Monday, May 31, 2010

Take 5

Glue, Scissors, Paper has a new challenge for you and it was a challenge for the design team; at least for me, it was. The task was to take 5 products and use on a project. This includes adhesive. Sounds easy? Well, you'd be surprised what we add to paper these days.

Not only was this a challenge, I forgot to post it - sorry team!

These are very simple note cards with coordinating envelopes. I kept it simple and added my own flowers that I made.

The flowers were ink distressed after I used my punch, pinched their ends and added silk flowers that already had a pearl in it.

So you can see that I used just five products.

I used paper, ink, adhesive, flower centers, and paper punches. I took five products and came up with four sets of cute little note cards.

The floral centers came from Michael's and really add to something simple. I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed creating them. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're enjoying the last day of this three-day weekend! :-)


Good morning lovely crafters!

So, while I do have a busy schedule, I try to have some fun crafting. I found a nice little place to do all sorts of swaps - Swap-Bot. I actually found it through Craft Critique and it became a second home. You join in on swaps, send whatever it is to your partner(s) and once they receive it, they rate you. As in a lot of things, it isn't perfect and you might not get something but you do get to rate the person as low as possible. Sometimes the swaps are "angeled" and all is not lost.

I joined in on a "matchbox" swap recently. Although there was a template available, I had a hard time sizing it to the fullest through the pdf file, so I had to make my own. Through much trial and error, I managed to make it work.

My partner's profile mentioned that she liked the color blue and that's my favorite color, so I was able to make something she liked.

I used this matchbox for my template and it worked out quite well.

I kept it simple - added a flower I received in a RAK from a lovely friend. Isn't that the cutest brad? I won that from Robin J's birthday blog candy. :-)

Though we can make the matchbox to our liking, part of the swap is to fill it with things based on your partner's profile. I did that and believe it or not, it all fits (except the candles - I had to wrap them in bubble wrap for safety).

I hope you have a fun day today! :-)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Little Froggy Cheer

While making comments for SSW on Tuesday, I came across a blog where the crafter had made a card for an individual she'd read about whose sister has terminal lung cancer. The young lady, Lisa has set up RAKs by various generous sponsors and is asking others to make a card; a cheerful card; not a get well card to send to her sister. Click here for more details.

Paula, of Pollycraft Monday and Tales from Pollycraft, has designed a cute little frog for this purpose - she's always very generous about things like this and I just love her blog.

I just inked this little guy up with Copics and added glossy accents on the eyes - you know how frogs' eyes are always glistening. My little sentiment came to me thinking about the newest Disney rendition with the little girl and the frog who kept insisting he was a prince. She kissed him and she turned into a frog. It was a cute movie. I hope it helps.

If you feel so inclined to do so, I'm sure Jayme's heart would swell with warmth. I have lost a lot of family, including a son and though there is never any way to ease another's pain, sometimes a nice word or thought helps get them through the day.

I hope you're all having a wonderful week despite this weird weather. I thought spring was here yet we are having rain and I hear others even have snow. Still, it is a blessing. :-)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tellen's Place Challenge #19 - Color Combo

Hey y'all,

It's time for another challenge at Tellen's Place and this week, the challenge is a color combination: pink and brown!

I love the paper (Prima - The Sasha Paper Collection). I inked up my TPD's image in ballerina pink, added some pink dew drops and had ribbon from a challenge I won at AAM - it matched perfectly with the colors. The buckle is from a stash of die cuts from my friend and fellow design team member, Lyn (I love these die-cuts). Of course, the flowers are from Prima. I bought the Ultimate Crafter's Companion on HSN during National Scrapbooking Week for half the cost and made the box. It's such a cool tool! :-)

I hope you visit Tellen's Place and see the lovely designs by the wonderful Divas there - they are so crafty and talented! While you're there, why not join in on the challenge? There's a great prize and just a great way to show case your talent too! :-)

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #51

Wow - it seems that the weeks are screeching by, doesn't it? Where does the time go when you're having fun?? Since it is another Wednesday, I'm delighted to bring to you another sweet sketch by Arlana that I know you'll love.

This was another easy and fun sketch - don't let the rectangles fool you - they can be strips of designer paper or ribbon. It's all up to you.

This week, we have the honor of being sponsored by Prairie Fairy Digital Stamps and the winner will receive 5 single images of her choice! What a sweet deal!

I love my little image. She's getting ready for bed and she has her little bunny and blanket, which I paper pieced. I punched out butterflies and stuck stranded pearls down their middle instead of stickles. The three bows at the bottom are from a huge stash of ribbon I won at AAM. I used my MS punch on the top and bottom of the paper - doesn't it make it look really cool?

I hope you'll have a chance to play the challenge and win those fabulous images! Don't forget to stop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and see the crafts the rest of my teammates are showcasing.

Thanks for stopping by! ;-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beach Party!

Hey there,

This week at Tellen's Place, the challenge will take you into summer, so get your swimsuits on, y'all; it's Beach Party time!

I spent 15 years in San Diego, raising my sons, who took to the beach like a duck to water - we always had sand in the car and there were always wet trunks drying on the line. Check out my little piece of water pleasure.

Yes, it's a simple card but so were those days at the beach where we relaxed and just enjoyed the sun and the water. Those waves are contrived using diamond dust on top of Aileen's Tacky Glue. The sand castle, sun and clouds are stickers and the images are from my son, Markus, who supplies our images at the Tellen's Place Designs store. The design team really did another fabulous job with their beautiful paper crafts for this challenge - go check it out - click here.

I hope you join our challenge for the fun of it! Get out your tanning lotion and go for it!

Happy Crafting!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #50

Is it Wednesday already? Oh, then that means it's another Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge for you with a really cool sketch by Arlana!

This is such a fun sketch and so easy; I know you'll have fun creating with this one. I sure did!

This week, we are sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique and the winner will win 10 FREE digi images. How cool is that? The talented Sally-Ann is so creative and talented! I just love her digi images!

For this challenge, I chose Lucas and Freddo. I really need to up my game with masculine cards because those little girly cards can't cut it with my two grandsons, now can they? So with this sketch, I added ribbon given to me in a swap (so cool) and a button and a dragonfly. I really hated covering up the designer paper (next time I'll cut it smaller or put it on's so hard to find a way to make it all work all the time!

I hope you will visit the Sweet Sketch Wednesday blog and check out the creations made by the rest of the design team, as they really are fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bling it on!

Howdy y'all!

This week, Glue, Scissors, Paper has a fun challenge for us and the design team made it a swap for us. We all had to do the challenge, which was to make a charm with bling. We made enough for everyone in the swap and you should see how gorgeous they turned out!

I have little experience in making charms and usually buy them to add to the mini's I swap. However, this time, I had to make one, so I went to Michael's and bought a few items. This can get expensive, so I kept it all generic. As you can see, the tools are minimal and we had a size limit on the charm. Keep in mind, I kept this very simple.

I love butterflies and some of the beads were iridescent, which gave way to "bling" in the light. What do you think? Pretty cool for simplicity, eh?

I hope you like them. Please stop by Glue, Scissors, Paper when you get a chance. The design team has made a bunch of gorgeous charms to inspire you to join in the challenge. I can't wait to see them in real life once they are mailed to us - how cool! :-) I love swaps!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful day and Happy Crafting! ;~)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Challenge #17 - Tag, You're It!

Hey y'all,

Tellen's Place is having a fun challenge this week - Tag, You're it! We are looking for a tag in your project or just a tag - so simple to do, isn't it?

I really like making tags - they are so simple - similar to ATC's; a small canvas upon which to fill creative things.

This little fairy is our latest creation in the dark side of the store. She isn't a dark image at all but she is different than our signature line. I had to stickle her wings and her dress; isn't she cute? The paper did most of the cuteness and I added a few embellishments.

This is another TPD image; so I had to do a boy - the paper was perfect for it; added a button and that buckle is a die-cut from my friend, Lyn in the UK, who sent me loads of goodies! Yum, yum! ;-)

This little "goth girl" is too cute. I loved the paper and had to do something with it; check out her sparkly shoes, y'all! The cute little envelope is also from Lyn - she knows how much I love die-cuts - I just had a field day! :-)

Some come join us over at Tellen's Place and see the wonderful tags the design team made. They will certainly inspire you to join our lovely challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting! :-)

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #49

Hey y'all,

It's Sweet Sketch Wednesday and guess what - we have another great sketch by Arlana for you to feast your eyes on.

This week, we are sponsored by Pixie Dust Studio. The lucky winner of this challenge will receive two FREE images of your choice. That's a sweet deal, isn't it?

I received this beautiful little princess, "Let's Play Dress Up." Remember when you were little and you dressed up in your mother's clothing? Well, I didn't. But I did try to wear her gorgeous high heel shoes. I did try on her lipstick but that was the closest to dressing up I did because I was just too much of a tomboy at the time. I had four brothers - what else could I do? :-)

Isn't she the cutest little thing? I paper pieced the hat, the star, the boa, the was a paper piecing party! :-)

If you get a chance, drop by Sweet Sketch Wednesday and take a gander at the creations from the rest of the design team - they are fabulous!

Hey y'all, mark your calendars for our Sweet Sketch Wednesday Anniversary Blog Hop - that's right, Sweet Sketch Wednesday is a year old and Digi Stamp Boutique is sponsoring this festive event with lots of prizes. Set the date for June 9th because it's going to be the cat's meow! :-)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tellen's Place - Butterflies & Dragonflies

Good morning!

This week at Tellen's Place, we are have a really groovy challenge where you use butterflies and dragonflies. Now, you don't necessarily have to have both on your paper craft creation but you do have to have more than one of the one you choose to have on there. So, I decided to do both!

I finally was able to go and get loose designer paper. But...I can't remember who this is by but I think I found it at JoAnn Fabrics. I love the striped and colored my TPD image to match the colors on the paper. I used my MS flower border punch on green card stock. I punched butterflies from the red striped scraps and added this gorgeous dragonfly glittered die cut. I really love butterflies and the dragonflies they make are so cute.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look. It would be great if you could join in on Tellen's Place challenge - two prizes will be given out this week - now isn't that a groovy deal? :-) Don't forget to check out the Tellen's Place Divas - their creations are incredibly delightful!

Happy Crafting! :~)

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #48

Good morning!

This week's challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday has another sketch by Arlana that will really get your boots in gear for crafting!

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps. The lucky winner of the challenge will receive 7 digi stamps that value $21 - how sweet is that?

There's so many fun digi's there - it's so hard to choose. This week, I have the freebie (Jodie has a freebie every Friday), this cute little monkey.

Isn't she adorable in her cute little skirt and tights? I had to put a bow on the top of her head and some bling as earrings to make her"girly". :~) I love the effect of the doily and roses; makes it elegant in a sense.

It would be great if you could join our challenge this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. While you're there, don't forget to check out my team mates' gorgeous creations for inspiration!

Happy Crafting! :~D

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Celebrate Mothers

Glue, Scissors, Paper's is celebrating Mothers this week. We want you to do something in honor of mothers; create a project that incorporates something that belonged to your mother or the mother figure in your life. If you don't have a physical object, use a picture of yourself because you do belong to her.

I sort of did something different...I did something in honor of my mom but left out the picture. My mom loved flowers. So I created a gift set that I would give to her because she loved handmade gifts. No matter how hideous my hand made craft, she would still make me feel good about it and she never threw anything away. When she passed, we were cleaning and I found things I had forgotten I'd made for her. She still had this crazy looking clay ashtray I had made for her when I was in 5th grade. That's a Mom for you. :-)

I've been having fund with these handmade flowers. They get easier to make and you can do your own variation! How cool is that? The Top Note box is easy with this tutorial .

I hope you like my little gift set for Mother's Day. I'm hoping your day is sprinkled with love as well! Thanks for stopping by! ;~)