Monday, October 5, 2015

Farmers Market pop-up card

The current challenge over at The Paper Girls is "Food".

I created a pop-up card for my in-laws. They are big gardeners so I wanted this to look like a big bountiful basket of produce. And, yes, I realize some of the veggies are out of scale with the others. Oh well!

I started with a pop-up card from (sorry, don't remember which one) for the crate and made it fit what I needed. The veggies are from this cut file and are so fun to make.

After assembling the veggies, I added a little shading with my chalks.

And this card folds flat for easy mailing too!

I'm also linking up to Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thaks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, part 2

Here is my second entry for the Fall Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop!

I fell in love with this coffee cup svg file from SvgCuts a few weeks ago. I purchased it knowing I would have to make one for this blog hop.

So here it is:

 This cup is made from scrapbooking paper. I got a little messy on the lid, but I'll change the blade out on my Cricut next time and use less glue! :)

From her left side:

And her right:

 And the lid comes off. I'm not sure if I'll use this as a gift holder of some sort or not. Honestly, I love it so much I think I will just keep it in my craft room as decor.

The paper is an old SU pack I've been hanging on to for a few  years called Autumn Meadows. My leaves and acorn are die cut from watercolor paper and painted with a water brush and distress inks. Then I finished it off with a Simple Stories chipboard banner and a fabric flower.

I love making 3-d objects from paper!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

I'm also linking up to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It's time for the Fall edition of the Coffee Lovers' blog hop! This is a fun quarterly hop with tons of prizes to be won! Make sure to check it out and be ready for the next round of fun.

I made a simple little card with a stamp set that I won in the last edition of this hop! It is the Treats of Friendship set from Close to my Heart. The leaves are from a Stampin Up set called French Foliage. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Friendship Messages.

And just like me this post is short and sweet ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm also linking up to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, September 7, 2015

so very grateful

I've got a little 'Thanks' card that I made for a few challenges.

The Paper Girls Challenge - Grateful
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make it Colorful
Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Complementary Colors

Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Friendship Messages stamp set
Feather is from Crafter's Companion stamped in grey onto vellum

I used 2 sets of complementary colors (purple/yellow and orange/blue) for the flickr challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day folks!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

pocket letter

One of the challenges at's Monday Craft Challenges back in June was to create a pocket letter. Since I wasn't in a swap I decided to design one for a friend to send as a gift to her. And, yes, I made this in June and am now just getting around to posting it!

Each pocket contains something that reminds me of her. Here is the entire pocket letter:

Pocket #1
Polka dot paper, fussy-cut flowers from another paper, stamped on vellum, and a Mod Melt hot glued to a gold paper clip.

Pocket #2
She is an artist and loves birds and dragonflies. Stamped on ledger paper, ink drops, glued on and distressed dictionary paper, stamped and fussy-cut dragonfly, Mod Melt frame surrounding stamped bird.

Pocket #3
This one was so fun to do. She loves coffee as much as I do. And I really wanted to use this "be strong" stamp somewhere on this project and I thought the coffee card would be perfect and funny. I stamped, colored and fussy cut each image and popped them with foam. The two top coffee beans were stamped and fussy cut. The bottom coffee beans were from brown cardstock cirlces. I cut them into more of an oval shape and creased down the middle.

Pocket #4
She can sew. And loves vintagey things. And lace. I stamped and fussy cut more images onto a woodgrain paper.

Pocket #5
Another fun one to make. I just love this stamp. And HAD to turn it into a shaker card. I used my Fuse tool to fuse the pocket closed after adding lots of sequins and confetti.

Pocket #6
She loves dragonflies. More stamping and fussy cutting here.

Pocket #7
She loves birds. And I thought this sentiment was fitting for her too. It is just stamped onto patterned paper.
And her name was made by gluing patterned paper to some chipboard alphas and edging with a black marker.

Pocket #8
More bird stuff. Washi tape. Feather stamped on vellum and fussy cut. Paper clip flag I made with paper and another Mod Melt.

Pocket #9
She plays instruments and sings. Wonderfully. I wanted to incorporate music into a card and thought this stamp was perfect. I fussy cut some leaves and hot glued a cabochon to a paper clip.

Whew. This was really involved but oh so fun to make!

Here are the stamps I used:

4. Vintage Handwritten (on background), sewing set is a discontinued SP and Company set 
8. Feather
9. Musical Butterfly (discontinued from SP and Company)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. And making it all the way to the end of the post!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 17, 2015

baby jack jack layout

The current challenge at The Paper Girls is Superheroes!

I've had these photos of my little one dressed as baby Jack Jack from The Incredibles that I've been wanting to scrap for years.

I used a sunray stencil to ink a yellow starburst onto my background. Matted my photos in black. Added title with stickers. Simple journaling card. And the only embellishment is the mask that went with his costume!

I don't know why it took me so long to do this.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy scrapping and please play along in our challenge if you get a chance!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

family layout

More of our family photos scrapped.
This time for the Unity sketch challenge.

Here's the sketch:

I followed it almost exactly.

Some close-ups of the stamps:

Unity stamps used:
Think Happy Thoughts

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

thanks a latte tag

I made a little tag for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.
The challenge theme is "coffee or tea".

 Now while they are both my two favorite refreshments, I was in the mood for coffee when I made this!

Unity's Vintage Handwritten (on background) and Thanks (from grab bag)
Crafter's Companion Journal Jottings 
Close to my Heart Treats of Friendship

Limking up to Simon Says Stamp's Work it Wednesday - Refreshments

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

family photos finally scrapbooked

I've had these family photos laying around for a year and a half now and am now just getting around to scrapbooking them! I decided to start playing along with's challenges too.

This is from their Lilac #2 sketch:

This was Lilac #1 from last week that I never got around to photographing in time.

My goal is to play along in the whole ten-week series. Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Monday, July 6, 2015

happy new baby

Our current challenge over at The Paper Girls is all about babies! So I whipped up this card since I suddenly know several preggos and I know I will need this card eventually.

 I'm in the middle of a craft room reorganization and I found these Authentique scraps. I'm not sure what project they were left over from but they were so cute I just had to put them on a baby card. Stamps are from Unity; clothesline is from Small Things Matter but I'm not sure what kit the sentiment is from.

I'm going to make up a few more of these in several colors to have on hand. :)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!