Sunday, June 17, 2012

Shopping my crafty little red wagon!

**If you're here for my guest designer post at Our Creative Corner, please scroll down or click here**
OK, combining challenge names is getting a little too fun :)
(alright, as an aside, Connor just said "what the dickens?" Why is it so funny when they pop up with old slang? Riley says "gosh darn it" all the time & I laugh every single time.)

So, I have another multi-challenge post for you! I'm sure I'm forgetting something very important this week, but I am ON TOP of challenges. So it's all good ;)
First up, let's take a peek at my boy birthday card for little red wagon #137  (which is open until Tuesday):
Supplies: digital image & sentiment from Pink Cat Studio;
papers from My Mind's Eye (from my Emily!);
stick pin from Little Yellow Bicycle;
GOOGLY EYES!

The owls are fussy-cut and popped up on a double layer of foam tape;
the stick pin is 'stabbed' into the foam tape and the sentiment flag is adhered
to the card, so little fingers don't get poked.
Can you ever really go wrong with googly eyes on a kids' card? Probably not.

Next up is my How Charming card for Crafty Creations Challenge #174, also open until Tuesday night. I knew I had a bunch of little charms on jump rings, so I pulled them out and kept crafting until I got a card together that one would work on.

Supplies: papers from My Mind's Eye;
ribbon from May Arts; twine from Paper Smooches;
corner rounder for scalloped layer;
Doodlebug sentiment sticker;
charm from stash

The charm is hard to photograph - it's a tear-drop shaped faceted crystal. I used a twine bow
to attach it to the ribbon.
Now, I'm not sure if the above card counts as using 2 ribbons or not - since twine isn't actually ribbon...but all of the papers there are definitely stash. All bits & pieces of scraps from the very end of that pad of paper (with an order from Scrapbooker's Paradise on the way I knew I needed to make more room!)

Just in case the twine doesn't count as ribbon, I made another card for the Shopping our Stash #55 challenge to use Double the Ribbon (which ends Monday night):
Supplies: Ribbons from Offray;
papers from Basic Grey "Piccadilly;"
cameo flatback from the girls' paperie;
label die from Sizzix;
Faded Jeans distress ink;
Clearly Sentimental about Emerson from My Favorite Things

I feel so caught up! I hope you get time to kick back, relax, and enjoy your weekend :)
xoxo,
Jessi



23 comments:

~amy~ said...

Well aren't you a busy crafter bee...love them all!

Anita Houston said...

These are all so wonderful, brights, softs, and in between...you are all covered! Love the bow on the birthday one.

walchowDesign said...

Goodness! The owls are so cute - did I see one of them on a bike and even a bow, it's stinkin cute, Jessi!

Barb said...

Awesome cards Jessi! Those owls are adorable and you've done them justice with your coloring. The shimmery ribbon/twine bow on #2 is gorgeous and the papers and that floral cameo are perfect for the beautiful sentiment of #3. Pursuant to the discussion about googly eyes, one of my crafting goals is to incorporate them...on a wedding card. ;)

Theresa said...

Hi Jessi - another line up of great cards. Love those googly eyes. The blue bow and charm are lovely. I love the sentiment on the third card. Hope you're doing well - I sent you an email, but you haven't responded. Take care sweetie.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

You are so amazingly creative Jessi! LOVE your cards!

lostinpaper said...

Those owls are just too much FUN Jessi! Another fab collection of cards!

Crystal said...

Fantastic cards, love the owls, so cute! Thanks for joining us over at SOS for our "double the ribbon" challenge :)

yyam said...

Soooooo cute! Love the googly eyes on those cuties!
And how sweet is that second card...love the beautiful bow! :)

Emily Keaton said...

Hey, I recognize that fun paper ;)!! LOVE the googly eyes and stack of cute owls. The colors on your happy birthday card are sooooooooooo pretty (and what a lovely design for it!). Great quote on that last one!!

Jingle said...

Very cute cards! I love the first one!

Annette said...

awesome cards...I am so loving those cute little owls with the big eyes...hehe too cute..

Anne Marie Hile said...

Jessi, I sriously let out a little sqweal when I clicked on your blog and saw your adorable owl card! Oh. My. CUTENESS!! Love the fun colors and those googlie eyes! Seriously, you can't get much cuter then an owl riding a bike. Hee Hee! Love it! :)

~Tammy~ said...

You are knocking it out of the park! Those owls are to cute!

The whole display of cards you shared are awesome! I am going through crafting withdrawals! :-)))

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Jessi, you've been making soooo many gorgeous cards these days! And I love the pile of clowns here, sooo funny, hi hi!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Leiphart said...

I love how cute the first one is the other two are beautiful! I was thinking about using those owls on a unicycle recently. Great minds think alike! ;)

Debbie said...

These are all great!! I love the googly eyes!! The other 2 are just beautiful!

Deanna said...

Cuteness!
Thanks for playing at LRW!

Jen W. said...

Loving all of these especially the bright colours on the first one. I must dig my google eyes out one of these days. I always forget to use them but find them hilarious on other people's cards. :)

Ren-Yi said...

oh look at these creations! i love your little owls so much! What a cute and fun bold card! Those wiggly eyes are just too cute!

Lisa Arana said...

adorable owl card! i love how happy and colorful it is... just like a clown should be. The second one is a great use of patterned paper.

Jenny said...

Google eyes a definite must for kids and love all the bright papers too :0)
I'm pretty sure you could count twine as a ribbon of sorts! Gorgeous colours you used :0)
Jenny x

Deena said...

great cards...those little owls are super cute! they eyes make them for sure! thanks for playing along in the ribbon challenge at Shopping our Stash!