Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BG63, SSS, L28: masculine birthday card

Been doing a lot of scrapbooking, but took a break to make a card  for 
one of many birthdays to come in our family.  
I decided to make one a little on the masculine side and used 
Basic Grey's "Oxford" papers with a splash of "Granola".  

I distressed the edges of the star panel and used two distress inks to color the "hi".
I love how it turned out.  Really matches! 

The pup was stamped on the same paper as the back panel, 
but I pounced him a little with Vintage Photo.
Gave the card a little mist of perfect pearls/water.
There's a metallic gem for the collar and a dot of shiny dimensional paint on his nose.

Papers: BG "Oxford" and "Granola"
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Critters in the Burbs" and "Quinn's ABCs"
Ink: Memento black, Distress in Barn Door and Fired Brick, Vintage Photo
Other: Spellbinders Wonky rectangles, Sizzix star, Hemptique hemp cord, Perfect Pearls, TH edge distressor, gem, shiny fabric paint, Cuttlebug star

I am submitting card into the following challenges:
Basic Grey #63: Wish Upon a Star
Lawnscaping #28: Distress Mania
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Can you see my "watermark"?  
I have fiddled and fiddled and fiddled and FINALLY figured out how to do it!  
Just needs to be bigger...
Thanks for looking,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I can do ALL things...

Hi there.
Sharing a card I made for a set.
It features an inspiration stamp by Verve and 
paper from Basic Grey's "Life of the Party" 6x6 pad.

I sat and just stared at the "ruler" sheet and had that stamp on my desk.
I kept looking back and forth and it came to me... His power is immeasurable.
I cut the ruler sheet from the pad into strips and "wrapped" it to look like those fabric tapes.

Stamps: Verve Plain Janes
Ink: Distress Barn Door
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Types
Other: Spellbinder Nestabilities wonky rectangles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: 3 different patterned papers (all 3 from BG pad)
Lily Pad Cards: Use Patterned Papers

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Girly Airplane card

Made a girly birthday card featuring the airplane 
from Lawn Fawn and Echo Park's "Country Drive"collection.
I have made an airplane card for a boy HERE.
I stamped the plane, banner and clouds out of patterned papers and cut them out.
The tree line is from one of the papers. 

The banner and plane are raised with dimensional foam.
I added a touch of Glossy Accents to the plane.

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's "Bannerific", "Bon Voyage" and "Harold's ABCs"
Ink: Memento Black and Distress Spun Sugar
Papers: Echo Park's "Country Drive" and Neenah white
Other: Twine from The Twinery, Glossy Accents, Prismacolor pencils, foam

I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Lily Pad Cards: Patterned Paper sponsored by Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for Looking,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last EP Valentine

Last Echo Park Valentine.

Papers and stickers from Echo Park "Be Mine" collection.
There was SO MUCH paper in that collection.
I still have some left!   

There's Glossy Accents on the butterfly and a dab of Liquid Pearls on the heart.

Thanks for looking,

Coming soon.... 
Lawn Fawn meets Echo Park's "Country Drive"

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Party Picture "booth"

Busy weekend here but I wanted to share an idea I had while lying in bed one morning.
I am one of the room moms for our oldest son and we were going to 
have stations for the 1st grade party.
I needed another station.

Then a light bulb went off and I remembered the Lawn Fawn facebook pictures from CHA.
They made large cut outs of many of their stamps including their Polaroid stamp 
and took pictures of themselves with visitors.  

I decided to make one myself and use it as a photo booth at the party.  
They can have their picture made with just themselves or with a friend.  
I'll print them out later and send them back to school with my son.

20x30 foam board from Michael's Crafts $1.50

Draw and cut out the frame with a nice sharp box cutter.  
My sides are 2 inches wide.

I painted mine grey with Acrylic Paint (.59).  This DID warp the board a bit.

Decorate with stickers, die cute shapes and gems. 

My adorable (trust me) anonymous model:

Stations for our Valentine Party:
- Picture "booth"
-Tattoo  station
- Pin the arrow on the cupid
- Toss the ping pong balls into the cups/get it the red cup = prize
- Guess the number of candies in the bag (closest guess wins the treats)
- "Paint" your cookie edible craft
-Whole group story and Bingo

Idea: Lawn Fawn inspired
Papers: Echo Park "Be Mine"
Other: foam board, box cutter, glue, acrylic paint

I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp: Love is in the Air challenge

I think the kids will have fun with this. 
The other mom is making a crown for them to wear in the picture.

The back can be decorated for a different theme or for a birthday party if you don't allow overhang like I did.  I let things hang off a bit since the board warped. 
Next time, I may cover with paper and ATG adhesive to prevent warping.
Thanks for looking,

Friday, February 10, 2012

L27, SSS, CFC39: Beary Happy Valentine

Sharing a Valentine I made for my 4 year old.  
He loves his Mr. Bear so I thought this would be the perfect image for him. 
Boyish colors with just a splash of Valentine pink.

The bear was stamped and cut out.  
The flag was stamped, cut out and I used tiny letter stickers for a small sentiment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Love is in the Air
CAS-ual Fridays #39: paper piecing
Lawnscaping #27: Photo Inspiration/Valentine

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum" and "Cruisin Through Life" and Stampendous notepad image
Papers: Echo Park's "Be Mine" collection
Other: twine from The Twinery, MM stick pin, heart punch, foam dimensional, Recollections stickers

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

L27 & SSS: Masculine Valentine

Valentine for the hubby.
Masculine colors here used for my man.
I stamped the image and sentiment and embossed it with
black embossing powder on the red and the polka dot paper.
The drum is raised with foam.

 Patterned papers are from Echo Park's "Be Mine" Collection
and the drum and sentiments are from Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum".
The cute twine is from The Twinery.

The red panel was made with Spellbinder Wonky Rectangles:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Love is in the Air

I posted a similar card yesterday, but thought this one rocked
bit more for the Lawnscaping challenge!
Need to use that embossing powder more.  It just sings on the card!
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SSS: "You Rock" Valentine

Back again with another Valentine.
This one features Echo Park "Be Mine" paper collection 
and Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum".
As soon as I saw that musical note paper in the collection I thought of the LF drum!

I stamped the notepaper and then stamped the drum image and the sentiment.
I stamped the drum and sticks on coordinating papers and then paper pieced them.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Love is in the Air

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum"and a clearance set at HL (notepad image)
Ink: Memento and Distress Spun Sugar
Papers: Echo Park "Be Mine"
Other: floss, foam dimensional

Thanks for looking.
I have more Valentines to share...
Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SSS and L27: Valentine

Sharing another Valentine today.
Papers are by Echo Park.
The adorable paper pieced bear is from Lawn Fawn.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Animal Antics
Lawnscaping #27: photo inspiration (Valentine) 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum"
Papers: Echo Park "Be Mine" collection
Ink: Memento
Other: floss, balloon punch, cardstock

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

EP Valentines 5 & 6

Today's first Valentine also features Echo Park's "Be Mine" collection as well as a 
cupid stamp I picked up for $1.50 on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

I stamped the cupid on the letter sticker as well as the pink paper and paper pieced him. 
There's a little Glossy Accents on the bow and heart.

 Here's another one that features the big cage cardstock sticker from the collection:

Glossy Accents on the cage and Stickles on the rest of the sticker. 
Edges inked with Distress Spun Sugar.

Thanks for looking,

ETA:  My first card in my EP series I posted on the EP FB page is 
featured today on the Echo Park blog today!  Squeal!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

EP Valentine #4

Back again with another Echo Park "Be Mine" Valentine.

I added Stickles to the "key" word and 
Glossy Accents on the key image, "hi" letter stickers, crown and tiny heart. 

Thanks for looking,