Saturday, April 28, 2012

Project 12 - April

For my April Project 12, I decided to just focus on last Easter's photos. I also had a new to me paper collection that I thought fit the Colour Suite well, but I think I wandered off a little bit with that. And the sketch. Guess I was having trouble staying on task :)

Colour Suite:

Project 12 sketch (I used April 2010's):

My layout:

So hopefully you can see the sketch in there a bit and the colour suite with a little tweaking :)

My Little Bicycle - Enchanted Garden collection
American Crafts - Thickers

Mother's Day Card

Planned my mom's card around a few different challenges :)

American Crafts - Dear Lizzy - papers & adhesive fabric
Making Memories - Dilly Dally - shimmer alphas
RRR - green shimmer ribbon
Martha Stewart - pink glitter glue
Pink ribbon from stash
Gluber (for the rose)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pretty Cards

Just a quick post.

This card uses the Chick Challenges with Unity sketch (I missed the deadline though by a day!).

I'm entering it in the #12 Challenge - Make your own flowers.
And the Unity Stamp Company - Colour Challenge - pink, green & off white

The sketch.

My card(s).

So pretty!


Unity Stamps - 'Sending My Love'
Making Memories - 'Je t'adore' paper
CTMH - brads

Monday, April 16, 2012

Crop Chocolate - Focus Group April Challenge

This month's challenge for the Focus Group, was to "Create a project using a technique/project that one of the DT girls have taught. 50% CC product required!"

So after scrolling through months of design team blog posts, I decided to try DeeDee's Never-Ending Card. You can see her original blog post here.

Here is what I made.

So if you have never seen and/or made a never-ending card, you may be wondering  why there are so many different pictures. The great thing about this card, and what makes it 'never-ending,' is that you flip/fold it around to see all these great sides and different combos of different sides. It's really fun to play with and really easy to make! So easy in fact, that my 8 year old made on too after she saw mine. I would post a pic of hers, but she already gave it to Nana :)

So if you are intrigued, go check out DeeDee's tutorial here!

EP- Wintertime cardstock
My Mind's Eye - 6x6 Lost & Found "Portobella Road"

Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm in Love!

So made myself step out of my bubble a bit and give something new a try. And I love how it turned out. Lots of photos in this post!

I used the sketch for the Challenge #11. And the inspiration photo from Moxie Fab's Trigger Tuesday. I love the colour palette and the birds. The stacking of the birds reminded me of a photo I had been wanting to use!

The sketch. (Great job DeeDee!)


The Trigger Tuesday Image.

My Canvas :)

So love the end result! I thought I would also share a few pics of the process.

This is the canvas after I had inked it up a bit.  I also stamped butterflies and clocks directly onto the canvas later on.

Once I reached this point I left it to think about what I would like to add. I knew it would probably be flowers and then when I was doing my usual morning blog reading, I saw some great uses of butterflies on the Bo Bunny blog and knew I had to add some of those too!

I would love to hear what you think!

12x12 canvas
Distress Stain - Broken China
Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap & Walnut Stain
Fancy Pants - Winterland papers (photo mats & flowers)
MM - Noir tapes; beads; blue flowers; pearl brads
MME - Stella & Rose "gerty' trinkets
Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold
MS ink pad - snowflake
Graphic 45 - metal button
Michaels - wood birdcage
twill tape (adhesive)
white flowers
Unity Stamps - 'Dream Big' & 'Take Your Time' (11/11 KOM)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Surprise Pop-Up Card

A lovely lady who makes beautiful cards, was kind enough to share her tutorial for making a Surprise Pop-Up Card. I had seen some great cards made with it so I decided to give it a try too! Thank you ScrappyCanuck for sharing!

Imaginisce - Spring stack papers
Karen Foster - Easter Stickers
MakingMemories - Spring brads
Unity Stamp Co. - 'Sweet Thoughts of Spring'
Tulle & ric rac from stash

Unity Oops!

Well I was all prepared to post my entry for the Unity Stamp Co.'s sketch challenge, but I just realized it was for the Kit Of The Month Challenge and I used an Ippity stamp set! Oh the horror!!!!

But I'll share my cards anyways :)

This is the sketch that I used.

Ah well. The good news is I still have time to do a new card with a KOTM stamp set. We'll see......


Unity Stamp Co. - "Sweet Thoughts of Spring"
MakingMemories - mat stack - pastel
MME - yellow lace trim
Purple lace and ric rac all from my stash

Friday, April 6, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Challeng #122 - Heavy Metal

The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge this week is Heavy Metal. So we need to use metal embellishments or metallic colours.

Celeste was kind enough to let me borrow the stamp that she won from a previous KKS challenge!

I also used the sketch from Card Positioning System #259.

This Week's Sketch (#259)

Pretty cute! I used metal embellishments (the butterflies adn flower). And Lulu is holding a metal watering can.


KKS - 'Lulu'
DCWV - Nana's Nursery 'Baby Boy'
Karen Foster - Fancy Brads 'Garden'
White Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Creative Scrappers Sketch #202

Great sketch again over at Creative Scrappers! If you like sketch challenges, then you should be checking them out every week!

I combined the sketch with the new challenge at which is to let a favorite song inspire you!

I am terrible at thinking of songs, so I dared myself to tune into my favorite radio station and use the song they are playing (assuming it would be appropriate, of course ;). I lucked out because Iggy Pop's 'Lust for Life' was playing! I love this song and I think the title is fantastic for scrapping with. So I went digging through my pictures to find something that would fit.

The sketch.

My layout.

Love how this turned out! All products used are from Echo Park's Summer Days Collection and chipboard stickers.