Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hot Shot Valentine Card

It seems like I'm in denial that the end of January is almost here.  Then Valentine's Day will be here!!  I'd better get "on the ball."  So, with that, take a peek at the card I made for my 6 1/2 year old son.

He's getting too big for mushy-themed valentines, so I thought I'd incorporate a little of his favorite sport's team (the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team) into a card.  I found this birdie and the phrase on the Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge.  I used scraps from my stash and punched hearts with a Stampin'  Up! punch.  Then I gave this birdie an eye from Peachy Keen Stamps Pumpkin Face Parts.  There were two on the stamp, but I masked one since he is only side view.

I did a little detail work on him with my white Gelly roll pen.

I kept it simple on the inside by adding a few blocks of cardstock and another PKS stamp, this one from the January release.  Then I had to use the other hearts; I just couldn't help myself.  It's not too mushy, do you think?

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #13-4: Just Cards Heart of Hearts
Cut it Up Challenge #11: Love is in the Air

Monday, January 21, 2013

Baby Bear Jar

I needed a crafty gift to go along with a little outfit for a friend's baby gift.  With a little Peachy inspiration from their challenge this week, I put a bear as my focal point.  You can find their current challenge here.  And you can find my gift below:

So, the challenge is to use a bear on your 3D object.  I had this plastic jar from The Paper Studio, and thought it would be a great gift to decorate so the mom can put little trinkets or baby toiletries in it and put it on the dresser or changing table.  Decorative and useful--excellent!

The first side has this adorable teddy bear cut from Cricut's Create a Critter.  I hid its face and gave it a new Peachy Keen one with my very new PK-170 Teddy Bear Assortment.  I love this new set!  It's an assortment of all teddy bear faces from 3/8" to 1 3/8"!  For this and the other sides I used some patterned papers from my stash--the baby themed paper is from The Paper Studio, and the other two I have forgotten.  They were in a stack that has been dismantled.  I cut some shapes and frames from Elegant Edges and some phrases from Create a Critter.

I inked the edges of each piece with some chalk inks from Studio G, and added some blingy swirls from Recollections.

I even put a pink blingy swirl on top of the jar.  You can see it peeking at you in these pictures.

I put a tiny pearl from Want to Scrap on the eye of the little birdie and the bling swirling away from its mouth like it's singing.

I hope you liked my jar.  I think it's one of the cutest things I've done in a while--I want to make more!  But time is limited, and the laundry and supper won't wait!  Lol.   But it's fun to play for a little while!

If you have time and want to play in the fun, check out this challenge I'm entering:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chocolates Card

Since I was running around crazy before Christmas and didn't get many cards made, I thought I'd start early for some Valentine's Day cards.  For my first one, I thought I'd use the sketch over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog.  You can find it and the current challenge here.

I used my brand new Peachy Keen Stamps, PKSC-13 January 2013, the January stamps of the month for the chocolates and the sentiment.  I stamped them in Stampin' Up!'s Primrose Petals ink first, then I stamped them with Memento Black onto brown paper and embossed the swirls with Ranger's Seafoam White embossing powder.  The I cut out the centers and popped them up for dimension. 

I used a new Echo Park paper--Love Story by Lori Whitlock for my background and some Bazzill scraps for the rest.  A classic sentiment for a Valentine card . . .

I had to add a few blingy gems from Studio G to accent, then I used a little tulle to tie around it and popped up the whole card front with foam tape.

I'll need to make a few more and a run to the store for --you guessed it-- chocolate!  And I'll be ready to wish my friends a Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:

Monday, January 14, 2013

New "Boy" Themed Challenge Blog

Hey!  Lookie what I found!  I stumbled upon a new challenge blog that I heard about from a friend.  It's called About a Boy Scrapbooking Challenge Blog.  They are having a givaway right now to help jump start interest and following.

Since I have a little boy, I'm super excited to see a "boy's only" challenge site.  It's so easy to scrap little girls' pages--slap on some flowers and bling, and you've got it.  I can't wait for the first challenge on About a Boy, so I can get more inspired when I'm scrapping my DS's pages.

If you have a little man, check it out here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A "Tweet" Card

Happy New Year!!  I haven't been in for a while, have I?  Well, now's the time to get back into the swing of things!  Here's a 5 1/4" square card I made for a few challenges.  Hope you like it!

The challenge over at Frosted Designs is a recipe challenge.  You can find that challenge here.  I chose to use an eyelet (on my tag), brads (flower centers), punches (corner rounder on the tag and the background), and stamping.  I used Imaginisce's Flowers Snag 'em Stamp for the corners of my background and Peachy Keen's PK-140 Teddy Bear and Reindeer Face Parts for the eye of my bird.

I cut the bird and sentiment from "3 Birds on Parade" Cricut cartridge and used some chalk ink around the edges.  I used papers from Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill pack that I recently got from Hobby Lobby, along with some scraps from my stash for the sentiment.  Then a little crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl Jam finishes it off!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge:  recipe
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 13-1: Anything Goes:  must use Peachy Keen Stamps
3 Girl Jam Challenge #9: Anything Goes:  with ribbon