Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pinterest Inspriation

Your Scrapbook Place blog is having its first challenge of 2014. Its an interesting challenge. What you need to do to enter the challenge is peruse Pinterest. Sounds like fun doesn't it. Only the challenge doesn't end there. You need to take inspiration from there. Make a card, scrapbook page, or other crafty project that Pinterest inspired you to make. Tell us why you chose that piece of inspiration. You can find all the rules and some examples here.

As for me, I only go to pinterest when I'm looking for something specific. I have looked for punch art items. I joined some Punch art swaps and needed to find food, animals, plants, people, etc. Later on this month I will need to find a treat box I can make; Pinterest, here I come.

But for now, here are a few punch art items I have made in the past, getting the inspiration from Pinterest.






Here are a few punch art items that I have swapped. That little orange cat was not a Pinterest find, it was an SU find. But he is so cute, I had to put him in here. The angel and little man were for a "people" swap, the two cats and angry bird for an animal swap and the donut and chocolate chip cookie

Below is a birthday card I made using a caterpillar  I found on Pinterest. I think she is so cute. Had a bit of trouble with his face, her mouth isn't quite as smiley as I would like, but ya only get one chance.

I belong to a birthday club and this card is going to our April birthday girl. I hope she likes it.

Ingredients: SU Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Create a Cupcake, Word Window and Modern Label punches. Yellow paper and cupcake stripes is from the Watercolor Designer Series. Sentiment is from SU Big Wish stamp set. The circles are from various punch sizes, and SU embossing folder. Everything else if from stash. There you have it, my first entry into a Your Scrapbook Place a challenge.
You too can enter, just go here.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care and drive safe

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Its Spring according to Hamlet PigWit

Hamlet PigWit Think Spring is the March Stamp of the Month Challenge at From the Heart Stamps. Hes a cute little fella and he would like you to join him in celebrating Spring.


When I started to color Hamlet, I pulled out two colors, SU Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride knowing I would need more colors. I very gently colored him and liked what I did. I then pulled out two more colors and by the time I had finished coloring the image, I had used nine markers.I don't think I have ever used that many colors on one image. I actually had fun coloring this little guy and I have another image waiting for me to color.

See that blue around the die cut? That's a first for me. Before I made the cut out I laid a smaller die over the image and used a sponge and ink to give it a small border. It didn't come out very even, but I like it enough to try it again.

To finish off, I gave him some googly eyes, added crystal gems to the butterfly and yellow gems at the feet of the daffodils.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care






Thursday, February 27, 2014

Birthdays

This month's digi at From the Heart Inspiration is a cute birthday bird that looks a bit worried. It was a challenge for me. To color him required some dexterity with shading which I don't do well. I have no patience. So I paper piece. Everything is cut out and pieced together. The only coloring I did was with Stickles, the candle flame, candle wax on the side and the purple stripes.

 
 Inside
 As I look at my card, I feel that there should be something in that bare space on the left. I have thought of putting "Be Happy" or "a little bird told me its your birthday" But that doesn't really fit with the inside sentiment. Even as I write this, I'm still not sure my card is finished.
As you can see, I left room under the inside sentiment for a personal note.


This is my contribution to the From the Heart monthly digi challenge. Now its your turn, even tho there is only a day left.

In any case, go over and check out the wonderful entries.
Thanks for stopping by.  Take Care





Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I don't do Valentines

January's {From the Heart Stamps} Inspiration Stamp of the Month challenge, Kitten and Heart tells me I have to make a Valentine. Now, I don't make valentines. I'll buy a cute stuffed animal, buy some candy, buy a valentine or maybe take you to dinner, but please don't ask me to make a valentine. That makes using this month's digi a real challenge.

Many of you know that I like a challenge and often use cards that I'm swaping for the Free digi of the month Challenge.


Pearls are the mystery item for the Mystery card swap in January. Perfect! I'm only in two card swaps this month and the Color of the Month colors; Black, White and Silver, didn't lend themselves to Valentines. But Kittens, Hearts and Pearls do.



That's my Valentine. I'm not really happy with it and it does look better in person, but that's what I came away with. I have now used some of my stash of pink papers, my Sizzix heart embossing folder and the pearls. Yaaaa!

My other swap, COTM, well, I made several before I decided on this one. When I check on who my partner was, the cards I had made just didn't seem right. I had just ordered the SU People like you stamp and it was down at my SU Enabler's house. Knowing my swap partner liked this stamp, I picked it up and made this card... hope she likes it.

Thanks for stopping by.  Take Care

PS: I replaced the missing pearl on the Valentine card.





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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

This is my last post for 2013 and I want to wish everyone a safe and very 
 

This card was made at one of our SU Stamp Club get togethers last year.  We have a wonderful bunch of Ladies and we all love to stamp and some even scrapbook. We get together at our SU Rep's home one evening a month and our hostess (we have a different one each month) brings snacks. Sometimes the snacks could take the place of dinner and often do, especially for those that work.

One of us brings the project for the evening, a new technique or special card that we all make. She provides all the materials and we all bring our own cutter, adhesive, etc. Our next meeting is a little over a week away and I can hardly wait. 

Again, I want to wish you a...


Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter is for the brids


Christmas Digital StampChristmas Digital Stamp 

From the Heart December Stamps of the month had two stamps to choose from this month. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Aren't they simply adorable?

I think the little girl is just too cute, but I'm not good at the coloring thing, so I chose the snowman. All I have to color is the hat and scarf.


I made my card...

And then...I made another

and another...


I had fun with this little snowman. I made several cards with each card being a little bit different.  The SU Top Note die was just perfect for him. The papers are also SU and most of the coloring was done with SU pens, but I did use some Gelly Roll Metallic and Twinklett glitter pens to add some sparkle. 

That's my creation for December's  Stamp of the Month challenge. Hop on over to Faith's blog to see more of her digital stamp creations.
Don't forget to check out December's image challenge and see what others have done with these images.

No matter what you celebrate at this time of year, I wish you a safe and happy holiday.  Thanks for stopping by.









Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happy Birthday

I needed (and was delighted) to make a birthday card for one of my SU Club sisters. My SU enabler lives just down the block from me, a nice two minute walk. She has SU club, SU Camp and Birthday Club in which there are a dozen or more regulars. There are eight ladies in our SU club group and we have been together for two, maybe three years now.
Our birthday cards are suppose to be 100% SU. Well, this month I fudged and used this darling digi stamp from From the Heart Stamps Free digi of the month challenge. Click here for more information on this fun challenge.




The patterned paper is from the Birthday Basics Designer Series. The colors I have used are So Saffron, Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple. The sentiment is from SU Bring on the Cake stamp set. After coloring the letters with the pens, I shinned them up by using clear embossing powder. The digi is Balloon Ride and just seemed perfect for a birthday card. I printed the digi several times, then cut out the balloons and glued them on. Some of them are layered to give some depth to the balloon bouquet. Thanks Faith for this darling image.
I hope Cynthia likes her card and the confetti I tucked inside. Shhh, don't tell her, I want her to be surprised. 
Thanks for stopping by. Please take extra care this holiday season.