Friday, December 17, 2010

Paper Variety #14

Today's card was inspired by Paper Variety's challenge #14 this week.  The cute photo at the bottom of the post is the inspiration.  My card features an Imaginisce dog stamp.  I colored him with pencils and then added liquid pearls to his belly and glossy accents to his nose.  The hat was cut out of some patterned paper I had and I added the liquid pearls to it for texture.  I created the sentiment myself on the computer and printed it on colored paper.  It actually has pop dots behind it.  This challenge is generously sponsored by Cosmo Cricket!  YUM!

Here's the ADORABLE inspiration photo.  I just wanna snuggle that face!

Sorry for the dark photos.  I usually take mine outside but due to over 3 inches of snow on the ground I decided to stay inside, ha ha.  Stay warm! 
Thanks for coming by my blog today!  -Kelly

Paper:  MME, cardstock
Stamp: Imaginisce
Ink: Memento
Tools:  Spellbinder labels Eight, Crop-a-Dile
Misc: brads, string, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls by Ranger, pop dots

Thursday, December 16, 2010

CCC #35/ Treat Bags 2010

Are you knee deep in holiday projects?  I am nearing the surface, ha ha.
Today I am sharing the treat bags I made this year for DH's coworkers.

I have featured Lawn Fawn's "Winter Bunny" (my theme for this year).
He's on our Christmas card shown HERE

I got the kraft bags at Michaels, painted them with white acrylic paint and stamped the snowflakes from Lawn Fawn's "Frosties" set with Brilliance white ink and put a dot of Stickles in the centers and in the snow.  Originally, I was going to adhere torn white paper for the snow or felt, but I saw THIS POST by Nicole Maki where she painted on lunch bags so I decided to do that.  Quick and easy!  I then added the bunny which I had previously stamped, colored, cut out, flocked (scarf) and pearlized (ears and tail).  WHEW!  I sent out about 65 cards and there are 25 treat bags.... and I still have bunnies stamped and colored on a sheet of paper... so I guess I did that bunny about 90 times...

Treat bags inside are filled with homemade buckeyes, turtles and dipped pretzels. 

Tip for painting the bags:  I put a sheet of paper in the sides to keep the sides neater.  I had a couple bags with paint on the back fold and this helped....

Thought this was funny. Drying time!

I am submitting this project to the City Crafter Challenge #35: use Kraft paper. 
This week's challenge is sponsored by Di's Digi Designs. 

Thanks for stopping by the old bloggity today. 
Three inches of snow outside. 
Stay Warm!  -Kelly

Kraft bags, treat bags and ribbon: Michaels
Ink: Memento (bunny), Brilliance (snowflakes)
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Frosties" and "Winter Bunny"
Misc: MS flocking powder in ladybug red, liquid pearls, Stickles "crystal", white acrylic paint, colored pencils, blender pen, red marker

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Treat Bags

Sharing some treat bags I made last year for DH's coworkers. 

I believe the paper is by My Minds Eye stack. 
It's long gone so I am not sure of the name. 
Got it at Hobby Lobby.

They were inspired by THIS post by Jennifer McGuire. 
She has a video with the instructions!

 Making buckeyes for this year's bags. 
The bags are completely different.  They are ready, just need the treats. 
I'll share them soon! They are VERY cute!
Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Limelight Papercrafts Sketch 62

Today's card was inspired by Limelight Papercraft's challenge 62 this week. 
The challenge is to use the sketch below with some SPARKLE!    I decided to make a card for my brother's birthday.  He's a New Years Eve baby!  I added glitter to the polka dot patterned paper used for the star and the inside balloon cut from the paper. 
A touch of glitz, but still manly!

Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Paper: Me and My Big Ideas "Traveler"
Ink: Distress in Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo
Stamps: Hero Arts "Classic Messages"
Other: Twine by The Twinery, 1" circle punch, Cricut George (star and 2" circle), chipboard circle, diamond Stickles, generic orange glitter glue

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Let it Snow... wee Memories #34

The wee Memories challenge 34 this week (sponsored by DeNami Designs) is to make a project inspired by a holiday song.  My inspirations are from the songs  "Let it Snow" and "Oh Christmas Tree" as well as a rug I found at Lowe's which is shown below. 

I stamped the trees and then stamped the snowflakes in the background with Top Emboss ink and clear embossing powder.  After that dried, I inked the background with Antique Linen, Faded Jeans and Weathered Wood Distress Inks.  I wiped off the ink from the snow flakes.  The ornaments on the middle tree are red gems and it is topped with a star brad.  There's a hint of snow on the trees with 3D paint.   The snow on the bottom is white felt. 

the rug:

Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Ink: Top Emboss; Peeled Paint, Weather Wood, Antique Linen, and Faded Jeans Distress
Stamps: Frosties by Lawn Fawn and tree had no ID
Other: felt, gems, brad, Scribbles 3D paint, clear embossing powder

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #88

Hi there.  I made different Christmas card from the other I posted.  This card was inspired by the photo below for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #88 generously sponsored by Lawn Fawn.   I had a holly leaf stamp in a Stampin Up set that went perfectly with the challenge so I dusted it off and went to off to play!  Love this paper stack by MME!  Love my Labels Eight die set here by Spellbinders.  I have Labels One on my wish list. 
I've been nice so we'll see what Santa brings!

My card:

Here's the cupcake:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Kelly

Stamps:  holly and sentiment by Stampin Up, "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC" by Lawn Fawn

Ink: Memento and Distress (Fired Brick and Broken China)

Paper: My Mind's Eye "Countdown to Christmas"

Other:  Labels Eight Spellbinders Nestabilities, gems and red floss

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

OTWC #36: browns

Today's card was inspired by the Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge #36.  It features a monochromatic color scheme of browns.  I love this little puppy stamp!  The shading on the puppy's side looks really red in the photo, but not as much in real life.  This card will go to a teen helper at church for serving in the preschool ministry.  Thanks to Artfuldelight for sponsoring this week's challenge. 

Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Ink: Memento, Versamark
Stamp: "Bannerific" and "Harold's ABC" by Lawn Fawn, Puppy by Imaginisce, Star by Stampin' Up
Other: Baker's twine by The Twinery, Glossy Accents on pup's nose and tongue, MS lady bug red flocking powder on his ears, star brads by MM, colored pencils, Cuttlebug "Stars", Labels Eight Spellbinder Nestabilities

Monday, December 6, 2010

EBTKS #28: Texture, Baby!

Today I am sharing a ramped-up version of my Christmas card. 
I had a blast coming up with ways to make aspects of the card pop! 

The Winter Bunny was stamped with Memento ink, colored with pencils and blended.  I used a red marker for the scarf.  I cut the bunny out and added flocking powder to his scarf (keep him nice and warm) and perfect pearls to his tail.   I did this over 70 times for my cards and other Christmas projects. (yeah, I'm a little nuts, but I just love this bunny). I used the MS Circle Cutter to make the shaped card at 4".  The background is stamped with Lawn Fawn's Frosties and embossed with clear powder.  I added some gems to a few flakes.  I ripped white paper for the snow and then covered it with cotton ballsI like that the scarf is unattached b/c I think it gives the bunny movement. 


Thanks to Limelight Papercrafts for sponsoring the wee Memories challenge!  

I am also submitting this card to the City Crafters "Let it Snow" challenge 34
generously sponsored by Cheryl Nelson

I'll share the card I massed produced to send out later this week. 
VERY similar to this, but I took out a few steps to save some time. 
Thanks for looking!  -Kelly

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's Frosties and Winter Bunny
Inks: Top Emboss and Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: colored pencils, Perfect Pearls, cotton balls, gems, MS ladybug red flocking powder, MS circle cutter

favorite song right now...

I am still working on Christmas cards.  I am SO LOVIN' this song right now:

Beckah Shae's "Life"  She's a contemporary Christian artist.  click the arrow to play it

Just wanted to share.... Hard to write out cards while rockin' to this!  tee hee
I'll be sharing my cards soon and I have another I need to make for a challenge if I find time.