Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ernie Never Forgets

This is Ernie, isn't he cute! Ernie is also never forgets...especially the kindness of others. This little set was made for Clear Dollars Guest Designer Challenge, CDSGDC0509. The theme was to have something dangle from your project. I dangled hearts from Ernie's trunk and the handle of the bag.

Here are some closer looks...

the card...

the bag...

My thread and heart bow...

Recipe: Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Ernie Elephant & Farm Critters, Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Paper: pattern paper from Walmart, cardstock from Hobby Lobby, Punches: Fiskars border punch, heart punch from dollar store, Nestabilities "squares", Misc: thread

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Simple Thank You

I am always needing little thank you cards. So tonight, I got my CTMH kit, thank you UPS Man!!! So I decided I needed to play!! I made these cute little and so very simple 3x3 cards. I used CTMH's "Dream Big" & "Fringed Phrases". I stamped the little flowers in Garden green, tulip, indian corn blue & goldrush. I stamped the "thank you" in Memento tuxedo black. I popped one flower on each card on half a phone dot and adhered. I then tied my ribbon and I was done.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Passions for Crafts Blog Candy...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby Boat

This was my entry for the "Bellie Up to the Buffet" over at Splitcoast. You can find more information on it here....

For this challenge you were to use at least 3 embellishments ('bellies) on your card. You could use as many as your hearts I used...
safety pin
seed beads
my punches to make my boat
I also used my nesties and swiss dots embossing folder to create this card. I did have another card I made for the challenge...but honestly I wasn't happy with it.

Close up of the safety pin with seed beads...

Here is the card I made first that just wasn't cutting it for me...

This card was made with...ribbon, glitter, blings, safety pin, seed beads, eyelet. I also used my nesties on this card as well as some crystal effects. The image and sentiment is from Doodle Factory and is colored with my copics and SU markers. I find that when I use crystal effects the SU markers tend to bleed. You will see that on the part above the star and the pink.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Framed Tulips

I love flowers, but tulips are one of my favorite flowers. Fresh cut tulips seem to brighten up any room or any mood. I'm hoping my paper tulips do the same thing. When I was browsing through my MFT stamps I found these tulips in the "Bundles of Bouquets" and just had to use them in this weeks Idol Judges Challenge. I painted my pencil holder barn red and then got coordinating cardstock and wrapped around it. I used my Fiskars border punch on the yellow gold cardstock. I masked my flowers and colored with my copics. I added a little shimmerz to the leaves and the flower. I then wrapped it around my pencil box. Then I had some spare flowers, so I used my cuttlebug and nestabilities to make a frame for them. Hence the title Framed Tulips...hee hee. For the pencil holder I added the sentiment "from the heart" and made it look like the butterflies were carrying it away. The butterflies were stamped multiple times and then colored with copics. I used shimmerz on the top layer of the butterflies to give them a little sparkle. For my card I did the same thing I did with the pencil holder just used a larger size nestabilities. In both frames I used the clouds from MFT's "Hooga Booga" stamp set. I stamped them on vellum and ran them through the cuttle bug. Then just added a touch of shimmerz around the edges for that silver lining. For the sky I used light blue chalk to give it a little color. I think it turned out pretty well. This pencil holder will sit nicely on my desk and will brighten the day.

Here is a close up of the pencil holder...

A close up of the card... You can really see the details in the clouds in this picture and the butterflies.

Recipe: Stamps: MFT's "Hooga Booga", "Bundle of Bouquets", Ink: Copic markers, Memento tuxedo black, Shimmerz- Royal Red, Green Olive, Pixie Dust, Gold Glimmer, Paper: Cardstock from Hobby Lobby, Pattern Paper from Hobby Lobby, Vellum from Hobby Lobby, Misc: Ribbon, glue dots, pencil holder and a little TLC!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy MFT Day!!!

Today is Celebrate My Favorite Things Day! So today I decided to play with one of my Flopsey stamp sets that hadn't been inked yet...I know shame on me for waiting so long to ink this cute lil' "Flopsey Flowers" stamp set! I wasn't really sure on which sentiment I was going to put, but I started thinking...scary huh...but sometimes things in life happen and you either need an apology card or a sympathy card. And when these things happen normally we are so consumed with everything we don't have time to make a card to say we care. So I figured why not make one now, so that heaven forbid one of these instances do occur I will be ready. Plus this set is so versatile for any occasion, I am absolutely sure it will be inked over and over!
Here is a side view..

I stamped an additional trio of flowers, cut them out, colored with copics and used Crystal Effects on the flowers.

Love this ribbon!

My Recipe: Stamp: MFT "Flopsey Flowers, Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Sketch markers, Paper: White cardstock, Yo Yo Yellow cardstock (SU), Simple Grid Red and Simple Dot Red from Simply Luxe, Misc: SU Red sticky mesh, foam adhesives, white embroidery thread, metal clip from Spare Parts, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Zoom Zoom

This is my card for this weeks MFTIJ06 challenge. The challenge was to make a single layer card. It normally takes me a little while to figure out what I am going to come up with, but this week, it came to me right away...thanks to those new sprint commercials! You know the one where they say 234 thousand people are breaking up right now on the phone, 127 thousand of them are breaking up via text message....well anyway they had a lot of yellow and black and it made me think of taxi's which in turn made me think of the little car in one of MFT's sets...and well this is the result. I am very pleased with myself. I think it turned out cute!

Here is a close up of my red taxi...

I love tying bows on buttons!
Recipe: Stamp: MFT's Congrats All Around, Bundles of Bouquets, Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic markers RV29, Y15, Cardstock: Plain white from Walmart, Misc: Ribbon, button, embroidery thread, silver elastic thread, making memories yellow eyelet, SU small oval punch, glue dots.

Monday, April 13, 2009

What happened to Ben?

So this weeks MFT challenge was to create ANYTHING!! Well that sounds simple enough, but it was actually hard for me. What do I create? Should it be bright and with lots of sparkle? Should I make it fun and bright? Too many choices. Well after sleeping on several ideas I finally decided to do a picture frame. I took a plain wooden picture frame from the craft store, painted it lime green, and modge podged paper on it from AC Pattern Paper "Teen". I then punched out stars from the pattern paper with my marvy star punch. I used shimmerz on the edges of those stars to give it a little sparkle. I had bought some really cool glitter paper a while back and used it in my cricut for the other stars. I then tied my ribbon on the sides but still something was missing. So I added the chipboard words to the frame and added stickles to make them sparkle.

The frame was it was time to work on the picture. I decided to use MFT's "Ben Paper Dolls" by Stephanie Fizer. Now in my house it is all girls, the only boy is my husband, so naturally everything is pink, purple, shiny, sparkly, glittery, you know girly! So poor Ben he had to be made a little girly for this project. I stamped him out using Brilliance Graphite Black ink, then colored with copics. I then used different colors of shimmerz to paint sections of his space suit. I cut him out and then took wire to make the wires coming from his helmet. I also added crystal effects to Ben's face to make it look like the helmet had a clear visor. I then stamped his little puppy and colored with copics. I stamped him twice so I could cut out his cape. I added shimmerz to his cape and added foam tape to make it look as if the cape was blowing forwards. I also added Crystal Effects to his nose to make it shiny. For the moon, I used my cuttlebug to give it the "craters". I then stamped VersaMark Dazzle in 'frost' all over the moon and used clear embossing powder from CTMH. It gave it a nice shimmer to moon. I cut it to fit the paper. I put Ben and his puppy up on foam dots and adhered it to the page.

I also made a "bibbity boo" (magic wand) as they are called in our house for my 3 year old. I took a wooden star wand, colored it lime green and pink. I used AC Pattern Paper "Teen" and modge podge it on. Then I colored, cut and put on foam dots to adhere the puppy. I added some crystals around the puppy to give it a little sparkle. Tied my ribbon and I was done!

Close up of Ben's visor and wire antenna...Close up of the puppy...I added crystal effects on his nose...Another close up...The foam tape to make his cape look like it is blowing forward...
Close up of the "bibbity boo"...
Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 10, 2009

The kiddos...

I thought I would share a few pics of my kiddos. Here's my girls right before the Spurs basketball game tonight...which we should be leaving in a minute or so.... They are super excited!!! We are going to go eat and then head to the game!!! So they got all decked out in the Spurs gear. And of course it is pink...what other color is there?

This was yesterday outside, a nice 80 degrees outside. They were using the bottoms of some of my plant containers. I haven't planted anything yet so they decided they made great hats. They were too funny!!!

And here is when the "rain" came down.

Well I know this is short blog but I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hey there cupcake!

I wanted to make my friends little girl a really cute birthday card & what says happy birthday more than cake...well cupcake that is! I used my cricket and the Doodle Charms cartridge to create this card. I cut out several cupcakes, tops of cupcakes, bottoms of cupcakes, & candles until I got it just right. I used paper from AC Pattern Paper "Teen" and SU cardstock to create the different layers of my cupcake. I also used my scor pal to make the lines for the cupcake liner. Inside I stamped "Make a Wish" from Studio G stamps. It needed some sparkle so out came the stickles. And of course we have to add ribbon for that just right touch.

Wild flowers...

It's feels like spring I decided to make a springy card!
I stamped my images (MFT's "hooga Booga" sentiment, & "Spring Sprouts") in Brilliance graphite black ink. I then colored them with my copic markers and cut out. I added stickles to a few of the centers and to the sun & butterfly. I layered my paper (AC Patterned Paper "Teen") and used glue dots to adhere all my flowers. Some flowers were put on pop up glue dots to add some deapth. I also used the pop up glue dots on my sun.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's a Boy!!!

Before you get the wrong idea...NO I'm not pregnant!!! My friend on the other hand is and she is having a BOY!!! This will make 4 boys for her...brave woman! We are throwing her a baby shower at my house and I wanted to do something special for her. So I decided to go with a car theme for my baby gift. I found a cute little pj set with the exact same little car that matched my lucky can a girl get!! So I made her a few note cards, decorated a little cotton ball & q'tip set, made her bag all cute-sfied and then filled it with all the baby necessities! Here are a few pictures of her gift. I really hope she likes it. I have all girls so it's not very often that I get to make something boyish.

I made a set of 5 of these.