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Friday, August 31, 2012

Hippie Birthday Card

Created this Birthday Card using a StitchyBear free digi, Hippie. 

Colored the digi with Photo Impact Pro 8.5 program. Used Photo Impact Pro 8.5 frame option.






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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Altered SteamPunk Owl Notebook

Created this Altered SteamPunk Owl Notebook using:

1. notebook 3.25" x 4.5"
2. Kraft cardstock, core'dinations black cardstock, the Paper Studio Brown/Copper glitter cardstock, white cardstock
3. Fiskars corner rounder on Kraft cardstock
4. Stampendous SteamPunk Owl - bought at Michaels in Orlando, FL in Halloween section last wk on sale for 40% off
5. Zing Copper embossing powder, VersaMark ink & Marvy heat tool
6. Locker Talk Cricut cartridge 2" brshpalit - artist palette & paint brushes - my school supply items to represent my Daughter the artist that is a Junior in college double majoring in Art Animation & Illustration that I will be mailing this to
7. Tulip paints - red, green, blue, yellow, purple, orange, black - on artist palette
8. liquid pearls - Chestnut & Copper - on paint brushes
9. Tim Holtz Distress Ink mowed grass - on edge of Kraft cardstock & artist palette
10. Spellbinder Shape Flourishes, the Paper Studio Brown/Copper glitter cardstock
11. ribbon trends Owls Twill - the item hoarded because my Daughter likes Owls and so when I find another spool of it I buy it

Front of notebook:






















Back of notebook that I'll write on 
for note to my Daughter:
 





















Notebook front before altered:
 























Entering this into the following challenges: 

Bearly Mine Ch50 Anything that Glitters my glitter is in the Brown/Copper glitter cardstock & Copper heat embossing 8/28-9/3
Bitten by the Bug 2 Back to School 8/27-9/2
Catered Crop No Stress to Distress 8/19-31
Cooking with Cricut PCW Altered Notebook stamp - Stampendous SteamPunk Owl & die cut - Spellbinders Shape Flourishes 8/28
Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
Do You Stack Up DYSU87 Back to School lim3 1st 8/30-9/4
Dream Valley Ch39 SteamPunk 8/19-30
Exploring Cricut Back to School I incl box 8 crayon colors with paint on artist palette & brushes 8/27-9/1
Fantabulous Cricut Ch126 Back to School my school supplies are the artist palette & brushes 8/27-9/2
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR60 Share a Ch unlim 8/25-31
Kraft Journal Back to School unlim 8/27-9/2
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes lim3 2nd 8/28-9/2
Lexis Creations Ch72 Back to School or College unlim 8/20-9/1 
Milk Coffee Ch Back to School 8/30-9/11
Paper and Such Ch Wings N Things 8/28-9/3
Papercraft Star Ch110 Back to School 8/29-9/2
Paper Pretties Mon PPMC54 Back to School unlim 8/27-9/2 
Party Time Tues PTT83 Anything Goes unlim 8/28-9/4
Ribbon Carousel RCC68 Back to School 8/28-9/4
Scrapalicious USA Anything Goes 8/29-9/4
Scrap-Creations Going Grey Ch Off the Edge my artist pallette & brushes are off the edge of the notebook 8/28-9/3
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes unlim 8/29-9/4
Simon Says Stamp & Show Summer Distress unlim TH Summer Distress Ink mowed lawn on edges 8/27-9/2
Stampin Sisters in Christ Ch154 Use punches, dies or shapes unlim 8/26-9/1
The Stamp Man Alter It 8/24-9/6
Tues Throwdown Ch113 Color Crazy my Bold or Rarely Used Colors are Copper/Brown 8/28-9/3
Twisted Tues 2TC21 Cooling Off & Getting Inky my Cool Off is the Autumn Copper/Brown colors & Inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink mowed lawn 8/28-9/1
Use it Tues Ch38 Use that Ribbon  item hoarded is the Owls Twill ribbon that whenever I see a spool of it I buy since my Daughter likes Owls 8/28-9/7
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are copper, brown, 
with touch of - red,green,blue,yellow,purple,orange,black (paint on artist pallette) 8/17-30 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Palm Tree Stand out in a crowd Card

Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Challenge #9 Your Choice.

Created this Clean and Simple (CAS) Card with monochromatic colors.


Used MFP Flamingos on Vacation Palm Tree image & sentiment "Stand out in a crowd!" Stamped the Palm Tree on white cardstock. Colored the Palm Tree using green markers. Fussy cut the Palm Tree. Stamped the sentiment directly on the base of the card at top center. Embossed the base with Cuttlebug Palm Leaves embossing border folder. Used foam adhesive to give the Palm Tree dimension.

Photographed near my Mini Magnolia Tree in my backyard.

















Closeup of card:
 

















embossing: 
Cuttlebug Palm Leves embossing border folder
ink: Memento Cottage Ivy
paper:
cardstock - green
stamp: 
MFP Flamingos on Vacation - Palm Tree & sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Felt Flowers for Wedding Gift

Created these Felt Flowers for Wedding Gift. Wedding colors are: red, white & black. I made the flowers using felt scraps. Made 3 Red to represent my hubby, daughter & I. Made the 1 white flower to represent the bride & groom becoming as they begin their new future together. Used Sizzix Originals Flower Layers die. Added pearls to the red flowers & a red gem to the white flower.

Was in FL last wk for my oldest sister's daughter's wedding.
I placed the felt flowers on top of the box with the gifts inside
chosen from her Macy's registry.
























material: felt scraps - red & white
Sizizix: Originals Flower Layers #654979

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Snoopy Bus Driver Card

Created this Snoopy Bus Driver Card using:
1.  5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Base Kraft cardstock
2. Stampabilities Snoopy Bus Driver rubber stamp - bought at a yard sale along with some other Snoopy stamps
3. Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the Snoopy Bus Driver onto white cardstock & Base Kraft cardstock
4. Color the Snoopy Bus Driver image on white carstock with Crayol pencil colors & Venus Col-erase pencils
5. Cut out the Snoopy Bus Driver image from white cardstock minus the ground line
6. Recycle some clear plastic by cutting it & placing over the Snoopy Bus window area 
7. Add brads (darkest I had was purple) to the Snoopy Bus Driver wheels cut out white cardstock image
8. Add black enamel accents to the Snoopy Bus Driver wheels brads to make them black
9. Pop the Snoopy Bus Driver colored image over the Kraft cardstock Base stamped image using the ground lines to align it up
10. Punch a circle with a Fiskars 1 1/2" circle punch for sentiment tag
11. Stamp the BasicGrey sentiment with Apple "Give Thanks Be Grateful" on red circle and place on Base in upper left corner
12. Add the bus strip from the Paper Studio School Busses scrapbook paper to bottom of Base
13. Cover the sentiment tag, Bus & bus strip and spray Kraft cardstock Base with Perfect Pearls Mists Heirloom Gold - next time I make this I'll spray the Kraft cardstock after stamping the Bus image on Kraft cardstock Base and before placing anything on the Kraft cardstock Base so no pieces do not need to be covered












































brads: 2 purple - painted black with black enamel accents
enamel accents: black - used to paint the purple brads on Bus Wheels
paper:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Base Kraft cardstock
the Paper Studio School Busses scrapbook paper
cardstock - red, white
pencil colors: Crayola & Venus Col-erase
Perfect Pearls Mists: Heirloom Gold
punch: Fiskars 1 1/2" circle 
recycled: plastic wrap for Bus window
stamp:
BasicGrey - sentiment with Apple " Give Thanks Be Grateful"
Stampabilities Snoopy Bus Driver

Entering this into the following challenges: 
Little Claire's Designs Ch24 'Best Friends' lim3 1st my Best Friends are Snoopy & Woodstock 8/18-9/14
My Sheri Crafts Ch92 Back to School unlim 81/18-30 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ballerina Happy Birthday Card

Created this Ballerina Happy Birthday Card using StitchyBear digi image, Ballerina, and pretty glitter digi paper, Sweet Melodies Dk Blue Music Sheets Glitter Paper. Also, used a digi frame from my software photo editing program.

















Entering this into the following challenges: 

Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR60 Share a Ch unlim 8/25-31
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Fri Ch Make It Sparkle 8/24-30
One Stitch At A Time Ch128 Use a Digi unlimSBDS 1stSBDSBallerina 8/26-9/1
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are blues/gold/black 8/17-30


O'ahu Beach Summer Samba Scrapbook Layout

Created this O'ahu Beach Scrapbook Layout using mostly Quick Quotes Summer Samba scrapbook cardstock, photo of hubby & I and sketch from Stuck on Sketches.

Used Quick Quotes Summer Samba cardstock as 12' x 12" Base. Used Tim Holtz Paper Distresser & Quick Quotes powder puff Mango Mai Tai on the edges of 7" x 9 3/4" Summer Samba cardstock. Used 7" x 5 1/4" core'dinations Gem Quartz cardstock that has a peach color to it. Used 6 3/4" x 5" core'dinations Marine Blue cardstock. Used 6 1/2" x 4 3/4" photo that I created shell frame for on the computer. Used Stampin' Up Framelits Labels Collection to cut journal tag from white cardstock and core'dinations Gem Quartz. Fussy cut some flowers from the Summer Samba cardstock. Popped the flowers up using foam adhesive & added gems to the centers for bling.























Entering this into the following challenges: 

Crafty Sentiments Flowers lim3 3rd 8/21-27 

Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Fresh Brewed Designs FBC110 Hot, Hot, Hot lim5 1st 8/22-27
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR60 Share a Ch unlim 8/25-31
Papercraft Star Ch109 Holiday or Vacation 8/22-26
Robyns Fetish Ch122 Anything But a Card 8/26-9/1
Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Anything Goes 8/26-9/2
Stampin Sisters in Christ Ch154 Use punches, dies or shapes unlim 8/26-9/1

Stuck On U Sketches Sketch Ch 8/18-30






















Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are blues/peach 8/17-30



Saturday, August 25, 2012

You're Amazing Card

Created this Clean & Simple (CAS) You're Amazing Card using all Stampin' Up products with theme of sentiment only and no image.





















Stampin' Up -
embossing: Chevron embossing folder
ink: Midnight Muse
paper:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Base Sahara Sand cardstock
5 1/4" x 4" Midnight Muse cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Sizzix: Apothecary Accents Framelits
stamp: You're Amazing

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR60 Share a Ch unlim 8/25-31
Joanna Sheen Totally Sentimental 8/19-30
Paper Play Wk34 Sentiment as Main Image/Focus unlim 8/23-29
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Stampin Sisters in Christ Ch153 use sentiment only no images unlim 8/19-25
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are blue/cream 8/17-30

Friday, August 24, 2012

Back to School Little Bea

Created this Back to School Card using a StitchyBear digi, Little Bea. My Daughter began her Junior Yr of College.

Used some DCWV High School Scrapbook and changed the color from blue & gold to be green & purple using my computer photo editing software to create my own background.

Colored digi using my computer photo editing software.























Entering this into the following challenges: 

Anything Goes Ch74 Make Your Own Background lim5 4th 8/21-9/3
Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
Crop Stop Ch86 Back to School lim3 1st 8/23-29
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Lexis Creations Ch72 Back to School or College 8/20-9/1 

My Sheri Crafts Ch92 Back to School unlim 8/18-30
One Stitch At A Time Ch127 Back to School unlimSBDS 1stSBDSLittleBea 8/19-25
Paper Pretties Wed PWC220 Cards for Kids unlim 8/22-28
Scrappy-Moms Back to School unlim 8/21-27 

Simon Says Stamp Ch Back to School unlim 8/22-29 

Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Stampin with Dragon Back to School unlim 8/23-29
Tues Alchemy Ch28 Learn with Joy Blog Hop & Ch Back to School unlim 8/21-27 

Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are green, purple & gold 8/17-30 

Three Artistic Butterflies Card


Created this Three Artistic Butterflies Card using:
1. Kraft americana off-white/cream cardstock as base
2. the Paper Studio everyday Kraft 60 paper pack Butterfly design cardstock
3. Kraft brown & americana blue cardstock to stamp the Butterflies on
4. Stamped the Hero Arts Three Artistic Butterflies on the Kraft brown & americana dk blue cardstock
5. Cut the Butterflies out with their antennaes  of the Kraft brown cardstock to pop up with foam on top of the Butterflies stamped on the Kraft dk blue cardstock
6. Stamped the K Andrew Designs Winged Things frame for sentiment on the Kraft americana off-white/cream cardstock using Stampabilities Royal Blue ink
7. Stamped the K Andrew Designs Winged Things sentiment inside frame area on Kraft americana off-white/cream cardstock

























ink: 
Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampabilities Royal Blue
paper:
6 3/4" x 6 1/2" Kraft americana off-white/cream cardstock
6 1/4" x 4" the Paper Studio everyday Kraft 60 paper pack - Chandelier design
3 1/2" x 4" Kraft americana dk blue cardstock
stamp: 
Hero Arts Three Artistic Butterflies
K Andrew Designs Winged Things - frame & sentiment


Entering this into the following challenges: 

A Blog Named Hero Ch10 The Krafty Corner use Kraft cardstock unlim 8/15-25
Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
Craft Your Passion Ch124 Power of 3 use 3 of something lim3 1st my 3 are the Butterflies 8/20-26
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are black, dk blue & Kraft brown 8/17-30 

Decorative Green Lamp Card

Created this Decorative Green Lamp Card using:
1. green cardstock as base and Kraft cardstock chandelier design & white cardstock as layers
3. Stamped Mark's Finest Papers Lighthouse sentiment "Light the Way!" on white cardstock
4. Stamped Hero Arts Decorative Lamp with green ink on white cardstock
5. Stamped Hero Arts Deocrative Lampshade with green ink on green cardstock
5. Cut the lampshade out of lamp stamped on green cardstock and pop it up with foam over the lamp stamped on white cardstock for dimension 
6. Stamped Mark's Finest Papers Lighthouse sentiment inside card. 

Front of card:






















Inside of card:
 






















ink: Memento Cottage Ivy - green
paper:
4 3/4" x 5 1/4" Base green cardstock
4 1/2" x 2 1/2" Chandelier design Kraft cardstock -
the Paper Studio everyday Kraft 60 paper pack cardstock
2 3/4" x 2 1/2" white cardstock
stamp: 
Hero Arts Decorative Lamps - Lamp Mark's Finest Papers Lighthouses - sentiment -front & inside

Entering this into the following challenges: 

A Blog Named Hero Ch10 The Krafty Corner use Kraft cardstock unlim 8/15-25
Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
Crazy Ch127 Anything Goes lim4 2nd 8/20-9/2
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are black, green & Kraft brown 8/17-30 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Created this Poinsettia Christmas card using:
1. white cardstock as base & for all pieces of the Poinsettia
2. embossed white cardstock with Sizzix Sugar embossing folder & a new item I got recently, Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser embossing folder, to leave the unembossed white area for stamped sentiment
3. Sizzix Shape Layered Poinsettia dies
4. Stamp n Plus chalk to color the Poinsettia pieces - Red, Lime Green & Sunshine Yellow
5. Stamped the Hero Arts Holiday Stamps sentiment - "Merry Christmas"
6. Added ribbon
























chalk: Stamp n Plus - Red, Lime Green & Sunshine Yellow
embossing:
Sizzix Sugar embossing folder
Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser 
ink: Memento Lady Bug - red
paper:
all white cardstock
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Base white cardstock
ribbon: Berry Christmas
Spellbinders: Shape Layered Poinsettias

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Anything Goes Ch74 Make Your Own Background lim5 3rd 8/21-9/3
Card Makin Mamas Try Something New lim2 2nd my new technique is using the Tim Holtz Embosoing Diffuser 8/17-30
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch16 Flowers 8/12-24 
Crafty Sentiments Flowers lim3 2nd 8/21-27 

Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
Crazy Ch127 Anything Goes lim4 4th 8/20-9/2 

Divas by Design Ch49 Anything Goes lim2 2nd 8/22-28
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31 
DLART Thankful Thurs Use Flower 8/23-9/8 
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR59 Limited Layers Tech unlim 8/18-24
Hooked On Crafts Ch23 Let's Celebrate unlim 7/30-8/25
Just Keep on Creating Christmas unlim 8/8-12/1
Ribbon Carousel RCC67 Bump It Up - Embossing 8/21-27
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are Christmas red/green 8/17-30

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daisy Birthday Card

Mark's Finest Papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Challenge #8 Flower for 8/22-28/12.

Created this Clean and Simple (CAS) Card with Summer colors.

Used MFP Oopsy Daisy flower image & sentiment "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" is from MFP Big Cats. Heat embossed the Daises & the sentiment. Used Spellbinders Ribbon tags Trio Two for tag.

Photographed near my petunias in my backyard.























Closeup of embossing:

















 
















embossing: Stampendous clear embossing powder
ink: VersaMark
paper:
cardstock - green & yellow
stamp: 
MFP Big Cats - sentiment "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"
MFP Oopsy Daisy 

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Anything Goes Ch74 Make Your Own Background lim5 2nd 8/21-9/3
Crafty Sentiments Flowers lim3 1st 8/21-27
Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
Crazy Ch127 Anything Goes lim4 3rd 8/20-9/2 

Divas by Design Ch49 Anything Goes lim2 1st 8/22-28
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31 
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR59 Limited Layers Tech unlim 8/18-24
Hooked On Crafts Ch23 Let's Celebrate unlim 7/30-8/25
Sentimental Sunday Ch116 Banners/Pennants lim3 2nd 8/19-25 

Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are yellow/green 8/17-30

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Vintage The Endeavour Card

Created this card using a digi, Vintage The Endeavour, I won today from LEJ Designs. Used Kraft americana cardstock as my base. Gathered up my liquid pearls & glitter to give the right amount shine to the digi. Used Spellbinders to cut the digi & tag sentiment. Used K Andrew Designs Splash-tastic Summer "you float my boat" sentiment.
















digi: LEJ Designs Vintage The Endeavour
glitter: blue, red
liquid pearls: Chestnut, Copper Pearl, Peacock, White Opal
paper:
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Kraft americana cardstock
Kraft cardstock
white cardstock
Spellbinders;
Shape Labels Four
Shape Nested Pennants
stamp: K Andrew Designs Splash-tastic Summer

Entering this into the following challenges: 

A Blog Named Hero Ch10 The Krafty Corner use Kraft cardstock unlim 8/15-25
Clearly i Stamp CIC58 Circles 8/17-9/6
Crafts and Me Ch98 Autumn Colors boat has Autumn browns 8/22-27
Craft Your Days Away Ch52 Anything Goes unlim 8/18-31
DLART Happy Birthday Linky Party Anything Goes unlim 8/2-31
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR59 Limited Layers Tech unlim 8/18-24
LEJ Designs Ch17 Vintage lim3 1st 8/21-26
Robyns Fetish Ch121 Use a digi 8/19-25
Sentimental Sunday Ch116 Banners/Pennants lim3 1st 8/19-25
Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch No Rules Anything Goes unlim 8/20-26
Wags & Whiskers Ch86 Fav Color Combo unlim my fav color combo are blue & browns 8/17-30