Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scrap the Music Challenge 203B

Hey Everyone!

After participating in the Online Core'dination Crop last week, I have the bug. The Core'dination bug that is. I decided to use only Core'dination paper in this weeks challenge from Scrap the Music.

203B- Scrap a song that your parent sang to you or you sign to your child (ren).

I remember my mom would sing two songs to me. One is Ozark Mountain Lullaby and the other was Coat of Many Colors (Dolly Parton). My mom would also sew clothes for me. I remember a beautiful blue dress with little white dots and a lacy trimmed apron. I was two years old. My mom still has the dress. When I have a baby girl it will become her dress. My mom would always make an outfit for me every school year. I remember feeling so pretty. lucky and rich.

I decided to hand stitch each square on the 12x12 layout to represent the different pieces of material my mom would use. The picture is of me wearing a dress my mom made when I was about one.

I added flowers and buttons to accent the page.

Both pieces of writing are lyrics from the song. Lyrics can be found here.

I hope you like the layout and thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Core'dination Online Crop

Today is the first day after the end of the Core'dination Online Crop. I'm really sad that it's over already. I have really enjoyed talking and sharing projects with people from around the world. I think that was the most creative five days I've ever had.

As a side note I couldn't help, but complete another page using the sketch from Challenge #14. Here it is:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Entry for Melissa's Handmade Embellishment Challenge

Here is a quick card I made using straps and hand cutting the pieces to make a coffee cup. I also embossed the Whitewash red paper using the Candy Cane Cuttlebug folder.

Entry for Core'dination Online Crop Challenge #3- Antiquing

Two and a half hours to go!

So on with the show....

Challenge #3- Char-Antiquing

I decided to use papers from the Chocolate Box with Graphic 45 Steampunk paper to create layouts of one of the costumes I created.  Here is the final layout. It is a two page spread.

I cut and antiqued the banner pieces that rest under the Graphic 45 paper on both pages.

I also antiqued the photo mounts. Then ripped them around the pictures.The gears are cut using the Indie Art cartridge for the Cricut. I also used real gears that I got at Lowe's.

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Entry for Core'dination Challenge #10- Tags and Journaling

Good Afternoon Everyone!

It 3pm here in New Hampshire. That means there is only nine hours left to the Core'dination Online Crop. I'm sad that it will be over so soon. I have really enjoyed chatting with participants online using Blogger and Facebook.

Challenge #10- Use tags and Journaling

I decided to make a card. I used tags to create the tombstones that line the bottom of the card and the journaling is a newer stamp from Memory Box.

The swirl was created by sanding a piece of Core'dination while it was on top of a chip board swirl then I cut it out.

 I used Stickles in Midnight Blue to add some bling to the card base.

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Entry for Core'dination Challenge #13 from Cari

Challenge #13 is from Cari. I had a little trouble deciding what to do. I really love using the Black Magic Collection from Core'dination. I decided to use five different sheets to do a card stock only layout using a picture of me playing dress up (Yes even adults like to play dress up).

Here is the final layout:

I scored a line one inch in all the way around the 12x12 piece of Petrificus.

Then using a piece of Freeze I score at one inch intervals than turned the paper on an angle to repeat the scored lines every inch.

I the cut a strip of Protect. I scored every quarter of an inch flipping the paper back and forth. After sanding I cut the strip into a banner shape

The yellow piece is Magic. I scored every half inch on a diaginal.

The butterflies are cut using the Cricut from Wizard. I then used my bone folder to score the outline of the butterfly from the back side of the die cut before sanding.

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Entry for Core'dinations' Online Crop Mini Challenge #4

Yesterday Core'dination posted four timed mini challenges. This is my version of the fourth challenge-sketch.

I used paper from the Chocolate Box collection. The pictures are on my two Min-Pins (Chica and Spike) and my Maine Coon cat (Cranky). They miss me very much when I'm at work. So once I get home I lay on the couch with them for a little bit. 

The title "Miss You" is cut from the Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge. 

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Entry for Core'dination's Online Crop Challenge #4- Card stock only

Good Morning,

The sun is up and I am working away at my craft table. This morning I finished up my entry for Debbie's Card stock only challenge (#4). Here is a final picture of the layout I created.

The only thing not core'dination paper is the photo and the brads in the center of the flowers.

I cut the Lady and gentleman kissing from the Victorian Romance Cricut cartridge then sanded them for a softer look.

The photo was taken in September of 2011. Jerad, my boyfriend, flew out to New Hampshire from Washington (the state) to be with me. We went to high school together and were great friends. It took a few years, but he told me how much he cared for me. So here we are almost a year later and still together. I really feel loved. I thank the powers that be for letting this relationship have a chance to bloom.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Entry for the Core'dination Online Crop Challenge #5--Strips

Good Evening Everyone!

Only one day left to the Core'dination Online Crop. I have a lot of work ahead of me. So far I have completed seven of the thirteen original challenges. I'm felling really good about them as this goes along. Now I am working on Debbie's card stock only challenge. My plan is to have that one posted tonight before I go to bed.

Here is my layout:

I used a sheet of paper from the Moulin Rouge Collection by Prima Marketing. I used three sheets of Core'dination Essentials in Celery, Burgundy and Pea Pod for the strips and the photo mount. I folded the strips and antiqued the photo mounts before sanding them.

 I stitched the stripes into place using my sewing machine.

 I used lacy green ribbon around the photo mount and embossed the word "Hope" using bronze embossing powder and my VersaMarker.

Thanks for stopping by my  blog.

Entry for the 3pm Timed Core'dination Challenge

 HEre is my finished card for the Recipe Timed Challenge as part of the Core'dination Online Crop. I cut out the tags and embossed them using a Cuttlebug folder before sanding them. I stamped the sentiment on the horizontal tag before inking it with Distress ink in Wild Honey. Then I hand stitched with brown twine around the bottom edges of the card. The is used as an accent on the sentiment tag.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Entry for the Core'dination Online Crop Color Challenge

Good Evening Everyone!

It's been a busy day! I just got home and it's ten o'clock at night here in New Hampshire. I was at Stamping Memories in Belmont New Hampshire helping set up for the Second Chance with Saving Grace Crop Fundraiser tomorrow. The Crop will be from 11am to 5pm.

This morning I worked on another challenge from the Core'dination Online Crop. Today's project focused on Lydia's color challenge. This is what I came up with:

I cut the flowers out using the George and Basic Shape Cricut Cartridge at three different sizes. The flowers are the two different reds layered together. I layered the two green and used the blue as the rectangle for a sentiment. The white paper in the center of the blue card stock is actually inked using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.

I also made a portfolio to hold the four note cards and envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Entry for Core'dination Online Crop-Challenge #9

Good Morning Everyone!

It's day four of the Core'dination Online Crop. I fell a little behind yesterday. I hit a creative block, but I think I'm good today. I'm new to the Pintreset scene. Challenge #9 is from Ellen using a layout that was pinned. Here is that layout:

Here is my take on the layout:

 Here I etched the snowflake into the Whitewash Core'dination called Cottage Porch. Then I added Stickles in Waterfall to bring out the color and sparkle of the season.

The vellum words are held in place using gem brads. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!