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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy 1st birthday

This layout is one of the firsts that I did. I wanted to do this since I have so many pictures of my kids already printed and waiting to be scrapbooked. This is my daughter's first birthday with all her cousins and boy, oh boy, did she cry!!! We had gone back home to meet up with all the family and with so many new faces, she could not keep up with it. I felt the birthday was very hectic for both of us since she wanted to stay in mommy's hands all the time!
 I chose to play with the DCWV The Sweet paper stack and the "sugar" sticker is from DCWV too. 
The banner is from Pink Paislee and held with some brown baker's twine. The butterfly is from Martha Stewart and the rest of the embellishments are from Me & My Big Ideas. A piece of green ribbon from stash was glued under the picture. I chose not to overdo the layout since it has been a while I scrapbooked.

A side photo to show the flower
DCWV Create and Win - Use DCWV products Nov 2

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


 This card was made for the October 2012 PaperTrey Blog Hop where we had to choose between some non-traditional color schemes for a Xmas card. I chose to play with this color scheme:

I took out the Train Tracks stamp set and paper pieced them.  It was tricy for me since I am not used to this technique. I used some white glossy accents for the clouds. I also added some Pink Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on the gifts and added some glitter on the wheels.
Close  up of the gifts, clouds and wheels

Close up of the pop-up presents
Cardstock: DCWV The Recycled Stack - Green Woodland Collection, Martha Stewart paper
Stamps : PaperTrey Ink Train Stacks set, Hampton Art
Accessories: Stickles, White glossy accents, Pop dots, black marker


PaperTrey Oct 2012 Challenge Blog Hop - Non-traditional color scheme
Create with DCWV and Win - Use DCWV products
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 31 - Christmas
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Any holiday from October to the end of the year Nov 8
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up to You - Midway Reminder Oct 29
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything goes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Warmest Holiday Wishes + small tip to cut your ribbons

A close up
This card was made by following the sketch from Hero Arts. The cardstock was cuttlebugged with the Dots embossing folder and American Crafts ribbon were added. I used the Hero Arts Clear Design: For You Tag set for the sentiment and some color was added with the Desert Sand distress inks. Pop dots were added to give some dimension. 

This is how I cut my ribbons:

Hero Arts October 2012 Contest - Holiday Cardmaking & a sketch
House of Gili #44 - Embossing (Dry)
Ooh - La - La Creations #116 - Xmas sentiment Oct 28
Holly Jolly Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CDAC Progessive Challenge #22a

This is my latest entry over in the challenge, 22#a, at Crafters Digital Art Center (CDAC). We were given a choice from 2 digis but I decided to go with this one first. I colored the digi stamp from Pattie's Creations called A Stitch in Time, in prismacolored pencils and my Bic markers. 

First, I placed the tag in the cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls folder and then stamped it with some pigment inks. I then glued it with some adhesives and had some pearls for the pins. To finish it off, I added some ribbon from stash. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Close up
 Pattie G's Creations #52- Tags Oct 21
Emerald Fairies #34- Anything goes Oct 29
Bearly Mine #57 - Anything goes Oct 22
Challenges for everybody #5 - Anything goes Oct 26


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This card was made for the Penny Black contest which they had over this weekend. I followed the sketch and made it just in time to post it in their Flickr gallery. This stamp set "Toadily" is only one of the 2 stamps sets I have for Penny Black's stamps, unfortunately.
I chose only a few of the froggies and colored them with my Bic markers, then used my oval Fiskars template to cut around them. Pop dots were added to give some dimension.
The sentiment is from Stampendous and ribbon is from May Arts.
A close up
Challenges for everybody - Anything goes
Crafty Mess Challenges - Anything goes
Di's Digis Challenges -  Animals acting like people

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge #20

This time over at CDAC PC20, we were given this cute piggie from Doodle Pantry to play with. Piggies are thought to be dirty all the time but I wanted to dress her up and add some embellishments to her.  

I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday to start with.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

CDAC PC20 - Image
Link up for Pink - Pink on card
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use a Freebie (Sentiment and Image - see above)
Jelly Park Challenges - Pink and Girlie
Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches (Martha Stewart punch)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Owl always love you!!!

Imaginisce with Scrapbook Trends Magazine is having a contest by using Imaginisce products. I don't own a lot of the tools but I only have the I-Rock and rhinestones.

The background was done by making a plaid pattern with two of the prosmacolored pencils. In this project, I used the light pink and a dark pink. Then, I stamped the flower on Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder to give it a dimensional look. I used the paper piercer to add some stitching effect to the heart and used pop dots to give it some height. I added some rhinestones to my punched hearts and glued some to the ribbon.

The I-Rock was very easy to use as the rhinestones already had adhesives at the back, which really helped in sticking them.
Stampendous white embossing powder
Stamps - G Studio
Cardstock - Recollections
Punch - Maped
Ribbon - May Arts
Brad- Bo Bunny
Scrapbook Trends - Contest