Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Craft Us Crazy Love/Remembrance Challenge

The next challenge over at Craft Us Crazy is a theme one (Love/Remembrance) and I'm off schedule so I'll be posting my project later.  I got ahead of myself.  I did want to post and let you know what the challenge is though and to let you know that if you participate in this challenge you will have 3 chances to win.  The Cutting Cafe is our monthly sponsor and has donated a prize for this month.  Also we have two sponsors for this particular theme challenge:  Stamp Fairy and Digis by Phooka!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Graduation Card

Here is a quick card I made tonight using my cricut and some stampin up punches.  I cut the graduation cap from Everyday Paper Dolls and 6 1/2" and 7" for the shadow I believe.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the punches used for the sentiment are both from Stampin Up.  I used the argyle cuttlebug embossing folder and then my white gel pen to add some faux stitching.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Craft Us Crazy & Michelle's Scrapbooking & More

Isn't this the sweetest little ballerina you've ever laid your eyes on?  My coloring didn't do her justice but I did want to share some of the Pixie Cottage stamps as Michelle's Scrapbooking & More is one of our sponsors for this challenge at Craft Us Crazy.  You can get this little cutie called Ballerina Fairy by Alisa Ramirez here.  This is an actual rubber stamp and it is so nicely etched that I get a perfectly full image everytime I stamp it even though it is a really nice size stamp and I'm not the best stamper out there.  The papers I used are from the Basic Grey Euphoria line and those sweet ticket stamps are from Whimsy Stamps and they are called Friendship Ticket Sentiments.  I colored it with the following copics and then went over several areas with my Sakura Clear Star glitter pen.
Can't wait to see what project you make for this challenge!!!  Don't forget there are several chance to win as we have the most generous sponsors!!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Craft Us Crazy Challenge!

The new challenge over at Craft Us Crazy is a challenge to use Something New or Your  Favorite Embellishment.  I decided to do favorite embellishment to use is ribbon.  One of these days I'll get my crafting space cleaned up and I'll take a photo of my ribbon storage....I love ribbon!!!  Anywho....I love to pleat my ribbon as I did on this card and my something new is I took some of my wrinkle ribbon and made a easy....don't know why I didn't try this before.  I love watching all the youtube videos out there where these talented crafters share their techniques and I can't remember who I first saw do this but it definitely isn't my own idea.  All I did was hand stitch a running stitch along the bottom of a piece of seam binding that I glimmer misted and then just pulled and gathered it into the shape I wanted....I then added a button with some baker's twine (2 more of my favorite embellies).  This sweet little happy house image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo....isn't it adorable????  You can find it here.... you can even purchase it already colored!  Digital Delights has graciously sponsored this challenge and the winner will receive 3 images of their choice!  Here is a little bit about Digital Delights:

Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7! In addition we also have a growing range of "Delightful Piecings" which are paper pieced files designed to be used with your cutting machines or for hand cutting.
Fancy a new blog makeover, header or new watermark, then stop by our sister site Delightful Custom blogs.

Also sponsoring this challenge is Michelle's Scrapbooking and More.....can you believe have 2 chances to win!!!  Michelle has graciously donated a $10 gift card to her sure to sign up for her email list as she sends out coupon codes regularly, too!!!  She not only has some AWESOME designs but she also has woonderful prices on "supplies" also!  Here is a little bit about Michelle's Scrapbooking and More:

Can't wait to see your projects!  Here are the copics I used on the card above:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Craft Us Crazy & The Cutting Cafe

Isn't this the cutest little sweetie?!!  Regina Easter over at The Cutting Cafe is our sponsor for Craft Us Crazy for the whole month of May!  This cutie is named Everyday Ruby J and you can purchase her here.  I used some paper I've had in my stash from way back when I first started scrapbooking for this project.  I paper pieced her dress .... yes I actually used my scissors...I know I've almost forgotten how to do that.  I did use my nestabilities to cut out the image bases though.  Here is a little bit about The Cutting Cafe:

Hello my name is Regina Easter. I have 4 wonderful children and an awesome supportive husband. I have for as long as I can remember loved all the aspects of creating things with paper and drawing. So it was only fitting that I decided to open up The Cutting Cafe' and I am loving every bit of this new venture. The Cutting Cafe' offers affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....The Cutting Files also come in the format where you can cut out the files using some of the latest Machine Cutters like the Pazzles Inspiration and Bosskut Gazelle. The Printable Stamps are just that, images that are sent to you through email that you print out using your home printer. After the images are printed out, you can just color them in like you would any other stamped imaged...One great thing about the Printable Stamps and Cutting Files is that you no longer have to worry about finding space to store all of your stamps....You can keep them all in a folder in your computer and use over and over again.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Eagle Scout Centerpieces

Here is one of the centerpieces I made for Ryan's Eagle Court of Honor.  I used my cricut to cut the stars.  You can see that this is after being hauled back and forth as the ribbon around the neck of it is a little skewed but I forgot to take any photos beforehand.  I just take a ball canning jar and filled it with red shredded filler and then added my layered stars, flags and flowers on little skewer sticks.  I printed the emblem off the internet and matted it on blue/white and red ovals and added some gingham ribbon.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Crop Chocolate Echo Park For The Record

You know I do love Echo Park but this For The Record kit is amazing!!!!  I wanted to use so many of the patterns on this LO!  Everything on this page came from the kit except the basic black cardstock.  I did some distressing both with ink and my distress tool to rough up the edges and then I tore some areas and rolled the paper back so you can see the backside....then I took bits of another pattern and tucked it in those areas.  Those cute little "typewriter numbers" are stickers from the kit and take a look at the headers on this green ledger paper
I knew I had to put priceless up there as soon as I saw the paper.   "The news" and the "less" are also from stickers included in this kit.  I can still make tons more projects with the rest of the kit...these EP kits are packed!!!  You can find this kit and much more at Crop Chocolate which is not your typical daily deal site......they change their deal many many times throughout the day so you want to keep this site open!  Plus there is a fun message board where you can find lots of info and ideas....wonderful ladies over there who will watch for things for you if you know there is something particular you want but you are going to be away....they will "hold" it for you and can send it to your shopping cart later if you want.  Be sure to check it out!!!