Monday, May 23, 2016

Melonheadz Friends: Twine/Ribbon/Lace Challenge

Welcome to the newest challenge at Melonheadz Friends! This week we are using twine, ribbon, or lace. This adorable fisherman with his pole and creel (basket) are from the "Gone Fishin" digi set by Melonheadz. My card is probably not what you would expect for this one -- I chose to use twine. Can you see it?!

I added twine to the fishing pole just for fun. :)

Here's a closer view.

My husband told me this card could get him in trouble if anyone thinks he is actually bringing home's catch and release at his fishing hole. LOL I cut these cute little fish from a stamp and added wink of stella and glossy accents before putting them into the fishing creel. ;)

Thanks for coming by. I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge!

Other products used:
My Favorite Things, Warm and Fuzzy Friends stamps and dies (fish, sign)
My Favorite Things, BB Sunflower Sweetheart (sentiment and grass)
My Favorite Things, Blueprints9 (ticket die)
Pattern papers by Colorbok
Wink of Stella glitter pen, glossy accents, copic markers, twine

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My Favorite Things, Color Challenge #45

Super fun color combo with My Favorite Things this week (see link at the end of this post). I used the new Snuggle Bunnies release bunny and teddy. Adorbs!

After coloring, I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. I love the look it gives plus it makes the die cuts even more sturdy.

The sentiment is also from the Snuggle Bunnies set.

Card Challenges Blog
Products List:
My Favorite Things, Snuggle Bunnies stamps and dies sets (sold separately)
My Favorite Things, Somebunny stamps and dies sets (sold separately)
My Favorite Things, Jungle Friends card kit (wavy border die)
My Favorite Things, Sunny skies die
My Favorite Things, Plaid Patterns 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Gumdrop Green cardstock
Copic markers

Monday, May 16, 2016

"Thanks for feeding us" card

Used My Favorite Things stamps and dies to make this thank you card. :)

I thought this little "get in my belly" kitty was the perfect choice for a "thanks for feeding us" note. LOL!

Products list:
My Favorite Things, BB Cool Cat stamp set
My Favorite Things, BB Cool Cat die set
My Favorite Things, BB I Knead You stamp set (fish and fish bones)
My Favorite Things, BB Mon Cheri stamp set (sentiment)
My Favorite Things, Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX dies
Pattern paper, Lawn Fawn 6x6 Let's Polka paper pad
Copic markers

Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch #280

Happy Monday, and welcome to the studio where I have been back to creating. It's been too long since I've felt up to crafting again, but dang, the fibro takes it out of me and the dreary weather doesn't help. Keeping my fingers crossed for more good days than bad! :) Check out details for this challenge at My Favorite Things Card Challenges blog.

Today's card is for the My Favorite Things, Sketch Challenge #280. The plaid and polka dot papers are by My Favorite Things, as well as the stamps and dies I used.

This adorable little girl is from the Birdie Brown set for MFT called Sunflower Sweetheart. I also used the coordinating dies for the stamp set.

Current Sketch

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Plaid Patterns 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Dots and Stripes Sorbet, 6x6 paper pad
My Favorite Things, Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set
My Favorite Things, Sunflower Sweetheart coordinating die set
My Favorite Things, Blueprints #14
Copic markers, foam tape, orange cardstock scrap

Monday, May 09, 2016

My Favorite Things, Sketch #279

Using the adorable Warm and Fuzzy Friends set by My Favorite Things, here is this week's sketch challenge.

This set is so cute. I think it's time I dug out camping pics from years ago so I can use these pieces on scrapbook pages!

MFT Card Challenges

My Favorite Things, Warm and Fuzzy Friends, stamps and dies sets
My Favorite Things, Jumbo flag stax
My Favorite Things, Ewe are the Best stamp set
My Favorite Things, Primitive Cream cardstock
My Creative Time, Stitched rectangle frames
Copics, foam tape, pattern paper scraps

Melonheadz Friends - Add sparkle challenge

The new challenge is up at Melonheadz Friends. This week's theme is "Add Sparkle" - how fun is this?! Who doesn't love sparkle, right!

Here's my card using the adorable freebie image If the Shoe Fits. So cute!

Lots of sparkle on this adorable little princess. I used stickles for her shiny hair and pretty dress and shoes.

More stickles on the sentiment and hearts, as well as gold stars and hearts for even more shine.

Inside message:

Thanks for joining me today. You have two weeks to get your sparkle on and join me and the rest of the Melonheadz team for this challenge. You could be the lucky winner of super sweet digi images by Melonheadz Illustrating (<---- everything="" in="" nbsp="" p="" see="" store="" the="">
Melonheadz Illustrating freebie image
My Creative Time, doily die
My Creative Time, Girls' Night Out (princess)
My Favorite Things, poppies (happy birthday)

Friday, April 29, 2016

OCC Day 4, Clear & Sheer

Today's project is something new for me. I've never made an acetate card before but I think I may have to do this more often! This is so much fun. I've used a design by Jennifer McGuire for today's card. Check out how fun to emboss on acetate!

First, let me say I had no acetate cards so I had to improvise. Sizzix cutting pad packaging to the rescue! I cut the piece to size with an x-acto knife and, yes, it is a full A2 size card. And the embossing came out so nicely!

Better look at the heat embossing and glossy accents.

Thank you for checking out today's project. I hope you'll be inspired to use acetate or vellum on your next card, and maybe even sign up for this class. You can find it here at Online Card Classes.

Sizzix packaging
Spellbinders M-bossibilities, EL-022 embossing folder
Bazzill cardstock
Quickutz circle dies
Love You die by Technique Tuesday
Hearts by My Creative Time
Clear embossing powder, glossy accents, enamel dots

Thursday, April 28, 2016

OCC Day 3, Clear & Sheer

This week has flown by! Here we are on our third day of class already. Today we are working with clear acetate. I LOVE working with this medium!! I used Debby Hughes' design as my inspiration today and did this double-tag clear card.

I love the multi layers created by doubling the tag and placing some of the elements on the one behind. This gives it dimension without having to use foam tape or bulky embellishments.

I cut two each of all the elements, one to color, and one without the stamp or coloring. After coloring the stamped set of images, I used the plain white to adhere to the back of each piece so the back of the clear card is clean and no adhesive is showing.

Thanks for coming by today. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another episode of OCC, Clear and Sheer! :)

My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents stamps
My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents coordinating dies
My Creative Time, banner die
Quickutz, tag die
Clear acetate, copic markers, twine

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

OCC Day 2, Clear & Sheer

Hello! It's Day 2 of Online Card Class, Clear and Sheer. My card today is a Jennifer McGuire design I've changed up just a bit. I love coloring the vellum - which is so easy to do with just an ink pad and dry cloth.

Here you can see how beautifully vellum can be heat embossed.

Thanks again for coming by to see my class homework. Remember, you can register for any of the Online Card Classes at any time, so if this is one you'd like to try, you can still sign up.

My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings sentiment 'happy'
My Creative Time, Mom flower stamp
My Favorite Things, Written in Watercolor 'birthday' sentiment stamp
White embossing powder, platinum embossing powder, sequins, enamel dots

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OCC Day 1, Clear & Sheer

Good morning and welcome to Day 1 of Online Card Classes, Clear and Sheer. For this class we'll be working with vellum and acetate. I love working with these awesome products so this class should be lots of fun!

My first project is a Mother's Day card using vellum as an accent. I've heat embossed the sentiment as well as coordinating design to the background of the card, as well as backing the tag with a coordinating accent background piece. Much simpler than it sounds in that one long sentence! Hahaha!!

For the background, I heat embossed and water colored these gorgeous flowers by My Creative Time. My mom's favorite color is blue, so I used blue as my main color. I love how it looks and I think she will too.

Thanks for looking. Be sure to check back each day this week for more projects using vellum and acetate.

My Creative Time, Just Because stamp and die set (flowers)
My Creative Time, Mom, You Rock sentiment stamp set
My Creative Time, Rectangle frames
My Favorite Things, Tag Builder Blueprints #4
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint
Twine, sequins, white embossing powder

Monday, April 25, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, Pastels

Hey digi addicts! It's time for the new challenge with me and the Melonheadz Friends design team. This week we are using pastel colors. So get out the pencils, markers, paints, inks or whatever your favorite medium for coloring, and join us!

I used this sweet little girl(4) from the Bobbleheadz2 set. I added glasses using a stamp by My Creative Time. My oldest two grand girls both wear glasses so I thought these would be appropriate. I can't even believe how perfectly the stamp fits her face. {clap, clap!!!}

The little tags are by Technique Tuesday with letter stamps by My Creative Time. And the matted banner flag is by My Favorite Things with sentiment stamps by Paper Smooches.

Join us at Melonheadz Friends for this challenge and you could win a hand drawn digi set by my talented friend and owner of Melonheadz Illustrating, NikkiC!!

Product List:
My Creative Time, Alpha 1, Alpha 3 from Alpha Pack stamp set, glasses Here's Lookin at You
My Favorite Things, Jumbo Fishtail Banner dies
Technique Tuesday, Mini tag die
Paper Smooches, Slang Gang stamp set
Copic markers, glossy accents (glasses lenses), foam tape, jute twine

Monday, April 11, 2016

Melonheadz Friends, Girly

Well. With FIVE grandgirls and a pink craft room, girly is always a fun theme for me!

For today's project, I made this bookmark for my littlest grandgirl, Emmy. This image is not available to the public, though, sorry. It was made specifically for her 4th birthday a few years ago. On her birthday list were lipstick, a sister baby, a zebra, and sparkles! I did my best to get her what she wanted. :)

I tried to get a shot with the pretty pink tulle ribbons.

Come join us at Melonheadz Friends for this fun challenge!

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Happy spring!

I know, I's been a while since I've posted. My crafty mojo took a much needed vacation. Hoping it's back now that the weather is turning springy, sunny, and warm.

Today's project is not a card or scrapbook page or anything paper crafty related at all. I was so inspired by a super cute alternative to a spring wreath by Sadie Seasongoods I saw on Hometalk, that I had to make one for myself. The straw bag from the Goodwill coast about $2.50, the flowers at the dollar store were maybe $7, and the cute embellishment on the front is from my crafty stash.

Hope you're enjoying spring weather where you are. I can't believe there is still so much snow happening in parts of the country!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Melonheadz Friends Flowers challenge

This week's challenge is flowers - lots of flowers! Pile them on...layer them on....throw them on! Just use lots of them. :) I used just one flower, from the Monthly Clipart set. Here's my card for this challenge.

After I resized them, I printed two sets so I could layer them. I used foam tape on just a few to add dimension. The sentiment is computer generated using the KG Melonheadz font.

Join us for this challenge and you could win a digi set hand drawn by Nikki Melonheadz herself!


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