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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hosea's Card

Paulette over at TLC has a contest running through today for kiddos to make cards. My oldest saw it and wanted to give it a try so here is his entry for the 6-10 yr olds. Both the image and the sentiment are from TLC (you can find a link to her blog under Inspiration! on the right side of my blog). Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Just a Note


I saw a challenge to use orange and I decided it would be a great chance to use up my leftovers from the last box I made. The dp is Glitz Lace with Grace bought at my LSS. The orange rose is from the same paper line and is cut with the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. The smaller white roses and leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. All the distressing is done with Tea Dye distress ink. The sentiment comes from JustRite Stamps and is cut and embossed with Spellbinders #10 labels. A MS border punch is used. The pearls, rose trim, and lace trim all come from HL. I want to enter this card into the following challenges:

Wee Memories #59: Anything Goes
Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge: June Anything Goes
Paperplay Challenges #22: Summer Citrus Splash (Greens, Yellows, and Oranges)
Divas by Design: Florals
DYSU #22: Orange
Bling It On #4: Embossing
Wild Orchid Crafts: Embossed/Layers
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #54: Here Comes Summer
Dream Valley Challenges #8: Stamp Something
Paper Sundaes Challenges #72: Let's Get Sentimental!
ABC Challenge: V is for Variety
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes/Your Favorite Technique
Card Makin' Mamas #21: Use Your Scraps

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2nd Teacher Gift Box

I posted a box a couple of days ago that is similar to this one. That one was given to my middle child's teacher. This box too was for a teacher thank you and given out by my oldest child. I have to say though that this one was harder to give away. I really liked how it turned out. Pictures never really give justice to how a project has really turned out. I may have to try one of those light boxes often used by photographers. But this box was fab. My husband told me I should just make myself one exactly like it. So for a few dets about this project. The pattern I used to design the box is from Laura at Following the Paper Trail. Look for her blog link on the right side of mine under inspiration. From her blog you can find a link to her store where she sells her patterns. Thanks again Laura for sharing your creativity and inspiring me. The DP is Glitz Lace with Grace. The orange roses are made from the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies. You can find a link to the tutorial I found on youTube on my last post titled My 1st Box. The white roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearls are Prima. The hardware is Tim Holtz except for the cross which was found again in the jewelry section of HL. I used Tea Dye distress ink to finish all the edges. I am entering this project in the following challenges.
Creative Cowgirls Challenge: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Bloom and Grow
A Spoon Full of Sugar #152: Anything Goes
City Crafter 57: Stripes and Polka Dots (my polka dots are on my orange flowers)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #53: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges: Anything Goes
Divas By Design #2: One for the Girls
Bling it On: Deb's Choice (Inspirational Flower Photo)
Creative Craft Challenges: Distressed/Vintage
Make It Monday #37: Weekly Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink #28: Orange
Paper Cutz Challenge #92: Teacher Appreciation

Monday, May 16, 2011

My 1st Box

My 1st Box!!! (At least one this intricate)
This was a blast to make. First off a big thank you to Laura at The Paper Trail. You can find the link to her blog in my sidebar under inspiration. Laura made the pattern for this box and it is still available for purchase through her website.
The DP is Bo Bunny. I should have taken a picture of the inside for there are two more designs there. The flowers on top are made from Basic Grey DP and the new Spellbinders Rose Creations Dies. Love these dies. I found a great tutorial on YouTube for making the flowers - if I can find it again I will post it later at the bottom. The smaller white roses are Wild Orchid Crafts. The pearls I believe are Prima. I picked them up at HL. The hardware is mostly Tim Holtz with the exception of the cross hanging off the front. The cross was from the jewelry section at HL.
I can't remember which ink I used to finish the edges. Like I said I had a blast making this though it did come with a lot of trial and error. Hope you like it. I have another one in the works but I would like to enter this one into the following challenges.
Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge #141: Flowers
Papertake Weekly: Fancy a Punch
Divas By Design #1: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #118: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: B for Brads and Bling
Creative Inspirations Challenge #59: Glitzy and Bling

Update: The Rose Creations Die YouTube video I found to make the blue roses is here.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easel Card - Get Well

Thought I would enter my card into a few challenges but first let me tell you a bit about it.
DP: Basic Grey - Lemonade
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Spring Moss and White
Flowers: Prima
Ink: Memento - Pear Tart
Punch: MS
Diecut: Spellbinders Label 10
I wish the photos were true to the color of the ink. Memento's Pear Tart is a lovely color but in the photo the color looks harsh. I made this card for a dear friend who just can not shake a virus and has been sick for 3 weeks now. I hope you like it and please leave a comment if you stop by!

Challenges:
Paper Cutz #83 - Your Choice
Digi's Doodles #51 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #55 - Easel Card
Charisma Cardz #11 - To Die For
Wild Orchid #19 - Dieing to Punch It Out

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentine's Projects

I want to share with you a few of my creations from Valentine's Day!

Of course my kiddos wanted to do some of the more traditional valentines.
They enjoyed writing their names on them themselves!

This is the box and card I made for my husband. I know, I know - it is very pink but it was for Valentine's Day after all. And he really liked it. The box is sitting on his desk at the office.



I got the pattern for the box from Kirsten's Blogg. You can find a link to her blog
under the inspiration tab on the right.

I think he ate the chocolates in one sitting. LOL!

I know these mailboxes from Target have been a round for several years now but it is always fun to make them. This year all the girls in my youngest son's Pre-K class got them as well as both boy's teachers and one more for a dear co-worker.
The little frog embellies came from HL. Just too cute!!!


This little purse is a cut file from SVGCuts.com. It comes from the Sunny Weekend Purse collection. There is a link to the store under the store tab on the right.
I made this one for another dear co-worker and friend.

These little favor boxes are an SVG file from the SCUT Forum. I made about 40 of them to finish off treats for the boy's friends, for co-workers, and for Jeremy's office secretaries. I really like how they turned out and they were so easy. I was able to make 4 from one 12x12 piece of cardstock. Easy peasy!!!


Of course pink was not going to work for the boys in either of my kids' classes
so I made some from Star Wars paper.



I hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I really enjoy this holiday!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sports Mini


Well there are a lot of sports I like to watch but none more than the ones my kids are the stars of. My oldest played T-ball in the Spring and both boys played soccer in the fall. I made this album as a Christmas gift but I was not finished with it so it was opened half done and I had to promise I would get it in the mail ASAP! I hope to make it to the Post Office tomorrow.

I am entering this album in the challenge over at Paper Cutz. Challenge #73 is to make a card, LO, or project using metal.
My Supplies:

DP: We R Memory Keepers MVP 12x12 & 6x6 stacks

Binding: Tim Holtz Grunge Board and Memento Ink pads

A few different black ink pads for distressing

Embellies: Metal buttons and key brads from Spare Parts that I had in my stash, grunge paper, and chipboard and diecuts from the 12x12 stack.

Closure: Something I picked up at HL on clearance. (Don't remember the brand.)
I used my Cricut and the Fabulous Finds cartridge to cut out both my small and large tags.
My black cardstock is from Gina K Designs. Love the heavy weight of it!!! It cuts fabulously in my Cricut!
I also used the We R Memory Keepers MVP stamp sets as well as some flourish stamps that I don't remember where I got.
I didn't put pictures of all my pages on here, but I think I got most of them.

I did my brown paper bags differently by gluing the sides shut so that they would not flap open wide. It did not allow for embellishments on the tags but I liked it much better. To me it gave it a cleaner look.

This album was so fun to make!!! I want to thank so many of you out there in blogland who have shared tutorials on making brown bag minis. I have been inspired. I want to thank especially Laura over at the Paper Trail whose YouTube videos and blog have been thoroughly picked over by me for ideas! There is a link for her blog under inspiration on the right of my blog.