Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter Everyone

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you have enjoyed your Easter. One final Easter card to share. The background paper is from the Hippy Chic pad (cute name, huh?)

This little fellow is a freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven. All his edges were inked in yellow, and he needed a matching bow tie.

I worked on these bunny belly boxes (17 of them) last night and today. I am going to bring them to school tomorrow.  A day late, but I think the students will still like them.

Two more days of FCAT (Math portion) and then 6 weeks of school left. Time is flying by. I think the students are getting excited about the idea of going to middle school.

Be sure to come back again. Lots to projects to be shared this week...a new challenge at Die Cuttin' Diva on Tuesday, a Sneak Peek for Craftin' Desert Divas on Wednesday, and I am always looking for the chance to enter some challenges.

Stay Creative,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter, Daffodil Ribbon, and a Challenge Reminder

Happy Good Friday Everyone!

Today is my 3 Girl JAM Day and I am super excited to be able to share a couple Easter cards. I didn't think I was going to have much time to craft this past week because of FCAT (our HUGE standardized test), but I squeezed in some time.

Here is my first DT project...
A cute Easter owl by Miss Kate Cuttables.

Daffodil crinkle ribbon from the Spring Flowers Bundle with a green brad wrapped around the center of the flower bow. 

The owl is sitting on a double layer of Spellbinders...Decorative Label One and Marvelous Squares.

The second DT project...
Here is a basket full of decorative eggs.

I inked all the edges of the basket with brown ink and filled the basket with colorful eggs.

More Daffodil crinkle sure to get some today! Use GC10 for a discount.
Other Materials:
various pattern papers
yellow, green, kraft, white, blue and brown card stock
Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge ~ label
green pearls
brown and black ink
Happy Easter stamp by Jaded Blossom

Hope you will join us at 3 Girl JAM for the April Challenge...All Things Spring
March 29th - May 2nd
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Stay Creative,


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Sweet Spring Dress at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back for this terrific Tuesday at Die Cuttin' Divas.

This Week's Challenge...
Tic Tac Toe Grid

Here is my Design Team project...
I used the far right vertical line...shaped card, 3 pattern papers, and ribbon or twine.

I found this sweet looking dress at the Silhouette On-Line store. I bought the file a couple weeks ago when it was 50% off. The weather is perfect now for wearing this style. 

I used soft colors from Martha Stewart (green, yellow, and pink), embellished with pink and green pearls, and then added a double twine bow to the clothes hanger. 

The inside is layered with yellow polka dot paper and white card stock. 

Here is the grid so you can join us at Die Cuttin Divas this week...

Stay Creative,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Chick Treat Box for the Craftin' Desert Diva Party

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today brings a new Linky Party at Craftin' Desert Diva hosted by Tara.

Crafty Party Theme...
Color/Photo Inspiration
Aren't these fabulous colors!

Here is my project...
I made a jelly bean container. Of course, you could add any type of treat you wanted. I found this 3-D box at the Silhouette On-Line Store.

The cut-out window was covered with a clear transparency sheet and the Brachs gummi 
beans were enclosed in a zipped 3" X 4" bag to keep them fresh. The cute little chick is a freebie at Little Scraps of Heaven. YES, it is still a freebie today! I inked all his edges with a yellow ink.

Pink, orange, and yellow crinkle ribbon makes a beautiful bow to tie the box closed, a few dainty roses for the center, and lastly a tag (which was the cut out window). I also added a few layered pieces to tie all the colors together and a Happy Easter stamp to that tag.
K&Company Specialty Paper ~ Sparkly Sweet
yellow, orange, black, and white card stock
3D treat box by Silhouette On-Line store
Little Chick ~ Little Scrap of Heaven
clear transparency
yellow, pink, and orange crinkle ribbon
Happy Easter stamp
yellow and black ink
pink and orange miniature flowers

Hope you will join us for this crafty party at Craftin' Desert Divas! The more you link up, the better chance you have to win! Visit Craftin' Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.

Sponsors for this Linky Party...
Be sure to check out the other Design Team projects while there.
Stay Creative,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pastel Colors at Die Cuttin' Divas

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to another Die Cuttin' Diva challenge.

This week's challenge...Pastel Colors
The colors of this family are usually described as "soothing", "soft", "near neutral", "milky", "washed out", "desaturated", lacking strong chromatic content. No matter how you describe the colors I love how they look. The colors blend together so well and can be used for any theme, especially Easter since it is approaching quickly.

Here is my DT project...
A feminine birthday card for anyone ready to have a party.
Sorry the picture isn't brighter. I was trying to be quick and used the old camera without the lightbox. I can see a difference in the quality of my pictures now!  Maybe I did learn something from my photography class! Lesson learned! Next time, make time to take better pictures.

Daffodil crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM with a pink brad wrapped around the center of the bow. Be sure to check out the special this month! Let Julie know I sent you over! :)

This party hat was cut from an oldie, but goodie...Celebration Cricut cartridge. The die-cuts are simple, so you can choose just the right color paper and add embellishments to fancy them up. 
Other Materials:
My Mind's Eye papers
yellow card stock
Spun Sugar distressing ink by Tim Holtz
pink pearls
Happy Birthday stamp
black ink

Hope you will join us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our Pastel Colors challenge.

Stay Creative,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bunny Belly Box

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend. Me...did some school work yesterday, made some FCAT treat bags, then went to see Captain America today, and as soon as I am done posting I am going to make a  card. Back to school tomorrow for only 8 more weeks. Hard to believe this school year is almost done.

These Belly Boxes by My Scrap Chick are the cutest treat containers and I sure wish they were around when I was a kid. I have made this darling bunny, but have 7 more types that I bought when they were 75% off.
The over-sized carrot feet are way too cute. I inked all the edges (feet, face, and ears).
I used scrap pieces of dark pink and white card stock to make filler for the belly. I crimped all the pieces and then crumbled it a little more to make it appear fuller. 
A few Nestle Crunch chocolate eggs were added for a yummy treat.

Have a great week,
Stay Creative,

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chalkboard Cards with Crinkle Ribbon and a Winner

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today is my 3 Girl JAM day and I am sharing these fabulous chalkboard cards. I have been admiring them for weeks! I have to give a BIG shout-out to Gwen at This and That because she was the one that motivated me to follow through and make them. We chatted about the designs and I immediately went shopping searching for the right chalk pencils. After numerous stops I found the last pack at Hobby Lobby on clearance!

Here is my DT project...
Creating the background was super easy and fun (the most difficult part was choosing the right stamp)! The 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon coordinates with a variety of pattern papers. 

I started with black card stock and my embossing buddy to add the white powder look. Creating the borders needed to be unique just like each stamped shape. I used a white gel pen to add doodling around the edges.

Coordinating ribbon (Lemon-Lime and Grey-Gray from the new LG bundle and Iris from the Spring Flowers bundle) and brads tie the colors together. A few pink flowers (card below) are perfect for all the Azaleas blooming.
Blog Hop Winner...
Georgiana ~ What GORGEOUS creations you have here! I LOVE this color combination! The card and both the little boxes are so PERFECT!!!
Send me an email (coachfans at cox dot net) Kim and I will forward your handmade stick pins!

Hope you will join us at 3 Girl JAM for the April Challenge...All Things Spring
March 29th - May 2nd
Prize ~ $15 Gift Certificate

Stay Creative,