Sunday, February 27, 2011

1/11 Ottobre harem pants

European Size 80 using Michael Miller /patty young aqua interlock knit.

I made this for Lilly to match the purple fleece top she is pictured in.

Of course all the other kids had to get into the picture...and it made Lilly happy and willing to pose, so I used them.

Observations on pattern:
I believe the name of these pants are Acrobatics. The waist is too loose....but that might be the type of knit that I used. Lilly is perfectly sized at the 80 by measurements..all of them, but the length of the pants is *almost* too short. So if you are making them, make sure to measure your inseam so you are not left with MC hammer capris....

Although unusual, I do like them on my 19 month old. Not sure if I would try to do these for my 5 yr old, she might be too picky about the style.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lovely Charlotte Birthday card

I just recently got Charlotte from the Kraftin Kimmie birthday sale. I have always just loved her and now that my 18m baby girl is now starting to love on baby dolls, well, it is even more perfect!
I actually had her done and almost ready to put on the card for last week's challenge, but never could make it look quite she just sat unfinished most of the week on my desk. So I decided to just hurry up, and make it into a challenge card for this week, which is a sketch...can view here.
Stripe paper from KandCompany stack from summer. Green and brown CS from SU. Green CS embossed with a cuttlebug folder. Brown cs cut with Nestie. Happy Birthday stamp from GIna K designs, and of course Charlotte has bee colored with copics.
She will also be put into the Kindergarten "keep in touch" basket that will be in the auction at the carnival at Alexandra's school.

Apple Thank you

A thank you card with the main image from Flourishes and entered into their challenge which was use 3 pattern papers. I colored the image with copics and since the apples and flowers were warm colors, I entered it into the Copic Creation Challenge also. I actually used 2, the brown diecut with a nestie and the tag that has the sentiment on it was a wood grain pattern. I created a patterned paper with cuttlebug and then distressed it. bright. I also used the diamond pattern or checks...which is the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss Challenge.
The green cs is from SU, the pattern papers from DCWV recycled pack. Sentiment is from Gina K designs. All the papers were distressed using Tim Holtz inks...walnut and main image with linen. The ABC challenge was to make old-fashioned and that is what I used the distressing inks I liked how it toned down the green, which was very bright. I think it was the green galore!
This card will be put in a basket for a "keep in touch" theme at my oldest child's kindergarten class. It will be in an auction at the carnival. Hope people like what I am doing!

Celebrate Sugar Bowl Style!!

Today I was able to get to the crafting area. So nice of those people to leave me all alone for just a LITTLE while. Not long, but long enough to make a card for a few challenges!
Image is Sugar Nellie colored with copics
Sentiment is a freebie from TAC-embossed in black.
Pattern paper is from DCWV old world mat stack.
CS is black SU and unknown white! :)
Ruffled black ribbon from RABOM

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Little Mermaid!

What a sweet little Mermaid! Arianna from Kraftin Kimmie was colored in copics and cut out with Nesties and out of box technique--YOUtube video here, Splitcoast Stampers tutorial here

I used the Sketch Saturday to inspire my layout.

Nestie Label in SU pink cs, pierced and edged in stickles.

Brown SU cs and DCWV glitter CS in aqua are both cut with scalloped edge punch & layered.

Pattern paper with swirls is from K&company stack.

White organdy ribbon from RABOM and pink grosgrain ribbon from SU many moons ago!

Tiny pearls in corners.


Paptertake weekly--glitz--glittery aqua paper, shimmer on the organdy ribbon, stickles on the nestie edges

sketch saturday--slightly modified-bow instead of sentiment

Truly scrumptious--swirlys and pearls--swirly patterned paper, swirly hair and tail, pearls in corners.
7 Kids College Fund: Square...nuff said

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Lillth in love....

Made for Valentines day and several challenges, here is Lilth in love.
Kraftin Kimmie stamp colored with copics, peach paper unkown CS, patterned paper is an old DCWV old I don't know when and the stack fell apart a long while ago.
Because she is in love and a valentine.... I sponged distess ink in worn lipstick around her. What a nice rosey glow of love it made. I just got it yesterday, so I had to use it!!! I was very excited!
Her feet stick out just a tad from the circle nestie by using the out of the box technique found on splitcoast
The peach cardstock was lightly sponged with distress ink walnut stain. Helps it stand out more as the peach was too pale.
The chocolate chip CS from SU is sponged over a template of tim holtz's with a flourish. I used the walnut stain again. Very faint but adds some texture without being overwhelming. This might be for my darling Husband, and he doesn't like too much crazy stuff on cards. Whenever he watches as I browse on blog hops or whatnot, he often "scoffs" at the over embellished cards....and only seems to allow it at christmas. He is odd....I guess, or I am...who knows!
The "love" stamp is from TAC and was sponged with walnut and the circle is a faux brad was made by using the stencil's tag that had a hole to hang it on the hook at the self...and sponged again in walnut.
Entering in several challenges:

Flourishes--Winter Thaw...looking forward to spring!

I don't really have the flowers that BREAK through the snow...but at least I do have a spring flower that I always look forward to. We have 5 lilac bushes in our yard and we constantly have them on our dining table during the summer. It helps that my littlens love to pick things! :)
I also used to colors from the challenge as well.
Green, black, purple CS from SU
Copic markers
cuttlebug folder
ricrack from my local sewing shop
SU retired black organdy ribbon
Antique linen distress ink
No sentiment as I am unsure what I am going to use this for...or whom...but I promise I will not hord it as I am trying to do an anit hording thing as a new years res... no hording calories, fat, paper, food (overstocking...dont forsee a drought or grocery store collaspe coming...) and of course, the cards I make. I have a hard time giving them away...don't know why. mine mine mine. Guess I am just a bit selfish....or worried they will not treasure them as I do, or won't like them....which would be worse! Anyways....thanks for looking!

Piggy Birthday

This card is for my sister in law who has a birthday. I will write a happy birthday greeting on the inside that refers to her age and how surprising it is to make it kinda humorous. She is into country and lives on a pigs, but she did grow up with them.... Hope its not offensive! :)

Supplies: All SU cardstock
colored with copics
stamp from TAC
pink/brown plaid ribbon from RABOM
Entered into the following Challenges:
Crafty Catz: Plaid (my new ribbon from love it!)
Cute Card Thursday for funny....kinda, but it is the closest I've got!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Still Peace in the house....Last Valentine!

Baby still asleep...dinner is leftovers and the 5 and 3 yr olds aren't fighting! Got my last one done!

Flourish Image stamped in momento ink, colored in copics.
Still looking for a little bee to buzz.....
Hand wrote "bee mine" as I don't have valentine sentiments and I wanted a bee and this sentiment.
Diecut of SU cs was done on my Siloutte tied with white 7/8 organdy from RABOM.
"Dew Drops" generic from Michaels and colored to right color by copics.
Dotted hearts paper from a freebee from a drawing at my local scrap store. thank you More Memories, New Paris, IN.
Striped paper from DCWV pad from I don't know when! :)
card is a 5.5x5.5
Entering in th Flourishes Challenge for Valentines
Used the Saturday Sketch to inspire me. And in the Gorjuss you like it....and I do like it. hmmm...just hope hubby does, as he is picky about haveing cards that are too "busy."

They Sleep.....I stamped AGAIN!!! Valentine Card for Challenges

The 2 little ones have been sleeping really I have two posts in one day!

Drucilla from Kraftin Kimmie has been stamped in momento ink and colored in copics.

She is cut out and mounted on an old patterned paper from DCWV stack, cut out/embossed with spellbinder label nestie.

I embossed the sentiment from Flouishes (From lilac or waterlillies stamp sets...have both sets in a case) in silver and layered on SU dk brown CS.

Two more patterned papers, kinda unknown.... are layered under.

I love how she turned out. I wish I had pewter colored embossing powder to show up more, but I love it anyways, I think it compliments the corner bling....was going to put a hardware corner in pewter in the bottom right corner, but decided against it.
Entered into Challenges:

I used the Sketch from Truely Scrumptous Challenge.
Have hearts (dots are hearts and teddy has one!) from 7 kids college fund challenge.
Papertake challenged us to have flowers--on the paper...
And finally, Stamping for the weekend challenged us to "warm it up"...I think hearts, warm colors and...well, Drucilla always warms my heart with her slightly crazed loving smile/look! :)

Kraftin Kimmie Recycle card for challenges REDONE

So, I didn't like the first try, so I rearranged the card and added a few elements and I think if is better.

cuttlebug embossing folder on blue SU cs, cut with fiscars border punch

green ribbon from michaels

su mango cs inked with distress walnut stain in, same CS cut and embossed with spellbinder.

Image from Kraftin Kimmie stamped in momento ink, copic colored, sponged distress linen ink, cut with spellbinder. Dress is glittered up and the image is popped up to go over the tulle.

dk brown CS is from SU, cut by spellbinder label, embossed with sentient from Gina K

Bow from Tulle RECYLCED from leftovers fro making my boy his blue tutu (matches sisters...) and again with the
Created for the....
Saturday Challenge--Hot Chocolate
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Whiff of Joy Sledding Fun Challenge Card

My Only Whiff of Joy Stamp...but given the amount of snow we are getting today/tomorrow. I feel it is a good mix. The sentiment is from Cherry Blossom set from flourishes.
SU cardstock...brown/ivory, stack pack from JAfabrics, teal ribbon satin from RABOM, Spellbinders, buttons from my mother's collection, Tim Holtz distress inks (vintage photo and linen), turquoise stickles.
Thanks for looking

Kraftin Kimmie Recycle card for challenge

I am trying to figure out what i wrong with this card. I made it for the challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie blog, but for some doesn't look goo din my eyes. I need to fix it but don't know what would do it. Please let me know if you have an idea on what to do to make it better....cause it needs...somethin!
I have 3 little ones 5 and under and so I color when I can, then store the images that are colored for future use. My oldest dd loves to color, so it is great thing for us to do together without havin to drag out all the crafty stuff and have to tell her no no no that she can't use them! :) I am a little possive about my stuff.
Now...a little about Lilith and her froggy. The bow made out of tulle is left over a tutu I made my son (hes 3 and had to have one like his big sis!)
Other supplies: spellbinders nesties, SU cardstock, cuttlebug folder, copics, edge puncher, dots from michaels