Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CC Designs November Review

Hello!  With all this Thanksgiving prep and Xmas planning I almost forgot to post this.  It is time for a review of CC Designs November release.

Here is my project featuring Roberto's Rascals' Cocoa Cuddles.  I made a little giftcard holder following this tutorial from SCS.  You can never have enough giftcard holders during Christmas.  The sentiment is from Christmas Verses II and I added on the holly & berry die.

Here is a close up of the image.  This was actually the second one I colored since I didn't like the way I did his hair the first time.  His hair reminded me of a hedgehog so I did it again.

Here is how it pulls out to reveal the gift card.  Sorry about the glare!  The gift card holder die and the to/from/$ stamps are from MFT.  Such a great investment if you're going to be giving away a lot of gift cards!

I have a few more things I am working on.  Just can't seem to find the time these days.  Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CC Designs November Review


Hello!  TIme for a review of CC Designs November release.  If you're looking for some cute Christmas and winter stamps, check out CC Designs newest release HERE.

Here is my card featuring Fuzzy Boots and Snowy Wall.  I particularly like this card.  Sometimes I make something and I really like it.  Other times it's just okay.  

It's an easel card and it opens up like this.  The sentiment might be hard to read but you can click on the photo to enlarge.  The sentiment is from Christmas Verses II and I heat embossed it in red.  The snowflakes and the icicle border can be found HERE and HERE.  I added some Stickles to the snowflakes, icicle, on the snowy parts of the wall and the fuzzy parts of her boots and cap.  The funny thing is that when I first made this card I forgot all about the snowflake and icicle dies.  It looked kind of plain.  The dies just changed the look of it all.

Here is a close up Fuzzy Boots.  I tried to do that reflecting thing with the light and not quite sure if it looks okay.  Yeah, gotta practice.  

I'm super excited about next week and Thanksgiving.  I don't know why but I like to make the turkey and everything else too.  Even in our small little kitchen and small stove and takes me all day cause I have to cook everything literally one at a time.  But it's so yummy in the end.  Well, at least to me.  Only 1 out of our 3 kids like eating turkey and my hubby is just kind of neutral towards it.    

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Perfect Paper Crafting and The Craft's Meow Blog Hop!!

Hello!  Welcome to the Perfect Paper Crafting & The Craft's Meow Blog Hop!  Today we've joined up to share projects using products from both of these wonderful companies.  There are 2 awesome prizes -- a $50 gift certificate to Perfect Paper Crafting's online store and another $50 gift certificate to The Craft's Meow.  Be sure to comment on each participating blog to be eligible to win one of the prizes.  The hop ends Friday, November 22nd at Midnight PST.  Good Luck!

Here is the blog hop list.
Perfect Paper Crafting & Laura Lynn
The Craft's Meow
Jenny Gropp
Jessica Fick
Karen Baker
Eva Uyeunten (ME!!)
Lin Brandyberry
Sharri Seffens
Pam Sparks
Jennie Harper
Deborah Nolan
Roxie Glaza
Jinny Newlin
Amy Crockett
Wendy Ramlakhan
Larissa Heskett
Stacey Shafer

I have two cards to share today using stamps from The Craft's Meow and my set of Perfect Layers rulers.

This is the first card featuring Fall Fibi & Lilly.  I thought this was such a sweet image from the set and so perfect for Thanksgiving that is just around the corner.  I know I am getting all ready for Thanksgiving and prepping to cook lots of food.  I used the 1/16th inch ruler for these layers.  I know I seem to favor that thin layer a lot.  The sentiment is included in the set.  The paper and pearls are from Doodlebug, the swirls from MFT and the corners from La-La Land Crafts.

Here is a close up of Fibi & Lilly.  They are colored with Copics.

My second card features this cute little turtle from Turtle Love.  She is such a sweet looking turtle!  I used my 1/16th inch ruler again for the layer here.  I turned this into an interactive card.  It's not a spinner card because I didn't use a heavy penny for it to spin on its own.  I used some button dies and a little bit of twine and you can move the heart around the turtle.

Here's another photo with the heart in a different position.

A close up photo of the turtle.  Her pink hearts have some glossy accents on them.

This is the inside of the card and the sentiment is what inspired me to turn this into an interactive card and have the heart move around the turtle.  The thin border is 1/16th inch and the sentiment is matted with the 1/8th inch ruler.

Next on the hop is Lin.

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Perfectly Odd Blog Hop!!

Hello!  WELCOME to a Perfectly Odd Hop!  We have partnered up with the ladies from Some Odd Girl to bring you something fun and different!

We had the pleasure of meeting some of the Odd Girls at CHA in Vegas, and a collaborative event was an absolute NO-BRAINER!  Would the Odd Girls like to try out some fun tools?  Heck yes!  Does the Perfect Paper Crafting team want to play with some cute stamps?  Sure thing!  And it's a match made in heaven...

Today, both teams come together to bring you a fabulously inspiring BLOG HOP that will run through Sunday, November 17th.  There are 15 stops along the way including the main blogs, and PLENTY of inspiration for you to enjoy, so we hope you have as much fun as we've all had in this little partnership!

If you're not already familiar with Some Odd Girl, you are in for a TREAT!  They offer clear and digital stamps, cut files and new accessories, and they are cute and quirky to boot!  Once you see their unique style, you’ll always be able to spot them! 

You should have arrived from Suzanne's blog, but in case you get lost or distracted along the way, here's the hop order:

Some Odd Girl blog
Perfect Paper Crafting blog
Suzanne Bier
Eva Uyeunten (ME!)
Alexis Kemp
Pam Sparks
Judy Bagwell
Wendy Ramlakhan
Jenn Cochran
Mary Pat Siehl
Katie Perry
Roxie Glaza
Kristy Dalman
Jenny Gropp
Leah l'Orange

Be sure to comment at EVERY stop and you'll be eligible to win one of TWO prize packs that include one Perfect Paper Crafting tool and one Some Odd Girl stamp set of your choice!

I made a couple of cards using Some Odd Girl's Under the Sea Mae and my Perfect Layers rulers.  I love this stamp set!  Not only are the girls gorgeous but that narwhal and sea horse are adorable.

This is my first card.  I paired a mermaid and a sea animal friend for each card.  I decided to use just a simple mat with my 3/16th width ruler.  I used some gelatos for the background after I embossed it with some swirls on watercolor paper.  Also added some gesso and stamped the shell on there as well but might be hard to see in this photo.  I added lots of sparkle and some rhinestones too.

Here is a close up photo.

This is my second card and I went with a similar design just different colors.  I love how this one turned out too.  I had a lot of fun coloring up these images and just experimenting with the backgrounds.

A closer photo of Mae and her sea horse friend.

And for additional inspiration, visit the Some Odd Girl blog all week to see how the Odd Girls combined their stamps with our Perfect Paper Crafting tools!  You might even see some guest appearances from some of our talented team!  You have until Sunday at midnight EST to leave your comments, and Some Odd Girl and Perfect Paper Crafting will each draw one winner, to be announced on Monday, November 18th. 

Next on the hop is Alexis!

Have a Perfectly Odd day, and good luck!

Friday, November 8, 2013

TGF's Alter-Ego Contest

Hi!  The Greeting Farm (TGF) had an Alter-Ego contest a little while ago and I never got to post what I made for it.  It seems like forever since I used my TGF stamps.  Truthfully, I had to dig my containers out of the cabinet to find the stamps I wanted to use.  I don't seem to have as much time to "just craft" anymore.  Lots of my crafting is dedicated to DT requirements which I love to do but sometimes you just want to do whatevers, you know?

Anyway, I wanted to use the Trinket Box kit I bought from La-La Land Crafts.  They have such fun looking kits and since it looks like a book, I thought it would go nicely with the TGF stamps I chose.

I chose to use Gracie's head with Annika's body.  These two stamps (one old and one newer) are probably my favorites from TGF.  I gave Gracie's head a little tilt.  I added gesso and then painted the box in pink, and then glued the pieces all together.  Once in a while I'll look through my stash and wonder geez, why don't I use all this stuff I have?  So I literally try to use all the stuff I have on one project.  Lots of flowers, ribbon and bling.

Here is a close up of Gracie/Annika.  Isn't she sweet?

I've also been volunteering in my son's kindergarten class.  I don't go often just once a week but I really don't know how these teachers do it.  Twenty little 5-6 year olds clambering for your attention.  I'm only in the room for maybe couple of hours but I'm exhausted when I get home.  I actually need a nap!  These teachers do so much!  And I can't imagine the teachers that have more children in their classes in the upper grades.  My older son has 27 kids in his class for one teacher.  That seems like a lot.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CC Designs November Preview -- Day 3

Hello!  So we lost our internet connection last night and I didn't get to post this.  Instead I went to bed early.  Yup, with no internet, might as well go to sleep!  Anyway, it is Day 3 of CC Designs November Previews and all the new releases will be available Thursday at 9 AM EST.

I made another perpetual calendar using these adorable Sweet Penguins!  (Tutorial HERE).  I actually made this for my daughter for her birthday since she wanted a calendar like this and she loves penguins.  The sentiment is something I printed out. 

Here is a close up.  The girl penguin is more purple than the other two who are boys.  I thought these were perfect representations of my own kids.  But the boys were fighting over who got to be the penguin with the lollipop.  Kids are so silly sometimes.

Thanks for reading!


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Shakey A and CC Designs Blog Hop!!

Hello!  In celebration of Alberto joining CC Design's family of illustrators, we are having a combined blog hop.  We are super excited to have the Shakey A and CC Design Team join in a blog hop.

Alberto has illustrated 3 new images which will be available in both digi and rubber formats.  Follow the hop and leave a comment on each blog.  One lucky commenter will win all 3 images in digi format.  We aren't telling where the prize is located.  You have until Thursday, November 7th at 9:00 AM EST to leave your comments.  Have fun hopping away through the hop.  Good luck!

Here is my card featuring the fun and sweet Reindeer Lala.  I kept my card pretty simple with some thin layers.  The sentiment is from CC Design's Christmas Card Verses II.  I am loving this Embossalicious snowflake embossing folder I recently got too.  So pretty!

Here is a close up of Reindeer Lala.  I added some stickles to her string of lights, headband and around her too.

Next on the hop is Nancy!

Here is the hop list in case you get lost.

CC Designs Blog
Jenny Dix
Eva (ME!)

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the hop!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Hello!  Okay, I'm a little late wishing you all a Happy Halloween.  But this past week was kind of busy with posting and then Halloween is busy with trick or treating.  Our kids had fun though they also got soda this year which I thought was interesting and definitely a first.  I ended up carrying 3 cans of soda trying not to shake them too much!

Anyway, I had a Make It Monday post over at the CC Designs blog that I didn't get to mention on here. 

I made these fun little Halloween characters.  If you're interested, you can check out the short how to from the link above.

Here are a couple Christmas ones.  My youngest asked me to make a turkey for Thanksgiving using these little boxes.  I'm gonna have to to give that some thought.

I made a few for my kids' teachers too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!