Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Happy New Baby

Hello Everybody!

Since there are 5 Tuesdays in September-we do a special thing at Stick It Down Blog.  You can use any of the sketches and link up with us!

I am usually on the Single Page Team but I need to get a few cards made and sent out!  So I made a baby card for a friend of mine who just had a boy.  (I am so excited for them and their newest member!)  Babies are so awesome! :)

Here is my card.  I used my Cricut to make the feet on the circle.  Then the bigger blue circle is a punch that I have.  Then I gave those feet some Stickles Glittery Goodness.  The teddy bear is a button.  And the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set that my very sweet and generous friend gave me. :)

Here is a closeup.  I used a little safety pin too.  :)

Here is the Stick It Down sketch.  You can do this one or go to the blog for lots of options- for cards or scrapbook layouts-or both! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have a great day! :)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mmmmmmm Memories Layout

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It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog.  Today I am sharing a layout I made using their awesome wood embellishments.  :)

For the title I used Mmmmmm and Memories with Emerald embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  There are more words to choose from too.  Go here and you can see the different fonts and sizes! I used the triangles for the banner and I used regular yellow acrylic craft paint on those.  There is also an arrow that I used that I painted yellow.  That came from a package of  Kenny's Scrap.

 Here is a look at my page before pictures.  I had a little mister of water and shimmer.  I added 3 drops of Stampin' Up Glorious Green Re-inker to it.  It created this minty color which matched perfect with my embossing powder.  I added some light modeling paste and some random stamps to the background.

Here is a closeup of the banner.  I made yellow dots my diluting a little yellow paint and flicking it on the page (before I put on the pics and embellies.) :)

Here's a close up of the title.

Here is a close up of a little metal Tim Holtz tag in the middle.  I used words from one of his rub-on sets.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  For more inspiration for Unique Laser Designs check out our Pinterest Boards and our Facebook Page! :)  Until next time my friends....mmmmm cupcake.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorite Things Friday

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Today is Friday so that means it is time for our Favorite Things at Scrap It Girl!  This week we celebrate your favorite layout.  This was soooo hard for me--most of the time I love them all.  I didn't go way way back (like the pages that I haven't taken pictures of) but I found this one.

There are a lot of great components to this page.  One component is the picture-I love having pictures with characters-or statues of characters as in this case. :)  Then the paper background was already distressed (I think Daisy D maybe).  Then I stamped, used light modeling paste and washi tape and layered.  Yeah!  And the title is clever (I think!)

Do you have a favorite layout-or can you pick of your many?  I hope you do we would love to see it!  Link up here! :)

Until next time my friends....let's get to scrappin'!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Die Versions + Great Impressions: A Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Die Versions + Great Impressions designer's blog hop!  We've got both talented teams hopping today with a chance to win prizes from both of these craft suppliers!  Our theme for this hop is "Tis the Season" so get ready to see some beautiful holiday creations!  

You have have arrived here from Emilia van den Heuvel's blog.  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Die Versions blog to see the entire hop list and to start at the beginning for the maximum chances to win!

Here is the first card that I made with Great Impressions Stamp: H236 Merry Kiss Moose and Die-Versions Sweet Spot Die Cut: DVSS-012 Merry and Bright.  

For my second card I used Die-Versions DVW-400 Whispers Santa's Reindeers and Great Impressions Stamp G487 Homes.  Using my Homes Stamp, I stamped it twice with Versamark and then used silver embossing powder.  I cut out each set of houses.  For three of the houses I used pop dots to give a little dimension.  I used pop dots for Santa too.  Santa and his reindeer are cut out of black cardstock.  Then with a little water and Perfect Pearls I painted the Santa and his reindeer so they would have a nice shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop in the hop is Irit Shalom's blog!  We hope you're inspired all along the way!  Grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die Versions stores!  

Until next time my friends...be inspired! :)

An Autumn Color Challenge

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This week at House of Cards we are showcasing Cute and Fun cards using this month's challenge prompt.

Here is my card.

This month the inspiration is a color/picture challenge.  I don't have any apple things-so I used the colors! 

A couple things about my card.  I used Pumpkin Pie Craft re-inker to mix with the light modeling paste.  I used that mixture with my stencil to make the circles in the background.  The leaves are stamps from Autumn Leaves (a friend gave them to me-Thank you!) and I used Baroque Burgandy, Certainly Celery, and Pumpkin Pie inks for the leaves.  I used the Stampin' Up matching markers and a water brush to color the leaves in with a watercolor type technique.  The brown splotches are from the Tim Holtz spray thing and a brown marker.

I hope that you are inspired also will link up to our challenge!  

Until next time friends...it's time for all things apples and pumpkin! ;)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Great Impressions Friday Fun-Spooky!

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Today it is my turn at the Great Impressions Blog to show you all a Halloween card using awesome Halloween stamps from the very awesome Great Impressions Online Store!  :)

I love this house!  It is stamp F561 Haunted House and the greeting is A134 Halloween Greetings.

I used an embossing folder by Tim Holtz on the paper strips behind the house.  The paper I used is from Core'dinations.  It has an orange core and it is black on top.  The gems are from Mon Ami Gabby.  And the 31 is from a Tim Holtz mover and shaker die cut.  The papers are from DCWV.

Thank you for stopping by!  If you are making Halloween cards be sure to link up to the Great Impressions Challenge-Get Your Spook On.  And be sure to check out our Facebook Page and our Pinterest Boards.  

Until next time my friends...Happy Spooking! ;)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Steampunked Window

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It is my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog.  And this is one of my most favorite projects I have ever made.  I hope I haven't creatively peaked!  LOL!  I am going to show you all the highlights.  If you are looking for how I did it-go over to the Unique Laser Designs Blog here, and I have a breakdown of steps.

I found this window box at a thrift store.  Never mind the thing in the window box part.  That is a project for another day.  And can you believe this in the only original photo I have of the box?  I apologize for the quality-it was a phone picture.  :)

So with some paint, fiber paste, aluminum foil, cardstock, acrylic sheets, alcohol inks, and Unique Laser Designs embellishments, I made this:

At first I wanted to paint this yellow and put on some cute ULD daisies.  But then something stirred--something Steampunk!  So I started to paint light brown.  Then I painted dark brown on it.  I sponged black on the brown paint.  I mixed black paint with fiber paste to create "gunk."

I didn't know how I was going to do the middle of the window until I happen to see my January Tim Holtz tag hanging up.  You can see it here.  And that is when it hit me!  I would do a section of exposed gears.  So I did-nice clean shiny gears inside the oily dirty machine. ;)

I used Tim Holtz's die cut bottles to make these bottles out of Clear Scraps which is a thick (but not to thick) acrylic.  I used alcohol inks and then I used the skull and crossbones from the pirate flag for one bottle.  For the other bottle I used the word hope from the brick stencil.

Because these gears are going in the "heart of the machine" I wanted a bright metal color.  The one on the right is embossed while the 2 on the left are "gold leafed" except with copper leafing.

Here is another picture of the window box.  I am going to put cards in it that are ready to go!

For my Unique Laser Design Pieces, I used the following:

I would like to enter this Steampunk Window Box into the following challenges:

SanDee & Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: "Steampunk Stories"--When I saw what September's challenge was-I was instantly intrigued.  How could I tell a story.  As I worked on my Steampunk Window Box there was a story unfolding.  I like to think of the window box as a dirty working machine just chugging away.  There are bottles in the window and one of them is labeled hope.  Is that bottle full or empty?  Then the heart of the box explodes-revealing a very clean "gear" heart.  There is a hot air balloon in the window-is it leaving because the people on there know the secret?  

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  Rock the Techniques:  I used Tim's pounce technique to apply the alcohol inks to the acrylic and foil.  Also, I used sticky powder on the gears with the copper leafing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A New Car Seat Layout

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There is a new sketch at Stick It Down.  So here is my page and a little story.  :)

I don't know about y'all but when my little one went from the re-facing car seat to the sit up and look front car seat--it was a big deal.  So of course I took pictures of the very first time he sat in it to test it out!

I used a paper set from Stampin' Up.  The letter stickers and discover are from different companies.  The discover is a rub-on from Tim Holtz.  Everything else like paper and stickers are from SU.  Oh, and the 3 little dots are Bo Bunny.  The other 3 dots at the top are from a hole punch and paper.  :)

Here is a close up of the pictures.

Here is the sketch!  We can't wait to see what you create! :)

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Fun with Great Impressions

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It's Friday!  Woo Hoo!  And it's my turn to show a fun card using Great Impressions Stamps at the Great Impressions Blog.

Great Impressions has great Halloween stamps.  I love this silhouette of two witches hanging out drinking brew.  This stamps is G433 Witches Brew.

I used papers from DCWV-Eek-a-boo and the fall and Halloween combo cardstock stack.  It papers come already matched my life just got easier!  ;)

I used Tim Holtz's Distress Paints for the square with the witches.  The witches are heat embossed, so they resisted the paint.  I used seedless preserves, ripe persimmon, and crushed olive and water.  Then I blotted the seedless preservatives around the edge to help make it stand out.  I used ripe persimmon down the center of the card.  I did this to help the green spider web punch stand out better.  (That punch is from Martha Stewart.)

For the sentiment I used B217 Have Some Brew.  I stamped it in black then cut out the words.  Using a pen, I outlined the words so they would stand out better against the background.  The purple brackets on each side are from a Tim Holtz mover and shaker shape that I cut in half.

Be sure to check out the challenge going on at Great Impressions.  You can also be inspired by our Facebook Page and Pinterest Boards!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...have some brew!  Where are you rushing off to?  ;)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Good Ol' Spice Rack

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It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog and I am super excited to show you my project.

First I have to tell you a little story.  I was walking through my local thrift store.  I was gathering little treasures here and there.  Then--there it was.  And I knew I must buy it!

Yes, this old spice rack for $2.99.  But I'm not planning on putting spices on it.  I am going to put embossing powders and glitter on it! :)

So to get started I gessoed the spice rack.  The fun part was picking out the Unique Laser Designs wood pieces to adorn my spice rack.

I gessoed my wood pieces also, especially since I was going to paint the daisies yellow.

I painted the spice rack and these corners with an acrylic paint.  Then I rubbed a little Inka Gold over the corners.  You can see one of these things is not like the other! ;)

Here is my spice rack all finished!  The yellow paint that I used for the swirls and daisies was a yellow pearl colored paint.  The pearl means there is an iridescence to it.  Yay!  I used some of the paint mixed with water and glazed over parts of the spice rack.

For the middle top I mixed some of the yellow paint with light modeling paste and used Tim Holtz's Rays stencil.  This helped to make the word "spices" disappear.  

The following three pictures are close ups.

Here is the spice rack with the embossing powders in it.

I couldn't resist doing a side by side photo of the before and after. 

So get out your Unique Laser Design pieces-and give something an updo with them! :)

I am also submitting this spice rack to a new challenge called The Mirror Crack'd-Anything Goes.  It's a mixed media challenge (I used paint, wood embellishments, Inka Gold, and Light modeling paste).

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments!  Until next thyme my friends...have a sage and sound day!  :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get Your Spook On!

Hello Everybody,

It's time for a new challenge at the Great Impressions Blog!  It's time to Get Your Spook On! :)

For this Halloween card I used E846 Flag Banner and A134 Halloween Greetings.

One day I looked at Flag Banner stamp-and it must've been upside down because I thought hmmm that looks like it could be teeth.  I used white embossing powder and black ink on a piece of red cardstock. I love when can do a different design with my stamps. 

The sentiment and green mesh completes this card.  

I hope you join our challenge! 

For more inspiration be sure to check us out on Facebook and Pinterest.  And to do some shopping go here!  For orders in the US $25 and over---shipping is free!

Until next time my friends....grrrrr.... ;) 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Favorite Things Friday-Pens!

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At Scrap It Girl we enjoy celebrating our favorite things!  This week it is our favorite writing or journaling pen.

You can see I use this one a lot-the lettering is scratched off!  I have 2 of these pens.  It's a precision pen from American Crafts (I think).  I believe I got them at a Creating Keepsakes University event (yeah like forever ago!).  And they still work and I haven't ran out of it yet.

So here is something cool--there is a chance to get these cool goodies.  

In order to win, complete the following things:

1. Like Scrap It Girl on Facebook.

2. Post your picture of your Favorite Things Friday-Journaling or Writing Pen on your blog and make sure it links back to the Scrap It Girl Favorite Things Friday Post.

3.  Check back on September 19th to see if you are a winner! :)

We can't wait to see what your favorite is!  Until next time my friends...Good Luck :)

Friday Fun with Great Impressions Stamps

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It's my turn over at the Great Impressions Blog.  And I am trying to get a head start on autumn!  So that is what today's card is all about.

I used G487 Homes and B151 A Little Hello.  For both stamps I used gold embossing powder.  It addes to the autumn feel!

For the Homes I used Stampin' Up Markers (thanks to a very awesome friend of mine!)  For the sentiment and around the houses I used Distress Ink.  Around the edges of this card I used Tea Dye distress embossing powder from Tim Holtz.  It's to look a bit rusty.  I don't know if it looks like that but it does make for a nice frame! ;)

Thank you for stopping by!  You can find more inspirations  for Great Impressions Stamps Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.  And to go shopping:  Great Impressions Store.

Until next time my friends....let's create! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Love Some Stencils!

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There is a new challenge at Scrap It Girl!  On your project use either or both-stencils or masks.

I chose to use a stencil for this card:

I recently went to the craft store in search of some holiday inspired stencils-but I am either too early or just at the wrong place.  But I had a treasure hidden in my stash...

The bats and the stars are from this orange stencil.  One that I bought many moons ago for like .09.  Nine cents-that's right.  I have some other super cheap stencils like that too.  Now usually I have Tim Holtz or Heidi Swapp.  But for this project I need just a regular stencil (not fancy.) ;)

For the bats I used this awesome graphite paste by Viva.  It is so cool!  It glides on really nicely.

Here you can see the shiny in the bats.  So cool-shiny and it's a raised effect.  

I used Inka Gold for the stars.  It's opaque-which is really awesome.  I used a make up sponge to apply it.  I can't wait to put it on some other projects.  I bought this at Joann's.  They have some other varieties of the graphite paste but not graphite specifically.  I bought that at an art store.

I took an angled picture to show the haunted house pop dotted.  The haunted house came from my Cricut-Create a Critter 2.  I love this cartridge.  It has so many images besides cute smiling animals.  LOL!  And it came in handy because I could size how big I needed the house.  I used yellow Stickles for the yellow areas.  The background, grass, and moon paper is from DCWV.  

I would like to link this card up to the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you link up with our Stencils and Masks challenge.  There's a chance for a cool prize! :)

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