Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cardabilities DT Reveal Sketch #34

Hi ya friends,
It's the end of June & the end of my time with Cardabilities :( Today is my last reveal as part of the DT. It's been awesome to work with all the talented designers over the past year & with Cardabilities sketches.
Here's Sketch #34
 Here's my card:
 This stamp is MFT Pure Innocence Pucker Up- isn't she adorable :) Although she looks like business is slow & she's got lemonade to sell! She's colored with Copics. Her lemonade got a bit of Yellow Stickles to give it some kick.
Here's a closer peek:

I also used the MFT banner die for the banner. Pretty simple card :)

I hope you can join us on Sketch #34 & if you do, you could be in the running for a generous prize pack from our Sponsor ---> Robyn's Fetish!

Be sure you Linky your card creation by the 14th!

Thanks so much for peeking
Gotta Go!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ABC Challenge: X is for...

Xing (crossing) Ribbons!

Hi again friends,
We've got a brand new challenge for ya at ABC Challenges. This week we want to see you cross ribbons.  That could be quite simple or a little more complicated. Guess which one I chose???  ;)
Here's my card:
 I crossed ribbons to create the look of a garden trellis. That wasn't hard to do at all. I just added adhesive to the back edges of my cardstock, cut strips of ribbon, lay them across the cs, & secured them in the back. I used one of my all-time fav stamp sets (now retired) called Wild Rose (SU) along with the matching DP. These are way old, but I still luuuv them :) The GORGEOUS die cut of the leaves with flourishes is a Heartfelt Creation die from the Bella Rose collection. (I am in love with this die!) The sentiment is stamped on a Spellbinder's Ribbon Banners Die.
Here's a closer peek:
The rose centers got a bit of Stickles & a pearl. Of course, I added my obligatory Viva pen work all over it :) (Thanks, Sankari- you've created a monster ;)  Hee!

Head over to the ABC Blog to check out the creative ways my teamies have crossed ribbons and be sure to Linky your crafty creations by Monday night. Oh, the letter X is brought to you by our friends at One Stop Card Crafts and they're offering this fabbie gift voucher to our lucky winner!
For my card, I used this week's sketch at The Sweetest Thing- SSSC123.

Thanks so much for peeking!
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D2D: Tropical Summer Hibiscus

Hi friends,
I'm here to remind you about the Progressive Challenge at Designed 2 Delight. If you played along last week you got this week's awesome images called Tropical Summer Hibiscus in your mailbox. Here's a little card  I created with it:
I printed out 6 Hibiscus flowers, colored them with Copics, & cut them out to create a Lei. I added a few sprinklings of my Viva Decor pen to the middles of the flowers.

You can find all the deets to the progressive challenge at the D2D blog.
Thanks for peeking!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Backpack GYPSY File

Hi ya friends,
One of the biggest requests I get is for this backpack I created on my GYPSY:

Well, I finally learned how to share GYPSY files so I am making it available for all of you that have requested it! But, not only that... I have TWO versions for ya! The first and original version is of the backpack you see above. It measures 6 1/2" Wide, by 3 1/4" Depth, by 7 1/2" Height.

Version 2 is BIGGER maximizing the space of your 12 x 24 paper- you're using every inch of it! BUT, there is one thing you MUST remember with this version. When you go to score it to assemble, DO NOT fold the bottom edge flap where guided to by the tic marks! You'll need to score it at 1/4" from the edge or a tiny bit less. But that's the only thing you'll need to do, everything else will follow the tic marks.Version 2 measures 7 1/2" Wide, by 3 3/4" Depth, by 7 1/2" Height. It is more of a square shape. The flap & the additional cut pieces are larger to accommodate the increased size.

The Deets:
You'll need:
12 x 24" cutting mat
12 x 24" Paper (only for backpack)
scraps or (2) 12 x 12 sheets of cardstock ( for flap & apples)
You'll also need the following carts:
Once Upon a Princess (backpack)
Home D├ęcor (Flap)
Create a Critter (apple)

The project is on 2 layers. The 1st layer is the backpack and the 2nd layer is the flap & apple.

I would LUUUUV your feedback since this is my first time doing this & I'm not sure if I've done it correctly. So if you download it & give it a go, would you please let me know if it worked for you or if there's a problem, what that is too. Remember this is my FIRST time doing this so I'm learning as I go. Feel free to email me or post a comment with your feedback & suggestions. If this works, I would be happy to share future cut files of projects I create! Yay!

So you've got your homework---> get cuttin'!

Karli's Backpack (original)

Karli's Backpack (Version 2)

You can find the original post of this project ---> Here.

Thanks for peeking and for your requests!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sandy Smiles Summer Mini Album

Hi friends,
Today I have a summer mini-album to share with ya. Now, I know what you're thinking, Wow! That Karli has it together! She's already created a book for summer pics! Well.... yes and no. I actually got this album kit last spring from Paisleys & Polka Dots and have been working on it on & off all year---> Ha! Ha! Well, I didn't finish it last year in time for last summer's pics, but the timing was perfect for this summer's pics!
So how 'bout I give you a few peeks:

Here's the cover:
 The title reads, "Sandy Smiles & Summer Snapshots"   The bucket has sand on it :)

Here are the first two pages. There's a mini page tucked in there.

Here's the other side of the mini page:

Here are the next couple of pages:

The next two pages, which also have a mini page tucked in there.

Here's the other side of the mini page:

And the back cover:
You know mini-albums are my most fav ways to scrapbook and even though this is a mini-album, it's not tiny coming in at about an 8" x 8" size. There's room for several pics and journaling as well. I think these books truly reflect my "more is more" design philosophy! I have a few more unfinished projects that I hope to get done this year... in time for next year! :) Hee Hee!
Happy Monday to ya!

Thanks for peeking!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blog Hop PTI- June

Hello there friends,
Today I'm jumpin' in at:
This month the challenge is this inspiration pic:
I initially passed on this, cuz for some reason inspiration pics don't quite inspire me for some reason, but then I received my last PTI order & had to play with the onesie die :) Since I was playing with my new PTI toys, why not join the challenge!
Here's my card:
I love making new moms "thank you" cards set as part of their baby shower gift. I thought this die would make cranking those out much faster. I embossed the onesie with a folder from the Once Upon a Princess CB EF set. I took inspiration from the insect hangers for that. For the wall of colors, I simply used PTI buttons as a trail from one butterfly to the other. I added a bit of twine for antennae. I think this would be a CAS card for me!
Here's a closer peek:
Hope you like my take on the inspiration pic.

My card will be playing along in the following challenges:

Secret Crafter: Embossing
Alphabet Challenge: H- Half Dozen ( 6 of the same thing) ---> buttons
Sew Many Cards: Dry Embossing
Embellish Magazine: Rainbow Color Trend

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek!
Gotta Go!

All supplies used are PTI unless otherwise specified.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Onesie Bouquet

Hi ya friends,
I have a baby onesie bouquet to share with you. I saw them on Lauren Meader's blog ages ago & ever since then, anytime I go to a baby shower I have to bring one! They're so cute & super easy!
Here it is:
 Inside the paint can are rolled onesies that make up the "roses" and also some travel size baby care products.
 Among the onesies I scattered some rolled roses (MFT), & some Prima roses.

 These are from the Tim Holtz mini-Rosettes die. They spell out "Baby Girl."

 A peek from above

Here's the card that's going with it:
 A closer peek:
I created this card using left over papers (Lush- MME) from the bouquet & gift bag I embellished. I used this week's Mojo Sketch for it :) The Damask paper is flocked so it begs to be touched :)

Thanks so much for peeking!
Gotta Go!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blue Mystique Orchids

Hi friends,
I wanted to share some beauties I got for my birthday.
These are Blue Mystique Orchids:

Yes, these are real---> Real gorgeous!!! They are not hybrids, but rather color enhanced to make these beautiful blue ones.

Here are a few closer peeks at it:

I love orchids and for some reason, they love me back cuz they're the only kind of flower  I don't kill ;0
Once all the flowers are gone, I will move it outside in front of my kitchen window to join my other pretties.

Just a little something to share :) I have a crafty project for ya tomorrow!
Gotta Go!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Creative Card Crew Challenge: Asian Flair

Hi ya friends,
Welcome to a brand new challenge at Creative Card Crew! This week we challenge you to create something with an Asian Flair (Patti L, this one's calling your name! Hee! Hee!)
Here's my card:
 This is Chinese Tilda. She's colored with Copics. I thought that I would color her Kimono with a black Sakura glaze pen so it would have that look of silky shine. That dark black kinda washed out her hair a bit- so we'll just call her Nai Nai---> grandmother :)

Here's a closer peek at that:
I added some gold accents to her Kimono and parasol. The rest got some touches of my gold & red Viva Decor pen. Finally, I embellished it simply with some gold buttons & some rolled roses. This was one of my absolute fav Tilda collections (Bon Voyage) & I'm so tickled to have gotten to get this girl inked up!
Our sponsor this week is the fab Bunny Zoe's Crafts who carries loads of Magnolias & other fabbie things to tickle your fancy!
Be sure to linky your Asian creation by Monday night to the Creative Card Crew blog & check out the amazing work of the DT.

My card will be playing along in the following challenges:
The Sweet Stop- Sketch SS113
Magnolia Stamp Lovers -buttons
Mark's Finest Papers: Buttons
Just Add Ink: Colouring
Hooked on Crafts -Anything Goes

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

The 411
Stamps: Chinese Tilda- Magnolia
Ink: Memento Black, Colorbox black
Paper: Far East Stck- DCWV, Jovial- BasicGrey, black, red cs- Bazzill
Tools: Cricut Wild Card Cart (card base), Rolled Roses- MFT Dinamics
Other: Viva Decor Paper pens- red, gold, buttons, Stickles, Signo white & gold gel pens

Friday, June 17, 2011

School's out, Picnic's IN!

Hi friends,
Today, I'm sharing the gift my little one will give his teacher for a year's worth, of patience, hard work, patience, dedication, and patience. Did I mention how patient she is???  ;)
I decided that the theme of this gift is that summer vacation is here & one fun thing to do while enjoying those summer activities & events is having a picnic. So I created a picnic basket filled with some picnic necesities.
Here's the basket:

and all the basket goodies:

Inside the basket are 3 gift card holders (made with the Sizzix gift card die---> so luuuv this die!)

 And here's what's inside:
 A Barnes & Noble Gift card (feel free to read the inscriptions)

A Subway gift card:

And a Starbucks gift card

Here's a peek at the card:
It's very simple cuz I ran out of steam!

The picnic basket is a My Timeless Template from Lauren Meader for PTI. I used the largest size for my basket. I used shimmer cardstock for the base so it's sturdy & shimmery :) The pattern papers are so dreamy. Love the colors! It's from the Lemon Flowers Stack by DCWV. The stamp is PTI as is the embossing plate used on the card front (In Bloom).

Sorry for the crudy pics, but my camera batteries were recharging & I had to use an old one. Plus my OTT light decided to die too :(   Ugh :(

Thanks so much for peeking!
Gotta Go!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ABC Challenge: W is for...


Hi friends,
It's time for a brand new challenge at ABC Challenge! This week we are challenging you to create something with a wedding theme. You know if wedding's the name cake is my game!
Here's the box closed:

Here comes the cake!

I love making these cake boxes using the sizzix pop up cake die! I used real pearls & my viva decor pearl pen all over it. Then I draped it with some Prima roses from YMH. It's ready to receive a gift card or two & a heartfelt sentiment.
Our sponsor this week are our friends at Sugar Nellie who are offering a tasty prize to one lucky player. Please stop by the ABC Challenge blog to peek at the rest of the DT creations. you can find more deets about making cake boxes on a previous post---> Here.

Thanks so much for peeking!
Gotta Go!
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