Saturday, May 23, 2015

PCC #100!!!

Hi  Everyone! 
I hope you had and an awesome week.

This is challenge #100 for PaperCrafters Corner!
Because of this milestone there are 3 inspiration magazine covers. 
Because it's their 100th challenge there was one requirement. We have to use the numbers 100,10,1, or 0. My first thought was to use the last image and then incorporate a binary code. But then something happened this week that made me take a different route. 

See this little kitty?
Her name is Princess Tiger Lily, Tiger for short. She is just about 17 years old. And, as of Monday, she is no longer with us. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I still have a hard time keeping the tears at bay. So, this week's card is in honor of our kitty.

I chose the second cover and created this card.
I found the quote online that matched my feelings. Although we are all sad now Tiger gave us lots of reasons to smile. 
The crochet flower that I made a long time ago, a couple die cut leaves, and patterned paper was all I needed to complete the card. 

Congrats to Steph and PCC for 100 fabulous challenges!
Your papercrafted creation
must incorporate the numbers 100, 10, 1 or 0,
or any combination of these numbers,
or anything that represents them
(think lines, circles, ovals, etc.) - See more at:
Your papercrafted creation
must incorporate the numbers 100, 10, 1 or 0,
or any combination of these numbers,
or anything that represents them
(think lines, circles, ovals, etc.) - See more at:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

PCC #99!

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a good week. 

Isn't this just an awesome inspiration piece?
Steph has also started a new blog series called Tuesday's Tips for Quick Creating.  The one tip I responded with is about the One Sheet Wonder cards. I've been wanting to try it. Since this week's challenge piece has a rainbow of colors I remembered I had this paper in my stash:

I don't even remember when I got it. Anyway....The cards I make are smaller than an A2 so I had to create my own template. I really just cut the paper keeping in mind the size of my cards (3.5x5)
I ended up making 8 cards!! :)

A couple of close-ups.

I used a couple Unity stamps and Spellbinders dies. They were finished in no time. I like this technique. I think I might even make sets for my sisters for Christmas. :)

You really need to check out PaperCrafters Corner. There's always something fun going on. And...they just acquired Craft Storage Ideas so now there's even more!

Tuesday’s Tips for Quick Creating
Tuesday’s Tips for Quick Creating
Tuesday’s Tips for Quick Creating

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day cards

Hello Everyone!

PaperCrafters Corner has a special challenge going on this week in honor of Mother's Day. 
Here's the inspiration:

This week, using the inspiration, we are to make something related to Mother's Day. My Mom passed away almost 12 years ago. My mother in law passed 22 years ago. So, I don't make Mother's Day cards. Until today. I decided to make cards for my sisters. All 4 of them. I couldn't make just 1. Each one was made with a different part of the inspiration.

The tulips that the girl is holding
 The flowers on the mom's apron
 The mom's blue dress
 The girl's yellow dress
I hope my sisters like their cards.

This week's prize is special too. A Project Life Midnight core kit and album. If you haven't played yet this would be a good week to start. :)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Super fast triple layer

Hi everyone!
Happy (i)NSD Weekend. 

I have been trying to get some scrapping done but I took a break to make a card for this week's PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge #97.  
Yesterday was also my birthday. What better way to spend the day than by NSD SCRAPPING!
This week's inspiration is so colorful! I love it!
I just had to go with the rainbow, right?

The paper is from a pad of MAMBI Cards. I bought it for doing project life but this one was PERFECT for the challenge. I used Spellbinders ATC dies, matted the layers, added the banner and Happy Birthday and DONE! Super quick. Less than 10 minutes. My last triple layer card took longer just because of the measuring. I couldn't believe how fast this was. If you like the triple layer cards you might want to check out the Spellbinders ATC dies. 
Have a great week!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two PCC Challenges

Hi Everyone!

This week PaperCrafter's Corner has TWO challenges. The first is week 96 for the Magazine Monday challenge. Here's the inspiration piece:
The second is the challenge for Earth Day. The requirement is that the "entry must be a papercraft project – it must somehow incorporate paper – and that it must include an element of recycling, re-purposing or re-using, and be submitted by the deadline."

I started with the Earth Day challenge. I had a cigar box that I've been meaning to decorate. This challenge got me moving. I didn't want to do a lot to it because it will probably be tucked on a shelf. I used a K& CO pad that I bought a long time ago. After I finished the box I had lots of scraps. So in honor of Earth Day I used them up making cards. 
 As you can see the paper I chose for the box also fits the weekly challenge. The colors (green and black) and butterflies from the inspiration are all in the paper. The cards even fit inside the box!
That's it for me. Have a great week! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PCC #95

Hi Everyone! 
This week's inspiration at PaperCrafter's Corner image is so fun. 
It got me moving to create a card that I've been wanting to make for a while.
It's very simple but fun to create. I used Prismacolor pencils but it can easily be made with paper scraps, ink, paint. 

It's a BEAUTIFUL day today so I'm getting myself outside. 
Have a great week!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

PCC #94

Hi everyone! I just have a quick post today. 
This week's PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Inspiration was easy for me. As soon as I saw the denim with red I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

Sorry about the poor photo. Evening light is rarely good. :)
I used a very old denim paper from my stash and a Hero Arts stamp. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in the image. I decided I would stamp a sentiment on the inside on the this card.

Have a GREAT week!

Friday, April 3, 2015

It's week 93!

Hi Everyone!

This is week number 93 at PaperCrafter's Corner. With Easter being on Sunday it's no surprise that this weeks inspiration is Easter themed. 
Although you can do just about anything with an image like this I picked one egg for my card.
Can you guess which one?
I even got to use up some scraps. 
Here are a few more with scraps:

This last card is done using shimmer sprays. I never really liked them at all. They never sprayed straight. I was about to toss them all until I saw a video on a different way to use them. All you do is wet the watercolor paper and drip, not spray, the shimmer sprays on it.
 I love the look. Guess I'm not tossing those sprays afer all.

Have a Happy & Blessed Easter!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A couple challenges

Hi Everyone! 
Today's post is for some challenges. 

This is week #92 for Papercrafter's Corner. Here's the inspiration:
It is also time for the Third Thursday challenge at Crafty Steals. For them it's use your stash....journal card, washi tape, and a punch. 
Out came the supplies. I've been in the mood to make some cards with neglected supplies so this gave me a great opportunity. 
 I used the cake as inspiration for this card. It's the first time inking these Unity stamps. I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils. I also pulled out my EK border punch.
I had a little trouble with the Crafty Steals challenge. None of my journal cards worked with my washi tape. So I just used the back of one that has a dot grid. 
I used 2 washi tapes, 2 punches, and one journal card.
While I had my washi tape out I thought I would use up some more of it.

Have a great week!

a modeling paste experiment.

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I was using my stencils, modeling paste, and Gelatos to make these two cards.

 On this one I used Gelatos to color the background. I then used some modeling paste and a DCWV stencil. After the paste dried I added the Spellbinders 'Happy Birthday" and some punched flowers.
This card started out with black card stock. I mixed several colors of Gelatos with the modeling paste because I wanted a rainbow. I again used a DCWV stencil, the Spellbinders die, and a punched flower. 
It was on this card that I began my experiment. I made too much colored modeling paste when I was making the card. I really didn't want to waste it but I didn't have anything to put it in. What to do? I took out some wax paper and another stencil and put on the paste. 
 Would the idea in my head work?
Once the paste dried I tried to peel it off the wax paper. Nope. Then I used my xacto knife. Yep. Now I had a bunch of little 'tile' shapes.
Here are the cards I made:
 The stencil I used is The Crafter's Workshop Mini Deco Doily (Balzer Designs).
Parts of this one has crystal accents to give it some shine. 
I made some more 'tiles' this morning:
I used the Crafter's Workshop Mini Layered Beads (Balzer Designs) to make this card:
A little bit of the Mary Englebreitt style with a Unity stamp. 
These are cards that I would probable hand deliver because the 'tiles' can be fragile. A clear topcoat would help make them sturdier. 
I hope you enjoy this technique for making your own tiles. I'd love to see what you make if you decide to give it a try.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A little mixed media

Hi Everyone! 

It's time again for another Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge
# 91
I love all the COLOR! 
For this challenge I was going to make a card but decided on a mixed media canvas instead.
I used Clearsnap Crafter's Inks, Stickles, Scrappy Cat and Target alphabet stamps, a butterfly pin, beads and a dream catcher that I made. I found the quote online and I think it fits great with the dream catcher.

Have a WONDERFUL week!

Friday, March 13, 2015

PCC #90

Hi Everyone!

This week's PaperCrafter's Corner challenge is another shamrock inspired cover. 

For this challenge the card I made was inspired by the shamrock.

washi tape, heart punch, gem, Michael's $1 stamp

The card probably took about 20 minutes to make. 
This next card took less. Maybe 10 minutes. 

Prima flower, Cosmo Cricket paper, doily, Unity stamp

For this next pair of cards I was just playing with a Spellbinder's border punch. 

Spellbinders border die, Unity stamp, CTMH stamp

They were fun to make. :)