Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Little C's Challenge - Inspiration Challenge

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

It's challenge time again at
Little C's Challenge Blog

Today's challenge is an inspiration challenge
Stop by Little C's and check out the inspiration photo
It's pink, green, stripes, quilt, flowers and LAUGHter

I tried to capture all the different elements in the inspiration photo
The square shapes suppose represent the quilt
The image is by CC Designs
The papers and card stock by SU
The shapes by Nestabilities and SU Key Tag Punch
Added lace, dew drops and colored the image with my Copic Markers
Not sure who makes the ribbon
That's it!

Be sure to check out the cute cards by
Jen and Mackenzie
Stop by the Little C's Challenge blog
And play along

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Scrap Chick Birthday Bears and Bigger Bags

Happy Glorious Sunday, Friends! Today I decided to work on a gift set. I don't think I created a gift set for over a week. I played around with myscrapchick.com Birthday Bears, Bigger Bags, and Border Strips file. It was so much fun to use these sets of files. There's so many possibilites and they would make a great design for birthday parties. You could decorate everything with these files including the party favors.

I wish I had a younger child so I could create a party theme with the files, especially the "Birthday Bears" files. The file set has so many cute birthday themed cutting files

Here is the gift bag. . .it's a large size. . it measures 7 x 8" including the handles. Do you see the border strip? I resided the height to 1" and kept the proportion. It worked perfectly to thread a ribbon through it and create an "X" design to the border. I used the "Border Strips" file with the 2 holes. There's 6 different border strips to play around with. There's a lot of possibilities.

As for the bag. . it is large enough to fit a box of cookies as you can see in my photo. I used the "Bigger Bags - Short Scallop B"file. I resized the file to a height of 11.25" and keeping the proportions. If you resize it to that large, you'll end up with a 7x8" box.

This is the matching card I created. To shade the bear. . .I used pastels in the case you were wondering how colored the bear. I never thought I would ever have a reason to use my pastels again but I'm so glad I never sold it. . .it's an awesome coloring medium for cutting files. You can color, shade and highlight the images with the pastels.

Photos of the Day

Before I go. . .I wanted to share photos of stuff I created with my new hobbies. . .crocheting and knitting. I started loom knitting (not the traditional knitting way) using the Kniffty Knitter about 3 weeks ago and crocheting about a week ago and OMG! I've been obsessed with creating stuff since I've started. Sadly, crocheting and loom knitting has cut down on my paper crafting time but it's something new so I'm really into it right now. I have so much to learn so I'm really concentrating on learning new stitch patterns.

Anyway, here are the photos . . .

This beanie was the very first project I created with the Kniffty Knitter. Kniffty Knitter is a loom knitter. My beanie isn't exactly the best looking beanie but I like how it turned out considering it was my first time creating something with the loom. It was my test project. I think I'm going to add a crochet flower to the beanie so it'll look better.

This is my second beanie that I created with the loom knitter. I like how this one turned out. I did a better job with the brim of the beanie.

The scarf is the very first scarf I created with crocheting. I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt with crocheting. I used a "V stitch pattern" to create the design. I'm working on a second scarf using the "Shell stitch pattern". I'm almost done with it. I've come to learn to choose my yarn wisely and not to automatically buy the super cheapy type. .. LOL! The results are prettier with good yarn. Anyway. . .I'll post my other crochet projects when I'm done with them. . .:)

Sorry for the long post. . .:) Hope y'all have a beautiful Sunday!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C43 Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday, Friends!

Wow, a week went by quickly
Well today is another FUN day of
Crazy 4 Challenges
And it's definitely a fun challenge this week

This week, Mercy came up with an awesome sketch to follow
Be sure to stop by Crazy 4 Challenges to check out the sketch
Come join in the fun and play along
You'll also love all the pretty cards the design team created

* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Mercy Kerin
* Vicki Garrett
* Silke Kittmann

I decided to use the cute Whiff of Joy stamp
I colored the image with my Copic Markers
Machine sewn the stitches and added embellishments
That's pretty much it

Okay, I think that's about it
It's short and sweet today

Hope you'll play along with us this week at
Crazy 4 Challenges

Hope you also have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge #55 - Stitch It Up

Happy Friday, Friends!

It's Friday and it's challenge time again!
Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge time!
Fun, fun, fun!
Be sure to stop by and play along with us
This week's challenge is a fun one

What's the challenge?
Well it's to add stitches to your card - faux or actual sewing
Simple enough!

Be sure to stop by CSAYL and check out the
AWESOME cards the design team created

I decided to use Mo's Digital Pencil
I actually bought this image for last year's Christmas cards
But. . .
I didn't have the chance to use it
Well. . .until today!

Isn't it a cute image or what?
I colored the image with my Copic Markers
The designer papers are by SU and also the card stock
Added some lace, ribbon, and chipboard
Machine stitched the card

My favorite stitch to use on my card is the
Zig-zag stitch
It's less obvious when I sew my card crooked! LOL!

Okay. . that's it for today

Hope you'll play along with us this week at
Christmas Stampin All Year Long

Have a wonderful Friday, folks!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Digi Release

Happy Thursday, Friends!!

It's Thursday so that means a new
Pink Cat Studio release
If you purchase one of the digi images today
You'll receive the cute Lily image for free

Stop by Pink Cat Studio blog to check out the
AWESOME cards the design team created

This week I decided to use my neglected Cricut Cartridge
Wild Card
I love this cartridge and I found a few
CUTE baby related files that I used on my card

The designer papers on my card are by DCWV
Card stocks by Stampin Up Apricot Appeal
I used gingham ribbon, Scribbles Iridescent Paint, and SU Scallop circle

Another card using the Cricut Wild Card cartridge
Isn't the PCS Owl so cute or what?
I colored the images with my Copic Markers
The metal sentiment is by Making Memories

Okay. . .be sure to stop by Pink Cat Studio
Check out all the cute images there
You'll love them all!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Scrap Chick Flower Combo and Fabric Flower

Hello Friends!! I typically post in the mornings but I've been such a slacker with my card making lately. What? Yeah! LOL! Well for good reason! I recently learned how to crochet and I'm in the middle of crocheting my second scarf and I'm OBSSESSED! I'm excited that I'm learning a new hobby. I've been watching video tutorials on YouTube and practicing on the different stitches. Unfortunately, I've been using up the time that I normally reserve for my paepr crafting. It's nice to do something different so I'm happy taking a bit of time off from paper crafting. When I'm done with my second crochet scarf, I'll be sure to post it. Right now I'm learning to create a scarf using the "shell" crochet stitch. I just finished a scarf using the "V" stitch which I'll share later. .. :)

My next hobby that I want to learn is sewing and I bought a few fabrics and some remnants to play around with. I decided to create a fabric flower using myscrapchick.com "Flower Combo" file and cutting the fabric on my Cricut Expression. Some tutorials show you to use a sticky type transfer that you iron on to the fabric but I decided to follow this tutorial This tutorial uses "Stiffy" fabric stiffner which you can find anywhere fabric is sold or at Michaels. It works fabulously and a large bottle of fabric stiffner is quite economical.

When the stiffner dries, the fabric becomes stiff . . .duh! LOL! Because the fabric is "crispy", the blade on your Cricut cuts through it fabulously. I cut the flowers then I layered it and crunched it at the center and glued them together with fabric glue. Simple. It's like working with paper or card stock! Try it out!!

I used my TGF stamp. . .colored it with my Copic Marker. There's really nothing much else to this card other than layering and adding all the embellishments.

Well, I better start working on a few cards. I need to take a break from my crocheting. My wrist starts to hurt after awhile so I need to take a break or I won't be able to use my hand or end up with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. That would be bad!

Okay. . that's it for today! Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday evening!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Little C's Inspiration Challenge

Happy Tuesday, Friends

Before I begin, I want to announce the winner of Creations by AR contest
Congratulations to Ross Plata

Well. . it's Little C's challenge time again
There's a cute Whiff of Joy stamp prize to given out
So be sure to play along

This week's challenge has to do with a cake, flowers, green and pink
Check out the inspiration photo at the
Little C's Challenge site

I created my card last night and I was too lazy to look for a cake image
I decided to use this TGF candle image instead
Kinda looks like a cake, huh?
You don't have to use a cake image
You can use any image
The inspiration photo is just an inspiration
It's up to you how you want to interpret the photo

I used my Copic Markers to color the image
Crystal Effects to give the image a shiny 3D effect
The designer paper is by Stampin Up
Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi card stock
The roses are by Card Connections
The border is by myscrapchick.com "Border Strips" file
Nestabilities and DCWV ribbon

Okay, be sure to stop by Little C's and check out the challenge
Check out Jen's and Mackenzie's take on the challenge

That's it for today

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Scrap Chick Flower Card and Amigurumi

Happy Father's Day, Friends!

First of all
I want to wish my husband
My husband has been a blessing in my and my daughter's life
He has been the best father a daughter could have
We are both grateful for all he do for us
Thank you, sweetheart!!

Okay. . .
This card was created using myscrapchick.com
"Flower Card" file
Isn't it the cutest flower ever?

I think this is the happiest card I've made in a long time
Just looking at it makes me want to make more of it
I think I'm going to create more of it this week!

I used K&CO designer paper, SU card stocks
Dew drops, Organdy ribbon, Button
Embroidery floss
The stitch was created using my Sakura Gel Pen

In the case you're wondering
I cut the file using SCAL2 and my Cricut Expression
Myscrapchick.com files
Also come in PDF if you don't have a cutting machine

Before I go, I wanted to share this cute little turtle. On Friday, my daughter and I decided to stop by Michaels and buy crochet needles and some yarn and learn how to crochet. We've never crochet before so we watched a few tutorials on YouTube to learn how to crochet. It took a lot of practice to figure out how to do a stitch. In my case, 50 attempts to do a double stitch! LOL!

My daughter wanted to focus on making "Amigurumi" (Japanese crochet dolls). She is fascinated by Japanese culture and honestly, I think she has a secret wish to be Japanese! LOL! Well, my daughter created this cute little turtle to give to my husband for Father's Day. Okay. . .lemme' tell ya'. . my daughter is not at all a crafty person and has no desire to be crafty so creating the crochet turtle meant a lot of hard work for her considering she just learned how to crochet on Friday. She spent many hours working on this turtle so as a Father's Day gift, it's worth more than anything bought.

I think my daughter and I found a crafty hobby that she and I can do together. Oh, we finally have a crafty bond. . .LOL! I could never make her craft with me so now, we have something that we can do together crafty wise. I'm in the process of making a scarf. . .I'll share it when I'm done.

That's it!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Sunday and Father's Day!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C42 Paper Flowers Challenge and Fun Announcement

Happy Saturday, Friends!!

Before I begin discussing my card and the challenge
Gosh, I've been filled with good news lately. . :)
What's the good news?
The good news is
I'm a new designer at
Crazy 4 Challenges
Wow, how exciting!
Now I can get crafty crazy with the crazy talented ladies of C4C!!

Well today is my first challenge card
The challenge this week is
Paper Flowers
Yup. . .create a card using paper flowers
Handmade or bought paper flowers
Stop by Crazy 4 Challenges
Check out the BEAUTIFUL cards the design team created
Be sure to play along

* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Mercy Kerin
* Vicki Garrett
* Silke Kittmann

Do you see the HUMONGOUS Rose?
I didn't mess around with this challenge! LOL!
Well I created it using the
GRUNGE ROSE technique
I used myscrapchick.com "Flower Combo" file
I used the "Mum Flower"
I followed this video tutorial to create the grunge flower
I used the polished stone technique to color the flower
Heat embossed parts of the flower with copper embossing powder
Used my Scor-Pal to create the grid effect to the background panel

The pretty white roses were store bought
You can find them at Little C's

That's it for today!
Don't forget to stop by Crazy 4 Challenges

Hope y'all have a beautiful Saturday!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge #54 - Very Vintage

Hello Friends! Happy Friday!!

It's that time again!!
What time?
Christmas Stampin All Year Long challenge time!!
Fun times! Yay!

Come and play along with us!
It's a stress free way to getting your Christmas
Cards and projects out of the way!!

Be sure to stop by to check out this week's challenge
the AWESOME cards the design team created

This week challenge is all about
I LOVE vintage
Because I get to use my lace
And I've got lots of them.

I used Ranger's Distress Embossing Powder to create an aged embossed appearance
Lace, vintage buttons, Tim Holtz distressing ink, string beads
DCWV designer paper, SU card stock, Walmart ribbon

Okay. . .come play along!

Hope y'all have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pink Cat Studio Digi Stamp Release

Hello Friends! Happy Thursdsay to all of you! Hey! Today is Pink Cat Studio's digi release and we're rockin' and rolling. Lots of fun image this week! Be sure to stop by the Pink Cat Studio blog site and check out all the awesome cards the design team created.

I decided to go back to my old writing style because I have to much things to write about!! LOL! I'll write in blurbs when I want to write something more poetic or on days when I don't have much to talk about.

With my first card, I actually combined two images together. I love the images. I have a 19 year old and actually, dark edgy cards and projects are more her speed. I've tried so many times to get her to craft with me and she is just not interested. Not at all. I think I may have to wait 10 years or so before she'll take a look at this wonderful hobby of ours.

I colored the images with my Copic Markers, cut the image out, and applied them to my card.

Card Details:

Stamps: PCS digi image
Paper: DCWV Designer Paper, SU Real Red card stock
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Nestabilities, ric rac, lace

I decided to use fabric on this card because I am trying to learn two new hobbies. . .sewing and knitting. I haven't started yet but I decided to practice by using fabric with my cards. Do you see the background? Well, it's fabric that I first glued on to a card stock base using fabric glue then sewn around the fabric. I added flower beads to the fabric. . .it was suppose to look like it was raining flowers. . :)

Here is a close up of the fabric with the flower beads

Card Details:

Stamps: PCS digi images
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, K&CO designer paper, fabric
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Flower beads, Nestabilities, Basic Basic ribbon, button

Okay be sure to stop by Pink Cat Studio and check out all the super cute images!

Hope y'all have a beautiful day!

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