Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday Teacher Appreciation Card

Happy Friday!

Today is the last day of school for my boys and I always like to send their teachers a cute little card along with a gift card.  So I made several of these quick and easy cards.
cardstock- core'dinations
stamps- the alley way stamps
markers- spectrum noir
hero arts pearls
ink- hero arts, memento

I have a video for you on how this card came about.

I am going to enter this in the Wednesday Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes challenge. To see all the details you can HERE!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I will be back on Monday for the new Clear Stamp Release Party at Some Odd Girl! See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday SOG Hearts and Words Release

Happy Tuesday!

Today is Tuesday and you know what that means?  It is time for the Some Odd Girl new digi release!  There are several new releases today and I am showing off two of them.  They are two new collections of digi cut files for the Silhouette or Cricut.  The first one is Hearts.  This is the background matt for my photo and the second is  Sweet Words.  I used this collection for my title.
I have a video for you on how I made this layout.
paper- the paper bakery kit club
cardstock- Core'dinations Vintage collection
sewing machine
glossy accents
wood veneer & paper clip - the paper bakery kits

These are really awesome cut files and you really need to check them out becuase if you have a Silhouette or Cricut you are going to totally fall in love with these.  You can see the new release in the Some Odd Girl Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I am going to try to make it back here this week but this is my last week of school and I am crazy busy.  I have two projects on my desk it is just whether I can find some time to finish them.  I will see you soon!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

I wanted to pass along some totally awesome fun information.  Some Odd Girl and Ruby Rock It have teamed up for a totally fun Blog Hop.  There is soooo much inspiration and some wonderful prizes too.  So here is all the information you need!

WELCOME, friends!  We’re SO excited you’ve joined us for a fun and fabulous BLOG HOPfeaturing Some Odd Girl and our friends, Ruby Rock-it!
Our designers have all gathered together to bring you a fun event that incorporates both Some Odd Girl and Ruby Rock-it products into our creations, and we are READY TO ROCK-IT!  Can you handle the excitement?  :)
sog ruby
Let’s do it! 
You can hop NOW through Saturday, May 31st at midnight Eastern, and there are PRIZES to be won!  Oh yes, there are prizes…  Two lucky winners will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Some Odd Girl store, as well as this fabulous kit, the “Bella! Year in Review” collection from our partner:
All along the hop, you’ll see inspiration from the Odd Girls and the Ruby Rock-it Creative Team, and all you have to do to be eligible to win one of the two prizes is leave a comment at each stop along the hop. 
We Odd Girls have LOVED working with the Ruby Rock-it papers and embellishments for our creations, and we can’t wait to show you!  We are your first stop, so we’re thrilled you made it!  You’ll wrap up at the Ruby Rock-it blog, but you have many stops in between!  Leave your comment below, and from here, you’re going to head on over and visit Candice!  But in case you’re bouncing around at your own leisure (or get tripped up with a wonky link), here’s the full hop list…
WHEW!  SO much to see along the 21 different stops!  Have fun, happy hopping, and thank you so much for joining us!  Our hop winners will be announced at the main blogs on Monday, June 2nd…  GOOD LUCK!
So what are you waiting for??  Let's get hopping.  
Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a new layout featuring the brand new digi release from Some Odd Girl.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday Lawn Fawn & Distress Inks Card

Happy Thursday!

I had time to play this week and the new challenge over at Lawnscaping was right up my alley!  The challenge was to get out and use your Distress Inks!  How fun! Right?
So I love my Distress Inks and I got them all out-- 3 shades of Blue, Orange Marmelade, and Walnut Stain and I got busy.  Here is what I came up with.

I broke out my Say Cheese stamp set and made that the focul point of my card. I then had this little set with the cutest little owl and framed him in the photo frame.  For the background I used my Distress Ink Blues and created the background using some water color paper, heat embossing the stars and then misting it with water and perfect pearls.  I really like how it turned out.

I put together a video on how this card came together.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  See  you soon.  Havea  wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

May 20 Some Odd Girl and Core'dinations!

Happy Tuesday!

Some Odd Girl is having their Tuesday Digi Release and Kristy has some awesome new digi cut files.  This one is the gears cut file and I just loooooved them for my layout.
For my layout I started out my Core'dinations cardstock and used the Brights Collection.  I embossed the paper strips and then sanded them.  I then ran a matt for my photo cut from Core'dinations and ran it through my paper crimper and sanded it.  I then matted it again uisng some yummy Doodlebug paper.  Finally, I used the Some Odd Girl digi cut file Gears and cut those out using my Silhouette.  I sanded them and adhered them on to my layout.  I then used a Doodlebug die cut for my title.

Stop by the some odd girl store to pick up this AWESOME digi cut file and check out the other new releases!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back later this week.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday TAWS #52

Happy Monday,

I am playing along with the Be Inspired Challenge by The Alley Ways Stamps this week! Here is a look at the photo for inspiration.
 Isn't is awesome?  I have to say I was stumped for 2 weeks but then I got my mojo flowing and here is what I came up with.
I used my Bubbling Over  stamp set for TAWS.  I used some washi tape to create my "table" and then I stamped and colored my test beakers.  I spilled on over and used stamps and sequins to create the blowing in the wind effect.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it all in.

cardstock- neenah solar white
stamps- TAWS
washi tape- Bella Blvd
ink- memento, hero arts
sequins- Some Odd Girl
spectrum noir markers

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new layout for Some Odd Girl!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday Teacher Appreciation and Core'dinations

Happy Thursday!

Core'dinations gave the DT an assignment to create something for Teacher Appreciation Day.  I LOVED this idea and really broke into my supplies for this.  I love to give notes to the boy's teachers.
So I created a card.
1.  I made  a standard A2 base in Core Essentials and sanded the edges.
2.  Using Black Magic cut to 4x5.25.
3. Score the edges and sand.  I wanted a more used look to the chalkboard so I sanded pretty heavily.
4.  Using stamps I stamped some star embellishments and the word teacher using my The Alley Ways Stamps and heat embossed them.
5.  Using the 110lb. smooth cardstock I stamped, colored and cut out various elements and arragned them on the card.

This was a totally fun card to make.  I got to include all my favorite things- playing with cardstock, stamping and coloring!

cardstock- Core'dinations
stamps- The Alley Way Stamps
ink- hero arts, memento
spectrum noir markers

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project (fingers crossed I can photograph it tonight! LOL)  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 13

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the new Digi release over at Some Odd Girl!  I used the new digi cut files!  Can I just say I love them so much.  I used two different once on my card today.  The first one I used a cut file with my Silhouette with the beautiful leaves.  I used my Core'dinations cardstock and sanded the leaves so they look shaded.  I then used the the sentiments and just printed it on my card.  I LOVE the script font.  So fun and cool.
cardstock- Core'dinations 110 lb smooth and Core Essentials
gems- hero arts
mist- studio calico
digi cut files- Some Odd Girl

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl store to check out these new cut files and some of the other new ones that are being released today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back with some new Core'dinations projects and whatever I make this week!  See you then.  Have a wonderul and crafty day!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Beach Time

Happy Monday!

Did you have a nice weekend?  I sure did.  It rained on Saturday so I was totally lazy and I loved every second of it!  It was wonderful and then I had a nice Mother's day with my boys.  Talk about perfect.

I have a fun layout for you today.  My goal was to create a summer themed layout using my Core'dinations cardstock and my Some Odd Girl Stamps!  What a perfect combination.
For my layout I started with my Core Essentials Pastels and I sanded it pretty heavy.  I then took a piece of coordinating color in the Core Impressions and sanded it to expose the wonderful embossed doilies.  To cover up the seams I added some Bella Blvd stickers.  For my photos I made a mat using the Chocolate Box and ran it through the paper crimper and sanded it to expose the pink core.  I then added touches of pattern pape from Bella.

With the layout formed and set.  Now it was time to add the stamping.  I used several different stamp sets to create this layout:
1. Mr Octopus
2. Beachy Mae
3.  Beach Day Buddies
4.  Happy Day
5. Under the Sea Mae

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper, stickers- Bella Blvd
stamps- Some Odd Girl
ink- memento, jenni bowlin

I made a video on how to include stamps on a layout.  I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new card using the new digi release from SOG!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Birthday Card

Happy Friday!

Who is excited that it is the weekend?  Oh man, I am!  So thrilled that we have a relatively quiet weekend. Our morning on Saturday is super busy but then after 12:00 pm we are totally free for the entire weekend! Can't wait!!

I was able to get some crafting in again this week.  I needed to make a birthday card for a birthday party my son is going to and I had some scraps left over from a layout that I made (for Some Odd Girl digi cut files).  So I used up the scraps making this card.

I was excited because over at Sparks Paper Smooches challenge blog it was an Anything Goes week.

  I knew I wanted to use this stamp set.
I just love that little turtle!

I needed a little help becuase once again I think I used up all my mojo on my last two design team projects but I still wanted to get crafty.  So I did what I always do and look for a card sketch at my favorite card sketch blog- Retro Sketches.  Seriously, If you need a little mojo boost this is the place!  Here is the sketch.  Just perfect for my needs.
Go HERE to see all the details.

Here is what I came up with.

supply list
paper- lily bee
cardstock- Core'dinations Vintage collection, 110lb. smooth
stamps- paper smooches
ink- hero arts, memento
Spectrum Noir

I have a video that shows how I colored this cutie and put together the card.  Hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with another project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday Lawn Fawn Background Challenge

Happy Thursday!

There is a new Lawnscaping Challenge up this week and it is a really fun one!

The challenge to create your own background using Lawn Fawn stamps was sooooo fun!  I broke out my stars stamp set and dies and got busy!  I looked around my supplies and decided to get really inky and I broke out my distress inks and mini mister as well!  I had a blast!!
Of course, I made this one for my son's lunch box.  He is so cute because he saves all of them in a shoe box and he just loved getting them.

I started my background with some watercolor paper and then stamped and heat embossed the random stars.  I then got inky with my distress ink and then misted some water on it,  I then got out my Core'djnations and created the base and star.  So  love how this turned out!

supply list
cardstock- water color paper, Core'dinations Gemstones- Glitter Silk and 110 lb smooth
stamps & dies- lawn fawn
ink- distress ink, jenni bowlin

I made a video showing the process on how I created the background.  Hope you enjoy!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project and video!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Beachy Mae

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the release of Beachy Mae over at Some Odd Girl.  This stamp set features a summer beauty, Mae!  and lots of fun sentiments and add ons!

For my card I broke out some Imaginisce paper for my base.  I then colored Mae with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I pop dotted her on the card and then stamped the sentiment.  I don't know about you but I just love that sentiment.  Very fun.  ( I am going to use that on a fun summer layout next week! ssshhhhhh!)  Finally, I attached some Hot Rocks using my I Tool.

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl Store to see all the new goodies that are in the shop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back later this week with something new.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday SOG Mr. Octopus

Happy MOnday!

This week is HUGE over at Some Odd Girl becuase it is release week and Kristy has 2 AWESOME new summer stamp sets for you.  The first one is Mr. Octopus!

For my  card I decided to make a little scene with this fun guy!  I tore and sanded some blue Core'dinations cardstock to make the water.  I also cut my sun and clouds from the Core cardstock and dry embossed them using an embossing folder.  Next, I stamped my image on the Core 110 lb. smooth cardstock.  I then colored him with my Prismacolor pencils.  I fussy cut him out and pop dotted him onto the water.  I then stamped my sentiment that comes with this set.  I just think it is too cute!

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl Store to see the stamp set and all the other goodies that are new!

I will be back tomorrow with Beachy Mae!  I can't wait to share with you!  See you t hen.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!