Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Your Birthday!!

I am doing one of the challenges from TGF and SCS...i decided to combine the two challenges.

This is what i came up with:

What i did:
I combined two images,  Flirty Anya and Summer Fun Amelia.  I added some baker's twine to the top circle.

This is the sketch that i used:

TGF Farm Fresh- Monday/Funday-Anything goes
TGF Splitcoast Stampers- sketch

"Whooshing" you a Happy Birthday!

I got a new toy from my friend, Jenee.  It's an "Action Wobble" found here.  You are thinking, what is an "Action Wobble" came out a while ago, but i just got to play with one and i am soo excited to see what i can do with my cards!  You need to check out my youtube's really short, but makes this card really fun and interactive!

Here is my card:

 And this is what it moves...awesome!
Here is the video from youtube where you can watch my card in action:

I am doing some challenges with this card:
TGF Farm Fresh Blog- Friday/Spyday- Casing a card

Anyone for Anya- Winter Blues

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Ballerina

I am combining two challenges this week for Digi My World Challenge Blog.
Digi My World is using Bugaboo's sketch on their blog.  I am a fan of Bugaboo stamps as well.


I chose to use the Ballerina from the Nutcracker set found here.  She can really be used at any time, not just Christmas.  I thought it would be neat to think of a way to make her spin, but i chose to do a "still" version.

Here is my card:


This is the sketch from the Bugaboo Blog:

Bugaboo challenge-Sketch

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bubbling Easter Greetings

This card reminds me of a good movie trailer, when the movie is only as good as the know what i mean??  So i like my title but not so wild about this card. (and it's not because of the sketch but because of how i constructed it)

This card looks so simple, yet it took me a bit to do.  The circles in the background were all cut out w/the cricut/ intention was to put the letters on the dots, but my vision didn't match up with reality.  So plan B, no letters.  So then the circles looked kind of plain and i was tired of putting a gem or pearl in the middle of my plan C...i found these iridescent bubbles i intended to use for a bubble bath card...but used it here instead...and that's why it's a "bubbling" Easter card. :P

Here is my card...

This card is intended for Mo's Challenge using lace...(my butterfly) and The Sweet Stop sketch i used below:

Mo's Challenge Blog- Lace (i made a butterfly w/lace)
The Sweet Stop- Sketch

Friday, February 24, 2012

Inside and Out w/a tutorial

This week at Card Crafter's Circle our challenge is an inspirational photo

For my card i decided to color my image w/the colors shown in the photo.   I think you will find everyone...

Our sponsor at CCC is Di's Digi Downloads...and awesome place for digi's!  In fact the image i used is from Di's Digi Downloads found here.  One lucky random winner will get $10 to shop at this store.

Now, how about making something for the inside of your card? I found this awesome video on youtube and decided to try it Cricut style.  Now remember if you don't have a cricut this original video is great to hand cut your own bouquet of flowers and to be honest, it still is the best instruction for assembling your bouquet.

Here is what i am going to show you how to make in my video:

Hand Cut video:
My Cricut version:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saturated in Oz or There's No Place like Home...

I am a push-over for theme related digis...and Wizard of Oz is one of them...i've done several Alice theme cards.  This digi is adorable and is from Saturated Canary...all the details are delicious!  I was so super excited to get my last card in the top three on the Saturated Canary..yippee!!

This week at the Saturated Canary...the challenge is to make anything but a square or rectangle card/project.  ooooh, right up my these challenges!

So this is what i came up with:

Special thanks to my friend, Jenee, who gave me the little bottle of sparkle glitter that i used on the shoes.
Sentiment freebie found here.

Saturated Canary- Anything but a square/rectangle card.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Clear Embossing's not a new thing.

Okay, so my thought process again... 
TGF has a sketch on SplitCoast Stampers exclusively and weekly and Flutter by Wednesday has an inspiration photo of pink flowers.   I've decided to combine the two challenges....and i wanted to use my new Memory Box die...which worked out perfectly because i have the floral challenge met by using the floral frame and paper.  I added butterflies to the frame to meet the Flutter by Wednesday challenge requirements.

So this is what i made:

This is the sketch i used from TGF Splitcoast:

How i did it:
First, i made my card background following the sketch.  Then i diecut the floral frame and lace. 
I colored the flowers in the floral frame w/my copics.
Then i used a clear embossing pad and clear embossing powder and i embossed the frame and the lace.
I attached them to the card....and actually the card doesn't look too bad without an image. :)
Then i wanted a sitting TGF image and didn't see one like i wanted so i "mutated" two images.  I used Cheeky Mate's body and Anya's head from the Sunshine kit.

Flutter by Wednesday- Pink floral photo inspiration/butterflies

Gray skies are gonna clear up...

Put on a Happy Face. :)  I had wanted to use the sentiment, "You make me smile", but my husband thought the image was a bit i went with this sentiment instead.

Here is my thought process....the challenge at TGF Farm Fresh is to use Primary colors and Anyone for Anya had a sketch and i thought ah..ha...i will combine the two...and for some reason "clown" came to mind and that's probably because of the paper i had found to use for my card...looked like the awnings on circus tents....well in my imagination it did. :)

So then i had to find an image that i could make into a clown at TGF...I liked this little girls curly hair and the overall look, i thought it could work.  Now, originally i was thinking pompom nose, but i didn't have i punch a glitter circle and used a foam dot.  I did use my multi-liner to  extend the creases in the mouth.  Otherwise, i colored it as is.
I must say that i used the Wavy Sentiment banner technique shown by Farmer Larissa on the TFG  blog here.

This is what i came up with....

This is the sketch i used from "Anyone for Anya":

TGF Farm Fresh- Monday/Funday- Primary Colors
Anyone for Anya- sketch

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You're A Hoot!!

Once again it is Friday Spyday at TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog.  Every week we get a new card to "case"/copy.  

This week's card to case/copy is below:

This is my take on the card:

This is what i did:
I followed the "sketch" card chosen.  Then i decided to use my new Memory box flower wreath die.  I cut it out twice...once out of craft paper and once out of yellow burlap patterned paper...well like all plans, my yellow paper moved and i got flowers that were not the same...and i thought no looks fine...and i actually like the brown underneath showing.  Next, i ran my flowers through my Xyron and attached them to the wreath...(i did that for a reason i didn't want any embossing powder to get caught under the flower).  The next thing i did was to emboss the whole wreath with clear embossing powder...i really like this because now it looks "wet" and glossy.  I did the same thing to the mat of the sentiment.  The owl is from TGF Forrest friends stamp set. I added glossy accents to the owl's eyes and Extreme glitter paint to the eyelids.

TGF Farm Fresh Blog- Friday/Spyday- Cased card

Monday, February 20, 2012

I call this my "Sugar-y" Vintage style card.

When i was younger, i can remember getting these beautiful cards w/glitter...probably in the 60's.  There is an updated version now...and you use double sided sheets and this very fine glitter, just like sugar and maybe a bit finer than sugar.  I also used the masking technique on this card as well. 

My good friend, Aga, taught me how to make this "sugar-y" card.  As you can see i also used some of my dies for the's a fun card to make.  I also used the doily frame as well. 

The image is from Tiddly Inks and is adorable.  She is holding a little blue bird.

Here is my card:

The sketch i used is from Sugar Creek Hollow:

Tiddly Inks- Sparkle It Up
Flutter By Wednesday- Anything with wings (blue bird)
Sugar Creek Hollow- Sketch w/cute image and Vintage/Shabby or Primitive Style

You "moustache" a Good Day!

Again, my thought process...i knew i wanted to do Mo's Challenge this week and The Sweet Stop's sketch.  So the challenge at Mo's was to use a sentiment and a Mo's image and the Sweet Stop challenge is to use their sketch and a die cut.  I had no idea what i wanted to make...and then "ta da" i saw the new 6 x 6" paper pad i just bought and thought...ah ha...moustache!  Now to find an image...

This is what i came up with:

(p.s. i added a moustache to Mo's image...this image is so darn cute!)

I had the great pleasure of making this card w/my online friend, Jenee, in person..

This is the sketch i used from The Sweet Stop:

Mo's Challenge Blog- My Sentiments Exactly w/Mo's image
The Sweet Stop- Sketch w/diecuts or punches

Friday, February 17, 2012

Just Married card

Over at the Card Crafter's Circle Challenge Blog we are having a "To Die For" theme...all you have to do is use a diecut whether it be from a die or hand cut.

Our sponsor this week is Limited Runs and the prize is 3 digis.

Here is the card i created using one of the images from Limited Runs.
What i did was color and cut out the car image.  I added Glossy Accents to the window.  I also used Extreme Glitter Paint on the body of the car.  I used some large yellow gems for tail lights.  Then i punched holes for the string on the bumper and attached the letters to the string.  The die in the background is from Love Struck 2010 cartridge.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I LOVE everything about you!

I had made a card for my husband for Valentine's Day without telling him and i showed him the card (because i make a fair amount, he wouldn't know it was intended for him) and i said what do you think of this card, and he wasn't as excited about the card i made (so i didn't give it to him)...and so when I noticed the new challenge at TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog was a "Valentine's Day/Love" card using Pink and Red, i thought...hmmm, Valentine's day was yesterday, and i don't really need another Valentine's, i thought, i'll go with a general..Love card...that i can use any day....and maybe i might give it to my husband...another day, maybe....:)

Here is my card:

What i did:
I used the new Simply Anya image.  I cut her arms so she could hold a heart.  I also used a Memory Box heart border and there was hearts that popped out from the border and i used those as well on the stamp squares and in Anya's hair.

This is the sketch i used for this card, it is from The Sweetest Thing blog.

TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Blog- Monday/Funday- Love/Pink & Red
The Sweetest Thing Blog- sketch #152