Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Single Layer cards with the Sisterhood of Crafters

Hey everyone!  There is another challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. This one was hard for me at first.  I ended up surprising myself and falling in love with the finished product. 

The challenge is to make a card with only one layer.  I always add paper or something so I was stumped at first. I used the Tiny Tag card from the Silhouette store and I stamped it with the Bear from Craftin' Desert Divas. To color it in I used my Spectrum Noir markers.  I found the perfect matching paper for it!!  It is really tiny but I think it packs a punch! lol  These would make a cute gift or attached to gifts as a little thank you.

I hope you play along with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.!  Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Picture perfect!

Hey y'all!  I recently bought the newly released stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas called Capture the Good Times. I loved the sentiments in this set and knew they would be perfect for albums, journaling as well as cards.  I thought I would challenge myself to make a bunch of projects using the same stamp set.  I thought I would share them with you all.  

Here is the first batch of ones I made.

First I made this photo cube with a picture that was taken of me and my girls by Hannah Westbrook photography. I thought the sentiment was perfect for it.

When I saw the next sentiment the first thing that popped into my head was to use a negative of the Sizzix die cut I used for the photo block.  I made this card completely out of scraps.  It was fun! lol

Next I made a camera album using the Camera shaped album by Lori Whitlock.  I changed things a bit to have it the way I wanted it.  The paper I used is by My Minds Eye called Lost & Found TWO.  I tried to show the pages inside since the papers were so pretty.  I added extra pages for a total of 20 pictures.  I also doubled up the pages so they are nice and sturdy.  Then added some ribbon and a camera charm for that extra pizazz.  

Craftin' Desert Divas is having a Linky party as well as a Facebook Gallery challenge.  Both have fantastic prizes so I am entering these into both.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Playing along with Craftin' Desert Divas Linky Party

I saw the current linky party over at Craftin' Desert Divas blog and decided to play along.  Well truth be told I was set on cleaning and while I was cleaning I found some summer papers that made me stop and say out loud "these would go perfect with the new CDD bears"!  Needless to say my ADHD kicked in and I threw the cleaning to the curb and crafting away I went!! Cleaning really is under-rated

These bears were just the cutest!! I fell in love with them.  The set is called GOTTA WEAR SHADES.  The little bear looked like it was waving so I paired it with the Hello sentiment from SAY IT BIG.  The papers are from Echo Parks Summer Bliss. I colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers then added some Glossy Accents to the eye glasses and the flower as well as some Stickles on the water.

I am linking this up to their sketch linky party which ends this weekend I believe.  Okay off to find something else to color!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Favorite Color Combo

Good morning everyone!  It is a great day with a new challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.  The challenge is to make a project using your favorite color.  I think it is funny how your tastes change with time.  I used to love very plain basic neutral colors.  Now I am all about the bold and beautiful!  I got this paper pad and started to use it to make a project for a friend.  I have not been able to get enough of the teal and the orange together.  I would of never looked twice at those colors but now I LOVE them!  

The stamp set I used was from Craftin' Desert Divas new release called SAY IT BIG.  Love those sentiments and I gotta say when I got it in the mail they were so much nicer than they looked on the screen.  LOVE THEM!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Star Wars card

Good afternoon everyone!  We have a birthday party to go to today and he loves Star Wars so I came up with this to attach to his gift. 

I used a Tag Gift card holder by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette store and enlarged it to a nice size.  I wanted it to stick out on my gift bag.  I used Yoda from Too Cute By Jessica's GALACTIC PALS set.  The sentiment I used came from Peachy Keens PKSC-30 June 2014 Stamp of the month set.  I thought the face from PK-1357 Sweet on You Face Assortment set would look adorable for Yoda so I went for it!  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to add a bit of color to his face. I changed the insert and took out the little notches that would normally hold the gift card and added a base to it.  I will have my girls fill it out before they give it to him.  I tucked in the ribbon behind the card just for the photo but I will have that tied around the gift bag.  All the paper came from WE R's Hip Hip hooray line.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Choooo- Choooo All Aboard!

Hi everyone!  Do you have or know of a little boy who loves his little blue engine? 

I just finished this album to hold pictures of my son and his favorite Thomas trains. I was so happy when I saw this file because I bought Thomas the Tank Engine paper years and years ago waiting for the perfect time to make a layout or album for his pictures.

 The file is called Funny Trains and can be found  HERE at Too Cute By Jessica.  There is a sale right now and the file would only be $1.13 (with current sale)!! I am not sure when sale ends.  


My beloved Peachy Keen Stamps came to the rescue with their 4" face stamps.  I made the album large so I could make it big enough to hold 4x6 photos and lots of other goodies.  Didn't realize I made it so big for the face stamp that I picked out to fit!! I have a bad habit of doing that.  But I remembered I had my 4" PKS stamps and let out a sigh of relief.  I used PK-490-3 Everyday Character 4" face stamps for the face of the train.  Kinda like a smarty pants smirk which pretty much sums up my son! lol  He was full of energy and love! I think this would also make a great gift!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Die-Cuts and Punches

Good morning everyone!  I am happy to be hosting a challenge over at the 
Sisterhood of Crafters for the next two weeks.  The challenge is to use Die-Cuts or Punches.  I have to say once I started looking at my stash the ideas kept rolling in.  It was hard to decide on one.  What I love about using punches or die cuts is the fact it makes it a great way to use up your scraps. 

I found some scraps from a project I made recently and came up with this tag.  Everything (including paper and ribbon) on this project was made from leftovers and scraps.  The paper was from MY Mind's Eye Kate & Co. and the sentiment was from PaperTrey Ink.

I punched out several butterflies to fill the scrap size of paper that I was using.  I popped up a couple of the butterflies to give it some dimension. Then I darkened up the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo.

 These are the punches that I used.

I sure hope you stop on by and craft along with us at the Sisterhood.

Happy Crafting!