Friday, July 31, 2009

Cheer Anya

It's here!!! I'm so excited to be apart of this blog hop. If you came upon this post and didn't start at the beginning go to either The Greeting Farm Blog or Club Anya Blog and you can find the whole list of participants for this blog hop, there are over 80 blogs included.

I used Cheer Anya to make the birthday card. My daughter, Kaitlyn is a part of a special cheer team and I am giving this to the organizer of the team. This special cheer team is for young girls with special needs. I am so grateful for Michelle for creating this team. The girls LOVE it.
Ooops! I better stop being the proud mom and get back to what you came for ..... the birthday goodies. This is what I put together for the birthday gift to give to Michelle.
I colored the image with Copics and used a clear Glaze Gel Pen to outline her hair, skirt, filled in the pom-poms, socks and hair bows.
Here is a close up of the image and you can see the glaze. I just started doing this and love it.

I pop dotted the image and sentiment. Love the dimension it adds.

I took 3 microwave bags and covered them with the paper, it's about a 6" x 12" to cover all the bags.
I made a criss-cross box and filled with candy. HERE is the tutorial I used for the Criss-Cross Box.I put flavored drink packets in the pouch over the water bottle. HERE is the tutorial for the drink pouch holder. On this one though I didn't follow the tutorial exactly but this is where I got the idea.
I also made this little gift card holder. No template just winged it. I used the SU Tag Punch and SU Birthday Tag Image.

So you've made it through all that. How about some CANDY!!! I want to help celebrate The Greeting Farm's birthday but also combine my blogs one year anniversary which I missed, it was in May. I also missed celebrating reaching 5,000 visitors.
So if you would like to get your hand on this loot - here's what you need to do.

1. Leave me a comment.
2. Become a Follower of my blog

You get one extra entry for each of these that you do:
* Post this candy on your blog - can be sidebar
* Become a follower via email (powered by Feedblitz)

I will leave this candy open until August 8th and will pick the winner on August 9th. Good luck!

Thanks so much for visiting and now I'm sending you Sheri Gilson to continue on with the hop. ENJOY!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blog Hop and Candy Coming Soon!!

I am so excited to be part of The Greeting Farm birthday blog hop, Saturday, August 1st, 2009 from 9am CST to 9pm CST. I have some special goodies I've created for the post AND.....I'm going to give away some blog candy!! I'm going to make it a BIG one too! I totally missed my one year blog anniversary and when I reached 5,000 visitors so I'm rolling it all up into one along with this blog hop. This is going to be FUN!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

Image is colored with Copics, Used Glaze Clear Gel pen on body (red stripes), eyes, flower stem, outlined wings, shoe laces and sentiment. Clouds and image are pop dotted on. Added my own flower over original flower image. Cut out clouds and used blue chalk on them. Also added the blue chalk to the sentiment. Added bling to the top of the antennas. Paper is from Daisy D's "Wonder Years" 8x8 scrap pack.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Going Digi with it.

Used "Stitchy Daisy" Digi Stamp - Colored with Copics and white highlights are done with a gel pen - Patterned Paper is Basic Grey "Ambrosia" - I stitched the buttons on to the card - Yes I ACTUALLY stitched them on myself. Miracles do happen. : )
I colored this digi stamp image with Copic and Bic Marker, Used metal flower picks (a little heavy but it's all I could find) for the antennas, Image is cut out and pop dotted on, Paper is Chatterbox Inc.- Happy Flutter, Happy Bloom and Happy Stroll
Frogs are from the Digi Stamp -"I Toadilly Love You" Paper is Cherry Arte "Vanilla Vintage". I added bling to both of the frogs eyes and added Stickles to the spots on the pink frog.

"Princess" digi sticker, using the pink backing from being printed, paper is Making Memories 8x8 paper pack "Garden Party", SU Scallop punch with stamped HB on it. I added some Stickles to it by just spreading it all over with my finger I added stickles to her dress and star on her head. Then added bling to the dress and for a pair of earrings.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flower Pot Pocket Card - Love this one!

Wow is today Wednesday!!! I was thinking I was ahead of the game and posting this for tomorrow. Mommy brain struck again!! HERE is Wednesday's Card Challenge at Simply Scrapping.
This is the last card in the challenge this month to win the BG Card Kit. I think I may have saved the best for last too! This card is so fun and so easy!! You will see once you've made it, you will make more.
Flower Pot Pocket Card

Credits: Inspired by Linda Heller –> Missy Shipman.
Flower pot: Cut cardstock 3-1/2″ x 9″. Score in landscape position at 2″ and 5-1/2″. Fold the 2″ section toward you and the 5-1/2″ section away from you. Trim the edge of the 2″ section with the Scallop Edge Punch. Here’s what the fold looks like from the side:

To make the front look like a pot, place it in a paper trimmer with the front 2″ flap flipped up. Line up the 2″ score line with the cutting track and the 5-1/2″ fold line with the 1/2″ mark on the trimmer as shown below:

Flip down the cutting guide and cut. Flip the cardstock over and repeat.
Cut 3″ x 4″ piece of DSP for front of pot. Adhere to the front, flip over and trim both sides.
Vanilla ribbon is 14″. Place adhesive in center of ribbon and then attach to center upper back of flower pot and tie around.
Stamp sentiment on cardstock, punch out and attach to ribbon with twine.

Flowers: 2 layers, 1 DSP (3″ x 3″) and 1 cardstock. Attach a smidge of adhesive between squares of dsp and cardstock before running thru the Big Shot to keep them together. Leaves are Kiwi Kiss cardstock punched with 5-Petal Flower punch and then cut apart. Attach the leaves to the dsp flower by slightly pulling back the dsp and adhering them behind it.
Flower w/ button: Punch out 3/4″ DSP circle, attach to clear button with glue dot, attach button to flower with glue dot.

Use dimensionals to attach flowers to the top of pull out card. Pull Out Card: Cut brown cardstock 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″. Cut White cardstock 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.
Don't forget what this month's prize is! Complete all FOUR monthly card challenges and you will be in the running to win this FABULOUS Basic Grey June Bug Card Kit!

Just remember the rules to be entered into a drawing for the monthly prize:
1. Participate in ALL 4 challenges at Simply Scrapping (Card & Stamp Forum)
2. All work must be brand new as of the challenge post
3. Art created for the challenge is for that Simply Scrapping challenge alone...not to be posted on any other blog challenge or site

Deadline: July 31st
Ok - Now here is mine.
I had fun making this and when a couple of my friends saw this they oooooh'd and awwwwwwe'd over it. I left a sentiment off because I'm not sure what I'm going to use it for just yet.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blog Award

I recently received a blog award and I haven't had one of these in a long time. So thank you Erica. We are friends from CafeMom orginally but now follow each other's blog. She's an Angel! No really she is! She's a demonstrator with The Angel Stamp Company. They have some really cool stamps. Go check out her blog and see!

This blog award helps us all to get to know more about each other. OK I'm going to be a total loser and not pass this on. I know beat me with a wet noodle!! I've already checked and several of my blog friends already have it and then the other blogs I follow don't even know who I am and are way to busy to accept these awards. Mainly because everyone gives them one. Oh, it must be sad to be them. ; ) Anywho, thanks Erica for passing this on and here are my 7 things about me.

1. I'm a Diet Coke addict but I'm trying to break the habit as of a couple of days ago. This is going to be hard!

2. Well, I don't like doing these things because I can't think of fun and interesting things about myself.

3. If you can't tell from my blog I'm IN LOVE with the Twilight series and especially Edward. I'm reading Twilight now for the second time but the big thing is I don't like to read!!

4. I love t.v. and watch way too many shows.

5. I am officially living in my dream house. I hope to live here the rest of my life. We have a large home on a large lot. I have my own scrap room yipeeee!! Then last fall we had a pool and hot tub put in. I am LOVING it oh yeah the kids are loving it too. ; )

6. I don't have any tattoos but I've thought about getting one. I always heard the thing when you are young "oh you don't want a tattoo when you are old and saggy it will look bad". Well heck, now I am old and saggy so it couldn't look that bad! My husband says "NO WAY!" though. But I'm just rebellious enough to do it anyways.

7. I have broken my nose, my arm twice and 3 fingers. My nose was when I was little maybe 5 or 6. My arms and fingers were from 6th to 11th grade.

Good there is 7, now I can quit. hehe

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Big Thank You

This weeks Simply Scrapping card challenge is a sketch at with a twist! Here is the sketch to use:

Now here is the twist:
The card must be done in all black and white, EXCEPT FOR One splash of any ONE color! Any one single item, stamped image, flower, or even ONE SINGLE piece of cardstock can be any color you would like...BUT THAT IS IT for anything other than black or white!

Don't forget what this month's prize is! Complete all FOUR monthly card challenges and you will be in the running to win this FABULOUS Basic Grey June Bug Card Kit!

Just remember the rules to be entered into a drawing for the monthly prize:
1. Participate in ALL 4 challenges
2. All work must be brand new as of the challenge post
3. Art created for the challenge is for that Simply Scrapping challenge alone...not to be posted on any other blog challenge or site
Deadline: July 31st

I thought this was kind of hard. I've done b&w with one color but never limited to just one item of that one color. So this was a true challenge for me. I used an old paper pack that I had from Hobby Lobby call "Formal Affair" by ScrapWorks. The stamp is new though. It's from Basic Grey and it's one of their small value stamps. I added bling to her eyes, bottom of the dress and she is holding a heart (on the stamp) so I put a bling heart over it for my one color. Isn't she a cutie!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rise and Shine

Here is Sketch #5 from Simply Scrapping card sketches. I used Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird" paper, 3 Bugs in a Rug "Blossom Brads". Rise and Shine sentiment is part of the "Early Bird" paper line. I liked the way the sketch worked better for me by turning it on it's side.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Kiss a Frog Today!

This week's card challenge is a color challenge over at Simply Scrapping. Check out the beautiful colors! The card can be for any occassion and you can use any sketch on it.
BUT..... the card must include:
* colors from this color combo
* at least 2 different patterned papers
* ribbon
* bling (rhinestones, stickles, etc)

The paper is from Bo Bunny "A Gift of Love". The image is from Simply Sassy Design Studio and it's a digital sticker. I colored her hair black (was brown) because it went better with the card. I also added make up on her and used a small piece of ribbon on her head band then added bling to that and to each heart. The eyes on the frog have little black bling too. I colored her shirt a little darker pink then it was and then I Stickled it. Although these digital stickers can be used "as is" when printed, I couldn't resist adding a little color of my own. : )

Monday, July 6, 2009

Here is the first challenge for this month over at Simply Scrapping. There is a great prize up for grabs!

Wow! It's July already! Well here is your first challenge for the month of July:Use the following sketch to create a card inspired by your favorite sorbet! Since it's summer time I figured it was fitting to feature a fab frozen sweet treat! (Sorbet (pronounced /sɔrˈbeɪ/ sor-bay) is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water flavoured with iced fruit (typically juice or puree), chocolate, wine, and/or liqueur).
Complete this challenge and you will be 25% of the way towards the June Card Prize Pack:A June Bug Card Kit by Basic Grey:

The June Bug Card Kit includes enough June Bug patterned paper die-cuts, printed and scored cardstock, rub-ons, printed chipboard, and envelopes to create 8 unique cards.
Just remember the rules to be entered into a drawing for the monthly prize:
1. Participate in ALL 4 challenges
2. All work must be brand new as of the challenge post
3. Art created for the challenge is for that Simply Scrapping challenge alone...not to be posted on any other blog challenge or site.
Deadline: July 31st
Here is my take on the challenge. I used Making Memories "Spring" 8x8 paper pack. The colors didn't turned out as well in the picture as I would have liked. The background paper is a pale yellow with white polka dots.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just a Note

Here is my card for Simply Scrapping Sketch #15-B, it's a "B" because there is already a #15. : ) The paper is a mix of Scenic Route "Sonoma" and Fancy Pants Designs "All Fall". I used a 1" square punch to punch out the 6 squares. Pretty easy card to make. I can see where this would be an easy card to mass produce for a card gift set. : )

Friday, July 3, 2009

Free on Fridays - Vintage Pics

I'm doing a vintage card swap right now over at CafeMom. Here are the cards I made. I got the paper from a monthly kit that I got from A Memory To Scrap the paper is Graphic 45.
I don't do vintage much but I do really like it. So I thought for the freebie this week I would put up links to where I have found some great vintage pics that you can use for cards, altered art or other crafts.
Art Freebies - this is a blog where she offers vintage pics almost daily. Be sure to scroll back through and see all the fabulous pics she has offered.
Art-e-zine - 24 different links to vintage images of women, families, children, ephemera, cowboys, geishas, retro 30's - 60's images and more
Free Vintage Images - gives links to other sites with vintage images
Outside The Margins - vintage pics
Outside The Margins - vintage ephemera
The Saurus Press - vintage patriotic and war images
The Vintage Moth
Vintage Holiday Crafts - vintage images for holidays

Have fun with all the images you find. If you end up using some in a project I would love to see what you made.

I want to wish you all a Happy 4th of July!! Have a great weekend full of fun, food, family and fireworks!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Prize @ Simply Scrapping

Check out this awesome prize package up for grabs over at Simply Scrapping.
All you have to do is complete the 4 challenges in July and be put in the drawing for this awesome pacakge from Basic Grey. Here is the first LO in the July challenge.
On a different note over at Simply Scrapping in the card forum, here is my take on Card Sketch #10. I used Kaiser Craft "Bird Song" for the papers and after I stamped the bird I just couldn't leave it without color but knew that markers wouldn't look right so I ended up using some chalk to color the bird in some. I liked it much better after I added the chalk.