Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The next challenge over at Craft Us Crazy is a theme one (Love/Remembrance) and I'm off schedule so I'll be posting my project later. I got ahead of myself. I did want to post and let you know what the challenge is though and to let you know that if you participate in this challenge you will have 3 chances to win. The Cutting Cafe is our monthly sponsor and has donated a prize for this month. Also we have two sponsors for this particular theme challenge: Stamp Fairy and Digis by Phooka! Can't wait to see what you make!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Michelle's Scrapbooking & More is one of our sponsors for this challenge at Craft Us Crazy. You can get this little cutie called Ballerina Fairy by Alisa Ramirez here. This is an actual rubber stamp and it is so nicely etched that I get a perfectly full image everytime I stamp it even though it is a really nice size stamp and I'm not the best stamper out there. The papers I used are from the Basic Grey Euphoria line and those sweet ticket stamps are from Whimsy Stamps and they are called Friendship Ticket Sentiments. I colored it with the following copics and then went over several areas with my Sakura Clear Star glitter pen.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Craft Us Crazy is a challenge to use Something New or Your Favorite Embellishment. I decided to do both....my favorite embellishment to use is ribbon. One of these days I'll get my crafting space cleaned up and I'll take a photo of my ribbon storage....I love ribbon!!! Anywho....I love to pleat my ribbon as I did on this card and my something new is I took some of my wrinkle ribbon and made a flower......so easy....don't know why I didn't try this before. I love watching all the youtube videos out there where these talented crafters share their techniques and I can't remember who I first saw do this but it definitely isn't my own idea. All I did was hand stitch a running stitch along the bottom of a piece of seam binding that I glimmer misted and then just pulled and gathered it into the shape I wanted....I then added a button with some baker's twine (2 more of my favorite embellies). This sweet little happy house image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo....isn't it adorable???? You can find it here.... you can even purchase it already colored! Digital Delights has graciously sponsored this challenge and the winner will receive 3 images of their choice! Here is a little bit about Digital Delights:
Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7! In addition we also have a growing range of "Delightful Piecings" which are paper pieced files designed to be used with your cutting machines or for hand cutting.
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Also sponsoring this challenge is Michelle's Scrapbooking and More.....can you believe it....you have 2 chances to win!!! Michelle has graciously donated a $10 gift card to her store....be sure to sign up for her email list as she sends out coupon codes regularly, too!!! She not only has some AWESOME designs but she also has woonderful prices on "supplies" also! Here is a little bit about Michelle's Scrapbooking and More:
Michelle's Scrapbooking & More is the home of The Pixie Cottage Stamps. We have been in the internet retail craft market for nearly five years! We carry all the rubber and photopolymer stamps that crafter seem to crave, in addition we have all the goodies you need to make your scrapbooks and cards. Stop by and sign up for our newsletter to receive big monthly discount coupons. Take a look at our new Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn dies and Copic markers.
Can't wait to see your projects! Here are the copics I used on the card above:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Cutting Cafe is our sponsor for Craft Us Crazy for the whole month of May! This cutie is named Everyday Ruby J and you can purchase her here. I used some paper I've had in my stash from way back when I first started scrapbooking for this project. I paper pieced her dress .... yes I actually used my scissors...I know I've almost forgotten how to do that. I did use my nestabilities to cut out the image bases though. Here is a little bit about The Cutting Cafe:
Hello my name is Regina Easter. I have 4 wonderful children and an awesome supportive husband. I have for as long as I can remember loved all the aspects of creating things with paper and drawing. So it was only fitting that I decided to open up The Cutting Cafe' and I am loving every bit of this new venture. The Cutting Cafe' offers affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....The Cutting Files also come in the format where you can cut out the files using some of the latest Machine Cutters like the Pazzles Inspiration and Bosskut Gazelle. The Printable Stamps are just that, images that are sent to you through email that you print out using your home printer. After the images are printed out, you can just color them in like you would any other stamped imaged...One great thing about the Printable Stamps and Cutting Files is that you no longer have to worry about finding space to store all of your stamps....You can keep them all in a folder in your computer and use over and over again.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
You know I do love Echo Park but this For The Record kit is amazing!!!! I wanted to use so many of the patterns on this LO! Everything on this page came from the kit except the basic black cardstock. I did some distressing both with ink and my distress tool to rough up the edges and then I tore some areas and rolled the paper back so you can see the backside....then I took bits of another pattern and tucked it in those areas. Those cute little "typewriter numbers" are stickers from the kit and take a look at the headers on this green ledger paper
I knew I had to put priceless up there as soon as I saw the paper. "The news" and the "less" are also from stickers included in this kit. I can still make tons more projects with the rest of the kit...these EP kits are packed!!! You can find this kit and much more at Crop Chocolate which is not your typical daily deal site......they change their deal many many times throughout the day so you want to keep this site open! Plus there is a fun message board where you can find lots of info and ideas....wonderful ladies over there who will watch for things for you if you know there is something particular you want but you are going to be away....they will "hold" it for you and can send it to your shopping cart later if you want. Be sure to check it out!!!