Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Black & White Wedding Card


Wow!  2014!!!!  How did that get here so fast?  I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed year!

We are ending the year with a new challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges, sponsored by
 and our theme is Anything Goes!

I made this black and white wedding card.
The silhouette is from Wedding cartridge, mounted on a Spellbinders mat.

I created this sentiment in MS Word and hand cut the banner.  I love this black ribbon with a little shiny gold thread running through it!  I picked that up from Wal-Mart.

The flocked paper is from K & Co. and I added a little bling from Paper Studio.

This stamp is from Hero Arts.

There you go!  Now come on over and join us!

This card entered here:

Clear It out - use something textured (flocked paper, ribbon & gems)
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles - amything goes

Friday, December 27, 2013

Great giveaway!

Linda over at The Paper Boutique is giving away this Sillouhette Portrait!  How fun is that!?!  Be sure to go over and check it out!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Poinsettia Card

Here's another Christmas card!  I really like black and red together, it just looks so sharp!  
This poinsettia is from Beccy's Place, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and a little "fancy cutting".  I cut a circle from a scrap of some gold shimmer paper to mount onto a Spellbinder's cut.  The red paper is from  Paper Studio and I made a card base with black cardstock and finished it off with a bit of ribbon from Wal-Mart.  This card measure 4 1/4" square.

Thanks for stopping by!

This card entered here:

The Crafter's Cafe - make it Sparkle
Friends of Speedy TV - Christmas Card
Beccy's Place
Craftitude - anything goes/Christmas sparkle
Crafts for Eternity - anything goes
Cut it Up - Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - Christmas colors
Pile It On - P is for...poinsettia
Whoopsie Daisy - anything Christmas
Lollipop Ladies - photo inspiration (used the red)
Bearly Mine - anything goes

Family Ornament

Hello!  It's a cold, wet Saturday afternoon here...a perfect day to be in the recliner with an afghan on my lap and blogging about crafts!  

I wanted to share an ornament I made with an early picture of my parents.  
Snowflake cut with Christmas solutions cartridge from clear plastic, both sides sprayed with adhesive and covered in royal blue glitter.  I have two pictures back to back on each side of the snowflake and it's all hung with clear beading line.  The pretty glitter ribbon came from Wal-Mart.  I added some white glitter and crystal snow.  The glitter quickly attached to the picture, so it really sparkles!

That's all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering this project here:

ABC Challenges-B for blue, bows and bling
Fantabulous Cricut - anything but a card, holiday edition
The Crafter's Cafe - make it sparkle

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Baseball Card Layout

Just wanted to quickly share this layout I made to showcase my friend's baseball cards.  She bought these particular cards because they are her husband's cousin.  The baseball diamond is from Paper Dolls for Everyday; the team logo was downloaded from the internet; the player, glove and baseball are from Sports Mania.   Project measurements - 22 x 26"

To save the integrity of the original cards, I kept them in the plastic protectors they were in and made copies of the back side.  One of the cards she had two of, so instead of copying the backside I used foam dots on just the corners. 

I've entered this project here:

Bearly Mine - anything goes
Everybody Art - no Christmas cards
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - anything goes
Love To Create - anything goes

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Monochromatic Sympathy card

I found this card in my picture files that I hadn't shared yet.  I made this one for a friend who lost her Grandpa this Fall.  Very simple, but I thought it came out pretty.

 I used a Stampibilities background stamp on a scrap of paper in my stash.  The flower is three Paper Studio flowers held together with a brad from Bo Bunny.  I used a distressing tool on the edges of the paper, then inked it.  A white feather completes it.

The inside stamp is also from Stampabilites (I think!)  :0)
Thanks for stopping by!

Entered here:

The Crafter's Cafe - monochromatic
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Clear it Out - anything goes, any stash item (flowers. feather & brad)
My Craft Creations - anything goes

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

White on White Christmas

Hi!  Today's challenge at Creative Craft Challenges2 is "White On White Christmas".  Here's my entry:

 I used a Spellbinders  M-Bossibilities music embossing folder and added a little bit of white Stickles to highlight some spots.  The gem swirls are from Say It In Crystals. 

The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with a Spellbinder's die, then outlined with my silver paint pen.  The poinsettia is cut with the Christmas solutions cartridge.

This sentiment is a  Stampabilities rubber stamp and the snowflake/star is also from the Christmas solutions cartridge. 

Come on over to Creative Craft Challenges and join in! 

This card entered here:

Friends of Speedy TV-silver & white
Anonymous Stamps - anything goes/deck the halls
Creatilicious - christmastime
Fantabulous Cricut - holiday cards
Parade your Crafts - Christmas
ABC Challenges - A-Almost Christmas

Monday, December 9, 2013

Razorback mirror

 I found these great little 9"x 9" mirrors at Wal-Mart and decided they need to be etched!  I think I'll go back and pick up a few more!

It's really hard to get a good picture of a mirror without getting yourself in it!

On this one I used the Team Spirit cartridge for the hog and cut my vinyl stencil at 1 1/2".  Our Youth Minister (one of my bosses) is a huge Razorback fan and this is his Christmas gift.   

Whew!  Another gift done!!!

I've entered this here:

Anything but a card
Dream Valley Challenges - anything but a card
All Sorts Challenge Blog - anything but Christmas

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lil' Gingerbread Cookie

Hi!  Welcome to my blog today!  It's time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and our theme is "Christmas Cookies" - use some type of baking item on your project (sprinkles, baking cup,  etc).  We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish this week!

I used some mini baking cups on my card with RF's "Gingerbread Baby", colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

I pinched the center of the baking cups and twisted them just a little, hoping to make the stripes look a little more swirled to look like lollipops.  But I think they turned out to look more like flowers, so we'll go with that! :o)   I twisted some green twine from The Twinery for the stems (or sucker sticks if we go with the lollipop idea).
These fuzzy covered buttons were in my button box and matched the green edge of the baking cups exactly!

I also looked through my stash of die cuts leftover from other projects, experiments, etc. and found these label cuts and one of the snowflakes.  The snowflakes and the white label are cut from white glitter cardstock.  The labels are Spellbinders dies and the snowflakes are from the Christmas solutions cartridge.   The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkadoo, stamped with white ink and then heat embossed with crystal powder.  

There you have it!  This is a fun challenge that had me thinking a bit to use something new.  Just what a challenge is supposed to do, right?  So come on over and join the fun at Tuesday Throwdown!

This card entered here:

Craftitude - button up
Creatilicious - Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles - start of winter
My Craft Spot - Holly Jolly Christmas
Paper Playtime - anything goes
ABC - almost Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe - anything goes
The Stamping Boutique - recipe (1 digi; 3 lollipops; glitter cardstock)