Friday, July 27, 2012

EP Christmas card: Santa

Fun to combine challenges and see what ya come up with. 
I normally do not sew on cards (I stink at it) and was excited to try a bit of it.

Here's a Christmas card combing 3 challenges:  
Paper and Such: add stitching
Jingle Belles: Santa Baby

The Craft's Meow July Sketch:

Papers and stickers from Echo Park's "Merry Christmas" collection
Other: Spellbinders Labels One dies, Hemptique string,
Distress ink in Antique Linen , Liquid Pearls

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

SI330: Sydney at 1 1/2

Our dog has so much personality.
I tried to capture a bit of that in this layout.
The pictures are from 2007 when Sydney was 1 1/2 years old.

I used sketch #330 from Sketch Inspiration for the layout design.
I LOVE this sketch b/c it is perfect for using up a 6x6 pad.
I scrap boys so all of my 12x12 papers are in boy colors.
Miss Sydney likes a little bit more girly stuff... hee hee

Sketch #330

 Papers: MME Stella and Rose "Hazel" 6x6 pad and Bazzill background
Chipboard stickers: BG "Lemonade"
Letters:  AC, MM and Recollections
Other: Fiskars punch, string, tiny attacher 

In addition the the Sketch Inspiration challenge, I am also entering this 
into Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge 

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Christmas Card with EP

SO excited to find a Christmas challenge blog!
Thanks to Lauren Bergold for commenting on my blog.
I went to look at her blogs and found the Jingle Belles challenge
for Christmas cards all year long!

My card features Echo Park's Merry Christmas collection.
I cut the tree from Create-a-Critter cartridge at 3 1/2".
I loved this card by Jean Martin and decided to use a chipboard piece behind my tree.
It is popped in front of the Lacey Circle Spellbinders die cut.

The design is inspired by The Craft's Meow July Sketch:
I flipped it a bit and centered the image. 

Papers: Echo Park, baby!
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's "Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum"
Inks: Memento brown and Vintage Photo distress
Other: TH tiny attacher, Hemptique string, gems

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles: red OR green, not both!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, July 20, 2012

Belated Birthday Card

Sharing a belated birthday card I made for my brother-in-law.
I was a week late, so I thought a special belated theme cards was in order.

I started with the sentiment and snail for a CAS look. 
Then saw the Lawnscaping photo inspiration and thought I'd have
Mr. Snail carry BALLOONS and then added the hill for a belated feel.

The background was created with distress inks. 

Stamps: "Harold's ABCs" and "Critters in the Burbs" by Lawn Fawn
Papers: LF "The Bright Side" and BG "Olivia", Bazzill cardstock
Inks: Memento black, Distress in Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Peeled Paint
Other" balloon punch, Fiskars grass punch, MM wire, Hemptique string, Prismacolor pencils

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking,