Thursday, August 23, 2018

Panda Gift Bag

     For my birthday this year, I decided to plan my own party. I met my kids and grandkids at the Natural History Museum Downtown. We checked out the exhibits and went to the I-MAX theater. The I-MAX was showing "Pandas". We went to Pappadeaux's Seafood for a mid-afternoon lunch, then back to my house for panda cupcakes. I had also prepared goody bags for the kids. I decorated bags that contained a fictional panda book, panda bubbles, panda cookies, and panda plushies. 

     I made a window using the Wood Leaves paper, then inseted the panda with 2 balloons. I tied twine to the balloons and attached them behind the panda's hand.

     This is Brooklyn's bag. You can tell because of the "B" on the gift tag. I cut the "B" and panda out of the Kraft paper, then placed a black mat behind to make it pop. I used white Gell pen to make the v's for his eyes.

     Here are the cupcakes I made using Pirouette Cookies. Don't the cookies look like bamboo???



     Patterned Paper: Recollections - Wood Leaves
                              BoBunny - Beach Therapy (Island Hop)
                              Graphic 45 - Safari Adventure (Birds of a Feather)
     Card Stock: My Colors - Black Magic
     Ink: Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Silhouette File - Panda Card by Daniela Moscone
                             Panda Letters B,L,E 
      Embellies: Kraft Gift Bag - 8 x 10 x 4.5
                        White Gel Pen
                        Eyelets - Mini White
                        Twine - Baby Blue & Olive


2 Sisters on the Blog Challenge #18 - Gift Bag - #21 - *

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Unicorn Birthday

     My granddaughter is having a unicorn rainbow birthday party. I whipped this up on my Silhouette. Everything on this card is cut on the Silhouette except the sentiment, which is a Burniston die.  I used Echo Park's "Little Girl" 

     It is so easy to fall in love with this unicorn. It has so many fun details and opportunities for different papers.

     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Little Girl - Cindy Circles
                                                                Gingham Baby
                                                                Laundry Lucy
                                                                Jody's Stripes
                                                                Sally Stitches
     Card Stock: My Colors - Lovable
                                        Banana Pepper
     Ink: Gina K - Moonlit Fog
     Silhouette File - Unicorn Rainbow 3D Box Card by Snapdragon Snippets
     Die: Burniston - Word Set 2 - Birthday 
      Embellies: Mini Brads - Pink


Creative Sketchy Girls - Color Palette - #1 - Winner !

MOD Squad - Bright Days Ahead (Rainbow) - #3 - Winner!

Little Red Wagon - Hippo Birdie - #5 - *

Monday, August 20, 2018

Panda Birthday

     I love black/white and one more color. This Passionate Pink paper gets such a great POP with it. I just got this Pudgie Panda from Stamps of Life. It was just sitting on the craft table waiting to be used. Lisa Hidy designed this fun sketch for the challenge over at the Sketch N Scrap blog.

Front of Card
     I had a different plan when I cut those two 1/8 inch strips. They reminded my of chopsticks so I stood them up. 

Sketch #128 by Lisa Hidy

Inside of Card

     For the inside of the card, I used the left over strips of patterned paper. I repeated the chopstick look, as well as the gem. 

     Patterned Paper: Gina K - Petite Patterns
     Card Stock: Gina K - Black
                                    Passionate Pink
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Stamps: Stamps of Life - Panda Pudgie
     Die: Stamps of Life - Panda Pudgie 
      Embellies: Rick Rack - Black
                        Paper Studio - Gems Zebra 8mm


As You Like It - Black/White and 1 More Color - #7 - Winner!

Creative Friday - Only 3 Colors - #7 - *
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Feature a Creature - #52 - *
Little Red Wagon - Lions, Tigers, Bears - #21 - *
Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday - #8 - August 31
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Anything Goes - #7 - *
That's Crafty! - Animal Magic - #103 - *

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Flip A Zoo

     If you know baseball, you know that NOBODY was playing baseball on July 19 - it was still the AllStar break. My husband was on his way out the door to play poker. I was wondering what I was going to do with my evening. I was feeling so lazy that I wasn't even interested in crafting. Fifteen minutes before my husband left, my phone "dinged" with a notice that a CUBS game was starting in a few minutes.  Turns out that CUBS/Cardinals had a make-up game. Man - I came alive!!!! I was dancing my way to the craft room. What to make; what to make. I rifled through my photos and found these 6 pics of my grandson showing off his Flipazoo collection. I pulled out the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Collection and Sketch #158. I set the Apple TV to CUBS baseball and in no time at all I had a one-page layout and the CUBS had 9 runs to the Cardinals 6. Good news all around!

Sketch # 158 by Lisa Hidy

     I used my Cameo Silhouette to construct this title. I welded the word "Flip" with a pith helmet and added 3 mini silver eyelets for a realistic look. 

     Since I fussy cut and matted a zebra in the corner, I repeated the zebra print on the helmet band, title mat, and chipboard button.

Matted Zebra
     I shaped a piece of ephemera as a tag, added a zebra chipboard button, and a green ribbon knot. I penned a little journaling here.  

Materials List: 
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Safari Adventure 
                                (Creatures Great and Small, Natural Habitat, Serengeti Outfitters)
                                (Ephemera, Chipboard)
     Card Stock: My Colors - Desert Cactus
                                        Harvest Orange
                       Bazzill - Rocky Road
     Dies: Burniston - Ovals (Crosshatch)
     Silhouette Files: Font - 
                            Safari Hat
     Embellies: Ribbon - Green
                     Eyelets - 3 mini silver


Bimini Moose Scrapbook Challenge - Anything Goes - #1 - *