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Friday, July 02, 2010

I'm so excited!!!

A new place to find inspiration and fabulous handmade paper crafts is coming!!! I will be heading up the Card Creative Team over that More Paper Than Shoes Forum.  
Look for fun challenges, giveaways, and inspiration!!!  
Keep watching for an exciting announcement in the next few days!!! And don't forget to come join us over there for some fun!


Artful INKables Eclipse Post

Keeping up with the Eclipse theme this week, I created this non-traditional colored Eclipse card....okay it's sorta girlie but I like it :)  Inside the card it states "The clouds I can handle, but I can't fight an Eclipse".

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo

Well it's Friday and that means another great new freebie (along with other images, if you like to buy more ;) ) are available over at Bugaboo.  In celebration of the holiday weekend, Jodie has this really cute A Kids View BBQ image for you to grab.  So hop on over there now to get it before it's gone :)


Doesn't it just look like a fun image?? :)

Also don't forget to hop on over the challenge blog and participate in the challenge, there is still some time left!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Thinking of you card

Over at the More than Paper Shoes Forum one of the challenges for the month of July is a color block one.  July's color block challenge is to use orange, yellow, and red on your creation.  I knew I had to sit down and tackle this one because usually I stay away from this combination (not my favorite colors).   I went straight for my CC Design images and pulled out the ladybug and fence and the card came together from there.  I didn't add too many embellishments cause the image was busy on it's own but it's still a pretty cute card and I already know the perfect person for it :)


Here is a close up of the image:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby Wipe Tutorial

If you are here for the Artful INKables or Catch the Bug blog hop, please see scroll down!

Today is Wednesday and that means it's Tutorial Day over at Bugaboo Stamps.  Today I am going to show you how to do the baby wipe technique.  Now if you have never tried this, you need to right now cause it gives you an awesome affect :)

Supplies:

Baby Wipe
Two or Three re-inkers
Craft Sheet or paper plate
Solid Stamp
Neutral cardstock




Step 1:

Fold the baby wipe in half, then fold again.  Place on a craft sheet or paper plate. (sorry no picture for this step, it's pretty self-explanatory anyway)


Step 2:

Starting with the darkest color of re-inker, start adding drops of it on the baby wipe (in the next few steps you will see I did it backwards but it still came out, so if you "mess" up don't worry about it LOL)





Step 3:

With the second re-inker, add more drops to the wipe









Step 4:

With the lightest colored re-inker, fill in all the white spaces you have left on the baby wipe.







Stamp 5:

Ink up the stamp using this makeshift inkpad and stamp on the cardstock.




And here is the final project using the stamped images.


Now let's see what you come up with!

Artful INKables Eclipse Blog Hop

Welcome to our Customer and Design Team Twilight Artful INKables blog hop! Make sure you start at the Artful INKables Blog, so you don't miss a single thing!

To celebrate the release of ECLIPSE today, we're highlighting the Artful INKables Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight, Fictionally Inspired and Epic Tales. Artful INKables also has a set of Vampire Romance Themed Charms available!

For the blog hop today I created this sketch book using the Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired Sets.  I've had this book laying around for awhile now and didn't quite know what I wanted to do with it, until now.  Sometimes when I'm out and about and I can get an idea in my head I have to scramble around for a piece of paper, well this book is perfect for that!  It is loaded with heavy blank pieces of CS to sketch on so now I'll never run into that problem again (well unless I leave it at home LOL)


Wow does that wolf look dark :)  If this layout looks a little familiar, it's because it is.  Last week I created this long notebook using the exact same layout/images.  I liked it so much I had to do it again LOL

The next stop on the hop is Dawn Knight.  Hop on over to her blog to see what she has created for you today!

In case you get lost along the way, here’s the order of the hop (I have included the names and blog address for each person, please set the list up to link to all of the people included):

Kristin Soboloski http://artfulinkables.blogspot.com/
Laura Boyd http://craftylittlewoman.blogspot.com/
Michelle Barnett http://justpaintingaround.blogspot.com/
Alison Heikkile http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com
Sammi Betbeder http://www.stuffbysammi.blogspot.com/
Michele Lourenco http://enchantedstamper.blogspot.com
Kim Nath http://paperrocksscissors.blogspot.com/
Erica Johnson-Wanzer http://www.inkedupandreadytoplay.com/
Patti Nelson http://stampersize.blogspot.com/
Chelsea Van Wyk http:// www.scraptasticvoyage.blogspot.com
Tanya Johnson http://www.little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Dawn Knight http://www.dawnsrubberroom.blogspot.com
Jennifer Olauson http://wannabecr8tive.blogspot.com
Joy Stagg http://daiseyfreak.blogspot.com/
Jackie Rakoski http://stampingsister.blogspot.com

Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Artful INKables! Please leave your comments by Midnight, July 4th to be eligible to win!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kenny K's Kraty Girlz Golfer freebie

This month Kenny K's has this really cool freebie so I knew I had to create something with him :)  Once again he's been colored in for a while but I wanted to find the right papers for it.  So last night when my mojo was on high gear, I created this card.  Nothing fancy but I love it!

Beach Babe

I like how this card turned out.  I've had the sand castle for a long time now and totally forgot all about it until I was looking for my golf stickers (see next post).  Once I saw it I knew what I wanted to use it with and here is the card:


This card was entered in the following challenge:

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-38-lets-go-digital.html

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps

Circus Elephant

Tomorrow we're heading to Circus Smirkus so I made this card in honor of that.  Circus Smirkus doesn't have any animals in it, it's a bunch of kids from all around the world that get together for two weeks to practice and then tour around New England.  If they come anywhere near you I HIGHLY recommend going to see them.  We went last year and they were AWESOME!! It's become a tradition in our household now and it's all Abby talks about :)







This card was entered in the following challenge:

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-38-lets-go-digital.html

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps

Isn't she cute???

I've had this girl colored in forever!!  I guess I just didn't know what I wanted to do with her afterwards :/     Well here she is looking all too cute with her baby :)



This card was entered in the following challenge:

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-38-lets-go-digital.html

The image is from Bugaboo Stamps

Picnic Tilda (Magnolia Stamps)

I've finally have fallen for Magnolia stamps :)  This is one that I have had colored in for a couple weeks now and just didn't know what I was going to do with her (plus I needed to find the right papers to use with her).  I had originally started out wanting to put a tree behind her but I wasn't liking the way it looked so I left it off (after playing with a different image).

The image used was "Picnic Tilda" and "Picnic blanket", both of them can be found at Magnolia-licious.  The papers I used were from my scrap pile so I don't know who they are from.