Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two Turtle Doves

This is card is for day two of Paper Craft Planet's Twelve Days Of Christmas Challenge. The challenge today was to make a card with doves or turtles or any amphibian. Since turtle doves are boring gray, I knew I needed some great paper, so I chose Basic Grey's Ambrosia from i {heart}papers. These cute little turtle doves are framed with the new Labels One Nestabilities also from i {heart} papers. Thanks for looking!

i {heart} papers Supplies: Basic Grey Ambrosia, Labels One Nestabilities
Other Supplies: OBP Stamp Two Turtle Doves and Sentiment

Thursday, November 27, 2008

PCP Twelve Days Of Christmas Challenge

Paper Craft Planet is having a Twelve Days OF Christmas Challenge. The challenge for day one was to make a card with a tree on it. The Image is from Odd Bird Planet and this gorgeous paper is from i{heart}papers! Lately green and brown is my favorite color combination and this GCD Studio Rich Stripe paper is so pretty IRL!

i {heart}papers Supplies: GCD Studio Rich Stripe Paper. Nestabilities circle, scallop circle and Small Labels
Other Supplies: OBP Partridge In A Pear Tree, PTI Spring Moss Ribbon
, PTI White, Spring Moss

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I {heart} papers Black Friday Special

I {heart} papers is having a fantastic special Friday through Sunday!!!!

  • FREE SHIPPING on US orders $25 or more ($50 or more for Canadian orders)
  • For every $50 spent, you will receive a $10 gift certificate towards a future purchase. Orders do not combine however they are incremental, meaning, a single order of $50 earns you one $10 gift certificate and a single order of $100 earns a $20 reward certificate. You cannot however place one order for $20 and another for $30 and qualify for the gift certificate. Additionally at $45 order and $55 order does not qualify for you for a $20 reward.
  • Qualification amount does not include shipping total – it is merchandise total only.
  • Following the sale, on December 1, you will receive a one-time use $10 gift certificate for every $50 order you place during the qualification period. Minimum order amount for qualification is $50.
  • Gift Certificate purchases are not included in the sale.
  • Rewards certificates are valid for redemption beginning December 1, 2008.
  • Reward certificates are transferable.
  • Sales runs 12:01am (EST) Friday November 28 – 11:59pm (EST) Sunday November 30
  • You must enter Coupon code 10for50 at the time of ordering

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Reindeer Silhouette

This is one of my favorite reindeer images this season, and my favorite holiday paper too! The reindeer image from i {heart} papers is stamped in Color Box Chianti Ink. I added glitter and sparkle gems so it has a lot of holiday sparkle! This Basic Grey Wassail Paper also from i {heart} papers is just stunning, the colors are so rich and elegant!

This week it is Tracy's and Lori's turns for the i{heart} paper blog candy! The girls are giving away some fun and fabulous candy, so make sure you stop by their blogs.

i {heart} papers supplies : Stamps: Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes, Paper: Basic Grey Wassail, Nestabilities
Other Supplies: Offrey Ribbon, Glitter, Sparkle Gems

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Three Ornaments

I am still playing with the Basic Grey Wassail Ornament stamp set from i{heart}papers! I could go on and on with this set there are so many possibilities! I used three out of the eleven ornaments for this card. Each Ornament is embossed with gold embossing powder and then colored in with copics and a gold paint pen. I applied glitter over the gold and it is so sparkly in real life! I also used the new Nestabilities Small Labels that Kate is offering at i{heart}papers.

i {heart}papers supplies Wassial Ornement stamps, Nesties Small Labels, Tags
Other Supplies, PTI White Paper, Bazzill Red, Offrey Ribbon, Ranger Gold EP, ccopics, Paint Pen, Glitter,Cuddlebug

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I am having so much fun with this new Basic Grey Stamp Set from i {heart}papers! There are eleven different ornaments in this set and one is prettier than the next. The paper is s.e.i. Windsor Stack, also from i {heart}papers. This paper is so great to work with because it is 8x8 inches. That makes it so easy to do a square card like this one! I chose to make this card more elegant, but I hope to have some samples soon of some whimsical and simpler designs from this set. i{heart}papers is offering a 10% discount on all orders until November 22nd. Click here for the coupon code, and shipping is always free on orders of $40.oo or more.

i{heart}papers supplies: Stamps basic Grey Ornaments, Paper s.e.i. Windsor Stack, May Arts Ribbon
Other Supplies, Ranger Fold EP, Brads

Yellow Flowers

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS! Even though I should be making my Christmas Cards, I wound up making a springy card! I guess I just don't want winter to come! Thanks for looking!

Paper Bazzill Yellow, PTI Vintage Cream
Accesorries: Jollee's Paper Flowers, Cuddlebug Die, Nestabilities, Sparkle Gems, EK Success Flourish punch

Monday, November 17, 2008

IHP Design Team Challenge GivingThanks

The i {heart} papers design team is doing a DT challenge. The challenge theme is" Giving Thanks". While I was making this card I thought about how grateful I am to be a part of this talented group of designers at IHP. This is the first design team I have been on and I am so grateful to Kate for giving me this opportunity. So Kate, this card is for you!

I also want to mention that Kate wants to thank you for supporting IHP and is offering a 10% coupon on any orders now through November 22nd. Click here for the coupon code.

Wait there is more! Deb, and Kendra are giving away blog candy this week! So hop on over to their blogs and see the fabulous goodies they are giving away!

IHP Supplies: Paper g.c.d. Serenity, Spelbinders, Oval and Scalloped Oval, Nested Butterflies, Tag Trio
Other Supplies: Gina K Sentiment, PTI Spring Miss Ribbon, Prima Flower, Glitter, Sparkle Gems, Paper Leaves, MS Fern Punch

Friday, November 14, 2008

We Have A Winner!!

CONGRATULATIONS to Christine M. (#20) who won the fabulous collection of holiday ribbon from i {heart} papers! I had so much fun reading everyone's responses and thought that there were some really creative ideas! Thank you so much to everyone who participated.

Christine - please email me ( with your contact information so we can send you your prize!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

White Poinsettia's

I made this card for the Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use watercolor paper. I used the stamp set from Gina K A Year Of Flowers. The flowers are stamped on watercolor paper and then colored with s single green watercolor pencil. I am really liking the way this card turned out! Thanks for looking!

Stamps: A Year Of Flowers, Gina K
Ink: Memories Black
Paper Momenta Family Tree, Watercolor Paper, Bazzill Olive
Accessories: Watercolor Pencil, MM Brads, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Quik Kuts Flourishes, Paper Leaves

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Guess What?

I'm not the only one giving away blog candy from i {heart} papers. This week! Sarah is giving away the cutest holiday stamp set along with some other goodies!!! And Meredith has some great paper and Chip Board! Keep checking all of the design teams blogs over the next few weeks for more fun and fabulous candy!!!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

i {heart} papers Blog Candy!!

To win this beautiful array of May Arts holiday ribbon, courtesy of i {heart} papers, all you have to do is leave a comment to this post! Tell me what type of ribbon you prefer to use on wrapped presents: self-adhesive store bought bows or handmade bows? You will have until Friday, November 14th at 12:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) to enter in the contest! From there, I will use a number generator to randomly select a winner. Be sure to check out other i {heart} papers design team members’ blogs for more chances to win great blog candy! Best of luck to you!

A Letter from the Editor

From Ornate to Oaks:
A one-minute history of ribbon

As the world of card making grows, so does a crafter’s desire for ornate ribbons and embellishments to adorn her creations. While the objective of ribbon was not always to garnish cards, it goes without question that the beautifully decorated strands have always served a significant purpose in history. During the 17th Century, a hierarchical France and an exclusive English Parliament were determined to make ribbon affordable only to those of nobility. This public display of hierarchy carried over into the Victorian Era, which introduced ribbons in women’s quilts, hats, and ball gowns. It was during this time that young women wore ribbon in their hair to signify that she was in a relationship and, therefore, not available for courtship. As a direct response to this fashionable trend overseas, Colonial Americans boycotted ribbon due to an anti-English political attitude, despite the United States’ first ribbon factory being founded in 1815. It was not until wartime came that mothers and wives used ribbon as a symbol of remembrance, making the yellow ribbon around the oak tree become a powerful American symbol of honor to our troops. Today, ribbon is used to adorn presents, cards, and Christmas trees as a form of decoration. Regardless of the use of the ribbon, it is inevitable that its presence will always be a special one.

To become apart of the historical timeline of ribbon and win a beautiful May Arts ribbon assortment, courtesy of i {heart} papers, leave a comment to the post above!! See above post for more details!!





Offray Ribbon: History (

The History of the Yellow Ribbon (

Season's Greetings

This card is for the Limited Supply Challenge on SCS. The challenge was to make a card using a rectangle and a circle, and the only embellishment allowed was ribbon. I hope the cording counts as ribbon! Isn't this paper fabulous! It is part of the s.e.i. Windsor Paper Stack from i {heart} papers. The Season's Greeting image is part of the Winter Shapes set from Inkadinkado. If you hurry over to Carolyn's Blog she is offering this set as blog candy. All of the i {heart} papers design team members will be giving away blog candy over the next few weeks. But not all at once, so check out my side bar for all the design team members and take a peek to see who's turn it is!!!!

i {heart} papers Supplies: Inkadinkado Winter Shapes, s.e.i Windsor Paper Stack, Nestabilities, May Arts Ribbon
Other Supplies: The Paper Source Gold Paper and Gold Cording

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scottie Greetings

This card is for today's sketch challenge. I love this Houndstooth paper from My Minds Eye, and this cute stamp set from Pink Persimmon. With this set you can change the pattern of the dogs coat from a houndstooth, to polka dots to an argyle or just leave the coat plain, How fun is that!!

Don't forget that Carolyn and Amber are still giving away blog candy from i {heart] Papers! Tune in next week as three new design team members reveal their blog candy!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Reindeer Ornaments

I made this card for today's color challenge on SCS. I really do not have a lot of SU colors, but I thought these were a pretty good match. I really love this reindeer stamp from The Paper Source, I think he is so cute!!
Do you know the reason why my Blog is named Crooked Card Creations? Well, just take a look at my ribbon! I swear IRL it does not appear crooked, but for some reason it looks crooked in this picture!

Paper: Deja Views Retro Hip Christmas, SU Pretty In Pink. Bazzill Olive, red, PTI White, Spring Moss
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark Dazzle
Stamps: The Paper Source Reindeer Ornamnet, ? Merry, Merry
Accessories: Deja Views Ribbon, Copics, Nesties, SU Scallop Ouncg, Glossy Accents Clear EP

Monday, November 3, 2008

Heart Medallion

This is my card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. Becca was the featured stamper and WOW is her gallery ever amazing! This is the card I chose to case. It took a few tries to get the hearts punched just right, but it was worth it.

Paper: My Minds Eye Peaceful Dreams, Doodlebug Design White Sparkle
Accessories: EK Success Heart Corner Punch, Cuddlebug Embossing Folder, May Arts Ribbon, Nesties, Pearls and Flower from Pretties Kit, SU Scallop Border Punch

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cristmas Joy

This has to be one of my favorite Christmas cards! This will go into my special box which is reserved for my dearest friends and family. To make this card I used the Winter Shapes Set from Inkadinkado. Did you know you could win this set!!!!! i {heart} papers is celebrating the opening of their online store and all the {heart} girls will be giving away a lot of fun items! For all the details on how to win the Winter Shapes Stamp Set check out Carolyn's Blog! And be sure to stop by Amber's Blog; she has some fabulous candy, too!!!

i {heart} papers: Inkadinkado Winter Shapes, May Arts Ivory Embroidered Ribbon, Nestabilities

Other Supplies, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Cuddlebug, Pearls ,The Paper Company Artic White, The Paper Source Gold