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Monday, February 27, 2012

Irish Whimsy

This week our feature is Whimsy Irish Elements by Cupcake Cutiees. It is just what you need to get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. This is our second week for the current challenge: flowers. Enter for a chance to win  Blooming Friends Digital Stamp Set by Sanqunetti Design. Entries will be accepted until March 2nd, midnight. 

This set has so many possibilities!! I decided to start crafting for 
St Patrick's Day.  I am not Irish but this is still one of my favorite holidays...just wear green, smile and say, "The Leprechaun's did it!!"
I love to send St. Patrick Day cards one expects them and everyone loves surprises! 

I decided to try a fancy fold card: double slanted easel card. The results are awesome yet it is really easy to craft. The directions are on Splitcoast Stampers. 

This little shamrock fella holds the two sides in place.
Here is another view of this double slanted easel card.

Recipe for this card:
DP: From a Holiday stack @ JoAnn Fabrics
Gold Stickles
Ribbon: Michael's
Images: My Grafico
Baker's Twine
Buttons: vintage
Sentiment: computer generated

I hope that you will consider joining us for our current challenge at my grafico crafts this week and please check out the wonderful design team cards!! When you have completed your paper craft project, just click HERE to enter it:) I am so glad you visited this blog. I hope that I have inspired you to express yourself through your craft. Please feel free to leave a comment ( I love to read your thoughts!) and/or follow this blog. Have a wonderful week.

I am sharing this card with:
bunny zoes crafts: celebrations
crafty bloggers network: springtime
always crafting: anything goes
diekreativenstempelfreunde: inspired by your favorite song ;When Irish Eyes are Smiling
make it monday: anything goes
crazy challenge: anything goes
ooh-la-la-creations challenges: photo inspirations
my mums craft shop challenges: buttons and ribbons
the sisterhood of crafters: use a digi
pile it on challenge: fun folds
sweet stampin challenge blog: masculine card

Monday, February 20, 2012


I want to thank alll of you who participated in the last My Grafico Challenge. The winners are posted HERE. Time for a new challenge! Our theme for this challenge is flowers. Even though winter isn’t quite over, it is not too early to start thinking about spring flowers. Enter for a chance to win this Blooming Friends Digital Stamp Set by Sanqunetti Design. Entries will be accepted until March 2nd, midnight.

This set has so many possibilities. I couldn't make just one card, I had to make two! I am sure I will continue to use it often. My first card:

I had so much fun with this card. I will have to admit, this is not what I had originally planned but, as a true crafter, the design just evolved! I spotted this bright floral DP paper,in my collection of unused paper, then matched it with a dark CS. I chose to leave the sentiment white so that it would be the main focus of the card. Then I was inspired to decorate the inside of this card:                                          

The white paper lifts out so that a note can be written on it.
I am sharing this card with:
paper make up stamps: word art to be the focus of the card design
cutie pie challenge: flower power
the pink elephant challenge: print it
ooh-la-la-creations challenges; photo inspiration challenge
craft us crazy: favorite embellishment: candy dots (center of the flowers)

My second card is totally different.

This card is soft and feminine. I used a floral image as the center in a center step card. The ovals were cut with a Spellbinders die and the first oval was distressed  on the border with a distressing ink. The flowers were colored with copics and accented with sequins. The flowers and the pearls were a gift. The sentiment is from CTMH and the ribbons from Michael's dollar bin.
Here is a side view of this card:
I am sharing this card with:
always crafting: anything goes
lollipop crafts: anything goes
make it monday: anything goes
nettiegs dandy digital gems: anything goes/ highlight your skills: distressing and adding bling!
paper pretties blog: spring
sew many challenges: 2 DP and 4 or more gemstones
crazy challenge: use a die or punch
crafts and me challenges: distressing
.belli challenge: 1 ribbon, 2 DP, 3 colors, 4 rhinestones
crafty purple frog challenges : flower power
robyns fetish challenge blog: pretty in pink
stampin sisters in christ: image must be flowers
the pretty little ribbon shop: anything goes with ribbon

Thank you for stopping to view this blog. I hope that I have inspired you to create a unique card or paper craft creation. I would love it if you would leave me a comment and/or follow this blog. Have a wonderful week:)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Vintage Labels

 The current challenge at My Grafico Crafts is St. Patrick’s Day or Fairy Girl. Enter for a chance to win this Fairy digital stamp by Sarah Paris.

Entries will be accepted until February 17th, midnight. Our feature this week is Vintage Labels by Lil Ellaboudy Design. These labels are wonderful for cards, scrapbook pages, or anything else you choose to put a label on.                                                            
                                  My card this week is a vintage design using the pink square label above. Using Word, I saved the square label then chose a vintage design from Graphics fairy to place in the middle of the label. I fussy cut the label then backed it with olive green and added some heart shaped jewels on the corners. This image and frame was placed on DP from a K Pack @ Michael's. You might notice the several layers of punched lace near the top of the card. For this a Martha Stewart punch was used. The olive green ribbon was recycled from a gift package.  I plan to use this card as a Valentine Day Card. It could however, be used for any occassion.

                   This is a close up shot of the details on the image.
Thank you for stopping to visit. I hope that you were inspired to use one of these special labels in your project. Please feel free to leave a comment. I love reading all your cherished words. Would also love for you to follow this blog if you have been inspired!  Have a wonderful week and please remember to take the time to do something fun for yourself this week.

I am sharing this card design with:
paper make up stamps: use a cropped digital stamp
make it monday: anything goes
truly madly crafty challenges: ribbon and bling
the crafty pad: the letter B: bow, bling, birds
scrapbook sisters: anything goes
charisma cardz: things with wings
s j paper crafts: use a punch
our craft lounge: vintage love
the poodles parlour: anything goes
all sorts challenge: free and easy February

Friday, February 10, 2012

Editor's Choice Award

I am so proud to receive this award from: Craft Corners.

Craft Corners recognizes you!
Craft Corners Crafting Award

This blog has so many wonderful ideas...just in case your mojo needs a jump start! Check it out:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fairy Buttercup

Happy Monday!! Are you ready for the first February challenge at My Grafico Crafts ? This week we received this darling image: Fairy Buttercup. Isn't she just precious?

When I saw her, I immediately thought of a very special girl who is having her seventh birthday. So a Birthday card it was....
I haven't used chalk as a coloring medium in awhile and  wanted a soft chalk it was. A little sparkle was added using a gelly roll pen. The tag and inner circle were cut with my new Cricut. The sentiment was a free digital sentiment, wish I knew who to give credit to. The DP was from my collection. The base card was from a G package of cards at Michael's. I did pop up the Fairy's head to give it some dimension and added some bling to her toes!
Here is a close up shot. You can see the sparkle, just a little.

Thank you so much for visiting. I hope that I have inspired you to create something fun this week.  If you are interested in the current challenge at My Grafico Crafts, you can just click  HERE   for all the information. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or follow this blog.  Have a wonderful week.

I am sharing this card with:
make it monday: anything goes
crazy challenge: fairies
bunny zoes crafts: picture inspiration
pile it on challenge: for a tween
robyns fetish challenge blog: Recipe: 2 DP, 1 die cut,1 bling embellishment,1ribbon
do you stack up: anything goes
shellys images blog: all tied up
pink gem challenge blog: fairies
ces challenges: give me wings
drunken stampers: something new: image, ribbon