Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Now it is your turn. Start digging into that giant tin full of chipboard, or whatever you have. We want to see what you come up with. So head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge and link up your number embellished project. Don't forget to check out what the other talented Belli Girls came up with too!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Sorry the photo is a little dark...it has been raining on and off all day here. I stamped the penguin trio and colored the head gear with markers. I used some of the snowflake images from the same sheet of stamps for the small ovals, and the top of the penguin oval. The PP is from SEI's Kris Kringle collection. The ribbon is from my stash...I think it was a Target $1 spot purchase a few years back.
Well that is all for now...stop back tomorrow for a brand new Creative Belli Challenge!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
The image is from Sweet 'n Sassy, and she colored it with gel pens. I helped her cut a branch with the Cricut. The whole idea of the owl on a branch in the night time was her idea. She found this PP in my stash, and it fit perfect! She wanted a moon too. The stars we added with the i-Rock.
The image is a Riley Moose from Hannah Stamps, the PP is from the Target $1 spot, and the sentiment is from TAC. Oh and the little gems are from our LSS...the nice lady gave the girls a couple one time we were there.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
So, it does have pink on it, but I thought it turned out super cute. I used my Cricut to cut out a big heart to use at the photo mat, and also cut some "xoxo"s out to add too it too. So it seems a bit girly to me, but really it is not easy to find blue or green lips paper...lol. I added some white chalk ink to the edges of the heart with a stipple brush. I also added some white chalk ink to the "xoxo"s. Sorry about the glare on this photo...the lips are metallic, so the light just hit it right. I tried another shot, but it was too dark.
Well, it is Friday, so that means my dear friend is coming back to do more scrapbooking today. I am hoping to finish the few pages I have left in this album once and for all today. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I added some blue fun flock to the blanket. I added some blue stickles to the giraffe's spots and antlers, and some liquid pearl to the diaper. Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by. OH...and tomorrow I will be posting a QKR Stampede card I made over the weekend...so be sure to stop by!
Some of the trees I "filled" with "leaves", and others I made with less. I kinda wish there was a little green in with it, but oh well...lol. I have some mint green flower soft, but I didn't think that would go well with it. Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by!
Well...onto the reason for this post...lol.
Today is a new challenge over at the Creative Belli Challenge...it is our 100th challenge actually! I just love the Belli Challenge, and am so excited to be a part of this very talented Design Team. In case you have never played along before, the whole idea behind the Creative Belli Challenge is to use things you already have. So grab those buttons from 2 years ago you HAD to have, or that ribbon that was on sale last year that you couldn't pass up, and USE IT! We are all guilty of "hoarding" our papers and embellishments, but if you are like me, you need to use up what you have before you can buy new (well at least you should...lol). So this week we are asking you to dig into the back of your "craft cave", as our Belli Girl Holly calls it, and pull out something that begins with "B". Let your imagination go to work...use buttons, brads, bows, brackets, bobby pins...lol...the possibilities are endless. Here is what I came up with.Buttons and Bows! My mom asked me to make a girly birthday card for my niece, so I thought this was perfect. I used a pink CS base, and added the cream squares. I used my Cricut to cut the little flowers from some PP from SEI's birthday papers. I added a little SEI "B"utton to the center of each. I then used some ribbon from SEI and tied a "B"ow with it. Last I added the "B"irthday stamp from SU. Well I hope you play along with us over at Creative Belli Challenge, don't forget to link up your "B" creation so we can see it. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Ok I think that is all for now! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
So now...onto my creations. I have 2 for you today. I just loved the choices of Halloween images in the QKR Stampede Store. So many adorable fall images too. I decided to go with some Halloween stamps for this hop. My first project is a card. I just LOVED this little bat image he caught my eyes right away. You can find him HERE , and his name is Blind Bat.
I stamped him off and colored him with water color crayons. I find that when an image is "meant" to be black, I like to either use colored pencils or water color crayons. It also helps to see all the details on his wings too. I made his little glasses orange because of the whole orange being a Halloween color. I "fussy cut" him and layered onto a black CS diamond. The PP is from SEI, and I had to get it when I saw it, because I thought it would go so well with this stamp! For the sentiment, I hand wrote with white gel pen onto black CS, and layered the pieces of black onto the crazy lined PP. The black and white "crazy lines" paper is actually the reverse side of the bat PP. I thought it looked neat because it brought out the lines in the back of the bats too. It is hard to see from the photo, but there are green crazy lines on the bat paper too. Here is my second project for this hop. This adorable little witch is called Riding. I colored her with colored pencils and Gamsol (my latest favorite thing EVER...lol). I used a sizzix pillow box die, and cut out the pillow box. I "fussy cut" the little witch out and layered her onto the pillow box front. I added some yellow stickles to be stars. I thought this might be a cute classroom gift for Halloween treats...of course that would mean I have to mass produce 50 of them...lol. So...not positive if I am going to go with this yet. LOL. I really liked this image though because it is very cute...she isn't a scary looking witch at all. As a matter of fact, pretty much all the Halloween images in the QKR Stampede store are cute and not scary looking. As a mom of little ones, I like that a lot!
Well that is all I got for you. Don't forget to leave comments as you hop along...there is a PRIZE involved in our hop today! You will need to be sure to leave a comment on each DT lady's blog, as well as the QKR Stampede Blog. Now...I am going to send you off on a broomstick to
If at any point during the hop (flight), you get lost, just head on back to the QKR Stampede Blog and find your next stop. Thanks so much for flying by!!!! Have a SPOOK-tacular day!
NOW onto some business...lol. Tomorrow is the QKR Stampede DT Sept. blog hop. Please join us for the last hop with the current Design Team. We will be featuring some of the fabulous Fall and Halloween images from the QKR Stampede store. Now as we have done in the past, our blog hop will start at the QKR Stampede Blog HERE. From there, you will be able to hop along to each talented DT ladies blog to see her wonderful creations. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I started by stamping the image onto kraft CS, and coloring with colored pencils and Gamsol. I trimmed it down, and began layering papers. The pink background paper and the striped paper are both PPs from the TAC set More Moxie. I added some cream colored lace from SU, and a little green flower. I used a pink gem for the flower center. I used the "praying for you" sentiment from the same stamp set. All are layered onto a kraft CS base. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Well that is all for now. Don't forget to stop by on Friday for the QKR Stampede Fall/Halloween Blog hop!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
One last thing...just wanted to let you know that we have one last blog hop featuring the current QKR Stampede Design Team coming up. NEXT FRIDAY 9/10. So...be sure to join us, we will be featuring some of the awesome fall and Halloween images this time. See you then!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Today Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is celebrating 10 new stamp set releases. Well, the DT ladies did a blog hop, and part of it included a few challenges "hidden" along the hop. I wanted to share a card with you I made for 2 of those 3 challenges. First I used the sketch from
Janette's Blog, and I also made this a non-traditional color Christmas card...which was the challenge from Chrissy's Blog. Here is the card I made.Unfortunately, I don't have any of the awesome new releases from Sweet 'n Sassy yet, so I used this image that I picked up from Inky Antics at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour this past weekend. I just feel in love with this adorable little s'more set when I saw it. I had picked up PP a few weeks back at my LCS. I thought it would look cute on a scrapbook page, since we do a LOT of s'more making at our property. I added the gingham ribbon, and used a SU boarder punch for the scallops on brown CS. The sentiment is also from the same Inky Antics set. I used my colored pencils and Gamsol to color the s'more. I would say this is a bit non-traditional...lol. Thanks for stopping by!
Today is Wednesday...which means it is Creative Belli Challenge day. It was so nice to see so many people played along with our last challenge. I hope you will join us again this time. Since we are all about using stuff we have, or haven't touched in forever, today our theme is to use an old stamp. Now...I wasn't sure how old to go with this one...since I do have some stamps that are probably 15 years old now. So, I went and dug through my drawer of "old stamps", and came out with a gumball machine stamp...that I can honestly say I don't think I have EVER used. Next, I reached in again to find something to put inside the gumball machine. So...out came a little Hero Arts Candy Corn stamp that has been collecting dust. I have had the gumball machine for so long, I don't even know who made it. I think I picked it up at a show about 12-15 years ago...lol. So I everything stamped and put together, and I can honestly say...I wasn't happy with it. My mom and my DH really liked it though, and with being so sick this past weekend, I couldn't make it back down to my craft room to try again. I did start another card, but didn't get to finish it, so here is the gumball machine card. So, I stamped the gumball machine, and colored it with markers. For the "filling", I first stamped the part that would be filled with candy onto another piece of white CS. I also stamped it onto some acetate, so it would look like it is colored in glass.
After stamping the candy corn image, using some masking technique to do it, I layered it all together to look like the machine was filled with candy corn. Next, I layered it onto this candy corn PP that I believe was a from a set I bought at the Target $1 spot a while back. Last, I decided to add a Halloween sentiment, which is from a TAC set I have had for about a year. I stamped the sentiment onto some yellowish orange CS, and trimmed it to fit. Everything was layered onto a white CS base. Well, that is all for now. Don't forget to head on over to the Creative Belli Challenge Blog, and check out what the rest of the Belli Girls put together for you to see. AND...we would love for you to play along with us. So...dig into the back of that stamp drawer or shelf, grab out an old stamp, and play along with us. Don't forget to link your project to the bottom of the Creative Belli Challenge 99 post so we can see what you came up with!