Saturday, May 23, 2015

HIMCR #200 - Any Holiday

 HIMCR #200 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is Shop Pumpkin Spice!


The giveaway is a special bundle from Shop Pumpkin Spice!


My image and sentiment are from:
I embossed the cat and the sentiment with black embossing powder. I put him on a scrap of orange paper which I adhered to a scrap of black polka dots, there is an Action Wobble on the back of the polka dot panel. I added some Imaginisce Jewels which are sold at Shop Pumpkin Spice.
The card is cut from Bazzill Basics which are also available from Shop Pumpkin Spice.
I added the black and white swirl ribbon from my stash.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Golden Goddess/Sketch N Scrap Challenge

Alicia from Golden Goddess Designs asked me to join her challenge, you need to use 3 of the same embellishment on a layout. Alicia used this sketch from Sketch N Scrap to follow:

This challenge is to celebrate Sketch N Scrap's 3rd Birthday.
I opted to use some of the pictures I took at the recent Route 66 Fun Run held here in Kingman, AZ a couple of weeks ago. I took pictures of a lot of old vehicles including this 1930 - 1940-ish Indian Motorcycle.

I went with 3 buttons for my 3 of the same embellishment.

I am entering this layout into this challenge:

My Arizona Garden with Ewe-N-Me Printables

Back in Michigan I always had some type of garden, but here in NW Arizona the soil is sand and the ground is hard, our backyard is not user friendly, it's a long steep walk on a gravel covered path down to the bottom. Gardening here would take raised beds and more room than our current back yard offers so this is my Arizona Garden.  
I started with this beautiful collage sheet. You get 9 different seed envelopes and you can print them as many times as you need to.

I printed the file onto glossy photo paper then I backed it with a piece of chipboard and cut them out using my paper trimmer. Then I glued wooden sticks onto the backs of the images.

Using an old seed starter set up I had on hand I put a few coats of Mod Podge on the wooden crate and painted the pots off white.

When the Mod Podge dried I stamped images on the ends of the crate with StazOn ink and colored them with markers.

I didn't have anything on hand to fill the pots with so I went out into the yard and collected some of our landscaping rocks. Then I went to town decorating the front of the crate using, buttons, brads (I took off the prongs on the backs and attached them with my hot glue gun) and butterflies I cut and embossed with my Cuttlebug using some of the beautiful papers my kids have sent me from Japan.

Stamps are from:
Flower buttons from: Melissa Frances 


Saturday, May 16, 2015

HIMCR #199 - Button Up!

HIMCR #199 - Button Up!

Sponsor - Pickled Potpourri

Prize is $7.00 Pickled Potpourri Gift Certificate

Make sure to add buttons to your project.

The giveaway is $7 Gift Certificate from Pickled Potpourri!
I was able to get a few scraps out of my stacks and stacks of scraps. I colored the image with colored pencils, added some orange stickles and black Glazed Dimensions. The buttons are from my wooden buttons stash so is the twine. The sentiment is computer generated, printed on vellum and backed with a scrap of cream cardstock. The edges are inked with Peeled Paint by Tom Holtz. I added an Action Wobble behind the snail.
I colored the image with chalk, more scraps from my piles, buttons and ribbon from my stash. I did a mix and match with the sentiment, it is from a different set. This paper is double sided, the red stripes are on the flip side of the blue with red and white flowers.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Bottle Cap Magnets & Rosettes

I really enjoy working with Deena's bottle cap images, if I could my 1" circle punch it would be a lot faster but even without the punch these are very fast to cut out and work with.
Click here to view file. You get 5 different designs, there are 6 rows on the sheet for a total of 30 bottle caps and you can print as many as you need.
All you need to do is cut the images out either with a 1" circle punch or by hand. I inked my edges and used some 3D Crystal Lacquer to adhere the images to the inside of the bottle caps. I added more of the 3D Lacquer on top of the images to give them a bit of a shine. On the backside of the bottle caps I attached a magnet with my hot glue gun.

I also made a rosette and attached a magnet to the backside then I made another rosette without a magnet. Rosettes are very versatile there are so many different things you can use them for. They make great gift "bows" as well as banners, cards, scrapbook pages and my favorite use is to make themed pins with them.
All of these projects are very fast and easy to make, they make great last minute gifts, party favors, etc.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blog Quick Qoutes - Challenge #51

This month's Blog Quick Quotes Challenge is to add a flower or butterfly to your project. I decided on butterflies.

Quick Quotes Products used:
All papers are from Penny's Playground:
Stripped paper - QQP - PP400
Blue under butterflies - QQP - PP200 (flip side)
Polka Dots - QQP - PP100
Other Products used:
5 x 7 white card base
Purple Gingham ribbon
Jewel flower
Foam pads
Cuttlebug - Butterfly die and embossing folders

Entering into this challenge: Blog Quick Quotes - Challenge 51

Saturday, May 9, 2015

HIMCR #198 - Super Scraps Saturday

HIMCR #198 - Super Scraps Saturday

The sponsor is 2 Cute Ink!

The giveaway is 2 images, winner's choice, from 2 Cute Ink!

I got to work with this cute unicorn.

I started with a 5 x 7 card base, to make the background I used a piece of watercolor paper which I dry embossed then I added some color with my gelatos. The thing I have found out about gelatos is, less is better unless you want a very dark, heavy color. After coloring with the gelatos I rubbed the color in with my finger and a wet paint brush.
I colored my image with chalks and cut out with a Spellbinder's circle die, I also backed the image with a piece of chipboard cut with the same die. I put an Action Wobble on the back before attaching to the card.
The sun, cloud and sentiment are all from the Spellbinder's Celebrations set thanks to Alicia at Golden Goddess Designs and a Spellbinder's facebook giveaway, she tagged me, I tagged her and her name was drawn along with mine.
I added a few sequins and a piece of twine.


Friday, May 8, 2015

French Country Prints Planner/Journal

Have you noticed the Planner/Journal trend that has exploded in the paper crafting world? I thought that these Beautiful French Country Print Daisies would make a perfect Planner/Journal with a matching card.
There are 2 total images with this Printable, 1 with a white background and 1 with an antique look background.

I used the white one for the planner/journal and the antique one for the card.
I printed both of the French Country Prints on a piece of 4 x 6 cardstock.
For the Planner/Journal I cut a piece of goldish cardstock, added a piece of chipboard to the back of and covered with another piece of matching cardstock on the inside. I also added a piece of burlap which I frayed. I cut the butterfly with my Cuttlebug and also embossed the top layer which I cut out of a piece of Japanese craft paper that my kids in Tokyo sent me and added a few sequins.
I used my Cinch to bind the planner/journal. Here is a picture of the inside.
For the card I started with a 5 x 7 blank card base, I took 2 scraps of goldish cardstock, taping them together at the center with green and white stripped washi tape. 2 wooden butterflies which I colored with my eBrush and added a couple of jewels to the centers, a few sequins and a piece of green and white twine completed the card.
The edges of the prints have been inked.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

HIMCR - NDS - 5 - Thankful or Thank You

HIMCR - NSD - 5 - Thankful or Thank You

The sponsor is HIMCR!!

We will have two winners!!!
The giveaway is Cricut Space Party Cartridge!
At first I was struggling with this one, I didn't know what I wanted to do or which die cut I wanted to use then I remembered that I had just seen this cut on my Cricut Paper Lace cartridge.

After I decided to go with this cut, it was all very easy. First I welded 2 of the lace shadow cuts to form the card base then I put a blue Cricut Color pen in and after the outline was all drawn on, I replaced the pen with my blade and cut it out.
I was a bit off on my center mark to score the card but I think that the rest of it came out real well.


HIMCR - NSD 4 Color Challenge

HIMCR - NSD 4 - Color Challenge

National Scrapbooking 4th challenge!
These are Stampin Up colors: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Primrose Petals but you can use any brand colors that match.
The sponsor is Sweet N Sassy Stamps!
The giveaway is 3 Sweet N Sassy Stamps images of winner's choice! 
I made a little tag for this challenge.

I cut out the tag using Bazzill Basics and layered a piece of one of the crafting papers my kids sent me from Japan.
The tag was colored with chalks and layered onto the top of the other papers. I added some gold ribbon and jewel flowers from Queen and Co., the twine is also from Queen and Co.

"Let's Go Fly A Kite" from Mary Poppins is one of my all time favorite songs, I printed the words to the chorus on the back of the tag.