Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brentwood goes Trick or Treating!

Brentwood loves to wear silly costumes, so Halloween is a fun time of year for him. I happen to have this Brentwood in digital form, so I was able to play around with size and positioning. I was able to combine two different digital images into one picture.

How did I do it? By watching this video on Card Universe. I took me a bit of time to find where my version of Word is hiding everything, but I figured it out! I inserted my Spookville Lane image first, then added, resized, and moved Brentwood into position.

It does not show up real well, but I used stickles along the bottom border of the roof. Paper is Basic Grey Mellow, spider ribbon from Target Dollar Spot.

The card also uses the sketch challenge from Jessica Lynn Original. There is still time for you to enter!!

Oh my, couldn't forget this bit of information...remember all the Birthday Bash creations I made? I won one of the November Guest Designer spots at i {heart} papers!! I have a box of goodies heading my way! Looking forward to finding out what's in there!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Final Birthday Bash card

Presents have been opened, cake eaten, guests have taken goodie bags home. Now what should you do? Write a thank you note for any gifts received and to the guests who attended the birthday party.

My card uses the same Doodlebug paper line and color scheme that was used for the invitation and table place card. I stamped a Verve "Thanks" in Jardin Moss on a Lablels one nestie. The challenge for day three was to use embellishments. This stumped for a bit, as I messed with some flowers, but they just weren't doing it for me. I decided the Hero Arts pearls were a nice touch.

Below is a picture of the invitation, thank you, and table place card all together. I could have made my goodie bag with the same paper & colors, but I really wanted to put up something that looked different! Most of the party elements have parts that my little helper could assist with, should we do something like this for a real party for her sometime in the future (her birthday was just a couple of weeks ago). I know she would like to help with stickles! She's gotten into them before!

Happy crafting!


Place card name tag

There will be two posts for today, as I have two final projects for the i {heart} papers birthday bash.

This is a little table place setting name card for the challenge to use papers or stamps that feature food and/or drinks. I used my scalloped nesties to create the place card. I needed a bit more, so I dotted with Magenta Stickles and white Inkssentials pen along the cardstock. I also used the stickles to spell out the name.

You can see how I have the place card standing. I was a bit stuck, and thinking about just leaning it against a stuffed animal, when hubby suggested "making one of those things like on the back of a picture frame". Super idea honey! Thanks! Sometimes when I'm stuck, I use him or the little daughter as sounding boards.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Birthday card

Today's challenge is to make a special birthday card for the i {heart} papers birthday bash.

I used these beautiful Basic Grey Indian Summer design papers paired with some PTI Scarlet Jewel cardstock. They go so perfect together! A pretty little brad with some Martha Stewart pine branch punches. Can you believe I bought the punch last December, and this is the first time I ever used it??? The sentiment was cut out using the regular and scallop nesties.

This is a picture of leaves on my forsythia bush. Don't the colors coordinate with the card above so well? I snapped a bunch of "for fun" pictures late Thursday afternoon around the yard before the winds and rain came to visit.

Happy crafting!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Designer Paper + Ribbon

Can you guess what today's challenge is for the i {heart} papers birthday bash?? My title says it all! Use some design paper and ribbon on a project for a birthday party.

I made little goodies bags for the guests to take home. No need to send more sugar with the kiddos, try some trail mix! Those little cubes of dried fruit are just as sweet and a tad more healthy. I used my Labels 1 nestabilities along with some Basic Grey Sugared paper to create a little bag topper. The sentiment says, "Smile" as I would want everyone to smile thinking of the fun times they had at the party.

Yards and yards of ribbon will be given away for today's prize! Visit the i {heart} papers blog for further information on how you can win!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

i {heart} papers color challenge

I'm back with another birthday bash challenge for i {heart} papers. Be sure to check it out. There are prizes for each day's challenge, and also a grand prize and a guest design spot for November.

The colors to use for this challenge were: rose, celery green, light blue, and black. I embossed both the Inkadinkado butterfly and the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Sentiment is up on a foam dot. The butterfly is from a set called Beautiful Fairies. It was purchased last year at IHP, but is no longer in the store (fyi in case you're searching). But Kate does have other Inkadinkado sets available. Paper is all PTI.

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i {heart} papers

Kate at i {heart} papers is celebrating one year of being in business. I must have discovered her within a month of her opening, as I know I made a November purchase! One of the challenges (I'm not doing them in order) is to create a card using a non-traditional fold.

I created a square gate fold card by trimming my card stock 8x4, then scoring at 2" and 6". The design paper is from Doodlebug. I use my Labels One Nestability behind the cupcake. I also used my Spica Clear Glitter pen to add some sparkle to the sprinkles on the cupcake. The butterflies I picked up last spring at Hobby Lobby in the Easter section. They were just opened today for the first time! But for 75 cents, I knew I should grab them even if it took a bit before they were used.

First time for using the fake stitching on a card...it seems to really add a little some extra!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cards for Heroes

I found a simple but nice look and ran with it while creating my "Cards for Heroes". JessicaLynnOriginal is having a card drive for soldiers. Create something in either the holiday or birthday category. If you send at least five, you will receive an adorable digi Brentwood, and will be entered to win a gift certificate to her store. There is still time to make some cards for soldiers to send home to loved ones. You can read all about this organization here... they recently changed the name to Operation Write Home.

I've had these colored for quite awhile, and picked the paper before coloring so things would coordinate. Unfortunately, my craft "space" has been all a jumble, and then sickness hit :-( We have a back porch/laundry/store it area where I make my cards. I don't have much counter space, and use the top of the dryer to keep things and it was over flowing. The cat knocked the dryer vent loose and I had to move everything so I could wiggle the dryer out to re-attach the vent. You know how it goes...move one thing, then another...and things get out of hand.

The bottom two cards my daughter made. Images attached at an angle on purpose. She wanted them that way :-)

Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Magazine submission

This is the card I submitted for Embellish Magazine. Kraft, brown, red, and blue were the colors to use on submission creations, along with some twine. Unfortunately, mine was not one of the lucky picks, but I've taken that next step of starting to submit to magazines. Man oh man, writing down every little thing I used, and the "how to" part took more time than making the card! (At least it felt that way).

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Warm" cards

This card was for the GinaK color challenge to use Pumpkin, Chocolate, and Vanilla on a card. I used all GinaK StampTV items in this card. The image and sentiment are both embossed and up on pop dots. Even though it looks almost black in my picture, I did use the "Pure Luxury Chocolate" cardstock.

This card is the final WCMD that I have to show you. This was a Gratitude, Chocolate, and a Sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

I've not finished anything new yet this week, so I better get cracking so I have something to post!

Happy crafting!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Use a quote

This was for the Unity WCMD challenge to use a quote. The stamp is from Verve and embossed on Basic Grey DP. I used an older Mojo Monday layout for the layout.

Well, the rain held off for my field trip! It started two minutes after we got on the bus to go back to school. Good timing!!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Think Pink

Here is the next of my World Card Making Day challenge cards. This one was sponsored by My Favorite Things on Splitcoast Stampers. They really wanted you to use one of their images if possible, so they were giving away this free digi image.

The challenge was to use pink, black, white, and bling. I have rhinestones on each corner of the image panel, and each side of the sentiment. The ribbons on the ladies tops have stickles.

My class is scheduled to go on an outdoor field trip today, and there is a 70% chance of rain! We are to do a fall hike and make apple cider. I'm hoping the rain holds off...as it's been a few years since I've done this trip!

Happy crafting!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Paper Garden WCMD Challenge

The challenge from Paper Garden Projects was to make a project inspired by some of your favorite things about fall. Well, I love my new Brentwood stamps from Jessica Lynn Original that just arrived Thursday (happy mail!).

I colored Brentwood: Thanksgiving Turkey with Copics & Bic Mark-it pens. The sentiment is also from the same set. The DP, burlap swatch, and pumpkin spice cardstock are all from GinaK Designs Signs of Autumn StampTV kit. Base is PTI.

So....did anyone else make several cards Saturday for World Card Making Day? I worked on challenges on Splitcoast Stampers (along with this one), and will be posting those throughout the upcoming week. I was really on a roll...which made me happy since I'd been on such a dry spell!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blog Candy & WCMD

Good morning! Is everyone all geared up for World Card Making Day? I'm ready to go and the mojo is flowing today! There will probably be several postings over the next several days with WCMD cards.

To start the excitement, one of my favorite artist's (Jessica Lynn Original) has blog candy for today's event. So what will you win? New Brentwood & Friends Stamp Set: Adam the QB. You will also get a handmade JLO card for Halloween and three small adorable stamps by JLO: Mini Brentwood, Cat, and Cake! Just for posting this on your blog!! She also has all stamps 25% off until midnight Sunday.

Go visit her blog so you can sign up for the candy!

Happy crafting!!