Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Todays Krafty Girls  design challenge is to create a project using flowers. This was a little more difficult for me because I don't usually use flowers. I have a new jar stamp I bought at Michael's that I have been wanting to use. It has a flower stamp as part of the set. I decided to use the jar stamp for the flower vase. I made a video describing how I made this card just because it seemed easier than typing everything down for you. I hope you enjoy!

I finally got the video to upload. I had lots of tech issues. Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Krafty Girls Design Team!!

I am so happy to be a member of my first design team.   I have to admit it's also a little scary. I wanted so for my first project to be a really good one and that put on some pressure. I decided to incorporate this week's challenge into crafting I would be doing anyway, with the hopes that it would take away some of my anxiety. 
I needed to do a welcome baby card for my daughter-in-law. I will be attending her baby shower in less than two weeks, so time is running out. Her shower theme is going to be owls. I thought that owls would be perfect for her card and it would meet the requirements of the "face it" challenge. I will also be making an owl themed banner for her shower. I'll try to post pictures when it's done. Anyway, to the challenge. Here's my entry:

Here's what I did:

It's a 5" x 7" card base. That's what I usually use. I used a Darice woodgrain folder for the background. The daddy owl is from the Give a hoot cartridge, page 28 cut at 4". I made all of my cuts from scraps of cardstock. I chose papers with a texture to help give a look of dimension.  The mommy owl is from Create a critter 2.  Page 37 cut at 2 3/4".  The baby owl is also from Create a critter 2, page 74, cut a 2".  I actually cut the wings, inner ears, and the whites of the eyes at about 4" to make them bigger. The ones cut at two inches just didn't seem to look right. It's really designed to be for Happy Hanukkah, but I just cut the little tip off the top of the hat and made it into a little baby beenie. The B on top of the beenie is a little epoxy sticker. I thought about stamping a B and then embossing it, but I found this sticker in my stash and took the easy way out. The twine is not twine at all, but some .08 hemp cord from Micheals jewelry department. I used hemp cord instead of twine because it has more body and has a rugged feel that went with the woodsy theme of the card. I hope you enjoyed my share. Until next time. Happy Crafting. :)