Thursday, May 31, 2012

SFYTT....It's Margarita Time!!

Well....another in just under the  That's what a graduating
High Schooler will do to your time!  But here is the sketch:

And here is a birthday card for a cousin that is the final product:

Ok, fast version....Skipping Stones Designs Stamps, I used my new
Tim Holtz Distress Markers to color it!!  (woohoo--love!!) and used
paper from MME Lost and Found.  The twine is from my stash (I can't
remember which one!!)  Also did distressing with Black Soot ink.

And ok, gotta share the inside:

Thanks for stopping by.....and winners you are running out of time--let me know
if you want your prizes!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Time!!

Yes, my blog candy winners are:

Moon Scraps!  and NWFlamingo!!!  Congrats to you both....please send me an
email at lauracox(at)mailcity(dot)com to claim your prizes!!  You have until this
next Friday....then I will draw new names if I don't hear from ya!  You have won
some rockin' trendy twine, and some other goodies that I will keep a surprise....
but I have a feeling you will love them!

And because I'm posting today....I also thought I'd mention my current post
over on Cutter's Creek.  It's this graduation card:

 And here is the "back":
It's a flip flop card, and I have the directions up on the Cutter's Creek blog
HERE.  Would love it if you'd pop by and say "hi" over there, and you can
check out the details.  I used the newer MME BE Amazing collection for
this card, and also pulled out some of my Unity Stamps (the bee and
sentiment) and also my Stamps of Life stamps (the "Congrats" sentiment)

Hope everyone has a safe, happy Memorial Day weekend.....and take
a moment to remember those who have so bravely and selflessly served
our country, and those who are serving today!  I'm thankful for them

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sometimes Life Can Make You Smile...

Isn't it nice to get a little unexpected chuckle sometimes?  These cards are an
example of that.....I made them for the Practical Scrappers DT.  Have you
been over there yet?  They have a great group of inspiring designers....and
today is humorous LO's and cards....I have three up there make
sure to pop over and say hi!!  I'll still post them here....but check PS out...
they often do giveaways and contests too!!

So first up:

 Isn't he a cutie?  The inside is:
And the next one:
And the inside:
And one more:
And yes, the inside:
All of these are made with Skipping Stones Designs stamps, and I used MME...
Miss Caroline Dolled Up for the last card (paper pieced the purse),  Lost and
Found for the second card, and finally the MME Dilly Dally for the first card.
Also Want2Scrap bling/pearls, Distress Ink in black soot, vintage photo, and
also Memento Ink in black tuxedo and cocoa brown.  Twine and buttons from
my stash!

Hope you enjoyed today's little "lighter side" cards, and yes, I did not forget....
watch in the next day or two for the BLOG CANDY WINNER!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Trendy Twine Fun....and Giveaway Time!

Today is my 2nd stint over at Trendy Twine as a guest designer!  I just
can't get enough of their awesome twine!

Today's Project:

This started out as a $1 charger plate I bought Mike's.  When I saw them,
I knew there was a project waiting to happen! I used Echo Park
Springtime collection.  I measured and then cut a circle of solid EP cardstock
for the base, then the little scene was made with stickers and paper.  The sun,
clouds, "grass" and flowers are fussy cut....with a second set of the sun and
clouds (just the small cloud and sun) to pop dot those for more depth.  The
butterflies and sentiment are from the sticker sheet.  The butterfly strip and
the green word strip (kinda hard to see under the twine) came from the
border cardstock sheet.   I wrapped the gorgeous Grape Fizz Trendy Twine
around and tied a double bow.....then I adhered the whole thing to the
charger plate with Scor Tape.  The frame that finishes it off.....more Scor
Tape carefully laid around the edge (2 layers of the 1/8") and then wrapped
it with more of the Grape Fizz just frames it out perfectly!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.....and hey, I think I might have
mentioned a little blog candy...hmmm???  Well....if you pop over to Trendy
Twine HERE and leave me a comment, and then come back here and leave
me a comment.....I will have a drawing, and a little blog candy coming your
way if you win (ok, maybe even two or THREE of you)!  It will definitely
involve some twine.....and some other good stuff too...I haven't had a chance
to get it together yet (my son's high school graduation has taken a LOT of
time lately! if you've ever seen my blog's always well
worth the time to comment!  Oh, and by the by...make sure you are a follower
of my blog too please!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Baby Love....

Have you played with the new "button trend" yet?  I just had the idea in my head for
this baby card, when I started seeing all the buttons being used lately!  I also wanted
to play along with CR84FN challenge #53:

What an awesome color combo, huh??  Just fell in love with it, and knew I found
the palette for my baby card!  Here was the result:

I used MME Lost and Found 6x6 "Madison Avenue" (pink) and also the Lost
and Found 2 Breeze (aqua) and Bazzill cardstock as my "neutral" base.  The
heart was cut with Spellbinders classic hearts, after I embossed the piece with
the "Seeing Spots" cuttlebug folder.  That piece is popped up to frame the
buttons underneath...they are from Fancy Pants.  The twine is the pretty "Sky"
color from Trendy Twine, the pearls and border punch from Martha Stewart,
and last but not least....the "Precious Baby" sentiment, is from the stamp set
"Sweet Pea" from Shabby Chic Stamp Co.  (stamped in Broken China Ink)
If you haven't seen that's one of THE best baby stamp sets I've seen,
it's really adorable!

Thanks for stopping by today.....hope you get a little playtime, it's
time to clean my craft it's ready for the next crafting adventures!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I'm a Guest at Trendy Twine!!!

I'm really honored to be a guest this month at Trendy Twine!  And a huge THANK YOU
to Lesley over there for letting me "play"!!

My first post is up today:

The "twine of the month" is Grape's gorgeous isn't it?!!  Love this
color!  I thought the twine was the perfect touch on this Mother's Day card.

It's a nice simple card....I used Basic Grey Wisteria in 6x6 (the purple is a
great match with the twine!) and for details, I cut apart some Want2Scrap
bling, and also used the purple Studio G gems....a girl can never have enough
bling, right?  The dress form is a Maya Rd. chipboard piece covered with
the BG paper, sanded, and inked, the kraft cardstock makes the base pieces,
(inked with Vintage Photo), the punched edge from a Martha punch, buttons
from my stash, and the Happy Mother's Day sentiment from Shabby Chic Stamp Co.

The trick to making the twine "dress" was just a piece of scor tape, that I
stuck the twine down as I looped it, then another piece of scor tape, with
a small piece of seam binding for the waist band.

Oooo, and the inks are Vintage Photo and Seedless Preserves distress ink!

Hope you get a little Mother's Day cardmaking inspiration's this
weekend!!  So take the time to make someone special in your life a card
today!  And remember to check in to the Trendy Twine store....lot's of
absolutely GORGEOUS twine over there!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

It's not over yet....

Still working on some NSD projects....quite a few actually!  Hope you got a
chance to play too!  This one is for Echo Park's NSD challenge
scraplift one of their DT experts.  I chose these by Wendy Sue Anderson:

Super cute embellishments, aren't they?  So I made this version using the new EP
Hello Summer papers/ they are:

I think they turned out pretty cute!  Unfortunately, we are in the middle of a big, I lost my natural light....but it's not too bad! 

Hope you get some playtime today!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

It's National Scrapbook Day!!!

What are you up to today?  Having some fun?  I'm going to be adding "challenge entries"
to this post all day!  Hope you are having a little NSD fun too!  First up is the Echo Park
challenge to "Speed Scrap" a card!  Here is my entry....made with their new Hello Summer's so bright and cheerful!

I used the border strips (the cloud and the dot) that wonderful chevron paper,
and the little bee is a journal box.  The other bee and banners....stickers,  the
banners on the bottom of the papers is a whole page of those....
LOVE!!  A little Twinery twine and a few buttons from my stash finish this one off!

Hope you can join in some fun today!  I'm off to the next challenge!!