Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Project Life Week 8

Time for sure is running or rather flying by. I was thinking new year and all that and already we are at end of February. :)) I am back with my Week 8 Layout of Project Life. Mostly Yellow, Oranges and Reds this time. Somehow those are the colors that came together. I used the Studio Calico January and February Project Life kits for my LO this time and also some Here and There Journaling Cards from SC.

Couple of things that I loved - the tab type of embellishment in SC February PL Kit - from Bananafish Studio. You can see I have used two of them. I used Laura's Academy Award journaling cards (Freebie) to document Oscars. I grabbed a few photos of the internet for the actual ceremony itself. I used the Dog Shaped Clip that I had gotten a while ago from SC. I used the same Washi tape across several photos to keep the theme together.

I love flair buttons and I do not have a badge maker and could not buy more. So, I did my own version of flair. I printed the 1 inch images on glossy photo paper, punched it out and then covered it with some Clear Epoxy Stickers. They are not of course as good as Flair, but works for me.

Here is some close up's of the LO,

I am linking this up with the "The Mom Creative" Blog and to Kristin's Currently Challenge.

Sadly, there is no freebie today, but I hope you can stop by Laura's blog and check out the freebie that she has for Academy Awards.

Thanks For stopping by,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Project Life Week 7 and a Freebie

Hello Friends, Hoping that you are having a great start to week with some crafting fun times. I am back with my Project Life Week 7 post and a freebie journaling card for y'all.

I try to keep a theme of colors going and then all of a sudden it becomes hodge podge. LOL..Oh well. I tried to incorporate mainly Grey and some Blue/Green, but some Yellow and black sneaked in as well :)) This week I used quite a few journaling cards from Studio Calico February Kit (and one from Jan). I also used some Free Journaling cards that I got from AC Digitals. Used some some labels (Martha Stewart and Studio Calico Digi), washi tape (of course) and flair buttons.

Here are some close ups,

Totally in love with Flair buttons and have to be careful not go overboard with them. The black polka dot heart journaling card is a die cut one that I got as part of the PL journaling card swap from SC. Gina sent it to me along with the flair that I have used on that card. I also did some handwritten journaling this time. :)))

I am linking this up with "The Mom Creative blog" and of course I am playing along with Kristin's Currently Challenge as well. You can go to her blog for more details and to play along.

Last but not the least, here is the freebie journaling card for this week. You can see it on my LO this week as well.

 1. Click the image above to enlarge it
2. Right click the image and save it to your computer
3. Add the image to a new Microsoft Word (or other word processing program) document. (or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements)
4. Print onto card stock or matte presentation paper. Cut along edges and use in your Project Life Layout.

Thanks for  Stopping by,

Friday, February 15, 2013

Retro Sketch #50

Hi Friends,  A quick card using Retro Sketches #50. I had made this card for our dog Bella's Vet Clinic for Valentine's day. But we could not get there yesterday and neither could I post this card yesterday. But here it is anyways,

I used some Patterned papers from Studio Calico Kit as well as their new release. The stamp image is also from Studio Calico Kit. The sentiment is something I generated in Computer using Helevitica Bold Font.

Here is the sketch,
Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Studio Calico Block Party Digital Stamp
Paper - Studio Calico Block Party Scrapbook Kit patterned paper and Studio Calico Here and there collection, PTI Kraft and White Cardstock
Ink - Memento Black
Other - Circle Punch

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

LPS SKetch #1

I am back with another layout...I am on a roll :)) This is again for Life.Paper.Scrapbook - their First Sketch Challenge.
These are pictures from our Seattle trip when we went to the first Starbucks store that was opened. It was just awesome. Especially since I am such a huge coffee and much huger (it is a word for me) fan of Starbucks coffee.

Since my pictures were horizontal, I rotated the sketch to make it work for me and I created a mirror image and did two page LO.

Here is the sketch,

I am also entering this LO for the Shop Your Stash Challenge #2 -
1. To use LPS Sketch,
2.Use an unopened/unused stamp - I used the photo love by Ali Edwards. I had bought this a while ago and had not inked it yet.
3. To Use a technique that scares you - Creating ink spots on the LO and as you can see mine was not as successful, but I am happy for my first try anyways.
4. Use two or more accent pieces that you are hoarding - this was the hardest to do. I used two Coffee Related badges that I have been hoarding forever and also the stitched hearts from AC Dear Lizzy Collection.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Ali Edwards Photo Love
Ink - Memento Danube blue, Memento Black
Paper- Bazzill Cardstock, Studio Calico Patterned Paper
Other - Coffee Themed badges, Dear Lizzy Stitched hearts, Alpha Thickers and Stickers from SC Kit.

LPS Color Challenge #1

I found this blog Life.Paper.Scrapbook via Studio Calico Forum and loving their challenges so far. I loved their first color challenge and had to create this layout for it.

These are pictures from Fido Fest 2012 of Raj and Bella going on walk. The whole fido fest was so much fun.
I used Studio Calico's new releases on this LO along with some printables.

Here is the LPS Color Swatch,
Thanks for Stopping by,
Paper - Bazzill Card stock, Studio Calico Here and There Collection patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black
Stamp - Studio Calico Stamps
Other - SC Snippets Wood Veneer

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Project Life Week 6 and a Freebie (or 2)

Hello Friends, It is Tuesday. So I am back with another Project Life Post - Week 6. Much simpler layout this time.
I used a bunch of Journaling cards from Studio Calico's January Project Life Kit.

As usual I am playing along with Kristin's Currently challenge. I am taking the Bright Ideas class on SC and I used one of the techniques taught in the class to create my week number card. Loved how it turned out. Also on SC boards, we were talking about some weather related journaling cards, I loved that ideas and ended up creating two for my own use that I want to share with you also.

Some Digital journaling cards from SC Printables and another one of my customized dog journaling card completed the layout. I had seen an SC member use the geo tag chipboard stickers to create a flower, I tried to copy it and as you can see, not that successful. LOL.

I am also linking to "The Mom Creative" blog.

And finally here are my freebies for the week - two weather related journaling cards. You can see them used this week on my LO :) Hope you like them and enjoy them.

 1. Click the image above to enlarge it
2. Right click the image and save it to your computer
3. Add the image to a new Microsoft Word (or other word processing program) document. (or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements)
4. Print onto card stock or matte presentation paper. Cut along edges and use in your Project Life Layout.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Project Life Week 5 and Freebie

Hello Friends, It is Project life Tuesday on my blog here. I am a bit late today with my post. Things were just too hectic on home front. Here is my week 5 Layout.

I used a few cards from Studio Calico Block Party PL Kit and also some of the Studio Calico Printables from Bright Ideas Class that is going on right now and plus a few Digital brushes from Studio Calico as well.

I was going to go mostly blue, but somehow I got side tracked and it is a hodge podge of colors. I even used some AC Glitter tape on one of the photos. Lots of Labels and Washi Tape.....LOL...and some shaped arrow from Freckled Fawn.

Here are a few closeups.

I am linking up to the "The Mom Creative" Blog Post and of course I am doing Kristin's Currently Challenge. Love her colored journaling cards.

And finally here is my freebie for this week, a journaling card for the Superbowl that you can see on my LO.

 1. Click the image above to enlarge it
2. Right click the image and save it to your computer
3. Add the image to a new Microsoft Word (or other word processing program) document. (or Photoshop or Photoshop Elements)
4. Print onto card stock or matte presentation paper. Cut along edges and use in your Project Life Layout.

Thanks for Stopping by.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

ICR Guest DT Blog Hop

Hello Friends,

Welcome to the ICR Guest DT Blog Hop. ICR is Celebrating their 2nd year of Awesomeness in the month of February and I am honored as one of their Guest Designers in 2012 to put together this blog hop for you. ICR is having some cool fun activities and challenges as part of their 2nd Anniversary and I hope you stop by ICR to check out all the fun & win tokens for every single activity you participate in through out the month.

Please do leave a comment here on my blog post as well as the other Guest DT's on the Blog hop to win some fun anniversary tokens for the Anniversary celebrations. You can get more information on Tokens on ICR . The more tokens you earn the better chances of winning a prize. Plus, one random commenter from all the blogs will be selected to win a special prize sponsored by Color Conceptions. The Winner will be getting a 6x6 Carta Bella Paris Girl paper pad. Yumm!!!!

Color Conceptions craft store was started with the whole aim of bringing best craft supplies from around the world at nominal prices.We specialize in all the craft materials and we are most people's favorite store in India!! 

If you have come from ICR GD Blog Hop Post then you are in the right place, if not, please go to the ICR GD Blog Hop Post and start from there.

Here is my card for the challenge,

I did a bit of a hybrid project. I created the 2 day (my take on having the Digit 2 in our projects) in Computer and printed it out (I used Mouser Outline Font). I then colored it with Copics and added the other sentiments, flowers, heart images etc. Kept it quite CAS with focus on the sentiment.

It was fun being part of ICR GD and playing along with the Monthly Challenges with a twist, Now that I am on the DT of ICR, it is much more fun. An awesome community to be part of. If you are not member of ICR - I urge you to stop by and become a member. Especially now that we are having the 2nd Anniversary events - there are freebies, fun games, challenges and what not.

Thanks for stopping by. Next up in the hop is Bipasha.

In case you get lost, you can always go back to ICR GD Blog Hop Post and start from there. 

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Beautiful  Blooms 
Paper - PTI White and Kraft CS, Pink Polka Dot Pattern paper from Stash
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - None 

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Masculine Birthday Card and Video Tutorial

Hi Friends, Happy Saturday. We have all kind of fun activities and events as part of ICR's 2nd Anniversary on ICR Forum - Please do stop by and check it all out.

As part of the Anniversary Celebrations - I have posted a Small Video Tutorial on using your Digital Stamps in Basic Word Processing Software. please do check it out. We have some Free Exclusive Stamps on ICR as well.

Here is a card that I did using one of the ICR exclusive Digital Stamp.

I printed several of these images using Microsoft Word on PTI Cardstock (Because I was going to color it with Copics). And then cut it out using Nestabilities Die and then colored it with copics. I then added it to the card base with patterned papers. The sentiment is from PTI's Faux Ribbon Stamp set and I added some red airmail washi tape for fun interest.

I am entering this card for the Seize the Birthday Challenge #4, to use their sketch and create a Masculine card. Here is the Sketch,

Simple and easy card using Digital Stamps. Hoping that you will stop by at ICR.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - ICR Exclusive Digital Stamp
Paper - PTI White, SU Basic Grey and Blue, Studio Calico Kit Pattern papers
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Nestabilities Dies, Circle Punches, Recollections Washi Tape

Friday, February 01, 2013


Hi Friends, It is Feb 1st - means time for the Monthly ICR Challenge. This month we are celebrating the ICR 2nd Anniversary. So we have tons of acitvities, games, challenges and fun things planned for y'all. Would love for you to stop by and Celebrate with us.

Without further Ado - for the ICRC26 - Candy Holder with Love Up In the Air Theme - I created this Hershey's bar holder with a plane in clouds image and used the Sentiment "Love is Up In the Air". The Hershey's bar is held with a ribbon, so you can pull the bar out by pulling on the Ribbon. This is a very simple and easy Candy Holder to make.

Here is my Project,

1. Cut a Card Stock 7 x 5.5 inches (This is for the Big Hershey's bar that we get in USA). But you can adjust this to any Candy bar. Basically 7 inches is 1/2 inch more than the length of the candy bar and 5.5 inches is 1/2 inch more than the circumference of the candy bar.
2. Score the card stock on the 7 inch side at 2.5 and 5 inches. Fold the 1/2 inch, add some glue or sticky tape and close it. The bottom portion can also be closed the same way or crimped.
3) I made two slots on the open top portion using SU Slot Punch, but you can do the same with a regular hole punch as well.
4) Take about 15-16 inches long ribbon. Thread it through the two slots and then slide the chocolate bar inside the pocket while keep the ribbon at the bottom of the bar and then tie the top into a know. Now if you pull the ribbon, the bar will slide out with it.
5) Decorate the top of the pocket as you like.

There is a detailed tutorial on SplitCoastStampers as well.

I used some Crate Paper  Cardstock for my Candy Holder and I decorated the Top with PTI Flying By Stamp set (The best 5 dollar stamp set that I ever got). I colored the Airplane with Copics, I printed the sentiment from Computer (Used Lauren Script for the font) and added few PTI Cloud Die cuts (whose edges I inked with copics). Some hearts stamped on this completed the project.

This is fun to make as valentines for School Projects, Teachers and even friends. I hope you felt a bit inspired to go create your own and enter in the ICRC Challenge.

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Flying By, PTI Heart Prints
Paper - PTI White Card Stock, Crate Paper Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Raspberry Fizz
Other - Offray Satin Ribbon, PTI Cloud Die