December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hanuka candles ready for lighting and wrapped presents under the Christmas tree. Yesterday we had latkas, today the boys are baking and decorating cookies. I love the holiday season! Here are a few projects I made and didn't get a chance to post before we drove north :)

I made two cards using the October Afternoon - Good Cheer - Blue Plate Special I won at the Apron Strings blog.
The alphas on this card are by BasicGray.
The sentiment on this card is Jillibean Soup.

I also decorated this paper bag with the Cosmo Cricket - Dear Mr. Claus - collage kit:

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December 19, 2011

Changes ahead

There are big changes going on in the SP & Company world and I'm happy to share that I'm part of their new challenge team. It's not all about color combos anymore, so check out the new SP & Co. blog!

So here is the card I made for the last SPCC challenge, and I have to say challenge is the right word for this combo:
I kept it simple because I was having a hard time getting the colors to go together without a patterned paper that had both. I used two SP & Co. stamp sets: Mix 'n Match Sentiments: Family Stamp Set and Hearty Hearts Backgrounds. Martha Stewart red ink and Colorbox watermark ink for the heart background. DCWV and Core'dinations cardstock, unknown ribbon, eyelet from Eyelet Outlet & Brads. And here is the color combo that drove me nuts for a whole week:
I hope you try your hand at this week's Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo -- I can't wait to see how you tackle it!

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December 16, 2011

Christmas in August

This LO is from a present exchange with our relatives who live in Russia:
I used My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist - packet from the the September'11 Bigger Than A Breadbox kit, plus some Core'dinations cardstock. I hand cut the clouds and outlined them with a platinum marker by Zig  to match the patterned paper. The title and gift were cut with my Cricut Expressions 2 (Designer calendar cartridge). The stitching was done with WRMK Sew Easy piercer and floss. And here is the sketch by Anam Stubbington for the My Mind's Eye challenge #30:
I moved things around a bit and stretched it to make a double-page layout.

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December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Fun!

This week's Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo was posted today. For my card I used Imaginisce - Animal crackers - papers:
Kraft cardstock and papers from the Apron Strings March'11 STBB kit. I added some Distress ink (Antique Linen) to the striped paper because it was white and I wanted to match the kraft color. The sentiment is a SRM sticker and I rounded the top corners with a WRMK corner chomper.H ere is this week's color combo:
I hope you can play along with us at SPCC!

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December 10, 2011

Christmas gifts

I made some more decorated containers for the kids' teachers:
I used ice-cream containers and the Dear Mr. Claus craft kit by Cosmo Cricket:

And here is a tutorial on the bow:

1) Start with 2 strips of double-sided paper 12" long by 0.75" wide.
2) Fold one in half to mark the center, then staple the ends in the middle. I used the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. Here is what it should look like from top and side:
3) The other strip is marked in thirds, then the ends are stapled at each crease. Join the two staples and glue together to create a circle:
4) Layer the two parts to create the bow:
For a variation I also added a brad to the top circle and glued it down, as you can see in the top picture. Other tools/embellishments: 3" scalloped circle punch by EK Success, adhesive squares (regular and extreme) by GlueArts, pearl brads from Eyelet Outlet & Brads and baker's twine is from DKMdiva.
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December 6, 2011

Feliz Navidad

Just a quick card I made using the Cosmo Cricket - Dear Mr. Claus - kit:
I added some Ranger Distress ink (Antique linen) to the cutout letters so they would all match. Offray ribbon, Sticky Thumb foam adhesive.

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December 5, 2011

Simple card

This weeks Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo was posted today and my card was really simple to make:
We R Memory Keepers - Hippity Hoppity - paper, BoBunny rub-ons, ribbon from Laurl's Etsy shop, unknown button. The card base was bought at JoAnn's. And here is this week's combo:
I hope you can play along with this week's Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo! And don't forget: SP and Company Stamps is looking for a new design team. There is still some time to apply, check out the details here.

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