Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Fall

Aloha all,

         Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me :) For my craft creation today, I want to share with you a simple but cute fall card.

          Of course, the file for this creation is from Kadoodle Bug Designs and they are having a super fabulous sale going right now that will last until Friday.

          To celebrate the cooler weather and the change of the season I decided to craft a fall card. This summer sure has been a scorcher and I'm more than happy to say goodbye till next year.
           So sorry, this card is not as elaborate as some of my previous cards but I believe it carries its own little charm.

      This little cutie is from KBD's Nut'n Better Than Fall.  To add a little more pizzaz to my card I incorporated my Whimsy Stamps, Double Scallop Doily die. The background tree is Memory Box Designs, Grand Oak Tree.

      To create that fall appearance to the tree I used Petal Soft Vintage Christmas. I really like the colors in this and these colors can be so versatile in many seasonal creations.

     Finally, to add the finishing touch to my creation, of course, I had to use my much loved JB goodies to help me out. The dies and stamp set used in this card are:
     Harvest Signs and Fall dies.

         Thanks for stopping by and as usual, I hope you have a scrappy day :)


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome to My Crypt

Aloha all,

         Thanks for stopping by today. I can't wait for the first day of October so I can bust out my Halloween supplies and decorate my condo and the outside. So excited!

          For my project today, I used Kbd's Tombtone Dragon  as the witchy owls pumpkin to give my card that much need Halloween accessory. Halloween is just not complete without a pumpkin.

          I found the awesome card base in the Silhouette online store. This card is by Samantha Walker, design ID #95060.

          Did you happen to notice my roof? If so, that was created using my Darice "Notebook Paper" embossing folder.  It created that perfect wood slats to my rooftop. 

          Look a little closer at the roof. Notice the crackle effect? That came from none other than my favorite stamp carrier, Jaded Blossom Stamps and Dies.
          As a matter of fact, this card is seriously tricked out with Jaded Blossom accessories.

          The little skeleton waving in the window is another stamp provided by Jaded Blossom as well as the sentiment on the crypt.

           Of course, the bat and ghost are another one of JB's die creations.  This die set is a must have to add to your Halloween collection. 

           No matter the occasion, the ladies over at Jaded Blossom have a sentiment for everything and I just love their customer service.

 Mahalo for taking the time to stop by and check out my latest creation.

                                   As always, I hope you have a scrappy day!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fishing You A Great Day

Hi guys,

       Thanks for stopping by today. For today's project I want to share with you a card I cased from Bibiana's bendi fold card.

       This is such a unique style and I just had to share this with you guys. Of course, I used my handy dandy Silhouette to create the card and rectangles. "Why buy the die when your Silhouette can recreate it to any size you like ?", is my motto.

      I have never done a "man" card but as soon as I saw the moose fishing from Kaboodle Bug Designs I just knew that I had to try my hand at it.

      Love the outcome and so does my hubby. Know it's a winner when he thinks it's a man card.

      To create my clouds I used scrap paper and my cloud die from Mama Elephant. I laid my paper die cut out onto the card, grabbed my Tim Holtz sponger and my Memento Sky blue and sponge layered my clouds.
       If  this is your first time creating clouds like this, there are plenty of YouTube videos to show you how.

  I have to admit, when I first started layering my clouds I was ready to scrap it. So happy I just kept going and now I will tell you the same thing. Just keep layering the clouds. The end result will speak for itself.

   Notice my cute little forest border in the back? That little cut came from Lawn Fawn.

   To top the card off, I used Scrappy Mom Stamps Amusing Animals and topped it off with my Jaded Blossom die.

Thanks for stopping by and as always,

Hope you have a scrappy day!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Hello Birthday Girl

Hi all,

                      Thanks for swinging by today. For today's card, I decided to try to create a more 3d style card with my Bazzill shimmer papers.

                      Inspiration for this card came from my craft sister over at Sugar Bean Creations. She makes some of the cutest cards and I encourage you to pay her a visit.

                      I found the mermaid splash pop up card, design ID #63237 in the Silhouette online store.

                    Several modifications were made to this card by removing the mermaid and all of her scenery that accompanies this card. That left me with the exterior and the interior of the shell. By using a flower roller and rolling it around the card, I was able to create a more curved effect to the card.
                  I enlarged KBD's Mermaid Lagoon mermaid and lengthened the loose seaweed to surround her. Accents to the seaweed was made using my absolutely need in my stash stickles.

                Using my much loved ink chalks, I  was able to shade in the little  stones littering the floor and actually just folded the seaweed over to make it stand up instead of gluing it down with the stone. The outcome is just fabulous!

Details to this little cuties face were made using my white gellyroll pen and my 0.05 LePen. As you can see, different colors of stickles were used on her starfish bra and hair barrettes.

The little tiny blue beads were found at my local craft store and added that finishing touch to my sea floor as well as creating the impression of bubbles floating amongst "Ariel" and her friends.

The tag and stamp (Hello, Hello) came from Jaded Blossom.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a scrappy day!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Just Chicken In

Aloha all,

Thanks for stopping by. I saw this amazing chicken pen card by Karen Burniston  and just knew that it had to be recreated.  Unfortunately, I do not own the chicken wire die but thanks to Craft Edge I was able to find a free svg.
          Of course, I had to use KBD's adorable rooster. The cardstock used came from my local craft store and I used my chalk ink to give it a splash of brown. 

I was going for that distressed wood look. Didn't quite turn out the way I had hoped but I am still very pleased with the outcome.
              To finish this card off I added some fall colored flowers to the edge and some hay to poke out of the coop. The card is from one of my favorite blogs to follow, A star for Chiemi. I highly recommend you go visit her page. She makes some of the cutest creations.

              Of course my card would not be complete without using my favorite stamps and dies from Jaded Blossom.

               I hope you enjoyed my card and if you decide to put a different spin on this, please let me know. I would love to see what you come up with.

                Hope you all have a scrappy day and a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mourner's Top Hat

Hi all,

               Have I told you that Halloween is my favorite holiday? I just love looking at all the creative costumes, haunted houses and of course the much needed, highly anticipated, free candy! LOL! I have a serious sweet tooth.

               Anyway, enough about me, on to my creation. For today's project, I want to share with you my much beloved Mourner's Top Hat by SnapDragon Snippets. This design can also be found in the Silhouette online store, # 67665.

                 Isn't this hat amazing! When I first started this hat, I was ready to scrap it. But I am so glad that I just kept going with it and the result to me is amazing. To create the splatter effects I used a regular black crayola marker and just splashed it all over my paper piecings, let it dry, embossed it with Stampin Up's Spider Web embossing folder, and inked edges.     
              The skull with the feather boa was found at Joanne's and to add accents to the hat, I used dies from Jaded Blossom.
             To create the worn, distressed feather look, I just brushed the feathers back and forth over my jeans, assembled all the pieces and viola!

Hope you guys enjoyed this and as usual, wishing you all a scrappy day!