Monday, July 21, 2014

Challenge # 220 Wet and Wild

The challenge this week at FCCB is to create a water related project.  I used Create-A-Critter Cricut cartridge to cut out the seahorse for another project were I was making mutilpes of the same thing.  What was left over was this negative cut which I thought would make an interesting card.  Here it is

Here is a list of the supplies I used
DCWV- Beachside coordinations paper
G45 Botanical Tea paper
EK Sucess border punch
Embellishments-shells, starfish, flat back pearls and twine

To make the By the Sea banner I cut strips of the Botanical Tea paper in to the different shapes and adhered some glitter alpha stickers.  To string the banner I used a small hole punch and threaded blue hemp through the holes.  I attached it to my card with little button brads from my stash.

Hope you will join us for this fun challenge.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, July 14, 2014

Day at the Beach Challenge # 219 at FCCB

Summer is here and that means spending time at the beach. I kept my card clean and simple (CAS).  I used the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge for my wagon.  The beach balls are punched with a circle punch from different color scraps of paper and pieced together.

Summer always makes me think of 4th of July so I used some red and white twine and a star brad on my card as a hint to the holiday.  My sentiment is free hand with a black Sharpie. Quick and easy so I can spend more time at the beach, not really. I'd rather be inside where the air conditioning is running with a good book.

Hope you play along with our challenge and link up your beach inspired project. Have fun and do what you like for summer.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, July 7, 2014

SUMMER TREATS Challenge #218 at FCCB

I can think of lots of cool summer treats, but I know everyone loves ice cream. My card for today features a strawberry sundae with chocolate sauce and a bright red cherry.  Remeber those metal dishes they used to serve them in at the soda fountain? That was my idea for the dish. Doesn't it look good enough to eat. YUM!

I used the following supplies to make this delightful confection.
Cricut cartridge Kate's ABC's
DCWV Kidlets paper stack (backgound and border)
DCWV metallaic paper stack (Dish)
Brown, pink and red paper scraps
Lemon drop twine
yellow hand dyed seam binding
American craft button 
Glossy accents and stickles.
My Pink Stamper Sweet Goodness sentiment stamp

Join our challenge this week and link up your favorite summer treat.

Bye Bye for Now, 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Hope everyone has plans to celebrate our Independence, lots of good food and fireworks.  Today I am sharing an ATC that I created using red and blue paint. The white stars and strips are modeling past using Hiedi Swapp stencils. I cut the heart using George and Basic Shapes and embellised with gold glitter and stickers.  I used a scrap of ribbon and a star shaped brad, too.

Hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by.

Bye Bye for Now, Kim

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Altered Book

Hope everyone is having a creative weekend.  I have been working on a challenge project for 2 Shabby Sisters Studio.  The challenge is to alter a book.  I have to say it was very hard for me to cut up a book to make the inside.  It was an old book from the flea market, so I know it was well read.  I kept telling myself I can use all the pages in other projects.  So here is a picture of the final project.

I decided to make a baby keepsake book.  The papers I used are Anna Griffin.  Here is a list of the embellishments I used
Anna Griffin stickers
Graphic 45 door plate and knob
Graphic 45 keyhole
Recollection flowers (white)
Steam distress ink (dye flowers)
Antique white paint (distressing and flowers)
Martha Stewarts (rocking horse and alpha stickers)
Recollections bling and lace
Rosette and Ribbon Cricut cartridge (Rosette)
Modge Podge frames
Offray blue gingham ribbon

 Here are more pictures showing details.

And now the inside.

Hope you enjoyed my book.  I love the way it turned out. I plan to put little mementos inside from when my son was born, such as his bracelet from the hospital. Those kinds of things.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, June 9, 2014

Challenge #214, Celebrate DAD

Hope everyone is having a creative day.  I don't know about you but sometimes I have a creative block and then other times it flows so freely I can't keep up. Do you have days like that too?
I knew I needed a Father's Day card so it was easy to make this card, because I know how much my step-father loves old cars. At one time it had a shop where they refurbished old cars, but now he is retired.  I think he will like this one, a classic "Woody".

The Cricut cartridge I used was Elegant Edges. I cut the shape in two colors of paper, brown and brown plaid and layered them onto a Kraft card base. The car image is cut from a Gecko Galz collage sheet. I also used the collage title "Your A Classic" as my sentiment. I had a piece of adhesive ribbon I used. I have been trying to use up some of the scraps in my stash on everything I do. I had to make the banner and write it freehand. Can you believe it, I don't have a stamp for Father's Day.  The finishing touches, black flat back pearls in the corners and black faux stitching.

Hope you join the challenge this week by linking to our Father's Day challenge.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, June 2, 2014

FCCB Challenge #213, Replenish your Card Stash

Our challenge this week is to make a card to replenish your card stash. So just about any type of card will do. Do you need Birthday cards, baby shower cards, or anniversary cards? This is your chance to share them with us at FCCB.  Today I made a card that could be used just to send a quick note to some one.

I used Cricut Sampler for my poodle cut. 
 I have always like brown and pink together as a color combo. My base card is brown. My backgrouns is not cardstock it's a napkin. I used Mod Podge to decoupage the napkin to a piece of white cardstock and adhered it to my card. As you can see it has a Paris theme, so a French poodle seemed a logical choice. I cut the poodle at 3" and pieced it together using pink and white paper. I used Diamond Stickles for a little glitz on the white paper. My sentiment is from one of our sponsors Scrappy Moms. I added a ribbon and a little button. 

Join us this week and add a few cards to your stash. Have fun and create.

Bye Bye for Now.