Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa Paws


I got this image from JSL on CDAC Freebie Challenge #8. I colored him with Copics and then used colorless blender on a towel to give the fur a little dimenson. The hat was cut from the Winter Frolic cartridge printed and cut on my Cricut Imagine. The sentiment I printed out on my computer and edged it with a Copic marker. I thought he would look cute with a little Santa hat, so I added him to a shopping list notebook I made by cutting a 8" x 4 1/2" notepad in half and attaching to double sided card stock. I also used a small rectangle of coordinating paper to cover the binding at the top of the notepad. Thanks for stopping by.


"cdapc8, JSL"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snarky Christmas Card

I got this fabulous image from Sugar Creek Hollow on the CDAC Freebie Challenge #7 that reminds me of a partridge, but with attitude. I knew I had to do something with it, so here's what I came up with.

"cdacpc7, sugarcreekhollow"
I also thought this image would go great with Sketch 96 from Operation Write Home. Hope it makes you laugh. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

And the winner is...

Mallika.

Rarely do I see random.org pick either the first or the last post, but this time being first paid off for Mallika. I'll email you for your mailing address to send your Imagine cart to you. Congrats and thanks for hopping with us for Brenda's birthday.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes Blog Hop

Birthday Wishes HopWelcome to the Birthday Wishes Blog hop.  Hi everyone! I want to thank you for joining us today for Brenda’s birthday hop, she’s turned a corner to 40 something and she has a lot of wishes right now.   Please make sure you leave some bloggy love at all the stops today.  If you post on all the hops and follow hers and my blog you will be entered to win some blog candy from her!!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Birthday Wishes blog hop, then please start here at the beginning with Rhonda.  Brenda’s blog will be the last stop, so make sure you are commenting on everyone’s post before you get there.


To celebrate Brenda's birthday, I've made this pinwheel birthday card. 

The pattern paper is from K&Company's Super Paper Pad, and the white ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The Sentiment is stamped from Just Rite's Happy Everything Tag Making Kit and the mini round gem is from Recollections Boutique Fleur. The pinwheel card is easier than it looks, I learned it from a tutorial at Operation Write Home. If you'd like to see the tutorial, click here. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRENDA! If you'd like to win a new, in the box, Cricut Imagine colors & patterns cartridge Elise just leave a comment and you could receive a gift from for Brenda's birthday too. Thanks for stopping by. :)


Now head on over to Erika's blog by clicking here
  1. Rhonda http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
  2. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
  4. Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
  5. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  6. Kathy - http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/
  7. Audrey – http://cuteandsome.blogspot.com
  8. Tami - http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com
  9. Kathy - http://www.scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com/
  10. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  11. Kacee - http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
  12. Christy -  http://christybladehandmade.blogspot.com/
  13. Erika - http://www.craftysprouts.com/
  14. Brenda - http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flippy Floppy Gift Box

The dolls at Paper Dolls did it again. Another great SVG file and another fun 3D challenge. This one is a Flip Flop gift box and it was super easy to make and turned out adorable. Check out their website for their weekly challenges and giveaways and see all the awesome creations they make. The file for the 3D flip flop was created by Eleanor from SVGShop.com. Stop by and see all the other great files she has.

The zebra print is from DCWV Texture and Finishes, all the other pieces were cut from black Colorbok textured cardstock. The glittery teal ribbon is Holiday Time gift wrap ribbon I picked up on clearance after Christmas at Wal Mart. I wasn't sure what I was ever going to use it for, but this was perfect. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Getting Cricky Vintage Challenge

I was watching Kristal's show on Ustream on Thursday showing off her new stamps. I actually won a set (Freedom isn't Free) and can't wait to try them out. I was checking out her blog when I saw she is having a challenge this week where anything goes as long as it's vintage. I've been doing mostly cards lately and decided to try something new.



I spent this afternoon making some tags using mostly Tim Holtz inks and stamps. I made this vintage tag that I thought would be great for the challenge. I've never done anything like this before, but I loved how it turned out. I added some charms, one I thought ended up looking like a bird house. I used four different distress inks in each corner and then edged and blended it with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I stamped with 3 different stamps. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Paper Dollhouse

I found a great new blog called Paper Dolls and this week they had a super cute dollhouse for their challenge. The dollhouse file came from Patricia at A Little Hut! Here's the link to the challenge blog Paper Dolls Challenge #2 Dollhouse I had so much fun making this dollhouse and I don't even have little kids. :)

I used part of an awning from the Peony Street Card SVG set from SVG Cuts and modified it, resized it, and welded some pieces together to make a really cool roof. Then I used the flowers and flower pot from the same file and added it to the front. I wanted the flowers to be big, but that made the pot too large, so I cut off part of the bottom of the pot and it was fine. Then I glued some white cardstock that I had marked with black and gray lines to look like a vent for the attic.
 
Before I cut out the dollhouse I glued the another piece of 12x12 cardstock to the back side of the cardstock I was using for the main house. That way my interior "wallpaper" would be cut at the same time and no need to try to put it together after cutting. That worked out really well. Since I used a patterned paper for my interior I cut out an extra door (mirrored) and extra window frames to use on the inside. The last modification I did was run the support piece for the second floor thru my Cuttlebug using the Textile folder. This made a cool looking textured ceiling.








I decided to make a brown house with white trim and I was really happy with it. The house was made from the DEWV immortal love cardstock stack and the roof and woodflooring was from the DCWV Textures & Finishes cardstock stack. The interior wallpaper campe from the DCWV Old World Stack. All of the white trim was made with GP 110 lb cardstock and the flowers were made from my scrap stash. Thanks for stopping by.

UPDATE 6/12/2011: Added curtains and furniture. All the paper is from K& Company Super Paper pad, except for the rug, which is from Tim Holtz cut with a Nestie and the mirror, which is from the immortal love stack and also cut with a Nestie.