Monday, February 23, 2015

Righty Tighty Lefty Loosey

That old saying has been a joke around me for a long time. I get left and right confused, even now. I blame it on my dad who worked with people in as technician in an eye clinic. If he pointed right, he meant the other person's left and so on. My students find it funny when I get cofuzzled by it.

Anyway, I've wanted to use this saying since I got the set and this week's As You See It Challenge was the perfect time to make this card:

I love the sketch. I found that 4 x 1 1/4 rectangles fit across the card pretty well. I used FAST FUSE, and boy, it fuses fast. I couldn't reposition the black rectangle after I eyeballed it wrong! I used the Chalkboard paper from the Occasions Catalog and White Craft Ink for the tools. I like the way they look. In fact, I used no Whisper White on this whole card! I'm proud of myself! When I asked my husband (I should know better) if this card was masculine enough. He said, "If you get rid of the ribbon." I said, "That's cotton twine." He said, "Whatever you call it, it's ribbon." I like it, so it stays.

Here's this week's As You See It Challenge Sketch.

I love the inspiration I get from this challenge every week, whether I have time to participate or not.

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Happy Creativity!


Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Yep. I'm THAT Auntie that uses the words SUPER SPECIAL to convince her  soon-to-be 5 year old niece to allow me to make her birthday invitations. When she say the prototype, her reaction was, "Wow. All I can say is WOW." Now, they are even better:

and the inside:

The inside was done with My Digital Studio and I tried to get the Clare's 5th Birthday by the celebrate on the front. The card was too visually overwhelming so I added the vellum piece after I embossed it. The card became super-cool, then!

I used the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die to create the card base. I then wanted some contrast, so I cut out the snowflake center and then turned it 90 degrees to cut it other way to get rid of the straight lines.  See?:

I got smarter as I went and cut down the straight lines, which released the snowflake and I could easily see the borders. However, I forgot to get a picture.

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I hope the rest of the birthday decorations go as well as this has! Happy Creativity! Sara

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Golden Birthday!

I love that I can spend a few hours in my studio using stuff lying around (especially in it's current messy state) and create a pretty cool gift for my nephew:

Tuesday is his Golden Birthday, 17! So I found his favorite candy in gold and then added his money gift. At this age, money is the best use of my gifting skills. He's going to have a fun time unlollying those $5 bills! Did I mention there are 17 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups?

I used many products in this gift. I just kept finding more and more yummy things to add! I used the star framelits for some gold foil accents as well as the Hello You framelits on the banner. The base is a tin can covered with the Back to Black Designer Series Paper. The bow and vase filler is the retired gold waffle paper. I have now used it all! I stamped in gold Encore Ink using the Good News birthday stamp. I just inked the birthday half. 

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Stamp therapy was definitely needed this weekend after a valentine's week with 6th graders. Whew! 

Happy Creativity!


Monday, February 9, 2015

What's Black and White with Red All Over?

My card:

My Stampin' Celebration girls needed two valentine's so they'd have enough to send to whomever they actually send cards to (I am terrible at it). I only buy one valentine set a year, which was the Wood You Be Mine one, so I started looking for hearts in my other stuff. I found plenty and chose the small heart from the Sale-a-bration set You Brighten My Day and the rows of Hearts from Chalk Lines, which I always forget I own! The rest was punches and the new embossing folder! 

I love the black, red, and white combination. Classic, but fun.

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Happy Creating! Sara

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I'm a Lumberjack and that's ok....

My dad sang that song to torture me as a kid. At the Deer Shack, I learned the "real" words. We found a pretty cool Lumberjack T-shirt two years ago and he started singing the song with Clare, my neice. They are pretty funny dancing together. Anyway, I loved this Lumberjack since I first saw the set and even Bubba liked him last night, although, I think that was the beard.

I used the On Film Framelit that looks like a polaroid to frame him and I like the look. I went with a simple Sahara Sand base. I added a strip of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, although it's hard to see the woodgrain nature of the paper in this photo.  Bubba thought the beard should have some gray in it (too look like him). 

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Happy Creating! Sara


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