July 29, 2013

CYP #173-3D(elicious!)

Hi crafters!  It's the start of a new week, which means that it's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion.  This week's theme is:
Make it 3D

Time to get out your dimensional tape and bulky embellishments for some fun with this one.

People in my neighborhood have been begging for my lemonade pie with blueberry sauce.  Hmmm...should I give it out?  It's a family secret.  (Okay, not really-it's from Taste of Home).  So I made a recipe card holder with an image from Cherry Nice Mice from Doodle Pantry (this week's sponsor).

Can you spot the mistake?

Fail!  Ha ha, apparently I've been spelling it wrong my whole life.  My hubby just corrected me.  But I'm not going to redo it, it looks so much classier with the extra "I" (and I'm really tired).

I made the cute sour seeking mouse 3D with mounting tape:

And the card pulls out to reveal a deliciously tart dessert.  You can get the recipe at Taste of Home's website HERE.  Prepare to pucker up!

July 22, 2013

CYP #172-Birthdays

Happy Monday!  I'm a little late posting my card for Craft Your Passion's challenge.  Sorry about that.  This week's theme is really fun.  It's
Birthday Cards
You can get really creative with this one.  I had a blast with my bright colored Imaginese paper pack and a super cute digi from this week's sponsor, Birdie Brown.

I chose not to use OMS with my pencils this time because I feel like it dulls bright colors.  Probably time for some new blending stubs.  The sentiment is a freebie from TLC.

Do you want to be a part of Craft Your Passion's dynamic design team?  We're looking for some new cardmakers!  Get the details (better be quick, applications are due on Wednesday) and be sure to join the fun at CYP this week!

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July 20, 2013

Birthdays and Bubbles

All through high school, I had two best friends.  The three of us did everything together.  We even have summer birthdays together.  Even though we don't see each other as often as we used to, I still always make them a card for their birthday.  For my birthday, I got with my mom and we made cards.  I mailed the first one already.  After I mailed it, I realized that I'd forgot to get a picture of it-Doh!  But I got a pic of the second one.

My friend has a little girl (and now a baby boy too!) and when I saw this image by Mo Manning, it reminded me of sweet little S---.

Isn't she just the cutest?!  I wish my photo did my coloring justice-any tips on how to avoid washed out photos would be very appreciated.

I think I might need to work on coloring speed.  In our card party, my mom made 9 cards and I made a grand total of 2.  Sigh...

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July 15, 2013

CYP #171-Gratitude

Happy Monday!  This week's challenge at Craft Your Passion is
Thank you cards
I have a new thank you stamp and couldn't wait to use it:

The paper is from the This and That pack by Echo Park and the stamp is by Stampin Up.  I get all my Stampin Up stamps from yard sales during the summer.  The last one that I went to, I got 9 stamp sets, 6 brad sets, and 4 idea books for $40.  I probably would've spent more, but the hubby put me on a limit and took any extra cash out of my purse before I left (for good reason-ha ha).  Where do you find your craft bargains?

Be sure to join the crafting fun at CYP this week.

July 8, 2013

CYP #170-Patchwork

It's Monday, which means it's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion.  This week's theme is
Patchwork Background
I went a bit "artsy fartsy" as my dad calls it:

The image is "Putting on the Kettle" by this week's sponsor The Sugar Kissed Cottage.  Be sure to drop by Craft Your Passion and see what the rest of the DT did.

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July 7, 2013

Houses on the Brain

I've got houses on the brain.  My hubby and I put in an offer on a house.  Now it's the waiting game.  So while I wait, I decided to put the home obsession to good use:

The paper is from my scrap pile.  I'm not sure who makes it.  The ribbon is from Offay, stamp from My Favorite Things, brad from Stampin Up, and stickers from The Scrapbook Wizard.

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July 6, 2013

Because puppies brighten anyone's day

Here's a happy puppy card:

The image is a freebie by Elizabeth Dulemba.  You can get it HERE.  I went through my digis and deleted a lot of not so great ones.  But all the coloring page Tuesday ones stayed.  I just love her artwork.

The paper is by Imaginice and the ribbon and sticker by American Crafts.

And because I'm a cat person, here's my cardmaking helper:

July 1, 2013

CYP #169 R,W,& B

Hi craft lovers.  It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passion.  This week's theme is
Red, White, and Blue
We had a sponsor drop the ball this week, but thankfully Just Some Lines jumped in and saved the day.  Yay!  Plus they donated some super cute images for the DT to use.  I used Big Hat Girls 1 on my card:

The paper is by Paper Studio.  The chipboard is from a long gone local company.  They gave me about 80 sheets of chipboard shapes when they went out of business.  I have a really hard time figuring out ways to use them.  I adapted the layout from a card by My Favorite Things.  The sample card used a doily under the image, but I saw those fun flower shapes and had to use them instead.  Be sure to join the patriotic color parade at CYP!

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