Friday, January 27, 2012

Make it Monday #50-Miss K's card

My 8 year old daughter decided she wanted to make her own shaker card and enter the challenge, too. Here is the card she designed. I thought her idea to put the little frog in the jar was a really good one. When you shake the card, the frog looks like he is jumping around!

She would love to here what you think of her card. Thanks for "hopping" by today!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Make it Monday #50 Take 2

While I was looking through my cards from 2011 and deciding which one I would revamp for the PTI January Blog Hop, I ran across this card:

Since it just so happens that shaker cards are the theme of the Make it Monday challenge this week, I decided to make a newer version of this card, too. Here is my 2012 version:

PTI January Blog Hop

Papertrey Ink's January Blog Hop is going on today! Here is the challenge in Nichole's words:

This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us! To take it a step further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by the favorite project you select. Your new version of an old favorite could carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets. We look forward to seeing your best creations from 2011 as well as one of your first projects for 2012!

One of my favorite cards from 2011 was this one:

And here is my new version. I chose to use the same ink blending technique and a similar color scheme.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the Hop!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Make it Monday #50

The Make it Monday challenge for this week is to make a shaker card. I used my Out of this World mini stamp set and die to create this space themed card:

This is a photo of the card before I stamped the images on the transparency. I added different pieces of patterned paper behing the die cuts. It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I also added sparkly "stars" to my main panel with stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #26

The newest Lawnscaping challenge is titled Winter Wonderland.

Here is what I made for the challenge. I decided to use the little turtle from Lawn Fawn's On the Mend set. Don't worry, he isn't sick. He is just using that heating pad to stay warm in the snow! He also borrowed the scarf he is wearing from the other bird in Lawn Fawn's Making Frosty Friends set. I think if fits him perfectly. By the way, that isn't popcorn lying in the snow by the turtle's head. It is his breath coming out in little puffs because of the chilly weather!

Thanks for stopping by today. Also, if you have never played along with a Lawnscaping challenge before, you really should! I actually won Queen of the Green last week and received an awesome prize!

Make it Monday #49

The challenge this week is to use a technique called ghost masking. If you would like to know more about this technique, you can check out Betsy's video tutorial over on Nichole's blog. This is the first time I had ever heard of ghost masking. It is a great a way to use all of your solid image stamps! Here is the card I made:

The card is much brighter and vibrant IRL. The camera really washes out the bright pink and aqua. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

ETA: I decided to enter this card in the Paper Smooches March Guest Designer Search as well.

The current Sparks challenge is to take inspiration from the following photo:

I chose to use the color scheme as my inspiration and here is what I made:

I love this little vintage radio image. Everytime I look at this card with the sqwiggly lines and news flash sentiment, I hear this sound in my head-click here. Haha! I added the banner at the bottom to look like a little ticker tape bulletin running across the card. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #25-Birthday!

This month the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is 1 year old. To celebrate, they have issued a Birthday challenge:

For this birthday card, I combined several Lawn Fawn sets. I used Admit One, Plus One, On the Mend, Bannerific, Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, Say Cheese, and Jessie's ABC's

Here is the sentiment on the inside of the card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Make it Monday #48

The Make it Monday challenge this week is to create a background using border dies. I made a very simple rainbow background using my ric rac die. For my main panel, I used several elements from PTI's Button Boutique stamp set, some Maya Road buttons and colored twine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Here is the inspiration picture that Kim posted for the current Sparks challenge:

I looked at the challenge on New Year's Eve and came up with my card idea while the kids and I watched the ball drop. I first stamped the T.V. from the Boob Tubes set and then used the stick part of the flag image from Spiffy Scooters to hold the "ball". To make the "ball", I used the double circle image from Sugar Rush and added Ranger's Glossy Accents and glitter to make it sparkle. For the sentiment, I used the word "celebrate" from Sugar Rush. To get the rainbow effect, I inked each letter separately using my Stampin' Up markers. It doesn't show up well in the photo, but I used the asterisk sign from Spiffy Scooters to make confetti around the T.V. I used Versamark Sparkle, Amuse Simple Stick and glitter for the confetti. It is sublty sparkly in real life, but just does not translate well in the photo. Last, I added a colored rhinestone to the center of each confetti. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Make It Monday #47

For the first Make it Monday challenge of the new year, Nichole has decided to issue an A la Carte challenge. She has listed on her blog links to all of the previous 46 challenges so that you can try any technique you would like. I chose to use the rock and roll technique and the ribbon pleating technique on my card. For the main panel, I tried something that I have wanted to do for awhile. I used one of the labels from Label Basics and dressed it up using Chevron Strips. I really like the black and white look and the chevron strips are much easier to line up than I would have thought! I then used Rosie Posie to add the pink and yellow flowers and a leaf to my label. I tucked in another label from Label Basics and stamped it with the words "vintage style" from Button Boutique just for fun. I added a die cut "you" to the top of my label and finished off the front of the card with the ribbon pleating.

For the inside of the card I used the sentiment "give me a reason to smile" from Wonderful Words Additions. Head on over to Nichole's blog and play along if you like. Thanks for stopping by!