Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's All About Embossing

Hey There!!!
For the It's All About Embossing Challenge at All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge Blog here, I decided to use the Sweet Pixies Birthday Lucy stamp to make a sweet b-day card. She is colored with Prismas on C. C. Designs Copic Quality Cardstock and cut out using a spellbinder nestie:

To keep with the party mood I added some balloons made with C.C. Designs Balloon cutters die and also used the candle border die (LOVE IT!!!). For the embossing element of the card I used Stampin' Up's Dot embossing folder.  The inside of the card is finished with the same ballon die and a Stampin' Up sentiment and ready to go to a special little girl!!!

xoxo sarah ;)

June 25-July 1 Picture Perfect challenge

For the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge I was inspired by the birthday party theme of the Picture Perfect Challenge:

Now for my creation:)

This kitty from the Paper Smooches Party Posse stamp set is soooo purr....ty, LOL!!!

I stamped this cutie on a piece of pink paper along with her hat pom pom, some bling,  and a sentiment included in the set, put it all on Pool Party card stock added some twine from The Twinery and voila.....  a purrfect part card (I can't help myself with all of the puns today!!)

xoxo sarah ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Saturated Canary Birthday Challenge

Up Up and Awayyyyyyyyyy......

Saturated Canary Birthday Card Challenge

For this challenge I wanted to make a card with a lot of depth.  I love how it turned out!

image: Satuurated Canary Digi Image  Honey
paper: Prima Fairy Belle, Pink Pirouette Stampin' Up
sentiment:Amy R. Be Happy
misc: Buttons and Badges hot air balloon 1" badge,
CC Balloon Cutters die,
Marina Mist Stampin' Up ribbon, linen twine

Finished the inside of the card with the same Prima paper and balloon die cuts


Thanks for looking

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Coloredsprinklegirl Scrapbooking About ME Challenge

Hi again- I have a scrapbooking project to share. posted a video the other day challenging her viewers to scrapbook about themselves.  I never even thought of doing something like this seeing as though #1 I'm usually the one taking the pictures and #2 I'd rather focus on other people like my kids, friends and family.  But I thought I'd give this a try, step out of my comfort zone and try something new :)

For this layout I tried some techniques I have never done before;
< I added some of my clay pieces I made the other day with some polymer clay and a sparrow mold
< I mixed paintings with a picture of myself 
< I also piled on some layers, usually I try to keep things as simple as possible (usually for time's sake)
<another technique I tried is time!!!  I never seem to find the time to relish in the process and I actually, truly, deeply enjoyed myself.

About the layout:
<There are two pictures of paintings and one of me
<The multi-colored painting is a self portrait I did when I was around 14 (I'm 30 now!!) I'm an artist at heart a School Counselor by day
<The painting to the right was a gift from my husband four years ago.  He painted myself as an adult and as a child and it is the best (material) gift I have ever received.
<The real picture of me was taken yesterday in front of a great big wood pile at my parent's house.
<I love nature and being outdoors
<Hence all of the wood bits I added to the layout (the "tape", the tag, the butterfly and the cloud (I made all of these myself with the Sizzix Big Shot and some dies)
<I never fail to make a coffee ring since I drink about 10 cups a day ;)
<Like everyone we are a big mix of likes, favorites and they don't always go well together with layouts. I thought this was the time to express the different likes I have and if it clashed---oh well----
<I love beautiful things, colors, nature and mixed them all up together on ONE page!!!
<The last element I added was fingerprints with some neon paint- what more of me is there than a fingerprint???

So here it is{

Thank you for looking and good luck to all of the scrapbookers entering the contest

Sarah ;)

Materials: Stampin Up Large Doily Background, versa mark, pastels, tag, white 12x12 background paper, veneer wood sheet, Joanne's neon paint, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, sizzix, cloud, butterfly, tag die, pony Mister Huey's, Kawaii Supply Large Sparrow mold, yellow polymer clay

Fabio and Isis

Good Saturday Morning Everyone!!!
Fabio made his way to my house this morning and must have been hungry after all of his traveling!!!!  He took right over the food bowl and Olde English Bulldog puppy Isis does not know what to make of it!!!!  She'll have to wait for her turn to eat :)

Thanks for the opportunity to play along with Fabio and Lindy's Stamp Gang and for the chance to win some awesome Lindy's goodness :)
I wonder where he'll end up next?!
Sarah ;)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How've you bean?

I am completely obsessed with Saturated Canary digi stamps right now.  Love every single image and want ALL of them ;) Visit the artist's Etsy site here www.etsy.com/shop/SaturatedCanaryDigis

I am entering the Saturated Canary Challenge #11 Anything but a square or rectangle.  For the card shape I used the Paper Smooches Coffee Cup template for a nice strong cup of coffee and used a sentiment from Fiskars Latte Love "How've you bean?", even though coffee isn't in a tea bag I still thought it was fitting :)  The cup is stamped with a Hero Arts Woodgrain background on a piece of Stampin' Up Crumb Cake card stock.  And of course can't forget the image itself, I used the new Books and Bedhead, LOVE her!!!!.  Added a bit too much Mr. Hueys mist in Tan;) but hey it's a coffee stain ;) and finished it off with some flat back pearls.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SPARKS Feb 9- Feb22

  1 Pinterest Photo for inspiration + Paper Smooches Party Posse cutie =

I just looooovvvvveeee this cute little gerbil/hamster and thought they would make a great pair :) I really love the gold safety pin in the photo and knew I needed a touch of sparkle on my card to represent it.

For this card I used Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette card stock and a piece of chevron paper from the new Dear Lizzie Neapolitan collection.  The fabric heart is from Kissing Booth and the gold balloon "string" is Stampin' Up glitter glass in gold.  I added some crystal effects over the heart to make it appear  rounder and more balloon-like.

I hope this card just makes you squeal with delight:)

Thanks for looking