Sunday, March 16, 2014

March UmWow Sketch

There's another great sketch over at UmWowStudio:

Here's my take on it:
I usually make cards or tags, but this time I wanted to make something with my children's pics on it to take to my office.  Since we have 3 children, this sketch was perfect.  I also have a very nice picture/card holder my daughter made me for Mother's Day a couple of years ago.  This card will fit nicely in it - just right for my desk!
I used UmWow circle mask, chipboard frame and banner.  The banner was covered with paper from the pad used for the background -Prima's All About Me.  I also used May Arts ribbon, some Washi, a prima flower (edges inked to coordinate) and cheesecloth.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Julie's 2nd Blogoversary Celebration

Happy 2nd Blogoversary, Julie!!! We love you!

We are SO excited to be a part of Julie's second blogoversary blog hop with these incredibly talented & wonderful ladies! Our theme again this year is friendship. To help celebrate, please join in the hop. There are lots of prizes to win throughout the hop, so be sure to visit and comment on all the blogs (you never know which blogs have hidden candy)!

Come hop with us, March 7-9!

This is Ruth, and for my project I decided to do a tag.  I whitewashed both the cardstock (Tim Holtz kraft resist) and chipboard tag using thin gesso.  (DeeDee from UmWowStudios has a tutorial on whitewashing. She's also the designer of the awesome butterfly cut-out chipboard tag.)  Dried pink larkspur flowers were glued in place then painted with mod podge.  The crinkle ribbon used was Sterling from 3girljam, white eyelet on the bottom of the tag was from my sewing box, and the blue-gray tulle trim was from Websters Pages.  The Tim Holtz nature's elements clear stamp set sentiment on the chipboard tag was stamped and heat embossed.  This was a simple and fun project.  Can't wait to give it to one of my friends!                      


Hi all! Erin here, and I'm so happy to be sharing this card in honor of my dear friend Julie!!! With almost everyone dealing with this super long winter (which I'm LOVING btw), I thought it would be fun to do something with a hot beverage & I love how this card turned out! Hope you like it!!

Flourishes Grab a Cup CIAB card kit (unfortunately this kit & stamp set aren't available anymore), Rich Cocoa & Cottage Ivy Memento dye inks, a 3/4" circle punch, and Copic markers for shading (W00, W1, E43, & 0-Colorless Blender).

Have fun hopping throughout the weekend, and don't forget to leave everyone a comment & become a follower if you aren't already! You just might be a winner!! ^_^

Hop Order:

Start Here--> Julie

You are here--> Erin & Ruth
Go here next-->  Miwa


2 $10 gift certificates from Unity Stamp Company (donated by Unity!) 
3 sets of winner's choosing from The Cutting Cafe (donated by Regina Easter) 
A ribbon bundle from 3 Girl JAM 
Timeless Twine -- Rainbow Party Pack (Donated by Timeless Twine) 
Close To My Heart Stamp Set 
Close To My Heart Stamp Set 
$15 Pinque Peacock gift certificate (donated by Jessica Shelton-Buffa) 
Embossing folders (2) 
 2 $25 Gift certificates for My Scrap Chick store (donated by My Scrap Chick) 
Websters' Pages 6x6 Sweet Notes pad, an embellishment set and a Websters Pages Stamp set, plus a Unity Cloud background stamp (donated by Lucy Evans) 
Holly background stamp from Flourishes and 3 Aqua markers (donated by Ruth & Erin)