Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Monochromatic for a Child at the Crafter's Cafe

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge theme is Monochromatic for a Child, partly in celebration of National Child Awareness Month. Starting today, our challenges will run roughly 2 weeks, on the 1st & 15th days of the month. For this challenge, we're sponsored by Bugaboo and All Dressed Up Stamps, and I used A Star is Born by All Dressed Up.

I used a Sizzix Flipitz die for the card base, and a Shake It plastic piece for the shaker on front.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pilin' on the Wonderful Friends

The theme this week at Pile It On is Friends/Friendly Hello. We're sponsored by Inky Impressions, so I used their Super Girl LiLi along with their Sweet Wonderful You sentiment.

The papers, including the spotlight element, are all from the "Comic Heroes" paper pack from Recollections. I cut the stars with my Silhouette Cameo, and edged them with Lemon Ice Stickles. The shaker portion is filled with mircobeads & glow-in-the-dark glitter.

Cheerful Sketches August Challenge: Sketch (2nd entry)
CHPPC: Patterned Paper (4th entry)
MarkerPOP Challenge: Anything Goes + Copic Markers
Melonheadz Friends Challenge: Hand-colored image
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes (2nd entry)
The Paper Girls: Super Heroes (2nd entry)

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Under the Sea with Crafting with Dragonflies

This fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies our theme is Under the Sea. No beach scenes, just under water views. I made a sparkly scene:

The watery background paper is from my stash, and I heat-embossed the whole piece with glittery embossing powder. I cut out the "Oceana Corner" die by Memory Box twice from a shiny green paper, mounted the pieces onto a double-sided adhesive sheet, and covered it with blue glitter. The fish are a rubber stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. They were heat-embossed with a shiny orange powder on a copper paper. I decoupaged two of the fish with foam tape. The sentiment is spelled out with Junkitz alphabet buttons, which I strung onto a green fiber ribbon and ahdered to the card base with adhesive dots.

Crafty Calendar August Challenge: Bingo (third column: Ribbon, Blue, Buttons)
House That Stamps Built: Sketch A2615
Inky Impressions #27: Decoupage Your Image
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations August Challenge: Anything goes with a stamp and die

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back to School with The Crafter's Cafe Challenge

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge this week is Back to School. We're sponsored by Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, and I used papers & elements from their Touch of Class set to make an interactive, magnetic card. Here it is all put together:

All the patterned papers & images are from the Touch of Class set (be sure to click the link for more info on this great set + a freebie!) and are printed on magnetic paper.

I created the notebook-edge border with a Die-namics die; it's all one piece of regular paper, and I cut out the center square to create the frame. I stamped a sentiment from Verve Stamps onto the notebook-sheet, which I had cut out with a Pagemakers die.

I obviously had lots of fun making this! Here's how it's put together:

 Magnet card

Cheerful Sketches August Challenge: Sketch
Crafty Boots: Anything Square
Crafty Creations: Back To School + New-to-you Technique (magnet card)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations: Back To School
Kitty Bee Designs: School
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: Add a border

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Simply Best Furry Friend

Today, August 25, is my dog Walt's 10th birthday. He was the first dog my husband & I owned together, and was bred by my sister-in-law from her sweet black & white miniature schnauzers. Both parents are still alive, as are most of the litter (I can't talk about the loss of his sister...) and all have wonderful personalities and are well-loved! Walt was actually the runt, but has grown into quite a husky boy! I decided to make a quick card to celebrate the joy that he continues to bring into our lives, along with his "brother" Allen. The card design was inspired by Walt's penchant for playing in the snow. The deeper, the better! He's sporting his summer shave right now, but should have his schnauzer beard back in time to get it full of snowballs!
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I used three different white cardstocks. I used the same embossing folder for both backgrounds, just the opposite sides. I used a Memory Box die to create the tree-lined background, which I popped up with foam tape. Before embossing, I heat-embossed "BFF" (from an Art Impressions stamp) in transparent yellow. It's silly, but I couldn't resist! I used my favorite Art Impressions stamp for "Walt", heat-embossing it in black on a shiny silver paper; I used a gray marker to give the dog Walt's coloring. The whole background is popped up from the base card with more foam tape.

Art Impressions Challenge #166: Anything Goes
Lawnscaping #112: Embossing
Less is More #238: Sketch

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