Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Papertake Weekly, 28 of 100

Hi all! I'm entering my card into Papertake's challenge, a sketch challenge where we could use any of their sketches. I chose the featured sketch, #86, but flipped it and added some embellishments. Here's my card:

Supplies used: Basic Grey Soleil papers, pink rhinestones, Prima flower, The Greeting Farm's glimmer bean stamp, Ranger Distress Ink in frayed burlap, Copics E47, R22, Y21, Y23, RV10
Teeheehee, I'm forcing those unappealing papers into submission! 

27 of 100

Here is card 27 of 100 projects. 
So here's a story behind this card. I bought this paper pad, Soleil by Basic Grey, through the internet. I didn't get to see the whole pad before purchasing. Turns out it is so not to my taste. I love two or three patterns out of the whole pad. I almost threw it into the donation pile, but I had already used a sheet or two and felt funny donating that. So I pulled out some of the uglie…I mean, the patterns least to my taste, and cut them up into bits and pieces. VoilĂ ! Instant card. Easy peasy! I added some rub-ons to tone down all that was happening on the pattern in the back. The rub-ons are ancient ones by Stampin' Up!
The moral of the story is to support your local scrapbook stores. Buying from the internet is sometimes a miss. 

26 of 100, SOS 136

this is project 26 of 100. I'm entering it in Shopping our Stash Weekly's challenge 136. The challenge was to make a project with an outdoor theme.
Here's my card:

I didn't do much with it. The paper is from DCWV. I used two sheets of the same paper so I could cut out the bird and pop it up with dimensionals. I also cut out some branches from the second paper and added them to the paper, and added a barely visible sentiment rub-on by SU! It says "thinking of you". 

Monday, January 27, 2014

25 of 100

And here's another magnet with a super sweet image. I made a little scene out of if and added a wood veneer. Yes, I adore my dog. She's my furry child and my only happiness. The stamp pretty much sums what I do to Sophi, which is smooch her all the time!

It's laminated, but I also used Tattered Angels glimmer mist, the clear one. The veneer is by Freckled Fawn.
Copics used: E57, E59, E000, E00, V15, V17, Y26, Y23, Y21, RV00, RV000, G07, B02

24 of 100

This is project 24 of 100. I altered my computer! I bought an aqua case for it, and the washi tape matches it perfectly. I colored another of the dog images to match my Golden Retriever, Sophi, added a cut-out doily, and voilĂ !

Copics used: Y21, Y26, E86
other supplies were doilies and My Mind's Eye washi tape
Layering more than one doily helps make them less translucent.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

23 of 100

Oh, I'm so behind on these projects! Anyway, here's 23 of 100: a set of magnets!
Again, these images were sent by a friend from SCS. I'm in love with these. I think the coloring on the Golden is better this time, but I still need to practice way lots to get it right. I went with the darker golden colors to match my dog. The little girl is me, or at least colored to look like me. They're stuck on the fridge already in this picture.

Copics used: E77, E79, E000, E00, E84, Y21, Y23, Y26, B95, B93, R12, R21, R11
Magnets are ProMAG magnets with foam adhesive which I got at Michael's. These can be cut with big scissors, as I had to so it wouldn't show behind the little girl. They're square inches. I also used my Xyron 500 and laminator cartridge.

Friday, January 24, 2014

22 of 100

Hi all!
Today I'd like to share a project I made for myself with a SCS friend's image. She sent me these beautiful stamped images with a girl and her dog, and they reminded me so much of my beloved Golden Retriever and myself.
Now, the coloring of the dog is kind of funky. I need to practice how to color a Golden Retriever, especially mine, who has darker shades. Also, the laminating just won't go on without lots of wrinkles. I used a xyron 500 with a laminating cartridge. Maybe I need to get myself an actual laminator?
I didn't want to make a card for myself; instead, I colored the image, added some soft patterned paper and a white mat, and laminated the whole thing. If it fit in my wallet, I'd carry it around! However, since it doesn't, I'll either make it into a magnet or just pin it somewhere in my room. If I found a frame for it, that'd be even more perfect. However, it's a pretty nonstandard size. This project, with all its mistakes, is absolutely dear to my heart, and I won't forget the kindness from the person who sent me the image to play with.

Supplies used: stamp can be purchased here. I'll be looking for a sale to add these to my collection.
The white card stock is textured white colorbok, and the patterned paper is from the Soleil collection by Basic Grey. Copics used are E77, E42, R12, R32, C00, C0, R22,Y23, R21, E40, E79, E55, E53, E84, E04, R11, V22, BV01, BV02. The nestabilities is labels 20.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Archivers haul

I rushed in the day I found out the discount was up to 40% off everything. I don't think they discounted the extra 40% off the things already on clearance, but I still got away with a huge haul.
Here are pictures:

Looks like I am gravitating towards aqua this year. 
I might drop by Archiver's again if I have some spare money in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed there are still things left! I would get a bigger selection of paint daubers and washi tapes and ribbons. If there are any pretty, reasonably priced 12x12 kits, I might spring for a few of those too, since I plan on going into scrapbooking. 
I wish they had silhouette cameos left… yeah right! They probably flew off the shelves when the discount was only 25%. I have lots of steel dies which I hope to use way more often when I move and have a cutting station where the grand calibur can be placed permanently.

fancy CAS valentine, 21 of 100

Hi, this is project 21 out of 100.
I'm entering this card in CAS on Sunday challenge 25, with a lovey dove theme,
Pink Elephant's TPE234 to use pink, red, and other color (black in my case),
and Paper Players #179, to do a one-layer valentine.

Supplies used: Prima Doll stamp, Copics RV14, RV13, R08, R14, R17, R01, white gelato, Freckled Fawn wood shape, red and pink rhinestones, Copic multiline 0.5, stamp abilities script background stamp. Lazy me hadn't properly cleaned the stamp, so I stamped with very old remnants of Brilliance in black. Kind of looks like gray because it's so faded. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

19 and 20 of 100

Hi all!
I'd like to share two scrapbook layouts I made. These are projects 19 and 20 out of the 100 I plan to make in 100 days.
I confess it's two layouts on a page, one in the front and one in the back. I used, Simple Stories—Vintage Bliss collection for the most part. I love the bright, cheery colors. I'd bought it a while back after using some sheets I had bought separately. When the first sheets were gone, I knew I had to buy more of this collection, so I got a 12x12" kit and the 6x6" paper pad.

I complemented the collection with a sheet of Teresa Collins polka dotted paper and another sheet of hers, the one with the bingo cards and the numbers. It was way too bright, and it would've kinda been obnoxious, so I toned it down with white gesso on both sides. Other supplies used are Studio Calico wood butterfly I covered with washi tape, other veneer which I colored with a gelato, other washi tapes, metal clips I had in my stash, doilies, and sticker elements from the collection.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

18 of 100

I believe the patterned paper is from the Fancy Pants Design To the Moon pad, and the journaling half-circle is from BoBunny's Blast Off collection. I used The Greeting Farm's Saturday stamp, which I colored with Copics. The stars are from Studio Calico, colored with gelatos, and the sentiment sticker is by Teresa Collins from her Stationery Noted collection.

17 of 100

I apart from the Bobunny papers used, I used Studio Calico wood stars which I colored with Gelatos, and kept on using the Teresa Collins alphabet stickers for the sentiment. 

16 of 100

This card uses papers from Fancy Pants Designs "To the Moon" collection, and the alien sticker is from Bobunny's "Blast Off" collection. 

15 of 100

I went with Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper here. The little star is from BoBunny's Blast Off collection, and the "Hi" is from Teresa Collins' "Stationery Noted" collection. I added some Stickles to the smoke trailing the rocket ship. 

14 of 100

I had to force myself to use up this cute monkey sticker. I combined it with other stickers from the pack, all from BoBunny's Blast Off collection, and used patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs "To the Moon" collection, which I matted with blue card stock left from another card. The "smile" is from Teresa Collins' alphabet stickers from her "Stationery Noted" collection. Notice a theme here? I had the supplies on my table, so I just bust out a bunch of cards using the same collections.

13 of 100

I went a bit crazy with the embellishments on this one. All supplies are from BoBunny "Blast Off" collection, except for the sentiment alphabet stickers, which are from Teresa Collins' "Stationery Noted" collection. 

12 of 100

This monkey is such a cutie, isn't he? I got him from a BoBunny journaling pad, then added Fancy Pants Designs "to the moon!" collection paper and some plain blue card stock. Clean and simple!

11 of 100

I used papers from Fancy Pants Designs on this card. I cut out the 3x4" main panel, matted it with white card stock, and then added a mat of the starry background pattern from the 6x6" pad. The sentiment is a sticker from Teresa Collin's "stationery noted" collection. 

10 of 100

This is card 10 of 100. I used some really old papers by Fancy Pants Designs, and added some Teresa Collins "stationery noted" letters to complete the sentiment. I rounded the corners of the main panel to finish it off. 

9 of 100

this is card 9 of 100. I used Prima journaling cards and some pink and green card stock to mat the already beautiful Prima sheet. I cut out the bird from an identical journaling card and popped it up on this one. I added a doily I cut into a smaller size. The sentiment is from Justrite Grand Sentiments. Added some Prima Say it in Crystals embellishments and some clear rhinestones to finish off the look. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

8 of 100

This is a slightly more complex version of Sketch Saturday's #292 sketch.

I didn't add an image to the main panel, and instead went for a tag, and added an the wooden embellishment just because the card looked so empty as it was. It helped, I think.
Supplies used: K&Co wooden embellishment, craft card stock, white card stock, The Paper Studio wood grain embossing folder, Kaisercraft Chpter One designer paper and elements, turquoise pearls

7 of 100

Hi all! This is card 7 out of 100.
I'm entering it in Sketch Saturday's #292. 
 I went with a clean and simple design because I had this Bobunny collection out and I wanted to use what I had.
Supplies used:
Maya Road wood butterfly, BoBunny C'est la Vie noteworthy accents, white card stock, corner rounder, scrap of lace trip, Justrite Grand Sentiment, Cocoa Memento ink

Papertake anything goes, SOS #133 6 of 100

I am entering this card into Papertake's anything goes challenge and Shopping our Stash Weekly's #133 to use something new.

The new things I used were the Prima butterfly and the sprig of flowers, which I got recently in the Prima Warehouse Goody Box sale.
Supplies used: BoBunny C'est la vie papers, clear rhinestones, corner rounder, kraft card stock, Prima butterfly, flowers, and lavender rhinestone border, and wood accents by K&Co. 
This is card six out of 100 projects I plan to make in 100 days. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

5 of 100

Hi again,
this is card 5 out of 100.

Supplies used: White card stock, Justrite Grand Sentiments, Studio Calico wooden stars, gelatos, Bo Bunny Blast Off collection, and the banners are from FPD To the Moon collection.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

FFF Clean & Simple, 4 out of 100

Hi, I'm entering this card into The Greeting Farm's FFF Clean & Simple.
This is my 4th card out of the 100 projects I'm making.

I'm sorry the picture looks funky. It's pretty dark in here, but I'm really behind on posting. I promise to take a better picture during the day. 

Supplies used: 
TGF Saturday, Justrite Clear Grand Sentiments, Memento Tuxedo Black, Georgia Pacific white card stock, Copics B21, B39, E53, E55, YR12, YR14, N0, N1, N3 and black multiliner 0.5
The paper is by Bo Bunny Blast Off collection, from the noteworthy pad. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

3 of 100

Hi, this is card 3 of 100 projects. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday #290, but I flipped the sketch. I'm not entering it because I missed the deadline, but very much enjoyed the sketch. They have a lot of really wonderful ones that help inspire creativity. 

Supplies I used: BoBunny C'est la vie paper and paper tag, Graphic 45 paper scraps, chocolate card stock
Julie Nutting Prima doll stamp
Prima embellishments, clear rhinestones
Spellbinders decorative labels 8
scrap of lace trim

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2 of 100

Hi! Today I'd like to share a card I just made for Splitcoast Stamper's 100 projects in 100 days.
I'm entering this card in Shopping Our Stash Weekly SOS#132, to use up the last of something. I used up a two-piece package of Prima heart trinkets for my card.

The card is a funky size because I messed up the measurement. I believe it's 5x4 1/4". There's nothing too great about it; I wanted the beautiful, soft, vintage paper in the back to show, so I just added a wood label with a stamped sentiment and some heart charms to go along with the vintage feel. 
Supplies used: 
stamp: TPC Studio-Boho Blooms
Prima trinkets
K&Company BW Scribe Wood Art
Memento ink in Rich Cocoa
The Twinery twine
kraft card stock
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings designer paper

Edited: Added a few rhinestones, and they make me happier with the card. Funny how little touches can do such big difference. Sorry about the shoddy picture; just had to share the new addition. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

1 of 100: Any Ocassion

I joined a Splitcoast Stampers challenge where we're doing 100 projects in 100 days.
This is my first card. Just put the finishing touches on it.
I'm adding this card to the following challenges: Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #60 is an anything goes.
The Pink Elephant TPE 231 is also an anything goes.
Crafts 4 Eternity R#156 challenges us to use something new. I used a never-before-used stamp, and Prima paper I just got in a goody box.

I decided to do the "spotlight" technique with this stamp that I hadn't inked up ever, even though I bought it months ago. It's by Wild Rose Studio, called "Feeding Birds." I also used a sheet of paper that I just received in the Prima Warehouse Box sale, along with kraft card stock. The flowers are by The Paper Studio. Copics used are E44, YG95, Y35, Y38, E55, E000, E42, E43, YG97, YG93, YG99. The lace was bought at a ribbon department.