Tuesday, September 25, 2012
So, I am making Halloween goody boxes for the little boys - So Whimsey Stamps gave this digital stamp Bobby's Hallowe'en for free. So I printed him out, colored him in with my copics (and one regular feltpen-the dark orange) and made this treat box using the Flat Backed Treat Box tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers. I used some Halloween papers from my stash, Charcoal Bakers twine from Ribbon Carousel.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
One of my favorite blogs/website is Moxie Fab World. It is such a great site to visit and goes along with the one craft magazine, PaperCrafts, that I get! (Thank you to my favorite sister Julie) and in the Sept./Oct. issue, the Moxie Fabs column with Cath Edvalson, was Jars of Joy! It is about using a jar stamp, a jar cutout or a jar! I read through the column and really liked it as I have a Mason jar stamp that I like to use. So when Cath shared on Moxie Fab World about Jars of Joy and issued the Jars of Joy challenge, I decided that I would make my Jar of Joy. I have a jar that I put all my change into, and also the change from the washing machine and from Keith's dresser. That is my money!! In the last year or so, money has gotten tighter, especially with the girls graduating from high school and starting college next week, so my rubber stamp/paper/copic funds have been super tight. I now have 12 copics and I buy them with coupons at Michael's!! So, here is my Jar of Joy - my change for my stamps! Rubberstamping and making my own cards is one of my joys, so now my jar looks beautiful. I used some scrap papers in pink and chocolate and used my nestabilities to cut out the circles and scallops. I used some brown and pink elasticized ribbon from Ribbon Carousel to go around the top of the paper. Made the tag and glued it and the flower to the knot of the ribbons I tied around the jar. The lid is a really old lid from one of my fancy blue antique jars and it has a perfect opening to put the change in.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
I have been trying to get back into doing the sketches so I can get some cards done for others and this weeks sketch at Card Positioning Systems was another fun one. I used some bright pink paper for the bottom layer and then used a plastic decorated bag over it for the background. The plastic bag was one that my niece brought some eyeliner in for Cissy. I had to use two layers of it so that the black lines would line up that way. I hid the tape behind flowers when I could. I used the Spellbinders Ric Rac Diamond Border Petites on the green and my circle nestibilities. The butterfly is from Clear Dollar Stamps Birthday Celebration set.
This weeks sketch at Unscripted Sketches was a fun one,
Monday, September 10, 2012
Another card for the There She Goes Rubber Stamps Birthday Celebration. This one was to make a banner! I cut my banner out of Recollections Floral Patchwork paper and used Bakers Twine from Ribbon Carousel. I stamped the flowers from the set Thinking of you and used Sage Flower Soft on the bottom for some grass. I then stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Holiday's Galore. I really like how this turned out!!
Designed to Color has a challenge to use fabric, so I of course thought it would be fun. I was working on a card using this sweet little dolphin from imaginisce Snag 'em stamps and so I used some of my small scraps for a background. I used all different blues since blue is one of my favorite colors.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
There She Goes birthday celebration Day 2 was to make a masculine birthday card, so I got the stamp set LOL Taglines and stamped the Beer Boat, the sentiment is from the You're so Punny set. The fish is from an EK Success sticker set and the Twine is from Ribbon Carousel.
Monday, September 3, 2012
There She Goes rubberstamps is having their 4th Birthday Celebration and the first challenge was to use numbers with a birthday theme. Well, I needed to make a card for a 4 yr old and chose the pig from the set You're So Punny! I added stickers of numbers and the sentiment from my sticker collection.
I have not been doing any challenges, and I decided I needed to get back in the swing of things, so this weeks sketch at Card Positioning Systems was a great sketch. I needed to make a get well card for my Aunt, who just had colon cancer surgery. She is a quilter and I am sure she is missing her sewing room immensely so I used Pure Innocence Better Get Better from My Favorite Things, I stamped and colored her with felt pens and use papers from Recollections - red cardstock and Watercolor Blue Ditsy and added the thread and fabric from a couple of Jolee's by You sets.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
I love to use Flower Soft and the Flower Soft blog has been showing their new Christmas card Toppers and I want some!! The challenge they had was to use images from Flower Soft and your favorite Flower Soft sprinkle or glitter frosting. Since the only images I have from Flower Soft is the Mabel Lucie Attwell Card Making Kit, I used one of the sets from the kit, added Strawberry Flower Soft to the flowers on the one little girls hat and on the others dress. I added White Flower Soft to the little girl on the rights, socks. Then I popped the image up with 3D foam and added Sage Flower Soft to area in the grass. These cards are so cute!!
Summer has gone by quickly! Two of the nephews start school soon, so I will be down to 2 during the day. The older two and I agree that school really gets in the way of NeeNee boy time!!! We have had a really busy summer - Graduation, graduation party, road trips, changing of plans, enrolling in Community College, the girls getting jobs and working really long hours and a 5 year old nephews birthday party where I became a storm trooper!!