Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lil Sweet Pea

My next door neighbor has a new baby girl!  I made this sweet card to take to them.

I used MTME's digi set Tending the Garden to make the seed packet.  I printed the frame onto light pink paper and then used copics to darken the edges.  I colored the peas and pea pod with copics too.  

I used Spring is Here for the paper.   I popped up the center of the seed packet and the pea pods with pop dots, added some ribbon and a little bling center and I was done!

Thank you for you visit - I appreciate each visit and comment so much!  Please head on over to the MTME Pretty Patterns blog so play along and enter.  I'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You've Been Boo'd!

I have another Halloween card for you today.  I don't normally make Halloween cards but MTME has such cute ones that I couldn't resist!

I used MTME's "A Spooky Surprise" for my card.  I grouped the pumpkin, ghost and jack-o-lantern together and added the sentiment, "You've Been Boo'd" together and printed them up.  I printed up 3 more jack-o-lanterns and cut them out.

I used copics to color them and popped them up with pop dots.  I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the border around the card.  It is actually behind the orange card.  See how it is partly open in the photo below?

You can see the dimensions of the jack-o-lantern in the photo below.

The spiderweb was a little tricky.  I didn't want to have to use black in but since printers don't have WHITE ink it's all I could do... I made a black background and then turned the spiderweb white and placed it on top of the black background and then printed it up.  No matter what color I used to print onto the black cardstock, it just wasn't going to show up.

The orange with white polka dot paper is from some old Creative Memories paper.    I added some orange brads and put some star dust stickles on them so they will shine and I added some ribbon.  I used clear glue dots to hold the middle of the bow and the ends in place.

I hope you will join us for this week's sketch challenge!  Go on over to My Time Made Easy's blog to check it out!

Other challenges:
Stampylandchallenges - Halloween
Stamping Scrapbooking Challenge Central: Halloween

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or Treat, smell my feet!

My oldest son, Justen, used to say "Trick or Treat, smell my feet!" every Halloween when he was a little boy.  He would laugh and giggle thinking it was the funniest thing ever.  I laughed at him enjoying saying such a silly little saying and then hearing his little sister trying to repeat it was priceless.

Here is my version of the cute Trick or Treat saying:  

I used MTME's digi stamp set:  A Spooky Surprise.  It was fun to line up the witche's feet with the words and the spider.  I colored the feet (and shoes of course) with copics.  The MTME digi paper is from Traditional Halloween If you click on either photo you can see that there are little spiders in between the orange and purple diamonds.  

This week we are having a sketch review.  You can choose from sketches 12 - 18,  I chose sketch #13.  I rotated the sketch to the right and instead of a flower I added a bow.

Don't forget about our design team search going on right now!  It's not too late to enter!  You can go here to read all the details.  Even if you aren't applying for the DT position, come and play along with us.  You can go here to choose which sketch is your favorite!

Thank you for your visit.  Each visit and comment is greatly appreciated.  

Other challenges:
My Craft Challenge: color challenge

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sympathy Rose

I made a sympathy card for the parents of a young boy who passed away from several congenital diseases.  The father works with my husband and we want to reach out to them since we can sympathize.  It was one year ago (Oct 4, 2010) that my own daughter passed away from her heart & GI congenital diseases.  It's going to be hard but we want to reach out with love and support.  I wanted this card to be feminine mainly because I will be reaching out to the mother and she and I haven't met yet.  I wanted this card to express my appreciation to her for all she did for her son over the years.  I understand the sacrifices that a mother of a special needs/chronically ill child makes... and I also understand the bond between that mother and child.  

I used MTME's new digi stamp set Well Rounded and the digi paper Wildflowers.  

The white paper is a shimmery white stripped paper.  I took a couple of pictures to show the pretty stripes.  I don't remember what it is called but I've had it on hand forever.  I also used light pink lace and white flower trim from my stash.  

I love the rose in the digi stamp set I mentioned above and I wanted to color it with copics so I took the time to reverse the effects of the rose stamp which is a black silhouette and outlined in white.  I used the eraser tool and erased the black areas and then used the paint bucket to color the white outline to black.  That way I could print up the black outline and color it pink with shading and highlights.  

I first tried using the color bucket to color the different parts of the rose in 3 shades of pink and I really like how it turned out.... but that is for another project and another sketch!  (Are you curious?  I hope so - then you'll just have to tune in next time to see it!  mwuahahahahaha!)  

I hope you enjoyed the card even though the occasion is a sad one.  I hope to make the day just a tiny bit easier for the parents by letting them know that they aren't alone.  

Hope you stop by the MTME blog to see what the other designers have made for you!  And don't forget about the DESIGN TEAM CALL!
~Design Team Call~

The sketch team is having a Design Team call.
  • Requirements: Participate each week (having your card ready the night before the sketch goes up).
  • Pay off: Access to MTME digi images & digi papers! (I LOVE THIS PART!)
Easy as pie!  If you think you’d like to be a part of our sketch team all you have to do is participate in each Pretty Pattern Sketch Challenge over the next 4 weeks (9/28 – 10/19), linking your entries up to the appropriate post!  Oh yeah, don’t forget to leave us a comment letting us know you are interested.  It’s that easy!!
Please link your projects up to the MTME Pretty Patterns Sketch challenges on the blog here.
Other challenges:
First Annual Link for Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness) - use PINK