Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ABC Christmas R....

Hello, the very talented Carissa is hosting this weeks ABC Christmas Challenge.
The new challenge is
R for Recycling and Ribbons or Rhinestones
You must create a Christmas project using at least on recycled item and it must also include either ribbons or rhinestomes. You may use both if you desire.
We are lucky to be sponsored this week by Digital Delights They have an awesome selection of digital stamps, papers & more,
and our Winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice.
To get you started we have compiled a list of recycling Hints and Tips to get you started.
Some ideas that you might include on your projects are:
Alter it - give an old item a new purpose and a new lease on life.
Die cut plastic or chipboard packaging to create one of a kind embellishments.
Re-use buttons, ribbons and lace from old clothing.
Re-use Christmas cards and wrapping paper.
Run flat plastic packaging through an embossing folder to make a gorgeous textured window or overlay.
Use corregated cardboard and other textured items as a one of a kind background stamp.

On my project, the white snowflake on the ribbon is actually off of an old sweater.
I airbrushed the background with my Hardly Used Copic Air Brushing System.

Supplies Used:
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Real Red, Basic Black
Paper: Teresa Collins
Accessories: May Arts Red Ribbon, Petite Oval and Petite Scallop Oval Nestabilities, SU Red Rhinestone Brads, Xmas Red  and SIlver Stickles, White Liquid Applique.
Recycled Snowflake Button

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Stamp and Create Magnolia Product Spotlight!

Happy Monday! Over at Stamp and Create, we took a break from the weekly product spotlights for summer. The product spotlight is on the new Winner Take all Collection from Magnolia Stamps Lacey just started carrying.
What better way to "end" the summer with a fun vacation montage.  These are all pictures of some of my favourite things to see while I am snorkeling!
Clockwise starting with the top left corner.
1. Me doing the Shaka hand wave
2. The view from the ocean of the Hawaiian coastline
3. Honu aka Sea Turtles
4. My Dad doing the Shaka
5. Manta Rays at night while they are dining
6. A Snowflake eel (I love seeing eels)
7. Puffer Fish
8. Lots of random fish snorkeling over a reef
9. A Pair of Yellow Tangs. (Yellow Tangs mate for life and you always see them in pairs)
10. Moorish Idol (Gill from Finding Nemo)
11. Sea Cucumbers
12. Dolphins (It's only happened once, but dad and I went snorkeling one day and two huge pods of dolphins showed up. It was amazing to see them play, jump, and to hear them talk to each other)
There are not any pictures included but I love to see occasional Octapus (Dad and I saw one ink an eel during a fast pursuit)
Lastly I love seeing the Humpack Whales when they visit the Hawaiian Islands (I might freak out if I came face to face with one while snorkeling) So, I added a humpback whale charm!

I used Magnolia Swimming Tilda, perfect for all those vacation pictures that you need to scrapbook. I accented her the 5"x7" piece with Fancy Pants Beach Babe 6x6 paper, Large Flower Spacers, and Basic Grey Origins Brads. The smallest brads in all of the Basic Grey Brad sets as well as all of the mini brads fit perfectly in the center of the flower spacer.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Our next challenge Magical Mondays challenge should be an easy one as it's a sketch  I created by me!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Emma's Store

I got out some of my spritz spray and eclipse tape (tape used for masking) and created a unique card base. After I removed the tape, I outlined the sprayed parts with a copics liner then added the grosgrain ribbon.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: High Hopes Dwight  by Dustin Pike, PTI Sentiment
Ink: Seafoam Mini Spritz, Copic Markers
Cardstock: SU Taken with Teal, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Accessories: SU Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Twinkle Tots from Taylored Expressions, PTI Jar Label 2

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ABC Christmas Q is for .....

Q is for Quote plus an Image.
2 sponsors this challenge:
Prize from Brenda is a 3 month subscription to the 'How to WOW papercrafts techniues club'
Sponsor this week is Robyns Fetish
Fabulous prize of 5 Robyn's Fetish digital products This may be 5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 paper set.
Robyn's Fetish Badge  

I stepped out of my normal card making zone and went to one of my old favourite techniques....embossing! First I printed the image twice on Solar White Neenah cardstock. I cut one of them out and used it as a mask. I stamped, powdered and heat embossed the music image. I sponged the entire piece with Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress ink.

For the quote piece, I used my Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames Die #10 as a model to create my own three layer cutting file.

Supplies Used:
Digital Image: Ye Ole Christmas Tree
Quote: Papertrey Ink Inside and Out Holiday
Background Stamp: Impression Obsession Music
Ink: Copic Markers, PTI Vintage Touch, SU Black Craft Ink, Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, PTI Pure Poppy, SU Always Artichoke
Accessories: PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, SU Glitter Brads.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Magical Mondays

For our next Magical Mondays challenge, we would love to see your Banners/Bunting/Pennants and Glitter as chosen by yours truly!. We are being sponsored for this challenge by Pollycraft who are offering 5 digis of the winners choice.
Please remember to also use a magical image.

I used Wee Snippet from the Crissy Armstrong Whimsy Stamps collection. The paper is My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Gertie 6x6 pack and Echo Park Dots and Stripes. The Pink doily was cut out using the new C.C. Design Cutter Teardrop Lace Doily. The Banner was created using the Whimsy Shapeology Banner Pennants Die. The Fairy's wings were colored and then covered with Diamond Stickles.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

ABC P is for Presents

This week's ABC Christmas Challenge is being hosted by the lovely Samantha. The theme she chose is  P is for Presents, Packaging & Photo Inspiration!
ABC Photo Inspiration Make a gift, gift box/bag or tags
We have 2 fabulous sponsors this week Simon Says Stamp A $15 voucher
Stamp Fairy -3 digital images of the winner's choice.

Do you like how my image is a collection of photos?....Just like Samantha's photo inspiration! Quite clever in my opinion!
I used images from stamps sold by Simon Says Stamp
Red Tag Cat: Fluffles Sweater
Christmas will be here before you know it! I hope you will have all your cards ready just like I will!
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Stamp and Create August Challenge

I can not believe it's August already. This summer and Year are just flying by! The Stamp and Create Challenge for August is to use an animal of some sort.

Heidi has used Kraftin Kimmie Carlos the Crab. The Paper is Fancy Pants Beach Babe and Beach Bum. The sentiments are Everyday Mini Postage Stamps cut out with the Mini Postage Die, both by Whimsey. Finally the card is accessorized with White Embroidered Flower Lace, American Craft Neutral Pearl Brads, and Star Dust Stickles

Every stamper must have at least one animal stamp. I think you need to ink one up and participate in this months challenge!

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