Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Lax Tough

Happy Friday!

I am soooo glad the weekend is here!  We have a super fun weekend planned with lots of family time!  I can't wait!

I have been super crafty this week.  I actually got to play with my stash and I came up with this layout.  Again I am trying to finish up 2012!  In June Jack started with Lacrosse at the Y with a beginner class and he instantly fell in love with it.  This was him at his first game.  He was so darn cute!
For my layout I broke into an older Echo Park Boy collection.  I know it came out like 2 or more years ago and it I thought it worked perfectly with this photo.  I started off with a piece of Core'dinations Graphic 45 Cardstock and then layered my paper- stickers- chipboard and brads.  I loved playing with all of it!  So much fun!  (Lax is the name for LaCrosse just in case you didn't know.  I know I had no idea until Jack started playing- LOL!)

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper,stickers,chipboard,brads- Echo Park
sewing machine

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with  a couple of new projects.  See  you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday SSS Challenge Animal Antics

Happy Thursday!

When I saw the new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog I about flipped because the theme for this week is Animal Antics!  I love it! I came home from school and got busy!

To See all the details of the challenge please go HERE!

I broke into my Some Odd Girl Stamps and found TONS of great animals!  I made this card for a friend and she is a HUGE dog lover so I thought this little cutie would be perfect for her.  I colored her in with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and then colored her hat with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I then found some scraps of paper and added some fun yummy ribbon and some matching gems!  I love how it turned out!
cardstock- neenah solar white
stamps- some odd girl
ribbon- may arts
paper- elle's studio
gems- simon says stamps
Prismacolor Pencils
Spectrum Noir

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new layout.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday SOG Skateboard Tobie

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday means it is time for a brand new digi release from Some Odd Girl!  Today we have one of my faves, Skateboard Tobie!  I LOVE this digi becuase my oldest son LOVES to skateboard.  I colored this skateboard after my son's.  He was so happy when he bought his Shawn White board.  He was so totally proud of it.  So this card is totally for him!
cardstock- Core'dinations
dies- lawn fawn
stamps- digi and clear- some odd girl
spectrum noir markers
hero arts gems
the twinery

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will see yo usoon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Core Make a Wish

Happy Monday!

Did you have a nice weekend?  We did!   The weather was nice ( a bit windy) and we spent a lot of time outside!  Loved hanging with my boys.

Today I have a new layout I made for Core'dinations.  We were given the challenge to create a project using the Chocolate Box collection.  I have to say I have been a bit intimidated by this collection but I jumped in and now I am totally addicted to it!.

1. I started with my Spotted Core and sanded it just a bit in some places and then heavily in others.  I cut it down and placed it on a piece of Imaginisce pattern paper.

2.  I took a piece of Chocolate Box and ran it through my Fiskars paper crimper and then sanded it to expose the core.  You can see below how the beautiful blue color is coming through.  
3.  I tore the bottom of the Chocolate Box piece to expose the inner core even more.
4.  I attached my photo and then glued it to my base.
5.  I  then used my sewing machine and went around this piece a couple of times.
5. I then used some Imaginisce embellishments and made my own using my Lawn Fawn star dies and some more yummy Core cardstock.  For the finishing touch I added some chocolate enamel dots!

Cardstock:  Core Essentials, Core'dinations Chocolate Box, Core'dinations Spotted collection, Core Impressions Jillilbean Soup
paper, die cut, sticker- Imaginisce
lawn fawn dies
enamel dots- glitz
sewing machine
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with the new digi release for Some Odd Girl!  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday TAWS BE Inspired #51

Happy Friday!
I don't know about you but I am sooooo ready for the weekend.  I am totally psyched becuase we only have a couple of things on our to do list and then it is time to relax!  I can't wait.  I think we are going to dye our Easter Eggs, make Easter cookies and just have some fun family time!

I had some time this week to play around a bit with my stamps and you know how I love The Alley Way challenges.  This inspiration just totally got my mind racing!   To see all the details head on over to Be Inspired #52
For my card I started with a piece of red Core'dinations cardstock and sanded it down a bit.  I then stamped my sentiments using The Alley Way Stamps on my 110 lb smooth cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  Next I pop dotted them on and added a fun polka dot clothes pin.  Love how this turned out!
A close up of the sentiments:
cardstock- core'dinations
stamps- the alley way stamps and hero arts
ink- jenni bowlin
clothes pin- recollections

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back next week with some new projects.  See you then!  Have a w onderful and crafty weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday Core'dinations Easter

Happy Thursday!

When I think of Easter I think of Spring, New Beginnings, Colored Eggs and Bunnies!  So when the Core'dinations Design Team was given the assignment to create a project with Spring in mind I immediately thought of the above things.  So I started going through my stash to see what I could come up with and I found a bunch of fun goodies!

1.  First, I embossed a piece of the 110 lb. smooth cardstock from Core'dinations with one of my Darice embossing folders.  I just love the look of those Easter eggs.
2.  I then got out my The Alley Way Stamps and stamped my cute little bunny and carrot and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.
3. I fussy cut the images out and put them to the side.
4.  I cut my grass using the Core'dinations Gemstone cardstock with my Silhouette.
5.  Next, I stamped my egg stamp on my Core Essentials Cardstock.  A quick tip here!  First, Sand the paper to the desired level.
Now stamp the image on the cardstock.  It is a lot easier to sand first and it comes out looking perfect every time!

I then put the card together and this is how it turned out!

cardstock- Core'dinations 110lb smooth, Core Essentials, Core Gemstones
Stamps- The Alley Way Stamps
Markers- Spectrum Noir
Darice Embossing Folder
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Ink- Memento, Hero Arts

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday SOG Hip Hop Hooray

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the second clear stamp release for April from Some Odd Girl and I think you are going to LOVE this set.  I know I did when I saw it.  It was Bunny Love at First Sight!  Hip Hop Hoooray features 2 little bunnies along with some super sentiments!  I used this set on a layout.
I used 4 of the stamps from this set- the cute little bunny, bunny love, hip hop hooray and egg-celent.  I love how they added the perfect touches to this layout I made using the JIllibean Soup paper along with the Core'dinations cardstock.  This is a photo of my oldest at our Church Easter Egg Hunt.

cardstock- Core'dinations
paper, stickers- JIllibean soup
stamps clear- Some Odd Girl
doily- michael's

Stop by the Some Odd Girl Store today to check out the new releases AND stop by the Some Odd Girl Blog to check out more inspiration using these awesome stamps!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will see you soon.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!