Saturday, September 13, 2014

A New Challenge at My Sheri Crafts!

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and this time Raquel challenged us to make a "Birthday Celebration" project.  Here is mine:

I love this paper pad from  .  I've had it for awhile and this is the first time I've used it.

I distressed the inside edges with black ink.  I've waffled backed and forth on whether or not this is too much black for a birthday card.  But I've finally decided it's o.k.  What do you think?  


Sentiment stamp: Just Rite
Die cut:  Spellbinders
Flower & Leaves diecuts:  Cuttlebug
Gems:  Paper studio
Feather:  bag of feathers gifted to me from my sister

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll check out all the other great DT inspiration over at My Sheri Crafts and join us!

I've entered these challenges:

Creative Moments - fall colors
Eclectic Ellepu - Purplies - Lady's Birthday

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Really Simple Birthday card

I've just got a quick birthday card to share today.  I wanted to join in the Chi Chi Memories challenge and so I purchased this cute digi and made a card with their sketch:

      I just think this is such a cute digi!

I've colored her with Spectrum Noir markers and cut her out with a Spellbinders die, which is layered on another SB die of the same size, but rotated.  I did the same thing with the little cake stamp, which is a Stampendous stamp.

Just a fun, simple little card with an adorable digi!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Star Accordion Mini Scrapbook

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we have a recipe challenge!  The recipe is 1 Image, 2 Papers and 3 Flowers.  We are sponsored by "A Day For Daisies" and I got to use this sweet image "A Gift From the Stars" and I made a mini album with the fun "Star Accordion" technique.  One of my friends bought one of these albums at a yard sale and gave it to me to "figure out how that was done and make one!"  :)  So I figured it out, made one, then looked through mini-album pictures until I found it so I knew what it was called!  The actual pattern uses 3  12x12 papers, but I only used 2 and made an album for a baby shower gift for my niece:

This is the view when you first open it up. You can only get 2 4x6 pictures on one side as the rest of the squares have a fold in them.  You could put smaller pictures on those if you wanted.

These two tags have been in my stash since I first started scrapping!

These two cute animals cuts are from Crictut's "New Arrival" cartridge

This is the view when you turn it over.  I wanted her to be able to add  a couple more 4x6 pictures. 

This digi stamp is from Digi Darla.

The labels are preloaded cuts on the Cricut Imagine.  Papers are from "Nana's Kids,Baby Boy" paper pad.  The stamps are rubber stamps (on labels) are from Stampendous and Stampabilities.

Sorry this is such a picture heavy post, but there's a lot to look at! We are having a "Scrapbook Baby Shower" in a couple of weeks.  Emily isn't a big paper crafter, so we will be making layout pages for her so all she has to do is add pictures! one tell her about this album yet!  :)

But DO head on over the Tuesday Throwdown and check out all the great inspiration there, then join in the fun!

I've entered this project here:

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity - something digital
Fantabulous Cricut - mix & match
Love To Create - flowers and stitching
Clear It Out - fancy folds, stash item-punches or dies  
Craft Room Challenge - something old (tags die cuts), something new (paper 
                                   pad, album technique)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Guest Design spot for Die Cuttin' Divas!

How exciting to be a Guest Designer for the Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge!  This week the challenge is a sketch and I love the sketch they are using:

and here's my take on it:

All papers and the lacy medallion are printed and cut with the Imagine cartridge "Lori's Garden".  The medallion is mounted on a Just Rite lacy circle stamp, which is then on a Spellbinders Lacy Circle cut.  I added a few gems and strip of ribbon.  Inside I used a sympathy stamp from My Sentiments Exactly.

Be sure to head over to Die Cuttin' Divas and check out all the great inspiration there and join us!

I've entered this card here:

Party Time Tuesdays - anything goes
ABC Challenges - S for Shabby chic
The Crazy Challenge - 3 of a kind (3 circles, 3 papers, 3 rows on bottom)
Crafty Hazelnut - use patterned papers
PINspirational challenges - insprational picture

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Life is Like A Piano...

Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts and this time it's my turn to host and I chose "Celebrate the Piano".  September is "Piano Month", so let's see cards or projects with a music theme or musical instrument--preferably a piano!

I recently bought a stack of picture frames at an auction and I chose to alter this beautiful black and gold frame:

This sentiment is on a digi stamp from Digi Darla, but I designed it in Silhouette studio to cut from vinyl and put on the top of the glass to make a 3D effect.  The piano is a "A Child's Year" Cricut cut, the background paper is from Anna Griffin and I finished it off with some Primo flowers.

You can kind of see the 3D effect in this view.

I hope you'll head over to My Sheri Crafts to check out all the wonderful inspiration there and join us!

This project entered here:

Aud Sentiments - any sentiment other than Happy Birthday
Eclectic Ellepu - Purplies team - anything goes
The Crafter's Cafe - use die cuts and punches
Left of Center - alter it
The Outlawz Challenges Twisted Thursday - anything goes, optional lighthouse
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes
Hiding In my Craftroom - anything goes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown #210

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, we are sponsored by Freckled Fawn and our theme is the ever popular "Anything Goes"!  Freckled Fawn was so generous they sent each of us a great little packet of items to use and here's what I came up with using my gifts:

I used an acrylic frame, stickers and washi tape from Freckled Fawn.  The stamp is from Stampabilites, the flower is from The Paper Studio and the paper is from Melody Ross.
I used a Happy Birthday stamp from Hero Arts on the inside.

So it's a super simple theme this week, no excuses for not joining in!  See you there!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My First Christmas card of the year!

Hi!  I hope you're having a great weekend!  It's time for a new challenge over at My Sheri Crafts and this week we're being angelic!  :)  Peachy set the theme this week:  August 22 is "Be An Angel Day". Let's feature projects with an angel/angels in them!

I went to my favorite angel cut which is from Cricut cartridge "Christmas/Noel" and used silver foil paper for the angels.

The background paper is some leftover from last year's Christmas cards and it's printed with Cricut Imagine cartridge "Snow Angel".  I really like this paper!

The sentiment stamp is from Stampabilities and I've used embossing powder on it.  Now the crazy thing is, I've had this set of embossing powder for 3 or 4 years and never used the gray tube because I just never wanted anything embossed in gray.  But I've wished I could find a nice silver powder for a LONG time.  So imagine my surprise when I decided to try this gray and see how it came's a beautiful SILVER!  I've had it all along!  Sometimes I'm just really slow!

Anyway, this is a really Clean and Simple card and I liked the way it turned out.  So now, find your inner angel and come join us at My Sheri Crafts!