Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Pear with lots of colors and fixings card

Edited May 2021. See sidebar for explanation 

I used the mixture of chalk and paint as my "ink" for my stamped pear.
Patterned paper by Making Memories, textured cardstock by Recollections, ribbon by Colorbok, rub on by Kaisercraft, ink by Ranger, Die cut by Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking 


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Spring colors with Easter Bunny card

Edited May 2021. See sidebar for explanation 

Here is my project for today
I used chalk and paint to paint/color in the bunny. Patterned paper by Making Memories and Flair Design, border sticker by Doodlebug Designs, border punch by Fiskars, ink by Stampin Up and Ranger Industries, die cut by Spellbinders


Thanks for looking 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Manly Monday

Welcome to this weeks edition of Manly Monday. I had two nephews turn ten last week- Monday and Tuesday. Here is the second nephews card.

The tape measure paper is by DCWV, background paper by Basic Grey and grid paper by Making Memories. The rest are scraps from the office. The large star is cut out by my Cricut and the small by Quickutz. Circle punch outline by punching the smallest circle first and then punching the larger circle second. Flip your punch over so you can line up the small circle to the punch. I used a Creative Memories punch for that. The stamps are from the scrapbook store down the street where I use to teach classes. Sadly this Saturday I taught my last class there. It's a big bummer because I had so much more I wanted to teach those ladies. Hopefully I will see them here on my blog:)
Thanks for looking. God Bless this Monday!!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Lighthouse card

Edited May 2021. See sidebar for explanation 
Below the card is a picture tutorial on how I achieved the look of the lighthouse.

Other Supplies used in this card:
Patterned paper by MME and DCWV
cardstock by Recollections
Border die and scallop oval by Spellbinders
helm die cut by Cricut Life is a Beach
Braiding cord by Allary (bought at Wal-Mart)
Sentiment stamp by Stamp N plus Scrap N
Ink by Memento

 I thought I would show you how I made this background.

I used glue with my chalk this time.

I painted the blue chalk on top of the sheet of watercolor paper.

Then painted a little bit of green on the bottom.

I stamped my image using Memento black ink. Let both your glue/chalk mixture dry before stamping the image.

Got out my Spellbinders scallop oval die and lined it up to the image.

Ran it through my Cuttlebug once to cut and a second time to emboss it. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Rainy Days Card Robyn's Fetish Challenge #96

This weeks challenge at Robyn's Fetish is PEOPLE. That should be a fun one for everyone. Our challenge is sponsored by Shelly's Images. We were given images to use on our cards. 

I colored the image in with Copic markers and added distressed Stickles to the puddle below her. 
embossing folder by Provo Craft
patterned paper by Sizzix
punch by EK Success
ribbon by Heidi Grace
twine by We R Memory Keepers
stamp by The Paper Co
ink by Versa Mark
embossing powder by Stampendous
cardstock-various companies

Saturday, February 25, 2012

That's bright pink

I am coming at you loud with this pink, purple and black creation. I heat embossed the polka dots (by Hero Arts) on the striped paper. The top scallop circle is stamped multiple times with a pink doily stamp (by Martha Stewart) and then after that dried I stamped the purple on it. The white back ground has been masked and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. Die cuts by Cricut, Stampin Up and Spellbinders. PP by DCWV and happy stickers by The Paper Studio from HL. Thanks for looking. God bless and safe travels this weekend.

Challenges: cuts or punches different designer papers to make the boys wink
Thank you to all the DT members of these challenge blogs that leave nice comments. Everyone is read and appreciated. Thank you.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Purple congrats

I'm super tired and need to go to bed but wanted to share one of my purple cards with you. Thanks for looking.

Challenges: that begins with B (black dp and bling) (love my stamps) (Rhinestones on my flourish)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lady Bug Special Day

Just a simple card to share with you today. I sewed holes down the center of the card . Stamp is by 
Paper by Stampin Up
Ladybugs by K and Co
ink by Ranger Industries
die cut by Cricut
punch by EK Success
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: color {Yellow for now}

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cast thy burdens Bright colored card

I made a few faith cards this past week. This is one of them. 
I used a new Tim Holtz embossing folder on the background paper and inked with peach chalk ink. The patterned paper is by The Paper Co and the orange paper is by Creative Memories. The big flower is by Prima and the smaller one is by Martha Stewart. Stamped sentiment is by Stampin Up. Die cut by Spellbinders.

Challenges: and sunny with yellow
{dry embossing, die cut and flowers}

Monday, February 20, 2012

Manly Monday

Another fun Manly Monday card but this one is to give a shout out to my nephews Spencer and Tyler in celebration of their birthdays today and tomorrow respectively. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

One Stitch at a Time #101

This is my debut for the Design team One Stitch at a time. The challenge is to digi or not digi. I chose to digi:) My image is by Stitchy and can be found HERE. I chose to do a Christmas card for a little something different. To really make it different I added a twig to my card. I used Mod Podge to hold it in place. I think it turned out kind of cool. Check it out!

I colored the owl in with Copic markers, the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby, sentiment sticker, border sticker and patterned paper by K & Co, die cut by Spellbinders, other patterned paper is by Making Memories, cardstock by OTCo and Recollections. Thanks for looking.

Challenges Goes kraft paper Goes for Animal antics {notice the stick on my card} goes Christmas card challenge challenge Goes #83)-Texture

Chalk-Ah-Lot Dry Embossed chalk background card

Edited May 2021. See sidebar for explanation 

For this card I mixed my chalk with paint and painted it onto the embossing folder. I then ran it thru my Cuttlebug, removed the paper from the folder and waited for it to dry. I think the final results are fun. I will definitely being doing this technique again with a different folder.  

Thanks for looking.

Robyn's Fetish DT Pretty in Pink girl holding flowers card

Edited May 2021. See sidebar for explanation 

This week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge, our challenge is PRETTY IN PINK.
We are sponsored by Whoopsi Daisy. Winner of this challenge will receive 3 sheets of digi's. That is 12 images!
Get your pink paper out and join in on the fun.

Background stamp by Stampin Up
border punch by Martha Stewart
Ink by Colorbox
and that's all I got:) lol

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thanks with Smooch Ink

Thanks to my good friend Cindy for cheering me up on this beautiful sunny Saturday. I'm so thankful for her friendship. She knows how to lift me up when I am down.

I used an embossing folder from Provo Craft and then used Smooch ink by Clearsnap to accent the word thanks. Stop by their blog to see all the fun stuff you can do with their products. They have a Pin it to Win it contest going on. Check it out!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Serenity card

New card for you. Just made it today. I borrowed some wonderful phrase stamps from a friend and made a pile of them today. I will be sharing them for the next couple of days. For this one I used patterned papers & ink by Stampin Up, flowers by Prima, ribbon by Heidi Grace and Offray, embossing folder by Provo Craft and cardstock is from my stash. Thanks so much for looking.

Challenges: down {two ribbons-one on top of the other}

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Busy as can be

I am still here and trying to find to create new stuff for the blog not to mention the 6 or maybe it's 8 birthdays from Feb 12 to the 24th. Craziness! I made this card as a way to get my creative juices flowing. It turned out pretty cute and it's a square so it could go for the challenge at Robyn's Fetish this week.

patterned paper by Bella Blvd, MME, Scenic Route
cardstock by Scenic Route
stamp by Fiskars
ink by Stampin Up
letter stickers by American Crafts
punches by EK Success & Fiskars
Floss is unknown
Thanks for looking. I will have new stuff up from now until Monday for sure:)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Manly Monday

Manly Monday is late but still here for you. I made it last night and I like to take photos of cards in natural light. A Tim Holtz stamp, hemp, die cuts by Cricut Indie Art, cardstock by Recollections, Halcraft and Stampin Up, patterned paper by Making Memories and ink by Ranger.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Bright Colors Flower Hello card

Edited May 2021. See sidebar for explanation.

Week two for Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe challenge three use a sentiment. I used the chalk this week to make texture on my flower. I like the card and how it turned out. I am very into yellow lately. Chalks and stamps by Stamp N Plus Scrap N. You can find the Chalks HERE and the Stamps HERE.
Patterned paper by Recollections and Echo Park. Die cuts by Spellbinders and border punch by Martha Stewart. Ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries. Floss by Jillibean Soup. I

Thanks for looking.

Robyn's Fetish DT Square Masculine Campfire card

This week's challenge at Robyn's Fetish Challenge is SQUARE CARDS. This is something I rarely do so I had a blast with this challenge. We are sponsored by Paper Pretties. I just love the campfire image. It will also go great on a scrapbook layout. 

I used my powdered chalks mixed with paint to color in the image and distressing ink around the edges. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February calendar page

Over 10 days into the month and I didn't share this cute February calendar page. That is my niece. I adore seeing little ones all bundled up. So darn cute!!
Papers by Making Memories, flourish cut out using Cricut and Storybook cartridge, button stickers by Sticko/EKSuccess, border punch by Martha Stewart and I think the sparkle heart is by Me and My Big Ideas. Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Big Hugs

I don't think I've posted this Valentine's card yet. It is digital paper and I used Stickles to enhance it. The felt ribbon is by OTCo and the sentiment circle is by Elle's Studio. Heart die cut by Spellbinders and sticker inside of the heart is by Jolee's. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cake card

I thought I would share with you a  card I cut out using Wild Card Cricut cartridge. I then bent my stamp to the curve of the cake and heat embossed the border stamp. I then added rhinestones to make it festive. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Robyn's Fetish Challenge #93

This week at Robyn's Fetish Challenge our theme is a recipe:

2 patterned papers
1 ribbon
1 die cut or punch
1 bling

We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish where I got this lovely lily image.

The second patterned paper is a little tough to see but it's there. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Multiple Blog Candy/giveaways

I found this great Blog Candy and wanted to share with you. Check out the Ranger Industries garb. You know how much I dig them.
All you have to do is become a follower of Livas crafts, make a blog post and then comment on which project on her blog is your favorite. That was the hardest part because she has so many beautiful works of art. Stop over there and check it out. Candy ends Feb 27th.

My second blog candy find for this morning to share with you wonderful people is by Donna. She is offering a lovely array of scrappy or card making goodness for her 1st blogoversary. Check out her BLOG and become a follower to win this fabulous candy. It ends Feb 12th

Audrey is having blog candy on her blog as well. I have been a follower of hers for the longest time. She produces so many cards I can't imagine what her back stock must look like. Unless people are lucky enough to receive them. 
You must become a follower of her blog and you have to pay for shipping, which that is totally understandable and a really good idea. I pay way too much in shipping sometimes. Here is a picture of the goods:

Crafty Carley is having a blog candy give away once she reaches 1000 followers. I was number 450 so spread the word and get her numbers up there. Check out the candy below:

Fabulous blog candies make me want to do a giveaway too. I am going to the shop today and will see if something strikes me for a give away. Best wishes.

UR Sweet

Another day for a Valentine's Day card. This one being purple is a little off from the norm but aren't we all. Thanks for looking. I have to teach class today and need to get off this computer.
I will ask this, does anyone know anything about putting a slideshow on your sidebar? I wanted to put the blog candy pictures on a slideshow with a link back to my post where all the other links are and have come up empty handed. If anyone can help me with this leave me a comment or send me an email-see sidebar. Thanks in advance.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Valentine's day

Here we are at day 3 for Valentine's cards. I hope you are enjoying them so far.
Today's card has the same two heart papers by Echo Park (top) and The Paper Studio (bottom). The die cuts are by Spellbinders and the patterned paper is by Basic Grey. The Valentine's sticker is by idk. I will have to find the package but the day letters are by Making Memories along with the chipboard hearts.
Thanks for looking.

PS Happy Birthday to my friend Michelle:)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Love is like a butterfly

I adore this stamp set by Close to my Heart. It's old and I don't know if they still sell it anymore or not. It is so versatile. The ink is by Stampin Up and Ranger Industries. The die cut I cut out using my Cricut Storybook cartridge. Brads are by The Paper Studio. Patterned paper is unknown but the cardstock is by Stampin Up (red), Recollections (diecut) and DCWV (sentiment).
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Christmas Cards all year Round

This month at Christmas cards all year round the theme is hearts. You must make five cards throughout the month of February that display a heart or hearts. Link them up to the linky on the blog and you may just win a fabulous prize.
Here is my pop up card with a heart on it. I made two other cards but I was not impressed with them. So unimpressed cards don't get posted ;) lol
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Hugs and Love

I have another Valentine's card to share with you today. I made a bunch to sell at the scrapbook store that I teach at. I think I have enough to show you from now until Valentine's day excluding the DT posts and Manly Monday. 

I use this heart paper a lot. It's nice to be able to get so many cards out of one sheet of 12x12 patterned paper.

The big heart paper is by The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby and the small heart paper is by Echo Park. The die cuts are by Spellbinders. I made the frame using two of the Spellbinders dies. The sticker is by Making Memories, the stamps are by Maya Road and white ink by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking