Sunday, May 29, 2011

Princess Graduate

I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post! Yowza, life has been a bit chaotic. I have been spending time crafting, just not able to get any finished cards ready to post. Thankfully another AWESOME challenge at One Stop Crafts Challenge kicked me into gear. This week Shelly challenged us to use buttons and bows on our cards. The challenge runs until midnight on Friday so you have lots of time to join in.

One Stop Craft Challenge #133 ~ Buttons and Bows
Copic Creations Challenge #50 ~ Yellows I’m not a big fan of yellow (clashes with my skin tone) so I focused on trying out my hand at blonde/yellow hair. Most of my images end up brunette or auburn as I have yet to really find the perfect ‘blonde’ in my Copics.
Anything Goes: Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #24; Creative Card Crew Challenge; By the Cute and Girly Challenge; 2 Sisters Challenge #41
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #35 ~ 2 or More Stamps I used the main girl image and pulled a graduation hat off another digi to create her graduation cap.
Little Red Wagon Challenge #82 ~ Use a Number
I used a numbered DP on the base of my card.
Stamping Vacation You Name the Challenge ~ Buttons
Daring Cardmakers Challenge ~ Passion for Fashion
What’s more fashionable than a lovely ball gown?
365 Cards Day 84 ~ Tuesday Prompt: Hat
I used a graduation hat instead of a crown on my princess.
Real Life Inspiration
One of my best friend's youngest daughter graduated from Kindergarten last week. She's such a special little girl in my life, I knew I had to create a princess card for her.
 My Creation
I created a diploma out of buttons and addd a gold bow.
I added a graduation cap to this sweet princess from Sassy Studios.
Ins and Outs ~ Princess Graduate
Stamps: Lil’ Honey’s Princess Ariel (Sassy Studio Designs), Graduation Cap (from Pink Cat Studios Graduate Billy)

Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Gradeschool Stack
Ink: Laser Printer, Olive Spica
Copics: Lips R20/Cheeks R14/Eye Shadow B00
Skin ~ E21, 50
Hair ~ Y21, YR 23, 31
Eyes ~ B45
Dress ~ G05, 07, 12, 20
Accessories: Buttons, Ribbon

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ice Cream Fun at One Stop Crafts

Wahoo! It's time for a new challenge at One Stop Crafts. This week we are challenging you to be inspired by ICE CREAM! Get creative...have a favorite flavor? Use the colors, images, or however you want to interpret it. Our generous sponsor, Robyn's Fetish, gave the DT some super cute images to play with. Link i your creation on the challenge blog and you could win at Robyns.

Color Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 53 ~ Ad Inspired
My Creation
 Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Snow Special
Stamps: Robyn’s Fetish, Pink Cat Studios VerseAccessories: Rhinestone Snowflake (The Paper Studio); Pop Up Dots; Glue Dots; Clear Star Gel Pen
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV (Josephine, Glimmer, All About Girls)
Ink: Laser Printer; Copics (RV000; R000, 00, 81, 85; E27, 30, 31)

CAS Sympathy

I've been so busy lately I'm WAAAAAY behind on reading my blog updates. I try to keep my 'to read' list current, but it's almost at 1000 now! EEKS! I can't bear to click the 'mark all read' button as I admire and respect each blogger's work and dedication. Another busy weekend is scheduled for me but I will try to get a bit of time in blog land. I've got a quick and easy card to share now. I like how switching up the fold a bit and adding the 'band' element gives a new twist to a standard clean and simple card.

I didn't add the string element, but kept with the basic feel for the other elements.

 365 Cards Day 16 ~ Abstract Art I've always been intrigued by inkblot images and thought it made for a fun challenge.
I Did It Creations Challenge #54 ~ Monochromatic
Stamping Vacation Animal Applause Challenge ~ Creatures with Cocoons
Folds: Lollipop Crafts Challenge #38; Design Dollies Challenge
Anything Goes: Crafty Creations Challenge #118; The Crazy Challenge #66
Flowers: Top Tip Tuesday #33; Everybody Art Challenge #141
Winged Things: Dutch Dare Card Challenge #112; OWH Challenge ~ Things with Wings
Punches: PaperTake Weekly Challenge; Crafts and Me Challenge #34
365 Cards Day 289 ~ Peek-a-Boo (2 windows in card front)
365 Cards Day 2 ~ Pick 5
1. Favorite color ~ Purple; 2. Favorite design technique ~ Monochromatic; 3. Favorite embellie ~ Butterfly Punches; 4. Least favorite color ~ Teal (especially paired with purple); 5. Favorite card size (dimensions) ~ A2

My Creation
Image Detail
 Slide the band off and unfold the matchbook style card.
Ins and Outs ~ CAS Sympathy
Stamps: SU Fast & Fabulous, Warmest Regards, TLC Verse
Paper: SU Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Printer Paper
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, Laser Printer
Accessories: Butterfly Punches, Stickles

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beaded Style

Wow, I've been a very bad blogger! Spring has hit MN and it seems when I'm not busy sneezing and wheezing from the spring pollens, I'm running one direction or the other; and unfortunately it's not towards my studio. LOL. I'd better post QUICK before I get pulled away from the computer....or should I say sucked into a game on Facebook. Am I the only one who suddenly finds they've spent over an hour playing one of those '60 second' games? :o)

Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Beaded Style
Stamps: SU Just My Style
Paper: SU CS, Transparency
Ink: Staz On Black
Accessories: SU Micro Beads