Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mermaid Birthday Wishes

Scrapbookers Paradise has a great sketch challenge this week, so I thought I'd get a birthday card done for my niece. I used a cute mermaid stamp set colored with Prismacolor markers, a hand cut wave border and of course a little bling.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Guest Designer for Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Since I was so lucky as to win the challenge last week, I also get to be the Guest Designer for Scrapbooker's Paradise this week! How exciting is that?!! This week, the challenge is:
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For my Guest Designer project I wasn't sure at first what to do... Graduation isn't something I normally have a card to make for, but after thinking a bit I decided I really wanted to make a scrapbook page that I could frame for my 5 year old.  This is her last year in Preschool and she'll be starting Kindergarten in the fall. 

I found a really cute digi stamp by Heather Ellis who designs Pure Innocence stamps and sells them on Etsy for only $1.70 CAD!  For that price you can get tons of cute images to color! She sells them as a JPEG and I simply open them in my word processing program and resize them as desired. I also found a graduation cap at Birds Cards website, where there are lots of other free digi images and sentiments. I colored both images with Prismacolor markers and added a few Stickles.

The printed paper is by Cosmo Cricket - I just love their papers! and I used my Spellbinders banner dies, which I distressed around the edges and popped up with foam dots.  I also printed out part of a Dr. Seuss poem "Oh the places you'll go", as well as my titles, which I framed with cardstock, and, of course, I added some Distress Inks here and there!

This was a fun challenge! Hope you will play along too :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Springtime & Last Week's Winner!!

It is finally starting to feel like spring today here in the west of Canada, though we did have snow just yesterday!

Scrapbooker's Paradise challenge this week was an inspirational photo of beautiful cherry blossoms, so I used CTMH cherry paper, and on one card I used Flower Soft to resemble the blossoms on the tree. The cute stamps are from CTMH as well. I used the Stampin Queen sketch for this week.

I mounted the cherry button stickers on black cardstock and popped them up with foam dots, the smaller one is popped up with 2 layers of foam to be a bit higher.

And, I am soooo excited to have won the challenge last week for Scrapbooker's Paradise!! Woohoo! As the winner I get an awesome new stamp and get to be a guest designer for the challenge which will be issued for Friday, May 11, 2012 - so be sure to check back to see my project!