Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thankful for You

Today I am combining the latest SugarPea Designs Challenge #10 (the theme is "Give Thanks" with a little sketchy inspiration from the Retro Sketches #137.  

My card features the SugarPea Designs Bountiful Blessings stamp set.  
I just love this sweet little scrarecrow!  

I stamped the MFT Woodgrain Background stamp ink onto kraft card stock.  I used painter's tape to tape off the area so that I could stamp only in the space in which I wanted to stamp.   I use dthe new MFT Die-Namics rectangle STAX for the image panel and die cut the image itself using teh MFT Die-namics Circle STAX.  

I colored my image with copics and used a white gel pen to add the freckles to her cheeks. 

We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD10 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs blog


I you would like to make Bountiful Blessings your own, you can find it HERE!


Here's the Retro Sketches #137 sketch:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elf Shaker

When I was doing a little shopping over at Simon Says Stamp, I came across this adorable "Elf Shaker" stamp set by Art Impressions.   An action wobble is included with the stamp set!  How fun is that!  

I created a little video to show you how I used my tools from Perfect Paper Crafting to create this card.  Specifically, the Perfect Tears, the Perfect Layers Mini, and the Perfect Mat.  

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if you decide to make any of the Perfect Paper Crafting tools your own! 

Here is a close up the snow I added using Aleene's True Snow and a bit of glitter. 

Here is the finished card.  I paper pieced the present with some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Bundles Up 6x6 paper pad.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

DIY Fall Decor

I had the day off from work yesterday so I spent it creating some fall home decor and I had to share!

 I found this cute pumpkin basket at AC Moore and I cut off the handle.  I cut a 4" styrofoam ball at the base so it would lay flat in the basket.   All of the floral bunches were 60% off at AC yesterday!  Love me a good deal!   I used my wire clippers to cut the individual flowers from the bunch and then I arranged them as I liked by securing the stems into the styrofoam ball.  Made this in 15 minutes,  SO easy and so pretty!   It's now the centerpiece on my kitchen table.

Fot this next one, I found a glass pumpkin candy dish for $5.   I removed the lid and then spray painted the dish with Krylon Glistening Gold Glitter Spray Paint.  It gives amazing covering!  The glitter stays put!  Impressive!  I one again put a styrofoam ball in the pumpkin that I could then arrange the flowers to my liking.  

For this wreath, I started with a 14" natural grapevine wreath.  I chose 2 floral bunches and then used my wire clippers to clip off all of the blooms.   I played the flowers where I wanted them and then used my glue gun to secure them,   I created a bow with some wired gold ribbon and wired it onto the wreath.  

Now I can't wait to start making winter projects.............though I CAN wait for winter,  Ugh,