Friday, April 29, 2011

Trigger and a Challenge!

A Polka Dotted Hullabaloo! There are just so many things to do when it comes to polka dots...and while in all honesty I wasn't totally taken by this weeks Tuesday Trigger, I did have these flowers I have been waiting for the perfect color combo to come along and use and here it is!!

and here's my CAS card! I used Dots For Sure by Ippity...if you love it as much as I do click on the link to Rona's Ippity shop on my side bar!! She's the best Ippity chick around! For some reason the blue in this card looks SO bright on the computer but IRL, it's much darker! Strange!

Onto the challenge! A Moxie Fab challenge to be exact using tissue paper in innovative ways! Now I wasn't too creative in what I made by just taking the twisted paper flowers and turning them into lolli pops BUT it went PERFECTLY along with the Papercraft Star challenge as well!! So since I wanted them to look like lolli's, I twisted 2 different colors of tissue paper together before twisting them together! I used metallic tissue paper to make the lolli pop sticks as well which I really love!

Here is the PCS challenge inspo pic!

And my card!

Hope you like my 2 cards today!

Oh yeah...and one of my cards got accepted to Paper Crafts Holiday Cards and More! VOlume 6 issue!! OMGGGGG!!! SO EXCITED!! I can hardly believe it!! I keep reading the email:)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday Trigger and a SURPRISE!!

The Tuesday Trigger this week is stunning and inspiring as always! I immediately knew what I wanted to do! I loved this tag that Teri Anderson made on pg 16 of PC May/April 2011 issue and wanted to not only make a baby card but use the same layout she did. I spiced it up with some wet/crumple flowers, decorative diecuts, AND I used my MS score board for the VERY FIRST TIME to do something other than score a card!! WHOO HOO!! And I absolutely LURRRRRV the background it made for my card! Simple, sweet, perfect!

Here is the Trigger Photo:

And my card!

NOWWW!!! onto the SURPRISE!! I am ALMOST at 100 followers!!! Do you KNOW what that means???? BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!!!! Yes, I will be doing my very first ever BLOG CANDY give away right here!! Be sure to come BACK here on April 25th for ALL of the details!! I am SO excited I just want to tell you now!! But I can't I have to wait, I have to have some self control! Don't forget to tell everyone to head over here! You are all in for a real treat!

BIG scrappy hugs!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

CAS Sunday at TOL!

Quicky post today ladies! Just wanted to share the CAS Challenge at the Outlawz with you! The theme is SPRING!! We are all begging for it to come full force so make those pretty Spring cards (make sure they are CAS!!) and link us up! Get over there and check out the AMAZING prizes we have available for the month of April! If you really love are going to want to play along!

Here is my sweet little card...

Make sure while you are over there you check out Maureen's and Diana's DT samples as well, they are GORGEOUS!!! You won't want to miss out!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Moxie Trigger in CAS!

This weeks Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab Blog is awesome!! I love this color combo!

I also used the sketch from the Clean&Simple blog for my card!

thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2 cards, 4 challenges :)

Charisma Cardz is this awesome challenge blog I have been desperately trying to do some challenges for! And i finally did!! I used the Color Create challenge 68 for my color combo, and the Charisma theme which is Wedding or Anniversary!

My second card is for the Clean&Simple Challenge FTL 135 and the Let's Ink It Up Challenge #12! Sketch from C&S and the theme at LIIU! Easter Creations! And you have to use a rubber stamp! Which my bunny and "easter" are!

thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

From Cute to CASE

I got a few challenge cards done last night and finished up my DT projects for April! I have been getting very productive late at night while the kids are sleeping and George is at work! I love it, it's very peaceful!!

First we have the C.R.A.F.T Challenge #97 and the Design Dollies Elements Challenge! I had to use an animal or pet, and buttons in a creative way. I have been hanging onto this cute stamp for ages and wanted to ink it! So glad I did because it's ADORABLE!

And then there is the ever so stunning CASE study challenge! I LOVE this challenge group so much! And they have an amazing Muse for April Silke Ledlow . She is one crazy talented lady! And I loved her card so much I truly CASEd it!!

thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Burst of Blooms!

Last weeks Tuesday Trigger was this beautiful photo...

I finally got around to making a sweet little CAS card for it!

Sorry for the TERRIBLE lighting. But it's dark out and well, I am being to impatient to wait to post this in the AM!

This is also for a challenge on the APC forum! Just in the knick of time for these 2 LOL!

350 Gift Wrap and a Tutorial!

I had this AWESOME idea for a gift wrap tube for my friend who is getting married May 28th. So I had to go out and buy Pringles for the can!! I made a little photo tutorial to share with this as well as the finished project which I have to say I am SUPER happy with! Carrie is going to LOVE it and I can't wait to give it to her!!

Here ya go...

Get your Pringles can prepared by either eating all the chips (wink wink) or putting them into another container. Wipe out the inside with a slightly damp paper towel.

Choose your 12x12 paper that you will be wrapping your can with as the base. Measure and cut the paper so the top edge fits right up against the collar of the can and along the metal rim on the bottom. Make sure you leave a 1/2 in extra when wrapping it around the can so the paper over laps a bit when you glue it onto the can.

Decorate you paper (if you are doing any kind of stamping like I did, you need to do this BEFORE you glue the paper onto the can.) Embellishments are best if hot glued on (for me anyways!) And I added all of my embellies after I wrapped the can with my paper. I used Recollections white cardstock which wrapped the can beautifully!

Once you are done doing your paper and are ready to glue it to the can, choose a STRONG quick drying adhesive. I don't recommend hot glue for this because it dries too quickly and and you can see it under the paper. I used Aleene's Tacky glue and first just gently sanded the surface of the can where the glue goes. You don't have to glue the entire piece of paper to the can. I did a straight line (at what I wanted to be the back of the can) of glue and pressed the paper till it was stuck firmly, wrapped it around and then glue down the other edge. I didn't like the way the seem looked so I glued a strip of trim (the same I used around the top of the lid) up the seam and it hid it beautifully! Glue on your embellishments, tie on a ribbon and WHA-LA!

Now for the lid, just trace the lid onto whatever paper you are going to use, hot glue it onto the top of the lid (or if you are not going to embellish it with dimensional things, you can always cut it slightly smaller and put it on the inside of the lid.) I put it on the top of the lid however and decorated it!

I like to hide the ugly plastic edge of the top with a beautiful trim! Just choose your trim or ribbon, and hot glue it along the edge like this...

Now that the can and lid are COMPLETE...take pictures!! Here is my finished project with a few buttons, pearls, a cute tag and sentiment and a gorgeous satin bow!

Do you like the button on the bow? I MADE it!! I had no pretty buttons so I took a few loose gems and a pearl and glossy accented them to the center. Worked like a charm! Ok enough from me, hope everyone has a splendid week!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

350 Cards and Gift Continued!

I got 2 more of the challenges for the 350 Cards and Gifts week at Moxie Fab done!! I was up till 3 in the morning because I just could NOT sleep! I am finishing up another gift wraps challenge project as well. I just couldn't make just one!! Anywho, first up in the Gift Card Holder Challenge..

This I am super proud of, not only did I come up with the design entirely on my own but I used the beautiful pins that I NEVER know what to do with that have been in my stash for a while from my wonderful friend Jenn! My sister just found out she is having a baby girl and I have already made her like 3 cards LOL! This will be another one with a special gifty inside!

Next up is the Little Gifts Challenge! I got this awesome template from my friend Maureen for this nifty little holder for your desk, counter, where ever you want to put it! It is the PERFECT gift for anyone because you can really change up the theme!! I am working on a masculine one next, probably a gifty for my Dad! This one is more geared for a tween! My niece Amanda is 9 and she would LOVE it!! It's perfect for a little notepad, pencil, pen, sticky notes, stamps, stationary accessories! I really need to make a few for myself! They are even big enough to hold CD cases!

I love how it has the divider inside!! It really makes it easy to organize in it! My friend made 2 and glued them back to back for double the space and cuteness!! Perfect idea for scrappy supplies! I made one for my sister because she just moved into a new house and I filled it with all different scrappy goodies for her brand new AWESOME scrapbook room!

WOW, I have been on a major roll lol!! And I will be back later with another post with the gifty wrap...wait till you see it!! You will want to go by Pringles:)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh My Moxie!

Challenges that is!! 350 Cards and Gifts mag came out and Cath has posted some awesome challenges inspired by it!! It was hard to choose what to do first! But I did haha, and I am loving how these challenges are inspiring me! First up is the Food Wraps Challenge! I wanted to make a box to put cookies in when I found this perfect sturdy box in my stash! I had brown paper packages tied up with string in my head! I put my own twist on it with kraft paper packages tied up with ribbons!!

I've been hoarding that DCWV sparkly kitchen paper for a long time now and this was the perfect time to use it! Mixed with some new papers and a giant bow, who could go wrong? Now I just need to figure out who to give it to filled with some scrumptious homemade cookies!!

Next up is the Gift Wraps Challenge There are a thousand birthdays coming up in my family and I know I will be in need of some great wrapping! I don't have any already made gift bags so I had to make my own template and put this one together. It was actually EXTREMELY easy since I just purchased the MS Score Board!! I have been DIEING to get one of these or the Score Pal but I got an email from Michael's (perks of joining their little card club thingy!) for the Daily Deal and the score board was on sale for $9.99!!! Awesome steal! Ok ok to the gift bag,

Pretty cute huh? I thought so:) LOL!! I am having such a blast making all these things, and I really need to get my hands on a copy of the 350 mag!! Maybe my next trip to Joann's they will have one!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

HEC Challenge # 16!

Over at Happily Ever Crafter, Ted has his monthly challenge posted, and since it is his birthday month (as well as my hubby's!! Tomorrow George is 23!) it's to use his fave color combo Purple and Green! Oh and since he's going to be 44...we had to use 4 of anything (except corners! they don't count!) So I intended on using 4 butterflies and somehow ended up with 5 LMBO! So I went wit ha sentiment with 4 words!

I think it came out pretty!! Purple and Green are NOT my favorite color combo lol (sorry Ted!) but I made it work! I really need to invest in some more leafy stamps...hope you enjoy this one Ted and Happy Birthday!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In My Beautiful Balloon!

Another fabulous challenge from Cathy at the Moxie Fab blog! Did I have ANYTHING with hot air balloons? Of course not I had to come up with how to make the balloon. After looking at all these awesome stamps I really fell in love with the vintagey balloon stamps! It's like they are a big ball with a net or fabric sling over them...and that's when I found these yummy papers from Gartner Studios- Bon Voyage Postage Stamps and World Map! Perfect for a vintage hot air balloon card TOTALLY inspired by the photo from Pinterest Cathy posted!

So first I got to making the balloon. Hand drew it, cut it out, inked it up, and glued the layers together! Then I cut a little basket out of embossed kraft paper and inked that too to give it some more dimension! I sewed the basket to the balloon and then started the card! I had to use my Copics to color my ribbon since I had nothing that worked as it was, and colored my lace too! Lots of effort into this little card haha! Here it is...

A touch of pearls and a big button pieced this card together perfectly. Hope you guys like it!!

Moxie Challenge Card Sets!

Cathy over at Moxie Fab World Blog has some awesome challenges going right now and one is for The Cards Set challenge with a gift box to hold them! I just got this pretty grey/orange combo paper and thought it would make a nice little set!

I want to give them to my mom! She just moved into a new house and she LOVES homemade cards to give away to people! Hopefully she can find some use for these little pretties!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday is CAS day!

AT The OutLawz!! Make sure if you LOVE CAS the way I do, check out the challenge! This week we have a color challenge for you..

And here is my card!

It's so hard for me to photograph white background cards!! I need to figure out a better way, they always look greenish or blueish to me even when I play with the temperature!! Oh well, you get the idea of what it looks like LOL! Hope you come and play along with us!!