Sunday, May 27, 2012

Circles for Gingerloft

The Gingerloft challenge today is, Circles, circles and more circles.  At first this seemed like a difficult challenge because I wanted to use the treehouse image.  It's almost summer after all and the treehouse reminds me of one my kids and their cousins built in a huge hickory tree.  They spent many hours there.  So, I was determined to make this image fit into the circle challenge.



Ok, ok, I know you're saying you've never seen a pink treehouse before.  And what's up with the aqua tree???  Give me a little creative license here.  I think it's fun and whimsical and I would love to play there.  Anyone for pink cupcakes?  I used paper with circles, embossed the background with circles and die cut all the layers in circles.



So how about playing along with the design team this week and see what you come up with.  The digital images at Gingerloft are fun to use, inexpensive and you have immediate access to the files.


Circles for Gingerloft

The Gingerloft challenge today is, Circles, circles and more circles.  At first this seemed like a difficult challenge because I wanted to use the treehouse image.  It's almost summer after all and the treehouse reminds me of one my kids and their cousins built in a huge hickory tree.  They spent many hours there.  So, I was determined to make this image fit into the circle challenge.



Ok, ok, I know you're saying you've never seen a pink treehouse before.  And what's up with the aqua tree???  Give me a little creative license here.  I think it's fun and whimsical and I would love to play there.  Anyone for pink cupcakes?  I used paper with circles, embossed the background with circles and die cut all the layers in circles.



So how about playing along with the design team this week and see what you come up with.  The digital images at Gingerloft are fun to use, inexpensive and you have immediate access to the files.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farm Challenge

This is a fun day!  CHF's bi-monthly challenge.  The theme for today is "Anything Goes", which means the design team has free expression to make a card or project using ANY rubber or digital stamp.  Check out the CHF website.  There are so many choices.  And you can start creating right away if you purchase and download any of the digital stamps.  Put a few rubber stamps in your cart also to start or add to your collection.  Always check the CHF Blog for news and inspiration.


All the pretty gardens and flowers blooming was the starting point for my card today.  Every day is new and bright.  Every flower that blooms is a wonder and glorious creation.  I used the digital image, Buttercups, for the body of my card.  I printed it on cream cardstock and colored it with several rose and pink Copic markers.




Can't you image this same image in yellow, purple or blue?  So many choices!  I used a grass green cardstock for the base of my card.  I then layered it with some old SU patterened paper, Springtime Vintage.  I love the oval shape I chose for the buttercups.  I matted it with a slightly larger oval which compliments the pink coloring of the flowers.  I couldn't help but add the dimensional butterflies.  After all, they are part of the garden scene too.



Please take a peek at the rest of the design team's creations.  You can find the links on my right sidebar.  See you next time!

Cornish Heritage Farm Challenge

This is a fun day!  CHF's bi-monthly challenge.  The theme for today is "Anything Goes", which means the design team has free expression to make a card or project using ANY rubber or digital stamp.  Check out the CHF website.  There are so many choices.  And you can start creating right away if you purchase and download any of the digital stamps.  Put a few rubber stamps in your cart also to start or add to your collection.  Always check the CHF Blog for news and inspiration.


All the pretty gardens and flowers blooming was the starting point for my card today.  Every day is new and bright.  Every flower that blooms is a wonder and glorious creation.  I used the digital image, Buttercups, for the body of my card.  I printed it on cream cardstock and colored it with several rose and pink Copic markers.




Can't you image this same image in yellow, purple or blue?  So many choices!  I used a grass green cardstock for the base of my card.  I then layered it with some old SU patterened paper, Springtime Vintage.  I love the oval shape I chose for the buttercups.  I matted it with a slightly larger oval which compliments the pink coloring of the flowers.  I couldn't help but add the dimensional butterflies.  After all, they are part of the garden scene too.



Please take a peek at the rest of the design team's creations.  You can find the links on my right sidebar.  See you next time!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #113

Have you ever visited The Shabby Tea Room blog?  It's such fun and has wonderful "shabby chic" card creations.  They have many challenges and I decided to enter this week.


The theme is 'Pretty as a {Pitcher}' and entries are to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS in the photo below and INCLUDE A ROSE!



Now, here's my card.



I started with Baja Breeze (SU) cardstock and then used some gorgeous patterned paper called Springtime Vintage, also SU.  It's retired now.  I printed off a digital image 3 times on another piece of patterned paper and layered each cutout with dimensionals between.  I die cut 2 coordinating doily circles to layer behind the pitcher.  I put a paper rose from Recollections in the corner and used 2 resin roses from Webster Pages to finish off the left corner.  Here's a close up of the front.



Please check out The Shabby Tea Room  and see all the wonderful cards that crafters are submitting this week.  Even if I don't win, it's fun to play along.

Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #113

Have you ever visited The Shabby Tea Room blog?  It's such fun and has wonderful "shabby chic" card creations.  They have many challenges and I decided to enter this week.


The theme is 'Pretty as a {Pitcher}' and entries are to create a card or project inspired by the COLORS in the photo below and INCLUDE A ROSE!



Now, here's my card.



I started with Baja Breeze (SU) cardstock and then used some gorgeous patterned paper called Springtime Vintage, also SU.  It's retired now.  I printed off a digital image 3 times on another piece of patterned paper and layered each cutout with dimensionals between.  I die cut 2 coordinating doily circles to layer behind the pitcher.  I put a paper rose from Recollections in the corner and used 2 resin roses from Webster Pages to finish off the left corner.  Here's a close up of the front.



Please check out The Shabby Tea Room  and see all the wonderful cards that crafters are submitting this week.  Even if I don't win, it's fun to play along.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Teacher's Gift

It's almost the end of another school year.  Even my grandkids are not in school anymore, but I am really partial to teachers and aware of all they do.  Certainly a special group of individuals!  I put together a card to thank ALL teachers everywhere.



Of course I had to use primary colors for the cardstock and the coordinating papers.  This cute MFT  girl fit the theme of my card.  It's one of MFT's older cling stamps called "Here's the Story" from their a la mode line.  I also love to read and this stamp could be used for so many card projects.  Hum, in fact, I'm thinking of a journal cover for a list of books I've read.  Wow, it would be full already!




I stamped her with Memento ink in red Ladybug.  After I colored her with Copics, I cut out the image and popped her up with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from another MFT stamp set called Teacher's Pet.  The little something I have for my favorite teacher is a pile of books that she will hopefully enjoy reading over the summer.



The inside lets my teacher know how special she is and how appreciative we all should be of the hard work and effort involved in this special profession.  The book the card is sitting on is "The Yearling" by Marjorie K. Rawlings.  A classic everyone should have in their book collection.  So let's celebrate TEACHERS!


By the way, I have no particular teacher in mind for this gift.  I plan on going to the local elementary school and just picking out someone!

Teacher's Gift

It's almost the end of another school year.  Even my grandkids are not in school anymore, but I am really partial to teachers and aware of all they do.  Certainly a special group of individuals!  I put together a card to thank ALL teachers everywhere.



Of course I had to use primary colors for the cardstock and the coordinating papers.  This cute MFT  girl fit the theme of my card.  It's one of MFT's older cling stamps called "Here's the Story" from their a la mode line.  I also love to read and this stamp could be used for so many card projects.  Hum, in fact, I'm thinking of a journal cover for a list of books I've read.  Wow, it would be full already!




I stamped her with Memento ink in red Ladybug.  After I colored her with Copics, I cut out the image and popped her up with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from another MFT stamp set called Teacher's Pet.  The little something I have for my favorite teacher is a pile of books that she will hopefully enjoy reading over the summer.



The inside lets my teacher know how special she is and how appreciative we all should be of the hard work and effort involved in this special profession.  The book the card is sitting on is "The Yearling" by Marjorie K. Rawlings.  A classic everyone should have in their book collection.  So let's celebrate TEACHERS!


By the way, I have no particular teacher in mind for this gift.  I plan on going to the local elementary school and just picking out someone!