Archive | August, 2011

Cardapalooza Day Thirteen and Fourteen

15 Aug

Here are my cards for days 13 and 14 for Cardapalooza!

Day 13: Use Scallops

Supplies: Stickers: Studio Calico; Brads: Basic Grey; White Pen: Signo

This is actually a scraplift of a card I made previously that I love.  I thought I would make another-this time with a scallop sticker.  This is a great way to use up all those Studio Calico stickers I have!

Day 14: Use Mists

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey; Veneer Frame, Flowers, and Mists (Piglet, Orchard, and Pony): Studio Calico; Other: the yellow woodgrain background is Studio Calico packaging..

Cardapalooza Day Eleven and Twelve

13 Aug

Here are my cards for days 11 and 12!

Day 11: Using Twine

Supplies: Paper: Amy Tangerine; Twine: My Mind’s Eye; Canvas Flower: Basic Grey; Button: Crate Paper; Other: the white floral paper is packaging from some Pink Paislee alphas.

I have been wanting to try using a Gluber (from Cosmo Cricket) to make something with twine, so this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity!  I used glue dots for the leaves and just shaped them a little to look like leaves.  I love how this card turned out!!!!  Super cute!  🙂

Day 12: Use a quote bubble

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Love, Elsie; Stickles

This challenge was tough for me!  I couldn’t find any quote bubbles in my stash or stamps, and my attempts to draw one didn’t go so well.  Then, I decided to go through my patterned paper, and voila!  That Love, Elsie paper really came in handy!  🙂  I added a lot of Stickles for sparkle.

Kid’s Craft Week #18-Jelly Fish

12 Aug

This week I tapped into one of the great craft ideas I have stored on Pinterest for our craft-making paper jellyfish.

Here is the original link if you want to check it out.

The only change we really made was that I let The Girlio go through some of my older patterned paper and use that for the tentacles and eyes.  I think they turned out WAY cuter this way.  Also, she is always wanting to use my paper trimmer, so this gave her the chance to cut all the tentacles herself.  This really was a craft she did most of herself, which is always great.  The only parts I did were cutting the plate in half, punching the eyes out with some circle punches, and cutting out the mouth.  She did all the painting, tentacle cutting, and assembly herself.  I hope she wants to do this one again in the future because she already has planned who she wants to give these to, and I would love to have some around here-they are adorable!!  🙂

Cardapalooza Day Nine and Ten

11 Aug

Here are my cards for days 9 and 10!

Day 9: Use Rubons

Supplies: Paper, Stickers, and Rubons: Studio Calico; Misc: Clear/Acrylic Card

I made this using a clear card and then used pop dots with a bunch of journaling stickers.  I put the patterned paper on the inside of the card to cover up the mess of the pop dots, and added cute woodgrain bird rubons to two of the journaling stickers.  This was a great way to use up a lot of stickers, which is good, because I LOVE these ones from the Documentary collection by Studio Calico.  I have several sheets!  🙂

Day Ten: Use stamps

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey; Stamps: Jenni Bowlin; Sticker: Studio Calico; Inks: Tim Holtz; Other: Embossing Powder

Here I played with a technique I learned at an Archivers class.  I pressed the ink pads onto a plastic bag (I like Archivers bags because they lay flat really well), then used a paintbrush and some water to spread the color onto the paper after I embossed the stamps.  They used a craft sheet and a water brush, but this worked just as good, and I just throw away the bag when I am done.  Simple.

Turned out great-love that you can blend the colors together so well!  Next time though, I will let it dry before I try and cut it.  I had to add the sticker (which I liked anyway) to the bottom to cover up a little fraying.  🙂

Paper Variety Color Challenge!

10 Aug

While color challenges can be a bit intimidating, this one spoke to me right away!

The challenge is to use the following colors:

You can use little bits of neutrals on your project as well, but mainly, it should be these colors.

So, here is my project:

Supplies: Paper: Echo Park; Frame and Lemonade Mist: Studio Calico; Letters: Pink Paislee; Flowers: Petaloo and Bazzill; Brads: Bo Bunny; Silhouette

These colors just screamed tropical to me, so I made a little framed piece of two of my favorite pictures from our Hawaiian honeymoon.  I misted the top two flowers and the wooden letters, cut the slits in the green paper with my Silhouette machine, and added two mini photos.  This piece is going right above my scrappy desk-I love how it turned out!

Now-it’s YOUR turn!  Check out the challenge here and play along for the chance to win a $20 gift certificate from:

Go for it ladies-can’t wait to see what you come up with!  🙂

Cardapalooza-Day Seven and Eight

9 Aug

Here are my cards for the Cardapalooza challenge at For the Luv of Art.

Day Seven: Make a card that looks like a gift

I had a horrible time with this challenge!  I made a card, spent a lot of time on it, but just didn’t like the end result.

So, I decided to go a different route and make a card that looked like a gift card holder instead.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Butterfly: Studio Calico

Day Eight: Make a card inspired from one of the cards from this book cover:

I did a loose scraplift of the card on the bottom.

Supplies: Stickers: Sassafrass Lass

So, there you have it!  Come play with us if you have time!

Cardapalooza Bonus Challenge #1

8 Aug

There was a bonus challenge this past weekend for Cardapalooza!  We were given a digital kit, and were challenged to make a card with it!  This is very much out of my comfort zone, but it is a CUTE kit, so I gave it a whirl!  Now, the kit had a lot of fun, bright, happy colors in it, and something is wrong with the black ink in my printer, so mine turned out more in the pastel range.  It still turned out cute though, and will make a great baby card!

Supplies: digital kit by Norma Kennedy (pink checked paper and blue journaling spot), butterfly: Pebbles; doilies were cut out of copy paper with my Silhouette

There is still time to join in if you want to play along!  🙂