Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! 

Welcome to the Bombshell Stamps Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Jenn's blog.  If not, please start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Unfortunately,  I do not have a project ready for today.  I was planning on creating it this past weekend but I have been sick and getting some rest per the doctor's orders.   =(   

Please hop on over to the next stop at Rachael's blog to see what awesome project she has created.

Happy Hopping!
 - Kim

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com/
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com/
Glittery Katie: http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.com
Torrey: http://left-field-studio.blogspot.com/
Emily: http://www.bombshellemsartisticexpressions.blogspot.com
Lizzie: www.ohsnaplizzie.com
Jodi: http://www.elamdesign33.blogspot.com/
Stempeliejente: http://stempelientje.blogspot.com
Jenn: http://stampinangeljenn.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://www.craftypinkanchor.blogspot.com
Rachael: http://rachaelshandmadedesigns.blogspot.com/
Susie: http://whiteribboncards.blogspot.co.uk
Sparkly Mary: http://sparkly-train.blogspot.com/
Kathi: http://kathstales.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Jolly Halloween - eCraft DT Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!
Today's project is a Halloween Door Hanger, great for treats (not tricks!) or even for just a decoration!
 
I used a vintage Halloween pumpkin on this project. I love vintage Halloween decor!!! It's fun and cute but still kinda spooky and creepy at the same time. I still remember some of the old vintage decorations my Mom had hanging up for Halloween when I was a kid. Especially a vintage halloween cat that she used to hang up on the wall. I loved that cat! Hmmm.... I think I am off to make another door hanger now...
Supplies:
eCraft
SCAL3
Worldwin Paper - 12x12 Copper Ore Petallics Cardstock, Black and white Cardstock
SVG Cuts - December Door Hangers SVG Kit; Midnight Jamboree SVG Kit
Ink: Purple
Stamps: Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings #2
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
How To:
Import the Snowman Door Hanger pieces into SCAL 3 and cut out at the size per the instructions. You will only need the scallop back base, the white base piece on top, the box, the nameplate and oval. Stamp the stars stamp all over the white background in purple ink and let dry (by Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings #2). Also stamp the "A Jolly Halloween" saying onto the white oval and let dry. I inked the edges of both white cardstock pieces in purple ink.
Next cut out 4 bats from Midnight Jamboree at 2.5 inches wide and the squat jack at 4.25 inches wide in black cardstock. To get the background for the squat jack, I imported another squat jack svg at 2.5 inches wide and right clicked select all and then break apart and deleted all of the face and curved pieces and cut out the outline in copper cardstock.
Once everything is dry, adhere everything together as per the picture.
There you have it, a spooky cute Halloween Door Hanger ready for treat giving or for your own home decor!
Have a great day!
 
- Kim

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Graffiti Bombshell

Hey hey!  Who's happy it's Wednesday?!  I am! 

It's the 3rd Wednesday of the month and that always means one thing... time for the Pin-Up Challenge over at Bombshell Stamps!  I really look forward to this every month because the theme is always different, you never know what the monthly Pin-Up will be challenging everyone with. 

Ms. September is Lizzie (aka OhSnapLizzie),  and she has challenged us to use paint splatters this month.  Make sure to check out all of the Bombshell Ladies' projects over at the Bombshell Stamps Blog and link up your take on this challenge using Bombshell Stamps for a chance to win a free stamp set!

Here's my graffiti-ish easel card using paint splatters.


I used Bombshell Stamps "Bombshell Angel" and "Speed Shop" Sets and colored them with Copic Markers.  Bombshell Angels clothes are from the "Bombshell Clothing" Die Cut Collection and cut out with the Silhoutte Cameo.


White cardstock was embossed using the Tim Holtz Alterations Brick Embossing Folder and the Cuttlebug.  I then splattered neon colored acrylic paint onto it.


The lettering is a free download from DaFont.com called A Dripping Marker. I imported the ttf file into SCAL3 and cut out the letters in white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo, added a black shadow layer and colored in the letters with Copic Markers.


Now go get out your Bombshell Stamps and create something using paint splatters and link it up on their blog! Don't forget you don't have to create a card, it can be anything your heart desires!  www.BombshellStamps.blogspot.com

Have a great day!
- Kim

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arrr! Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

(note: This is my 2nd post for today, if you are looking for the eCraft DT post please scroll down to the next post.)

Ahoy Matey's! 

Tomorrow* is International Talk Like A Pirate Day! You can find out more about it here (http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html) but before you go on off to learn more about talking like a pirate or playing some pirate games, please check out my Pirate's Life Card using Bombshell Stamps!

The ladies over at Bombshell Stamps have all made some really beautiful cards in honor of the day, so make sure you check them out too! (http://www.bombshellstamps.blogspot.com/)

Here's my card using Bombshell Stamps A Pirate's Life Set:


This card was made using the sketch over at Retro Sketches (#29) which I am linking up to.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

- Kim

*edited on 9/18 - My apologies, tomorrow is actually International Talk Like A Pirate Day, not today! I got my posting dates wrong.


Time Flies... - eCraft DT Tuesday

Hi Everyone!
 
 Today's project was made with the awesome eBosser and WorldWin Papers!  WorldWin Papers is our sponsor this month and I've really enjoyed creating projects with their cardstock. I love how beautifully it cuts in the eCraft and eBosser.  And it also embosses great!
 
Sometimes you just need a quick card (which as you know, I am all about because I'm sure I've mentioned it once or twice before!) and the eBosser really helps get this accomplished.  Below is a card I made that really took not a lot of time to make at all.  I am totally loving the vintage yet retro vibe that this card has. The black stripe cardstock reminds me of a vinyl record!  Read on below for a list of supplies and the how to if you want to re-create this for yourself or someone special! =) 


 
Supplies:
-eBosser by Craftwell
-Cardstock: All Cardstock by WorldWin -  High-Gloss Stripes in Black Stripes; Pearlescents Swirl Cardstock in white; Pink and Blue Cardstock
-Embossing folder - Clock by Tim Holtz Alterations/ Sizzix Texture Fades
-Dies: Photo Corners #2 Sizzix Sizzlits; Vintage Market Alphabet by Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix
-Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Pop Dots
- Scorer and Scoring Board
- Paper Trimmer or eCraft
 
embossing close-up
 
 
How To:

-Take an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of black stripe cardstock and hold it so that the 11 inches is horizontal.  Score the 11 inch in half at 5 1/2 inches so you now have a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card.
 
-Next cut a piece of pink (or blue) cardstock to 4 x 5 inches using your eCraft or paper trimmer. 
Using the eBosser, emboss the pink (or blue) cardstock with the Clock embossing folder by Tim Holtz / Sizzix.  Also, using the eBosser cut out 2 Sets of the Vintage Market Alphabet die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix in the same color cardstock that you used to emboss the clocks (pink or blue) and cut out 4 sets of the Photo Corners #2 Die (by Sizzix Sizzlits) in the Pearlescents Swirl Cardstock in white.
 
-Take your black stripe folded cardstock (with the fold on the left hand side) and glue the embossed clock cardstock in the middle of it about 1 inch from the bottom of the card.  Then for each corner of the embossed paper, glue a photo corner.  (For the pink card I used the fancy swirly photo corner and for the blue card I used the plain photo corner.)  Next take the alphabet you cut out and spell out 'Time Flies'.  Once you have the sentiment laid out on the card to your liking, adhere the letters to the card with pop dots and your card is done!  (Depending on the size of your pop dots you may need to cut them down like I did).
 
  I kept the rest of the letters and the photo corners that I cut but didn't use and stored them in a small scrap box.  They may come in handy if I ever need to make a fast and easy card or if I need them for another project!
 
One of my favorite features of the eBosser is the larger cutting/embossing platform - 8 1/2 x 11.7 inches - which made it really easy for me to use the long Tim Holtz/ Sizzix Alphabet die in this project. The platforms are all the same width and length, which means there are no sets of long and short platforms, so I don't have extra platforms taking up more room in my craft room!  Yay! More room for embossing folders! Lol.
 
 
If you are looking for World Win Papers you can check them out here: www.worldwinpapers.com.

- Kim

Friday, September 14, 2012

The eBosser and a Haunted House

Hi Everyone!

The awesome eBosser by Craftwell was on HSN yesterday!  Did you get a chance to watch?! Did you order one?!  By the time the day was over, HSN sold out of them.  Amazing!!! 

I really love the eBosser.  It embosses and cuts dies, and the best part is that you can use the dies you already own.  My favorite part is the large 8 1/2 x 11.7 inch platform.  Some other machines have the small and long sized platforms that you need to use depending on your dies, but not the eBosser!  There is only 1 set of platforms (A, B, C, D and E)  and they are all 8 1/2 x 12 --  so you don't need extra storage for your multiple size platforms.  It's also electronic, so there is no hand cranking involved.  I personally can't wait to emboss larger areas of my projects using it!

So far I've embossed a bunch of cardstock and I love how crisp and beautiful the embossing is. I've also cut cardstock, fun foam, and felt (the stiffer kind) with dies and they all cut great! 

If you did see the eBosser on HSN, that Happy Halloween Banner that was in front of the table was made by my fellow Craftwell DT member, Denise O'Connor.  I loooove that banner! It is so gorgeous! I can imagine how beautiful it must be in person.

 I made the Haunted House that was on the left hand side of the table of the HSN display.  If you saw it, and you are a customer/fan of SVG Cuts, it may have looked a little familiar to you!   I was inspired by SVG Cuts Haunted House in the Elmhurst Hollow SVG Kit and by Tamara's Gothic Glam Haunted House for the SVG Cuts Design Team. 

I don't have a tutorial for this but below I've included a list of some of the svg kits and supplies used in making this haunted house.

 Everything is made with cardstock, except for the vellum windows, wire on the moon and the base.  The base (ground) is a wooden board which I picked up at AC Moore and painted black with acrylic paint.

Supplies
eCraft and eBosser by Craftwell
Cardstock by Bazzill
SVG Cuts Kits and Collections: Elmhurst Hollow (bats, fence, and haunted house minus the windows and eyes), Dreadful Halloween Cupcake Wrappers (Jack O Lantern and Bat), Hazel's Wicked Witch Crafts (Jack O Lanterns, cat, skull, raven, trees, windows, Casandra the witch), Salazar's Scary Squares (ghosts).
Gravestones and Walk-way were made using SCAL3 basic shapes 
Dies: Pumpkin Mini Metal Die by Cottage Cuts; Spider and bat die by ProvoCraft  
Embossing Folders by Sizzix, Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix and ProvoCraft

My favorite part of the Haunted House are some shadows that I put inside the windows that you can see when the battery operated tealight candles are on.  On the left side of the house is a ghost in the window (which you can't see in these pics) and a cat in the top left front window (which you also can't see -- darn cheap battery operated tea lights!) and the witch in the bottom right window.



Thanks for letting me share my Haunted House with you!  If you have any questions please ask below.

Have a great day!

- Kim

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bombshell Stamps September Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone!
 
So, I've missed a few of the sketch challenges over at Bombshell Stamps. =(   
Actually, I don't think I have done any sketch challenges in a while...
 
But this month I got the September sketch completed and it feels great!!! Yay for me getting a sketch challenge accomplished! =D
 
 
Here's the sketch for September by the fabulous Kathi:
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And here's my card:


Close-up:


I used Bombshell Stamp Sets: A Pirate's Life, Mi Amor, and Love & Luck
Cardstock: All Hallow's Eve by Carta Bella
Markers: Copic
Ink: Tsukineko Memento in Tuxedo Black; Colorbox in black by Clearsnap
Electronic Embossing Machin - eBosser by Craftwell
Spellbinders Shapebilities Fancy Tags Three Die
Bat Embossing Folder by Sizzix
 
Don't forget to upload your version of the sketch challenge at the Bombshell Stamps Blog  for a chance to win!
 
Let me know what you think!
 
Have a great day!
 
- Kim



 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Don't you hate when you break a vase?! - eCraft DT Tuesday

Hi Everyone!

I am officially in Halloween Craftin' mode! I love Halloween!!! So it's no surprise it's my favorite holiday to craft and decorate for. 

Last year, I picked up some faux black roses from the local dollar store to use for a Halloween decoration. Unfortunately, the vase that was holding them fell onto the floor of the attic earlier this year and broke into pieces. So I thought, 'hey! why not make a cute vase for them with my eCraft?!' 
 

Supplies:
-eCraft
-SCAL3
-WorldWin Papers: 12x12 Copper Ore Petallics Cardstock, Black and white Cardstock
-Apothecary Jar Pretty Packaging Template SVG from My Time Made Easy
-Bracket 1 from Gothic Flourishes Collection by SVG Cuts
-Crinkle Ribbon
-4 purple rhinestones
-Happy Halloween Stamp -Martha Stewart Stamp and Ink Set with Tags - Carnival
-Ink: Ranger Archival Ink in Black
-Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive; Double sided tape; pop dots


How To:
First cut out the bottom base of the Apothecary Jar Template in Copper Ore Petallics Cardstock with your eCraft. (This Cardstock cuts great in the eCraft and it really makes the vase sturdy.) Adhere together per directions with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.  Next with your eCraft cut out the bottom top pieces in black (these are the decorative pieces) and adhere to the copper bottom. 


 To make the tag:  In SCAL3, import bracket 1 from SVG Cuts Gothic Flourishes Collection at 2.5 inch width. Add a shadow layer of 1.5 and then copy and paste the orignal tag into a new tab and cut out in Copper Ore Petallics Cardstock with eCraft. On the tab with the shadow layer, click select all and hit break apart. Delete inside rectangle. Cut out now solid shadow layer in white.

Adhere the copper inside bracket on top of the white bracket and stamp the Happy Halloween stamp in black ink in the middle of the white inside and glue small purple rhinestones to the corners. See picture.   Adhere the tag to the middle of the vase with a pop dot.

  Tie black crinkle ribbon around the top neck of the vase and tie a bow in the front. I used some small pieces of double sided tape underneath to hold the ribbon in place. Trim the ends to your liking.

  I added my faux black roses inside and now this cute Halloween vase is ready to decorate my table.


If you haven't checked out Worldwin Papers yet check them out here: www.worldwinpapers.com.

Also, don't forget to check out the eBosser's debut on HSN on Thursday September 13th between 1am and 2am!  And the eCraft will be on during the 2-3am hour!

Happy Tuesday!

-Kim

Saturday, September 1, 2012

eCraft DT Tuesday

Hi Everyone!

Have you ever seen a piece of cardstock and you immediately had a project idea pop into your mind?

That's exactly what happened to me when I saw this high-gloss de-lights holographic foil cardstock in champagne bubbles by Worldwin Papers.  I was immediately drawn to this silver foil cardstock that shimmers gorgeous pinks, blues, greens and yellows when it hits the light at a certain angle.  It's absolutely gorgeous!  (Okay, I admit it, I like shiny and sparkly things, so it's no surprise that I love this cardstock.)

 It is the perfect cardstock for an Anniversary Card that I needed to make for a friend.  But, this card is so versatile it could also be used for a Birthday Card, New Year's Card, or any celebration to cheers about!


Supplies:
eCraft
SCAL3
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers - 1 piece of 12x12 High-Gloss De-Lights Holographic Foils in Champagne Bubbles, 1 piece 8.5x11 High-Gloss Stripes in Black Stripes, 1 piece of 8.5x11 Pearlescents Swirl Cardstock (white); www.worldwinpapers.com (I found that their cardstock cuts beautifully in the eCraft)
SVG's:  Lettering Delights - Love Me Do Cut It Set (champagne glasses); LD Carefree Black Font
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and Pop Dots
Twine:  The Twinery - Charcoal Black Bakers Twine
Tools: Scoring Board; Scorer; Paper Trimmer


How To:
  First, using a paper trimmer, cut the piece of champagne bubble cardstock to 6x12 inches.  Then score one piece in half using a scorer and scoring board so it is now a 6x6 inch card. 
  Next, using SCAL3 and eCraft, import a basic square onto the screen and resize it to 5x5 inches and cut it out in the black stripe cardstock.
  In SCAL3 import the champagne glasses from Lettering Delights Love Me Do Cut It Set and resize it to 3 inches wide.  Select the layers of the champagne glasses and right click and hit ungroup.  Remove the top layer and delete it (layer with diamond bubble cut outs on it - you won't need this layer for this card).  Un-layer the glasses and champagne layer and cut out the champagne glasses using your eCraft in the pearlescent white cardstock and the champagne layer (cut out 2x, you will need 2 sets of this layer) in the silver champagne bubble cardstock. 
  Next using the LD Carefree Black Font spell out - CHEERS! - at text size 1.5 inches and cut this out using the eCraft in pearlescent white cardstock.
  Now that all the elements are cut out, it's time to assemble the card!  
  Cut a piece of black twine to 6 inches, adhere one end to the top of the back of the black cardstock and wrap around the front, then adhere the other end to the other side of the back of the black cardstock.  Cut a 4 inch piece of black twine and tie it into a bow, adhere with glue to the top left of the black cardstock on top of the twine that's already there.  Trim the ends as short as you'd like. (See picture).
  Adhere the first set of the champagne layer svg to the white champagne glasses.  Then take the 2nd champagne layer and adhere on top of the first set using Pop Dots underneath to add some dimension.  Adhere this to the black striped cardstock, about 1/4 of an inch below the twine.  Next, adhere the CHEERS! letters to the bottom of the black striped cardstock. 
  Take the 6x6 champagne cardstock and hold it so the fold is at the top, then adhere the black stripe cardstock (with the elements on it) to the middle. 

And there you have it -- a really cool, sparkly card for any celebration! 

If you have any questions just ask! 
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!

- Kim