Saturday, September 17, 2011

Back to School Survival Kit

Hello all!  I was trying to think of something to make for Back-to-School besides a card.  Finally I remembered this great idea someone gave me a couple years ago.  So, I pulled it out and figured out the pattern.  I don't know who made the original since it isn't signed, but its a great idea!

I used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Harvard.  Isn't he the cutest thing?  He reminds me of my son, Benjamin.  The papers are scraps from my stash.  He is colored with acrylics as always.  I'm not pleased with his face, I need more practice.

Here's the back.  I did all the wording on the computer and cut them with my Nesties.

Now for the fun part!  Pull the ribbon and:

Isn't that great?  When the stress of school is too much, here is an emergency supply of chocolate!  lol  (Since I'm the teacher shouldn't I get one of these, too?)  I hope my boys love these.  They know they should hide the chocolate from their mother!!  lol

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything but a Card
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Back to School
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

That's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

I have a great card to show you today.  I love this cutie little guy from Mo's Digital Pencil. He's called I Even Love the Box.  I smile every time I look at him.  He's so happy playing in the box.  How many times do our children do that?  I know mine always loved the boxes.  lol

I had a great time painting him with my acrylics.  His bow is covered with Glossy Accents.  The red circle behind him is embossed with a Sizzix folder called Evergreen.

The great paper is all from My Minds Eye.  The pad is called O Christmas Tree.  I added stitching to all the layers.  Being a quilter and seamstress I feel like its my signature on my cards.

I followed the same sketch for the front on the back of my card.

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - Boys Will Be Boys
Digital Tuesday - Celebrate the Season
Mo's Digital Challenge - Boy Attitude
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the Inside of Your Card

I think that's about it for today.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Blessings & Hugs


Monday, September 12, 2011

Fairy Wishes

I have another card today.  This one is made with an adorable stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps.  She is called Lil Pinkette Haunting Fairy Coraline

 I painted her with my acrylics and embellished her with Pearl Ex, glitter and Stickles in several colors. 

My recipe:
Papers - The Paper Studio.
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Chipboard, brads, pearls, beads, ribbon - my stash

I will be entering "Fairy Wishes" in the following challenges:
Magical Monday - Anything
Cute Card Thursday - @ the Office (brads are just fancy paper fasteners, right?)
Digital Tuesday - Fairy Wishes
Stamp Something - Anything
City Crafter - 1 Ribbon, 2 Words, 3 Butterflies
Catered Crop - the ingredients I used are: ribbon, glitter, pearls, stitching, digi stamp and my handwriting
Crafty Catz - Ribbon
Tickled Pink - Chipboard

I guess that's it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Just a Note

I made this card for a friend who recently blessed me with a new cell phone.  (Yes, Hannah, that's you.)  And for some reason (a momentary lapse of brain power?) I took a picture and sent it to her!  Well, in my defense I usually send her a picture of all my projects.  So, this one's for you, girlie!

I dug through my stash for many of the elements in this card.  It's great when I can do that.  I love using up bits and pieces of stuff that have been around for a long time.

My recipe:
Stamps - "Fanny's Cuddle" by Sarah Kay; flourish is from an old Stampin' Up set
Design Paper - Linen and Lace Paper Stack from Die Cuts With a View
Flowers and Photo Corner  - Wild Orchid
Embossing Plate - Spellbinders Impressabilities "Flowers"  (the cream circle on the front)

This card is entered in the following challenges:
CLP - Sketch
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Sundays with Chrissy - Friendship
Crafty Catz - Monochromatic

I think that's it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,