Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Golfer

It's only a week until Easter - WAHOO! Spring is just a joyous time and offers such promise for renewal. This week at One Stop Crafts we are challenging you to link up your Easter cards. One winner will receive a credit to Kenny K. Have you seen his images? They are so sassy and fun! I didn't have any 'obvious' Easter images, but was able to get a bit creative with his golfer dude. We hope you have a chance to play along! I'm already playing catch up at 365 Cards and had to pile a few challenges into one card to try and catch up a little bit!

Image Detail
I used my go to Copics to color my golfer dude.
 I tried to be clever and create a few golf balls with my dots embossing folder. Did I fool you?
I don't think there's room in my scrap bucket so I used my BG scraps to decorate the inside of my card. I was able to squeeze one more golf ball out of my embossed panel as well.
Ins and Outs ~ Easter Golfer
Stamps: Golfer (Kenny K); Be Egg-cellent (Stampabilities)
Paper: SU Whisper White, Basic Grey Wander
Ink: Laser Printer; SU Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery; Copics (R20; G40, 82, 94; E19, 21, 41, 50, 71, 74, 77; Y38; YR04, 18)
Accessories: CM Circle Punches, SU Tab Punch, SU Embossing Folder

Friday, March 30, 2012

Pig Me Up

This card was lots of fun to make. Some of my favoriate colors, my all time favorite sketch blog for inspiration, and the inspiration of one of my best friends. I'm pulling together a little care package for her and I know she'll smile when she sees the card.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #136

Color Inspiration ~ Colour Create Challenge #93

Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #109 ~Humor I made this for one of my oldest and dearest friends. She grew up on a hog farm and I've always pushed pig stuff on her. LOL. The humor in this card is when you read the inside sentiment that matches the image.

My Creation

Image Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Pig Me Up
Stamps: SU Button Buddies, Doodle Pantry Verse
Paper: SU Whisper White, Certainly Celery; DCWV
Ink: SU Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Label Punch, Embossing Folder, Doodlebug Baker’s Twine, EK Success Stickers

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mini Easter Treat Box

Wahoo! Spring has sprung in MN, in fact it’s been busting out all month. We’ve had several record breaking WARM temps, I’ve had my first frizz head humidity moments and I think I’ll have to get the lawn mower out and put away the snow shovels. What a treat it will be for Easter egg hunts! We typically have to stash eggs in snowbanks or mud pits; this is a welcome change.

Today I want to share with you this adorable treat box I made at a craft class our library offers once a month. Thanks to the world of die cutting machines, this was super easy to pull together. Perfect for a stash of jelly beans or chocolate eggs; providing I don’t snitch too many before the official holiday!

My Creation
I snipped some handmade 'fringe grass' to nestle the eggs in. 
Ins and Outs ~ Mini Easter Treat Box
Stamps: SU Inspired by Nature, Nature Walk
Paper: SU (Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze)
Ink: SU (Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze)
Accessories: Bitty Box Die

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Good Luck House Mouse

Did I miss it? Drat, I was having so much fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day I forgot to post a card! Thankfully this cute little guy can pass as a Good Luck card as well!

Sketch Inspiration ~ March Sketch for You to Try

365 Cards Day 17 ~ Shamrockin’ It’
Totally Stampalicious Challenge ~ Critters
OWH Challenge ~ Cute Characters
Inky Impressions Challenge ~ Flower Power
Even if the clovers are weeds, there are pretty purple flowers – eek, or are they thistles – in the patch.

My Creation

Ins and Outs ~ Good Luck House Mouse
Stamps: Stampabilities House Mouse O Lucky Day
Paper: SU Whisper White, Target Note Card, DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Markers (Green Galore, Garden Green, Gable Green, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace); Spicas; Sakura Soufflé Glaze Pen
Accessories: CM Heart Punch, Black Twine, WalMart Ribbon

Monday, March 19, 2012

Razzleberry Easter Girl

I love, love, LOVE Stampin’ Ups Rich Razzleberry. I’m a purple addict and this is purple completely RAZZed up. It pairs with pinks or other purples beautifully. Today I’m sharing a Easter Card featuring a handmade flower. Hey, did you know handmade flowers are the challenge this week at One Stop Crafts? What a coincidence! Okay, not really since I’m on the Design Team. I hope you pop over to see what my incredible teamies came up with and join in the fun.
Photo Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 12 ~ Ad Inspired
My Creation
Image and Flower Detail
I added little 'gems' to the center of my embossed flowers and the little girls hair.
My flower is made of a simple iris folding technique. Each ‘petal’ is a circle of 2 sided designer paper with the ‘corners’ (do circles have corners) folded in. It’s a really easy technique that adds some punch to your cards and LOTS of dimension.
Ins and Outs ~ Razzleberry Easter Girl
Stamps: SU Easter Blossoms
Paper: SU Whisper White, DP, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: SU Gems, Circle Punch, Embossing Folder
Techniques: Dahlia Fold

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Flowers for a Friend

Wowza! I had such great intentions of doing some serious crafting while I was laid up after surgery, but it seems the opposite happened! My blog and my studio have been neglected! Thank goodness for my awesome DT over at One Stop Crafts to get the mojo flowing again. This week we are hosting a BUTTON IT challenge and would love you to join us. Spring is just around the corner so I played with buttons on my flowers. A pretty quick and simple card to get me back on track.

Sketch Inspiration ~ 365 Cards Day 4 ~ Super Sketchy Sunday
March starts a new year at 365 Cards, once again I'm going to TRY and participate in all the challenges. We'll see how it goes, I usually FAIL miserably by the end of the year. LOL. Here's their first sketch.

Flower Detail
Ins and Outs ~ Spring Flowers for a Friend
Stamps: SU Mixed Bunch, Friendly Phrases
Paper: SU Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Ink: SU Lucky Limeade
Accessories: SU Blossom Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Brights Buttons, White Bakers Twine