Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Summer Challenge

Hello everyone! We've got some changes over at CS! The Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog DT and the Crafty Sentiments DT will be joining together, so from now on we will only have one challenge blog. The Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog will be for tutorials and tips only. Currently the Crafty Sentiments blog has its challenges on Sundays but starting on Sept. 9th it will move to Thursdays.

Okay now that we got that out of the way, on with the Challenge: This Sunday's challenge is all about summer. I colored Amy with some copics and prisma markers and cut her out. I cut out the butterfly by hand (didn't want to use the cricut because everyone was asleep) and added some ribbon. For the rest of the Design Team creations check out the Crafty Sentiments Blog. Thanks for stopping by!


Image: Amy by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: DCWV and October Afternoon
Misc: rub ons by Karen Foster, ribbon from stash
Coloring: Copics, Prisma Makers/Pencils

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Baby bottle & Card Template

Someone over at PCP needed a baby bottle card template so I made one for her. I made a pdf and svg file. They include the card base and the parts of the bottle.

For the PDF Template click here
For the SVG Template click here

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Blog Hop time!

It's Blog Hop time at Instyle Stamps! The theme this month was end of summer. Come and join us! If you leave a comment at the Instyle Stamps Blog and vote for your favorite project you could win a goodie bag worth $25 from Instyle Stamps. How great is that?

If you have been following the hop, you should have just left Tina's Blog, if not you could start from the beginning at the Instyle Stamps Blog.

Okay on with the project!
When I think end of summer I think back to school. My sister's kids started school this week and we have been taking lots of pictures so I made this mini album for them.

The pink bow represents my niece and the blue bow is for my nephew. Most of the paper I used for the mini is from October Afternoon. Kristina is one of my favorite images so I just had to use her for the hop. (She is available as a digi at the ISS store which you can find here) I used my cricut to cut out the fence and used cereal boxes for the pages instead of chipboard.

(Click on the pics for a better view)

I stamped some pages with sentiments and used rub ons on others. I also had some green lace that I used as grass. I enjoy making minis and I love how this one turned out. I think I'll ask my dad to help me make a display for this album. Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is Jan's Blog! Happy Hopping!

Image: Kristina by Instyle Stamps
Paper: DCWV Mariposa, October Afternoon
Misc: Prima pearls, Prima flowers, Queen & Co. pearls, Tim Holtz gear, vintage trinkets, lace and ribbon from stash,
Coloring: copics, prisma markers&pencils

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crafty Sentiments 2 Brads and 1 Ribbon Challenge!

Today Crafty Sentiments has a new challenge for you! The recipe calls for 2 Brads and 1 ribbon. I used the Christmas Stocking digi stamp and Joann's Christmas paper I have had since last Christmas. I distressed around the digi with antique linen. Click on over to the Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog for more inspiration from the fabulous Design Team and to enter your card!

Image: Christmas Stocking by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: Joann's Christmas paper
Misc: Want to Scrap pearls, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Coloring: Copics, Prisma markers&pencils.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teacher's Pet

There's a challenge over at Michelle Perkett Studio with the theme being Back to school. Frosted Designs is also having a Back to school challenge so I'm entering this card for both of them. here is my entry. Isn't she a cutie? Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Mary Margaret by Michelle Perkett Studio
Paper: October Afternoon, DCWV
Coloring: copics, prisma markers&pencils
Misc: Thickers

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Winter can't come sooner...

This weather is so hot, I can't wait for winter to get here. I know I'm not the only one feeling the heat. So, while we wait, Crafty Sentiments has some new digi releases today that will help cool you off. First we have some wonderful winter digis. I have to say these snowmen are adorable! I'm totally starting my Christmas cards early this year. (I promise!) Here are some cards I created using two of the new images released today.

I used the snowmen couple on my first card.

I used this cheery snowman for a second card.
Here's a peek at the two sets of digi papers...woo-hoo! loving that blue pack.
To look at more creations from the Design Team with the Winter Digis, and for more details check out the Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog and the Crafty Sentiments Store.

I'll be doing a coloring tutorial based on my two winter cards over at the Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog tomorrow so be sure to check it out!

Back To School

My niece is going back to school tomorrow with her little brother. (Kids, they grow up so fast) So I made her a quick present, a bookmark. I made an A2 size card and added a pocket on the front to put the bookmark in. I was searching for a reading quote and thought this one was perfect for the image that I used. The quote says "Reading is to the mind what exercise is t0 the body." . I knew Kristina would be perfect for this project. I hope my niece likes it!

P.S. Instyle Stamps is having a scavenger hunt over at PCP. You still have time to play, we have the scavenger hunt open until 8pm Eastern Sunday (today). You can play along here on Paper Craft Planet:

I'm entering this creation in the following challenges:
Stamp Something Challenge: Something Digi
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: Anything Goes!

Image: Kristina by Instyle Stamps (available in digi form)
Paper: DCWV, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye
Coloring: copics, prisma pencils/markers
Misc: prima flowers, beads, string, clear button, MM brad, ribbon from stash.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Instyle Stamps last day of Release Week!

Hello everyone,
Today is the last day of this month's release week over at Instyle Stamps, which was also baby week. In honor of both the baby themed week and the end of release week I made a card using Hanna which should be available today at the ISS Store. My cousin is having a baby so this card will be on hold for her. Hanna is one of the new releases being featured today at the ISS blog. To see the rest of the new images being featured today make sure to check out the Instyle Stamps Blog!

Image: Hanna by Instyle Stamps
Paper: October Afternoon, Strathmore watercolor paper cold press
Misc: Want 2 Scrap pearls, MM sticker letters, MS lace punch, ribbon from my stash, MS glitter
Coloring: Distress Ink "worn lipstick" aqua-flow water brush

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Mono Challenge!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today's challenge over at Crafty Sentiments is Mono plus 1 color. This week we are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs. They have graciously allowed us to work with their images. I got to work with "Little Girl Bear Hugs." My mono color was pink and my + color was green. Hope you all join us for this week's challenge! Go check out Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team! Happy creating!
Image: Little Girl Bear Hugs by Meljen's Designs
Paper: DCWV
Misc: bling, Studio G stamp, pink string from stash
Coloring: copics, prisma markers

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Color Challenge with Instyle Stamps!

Instyle Stamps has a color challenge for you to try today! Here is the picture we are using. You have lots of blues and greens to work with!

I knew I wanted to make an underwater card but wasn't sure where to start. I used Sofie, who is available in digital and rubber form at ISS. Sofie was colored with copics and prisma pencils. I printed her twice and cut her out to give her a 3d effect.

I thought Sofie definitely needed to be underwater and since I recently bought some watercolor paper I decided to use it as the my card base. I used my marvy le plum II pens and a watercolor brush to paint the sea. I have to say, that was so much fun to do. After the paint dried I covered the front of the card with glitter glue. I then cut the seaweed by hand and colored them with a dark green prisma marker to give it some shadows. I then used my Sakura glitter pen to add some sparkle. The air bubbles are hole puncher scraps I saved. I painted the corners blue and added some glossy accents to give the bubbles a 3d effect. I finally added some shells I had in my stash and stamped the thank you sentiment. I love this card, when you hold it the glitter gives it a "magical glow" that I wasn't able to catch on camera. Hope you join us for the color challenge at Instyle Stamps Blog!

You don't have to use ISS images to enter our challenges but if you do use an ISS image and win you get 4 images of your choice, if you don't have an ISS image and win you still get to choose 2 images from the store! Happy Creating!

Image: Sofie by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Strathmore watercolor cold press 300g/m
Coloring: Aqua-flo brush, prisma markers/pencils, copics, marvy le plum II markers
Misc: Sakura Gelly Roll "clear star" , Studio G Glitter Glue

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Instyle Stamps Release Week!

It's Release week over at Instyle Stamps this week! Everyday (Mon-Fri) the ISS Blog will be showing projects from the Design Team with the new images. Today I get to introduce you to Summer Tilly! Isn't she a cutie?

I have a stack of plain paper lunch bags in my craft room and thought it would be nice to decorate one for my niece. The front of the bag is the only part I covered. After measuring my paper and coloring my image I was able to put together this bag in less than five minutes. I have to say I will be decorating more of these bags! If you liked Summer Tilly, go check out the Instyle Stamps Blog to see more of today's releases!
Image: Summer Tilly by Instyle Stamps available Aug 20th
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Coloring: Prisma Markers, Prisma Pencils
Misc: Want 2 Scrap pearls, bling, white ribbon from Joann's, MS lace punch, Vellum quote from stash

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Distress, distress...

Howdy everyone. Today we have a fun challenge for you at Crafty's all about distress! When I think of distress I automatically think vintage so I made this cute card with Amy from Crafty Sentiments. How sweet is she? I love the layered effect of the MS lace punch, it makes me think of the dresses my mom made me wear when I was younger.

For more inspiration check out the rest of the Design Team creations at Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog! Remember there is always a prize for one lucky entry!
Image: Sitting Amy by Crafty Sentiments
Paper: DCWV, My Mind's Eye
Misc: MS Lace punch, vintage measuring tape from my printable files
Coloring: Prisma Colors/Markers and Copics

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Instyle Stamps Inspiration Challenge

Happy Hump day everyone! Today Instyle Stamps has an inspiration challenge for you to try! Here is the picture we are using as inspiration. I used the lines on the crib and the picture frames in the background and incorporated them into my card. The image I used is Molly and she is availabe in digi and rubber. I have to say I love coloring these anime images, they are just too cute. Any anime lovers out there? *Raises Hand* Me!! Okay enough chatter from me, to enter your card and see more creations from the design team, check out the Instyle Stamps Blog. Happy creating!

Image: Molly by Instyle Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Coloring: Prisma Markers, Copics, Prisma Pencils
Misc: Thickers from American Crafts

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Thursday Challenge

Thursday is here again! Crafty Sentiments challenge this week is the theme Make a tag! Here is my take on the challenge. Remember there is always a prize for one lucky entry! Make sure you stop by the Crafty Sentiments Digi Blog to check out the rest of the DT's creations!

This was a very quick and simple tag. I love coloring images like this one. This is called Pat Sitting by water.

Image: Crafty Sentiments Pat sitting by water
Coloring: copics, prisma markers and pencils
Misc: MS glitter

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sketch Challenge with Instyle Stamps

Hi everyone! Instyle Stamps has a monthly sketch challenge for you to try for the month of August. You don't have to use images from Instyle Stamps but if you do have some, we would love for you to use them! Here is the sketch provided by ISS. We all made easel cards for this sketch. If you don't know how to make an easel card and you would like to try one out you can follow the tutorial here from Splitcoaststampers.

I used Instyle Stamps wedge digi image which can be found here. I printed the shoe three times and used the third copy to add dimension to the main shoe. I colored the wedges with my prisma markers and pencils. I really like how the shading came out. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations at Instyle Stamps Blog.

Image: Instyle Stamps Wedge
Paper: Webster's Pages
Misc: MS lace punches, prima rose, bling
Coloring: Prisma markers and pencils

Challenges this card is being entered in:
Allsorts Challenge: Dressing Up
Daring Cardmakers: Girlfriend Day
PaperPlay Challenges: Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pretty Frames

Just wanted to share some frames I made on inkscape. The file includes both frames (words are not included). Remember if you use scal you can always break them apart and it will let you move the frames individually. Also if you open the file and it is too big just click on "keep proportions" and decrease the width. Hope you have fun with them! To download the svg file click here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Did you hear?

InStyle Stamps had a design team call a few weeks ago and since I loved their stamps I decided to give it a go. I'm so happy to share with you all that I made the cut! Yay!!!!!

If you have never been to their store you should check it out, their images (which include retro, anime and whimsy images) are just adorable! Here is a card I made with one of their yet to be release images called Hanna (which will be available after the 20th of August). Isn't she the sweetest? I've been neglecting my vintage side so I decided to give this card a vintage flair. I think I might have to turn this card into a mini book because I love the way it turned out. I hope you come and visit back often so I can share my ISS creations with you all!

Image: Hanna by Instyle Stamps
Paper: Melissa Frances, October Afternoon
Embellishments: lace, pearls, Jenny Bowlin bingo card, puzzle piece, vintage ticket, MM alpha stickers, metal heart, vintage pin
Coloring: Prisma markers, Prisma pencils
Inks: Antique Linen Distress Ink


The Shabby Tea Room: House and Home
Rosie-D's Challenge: Creatures great and small
Creative Inspirations: Anything goes
One Stop Craft: Patterns
Practical Scrapper: Favorite product (lace)
Crafty Catz: Fabric
Paper Play: Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: text crazy