Sunday, September 30, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Anything Goes Disney Challenge

Red Carpet Studio is having an ANYTHING GOES Disney challenge! I love Disney and as I'm planning a Snow White themed birthday party for my soon-to-be four-year-old this challenge couldn't have come at a better time.

So without further ado here is my project:
If you happen to follow my blog you know that my son had a Mickey Mouse theme birthday and I made a welcome sign for his party too.
The base shape is from Art Philosophy and the font is Gypsy Font.
All the other cuts come from Happily Ever After. And look! Snow White actually looks like Snow White! I only had of cut her at just under 6.5"!!
Like my son's sign I used the "I'm saving this because I might use it some day" frame of a bakers rack. The shelves have long since made a home in the trash.

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the winner will receive a
$25 Gift Certificate

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Center Step Card Blog Hop

to the Center Step Card Blog Hop

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today. If you came from our lovely hostess Ashley then you're on the right track. If you just stopped by to check out my card I invite you to hop along with us and see what the rest of the talented line up has created.

If you're like me you've never created a center step card before. In fact, I had to Google what they were! After perusing Google Images I decided on a general concept for my card. Once I pulled it apart a few times and added and subtracted a few elements I came up with this:

I used the Bright Side collection by Lawn Fawn for most of the paper. The yellow check paper is Recollections and I don't know who the manufacturer of the wood grain paper is. The stamps come from three Lawn Fawn sets Critters in the Forest, You've Got Mail and Gnome Sweet Gnome.

I used 1/16" foam adhesive on both the postcard itself, the bee and the log and raccoon.

The mailbox is mounted with 1/4" foam adhesive. I cut a slot in the image to insert the envelope into.

I really hope you enjoyed my card today and I encourage you to give a center step card a try! Be sure to leave a comment here and at every stop along the way to be eligible for the $20 Michael's or JoAnn's gift card that is being given away.

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Use It Tuesday - Scraps - All but the base sheet of cardstock came from my scraps pile (I'm such a hoarder)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Die Cuttin' Divas Guest Designer

I'm thrilled to be a guest designer over at the wonderful blog Die Cuttin' Divas. If you are a die cut lover (Spellbinders, My Creative Time, Cricut, Silhouette, Stampin' Up, etc.) you really should check them out. They have great challenges every Tuesday and a showcase every Friday.

This is the card I made for this weeks Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. It's all Prima.
Here is the grid for this week. I used the first column (ribbon, pearls, shabby chic) along with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (2").

Shopping Our Stash - Feathers or Fur

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pause Dream Enjoy - Play Challenge

Challenge #38
Play Theme

I used 99% Lawn Fawn here. I'm such a fan of their products. I think their stamps are the cutest and their Bright Side paper collection has been one of my favorites.

For this project I embossed the bike from Cruising Through Life and used Claire's ABCs to form my sentiment. The black and white polka dot is Smash washi tape.

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the winner will receive the Wild Horses Stamp and Sentiment set

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ScrapFest 2012 - Day 3

The last day of ScrapFest didn't start until 11 a.m. so, thankfully, I was able to sleep in! I had two classes this day, one I REALLY enjoyed and one I was so disappointed in. Let's start with the downer class.

I signed up for the Copic class thinking it was tips and techniques for coloring with them. Instead the instructor handed us a selection of markers and said, "color". I left that class a very unhappy camper.
In the class we colored one image and one piece of acrylic. As you can see by my image I really didn't know what I was doing!

The second class I took was by Tattered Angels. We made a canvas mini album using glimmer glam, glimmer glaze and glimmer mist. It was so much fun.
This photo is the album and all the pieces we were given and colored. Here's a look at a few of the more fun pages inside the book.

Now for the make-and-takes.
Ellison/Sizzix (we made the card and where given the pin)


Art Impressions

Bazzill Basics Paper

Doodlebug Designs (they had a wheel to spin and if you landed on a "winner" space you got to choose a doodle pop)

Simple Stories/therm-o-web (I didn't put mine together because we're not camping people but I liked the elements and a free page protector)

Echo Park/Carta Bella

7gypsies/Canvas Home Basics/Marvy Uchida/Tattered Angels (again) (this was one of my favorite make-and-takes plus you got that great sheet of 7gypsies stickers)

Shopping on day three was limited. I picked up two more grab bags ($3.99 each) and a package of 100 sheets of Bazzill cardstock ($24.99).

That's the end of my ScrapFest 2012 adventure. I'm already looking forward to ScrapFest 2013! If you'd like to get check out
Day 1
Day 2

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

ScrapFest 2012 - Day 2

Day two started out bright and early. I needed to be at MOA by 9 a.m. for my Tim Holtz class. I wasn't a huge fan of the project but I wanted to learn the techniques. And, MAN, I learned so much!!! This is the project we made:
Here's a close up of the top canvas.
And the bottome canvas
We used, and were given, this awesome assortment of products! It consisted of three markers, a bottle of mixed media glue, two bottles of stain, some paint, a glue stick and a distress ink pad. We also received a Ranger apron, an ideology lanyard and a Tim Holtz messenger bag.
I made a number of make-and-takes this day so I'll just list the company and a photo of the project. Here we go!
TPC Studio/Making Memories

Epiphany Crafts

Mark Richards Enterprises, Inc.

Fancy Pants Designs



Lifestyle Crafts

Basic Grey/3L

7gypsies/Canvas Home Basics/Marvy Uchida/Tattered Angels

Silhouette America, Inc.

After all these make-and-takes it was time to shop again! I didn't see as much today in the Outpost, but they did have their patterned paper/cardstock grab bags. You got 15 sheets for $3.99. I picked up four sets and was pretty happy with what I got.
They also had a different scrap pack available today so I picked that up too for $0.49. This one had a transparency, sheet of patterned paper and white cardstock plus all the scraps (some of them were embossed).
After digging through some bins I came across these Snag 'em Stamps. The bat was $1.99 and the double set was $0.99 (not sure I understand their pricing strategy but whatever). I also picked up the $0.99 black glaze pen.
On Thursday I'll be sharing the third and final day of ScrapFest 2012 with you. I took a Tattered Angels and Copic class that day.
If you missed Day 1 be sure to check it out here.

Monday, September 17, 2012

ScrapFest 2012 - Day 1

Sorry, I'm getting this up so late. My camera decided it no longer wanted to put pictures on my computer.

Friday was the first day of ScrapFest 2012 and I had plans to get up, drop my daughter off at preschool and head to the Mall of America (MOA). Unfortunately I woke up, felt sick and slept until I needed to leave for my first class.
The class I took on this day was put on by Canvas Corp. We used one of their 7gypsies trays along with paper and embellishments by Canvas Home Basics to make a Christmas Countdown Tray. This was a great class! It was so well organized and taught.
Each of these little flaps opens up so you can put an activity or treat inside as you count down the days to Christmas.
I only ended up doing one make-and-take that day. I hopped in the line for ek success not realizing just how slow moving it was. When I did, finally, get to make the project we used a pretty cool tool, the Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear (check it out here).
We also got this drawstring backpack after making the project.
After doing the make-and-take it was getting close to the end of the day so I hit the ScrapFest Outpost (a ScrapFest only shopping area) and scored a few awesome products. First up these $0.49 scrap packs.
What's in them you ask? Well, each of them had the same three sheets of Making Memories Passport line, one full sheet of brown cardstock, one large scrap of red and two medium scraps of light blue. Each pack then had a different assortment of other, smaller scraps.
Next I got this My Mind's Eye Blackbird collections kit for $4.99. I think this paper is super cute.
Finally this 12 x 12 screen/template for a mere $1.99. I considered it a successful shopping day!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for my day two adventures. I did a lot more make-and-takes and took a Tim Holtz class!