Monday, December 15, 2014

Paper Girls - Ornaments

Are you ready for something festive? I got my house all decorated early this year and even went in search of more Christmas items for my mantel and dining room. Love it! Well, if you are feeling as festive as I am, check out my challenge starting today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.

Here's one of the ornaments I created. I used a Cricut cartridge called Gingerbread. And sure, you can use it to cut out gingerbread cookies, but I think the shapes make for some fun decorations, in this case, ornaments.

You've got almost 3 full weeks to complete this one, entries are due by January 3rd.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Paper Girls - Mixed Media

A new challenge begins today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.  The theme is Mixed Media, so have fun with this one!

I've got several cool mixed media tools like gelatos, stencils, mists and gesso in my stash, but I honestly don't break them out very often.

To create my card, I first misted some watercolor paper with Mister Huey's mist (color: Sunset). I applied quite a bit and then used a paint brush to spread the color over the whole sheet.  After it dried, I used a couple of Teresa Collins stencils and Faber-Castell whipped spackle to create the white sentiment and hearts. After this layered dried I felt like I needed to add something so got out my Mister Huey's Opaque White mist. I had intended to just add some splatters of white but I accidentally spilled a bunch of mist right on top of my creation! I saw that the white was blending nicely with the color already on there, so got out a paintbrush and started to spread the white around until I achieved the look I wanted. I love how it turned out, even better than my original idea of adding splatters!

Get messy and join in on our challenge, won't you?

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Paper Girls - Anything Goes

Today is the last day to link up to the current Paper Girls Challenge Blog challenge.  This time it is Anything Goes, so feel free to link up any crafty creation you've made in the last week!

Here's my layout:

The collection I used is My Mind's Eye Jubilee Tangerine. I snagged the whole collection at an excellent price at the MME warehouse sale a couple months ago. All of the patterned papers are from the 6x6 paper pad and then I just added some fun embellies, all on a white background.

Thanks for taking a look and get ready for the next Paper Girls challenge on Monday!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Paper Girls - Back to School

Happy Labor Day, everyone!

Perfect time for a Back to School Challenge, don't you think? Maybe you'd like to create something to stick in your child's lunch box, or an encouraging note for his/her backpack. Maybe a card for their new teacher? Or a layout to showcase those first day of school pictures? Have fun with Erica's challenge at The Paper Girl's Challenge Blog!

I made a card using this fun set "Learning Curve" by The Alley Way Stamps. Just color up and cut out some images and layer them on. The patterned papers are "Dewey Decimal" by Lawn Fawn.

Hope you can join the challenge!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Secret Garden Layout

You may have noticed that I made a Secret Garden mini book a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to send that mini to my mom as a gift, so I thought I'd use some of the same pics on a layout, using the same BasicGrey Mint Julep collection.

I'm entering the Paper Secrets August 15th Challenge, using this sketch:

And using the following elements in the word CAMP:
C -- Chevron ribbon
A -- Photos of my daughter Ana
M -- Mint green letter stickers
P -- Pink paper

Here's my layout:

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Paper Girls - Choose your own challenge

Jessica's got a fabulous challenge idea today at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog, Choose Your Own!  Just take a look at this grid and choose 3 different squares to include in your project. The squares don't even have to be in a row, any 3 will do.

I decided to use these three:
1) Make a Card
2) Include Flair
3) Washi

Here's my card. The little dragon image is from Sweet Stamp Shop's Dragon set.

Come play along, won't you?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop Mini Album

I'm sharing a mini album on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today. The album theme is The Secret Garden. You can find pictures of the first few pages of the album at Sweet Stamp Shop, and I've saved a few pages to show right here. Take a look:

The stamp set I used on this mini is Elegant Flowers. If you missed it, I also used this stamp set a couple of weeks ago to make a Chalkboard Frame. Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to visit the Sweet Stamp Shop blog today!