Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Happy As Happy Gets

UPDATE 3/29/13: I was selected as the "Random Challenge Winner" with this card. Couldn't be more excited and I also received an awesome mystery prize package as a reward.  Very cool!

Over the weekend, Scrapmaster's Paradise hosted an online crop.  Unfortunately, I couldn't dedicate the entire weekend to crafting but I did manage to get one or two cards created. Also, thanks to an extended deadline on the challenges and my husband's last-minute hockey invite, I had time to create an entry last night using Kelli's color combo. Check out Kelli's blog here - she has such creative ideas and awesome cards. Her work really inspired me to get into stamping.

By incorporating twine into my project, this card could also double up for the weekly twine challenge taking place at Scrapmaster's Paradise.  It's like getting two for the price of one.  I could also put the prize to really good use - who wouldn't want to win a $25 gift certificate to the SP & Company Store!

The supplies from SP & Company's February kit club matched the color combo perfectly. The paper is Echo Park's 6x6 paper pad Sweet Girl collection and the sentiment from the Sunshine Emma stamp set is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The card is embellished with twine in bumblebee yellow and lollipop pink.

If you received this card, would it make your day "...as happy as happy gets!"? Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunshiney Smiles

I recently joined the SP & Company Monthly Kit Club, and here is a card using my first kit - the Sunshine Emma stamp set.  A good friend of mine has been through a rough patch and I thought it would be nice to send some sunshiney smiles her way... what better way than Sunshine Emma!!

SP & Company has been a fabulous company!  When I first received my kit, I had received a defective stamp set -- a rare occurrence -- but the customer service was fantastic!  I emailed Samantha, the owner, who responded immediately and I had my replacement set in two days.  It was such a smooth process and my new Sunshine Emma works great!  Thank you so much!!

It's a Bear Thing

I made my first attempt this weekend at welding two shapes together to create a card base.  A friend asked if I could make a card in the shape of a bear for a colleague at work.  I fiddled around in the Cricut Craft Room and voila... not too shabby!

The bear is from Create-a-Critter, and the bow is a layer from the hedgehog on the same cartridge.  I used SP & Company's Stitchery Doo Banners stamp set for the sash and handprinted the name to personalize the card. I used Gina K Designs pure luxury cardstock in warm cocoa again and kraft paper, with black cardstock for the shadow.

A Boy or Girl? Wait and See!

In about three months, I will be an Auntie!!  My sister and brother-in-law are expecting their first child and have decided to wait until the birth to know if it will be a boy or a girl.  I can't wait!

They decided on a giraffe theme for the nursery, so for the baby shower invitations, I wanted to do the same.  The invitations turned out pretty cute, I think.  It was my very first project trying out my Copic markers.


Ears & Nose: E41, Y21
Face: Y21, Y23
Body: Y21, Y23, E34
Mane: E39, E34
Eyes: E39

I added diamond stickles to the tip of the horns to add a touch of sparkle and white gel pen stitch marks to frame out the yellow layer. The baby giraffe stamp and sentiment are by Stampendous.  I used Gina K Designs pure luxury heavyweight cardstock in warm cocoa, sweet corn, and white; the layer of white textured cardstock is embossed with a giraffe print.

Across from the event information, I added a cute saying about signing a book in lieu of a card so we can begin a library of childhood classics.

I'm really happy with the way they turnout out.  Perfect for a boy or a girl... now we all just have to wait and see...