Thursday, April 17, 2014

Delightful Challenges Thursday

Hello everyone!  I hope your Thursday is off to a great start.  The new challenge is up at Delightful Challenges and this week the theme is...

(include a flower)

I loved this challenge because I get to show off the sweet Bertie Bunny image but it also allowed me to play with a flower that I've had in my svg arsenal for awhile now.  I love how Bertie Bunny ended up being the perfect center to this flower.

I created the card basing by cutting out two pieces of card stock using the lattice rectangle die by Spellbinders.  I scored the back panel about 1/2 inch down from the top and then glued the front panel onto the back at the score line to the top edge.  Really easy and so cool looking!

I cut the flower out using my Silhouette Portrait, layered it according to the cut file and then added the focal image to the flower.  This was such an easy card to create and I am super pleased with the results.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Kelleigh Ratlaff

Hello everyone,

I have a really sweet treat Easter project to share with you.  This is a fun carrot box by Kelleigh Ratlaff that I really enjoyed making and decorating.  You can find it here at P & Co.

I created the bunny medallion with some punches and inspiration I found on You Tube.  I'll link it up here when I find it again.

Anyway, just sharing a super quick Easter treat that you can create in a matter of minutes to give the Easter bunny a helping hand.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketches #245

Good Morning!  It's time for a new sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and it's up and ready for you to play with.  We have a great, new sponsor - Sami Stamps is with us and I am featuring one of her adorable digis Egg Cluster.

I really wanted a chocolate theme to this Easter card.  I love pink and brown anyway.  I picked up this really cute washi tape at Hobby Lobby and I really wanted to use it - so this worked!  I grabbed a chocolate bunny svg from the Silhouette Store which worked perfectly, too.

This is a close up to show you the shiny stuff I spritzed on it - I forgot I had this stuff.  It's purty!

Please join us this week!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Just playing around....

Hello!  Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was good.  The weather was gorgeous and I was able to spend some time at my craft table.

I've been watching lots of videos lately on watercolor backgrounds.  I think the friends at Just Us Girls must've been, too, because that the challenge this week.  I made a small order from Ellen Hutson and part of it was watercolor paper.  So here's my attempt....

I love how this looks!  I should've added a bit more green and little less blue, but I really love this!  I was pretty easy.  I put ink on an acrylic block and then spritzed it with water and then stamped.  After I dried it with a heat gun I added the stamping.

I did go to Hobby Lobby on Saturday so I picked up a package of sequins and added these to the card.  The stamp set is one of my favorites - it's called Bloom by There She Goes Stamps.  Of course, that shop has been closed for awhile now, I do hope Chris Dark (illustrator) has made her designs available somewhere else.

Stamps:  Bloom (TSG)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Brilliant Blue (SU!), Watercolor card stock (Ranger)
Ink:  New Sprout, Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools:  Heat gun, Cuttlebug, Maryanne embossing folder

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Silhouette Sunday

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend.  My kids didn't go to Clearwater as planned so my weekend was a little different than I had in mind, but that's OK.

So this week's Silhouette Sunday share is a topiary that I have literally been working on for months.  Here's why.... I made the little pot and then the whole project went into thinking stage.  It stayed there for weeks and weeks.  Then I finally bought styrofoam balls.  Put some of it the pot.  Then it went back into a holding pattern.  About 4 weeks ago I cut the roses and started gluing them on and then ran out of the paper I using.  Ack!  But fortunately I found someone on Splitcoast Stampers that had a package of this paper but she mailed it to my old address so it took about a week or so to get it.  I got the paper about 2 weeks ago.  Yesterday I finally sat down, cut out the last 19 roses that I needed and finished the project.

My daughter loves her tree.  It stands about 18 inches high.  The pot should be bigger, really, but I'm limited on space with a Portrait.  A word of caution if you decide to make one.... don't push the dowel all the way to the bottom of the pot.... it will not sit straight.  I am speaking from experience.

I'm linking up to Lori Whitlock's Link Up Party - flower theme challenge.

Octagon Flower Pot and Rolled Rose svg (Lori Whitlock)
Paper:  Soft Sky dsp (SU!)
Card stock:  By the Bay (Raisin Boat)
Ribbon:  Moss satin (Offray)
Moss from Dollar Tree

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Delightful Challenge Thursday

Good Morning everyone!  It's already Thursday, can you believe?!  I am so thrilled that the week has gone by so quickly.  Tonight will be spent doing some laundry and a bit of shopping to get my kids ready to go to Clearwater this weekend.  I have the entire weekend to myself!  WHOO-HOO!!!

This week's challenge at Delightful Challenges is up and this week....

(Easter Egg or Oval)

I am featuring a very sweet image called Egg Fishing.

I don't see any fishing going on, but they certainly do look like they're enjoying a lovely day out on the lake.  So I tried to do something fun with the embossing folder but instead I made it look like a 3 year old colored in the dots.  But I was committed at this point so it stayed on the card.  We'll just say I made it extra whimsical.  I also got to use a new die I picked up called Dainty Bow from Mama Elephant.  Love it!

Thank you so much for stopping by, now head on over to the Delightful Challenges blog to play along.  Have a great Thursday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs

Hello!  It's time I start sharing what I've been creating with the amazing designs by Kelleigh Ratzlaff.

Up first is an adorable scrapbook page featuring her newest digi papers and stickers.  Sunshiney Spring paper pack and Sunshiney Spring Sticker Elements.

These are my boys, Brendan (9) and Levi (5).  Even though the elements have a soft, feminine quality they worked really well with the sepia toned photo of my silly sons.

Next is an Easter Egg Basket cut file also featuring the same papers and sticker elements.

Using the print and cut function on my Silhouette Portrait, I printed one of the borders in the sticker elements and then cut it out to create the handle on the basket.

Just a note, the "Happy Easter" phrase is just something I found in the Silhouette Online store that complimented Kelleigh's designs perfectly.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  And hey, since you did, how about leaving me a comment so I know it was you.