Monday, March 31, 2014

GDT For Through The Craft Room Door

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer for Through The Craft Room Door this week!  In addition to being an awesome challenge blog, TTCRD puts out an amazing magazine full of crafty goodness.  Be sure to check it out!

The theme is "Anything Goes" and the sponsor image is very springy, so this is what I created:


Of course the flowers are handmade.  I love making my own embellishments.

Thanks so much for looking and be sure to go play at TTCRD this week!  Laters!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Happy Easter with Hobbycutz Challenge Blog!

Happy Early Easter!  I'm so excited to bring you my first DT project with Hobbycutz Challenge Blog!  Hobbycutz are amazeballs laser cuts for all your crafting projects, and I'm thrilled to be on their DT.

The theme this week is Easter, and we're being sponsored by Squigglefly Digital Stamps!  I chose this adorable image of the girl with bunnies and an Easter sentiment as well for my project.


I'm so psyched with how it turned out!

I'm linking to some challenges:
Be sure to play along with this weeks' Easter Challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tonight, Tonight

Remember the Smashing Pumpkins? They had some good tunes back in the day. Their "Tonight, Tonight" video had such a Steampunk vibe, way before Steampunk was as cool as it is now!

As I created this card, I constantly heard "Tonight, Tonight" in my head.  Time, is never time at all, you can never ever leave....sorry, I tend to get carried away singing and sometimes I type it out without realizing it LOL.


I made the balloon multi dimensional, and of course made the gears myself.  The metallic paint shows up a lot more in person than in the photo.


Here's a closeup of the hot air balloon.

I'm entering some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

You Are Beautiful

It's supposed to be spring--it's the first day of spring!!!--but there's still snow on the ground and it's freezing outside.  Ah, Michigan.  I'm ignoring the weather and making bright, floral cards from inside while blaring 80s music.  Nothing says hanging out in the sunshine like 80s music.


The debossed background doesn't really show up in the photo, nor does the fact that the flower centers are glittery and the flowers are shimmery.


I'm entering these challenges:

I'm off to work on more projects.  Laters!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Simple Style

Hi all.  I was trying to watch the 100th episode of Glee, but it was too horribly done so instead I made this card to add to my OWH box.  I'm trying to make over 400 cards JUST for that this year!


Isn't it sharp? I like that it's good for all occasions, and it's flashy but not glittery, as that's not allowed.  It was a quick card, too.  Love those.

Thanks so much for looking. I'm off to try and get through this ep of Glee.  Ugh.  Laters!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

In Celebration of Women

Happy Tuesday crafters!  It was recently International Women's Day and I've been working on a card for it ever since I found out.  I wanted something colorful and springy that was artistic and would work for any occasion because women can't be boxed in to one thing, we're everything at once.


I made the flowers on this card too, 'cause I prefer custom embellishments to store bought ones.


I'm linking to these challenges:

Thanks so much for looking.  I'm off to clear off the pile of started projects on my work desk and finish something.  Laters!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Simple Celebrations

I'm still on my CAS kick!  Here's another quick and easy card I made for my OWH box!


I'm making it in guy-friendly colors, too.  I like cards that work for men and women.

I'm off to try and figure out how to get gesso off my favorite PJ pants.  Laters!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Is It SPRING Yet?!?

I swear it seems to just stay perpetually cold here.  The mounds of snow aren't melting and I'm sick of freezing my butt off when I wear a skirt.  I am done with winter and I keep telling myself if I make spring cards, then spring will come.  It hasn't worked yet but I've still got hope.  A teeny, tiny bit of hope.

I've been putting a lot of time into cards for OWH this month, and this card is just perfect for the no-thickness, no-glitter requirements that they have.


I'm linking to some challenges:


Thanks so much for looking.  I'm off to work on some more cards.  Laters!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday, Barbie!!

Fifty-five years ago, Ruth Handler released what I think is the greatest toy in the world.  The Barbie doll is and always will be my favorite toy.  From the time I was three until much later in my teens than you'd expect, Barbie was pretty much the only thing I wanted to play with.  Ever after I grew out of playing with them, I still wanted the dolls. I'd try to fix the ones I experimented with, or whose hair disintegrated (that whole cottony hair thing? Not Mattel's best idea!) and for awhile tried to make clothes for them.  I never stopped loving the doll though.  Never stopped buying them, never stopped wanting a collector's dream room to fill with dolls I could never afford.  Barbie always represented that girls can be ANYTHING they want to be.  She never apologized for who she was, no matter how much people tried to knock her down.  Her blonde hair, her figure, even her eyeliner made her the subject of ridicule at times, but she's always been beloved, and she'll always be a huge part of me.

I wanted to make a birthday card to celebrate this milestone in Barbie's life.  I don't have any Barbie stamps that aren't children's toys--because there aren't any--but this is a pretty close substitute I think.


I'm of course linking to some challenges:

Thanks so much for looking and Happy Birthday, Barbie!  Laters!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A CAS Butterfly

You guys know me, I like things big and glittery and showy.  Making simple cards is always a challenge for me, but I'm trying to make cards I can donate to OWH for every big and bulky card I make to sell in the shop.

I apologize for the colors not really showing up, I tried taking about 83923848340 photos, and then I gave up :)


I really like the way the turquoise floats into the purple on the wings.

I'm of course entering a few challenges:

Thanks so much for looking.  Laters!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Favorite Sundae

Happy Monday everyone!  I'm getting a start to my crafty week by showcasing one of my many, many birthday card creations.  I'm thrilled to announce that today, it's a Favorite Item on The Craft Star's front page!  Yay me!!


You can pick this card up in the shop here. Thanks so much for looking.  Laters!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Pop Star

As soon as I chose that title for this blog post, I started to hear Eden's Crush music in my head.  You guys remember them?  They came from the first season of that WB trainwreck tv show PopStars?  The lead singer was Nicole Scherzinger?  Anyways, I made this card....

I've wanted to make a movies-inspired card for awhile now, and I finally got around to it!  It's a twofer, too, 'cause it's doubly dimensional.


So here's the card front. It's cute, it's fun, right?  But then....

 

The popcorn is a tag that comes out!


I couldn't decide on a sentiment so I used two different ones.

I'm psyched about this card, I don't usually do hidden tags or anything.  I tend to go more obvious.

I'm entering these challenges:
I'm off to finish watching (and mocking!) The Oscars, work on some future projects and DT work.  Have a wonderful night!  Laters!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March In The Craft Garden - PASTELS Challenge

Happy Spring (WE HOPE!!)!  Time to kick off the new season with a fun challenge from The Craft Garden!  This month we're using PASTELS to make our creations!  I received some gorgeous flowers from the Craft Garden Shop to make my project, so I made an A7 vintage themed card.


Thanks so much for looking and be sure to play in the challenge!!  Laters!