Saturday, March 8, 2014

Note: I love you!

Happy Saturday friends!!

What a week - between sick kids and snow days, I never thought I'd see Saturday.  And, not only is it Saturday, but the sun is shining in Jersey and the birds are singing!!!  Woot!

Some Odd Girl is having a week long celebration on their Facebook page filled with lots of inspiration and challenges.  Each day of the week has a different challenge which you can enter for some fabby prizes!  If you love SOG as much as I do, you seriously need to hop on over to FB and check it out --only one day left to get in those minute makes!

So Monday's challenge was Punches and this is what I came up with using the current Deconstructed Sketch as inspiration:




Isn't she just precious-ness?  Love Letter Kaylee and her matching sentiment were stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and Copics.  I used some textured grey cardstock from Wassau and all the rest of the papers, including the dp, is from Recollections.  I used my Fiskars punch for the side edging.  The heart was cut out using my Cricut Expression, and then I took a Sharpie Poster Paint pen to create some faux stitching around it.  The flower and self-adhesive pearls were laying in my stash for quite awhile.

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Challenges:
Deconstructing Jen - Sketch #141
The Doodle Garden - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pining for Spring

With snow still on the ground from the storm we just had, the sun is shining and temps are near 45 today in Jersey.  Crazy weird, but can someone say Woot!!!  I'm seriously pining for all that is spring....flowers, sunshine, WARMTH...

Today I have a card to share that I made using the ever adorable image from Elisabeth Bell.  I'm so jealous that she's laying amongst the flowers; daydreaming and thinking of someone special ;)  I'd much rather be doing that instead of laundry, for sure!


She was brought to life with Copics and given a little texture using Liquid Pearls in Pink.  I used kraft cardstock from Recollections and designer papers from the adorable Heidi Grace collection called Sunshowers.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and is inked in Momento Rich Cocoa.  I've used some Twinery flax twine and a crocheted flower from Recollections.  Also, I edged the papers using a Fiskars border punch and adhered some Queen & Co. pearls in the corner. 

Hoping where you are is sprouting tiny signs of spring!!

Challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenges - Just for a Girl
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hope for Tomorrow

Good morning everybody!

I have a card to share with you today using the beautiful new digi stamp from Some Odd Girl called Butterfly Friend Fairy.  I just love her and all her fairy friends that are new in the SOG store.  If you haven't seen them yet, you definitely have to hop on over and check them out!   Hopefully I'll score some more time today to color the rest of her friends up :)


I brought this beautiful girl to life with Copics and lightly chalked in the image in Studio G chalk ink.  The papers are a mix of Colorbok cardstock and the new collection from Bo Bunny.  Since I'm totally digging green this spring, this paper pad is luurrrvely !!!!  I cut strips of paper from a Kaisercraft collection to create the sentiment which reads "Learn from Yesterday, Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow".  The beautiful peach flower is from Prima and I offset it with some metal roses from Momenta.  I then adhered some Queen & Co. grey Goosebumps that twinkle ever so slightly.  I also used the Sketch & Stash sketch this week as inspiration, which you can find by clicking here.

Ps - there is a Design Team Call going on at Some Odd Girl until March 2nd!  Click here to find out all the details on how to apply!  

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges:
AUD Sentiment Challenge - Any Sentiment For a Girl
ChalknStock - Anything Goes with Chalk
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Sketch & Stash - Sketch #29

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Baby Mini

Good morning friends! 

My friend had asked me if I could make a little baby advice book for her daughter's baby shower.  She wanted something 1. cute 2. simple and not overly embellished 3. something with turtles *that was her theme*. 

I was stoked because I had just gotten the new Bind-It-All for Christmas and haven't been able to use it yet.  I was also thrilled because I knew that Meljen's Designs carries an adorable digi called Lovin' Turtle, which would be perfect for this book!  Here is what I came up with:


I colored him in Copics to match this adorable paper by Paper Studio.  His little hearts were then covered in two coats of Glossy Accents to really make them really pop!  In addition to the Paper Studio dp, I used some Parakeet Bazzill cardstock.  All papers were adhered to the chipboard that came with my Bind-It-All using some Terrifically Tacky Tape.  I used up some old corner stickers from a baby sticker pad, a self-adhesive gem heart for above his head, added some Tim Holtz tickets and then created the scalloped rolled flowers with a die.  I also punched the edging using a Fiskars punch and then added some ribbons from my stash to the binding. 

Here is what the book looks like opened up:


I made an inside little pocket for the mommy-to-be to hold some tags, photos, mementos, whatever!    The tag was made using Recollections kraft cardstock, some yellow craft seam binding from my stash, a Creative Memories lined bg stamp, and a baby stamp from an old set.  The button was from a Recollections self-adhesive button embellie pack, and was oh so cute to finish it off!




Here's a better look at that flap - I put a sticker from the same pad as the corners used on the cover - the colors matched perfectly and of course, I'm a huge Paul Simon fan, so I had to use it!  I also stuck a tiny pink heart above it to accent the sticker.  

  

The rest of the book was made with the same digi - I resized it to very small and used a green
"ink" in Word to match my cardstock color, and printed it on Colorbok Marshmallow Cardstock.  Every woman at the shower was free to write her words of advice and wisdom on each page!  Here is a better look at that as well:


And that's it!! So much fun to make and my goddaughter loved her book!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!!  Hope you have a great day!

Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes 
Meljen's Designs - Bling It On 
Cutie Pie Challenges - Cute with Spots and Dots 
Marker Pop - Anything Goes 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Last Whimsie Doodles Post

Good morning crafty peeps!

Today is my last post as Guest Artist for Whimsie Doodles.  I have had so much fun playing with their adorable images !

I figured I would get a jump on my Anniversary card for my hubbs and used this adorable image called Holding Hands in the "What's New" section of the Whimsie Doodle store. 

I used some Bazzill cardstock and new papers from Fancy Pants called Park Bench.  I love the color palette and me thinks it just might be my new favorite paper pack.  I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday as inspiration - while I didn't follow it to a tee, it definitely was used as a jumping off point.  This happy couple is colored in Copics and her cute little bow was given some glitz with Yellow Stickles from Tim Holtz.  I distressed the image and then inked it with some Studio G chalk ink.  The beautiful corner pieces were cut with my Cuttlebug using a Sizzlit die and I also used a Fiskar's punch for some edging behind the image.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.  To finish things off, I used some black and white American Crafts twine, a Recollections flower and a button from my stash!

Next up is a card I created using the precious Need A Hug digi in the Whimsie Doodles People section of the store:


This little sweetie and her beary cute friend are given life via Copics and Cotton Candy Stickles.  I loved the design from the Sketchy Colors challenge this week and used that as inspiration.  I used Bazzill cardstock and Recollections With Love paper collection.  I also threw in a journaling card (scalloped circle) from the Making Memories Noteworthy Spiral Notebook.  There are some self-adhesive Recollections bling on the one panel and a K&Company brad on the Bubblegum MFT grosgrain ribbon.  I used Rubbarb Stalk Memento Ink for the sentiment which came in the MFT Pure Innocence Bear Hugs stamp set. 

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

~hugs
Sara

Challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Sketchy Colors - Sketch
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons & Bows
In The Pink - Pink plus one *pink & red*
Paper Crafting Journey- Love is in the Air




Monday, February 10, 2014

Whimise Doodles Guest Artist

Good morning and Happy Monday my crafty friends!

Back in the fall I won a Whimsie Doodles challenge, and was asked to guest for the month of February, using their ever famous adorable images.  Of course, I jumped at the chance and said YES!

So today I'm sharing two very different projects that I created using some of their new images that are currently in their store.

First up, I made this card using their new digi image, Dressy Girl.  She is just perfect for just about any occasion, IMHO.


This little cutie was brought to life with my Copics.  I used some new designer papers from the American Crafts/My Girl collection which just screams spring and girly-love as well as cardstock from DCWV!  The sentiment comes from the Taylored Expressions Many Minis - Occasions sentiment stamp set.  I used a Recollections flower and then made a rolled flower using some of the scraps from the paper pad and stuck it inside as center.  I then centered all of that with a self-adhesive Recollection pearl and then added some more in various sizes in the corners.

My next project features a new digi image called Present Jayson.  I decided to make a tag instead of a card - maybe for one of the men in my family when it's gift giving time.


I colored Jayson in Copics.  I started things off by making a tag and a star out of some Paper Studio Kraft cardstock with my Cricut Expresssion.  I then distressed all my hand-torn dp's (excuse me but I don't remember who the dp is by!!!) and cardstock with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I even distressed the flax Twinery twine in it as well.  I then stamped the star with a sentiment from the Penny Black Mimi in Paris stamp set.  I also stamped the tag with a background stamp from an old Creative Memories stamp set.  A button and some ribbon in my stash pulled it all together.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek!!  Hope you all have a fabulous day!

~hugs
Sara

Challenges:
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges - Make it Girly *card*
Dream Valley Challenges - Tag You're It
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog - Use a Sentiment

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Friends Make It Easy

Hello crafty friends and Happy New Year! It's been a little while since I've been able to blog with the holidays, snow days, and getting back into the routine of "normal" life!  Felt so good to sit and craft a bit this morning while the kiddies were in school :)

A good friend of mine challenged me with an old Mojo Monday sketch.  I must say, this was a toughie for me, but eventually it all flowed together *finally*.  I didn't color with my Copics for this one *gasp*, yet decided on keeping it rather simple and letting the sentiment take center stage.


The adorable sentiment is a wood-mounted stamp from Inkadinkadoo.  The papers are a mix of Bazzill, DCWV and MME Breeze.  I went with a ribbon and dark grey flower from my stash; and finished it off with a K & Company pearl-centered metal brad. 

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges:
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Love, Birthdays and Chicken Soup
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes