Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dance like no one is watching!

A quick by very meaningful craft this morning. I purchased these shadow frames awhile ago on sale at Michael's. Yesterday while cleaning up toys and dress up clothes my daughter found her very first pair of dance shoes and was a bit sad they didn't fit her anymore. They were a special gift from her Grannie and Gramps. I felt like they needed a special place in her room. So since I was awake at 3am and then out of bed at 5am I figured I would head to the craft space and wait for the kiddo's to wake up. P.S. this never happens!!!!!

Here's what I came up with! The lighting is terrible (it's still pitch black outside) I used BoBunny Isabella paper, a svg file that I uploaded into Cricut Design Space, and pink vinyl from the Cricut Sample Vinyl Pack.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

You're Awesome!

I really like todays sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches. It's a great way to use up some of the designer paper that I keep collecting. I used some of the dream pop collection from CTMH for my circles. The banner is in place of ribbon, it's actually washi tape with the sentiment stamped right on it. (I saw this technique on another blog on glitter tape, which I will be trying out soon.) Colored the bear stamp from Penny Black with copics. There was a good layer of dust on the copic container, feels good to have them out again.

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Here's a photo of the copics used.




Also this morning I heard about Treasure Box Designs I stopped by and down loaded the weekly freebie, this cute little girl doll is for my oldest child. My little guy is home today with me and he wanted a "boy one" so he sat on my knee and we searched in design space and he picked this pirate. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Shaker card #2

If you saw my blog yesterday you will understand that I'm currently obsessed with shaker cards. I'm looking at blue berry containers in my fridge, the bottom of a water bottle, Ziploc bags, little containers all over...

Todays card was created using a portion these brad containers from way back when from CTMH.


When I first looked at this I could envision a gift box for a birthday. But when I saw that Merry Monday's card them for this week was green and red and I already had Yuletide paper pack out on my desk I figured there has to be a way to create this shaker as a Christmas Card.



Supplies used: Yuletide design paper, cream card base, plastic container, glitter and bits from the dollar store, red shiny twine, scallop border punch, score tape and foam tape, gold sequins, Jesus the true gift of Christmas is from Verve and embossed in Gold.

And here's a view to show the dimension of the card:


If you haven't already, please pop over to Merry Monday and leave some love for the great design team and others that have played along. Getting feedback on cards is so rewarding.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Shaker Card

In November or December my friend Emma taught our card group how to create shaker cards. Ever since I've been thinking of making one but just haven't had a chance. Well yesterday my friend Sara asked if I had any ideas for all her extra sequins (left over from her daughter's bubble guppy birthday banner) right away I said SHAKER CARDS! So that got both of our creative juices flowing. Here's my first shaker card for my nephew who turns 17 soon. I'm adding this card over at Seize the Birthday: Masculine Card.



Supplies used: Slate paper with white card base. Slate and ruby ink. Sequins from dollar store (8 colors for $1) Numbers are from CTMH and balloons and the # stamp are from Unity Stamps. The shaker was created using a stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamps, Dimensionals, score tape and a cut up ZIPLOC BAG!!!! How awesome is that!?! I love using ever day stuff in the craft room.



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Card for Tanner

This is my first time playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch! Hope I did this sketch justice. I'm also posting this for Seize the Birthday Challenge with toppings of "masculine card" It makes me so happy to try new techniques that are out side of my normal. This card is going to my middle nephew who is turning 21! Man oh man does time ever fly by!
 
 
Supplies used: Retro Fresh DSP, Coastal Cabana card stock, cinnamon stickles and triangle studs.
 
I used Cricut Design Studio and Explore to cut and slice the Happy Birthday. Used half of all the negative and positive pieces for each side and carefully glued each in place on the card front.
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Merry Monday - Stars

This week's challenge over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge is STARS! This photo horrible, I need to get a better set up for taking photos of projects. But for today with a headache and a sick little boy this will have to do...


Supplies used: Ivory card base, MME Santa Claus paper pad, bronze shimmer trim, star chip board with Tim Holtz antiqued bronze distress stain, cinnamon stickles on the top star. And the stamp is from Verve Stamps: Richly Blessed.


Thanks for stopping by my blog and thank you for any comments left, I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Candy Cane

Another Christmas card to add to my stash! Today I played along with Merry Monday challenge to use candy canes on the card and Mojo Monday for the sketch.
 
Supplies used: Kraft card base, Stampin up discontinued paper, CTMH snowhaven paper, CTMH red shimmer trim, CTMH Pear & Partridge rub on, Stampin Up Natural trim, CTMH red twine, and three red gems.