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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dancer Card Insp by The Book of Life

Created this Dancer Girly Girl theme card inspired by The Book of Life movie poster which you can see below.

Used pink colors. Used a scrap piece of multi-color chevron pattern scrapbook paper.

Used Cricut cartridge Ole to create the Dancer girl. Embossed the dress with Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder. Added pearls for necklace. Added ribbon bow w/ pearl to dress. Used Wink of Stella clear on girl's eyes & lips.

Stamped Whimsical Designs appropriate dance sentiment. Used Spellbinder die for sentiment banner. Placed the sentiment banner on contrasting pink cardstock & fussy cut out for background.

Added pink flower trim.

 Supplies List 

Crayola: crayon for touchup on flesh color cardstock
Cricut cartridge: Ole 4" Dancer2 p53
embossing: Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl emb folder
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Cricut, Sizzix BIGkick
paper:  scrap piece multi-color chevron pattern scrapbook
   cardstock - brown, flesh color, pinks
pearl: Offray bow w/ pearl  Recollections Adhesive Faux Pearls - for pearl necklace
pen: Wink of Stella clear - on girl's eyes, lips
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Banners
stamp: Whimsical Designs Whimsical Fun Vol 1
trim: pink flowers

 Entering this into the following challenges:  

1/30 Come & Get It Ch Ribbon & Bows 3E(#3) 1/25
1/30 Glitter N Sparkle Ch121 Pearls & Swirls 3E(#2) 1/25

2/2 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#136 Pink & Girly UE 1/27

2/12 Red Carpet Studio RCS#88 The Book Of Life 3E(#) combtot4ch no digis 1/25

Winter Birds on a Limb Winter/Xmas Card

Created this Winter/Christmas card using BugABoo digi, Winter Birds on a Limb. Colored digi on computer & with Crayola pencil colors. Used a sketch which you can see below. Used Sizzix photo corners die. Used Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch. Recycled some of the snowflakes edge punched. Stamped appropriate whimsy Whimsical Designs sentiment. Used Marvy Snow Marker & stickles.

 Supplies List 

Crayola: pencil colors
digi: BugABoo Winter Birds on a Limb
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix
marker: Marvy Snow 
paper:  cardstock -red, green, white, white glitte
punch: Martha Stewart Aspen snowflake edge 
recycle: snowflakes edge punched - put them on the photo corners
Sizzix: die - photo corners
stamp:  Whimsical Designs - sentiment
stickles: Diamond - added to snowflakes

 Entering this into the following challenges:  

1/28 C.R.A.F.T. Ch295 - Recycling 5E(#5) 1/22
   recycle - snowflakes edge punched putting them on photo corners

1/30 Catch the Bug Ch Photo Insp 3E(#1) 1/24


1/30 CHNC Christmas Ch 213 Joy to the world UE 1/24
   the whimsy birds digi made me happy/smile about Winter; fortunately here in Central TX there's no snow 
1/30 Suzy Bee's Ch#64 Anything Goes with Twist - Add Layers UE 1/24

1/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Ch Extra Jan 2015 UE 1/1

2/1 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: Up in the clouds  5E(#3) 1/26
   I'm up in the clouds mindwise thinking of Winter when here in Central TX we are having Spring temp weather 

2/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes  5E(#3) 1/28

2/7 Catch the Bug Stella Sketch Ch 302 3E(#1) 1/25

3D Hot Air Balloon Bday card

Created this 3D Birthday Card with a Hot Air Balloon theme. Used Cricut cartridge Artfully Sent to make the Hot Air Balloon Pop-Up on the inside of the card. Stamped craft lounge sentiment & cut out sentiment using a Simon Says Stitched Circle die.

Photographed outside since it is a nice sunny day here in Central TX. Early morn & evngs are cool temps of 40s - 50s and during day temps in 60s.The tree that card is in is a Mini Magnolia we have in our backyard. We also now have 2 more offshoots of this tree in our front yard thanks to birds taking & dropping the seeds. Hubby is going to transplant the
 trees in the front yard when he landscapes the front yard after removing a huge Oak tree that was over our water pipe.

Daisy, my dog, posed with the card after her walk this morn. Behind Daisy is the base of the Mini Magnolia Tree and BlueBonnets greening up. Planted 5 BlueBonnets over 5+  yrs ago and they have reseeded & rebloomed each Spring.


 Supplies List 

Cricut cartridge:Artfully Sent 7" Hot Air Balloon  Pop-Up w/ clouds on inside 
   w/ 'Beautiful Day' on front
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Cricut, Sizzix BIGkick
paper: cardstock - blue, white, yellow
Simon Says Stamp: die - Stitched Circle
stamp: craft lounge Flyin' Birthday

 Entering this into the following challenges:  

1/30 Suzy Bee's Ch#64 Anything Goes with Twist - Add Layers UE 1/24

1/31 DL.ART Jan Linky Ch 1perday/no stack 1/1

2/1 Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party #47 3D Proj UE 1/18

2/1 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: Up in the clouds  5E(#2) 1/26

2/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes  5E(#2) 1/28

2/5 Cardz TV 3D Des Ch#1 3D Bday Card 1E(#1) 1/23


Kraft Valentine PostCard

Created this Valentine Post Card for my hubby using Kraft Post Card for base. Stamped Hero Arts Hearts on left side. Stamped Recollections postage stamp on white cardstock. Stamped HA additional letter 'E' for 'BEE MINE' wording. Fussy cut postage stamp out. Placed postage stamp on post card. Stamped Recollections postmark w/ cancellation. Personalized the post card using calligraphy.

Made this Clean & Simple CAS Kraft Valentine Post Card in under 15 mins.

Discovered that some stamps do not stamp entirely with some ink. I was using Memento LadyBug to stamp the HA Hearts and I learned to always test the stamp on scrap paper before stamping on project paper. Well, I stamped the first heart that has the chevron pattern and the center of the stamp ink did not show up on and was still on the stamp. Stamped the heart w/ word 'Love' and same thing happened such that the center of the heart did not show up. Switched to Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips ink and both stamps stamped complete. Has this happened to anyone else before and why does this happen?

 Supplies List 

calligraphy: red calligraphy pen
Hero Arts: stamp - CL141 - addl 'E' to make postage stamp 'BEE MINE' 
   Cute Heart - 3 Hearts stamped on left side
ink: Memento LadyBug  Simon Says Stamp Hot Lips  VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: cardstock - Kraft, white
Recollections: Valentine postage stamp, postmark w/ cancellation

Entering this into the following challenges:  

 1/29 A Blog Named Hero Ch Personalize 5E(#5) combtot5ch 1/21

1/31 Pile it On #53 Hearts and/or Flowers UE 1/25

2/1 Kraft Journal Ch#208 - CAS Made in Mins 2E(#2) 1/26

2/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes  5E(#1) 1/28

2/10 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#149 Valentine's day/TY 5E(#5) no stack 1/22