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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birdbrain "Looking Good"

This adorable Birdbrain image is one of Faith's great images at "From the Heart Stamps".

I used my Prismacolor Premiere pencils to color coordinate with my paper "Happy Times" from CTMH.   This paper was a monthly special.

The gold foil washi tape is also a CTMH product, the gold sequins I had laying around.

The pierced circle die is Cottage Cutz, and the scallop circle is Spell binders.

Simple card to make,  the sketch is Viva La Verve August Sketch 1.   

Till next time,

Happy Cratin!



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fussy cutting Digital Stamps with your Cricut Explore

Hi everyone,

I used one of my favorite stamps I purchased at "From the Heart Stamps", Pigwit Cold Suds.   I used the Hinge Method (explained below) to fussy cut him and the mug of beer for a more 3 dimensional look.  You can't tell by the photo, but I isolated the mug of beer and cut that individually.  I did have the white too large so I had to fussy cut anyway.


If anyone has done this with a Silouhette Cameo and Pixscan, I would love to know how easy it is.  Looking at videos, it seems like all you have to do is take a picture of your image and it creates a shape for you, but I don't have a Cameo to test it.  I simply can't justify purchasing one now, just to fussy cut my stamps.   Maybe if there are some new and amazing features with the Silhouette Cameo 3, I might add the machine to my collection.

The "Hinge Method"  is a great technique shared by Kay on her blog "Clever Someday".  She has complete instructions and  a video showing exactly how to accomplish this.  Be sure to stop by her blog,  she has some great tips and videos on doing all sorts of things with your Cricut Explore.

First things first, we need an electronic die cut to match your stamp image.  I used Scal4 to create mine, using the  trace image feature.  There are a few steps to this procedure, here is just one video that may help.  The Effects, shadow layer feature allows you to create, just what it says, shadow layers.  Here are the layers in my svg file when I am finished, the default for a shadow layer is .10, which can be adjusted, or you can make as many layers as you want.


Once you have created your die cut with the stamped image,  upload it to Design Space,  you will have the 3 layers as shown above.  Now the tricky part, you need to figure out exactly what size your stamped image is.  I started with the Design Space file first,  I sized my grouped image to fit my card.  Then I ungrouped it and measured the stamped image (top layer) to get exact dimensions.

With this measurement I opened my high quality png into Pages (my choice for printing stamps).  I inserted an unfilled rectangle and made it the exact measurements of the image in DS.  I made the stamp image fit within this rectangle. Here is what it looks like, the blue line around the image is the actual size of the stamped image, so using this to measure will make the image too small, that's why the rectangle must be used.



If your shadow layer isn't too small, a tenth of an inch probably won't cause a problem.  So now when I print my image and color it, and use the hinge method to cut it out, it looks like I had a die to go with the stamp.  I know the instructions are confusing, but it takes quite a few steps to make it work.  If I ever come up with a simpler method I will be happy to share it.

Maybe I will ask Kay over at "Clever Someday" to give this a try and see if she can figure out a simpler way to do this.

Please post any questions if you would like more information.

Challenges:
I {heart} sketches #161

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!









Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Don't Worry, Bee Happy

Today's card features "Birdbrain", available at "From the Heart Stamps".  This stamp is free to try here!


Challenges:
Delightful Monthly Challenge #12 - anything goes using stamp image

Supplies:
Paper - CTMH Fundamentals in Pear, Canary Yellow and Paper Studios
Designer paper - CTMH
Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Thanks for stopping by.  Till next time.

Happy Craftin!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

One More Candle

Today's card features "Stella" from Bugaboo Stamps.  If you like making humorous cards, this is the stamp shop for you.  


My inspiration was the My Favorite Things Challenges:
MFTC294 - Sketch
MFTCC51 - Color

Supplies:
Paper - Paper Studios, Graphic 45
Embellishments - Recollections enamel dots
Tickles - yellow
Gelly Roll - white, and glittered black
Prismacolors Premier Pencils

Thanks for stopping by.  Till next time.

Happy Craftin!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Plaids & Polka Dots

Here is a simple little card I made using "Frog & Frozen" image available at "From the Heart Stamps".

I fussy cut the image and attached it with pop dots.

Supplies:

Card stock - Paper Studios (plaid) and American Crafts
Washi Tape - CTMH
Embellishment - Lollydoodle Accents from CTMH

Challenges:
My Favorite Things - Sketch Challenge 292

Till next time

Happy Craftin!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Penguin Christmas

This cute image is from Bugaboo stamps, "Poppi Xmas Snowballs".


He was a perfect image for the paper pack"Winter Time" by Bella Road.  I picked this up at Tuesday Morning.  They have some really great deals occasionally on paper.

I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and added some highlights with a white gel pen and some glittery sheen to the snow with Clear Stickles.

I distressed the edge of the tag.  My strips are actually some border stickers that were included in the pack.

Challenges:

Catch the Bug - July Recipe Challenge - 3 strips of paper, distressed edges and a tag
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #459

Till next time,


Happy Craftin!



Friday, August 5, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #459

Here is my card for the challenge this week.  I wanted to try out Anna's Toner paint to see how it would work.




First I cut out the top layer of this image and applied a thick layer of the toner paint.


I carefully cut the leaves off the flower so I could use a different color foil.

Then I ran the pieces through my Minc to apply the foil.

After I applied the foil,  I realized, I had painted the textured side of the card stock.  There are tiny little spots the foil didn't adhere to, because of the texture.

Anna's toner paint does a great job, I was really impressed.   I don't know if she sells it separately, I got mine when I ordered Anna's Minc bundle from HSN.

Next I would love to see a stamp pad with toner ink.  I tried the sticky embossing powder, but I couldn't seem to get that to work at all.

I stamped my sentiment in pigment ink and added embossing powder to it to darken the color so it would pop.

Supplies:

KaiserCraft:  Cottage Rose
CTMH pigment ink pad - Pixie
Recollections clear embossing powder
Recollections pale green pearls ($1 bin)
American Craft paper

Challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #459
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Celebrate

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I {heart} Sketch 160

It's time for another sketch with "From the Heart" stamps, only 2 a month right now.  Everyone is getting their kids ready for school.  I can't believe the summer is almost over.  At least for the kids anyway, we still  have 2 months of extremely HOT weather.



Challenge:  I {heart}sketches #160 with a twist.  The twist is to use  cool blues and/or water.  My patterned paper is little raindrops and of course froggy is sitting on a lily pad in the water.

I used "Frog and Frozen", you can purchase it here.

I didn't put a sentiment, I think I'll send this to Smile 4 Kids, they could probably use blank cards.

Till next time.

Happy Craftin!


Monday, August 1, 2016

Black & Gold Birthday

It's almost time for football, so I'm pulling out my black and gold stash in honor of our beloved New Orleans Saints.


The paper is from Recollections Black & Gold Halloween.  I bought this for 75% off last year when I saw all the black & gold prints.

I used Zing embossing powder in gold for the sentiment and edges of the gold square.  None of my gold card stock matched.  

I added a fleur di lis embellishment by Jolee I picked up on a 50% off sale.

Challenges:


Till next time

Happy Craftin!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Cheers to Red White & Blue

Here is a card that was created with several challenges in mind.


Challenges:
I {Heart} Sketch with a twist - gatefold card
Simon Says - Add texture  #sssmchallenge 
Simon Says - Anything goes  #ssswchallenge 
Cut it Up Challenge - Red, White, and Blue

Image from Pigwit Cold Suds (FTHStamps), I colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.

Embossed with CTMH folder Confetti Stars

All paper is from Paper Studios and Recollections.

Card was cut at 10 x 5 and scored at 2.5 on each end to create the gatefold.  Will fit in 5.25" square envelope.

Till Next time,

Happy Craftin!






Thursday, July 21, 2016

Viva La Verve July Sketch #1

Bright and cheery birthday card with the Birdbrain Bee Happy digital image available at "From the Heart " stamps.  


I made use of my CTMH Poppy colors with this one.  It is a bright orange red and went perfect with this paper collection from Echo Park.

I used the thick twine, but since I added a button I had to split it into two pieces by unraveling it.  

Challenges:

Sketch - Viva La Verve - July Sketch #1.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-93

I just love these lovely ladies available from Bugaboo Stamps.  If you are looking for a naughty or hilarious stamp, they have them.

Someone is turning 40 this year and this image was perfect.  The Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2-93 was perfect for this image, since I wanted to keep it large.


You can find this challenge here.


If you are having trouble mixing and matching papers, check out those great Collection Kits from Bella Carte or Echo Park at Hobby Lobby.  You can get them 50% off when they have their sale on paper.  


Happy Craftin!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in July - Friday Event

This is the last challenge for Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge.  It ends with a new Friday Freebie stamp that makes using this color palette a lot easier.





















I chose to keep a somewhat traditional Christmas feel, with the main colors of red and green.  I added the accent colors on the presents and stamping.


If you like this image, make sure to get yours at Bugaboo Stamps.

I used a CTMH Stamp of the Month (S1510) from last year to create the christmas lights and sentiment.


Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - color
Viva La Verve July Sketch 2

Supplies:

American  Crafts card stock
Inks - CTMH Gypsy, MFT Blu Raspberry, Ranger Distress - Picked Rasperry and Bundled Sage


Till next time,

Happy Craftin!



Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas in July - Thursday Event

Today is a photo challenge, this one was definitely a challenge.



This one took a little thought, I just don't see the beach in Christmas, but the Design Team sure had some great cards with this photo.  They said use what comes to mind and this is what I came up with.  It's not your traditional Christmas card, but I really liked how it came out.

The snowflakes are stamped with blue ink, then heat embossed with a Holographic embossing powder.  This gave them a real shimmery sparkly look.


The sentiment is from Anna Griffin and was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - Photo

Supplies:

Card stock - Colonial White (CTMH)
MFT Ink pad - Blu Raspberry
CTMH Exclusive Ink pad - Bamboo
MFT Inside Out Oval stitched dies
Ranger - Holographic Embossing powder

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.  We have one more day.

Till next time.

Happy Craftin!



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Christmas in July - Wednesday Event

Today's challenge is a Humour me challenge, Make it funny with bling, scallops and layers.




Image from Bugaboo - Stella Christmas - Santa Called

Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - Humour Me
Bugaboo - Stella Say Sketch Challenge #411 - sketch

Supplies:

Paper - Echo Park - "Merry Christmas"
Red enamel gems

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.

Happy Craftin!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Christmas in July - Tuesday Event

"Edit"  This post was added yesterday and linked to the challenges, today I open it up and half the post is missing and it is no longer linked to the challenges"  My blog is going crazy, duplicate p posts and things disappearing.  I have to figure out what is happening.


Today's challenge is a bingo challenge.  I chose bottom left to top right, embossing, bugaboo image, and stripes.


I used a cute little moose image, BUGCMO Christmas Moose.

The green layer is embossed with an embossing folder, the sentiment is heat embossed with clear embossing powder. So I used both embossing techniques.

Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - bingo
Mojo Monday Challenge - sketch #MOJO456

Supplies:
Paper: Echo Park "Merry Christmas"
CTMH Exclusive Ink - Cocoa
Sparkle assortment - Brown (CTMH)
Sentiment - Twinkle (SOTM S1510)
Embossing Folder - Chevron - CTMH

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.

Happy Craftin!





I {Heart} Sketch #158


Inspired by #FTHStamps, weekly sketch challenge #158 with a twist.  I created 3 little individual cupcakes for my paper piecing technique.



I used Adobe Photoshop Elements to crop the individual cupcakes, cleaned them up and created digital die cuts in SCAL 4.  I used the PTC feature in Design Space to create my stamped image on the cut outs.

My squares are all cut using Cottage Cutz stitch dies in rectangles and squares.

Supplies:

Prismacolor Premiere pencils
Stickles in Blue
Paper - Echo Park "Little Girl Collection Kit"

Challenges:

I {heart} Sketch #158 with a twist 
Cut it Up challenge #100 - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Craftin!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Christmas in July - Monday Event

Here is my Monday entry for Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge.  Today's challenge is a Christmas tag.


I used the Friday Freebie image from Bugaboo Stamps.  You still have time to get yours here.

Supplies:

Card Stock - Fern, Pattern from White Pines - CTMH
Itty Bitty Sparkles - CTMH
Kraft Paper - Colorbok
Thick twine - Fern


Challenges:

Bugaboo - Christmas in July - Monday - tag
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch

Thanks for stopping by,

Come back tomorrow for the Sunday sketch challenge.

Happy Craftin'

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Christmas in July - Sunday Event

Today's Bugaboo Christmas in July challenge is a sketch.

Here is my entry.  I used the Friday Freebie image from last week.  The tree border is an image from Design Space.

Challenges:

Bugaboo Christmas Challenge - sketch

Supplies:

Patterned paper - Paper Studio
Echo Park - Merry Christmas
Gold Embossing Powder
Sentiment - CTMH - included in WOTG
Gold sequins


Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge.

Happy Craftin!

Blow Out the Candles

Another card using my new card kit from "My Favorite Things", this time I used the colors in the kit. These are bright bold colors perfect for birthday cards for everybody.


I cut the candles with the die cuts and embossed them with a stripped embossing folder from Sizzix I picked up at Tuesday Morning for $3.  I stamped the sentiment in Blu Raspberry and them heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Challenge - Mojo Monday #455 - sketch

Supplies:

All paper, stamps, dies and inks are from the MFTStamps July Card Kit "Wish Big"

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Craftin!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Christmas in July - Saturday Event

Bugaboo stamps is having a Christmas in July week-long event.  Everyday is a new challenge, but all challenges are Christmas themed.

Here is my Saturday entry - theme challenge - snowmen or snowflakes.


I chose both, so I have my first Christmas card for this year.

Supplies:

Snowmen - "In the Meadow" digital stamp - FTHStamps
Card Stock - Glacier and White Daisy - CTMH
Recollection Embossing powder - White
Versamark Ink
Snowflakes - Inkadinkado Stamp set #98408 - Michaels
White enamel gems - CTMH
Prismacolor pencils

Challenges:

Bugaboo - Christmas in July - Saturday Challenge - theme
Simon Says Sketch Saturday #420 - sketch

Thanks for stopping by,

Come back tomorrow for the Sunday sketch challenge.

Happy Craftin
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Make a Wish

I used my new Make a Wish Card kit, from "My Favorite Things (MFT)"  to create this card. I didn't use the colors included in the kit, but the colors for the color challenge.


I used the masking technique to split the stamped image "Make a Wish" and to make each candle a different color.   I added little purple glitter gems in the candles flames.

Very simple and clean card.  After looking at it here, I think it could use just a little bit more sparkle.  I will add little Stickles to the end of the flames.

Supplies used:

Confetti Circles embossing folder by CTMH
Ranger mini ink pads in Shaded Lilac
Momento Tear drop ink pads in Grape Jelly
MFT ink pad in Blu Raspberry
CTMH exclusive ink pad in Pear and Buttercup
Purple Card Stock - American Crafts
White Daisy card stock - CTMH
Printed card stock - "Birthday Blowout" - MFT

Challenges:
My Favorite Things - #MFTWSC288 - sketch
My Favorite Things - #MFTCC48 - colors

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Craftin!



Sunday, July 3, 2016

Summer Inspired

I couldn't pass up making a card with this color combo after seeing all the beautiful cards made with it.

It doesn't hurt that I have a chance to win a gift card for Verve Stamps, I have been drooling over them for awhile.

I  started with the CTMH "Charlotte" paper pack, and added some "Crystal Blue" to finish out the color combination.

I stamped my image with Slate ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I filled it in with my Prismacolor pencils.

I had to use the "Hot Chick Flamingo", she really pops colored in peachy tones.

Challenges:

Viva La Verve June Sketch Challenge 1
Viva La Verve June Diva Inspirations Challenge - Summer color

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Craftin!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Don't sweat it, birthday wishes

Another challenge and another Birdbrain, I think this cute little guy is my favorite.
 

Lots of patterns here, paper from my scrap box, CTMH - Confetti Wishes.   This image is "Birdbrain birthday with Candle".  

My stash is getting rather large now, but I am obsessed with cards.  

Inspiration:



Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Anniversary Card

My anniversary is right around the corner and I just realized I had not made a card.  So here it its, I used "Stella-Person to Annoy" from Bugaboo Stamps.  I am using the sentiment on the inside.


Inspiration:


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I noticed I am out of baby cards, so this sketch was perfect.  This cute card was made using paper CTMH paper "Georgie".


Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great 4th.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Blooming Birthday Card

I wish I had a stamp that said Happy Blooming' Birthday.  I could have used my Cricut to write it, but I just thought of it while I am writing this post, maybe next time.


I have seen this technique on a few challenge blogs lately, so I thought I would give it a try.  You layer the stamped image, leaving some of it uncolored.  I decided to color all of mine in, but still layered the flowers.  You could fussy cut them, but this image allowed me to create a shadow background in  SCAL 4.  The image I used was "Every Flower" , a digital stamp available at "From the Heart Stamps".  I uploaded this image into Design Space and used the print and cut feature, so my flowers would already be cut out.  Not all stamps work with this technique, but I have had it work on quite a few.  I added three complete flower images on my background layer, being sure they would line up with the flower images.  I used PTC on my background layer also.  

I covered the flowers on the background with the blue layer, then placed colored flower images on top with pop dots.  

Here is a screen shot of what I did so you can see it, I don't think I explained it very well.


I stamped my image and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added a little Wink of Stella on the petals and some Stickles in orange on the flower centers and yellow rhinestones for my sparkle. 

Challenges:

I {heart} sketches with a twist #157 - Sketch and make it sparkle

Supplies:
Prismacolor Blending Pencils
Yellow and white card stock - Recollections
Stickles
Wink of Stella - clear
"Happy Birthday" sentiment from CTMH #D1502 Look Who's Occasions

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!






Friday, June 24, 2016

Red, White & Blue Gift Bag

It's almost the 4th of July already, summer is flying by.  It is scorching outside, so the only thing I can do is stay inside in the AC.  I have been trying to finish my grand daughter's patriotic dress for the 4th.  I got so caught up in coloring digital stamps, I put it off, now I am in a crunch.

I decided to do something a little different with this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday.  I have a few gift bags in my stash so I made a cute bag to pack my little gift in.  I used these chevron images at christmas time to decorate some gift tags and really loved the look, so I thought they would be perfect for my bag.


The chevron strips are actually cut from an adhesive backed red glitter card stock I found at Tuesday Morning.   The image is free image in Design Space (#M439A4), just use the hide contour feature to remove the heart.

The stars cut out is a back ground image from CTMH Artbooking cartridge,  layered with a piece of white glitter card stock.

The sentiment"Three cheers to the Red, White and Blue" is from Verve Stamps - it's a free digital stamp provided by this week's Mojo Monday Challenge - 3 Cheers Digi Set by Julee Tillman.  It's available thru June 30th, so be sure to stop by and pick it up.

I am really happy with the end result,  and it's the perfect gift bag for my grand daughters dress.   

Challenges:
MojoMonday #453 - sketch
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - anything but a card 
Fantabulous Cricut  Challenge me Monday- theme patriotism
Simon Says Add some Shimmer (Wednesday Challenge)

Supplies:
Adhesive backed red glitter paper
White glitter card stock - Recollections
Navy Blue Card Stock - Recollections
Blue and silver sequins - CTMH Magical Collection
Stars & Bars ribbon - Hobby Lobby

Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!






Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Birthday Wishes

Birthday wishes with this cute little mouse, digital image is free at "From the Heart Stamps".  There are no sentiments included so I pulled out one of my own.  

I colored this image awhile back.  I print my stamps on 4.25 x 5.5" pieces of card stock and color them when I feel like coloring, instead of using a coloring book.  So when I pull them out to put on a card I don't always have a perfect match.  These colors in the Florence paper pack I thought looked good without making the balloon stand out like a sore thumb.

I followed a few challenges for this card, here they are:
Sketch from Sketch Saturday #417.  
Die cut / punches - Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge
Bingo - Ribbon, Animal & Players Choice Catch the Bug Saturday Challenge ( followed middle row, using twine, my cute little mouse and the puffies as player's choice)



I cut my image out with some pierced rectangle dies.  The larger middle layer is one of the pocket card pieces from the paper pack.   

The striped center piece, is two pieces of the zip strips, I used the twine to hide where they come together in the middle.  So it looks like I added a 1" thick piece in the center.   

Supplies:

Designer paper:  CTMH Florence
CTMH Exclusive card stock:  Canary and Pacifica 
Sentiment - #C1638 Spring Critters from CTMH (retired)
Prismacolor Blendable pencils 
Treasured Puffies from CTMH 
Cottage Cutz - Pierced Rectangle Dies

Thanks for stopping by

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Saturday Sketch Challenge

This adorable Pouting Cat is now available at "From the Heart Stamps" here.  


Challenges: 
Sketch from Sketch Saturday #417.  
Theme is Animal Magic from Simon Says Wednesday challenge.
Die cut / punches - Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge


I used image Square Pattern Rectangle Overlay #M41296 (background layer) and Dot Scallop Rectangle #M47466 from cartridge "Edge to Edge".  This is a Cricut Access cartridge, so it is available with the subscription to Design Space.

Supplies:

Designer paper:  CTMH Confetti Wishes (retired)

CTMH Exclusive card stock:  Canary and Pacifica 

Prismacolor Blendable pencils in 20%, 50% and 90% Cool Grey for Pouty cat and a little Indigo blue for shadow shading, pink for ears and nose with a tiny bit of Process red for shading.  Mediterranean blue and Chocolate for cupcake. Lemon yellow for glow with Wink of Stella in clear around the candles

Thanks for stopping by

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I {heart} sketches #156 with a twist

Today's card is for the I {heart} sketch challenge #156, the twist this week is gratitude.  So I chose to lift my glass in appreciation.


The image is "Hamlet Pig Cold Suds", I cropped the sentiment from the same digital stamp set.  I add a little tickles to the suds, which you can't really tell in the picture, but it looks like real foam.

The paper is "Hopscotch", a Close to My Heart collection.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope to see you again soon.



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Let's Pig Out

I found another sketch challenge, Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  I love using sketches to make my cards.  I am getting quite a collection.

Today is "Hamlet Pigwit Pig Out", I love these little pigs.  

I am still getting used to how to size my images to fit on my cards, I tend to make them a little too big.  I need to research the best way to do this.  

I used "All About a Boy" by Lori Whitlock, from Echo Park.  It has the cutest blue jean print.  I am shooting for making some of these pig out piggies for boys.  I am going to send this one to Send A Smile 4 Kids.
Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!


Monday, June 13, 2016

It's Par-TEE time with Pigwit

Here is a quick card I put together for a sketch challenge, when I saw the sketch I thought it would be perfect to show case Pigwit. I don't know what I am going to do with all these cards featuring Pigwit golfing, but I just love coloring him.  


#MFTWSC284
I cut the square with my Cottage Cutz pierced die, then cut the circle out of the center with the circle dies.  This made a frame which I attached to the stamped image with pop dots.  I added stitch lines with my white gel pen.

The most difficult part of making cards is choosing paper.  I end up wasting some, because it just doesn't look like I wanted.  This color combo ended up being perfect.

Supplies:
Image and sentiment - Hamlet Pigwit Tee it Up - "From the Heart Stamps"
Graphic 45 paper "Good Ole' Sport"
CTMH Exclusive card stock in Outdoor Denim and Cashmere
Sizzix Embossing Folder

Challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #MFTWSC284 - sketch
Bugaboo Theme Challenge - Masculine
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes
Stamping Sensations June Challenge- Feature a creature

Till next time,

Happy Craftin!






Sunday, June 12, 2016

Stamp of the Month Challenge - June

This has been a busy week, so I am a little late with my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  This week's challenge #Mojo451 was perfect to showcase this months stamp "Ice Cream Lineup" from FTHS.
The monthly stamps are available for free every month, if you enter the challenge.  All you need to do is purchase one of the monthly stamps and enter the challenge,  and you will receive the next month's stamp for free, plus $1 voucher to use in their store just for entering.  

They have some really adorable stamps, and add new ones every month.

Here is my card.


Challenges:


Supplies:

"Hello Summer" Collection Kit - Echo Park
Cottage Cutz pierced circles
rhinestones
Puffy Heart - CTMH
Prismacolor Blending Pencils


Thanks for stopping by,

Till next time,

Happy Crafting







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