Apr 27, 2011

Sketch Challenge w/ a Twist

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Hey Friends

Welcome back to my another Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge was chosen by my Design Team Member Ivette.

Challenge, create a project with the sketch below

the twist... Must be a Mother's Day Theme Project.

This Months Prize is

Cuttin Up Cricut Cartridge

(or an craft supply assortment of Equal value)

Today unfortunately We are not featuring a Guest Designer. But that does not mean we are short on inspiration.

Here are some fantastic projects created by my design team members

First up is Ivette

I love the color combination on this card as well as the craft shadow on the cut out. The tulle adds a wonderful soft touch to the card. 

Next is Elsa

You can never go wrong with flowers and butterflies for Mother's day. Any Mom would adore this handmade card

and last for the design team Trio is Amanda

I just love the soft colors she used, a great card for mothers day

Finally for my project.

Card size: #10 3 3/4x 9
Pattern Paper: K& Company Sweet Nectar
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, Recollections White
Stickerz Used: E.A.D Designs
Right On Target
Mother's Day Sentiments
Funky Frames

Ribbon: Stampin Up Crushed Curry
Embellishments: Timeless Twine Bubblegum, Papertrey ink Ocean Tides Button

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Mar 30, 2011

Challenge# 20: Cricutless/ Stamping w/ video

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Time for another challenge!! This month is a little strange, since there are 3 wednesdays this month. so just wanted to let everyone know that I will not be announcing the winner until the 8th of April.

This challenge is a fun one. Cricutless/ Stamping. This is a great chance to use your pattern papers, stamps, stickers, rub ons , embossing folders  and cutting dies! Use whatever you want to create an original project, just as long as you don't use an electronic diecutter machine (cricut, pazzles, silhouette sd, craft robo, gazelle, cougar....etc) AND you must feature some sort of stamping on your card (be it a sentiment or an image, ) digital stamps are A OK :-)

Feel free to combine this challenge, with a sketch challenge, or color challenge, or anything of that sort. But you cannot combine this challenge with another "Cricutless" Challenge , because that is not a challenge at all.

Once again the prize for this month is
Mother's day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge.

If you don't have a cricut, no problem you can still enter a project for a chance to win, and I will send you another crafty prize of equal value

This week our guest designer is Priyanka from Priyanka's Creations
 and she created this Amazingly lavish and beautiful wedding stair step card. I love how she used fabric on her card. You can tell that she put ALOT of work into creating this masterpiece.
Please take the time to stop by her website and give her some love. She is one talented woman!

First up for my Design Team Ladies is Amanda

I love love love this card she made. sometimes simple and elegant is just the way to go, and I love the giant buttons inside of the flowers.
Next up is Elsa..
I am so smitten by this little honey bear, he is so sweet. you can't stay mad at him at all. The colors make this card a perfect gender neutral card great for any apology

Last but not least is Ivette

All I can say is wow. She used a jumbo fiskars bacground stamp and colored them in with her copic markers. I am sure that was time consuming but wow did that pay off! It comes across so pefectly spring!! Just in time for mother's day. Also love cards with the coordinating inside.

Finally onto my project. .. a card..  ( I need to do more scrapbook pages, but I swear lately i have been having the hardest time trying to find enough time to make even a card)

Card size: A2
Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink Up up & Away, Up up & Away sentiments
Cardstock: Papertrey ink Stampers Select, Kraft
Pattern Paper: K& company Sweet Nectar 12x12, 6x6 pad
Cutting Dies: Papertrey ink Cloud die
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Ink: Stampin up Basic Black, Soft Suede
Coloring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils & Color Pencil Blender
Embellishments: Timeless Twine Bakers Twine, Saleyn Opal Glitter Glue, Glossy Accents
Adhesives: SU Dimensionals, Scotch Quick Dry, ATG Tape,  Hot Glue
Other Tools: Cuttlebug Machine, Corner Chomper, Scissors

I hope you enjoy my video tutorial.

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Mar 16, 2011

Challenge# 19 Color Challenge Hot Pink, Orange & White

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Welcome to another Fun challenge here on my blog!

This week's challenge was chosen by My Design Team Member, Amanda.

The Challenge is to create a project using the colors HOT PINK, ORANGE, and White.  To help you out here is a little color inspiration of a few colors that would look great with the challenge.

 You are allowed to add whatever extra colors you would like as long as the colors of the project are White Hot Pink and Orange are easily visible in your project

Once again the prize for this month is
Mother's day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge.

If you don't have a cricut, no problem you can still enter a project for a chance to win, and I will send you another crafty prize of equal value

This week we have the talented Wendy joining us from Wendy's Creative Crafting Corner
Here is the super cute flower she created. I just love the felt on this project and that adorable Peachy Keen Face Stamp. Make sure you stop by and leave her some love!

Now on to my talented trio

Ivette  Created this amazing Card that she colored with her copic Markers. I love that stamp and it goes with the color challenge so well.The colors match the cardstock perfectly

Next Elsa Created this soft cute card. I just want to reach out and hug that adorable bear
Finally Amanda She created this adorable box using my Gable box tutorial, I think it's so Fiesta!!! I love that pinata !

make sure you go and visit my designers if you have time and leave them some love. they work so hard creating fantastic projects for you all as inspiration for the challenge, and at many times they are challenges for them too :)

Finally for my project I created this card using the Brand New Lettering Delights Banner Day Fun SVG set and My Make the Cut software.
 to see how you can get this SVG Set for FREE, make sure you visit the post here

Card size:
Recollections (Michaels brand)
Lettering Delights Banner Day SVG Set

#10 Cut at 3.5 inches
#11 Cut at 3 Inches
Embossing Folders
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles, Swiss Dot &Polka Dot
Border Punch
Fiskars Scallop Sentiment
Stamp Set
Scrappy Moms Stamps Spring Fling
Hemp Cord
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Stamp N Stuff White Embossing Powder

Now it's your turn!!!

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Mar 2, 2011

Challenge #18: St. Pattys Theme Project

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Hey There,

First of let me apologize that this post is sooo late in the day today. Seriously things have been chaotic this morning. (waking up realizing there is no  {good} food in the house among things)

This week's challenge is a pretty simple one : Create a St. Patty's Day theme Project, as well as the stipiluation that you MUST use the color green. You can't have a St. patricks Day themed project without using the color green so they go hand and hand.

The march prize is:

Mother's day Bouquet Cricut Cartridge

Also i wanted to note, that if you enter the challenge and you do not have a cricut machine, that's 100% ok. If you win I will make sure that I exchange it for a prize of equal value. You don't need a cricut machine to enter my challenges the only stipulations is that it's a new project that goes with the challenge. that's it.

Though St. Patricks Day isn't really a card giving/mailing holiday, it's always fun to see what people can come up with.

This week we are joined by Lauren from All Things Crafty.

And to her St. Pattrick's Day is special because that's the day she got engaged (awww!) so it always holds a special day in her heart. Here is the adorable frame she created!!
Make sure you pop on over to her blog to see more her her fun creations

Now for my talented trio!!!!

 Amanda created this super adorable Square card, and omg I love that pattern paper and the gold is so glittery. This card could also be used for any other special occasion other than st. pattys day.

 Elsa created this fun green on green card. I love the peachy keen stamp she used on the hat. it looks like he had a little bit too much green beer. It's also loaded up with some green stickles.


Ivette made this Adorable card using A Child's Year cartridge, I just love the colors and the card shape (also from a child's year) is so unique. Love the cut out clovers in the inside. sooo sophisticated.

Make sure you go visit my Guest Designer and Design team ladies and let them know how much your appreciate their inspiration on this project!!

Now for my project.

I created this fun Shaped card using SVG CUTS Charm & Chance set (it was free gift w/purchase a few weeks ago) and I finally got around to using it.

The outside I left sentiment free, and stamped the inside with a Scrappy Moms Stamp set that I will be showcasing TOMORROW :)

This Card was actually a Doorhanger feature but it also comes with some "extra" features so you can not have the hold in the door hanger. I welded two of the hot air balloon bases together, then created a shadow blackout of that layer. From there i un-welded the hot air balloon bases, and only used one of the bases for my card. I probably should make a video of how I made this card, if I can only just find the time...

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Feb 16, 2011

Challenge #17: Interactive Card (Elsa's Challenge) [Episode 87]

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hey there friends

It's wednesday and it's challenge time! This week I let my design team member Elsa decide the challenge, and she opted for Interactive Card Challenge.

Basically this is any card that moves.

The February Challenge prize is:
Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!!

for those of you that need some additional inspiration, this was also my first Challenge I ever hosted on my blog.

 first up is this month's guest designer angela from Simple creations paper crafts
  she created this bright and fun Swing Card. She said she had trouble getting a card together but I think this came out so Springy and cute. anyone would be thrilled to get this fun card. make sure you stop by her blog for a visit. she has some super adorable projects

first up for my design team is Elsa She picked this week's challenge.
She created this super adorable St. Patricks day theme SPINNER Card.
 here is the card laying flat, exactly how you would pull it out of the envelope
here is the card and it's interactive spinning feature.

Next Up is Ivette
She created this adorable waterfall Card.  I love love love love the stamps she used on this and the colors go together perfectly. great job ivette!!

this is one of my favorite types of interactive cards. they are soo fun to give and recieve. Plus it's a great way to use up some of your stamps stash. or cricut cuts and lots of pattern paper. If you're looking on a tutorial how to make a card like this. I happen to have one here

finally roundng it out for my design team girls
I have the ever talented amanda

She created this accordian style card. This card is surely a cute one, and would be a plesant suprise for anyone to take it out of the envelope. Look how big it gets :)  I love love love the embossing on the cone. this is a very very sweet card and would be great for a group card.

finally for my project. I created a Slider Pop up Card

here is the card closed

and here it is open.

 for my project I used the Lettering delights Balloon Craze Svg set.

I hope you enjoy my tutorial

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Feb 2, 2011

Challenge # 16: Valentine's Day project (not a card) with VIDEO

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Happy Wednesday!

It's the start of a new month which means NEW CHALLENGEs and a NEW prize.
Lately it seems everyone has been cranking out Valentine's Themed projects, but I have been seeing alot of cards.

This week's challenge is : Create a Valentine's Day Theme Project, as long as it's not a card.

The February Challenge prize is:
Spring Holiday Cards Cricut Cartridge!!

This is a great chance to catch up with scrapbooking, work on treats for school aged children, as well as decorate mailboxes. Those are some ideas to name a few, but the possibilities are endless.

The Guest Designer for this week is Maria M. from Maria Elena World She created this super adorable altered wooden frame. I absolutely adore the color combination as well as the cluster of flowers.

Created this super cute altered mailbox. You can pick these little cuties up at target for a dollar and they are just so fun to decorate. This would make such a great gift for a school aged child to take to school. Just decorate and fill with treats!

 Created this super romantic altered wooden frame as well. I love her choice of pattern paper and they way she incorporated the  adhesive rhinestone with the ribbon :) It' came out so perfect.


Created this adorable Mailbox from a big shot die. And isn't it to die for :)  I can just imagine a little kid taking this to school and having it stuffed full of letters from their valentines.

for my project I went ahead and a scrapbook page layout.
I went ahead and tried to create a punny themed scrapbook page but i wanted it to be adult and more sophisticated. I decided to use the sentimentals cricut cartridge for that reason.