Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Dough

I saw a challenge this weekend that totally inspired me! When I saw it I knew immediately what I wanted to do and it all fell together fairly easily. I don't know about you, but that rarely happens for me. But when it does, it's like magic!

The challenge that inspired me is over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. Their challenge is to make a shaker card (which I have never done before) and/or use 3 flowers, 2 buttons, and 1 ribbon. In the back of my mind I had been tossing over an idea for The Pink Stamper's challenge called "It's cold outside". Her challenge is to make something with a winter theme. Well, in my house that is snow, mittens, and scarves. But it also is a fun time to bake cookies!!!! So here is my take on those challenges.
Cartridges used: PDDU (Gingerbread man), Joy of the Season (Candies), Wild Card (card base with circle window)
I made a shaker card with clear sugar sprinkles (we are sprinkle freaks in this house). Instead of using 3 flowers I used 3 candies and added some stickles to them. I did add 2 buttons and one ribbon to the card. I used my Sakura pen to add some "icing" to the gingerbread man. I also used my SU scallop punch.
This was so much fun to make and I will have to make more of these kinds of cards in the future! thanks for looking!

Up on the Rooftop

I can't believe that I made another Christmas card! It's not even September yet so I'm hoping that I will be more on top of it this year. Woohoo!
I really like the images that came on the Joy of the Seasons cartridge. I used that cart to cut out the reindeer, the jingle bells, and the holly border. I sewed a border around the background of the reindeer, added some stickles to him, and used my Xyron to add glitter to the jingle bells. I also stitched a border on the top and bottom of the strip that holds my easel card up. More stickles on the holly leaves.
Card Patterns - #79 sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas is August
ABC Christmas Challenge - R is for Rudolph
Secret Crafter - Make a start on Christmas
Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend.

Enjoy your BERRY special day!

I just love strawberries, don't you? I made this special card for a friend of mine who loves to garden. She is much better at it then me so I can't help but admire her!

I made this card for the Jitterbuggin' Challenge as well. The challenge is to "bee" creative and to make a square card, follow the sketch, and use a "B" item in it. Berries are super sweet and fun so that is what I made for this card. It was a great way to use up some scraps, too.I also used my sewing machine (first time) to add some stitching around the edges. I was sooooo fun!!!! I can't believe that I put off doing that (I just was too lazy to drag out my machine).
The color ideas came from Color Cue {7} Challenge. Aren't they wonderful together?
Cartridge used - Preserves (For the strawberries and the lid/circle)
Jitterbuggin - Bee Creative
Color Cue {7} Challenge - aqua, gold, red, cream
As always, thanks for stopping by and looking! Have a great weekend. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Coffee Run!

Here is a fun card that I made for a coffee loving friend.

I used the Joy of the Season cart for the coffee cup. Cut out at 2 1/2". The back of the cup says "Enjoy".

Punches used were tag (by EK success) and scallop border (SU). Stamp set is one I picked up at Michaels. Paper is the Paper Company. It had blue and green on it so it also fits for Cupcake Craft challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Challenge - BBTB2 (JOS cup challenge)

Cupcake Craft (blue and green)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Doggie Doodle Dandy

I just recently got some paper (on clearance, dontcha love it?) that is perfect for pet lovers. It is from K*I Memories and it is super cute. In the summer I promised 5 friends that I would make them something handmade. This is one of the gifts that I will be giving to a friend. She owns a pet sitting service in the Denver Metro area and I thought she'd like this card set to write little notes on for some of her clients.
I made a card for her, a gift bag, and a set of 5 - 3x3 notecards. The all have the same paper so it all goes together nicely.
Cartridges: Doodlecharms (dog cut at 2 1/2" for the large card and 1 1/2" for the notecards); TBBM (gift bag cut at 5 3/4")

I used 2 different kinds of patterned paper, 2 different kinds of ribbon, and 2 buttons (on the dog tag) to go along with Cupcake Craft's Challenge. I also used the layout from Card Patterns Sketch #77 for the main card.
Here is a picture of the gift bag and the mini notecards that go inside.


Cupcake Crafts - Challenge #104 (2 papers, 2 buttons, 2 ribbon)

Card Patterns - sketch #77

Cricut Cardz Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Trick or Treat

Here is a card that I made for Halloween. I feel like I am a bit rusty after taking a week off. I had some things going on last week and wasn't able to head up to my craft area.

I liked the challenge over at PKS because it had a fun sketch and some wacky colors. When I looked at the colors I remembered a paper pack that I just got recently (DCWV- Autumn). It had some fun halloween papers at the back of the stack.

I made this card to be a s-fold card. I added some inking, some doodling and some thread. I crumpled up some paper too just to give it a worn look. I used a cute K*I stamp set that I recently got at Archiver's for the sentiment and the spider. I used silver Stickles on the web paper to highlight some of the spider's web.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So Sweet Baby

This ended up being a really cute baby card. I am hoping my friend is having a girl so I made it kinda girly-squirrel-ly. :) I was also able to get a really great sketch from Jitterbuggin' and for me it all comes together when I have a great sketch to start with!
The color palette came from the ColourQ blogsite. I made this squirrel to hold a baby bottle instead of a nut and added a flower and a bow to her hair(?). I used some silly border stamps from Recollections (the squiggle stitch border and the clouds border that I made into a background). I used a Tim Holtz Alterations folder (swirls). I also did a little inking around the edges and added some bling-bling on the flowers.
Cartridges used: Give a Hoot (for squirrel and flowers) and Doodlecharms (for bottle). Teardrop for sentiment.
Jitterbuggin' - baby card, sketch, ribbon
ColourQ - Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, and White
Papercutz- Squirrel, hedgehog, skunk or monkey
Thanks for looking!

Happiness, Health, and Harmony

There is a teen girl at my church who just loves Japanese culture. She likes the anime especially! I wanted to use a borrowed Pagoda cartridge and she instantly came to mind. I made this birthday card for her and maybe I can put a gift card in it to her favorite sushi bar. The characters on the right hand side of the card are for happiness, health, and harmony.

Cartridges: Pagoda, Accent Essentials
Stamps are from Inkadinkado (Far East).
Inks: Wasabi (MS), Cameo Coral (SU), Versamark (the sparkly one).
Punches: both MS (teardrop border and mini tag)
Ribbon is from my stash. It is also MS.

I folded the fan to give it some dimension and added a brad to hold the tag on the base of the fan. Inside the card will say, "Wishing you great fortune on your birthday!" I am squeaking in for a couple of challenges tonight so that is why I haven't printed the inside yet. :)

Card Patterns- sketch #76
CCC - Teen birthday

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Distressed Purse and Cards Gift Set

I made this purse and card gift set for my friend's birthday. I used the Forever Young Cartridge to make the purse and the flowers. I distressed them by using tattered angels and crumpling the heck out of them. I also did some distressing on the edges of the cards and flowers and inked them with Close to Cocoa ink (SU). I put 3- 3x3 gift cards inside the purse with glassine envelopes. I used a SU stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 6, 2010

You're the Bomb!

I always loved the sound of the Ice Cream Truck as it made its way through our neighborhood when I was a little girl. And the best thing to get after a swim at The Plunge (our community pool) was a Bomb Pop! Pure summertime goodness. Mmmmmm.

So I made this silly little card for fun. I used the Doodlecharms cart to make the popsicle (I cut out the layer three times; one in red, one in white, and one in blue. I tore off a little of the white and red to fit on the blue). I added some stickles, some hand doodling, and a swirly background. I also used some checkered ribbon (I think I picked this up at Hobby Lobby) and made a tag (using TBBM) to stamp "Sweet" on.
Card Patterns - Sketch #75
FCCB - Challenge #21 (Summer BBQ)

Best Teacher Gift Bags

I can't believe it but today was the first day of school for my kids! August has just begun and they start school early out here. But hopefully they will be done by the end of May. Anyway, both of my boys have the best teachers in the county (I'm convinced) and since I've known them for a couple of years now it feels so great to have them again.

I picked up a couple of things for them and wanted to dress up a gift back to give it in. So here is what I came up with. I used Give A Hoot cart for the apple. The rest are stamps from Michael's.
Thanks for looking!