Saturday, March 21, 2015

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #49

I had a lot of fun with this, it was a bit of a challenge. I started with this old wooden planter box, the green pots came with it. I have 2 of these and they have been sitting in my craft room for a few months while I wondered what I should make with them until I came across this month's Quick Quotes Challenge.


I used some stamps on the sides, this is my first attempt at stamping and coloring on wood and my markers ran a bit. I tied to do a repair but I couldn't get the running problem to stop.


Quick Quotes products used:

All of the papers are: "Designed by Joy" - except for some of the leaves, most of the leaves were made out of scraps I have laying around.
Patsy's Paradise - QQP _ PA200
Sweet Inspirations - QQP - SI100
Sweet Inspirations - QQP - SI300
Good Times - QQP - GT300
Sweet Inspirations - QQP - SI600
The rub on, in the middle is also from Quick Quotes

Other products used:
Wooden flower pot crate
Heartfelt Creations - Daisy Patch stamp and die sets
StazOn ink pad
ek tools - dimensional flower punch - carnation
Plum Purdy products - Bee Hive & Bees, Birds & Blooms, Bird House Stamps
Brads, ribbon
McGill flower shaping pad and tools
Wood sticks
Green paint
Flower gems

I cut the flowers using the Heartfelt Creations dies, shaped and assembled them. I painted the wooden sticks green then added my flowers and leaves.

Entering into this challenge:

Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #49

Friday, March 20, 2015

Retro Valentine Cards

This week I had the pleasure to work with this darling Easter Cutout Printable.
You get 8 different images on the sheet. I decided that some accordion cards would be a great way to use them.
These are quick and easy to make and it didn't take very long to make them.
Both of the cards measure 4" tall x 12" across, I scored them every 3 inches giving me 4 folds to work with.
After printing out the file, I adhered the entire sheet to a piece of very thin chipboard then cut out each image and inked the edges.
The printed layers behind the images all measure 3 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" wide except for the first and last panels on the second card, those are 3 1/4" tall x 2 3/4" wide.
On the first card I added a sequin topped by a pearl on each corner and a Melissa Frances wooden butterfly sprayed with my eBrush. The second card has a jewel in each corner and a purple butterfly that I added a few pearls to.
I eBrushed some white cardstock with pink and purple Spectrum Noir markers for the second card.
You can tie them closed with just about anything, ribbon, twine, etc. I used some fluffy string that I have had for several years.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

HIMCR #191 - Super Scraps Saturday

HIMCR #191 - Super Scraps Saturday!
Just use Scraps!

The sponsor is Shop Pumpkin Spice!
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I made this card for my son's upcoming birthday.
Bazzill Basics from Shop Pumpkin Spice
Printed cardstock (mine came from the above mentioned son)
Imaginisce jewel setter and jewels from Shop Pumpkin Spice
Ribbon from my stash
Spellbinder's scalloped circle dies
Sentiment was cut with my Cuttlebug and a Cuttlebug die
I wanted to, "Happy Birthday" in Japanese on it but my printer died so I used the ribbon and die cut sentiment.

Friday, March 13, 2015

St. Patty's Card in a Box

I used two different printables on this Card in a box: St. Patty's Tickets Hang Tags and I used some of the St. Patty's Collage Sheet that I used for last week's rocker cards.
You get 2 tickets of each design for a total of 10 tickets.
You get 2 of each design in 2 different sizes for a total of 12 hang tags. I used 3 of the larger images and 3 of the smaller images.
If you have never made a card in a box before, here is a Card in a Box Tutorial on youtube for you to watch. They really are rather easy once you make the first one.
I printed my printable files onto white cardstock and cut them out then I did my cutting and measuring for the card in a box. The card itself is cut on a cream cardstock, layered with some green and cream stripped paper from Craft Smith (I won it in a giveaway) on the bottom sections and a Kraft paper with green stripes from Core'dinations on the upper sections.
Assemble the card, use 3 of the large images on the bottom sections of the card, tickets on the upper sections. I cut out a few shamrocks with my Cricut, first going around the edges with my Cricut Ink, then with the blade. I used a large shamrock to mount a small image onto the embellishment support in the back.
I used some scraps from the Kraft paper for the supports rather than the ones cut from the cream cardstock because the Kraft paper was much sturdier than the cream.
I used one of each ticket and sprinkled a few shamrocks around. This does fold semi-flat for mailing. Box cards can be used for almost every occasion and are a lot of fun to make.
Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Twinchies 2

I made 2 more Twinchies for the eBrush challenge.

This is on a piece of 2" x 2" chipboard, I sprayed several different colors on the background then I quilled the flower and attached it. The 2 small flowers started out yellow/gold like the one below.

I sprayed two of the jewel flowers with a Spectrum Noir marker and attached them to the Twinchie after they dried. I added some yellow stickles to the flower centers.
You can't tell but I did spray the quilled flower with a yellow TomBow marker but it doesn't show the way I wanted it to. The flower started out being a deep red but with the yellow marker added to it, it is more of a red/orange color.

This is also a 2" x 2" square of chipboard. I decided to do the background differently on this one, first I applied 2 coats of a creamy acrylic paint.
After the paint dried I sprayed the background with a blue Spectrum Noir marker then I added my stencils to spray the rose and, "Love" then I added a sequin to each corner.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

HIMCR #190 - Freestyle

HIMCR #190 - Freestyle!

The sponsor is


Paper Temptress papers
Spectrum Noir Markers
Quilling tools
Washi tape
Foam Pads
I sprayed the background paper with my eBrush to add a touch of color. I used pinks and blues. I also embossed it using my eBosser and the Quatrafoil folder.
The green paper is embossed with the Delicate Dots folder, I used foam dots to adhere it to the card face.
I quilled the flower and butterfly, I used white paper for the flower and sprayed it with my eBrush.
The sentiment was also eBrushed.
The washi tape is from my kids in Tokyo

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy St. Patty's Day

I received a card from a pen pal last week that I just had to give a try so I choose this file from Deena's printables to use with them. I would like to thank and credit Lana in Montana for this card design.
You get 12 total images in two different sizes, one of each image in 2 sizes. I used 4 of the large images to create these cards.
I made them all basically the same way, the only difference being the papers. I must confess that I did a little cheat on them, I cut all of the circles with my Cricut instead of my circle cutter.
The larger circle is 5 1/2" round, the smaller circle is 4 1/2".
After cutting the circles out, I added some shamrocks with my eBrush to the smaller circles. I did not score the circles, I simply folded them in half then went over the folds with my bone folder and glued the smaller circles onto the larger circles.
I cut backing pieces for the images from a very heavy cardstock and used a corner rounder on them. I adhered the images to the backing pieces and added some jewels to the tops and bottoms, then glued them to the fronts of the cards along with some shamrocks that I also cut with my Cricut. I used my Cricut ink pens first to give them an outline and to help define and separate all of the greens.

I used the same sentiment on all of them, which is computer generated. I backed the sentiments with the same heavy duty cardstock I used on the images, rounded the corners, added a couple of rhinestones and glued them to the backs of the cards adding more shamrocks.
These cards are really easy to create and assemble, I made all 4 of them in 1 sitting. The cards rock back and forth, it's hard to show that in a still picture.
The Bazzill Basics paper that I used on 2 of the cards are from a blog hop win and came from Create and Craft TV so I would like to thank them for the beautiful papers (and other goodies I received).
Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my creations.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Twinchies - eBrush challenge

Making a 2" x 2" project is a bit of a challenge but I love challenges. Here is my first Twinchie, I made it for a challenge over on the eBrush Facebook Page.

2" x 2" piece of chipboard
Acrylic paint
Spectrum Noir JG3 - green
Foam pads
I painted the background with acrylic paint then I went around the edges with my eBrush.
I cut the shamrocks with my Cricut, first using my Cricut Ink then cutting with the blade. Each shamrock is 1/4" smaller than the previous one. I also spritzed each shamrock with my Spectrum Noir JG3 green marker and stacked them using foam squares.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

The 12 Months of Christmas - Challenge #3

Hi and welcome to The 12 Months of Christmas Challenge #3.

Here is what I came up with for our theme of, "Snow".

Ever since our move to Arizona the memory of winter's wrath has faded. We do get some snow on occasion, over New Year's weekend we had 6" of the white stuff fall on us. We stayed home for 2 days, that's how long it took for the snow to melt.

I wanted to make a shaker card, this image was perfect for that. When I shake the card it snows inside the window.
I used this month's paper, I embossed that using my Cuttlebug and snow embossing folder.
The sentiment is from: DDDoodles_HH_WordArt\DDDoodles_HH_WordArt
I added a piece of rick rack on one side of the snow layer and rounded off the corners of the card face.
I used mini beads inside the shaker element.
Challenge #3 Summary:
  • Challenge Link Up:  March 1st – March 31st
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  • Challenge MIDWAY posts go live with the Merry Maidens at 6:00 P.M. EDT (18:00 hours) on Sunday, March 15th 
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  • Description that will appear on main blog for participants:  The snow may be melting, but there are still signs of winter. Soon Spring will be upon us. Let's capture winter this month by including a little snow on our cards. So for a chance to win extra prizes, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow all over your cards!

    In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month, make sure that your card has some snow in some form or other on it.  If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.

    Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn this month's free digital paper, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10.00 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs.


HIMCR #189 - Any Holiday

HIMCR #189 - Any Holiday!

The sponsor is Sami Stamps

The giveaway is $12 gift certificate to Sami Stamps!

Image from Sami Stamps
Cardstock - Green stripped from DCWV Spring Stack, blue from Bazzill Basics
Colored pencils
Alpaca yarn
Sentiment stamp
Print and color image, I cut the Bazzill Basics to be a 1/2" bigger than the image on all sides, the stripped card base measures 6" x 6". I tied a piece of alpaca yarn on the folded side. I inked the edges of my image and the Bazzill Basics.
Stamp sentiment, ink edges and adhere to a piece of coordinating paper, cut out and ink edges, adhere to card with foam pads.