Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Whimsy

Happy Spring/Easter
I'm sharing my creation with you today.  It was a lot of work, but it was worth it.
I used a variety of cut files on my Silhouette. In fact, I only used my Big Shot for a couple of things, like the bunnies pulling the carriage and the tulips decorating the top of the egg. It was the little project that grew into an entire Easter fantasyland.
SVGCuts kits used: Enchanted Autumn
                              Cotton Tail Village
                              Flitting Fairies
Silhouette Studio files used: Seamless Mushroom Border here
                                          Mushrooms Sketch
                                          Happy Easter
                                          Floral Leaves Rabbit Decoration
                                          3D Daffodil
                                          3D Picket Fence

These 3D mushrooms are just the cutest thing. I want to make a whole garden patch of them  HAHAHA

Thanks for checking out my project. See you next time...

Monday, 9 March 2015

CC3 Challenge Folio

Hello and thanks for stopping by, I was really happy to see the current challenge over at Linda Ledbetter's blog CC3 Challenge #23 using the Tim Holtz folio.  This particular project has been a work in progress for a couple months now. I wanted to create a memory book for our trip to New York City and the 12 day cruise we took from there to the southern Caribbean. I divided the folio into 2 parts. The left side is all New York and the right side is the cruise pictures.

This time around, the challenge is sponsored by Inspiration Emporium. You can check out the online store here.

Lots of picture so get ready...
Paper stash is Prima Seashore collection and Bazzill cardstock.
I have used various Silhouette cut files for the cover as well as that fabulous compass stamp from Tattered Angels. I used Broken China Distress Paint for the folio.

The back panel has Vintage Photo Distress ink sponged over the top.

A big shout out to Kathy Orta from Paper Phenomenon. She inspired me to really get creative with the folio. I purchased her Foto Folios 2 kit back in December. It's awesome, thanks Kathy for doing what you do so well...
Very old Letraset rub ons and a stencil created my titles.

Clear pocket to store my extras
I created extra photo collages to tuck in the pocket.
Here is the right side of folio (still working on this side)
Sometimes you just have crap photos. Google images saved the day!
I have numbered the flip book for each day of the cruise. I still have room in the back there to add more photo layouts.
Thanks for taking a look at my folio. I really had a lot of fun making it...
my Deep Red  Statue of Liberty stamp I got at "the Ink Pad" (West Village).

Friday, 6 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day Green Beer Mug

Mmmm green beer...

Hey everyone, bottoms up!  I made a really fun home decor item for our annual "paint the town green" event we go to every March 17th. One of the sweet man's coworkers always arranges a St. Patrick's day celebration at the local pub downtown. It usually starts at 11:00 when the bar opens, and goes all day long.  We drink lots of green beer and Guiness. Good times.
This project took the most time to create, I had to modify the "3D Hot Cocoa/Coffee Mug" by Lori Whitlock quite a bit. I made it really tall, and altered the panels to look more like a beer mug.
Next I stamped on the base of the mug with a great background stamp from Tim Holtz. I used the new color "Cracked Pistachio" and some "Squeezed Lemonade"  to give the look of green beer.
I added  frosted film over the whole base as well.
The panels were embossed 2 times each with UTEE

for the other decorations, I used the "3D Leprechaun Hat" from Jennifer Wambach
I cut it out on white paper, so I hand colored everything to make it a bright vibrant green.
The Irish crown was the "Happy St. Patrick's day Borders Set" from Studio Illustrado
I put some foam core in the top of the mug and added some texture paste (beer foam). That actually worked out well, because it acted like "glue" to keep the hat and crown from moving around.
A little more embellishment completed the overall project.
Thanks for checking out all of my St. Patrick's Day projects. If you live in Edmonton, you can come check them out at Urban Scrapbook.  see you soon...

Thursday, 5 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day treat boxes

Hi everyone:
Here's a couple of cute little treat boxes I made for St. Patrick's Day.

This first one was modified quite a bit.  it's the "Shamrock medium 3D Block Stick Decor" from Snapdragon Snippets.  I just wanted the shamrock so I cut out the top using an oval die before I glued it on to the sides.
The paper is from Bo Bunny.
This one turned out really cute.
Another Snapdragon Snippets file "Pot 'O Gold Box"
and the "Background Shamrocks"
I then cut many many circles out of gold cardstock and glued them together so they were shiny on both sides. I had an OLD stamp in my stash (4 sided celtic shapes from Judikins), so I stamped the coins with potting soil archival ink.
The little swirlies were left over from  the above paper cut out.
Now all I have to do is find some gold covered chocolates to fill them up!
Thanks for taking a peek, see you next time...
just a quick edit here...
I found some gold covered treats and took a quick pic to show
you what they look like filled with goodies. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day Box Card

Box cards are still a fun project to make. They fold flat for giving and look great on display.  I created this one with a few cut files on my Silhouette.

Again, the Authentique paper line was my choice. I cut the box using the "a2 Box Card-Nautical" by Lori Whitlock (modified of course - nothing nautical about this project haha) I added some shamrocks to the panels as well  "5 clover shamrock set"
Can you see the foam on the beer mug? Puffy paint!
the inside was a combination of a few elements... "nested St. Patrick's day numbers 1-10"
                                                                          "St. Patrick's day borders set"
and "March" was created by me, using a font in Silhouette Studio. I have no recollection of which one(sigh)
The best part was saving the strip of paper you cut off your 12x12 sheet.  Authentique always includes a lovely quote on their end strip - don't throw those away! that's a great bonus item.
Thanks for checking out my post, I will see you soon with another project. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day card

Hi everyone,
Here's the second card I made for St. Patrick's Day.
This one was super simple. The main circle element was a cut file from Echo Park "Happy St. Patrick's Day"
I used the "Background Shamrocks" again, and the Authentique paper line.
A little gold embossing powder finished off the background

Monday, 2 March 2015

I'm So Lucky

Hi everyone!

Here is the first card I want to share with you.
  I started with a silhouette cut file "umbrella kiss" from Studio Illustrato a used black UTEE to create a thick glossy coat.
  Next, I stamped my new Finnabair background stamp in green on a plain white card stock and added a little shading around the edges with the same mowed lawn distress ink.
  The patterned paper is from Authentique.
  The bottom embellishment is another silhouette file: "Background Shamrocks" by Snapdragon Snippets.
It got the UTEE treatment as well but I sprinkled some shabby green embossing powder on it as well. A few more shamrock cut outs completed the card.
I am posting this one on Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog: "just a hint of clover

Thanks for looking today, see you soon.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day Projects

Well top 'o the mornin' to yeh. Let's ring in March with some St. Patty's day projects, shall we? I've been busy with my Silhouette again. 
Here's a peek at the things I've created...

Keep checking back, I will detail each item this week. 

Urban Scrapbook March Challenge

Hello again and welcome to Urban Scrapbook's March challenge kit! This month features beautiful paper from "Authentique Classique Beauty"

For this layout, I chose a picture of myself that matched the yellow tones in the paper.
I used papers 4,6 and 12 from the kit.
Extra ingredients included Tim Holtz' frameworks Honeycomb die
                                          Prima Stencil 575915
                                          Memory Box Rivera Corner die
            which I had in my stash already.

The bees got a special black UTEE treatment and a little bit of gold + crystal EP

As did the honeycomb die cuts

I finished it off with some yellow and gold  Stickles.

All the other bits a bobs are in this months kit. Now pass me a glass of wine...cheers to beautiful smiles.