Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Boy Gift Set

I had the pleasure of greeting a sweet little man today for the first time. We had a little get together for him and his lovely mom. I have had the sewing bug lately and completed a cute little blanket for him as well as used some scraps for his card. I am still loving the Yo-Yo's for accents. So darn cute and simple to put together.

Paper is K&Co Actopus to Zelephant stack (so fun), stickers for name and airplane are Basic Grey Archaic, shape for inside of card cut from Cricut Storybook cartridge.

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot - Favorite Flower Challenge

Happy Monday! This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we're crafting with our favorite flower... hmmm this was hard! I honestly don't have a favorite so I decided to try out my favorite never tried flower, lol! I am in love with fabric. I haven't done much sewing in ages but I feel it calling me... the fabric needs to be loved on like the paper... Anyhow, this little flower (aka Yo-Yo) is super cute and simple. I used a 4 inch circle, hand stitched around the edge, then pulled the stitch tight together creating the little circle flower. You could machine stitch it too of course. Add a button or brad and whallah... you have a quick, fun, fabric flower adding dimension to your card.

Paper is DCVW The Green Stack.
Cuttlebug: A2 D'Vine Swirl and Elephant Thanks

Have a great week!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just Magnolia Sketch, Roses On Paper #35, Stamp Something Layers, Cupcake Craft Challenges #85

Okay, okay I know Easter is past but... I'm loving my Magnolia's from the 2009 collection and found a little inspiration to use several of them in this card from a Paper Crafts 3/2009 magazine. It took me longer then it should have to put together. It was a fun project from beginning to end. I had a little help from some challenge blogs to put it all together.

Just Magnolia has a great sketch (as well as a Blog Hop so be sure to check it out!!) I used their sketch for card 3 above turned to the left.
Roses On Paper Challenge #35 and Stamp Something are both asking for Layers on your projects. Some of my cards have more then others but put them all together and whew!!!

Cupcake Craft Challenge #85 is to Make Your Own Flowers. I made some paper punch flowers using waxed paper and coffee filters, 1 and 1.5 inch circle punches. These are fun and simple. Punch 6 of each circle, ink them up, layer and place brad to secure, crumple each layer from inside out until your pleased.

All of the papers are K&Co Amy Butler, cricut Storybook cartridge used for branches, iTop used for large brads on card 3.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the weekend.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cuttlebug Spot 'Bling It' Challenge & BLOG HOP

Today at The Cuttlebug Spot we're adding some bling to our creations! We are also joining up with some other great blogs for a BLOG HOP! Be sure to stop by for the details! It's going to be fun.

I found this image at Clearly Vintage. This blog is fully loaded with vintage inspiration that is free for all to use and love on. I have only surfed through a few pages of posts and let me tell you it's great! I knew right away this image was perfect for this week's challenge. Stop by and have a look at the newly posted pics! So darn cute.

I snuck in a little cuttlebug using clear transperency on the upper right side of my card. It is hard to see in the photo of course but looks great in person. It adds the texture with a bit of mystery. The rhinestones are in the center of the flowers.

The paper flower is created using 3 paper punch sizes, crumpled and inked. It's one of my new fav flower techniques. This works great with waxed and parchment paper as well.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

making Memories: Sabrina line for paper, rhinestones and button
EK Success border punch negative for swirls. Flower and swirls are covered with Fruit Punch and Black Diamond Stickles.
Circle punch in 2, 1.5 and 1 inch size
Cuttlebug A2 Border: Frills