Hero in Disguise

Today I'd like to share a project with you that I created as a thank you gift.  I initially created this for a customer contest challenge for Jaded Blossom but we were asked to wait until after the contest to post the projects to our blogs.  Since that contest has been over for a bit I can now share the project with all of you.

For my card I used this adorable Mary Poppins bear cut file from PPBN Designs (aka Paper Piecings by Nikki).  As soon as I saw this file I knew it was perfect to go along with this sentiment.  After all wasn't Mary Poppins a great hero in disguise?

The handbag treat box is from SVG Cutting Files.  And as you can see I was sure to use coordinating papers on both the treat box and the card so that they would match when given to the recipient.

The stamped sentiments on the card and the candies are from the Super Hero stamp set over at Jaded Blossom.

And with that I'm off to enter this into the following challenge:

Eat Ice Cream

Welcome to the first Skittles Design Team Challenge.  All design team members will be featuring a variety of skittles handmade by the wonderful Carri over at DoubleClick Connections.  Each challenge will also have a theme and our first one is all about ice cream.  What better way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month?

For my project I used the Cricut Cartridge Sweet Treats.  The cone was embossed using one of my cuttlebug folders to give it that waffle cone look.  For the ice cream I smeared a little glitter dimensional fabric paint over the cut, sprinkled with a smidge of green glitter tinsel and then used my heat gun to dry it all together.  Once dried I added a couple of the summer release skittles in Grinch Green, Caramel and Purple.

Now that you've seen my card for the challenge be sure to check out the other wonderful designs our team has put together.  Then after you've been amply inspired, create your own, link up and play along with us.

Remember the challenge ends August 5th and you are not required to use skittles but you are required to use ice cream..........

As for me, I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Die Cuttin Divas.

Baking Spirits Bright

Yesterday I received the stamps that I ordered from Craftin Desert Divas and was so excited that I ran straight to my craft room and went looking for a cut that I wanted to use to make my first project.  This is what I came up with using the Holly Day Punnies stamp set.

This precious little gingerbread girl is from Too Cute By Jessica and is part of a set.  After cutting the file out I knew that I had to do something with that drippy, gooey frosting or batter that's on the spoon so I decided to coat it with some of my Tulip dimensional paint and then sprinkle on a tiny bit of Martha Stewart snow glitter.  While it didn't yield as much puffiness as I had hoped for it still turned out beautifully.

Running with that drippy goo I decided to use my Martha Stewart drippy goo punch and punch just underneath my stamped sentiment.  And since the sentiment is a pun take off from a line in Jingle Bells I decided to use Christmas themed sheet music as my background for the card, thus tying it all together.

And now I'm going to enter this card in to a couple of challenges this week including:

Hiding in My Craft Room - Christmas in July - Ends August 2nd

Exploring Cricut - Christmas in July - Ends August 2nd  (Thank goodness for my Cricut Explore so I can cut these cute SVG's and still use my favorite machine)

Red Carpet Studio - Music - Ends August 9th

Blue Eyed Monster Beanie

It's the beginning of a new week and that means all kinds of new challenges have popped up in blogger land. However, I took the weekend off from papercrafting so that I could get some hats knitted.  All in all it was a successful weekend too since I was able to finish one I had going and get two others completed as well.

Don't fret though as I will be back in the saddle this evening getting things underway.  So be on the lookout. I have plans for some more Christmas items as well as sports and music related.

In the meantime, I'd like to share one of the beanies I knitted with you.  This one I call my blue eyed monster.  I wanted to do something just a little bit different so I added in a little fun fur to give it that furry 'monster' look.

Magical Birthday

It's been a while since I've created a child's birthday card and since Cardz TV is currently hosting a challenge for that very theme I thought I'd play along.  Of course it didn't hurt that SVG Cutting Files recently put on a Hello Kitty blog hop and one of the files released was Hello Kitty dressed up like Harry Potter.  

I thought this was a great cut so I decided to use it for my birthday card.  Now I realize it's not all cutesy with balloons and such hovering around but what's 'wizardly' about that?  Instead I left her there with her wand in hand (actually it's just a toothpick that I stained).

The stamped sentiment is from the Good Times stamped set.  And on the inside of the card the sentiment reads (in Harry Potter type font) "Have a Magical Birthday".

And now I'm off to enter this card in the following challenges:

Dear Santa

As Christmas in July starts winding down I decided to get a start on making some Christmas tags and I have to tell you this Santa file over at My Scrap Chick makes up quick and easy.  Not to mention the end result is one heck of a cute tag.  The sentiment is from the Cardz TV stamp set "Very Merry".

I've only made three of tags so far and for each one I've used a different "background" paper.  I had even given some thought to making one or two of them in non-traditional colors.  But then I got a little concerned about Santa's hat being red and how would that look....Right now it's still up for debate.

In the meantime though I'm going to run off and enter these guys into the following challenges:

Hiding in My Craft Room - ends July 26th

Die Cuttin Divas - ends July 28th 

Craftin Desert Diva's - ends August 3rd

Thanks Sew Much

I found this die cut in my stash.  It's one I cut out some time ago during one of Cricut's free previews and I cannot remember what cartridge it came from.  Regardless I knew this dress form was perfect for pairing up with Cardz TV's stamp set titled Sew Much Fun.

To create this card I added in some twine, memory thread and small button to cinch up and dress up the dress form.

Just another quick and easy put together.