Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A little news and some sassy inspiration!

I am SO EXCITED to announce I have been asked to join Kenny K's Krafty Girlz!! I'm super thrilled to be working with so many talented ladies and hope to see lots of my followers participating in the challenges that will start JULY 11th!!! WOOHOO!

Here is my card! It was very fun to use embossing powders, a sticker, crete paper and velvet ribbon all in one card! I used the June 14th Sassy card sketch! Now see what inspired me!
Also I wanted to share a card I made for a challenge over at Sassy lil Sketches. They challenged us to take a peek over at Csn stores find an inspiration piece and CREATE! My inspiration came from 2 places. The left side of my cardwas inspired by this beautiful headboard! I used pop dot squares and stuck them to the card then pealed off the top every other pop dot and covered it with silver embossing powder, then did the same to the rest using a black embossing powder. I then pushed in small brads to replicate the look of the headboard.

The pattern and ruffle around the sentiment were inspired by this stunning bedding set! WANT IT!! :) The ruffle is made from crepe paper .

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Digital Doodles

If you know me , you know how much I LOVE Jenni Bowlin products!! Well over at Card-Blanc, Kathy is giving away an awesome collection of Jenni Bowlin goodies. All you had to do was be a member of the digital doodles club and combine two of her darling a stamps on a card. As if that wasn't sweet enough we even were given the "Beautiful Butterfly" digi! So I decided to use field flowers as my second stamp, I actually played with the digital stamps before printing(A first for me, notice the "half" a butterfly? Tried to make it look as though it was sitting on the flower.). I colored them with my copics and cut them out to paper piece on this fun blue paper by Bo Bunny.The sun was two cirlce and strips of yellow and orange that was run trough my paper crimper. The clouds were cut from Bo Bunny also. Hope you like the card, and of course I'm wishing you all sunshine too!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Kenny K's digi stamps

Maybe you have been noticing some super fun new digis out there and are wondering where the heck the came from? I was, I found a super awesome golfer boy digi, at Free Digital Stamps and nearly jumped for joy! I was so happy to finally see where the stamps were coming from! So let me shout it out! Go to ..and BUY THEM!! LOL I had to get Rocker chick, but I know I'll be back shortly.

Also there is a DT Call out at the moment which you can find here ..but be quick the call close June 26th... So RUN don't walk :)
I used the White out line by We R Memory Keepers. And white prima roses,that I colored to match my rocker chick! And of course had to have a little bit of glimmer mist , Patina and Yellow daisy. I sprayed them opposite directions so the middle is a little green!

That was not the only card I made today! I also used the freebie for this month! It ROCKS!! I used the Man Stack by DCWV. The ribbon was from Making Memories "ruby". I free handed the golf tee (no laughing!) and printed the sentiment from my computer. So please go check out Kenny K's digi stamps! And wish me luck in the DT call!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tree Hugger

So last night I was feeling quite mojo-less, so I was up to my second favorite thing, retail therapy! I was just window shopping until I came across the darling digi by TiddlyInks! I is simply adorable!! I LOVE IT!!! So of course I had to make a card at 11:30 pm! :) I used paper by 3 bugs in a rug, called Animal stackers, the little animals are too cute!! I used my MS doily punch, green buttons, raffia, and lace. I initially pieced the top of the tree but wanted the grass to match so I cut a strip to be my "grass". I even got to use one of my new Muse tokens by Tim Holtz! Thanks for checking it out!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Dear!

I popped back over the The Burtonesque Dolls this week and was excited to see the challenge was to create a card/project fit for a Burton birthday. I thought about it all week then tonight it came to me... the Twisted Tea digi from the greating farm would be perfect. Paper was from Little Yellow Bicycle, MS spiderweb punch, copics and clear dew drops. The sketch was from Annabelle Stamps Blog! Hope you like it!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Robot Card and a little something..

This week over at Tiddly Inks the challenge was to use a Tiddly Inks roboy and create a *bleep bleep* EXCELLENT card! In thier store I couldn't ddecide so I bought Roboto and Mega Bot. I just finished my Mega Bot card, with a little help from my son. He told me what it should say! I used Bazzil cardstock, metal sheets from making memories, Mr. Mega bot, my trusty copics, and brads, (not sure of brand, these were given to me) I ran the metal sheet through my cuttlebugand cut it down with my spellbinders but it was incredibly sharp, something my left pointer finger can attest to. So I filed , and filed and filed until it wasn't sharp. So be warned if you use metal sheets!! But it does look pretty cool don't you think? ;)
So in honor of father's day my hubby picked a random number 137, Loyaz! Send me your address at Caliedee @ hotmail dot com, and I'll send you some of your favorite craft items!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweeney Todd, what a life saver.

6 more days to enter my BLOG CANDY!!!
So this week during my weekly blog wanderings I found a challenge blog called The Burtonesque Dolls! I can tell you right now I will SO be a regular around there! This weeks challenge was inspired by Sweeney Todd, a movie that was so compelling, maybe it was the colors and scenery, or two of my favorites actors of all time.The challenge was to create a Sweeney inspired card using decorative scissors or distressing techniques. My favorite scene happens to be when Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett are at the beach because I adored her bathing suit and the popping colors in the scene. So I started working on this card and got to play with some of my favorite goodies! The stamp is from Tiddlyinks, my paper was Core'dinations (which are awesome to distress) and American Crafts, I used my MS drippy goo punch and Tim Holtz Film ribbon.Here's a close up of my bathing beauty. The sentiment read U R A life saver, get it?!?!? You are a lifesaver! HAHA my hubby didn't get it :(And my favorite embellishment. The flowers are two white primas with black skulls. So I coloredthem with my copics and added some red glimmermist. Then I cut several strips of TH film ribbon using my razorback decorative scissors and layered them around the flowers then just to help it stand out I placed a white circle in the back.I absolutely loved working on this card, and it took a lot of time so I could get it just right! Hope you like my take on Sweeney Todd!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Congrats Graduate!

I made this card for a cousin who will be graduating this weekend. And since the challenge at Sassy Studio Designs was graduation I just had to get my hands on this "Sandra's Graduation" stamp. Could it honestly be more perfect for this time of year? I'm sure we all know a sassy little graduate! I colored her with my copic markers. The flowers were made using spellbinders and glimmer mist, cut them out spray them, crumple them up and let them dry! Layer them on top of one another and add a button. So easy but adds great dimension! I used the sketch from Annabelle Stamps Blog for inspiration. I was so thrilled with how everything looked all put together and I didn't just want a regular old card so I also did a little work on the inside :
Inside I made two little pocket folders, you know in honor of the whole " done with school thing". Which are perfect to tuck the gift we painstakingly searched for. :: ok she's getting cash and maybe a gift card if I make it to a store in time:) :: Hope you like my graduation card! I have so much more to share shortly! AND 10 more days to enter my to win my blog candy!!!

All paper was from the boyfriend line by Cosmo Cricket, and craft cardstock


Sassy Studio Designs : Graduation

Annabelle Stamps Blog : sketch

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Happy Birthday Card

This week I absolutely fell in love with the sketch from Get Sketchy Card Challenges! It was so creative and different fro m any sketch I have used before. The diagonal sunburst lines just reminded me of a rainbow and I knew the perfect stamp to go with my rainbow! My little pea from Pixie Dust Studios his sign usually says "Give Peace a Chance" but I took a little time to learn how to alter and made the sign read "Happy Birthday". Then I worked on my "rainbow", busted out my trusty MS border punch and went to town! Chalenges:
Pixie Dust Studios: Punch It Out
Get Sketchy: Sketch
Pile it On : Get Quirky

Thursday, June 3, 2010

I'm feeling a little magical tonight :)

This week my wonderful hubby locked me in my craft room and said I had better get something done :) So I decided to work on some challenges I always want to enter but never get the time! This card is for the Doodle Dragon Studio's challenge to incorporate flowers! Isn't this bear just adorable?