Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Welcome to another of KinderStampO's Sketchy Wednesdays. The first picture is the sketch inspiration. I used the KinderStampO "Frienship" stamp set for the sentiment. You can check it our here at the KinderStampO store. The dies I used are Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One and Lacey Ovals. I also used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Nested Lacey Pennants for the sentiment tag. The stamp is by Teresa Collins and is from the Posh stamp set. I used my Copic markers to color it in. The paper is Paper Trey Ink solid cardstock and Colorbok "Flea Market" patterened paper. I topped it all off with some ribbon from the KinderStampO Vintage Love kit. Overall this was a quick and easy card to put together but I am pleased with the results. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, January 23, 2012
Wow, I can't believe it's Monday already and it's almost the end of January! Time flies so fast sometimes. It's also one short week away from CHA and I'm so excited because I get to go this year!!
Today is Monday so of course it's time for KinderStampO's Color it Monday! It's been so long since I have made a scrapbook page and I'm getting so behind so I decided to make one for my project today. You can see the inspiration photo in the first picture. I used the KinderStampO Vintage Love Kit for this project. The flowers, skeleton leaves, pink ribbon, beaded trim, and chipboard bird are all from the kit. I also used the Vintage Love stamp set for the sentiment. You can check out the Vintage Love kit here on the KinderStampO website. For the flowers I distrssed them with Tim Holtz distress ink and I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist.
Here is the entire of the recipe:
banner cut from Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Banner2
Font cut from Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge Font Layer at 1"
The center picture frame is from Paper Trimmings Cricut Cartridge Ornment2
square layer at 5"
KinderStampO Vintage Love kit
Colorbok Flea Market cardstock
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Tattered Angela glimmer mist in Vanilla Breeze
I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Hello everyone! I made this card for three different things. I love being able to use one project for multiple uses although I will admit that it doesn't happen very often for me! The first thing this was created for was KinderStampO's sketchy Wednesday. You can see the sketch inspiration in the first photo. I used the KinderstampO "Greetings From Home" stamp set for the sentiment that you can check out in her store here. Hop on over to the KinderStampO blog to see the other fabulous design team submissions or to join us in the fun! www.KinderStampO.com
The next two things this card was created for are challenges! The first is from Some Odd Girl. They are having a bling it up challenge. See the other fabulous entries here. I used the Love Letter Kaylee digital stamp from Some Odd Girl and I used rhinestones and glitter as my bling.
The next challenge I have made this for was the Trendy Twine Valentine's Day project challenge. I of course used their fabulous new Cherry Cupcake twine that is super cute! Check out the other entries here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, January 16, 2012
Hello everyone! It's time for another KinderStampO Color it Monday post. The first picture is the color inspiration. I chose to make a card and I used the Cricut Art Nouveau cartridge for the design. I chose the Cala Lily cut and cut it and its layers out at four inches. I then layered it on some of my paper scraps. The last layer is sewn along the edges and distressed with a Tim Holtz sanding block. The sentiment is from KinderStampO's "Friendship" stamp set. Check it out at the KinderStampO online store here. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This is my entry for this week's Cricut Circle weekly blog challenge! The challenge was to show them how we use our Cricut machines to organize our homes so I decided to show them how I organize my Cricut cartridges using my Cricut lol. The box is a simple photo box from Joann's. I made a label for the box using cuts from my Cricut Everyday cartridge and Cricut Craftroom Basics. The individual cricut cartridge boxes are a gypsy file created by Okieladybug. You can check out her awesome organizational post on her blog Okieladybug's Scrap N' More. It's pretty time consuming to make them but the end result is so worth it! Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This is my entry for the new Exploring Cricut challenge. When I went to upload my project today I realized I scraplifted one of their designers by accident lol! I chose the exact same Cricut cuts without even realizing that I was doing it, opps! Anyways, the cuts I used are From the Imagine cartridge Enjoy the Seasons. This is the first project that I have sewed on before. I bought a mini sewing machine that was only $15 from Big Lots. It's perfect size for my craft room because it's extremely small and I don't have to bother with bringing out my large machine. Check out the other fabulous entries at the Exploring Cricut blog. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
This is my entry for The Greeting Farm's Friday Spy day challenge. I wish I could remember the name of the stamp I used because it's not marked on her package but she's so cute with her Hawaiian feel. The sentiment is from Pink by Design and the hibiscus flower is a Cricut cut from Pack Your Bags. It's a pretty simple card but I think all the layering came together nicely and I love pink and orange together. Check out all the other fabulous entries at The Greeting Farm's Challenge Blog. I hope you enjoy, thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This project was made for the Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge. The challenge was to record your creative resolutions in some way and use at least two Cricut cuts. I made a layout and I used Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze cardstock. I just absolutely love the colors and patterns in this paper collection. The black background image is cut from the new Paper Trimmings cartridge. The banner and journal tag are cut from Art Philosophy. The title are puffy alphabet stickers from Michaels. My three resolutions are as follows: less shopping, more scrapbooking; attend more crafty classes; make more crafty friends. Thanks for stopping by!
It feels so good to be crafting again! It has been so long since I have participated in a challenge. I'm really excited about this card. I used my Mermaid Anya stamp by the Greeting Farm for the first time! I colored her with copic markers and added pearls to her hair and Glossy Accents to her fin. The patterned paper and the letter stickers are from Echo Park's Summer Days collection. I cut the blue patterned paper into wave shapes by hand, inked up their edges, and then layered them on top of each other with tacky tape. I used My Creative Time's Build a Banner die to cut the banner with my Big Kick and then added some twine to the top. I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I'm so sorry for being away so long! Things got so crazy between work and Christmas the last few weeks and I just didn't have time to blog. I really apologize for being so late with the giveaway winner but I'll include a few extra goodies in my shipment to hopefully make up a little for my tardiness. Without further hesitation I'm very pleased to announce the winning comment:
Great gift bags. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for the give away. Very generous of you. I am now also a new follower. Looking forward to see. More.
Janette please email me at MelissaBellDesigns@gmail.com with your info so I can send out you package asap! Thanks again to all of you who participated.
I wanted to share with you a few gifts that I made for Christmas as well. I used The Jolly Holidays Cricut Cartridge for the card image and I also used My Creative Time's All Around Christmas stamp set and coordinating Scalloped and Stitched Circle Die set for the sentiment. The candy treat bags are made with My Creative Time's Stitched Lollipop Holder Die, the All Around Christmas stamp set, and the Scalloped and Stitched Circle Die. Thanks for stopping by and have a happy new year!