Friday, January 28, 2011
Today's hop is inspired by a roll of our creative die: Card/Fashion/Bling
And here is my fashion inspiration:
I had all sorts of ideas swirling through my head on how to do the ruffles and experimented quite a bit with scrap paper. I finally just cut my favorite green patterned paper (jillibean soup) into a strip and then used a border punch to give a more ruffled feel. I added them to the card base at an angle and overlapped them to get the same feel as the photo. Then I bent the ruffles up to give it some demension.
I added cream at the top (that is the color I would wear with this...lol), but it needed some sort of separation, so I added a grey "belt". The buckle is a chipboard one I had that I heat embossed with silver. My bling is pretty obvious. I love my I-Rock! So easy and fast to use! Some faux stitching and a quick sentiment finish it out.
Supplies in addition to my kit:
I-Rock crystals, Fiskars Border Punch, chipboard buckle, embossing powder, CTMH sentiment stamp
Thanks for hopping along with us today! I hope you will be a part of the hop next time!
(Pssst....are you still reading? Good! We have some great things planned for February! You will meet our Guest Designer...see a great new kit to copy and perhaps have a chance to win a prize! Make sure you are a follower so you don't miss out on ANYTHING!)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Next up is a card of my own design...and I wasn't sure it was going to work at all. I matted the red paper and stuck it down. Then I realized I had NO idea what I wanted to do with it from there. LOL Ever have one of those days? My very tired first thought was to chuck it, but I decided that I was in great need of an owl card and made it work.
My final project was a layout about me. That does not happen very often, so I really wanted it to be life changing. Is is not. LOL But it is a glimpse of me for my kids someday.
So my total projects from my kit this month? 4 scrapbook pages and 3 cards = 7 projects
Not bad at all!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Here are links to some tutorials to show you how easy these were to make:
Enjoy! My daughter has requested some lace flower hair accessories now. I'd better get to work!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Today I am using the rest of the paper from my kit and then I will have make an extra kit for myself until February's challenges. :) It is so nice to be scrapping so much this month. Maybe I will start on a card kit for me to use for the rest of the month.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Not too bad! I think I like them because they are the clear kind. The colors are fun and this was the fastest card I have ever put together! I layered 3 different borders for the bottom. Not much demension, but it looks cute. Rounded corners and faux stitching and I was done.
2 more classes will go live later this month...I can't wait!
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Take your large scalloped edge scissors and cut scallops along both long sides.
Do the same on the other side.
Play around with different sizes, types of paper, embellishments on the top. Have fun!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
If you have never made a kit before, you are in for a treat! As a mom of 2 with limited time, I have found that creating kits for layouts, cards, mini albums and other projects is the most efficient way for me to get my mojo going. Sometimes I just make a basic kit and see what comes from it and other times I make a kit based on a theme of specific pictures/projects I want to get done. They are great to pull out at home when you have a few minutes and are wonderful if you are going to a crop and don't want to drag everything you own. Can I tell you the best part? Making up a kit from your own stash is a wonderful way to save money and use what you already own as well! Here are some samples of the kits that sparked the idea over the year ago.
Have I convinced you yet? LOL Every month, on the 5th, Meridy and I will post a kit from a monthly kit club that we love and want to "copy" with our own stash. Over the next few weeks, we will show you examples of our kits and give you links to ways for YOU to create some of the embellishments in the kit. The last two weeks we will offer challenges and a blog hop so that we can share our work and use our kits. All through the month you can check both the main blog and each of our blogs for inspiration and fun ideas! We have plans to post several times a week, so check back often!
Rush on over to http://counterfeitkitchallenge.blogspot.com/ to see the beautiful kit we will be re-creating this month! And if you decide you would rather just purchase that kit, we promise not to tell. :) Tomorrow Meridy will be showing you the kits WE created based on that inspiration and I will be posting on this blog how I plan to store my kits.
I hope you will play along, create alot and share with us on our blog! We will have a rockin' year together and get alot of beautiful creations made!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday. I even decided to make an embellishement. Can you tell which one? LOL I loved the apple ribbon, but couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I looped it and attatched a brad I made with my I-top. Voila! Cute flower!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Patterened Paper: K& Co. Amy Butler Lucky Flowers Pad
Stamps: Unity (phrase), unknown flower stamp, unknown date stamp
Other Supplies: I-Top