Sunday, July 27, 2014

Grillin' and Chillin'

I found this cute little Print and Cut cow BBQ Chef in the Silhouette store. As soon as I saw it, I knew the perfect sentiment!

My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I added an aqua mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4". My yellow mat is cut at 3 3/4" X 5". I used some Glimmer Glaze n Oil Slick to paint the tongs. I also used some Twinkling H2O in Persimmon and Mango to add some shimmer to the BBQ Fire.

My image is applied with some foam tape. The sentiment is from CardzTV Stamp set Summer Fun!

Lot's of great sentiments for you summertime cards!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Just Add Water

Here is a quick card I put together the other day. The card was designed around the sentiment. The sentiment is from the CardzTV stamp set A Day at the Beach.I thought it was such a cute saying so set out to make a card that fit. I found this little turtle in the Silhouette store. He is a print and cut image.  The card base is white card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Portrait style card. The patterned papers were from my stash and went perfectly with the turtle. The turtle is adhered with some foam squares. I added some glossy accents to his sunglasses to make the lenses look more like glass. My sentiment is stamped with some Memento Teal Zeal ink.  I decided to stamp my sentiment at an angle that went with the diagonal stripes on the paper. Just thought it added a fun tough to the card. To finish the card I added 3 buttons down the right side.

Be sure to head on over to Cutters Creek to stock up on your crafting supplies. The store is closing and everything is 50% off and Kim is randomly sending surprise little extras with orders so don't miss out.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My VERY First Scrapbook Page

I am so excited. I just completed my very first scrapbook page ever! I did have help, Kim from Cutters Creek helped me with some ideas and suggestions. But I am so proud of myself! Let me know what you think?

Bet you can't guess who the star of the page is??? Yep, my grandson Aiden. There was a professional photographer at the hospital to take pictures of the new families and this is two of them that she took. I used my Perfect Layers mini rulers to create a 1/8" black mat around each photo. I found the Little Man cut in the Silhouette store. Aiden's name is just a font that I had on my computer. I used the offset feature in my Silhouette software to create an offset shadow for his name. I added the paper ribbon using the dark turquoise and some patterned paper. I just love these two photo's so much I didn't want the page too busy (and after all it was my first attempt). But I am so happy how it turned out.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Makin' Waves

Today I have a fun summer card for you! The image is an SVG file that I cut with my Silhouette. I cut him about 5" wide. My card base is white card stock folded to make a 5" X 6" card base. I added a black mat cut at 4 3/4" X 5 3/4".  My patterned paper is from my stash. The blue is cut at 4 1/2" X 5 1/2". The reverse side of the blue wave paper is the brown patterned paper. I took a strip of the brown pattern paper and tore it and then cut it to 4 3/4". I then inked the paper with some Tea Dye Distress Ink. For his glass, I added a coat of Glossy Accents to it. I then added some Stampendous Mica Pearlized fragments so his drink had some ice cubes in it. I also sprinkled some Distress Glitter in Rock Candy on the wet Glossy Accents. Once it dried I added a second coat to add some additional dimension to the glass. To add the look of sea spray I added some of the Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder in Shabby Blue. I stamped my sentiment in some Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish my card I added some rhinestones and a small shell from my stash. To attach my surfer penguin I used an Action Wobble so he could "surf".
Thanks for visiting us today. I would love it if you could leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Day Just for You!

Here is a birthday card I made for a friend at work. The card is 5" X 7"  white card stock base. I added a black mat cut at 4 3/4" X 6 3/4". My patterned papers are from an American Crafts Pebbles Garden Party 6" X 6" paper pad. I cut the paper with the squares at 4 1/2" X 5 1/2"   I then cut a coordinating pattern from the paper pad at 4 1/2" X 1 1/2" and then used a Martha Steward border punch for the lower edge. To cover the seam I used some bakers twine that I wrapped around 3 time and then tied into a bow.

The two seed packet covers are also from the same paper pad. I cut two of them out and matted each one with black card stock. The Daisy piece is added to the card with one layer of foam tape. The Forget Me Nots are attached with two layers of foam tap.  I stamped my sentiment with Teal Zeal Memento ink.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Uncle Sam!

Each year at work we have a food drive with friendly competitions between the divisions in our department. One of the contests is to decorate a paper chef's hat. I was asked if I could do up the one for our division so of course I said yes.  This is what I came up with.

I found the file in the Silhouette store. The file is sized to fit a empty Crystal Light can. Needless to say I had to enlarge it a great deal.

I started by covering the top half of the hat where the pleats were, with some blue star paper. (I actually think this is Christmas paper, but no one will ever know).  I covered the lower part of the hat with some red, white, and blue grosgrain ribbon. I used Scor Tape to adhere these two layers.

Next I went to work assembling Sam's face. I opted to use googly eyes instead of the ones that cut out. I ran his beard through my eBosser and embossed with with the Swirls folder.

Once I had the face and shirt assembled it was time to add them to my hat. I used a lot of Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive to adhere everything together and to my chef hat.  The last thing I did was assemble the hat. I applied some True Blue stickles to the blue star in the center of his had. Again I had to alter the original design a bit for this project. The original design and a little band that you assemble and add to the bottom of the hat so it will sit inside the Crystal Light container Since I didn't want that, I didn't use that piece and just glued all my hat brim layers together. I then added to hat to the top of my chef's hat with some foam tape.  

I am going to enter this in CardzTV 3D challenge.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Since today is Father's Day I thought I would share what I made for my husband. As some of you may know, on April 30th we became first time grandparents to our wonderful grandson Aiden Lee. This gift is in honor of the new grandpa.

I got this magnetic chalkboard at a local craft store. I used some Stormy Sky Distress Stain to stain the wooden frame. I applied two coats. I used the edge of a makeup sponge to do the inside edge of the frame.

I cute the phrase using some 651 white vinyl and adhered it to the chalkboard. I then cut 3 hearts out of red vinyl and adhered those.

The magnet was made using a clear glass decorative gem. I used a 1 1/4" punch and punched an image out of some baby paper and adhered it to the flat side of the gem with some glossy accents. I allowed that to dry for about an hour. Then I used glossy accents to attach a strong disc magnet to the paper.

The picture is one I took the first time Grandpa feed Aiden. I just cropped it so it would fit in the space, rounded the corners and used the magnet to adhere the picture to the board. This will allow him to change the pictures and Aiden grows. I bought a little black easel to display the finished board. My husband is going to take this to work and put it on his desk.

I am really happy how it turned out and my husband loves it. I think the phrase could be changed and used to make something similar for Mom, Dad, Grandma, a new graduation, and the possibilities go on and on.