Monday, April 30, 2012

MIM-Color Inspiration-Mom

This week's MIM Challenge is very informative. 

I like all the wonderful color schemes....I might have to try another one. 
Here is the color scheme I used:
This is what I came up with:

I didn't have any chevron stamps. I managed to find a tutorial on how to fold them.  Tutorial here.
Then I decided I didn't like the "Mom"...well, I guess I'll work on that later.
Dies:  PTI-Bloom Builders #2, Buttons, Sizzix-Script alpha, photo corner. 

Inspiration Challenge-Rosenberry Rooms

Read all about this Inspiration Challenge

This is the pic I used for my inspiration

I wanted to make a card for my Grandma....she likes the color violet. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  PTI-Garden of Life, Faux Ribbon
Dies:  Sizzix-Sunset Alphabet

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hambo Hoedown #63-Goat

Happy Hoedown!  Check out this week's Hambo Hoedown Challenge.

For my recycled item, I used brown polka dot ribbon that was originally given to me on a tag (thanks mom!). 
I used a scallop punch to make it look like the goat ate the side of the card.  Yep, I'm in a silly mood again....perhaps it's my normal state of being?
I freehand cut everything else. 
Have a great week!
"Goat" digi image by Hambo Stamps

Monday, April 23, 2012

MIM #63-Glitter Dies-Thanks

This week's Make it Monday Challenge is another one of those things where I think, "why didn't I think of doing that?"  :)

I only have a few colors of glitter...but the same color glitter looks different with different colors of cardstock underneath. 
I had a difficult time taking a picture of this card.  LOL! 
See???...oh well.
Have a great week!
Dies:  PTI-Bloom Builders #3, Mat Stack #4, Sizzix-thanks
Glitter:  Ultra Fine PremiumGlitter-Pastel Red, Pastel Blue 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

I was in the mood to make a card....I've become addicted to challenges.  So, I searched around Split Coast Stampers and found this challenge.  Wow!  I love that BHLDN website...lots of inspiration there.
Here are the pictures that inspired my card:

Here is the card I made:

Have a great week!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Candles-Hoedown #62

Happy Hambo Hoedown
Is it only me or does everyone smile when they look at all of the great stamps that Hambo Stamps offers?

This week's stamp "Candles" made me laugh. 
I wanted to make a silly, nonsensical card to go with the Candles digital image. I don't know why this came to my's just not safe to inquire too deep into my brain.  LOL!
For this week's challenge to use 4 of something; I used 4 clothes pins. 

IT'S OFFICIAL!!  I have changed my state of residence.  I braved the DMV---and survived....until next time.

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  "Candles" digital image by Hambo Stamps, Clothes pins--Just for Fun
Cricut Cartridge--Serenade--Tree, clouds, leaves
Embossing Folders--Sunshine Embossing Plate-PTI, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Male Necktie Card

I saw this post at Operation Write Home's site.  I really wanted to give this a try. 
Even though the instructions AND video couldn't be any clearer...I struggled with the top knot part...LOL!

This could be a Father's Day card...but my Dad's birthday is also in either occasion would work.  :)  I still haven't made any Mother's Day Cards!  This is first...I usually struggle making male cards. 
The font is  Sizzix Sizzlits--Round-A-Bout.
Have a great day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

NERD-Hoedown #61

Good evening!
I am smitten with this week's NERD image from Hambo Stamps.  Ya know....I have a thing for nerds.  LOL!
Isn't he cuuuuute? 
Have a great week!
Supplies Used:
NERD-digital image by Hambo Stamps
Mini Round Gems-Reflections

Monday, April 9, 2012

Celebrate Today-MIM #61

It's Monday and time for another fun Make It Monday Challenge.  I love flowers!  I had lots of fun with this week's challenge to use non flower dies to make a flower. 
To make my flower I punched a 1 1/4" circle.  I covered this circle with glue. 
For the petals I used one of PTI's Doily Details Dies.  I cut 3 doily's.  I cut them in half then scrunched them up and applied them to the glued circle.  I for the center I punched a 1 1/4" circle out of yellow.  I cut slits all around it and applied it to the center of the petals.  I added a pearl to the center. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  PTI-Friendship Jar, Polka Dot Basics, EK Success-tag
Dies:  PTI-Mat Stack 4, Doily Details Collection, Sizzix-Leaves
Punches:  EK Success-Tag, 1 1/4" circle

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Paper Boy--Hambo Hoedown

Check out this week's Hambo Hoedown!  This week's challenge is to have an extra fold somewhere on your card. 
I came across this side step dresser tutorial.  I had it on my the above card is what happened.  :)

Paper Boy is another fun image from Hambo Stamps.  Go get yours here

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hambo Stamps-Paper Boy-digi
Brads: Unknown
Die:  Nestabilities-Labels 13
Punch:  Martha Stewart Crafts
Newspaper---local :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sheep Invitations

We will be having an egg decorating/Easter party this weekend. 
I sat down and came up with these invitations.

I made the sheep first.  Then ran out of time to be too creative.  So, I just glued the sheep on to a library card pocket.  Inside I stamped the "You are Invited" on to white cardstock, cut them out, then placed them inside the pocket. 
To make the sheep:
Out of white cardstock cut:
2 large scalloped ovals--these will be the body
two small ovals--ears
one small scalloped oval-hair
four strips of paper about 1/2" wide by 2" long  These will be the legs.

Out of Black (or whatever color) CS cut the hat,  4 boots and bandanna (this is a Sizzix doll die I've had for years)  Maybe something like this is avail. on one of the cricut doll carts.?

I applied pink chalk to the insides of the ears and on the cheeks.  I stamped the face (again very old Provo Craft Stamp set).  The face could easily be drawn on. 

To assemble:  I glued the boots to the legs then glued them to the back of one large scalloped oval.  I glued the bandanna on the front of the oval, then glued the face (heart shape) the ears (two small ovals),  the hair (one small scalloped oval) and the cowboy hat.  I then glued the other scalloped oval to the back.  (I did cut a small scalloped circle for the tail...but these can't be seen on my invitations) :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Provo Craft Clear Impressions Stamps-Faces,  Stampabilities-Invitation
Dies:  Nestabilities Scalloped Ovals, Ovals, Sizzix-cowboy hat, bandanna, boots
Template:  Nested Hearts-Coluzzle (Had this for a loooong time, too), River City Rubber Works-Cut up This Book-Library Card pocket. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Thinking of you--MIM #60

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone is fantastic!

Check out this week's MIM Generational Stamping Challenge. 
I also used a Papertrey Ink Sketch...I think it was from an anniversary post. 
I used the generational stamping technique for the stripes in the background. 
Hope your today is the beginning to an awesome week!

Supplies Used:
Stamps-PTI-Faux Ribbon, , Year of Flowers: Roses, Green Thumb, Iconic Images
Dies:  Nestabilities-Scalloped oval, oval