Thursday, May 21, 2015

Birthday Cake

Hello Everybody!

May is just flying by!  And in May there are lots of birthdays.  For my family there is a special little girl that we just love.  Last year I made her a card that you can find here.  It was my first pop up card and she loved it.  It still sits on her chest of drawers a year later--Oh! that makes my heart so happy!

So this year the pressure was on to do another cool card!  Thankfully I have my Silhouette machine to help me out!  (Thanks hubby!)

I made this box:

The flower is from Oriental Trading.  And when you lift the lid...

Ta da....


It's a tealight cake from the Silhouette store.  I love this little cake!  I stamped the panel with a Stampin' Up stamp.  


Here's a close up of it.  It took lots of red line tape and many hours to create this little cake-but totally worth it when I saw my little friend's face light up.  :)


I am entering this cake card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....let's have our cake and eat it too! ;)


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Sketch at Stick It Down

Hello Everybody!

The new sketch at Stick it Down has been posted.  I hope that you love it as much as I do!

I was in a gold mood when I created this layout.  The hexagons are so fun so I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Viva Inka Gold.


I also used Tim Holtz's spray tool and a gold Krylon marker for the splats and I used the marker and a Heidi Swapp stencil for the hearts on the side. 

Here is the sketch.  Awesome, right!?


Stick it Down also has a card and double page sketches-so come on over and check them all out.  And we will be having a Design Team Call because our current term ends June 30th so be sure to keep your eyes out for that! :)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...love is in the air! :)


Friday, May 1, 2015

Scrap It Girl New Challenge!

Hello Everybody!

Get out your embroidery floss and sewing needles--it's time for the new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  This month the challenge is to have sewing on your project.  Be sure to check to the site to see the awesome prize that goes with this month's winner!

Here is my scrapbook layout:


I used my We R Memory Keepers sewing kit thing to make these 2 stitches at the top:


The buttons are faux--I just put embroidery thread through the buttons and then I glued those on.  But I am always happy when I can put buttons on a project. :)

Thank you for stopping by!  We can't wait to see what you make!

Until next time my friends...just so you know...you are sew special! :)


House of Cards May Technique

Hello Everybody!

Is everyone else in a flurry like myself?  LOL!  So many things to do before the new month starts-and you can't stop time.  I tried ;)

There is a new challenge at House of Cards.  This month the challenge is to use the Bokeh technique.

Here is my card:


For me sometimes it's easier to see a technique on YouTube.  This is the video I used to create the Bokeh effect.  I liked the way she decorated the corner so I think I cased her card (subconsciously).  Thank you Diane! :)

The swirl is from my Silhouette machine (bought from the store) and the pink shape is a mover and shaker by Tim Holtz.  I used a Fiskar border bunch along the side.  

These are the colors I used for the background:


This is such a fun technique!  We can't wait to see what you make!  

Until next time my friends...yay for circle stencils! :)


Friday, April 17, 2015

Favorites are Back!

Hello Everybody!

Awhile ago at Scrap It Girl we would share our Favorites with you.  Favorite inks, pens, stamps, etc.  And then it sorta went away---BUT it's BACK!  :)  Yay!  I love sharing with you my favorite things and love seeing what the team and you share.

So we are sharing our favorite stencils.  I have bought many new stencils since the time we talked favorites in this category. :)


So here is my newest favorite.  It's from Prima and it is so pretty.  I love to use it behind photos.  Let me show you!


Here is a Valetine's Day card that I made using this stencil.  So elegant!


And here it is behind the photo.  Love!  


Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to check out Scrap It Girl to see the team's favorites!  And share yours!

Until next time my friends...have a beautiful day! :)



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Fun Layout

Hello Everybody!

Today is the Team Reveal at Stick It Down--and if you haven't seen this month's sketch-you will love it!

Here is my take on it:


The papers and stickers are from a company called 3 Bugs in a Rug.  I have die cuts and stickers from this collection and I wanted to use them.  :)  The letters are the only thing from a different company oh and the washi tape around the picture. 

Here the top right hand side. 


Here is the sketch.  I hope that you found it as inspiring as I did!


Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time my friends....keep having Fun! :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Black, White, and Bright Pink Layout

Hello Everybody!

Happy April 1st!  I can't believe we are in the 4th month of 2015 already!  But what is fun about a new month?  New challenges!  Woo!  Hoo!  And the challenge at Scrap It Girl is to do a project using black, white, and one other color.

My 3rd color was hot pink or bright pink.  I had a lot of fun making this layout using a picture of my favorite little niece. :)


I used picked raspberry distress paint for the Tim Holtz tissue paper.  I had put in on my mat and spritzed water.  I pulled the black cardstock background paper through what little was left and those are the faint spots here and there.  They are still pink.  I was pleasantly surprised! 

I used Viva's Ferro graphite for the black paste areas.  I used light modeling paste for the white hearts (heidi swapp stencil).  I found this white tulle in my stash and how lucky it was white!  The corners and pink hearts are from Thickers (and the true color inspiration for this layout).  Then I had to use pink rhinestones.  :)


Be sure and stop by Scrap It Girl and see what my teammates create.  So much beauty and inspiration!

Until next time my friends...Live in Color! :)