Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Funday #22 - Anything Goes

Here we are with the last Monday Funday of time flies.  This week's challenge is Anything Goes so pull out whatever TGF stamps you have an go to town! 
My card base is cocoa with layers of kraft and Bo Bunny Mammarazzi.  I used a zig zag stitch on the layered piece and a small straight stitch around the base.  The border punch is Martha Stewart and I added silver brads at each point.  The ribbon is SU's Night of Navy and Early Espresso grosgrain.  The sentiment is from the Bo Bunny Mammarazzi line and has a added SU star brad.  The image is TGF's Wild Sprout Jeremy, colored in copic markers and mounted with dimensionals. 
Be sure to visit the Farm Fresh Challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Team samples and to play along with us.  Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Funday #21 - Primary Colors

It's my turn to host this week's Monday Funday at TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge blog and I chose "Show your primary colors". 
My card base is SU's Whisper White cardstock with layers of Only Orange and Brilliant Blue (retired *sigh*).  The gingham is open stock paper from Michael's.  I used the EK Success ABC border and stitched around the blue layer.  Next, I wrapped the orange layer with Early Espresso baker's twine and mounted the sentiment from Off the Chart (retired) with dimensionals.  The image is Ian from TGF's Special Autumn, colored in copic and mounted with dimensionals. 
Now, it's your turn!  Head to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog to see the rest of the DT samples and to play along.  Thanks for looking!  April

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Spyday #20 with Lori Craig

It's another Friday Spyday at TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge blog and this week's spied crafter is Lori Craig.  Here is Lori's card:
Lori's card
I made my card using the same design and stamp from TGF's Tea-rrific set.  The base is kraft with paper from SEI and SU's Real Red.  I used the heart postage stamp with Versamark on the kraft.  The border is SU/EK Success pinking hearts punch.  The tea cups are stamped in Blazing Red, Dove Gray, and Timber Brown Staz-On then cut with the lacy circles nestabilities, then mounted with dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Timber on the kraft base.  I wrapped the cherry cobbler baker's twine and tied it off with a pink button.  I spritzed it with Mixed Berries and Cherry Ice Smooch, but you can see the nozzle went a little nuts, so it went way overboard.  Ooops. 
Thanks for looking!  April

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's notes

These are the treats I made for my preschooler's teachers.  They are 3x3 post-it note holders.  The paper is Calypso Coral that is run through the Swiss Dots embossing folder.  Dimensions are 3 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches.  The scallop circle is Whisper White and stamped with Jet Black Staz-On using the CTMH Little Treasures set.  I used Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Purely Pomegrante, and Wisteria Wonder inks and a blender pen to color the conversation hearts.  I punched a hole on each side of the jar, using an embroidery needle to thread the Cherry Cobbler baker's twine through.  I stamped each post-it with the conversation hearts, then used double stick tape to mount the notes in the wrap.  I folded the wraps so they would have an easel to display the image. 
Fast and simple.  Thanks for looking!  April

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Harry Potter SMASH

So I was picking through some colored images I had and was inspired to join Pixie Dust Studio for this week's "Double the Fun" challenge.  Instead of a card, I decided to do a spread in my SMASH album.  I have posted a Twilight page and decided Harry needed one of his own as one of my favorite series. 
My spread uses the bottles pages in the black SMASH album with layers of Moxxie HP designer paper.  The strips are the same sheet of paper, just the opposite side.  I ripped or used a square punch to make the edges of the strips.  The strip above the Horcrux fram is shaped into a banner by folding under a small portion on each end.  I printed the Horcrux list on cardstock using Lumos font found at  The frames, Goblet of Fire, Hogwarts logo, and Magical People sign are from Creative Imaginations HP line diecuts packet.  The wand, sorting hat, and title are from Moxxie's HP rub ons.  The potion bottles and Ministry of Magic seal are from Creative Imaginations HP licensed cardstock stickers.  I also added my HP7 ticket stub.  The images are PDS Harry, Ron & Hermoine and are colored with copic.  I used my SMASH date stamp with some Timber Staz-On to add the date at the top.  Thanks for looking!  April
close up Harry
Hermoine & Ron close up
Horcrux close up

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February Retro-Fresh Challenge: Getting dimensional!

This month's retro-fresh challenge at TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge blog is to get dimensional!  Remember that this challenge is where you have to use a TGF stamp that is at least six months or older. 
I have these great Art Blanche pre-cut containers that I found on clearance.  This one is a cute little purse box with cut out windows.  I stamped it with crowns and sentiment (studio g) in Blazing Red and Jet Black Staz-On.  After that, I spritzed the box with Silver Foil and Gold Glow smooch spritz.  I put a clear window sheet behind the bubbles.  The image is TGF's Dressy Joyce digi colored with copic markers and mounted with dimensionals.  The crown is from the dollar bin at Michael's and is embossed with gold metallic embossing powder.  I added pearls to the crown to add some extra dimension.  The final touch is to the checked ribbon. 
angled to show dimension
Now it's your turn to head to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog and play along!  Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Funday #19 - Stitching

This week is one of my favorite challenges because the possibilities are endless...stitching.  So, I pulled out my trusty sewing maching because I love the look of machine stitches.  I used a straight stitch around the edge of the card and zig zag stitches along the scallop border. 
The base is vanilla with layers of kraft.  The patterned music paper I found on another blog.  She used a photo of the vintage sheet music to create drawer liner for a desk.  Isn't it fab?!?  The sentiment sheet is from K&Co Smash Entertainment themed pad.  They are so quirky and add a quick embellishment to your project.  I used SU's lacy scallop punch to add a border and added little pears between the scallops.  The image is from the new Miss Anya Garland and is colored in copic markers, then mounted on dimensionals. 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design team creations and play along at TGF's Farm Fresh Challenge blog.  Thanks for looking!  April