Archive | July, 2012

Last FLOA Guest Designer Post

31 Jul

Well, my guest designing stint for For the Luv of Art has come to an end!

To finish off, I have three more cards to show you today using the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer collection.  This collection really is the perfect balance of bright colors, and a great summer feel!  My favorite parts of the kit were definitely the journaling cards (which I used in the first two cards below), and the stickers (highlighted in the third card.)

Additional Supplies: Stamps: Paper Smooches; Twine: The Twinery; Clothespins: Canvas Corp.; Cloud Punch: Fiskars; Other: Washi Tape

This card is the perfect example of improvisation.  First, when I stamped the smiley face on the shorts, it left a black streak above the mouth.  I covered it up by drawing in a line over the mark to make a bigger smile-you really can’t hardly tell it isn’t supposed to be like that.  Second, when I couldn’t find the right paper for the background, I just layered washi tape-worked out great.

Additional Supplies: Butterflies and Mist: Studio Calico

This card was a breeze to put together, and I really like how it turned out.  I painted Pony mist onto the butterflies, and assembled the card-done and done!

Additional Supplies: Twine: The Twinery

This was another easy card.  I used an i for each l (I was out of the letter l), added the stickers and twine, and outlined my sentiment so that it stood out better.

So there you have it!  Can you believe I made 22 projects over two months with these kits?  How fun!  🙂

Remember you can still pick up a 100 Days of Summer kit here (there is still one left), or a May kit here if you haven’t already!

I really enjoyed being a For the Luv of Art Guest Designer, and a big thank you to Sherrie for having me!

Card Monday

30 Jul

A birthday card for today…..

Supplies: Paper: Basic Grey; Stamps and Pink Ink: Hero Arts; Washi Tape: Freckled Fawn; Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz; Stars: Studio Calico

I stamped the hearts onto patterned paper, and then cut them out.  This card is a little eclectic for me, and for whatever reason, I had to tear it apart several times before I got it to look somewhat like I wanted!  Anyway, I am entering this card into Paper Issues Eclectic challenge.

Happy Monday!

Pinterest Thursday

26 Jul

Here’s a quick thing The Girlio and I made from Pinterest.  I don’t think you could even call it a craft, it went so fast!  🙂

Heart Handprint Cards

pin found here

Made for some fun, seriously cute cards!  🙂


Wednesday Words

25 Jul

pin found here

Card Monday

23 Jul

Here’s another card using the same sketch as my previous post-I just used a stamp from Paper Smooches instead of a tag.  I love fun and easy cards!  🙂

Washi and a Sketch

21 Jul

While I was perusing Pinterest, I came across this sketch from Page Maps:

pin found here

I also found a challenge at Paper Issues to create a project using washi tape.  This sketch looked like it would be perfect with tape, so I made this baby card:

Supplies: Tag: Bananafish; Letters: Basic Grey; Tapes: American Crafts, Tim Holtz, Freckled Fawn

Talk about a quick and easy card!  I like how it turned out too-you really could use any sentiment you wanted-I will definitely be making more!

Kid’s Craft Week #55-Heart Banner And A Painting

20 Jul

The Girlio took a class at our local educational/kid store, and unfortunately when it was time to leave, someone had grabbed her bag with all her crafts in it by mistake and left theirs.  She was crushed.  I took the remaining bag of crafts home so that we could figure out what they did and recreate the projects at home.

For the first project, they had done some rubbings using texture plates.  Fortunately, I had some REALLY old Fiskars texture plates still, so I dug them out, and let her make some rubbings.  Then, to take the craft a little further, I gave her a heart-shaped cookie cutter, which she traced on top of the rubbings, and then cut them out. I punched holes in the edges of the hearts, and let her pick out some twine (The Twinery) which I wove in and out of the hearts, and just like that we had a cute little banner to hang in the living room!

For the second craft, I couldn’t really figure out what they had done.  It was a piece of construction paper with a bunch of painted circles on it.  She couldn’t really tell me what they had used, but that she had “stamped” the painted circles onto the paper.  So, I decided to dig out a bunch of round things (a mist cap, two sizes of bouncy balls, and pom poms) and some paint, and let her use them to stamp on the paper.

Here is the final result:

A masterpiece, no?  🙂

She had a ton of fun, and it took the sting out of losing her own projects from class.