Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cute Card Thursday

I found a neat site Cute Card Thursday that posts a card challenge every Thursday. The best part is that the winner is chosen using random.org, perfect for new cardmakers such as myself. This week was a sketch challenge. Here's the sketch:
And here's my card:
I used my Silhouette to cut out the shapes. Distressed the flowers a little and used a popdot under the 'diamond' gemstone to give it a bit more dimension. Will have to save this for the right couple though, one with a sense of humor, but I just love this image and thought it was a perfect fit for an engagement card!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hero Arts Challenge

I saw an August contest on the Hero Arts blog here and since they have shapes in the Silhouette store, I thought I might give it a try. Here are the rules:
August Challenge: Create a NEW stamped card, scrapbook page, or other project based on any of the following…
Cards for Kids - Any card you create for a child!
Creatures - Butterflies, owls, foxes, deer…you name it! All creatures great and small.
Making a Scene - Be sure to check out Shari Carroll’s August technique article for one idea!
Please use at least one Hero Arts stamp or Hero Arts digital element on each of your projects.

I decided to make a birthday card for Archie, he just turned two a couple of weeks ago and we are all getting together with them tomorrow. I chose the card, sunburst, maple leaf and rocket Silhouette shapes.

I turned the card, put the text on it and printed it. Then I cut out the card. I made the starburst a little larger than the cutout on the card, cut it out and glued it on. Then I offset the rocket and cut that out of red. I cut the rocket itself out of this cool mirror paper I have and then used crimped white cardstock for the accents on the wings and face. I also cut out a small maple leaf. I used my irock heat setter to set the black rhinestones. I used pop dots to lift the rocket off the page. The 2 is a Thicker. I really love how it turned out. My lesson learned: it is extremely difficult to take a picture of shiny metal paper. Almost all the pictures reflected something in the shiny paper and not the paper itself. I finally got one that (almost) worked by setting the card on an angle on a stand in the sunshine.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ball Tournament

I made this hat for my ladies slo-pitch ball tournament this weekend. My first game is at 10pm tonight (I know, pretty crazy, but we play under the lights). Tomorrow at 1pm and 7:15pm. I used iron on heat transfer and then used my irock to attach a few rhinestones on the crowns. My lesson learned: it is extremely difficult to iron on heat transfer on a surface that is not flat. I ended up using a combination of the end of the ironing board and an oven mitt.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


I love how this turned out! And I didn't have to download anything! I used the square, circle, and exclamation point (without the point) as the spinner. I colored in each of the circles using the fill color window on my Silhouette. I just made half a circle and the used the mirror image button to make the other half. I added the text and then I sent it to my printer. I just cut out the square myself. I could have used the print and cut function, but it was a square, figured it was just as easy to cut it out myself. I added a brad to the spinner and used pop dots to attach it to my board, since I didn't actually need it to spin. I used Frances Meyer hands and feet stickers for the hands and feet and voila! My square is 6" x 6" and the circles are 1" circles. It's for a layout of my nieces playing......you guessed it, Twister!

Monday, August 1, 2011

MWM #36

For a person who doesn't use sketches I have now used 2 in a week but I really loved the graffiti design on this one. It is the Mid-Week Madness #36 sketch from Scrapbook Steals. I believe they are on #53. I have such a hard time with the whole mixing of papers and patterns but I like the way the page turned out. I am a chronological scrapbooker and I am trying really hard to stay ahead of today's date so that I don't fall another whole year behind ;o) My lesson learned: 32 feet of adhesive tape only sounds like alot. It actually doesn't go very far at all. I guess moderation is the key.