Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Note Pad Holder

Hi everyone! Our church each year gives a gift to all the moms on Mother's Day and as the acting Sunday School Director it is my responsibility to pick out the gift to give.  Last year with the help of my mom and sister we created photo holders and the women liked them more than the store bought items we had given in the past. So this year we are thinking of creating a notepad holder for each mom.  I took inspiration from a recent tutorial on the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog. You can find the tutorial here. I followed the basics of the tutorial. However, I had to adjust the sizes since I purchased the wrong size note pads!!! But in the end it all worked out and here is my finished note pad holder featuring Kraftin' Kimmie's Bambi Bubble Gum image.


The paper I used (aqua dot, aqua diamond plaid and aqua) are all from The Paper Studio's basics paper pad and I paired them with a basic white card stock.  The punch I used is an eyelet lace border punch from Martha Stewart and paired it with a basic white ribbon. I stamped the image directly onto Spectrum Noir smooth card stock and colored it using Spectrum Noir pens.  I layered 3 flowers (1 white paper, 1 aqua fabric and 1 mini dark aqua fabric) and added a blue gem to the center. I also added 2 flowers and 6 more gems.

On the inside added the dot patterned paper to one side and the diamond plaid patterned paper to the other side. I added plain aqua down the inside of the spine and the dot patterned paper down the spine between the two pockets.  I added the plain aqua paper to the outside of each pocket.  I added a piece of white card stock punched using the eyelet lace border punch with a strip of the diamond plaid patterned paper across the top of the pocket and added the notepad to the opposite pocket.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Kraftin' Kimmie: Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays: No Sentiment

The Ribbon Girl: Any Image - Add Ribbon or Lace

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes


Image
Kraftin' Kimmie Bambi Bubble Gum Rubber Stamp

Paper
The Paper Studio Basics Paper Pad Aqua Dot Patterned Paper
The Paper Studio Basics Paper Pad Aqua Diamond Plaid Patterned Paper
The Paper Studio Basics Paper Pad Aqua Paper
White Card Stock
 Spectrum Noir Smooth Card Stock

Embellishments
Prima White Paper Flower
Darice White Ribbon
Aqua Fabric Daisy
Dark Aqua Fabric Mini Daisy
Darice Blue Gems

Tools
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch

Coloring Tools
 Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, PP3, PP5, FS2, BT1, BT2, BT4, BT5
IG2, IG6, GB5, GB8, GB10, EB2, OR1
DR5, CT3, PL2, PL4, DG3, TB3

 

Friday, April 10, 2015

For My Sister

I created this birthday card for my older sister who will be celebrating her birthday on Sunday.  I used the sketch from the current challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch.

 

 I started with a blue square card base and added a piece of pastel blue dot patterned paper.  I cut a piece of pastel blue plaid patterned paper, backed it in blue card stock and added it down the side of the card.  I cut another strip out of the blue card stock, punched the bottom using an eyelet lace border punch and added a white satin ribbon across the top. I added that piece to the bottom of the card.  I colored the House Mouse image She Loves Me using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in blue card stock. I made a bow out of the same white ribbon and added it to the bottom corner of the image. I stamped the birthday sentiment directly onto the plaid card stock and then finished off by adding 3 blue bubbles to the card's upper corner.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:



The Ribbon Girl: Pastel Colors

Stamp and Create: Anything Goes


Cute Card Thursday: Bonny Blues



Crafty Calendar Challenge: Add A Sentiment

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant: Pastel Colors

Clear It Out: Theme: Anything Goes   Stash: Anything Goes

Loves Rubber Stamps: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter: Birthdays With A Sentiment

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes with a Twist..... Spring Colors

Aud Sentiment: Birthday Sentiment


Image
House Mouse She Loves Me Rubber Stamp

Sentiment
Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Paper
Colorbok Sue's Blue Plaid Patterned Paper
Blue Dot Patterned Paper
White Card Stock
Coredinations Blue Lightning Card Stock

Embellishments
Queen & Co Blue Bubbles
White Satin Ribbon

Tools
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch

Coloring Tools 
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, FS6, TB1, TB2, IG1, IG2, IG4, DG2, CT2


Thanks!

I was asked to create a thank you card by the director of the food pantry that I volunteer at.  One of the local banks recently did a peanut butter and jelly food drive and gave part of what they collected to our food pantry.  So I created this card as a thank you from those who run and volunteer at the food pantry. 

To create my card I used the week 1 sketch at Viva La Verve.

 


I started with a light purple card base and added a piece of white card stock that I embossed using a dot embossing folder.  Then I added a piece of lavender floral patterned paper.  Across the top I punched a piece of light purple card stock using an eyelet lace border punch and added it to a piece of the lavender floral patterned paper.  The sentiment is stamped onto a piece of white card stock that I punched out using a real estate border punch and then backed it in light purple card stock.  I layered a purple fabric mini flower to a white glitter fabric flower.  I added a pearl to the center of the flower and leaves and branches that I punched out of sage green and light purple card stock.  I also punched butterflies out of light purple card stock.  I added snowflake pearls and star dust stickles to the larger butterfly and star dust stickles to the smaller butterflies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Viva La Verve: Sketch Week #1

Deep Ocean Challenge: Things With Wings


Crafty Calendar Challenge: Add A Sentiment

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant: Pastel Colors

Clear It Out: Theme: Anything Goes     Stash: Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

City Crafter: Case One (butterflies, pearls, light purple, flowers)

Pile It On: Die Cuts and/or Punches

Eureka Stamps: Spring Flowers

Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Simon Wednesday Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring Flowers

Little Red Wagon: Spring Is In The Air

Try It On Tuesday: They Who Have Wings

Moving Along With The Times: Photo Inspiration (Butterflies)


Sentiment
Thanks Rubber Stamp

Paper
Recollections Light Purple Card Stock
White Card Stock
Lavender Floral Patterned Paper
Bazzill Basics Lily Pond Card Stock

Embellishments
Petaloo White Glitter Fabric Flower
Purple Fabric Mini Flower
Queen & Co Snowflake Pearls
Stardust Stickles

Tools
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart 3 Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
EK Success Leaf Punch
EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch
Cuttlebug
Cuttlebug Dot Embossing Folder

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Guest Designer at Inky Impressions

I'm so excited to announce that I was asked to be a guest designer over at the Inky Impressions Challenge.  This week's theme is THANK YOU.  I created my card using Flag Lili USA.


I started with a red card base and added a piece of blue gingham patterned paper backed in white card stock.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in red card stock.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock punched out using a real estate sign punch and backed it in red card stock. I layered a blue paper flower onto two white paper flowers and added a red glitter star button to the center. I also added a blue glitter star button and a silver glitter star button to the sentiment.  I added silver, Christmas red and stardust stickles to the image (barretts, belt, sandals and star on skirt).

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

My Creative Moments Monday Morning Challenge: Colorful Creations

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes

Everybody Art: Anything Goes

The Pink Elephant: Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes

Image
Inky Impressions Flag Lili USA Digital Stamp

Sentiment
Inkadinkado Expressions and Frames Rubber Stamp Set

Paper
The Paper Studio Basics Pad Blue Gingham Patterned Paper
White Card Stock
Recollections Red Card Stock

Embellishments
Red Star Glitter Button
Blue Star Glitter Button
Silver Star Glitter Button
Studio G Blue Paper Flower
Studio G White Paper Flowers
Silver Stickles
Christmas Red Stickles
Stardust Stickles

Tools
EK Success Real Estate Sign Punch

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, FS2, FS3, IG1, IG2, TB3, DR3, GB8, GB10

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tilda Birthday

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog.  Today I have a birthday card to share with you. This one I created using Magnolia's Summer Flower Tilda rubber stamp.  I used sketch #1 from this month's challenge at Viva La Verve.

I started with a pink 5" square card base.  I added a piece of pink plaid patterned paper backed in gray card stock.  I cut 2 squares, one out of pink paper and one out of gray card stock and rounded the corners on both.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir markers, cut it out in an oval and backed it in pink paper.  Then I backed it in white and cut around it using scalloped scissors.  I cut 2 banners out of gray card stock.  I stamped the sentiment onto one and backed it in pink paper and then added them to the card.   I layered a white paper flower and a pink cherry blossom and added that to the banners.  I punched a leaf out of sage green card stock and 3 mini butterflies out of gray card stock.  I added 3 light pink gems to the upper corner of the card and diamond stickles to the fairy wings and the butterflies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Viva La Verve: Sketch #1

Spectrum Noir: Add A Sentiment


In The Pink: Lots Of Layers

The Challenge: Anything Goes

Image
Magnolia Summer Flower Tilda Rubber Stamp

Sentiment
Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Paper
The Paper Studio Paper Pad - Pink Plaid Patterned Paper
White Card Stock
The Paper Studio basics Paper Pad - Pink Paper
Gray Card Stock
Green Card Stock

Embellishments
Darice Light Pink Gems
Diamond Stickles
Studio G White Paper Flower
Wild Orchid Pink Paper Cherry Blossom

Tools
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
EK Success Leaf Punch
EK Success Corner Punch

Color Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
FS2, FS3, PP1, PP3, PP5, DG2, GB8, GB10, BT1, BT2, IG1, CT3 


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Birthday With Tilda

I created this spring birthday card for a friend who celebrated her birthday this past Thursday.  The image I used is Summer Flower Tilda. 



I added a piece of lime green dot patterned card stock to a piece of white wash green gate card stock and then added it to a white card base.  I colored the image using Spectrum Noir pens and backed it in white wash green gate and white card stock. 

To create the flower I added a white glitter fabric daisy to a lime green paper flower and then added that to a white paper daisy.  I added a grass green rhinestone to the center.  I added a white feather behind the flower. I punched 3 branches out of white wash green gate card stock and added them in behind the flower. I added 3 rows of grass green rhinestones coming out from behind the feathers.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock, punched it out using a real estate punch, backed it in white wash green gate card stock and added 4 grass green rhinestones under the sentiment.  I punched 3 mini butterflies out of the white wash green gate card stock.  I added 1 to the sentiment, 1 to the image and 1 to the feather. I added stardust stickles to the butterflies, branches and to Tilda's wings.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Design Challenge: Lots of Green


Magnolia Mania: Butterflies


Aud Sentiments: Use A 2 Word Sentiment


Fantasy Stampers: Spring Is In The Air

2 Cute Ink: Glitter


Brown Sugar Challenge: Anything Goes


Time For Magnolia: Spring Is In The Air

Tilda's Town: Anything Goes


Image
Magnolia Summer Flower Tilda Rubber Stamp

Sentiment
 Stampendous Birthday Wish Rubber Stamp Set

Paper
DCWV Lime Green Dot Patterned Card Stock
White Card Stock
Coredinations White Wash Green Gate Card Stock

Embellishments
Prima White Paper Daisy
Stardust Stickles
Petaloo Favric White Glitter Daisy
White Feather
Studio G Lime Green Paper Flower
Queen and Co Grass Green Rhinestones

Tools
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
EK Success Real Estate Punch

Coloring Tools
Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, PP5, FS2, FS3, OR1, EB2, CG1, CG2, BT2