Sunday, November 14, 2010
I cut the card out of blue glitter paper with my Beyond Birthdays Cart at 9x8in using my gypsy. The rectangles were all cut from the Don Juan cart at various sizes.
I embossed the white paper with a stamp and silver embossing powder to make the background paper. Then I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the dark blue paper with my snowflake embossing folder. I used silver ink to add dimension and bring out the pattern on the darker paper. I distressed the ruffled rectangle with blue ink to bring it out, and added a stamp to the center box. I added blue glitter glue and two snowflakes to bring everything together!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes- Emboss
Papertake weekly- Sketch
Spoonful of Sugar- Snowflakes
Craft your Passion- Double anything on card
Cricut Cardz- Christmas with a Cricut Card Cut
ABC Challenge- H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas- Winter Wonderland
Saturday Challenge- Sparkle and Shine
2 Sisters- Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenge- Christmas
Sew Many Cards- Blue and White
Sweet Stampin Challenge- Snowflake
Marks Finest Papers- Snowflake
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I am so proud of how well the pillow came out! I did everything with wonderful supervision, but feel really good about doing it myself! I told Kim that once I learn to crochet, maybe I can make a flower and hand sew it on the pillow to make it a little less plain. For my first project though, I did well!
Next up- a table runner! Other upcoming sewing projects: a fancy pillow with trim for my living room, Roman shades for my dining room, and maybe one day I will brave making some pajama pants (the last time I tried pants was the end of my sewing experience up til now-it was bad. Who knew that you were supposed to sew the front to the back section, instead of the two fronts together and the two backs together?) Who knows what else we will make, but I'm excited to learn!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I made this card for a card swap, with no challenges in mind, but it fits for a few so I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Practical Scrappers- stamp
Digi Doodles- 3D
Cardz TV- no cricut!
Alphabet challenge- W is for wings
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I scraplifted this design for Dawn's Stamping studio. Here is the link if you want to learn how to make this design. I loved it and this was my first attempt at making this card, and I think it turned out wonderfully! I love the fact that it folds down for mailing and then can stand up to be able to see it!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I am entering this card in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge- Monocromatic
My Time to Craft- Jeweled
Pile it on- Layers
Crafty Ann's- Monocrome
Project Tuesday- Gatefold Card
Cuttlebug Challenge- Birthday with 2 layers and cuttlebug
Crafty Cardmakers- Clean and Simple
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I used white paper for the background, and 2 patterned papers from my Paper Studio All Seasons Paper pack. I used pictures on our snowfall in February right before my birthday (which was on Mardi Gras this year). I cut out snowflakes in all different sizes from Home Accents, Accent Essentials and Doodlecharms out of various blue scraps and white glitter paper. I cut out the sentiment from Calligraphy Collecetion (the snowflake is from Accent Essentials). I added a few jewels and pearls to dress up the snowflakes, and also added a few embossed silver snowflakes.
I am entering this is these challenges:
Practical Scrappers- Sketch
A Crafty Little Place- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Just the one color (mainly blue)
Stampavie- Anything but a card
Crafty Cardmakers- Glitter and Sparkle
My Pink Stamper- Winter
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I am entering this card in:
365 Days- Sketch
ABC Christmas- R for Rudolf
For this bookmark, I used my Sweethearts cart to draw the swirl on with cricut markers at 1 inch. I added a few pearls and jewels and wrote on one of my favorite quotes from Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone.
I am entering this in:
Creative Inspirations- Bookmark
Sentimental Sunday- Words to inspire
Saturday, August 28, 2010
I really loved the sketch from Get Sketchy this week, so I made two cards to enter into some challenges.
Two create this first card, I took a piece of orange scrap cardstock that was laying around for the base of my card. I then made the three flowers out of bronze colored 22 gauge wire and my jig I use for making jewelry. I cut out three 1 1/4 inch circles out of the purple cardstock. I then used a scrap of this patterened paper that I love! I used a pink ribbon, 2 white buttons and the words "Thank you" were cut from the Thank you cuttlebug die cut.
The following card I made with the same sketch. I used black cardstock as the base. Took a piece of music I have here and cut it down. Cut 3 1/14 inch circles out of the teal glitter, then used my eigth note punch for the notes, black ribbon and stickers spelling out "Thanks". Since I am a musicians I love making cards that are music themed because I can use them for just about anything! I am entering this card into the Get Sketchy Challenge, even though both would fit.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Challenges I am entering this in:
2 Sisters Challenge- Sketch
Rosie D's- One for the Guys
Friday, August 20, 2010
I remember seeing the challeneg at Made by Momo and thinking "I have no reason to make a baby card" and wrote it off, until I got a message from my cousin saying they were going in early for a C-section.
This is the first Easel card I've made as well. I used my Doodlecharm cart to cut out the bear and bottle at 1 1/2 and my Stretch your imagination cart to cut out the baby at 2. I used my Fabulous Finds to cut out the blue piece (1 1/2) with his name and Don Juan for his name (1 1/8).
I was also fortunate to find that the Jitterbuggin and Papertake weekly sketches were so similar that I could use this card to enter both.
I'm entering this card in a few challenges:
Made by Momo- Babies, Diapers and Onesies
Papertake Weekly- Sketch
Digi Doodles- Anything Goes
Cricut Cardz- Anything Goes
Jitterbuggin- Born to be wild
ABC Challenge- B is for Blue
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Other Challenges I am entering:
A Spoonful of Sugar- Christmas
Crafty Ann's Challenge- Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge- Quick and Easy Christmas
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
I created a Noah's ark card, which was perfect since I collect Noah's ark! I love it and hope you do too!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Other challenges I entered this in: Mami Doodles-Anything Goes
Friends Having Fun- Pop Challenge "Glee"
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
She was having a birthday party on an aquarium boat (whatever that is) so I went for an ocean theme. After 4 hours of searching for the perfect stickers, paper and ideas (Michaels, Jo Ann's, Hobby Lobby, then back to Jo Ann's and Michaels!) I came home and spent aother few hours making the card.
I found this great bubble hologram paper at Hobby Lobby, most of the stickers at Jo Ann's and the pearls for the bubbles at Michaels. I used design studio to create the bubbles, then went back and outlined them and added the letters with a cricut marker. I made a pop-up, because I though it would be more fun and allow more stickers :)
A few days later when I got a text with her holding the card saying, "Thanks for the awesome card. I Luv it!" it was all worthwhile!