Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Card Set - American Crafts Backyard

I needed some scrapping therapy, so I decided to grab a sketch and just create something. This is the first time I played along with the Card Positioning Systems Blog, using sketch 168.

Since one of my friend's birthday is coming up, I made her a card, and I made a small just because card from some leftovers.

Supplies: Paper: American Crafts, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Rub-Ons: Kaisercraft, Other: ribbon, machine stitching.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tooth Fairy - BasicGrey Kioshi

Last week I was playing with the Kioshi line from BasicGrey. I made this page for and about Larissa:

Tooth Fairy

Supplies: Paper, Felt Stickers: BasicGrey, Rub-On Alphabet: Scrapworks, Bling: Heidi Swapp, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Font: Corbel, Other: machine stitching.

Journaling: On 11/23/09 Larissa lost her first baby tooth, right before bedtime! The next morning she was not very happy that she only had gotten $5 under her pillow. She had expected a note or a card from the tooth fairy as well...
Only six days later she lost her second baby tooth. Fortunately this time the tooth fairy left her a purse, and it even had a note inside! Maybe the tooth fairy had overheard...

ETA: This page was published in the October 2010 issue of ScrapStreet Magazine.

This is the sketch:

For personal use only :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

April 2010 Publications

I was asked to design with the fabulous papers and printables from the Gypsy Sisters line made by Kaisercraft!
I created the following projects, which were all published in the April 2010 issue of ScrapStreet Magazine.


Supplies: Paper, Die Cuts, Chipboard Alphabet, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Paint: Junkitz, Pen: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Font: Shruti.

Design Notes: To embellish my page, I hand cut some flourishes from the patterned paper. A simple pen stroke around the edge of the page makes a quick and pretty border. I printed the journaling directly onto the background.

Altered Birdhouse

Supplies: Paper, Die Cut, Bling: Kaisercraft, Birdhouse: Michaels, Flowers: Doodlebug Design, Paint: Ceramcoat (Delta Creative), Junkitz, Adhesive: Martha Stewart Crafts (EK Success), ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Glue Dots International, Tools: paint brushes, sanding paper, files.

Design Notes: The paper posies were too pink to match the Kaisercraft papers, so, to end up with more of a salmon color, I painted these first with a diluted yellow paint. I painted all the sides of the pieces before adhering the papers. I adhered a die cut around the hole in the front of the birdhouse, after cutting out the center and cutting off the edge.

Thank YOU

Supplies: Paper, Rub-Ons, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Flower: Prima Marketing, Button: SEI, String: Making Memories, Paint: Junkitz, Adhesive: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Glue Dots International.

Design Notes: I hand cut some flourishes from the patterned paper. I adhered these to the yellow paper and cut away the paper "above" the flourishes. I painted the white string yellow to match the papers. Some rub-ons and pearls finished the card quickly.

Easter Basket

Supplies: Paper, Die Cut, Bling: Kaisercraft, Flowers: Bazzill Basics Paper, Basket Template: Janneke Smit, Adhesive: 3D-Dots (EK Success), ZIG Memory System (Kuretake).

Design Notes: Since the Kaisercraft papers are double-sided, I did not have to worry about adding a liner to my basket. I simply cut out my template and folded over the scalloped edge. I raised the die cut with foam adhesive to make it stand out some more.

4 U

Supplies: Paper, Die Cut, Chipboard Alphabet, Alphabet Stickers, Bling: Kaisercraft, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Buttons: SEI, Pen: ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Adhesive: 3D Dots (EK Success), ZIG Memory System (Kuretake), Glue Dots International, Other: ric-rac, thread, needle. Digital Supplies: Printable: Kaisercraft, Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Design Notes: Kaisercraft also has free printables on their website to match your collection! I downloaded the PDF, used software to cut and resize the desired pieces and then printed these out. Dressing up the chipboard alphas is very simple since the alphabet stickers are exactly the same size.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

And the second winner is..

There were two entries for my card sketch challenge:
  • Nicole with Hi Tweet Stuff
  • Melissa with Just a Note
And the winner is (*shuffles two pieces of paper and blindly selects one): Melissa!
Congrats! I will send you your prize soon! (I know where you live :D)

Monday, May 3, 2010

And the first winner is...


Congrats Lori!
I will send you a little something very soon!

Thank you all for your comments!

Remember, for a chance to win the second prize, you will have to create a card based on my sketch, and post a link to your creation before Thursday morning (May 6th) 10.00 AM PST. Again, I will pick a random winner from the entries.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy NSD! Welsome to ScrapStreet's Blog Hop!

Happy National Scrapbook Day, and welcome to ScrapStreet's Blog Hop!

Please make sure to check out the ScrapStreet Blog for everything you need to know about this Blog Hop!
Also, check out the National Scrapbooking Day Forum where extra challenges will be posted throughout the day for possible prizes as well!

I have two RAKS for you if feel like playing along on my blog!

For a chance to win the first prize, just leave me a comment before Monday morning (May 3rd) 10.00 AM PST. I will pick a random winner shortly after!

For a chance to win the second prize, you will have to create a card based on the following sketch. Post your creation either on your blog or in the ScrapStreet Gallery, and reply to this blog post with a link to your creation before Thursday morning (May 6th) 10.00 AM PST. Again, I will pick a random winner from the entries.

This is the sketch:

And this is my take on it:

Supplies: Paper, Die Cut: SEI, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Canson, Chipboard: Bazzill Basics Paper, Ribbon: American Traditional Designs, Brad: Making Memories, Ink: Rubber Stampede, Marker: Color Workshop (P&M Products), Other: thread. Tools: Stamp: My Sentiments Exactly, Other: sewing machine.

I made this card for my son's birthday. He will turn nine in a few days! I had found the Chinese character for the number nine online at About.com, and I thought that would be a good starting point for his birthday card.
I downloaded the image and printed it out in reverse. Then I adhered it to the back of a black cardstock scrap and cut it out. This gives a little more dimension than just printing the character directly onto the white cardstock.

I cannot wait to see what you create with the sketch, and read your comments!
I hope you enjoy our blog hop, and thank you so much for playing with us!

Next stop is the blog of the fabulous Janis Medina-Maghinay!