February 21, 2020

An Adorable Freebie from Creatieve Papier

Looky here! Creatieve Papier has done it again, offering this adorable rubber duck gift box file absolutely free with any purchase during the month of February. Creatieve Papier is the place to go for unique 3d svgs. I snagged this adorable guy for our daughter's birthday. I used my Eclips. I used digital paper for just about all of it. 
The duck lifts up to reveal a small gift box.  
Inside I have some rubber duck bag clips.  I don't do many 3D projects, but I love how this turned out!  Check out Creatieve Papiers website for more fun 3D projects - and remember, this rubber duck is free with any purchase made in February. 

February 20, 2020

Power Poppy's Creative Confetti and Rainbow Skies

Happy Thursday! This week at Power Poppy, Creative Confetti's challenge is to "Frame It Up." There's a lot of ways you can frame an image. My card is inspired by Cheryl Peterie's submission to the Heartfelt Creations' Design Team. I liked how she "framed" her focus point with flowers. Back in the day, I was all about Heartfelt Creations and dimensional flowers - I recently gave away all my Heartfelt stamps to go 100% digital. But I did keep my few dies - so here using their daisies cut from Rainbow Skies (We Are 3) to frame my image. 
The papers aren't photographing well with their pale colors, my pale background, and my unfortunate lighting.  My image is one I colored years ago, but never used on a card - Dog Days of Summer (Karleigh Sue)....I'm still proud of my washtub - but I've come a long way on coloring hair!  LOL!  I still used the image, though, as it's perfect for my friend's birthday next week.

I used Layered Doily 16 from Monica's Creative Room for the top - is that cool or what?  The front sentiment is from We Are 3's Birthday Wishes - Not sure, but I think the inside sentiment is computer generated.  Be sure to stop by Creative Confetti to see the creative entries for this challenge.  Also be sure to stop by We Are 3 for the fabulous new Rainbow Skies collection.

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February 16, 2020

Mini Daisy Treat Bag for Eclips Users

Just look at how well that plaid fits this treat bag. For the Sizzix Eclips challenge, we were to use the Clip Path function - which I had managed to avoid up 'til now.  The plaid paper is from K Becca's Halloween Sample Kit, the flourish design is Festival from Shabby Princess. Using Clip Path, I was able to center the plaid and flourish designs. The treat bag is the free Mini Daisy Treat Bag from Dreaming Tree. I was so excited about learning the Clip Path function, I kind of ignored other parts of the bag file (daisy and flap outline). Since I wanted to see the centered flourish, I didn't add the flower - instead I used a metal brad from my stash. 

February 15, 2020

Paper Ala Mode - Happiness Is...

The Paper Ala Mode Challenge calls for cards that define Happiness. I used We Are 3's Happiness Is for my image. Then I added a sentiment from the Hugs set - what can make you happier than a warm hug? The image is attached to the card with photo corners from my stash. I added a small blue tag. The patterned paper is from the Miss Daisy collection. I used the same pattern for everything - the background, the background behind the image, and the girl's dress, with just a touch of a different pattern for her petticoat. I love, love, love the Miss Daisy collection. You should try it - you'll like it!

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February 14, 2020

Rainbow Hugs - Sunshine Kisses Card

This is my first Easter card this year. As you can see, I used Rainbow Skies - I think it is soooo pretty. I did a little paper piecing by using one of the patterns for the Easter egg. I also used a sentiment from the Rainbow Wishes set.

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February 13, 2020

Stick it Down and We Are 3

This month at Stick it Down, the single-page sketch is beautiful and fun to work with. I'm a abig fan of layout sketches, so this is always a fun challenge for me. I love to combine digital and traditional scrapbooking with papers from We Are 3. Digital scrapbooking saves time - especially with large titles as seen on this layout. I chose to flip the sketch horizontally. 
The patterned papers are from the Little Star collection at We Are 3.  The letters in YOU are Grid Alphabet from Free Scrapbooking....recolored turquoise to match the papers.

Be sure to stop by Stick It Down and check out how everyone used the sketch, and stop by We Are 3 to browse delightful work from the Design Team.  
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February 11, 2020

The Outlawz Color Challenge

I wanted a clean and simple card, and found a sample in Pinterest with a gorgeous flower made with scalloped circles. I used paper from Burlap Beach for the flower. I also put a sentiment from the Anniversary set inside a scallop circle. The background paper is from the Snowmen collection.
The sentiment and flower are both popped up for dimension.  All it needed (for the color challenge) is a little pink flower and red flower center.  You'll be amazed at the variety of cards participants make for this week's challenge.  Be sure to check them out here.  We'd love for you to play along.
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February 10, 2020

Freebie Progressive Challenge - Featured Stamper Challenge

Notice that I got smart today and combined two of my favorite challenges - using the freebie My Best Friend from All Dressed Up. I looked at the papers in my stash and came across these papers from We Are 3 - Rainbow Gingham and Howdy Autumn. Funny because when I color images, I usually color without any papers in mind - so these mustard papers just happen to be perfect for my colored image. Both the image and the papers are digital. Then I added a couple beads. Not creative or elaborate as other entries in these challenges, but I love the way it turned out.

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February 8, 2020

We Are 3 Birthday Release

Wow, this Corner Flip Fold card was a bit more complicated that I expected. I learned how with a template - easy peasy. Then our challenge was to play around with different sizes. After several tries - I stuck my template. LOL! I was determined to get it right, though! And I'm really happy with the results.
The paper and rose are from We Are 3 - Happy Birthday and Rose Bud.  The inside is also decorated with paper from the Happy Birthday collection.  I just feel the whole thing has a soothing feel - I like it.
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February 4, 2020

Hittin' the Trails

Hi All! Oh, I sure did enjoy when the fabulous wild horses would roam through our community. The lattice work is Lattice Pennant from My Scrap Chick, and the patterned paper behind the title is Look Up from We Are 3.
The little butterflies are from Martha Stewart.  
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February 3, 2020

Eclips Users - Box Card

Here's my take on the Box Card Challenge at Eclips Users Group. 

I used Fairy Tales papers from We Are 3 for the card base - all the embellies came from my stash.
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies.
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My Valentine for Hubby

This card is inspired by the lovely Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers. While visiting JJ's gallery, I came across an entry into the Free-for-All Challenge and thought "what a fun, SIMPLE card!" So within minutes I had a Valentine's Day card for my hubby made with scraps from the Romantic Hearts collection. The music is our wedding song.
Quite a mish-mash of stuff, but I kinda like it.  Finally, I embellished with a couple sequins.
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February 2, 2020

We Are 3's Romantic Hearts Collection

Next week we'll be celebrating Groundhog Day. Each year, a friend of many (many, many) years and I reconnect with a card and a phone call. However, i struggle each year with my card because there just aren't many good groundhog images floating around. So this year, I've started a new tradition. We also have a long-standing joke about flamingos - and you know how many fun flamingo images and papers there are! So from now on, we will be celebrating Groundhog Day with flamingos.
The beautiful border comes from the new Romantic Hearts from We Are 3.  Stop by We Are 3's Facebook page to see how other designers are using Romantic Hearts.
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February 1, 2020

Paper Ala Mode Valentine Challenge

Time for Valentine's Day cards. We Are 3 has papers and printables perfect for the occasion. Printables are a quick way to embellish a card - I fell in love with this cute couple called Just a Kiss. The papers and background heart are from the Hearts in Love collection, and I used scalloped hearts from the Silhouette Valentines set.  All of these are available at the We Are 3 Etsy shop.
I used a heart border sticker for the bottom.  This makes a cute Valentine or Anniversary card or, perhaps, a Wedding card.  This card was designed for the Paper Ala Mode Challenge at The Outlawz - Valentines.
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January 31, 2020

We Are 3 and Romantic Hearts Collection

This gift card holder is made using papers from the new Romantic Hearts collection from We Are 3. There are gorgeous examples of Valentine's Day cards at We Are 3's Facebook page - so be sure to check out their lovely work.
I was inspired by a gift card made by Chris Slogar - you can find her tutorial on her blog, Buckeye Inklings.  
I used a border punch to hold the actual gift card.  Of course, I added a few gems and a bird for embellishments.  Why not check out Chris' tutorial and make one yourself.

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January 28, 2020

We Are 3 Dragonflies in Flight

It's a simple layout (one of my faves to make) using Dragonflies in Flight from We Are 3 for the papers. 
The cute banner was made with scalloped circles folded in half.  The ric-rac border was in my stash from several years ago.  Go have a look see at lovely projects from the We Are 3 Design Team here.
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January 25, 2020

Romantic Hearts - New Release

My card today is Pinterest inspired. The papers are from the new Romantic Hearts collection. Quick and easy card to make.
The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.  This was so easy to do - I'll be making more for sure.  
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