Monday, May 21, 2012

A Farm Hello

Hi everyone!  It's Sara here with a card for our current challenge.

Christy posted our latest challenge.  She calls it Find-a-File:

This month, hunt through your forgotten computer files for a template, a digital paper, a color inspiration... whatever moves you.  Just create and post your link - you have until June 9th to play along!

Isn't that a fun challenge?  I have soooo many saved files that I never use.  So a-hunting I went...

I chose to use this awesome digital wood paper that I downloaded ages ago from Gina K's blog.  You can find the file HERE along with lots of other freebies.

You can read more about this card on my blog.

Hope you'll play along with this fun challenge.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

When Life Hands You Lemons...

May is Christy's month to host the Paper Dolls challenge and when I first read it I through, well that leaves me out...I don't have many digital images let alone know how to use them and when I was cleaning my craft room some time back I pitched all of the pattens and templates for paper piecing.  With Cricuts, dies and so many other ways to cut images I thought why would I ever need these again...that is until I read Christy's challenge.  Then I remembered that there was one website that had some wonderful digital images you can buy and print on your printers at home and her images are just so festive and whimsical.  I made a set of cards a while back using her adorable little "bees".  The name of the site is Pink Petticoat, and Liz is just amazing, she even has some fabulous free stuff too and that is what I used to make my card for this challenge and here is the link.
I was so impressed at how beautiful the images print but what really blew me out of the water was the full color sheets of card stock. I used PTI's White card stock and you would never know that this paper was printed at home, just fabulous! So here is my card and thanks for taking a peek!

Thank you so much Christy for your file-to-file challenge, you really made me think outside the box on this one and it was so much fun to do.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #48: Find-a-File

[5/20 Edit - Finally! Here's the gift set photo.  For mo' betta photos, paper crafty details, & supplies, visit: gifting it]
Hello dolly friends! christy here from gifting it here with a new Paper Dolls challenge.  This month, hunt through your forgotten computer files for a template, a digital paper, a color inspiration... whatever moves you.  Just create and post your link - you have until June 9th to play along!
Fit for a wild thing! :)  The finger puppets template coordinates with PTI's Tiny Treats: Birthday and can be downloaded along with instructions at:
They're hand-stitched with three strands of pink embroidery floss (I didn't stitch where a mouth piece covers the face). 
 Dig those chunky teeth!  For eyes I used black beads instead of french knots. 
The whiskers are button twine colored with pink Sharpie to look like baker's twine - the extra stiffness looks great.
That royal velvet felt really makes the pink stitches pop!  Cheeky monkey...

So don't be shy now - keep me company and play along!
For supplies: gifting it

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #47: Fruit & a Sketch

On the very last day of the challenge...I made it! So this month's challenge from Jen was to use Fruit & a Sketch. I chose to use My Favorite Things "Who's that Harvest Girl" stamp set with a basket full of strawberries. Here is my card:

I used Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #33 for this challenge:

The strawberry paper is from PTI's Tutti Frutti, the "happy" is from PTI's Wonderful Words dies, all cardstock is PTI, the texture on the basket is from a SU Sizzix embossing folder. The twine is from the Twinery, and the label punch from SU. If you would like to see more photos, please see my blog post here. This card was also a birthday card for my friend, and fellow Dolls member, Joyce! This was a great challenge! Hope it leaves you will a good taste in your mouth for the next, which starts tomorrow! Please join us :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Paper Dolls Challenge #47: Strawberries

For Jen's "Fruit and a Sketch" Challenge, I used this sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

Here's how my card turned out.

I had so much fun making this card, I decided to make another one.

There's still time to play along with Jen's challenge. I hope you join us.