Saturday, August 18, 2012

Birthday Mermaid Anya

I won the Anyone for Anya challenge!  Yay!  Its my first challenge win I was pretty excited.  My husband and kids did not understand the excitement.  They looked at me wierd.  You crafters know what I'm talking about, right?!?!
I really enjoy TGF stamps.  There are so many of their stamps that cover so many occassions.  So I am entering another challenge using a TGF stamp - FFF: Happy Birthday!  There are quite a few pix, so please scroll...
I made this for my niece for her birthday.  She likes the TGF stamps too.  This is Mermaid Anya embossed and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  The "water" is done with  "washi"-type tape from Recollections.  Base: PTI Raspberry Fizz.  White Matte: SU Whisper White.  Birthday Sentiment: Studio G Stamp.
 In the next pic, you can see Mermaid Anya a little closer.  I added pearls from Queen & Co. and stickles to her tail.
 The next two cards are the same layout - they are just extras I made.
 Base: SU Bravo Burgandy

 Base: PTI Raspberry Fizz.  All ribbon from my stash.

Gracias for hanging out with me!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Speed Racer

Wags and Whiskers has some cute stamps that I use often.  They are whimsical and you can use them for so many occasions.  Their current challege is Birthdays.
 This card uses the stamp Speed Racer embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H20s.  I cut him out and adhered him to a PTI Orange Zest starburst cut with the Cricut.  The base is also Orange Zest.  DP:  DCWV All About Boys.  Ribbon: stash.  Sentiment: PTI Inside and Out Birthdays.
This also works for the Hooked on Craft Challenge: Let's celebrate! Create a card celebrating a wedding, birthday, baby, etc.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Purple Fleur Anya

I am really enjoy challenge blogs. It is so inspirational when you have a creative block to check out a challenge and find that you are not blocked after all. Today's card is for Anyone for Anya: Flower Power - Use a qualifying image and add a flower.
This card uses the image Fleur Anya (I bought it from Stamp and Create but I don't see it on the website, but Lacey is so awesome with customer service that you can email her and she might be able to order it for you).  It is embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinkling H2Os.  The shape was cut with my Cricut using a PDC Shaplie.  Base:  SU Taken with Teal.  DP: DCWV Taj Mahal Stack.  Ribbon:  Dollar Tree (Have you checked out your local Dollar Tree?  Sometimes you get some really cool ribbon.  You have to get it quick or it is gone fast - but they always have white ribbon in their wedding section.)  Flowers: Prima.  Half Pearls: Stamp and Create
Gracias for hanging out with me!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jedi Mind Trick

I make cards.  I love to make cards.  It is so relaxing to craft.  My problem is that I am never on time to send those things out.  Especially to my brother.  We have a long standing joke about it.
So sad....   :-)
 This is a digi stamp from Stamp and Create's Pray for Luke line.  (If you haven't heard about this story please go to  100% of proceeds go to Luke's family.  I bought the whole set - the Little Luke digi and the Dragon Collection by Dustin Pike.
This particular dragon is called Hero2 from the Dragon Collection.  To me he is, of course, a Jedi!  I printed him on watercolor paper, heated the image to set it and colored it with Twinkling H2Os.  Base: PTI Orange Zest.  Circle star DP: DCWV All Boy.  Orange DP:  Making Memories Just Chillin'.  Yellow matte: scraps.  Buttons: PTI New Leaf.  Twine: The Twinery Mandarin.
 The sentiment I typed up on Word and printed.  You can't tell but the lightsaber has glossy effects on it to make it stand out.  I also sewed over the orange DP which qualifies this card for Stamp and Create's August Challenge: Stitch it up.  I am also entering the challenge on Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes.
 The following card is almost the same layout and paper.  Each time I make a card, I have been making some extra ones for Operation Write Home.  I do not get to craft as much as I want but I have always wanted to make some cards for our brave men and women serving our country.

Gracias for hanging out with me!

U for Under the Weather

ABC Challenges has their new challenge - U for Under the Weather.  This card works for that challenge.
The stamp is SU Comfort Food embossed on watercolor paper and colored with Twinlking H2Os.  Not a lot of coloring so it was very quick.  Base: SU Real Red.  Yellow and DP:  scraps from my stash.  Flowers:Primas.  Spacers: Stamp and Create.

Gracias for hanging out with me!