Sunday, August 1, 2010

So busy so little time

I just had to come on my blog and say that I have not even stepped foot into my craft room since May. I hope to have more time to get in there soon. I have so many new stamps and carts and paper to play with and yet work so many hours and am so tired I just crash when I get home. Craft room, I miss you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cupcake Birthday Set

It is Saturday! On Monday it is Kevin's Birthday.
Kevin is one of our processors and he shares an office
with me. I made Kevin this set so that he can always
have a cupcake around. He does not eat a lot of sweets
so I thought this would be perfect.

This is the whole set put together. The box is not my
original idea. I got it off of someones blog a while back
and did not think to keep the link because I did not have
a blog back then. I am sorry, I do not have the link.

This is the box with the cupcake on the outside. I
copied the idea out of the SU Success magazine to cover
the cupcake. I used 1" circle punch and straight pins
for the "sprinkles". I did not have any styrofoam balls
laying around so I took batting that you make pillows with
and rolled it into a ball and covered it with material and
tied it off. I glued the whole thing into the cupcake wrapper.

This is the cupcake in the box with the lid opened
so you can see how it fits down in there. The star
is a SU punch and so is the Yum Yum. The inside of
the box has an insert to hold the cupcake in place since
this is meant to hold a real cupcake. The top has an
acetate cover too.

SU Chocolate chip cardstock on the bottom and the
ribbon is also SU Chocolate Chip. The buttons are from
my stash.

Another view of one of the sides. PP is Twinkle
twinkle little boy from My Minds Eye.

Here is the card to match. Cupcake is from
the Sweet Treats cart and the greeting is a SU
stamp. I used the same paper on the card as on
the box so it would match. I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ballerina Tilda

This is one of the new stamps from the Fairy
Tale series. I just think she is so adorable. The
paper is Just Dreamy by My Minds Eye. The base
cardstock is by PaperTrey Ink. Tilda is colored with

Stickes on her hose.

Flower charm is from my stash and the roses
are by Prima. Ribbon is SU Old Olive.

Close Up of Tilda.


Skull Pirate

This card is so different than what I originally
had thought of in my mind. My original vision
had a barrell, anchor, palm trees, boat
waves, sun....etc. I was going to add a skull and
crossbones to the scene in small scale when
I thought of this idea instead. I decided to go with
a pink theme and carry it through. There is not
alot going on with the card and I feel it showcases
pirate Tilda in a good way. She is such a cutie.

Sticles on the eyes and nose of the skull as well as
stickles on the flower.

Her buckles have some bling and I gave her earrings
a bit of bling as well.

Closeup of the flower with stickles. It is still wet in this
picture. The flower is a Marvy punch that I have.

The skull was cut from Indie Art at 4.5 inches. I added
some lines to outline the skull and give it some definition.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ahoy Matey

I am so excited to get my new Magnolia stamps
from the Fairy Tale Collection. I had to color this
little pirate up and the barrell too. The background
is a roller I have from SU. Base of the card is PaperTrey
paper but I am unsure of the color. I just ordered a bunch
to try out. The PP is really old from a summer stack from
a couple of years ago.

Hemp twine was in my stash and so was the button.
I have a lot of buttons, I love them.

Closeup of his face.

Deatailed shots. I love the skull and anchor. The
background of the barrell is all colored with copics.

Button. It has a little bit of shimmer to it.

Closeup of the cutie. I just think he is
totally adorable. More from this collection
to come. The banner is from New Arrival
cart, handwrote the words and distressed.

Make A Wish (Tent)

Here is another tent card that I made. I think that
these are a lot of fun to make. I used the Sweet Treats
cart again and the paper is from the Sweet Stack by
DCVW. I made this on Sunday and now I do not
remember the sizes of everything. Base of the card
is SU chocolate chip paper. Yummy.

The bottom ribbon is SU chocolate chip ribbon that
they have discontinued but I still have some left over.
I embossed the cupcake with swirls and used Crystal
Effects on it to make it shiny.

Make a wish was also cut from the Sweet Treats
cart. I glittered the Make A and just did some
sweets dots on the wish to help it stand out. The
brad is from SU and is epoxy in the color pretty in
pink. I love these brads.

I thought I would show a close up of the corduroy
buttons in pretty in pink that I used to close up the
card. The tabs coming over the top are the window
words punch from SU.

I even decorated the back of the card with the
same paper that I used on the front. This helped
me hide the brads that are holding the card together.
I had a lot of fun making this and hope everyone will
try their hand at making one.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tent Card

Happy Sunday! I was cruising around the internet
this morning when I saw a tent card and tutorial. I
knew I just had to try it and use one of my very
sweet Magnolia stamps. I decided to use the Welcome
Neighbor paper by SU and paired it with Melon Mambo
since it is so fun and festive. I hope you enjoy and I have
given sizes for almost everything below.

The base of the card is 6x6. The layer is 5.75 x 5.75
on both the inside and the outside.

Tilda is suspended from the card with wire that
I just made into a loop and closed it off with wire
cutters. Behind her is the ice cream cone cut from
the Sweet Treats cartridge and I cut it at 3 inches.

The sweet tag is cut from a cuttlebug die that I
have had for quite some time. The ribbon pull is
from SU hodgepodge hardware.

The ice cream cones in the corners are cut
from the Sweet Treats cartridge at 1.5 inches
each which I inked up each piece and added
some "sprinkles" with a white gel pen.

Same ice cream cones as above and the ribbon
on the card is Melon Mambo from SU. I hope
you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making
it. Here is the link to the blog where you can view
the tutorial that I followed.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sneak Peek Of Possible New Releases from Provo Craft

There are some new releases coming up that have
not been shown but several sites have shown
the sneak peeks that accidentally got leaked. I am
so excited about this release and I think that I love
all of them. So here they are.....

Cindy Loo

Some of the images look like some on other carts with
just slight differences but I love this cart, so cute!
Mini Monsters

I believe that there is probably going to be Halloween
images on this one that we are not seeing. This cart is a
must have for anyone that loves Halloween. I am getting
this one for sure.
Freshly Picked

To me this looks like an updated Walk In My Garden
which is a go to cart for me so this one is going to be on my list as well.
Wall Decor and More

I am hoping that this cart has words. If this one does not
have words, I will be able to pass it up. It does have some
cute images but nothing that I would really put on my walls.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mr Smiley

This is my take on the sketch below. I decided
to do it on white paper and leave it pretty plain
and keep it simple. This is the last of the challenges
for the weekend. I am so happy that I got them
all done.

Buttons match Carols shirt. I was making
funny faces at Nathan to get him to smile
like that and he gave me the perfect picture
opportunity and I have scrapped it many
different ways.

Above is the sketch that I used.

Wing Mountain Sketch Challenge

This is one of the two sketch challenges that I gave
myself for scrapping. I have had this picture of the
kids by the fire just waiting to be scrapped (and it
is the last one of the trip). This sketch was perfect
for this picture.

Font is Don Juan, fire is cut from Camping Out
Cricut cart and the pines above the kids picture
is from Plantain Schoolbook.

Close-up of fire

Close-up of pines


This is the sketch that I got from the SU website.
I think I am in love with working with sketches,
it really takes the guesswork out of things.

Hi Cupcake Sketch Challenge

This is the second sketch challenge that I
gave to myself. I used Hello Kitty for the
Cupcake and the stamps are by Inkadinkado.
Paper is scraps in my stash and the card
base is SU chocolate chip.

Close-up of the cupcake

Above sketch is from the SU website.

Sweet Sketch Challenge

At the beginning of the weekend I was on the SU
Website and found a few sketches that I wanted
to challenge myself to use this weekend. Below
you will see what my take was on the sketch
below. Anyone that knows me, knows that I am
passionate about using my scraps so I went ahead
and used the same paper as the Thank You Berry
Much card.

Strawberries are from Hello Kitty. Sweet
stamp is from So Very by SU. Certainly
celery cardstock and Regal Rose SU ribbon.

Close up of Tilda eating ice cream.

Above sketch came from the SU website.