Thursday, August 21, 2014

Home for Christmas

     LOTV stamps' challenge topic for August is Christmas. Problem is that I don't have a LOTV Christmas stamp. I decided not to let that deter my challenge entry. I chose the "Toot, Toot" stamp.

     I remember every Christmas as a little girl, standing by the window waiting for my sister and brothers to get home for Christmas. They are all considerably older than me and had their own homes. Now I stand at the window waiting for my children to come home for Christmas. Seems I am always waiting for someone . . . Christmas is so much more, when everyone is "home".


Paper: We R - North Pole Collection
                            Winter Wonderland
                            Wrapping Paper
                            Candy Cane
             Bazzill Basics - Saltillo
                                       Sour Apple
             Copics Paper
Stamp - Lili of the Valley - Toot, Toot
           - Hero Arts - All Hearts Go Home For Christmas by Lisa Spangler     
Die - Elizabeth Craft: Holly Border
                                    Holly Flourish
   Brads - Silver Bells
   Make It Christmas - Pine Cones and Berry Picks
   TPC Studio Timeless Christmas - Framed Jewels
   Elizabeth Craft - Transparent Glitter Stickers (Copic R29)
   Car: R22 R27 R29
   Grill: C1 C3 C5
   Tires: W1 W3 W5
   Lights/Gloves: C1 C3
   Car Trims: Y26 C3
   Face: E31 E33 E35
   Scarf: YG91 G95 G99
   Hair: Y21 YR23
   Hat: E55 E57 E59
   Ground: W5 C1 C3 
Inside of Card

Die - Elizabeth Craft: Holly Border
Embellishment - Elizabeth Craft: Transparent Glitter Stickers (Copic R29)
Hero Arts - house and sentiment "may your hone be filled with the joys of the season"
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:
   Poppy Red
   Sienna Brown
   Cloud Blue


Alphabet Challenge - N is for Natural (pine cones) -*
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper -*
 Everybody Art Challenge - Fave Stamps (LOTV) -*
Hobby Cutz Challenge - Fave Challenge (Christmas) -*
Inky Impressions Challenge - Anything Goes -*
LOTV Challenge Ideas to Inspire - Christmas in August -*
Penny's Paper Crafty - 3C's Christmas, Children, Critters -*
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes -*
Word Art Wednesday - Uplifting - *


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Little Hello Shaker

   Here is my August SWAP for the Scrapp'n Savvy Card SWAP using a paper collection by Pink Paislee called "Pen Pals". I know that everyone else has made shaker cards before, but I never have. Here is my first.


Paper: Pink Paislee - Pen Pals Collection
                                      First Class
                                      Priority Mail
                                      Pen Pals
Ribbon: Navy
Edge Punch:
Corner Punch:
Die Cuts: Circles
Sequins: Pink and Blue
Inside of Card


ABC Challenge - R is for Ribbon -*
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes -*
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes -*
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper -*
 DL ART Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes - 8/31
Ladybug Crafts - Fave Colors -*
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes -*
Simon Says - Anything Goes -*

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wood Ducky

    I decided to make a birthday card for my father-in-law. He is quite the Louisiana sportsman, so I made a wood duck with the Elizabeth Craft's Rubber Ducky die.

    I have to mention that it is no easy task to find pictures of Louisiana wildlife. I put in a Google search for "Louisiana ducks". When I clicked on images I got an entire page of men in camouflage overalls holding up dead ducks. I may be a reasonably good card maker, but even I could not manage to make this cute little duck look dead, and besides wood ducks are "OUT OF SEASON".

    Ultimately, here is a very "cute" wood duck.


Ink - Stampin' Up
               Tempting Turquoise
               Pumpkin Pie
               More Mustard
               Crushed Curry
        Tim Holtz
                Black Soot
Die - Elizabeth Craft
              Rubber Ducky
Stamp - Penny Black
                   Cat's Tales
Colored Pencils - Prismacolor
                                  Dark Green
                                  Putty Beige
                                  Magenta/Dark Purple
                                  Yellow Ochre
                                  Warm Grey
Punch - 1 1/2 inch circle - used to punch mask for sun from Post-It
Baby Oil - used to blend colored pencil
Acetate - used to stamp reflection in water
Post-Its - used to mask sun and landscape
Inside of Card


Allsorts Challenge - Use a Mask --*
Crafting for All Seasons - Feature a Creature -*
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes -  *
Creative Moments - Animals -*
Inky Impressions - Animal Friends -*
Loves Rubber Stamps - Stamps/Out of Season *
Paper Pretties - Boy Cards -*
The Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies - *
  Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes -*
Scraps of Life -  Summer w/die -*
Wags 'n Whiskers - Birthday -*

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Elegant Ornament

   Elizabeth Craft has a new set of dies to entice the card maker. This card will be perfect for my mother-in-law this Christmas.

Inside of card


Paper: Basic Gray - Serenade Collection (Riding Habit)
           Bazzil Basics - Brown, Tan, Green, White
           Gold Metallic
Dies: Elizabeth Craft: Ornament Set #3, Merry Christmas, and Candle (Pine Boughs).
Stickers: Elizabeth Craft 
                  Starfoam Outline Stickers - Borders and Corners - Gold
Border Punch: EK Success - 3/8 Ribbon
                         EK Success - Open Scallop
Cameo Silhouette: Nested Ovals
Ribbon - Gold - 1/4 in x 6 in

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Aquarium Fun

   My grandson made his first trip to the aquarium on June 6th. He was in New Orleans visiting his great-grandparents. Great-grandma loves to show off the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. Even when my son was young, we made several trips to the River Walk to see the Aquarium, eat beignets, visit the St. Louis Cathedral, and eat muffalettas at the Central Grocery. Some things never get old.
   My daughter-in-law asked me to make a scrapbook page for the pictures. I had 2 sheets of Graphic 45 - Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes paper left. I used the plaid from the back. It only took one sheet, so now I need to think of a use for the LAST piece.


Paper: Graphic 45: Mother Goose Collection (Nursery Rhymes)
Cameo Silhouette Files used:
   Aquarium Fun - Miss Kate Cuttables
   Echo Park Splash Tag - Echo Park
   Scuba Mask - Sarah Bailey
   Pool Fins and Snorkel - Sarah Bailey

Friday, August 8, 2014

Something's Fishy

   Here is my July SWAP for the Scrapp'n Savvy card SWAP. I pulled out a stamp set that I got on clearance at Michael's and mixed it with the assigned paper - Pebbles - Birthday Wishes Collection.

Inside of Card
   Since I had 5 different colors of fish brads, I felt I needed to change the color scheme according to the color of the brad.



Paper: Pebbles - Birthday Wishes Collection
                              Party Hat
                              You're Invited
                              Just for You
                              Celebration (I used the back of every one of these, so none of the titles
                                  seem to apply)
           Dear Lizzy - Christmas Winter Wishes (the turquoise paper - once again the back)
           Bazzill Basics - Carrot Cake
Tim Holtz Distress Markers:
           Wild Honey
           Mowed Lawn
           Picked Raspberry
           Peacock Feathers
           Spiced Marmalade
Gelly Roll: Stardust Clear
Recollections - Brads (Fish)
Pearls - White - 3 sizes
Stamp: Hampton Art Outlines -"HIP-HIP-HOORAY It's Your Birthday Today!"
Die Set: - Sizzix - Celebration Set #2


ABC Challenge - Q is for Quote -*
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes -*
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes -*
Crafty Girls - ATG (1/3) - Anything Goes -*
DL ART Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes - 8/31/14
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes -*
Sister Act - weekly - Anything Goes -*
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes -*
Wags 'n Whiskers - Birthday -*