Friday, June 17, 2016

All About The Boys at Paper Ala Mode

This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is to make masculine cards.  We are being sponsored by Eureka Stamps and Crafts 4 Eternity.   Whenever I make masculine cards I always leave them un-embellished.  I don't know why, but I just don't think men (or boys) like that kind of thing.

My first card uses Roddy Robot from Crafts 4 Eternity.   I looked up the binary code for Happy Birthday and printed it in a repeat pattern for my background.  I wanted to add some googly eyes, but I couldn't find the right kind in my stash.  I know I have a whole bag of them here somewhere!


My next card uses Celebrating Dog from Eureka Stamps.   I have the dog on a wobble spring so he moves.  He just looked like he was dancing to me.


Come and play along with us!

Friday, June 10, 2016

We are shaking things up at Paper Ala Mode

This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is to make a shaker card.  I love shaker cards.  They are not only fun to receive, but they are fun to make.  If you've never made one before, please come to join our challenge.  There are three different instructional videos to help you along.  Some of the design team members have never made one before and couldn't believe how easy they are!

We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, and I chose to use their Birthday Bird 4.    I made two cards with the same image.  These are both birthday cards for my daughters and they loved them.  My oldest daughter said her son had fun shaking the card too!



I added crystal lacquer to the balloon for a little more shine.  I also want to add that I use foam core board to cut as a backing.  I like how it holds up a little more, especially if the card is being mailed.

I hope you will come play with us this week!

Friday, June 3, 2016

ATC's at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone!  This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is ATCs.  ATC's are Artist Trading Cards.  They are little works of art and are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches.  People make them and trade them with other artists.  A lot of people collect them like baseball cards.

The sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.  I used one of the three frogs and one of the sentiments in their Toadally In Love set to make my ATC.

I added a wobble spring to his head, and for even more fun I added some extra big googly eyes.

I hope to have some play time this weekend, but my weekend is already looking pretty busy so I may not be able to squeeze any crafting in.  I hope ya'll have a great one!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Anything Goes at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone!  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Anything Goes, and we are being sponsored by Little Claire Designs.  They have some really cute images, and one of the cutest in my opinion is this Daschund that I used on my card.


I know this image will get a lot of use from me!  I hope you will play along with us.  I wish you all a happy Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Paper Ala Mode is Taking Flight

Hi everyone!  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Take Flight - anything that flies or floats in the air.  Even though it's not my team's week I decided to play along with this dragonfly image.


I colored this with colored pencils and then added some glossy accents to the entire dragonfly.  I also added a little glitter here and there.

I've got my usual busy day of errands to run, but I hope to have some play time in my craft room tomorrow.  Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Paper Ala Mode Goes Vintage

Hi everyone.  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is vintage.  We are to use an image that is something vintage or give our project an old, antique look.  Our sponsor is QKR Stampede.  I chose this adorable Ragdoll for my card.  I think a rag doll in and of itself would qualify as vintage, but after coloring this on kraft card stock I aged it a bit by brushing on a coat of crackle and then smudging it with Antique Linen ink.  The background was embossed and also rubbed with some of the ink.  I found a little rhyme on the internet  about a favorite doll and printed that out as a sentiment.


The Outlawz group is having some problems with their server and a lot of people are having problems getting in.  I happen to be one of them!  I hope they get the problem fixed soon because I hate not being able to check in to the challenges.

Wishing you all a good weekend.  I have a busy day ahead of me today, but I hope to have lots of time in my craft room tomorrow!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day at Paper Ala Mode

This week's challenge at Paper Ala Mode is Mother's Day.  I am not blessed to have my mother with me any more, but I always make a mother's day card for my best friends mom.  This year I'm wishing her a relaxing birthday with this image from our sponsor Digi Stamps 4 Joy.



Happy Mother's Day to all of you!  I will finally be getting to make my trip to see my daughter and beautiful grandson this weekend.  I have been rained out the last two weekends!