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

Thursday, November 4, 2010

You Are a Blessing

You are a Blessing. 
Those are powerful words as it means that you have touched someone's life in a special way.  Since I had the lunch bags out from THIS project, I decided to get a head start on some teacher treats for Thanksgiving.  I hadn't planned on giving them something, but half-off Hersey kisses and the lunch bags gave me the inspiration.  And then came the sentiment... I saw it on a Lawn Fawn set and it's been in my mind ever since.  Just such a nice thing to say so I stamped it out with another Lawn Fawn alpha set.  I stamped the leaves and colored them with 4 different watercolor pencils and then blended them with a blender pen.  It is hard to see but one of the leaves on the card and the envelope have glitter on them and the middle one on the card is popped with dimensional foam.  I made three sets (bag, card and envelope) as teacher gifts. 

This project has been submitted to the following challenges:
wee Memories Challenge #29:  Free for All sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
Cupcake Craft Challenge 115: Thank you with autumnal colors sponsored by Some Odd Girl and Simon Says Stamp
Tuesday Throwdown #24: theme of thanks sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Bunny Zoe's Crafts #5:  Autumnal Love sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Harold's ABCs", Stampin' Up leaf, swirl
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, versamark
Coloring:  watercolor pencils and blending pen
Other: Corner Chomper, glitter

Have a great day and may you be BLESSED today!  -Kelly

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pink, Black and White

Hello.  This little card will be headed to my friend's daughter who turns 5 this weekend.  I figure most girls like PINK so hopefully it will be a hit.  I stamped the white background with the Hero Arts "Friend Definition" stamp.  The design was inspired by Kazan's sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You and the color scheme was inspired by Color Cue (see below).


Submitted to Challenges:
2 Sketches 4 You:  sketch #65
wee Memories Challenge #29:  free for all sponsored by Simon Says Stamp
wplus9 Design Studio Color Cue9 : pink, white, black/gray

Inks: Stampin' Up pink and Distress aged mahogany
Stamp: Hero Arts "Friend Definition"
Paper: stash
Embossing:  Cuttlebug with "Swiss Dots" folder
Other: flowers from stash, brad from MM, EK "donut chain: punch

Thanks for looking!  -Kelly