Monday, April 30, 2012

Post-it pad

The challenge this week at Wobble Wednesday's was to do something for teacher appreciation.  My daughter just went through her first teaching job fair today, so I made this for her future job.  She may not get one right away (more budget cuts), but I know she'll have one eventually and she will be incredible!  The bases were cut from chipboard at 4" x 3 1/4", covered with MS paper, and punched with my Bind-it-all.  The apple was cut from the Making the grade Cricut cartridge at 3".  There are actually 4 cuts on this apple: the apple, the shadow, the outline and the smaller leaf which was cut at 2 3/4" so there was some red showing.  It is on an Action Wobble so it jiggles when you move the pad.  The BIA wire is 1/2" pink wire.  The two little dots on the side are EK Success plastic sparkly gem things (that has to be the official name:/).  The paper clips are from a huge pack from Walmart.  Teachers never have enough paper clips.  I have a pen that will fit through
the wire but didn't put it on as it was too long to fit in the picture nicely.  The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs new set, Of Mice and Lil Men.  I absolutely love this set (I know, I say that about all of her stamps)!! Living in Florida and having all things Disney around us, it's great to have a set that goes so well with that, and is versatile enough to use for things like this.  Kristal at Getting Cricky is having an action wobble giveaway on her blog, so if you want to win some go check it out.  If you would rather buy some to try, go here for a small pack to try.  They are fun to work with.

Starts with "b"

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash was to make something that starts with the letter "b".  You could use colors that start with b or things that start with b.  I used blue and brown as my primary colors and coffee beans for the b item.  I really need to learn how to take better pictures, there is quite a bit of texture on both of the solid pieces of paper in the background and behind the cup, and it doesn't really show in the picture.  The larger brown and the pinked blue piece are from DCWV.  They were in a card pack that I bought at Michael's sometime last year.  The small piece is a scrap of mulberry paper I've had for a long time.  The rest of the paper is Colorbok.

The stamps are from K Andrew Designs.  The sentiments are from the  Coffee and Tea for You & Me set and the cup and beans are from the Coffee Time image set.  I stamped the image onto the polka dot paper and again on the lighter brown.  I cut them both out and glued them together.  There is Glossy Accents on the lit of the cup to make it stand out a bit more.  I do love that her stamps are so interchangeable (and that she donates part of her profit to charities she has chosen doesn't hurt, either).   The pieces behind the cup were cut with the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge.  It is the "celebrate" image and I cut it at 2 1/4" and 2 1/2".  It layered nicely.

 I actually put something inside this card, even though it's a little crooked.  I couldn't find my ATG gun (wondering if my daughter borrowed it??) and had to glue everything down with Scotch quick dry glue.  I really love that stuff!  The cup is on 2 foam circles I got at Tuesday Morning.  The package says "Adhesive", not very informative but maybe it is the name.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Geometry Plus

This card will be entered into the Shopping our Stash and Wobble Wednesday's  challenges.  The SOS challenge is to make a card for a male or use masculine colors.  The WW challenge is to use 3 circles.  I made this for a fellow teacher who was recently named our schools math teacher of the year.  He teaches geometry so I focused on that with the circles.  The puzzle pieces represent the pieces of a geometric proof that need to be put together to get an answer.  Nerdy, I know, but that's what we do in math:-)  The paper is from the Naturals mat stack from DCWV.  I've had this stack for over a year and it's my go-to stack for guy cards.  I love the browns and coppers in the stack.  The brads are from JoAnn's.  Ours went out of business and moved to a different county at least 4 years ago.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper.  I used the stitched circle die from My Creative Time (Emma).  This was the first time I used it and was pleasantly surprised.  It's so thin I thought I would have a difficult time cutting with it, but not so, it cut beautifully!  I'm glad I made the investment.  This is an A2 size card.  The puzzle circle is on an Action Wobble.

Blue Eeyore

The challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut  is to use at least one button and one bow.  Of course it needs a Cricut cut as well.  This is a 6 1/2" x 5" card.  I cut Eeyore from the Pooh and Friends cartridge at 2 1/2" and it was too big for an A2 size card.  The button is on his tail and looks really pink in the picture.  (IRL it matches the ribbon almost exactly.)  All of the paper is from my stash.  I think the purple  print is from a Making Memories card making pad, but I'm not totally sure.  The ribbon is from Michael's and the puffy fiber is from my crochet stash.  The button on the tail is from Walmart.  The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs new set "Of Mice & Lil Men".  It's really cute and goes very nicely with all things Disney.  I stamped it with Versamark ink on vellum and used black Martha Stewart embossing powder on it.  The 'stitching' was done with a .01 Micron black pen.  The background was embossed with a larger Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Eeyore is raised from the card with foam tape.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Found Paper

The current challenge at A Day For Daisies is to use found paper, not paper from your stash.  I used some tissue paper that was in a Christmas gift.  I crumpled it more than it was and sprayed it with Art Co. glitter spray in gold and copper.  I heat set it so it would dry quickly.  It looks a little bit purple in person (less pink than the picture) so I backed the image with some purple vellum.  The flower was made from a scrap of the tissue as well.  To place the image, I twisted the tissue paper and taped the image to it.  The tissue flattened a little in the photography process, but it would in an envelope so I just left it.  I colored the image with Promarkers (blush, tan, ivory, sandstone, baby pink, lemon, ice grey 1).  The background was embossed with a Darice embossing folder (swirls I think).  I like the size of them, but it didn't leave quite as deep an emboss as some of the other folders I've used.  The sentiment is from the "Fashionable Friends" K Andrew designs stamp set.  The ink used for the sentiment and around the image is Distress Ink.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Simply Sunday at Getting Cricky

The Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky is one of my favorites (if you look back at my posts it will be obvious).  The challenge this time around was to do something for Easter.  I don't have any strictly Easter stamps of Kristal's (I like to use her stamps when I play), so I used another set,  'Coffee and Tea for You & Me' and made it work for what I wanted.  I used the Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge for the label and leafy piece, and the Flower Shoppe cartridge for the flowers.  The label was cut at 3 1/2" and the flowers were cut at 2 different sizes.  The top flower was cut at 1 1/4" and the side flower was cut at 1 1/2".  I find rolling them therapeutic even though they are tiny.  The final flower piece is about 1/2" wide.  I used the  Moroccan Cuttlebug folder for the background.  I really need to get one of those sticky sticks that helps put on tiny things.  I lost count of how many little pearls I lost before I finished:-(  I hope everyone has a relaxing weekend.
Close up of side flower (sorry for the fuzz)