Wednesday, April 23, 2014
It's time for another Challenge at Milk Coffee today! This time, it's all about bright colors! I don't know about you but I am truly loving all the pastel colors of Spring time, but it's always nice to have a bit of a tiny change to shake things up :).
And speaking of something different, I tried new techniques for my project. First, to make Charlotte at Paper Airplane stand out, I colored her up as brightly as I could (hence the hair). I, then, added the watercolored background - I had painted this background (Art Impressions Water Color series) using Marvy markers. I need a lot of practice, but I really adore the effect!
Second, I tore the edges off the papers to sort of do a tattered, vintage effect. Charlotte reminds me of The Littles -- I think I may have mentioned that before. I loved watching those shows about the tiny little humans with tails!
I hope that I haven't offended anyone with the colors I chose for her. It says "Air Force," but I think the stamp is done in good fun. Please also see the main MC blog to view all the rest of the Design Team's work! We sure do wish you could join us! The challenge runs for two weeks!!
See you soon!!
Did you know that today is Secretaries' Day? I had chaired a committee that had to know all the holidays at work so I know this info (almost to heart) :). I am very grateful to our Admin Assistants on the job. When the day gets crazy, they could make the difference. It really helps that there is a person who could find out timing for our patients' appointments, call transport to pick up for an xray, even offer families water when the nurses are running around.
I thought using Time for Tea Designs' Apple for Teacher was perfect for this day. I had originally colored her up a while back in anticipation for Teacher's Day (in May), but then I thought the way she balanced those books and apple was just like the way our clerks balance the chaos of the unit on their shoulders. You see, they always keep their cool even if the unit gets super busy!
I thought Allison Kreft's typewriter patterned paper fit right in! And that message tag too! Anyway, I gots to go!! Still on vacay so I gotta relax :). These posts are all pre-scheduled.
I'll see you all tonight!
P.S. Don't forget that Time for Tea Designs still has the Anything Goes Challenge going on till 4/30! The prizes are amazing!!
Monday, April 21, 2014
It's time for another TGF project showcase from the Print & Cut team! It's our last chance to work and post about the Hoppy Easterkit (for now), and our theme is to make an Easter-themed 3D card and a scrapbook lay-out!
I hosted Easter this year for my family so I decided to make an all-out party-on scenic card! I even dove into my stamp stash and grabbed Easter Anya and Lucky Bunnies -- they were all very fun to color! The color scheme isn't your typical pastel-like Spring, but I really wanted a bright creation! They sure are having a great time, especially Easter Bean, who is an exclusive digi stamp from the kit!
My 3D effect comes from this special fold. I under-shot the folding part so the angle isn't quite right, tee hee! But you get the gist, right? :) The fence with the confetti was created by lining up these fun little tags I got (sorry, I don't remember where). They kinda reminded me of lots and lots and lots.... and lots and lots of Easter eggs, don't you think?
My other project is a Project Life lay-out featuring more pics from last year. Here's my son during his preschool's Easter Egg Hunt. The younger tater tot joined in, but he was cranky (it was naptime, if I remember correctly).
I let the pictures do the talking again. And included these cute stickers from a scrapbooking kit I got featuring Peeps. They are adorable!
I'll be seeing you soon! I am on vacay this week so I may be crafting sporadically.
P.S. Make sure you visit the other TGF File Design team members - Claudette, Cynthia, and Sui Lan.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Good Friday mornin', peeps!!
It's a C.C. Designs' Day for moi. At least, when it comes to posting about a handmade card!
I am part of the CCDT team that showcases Make It Crafty stamps. You see, these super cute stamps are also sold at the C.C. Designs' store. I'm ecstatic about this line because I've always admired their Anime-like images!
Today, I've got Floppy. Technically, he's an elf, therefore, a Christmas stamp. But I wanted to show the versatility of this guy. Who says fairies are only females?
I've got quite an imagination, and I've always been drawn to the land of fantasy. When I saw these Project Life cards from Studio Calico (Sugar Rush kit), I knew Floppy was perfect for them.
I love the message on the card -- that anything is possible :). Plus, I just watched Gravity for the second time, and my head has been in the clouds... or rather, the stars. LOL.
P.S. Sorry about the lighting of the photos. I couldn't edit them "just right."
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Easter weekend is underway for me...are you almost ready?
We usually do a BIG celebration, being Catholic and all. But also because now there are quite a number of little ones in our family. That's what good about having kiddies, right? You see every thing through their eyes! The Easter Bunny, the egg-hunting, the beautifully-decorated church, the people all dressed in their Sunday best!
Here on my crafty blog-o-sphere, I've still got a couple of Easter-themed projects to show you!
Today, I am so excited to showcase Jo Davies' newest creations for her line, Time for Tea Designs!
Not only does she have an adorable digi stamp (Some Bunny Loves You) that's perfect for Spring, she's got five different sets of digital Spring papers!!! They are so easy to use. And they have wonderful designs to boot!
Once purchase, you could easily print and cut them as I did here. Or if you have one of those fancy machines like a Silhoutte, you can so many 3D projects with these! Jo has an amazing example on her blog!
And ya know what else? She's having an Easter sale on all the items in her shop. Just read the details here for 30% off until Monday, the 21st.
Also, please don't forget that we want to see your T4TD creations ... there's a challenge going on right now until the end of the month (Anything Goes). There's a stellar prize for the 1st and 2nd winners!!
Well, gotta go back to my Spring Cleaning... which by the way, goes together with my Easter weekend. You see, my hubs and I are hosting :).