Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back 2 School

Today my term as a Design Team member for Claudia & Company comes to an end.  I would like to thank Claudia for inviting me to be a part of the team for these past 6 months and will definitely miss working with her and the other girls.

Today I will be running out to pick up last minute school supplies and then heading over to the Middle School with the kids so Alicia can set up the locker shelves she and my husband made.  Tomorrow my kids are headed back to school...summer went by way to fast and I will really miss them being here all the time!  For my last project I decided to make  a back to school card.

Once again I used Puddle Jumper Lucy (what could be more perfect for a back to school card?), and paper pieced her dress and bag.  All coloring was done with copics.  The papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends Collection...definitely need to get some more of this!   I added rhinestones to the center of her bows, pearls to her dress in place of the buttons and colored over her shoes with a clear glaze pen.  The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp set.  I was so happy to find some polka dotted ribbon that was a close enough match that I could use it on here.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Sketch
The Pink Elephant - Paper Piecing
The Pixie Cottage - Back to School
Allsorts - Back to School
Paper Play - Back to School
Sentimental Sunday - Back to School
Stamp Something - Back to School
StampInsanity - Back to School
City Crafter - All Dressed Up
Catch the Bug - Warm colors and paper piecing
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Back with a Claudia and Company post

After a brief summer hiatus, the Claudia & Company Design Team is back.  It was nice to have a break since we had so much going on these last few weeks as you can tell from my lack of posts lately.  Since the kids are back to school next week :( we decided late last week to take the kids up to Wisconsin Dells for a few days ~ we all had a great time and the weather was perfect!  

For my card I used Puddle Jumper Lucy and colored her with copics.  I added some rhinestones to the center of her bows and some silver "pearls" to her dress for the buttons.  To add some shine to her shoes I colored over it with a clear glaze pen.  The papers are from the Pink Paisley Soiree collection.  I added a green ribbon and some bakers twine along with a green button.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Christmas in August with Daisy

We have been so busy running the kids around to tennis lessons, acting lessons and playing outside that I haven't had much time to play along in challenges lately.  Now, with the exception of band and flute lessons, there isn't quite so much running so I found some time to head into the craft room.  Since it's been awhile since I've played along in challenges, I decided to check out a few and see what I could come up with.  
Squiggle Stamps currently has a challenge to make something for Christmas.  I used the image Daisy with Gift (which happens to be a freebie right now in the shop), colored her in with copics and added some stickles.  I followed this weeks sketch over at Mojo Monday but modified the sketch elements to fit the size of my image.
I would also like to enter the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas in July
Allsorts - Free and Easy

Thanks for stopping and have a great day!

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated 
Stamps:   Daisy with Gift (digi stamp) Squiggle Stamps; Sentiment - Amy R Stamps Winter Sentiments 
Ink/Coloring:  Rose Romance; Copics (E00, E01, E21, E23, E25, E27, R81, R83, R85, YG11, YG13, YG91)
Paper:  Rose Romance; Gina K Pure Luxury (White); DP - Provo Craft Winter Stack  
Embellishments:  Ribbon (rose);Stickles (stardust); Rhinestones  
Tools/Misc: Circle Nesties; Circle Punches, Dimensionals

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