Sunday, May 3, 2015

Pilin' on the Ladies

The theme this week at Pile It On is Mother/Woman. We're sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps so I used this Fairy Princess by Molly Harrison to make a Mother's Day card.


The sentiment is by TLC Creations. I used a Spellbinders die set & my BigShot for all the die cuts. The wood house embellishment was painted with a glittery white Wink of Stella pen.



Challenges/Inspiration:
RRR #117
Crafty Ribbons: Ribbon
Creative Corner: For Mom
Digi Sketch Challenge: Sketch
DoubleClick Skittles: For a Mom/Girl
QKR Stampede #137: Mother's Day Cards
Really Reasonable Ribbon #117: Photo Inspiration + Ribbon
Simply Create Too #84: Pretty Woman
Stuck on U Diecut Challenge: Mother + Die Cut
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #181: Anything Goes/Family Friendly



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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Over the Moon - Non-traditional Baby Projects with the UnstampaBelles

I really enjoyed making my fur-baby card for the UnstampaBelles' April Challenge, but I also made this Accordion card using papers from Graphic45's Mother Goose collection.

The UnstampaBelle's challenge is to make a Baby project with non-traditional elements. I went with a Vintage style, and used lots of brown distress ink...I have a rule about not using brown on baby cards, guess why! But I think this make would make a fun card to give at a Baby Shower.


I used dies from SweetStamps for the flowers & flourishes on the outside.

I traced the chipboard stars onto a matching cardstock which I covered with glow-in-the-dark glitter. I heat-embossed the chipboard stars with different powders, distressed them a bit, and edged the pieces with a gold leaf pen. I used a die from the Accordion card set to cut out two of the pieces, and strung the stars with ribbon.

I used a clear plastic Popeze PopBlock to adhere the little Spoon & Dish in one of the interior corners (I cut the image from the same Graphic45 paper I used for this whole project).


Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teamies and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles! You can link up your projects until the end of the month today!, but remember that you can't use ANY STAMPS (digi or otherwise.)

Inspiration/Challenges:
Ooh La La Creations #179: Nursery Times
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper (4th entry)
Mema's Challenge: Use a Punch or Die


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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Pilin' on the Patterns

The theme this week at Pile It On is Same Pattern different ways. I chose to work with a zig-zag pattern (it's cool to call it Chevron.) This Kite digi stamp is a freebie from our sponsor, Digital Delights.

The color scheme was inspired by the tertiary colors yellow-orange/blue-violet and blue-green/red-orange. I printed the kite on white cardstock (for the base) and then on 3 patterned designer papers. I cut out the white piece with deckle scissors (a great technique my Mom taught me) and pieced the patterned papers onto it. I colored the kite's flags with a Copic marker; the original paper is white with brown. I enlarged a set of the flags to fit the sentiment, a stamp from Art Impressions.


Challenges/Inspiration:
Freshly Made Sketches: Sketch #183 + Clean Lines
Shopping Our Stash #198: Use you oldest embossing supplies (I've had these embossing folders for at least 3 years)
The Crafting Cafe April Challenge: Flights of Fancy


Update: This was chosen as one of the Top 3 for Shopping Our Stash #198 as well as at The Crafting Cafe!
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Not-so-tiny Dancer

A very special lady is having her birthday next week, so I used one of my favorite rubber stamps from Art Impressions:

I used a red & blue color scheme, fudging a bit with the background DP. The background and the doily die cut are actually one piece of paper; I die-cut the shape from the double-sided DP and used the opposite side for the doily. I colored the fun image with Copic markers and gel pens, and added sparkly fluff to her tutu. She's attached with an Action Wobble. The sentiment is by Bugaboo Stamps. I cut it with a die from the same set as the other doily, and trimmed it down to fit the design. I added a border with black Liquid Pearls. I finished the card with some funky metal flourishes.

Challenges/Inspiration:
ABC Challenge: H is for Happy Birthday
Crafty Boots: Red, White and/or Blue
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper (3rd entry)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ribbons and/or Lace at Crafter's Cafe

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this week is Ribbons and/or Lace. I used Box of Crayons by Angie's Digi Stamps, the sponsor for this fun challenge, along with a sentiment by TLC Creations.

The little lunchbox was made with Shrinky Dink plastic & a MoMR rubber stamp. I stamped it in black StazOn ink, baked it in my toaster oven, and colored it with a Ranger Distress Marker (Old Paper) and an American Crafts stamp marker (Sunflower). The 3D Kraft-paper butterflies are stickers from Recollections.

The notebook- and arrow-patterned papers are actually from one sheet by Pebbles Inc. that I die-cut with a Pagemaps die. The notepage is popped up slightly with foam tape. The ruler ribbon and adhesive lace are from my stash.  

I printed the image twice, once on white paper & again on kraft. I colored the crayons with Copics and pieced it into the kraft paper box piece. I added a bit of color to the box with Copics as well. I put the box of crayons on an Action Wobble:

The base of the card is double-sided patterned kraft cardstock. I used the notepage die to create a message section:

Cheerful Sketches April Challenge
Inspiration/Challenges:
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: April Sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything goes with Patterned Paper (2nd entry)
Dream Valley Challenges: Use Kraft
Top Tip Tuesday: 3 of Something (three butterflies)

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