Thursday, March 15, 2018

Coffee and then the World

Hello and good morning.  We are back this week with another challenge over at Inspired By.

This week I was inspired to create using a new-to-me technique (color-penciling a no-line ding bat font).  I used the CG Cute Bunny Dingbat font to cut this cute bunny onto white cardstock.  The bunny began as a font that looks like the one below.

Using my colored pencils, I colored in the card stock image to create my bunny, sipping on his morning coffee, peering out, ready to take on the world.

The cute sentiment is from a clear set by Teri Anderson called Sassy Coffee....swoon!

The window is a Window Pane Silhouette Studio cut file backed with some vellum.

The cute heart on the coffee cup is one of the new releases from Honey Bee Stamps
These are so, so cute and fun!

Make sure to check out what the rest of the team created, wow!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Coffee and The Bunny

Hello.  Just a quick card using a "new to me" stamp set from Teri Anderson and Technique Tuesday.  
Sassy Coffee is such a fun set and I am loving all the stamps.  

 I created the shaker using the new Honey Bee Stamps Candy Hearts, love them!  I added one of the stamped sentiments from Sassy Coffee as a hidden sentiment behind the shaker hearts:  Half Human. Half Coffee.
The die cut is a Studio cut file from Sweet Afton, Dear Coffee, that's ALL you have to say, I purchased and LOVE it!

And I have been creating Easter decor using recycled oatmeal containers and the new Pebbles Night Night Collection.  Although it's a baby collection, the pink in this line is soft and springy and this paper 

Bunny Love

top of the lid

Hey Bunny
(oatmeal container)

I used the Hipster Easter Bunny Studio Cut by Sophie Gallo using my Silhouette Cameo

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Happy Happy Ellie

Hello and good morning.  I’m back to share a couple of cards I created this week, inspired by the newest challenge over at Inspired By this week. 
Here are my cards.

happy, happy Ellie card

I was inspired by the background (white brick wall), the three focal elements (balloons) the color scheme (green and white), the pops of white on the green mason jar (the repeated sentiment) and the angles of the jars (oval mat for sentiment).

I tried to incorporate the patterns from the straws into the balloons for additional fun.

My next card was a literal interpretation of the "party scene"

lucky me card

I was focused on brick background, color scheme and lantern banner.

party bunny card

I wanted to create a bunny on his way to a party and to give it a pop of fun, I added an Action Wobbler.  I love these and so do the recipients I've shared them with, it makes the element move when you touch it like a bobble head.  I chose to add one to the back of the entire oval so the entire "party scene" moves.

Picture from the top so you can see how the wobbler "pops" the image out to be moved and to interact with the recipient.

Please make sure to check out the challenge on the blog and what the entire team did HERE, amazing!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

one cute chick

Good morning.  Today is another new challenge over at Inspired By. In this pic I was really inspired by the monochromatic green, the curves to the hills, the openness of the hills (like a ranch or garden) the pop of yellow and brown and the wood.
Laurel sure knows how to inspire (as you all know) because each week I am inspired by so many things in the pics, I really can’t narrow it down to one thing and usually (like this week) create more than one card or project inspired by the pics….looooove that!
I had so many ideas in-mind when I saw the pic that I created all three of the cards and I still have so many more ideas and March is a busy birthday month so it will be very helpful starting point for those cards.

My first card today is the one I submitted for the team (and was super excited to try to execute because I love this time of year, springtime, chicks, bunnies, gardens and green....hope for warmer days) but not the first one I created.  I thought my first card idea would need more explaining because it’s completely inspired by the pic but not as obvious, so I thought I’d share it here on the blog.  

But first, let's take a look at the card I submitted for the post on the blog.

One Cute Chick card

Here is the inspiration pic, love.

Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the hills using the Stitched Hillside Banners
I cut the chick from Couple of Chicks.
The sentiment is One Cute Chic
The clouds were from Cloud Raining Hearts 
 The stamp frame is Stamp by Silhouette
And the paper peeking out behind the hills is Pebbles Blue Blankie and I love this gingham for Easter.  

Here's a close-up of that cute paper, love the softness of the gingham and it's nice and  I pop-dotted the clouds to layer onto the paper and over the stamp frame.

And, here's that cute chick, just love him so much!

I hope you'll pop on over to The BLOG to see what the amazing team created and to see our guest for this week, she's amazing indeed!

Bunny Stop Here pop-up card
Open it up to see the bunny pop up in the carrot garden.

This is my first card that I created inspired by the picture.  But, since it wasn't predominately green in the color scheme, the curves were created with scallops and the stitching was focused because of the inspiration piece, I thought it would need more explanation than just the post on the design blog.

I was inspired by the open hills (made me think of a garden) monochromatic color scheme (blue scallops and the garden leaves), the rounded hills made me think of scallops, the pop of yellow and orange inspired the sun and carrots, the wood (fence on the front of the card and carrot garden sign) and the stitching (front of card, sun and scallop background) so much to be inspired by!

It's a little hard to tell in the pic, but the scallops are monochromatic blues for the background and the garden is monochromatic too.

Monochromatic garden 

The stitching was also a big inspiration and starting point for these two cards so I shared a pic of the stitching that I used to give the background even more details.  

I used the following cuts from the Silhouette Design StoreScalloped Big BorderPretty SunCarrotsModern Carrotsbunnypop up cardEaster banner wordscute fence

Lastly, my card I created (with a specific recipient in-mind) was also completely inspired by the challenge pic this week. I was inspired by the green monochromatic colors, the curves inspired the coffee cart awning, wooden coffee cart inspired by the house, scripty letter sentiment were inspired by the hillside angles and tree colors and the pops of yellow on the hearts of the coffee cups.

Coffee & More Coffee card  

I used the Silhouette Design Store cuts: Coffee Cup To GoPolaroid (to create the coffee cart)
Coffee Coffee and More Coffee sentiment 

Inside of card
stamped sentiment: Sassy Coffee Stamps from Teri Anderson, could NOT love this set more and you'll be seeing cards with it in the very near future, for some upcoming stuff ;)  but I couldn't resist to use it for the inside sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to see how the pic will inspire you this week.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

hello friend

I wanted to pop in real quick to share a card I created using a sketch by Laurel Seabrook.  

Hello Friend card

Isn't this sketch awesome?  SO many cards could be created with this one sketch, love it!

card supplies:  
papers:  Pebbles Night Night, American Crafts
special papers: vellum
Tools for sentiment and cuts:  Silhouette Cameo

 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

What Does The Fox Say?

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a project I created this week, inspired by the newest Photograph challenge at InspiredBy

Make sure to hop on over to the blog because the projects from the designers are SO fun and inspiring again this week!

My project this week is a kindergarten classroom (or toddler) rhyme time game, targeting struggling readers and ELL learners. Every time I looked at the picture, the succulents “growing” was the first thing that I focused on.  So, I decided I wanted to focus on “growth” and that’s when the game came to-mind. 

This week, I was inspired by the foxy succulent, the colors (black, orange and green) and the succulent. 

What Does the Fox Say? Rhyme time game

I used the Fox from Sweet Elsie to be the focal that we would be rhyming for the game.  I cut a circle Game Title using the What does the Fox Say cut.

As I pull the rhyming pieces out of the box, the children will find the picture on their game card and “smack it” with their fox smacker, repeating the rhymes aloud as they find them….fox/clocks, fox/blocks, fox/socks etc.

 In the pic below, I am demonstrating how the game is played:
When you pull out an object from the box, the child uses their "fox swatter" to swat the socks on their game board and when they locate it, say "socks/fox" rhyme.

"rocks/fox rhyme"

"clocks/fox rhyme"

After designing the box to hold the game, I decided to create the game boards using the notepad paper from the Awesome Pencil Card project by Silhouette.  I googled pictures that rhyme with fox, printed them, adhered them to the notebook paper and then laminated each game board.

I created the rhyming pieces from various Silhouette cuts:

I then decided to create the Fox rhyme time smackers using the Fox cut.  I cut 2 fox heads from each color (black and orange), adhered the white detail pieces on the front, adhered them to a dowel and then adhered the blank fox cut to the back of the dowel.

To keep the playing cards nice for a long time to come, I laminated the cards (you can see the glossy ones behind the front two), that way, I am able to use these with my grandson and in the classroom.

Isn't this inspiration the cutest?

 I can't wait to see all the "foxy"/animal cards, layouts and projects this week! 

Thank you for stopping by to visit!


Coffee and then the World

Hello and good morning.  We are back this week with another challenge over at  Inspired By . This week I was inspired t...