Saturday, April 26, 2014

Creatively Redeeming Treasures Team Blog Hop --April

Welcome to the Creatively Redeeming Treasures Team Blog Hop. If you are coming from Elizabeth’s blog  you are in the right place.




We had an “anything goes” theme this month which gave me the perfect opportunity to make this card, I left off the sentiment for now so that I have a card on hand to use when I am short on time and need one in a hurry Winking smile

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I used my petite perks stamp set to make it. I also used Gypsy and Lagoon ink and the back ground is done with one of the stamps from my skylark workshop on the go kits. I love the work shop on the go because you can use the stamps from them over and over again.


Now hop on over the Helen’s blog and see what she has created for us

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

spring has sprung- frog pop up

when I came across the paper take weekly challenge and the theme was spring has sprung I just knew I needed to make a frog pop up card ( get it “spring” hahaha) I crack myself up Smile with tongue out


Anyway here is the card I made




for the base of the card I cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and scored both at 4 1/4. I put some bubble solution in a cup with some blue paint and blew into a straw to bubble it up, I tapped my paper to the bubbles to get the pattern.

I then folded my inner base in half and cut slits where I wanted to put my frogs and folded them out and adhered the frogs to them.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

diamond fold

 here is the link for the tutorial I followed  for this diamond fold card

cheat sheet for after tutorial video
12x4 card stock
scored at 2, 4, 8, and 10 mark top and bottom at 6 in
score diagonally from y the first score line to the mark you made at six inch on both the top and the bottom on both right and left sides ( this makes x’s )
the patterned paper measures sides 1 3/4x 3 3/4 need 2, center 2 1/2x 2 1/2 need 1, triangle sides 3 3/4 X 3/3/4  square cut in half then half again for 2 triangles then half again for the other 8

Friday, April 4, 2014

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Christmas stampin’ all year long

Another fun blog challenge I found was this one  I love making Christmas cards and if I continue to make one a week starting now I will have a great collection by the time they need to be mailed. The Challenge was to created a Christmas card using layers. This is the one I made.
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for this ornament card I used the Artiste cartridge page 53. I cut 2 of accent 3 at 2 1/2 inches in both the shift and the non shift mode. and 2 accent 4 at 2 inch in shift and non shift mode. glue the over lays on and then score them down the middle to give them some dimension. I used the snow flakes from page 79 accent 1 cut at 1.5 and 2.   Along the top I added bronze shimmer trim. this card was a lo of fun to make and I am sure I will play along with this challenge again Smile

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

milk jug Easter baskets

I made these Easter baskets a few years ago with my littles. We just glue cotton balls to the jugs and cut the the faces and ears out of paper, I have also used fun foam in the past.

we make them every year, just as my mom did with us. This one was 2011 and at 8 he was able to do the whole project himself (except cutting the hole for the goodies)