Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monster card

Hey gals,

I'm posting on a Sunday?!   Totally odd for me but I won some stamps recently and have been dying to try them out.  They are from the Craft Lounge and are called Sweet Tooth Terrors.  I was lucky enough to get to pick out a stamp set of my choice and I thought these were soooo cute.  'Course I just love any having to do with Halloween.  The images are just so fun.

I used my Expression to make my card.  I cut the "Monster" cut on the Mini Monsters cart at 6".  How fun is the shape of the card?  I chose this cut because it was the closest monster to my digi.


Here's the inside with the stamped image and sentiment that was in the set.  The sentiment reads, "Step away from the candy".  Hilarious!!! I colored the stamp with Copics.  The candy corn surrounding the stamp are from K&Company and have gold glitter on them.  Hard to see in the pic.


I am entering my Monster card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge -  Shaped Cards
Simon says stamp and show challenge blog -  Anything goes
Cricut Cardz -  Holiday anything goes
Scrap-Creations challenge blog - Favorite Holiday
Sew Many Card Challenges -  Anything goes
Crafty Hos Challenge blog - Anything goes (this is their last challenge!)

Hope everyone has had a great weekend :)

Denise

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bliss

Being in St. Bart for 8 nights was sooo relaxing.  Stacy got a picture of my hubby in the pool and it pretty much shows what we did the entire time.   You can see the infinity pool and the gorgeous ocean behind it.  Such a gorgeous view, we were constantly admiring it.





The paper is a mistable line from Pink Paislee.  I glimmer misted both the background page, the "Bliss" mistable title, the blue tissue along the bottom of the pic, and the sheet of paper behind the pic.  The aqua, green, and yellow were the gorgeous summer colors that remind of the beauty of the island.  Pretty much went nuts with my glimmer mist.  The stamps and blue ribbon on the layout are from Pink Paislee as well.  The flowers and butterflies are from Prima.   



I made a "sun" type embellishment using ribbon that I glimmer painted with "Chandelier".  Then I used a self adhesive chipboard button to use in the center.  The colored button didn't match at all so I used the sticky side to add a star glitter to it and then adhered the color front of the button to the page using a strong glue.  Great way to change embellishments you don't like.  Under it you can see a colorful striped ribbon that added just a little bit of additional color.



I used a beautiful sketch from Twisted sketches and am entering my page at Sketches in Thyme (open sketch).

Hope everyone has a wonderful week :)

Denise

Monday, July 25, 2011

Digi Monday!

It's Digi Monday over at Paper Playtime!  This biweekly challenge is Summer.  So dig out those Summer stamps and make a project.  You can use both traditional stamps and digital stamps.  We have all kinds of sponsors for some lucky winners, including a goodie bag from Anary Designs.  I made a couple of Summertime cards for this challenge.  This first one is using a stamped image from Anary Designs, called Florist Gilli.


The second card I made was using a digital image from AI Factory Illustrations.  The sun is part of a group of digis called Nature.   It also comes with stars, moons, etc.  Isn't it so cute?!  The paper for both is from American Crafts.


                                          

Hope everyone have a wonderful Monday and crafty week!

Denise

Friday, July 22, 2011

tongue in cheek card (not for the faint hearted)

Happy Friday!  Today I made a risque card for my sis.  She has been dealing with a lot of unhappy stuff lately, so I thought I'd send her a funny card to cheer her up.  **Warning - It's definitely not PC, so don't read if you get offended easily.


It's that hilarious?!  I won some digis from Bugagoo stamps and when I saw this one I laughed so hard.  I knew I had to have it.  It's called Stella Fairy Visit.  I colored her with Copics and the paper is some really old Rusty Pickle.  The pink glitter stars are from Prima.  The one on the left looks red in the pic but is really a dark pink.
  
It's seems like forever since I've post!  Oh wait, it has been!  LOL.  Summer is just zooming by for us.  I haven't had much time to scrap or blog.  But you all know how that goes.  With kids around, crafting takes a backseat.   Is anyone liking this new blogger?  Half the time I can't get my reader to work right, so I'm definitely feeling out of the loop as far as other blogs are concerned.  This is the first CHA that I haven't followed closely through other people's blog.  Any really awesome new lines out there?

This weekend we are seeing some friends from Northern California and Chris and I are celebrating our 12th anniversary on Sunday.  We are going minature golfing and eating at a nice seafood dinner with the kids to celebrate :)  

Hope everyone has a great day,

Denise

Monday, July 18, 2011

Back from a fabulous vacation

Hey all,

I am back from the most relaxing vacation I have ever had!  Chris and I went to St. Barthelemy with our friends Stacy and Ron.  8 nights of relaxing by the pool with friends.  Absolutely fabulous.  We read by the pool, played on the beach (saw some topless gals too), and went to a 5 star restaurant.  I am still waiting for some pictures from Stacy (I didn't take a camera, gasp!) but here is a pic of the Villa we stay at.  I also got great news that I am going to totally run both the Crafter's Companion blogs and am so so excited about it.  I just love Crafter's Companion!!!   




Be back in a few days.  My sister is in town from Tennessee and should be coming over soon!  I haven't seen her since last Halloween, so I can't wait!!!

Have a fabulous week.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunflower handbag

My favorite flower is the Sunflower.  I love how big and bold they are, not to mention the gorgeous yellows and oranges.  When Sheena Douglass came out with Paint Fusion Sunflowers I was in heaven!  These amazing stamps look fabulous with paint, but they are also awesome for coloring them with pencils or Copics.   This amazing paper handbag was made using my Ultimate Crafter's Companion tool and Envelobox board.  You can see the free tutorital by Sara here.  I added various green, blue, and white flowers and leaves around the sunflowers, making sure my Sunflowers stayed the focus of the project.  I also added some lace along the bottom around the entire handbag.



You can see that after I colored these wonderfully huge stamps with Copics, I added some Stickles to give it a little glitter.


I had a lot of fun decorating the back of my bag as well.  I used another sunflower as the focal point, and added tiny yellow flowers with bling where the handbag opens.


 To keep the handbag closed I used a small magnet.



I absolutely love this handbag.  When my son saw it he said he wanted one too to hold his pokemon cards!  Guess making a more masculine one is next on my list of things to make :)

Have a wonderful week!

Denise

Celebrate Summertime

It's Monday which means It's time for another fabulous challenge over at Paper Playtime.  The new challenge is to make a paper project with the theme, "Summer".  You can make a card, layout, altered item, or anything else as long as you use paper.

Here's what I came up with:


Almost everything is from Pink Paislee's Soiree line.  Love love love this collection, especially the gorgeous bling in it.  I also used some Prima packaging (white transparencies), pink Prima flower, and Making Memories jewel brad (inside pink flower).  

We always have the coolest sponsors over at Paper Playtime, so if you have time enter a project.  

Have a fantastic day!

Denise

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Christmas Card for CHA

I thought I'd share I card I made for Crafter's Companion today that is going to CHA this month.  I used my The Ultimate Tool, The Boxer boardThe Ultimate Advanced Construction Techniques DVD, and Popcorn the Bear With-Love Stamp set.  This stamped image is really big so I had to turn him a little bit to get the whole image to fit on the card.  I just love it.


I colored the stamp with Copics and added stickles and rhinestones to the poinsetta.  The snowflakes are from Imaginese and the "noel" sticker is from Making Memories.  It keeps the card closed.  I also added a holiday rub-on to the celephane and put red tea light candles in the container part of the card.  Well, I didn't have any red tea lights, so technically I put white tea lights colored with a red Copic!  LOL.  You can't tell the difference though.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful, fun filled Summer.  Seems like it is just flying by!

Denise

Friday, July 1, 2011

Crafter's Companion July Sketch challenge

July's Crafter's Companion Challenge  is to use a Crafter's Companion stamp with a Pagemaps sketch.   I absolutely loved this sketch when I first came across it.  I used my Cricut to cut out the flowers (Mother's Day Bouquet cart) and used the Crafter Companion's Paint Fusion Poppies Stamp Set.  These stamps are so gorgeous when painted, but they look beautiful colored in Copics too :)


Here is the original Pagemaps Sketch:
  
This month's fabulous prize is every single stamp set from Crafter's Companion's brand new Humphrey's Corner collection.  That's 6 separate stamp sets!!!  These images are so fabulous, you will love them.  You see more of the stamp sets here.  So if you have some Crafter's Companion stamps, I hope you'll join in our challenge this month :)


Have a wonderful day :)

Denise