September 29, 2014

a2z Scrapbooking ~ September Challenge

I made this card for the a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge ~ Autumn and Christmas.
The sky was created with blue and purple inks and the snow is glitter paper. I started to brush off the excess white embossing powder but decided to leave is snowing after all :-)  I emboss stamped these cute little bears and colored them with Copics. I thought I would leave a couple of ornaments on the ground as though they were decorating the tree together.
Bears - Hero Arts: Missing You Stamp Set
Snowflakes - Hero Arts: Starry Sky Design Block
Sentiment: My Favorite Things: Santa Baby Stamp Set
Christmas Tree & Ornaments: EK Success Stickers
Self Adhesive Gems
Black and White Embossing Powder
Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you have a crafty day! 

September 26, 2014

Stuck on U Sketches ~ Die Cut Challenge

Stuck on U Sketches has a die cut challenge using geometric shapes going on from 9/19 - 10/2. My Cricut has been sadly neglected so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to bring it back to life! 
I just received the Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge from Candice Fields and absolutely love it! The dimensions are all preset to fit perfectly on scrapbook pages! 
For this challenge, I chose a halloween themed card using the Circle geometric shape. I was going to use the bat stamp in the center for a bit of  spookyness but realized the center of the web wasn't exactly round. 

I cut 2 webs and 2 orange circles, adhered them together then created the "card" using brads. I used some cute little chipboard images, spider stickers and cross stitch floss for the web string.
Head on over to Stuck on U Sketches and link you project up! Check out the other challenges while you are there! 

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking - Nerdy Card

The Papercrafts & Scrapbooking challenge for September is "Talk Nerdy to Me"
I love this stamp set but I couldn't find it on the MFT website so I assume it's discontinued.

I don't normally like stamps with no heads but I thought this turned out really cute! 
Supplies used:
My Favorite Things - That Geek Guy Stamp Set
Spellbinders Border Die
DCWV - The Boyhood Stack
Self Adhesive Gems
Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you have a crafty day! 

September 1, 2014

MFT Sketch 191

I love MFT stamps but have never participated in a challenge so here we go!

Stamp & Win with This Week's Card Sketch 191
Most of these stamps were from the My Favorite Things - Mermaid set. I just love how these smaller images go so well together when creating a scene. The fish is from the Inkadinkado - Cute Fish set. The MFT sentiment is straight but I twisted it to look like a wave. I didn't like how the white paper looked ( I should have cut it the full length of the banner) so I finished it off with a couple of brads. The circle was cut with a Spellbinders die. Glossy accents were added to the bubbles and eye. The pink & yellow papers are from the DCWV Spring & Summer matstack & I used a glitter paper for the base.

If you give this sketch a try, be sure to link it up here by noon on 9/2/14. There is a new sketch challenge every Wednesday.

If you need a little more are the links to previous sketches:
2014 Sketches
I can't wait to check them out! Hope you have a crafty day! 

August 30, 2014

OWH Sketch 237 & ODBD August Star Challenges

OWH Sketch #237 Challenge
This adorable image was created by Sandy Allnock - you can find it here. The sentiment is SP & Co.

For this challenge I chose the Darice Stars embossing folder for the card base. The star mat is from the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and the sentiment is from SP & Co.

July 15, 2014

Operation Write Home - Color Challenge

Sandy Allnock received a beautiful scarf as a token of appreciation from one of our Heroes and challenged us to make a card with these colors.
 I chose a cute little image from MFT that was included in the OWH fundraiser!

If you would like to embark on this challenge, click here! 

July 5, 2014

Operation Write Home ~ VCMP Challenge #3

Challenge #3: Paper piecing for kids

I chose the Mama Elephant In My Heart stamp set for this one.
I know that is supposed to be hair but I thought I would make it appear this little guy was wearing camo just like his mom or dad.

Operation Write Home ~ VCMP Challenge #2

Challenge #2: Thank you card using spray ink backgrounds

I have never used spray inks so I dove right in and now realize....I need to study a bit more! LOL
I only had 2 spray inks so I broke the seal on both and gave it a whirl.

I love the way this one turned out but it was drowning in water. I didn't have time to let it dry over night so I tried dabbing it with a tissue which took pretty much all of the ink off. (see below) I sprayed again and tried the heat tool but that wasn't successful either.
This is really a violet color and I used just a few sprays.  
I am not really liking either of these looks so I put them aside and will use them for cards later. 
Another option for this challenge was to use Gelatos. I happened to have some of those never before used too!  I colored the light and dark blues and tried to blend them with my finger. That wasn't working so I misted a little water and the colors blended quite well.
I used paper that looked like cork for the sand and a grass punch for what I thought would look like sea grass. Truth be known, there was a white strip below the sand that I needed to cover up. The clouds were made with a Fiskars punch.
I added Glossy Accents on the water to help bring it to life but I think that was a bit much for an OWH card. Since I knew I wasn't going to send this to OWH, I used glitter paper for the sun and added a 3D hula girl and flower sticker and finished it off with an SRM sentiment sticker.   
While this isn't my favorite card of all time, I accepted the challenge and tried something new. :-)