Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Celebration to You!

Happy Celebration to you! This card was created using many wonderful products. The digital star background paper is from Adorable Digital Design and the red and white strip digital paper is from the Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons CD-ROM.
To add depth I added glitter, ribbon, a button and clear glaze. The digital image was colored with Copics. The digital image was created by Learning-Years, coloring pages. You can download your free image here. Join Polkadoodles red, white and blue challenge here to win a prize!

Challenges I participated in: Catch The Bug - Red, White & Blue + Add a Ribbon,  Colour Me Creative Copic's Challenge - must use copics, Marks Finest Papers -#61 Make It Sparkle,  My Sheri Crafts - Independence Day, Fairy Tale - America.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Just Because

Emma over at Polkadoodle's decided the challenge this week is "All of a flutter - use pretty things with wings." I created a cute notepad holder using elements from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD-ROM from Polkadoodles.
Front view of the note pad. Did you notice the raised flowers?  I used a product called Liquid Applique in white and pink. You can go here to learn more about this Liquid Applique which I have posted previously here.  
Inside view of the note pad. This makes a very simple and sweet gift for a friend or co-worker. Start with solid cardstock measuring 5 1/4 x 7 3/4. Score on the long side (7 3/4) at 3 3/4 & 4 inches.  Adhere sticky pad. 

Challenges I participated in: Delightful Challenges - Anything goes, Southern Girls - Anything goes. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Life is a Matter of Moments

I got this idea from Sandi MacIver's instructions. I love the SU Elements of Style stamp set for this creation. I did choose different colors than her original creations. I think this layout would work for all color choices. The stamped image was water colored. I love how the Top Note die works so well with the new Decorated Label punch. The punch fits perfectly in the center of the Top Note die. Are you impressed with this shabby chic card? Challenges I participated in: Make it colorful - Colour with Blue, Come and Get It Challenges - Green, Brown and Blue, Kaboodle Doodles - Flowers as main focus, Make it Monday - Anything Goes. 

You can click here to access the instructions.

Friday, June 10, 2011


This week's Polkadoodle challenge is to make something for your dad or another man in your life. Today, I want to share a card I design using the Not for Girls CD-ROM from Polkadoodles.

I choose to work with the scooter collection. The digital background paper was printed out and then ran through an argyle embossing folder.
Then I printed the other layers out three times and layered them with 3-d tape. Next, I added two antique brads which gives the card a masculine appearance. You could create a girls card by simply putting rhinestones or pearls in place of the antique brads. You have a super scooter weekend!
Challenges I participated in:
Do You Stack Up? - Birthday, Paper Shelter Challenge - Celebrate.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Craft Tip #11: Baker's Twine

During a search I came across this title “Make Your Own Baker’s Twine”…yes, I thought, how! How could I use this in my card making? All the beautiful colors.
Just some basic supplies and you too can make your own. Would this be something you would do? Please leave a comment......Click here to view a video on how to make your own baker's twine.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Paper Bag Lanterns

Aren’t these pretty? I love all the different colors and they would make a simple centerpiece or would look great hanging in garland fashion across the tree limb, eve of the porch or anywhere.
With the end of school, beginning of summer, graduations and 4th of July on the horizon as well, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate and have a party. Inserting a flameless candle or tealight inside would give it a natural glow at night. Click here to see how to make these paper bag lanterns.

For my crafting friends; How about stamping all over a plain white or brown bag with stamps, sticks, ribbon? Now you have one more decoration to add to your list.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Frolicking Frog Whiper Card

Is it Friday already?! Time for another Polkadoodle challenge! The blog hop from last week is still running, so if you've not yet entered then you've got until 12noon GMT on Sunday to enter! Plenty of prizes to be won along the way - click here to get started!

This week's Polkadoodle challenge is to make something with a Secret - either a hidden message or image. I have a wiper card to share with you.

I created this Wiper Card using papers from the One Lumper Two collections from Polkadoodles
Sugar Birdies Collectors Edition CD and SU Frolicking Frogs set. I colored the stamped image with Copic Markers.

Click here to access the directions to make a fun Wiper Card.

To play along in this week's Polkadoodles 'Secret' challenge simply make a project and post it to your blog or another on-line gallery and link it to the Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Prizes are waiting to be won!

Challenges I participated in: Stampavie and More - more than one fold, Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes.


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