Wednesday, August 29, 2012

L40: Make a background

Had some fun making this little gem.
Created the background using two stamps from Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum"
using white embossing powder.  I did two lines at a time.

Stamps by Lawn Fawn
Paper: cs by Bazzill and patterned papers by MME
Other: embossing powder, Spellbinders Wonky rectangles, Hemtique string, Fiskars punch

I am entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge #40
Make Your Own Background Paper
and Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes!

All was well and good until I stabbed myself with the
stick pin I had in my bottle of Glossy Accents.
 And we're not talking a prick, but the thing was REAL deep and ached for a while.
So glad not to get any blood on the card after painstakingly making that background!
hee hee

Thanks for looking... and be careful out there crafters, it is a dangerous game we play....

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joyful Reindeer

Back again with another Christmas card.
This one features a new stamp design company,
Deasy Designs, and her "Tis the Season" set.
The super cute papers are MME "Merry".

The design was inspired by the Craft's Meow store August Sketch challenge:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles Bingo Challenge  (bling (Stickles), stickers, ribbon)

Stamps: Deasy Designs
Papers: MME
Other: strings, distress ink in Broken China, Stickles, EP letter stickers

Thanks for looking,

Monday, August 27, 2012

Composition Books

Back to school for both boys.  
One is in second grade and the other is in half-day kindergarten.
They both seem to be enjoying school so far.

I am sharing a couple composition books I decorated for some teachers.
I like mine to be as flat as possible to easily slide into a bag.

All of the sides are covered but I didn't photograph the others.

Papers: DCWV and Paper Studio
Other: MM flowers, Jolee's thumb tacks, mod podge

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #175:  Back to the Books

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, August 23, 2012

at the beach (I wish...)

Hey there!
Sharing a fun little card today that features Lawn Fawn's "Swimsuit Season".
I had used the sentiment from this set, but never the images.
Time to get it inky!

Stamps; Lawn fawn
Papers: Echo Park
Ribbon: net ribbon from Ribbon Carousel
Other: Glossy Accents on glass, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, foam dimension

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays #66:  Splish Splash- things seen at the ocean

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Birthday Daisies

Sharing a card I just love!
These MME papers go so beautifully together for this sketch.

I combined two challenges, one to use patterned papers and 
another to use a sketch and came up with this cutie.

I stamped the flowers on 3 different papers from the pad 
and glued them on top of the full stamped image.
I added a bit of shiny paint to accent the center of the flowers.

Here's the sketch from The Craft's Meow:

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper and Such: Just Stamp on it (Stamp on designer paper)

Stamps: Paper and Such "Daisies" and Hero Arts "You're the Best" sentiment
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose "Hazel"

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, August 17, 2012

JB Challenge: Christmas card

Sharing a card I made for the current Jingle Belles challenge.
Papers and stickers are from Echo Park.

Here's the Sketch:

Papers: Echo park "Merry Christmas"

Our main computer is down and I had to take the photo with my iphone so it's a bit blurry.
DH has called an IT guy and we'll see.... ugh.  I had a lot of photos backed up but not the summer ones, but they may still be on my camera. Great picture of this card on there too..
******Back your treasures up************
Have a great day,

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

thank you card featuring Lawn Fawn

HI there!
Sharing a "thank You" card I made for someone.

CAS look.  
Used Lawn Fawn's "On the Mend" flower vase and a 
Lawn Fawn "thank you" that was a freebie in one of my orders.

I scored the top and then embossed the "thank you" in white.

I used 3 different colored pink pencils on the flower and added a bit of Stickles.
I put  a touch of Glossy Accents on the vase.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Catered Crop: feature WHITE


 Thank you so much for stopping by,

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weeeeeee! another Halloween card

Sharing another Halloween card I made using the Craft's Meow August sketch.
This one features their "Typically Teen" set.

I am just "over the moon" with this set... get it?  I know... I know....

I heat embossed the "moon" in white and added a "swoosh" 
to show the witch's flight path using another stamp from the set. 

Trying to show the background stamping on the black die cut:

The Craft's Meow August Sketch

 I am entering this card into the Craft's Meow August Sketch Challenge

Typically Teen set images used in background: 

Papers: WRMK
Stamps: Craft's Meow
Witch: K and Company

Thank you so much for looking,

Friday, August 10, 2012

Birthday Butterfly

Browsed through challenge blogs last night while watching the Olympics 
and designed a card inspired by a few.

The design is inspired by The Craft's Meow August Sketch. 
The watercolor background colors were inspired by the latest Runway challenge photo. 
 I chose the colors from the dress (on my phone the third color looked more pumice, 
but on the computer looks more green, go figure...) and loved the movement of it so 
I chose a butterfly to represent that movement.

For the background panel, I stamped Concord, Pumice and Spiced Marmalade inks onto my mat, sprayed it with water and perfect Pearls and inked up my white cardstock.  
LOVE the look!
I embossed the butterfly on patterned paper and embossed the sentiment on cardstock.


Blooms (in patterned paper)

RIC #17 Inspiration Photo: Carlos Miele

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Patterned Papers: Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Hero Arts (butterfly) and Craft's Meow (sentiment)
Inks: distress in concord, pumice, spiced marmalade
Other: Embossing powder, ribbon, Spellbinders wonky rectangles, Corner Chomper, Stickles

Thank you so much for visiting!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Frankenstein a bit EARLY!

Hey there.
After a 14 day battle with bronchitis, 
I found a little energy late last week to work on my older son's Halloween 2011 layout.
I decided to play with the papers and make a Halloween card while it was all out.  This year will be our 5th annual Halloween Party and I'll use this as one of the invitations.

I used the Craft Meow's "Typically Teen" set on the circle die cut.
(Pumice splatters and Marmalade paint swipe)

Papers are from the We R Memory Keepers "Spookville" collection.
The design is from the Craft's Meow August Sketch.

Simon Says Stamp: Bingo!

I am entering this card into the Craft's Meow August Sketch contest
as well as the Simon Says Stamp Bingo! challenge. 
I have another card in the works, just need time to finish it! 

Papers: WRMK
Stamps: Craft's Meow "Typically Teen"
Distress Inks:  Spiced marmalade, pumice, dusty concord, weathered wood
Embellies: K and Co., string

Thanks for looking,

Friday, August 3, 2012

CFC64: baby boy card

Sharing a baby boy card I made for my church.
Features Echo Park's "Little Boy" collection.
This was a quick card using a card stock sticker from the collection.

I am entering this card in the CAS-ual Fridays challenge #64: On Cloud 9: things in the sky

I am TOTALLY enjoying the Olympics! 
Thanks for looking,