My 1st Shaker Card!

This card is my very first shaker card ever! I’ve been meaning to try for a while, but just never really had an idea of where to start and what to do.

This week at Simon Says Monday Challenge the theme was About a Face.  BAM! Idea flooded.

I just received this Spellbinders Bird Stand die this past week and it worked perfectly for my Shaker Card project!

All the papers I’ve used are from My Mind’s Eye.

Shaker Card, Spellbinders, Bird Stand, MME

Shaker Card, Spellbinders, Bird Stand, MME

Shaker Card, Spellbinders, Bird Stand, MME

 

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FFF: Watercolor Paint Attempt #1

This is my very first attempt on water coloring and boy, I’m pretty amazed with the turnout!! As you’re reading this I’m already on my second attempt with the water color paint! On top of the paint I also used some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to add a pearl effect.  Unfortunately the glimmer cannot really be seen in the photos.  I really tried!!

I’ve used the sentiment from The Greeting Farm Lucky Bunnies set.  The Ribbon Banner Die is from My Favorite Things, Scalloped Rectangles is from Spellbinders and lastly the design papers are from My Mind’s Eye. Oh! And gems are from Want 2 Scrap!

I found that stamping the sentiment wasn’t good enough after water coloring and misting, so I used clear embossing powder to make the sentiment pop! Really darkens the black ink making it stand out.

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did!

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Paper Smooches: June Sketch

This is my first time using Paper Smooches Stamps, I’ve used the Bee image from their Freebie Section which you can find here.

I’ve used the June Sketch as inspiration.

It’s been a very long time since the last time I made a card that was CAS like this with stamps as a background instead of DP!

The background stamps are from My Mind’s Eye The Sweetest Thing stamp set

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STAMPAVIE and More DT: Valentines

This week at Stampavie and More our challenge is Valentines! I’ve used the image Fairest from The Greeting Farm Secret Stamp Club No. 1!! I’m so happy to have joined this club because the stamp is so different from the regular images.

Make sure you link up for a chance to win!

The Greeting Farm TGF Fairest

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Challenges:

Friday Sketch
FFF – Red, White and Blue
Whimsy Stamps – New Stash (Secret Stamp Club)
Squirrel and the Fox – Embellishments
Sentimental Sundays – Lovey Dovey
V’s Sweet Challenge – Anything Goes

Ribbon Carousel – Love, Birthdays
7 Kids College Fund – Valentines Twist

Anyone for Anya DT: Corregated Cardboard

Last week on my DT post for Anyone for Anya I had mentioned there will be new and exciting news to our challenge blog! So here it is! We will now be a monthly challenge with multiple sponsors per challenge! What does that mean?? Multiple winners!! The second change we have on our blog is that we will no longer be restricting to TGF or CC Designs images.  What does that mean? You can now use ANY images on your project when linking up with us!

YAY!!

Now our DT will still be using TGF or CC Designs images on our projects but there is no restriction for YOU!

So for the first challenge of the year this month we have the followings sponsors:

All that Scraps
Doodlecraft
Digi Darla
Cutting Cafe
Whimsy Stamps
Make sure you link up for your chance(s) to win!
For my card this month I have used the image from The Greeting Farm New Years Anya.  I know, it’s now 2014, but I never got a chance to use this image that was a freebie on The Greeting Farm blog.  You can still find it here.

The Greeting Farm TGF New Years Anya

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Challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge
IDIC – Use a Digi
Loves Rubber Stamps – New Years Resolution (What else? More crafting!)
CCC – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – 13-01-08 – NEW Year Challenge
Bearly Mine – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays – Party
Gem of a Challenge – Something New (Corrugated Cardboard – my first time using!)

Dear Barb..

One of my dear friend’s mother recently passed away, I made a card to circulate around the office.

I really wanted to keep it simple so I used the following sketch:

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This creation is not for a DT project, which has been rare as of recent!

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Hope everyone likes it!

Challenges:

Sketch Saturday – Sketch 268
Pink Gem – Anything Goes
Simon Says – Stamp Out
OSAAT – Anything Goes
Charisma Cards – Anything Goes (10)

Penny’s Paper Craft – Favorite Technique (Double Stamping)
Deep Ocean – Something Old (The paper for the card base is a double sided scrapbook paper from my stash!)

Love to Create DT: Color Inspired

This week at Love to Create our challenge is to create a project with the following colour inspiration!

Our awesome sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!  Make sure you link up for a chance to win!

Bugaboo

For creation this week I used the Image Lil Bear Cake. Super Cute!

Lil Bear Cake. Bugaboo

Lil Bear Cake. Bugaboo

Lil Bear Cake. Bugaboo

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly – Sketch #84
Bugaboo – Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday – Anything Goes
Stampavie and More – Bear
Part Time Tuesdays – Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps – Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes
Creative Knock Outs – Banners
Squirrel and the Fox – Animal Antics
Challenges For Everybody

Milk Coffee DT Call Card #2

You got it! I made another card to submit to the Milk Coffee DT Call Paper Piecing Challenge. Yes I’m really in love with their digi’s and this DT call gave me a chance to really play around with them and I had so much fun with the paper piecing challenge. I have to say I did have a tough time figuring out with sentiment to add to it since the image isn’t of any particular holiday/occasion. Can’t really say “HAPPY LAUNDRY!” But you have to say this image is SUPER CUTE tho! I was deciding between a couple other digi’s I have on hand, but this one was just too darn cute to not use!

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention, this image is called Sally and her Laundry Basket. She is actually a freebie on the Milk Coffee blog here. Don’t just stop there tho, there are lots of great freebies available and they’re all gorgeous!

You can’t really tell I used the same papers on the dress and the background, but on the last picture you should be able to see it a little better. If there is one thing I learned about paper piecing from this challenge…shade the paper…it makes such a huge difference than just piecing a dp…it makes the paper blend right into the image so much better! I LOVE IT!

Milk Coffee HAPPY LAUNDRY

Milk Coffee HAPPY LAUNDRY

Milk Coffee HAPPY LAUNDRY

This is the sketch I used from Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Challenge:
Milk Coffee – DT Call and Paper Piecing
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
Jellypark – Anything Goes
Nutcrafters – Coloring skills
Loves Rubber Stamps – Anything Goes
Jellypark – Anything Goes
Pile it On – Favorite color (Biege)

Love to Create DT: CAS

My health from my accident has really made it difficult for me to go through my daily activities without feeling fatigued, never mind finding the energy to craft! 😦 Sadly this week’s card is not exactly brand spanking new, if you have subscribed to receive my posts (would be a pleasure if you do now!), you would know that I had created a bunch of thank you cards earlier. Since last week Love to Create had a Thank You challenge (which I missed out on), I thought it would be nice to post a Thank you card with a CAS layout 🙂 Our wonderful sponsor this week is D’s Digital Downloads, remember to link up for a chance to win! And here is my CAS card: 20130909-183156.jpg 20130909-183205.jpg 20130909-183212.jpg Challenges: Simon Says Milk Coffee – Fall Colors Cute Card Thursday – Square

My First Lawn Fawn Card!

This is my very first all Lawn Fawn card! I was super stoked when I stocked up on this brand of stamps and you will most likely see me using them again very shortly. This week’s card I predominately used Here’s the Scoop. I also used the Polaroid frame die cut as well as A birdie Told Me stamp/die set. I used foam squares to add dimension to the speech bubble and the ice cream. The glitter on the ice cream is Stickles with Rangers Gloss for the shine.

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