Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

I made this cute card for Marlene's Birthday Challenge at Squigglefly #SFC124 this week.  I used 2 separate digi images.  The first being Birthday Cupcake and the second Birthday Medley.  I love how these images can be so easily cropped and adjusted to different needs.  The papers were by The Paper Studio "Birthday extravaganza" and they have lots of bling.  It was easy to match up my Copics to match these great colors.  After coloring I highlighted the digi image with my glitter pen to add some "glitz" to the image and pull it all together with the glitter paper.

On the inside of the card I cropped the candle image from the cupcake image and added some text in MS word to finish of this fun card.

Wishing you much scrappiness and a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Deck the Halls

Christmas is right around the corner, and I found some great digi stamps at Squigglefly to get in the spirit which made this week's Squigglefly challenge SFC 123 - No Patterned Paper a no-brainer for me.  I've been wanting to try this technique, and this was the perfect opportunity to try it because of all the great digi downloads I found at Squigglefly, and it is a project great with plain or patterned paper.  There are many circular-type digis like this one at the Squigglefly Store, so you'll have lots of fun picking out different ones and making an array of ornaments or wall hangings or whatever your mind can conjure up.  I made this ornament by using a scoreboard.  I know there are several companies out there that make these boards.  I started with an original Scor-Pal with 1/4 inch scores, but things have progressed since then, and I have now upgraded to the Martha Stewart Scoreboard with 1/8 inch scores, which gives me so many more options.

This is made by cutting 2 strips of 12"cardstock whatever width you want.   Just remember that when you're finished, it will be double that height when arranged into a circle so keep that in mind when designing.  I then used a punch along the long edge all the way down one side of the both strips.  The next step was to score the strips horizontally. Your scores will go from the unpunched top of the edge of the strip to the punched edge of the strip every 1/4". Once both strips are scored, attach them to each other with adhesive to make one long strip and start folding the scores marks into a fan shape.  When I was done with that, on the unpunched edge of the strip I added adhesive to the front and back of that edge and started folding (which helped keep it together) until I ended up with a circular shape as shown and attach where the ends meet to create a circle.  To keep it flat and in place I added I a large circle (smaller than my image) that I ran through my Xyron.  I added these circles in the center on the front and back of the circle to hold it in place temporarily until I added the colored image.  I prefer adhesive to glue as it holds quicker and better and isn't as messy.  After coloring the stamped digi, I cut it out and added ribbon pleats to the back.  I used adhesive on the ribbon to hold it as I attached the ribbon pleats to the back of the colored image.  The last step was to adhere the stamped image circle to the the scored circle fan and attach a ribbon hanger on the top.  This was a lot of fun and would be great fun to do with kids too.   You can decorate both sides, which makes them great for window decorations or ornaments.  I love to accent mine with a glitter pen to give it a little bit of bling.  

 There's a really cute hot chocolate digi at Squigglefly that would be adorable on a cellophane baggie filled with hot cocoa fixings and one of this fans with that digi stamp.  The possibilities are endless.  Wishing you much Scrappiness!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge

Squigglefly's SFC121- SAYING THANKS Challenge...

The challenge is to.... Create a thank you note or other way of expressing gratitude!

It seems every Halloween a couple of neighbors go above and beyond when it comes to giving out Halloween treats to my son.  So what better way to say "thank you" than with a fun Halloween thank you card.  As soon as I saw this digi image, I knew it would be perfect for this card.  Check out the Squigglefly Store and pick one up for yourself and get creating.  You can also visit their BLOG by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thanks for the LOOT!

Every year it seems when my son has gone trick-or-treating that at least one of our neighbors was extremely generous to him and gave him a special treat or little bag of Loot (candy)!  So, I thought it would be nice to thank them for their generosity with more than a verbal thank you, and so I created this fun card using the Hambo mummy printable image.  The background paper is embossed and glittered adding to the fun of the design. Enjoy!

Wishing you much scrappiness!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thinking of You!

Fall's cooler weather puts me in the mood for cardmaking, all those warm autumn hues and the crisp air.  This card was made for someone special to brighten their day.  The fall colors are so warm and inviting and matched perfectly with the Cloud9Design pattern paper named Sparkle Fester N.Rott, Happy Halloween... what a crazy name!  The stamps are Hampton Arts "Autumn is in the Air," and I colored the stamps with Copics.  For the "thinking of YOU" stamp I used a Stampin' Up Pumpkin Ink pad.

I love this time of year.  What's your favorite thing about fall?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Standing Tag Challenge

This fun tag was done for the Scrapbook Place's Design Team.  I found this really neat fabric at Hobby Lobby and thought how fun it would be to use it as a background for this scary Halloween Tag.  If you click on the above photo it will open the photo large and with more detail so you'll be able to see the neat texture of the fabric. 

Fall is in the air and it got me to be thinking about Halloween and that's what inspired me to decide upon the style for this tag.  The tag was cut by hand and scored.
Then I cut the fabric to match the shape and adhered it to the cardstock tag I had created.

On my Cricut I cut out the letters BOO! and then used the Stampin' Up dotted texture plate to give the letters a bit more texture.  I used black ink lightly over the dots to pick up the texture and then adhered the letters to the tag.

I finished it off with some fun 3-D stickers I picked up at Target today and some scary spooky eye brads (how fun!) and that finished off this fun and easy project.  Thanks for viewing it and hope it inspires you.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Design Team Challenge & Blog Candy!

This is my first attempt at ATCs (artist trading cards), and I had so much fun with these. This challenge allowed me to let my creativity flow freely to come up with several new and original mini pieces of art. 

I hope this inspires you to let your creativity shine.  You can check out the rest of the Design Team Creations on our blog at Yourscrapbookplace.  I hope you join in the fun and add your creation to YourScrapbookPlace blog too.

See BLOG CANDY entry information below!!!


I'm going to be giving away some blog candy including several ATCs along with a sampling of 4 yards each of all the Twinery twine colors I currently own. Leave a comment here and let me know which is your favorite ATC. You can get a 2nd entry if you add a link to my blog on your FaceBook page and leave me a comment here telling me you did so. If you Follow my blog and leave a comment here that you did, you'll get a 3rd entry bonus.  Winner will be chosen September 5, 2011, so spread the word. Good Luck and Enjoy!

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