Archive for May, 2010

Fast Lane

Time for a Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge.  This week, #81 is Ferris Bueller’s Day off.

I was playing around with the Cosmo Cricket Get Happy Paper Pack again & some fun in photoshop.  I also tried the imagininsce brad maker, but messed up a bit, but have some grace, it was my first try.

The type is called “Coolvetica” & it was just done up quick in CS3.  Just having some fun with fonts & colours & a line from the movie.

Oh Happy Day

This Digi Stamp is from Paper Craft Planet’s Sketch sponsor, Karens Doodles.

You could win one of these digi stamps by entering a father’s day card with this week’s sketch challenge & tag it with sk052910 over at Paper Craft Planet!

Image: It’s your day
Paper: Watercolour Paper, White CS, 8×8 dpp Cosmo Cricket “Get Happy.
Ink: Copic Markers.
Acc: SU Circle Punch & Dimensionals

Origami for Dad

This weeks PaperCraft Planet’s 3D challenge, from Adela, 3D63 is this cute Shirt & Tie Gift Bag!

Paper Craft Planet 3D63 Challenge!

Father’s Day Origami Gift Bag

The easy to follow origami steps for this bag are from Origami Club.

Don’t forget to check out other fun interpretations of this shirt gift bag over at Paper Craft Planet’s 3D63 album!

Lots of Colours

Time for a Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration, Reader’s Choice 2.  The photo was supplied from Kristie.

Here’s my go with these 6 colours …

8×8 Deisgner Paper Pad from Cosmo Cricket “Hello Sunshine” & “Get Happy”, DCWV Christmas Pack Paper.

Morning Coat Tag

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #80, Becoming Jane.

I wasn’t sure what to make for this challenge, but I ended up with a wine tag.  Lots of impromptu parties this time of year & always good to have on hand.

Could you tell what it was??? It’s a Tuxedo Morning Coat (is that what you call it?), a period piece guy’s coat.

The ribbon is just gathered with a straight stitch.  Easy Peasy.

Here’s what I drew, which I actually roughly traced from a photo of Colin Firth from Pride & Prejudice.  Here’s my sketch:

Garden Spoons

I saw this really cute TUTORIAL for a garden labels over at Shrimp Salad Circus.  This is a bit of a twist on this clever idea.  The day I saw this project, I knew I had to try it.

I had most of the needed tools.  The Making Memories Stamp Die, that I’ve had for years, the mallet from the camping box, permanent marker, spoon (one of my mismached, from my drawer).

The only thing I did differently was, instead of marking directly on the spoon (attempted & didn’t work so well for me, because I didn’t use a soft silver spoon, I used the regular stainless steel spoons), I stamped on a thinner, more pliable & easy to work with piece of tin.

I drilled a hole through the spoon in order to put the brad through.

I was able to use the mallet to flatten the spoon, no problem.  Great tension release, that pounding with the hammer.

When I tried to use the dies, I think the spoon was a little heavy & didn’t take the impression of the metal die very well.  You can see my attempts at using the metal die embosser on the spoon.  Anyways, that’s when I tried to see if I could drill a hole for a brad.

I think I’ll pop by to Sally Ann or another used store for some inexpensive spoons to hammer out.  I have a bunch of herb planters.



Recital Time

This is for Shimelle Laine’s Digi Challenge: Big Photos, over at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Any fun excuse to get another page in the album!

It’s a busy time of year for Emma.  Lots of Rehearsals & Recitals.  She loves everything about it, dress rehearsals, costumes, huge stage curtains & the excitement.  This is her 7th year in Ballet & 3rd year in Tap.   It seemed like yesterday it was her first … oh my stop me before I break into a Cat Stevens song. lol

Used kits from:

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This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #79, is New Moon.  I haven’t seen this movie so the card was a bit hard for me to make.  I did google it & found this image, which I took a spin on.  I’m not sure if that is from the book or a movie poster.

Not sure how I feel about the card, but it was fun to play around in illustrator & some silvery Tsukineko Dew Drop Inks for the moon, as well as Tim Holtz Crackle Paint & Stampin’ Up Shimmer Paint.

Tool Bench

This week’s 3D challenge from Paper Craft Planet was from Sankari.  Her 3D62 was to create a Name Card Holder.

I just sorta winged it with the design, but I would say the “peg board” is 4″ tall by 3 3/4″ wide, punched with a paper piercer. The table itself, is also 4″x3 3/4″ wide, & it’s scored with a 1″ fold on each, so scored at 1″ & 3″.

I wish I knew how to pass on the svg files, but I can show you the outlines I traced.  Anyhow, trace ‘em & convert to an svg or just print em out & cut.  Someday I will figure out how to upload an svg for folks to down load, but for now there is laundry, gardening, kids, crafting, laundry …

Ooh La La!

There is my go at the Reader’s Choice Colour Inspiration Challenge!  Which one?  Well, Kristina Werner had a fun {2} part Colour Inspiration Challenge.  Part {1} was to submit your own photos & then the votes then led to part {2} of the challenge … the Colour Inspiration!

I’m hoping there’s enough light gray in the mirror copic colouring.

Here was the inspiration photo, taken by Be Creative with Amy.  Good name for a blog :D , btw