Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It's been quiet over here. I'm working away on some projects that I can't share yet, and I'm recovering from scrapbooking overload associated with NSD, but I thought I would play along with this month's Verve Diva Dare.
This month the dare pays tribute to Amber Hight and Laurie Willson. The challenge is to combine stars and stripes, and if you are up to it (although not required), create a CAS card.
I pulled out my Little Star Plain Jane, as well as some Fancy Pants Country Boutique papers (these came in the Simon Says Stamp October 2012 Card Kit). A really quick and easy card to put together. Those Studio Calico wood veneer stars were the perfect size to incorporate into the sentiment.
What do you think? You still have over a week to get in on the action, so head over to Verve and check it out! Hope your week is going well!
Paper/Cardstock: Fancy Pants Designs - Country Boutique 6x6 pad exclusive to Simon Says Stamp October 2012 Card Kit; CTMH - White Daisy and Champagne cardstock
Stamps: Verve - Little Star Plain Jane
Ink: CTMH - Desert Sand
Other: Jenni Bowlin Studios - Star Chipboard; Freckled Fawn - Doily; Studio Calico - Wood Veneer Stars; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Bonding Memories Adhesive and Liquid Glass; Sewing Machine
Friday, May 17, 2013
Hey everyone! It's Artful Delight Friday here on the blog.
My last two cards with this kit have involved lots of fussy cutting, which I love, but I realize that fussy cutting isn't for everyone, so this week I wanted to do something different.
The kit comes with a full set of Amy Tangerine Yes Please stickers. I selected this large cluster of flowers sticker, mounted it on the subtle blue patterned paper, and stamped the sentiment. So easy to do, and it's a great flat, mailable card too!
I hope that you'll consider playing along with our sketches this month. You still have a couple weeks to play, one random participant will win their choice of May kit.
Thanks for coming by, have a great end to your week!
Supplies Used: Artful Delight May Card Kit; CTMH - Slate Ink; Tombow - Mono Adhesive
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Thought I would pop in and share the Teacher Appreciation Week gifts we sent in with the girls last week.
I've seen these around the web, and thought they would be a cute gift to put together. Super easy. You don't need a lot of paper, this is a great scrap project. I applied a layer of Modge Podge (I used the matte version) added the paper, and then applied another layer of Modge Podge. You don't have to, but I added a third coat of Modge Podge to really seal them.
For gift giving purposes I cut a piece of cardstock 5" x 6", and stamped the sentiment. I punched two holes in the cardstock, threaded the ribbon through, tied a bow, and clipped the clothespins on.
Easy to make and easy to mass produce.
Hope your week is going well! I'll be back tomorrow with a new card for Artful Delight.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
OK, now to my card. I thought it would be fun to make a more 'mature' take at a Sweet Sixteen card. I created a frame using the woodgrain strip from Neat & Tangled's On the Strip 2 set.
The mitres are kind of a cheat. I only cut them on the vertical strips, just left the horizontal ones squared up, makes it much easier to match up the corners.
I tied some pink seam binding around the key and adhered the it with a Zot.
The banner is from Mama Elephant's Good Times set.
I think any 16 year old would be thrilled to receive this card (or at least the key), don't you?
And just in case you're wondering, that's one of the extra keys for my car....I figure that it's safer on the card then elsewhere since I just found my actual keyfob (which had been missing for at least 6 months) in the back bottom of Carina's closet.
Hope that you will play along with the challenge this month. One random winner will receive a free Ribbon Carousel!
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - White Daisy and Chocolate cardstock; Glitz - Cashmere Dame 6x6 pad
Stamps: Neat & Tangled - On the Strip 2; Mama Elephant - Good Times
Ink: CTMH - Chocolate and Slate
Other: CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Polka Dot Whimsy - Pink Seam Binding; Thermoweb - Zots Dimensional Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here are my last NSD projects: a double pager and a card.
The double page layout is for the Scrapbook.com challenge sponsored by Technique Tuesday. The challenge was to use stamping on your layout. I'm kind of notorious for having multiple projects going at a time, and it's especially bad when it comes to scrapbooking. I had laid out these pages months ago, but never got around to fully completing them til now. It's a pretty simple layout, I added some stamping with white pigment ink using Uniko Studio's Background Builders: Round in Circles set.
Finally a card for Studio Calico's Masking challenge. For this one I used the large 12x12 sunburst mask. I added color with a sponge dauber and then rotated the mask slightly around the center point and added more color. The stamps are from There She Goes' Cutie Pi set.
I'm so happy with all that I was able to get done during NSD. 10 pages in a week is a record for me!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Popping in to share three more NSD layouts today.
These are for the Two Peas challenges that close today.
This first one is for Be Inspired by a Garden Girl Challenge as well as Studio Calico's By the Numbers challenge. I was inspired by Shannon Tidwell. I had participated in her Sassy Scrapping class last year, and so I'm drawing a little from those lessons too. One of those lessons was to take one embellishment and just saturate your layout with it.
Here I took out all my white/black/neutral thickers and used the '2's from those sets. The large 2 is from Pretty Little Studio's Sandcastle collection and I added a bit of doodling to that and around the edges. This layout came together amazingly quickly.
The journaling basically says that one should never leave my daughters alone with stickers....I think you can see why....
This second layout is for both the Focus on Photos and Be Inspired by a Garden Girl Challenge, and I'm also entering it into Studio Calico's go transparent challenge (since I used some vellum). For this one I was inspired by Paige Evans, specifically this layout. I loved the idea of turning photos into pennants. I pulled out some older photos of Ellie who was just over a year old at the, time. She was just starting to walk and on this particular day headed all the way up the front steps to the front door (we have a lot of steps, about three stories worth).
I used a MME 6x6 pad, some Elle's Studio Tags, and vellum pennants. Then I cut some of the edges of the doilies and added those at the top of the banners and stitched them all in place. I left the strings long, looped them around and added some LYB sparkles.
This last layout is for the Refer to Your Bookmarks (Pins) challenge. Here's the layout by Corrie Jones that I was inspired by. I loved the technique and sized it up to take up most of the page. Instead of the paper stars/brads, I used sequins that I just stitched over. The mists are Dylusions.
The photos are matted on some Ruby Rock-It papers and vellum to soften them.
That's all for today. I'll have at least one more NSD project to share before all is said and done, but it's time for bed now.
I'm sliding in my Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger card under the wire. When I saw the inspiration photo I knew I wanted to play along because I have a thing for petits fours....I eat them, in large quantities, and I greatly enjoy doing so.
I actually started this card a couple weeks ago, but then realized that it was a three weeker....so here I am linking up on the last day.....I'm a bit of a procrastinator, no?
A pretty simple card. I used Clear and Simple Stamps' Rounded Squares Quad to cut the windows in the woodgrain cardstock. Then I laid that piece on top of the card base and traced around the openings with a pencil. This gave me kind of a template to use in adding the pink ink to the card base. I used hero Arts Bubble Gum ink with a blending tool.
The woodgrain paper was adhered with dimensional foam tape, and then sequins were added to emulate the flowers on the petits fours.
The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms, stamped in Slate ink on vellum and then adhered to the card.
Hope you guys are enjoying your Mother's Days. We went to church this morning, to dim sum for lunch, and later, we're going to go get some free Mother's Day froyo.
Paper/Cardstock: CTMH - White Daisy; LCI Paper - Limba Cardstock; Recollections - White Vellum
Stamps: Scrappy Moms - Mini Messages
Ink: Hero Arts - Bubble Gum; CTMH - Slate
Other: CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape, Liquid Glass; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; Neat & Tangled - Clear and Silver Sequins