Morning all! I am fresh-ly back from an amazing weekend spent with the uber-talented ladies of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine and their 2nd annual Crop & Create Calgary. What an amazing time and the love and inspiration these ladies share with us is just incredible, not to mention their AMAZING sponsors!
Today for our Spring is in the AirChallenge on the Use Your Stuff blog I want to share a layout that I created over the weekend in Vicki Boutin’s Cluster’s, Bubbles and Layers, Oh My! Class. In this class, Vicki walked us through some fun techniques for creating little clusters and adding dimension with layers and (your friend) foam dots! We used an amazing kit of papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Moonstruck collection. This collection is not normally colors that I work with but after creating some amazing layouts I really do love it!
This is the single layout that we created and I thought that those beautiful fussy cut flowers are a perfect indicator of spring. We used an awesome technique with black paint and dishsoap – blowing bubbles (so much fun!) that you can see on the white cardstock layer.
” more like a snow cone than a volcano”– Vicki Boutin
” Blossom to Awesome” – Vicki Boutin
This layout also used a bunch of rub ons from the collection (I had forgotten how much fun rub ons can be) as well as some of the ephemera pack!
I hope you like the layout, and I hope you will play along with our challenge. Be sure to click on the link attached to Vicki’s name above so that you can check out her artist page on FB where she will be highlighting some techniques, tutorials and just fun with her new Vicki Boutin Line with American Crafts! Woohoo! We got to see and play with some of these at C&C and they are freaking fantastic!
So I get the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up. I’m not 100% sold on it yet (it’s been since September) but can’t quite bring myself to cancel. It’s been hit and miss for me.
The December kit was a desk calendar kit. Ya, not my thing. So with the help of Pinterest, I found some great card ideas instead!
We have a challenge at Use Your Stuff this week which is Flowers! Perfect. The kit has some great flowery bits that I could use! Take a look!
They actually turned out great! Thank you to those totally creative individuals on Pinterest!
These are the rest of the cards I made with the kit!
All the sequins and butterflies (using the Butterflies thinlits from Stampin’ Up) were from my stash as were some of the sentiments but much of the cards were from the kit.
I think they turned out well! Now, make sure you stop by the Use Your Stuff blog this week and join in our challenge. The DT has created some fabulous projects and a lot of our new team has joined in the fun!
Hello everyone!. Can you believe it is Daylight Savings this weekend? Then right around the corner is Spring! Weeeee!! The DT at Sunsational Stamps is going to be highlighting some of our fun Easter and Spring Stamps for you over the next week or so, to get you into the mood for nicer weather and all the buds and flowers blooming…Saying goodbye to winter for yet another year.
Today I am using this cute little bunny and egg image. He’s just so adorable! He may not be in the store yet, but he’s definitely going to be made available asap for you to use!
Lots of fun spring colors on this card and my favorite–layers 🙂 A little bit of stickles for the nose and the egg stripes 🙂 I colored him with my copics and then did some chalking in the background. The DP is from Hot off the Press. The flowers are $$ store and the sentiment is from Michaels. My little bit of fringe is from CTMH. Just because I’m really into them right now, a few little sequins to finish off the flowers. I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget to shop at the store to get started on your Easter and Spring cards!!
Lots of fun spring colors on this card and my favorite–layers 🙂 A little bit of stickles for the nose and the egg stripes 🙂 I colored him with my copics and then did some chalking in the background. I hope you enjoy him and don’t forget to shop at the store to get started on your Easter and Spring cards!!
A simple card. That is what I have for you today to go with our new challenge at Use Your Stuff this week. Our theme is ‘DOILY’. Incorporate a doily somewhere on your project, it can be an actual doily, a stencil, a stamp etc. I have only 1 doily stamp and I really do love it because it is so versatile. I needed to make a simple nondescript card that I could write a quick note in and mail off to a friend, so it also cannot be too bulky to mail.
I decided to do a bit of resist embossing. Simple but some nice texture. I stamped the image in my Versamark and then went over it with white embossing powder. I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in peeled paint and shabby shutters. To finish it off I just added some ribbon and a couple of flowers.
We hope you will play along with us this week on the blog and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
I know that most scrappers will be celebrating NSD in one form or another this weekend. I know I will be. I’m off to my annual crop being sponsored by Sandy over at Scrapshotz all day Saturday with my friends and cannot wait!
We do have a challenge for you at Creative Corner Challenges this week, perhaps something to work on while you are celebrating. It’s all about the special women in our lives, on their special day…it could be a mom, stepmom, grandma, favorite aunt or that one lady in your life that was like a mom to you. We want to see your Mother’s Day projects this week.
The DT has some lovely projects for you. Here’s mine. I found the idea for this on pinterest weeks ago and really loved the simple style but enjoyed how it could be used for any type of card. I just used some scrap DP from my box , but it allowed me to bring out the vellum which is something that I hadn’t used in awhile. I stamped on it for the strip and the sentiment. I cut the flowers out with a punch and then just ran over them with a tool to make the edges curl.
I hope you enjoy it and I hope you will play along with us.
Hello all! Happy Easter! We had a big dinner at my house yesterday so today is a scrappy day for me! Woohooo!
Our challenge at Red Carpet Studios is up this week. Our theme movie: The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.
For this challenge, you can interpret heat any way you wish, could be heat embossing, summer fun (when it’s nice and warm), the warm colors of fire, show us how it speaks to you!
I decided for this challenge to pull out my heat embossing tool. It seems like awhile since I’ve used it. I inked a panel with some Tim Holtz distress ink in Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed. I then used versamark to put on the stamped flower design and heat embossed it. I then added the ribbon, flowers and sentiment (Stampin Up) to the panel. The leaves I cut out of some scraps of green cardstock using a sizzix die that I have. The little orange bead Imade by melting down some pony beads in the oven (as I’m just too cheap to pay for the dots full price) I think it turned out rather well with some lovely colors and nice textures.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with so please play along with us! We also have aother wonderful sponsor this week for our challenge. An added bonus to be sure!
Snow. We still have it and want it to go away! We are hopefully **fingers crossed** going to have some better weather here this weekend.
Our challenge at Creative Corner Challenge this week is April Showers bring May Flowers. We would like to see projects with flowers, water, rain, anything along those lines.
I have been creating a lot of ATC’s lately for some Swap-bot challenges. So I decided to do one that would work with our challenge this week as well.
To create this ATC I used a book page that was sent to me in a swap. I inked it with some distress ink and then stamped the flower (Stampin Up) over top. I added a sticker that I had in my stash and washed it all down with some Modge Podge. I then added a little bit of twine to finish it off. I hope you like it.
Be sure to stop by the blog and play along with us.