Thursday, September 29, 2011

You're Framed

Here we are with another Scrapalicious USA Wednesday...oops it's Thursday!  Oh well, better late than never! This week I created a picture frame out of one of those cheapie ones you can buy for a dollar at Michael's.  I simply covered it in some My Mind's Eye paper and then embellished it with another Graphic 45 flower and brad and some really special "stickers".  They are considered to be stickers, but as you can see, they are a little more special than just stickers.  Take a look!

Come join us at the challenge this week!  The theme is Anything Goes!  Love it, and you will too!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Peaceful Thoughts

Hello there.  Welcome to Scrapalicious USA Challenge Wednesday.  This week it is all about "peace".  I created this card using some fantastic products from the Scrapalicious USA store.  I will add linkage at the bottom.
The verse is probably familiar, from the song by John Lennon "Imagine".  Beautiful song, beautiful lyrics and was what came to my mind when the theme was introduced.  The metal flower was created with the very cool Graphic 45 flowers and brads...you just bend them and twist them into whatever formation you desire.  Check them out!
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Santa Baby

I am super excited to share with you my latest card.  I just finished it this morning to get it submitted for a couple challenges...but I think it is so fun.  (yes, I sound so humble...don't I?)

I used supplies from 3 of my favorite online stores.  There will be linkage at the bottom of my post.  It's so fun to find scraps and bits and pieces of things and come up with something that makes you smile.  I admit it seems a little early to be working on Christmas items...but with only 98 days until Christmas a girl has to be prepared!  Or is it 97?  See...time is flying!  I hope you enjoy!

These are the Challenges I have entered this card in:

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Red:  R27, R24, R22, R20
Flesh:  E000, E00, E11
Black:  C7, C5, C3, C1

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Bosses Day!

Here I am with another work related card.  I was asked to create the "Boss" card for our team.  Our boss is a guy and I had a heck of a time scrounging though all my ribbons, prima flowers and bling to come up with something that was masculine enough without being boring.  Okay, I used a little bit of bling anyway...but I couldn't help myself!  Here is what I created:

I utilized my Spellbinders (large labels and Fleur de lis motifs) and created the verse on my computer.  Pretty straightforward!  The paper is a scrap from K&Company.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pyramage-3 Dimensional Decoupage

Hello and happy Wednesday! I thought I would share with you a new idea.  It is called Pyramage!  Also known as 3 dimensional decoupage.  I think my knowledge of French is exceedingly limited because my narrow understanding of decoupage involved a jar of Mod Podge and a paint brush!  Not necessarily so.  Scrapalicious USA has some very cool Trimcraft UK paper pads that are all ready to be assembled into this nifty craft.  Take a look:

I created this 1st birthday card for our grandson using this cool layered technique.  Another way of working this is you could use graduated sizes of your favorite set of spellbinders and cut the same image over and over and then layer them together.  The effect is very cool!  If you'd like to purchase the ready to punch-out images  like I used please refer to the linkage at the bottom of this post today.

I hope you enjoyed my card!  Please take a look at the other design team ideas and our new challenge over at the Scrapalicious design team blog!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Paper Dolls!

I just love the digi images that Maurine Manning Sells at her website!  They are so fun to color with my copic markers!  This one I am sharing today is actually a paper doll stamp.  Her little dress is colored separate and added over the image.  I decided to print the dress onto some patterned paper to add a little more texture.

Peek-a-boo!  


This card is fairly simplified because I had to assembly line 20+ of them to share in a card swap.  Despite their simple elements they actually became more of an ordeal than I had anticipated.  Lots of coloring (although I LOVE that) and then all those doilies cut out with my Big Shot.  That part I didn't enjoy very much!  Overall though, I am pleased enough.  I hope you like it too!  The photo unfortunately is rather pale and I am not real happy about that!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all

The Scrapalicious USA team has another awesome challenge going on right now! We hope you will want to join us this week.  The theme is Anything Fall.  I am starting to feel the crispness in the air as we continue our Indian Summer here in Idaho.  I love the change in the seasons and walking though crunchy leaves; everything smells so good and it reminds me of being a kid again. Creating this card really inspired me that I even got out my Autumn door wreath and hung it up to display my card in.  
I used a variety of items from my stash as well as from the wonderful Scrapalicious USA store.  Here is a listing of the items used:
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  E37, E99, E53
Clothes:  G99, G94, G24, G40
Pumpkins: YR18, YR16, YR12, YR00
Sm Maple leaf punch

Before I forget...my giveaway is still going on now at my blog.  I really hope you will take a moment and pop over there and join in the fun.  I have a pile of crafting items to give away!!