Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Card for Whiff of Joy.

Hello, Everyone!
Sorry I've been away so long! I've been really busy with school and drawing and other things, I haven't had time to make a card! But I made one Sunday for the Arkansas District Fair, and I wanted to make more! The card I entered in the fair won First Place! I was so excited. I'll post a pic of that one soon.
So, anyway, this is my card for Whiff of Joy this week, which is a Thanksgiving or a Thank you theme. I thought the little turkey was just perfect for Thanksgiving! We also had some awesome fall paper to go with it.

Okay! See you soon with the card I entered in the fair!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Card for Whiff of Joy. (And the DT Call)

Hey, Guys!

So, this is my card for Whiff of Joy. They have a awesome sketch this week!
I used some new paper from Hobby Lobby. I'd been waiting to use that black & white paper! We also haven't been using our Little Nurse stamp much, so I thought I'd use her this time! Turned out pretty cute!
I'm also trying out for the WOJ Design Team. Wish me luck! :-)

Here's another picture of it:

Well, that wraps it up

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Card for Color Throwdown's 100th Challenge!

Hey, Guys!
So, this is my card for Color Throwdown's 100'th challenge blog hop! You guys should totally check it out! The DT members are giving away some awesome blog candy!

I used Copics to color the stamp, and the papers are from Hobby Lobby and Micheal's.

Well, that wraps it up!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My DT Entry for Truly Scrumptious.

Hey, Guys!

So, I'm entering a DT call for this wonderful challenge blog called Truly Scrumptious. They have such wonderful challenges and such a talented design team, and they are looking for TWO new DT members.

So, anyways, here are my personal two favorite cards of mine that I'm entering:

The first one is a monochromatic card, and I entered it in the Fussy and Fancy DT call a few weeks ago. Sadly, I didn't make the team, but my mom did! Check out her blog here. The second one is a Stair Step card. I entered it in Charisma Cardz challenge, and I also made a tutorial of it here.

Well, that wraps it up! Thanks for looking,


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Card for Charisma Cardz and a Stair Step Card Tutorial!

Hey, Guys!
Okay. So here's a tutorial for a Stair Step card. I hope you like it.
I'm also entering this in the Charisma Cardz challenge, which is Metal. My metal object is the butterfly charm.

Well, here's the tutorial!

You will need:

A paper cutter
A scoring board
Two 12 x 12 sheets of patterned paper.
One 12 x 12 sheet of white cardstock.
A ruler (Optional. You could use the ruler on your paper cutter if you wanted.)
Some type of adhesive. (I used Mounting Squares, Dimensional Dots, and Glue Dots)
Embellishments of your choice. (I used ribbon, Stick on Pearls, a leaf punch, mulberry paper flowers, and a metal butterfly charm.)
Two stamps, stamped and colored.

Okay, now that the supplies are taken care of, let's get started!!!!!

First, take the white cardstock, and cut it down to 11 5/8 " x 8 1/4 " I forgot to take a picture of this step. DX

Next, score the cardstock on the scoring board at 1 ", 2" 4", 5 7/8", and 8 3/4". It should look like that. ---^

This step was probably the hardest for me. Fold it accordion style at the score marks. Up, down, up. down.

Now, take one of the sheets of patterned paper, and cut a strip 7/8" x 8 1/8"
This one will go on the bottom fold.

Cut the second strip 1 7/8" x 8 1/8"
This one will go second.

Cut the third strip 2 5/8" x 8 1/8"

Now for the last one. This one will go on top of the third one. Cut it 4 1/2" x 6"

Okay. Now for the mats on top. Cut this first one 6/8" x 8"

Cut the second one 1 6/8" x 8"

Now cut this one 2 5/8" x 8"

Now cut the last one 4 3/8" 5 7/8

Now mat them using the mounting squares.

Now that we have the measurements mapped out, you can use the embellishments. I used the ribbon on the bottom...

The metal butterfly on the second paper. I put a stick on pearl on the butterfly, too.

I put the stamp on the second paper, also. I popped it with the Dimensional dots.

Here's a close up.

Here's the second stamp which is going to go on the top paper.

The mulberry paper flowers are also going to go on the top paper. I also put the stick on jewels on the end of the leaves.

Like so! This step might have been a little confusing. This paper is going to go on top of the other top paper.

Now, tape the papers to the white cardstock. There's a flap in the back that will hold it up.

Here are some close-ups!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial! I had a lot of fun making it.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Card for Color Throwdown.

Hey, Guys!

Okay. This is my card for Color Throwdown!

I am getting it in a little late, but I think I'll still make it! Isn't the layout awesome?
Speaking of layouts, this one is called a Stair Step. I'll be putting up a tutorial on how to make one soon. I got it from a wonderful card a lady sent us, for a blog my mom is doing. I kind of took the measurements and tried to duplicate it. Some of the papers aren't cut quite straight. I always get so frustrated because it's hard for me to cut things straight, but other than that, I think I did an okay job!
The beautiful papers are from some blog candy I won in the Operation Write Home blog hop, and the stamp is Magnolia.

Well, that wraps it up,


Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Card for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge DT Call.

Hey, Guys!
So, here's my card for the Fussy and Fancy challenge. They're having a Design Team call! The theme was Monochromatic and Things with Wings. I found this cool color chooser and chose a pale gold, and it came up with all these colors that are monochromatic:

So, I tried my best to use all these colors in my card. I think it turned out pretty well! My mom made a card for Fussy and Fancy too, using the same color picker that I did. Here's her blog, and here's the picker that we used.

Well, that wraps it up! I had fun!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Card For 5 Challenges.

Hey, Guys!
Okay, sorry it was a while since I put up a card. I was in Florida for a wedding!
This is my card for five challenges:
Corrosive Challenge: Die Cuts. (The circle and the scalloped circle were Nesties, and the pink edge was a Martha Stewart punch.)
Charisma: Flowers.
Simon Says Stamp: 1 image. 2 patterned papers. (Even though you can barely see it, the scalloped edge along the sentiment is a pattered paper. Does that qualify?) 3 embellishments. (Flowers, Charm, and Pearl jewels.)
Pollycraft: Ribbon and Bling.
It'd been a while since I'd used the Kneeling Willow stamp, so I thought I'd get her out again.

One more thing. I'm going to be putting my cards up on another site called DeviantART. Here's my profile link:
Well, that wraps it up,

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Card for Crafty Creations Challenge.

Hey, Guys!
So, this is my card for a great new challenge I found, called Crafty Creations. The challenge this week is:
Use your Favorite Stamp.
Well, my mom just ordered these new Magnolia stamps, and I reeeeeealy liked them! They are my favorites stamps, at the moment. :-)
Yesterday, my mom and I went on a shopping spree to Hobby Lobby to pick out some new paper, so this is some of the paper I picked. I thought it was really cute, and I loved the blue and orange combo.
We also got some new flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts in the mail yesterday, so I used them, too.
I used Glimmer Mist in Wheatfields on the flowers. (I don't know if you can see it or not.)
I colored Princess Tilda and Pirate Edwin with Copics, and the punch is a Martha Stewart punch.

Well, that wraps it up! It was fun to make.


P.S. Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my OWH Bog Hop post, Ladies. It really meant a lot to me. I had sooo much fun hopping and everything. :-)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Card for the OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hello, Bloggers!

This is my card for this wonderful Operation Write Home Blog Hop! All the ladies have done a great job organizing it, and I'm soo happy to be a part of this.

I colored this cute cupcake with Copics, and the paper is from Hobby Lobby.

Our US troops are wonderful, and this is my way of saying THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! to them.

Did you know OWH has a challenge blog? What a great way to keep making cards for OWH! Here's the link:

Next in the hop is Shelly so, here we go! Hopping on!

Well, that wraps it up! Thanks for looking, Hoppers!



Sunday, May 23, 2010

My Card for Create4fun

Hey, everyone!
I'm really sorry for not putting up any cards. :-(. I've been awfully busy.
Anyways, this is a recipe book that I've made for Create4Fun. I'm going to a wedding next week and I've made this as a wedding present! I got this idea from Gio, at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial Blog
So, above is the front cover, and below is a closeup of the stamp I used, Willow with Chicken Soup from WOJ. Cute! I colored her with my Copics. Here's a list of the the colors I used.
Hair: E31 and E33.
Shirt: E29 and E37.
Apron: YG95 and YG97.
Pants: YR00
Pot: E13 and E15
Cloth under pot: E29
Smoke: C1 and C3.
Barret, Apron tie, and shoes: R85

This is a picture of the first two pages, the Main Dish section. There is a recipe on the white side, and there's a pocket to put other recipe cards in on the other side.

Here's a closeup of the recipe. It's one of my favorites and is wonderful. :-)

I used the Christmas Swirls set from WOJ, and I stamped them with distress ink in Walnut Stain. I also used Walnut stain for the distressing around the side.

This is the Vegetable and Side dish section

JalapeƱo Corn Casserole is one of my favorite dishes. We have it at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other big dinners. I stamped the swirls with distress ink in Peeled Paint. (I think that's the name?)

Here's the Breakfast section.

This cinnamon roll recipe is my favorite.

The dessert section.

I really like this chocolate sheet cake, and it's really quick and easy.

Here's the holiday section.

This ham is really good for Christmas and Easter, and you pass a pineapple sauce with it. Yum!

Well, that's it! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the back cover, but the paper is green card stock. :-(
Well, thanks for looking. I had a lot of fun with it!


Note from Greta's Mom, Lisa:
The cake, meatballs and cinnamon rolls come from a fabulous cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Here's her blog post on it and where to buy it. You should, it is a great book! I hope Pioneer Woman doesn't mind Greta sharing with our soon-to-be-married friend. (I plan to also buy our friend the Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook!) :-)