Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crab Door Hanger

Happy Tuesday!!
I wanted to share with you a door hanger I created at my son's request.  I try and create hangers for the kids' bedroom doors to keep the second floor festive and friendly.  =)  My son requested a door hanger with a crab on it.  So, here's what I came up with.
Since my son wanted a crab, I used the Under the Sea file set from Scraptastical Kreations.  (The shark and crab are in this set.)
I used the Peachy Keen Stamps challenge sketch as my beginning inspiration.  Thought I could use the crab as the focal point...and it just went from there.  The faces for the crab and shark from Peachy Keen Stamps Everday Character and Winter Face Assorments.  For the shark's eye, I used the 3/4" bird face from the Winter Face set, the left eye only.  Then I inked just the eyebrow so that I could angle it just right.   The crab's eyes are from the 1" bird face and the smile is from the 1 3/8" Everday Character set. 
I used Scraptastical Kreations Element Me This file for the banner and the embossed shaped.  The hanger looked quite plain so I toor some strips of paper to create 'waves'.  I inked the edges in red and accented with waterfall Stickles.  The stars and fish eye are also waterfall stickles.  I used twine to help bring it together. 


Monday, April 29, 2013

Craftin Desert Divas Guest Designer


I am posting today as a guest designer for Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas! Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!

This linky party theme is 'Pun'.  The sponsor is Carri-abusybee from DoubleClickThe more you link up, the better chance you have to win.  Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Here is what I created for this linky party....

A trifold card....
 I haven't made a trifold card before.  And I found a great file from Debbie of BudJuiced by Debbie in a fb group.  It made creating the card so much easier.  The file she created can be used with my Silhouette Cameo.  No hand cutting!  Thanks Debbie!
I created this card with the April PKS Stamp Club set. The jar, fireflies, jar cap, and sentiment are all from the set.
 Jar with fireflies....glossy accents

Closed view of card
Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Red Carpet Studio Card Challenge

It's card challenge over at Red Carpet Studio.
The theme this challenge is.......
Thank You Cards - inspired by award speeches.
Our sponsor is:

PRIZE: 3 digis of winner's choice
Here's my creation...............
The image I used is from our sponsor.  I had SO MUCH fun working with her.  I printed about a dozen and just colored.  Trying different hair colors, skin tones, and eye color. 
Head on over to the blog and link up your creation. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

All that Stickles Icicle Linky Party

Happy Saturday!
Today starts a new linky party at All that Stickles.  Our theme this party is Icicle. 

Create ANY crafty project with Icicle Stickles and link up at the party
I created a dew drop holder. 

I upcycled a bullion jar for this project. 
For the tag, I used a cut from the Robin's Nest Outdoors Tag kit.
The tag has a glossy side and a carboard side.  I chose to use the cardboard side.  It would take the ink better. 
I used distress inks to color the non-glossy side and added dew drops from the kit to accent. 
I just wrote Dew Drops with a copic multiliner. 
I added Icicle Stickles to the tag and spray painted the blue lid gold to better coordinate with the tag and ribbon. 

Our April Sponsors
Prize: Variety Package of Dew Drops

  Prize: 7 Digis

Prize: 2 Digital Paper Packs
Prize: 5 digis

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happy Wednesday!
I wanted to share with you a card I made inspired by the Get Inky! Bling Challenge.
I used the Sew Sweet Cupcakes from Get Inky! Stamps for the cupcake and the Happy Birthday sentiment. 
I stamped the cupake twice, once on white cardstock, and once on patterned paper.  I cut the 'wrapper' out of the patterned paper to use as an overlay. 
I colored the top of the cupcake with a light colored copic.  Then I stickled the paper and outer edge of the top of the cupcake.  The sentiment banner was created by stamping the sentiment with Memeno ink.  I cut the edges with a pair of shaped scissors.  Then I inked the edge with fluid chalk and finished it off with matching Stickles. 
Get Inky!'s challenge is live until the 27th.   The winner could receive this stamp set....
So be sure to head over and link up your creation. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Welcome to the Baby Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

Bring on the bouncing babies! It's time for a Baby Blog Hop filled with all sorts of cute, fun, and of course, sparkly, baby themed projects!

If you've come from Ashley's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit All that Stickles.

For my project, I've made a decoration for my baby girl. I printed the piece and added Stickles to the large letters. Framed it and added some Stickles Roses to two of the corners. 

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday April 24th at All that Stickles.

1 Stamp Set of Winner's Choice

Handmade Stick Pins or 1 Set of Handmade Fabric Covered Buttons

Digital Delights by Louby Loo
$5 Gift Certificate

$6 Voucher

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Melanie's blog.

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Welcome to Day 1 of the Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Blog Hop!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing as the wedding season is almost here, and the design teams of Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls have teamed up to provide you with some beautiful wedding inspiration by creating projects using Paper Nest Dolls digital stamps! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

Red Carpet Studio is a movie-themed challenge blog that runs weekly challenges, alternating between layout and card challenges each week. All of their challenges are inspired by either a movie or aspect of Hollywood!
The Paper Nest Dolls is a brand new digital/rubber stamp shop that sells adorable stamps inspired by the designer's children. Their stamps are sold here and they just started a challenge blog as well!

For my project today, I made....

I try not to make cards for hops, but I just love how this one turned out.  I used Paper Nest Dolls Bride Ellie image.  I really enjoyed coloring her.  Between her long hair and the folds in the dress, I could get really creative.  For the bit of blue, I used a blue mat, colored the ribbon and some flowers, and Stickles (of course). 
My 'new' addition are the pearls.  I won a GC from Miriam's Crafting Supplies and this is one of the many things I was able to get.  =) 

The Paper Nest Dolls owner and artist, Christine, is very generously providing us with some blog candy from her online stamp shop and her brick and mortar scrapbooking store! To be eligible to win you must comment on every stop of both days of the hop. 

Two $20 Gift Certificates

Prima Flower Prize Pack

Ready for the next stop? It's Lori Ann's blog!

Red Carpet Studio
The Paper Nest Dolls
Lori Ann

Happy Hopping! :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Sunday!
It's time for a chard challenge over at Red Carpet Studio Challenge.
This week's theme is to create a Vintage Card.
(inspired by old Hollywood movies)
Our Sponsor
 PRIZE: $10 gift certificate
My creation.......................
My 13th wedding anniversary is this month.  So I thought it would be fun to create this vintage card with my husband in mind.  He's a Navy veteran and when I saw this image, I knew that this was the type of feel I wanted for this card. 
Inside of card
Close up
Pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies
Patterned Paper
Fluid Chalk
Glossy Accents
PKS Sentiment Stamp
Memento Stamping Ink



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Saturday!
All that Stickles new linky party is live.  Yay!!  =) 
The theme is Baby Blue Stickles. 
(Create any crafty project and use Baby Blue Stickles)

Here's my creation.................
....................a shaped card.
I made a shaped card for my little boy's birthday.  He'll be 5 this summer, and as all little boys do, he LOVES monsters.
The image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored it with Copics and added Baby Blue Stickles to the balloon.  The dew drops are from the Robin's Nest Outdoors Tag Set.  I used the balloon shape from Scraptastical Kreations' file, Dino-mite Birthday, to create the card base.  
Baby Blue Stickles
Corner punch
Bugaboo Image
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Patterned Paper
Gel Pen
Sentiment Stamp
Fluid Chalk

Prize: Variety Package of Dew Drops
Prize: 7 Digis
 Prize: 2 Digital Paper Packs
 Prize: 5 digis