Monday, October 26, 2009

Butterfly Kisses Layout

This is a single 12x12 scrapbook page I just finished.  I enjoyed doing this a lot ... being that I never get to make girly layouts since I have a son!  LOL!  This was a treat for me!  :)



The Fun Stuff:

Paper:  K & Company, My Minds Eye
Flowers:  Prima and miscellaneous
Inks:  Ranger Distress Inks
Sentiment:  K & Company
Other:  Lace, punches, glitter glue
 
Have a great day!
xoxo-Elise

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Paper Piecing Layout

This was my first attempt at paper piecing ... and let me tell you ... this was a very nice challenge for me!  Since it was my first time at doing this, I was pretty slow ... but I had quite a bit of fun!

I bought this CD Christmas Paper Piecing pack from Crafty Cat 957.  Her piecings are absolutely adorable!!!



I've used lots and lots of glitter for "snow".  LOL!

The Fun Stuff:

Paper:  MME, DCWV, cardstock
Flowers:  Prima and misc.
Other:  Ribbon, christmas punch, glitter, bell charms

Have a great day!
xoxo - Elise

Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Callenge #7

Here's a card that I made for Chelsea's Sketch Challenge #7!  How much do I enjoy doing her sketches?  I LOVE doing her sketches!  She makes the most unbelievable ideas to work with, and it's so much fun to do!  Needless to say, this gal is totally wonderful, and AMAZING!  Please go and visit her at Crafting Life's Pieces.  You'll be soooo glad you stopped by her blog!  And you'll want to visit it daily ... like me ... it's soooooo beautiful!  :)

For this card, I glittered "snow" all around each layer of papers.  And I got to use Ribbon Girl from Gurlee Girl Stamps!  Isn't she just delightful?!


The fun stuff:

Stamp:  Ribbon Girl by Gurlee Girl Stamp
Papers:  MME
Flowers:  Misc from Michaels
Other:  Ribbon and lace, glitter, punch

Have a wonderful day!
xoxo - Elise

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Clear Plastic Hot Coco Gurlee Girl

Here's my card for Crafting Life's Pieces #6!  Chelsea created another gorgeous sketch to play with ... so delightful!  And I made another clear plastic card since the last one was fun.  This was my first time playing with a Gurlee Girl Stamp ... oooooh they're soooo pretty.  I looooove them!

Okay, here's my card with the background coming through to the front.  I know you can't really see it, but I put glitter around the image, so when you hold her to a certain light, she really reflects a glow.


And then here's the inside. 


Hope you like it!  And if you haven't gone to see Chelsea at Crafting Life's Pieces, you simply MUST!!!  Everything there is a feast on your eyes!  Have a great day!

-Elise

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hilda in the Snow

Here's my card for Chelsea's Sketch Challenge #5 which was so much fun to do again!  I so enjoy playing over at Crafting Life's Pieces ... the company there is delightful!  And Chelsea is just soooo inspirational!
For this card, I used Hilda from Motivet Stamps, lots of glitter (paper and stickles), and Prima flowers. 


I'm also happy to also post that I recieved Chelsea's prize in the mail yesterday!  Ooooo, everything in there is soooo pretty! I love my Gurlee Girl stamps so very very much and I'm excited to use them!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Elise

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My First Sketch Challenge Prize!

Words cannot describe how I feel right now.  I am so elated that I've won Chelsea's first Challenge Contest Prize!  I never thought in a million years that I'd win, but I entered for the sheer fun of it and for me to learn as I played along.  I will never forget this!!!

Here is what I've been so lucky to recieve!



A choice of one Gurlee Girl Stamp (Cocoa Girl, Ribbon Girl, or Cat Girl)

Three Stamped images (Witch Girl, Winter Girl, and Cammy)
4 WeR Memory Keepers cards with matching envelopes
2 yards of ribbons
Some beautiful craft flowers
Buttons and mini studs


My goodness!  How generous is Chelsea?!  For my choice of a Gurlee Girl stamp, I picked Ribbon Girl!  Aren't all of the Gurlee Girl Stamps to die for?  They're so irresistable ... go check out her shop!  You'll LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  And if you haven't visited Crafting Life's Pieces, you simply must.  It's a happy daily destination for me.  :)  I can't say enough about Chelsea ... she's absolutely ... AMAZING and such a total SWEETHEART.

And don't forget to play along in her weekly challenges!!  It's sooooo exciting and tons of fun!  I'm slowly learning to think outside my norm with her sketches, and have played along with wonderful and talented company and learned from them as well!  Everyone is completely fab-u-lous!

I'm telling you ... one visit to Crafting Life's Pieces, and you'll be ... HOOKED!  :)

Thank you so very much Chelsea for making this so special for me!

Hugs,
-Elise

Friday, October 2, 2009

Clear Plastic Christmas Card

Well, this is my 4th sketch challenge for Crafting Life's Pieces.  This one kicked my butt!!!  I just could not figure out how to put all of this together and it come out looking proper.  LOL.  I stared at the sketch for quite awhile and I was thinking, "How am I going to fit everything on here and how do i DO this?!"  I kinda felt like I was in a Harry Potter movie and someone "Stupified" me!!!

To make matters worse, I complicated things by thinking, "Hey, let's make it on a thick CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET."  And that took me more pondering ... grrrrr.  So, I've NEVER done any work on a clear sheet where someone would see the back of it. 

What I did was, I had to replicate the front of the card directly on the back of it.  Then I put the background paper that would "show" through to the front of page 1 onto page 3.  I know it should pretty easy and pretty common sense ... but for me ... LOL ... it was a toughie for a bit!  Derrr!  :)

Here's page 3 showing through to page 1.


I used Ranger stickles on the edges of the plastic.  I punched the new snowflakes border on the green paper I just bought at Michaels, and I just had to add a little silver bell dangling from the top flowers.  I know the sketch called for the dots to be at the top corner and the embellie to be at the bottom of the stamp (I rotated the sketch) ... but can you imagine if I put a dangling bell or a flower at the bottom of my image where I have the dots?  LOL ... it's not a good thing to see something dangling from this image at the bottom ... just not the right image to do that with.  LOL!

Here's just page 1 by itself without the "background" of page 3.


Then I just had to replicate everything on page 2.  And there's the "background" paper on page 3. 


I put Ranger stickles on Hilda's little hat also ... she's such a little cute thing.  These Motivet stamps are adorable!


Well, this was fun!  Please go and see Chelsea's blog, as it's so inspiring and she's a truly wonderful gal!  And her weekly challenges are so much fun!!!  I'm so happy to be among really really wonderful company!

Have a great day!
-Elise

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I won Gurlee Girl Blog Candy! Yayyy!




Oh my Gosh!  I was one of the lucky lucky winners on Crafting Life's Pieces!  I am in total shock and I'm so freakin ecstatic!  I was one of the winners who got to choose any stamp from Chelsea's winter collection (which was sooooo hard to do since they're all fab-u-lous)!!!  I chose the girl with the cocoa mug ... she's so adorable!  And I just had to spoil myself silly and buy a stamp from Chelsea at her sweet Gurlee Girl Shop ...so I bought Cammy.  How lucky am I? 

If you've not visited Chelsea at Crafting Life's Pieces, you simply must!  She's totally inspiring and completely fantastic!  And her weekly Sunday challenges are so much fun!!!  Go over and play ... there's so much great company there!  All of the entrants are super duper wonderful! 

Don't forget to check out her stamps at Gurlee Girl Shop ... they're irrisistable and just darling! 

Thank you so much Chelsea!!!  :)

-Elise