Friday, April 27, 2012

Tuesday Trigger: Watercolor Butterflies, ColourQ #134, Unscripted Sketches #155

Today's card is a combination of 3 challenges. Two of which I have never participated in before (Tuesday Trigger, ColourQ)...and one that I haven't done in awhile (Unscripted Sketches).

Here is the Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World:

Watercolor Butterfllies

Plus this challenge from ColourQ:

cQc #134

Plus this sketch from Unscripted Sketches:


Equals this card from me:

I didn't have a butterfly stamp, so mine is watercolor dragonflies :)
I started out the dragonfly panel by inking up part of the image with a marker, and stamping it onto vanilla cardstock, I did that in 3 different colors (Only Orange, Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral). 

 I then spritzed it with pearlized water, and after it was dry, stamped some Caribbean Cool specks on it (which you can't really see).

Supply List:
stamps - Stampin' up! (All I have seen, Itty Bitty Backgrounds)
ink - Stampin' Up! ( Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Cool Caribbean, Only Orange)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! ( Cool Caribbean, Groovy Guava, Only Orange, Very Vanilla)
other - Stampin' Up! (Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Linen Thread, ribbon); Ranger (Perfect Pearls)
unknown - button, pins, pearls

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Color Combos Galore #228 - cards week!

We're celebrating Earth Day at Color Combos Galore this week.
(P.S. - We have a new designer debuting this week, go check it out to see who it is!)

I also used this sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping:

The Designer's Challenge is to make a project focusing on using natural materials.

To achieve this, I just used some twine. 

  For the Bonus Challenge...I drew inspiration from the globe, and used a map background stamp.

I really wanted to use a sentiment to go along with the Earth Day theme, but just couldn't find anything. So, it's just a boring old birthday card :)  I loved working with these gorgeous!

Supply List:

cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Soft Sky, Going Grey, Basic Grey, Whisper White)
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Old World Map, Triple Treat Flower, It's Your Birthday)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Pale Plum, Soft Sky, Basic Grey)
punches - Stampin' Up! (1/2 inch circle punch, 5 petal flower)
other - Stampin Up! (rhinestones, linen thread, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder)
button - unknown

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Color Combos Galore #227!

We're working with mesh over at Color Combos Galore this week:

The designer's challenge is to create a project focusing on using mesh or netting type material.

There are lots of ways to achieve this.  I was actually going to use a stamp, but we're remodeling our I happened to have some grey cement board 'Fibatape' as it said on the package.
I didn't do anything real creative with it.  I thought it made a really nice frame.

The only thing that I had in the right purple shade was ink and a journaling pen. So, I stamped some flowers, and doodled some borders.

For the bonus challenge I use ghost shapes to mimic the transparency of the jar in the inspiration photo.

Supply List:

patterned paper - We are MemoryKeepers (blue); Stampin' Up! (white/grey)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Whisper White)
ink - Stampin' up! (Pale Plum ink pad and journaler, Going Grey journaler)
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Office Accoutrement )
heart transparencies - Heidi Swapp
letters - American Crafts
punches - Stampin' Up! (1 inch circle, 1/4 inch hole)
twine - Stampin' Up!
button - Unknown
other - cement board Fibatape, staples

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MemoryWorks Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memory Works Spring Fling Blog Hop! The Teamworks Girls have been busy behind the scenes creating beautiful projects with some of their favorite products in our New Memory Works Spring/Summer Catalog. Make sure you stop at each blog along the way to check out all of the inspiration, and don't forget to leave a comment at each stop! One lucky reader will win a giveaway sponsored by Memory Works! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! You have until midnight on Thursday to leave your comments.

Hello! If you are just joining us, make sure you go back and start at the MemoryWorks blog.  If you're lost, or happen to get lost along the way....there is a map at the end of this post:)

 I am super excited to share some project made with Simple Stories' 'Awesome', which can now be seen in the 2010 Spring Catalog! This product line IS awesome, and perfect for documenting those everyday moments you have with your precious boys :)  As a mother of 3 boys, it is perfect for I like my boy pages to look like boy pages. 'Awesome' is chock full of boy graphics such as stars, gears, stripes, and much more!  Let's get started....

Rock Star:

I cut out those half circle-stars from one of the border strips, so that I could stagger them on my page.


The 4x6 cards work great as a focal point.

All Star:

I just LOVED the name tag sticker!


The papers in the 6x6 pads are great...especially for my 8.5x11 pages.

Happy Birthday:
6x6 paper pad + journal card + letter stickers = fast & easy card.


Cutting patterned paper to shape always adds a little extra pop :)

That's it... I hope you have enjoyed my projects!  Make sure you check out the 2012 Spring Catalog there many more amazing product lines. Don't forget to leave a comment, and you are off to see Kim!

Blog Hop Map:

 MemoryWorks  <-----START.
  Sheri Feypel 
 Cathie Hollins
 Christy Musack  <-----You WERE here.
 Kelly Holbrook  <-----You ARE here.
 Kim Hill  <-----Go HERE next.
 Lacey Igo
 Rosann Elliot
 Jody Spiegelhoff
 Christine Pennington
 Jenn Bidwell Edwardson
 Lynn Darda
Caroline Piercy
Jade Wilson
 Sharon Hill
 Janey Pumphrey  <----- FINISH.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

A Project from my girls

Hello! I've got a super fun and easy kids craft so share today.  My girls have been busy making some scarves, and they turned out so cute, that I think I want to make one myself :)

Leah was going on about how she was bored while the other kids were playing video games, so I taught her how to finger-knit. If you've never done this before, you can check it out here.

She loved it, and once Lauren saw what she was doing...she couldn't wait to get in on it, too :)  They each knit 3 strands in different colors, then we braided them together and added some tassels. They are pretty proud of their creations....

These are so quick to make, each girl can make 2 complete scarves in one afternoon.  I hope you try it, and if you do...please link up a picture in the comments!

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Color Combos Galore #226 - Cards Week!

We have a gorgeous Spring color palette this week at Color Combos Galore :

Happy Spring:

I drew inspiration from the color story itself, having pretty much all of the main elements: chickies, flower, eggs. I also had several things with gingham patterns on it, so I incorporated a couple of those, too. There are lots of other elements from the photo that could be used for the bonus challenge...Striped patterned paper (from the lunch box),  a title that starts with the letter 'N' (large N in the background), or even foil/glitter (from the shiny eggs). Those are just some other things that I see...lots of fun ideas this week:)

Supply List:

stamps - Stampin' Up! (Everyday Flexible Phrases, Down to Business)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip, Garden Green)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Soft Sky)
patterned paper - Pink Paislee (pink gingham); Fancy Pants (blue grid)
chipboard - American Crafts (chicks); Stampin' Up!(flower)
stickers - American Crafts (eggs)
ribbon - Making Memories
other - Stampin' Up! (rhinestones, baker's twine, Top Note die, Square Lattice 
embossing folder); unknown - buttons

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Grey & White Stripe Scarf Pattern

     My sis-in-law recently got a navy blue pea coat, and I wanted to make a scarf to go with it for her birthday. I thought grey and white would look cute with it.  I looked around a little for a pattern, and didn't find I just made one up, it's pretty simple. I wanted it to be light-weight, and not too bulky.  But, I also wanted it to have a chunky homemade feel to it.  I think I achieved my goal by using worsted weight yarn, and large needles (size 11).  Here is the finished product...

Supply List:

Size 11 needles
Red Heart Yarn - Heather Grey (MC)
Red Heart Yarn - Soft White (CC)
crochet hook (for fringe)


Using MC, cast on 21 stitches
Row 1 : k3, p3 (repeat to end)
Row 2 : p3, k3 (repeat to end)
Row 3 & 4 : Repeat Rows 1 & 2
Row 4-8 :With CC repeat rows 1-4
Repeat rows 1-8 until scarf measures 6 ft. long, bind off, and weave in ends.  Cut some 10 in. strands of both MC, and CC. Using 2 strands of each color, and a crochet hook, put 7 tassels on each end.

That's it! I hope my instructions are clear enough...feel free to ask me any questions :)

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