Tomorrow's Forecast: Crafty!

Another fun card to share with you today! I found this fun tutorial for a Diamond Fold card over at Splitcoaststampers and so I thought I'd give it a whirl...

Tomorrow's Forecast

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; ink, Memento, Copics; ribbon, Offray; tools, Scor-Pal; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; other, thread, adhesive Velcro dots.

Here's a close up of the front. See how it's ready to pop out...

The inside...

After the ribbon's untied...

My secret weapon... adhesive Velcro dots! They helped keep the front panel flat to the card base.

Thanks for joining me! Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

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A Hyacinth Hello!

I was in need of a little paper therapy this morning from not feeling great for the last week so I pulled out my beloved Flourishes stamps thins morning and created a card for this month's Bring Back Beautiful challenge over on the Flourishes blog.

May's challenge is to create a card that features "flowers" so here is the card that I created...

Hyacinths Thank You

supplies: stamps, Flourishes; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; lace, Kaisercraft; ink, Memento, Ranger, Copic; pearls, Queen & Co.; edge punches, Fiskars, Martha Stewart.

For my card, I used the gorgeous Hello Hyacinth stamp set. Love this set!

Hope you're having a great Monday. Me... I'm just hoping the pain in my lower abdomen subsides. Wish me a pain-free afternoon!
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Special Delivery for Sketchy Saturday!

Yippee! It's Saturday today and I finally got to finishing this layout. It's been sitting on my desk for 4 days trying to get finished. For my layout today, I was inspired by Jen's Sketchy Saturday sketch from WeScrap!

You can see Jen's sketch HERE.

Special Delivery

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; tools, Klic N'Kut; die cut stamp, QuicKutz; ink, Ranger, Memento; patterned papers, BasicGrey, Echo Park; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; mists, Tattered Angels; post card image, Martha Stewart; other, thread, staples.

Here are some close ups of my page...

Down the right side, I created 5 faux stamps using a variety of myStamp BOX stamps sets:

myStamp BOX sets used in this layout:
No Place Like Home, Road Trip

For my post card, I downloaded a fun pdf by Martha Stewart containing 2 post card images; here and used it to write my journaling on.

I hope you'll join us over at WeScrap for this week's Sketchy Saturday!

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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #17

It's FRIDAY! Time for another fabulous Playing in Paradise Challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

This week is Allison's turn to share a challenge and she's designed this gorgeous sketch for you to use this week! Remember, you can create a card OR a layout using the sketch!

I chose to create a layout using Allison's sketch this week:

Life In Focus

My layout today features the AMAZING paper line "100 Days of Summer" by Simple Stories (Memory Works). I had a ball working with this NEW paper line! The kit contains 6 sheets of double sided patterned papers, 2 sheets of cardstock stickers (including 4 different alphabets!), 30 double sided cut-apart paper elements (like journaling cards, etc.) and 6 transparency overlays for your 4x6 photos!

I also had fun with a few fun edge punches; Fiskars "Effervescence" and "Notebook" punches and a Martha Stewart's "Scallop Dot Edge" punch.

I used some of the NEW Kaisercraft "Crochet Doilies - Summer" and some shiny brads from My Mind's Eye "Lost & Found" and Bo Bunny.

Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Our prize this week for our challenge winner is a fabulous array of scrappy goodies from Fancy Pants Designs, from the collection "Beach Babe" - some flowers, trim and some journaling pieces. It's valued at over $16.00!

The deadline to participate in this week's challenge is Thursday, June 2nd at noon MDT. Please add the direct link to your creation's blog post on the linky tool provided here. We'd also really appreciate a link from your blog to this challenge. If you are using a public gallery, please be sure to use the code PPS17.

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I'm CASEin' Today!

I've been sitting down today trying to figure out what to do next on my creative journey and I came across the CASE Study blog and thought I'd play along this week.

This week's challenge is to CASE this gorgeous card by Sarah Martina Parker this week; challenge #40.

And here's my version of the inspiration for this week...

Hi You.

supplies: cardstock, Gina K. Designs; all flowers, Prima; stamps, Floruishes; brad, Bo Bunny; pearls, lace, Kaisercraft; ink, Memento; button, Maya Road; ribbon, Spool O'Ribbon; other, thread, book paper.

Thanks CASE Study for a wonderful card to inspire us this week! I had a blast making my card!

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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #16

Happy Friday everyone! It's time for another Playing in Paradise Challenge at Scrapbooker's Paradise again!

This week's it's Julie's turn to challenge you and she's chosen an AWESOME challenge for you this week... that's right... use ONLY black and white on your project!

So once again, I chose to grab my trusty Flourishes stamps and away I went creating...

Black and White Butterfly
I first made my card base, 5x5 out of Bazzill Smoothies "Blackberry Swirl" cardstock. Then I cut a slightly smaller panel, approximately 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. I gathered my Stampendous Midnight Black embossing powder, my Versamark ink and my Flourishes "Cherry Blossoms" stamp set and stamped all over my smaller black panel using my heat tool to set my embossing powder.

Then I cut a square panel, 3 1/2x 3 1/2 and then a slightly smaller one, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 out of smooth white cardstock. I then cut and embossed the shape in middle using my Spellbinder's Labels Three shape. I cut a piece of black cardstock to fit between my 2 white pieces of cardstock and I embossed another cherry blossom image.

I die cut a Spellbinders butterfly 2 and stamped more cherry blossoms on it using my favourite black ink, Tsukineko's Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Come and check out what my fellow Challenge Team members have created with this week's challenge:

Our prize this week for our challenge winner is a fabulous array of scrappy goodies from Fancy Pants Designs, from the collection "It's The little Things". It includes some flowers, ribbon and journal embellishments. It's valued at over $16.00!

The deadline to participate in this week's challenge is Thursday, May 26th at noon MDT. Please add the direct link to your creation's blog post on the linky tool provided here. We'd also really appreciate a link from your blog to this challenge. If you are using a public gallery, please be sure to use the code PPS16.

Don't forget to check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise giveaway this month... click the image below for details.

Good luck! We hope that you'll play along with us this week!

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WIN some WeScrap!

There are TWO ways to WIN this.... our "Fun House" kit from WeScrap!
WeScrap is sponsoring the Sketchabilities blog sketch this week. All you have to do for your chance to win our fabulous "Fun House" kit is to create a layout using their sketch #47.

You have until May 28th to complete the sketch and post it the Sketchabilities blog. Good luck!!

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And the second way to win is to check out ScrapScene today! Follow the directions at the bottom of the post for a chance to WIN!

Good luck everyone!

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Must Be a Boy Thing!

Here's my second page from yesterday. I was havin' fun getting DIRTY! LOL!

This layout is for Scrap Dango's "Dango Girls Crop". It's for Ellen's challenge: stamp your own background on a layout on a non-traditional colour!

Must Be a Boy Thing

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX (Repeat After Me, Backgrounds, Seal It!); cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; ink, Ranger, Stampin' Up!, Memento, Versmark; distress embossing powder, gears, Tim Holtz; patterned papers, Bella Blvd.; twine, The Twinery; paint, DecoArt; edge punch, EK Success; brads, Bo Bunny; tools, Klic N' Kut, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool; mini alphabets, Lily Bee Designs, Paperie; mist, Tattered Angels; other, staples, Thickers by American Crafts.

Here's a close up of a few of my page details. The zipper and barbed wire images are from the stamp set "Repeat After Me" and the cardboard, the bubble wrap stamps are from the "Backgrounds" set by myStamp BOX.

Here's the journaling on a tag I designed using my Klic N' Kut software:

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday!

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Favourites {Today}

I've been scrappin' away today. Trying to complete the final challenge for WeScrap's Favourite Blog Hop Crop. And I've also been participating at Scrap Dango's "Dango Girls Blog Hop" event. So I was actual able to combine both sites challenges. I used Sue's "Favourite Things Today" challenge and combine it with Vanessa's "Chopped" challenge where I had to use kraft paper, buttons, stitching, a grid and photo(s) smaller than 4x6.

Favourites {Today}

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX (Timelines); mists, Tattered Angels; patterned papers, mini alpha stickers, Lilybee Designs; tape, Tim Holtz; buttons, star pin, Maya Road; twine, The Twinery; cardstock, Gina K. Designs, Bazzill; doilies, Little Yellow Bicycle; brads, Making Memories, Bo Bunny; mini stars, Pink Paislee "Artisan Elements"; ink, Ranger; black ribbon, Kaisercraft; other, star button, thread, staples.

Here's a close up of the button details. I took a few coordinating brads and inserted them in the button holes for a pop of colour!


Come out and join me!
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Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge #15

It's FRIDAY! TGIF everyone! Since Blogger has been a little silly the last few days, my post for today is a little late!

This week's challenge over at Scrapbooker's Paradise this week is a fun one... The Power of Three.. use 3 older items from your stash!

This week I dug deep and found some older Bo Bunny patterned papers to use from their "Gift of Love" line.

Butterfly

supplies: patterned papers, Bo Bunny; cardstock, Gina K. Designs, Bazzill; corner rounder, EK Success; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; edge punch, Fiskars; pearls, Hero Arts; other, thread.

Come and join the Scrapbooker's Paradise Challenge team this week and you could WIN. This week's prize is from Pink Paislee - Soiree - Twine Card, Wood Shapes Tissue Paper; an approximate retail value of $15!

The deadline to participate in this week's challenge is Thursday, May 19th at noon MDT. Please add the direct link to your creation's blog post on the linky tool provided HERE. We'd also really appreciate a link from your blog to this challenge. If you are using a public gallery, please be sure to use the code PPS15.

Good luck!
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Love... With Pockets!

It's my turn today to share a fun project on the myStamp BOX blog. I'm taking this cute little "love" chipboard mini album...

And making it "purdy"!

Supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX (Repeat After Me, Snapshots, Abundant Blossoms, She Says - He Says); mini album base, "Love Word" album by Maya Road; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; patterned papers, Crate Paper; inks, Ranger, Memento, Copic; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; gems, Crystal Stickers, Kaisercraft; ribbon, Kaisercraft; chain, Tim Holtz; tools, Klic N'Kut machine; paint, DecoArt; thread, Mettler.

Come and check out my tutorial on how I made this simple mini album with an added dimension to it! Click here to check out my blog post today!

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