Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twisted Easel

Hi everyone!

This week The Paper Ala Mode challenge is to make a twisted easel card.  These are always fun cards to make!  Our sponsors are Rick St. Dennis and Sassy Stamps.  I chose a Rick St. Dennis image called Birthday Cupcake.

The little tag says "It's your birthday!" and was computer generated.  I hope you will come play with us - these are such easy cards to make and there are links to tutorials at the Paper Ala Mode challenge page if you don't know how to make them!

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Shadow Boxes at the Outlawz & Scrapbook time!

Hi everyone!  Today at the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode challenge we are making shadow boxes or Father's Day masculine cards.  I chose this adorable Umbrella Mouse from our sponsor Bugaboo and made a shadowbox and I added the twist of Father's Day by adding a sentiment to the cloud.

I have the image popped up on the back with some foam dots.  The sky was chalked, and I cut the cloud out of felt and chalked the edges of it.  If you look closely you can see how I added rain drops with some crystal lacquer.

Today I completed another page in my grandson's scrapbook.  I thought I'd show you what I have so far so I made a video.  I think I need to get a different kind of scrapbook that doesn't have the plastic page protectors, because I like to add interactive elements and the plastic inhibits the kind of the decorating elements you use too.  I'd love suggestions!  If you can't see the video below, you can just click HERE

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Flower Power

Hi everyone!  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Flower Power!  Just use flowers on your project! Our sponsor is Beccy's Place.   Beccy is so talented and so generous - she has so many wonderful freebies that she gives away.  In fact, the flowers on my card are one of her freebies called Sunflower/Gerbera.

I printed three of the flowers onto kraft card stock and used colored pencils to color them.  I used white with a little touch of blue.  The sentiment is computer generated.  For some reason I always love to use twine with kraft, so I punched a couple of holes on either end, finished them off with some blue eyelets, and strung some twine though.  This was all mounted onto a light blue card.

I hope you'll play with us.  Your flowers don't have to be in the image, it can also be adding punched flowers, rolled card stock flowers, fabric flowers...whatever!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Anything Goes

Hi everyone!   Today is my last day to guest design with the ladies at the Greetings Challenge at the Outlawz.  It's been great fun!  Today's challenge is anything Goes and the sponsor is Crafty Sentiments.  I chose an adorable Benson Bear Flower For You to use on my card

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It's hard to not use color!

Good morning everyone, and happy Memorial Day weekend to you.  I am so happy to have this extra long weekend.  I only wish the weekend would seem as long as this past week has seemed!

Today the Paper Ala Mode Challenge at the Outlawaz is Shades Of Gray.  You can only use the colors black, white, and gray.  This was really hard for me!  I found out later that we could color on the skin, but I had already colored my image so I left it.

The sponsor of this challenge is Art By Miran and the image I used is called Venus

I used a stencil on the background and just sponged some white ink on to black card stock.  I like the velvet look it gave it.  Then I added some black rose ribbon trim on the side and cut one rose off and attached it to the corner of the image.  The final touch was a bit of sparkle in her hair.  I hope you will  step out of your comfort zone and come play along with us!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Star Spangled Day

Hi everyone!  What a wonderful weekend I had with my daughter and sweet little grandson.  I brought him a busy box, and he loved playing with it.  There were lots of smiles, giggles. and cuddles.  Also, I was there to see him roll over on his own for the first time!

Today I am once again happy to be guest designer at the Outlawz Greeting Card challenge.  Today's challenge is sponsored by Oddball Art Company

And the challenge is to use red, white, and blue on your card or project.  For my card I used an image called Penelope #3

I added some star embossing, and some red, white and blue star shaped buttons.  The sentiment was computer generated and I glittered the "Star Spangled" part.  I thought it would make a good card for someone who has a birthday on or near the 4th of July.

I hope you'll play along with us!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card for my sister in law over the weekend.  She lost her mother the Friday before Mother's Day.  Again, I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  

I got a piece of white card stock and I cut a circle out of some plain copy paper to use as a mask.  Then I stamped a background stamp over the copy paper letting the pattern come out as a circle.  I computer generated the sentiment and used a floral die cut on top.  Very simple, but so pretty I think.

I'm going to see my daughter and cute grandbaby tomorrow!  I'm bringing him a busy box to play with.  Those things are hard to find!  I couldn't believe how hard it was to locate what I was looking for.  Baby toys have changed so much - they all seem to be electronic these days.  I can't wait to see how much he's changed since I was there a few weeks ago.  Have a nice weekend!  I'll be back on Monday.