Friday, October 17, 2014

Color Challenge at Cut It Up

It's time to Cut It Up again and this time we have a color challenge:
PURPLE, ORANGE, LIME GREEN, and BLACK

There are TWO prizes up for grabs:

An Avocado Arts stamp set and a $20 coupon code for As Cute as a Button.  Remember to use a die cut somewhere on your card.  

I cut the window and flowers from Cricut "Creative Cards."  My inspiration came from a Halloween card I spied on Pinterest of a window and the same BasicGrey Eerie "view."  I thought, I have paper like that...I didn't realize it was exactly the same.  My orange and purple papers are Recollections Ravenhead Manor and the spider web is more BasicGrey Eerie paper.  The felt ghost was in my Halloween stash. 

Happy Friday!

Friday, October 3, 2014

The SRM "October Challenge"

 It's time to break out your SRM stickers for another challenge.  Once again The SRM Challenge blog has four challenges to choose from...which one sparks your creativity?  The color challenge, sketch challenge, Halloween theme challenge, or the inspiration challenge?

This card is made almost entirely of SRM stickers!  The large candy corn circular sticker is mounted on white card stock, then again on a circle of orange card stock, then once more on a yellow scalloped circle of card stock.  The large candy corn is from the "Stickers By the Dozen" Halloween sheet.  The "Happy Halloween" black circular sentiment sticker and all of the border stickers that I angled below are from "Stickers by the Dozen, Take 2" Halloween sticker sheet.  I also added charcoal twine at the top and a mini safety pin for interest and dimension.

There are lots of SRM goodies to be won, so please join in the fun and link up your SRM October project at The SRM Challenge.

Happy Friday!

Anything-But-A-Card Halloween challenge

I love the $1 spot at Target.  The black spiral was perfect for transforming this small Transformers spiral notebook into a perpetual calendar for my daughter, Kathryn.  Kathryn's favorite holiday is Halloween, so I thought it would be fun to create a perpetual calendar for her.

I unrolled the spiral to remove the paper, then covered both sides of the cover...bye bye Optimus Prime! I used my crop-a-dile to re-punch the holes for the spiral; that was the most time-consuming part.  After decorating with die cuts and a brad, I die cut my numbers and cut the number tags.  I punched holes for the number tags and then re-fed the spiral.  Voila!
Please join us at Cut It Up and link your die cut Halloween project or layout (anything but a card!)  You could win a $10 gift card to Kadoodle Bug Designs.
I even decorated the back with a large die cut:
Supplies:  My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" papers, dies, chipboard, and brad; glossy accents; Cricut "Plantin SchoolBook" numbers; Xyron; crop-a-dile

Happy Friday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The SRM "September" Challenge

 There is still time to play along in our September challenge at The SRM Challenge.  I have two dear friends born in September and they both love candy corn!  I purchased two packages at our local grocery store, then covered up the grocery store label with pretty paper and an SRM sentiment sticker, then added ribbon.
Play along in any one, two, three, or all four of our challenges this month for a chance to win a guest designer spot or this terrific prize package:
Here is a close-up of my lid:
(Supplies:  SRM "Happy Birthday"sentiment; Echo Park "Victoria Gardens" paper; various Bazzill card stock; Stickles for the "flame"; ribbon; Cricut "Birthday Bash" cartridge)

Happy Friday!

3D Breast Cancer Awareness challenge at Cut It Up


In order to promote 3D mammography, our challenge this week at Cut It Up is to create a card for breast cancer awareness that has a 3D element.  This owl was printed and die cut using a Silhouette Cameo.
I fussy cut a few layers and popped up on foam tape to create a 3D owl.  I also used glossy accents on his irises for a 3D effect.  Other supplies include:  Echo Park paper "Head Over Heels"; SU card stock; Tim Holtz "worn lipstick" distress ink.
Our sponsor for this challenge is As Cute as a Button.  You could win a $20 coupon code if you win!

Now it's your turn to create a 3D project for breast cancer awareness; you could make a side-step card, an easel card, a card with a pop-up element...use your creativity!  Link your project at Cut It Up challenges.  See you there!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pretty in Pink Layout

Working my way through 2006 and my really old stash.  For this LO I used QuicKutz "Tangerine" font for the initial, Lelly Panacci alpha stickers, and Making Memories "Cosmopolitan" paper collection.  I can't believe how adorable my girls were...I can say that, right?  Here is the right-hand page:
Here is the layout side-by-side:
Fun stuff...these sweet faces are keeping me motivated to catch up.  And using up some really old stash is gratifying too!

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Country Colors challenge at Cut It Up!


 Reminder post:  at Cut It Up we have a color scheme challenge!  We are looking for cards, layouts, or projects using the colors of a country you have visited or would like to visit.  I would love to visit every state in the United States!
If you are a blog follower, you may know that I am diligently working on getting my scrapbook of my girls caught up.  Here is July 2006!


 Here are both pages together:

Enter your color scheme project...remember to also use a die cut somewhere on your creation...and you could win a $10 gift card to Kadoodle Bug Designs:

I am anxious to see your take on this challenge.  Link up at Cut It Up.  You have until September 17th to play along.  I hope you win!

Happy Friday!