Thursday, October 27, 2011

Country Cottage Mice

Country Cottage Creations in Paradise, PA, was my Home Store during the Buggies & Buds Shop Hop.  This year, they gave out an adorable 8x8 scrapbook kit with a number of mice images.  I colored one of the images with Copics and added some color-coordinating card stock and turned the scrapbook kit into a card.  I think I have enough DP left over to make another card with one of the other mice images provided.

Update:  I'm adding the second card I made.

And another update.  I'm out of mice images now :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Live, Love, Bark!

A friend broke her foot, so I wanted to make her a card.  I had made this card, but didn't know what to use it for.  So, since my friend also has Westies, I made it a Get Well card for her!

I think she'll like it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

L & L Bear

I made this card out of the 8x8 scrapbook page kit I received from L&L Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking in Ephrata, PA, during the Buggies & Buds Shop Hop 2011.  I added the bling, black card base and ribbon.  Everything else was in the kit - including the stamped image, which I colored with Copics.

I have a few more kits I need to turn into cards.  Hopefully, I'll get to those sooner than later!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Love Life!

I had a terrific time at this year's Buggies & Buds Shop Hop.    Last year we did ALL of the shops, this year, we decided to only do 6 - and add more sightseeing into the trip.

This year's take-n-makes and/or make-n-takes were mostly 8x8 scrapbook layouts as each hop registrant received an 8x8 album and each shop was supposed to provide a page kit.  However, some shops offered a choice of an album page or a card kit.  As a cardmaker, I chose the card when possible (and will make cards out of the album page kits).  This is the card from "From the Heart" in Paradise, PA.  Isn't it cute?  Now just need to find a gift card to slide into the little envelope and a reason to send it to someone!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Be Merry

September 24th was the Maryland City Shoe Box Swap.  The theme was Christmas or Winter.

This is the card I made (of course I cased the idea from elsewhere).

I am also using this design for the Splitcoaststampers "Non-traditional Christmas/Holiday cards swap." The challenge is to not use use red or green as the main color.  No problem!

Since I had to do directions for the shoe box swap, I've included them below in case you'd like to have them.  Of course, you can use whatever colors you'd like!

1.      Create a 5 ½ x 4 ¼ card base using Brocade Blue card stock.

2.      Using 1 x 3 ¾ Old Olive card stock, punch with Scallop Edge Border and adhere to 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ Night of Navy card stock; cover seam with white ribbon; and adhere to front of card base.

3.      Using 4 coordinating designer papers, punch a 1 ½ and 1 ¼ square of each paper.

4.      Corner round punch opposite corners of each square.

5.      Adhere larger squares on card front.

6.      Pop smaller squares, aligning inside corners.

7.      Add self-adhesive rhinestone in center.

8.      Stamp sentiment (SU! Warm Words) on bottom of card front in Night of Navy ink.