Friday, April 13, 2012

It's a Boy!!

Yes we are expecting a new Grandson in June!! We now have 4 Grandaughters and one Grandson so of course we were hoping for another boy.  Our little Bryson really needs a playmate so we anxiously await the arrival of Lincoln!!
Since there are several great challenges going on I thought it would be a great time to make my card welcoming Lincoln.
Materials Used
  • Paper - It all came from the DCWV Baby pack with the exception of the dark blue which is also DCWV
  • Cricut Cuts - A Childs Year- New Arrival- and Wrap it Up
  • Stamps - Peachy Keen PK450- Wide Eyed Kids, and My Creative Time-Gift Card Sentiments
  • Bling- Silver Stickles and Want 2 Scrap Baby Bling
  • Action Wobble
  • Inside sentiment is computer generated
I know you can't tell from the photo but I added the Action Wobble to the baby on the inside of the card to make it move as he crawls, he's so cute. I really like dressing up the inside as well as the outside I'm really glad I did the challenges, I probably wouldn't had added so much on the inside otherwise and I'm really happy how it turned out.


My Craft Spot --Challenge #51 Inside and Out
More Than Favors-- Baby Theme
Peachy Keen Stamps  -- Anything Goes
Just a little note, Peachy Keen is having a SALE right now (April13-15) 20% off and they have some new faces, soooo cute, so you better hurry over!!

I hope I have inspired you to join in on the challenges and have a little fun, thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Sketch Challenge

There's a great Sketch challenge going on at Heart 2 Heart this month and the design team has done an awesome job on their  interpretations!  Above is my card I am entering into the challenge.  This is my first time creating my own landscape for my cute little silhouette stamped image.
To create the landscape I started with a small circle punch and placed it on my paper, them began the blending process.  For my first attempt I am quite pleased with the result. 
Here is the sketch, come on and jump in the fun at Heart 2 Heart!!

Materials Used
Paper used- CTMH Pemberly Collection
Inks-Tim Holts Distressed - Wild Honey
CTMH inks- Goldrush, Olive, Sky, Bamboo, Desert Sand and Indian Corn Blue
Stamps used- CTMH Everyday Life-swing and the sentiment, border under the ribbon is from the Spring collection.
Ribbon-CTMH Seam Binding and Pacifica
Star Embellishment is CTMH chipboard assortment- Lucky

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Treat Box

I had so much fun designing my own milk cartons a couple of weeks ago I decided to step it up a little and try to design my own bird house. So I broke out the old score board and went to work.
I started with a 81/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. I scored my paper at 1 3/4 intervals (1.75, 3.5, 5.25, 7, 8.75 and 10.5, then rotated the paper and scored at 1 1/2 for the base. I then cut off 3 inches to make it 4" tall without the roof. Here is a picture of the pattern I made.
I used my Spellbinders large and small classic ovals to cut my egg shaped windows and doors. I also used them to make the trim around the windows and door. I added transparency to the inside behind them. Now ad strong adhesive and score and fold. I traced the bottom on a piece of cardstock, cut and applied to inside bottom and on the outside to make it stronger. Punch two holes on opposite sides with hole punch and add a eyelet for your ribbon.
For the roof I used the scallop circle tag on the A Childs Year cart and removed the small circle with my gypsy, cut 1 at 6, 5, 4 and 3 inches. I used a Paper Studio embossing folder, not sure of the name to emboss. Find your center in each circle and punch a small hole. Cut to center, I cut 3 of the scallop shapes on each to make a better cone. I also used foam dots between each roof layer. Run some ribbon thru your eyelets on the house and up thru the center of each roof piece.
Now you can decorate it any way you want. I used my cute little Ducky PKS stamp and made my ducky and cut out some eggs and decorate them. I also used a Fiskar fence punch to trim around the bottom. Other materials used was Glimmer mist on my rosette and some glitter. I used charms and craft wire for my welcome sign. Added a few flowers with Rhinestone centers and some twine around the windows for trim.
I hope you like it, as soon as my daugter eats all the yummies I think I'll hang it up in my craftroom. Will be entering in the following challenges.
Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge - 3D Object - Candy Containers
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog- Rcc46 Anything goes
My Craft Spot --#50 Easter
Krafty Girls-- #4 For Peeps Sake!
More Than Favors --#68 Easter/Spring theme
Party Time Tuesday --PTT #61 Anything goes
Double Click AKA Busy Bee--Strolling thru the Park
Come join in the fun and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration. Got to go I have a Ball Game to watch, GO KENTUCKY!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Technique Challenge

I created this card for the Heart 2 Heart Technique challenge - Embossing. I chose to do both heat and dry embossing, love the effects of all embossing.
For my card I start off by stamping my cardstock with sky blue ink using the "Spring" stamp set that came with my Pemberley add-on from CTMH #C1491 to make my co-ordinating background paper. Then I embossed my white cardstock with an M-bossability folder(ES-005) it closely resembles my flower stamp. I used a MS punch for my center border. Now to the fun part I used my stamp with Versa mark and then heat embossed. I used my copic markers to color in the embossed areas. The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold. The ribbon I found in my stash along with a cute little gold embellishment. Really enjoyed making this card and was pleased with the way it turned out. Come join in the fun at Heart 2 Heart!!

Supplies used:
Cardstock-CTMH- Twilight and Outdoor Denim
Ink for background- CTMH Sky
Sentiment stamp - CTMH Celebration
Image Stamp- CTMH Spring
Embossing- CTMH Gold
Border Punch- Martha Stewart Botanical Scallop
Copic Markers - B04, B00, YG45
Pearls-CTMH Opaque Pearl adhesives
Ribbon and Embelly- my stash unsure


Monday, March 26, 2012

Walking on Sunshine

Good evening everyone, would like to share a card I created for the challenge over at Cooking With Cricut. Challenge #78 Spring Song Inspired Challenge. This week it’s all about those “Spring Themed” Songs. Your challenge is to create a project based on a song that mentions spring or one that reminds you of spring in some way. I chose the song Walking on Sunshine by Katrina & the Waves because spring is time for the NCAA championship and everyone in Kentucky is walking on sunshine!! We have two colleges playing in the final four!! Yeah!! My family is big Kentucky fans so my card had to include the UK basketball player!! GO BIG BLUE!! I used the Everyday Paper Dolls to make my basketball and player. Next I used the Art Philosophy cart to make my sun and tree, I also used the Paper Doll dress up for the fence. I had forgotten how much fun the Paper Doll carts are, they make the cutest little people and our loaded with accessory cuts. I hope you like my card and I encourage you to jump in and join the challenge over at Cooking with Cricut.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kristin Wilson's $100 Giveaway

Lilsweetpea's Place is changing blogs and having a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY, here is the info

HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!I am giving away one $100.00 Gift Certificate to Superstore to one lucky winner!!Have something on your wish list that you are dieing to purchase? Want any of the new CHA items? Look no further!! You could be the winner of my HUGE $100.00 Give~A~Way!!Why am I giving away $100.00? Well... I have a new blog that I would like you to become a follower of. I am closing Lilsweetpea's Place and opening up a new blog called Kristin Wilson Handmade. Nothing is changing except the name. I will still be posting pictures of my projects and doing videos. It's just time to get my name out there. In fact I have transferred every blog post from this blog over to Kristin Wilson Handmade.In the process of moving I would like to take all of you with me! So in order to be entered into the $100.00 Superstore Gift Certificate!

Wouldn't this be awesome, shop shop and shop, go check it out and good luck!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Treats

Hello my peeps!! Today I wanted to share with you my cute little treat boxes that I designed for my Grandbabies for Easter. I know there are probably some cartridges out there that cut out milk cartons but I decided to do mine the old fashion way.

So I broke out the pen and paper and drew my plan on paper. I used a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock and scored at 1 - 3 1/2 - 6 -and 8 ". Then rotate paper and score at 1/2 - 2 1/4 - 7 1/4. You will also need to score on a diagonal at 2 1/4 and
7 1/4 as seen in photo, this will make your milk carton close easily.
Once everything is scored I used a Spellbinder scallop Oval and cut out my window, then add plastic ( I used a piece off a cartridge package) now adhere to inside of carton. Now fold all score lines and assemble with some score tape or heavy duty adhesive.
Now comes the fun part, decorate to taste. I used some PKS for the duckie and the egg, and I used my cricut to cut my bunny and my Art Philosophy cart to create my flowers. I add some twine around the top border punches and to tie off their name tags under the ribbon. Just have fun with it, the receiver will love it any way you decorate it, I'm putting yummy snickers and Cadburry Carmel eggs in them, yum!!
Will be entering these into a following challenges-
Simply Create too -- Challenge #9 Its Spring
Really Reasonable Ribbon -- Challenge #44 Spring with Ribbon
My Sherri Crafts -- Challenge #81 Easter
Celebrate The Occasion -- CTO #55 Welcome Spring
Ribbon Carousel -- RCC #45 Baking with the Twinery
Sweet Stamps -- Challenge #58 Easter
My Craft Spot -- Challenge #49 Spring Scallops
Bitten By the Bug 2 -- Bunny or Chick
Go Fish -- Challenge #13 Easter Project
I encourage you to jump in on the challenges and visit these awesome blogs, they are a great way to get inspired and create something fun!! Have a GREAT day!!