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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings Card

Created this Easter Blessings card to dedicate to my good blogging friend, Gail Scott, of I Like Paper. Mailed her a different Easter card this yr. I'm setting this one aside for her for next yr.

Stampin' Up Woodgrain embossing folder on Kraft cardstock. SU Cloudy Days embossing folder for sky background. Spellbinder banner for sentiment tag. Inked the edges of the sentiment tag. VersaMark, a paint dabber and Stamp N Plus chalk Jules Blue for sky & Lime Green for grass. TPC Studio Easter Sentiments stamp for "Easter Blessings" sentiment. Added ribbon.


























Supplies
card measures 5 3/4" x 4 1/2"
chalk: Stamp N Plus - Jules Blue, Lime Green with VersaMark & a paint dabber
ink: Adirondack Brights Purple Twilight
paper: cardstock - Kraft, white
ribbon:scrap piece of ribbon
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Banners
stamp:TPC Studio Easter Sentiments "Easter Blessings"
Stampin' Up: embossing folders: Cloudy Day, Woodgrain


Entering this into the following challenges:

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1
3/31  Ribbon Carousel RCC78 Spring is in the Air unlim 3/5-31
3/31 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25
3/31 Victorine Originals Ch55 Anything Easter unlim 3/18  

4/1  Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Easter unlim 3/26

4/6 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Easter w/ chalk unlim 3/24
4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Cupcake Insp Ch204 Easter  Lime/White/Lavender 3E(#1) 3/31
4/6 Gingerloft Kraft paper unlim 3/24
4/6 Pan Pastel Ch13 Anything Goes 1E(#1) 3/31
4/6 Red Carpet Studio RCS#30 "Easter Parade" Any Easter Project 3E(#2) 3/31

4/7 Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Anything Goes 2E (#1) , no digis 3/31

4/8 Tues Alchemy Ch53 Over the Pastel Rainbow 5E(#2) 3/26

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28

4/12 My Sheri Crafts Ch107 Spring Has Sprung unlim 3/30

4/13 Corrosive Ch171 Spring Fling 3E(#2) 3/31
4/13 Quirky Crafts Ch7 Sketch and/or Bingo 3E(#1) diagonal from bottom left to upper right - Die cut, Embossing, Ribbon 3/31

Bday Balloon Card

Created this card when One Stitch At A Time OSAAT indicated they were naming me Fan of the Month of their blog & challenges. OSAAT new challenge #157 is Spring. Please click here for details & to enter.

OSAAT provided the digi, Floating Balloons. I colored some on computer & some with Crayola pencil colors.

Used Spellbinder oval shape die to complement the balloon shapes.

Added Glossy accents to digi balloons. Used twine on digi for balloons. Added balloon ribbon. 


























Crayola: pencil colors
digi: Stitchy Bear Floating Balloon
Glossy accents: on the balloons
ink: Memento Bahama Blue
paper: cardstock -blue, white (digi printed on),
   My Mind's Eye Sky scrapbook paper
ribbon: ribbon trends Balloons
Spellbinder: Nest Classic Ovals
stamp: Craft Lounge Flyin' Birthday
twine: yellow/white


Entering this into the following challenges:

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31
3/31  Ribbon Carousel RCC78 Spring is in the Air unlim 3/5-31
3/31 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25

4/1 Digi Tues Ch203 Spring Colours unlim 3/26

4/2 Paper Pretties Wed PWC251 Cards for the Kiddos unlim 3/27

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Glitter & Sparkle Cute Ch unlim 3/31

4/9 Aud Sentiments Ch77 For a Child unlim 3/27

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28

4/12 My Sheri Crafts Ch107 Spring Has Sprung unlim 3/30



 

Peeps Easter Card

Happy Easter to everyone that celebrates Easter!

Created this Clean & Simple CAS mini Easter card using a Peeps theme.


























Supplies List
card base is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
paper: cardstock - Kraft, green, core'dinations - orange, yellow

stamps: Craft Lounge Hey Chick! 

Basic Grey





















Stampin' Up: punch - Decorative Label

Entering this into the following challenges:
 3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31 Kraft Journal Chick's Rule Ch unlim 3/25
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31
3/31 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25
3/31 Victorine Originals Ch55 Anything Easter unlim 3/18  

4/1  Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Easter unlim 3/26

4/2 Paper Pretties Wed PWC251 Cards for the Kiddos unlim 3/27

4/5 Basic Grey Ch90 Happy Easter 3E(#3) 3/23 
4/5 Hiding In MY Craft Room HIMCR91 Freestyle 3E(#1) 3/30

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Gingerloft Kraft paper unlim 3/24
4/6 Glitter & Sparkle Cute Ch unlim 3/31
4/6 Red Carpet Studio RCS#30 "Easter Parade" Any Easter Project 3E(#1) 3/31

4/9 Aud Sentiments Ch77 For a Child unlim 3/27

4/12 My Sheri Crafts Ch107 Spring Has Sprung unlim 3/30

4/13 Corrosive Ch171 Spring Fling 3E(#1) 3/31


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Basket Card

There's a lot of firsts that happened with the making of this Easter card. 

This is the first time I've used 3 different Cricut cartridges on one creation. Used Cricut cartidges: Doodlecharms for the basket, Easter 2010 for the Bunny & Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art for the Chick. 

This is first time I've used a metal bottle cap. I bought the metal bottle caps at Hobby Lobby couple wks ago when they were 50% off and then forgot about them. I bought some pre-flattened ones & some not flattened. The purple one I used here was not pre-flattened. Used the Sizzix to flatten the bottlecap. First attempt using the Sizzix platform with both flaps 1 & 2 closed. It flattened it too flat; flat like an oval pancake. 2nd attempt I used the Sizzix platform with both flaps 1 & 2 flipped open.  

This is the first time I've used Oriental Weave embossing folder on  a basket and I liked the look on the basket. 

Added green Easter grass to basket for texture.

Added ribbon to basket.

Added purple glitter to the eggs in basket.

Added wiggles eyes to the bunny & chick.

Added small oval gems to represent jelly beans and for sparkle.

Added purple/white twine.

























Closeup of metal bottlecap: 

























Supplies List
card base is 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
Cricut cartidges:
   Doodlecharms  3 1/2" basket,  1 1/2" eggs 
   Easter 2010  1 1/2" bunny
   Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art  1 1/2" chick 
gems: 3 small oval for jelly beans & sparkle
glitter: purple used on eggs in basket
ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
machine: Sizzix BIGkick to flatten bottlecap
metal: the Paper Studio Spare Parts purple bottle cap
paper: cardstock - Kraft, core'dinations - 2 different purples, white, yellow
ribbon: Easter Collection

stamp:  Basic Grey






















Stampin' Up: punch - 1 1/4" scallop circle
twine: purple/white 
wiggle eyes: 3mm

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/30 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Linky Party #2 Easter Eggs-travaganza  unlim 3/18
3/30 Exploring Cricut Happy Easter Ch unlim 3/25
3/30 Kraft Journal Chick's Rule Ch unlim 3/25
3/30 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1
3/31  Ribbon Carousel RCC78 Spring is in the Air unlim 3/5-31
3/31 Victorine Originals Ch55 Anything Easter unlim 3/18  

4/1 Die Cuttin Divas Ch108 Embossing w/ Ribbon 3E(#3) 3/26
4/1  Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Easter unlim 3/26

4/2 Paper Pretties Wed PWC251 Cards for the Kiddos unlim 3/27

4/3 Cute Card Thurs Ch262 Brass in Pocket unlim metal bottlecap 3/28
4/3 Delightful Sketch Ch Hippity Hoppity Bunny/Spring 3E(#3) 3/27

4/4 Totally Papercrafts Ch160 Metal 3E(#3) 3/29

4/5 2 Sisters Ch137 Sparkle N Shine unlim 3/30
4/5 Basic Grey Ch90 Happy Easter 3E(#2) 3/23 
4/5 Catch the Bug Recipe Ch Anything w/ Cardstock & Bling 3E(#3) 3/30 
4/5 Hiding In MY Craft Room HIMCR91 Freestyle 3E(#2) 3/30

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Gingerloft Kraft paper unlim 3/24

4/9 Aud Sentiments Ch77 For a Child unlim 3/27

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28

4/11 Simply Create Too Ch34 Animals 3E(#3) 3/29

4/12 My Sheri Crafts Ch107 Spring Has Sprung unlim 3/30


Bunny Carrot Easter Card

Created this card using layers, inked edges & paper piecing.
Popped up the pieces with foam adhesive.

Used carrot color layers.

Stamped the bunny on white cardstock. Stamped the Carrot on green & then on orange. Cut out the pieces putting the green top of the carrot. Placed the carrot on card next to the bunny. Cut the sentiment stamp so I could have the word 'Carrots'  stamped in orange. Stamped sentiment on left in 2 parts, black for the words with exception of word 'Carrots' stamped in orange. Used a Stampin' Up punch for sentiment tag. Inked the edges of the sentiment tag. Added ribbon. Stamped the second sentiment 'Hoppy Easter'
on white. Punched out this sentiment with a SU punch and then mounted on sentiment tag SU punch. Placed this sentiment over the ribbon.

 

























Supplies List
card base is 4 1/2" x 5 3/4"
ink:  Memento - Tangelo, Tuxedo Black
paper: cardstock - green, orange, white
ribbon: Holiday inspirations
stamp:  Inky Antics Carrot Bunny HoneyPOP
Stampin' Up: punches - Decorative Label, Modern label, Word Window  

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/30 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Linky Party #2 Easter Eggs-travaganza  unlim 3/18
3/30 Red Carpet Studio RCS#29 The Secret Garden 3E(#2) Carrot Veg Garden 3/24
3/30 Robyns Fetish Ch152 Food or Drink 3E(#2) Food - Carrot 3/24
3/30 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31
3/31  Ribbon Carousel RCC78 Spring is in the Air unlim 3/5-31
3/31 Victorine Originals Ch55 Anything Easter unlim 3/18  

4/1  Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Easter unlim 3/26

4/2 Paper Pretties Wed PWC251 Cards for the Kiddos unlim 3/27

4/3 Delightful Sketch Ch Hippity Hoppity Bunny/Spring 3E(#2) 3/27

4/4 QKR Stampede Ch32 Animal Antics 3E(#3) 3/29

4/5 2 Sisters Ch137 Sparkle N Shine unlim ribbon has glitter 3/30
4/5 Hiding In MY Craft Room HIMCR91 Freestyle 3E(#1) 3/30

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Fashionable Stamping Ch44 Paperpiecing 3E(#3) 3/24 

4/9 Aud Sentiments Ch77 For a Child unlim 3/27

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28

4/11 Simply Create Too Ch34 Animals 3E(#2) 3/29

4/12 My Sheri Crafts Ch107 Spring Has Sprung unlim 3/30

Vintage Camera Smile Card

I like photography. I like cameras.

I used Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint Vintage Camera stamp. Oh so appropriate I used TH Distress Ink vintage photo. Used My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2 sentiment "Smile." Used some vintage camera scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby that they recently received a new shipment of. Finished it off with the camera ribbon.
























Supplies List
card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black
paper: cardstock - black, Kraft, American Crafts scrapbook paper
ribbon: American Crafts camera
Spellbinder: Nest Large Labels
stamp:  My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2 sentiment "Smile"
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - vintage photo (so appropriate), stamp - Mini Blueprints Vintage Camera
 Entering this into the following challenges:

3/30 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31 LEJ Designs Ch46 Vintage or Retro 3E(#2) 3/26
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31

4/3 Cute Card Thurs Ch262 Brass in Pocket unlim 3/28

4/5 Allsorts Wk200 Vintage 3E(#1) 3/30

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Gingerloft Kraft paper unlim 3/24

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bunny Hot Air Balloon Easter Card

Created this Clean & Simple CAS Easter Card using a BugABoo digi, Bunny Hot Air Balloon.


Colored the digi on the computer with colors of the rainbow. Used scrap piece of scrapbook paper with multi-color & swirl design.


























Supplies List
digi: BugABoo Bunny Hot Air Balloon
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: cardstock - white, scrap of scrapbook paper with multi-color & swirl design
stamp: Fiskars Easter Greetings sentiment "Happy Easter!"

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/29 Catch the Bug Ch Photo Insp Rainbow in the Sky 3E(#1) 3/29
3/29 Glitter n Sparkle Ch25 Animals unlim 3/24
3/29  The Pink Elephant Ch TPE192 Clean & Simple unlim 3/25

3/30 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Linky Party #2 Easter Eggs-travaganza  unlim 3/18
3/30 One Stitch At A Time Ch156 Use a Digi lim3nonSBDS(#2)3/24

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31
3/31 Victorine Originals Ch55 Anything Easter unlim 3/18  

4/1 Digi Tues Ch203 Spring Colours unlim 3/26
4/1  Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Easter unlim 3/26

4/2 Paper Pretties Wed PWC251 Cards for the Kiddos unlim 3/27

4/3 Delightful Sketch Ch Hippity Hoppity Bunny/Spring 3E(#1) 3/27

4/4 Little Scrap Pieces Fun Fri Here Comes Peter Cottontail 1E(#1) 3/29
4/4 QKR Stampede Ch32 Animal Antics 3E(#2) 3/29

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24 

4/9 Aud Sentiments Ch77 For a Child unlim 3/27

4/11 Stampin With Dragon ch "Easter" 2E(#2) 3/29
4/11 Simply Create Too Ch34 Animals 3E(#1) 3/29

4/14 The Scrapbooking Queen Digi Ch 18 3E(#2) 3/25 

You're berry Sweet! Strawberries Anniv Card

Created this Clean & Simple mini Anniversary Card. Used C. C. Designs Cutters strawberry die, Fiskars Fresh Fruit stamps & Stampin' Up stamp. Happy abbout the way the 2 different brands Fiskars stamp & C.C. Designs Cutters strawberry die worked together. Added some strawberry ribbon.



























Supplies List
card base is 3 1/8" x 3 1/8"
die: C. C. Designs Crafts Strawberry
ink:  Memento - Lady Bug, Tuxedo Black
paper: cardstock - green, red, white
ribbon: American Crafts strawberry
stamp: Fiskars Fresh Fruit - strawberries, sentiment "You're berry Sweet!"
Stampin' Up: Teeny Tiny Wishes "Happy Anniversary" sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/29 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR90 Happy Anniv 3E(#3) 3/23
3/29  The Pink Elephant Ch TPE192 Clean & Simple unlim 3/25

3/30 Robyns Fetish Ch152 Food or Drink 3E(#2) Food - Strawberries 3/24
3/30 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28

Anniv Card Chinese Takeout Style

Created this Anniversary Card with a Chinese Takeout Style. Hubby & I like Chinese & Thai food. We have ordered take out a couple times but mostly we when we eat at a Chinese or Thai restaurant I bring home my leftovers in one of the containers. Was only making 3 Anniversary Cards for our 30th Anniversary but now I have a few more than 3.

Wanted to use a set of Lawn Fawn stamps & dies. Used a Stampin' Up "Happy Anniversary" sentiment as fortune. Used a Stitchy Bear digi, Panda Love.  Embossed the Kraft cardstock layer with Oriental Weave Bamboo embossing folder. Added some pops of red color with the brads, ribbon & stamped heart.






























Supplies List
card base is 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"
digi: Stitchy Bear Panda Love
embossing: Cuttlebug Oriental Weave embossigng folder
ink:  Memento - Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black
metal: 4 red brads in corners
paper: cardstock - Kraft, black, tan, white
ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon
Spellbinder: Nest Classic Ovals
stamp & dies: Lawn Fawn Good Fortune
   fortune cookie, sentment tag/strip, heart, container

Stampin' Up: Teeny Tiny Wishes "Happy Anniversary" sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/29 Glitter n Sparkle Ch25 Animals unlim 3/24
3/29 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR90 Happy Anniv 3E(#2) 3/23
3/29  The Pink Elephant Ch TPE192 Clean & Simple unlim 3/25

3/30 One Stitch At A Time Ch156 Use a Digi unlimSBDS Panda Love 3/24
3/30 Robyns Fetish Ch152 Food or Drink 3E(#1) 3/24
3/30 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Quotable unlim 3/25

3/31 Creative Card Crew Ch32 Masculine 3E(#3) 3/19
3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31

4/1 Die Cuttin Divas Ch108 Embossing w/ Ribbon 3E(#2) 3/26

4/3 Cute Card Thurs Ch262 Brass in Pocket unlim 3/28

4/4 QKR Stampede Ch32 Animal Antics 3E(#1) 3/29
4/4 Totally Papercrafts Ch160 Metal 3E(#2) 3/29

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Gingerloft Kraft paper unlim 3/24

4/10 Crafty Ribbons Ch42 Anything Goes w/ Ribbon unlim 3/28
4/10 Milk Coffee Anything But Square 3E(#3) 3/28

4/11 Card Makin Mamas No Patt Paper 2E(#2) 3/29

4/14 The Scrapbooking Queen Digi Ch 18 3E(#3) 3/25 


Easter Flower ATC

Created this Easter Flower ATC using Masking technique.
Stamped the Stampin' Up flower on 2 pieces of white cardstock. Stamped the sentiment on the uncut piece. Cut one of the flowers out using an SU die. Covered the uncut flower with the cut flower after stamped ink had dried to mask it. Used Tim Holtz Distress Inks without harming the stamped flower since the cut piece was masking the bottom piece. Took the cut piece away.

Added stickles to flower center that the photo does not show up as nice as it is in person.



























Supplies List
ATC card base is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Crayola: pencil colors
ink:  Memento - Cottage Ivy, Tangelo
paper: cardstock - Kraft layer, white
punch: Fiskars corner rounder 
Stampin' Up: die & stamp - Secret Garden, stamp - Teeny Tiny Wishes
stickles: Yellow - on flower center
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink -broken china, mowed lawn

Entering this into the following challenges:

3/29 2 Sisters Ch136 Easter/Spring unlim 3/23
3/29 Love to Create Ch58 Pastel Colors 3E(#3) 3/25
3/29  The Pink Elephant Ch TPE192 Clean & Simple unlim 3/25

3/30 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up & Linky Party #2 Easter Eggs-travaganza  unlim 3/18
3/30 Crafty Boots Flowers unlim 3/18
3/30 Red Carpet Studio RCS#29 The Secret Garden 3E(#2) 3/24

3/31  DLART Thankful Thurs Mar Linky Party unlim 3/7-31
3/31  Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Ch7 Anything Goes unlim 3/1-31
3/31 Victorine Originals Ch55 Anything Easter unlim 3/18  

4/1  Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Easter unlim 3/26

4/3 Brown Sugar Ch35 Flowers 2E(#1) 3/29 

4/4 ATCs with an Attitude Ch36 Easter 3E(#3) 3/22

4/6 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 3/24
4/6 Gingerloft Kraft paper unlim 3/24

4/8 Tues Alchemy Ch53 Over the Pastel Rainbow 5E(#1) 3/26

4/9 DLART Thankful Thurs Ch106 Spring 3E(#3) 3/28

4/11 Stampin With Dragon ch "Easter" 2E(#1) 3/29