Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Another StampyLand Challenge Card

The challenge for November was to NOT use black ink and NOT color the images with Copics (or other markers). So, we were asked to use colored inks instead! I used the only other ink colors that I own, and I think it turned out pretty cute and simple. I stamped the card in a shimmery white, as well as a piece of green "scrapstock" with the word JOY. I then used a green and a light tan ink pad to stamp the Christmas tree image. I added a little Stickle action after diecutting the green sentiment and image with Nesting Lace Ovals from Lifestyle Crafts.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Here ya go, Momma!

Here are pictures of some commissioned Christmas cards I just finished up. These gave me a great opportunity to use my Copics! A little twine and some pop-dots, along with a few stamps made for quick work of these custom cards.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas is around the corner!

Christmas is coming! It is such an exciting time for crafters! 

There is still about a week and a half left for you to order Christmas cards from me to give to your loved ones this holiday season! November 18 is the deadline to place an order if you want them by December 1! Here are the images:

Remember, these are customizable as far as the background colors are concerned. Also, a sentiment (Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc.) will be included once you tell me what you would like. These are hand colored stamped images, complete with glitter and sparkle. The holly vines are die cut and layered and accented with rhinestones. 6 cards with envelopes is $24, and they get cheaper for larger quantities. Please email me at elizabethvetos@sbcglobal.net for more information and to order!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is so much fun! I can't believe it's my son's 5th time Trick-or-Treating already!! Today in his preschool class, they are having a costume party, so little Optimus Prime and I decided to make some treats to share with his school friends:

Thanks to the Lifestyle Crafts die Triangle Box, available at Scrapy Land at a great price, these boxes were a snap to put together! These were not my idea, but thanks to a friend at the Scrapy Land message boards, it's a winner! I used Scortape to adhere the glitter to the sides, some wiggly eyes, fall colored yarn, and a Zig pen for drawing mouths. These little guys are bursting with 3-5 pieces of Halloween treats and will be in the hands of 4 year olds in just a couple hours!

There's still time, so go make something SPOOKY!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Frenzy!

Woohoo! It's Fall Frenzy week at Scrapy Land and we've been seeing some really great projects since Monday! Last night's live video showed us the "Left to Right" card, and here is my take on it!

 You can see how it flips open, and here is one shot of part of the inside..

Then of course the right side flips up to reveal the sentiment. Super quick, and super cute!

Go make something spooky!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trick or Treat...

Here's another Halloween goodie with Pumpkin Marci. I cut and colored four of her for specific cards, so depending on what I come up with, you may see her four times in a row here! Fonts are Maggie/Shadow and Eliza.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's about time!

It's been nearly two weeks since I've posted some inspirational images, for which I apologize!  I am delighted to share a card with you that I finished this evening, using a stamp I was so excited to get!

I'll get the supply list out of the way now-
Lifestyle Crafts Dies: Lemonade Alphabet (word "or"), Blossom Grand Alphabet ("T"), Special Delivery gift set alphabet, Nesting Stars, Cookie Cutter Stars
Stamp: Pumpkin Marci from La La Land Crafts
Markers: Copics!!!
The rest: Papers from Die Cuts with a View, baker's twine in fuchsia, glitter pen from Gelly Roll, Memento inks

The green wavy rectangle underneath Marci is not a die; I traced an acrylic stamping block and cut it out. Also, in case you aren't able to tell, the three stars at the bottom left are cut-outs, and there is a large star glued on the inside of the card to tie the theme together a bit. Without further hesitation, here she is!

 And here is a close-up of Miss Marci:
If you ever want to know the Copics colors that I used for an image, please leave a comment and I will be happy to edit the post to include them!

Now, go make something SPOOKY!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Itty Bitty

Mini cards! I love these little things. They just come together SO quickly! Any scrap of cardstock that can be folded over can be a mini card! I have tons of ideas flowing for more, but haven't sat down to make any in a couple weeks now-too many other ideas running wild in my head!

In any case, just a few mini-ideas to share with you today! I hope you find inspiration in them!

Monday, October 3, 2011

October is here!

I was inspired by a friend on Scrapy Land's message board to create a Halloween project out of one of my Lifestyle Crafts boxes, the Cracker Box die. I have a few ideas on how to dress him up even more, and I can already see another box waiting to be turned into a ghost, but I wanted to share this basic and simple idea before I leave to chaperone my preschooler's first field trip!
I hope you enjoy, and that it inspires you to go make something pretty today!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Without Further Ado...

I had a few extra nights of work than normal, so it's been awhile since my last post. In any case, here is my latest card from today. I had hoped to post one yesterday in honor of World Cardmaking Day, but we just had a lot going on!

I used the usual supplies: Die Cuts With a View papers, Memento ink, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Squares and Rectangles, baker's twine, Copics, and a set of monkey stamps by the Paper Studio.

Hope you enjoy! This is also a submission for the newest Stampy Land challenge, encouraging readers to create a background with their stamps. Two of the leaves on the green background have been layered-I cut two extra and put them on pop dots offset from the background. The monkey and sentiment are also up on pop dots.

Go make something pretty :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Newest Stampy Land Dare

This dare is all about making sure the inside of the greeting card has a little decoration going on, too! Here is my submission:

And the inside:
It's pretty simple inside, but it leaves the focus on the message, which I will write once I have chosen a recipient!
Supply List
Stamps: Greeting Farm's Oh Boy Ian, Inkadinkadoo's Celebration set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Coffee (top edge on inside)
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts-Nesting Rectangles, Gift/Present
Papers: Die Cuts with a View
Other: Copics, Zigs, Hermafix tabs

I really need to invest in some glitter glue to dazzle these cards up a bit more!! This post is going to be brief. It took me the entire day to complete this card because of my very sick preschooler, but I wanted to get it posted so I have some "closure"!
If you have any questions about anything I've done here, please comment!

Go make something pretty!

Friday, September 16, 2011


I'm really glad I ended up doing my card over again! Because I re-entered, it changed where my card was numerically and the random number generator picked me as the winner! I'm so excited about free nesting scalloped circles from Lifestyle Crafts! I know it was random, but it still gives me confidence to keep going, keep creating, and to keep learning new things. Look at my other awesome prize, a Golden Essie!!

Hopefully you can join me for the next challenge, where the winner receives an entire alphabet to use on their favorite die cut machine!  Click right here to see the Dare and get to work! This technique is not difficult to pull off and many people already do it! It can be any theme you want! You know you want a Golden Essie of your own!!

I've got some scrappin' to do, so until next time,

Go make something pretty!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Stampy Land Submission, Take Two!

I got some new stamps and, finally, some COPICS in the mail on Saturday. I decided to make a new card for the current Stampy Land challenge.

Supplies are as follows:
Paper-Die Cuts with a View, Two Busy Moms
Stamps-C.C. Designs Spring Trevor and Park Bench
Markers-Copic Sketch
Dies-Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Eyelet Squares, Large Bottlecap
Twine-My Mind's Eye

Here's a closer look at the stamped image:

This was my very first stamped image where I used the masking technique, as well as my first attempt at using Copic markers. I have a lot of practicing to do, but I'm proud of my first try at both!
Go make something pretty!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A little Spring

Today's card is another pretty simple one. I'm trying to practice coloring because I'm getting into stamping a little bit. I don't own any Copics yet but my Zigs are doing the job decently for now!

I used glitter on the wheelbarrow and three colors of Flower Soft, with some trickling over the side. I also used Mrs. Grossman's Swarovski crystals for the ponytail holders in her hair. Threaded some ribbon, stuck on some buttons, there ya have it! I am leaving off the sentiment for now until I have a purpose for the card. It's a cute stamp; I'm looking forward to using it again soon!

Go make something pretty!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Stampy Land submission

Here is my Boys card for the latest Stampy Land dare. I don't have any stamps of actual boys so I found some stamps of frogs, which I felt captured the theme. The card reads "You are toadally great". I used the Lifestyle Crafts nesting eyelet squares, Yogurt and Chicken Noodle alphabets. The frog stamps are some that I got at least ten years ago from Michaels all in one kit but I have no idea what brand they are. I colored them with Zig markers and embellished with some baker's twine. Thanks for checking it out!

Today's Project with Lifestyle Crafts

This morning, I used Lifestyle Crafts nesting eyelet squares dies to make a simple but cute card!
I used the largest size square to make the actual card base. This was achieved by leaving the very edge of the die off the edge of the folded paper, so that it wouldn't cut and it left a folded edge. I also cut around my stamped image and matted it with two additional sizes of the squares, followed by a sentiment on the smallest. The inside of the card reads "It's time to start acting like a kid!". I used some pop-dots here and there for dimension as well as some baker's twine for added color. This offers a lot of customization and is great for any occasion!
Here is another view that shows the card base a bit better:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Glue, Paper, Scissors

Hi! Welcome to my blog :)  This blog will be all about my scrapbooking/cardmaking/papercrafting projects. I will definitely share pictures with you of things I make, and hopefully I will get into some tutorials as well. My absolute favorite thing are the Lifestyle Crafts dies, so you will certainly hear a lot about those!
I love to express my quirkiness through paper crafts and I will be sharing some projects very soon!

Go make something pretty!