Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Treats

The last challenge for The Greeting Farm blog hop was to create a goodie or treat in a card. I have seen many ideas using an easel card so that is what I made for this. First, I cut out an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch piece of red cardstock. I then scored this at 4 1/4 and 2 1/8. This folds over to make the easel. For the main part of the outside, I cut another piece of red cardstock at 4 1/4 by 4 1/4. Then I covered this with some patterened paper. I used the Dahlia stamp because she is so festive! I colored her with red and green to match the paper and the candy. I attached the square to the front of the card and added some red glitter to the red stripes and some red glitter to Dahlia's flower. To hold the easel in place, I used a clear button and then stuck the candy onto the button. This way, once the candy is gone, the card can still be displayed. So sweet!

Let It Snow

Here is another card challenge using stamps from The Greeting Farm. The challenge was to create a snow card. I really wanted to use the Camille and Edward stamps inspired by "Twilight." (There was a snow scene in one of the movies! ) I made a 5 inch by 5 inch white card. Then I covered it with some snowflake paper I think I have had since I started scrapbooking. I wrapped the paper in some blue gray fibers that I attached to the back with double sided tape. After coloring my characters and cutting them out, I attached them using pop dots. The final touch was adding glitter to Edward and adding the saying, "I'm snow happy with you!" Now, which "Twilight" friend should I give this card to?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Santa, Baby

For my Christmas cards this year, I wanted to use Cheeky Rockabilly from The Greeting Farm as soon as I saw her. I liked her old-fashioned look and her flirty style. I stamped her and then colored and cut her out. (Thanks to my sister Joy for helping me to color. There were lots to do!)To make her perfect for Christmas, I cut out Santa Claus' hats from Paper Doll Dress Up. I added a white pom pom and some cotton to the hat. The background paper is from Hobby Lobby. I searched everywhere for a Naughty or Nice stamp and came up with nothing. Then, at Hobby Lobby, I found this, "Turn on the Twinkle." Perfect! I embossed some red glittery embossing powder using this stamp. I hope she brings some flirty fun to my friends and family this Christmas!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Farm Fresh Fridays

Sunday already? Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is this week. I cannot wait until my house smells like Thanksgiving dinner!
Here is a challenge from The Greeting Farm. I had to create a Sparkly Birthday card. I love butteflies so I used Flutter Anya. After coloring her with markers and colored pencils, I glued some pink glitter to her wings. Then I cut out some more butterflies and the word, "smile" using Walk in my Garden. To keep the sparkly theme, I added some clear seed beads to the butteflies and the "i" in smile using some double sided tape. It looks like all of these butteflies might just fly right off the card. Enjoy your week!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Greeting Farm Challenge

I have to admit, I used to think using sketches for my scrapbook pages was stealing someone else' ideas. Now, I see how they can spark my creativity and get me out of my rut. In the past two days, I have made two pages with pictures I have had sitting in a box for two years. Sketches are good!

This sketch was found on The Greeting Farm blog for a challenge. I used some American Crafts patterned paper called, "Merrymint." This paper is the main background and also frames the pictures. I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge to cut the scallop around the solid red cardstock. To make the green circle, I just traced a tupperware bowl. The stamp is from The Greeting Farm. She is Dahlia. I colored her Christmas colors to match the gingerbread house that Kate is making. I edged the circle in red and attached it using pop dots. Then I cut out, "SWEET" using the same patterned paper. The challenge had journaling under the title, so I handwrote a little bit about the picture. Let's see what sketches I can find next!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps: Mini Challenge

Here is a quick design challenge using some Peachy Keen Stamps. The challenge was to create a project using the Peachy Keen Face stamps with polka dots. The main color had to be white. I have had these pictures of Kate playing in the snow for two years so I just had to use them. Of course, I had no polka dot paper that matched so I took a piece of textured white cardstock and a polka dot mask. I colored in the dots with pink chalk. Then I cut out some snowflakes and circles on my Cricut machine. I added faces to the circles and I put each circle in the middle of the large flakes. You cannot really tell but I added a little pink chalk to each face. Then I also cut out "SNOW GIRL" and added that to the page. (I was having some camera difficulties tonight so the picture is not that great!) I was happy to finally use these pictures.
I hope to play in the snow again soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Peachy Keen Stamps: Challenge 40

Brrr! It is finally getting cold here in the Valley of the Sun. Now cold to us is in the 70's so don't laugh too hard! Even though I live in Arizona, I am a big Packers' fan and I was so excited to do this card using a stamp from Peachy Keen Stamps. For this challenge, I had to follow a sketch and use some stamps from Peachy Keen. I first made a green card and then used some patterned paper from Basic Grey. I topped the paper with a strip of white cut with some mini-scallop scissors. (I have not used these scissors in so long!) To add some texture to the green paper, I embossed some footballs using a clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the Packer Snowman and colored him in with markers. For the ribbon, I used some holiday ribbon I probably bought for Easter but goes great with these colors. I put the snowman on the top with some pop dots. To cheer on the team, I stamped those famous words, "Go Pack Go!" and attached that to the bottom. Here's to a great rest of the season!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

I absolutely love Sundays! It is a time to get everything done and it is also time for FOOTBALL! I love football. My friend Mary also loves football, but more importantly, she loves the New England Patriots and Tom Brady. While I don't share in this love, I did want Mary to know how much I care about her so I made her this football card for her birthday. I used the Quarterback Ian stamp from The Greeting Farm and colored him with the Patriots' colors. Then I cut him out. I attached a piece of red Felt Fusion from Queen and Co. The felt was self-adhesive and easy to stick to the blue cardstock. (I have had this for a few years and I was surprised that it was still sticky!) I put "Little Tommy" over the felt with some pop dots and then attached some silver star brads to the right. I hope Mary had a fabulous birthday and enjoyed her "Little Tommy." Have a great Sunday!