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.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Paper Variety DT call!

I am sharing the info with my friends about this opportunity. 
I was featured on their blog with THIS card. 

The Paper Variety is seeking creative crafters who would like to join their Design Team!

They are looking for 4-6 new smiles to share their love of paper crafting and inspiring others - artists of all styles and experience levels. If you love paper and enjoy using it to create a variety of projects, then check out all of the details HERE.

Here are a few DT requirements:

Be able to create a variety of paper projects including layouts, cards, mini-albums, altered items, banners, decorative pieces, gift bags etc.

Submit a project every 2 weeks which follows the scheduled challenges

Have a blog and link their design team blinky on your side bar
Post current TPV challenges and your projects on your blog, linking TPV and sharing sponsor information

Use mostly current products on your projects (introduced within the past 2 years)

Comment on participant entries

Commit to a 4 month term beginning January 5th, ending April 27th

Presently there is no compensation for your DT commitment. However Abby and Suzanne do send small gifts of thanks and appreciation to each team member.

They will welcome back several current DT members AND will choose 4-6 new crafters to join them.

Applications will be accepted until December 17th midnight.
The announcement of the new team will be posted on December 22nd!

If you'd like to apply, go HERE for the info.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

wee Memories Challenge #32/ Wine Tag

Happy Thanksgiving week!  I saw the wee Memories Challenge #32 this week was to use a little dab of PINK, so I decided to whip up a wine tag.  I have made a wine tag before seen HERE in my Two Peas in a Bucket gallery, but had ideas to make it extra special.
This bottle of wine will go to our aunt this year for Christmas. 

The tag is cut 3" X 81/2" and scored at 2".  I used a 1 1/2" circle punch for the hole.  I featured Lawn Fawn's "Winter Bunny" stamped, colored and cut out.  I stamped him again on pink and cut out the scarf to piece on top and put on a little pink glitter glue.  I added liquid pearls to his tail.  The "Happy Winter" and snowflakes used on this project are from Lawn Fawn's "Frosties" set.  I stamped the snowflakes with embossing ink and used clear embossing powder then added some gems for pop.  I also added white flocking powder to the ripped edges of white for the snow.

One of the things that bothered me about my old design was the wine label showing so this time I covered it with paper cut at 5"x 10" and stamped it with Versamark and added gems with Glossy Accents.  This hides the wine label and helps my tag POP!  Using the Glossy Accents should keep those gems in place despite the handling. 

I am also submitting this tag to the Simon Says Stamp challenge called "Let it Snow"!!! and the Paper Variety Challenge #11 called "Gift Wrapping".

Stamps:  Frosties and Winter Bunny by Lawn Fawn
Inks:  Memento, Top Emboss, Versamark
Papers: stripe is K&Co. AB Lotus Pad and rest is from stash
Other: glitter glue, white flocking powder, gems, liquid pearls, glossy accents, ribbon, rick rack

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a GREAT week and BLESSED Thanksgiving day! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

wee Memories Challenge #31

Hi.  I decided to have a few minutes of fun and make a card for this week's wee Memories challenge 31 which is to use patterned paper for a card.  My papers are from GCD studios paper stack called "Canta" that I had in my stash from another project.  Hard to see, but the "hello" piece and the face of card were misted with a Perfect Pearl/water mixture. 

Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
Stamp: Hero Arts "Everyday Sayings"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Distress Faded Jeans
Other: Perfect Pearls/water mist, bling, ribbon, MM pin, pop dot

Have a great day!  -Kelly

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giveaway at Iheartart

Hi there.  I am sharing info about a giveaway at Iheartart paper and ink.  Tiffany Johnson is on her way across country with her family and is featuring guest bloggers this week.  How Fun!  AND, she is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Two Peas in  Bucket.  Come check it out HERE.  Guest blogger Nicole Maki shared these adorable bags.  I may try something like this for DH's coworkers for the holidays and put buckeyes in them. 

House is still a mess.  BIL is coming this morning to install new utility tub for us.  Old one had a crack.  I have 6 loads (minimum) of laundry to start as soon as that is done.  That pipe is connected to the washer somehow and the drainage... can't explain it.  DH and I tried a load of laundry the other day and got water on the new floor!  YIKES!  Oh, and the dishwasher is leaking too.  BIL is going to check that out and see if it is repairable.  May end up with a new dishwasher too.... so many projects... Have a great day -Kelly

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cards for Kids Drive: two more

Hello there. 
We are still knee deep in renovations.  DH is installing about 620 square feet of laminate flooring on the main level.  My house is a wreck (no kitchen sink) and I have no time to play in challenges.   So, today I am sharing a couple more quick cards for the current round of the Cards for Kids Drive hosted by Jennifer McGuire.  I made these a few weeks ago. 
You can find all the information HERE for the card drive.     These cards feature some  K&Co. dimensional stickers I found on clearance.  I hope these bring a smile!

Animal Stickers:  K & Co.
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers "MVP"
Elephant "hi": Lawn Fawn "Harold's ABC"
Other:  Balloon punch, string, pop dots

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 
Go BUCKS!   -Kelly

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cards for Kids Drive

Hello.  Not much crafting here this week as we are having some flooring installed by DH and BIL and the house is a wreck.  I thought I'd share a few cards I made a few weeks ago for the Cards for Kids Drive this month.  The cards are due by November 30.  Jennifer McGuire has led this drive for about a year now calling for cards for ill children and their families. 

Here's one:

I found the dimensional sticker set of animals on clearance at Hobby Lobby. 
The blue is embossed with the Cuttlebug using the Spots-n-Dots folder. 
The sentiment is stamped with Harold's ABCs by Lawn Fawn
The "hello" was cut on the Cricut with Storybook. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  -Kelly

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thank You Mod Podge!

Hello.  I few weeks ago one of my spider cards won challenge #26 at wee Memories.  I wanted to give a shout out to Mod Podge for being the sponsor of that prize and shipping it so quickly.... LOOK at the bottle with the pink label: SPARKLE!  OOOOOhhhhh that looks so fun to try!  Well, THANK YOU Mod Podge for sponsoring the challenge and thank you to wee Memories for all the fun each week! 

 Here's the card:

Here's the original post with the card and details.
Have a great day!  Kelly