Sunday, March 31, 2013

31 Days of Crafting - Day Thirty-One - Happy Easter!!!!

Happy Easter everyone!  I just wanna share the Easter tag card I made for my mom with you today.  Then I'm off to eat a completely delicious, completely unorthodox Easter dinner.  Baked cheese penne and garlic bread.  YUM!


TRUTH: Tags aren't the easiest to photograph.


TRUTH #2: They're super-hard to photograph when they're blue and my carpet is blue (and my carpet is never not blue) and I haven't created a light-box yet to take photos in.  I should add that to my goal list.

Even though it didn't photograph well, I'm proud of it. I die-cut a hinged tag, then I created a frame with another tag.  I made all the embellishments but the glitter egg on the pot myself.  I looooove creating my own embellishments, just makes the cards more special.

ETA: My mom  LOVED the tag, she's got it on display in the living room.  Makes me feel great.

I'm off to eat my garlicy dinner.  Laters!!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

31 Days of Crafting - Day 30 - YAY I'm on a new Design Team!

I'm so happy to announce that I've been chosen to be a member of the It's A Creative World Design Team! I'll be sharing a monthly project with you on their blog and I'm super excited to get started!

Today to celebrate I'm sharing an extra card I made with a great digi from The Stamping Chef!


Thanks so much for looking!  Laters!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

31 Days of Crafting - Day Twenty-Nine - Tim Holtz 12 Tags March 2013 Tag

Happy Good Friday everyone!  I finally got my tag finished for this month's challenge on Tim's blog.  I'd be lying if I said I thought I'd get it done in time--I kept procrastinating and then boom!  Two days left in the month.  Here's what I came up with.


I had to improvise several things.  I didn't have the red tape sheet to cut, and I don't have Tim's Bunny die yet, so I looked through my stash and I surprisingly don't have any bunny dies at all.  I could've tried to do something with my Cricut but I didn't wanna use that kind of time, so I went for an oval punch instead, to create an egg shape.


I also don't have any alcohol inks yet, so I used the blunt tip of my Copic markers to color the tinsel.  I kind of love how it turned out.


Since I don't have the fringe die yet I used my Martha Stewart scissors instead.  The flowers do NOT show up in the photos but they are cardstock with Frosted Film overtop, and they're sticking in the grass on toothpicks also painted with Copics.  I tend to put my money into stamps and inks first before embellishments, so I don't have the metal Foliage or the Memo Pins (though I swore I had a pack of those), either.

All in all I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I've got an Easter basket to fill. Laters!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

31 Days of Crafting - Day Twenty-Seven - Sketch Challenge with The Stamping Chef!!!

Happy Hump Day!  Today I've got a cute card to share with you, promoting the awesome sketch challenge at The Stamping Chef!!


And here's my take on the sketch!


Make sure you guys visit the blog and play along!!  Laters!!