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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friends with Flair - Finally!!

It has been too long since I had cards to share on Friends with Flair Friday!! Today I have TWO!! This first card is for the Unity Kit of the Month Sketch Challenge.  I used two fabulous images from the October Kit of the Month and some pretty Authentique paper!!

My second card is for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on SCS to use ribbon.  Such a fabulous cause!!

OK so I cheated a little with similar designs and the same paper but hey it's two pretty cards done!!  Have a Happy Friday!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Ippity Christmas in October Blog Hop

Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop.
If you are coming from Lisa's Blog you’re on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning go to Heather’s blog. I also have a list of the participating blogs at the end of this post.

I made a set of 5 of these fun "country" Christmas cards using Gingham Christmas Greetings.

Your next stop will be Lisa H. - enjoy the hop and all the inspiration!!















http://scraprona.blogspot.com/ ----------------------You are here

Lisa H.

Susan B.





Monday, October 10, 2011

Winner Winner Winner

Well the Outlawz party has come to an end and you know what that means...
My blog hop winner of a FABULOUS $15.00 Ippity Gift Certificate is...

Congratulations Sarah!!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Outlawz Blog Hop

Are you a member of The Outlawz yet?  If not, run don't walk over there and join THE PARTY!!!
We have over $800 worth of prizes, challenges, games, and the best community of people you have crafted with!!! So here's the details for the hop.

We have 8 blogs for you to visit, and each has either a tutorial on how to make something or a technique pertaining to paper crafting. But this hop isn't just about tutorials - we have prizes! 
Each blog has a prize, and there is a 
grand prize for one person who visits and leaves a comment on all 8 blogs.

To be eligible for a blog's prize, please leave a comment on that hop stop and
include your Outlawz user name.
If you become a follower of the blog, you will get two chances to win that blog's prize! 
Each blog has different prizes, so you will want to visit all of them!  
To be eligible to win the grand prize, return to this page after visiting and 
commenting on each blog and enter your name in Inlinkz 
at the bottom of the page by clicking on the blue froggy (add your link).

Let's get hopping! Have fun and good luck!
Blog Hop Order

The Outlawz Host: Colleen Holmes
CAS Host: Maureen Merritt
Greetings Host: anaRy Baumgarth
Color Host:  Brenda Ogle
Sketch Host: Sandi Huggett
Twisted Thursdays Host: Sharri Seffens
Copic/Promarkers Host: Jo Ham

3-D SHAPE TUTORIAL - by Outlawz DT member Theresa
This is a short pictorial that illustrates how to make 3-dimensional shapes for paper crafts.
In this case, we are making a heart shape, but the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. You could use bells, ovals, circles, triangles, diamonds, squares, etc.
• Paper(s) of your choice
• Cutting tool for shape – can be a punch, a die, an electronic cutting machine, or even precut shapes that you purchased
• Bone folder (or some tool to crease your folds)
• Glue of your choice (I am using a liquid type of glue, but you can use anything that sticks)
In this first photo, I have precut my heart shapes using the punch in the picture. I have 7 hearts punched, but you can use more or less shapes depending on how full you want your design to be.
Next, we need to fold each heart in half with the “mirror” sides facing each other as shown in the following photo. In my example, I am using all the shapes of a single color, but you can use two different colors and alternate them for some added interest.

And here you see all of the shapes folded. Baby came along to help make sure I was doing everything just right – I think she might have been questioning my choice of adhesive, but as I said earlier, you can use whatever you have on hand that sticks.

The next step is to start adhering the shapes together.
In this case, you want to adhere one “petal” or “side” of each shape to a matching side of the next cutout. See the photo below for the first two shapes glued together.

And here is the finished heart with all 7 of the shapes glued together. The more accurate you are with your folding and gluing, the better the shape will look. As you can see if you look closely, I was off a bit on my gluing, so you can see a few of the white edges from the backsides of the paper, since this was not a double-sided paper. You can finish the edges with some Stickles or glitter to add some more flair and cover up those edges if you like.

And this final photo is where I used the shape to make a card.

One nice thing about these 3D shapes is that they fold flat if you put them in an envelope. You can also use this same heart shape as a hot air balloon or a flower, which I did recently on a layout I made for my daughter’s graduation. Again, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

This is another gorgeous 3D project by Theresa.
Anne another of my team members from The Outlawz made this beautiful 3D project
and this gorgeous Easel card using Ippity set Straight from the Heart
My 3D card uses a Spellbinders Die to cut the butterfly and Ippity set All Things are Possible

AND Speaking of Ippity - I am giving away a $15.00 gift certificate to one lucky commenter on this blog post.  You have until October 9th to leave your comment.  Becoming a follower gives you another chance (please leave a second comment telling me you are following) 
AND making an Ippity purchase gives you 5 additional chances!!!
***I am also giving away 2 more Ippity gift certificates during the Party so you will want 
to join in the Outlawz games and challenges for more chances!!***

This is the end of the blog hop - the Outlawz Design Team hopes you enjoyed the inspiration as much as we enjoyed making the projects!! Don't forget to go back to The Outlawz and leave your name there for a chance at the blog hop grand prize!!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

There's a New Sketch Challenge Blog in town...

Welcome to the Chick Picks Blog Hop, celebrating the official launch of our brand new challenge blog, Chick Challenges {with Ippity}! Chick Challenges was created by the Unity Endorsed Ippity Chicks to provide you with inspiring sketches, creative project ideas, and the chance to win some fabulous Ippity stamps!

Our blog hop will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5. Each day, we will feature 5 new Ippity Chicks and their projects. We will be sharing projects made using our favorite Ippity stamp sets. To sweeten the deal even more, Chick Challenges is giving away Ippity stamp sets to (2) lucky commenters!

To win, you must: 1) become a "follower" of the Chick Challenges blog; 2) visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment; and 3) come back to the Chick Challenges blog and tell us what YOUR favorite Ippity stamp set is. (You can view all of Ippity's stamp sets by clicking on the "catalog" tab at the top of the Chick Challenges blog.)

For my cards today I used two of my favorite sets!!  All Things Are Possible and Sing a New Song.  Both of these cards were made for the Hope You Can Cling To event on SCS.  Such a great cause!!

Here is the hop order for Day 2:

Chick Challenges: http://www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com/
Sherri Thompson: http://www.sharecropperskits.blogspot.com/
Rona Mallard: http://www.scraprona.blogspot.com/  You are here
Noelle Reese: http://www.noellescrapsalot.blogspot.com/
Sarah Stoelting: http://www.thejoysofcreating.blogspot.com/
Jessica Baker: http://jessbippitystamps.blogspot.com/
Chick Challenges: http://www.chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com/

Thank you to everyone for your patience and support as our little egg was hatching! We want our blog to be the very best it can be, and we couldn't do it without all of you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!