Friday, April 27, 2012

A photo and a recipe

Okay, so you're probably getting tired of me saying that I love to combine challenges.  Oh well, I do!!!!  It saves me sooooo much time.  This time, I once again combined the weekly challenge from Crop Chocolate and the bi-weekly one from The Paper Girls Challenge Blog

The one from CC this week was to create a project that followed a short recipe:  spring themed, 3 folds, and 2 different paper lines (these can be from the same company though).  Hmmmm....does the fold for the card count?????

The challenge from The Paper Girls was to use the following photo as inspiration.  Amber (one of the Paper Girls) found it on Pinterest and it's from Martha Stewart.  Now normally I don't like MS, but I kind of like what she did here with the grid on the wall.  It is also very springy with all the yellow.

So I decided to make a card, and to use the grid on it.  I also added some yellow ribbon to it to get the color and "fabric" feel to it.  Also, something about the pillow make me think rosette (there's one fold).

I also knew one of the paper lines I wanted to use - EP Springtime.  It's kind of my go to line right now for cards, and I have some small scrap pieces that will lend to the grid.  Now I just had to come up with a design and how to incorporate the rest of the folds.

Well, last night (yes nothing like the last minute) while I was watching my DS at soccer practice, I was looking through the SU catalog and reviewing the retired list.  In there they always have some awesome card ideas.  Well, something struck me with one of them, and made me think of flaps on the front of the card.  So I sketched my idea, and then whipped up the card this morning in an hour.  So without further adoo, here's the finished product - nothing really fancy, but I think it's cute and elegant in a way.

So I used:
spring like paper, and the rosette kind of looks like a flower
2 different paper lines:  EP 6x6 Springtime and EP 12x12 Life is Good (these are both from CC).
3 folds: rosette and two flaps.

I also used MM fresh anthology picot daffodil ribbon (also from CC), AC regards thickers, Recollections cream cardstock, and SU scallop oval punch.

When the flaps are lifted, the card reads "thinking of u".

Friday, April 13, 2012

A sketch and a recipe

Yes, I did it once again - I combined two challenges together!!!  I can't believe how much time it really saves to do this.  Although I have to admit, this one took me a little longer to figure out just because the recipe was a very interesting one and I didn't want to stray too far from the sketch.  So here goes.

The sketch was from one of my fellow CC DT members that she made for the latest challenge.  We had to use this sketch and masking to create a project.

Oh how the ideas flowed.  I am on a kick right now to scrap the photos from my 2010 SGK 3-day walk, so I pulled out the 5x7 pictures, and picked one that I felt would work.  Then I pulled the recipe out from the Paper Girls Challenge Blog for their challenge this week and went to work figuring out how to combine them.  The recipe was: 1 photo, 2 journal cards, 3 ribbons/trims/twine, 4 stamped images, 5 non paper embellishments (brads, buttons, etc), and a bonus of 6 words in the title.  I have been having a lot of fun joining in on the challenges at PCG (they are up to 5 now), and haven't missed one yet (WOOHOO me!!!).

Here's what I came up with.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, except for the title.  I wish I was better at placing the letters so they are evenly spaced and fit all on one line.  The masking was done with a ribbon die-cut, a sponge and SU passion pink ink.

The background paper is from MME Kraft Fun Day Happy Days bundle (from CC).  The blue paper is from MME Stella and Rose Gertie (from CC).  The pink strips are from EP Be Mine 6x6 (from CC).

1 photo - self explanatary I hope.
2 journal cards - one cut from Be Mine paper, and one from Gertie - "Girly" sticker tag with date on it. 3 ribbons/trims/twine - yellow ribbon from Gertie, and two different colors of twine from Happy Days.
4 stamped images - heart, 2 sneakers and pink ribbon (from OT breast cancer set).
5 non paper embellishments - 2 different color buttons from Gertie, wood banner from Happy Days, flowers from MM glitter clears bright flowers (from CC), pink brad from Bo Bunny All Stuck Up (from CC).
6 words in title - I might have cheated here a little by using the numbers instead of the words, but I felt it had more impact that way.  Enjoy.