Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #246

Good Morning!  It's Tuesday and we have a great sketch from Jessi to play with this week and we have a fabulous sponsor.  Dies R Us is joining us this week.  I'm not sure how I stumbled on this fun store, but I am sure glad I did.
I kept my card Clean and Simple but I love how it turned out.  I've been pulling out so ooold Stampin' Up! paper lately.  Gotta love the classics right?

My card features a die from Blossom Tags & Accents by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from an SVG cut I found at the Silhouette Online Store.  This is one for easy mailing.

Please pop on over to TMS and join us this week.  Have a great day!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Silhouette Sunday

Hello everyone!  Happy Easter.  I do hope you're enjoying the day with good food, family and friends.  It's pretty laid back for me today.  My daughter colored my hair, I have Cardamom-Orange Bunnies in the oven (these are so cute - I hope they're yummy).

Anyway, so I'm working on an Easter basket of goodies for my landlord, hence the home-baked bunny buns.  I also made an egg house by SVG Cuts.  This is from the Cotton Tail Village set.  This is actually the very first project ever that I've made using one of their 3D svg files.  I think it came out adorable despite the issues I had cutting it out.

So here's the house.  I used some really old papers from both Stampin' Up! and Creative Memories.  The Stampin' Up! products came from a Stampin' Memories kit called Just Delightful.  It is undoubtedly 7 or 8 years old.  The paper from Creative Memories is from a package called Memories & Moments.  It had the perfect pastel colors.

Inside I put some Hershey's chocolate kisses and Jordan almonds.

And then decorated it with just few stickers from the Stampin' Memories kit, a scalloped piece for over the windows and topped it with a paper bow from the Silhouette Online Store.

Like I said, I had some issues with cutting it out using SCAL.  It's not cutting according to placement on the mat.  After 3 attempts, I went with the best cut out pieces so some of the tabs were a bit short, but it still went together nicely.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Delightful Challenges Thursday

Hello everyone!  I hope your Thursday is off to a great start.  The new challenge is up at Delightful Challenges and this week the theme is...

(include a flower)

I loved this challenge because I get to show off the sweet Bertie Bunny image but it also allowed me to play with a flower that I've had in my svg arsenal for awhile now.  I love how Bertie Bunny ended up being the perfect center to this flower.

I created the card basing by cutting out two pieces of card stock using the lattice rectangle die by Spellbinders.  I scored the back panel about 1/2 inch down from the top and then glued the front panel onto the back at the score line to the top edge.  Really easy and so cool looking!

I cut the flower out using my Silhouette Portrait, layered it according to the cut file and then added the focal image to the flower.  This was such an easy card to create and I am super pleased with the results.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Kelleigh Ratlaff

Hello everyone,

I have a really sweet treat Easter project to share with you.  This is a fun carrot box by Kelleigh Ratlaff that I really enjoyed making and decorating.  You can find it here at P & Co.

I created the bunny medallion with some punches and inspiration I found on You Tube.  I'll link it up here when I find it again.

Anyway, just sharing a super quick Easter treat that you can create in a matter of minutes to give the Easter bunny a helping hand.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #245

Good Morning!  It's time for a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's up and ready for you to play with.  We have a great, new sponsor - Sami Stamps is with us and I am featuring one of her adorable digis Egg Cluster.

I really wanted a chocolate theme to this Easter card.  I love pink and brown anyway.  I picked up this really cute washi tape at Hobby Lobby and I really wanted to use it - so this worked!  I grabbed a chocolate bunny svg from the Silhouette Store which worked perfectly, too.

This is a close up to show you the shiny stuff I spritzed on it - I forgot I had this stuff.  It's purty!

Please join us this week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just playing around....

Hello!  Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was good.  The weather was gorgeous and I was able to spend some time at my craft table.

I've been watching lots of videos lately on watercolor backgrounds.  I think the friends at Just Us Girls must've been, too, because that the challenge this week.  I made a small order from Ellen Hutson and part of it was watercolor paper.  So here's my attempt....

I love how this looks!  I should've added a bit more green and little less blue, but I really love this!  I was pretty easy.  I put ink on an acrylic block and then spritzed it with water and then stamped.  After I dried it with a heat gun I added the stamping.

I did go to Hobby Lobby on Saturday so I picked up a package of sequins and added these to the card.  The stamp set is one of my favorites - it's called Bloom by There She Goes Stamps.  Of course, that shop has been closed for awhile now, I do hope Chris Dark (illustrator) has made her designs available somewhere else.

Stamps:  Bloom (TSG)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Brilliant Blue (SU!), Watercolor card stock (Ranger)
Ink:  New Sprout, Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools:  Heat gun, Cuttlebug, Maryanne embossing folder

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Silhouette Sunday

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend.  My kids didn't go to Clearwater as planned so my weekend was a little different than I had in mind, but that's OK.

So this week's Silhouette Sunday share is a topiary that I have literally been working on for months.  Here's why.... I made the little pot and then the whole project went into thinking stage.  It stayed there for weeks and weeks.  Then I finally bought styrofoam balls.  Put some of it the pot.  Then it went back into a holding pattern.  About 4 weeks ago I cut the roses and started gluing them on and then ran out of the paper I using.  Ack!  But fortunately I found someone on Splitcoast Stampers that had a package of this paper but she mailed it to my old address so it took about a week or so to get it.  I got the paper about 2 weeks ago.  Yesterday I finally sat down, cut out the last 19 roses that I needed and finished the project.

My daughter loves her tree.  It stands about 18 inches high.  The pot should be bigger, really, but I'm limited on space with a Portrait.  A word of caution if you decide to make one.... don't push the dowel all the way to the bottom of the pot.... it will not sit straight.  I am speaking from experience.

I'm linking up to Lori Whitlock's Link Up Party - flower theme challenge.

Octagon Flower Pot and Rolled Rose svg (Lori Whitlock)
Paper:  Soft Sky dsp (SU!)
Card stock:  By the Bay (Raisin Boat)
Ribbon:  Moss satin (Offray)
Moss from Dollar Tree