Friday, July 29, 2011

Blue and White - what a combo!

Happy Friday fellow crafters! I am so happy Friday is here. One of my close childhood friend's just celebrated a birthday and she is having a get together tomorrow, so I had to make her a card. Her favorite color is baby blue. Celebrate The Occasion challenge #23 is to make a card for any occasion using the colors - you guessed it, blue and white! What a match made is crafty heaven, lol. Here's my card:

My friend is a 70's chick at heart so Groovy Times was a no brainer. I chose the dress and cut it and all its layers at 3" and the boots at 2". It is an A2 size card. Base cardstock is a scrap, the white is Recollections and the polka dot is from Echo Park's- Dots & Stripes Candy Shoppe 6X6 pad. My sentiments are from Scrappy Moms' Sweet Somethings (Sweet & Sassy) and Simple Sentiments (Happy Happy Birthday). I stamped using Stampin Up's Night of Navy. I added Star Dust Stickles to the platform of the boots and the hem of the dress and sleeves. I used my I-rock and added bling to the hanger. I had trouble cutting out the hanger on the dress so I added the shadow and it needed something, lol.

So that is my card and I hope my friend likes it. Please check out CTO and play along if you can; you have until Sunday 11:59pm to enter. Have a great weekend.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Monogrammed Bag

Good Morning Crafters! First off, I am the winner for challenge #83 on Cricut Cardz Challenge! I am entered into the drawing for July, YAY!!! I am super excited for my first blog win and so thankful to CCC for their great challenges.

Now on to today's business which is challenge #84. This week's task is to make a monogrammed card using any color and any cartridges you prefer. Now, I did not make a card but a gift bag to hold a gift card. I recently saw a tutorial on More Than Favors of Sarah, from My Pink Cricut on youtube, who made a treat box. You use one 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of cardstock to make it - with no cutting! Folding was a little tricky so I played the video while making it, lol. I recently went to Michael's, which is rare because there are not many in NYC, and Recollections now makes printed cardstock packs. When I saw the turquoise zebra striped print, I knew I had to make a treat box out of it.

Isn't that print fabulous? I also used a black polka dot from another patterned set from Recollections, a black and white, vintage looking set. I cut the print scallop at 3.25" and the white at 3.75" using Mini Monograms. I cut the L from Storybook at 2.5". I used Martha Stewart glitter and my Xyron to bling it out, lol. I colored a white flower with a Bic Mark It marker and used a pearl brad. The other two I used clear rhinestones from Recollections, I believe. I used my crop-a-dile to punch the holes and black ribbon from my stash to secure it.

I chose L because a friend of mine, named Lee, will be celebrating her birthday soon and I can put her gift in this bag. She loves bling and pretty so I immediately thought of her when I decided to make this project. I love how the glitter looks in real life! It is so pretty! So I hope you enjoy and forgive me for bending the rules, lol. The challenge ends Tuesday at Midnight, so you have time to enter. Take care and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pink Stamper Design Team Call!!!

Hello Fellow Crafters! Robyn from My Pink Stamper is having a Design Team call to showcase her awesome stamp sets. I don't have any yet but they are on the top of my when I get extra money I can buy list, lol. I tried in the winter so when the announcement came up, I said, "What the heck?! I'll try again," LOL. The rules are as follows: any project using these colors - orange, green, brown, turquoise and another color (optional) of your choice; it must be made specifically for this call and you have to have a blog for at least three months.  There are other rules that you can read on her site. Here is my card:

Card Base: 5.5" square card base with layers of 5.25" and 5".
Cartridge: Groovy Times. Image and its layers cut out at 4.25".
Paper: Stampin Up (Bermuda Bay, Green Galore), Recollections
Patterned Paper: Echo Park, A Walk in the Park; DCWV Citrus Stack
Ink: Ranger Distressed Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade
ETC: Irock gem and tool for eye; turquoise stickles for wing; buttons from
 my stash.  Ribbon is also from my stash. Stampin Up dimensionals.

I love the colors of this card! I just got Groovy Times and when I saw this image, I knew it would be perfect for the color scheme of this challenge. I used patterned paper to give detail to the image. I love A Walk in the Park paper pack so I used it in the image and for the 5" matte of the card base. I inked the edges of it with the Spiced Marmalade. The yellow in the card is patterned paper from the Citrus stack and I inked the edges with Mustard Seed. The brown in the card is a metallic brown from Recollections that is so pretty in person. I wish it had shown up more. It was pretty easy to make except for gluing all the layers for the image together. Totally worth it though. 

Thanks for looking and all the support in your wonderful comments. I appreciate it! I hope I am picked but creating is the best part of it and that's what counts! Have a great day!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CCC #83

Hello crafters! I know, I know - I've fallen of the crafting wagon again, lol. At least a full month hasn't gone by. I've been enjoying summer with the family. I do keep up with the challenges though and Cricut Cardz Challenge #83 inspired me to make a card. The challenge is to make a card for a grandparent using any cartridge or colors you like. I chose Cindy Loo.

Recipe: Base is 4.25 by 5.50 using white Recollections cardstock. I cut Frame 12 from Cindy Loo at 3.5" out of sage Shadow by Stampin Up. I cut the flourish out of Pretty in Pink. I used my white gel pen on the frame and Cotton Candy Stickles on the flourish. I cut patterned cardstock from DCWV's Luxury Stack at 4 X 5.25. I placed the frame where I wanted it to be on the patterned CS and cut out a rectangle using an Exacto knife so the white could show through. I punched out butterflies using a Martha Stewart punch on the cut out rectangle and used the same Stickles to make their flight swirl (not sure what you call it so I am going with flight swirl, lol). I stamped Happy Birthday from a Paper Studio stamp set.

Super simple card but I think it turned out pretty and my grandmother would love it. I think the older generation sometimes prefer simple over bells and whistles. So that is my card. Please check out the challenge; you have until Tuesday, 7/19 midnight to get your project in. Enjoy!