Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #28

I love distressing so I thoroughly enjoyed this Lawnscaping challenge! I rarely make a card that is not distressed in some way. For this challenge I used Lawn Fawn's Critters on the Farm, Say Cheese, Happy Haunting (I used the moon as a sun and drew in the rays) and Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety line. To distress my card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, my Papertrey Ink tea dye duo, and my is the easiest and most convenient tool to distress the edges of cardstock! Here is what I made:

You still have a few hours if you want to play along with this challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

PTI February Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey Ink's February Blog Hop. The challenge for this hop is to make an interactive card. I used the snowboard image from Boy Basics: Skater Dude and the coordinating die to make the following spinner card:

This card will be for a boy so I kept it very simple and no-frills. I also used Grunge Me stamp set for the "snow" and Birthday Basics for the sentiment. Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the Hop!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

One More!

O.K., I decided to make one more card for the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search. Here is what I made:


I thought this would be a good card for someone who is having a bad day. Maybe it would put a smile on their face. For this card I used the toaster and piece of toast from Wake Up, the flames and smoke from Spiffy Scooters, and the smiley face from Sugar Rush. I printed the sentiments from my computer. I distressed, inked and rolled the edges of the sentiment on the front to make it look like it had been burnt a little. I also added stickles to the flame. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Let's Jam

Here is what will probably be my final entry for the Paper Smooches March Guest Designer Search. I've had the idea for this card for a few months. I was inspired by a card Angie Hagist made back in December. You can see her card here. And this is my card:

I used the jam jar from Wake Up and added the arms and and a mouth from the same set. I used the little antenna from Boob Tubes as a set of drumsticks. Doesn't he look ready to jam? I then cut down the main panel and used a Stampin Up punch to put notches in both ends to make it look like a ticket. I used my black Zig pen to add black dots (seeds) to the jam jar and the red cardstock and a white gel pen to add the white dashes to the green cardstock. I finished off the card with a wooden button and some twine. Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lawnscaping Challenge #27

The current Lawnscaping challenge is to use the following photo collage as inspiration for a card or project.

Here is what I made:

Do you remember making valentine boxes to take to school? My children just recently made their valentine boxes and participated in a card swap. Each year they each use an empty tissue box and then decorate it however they choose. So, what better stamp for me to use than the tissue box from On the Mend. I just stamped the tissue box, cut it out, and then made a slit in the top where the tissue is. Then my box was ready to be stuffed with sweet little valentines. I used the card stamp from Cozy Christmas to make the valentines. The table the valentine box is sitting on is the mantle from the fireplace in Cozy Christmas. I just drew in the legs and then drew in the posts that are holding up the valentine banner. Thanks for stopping by!

PTI Day 7 Contest

Papertrey Ink is celebrating their anniversary this month with lots of contests, fun, and prizes! Today Nichole challenged everyone to create a project that incorporated hearts. Here is my card:

I used the heart border die to create the fun strip behind the focal point. I die cut two heart strips and then mounted them on a piece of black cardstock. I like that the heart strips, when placed this way, make a zig-zag pattern with the black cardstock peeking through. For this card I also used the following stamp sets: Simply Jane, Simple Valentine, and Mat Stack 4 Collection. Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

P.S. Guest Designer #3

Here is my 3rd submission for Paper Smooches guest designer. For this card I used Wake Up and Spiffy Scooters (hearts). I colored the jars to look like peanut butter an jelly. I thought the pb&j would go perfectly the 'toast' sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. Guest Designer search #2

Here is the 2nd card I am entering in the Paper Smooches guest designer search
For this card I used Wake Up (milk carton, strawberry), Sugar Rush (sentiment), and Spiffy Scooters (cloud/thought bubble).

This card comes with a childhood memory, too. In elementary school, we had morning milk break. Each morning the cafeteria would bring a basket of milk cartons to each classroom. We could always choose between regular milk and chocolate milk, but sometimes strawberry milk was an option! When I saw the milk carton and strawberry in the Wake Up set, I had the idea to make this card. I wish I had the sentiment "Let's get together" for this card, but I don't. I guess I will need to add Paper Smooches Alphadot to my list so I can create my own sentiments!

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search #1

Here is a card I am entering in the Paper Smooches guest designer search. I used the jukebox, music notes, and sentiment from Perpetual Bliss and the mouth and arms are from Wake Up. I thought the little black circles on the jukebox looked like eyes, so the arms and mouth are a perfect addition! This is a pretty simple card. I distressed the edges of the cardstock and added a bit of bling to the top of the jukebox. The image is colored with copic markers.

I also made a red version:

This little jukebox reminds me that as a kid, my family would sometimes go to the local Pizza Hut on the weekends to eat. My parents would always let me and my brother pick some songs from the jukebox to listen to during our meal. We would stand up there forever flipping through the titles trying to decide what to play. A very simple thing, but a very good memory, too.