Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May The Fourth Be With You - May 4, 2016

Welcome to the

where we will celebrate all things Star Wars related.
Whether it's a card, scrapbook page, party plan or quilt, it's related to 
the Star Wars franchise in some way and we want to share it with you.

So in a galaxy far, far away there's a crafter working tirelessly to
create some movie magic for you...now on with the projects at hyper speed.

I created a Yoda card.

I pulled an image from Google and traced it with my Silhouette software. I took the image and offset it to create a background for the card, which I cut two pieces of. I then scored the top one about a half an inch down on his head so that I could glue the two pieces together and it would have a "hinge" to fold. Then I glued all the layers. I have shown the sizes I cut everything at. I wanted it to be a big card. It probably would have been a lot easier to cut the layers from vinyl, but I wanted that paper pieced look. Also, if you're going to cut an image like this, I would turn the overcut on in your Sil software and also decrease your pressure. Mine was too high which is why there are white "tears" on my paper. Like all handmade things, it's not perfect and that's why we love to do what we do. Hope you enjoyed my card today!

Be sure to comment on each blog in today's hop to be entered into the drawing for a
$10 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate given away by our hop host and Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator Theresa Knopf.

Click the picture above to be taken to SU page.

Next, you will check out Amanda's project.

Thanks for flying by today.
Here's the line-up in case you end up on the wrong planet (I mean blog):

Theresa Knopf http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
Alicia O'Bryant http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com

Sarah Biswabic www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Holli Pruitt Rodriguez Sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Melissa Christine http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
Amanda Rhodes http://salnclts76.blogspot.com
Lisa Frederick http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com

Friday, March 18, 2016

He Is Risen Blog Hop: March 19, 2016

Welcome to the He Is Risen Blog Hop! So nice to have you join us.

Today's hop will be a celebration of Christ rising from the grave.

We've got a great group of bloggers today and the projects will just wow you.

Please comment on each of the blogs the hop to be entered into the prize drawing.

Today's prize is a $10 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp.

The hop will be open for comments until March 31st.
Winner will be announced on Theresa's blog on April 1st. No Fooling!

Now on with the projects.

I have three projects to share today. Two are religious and one is just general spring/non-religious. I hope you enjoy them.

First up, my "Easter Blessings" banner.

The background scalloped images came from Birds Cards. The font is Ballerina Script found on Dafont. I made the cross shape myself since it's really just a couple differently sized skinny rectangles. I wanted it to be purple because it's a royal color. I used a distressed wood grain paper for the bigger middle cross to give it some dimension. I used CTMH crystals to accent here and there. I accented the sides of each banner piece with shabby flowers. I think it looks perfect on the mantel.


My next project is a burlap cross. I literally just hot glued burlap into the shape of a cross. There is a tutorial on Youtube from May May Made It that was my inspiration piece. Mine ended up looking a little more like a plus sign than a cross, but I still love the way it turned out. I used a shabby flower to accent the middle and distressed the edges with brown Memento ink.

Lastly is my cute little Spring Bunny door hanger. It's an upcycled project because I used cardboard and peeled off the top layer to expose the corrugated part. I used my Silhouette to cut a bunny shape as big as I could. I had to piece it together but it ended up being about 12x18. I traced it onto the cardboard and cut it using an exacto knife. Then I used two different sized circle punches to create the polka dots and kept adding them until I felt it looked right. I distressed the edges of the circles with the same brown Memento ink. Then I added a burlap bow and a shabby flower for the tail. Super easy and super cute. I wouldn't put this somewhere where it will be exposed to the elements, because it is cardboard.

That's it for me, folks! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects. If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask.

Up Next is Anna

Don't forget to comment for your chance to win.

In case you get lost, here is the entire lineup.

Theresa - scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
CADC DT -cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com
Kim - katydidcards.com
Barbara - barbarab3.blogspot.com
Holli - sunflowerholli.blogspot.com
Beth - http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com
Connie - www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Sarah - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
Melissa - papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
Anna - grumpygrandmacreations.blogspot.com
Enclade - www.nanasscrapspot.com