Thursday, December 23, 2010

All About Boys

Last week, the ScrapTiffany girls showed their Girl Power. This week, it's All About Boys. A tough one for me since there are more girls in my life than boys. I have one brother and one sister who collectively gave me three nieces and only one nephew. Most of my cousins are girls. I have only two uncles and five aunts. I currently have one daughter and am expecting another daughter to arrive in June. That's right!! We are pregnant again and found out earlier this week that the bun that's been baking is a GIRL! You see, I know "girl," but it sure was fun creating for a boy this time.

I also made this with CPS sketch #198 in mind.
I'm posting this on a different computer than I'm used to, so I cannot really tell how the colors look in this photo. Sorry if it's wonky.

There's a new design team coming your way for ScrapTiffany next year. Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oh no she didn't...

Yes, I did! I pulled out the paper crimper for this layout. This week's ScrapTiffany challenge was simply titled "Girl Power." A crafter using her "old school" tools is quite powerful :) So is my daughter's stubbornness.

At my mom's house, we pulled out this walker for my youngest niece to use. Of course, Audrey wanted to take it for a spin, too. She took matters into her own hands since I wouldn't put her in it.

The label around my title was solid, and I cut the middle message out. And "stubborn" wasn't catching your eye, so I traced around each letter with a brown marker to give it some depth.

I pop-dotted the sassy circle and tucked some ribbon behind it to give it some flair.

I also made this layout for the My Mind's Eye challenge #18: "It's a __________ thing" The sketch is from their challenge, too. Everything is from their "quite contrary" line except for the brown cardstock and the ribbon.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Handmade Flowers

Leave it to ScrapTiffany to challenge me so much that I get a backache... AGAIN!! The challenge? Make handmade flowers. I know, everybody's doing it....... except me.
So, I stole Jennifer Yates' handmade flower idea. I saw it here at Pebbles. She didn't leave any instructions, but I was certain it was so easy to recreate. Yeah right. I couldn't figure out how she got her loops to go in a circle. (Upon a second look at Jennifer's, I see that she attached her loops higher up. I attached mine at the  end with ZOTS.)
I was beginning to like my half flower, especially when I had it positioned to bleed off the page, but I couldn't get the rest of the card's design to work with it. However, peeking out from some ribbon wasn't hideous, so I went with it.

This card was also made for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Birthday Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Do you make your own flowers? Are you a floral thief like me? Show your stuff over at ScrapTiffany.

GS 68

This week's sketch had me stumped until I started pulling out some pretty papers. 

I knew right away that I wanted the sentiment piece to be a pull-out tag of some sort that the recipient could use later.

I fussy-cut two butterflies from patterned paper, smeared some stickles on and rolled the wings with a pencil once they were dry. Then I layered them for dimension.

Here's the tag pulled out. The recipient can just add a name in white ink at the bottom and stick it on a gift.

This card was also made for the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week All Occasion Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

So come on... Get Sketchy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I've had another project published in an online magazine. This time it's with ScrapStreet magazine. The best thing about this online mag? It's FREE! Click on over right now. My project is on page 37, and here's a direct link to it. If you scroll to the bottom, you can go to other pages. Take a look around.

Friday, December 3, 2010

GS 67

I'm finally back in the swing of things. Going away for 3 weeks and then being hit with Thanksgiving throws this girl off balance. Plus, there's some other stuff going on that I can't wait to share with you soon.

Here's this week's Get Sketchy sketch:

So many options, right? Well, I saw a caterpillar when I looked at the sketch. That made me think of a baby card, which made me think of our dear friends who will welcome their first baby at Christmas!!
Everything but the Kitchen Sink is hosting their last challenge this week: TEXTURE. In honor of such a great challenge site, I had to play along. I added a different texture for each segment of the caterpillar's body. Starting with the head, there's heat embossing, dry debossing, glitter, flocking, dry embossing, and a slick SRM sticker. FUN!!! I want to make another one with primary colors.

What do you see in this sketch? Get crafting and show us at Get Sketchy.