Monday, May 25, 2015

Melonheadz, Flowers Challenge

Welcome to the new challenge at Melonheadz Friends. Easy one to play along with. Hope you will join me and my Melonheadz Teamies for this Flowers Challenge!

Here is my card, using the tissue flowers from Cinco de Mayo (part 1). Thanks for looking!



Melonheadz, Cinco de Mayo (pt1) digital images
My Creative Time, Floral Sentiments stamp set
Various leaf dies and punches
Doodlebug bling for flower centers
Clear embossing, copic markers, pattern paper scraps, foam tape

Sunday, May 24, 2015

My Favorite Things, Sketch 229

Here is my version of this week's sketch at My Favorite Things Card Challenge blog. It is also my first attempt at stamping and foiling, which I'm pleased with for the most part. I'll have to play around a little more with foiling sentiments though, as you can see. Overall, I like how my first project turned out. :)

 The sketch:


I used the diagonal stitched rectangle frames, blueprints 22, and you gnome me stamp set by My Favorite Things (links below).

Here's a closer view of the disappointing result of foiling the sentiment. The triangle background is from the geo borders stamps by My Creative Time. I will have to do some practicing to find the right type of sentiment to use next time.

If you're interested in checking out stamping and foiling techniques, check out this video by Jennifer McGuire. Thanks for coming by today! :) Hope you are enjoying a pleasant long weekend.

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Blueprints22 (heart)
My Favorite Things, Diagonal Stitched Rectangles
My Favorite Things, You Gnome Me stamp set
My Creative Time, Geo borders stamp set
Quickutz triangle die
Thermoweb Gold Deco Foil
Laminater, embossing powder, gold cardstock, foam tape

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's a wedding challenge

This week's prompt at CAS*ology is WEDDING. Here's my attempt at a wedding themed card. I apologize for the crappy photography; it's not easy getting a good shot of super shiny silver paper! For what it's worth.....

I used three stamp sets from My Creative Time for my card; silver embossing powder, silver cardstock, and My Mind's Eye, Meadowlark 6x6 paper pad.



The heart stamps are from the Puffy Hearts Just for you stamp set. Pretty border from Build a Post Card, and the sentiment from Fun Gift Pocket Sentiments.

Thanks for coming by the studio! :) 

Product List:
My Creative Time, Puffy Hearts Just For You
My Creative Time, Build a Post Card
My Creative Time, Fun Gift Pocket Sentiments
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames
My Mind's Eye, Meadowlark 6x6 Paper Pad
Circle die, silver embossing powder

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge


It's Anything Goes time with Paper Smooches, SPARKS blog challenge. I used the Bee Mine stamps and dies, and made a beehive shaker. In addition, I put the chubby bee on an action wobble! Lots of fun going on in this one card. Also, the sentiment is from another Paper Smooches set, Cyber Cafe.




Here's a little closer view of the beehive shaker and bee. I colored the bee with copic markers and, while it doesn't show in the photo, I colored the wings with Wink of Stella glitter pen. The tree branch is a stamp by My Creative Time.

He wobbles! :)


Product List:
Paper Smooches, Bee Mine
Paper Smooches, Cyber Cafe
My Creative Time, Birthday Buddies
Copic markers, Wink of Stella, foam tape, action wobble, sequins

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A 'sort of' graduation card


Grandboy, Feliciano, is moving on to 5th grade next year. :) His school is K-4th grade so they won't be having a "real" graduation, but will celebrate with a "moving on" party for his class. I thought this adorable owl by Kadoodle Bug Designs was the perfect little guy for his card. Isn't he the cutest!? Not only can you pick up this file for free, yeah, I said, FREE! but right now EVERYTHING on the website is $1.00 during the GRADUATION SALE! Go pick up some of the cutest svgs around....after you leave a comment here of course! ;) Have fun shopping!


I used stickles to add sparkle to the tassle, glossy accents for the eyes, and copic markers to enhance the shading a bit. And what 4th going into 5th grader wouldn't like gold stars! :) Star dies and sentiment by My Creative Time.

Super love adding dimension using, what else, foam tape! Thanks for coming by the studio.

Monday, May 18, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 21

Hello Monday crafters. I have a new color combo for you today....first, though, I don't know how to get rid of the shadow behind the card that is making the wall look purple!! Weird. But anyway, here is my card and all the lovely details. (See image at the end of this post for color chart.)

I decided to use kraft for my card base. This seemed to make the pretty pink tones pop, I think. And you know how much I love pink, if you know me AT ALL! LOL The banners are all from the My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags STAX die set. The cross-stitched edge circle is also by My Favorite Things, as are the leaf branch and sentiment. 

The bird, which I cut from gold foil cardstock, is from the Teresa Collins Cricut Cartridge, December 25th. It comes with a holly branch, but I snipped that part off to use with this leaf branch instead.


Product List:
My Favorite Things, Cross Stitched Edge Circle dies
My Favorite Things, Fishtail Flags STAX dies
My Favorite Things, Pretty Poppies stamp set
My Favorite Things, Wild Greenery leaf dies
My Favorite Things, Pink Lemonade cardstock
Cricut Cartridge, December 25th - finch
Gold cardstock, Bazzill Swiss dot cardstock, foam tape

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Clean and Simple challenge - music


This week's challenge theme at CASology is music. Here is my card using Lawn Fawn's musical notes border stamp; and hearts and sentiment by My Creative Time.















Product List:
Lawn Fawn, Teeny Tiny Backdrops
My Creative Time, Lots of Love , Stitched Layering Heart dies
My Favorite Things, Fishtail Flags STAX dies, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad, Pink Lemonade cardstock

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge

This one is for the Anything Goes challenge. I've used the sweet mama and baby elephant from A Little Lovin' stamps and coordinating dies by Paper Smooches. I hope you like!





Join this challenge here

Product List:
Paper Smooches, A Little Lovin' stamps and dies
Rectangle frame dies by My Creative Time
Hearts border stamp by Technique Tuesday
Pattern paper scraps from my stash
Copic markers, clear embossing powder, foam tape, sheer ribbon

My Favorite Things, Sketch Challenge 228

The new sketch challenge is up on the Card Challenges blog for My Favorite Things {see sketch image below} For my card, I turned the sketch on its side, and used the adorable new Birdie Brown farm themed stamps and dies. So super cute!!!


I've got a lot of practice to do with my coloring, but it's fun and I love doing it, and that counts, right? There is plenty of time left to join this new challenge if you want to play along. Also, there is a link-up on the blog {I've also included a link to the blog for you above and below.}

Thanks for looking. :)
Card Challenges












Product List:
My Favorite Things, Blueprints 22
My Favorite Things, BB Green Pastures
My Favorite Things, BB The Whole Herd stamps
My Favorite Things, BB The Whole Herd dies
My Favorite Things, Cross-stitch Circle STAX
My Favorite Things, Black Licorice Hybrid ink pad
Copic markers, foam tape, clear embossing powder

Monday, May 11, 2015

All About the Kids challenge at Melonheadz Friends!

It's time for a new challenge at Melonheadz Friends. This time it's All About Kids! Won't you join me and my teamies for this fun challenge!

I used the Kidlettes3 set for my adorable little girl. She reminds me of my grandgirl, Mila, who happens to be having a birthday this month.





Thanks for coming by. Hope you will come and play with us!

Melonheadz Illustrating, Kidlettes-3 digi set
Pattern Papers, My Mind's Eye, My Girl 6x6 paper pad
Sentiment stamp and flag banner, My Favorite Things
Rectangle dies, My Favorite Things and My Creative Time

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Oink, oink - that's pig for happy birthday! ;)

Had to share this card using the adorable Cutie Katoodles Girl Piggy svg cut by Kadoodle Bug Designs! If you are a blog follower (and if you aren't, why not?! ;) ) you know how I love polka dots and pink. So it seemed only fitting I would use pink polka dot paper for the sweet piggy.

Because it's a birthday card, I altered her just a tiny bit by trading her ear of corn for a present, and her hair bow is replaced by a party hat, from the Yummy Beary Bear set.



Thanks for visiting the studio! Sorry for my absence of late. Been working on a really big project that I hope to be sharing in the next couple of weeks.

Other products used in this project:
Simple Stories, I ♥ Summer 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn, Let's Polka 6x6 paper pad
Rectangle dies by My Creative Time and My Favorite Things
Sentiment stamps by My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn
Foam tape, clear embossing powder, glossy accents,
Sakura white gelly roll pen, Copic markers

Monday, April 27, 2015

Melonheadz Design Team

Happy Monday and welcome to the latest Melonheadz Challenge. Please join me and the rest of the Design Team for "Add Sparkle!" Who doesn't love sparkle!??

First up is my people shaped card. I so relate to this girl, especially on a Monday, amirite!?? LOL This image is a freebie file from a few years ago. I just love her! She isn't exactly sparkly, but her coffee cup is!


While you can't see it in the images, I also used clear glitter Wink of Stella in her hair and on her bunny slipper ears. It's very cute, sorry I wasn't able to capture it here. I used my Cricut Explore to make the card, welding two images back to back, mirroring one of them. I cut the colored image separately and slightly smaller, then adhered it to the front of the card.

My inside message is made using three stamp sets; Verve stamps, Better With You (coffee ring stain) and My Creative Time, Family is Everything and All You Need is Coffee to create my one of a kind sentiment.

I didn't stop there though! I have another project for you today as well. A scrapbook page! Been so long since I did a layout and I really enjoyed putting this one together. I used the Little Miss Kindergarten Cinco de Mayo Part 1 bundle. Notice the touches of stickles on the banner, maracas, sombrero and salsa set. Love that stuff for adding just a bit of sparkle! Nikki's images are so adorable and embellishing them is only part of the fun. I can't wait to add pics to my scrapbook page.


I love the cute title, and added the little sombrero for extra fun.

The super cute banner and maracas are also part of this colorful digi set...

.....as are the bowls of chips and salsa. Cute cute cute!! All images are printed in color and stickles accents added.

Thanks for coming to the studio today. I hope you'll join me and the team for this fun challenge! Be sure to visit the Melonheadz Etsy Shoppe for tons and tons of fun digi images to play with!!

Additional Products Used:
Various stamps by Stampers Anonymous, Bo Bunny, Jaded Blossom
Flag dies by My Favorite Things
Foam tape, Stickles
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