Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Paper Players

This week at we have a color challenge with the colors, Red, Yellow, Black, and Blue. I love making cards using primary colors, cards come out looking so bright and colorful. With most children going back to school soon I decided to make this Back-to-School card. What a nice surprise for a child to find a card in their lunch box on the first day of school.

Grade School Paper Pattern - From Michael's single sheet rack
Bear Image - Computer-download I matted with plain red cardstock. I printed the "Have Fun..." sentiment on the image.
Yellow Card Base - David Tutera "Celebrate" assorted colors card and envelope box. 
ABCs Strip- Is an "ek" brand border Punch
Embellished with a gold glitter puffy star, a sticker USA flag, a handwritten "Good Job!" and "A+" make the child's day even more fun!!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This card conveys a great message about life and how everything we do throughout our day, whether work or play, depends on you as to which direction your life will take. I like how this card works great for two of my challenges this week.
I cut the circle from my Cricut "Sportsmania" cartridge. I was able to ungroup it and cut the center out in white and embossed it with the Cuttlebug "Bubbles" embossing folder to resemble a golf ball. The quote and golfer strip are computer-generated.
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

I am running low on male cards, both boys and adults, decided to use this very nice sketch this week at to make an adult card using this mostly browns color combo. Although, I did make the card without a bow....male card with a bow... too girly, I think.
The Sketch
My Card
 My Scraps drawers are getting too full, I am trying really hard to use up all my odds & ends, this sketch was perfect for doing so. I started by using a Kraft cardstock card base with matching envelope from a Recollections pack at Michael's Craft Stores. The embossed goldish color paper has a slight pattern to it, I embossed with a Cuttlebug "Gears" folder. The third panel is a wood-grain pattern and the "Happy B'day" panel has a pretty gold shimmer to it. I wrote and printed the sentiment on my Explore. The metal gear is from an assortment pack by "bead landing" brand from Michael's. The chevron strip I cut out of cardstock with a Recollection "Chevron" Border Punch.
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Friday, August 12, 2016

The Paper Players

OMG running late.....made it under the wire to post my card for this week at the!! I really wanted to make this card . The challenge was to use "Light" as our theme. Right away I got this "bright idea" to use a street light, but how do I incorporate it into a you go!

I fussy cut a street light I downloaded from the Internet, used buttons for the lights (sorry, green button photographed too dark). Printed the sentiment on the computer and used a Spellbinder die to cut it out. Added the paper roses. The base card  Roses cardstock is from the DCWV "French Garden" stack.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Come and Get It!

Buttons & Bows...
...And, everything else, that is what little girls are made of.  This digi from Bugaboo stamps is so cool and refreshing,  perfect for a little girl's Summer birthday and the little girl is so very cute.
* Digi - From Bugaboo Stamp Store
* Frame - Spellbinder
* Papers - All scraps (names???)
* Sentiment - Old stamp from an assorted pack of acrylic stamps
Added buttons and made a bow out of the same lace as the ribbon.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Tag Your're It!

 Michele at provided this pretty embossed tag below for the challenge this week. I was inspired by the pretty blue flowers and embossing of the whole tag.
Below is my version at trying to duplicate the pretty blues and embossing of Michelle's tag. My tag is a Cricut cartridge image, and cut out on my Explore.  I inked the whole tag very lightly with "Azure" stamp ink  by Michelle Wood. I added a simple "Enjoy!" sentiment, the letter "j" I dotted with a small pearl. The flower is from a pack of assorted blue flowers by Recollections. The embossing is a Cuttlebug "Chicken Wire" folder, for the leaves I used a Sizzix  'Branch w/Leaves" metal die. 
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Thursday, August 4, 2016


It's all about getting from "here to there" at  this week. The theme is "Transportation". To a lot of people it is not how you get there, but how fast. But, I decided on a bike, since you can exercise at the same time!
Papers - All scraps
Bike - CTMH stamp using Stazon Black ink. I stamped it four times on white cardstock and added orange Brads to the wheel centers
Banners - Cricut cartridge image cut on Explore
Embossing - Cuttlebug "Hounds Tooth" folder
Sentiment - Is an old rubber stamp
Embellishment - I cut out a scalloped circle, cut out a button with metal  button die from white cardstock, then I applied Ranger Inkssentials "Crackle Accents" for a glossy look and added a yarn bow.  Sorry, the camera flash reflected on the black panel.

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