Friday, May 22, 2015

Make up bag

This was the challenge image for April, I'm a bit late, I created the patterns and colors using my SIL program to color. I then let my Cameo cut it out.  I added some glitter and crystal effects and some gems.  I think it's a sweet note card.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birthday elephants

I am very proud of these cards, they turned out pretty darn cute I think!

 I just had to use a pair of my eye lash google eyes on this cutie as she's carried away by her balloon.

This one I "painted" with some cool sand I found on clearance.
I'd not seen them before, they are a lot of fun to use!
 How cute right?  I just used my liquid glue to keep some texture to the image.

This is what I used, it's really similar to the sand they use in the kids' crafts, very fine.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thank you

I made this for Emily's teacher, I did not get a chance to make her anything more for Teacher appreciation week due to illness and time constraints.  I used a freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven, isn't she precious?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Little things matter

How sweet is this lay out?  If you know me, I'm a big lady bug lover.  This layout makes me very happy.  I love how it turned out, the plaid paper is so sweet I think.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Shaker card challenge

This week's challenge is to make a shaker card.

digi4304(550) Large Cake

I cut the icing from my cake and made it a shaker.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bird shadow box

Most of the projects I make are for design team posts, I don't get to make something just to make it, due to time constraints.  So last weekend, I spent Mother's Day at my desk, getting ahead on some design team projects and made this just for me.  I've really enjoyed watching the birds in the nest out my window, and they flew away the other day while I was at work.  It made me sad that I didn't get to see them fly off and I keep looking at the nest hoping to see one sitting there but they've moved on to live their lives.
I made this piece to commemorate their time outside my window and hung it on the wall beside that window.
The paper is from DCWV.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Favorite Things cards

I finally made it to a class at My Favorite Things last weekend. 
It's been ages since I've been able to go.
Jody didn't disappoint! I love her attention to detail, her cards are wonderful!

We used wooden coffee stirrers for the puppets' sticks, instead of just stamping the wood grain on the rectangle frame we cut strips from a piece of card stock so the grain would be going in different directions like an actual frame that was built by hand.  That was the detail that blew me away, I would have never thought about that.

When I saw the new barn die, I knew I had to have it.  Being from Kentucky, I saw a lot of them growing up.  There is this one HUGE black barn in my home town that's kind of a big land mark.  I can't wait to make a card recreating it.
For my card in class though, I used pink and yellow for a girly barn and to make it look like layers of paint are peeling.  I even lightly painted the interior of the doors and stamped the woodgrain on top of the paint.

The story behind this card is, Jody looked up flamingo sunsets on google and found one she felt she could recreate. We used 4 different ink pads in yellows and oranges and sponged the color onto the paper.  The images were die cut from black card stock and put in front of the sponging.  The sun is cut from yellow card stock.

After getting home I wanted to play with the barn a bit so I got out my coredinations sand-able card stock, and the crackled card stock I have in my stash.  The center barn I used some Tim Holtz crackle and painted it unevenly.  These look pretty cool too. 

Want to shop for yourself?  Here's the link to their site.
And if you want to check out Jody's blog, here is her link

Friday, May 15, 2015

Christmas cards set

I used this set today, if you click on the picture you can go shopping for it.

I used all 4 images and all 4 of the digital papers on my cards.
The paper I used for the card bases is the Christmas stack from DCWV from last year.

 I used the pre-colored images and layered them on the digital papers.  I added a little bit of glitter on his beak, feet and ear muffs.

 For this cutie, I added some heart confetti to the spoon so it looks like he's stirring up some yummy treats.
 He's also got glitter on his nose and buttons.

I kept this one very simple.

 I love this snowman! I just added some glitter to his body as a highlight then glittered his cheek.

Aren't they fun?  Pretty fast and simple!  These would be really easy to make a big stack of for sending out this year.

I'm adding this to Decosee's 12 months of Christmas link up. DeeDee is a sponsor, here is the link up

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peek a boo cards

I used the Rainforest critters stamp set for these cards.

 Sweet and simple note cards!
The card is a cut file from Creative Kuts.

Rainforest Critters

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring duck

I used 2 of the gorgeous new colors on my card, the Victorian Dream pair.
I've been, waiting for the perfect project I mean to use the brass buckle. 
I thought it went well with the boots since they sometimes have these buckles on them to tighten the tops.
Another long time owned, embellishment are these rhinestones.  I thought they made perfect splashes for the boots.  The image is from Little Scraps of Heaven along with the digital patterns I used.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DeeDee's Springtime

Did I throw you off on this one?  lol, I wanted to show these cards together due to their backgrounds.
I saw these cut files in the SIL store and instead of cutting them, I filled them with color and turned them into prints.  I think they are great and make perfect backgrounds for these 2 sets.

Fun and sweet, I created the scenes in my SIL program then did a print and cut only cutting the main outer boarder.  I really love how they look.


Here are the links to the two sets.