Monday, December 21, 2015

Double Shaker Christmas Card

I've been having a lot of fun creating shaker cards lately and when I seen this double layer shaker card on Julia's Zed Squared blog I knew I had to re-create it with a Christmas theme.

If you want to know how to create the double shaker card have a look at her blog, she has a great video.

I love all the little items in my shaker card and with the Lawn Fawn Stamps and dies it was super easy; no fussy cutting needed! Except for the holly and the scarf, I fussy cut them.

The deer is apart of their Party Animal stampset and it's super cute! I love how I can make the animals work for any occasion.

I'm entering my card into the last Lawnscaping Challenge of 2015! The theme for this challenge is Merry Christmas!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Calling All Hereos Birthday - FMS200 - FM222

It has been a very long time since I have been in the craft room and created anything. Life has completely taken over and I am finding it hard to get into the craft room.

I needed to get some crafting therapy so today I decided to see what challenges were out there and what I could come up with. 

I found two challenges and instantly I had an idea for a card. 

Thank you Freshly Made Sketches and The Friday Mashup for your inspiration!

This sketch was simple but it was perfect!

The challenge at Friday Mashup was to create a Birthday card using any technique, I chose to do a reflection technique using vellum as well as a water-colour background.

Here's what I came up with:

Stampset: Calling All Heroes and a Paper Pumpkin Stamp
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Vellum
Ink: Versa Mark, Archival Black, Lost Lagoon
Markers: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight 
Accessories: White Embossing Powder

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Paper Crafter Sampler - May - Wooden It Be Lovely

Panels, planks, pallets.  What do they all have in common?  They're all made of wood.
Wood, be it recycled pallets, old fences or barnyards, has evolved into home décor and arts and crafts.  It's the later of the two in which the design team was given a challenge to create projects with a wood theme.
The May issue, "Wooden It Be Lovely" offers project ideas using stamps and textures resembling wood.  We've really come through with an array of ideas, each unique.
Keeping in theme with the wooden theme, the template of the month is a Garden Bench with a sweet Hardwood background stamp.

Here's a few sneak peeks of what you can find inside this issue.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Paper Crafter Sampler - April - The Potting Shed

April ~ The Potting Shed

Springtime and the flowering season is upon us. It's time for getting down in the dirt to weed the gardens and plant fresh petaled pretties. What a great time to beautify your home indoors and out. 

This month the Paper Crafters Sampler celebrates the flowering season with "The Potting Shed". In this issue you'll find beautiful paper floral creations.

The template of the month is a Garden Trowel, with a triptych design. Embellish the inside and outside, securing the closure of the flaps with the trowel handle.


Here's a few sneak peeks:

Monday, March 9, 2015

PCS - March - Sweet Silhouettes

This month the Paper Crafters Sampler features Sweet Silhouettes.  The design team members offers their personal interpretation of silhouettes. 
The template this month is the Trio Cross Silhouette.

Sweet Silhouettes


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quick Little Baby Bumblebee Card

This month a fellow demonstrator on my upline's team challenged us to create a card using a sketch she created. 

I rushed to create this card last minute and it turned out great! Can you believe I created this card in less than 30 minutes!!! Yahoo!

Stampset: Baby Bumblebee
Paper: Sweet Dreams DSP, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Ink, Crushed Curry Marker, Skin Tones Blendabilities
Punches: Hexagon
Bigshot: Labels Collection Framelit Die, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
Accessories: Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PCS - February - Chalk it Up!

One of the hottest trends right now is Chalkboard art and that's exactly what the February issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler (PCS) is all about!

Once again the design team of PCS has come through with amazing projects for the February issue.  Inside you'll find some oh so clever ideas for using faux chalkboard in your artwork.

To coincide with this months theme, our exclusive template of the month is a Chalkboard Washboard.

To purchase your instant download of the February issue, simply select the Buy Now button below.


Here's a few sneak peeks for you.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

FM195 I have a Sketch!

I am so excited for this weeks challenge at The Firday Mashup! This week I got to create one last sketch for the team and for all of you. I think it is the perfect way to end my time with the team. I am super excited to see how everyone interprets the sketch!

Over the past year I have really enjoyed my time with The Friday Mashup team and I believe I have grown a lot as a creator. I started out only casing (copying) other people's projects but now I am able to come up with my own. 

I just want to take time to thank all the other designers on the team. They have provided fantastic inspiration with all of their challenges and they have pushed me to think out side of my box which has helped me to grow! 

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with the "Sketch". 
2. Create a project with "2 different embellishments". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "with the Sketch and different embellishments".

Stampset: Four Feathers, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss
Bigshot: Banner Framelits
Tools: Stampin' Up's Handheld Stapler
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine, Frosted Sequins, Mini Staples

I thought it would be fun to show you what cards started my adventure with the Friday Mashup. 

When they put out their call for new designers I had a vivid dream of some cards to make for one of their challenges. The next day I went straight to my craft room and began creating. The cards turned out exactly and I pictured them in my dream. 

I submitted them to The Friday Mashup Design team call and shortly after that I was off and designing for the team. 

Thank you all for playing along with us throughout the year, it has been amazing!

FM194 Baby Card and Color Combo

Just a note that this is my third post today so make sure to scroll down to see my other creations I have finally gotten around to posting. 

I love the color combo Tara has for us this week at the Friday Mashup! It works sooo well for a baby card!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with a "Baby Theme". 
2. Create a project  with "Brown, Aqua & Tangerine". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Baby project with the above colors".

Isn't the baby bumblebee just darling? I can see using this stamp set a lot!!!

Stampset: Baby Bumblebee
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: Staz On, So Saffron Marker, Skin Tone Blendabilities (Used after photo was taken)
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition, Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine, Basic Pearls

FM193 Floral Triple Time Stamping

If you are reading this on the internet scroll down to see another post I have added today. I would hate for you to miss any of my creations.

I love how my card for this weeks Friday Mashup turned out! It looks good in the photo but even better in person!!! hahaha wow that sounds like I am floating my boat but I am really in love with this card!!!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with the "Triple Layer Technique" Tutorial HERE.
2. Create a project that's "Floral". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Floral Triple Layer Project".

I used the blendabilities to color in all the flowers. They add great dimension to the flowers!

Stampset: Bloom with Hope
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Ink
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Punches: Banner
Tools: Paper Snips
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones

FM192 Mix and Match Shapes with Embossing Folder Technique

Hello and welcome to another week at the Friday Mashup. I love the new technique we are challenging you to use this week! It's so much fun and turns out different every time. 

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with a "Embossing Folder Stamping Technique". Link Here
2. Create a project  with "Mix & Matched Shapes". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a "project using the technique with different shapes".

I couldn't figure out what to do with the mixed shapes challenge so I went back to punch art. I loved the Care Bears on Tina's blog Craft Break for Me. To make the bear more authentic I printed the cupcake from a image I found and cut it out by hand.

Stampset: Big Day
Paper: More Mustard (Retired), Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard (Retired), Hello Honey, Basic Black Marker, More Mustard Marker (Retired), Baja Breeze (Retired), Pool Party
Punches: 1/2" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Large Oval, Owl Builder Punch, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Full Heart (Retired), Decorative Label
Tools: White Gel Pen
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Eiffel Tower "Loveable You" Blog Hop

I am very excited to be apart of the Paper Crafter Sampler design team and I would like to welcome you to our first blog hop. We are using the Eiffel Tower template featured in the "Loveable You" January 2015 issue of the Paper Crafter Sampler.

The Eiffel Tower looks complicated yet it was so simple! All I did was use the SVG File provided in the January issue and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. I followed the video created by our leader Melanie Schulenberg and quickly created the tower.

After the tower was together I cut out the Butterfly in Gold Glimmer Paper and Velum. Curved the butterfly velum with my bone folder and adhered to the gold butterfly using a glue dot. I hid my glue dot using the Basic Pearls. Then I embossed my sentiment with Black Embossing Powder on my velum and adhered that the gold glimmer banner. Again, hiding it with more basic pearls. So simple yet my co-workers are loving the new "Candy holder".

Stampset: Oh, Goodie!
Paper: Gold Glimmer Paper, Velum, Retired DSP
Ink: Versa Mark
Punches: Banner
Bigshot: Butterfly Framelits
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Basic Black Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls

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