Monthly Archives: June 2013
Hello crafty peeps! It’s Sunday, June 30th right? I thought so. Ha, ha. It’s been a busy week and month. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is July 1st! Really? Wow.
We’ve got a new challenge starting up TOMORROW over on Cards in Envy. It’s a sketch challenge. And it will be the last challenge with a sketch but NOT the last challenge. Starting in August, we will be having all themed challenges for Cards in Envy. I’m posting my card for the challenge a day early as I have my own challenge that also goes live tomorrow and I didn’t want this one to get overlooked by all of you. I know I have a lot of very talented friends and followers and I want to encourage you to create an A2 (4.25″x5.5″) non lumpy, bumpy card following this sketch:
Awesome, isn’t it? So many possibilities! Since this post is a day early, you are getting a sneaky peek at the sketch before it’s revealed on the challenge blog! Which means you could actually make a card today with this sketch and link it up as soon as the challenge goes live after midnight (central time)! What do you get when you join the Cards in Envy challenge? Well, you get a card made and if you make cards for Operation Write Home, you’d have another one to add to your stash that you need to mail in PLUS at the close of the challenge the fabulous Designers of Cards in Envy look over the entries and pick their favorites so you could also earn an adorable badge (created by me) for your blog. We award one badge to the very best, most liked card which is “First Class” and then we award three or more “In the MailBox” badges to the runners up. This challenge runs through July 14th, so I know you’ve got plenty of time to whip one up!
Ooops! Almost forgot to give the creation details on my own card! I used Echo Park “For the Record 2” 6×6 paper pad and some red cardstock and yellow cardstock to create the card following the sketch. I hand cut the banners, stamped the shortest one with the sentiment by Papertrey Ink from their Mailbox Greetings collection. The floral oval was cut with an oval die and I punched out the paper flower with a Stampin’ Up! scallop punch and circle punch. I added a bow tied from some button twine and added tiny paper circles instead of brads that I punched with a regular hole punch from the yellow cardstock. This made my card nice and flat for the Cards in Envy requirements. Which if you join the challenge, remember to make an A2 card (no square cards) and keep the thickness fairly flat so it fits in a regular first class envelope for mailing.
Hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend and remember to check out the Cards in Envy challenge tomorrow!
Happy Friday, crafty friends! The above photo has nothing to do with today’s post but I just can’t bring myself to have a post with no photo! Ha, ha. The photo is of a current mini album sample I’m working on for an upcoming class at the local scrapbook store. But now on with today’s post!
I’m pretty excited to share a review with you. I was contacted by Eric of Daily Craft TV to watch any one of their class videos and do a review of it. Let me tell you, it was hard to choose just one class but I finally zeroed in on Scrapbooking & Papercrafting Outside the Box. That “outside the box” phrase intrigued me and I wasn’t disappointed. First of all the video class runs for a little over an hour and is packed full of some fun ideas–many of which were new to me AND it only costs $4.99 AND you can pause it and rewind it in case you get interrupted AND you can watch it again!
For this class video there were SIX chapters!
- Making Chipboard Albums
- Using Acetate
- Holiday Card Album
- Hardware Store Embellishments
- Four Cards, Two Pieces of Paper
- Stamping with Bubble Wrap
Anyway, Happy Summer to you all! Stay cool if you are where it is hot! I’ve read a few blog posts and Facebook comments where some live where it is rainy and almost cold which is a bit hard for me to grasp. Either way, make the best of your climate and have fun and get crafty!
Hello! It’s time for another challenge with Seems a Little Sketchy. We had another fabulous and fun sketch by our designer Tess. Plus we were given some really cute circus digi images to work with from our challenge sponsor, Sweet’n Sassy Stamps! I printed up the circus tent three times and colored each one differently with my Copic markers. I decided to add the cute seal too and paper pieced the ball on his nose.
Copic Coloring List:
- Seal C1+C3+C5
- Top Tent B16+B18 and R46 and G24
- Middle Tent Y13+Y15+Y18 and BG05
- Bottom Tent BG05 +BG07+BG09 and Y15
Now it’s your turn! Make a card following this sketch and link it up to the Seems a Little Sketchy blog. You’ve got two weeks to get it done and as always there will be a prize from our sponsor, Sweet ‘N Sassy to a random winner.
Hello and Happy First Day of Summer! Yes, it is official though we’ve been having “summer” for a good three weeks already. Today is the start of another 2 week challenge over on Digi Haven with a theme of Fun with Flowers sponsored by Floppy Latte. For my designer card, I chose this lovely flower that I call Forget me Nots. Now, I may be wrong but that’s what they remind me of. I colored up the digi image for my card and for the charm with my Copic Markers.
Copic Coloring List:
- Flowers V12+V15+V17
- Leaves G40+G43+G46
- Background BG0000+BG000