Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friends Are Life's Nicest Perks


I need several thank you cards, so I perused my SRM Stickers stash and found several of this terrific "Thank You!"  I was able to create four cards like this one in just one hour.  Quick and easy; I like that.  I also had a chance to practice shading with my Copic markers, which have been neglected for a few years.

Supplies:
SRM Stickers:  Stickers By The Dozen/Thank You
tea/coffee cups stamp:  Great Impressions
paper:  Fancy Pants "Time for Spring"
Copic markers:  Y38, YR07; R20, R24

Happy Saturday!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tags challenge at Cut It Up!

It's time to Cut It Up again...this time our challenge is for you to use tags (more than one!) on your card, layout, or project.  My names tags (above, bottom right) and the date tag (below) are die cut using the tag die by PTI.
These are my twin girls in April 2006.  I am continuing to scrapbook away and catch up.  Here is the layout:
What will you create with tags?  Enter at Cut It Up and you could win $15 worth of Pretty Cute Stamps:
Link your tags project at Cut It Up by November 12th.

Happy Friday!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Color Challenge at Cut It Up

It's time to Cut It Up again and this time we have a color challenge:
PURPLE, ORANGE, LIME GREEN, and BLACK

There are TWO prizes up for grabs:

An Avocado Arts stamp set and a $20 coupon code for As Cute as a Button.  Remember to use a die cut somewhere on your card.  

I cut the window and flowers from Cricut "Creative Cards."  My inspiration came from a Halloween card I spied on Pinterest of a window and the same BasicGrey Eerie "view."  I thought, I have paper like that...I didn't realize it was exactly the same.  My orange and purple papers are Recollections Ravenhead Manor and the spider web is more BasicGrey Eerie paper.  The felt ghost was in my Halloween stash. 

Happy Friday!

Friday, October 3, 2014

The SRM "October Challenge"

 It's time to break out your SRM stickers for another challenge.  Once again The SRM Challenge blog has four challenges to choose from...which one sparks your creativity?  The color challenge, sketch challenge, Halloween theme challenge, or the inspiration challenge?

This card is made almost entirely of SRM stickers!  The large candy corn circular sticker is mounted on white card stock, then again on a circle of orange card stock, then once more on a yellow scalloped circle of card stock.  The large candy corn is from the "Stickers By the Dozen" Halloween sheet.  The "Happy Halloween" black circular sentiment sticker and all of the border stickers that I angled below are from "Stickers by the Dozen, Take 2" Halloween sticker sheet.  I also added charcoal twine at the top and a mini safety pin for interest and dimension.

There are lots of SRM goodies to be won, so please join in the fun and link up your SRM October project at The SRM Challenge.

Happy Friday!

Anything-But-A-Card Halloween challenge

I love the $1 spot at Target.  The black spiral was perfect for transforming this small Transformers spiral notebook into a perpetual calendar for my daughter, Kathryn.  Kathryn's favorite holiday is Halloween, so I thought it would be fun to create a perpetual calendar for her.

I unrolled the spiral to remove the paper, then covered both sides of the cover...bye bye Optimus Prime! I used my crop-a-dile to re-punch the holes for the spiral; that was the most time-consuming part.  After decorating with die cuts and a brad, I die cut my numbers and cut the number tags.  I punched holes for the number tags and then re-fed the spiral.  Voila!
Please join us at Cut It Up and link your die cut Halloween project or layout (anything but a card!)  You could win a $10 gift card to Kadoodle Bug Designs.
I even decorated the back with a large die cut:
Supplies:  My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" papers, dies, chipboard, and brad; glossy accents; Cricut "Plantin SchoolBook" numbers; Xyron; crop-a-dile

Happy Friday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The SRM "September" Challenge

 There is still time to play along in our September challenge at The SRM Challenge.  I have two dear friends born in September and they both love candy corn!  I purchased two packages at our local grocery store, then covered up the grocery store label with pretty paper and an SRM sentiment sticker, then added ribbon.
Play along in any one, two, three, or all four of our challenges this month for a chance to win a guest designer spot or this terrific prize package:
Here is a close-up of my lid:
(Supplies:  SRM "Happy Birthday"sentiment; Echo Park "Victoria Gardens" paper; various Bazzill card stock; Stickles for the "flame"; ribbon; Cricut "Birthday Bash" cartridge)

Happy Friday!

3D Breast Cancer Awareness challenge at Cut It Up


In order to promote 3D mammography, our challenge this week at Cut It Up is to create a card for breast cancer awareness that has a 3D element.  This owl was printed and die cut using a Silhouette Cameo.
I fussy cut a few layers and popped up on foam tape to create a 3D owl.  I also used glossy accents on his irises for a 3D effect.  Other supplies include:  Echo Park paper "Head Over Heels"; SU card stock; Tim Holtz "worn lipstick" distress ink.
Our sponsor for this challenge is As Cute as a Button.  You could win a $20 coupon code if you win!

Now it's your turn to create a 3D project for breast cancer awareness; you could make a side-step card, an easel card, a card with a pop-up element...use your creativity!  Link your project at Cut It Up challenges.  See you there!

Happy Friday!