Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hydgranea flower card

Here's the card I did for my sister for Mothers' Day.  It uses the tutorial by the VERY talented Kittie at http://kittiekraft.typepad.com/kittiekraft/punched-hydrangea-tutorial.html .  The leaves are from one of the Cuttlebug flower quilling kits and the Martha Stewart Fern punch.  The clay pot is a cut from the Cricut cartridge Kate's ABCs.  I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the scrollwork on the pink cardstock used in the background and inking on the flower pot

Barrow (Barrel) full of flowers

I found card inspiration at http://cardcreationsbylorraine.blogspot.com/2010/04/spring-time-is-here-walk-in-my-garden.html and did several cards like this because they were so much fun!  All of my flowers are the same except I used the center of a flower from the cartridge Flower Shoppe and wound it really tight to make it small (the two small yellow flowers in the middle).  Used several layers on the wheelbarrow and pop dotted almost everything.  I saw a cute thread somewhere about whether it's "wheelbarrow" or "wheelbarrel".  Either way, here it is!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stamp-a-faire Beaded Friendship Bracelet Challenge

Yes, I skipped a few challenges!  But I plan to go back to do the others and will post the results when I get them done.  Too late to qualify for my merit badges :o) but still anxious to do the other ones.  This is my result for this challenge which is paper beaded bracelets. Yep, paper.  Here's the link http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/07/stamp-a-faire-beaded-friendship-bracelet-challenge.html and I love these bracelets!  The first one (pink) was done with a magnetic clasp and using a wooden skewer.  The second one (blue/green) was done using a toothpick (the slightly thicker kind from Cracker Barrel) which made a tighter bead.  I'm sort of contemplating redoing the pink one to the tighter bead but probably won't do it until after I've done the other challenges.  These were so fun to make!  My sister and I stayed up until 4am making bracelets and giggling.  DH was impressed with how nice they looked!

Here's a close up

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stamp-a-faire Ribbon Techniques Challenge

This is my 2nd challenge...yes I am behind!  Been having a lot of fun.  This card is a TOTAL scraplift of a card in the July 2012 issue of Cricut Magazine.  The card is on page 76-77 and is done by Rebekah Kreiger.  I really liked this card.  I used the Imagine to color and cut the tags (I forgot to not resize the print so it printed really small on the writing) but I really liked it.  I used Dawn's tutuorial on the 2nd challenge to do the bow  and the background papers are PaperTrey Ink.  I used various inks to shade all the elements and kraft cardstock for the actual card base.

Stamp-a-faire by Paper Trey Ink-Morning Make & Take

I am participating in PaperTrey Ink's Stamp-a-faire 2012 and it's been so much fun!  So far I have only been able to complete one project but have been busy meeting new friends, making swaps and trades, have some great munchies and just totally enjoying the day.  Our hostess is Kristen from http://www.kristinshappy.blogspot.com/  who has graciously opened up her house and her heart to us and it is so appreciated!  Here's my first project.  I didn't have the exact colors used for the challenge but I love how the card turned out.  I think this is my new most favorite two-step flower stamp set!  The wonderfully cute card stand was a special gift given to us by one of our fellow stampers, Rhonda at http://stampnpiece.blogspot.com/ .  On this card we were to stamp the dark ink first and the the light ink but I switched that and stamped in light ink first with dark ink as the 2nd step stamp and I love, love, love the way it turned out.