Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Paper Players

This week at http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/ 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+".....to 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 http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/ 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 http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/...whew!! 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 card...here 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 http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/ 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

Cardz4Guyz

Hi!
It's all about getting from "here to there" at http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/  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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Come and Get It!

 Lovely in Pink
It's pink everywhere at http://cagichallenge.blogspot.com/ this week. Who doesn't love the color pink? My head was spinning with ideas for this challenge, so many ways to make pretty pink cards. I finally settled on this very CAS card.
All I did was start with a pink color cardstock panel, then I used my "Swiss Cheese" punch by ek Co. on the center of the panel sides. I adhered the shiny pink metallic strips (which are the negative left when making sequins) to the top and bottom of the pink panel. Sorry the strip appears black in the photo, it is a very pretty pink color, a deeper pink than the background panel. Finished the card off with  a chipboard "celebrate" embellishment....all lovely in pink!

 
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The Male Room

The theme for this week at  http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/  is "Olympics/ Sports". One of the events I enjoy watching the most is the Gymnastics competition. I found this very nice image on the Internet and created my card around it. I didn't want to go with the usual colors of Red, White and Blue that the USA wears because , I still have the card I made for the 2012 Olympics with the date on it and no use for it. I thought for this Olympics I would make it less "Olympic-y" and more of an encouragement card.
I did use a sort of gold color to signify the gold medals and picked up the purple color from the image as the other color for the card.

Pattern Paper - me&myBIG ideas "Champs Specialty Cardstock" stack
Image - Internet download
Top Corners - Fiskar Corner Punch
Sentiment - I added the sentiment to the image before down-loading it.
Embossing - On the gold strip I used a Cuttlebug "Spots & Dots" folder
Purple satin ribbon from my ribbon scrap container, the purple metal twirl circle I have in different colors, no idea where I bought them.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketch


Just for You
Thank you to Jessi for the sketch and to Laurie for the challenge
 

   
 
I picked the Enamel Dots, Pattern Paper and the Die Cut
 
 
 
Embossing - CuttleBug Chicken Wire folder
Green Panel  - Fiskar Corner Punch
Floral Panel - Spellbinders DIE CUT, matted with chipboard
Orange Flowers PATTERNED PAPER by DCWV  "Stack 9". Above the bow and to the orange flower centers I added white glittered ENAMEL DOTS
Made the bow from Lt. Pink Organza Ribbon, the buttons which I threaded with the same yarn are from my Buttons Jar
 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tag Your're It! Challenge

Ahhh, Fresh Cut Flowers!
 
 
Amy's tag this week at  http://tagyoureitchallenge.blogspot.com/ had me picturing a pretty garden where her vase of pretty fresh cut flowers may have come from to use on her tag.  I was   inspired  to make a garden tag.
 My Tag
 Tag - From a pack of canvas tags by Craft Smith. I wondered if I could use stamp ink on the canvas material along with assorted markers, stamp inks and Crayola Metallic markers to color the stamps....it worked!!
 
Butterfly & Sentiment Stamp -  By Studio G
Row of Flowers Stamp -  Stamping Up! "Simple Somethings" set
Turtle & Clouds - Metal Brads
Bow -   I made from a pack of "Eco Chic" trims from Michael's.

 
 
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Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Great sketch by Sally Dube  at http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.com/ .  I don't make most of my own flowers, but I like buying pre-made ones to use on my cards. I also had a chance to use one of my favorite stacks, it has a very pretty assortment of cardstock in it, some with flowers in the pattern. I like to use it when making cards for Ladies.

Papers - DCWV "French Country" stack. The floral and the green patterns have a nice shiny surface to them.
Frame - Spellbinder die, I used chipboard to mat it.
Sentiment - CTMH stamp from the " You Are My Happy: Sentiments and Icons" collection
Flowers  - Embellishments I have had for a while, sorry, don't have company name, they have a glittery look to them. The bottom pink square I embossed with a CuttleBug "Butterflies" folder and added a green gem to the two butterfly heads. Embossing is a little hard to see on photo. :(

The Sketch:


 
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