Is it ever too early to celebrate a holiday? I think NOT!
This card was made for two reasons. The first being the 8th sketch challenge on Card Patterns.
The second being my submission for Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer contest. We were to use the color purple. I used Amethyst because I really love that color, and it's great for Easter and spring! If you ask my 2 yr. old daughter, she would call it "puhple" and that's her "favowite co-wer)"! Can you tell she can't say her "R's"?! She's so cute! I'm biased, I know! ;D
Anyway, I used Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Mellow Moss. The ribbons are both purple. The tulip is from Terrific Tulips by Stampin' Up! and the butterfly is from Kitchen Sink Stamps 3 Step Butterflies. I haven't used the Butterflies that much, but I've had them on the brain lately in regards to sitting on flowers like I have it here. So, I'm liking how this turned out! My husband said he really liked it too! Bonus points for me!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Is it ever too early to celebrate a holiday? I think NOT!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Hello! For the third week in the MFT Idol Challenge, we were challenged to use Girls Night Out, which is the unreleased Who's That Girl set for April! As a finalist, I received one, along with Build a Bouquet and Going Places, and some really cool paper!
I have been noticing that the finalists continue to go ALL OUT for their projects. So, I thought I would too! Even though I'm just a judge, I still like to compete! So, without further ado, here is my project! The Cafe! I created this, because this was the best way to showcase Girls Night Out!
This first photo is just an overall view of the cafe. I really tried to get that darn roof on right. That's the only bad thing about this. I hope it's not a drawback. But, I wanted to show that this really is 3-D. I had a box laying around that wasn't being used, and I thought it would work perfectly as a cafe!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Another week, another sketch! You can go HERE to view the sketch of the week at Card Patterns. This sketch was a little difficult for me, but I prevailed!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Hello! This fun piggy card was made for the MFT (My Favorite Things) Idol Contest. This is the second week, and the challenge this week was to make something using the masking technique. I do some masking, but I don't really think about it often. As it's not a technique I use a lot. So, it was kind of hard to come up with a good masking card! I decided to use Punny Farm for the main image, and do something with the piggies! I masked the white and gray pig, but ended up popping up the blush blossom and regal rose pigs, so can we say I did reverse masking??? Would it still qualify?! I also did masking on the clouds. This is one of my all time favorite thing to mask, are the clouds! And I'm always losing my clouds, so I'm always drawing new ones! But, that's good, then all my cards with clouds aren't the same! I actually used the cloud with the sentiment as my masking cloud. I also drew my picket fence. I was talking to one of my friends, Justine, the other day and we were discussing the different types of punches that Martha Stewart sells, and I didn't know that she made a picket fence punch! How cool! Well, I went shopping at Michael's this week and found the picket fence. I was SO tempted to buy it, but, I can draw one and it won't cost me $14.99! Plus, I was away at a scrapbooking weekend, and I really didn't want to drive anywhere just for a punch! So, this worked out!
The mud puddles are actually the rug from Let's Hear It For the Boys! The sentiment is from Can Ya Dig It?! The "ivy" on the fence posts is from a small plant in the It's a Jungle Out There set. And the piggies are from Punny Farm.
Thanks for stopping by!
Now that spring is really on it's way, it IS going to be fun to get dirty!!!!
I can't wait to start planting some flowers!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Well I am sad to say that America has voted me off MFT Idol. But don't fret! I'm still going to participate, just in the losers bracket. Because there are going to be some twists to this contest!
So, stay tuned!!!
I would like to thank all who voted for me! I greatly appreciate your support!!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Hey there! Here is my first challenge submission for the MFT Idol contest! There are some really great projects already posted on the thread, so I'm in for a tough competition!!!
The theme for this challenge was "Celebrate!" So, I wanted to create a party scene to celebrate! The stair step fold card was the best way for me to portray that scene.
There are 8 MFT sets being used to create this awesome scene! The flowers are from MFT as well.
If you are a member of Splitcoaststampers, go over to the MFT Forum tonight at 10pm and all day Wednesday til 10pm ESTand vote in the Poll Thread!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Hello! I made this card today for the 5th sketch challenge on Card Patterns. You can find it at http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com. I kind of went abstract with the sketch, but tried to stay A LITTLE within the lines! After perusing my A-E stamp book, I came across Ms. Bubble Queen, and thought that with the two circles on the sketch, that this would be perfect with bubbles all around her! I really wish my camera could take better pictures, but nothing can capture real life! The bubbles just sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds! For the scallops on the first layer, and underneath the bubbles, that is actually a metal sheet. Since I was using metal, I couldn't use anything but scissors to cut through it. So, that's why the circles aren't perfect. I apologize!
Take a bubble bath today!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I recently came across a thread in the MFT Forum on Splitcoast that they are having a contest for the MFT Idol! So, I wanted to make something completely out of the box. I think this did it! I used 3 different sets: And Then I Said, Here's the Scoop, and Icing On the Cake. (Because we were only allowed to use MFT stamps). Not a problem for me, as I have collected quite a few! LOL! I was coloring the girl in from And Then I Said, and when I got to the tank top, I thought, if I kept this white, it could be an apron, and then my mind started going, and I came up with the ice cream shop! Something completely different. I didn't want to come up with something that someone else had thought of first. As far as I could tell, anyway! The only thing I took from someone was "cutting" the girl's hair, which the idea came from Melanie Muenchinger. So, thank you Melanie!!!! Fabulous idea!!!!
Hope you like it!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
These 12 bag toppers are for a friend of mine who commissioned me to make for her to give away as gifts. These were fun to make! She's going to put tealights in a cellophane bag, and then top with one of these! Instant gifts!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This card was made for the weekly Card Patterns sketch challenge. I thought that this little cowboy would be perfect in the little oval. So, I used the cowboy as my main inspiration. I used the star paper as inspiration for the stars down the card. And since my son is all about being the sherriff, and always getting the bad guys, this card is for him!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Over at AllyScraps, their next card challenge is to make a birthday card because today is Dr. Suess' birthday, and the challenging part is to put a rhyme on your card! I paged through my stamaps, and I came across Give Thanks (SU!) and saw the apples in the bucket. And I thought of one of my favorite Dr. Suess books "Ten Apples Up On Top". So, I thought I would do that. And then I realized that apples wouldn't make sense for a birthday card. But, what about candles?! So, I stamped and cut out some candles, and you can see them on the second picture as you withdraw the cardstock behind the frog! Just thought it would be kind of cute to see how many candles there might be! Anyway, my rhyme says: Do the birthday hop! How many candles are up on top?! So, it's kind of mirroring that book. Oh, I just remembered that I forgot to put googly eyes on the frog. I'll do that before I give it away. I may save it for either my grandfather who just turned 80, or my husband who's birthday is later this month. We'll see what else I can come up with!
I was recently commissioned to make baby shower invitations. The theme in the nursery is rainforesty/jungleesque type. So, I grabbed a baby set, a Hawaiian set, It's a Jungle Out There by MFT and Pocket Fun from SU!. I can't remember what the Hawaiian set's name is. It has Aloha in there and a surfboard. Anyway, I wanted to capture the green that is rampant in this theme. So, I chose Gable Green and Green Galore and then added my animals!
I used my largest circle and scalloped circles nestibilities to create this window.