Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Caardvarks and Stamp Something

This first card is for the current Caardvarks challenge to use myStampBOX (their current sponsor) logo colors which are hot pink, black and white. I actually don't have a lot of black and white in my stash but thanks to a recent Paper Crafts Blog win I had the perfect black and white chipboard to be the jumping off point for me. When I created this card the Cupcake Craft challenge was to create a 'sweet' card so I made the little candy piece for the center. But with the craziness of moving back to school the posting on the card was delayed.

This second card is for the Stamp Something challenge to stamp a birthday something. I love my Hero Arts elephant collection but find it hard to match at times. But I was determined to use it for this challenge. This card also incorporates the current Sketch Girl sketch but I've flipped the sketch a bit. I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretations of the Sketch Girl sketches and can't wait to see more so please join us.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sketch Girl #3 is up!

There is a brand new Sketch Girl sketch up and its fab! I used SEI Bridgeport to create a card based on this simple but super fun sketch. All the design team ladies did a beautiful job and check out their creations from my sidebar. Also remember by becoming a follower of the Sketch Girl blog you will be enterted to win one of three fabulous stamp sets from Stampin Up donated by the talented Harriet.

I'd love to see your take on the sketch!

Friday, August 14, 2009

ICS #29

Here's my card for ICS #29. When I saw the sketch it made me think of my new Rusty Pickle Brass Knuckles collection. I fussy cut the scroll design from Backstage Pass and the bird from Album Cover. I figured keeping it simple but sparkly was the way to go because these papers are so bold that they make a statement without much embellishmet.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Paper Popsicles

On Monday I recieved a prize from the Paper Crafts blog. It was some fun Rusty Pickle papers and beautiful chipboard and stickers from GCD Studios. So when I sat down to craft today I went right for the new goodies. I used the Paper Popsicles sketch. I've known about these sketches for awhile because the lovely Tricia and Amy design for them. Amy, a fellow Digiments designer, was the creator of the sketch in fact. My new goodies had a black and silver theme but I love color so I added a pop of bright green. I had a lot of fun making this card and was inspired instantly by the sketch so I think I'm going to have to join them again.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lots of Challenges

This card was made for several challenge. It started with the ICS sketch and challenge to make a Christmas card. I combined this with the Caardvarks challenge to make a winter card and the Pile it On challenge to use no patterned paper. Finally since I wasn't going to use patterned paper I knew I'd be pulling out the stamps so I incorporated the Stamp Something use a charm challenge. I loved the challenge of using no patterned paper and had fun making the snowflake design for my card. My charm is the fun plastic ornament that I got in a swap. I've been in a bit of a funk and this card got me going again. I love when a challenge is not only a bit difficult but also really inspiring and that's what I got when I combined all these fun challenges.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Past Projects

Unfortunately my creative energy has been a little lacking since I've gotten back from vacation so I haven't made any new projects this past week but I figured that would make it a good time to share some past projects then.

I used a pattern from KaiserCraft to make this little purse for my cousin's birthday. The pattern is for an 8 1/2 x 11 paper so the final project is a little small but big enough to tuch a treat in and perfect for any girly girl. I made one modification to the pattern. I punched the two holes to thread the ribbon through in order to make the purse easy to open and close. The orginal calls for a flap and brad closure. I encourage you to go on the Kaiser Craft website and check out all the wonderful free downloadable patterns.

The tags I used are from the Every Jot and Title on Etsy. I simply added some rhinestones to the orginal heart and rub-ons for added detail.

The next couple of pictures are from a bridal shower I helped my grams host. Above is the towel cake that we made. Super easy to do. Simple roll various size towels (washrag, handtowel, standard towl) then secure with a rubber band. Cover the rubber band with some ribbon and stack the laters. A dowel through the center will keep the cake a bit more secure.

Here is the basket full of favors for the bride to give out. My grams couldn't decide on jsut one favor when I gave her a few ideas so we wound up making three different favors. So that large basket is completely packed with different favors.

Here you can see all the favors nestled in the basket. I never did get any good pictures of all our hard work because we finished so late at night and only have indoor flash photos on my tiny point and shoot.

These are the three different types of favors. The first is a little matchbook which I've made before and I'm sure you've seen all over online. If you need a quick and cheap favor for any occassion I highly recommend these. Two folds and a staple complete the body and you can decorate it with any stamps which keep it low cost. I recommend the individually wrapper Lifesaver Wint-o-greens to go inside because then you don't have to worry about melting but lots of other treat would work. Next up is a post it holder and mini pen. I found the directions for these on Vintage Plum. Last is a rather traditional favor. We used a sea theme because the weddng was in the island destination wedding. I will be back soon with fresh projects!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sketch Girl 2

The new Sketch Girl sketch is up!

Head over and show us your take on the sketch. I loved this sketch because it was simple enough that you could make a whole stack of cards, a quick one when you're whipping something up last minute, or you could take your time to make it fancy. I went for making a quick simple card because I've had a busy week. I got back from vacation this week and have been helping my mom with some home improvement.