out and show us.  Be sure to hop over to Clear It Out Challenge Blog for more inspiration by the wonderful ladies there.

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #77

Here we are the middle of October! Before you know it will be time to  mail out Christmas cards. So, I decided to use the sketch from Atlantic  Hearts Sketch Challenge to put  together a few Christmas cards. Do you have your Holiday cards finished? 
Here's the sketch:

I used a combination of OA Daily Flash Eggnog and Silent Night  Collections. Added sentiments from the OA Eggnog Ephemera pack.  I used EK Success Candy Cane punch. Finished it off with OA Pop Dots from the Apple Cider Collection.
 I used OA Daily Flash Eggnog Collection. I stamped the stitching around the edges using Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts stamp set. I used EK Success Border Punch ~ Snowflakes. Added Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps ~ Light Green. Now, it's your turn! Show us your take on this  fabulous sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog.

Simply Create Too ~ Halloween/Orange Challenge #72

This week over at Simply Create Too the them is  Halloween/Orange. Who hasn't been waiting for  Halloween? I have! Love this time of year. 
So I stepped WAY out my comfort zone with this  card. I rarely use flowers and ribbon on my  cards. Don't get me wrong I think it's beautiful, I  just prefer not to use those items. So here's my card using Halloween and Orange for Simply Create Too Challenge #72. I finally played with my Sizzix Swirls Framelits and
Stamps that I won from Crafty Saver.
Pop over to Simply Create Too Challenge Blog and checkout the amazing designs by Red Design Team.

Happy Birthday Balloons

Hello again! I decided to hop over to Bugaboo Catch The Bug Challenge and see what was going on today. Of course, I had every intention  of joining in a challenge and I did just that.  Stella Says Sketch and when Stella speaks I listen!  So here's my take on Stella Says Sketch #215 I used Bugaboo Digi Stamp ~ Balloons.

I hopped over to Paper Playful to check out  other challenges that this card could be entered into and  this is what I found. Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Anything Goes and  Through The Craft Room Door ~ Anything Goes

Clear It Out Challenge #48 ~ If You Liked It.....

You should have put a ring on it! We want to see your Wedding Theme with Rings and Circles. Clear It Out Challenge Blog is perfect for clearing out  that stash. Now, I don't have much wedding themed in my  stash but I came up with something.  And I was very pleased with the end result.  We are so lucky to be sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps. I used Bugaboo ~ Wedding Bells. I knew what I wanted to  do as soon as I saw it!
 So I colored the image with Copics, I fussy cut the flowers, ran them through  my Zyron, glittered it up with Donna Salazar Fairy Dust Sugar Shimmer,  card base is Canvas Corp Black & White Love print cut with Lacy Circles, layered with Martha Stewart glitter paper, Pink Paislee Artisan paper with edges inked  in Memento Angel Pin, PTI Banner Die stamped with sentiment, finished off with  Queen & Co. pearls. The silver rings are cut from Martha Stewart Silver Foil paper using  Sizzix Framelits and Dies ~ Daisies. I used the centers of the daisies to cr…

Happy Halloween

Okay, over the weekend I popped over to  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  to see what was going on. Transport It is  the theme and it just so happens I have Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells  papers screaming to be used! 
This card has everything but the kitchen sink!  3 layers of paper, 4 if you count the fussy cutting (hot air balloons and  sentiment), ribbon, pearls, burlap, a little embossing, gold sponging, and pearlized accent ink. That's a mouthful!
I'm entering this into: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Transport It Come and Get It ~ Halloween  Hiding In My Craft Room ~ Halloween Colors
Thanks for stopping by!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #76

It's time for another amazing sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I really enjoyed this sketch because you can  keep it really simple or layer it with papers.  I made two cards showing both ways. I hope  you are inspired and join us at Atlantic Hearts  Sketch Challenge. 
Here's the sketch:
My first card is very simple yet it packs a punch to me.  I stamped white cardstock with "just saying hi" in Memento London Fog Ink. I then stamped the phone directly over that with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Added Queen & Co. Black enamel dot. It was just that easy.  
My second card was fairly simple to assemble too. White cardstock, MAMBI 12x12 paper from their Holiday  paper pad. It's an oldie but I love it. I heat embossed the tree onto PTI Vellum with AC Zing embossing powder in Gold. 
Please be sure to hop over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge  and join us this week. While your there be sure to checkout  all the inspiration by the amazing Design Team…


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Got my craft on today without paper! What? I know, right! Tomorrow, I will be papercrafting but today I made this  Pumpkin Topiary!   I'm loving it paired with my witches hat.  It wasn't too expensive to make.  The Cauldron pot was $10 at Party City, the pumpkins, the bling letters, and the moss are from Michael's Craft Store for $32. I had the orange lights in  my Halloween decorations from years past. Next, I'm going to try my hand at plates for dining room  table using dollar store white plates and porcelain  pen. Fingers crossed!