Thursday, April 21, 2011

Karianne's Creations

The following creations were actually made by my daughter Karianne who is 3...   She made these for her Grandma and Great Grandma... The first is a layout... she picked the picture from a pile and because it was a Halloween picture I pulled out a Halloween kit... that is why everything coordinates... otherwise if I gave her free reign of the art room it would look like crazy.  

She picked the paper first of course it was the one with a scene... then she wanted to paint blue so I gave her the turquiose paint but told her that she couldnt paint over the tree or the monsters.... after the blue paint she wanted the colors of the owl she said so she got purple and black... After the paint we put the picture down and then added the flower stickers... she is really into grouping so that works great for scrapping... then she wanted the pumpkin sticker which had to sit next to the pumpkins in the picture... the jewels were next... they came in a strip but I thought we would cut them and let her place them randomly but no she said she wanted them to stay in a strip and they had to be by Pappa... then she added the buttons... I of course pulled out the letters to make the title but she placed them and then she wanted a bow so I tied her a bow  and she placed that too... She then asked for flowers from Mommy's purse... after a lot of confusion I figured out that she wanted the paper flowers that I keep in an organza bag... I picked the flowers and she picked out the color brads she wanted... I put the flowers together and she placed them around the layout.... told her I needed a sticker to write on so she picked out a journal sticker and some candy corn and added them too...  Anyhow to say the least I am very proud and think it looks great.... it just shows you how kits help so much!!!!!

The second project is a card... She picked the digital stamped and colored it... this time she had full rein in the art room so she picked paper, sequins, flower and ribbon she liked.  We glued it all together with her placing things where she wanted them...  We are going to enter her projects in the competition at Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Kona Kid Krafters...

Cookin Up Creations Challenge 6

Here is my last entry into the Cookin up Creations Crop Chef Challenge....I used gesso and moulding paste on the background to give it texture and to make it look old.... also I painted the dog's paw and stamped it onto the canvas tag....
- punch out- I punched out the circles to make the pluto banner 
- striped patterned paper- 2 pieces one behind the banner and one next to the picture
- layered embellishment- made from fabric yarn button and chipboard bone

Special Ingredient: 
- Use Fabric on your creation- canvas tag, embellishments and trim

- Tear at least one edge of a photo pr paper- paper sacks are torn as well as the striped paper strips

Here is a close up where you can see the background a little better...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cool Blog

I found a really cool blog... it is in Russian but it can be translated (that is how I read it).  Anyhow it is a blog with a DT that is made up of all men... okay so I wondered how that would be for so long.... it is really cool sooo you should check it out.... the blog is called Scrapbooking by Men.  The guys are really really good at scrapping... My husband could never create like that...   They also have a candy right now here is the link for that.... just click here to enter.  Like I said before unless you read Russian you will need to translate the page.... Here is their prize

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Challenge 5

Hi everyone... I hope you have all joined the giveaway... you have until the end of the month to enter... just click on the picture on the sidebar under the verse of the day...

Here is my submission for the 5th Challenge for Cookin Up Creations Crop Chef competition...this challenge kicked my butt a little.... I dont know why... I think I wanted to go crazy and do something fun with metal mesh (which if you havent worked with it... it is a pain) and just couldnt wrap my head around it. Actually this is the second layout for this challenge... the first one I decided to just use for the blue plate special at Cookin Up Creations... I will post that one second....

Here is what we had to use...clear tile or button- I have two clear buttons... one on the envelope next to the bird and the other next to the chalk
rub ons- Artist (title)
ink or digital stamped image- The bird is stamped and then colored in
scalloped edge- White with black polka dot

mesh - ruffle under the scallop border....You cant tell in the pic but I actually painted the mesh pink... no matter how I photographed it... no luck with getting the color to come out....

stamp a date-stamped on the envelope
paint a border- I painted the white cardstock with black paint and then had my daughter draw with the chalk

Here is the other layout....

Design Dollies Sketch Challenge

Come join us in the Dollhouse this week at Design Dollies!!!!
We have an awesome sketch for you.... head on over we would love to see what you can do with it....
Here is my example....

I made this kit using the April Kit from Artful Delight...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Challenge 4

I want to remind everyone about the giveaway.... just click on the picture on the sidebar and enter... you have until the end of the month... 

On with the layout that I made for the Cookin Up Creations Crop Chef competition...First here is my background that I made.... (just a side note... the papers and many of the embellishments are from the Feb. Kit over at Artful Delight... April's kit is really great too so check it out...)
Here is what I did...I painted it with gold paint when that dried I painted it with crackle medium and when that dried I painted it with white paint. I then put strips of masking tape on.... I used gold perfect pearls with a little water and painted the shimmer over the masking tape... I took 2 pieces of pattern paper stuck it to the paper w/ claudine hellmucht studio multi-medium when that dried I sprayed the back of the pp with water and started rubbing it away leaving a transfer of the pp.

My finished product...

A doily- Gold and found at a flea market
Hand cut lettering- hand drew and cut the word "those"
Black and white photo- My daughter when she was 2 months old

Special ingredient:
Masking or painters tape- used in making the background

Journal around the edge of the photo- Says "You have such beautiful eyes... it's not just Pappa and I that think it... we are stopped by people all the time that just have to tell how beautiful your eyes are..."

And finally, for a BONUS:
Make a mixed font title- Used October Afternoon Alphas, handcut and thickers (that I painted gold)...

Monday, April 11, 2011

My submission for Cookin Up Creations Challenge # 3

Here is mine and unfortunately it has been horribly stormy weather here for the last few days... I have taken pictures every day by opening the backdoor and trying to take the picture... This is the best I could do but of course the colors are bit muted because of the lack of sun... I so badly wanted to get a good picture.... :eek: My favorite part is the handmade balloon it was so much fun to sew and make!!!!
Here were our ingredients that we had to use

crown= fabric brad next to word sticker
birthday photos=Karianne's 2nd Birthday
metal= the soda top and the hat pins
dotted paper= The paper under the picture has dots on it
yarn= tied around the hat pin
antique look- dyed tags, vintage bingo piece, doily and lots of lots of inking
stamp a background= used bubble wrap to stamp paint on behind the photos
bonus= sticker- brilliant oval

Dollies Challenge... Use buttons

The challenge this week at Design Dollies is to use buttons at least 7... come join us in the dollhouse by clicking here We would love to have you play along

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Challenge 2

Here is the layout I did for Challenge 2 of the Crop Chef competion at Cookin Up Creations... you can still join in if you would like. So far it has been a lot of fun... Here is what I had to use in the layout...
Your ingredients -- remember , you must use EACH one:
a clock or clock face
a border
And this special ingredient:
Book pages
And you must use this technique:
ink the edges of at least TWO of your papers

And here's a BONUS challenge: If you dangle something somewhere in your layout, I will give you an EXTRA POINT!

The layout shows pictures of my daughter from birth to her 3rd birthday.....

lace- two pieces of small lace 
a clock or clock face- whole layout is a clock
a border- small orange punched border under the lace
Book pages- I used 99 cent store chipboard letters and adhered a dictionary page to them and then sanded and inked the edges
ink the edges of at least TWO of your papers- inked all the papers....
Dangle- Dangled a little shoe charm next to one of the pictures

Just Because Giveaway.....

I havent been doing the Trade it Thursdays since before Christmas and things are starting to stock pile soooo I decided that I would do a giveaway... then when the giveaway is finished I will start back up with monthly trades... So what do you have to do to win....
1. Be a follower
2. Post the Trade it Thursday Badge or a pic of the prize on your blog
3. Leave your name in Mr. Linky by April 30th Midnight PST

I will pick a winner on May 1st...Anyone from anywhere can enter!!!! Thanks and happy crafting!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

XOXO challenge

Here is my DT layout for XOXO... I made it for my sister in law... I gave it to her and then forgot to take pics before I did... duh!  I think it is beautiful and I love it.  Megan took the pics for me and didnt quite understand how to do it... but none the less it looks okay.  Next time I am back in Cali I will take pics of it!  Have a great day!  Oh and dont forget to stop by XOXO and scraplift one of the DT layouts.... you can win a fabby prize...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Design Dollies

This weeks challenge over at Design Dollies is to use orange, lime green, royal blue and white....Here is my example... if you would like to join in click here....
I am not happy with the title... I dont like the black letters because they look too harsh but I dont know what I would use instead so for now this is the way it will stay.  It was just a quick and basic... which is okay.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Challenge 1

I posted below that I was going to do the contest over at Cookin up Creations and here is my first layout for Challenge #1... The criteria was...
Your ingredients -- remember , you must use EACH one:
a heart
FOUR or more DIFFERENT alphas in your title

And this special ingredient:

And you must use these techniques:
make a photo strip

Have a great day... if you would like to join in the contest to be the next Crop Chef... just follow the link here...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sweet Peach Crop Anniversary Challenge #1

Sweet Peach Crop Shop is having a celebration honoring their one year anniversary that will last all month long... there are tons of prizes... just stop by the blog to get all the info and join in....
Here is my layout for the the first challenge...using three ribbons... I hope lace counts as ribbon!
I used a real apple to stamp on the layout....

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun competition!!!!!

I wanted to share a competition with you that I will be playing along with... here it is and you can still join up if you want to play along,  Just head over to Cookin up Creations....

Here you go.....

I thought I would share with you all the projects I created with the March Kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop.... IF you havent visited the store yet... you are missing out... Corrie has some amazing kits. The April Kit is already up and ready to be purchased so dont miss out... there are three kits this month and they are to die for.... First here are the projects I did using the March kits... 

The first LO is one I created using this months sketch at SPCS... you can still enter the Sketch challenge... just click here..... The morning of the day that I made the layout I found an old Mickey Mouse comic at the flea market.  I tore out pages and layered them to make the background....

This one is titled Blueberry Bliss and the pictures were taken last year when we picked wild blueberries in the forest by our house

The next layout is my favorite and very special because it is a pic of my Great  Grandma... I printed the picture on canvas and then used a tea bag to make it look more worn... I also used the tea bag to make the blotches on the white background... she actually crocheted the lace that is used...

Here is a card and gift bag combo... The bag is made from the paper sack that the kits arrive in...

The kit contains beautiful rooster feathers... that I used to make this hair accessory... It is kinda fancy but I love it!

This layout I again used the rooster feathers.  I also used an old doily that I had gotten at a garage sale.... I love using non-traditional scrap items

I made each of the flowers out of the bloomers from the juicy kit and patterned paper.... I sewed each of the layers to give a cohesive look...

This is a picture of my wearing a traditional Norwegian dress on the 17th of May which is Norway's national day.... I turned the chipboard from 27 to 17 by adding a sticker over the 2... I had fun making all the banners!

Hope you like everything and have a great day... Don't forget to check out Sweet Peach Crop Shop and let Corrie know that I sent you!