Monday, October 22, 2012


        I recently found this awesome digi at Designed2Delight.  For whatever reason I became obsessed with creating a 3-D look with this.  My original plan was to do a Diorama card, but as I tried to think of the layout, I wasn't impressed with my ideas.  Then I saw this modified version of a frame card that folds flat.  This seemed perfect for my little city.

      I printed the image out three times.  Colored the main image then cut out and colored the front wall.  I also cut out the small building directly behind the wall and colored it, as well as cutting and coloring the two small buildings one each side of the top building.  I used various size pop ups, and some rolled pot dots to create a 3-D look.

      I have a picture tutorial on the layout and sizes, you can go to the bar at the top of my blog and click on tutorials to see it.   This was a challenge and for sure will go to someone special, but overall it wasn't hard once I figured out my measurements and the paper I wanted to use.  The overall size of the card is 5.5 by 5.5 and because it is a bit thick, due to the 3-D effect and layering, it will need a 6 x 6 envelope for mailing.  Or you could use a padded envelope to protect it more.  It was great fun and to do and I already have ideas for a few more with totally different image in them.

Supplies:  Cardstock, Stampabilities sentiment, Designed2Delight Digi, Snowflake Embellishments, Pop Ups, Copics, Spellbinders, Corner Chomper

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Humble Setting

     Little by little I am eeking out some Christmas cards between other things that need to be done. Followed the sketch for a challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs for this card.  This sentiment is one of my favorite from Morningstar Stamps.  When we were in the St. Louis area I participated in several drama productions through our church during Christmas, and Easter.  Our pastor wrote his own plays, which usually had a very contemporary take, with vignettes from Biblical times.  So, I was drawn to this sentiment when I first saw it while shopping at a stamp show.  What a great gift the Baby Jesus was that quiet night.

Supplies:  CS, Martha Stewart punch.  Spellbinders, Rhinestones, Heartfelt Creations Stamp, Morningstar Stamps, Copics

Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Design  ODBDSC125 Sketch Challenge, The Crafty Bloggers Network Anything Goes,  Totally Stampalicious Christmas

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dream Valley Halloween Challenge

   This is my design for the challenge and as part of the Design Team....Click here to visit the Dream Valley Challenge Blog and join us for some fun and prizes. 

     I will also be posting this on Splitcoaststampers for the Teapot Tuesday challenge....we are making cards for MMTPT220 where our cards will be sent to:

Angelique is a very good friend of Lydia's who recently had some surgery go bad.

Angelique went in for emergency surgery just before Labor Day. It was nothing life threatening but the surgeon ended up making a mistake during surgery which resulted in a second surgery. She ended up being in the hospital for three weeks and believe it or not, has at least one more surgery to go! How on earth did that happen? 

She has a long road ahead of her and needless to say, needs a little teapotter love to get her through what lies ahead! Angelique is an artist and a professional editor by trade for the University of Kentucky. She loves to make crazy little bat girls out of paper and her Twitter name is Paperbatty. She loves Halloween and loves Spookey stuff! Lydia's nickname for her is Batty or Battypants.

Angelique also has and simply loves chihuahuas. Hers are rescues and she has one that dances for her! 

Supplies:  Spellbinders, Dollar stamp, Mark's Finest Things Sentiment, Penny Black Cat, Martha Stewart punch, Copics.

Challenges:  MMTPT220

Monday, October 8, 2012

Still Hot...

     Its was my sister's Birthday last week....this is the card I made for her.  Whenever I have traveled with her it has been a standing joke about how cold we have to keep the room at night - I'm pretty sure at home she sleeps with the fan on high!!!  So when I saw this stamp by Bugaboo I couldn't resist getting it to color and send to her.  I am partial to shaped cards and decided to make this as a twisted easel card, based on Beate's tutorial at Splitcoaststampers.  Pretty sure she will get a nice chuckle out of this when she receives it.

Supplies:  Bugagoo Digi, Computer, QuicKutz Dies, Rhinestones, Copics

Challenges:  Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

For the Cure

     Its "Hope you can cling to" over at Splitcoaststampers the entire month of October.  Each day has a challenge you can participate in making a card, and then hopefully putting all those cards in the mail to Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  So far I have manged to get three challenges done, two I am still working on.  Beate's challenge certainly took me out of my box for colors, using grey with a pop of color, but it was fun, and I really liked the finished project.
     Yesterday's challenge was to make a cupcake holder or box....which of course can't be sent...but we were also asked to make a card with it.  Boy - talk about a challenge.  First and foremost a cupcake NEVER needs a holder in my house as it disappears much too quickly for such a thing.  I do like a good challenge though, so I made a cute little holder on a pedestal  (not nearly as cute a the other participants, whose creations I am still drooling over)......and a sweet little card with a couple of cupcakes to match.  The BEST part of the challenge was HAVING to go to the grocery to buy the cupcake that went in the picture, which of course, after I had handled it, HAD to be eaten :) - it was a rough challenge but I got it done.
     Today we are using five words on the front of the card as our focal point - being the over achiever I sometimes am (aren't all stamper) I used five words on the inside and the outside.  If you have a chance you should visit Splitcoaststampers and join in the fun.

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