Saturday, October 27, 2012

Winter Wishes

I got out the loose glitter this morning!!!  I love the look of it, but hate the mess.  Even being as careful as I can to catch every loose piece, I will still be finding little sparkles all day!  Lol!  But I wanted to give a little elegance to this card--what do you think?

This week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to make something "peaceful" or what says "peace" to you (without using the symbol).  So as I was cleaning off my craft table, I came across this snowflake paper scrap from Basic Grey's "Figgy Pudding."  I thought it looked so peaceful with its almost monochromatic pattern of snowflakes.

I used the patterned paper for my background, and stamped a "Friendship Jar" and masked a lid from Papertrey, Ink's "Friendship Jar" set.  Then I added the snowflake and star dangles from their "Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers."  I had to add all that glitter to give it a frosty look.  After all, if you're going to save some snowflakes in a jar, don't you want the glittery-est ones? lol!

The glitter is from Martha Stewart: antique silver and snow (on the bottom of the jar).  I also used some Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds, but it's not as noticeable in the photo.  I added a mat for the jar from Cricut's "Lacey Labels" and some crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam.  Then it needed  a few pearls to finish it off.  And there's another card ready for my stash!

I'm entering this card in Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge # 162.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Treat Sack

Today I want to share a little paper sack that I decorated to hold some Halloween treats for a friend.

I tried to stamp the broom and witch's shoes right on the sack, but it didn't make a clear impression (I wasn't thinking about the folds of the bag, lol), and I didn't want to waste a bag, so I put it on cardstock instead.  I used an image and a sentiment stamp from Papertrey, Ink's "Friendship Jar Fall Fillers" set.  I used black Memento ink on Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, then colored it with Stampin' Up! markers.  Then I added a couple of other mats.  I thought the spider web paper added a little spooky effect.

I cut this little witchy hat from Cricut's "Create a Critter 2" cartridge.  It was on a cut with a turtle, but I hid him with my Gypsy.  I added a little chalk ink and a flower with brad to the hat and popped it up over some ribbon from 3 Girl Jam. (There's also some of their orange and black ribbon at the top of the bag.)

I punched the sentiment and its mat with my Creative Memories circle maker, then added the flowers from Recollections and brads from The Paper Studio.  I also used some silver bling by Marc Richards.  It was in strips in a package at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  Since supplies always look better when they are on clearance, I picked them up!  Lol!  I cut the pieces apart to just use them one at a time.

 I'm entering this in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I picked my main colors/theme from this pic from Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #183:

I'm also entering this treat sack into these challenges:

3 Girl Jam Challenge #5: Favor with Ribbon

Cut It Up! Challenge #4: Halloween project with a die-cut

Go Fish Challenges #27: Halloween 3D Project

Hope you enjoyed looking--I'm glad you stopped by.  Now did you notice that candy outside of the treat sack??  Those are caramel apple Werther's--the next best thing to real caramel apples--well, kinda!

See you soon!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A "Heart-felt" Card

This week's challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog is Just Cards: Word Up!  Focus on your sentiment.  You can find the challenge here.

I cut my sentiment from Cricut's Country Life cartridge and matted it with ivory cardstock with some faux stitching, light blue chalk ink, and some pearls.  Then I cut a heart from George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge and used two shadows on it.  I added a Peachy Keen face from the "Wide-Eyed Kids" Assortment and detailed the eyes with my white Gelly roll pen and some dimensional glaze.

Thanks for checking out my card for today!  If you have time, you might want to check out that challenge.  It's not due until Wednesday at Midnight!  Here's the link again:

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 40: Just Cards: Word Up!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

"Out of this World!" Birthday Card

I've been wanting to try out more challenges, and today is the due date for Cupcake Inspirations' Challenge.  This week's photo inspiration was so cute--I had to participate!

I'm always needing cute kids' birthday cards, so that's the theme I went with.  Here's my card:

I cut the astronaut and the moon from "Trick or Treat" Cricut Lite cartridge.  The starry paper is from Echo Park "The Great Outdoors," and the cardstock is all from Bazzill.  I used "You're My Type" Stampin' Up! set for the "Happy Birthday" sentiment and cut it into a flag and popped it up with dimensionals on a flat toothpick.  The burlap ribbon is from Hobby Lobby's Ribbon Trends, and the twine is We R Memory Keepers.  I also added a little detail with chalk ink and my Stardust pen.

Hope you like this card!  I'm afraid my little boy might want to keep it if I pull it out to give away to someone else!  Maybe I'd better make another!  LOL!

Monday, October 15, 2012

"Boo To You"

Wow!  It's been a while since I've shared any of my scrapportunities!  But here I am today with a cute little monster card.  I was inspired by Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge # 39: Color Inspiration.  You can find the link here

I cut this monster with the Cricut Lite "Bump in the Night" cartridge.  I hid his face and stamped him a new one with the Peachy Keen's "Monster Mash Face Assortment."  The sentiment is from Pink by Design's "Simply Everything" set.  The paper is mostly scraps from my stash, but the patterned paper is from Graphic 45's "Happy Haunting" Collection.  Then I added a button with some twine from Stampin' Up!--and look closely--I added some to his shoes!  Then I tied a bow around it all with some ribbon from 3 Girl Jam.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #39:  Color Inspiration
3 Girl Jam Challenge #4:  Anything Goes with Ribbon

Hope you like this little card, and I hope to check back in with you soon!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Smore" Fun!!

So I've had the Wild Life Puns stamps from Joy's Life for a while, and haven't even opened the package.  But the other day at Walgreen's I saw some individual packs of Russell Stover Smores, and I knew I had to use this sentiment to make a tag or card to go with it!

Cutesy! Huh?!  I'm so excited to send this to school for my daughter's teacher along with a little smore treat!

I embossed the background with a Paper Studio folder and cut the little porupine from the Cricut Campin' Critters.  I hid his face with the Ggypsy so I could add a cuter Peachy Keen face.  It's from the Critter Faces Set A Medium.  I followed the sketch on the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.  You can find the latest challenge here.

I'm also entering this card in Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge :  Embossing.  You can find it here.

Hope you like this card!  Have a sweet day!  I think I will enjoy one of those smores myself!  LOL!