Friday, June 27, 2014

Whalecome Baby

This is for my niece's baby shower -- you can see more about my niece and her micro-premie baby HERE .  This card coordinates with the box that I made on that same post.  

The stamps (whale and "whalecome") are from Stampin Up, as is most of the pattern paper.  The card size is actually 5x7. The "sun" was punched from vellum.  I used a Darice embossing folder to create the waves.  

I used the sketch (with some liberties) Paper Players

and the colors from a Sprinkle of Imagination

I am also putting this into The Card Concept - Oh Baby  I would say that my style for this card is "freestyle collage". 
That's all for now.  Thank you for taking the time to look.  I love reading your comments, too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Maritime Box

I have a new "grand-nephew" - some of you will say "great-nephew" -- but my students love "grand nephew" and have dubbed me his "Grant" (grand-aunt) -- which is really kind of cute.

Caleb was born very premature, at 26 weeks gestation. He weighed 1 1/2 pounds.  Now at 6 weeks old, he is still tiny - only 2 1/2 pounds - but doing decently.  He has a very long way to go!

My niece's baby shower is this weekend.  Caleb's room decor will be nautical.  My sister wanted a box to go with his decor.  Now Joann's has beautiful nautical boxes, but she wanted me to make one.  So here it is.

The papers are from StampinUp's new catalog.  Love them!

The box is a photo box from ACMoore.  The embellishment on top is from JoAnn's.  It took quite a bit to get the measurements for the layers on this, ink the edges, and mitre the corners on the top piece.
Now I just need to make a card to go along with this.  :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:

1. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - I certainly fulfilled that part!
2. A Sprinkle of Imagination - June Color Challenge:

3. Jellypark Challenge has a seaside/nautical/beach theme 

4. Craft My Life - anything goes, but NO CARDS - well this is really a first for me

Here are photos of Caleb and the proud parents, and me with Caleb.  

Thanks so much for looking.  

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Father's Day Journey

So after a great morning taking a class with Tim Holtz today and lunch with good friends, I realized I needed a card for the best man in the world -- my husband.  So I decide to put some of my new purchases to use :)

The stamps are from Tim Holtz (I've had these a while, but they are NBUS).  The flames are a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  The dot fade stencil is Tim Holtz.  And I used the new marker spritz tool on the bottom portion of the card.  I think you will be seeing more from this too!  It it sooooo easy to use!

CAS Colours and Sketches 

Iron Craft Challenge - Inspiration #1 - which is the sketch and I used the color selection in the top left corner

Father's day is next Sunday.  I am glad to get this done today.  Starting tomorrow we will be dog-sitting for my son and girlfriend's dog for a week.  So between work and dog-walking, there will be no time for crafting.  Guiness is a terrific and such a cuddle-loving dog.  It should be a fun week.

I am entering this card in these other challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day

Splendiferous Challenge-for-Boys

Moving Along with the Times - Father's Day

The Crafter's Cafe  - create a masculine card

Cards for Guyz - Father's Day

Edited to add this to Words to Live By - Oh the Places You'll Go - challenge.
A great cardmaker and blogger, Darnell is the guest designer here.  And after checking this out, I think this card fits the requirements of the challenge. Here is a (poor quality - sorry) photo of the inside sentiment.   I hope you can read it.  It is appropriate for many things.

Thanks for stopping by to look.  I hope you'll join and become a follower!

I met Tim Holtz today!!

My local scrapbook store Scrapper's Playground is celebrating their 7th anniversary.  They finally got Tim Holtz to come and teach at our store.  So for 3 and a half hours this morning, a group of my friends had a blast creating a folio, with all kinds of techniques and products.  

The time zoomed by so quickly.  I thought an hour had passed, and when I looked at my phone, it had already been 3 hours!!  

Tim is an amazing teacher!  If you ever have the opportunity to learn from him -- DO IT!  

What an awesome day!  thanks, Tim and Mario.   Thanks Sue and all the great ladies at Scrapper's Playground.