Monday, May 28, 2012

L34: Have a Picture Perfect Summer!

Sharing a card I made for one of my son's teachers.
This card features stamps by Lawn Fawn and paper from Echo Park's "Splash" collection.
The camera and "picture perfect" sentiment were heat embossed.

The "ball" was punched out of one of the papers. 
Not sure what it was supposed to be, maybe a pinwheel? 

Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Say Cheese", "Swimsuit Season", "Quinn's ABCs and "Harold's ABcs"
Papers: Echo Park
Other: Uniball pen, gems

I am submitting this card into the Lawnscaping #34: Embossing Challenge

Thanks for Looking,

Friday, May 25, 2012

L34: Cutlery Holders

Going to be a hot one this weekend!
I was working in my craft space today and it was getting rather toasty in there.
The AC has been turned on...

Sharing a little project I made for an upcoming teacher appreciation luncheon for my younger son's preschool staff.  I can't believe we are finished with preschool. In fact, I took the little guy to the doctor today for his check-up and kindergarten shots.  
He was very excited to tell his brother that he had gotten the shots 
was was now ready to start kindergarten after the summer is over.  

I took some small bags, cut them down with pinking scissors, 
dry embossed them with the "thanks" folder in the cuttlebug.  

Looks better "live". 
 If you click on the photo you can probably see the embossed bag better.
Another mom donated yellow plates so I found yellow 
cutlery and used my Twinery butter cream twine. 

Here's the back.  
I secured the twine with a little cute washi tape:

My tag was stamped with the Lawn Fawn chevron and 
then I heat embossed the "thank you" in black.

I saw this project on Pinterest.
HERE is the blog post with picnic ideas. 

I am submitting this project in the Lawnscaping #34: Embossing Challenge (heat or dry)

Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

White Daisies

Back again today with another card.
This one will be for my son's teacher. 
 I made it to coordinate with the black and red bag I made HERE.

Trying to show the sheen of the liquid pearls on the petals and the
Stickles and black paint on the centers:

I am submitting this card into the Paper and Such "black, white and 1 color" challenge.

Stamps:  Daisies by Paper and Such
Paper: MME "The Bright Side One"
Ink: Memento
Other: Washi tape, Liquid Pearls, red Stickles, shiny black fabric paint

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Get Well Card

Made a little get well card today.
Features MME "On the Bright Side One" 6x6 pad
and a sentiment by Paper and Such "Get Well Chick"

The banner is handmade.  
The idea came from Jennifer McGuire's blog a while back.
I scored the ends and folded them.  Then I hand cut the ends.

Here's the Sketch

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:
Paper and Such Sketch Challenge
Paper and Such Sentiment Only Challenge

FYI: Everything in the store at Paper and Such is 25% off until Wednesday 5/23 including cute clear stamps, TWINE, and paper pads and no code is needed! 

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 17, 2012

BG: Baby Card

Here's a card I made for the "welcome baby" ministry at church.
This card features Basic Grey papers "Oliver" and 
Lawn Fawn's stamp set "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum".

red version:

 blue/green version:

I am submitting this card into the Basic Grey challenge: Anything Goes

Stamps: Lawn Fawn, sentiments Stampin' Up! & HA
Paper: Basic Grey
Other: Spellbinders, Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for looking,

Monday, May 14, 2012

ker-SPLAT: gift bags

After reading through a couple of challenges, 
I decided to take on a couple as well as try TWO new things!
This is the first time I have used washi tape (LOVE IT!!) 
as well as my first time attempting a splatter.

I don't have any mists, so I took a little Making Memories paint and 
stirred in a generous amount of water and then went OUTSIDE!

I practiced the splatter on some paper and then flicked away at the bags.
I am really happy with the results.  Really fun to try a new technique.

I stamped the daisy image, and then paper pieced and popped them.

These will be gift bags for my boys' main teachers. 
I think they will pick out plants to put in them.

These have a mix of yellow and orange Stickles in the centers of the flowers: 

This one was made in the elementary school colors:

I added shiny fabric paint to the centers:

I am submitting this project into the following challenges:
Paper and Such: May flowers

Stamps: Daisies by Paper and Such, "thank you" by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento
Others: MM paint, Prismacolor pencils, washi by K& CO and Bella Blvd

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Treats

Made little treat bags for the boys' teachers for teacher appreciation week.
The chevron is a stamp by Lawn Fawn.
I found the pun on Pinterest from a blog called Crafts by Friends.  
There's a bunch of cute sayings there for a variety of candies.

I am submitting this project into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Sweet Tooth challenge
Lawnscaping #33: Clean and Simple

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TPC115 and CFC51: birthday birdie!

Hi there.
Sharing a little happy birthday card.
I embossed the chevron in the background with white powder.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally PaperCrafts #115: white on white (except for the image)

Ink: Memento and embossing ink
Misc: ribbon, glue dots, Prismascolor pencils, Copic, Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

CC: "B" is for Boat!

Sharing a card today that I made for my little baby card ministry at church.
Features Echo Park's "Little Boy" collection of paper and cardstock stickers.

I am submitting this card for the Catered Crop challenge: The Letter "B"
I am featuring the BOAT sticker on this card for a baby boy!

Paper and stickers by Echo Park
Twine is from The Twinery

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 3, 2012

BG67, S67, TPV: Mother's Day Card #2

Hello again.
Busy week here with T-ball, Bible study group, 
mom's night at preschool and oldest son's 7th birthday on Friday.

I combined a couple challenges and made another Mother's Day card.

I stamped the flower on two different BG papers from the collection and paper pieced them.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Basic Grey #67: 1 image (flower stamp), 2 papers from BG, 3 embellies (pin, gems, doily)
Scrapfit #67: use a doily
The Paper Variety: Handmade flowers

Papers: Basic Grey "Oliver"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Layered Flowers" and "Classic Messages"
Ink: Distress Barn Door
Misc: doily, gems, pin, pop dots
Thanks for looking,

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

PageMaps: We'll take THAT one....

Sharing a layout of the old doggie today.
This is when we first met our Sydney Anne...

ahhhh... with a few of her siblings....

The layout is based on a sketch from PageMaps for the Bella Blvd Sketch contest:

For the other side of the LO, I just copied her registration papers on good card stock...

And here's Sydney Anne all grown up at age 6! 
Same smile as her momma!

Papers: SEI Park Buddies
Stickers: Karen Foster and MM
Punch: EK donut chain

Thanks for looking,