October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Love

Happy Halloween my friends!! 

I am so excited to have the day off.  I have some Halloween treat bags to finish up for my son's class. I am also volunteering at his school around noon for their Halloween parade and arts and crafts.  Then it's trunk or treat at our community park.  Should be fun times.  My kids have been begging me to wear their costumes for about a month.  LOL!!

So today is the 31st, last day of the month and I wanted to give a shout out again to our lovely designers that were with us for the last 6 months.  Missy and Marcia it was a pleasure to have you on our team.  Thank you for all your hard work and super talented projects that you shared with us each week.  

Today we have some projects to share with you from our Delightful Designer, Erin.  She will be staying on with us an extra month since she started a month late.  

Erin tried to be as Halloween-y as she could with our October kit and I think she did an awesome job.  It just goes to show the versatility of our kits.  


Alright well that's it.  I will be back tomorrow on the 1st to share our new sketches and kits again.  The kits are going fast but there are still some left.  :-)

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!!

October 30, 2012

One Of A Kind

Good Morning my friends! 

Today marks the end of another DT members term.  Missy has been an amazing inspiration not only to me but hopefully to all of you.  

I love all the texture and detail that Missy incorporates in her LO's.  

I hope you all have become followers of Missy's blog if you weren't already so you can continue to be inspired. 

That's all for today!  See you all tomorrow!!  

October 29, 2012

Dirty girl mud run

Good Morning!!

So I just realized that the end of the month is coming fast.  Not only is it the end of the month but it is also the end of our current term.  Being part of a team can be tough.  Every 6 months we say "goodbye" to some very talented ladies but at the same time we welcome a new equally talented team.  It's always a bitter sweet time.  

With that being said, today is Marcia's last day with our team.  I  hope she has inspired you every week and I hope you became followers of her blog so you can continue to be inspired.  

Today's project is amazing.  Love all the detail and the "mud" drips.  :-) 


Fabulous use of our October kit!!  We will have one last project from our Delightful Designer, Missy, tomorrow.  Erin will be staying on the team for an additional month in November since she started a month late.  And of course Karen will be staying on for another term so we will see more from those ladies next month.  The first is coming fast which means we will have new sketches to play along with.  

Well that's all for today!!  Have a wonderful day!!

October 27, 2012

A Delightful Day

Good Morning!!

Have you ever been so excited about something and wanted something so bad there was nothing else you could think about?  It consumed all your thoughts?  Well that was the job interview I had the other day.  I think the gentleman that I met with got my hopes up.  He told me that I was his top candidate for the job but that he did have other interviews already scheduled he had to meet with.  This job is everything I could have hoped for.  Let's just say the way the owner made it sound was that my position with his growing company would be almost like a partnership minus the financial investment.  I don't want to get my hopes up because anything can happen.  Maybe one of the two people he still needed to meet with could have had way more experience or something.  Ooookay, let's stop thinking about it.  There is one negative about it all and that is I would have to drive about an hour to work. 

Anywho, can you believe October is almost over??  It  was so weird to type "November kit reveal."  NOVEMBER???  Crazy.  Who's ready for the holidays?  Not me that's for sure!! 

Well today we have a beautiful LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Debbie created. 


Love all the fussy cutting and all the details. 

Well that's all for today.  I will be back on Monday.  :-)

October 26, 2012

You are someone special

TGIF my friends!!

I am so glad it's the weekend.  Yesterday was so crazy.  I started my day with a job interview that went AWESOME (my dream job), then immediately following I had to go to a different branch (I work for a bank) and help out for about 2 hours, then I had to stop for a quick lunch and eat in my car on my way back to my branch so I can work for 3 1/2 hours there.  I just felt like I was on the go ALL day.  Now this morning I am going to another job interview and then to work the rest of the day, rush home this evening to get my daughter to her Halloween dance just in time for it to start.  

I did get some pictures of our November kits yesterday and I updated our original kit reveal post.  I was working on it yesterday morning and then I ran out of time.  So if you haven't seen the updated post with a list of  all the contents, click here.  

And one last thing before  we get to today's project, I have to announce the winner of our October sketch challenge.  

The winner is......

Congratulations, please email me your snail mail so I can get your kit off to you.  

Now for today's project, our Delightful Designer, Karen created these awesome cards.  


Alright well that's it for today.  Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!! 

October 25, 2012

November kit reveal


Good Morning and happy kit reveal day!! 

I just realized that 2 years ago this month we officially started our kit club.  We continue to grow and I cannot wait to what's in store for us over the next two years.  

Debbie put together two more AMAZING kits.....packed full with newly released Crate Paper goodies.  
First up is our scrapbook kit!!


this kit will include
Crate Paper - On Trend collection 12x12 (1 sheet each)

La Mode
On  Trend

Echo Park - For the Record 2 collection 12x12 (1 sheet each)

Mini Floral

Pink Paislee - Portfolio collection 12x12 (1 sheet each)


Coordinating cardstock - Bazzill 12x12 (1 sheet each)

Bubble Gum
Beetle Black
African Daisy

Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit

1/2 package - Pink Paislee Artisan Words - Cherish
1 - Maya Road - Linen Heart Piece
6 buttons - Crate Paper - On Trend collection
approx 1 yard - black ruffle ribbon
approx 1 yard black ric rac
1 package - Thickers
6 - Prima - Puccini Handmade Paper Flowers
1 package - Crate Paper - On Trend collection Chipboard
1 package - Crate Paper - On Trend collection  - Stand Outs (layered stickers)
1 package - Maya Road fabric tape
8 -  Pink Paislee - Portfolio collection - Photo tabs


this kit will include
Crate Paper - On Trend collection 6x6 (2 sheets each)

La Mode
On  Trend

Echo Park - For the Record 2 collection 6x6 (2 sheets each)

Mini Floral

Pink Paislee - Portfolio collection 6x6 (2 sheets each)


Coordinating cardstock - Bazzill 8 1/2x11 (2 sheets each)

Bubble Gum
Beetle Black
African Daisy


Embellishments - size and color may vary per kit

1/2 package - Pink Paislee Artisan Words - Cherish
1 - Maya Road - Linen Heart Piece
6 buttons - Crate Paper - On Trend collection
approx 1 yard - black ruffle ribbon
approx 1 yard black ric rac
6 - Paper Flowers
1 stamp set  - Maya Road - Vintage Wallpaper
1 package - Crate Paper - On Trend collection  - Stand Outs (layered stickers)
1 package - Maya Road fabric tape
3 - Pink Paislee - Portfolio collection - Photo tabs (not pictured)

Alright well that's it.  Sorry for the late update.  Today was a really crazy day.  

October 24, 2012

Love No. 7

Happy Wednesday!
Super quick post today, our Delightful Designer, Erin created two amazing cards using our October card kit.  


Two awesome cards!!

Alright well I will be back tomorrow with our kit reveal and the winner of our October sketch challenge.  

Have a wonderful day!!

October 23, 2012

Miss Pickles

Good Morning!!

Back to work I go today.  My two days off went too fast. :-(

Take a look at today's beauty.  Love the photo and the LO is just splendid.  Our Delightful Designer, Missy, created today's project using our October scrapbook kit.  :-)

LOVE it!! 

Don't forget to submit your projects by this evening using our sketches.  

October 22, 2012

A Sister Makes The Best Of Friends

Happy Monday!!

I had a really good day off yesterday and I get the day off again today.  I moved to Arizona almost 3 months ago and a long time friend from high school has lived about 1/4 of a mile away and we have yet to hang out.  We have passed each other at our kids school but that's about it. Well yesterday she was having a garage sale and I went there to get some stuff and we just talked for about 4 hours.  It was really nice.  We are going to try and plan to hang out once a week. 

I just looked at the calendar and realized that it is already the 22nd!  Yikes, that means that our sketch challenge ends tomorrow.  Get your projects submitted by the 23rd for your chance to win your choice of card or scrapbook kit. 

We will have more inspiration to share with you all week, so be sure to stop by. 

Today we are sharing a LO that our Delightful Designer, Marcia created using our October scrapbook kit. 



Alright well that's it for today.  Be to play along with our sketch challenge.  :-)

October 20, 2012

Our New Design Team

Happy Saturday!  It is a bitter sweet time on the year here at Artful Delight, we have to say goodbye to our current team and say hello to our new team.  We still have two more weeks left in October to there are plenty more projects to share but starting November 1st, the following ladies will begin sharing their creativity.  

We are excited to announce our new design team for the November 2012 to April 2013 term.  This term we have three designers on each team and can't wait to share with you their projects!

 Let's introduce the new teams......


Hi, my name is Rose and I am married to a wonderful man that not only supports my crafty obsession hobby but encourages it. We are empty nester's with just our two spoiled fur babies Precious and Q left at home.
I am thrilled that Leeanne has asked me to join her DT on Artful Delight. I am so excited to be showcasing her awesome card kits for the next six months.

Hi my name is Sherry and I live in Minneapolis with my husband Joe, our son Justin and a mean Conure Parrot named Birdie. I have been creating stuff since I can remember and fell in love with card making and scrapbooking about 15 years ago and have been doing it ever since. I am excited to be here and can't wait to meet you.

and returning for another term we have 

Scrapbook Team

  Hi!  My name is Ashley Horton and I am a wife and stay at home mom, to our three children.  I also home school, so I guess I am a Teacher, also!  I began Scrapbooking over 6 years ago and have been going strong ever since.  I've enjoyed everything about the hobby of Scrapbooking, from learning new techniques, finding out what Manufacturers and styles I like working with, and especially the friendships I have made with other Scrapbookers around the world.  I have been very blessed, in reaching my Scrapbook goals and have the opportunity to design for Love My Tapes, Creative Scrappers, Get It Scrapped!, Frosted Designs, and ScrapFIT, and now I am excited and looking forward to designing for Artful Delight!  I have also been published in Creating Keepsakes magazine, ScrapStreet magazine, and Scrapbook News & Review.  In my (rare) spare time, I also enjoy spending tme with family, reading, and cooking.
I am a wife and mother of 3 small children, ages 8, 4 and 2. I live in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. I have scrapbooked seriously for about 6 years now, but I have been interested in arts and crafts since I was old enough to hold a crayon.

My scrapbooking style is eclectic. I like to use a lot of 3D elements, machine stitching, stamps and multi-media.  I love using my Silhouette Cameo and incorporating my graphic design skills whenever I can with hybrid elements and original cutting files.

My other passion is horseback riding. I have been riding for over 25 years and owned two of my own horses. I competed in Eventing, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper. My oldest daughter has started riding and loves it as much as I do.

My real job is part-time freelance Web Project Manager, Designer and Developer. I have my own small business – Vickers Media. I have also been lucky to be able to do freelance work for some other major Canadian marketing firms. My specialty is open source content management systems like Joomla and WordPress. What I love most about my job is that I make my own hours and I still have a lot of free time to do the things that I love, like spending time with my family and scrapbooking!

My name is Lisa Wilkinson. I am a mommy to 6. A wife to the love of my life. A home schooler, a creative girl who finds joy in creating something everyday, whether it be a craft or activity for my children, something to add a little spice to our home or a cherished layout for our scrapbooks that will be meaningful and lasting. I am always creating something and that brings me such joy! I have been scrapbooking for over a dozen years and my style has slowly evolved into what it is now... layered, lumpy, bumpy, misty, sewed on, with a lot of white space. It is "organized-messy".   I feel so blessed to be on the Artful Delight Design Team!

And last but not least, we have continuing on with Artful Delight as the Blog/Kit Coordinator

So there ya have it, our new team.  I hope you will make sure to join us on the 1st of November to welcome the new members to our team.  Like I said we still have more projects to share from our current team and I hope we can continue to inspire you.  If you have any crafty time this weekend, be sure to play along with our sketch challenges.  Upload your project by October 23rd for your chance to win.  

Happy weekend!!

October 19, 2012

Awesome tutorial

Good Morning!!  TGIF!!

I have an "awesome" tutorial to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Karen put together for all of us.  

It often seems like alphabet stickers get the short end of the stick when it comes to card making. I'm here to show you a quick, effective and oh so fun way to dress up the letters for the most impact: clean and simply style! The October Artful Delight Card Kit is jam packed full of vibrant, rich solid cardstock, and alon with the usual great coordinating patterned paper and embellishments, there is also a large sheet of Doodlebug's Candy Shopee Cardstock Stickers in Black. 

A solid card base works well for this technique. Trim the piece to 11x4.25 and fold in half. Draw a light pencil line about 1 1/2 inch from the bottom and layout your sentiment greeting, being careful to not adhere the stickers completely to the card base. Stick to one word sentiments like awesome, congrats, love, hello.

 Once your word and general placement is laid out, flip the letters that have negative spaces over and fill these with trimmed pieces of patterned paper. I eyeballed the general shape, and used only scraps of the patterned paper included in the kit. Stick the patterned paper wrong side up, so that when the letter sticker is turned over, the correct side of the patterned paper shows. Dab a drop of glue on each portion of the patterned paper. Then, flip your letters over, being careful to line them up along your pencil line for even placement.

You can embellish as you like or let this simple technique shine. Sticking with complimentary colors (ie. pink and lime green, orange and blue, etc.) works best for this technique, along with solid dark stickers works best. I hope you give this easy sticker dress up a go, and are as pleased with the results as I am!

TOTALLY awesome, right??  Thanks Karen for a fabulous tutorial.  I will definitely be trying that.  :-)  
Don't forget to play along with our sketches this month.  Upload your projects by October 23rd for your chance to win.  

Have a wonderful Friday my friends.  :-)

October 17, 2012

A Couple Of Cards To Share . . .

Good morning everyone, it's Debbie here with you today to share with you two cards designed by our Delightful Designer Erin.

Erin shows us how you can take the contents from the October Card Kit and make a masculine card as well as a girly card.

For more details please stop by Erin's blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

October 16, 2012

Rockin' Date Night

Hello my friends!! 

Today I have an awesome LO to share with you.  Our Delightful Designer, Missy created this beauty using our October scrapbook kit.  


I LOVE the black background with the pops of color!! 

Fabulous!!  Alright well that's it today.  Enjoy your day!!

October 15, 2012

Bloom & Grow

Oh boy is it really Monday again??? 

So I am super excited that I might get a new job.  My job now stresses me out and I certainly don't get paid nearly enough to stress like I do.  I love what I do and I have met some really supportive people but I just don't see me moving up in the company in the direction I would like to go.  I still plan on continuing my education.  If you have been following me for awhile you know that I went back to school in 2010 to get my Associates degree.  I completed that this year in August and now we have to wait until we are residents of Arizona before we can continue.  

The company I may go work for would be one that Tony has already been in touch with, started working for, and has had a discussion about his career goals.  The company is growing and growing fast and seem very willing and supportive of his career path and willing to work with him.  He is going to talk to them tomorrow and see if they are still hiring and so I may go work there too.  

So anywho, the weekend went by far too fast.  I worked Saturday so my day off was Sunday.  I did the grocery shopping, cleaned the bathrooms, and vacuumed, as well as did about 6-7 loads of laundry.   I also watched football and played with my crafts a bit.  I didn't really complete anything but I finally got to play with some Papertrey Ink stuff I bought before I moved.  Yes, you read that right.  I bought a bunch of dies and stamps in like June-ish and I just finally got to play with them.  

Ok, so today's LO is beautiful and created by our Delightful Designer, Marcia.  She used our October scrapbook kit. 


Fabulous LO!!  All the elements so perfectly layered!  

Alright, well that's it for today.  I have an early start, I get to work an 11 hour day, part of the long day was my choice and part was our "punishment" for not doing well last week.  Me and all my coworkers have to go in stupid early for a meeting.  Blah!!  

Have a wonderful day, my crafty friends!!  See you back here tomorrow for more inspiration. 

October 14, 2012

You Are The One And Only You

Hello my friends!! 
Today is my day off and I am super excited.  I am headed to do my grocery shopping early so I can be back to watch some football.  I don't have a TV in my craft room (yet) so I will probably bring it out to my kitchen table and craft with my kids while watching football.  Super excited!!

Today I have a LO to share with you that our Delightful Designer, Debbie created using our October scrapbook kit.  


I love the colors in this months kit!!  This LO features a lot of the products included in the kit which is packed full of crafty goodies!!  

There are still some card and scrapbook kits left.  Click here if you would like to purchase one. 

Well I am off to the store!  Have a wonderful Sunday.  What are your plans?

October 12, 2012



How was your week?   Do you have any scrappy plans this weekend?  I have to work today and tomorrow and then have off on Sunday.  Unfortunately it is only one day and I have cleaning and grocery shopping to do so hopefully I will get some "me" time or at least be able to watch some football.  :-)  

Alright so all the emails have been sent regarding our DT call.  I sent emails to everyone that applied so you should have heard from me.  We will be announcing our new DT within the next week or so.  I think we have another great team and I cannot wait to see what everyone creates.  

It's Friday so we will be sharing some super awesome cards that our Delightful Designer, Karen, created using our October card kit. 


Two awesome cards with a totally different look all from the same kit.  How cool is that?!!!

Alright, well don't forget to play along with our sketch challenges this month.  We have two sketches which means two chances to win.  Play along with one or both and upload your projects by October 23rd for your chance to win your choice of November kits.  

Have a wonderful Friday!!

October 10, 2012

Thank You Set

Good Morning and happy hump day!! :-)  I have the day off today and we are heading to the train park.  The kids will ride a train and a carousel and we will have a picnic.  I am pretty excited!!

I am still in the process of sending emails regarding the design team.  When I get back home tonight I will send some more.  

 Today we are sharing a project that our Delightful Designer, Erin, created using our October card kit.  


Fabulous project!!!  

The end of a term is bitter sweet, we have to say farewell to super awesome, super talent, and super sweet ladies.  We have had a great term this time and I hope our Delightful Designers have inspired you.  

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

October 9, 2012

18 Years Together, 12 Years Married

Good Morning my friends!! 

Super quick post to share with you today's LO!  

I have one word, WOW!!  Take a look at this beauty that our  Delightful Designer, Missy, created using our October scrapbook kit.  

Isn't it beautiful!!?!! 

Alright well I said it would be quick.  I got up early today so I can take care of some things before I left for work.  I decided I need to use my time more wisely.  

Oh and Tony bought me a  bike yesterday, YIPPEE!!!  The weather in Arizona is starting to get to the temps that going outside isn't going to kill me, lol!  The area I live in has great areas to go on a bike ride and everyone is always outside exercising, walking, running, bike riding, etc so I will fit right in.  Can't wait to go on my first bike ride.  :-)

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!  I have tomorrow off and we are taking the kids to a train museum so today should be great, knowing tomorrow I get to spend it with my kids.  :-)