Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rose's On Paper - Challenge 31 & Project Tuesday - Joy Fold Card Challenge

Roses on Paper is has a color challenge this week... Pink, Brown and Cream! I love these colors and had some great Basic Grey (Sugared) paper I knew would be perfect! I love this little Tilda with Strawberries. Thank you Kathrin for the sweet treat!

I put the paper to work to make a Joy Fold Card to meet Project Tuesday's challenge this week. I absolutly love these cards. They always look so great. I haven't made one until today and know they'll be a forever favorite.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Project Tuesday - Party Favors

Project Tuesday is getting festive with Party Favors this week using a great tutorial from Splitcoaststampers. I am always uncertain of what a "Party Favor" is and have failed to find something thus far that was fun, simple and seeminly doable for me in big numbers. This is the challenge for me. While I only made two of these little babies, they are fun and fast and that is what appeals to me. They're already in the recipient hands making others smile. Love that!

I used K&Co paper, no surprise there, my Crop-A-Dile in place of the square punch noted in the tutorial, and 2 adorable Studio G Cupcake stamps.

The Cuttlebug Spot - Altered Frame

Happy Monday everyone! The Cuttlebug Spot is featuring Altered Frames for our challenge this week. I so love the blacked out images on A Childs Year Cricut cartridge... this project just sang to feature one of the many wonderful cuts. Naturally I chose one for Valentine's Day... and this paper... well I love it and I never seem to use it with all of the small prints and bold colors. I decided to make my challenge to use every sheet available in the stack following the pink and red colors. It got a little crazy, so I just kept adding more, lol. I enjoy the finished product. Each layer is attached with 3-D tape so it all pops. My photo isn't showing this well but it is lovely in person!

Goodies Used~
Cuttlebut: A2 Floral Fantasy and A2 Border With Love
Cricut: A Childs Year
K&Co Paper: Brenda Walton Sweet Talk
Color Box Inks: Pink, Warm Red & Rose Coral
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge 77 & Polycraft Monday Challenge 33

Happy Hearts Day! I'm pleased to have completed a post for two challenges all in one card, hee hee. So many do it these days but I have had a hard time tying ideas together... this one was an easy starter for me! Cupcake Craft Challenge #77 is asking for Red & White All Over this week. I loved what the DT shared for inspiration and knew I needed some time with these colors.

Polycraft Monday Challenge #33 is asking for Things With Wings... at first I thought I had nothing to choose from for this challenge and almost needed to buy a digi stamp or two just to play along. This may have been because I looked at the cuties being used by the DT, but this Mo Manning digi stamp (Plump Fairy) suited me quite nicely, especially in the red! She is quite lovely and looks to me like she indeed feels wonderful in her pose. You have to feel wonderful when wearing a red dress! LOL

Goodies used:
Mo Manning Digi Stamp
Bo Bunny Paper
Some fabby embossed paper from Germany and a brad made
with my I-Top Brad tool sent by my lovely friend Kathrin
Stickles: Xmas Red, Cinnamon, Diamond
Prisma Flowers
Cricut: Home Decor
Color Box Ink: Chestnut Roan
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Lace from my Grammy

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot - Altered mailbox

You've Got Mail has always been a movie I enjoyed... thinking of love and something that makes me happy was my inspiration for our Altered Mailbox challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot this week! I stumbled on ideas until I found this new fabby paper. Nature and gardening... and this color pallet... it just suits me perfectly!

My mailbox is a bright red tin type from Target. I darkened it a bit using Timbur Brown Staz On ink. This brought me to the red I needed to work with the new papers I just had to have! K&Co Tim Coffee line... Blossomwood is the name and I tell you it is beautiful! I used sheets from the paper stack and di-cuts. I really love the way the two Tilda's I used work with the overall theme too. Tilda with newspaper and Sitting Fall Tilda, two adorable Magnolia Stamps. Just love 'em.

I squeezed a little bit of cuttlebug in here too... using the A2 Forest Branches folder I embossed the paper behind the standing Tilda. Sort of looks like a tree... at least it adds depth and texture behind her with the berry branches sticking out around her.

Buttons are Bo Bunny. Ribbon and Floral are misc from Michael's Craft.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Project Tuesday Wiper Card

I'm off to a great start this week crafting on a Monday! My son and I thought the challenge at Project Tuesday looked really fun so we gave it a go together. A friend of a friend has a birthday this week. She's been diagnosed with cancer so we've banded together to fill her mailbox with cheer. I couldn't think of a better way to send a smile then this fun card!

I've used a simply delightful image by Mo Manning's Digi Stamps. Love her stuff! The images are not only stellar but they print perfect at any size. Paper is American Traditional Designs. I embossed the pink cardstock with Cuttlebug's A2 Birthday Wishes, and the ribbon with A2 Border Just My Type. Flower is Daisy Doodles by Prima.

My son made his daddy a Wiper Card. He is totally into hunting right now and being 5 this is his interpretation of a BIG BUCK... Big Handsome Buck that is! Totally cute and absolutely stole his dad's heart. His image and sentiment, is of course done by hand, LOL.

Cuttlebug Spot - 3M post it note paper challenge

Well this week I am happy to contribute to the challenge, and a challenge for me it was! The DT at The Cuttlebug Spot put their thinking caps on using 3M post it note paper. This was my first card... I tried many times after for a more fun, creative approach but nothing quite came together! Maybe it is the extremely bright colors?!?! All I could think of was 80's POW signs, knee highs, records, everything but anything I could put together, LOL. So, it is an easy peasy card for me this week. Papers are embossed with Cuttlebug A2 D'Vine Swirls and A2 Border Frills. The leave cut is from Cricut Lyrical Letters. I'm pretty sure you'd enjoy getting this note in your box... you'd certainly see it! LOL I am really impressed with the other DT creations this week. Be sure to stop by for a quick peek!