Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scrappin' Chics Guest Designer-Third and Final Post

Welcome back to my third and final post as a Guest Designer for the Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog. I want to thank Jen and Kimmarie for giving me the opportunity to serve as a Guest Designer.  The whole design team is amazing and there are many wonderful projects over there for you to view.  Don't forget to become a follower on my blog, if you aren't already.  When I hit 100, I will have my first giveaway. Be sure to mention it to your friends.  Now on to the project:

I decided to venture out and make a "waterfall" card for this post.  I got the instructions from YouTube.  I have never made one before, but it actually turned out cute, at least I thought for a first attempt.  It is a standard A2 size card, a 4 x 5 1/4 green mat, a strip of paper 4 x 3/4" with 2 brads, four squares cut at 2 inches and 4 squares cut at 1 3/4 inches, a strip of white paper cut at 9 x 2 scored at 2, 2 3/4, 3 1/2, and 4 1/4 inches.  You layer your 2 inches squares on each score mark and the long piece goes to the back. I used a combination of dollar stamps from Michaels and a sunshine stamp set from 2001 from Stampin' Up.  I attached the 9 inch strip with a piece of sticky tape on the front side of the 4 inch piece to hold it while the card flips.  I will try to do a YouTube tutorial on this soon.  I hope you liked this post, and thanks again to Jen and Kimmarie for allowing me the opportunity to share!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scrappin' Chics Guest Designer-Second Post

Welcome to the second post as one of this month's Guest Designers over at the Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog.  After you've had a look at my entry, hop on over to the blog and give the rest of the designers some love.  For the link, look to the right of this post for the blog button.
Here is my entry:

My card for this entry was inspired by one of the background papers from the Imagine Cartridge "Hopscotch".  At the time I didn't have the Imagine or the cartridge, so I decided to make my own from cloud images temporarily adhered to the paper, some Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and the blending tool.  I used a scrap for the green grass and the cat, flower and butterfly were cut at 2.5"  from the "Kate's ABCs" and the sun was cut at 1.5" from "Simply Charmed".  The sentiment was from the "Designer's Choice" stamp set from Scrappy Mom's stamps.

I hope you enjoyed this week's entry and stay tuned for more!.  Don't forget to go to the Challenge Blog and look at everyone else's entry, and try it for yourself.  Who knows, you might win...

Scrappin' Chics June Design Team Project #2

If you came to my blog to look at the details for my second post as Guest Designer, please check back later in the day, as I was running late and didn't have time to post it this morning from home, and I forgot to bring my memory card to work with me.  It will be on my blog by tonight.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mom's Birthday Card & Entry for My Creative Time Throwback Thursday

I made this "Twisted Easel" card after watching the video from Mary at Cardz TV. It was fun to make and pretty easy.  I am entering this in the My Creative Time Throwback Thursday challenge, which was to use a Circut Lite cartridge and bling.  for this card I used the cartridges "Bloom" and "Lacy Labels".  I cut the tulib at 3.5 inches (cutting off the bottom of the stem), and I cut the labels behind it at 4 and 3.5 inches.  I used my Imagine to fill in the background labels using the Kate's Kitchen and Imagine More Cards cartridges.  The sentiments are from th My Creative Time set called "Wow, So Many Candles".  I used red stickles on the tulip and the green stickles for the leaves. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrappin' Chics Challenge Blog June Entry #1

For the first entry as one of the June Guest Designers for the Scrappin' Chics, the challenge during the month is to incorporate sunshine and an inspirational quote into something.  I decided to venture away from my standard "card-making" and do a picture frame as a gift for a recent high school graduate. She happened to be my daughter's kindergarten cadet teacher this year. 
 The sun came from Doodlecharms and was cut at I believe 2 1/2" and I used the "Wide Eyed Kids" face from Peachy Keen Stamps.  The picture frame was a $1 frame from Michaels, which I used the "crackle" technique I learned on YouTube.  I first saw a video made by Carolanne of "Logans Crafty Momma".  You paint with the lighter color on the first layer, let that dry, put a coat of Elmer's Glue-All glue over that until tacky, then put the darker color on top.  When that is dry, take a heat gun over it til it crackles, and then Mod Podge it to protect it.  It's really neat and easy to do.
 The graduation cap was cut from A Child's Year (i'm pretty sure, but I didn't save it on my Gypsy).  I used the stamp set "Follow Your Dreams" from Emma over at My Creative Time.  I used white embossing powder and also put stickles on the tassle of the cap.
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