Friday, July 30, 2010
Again the blog is Top Tip Tuesday!
On the cover I cut a heart with my Cricut, and wrote "All About Me". On each page, I cut either a 1"x2" rectangle or punched an oval from purple CS. For the first 1/2 of the book I wrote on the CS pieces things like; Me!, My Family, Mommy, Daddy, etc. The last couple pages I just attached the CS pieces and this will give her mom a chance to put whatever she wants there. I think it turned out pretty cute...especially since I did it on such a time crunch...lol. The only other thing I would like to do to it is to reinforce the binding. It is pretty good, but I am just thinking little hands won't be as gentle as us adults on it. I actually sent my DH to the store to look for purple duct tape for me to reinforce the binding...lol.
Well, we have a busy weekend ahead of us now. We have this birthday party, the Summerfest/Lawn Fete event at our church, and our family picnic. So Hopefully I will also be able to squeeze some craft room time in there too, but no promises...lol. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Isn't it cute????!!! I just think he is so funny. Well I stamped him off and colored with markers. I trimmed him and layered it onto a yellow CS circle. Now I didn't' have any banana background paper on hand (gee I wonder why? lol), so I decided to try out my Cricut markers. I got them when I first got my Cricut, but never opened the package. So I thought now was the time to try. I found this little banana image on the Create-a-Critter Cartridge. So I experimented, and ended up with what you see above. I guess I could have put the rows a little closer together, but all and all not bad for the first time playing with the markers. I also added little faces to them to go with the banana stamped image. I added some yellow ribbon, and peachish colored buttons. Last I hand wrote the sentiment..."Hope you are peeling better soon!", and cut with an oval punch. I layered that onto a yellow scalloped oval, and attached with foam tape.
If you like this cute and silly banana image, be sure to check out the QKR Stampede store for more adorable images. Also, if you haven't "Liked" the QKR Stampede Facebook page yet, follow THIS link and be sure to "like" us today. Every Monday for the month of August, Maribeth (QKR Stampede owner) will be picking one luck FB fan to win any stamp of their choice from the QKR Stampede website.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what I have for QKR Stampede Thursday.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
So I wanted to share one of the cards I made today. This one is also for 3 different challenges. I used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch for my layout. I also made a Christmas card...which is the challenge over at the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Blog this week. And, my Christmas card is pastel colors...which is the challenge at the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week. I used this adorable owl image from QKR Stampede called Christmas Cheer. I stamped and colored with watercolor crayons. I paper pieced the hat and scarf, and added some white fun flock to the hat. The papers are from TAC. I added some pink ribbon that I had hanging out in the ribbon drawer. I hand wrote the sentiment...which was supposed to be like "Ho Ho Ho", but the owl version...lol.
Well that is all for now. I will be posting the other cards I made over the next few weeks for you to see too. Stop back Thursday to see an adorable card I made using my Cricut and THIS image from QKR Stampede.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
She used this bear image from TAC, and colored with colored pencils. The PP is from Target $1 spot. She wanted the green CS along the side with the pink CS strip on it. Then she picked some heat set gems for the bling. I helped her put them on using my i-Rock.
I also wanted to share the card she made for the previous challenge. I feel terrible I never got it posted in time, but I thought I would share it anyway. The card was for a summer, and beach themed challenge.
The images are from Hannah Stamps.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Now it is time to hop on over to SARAH'S blog and see what she has in store for you.
Don't forget if at anytime you get "lost" along the hop, just head on over to the QKR Stampede Blog, and pick up from there. Oh, and don't forget to leave some comments for us along the way. We love to "hear" your thoughts!
So I was attempting an all black and white card. I started with the dalmatian image onto white. For the base I used white, and added a piece of Core-dinations CS. I wadded it up into a ball, and then flattened and sanded it. For the black strip, I used white ink and the little paw prints from the Sweet 'n Sassy set "I woof you". I used the bone stamp from that set for the paper behind the dalmatian. For the piece under the dog, I used the core-dination CS again, and tore it and sanded it. Last I added some white eyelets. It didn't turn out as I have envisioned it...lol, but I still think it was cute. Thanks for looking!
I used this adorable Cocoa teacup stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy. I colored it to go with the teacup PP. The other CS colors are also colors from the PP. I added the brown teacup brads, and the sentiment (which is from the same stamp set as the teacup). That is all for now! Thanks for stopping by!
I used the sketch from the Repeat Impressions What If? Wednesday Sketch. The card image is from TAC. I stamped it in not quite navy, and added a couple mirrored gems to it. The green PP is from the Guy Stack from DCWV, and the card paper is one I had on hand...I can't remember who makes it. I added some brown ribbon, and brown buttons. No glitter or shimmer...just some "hubcaps". Well that is it for now. I have a couple other cards I made today too for challenges, and I will share those later. Don't forget to stop back Friday AM for our QKR Stampede Blog Hop!
This adorable owl is called Christmas Cheer. I just love owls, and there are so many great owl images from QKR. I stamped this guy and colored with colored pencils. I added some crystal effects to his glasses, and some sparkling fun flock to the hat trim. I layered the image onto some PP from TAC, and then attempted the fancy ribbon again...lol. I just love the way this ribbon technique looks. I added a little brad I made with my i-Top to the ribbon too. A simple card, but still very cute.
Now onto the good details! Tomorrow is our QKR Stampede July Blog Hop. We are calling our hop this month, Frosty in July! Come on over tomorrow morning to the QKR Stampede Blog and hop along with us. There are some wonderful "frosty" cards for you to see!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Now here is my take on it.A while back I won a set of spinner cards (precut CS to make spinner cards, with directions), so I thought this was a good time to pull those out. I had never done a spinner card before, so this was a new experience for me. I used a blue spinner base piece, and added some of these PP pieces from Imaginisce's Splash Dance Collection. The dolphin is also from that same collection. I stamped and colored it with watercolor crayons. I trimmed it out, and got it all layered up on the pennies to make it spin. I then layered it onto a white CS base. Now this is where I "messed up" a little...lol...being my first time. I totally forgot you can see through the hole...lol. Oh well, it still turned out really cool. Last I added some embellishments. Last year at CHA in Orlando, I participated in some focus groups, well the one group they gave us 2 bags of heat set gems and mirrored pieces. Fabulous for those of us that had heat setters...lol. Well I have one now! I recently got an i-Rock, so I have been going to town using these pieces that have been sitting in my craft room for a year now. So I added the star gem to the dolphin, and the "drops" to the sides of the spinner section. They are supposed to look like splashes. Last, I hand wrote the "Splashing by with..." on the outside, and the inside says "a birthday hi.". Well, that is it.
Now you need to head on over to the Creative Belli Blog and see what the rest of the DT ladies have come up with for this sketch with a spin! Don't forget to play along with us. We really do love seeing what others come up with. So please play along, and add your link to Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Creative Belli Blog. Have a great day!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Last, I added some ribbon, and the sentiment. The sentiment is from a SU set. I felt that it was the best sentiment I had to go with a science guy...lol. Well that is all for now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am hoping to not shed too many tears at camp drop off...I have to hold myself together for my baby.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Well that is all for now. Have a great weekend. Not sure how much I will be able to craft this weekend. This is the weekend we drop my oldest DD off at camp for the week. I can't believe my baby is going to camp!!!!!
The bear image is from TAC. She colored with markers, and layered onto the PP which is from the Target $1 spot. She added some heart ribbon. The sentiment is from the same set the bears are from. She even used the corner rounder this time. She added some cotton candy stickles (bling), and the little mirrored gems (which I had to help her put on with my i-Rock). Thanks for looking at her work!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ok...that is it...Not my favorite, but I wanted to share anyway...lol. Thanks for stopping by!
Well that is all for now. I am off to get my girls from VBS soon, and headed to Kolh's to use my $10 off $10 coupon. Gotta love that! Have a great day!
Look at that Moose!!! This guy is called Med. Winter Moose. You can find him and many other winter and holiday images in the QKR Stampede Store. I stamped this guy and colored him with marker. I added some liquid applique to his hat brim and hat puffball. Which by the way I HATE pom pom balls...lol. You know how we all have our funny phobias...well for some reason I can't stand pom pom balls...lol...they are soooo gross to me. Ok...enough rambling...I layered this guy onto a cream color circle. I layered that circle onto some pine PP, and put it all together on some brown PP. The PP's are some that I had from SU. I hand wrote the sentiment "Merry" "Christmoose".
Well that is all for today. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully this winter moose helped cool you off too!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Here is the front side and cover.
Here is the back side
I used various papers for this. There is PP from the Target $1 Spot, as well as from DCWV stack (Nana's Kids), and some pieces of Disney papers I purchased as single sheets. I cut her name out of pink CS, and attached to the cover. I added a flower, and some gems using my i-Rock.
There are a couple pages that are just colored CS, and I added some ballerina stickers to them. The book is very plain, but I thought it would be fun for her to add her own touch to it. I hope she likes it! I have really enjoyed making mini chipboard albums as gifts lately. I think they are a fun way for kids to explore paper crafting as well.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Well that is all for now. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
For my next card, I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch. I also am using this card for this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge, which is to make a sports card in honor of the World Cup.
I used this ballerina image from TAC and colored her with watercolor crayons. I layered her onto some purple CS. The sentiment is from the same TAC set. I cut that with a square punch and layered onto a purple scalloped square. The PPs are from the DCWV stack Nana's Kids. I added some purple ribbon, and some purple stars (attached with my i-Rock).
Well that is all for now...off to take the kids to swim lessons.
And here is what it looks like now.Isn't this adorable???!!!! I thought it would make a fun wall hanging. I used some PPs that I have had for awhile too. The PP in each "box" is all from the same set, which I believe was a sale-a-bration set from SU a couple years back. The papers on the outside of the box I got back in March at a crop I went to. The colors all went together perfectly. I printed our names on the computer in the same green and blue in the PPs. I attached them to each box using foam tape. I added a photo of each family member. For the letters and 2010, I used my cricut to cut them out. Last I added some embellishments to the outside of the box. Here are some close-ups of the various flowers I added.
I made these by cutting a circle into a spiral, and curling them up.
For this flower, I used various pieces of ribbon and attached them to the circle center. I added some yellow flower soft to the center of the flower too.
This is just a layered paper flower with a gem in the middle.
This is another layered paper flower with a button in the middle.
Well, that is all for now. I hope you play along with us this week at the Creative Belli Challenge. Be sure to stop over to the Creative Belli Blog to see all the altered items the DT ladies have created for inspiration, and be sure to link up your creation so we can see it.