Thursday, August 18, 2011

See You Later Alligator!

 The challenge this week at Dutch Dare is 
a sketch! You can interpret it any way 
you'd like as long as we can see that you
are using the sketch. Please join us this week.

A couple of weeks ago I posted some paper dolls
I made for some twin girls. This card is for their
brother. He gave us two of his precious beanie babies.
I know how hard it is for kids to let go of their toys , so we wanted him to know how much we appreciate his kindness.

 If you are wondering why he is wearing green socks,
he had a green shirt on, since green is his
favorite color. But with the gator it was
way too much green, so he changed his shirt!
 The inside-
Inside- TOP
He gave us a little worm that looks
just like this!
 Inside- Bottom

Supplies Used: Cardstock- Misc
Designer Paper:Zoo-Paper Pack From Big Lots
Star- Paper Studio
Thank You Stamp- Stampin' Up
Ink: Brilliant Blue- Stampin' Up
Buttons: From Stash
Worm sticker?
Image: Mo Manning
Colored Prismacolor Pencils & Goo-Gone
Paper pieced Shirt & Shorts
Die-cut Lacey Squares

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Bronte and Bella's Challenge (Mo's Digital Pencil) -  Use the color Blue
Do You Stack Up?  Thank You (Inside)
Rainbow Lady's-  Song of choice- See You Later Alligator By Bill Haley & The Comets
Creative Belli - Gingham
Top Tip Tuesday - Thank You (Inside- Tip- When paper piecing, make sure you pick colors that don't blend in to the image too much. Also when paper piecing, I like to cut small scraps of paper and place it where the image will print. This way you save lots of ink and paper.
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour- Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Your Weakest Link- Nesties Dies! I love them and can't resist buying more. They add nice detail to a card! (Lacey Squares on the inside
Bling It On - A.....B.....C... Alligator, Buttons, Corn Dog
Cards For Men - 2W, must be masculine - (1st week) Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Bingo* Buttons, ribbon, Free- Image

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Star Is Born

The challenge this week at 
Sentimental Sundays is Shaped Cards 
(No Squares or Rectangles)

Dorcas sent me this link to a star shaped card. She knew it was right up my alley. She was right so I made this for her and her husband for their anniversary. It is so pretty and so much fun to make.
Thank You so much to the creator of this awesome project.  (Sorry for the bad lighting)

Love the pearl flourishes

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper:Blossom Song Paper Pack By DCWV
Pearl & Jewel Flourishes: Recollections
Diecut: Lacey Circles
Sentiment: On Computer

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything goes
Jellypark Challenges- use your favorite embellishment (Pearls)
Fussy and Fancy - Use three or more of your favorite embellishments (Pearls, Lace & Jewels)
Wags 'n Whiskers -sparkly
Gingerloft - Make it sparkle
Ruby's Rainbow - Gems 
Scrapbook Sisters - Stars
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO -Shaped Card
Crafty Sentiments - Punches and Die Cuts (Inside)
Stamp Insanity - Lace & pearls
Truly Scrumptious - Lace
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Anniversary
Happileigh Scrappin - More than one fold
Incy Wincy Designs - Something Old and Something New (Lace old  Pearl swirls - new)
Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Fancy Folds
Catered Crop - Circles Blue/green, Die Cut Shape, Mat Your Panels

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Flower Power

The challenge at Sentimental Sundays this 
week is Flowers! Please join us, we would love to see your creations and of course flowers, flowers, flowers!

I made this card for my friend who lives on the coast & has some of her home decorated with  flip flops and other fun beachy things. 

Inside- Top
 Inside- Bottom

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: K& Co.
Flowers: Essentails
Thank You Embellishment: Jo Ann's Craft Essentials
Flip Flops: Jolees
Jewels: Gift

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Play Date Cafe - Watermelon, Sorbet & Lime 
Catered Crop Yellow, green, gingham, circles, ribbon, stickers, anything that grows from a seed- flowers
Some Odd Girl -  Thank you
CCEE Stampers - Shoes
Hanna & Friends - Dots or Stripes
Catch The Bug -  August Anything goes Challenge
Craft Us Crazy- Anything goes in August
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes with optional metal (Metal Thank You)
Mami Doodles - Flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts - All about Flowers
Just Some Lines - Outdoors/Summer
Crafty Ann's - Summertime
Divas by Design - Summer 
Stampavie and More - Summer 
There She Goes - Summer
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
Crafty Calendar - August: Hot Colours!
Freshly Brewed - Hot images and/or colours

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello Dolly!

"Hello, Dolly, well, hello, Dolly.
It's so nice to have you back where you belong.
You're looking swell, Dolly,
we can tell, Dolly...."

Sorry, I just got caught up in the moment!
This week at Dutch Dare, the challenge is: 
For The Kids-It can be anything for a kid.
Have lots of fun with this. As you can see I did!  I LOVED paper dolls as a kid! They were my favoritist!
(That's a word!) LOL! I could play for hours dressing them up. I would cut clothes out of magazines too! So this was a blast from my past and they were soooooo
much fun to make. 

I made these paper dolls for an adorable set
of twins in our congregation. They are girlie girls and will have loads of fun with these. I made two dressers to hold the dolls and five fun dresses a piece. One girl loves pink and the other loves purple.

I am still working with my coloring. I was able to do most of it by myself, but since it was so much skin, I was having trouble making it come to life. So with just a swish swish here & a swish swish there, Dorcas did her thing with her prismacolor pencils & these girls came to life! Thank You Girlfriend!
 These Paper Dolls were a freebie by Mo Manning from Paper Craft Planet. She is offering her in her store, Just slightly different.
All the dresses are paper pieced
 Made the stands myself- Cut out half circles with a
Nestie, attached to doll, put slits on bottom, then insert a strip of paper folded in half (to make a triangle shape)

 There are several templates out there for the sidestep dresser. I watched Jackie's video to get the concept
and used Dorcas' measurements because she uses  6x6 which is what I like. 

They are velcroed to the dresser and of course they match their dresser because what girl does not want to match their dresser? LOL!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Misc From stash
Lace: Misc From Stash
Jewels & Pearls: Recollections
Brads On Dresser: Pink- Recollections 
Purple- Making Memories
Paper Dolls: Mo Manning
Colored With Prismacolor Pencils & Goo-Gone
The hangers are a borrowed prop from Dorcas
Die Cuts: Spellbinders, circles for the stands and the negative of Spellbinders Labels 8 for the dressers.

Challenges I would like to enter this in:
Catered Crop Green, white, scollops, circles, checked, gingham, brads, ribbon
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Sparkle & shine
Cooking It Up With Katie - old- Papers, new-Paper Dolls , favorite thing or technique Paper Dolls & the dressers
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Kelley Kid's - Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Gingersnap Creations-  Babes and tots
Little Darlings Challenges - Girly
Sparkles Forum - One for the girls
Paper Creator's Crafts - All about Flowers ( In dresses, lace, gems)
Mami Doodles - Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge - Flowers
Pixie Cottage - Sketch* and/or favorite technique- (Dresser Fold)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - anything but a card
Nettie G's Digital Gems -  Fancy Folds
Ooh La La Creations - Circles (Dresses)
Shabby Tea Room -  At least 3 different patterned papers


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