Thursday, April 28, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch Card

I am making an effort to submit cards to more challenges. It helps me a lot, especially the sketch challenges. So here is my first card for the Card Patterns blog. There are lots of pics in this post because I love this card ;) I think it's the colors.

Here is the sketch.
I love Echo Park's For the Record paper. So retro and bright.
This little retro button is from my stash. No clue where it came from. And that giant rose is a sticker from a sheet that you can get to coordinate with the papers. Yummy!
The little row along the bottom is a rub on from Kaiser Craft. Cute!
The black polka dot paper is layered on a chipboard square that I painted to coordinate with the paper. I don't know about you, but I love polka dots, especially tiny ones like this ;)
And the little happiness ribbon is from Unity, of course, colored with Copics.
I hope you like it. And I hope you have an awesome day!!!
Thanks for stopping by! And Thanks for the Comments!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

All Things Unity Challenge Card

I made this for one of my friends, but also for the All Things Unity Challenge. You should give it a go too. It's a sketch challenge. My favorite :)

I started with this Unity stamp and Pink Paislee's 365 Degrees paper. The stars are actually Unity also. I stamped yellow on yellow,
The buttons are Stampin' Up, as is the cardstock.

Thanks for visiting :) Have a phenominal day!!!

Unity Bird Tree

I hope you are all having a great Easter weekend!

I'm spending some time in my craft "studio" ;)

This image is from one of Unity's Kits of the Month. So cute! I colored them with Copics. The paper goes so well too. It's from My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow line.

The inside is also decorated so I can submit it to the Unity Place Outside Inside Challenge.

I'm also submitting it to Unity's Bird Challenge.

The buttons are Stampin' Up, as is the Early Espresso cardstock.
Have a great weekend, and Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Family Banner

I was looking for something to make, and I found these banner pieces that I found in Michaels sometime last year. Perfect! Just the right number to spell Family!

Here are some closeups.

I had nothing to spell out family. All of my chipboard letters are far too small, as are my stickers. I have no letter stamps big enough either. Soooo I printed them on regular copy paper and very carefully cut them out. After die cutting the shapes from paper from Echo Park's For the Record to mount them on, I adhered the letters using my Xyron. I was inspired by the My Minds Eye blue papers. Love the colors. I used flowers from Prima and Stampin' Up. The tiny little vintage style tag is from Stampin' Up also. The letter k is staped on it (for our last name). The ovals and die cuts were sponged with Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The die cuts were cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities. The borders were punched using various punches. After assembling I laced some seam binding through to hook them all together to hang.

This was submitted for the Moxie Fab World's Home Decor Challenge. The deadline has passed, but there are some great projects that were submitted if you want some inspiration.

Thanks for looking! And have a great day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Gift for Eli

My sister's baby shower is this weekend, and here is another gift for the little guy.

These letters took a little work because I changed my mind about the color after painting them blue. It just didn't work, so green it was! Since there is brown in the room and in the paper I used (On Holiday by The Girls' Paperie) I wanted some brown. I didn't want the heaviness of more paper, so I used washi tape! Love it! It worked perfectly. I sanded all of the edges, which let the blue show through, so that worked. I Mod Podged over the paper and tape. I am becoming a Mod Podge Queen! Of course I had to add Buttons!!! I think it'll work great in his room.
Thank you for stopping by! And have a rockin' day!
ETA: I submitted this project to Moxie Fab's Home Decor Challenge. The deadline is tonight, April 21, at midnight!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Moxie Fab Card!

Every Tuesday over at Moxie Fab World Cath has a Tuesday Trigger. You use the trigger as inspiration. Here is this week's gorgeous trigger! I want this porch! I love the color combo too.

And here is my take on the Tuesday Trigger! I took the colors from the trigger, as well as the cozy home feeling. The rikrak and print are inspired by the apron. The lines of the tag are inspired by the lines of the rocking chair. I used Echo Park's For the Record! YUM! I so love this collection!!! Gorgeous! The teal paper is from Basic Grey, and the red is from Pink Paislee 365 Degrees. I sprayed two of the crocheted flowers with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
Play along with us! It's nice to have a little inspiration sometimes.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a phenominal day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Baby on the Way!

My dear friend Jessica does my hair, but I've known her since she was a little girl and she figure skated with my daughter. She was like a big sister to Katie. Now she's a married woman, expecting a baby! I had a hair appointment today (looks fab!) and I took this card to her to congratulate her and her hubby. Time flies so fast. I guess it comes with age :)

Now about the card! I decided to try the Bargello technique that was spotlighted on Splitcoast Stampers a few weeks ago. So easy, and so striking! The flowers are colored with Copics. I used the best Copic paper ever, Copic X-Press It Blending Cardstock. The stamps are from Unity.

Have an awesome day!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Frame for Eli :)

My sister's baby shower is coming next weekend, so I'm getting on the ball to get my new nephew's gifts done. I saw these big 12x12 frames at Michaels and I had to have it for him! The opening is 5x7, so there's room for a nice size picture. I Mod Podged this gorgeous Daisy D's paper on the frame. It truly made me sad when they went out of business :( Lord knows I tried to keep them in business on my own, but I didn't have that kind of money ;) I stenciled the letters of his name in acrylic paint. I Mod Podged over that too. I added the same green paint around the edges. Then I added the BUTTONS! You know I love my buttons!

Thank you everyone for stopping by! And thank you for commenting. I really appreciate it.

ETA: I submitted this for the Moxie Fab Home Decor Challenge. The deadline is tonight, April 21, at midnight!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Baby Baby Baby

My little sister is having a baby! She has been on total bedrest for quite awhile already, and she's due in June. So I had to make a card for the shower we're having for her in a couple of weeks.

I don't usually go for the purely pastel colors for babies, so this is a great alternative. It's a boy, so the blue was a given. I struggled with this card. A lot of changes along the way. I did the image first, then had to find some paper to go with it. No the greatest idea I've ever had.

Let me say how much I love this quilt stamp from Unity's Kit of the Month from December, 2010. I added the little bird and the grass at the bottom of the posts. I colored it with lots of Copics. My coloring is coming along. I was pretty proud of this one ;) After cutting the image out with Spellbinders dies, I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Destress Inks while still in the die. The whole image was a little bright for what I was trying to do, so I lightly sponged the entire thing with Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink to tome it down a little. It worked great. The image was mounted on Core'dinations cardstock, then on Crate Paper's Restoration Collection paper. That doily was sponged with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I hope enjoyed the card. Have a wonderful day!!!