Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Birthday Wishes

This week Fantabulous Cricut challenge #22 is follow this sketch and my friend Sara has her very first post as a design team member. YAY! So to celebrate her new role I figured I better get over there and play along.  I typically use my cricut for mixed media and scrapbooking titles on pages. So is was a challenge for me to follow a layout with cricut instead of hauling out the stamps and ink.

For this card I used a kraft base, 6x6 paper pack from MME Blush, a small wooden heart embellishment, script embossing folder, Elegant Edges and Celebrate with Flourish Cricut Cartridges. Because I just couldn't leave it plain I also used Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress ink. Guess I lost my personal challenge of no ink...

Here's the sketch we were to follow.
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Ugly Sweater

Yesterday was a full cleaning day so that I could play today while my oldest is at kindergarten. The boy is watching Curious George while he plays trucks and cars. This gave me some time to play along with Merry Monday this week.  The challenge this week is "Newsprint" and although I don't have newsprint stamps or paper I still wanted to play. I found a background stamp in my stash that I hope qualifies.

Also adding this to Scraps of Life May Rudolph Days. I found this blog on Bonnie's Blog and thought it sounds like fun, every month from the 25th-end of month post a Christmas Card/Project anything goes as long as it's Christmas themed.

Supplies used: Main image is called Ugly Sweater from Saturated Canary. Background stamp is from Unity Stamp Company Trendsetters Background. Numerous copics were used. Memento ink, Cotton Candy ink pad from CTMH, Paradise Flowers and Gems are also from CTMH.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Victoria is turning 6!

In November 2010 I started this blog to post cards that I was creating for card swaps on Splitcoast. I took breaks here and there but during the fall of last year my bestie Sara started her own blog too. We have constantly passed ideas and questions back and forth. Over the last little bit we have been challenging each other to play with as many challenges as we can. Today I'm posting a very special card (that has 6 challenges on it) for my little princess who is turning 6 on June 8th. Party plans are well on their way, we are hosting her friend party at our local Michael's store. She is pretty excited.
Also in March Sara discovered an amazing copic teacher on Facebook, Alyce Keegan with Kit and Clowder. Alyce does create and learn class every month and this month we learning how to color mermaids and the ocean. This is my practise image for a scene that I will create and frame for her bathroom. I'm in love with my copics again. We are learning so much from Alyce.

here's my card.

I'm entering this into the following blog challenges (and one facebook group)
Crafty Gals color challenge & also for their DT call.
Tuesday Morning sketch challenge
One Crazy Stamper anything goes
Simon Says Stencil it
Alphabet Challenge G is for Glamour
Kit and Clowder Craft for Clearwater Party
Supplies used:
blue card base - stash
mini butterfly collage stencil 6x6
Image is from Yam Puff created for the craft for Clearwater party
various copic markers
Violet Wink of Luna brush
Distress inks cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon
peals from Stampin up
Shell pin
lagoon twine
colorable number from CTMH
Tear Drop is from Tim Holtz Facets

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Merry Nice

Another one for my Christmas stash!
I'm entering this one over at the following challenges:
Supplies used: Copics, Memento ink, pixie ink, snowflake stencil, pink, yellow and green cardstock from scrap bin, white card base, stamp is from Prima, Julie Nutting Cling Stamp Merry Nice, snowflakes, pink dots, spellbinders and scallop border punch.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Warmest Christmas Wishes

So I was chatting late this afternoon with my girl Sara and she said have you seen the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown technique challenge? It looks fun! So as we were chatting I went over and took a look. I haven't done a triple time stamping card in a LONG time so we challenged each other to create a card once our kids are in bed. My youngest is sick AGAIN and asked to go to bed at 6:30. So here it is an hour later and I'm posting my card. I also want to send this card in for the Retro Sketch this week and Retro Rubber Challenge Blog (this mug stamp is YEARS old!)

Supplies Used:
Inky Antics Marshmallow Friends stamps, snowflakes are from Tim Holtz and Stampin Up
Momento Ink, Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Copics: Y38, BG10, BG13
Winka Stella Clear
Embellishments, Shimmer white snowflake (dollar store) and gem from CTMH


Elsa and Anna canvas

Our neighbours recently finished their basement and have an AMAZING sound proof play room for their girls! The walls are painted a nice grey, one wall has two coats of GLITTER paint! The oldest girl recently turned 7 and here is what we created for her gift.
Using SVG files from Crafting with Meek, I imported them into Design space and cut out all the pieces needed to make Elsa and Anna. 
Once that was complete I invited my two helpers to the craft area and together they painted the canvas grey and then a coat of teal glitter paint.
I had a hard time choosing a medium to use in the snow flakes but with the help of my friend Sara, we decided to use the BoBunny Gillter paste (Silver) I cut out a mask using  white scrap paper to cover the girls

Here are the finished canvasses. And now my girl is begging for two of her own
but she would like both Elsa's. lol.

coffee mugs

Oh how I love my cricut! I was able to create these personalized mugs for my hubby and I while we are camping. So often we will walk over to visit someone for coffee and lose or misplace our coffee cups. Now with Mr. and Mrs. Tensen mugs we will always return with ours. I'm hoping they darken a touch when they are cured in the oven...

I had a hard time getting a good photo. This was one of the best but now I realize it doesn't show the pink heart that replaced the period after Mr. & Mrs.