Showing posts with label Creative Memories. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Creative Memories. Show all posts

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Not so sure...

You know how sometimes you have a picture of a card in your head, and it is simple, but cute and you are excited to make it? And then when you do make it, you think hmm - this is NOT how it looked in my head :( This is one of those:

The image is from Stretch Your Imagination, using the blackout and silhouette features. I cut the scalloped square from Storybook. The sentiment is a Close to My Heart stamp. I used Mostlt StampinUp paper, but the patterned paper was from my scrap box. The heart punch is from creative memories.

The card is based on a sketch challenge that I am too late to submit it for, but you can still go take a peek at the sketch - CPS Card Sketch - 181

The challenges I am submitting this for -
Pear Tree Design - wedding theme
Paper Playtime - anniversary

That's it for today, hope you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend!

A la prochaine...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Feeling Blue

I have a couple of productive days off. I made quite a few cards, got much of the house cleaned, finished reading Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkabahn (sp?) and started reading HP and the golblet of fire to my son, tidied up my scrapping space and made it a mess again... who could ask for more? Here is the card I'm sharing today:

The stamp is from MFT's pure innocence line. I do love those stamps. I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and used the baby oil technique to blend the colors. I am still really new to it, but it is a fun technique. Most of the paper is Stampin Up, the patterned paper I think may be old Creative Memories. The 2 little metal brads were bought at my LSS, no clue who made them, they were just in my stash...

Here are the challnges I am submitting this for:

Paper Cutz Challenges - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - sketch
If the Shoe fits - metal(brads)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Blue and green

Hope you are all enjoying the waning days of summer - the nights are getting cool on the East Coast.

A la prochaine...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mojo Monday 149

I have never participated in a Mojo Monday sketch before, but while my daughter and I were watching Dora, we were coloring some MFT images - she colored hers with markers and crayola colored pencils, in the beautiful way a 4 year old does. She was so excited to be doing it with mummy! This is fairly true to the original sketch which you can see here

So the image is from MFT - Pure Innocence line - love those stamps:) The paper and punches I used were mostly StampinUp, except for the green polk-a-dot paper which is old Creative Memories. I colored with my Prismacolor pencils, and used baby oil to blend the colors. This is only the second time I have used them, so i am still feeling it out. Thanks for looking :)

A la prochaine...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sqeezed in another!

So I managed to squeeze in another challenge before going to bed. I am entering this in a couple of challenges:
a) Paper Cutz Challenges. Their challenge for this week was to do a western theme. Now as a girl from Nova Scotia, this was slightly outside the box for me, I have never been west of Ontario.

b) Raising the Bar: Challenge #27. They were doing a "wedding challenge" this week. Something old: The bandana paper I have held onto for 8 years in my stash, Something new: My Once Upon a Princess cartridge that I used to create the card, Something Borrowed/ recycled: I used some paper from my scrap stash and Something blue: - all the blue paper - in her skirt, and the card base.

c) If the Shoe Fits... Is having a vacation theme this week. Now I have never vacationed in the west, but a friend of mine just got back from the Calgary stampede and had so much fun! It is now on my wish list of some day vacations.

So here is what i came up with...

So this cute little lady was made on my Gypsy using Once Upon a Princess for the Cow Girl - Cut at 4 1/2. George and Basic shapes for the rectangle of the card, and Robotz for the font - cut at .9" which I welded to the rectangle.

The paper is mostly SU, except the blue for her skirt and hat and the brown of teh boots which are from my scrap box, so who knows. The bandana paper is old Creative Memories from many moons ago. I held onto it for some reason in my stash.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out! I think she is super cute! I love OUAP, but haven't used it much. I hope this is the start of a new trend for me, using that cute cartridge. Hope you like it!

A la prochaine...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Throwback Thursday...

So I have had the past 4 days off work, and got a bit of crafting done, that I am finally getting around to posting. I participated in 3 challenges on the web this week. This is the 1st one. Emma, of My creative time, challenged us to use Zoobaloo, or another of the older cartridges to make an animal project. Here is what I came up with:

we always seem to need gift card holders at our house. We tend to give gift cards often for birthdays. My son is at the age where he loves to have his own money to spend places, so gift cards from Chapters, or the movies make great gifts for him! he often chooses gift cards as gifts for his friends.
The holder is cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More at 8 inches. I then cut the monkey and it's silhouette from Zoobaloo at 2.5 inches. In retrospect, I might have cut the monkey a little bigger - maybe 3 inches... oh well, next time :)
The stamps are both from My Pink Stamper, and the paper is a mix of Stampin Up, CM (printed paper) and something from my LSS. The ribbon on the to is from CTMH. On the whole, I was pretty happy with how this turned out. Thanks for looking,
A la prochaine...