Tuesday, February 21, 2012

365 Cards - Day 359 - Scraplift ME!!

Aloha and welcome to my last "wonderful Wednesday" with 365 Cards!! Yes, it is with a heavy heart that I'm resigning my DT position with this wonderful team at this end of the 365 Cards year. As with many of us, my "real life" has gotten in the way of my "fun life" and for now I must devote more attention to the former. Hopefully things will balance out soon and I'll be able to return to this awesome team in the future, but for now I bid "aloha"!

So my last creation is one of my favorites! This week the challenges will be to 'scraplift' the DT member's card. I went back to one of the first techniques I got into when I really got into stamping which is brayering. If you haven't checked out Michelle Zindorf's great blog with hundreds of tutorials on using this and so many other ink/stamping techniques you should definitely rush over there. I have scraplifted many of her cards and I hope my card inspires you just to a small degree of what she does for me! One difference from Michelle, I do use pigment ink for my brayering (Michelle uses dye inks) as I like the coverage and blending better...I do sometimes heat gun the colors so they don't blend quite so much. The stamps used on this one are from the SU! set "Asian Artistry" which is another of my favorites...that's the Asian theme. The sentiment is from that set too, but I typed and printed it out to fit in the 1 inch square. As always, here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - favourite things: as I mentioned brayering and the Asian theme are favorites of mine
2. Crafty Sentiments - only 2 designer papers: Hard to tell but the small strip is a patterned paper
3. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - Spring
4. Frosted Designs - brads/eyelets: I used super small brads to attach the coins to the square panels
5. Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
6. One Stop Craft Challenge - create your own background
7. Paper Pretties - Spring
8. Simply Create Too - add sunchine to your day
9. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge- charm me
10. The Crazy Challenge - die or punch: used both for the squares
11. the sweetest thing... - sketch
12. Truly Scrumptious - all creatures great and small


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Saturday Fun...

Today was just a fun crafting day! I made 12 3x3 cards (3 displayed above) with a coordinating box (you can't really see the box in the picture but the top of the box is at the top of the picture, find tutorial here) and gift card holder (see below). I made a similar set several years ago for Administrative Professionals day and another co-worker recently requested her own set, so here it is! All of the 3x3 cards are different but all use stamps from the SU! Embrace Life set and coordinate with the Ginger Blosson DSP. Here some challenges I'm entering these into:
1. allsorts challenge blog - anything goes
2. Digi Doodle Shop 's Best - anything goes
3. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Here's the front of the gift card holder. (sorry the color is a bit off in this one...)

And here's the inside.

Here's some treat toppers I made and gave out to co-workers and friends for Valentine's day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

365 Cards - Day 352 - Paperclipped

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards. Today's challenge is "Paperclipped" and Pam wants to see you use at least one paperclip on your card. I've had these felt embellied paperclips for several years and was so happy to finally have a reason to use them! The patterned paper is an old SU! DSP called Candy Lane. The I used various heart and flower punches (also from SU!) to make the focal point. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - I heart you
2. allsorts challenge blog - free and easy
3. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Valentine's Day
4. Cooking It Up With Katie - anything from a spool, something metal, and sentiment (ribbon, paperclips and Happy Valentine's Day)
5. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Valentines creations
6. Crafty Sentiments - love
7. Cute Card Thursday - pink valentine
8. Delightful challenges - love
9. Do you Stack up - love
10. Drunken Stampers - texture
11. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - some love
12. Hand Stamped Sentiments - love is in the air
13. If The Shoe fits... Scrap It! - anything goes
14. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - anything goes
15. One Stop Craft Challenge - hearts and flowers with ribbon
16. Paper Pretties - use flowers
17. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - reds, pinks, and creams
18. Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - have a heart
19. Stamps R Us - anything goes
20. The Crazy Challenge - Valentine's Day
21. The Deconstructed Sketch - sketch
22. The Sisterhood of Crafters - Valentine's
23. Totally Gorjuss - Lurve
24. Totally Stampalicious - texture

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!