Sunday, March 01, 2015

Challenge for March - Cute Critters

Almost March and I almost forgot to post my card for March 1st.  Our theme for March is Cute Critters.  I am sharing two cards I created using a clipart of a fox layered onto scenery I printed onto white card stock.

 

This snowy scenery and Merry Christmas sentiment is available in the SilhouetteAmerica Online Store.  I placed the background onto 4.25x5.50 white cardstock.  The sentiment was  print and cut using my Silhouette Cameo (unfortunately can not save file as a svg from Design Edition so I can print than cut out using Cricut Design Space.  Their print than cut is so much better - no white on edges showing!!)  Layered the sentiment with foam tape; and the cute fox was adhered to card.

 

Using the same Fox clipart, I print and cut the card with the sentiment and pine trees.  Also print and cut the Fox again, and layered over the printed Fox giving it some dimension.  I stamped snow flakes throughout the card and presto, I have a nice, simple Christmas card to send next Christmas.

Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy crafting day to check out projects.  Come back again for more inspiration from Christmas Cards All Year 'Round   .

Challenge - Pop Up Cards

 This challenge is sponsored by A Day for Daisies designs... and the digi I used for this challenge is:


and to create a pop-up card and here is my pop-up card.  (Video will follow below on this pop-up card)

 

Front of Card

Inside of my pop-up card

Okay, I am sharing two techniques here.  The front of the card  is from StampTV video I received in my e-mail on February 12, called Scrappy Background. 

A good way to use up your scrap paper, both on the front and in the inside of card.  

Now the pop up is not, what I consider, a traditional pop-up.  I cut out the Happy Love Day bunny with balloon twice, and trimmed the balloon from the 2nd Bunny, making him/her the receiptant of the balloon(s).  The carrots was found on the online library of Make the Cut software; and the clipart from the following:

Row of Party Balloons clipart either by Jessica Weible Illustrations
WordArt - Love by Shmooangel Designs (found this clipart on Craft Crave a few days ago)
With the way I done the pop-up this card will be thick so need envelope created specially for it or use a padded envelope.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Stamp Release Blog Hop

Good morning, and thank you for joining us at the Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop


 Welcome to Sunsational Stamps February Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today,  We are excited to present the new Critter Stamp Sets.   We are also excited about our newest Design Team Members. You are in for an amazing show of creativity and talent!!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

 I do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work.  In order to be eligible to win the Critter Stamp Set,  you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment.  You must become a follower of each of the blogs.  In addition to this, everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

   We are offering a special for this release:
   If you purchase 3 - 4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
   If you purchase 3 - 3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.
   This special offer is good until Sunday, Mar 1st at Midnight, EST.

   Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:

 
Artic Critters

Here is the free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop.  It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.



In The Doghouse? digi image

This hop runs all weekend,  you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let the party begin !

Here is my Project for the hop.  I was given the

http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/images/AncienrtCritters745x1053.jpg 






 

And two A2 size cards....


 

First set of cards are 4.25 x 4.25 size Note Cards using the colored version of the Ancient Critters jpeg images.  Second set of cards, I print and cut the matted layer, colored in the Ancient Critters using my Bic Markers.  

Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

             Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
            Jennifer - http://www.jenskoalatcrafts.blogspot.com/
            Carla - http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Rose - http://www.cardsforallreason.blogspot.com.au/
            Kimberly - http://www.scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
            Sher - http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/
            Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
            Rhonda - http://www.craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Tammy - http://www.tampatha.wordpress.com/
            Carolyn - http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa - http://www.sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/
          

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!!  Check back often to see more inspirational projects that the DT will create.

Brighter Days are Ahead



And I created two cards using the above image and sharing with you today..
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I apologize for the non-clarity of  the pictures.  Sun has not been shining last two days due to a winter storm warning which resulted in 3-4 inches (?) of snow in this area of Alabama which usually sees a sprinkling or light dusting of the white stuff.  So I took my pictures in house where the lighting is not very good.

Using the image  Brighter Days Are Ahead  I created two cards in springy colors.  The first card, I stamped 'Feel Better' and  I had hopes that the rainbow will give it a cheery look.  I print and cut the image with my Silhouette Studio DE and Cameo; and than colored each image using Stampin! UP markers and Copic markers.  Ribbon bow was created by my bow maker and placed on the card.  One card matting I punched with my scalloped eyelet punch .  Brads and green gemstones used for decorations.

Thank you for coming by to visit with me today, and happy crafting to all.

Snowstorm in Northern Alabama

Just a small layout of what we got Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in Northern Alabama.

 

Layout was created in Photoscape, a free photo editing software that includes layout templates.