Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's a new month again and time for another blog hop! This month brings us an adorable hedhog set called Happy Forever. I love the super cute hedhogs with the balloons, kite and butterfly, they are just too cute to resist!

If you've come here from Nancy's blog your on the right track. If not keep going and you'll still get to see all the fantastic artwork. The hop is one big circle. If you would like to see a complete list of the hoppers click here.

For this hop I created a gift bag and 8 different cards to go inside. It is a gift for my niece for her birthday. I thought she would enjoy sending them and using them for her own creativity! She's turning 7 and loves to craft!

Now hop over to see what great art Tammy Lea has made for all of us to view. It's fabulous I'm sure!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Magnetic Board

I know I've been absent for quite a while but it's been a busy summer so far! School is out and weather has been nice so I've been spending lots of time outside and having fun with my son. Working also takes a large portion of my day which hasn't left much time for crafting. I did get time to make this adorable magnetic board for my nice for her birthday. I purchased the frame and magnetic insert from Archivers and then painted the frame and decorated the insert. I put her name on it with dimensional element letters and added some hearts and flowers. The flowers and clips in the middle are attached to magnets. I think it will look great hanging in her room and it will be useful too! She was very happy with it yesterday when she opened it.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 100 - All Lined Up

It's the 100th day for challenges at 365 cards! Hard to believe that it's been 100 days since the beginning of March...where has the time gone??? Today's challenge is to line everything from the embellishments to the sentiment up. You need to have at least THREE items in each line that you create.

In honor of being the last week of school I've decided to make one more lunch box note for the year. I made three with the buttons and frog, one with the stitching and sentiment and then the last one is all words.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mojo Monday 141

I saw the challenge for this weeks Mojo Monday and knew I had to make both the circle and the square versions of the cards. I have been wanting to dig into the new Clear Cards from CTMH and this was the prefect opportunity. Both cards were lots of fun to make and I can't wait to send them now!

The Sweet Smile card uses the great new pearl embellishments. They are all together on a clear adhesive background so they are super quick to put on.

For the Nothing but blue skies card I added clear buttons to accent the clear card and popped up the hot air balloon for dimension.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Supersize It

Today is Day 97 at 365 Cards and the challenge is to Supersize your card. The completed card needs to be 5.5" x 8.5". I found a picture of a card in Papercrafters magazine that I just fell in love with so I decided to use it for my inspiration. I cut different pieces different sizes and spaced them out on the card. I used a zigzag stitch stamp to make them look like quilt pieces and then I added a few stamped embellishments in areas. It's a busy card but I really love how it turned out! I love the new Splendor paper and Over the Rainbow stamp sets from CTMH!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bright Colors on 96 of the 365 Card Challenge

I was really excited to see a color scheme posted on today's challenge at 365 Cards. It's a bright scheme I thought would make a great birthday card. I did a bit of background stamping, some sanding and added a few brads. An easy and fun card I know my niece will love.

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