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Saturday, December 29, 2012

OWH-Girly Card

This cards fits for the OWH MWT of a missing you card and the card sketch for the week. 
Pattern paper from my scrap stash but I think it may be from an American Girl paper pad
inked inside of embossing folder with Lavender Colorbok ink
Hello Friend set Sizzex embossing folder
Rosy Posy Lili of the Valley Stamp
Tim Holz distressor
Copic Markers
Create it! pink ribbon from Michaels
Very Violet Prima Flowers
Cutout from  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge set at 3.5 inches

Patriotic card

So...OWH wanted Red, White and Blue cards and with their deadline of Valentine's fast approaching I thought I would try to combine the two. 
Ride with Me Lili of the valley stamp
Copic markers
papers from my scrap stash
Sticker was from Wal-mart, I purchased them in July. No brand name on the stickers just distributed by Wal-mart. Sorry.

Poinsettia Christmas Cake

This was my first attempt at making a Poinsettia sugar flower. My original cake design had 3 flowers in varying sizes but even with a 12 inch size cake, having 3 of these large flowers would have never worked so clean and simple it would have to be. This cake went to my pastor for the holiday season.

I made each seperate center using sugar paste and pre-made stamens, dusted them with varying shades of green and red dusting powder I gathered them together in a bunch once dried.  I used powdered red color to get the darker red color, and once assembled i used shimmer dust both on the cake and the flower to get a little bit of shine.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoy!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

OWH Sketches 150 & 151 - ODBD Dec. Challenge-Flowers

Still catching up on my OWH sketches. Fewww...almost there....I'm using this card as my submission for Our Daily Bread December challenge

For this sketch I used various leftover scraps from my scrapbooking. Most of my cards are made from page scraps. Although since the 6 x 6 tutorial I have invested in some pads and have begun to make some cards from those but as any paper crafter I have scraps galore!
I used Lili of the Valley stamp image Bunches of Flowers, Copic markers, Martha Stewart punch Vintage Floral, and a stamped image from Megan Elizabeth

Again, papers from my stash although I do recall the plaid paper from a DCWV boys paper pad I picked up at Michaels, the circle embellishments I picked up through Oriental Trading and I used royal blue embroidery floss.

OWH Sketches 148 & 149

Trying to cathc up oin my OWH sketches. I've fallen behind with all the holiday hub bub. So this weekend I've put on my mojo and got to work.

For this sketch I used DCWV paper, Floral Fantasy embossing folder by Cuttlebug and a tag from Martha Stewart I picked up at Staples. The sentiment is from Fiskers "Wedding" set.

For this sketch I used some arious papers from my stash and Bazzil card stock. The blue gem is a sparkle lite form Megan Elizabeth andf the ribbon is I believe the Michaels brand, Create it. I embossed the gray cardstock with Cuttlebug folder, Victoria. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts, Curly Alphabet

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Jacob's 15th Birthday Cake and Card

My son really likes ninja and karate themes. When I made this card with images cut from the Cricut. I decided to use that for inspiration for the cake. I used the Wilton color mist for the camouflauge look and then cut images using Sports Mania, and Indie Art cartridges. My son calls himself Jacob Shadow Ninja and I recently found out his friends call him JSN for short so, with thinking down the line of an interesting Scrapbook page journal block, I just had to use the initials on his cake. This is the first time I made a matching card and cake and I can foresee I'll do it again.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

OWH MWT- Turquoise and Silver

So for this weeks challenge we had to use the colors Turquoise and silver. My inspiration came form the chevron pattern in the turquoise paper from Echo Park. I wanted to repeat the pattern in the silver and use a new stamp I picked up from my LSS that would complement perfectly. I've been distressing my papers lately. Not something I typically do but for some reason I've been using my Tim Holtz distress tool quite a bit.  I mirrored the flower pattern in the ribbon, the silver background stamp behind the sentiment and with the turquoise paper flower. I hope you enjoy my crazy combinations of pattern, texture and color!
Perfect pearls  Silver
Cuttlebug Folder  Herringbone
Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Everyday Eclectic
Inkadinkadoo Flower Garden
Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic
Cuttlebug Stitches Square
Celebrate it ribbon
Got Flowers Mulberry Paper flowers

OWH Sketch #147

Fo this sketch I was orignally going to use pink and brown but then I found this fun patterned paper in my stash and decided to go with the olive green, pinks & peaches.
I distressed the edges for some texture and inked the edges to help the distress pop. Simple layout yet so elegant. I enjoyed making this card using this week's OWH sketch
Megan Elizabeth Alpha Stamp set
Recollections Stamp set Butterfly
Studio G olive green ink
Create it ribbon
Fashion District patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ski Jump Christmas Card

This is my second of 4 Christmas cards. I've had fun putting together the color selections. Again I hope this card inspires you to make your own cards.
Lili of the Valley Stamp - Ski Jump ST208
Bazill cardstock
Recollections patterned paper
Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch around the page set
Celebrate it eggplant purple ribbon
Inkadinkadoo Linen White flocking
Hampton Art glitter glue

Christmas Dance Christmas Card

The beginning of my Christmas cards. I chose to limit each one of my Christmas designs to just 4 each so they would be more one of a kind or 4 of a kind. lol I hope you enjoy my first Christmas card creation.
Lili of the Valley Stamp Christmas Dance ST214
Scribbles white Fabric paint
Tim Holz Distress ink Tea Dye
Celebrate it Burgundy gross grain ribbon
Cricut leave flourish cut out Joys of the Season
Merry Christmas patterned paper by Best Creation Inc.
Bazill cardstock
Celebrate it red gross grain ribbon
copic markers

OWH Midweek Throw Down-Thanks

You can find tips and strategies on how to add Perfect Pearls  to your cards here. You can also find more tutorials on my tutorial tab here.

patterned paper scrap from stash
$1.00 stamp from Jo Ann Fabrics
Megan Elizabeth  Thankful Stamp Collection
 Inkadinkadoo Foliage Trails
Perfect Pearl in Cappuchino 
brown jute cord

Sketch #146

I used "Times to Treasure" ST151 stamp
various pattrn papers from my scraps
brown jute cord
bronze brads from Recollections
Colorbox chestnut brown ink for edges

Friday, November 9, 2012

MWT- Red, White & Blue

$1.00 michaels stamp
Colorbok blue and red ink for edges
Love Language Cuttlebug embossing folder
Heart punch by EK success
ribbon by celebrate it
Bazzil cardstock
Vellum Red Heart Buds by Art Impressions

Thursday, November 8, 2012

OWH - Sketch 145

Leafy Branch Cuttlebug folder
bazzil cardstock
Classic K K& Company mat pad 
Giraffe but from Create A Critter Cricut cartridge

coloring page image form online google search then shrunk down and copied 
and pasted to a word document
Copic markers for color
Tim Coffey K & Company Mat pad 
buttons from stash

Makin' cupcakes

I tried some different techniques for this layout. I used banner flags for a portion of the title from Mother's Day 2010 cartridge,  the background scallop is from Elegant Edges cartridge. The mixer is cut from a file.

The Gangs All Here

These layoutts were taken at my mother's 70th birthday party.
I just love this one. My 12 year old son insisted he take a picture with his oldest sister alone. When I saw the hedgehog images I just knew I wanted to flip one and make the layout really cute.
I used the hedgehog and flower images from Create A Critter. The title font is from Sure Cuts Alot.

Again I used Sure Cuts Alot for the title font. The swirl came from Cricuts Cake Basics cartridge, the tab is From My Kitchen cartridge

Best Friends layouts

These are two layouts I did for pictures of my daughter and her good friend. 
For this layout I used a cutout from various Cricut cartridges. The background circle and title strip are cut from Lacy Labels, Chip and Dale are from Disney's Mickey and Friends. The initials are cut from Plantin Schoolbook.

For this layout I used various pattern papers and then cut a watermelon with layers from A Child's Year Cricut cartridge

Thursday, November 1, 2012

OWh- MWT- Valentine's card

I didn't make the traditional Valentine's Day card this time. I wanted to make more of a masculine card so that a female soldier could send it to her loved one back home. I've just only begun to build my Copic marker collection. Ihave only 25 so I still can't do any shading but I absolutely love the feel and workability of them.
Martha Stewart punch Heart Chain
Lili of the Valley Stamp  Together Forever ST150
Copic markers

OWH-MWT- Celebrate Friendship

bracetts cut at 2 1/4 inches from Home Decor cartridge
tag cut at 3 inches from Gypsy Wanderings cartridge
friendship and flower stamps from Sandylion Kelly Panacci Friends 
Mulberry paper flower from Got Flowers?

Monday, October 29, 2012

OWH Sketch #144

Sentiments stamp - $1.00 stamp from Micheal's
Jute cord in brown
Mullberry paper flowers from Got Flowers
glitter brad from Recollections

OWH Sketch #143

paper from DCWV Citrus Mat Stack
flowers cut from Plantin Schoolbook at .75 inches
hello stamp from a give away set from Michaels

A few Thanksgiving cards 2012

This card is distressed using the Tim Holz distresser and inked around the edges of the sentiment.

I embossed iwth the cuttlebug damask folder and used ribbob and a button for this one with lots of layering.

I stamped the image, used copics to color it and used glitter to shimmer up a few spots. I then embossed the pumpkin using devine swirls embossing folder and then used glossy accents to give it dimension.

OWH Bonus Sketch- Piglet

I had the Piglet cut out left over from another project and when I started making the white and pink card I just knew Piglet would work perfectly.
Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge - Piglet cut at 4 inches
Bronze brads
Embossed with cuttlebug folder - Victoria

OWH Sketch 140

I am once again playing catch up. So I talked the last 4 weeks of sketches today since I'm in for the storm. Sandy is blowing through and I'm happy as a clam crafting!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Joshua's Birthday cake

This is my Step son's birthday cake for tomorrow. I used chocolate buttercream to cover the cake.
Melted red and orange chocalate chips for the lava. Added chocolate rocks along the bottom and then buttercream for the waves and grass. When we light the candles it will appear to explode lava.

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my Step son. It's a 6 inch square card
EK Success corner and border punches - Starry Night
Cricut Cartridge Robots - cut at 4.5 inches, layers with shadow background
Party Time chipboard from I believe Recollections
Celebrate stamp from the $1.00 stamps at JoAnn fabrics
Martha Stewart blue metal-rim tag
color box green ink for card edges
Creative Cafe -  Creative imaginations ribbon

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OWH - MWT Color Challenge - Black & White with hint of Green or Red

This card came about by trial and error. I recently learned a new technique using Black Gesso and Opalite inks.  I used Cypress Frost on this card.  I painted on the black gesso and then brayered on the Opalite. When I saw the metallic finish I instantly thought dragon flies. to incorporate the black and white for the challenge?...Embossing powder.  I began with white metallic but that embossed clear so I thought, no going back now so I added the black and that came out pretty good. Now did I have a flat white? Yes! When I completed the paper I then started searching through my stamps for a sentiment and Viola!
So here it is! My version of the black and white card challenge with a hint of green.
Claudine Hellmuth Studio black gesso
Opalite Cypress Frost
Inkadnkadoo Gem Stone Insects
Amy Fedder Desingns - Just Right clear stamp set Anchors Away (sentiment)

I hope you enjoy my card and I'd love to hear any comments!

OWH - Sketch 142 card challenge

For this challenge I attempted to mix 4 patterned papers. Not sure how i feel about this one but for better or worse here it is. I used a stamp sentiment from Meagan Elizabeth  - Thankful sayings

OWH- Sketch 141 and October Bonus Sketch

I'm trying to catch up with the OWH card challenges. Although I'm a little behind I buckled down to get the last few done. My scrap stash is growing by leaps and bounds as I finish my scrapbook pages so I've made a concerted effort to use just scraps for the cards. So again, I used scraps from my stash to make this card. 
I used a Lili of the Valley stamp image- just love this stamp! My husband is the grilling king so when I saw this stamp I just had to have it. Enjoy!

This is my version of the Bonus sketch for October. 
I found the image online as a coloring page and copied it into a word document and sized it to my needs.
I used small scraps from my stash to complete the card.