Saturday, June 30, 2012

Scor-Pal and Momenta Projects! (and last chance for giveaway)

Today I will be sharing my project that was featured on the Scor-pal blog as part of this week's Scor-Pal and Momenta blog week. Of course, if you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you'll want to hop on over there and see what's been going on this week. Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes. Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 2, so there's still time.

So without further ado here are projects made with the fabulous papers and stickers from the Brea's Room line at Momenta and my absolute work horse tool, my trusty Scor-Pal!

My first project was a simple gatefold card and belly band.

I started with a 6" by 12" piece of cardstock that I scored at 5" and 11"
I then punched the edges of the "gate edge" of the card.
The folds were burnished and then the card decorated.

The belly band was also punched with the same border punch.

The inside was decorated and a sentiment from the vellum sentiments added.

My second project was a 3D vase of flowers in a frame.

I used a 12" square frame (designed for holding scrapbook layouts) and took out the glass to give me depth for the vase part.

The flowers were made from rosettes made on the Scor-Pal from punched strips of paper 1 1/2" wide by 12" long. Throughout all my projects I used the same Daisy border punch so that everything coordinated. Once the strip was punched I used the Scor-Pal to score in between each flower scallop and in the center of the flower. Then I fan folded the strip, attached the ends together and formed the rosette. I finished each flower with a glittery flower sticker.

The vase was made from a simple scored piece of paper, the score lines made at each 1/2" made it easy to form the semi circle for the vase shape

The stems of the flowers were also made on the Scor-Pal from strips of varying lengths, all are 1" wide. They were scored lengthwise at each 1/4" (so 3 score lines) and then folded with the two ends overlapping making a long thin pyramid tube.
Then they were attached to the back patterned paper on the frame and the rosette added to the top.

My final project is a 16" by 20" canvas.

I hand cut 6 bunting pieces to go along the top of the canvas for the title. Each bunting piece was topped with a pleated piece of paper.
To form the pleats I scored along the length of the paper at 1/2" and 1/4" increments (so 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and so on) and then pleated the paper so the 1/4" sections were folded under the 1/2" part to form the pleat.

I made the flowers the same as the rosettes on the frame but this time used ribbon as the stems.

The flowers come out of a pocket that I scored on the front to make a checkerboard pattern.

The final scored part was a big 1/4 circle fan.
This was created from 2 strips of punched paper, each measuring 4" by 12". This time I scored only between the flowers, making taller folds.

Here is another view of the pleated bunting.

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as I enjoyed making them.
I have a few challenges that I would like to enter these into:
Challenges for Gatefold Card:
Crafty Pad - More than One Fold
Fussy and Fancy - Fancy Fold

Challenges for 3D Frame:
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers in Bloom
Allsorts - Flowers

Challenges for Canvas:
Creative Belli - Anything But a Card
Crafty Ann's - Memories
Stampin for the Weekend - Show Your Style (I'm a more is more kind of girl)
Handstamped Sentiments - Quilts (the base to my canvas is a patchwork of paper squares)
Paperplay - Flags, Pennants, Banners
Jellypark - Waving (flags, banners etc)

Friday, June 29, 2012

A need a little help from my crafting friends!

My Husband’s employer is trying to win a grant from Chase. Please go to Mission Small Business log in using Facebook and search for and vote for them.
They need a few more votes to put them in the running.
I did it yesterday and haven't been spammed by Chase and it would really help a developing company get a big heads up!
Thanks so much, every vote counts!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pitching In with the Farmer Giles!

Today it's time for another card from Digital Delights and I decided this week to inject a little comedy :)

Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Digi Make Over - Anything Goes with a Digi
Allsorts - Die (3 entries only)
Creative Card Crew - 1, 2, 3 (I chose 1 image, 2 papers and 3 buttons)
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes (10 combined challenges only)
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes (3 entries, 10 combined challenges only)

Card Recipe:
Image - Farmer Giles
Sentiment - Down On The Farm Sentiment Set
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Dilly Dally Paper Pad
Fence Die - Dayco
Buttons - Stash

Gosh this sentiment just makes me laugh, puns are my favorite form of "snickering humor" and Farmer Giles has that look on his face that you just know he'd be laughing too!
He was so nice to color and the country themed papers were just the perfect compliment to him.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cooking It Up With Katie #98 - Lace a Sunny Flower!

Time for another recipe at my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge blog!
Every two weeks we bring you a recipe to help you create!

The ingredients to include this week are:
Make it Sunny
Add some Lace
Include some Flowers

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Shelly's Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Digi Make Over - Anything Goes with a Digi
Freshly Brewed Monthly - Pop It Up (5 entries)
Bunny Zoes - Girls Girls Girls
Card Mad Fairy - Girls (and a digi)
CMC Copic Challenge - Big Hair (3 entries only)
Corrosive - Summertime Girl
One Stitch at a Time - Summer Dresses
Joanna Sheen - Summer Daze
Sassy Cheryls - Summer
My Craft Spot - Hot Summer Colors

Card Recipe:
Image - Springtime by Saturated Canary
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Daydream Doodle by The Paper Studio
Sun - KI Memories
Sentiment - Bo Bunny
Brad - The Paper Studio
Lace - Hobby Lobby

I certainly am smitten with these images from Krista at Saturated Canary and since improving my coloring skills with the instruction from the uber talented Colleen Schaan I finally feel I can do them a little justice :)
Anyway, enough of my wittering, please drop by my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge blog
and share a Sunny Summer creation with us!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Magnolia-licious - Romance Inspiration

I can't believe another two weeks have gone by as it is time for another fabulous challenge at Magnolia-licious!
This time it was my turn to choose the theme/photo inspiration and I went with this gorgeous photo from Pinterest.

Are you inspired by the romance, the wedding theme, the soft textures, feathers, lace, the colors? Whatever it is that calls to you from the photo please use it and create a card to come and share with us at Magnolia-licious!

Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Shelly's Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Freshly Brewed Monthly - Pop It Up (5 entries)
Oozak - 2 papers and 2 or more Embellishments (3 entries)
Bunny Zoes - Girls Girls Girls
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Distressing
ABC - R is for Romance
Totally Tilda - Tilda with Banner/Bunting
Paper Play - Use a Die
Allsorts - Die (3 entries only)
Crafty Pad - More than One Fold
Sweet Stampin - Ribbons and Bows (2 entries only)
Just Some Lines - Wedding (Tilda is throwing confetti/rice)
My Time to Craft - Wedding
Creative Inspirations Paint - Inspired by Weddings
Fairytale - Soft Colors
Crafty Catz - Pastel Colors
Dream Valley - Things with Wings
Craft Your Passion - Things With Wings

Card Recipe:
Image - Tilda with Love Rice (sadly discontinued I think)
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Linen and Lace by DCWV
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Letter Stickers - K and Co
Lace - Wrights
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Flowers - Kort and Godt and Michaels (airbrushed to match the larger one)
Glitter - Candy Cane Stickles

I decided to go with another easel card, I love the way they display the image on the card so well and the message at the same time.
I airbrushed the smaller roses with my Copic R00 to match the larger rose and added Stickles to Tilda's wings and hearts for a little sparkle.
I hope you liked my choice of photo inspiration and will come over and play with us at Magnolia-licious!

Also today is my project day with the the Scor-Pal and Momenta week so if you have time drop by and take a look.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Fabulous new Scor-Pal projects featuring Momenta!

Scor-Pal and their designers are excited to announce that they are teaming up with Momenta for a fun and inspiring week on both the Scor-pal blog and the Momenta blog.
The other Scor-pal designers and I have some exciting projects to share. Here's just a peek at one of the projects I have created for the event. (the whole thing will be on the Scor-pal blog tomorrow)

Be sure and check out both company blogs starting today, June 25th, and continuing throughout the week to not only find out how to make this project and many more.
Don't forget to check back each day and leave comments for a chance to win some great prizes.

Fun in Red White and Blue!

As you probably know I am English but have been living in the US for over 15 years. One of the comforting things we share as Nations is that our flags, The Union Jack and The Stars and Stripes, are both Red, White and Blue.
As it is Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee year, and London hosting the 2012 Olympic Games and as we approach The 4th of July celebrations here in the US it certainly feels the right time of year to feel Patriotic.
A lot of the card challenge blogs feel the same way and so I thought it only "right and proper" to make a card to celebrate my UK/US home :)
But I didn't do a specific event, just a general Celebratory card!

2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Pan Pastel UK - Anything Goes (1 entry only)
The Poodles Parlour - Red White and Blue
Saturated Canary - Red White and Blue
Sassy Cheryl's - Red White and Blue
Inky Impressions - Red White and Blue
House of Gilli - Red, White and Blue
Card Makin Mama's - Red, White and Blue
Gingerloft - Red White and Blue
Reasonable Ribbon - Red White and Blue with Ribbon
Little Claires - Jubilee/Red White and Blue
Totally Stampalicious - Red, White and another color
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Flags or Banners
Phindys Place - Gingham or Plaid
Wags N Whiskers - Use Kraft
Paper Crafting Journey - Use Kraft
Lil Red Wagon - Get Krafty
The Kraft Journal - Anything Goes with Kraft
Allsorts - Die (3 entries only)
Catch The Bug - Twine, Buttons and Sentiment
Sweet Stampin - Ribbons and Bows (2 entries only)
CMC Copic Challenge - Big Hair (3 entries only)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo! (I chose Ribbon, Die Cut and Button)
Di's Digi Designs - Spots and Dots (on the button and corners)
Delicious Doodles - 1, 2, 3 (I used 1 image, 2 corners/fabric brads and 3 flags/colors/letters/buttons)
Little Miss Muffet - Loads of Layers
Robyn's Fetish - No Flowers
Sentimental Sundays - Cute and Girly

Card Recipe:
Image - Ava Freebie from Saturated Canary (grab her while she's still there)
Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - Unknown, years old!
Die Cut Circle - Heartfelt Creations
Banner Die - My Favorite Things
Spotted Button - The Paper Studio
Mini Buttons - Dress it Up
Twine - The Twinery
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Corners - Colorbok
Fabric Brads - The Paper Studio
Letter Brads - Joanns

OMG did I enjoy making this card or what? The adorable image, I loved the hair, and the simplicity of a strong primary color scheme coupled with the neutrality of the Kraft cardstock made this just a dream to make.
I really hope you love her as much as I do.
Be sure to click back a little later for a post about a fabulous collaboration between Scor-Pal and Momenta that you won't want to miss!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Christmas Card Challenges #30 - Rolled Paper Flowers

It's another challenge at Christmas Card Challenges and we would like to see you use Rolled Paper Flowers somewhere on your card!
I used a die from Cheery Lynn Designs but there are lots of other ways to make this style of flower.

Remember that our challenge is optional, we really just want to help you on your quest to be ready with all your Christmas cards!

Paper Play - Use a Die
Holly Jolly Christmas - Punches/Dies (Must be Christmas 10 combined challenges max)
One Stop Craft - Christmas in June
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes Christmas
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Shelly's Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Auds Sentiments - Bingo! (I chose Happy, Flowers, Bling)

Card Recipe:
Image - Skating Mouse by Meljens
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Martha Stewart
Metalic Cardstock - American Crafts
Flower Die - Cheery Lynn Designs
Label Die - Spellbinders
Sentiment - The Paper Studio
Pearls - The Paper Studio

I think this die is designed to make a daisy style flower but in red it does a pretty good impression of a poinsettia to me :)
And this shot is the perfect reason to NOT attach your cardstock mat before coloring your image, the red showing through her dress is where the Copics "melted" the metallic top to the cardstock, oh well, lesson learned.
I hope you enjoyed this and will get into the Festive Spirit (Christmas will be here before you know it!) and come and share with us at Christmas Card Challenges


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pink Gem #49 - Buttons, Bows , Bling and Butterflies

It's time for another Gem of A Challenge featuring the fabulous designs from Janet at Pink Gem Designs
This week we have a super theme of "Buttons, Bows, Bling and Butterflies" and we want to see ALL of them on your card.
I decided to go with one of Janet's latest super cute Jodie images, Jodie doing cartwheels!

Shelly's Thrilling Thursday - Anything Goes (5 entries only)
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Raise The Bar - Hello Summer (3 entries only)
Freshly Brewed Monthly - Pop It Up (5 entries)
Bunny Zoes - Girls Girls Girls
One Stitch at a Time - Stitching
Love to Create - Summertime Fun
Sentimental Sundays - Summertime Fun
Cute Card Thursday - Here Comes Summer
Bearly Mine - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Bingo! (Ribbon, Die Cut and Button)
Crop Stop - Children
Paper Play - Use a Die
Card Mad Fairy - Girls (and a digi)
Pause Dream Enjoy - 3 of Something (3 butterflies)

Card Recipe:
Image - Jodie Cartwheel
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Hideaway by First Edition
Sentiment - O Scrap
Butterfly Die - My Favorite Things
Ribbon - Unknown
Button - The Paper Studio
Twine - The Twinery
Pearls - Bridal Dept

These gorgeous First Edition papers were just so perfect for this cute carefree image, I loved making this card so much!
I will definitely be using this pad again soon.
I hope you liked this and our fabulous challenge theme and we can't wait to see you joining in over at Gem of A Challenge


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Digital Delights - Chill Out with Patchy Bear!

Today it's time for another card from Digital Delights and I decided to dedicate this one to all the people in the heat of Summer!

Bunny Zoes - Girls Girls Girls
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
My Craft Spot - Cool Treats
Pennys - Ice Cream
Love to Create - Summertime Fun
Pan Pastel UK - Summertime
Sentimental Sundays - Summertime Fun
Fun with Shapes and More - Summer

Card Recipe:
Image - Patchy Bear
Sentiment - Summer Surfin' Fun Sentiment Pack
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - Blossom Soup by Jillibean Soup
Border Punch - Daisy by Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Michaels
Brads - Martha Stewart

I know that our forecast here in North Texas is for the triple digits this weekend so I'm going to be stocking our freezer with as many Cool Treats as I can!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Designed 2 Delight - June Reveal

It's June 20th and that means time for new releases from Designed 2 Delight.
Now we have added lots of new Design Team members since last months release and so we won't be taking our Blog Hop in an order, we just want you to take your time and enjoy all the fabulous samples from the team. To make sure you see everyone we are all sharing all links on our posts.
And as a change we are having a CHALLENGE to decide our winner! You will take a look at all the cards from our team and then choose your favorite to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) and upload it for us all to see. To see all the details be sure to go to Designed 2 Delights blog
If you are here from a challenge to leave a comment you may have to scroll down to find your card, thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Challenges for Card 1 - Have a Great Day:
Bunny Zoes - Girls Girls Girls
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments - Bright Colors

Card Recipe:
Image - Happy Dance
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - American Crafts
Die Cuts - Arabian Magic Veil Frame by Cheery Lynn Designs and Ticket Nesting Die by Sizzix
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Rhinestones - Stash

Challenges for Card 2 - Life is Good:
Cute Card Thursday - Punch Drunk (punches or drink)
Drunken Stampers - Color Combo
Lollipop Crafts - Flowers in Bloom
Bearly Mine - Flowers

Card Recipe:
Image - Loving Thoughts Bouquet
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Spring Stack by DCWV
Sentiment - DCWV
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Ribbon - Micahels
Buttons - Making Memories
Twine - The Twinery
Glitter - Stickles

Challenges for Card 3 - Dream Big
Sweet Stampin - Summer Fun
Robyn's Fetish - Anything Goes (3 entries only)
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Ribbon or Bow
Digital Tuesday - Tag It

Card Recipe:
Image - Need a Lift
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Cherry Limeade Stack by DCWV
Sentiment and Butterfly - DCWV
Ribbon - Whimsy Cottage
Buttons - The Paper Studio
Twine - The Twinery

Challenges for Card 4 - Adorable
There She Goes - Winged Things
Pixie Dust Studios - Birds
Stampavie and More - Things with Wings
Digi Make Over - Things with Wings
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Double Trouble (I used 2 flowers, 2 butterflies)

Card Recipe:
Image - Buzzin' By
Medium - Copic Markers
Paper - The Cherry Limeade Stack by DCWV
Sentiment, Flowers and Butterfly - DCWV

Now here are all the Design Team members, drop by to see them all!

Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! Remember, you can enter our Blog Hop Challenge for a chance to win some FREE Digis! Also, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on Sale until June 23. Details HERE.