Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #108

This week's challenge at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog was "On The Go".  Our project was to include a car, bike, train, plane, etc.  I used the Dotty papers again.  One of the papers has this great bicycle on it.  The cartridge I used was Art Philosophy for the banner, the decorative square and the letters "U R".  I used April's CTMH Stamp of the Month You Are for all the sentiments.  The colors are Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and Sunset.

H2H Photo Inspiration Challenge

This week's challenge for the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog is a Photo Inspiration Challenge.  What caught my eye was the polka dots and the flowers on the shower curtain as well as the colors orange and pink.  I used Sunset and the Smoothie paper from the Dotty paper pack.  I also used Grey Wool as an accent.  I used Wonderful You stamp set for the sentiment, and the bird was from the Color Ready Wooden Shapes.  I painted it with the pearl paint and then dabbed some grey ink on it and added a pearl for an eye.

H2H Stitching Challenge

Last week's Heart2Heart Challenge was to use stitching, real or faux on your project.  I have been working on my son's school album since he's graduating this year and this is one of the portrait pages.  I did some hand stitching with baker's twine on the upper left hand side of the layout and used our acrylic ruler to punch the holes.  It took some time, but I like the look of it.  I've yet to try stitching with my sewing machine....maybe  The colors are Outdoor Denim, Goldrush, Indian Corn Blue.  The papers are from an old retired pack.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Challenge Me Monday #107

Had a fantastic weekend in Chautauqua scrapbooking!  I made this card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #107 April Showers.  Our project was to include something with an umbrella, clouds or rain.  The left side is the inside (I didn't attach the card front yet).  I got the instructions from a Cricut magazine to make the popup umbrella on the inside of the card.  I used Create A Critter for the umbrella; Three Birds on Parade, Art Philosophy and Everyday Popup cards.  The paper is this month's CTMH special, Dotty For You and I cut the clouds out of one of the papers from the pack.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More Dotty Fun

This layout of my son playing Broomball a few years ago was done with one of the Dotty For You papers. It was perfect for the layout and the Superhero rub-ons worked perfectly with it as well. I used my Art Philosophy alpha to cut out Corey's team name and trimmed off some of the letters to make it look more like the font on the rub-ons.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

H2H Sketch Challenge

This week the Heart2Heart Blog is having a Sketch Challenge. I used a lot of things I bought a while ago, but hadn't used yet or in a long time. The paper is Mayberry. Stamp sets I used were A Tree, Bunny Love, and Over the Rainbow. Check out the Heart2Heart blog and all the great artwork and play along!

2012 National Scrapbooking Month

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

3D Pyramid Card

I was at a workshop last week and one of the girls there taught us how to make a 3-D Pyramid card. If you've never seen one of these, they lay flat to mail and then you can make them stand on their own. She had made these for her Christmas cards and made Santas out of them. Sooo cute! So, I decided to try one and am going to do it as a class at a crop next month. I'm entering this card in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #106 Buttons and Bows. I used Stella papers. The flower, leaves, and flourish were cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge, and the butterfly was cut out of one of the Dotty For You papers. The sentiment is from the stamp set A Tree.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Playing With 'Dotty For You' Papers

So my Dotty For You papers came in last week and I decided my first project with them would be an Easter layout of pictures from last Easter. The colors in this paper pack are so pretty and bright they are perfect for Easter and Spring projects as well as so many others.

I also used Cricut cuts from Art Philosophy and Give A Hoot. Stamp sets were My Peeps, Word Puzzle, Say It In Style. The butterflies are from Just Blooms. I'm entering the layout in the H2H Challenge for last week to create something for Easter or Spring and in the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #105 to create something with eggs. Please do visit both of these blogs to challenge yourself and have some fun!

Monday, April 2, 2012

My Shape Lesson

I started this card knowing I wanted to create a card using the Octagon shapes I've seen on so much artwork lately. It was for a workshop so I cut all my Octagons first... dozens... then when I went to put the card together and tried fitting these Octagons together like they are on all the great designs I've seen I couldn't make them fit. I moved them around; stared a bit; and finally I realized.... what I really wanted was Hexagons!! Well, instead of re-cutting the shapes, I decided to work with what I had and this is what I came up with. The paper is Florentine, the flourish is from the March SOTM Potential and the flowers are from Just Blooms. The stamp I used is Quick Cards Butterfly.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Bowwow and Cruisin'

It's a new month and along with that comes a new special and Stamp of the Month! This month's special starts April 17th and continues through the end of May. It's our National Scrapbooking Month special, Dotty for You! It's a fantastic paper pack that you can get for just $5. Check out my website for more info by clicking on the "Shop With Me" link.
This card is not my original idea but I loved the combo so much I decided I had to use it. Bowwow was one of the first sets I got from the new Idea Book. I loved it. I just didn't know what to do with it... that's a lot of coloring and how would I do it and make it look good? Then I saw a card someone made using the Grey printed paper from the Cruisin' Paper Pack. Oh yeah! Stamping on printed paper! I have also seen some really nicely colored dogs where people have done some great shading, but what could be easier than just stamping on the right printed paper!? Along with the argyle print from the Cruisin' paper pack... you can't lose!