Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PP106 - Lesley's Tic Tac Toe Theme Challenge

Last night I found a new card challenge @ The Paper Players.  This one was more challenging because I had a ton of options!  Once I figured out which three items I would use, it was on!

The inspiration:
I decided to go with "Circles, Birthday and Favourite Colour" and Cardz TV Design Team Challenge #12 "Anything Goes!".

Materials used:
I've been papercrafting for over 15 years, so I have plenty of stash. 
  • red cardstock for the card and envelope which I cut out using my Cricut machine (love this thing!) 
  • The large Circle paper and Happy Birthday paper was bought from Target a few years ago. 
  • I bought the darker blue dotted paper yesterday from my local crafting store-called 12" Blueberry Dot from BoBunny reversible paper. 
  • leftover red ribbon. 
  • I used the Cupcake stamp from Mypinkstamper.com Birthday collection.  I adore her stamps! 
  • I cut out the circle using my Cricut machine. 
  • To adorn the envelope I used another circle, cut using the cricut machine, and the "Make a Wish" stamp and "Confetti" stamp from the Mypinkstamper.com Birthday collection.
Voila!  A circle, birthday with my favorite colors card was born!

Thank you for viewing my latest creation!  Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, July 29, 2012

CPS 276-Part 1

Can I say I just LOVE CPS's card challenges???  The people over at Card Positioning Systems have a new monthly card challenge with a prize from STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS.  The design sketch they have requested we use is:

My inspiration:
A friend of mine had her baby boy and brought him home a few days ago..."Welcome Home"!

I used items I had on hand except for the Baby boy bear from MyGrafico.com.  I downloaded this little cutie for free.  I also used Word and printed the words "Welcome Home" on cardstock.

"Welcome Home Baby Boy!"
I think my friend will appreciate the homemade sentiment and card.  I hope you enjoy it as well!  Have a great evening and thank you for looking!


Inchie Embellishment Challenge

Today I entered a new monthly challenge from Card-Making-World.com.  July's challenge was to make a card or project using inchies as the main embellishment for the card or project. Inchies are little one inch square pictures that you attach to the card as the embellishment. They might be part of a stamped image or a coloured image that you use.
Here is the final version!
I don't think the picture does the card justice.  it's actually very pretty and simplistic but the inchies act as the embellishment with the glitter and glam.

Here is how I created the card:

Supplies used:
Orange cardstock from Mega Cardstock, medium brown and creme cardstock from Core'dinations "Chocolate Lovers" cardstock, orange ribbon, Golden Rod Stickles and Glossy Accents.

I created my card using the orange cardstock as the card. Using the medium brown cardstock I cut a rectangle 1/4 smaller than the orange card. Using the creme I cut it also a 1/4" smaller than the medium brown rectangle. I embossed the creme cardstock with the Wheelbarrow w/Sunflowers Sissix embossing card. I taped the orange ribbon to the card. I cut 1" squares of the creme cardstock and stamped them with leaves and a pumpkin. I cut medium brown squares just a tad bigger for dimension and taped the creme inchies and med. brown squares together. I used pop dots to attach my inchie embellishments. At this point I thought the card was pretty but it needed more bling and what can I say, I'm a bling type of girl! I used the stickles to outline the stamp, used a paint brush and swept the stickles into the stamp. Once the stickles were almost dry I thought it needed more dimension so I used the Glossy Accents on the inchies to really make them pop up and shine!

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful week!


Monday, July 23, 2012

CPS-Part 1 Challenge

Today, I was inspired to complete a challenge from Card Positioning Systems

This was the required inspiration:
Supplies used:
  • Birthday Doodles stamp set from My Pink Stamper
  • Bazzill cardstock
  • Letraset ProMarkers
I think it came out very well!  I absolutely LOVE the bright colors from both the papers and the markers.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

PPA139 - A Sketch Challenge

I have been very inspired today!  I have completed my 2nd card and challenge in one day.  This challenge comes from Pals Paper Arts.  I'm beginning to remember why I loved scrapbooking all those years ago.  I'm finding great satisfaction in entering in these challenges and finding my way back to joy and happiness.

The rules for this challenge were:

Rules for the Runway:
  • We invite you to use ANY brand of products to create your card or papercraft project.
  • Entry should be new and inspired, totally or partially, by this challenge
  • Please use keyword PPA139 when uploading to public galleries.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible for Pals Picks, and may be deleted.
  • Inlinkz will close at Noon (CST) Thursday, July 26th.
  • We'll announce our Pals Paper Artist Picks Tuesday, July 31st.
 These are my supplies:

This is the finished product:
The paper I used was double sided.  I cut out the butterfly (carefully) and put Crystal Stickles on the wings and Glossy Accents on the body of the butterfly and dragonfly.

Thanks for viewing my newest card and have a blessed day!


Link Up For Pink Challenge

Today I made a card for the Link Up for Pink Challenge.  Here were the ground rules:
  1. Create a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink project. Don't have any BCA product? Check out the "Freebies Page".
  2. Please use the sketch if you're creating a card. Use the sketch for your creation. Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun!
  3. You do not need use Ippity Stamps. Use what you got!
  4. Your project must be a BCA project must have pink as the main color.
  5. Link directly to your post not your blog.
  6. Unlimited entries allowed.
  7. Combine with other challenges, the more the merrier.
  8. Ends August 2nd, midnight PST. Winner will be announced on Friday, August 3rd.

Use this sketch as inspiration:

Here is my finished product:

Enjoy!  Leave a comment below and let me know what you think of my newest card!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Around the Clock Bridal Shower

I made tent cards for the food display for my sister's "Around the Clock" Bridal Shower.  I hadn't heard of such a party but after reading about them, it's a really cool idea.  All of the invitees were assigned a "time" of the day and we buy a gift that the bride would use at that time.  I was assigned 9a.m. so I bought her...well, the party is tomorrow so I can't really say what I bought her now can I?  :-)

So, onto the craft--my sister's wedding is in the fall.  The colors are red, brown and purple.  I made these lovely tent cards in those colors.  I think they turned out very nicely.

I bought my supplies at SimonSaysStamp.com and Joann Fabrics.  I must say, I ordered  the stamp set from Simonsaysstamp.com.  I asked for them to deliver my package in time for me to make the cards.  I ordered them on Tuesday and received my package on Friday.  I almost thought I wasn't going to get them.  Thank goodness I did because I really like the stamp set because I could set the time as the hands on the clock are moveable.  Since this was an "Around the Clock" party, I felt this detail was important...but maybe I'm a little obsessive about the details.  LOL 

Items I used:
  • 1 sheet of French Roast from Core dinations.com
  • 1 sheet of smooth texture Sugar Cane from Core dinations.com
  • 3 sheets of Blush Red 8 1/2 by 11 (I believe this is from Core dinations.com)
  • Maya Road "Timeless" clear stamp set
  • 1 roll of Purplewine ribbon 5/8 by 18 ft
  • print out of words from word program
Step 1
I printed the words using Microsoft Office.  I made a table with 3 rows and 2 columns.  My rectangles were 3 1/4 x 2 3/4.  Once I had the perfect size with enough room at the top for my stamp, I printed them on the Sugar Cane paper. I highly suggest printing on scrap paper first.  I bought a 12 x 12 paper and cut it down to 8 1/2 x 11 to use in my printer.

Step 2
Using the small clock face, I stamped each rectangle at the top.  I also stamped the correct time of the day on the cards.

Step 3
I cut six 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 rectangles in French Roast.  I used my ATG gun and taped the Sugar Cane rectangle to the French Roast rectangle.  I then taped a piece of the ribbon to the French Roast rectangle.  I cheated and tied a small ribbon to the front, off to the side.

Step 4
I cut six Blush Red tent cards-10 x 4 1/4 in size.  I then taped my ribbon wrapped French Roast and Sugar Cane rectangles to the cards.

Step 5
Voila, the finished product.

Hope you enjoyed my newest crafty project.  Have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My First Challenge

Today I ran across a  COLOR CHALLENGE  that I wanted to do from Loves Rubberstamps. Challenges.  The challenge is to make a card by using the picture as inspiration or the colors black, grey and pinks.  So, I needed to make my sister a card for her Bridal Shower this weekend--which I'm stoked to go to.  ((Love you sis!)) 

I decided to use both the picture and the colors as inspiration.   I started with a blank white card.  I used a wide black ribbon which reminded me of the long black dress.  I used grey scrollwork and pink strips of paper to border the vellum roses I found in my stash.  The roses reminded me of the roses the lady was holding in the picture.  I then embelleshed the pink with white pearls.  It is a Bridal Shower after all.  I just think this is the cutest card-simplistic but elegant. 

Thank you for viewing my card!