Thursday, May 26, 2011

Craft Warehouse Design Team Submissions

Third time's a charm, at least it was for me, I finally made the Craft Warehouse Design Team on my third try.  Here are my submissions.

So Beautiful Layout

Mom Layout

Purse Gift Card Holder

Party Hat Card

Granny's Printer Tray

Craft Warehouse 2011 Scrapbooking Design Team

It's so exciting!!! Craft Warehouse has officially announced the new 2011 Scrapbook Design Team.  And I am one of the fortunate ladies selected to be on this years team.  You can check out the new team and their winning submissions here .  I can't wait to start working with the the team. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Craft Warehouse Scrapbooking Blog Party: Scraplifting Challenge

My next layout was for the Scraplifting challenge.  I had a hard time finding three pics to work together like Elizabeth Wiederspohn's original so I ended up using only one. 

Here's the original

Here's mine

Paper and embellishments are from K&Co.

Craft Warehouse Blog Party - It's A White Out!

Wow, I can't believe how many layouts I've gotten done in the last few days.  I need more of these challenges and deadlines to keep me going.  Here's my latest layout which I made for the "It's A White Out!" challenge.  I've done one other layout that was monochromatic and really enjoy these challenges.  Luckily I had some black and white pics on hand to choose from.  Here is my all white layout.

I used textured white cardstock for the base and punched all those flowers using a retro flower punch.  I then placed each flower on a foam mat and used an embossing tool to create a more 3 dimensional flower.  I created the wreath around the photo and added a rhinestone center to each flower.  The title is Thickers letters.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Craft Warehouse Scrapbooking Blog Party: A Sketch Challenge

I'm not a big sketch user.  I see them in magazines and don't really pay much attention to them.  So for me this was a challenge to see what I would come up with.  This challenge was to create a layout or a card using this sketch.

Here's what I came up with.

I used paper from DCWV Cotton Bloom Stack, American Crafts ribbon and stickers, paper flowers, rosette ribbon from the Dear Lizzy line, and a little bling from Kaiser Craft.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Craft Warehouse Blog Party - Handmade Flower Challenge

Here is a layout I made last year.  The flowers were made using the 3 different size punches for the I-Top tool.  I layered each flower with a large base, medium and small on top.  I then created matching brads using the smallest brads for the I-Top tool and used my fingers to slightly bend the petals up to add more dimension.  I then added Ribbon leaves to each flower. 

Scrapbooking Blog Party: Card Exchange

Okay, here are a couple cards that I'd like to share in the card exchange.

This first card I made last year for my Craft Warehouse Design Team Submission.  I have not brought myself to give it away, it's one of my favorites. This is a tri-fold shutter card using Bo Bunny paper (forgive me I don't remember the name).  The flowers are handmade rolled flowers with a touch of glimmer mist and I used the metal leaf embellishments from Tim Holtz. I also hand stitched the cross stitch designs on the top and bottom center. 

I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day.  I love how it turned out after I finally got the stitches straight.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection.  I trimmed all the squares 1" x 1" and hand stitched the stitching. 

I'm Joining in the Fun! Craft Warehouse Blog Party

I'm joining in the fun this weekend.  Stay tuned for posts for the blog party challenges.