Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge 163

It's Wednesday and the challenge over at the Papercraft Star is a fun one.  This week we have a photo to inspire you.  When I saw this photo I immediately thought of Monopoly.  The thing is I have never liked playing Monopoly.  My brother's always cheated and stole my colorful money and trick me into selling my railroads!  So I went with one of the suggestions to the photo.


I went with games!  I once worked at Sea World of San Antonio, and my job was to make the cotton candy, which by the way, I can't stand now.  Some how though every year for the past three years I volunteer, yes I said "volunteer" to make the stuff at my son's Fall Fest for his school.  Well down from my cotton candy card was the Midway.  That's were all the carnival like games were, and every once in a while someone would actually win one of those stuffed prizes!  

For my card I used the paper from October Afternoon called "Midway".   I used embellishment stickers form the coordinating sticker sheet for the little tabs off the sides and a ticket from the coordinating miscellaneous pack.  Of course there's some seam binding and a button from my stash that matched perfectly with this paper line.  I love making these bright cards.  For more inspiration please check our other designers over on the Papercraft Star blog.  I just love how each of the amazing designers have such a different take on the same challenge.  I'd love to see what you come up with!  Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Papercraft Star Challenge 162

Welcome everyone to another challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  Big thank you to all who joining us last week in our Mona Pendelton Design sponsored challenge.  There were a lot of creative and beautiful projects!  This week we have a fun inspiration photo.

Create a scene
Doors or Windows

For my card I was inspired to create my own house.  Using some chipboard window panes from Maya Road I fussy cut some patterned paper to create this little house.

For this challenge I just had fun with it.  No rules for me just me in my crafty spot with paper and glue creating.  At times I tend to over think cards, and/or paper combinations but not this time.  I used papers from My Minds Eye, Crate Paper, and a corrugated card base from Recollections.  I hope you get a chance to play along in our challenge.  Show us how you interpret the inspiration photo and be sure to check out our amazing design team on the Papercraft Star blog.  I love how each of us are different.  I look forward to stopping by to see your creativity. 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Raisin Boat Challenge 14

Hello all my blog land friends!  I hope you are all having a good week.  I recently signed up to rent stamps from a company called Raisin boat and decided to try out one of their challenges.  With this stamp company you can "rent" stamps, and use them as many times as you'd like.  When you're done send them back and get another set from your wish list.  You can find out more on their site here.  I created this card using Raisin Boat's stamp set called "Stunning Silhouettes".

I stamped the images in tuxedo black ink on a piece of dictionary paper first then sponged different colors of reds, rust, yellows and even some blues and purples.  Here in Texas we have had dome hot summers the past couple of years so when I think of summer all I can imagine are Hot Summer Days.  I typed out that sentiment on a piece of craft cardstock and punched it out using my SU oval punch.  A bit of lace and trim finishes my card.  This was a fun challenge and I look forward to participating in the next one!  Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Papercraft Challenge 161

Hello everyone. This Wednesday we have another challenge over at the Papercraft Star.  We have a great inspiration photo for you.  This week we welcome the super talented Mona Pendelton from Cupcake Creations!  Mona has generously sponsored this weeks prize and I tell you the "Timeless" stamp set and "Time Pieces" die set were so fun to work with!

Back to school

Using MPD "Timeless" stamp set from My Favorite Things Stamps, and MPD "Time Pieces" die set I created this card with the Back to School theme in mind.  

I started out with a teal cardstock base and matted some October Afternoon patterned paper from the Farm Girl collection.  I then created my own patterned paper using the "Timeless" stamp by stamping in alternating colors in black and rose red.  I then filled the open spaces with another stamp from the set in antique linen.  The gingham patterned piece is from October Afternoon's Farm Girl and "school days" tab is from Graphic 45.  

Of course I had to use one of the awesome clock faces in the MPD "Timeless" stamp set.  I just stamped it and cut it out using the coordinating die set, "Time Pieces".  I then added a simple hand cut banner and stamped the "Happy Times" sentiment from the "Timeless" set.  A huge thank you to Mona Pendelton!  It was so much fun playing with this awesome stamp set and coordinating die set!  I really hope you get a chance to play along with us this week, as you could have a chance to WIN your very own prize from MPD!!!  Please take a peek the rest of our design team to see what fabulous projects they have created to further inspire you on the Papercraft Star blog!  Looking forward to seeing what you create!  Remember you could be our next Papercraft Star!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blue inspiration

Hello everyone!  The holiday on Monday has gotten me all mixed up!  I hope you are not as mixed up as I am and get a chance to play along in our challenge this week over at the Papercraft Star.  We have an inspiration photo with lots of yummy looking blues!

For my card this week I used the colors as my inspiration.

I started out with a bashful blue cardstock and matted some Webster's Pages patterned paper, which I stitched using a zig zag stitch around it.  Because I want to use the items I purchase and not keep buying more, I used some pennant chipboard from Maya Rd, which I painted using bashful blue craft ink and matted with coordinating Webster's Pages patterned paper.  I then stamped a frame from MFT stamps in so saffron and die cut using coordinating die.  I paired the first frame with another frame stamp from MFT stamped in ballet blue.  Ballet blue has to be my favorite shade of blue!  I then cut the blue frame out using the coordinating die and popped it up with foam tape.  I just can't help myself with the seam binding and added a simple little bow and a button to the center.  So cute and easy.  I would love to see what you create.  Thank you for stopping by and be sure to take a look at what the other design team members have created to inspire you!