Thursday, May 30, 2013

Enjoy your Day! - Digital Delights - Walking the Dog

Today is my final card for the May releases at Digital Delights and that means next week we have New Releases!

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inkspirational - Anything Goes (10 combined challenges max)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes with Buttons as an option (10 combined challenges max)
Here Come The Boys - Buttons
Cupcake Crafts - Boys
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Oh To Be Young Again
Paper Playtime - 2 or More Ribbons (or trim,twine/string etc)

Card Recipe:
Image - Walking the Dog
Sentiment - Keeping in Touch Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Sunshowers by Heidi Grace
Ribbon - Michaels
Buttons - Stash
Twine - The Twinery

Now how cute is this little guy, gosh I just want to smooch his cheeks! And his doggie is adorable!
There we go, the last of my new release cards for May, next week we have more new designs for you and in the meantime I have a few more cards coming up so be sure to drop back.
Also if you are not already a follower, now may be a good time to click and join as I have a big Blog Candy in the works for when I get to 1000 followers and I am less than 40 away so you won't want to miss it!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Picnic Explosion Box Scor-Pal Paper Smooches Cross Promotion

Top 3 at 2 Sisters
Winner at Crafty Catz
Top 3 at 613 Avenue Create
Winner at Sentimental Sundays
Featured Artist at Anything But a Card

Today I'd like to share my creation for the cross promotion on both the Scor-Pal blog and the Paper Smooches blog
As the set of stamps I worked with were food orientated I decided to go with an explosion box designed to look like a picnic basket :)

Project Recipe:
Picnic Paper - Hobby Lobby
Stamp Set - Think Fast by Paper Smooches
Grass Border Punch - Fiskars
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Adhesive - Scor-Tape

In a 12" square piece of cardstock score at 4" on all 4 sides.

Burnish all score lines and trim away the squares formed at the 4 corners as shown in the photo.

Decorate as desired

For the lid you need a square measuring 7 1/8". Score at 1 1/2" on all four sides.

Burnish all score lines, snip up to the first score line on the squares formed at the corners (to make the flap to make the corners of the lid) and add Scor-Tape to the flaps as shown in the photo.

Form the lid being adhering the flap to the inside edges and burnish on the inside to form crisp corners.

The lid should be only just slightly larger than the base so that it hold the sides of the explosion box in place.
Decorate the lid as desired.

Use a 12" strip of cardstock to make the handle (it is only a decorative handle, if the box is lifted by the handle the box will open)

Add the handle to the lid and decorate the rest of the box as desired.

Finally on the inside of the box add mats for you to add photos to.
I hope that you have enjoyed my project.


Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - A Fancy Fold or Two (1 entry only)
2 Sisters - Outdoor Fun
Sentimental Sunday - Outdoor Fun
Anything But A Card - Dust off Supplies (old items are the papers)

Inky Impressions Challenge - Something Not Regularly Seen on a card

Edited to add: Made Top 3 at Amusing Challenges
Winner at Craft Your Passion
- Thanks so much!!

It's time for another challenge at Inky Impressions and we want to see you use something on your card that you wouldn't usually see.
I found some mesh in my box of "I bought this but don't know what to do with it" and it worked great for this challenge!

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Use It Tuesday - Anything Goes (stashed item is the paper)
Craft Your Passion - Natural Materials (the mesh and twine)
The Shabby Tearoom - Shabby Sunshine (Include Aqua, Yellow, White/Cream and Twine)
Craft It Up and Link It Up - Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Bloggers - Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Stamp, Stitching)
Twisted Tuesday - Children and Yellow
Catered Crop - Yellow
That Craft Place - Punches and Dies
Corrosive - I've Been Framed

Card Recipe:
Image - Cutie Pie Angelica
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Unknown
Sentiment - Heidi Grace Sunshowers
Die Cuts - Oval and Beaded Oval by Spellbinders
Border Punch - Fiskars
Ribbon - Michaels
Twine - Making Memories
Mesh - Unknown
Spotted Button - The Paper Studio
Tiny Buttons - Dress It Up

So it's time for you to get your thinking cap on and find something a little different to add to your card and then come and share with us at Inky Impressions

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Pile It On #21 - Put a Bird On It

It is a new challenge at Pile It On and this week we want you to "Put a Bird On It!
We are sponsored by the super cute Paper Nest Dolls and Christine let us use some of her great images for our cards.

Whimsy Inspires - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Inklings and Yarns - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
The Perfect Sentiment - Anything Goes with Sentiment on the Front
My Hearts Pieces - Be Sentimental (3 entries only)
Little Red Wagon - Make It Punny
LEJ Designs - Punches and/or Dies
Frosted Designs - Punches
DRS Designs - Paper Punches
Robyn's Fetish - Birds
Sweet Pea Stamps - Birds of a Feather
The House That Stamps Built - Fur, Fins or Feathers
Craft Your Passion - Party Animal
Love to Scrap - Pastel or Primary

Card Recipe:
Image - Artist Avery
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Hootenanny by My Minds Eye
Ribbon - Unknown
Rhinestones - Michaels
Banner Punch - Fiskars

This challenge was a real Hoot (get it, Hoot!) and we sure do hope you will come along and play with us at Pile It On this week

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Inky Impressions New Releases - Work Hard, Play Harder!

I've been so busy this week that it was lucky that I could make one card fit two commitments!
This card fits both my last Guest Designer spot at Cheery Lynn Designs and it features one of the New Releases from Inky Impressions!
There are two new rubber stamps, Nickie in The Rain and Christopher Riding Bike, and we have Golfer Boy as a brand new digital image!
I find that I don't use many of the fancy die cuts on boy cards so it was nice to challenge myself and I really like the finished result.

Copic Markers Europe - Only Boys Aloud
Whimsy Inspires - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
My Hearts Pieces - Be Sentimental (3 entries only)
Basic Grey - Inspired by a Song (Bicycle by Queen)
Crafty Sentiments - Buttons (1 entry only)
Cuttin and Stampin - Use a Bicycle
Die Cuttin Divas - Use a Bicycle
LEJ Designs - Punches/Dies
Oldie But a Goodie - Inspired by a Song (Bicycle by Queen)(paper is the old item)
Artistic Impressions - Cards for Men
Card Mania - Spots and/or Stripes

Card Recipe:
Image - Christopher Riding Bike
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Oliver by Basic Grey
Brads - Basic Grey
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Heart Buttons - Dress It Up
Arrow - Colorbok
Ribbon - Michaels
Cheery Lynn Dies - Card Maker Scalloped Rectangles (3 sizes), Grass Border and Cuties 2 (used as a border)

This border is actually meant to be rolled to make a flower but I think it coordinates well with the scalloped edge on the rectangles
I hope you liked this little guy as much as I do.

Pink Gem #81 - Bring On The Sunshine

It's time for another challenge at A Gem of A Challenge and this week is a great one as we want to see "Bring On The Sunshine"
You could use a sunny scene, a warm color palette, sunshine images, anything as long as it is Sunny!

Whimsy Inspires - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Wags N Whiskers - Anything Goes
My Hearts Pieces - Be Sentimental (3 entries only)
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Flowers
Belli - Flowers
Fresh Brewed - Flowers
Milk Coffee - Load on The Flowers
Countryview Challenges - How Does Your Garden Grow?
Flourishes - Butterflies

Card Recipe:
Image - Ice Cream Ellie
Sentiment - Sunshine and Smiles
Medium - Copic Markers
Tree - Heart Tree Pre-Colored
Paper - Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder
Butterflies and Flowers - Colorbok
Ribbon (inside) - May Arts
Die Cuts - Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scallops, Woodgrain Fence by MFT and Grass Border by Cheery Lynn Designs

I did a combination on this card, the Ellie image was colored with Copics but the Tree image was pre-colored, a perfect match!
Now it's your turn to craft and we can't wait to see your results over at A Gem of A Challenge!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Dance in The Rain - Inky Impressions Inspiration

It's Bad Weather Makeup Day here so we have a 4 day weekend and I have lots of things planned. I hope you have some fun things in your Memorial Day weekend.
For my Friday card I have a very cute Inky Impressions card for you to see.

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Shellys Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
Sarah Hurley - Shades of Blue (10 combined challenges max)
Stamp N Doodle - Feeling Blue
Flourishes - Butterflies
Creative Inspirations - Bingo! (Blue, Ribbon, Polka Dots)(10 combined challenges max)
Southern Girls - Dots (1 entry only)

Card Recipe:
Image - Fairy on a Clothespin
Sentiment - Dance in The Rain
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Juniper Berry by DCWV
Die Cut - Scalloped Doily by Cottage Cutz
Ribbon - Michaels
Stickers - Colorbok

This little cutie looks rather thoughtful so I kept the color scheme muted and I found some great umbrella paper to match the sentiment.
I hope you enjoyed this and be back over the weekend as I have more cards for you to see.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Parisian Purse - Scor-Pal May Arts

Welcome to my spot on the Scor-Pal and May Arts Blog Hop!

You should have come to me from Lalo IK's blog.
If not then go back to either the Scor-Pal blog or the May Arts blog for all the details and so you don't miss a single spot.

For my project I decided to make a Paris themed purse designed to hold notecards.

Project Recipe:
Tools - Scor-Pal, and Scor-Mat Adhesive - Scor-Tape and Hot Glue
Stamps - Moulin Rouge Tilda
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Countryside Villa by The Paper Studio
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Die Cuts - Oval and Beaded Oval by Spellbinders
Accents - The Paper Studio
Hinge - Making Memories
Fabric Brad - The Paper Studio
Ribbons/Trim - Eyelet Trim, Black and White Chevron Wired all May Arts

Here you can see the items used in this project.

The base of the purse is made from black card stock measuring 12" by 6" scored at 4" and 8" along the 12" side.

For the pockets inside you start with a piece of card stock 10" by 4"
On the 10" side score at 1", 2", 8" and 9"
On the 4" side score at 1" and 2"
Burnish all folds

Decorate the front as wished.
Trim the corner flaps as in the photo and add Scor-Tape as in the photo to create the pocket.

Decorate the inside panels of the purse before adding the pockets that will hold the cards

Punched both sides of 12" by 1 3/4" strips of cardstock to create the handles.
Use Scor-Tape to attach to the inside panels of the purse.

Decorate the handle and purse edge as you desire.

Here you can see the double pockets inside the purse.

This flower was created from a 12" length of eyelet trim that was gathered along the edge with a simple running stitch and then the ends stitched together once gathered.
It was topped with a fabric brad

The completed purse.
A metal hinge was used as the fastener on the top. The hinge was attached with brads on one side and a magnet attached to the front inside top so that the hinge would attach and hold the purse closed.

The following are just close ups of the decoration.

Your next stop on the hop is Sandy Allnock but before you leave be sure to leave me a comment so you can be in with a chance of winning the prize


Totally Tilda - More Than One Fold
Hobby Cutz - More Than One Fold
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything But a Card
Can You Digi It - Anything But a Card
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Emerald Faeries - Ribbon (3 entries only)
Fab N Funky - Ribbon and/or Lace
Stampavie and More - Ribbon or Lace
Incy Wincy - Metal Mania (the fastener)
Lexi's Creations - Black, White and 1 Other Color (Red)
Ooh La La - Seeing Red
Opus Gluei - Black