Thursday, January 27, 2011

One last time...

This is my last post for the StampInsanity Design Team. :( It's been a lot of fun and I've been able to work with some beautiful art and ladies. Thanks to everyone over at the asylum! It's been great!

This week's challenge at StampInsanity is "Find Your Zen". Make something soothing. :) I could sure use that this week. So, I played up the "chocolate" factor of the new stamp set "Zen Morgan" and made a hot cocoa jar.

I colored the image with my Bic markers.

Well, my leaving can mean only one thing. There is a new DT call out. If you love the stamps you've seen here (and you must) then check out the DT call and give it a shot! You'll be so glad you did!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Party Favors

Here's a pic of the party favor holders I made for Colson's party.

I don't have the exact measurements on hand but I took a large piece of white CS and then 3 strips of red CS and adhered them. Then I wrapped that into a cylinder shape and taped it together. The brim is a 2 1/2" circle that I fastened to the cyliner. The little star "favor" I made using a large lollipop stick, scallop and circle punch. I'll try to post a demo later.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Colson's Day of all Days

We decided to do a Dr. Seuss theme for my son's 4th birthday party this year. I had a rough time finding any hand-made ideas for invitations, favors and such. Finally I just sat down with a bunch of Colson's Dr. Seuss books and put a few ideas together. Here is the invitation I came up with.Practically everything was done by hand. I drew the hat and colored it with my Bic markers. I used a ruler and drew the stripes on the base of the card. The sentiment is a stamp I picked up at Hobby Lobby several years ago. It was actually pretty easy and quick to make. I was so glad for that! I also made favor holders. They are the hats, but upside down to hold the goodies. I will post a pic tomorrow.

Now to figure out how on earth I am going to make a Cat in the Hat cake! Wish me luck. :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shades of You - Thursday Challenge at StampInsanity

The challenge at StampInsanity this week is to use your favorite color and it's shades along with white (if you must). :)

As you can tell, my favorite color is red. I figured this week's challenge would be a nice opportunity to make a Valentine's card since it's a prominent color for the holiday.

The image is from "Holiday Princesses".

I'm not the best with color. I like what I like and it's hard for me to think outside that box. So, I love color challenges. Bust out your favorite shades and head on over to the StampInsanity blog to join in the fun.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursday challenge at StampInsanity

This week's StampInsanity challenge is "Let it all hang out". Which I do all the time! ;)

The flower, butterfly and circle are punch out die-cuts I've been hoarding for years. I drew the lines on the edges of the card and dotted them with silver stickles. The image and sentiment are from StampInsanity. I colored the image with Bic and Copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by. Check out all the other "Groovy Gurls" (listed on the right side of my blog) for their amazing projects!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

This week's challenge at StampInsanity

Sorry I've not been very active lately. The last few weeks have been very busy. Holidays, kid stuff, life stuff....:)

So I joined in with ward 2 over at StampInsanity for this week's challenge.

The challenge this week is Hardcore Hardware. I used a metal ribbon holder and some brads for my metal. I drew the white lines around the base with my gel pen. The image is from the Holiday Princess set and I colored it with Bic markers.

I hope this challenge gives you inspiration to break out some of that scrapbook hardware you've got in your stock. Check out the StampInsanity blog for some more amazing ideas or the store to get this super cute stamp!