Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #36

It is that time of the week again! Time for another wonderful sketch from Dawn over at ICS! Of couse it is another fabulous one..I mean just check it out!

I flipped it on its side and off centered the cute little witch! The dt all got to work with some of Lindsey's Stamp Stuff adorable images! I just love her digi's I mean just look at her whats not to love! lol.

I paper pieced her dress and hat. I added stickles to the band on her hat, the edges and collar of her dress,her shoes and her wand. I also added liquid pearls to the buckle on her hat, handle of her wand, her necklace and to her bucket. On the bucket I wiped most of the liquid pearls off but it left a fine layer and just enough shimmer! Then I added a gem to her necklace.

supplies: Reminisce and Doodlebug pp, unknown cs, Reminisce stickers, stickles, liquid pearls, gems, markers colored pencils, sharpie

I hope you will join us this week. Be sure to head over to ICS and see what all the rest of the DT did with the sketch and to find out what the prize is this week!!

I also did this for the challenges at LaLa Land Crafts (paper piecing) even though it is too late to get in the drawing and for Creative Belli (fall or halloween).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kits 2 Remember tool caddy!

Hey there everyone! Today I finally get to share a little project that I finished up this week for kits2remember. Sorry for the bad photos but my husband had my camera at work all week and of course now that I have it back it has been raining. I should have taken the pics yesterday when I took the ones of my project from yesterday. I have the hardest time photographing acrylic inside!

I have several small glasses and vases on my desk that are crammed full of my tools and such. So I wanted one container that is large enough to hold all or at least most of the essentials. Plus I wanted one that wouldn't get lost on my desk...lol.

I kept it really simple because I am one of those scrappers that forgets where I put stuff if I can't see it. I used five 6x6 acrylic pieces, of course any size would work depending on what you are wanting your end project to be. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes along one edge and then I used that edge as a template for the other sides. After punching all the holes I used k2r flourish stamp 1-10 on the 4 side panels. I only stamped twice on each panel with stazon ink. But I switched up the corners so when you are looking at one side it looks as if each corner is done (at least when it is empty).
I used my Cricut (Accent Essentials cart) to cut the label shape (at 3.5 inches) from the pattern paper I used on the sides. I added thickers on the front side. I also chose 3 pictures that I love of Patrick and cut them with my Cricut (at 3.25 inches) as well in the same shape and added to 3 sides. I love being able to cut my pictures with the Cricut because I can't cut a straight line for nothing...well a curve either for that matter! I added a little bit of black ink to the edges of the mats and that was it!
I kept everything flat so that all the things that get piled on my desk doesn't rip anything off or get messed up itself.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! If you haven't stopped by the k2r krew blog lately you should take a few minutes to visit! The girls are always full of inspiration for uses for acrylic, metal and chipboard!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Scrap and Stamp & Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays!!!

I am a little behind this morning getting my posts up. I had to wait until today to take a pic of my layout since my hubby took the camera to work earlier this week and kept forgetting to bring it home. Seriously what was he thinking...lol. He knows I can't function without my camera!

This week at Scrap and Stamp we want to see distressing with at least one stamp. Any type of distressing works as long as we can see it! Be sure to head over to SSS and check out the wonderful prize this week and to see what the girls made! They are all so uber talented!!

Patrick loves bubblegum. He actually taught himself to blow bubbles at 2 1/2 by watching me. It was so funny he would get right up in my face to watch!

supplies: DCWV cs, Scenic Route pp, labels, chipboard alphas and rubons, Q&Co stamps, Ranger distress ink

This week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle we have a fabulous sketch for you to play along with! Be sure to head over to SSDS and see what the rest of the fabulous team did with it and to see the sketch itself!

I did two cards with the sketch this week. After completing this first one I realized I have done one almost exactly like it before same papers and all....lol. I guess when you really like one you repeat it!

supplies: We R Memory Keepers and Pink Paislee pp, unknown cs, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream stamp, BoBunny chipboard, The Robins Nest raindrops, tulle, twine, flower, sharpie, Stazon ink, Ranger distress ink

The second one was simple with a few diecuts!
supplies: Basic Grey pp and diecuts, Bazzill cs, buttons, distress ink, sharpie, thread, Cricut
I hope you will visit us at both Scrap and Stamp and at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle to play along. We look forward to seeing you there! Stop by right here tomorrow for another Kits2Remember project!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Inspirtional Card Sketches #35

I am a little late getting my card for ICS posted today. I had to be at the school early this morning for a PTO officers meeting. But I am here now with it! I love the simplicity of this weeks sketch!
Of course I can't leave anything along so I turned it into a circle card...lol I inked up the white cardstock so it wasn't so bright and used pink and white bling.
supplies: Pink Paislee pp, Bazzill cs, Thats Jazzy Stamp Dream stamp, Prima flowers, Heidi Swapp bling, Recollections pearls, Offray ribbon, Ranger distress ink, sharpie
Now hurry over to ICS to see what one lucky player will get this week and to check out the rest of the amazing design teams creations!

This is also for the challenge at Charisma Cards (flower power), Paper Blooms (bling), Dutch Dare (color challenge) and Stamp Something (use fav papers). I love these papers from Pink Paislee!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday!

This is my second post today.
Scroll down for my Stamp, Scrap and Doodle post.
Thank you!
Time for another fun challenge over at Scrap and Stamp! This week we want to see a color combo of blue and green with at least one stamp! Other colors are fine as long as these are the main colors!
This week I will be supplying the winning prize! Be sure to stop by to see the design teams creations! They are all gorgeous! They are a fabulous group of gals!

I have had these photos of my guys since this spring when Nick started painting the house. Patrick insisted on going on the roof of the porch to help paint...lol. Actually all he did was stand there for a few minutes and then came back down! He loves heights!
I inked my chipboard black and then stamped with white stazon on to them.
supplies: Bassic Grey pp, Bazzill cardstock, American Craft thickers, Kits2Remember flourish stamp, Stazon white ink, Colorbox ink, ribbon, chipboard, brads, twine

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Challenge!

Today is the day for another fabulous challenge over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! This week we have a color challenge for you so be sure to head over there to see the inspiration photo!

I chose to use both colors along with a few others...lol. I used some of my favorite papers for this one. I love doing round cards! I doodled some stitching around the edges and also the butterfly trails. The flower and butterfly wings are popped up!

supplies: My Minds Eye pp and diecut, Bazzill and DCWV cardstock, Martha Stewart punch, The Robin's Nest raindrops, Cricut (zoobaloo cart), tulle, Ranger distress ink, Colorbox ink, Rubber Stampede stamp

Now head over and see what the Design Team did this week! They really out did themselves! Plus you need to see the prize for this week...heehee!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What time is it?

Time has just gotten away from me this week. I have been busy getting things back together after all of us being sick for 3 weeks. Plus trying to get all of the baby/kids stuff labeled for Kids Market, which is a big consignment sell for kids/maternity stuff they do twice a year around here. It is an awesome way to sell what you don't need and to get some great deals on other things you do. Now on to my kits2remember project. I have really been slacking on my duties, and I am very sorry for that. I have just not had any mojo with all that has been going on. But I promise there will be more to follow soon.

I got this made over the weekend but just got to get a picture of it because of all the rain. I wanted to make another clock. I started out with plans for it to be in my kitchen so I was going to use an old wooden spoon for the holder but alas my plans changed and I am not even going to keep it...lol. My best friend has a birthday coming up and she has been wanting a new clock so I am going to send this to her...plus she can add a favorite photo.

I love black and white with a pop of hot pink! So I couldn't help but play with it here too!
I used a 12x12 acrylic piece, 3 Bugs numbers from a previous krew kit, stazon ink, GCD papers, flowers from the local dollar store, my Cricut (Zoobaloo cart) and buttons.

The only thing is I have to go and buy a new clock assembly. My nephew decided he liked the looks of them and broke them...lol. I should know better than to leave it down when he is here.

I hope you like it! I really do like how this one turned out. Now I need to make me one! I hope you all have a great weekend and get to spend it doing something you love!

Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday!

This is my second post today.
Please scroll down to see my SSDS post!
This week marks some big changes for Scrap and Stamp Saturday. Due to the recent changes in the SU! policies Alex has decided to step down from SSS. I decided to take over the challenge site. I hated to see it just close down.

This weeks challenge is a sketch from our very own Pamela! We want to see everyday photos with at least one stamp somewhere on your project!
My Little Shoebox is our wonderful sponsor this week! The design team got to play with some of their stuff this week and there is a wonderful package of goodies available for one participant.
I used some photos of Patrick acting goofy! I am not sure why they look so dark here. You can see the bushes so well behind him and they are pretty bright green. Oh well though. I turned the sketch on its side and kept it pretty simple.

supplies: My Little Shoebox pp and diecuts, Doodlebug chipboard alphas, Ranger distress ink, Studio G stamps

Time for you to head over to Scrap and Stamp and see the actual sketch (you will not want to miss this one) and the lovely prize! Be sure to look at the gorgeous work from the rest of the design team! They are so talented and I am glad they decided to stay on with me at SSS!

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays Challenge 6!

Today is the day for another fun challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays! This week we have a recipe for you 3 pattern papers plus 1 ribbon and any image you like! Easy enough right??
The design team got to work with some really great images from Reece Designs. If you haven't seen Aprils images you really need to check them out. They are available at Digital Ink.

supplies: Scrap That pp, unkown cs, Reece Design digi image, ribbon, markers, colored pencils, Ranger distress ink

Now head over to SSDS and see what the rest of the the design team has come up with! They have done an amazing job as always!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #33 and DT Call!!

Wow! Today has come and gone. It has felt like Monday to me with Nick back and work and Patrick back to school. It is great having an extra day with them but it completely throws my schedule off. LOL.

So I am late getting this up today. Hopefully you have already been over to Inspirational Card Sketches to see the fabulous sketch for this week and to find out what the yummy prize is this week! If not you will want to head on over to see!
I love this sketch! I love layers so this is perfect!

I stuck really close to the sketch this week.
supplies: Scenic Route pp, Making Memories cs and hybrid ink, Lindsey Stamp Stuff digi image, SEI chipboard label, The Robins Nest rain drops, colored pencils

A little closeup of the layers...

Remember there is still a DT call going on at ICS go HERE to find out what you need to do to apply!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

SSDS ans SSS challenges!

Today is the day for another challenge over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle! This week we are wanting the 16 and under crowd to play along too! Of couse that doesn't mean we don't want to see the big kids (thats you) creations as well!
This weeks challenge is What do you want to be when you grow up? This week the design team all did a card based on what we wanted to be and some of us had our little ones create a card also.
Patrick, who is 5, did this card. I let him pick out a few papers and I found him a coloring book image online. He loves reptiles and Steve Irwin. He says he wants to be like Steve! I am not sure I want him playing with crocs...lol. He says it is that or a dinosaur hunter.

He had several papers picked out but ended up just using the one and some buttons. He did all the cutting and everything himself!

supplies: Creative Imagination pp, unknown cs, Coloring book image, buttons, colored pencils

I always wanted to be a vet when I was really young. Then I realized I would never be able to put one to sleep even when needed. So when I was about 10 I decided Psychology was my thing. Which I did.

supplies: SEI pp, unkown cs, Studio G stamp, Coloring book image, Eyelets Etc eyelets, ribbon, markers and colored pencils

I hope you all will join us this week!

Unfortunately I now have my guys crud so I never got finished with my Scrap and Stamp Saturday layout! But I hope that doesn't stop you guys from joining in on the fun this week. The challenge is Love is in the Air. We want you to show us what or who you love. It doesn't matter what the subject is we want to see it. Remember there has to be at least one stamp used also!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

back to school name tag

First off I would like to say I am sorry that I was MIA last week and most of this one. My guys had the flu so I had no time at all to scrap.

I know alot of you are just now getting back to school. We have been going strong for three weeks now. So I thought I would share the little backpack name tag I made for Patrick this year. I used a piece of kits2remember atc size chipboard, acrlic and metal would work great for this too.
Patrick loves dinosaurs expecially the t-rex so I used one of his stamps for this project. I covered the chipboard with some Basic Grey papers and added a handcut tree. I inked the edges and added his name. It only took about 5 minutes to complete...seriously.

My little guy carried a picture of us in his pocket everyday last year, since he could have a bookbag this year I decided to add one to the back of the name tag. I used an o-ring to hang it from the bag.
(I don't know why the photo flipped back on its side but I couldn't get it to load correctly on blogger for some reason)
Now with a personalized name tag I know he will always grab his bag and not another classmates. It is an easy way to let their personality show and it could be so fun to bling up one for a little girl.

I will have a larger project next week for you. I have a couple in the works right now and as long as everyone stays well they will be done soon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #32 and DT CALL!!!

Boy this weekend just flew by. I'm not sure where the days are going but they are disappearing fast...lol. It is hard to believe it is Tuesday already. But it is and we all know what that means. Yep another fabulous sketch from Dawn at Inspriational Card Sketches. I mean just look at this fabulous sketch.
I wanted a fun Halloween card so this is a little different for me. I had it made but got it in late because I was having problems with my email. ugh
supplies: Making Memories pp and ink, Bazzill cs, K&Co chipboard sticker, Doodlebug stickers, sharpie
I kept the inside really simple.
So what are you waiting for head over to ICS and get in on the fun. There is a great prize from Bunny Zoe's up for grabs.
Would you like to be a part of the fabulous design team at ICS? Then you need to go HERE and see what you need to do to put your name in the hat. We can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!!
You still have until Friday to join in the fun at Scrap & Stamp Saturdays (show us your craft space and use stamped chipboard) and at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays (use the sketch). I hope you will join us!