Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Quick Card and Embellish Challenge

Howdy Friends!!  Today is a beauty of a day outside and I plan on enjoying some of it!!  First, though I wanted to share a quick card I made last night.  I received a package in the mail from a message board friend filled with all kinds of eye candy!  One particular piece of paper sang out to me - make me into a card, pronto!!  So of course I had to listen and create!  This card came together very quickly using items that came from my mail package and a couple of pieces from my stash. 

Now, here is the interesting thing!  I had been planning on submitting to the color challenge for Embellish Magazine and realized that I had used all of the colors totally by accident (except for the green, but that was an easy fix!).  I plan on making some 'sweets' to give as a gift this Christmas to one of the teachers at my daughter's school, and thought this card would fit perfectly with it.  So, this card is my submission for that challenge - nothing like multi-tasking is there? :O)

I hope you enjoy this super 'sweet' card!

All scraps from my scrappy mail package/personal stash

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Thankful Challenge #37

Howdy friends!  We are winding up our week getting ready for Thanksgiving!!  Yummy!  This week the challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is based on Thanksgiving - something we are thankful for.  I am thankful for so much in my life with my family and friends.  I decided to let my friends in our Small Church Community know that I'm thankful for them.  We learn so much from each other in our faith and in our daily lives.  I am making small loaves of pumpkin bread for them and tying a small note around it to let them know that our family is thankful for them.  Here are the simple cards I made:

I used Tags, Bags, Boxes & More to cut out the rectangle for card bases and squares for the orange and white pieces.  Then I stamped the turkey image on white cardstock and used Copic Markers to color him.  I'm new to Copics, so I don't have any techniques yet - but they are fun to use!!  I then stamped 'Give Thanks' around the corner of the orange square and inked all edges, then finished up with a twine 'bow.' 

Here is the inside:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!  Please head over to Fantabulous Cricut to play along with this week's challenge!!!

Cricut Cartridge: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More - Provocraft
Cardstock - The Paper Studio, Bazzill
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio
Brown Timber Ink - Staz On
Stamps (Give Thanks, Turkey)
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up
Markers - Copic Sketch
Twine - Hobby Lobby

Monday, November 15, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

Good morning friends!!  I've got several 'to do' items this week before we get into Thanksgiving next week, so hopefully I'll be able to share several of them before the kids are off!  Today I am sharing my entry for the Embellish Magazine challenge.  Using the color swatches below, we had to decorate a bag. 

Easy breazy - so I hope that you will play too and share your creations.  Here is the bag I came up with and I will be giving it to a dear friend for her birthday!

Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More Cartridge - Provocraft
Cardstock - Provocraft
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio
Scallop Punch - Fiskars
Sentiment from Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers - Papertrey Ink
Embossing Powder - Creations Unlimited
Embossing Stamp Pad - Top Boss by Clearsnap
Rhinestones - Tulip
Jewel Flower, Ribbon, Trim - from my stash

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yummy Pumpkin Bread - Throwback Thursday

Howdy friends!!  I am finally sharing this project with ya'll - and happily found out that this challenge from Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge that she extended it a week!!  The challenge is to make something having to do with food, and use From My Kitchen if you have it (or an older cart if you don't).  I want to make Pumpkin bread for our neighbors this year for a small Thanksgiving treat, so here is what I'm using to package the bread in:

This packaging is based on the idea of the very talented Michelle Wooderson!  She creates gorgeous tags and packaging!  I used lots of scraps from my stash and a brown paper lunch sack to create the fun bag!  Thanks for stopping by today!!

From My Kitchen Cartridge - Provocraft
Brown paper sack
Cardstock - Bazzill, DCWV
Patterned Paper - The Paper Studio
Nestabilities Large Scalloped Octagons - Spellbinders
Stamp - Papertrey Ink
Ink pad - Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Twine - Hobby Lobby
Baker's Twine - Jillibean Soup
Pinking Shears

Monday, November 8, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday - 1st DT post!!!

Howdy friends!  Today I am so SUPER excited!!!  This is my first official post as a DT member of Fantabulous Cricut!!   Thank you to the gals over there for the opportunity!  So hang on to your hats, here we go........ (said in a Peter Pan voice!)

The challenge this week is to incorporate the color GREEN and use a CIRCLE on your card, layout, or project.  I immediately thought of a wreath and decided to adapt from a project I learned about at a local studio I love to visit, The Little Blue House.  The original project was Halloween, so I took some of the same techniques and applied it to my project.  Here is the full project:

I was at the dollar store the other day and came across this CIRCLE platter - yep, only $1!  I started gathering supplies from my stash to create the project.  For the circle embellie, I used an accordian fold techique for the larger circle, then layered on a second circle with paper, then black felt, and finished it off with 2 buttons and twine.  Super easy! 

Then I cut out the tree and letters using Lyrical Letters and Winter Wonderland.  I cut a rectangle piece out of a scrap of paper, then on a second piece of paper I cut just the Merry Christmas and inked it up, then pop dotted (official term!) so it gave some depth.  Then I distressed and inked away! 

The Merry banner is a strip of 2 x 12 piece cut in a banner shape, then added German Glass glitter around the edges, and also the the edges of the circle embellie!

 Finally, I took a few more scraps and cut out the holly images, used Glossy Accents for stability and glued them down.  Add a nice little ribbon of whatever you have at home and admire your project!!  I just love the sparkle and the fact that I only had to purchase the platter (remember for $1), the rest was stuff I had already!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

Cricut Cartridges Lyrical Letters, Winter Wonderland - Provocraft
Silver Platter - Dollar Tree
Vintage Christmas Paper Pack - Hobby Lobby
Black Cardstock - DCWV
Black Felt - Michaels
Buttons, Twine, Red Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Crop-a-Dile - We R Memory Keepers
German Glass - The Little Blue House
Distress Tool - Tim Holtz
Brown Ink - Staz On
Pop Dots - The Paper Studio
Glossy Accents - Inksentials

Friday, November 5, 2010

Revisiting Fall Tree

Howdy friends and Happy Friday!!!  Two weeks ago I shared a project using a tree cutout and canvas (click here to refer to orignal post), I was finishing up a second canvas and have finally taken a picture to share it.  Here is the finished project:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to check in on Monday to see my very first Design Team Post for Fantabulous Cricut!!!  I cannot wait to share!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Moxie Fab - Tuesday Trigger

Howdy friends!!  It's been cold and rainy here today - kinda BLUE, which brings me to the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: A Study in Blue.    Head on over to check it out and play along too!

I decided to make a Sympathy card for a friend who just lost her mom-in-law.  The colors worked perfectly for the card and I'm pleased with the outcome.

Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Sassafrass Lass Cherry Delicious
Scalloped Octagon - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Flowers - Prima
Border Punch - Fiskars
Crystal - Tulip
Tag - Tim Holtz
Ink - Staz On
Pearl Pin - Memory Makers
Flourish Stamp, Twine, Button - Hobby Lobby
Adhesive - ATG, Zip Dry