Friday, April 27, 2012

Sweetest Fairy Princess Elephant Ever

Here is a gift box I made today with my new favoritest stamp ever!  It's sooo girly :)))

Totally cute, right?  Here's a close up of her. 

The stamp set is called Make a Wish and comes with a wand, tierra, and the words Girl, Make a Wish, Birthday, and wishes.  I love the Humphrey line not only because they are so dang cute, but there is no hair to stress about. Lol.  (Man I wish I could figure out how to color black hair w/ markers!) 

She is colored w/ Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and I used Icicle, diamond, and Fruit Punch Stickles to give her a little sparkle.  The gorgeous pink Sparkle cardstock I used for the background has been in my stash for ages and I have no clue who makes it.  Same with the grey ribbon.  I used my Grand Caliper to cut out the center square shape on the lid and added acetate behind it using regular tap.  (You can get acetate sheets cheap at Joanns).  Then I attached the image under the clear acetate using tape as well.  I made the box in just a couple of minutes using my Boxer Board.  I scored at the 2 inch mark so the box measures 8 inches across.  You can find directions on how to make this bow here.

I am entering my gift box in the following challenges:
Joyful Stamper - Anything goes
Little Scrap pieces - Use a Bow
Stampin for the weekend - Sparkle and shine
Cute card Thursday - Animal Magic
Inked paws challenge blog - Clean and Simple
Southern girls challenge - Get your Girly On
Crafting for all season - Anything but a Card
Crafty creations challenges - That's what Little girls are made of
Creative craft challenges2 - Let's see some animal antics
Forever friends challenge - Think Pink (and an animal)
Love to create challenge - Anything Goes
The Crazy challenge - Feminine/Girly

Hope you have a great weekend!  It's going to be in the 80s here so we are going to enjoy the sunshine :)


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hooked (on you)

I've got a fishing layout today.  Now, I know absolutely nothing about fishing, but Nicholas joined Cub Scouts about six months ago and has been wanting to earn belt loops; one of which is Fishing.  So off I went with the kids to a place called Troutdale where they fill a man made lake full of trout and you use corn or salmon eggs as bait.  This adventure cost $60 when it was all said and done as they charge an entrance fee and fee for each inch of fish you catch (no throw backs).  No we didn't eat the trout, too many bones and other fee for cleaning it).  But he did earn his belt loop, and I got a few fabulous pictures.  And the kids thought it was really, really fun.  Plus, I only screamed once when one of the fish wiggled his way off Lara's hook.   The family next to us probably didn't catch a thing when we left shortly after.

The paper and letter stickers are from W R Memory Keeper's Anthologie collection.  My bff Stacy gave them to me for my birthday.  I distressed the edges around the pictures and large yellow and green paper.  The fishing pole and fish were cut from the Simply Charmed (pole) and Child First Year (fish) Cricut Cartridges.  The acetate flourishes and red scalloped circle are from Little Yellow Bicycle and the I used my Grand Caliper for the scalloped die cut frame.

The fabulous rubber stamp of the frog fishing is called Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher and is from The Tales of Beatrix Potter collection.  The "All good things come to those who Bait..." is also part of the 9 piece stamp set.  After coloring him with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I added the fish diecut to his line with a pop dot.  

I am entering my layout for the following challenges:
Let's capture these sketches - layout sketch challenge
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything but a card
Divas by design - anything but a card
Shopping our Stash - April showers/snow or anything water related
Simon says stamp and show - Anything goes
Pile it On - Pop it up

Have a great week!