Monday, January 14, 2013

Simply Challenged Challenges: Jan. 1st Sketch

The first challenge of 2013 over at Simply Challenged Challenges is a sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch:

And, here is my take on it: 

I used Cherub Christian by Simply B Stamps.  I love the whimsical nature of this digi.  I colored him with Copics and gave his halo and wings some sparkle with Stickles.  I first colored his eyes blue.  But, then I decided to go with googly eyes for a fun touch.  All of the paper and embellishments, with the exception of the twine, are from Pink Paislee's Secret Crush line.  

Entering into the following:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Personal Use My Stuff Challenge for 2013 and a Washi Tape Card

This year, I am vowing to use every tool, every stamp, and as many supplies from my stash as I possibly can.  Now, the digital stamps might be a little difficult in that I have so many, and it does take longer to hand color digi's, but I am going to try my best.  I am just tired of seeing things in my craft room that haven't been loved at least once!  I'm sure all of you crafters know exactly what I mean.  I will be tagging these projects as a way for me to track how many items I am finally making use of this year.  

Earlier this week, I bought a cute set of mini clothespins by American Crafts from Target, and on the package was a picture of a card.  I thought it was the cutest thing and I just had to try my hand at it.  I used Kraft cardstock, natural twine, and washi tape.  

I have to say that it was a little bit of a hassle working with the washi tape and the twine together because this twine had a lot of loose fibers that kept getting stuck onto the washi tape.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set which I stamped in Pure Snow by PTI.  As you can see, the impression wasn't very even, but art isn't always perfect, right?  LOL  I do have to comment that the ink pad seemed especially juicy.  I am not sure if it's supposed to be like that or not.

That's it for today.  I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing Sunday cleaning, organizing, and maybe squeezing in some crafting.  I am sure there will be some football watching as well.  Happy Sunday!

My Personal Use My Stuff Challenge:
washi tape :  used some of the rolls here for first time
PTI ink in Fresh Snow
natural twine
(not counting the mini clothespins since they are a recent purchase)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Elf Fry Box (late Christmas post!)

It's way past Christmas, but I'm just now getting around to posting this Christmas project.  It's quite adorable if I do say so myself!  I discovered a new-ish SVG file company simply called SVG Cutting Files.  Oh, my!  They have the most adorable cutting files and great prices!

I saw this super cute elf fry box and just had to make it for a friend of mine who was my partner in a Christmas swap.  I had some other things for her package already, but I figured chocolate is always a nice surprise!  I filled the box with Hershey Kisses, wrapped it in cellophane, and then topped with my favorite quote from the movie "Elf".  Super cute and fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  I promise to finally get rid of this Halloween blog design soon!  Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Simply B Facebook Fan Group Challenge

Here is the card I made for last month's challenge over at the Simply B Facebook Fan Group.  We were given this festive image of London to use on our project.  The challenge was to use Christmas colors.  I inked her up with Copics and stuck with the traditional red and green Christmas combo for her outfit.  Right now, I still struggle with coloring curly hair, but I plan on changing that this year with lots of practice!  You can't tell in the picture, but I added some sparkle to the sentiment with some Stickles.

Well, that's it for my second share of the year.  One of my big goals for this year is to get a lot more cards done, and I already have four more done and ready to share with you all.  See you soon!