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Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Different Kind of Princess

Hi All!  I decided to do something a little different today and actually didn't make a card!  Instead I pulled out a plastic tube that I'd picked up from one of my LSS when it closed for a ridiculously low price to make a little Halloween treat holder.  I've been having fun with some new Kenny K stamps that I picked up (they are having a little sale this week so make sure to stop by!)- this is Princess Pia- and I LOVE how funky she is- no pink sparkles and traditional tiara for this princess :)  I colored her with my Copics to match some new Doodlebug Designs Halloween paper and then used some twine, gems and lace to pull the whole thing together.  I've never done one of these before but it was so much fun and pretty quick too so I'm sure I'll be doing some more.  Can I just say how excited I am to start with Halloween cards and projects?!?  I don't know what it is but I absolutely love the stamps, papers and other embellishments that make an appearance for this holiday and this was just the beginning...I can't help but wonder- do you feel the same way about papercrafting for Halloween?  Thanks so much for stopping by- I hope you have a wonderful start to your week!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R30, R22, BV34
Hair: YG61, YG63, YG67, BV20, BV23, BV29, E53, E55, E57
Clothes: YG03, YG17, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
Cat: YR20,YR21, YR02, YR24, YR27, YR18

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Kenny K's Krafty Krew- No Squares Allowed
Craft Us Crazy- Halloween
Anything But A Card- Shiney, Sparkly, Blingy
The Paper Shelter- Anything Goes

Supplies: DP- Doodlebug Designs; Twine- Doodlebug Designs; Lace/Bling- Recollections

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Eighteen & Fabulous!

Hi Friends!  Man, I just have to tell you- I've officially had my first real case of missing mojo!  I've read blogs where people talk about it but I've never quite experienced it for myself until the last couple of weeks...and it's the pits for sure.  Every time I went into my craft room I either sat there befuddled and eventually got up without really doing anything or I tried to make something and the end result wasn't anything I could even bring myself to post.  But, I had this other birthday card that needed to get done and it was going to push my creative limits because it had to be the same image, Cali Girl from Saturated Canary, as the sweet 16 card I just did but be different enough to be just as special- since the two girls receiving them are sisters.  So I thought I'd try and do a shaped card to help differentiate the two and thank goodness that seemed to help me find my missing mojo!  I've been in love with the banner/pendant trend and found some chipboard pieces at my local scrapbooking store that were the perfect size.  I covered it with some MME paper from the Love Me line because it had the perfect shade of red I was looking for and then attached it to some of the white cardstock that I always use to make my card bases and scored along the edge so I had the fold in the card.  Once that was done it was easy to just cut off the excess paper from around the chipboard and- viola- I had my shaped card!  After the base was done I set to work making it as pretty and girly as I could which, surprisingly, didn't take me to long.  I'm hoping that this little creative success sticks around cause I've got some cute new Halloween stuff that I can't wait to play with and I hate feeling like I've lost my creativity.  Thanks so much for stopping by- and for being an endless source of inspiration at the times when I need it most!
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair: YR30, E51, YR31, E33, E99
Clothes: W0, W3, Spica Red
Accessories: BG53, BG57, BG18, T7, RV23, RV25, RV29, Spica Red

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Saturated Canary-2 'B' things-Beach, Bling, Birthday
Stamptacular Sunday- Bling It On
Cute Card Thursday- A Different Shape
Shelly's Images TTT Challenge- Shaped Card

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill; Chipboard- Paper Accents; Number Stickers- American Crafts; Flowers- Recollections, Prima; Metal Wings- Tim Hotlz; Photo Corners- American Crafts; Bling- MME Miss Caroline; Twine- my stash

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sweet 16

Hi All!  Sorry for being a little MIA- I decided that I didn't want to feel any sort of stress or obligation during my little mini vaca from work so I did a TON of coloring and some crafting but just didn't pick up the laptop to blog it.  Oh well, just means I've got some back stock of stuff to blog right?  Well, this little cutie of a card was a special request from someone at work- she has two daughters that are celebrating milestone birthdays this month- one is turning 16 and the other is turning 18 (don't worry you'll see that card too, lol).  I've gotta say this was one of the most fun cards that's ever been requested!  She'd already told me that she wanted me to use this image from Saturated Canary after she saw a pic of my Beach Babe card, which I was more than happy to comply with because I love coloring this one up :)  Then she told me her daughters favorite swimsuit is black with gold details so I colored the swim suit to match with my Copics and gold Spica pen.  The best part of all was that her daughter loves bright florescent colors like pink, blue and green so I really got to play with some funky colors and push the envelope a little which is not normally something I get to do when I make custom cards- the papers do look a little brighter in person than how they turned out in the pics, I never can figure out how that happens, lol.  Overall, looking at the finished product, I'm pretty sure my 16 year old self would have loved to get a card like this so I sure do hope she likes it- and that it helps give mom a little bit of 'cool' status for thinking of doing something special for this very special birthday!

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R30, R21, BV34
Hair: E50, E51, E53, YR31, E33, E37
Clothes: T3, T5, T7, Gold Spica
Bag/Accessories: RV23, RV25, RV29, E71, E74, E79, BG18, BG53, YG03, G20, T5

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion- Blast from the Past: #113 Chevrons
Paper Pretties- Birthday Card
Addicted to Stamps- Lots of Bling
The Squirrel and The Fox- Anything Goes

Supplies: Cardstock- American Crafts, Bazzill; DP- Echo Park Everyday Eclectic; Felt Flower Die Cut Sticker- KaiserCraft; Bling- Recollections; Flowers- Prima, Recollections; Metal Heart- Tim Holtz; Metal 'C'/Sweet sticker/Canvas Number Stickers- my stash