Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Burt's Bees Hydration

I would like to take a break from my regular blog posting to share this info with you. Recently I participated in a Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Campaign as I am a BzzAgent and receive products free or at a discount. I received my Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Kit and from the first application of the face lotion, I felt it working. I love Burt's Bees products, and their Intense Hydration line lives up to its name for sure! If you have dry skin, you'll want to give it a try for yourself! Okay, let's all get back to crafting. Or, whatever it is you enjoy doing if you aren't one of my crafty friend followers. Have a happy day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Crafty Card Gallery November Challenge

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Turkey Day!

For those in the US...Happy Thanksgiving! I am here to share the Crafty Card Gallery Design Team Challenge for is to use a stationary item on our card. Right off I knew I'd use one of my spiral paper clips. But, I wasn't sure how. Then, as I was creating a project for a PK sketch challenge, it hit me...I started on the task of grabbing my stamps and cutting various paper before forgetting my idea. I was on a mission! Best thing, the receiver of this card can even frame it to use as a Thanksgiving Kitchen/Dining Room decoration for years to come. Yes, I think it's THAT cute!

Items needed:
PK-  141 Lil'Tweets Thanksgiving (Can be purchased from Peachy Keen Stamps HERE.)
Red, Orange, White, and Patterned Papers (one with fall leaves, the other decorative with spiral pattern and light enough in color to stamp on)
Copic Markers
White Gelly Roll pen
Matching ribbon
Matching Bling (I used pearls)
Spiral Paper Clip

Here's what I did:
Decided my base color would be white and cut that out to the size I wanted my card to be.
Then I cut the red paper a bit smaller than the white one and the orange one a bit smaller than the red one.  (After folding the white paper in half to have the top and bottom/front and back of my card.) The patterned paper I cut a bit smaller but then took an extra 3/4 of an inch off the longer side.
I cut a strip of leaves one and a half inches wide.
Cut the banners from scraps to a length that looked good. Using the darker color first and stamping my sentiment on the lighter banner.
I then stamped the prayer on the light patterned paper and the bird on a piece of white cardstock. I used my circle punch to punch out the bird, then I colored him with my Copics. Assembled the card using my TOMBO glue and double sided sticky foam. Trimmed the red papers with faux stitching using my white Gelly Roll pen. Tied the ribbon onto the paper clip and placed it on the corner of the card. Added my three dot pearl bling to finish it off.

Oh...and if you haven't purchased your copy of Creations, by Crafty Card Gallery...may I suggest you do. It has a lot of great articles and cards featured in it! You can purchase it HERE. A few of my cards are featured in this current issue!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for looking at my blog! Please become a follower. Once I have 50 followers, the giveaways will begin. (With a new set of my favorite stamps!) Until next time...TTFN!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Fun

Happy weekend! I just love these Elf stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps!What I love is that I can stamp any face on it from any of their face assortment, I decided to stamp one of the corny faces on! I think he's cute. I'm looking forward to making some cards with these elves. I also tried doing some Copic Resist. Still trying to get my blending figured's tough! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed seeing what Im up to. TTFN!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Bird-day!

Howdy crafty friends! The next Peachy Keen Challenge has begun so since I needed to create a birthday card for my friend, I decided to use the colors from the PK Color Challenge. Using a Mojo Monday Sketch that I recently saw, I started gathering my papers for this challenge. Then I gathered the 3 Peachy Keen stamp sets I needed. I stamped my bird and took out my Copics and gave it my best...I'm still trying to get the hang of blending colors. I stamped my sentiment inside and got to work putting it together. Stamped the other sentiment then added it and bling. Some faux stitching and done! Amazing how quick it comes together when you have colors and a sketch already figured out! It took me longer to color the bird! I hope you enjoy this sweet tweet!

A Bit About Me, Thia

Hi, I'm Thia... the Thia behind Blue Moon Creation. I live in Sunny Southern California with my hubby of 9 years and our two young children. I am currently a stay at home Mom, after working with children with autism for the past 10 years. As for crafting, I have been the crafty type my entire life. In high school, my second year Spanish teacher made me promise to drop 3rd year Spanish to go take art classes. So...I did! I've been creating various hand crafted items for more than 20 years, cards for 15 plus years, and scrapbook pages for about 12 years. Stamping is something I started doing about 6 years ago. I happily create all occasion cards/interactive cards, scrapbook pages, mini scrapbooks, blankets, jewelry, hair accessories, wall art, floral pens...etc. I own two Cricut machines (Baby Bug and the Expression) and I also have the Cuttlebug. I love die cutting and embossing. When I discovered Peachy Keen Stamps earlier this year, I added them to the list of craft supplies I must have, along with my Cricut Carts, Cottage Cutz Dies, embossing folders, Gelly Roll Pens, chalks, and of course, some Copic markers. My cards are featured in the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app, as well as in their card magazine Creations, 2nd issue. I am currently serving as a member of their Design Team until May 2013. I'm a ribbon winner at the 2012 OC Fair for my card featuring this year's theme, Home Sweet Home. To see some more of my creations, please visit my website, follow this blog (top right of this blog an area will pop up that will ask if you want to follow my blog), or my like my Facebook page.

I hope you decide to follow my goal is to create cards and projects that will inspire you or at least leave you smiling! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Snowman Card

Hey there crafty friends! Here is a Snowman card I created using my Cottage Cutz Dies, Peachy Keen Stamps, and Copic markers. I am entering this card in the Christmas Card Snowman challenge and also sending it in as samples of my work for various design team calls. When it comes to creating cards, I love paper piecing, stamping, embossing, and coloring with my Copics (but...I'm still learning how to blend my colors). I hope you enjoy this snowman card as much as I do. I had lots of fun creating him and trying to find colors to make the card "pop"! Enjoy!

Exciting News!

The 2nd issue of Creations by Crafty Card Gallery is now available! I already have my digital copy! Get yours today! You'll be glad you did! It contains lots of great articles and cards to inspire you!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Eat Sugar Cookies!

Gingerbread cookies are a favorite this time of year, so I was inspired to create a Holiday card with a bit of cute humor to it.

First I picked a sketch to work from (Peachy Keen Challenges) and then gathered my papers and other supplies. (The holly berry paper is from The Paper Studio, other papers are from my scrap stash.)

I created my Gingerbread Girl using my Peachy Keen Stamps and my Cottage Cutz Dies. I paper pieced her to give her some dimension. Using my blush colored Copic, I colored her cheeks. I used my White Gelly Roll Glaze pen for the frosting. Then I added some tiny red pearls to her pony tails.

For the card...
I used my window word punch to create the area needed for the spinner, then ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss it. To create the spinner, I used two dimes with a small round piece of double sided sticky foam to stick the dimes together. Then, I used my TOMBO glue to glue my image (Gingerbread Girl) to one of the dimes.

Card assembly...
I cut each paper a tad smaller than the previous piece for a layered look. I used the holly berry as my base then glued the red on top of that. Glued white on top of that. Placed the window cut paper down so I could measure where to stamp my sentiment. Stamped my sentiment then got busy with the hard part, which is inserting one of the dimes into the window by carefully bending the papers to get the dime inserted. (Once inserted, turn it over so the image is on the table and you are staring at the dime.) Onto the part that requires LOTS of double sided sticky foam. (Make sure to leave enough room for your dime to spin.) Done. Stuck that down and added my final touches...

Faux stitching, a button with bakers twine from the Twinery, and a few strips of paper ribbons layered with a Happy Holiday sentiment which I added some shimmer to the edges and heat embossed.

Cute? Totally! I hope this leaves you with an idea or two in your head or even a smile on your face! Thanks for stopping by! Until next good crafters! TTFN!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Joy

Hello fellow crafty friends! I was at one of my favorite stores, (Target) and came across this JOY sign in the Christmas section for $4! That's right, only $4! I love Christmas, and this year, I thought I'd start celebrating the season (yup, it's THAT time of year already), by making my own decorations with my Cottage Cutz dies and my Peachy Keen Stamps. So, seeing that cute sign and knowing it would be cuter after I got through with it, I tossed it into my shopping cart. After getting home and giving it some thought, I decided a gingerbread family would be better than my original snowman thought. I removed the snowflake and filled the O with some matching paper and peppermint candy from my stash.

Next, I prepped my gingerbread family. I love die cuts and stamping, so I have the Cottage Cutz dies as well as the matching Peachy Keen Stamp Sets. I paper pieced to add dimension. To make the girls dresses, I used paper from my stash, the shirt from the snowman die set, and then just cut off the sleeves. I used my Glaze pens for the white frosting and some gems and pearls to decorate their outfits. I used my Copics Blush on the lighter girl to show her rosy cheeks. I replaced the cord with bakers twine from the Twinery. I then placed the gingerbread family on the sign with double sided foam. Once I got it all together, I decided to add another piece...the word CHRISTMAS. I'm entering this in this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge : Anything Goes. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Floral Gift Tags

Hello my fellow crafty friends! I needed to make some gift tags as thank you's for my son's school, to go with the gift baskets to those who helped out for the Harvest Festival for the Kindy classes. What to use? Flowers! I gathered my Peachy Keen Face Stamps (I have quite the collection) and my Cottage Cutz Dies, along with some precut flowers from American Girl to create these cute mini Thank You tags/cards. I'm entering one of these cards into this months Peachy Keen Release Challenges. Enjoy!

Gift Tag Cards for Card Swap Group

What a great way for some card making motivation than those Peachy Keen Challenges! Their November Challenge 2 celebrating this months Peachy Release is create something with snow/snowflake. Perfect challenge to get me going on my cards for my card swap group! So they are now finished and I can mail them off! Enjoy!