Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Practical Scrappers Rub-On Challenge

This week at Practical Scrappers the challenge is to use your rub-ons!  I found a pack of Heidi Swapp rub-ons in my stash and used those for the flourish and the diamond border.
The digital image is from The Stamping Boutique and I used my Copics to color it!
Paper - Bazil Bling, DCWV, and Jillibean Soup
Digital Stamp - The Stamping Boutique
Font - CK Ali
Rub-Ons - Heidi Swapp
Jewels - The Paper Studio
Markers - Copic Sketch

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Missing you...

One of my favorite things to do is to make sentiments for my cards using Microsoft Word and text boxes.  I print my sentiment first on computer paper and then tape my paper on to the computer paper where I want the sentiment to appear.  The only issue I have with this technique is that it is flat and often fades into the card.  However, I am about to show you how you can change that! 
First, you will need to design your sentiment (and have it printed), Inkessentials Glossy Accents, and some P K Glitter Glitz
With your Glossy Accents, trace your letters that you want to draw attention to.  Note: If you get out of the lines or overlap two letters, you can use a toothpick to clean it up.
Once you have your letters traced add your glitter:
Shake off the excess glitter back into the jar and touch up any letters that you need to with the toothpick.  The Glossy Accents will take about 25-30 minutes to dry.
At this point I add my stamped image.  I do this at this point in case I mess up the lettering, but you could have it stamped before. 
I use Copic Sketch Markers to color in my image.
The Glossy Accents adds dimension, this is a level view of the lettering:
You can do this with stickers and rub-ons as well!  Such an easy way to change up the products we have and add dimension to our creations!

Glitter Glitz: Indigo (P K Glitz)
Font: Baby Kruffy & Corinthia
Glossy Accents (Inkessentials)
Markers:  Copic Sketch
Paper: Cardstock (DCWV & Kraft) / Pattern Paper Heidi Swapp
Pen:  White Signo Broad (uni-ball)
Ribbon - Misc.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Thank You

I created this card for last week's CARDS Magazine blog challenge to use eight different colors on a card.  Be sure to check out their amazing gallery, I am very proud to be amongst last week's chosen!  The challenge is HERE.
 Little Yellow Bicycle – Generation Z
Paper: Striped Metallic Composite
Orange and Silver Live


EK Border Punch
Butterfly cut with SCAL
Font: CK Ali

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sharing Memories Scrapbooking - Easter Bag

I have created an Easter Basket SVG exclusively for Sharing Memories Scrapbooking!  You can grab the files from the SMS Blog by clicking HERE!
There is a file for the bag, the bunny, and a photo for the score marks.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Birthday Kaleidoscope

Poppy Hill DesignsPK Glitz perferred partner, has a software called Dazzling Reflections.  You simply place in a photo and pick a template and your photo becomes a kaleidoscope!  For this card, I worked with a sunflower photo to create the kaleidoscope...
Glitter Glitz: Squash Blossom (P K Glitz)
Sticky Tape: 1/4"-used with Ribbon (P K Glitz)
Software:  Dazzling Reflections (Poppy Hill Designs)
Glue Dots: Medium
Ribbon:  American Crafts
Paper: Kraft Cardstock / Pattern Paper (K&Co)
Punch: Circle Punch (Carl)
Pen: Brown Sharpie

Friday, March 26, 2010

Frosted Designs Challenge!

This week at Frosted Designs the challenge is to use acryllic, vellum, or transparency on your project!  I used a Clear Cut Shape from Little Yellow Bicycle's Generation Z collection.
Little Yellow Bicycle – Generation Z
Paper: Yellow Grunge Dot
Clear Cut – Shapes
Generation Z Ribbon
Clear Stickers
Core’dinations – Onyx Collection (Intrigue)
Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink - Charcoal
Font: Weltron Urban and CK Ali

Be sure to check out the other amazing DT creations and enter in yours!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter Invitations

This is an order that I completed for Easter invitations last week. 
I created seven identical invites with all the details printed on this inside of the card. 
I really fell in love with these colors and how they pulled out features in the family photo (which has been blurred for this post!). Creating invitations for others is always so much fun for me, but the producing in bulk always causes some sort of challenge!  :)
Paper - DCWV , Buttefly - SCAL cut, EK Border Punch, Misc. Ribbon, and Corinthia Font.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Practical Scrappers Use Your Stash!

Practical Scrappers is challenging us to use items from our stash that are over a year old!  The pink cardstock and the pattern paper are both over FOUR years old!  It's Chatterbox and I found a whole stash of it in one of my paper bins, you know - to good to actually use!  And yes, I will start using it now!  :)
Paper - Chatterbox
Punch - EK Border
Butterflies - SMS
Pearls - The Paper Studio

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Only TEN more days until we HOP!

Have you seen this badge around? 
We have only 10 days left before the fun begins!
The P K Glitz Design Team and their Preferred Partners have created some Easter/spring projects that are sure to inspire you and we want to share them with you on the Bunny {Blog} Hop!

The P K Glitz Bunny {Blog} Hop will start Friday April 2nd by 10:00 a.m. central time and you will have until midnight, Sunday, April 4th central time to finish the Bunny {Blog} Hop.
Come join us! As you hop along you will not only find blog candy but also some great giveaways! You'll never know who will be giving away a little or big gift...just hop along and you'll know when you find it!
To say thanks for joining us, P K Glitz will be offering an Easter Basket with $50 worth of merchandise to one lucky Bunny {Blog} Hopper! How's that for FUN??!!

Be sure to check back in on April 2nd - you don't want to miss out on this one!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A SCAL Bunny!

This little bunny is a SCAL file that I created.  He has a full outline, a head/body piece, and all the pink pieces.  You can download the SCAL file HERE.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter Basket and Baby Chicks!

I have been playing with baskets for a couple weeks, trying to get one that would be fitting for Easter and after many attempts I have created this one!  I went for a basket look, so the edges overlap each other slightly.  It is soo easy to assemble, which makes me even happier!  You can get the files below:
The SCAL file has two tabs, one for the basket and one for the handle.
I also created a file for the little baby chick:
Glitter Glitz: Gold (P K Glitz)
Glue Dots: Mini
Glue Pen:  2 Way Glue (Zig)
Paper: Nap Time (American Crafts) / DCWV
Punch: Water Threading (EK)
Ribbon:  American Crafts / Paper Raffia
If you make a basket, I'd love to see it so be sure to leave a link in the comments or email me a photo!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yummy Fries

I was thumbing through some of our vacation photos from last April when I ran across this cup of fries! Don’t they just look delicious?! I used mini glue dots down the sides of the scallop borders as well as small circle punches with Sticky Paper and covered them all in Gold Glitter Glitz to give the layout some shimmer and texture! 
The borders are a SCAL file that I created, you can get the file below!
Glitter Glitz:  Gold (P K Glitz)
Sticky Paper:  Used on punched Circles (P K Glitz)
Borders:  SCAL2 File
Buttons:  Pastel (The Paper Studio)
Chipboard:  Li'l Davis
Glue Dots: Mini
Paper:  Cardstock (DCWV) / Pattern Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Punch: Corner Punch (EK) / Circles (Carl)
Pen:  White and Gold Signo Broad (uni-ball)

Frosted Designs - Think Spring

This week at Frosted Designs the challenge is to think Spring and use flowers!  Be sure to head over to the FD site to see what the Design Team has created and enter in yours!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm so excited!

There is this fabulous store near me called Scrap Tales.  It is a little bit of a hike to get to, but so worth the drive!  I was really excited when they opened a Design Team call a couple weeks back and I have been eagerly checking my email since!  Well, today I popped over to their site and found this: 
Welcome newest Design Team members!
We've selected our newest members for the Scrap Tales Design Team - please welcome: Krista Wilcox, Jamie Cripps (that's me!), Kathy Dutton, Janelle Cramer and Jessica Carleton! They will be joining current members: Candy Spiegel, Robin Swederske, Laura Drahozal and Lindsay McFarland.


You make me smile...

Just a quick card playing with one of my new EK punches!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Password Keeper Challenge

*This is the second post today, scroll down to see Practical Scrappers!*

P K Glitz is having a Password Keeper Challenge! 
Be sure to check out the P K Glitz blog for details on how you too can create a Password Keeper and get a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the P K Glitz store!  
I recycled an old calendar cover for the front and back covers of my Password Journal.  
Glitter Glitz: Sahara (P K Glitz)
Ritzy Ditzy Glitz: Bronze (P K Glitz)
Sticky Tape: 1/4" (P K Glitz)
Stamps: No Place Like Home (MyStamp Box)
Die Cut: Labels Two (Spellbinders)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Luxe and DCWV
Ribbon: American Crafts and Twine 

Practical Scrappers Chipboard Challenge!

Practical Scrappers is having a chipboard challenge this week!  I found some Making Memories paint at Tuesday Mornings and decided I would break it out for this challenge!  So here it is - my very first painting project!
I crocheted the chipboard frame to the card! :)
The paper is DCWV and Daisy Bucket Designs, Chipboard is Making Memories and Fancy Pants. 
Glitter is P K Glitz Glitter Glitz, Poppy and Paint is Making Memories, Freeze and Fir Tree.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Learn, Live, Hope

Paper and Chipboard - K & Company
Buttons - Autumn Leaves
Misc. Chalk and ribbon.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

For this card, I created a SCAL2 file for my tags (you can get the file HERE), leaving the shamrocks as open cuts. I cut small squares of Sticky Paper out and placed them behind the open shamrocks, exposing the sticky side. I then used Meadow "Glitter Glitz" and spread across the sticky paper. I also used the Sticky Paper with my circle punches to create the arch and then peeled the paper and added the Meadow Glitter Glitz again. The button has a ZOT glue dot added to the center and then more of the Meadow Glitter placed on top!
Cardstock: DCWV
Pattern Paper: Making Memories, Deck the Halls
Ribbon: Making Memories, Kids Trims
Glitter: P K Glitz, Glitter Glitz - Meadow
Button: Autumn Leaves
Font: Corinthia

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Little Bunny

I just wanted to say "Thank You" to all of you that have posted Blog Awards for me!  You guys are much to kind!  Thank you so much :)
This is a little bunny paper piecing that was designed in Cricut Design Studio using George and Basic Shapes.  You can grab the cut file HERE!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm the Lucky One

Getting myself into our scrapbook pages is something that I am trying very hard to do this year! When I ran across this photo from our trip last spring, I knew that I wanted to capture the feeling I had when I saw it. We have this arguement that is heard a lot through our home, each kid complains that the other is "so lucky" as he/she get to do something that the other one can not. When I grabbed this photo and looked at it, I thought to myself "they are both wrong, I'm the lucky one"!
Glitter: P K Glitz, Glitter Glitz-Meadow (Lucky) and Ritzy Ditzy Glitz, Bronze (Hearts)
Cardstock: Bazil
Pattern Paper: My Mind's Eye
Button: Autumn Leaves
Chipboard: Making Memories and Li'l Davis Designs
Font: Corinthia (Journaling and Lucky)
Ink: American Crafts Slick Writer (Black), Uni-ball Signo (White), and Cat's Eye Chalk Ink (Olive Pastel)
Fibers: Making Memories
Ribbon: American Crafts (Yellow) and Misc.
Jewels: Zva Creations
P K Glitz carries Sticky Paper...If you haven't tried this you really need to!  I put this down on my Cricut mat (word side up) and cut the Lucky out above.  It cut perfectly!  Then all I had to do was peel the word side off which exposed the sticky and shake glitter over it!  That easy!!  I love this stuff and it is priced great!  It comes in a pack of 25 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) sheets for $5.25! 
Be sure to check out my Scrapbook and Cards Today feature for this layout by clicking HERE!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Frosted Designs Background Stamping Challenge

This week at Frosted Designs, the challenge is to use a background stamp.  I used one of my most favorite stamps, Hero Arts Design Block (clouds)!  I also created a SCAL file for the tree.  You can get the SCAL tree base and circles HERE or the SVG tree base HERE.
The paper is Making Memories and My Mind's Eye, Ink is Print Works (Yorktown Blue) and Cat's Eye Chalk Ink (Olive Pastel), Glitter is P K Glitz, Glitter Glitz (Indigo), 40 was cut with Cricut, George and P K Glitz, Sticky Paper.  Grass are cuts from Cricut, Paper Doll Dress Up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Peanuts 500 - Cedar Point

This race track would take you zooming past us and whip you around two curves.  The longer you rode, the braver you became.  These photos were taken toward the end of the ride!  Hands Up!  Cedar Point~June 2007
I cut a photo that I took of the ride as a title for the page.  Paper-My Mind's Eye and DCWV, Buttons Autumn Leaves, Cat's Eye Chalk Ink.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Practical Scrappers - White Pen/Marker Challenge

Practical Scrappers is having a White Pen/Marker challenge this week!  I use the uni-ball white Signo pen and I love it!  For this card I used it as a stitch pattern!  Be sure to check out what the other DT members did with the challenge by clicking HERE!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

My Guy

Hannah was showing you how to use the Xyron sticker maker and the next thing we knew you had cut a red strip of paper, made it into a sticker and created your very own headband!  You were kicking and karate chopping in the hallway acting like the Three Ninja's, one of your favorite shows!
Inside the "MY GUY", I used index sized photo prints of the different pictures I captured.
Paper - Scenic Route, Cricut George (MY GUY), Misc Buttons

Monday, March 08, 2010

Just Because - Caardvark Challenge

Caardvarks is having a photo inspiration challenge - this is the photo:
And this is my take:
I created the Bird Cage as an SVG and Studio file. 
You can get the SVG/Studio file HERE
The paper is Making Memories and American Crafts, Jewles are The Paper Studio, and I used P K Glitz, Ritzy Ditzy Glitz (Bronze) to add shimmer to the bird cage and butterflies.  I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and misc. ribbon.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

So...I may be addicted to glitter

Really, there could be much worse things, right!?  As most of you know I joined the P K Glitz design team last month and ever since I received my products to work with, I have been hooked!  The sticky paper and glitter glitz are so easy to work with and give my projects such an amazing touch...I just wish I could show you these in person!  This little mini-card was created for this week's CARDS blog challenge. 
The paper is DCWV and Luxe, the glitter corners are a EK corner punch using P K Glitz Sticky Paper and P K Glitz Sahara Glitter Glitz, the font is Baby Kruffy, and ribbon is Making Memories and twine.
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