Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SOS: Kids

The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is to make cards for kids.  I used some new stash for this card with items found in the clearance section at a Joann's.



The background paper is by DCWV which was cut to fit the front of the A2 size card.  Then I cut more flowers from the scraps and popped them up with dimensionals.  The owl is made of felt and fits perfectly on a card front without needing much of anything else for embellishing.  You can see a peek of the inside of the card where I added a scrap of the border design paper at the bottom.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Paper Bag Card and Scrap Fest

I'm heading to Scrap Fest 2013 at Mall of America today and I'm so excited!  I'm looking forward to the workshops I signed up for, mostly cards.  And the shopping and make and takes will be fun as well, if not a little bit overwhelming, since I live in a stamper's wasteland.  But I'm most excited to be hooking up with some internet friends that I met through Splitcoaststampers!  So in anticipation of meeting some really special people, I made some cards for them!



Three of these cards were made with kraft Celebrate It bags from Michael's.  I covered them with paper from DCWV: Mariposa collection.  I used some crocheted lace I bought at a thrift store and some paper flowers, brads, and blingy stems from my stash.  The butterfly is actually silver, but it is showing the reflection of my hand when taking the photo!  The front pocket holds a small card that is layered in papers from the same DCWV collection.  The top of the card is actually the top of the bag and will hold some little gifts for the recipients. At the time I took this photo, the goodies weren't purchased yet.  But I will probably be putting some packages of Crystal Light in there, a package of gum, and a small notepad or post-its and anything else I can find to stuff in there!

Here is another version of the paper bag card :



Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SOS: Spotlight Rosa

This is my second post today. Scroll down to see my card for Holly Jolly.
Here is my card for our challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash.  The challenge this week isd to use your oldest flower embellishment or to use your oldest floral stamp.  I chose to use my oldest (or at least one of my oldest) floral stamps. This one is a botanical stamp from PSX.  Oh, how I miss that stamp company!


I decided to make a spoltlight card with this image. (Hey fellow Stamp Addicts, better late than never!)  I colored the spotlight portion with Copics.  I sprayed the outer edges of the image panel and the spotlight with Smooch spray in pearl white.

So dig out your oldies, but goodies and join us this week at SOS!

Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

HJ: No Red or Green

 The challenge this week at Holly Jolly is to use non traditional colors, in other words No Red or Green!  We also have Bugaboo Stamps sponsoring us this week and you know what that means!  Check out our challenge blog for more information about our sponsor.

Here is my card for this week:


For my card I used our sponsor's image called Christmas Prim Angel. I colored her with Copics and added Stickles to her wings and the star on her top.  I embossed the solid blue panel with a snowflake embossing folder.  All other products used for this card are from SU.

Please join us in our challenge this week and add another holiday card to your stash!

Thanks for looking!
 Off to create some more!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Halloween File Folder Cards

I'm giving a shout out to Judy Ashmore - Hi Miss Judy!  If you click on her name it will take you to her You Tube Channel.  Miss Judy has been an inspiration to me for quite awhile now as I've watched her videos featuring cards and projects made with the Cricut machine.  Recently she inspired me to order the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge (psssssst, she sells CTMH!)  and to make some file folder cards using this cartridge.  I just finished making the four you see below.



Blogger is being stupid again, so I can't get the photos to line up side by side.  But I'm showing the outside and inside of each card.

I used papers from Cosmo Cricket: Matilda and DCWV: Spookytime Matstack.
Stamps used were from Hero Arts and A Muse: Harvest Moon and Toil and Trouble.
Misc. items include ribbon, rhinestones, die cuts, buttons, punches, and wiggly eyes.


Off to create some more!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

SOS: Stampy Technique

***This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down to see my card for Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.***


You are looking at my card for the next challenge at Shopping Our Stash, your favorite stampy technique!  Check out our challenge blog to see what my awesome teammates chose as their favorite techniques.


Can you guess what my favorite stampy technique is?  The sentiment is a clue.  That's right!  Using bubble wrap to make backgrounds. (As you can see, I just had to pop a few bubbles before stamping!)  I used bright colors for the card to bring out the kid in us.  The sentiment is a Funny Bones stamp from Riley & Company.  The papers  and ribbon are all SU.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut both ovals.

Please join us and share your favorite techniques!  Thanks for looking!


Off to create some more!

HJ: A Touch of Nature

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge at Holly Jolly!  Put a touch of nature in your cards.  You can read more about our challenge, see some beautiful inspiration learn about our sponsor for this week at our challenge blog.

Sometimes I feel like I'm cheating when I use pre-colored images on my cards.  After all, I am a stamper and enjoy the whole process of stamping and coloring.  But our sponsor, Fred, She Said, has such gorgeous pre-colored images in their store, that I just couldn't resist using one for my card.  I used one of the wreaths from the Christmas Wreath Pre-Coloured Set.


I printed out two colored wreaths and used one as my base and fussy cut clusters of holly from the second image.  I popped these cut outs up with dimensionals.  For the berries, I use a gold Viva Decor Pearls pen and then sprinkled a fine clear glitter over the berries.  I die cut the wreath with Spellbinders circle dies.  The sentiment is from A Muse.  The patterned papers, wreath and sentiment were sponged with distress ink.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Halloween Bottlecap Charms

I made three sets of Halloween bottlecap charms for a swap on Art and Sassy.   The images used on each set are different.  They were purchased from an Etsy shop.  The bottlecaps with jump rings attached and the Halloween charms were purchased from a variety of Etsy shops.  The letters beads were in my stash and I spelled out "EEK", "BOO", and "JOL" (for jack-o-lantern).  I added scraps of ribbon to the top jump rings and slipped these onto the tree branches.  Then I tied some Baker's Twine onto the branches to hold the charms in place.





Sorry for the glare. I packaged them in clear envelopes before I remembered to take a photo.  For my presentation I embossed some Tangerine Tango card stock with a Haunted House embossing folder.  I used a Sizzix die and cut out the bare tree from chipboard and black card stock and glued those two trees together. 

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Halloween Tag with Prima Doll

 This is another Art and Sassy swap item I recently finished making.



 The tag measures 8.5 x 3.5 and is covered with a Halloween patterned paper.  The fence was cut out of light and dark gray card stock using my Cricut.  I embossed both layers with a wood grain folder and then sponged  some distress ink over the raised parts.  The grass was cut using a Sizzix die.  The cat is also a Sizzix die and was cut from black felt.  I put tiny green rhinestones on for the eyes.  The moon is two layers, cut with the Cricut and sponged with So Saffron ink.  The bats were cut using a Cuttlebug die and embossed with a matching folder.  The witch's hat was punched with a MS punch.  The Prima doll was colored with Copics and her outfit was paper pieced.  I added some gathered black lace for the bottom edge of her dress.  Her necklace is a tiny spider sticker and rhinestones.  I used Stickles on her shoes and her waistband and hatband are black glitter tape.  I outlined her hat and the creases with a glitter gel pen.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SOS: School or Office

This is my second post today.  Scroll down to see my post for the Holly Jolly  "Anything But a Card" Challenge.


But right now you are here to check out my post for the new challenge at Shopping Our Stash!   The challenge this week is:

"School or Office/Workplace theme- use something that depicts school or a workplace/office theme- careers, office humor, or use a school supply or office supply on your card- paperclip, sticky note, ruler sticker,  etc."




 As a former teacher I have a love for school supplies (especially a brand new box of color crayons!) and went with that portion of the theme for this card.  I used a stamp set from CHF called: Making The Grade.  The little "chalkboard" is from Michael's and came attached to small clothespin.  How excited I was to be able to use this fun embellishment on a card!  The notebook paper is from A Muse and I punched the top edge with the SU spiral punch.


So dig through your desk drawer (or your child's backpack!) to see what you can use for our challenge this week!

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

HJ: ABAC: Shadow Frame

Hi crafty friends!  The challenge at Holly Jolly this week is to make "Anything But A Card".   I have a whole stash of items to alter and yet I continue to buy more thinking some day I will  alter all these fun items.  Well thanks to HJ that day has come! Check it out!




 This is a square shadow frame that I purchased at a garage sale last spring.  I used some paper and coordinating chipboard and card stock elements from a Bo Bunny Christmas collection and altered this cute  frame into a fun winter/Christmas decoration.  I had some blue seam binding that matched the blues in the paper and used both colors to form a bow on the front with the card stock mittens.  I used the darker blue seam binding on the inside of the frame to connect the chipboard banner spelling out the word snow.

Be sure and stop by the Holly Jolly Challenge blog and check out the fun ABAC creations from the rest of the Design Team!  Please join us in this fun challenge!



Off to create some more!

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