Sunday, June 29, 2014

Maggie Mingles Card

June went so fast that I didn't even realize the date. I got my Magnolia-licious Mingles card out late, but I did get it out. This is what I came up with:

I wish that I would have remembered to look the name of this Tilda up before I came to the library to post, but I didn't. Oh, well. The DP is from the Recollections "Habitat" paper pack. The lace is just some I bought from probably Walmart. The flowers on the front are regular ones that I bought from Michaels. The die behind Tilda is from Memory Box. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. I went over the scrollwork of it with Wink of Stella.

I am entering the following challenges:
Although it is hard to see in the pictures, there are butterflies on the DP. Stitching Real or Faux: I did faux stitching around the background paper. Also, Tilda has stitching on her dress that I accented with Wink of Stella. Favorite Color Combo Use a die cut with Tilda or Edwin

Monday, June 16, 2014

LTSCB Challenge 32 "Holey Cardstock"

It's time for another challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. I just got back from spending a week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and wasn't sure I was going to get this one done in time. I was told that we would have wi-fi in our unit, but it wasn't working properly. I am uploading this at 1:00 am on Monday morning. I am sitting in the library parking lot using their wi-fi connection. Am I dedicated or what? Anyway, this challenge is being sponsored by:

The prize:

For this challenge you must make an opening for the stamped image to show through. You can use dies, punches, or hand cut. I am working with the image "Silhouette Bride and Groom" as well as the sentiment "To Have and To Hold". Here is my card:

To make my opening, I took the second biggest die from Spellbinders Floral Ovals set and placed it on the card base where I wanted it. Then I took a craft knife and cut out the inside of the die to make the hole. I took a piece of white cardstock and cut out the die, then cut out the inside of that one with the knife. This made my window. Using a hand sprayer, I sprayed a piece of lace with copic BG05. I ran a gathering stitch and gathered it. I hotglued the lace around the opening in the base and then glued the die cut on top of it. I added rhinestones on each side to glitz it up a bit. The sentiment and image were printed on coordinating cardstock. The sentiment is from the Spellbinders 5x7 scalloped  frame set. The image is cut using the floral oval die. Here is the inside of the card:

The inside looked a little plain, so I added a couple of bows. I traced over the bride with a clear Gellyroll stardust pen to add some glitter. The inside sentiment is from Stampin' Up.

Hope to see you enter our contest.

Monday, June 2, 2014

LTSCB Challenge 31 "Mind Your Banners"

It's time for another bi-weekly challenge over at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. This time the theme is "Mind your Banners". You must use a banner or pennants somewhere on your creation. Our sponsors this time around are:

Prize: 5 images to winner

QKR Stampede

Prize: 7 images of choice to winner
Bugaboo Digi Stamps

My card today features Sailor Ragdoll By QKR. My son is in the Navy and I thought this would be a perfect image to use.

I don't have any banner die cuts, so my banner is made using some ribbon that I've had for a few years and jute string. I made the sentiment on Word and cut it out with a Lifestyle Crafts Label It Kit die. I added a couple of patriotic clip art images that I found on the web. The butterfly is covered with 3-D Lacquer to make it more sturdy. The USA is just silver alphabet stickers. The ragdoll is colored with copics. I didn't decorate the inside. With the military, less seems to be more. They don't like glitter on things-too messy I guess. Who wants their military personnel covered in glitter on the battlefront-right? Plus, Eric doesn't like anything that looks frilly or fancy.

I am entering the following challenges: Masculine