She made it all possible

*Cough, cough* (clearing throat to sing)  Happy birthday to her, happy birthday to her, happy birthday to my Mommy, happy birthday to her.  Without her, I could not exist right.  Only fitting then that today’s promo week project feature something to celebrate this occasion.  Mom’s favorite colors are peach and blue and I have made her a card for almost every occasion I give her a card for now for a few years.  This is her birthday card this year:

For this project I used the Mariposa stacks…solid and print both.  I welded a shape from Jen Allyson Designs in the eCraft Pro Software and cut it with my eCraft.  The edges were all inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink from Tim Holtz and the patterned mat, scalloped and sentiment circle were all cut from the same SD Card.  I used the spirelli (sp) technique I learned from watching a Splitcoast Stampers video with my new “imitation” twine (it’s lily sugar n cream twists yarn).  The scalloped circle was hot glued to the card and the sentiment circle hot glued also.  The sentiments come from Pirate Tales and Fish Scales and Coffee and Tea for You and Me sets by K Andrew Designs.   Click the links to purchase yours!

I do hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for a fabulous and fun kids project for the monthly Getting Cricky blog hop.  Until then!


More Promo Week Projects

Happy Wednesday folks.  I was supposed to come back last night with an extra project since I was down and out on Monday, but alas I had a raging migraine and the only thing I could do was sleep.  SOOOOOOOOOOOOO, today I have two different projects for you.  Both of which of course were created with images from the Jen Allyson Designs SD Card from Craftwell.

I want to say the flower is made with image 32 in the Flower Top category, but I’m not entirely sure and don’t have the time to look it up right now.  I do know that I cut it at three inches for the pink and 1.5 inches for the white.  I used three layers of pink and hot glued each layer using my mini high temp glue gun…so glad I kept that thing man.  The white center was attached with a brad and the flower hot glued to the card.  My bow was tied using my hideously ugly bow board and the sentiment is from this set:

kad013: Crafty Friends Sentiments Large Sheet In Stock! - Click Image to Close

It is available for purchase by clicking here and is a must have set for those of you that like to send cards and projects to your fellow crafting friends.  Please note though, it can be used for many other things as well.  Kristal’s stamps are all very versatile.  In fact, I just saw someone use this set on a wedding page.  Talk about awesome.

Now…for project two/Monday’s makeup project I came up with this:

Again, the cuts from Jen Allyson Designs and the stamps from K Andrew Designs.  This particular card features the Owly Hoo Sentiments and Hoot Owl sets (clicking on the set title will take you to the ordering page).

kad019: Hoot Owl Image Stamps: LARGE sheet - Click Image to Closekad015: Owly Hoo Sentiments (Large Sheet) - Click Image to Close

And now…I must head back to my craft table to make more pretty stuff.  Check back tomorrow for another project and don’t miss the monthly hop on Friday!

Getting Cricky Promo Week

Once again the Getting Cricky DT is showcasing projects every day this week that feature the K Andrew Designs Stamps.  This will help  you get a good idea on just how flexible these stamps really are.  The challenge this time around (last time it was use the same set all week) is to use a cartridge you have never used or one you haven’t used in at least three months.  No, I didn’t break out my Cricut for this project…instead I chose to use an SD Card from Craftwell USA that I haven’t used in some time.  The image card is called Jen Allyson Designs and looks like this:

There are a lot of really great images on this SD Card, images I honestly had totally forgotten about.  The explosion box I made on Sunday features cuts from this SD Card as well.  Here’s what I have for you for right now:

Supplies Needed:
6 in square card base
Jen Allyson Designs SD Card
Positive Thoughts from K Andrew Desings
Pearls (flat backed and strung)
Adhesive (glue gun, foam dots and ATG)
Stickles (Crystal used here)
Ink  for sentiment (Versafine Imperial Purple used here)
Distress Ink (Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves)
Bling (random collection from my stash)

I had Sir Purplberry cut Image 9 in the frame category for me at 5.5 inches.  Next we moved onto the “cute things” category and cut the two pieces for the crown.  I’m not sure of their numbers off-hand I’m sorry.  These were cut at 4.5 inches.  After distressing the edges of Image 9 with distress ink, I took my glue gun and string of pearls and hot glued the pearls to the edge of the card.  Man…me and glue guns lately.  Last night was another glue gun fiasco…maybe I’ll blog about that later.  After I was done with that, I took the crown and applied flat backed pearls and glitter to spruce it up then set it aside to dry.

While the crown was drying, I added the sentiment “a Queen is not afraid to fail” from the Positive Thoughts stamp set shown below.  I then took two pearl swirls I had and placed them in the right corner, cutting off the end points and adding the bling instead.  I then used some more random pearls from my stash to create my own “swirls” or lines between the two to help fill up the negative space.  Once the crown dried, I adhered it offset a bit with foam dots.  All of this was placed on a 6 inch square card base.

kad002: Positive Thoughts Stamp Set now shipping - Click Image to Close

I wasn’t feeling too great the past couple of days and did nothing more than rest yesterday so I missed a preview project for yesterday.  Please check back later today as I showcase another card creation featuring a different K Andrew Designs Stamps stamp set and another image of the Jen Allyson Designs image card!

Wanna see what the rest of my amazing DT Sisters have come up with and what cartridges they’re using (I think I’m the only one who doesn’t use a Cricut)?  Please click here to check it out.  Don’t forget to visit Getting Cricky for details on the new DT Call as well as lots of other fun and exciting information…including the Tuesday Tutorial which I’ll post momentarily.

Here Comes the Bride – Getting Cricky Simple Sunday Challenge

It was bound to happen…a wedding challenge.  I suppose it’s only fitting because the prime “I do” season will soon be upon us, but since my definition of marriage requires a man and I’m kinda anti-men a little bit still, this challenge served to be a little bit tough.  Then it hit me…you can’t have a wedding without later having an anniversary right?  My baby brother will be celebrating his 4th anniversary in the next few months.  He married the love of his life and in every picture of him on that day he is not just grinning or smiling but CHEESING.  I mean twinkle in the eye ear to ear grin and the whole nine.   I made this for him and will fill it with some of my favorite pictures from that day.

This explosion box project features  I Heart YouIt’s Valentines and Owly Hoo stamp sets.  I saw an explosion box with a cake in the middle on the eCraft HSN launch and the person who created was kind enough to put a tutorial on her blog.  You can visit her blog Crafty Kayes Room or this tutorial for instructions.
This box is not complete because it needs the In The Family stamp set from K Andrew Designs so I can add a Happy Anniversary sentiment around the anniversary hearts on the inside.  This set was designed especially for me, I’ve been asking for a family set for some time…look, isn’t it perfect?
kad030: In the Family stamp set Preorder - Click Image to Close
As usual, there is a challenge going on over at Kristal’s blog.  Be sure to head over to Getting Cricky to find out details on how you could link up and win!  Also, be sure to come back tomorrow when our DT features another pre-hop week of projects using SVG’s, image cards, or cartridges we’ve either never used or haven’t used in at least three months then tune in Friday at 9pm EST for the monthly Getting Cricky Hop!  See you back here tomorrow!