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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Western Flair TX Tag

Created this Western Flair Tag using Tags, Bags,
Boxes & More Cricut cartridge.

Used Kraft cardstock. Cut 2 of the Tag
images. After stamping & embossing one
tag I attached one tag to back for sturdiness.

Used some Texas rubber stamps bought from
local store, Stamp Asylum.

Heat embossed using VersaMark ink & embossing
powder. Was nervous about getting blue where it
needed to be on the BlueBonnets & green for the
leaves.

Embossed the tag with embossing folder.


Inked the edges of the tag with Tim Holtz Distress
Ink.

Finshed tag off with ribbon that K Andrew had
wrapped around a stamp set I had won from her.

Photographed near BlueBonnets in my backyard.



















Closeups:




















































 

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Crop Stop Oh So Bright lim 3 ent 3rd entry 3/29-4/4
Sun or Summer act or Bright colors -
used heat embossing on bright
embossing powders
challenge at Cropstop

2. Divas by Design lim 2 entries 2nd entry 3/28-4/2
used 2 TX rubber stamps



3. FairyTale Ch unlim ent 3rd entry 3/30-4/11

Challenge #38, Alles Geht - Everything Goes

4. Hiding In My Craftroom unlim entries 2nd entry 3/31-4/6
HIMCR #40 - Freestyle!

5. Kraft Journal 3/26-4/1
Challenge 64: Western Flair

6. Fresh Brewed Spring lim 5 ents 5th entry 3/28-4/3
BlueBonnets are a TX Spring flower

FBC 89

7. Frosted Designs 3/30-4/5
I used a ribbon piece that K Andrews had used to wrap around a stamp set she mailed me
Frosted Design: Recycle/Upcycle

8. More Than Favors unlim entries 5th entry 3/28-4/10
BlueBonnets are a TX Spring flower

9. Simon Says Stamps unlim entries 6th entry 3/28-4/3
Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)

10. Simon Says Stamp and Show 3/26-4/1

Simon Says Stamp and Show ... a Tag!

11. Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturdays unlim entries 2nd entry 3/31-4/6
12. The Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 5th entry 3/27-4/2
RCC46-Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesday


Cricut cartridge:
tag with slit hidden using Gypsy,
cut two tags for sturdiness &
punched a single hole at top

embossing:
Stampendous PearLustre green embossing powder
Stamp n Stuff embosing powder - Blue Tinsel & Gold Tinsel
the Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder

ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink faded jeans
VersaMark

paper: Kraft cardstock

stamps:
deadbeat DESIGNS rubber stamps - Texas & Blue Bonnet

Happy Easter to Ewe Easter Card

Created this Happy Easter to Ewe Easter Card
using Cricut cartridge Create a Critter.


















Closeup of Paper Piercing:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Ch unlim entries 8th entry 3/20-4/2

2. Bearlymine 3/27-4/2
3 pieces of twine crisscrossed, 2 red bows on Lamb & 1 Lamb
Challenge #28 - 3,2,1

3. Card Makin Mamas lim 2 entries 2nd entry 3/30-4/1

4. Carson's Creations Embossing Ch 3/31
Embossing Blog Hop

5. Craft Your Days Away unlim entries 1st entry 3/31-4/11

Challenge #42 ~ Easter

6. Crop Stop Oh So Bright lim 3 ent 2nd entry 3/29-4/4
Sun or Summer act or Bright colors -
used bright pink
& Easter Damask scrapbook paper is bright
challenge at Cropstop

7. Cute Card Thursday unlim entries 2nd entry 3/29-4/4
Challenge 210 - Happy Easter!

8. Dis Digi Designs lim 3 entries 3rd entry 3/23-4/6
EMBOSS IT, ANY WAY YOU WANT! 
9. FairyTale Ch unlim ent 2nd entry 3/30-4/11

Challenge #38, Alles Geht - Everything Goes

10. Fantabulous Cricut 3/26-4/1
Challenge Me Monday #104


#104 - Out Like a Lamb
Make a project with a gentle animal, lamb, puppy, kitten etc.

11. Fresh Brewed Spring lim 5 ents 4th entry 3/28-4/3
FBC 89

12. Getting Cricky unlim ent 5th entry 3/25-4/7

Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings


13. Hiding In My Craftroom unlim entries 1st entry 3/31-4/6
HIMCR #40 - Freestyle!

14. Hot Shot Crafts Red unlim entries 3rd entry 3/24-4/14

Challenge #6

15. More Than Favors unlim entries 4th entry 3/28-4/10

16. One Stop Craft lim 2 ent 1st entry 3/31-4/5
Challenge #176 - Easter

17. Paper Pretties 3/26-4/1
Paper Piecing/Paper Piercing - use Paper Piercing on the round stamped sentiment circle
using my Cricut piercer


18. Simon Says Stamps unlim entries 5th entry 3/28-4/3

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)

19. Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturdays unlim entries 1st entry 3/31-4/6

20. The Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 4th entry 3/27-4/2
RCC46-Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesday

21. The Sisterhood of Crafters lim 3 ent 2nd entry 3/28-4/8
22. Totally Papercrafts unlim entries 2nd entry 3/30-4/5
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 110-Easter


Cricut cartridge:
Create a Critter 3" Lamb

embossing: Cuttelbug D'vine Swirl embossing folder used on Lamb

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

paper:
cardstock - black, red, core'dinations white, core'dinations off-white
Recollections cardstock Butterfly wings - bright pink
the Paper Studio Easter Damask scrapbook paper

punch: Fiskars 1 1/2" circle

stamp: studio g clear stamp

twine: bright pink & white

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Choc Bunny Ears To Wishing You a Happy Easter Card

Created this Easter card for my daughter.
When she was younger & while she still
lived at home before college we would
always take the chocolate Easter bunny
and bite the ears off first.


















Inside of card:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters unlim ent 5th ent 3/23-30

Challenge #84 ~ Spring Is In The AIr


2. Anything Ch unlim entries 7th entry 3/20-4/2


3. Card Makin Mamas lim 2 entries 1st entry 3/30-4/1

4. Cardztv 105 You've Been Framed 3/28-4/10
Used Fancy Frames Cricut cartridcge Oval Mat & hid the inside oval with Gypsy


5. Cooking With Cricut 3/28-4/3

Challenge #79: Make Me Laugh!


6. Creative Time For Me 3/29-4/12
any older cartridge & create proj of your choice - used Easter 2010
Throwback Thursday Challenge ~ Episode 366


7. Crop Stop Oh So Bright lim 3 ent 1st entry 3/29-4/4
Sun or Summer act or Bright colors - used bright blue & bright pink
challenge at Cropstop


8. Cute Card Thursday 3/29-4/4
Challenge 210 - Happy Easter!


9. Delightful Sketches 3/28-4/4


10. Especially Made unlim entries 2nd entry 3/26-4/1
used Tim Holtz walnut stain on edges of bunny & victorian velvet on edge of bunny's bow

Distressed Ink Challenge


11. FairyTale Ch unlim ent 1st entry 3/30-4/11

Challenge #38, Alles Geht - Everything Goes

 12. Fresh Brewed Spring lim 5 ents 3rd entry 3/28-4/3

FBC 89

13. Getting Cricky unlim ent 4th entry 3/25-4/7

Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings


14. More Than Favors unlim entries 3rd entry 3/28-4/10


15. Paper and Such Designs Spring or Easter Card Ch lim 2 ent 1st entry 3/27-4/7
 
Challenge Time!
16. Scrapalicious 3/28-4/3

Easter Challenge!



17. Sentimental Sundays lim 3 ent 3rd entry 3/25-31

Challenge #95: Easter or Spring


18. Simon Says Stamps unlim entries 4th entry 3/28-4/3

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)


19. The Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 3rd entry 3/27-4/2

RCC46-Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesday


20. The Sisterhood of Crafters lim 3 ent 1st entry 3/28-4/8


21. Totally Papercrafts unlim entries 1st entry 3/30-4/5

Totally Papercrafts Challenge 110-Easter


buttons: 2 pink

calligraphy:
hand done sentiment on inside using brown calligraphy marker
Ears to wishing you a

Cricut cartridge:

Easter 2010 3 1/2" Bunny & Bow

Fancy Frames 4 1/2" Oval Mat w/ inside oval hidden using Gypsy


embossing: the Paper Studio Mesh Texture embossing folder


ink:

Tim Holtz victorian velvet - on bunny's pink bow

Tim Holtz walnut stain - on bunny's edges


paper:
cardstock - bright blue, core'dinations brown, bright pink, light pink & white
the Paper Studio Easter Bunny Word Mix scrapbook paper

ribbon: Easter Collection


Tim Holtz sander

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ballerina The Rehearsal Thank You Card

Created this Thank You card using a digi, Ballerina
The Rehearsal, that I got for free with purchase
from Stitchy Bear.

Printed the digi 3" x 3" on blue cardstock (darker
of the 2 shades). Used a Spellbinders die to cut an
oval shape. Used a pastel blue (looks white in the
photo though) as base of card.

Embossed the base of card. Added liquid Pearls.
Added ribbon. Stamped Thank You sentiment on
outside above the Ballerina.



















Inside of card:

















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Celebrate the Occasion Thank You 3/27-4/1
Challenge #56


2. Craft Your Passion 3/26-4/1

Challenge 103 ~ Monochromatic


3. Dis Digi Designs lim 3 entries 2nd entry 3/23-4/6

EMBOSS IT, ANY WAY YOU WANT!


4. Divas by Design lim 2 entries 1st entry 3/28-4/2
used a Stitchy bear digi & a Thank You clear stamp


5. One Stitch At A Time 3/25-3/31
used Stitchy Bear digi Ballerina The Rehearsal


6. Simon Says Stamps unlim entries 3rd entry 3/28-4/3

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)


7. The Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 2nd entry 3/27-4/2

RCC46-Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesday



digi:
Stitchy Bear Ballerina The Rehearsal
printed 3" x 3"

embossing: Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

liquid Pearls: Baby Blue

paper:
2 shades of blue cardstock
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base pastel blue cardstock (looks white in photo)

punch: Fiskars corner rounder

ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon

Spellbinders: Nestabilities Beaded Ovals

stamp: studio g

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Bunny Basket Treat Holder

Created this Easter Bunny Treat holder to send to
my daughter filled with Easter treats of course. Can
be used as an Easter party decoration also.

Made it using a green plastic cherry tomato holder.

Used Sizzix Bunny & Flower die cut. Used Martha
Stewart edge punch for basket handle. You punch
pattern down one side of approx 1in strip of cardstock
and then flip to punch on other side and you get a
joined left & right pattern


















Closeup of Bunny & Flower:


















Closeup of basket handle:













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters unlim ent 4th ent 3/23-29

Challenge #84 ~ Spring Is In The AIr


2. Anything Ch unlim entries 6th entry 3/20-4/2

3. Decorate to Celebrate Easter Party unlim entries 3rd entry 3/21-4/3

Challenge #21 -- Easter Party


4. Delightful Sketches 3/21-28
make a Easter treat holder

5. Fresh Brewed Spring lim 5 ents 2nd entry 3/28-4/3

FBC 89

6. Getting Cricky unlim ent 3rd entry 3/25-4/7

Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings

7. Krafty Girls Easter 3/27-4/8

8. More Than Favors unlim entries 2nd entry 3/28-4/10

9. Party Time Tuesday lim 2 entries 2nd entry 3/27-4/2


10 Simon Says Stamps unlim entries 2nd entry 3/28-4/3

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)


11. Stamp Scrap & Doodle Saturdays 3/24-29

12. Stuck on U Sketches 3/23-4/5


recycled green cherry tomato holder
yellow Easter grass

glitter: green, purple, white & yellow

liquid Pearls:
Baby Blue - bunny eyes
Petal Pink - bunny nose

paper:
white cardstock

punch:
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim edge punch

Sizzix die: Bunny & Flower

Welcome Spring Tandem Bike Card

Created this Easel Style Welcome Spring
Tandem Bike card using April Showers Cricut
cartridge for the Welcome Spring words &
Sweethearts Cricut cartridge for the Tandem
Bike. Some of you may know that I do not know
how to ride a regular bike but can ride a Tandem
bike like the one my hubby and I have with
hubby in front. Made this card to give to
hubby to remind him of the fun times we have
when we bike ride in the Spring.

Photographed next to one of the Paul McCartney
Roses that bloomed in my backyard.













Closeup of Tandem Bike with Heart charm & metal brads
on wheels in which the Red Stickles on the wheels are not
easily seen in photo:












Closeup of Moroccan Screen embossing &
Welcome Spring:













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters unlim ent 3rd ent 3/23-29

Challenge #84 ~ Spring Is In The AIr


2. Bitten by the Bug 2 3/19-4/1


3. Chocolate Coffee Cards 3/23-4/5

Challenge 9 ~ Fancy Folds


4. Creative Cutter Room Park creation + 4 elements 3/22-4/4
stickles - Red
charm - heart on front of bike handlebar
embossing - D'Vine Swirl on the top part of sky paper
add color - Blue Hawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink on embossed paper &
liquid Pearls Lavender Lace on Welcome Spring words

Design Time Thursday: Lets Hop Strolling through the Park!!


5. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 6th entry 3/22-28

6.Dis Digi Designs lim 3 entries 1st entry 3/23-4/6

EMBOSS IT, ANY WAY YOU WANT!


7. DLART 3/22-4/7
flowers - mine are the Tulips on the ribbon
MARCH 22, 2012***DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENG...


8. Especially Made unlim entries 1st entry 3/26-4/1
embossed, sanded & used PowderPuff Ink as Distress Ink

Distressed Ink Challenge


9 .Exploring Cricut 3/26-31
use any or all colors: pink, green, yellow, purple, blue & white

It's a Spring Thing Challenge


10. Fresh Brewed Spring lim 5 ents 1st entry 3/28-4/3

FBC 89


11. Hooked On Craft Ch More Than One Fold unlim entries 3rd entry 3/5 - 3/31

Challenge 18


12. Hot Shot Crafts Red unlim entries 2nd entry 3/24-4/14

Challenge #6


13. Jelly Park lim 2 entries 1st entry 3/23-4/4

What's the Weather? Challenge


14. More Than Favors unlim entries 1st entry 3/28-4/10


15. Party Time Tuesday lim 2 entries 1st entry 3/27-4/2


16. Pile It On 3/25-3/31

made this card to give to hubby to remind him of the
fun times we have riding our Tandem Bike

Pile It On #13 - For/From a Man


17. Sentimental Sundays lim 3 ent 2nd entry 3/25-31

Challenge #95: Easter or Spring


18. Simon Says Stamps unlim entries 1st entry 3/28-4/3

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Anything Goes !! :-)


19. The Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 1st entry 3/27-4/2

RCC46-Anything Goes with Party Time Tuesday


20. The Stamp Man 3/23-4/5
without intention I have 3 Bingos on mine:
1st column down: green grass, flowers Tulips on ribbon, swirls embossed on blue sky,
bottom row across: swirls embossed on blue sky, metal the brads on wheels, ribbon &
diagonal from left to right: green grass, circle bike wheels, ribbon

Bingo card / Recipe

This week we've got a Bingo card for you to play with.


Green
Fabric
Polka dots
Flowers
Circle
Numbers
Swirls
Metal/metallic
Ribbon


Make us something using 3 of the elements to make a Bingo line, lines can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal,

21. Tuesday Throwdown 3/27-4/2
have part of image outside of frame - Tandem Bike is outside of frame

Tuesday Throwdown #91


Cricut cartridges:
April Showers 3.75" x 2" Welcome Spring
Sweethearts 4.68" x 2.5" Tandem Bike

bling: heart gemstone charm

embossing:
Cuttelbug D'Vine Swirl embossing folder
Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen embossing folder

inks & liquids:
Blue Hawaiian PowderPuff Chalking Ink
liquid Pearls Lavender Lace
Red Stickles

metal: brads on bike wheels

paper:
Clover Patch core'dinations cardstock - green - grass
Kisses core'dinations cardstock - red - Tandem Bike
Nassau Blue core'dinations cardstock - blue - sky

punches:
Martha Stewart grass edge punch

ribbon: Easter 2011 Tulip ribbon

Tim Holtz Sander

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Crocheted Coaster Easter Eggs

Crocheted these Easter Eggs. I like using variegated
or ombre mulit-color yarn especially in the soft pastels.
Made some using variegated/ombre pastel colors &
some solid pastel colors

They can be used as a party decoration and/or as
coasters.













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Ch unlim entries 5th entry 3/20-4/2

2. Decorate to Celebrate Easter Party unlim entries 2nd entry 3/21-4/3

Challenge #21 -- Easter Party

3. Getting Cricky unlim ent 2nd entry 3/25-4/7

Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings


Dazzleaire Spring Ombre yarn

Monday, March 26, 2012

Wishing you SMore fun on your 7th Birthday Card

Created this Animal Hedgehog Birthday Card
for a child's 7th birthday.

Have made a card with similar image a couple
of times with different sentiments.














Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Birthday Sundaes 3/25-31

Challenge #49 - Numbers


2. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 5th entry 3/22-28

3. Docerela Creations 3/23-4/4
food is the S'More

Design team post # 10 - Cricut food challenge


4. GingerLoft unlim entries 3rd entry 3/18-3/31

GL36 Happy Birthday


5. Hot Shot Crafts unlim entries 1st entry 3/24-4/14

Challenge #6


6. The Cuttlebug Spot 3/20-4/2

Children's Cards


Cricut cartridges:
Campin' Critters 3 1/2" porcupine & marshmallow stick
Camp Out 2 1/2" fire

Paper:
Base 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" white cardstock
patterned paper 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" Paper Pizazz Campfire
black, blue, 2 shades brown, gray, orange, red, yellow, white

digi sentiment Wishing you S'More fun on your 7th Birthday!
Xmas Red Stickles fire
Crystal Stickles marshmallow
Sakura GellyRoll Clear Star pen inking

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mothers Day ATC

Created this Mother's Day Artist Trading Card ATC
using a BasicGrey clear stamp & a Martha Stewart
punch.

For those that may not know an ATC measures
2 1/2" x 3 1/2", is a canvas for artwork and is
sometimes traded with other people.














BasicGrey clear stamp:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters unlim ent 2nd ent 3/23-29

Challenge #84 ~ Spring Is In The AIr


2. BasicGrey 3/17-3/30

CHALLENGE 65 - Mother's Day/Girlie


3. Craft Your Passion lim 3 entries 2nd entry 3/19-25
Challenge 102 ~ Just Sentiments


4. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 5th entry 3/22-28

adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

paper:
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" white & hot pink cardstock
2 pieces of cardstock makes them more sturdy
green & white cardstock
DCWV spring matstack

punch:
Martha Stewart Punch All Over The Page rose window

stamp: BasicGrey

Elton John Concert layout

Created this layout of an Elton John concert.









Entering this into the following challenge:

Die Cuttin Divas

Challenge #57: Music


Cricut cartridge:
A Child's Life piano 3"

Layout:
12" x 12"

chickadee Easter ATC

Created this chickadee Artist Trading Card ATC
using Cricut Spring Collection Easter 2010 cartridge.

For those that may not know an ATC measures
2 1/2" x 3 1/2", is a canvas for artwork and is
sometimes traded with other people.


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters unlim ent 1st ent 3/23-29

Challenge #84 ~ Spring Is In The AIr


2. Anything Ch unlim entries 3rd entry 3/20-4/2


3. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 4th entry 3/22-28

4. Dream Valley lim 3 entries 3rd entry 3/18-31

Challenge 28 - Easter


5. Getting Cricky unlim ent 1st entry 3/25-4/7

Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings


6. Little Claire's Design lim 3 entries 3rd entry 3/17-4/13

7. Little Scrap Pieces 3/23-29
New Challege "Use Yellow"


8. Sentimental Sundays lim 3 ent 1st entry 3/25-31

Challenge #95: Easter or Spring


adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

misc:
dk blue embroidery floss
google eye

paper:
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" white & yellow cardstock
2 pieces of cardstock makes them more sturdy
blue, green, yellow cardstock

punch:
Fiskars scallop
Martha Stewart grass edge

ribbon: yellow

stamp: Craft Lounge clear

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Beach Starfish ATC

Created this Beach Starfish Artist Trading Card ATC
using a Sizzix die for Starfish.

For those that may not know an ATC measures
2 1/2" x 3 1/2", is a canvas for artwork and is
sometimes traded with other people.


Photographed with a Kraft paper trinket box daughter
made for me when she was younger.













Closeup of ATC:


















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 3rd entry 3/22-28


2. Diana Larson DLART 3/15-3/31

MARCH 15, 2012***THURSDAY*** "DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE


3. Party Time Tuesday PTT60 3/20-27
I used both the color ch and the picture as my inspiration

PTT#60-Color Challenge AND OR Picture Inspriation

Good Morning!
This week we have our color challenge and OR picture inspiration. The way it works: you can use the colors OR you can use the picture as your inspiration....or BOTH.



adhesive: foam, Scotch ATG

paper:
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" white cardstock
2 pieces of cardstock makes them more sturdy
tan cardstock
sky paper & water/waves paper
sandpaper - had to ask hubby for some of his sandpaper stash

ribbon: scrap piece with sailboat design

Sizzix: Starfish die

Friday, March 23, 2012

Crocheted Stuffed Easter Eggs

Crocheted these Easter Eggs. I like using variegated
or ombre mulit-color yarn especially in the soft pastels.
They are stitched closed & stuffed with cotton.

They can be used as a party decoration or can
be hidden to be found but would have to be inside
since they are made from yarn.













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Anything Ch unlim entries 4th entry 3/20-4/2

2. Decorate to Celebrate Easter Party unlim entries 1st entry 3/21-4/3

Challenge #21 -- Easter Party


Dazzleaire Spring Ombre yarn

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tools Birthday Card

Created this Tools Birthday card for hubby's birthday
next yr. Just will need to remember where I put it since
it will be for next yr.

Used Spellbinders die. Used embossing folder that has
tools on it. Used VersaMark ink & chalk on the embossed
tool images to give them a black look Used buttons.
Used VersaMark ink & chalk on the button to give them a
green look.

Photographed on hubby's tool work area
(before I added 3rd button on inside center):














Closeup of card:
















Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Card Makin Mamas lim 2 entries 1st entry 3/16-29


2. Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe 3/18-30
Used VersaMark ink with the Chalk-Ah-Lot black chalk on the embossed tools pieces

Challenge #6 Anything Goes with Chalk!


3. Craft Your Days Away 3/17-29

Challenge #41 ~ Just for Men/Boys + Buttons


4. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 2nd entry 3/22-28


5. Especially Made 3/19-25
Three Button Challenge!


6. GingerLoft unlim entries 2nd entry 3/18-3/31

GL36 Happy Birthday


7. Kraft Journal unlim entries 2nd entry 3/19-3/25

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Anything Goes Challenge


8. Paper Playtime unlim entries 2nd entry 3/19-31

Ch# 70 - For The Guys & Include A Sentiment!


9. Ribbon Carousel unlim entries 1st entry 3/20-26
RCC45-Baking with The Twinery


It’s time for a new challenge here today! This week we are challenging you to incorporate baker’s twine onto your card or project today. Baker’s Twine has a variety of fun uses, and we can’t wait to see just how you use it on your project!!



10. Totally Papercrafts Ch108 Male Card unlim entries 3rd entry 3/16-22

#108 Totally Papercrafts - Male Card


adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG

buttons: old buttons I had kept

chalk: Chalk-Ah-Lot
black - on embossed image
lime - on buttons

embossing folder:
Bringing Crafts-Too You! www.crafts-too.com Tools

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

paper:
5 1/2" x 7 1/2" Kraft green cardstock
5" x 7" Creative Imaginations Be a Man paper - tool design - put on inside of card
Kraft brown cardstock

Spellbinders:
Nestabilities Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles

stamp:
Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes clear stamp - Happy Birthday

twine: recycled from a blue jean tag

Easter Sizzix Basket Bunny Eggs Card

Created this Clean & Simple (CAS) Easter card.
Used Sizzix die cuts. Used foam for the chocolate
bunny. If you look carefully you can see the blue
foam for the bunny eyes & a pink foam bunny nose.
Used green Saran Wrap to give the basket an Easter
grass look.













Entering this into the following challenge:

1. Allsorts lim 3 entries 2nd entry 3/17-23

Week 146 - Three in a Row


2. Anything Ch unlim entries 2nd entry 3/20-4/2


3. Cute Card Thurs unlim entries 1st entry 3/22-28


4. Dream Valley lim 3 entries 2nd entry 3/18-31

Challenge 28 - Easter


5. Little Claire's Design lim 3 entries 2nd entry 3/17-4/13


6. Stampin' Sisters in Christ New Season unlim entries 4th entry 3/18-24
Challenge #131 – Psalm 104:19


adhesive: red dbl-sided tape

foam: brown for bunny body, blue for bunny eyes, pink for bunny nose

ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

paper:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base pink cardstock
cardstock - blue, pink, 3 shades of purple

Sizzix: basket with bow, bunny & eggs

stamp: studio g

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Distressed Butterfly Thank You Card

Created this Thank You card using several things.

Used several different cardstock including some
wonderful Kraft cardstock. Used one of my 'go to'
embossing folders Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl. Used
Distress Ink on the Butterfly, embossing & ribbon.
Used couple different SpellBinders dies.

The sketch is from Card Patterns that you can see
below in the challenge list below.

Used foam adhesive to give the Butterfly 3D look













Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Ch83 unlim entries 4th entry 3/17-23

Challenge 83 ~ Spots n Dots


2. Card Makin Mamas lim 2 entries 2nd entry 3/16-29

3. Card Patterns Sketch 3/17-23

Sketch 157

Michelle has another fabulous sketch for you all this week- we hope you enjoy it! This is perfect for featuring a large image or collection of images, or even for a favorite type of paper.



4. Crop Stop lim 3 entries 2nd entry 3/15-21
"Butterflies"


5. Divas by Design 3/21-27
Challenge 27 Distressing


6. Flutterby Wed 3/21-27

Flutter By Wednesday #195


7. Fresh Brewed 3/21-27

FBC 88

This week we are challenging you to use LOTS AND LOTS OF DOTS!!!


8. Hot Shot Craft unlim entries 13th entry 3/2-23
Challenge # 5 - Ribbons


9. Kraft Journal unlim entries 1st entry 3/19-3/25

Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Anything Goes Challenge


10. Paper Playtime unlim entries 1st entry 3/19-31

Ch# 70 - For The Guys & Include A Sentiment!


11. Perfect Sentiment PSC24 unlim entries 1st entry 3/21-27

PSC24: Distressed Thank You's


12. Simon Says Stamp & Show unlim entries 2nd entry 3/19-25

Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Handmade Backgrounds!


13. The Pink Elephant 3/19-25

The Pink Elephant - TPE140



This weeks challenge is
"Get Krafty"
(Use kraft on your card/project)


14. Totally Papercrafts Ch108 Male Card unlim entries 2nd entry 3/16-22

#108 Totally Papercrafts - Male Card


adhesives: foam, red dbl-sided tape, Scotch ATG

button: tan color

embossing folder: D'Vine Swirl

ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black in
Tim Holtz Distress Ink broken china - on the embossed D'Vine Swirl layer
Tim Holtz walnut stain - on Butterfly & ribbon to darken the white dots

paper:
6" x 8" Base DCWV blue textured cardstock
Kraft americana cardstock - dk blue for strips & dotted for banner
Kraft In The Wild cardstock - Butterfly
reverse side of Kraft In The Wild cardstock which is regular brown - scalloped edging
Recollections Pastel blue cardstock

ribbon:
Celebrate It Basics Narrow inked with Tim Holtz walnut stain

SpellBinders:
Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pnnants
Shapeabilities Nested Butterflies Two

stamp:
K Andrew Designs Winged Things - thank you - won this stamp set

Easter Blessings Card using Faux Lace

Made this Easter Blessings card using
Easter 2010 Cricut Seasonal cartridge
Cross image.

Made Faux Lace, a new technique I learned
from Mary of Cardztv site, using vellum, an
edge punch, embossing folder & Distress Ink
(gives it a vintage look).

Embossed the background that the Cross image
is on as well as the Cross.

Added a tag. Stamped a sentiment. Added some
ribbon.

Was trying to cut the detail Cross image but
it kept tearing when I used core'dinations
paper. I wanted that type of cardstock even
though I was going to emboss it. Anyone have
this problem & any suggestions?


Also discovered that embossing core'dinations
paper tears easily.
The right part of the Cross tore
off completely on 1st attempt of embossing. Anyone

have this same problem & any suggestions?

Chose Cuttlebug Madison embossing folder to give

the background a Stained Glass Window look.

Chose the Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder
for a wood look on the Cross. Added a gem to Cross
for bling.

Chose Martha Stewart edge punch on vellum for lace doily
look. Used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder which is
my 'go to' most used embossing folder. Chose Tim Holtz
Distress Ink tea dye to give the Faux Lace vellum a vintage look.

















Closeup of embossing on background:


















Closeup of Tag, Stamped Sentiment &
embossing on Cross
:


















Closeup of Faux Lace:






Entering this into the following challenges:

1. 2 Sisters Ch83 unlim entries 3rd entry 3/17-23

Challenge 83 ~ Spots n Dots


2. Anything Ch unlim entries 1st entry 3/20-4/2

3. Craft Spot by Kimberly 3/19-26
my scallops are on the Faux Lace

Monday Challenge #49 - Spring Scallops

This weeks Challenge: Spring Scallops!
(Make a card or other project - must be a Spring theme and include scallops)


4. Dream Valley lim 3 entries 1st entry 3/18-31

Challenge 28 - Easter


5. Hot Shot Craft unlim entries 12th entry 3/2 - 3/23

Challenge # 5 - Ribbons


6. Little Claire's Design lim 3 entries 1st entry 3/17-4/13

7. My Sheri Crafts Ch81 Easter 3/17-30

MY SHERI CRAFTS CHALLENGE #81 - EASTER


8. Paper Pretties Mon Ch 3/19-25
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Easter Blessings.


9. Paper Pretties Wed Ch 3/21-27

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC198

This week's challenge is to try a new technique.


10. Reasonable Ribbon unlim entries 4th entry 3/15 - 3/29
Spring color of purple

RRR Challenge #44 - Spring with Ribbon Theme


11. Simon Says Stamp unlim entries 2nd entry 3/21-27
my Bingo is Center Down Glitter, Lace, Die Cut

Simon Says.....Let's Play Bingo !!!

This week we want you to get your eyes down and get ready to play a game of .....

BINGO !








12. Simon Says Stamp & Show unlim entries 1st entry 3/19-25

Simon Says Stamp and Show Your Handmade Backgrounds!


13. Stampin' Sisters in Christ New Season unlim entries 3rd entry 3/18-24
Challenge #131 – Psalm 104:19


14. Whimsical-Designs 3/21-4/4
"Celebrate Spring" Whimsical Wednesday Challenge


adhesives: foam, Scotch ATG, Scotch tape


Cricut cartridge: Easter 2010 3" Cross

embossing folders:
Cuttlebug Madison - used on layer behind Cross
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots - used on Faux Lace
the Paper Studio Woodgrain - used on Cross

gem: purple - center of Cross

glitter: purple - on edge of Cross

ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink tea dye

paper:
core'dinations Serence purple cardstock
cardstock - shades of purple
vellum

punch:
Martha Stewart edge punch - think it is Doily Lace but I have a few
like this one that I did not write the name of on them with black Sharpie

ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon purple ribbon

SpellBinders:
Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag Trio Two

stamp: TPC Studio Easter Sentiments clear stamp