Monday, December 31, 2012

My Top 10 of 2012

As is the tradition, I've picked out ten of my favorite projects from my blog over the past year to share with you. Clicking the post titles will take you to the original blog post. Thanks for checking out my blog now, and over the course of the last year (and hopefully 2013 as well!) :)

Make it Monday: Ghost Masking


Happy Birthday to my sweet boy!


Hopping for Janelle + Make it Monday: Graduated Backgrounds

ColourQ Challenge #134 - Happy Birthday


One more Easter card: Little Bitty Bird rejoices!


Two Father's Day cards for Two Special Dads!


 Sending Birthday Wishes - CR84FN #61


a Thank You from a Choir of Tweet Little Bitty Birds! 


Music themed card set


Mama Elephant Color Challenge


Friday, December 28, 2012

Mama Elephant Color Challenge

Have you checked out Mama Elephant stamps? If you haven't - you should! I only have a couple of sets so far but can't wait to expand my collection. :) I decided to play along in their brand new challenge, which was to use a color combo of red, aqua, white... and glitter! Ack! Glitter? ME? LOL.... it's not usually my thing, but luckily, I happened to have some glitter cardstock on hand, so I decided that would do the trick!

I used the sweet snowglobe set, Believe in Magic. I created a Silhouette Cameo file to cut the snowglobe, and then stamped the image and colored the outside of the globe with Copics. The top border is an MFT die, and the bottom bracket edge and the red pattern are PTI dies.

One more quick Mama Elephant project to share, this time with the adorable No Peeking set. I cut out this fold-up "card" on the Cameo, and hid a little riddle inside for my husband, to lead him to one of his Christmas presents. It worked perfectly! He would have guessed the gift for sure if I had put it under the tree, due to the give-away size of the box. This was quick and easy to whip up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Music themed card set

OK, let's just not talk about how bad I have been about updating! ;) Today I am going to share a card set that I made for my son's trumpet teacher. Since she teaches all sorts of musical instruments and also is a school music teacher, I knew I wanted the set to have a musical theme.

It all started with that fun Gina K music frame, which coordinates with the Spellbinders Bracket Edge Label die. I love it so much! From there, I pulled from several different sets that have a music and bird theme to create the different cards (see stamps listed below), and colored the images with Copics.

The pattern paper is from the Papertrey Ink patterned paper packs in Rasperry Fizz, Blueberry Sky and Summer Sunrise.

I carried the theme over to make a band for a PTI clear card box, as a holder in which to give the set.

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: Papertrey Ink (Little Bitty Bird: branch; Little Bitty Bird Additions: birdbath, music notes; Tweet Talk: bird, sentiments); Gina K Designs (Lovely Labels 2: music label, ornamental scroll); Waltzingmouse Stamps (Say It With Style: Just for you); My Favorite things (You’re So Tweet: girl)