Saturday, December 8, 2012

3D Christmas Card

Here is a simple Christmas card made from the 3D White Bear.  It is a very simple and quick card.

After I used the Foam pads to "build it up", I used my pitch black and clear spicas and my cool grey copics to add a little depth and glimmer to the  images.  I wish the pictures would show much it made it sparkle for snow.

Overall, I love the final product and how fast it went together.  I am definitely going this route for future Christmas cards as it is a huge time saver and still has a personalized touch!


Stash: Paper


Friday, November 30, 2012

Nativity Card

Hi!  With Christmas right around the corner, I have been feeling a little overwhelmed with the daily schedule my family has and have been dreading making my cards this year.  I found myself trying to find alternatives to my usual elaborate cards as I just don't have the time with an active infant trying to crawl everywhere!

Here is a very simple Christmas Card I made using scraps found in my paper drawer with an SVG image I found here.  I love all of his designs and they are so versatile with every project I have been making lately.  I than used my cutting machine to cut out the base, the star and the nativity scene.

I adhered the star to my base and ran it through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and than used a file to make the white stand out a little more.  I used clear mounting tape to place my image for a 3D effect.  I thought about lining up the image with the green star, but I found I liked the layered look better.  I think it makes it pop a little more.  For the final touch, I added Liquid Pearls for the star.

thanks for looking!

Embellishments: Snowflakes, Liquid Pearls
Other: ATG, Big Shot, File SetKool TAC
Stash: Paper


Saturday, November 3, 2012

And the Winners are . . .

I picked two winners as the comments were so wonderful!!  And they are . . . .

PashaCou said...
What a darling card, I can see why she is your favorite. Thank you for sharing her with us.


Camille Short said...
Cute idea! Love it!

Congratulations ladies!  Please send me an email with your address information and I will get those prizes out to you ASAP.

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by on our CC blog hop!


Friday, October 26, 2012

CC Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Design Team Holiday Blog Hop! We want you to hop along with us and play for some awesome Blog Candy. The objective for our Blog Hop this weekend is to provide some inspiration to help you get your holiday crafting underway! Our Design Team has come up with some fabulous projects and we have a little bit of everything, from cards to gift ideas, and home d├ęcor items. So we invite you to hop along with us and get your creative juices flowing!

Here is the complete blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Melissa -  you are here

For my card,  I decided on making a simple birthday card coloring my favorite image from Sarah Kay. I then took some papers from my stash, ran the green through with a cuttle bug folder and assembled.  I couldn't find anything to really go with the card, so I cuts some shapes from the patterned paper I used to add a little dimension.  Assembled the card and its ready to go!

Don’t forget to leave a comment before hopping along to Lori's blog. If you do leave a comment here, you can enter for a chance to win some wonderful AC Glitter Tape which I showed on my project last week. Thanks for hopping by and we hope you enjoy the hop and get many wonderful ideas!

Paper: from stash, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics,
Embellishments:Cuttlebug Oriental Embossing Folder
Other: ATG

Jeans: BG72, BG75, BG78
Pockets: G29, B18, BG10
Ribbon/Shirt: BV00, BV02, BV04
Skin: E50, E00, E02, YR000

Hair: E97, E99, E37
Hat: E21, E11, E33
Flowers:  RV0000, RV00, RV02 
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Ground: YG91, YG93, YG95


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Monochromatic Card

Hi!  I have a simple project today.  I was recently challenged to create a monochromatic card.  I thought it would be easy as I love coloring in shades of browns and grey. However, the rules were to color any shade BUT greys and browns.  So, I went to my next favorite group and colored from the BG family.

This was actually much harder than I thought it would be as I wanted different shading for each area and not one gradual change from light to dark.  I started with a Kraft base and added a page from the Prima Fairy tales paper.  Next I added three strips of AC Glitter Tape in shades Aqua and Peacock for added depth.  My aqua strip was actually the half-inch size so I cut it down into two 1/4" lengths.  This isn't found in the store, but you can sign up here for the next Glitter Tape club . . . totally worth it!

After coloring my image, I trimmed and placed so that there is room for a sentiment at a later time.  Right now, this is in my Copic Portfolio which I update pretty frequently so it's always good to leave them slightly neutral so you can customize it at a later date for last minute cards.

Thanks for looking and hopefully I have inspired you to try something out of your comfort range.  Feel free to share your projects!

Paper: Prima
Ink: Memento Tuxedo BlackCopics,
Embellishments: AC Glitter Tape, Peacock and Aqua
Other: ATG
Stash: Kraft Paper

Dress: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32
Skin: BG000, BG10
Hair: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32, BG23, BG34
Legs: BG000, BG10, BG11, BG32
Shoes: BG23, BG34, BG13
Bows: BG000, BG49


Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Liebster Award

While I was away my dear friend KellyRae from Sassy Rubber Artists gave me the Liebster Blog Award.

I have KellyRae to thank for much of my creative inspirations and an appreciation of crafting in general. Of course there are rules for receiving an award like this.  So to borrow them from KellyRae's blog: The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear, but the general consensus is that it originated in Germany. Liebster, means favorite or dearest, and the Liebster Award is designed to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting the award, the recipient must pass it on to five more blogs of note. 

Deb at Sideshow Deb
Rene at Simply Cute
Dixie at What's Next
Cheryl at Artful Creations

So ladies, here are the steps once it has been accepted:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve recognition.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

I am extremely honored that she gave this to me and I hope to be able to start crafting soon again to "earn it".  
thanks KellyRae!

Wow!  Long time no post!  I do have a reason for not posting any new creations lately.  It seems once I found out I was pregnant last year all my creative ideas scattered, just way too busy with my boys and the joys/challenges of pregnancy.

Good news is my little one arrived safe and sound May 21st . . . another boy!  Little Hudson has been a joy to add to our crazy family.  His brothers adore him and he is so good for his parents.  Hopefully soon I will be crafting again once I have my craft room established once again.