Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another Mama Elephant card

Another Mama Elephant cutie!  The In My Heart stamp by ME is just so adorable. I used a variety of stamp sets. The bows on her ponytails are from the stamp set Honey Bunny.  The die cut clouds are from the Lawn Fawn Hello Baby set.  The papers are from Avery Elle. I used copics to color the little girl.  

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hang in there-He'll be home soon- A Mama Elephant and ME Card Challenge

 I have a card to share today.  It uses Mama Elephant products and I'm entering it in the Mama Elephant and ME challenge. Inspired by the image below I created a card for my darling sister-in-law.  You see her son left to space camp for a week and she is missing him terribly.  

The inspiration photo

I liked the colors in the inspiration photo and used them on the balloons and the little boys clothes, as well as the grass and sky. I used Copics to color the images. That cloud paper has to be over 10 years old.  Yup you are right I NEVER purge!  I found a pack of 30lb weight vellum paper at Walmart and used it for the scalloped background.
The sentiment stamp actually says 'The best is yet to come hang in there' but I only stamped the 'hang in there' part. I used an alpha stamp from Lawn Fawn to create the inside sentiment (not photographed). It says 'He'll be home soon'. 
This card is heavily inspired by the awesome Nichol Magouirk. She is on the design team for Mama Elephant and creates the most adorable cards.  
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I'll be back soon with a Project Life share.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Life in Details July Challenge

Project Life Share 2013

Hello there!
Yes I now it has been a long time since I have updated my blog.  I have been very busy with my 50 card challenge (more details on that in another post).
Today I welcome you to another Life in Details Challenge.  This months challenge is to use a 4x6 picture across 2 pockets.
Project Life 2013 Week 28

This page is the left side of Week 28 and docuements our road trip back home from Florida. Truthfully, I don't remember what state that bridge is in.  HA.  So much for documenting the details.  
I used Crate Paper's The Pier Collection as well as Basic Grey's Carte Postale to document the entire trip. Please don't laugh at me and my goofy face...I was delirious at that point of the trip!

My original idea was to use a few pictures of the trip in the Family Project Life Album and then create a handbook for the entire trip.  BUT I ended up documenting the entire trip in the PL album and didn't add any memorabilia.  I'm glad I changed my plan because otherwise the pictures would still be sitting in my computer.  

Please join us for this month's challenge!  I think you'll like what the rest of the design team has shared this month.  

I'm also linked up at The Mom Creative.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

50 Card Challenge Update and a new challenge.

I reached my goal!

I did it! I met the challenge!  In fact I created 61 cards!  I am excited, proud and in disbelief. A few times after setting up the challenge I questioned if I would ever reach it.

Lawn Fawn Love You S'more
This card is a complete copy of the one on the Lawn Fawn Blog.

Unfortunately many of the cards were NOT photographed before sending them off.  As a result, I did not join many of the card challenges that I thought would motivate me to create.  I guess my motivation was internal! I'm off work for the summer and hope to continue making cards and catch up on PL.  

Lawn Fawn Love You S'more
Mama Elephant Make a Wish
Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags
I decided to stamp on the inside of the card and am happy with the result!

As my reward I purchased some new stamp sets!  As I was working on the challenge I noticed that I was enjoying my card making style and at the same time wanted to step out of my comfort zone. I decided that I would buy more 'CUTE' stamp sets.  Most of my stamps are florals and classic.  I did not have 'cute' stamps.

I purchased several sets from Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant.  Purchasing these stamp sets also made my 5 year old daughter (who works right along with me) very happy!

I am setting another challenge for myself again but in a different way.  During the challenge I did not take pictures of all my cards and didn't get the opportunity to enter many challenges.  My new challenge will include both those tasks. A card will not count towards the challenge until it has been photographed, blogged and entered in a challenge (if applicable).  I am setting my goal at 20 cards. I believe this to be a realistic goal because I AM OFF FROM WORK FOR THE SUMMER!

My hope is that the challenge will help me establish a blogging routine.

So who will join  me? Have you set a goal (card or scrapping) for yourself? I would love to follow you during your challenge.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Avery Elle Circle It Card Set

Today I'm sharing a card set I created using the Avery Elle Circle It  Stamp set.  The stamp set is so easy to use.  I simply used the set as it was intended and I was happy with the results.  I used various Hero Arts Shadow Ink cubes. Unfortunately, the paper absorbed the ink and showed right through the card stock on the inside of the card.  Next time I'll use pigment ink because it doesn't get absorbed by the paper.  
I really like the script font that is included in the set.  
With this card I used the large and small circle stamp randomly around the sentiment.  You can't tell in the photo but I colored in the circles with the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.  

These cards count towards my 50 card challenge!  I'm surprised with how many cards I have created.  
I'm entering these cards in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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Friday, April 25, 2014

The 50 Card Challenge

As some of you know I returned to card making with full force. I took an online card class with the lovely Jennifer McGuire and that is all it took to fall in love with card making again! And I'm sure you can imagine what came with that...Yes you guessed it...Enabling and Crafty Hauls.  Oh boy I was enabled!  I have made MANY purchases since March.  In fact I''m still waiting for an order from Simon Says Stamp and Amazon!

In response to my spending I decided to join a few card makers from the Two Peas in a Bucket General Stamping Board in a 50 Card Challenge.  The challenge is to create 50 cards or paper projects before purchasing another crafty item.  I took the challenge further!  Only cards/projects made from new supplies will count towards the 50.  

As of today I have created 19 cards towards my goal! Yay for me!  
How in the world will she do it?!

  1. I have joined several Flickr groups and Challenge blogs to help inspire me throughout this challenge.
  2.  I have bookmarked the blogs of the manufacturers that created the stamp sets I have purchased. Such as Avery Elle, Wplus9, Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn,  Hero Arts, and Mama Elephant.
  3. I will use the lessons from the most recent online class as well as the content from past classes.  
  4. I will accept that not every card will be a masterpiece!
  5. I will accept that it is OK to scraplift (with appropriate acknowledgement of course)!

Does anyone want to join me?  
How will you meet this challenge?  
Know of any good challenge blogs?

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hola Hola Hola-Hero Arts Sketch Challenge -Sketch #2

I have been using my newly purchased goodies to create cards. I have decided to not make any new purchases until I make 50 paper projects! A great way to use my stash is to join challenges.I also joined the Flickr groups for Hero Arts, Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn and Wplus9.  Inspiration will now only be a few clicks away.

The Hero Arts Blog is hosting a sketch challenge.  I worked with Sketch #2.
Today's card has a paper background which is not what I usually use for backgrounds.  The flower was created using the Flower and Butterfly stamp set and coordinating dies.  I created the tag using woodgrain paper ( I really like the texture it adds).  The banner is from Avery Elle and the sentiment is from Stampendous.  I colored in the leaves and the stems with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

I am also submitting this card over at A Blog Named Hero for the Layers challenge.
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