Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Grateful Apples

I made this card for Scrapbook Pal's "Use Stickles" contest.  You can find Scrapbook Pal's info HERE. I used three colors of Stickles on this card:  Waterfall, Copper Brown & Star Dust.  

 The flower has a sprinkling of Stickles glitter but her Stickle-covered hairbows really sparkle! Plus the bow centers are blue rhinestones. She was stamped with Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black) and colored with Copics. The flower, the Spellbinders Lacey Oval and the center of the La-La Land Banner have foam tape behind them for added dimension.  Here's a close-up:

Thanks for visiting!

Stickles Glitter Glue - Waterfall, Star Dust & Copper Brown
Stamp - Unknown (from Ebay unmounted & no packaging but isn't she sweet?  If you know where she might be from please leave me a comment)
Stampin Up - Grateful stamp
Spellbinders - Lacey Ovals
Spellbinders - Curved Matting Basics B
La-La Land - Folding Banner
Cheery Lynn - Sweet Williams
Stampin Up - Edge punch
Memento Black Ink, Copics, Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones & a Green Pearl

Challenges Entered
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes*
Scrapbook Pal Use Stickles
Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party Food/Beverages
Crafty Creations All about "S" (Stickles)
Southern Girls Sparkle & Shine with a bit of Bling #91
Love to Create Cute with dies/punches

CBD Prima Doll Tag

This is my tag for Crafting By Design's "Anything But a Card" Challenge!  Come and join us over at CBD to join in the fun!

I paper pieced the dress and the top of her dress is covered in glitter from a clear Wink of Stella brush.  The background was created using distress ink and the Memory Box Distressed Tula Stencil.  I used distress ink to also color the Magnolia flowers and the Awesome sentiment.

Prima Mixed Media Doll Stamp Six
Tim Holtz - Tag die
Technique Tuesday - Say it Awesome die
Memory Box - Distressed Tula Stencil
Magnolia DooHickey's - Doily Flowers die
Distress ink, Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, Wink of Stella, Fun fur yarn, Rhinestones

Challenges Entered
Just Inspirational Paper Piecing
Corrosive Challenges Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters Tag you're it

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

CBD Fairy Friendship

Hello!  I'm sharing my DT card for the Friends/Friendship Challenge at Crafting by Designs. Hope you can come join the fun & thanks for stopping by!

Stamping Bella Stamp
Spellbinders - A2 Filigree
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Spellbinders- Picot Circles
Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco B
Cheery Lynn - Lace
Taylored Expressions - Quatrefoil Cutting Mat (flowers from negative space)
Copics, TH Distress Ink, Judikins color dusters, Rhinestones & Pearls

Challenges Entered
TTCRD Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #96 Anything Goes
Craft your Passion #214 Pearls & Lace
Dream Valley Things with Wings
Crafting from the heart Anything Goes

Monday, May 19, 2014

CBD Design Team

I wanted to share some exciting news!  I've been invited to join the wonderful ladies at Crafting By Designs as a new DT member.  It's such a fun challenge blog and is one of my favorites.  There's always something going on - a themed weekly challenge and a monthly challenge.  There are great prizes and a chance to be in the weekly Saturday spotlight.  Hope you'll come and join me and the rest of this amazing DT for some fun!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

IO Birdhouse Garden

I made this card for the Impression Obsession "Welcome to my Garden" Challenge.  The card came together differently than I'd envisioned.  The scene reminds me of my in-law's garden in Long Island, NY.  They live close to the beach and they have tall beautiful grasses in their garden as well as birdhouses.

I cut the birdhouses twice, once in white and once in blue.  I cut out some of the blue pieces and glued them on top of the white houses. I used copics to color the bottom of the birdhouses.  The birdhouses are popped up with foam tape to add dimension and the Circle Shaker Frame has a double layer of foam tape to pop it up even higher.  Thanks for looking!

Impression Obsession Thanks Word
Impression Obsession Birdhouse Set
Impression Obsession Grass
Impression Obsession Small Grass Border
Impression Obsession Sea Birds
Impression Obsession Clouds
Impression Obsession Circle Shaker Frame

Challenges Entered
Impression Obsession Welcome to my Garden
Dream Valley Challenges Anything Goes
We do doobadoo Layers

Thursday, May 1, 2014

HM Christmas Chime

Hi!  I bought this HM Swing Chime stamp off ebay (extraordinarily dirty and covered in gold ink BTW) and this bell was begging to be used in the House Mouse "Pop it Up" challenge.

I almost never make Christmas cards but my kids have a lot of fun stamping envelopes.  I barely get photo cards done.  It took hours on two separate occasions last year trying to get all four of my kids to smile (or at least not frown) and look at the camera.  I finally gave up (way past when my husband had thrown in the towel) and realized individual shots of them would be fine.  One was always grumpy, one was silly and one tried to crawl away (you ALL know who you are!).  I've got to say my 9 year old son was a trooper.  Maybe it would actually be less frustrating and time consuming to make my own Christmas cards and forget the photos?!

I stamped a second bell, covered it in red glitter and popped it up with foam tape.  I popped up the top layer and the Spellbinders Captivating Squares Frame with foam tape as well.  In the center of the sparkles I added tiny rhinestones and then encircled the rhinestones with clear glitter.  I used glitter on the gold bow too. 

This house mouse image was colored with copics.  Thanks for looking!

Challenges Entered:
Stampendous May Challenge
Scrapbooker PhD Bling it Up

Dies R Us Peacock Pride

This is my "Anything Goes" DT project for the brand spankin' new DiesRUs Challenge Blog!  The very first challenge launches today - "Anything Goes Using Dies".  Come on over to the challenge blog and join the fun! Challenges will begin on the 1st and 15th of each month.   The winner will win a gift voucher to the DiesRUs store and the Top 3 will get a badge to display on their blogs.  Our wonderful Team leader, Darlene, also has an amazing giveaway on her blog.  You can check it out HERE.

I stamped the peacock in blue and green memento inks, cut out the bottom of the feathers, and pulled these feathers through the Spellbinders Gold Labels Four die before using the die to cut/emboss/deboss around the rest of the peacock.  I used Labels Four as a stencil and brushed distress ink around the edge of the image, then I removed the die and rubbed blue distress ink on the embossed frame with my finger.  I covered the entire image with shimmer using a Wink of Stella brush, added glitter to the peacock's belly and glued rhinestones to his tail. 

The teal flowers were made with a Spellbinders Rose Creations die.  They were cut with white cardstock, then colored with turquoise Glimmer Mist and blue Smooch Spritz.  While still damp, I layered the roses and then scrunched them to get that crinkly, worn look.  I glued them together and added the rhinestone centers after they dried.  The La-La Land rolled roses were also colored with green and gold Glimmer Mists before I rolled them with a quilling tool. 

The Pippi butterflies were cut out of teal paper and covered with clear stickles.  The Memory Box Darrington Corner was cut from white cardstock, dyed with blue smooch spritz then folded in half to create the swirls. I "found" a feather from my daughter's boa and dyed it with peacock feathers distress ink.  It's hard to see in the photo but it's right above the blue fun fur yarn. 

The Memory Box Whimsy Circle die was covered with clear iridescent embossing powder and heat embossed.  I tried to make everything sparkle since peacocks are showy birds and the person I made this for requested a "bling-ed out" card.  Hope it's glitzy enough.  Here's another look:


La-La Land - Rolled Rose Set (S & M)

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to join me and the rest of the DT over at the DiesRUs Challenge!

Challenges Entered:
Scrapbooker Phd Bling it Up*
Butterfly Challenge Glamorous Butterflies*
Stampotique Designers Challenge SDC#145 Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons #76 Lots of Layers
The Sisterhood of Crafters Things With Wings
Whimsy Stamps #70 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #211Things than can fly
Love to Create Pearls & Bling
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers Lots of Layers