Saturday, February 13, 2016

Getting Sentimental and Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone!  The Paper Ala Mode challenge this week is to put your focus on the sentiment.  We also have a brand new sponsor this week - Digi Stamp Boutique!    They have some great images in their store.  I chose to use a set called Flower Heart Circles.  It comes with four different wreaths and five different sentiments.

First off I made a birthday card.  It's a little hard to see, but I did add some yellow glitter to the center of the flowers.



I've been excited to show you my second card because I found a product that is new to me called Yupo paper and it is so much fun to play with alcohol inks on it.  Yupo paper is a synthetic paper and has kind of a plasticy feel to it.  When you drop the alcohol inks on it they spread out.  What's cool is that you can drop another color in the center of one and it will push it away.  This card background is just drops of alcohol inks.  If you search for yupo paper and alcohol inks art you will find some fantastic things people have done by controlling the inks a little more.


I also played around with the Yupo paper and made some polished stone backgrounds.  Using this paper makes that technique go much easier!  Here is one done in blue tones with silver ink.


Another one I did in orange red tones with gold ink

and a last one has no metallic ink, but I laid some plastic wrap on top of it and then pulled it off to give it some texture. 


I still have to make out my menu for the week and then to get to the store and get busy.  I wish you all a happy weekend!  

Sunday, February 7, 2016

An anniversary card and my weekly menu

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share this anniversary card I made for my daughter and son in law.  I am really happy with how it turned out.


The piece on the side is a die cut that I glued on to the card.  I know it kind of looks like it was embossed.

I did all of my weekly cooking today.  Our menu is
Sunday - Herb crusted salmon filets with wild rice and roasted asparagus
Monday - Bacon cheeseburgers with oven fries
Tuesday - Creamy chicken, mushroom, spinach enchiladas with Spanish rice and sliced avacados
Wednesday - Rosemary pork chops with green beans and macaroni and cheese
Thursday - Tuna fish sandwiches with baked potatoes
Friday - Spaghetti with garlic bread
Saturday - Roasted chicken with carrots and broccoli


Sunday, January 31, 2016

Anything Goes With a Twist at Paper Ala Mode

This week's Paper Ala Mode challenge is Anything Goes with a twist.  The twist is to use more than one type of media on your card.   Our sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies, and I chose this wonderful Daisy Birdbath image for my card.


I used Copic markers, chalk, and glitter.  I loved the image so much that I made a second card.


I cut an oval out of the front of the card and popped the image up on pop dots behind the front so that it's recessed a little.  Come an play with us!




Saturday, January 23, 2016

Things are shaping up at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone!  We got such a lovely snowfall on Thursday night, so I had a snow day from work on Friday.  I spent most of it in my craft room making cards.  The temps warmed up enough yesterday to make the roads passable so I was able to get out and get my grocery shopping done today.  Today will be spent in the kitchen!

The challenge at Paper Ala Mode this week is to make a card that is anything different from your normal A2 sized card.  There are some fun shaped cards to see over there!  Our sponsor is Star Stamps, and I used this adorable Goldfish Fishing stamp to create a center step card.


I hope you will come play with us!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Paper Ala Mode Valentines/Love

Hi everyone!  The Paper Ala Mode challenge is all about Valentines and Love this week.   Beccy's Place is sponsoring us, and she has some super cute images in this category.   I used Wild Hippo to create this valentine.


I used a heart die for the background and purple glitter on some of the hearts.  The words on the candy heart were done with a pink gel pen.  I think this hippo is adorable.

Come see what everyone else did because there are some seriously wonderful samples there!  Play along with us too - you could win some awesome prizes!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

It's Anything Goes at Paper Ala Mode

Hi Everyone!  I have been busy with Christmas stuff, but I did take time for Paper Ala Mode's last challenge of the year - Anything Goes.  This challenge is sponsored by A Day For Daisies.  I encourage you not only to go play in the challenge because of the fabulous prizes you can win, but to at least go see the cards the design team made for this challenge.  They are so wonderful!

I made two cards for the challenge.  The first one is a birthday card called H Is For Happy Birthday.  I love balloons on birthday cards, and I think the little animals on this one are cute and funny.



I made a Christmas card for my 2nd card because this sweet image A Special Gift  just called out to me.  I computer generated the sentiment.


If I'm not back here before Christmas, let me wish you all a truly blessed and joyous Christmas with your families.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas at Paper Ala Mode

Hi everyone!  Today the paper ala mode challenge at the Outlawz is Christmas!  Our sponsor is My Besties and they chose the images we were supposed to use.  I chose a cute image that I think would be really great for Valentine's Day as well, but since they chose them I don't know the name of the image

I colored the image with Copic markers and added some puff pain to the trim on her boots and cuffs.  I also used some white gesso for the dots on her petticoat and hat.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I have to admit that I forgot the challenge was Christmas, so this is really more of a "winter time" card that Christmas.

I don't think I shared the card I made for the last Paper Ala Mode challenge which was birthdays.  We were sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and I used Audrey with Cupcake.


Please come play with us!  You can win some great prizes if you do!