Monday, August 29, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Back to School Challenge

It's that time of the year, summer's coming to a close and kids are heading back to school.  This week I received a pencil-digi from Hambo stamps for the challenge.  We need to create a school themed design using the primary colors (red, blue and yellow).  The pencil digi is so cool, I had so many ideas running through my head.  I shrunk it, I copied it and then I made it larger, I had fun with this digi.  I finally decided on this card.  The book used on the background is also a Hambo stamp.

You can't tell from the picture but I cut out the body of the pencil so the red, yellow and blue color is actually on the inside of the card.  This picture shows this better.

Then finally the inside of the card includes a simple Welcome to the 6th Grade.  I made this card for my granddaughter who will be starting 6th grade this week.  I remember the start of kindergarten, then 1st through 5th grade has just been a blur.  .

This was a fun challenge and I know my granddaughter will enjoy this card.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - Make it Spooky

I have spent the last couple of days blog hopping to check out the latest Halloween release of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and it was fun.  There are so many great new stamps and the cards along the hop were awesome.  It really gets you in the mood for Halloween.  This week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge is called Make it Spooky.  Right now I only have 1 Halloween Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and it is Pumpkin miles by Steven Leary so I am entering him in the challenge. 

The mouse in the stamp is called Miles and he is one of many designs by Steven Leary at  Check out all the other seasonal Miles designs, he's sure to make you smile.  Thanks for stopping by and looking.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Time to score

The Hambo challenge this week is to use scoring on your card.  I don't usually think of this tool as a design tool, I use it more to score for a fold and then flatten to make a nice crease.  It was fun to actually use the tool to score designs.  I got a bit carried away on some of my attempts and overscored.  I'm sure overscore is not a word, anyway you know what I mean.  When it comes to scoring (in the papercraft world), more is not always better.  After I settled down a bit I decided on a simpler starburst pattern and matched it with the Nestabilities inverted scallop die.  I colored the geranium -digi using my COPICS markers.  I received the geranium - digi from Hambo stamps to use for this week's challenge.  I used the core'dinations color core cardstock and decided to lightly sand the score lines to make them stand out a little more.

I chose the "With sympathy" sentiment because it just seemed like the perfect sentiment for this simple, clean layout.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge 91

Kraftin' Kimmie's challenge this week was to use 1 ribbon, 1 flower and 1 chipboard on our card. I enjoyed this because I seem to be embellish-challenged.  Most of my cards and designs don't contain embellishments and there are so many great embellishments and I actually have drawers full of them.  Time to start using them!

I chose the Kraftin' Kimmie Jukebox stamp. I used brown ribbon to represent the floor.  The record is chipboard and I found this neat black felt flower in one of my drawers when I started rummging around looking for embellishments.  The left panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the Jukebox was colored with Copic markers.   Thanks for checking out my blog.

Hambo Hoedown #28 - Sketch

For this week's Hambo Hoedown we had to follow a sketch.  I always thought having to follow a sketch diagram would be easy because the layout was decided for you and all you had to do was concentrate on the design.  I'm finding that isn't really true.  I spent a lot of time moving things around and not really being happy with the design and color I chose for the layout (I kept wanting to change the layout).  You can see the sketch design here.  Since I entered the Hoedown last week I received the new "Hedgehog" digi file to use for this week's Hoedown from Hambostamps. 

I used the Cuttlebug Embossing folders for the background on the card and the flowers.  The flowers were embossed on the ColorCore cardstock (core'dinations) and then sanded to make the flowers appear.  The Hedgehog was colored with Copic markers.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie -Challenge #90 Distressed

The Kraftin' Kimmie challenge this week is to DISTRESS your creations!  Ink it up, rough it up, rip it up.....just make sure it's good and distressed.  Distressing is not something I normally don't do so I really enjoyed wrinkling and ripping and sanding to see what I could create. 

I chose the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp Emelia and colored her with Copics markers.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Challenge #27

Time for another Hambo Hoedown challenge.  I received the Little Indian Digi from Hambo stamps because I participated in last week's challenge.  The challenge this week was called tic tac toe.  You had to choose 3 things in a row from the tic tac toe board and include them in your project.  I chose the top row across which included ribbon, eyelets and punches.

The background stamp (Antique crackling) is from Stampin' Up and the small heartline bear stamp is from  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie - No Embellishments Challenge

This week's Kraftin' Kimmie challenge was to make a card with NO embellishments.  For me I thought this was going to be easy since I usually don't use alot of embellishments like flowers or ribbons and brads.  I love the look of them on cards but I just don't seem to think about putting them on while I'm making the card.  So I started this card and all I could think about was adding a flower or a brad or ribbon, (probably because it wasn't allowed).  I chose and colored Gabrielle with copic markers and used the Nestabilities pinking circle dies.  I must give credit for this card to my 11 year old granddaughter Mikayla, she chose the color combination and worked the layout.  Together we created this card, I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks for taking the time and checking out my blog.