Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Happy Easter

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  For this challenge, we would like to see you use a sentiment for Easter or Spring.
We are sponsored by Prairie Fairy .
For my card, I used the sketch from Graphicat Sketches. 
Card Details:
Image:  Just Ducky from Prairie Fairy
Sketch: Graphicat Sketches
Spellbinders lacy circle and fancy tag dies
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, BG70, BG72, BG75, YR09, YR18, YR04, R81, R83, R85, YR31, Y20, BG00, E40, E41, W0, W1, W3
Sentiment: Netty's Stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Graphicat:  Sketch
365 Cards:  Use word Happy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Get Well Card

Today's card is a get well card for my brother in-law.  He is in the hospital so I thought Stella could cheer him up.  Teehee!
 Inside of card:
Card Details:
Image: Stella Nurse ICU from Bugaboo Stamps
Bandaid:  Everyday Paper Doll Cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Syringe:  Everyday Paper Doll cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Martha Stewart border punch
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, e40, e41, R24, R27, BG000, BG01, C1, C3, c5, W0, W1, W3
Get Well Soon:  acrylic stamp
Entered in following challenges:
Bearly Mine:  Anything Goes
Paper Playtime:  Sentiment Stamps


Sashay Scarf

Last fall I decided to learn to knit.
 I went to a fall craft/art show and saw these frilly scarves in several booths.  The prices ranged from $12-$20 dollars for a scarf.  While in Michaels, I noticed they had the skeins on sale for $4 each. Naturally, I decided to make my own. I watched this youtube video to learn to knit the sashay scarf. 
It was so easy!  In fact, it was so super easy that I have now made 18 scarves.  I gave them out as Christmas gifts and then again at Valentines day for the Crafty Pay It Forward. (I have chosen 12 college students to recieve homemade items from me throughout the year).   I now just have one skein of this yarn left and can't find anymore in our local stores.  Guess I will have to learn to knit other items.  Maybe it will be hats next.  I threatened my brother that I may make him and his family matching Christmas sweaters.  Teehee!  I am sure I am nowhere near ready to make sweaters so they would definitely win the ugly Christmas sweater contests.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today's card is a birthday card for my grandma.  She will be celebrating her 93rd birthday this week.
I used the sketch and an image from Sassy Cheryl's for this one.
Card Details:
Image: Artificial Flower Girl from Sassy Cheryl's
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's challenge blog
copics:  E00, E11, E21, W0, W1, W3, e40, RV000, RV00, RV14, G40, G82, E99, YR24, YR20, YR31, Y00, Y11
Martha Stewart branch punch
Spellbinders label die
Happy birthday rubber stamp
Entered in following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl:  use sketch
Sentimental Sunday:  Flowers, flowers and more flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts:  Flowery delight
Sweet Stamping:  Mother's Day or for a Special Lady (My grandma)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Girl On Fire

Today's card is a birthday card for a lovely young lady who is turning 13.  She love the Hunger Games books so I couldn't resist using Katniss, Girl on Fire, from Sassy Studio Designs
I wanted her dress to look like it was on fire, just like in the book and the movie.  I colored it in reds, oranges and yellows and then painted the entire dress with extreme glitter paint.  I added some stickles too for a little extra glitter.  I hope all the glitter is evident in the picture.
The bow and arrow are from the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge.  The bow looks a little like a scrolly letter B which is just perfect since the young lady's name who is celebrating her birthday begins with B.
I love the pattern paper for this project.  I have had it for years and never really liked it but it is perfect for this card.  The orange paper actually looks a little like fire.
Inside of card:

Project Details:
Image:  Katniss, Girl on Fire from Sassy Studio Designs
Bow and arrow:  Sweethearts Cricut cartridge cut at 1.75 and 2 inches
Spellbinders scalloped circle and circle dies
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E35, e27, E25, YR24, E51, E29, E53, E97, W1, W3, R27, R24, Y21, YR18, YR65, Y23
Entered in following challenges:
Dare To Be Sassy Thursday:  Use real or faux stitching
Joanna Sheen Challenge:  Layer it Up
CMC Copic challenge: Girly and feminine (orange and yellow may not be typical "girly" colors but Katniss is very feminine and maybe even a feminist
My Time to Craft:  Song or Film Inspired (Hunger Games)

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Carrot Cruiser

I had another snow day today so I cleaned my craft room and then messed it up again making this Easter card.  We didn't get as much snow as was predicted but more is on the way Sunday night.  Even though my son loves an occassional snow day off from school, three in a row would be too much!
Card Details:
Image:  Carrot Cruiser from  Sherri Baldy's Besties
Spellbinders scalloped circle dies
Sentiment:  Netty's Stamps
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E99, YR24, YR20, BG000, BG01, BG05, YR09, YR24, YR18, G40, G82, R00, R11, R29, R02
Entered in following challenges:
Besties:  Use a Bestie image and two shades of blue
Totally Paper Crafts: Hope For Spring
Our Daily Bread: Easter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tardis Birthday Card

Yesterday, my oldest son celebrated his birthday. 
He is a big Dr. Who fan so I decided to make him the Tardis for his card. 
I created the basic card shape using the george Cricut cartridge and the Cricut Craft Room design software.  Once that was done, I found pictures online to use for the sign on the door and the Police Box tag on the top.  The rest of the card is just layered and inked squares and rectangles.  I did have a bit of a challenge for the light on top but I ended up using one of the 7 Dwarfs lanterns for the happily Ever After Cricut cartridge.

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Entered in following challenges:
Craft-room challenge:  Something for a man
Tuesday Throwdown:  Monochromatic

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Love and Bugs

Today starts a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenges.  All you need to do is make a card following the sketch provided.
We are sponsored by Melonheadz and Lily of the Valley.
Card Details:
Image:  Melonheadz
Copics:  G40, BV000, BV01, R20
Spellbinders scalloped circle die

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Entered in following challenges:
Created with Love challenges:  Things that fly
Cutie Pie Challenge:  Pretty Pastels
House of Gilli:  Anything goes pastels
Melonheadz: for a child

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pearls, Swirls and Lace

Today's project is an Easter card.  I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Kreative Stemplefreunde or Creative Stamp Friends
The challenge is to create a card/project using pearls, lace and swirls as embellishments.
I just love this sweet Tilda with her Easter bunny and couldn't resist making an Easter card.
Card Details:
Image:  Magnolia Stamps
Sentiment:  Stampin Up
Swirl:  Sizzix die
Frame:  Spellbinders die
Card Shape:  Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5.5 inches
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E50, e53, E49, E33, BV000, BV01 W0. W1
Entered in following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time:  Make it Girly
Penny Black:  Pink, Pearly and Swirly
Sentimental Sundays:  Lace and Pearls
 Di's Digis Challenge:  Lace and Pearls

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

From Our House to Yours

Happy Valentines Day!
We start a new challenge today at Aud Sentiments.  For this challenge we would like to see the sentiment on the inside of your card.
We are sponsored this time by the very talented Rick St. Dennis who generously gave each dt member an image to use from his shop.
Since I am done with all of my Valentines day projects, I figured it was a good opportunity to get another Christmas card done.  I just love this outhouse all decorated for the holidays. 

I hope you join us in the challenge.  Don't forget to link up your card showing us the inside sentiment for your chance to win some of Rick's gorgeous images

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine Treat Boxes

 These are the Valentine treat boxes I made for my daycare kids.
I found the boxes at Walmart in the Christmas section clearance a few days after Christmas.
They were a steal and make great valentine containers
Project Details:
Bee:  Paisley Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches
Bee Mine Sentiment:  Dollar stamp from Michaels
Frog:  Pisley Cricut cartridge cut at 4 inches

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love You

Are you tired of Valentines yet?  I'm not!  Today's valentine is for another sister in law.  I used a Bestie from Sherri Baldy for this one.  I decided to give the card a shabby chic look.  It's not my typical style so it was a little bit of a challenge for me.
Card Details:
Image:  Luv U from Sherri Baldy
Frame:  A Child's Year Cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Butterflies:  Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge cut at .75 and 1 inch
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Sentiment:  Netty's stamps
Antique linen distress ink
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E39, YR24, YR31, B000B00, BG000, BG01, W0, w1, C1, C3, E41, E40, G40, G21, RV34, RV32, RV00, R20, R22, RV10

Entered in following challenges:
Besties Challenge:  Use a Bestie image and pink

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Alien Valentine

I made this Valentine for my nephew.  The inside sentiment reads:
"I Hope Your Valentines Day Is Out Of This World"
I couldn't resist using the red gems for lights on the space ship.  The antennae on the alien are small sparkly pom poms I had in my stash
Card Details:
Space Craft Card Shape:  Life's A Party Cricut cartridge cut at 5 inches
Alien face:  Happy Fall faces from Peachy Keen Stamps

Entered in following Challenges:
CAS on Sunday:  Be Mine Valentine
Crafting When We Can: Card for boys
Peachy Keen Stamps: Anything Goes

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Precious Momemts Valentine

I found this image online when I did a search for free Precious Moments coloring pages.  Isn't he adorable?  This makes the perfect valentines day card for my sister in law who collects precious moments figurines.  I decided to keep the coloring very light and soft just like the figurines.
Card Details:
Image:  Precious Moments free coloring page
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, E40, E41, B41, B000, BG000, R81, E30,YR02, YR23, YR20, YR31, YR00, #43, W1, W0
Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Sentiment: Netty's Stamps
Entered in following challenges:
Celebrate the Occassion:  Valentine card with ribbon
Crazy Amigo Challenge: Valentine with hearts
Artistic Inspirations:  Embossing/anything goes

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sisterly Love Valentine


Today's card is the valentine I made for my sister.  Ha!  Hope she likes it!
Card Details:
Image:  Sassy Cheryl stamps
Spellbinders scalloped hearts dies
Copics:  E00, E11, E21, B91, B93, B95, B97, W0, W1, W3, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R24, r37, R46, R59, E40, E41, e31, e33, e35, E97, e99, E29, E39, YR20, E53, R20
Sketch:  Sunday Sketch and Stamp
Love sentiment:  rubber stamp
Sisterly and inside sentiment: computer generated
Entered in following challenges:
 Inky Impressions:  All about Love
Paper Pretties:  Valentines

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Great Day Birthday Card


Today's card is a birthday card for a friend.  I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash.  I really liked how the card looks with the simple design and without lots of added embellishments so I kept it simple.    Part of the challenge at sketch and stash is to use something neglected from your stash of supplies.  I am embarrassed to say that I have had this paper for several years.  I even bought it on clearance so it is pretty old paper but I love the green and coral together.  The image is from Sassy Chery.
Card Details:
Image: from Sassy Cheryl
Sketch:  Sketch and Stash
Copics:  E00, E11, e21, E40, E41, E43, E33, E35, E37, R20, R22, R24, R29, R46, W0, W1, W3, G21, G40, G82, Y21, Y00, Y24, YR20, YR31, YR24, E99
Sentiment stamp:  rubber stamp
Entered in following challenges:
Sketch and stash:  sketch
Lady Anne's Challenge:  Anything goes

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hugs and Kisses

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenges.  The theme for this one is Hugs and Kisses.  Just in time for all of those Valentines Day cards.
We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish.  One lucky winner will receive a prize from her shop.
The image I used from Robyn's Fetish is a pretty simple one so I kept the design of the card simple as well.  However, I couldn't resist adding some flowers, bling and a sentiment as embellishments.
Card Details:
Image: Robyn's Fetish
Martha Stewart loopy border and corner punch
Spellbinders scalloped circle die
Sentiment:  Netty's Cards
Copics:  G05, G07, G14, E40, E41, R24, R27, R37
Corner leaf:  Storybook Cricut cartridge
Entered in following challenges:
Created with Love: Valentines
Paper Makeup Stamps:  Black, Red, White
Pause, Dream, Enjoy:  Mainly red

Monday, February 4, 2013


Here is another valentine.  This one I made for my niece.  I am sure she will love all the girly pinkness of the card.
Card Details:
Image:  Valentina from Sherri Baldy's Besties
Copics:  Eoo, E21, E11, E40, E41, W0, W1, W3, BG000, BG02, RV34, RV32, E53. E29, E37, B00, R20
Lace Heart:  Quickkuts dies

Entered in following challenges:
Besties Challenge:  Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge: Hearts and flowers
Dream Valley:  Valentines
Glitter and Sparkle: Valentine
My Time to Craft:  Love is in the Air
Card Making Mamas: Love
Simply Create: Valentines
Sweet N Sassy:  Valentines

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine Candy Bars

Last month Facebook was swamped with posts about Creative Pay It Forward for 2013.  The premise was that someone would post on their blog that in 2013 they would make something homemade for the first 5 people to make a comment on their post. Those 5 people then would in turn make something as well.  I decided to give this a try but in my own way.
So here goes....Julie's Creative Pay It Forward
I decided that instead of making something for the first 5 people to respond to my post, I would choose  people who I felt could use a pick me up through out the year.  Who needs a little homemade love more than college students so I chose 10 (it is now 12 students: 5 guys and 7 girls).
These candy bars are actually the second project I have made for them.  The first was bags of snacks with some spending money for a group of 6 students who attended the March For Life in Washington DC in January.
These candy bars are Valentine treats but I sent them early since a few of the students are Catholic and lent starts before Valentines Day this year.  I was afraid one of them would give up chocolate for lent and then they would have to be tempted by a rather large candy bar for 6 weeks.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are always a challenge for me.  I needed two of them this week and of course, didn't have any in my stash.  It would be so much easier to have them already made becasue it is rather difficult to feel creative when you are missing someone.
Card Details:
Image and sentiment from Birds Cards
Copics:  E40, E41, G21, G40
Spellbinders lacy square die
Spellbinders butterfly die

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