Monday, May 30, 2011

My One and Only - Paper Playtime #47

Good Morning Blogger,

Happy Memorial Day!  Let me start off my honoring the Veterans among us today.  Thank you for your service to our country.  Thank you for standing up and protecting us and the USA!!! 

Today at Paper Playtime we are celebrating Wedding or Love (Challenge #47) with our designs.  Each of the Paper Playtime Queens have terrific selections for your to view and be inspired to play along with us.  Be sure and stop by the other design team members blogs and show some love.

Here is a cute little Queen of Hearts and her 'One and Only love' a charming prince disguised as a Frog.  They are digis from Karber Digital Images.
Don't you just love those hearts on her dress.  Although the picture doesn't not show it very well, I used Opal Glitter glue on her dress and crown.  Below is her dashing 'prince.'

His crown is blinged up with Pineapple Glitter glue.  He had to have some bling too.

They are quite the pair!

Design details:
Size:  A2 - Z-fold
CS:  White and Spring Green (The Paper Company)
PP:  Stripe and Circle paper (unknown) and Orange Polka dot/Orange and Yellow streak (GCD Studios - Spring All Over collection)
Digis:  Queen of Hearts and Prince Frog (Karber Digital Images)
Color Medium:  Colored pencils (Crayola)
Accents:  Opal and Pineapple glitter glue (JoAnn's)
Adhesive:  ATG Gun

Do stop by and check out all of the wonderful creations by the Paper Playtime Design Team.  Play along too.  We would love to see your interpretation of Challenge #47 Wedding or Love.

Happy Crafting and many Blessings,

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blossoming Birdhouse

Well it is time for another great challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.  Challenge 11 is Favorite Technique.  I have so many I love to use it was hard to channel just one technique.
I chose to highlight Birdhouse from Limited Runs Digi's.  I really like the style of their stamps.

The favorite techniques I used this week were dry embossing (green mat is embossed with vines), glitter highlights (on blossoms) and inking (on green mats inside and out).

Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White and Spring Green (The Paper Company)
PP:  Yellow floral (Colorbok - Pastel Garden pack)
Color medium:  Colored pencils (Crayola), Spring Green Writer (Zig Memory Systems)
Tools:  Vines Embossing Plate (Fiskars - Texture Plates II)
Accents:  Pineapple Glitter Glue (JoAnn's)
Adhesive:  ATG (Scotch)

Come join in on the fun and show us your Favorite Technique at Paper Crafting Journey.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Beary Sweet Get Well Wishes

Hello again blogger,

This week at Paper Crafting Journey (Challenge 10) we are making sweet Get Well cards ... I like to have plenty of these on hand.  The images used on this card are from Meljen's Designs.  These are some of my faves.   The winner of Challenge 10 at Paper Crafting Journey will receive 4 digi stamps of their choice.  There are lots of charming stamps at Meljen's Designs.

This sweet little bear is called Sick Little Bear and can be found here.  He is so adorable.  He needs a cup of honey tea to help him feel better. 

I chose to make an easel card.  I like this type of card because the front and inside sentiment are visible at the same time.

At the top behind the ribbon I punched the Upper Crust Edge on both sides of the paper to create a border for the ribbon.  
For the base of this card I punched several pieces of cardstock with the Upper Crust Edge and layered them
for more interest.

Design details:
Size:  A2
CS:  White, kraft, brown, tan and medium blue (The Paper Company)
PP:  Brown/blue plaid (unknown)
Fibers:  Brown two-tone (Bazzill Monochromatic)
Color medium:  Colored pencils (Crayola)
Tools:  Upper Crust Edge Punch (Fiskars)
Adhesive:  ATG Gun (Scotch)

Stop by Paper Crafting Journey for more examples of this weeks challenge.  Be sure to check out the other design team member's blogs.

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the winner is ...

Courtney Cantu.  Congratulations Courtney.  Please contact me with your choice of gift card (i.e. JoAnn's, Michaels or Hobby Lobby) and your mailing address.

Thank you to all of you who participated in Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop.  I hope you had a terrific time.

Blessings and happy crafting,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Yippee Yahoo!!!

I am so excited!!!  I am honored to have made the Paper Playtime Digi Design Team.  I so wanted to be a 'queen'.  Now I can say I am ... not that I am already 'queen' of my home.  So, come play along with all of the design teams at Paper Playtime!  Congratulations to my fellow team mates!!! 

Blessings and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

Today is Jenny's Birthday!!!   Welcome and thank you for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Giselle's.  If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Jenny's blog, so you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

Bring on the party hats and let's get this party started.  Purple is a great party color.  My project started with the purple Happy Birthday paper ... just perfect for the birthday girl, Jenny!  Happy Birthday Jenny!!!  Hope your day is uber wonderful!!!

Design details:
All materials unless otherwise stated are from DCWV 8x8 Birthday kit.
Size:  A2
CS:  White, purple and lilac (The Paper Company), blue, green and yellow
PP:  Purple Happy Birthday and Splats
Accents:  Chipboard letters (JoAnn's Craft Essentials), striped sticker (Birthday Borders by Me and My Big Ideas), rhinestone (Studio 112) and Opal glitter glue (JoAnn's Craft Essentials)
Stamp:  Happy Birthday, inside (Hero Arts)
Pigment Ink:  Violet (Colorbox)
Create a Critter Pinwheel (p 29) cut at 3"
Create a Critter Hat (p 29) cut at 3"

You can't have a party without some Blog Candy!!! You will have your choice of a $10 gift card at JoAnn's, Michaels or Hobby Lobby... WooHoo!  To win my blog candy you 1) MUST be a follower, 2) leave me a comment about your favorite birthday, 3) leave me a way to contact you and 4) have a US or Canadian mailing address.  You have until Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 pm to leave a comment for my blog candy.  I will be picking one lucky winner on Monday, May 9th.  You MUST respond withing five (5) days or I will be forced to pick another winner.  Good luck!

Thank you so much for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!
Your next stop is Savannah!
Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Jenny -
Linda -
Jennifer -
Katie -
Jennifer -
Kathie -
Jen -
Diana -
Kristen -
Nadia -
Giselle -
Belinda - - You are here!
Savannah - - Next stop!
Amber -
Monica -
Michelle -
Nikki -
Juel -
Sher -
Darlene -
Kara -
Jamie -
Jessica -
Elaine -

As always, Happy Crafting and Hopping!!!